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Rockets strike rebel-held areas in Aleppo amid fragile ceasefire

The strike has threatened an already fragile USA - and Russia-brokered cease-fire that has largely held despite dozens of alleged violations on both sides. The U.N. accused the government of obstructing the delivery while Russian officials said rebels opened fire at the delivery roads. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, said the pilot of the MiG Syrian warplane was killed.

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Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv: Israel Radio

Peres will receive a state burial at a ceremony on Friday at Mount Herzel Cemetery in Jerusalem. Obama said Peres' commitment to Israel's security and pursuit of peace was "rooted in his own unshakeable moral foundation and unflagging optimism".

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Philippines' Duterte pivots to China, Russia as investors flee

Many great powers, such as the USA and Russian Federation, are trying to expand their cooperation with the country. He said any notion of conflict between the Philippines and China, which have long sparred over sovereignty in the South China Sea, were "not really anything, more imaginary".

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Pippa Middleton's photographs hacked

According to United Kingdom newspaper The Sun , around 3,000 images were stolen from the Duchess of Cambridge's sister's iCloud and then the culprit tried to sell them online for around $85,000. The royal couple has released only a limited number of photos of the children. In July it was announced that the 33-year-old would marry her financier boyfriend, James Matthews, 40, next year.

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Pakistan demands global probe into Uri attack, says Aziz

A second option on the table would be sending special forces inside Pakistan to attack guerilla training camps. She said that PM Modi should introspect the workings of his government instead of advising Pakistan to concentrate on the welfare of its people.

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Royals top Twins 4-3 in 11 innings on Burns' sacrifice fly

Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon led the Kansas City Royals to a three-run eighth inning in a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday evening. The Royals, 80-77, have five games left in the regular season and trail Baltimore by five games for the second American League wild-card berth.

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Saif says govt must decide on Pak artistes

Student of the Year leading man Varun Dhawan said something similar : "If by banning actors, terrorism can be stopped then they should do it". The actor further added that there are people from Pakistan who are wonderful and are great hosts.

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Massive storm hits Taiwan, thousands evacuated

Typhoon Megi slammed into the coast of northeast Taiwan on Tuesday, the third storm system to hit the island in two weeks. Typhoon Megi had weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian, packing winds of up to 118 km/h, China's National Meteorological Centre said.

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U.S. to send about 600 more troops

These troops will not spearhead the attack, said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook. The actual number, including troops on shorter-term assignments who are not counted in that official number, could be well above 6,000. The announcement means that there will soon be 5,000 US troops in Iraq, seven years after the Obama administration withdrew all USA troops from the country.

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Russia calls probe into MH17 downing 'biased'

The Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was blown from the skies in July 2014 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board including 196 Dutch citizens. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has called on Russian Federation to respond to the investigation, which found close to 100 people were linked to the transport and firing of the missile and that it was driven from Russian Federation into an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed rebels.

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Shimon Peres was a 'giant', says Ehud Barak

Obama plans to attend the funeral, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry. There was no immediate comment from the White House. In a reflection of this sentiment, Peres' death on Wednesday was greeted with official silence across the Arab world - in sharp contrast to the emotional tributes that poured in from the West.

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Erdogan announces new push on Syria IS stronghold

The Turkish operation also aims to push USA -backed Kurdish forces, which have separately been fighting Islamic State, away from the border. Actually, the coalition forces were backed these operations by the airstrikes. The Peshmerga Twitter account, @KURDISTAN_ARMY, has more than 20,000 followers and routinely shares battlefield updates about the conflict in Iraq and Syria .

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OPEC's Deal to Cut Oil Production

Before the news of Wednesday's deal, Iranian's Zanganeh said the Islamic Republic would agree to curb production "at close to 4 million barrels per day". crude oil production through June was down more than 925,000 b/d since peaking in April 2015, so the USA likely has the ability to make up that volume fairly quickly if it so chose".

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Trump has turned over tax returns - for lawsuits and loans

During the past few weeks, Clinton has maintained a lead of between four and six points over Trump . "That's why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president". And why, exactly, did Trump seem so unprepared on stage? No surprise there. But unfortunately for his team, this also means that Trump's advisors now need "to convince him that he can do better than he did in the first one ".

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Pakistan not thinking of war against India: Abdul Basit

It further demanded the worldwide community and United Nations "to support the legitimate right of self-determination of the Kashmir people to call India to honour the resolution of the UN General Assembly..." She said that Modi's speech did not give an assurance that recurrence of such incidents will be stopped.

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Duterte makes overnight visit to Vietnam

Such drills have over the years served to cemented the military alliance between the two countries. The Philippines' 1987 constitution enshrines the principle of independence. The military alliance between the United States and the Philippines has been the key pillar in efforts to resist China's growing push for control in the disputed waters.

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China urges Pakistan, India to solve differences over disputed Kashmir

She said that both Pakistan and India are atomic powers and the region can not afford a war. He said Pakistan is considering drawing attention of the global community on the dangers of such an action if it is considered seriously. The meeting came as India weighed its options to hit back at Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack that left 18 soldiers dead, triggering demands that the government scrap the water-sharing deal to mount pressure on the country.

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Dutch investigation: Russian missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Majority were Dutch citizens. Witnesses told the investigators they had seen "a plume of smoke, the BUK-TELAR at the launch site in Pervomaiskyi, and the missile right after it had been launched". The report also notes that while investigators pursued "alternative scenarios, an accident and evidence for a terrorist attack from inside the aircraft have been ruled out".

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The World's First Baby With Three Parents Has Been Born

Dr Zhang and his team are expected to describe their method at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, next month. This genetic disorder is carried in the mitochondrial DNA , which is inherited from the mother. The first baby with DNA from three parents has been born in Mexico, it has emerged.

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Indian Minister disowned UN resolutions in speech

Pakistan, she said, demanded a full and impartial investigation of Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Kashmir. He pointed out that the global community had taken notice of blatant human rights violations, with concern expressed by several countries as well as the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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Three adults found dead in a Fullerton home after child calls police

Overall, three bodies were recovered in the Fullerton city home and police subsequently arrested a teenaged-girl and two men in connection with the triple murders. "Senseless", said Angela Major, whose son Christopher Yost was one of the victims. Police said there were obvious signs of trauma to the bodies. Authorities were still working to determine their cause of death and identify them.

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SAARC summit to be cancelled

The last time India ensured a cancellation of Saarc summit in Pakistan was in 1999 because of its reservations over the military coup in Pakistan that year that catapulted Gen Pervez Musharraf to power. The current rule is that if any one head of state or government decides not to participate in the SAARC summit, it has to be postponed. "As the current chair of SAARC, the government of Nepal strongly urges that a conducive environment be created soon to ensure the participation of all member ...

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US To Pledge $38 Billion Military Aid To Israel

Rice also expressed her concern for Shimon Peres, who is fighting for his life after suffering a stroke on Tuesday evening. "In practical terms, the level of funding specified in the MOU will permit Israel to update the lion's share of its fighter aircraft fleet -including through the acquisition of additional F-35s - increase its missile defense, and acquire other defense capabilities needed to meet its threat environment".

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Army labels Shekau's video 'desperate, propoganda'

Nearly 90 percent of people uprooted by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria do not have enough to eat, according to a survey last week by NOI Polls, which found that many women are trading sex for food and the freedom to move in and out of IDP camps.

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FBI Director James Comey: 'Don't call us weasels'

Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, was a "subject" of the probe at the time she received an immunity deal in exchange for turning over her laptop, Comey said during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Republican legislators also asked about posts on Reddit by Paul Combetta, a Platte River Networks employee who worked on Clinton's server, soliciting advice in 2014 about removing a VIP's email address from archived messages.

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Some evacuation orders lifted in California fire

Cooler temperatures this week and possible showers this weekend are expected to give hundreds of Cal Fire firefighters a much-needed boost in fighting the Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which by early Wednesday has scorched 2,250 acres, or 3.5 square miles.

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Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia Becomes Law

The Senate approved the override on a 97-1 vote, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid the lone Senator voting to sustain the president's veto. He called Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and wrote a personal letter to him explaining that he strongly believed enacting JASTA into law would be detrimental to US interests.

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North Dakota lawmakers join veto override

The House soared past the needed two-thirds majority with a 348-77 vote. The vote was 97-1, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) exclusively voting against the veto. "Doing so would instead threaten to erode sovereign immunity principles that protect the United States, including our U.S. Armed Force and other officials, overseas", the president wrote.

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Minister Parata to attend Peres funeral in Israel

Canadian leaders of all stripes are paying tribute to Shimon Peres, remembering the Israeli statesman for his tireless dedication to Israel and peace. "As a man of peace , he worked until his final days toward reconciling with our neighbours for a better future for our children", he said. "A light has gone out", Mr Obama said in a statement about Mr Peres, calling him a "friend".

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Tropical Storm Matthew headed west toward Caribbean

Tropical Storm Matthew will cross the Windward Islands today as it moves west near 21 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center has begun issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Matthew near the Windward Islands. Matthew is expected to become a hurricane by Friday as it slows down amid low wind shear and warm waters in the Caribbean . Tropical storm-force winds are extending out from the center of the storm more than 200 miles.

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Lying Ted Cruz Reluctantly Endorses His Arch Enemy Donald Trump

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas chair for the Trump campaign, applauded Cruz for endorsing Trump in a statement posted on Twitter . He was one of only three former GOP candidates to break the pledge and withhold their support for Trump, along with Ohio Gov.

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Russian Federation exposed to attacks because of Syria ops

The U.N. says the 5 ½-year war has driven some 11 million Syrians from their homes. During an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Sunday, US ambassador Samantha Power accused Russian Federation of "barbarism", while the British and French envoys went even further.

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Twitter trolls Meme Pakistan after Sushma Swaraj's UNGA speech

Without naming Pakistan, the Indian minister said there were countries "in our midst...that still speak the language of terrorism, nurture it, peddle it, and export it". But the militant attack on Indian soldiers in Kashmir's Uri area flared up the situation. "My firm advice to Pakistan is: Abandon this dream". "This Indian act can be taken as breach of worldwide peace and hence giving Pakistan a good reason to approach the UN Security Council", Aziz said.

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Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres revered as messenger of hope

A host of world leaders are expected to attend the funeral in Jerusalem. Former President Bill Clinton, who together with Peres had championed the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Peace Accords , said in a joint statement with his wife that " Israel has lost a leader who championed its security, prosperity, and limitless possibilities from its birth to his last day on earth".

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India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan

The national media said that Bhutan will not attend the 19th SAARC Summit while announcing that Afghanistan might also stay off the event. Tensions between India and Pakistan are growing after militants stormed an Indian Army base in Uri on 18 September, killing 18 soldiers.


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