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Alleged serial killer 'had appetite for sex with unconscious men'

All the charges cover the period 2011 to 2015. Port denies four counts of murder, four alternative counts of manslaughter, four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm, seven counts of rape, six counts of administering a substance with intent to overpower to allow sexual activity, and four counts of sexual assault by penetration.

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Northern California wildfire destroys more homes

The blaze has grown to about 6½ square miles and is 34 percent contained. It was 22 per cent contained as of Thursday morning. Almost 2,000 firefighters continue to fight the blaze that has burned for a week through drought-stressed vegetation in the remote area around the Loma Prieta Mountain ridge in Santa Clara County south of Los Gatos.

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Trump backs off praise of Russia's Putin after debate

Mike Pence did a wonderful job of presenting himself as a leader". Kaine took control, was assertive and answered all the questions. Charges Trump or Pence make against the Clinton come from some alternate reality. Xavier Becerra of California, said Pence's words brought back painful memories. Washington this week suspended direct U.S. Not only is it an environmental menace, it isn't economically competitive with natural gas.

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U.S. suspends talks with Russian Federation on Syria ceasefire

The Obama administration said it made a decision to cut off discussions on Syria because Russia had not lived up to the terms of last month's agreement to restore a tattered cease-fire and ensure sustained deliveries of humanitarian aid to besieged cities, such as Aleppo, which has been under bombardment from Russian and Syrian forces.

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Russian Federation deals another blow to nuclear cooperation with US

It has also created new friction between the United States, which backs some rebel groups, and Russian Federation, which supports President Bashar al-Assad and led to Washington breaking off talks with Moscow over renewing the ceasefire. In Washington, a State Department spokesman said the United States had not received an official notification from Russian Federation although he had seen media reports of the suspension of the research agreement.

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Why the Supreme Court Could Have One of Its Biggest Years Ever

In June, the court split, 4-4, on Obama's plan to defer deportation and offer work permits to more than 4 million immigrants who have been living in the USA illegally. In June, The Slants asked the Supreme Court to review its appellate court victory in the hopes of settling the case once and for all. In June, the U.S.

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Why Oklahoma's Supreme Court struck down an abortion law

Faced with these two eventualities, the justices have responded with extreme caution. These are the sorts of issues that have split the court along ideological lines before. She says the Court has both denied some controversial requests and failed to schedule 3 specific cases it has already agreed to hear. There's an insider trading case concerning the personal benefit that must be established when an insider gives information to a "tippee".

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Police chief warns again of IRS, other phone scams

According to police, the people involved in the schemes threaten to arrest victims and try to convince them to make payments using prepaid debit cards to avoid arrest. Police said that reports have shown that some scammers have used caller IDs that make it appear as though the calls are coming from the Raleigh Police Department.

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Senate throws out bill on statutory grant for Lagos

His comment irked many senators and generated mild commotion in the chamber until he retracted the comment with the intervention of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu who presided. The confusion started when the Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye suggested that 13 percent of the total money realised from Value Added Tax (VAT) be given to Lagos state.

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After Protests, Polish Legislators Vote To Reject Abortion Ban

Passed in 1993, the current restrictive law bans all abortions unless there was rape or incest, the pregnancy poses a health risk to the mother or the fetus is severely deformed. The measure would also punish women who got an abortion , as well as doctors who performed them, with up to five years in jail. According to the BBC , the PiS leader in Polish parliament says his party is working on a new bill that would ban abortions sought for cases of Down Syndrome, which are now legal ...

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Tensions high between Polish government, abortion ban foes

Conservative lawmakers in Poland have abandoned a proposed law that would have banned abortion under all circumstances, getting rid of the country's current exceptions for cases of rape, incest, major fetal deformity, and serious threat to a pregnant woman's health.

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Thailand confirms Hong Kong's Joshua Wong deported on China's request

Wong was detained upon his arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport late last night. Thailand's military leaders have cozied up to regional superpower China since their 2014 power grab, with Beijing offering diplomatic support and foreign investment.

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Colombian government, FARC scramble to save peace deal

FARC's leader known as Timochenko has said he is willing to review the peace deal but any renegotiated peace accord now seems to depend on whether FARC will accept tougher sanctions against them. FARC has yet to comment on the failure of the vote, and it's not clear that the anti-peace vote will mean an immediate return to full-scale war, but it certainly does dramatically complicate matters.

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Thailand Detains Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist

According to Netwit, Wong, who is a key leader of Hong Kong's umbrella movement and Demosistō secretary general, was taken shortly after he landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the early hours of Wednesday. Demosisto, the political party that Wong heads in Hong Kong, also called for his release. Political analyst Willy Lam said Mr Wong's case is "a very disturbing sign".

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'It's always my fault': Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. bemoans latest penalty

They're going to try to do things to get him off of his game. "He wants to play, believe me". And a frustrated one, too. In December, Beckham was suspended for a game by the league after drawing three personal fouls while playing against arch-nemesis Josh Gordon, then with the Carolina Panthers and now with the Washington Redskins.

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Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kunduz

The Taliban were using residential areas in the assault and "our security forces are being very careful to avoid civilian casualties while shooting back at the enemy", he said. He noted that USA forces helped to halt the momentum of the Taliban and to develop the nation's security forces and other institutions. Taliban militants slipped past government defenses early on Monday and occupied or attacked central areas of Kunduz, nearly exactly a year after they briefly captured the city in one ...

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Span ends Syndergaard's no-hit bid in 6th in wild-card game

The duel between two of the game's best arms exceeded sky-high expectations. Considering his postseason history, that shouldn't come as a surprise. The New York Mets are aiming for another World Series apperance to duplicate their accomplishment past year.

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USA 'on verge' of ending Syria talks with Russia: John Kerry

There never has been a Plan B". "We hope that American partners are also ready for joint work", he said. With each day bringing more horror for Aleppo, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone on Thursday and both "strongly condemned the barbarous Russian and Syrian regime air strikes", the White House said in a statement .

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Army gives nod to release surgical strike footage

Indian Army, they said, should not be doubted. "We all have to counter Pakistan's propaganda and we should all, irrespective of the party, strengthen PM's hands in this", Kejriwal said. "Subject to the considerations of national security, we again request the government to use all information, evidence and instruments at their disposal in calling the Pakistani bluff", Congress spokesman R P N Singh told reporters here.

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Matthew may hit Florida as a category 4 hurricane

That projection, however, was highly dependent on the current predicted path of the storm, and wind could be more or less severe based on changes in the actual path. The president of Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council, Leopold Berlanger, announced on Wednesday that the general elections scheduled for Sunday will be postponed due to the damages the nation sustained from Hurricane Matthew.

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Israel intercepts boat seeking to break Gaza blockade

Palestinians show their solidarity with a Gaza-bound flotilla of global activists attempting to break the Israeli blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, on October 5, 2016 .at the port in Gaza City. "More aid is urgently needed to help rebuild the homes, public services and livelihoods that were destroyed in 2014 in the war between Israel and Hamas".

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Polish government signals U-turn on total abortion ban

The proposed law still has to be voted on by the lower house of parliament on Thursday, where lawmakers can either reject it entirely or send it back to a parliamentary committee for more consideration, The Associated Press reports . Protests were also held across Europe in solidarity with Polish women, including in Kiev, Brussels , Paris , London and Berlin . The current abortion law makes abortion illegal except in cases of incest, rape, anomalies of the fetus, or when the ...

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The Red Cross prepares for Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the storm, which caused severe flooding and killed four people in Dominican Republic as well as at least two in Haiti , the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola. The storm passed close to the disputed USA naval base and military prison there. As of late Wednesday morning, Matthew was hurling 120-mph (193 kph) winds, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Turkey tensions soar ahead of Mosul operation

Iraq's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkeys' ambassador to Baghdad over "provocative" comments by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim about the planned operation to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city of Mosul . He said that since its inception in 2015, the coalition has spent almost $1.6 billion on the Iraqi train-and-equip fund and trained more than 54,000 forces.

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Has Sterling staged a stock market comeback?

The reports about the financial sector are "just lacing the concerns the market already has about the outlook for growth, investment and jobs in the United Kingdom economy". But the falling pound has been good news for the London stock market, because it means higher sales and earnings for London-listed firms with an overseas focus when they are translated back into sterling.

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Three things we learned from Syracuse's 50-33 loss to Notre Dame

Now starting quarterback DeShone Kizer and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to turn things around as they hit the road and head to NY today. It never happened, and Kizer took an 11-yard sack to push the Irish out of field-goal range. Since former athletic director Daryl Gross chose to schedule a series of games against top-flight teams at MetLife Stadium instead of the Carrier Dome in an effort to spread the Syracuse brand in metropolitan New York City, the Orange have lost the first ...

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Ohio plans January execution using 3-drug combo

Last October, the state delayed all scheduled executions until 2017 as it worked to secure a new supply of drugs. Republican Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law in 2014 allowing the names of companies that provide the drugs to remain confidential.

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Ex-refugee head Guterres to be named United Nations chief

Secret Ballots were being held informally since long to reach a consensus regarding the next candidate for the post of Sec-Gen. Members had the choices encourage, discourage or no opinion. The role is traditionally rotated among different regions of the world, leading to assumptions that it was now the turn of East Europe. Despite vocal campaigns for the next secretary-general to be a woman and countries including Russian Federation calling for an eastern European to win the job, the UN ...

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Portuguese former PM Antonio Guterres poised to be next UN chief

The present UN Secretary-General, Ban-Ki-Moon (Soth Korea) will be completing his term in the office at the end of this year and Antonio Guterres will be the ninth Sec-Gen of the UN replacing him. The resolution requires nine votes in favor and no vetoes in order to pass. All 15 ambassadors of the countries that reside within the UN Security Council voted that Guterres become the organization's new Secretary-General.

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Intas snaps up Teva's UK, Ireland units for over Rs 5000 crore

The transaction is part of the European Commission's anti-trust divestiture requirements arising from Teva Pharmaceuticals' acquisition of Actavis Generics from Allergan past year. The company generated over £250m of sales in 2015, the note said. The company's debt-equity ratio was at 0.28 times in FY15. "So, even if I were to take $1 billion loan, I could fully repay it in the fourth year", he said.

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WikiLeaks' Assange promises leaks on United States election, Google

Every week for the next 10 weeks, he said the site intends to publish material on weapons, war, oil, Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google and mass surveillance. Assange was speaking at a press conference in Berlin to celebrate the organisation's 10th birthday today, an event which had been widely expected to include devastating revelations about Hilary Clinton.

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Police fire stun grenades at South Africa students

Students have been protesting since the 19 September after Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, announced that universities could increase their fees up to eight per cent. When asked if are there any provocateurs among students‚ Hasana said‚ "I would no like to believe there is not". The University of the Witwatersrand has suspended its "academic programme with a common objective to resume it in full on Monday".

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While people flee, others in Matthew's path stay put

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 11 p.m. ET that outer winds of Matthew were raking the northern island of New Providence - home to Nassau, the capital, and about 70 percent of the country's 250,000 people. In coming days, US military personnel equipped with nine helicopters were expected to start arriving in the capital to help deliver food and water to hard-hit areas.

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Monetary policy panel meet debuts with 25 basis points rate cut

India's central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, taking rates to the lowest they have been since late 2010. His views on monetary policy were expressed at the time Rajan held rates in the February 2015 review after making an unexpected rate cut a month earlier - the first in almost two years - as he elaborated on the "important backdrop" to the move, citing the trend of accommodative monetary policies being adopted by developed economies.

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Charlotte Police Release Video Showing Officers Treating Keith Lamont Scott's Gunshot Wounds

A photograph of a weapon was later released reportedly with Scott's DNA on it. Scott, 43, was shot and killed in northeast Charlotte on September 20 at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road. The footage does not appear to show a weapon that Scott might have been carrying, but an officer can be heard asking one of his colleagues to "stay right here with the gun".


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