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South African investigator questions Zuma for last time

As part of her final inquiry, Madonsela will quiz Zuma behind closed doors later on Thursday afternoon over accusations the Gupta family played a role in selecting cabinet members and used their relationship with the president to gain favour in terms of government tenders, payments and licenses.

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International Monetary Fund raises forecast for UK GDP growth this year

The IMF said advanced economies as a whole will see a weakening of growth in 2016, down 0.2 percentage point from July to 1.6 per cent, while emerging market and developing economies will see a 0.1 percentage point gain in growth to 4.2 per cent.

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Three suspected rebels killed in Indian Kashmir attack

According to multiple reports , he is concerned that this would lead to "unnecessary political escalation" within the country of the counter-terrorism move. Talking about the ongoing politics over the surgical strikes, Verma said the prerogative to release more information in this regard lies entirely with the government.

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Dutch-led team adds to case against Russian Federation over downing of MH17

Gen. Igor Konashenkov argued Wednesday that the investigators' conclusions raise doubts, claiming they were based on information from the internet and Ukrainian special services. Russia has flatly dismissed a report that concludes airliner MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made missile. Meanwhile Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Moscow was "disappointed" with the JIT's accusations, insisting that it was "politically motivated" and that "Russia is practically the only side that gives ...

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Raj Thackeray slams Salman for supporting Pakistani artistes

The decision was taken following the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army jawans. "So, I know who the real hero is". He went further by saying, "I was in the army and have spent two and half years there". "Actors are like khatmal (bed bugs) in front of the country, we have no worth". After a few Pak theatre owners withdrew from screening Indian films, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), reportedly, banned all Indian channels in Pakistan.

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Pakistan army chief urges international community to condemn Indian 'fabrications'

He said the soldiers repulsed the attack, killing the suspected rebels. "We have recovered three assault rifles and some ammunition from the slain militants". Indian rhetoric and actions in Kashmir are "creating war psychosis" that could spill out of control, said Sardar Masood Khan, the Islamabad-appointed president of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

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Apple Is Said to Plan Improved Cloud Services by Unifying Teams

The move is done to speed up product development and ultimately lead to a better services division. These segments will now come together under one building - Infinity Loop campus in Cupertino. Previously, senior directors were to get office space. The new office features an open floor plan, which may be bothering employees used to a more compartmentalized and quiet environment.

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Here are 4 things to know about clown sightings in Lancaster County

As of 12:37 a.m., Kent State police said there have been no arrests . "We want to caution everyone that these types of acts are not being taken as a joke and are being investigated as threats", the Sheriff's Office said. The New York Times reported that there have been a dozen or so clown-related arrests around the country. Radford said clown sightings have been happening since the '80s and incidents like the clown phenomenon happen during periods of "social anxiety".

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Indian aggression is because of Modi's failure at different global forums

Speaking in the National Assembly on Tuesday, he said India is raising new issues to pressurize Pakistan. India has the advantage to increase the use of waters flowing into the Indus, Chenab and Jhelum rivers, experts said. However, Pakistan has declared that if India opts out of a key water-sharing agreement, it would amount to "an act of war". This unilateral termination of water supplies by India, despite assurances of "no interference whatsoever with the then existing flow of water", ...

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António Guterres to be next United Nations secretary general

As UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres past year visited Pakistan where he met the country's leadership and toured some Afghan Refugees camps. Guterres, who would succeed current general secretary Ban Ki-moon on January 1, served as Socialist prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002. He wrote that the United Nations was "uniquely placed to connect the dots to overcome these challenges" but that change and reform was needed.

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Abortion ban bill in Poland: church is against punishing women

The proposal to make all abortions illegal, including cases of rape, incest, or where the mother's life is endangered, caused outrage. The proposal for further tightening the law came from a citizens' initiative that gathered some 450,000 signatures in this nation of 38 million.

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Rod Temperton Dies; Iconic Songwriter Was 66

His contributions to music will forever be remembered and apart of history. Temperton quickly emerged as the band's lead composer, writing all songs for their 1976 debut album including the hits " Boogie Nights " and "Always and Forever", and all but two tracks on their second album, once again securing a major hit with his song "The Groove Line".

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Poland's Government Learns "Humility" After Mass Protests, Backs Off Abortion Ban

The anti-abortion initiative, if enshrined in law, would mean abortions where a foetus had suffered irreparable damage, a woman's life was in danger, or the pregnancy was due to rape, would all be illegal. However, their fight might not be over just yet. After mass street protests in Poland , legislators with the country's ruling party have abruptly reversed their positions and voted against a proposal to completely ban abortion .

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For Clinton, election will likely be won or lost in October

Clinton created fodder for Republican attacks on Monday when he criticized the law for leaving out small business owners and workers who make too much to qualify for government subsidies for healthcare. Trump didn't waste any time pouncing on the obvious Clinton gaffe, noting that Bill "went through hell last night" with his wife, then added: "Honestly, there have been many nights when he's gone through hell with Hillary", CNN reports .

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Typhoon Megi to make landfall in China tomorrow

In 2009, Typhoon Morakot devastated southern Taiwan, killing about 700 people and causing more than three billion dollars in damage. Numerous injuries are believed to have been caused by falling structures and objects. A spokesman for the centre said emergency officials were closely monitoring Taiwan's mountain regions for possible landslides. The powerful winds of Typhoon Megi disrupted traffic and stranded at least 500 tourists on Orchid Island of Taitung County on Tuesday.

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Pedro Sánchez renunció como líder del PSOE

Pedro Sánchez, secretario general del Partido Socialista Obrero Español ( PSOE ), ha presentado su dimisión al partido tras haber perdido la votación que esta noche se ha registrado en el Comité Federal , sobre la celebración de un congreso extraordinario cuya votación de primarias tendría lugar el próximo 23 de octubre .

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Portugal's former PM Guterres tipped to be United Nations secretary general

Once it formally endorses him, Guterres will be presented to the General Assembly for approval. "Today, after our sixth straw poll, we have a clear favourite and his name is Antonio Guterres, " Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador to the United Nations , told reporters, with ambassadors representing all members of council standing next to him.

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Pence Says He Supports Criminal Justice Reform. Does That Matter?

For most of the 90-minute debate, Mr. Kaine kept his opponent on the defensive. Finally, Seth Meyers said of the televised event, "The first and only Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 election was held last night and the big victor was Netflix".

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Hurricane Matthew gains new fury as it hurtles to Florida

Hurricane Matthew has set its sights on the U.S., and over 2 million people have been urged to evacuate their homes as the storm makes its way past the Bahamas. Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he had activated the National Guard. Some 80 per cent of homes were damaged in Haiti's Sud Department, which has a population of over 700,000, a government official said in a meeting with United Nations officials.

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'Many Nights' Bill Clinton Went Through 'Hell' With Hillary

Clinton's website does, indeed, say that she wants a public option. On Tuesday, Bill tried to walk his comments back. "We've got now President Bill Clinton is our best surrogate", Conway said, smiling. The first lady also nodded at the recent revelation in The New York Times that the Republican presidential nominee could have avoided paying any federal income tax for almost two decades, imploring North Carolinians to vote for someone who would close tax loopholes for the wealthy.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation 'evaluating' Brad Pitt plane row claims

The Public Information Officer for the LAPD added: "We don't have anything on Brad Pitt right now". In addition, the site says that this report to DCFS has sparked an open case with the Los Angeles Police Department into Pitt. Barry Montgomery. They insisted no physical abuse took place. The reports come just days after Pitt's wife, the actress and United Nations envoy Angelina Jolie, 41, filed for divorce.

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Cafe where woman is accused of poisoning friend becomes tourist hotspot

They said in the indictment Ms Wongso planned to take Ms Salihin's life to "avenge her pain". DEAD. Mirna Salihin died after drinking coffee at an upscale Jakarta cafe. Dr Robertson told the court the evidence in this case was not clear. The defence said the case against Kumala was weak and lacked proof to prove guilt.

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Will Modi fight the next elections in Pak., asks Cong

He also asked the Indian media to avoid sensationalizing news, and added that positive bilateral relations would benefit both countries. Lets see who wins. Geo further states, "Spewing hatred against the neighbouring country, Modi accused Pakistan of being "the epicentre of terrorism" and claimed it was "exporting terrorism" to the world".

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Protests over police killing of black man continue in Charlotte

You can not clearly see anything in his hands due to the grainy quality of the video , but an empty ankle holster is clearly visible on his right ankle. September 23, 2016. He will not be showing all the footage that police have. It's unclear from the video shot by Scott's wife whether he had a weapon.

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Colombia's peace deal in limbo after shock referendum

Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez, better known as Timochenko, said the rebels would continue to abide by a bilateral ceasefire agreed with the government. In the most recent of many ceremonies celebrating the deal, world leaders gathered in Cartagena on September 26th for a lavish signing ceremony to celebrate the deal.

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Trump takes credit for Pence's debate win

In fact, we have previously taken Kaine to task for oversimplifying Trump's Trump Tower comment. Conan O'Brien joked about the contentious debate, "Analysts have calculated that during last night's debate, Tim Kaine interrupted Mike Pence 70 times".

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Iraq Requests UN Emergency Talks On Turkish Troops In North

National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) reports that this was stated by the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Jamal in a statement Thursday. Yildirim later warned that the operation could spark Shiite-Sunni sectarian tensions if the majority Sunni region around Mosul were to be placed under Shiite militia control after the offensive.

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Sharif accuses India of double standards on Kashmir

Doval is said to have conveyed to the CCS that there is a possibility of more terrorists trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of the winter. She also blamed India for continuing to reject the offer of good offices of the Secretary General to resolve "longstanding disputes in our region". "We expect the worldwide community to condemn Indian insinuations and fabrications about a nation that has made unparalleled contributions to the global fight against terrorism", he added.

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United States announces suspension of cooperation with Russian Federation on Syrian truce

Ambassador Francois Delattre said before Monday's meeting. On Monday, the United States and Russian Federation ended their fragile cooperation agreement on Syria after the us said Russian Federation failed to live up to its commitments, which were part of the deal between the two countries.

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United States firepower aims to smash Taliban in fight for Kunduz

As we reported Monday, Taliban militants launched an operation to recapture Kunduz, the capital of the province of the same name. One year after the USA military attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan , the security situation in the city is deteriorating once again.

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Halifax police investigate creepy clown

The group reportedly mentioned eight schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board as targets and the board was notified Tuesday by a number of their prinicipals, said board spokesman John Yan. Many reported clown sightings are hoaxes. With the clown conversation at an all time high, she said she hopes to use it as a chance to bring attention to her job and the true objective of clowns.

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Polish Parliament rejects strict abortion law

However, in practice, some doctors refuse to perform legal abortions citing moral objections. After the vote, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said a pro-life education campaign would be prepared instead. "I want to say it very loudly and clearly: the government of Law and Justice (party) was not working and is not working on any law that would change the now binding regulations", she said.

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UN Security Council Set to Crown Antonio Guterres Next UN Secretary General

The council will then send its recommendation to the General Assembly, which is expected to rubber-stamp the Guterres selection. Guterres, 67, would replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea, who will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms.

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Pakistani army chief lashes out at India as tensions spike

Indian and Pakistani troops regularly exchange fire across their Kashmir border known as the Line of Control (LoC), but rarely send ground troops over the line. The attack came less than three weeks after allegedly Pakistan-based militants assaulted an Indian army base, killing at least 19 soldiers, the deadliest such raid in almost two decades.

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Wikileaks' Assange to release U.S. election documents before November 8

He said WikiLeaks intends to start "publishing every week for the next 10 weeks" material on weapons, war, Google, the election and other topics, but did not otherwise elaborate on the timing or the subject matter of the documents. When asked whether the information would "destroy" Clinton's campaign, he replied, "There's been a lot of misquoting of me and WikiLeaks publications".


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