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Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Shimon Peres

The State of Israel did not enjoy the fruit of his labor. Jordan's King Abdullah II, Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were in attendance, however. "Did (Peres) ever admit or apologise for his inhumane and immoral acts and policies towards the Arabs and Palestinians?" responded a Twitter user. In Ofra, a settlement near Ramallah, settlers eulogised Peres as helping to found their settlement.

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Surgical Strike: Pakistan media calls it is a 'drama'

During the hour-long meeting, Doval and others briefed the Home Minister about the situation along the border and steps taken to foil any Pakistani design. "Modi invited Pakistan investigators to come over and gather evidence for example, and such a strategy wasn't successful", said Ashok Malik, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, a policy organisation in New Delhi .

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Chicago Tribune backs Libertarian Gary Johnson

One of those, Gary Johnson , keeps landing in the news for not knowing basic facts like the names of foreign leaders . The editorial board said Republican Donald Trump is unfit to be president, having "neither the character nor the prudent disposition for the job".

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Royal Visit 2016 Day 5: Will and Kate to visit Whitehorse, Yukon

The trip is the couple's eighth overseas since they married in 2011. Day two was spent in Vancouver visiting organisations and projects to learn how the country is dealing with a range of issues, from the refugee fallout from the Syrian conflict to drug and alcohol addiction among mothers.

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Elementary Student Still in Critical Condition Following South Carolina School Shooting

Relatives of one of the wounded, 6-year-old Jacob Hall , said he remained on life support in a hospital. "The bullet ripped through little Jacob's femoral artery", Clemmons wrote . Her husband is an engineering teacher at the career center for two nearby school districts. Parents were fighting back tears as they waited for their children to be released to them.

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Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

The agency said that the confirmed cases of Zika-related microcephaly in Thailand, along with other neurological disorders, can occur when a neonate has been exposed to Zika virus in utero. Arizona contains around one percent of the travel associated cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following the epidemic in Brazil, Asia was identified as being at high risk of Zika virus transmission based on an analysis of climatic conditions and the propensity for ...

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Governor deploys National Guard and state police after bombing in NY

The man sought for questioning was identified as 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami . A 28-year-old naturalised American citizen of Afghan descent is being sought by United States authorities for questioning in the powerful NY explosion yesterday that injured 29 people , as the city mayor conceded today that the blast could be an act of "terrorism" with foreign links.

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Colombia, Marxist rebels to sign accord ending 52-year war

Later that day, Colombian government officials and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , or FARC, were to sign a peace agreement to move the country of 47 million people a step closer to ending an internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people and forced roughly 5 million from their homes and communities.

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Oil prices fall as investors cash in on OPEC deal r

Libya had said prior to the Algiers meeting that, with its output slashed by years of internal conflict, it didn't expect to be bound by the deal. The OPEC agreement now lacks firm details and a bigger jump in oil price may not actualize until a more concrete agreement is reached in the next meeting.

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Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

His comments came a day after the national security council recommended that the state of emergency — which was instituted on July 20 — should be extended for another three months. Since the attempted coup tens of thousands of people including soldiers, police, teachers, judges, civil servants and journalists have been detained, suspended or placed under investigation.

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Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) confident he'll play Sunday

I think a lot of it, too, is getting out and practicing, pushing a little bit and seeing how much I can do, what I can do well. Wilson said what he hasn't done since Sunday is any convincing of coach Pete Carroll to let him play since he says it isn't necessary with the way his knee has improved throughout the week.

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Not guilty plea entered in Tulsa officer's manslaughter case

Her attorney, Shannon McMurray, entered the not guilty plea on her behalf. The judge read the charge, first-degree manslaughter - heat of passion. Attorney Scott Wood claims Shelby experienced " auditory exclusion ", a condition in which people in high-stress situations often don't hear sounds around them.

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Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Russian Federation has been accused of indiscriminately bombing Aleppo's opposition-controlled east as it helps an assault now being conducted by Syrian government troops to capture all of the country's second city. "The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document the death of 9364 civilians and fighters from the rebel and Islamic Factions, Fath al-Sham Front [formerly the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front] and the "Islamic state" in the past 12 months", the group wrote on its ...

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Trump's sniffles a social media sensation

Hyper Donald is the one we usually read in snarky Twitter tweets that he sends out nearly daily. I highly recommend that Trump continue to use this as his outreach strategy to female voters. The rest of the debate could best be titled "Blown Opportunities". Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Monday night's debate. Then, in the closing 30 or 40 minutes, she went into him hard, on his failure to release his tax returns in particular.

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Even with PNW approval, BC NDP calling Clark's LNG promises "Empty"

He thinks the LNG project will significantly increase the emissions. Nathan Cullen, an opposition lawmaker for the New Democratic Party whose district includes the development site, said he has been told the project will be approved with conditions after markets close Tuesday.

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High alert over possible attacks by Pak-based terror groups

India has blamed Pakistan militants for the Uri attack. Pakistan has always been accused of housing and supporting militant groups that target India - including members of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which was behind the devastating 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed scores.

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Glorification of Burhan Wani is self-incrimination by Pak PM Sharif

Jaishankar reminded Basit the "solemn commitment" of Pakistan not to allow its soil or territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India. In his speech , Sharif is likely to refer to the recent speech by PDP MP from Kashmir Tariq Hameed Karra who described life in Kashmir "worse than under Nazi rule", and demand that Kashmiris to be allowed to "freely decide their future through the United Nations mandated plebiscite".

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AB InBev-SAB Miller Deal Gains Shareholder Approval

Anheuser-Busch InBev is already the world's biggest beer company, and when the two companies combine on October 10, it reconstituted company will become the world's fifth-biggest consumer goods company. It is poised to challenge AB InBev , which has a 44% market share. While AB InBev produces Stella Artois, Corona, Leffe and Beck's, SABMiller boasts Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, and Grolsch among its stable of brands.

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Syrian Ceasefire on Brink of Collapse After US Airstrikes

We need to see where we are, and then we'll make a judgment. "But we don't have all the facts at this point". The collapse of the ceasefire in Aleppo and Daraa came following a war of words between the representatives of the US and Russian Federation at the U.N.

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Chicago Tribune endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson for president

Then there is Johnson's now-famous MSNBC appearance in which he asked in response to a question on Syria, "What is Aleppo?". The Chicago Tribune announced Friday its endorsement of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president of the United States.

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East Aleppo catastrophe is unprecedented in Syrian war, says United Nations aid chief

U.S. actions and rhetoric about the conflict in Syria de facto support terrorists, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov said . Speaking to the Security Council in a video link from Geneva, Stephen O'Brien painted a grim picture of the violence, which since September 22 - when a short-lived ceasefire hammered out between the US and Russian Federation unraveled - has seen 320 civilians, including 100 children, killed and 765 injured.

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India evacuates border villages after 'Surgical Strikes' on Pakistan

New Delhi blamed the attack on militants belonging to the outlawed group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which has its headquarters in Pakistan . India accused Pakistan of perpetrating the attack, a charge the latter denied categorically. Shame-facedly, however, The Quint cited Thursday's "surgical strike" as a proof of what it claims happened on Sept 20. But Pakistan , which has a "first-strike" policy meaning they will use nuclear weapons even if India does not, vowed to "destroy India if it ...

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United States 'planned to spare jihadist group', says Lavrov

The Doctors Without Borders NGO described the city as "a giant kill box" and accused the government ally Russian Federation of orchestrating a "bloodbath". Repeating the accusations of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, O'Brien said the destruction of medical facilities in rebel-held eastern Aleppo and the use of "ever more destructive weapons" means that those using them "know they are committing war crimes".

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Beijing calls on Pak, India to solve differences over Kashmir

Urging Pakistan to take seriously its commitment not to allow terrorist attacks against India from its soil and territory under its control, the Secretary said these apprehensions and subsequent interrogation underline the cross-border infiltration.

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Wells Fargo chief to lose $41m after fake account scandal

The board of directors at the nation's second-largest bank said Tuesday that Stumpf will forfeit $41 million in stock awards, while former retail banking executive Carrie Tolstedt will forfeit $19 million of her stock awards, effective immediately.

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Hurricane Matthew Grows to Category 2 Storm

Whilst the hurricane is expected to become a category three by this evening, if the rapid intensification continues it could upgrade earlier. At 0600 GMT, Matthew was about 125 miles north of Curacao and 565 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

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EU President: Brexit must leave before mid-2019 election

But speaking in New York, Mr Johnson said Article 50 could be triggered within months, starting the formal process. "And they were, it was my feeling, no way prepared for the Leave majority". Mr Schulz also restated the principle of "no negotiation before notification". He said: "We Europeans can never accept Polish workers being beaten up, harassed or even murdered in the streets of Essex".

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Campaign Manager Doesn't Deny Trump May Have Violated Cuba Embargo

Very early this morning online Newsweek , dropped a cover story that alleges Donald Trump did business illegally with Fidel Castro's Cuba even while calling on the embargo on US trade with the island nation to continue as he sought the Reform Party's 2000 presidential nomination.

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Sena doubts India getting global support over Uri attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should focus on finding solutions to attacks like the one on the Indian Army's Uri base instead of offering Pakistan advice, said Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday. Swaraj, in her speech, also said that Pakistan "must abandon the dream" of Kashmir and termed the disputed territory as an "integral part of India".

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New Zealand man lets person jump queue, wins lottery £560k jackpot

After both wins Phillips opted for a one-time payment totaling $650,000 before tax withholdings are processed. He purchased it at Shaw's Supermarket in Canton. Kevin Phillips won his latest prize in the new "Win It All!" "This is going to affect my retirement plans", he said. He purchased his ticket the Rite Aid in Amesbury.

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China reports 6 dead in landslides following typhoon

Rescue work is under way. Hua Suping, party chief of the village, said the landslide started while she and other cadres were persuading residents to relocate. Seventeen other homes were flooded. At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon.

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India's decision to ratify Paris Climate Agreement a bold step

The United States and China, the world's two largest emitters, joined the agreement in early September, and 31 countries ratified it last week during the United Nations General Assembly. India has not agreed to cap or cut its carbon emissions outright like some countries, maintaining that the burden of fighting climate change can not be put on the shoulders of the poor after decades of industrial development by the rich nations.

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Indian Strikes in Kashmir Escalate Tension, Pakistan Calls for Emergency Meeting

The Indian information minister's u-turn lends credence to Pakistan version which says its soldiers repulsed ground incursion. No outsider knows for sure. This news story is related to Latest/153894-Surgical-Strikes-falsehood-exposed-as-Indian-minister-rejects-armys-claim/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.

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Asylum seekers: Francois Hollande pledges to dismantle notorious 'Jungle' camp in France

Hollande said Friday the Calais camp will be dismantled with migrants transferred to 140 reception centers across France. The Calais camp has become symbolic of Europe's larger quandary over handling the flood of migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

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Trump shames ex-beauty pageant winner for her sexual past

And then the icing on the despicable cake from Trump. "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a USA citizen so she could use her in the debate?" Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri spoke to reporters Friday after Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets criticizing Alicia Machado, the former beauty pageant victor.


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