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Clinton campaign says Trump could have "low bar" at debate

One way Trump may have been preparing already is by giving a number of scripted speeches on the campaign trail in recent weeks, as opposed to the free-wheeling style he adopted at rallies through most of the campaign. "I know she isn't flawless, but she will probably be very similar to President Obama". And when young people learn, for example, that Clinton used to be against same-sex marriage, "they can not fathom it". Read More

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N. Korea claims successful rocket engine test

On Sept. 13, the USA military dispatched two B-1B bombers to South Korea, but all of them returned back to the Guam base right after flying low around the Osan base for about 10 minutes. "This latest test is a very sobering reminder (that) the danger and the threat from North Korea is now reaching a very, very risky stage". One of the bombers landed at the base; U.S. Read More

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Kerry: Syria truce 'holding but fragile' despite violence

Kerry: Syria truce 'holding but fragile' despite violence

Gone were the loftier ambitions of creating a new, U.S. Activists and residents also reported airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Sunday. Another rebel official also signaled the insurgents might soon step up military action. MOD says it can "confirm that the United Kingdom participated in the recent coalition airstrike in Syria, south of Deir el-Zour on Saturday, and we are fully cooperating with the coalition investigation". Read More

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China could resume imports of USA beef

China could resume imports of USA beef

Sen. Steve Daines in May discussed ending China's beef ban with with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. 22) it's ready to start importing (pdf, in Chinese) US beef again, after more than a dozen years of eschewing it. "We also recognize that the United States has very good beef, so why should we deny Chinese customers this choice?" Bringing U.S. Read More

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'100 Schoolchildren' in South East London Brawl

'100 Schoolchildren' in South East London Brawl

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said around seven males, aged between 15 and 21 years, were arrested and taken to south London police stations. "I would appeal to anyone with information about what happened to contact us". Officers remained in the area to provide reassurance, he said. "They were all youngsters, a lot of them were in school uniform - that was the shock, seeing them in the uniforms". Read More

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Jimmy Fallon Defends Softball Trump Interview: 'Have You Seen My Show?'

Jimmy Fallon Defends Softball Trump Interview: 'Have You Seen My Show?'

Clinton has sought to make Trump's glowing comments about Putin an issue in the 2016 election, arguing that if the Republican nominee is elected, he would be someone the Russian president could manipulate. John McCain, in addition to Clinton and Democrats. Fallon, instead, opted to tousle the politician's much-hated hair. His interview with Clinton will air Monday night. Read More

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Rodrigo Duterte Once Killed a Man With an Uzi, Witness Says

Edgar Matobato made the allegations before the senate‚ which is investigating alleged extra judicial killings in Duterte's anti-crime crack down that police say has left 3 140people dead in his first 72 days in office. The killings allegedly targeted suspected criminals as part of an initiative to improve the safety and reputation of the Filipino city of Davao during the more than 20 years Duterte served as mayor. Read More

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As Hajj pilgrims flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Iran trade jibes

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, severed its ties with Iran and reduced the number of Iranian pilgrims permitted to take part in the hajj to 45,000, down from 150,000 before the incident. On social media, Khamenei's accounts used the hashtag #alSaudHijacksHajj to criticize the kingdom, while reiterating his demand that someone other than the Saudis be in charge of administering the hajj . Read More

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Al Shabaab attacks Somali town near Kenyan border, kill 7 troops

Jimale was wounded in the attack and died later in a hospital, Mohamed said. Al-Shabab militants, who are affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. "May God rest their souls". A Somali police officer says a powerful suicide vehicle bomb killed a senior Somali military general and five of his body guards near Somalia's defense ministry Sunday. Read More

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