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New Jersey Volunteers Head To Louisiana To Help Flood Victims

New Jersey Volunteers Head To Louisiana To Help Flood Victims

Eighteen trained Red Cross workers from New Jersey have deployed to Louisiana to help on the ground working at shelters, distributing meals and disaster relief supplies, and providing health services and emotional support. The hour-long orientation session is created to introduce new volunteers to the history of the Red Cross and to learn about all of the local volunteer opportunities available. Read More

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FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

More than 100 LGBTI groups in the South American country have endorsed a controversial peace deal between the Colombia government and FARC. Colombia's conflict has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions since 1964. Talks between the ELN and the government have stalled, though the rebel army has said it is open to start a process. The Colombian government has been engaged in peace talks with the FARC since November of 2012, when the two sides agreed to a fixed agenda for ... Read More

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Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

Scene of a Louisiana bus crash, near New Orleans . The injured included the other two firefighters, as well as occupants of the bus, pickup truck, car, and a truck that the car was pushed into. "It is a sad day in St. John the Baptist Parish as we lost one of the bravest and most dedicated firefighters that I know". Five people were in the Chevrolet Silverado. Read More

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Four stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival in London

Four stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival in London

Even the rain could not spoil the day of celebrations dedicated to children and families as the vibrant street party marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday. He said: "It's excellent". "We didn't even know it was happening", Mr Aziz, 41 explained. These included two alleged sexual offences, 3 7 drugs offences, 13 counts of possession of offensive weapons and alleged theft and public disorder. Read More

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Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

The high court's Democrat justices affirmed an earlier ruling by a Cook County judge that the proposed referendum did not fit into a narrow legal window for a petition-driven initiative aimed at changing the state's Constitution. Independent Maps spokesman Jim Bray said the group's lawyers are still evaluating whether to ask the Supreme Court for a rehearing. The majority opinion stated that the measure didn't fit the narrowly-constructed requirements set forth by the constitution. Read More

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United Nations receives Syrian chemical weapons report

At least three children died and hundreds were take to hospital with breathing problems and burns. It also confirmed that in August 2015 ISIS used mustard gas against civilians in Syria. United States officials don't appear to be there yet, however, with their comments exclusively centering on the two incidents with Syrian helicopters, and demanding "strong and swift action" against the Assad government, and reiterating their demands for immediate regime change. Read More

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Curfew in some parts of Srinagar, two towns in south Kashmir

Restriction on the assembly of four or more persons will remain in force in the rest of the valley, a police officer said. Constable Khurshid Ahmad Ganai was shot at by unknown gunmen outside his residence in Koil. The locals added that over a dozen people were injured in forces action; some of them were shifted to Srinagar for treatment. The cop, however, succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Read More

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Israel grants 'permission' for Hebron settlement expansion

Fifty-one percent of Palestinians support a two-state solution, according to a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Polling and Survey Research and the Israel Democracy Institute. Israel says that Palestinian incitement has fueled the violence. The survey interviewed 1,270 Palestinians and 1,184 Israelis in June, and had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Read More

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Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties or injured in the rocket attack, passengers and staff were taken inside a terminal building for safety. The airport is a strategic spot that has often been the target of rockets, and is used by both civilians and the military. The southeast of Turkey has been wreaked by violence since the summer of 2015 when a two-and-a-half-year PKK ceasefire collapsed. Read More

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Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visit

Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visit

Speaking during a visit to Ankara , Biden said the United States would continue to cooperate as Turkey brings forward additional information about cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt. This ground intervention followed Turkey's shelling of northern Syria, hitting 81 targets nearly 300 times from 4.00 a.m. (0230 GMT) early Wednesday. Read More

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Donald Trump explains that illegal immigrants would have to self-deport first

In an appearance on Fox News Channel's " Hannity " show Wednesday, Trump discussed how tough it is to break up families for deportation, suggesting that maybe upstanding people who've been in this country for years should be allowed to stay if they pay back taxes and insisting , just as Bush and Rubio were repeatedly forced to do, that such actions would not amount to "amnesty". Read More

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Brazilian police interrogate top Irish Olympic executives

Police accuse Hickey of scaling official Games tickets at inflated prices in a scam involving Ireland's official Games ticket re seller, Dublin-based PRO10 Sports Management, plus worldwide sports hospitality company, THG Sports. Nine Australian Olympic athletes had their passports returned on Sunday, a team official said, after an accreditation problem at the Rio Games earlier saw them risk missing their flight home. Read More

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