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GILLESPIE CAMPAIGN RAISES $1.8 MILLION IN THIRD QUARTER GILLESPIE CAMPAIGN RAISES $1.8 MILLION IN THIRD QUARTER
LORTON: The Gillespie for Senate Campaign raised $1.8 million in its third quarter report. The campaign brought in more than 5,000 new individual donors in the third quarter, raising more from individual donors than the incumbent Mark Warner’s campaign. Since January, 87 donors who had previously given to Mark Warner gave to the Gillespie campaign. The Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia and the...
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Obama, Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria Obama, Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, the White House said on Sunday. Kurdish fighters have been under IS assault for more than a month around Kobane, which has become a key prize as it is being fought under the gaze of the world's press massed just over the border...
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US, China in `candid exchanges` ahead of Obama trip US, China in `candid exchanges` ahead of Obama trip
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said Saturday. The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, human rights, cyberspying and disputes in the South China Sea -- all areas where the two nations have clashed -- were on the weighty agenda in ...
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Meet world's strongest man who can pull 12 ton bus with his teet Meet world's strongest man who can pull 12 ton bus with his teet
LONDON: A man from Ukraine, who is a real life Hercules, is probably world`s strongest man, as he can pull a double-decker 12 ton bus with his teeth. Denys Ilchenkomakes a living pumping his muscles and showing off his brute strength performing as a strong man in the circus, the Daily Star reported. The 29-year-old man, who boasts several Guinness World Records, can juggle tyres, lift colossal...
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Hong Kong govt to open talks with democracy protesters Hong Kong govt to open talks with democracy protesters
HONG KONG: Hong Kong`s government has said it will open talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralysed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies. The city`s leader Leung Chun-ying made a dramatic u-turn on Thursday by announcing a return to talks with the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), one of ...
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Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Vatican City: Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church`s doors to remarried divorcees and gays. The vote will close a special synod of bishops from around the world which has seen conservatives clash publicly with liberals over a Francis-backed drive to refo...
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Tropical Storm Ana churns toward Hawaii, could become hurricane Tropical Storm Ana churns toward Hawaii, could become hurricane
HAWAII: Tropical Storm Ana churned across the central Pacific and remained on track to hit Hawaii by Friday, forecasters said, in what could be the island`s first hurricane in more than two decades. Ana was swirling about 340 miles (545 km) south-southeast of the Big Island late on Thursday local time, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph), according to the US National ...
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US: Dr Arif Mahmmod ties knot in Dallas US: Dr Arif Mahmmod ties knot in Dallas
DALLAS: Dr Arif Mahmood, a son of Pakistan society of North Texas, former VP, business man, Muslims community activist and social figure, tied the knot with Dr. Sarah Berriche in Dallas. The function of the marriage Valeema was held in the hall of Hotel located in Richardson ,TX. The marriage was attended by the distinguished political social figures and various important personalities bel...
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Russia's Putin warns of repeat of 2008 gas crisis Russia's Putin warns of repeat of 2008 gas crisis
MOSCOW: Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe if Ukraine steals from the transit pipeline to cover its own needs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, adding that he was "hopeful" it would not come to that. Russia cut off supply to Ukraine on June 16 over what gas exporter Gazprom said were billions of euros in unpaid bills. Without Russian flows, there is concern that Ukraine...
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Hagel pressurises US Congress to reverse Pentagon budget cuts Hagel pressurises US Congress to reverse Pentagon budget cuts
WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the world has now become a more volatile, less predictable and more threatening as he warned that the US Army is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with the budget cuts last year. "As the Army emerges from over 13 years of large-scale combat operations - the longest in its history - it f...
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