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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polish government signals U-turn on total abortion ban

After the protests , though, Karczewski said at a briefing (Polish) the plan would be halted, and that the senate instead will wait for the results of the review of the citizen's proposal by the lower chamber of parliament. And prime minister Beata Szydlo says the Law and Justice party "is not working" on the ban, NPR reports . Mariusz Dzierzawski of Stop Abortion , the group that initiated the petition and proposal, was not optimistic about the law's chances either.

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Potential U-turn signalled for Polish abortion ban

In late September, the lower house of parliament voted 267-154 to ban abortion in all cases except for risk to the mother's life. The abrupt dismissal of the law came just ahead of a European Parliament debate on women's rights in Poland scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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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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After mass protests, Poland govt won't back abortion ban

It looks like they've been heard, because on Wednesday, Senate speaker Stanislaw Karczewski has said that the upper house of parliament would not initiate work on the bill that would make the abortion ban law. There were also counter protests Monday, with people attending special Masses devoted to the legislative proposal. While it was hard to gauge participation in small towns and rural area, which tend to be conservative, participation in the cities appeared to be significant on Monday ...

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Women in Poland strike to protest proposal for abortion ban

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin has said proposals put before parliament for a near-total ban on abortion will not be implemented. Also on Wednesday, Stanisław Karczewski, the Senate speaker, said Poland's upper house of parliament will not work on legislation that would further restrict abortion in the majority-Catholic country.

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Polish Women strike; protest proposed abortion ban

A petition gathered over 450,000 signatures and thousands of men and women wore black and took part in a nation-wide strike to protest against the government's intentions. The Guardian calls the Law and Justice party's sudden rejection of the proposed ban just weeks after recommending it "humiliating". Polish officials estimate that there are now more illegal abortions than legal ones in the country.

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Clinton gets modest bounce after debate with Trump, poll shows

So, did she have a surge? Back in 2012 when challenger Mitt Romney was seen as the landslide victor in his first debate with President Obama, the republican nominee shaved 4. But even then, in such a fast-changing campaign, it might only be a brief flashpoint before the next presidential debate on October 9. The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hemptead, N.Y.is in the books and the September 26 event watched by more than 83 ...

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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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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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UN releases images of damage in Syria's Aleppo

Syria's military said it will reduce airstrikes and artillery fire on rebel-controlled areas in the eastern districts of Aleppo to allow civilians to evacuate safely. Tensions have surged between the two powers after Washington suspended talks on a ceasefire in Syria over Moscow's continuing bombing campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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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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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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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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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.