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Colombian rebels sign historic peace accord with government

All dressed in white, people applauded the peace delegates as they came on stage, chanting "Yes, we did it!" The guests would include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and an array of Latin American leaders - notably Cuban President Raul Castro, whose country hosted the almost four-year-long peace talks that produced a final deal on August 24.

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World leaders offer their tributes at Shimon Peres's funeral

The last round of negotiations fell apart in 2014. Abbas' decision to attend the funeral also drew attention to the disintegration of the peace process, which has been on hold for more than two years and was struggling even prior to that.

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Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

The water-projects bill that includes money for Flint will need to be completed, and in order for that to happen, both sides of Congress will need to come together in committee to work out the differences between the House version of the bill and the Senate version.

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Pacific NorthWest LNG Project: Liberals Inch Closer To Decision With Environmental Assessment

Karen Mahon, with environmental group Stand.Earth, said in a statement on Tuesday that "the government can not make decisions like this while honouring their promises on climate change". That includes about $11 billion for the export terminal, $6.5 billion in pipelines, the $5.5 billion Petronas spent buying Progress Energy, and the roughly $2 billion a year the consortium would spend on drilling and production of natural gas to get the project fully operational.

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Here is how OPEC's decision to cut oil production will impact Nigeria

Other analysts said the market is likely to be cautious until the details of the deal are worked out, while traders will also be watching whether non-OPEC producers such as Russian Federation, the United States and Canada will also make cuts.

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Pakistan approaches World Bank to stop Indian projects on Neelum, Chenab

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the treaty with Pakistan amid heightened tension between the two countries. He said there is no need to import Indian movies to Pakistan and a free trade policy with India. Pakistan reminded the World Bank that the pact gives it an important role in establishing a court of arbitration by facilitating the appointment of three judges.

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MH17 was downed by Russian Buk missile in Ukraine

It, in turn, said that the global community needs to provide its support for the investigation. The investigation is led by the joint investigation team (JIT ). "No Russian missile systems, including BUK missile systems, crossed from Russia the border with Ukraine", General-Major Igor Konasjenkov of the Russian Defense Ministry said following the MH17 press conference on Wednesday, according to the broadcaster.

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Sanders to join ex-rival Clinton at UNH on Wednesday

Students who already have debt would be able to refinance their loans at a lower interest rate. Some 62 percent of Trump supporters and 50 percent of Clinton supporters acknowledged various downsides to their chosen candidates, with some offering harsh criticisms.

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Britain's moody Prince George is still a charming tot

But rather than repeat a look from her own closet, the almost 17-month-old instead chose to borrow something from her big brother, Prince George. George appeared excited by the attractions on offer and when he found an orange fish shaped bubble gun he could not resist squirting Charlotte with it.

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United Nations asks India, Pakistan to exercise restraint

All attempts are being made to secure the release of an Indian soldier who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan , Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan , in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

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Israel Laying To Rest Former Prime Minister Shimon Peres

He asked. "Where are the heirs of Shimon Peres?" The casket made the short journey to Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery, where Peres is to be buried alongside most of the country's past leaders. While the two men had major differences in terms of policy, they enjoyed a strong personal relationship. The Palestinian leader has also come under attack for referring to Peres' as a "brave" partner for peace by some high-profile figures in Ramallah, who regard the defunct as no more than a ...

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Panthers lose to Vikings to cap tumultuous week in Charlotte

But the defense got Minnesota on the board when Danielle Hunter steamrolled left tackle Michael Oher and sacked Newton for a safety, setting the tone for the rest of the day. Four quarters, three points. He got former Heisman victor Marcus Mariota of Tennessee in the first game, two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay in the second and on Sunday sacked Carolina's Cam Newton , who has MVP and Heisman trophies.

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British Labour Party activist questions Holocaust Remembrance Day, existence of anti-Semitism

He said: "I am asking Jackie that, in the interests of unity, she resigns at once from our party and also as vice-chair of Momentum". The video also showed her questioning why Holocaust Memorial Day was not more wide-ranging to include other genocides.

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Police release graphic video of Keith Scott shooting

Putney added the release of Rakeyia Scott's video isn't related to their decision to release the selected footage. But he said he would also provide other evidence that would make clear why police had shot him. In two different dashcam videos, Scott is shown getting out of his auto and slowly walking, turning his head to look around. Police also released photos of what they said showed a handgun and marijuana that were in Scott's possession.

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Man accosts Kim Kardashian in Paris for second time

The mum-of-two's bodyguard was on hand, and wasted no time in tackling Kim's "attacker" to the ground. After being released by Kim's bodyguards, the Ukrainian media personality was quick to flee the scene as always. These incidents aren't amusing antics or "pranks", but disturbing violations of women's autonomy and identity, attempts to dismantle the apparently still radical idea that a woman has the right to dictate what does and does not happen to her body and who is allowed to have ...

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Germany's Steinmeier urges Russian Federation to support lasting ceasefire in Syria

Instead, the USA, would pursue other alternatives, "barring some clear indication by the warring parties that they are prepared to consider how to approach this more effectively". Russian Federation has rejected United States calls to halt the bombardment of Aleppo, the besieged northern Syrian city, vowing to continue its "struggle with terrorists" alongside government forces.

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Pakistan tensions rise after Modi cancels trip

On 19 August, Pakistan had formally requested India for settlement of outstanding disputes pertaining to India's construction of Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric plants on rivers Neelum and Chenab respectively, by referring the matters to the Court of Arbitration as provided in Article IX of the Treaty.

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Canadian government approves natural gas project

The Pacific NorthWest LNG plant is created to produce over 20.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year, in the process generating some 4.3 million tons of carbon dioxide, according to the assessment by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).

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Japan has developed technology that eliminates the need to queue

For Singaporeans who love eating but loathe queueing, this is a godsend. The ProPILOT Chair automatically detects the movement of the chair in front of it, while maintaining a fixed distance along a set path. Successful applicants will receive the chairs in 2017. The same user-friendly philosophy underpins Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous driving technology, which was created to ease driver workload by assisting with the most tiring and repetitive aspects of driving in heavy highway traffic.

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OPEC reaches preliminary oil accord

Oil had traded around $45/bbl in the lead-up to the gathering in Algeria as traders speculated over whether OPEC would agree on ways to stabilize the market. Energy producers worldwide surged following the OPEC deal. Against that backdrop, energy stocks powered ahead, with the Stoxx 600 oil and gas index up 4.31%.

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Two Muzaffarabad guides facilitated Uri attack, claims India

Swaraj blamed the neighboring country for the recent attack on the military base of Uri, Indian Kashmir, which killed 18 soldiers. He is considering the cancellation of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty, which protects Pakistan's rights to the Indus River's water.

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Weather to remain cool, showery into the weekend

Showers are expected today , and up to half an inch of rain is expected. Risk of heavy rain. Sunday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy with highs in the upper 60's. There will be a couple of showers around on Saturday , but the shower activity will be more scattered on Sunday . Chance of precipitation is 80%. Clouds increase after midnight Thursday night .

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Dutch name two Russian speakers in MH17 probe

On Wednesday 28 September the Joint Investigation Team, which comprises investigators from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine, announced the first results of its criminal inquiry into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014.

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Mother of Ugandan refugee shot by police speaks of her anguish

According to news reports , it took officers 50 minutes to respond to the initial call. Police said the man had refused to comply with instructions to remove a hand from his trousers pocket and paced back and forth before rapidly drawing an object from the pocket.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation director: More 'attempted intrusions' in voter databases

That amount of targeting and actual infiltration into state election-related systems is significantly larger than the USA government has been willing to acknowledge. "Our voting infrastructure is diverse, subject to local control, and has many checks and balances built in", Ozment said. They are not all connected to one another, and most aren't connected to the internet, he said.

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Babar's ton helps Pakistan set West Indies 287 after floodlight failure

Toss: Jason Holder , the West Indies captain, won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the opening One-Day International at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday (September 30). The West Indies target was revised on the Duckworth/Lewis Method. The series will provide Azhar Ali the opportunity to prove his credentials as an ODI captain after losing the ODI series against England 4-1.

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Daycare Has Become More Expensive than In-State College Tuition

All vary widely in what the report describes as the country's "fragmented, patchwork system". That's according to a report from New America . The study says a good daycare system has three fundamental parts: cost, quality, and availability to the parent.

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William, Kate tap Yukon telegraph to send first Morse tweet

She also spent some time with Moose, a large poodle and golden retriever cross breed that is a cancer therapy dog when he isn't entertaining royals. Numerous kids in the crowd enjoyed a view from their parents' shoulders, including Kassia Kelly, who said she "really, really wanted see a princess".

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South Korea picks new site for US missile defense system

A Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Korea was picked Friday as the new site for a USA missile system aimed at defending the country from any North Korean attack. Besides Chinese opposition, the decision to deploy THAAD was met with far from consensus support within South Korea . They have already warned of protests if the place is chosen for the missile system's deployment.

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India to ratify Paris climate deal next week

An approval from the Union cabinet will seal the deal on the Paris agreement. After the Prime Minister's announcement, the endorsement is expected to be a formality. The diplomats had advanced the argument that India would need to be in the NSG to fulfil the commitments made in its INDC, but calculations made by independent think tanks in New Delhi had shown that this was incorrect.

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Pak will give befitting response to any misadventure: Raheel

The Chief of Army Staff paid a visit to Combat Reaction Training Facility in capital of Punjab province, Lahore and propagated his viewpoint, in particular on the aggressive attitude of India, in his address on the occasion. According to Inter Services Public Relations statement issued here Friday, COAS General Raheel Sharif expressed his complete satisfaction over operational preparedness of the Army and said that highest state of vigil is being maintained at the Line of Control (LoC), ...

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CMPD Released 911 Call And Radio Traffic from Keith Scott Shooting

According to Scott's family, Scott suffered from a traumatic brain injury after a motorcycle accident that occurred previous year; they said that the day he was killed, he was reading a book while waiting for his son to return from school.

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Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield

John Dorrian, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a video briefing to the Pentagon . "This is especially true around Mosul", Dorrian said, "as the coalition continues to be relentless in degrading and disrupting command and control of their fighters, softening their grip on the city and prepping the battlefield for the liberation".

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Lady Gaga to be the star attraction at NFL Superbowl halftime show

Fox will broadcast the Super Bowl. Gaga sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl earlier this year in Santa Clara, California. Lady Gaga which hit the jackpot, while his new album Joanne is preparing to release in stores October 21, 2016.

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Paul Flynn scolds Len McCluskey for urging rebel Labour MPs to quit

Corbyn won nearly 62 per cent of more than half a million votes cast, an increase of more than 2 per cent on his margin past year. Any hope that this second Corbyn victory in a year would tempt senior figures who quit the shadow cabinet back into the fold were dashed as several said they would return only if the leader allowed MPs to choose most of the members of his shadow cabinet.


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