• Suspected Syrian government air strike kills Turkey-backed rebels
Suspected Syrian government air strike kills Turkey-backed rebels

The Obama-Erdogan phone call came shortly after Lt. Gen. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said the USA was pushing ahead with a plan for a Raqqa offensive even as the Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters continued to press forward on the outskirts of Mosul with the support of US airstr...

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  • Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

The Syrian military said the rockets were Russian-made Grad missiles. Syrian rebel groups say they have launched a large-scale offensive to break the government's siege of eastern Aleppo, a contested city in the north of the country and the current focal point of the six-year war.

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  • Russian army asks Putin to allow Aleppo strikes
Russian army asks Putin to allow Aleppo strikes

The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide auto bombs, was mainly focused on the city's western edge by rebels based outside Aleppo . Black smoke from burning tires rose above the city, evidently in an attempt to obscure the view of pilots flying Russian warplanes overhead.

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  • Hillary Clinton Emails Back Under Microscope
Hillary Clinton Emails Back Under Microscope

The FBI reportedly discovered the matter while investigating Anthony Weiner, the former NY congressman and recently separated husband of Abedin, who is embroiled in a sexting scandal with an underage woman. Clinton said the first she heard about the letter was when it was released to the public. I think they're going to right the ship. Tyler also s...

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  • Philippines, US verifying if Chinese left disputed shoal
Philippines, US verifying if Chinese left disputed shoal

Upon his return to the country, Duterte announced that Filipino fishermen may be able to return to the Chinese-held Scarborough Shoal after he discussed the territorial rift with Chinese leaders. Regarding the artificial islands built by China, he remarked that the Philippines do not need to negotiate on its status. The Scarborough Shoal is situate...

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  • Bus driver burnt to death in front of passengers
Bus driver burnt to death in front of passengers

Flags will be flown at half mast across Brisbane tomorrow as a mark of respect for the Alisher. "I want to assure you that there is no evidence at this time of any linkage to terrorist type activities and certainly that has not become evident through the ongoing investigations that have occurred", he said.

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  • Terrorists kill jawan, mutilate body, Army vows 'appropriate response'
Terrorists kill jawan, mutilate body, Army vows 'appropriate response'

Exactly a month after India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pakistan retaliated on Friday by killing an Indian Army jawan and mutilating his body. Meanwhile, Pakistani forces are resorting to heavy shelling and firing in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu since early this morning. However, A BSF spokespe...

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  • Ex-Russian Minister Lesin's Death in Washington in 2015 Ruled 'Accidental'
Ex-Russian Minister Lesin's Death in Washington in 2015 Ruled 'Accidental'

USA authorities said Friday that the unexplained death previous year of a Russian media executive in a Washington hotel was accidental and caused partly by alcohol poisoning after days of heavy drinking. Annual reports submitted by the medical examiner's office show that intoxication plays a role in a large number of the accidental deaths investiga...

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  • Isil 'took part' in Quetta attack, says Pakistani terror group ally
Isil 'took part' in Quetta attack, says Pakistani terror group ally

General Sher Afgun, a senior military commander in Baluchistan, said the attack looked like LeJ militant group was behind it, whose roots are in the heartland of Punjab province. Both ISIS and the Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the tragedy, although Pakistani authorities said Tuesday that a branch of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunn...

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  • Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court
Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo is infuriated by the pattern of African nations leaving the court, and said " Burundi is leaving the ICC to keep committing crimes against humanity and possible genocide in its territory". Lafontaine, according to which these perceptions are wrong. South Africa's decision followed a dispute previous...

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  • Busch Gardens closes ride after fatal accident in Australia
Busch Gardens closes ride after fatal accident in Australia

Theme park executives and safety experts around the world are awaiting the results of the investigation into the horrific deaths at Queensland's Dreamworld. The deceased are believed to be in their 30s or 40s. The park is expected to reopen on Friday with a memorial held for the victims: Canberra Brother and sister Luke Dorsett, 35, and Kate Go...

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  • China: President Xi Jinping Declared The Core Of The Communist Party
China: President Xi Jinping Declared The Core Of The Communist Party

That "the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core" was officially put forward at the meeting is "where the fundamental interests of the Party and state lie", Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Publicity Department, said in the first official comment after Xi's elevation.

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  • Clinton says Trump stance on vote results threatens USA democracy
Clinton says Trump stance on vote results threatens USA democracy

Yet any headway that Trump may have made was likely to be diluted by his legal threats against his accusers, just the latest example of Trump stepping on his intended message at inopportune moments. She has maintained stable leads in states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado, as well as a narrow edge in Florida and North Carolina. Georgi...

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  • GOP Sen. Engages in Shocking, False Attack on Opponent's Ancestry in Debate
GOP Sen. Engages in Shocking, False Attack on Opponent's Ancestry in Debate

The two met in their second of three debates Thursday night at the University of Illinois Springfield. Mark Kirk and Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Kirk questioned Duckworth's family's military service with a comment that some online are calling " racist ".

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  • Battle For Mosul Leaves 900 ISIS Militants Dead
Battle For Mosul Leaves 900 ISIS Militants Dead

There is a sense of willingness from Baghdad and Ankara to come to an agreement that will grant Turkey a role in the fight for Mosul and possibly beyond, the USA defense official said. As the Islamic State group's two main hubs, Mosul and Raqqa have long loomed as potentially decisive battles. An offensive against Raqqa is likely to be far more...

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  • Trump targets Bill Clinton; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary
Trump targets Bill Clinton; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary

But the number of early polling places was increasing statewide from around 250 to almost 400 on Thursday, and political experts expected a resulting rise in ballots. In recent months, Obama has taken on a more active role on the campaign trail. - I have apologized for using a private email that imperiled our national security, and I have not bro...

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  • Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea
Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea

The Russians reportedly deployed an advanced SA-23 anti-missile and anti-aircraft system to Syria earlier this month. Sponsored content: Download the latest Expert Edition on Identity Management. He said that the North Koreans "go nuts" over propaganda loudspeakers being activated along the demilitarized zone in the South or the dropping of leafl...

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  • Coalition Forces Claim Mosul Offensive Drawing To Close
Coalition Forces Claim Mosul Offensive Drawing To Close

Giant concrete T walls have also been laid down on their sides and intermingled with booby traps and bombs to impede vehicles moving into the city. U.S. Because Sinjar is becoming a new Qandil. He says "the operation has not been stopped and is proceeding as planned". Fleeing militants had taken them hostage and were bringing them deeper towards ...

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  • Donald Trump Launches Nightly News Show on Facebook Live
Donald Trump Launches Nightly News Show on Facebook Live

The second was more like a news show , which the new Trump campaign stream sounds like it will draw on. His comments were first reported by CNN . As The Daily Beast notes, this could also be a means of setting up Trump's crowd for the nearing launch of Trump TV, which is expected to be soon.

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  • Mediterranean death toll soars to all-time high
Mediterranean death toll soars to all-time high

It's "the worst we've ever seen" even though far fewer people are attempting the risky crossing than past year, as William Spindler, spokesman for the U.N.'s refugee agency, told reporters. "You could say that the death rate has increased three-fold". This may be to do with the shifting smuggler business model or geared towards lowering detection...

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  • Wounded await evacuation on day three of Aleppo truce
Wounded await evacuation on day three of Aleppo truce

No Syrian or Russian air strikes on the eastern rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria's most populous city before the war, have been reported since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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  • Spain's Socialists will not approve new Rajoy-led government's budgets
Spain's Socialists will not approve new Rajoy-led government's budgets

The Spanish assembly is expected to begin debating the confidence vote tomorrow. Spain's King Felipe VI, left and Ciudadanos party leader, Albert Rivera, pose for photos before a meeting at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday, Oct.

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  • South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal
South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal

The African Union (AU) has urged member states not to co-operate with the ICC , accusing it of being racially biased against Africa by failing to prosecute suspected war criminals from other parts of the world. Established in 2002, the ICC is often accused of bias against Africa and has struggled with a lack of cooperation, including from the Unit...

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  • GOP VP hopeful Mike Pence has Albuquerque rally on Thursday
GOP VP hopeful Mike Pence has Albuquerque rally on Thursday

Trump added: "I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result". "With the way that everything is controlled mostly liberal, I think it's very possible", Nobles said , sporting a "Make America Great Again" hat.

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  • Charity Dinner Host: Donald Trump 'Crossed The Line' With Hillary Clinton Attacks
Charity Dinner Host: Donald Trump 'Crossed The Line' With Hillary Clinton Attacks

Trump to kind of be courteous, to get along, to say nice things privately to one another". Trump's electoral offensive has been marked by attacks on Clinton , accusing her of being the media favourite and alleging the elections are "rigged".

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  • Robbie Gould joins Giants in London, replaces Josh Brown
Robbie Gould joins Giants in London, replaces Josh Brown

Jordan has occasionally rehabilitated on the field during practice, and he is allowed to travel with the team. "I got it wrong", Goodell said that September 2014 afternoon, the day he promised his league would get better at disciplining domestic violence , beginning with a new personal conduct policy that opened at a six-game suspension and en...

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  • Donald Trump takes rare swipe at Michelle Obama
Donald Trump takes rare swipe at Michelle Obama

The dinner, which is named after the NY governor who in 1928 became the first Catholic nominee for president, raised more than $6m for charity, a record. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City. "45", Mrs Clinton said. Then Mrs Clinton stood up and had her chance.

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  • In the West Bank, Samaritans provide a sanctuary
In the West Bank, Samaritans provide a sanctuary

The head of Beit Iksa village council, north of occupied East Jerusalem, Sa'ada Khatib, stated that the soldiers stopped the bus while transporting elderly Palestinians, and ordered the driver to force the seniors out of his vehicle, to be searched and inspected, but he refused.

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  • Did Trump TV Launch Last Night?
Did Trump TV Launch Last Night?

Fox News, a longtime bastion of conservative views on television, isn't enough anymore for some Republicans, and particularly those in Trump's core fanbase, Jones adds, "especially since Fox News has been willing to raise tough questions about Donald Trump on some of its programs".

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  • Duterte backtracks on Philippines' 'separation' with US
Duterte backtracks on Philippines' 'separation' with US

Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he was paving the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with long-time ally Washington deteriorate. Obama administration officials have also expressed displeasure with Duterte's aggressive war on drugs , which has reportedly resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

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  • Assad: Aleppo to serve as springboard for liberation
Assad: Aleppo to serve as springboard for liberation

United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura, Iran's chief diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif, and foreign ministers from rebel-backing countries like Qatar are also expected to attend. Russian Federation does not intend to put forward new initiatives on resolving the conflict in Syria , Lavrov told reporters in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

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  • New Head For Jesus Statue Is, Uh, Turning Heads In Canada
New Head For Jesus Statue Is, Uh, Turning Heads In Canada

Meanwhile, Lajeunesse says parishioners' reactions have been a mix of hurt, surprise and disappointment. The church went to several businesses to see if a replacement head could be built but with no luck. She volunteered to do the job for free, even though she has never sculpted in stone before and doesn't belong to the parish, Lajeunese said . ...

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  • Mosul Battle: 900 Civilians Flee City Ahead Of Fighting
Mosul Battle: 900 Civilians Flee City Ahead Of Fighting

He did not give a casualty figure, but another officer said five soldiers were wounded. He also informed the Iraqi leader about the "measures taken by Russian Federation to defuse the situation" in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The area fell to ISIS two years ago and some of the towns leading to Mosul - Iraq's second-largest city and the extre...

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  • Pogba double lifts United, Inter joy for De Boer
Pogba double lifts United, Inter joy for De Boer

Loftus-Cheek will be hoping to be involved when Chelsea return to Premier League action this weekend with a crunch home clash against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. "Not untouchable. Untouchable in our team has to be the spirit, the pride, the commitment to the club, the respect to the fans - that has to be untouchable, not players".

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  • Delta unveils employee uniforms designed by Zac Posen
Delta unveils employee uniforms designed by Zac Posen

The number two USA airline unveiled a new set of designer uniforms for 60,000 of its employees on Tuesday, the first major overhaul for the airline in a decade. Flight attendant dresses, wraps and skirt suits were designed in the color "Passport Plum", while three-piece suits were designed in the color "Groundspeed Graphite".

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