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U.S. forces assist Syrian opposition force in crossing IS positions

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced one of its generals was killed while fighting Islamic State in Syria . He added: "Fire points in those areas will be immediately suppressed with all military means". ISIS has controlled the Conoco gas field since 2014. Syrian troops also crossed to the eastern side of the river on Monday. The monitoring group said ISIL fighters are launching a counter-offensive to slowdown the push by the SDF.

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Merkel bloc wins election but faces far-right challenge

Schulz announced that he will not partner in another grand coalition and thathis party will go into opposition. Mainstream parties' leaders vowed a robust response to AfD's entry into parliament. "We want to win back AfD voters by solving problems, by taking account of their concerns and fears, and above all with good policies", Merkel added.

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Republican Obamacare repeal loses crucial support

Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., who has been one of the bill's fiercest Republican critics, set a bar for his support so high that it's likely impossible the legislation could meet it. She stated that she had several concerns related to the proposal. "We already have a problem under the Affordable Care act with the cost of premiums and deductibles, and finally, I'm very concerned about the erosion of protections for people with pre-existing conditions ".

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Tennessee Church Shooting: 1 Dead, 6 Injured at Nashville Church

The shooter then went inside the rear of the church and opened fire, setting off multiple rounds and wounding six people. This is a developing story, and we will report additional details as they arrive . The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. The Nashville Police Department said that one of the injured, a woman, died in the parking lot of the church.

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2 officers shot trying to apprehend suspect

The officer then realized it wasn't a gun. Authorities say they received a tip just before 4:15 a.m. that the man, identified as Jarred Burke of New Castle, was breaking into cars in the area of "K" Ave. She was taken to a hospital and is listed in critical condition. He also wounded a second officer who came to help. But the Taser proved ineffective, according to Moore.

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Moeen Ali hits eight sixes in second-fastest England ODI century

Click play on the video above to see highlights of Ali's hundred, the second fastest by an England player in ODI cricket, including all eight of his sixes! Evin Lewis announced the Windies' intentions in the chase, hitting two sixes from David Willey's first four balls only to mis-pull the fifth to mid-on, and Shai Hope was caught-behind driving in Plunkett's second over.

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Tighter sanctions on North Korea could have a harsh humanitarian impact

But they will not halt North Korea's nuclearisation. One project that has been discussed in the past involves building gas pipelines from Russian Federation to South Korea through North Korea. The country lacks assets to air-drop a nuclear device, and sending a vessel out to sea to detonate a device raises the chances of getting detected and stopped by the USA military.

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Uber Lost Its London License, Londoners Freak Out

The company said it had 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in London who used its app at least once every three months. "I know that Uber has become a popular service for many Londoners - but it would be wrong for TfL to license Uber if there was any way this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety or security".

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Iran launches new ballistic missile

Even though Iran has long boasted of owning missiles within the exact same assortment included in the arsenal, it had been the very first time that this Khoramshahr rocket has been exhibited in public places. The particular move was obviously a one on one challenge to the US Leader Donald Trump , whom around August finalized a bill imposing compulsory fees and penalties upon individuals involved with Iran's ballistic missile program in addition to anybody who does any business with ...

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Earthquake Detected in North Korea

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Friday said if North Korea tested a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean it would be the closest the Hermit Kingdom has come to committing an act of war. The majority of North Korea's oil likely comes from China, but the exact tally of oil exports remains unknown, as Beijing has not published such data since 2014.

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New Zealand's Trump-esque 'Kingmaker' to decide election

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is set to be kingmaker, as the New Zealand election on Saturday ended with neither major party securing a majority to form government. "We have been strong enough and honest enough with our supporters to make it home", he said. Ardern's centre-left Labour Party and its preferred partner the Greens were on 54, still needing another seven.

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North Korean leader: Trump is 'mentally deranged'

USA officials would not confirm that. Even amid such sanctions and threats, Trump and his aides say they hope to resolve the stand-off over nuclear weapons without resorting to military action. European Union ambassadors have reached an initial agreement to impose more economicsanctions on North Korea , going beyond the latest round of United Nations measures, officials and diplomats said.

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Huckabee: Trump, Netanyahu Bond Evident in Relationships

He further expressed surprise over widespread debates on Iran's national defense program amid a deafening silence over the weapons being used on a daily basis against innocent civilians in Yemen. That would in effect be a withdrawal from the accord. "President Trump told reporters Wednesday he has "[has] decided" on a plan of action, but declined to provide specifics.

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Violence Disrupts Turkey President Erdogan's Speech in NY

When Mr. Amos stood up, he said a lot of people tried to get to him but he was sitting between women and the elderly and that protected him for a moment. Erdogan watched on from a vehicle parked a few yards away. Fifteen Turkish security officials and four civilians were later indicted on assault charges by a grand jury in August.

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Trump, Netanyahu talk Middle East peace at United Nations meeting

Trump must decide by October 15 whether to certify that Iran is complying with the pact, a decision that could sink the deal. "I think we have a pretty good shot", Trump said. Rouhani denied that Iran had ever sought to obtain nuclear weapons and said the ballistic missiles it has been testing would be used only for defensive purposes.

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North Korea's Kim responds to Trump's United Nations speech with insults, threats

Kim Hyun-wook, a professor at the government-affiliated Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) in Seoul , said the Trump administration may "remain silent or tone down" its rhetoric in response to Kim's statement. However, the rhetoric was starting to rattle some in the global community. The first known usage of "dotard" was in the 14th century. The Hwasong-14 was flight tested for the first time only two months ago.

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ME election system not targeted by Russian hackers

Officials say 21 states were targeted by Russian hackers before the November elections. Utah's top elections officer says the state was not one of 21 where hackers targeted elections systems a year ago. Wisconsin was one of 21 states notified Friday of the attempted hacking. The Department of Homeland Security called Wyman personally to tell her of the activity, he said.

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Pres. Trump Coordinates With Afghan Counterpart Against Terrorism

The country repeatedly has said it has acted against Taliban insurgents and members of the Haqqani network militant group. "I hope that this time, Pakistan will get the message loud and clear that business as usual can not continue". "We are training and we're working with them very closely but it's the Afghans that are doing the fighting", he said. Ghani, a former World Bank official, praised global institutions like the United Nations for helping to foster stability in the wake of the ...

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Why KRG referendum is not a threat to Turkey

The highest court in Iraq has approved a request by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend an independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan . Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbors could lead to global conflict.

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Pakistan has uprooted all militant sanctuaries in the region: PM Abbasi

Demanding the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir, Abbasi had also maintained that Pakistan wanted normal relations with India "but on the basis of trust and respect." Abbasi added that India, like all other countries, has "the right to trade" with Afghanistan and had done so in the past too, but insisted that the two countries must restrict their exchange purely to economic activities and not indulge in military cooperation.

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Dreamers get loud, disruptive at Nancy Pelosi event in San Francisco

Elizabeth Garcia-Garfias, a 22-year-old student at the Sacramento event, said she appreciated the show of support from Pelosi and several Democratic members of Congress who joined her. Last week , Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer met with Trump twice and discussed a deal to extend the program. They repeatedly called the minority leader a "liar ".

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China, Russia urge Korean peninsula dialogue

The Trump administration initially pushed for a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to North Korea, along with a freeze on all foreign financial assets of Kim Jong Un and the government. US nuclear weapons were withdrawn from the Korean peninsula in the early 1990s at the close of the Cold War. Despite the UN Security Council adopting its toughest resolution yet against North Korea over its latest nuclear test and repeated missile launches , a Russian political analyst warned that ...

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Mueller makes extensive request to White House for Trump documents

One of the subjects under scrutiny is the Oval Office meeting Trump attended in May with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the country's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, the day after Comey was canned. Flynn reportedly told both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Vice President Mike Pence that he didn't discuss United States sanctions on Russian Federation with Kislyak, which turned out to be untrue.

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Republicans' last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare begins to gain momentum

Senator Bill Cassidy has offered a response to Jimmy Kimmel , who heavily criticized the Louisiana politician over the newly proposed Obamacare replacement. President Donald Trump is backing a new push by Senate Republicans to repeal Obamacare and attacked Republican Kentucky Sen. While the re-upped health care reform efforts seem to be gaining traction among a number of members, a handful of GOP lawmakers remain unsold.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

Toys "R" Us (Asia) runs 226 stores in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South-east Asiaand licenses an additional 35 stores in the Philippines and Macau. So is this the end of Toys "R" Us? Toys "R" Us and had no other choice but to file for #Bankruptcy protection on September 18, 2017, to restructure its debts and save the company.