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Death toll of Egypt's capsized migrant boast rises to 112

On Wednesday, while the world leaders including Sisi gathered in NY to seek solutions for immigration problems, a migration boat carrying hundreds capsized off Egypt's northern coast of Rosetta killing dozens of passengers, mostly Egyptians.

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Georgieva calls on UN to remake case for multilateralism

Georgieva of Bulgaria, the latest candidate to be the next secretary-general, European commissioner, will appear before the U.N. General Assembly on Monday to answer questions from member states. Georgieva will be included for the first time on Wednesday in the ballots of the Council's internal polls, a body that ultimately seems to have once again the final say in the choice of Ban Ki-moon's substitute, who will end his second five-year term on December 31st.

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Hungarians reject EU refugee quota, low turnout invalidates vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the important part of the vote was to learn the opinions of people and the huge portion of voters choosing the "no" option clearly demonstrated the will of the people. He said he would initiate a constitutional change to reflect the will of the people, and vowed to continue his fight in Brussels against migrant quotas.

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Pasadena 911 call released amid probe of death during arrest

Katz says another disturbance call minutes later reported the man had a knife and a fire extinguisher and may be under the influence of drugs. About 100 U.S. Some said they suspected police overreacted because Thomas was black. "As of now in his life I had a conversation with him about a month ago, and he was like, "Man, I got to get my life together".

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Nepal urges SAARC countries not to allow their territories for terrorism

Nepal , the current chair of SAARC, has expressed regret that the regional environment is not conducive to host the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November. Sri Lanka said it will not participate in a heads of state meeting of the South Asia Association of Regional Co-operation in the wake of India, Nepal and Bhutan and Pakistan announced its indefinitely postponed.

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Why the Price of Crude Oil Soared This Week

The comments came after OPEC reached a preliminary deal Wednesday on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum to cut current production (33.24 bpd in August) to a level between 32.5 million bpd and 33.0 million bpd. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $1.20, or 2.6 percent, to $48.25. One potential effect of the agreement reached in Algiers is that any material increase in oil prices could encourage USA shale-oil producers to return to the market, thereby ...

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Obama to raise concerns about settlements with Netanyahu: White House

Palestinians were not happy to be accused of incitement, and Israelis even more unhappy about the words "occupy" and "settle" and "Palestinian land". The meeting, added as a late addition to Obama's schedule of sideline meetings at the United Nations this week, follows a high point in U.S.

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Ethiopia stampede kills dozens at religious event

The attack by the killing squad Agazi - which was supported by helicopter from the air - has left at least 300 civilians dead on the spot and thousands wounded, whom have been taken to hospitals in Bishoftu and Addis Ababa , 40km away from the place the mass murder took place.

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Duterte apologizes to Jews after comparing his war on drugs to Holocaust

The Jewish community in the USA was also angered by the statement: the Anti-Defamation League, an worldwide Jewish group based in the United States, said Duterte's comments were "shocking for their tone-deafness". Also critical was Phil Robertson, the deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, who said it was baffling why anyone would want to compare themselves to "one of the largest mass murderers in human history".

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Orchestra musicians on strike in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Allison Vulgamore, president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra, said, "First, it is important to express our deep regret to patrons, students and volunteers for the cancellation of all performances this weekend". Fans can also look forward to more pop-up and Sunday concerts. The Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday night , canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear.

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Salman Khan is anti-India: Abhijit Bhattacharya

Taking potshots at Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray over his party's escalating attack on the Pakistani actors, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday questioned the former's constitutional right and turned the heat on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for maintaining a studded silence on the issue.

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Hurricane Matthew: Guantanamo Bay detention camp evacuation

He said 1,300 shelters had been set up, with the capacity to hold 340,000 people. The "Haiti Gazette" reports that 89 people were evacuated from rising storm surge Sunday from the Abreu islet near Ile-à-Vaches. There are basically two extremely wide-ranging scenarios after it batters the Caribbean: Either a direct hit, anywhere from Florida to ME, or a miss, with the storm sliding up the coast but never making landfall.

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Putin's United Russia party wins parliamentary elections

The Communists and the nationalist Liberal Democrats were shown with about 15 percent of the vote each and the A Just Russia Party with 8 percent - roughly the same proportion as in the old parliament. The four parties entering parliament are all close to the Kremlin, while none of the liberal opposition parties cleared the five percent threshold to gain any of the half the seats up for grabs.

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Obama talks of 'unfinished business of peace' at Peres funeral

Peres, who served as Israel's prime minister, president and foreign minister during his extraordinary career, died Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke two weeks earlier. Following eulogies, Peres's coffin was lowered into his grave next to Rabin, who was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to the accords. Mr Peres was a visionary who recognised that the two-state solution is a paramount interest for the people of Israel.

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Russian military says it's ready to talk to United States about Aleppo

On the contrary, representatives for the United States administration insist that they expect some steps from Moscow to restore the truce. US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said there is no point pursuing further negotiations with Russian Federation over Syria, leaving the Obama administration without a backup plan and scrambling to develop new options to stop the mounting carnage.

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Reuters/Ipsos poll: Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in United States presidential race

Donald Trump complained about every part of the first presidential debate, from his opponent to the moderator to the subsequent poll results, during a Thursday campaign appearance. It remains to be seen whether Trump, under pressure because it is widely considered - and recent voter surveys show - that he lost the first debate and Clinton has gained several points, resorts to using the former president's romantic escapades to attack his rival.

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In 'SNL' Debate Parody, Alec Baldwin's Trump Spills the Beans

Michael Che as Lester Holt moderated the debate , telling the audience: "There is no cheering, no clapping, and to the Trump supporters: no shirt, no shoes, no service". This year's presidential elections have seen many controversies, and the SNL opening by Baldwin seemed a fitting remedy. "Good night, Hofstra", Baldwin's Trump said, as he attempts to leave.

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Adelaide slammed by its worst storm in decades

Wild weather is expected to hit South Australia from midday, with flood watches in place across the state. SA Power Networks said: "There were more than 21,000 lightning strikes recorded over a 12-hour period from midday yesterday on the West Coast".

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Hungarian refugee referendum declared invalid

The people should have voted for the future of our children and yet many people were too lazy to go to vote. "Hungarians were able to give their direct opinions on the issue of immigration". The EU proposal - spearheaded by Germany and approved by most EU governments previous year after antagonistic debates - seeks to ease pressure on frontline countries Italy and Greece, the first port of arrival for most migrants.

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Our soldiers giving befitting reply to terrorists: Rajnath Singh

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 3 (ANI): In the wake of the terror attack in Baramulla, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the security forces are giving a befitting reply to the terrorists from the other side of the border.

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Pakistan bans Bollywood films as tensions with India rise

The army took the rare step of flying global media to the de facto border to make its case in a battle of competing narratives, after India said its elite commandos penetrated up to three kilometres into Pakistan on anti-militant raids. Both sides claim the state. A BSF jawan was killed and two others, along with two army personnel, were injured after terrorists launched an attack on the 46 Rashtriya Rifles army and BSF camps in Baramulla district on Sunday around 10:30 pm.

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Colombia Peace Deal: Historic Agreement Is Signed

With the country's economy slowing, Santos's approval ratings are slumping, and public perceptions of his peace partner - the FARC - are even more negative. There is also concern that the demobilization of the FARC will spark conflicts in areas the rebels once dominated as the ELN and other armed criminal groups and drug cartels, some of them formed from a core of former paramilitaries, compete to fill the vacuum they leave.

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Pound falls but markets soar as Theresa May indicates Brexit date

That left it less than half a cent away from the 31-year low it reached in early July, shortly after the June 23 vote to leave the EU. May told her Conservative Party's annual conference on Sunday that she was determined to move on with the process and win the "right deal", in a move to ease fears inside the party that she might delay the divorce.

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Deutsche Bank nears $5.4 bln settlement over mortgage bonds

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was last down 0.09 percent at 95.449. This is particularly true of the European banking system, where, unlike its U.S. PRINT IT: Printer maker Lexmark rose $4.76, or 13.6 percent, to $39.89 after it said USA regulators approved its sale to Apex Technology and PAG Asia Capital.

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Colombia: Voters reject peace agreement with rebel group Farc in referendum

Sunday's outcome also amounts to a setback for the United States and the Obama administration, which had backed Santos and pledged to boost USA aid to Colombia by almost 50 percent, to $450 million a year. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos acted triumphantly when he signed the peace accord with the FARC on September 26. Uribe likened this to "total impunity" that undermined the rule of law in Colombia, predicting it would be "the mother of new violence".

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India again violates ceasefire along LoC

India said its troops carried out "surgical strikes" on alleged terrorist camps on the Pakistani side of the ceasefire boundary, named the Line of Control, or LoC. This is the first incident of ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Poonch district by Pakistan during this month. Meanwhile, Indian police said they were searching an Indian army camp that was attacked late Sunday by militants who fired grenades and guns, killing one soldier and wounding another.

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Reaction from voters, political strategists on presidential debate

The poll, which was conducted September 27 to 29, interviewed 500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. The top-line findings are that Clinton holds very narrow leads among likely voters in Florida and North Carolina, and somewhat more comfortable (but still single-digit) leads in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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Analysts Split on Wells Fargo's Impact on Big Bank Breakup Debate

In fact, Stumpf admitted under questioning by Senate Banking Committee member Elizabeth Warren , the Democratic senator from MA, that he earned $19.3 million last year alone, $ 4 million of that a bonus for doing such a fine job of running the operation - this in a year in which the bank and its board of directors was well aware that it was being investigated for the very big fraud.

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Pentagon chief urges Southeast Asia security cooperation

Beijing has rejected the ruling by an global tribunal in July that its claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea have no legal or historical basis, a decision that the United States and other powers have urged China to accept. Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay Jr., however, contradicted Duterte, saying joint military drills approved by the previous administration will continue until 2017, when they would evaluate whether there's a need for them to go on.

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Donald Trump calls 'Miss Universe' victor 'disgusting,' questions Hillary Clinton's judgment

Machado reaffirmed her commitment to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton , who brought the her story to the stage during Monday night's first presidential debate. She said she was "not a saint girl". Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying "sources said", DO NOT believe it. "Of course, everybody has a past".

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Philippine envoy's China trip delayed until 'proper time'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced a new initiative to deepen business ties with China and Russian Federation as investors flee the nation, concerned that the ongoing war on drug traffickers is increasing instability in the country.

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Duterte off to Vietnam for 2-day visit

Mr Duterte has said the tribunal's decision will remain at the heart of bilateral talks with China, but that he will raise it only at the "appropriate time". The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan have rival claims. "The trip to China of former President and Special Envoy Ramos has been canceled", the embassy said, without providing any explanation as to why.

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French President Francois Hollande calls for Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp closure

Hollande, who is eyeing a re-election bid, is facing harsh criticism from conservative and far-right rivals who say the camp is a symbol of his failure to deal with Europe's migrant crisis. We must also guarantee the long-term effectiveness of the French and British border. However, many French have claimed that Hollande's migrant strategy would turn their home town into "lawless" migrant camps like Calais.

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Labour Government would 'tackle' housing crisis, Khan says

The comments appeared to mark a contrast with the approach taken by Mr Corbyn and his close ally John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, who have stressed instead that Labour has changed since the Blair and Brown era. "But it's only with Labour in power that we can make tackling the housing crisis our number one priority". "We see that the government has no plan for leaving the EU".

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Donald Trump thanks Senator Ted Cruz for U.S. presidency support

Their view was that they were horrified by a Hillary Clinton presidency. I contend neither of them and so we will just soak each other in buckets of blood. "Do you have new information that has made you say, 'Oh my gosh, he's now not a sociopathic liar, he is not the guy that I spelled out eloquently for over a year, and now suddenly there's a reason to believe him?" One person asked Cruz how the country can feel safe with a president who is "racist", while the other person asked how Cruz can ...


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