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The Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board, a lot of them Dutch citizens, were killed. But despite two official global investigations, the burning question of who gave the orders and who pulled the trigger remain unresolved. A joint global investigation team has said that the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight M-H-1-7 in 2014 was shot down by a Russian Buk missile.
  • Colombia rebels and government sign deal to end 5 decades of conflict

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    Rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, also known as Timochenko, apologized to "all the victims of the conflict" and was greeted by cheers and applause. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. "We don't want to leave people on the list if they don't belong". The U.S. put the FARC on its terror list in 1997. What we have signed today is a declaration by the Colombian people in front of the world to say that we are exhausted of war and that we do not accept any more violence as a mean to defend ...
  • Countrywide alert sounded over possible retaliation from Pakistan after surgical strikes

    Countrywide alert sounded over possible retaliation from Pakistan after surgical strikes

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    The injury is not on account of any enemy or terrorist action, the sources said. Condemning the "firing on LoC", PM Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan's intent for peace should not be seen as its weakness. The are in highest danger is the Jammu and Kashmir region. The Pakistani government insists it had nothing to do with the attack on Uri, as well as with a similar attack in Pathankot in January that killed another seven Indian soldiers.
  • Miss Universe dubbed 'Miss Piggy' by Trump a topic at debate

    Miss Universe dubbed 'Miss Piggy' by Trump a topic at debate

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    USA presidential candidate Donald Trump called the victor of his first Miss Universe pageant a pig and bullied her for gaining weight, Hillary Clinton said during the first United States presidential debate. Read: Who Is Alicia Machado? And in the wake of his fat-shaming, Machado said: "Over the past 20 years, I've gone to a lot of psychologists to combat this".
  • Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton

    Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton

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    A majority of Americans say Clinton won their first presidential debate on Monday, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll . Apparently rebutting evidence that Trump appeals to down-trodden working-class voter who feel alienated by their government, the editorial board vaulted Clinton as a centrist who "knows how to compromise and to lead with intelligence, decorum and perspective".
  • Supreme Court agrees to take case on disparaging trademark

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    Lawyers for bandleader Simon Tam argued that in choosing the name The Slants in 2006, he "was following in the long tradition of 'reappropriation, ' in which members of minority groups have reclaimed terms that were once directed at them as insults and turned them outward as badges of pride".
  • S.C. lawmakers on different sides of Saudi Arabia arms sale debate

    S.C. lawmakers on different sides of Saudi Arabia arms sale debate

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    During the debate , Paul said that U.S. involvement in Iraq and Syria was illegal as there was no congressional authorization for it, and that this debate was an indirect vote on the war in Yemen. In yesterday's Washington Post , a headline proclaimed : " Saudi Arabia is Facing Unprecedented Scrutiny from Congress". The outcome, which was a victory for Saudi Arabia , came as the US-Saudi relationship is being carefully examined and managed by restive lawmakers.
  • US, Israel sign massive military aid deal; $38B, 10 years

    US, Israel sign massive military aid deal; $38B, 10 years

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    The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in USA military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed this week, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. has ever pledged to another country. Found mistakes in this report? Under the previous arrangement, Congress approved funds for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system separately and on an annual basis.
  • Gabon opposition candidate decries high court ruling

    Gabon opposition candidate decries high court ruling

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    Referring to the results of the elections, the Constitutional Court stated that Bongo maintained the advantage over his former allied, Jean Ping, who became rival. The government stepped up security in Libreville in the days leading up to the court ruling, deploying extra police and soldiers on the streets in an effort to head off trouble.
  • Iraqi forces regain control of Shirqat

    Iraqi forces regain control of Shirqat

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said earlier this week that Iraqi forces began an operation on September 21 in Shirqat, a town north of Baghdad , to further damage ISIL supply lines to Mosul in preparation for a larger battle. Mosul has been under the control of the Islamic State since June 2014, but US officials have hinted at an effort to retake the city possibly in the fall, said Politico .
  • Pakistan refutes Indian PM's terror accusations

    Pakistan refutes Indian PM's terror accusations

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    Toner called for normalisation of India-Pakistan relations saying that there was "no zero-sum game" in the region. He said the actions of Indian forces in the held territory were grave violations of the human rights. "For the Indian External Affairs minister to claim that her country has imposed no pre-conditions for talks with Pakistan is another falsehood". Er Rasheed said that Modi had every right to not "allow sacrifice of eighteen soldiers killed in Uri to go waste".
  • North Korea threatens another nuclear test

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    But John Delury, a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul , said that with communication between North Korea and the US nearly non-existent, Track 2 talks have become a placeholder for government-to-government discussions. Naval Forces Korea and Task Force 78, said in a statement. He called North Korea's pursuit of nuclear warheads a "self defense" measure. In spite of global condemnation, North Korea has vowed to continue strengthening its nuclear weapons capability.
  • MH17 was hit by Russian missile

    MH17 was hit by Russian missile

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    Security Council previously has "demanded that 'those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all states cooperate fully with the efforts to establish accountability'". The criminal investigation is expected to shed light on the exact type of BUK missile used; the anti-aircraft weapon is manufactured by Russian Federation, but stockpiles exist in the Ukrainian military as well.
  • Registration deadline to vote in Florida is two weeks away

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    It's October 24th in Alabama. Merrill is also pushing an online campaign using a new hashtag to encourage registration - #myvotect has been popping up on social media reminding residents how important it is to get involved. gov site, as they complete the registration process in their state. Voter registration forms are available to download on the Miami County Board of Elections' website , the Ohio Secretary of State's website, and MyOhioVote.com.
  • Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

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    Aleppo , Syria's largest city, has for months been the staging ground for some of the country's most intense fighting over its five-year civil war. Russian Federation has rejected accusations coming from western diplomats at an emergency UN Security Council meeting this past weekend that its military may have committed "war crimes" in Syria following the collapse last week of a ceasefire.
  • Obama slams Trump on black community remark

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    He has begun to do the kind of minority outreach promoted by Republicans from Jack Kemp to Rand Paul yet he retains a tin ear on race. In trying to draw their support, Trump has repeatedly emphasized the struggles of African-Americans. His remarks hearkened back to the comment he made at a North Carolina rally before an audience that was predominantly white, when he said, "What do you have to lose?" Wilder recalled to the Post a conversation with a friend right after Trump campaigned in ...
  • Ex-Port Authority executive: Christie told about lane closures

    Ex-Port Authority executive: Christie told about lane closures

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    He made calls to Kelly and Baroni to say traffic was "an absolute mess", to which she responded that she was pleased, and Baroni indicated he was "fine with that". In Wildstein's testimony, the former director of interstate capital projects did not say that Christie specifically knew about the conspiracy before it occurred.
  • OPEC: Cheap oil will keep flowing, for now

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    USA crude stockpiles probably rose by 3 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before an Energy Information Administration report Wednesday. Aside from Opec , a strong USA dollar, which makes commodities like crude oil more expensive for holders of other currencies also pressured oil prices.
  • Three adults found dead in a Fullerton home after child calls police

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    The home where three adults were found dead Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, after a young child called 911 to report her parents had died is seen in Fullerton , Calif., Sunday. He said today Katylnn has been located unharmed. Major and other family members put up signs and hugged at a growing memorial outside the Yost home.
  • Airstrikes hit Aleppo aid convoy hours after Syria truce ends

    Airstrikes hit Aleppo aid convoy hours after Syria truce ends

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    He referred to a 20-truck convoy, the first of two that would have carried flour and other food supplies, enough to feed some 185,000 people for one month, he said . Such deliveries began only on Monday and were available only in limited areas, he said. After the incident, the United States said it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against the Islamic State group .