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Loma Fire: 7 dramatic photos of Santa Cruz mountains blaze

Some of the more than 500 firefighters on the ground set up on the fire's southern front, working to block it from advancing deeper into Santa Clara County. No injuries had been reported as of Tuesday morning. But the high temperatures were expected to start easing Tuesday. Doreenann Bellamy packed her dog, photo albums and firearms into her pickup truck as she and her husband left their home. Read More »

Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes

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Parliament must usher in a new government by October 31 otherwise new elections will take place around Christmas. Polls show a third election is likely to favor the PP, although stopping short of handing Rajoy a majority, making another hung parliament with more negotiations to form a coalition likely. Read More »

PM to take stock of Indus Water Treaty

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the UN General Assembly that Pakistan wanted peace but New Delhi was an obstacle to talks. An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols the India-Pakistan border area at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. Read More »

Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast

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Local media initially suggested a gas explosion but some eyewitness accounts cast doubt on that. No information has been released on the injured police officers' condition, nor confirmation of local media reports that one of the injured was a woman. Read More »

Who Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Invited to First Presidential Debate

The debate comes as polls show Clinton's once-sizable lead over Trump has evaporated amid more questions about her family foundation and her use of a private email server while secretary of state under Democratic President Barack Obama. Clinton's camp is anxious that Trump will be held to a different standard in the debate and is particularly concerned that the notoriously hot-headed businessman will be rewarded for simply keeping his cool. Read More »

Zidane: I am not anxious about Ronaldo

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denied on Monday there was a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo after the team's talisman appeared to react angrily to being substituted in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Las Palmas. He was playing well, like the others , but I had to think about Tuesday.We have a game on Tuesday and I thought it was the time to take him off, 20 minutes from the end, thinking about Tuesday, ' added Zidane. Read More »

Pakistan ready for unconditional talks with India: Sartaj Aziz

About aggressive Indian policy, he said Pakistan had the ability to cross any kind of aggression from India and our armed forces were fully capable for the security of the homeland. She said that instead of vacillating between threats and lies, Pakistan should take corrective steps before sermonising upon human rights violations, "talking about restraint, renunciation and peace". Read More »

Native Canadians Join US Sioux Tribe in Fight Against Oil Pipelines

Dakota Access LLC bought the land from cattle ranchers David and Brenda Meyer of nearby Flasher for an undisclosed sum, according to the warranty deed filed with the Morton County Recorder's Office. A federal judge, however, shot down arguments the pipeline could damage sacred sites in a September ruling. "The more aggressively people try to get the law on their side to prevent public involvement, the more public involvement has to get disruptive, if it's going to have any impact at all", ... Read More »

Internet reacts to Patriots possibly starting Julian Edelman at QB

Most important, the Patriots did not turn the ball over and put more than enough points on the board to back a stellar effort by their defense in the 27-0 win. But they were able to hit on them successfully, which Belichick explained was a nod to the work that both the starters and the scout team did in walkthroughs that week. Read More »

Oil climbs as Venezuela sees output deal, Libya suffers clashes

Traders said that the main WTI price driver had been American Petroleum Institute data showing a 7.5-million barrel draw to 507.2 million barrels in United States crude inventories, the third weekly stock draw. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $46.39 per barrel at 0046 GMT (08:46 p.m. EDT), up 62 cents, or 1.4 percent, from their last settlement. Prices dropped 7 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $45.88 on Tuesday. Read More »

Excerpts from AP interview with Syrian president Assad

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and once thriving cities have been ravaged, with entire blocks reduced to rubble. Assad said in the interview that neither Syria nor Russian Federation is responsible for an attack on a United Nations aid convoy and warehouse that killed 12 aid workers near the besieged city of Aleppo on Monday. Read More »

U.S. forces almost ready to help Iraq push to retake Mosul

Tens of thousands of civilians are thought to be trapped in Sherqat, which lies on the Tigris River 100km south of Iraq's second-largest city. With air support from a US -led coalition, the troops are now less than 3 km (2 miles) from the town center, according to Dawdah, who said he expected the campaign to be concluded within 48 hours. Read More »

Ryan wary of veto override of 9/11 bill

Explaining their motivation, Sens. The House has approved a bill that would allow sovereign governments to be sued in the US over allegations of terror. Most recently, Democrats in the Senate blocked a Zika funding bill offered by Republicans for the third time since June . Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle condemned and supported the resolution. Read More »

Boeing receives US license to sell planes to Iran

An Iranian official told Reuters this week a deal for 118 Airbus jets had been trimmed by six amid regulatory delays, and that a deal to buy or lease 109 Boeing aircraft, including 80 purchased directly, had been shaved to 108. "We look forward to receiving our license from the government shortly". Business has been slow to materialize, though, amid concern among western businesses of running afoul of continued USA restrictions on doing business with Iran. Read More »

White House: 51 companies pledge $650M in refugee support

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Many are internally displaced within the borders of their own countries, but about 21.3 million are classified as refugees. The pledge comes as the cease-fire agreement reached between Syrian opposition fighters and Russian-backed Syrian government forces continues to fray. Read More »

Gun rights, voting restrictions up for overrides in Missouri

Jay Nixon has cut $59 million of spending for schools, roads and other programs to counteract new tax breaks enacted when lawmakers overrode his vetoes. Supporters of SB-656 refer to the law and others like it as "constitutional carry", on the premise that the second amendment grants citizens access to firearms without government permit. Read More »

Refugee crisis: Theresa May to demand action at United Nations summit

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He steps down December 31. Leaders meet amid signs of hope and despair around the globe. Only eight countries now host more than half the world's refugees: Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya and Uganda. While in NY for the annual gathering of the world leaders, President Buhari will also attend series of meetings, as well as side events which are of significant interest to Nigeria. Read More »

Son Heung-Min, Toby Alderweireld lead Tottenham to victory vs. Sunderland

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The club don't know the severity of the injury, saying that he will undergo scans on Monday, but he did leave White Hart Lane on crutches. Sunderland's toothlessness in attack meant they were ill-placed to take advantage of Tottenham's unfortunate late flurry of injuries, with Januzaj's second booking for a late challenge on Ben Davies completing a forgettable trip to the capital. Read More »

Samsung executive addresses customers on Note 7 recall

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If you have not yet replaced your original Note 7, please, please, power it down and return it. In an email to a customer called Martin Rowberry, Carphone Warehouse said it received the new handsets from Samsung on September 9th, and had dispatched them to stores "at the first opportunity for customer exchanges". Read More »

Prince William Rushes to Aid of Dignitary Who Tumbled to the Ground

The Duke of Cambridge comes to the aid of Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex when he took a tumble as he arrived at Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex, where he and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge are promoting their Heads Together campaign, are finding out how young people are coping with life's pressures. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Warns of the Danger of a Third-Party Vote

Sanders is expected to encourage millennials who enthusiastically backed him in the primary to throw their support to Clinton and register to vote before the October 11 deadline in Ohio. In a separate interview on Friday morning, Sanders implored such voters to "think hard" before casting a "protest" ballot. "But this is what I do know: In politics, too much we look at personality". Read More »

Shivpal Yadav quits from cabinet after meeting with U.P. CM

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From the start, Akhilesh had declared it a political fight than a family problem. SP insiders said that as part of the compromise formula, disgruntled Shivpal is likely to get back the three key ministries that his nephew Chief Minister Akhilesh took away from him earlier this week, which had brought the war out in the open. Read More »

Jean-Claude Juncker to push ahead with European Union army proposal

The speech came several days before 27 European Union leaders - without British Prime Minister Theresa May - are set to meet in Slovakia to discuss Europe's future after Brexit. To assist in jump-starting growth, Juncker also wishes to increase the lifetime of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, often called the "Juncker Fund", and double its financial capacity. Read More »

WhatsApp Update Download Available for iOS with Latest Features and Improvements

It is good to know that the new iOS 10 has started to be released for a good amount of devices since yesterday and it comes with complete Siri support for third-party applications. The company has also added a widget to let you jump to recent chats or see unread messages. WhatsApp also benefits from the changes introduced in CallKit, which allows other apps to work like the phone app always has. Read More »

Trump says he is overweight, and Clinton discusses her pneumonia

Questions have been raised about Clinton's health dating back to 2013, when the Secretary of State fell, hit her head and developed what she said was a blood clot. Clinton has spent the past three days out of the public eye, recuperating at her suburban NY home. The health details made public by the Democratic presidential nominee included a description of the pneumonia diagnosis Ms Clinton received last week. Read More »

Two Indian teachers, abducted in Libya, have been rescued: Sushma Swaraj

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But the new parents have been told by Indian authorities they have to get travel documents in place by October 7 if they want to travel back to the UK. All four men used to work at a university in Sirte. For United Nations peacekeeping mission it has become hard to track the developments inside the trouble-torn country. Read More »

Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record

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Bayern Munich and Germany attacker Thomas Muller says that he and his team mates can not expect an easy three points when they host Russian club FC Rostov on Tuesday evening. The victory gives Bayern a 13th consecutive Champions League win at the Allianz Arena as Ancelotti's men ensured that Rostov's first appearance in the group stages of a European tournament ended in a comprehensive defeat. Read More »

Freshman QB Eason to start for No. 9 Georgia vs Nicholls

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Even after falling behind 26-14 in the fourth, Nicholls fought back to score 10 unanswered points but came up just short, 26-24, of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in college football history. Still, McKenzie , over two games, has proven to be Georgia's best offensive weapon and needs to see more of the ball. "It's important that we understand that our football team has got to get better", Smart said. Read More »

Turkish shelling kills six members of Kurdish force in Syria-Observatory

If Erdogan can help the anti-ISIS coalition to achieve that, so be it. Mithat Sancar suggested that the U.S. and Turkey could have reached an informal agreement that while the Turkish military remains in areas close to Jarablus and does not move deeper into the Syrian territory, there will be no direct confrontation with other forces, including the Kurds. Read More »

Eriksen's agent revealed that a number of top clubs had made enquiries

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Christian Eriksen ignored interest from Europe's elite to sign a new contract at Tottenham, according to the player's agent. 'Our power is our facilities, the way we play, it is in the way our supporters show passion. He said: "I'm happy with the squad I have - although I was happy before". "I see the club taking steps forward". "For me it is all about performance", Pochettino said in regard to the recent call-ups. Read More »

Trump is 'wacky' and 'uninformed' for admiring Putin - Obama

Trump's campaign released a statement calling her Thursday press conference "desperate". Donald Trump gave an interview Thursday that aired on a television station funded by the Kremlin, arguing that the Russian government was "probably" not meddling in the American presidential race. Read More »

That Samsung fridge on your holiday list could be stuck at sea

Troubled South Korean firm Hanjin Shipping has been granted temporary bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Basil Karatzas of the New York-based Karatzas Marine Advisors says Hanjin is reluctant to dock its ships in some of the world's ports, fearing they will be seized by creditors. Read More »

45 people stuck overnight in cable cars at Mont Blanc

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Local officials said all of the 110 people who were trapped in cable cars 12,000 feet above mountainous terrain in eastern France were rescued early Friday. The crews then had to strap themselves to passengers and rescue them one by one - something Labrunye described as "air surgery". French mountaineering specialists did manage to bring two-thirds of the passengers to the ground. Read More »

California extends most ambitious climate change law in US

It will "keep California on the move to clean up the environment", Brown said in a Los Angeles park before signing a pair of bills that survived heavy opposition from the oil industry, business groups and Republicans. "One big accomplishment to date of California climate policy is demonstrating that we can cut greenhouse gases and still achieve impressive economic growth", she said in an email. Read More »