• White House Senior Official: Hamas Won't Be in Government without Recognizing Israel
White House Senior Official: Hamas Won't Be in Government without Recognizing Israel

The Islamist movement Hamas has run Gaza since its violent take-over of the territory in 2007 from the PA, which is based in Ramallah in the West Bank and is dominated by the rival Fatah movement . But US special envoy Jason Greenblatt also said any Palestinian government "must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of...

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  • 'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response
'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response

During his tweet attacks this morning, Trump called NBC and CNN " fake news " for reporting Cruz's cries for more aid. President Donald Trump says his administration has "done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico " after Hurricane Maria struck the island.

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  • Palestinian prime minister rolls into Gaza amid reconciliation hopes
Palestinian prime minister rolls into Gaza amid reconciliation hopes

Greeted by a visibly excited crowd upon his arrival at the northern Erez crossing with Israel, Hamdallah described the current situation in Gaza as "intolerable", referring to an acute power crisis that has compounded a decade-long Israeli/Egyptian blockade.

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  • Three dead after 'likely terrorist attack' in France
Three dead after 'likely terrorist attack' in France

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to meet local authorities and troops at the scene, said police had video showing the man attacking a woman and running away, then coming back and attacking a second woman. The Islamic State said the attacker was one of its "soldiers". France has been in a state of emergency since Novemb...

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  • Mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke visitors in advance of Maria
Mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke visitors in advance of Maria

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for visitors on Ocracoke . Individuals in the states which could be afffected have been warned of potentially risky weather conditions, like rip tides, and the storm is being monitored carefully to track its progess.

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  • How to watch the 2017 NRL Grand Final online
How to watch the 2017 NRL Grand Final online

The "Big Three" era officially ended tonight and it could not have been more ideal. "It's not a normal week so you've got to enjoy that, but you can't let it distract you from what's most important and that's getting ourselves ready for a game of footy on Sunday".

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  • Saturday Night Live Calls Trump A 'Cheap Cracker' Over Puerto Rico Response
Saturday Night Live Calls Trump A 'Cheap Cracker' Over Puerto Rico Response

Will hopefully be able to stop at the U.S. Virgin Islands (people working hard). "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying". Trump claimed that the Puerto Rican officials want "everything to be done for them," but alleged that federal workers on-site are doing a "fantastic job".

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  • Ryan Gosling's 'Saturday Night Live' kicks off with jazzy number
Ryan Gosling's 'Saturday Night Live' kicks off with jazzy number

We're only a couple weeks past Saturday Night Live piling up an absurd haul of Emmys for the show's appropriately hyped, over-praised 42nd season, so that means it's probably time to hop off the SNL bandwagon with a resounding thud and announce, "Man, remember when this show used to be amusing?" Also, I love that this has been a longtime ob...

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  • Stringent security arrangements ensured for 9th Muharram processions
Stringent security arrangements ensured for 9th Muharram processions

Cellular services, which remained suspended in different cities during the last three days, were restored. In order to maintain security in various cities across the country, the Ministry of Interior has sent the recommendations for suspension of mobile phone service and pillion riding.

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  • Kushner registered in New York as a female voter
Kushner registered in New York as a female voter

While reports about Kushner's emails are not analogous with those on Hillary Clinton's, they nonetheless raised questions about security and hypocrisy in the chaotic Trump White House, from which Trump ridiculed Clinton for her use of a private email server long after Election Day.

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  • Gov. signs executive order mobilizing resources for Puerto Rico
Gov. signs executive order mobilizing resources for Puerto Rico

In tweets later in the morning, Trump accused the news media of purposefully downplaying the work of first responders in Puerto Rico . "I am very satisfied ", acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said outside the White House on Thursday.

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  • US Supreme Court to Take on Union Fees Case Janus v AFSCME
US Supreme Court to Take on Union Fees Case Janus v AFSCME

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ( AFSCME ) represents Janus and the other 35,000 state employees in IL. In a published statement, AFSCME Council 31, which represents many IL government workers, said the case is the result of "a blatantly political and well-funded scheme" by "billionaire CEOs, corporate int...

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  • United States pummel Internationals in march toward Presidents Cup
United States pummel Internationals in march toward Presidents Cup

And, finally, fellow rookie Kevin Kisner teamed with Phil Mickelson to claw out the day's final point for Stricker, a flag that just an hour earlier seemed improbable and likely put the finishing touches on an overmatched and seemingly out-of-answers worldwide team.

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  • Pyongyang sends envoy for talks in Moscow
Pyongyang sends envoy for talks in Moscow

Cited by RIA, Mikhail Ulyanov, the head of the non-proliferation and arms controls department at Russia's foreign ministry, also said the USA approach to North Korea was a dead end and the tool of sanctions against the North had nearly been exhausted.

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  • Daech releases new audio message by the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Daech releases new audio message by the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The voice purporting to be al-Baghdadi's also urged followers to intensify attacks on the "headquarters" and "media centers" of perceived enemies. "The leaders of the islamic State and its soldiers realized that to obtain the grace of God and victory, we must exercise patience and resist in the face of the infidels, regardless of their allian...

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  • 1 killed in rockslide at Yosemite's El Capitan
1 killed in rockslide at Yosemite's El Capitan

Park rangers are working to get the injured climber medical attention outside of the park, and the national park will stay open to visitors as usual, according to the release from the National Park Service. "We were on the summit of Half Dome when we saw this". Peter Zabrok, who was climbing near the Waterfall Route at the time of the rock fall, ...

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  • Filipinos in Bali warned against volcanic eruption
Filipinos in Bali warned against volcanic eruption

In Vanuatu, meanwhile, about 7000 people have been evacuated from danger zones around Ambae's Manaro volcano, which is continuing to erupt. The last time Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted, a stream of molten lava flattened teenage Gusti Nyoman Dauh's home, while cascading ash, rocks and hot gas killed 1,600 of his neighbours.

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  • US Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case on Union Fees, Again
US Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case on Union Fees, Again

Under the agency fee system, workers who do not join the union must pay a fee equal to union dues. Some public employees say their free-speech rights are violated by the requirement, and conservative legal activists have at least twice asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decades-old precedent that allows so-called agency fees.

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  • Fistfights erupt in Uganda's parliament amid move to extend Museveni rule
Fistfights erupt in Uganda's parliament amid move to extend Museveni rule

But opposition politicians, rights activists and even some members of Museveni's party have criticized the measure. President Yoweri Museveni , who is 73 and has ruled Uganda since taking power by force in 1986, is ineligible to run again in 2021 if the age barrier stays.

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  • Coroner's report adds some details on ex-detainee's death
Coroner's report adds some details on ex-detainee's death

The latest insults exchanged between the USA and North Korea have paled in comparison to the recent threats of war by both sides. Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy, stated the North should be listed as a state sponsor of terrorism. The doctors said that after initial examination, Warmbier was neurologically "in unresponsive vigilance". War...

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  • Iranian Ballistic Missile Launch Was Faked
Iranian Ballistic Missile Launch Was Faked

An Iran fake missile launch caught the attention of President Donald Trump who tweeted about the incident late Saturday. "We can not let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building risky missiles, and we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program", Trump s...

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  • Interpol admits State of Palestine
Interpol admits State of Palestine

According to al-Maliki, the Palestinian victory was made possible because of most of the member states' principled positions. "On this joyous occasion, the State of Palestine reiterates its commitment to upholding its obligations and contributing to fighting crime and furthering the rule of law", Mr Maliki said in a statement .

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  • Harbaugh Voices Support For Players Following Controversial Protest
Harbaugh Voices Support For Players Following Controversial Protest

Trump carried on with the subject through the weekend and all day Monday, telling players who demonstrate to " find something else to do " and calling the NFL's games " boring ". "I also think it's their right", he said . A football player kneels during the anthem in support of those who have suffered racial discrimination. The comments pushed...

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  • Alstom, Siemens merge to create new European rail champion
Alstom, Siemens merge to create new European rail champion

Shares in both companies have been volatile in anticipation of a deal. But critics in France have denounced the deal as a sellout to Germany. The new business will be based and listed in France and will be run by a French chief executive officer, the people said.

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  • Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers

It is believed that beyond the effects it could have on Saudi Arabia's image overseas, letting women drive could help the Saudi economy. Ambassador Khalid added, "The issue of women driving was never a religious or a cultural issue". Ms. Sharif was instrumental in organizing groups of women for collective protests to demand an end to the ban on...

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  • Hurricane Maria could threaten North Carolina later this week
Hurricane Maria could threaten North Carolina later this week

Carteret Community College will also be dismissing early at 5 p.m. For that reason, the hurricane center has issued tropical storm and storm surge watches for part of the North Carolina coast. "It is likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast by midweek", the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Sunday .

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  • Gas Prices Dropping in Northern New England
Gas Prices Dropping in Northern New England

For live fuel price averages, see GasBuddy . Gasoline prices are slowly but steadily falling after they previously skyrocketed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey . At last check, the cheapest gas in Iowa is in Clinton. Kentucky gasoline prices fell 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40, according to GasBuddy .com's survey of ...

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  • United Nations report details grave human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea
United Nations report details grave human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea

The 48-page report cites incidents of starvation and denial of medical care to detainees in prison, intimidation of members of the Tatar ethnic group and a ban on the Jehovah's Witnesses religious group. Additionally, in a number of emblematic cases, many Crimean and Ukrainian media outlets have been denied the right to operate, people were sanct...

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  • Ivanka Trump to visit Detroit on Tuesday to promote STEM education
Ivanka Trump to visit Detroit on Tuesday to promote STEM education

And Ivanka Trump is heading to Detroit on Tuesday to join tech executives in announcing some private-sector participation from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Quicken Loans, and GM in the initiative. Establish high-quality STEM education, with a particular focus on Computer Science, as one of the Department of Education's priorities. Reed Cordish...

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  • What's next after Iraqi Kurds vote on independence
What's next after Iraqi Kurds vote on independence

There were fewer billboards celebrating the referendum, reflecting resentment that a yes vote could be seen as a plebiscite for the Kurdish leader. The referendum has raised alarm in Iraq's neighbours - Turkey , Iran and Syria - over concerns it could encourage their own Kurdish minorities to break away.

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  • North Korea asserts its right to shoot down U.S. bombers
North Korea asserts its right to shoot down U.S. bombers

Trump also used the derisive "Rocket Man" reference to Kim in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 19, but this time he added the word "little". China has put an immediate ban on imports of North Korean textiles and a tighter cap on oil supplies from next year as part of efforts to implement United Nations sanctions.

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  • Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot
Why Puerto Rico could be a Trump blind spot

While the Demented Cheese Grit in Chief and his war against black athletes has been dominating headlines and social media feeds in the U.S., Puerto Rico is facing an increasingly desperate situation after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Thursday.

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  • Cushing Crude Oil Inventories Rose for the Fourth Week
Cushing Crude Oil Inventories Rose for the Fourth Week

WTI crude saw a rise of 1.5% last week, while Brent ended about 2.2% higher for the week. Oil has advanced this month on forecasts of strong demand and as U.S. Iraq's goal to boost production capacity to 5 million barrels a day won't affect markets and not all new output will be exported, Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi said in Baghdad.

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  • FIFA ends football kit poppy ban
FIFA ends football kit poppy ban

England players are set to wear poppies on their kit for their friendly global on Remembrance Day this year after Federation Internationale de Football Association agreed to relax its ban. All the UK's mainstream media report this morning that football's world governing body has changed its stance over poppy wearing by the home nations.

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  • As crisis with North Korea worsens: Japan's PM announces snap election
As crisis with North Korea worsens: Japan's PM announces snap election

Speaking at a televised press conference on Monday, Abe said the election would be an appraisal of his spending plans ahead of a tax hike and his handling of the crisis on the Korean peninsula. Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada also resigned in late July under pressure about a series of missteps that led to a decline in public support for Abe.

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