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New York bombing: Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami 'arrested after shooting police officer', local media reports

Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, New York bombing

Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, 'under arrest'
Five suspicious devices found near train station in New Jersey
Comes a day after bombing that rocked popular Chelsea district
29 people injured, but all now released from hospital
Everything we know so far about the New York explosion
Police named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect in an explosion in Manhattan over the weekend that left 29 wounded, as New York governor Andrew Cuomo said a there may be a 'foreign connection' to the attack.


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Theresa May to tell world leaders that Britain has 'a right' to protect its borders

Theresa May, British Prime Minister

Britain has “the right” to control its borders, Theresa May will tell world leaders as she warns that hundreds of thousands of “economic migrants” are posing has refugees.

The Prime Minister will use a trip to the United Nations General Assembly this week to criticise the global response to “unmanaged migration”, warning that they are simply “treating the symptoms of this crisis”.

Mrs May will say that “all countries” have a “responsibility” to manage their borders to reduce illegal and uncontrolled migration.


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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua likes 'turning men into boys' as Joseph Parker enters his radar

Anthony Joshua with Manager

World boxing champion Anthony Joshua says he enjoys watching opponents "turn from a man to a boy" in the ring as he starts to set his targets on rising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.

The big Brit has started a 10-week training camp ahead of his November 26 IBF title defence in Manchester.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is set to reveal the opponent on September 26.


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Liberian Leader Commissions Envoys To UK, Ghana

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commissioned Liberia’s Ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Ghana respectively in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, those commissioned were Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Madam Genevieve A. Kennedy, Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.

Performing the commissioning ceremony on Friday, President Sirleaf hoped that the commissioned officials will represent the country with a high level of professionalism and allegiance to improve the image of Liberia.


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Obama aims to define his global leadership in last U.N. speech

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.


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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should disarm and ‘see what happens to her'

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has sparked a fresh furore by calling on Hillary Clinton’s security detail to disarm and “see what happens to her”.

Presidential candidates are heavily protected by armed Secret Service agents at all times.

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” Mr. Trump, the Republicans’ presidential nominee, said at a rally on Friday night in Miami.


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Johnson, Stein fail to qualify for first debate

Gary Johnson

Washington (CNN)Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not participate in the first presidential debate, and their running mates will not be in the vice presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.

The decision means Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only two candidates on the stage on September 26, and Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their respective running mates, will be the only participants on October 4.


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Trump finally admits it: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States'

Donald Trump

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump finally admitted Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics five years ago.

Trump sought to end his longstanding attempt to discredit the nation's first African-American president with just a few sentences tacked on at the end as he unveiled his new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.


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Ghana now second best in Africa in latest FIFA Rankings

Black Stars of Ghana in training

Ghana has overtaken Ivory Coast to become Africa’s second best side in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.

The Black Stars, who have 749 points, overtook the Elephants (748 points) on the global and continental ranking to occupy the 35th place in the global ranking even though the two countries did not play any competitive matches in the month under review.

Ghana will now set their sights on gaining the first place in Africa as leaders Algeria in 32nd position (with 781 points) are just three places above.


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Obama lifts economic sanctions Bush imposed on Ivory Coast

Presidents Bush, Ouattara and Obama

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Ivory Coast in 2006 by the regime of his predecessor, George Bush.

The US president cited advancing democratic credentials of the west African nation as the reason behind terminating the national emergency declared by the US in Executive Order 13396, it was this order that led to the imposition of sanctions.


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