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UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

Addressing world leaders at the United Nations Security Council, India's deputy permanent representative Tanmay Lal urged the worldwide community to pay more attention to role of states promoting terror. She said that disarmament and non-proliferation are linked to each other. In her remarks, she pointed out that a challenge to non-proliferation norms was the granting of "discriminatory waivers", arrangements which denoted double standards and opened the possibility of diverting material ...

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China in talks over ministers' meeting with Japan and S.Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (L) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi approach each other in Tokyo for a handshake ahead of a trilateral meeting that includes Japan on August 24, 2016. The plight of the so-called "comfort women" is a hugely emotional issue that has marred relations between Seoul and Japan for decades and which, for many South Koreans, symbolises the abuses of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula.

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Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

Her speech focused on the so-called "alt-right" movement, which is often associated with efforts on the far right to preserve "white identity", oppose multiculturalism and defend "Western values". Trump, in MS, linked the movement fueling his campaign to the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union - and brought Nigel Farage, an architect of Britain's successful "Brexit" campaign, up on stage.

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French Police's Burkini Patrol Forces Women to Strip on Beach

The incident has taken place at Nice beach and caused a wide media coverage after the photo showing four police officers standing over a woman removing her long-sleeved tunic emerged. The garment is now at the center of controversy in France, as 15 towns in the country's southeast have banned the full-body two-piece following a string of deadly attacks linked to Islamic militants.

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Nigel Farage: Donald Trump is the candidate for change

Farage is not expected to officially endorse Trump, and it's not clear whether the two will appear together on stage in Jackson, but Farage will draw parallels to his successful effort to bring about "Brexit" with the populist surge Trump is leading in the U.S.

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Missouri posts 20.2 composite ACT score

Students can retake the ACT their senior year, if they choose. Among 2016 public school graduates, 46,285 took the ACT, up from 45,162 in 2015 and 44,558 in 2014. ACT scores for Alabama's 2016 high school graduates are behind the national average, according to a report released today by the college testing organization and the state Department of Education.

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South Africa finmin says Treasury managing to remain "fiscally credible"

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been contacted by police, a Treasury spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday, after a media report said he had been summoned by an elite police investigation unit and may face charges. The political uncertainty eroded recent gains after what has been a hard year for one of Africa's largest economies. "It's no surprise that yields increased and the rand fell like a stone yesterday and today".

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Armed with Dildos, UT Students Protest Campus Carry

But U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel rejected their claim, finding no precedent predicated on the First Amendment grounds. However, the case is not necessarily dead. Three Texas professors want to ban concealed handguns in class. The UT Police Department is reminding students that they shouldn't actually see any guns on campus since open carry is not permitted, tweeting "if you see a gun, dial 9-1-1".

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Turkish, US officials discuss US-based cleric's extradition

Turkey Justice Ministry officials stated they would share with their USA counterparts the extradition demand documents in addition to evidence indicating Gulen's direct involvement in the attempted coup. The U.S. once considered Erdogan a leader interested in promoting democracy and working with America. The government has declared a state of emergency and launched a massive crackdown on Gulen's supporters in the aftermath of the coup, raising concerns among Turkey's allies and human rights ...

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Gallup Poll: Majority Of Republicans Crave A Different Nominee

Perhaps that has something to do with the comments of many prominent conservatives, including the GOP presidential nominee. Less than half of nonwhites (46 percent) said they were concerned about voter I.D. In North Carolina, the voter registration advantage for Democrats has fallen by 44,000 people over the past year, according to Politico , but the real intangible there is a 40 percent increase since 2008 in the number of independents, as many who have moved into the state have not joined ...

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Promised prosperity never arrived in Russian-held Crimea, locals say

The three leaders agreed to meet on the sidelines of the September 4-5 summit after phone talks Tuesday on "prospects for the continuation of the Minsk" peace accords to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement.

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Independent League Baseball Player Smashes His Own Windshield with Grand Slam

The ball hit shattered the window of his 2008 Toyota Tundra that was parked in the parking lot. That dream usually doesn't end with a broken windshield, but it did for Brandon Thomas . Thomas' team won 17-6, but he might have to call up Safelite to fix his auto after hitting a grand slam. But that's probably not going to happen because, as Thomas concluded, "I've got a $1,000 deductible".

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One killed in TV channel office attack in Pakistan

According to a report in The Dawn , the London-based MQM chief also shouted slogans against Pakistan while addressing his party supporters from London over phone on Monday. The strikers, a lot of them women, attacked a nearby TV channel. He said MQM leader Farooq Sattar addressed a press conference Tuesday to show his party's democratic position.

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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar in exile in DRC

More children forced to fight in South Sudan , says UNICEF was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on August 19, 2016 and was last updated on August 19, 2016. The U.S. has spent $1.6 billion trying to quell the escalating violence, with little success. South Sudan has been embroiled in an ethnically charged war since 2013, only two years after it gained independence from Sudan.

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Driven out: Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

Officials said that there were two deaths in Livingston Parish, two in St. Helena, five in East Baton Rouge, three in Tangipahoa and one in Rapides Parish. He says water had never gotten within 200 yards of his business, until the weekend. Lori Steele, spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, told the Associated Press an estimated 75% of the homes were a "total loss".

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Guilty plea in landmark ICC Timbuktu war crimes trial

The trial has an historic importance due to the first time that the court in the Hague has tried a case of cultural destruction. "Deliberate attacks on cultural property have become actual weapons of war", ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said during proceedings today.

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Ohio State wrestler makes history at Olympics

Snyder beat Khetag Gazyumov of Azerbaijan 2-1 for gold at 97 kilograms during the men's freestyle tournament . The Americans, a young team with eight players who had never competed in the Olympics, came to Rio seeking a fourth USA gold medal in the sport and were favorites after winning the World Cup a year ago.

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Texas wins temporary victory in transgender bathroom battle

O'Connor said that the Obama administration did not follow proper procedures for notice and comment in issuing the guidelines. Paxton had argued that halting the law before school began was necessary because districts risked losing federal education dollars if they didn't comply.

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Palestinian rocket strikes Israeli town near Gaza

Eyewitness told Anadolu Agency that the Israeli airstrikes targeted a training site for the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, in Beit Lahia town in northern Gaza Strip. Israeli cabinet ministers approved the deal with Turkey in late June but Ankara did not send it to parliament because of time pressure following the July 15 attempted putsch by a rogue military faction.

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DEA to make it easier for researchers to obtain marijuana

Research has been stymied by the fact that the only approved marijuana had to be produced at the federally-approved site at the University of Mississippi. "Continuing marijuana prohibition forces critically ill people to suffer needlessly, leaves life-changing treatments undeveloped, and keeps patients and providers in limbo between state and federal laws", NCIA Executive Director Aaron Smith said in a statement .

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Search for living, dead: Louisiana fights back from flooding

Obama will visit Louisiana next week, after the scheduled end of the vacation he has been taking in Martha's Vineyard. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 produced an average payout of under $8,000 for about 180,000 residents of NY and New Jersey. USA Today said Clinton has tweeted once about the flooding and Donald Trump hasn't said anything. It's fair to say that residents were ill-prepared for this type of disaster.

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Trump's terrorism plan falls woefully short

Finally, Trump laid out his plan for "extreme vetting" of foreigners coming into the United States from terror hot spots around the world. Manafort also advised Ukraine's deposed pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and according to a New York Times report , Manafort was designated to receive $12.7 million in undisclosed payments from Yanukovych's political party from 2007 to 2012.

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More local Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana

Over 1,500 volunteers with the American Red Cross have been sent to the Louisiana area to help those affected by severe flooding. The Red Cross can not accept donations of clothes and other items, but they are in need of cash donations.

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US judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Penzone, who lost to Arpaio in 2012 by six percentage points, said getting the sheriff's office off court supervision can be accomplished doing things he says Arpaio hasn't - meeting deadlines and holding sheriff's officials accountable when they miss them.

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Trump to Black Voters: 'What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?'

Donald Trump's campaign stop in Dimondale Friday will start a couple hours later than originally planned. Current polls showed about 2 per cent of black voters say they will vote for the NY real estate developer. Many young black high school students are unemployed. He predicted that given a chance to govern, he would win 95 percent of the African-American vote in the future.