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Post-debate polls show Clinton up while Trump wallows in gutter

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to a latest poll. The WBUR poll also surveyed voters on whether they thought each candidate was "fit to be president".

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Charlotte police release full tape of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

The full, unedited video taken by Scott's widow, Rakeyia Scott, includes a police officer shouting "Gun. Gun". Scott, who is facedown for the majority of the video, can be heard moaning repeatedly. "My belief is if it was in that section near his body, you would have seen it", Bamberg told the Charlotte Observer . "Stay with us, bro, stay with us now", one officer says to Scott.

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Hong Kong 'umbrella protest' leader Joshua Wong held in Thailand

The Thai Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the military-led government, which was set up after a coup in 2014, "does not prohibit the expression of personal opinions on the political situation in Thailand". Wong was scheduled to give a speech on Thursday at an event in Bangkok commemorating the Thammasat massacre, when pro-democracy students were killed by Thai security forces in 1976.

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Hong Kong activist held in Thailand 'at China's request'

Chotipatpaisal says Thai airport authorities told him they had received a letter from the Chinese government, but didn't reveal its contents. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed the deportation was requested by China. "Thailand's arrest of Joshua Wong. sadly suggests that Bangkok is willing to do Beijing's bidding", its China director, Sophie Richardson, said in an email.

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Hong Kong activist glad he didn't disappear

Wong was due to give a talk at an event hosted by Chulalongkorn University about youth participation in politics, the Umbrella Movement and Hong Kong's new political party Demosisto , said the party's deputy secretary general Agnes Chow.

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Hong Kong's pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been detained in Thailand

China ondeclined to clarify its role in Wong's detention, with a foreign ministry official saying only that the ministry had "taken note of the relevant reports", Reuters reported. "Thailand's arrest of Joshua Wong. sadly suggests that Bangkok is willing to do Beijing's bidding", its China director, Sophie Richardson, said in an email.

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Syrian military says it will reduce Aleppo airstrikes

The foreign ministry said in a statement that the United States had already "practically frozen coooperation" and that "in this situation, the Russian side is suspending the fulfilment of agreement in answer to the unfriendly actions of the United States".

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Hillary Clinton surges ahead of Trump in first polls after debate

Tom Sutton, political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, said Trump started solid with criticism of NAFTA and plans for trade agreements, but his weaknesses were prominent later when asked about his past questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

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Polish Government Not To Support Anti-Abortion Draft Bill

Many men - public figures among them - joined the thousands of women on the streets of Warsaw , Gdansk, Wroclaw and elsewhere across the largely Catholic nation on what has been dubbed " Black Monday ". But the bill's opponents tied the measure to Law and Justice, holding a protest Monday outside PiS headquarters in central Warsaw . As NPR wrote in December , after the constraints on the judicial branch were imposed, some women's rights groups in Poland anxious that the party would ...

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Syrian military says it will reduce Aleppo airstrikes

The foreign ministry said in a statement that the United States had already "practically frozen coooperation" and that "in this situation, the Russian side is suspending the fulfilment of agreement in answer to the unfriendly actions of the United States".

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Thai officials: Activist Joshua Wong sent back to Hong Kong

Thailand has been under military rule since Prayuth led a coup that toppled the elected government in May 2014, and broad restrictions on political expression and activities remain in place. "A$3 fter which they used a very intimidating voice to say 'Here, we can treat you very well, or purposely make things hard for you, you know to what extent we can do this - so which do you want?" Nathan Law, 23, who last month became Hong Kong's youngest lawmaker when he won a seat for Demosisto, told ...

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France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

One image, dated Saturday, shows the damage to a school or athletic facility in Aleppo's Owaija district. Out of its declared "frustration", the United States announced earlier this week that it had suspended all talks with Russian Federation over the cessation of hospitalities in Syria, particularly in Aleppo.

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Security Council agrees on Portugal's Guterres next UN chief

Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica, the United Nations official who played a key role in shaping last December's historic agreement to fight climate change and one of three candidates who dropped out of the race, tweeted: "Bittersweet results #NextSG ".

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Thailand denies entry to teen Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Pol-Colonel Pruthipong Prayoonsiri, deputy commander of the Suvarnabhumi Airport Immigration Office, confirmed that China had asked for the Thai government's cooperation in denying entry to Wong. Many were shocked at the recent disappearances of five booksellers, including Chinese-born Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen who went missing from his holiday home in Thailand and later turned up in mainland Chinese custody.

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UN Security Council backs Portugal's António Guterres to be next secretary

Today the 15 members of the Security Council held their sixth "straw poll" to decide the future leader. The decision should then be endorsed by the 193-member General Assembly, but the process is considered a formality. The announcement came much sooner than expected, as secretary-general elections usually last until late October or early November. "The fact that [Guterres] had no "discourage" meant that no one was against him, including no vetoes from any of those coloured ballots of the ...

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Former Portuguese PM Guterres selected to be next United Nations chief

Mr Churkin announced that a formal vote by the council will take place today to confirm the choice of Mr Guterres, adding that he expected the selection to be "by acclamation". But Mr Guterres, 66, was the frontrunner in the first five straw polls. His appointment comes despite calls from more than 50 countries to elect a first woman secretary-general.

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Hong Kong political activist returns after detention in Bangkok

Wong and several fellow protest leaders were found guilty of "illegal assembly" by a Hong Kong court, but were sentenced to perform community service rather than serve time in jail . "I actually had a lot of discussions with a Thai official, but because he didn't speak English very well, I couldn't hear him very well". Before he was detained, Mr.

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First Presidential Debate Breaks Twitter Record

The new poll sponsored by two Florida Fox TV stations showed a was a dead-heat with Clinton measuring in at 46.6 percent and Trump barely behind her at 46.3 percent. Throughout his outsider presidential bid, Trump has refused to deviate from a strategy hinged on an ambitious travel schedule packed with massive rallies that draw overwhelmingly white crowds.

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Thailand detains Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong

The student, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, said that the Thai authorities told him that they had received a letter from the Chinese government asking that Mr Wong not be allowed into the country. One of Hong Kong's five missing booksellers, Gui Minhai, who sold books containing salacious tales about Chinese Communist Party officials, went missing from his Pattaya home at the end of 2015.

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Portugal's Guterres poised to be next United Nations chief

There was a strong sentiment among eastern European nations that it was their region's turn to produce the next secretary-general, based on an informal notion of a rotation system - although this is not provided for in the UN Charter. Former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic and Miroslav Lacjak, the foreign minister of Slovakia, finished second and third, respectively, but, facing likely vetoes, neither had much chance of making it to the secretary-general's office on the 38th floor of the ...

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Who Had The Worst Debate Moment, Clinton Or Trump?

Trump was self-congratulatory about avoiding any mention of Bill Clinton's affairs during the debate Monday, but his campaign is now urging supporters this week to raise Hillary Clinton's treatment of the women involved as a salient talking point in the 2016 election.

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Poland backtracks on Church-backed abortion ban after protests

The anti-abortion movement in Poland, a deeply Catholic country, remains strong. "A total ban certainly won't get through", he said. Almost half of the country's population supported Monday's protests , an opinion poll carried out for the liberal OKO.press showed.

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United Nations expert: Syria aid convoy was hit by airstrike

It said civilians in rebel-held eastern Aleppo were being used as human shields and a reduced level of bombardment would allow people to leave for safer areas. Russian Federation has suspended an agreement with the United States on research cooperation in the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest move underlining worsening tensions between Washington and Moscow .

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Who Had The Worst Debate Moment, Clinton Or Trump?

Trump was self-congratulatory about avoiding any mention of Bill Clinton's affairs during the debate Monday, but his campaign is now urging supporters this week to raise Hillary Clinton's treatment of the women involved as a salient talking point in the 2016 election.

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Syrian military says it will reduce Aleppo airstrikes

The foreign ministry said in a statement that the United States had already "practically frozen coooperation" and that "in this situation, the Russian side is suspending the fulfilment of agreement in answer to the unfriendly actions of the United States".