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Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Refugee Ban

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Refugee Ban

Last Thursday, a three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that those who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees. Both provisions were blocked by lower courts but were partially revived by the Supreme Court in June. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments about the legality of the travel and refugee bans in October. Read More

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Ten Suspected Militants Killed by Egyptian Forces in Cairo Raids

Ten Suspected Militants Killed by Egyptian Forces in Cairo Raids

Police found in the two apartments bomb-making materials, assault rifles and ammunition as well as maps of vital state installations and computers in which instructions and details of future attacks were stored, they said. IS claimed it was behind the attack via its news agency Amaq. The attack took place about 30km west of el-Arish in northern Sinai, the epicentre of a long-running rebellion now led by an ISIL affiliate. Read More

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A rattled Mexico starts to pick up the pieces after deadly quake

A rattled Mexico starts to pick up the pieces after deadly quake

Thursday morning while most people were sleeping, the 8.1 magnitude quake was registered off of Mexico's Southern Coast just as heavy rains from hurricane Katia lashed the East. More than 200 people were injured across Mexico , officials said. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with the President of Mexico , Enrique Pina Nieto , over the devastating quake that claimed the lives of 65 people in that country. Read More

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Mexico Mourns Victims Of Deadly Earthquake, Braces For Reconstruction

Mexico Mourns Victims Of Deadly Earthquake, Braces For Reconstruction

Federal Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development Secretary Rosario Robles said in an interview with Milenio Television that on Saturday she had accompanied the Oaxaca Governor on a tour of several municipalities in the state. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves had been detected but on Friday night USA time they confirmed that the "threat had now passed". Read More

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Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Shorelines

Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Shorelines

She called it the hurricane "bulge" - where water is drawn into the centre of the storm and the shape of the ocean is changed. Kaydi K wrote: "I am in disbelief right now". But not many people could predict what the storm did to the ocean surrounding a few small Bahamian islands. Footage from the Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out social media users on Saturday as it emerged that seawater was missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. Read More

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago Ordered to Evacuate

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Ordered to Evacuate

Irma was headed for a direct hit on Florida Sunday, prompting some to estimate it could be the most expensive storm in US history. Afterwards, Hurricane Irma continued on a path that saw it inflict varying amounts of damage on Puerto Rico, the Domincan Republic, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos, among others. Read More

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Greece, France sign development bank deal

Greece, France sign development bank deal

But he is running into German resistance despite conciliatory public signals from Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her finance minister has proposed transforming the euro zone's rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), into a fully-fledged EMF that would have more powers to support vulnerable member states. Read More

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Israeli strike on military facility kills 2 soldiers - Syrian army

Israeli strike on military facility kills 2 soldiers - Syrian army

In 2016, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it had carried out dozens of strikes in Syria meant to prevent transfers of advanced weapons to Hezbollah. Syria's army did not mention the SSRC in its statement . In recent weeks, Israel has warned that it will not allow Iran to consolidate its position in Israel's northern neighbors after it announced plans to build missile plants in Syria and Lebanon . Read More

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Journalist Gauri Lankesh's Killing Very Alarming: Mamata Banerjee

Journalist Gauri Lankesh's Killing Very Alarming: Mamata Banerjee

We have nothing to do with the Gauri Lankesh incident. The US today condemned the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, whose gunning down by unidentified assailants in Bengaluru has sparked an outrage. The memorandum also had a mention of the killing of MM Kalburgi, also a left writer and scholar who was killed in August past year and how his killers were still on the run, with police still looking for the traces of the culprits. Read More

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Fed's Fischer first to flee from Trump administration, Yellen not far behind

Fed's Fischer first to flee from Trump administration, Yellen not far behind

He has been a member of the board since May 2014. Fischer's term as vice chair was set to expire next year but his early departure gives Trump an opportunity to further shape the central bank sooner than expected. Michael Pearce, Ashworth's colleague at Capital Economics , wrote in August that Fischer is the "most ardent defender of the status quo" among Fed officials, adding that it seemed likely Trump would seek to replace Fischer with someone more sympathetic to his deregulatory agenda. Read More

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Jackets beat Vols in OT

Jackets beat Vols in OT

So this made sense: Johnson called a timeout, then he ignored the fancy stuff in his triple-option playbook and told Marshall to run an old-fashioned counter play from Tennessee's three-yard line. The "five-technique" is No. 19 Darrell Taylor , a standing end aligned outside Georgia Tech's right tackle. Johnson might have wished his worries about the kicking game were accurate. Read More

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China's Xi wants to put relations with India on 'right track'

China's Xi wants to put relations with India on 'right track'

The BRICS leaders are joined by observer nations - Thailand, Mexico, Egypt, Guinea and Tajikistan as part of the "BRICS Plus" plan. "We, in such manner, express worry on the security circumstance in the district and savagery caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaida and its partners including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani arrange, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir". Read More

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North Korea crisis: United States bombers drill over Korean peninsula

North Korea crisis: United States bombers drill over Korean peninsula

B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea sharply raised tension by firing a missile over Japan. "The US imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces do not hide their bellicose nature, claiming that the exercises are to "counter" the DPRK's ballistic rocket launches and nuclear weapons development", North Korea's KCNA news agency said . Read More

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Sharapova holds off Kenin to reach last 16

Sharapova holds off Kenin to reach last 16

Playing her first grand slam since the 2016 Australian Open , having tested positive for a banned substance at Melbourne Park past year, Sharapova overcame Kenin 7-5 6-2 in NY on Saturday (AEST). He will face Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, against whom he is 6-2, for a place in the quarter-finals. While the 30-year-old Russian is an imposing 6-foot-2, Sevastova is a compact 5-foot-7. Read More

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