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One of four tropical systems, Depression Nine, bringing sloppy weather to Florida

Tropical Depression 8 is sitting off the coast of the Carolinas and is also expected to strengthen. Winds are just shy of tropical storm strength, coming in at 35 miles per hour this morning. The Pacific has also been active, and now, two hurricanes are heading west across the Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands are in the crosshairs for potential impact from both storms.

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Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

By only looking at the amount the Clinton Foundation doled out in grants, Fiorina "is showing her lack of understanding of charitable organizations", Borochoff said. "As we have said, the department agreed to search the materials we received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to several pending ( Freedom of Information Act) requests and, to the extent responsive records are identified, produce them", State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Thursday.

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US urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria

Syrian opposition activists have said that at least 35 civilians were killed in the Turkish-led operation so far. Turkish military sources said the rocket was sacked from territory held by the Kurdish YPG. "If that happens, it means Syria has been divided", he added, quoted by NTV television. He says the USA doesn't support reported Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling of US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters - or Kurdish attacks on Turkish troops - in areas where Islamic State fighters ...

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Killings soar in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown

The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took power has doubled to nearly 1,800, police have said. More than 1,700 Filipinos have been killed in seven weeks since the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, pledged to wipe-out his country's illegal drug trade.

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UN Human Rights Chief Wants Independent Probe of Yemen Violations

Yemen's internationally recognised government, based in Saudi Arabia, has made similar demands but insisted that the Houthis fulfil all those measures before any new government was formed. Just under one-quarter - 475 - civilian deaths were attributed to rebel forces like those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and another 113 to affiliates of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.

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Trump's team clarifies stance on illegal immigration, Clinton continues fundraising

So he obviously would work with law enforcement, immigration, the immigration agencies", she said. Trump's comments unleashed a torrent of criticism spearheaded by actor Don Cheadle, who has starred in such films as "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), denouncing the bombastic billionaire for trying to score political points on the back of a murder.

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Bounty on Philippines police officials protecting drug trade

I take full legal responsibility. I will be happy to join them in prison. "Tell me", he asked. "Just give me a bed, a foam and books to read", he said, adding it would be a good time to catch up on his reading. "I am declaring war", he told an audience at a national heroes' cemetery Monday that included ambassadors, war veterans and security officials. The rising "kill list" arose from Duterte's order on July 1 or a day after he took his oath as the country's 16th president for the police to ...

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Colombia's FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19

Santos is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal on Thursday to Congress and declaring a definitive ceasefire against the guerrillas.

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Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

With the finalizing of a peace agreement between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere is coming to an end. Authorities did not say who would be in attendance at the official signing. The ceasefire and definitive end of hostilities will be followed by a six-month demobilisation process.

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Owen Smith blames Jeremy Corbyn for Labour finishing third in Holyrood election

The Labour leader said the referendum had taken place and delivered a result, which was not the one he wanted but it had to be respected. Mr Corbyn's team believes he continues to enjoy the support of the majority of Scottish Labour members and constituency branches.

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Turkey to fight IS, Kurdish militia with same determination: Erdogan

Earlier, activists had reported the first fighting between the Kurdish forces and Turkish tanks inside Syria since Ankara began its offensive. Turkey, which has been battling Kurdish insurgents on its own soil, sent soldiers, tanks and other military hardware into Syria on Wednesday in support of its Syrian rebel allies, seizing the Syrian border town of Jarablus from Islamic State.

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Burkinis, economy top items in French presidential campaign

Mayors had cited multiple reasons for the bans, including security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks, risk to public order, and France's strict rules on secularism in public life. Along with the economy, the relationship between France's Muslims and non-Muslims has been a recurring theme as presidential hopefuls kick off campaigning for the April-May elections.

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Syrian regime, ISIS blamed for gas attacks in new report

While State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau would not preview what actions the USA would take at the Security Council, she told reporters Thursday that "the administration will continue to pursue all appropriate legal and diplomatic options" to hold the responsible parties accountable.

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USA and Russian Federation fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

Kerry said the talks with Lavrov had "achieved clarity on the path forward" but together they offered few details on how they planned to renew a February cessation of hostilities and improve humanitarian assistance. Lavrov said after the talks that there is "better mutual understanding of this issue" between the two countries. Any US-Russian coordination would be complicated by the fact that Russia says there are Islamic extremist groups mixed in with the moderate rebels that the US supports.

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Olympic roundup: United States sweeps women's hurdles

In a span of about 60 minutes Wednesday night, US athletes hauled in a bevy of medals: Bartoletta and Brittney Reese went 1-2 in the long jump , Tori Bowie captured a bronze in the 200 and Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin swept the medals in the 100-meter hurdles — a feat that's never been accomplished in that event.

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May to trigger 'EU pull-out' without parliament's vote

Meanwhile Gus O'Donnell, the former head of the civil service, said Brexit was not inevitable and Britain could still remain a part of a changed EU. In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing street to attend her first Prime Ministers Questions at the House of Parliament in London .

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Myanmar quake: Japan, China and United Nations offer to help restore ancient site

Anxious residents of Yangon, the country's main city, rushed out of tall buildings, and objects toppled from tables and from Buddhist shrines in homes. At least one tourist was injured in Bagan when the 6.8-magnitude quake struck. Workers set a security line around the earthquake-damaged Sitanagyi Pagoda in Bagan , Myanmar, on Thursday.

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Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

Such a zone would also lead to the creation of a safe area that could allow more than 2 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to return home. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels capture Jarablus from the Islamic State group.

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Chorus grows for Clintons to shutter charitable foundation

Her continued evasion of the press brings up an important question on voters' minds: "what exactly is she hiding?" "As we have said, the department agreed to search the materials we received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to several pending (Freedom of Information Act) requests and, to the extent responsive records are identified, produce them", State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Thursday.

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South African opposition calls for debate on Gordhan 'witch-hunt'

The former Sars senior officials entered the Hawks offices before 09:00 and only emerged after 13:00. We are very concerned about the state of the economy. "Gordhan is being a blockage to the efficient running of the ANC's, and particularly the Zuma faction's, tenderpreneur and patronage model", Attard Montalto said.

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President Buhari arrives Nairobi for International Conference on African Development

The meeting was opened in the presence of high-level officials from Africa and Japan, and other TICAD co-organizers including United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UNOSAA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Bank (WB).

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Juan Mata says much more to come from Man Utd

Bojan Krkic scored the lone goal for Stoke City so save his team from a 4-0 drubbing. The win gives Chelsea boss Antonio Conte a 100% start after Monday's victory against West Ham. Stoke fought back when Spanish forward Bojan beat keeper Willy Caballero from the spot but substitute Nolito struck twice late on for Manchester City.

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Kerry: South Sudan agrees to deployment of regional force

Kerry called on both parties in South Sudan to implement the peace pact, he said that a force will be deployed in the South Sudanese capital Juba to help prevent violence and help the return to peace. The Secretary of State said it was up to leaders to ensure the violence witnessed then is never repeated. Regarding Somalia, Kerry said the U.S. will ensure Amisom forces have the resources they need to deal with the threat from terror group al Shabaab.

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Obama Shows no Interest in Flood-Stricken Louisiana? Well, Trump Does

He said Thursday morning there was a line of people interested in volunteering at the Red Cross' Baton Rouge center. "My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can't afford any distractions". As the world has watched the tragedy unfold, many have wanted to offer immediate help - and luckily, the Louisiana flood text donation service makes that easy.

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US says support to Saudi's Yemen campaign modest, no blank check

I think that perhaps by withdrawing the personnel they may be signaling, giving the Saudis the green light, per se, to engage in even more savage warfare. Doctors without Borders tweeted Thursday that it condemned "all involved actors - the Saudi-led coalition, the Houthi and their allies" because they "are conducting this war and carrying out indiscriminate attacks without any respect for civilians".

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Afghan Taliban seize district in Kunduz province, official says

The fighters seized the district of Khanabad, which connects Kunduz to Takhar and other northern provinces, on Saturday morning, with heavy clashes reported in several other districts. Mohammad Yousuf Ayoubi, head of Kunduz's provincial capital, said hundreds of people have been forced to abandon their homes in Khan Abad and elsewhere in Kunduz because of the recent wave of fighting.

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Kerala govt drops plan for 'online' liquor sales

Customers cannot buy the alcohol online, however, they can place the order and pay for it via a website and using the receipt, they can collect their purchase from the Consumerfed outlet, cutting down the amount of time spent waiting in line.

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Trump receives first classified intelligence briefing

Should Trump be elected, their presence at the briefing indicates he'd likely offer them cabinet positions. It was not immediately clear if a briefing had been set up for Clinton or when it would take place. "He wants to make sure the right people are coming into our country, not the people that we're probably taking in right now". In an attempt to turn poll numbers around, Donald Trump has shaken up his troubled campaign leadership again Wednesday.

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Donald Trump and the Middle East

At a July summit, the alliance agreed to contribute aircraft and conduct training in Iraq. Anti-Semitism existed and at times thrived in France for centuries before its recent waves of immigrants, although recent high-profile attacks on Jews have been carried out by French Muslim extremists.

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Man Utd's Mourinho wants fear factor at Old Trafford

Almost five years - 1795 days to be precise - after making his Manchester United debut in a 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Leeds United, Paul Pogba is ready to return to action with the Red Devils. Pogba's made seven substitute appearances for the senior team in his first spell with United between 2010-2012 but never started a game so tomorrow will be his full debut.