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Security forces fight Taliban militants in Afghan city

The government "controls Kunduz city", North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan said on Twitter , while the Pentagon confirmed the United States had conducted air strikes and had special operations forces on hand in support of Afghan troops.

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Brees: Saints win over Chargers is a game I will remember forever

In the offseason, Telesco said there's no reason to believe the team can't go 12-4 this year and the Chargers would build around McCoy. The New Orleans Saints rallied for a win over the San Diego Chargers that just might save their season.

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Rebels repel Aleppo assault as air strikes persist

Washington and Moscow will still discuss Syria as part of larger multilateral negotiations, Kerry said , and they'll make sure their warplanes conducting bombing missions in the Arab country don't cross paths. But Moscow blamed the United States for the agreement's collapse, saying Washington had never been able to separate rebels on the ground from the jihadist group Fateh al-Sham Front, formerly Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate.

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United States in picture for Pak-India peace

India and Pakistan should "talk to each other" rather than "talking at each other", he said. "We're not interested in this escalating and any response we take would be measured and proportionate", said G Parthasarathy, the former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan.

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5 pm Tuesday update on Hurricane Matthew

National Weather Service models predict the storm could move along the SC coast between Friday night and Saturday morning. Both storms made landfall in the same area at which Matthew came ashore Tuesday morning. The storm is expected to remain a strong hurricane through Wednesday night before downgrading to a Category 2 or 3 storm as it moves up the East Coast.

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Iran signs first new style energy contract with a local firm

The case for local companies like Persia Oil and Gas remains negotiable over how much share they can take in the state-owned fields. The minister said any new contracts that emerge officially would be signed before March 20, the end of the Iranian calendar year.

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Hurricane Matthew seen as biggest Haitian crisis since quake

The eastern tip of Cuba took a direct hit from the powerful storm Tuesday afternoon. The centre said it expected Matthew to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday night. In Haiti, residents hunkered down in flimsy shacks that offered little protection from howling wind, heavy rains and battering storm surges. Guantanamo's mountainous terrain is the country's second coffee producer after nearby Santiago, and the storm poses a major threat to the current harvest.

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WikiLeaks to release new material in coming months

Leah wrote about the press conference Wikileaks' Julian Assange had via video link in Berlin, where he said that significant leaks would be published over the course of ten weeks. Assange made the announcement during a press conference celebrating WikiLeaks's 10 year anniversary. Assange pledged to expand WikiLeaks' activities through extra staff and new media partnerships, with plans to employ 100 more journalists over the next three years.

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Tom Watson steals the show and takes on hecklers at Labour conference

They are doing this despite having themselves represented the red of the Republican Party, because they believe Trump to be a threat to the security, prosperity and global standing of their country. A FORMER Worcester Labour parliamentary candidate has urged the party to do more work on immigration - saying the issue comes up "time and time again" on the doorsteps.

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Four Shia Women Killed in Bus Attack

The bus, he said, was heading to Hazara Town. The incident, the latest in a series of sectarian attacks, occurred in Quetta , the capital of the militancy-hit province, when assailants fired at a moving bus carrying around 40 passengers belonging to the minority Hazara-Shia community, Quetta's Vice Mayor Yunus Baluch told reporters.

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USA vice presidential contenders Kaine, Pence debate candidates instead on policy

Tim Kaine accused Gov. Mike Pence of trying to "fuzz up" what running mate Donald Trump has proposed on dealing with illegal immigration . Kaine was seen by television commentators as being overprepared and overeager as he circled back to Trump's refusal to release his tax records at nearly every opportunity.

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Oil eases as Iran, Libya output rises hit OPEC deal momentum

Futures rose as much as 1.3 per cent in NY after slipping 0.3 per cent Tuesday. With Iran, Libya, Iran and Iraq threatening to add around 1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in the short term, other OPEC members may have to take deeper production cuts to meet the group's output target of 32.5-33mb/d.

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Encarnacion blasts Jays to 11-inning, wild-card win

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on October 11, at 1:30 p.m. The Cy Young Award candidate did not make a pitching appearance despite the game being tied from the fifth inning. Encarnacion immediately knew it was gone and raised both arms in triumph, index fingers pointed skyward. The crowd was in good voice early, roaring when Stroman jogged out to the bullpen for his warmup pitches.

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson renews feud with Boris Johnson

However, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said the Tories had "done more damage to Scotland's place in the United Kingdom than the Scottish nationalists could ever dream of" by agreeing to hold the European Union referendum. "Strange approach from someone who wants to keep United Kingdom together". George Kerevan , SNP MP for East Lothian, told Sputnik that it would make "utter sense" to have a referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit is finalized.

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Clinton gains in new Pennsylvania poll as Trump struggles

She said while millions of American families were paying their "fair share", Trump was "contributing nothing to our nation" while also seeking government subsidies for his companies. Kelly Ayotte, who is running for reelection against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hasan, was asked by the moderator whether she would point to Trump as a "role model" for kids.

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Defense: 'Ross is responsible,' but child's death was not intentional

Cobb County police detective Jacquelyn Piper, who was a patrol officer at the time, noted on the witness stand that Harris was combative at first. Justin Ross Harris during opening statements during his trial in Brunswick, Ga ., Monday, Oct.

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Hurricane Matthew shifts closer to Florida

Strong winds and rain could also extend inland into the Orlando area depending on how close the storm gets to the coast. "When a hurricane is forecast to take a track roughly parallel to a coastline, as Matthew is forecast to do ... President Obama postponed a Hillary Clinton campaign rally at Florida Memorial University near Miami scheduled for Wednesday. "During the middle of a storm, they [rescue workers] can't show up to save", Florida governor Rick Scott said.

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Team India Won the 1st Test Against NZ by 197 Runs

Ashwin ended the first Test with 10 wickets (four in the first innings, six in second innings) as India ran out deserved winners to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series . Santner completed his fifty but was then served a almost unplayable ball from Ashwin, which pitched way outside the leg-stump, turned and bounced viciously to kiss the shoulder of the bat and nestled in Rohit Sharma's waiting hands at silly point.

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'That Mexican Thing': Kaine Needles Pence Over Trump's Words

The lone vice presidential debate kicked off quietly but quickly spiraled into verbal fisticuffs with Democratic Sen. "I can not believe that Gov. Pence will defend the insult-driven campaign that Donald Trump has run". "Well, I think when he calls me brilliant, I'll take the compliment, OK?" "There's a reason why people question the trustworthiness of Hillary Clinton ", Pence said, "and that's because they're paying attention".

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ISIS chief Baghdadi, 3 top aides poisoned?

The presence of the Turkish troops is resented by many Iraqi Shiites. A map of the Middle East showing the Iraqi city of Mosul . Earlier the same day, a suicide bomber killed seven people in Baghdad's southern majority-Shia Amil district.

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'Marvel's Luke Cage' S1 Now Streaming On Netflix in 4k w

Jessica Henwick, David Wenham , Jessica Stroup , and Lewis Tan will also star in the series. Does this mean that we'll be seeing The Defenders-the anticipated team-up between Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage , and Iron Fist-in the latter half of 2017? So the question is, when will Iron Fist be unleashed on Netflix? It's an exciting time for Marvel TV! Iron Fist follows the trials and tribulations of Billionaire Buddist Monk Danny Rand as he returns to NY and uses Kung Fu and ...

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Spain's divided Socialists hold key to government as new election looms

Sanchez insists he will continue blocking Rajoy. Spain's Socialist party is facing s. "Right now any solution to forming a government in Spain involves the Socialists. Mr Gonzalez and others on the right of the PSOE wanted to allow the PP to take office and an attempt to force Mr Sanchez to resign took place on Wednesday when 17 of the party's 38-member executive committee resigned.

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Colombia's 'No' sends Nobel peace chances up in smoke

In a result that has shaken Colombia , citizens voted to refuse the deal, 50.2% to 49.8%. The referendum result dented President Juan Manuel Santos' political standing, just a week before the government planned to unveil a tax reform that looks to hike revenue by between 1 percent and 2 percent of gross domestic product.

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Mike Pence for president? VP debate viewers look to 2020

In the statement on the site 90 minutes before the debate started, it said "the consensus was clear" that Mr Pence won. Just like Pence bests Trump in debating skills, Clinton was far better on the debate stage than Kaine . Mike Pence says Donald Trump used the tax code "brilliantly" to avoid paying federal income taxes for years . After Kaine recounted a series of controversial statements Trump has made about President Barack Obama, Mexican immigrants, women and other groups, ...

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Asked about sterling, PM May says British economy is strong

On the BBC's Today Programme on Tuesday morning May said the government she leads will deliver Brexit. The EU insists Britain can not choose to benefit from access to the single market without also keeping open its borders to EU citizens.

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East Tenn. Red Cross volunteers head to Florida before Hurricane Matthew

Weather officials in eastern Cuba reported worsening conditions there ahead of a Tuesday night landfall. Pressure has held steady at 949 mb and the forecast track keeps it close to the southeast coast of the U.S. The NHC warns that time is running out for outdoor preparation for Hurricane Matthew in the Bahamas. Remember the scene in The Day After Tomorrow when a huge storm system over Earth is shown as seen from the space station? Dubbed by the United Nations as the worst ...

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MTSU Poll Finds Trump Leading Clinton In Tenn

That would have allowed him to use the Net Operating Loss provision in federal tax code to reduce or eliminate his income tax payments for the following 18 years, according to the New York Times . She said the Republican nominee is part of "the same rigged system that he claims he's going to change". The remaining voters were leaning Trump (2 percent), leaning Clinton (2 percent), undecided or voting for another candidate.

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NZ ratifies Paris climate change agreement

The COP 21 agreement , reached last December, establishes that more than 190 nations will work toward capping global temperature increases to 2 degree Celsius. "Today, we continue to show leadership and prove that, together, the European Union can deliver", he said . For the United States, that will mean cutting emissions 26% by 2025.

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West Ham 1 Middlesbrough 1: Dimitri Payet rescues a point for Hammers

Police said no injuries were reported during or before the 1-1 draw, and blamed "a small minority intent on causing disruption". The Hammers have won just once in the Premier League so far this season, and frustrations are mounting at the London Stadium.

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Russian Federation relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine

But he said the United States would withdraw all personnel it had dispatched to prepare for military co-operation with Russian Federation under the latest ceasefire agreement. The Obama administration had been working with Russian Federation for months to forge a cease-fire that ended Assad's attacks on rebel and civilian areas and separated USA -supported, "moderate" groups from fighters linked to Al Qaeda.

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Libyan forces kill 10 IS fighters fleeing Sirte

Respect was paid not only by other journalists, but also such government representatives as Netherlands' Ministry of Economic Affairs director Yvette van Eechoud, who commended Oerlemans for "shining [his] light on the misery of others". Cantlie was also freed at the time, but he was later abducted again and remains a captive of the Islamic State, which has used Cantlie for propaganda.

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Parts of Florida under a Hurricane Warning

In the USA, residents flocked to grocery stores and gas stations as emergencies were declared in four states - all of Florida and SC, eastern and central North Carolina and southeastern Georgia. "We're gearing up to make sure that we have everything ready for our shelters, that we are ready to go when the time comes", Self said. It was headed for southeastern Cuba and then into the Bahamas.

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Monitoring Hurricane Matthew: Torrential rainfall in Haiti

The Hurricane Watch means there is a possibility of hurricane-force winds in these areas by late Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon at the latest. At least 1,200 people were moved to shelters in churches and schools. "It's much too early to know how bad things are, but we do know there are a lot of houses that have been destroyed or damaged in the south", Ms Jean-Baptiste said.

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South Korea picks new site for United States missile defence system

South Korean military officials in July originally picked a nearby artillery base in the rural farming town of Seongju as the site for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence, or THAAD. Though the ministry had initially planned to deploy THAAD in Seongsan-ri, Seongju-gun, where its artillery base is now located, the fierce opposition from residents forced it to reconsider.

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Pope Francis Prophesies New 'Global War' Rising Up

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a "stable peace" as he visited mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, several months after pushing for an end to a festering territorial feud while in arch-foe Armenia. "Rather, may faith in God be a source and inspiration of mutual understanding and respect, and of reciprocal help, in pursuit of the common good of society", the Pope said.


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