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Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Morales also lamented the deaths of protesters in clashes with police. The leftist leader hailed Illanes as a "hero of the defense of (Bolivia's) natural resources" after reiterating that the real aim of the cooperative miners' protest was to pressure the government to allow them to sign contracts with private and multinational companies. Read More

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France's burkini ban a 'stupid reaction' to extremism

He said the bans do not aid security and "fuel religious intolerance and the stigmatisation of Muslims". The town saw no reason to lift the decree as the ruling wasn't aimed specifically at it, a press spokesman told CNN. Cazeneuve, who was meeting with French Muslim leaders on Monday to ease religious tensions, said he would name veteran politician Jean-Pierre Chevenement to head an independent body charged with handling relations between the state and the religion's representatives. Read More

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Turkey vows to keep attacking US-backed Syrian Kurd forces

Turkey vows to keep attacking US-backed Syrian Kurd forces

The Kurdish-backed Jarablus Military Council said in a statement Tuesday it had agreed to a cease-fire following consultations with the US -led coalition. Jarabulus residents who fled the town when it was taken over by Islamic State in 2013, have meanwhile begun to return, television images showed. An AFP photographer on the border heard at least a dozen explosions and said that the de-mining work was continuing. Read More

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FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

The release comes as Clinton's lead over Donald Trump has been cut in half since her post-convention bounce last month, according to CNN's Poll of Polls released Thursday. "She relied on State officials to use their judgment when emailing her and could not recall anyone raising concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address", according to the documents. Read More

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CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton's lead cut in half

The Kaiser foundation poll was conducted from August 18-24 among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of adults that included 1,020 registered voters. It remains to be seen whether those efforts will click. In contrast, a majority of Donald Trump supporters say they probably or definitely will vote only for Republicans. Read More

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US House Democrats Ask for FBI Probe Into Trump Connection to Cyberattacks

The breaches are causing concern among election officials because of the voter personal information that could have been stolen, not because of any fear that an election could be stolen, law enforcement officials say . On July 12, an attack occurred on the Illinois State Board of Elections' voter registration system, prompting a shutdown of the system July 13 as a precaution. Read More

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Pakistan not being isolated internationally: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan not being isolated internationally: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan stands at the right place at all worldwide forums keeping in view the kind of alliances being formed in the world today, he said in an interview with BBC on Wednesday. Atrocities being committed by the Indian forces in the valley have taken a heavy toll on the lives of the innocent Kashmiris who are demanding freedom from the clutches of India once and for all. Read More

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Hawaii hit by strong rain, surf as tropical storm brushes by

Hawaii hit by strong rain, surf as tropical storm brushes by

Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation yesterday ahead of hurricanes Madeline and Lester. The NHC said additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 to 36 hours, and Hermine is expected to be a hurricane as it reaches the Florida's northern Gulf Coast by Thursday afternoon and then sweep across northern parts of the state with driving rain, then northeast along the Atlantic Coast. Read More

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Assembly nod for GST Bill

Assembly nod for GST Bill

Shrawankumar Malu, vice president of VTA said that multiple taxes like octroi, sales tax, entry tax, excise, service tax, license fees, turnover tax etc will no longer be present and all that will be brought under the GST; doing business will definitely be easier on enactment of this globally successful tax pattern. Read More

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Sadiq Khan and Kezia Dugdale face the wrath of Corbynites

As he came out in support of Smith, Khan highlighted Corbyn's lacklustre attempt to keep Britain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum, saying he had "totally failed" to get his message across. An estimated 640,000 people will be able to vote in the contest. The endorsement of Smith by Khan who became London Mayor in May has slightly boosted Smiths chances of becoming Labour Leader, as William Hill predicts that the MP for Pontypridd has only an 18% chance of winning the party ... Read More

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Kenyan president visits South Sudan in search of peace

Kenyan president visits South Sudan in search of peace

Kenyatta said he wanted South Sudan's leaders to fully implement the peace agreement brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, an African trade bloc. "And equally we are here to offer any kind of support; moral and material that we could give to help accelerate this process so that we can ensure, we have peace and stability and working ultimately together as a region to begin to work for the prosperity of our region and our people" he noted. Read More

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Impeachment is a 'coup', says Brazil's suspended president

Impeachment is a 'coup', says Brazil's suspended president

Rousseff's testimony was her last chance of defense in a almost nine-month impeachment process that has plunged Latin America's largest economy into political turmoil and deepened a recession. 28, 2016. "I became bitter", Ms Rousseff noted, her voice cracking sometimes as she spoke . While she isn't accused directly of profiting, Rousseff was the chairwoman of the state oil company during numerous years of the alleged corruption. Read More

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Modi praised at Baloch meet in Washington

Modi praised at Baloch meet in Washington

Either way, the military-industrial complexes of China, India and the United States would profit hugely from increase in conflict levels. "The Indian prime minister spewed venom against Balochistan and revealed his nefarious designs in a failed effort to divert attention from his government failure to quell increasing protests in disputed Kashmir", Zehri said while speaking as chief guest at a 'Pakistan Stability International Gujjar Convention" in Islamabad . Read More

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Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

On Saturday, the Syrian rebels said they have seized a number of villages south of Jarablus from IS militants and Kurdish forces. According to reports, the rocket was launched from territory held by Kurdish YPG forces on Saturday. The escalation against the neighborhood comes after the evacuation of Daraya, a Damascus suburb, following a deal struck with the government after a grueling bombing campaign and a tight siege. Read More

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