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Oil edges higher on hopes for output deal

Oil prices were up as much as 2 per cent on Wednesday after a surprise drop in crude stockpiles reported by the USA government for a third week in a row. SINGAPORE - Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, supported by a reported draw in United States crude inventories and firm import data from Japan. The oil market has been slammed by a massive global inventory glut this year, with none of the major producers willing to give in and lower their output.

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Obama issues 12th veto to block lawsuits against Saudi, Congress fumes

The bill sailed through both chambers of Congress by voice vote, with final House passage coming just two days before Obama led the nation in marking the 15th anniversary of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

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Narendra Modi to Pakistan: We Will not Forget the Uri Attack

The US has called for "de-escalation of the political discourse" between India and Pakistan amid the war of words between the two nations after Uri terror attack that prompted New Delhi to pull out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November.

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Jewish Member of UK House of Lords Quits Labour Party Over 'anti-Semitism'

MP Julie Elliott, who represents Sunderland Central, said: "I congratulate Jeremy on winning the contest to be Leader of the Labour Party". Speaking as Labour's annual conference opened in Liverpool, Mr Khan told the Sunday Times: "We know from history - the Gang of Four in the 1980s - that when the Labour Party splits, we are out of power for a generation".

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Shimon Peres: Hawk-like dove behind most audacious anti-terror mission (Tribute)

Mourning the Israeli leader's death, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said Peres gave strength and goodwill to Indo-Israeli relationship. "As a man of peace, he worked until his final days toward reconciling with our neighbours for a better future for our children".

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Revocation of IWT to be seen as act of war: Sartaj

Meanwhile, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has warned India that if it revokes the Indus Water Treaty, Islamabad would treat it as "an act of war", adding that such a step would "provide China a justification to consider the suspension of waters of the Brahmaputra River".

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed his condolences on Twitter saying, "In former President Shimon Peres, we lost a key world leader & a friend of India". Israel's newest generation of politicians, including minister of education Naftali Bennet and minister of justice Ayelet Shaked, both of the Jewish Home political party, have openly stated their hatred of the Oslo Accords and the two-state solution.

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Shows Challenges of Stronger Batteries

The company says that upon investigation, the phone shows "the damage to this product was caused by external heating", without elaborating. Samsung is doing its part in the recall by replacing customers' Galaxy Note 7 devices with updated versions that do not explode while being charged.

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Burnham warns 'out-of-touch' labour elite over immigration

A Labour government would send extra funding to regions with high levels of immigration to compensate for the stress placed on public services, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to announce. However Labour sources said it was "not an objective" of the Labour leader to cut the numbers of people coming into the country. "Services that are struggling to absorb Tory austerity cuts, in communities absorbing new populations".

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No Man's Sky Marketing Being Investigated By UK Advertising Authority

Beyond the hype, the promises , and the prolonged silence from developer Hello Games and head honcho Sean Murray, it appears the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)-an independent regulator whose role is to "regulate the content of advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the United Kingdom [by investigating] complaints made about ads, sales promotions or direct marketing"-is now investigating the game's seemingly misleading promotional material".

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'Modern Family' to feature 8-year-old transgender Jackson Millarker

This Wednesday (the 28th), in fact, Modern Family is set to not only feature a young, openly transgender kid named Jackson Millarker , but to dedicate part of the episode to addressing the ways in which transgender kids are treated differently, and often subjected to discrimination and abuse.

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European Union sees improved migration management and border guarding in Greece

The commission insisted there had been "important progress" despite so far only 5,651 refugees having been moved from Greece and Italy under the scheme adopted in September 2015 to relocate a total of 160,000 people over two years. The objective is to be able, in the future to gradually resume transfers of asylum seekers, on a case by case basis from other Member States under the Dublin Regulation .

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Syrian child loses twin sister, mother in Aleppo raid

A senior rebel source said the army had taken some positions near that area, but had been forced to withdraw. The Aleppo maelstrom prompted Western powers to accuse Russian Federation of committing possible war crimes, charges the Kremlin condemned as "unacceptable".

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Dodgers bid for NL West title at home

He has just a few out-of-town games to call as the team moves up to San Francisco. Having Scully gone feels a bit like someone's taken something important, a birthright given from father to son, although no one can lay claim to Vin Scully or expect more time from a man who will turn 89 this year.

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Israel Founding Father Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Mr Peres's son, Chemi, said of his father: "He served our people before we even had a country of our own". As a man of vision he looked to the future, as a man of security he fortified Israel's strength in many ways, some of which are still secret today.

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Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling to team up for talk show film

The now untitled project is said to be a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News . Mindy has written the screenplay for the film, and will produce it alongside Academy Award-winner Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) and Emmy victor Howard Klein (The Office).

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Syria Army takes rebel-held Aleppo district: military source

Only about 35 doctors remain inside east Aleppo City to care for an overwhelming number of wounded patients. The Aleppo Media Center, a group of anti-government activists and citizen journalists who have sought to document the conflict, posted video footage of civilian victims on a dirty hospital floor getting little more than simple bandages for wounds.

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India repealing MFN status will be humiliating for Pakistan: Former FS

However, experts cited in the article said that the trade between the two countries was actually almost double the official figure, with Imports from India to Pakistan going via third countries, such as Dubai. "It is our party's stand that India and Pakistan need to work out a mechanism to protect the interests of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh", Akhtar said. Pakistan, which blocks the import of 1,200 Indian commodities, had started loosening up restrictions before bilateral talks collapsed, a ...

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Riley: Bosh's time with the Heat probably over

The Miami Heat is now not working on Bosh' return. Since failing his physical with the Heat last Monday, Bosh, 32, who has been dealing with blood clots for the past 21 months and has had his season cut short after the All-Star break each of the last two years because of clotting, has maintained he would like to continue to his playing career and would look for other avenues to do so.

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Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

Amidst the heightened tension between Pakistan and India over the recent Uri attack, Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that India has provided proofs of cross border origins of attack. Basit was also given information about two handlers involved in the attack. "We have condemned violence, particularly terrorist attacks", he said. "We will destroy India if it dares to impose war on us".

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Charlotte police release new video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

Witnesses claimed Scott had a book, not a gun, when he was shot dead by police while waiting for his son to come home from school on September 20, and in an earlier video released by his wife, she can be heard telling police that he did not have a weapon.

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Military Wants 500 More Troops in Iraq

ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is another name for ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. That initial test was positive for a "mustard agent". Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, has been under the battle to retake it's anticipated to commence in the forthcoming weeks and IS management for the previous two years.

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Obama will travel to Israel for Shimon Peres funeral

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, called him a "brave" partner for peace and said that he made "unremitting efforts to reach a lasting peace from the Oslo agreement until the final moments of his life". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement about Peres before a special address that was planned for later Wednesday, said The Telegraph .

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First presidential debate between Clinton and Trump drew record TV ratings

A testy exchange between the candidates on Trump's support for the Iraq war prompted a spike in fact-checking, Google said. "I thought she was clear, straight, intellectually grounded and hopefully we're looking at the next president of the United States when we look at Hillary Clinton".

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World wildlife meeting votes to ban trade in Asian pangolins

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is meeting in South Africa this week. The vote bans commercial trade in pangolins and pangolin products nearly entirely. "This decision will help give pangolins a fighting chance", Susan Lieberman, the vice president of global policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society , said in a press release.

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Syrian government forces advance in central Aleppo

A precedent was set in July when Russian Federation bombed the Syrian opposition at At Tanf, a base near the Jordanian border used by both United States and UK special forces, killing four rebels, a monitor in the NGO sector told The Independent.

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India Inks Deal With France for 36 Rafale Fighter Jets

The French fighter aircraft Rafale will give India "operational edge" over any adversary in air combat, said former Air Chief Marshal Fali Major. The warplane's most crucial weapon is the Meteor air-to-air beyond visual-range missile, which could be a potential game changer as it is capable of hitting a target at a distance of more than 100 km.

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Jeremy Corbyn is to demand an end to "trench warfare" within Labour

The cash for services such as schools and hospitals would come from visa fees paid by people coming to the United Kingdom, and charges paid by people applying for citizenship. The latest attempt by MPs to soothe Labour's factional battleground has seen them demand the right to elect members to the shadow cabinet. Others, like former Labour Worcester MP Mike Foster, also wanted Mr Corbyn replaced.

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TX Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Election is October 11

The following year, lawmakers made it permanent and expanded it, requiring highly populated areas to allow voters register in their precincts on Election Day; roughly 110,000 people did so in the March primary. "With just a little over a month to go, before one of the major and hotly contested elections of our time, you have essentially the rules being changed about how people vote", he said.

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United States to boost Israel with $38-bn defence package

The negotiations for the landmark military package announced on Wednesday took almost 10 months to complete. The agreement states the military aid for Israel which comprises a commitment to give $38 bn over 10 years. Israel is already the biggest single recipient of U.S. military aid from the State Department's foreign military financing budget, and also receives some direct support from Pentagon funds for specific projects.

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Leicester City continue flawless start to Champions League campaign

The visitors, who have one point from their opening two group games, did manage to rattle the post late on through Jesus Corona, but they were unable to exert sufficient pressure as they failed to win for the 17th time in England. Match reactionLeicester boss Claudio Ranieri: "I was very confident with Slimani - because he often scored against Porto when he was a Sporting player".

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Syrian government forces advance in Aleppo old city - monitoring group

The United States and Russian Federation, which back the opposition and regime respectively, announced a ceasefire on September 9. The cease-fire lasted a week before the Syrian government declared it was over and went on the offensive.

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Boris Johnson reveals Brexit plan - Theresa May quickly rubbishes his comments

European Council President Donald Tusk and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny have both said in recent days that May's government is indicating it could be ready to launch formal negotiations to leave the EU in January or February of 2017. "I am struck by two things: Boris is genuinely in turmoil, flip-flopping within a matter of hours; and his cavalier approach", Craig Oliver said in his memoirs, serialised in The Mail on Sunday newspaper.

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Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns

Clinton and Trump faced off for the first time in the chaotic 2016 election cycle Monday evening, with Clinton calling out Trump for not releasing tax returns and telling lies, while Trump labeled Clinton a traditional politician. The centerpiece of Trump's case against Clinton is that the former senator and secretary of state is little more than a career politician who has squandered opportunities to address the domestic and global problems she's now pledging to tackle as president.

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Swaraj likely to respond to Pak tirade at UNGA

Referring to the 1971 Bangladesh War of Liberation, she asked if Pakistan can deny that its armed forces committed "one of the most extensive and heinous genocides in 1971, and will it deny it used air strikes and artillery on its own people repeatedly".


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