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Kenya Presidential Election Annulled, Supreme Court Orders Rerun Within 60 Days

Odinga has claimed that hackers last month used the identity of a murdered Kenyan election official, who had been in charge of the electronic voting system, to gain entry to the election commission's database in order to manipulate voting results.

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Over 400 Killed in Muslim Revolt in Myanmar

A further 20,000 Rohingya have massed along the Bangladeshi frontier, the United Nations added in statement , but are barred from entry as they run from burning villages and Myanmar army operations. Between 300,000 and 500,000 Rohingyas live in Bangladesh but only about 32,000 of them have refugee status and live in camps in the Cox's Bazar district.

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Macron introduces labour reform bill that can "make or break" his Presidency

Labour rights are regarded as hard won by French workers. Meanwhile, the far-left political party France Unbowed (La France Insoumise, LFI) led by former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced a more furious response. "All the fears we had are confirmed", said the head of the communist-backed CGT union, Philippe Martinez. The Union of Local Businesses (U2P), which represents artisans and craftsmen, also said it is "fully satisfied" by the plan, which it perceives as a "strong ...

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These Chicago Animal Shelters Are Taking In Houston's Stranded Pets

Another factor that may have reduced the number of abandoned pets is a new state law . "HRA stands ready to take in animals, regardless of breed, with open arms and we look forward to finding forever homes for them in our nation's capital".

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Iranian President Calls on Muslims to Show True Islam to World

According to the Holy Qur'an, every adult Muslim who is financially and physically able to make the pilgrimage is obliged to go to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and participate in the celebration of the Hajj at least once in his or her life. Some Muslims will sacrifice a cow, goat or sheep in honour of Eid ul-Adha. They feed it and get ready for Eid. The ministry recommends people to proceed with the slaughter ritual in proper slaughterhouses, not on the streets or the entrance of residential ...

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Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?

Pets often get lost during weather emergencies, and a simple microchip is one way to ensure that your pet can be identified and returned to you. Maura Davies, vice president of communications, said they've also been getting donations of supplies and money.

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Faithful start gathering at Mina as Hajj rituals begin

The worshipers perform circumambulation of the Kaaba and offer prayers at the Holy Mosque. President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has charged the 91,000 Nigerian pilgrims now performing this years hajj to use the occasion of significance of the Arafat Day tomorrow (Thursday) to pray for the quick recovery of the nation's economy and good health for President Muhammdau Buhari.

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Richardson to replace injured Hazlewood for India ODIs

Shakib is now the No. 1 all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings and he showed exactly why as he spun a web around the Australians after a fine 84 in Bangladesh's first innings. "England were a strong side and Australia may not have a good record in the subcontinent in the recent past, but they did have their best players in the side".

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Iran rejects U.S. demand for United Nations inspector visit to military sites

The Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was an worldwide agreement hammered out over 20 arduous months of negotiations. Iran will never allow such visits. Ghasemi said Tehran has given the necessary warnings to the IAEA, and the agency will not "yield to illogical and unrealistic demands". During an August 27 press conference, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said U.S.

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US Missile Defense Test Hits and a Miss

This Tuesday night photo provided by the Department of Defense shows a medium-range ballistic missile target as it launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The test was considered a direct challenge to President Trump, who has threatened the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, that America would respond with "fire and fury" to provocations.

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Theresa May has refused to rule out military action against North Korea

The Prime Minister refused to rule out future British military action against North Korea or cyber warfare after being quizzed by reporters four times on the issue. Mrs May said Britain would be "participating fully" in UN Security Council talks on the issue, which would be having 'discussions about certain sanctions'.

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ISIS Fighters Thought They Had Safe Passage, But US Says Think Again

Dillon criticized Moscow and Damascus for allowing the buses of militants to travel through territory they control. Lebanese officials say they are nearly sure they are. It is part of a deal that came into effect after negotiations, led by Hezbollah, to determine the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers who were captured in 2014.

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European Union should think about better ties with Russia - Juncker

European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker blasted Britain's failure to answer "huge numbers of questions" on its Brexit plans as negotiators held a new round of talks on a divorce due in less than two years. Barnier said: "We need United Kingdom papers that are clear in order to have constructive negotiations". Meanwhile, David Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary defended his government's papers as "products of hard work and detailed thinking", adding that progress required ...

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Family of 6 drowned inside van while trying to escape Harvey floods

He survived by clinging onto a tree and was rescued by officers who were alerted to his shouts. The tragic post came hours before her family's van was overcome as it crossed a bridge. Ric Saldivar is the uncle of the four children. He says the family encouraged him to get the family out after the water began to rise around his home.

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Jim Mattis: Transgender troops to continue serving pending study

Serving trans members will remain in place for a little while yet. . Legal director Shannon Minter of the National Center of Lesbian Rights has asserted that Mattis' latest announcement was only misdirection. There is nothing new at all here, and suggesting otherwise is terribly misleading. According to USA Today , Mattis is allowing now serving transgender troops to stay in the military until he receives the results of a study.

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Pyongyang Papa! Kim Jong-un Welcomes Third Child

Lawmakers were briefed on the matter Monday, said Kim Byung-kee of the ruling Democratic Party, though Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol Ju is believed to have given birth in February. The Dangers do not end with a first strike by North Korea , they could also be trafficking in Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear materials and other potentially devastating weapons, the buyers for these weapons range from ISIS to dictators and warlords around the world.

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President Trump to talk taxes in Springfield

The GOP leaders in Congress seem now to be considering a more modest bill - one that has more in common with George W. Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax bills, which cut some taxes but did not amount to an overhaul of the tax code. "Bringing tax relief to middle-income Americans and ending the rigged economy was a central part of the President's campaign and is now a top priority of his entire administration", Sanders said in a statement to CNN.

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Illinois House Passes Ed Funding Bill

But some of Illinois' largest teacher unions have already lined up against the measure, saying Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is using students "as leverage for private school tax credits". However, he is disappointed with the last minute addition of the tax break for those giving to private school scholarships. The new tax credit would be worth 75 percent of a taxpayer's annual contributions to a scholarship fund, with a maximum credit of $1 million annually.

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Northeast Ohio animal rescues poised to assist shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey

At least 100 homeless dogs that were awaiting adoption in San Antonio, Texas, shelters are being relocated to facilities in the northeast to free up space for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. "You have to kind of compartmentalize, because if I'm thinking about the frightful situation people are in, I don't want to transmit that to the animals", said Adams.

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Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted once Ukraine ceasefire is agreed, says Merkel

The issue of migration has played an only moderate role in the German election campaign and Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in next month's vote. "I've already mentioned Martin Schulz at least once so that you wouldn't say that", Merkel responded, when asked about her reticence. "The last four years of the Kohl era was a period of stagnation and political agony", he added.

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Allow transgender people to serve in the USA military

The ACLU complaint calls the new policy a betrayal to existing service members who came out publicly to military personnel following a directive issued previous year by President Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ashton Carter. "But their President deprives them of an opportunity to serve on equal terms as others simply because they are transgender". The two locations maximize the chance that the pro-transgender cases will be heard by progressive judges, who may declare that Trump's ...

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North Korea fires projectiles into sea

The projectile was launched from North Korea's eastern Kangwon province. Between 2000 and 2007, South Korea joined the North along with China, the United States, Russia and Japan in what were known as the six-party talks to use economic engagement to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate

Trump campaigned on a pledge to do away with NAFTA , which he blamed for the loss of USA manufacturing jobs. Mexican dairy producer organizations included the Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas, Gremio de Productores Lechero de la República Mexicana, and the Asociación Nacional de Ganaderos Lecheros, along with Mexican processor organization Camara Nacional de Industriales de la Leche.

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Quiet at home, but tropical development possible on the coast

This morning, thunderstorms are starting to organize off the coast of Georgia. There will only be a short window of opportunity for this disturbance to become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Irma over the next couple of days. A tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for the North Carolina coast as the system designated "Potential Tropical Storm 10" continues to strengthen and could earn the name Irma, ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker said.

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China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions

North Korea's state media earlier on Saturday said that leader Kim Jong Un inspected a special operation forces training of the country's army that simulated attacks on South Korean islands along the countries' western sea border in what appeared to be in response to the ongoing U.S.