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If one were to believe China's statement , it suggests that the " expeditious disengagement " India mention basically means Indian troops withdrawing from Doklam . "Both countries never meant to have a war", says Zhao Gancheng, a senior fellow the Shanghai Institute for International Studies. In response, India sent hundreds of troops into Doklam , which Beijing insisted was an incursion into its territory.
  • Iraqi forces liberate most of Tal Afar from IS

    Iraqi forces liberate most of Tal Afar from IS

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    The minister noted that Tal Afar's liberation would not put an end to the ISIL threat and called for further efforts in combating the terrorist group. Last week, Lebanon based al-Manar station, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that the latter also began a joint operation with the Syrian army against ISIS forces in Syria near the Syrian-Lebanese border.
  • Knifeman shot dead after attacking soldiers in Brussels

    Knifeman shot dead after attacking soldiers in Brussels

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    No one was injured in the foiled attack at Brussels Central station but officials said the consequences could have been severe had the bomb, full of nails and gas canisters, detonated properly. "The man was hit and died shortly afterwards in hospital from his wounds", the prosecutors' statement said. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: "All our support is with our soldiers".
  • Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon

    Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon

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    This is the first time the Macau government has sent a request to the Chinese authorities asking for the PLA Macau garrison to assist in relief efforts since Portugal handed the city over to China in 1999. "Residents are in peril and unable to assess if help is on the way", said Ashley Sutherland-Winch, a marketing consultant in Macau. Macau has rapidly transformed since 1999 into a gambling hub many times larger than Las Vegas, with major USA casinos piling in.
  • White House calls GOP Sen. Corker's criticism of Trump 'ridiculous and outrageous'

    White House calls GOP Sen. Corker's criticism of Trump 'ridiculous and outrageous'

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    When asked whether the president is abandoning efforts to get Mexico to pay for the wall, Sanders said, "I certainly don't think any efforts have been abandoned". "At a certain point, though, if you whiff on Obamacare repeal and if you whiff on tax reform, it's bound to harm them", Phillips said. "We employ a workforce of more than 250,000 people and have a long history of investing in this country - $140 billion into the USA economy from 2012-2016, more than any other public company".
  • Saturday's right-wing rally in Crissy Field canceled, organizers say

    Saturday's right-wing rally in Crissy Field canceled, organizers say

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    Mayor Ed Lee said that despite organisers saying it was called off , they have not cancelled the event in writing so the city was proceeding as though it was still happening. Earlier in the week, Gibson had said he planned the protest rally to discuss publicly what he feels are fundamental problems in the nation and to emphasize the value of and need for free speech and freedom.
  • "Something's wrong": Woman, 8 months pregnant, vanishes

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    Police are also asking apartment rental owners to check their properties for vacant garages, vacant apartments and garage dumpsters for any signs of suspicious activity or evidence. There's been a significant development in the search for a missing pregnant woman in Fargo. Greywind is eight months pregnant. They had picked the name Haisley Jo.
  • Inside Trump's (Current) Beef With The GOP

    Inside Trump's (Current) Beef With The GOP

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    Very presidential, isn't it? We aren't used to a president attacking his own party like this, but Trump seems to like to settle scores. "I thought the President did an exceptional job on Afghanistan and, frankly, was brutally honest with the American people", Cole said.
  • Dead, At Least 250 Injured After Ram Rahim Singh Convicted of Rape

    Dead, At Least 250 Injured After Ram Rahim Singh Convicted of Rape

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    In violent clashes with the police which took place over hours, at least 12 people are reportedly dead and hundreds are injured. "Why did the Punjab government allow them to come to Haryana? ". More than 100,000 supporters of Ram Rahim , who heads the Dera Sacha Sauda - which translates as "True Deal Sect" - had gathered near the court premises in Panchkula before the verdict was announced.
  • Samsung Leader Five Year sentence for Bribery

    Samsung Leader Five Year sentence for Bribery

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    He stood accused of offering millions of dollars to former president Park Geun-hye, who is now undergoing her own trial, and business partner Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for favourable businesss conditions. "The accused, however, did not actively solicit the president's help and give bribes ", Kim said, explaining the court's reasoning for the mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus found in Chase County trappings

    Mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus found in Chase County trappings

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    There are now 16 reported human cases in Ontario. More information on West Nile Virus may be found at their web site www.swhealth.ne.gov or call the McCook office at 308-345-4223 or Imperial office at 308-882-4269. Inside homes, residents may install screens on windows and doors and empty any standing water inside and around their home. Ensure windows and screens are in good fix.
  • Trump Signs Sanctions Banning Purchase of Venezuela, State Oil Company Debt

    Trump Signs Sanctions Banning Purchase of Venezuela, State Oil Company Debt

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    The White House said its sanctions were "calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing" while allowing for some humanitarian exceptions. "We continue to stand with the people of Venezuela during these trying times", the White House added. He emphasized that Venezuela's "collapse" would "drive more illegal drug trafficking with its murderous consequences" - a notion his boss President Donald Trump has also pushed.
  • Pakistan upset over U.S. stand based on 'false narrative'

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    Pakistan has supported global efforts for peaceful Afghanistan, he said, adding that refugees, drugs and arms made their way into Pakistan due to the conflict in Afghanistan. Trump had said a pillar of his new Afghanistan strategy was a change in the US's approach to Pakistan. They lauded China for defending Pakistan in the cause and protested that the United States neglected Pakistan's sacrifices and contributions in war on terror.
  • Last Topeka Kmart closing

    Last Topeka Kmart closing

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    The company said liquidation sales will begin as early as August 31 at these closing stores. One big problem for the retailer is that, as it closes stores, its comparable store-sales continue to decline - which is the opposite of what should happen.
  • Apple's next data center will be in Iowa

    Apple's next data center will be in Iowa

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    Chris Murray discussed details of the project with fellow members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board. The city council of Waukee, Iowa, a town with about 20,000 residents, is holding a special meeting Thursday to hear the public's opinion about a mysterious "Project Morgan".
  • Tens of thousands protest Hub 'Free Speech Rally'

    Tens of thousands protest Hub 'Free Speech Rally'

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    He says he can't attend the Boston rally because of what he calls outstanding legal issues stemming from the Charlottesville rally. According to the Free Speech Movement's twitter page, they "denounce all violence" and encouraged marchers not to bring any weapons or to antagonize other groups and law enforcement personnel in the vicinity.
  • Azerbaijan President extends Independence Day greetings to Ukrainian counterpart

    Azerbaijan President extends Independence Day greetings to Ukrainian counterpart

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    On the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from Moscow, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian Federation of menacing Europe and suggested that he favors providing Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons. A new attempt to launch a truce was announced this week, to try to improve the parlous security situation ahead of the start of the new school year.
  • 'Blood On Your Hands' Charlottesville Mayor Flees As Protesters Storm Town Hall

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    Numerous people sat in on the first council meeting since the violence occurred, the Associated Press reports . Another angry citizen slammed the police for lack of action during the several hour long period where protesters and alt-right rally attendees clashed openly in the streets."You all let this city down, the protester said at the meeting".
  • Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes

    Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes

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    The U.S. -led coalition says it is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing runs against Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, and investigates any allegations. The report is based on reports from survivors who managed to escape. "The Russians have been nothing but professional, cordial and disciplined", Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the USA -led coalition, told Reuters .
  • 35 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen hotel

    35 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen hotel

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    The death toll is expected to rise. This month a senior United Nations official condemned recent reported air strikes in Yemen , including on a house containing children, saying they showed "disregard" for civilian safety. Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.