• Kurdish rebels start campaign to retake Raqqa from IS
Kurdish rebels start campaign to retake Raqqa from IS

The mostly Sunni Arab city had minority populations of Alawites and Christians that fled the city after ISIS seized control in early 2014. "As the fight against Da'esh in Iraq progresses, the coalition continues to work with our allies, our partners and coalition members to refine the military plan for the isolation and eventual liberation of Raq...

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  • UK court brings Britain's Brexit plans to a screeching halt
UK court brings Britain's Brexit plans to a screeching halt

Many in the markets hope the judgment will delay the Brexit process or diminish the government's ability to push through a so-called "hard Brexit", which would see Britain leave the European single market. Wright argued that the lawsuit is an attempt to put a legal obstacle in the way of enacting the result of the June 23 referendum to leave th...

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  • Chicago Cubs celebrate with selfie at massive rally
Chicago Cubs celebrate with selfie at massive rally

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo teared up talking about fellow teammate catcher "Grandpa" David Ross. For him, the experience in Chicago was more closely aligned with the Hurricanes' parade, as it was a citywide explosion of pride rather than a nationwide event.

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  • Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady
Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady

Trump tweeted a photo watching the speech on his campaign plane and applauded Melania at a rally in North Carolina, saying: "She did a great job" and that she was "very courageous". "He pledged to restore integrity to Washington , and respect for America overseas", she said. The speech took place in Berwyn, Pennsylvania - in the suburbs of Phil...

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  • Swiss Take Hard Line On EU Immigration Before Merkel Talks
Swiss Take Hard Line On EU Immigration Before Merkel Talks

Turkish authorities' actions against freedom of opinion and the press are " highly alarming ", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, expressing doubts about the legitimacy of Turkey's detention of senior staff at an opposition newspaper.

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  • Trump Takes Shots at Michelle Obama, Digs Up Old Remark
Trump Takes Shots at Michelle Obama, Digs Up Old Remark

The dinner is named after former NY governor Al Smith, who was the first Catholic to receive a major party nomination for president, running in 1928. Like Trump , Clinton took some shots at herself, too. "Donald really is healthy as a horse". Trump drew a smattering of boos when he said: "We've learned so much from WikiLeaks". On several...

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  • Defense asks for mistrial in New Jersey bridge trial
Defense asks for mistrial in New Jersey bridge trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In the end, the alleged political retaliation scheme involving a set of traffic cones, the country's busiest bridge and three former allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. On Wednesday, the defense teams asked Judge Susan D. Wigenton to reverse an instruction to the jury that Kelly and Baroni did not have to intentionally punish t...

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  • Clinton, Trump Trade Barbs at Charity Dinner
Clinton, Trump Trade Barbs at Charity Dinner

And now he is hell-bent on convincing them the system is so rigged, so broken, that they no longer have any political agency in choosing their president or anyone else who might be on the ballot next month. Some Republicans are already preparing for Trump's defeat, downplaying the significance of a Clinton triumph. "She only won by not being Trump"...

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  • FBI investigations into Trump-Russia ties yield little
FBI investigations into Trump-Russia ties yield little

Unsurprisingly, he offers no view on President Vladimir Putin's relationship-building skills. Several media reports offer conflicting information about potential connections between Trump and the Russian government, which has a history of anti-LGBTQ extremism.

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  • Newly Elected Lebanese President Plans to Retake Land From
Newly Elected Lebanese President Plans to Retake Land From "Israeli Occupation"

Today, some see the aging president's election as a continuation of Lebanon's broken politics, in which civil war-era leaders trade power and influence to the detriment of the country. Mr Hariri and Gen Aoun make for unlikely bedfellows: the Sunni politician heads Lebanon's coalition of anti-Syria Lebanese parties, while Gen Aoun is allied with H...

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  • Pakistani militants mutilate body of dead Indian Jawan, Army vows revenge
Pakistani militants mutilate body of dead Indian Jawan, Army vows revenge

Meanwhile, earlier today a BSF jawan was injured in fresh shelling by Pakistan troops in Keran sector, a senior official of the force said this evening. He also pointed that the incident reflected the barbarism penetrating in Pakistan's official and unofficial organisations. A statement released by the Pakistani military's press wing ISPR denie...

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  • Brathwaite leads West Indies fightback
Brathwaite leads West Indies fightback

But Brathwaite led the West Indies fightback with two carbon-copy 83-run stands with Chase and Dowrich. He added an invaluable 60 runs for the eighth wicket with Bishoo, who made a solid 27 to leave Pakistan frustrated. In Abu Dhabi , Pakistan slow-cooked a victory by playing an attritional brand of cricket. What to expect: The weather for...

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  • Panama Papers: Pakistan court to begin hearing ahead of PTI lockdown
Panama Papers: Pakistan court to begin hearing ahead of PTI lockdown

The Pakistani SC heard quite a few petitions by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) among others for the investigation of PM Sharif and his family under corruption charges. Sharif and his family on previous occasions have dismissed the allegations of corruptions but independent probes have repeatedly been demanded by ...

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  • United Nations general sacked after troops rape aid workers
United Nations general sacked after troops rape aid workers

Mr Ban "has asked for the immediate replacement of the force commander" Kenyan Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced on Monday. Two peacekeepers were killed and others injured. He is, nonetheless, alarmed by the serious shortcomings identified by the Special Investigation, which were evident in the mission's ...

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  • North Korea missile launch fails
North Korea missile launch fails

Republican Donald Trump says the US can put more pressure on China to rein in its unpredictable North Korean ally. Carter said that both countries are deepening the cooperation of their navies in maritime security and working to do more together in the cyber realm.

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  • Mechanical issue diverts American Airlines flight to Denver
Mechanical issue diverts American Airlines flight to Denver

Lorenda Ward, a National Transportation Safety Board senior investigator, confirmed Saturday that the fire was caused by engine failure. The pilots aborted takeoff and passengers exited the plane via a chute. The fire did not breach the inside of the cabin, but there was some damage to the fuselage including grazing of the windows, the NTSB said....

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  • Afghan government loses 2 percent of territory in 3 months - watchdog
Afghan government loses 2 percent of territory in 3 months - watchdog

Of Afghanistan's 407 districts, the Taliban controls 33, and 116 are contested. The report said that from January to August, more than 5,500 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed . SIGAR reported that the United States has committed at least $1 billion for projects meant to improve conditions for Afghan women, but support for ...

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  • Bill Clinton heading Beaver Co. for his wife
Bill Clinton heading Beaver Co. for his wife

It was Clinton's third OH campaign stop of the day. Never mentioning Trump by name, Clinton said that Hillary Clinton , as opposed to Trump, is not divisive and believes strongly in her campaign theme, "Stronger Together". "Their families haven't had a pay raise since I left office", said Clinton, whose eight years in the White House ended...

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  • Early Voting: More Good Signs for Clinton in Key States
Early Voting: More Good Signs for Clinton in Key States

You can find your early voting location by visiting the Secretary of State's My Voter Page . Ohioans started voting later because a court order dropped " golden week ", when OH voters could register to vote and cast their ballots in person at the same time.

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  • Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco's view of Jerusalem
Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco's view of Jerusalem

Since its introduction in April, the resolution has been amended to include a line that notes Jerusalem and its Old City walls are holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the Western Wall is also now mentioned twice, albeit in quotation marks.

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  • Shiite militias join the battle as Iraqis push toward Mosul
Shiite militias join the battle as Iraqis push toward Mosul

Karim al-Nuri, a faction of PMU, and Jaafar al-Husseini, a spokesman for the Hezbollah Brigades, another member group, said a total of about 15,000 Shia fighters were participating in the battle for Mosul . Anticipating the offensive on Tal Afar , Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters have been reinforcing the town in the last 48 hours, a...

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  • Packers down another cornerback after Randall has surgery
Packers down another cornerback after Randall has surgery

The Packers can overcome their injuries and ride a unique game plan to a win over Matt Barkley and the Bears. McCarthy said Tuesday that Whitehead, who took the roster spot of injured safety Chris Banjo (hamstring), will start out on special teams.

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  • Trump Campaign Manager Says FBI Review Plays Into Voters' 'Reluctance' About Clinton
Trump Campaign Manager Says FBI Review Plays Into Voters' 'Reluctance' About Clinton

Leading Democratic senators have written to Mr Comey and to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to provide more details about the investigation by Monday . He added: "He might've taken the first step of actually having looked at them before he did this in the middle of a presidential campaign so close to voting ".

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  • Russian Federation says 'concerned' at fighters' refusal to leave Aleppo
Russian Federation says 'concerned' at fighters' refusal to leave Aleppo

The altered statement said the European Union "strongly condemns the attacks by the Syrian regime and its allies, notably Russian Federation, on civilians in Aleppo" and called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities". Russian Federation is a key ally of Syria's government and began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad...

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  • USA warns of 'overwhelming' military response if DPRK launches missile successfully
USA warns of 'overwhelming' military response if DPRK launches missile successfully

Concerned with North Korea's nuclear and missile development, South Korea has been urging American forces to ramp up their deterrence capabilities. North Korea typically places military force front and center of its propaganda efforts, as both a deterrent to USA intervention and a bargaining chip to extract aid and relief from sanctions.

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  • Game recap: New Orleans Saints 25, Seattle Seahawks 20
Game recap: New Orleans Saints 25, Seattle Seahawks 20

The struggling Seattle Seahawks will look to get rolling on the road against the New Orleans Saints in one of the more interesting matchups this weekend. On the ground, Mark Ingram rushed for 62 yards in 16 carries while Tim Hightower added 39 yards in five carries. But a pass on a two-point play failed, leaving the Saints ahead just 22-17.

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  • Kellyanne Conway: Trump rally attendee's conduct was 'deplorable'
Kellyanne Conway: Trump rally attendee's conduct was 'deplorable'

A Donald Trump supporter who screamed "Jew-S-A" at reporters at a rally on Saturday night behaved in a "deplorable" way, the Republican nominee's campaign manager said on Sunday. Conway acted like she was surprised by this behavior, which is a bit hard to swallow when you consider Trump has numerous white supremacists supporting him on Twitter.

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  • Obama Is Going All Out On His Clinton Campaign Blitz
Obama Is Going All Out On His Clinton Campaign Blitz

Trump said, "Mr. Band called the arrangement 'unorthodox.' The rest of us call it outright corrupt", he added, "If the Clintons were willing to play this fast and loose with their enterprise when they weren't in the White House, just imagine what they'll do in the Oval Office".

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  • Israel recalls ambassador after second UNESCO vote
Israel recalls ambassador after second UNESCO vote

On Oct. 26 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO adopted a resolution in Paris that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. At the centre of the controversy are genuine concerns over both Muslims' and Jews' religious, cultural and historic attachment to the site - revered by Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif and by Jews as the Temple Mount - as we...

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  • Did UNESCO Deny That the Temple Mount Had Jewish Temples?
Did UNESCO Deny That the Temple Mount Had Jewish Temples?

The executive board of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved Tuesday a resolution that Israel has said denies its ties to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem's Old City. Israel last week suspended cooperation with UNESCO after the resolution was first approved by a sub-committee. Malki accused t...

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  • Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton jugalbandi: Together they rock, redefine women power
Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton jugalbandi: Together they rock, redefine women power

The differences between Clinton's and Mrs. Obama's tenures speak in some ways to the differences in their generations - Clinton representing the first wave of baby boomers eager to push boundaries, while Obama benefited from lessons learned, noted Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a historian at the National First Ladies Library.

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  • Pakistan HC espionage racket: Delhi police detain SP leader's aide
Pakistan HC espionage racket: Delhi police detain SP leader's aide

When Farhat approached me a year ago, I had sent communication to Parliament and government for his verification. "During Mehmood's questioning, Farhat Khan's name surfaced as one of his close associates in the espionage racket he was running along with names of some other Pakistan High Commission staffers", said a senior police officer.

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  • Air strikes kill 17 civilians as Yemen's president rejects peace plan
Air strikes kill 17 civilians as Yemen's president rejects peace plan

Yemen's civil conflict broke out in 2014 when Shiite Houthi rebels took control of the capital Sana'a, forcing the Yemeni government to relocate to the southern city of Aden. "It rewards the coup leaders and punishes the Yemeni people at the same time". Saudi Arabia intervened in the Yemen conflict to restore ousted Sunni president Abd-Rabbu Mans...

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  • Aleppo's Ceasefire Continues to Hold for Second Day
Aleppo's Ceasefire Continues to Hold for Second Day

A pause in the Aleppo fighting was announced this week by Russian Federation to allow civilians and opposition fighters and militants in eastern Aleppo to leave. But rebels have said they can not accept the ceasefire, which they say does nothing to alleviate the situation of those who choose to remain in rebel-held Aleppo, and believe it is part of...

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  • Four Pakistani posts destroyed, heavy casualties inflicted in Keran sector: Army
Four Pakistani posts destroyed, heavy casualties inflicted in Keran sector: Army

Officials said that one of the militants from the group that mutilated Singh's body yesterday was killed in the retaliatory fire but the rest slipped back to the other side. "There can't be anything more atrocious than this", said Jitendra Singh, Minister of state at the PMO told ANI. "I am always of the view that the human rights of soldiers sho...

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