• Obama says US is prepared to lift Myanmar sanctions 'soon'
Obama says US is prepared to lift Myanmar sanctions 'soon'

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was ready to lift economic sanctions on Myanmar after meeting the leader of the Asian nation, Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House. United States president says the removal of long-standing economic sanctions will help unleash Myanmar's "enormous potential". Changing the country's constitution to make h...

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  • At least 29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt
At least 29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt

The migrant boat , which carried about 600 people and sank near Beheira, was supposedly heading for Italian shores. Neighbouring Libya is still the starting point for most efforts to reach Italy by boat from north Africa but, after years of lawless chaos in the region, a rising number of people are setting out from Egypt instead.

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  • US Lifts Myanmar Economic Sanctions
US Lifts Myanmar Economic Sanctions

President Barack Obama and Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands as they speak to media at the conclusion of a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Sept. But following the landslide victory of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party past year, the country is seen by many to have moved from an authoritarian st...

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  • 42 dead, 163 rescued from sinking immigrant boat off Egypt's coast
42 dead, 163 rescued from sinking immigrant boat off Egypt's coast

In June, a boat capsized near Sicily, drowning at least 169 migrants . Egypt's state-run Middle East News Agency, MENA, put the number at 600, though it did not say where that figure came from. Some 1.3 million migrants reached Europe previous year fleeing war and economic hardship, prompting bitter disputes among European countries on how...

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  • Oil slips as Algiers meeting seen turning formal
Oil slips as Algiers meeting seen turning formal

Nigeria's output reached 1.75 million barrels a day and will keep rising after government outreach and a cease-fire with militants allowed some production to restart, Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Kachikwu said. The commodity plunged last week on supply glut worries but bounced slightly Monday after OPEC member Venezuela said a deal to...

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  • Trump Jr. defends Skittles tweet
Trump Jr. defends Skittles tweet

It emerged on Wednesday that the image used in Mr Trump jnr's original post was taken by a refugee who did not give permission for the photo to be used . has used imagery that some believe carries xenophobic or racist connotations. "These attacks were made possible because of our extremely open immigration system, which fails to properly vet an...

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  • Bills have $27.5 million Tyrod Taylor decision riding on coaching swap
Bills have $27.5 million Tyrod Taylor decision riding on coaching swap

Pegula's comments were in response to questions raised over Ryan's authority, and who made the decision to fire Roman on Friday . Meeting with reporters on Monday, Ryan was on the defensive, trying to stave off reports of ownership meeting with key offensive players without Ryan before offensive coordinator Greg Roman was sacked on Friday.

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  • US Senators reject 'one-sided' solution to Palestinian-Israeli conflict
US Senators reject 'one-sided' solution to Palestinian-Israeli conflict

During their meeting in NY on the sidelines of the annual convening of the United Nations General Assembly, the two leaders also spent a considerable amount of time discussing the crisis in Syria. Eisenhower, according to CBS News. The U.S. has also been dismayed at various times with Netanyahu's comments suggesting he did not favor the two-state...

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  • Chemical agent possibly found on rocket fired at United States troops in Iraq
Chemical agent possibly found on rocket fired at United States troops in Iraq

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is suspected of firing a crudely-made chemical weapon at a base where hundreds of USA troops were operating. A second reading turned up negative, but that could have been due to sun exposure or the passage of time, the official said.

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  • IS rocket fired in Iraq may have contained mustard agent
IS rocket fired in Iraq may have contained mustard agent

The United States has also observed repeated Islamic State attacks over the past year or so against Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces and Syrian soldiers, a second USA official said. and Iraqi troops are now operating. USA soldiers were put through decontamination showers to be sure they were not poisoned with mustard gas. Observers have repeatedly ...

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  • Mayor at heart of bridge scandal testifies
Mayor at heart of bridge scandal testifies

Three years after gridlock paralyzed a New Jersey town next to the George Washington Bridge for days, two former allies of Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly and Baroni, are being tried. "There are people at the highest level of government in New Jersey and at the very, very top of the Port Authority". On Day One of the trial of the two former Christie a...

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  • Labour leadership election voting deadline nears
Labour leadership election voting deadline nears

If you're an eligible registered supporter or affiliated supporter, you should have received your ballot by email. Sources close to Mr Corbyn made it clear that he wants to keep the one-member-one-vote system for leadership elections introduced by Ed Miliband, rather than return to the electoral college system which gave a third of votes each t...

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  • Only Russia or Syria could have bombed the United Nations aid convoy
Only Russia or Syria could have bombed the United Nations aid convoy

Laerke said the United Nations aid coordinator had received needed authorizations from the Syrian government to allow for aid convoys to proceed within the country. "The humanitarians delivering lifesaving aid were heroes", he added. He said the airstrikes on Aleppo province, including the ones that hit the convoy, were part of some 40 air raids ...

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  • Typhoon causes serious flooding in southern Japan
Typhoon causes serious flooding in southern Japan

Heavy rain had already fallen in some areas on Monday, including precipitation of about 110 mm per hour in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, and in Takanabe, Miyazaki Prefecture. Interaction with the islands of Japan is now causing Malakas to weaken rapidly. Southwestern Japan has been hit by a strong typhoon today (September 20th), leading to extreme w...

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  • Uri attack: Ball in Pak's court to arrest militants, says United States think-tank
Uri attack: Ball in Pak's court to arrest militants, says United States think-tank

The Indian Army, meanwhile, on Monday, said that it will decide the time and place to respond to the attack. We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of our own choosing. Expressing his satisfaction over operational preparedness of the army, he said that Pakistan Army is fully prepared to mitigate the entire...

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  • Edward Snowden says he'll vote in United States presidential election
Edward Snowden says he'll vote in United States presidential election

In 2012, Snowden donated money to the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, but said he voted for a third party candidate in the 2008 general election. "Bottom line: after 'two years of investigation, ' the American people deserve better". He continues: "I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about E...

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  • Explosion rattles New Jersey beach town
Explosion rattles New Jersey beach town

A 1-mile Semper Five "fun run" had been scheduled to start at 9 a.m., and the 5K race had been scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. The start of the road run was delayed, which avoided a large number of runners in the area, the office said .

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  • Freed Norwegian hostage thanks PH gov't
Freed Norwegian hostage thanks PH gov't

The MNLF has accepted to engage in peace talks with the government and is believed to have played a key role in securing the release of Sekkingstad. Sekkingstad, along with Canadians John Risdel and Robert Hall, and Filipina Marites Flor, were snatched in late 2015 while they were on vacation at Oceanview resort in Samal Island in Davao del Norte...

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  • U.S. refuses to address email leaks on Israeli nukes
U.S. refuses to address email leaks on Israeli nukes

Mr Powell , who has confirmed the authenticity of the emails, was sharply critical of the attempts by Mrs Clinton and her staff to draw him into the long-running controversy around her use of a private email to conduct government business when she ran the USA state department.

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  • Sanders: Clinton Must Focus on Issues, Not 'Personality Stuff'
Sanders: Clinton Must Focus on Issues, Not 'Personality Stuff'

While doing press for her upcoming movie "Snowden", actress Shailene Woodley stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Thursday night and got into issues of politics and the environment, two things she's passionate about. Steven Grumbine, of Harrisburg, Penn., told The Christian Science Monitor in April. "Now, I ran against Clinton for a year". ...

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