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2016 Sep 14
In India PM Narendra Modi and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghanicalled for an end to all sponsorship, support and sanctuaries to militants, including those who have committed violence in the two countries. India offered a fresh $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan for building capacity in education, health, agriculture, energy and infrastructure. They also signed an extradition treaty.
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2016 Sep 14
Indonesian police captured Muhammad Basri, a senior figure from the East Indonesia Mujahideen militant group, and killed one of the group's members in a joint operation with the military.
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2016 Sep 14
Indonesia said the country’s highest Islamic council has issued a fatwa on burning land and forests in an effort to halt the toxic smog that blankets the region each year.
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2016 Sep 14
Rescuers pulled some 650 migrants to safety and recovered five dead bodies from boats in difficulty off the coast of Libya.
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2016 Sep 14
South Africa said rangers in Kruger National Par are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of the region's most severe drought in more than three decades.
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2016 Sep 14
Sweden’s armed forces Commander Micael Byden said the country will station permanent troops on the strategic island of Gotland amid increasing tensions in the Baltic Sea region.
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2016 Sep 14
Parts of Taiwan came to a standstill as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years. China issued a red alert for waves as the storm bore down on the mainland.
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2016 Sep 14
In Turkey Ahmet Budak, a politician of Turkey's ruling AK party, was shot dead in front of his house in the Semdinli district of Hakkari province.
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2016 Sep 14
Turkmenistan's parliament and Council of the Elders voted unanimously to extend the presidential term in office from five to seven years and do away with the 70-year age limit for the head of state. The amendments to the country's constitution paved the way for a life-long presidency for Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (59).
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2016 Sep 14
Zimbabwe's high court ordered the release on bail of protest leader Promise Mkwananzi ahead of mass anti-government demonstrations planned later this week.
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2016 Sep 14
Don Buchla (79), inventor of electronic in struments, died at his home in Berkeley, Ca. Composer Morton Subotnick used his voltage-controlled Buchla Modular Electronic Music system on the landmark 1968 recording of “Silver Apples of the Moon,” widely recognized as the first full-length album of electronic music produced for a record company.
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2016 Sep 14
In Iran a gas leak and fire at the Mobin Petrochemical Factory that services the South Pars gas field injured four workers.
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2017 Sep 14
Harvard University named convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning a "visiting fellow", joining 11 others accorded the honor. Awardees attend a number of scholarly events at the university and share their knowledge and experience with students. CIA Director Mike Pompeo accused the university of honoring a "traitor" and cancelled a speaking appearance. Pompeo's move followed former CIA acting director Mike Morrell's announcement that he was stepping down as a senior fellow at The Belfer Center, part of the Kennedy School, for the same reason.
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2017 Sep 14
In Texas crews removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the Lee Park in Dallas and put it into storage at an abandoned naval air station.
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2017 Sep 14
Brazil‘s attorney general charged Pres. Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization.
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2017 Sep 14
Brazil's federal police conducted a raid and search operation at the house of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi in Brasilia, related to an ongoing bribery and graft scandal.
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2017 Sep 14
Cambodian PM Hun Sen said he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Hun Sen has accused the United States of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha.
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2017 Sep 14
The European Union said it has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of Ukraine.
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2017 Sep 14
In France the "secret" art collection amassed by Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, went on display for the first time in Paris, 90 years after the great painter's death.
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2017 Sep 14
The Greek government entered a process of arbitration with a Canadian gold mining company, days after Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold threatened to suspend its investments in the country over what it said were delays in the issuing of permits.
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2017 Sep 14
The leaders of India and Japan met in Gujarat state and agreed to deepen defense ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia. Abe flew to Gujarat to lay the foundation stone of a $17 billion bullet train project, India's first, that was made possible by a huge Japanese loan.
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2017 Sep 14
Iraq's parliament voted to remove the governor of Kirkuk, a staunch supporter of Kurdish independence, following a request from PM Haider al-Abadi just days before a referendum on whether to split from Baghdad. Governor Najmaddin Kareem said he was not going anywhere and Kurdish leaders vowed to carry on with the vote planned for Sept. 25.
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2017 Sep 14
In Iraq suicide attacks near the southern city of Nassiriya left more than 80 people killed, with wounded dozens more. The area targeted is used by Shiite pilgrims and visitors from neighboring Iran headed for the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala further north. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.
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2017 Sep 14
In Italy fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome for their 10-year anniversary pilgrimage. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass.
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2017 Sep 14
In Luxembourg Ryanair lost an EU court battle in which the airline had sought to continue forcing cabin crew based outside Ireland to take their disputes to Irish courts, in a case with implications across the low-cost airline sector.
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2017 Sep 14
In Malaysia 24 people, mostly teenagers, died in a fire at a school dormitory outside Kuala Lumpur.
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2017 Sep 14
In Mexico one person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco.
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2017 Sep 14
A North Korean state agency threatened to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.
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2017 Sep 14
Médecins Sans Frontičres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the government of Pakistan has moved to end 14 years of its operation in the Kurram tribal region.
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2017 Sep 14
In Romania a car carrying a group of British volunteers slammed into a tree early today, killing one person and injuring three others.
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2017 Sep 14
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said hundreds of bomb threats made by anonymous telephone callers against major public buildings this week amount to "telephone terrorism."
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2017 Sep 14
Russia’s Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, mainly in Belarus this year, got underway involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft. The exercises will last until Sept. 20.
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2017 Sep 14
In Sri Lanka Paul Stewart McClean, a reporter for the Financial Times, went missing in a lagoon near the city of Panama. The next day local navy divers found the body of the British journalist, believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends.
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2017 Sep 14
It was reported that Swiss food giant Nestle paid as much as $500 million for a 68% stake in the SF Bay Area-based Blue Bottle coffee firm.
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2017 Sep 14
In Syria the Russian Navy fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria's Deir al-Zor at Islamic State targets in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants holed up in the eponymous capital.
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2017 Sep 14
In southern Thailand a soldier and a policeman were killed and 26 other people wounded by two bombs believed to have been set off by Muslim separatists in Yala province.
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2017 Sep 14
Tunisia said it has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims. The ban dated back to 1973.
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2017 Sep 14
Turkish police detained 24 protesters outside a courthouse where two dismissed public employees, who had launched a hunger strike, are on trial on terror charges. Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca were detained in May on the 76th day of their hunger strike.
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2017 Sep 14
Ukraine welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's declared openness to deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, but said Russian troops must not join such an operation.
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2017 Sep 14
The UN said the number of Rohingya who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh to escape ethnic unrest hit 389,000 and warned of a looming "worst case scenario" with all of the Muslim minority group trying to leave. The UN appealed for massive help.
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2017 Sep 14
Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi coalition managed to drive Al-Qaeda militants from Abyan's Wadea district, symbolic as the birthplace of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
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2017 Sep 14
In Nigeria Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), went missing following an alleged military raid that left his house in the city of Umuahia riddled with bullet holes, its windows smashed and doors hanging off hinges. Around 20 IPOB members were reportedly shot dead but most of the bodies were taken by soldiers. The army later denied the raid.
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2017 Sep 14
In Louisiana Maxwell Gruver (18), a pledge at Louisiana State Univ.’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity, died of acute alcohol poisoning. On Oct. 11 ten people were arrested on hazing charges related to his death.
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