• Turkish Cabinet Adopts Contingency Plan for Kurdish Vote to Split from Iraq
Turkish Cabinet Adopts Contingency Plan for Kurdish Vote to Split from Iraq

The referendum "could detract from efforts to ensure the safe, voluntary return of over three million refugees and internally displaced persons", the 15-member body added. It is said the 20th century has never been kind to them. The Kurds have long accused Baghdad of withholding budget payments to the region, while Baghdad has opposed oil deals mad...

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  • Sen. Paul speaks at roundtable discussion in Crestwood about health care
Sen. Paul speaks at roundtable discussion in Crestwood about health care

Republicans control the Senate 52-48. The good news is that for technical reasons of parliamentary procedure, Graham-Cassidy has to pass by the end of this month, or not at all. MoveOn.org's Wikler concluded that "massive, unignorable pressure" will be necessary to defeat the Republicans' " brutal and deadly " act of desperation.

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  • Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter
Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter

Those other tweets included an image predicting Trump would win every state for reelection in 2020, another showing Trump hauling USA companies that have outsourced manufacturing overseas and a tweet claiming that "only true Americans can see that president Trump is making America great".

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  • Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409000: IOM
Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409000: IOM

The UN refugee agency said Friday it was appealing for $30 million (25 million euros) for the emergency humanitarian aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh. Ethnic cleansing is not recognised as a separate crime under global law but allegations of ethnic cleansing as part of wider, systematic human rights violations have been heard in worldwide courts.

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  • Hamas ready to hand the Gaza strip, Palestine
Hamas ready to hand the Gaza strip, Palestine

The Palestinian movement of Hamas said it chose to dissolve its administrative committee and expressed readiness to launch talks with the Fatah movement, Hamas said in a statement. Last Tuesday, Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam al-Ahmad, who is now leading the Fatah delegation in Cairo , said if Hamas disbands its administrative committee, Abb...

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  • Trump adviser says military option not preferred for NKorea
Trump adviser says military option not preferred for NKorea

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim Jong Un's leadership to accelerate a weapons programme created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. "We have strangled their economic situation", she said. "So, having said that, I have no problem...

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  • California Sanctuary State bill approved by State Assembly
California Sanctuary State bill approved by State Assembly

It also would allow local authorities to turn over immigrants to federal agents if detainees have been convicted of one or more of a list of 800 serious crimes, the newspaper reported. "This bill here today helps some of us to believe that California is a safe place for immigrants, that we are a Golden State", said Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Ar...

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  • LSU Police investigating possible hazing death
LSU Police investigating possible hazing death

Police are investigating a Louisiana State University student's death as the result of a possible fraternity hazing incident, university officials said Thursday. The national office of Phi Delta Theta announced on Thursday evening that it had suspended the university's chapter, adding that its officials had been working with the authorities in ...

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  • Watch Jennifer Garner sob about Hamilton while on laughing gas
Watch Jennifer Garner sob about Hamilton while on laughing gas

Jennifer Garner posted an epic throwback video on Instagram today... of herself on laughing gas! 'He said, "are you OK?" and I said, "It's so handsome". Apparently, someone gave her the good stuff - i.e. laughing gas and novocaine - and the actress had trouble keeping it together after listening to a song from " Hamilton ".

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  • Appalachian Power sending hundreds to Florida, Georgia
Appalachian Power sending hundreds to Florida, Georgia

Eric Silagy, the CEO of Florida Power & Light, said Irma caused the most widespread damage in the company's history. He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort. Much of the state has not yet felt the full brunt of the storm as Irma barreled across the Florida Keys on Sunday morning and headed for the state's southw...

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  • France says Turkish-Russia missile deal a sovereign decision
France says Turkish-Russia missile deal a sovereign decision

Moscow - Moscow and Ankara confirmed on Tuesday that they signed a deal in which Moscow would sell Ankara S-400 missiles. "Meanwhile, spokesman of the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer stressed that Berlin does not consider the matter to be of much concern".

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  • Olive Garden's $100 Pasta Pass to go on sale Thursday
Olive Garden's $100 Pasta Pass to go on sale Thursday

The 22,000 regular passes on sale Thursday let people eat as much pasta as they want for eight weeks for $100. The Pasta Passport goes on sale September 14 at noon MST here. The trip, which will take place April 7-14, 2018, includes airfare, ground transportation, hotels, meals, and daily activities throughout the country.

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  • Oil mixed, but erratic, on U.S. weather impacts and demand scenario
Oil mixed, but erratic, on U.S. weather impacts and demand scenario

It gradually lost strength and weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning as it headed towards Georgia. Brent crude oil futures settled up 6 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $53.84 a barrel while U.S. "Due to the demand-focused impact of Irma, we find that, by the end of September, gasoline and distillate stocks respectively are only -8 million ba...

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  • Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu appeals to Suu Kyi to intervene
Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu appeals to Suu Kyi to intervene

Gentle persuasion doesn't appear to be working. In Afghanistan's western Herat province, protesters demanded an end to violence against the Rohingya , and in Islamabad, demonstrators stomped on pictures of Myanmar's state leader, Aung San Suu Kyi .

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  • South Korea deploys U.S. anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters
South Korea deploys U.S. anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters

He told reporters before his departure from Japan that "We must make North Korea understand there is no bright future for the country if it pursues the current path". Both Russia and China have criticized the THAAD deployment. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday of "begging for war" ...

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  • Man gives last generator to crying Lowe's customer
Man gives last generator to crying Lowe's customer

Brekke started crying, thinking about returning home empty-handed to a father who needed oxygen if the power went out. Brekke's elderly father is on oxygen and she was anxious Irma would knock power out at her home, leaving the family without a way to help her dad.

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  • 'Massive military response' if North Korea attacks United States, defence chief threatens
'Massive military response' if North Korea attacks United States, defence chief threatens

Mattis said Washington was not looking for the "total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea". Such a bomb is considered more powerful than any of the five nuclear ones North Korea has already tested. The latest test appeared to mark a significant step forward in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's quest for a nuclear missile capable of ...

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  • Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic

Jose was located about 1,505 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Irma is on a path that could take it over the northern Leeward Islands by tonight or early Wednesday. The storm isn't near land, so no warnings are in effect. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the ant...

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  • Ezekiel Elliott suspension could be stayed after NFLPA files temporary restraining order
Ezekiel Elliott suspension could be stayed after NFLPA files temporary restraining order

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts testified this week that she recommended that Elliott not be suspended for his alleged domestic violence incidence. Henderson is supposed to rule on the NFL's decision to suspend Elliott "as soon as practicable", according to the labor agreement. With the hush-hu...

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  • Gagliardi column: UW's new look offense struggles in opener against Iowa
Gagliardi column: UW's new look offense struggles in opener against Iowa

Allen was 23 of 40 for 174 yards with two fourth-quarter interceptions. Wyoming's defense forced four turnovers. "They played the quick game really well". The Cowboys opened the scoring with a career long 49-yard field from sophomore Cooper Rothe at the 11:21 mark of the second quarter. To the dismay of the 12 scouts from seven National Foot...

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  • Cambodian government accused of 'alarming' crackdown as newspaper closes
Cambodian government accused of 'alarming' crackdown as newspaper closes

Hun Sen was quoted as telling a group of garment factory workers that the "third party" behind the plot was the same as that behind a 1973 coup that is widely believed to have had US support. "These measures undercut Cambodia's progress in recent decades and raise serious questions about the government's ability to organise credible national electi...

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  • Rory McIlroy's Dell defence could be over after 74
Rory McIlroy's Dell defence could be over after 74

But the exciting young Spaniard converted a delightful second to 12 feet for eagle at 18, and he was flawless on the outward nine and reeled off three straight birdies from the second before picking up further strokes at seven and nine to set an imposing target in the clubhouse.

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  • Hurricane Harvey damaged ExxonMobil refineries, causing hazardous pollutants to leak
Hurricane Harvey damaged ExxonMobil refineries, causing hazardous pollutants to leak

A report filed with Texas environmental regulators said Exxon expects air emissions linked to the damage will end by Friday at the facility. Residents in Manchester and across East Houston complained of a odd, unexplained smell starting on Saturday night, long before the worst of Hurricane Harvey had even hit.

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  • Utah nurse arrested for refusing to give patient's blood to police
Utah nurse arrested for refusing to give patient's blood to police

Wubbels", said Brown. Medics sedated the truck driver, who was severely burned, and took him to the University of Utah Hospital. The fleeing motorist died in the collision. "I can't sit on this video and not attempt to speak out both to re-educate and inform", she said. Vials of his blood were needed as part of the investigation to determine wh...

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  • Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says
Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says

The Russian president said that focusing exclusively on pressuring North Korea to give up its missile program is "misguided and futile". Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road, ' Putin underlined.

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