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India, Pakistan border tension heats up after fresh firing (Afternoon Lead)

Surprisingly, Home Ministry spokesman had claimed in the morning that two terrorists had been shot dead but this was corroborated neither by army, BSF or the local police. A search operation was launched in the border belt of Gurdaspur district of north Punjab following an unsuccessful infiltration bid. When they tried to find out the cause, they were fired upon by militants using grenade-launchers.

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Superhero funeral to honor 6-year-old fatally shot at school

He imagined himself being the good guy and sure enough, it's nearly surreal to think what's happened. "I don't want suits and ties and all that", said Jacob's mother Renae Hall. The mourners include some people who drove for hours to attend the funeral. His teachers came in handmade blue capes with a Ninja Turtle face and Jacob's name.

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Russian military says it's ready to talk to U.S. about Aleppo

Such statements were an "emotional breakdown" resulting from Washington's inability to keep its promise to separate the so-called moderate opposition from terrorist groups, said Ryabkov. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the new discussions on options were taking place at "staff level", and had yet to produce any recommendations to Obama, who has resisted ordering military action against Assad.

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3rd student received minor injury in shooting

Another student and a teacher were treated and released on the day of the shooting. Authorities say the teen shot at a back door as a class left for recess, hitting Jacob, a classmate and a first-grade teacher. The boy, Jacob Hall , died on Saturday after being shot, allegedly by a 14-year-old, outside Townville Elementary School, in Anderson County, last Wednesday.

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Port Canaveral Evacuation Ordered in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

The Hurricane Matthew death toll in the Caribbean is at least 11, ABC reports . Passengers who departed from Charleston on Sunday will visit Conzumel rather than Half Moon Cay and the Bahamas, the cruise line said. Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and all cruise ports will reopen today and ships are planning to resume calls to Jamaica tomorrow (Thursday).

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Iowa Fuel Station Support Breast Cancer Awareness During October

The study was conducted by the Sinai Urban Health Institute in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and looked at the 50 largest USA cities between 2005 and 2014. Staff representing the Sheriff's Office and Flagler County Fire Rescue attended the flag-raising, sporting pink. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Pennsylvania for women between the ages of 25 and 54.

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5 takeaways from the vice presidential debate

Tuesday's forum was marred by so many interruptions that Quijano interjected: "Gentlemen, the people at home can not understand either one of you when you talk over each other". Mike Pence came in eager to change the subject, and may well have succeeded. "Oh, come on, senator", Pence said. "You are Donald Trump's apprentice", Kaine said.

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Stingray kills diver at Underwater World Singapore aquarium

He succumbed to his injuries at Singapore General Hospital. Haw Par Corporation said it has suspended the animal transfer programme while police investigations are underway. The New Paper reported that Chan led the team of divers at Underwater World Singapore , which was in the process of moving animals to another facility after it shut operations in June.

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Pence takes tougher line than Trump on Russian Federation at contentious VP debate

Kaine, a USA senator from Virginia, said Clinton would be tough in dealing with Putin. Pence's denunciation of Putin for his interference in the Syrian civil war and support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a departure from the frequent praise of Putin by Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, who has called him a better leader than U.S.

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Steven Woolfe and Raheem Kassam throw hats in ring for Ukip leadership

James, 56, was elected leader on September 16 to replace Nigel Farage - one of the best-known faces of the "Brexit" campaign - who quit following Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, saying his life's ambition had been achieved.

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Hurricane Matthew still unsafe Category 4 hurricane

If the track holds, impacts could increase Friday and would be worst on Saturday, likely moving away by Sunday. Regardless, the low-country of SC will likely see hurricane force wind, heavy rain and storm surge Friday and Saturday. They've been watched helplessly as Hurricane Matthew battered their Caribbean nation. Tuesday Gov. Rick Scott will have a series of briefings with emergency managers along the state's east coast to discuss the storm's potential impact on Florida .

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Government Contractor Arrested, Charged With Removing Classified Materials

Martin has been charged with "theft of government property" and "unauthorized removal or retention of classified material or documents or material by a government employee or contractor", according to a criminal complaint filed August 29.

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Elderly man charged following death of his wife

Van Zuiden, 85, was charged with second-degree murder after police found the body of Audrey Van Zuiden on Tuesday morning. Siegfried, who is also known as Fred, grew up in Nazi-occupied Holland and came to Canada in 1952, where he settled with his wife and founded a sailboat business.

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UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Insists He Wants to Win-And Can

Earlier in the day, London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a similar point about the need for the party to focus on winning elections, using the word "power" 38 times in his speech. "If Labour now argues for the status quo, it will look like we have abandoned them too", said Andy Burnham, the party's home affairs spokesman, who signaled he would resign from Corbyn's top team to run for mayor of the northern city of Manchester.

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Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir issue in UN speech, Live Streaming

Sharif, last month, had said that Pakistan would "internationalise" the issue of Kashmir and raise the issue at every global forum. The bill was introduced after the Sunday's cross-border terror attack on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in which 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives.

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Manila has not spoken to US about ending military exercises: State Department

According to the Associated Press , Duterte's latest outburst was during a speech before a local convention attended by officials and business executives, where he outlined his disappointments with the us, which has asked his government to stop the widespread killings and has questioned whether human rights are being violated.

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Uri attack- Arrested guides reveal infiltration is a business for them

Chairing the high-level meeting on security yesterday, the prime minister said that the Indus Water Treaty was a mutually-agreed arrangement between India and Pakistan brokered by the World Bank in 1960, and no country could unilaterally separate itself from the treaty.

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New Clinton ad demolishes every Mike Pence lie from VP debate

PENCE: Donald Trump and I would never support legislation that punished women who made the heartbreaking choice to end a pregnancy. "Senator, you've whipped out that Mexican thing again", said Mr Pence. With Pence squarely denying the remarks were ever said, the Clinton ad then cuts to past clips of Trump actually making the comments in question. "I think there was a lot of material for Tim to work with last night.

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Governor: 'Every forecast continues to put Florida more in harm's way'

Gas lines in Florida . The forecast track issued late Tuesday afternoon was good news for that region, with Matthew's center forecast to be much farther east, hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks to the north before curving out to open water.

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UK Labour Party Leader Seeks to Rally Members

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 28. "We will not sow division or fan the flames of fear". 'We need a foreign policy based on peace, justice and human rights and what great news to hear the peace treaty in Colombia after fifty years of war and we need to honour our global treaty obligations on nuclear disarmament and encourage others to do the same.

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MH17 probe report raises "very serious questions": New Zealand FM

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that any Russian air defense missile systems have ever been sent to rebels in Ukraine. JIT also said they had pinpointed the area of the missile's launch to a territory then in control of pro-Russian secessionist rebels.

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Assange lines up #OctoberSurprise to shake up USA election

Assange declined to say whether the upcoming releases would tilt the election toward Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump , though as the website was responsible for leaking the US Democratic National Committee emails in July this year, rumours are circulating that the leaks will affect Clinton's reputation.

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South Korea picks new site for U.S. missile defense system

The Seongju golf course is owned by Lotte Group and the defense ministry plans to negotiate the price for the site with an aim to start operation of the THAAD anti-missile system within next year. A North Korean soldier reportedly defected to South Korea on Thursday after sneaking across the country's heavily guarded border. A NORTH Korean soldier braved a treacherous journey through a highly-mined and barbed-wired military zone to defect to the South, officials from South Korea's military ...

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Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Jewish community after Nazi remarks

On Friday, the tough-talking president raised the rhetoric over his anti-drug campaign, which has left more than 3,000 suspected drug dealers and users dead since July, by comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

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United States flays Pak. for threatening India with nuclear attack

He denied the Indian claim of surgical strikes and dismissed New Delhi's allegations against Islamabad regarding the September 18 attack at an Army camp in Uri town of Kashmir, which left 19 security personnel dead, as "baseless". There has been five ceasefire violations in over 24 hours along the Line of Control (LoC). "We're not going to speak to specific reports of incidents along the border", Elizabeth Trudeau, Director of the US State Department Press Office, said at the daily press ...

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U.S. and the Philippines begin war games

Duterte told Filipinos yesterday that they could not count on the United States , the Philippines' former colonial ruler. Angered by USA criticism, Duterte has made a series of public pronouncements that he could scale back the activities and presence of visiting US troops in the country.

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Pence's 'that Mexican thing' getting attention

Bill Clinton is continuing the hard-sell to working class OH voters considering whether to send his wife to the White House. The charitable organization of each presidential candidate has been deeply probed this election cycle, and the vice presidential nominees defended their running mate's charities while attacking their opponent's.

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Hong Kong 'umbrella protest' leader Joshua Wong held in Thailand

An immigration official, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to talk to media, earlier told Anadolu Agency that Wong was detained shortly after arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport. Wong referred to the case of five Hong Kong booksellers, specializing in works critical of Chinese leaders, who disappeared only to emerge in custody in mainland China.

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Turkish soldier, 2 Syrian rebels killed fighting IS in Syria

The Hawar news agency in the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria said 18 were killed. The offensive is backed by US-led coalition airstrikes . "To a certain extent you're looking at rubble being pushed around", he told reporters. There was no immediate comment from Ankara. Turkey's army said it clashed with Islamic State over the border in Syria, leaving one soldier and 23 militants dead, as Ankara stepped up an "Euphrates Shield", Reuters report.

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Marvel's Iron Fist announced date

It gets a hell of a lot right, and while it isn't without issues, it dropping into Netflix is like an incredibly sweet Christmas present. The last piece of the superhero team-up puzzle that will be The Defenders , Iron Fist will begin streaming on March 17, 2017 .

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GfK poll: Third party backers a wild card in 2016 race

To those who support him out of disgust with "the system" - or, perhaps, because of his stand favoring marijuana legalization - do you know what else he stands for? The notion that the outcome of the election is in little doubt-that protest voting is a no-risk proposition-might ultimately prove to be more pronounced in states like California than in swing states like Florida and Ohio.

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Hurricane Matthew: US evacuations underway

It shows a wide, round swath of clouds blotting out the blue of the sea. He says heavy rain, spin off tornadoes, high winds and beach erosion are among the concerns in Florida. The governor warned residents to take the storm seriously, adding "we can not rule out a direct hit". Packing 130 miles per hour winds as of the 11 p.m.

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N.Korea Threatens to Continue Nuclear Arms Development

North Korea has increased its testing of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) this year, its most recent in August flew around 300 miles (500 kilometers), which Pyongyang claimed as a success. Also speaking on Friday, US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that every country has a responsibility to vigorously enforce U.N. Security Council resolutions to ensure North Korea "pays a price for its risky actions".

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Police fire stun grenades to break up South African student fees protest

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on October 11, at 1:30 p.m. Student protests flared up at universities across the country following Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement that universities would set 2017 fee increases within an eight percent cap.

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How Donald Trump Lost $916 Million

Pence, 57, the governor of IN, was expected to face tough questions about Trump's taxes and views on women, which have dominated the news for the past week. Ayotte's trouble answering the question underscores Trump's trouble with independent, moderate and college-educated women who are turned off Trump.


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