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'We're not Nazis, you've shown that by electing me' - new Ukip leader

'We're not Nazis, you've shown that by electing me' - new Ukip leader

At the 2015 general election, Ukip won an extraordinary 13 per cent of the vote - beating the Liberal Democrats into fourth place - but was left with only one MP, Mr Carswell. A banner was superimposed with an image of Mr Farage posing as Adolf Hitler with the European Union logo in the background. A former soldier and police officer, Bolton won a tight seven-way race, taking 29.9% (3,874) of the overall votes. Read More

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Jokowi to hand over Rp 7.1b to Mount Agung evacuees

Jokowi to hand over Rp 7.1b to Mount Agung evacuees

Government vulcanologist Surono, who uses one name, said the feared eruption could be huge and potentially also close airports in East Java and Lombok, according to local media reports. "For Agung we have no instrumental documentation", said Syahbana. In a televised news conference, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said "the highest priority is the safety of our people" and urged those around Mount Agung to follow the instructions of authorities. Read More

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Ted Cruz doesn't support latest ObamaCare repeal bill

Ted Cruz doesn't support latest ObamaCare repeal bill

Susan Collins has said publicly she's " leaning against " the bill and has always been expected by Senate leaders to end up opposed, with only two firm "no" votes, the effort still has life, as tenuous as it may be. Collins' comments were consistent with what she told reporters Friday that she was "leaning against" the bill, according to The Portland Press Herald. Read More

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Iran's Reaction to Trump Speech: A New Ballistic Missile

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2,000 kilometers, state media reported Saturday. "We seek no one's permission to defend our land". The United States extended sanctions relief for Iran last week as part of the agreement, which President Donald Trump has described as "the worst deal ever". Read More

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Myanmar must end persecution of the Rohingya now

Myanmar must end persecution of the Rohingya now

There were an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya in Rakhine state before the current crisis, though almost half have fled into Bangladesh where they are cramped into ill-equipped camps. "The Rohingyas are not refugees". The Rohingya are relegated to the Rakhine State within Myanmar, an area made up of various religious and ethnic minorities, and make up an estimated population of around 1.3 million. Read More

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Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

The Washington Post reports that after she exited the building, Pelosi said the protesters were "completely wrong" to blame Democrats like her for the government's failure to pass immigration reform. Ms. Pelosi, did you think we would forget? All we have are inflated expectations of a deal because Schumer and Pelosi, after a dinner meeting with Trump , rushed out a statement declaring, "We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border ... Read More

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At UN, Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

At UN, Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

Returning to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, the current Head of State also delivered a speech at a well-known concert hall, the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Trump had earlier escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man". Read More

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3 in Associated Press Poll

3 in Associated Press Poll

Here's the latest edition of the Coaches' Poll top 25. . Ohio State still has the best chances of any Big Ten team, despite a Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. Washington State 19. Louisville 20. Also falling out were Kansas State (No. 18), Tennessee (No. 23) and UCLA (No. 25). The Sooners weren't the only Week 3 winners to lose ground in the rankings. Read More

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Federal judge rules Trump administration can not withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

Federal judge rules Trump administration can not withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

This ruling only gives Chicago a preliminary injunction, but the judge said the city showed a "likelihood of success" that it could prove Sessions overstepped his bounds with the punishments. As a presidential candidate, Trump pledged to ramp up deportations and build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. At stake was more than $2 million that Chicago and its neighboring jurisdictions receive from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants . Read More

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Turkey warns Iraq: Kurdish referendum security threat

Turkey warns Iraq: Kurdish referendum security threat

Kurdish lawmakers convened parliament in Irbil for the first time in two years to pass the measure, with 65 out of 68 parliamentarians in the 111-seat body present voting in favor. Under this plan, a well-placed source told AFP , the global community will oversee negotiations on revenue sharing in Iraq's oil budget and payment for Kurdish militia fighters. Read More

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Facebook Let Advertisers Target Nazis, 'Jew Haters' and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Facebook Let Advertisers Target Nazis, 'Jew Haters' and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Facebook is reviewing its ad targeting system after investigators found they could direct ads to self-described anti-Semites. ProPublica said three ads were approved within 15 minutes. The social network said Friday it had "immediately removed" the anti-Semitic advertising categories after ProPublica's report. Facebook removed the categories after ProPublica contacted the social media network and said it would work to fix the problem. Read More

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Two dozen killed by Malaysia school fire

Two dozen killed by Malaysia school fire

The blaze at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out around 5.40 am. Roslan, a religious teacher, when asked about the students, spoke fondly of them. Amar Singh further said that "They're still counting the bodies, which were piled on top of each other in a corner." according to the official records, seven people were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries, while 11 others were rescued. Read More

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Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

According to security officials, the attackers were disguised as members of the Hashed al-Shaabi Shiite paramilitary units that have joined the government forces in their fight against Daesh terrorists to the north of the capital Baghdad. Three police officers are among the dead. Acting at the request of Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, the Iraqi parliament on Thursday sacked the governor of Kirkuk over his decision for the northern province to also take part in the Kurdish referendum. Read More

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EU's Juncker to seek powers to screen foreign takeovers

EU's Juncker to seek powers to screen foreign takeovers

Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission , announced this morning that the "wind is back in Europe's sails" and that the economy was "bouncing back" after a hard two years for the bloc. Mr Juncker said the European Union had made economic strides in the year since his last such address. "It isn't the future of Europe - it's not the be-all and end-all". Read More

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Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program freed hundreds of thousands of young people from the fear of being deported to countries which many of them don't remember and where they would be in danger. "I think it's bad", St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Friday. "These kids don't - for the most part, don't know any other home than the United States", Ryan said on September 6. Read More

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Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir

Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait to the White House for an official working visit on September 7, 2017. Trump initially appeared to side with Saudi Arabia, but then instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support the Kuwaiti mediation effort. "The hope has not ended yet". Read More

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