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Trump touts Pence's debate performance

Mike Pence might not have helped Donald Trump in Tuesday night's vice presidential debate - but he certainly helped his own political future. "He was playing a tough role there because he was trying to keep the conversation away from Trump and on to Clinton", she said.

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Washington state orders Valve to end 'Counter-Strike' gambling

And that carries great risk for the players who remain wholly unprotected in an unregulated environment. Following on from the revelation that not only were lots of people gambling away their in-game skins for games like CS:GO, but that Youtubers were marketing the practice to children, a lot of people have asked Valve to do something about it.

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Iraqi Fighters Killed in US Airstrike

Officials of the USA -led coalition assisting Iraq say up to 45,000 troops will be needed to keep Mosul secure after it is recaptured. With aerial support from the US -led coalition, Iraqi government forces and paramilitary troops retook the town of Qayara in August.

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His royal flyness - Prince George takes seaplane controls

Prince William and his wife Kate together with their kids, George and Charlotte, toured the country for a week.They visited nature sites in British Columbia and the Yukon territory. Prince George gives Canada a truly toddler goodbye, pressing his face up against the plane window. "I come from Goucestershire, the same county in Britain as the royal family", said Buick as she wiped tears away.

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Polish parliament rejects abortion ban

The Polish government has performed a U-turn on a proposed total ban on abortion following mass protests which a minister described as a lesson in humility. Lawmakers will then vote on whether to reject it outright or whether to return it to the commission level for further consideration. The proposal called for prison terms for doctors whose actions could result in abortions , and many feared that doctors would not want to administer such a test, which in itself carries a small risk of ...

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Likely new United Nations secretary-general sees 'huge challenges' ahead

Guterres said he hoped the consensus would turn out to be symbolic, bringing "swift decisions which the troubled world we live in demands". Guterres topped all six informal polls in the council after receiving high marks from nearly every diplomat for his performance in the first-ever question-and-answer sessions for candidates in the General Assembly.

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Hurricane Matthew batters the Caribbean

By nightfall, at least 11 deaths had been blamed on the powerful storm during its week-long march across the Caribbean. Maps on the website indicated there is up to a 10 percent chance that tropical storm force sustained winds of 39 miles per hour or more may reach Southern Virginia later this week.

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Jury told Georgia dad sought 'escape' in son's hot auto death

The defense team for Ross Harris began at Tuesday morning with its opening statements. BRUNSWICK, Ga . (AP) - A Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son wept in court Tuesday as his attorney told a jury the child's death two years ago inside a hot SUV is certainly the father's fault, but he committed no crime.

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South Carolina bracing for Hurricane Matthew

Evacuations are expected to begin Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach of everyone east of Highway 17 Business. Hurricane Matthew is expected to affect the SC coast by the weekend. Matthew is predicted to maintain Category 4 strength through the Bahamas and weaken slightly as it tracks toward Florida later in the week. But Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters in Washington the U.S.

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Supreme Court will not hear Washington Redskins trademark appeal

The Missouri case about the separation of church and state was granted while Scalia was still alive and has yet to be scheduled for argument, possibly because the justices think they may divide 4-4. But the truth about the upcoming term is that so far, the justices have avoided taking cases that are likely to cause great controversy among them.

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NSA contractor faces charge of taking government secrets

Speaking at a cybersecurity panel, the Justice Department's top national security official, John Carlin, confirmed the arrest of "an individual who's involved in taking classified information". On Wednesday Snowden wrote on his Twitter that he believed the suspect's arrest to several leaks, including reports regarding USA products. Neighbors tell the New York Times that Martin looked pale and terrified when around two dozen Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided his home August 27.

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Suspect in Taser death assaulted Burbank officers

Police responded to the Burbank neighborhood Tuesday evening following reports that someone had been making threats, police Sgt. Claudio Losacco said. But at some point before he was taken from the location he stopped breathing. Steve Binkley voluntarily left the home without incident after 40 minutes.

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Yahoo casts doubt on email search report

Yahoo hasn't said if that experience figured into its decisions in this case. Twitter also told BuzzFeed that the company has "never received a request like this, and were we to receive it we'd challenge it in a court". Shortly afterward, Stamos joined Facebook as CISO. A report Tuesday by Reuters news agency, citing former employees of the internet firm as sources, said Yahoo had built a custom program in 2015 which scanned all its emails to help the National Security Agency ...

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Pakistan to raise $1 billion through Islamic bonds

Ishaq Dar expressed hope that the country's economy would grow by over 5 percent in the current fiscal year, while the reserves are at satisfactory level. The 5.5 per cent interest rate is 4.32 per cent over and above the benchmark five-year US Treasury rate. Investor meetings will start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates before moving to London on Friday and concluding in Boston and NY on October 3 and 4.

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Poland: Mass protests force back down on abortion ban

In Poland, thousands of women went on strike on October 3, effectively shutting down government offices, universities and schools in 60 cities across the country to show they won't tolerate such a violation of their reproductive rights. It has received public support from elements of the Catholic church and Poland's ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS). The current abortion law makes abortion illegal except in cases of incest, rape, anomalies of the fetus, or when the mother's life ...

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APHC: Pakistan strong party to Kashmir dispute, stance hailed

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced that it would boycott Wednesday's joint parliamentary session on the Kashmir issue, with party chairman Imran Khan saying his party would no longer endorse this Parliament. Yet another former IG of BSF said the release of such footage could seriously jeorpardise India's future strategy. "India also tried to isolate Pakistan by not attending the SAARC conference in the 90s, but Shaheed Benazir Bhutto foiled this move using her diplomatic skills", ...

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Duterte tells Obama, 'You can go to hell'

Therefore, he (Duterte) said , he would be altering its foreign policy and will now have to "break up" with America. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the US had not received any request from Duterte or another Philippine official to change bilateral cooperation.

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In aid for Afghanistan

Even if they were invited, it is unclear whether the movement would take part. Afghans make up the second largest group of asylum seekers in Europe, after Syrians. But with donor fatigue after years of war, officials do not expect to raise as much as at the last aid conference, in Tokyo in 2012, where $4bn a year was pledged.

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Iraq's reaction to Turkish military presence 'incomprehensible' - PM

Relations between Iraq and Turkey have become strained since late past year when Turkey sent unauthorised troops to the region of Bashiqa, north-east of Mosul, to train anti-IS fighters there. Turkey has said the campaign will send a wave of refugees over its border and, potentially, on to Europe. Ankara worries that Baghdad's Shi'ite Muslim-led forces will destabilize Mosul's largely Sunni population and worsen sectarian strife across the region, where there are also populations of ...

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Imran Khan justified decision to boycott parliament session

Khan said that the speeches made in the joint session had in fact harmed the unity expressed by party's leaders. The other option, Khan claimed, was for Sharif to present himself "for accountability on the Terms of Reference that the opposition has put forth".

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JK Rowling's New Pottermore Essay Explores Magical Congress of USA

As November approaches, we're digging for any updates and hints we can get on the upcoming Harry Potter prequel/spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. "Newt's been across pretty much every continent, but magic developed very differently in America", Rowling told Entertainment Weekly. "Newt accidently walks right into the middle of MACUSA".

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United Nations warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

Kirby, asked Wednesday what the consequences would be for Russia if cooperation with the U.S.in Syria collapsed, said "that extremists and extremists groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there. "Those who did it are the terrorists", Mr Ja'afari said. "The only option you have is to go in this direction". Obama administration officials have begun considering responses, including military options, US officials said.

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Sharif ignites Indo-Pak tension, Modi says India will not forget Uri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have made an impassioned speech at BJP conclave delivering a strong message to Pakistan, but it has not impressed BSP chief Mayawati. You can imagine if that country had succeeded in executing all the 17 other terror attempts which were foiled by the defence forces what destruction they would have caused", he said.

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India threatens regional peace with LoC violations: Pakistan tells UN

He took this decision after Pakistan banned all Indian channels after the recent spike in tensions between the two countries. "I call you a thief in Gilgit-Baltistan and a thief in Gilgit-Baltistan can not be a friend in Jammu and Kashmir", said Sering.

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Trudeau unveils Canada's carbon price plan in 2018

Although the federal government will intervene and decide on a pricing model if provincial governments do not, they will have no hand in where the finances go. The federal carbon tax comes into force in 2018 - if provinces and territories have not implemented a carbon tax, or cap-and-trade scheme, of their own by then.

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Migrants in Serbia stage protest to demand Hungary opens border

More than 6,000 refugees have become stuck in Serbia this summer since Hungary began enforcing stricter border control laws and heavily reinforced its border and patrols, according to The AP. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán led the group when he sealed Hungary's southern border and militarized it with police and the Army previous year.

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Crude oil prices gain on Monday

Brent had on August 18 hit a high of $50.69 per barrel amid expectations of a possible freeze in production levels. Phil Flynn , analyst at the Price Futures Group , noted, "It's kind of a light volume day and we're moving from headline to headline, but still Iran telling Venezuela that all countries are going to have to join this production cut is gaining traction because there are many who want to believe this deal will get done".

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Philippines President Wants to Kill Millions

Duterte said he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts in the Philippines noting that Hitler had murdered millions of Jews. "You are portrayed or pictured to be some, a cousin of Hitler, and yet do not even bother to find out to investigate this".

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Johnson urges United Kingdom to 'get on with' Brexit talks

In an interview he warned it would be odd if British people ended up voting in elections to the European Parliament in May 2019, the avoidance of which would require Article 50 to be triggered next May. "Honestly, I leave London with a feeling that the government is undecided about how and when they should trigger Article 50", Schulz said. They go further than Theresa May, who has said only that Article 50 will not be invoked before the start of 2017.

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Take back asylum seekers or lose €1.25bn aid, European Union tells Kabul

Several hundred members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority, which has been targeted by Taliban and Islamic State militants, protested outside the conference venue, rejecting a new agreement between the European Union and Afghanistan that makes it easier to return Afghans whose asylum requests fail.

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U.S. suspends diplomatic talks with Russian Federation over Syria

The United States, in suspending the talks on October 3, said Russian Federation had failed to live up to its commitment in a tentative cease-fire agreement reached on September 9 to halt fighting and ensure that aid reached besieged communities in Aleppo.

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Iraq asks UNSC to discuss Turkish presence in N

Turkish troops have been stationed in northern Iraqi town for the objective of training Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to take on the DAESH terrorist organisation for a year, having been invited by the Kurdish Regional Government. Skinner said the United States administration has a "nigh impossible balancing act" between keeping Ankara on board as an ally in Iraq and Syria and giving "qualified support" to a Kurdish militia seen by Turkey as a terrorist group.

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UN Syria envoy: Some 8000 rebels left in Aleppo

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Lavrov would meet Ayrault in Moscow on Thursday. Regime forces took a key part of the rebel-held east on Thursday after weeks of bombardment. "Let's be honest", Mistura said. It says 112 civilians died in rebel-held areas in the Aleppo countryside. "861,000 Syrians are now besieged, meaning full military encirclement, no humanitarian supplies going in and no freedom of civilians to go in or out", he said.

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Likely New UN Secretary-General Sees 'Huge Challenges' Ahead

Guterres topped all six informal polls in the council after receiving high marks from nearly every diplomat for his performance in the first-ever question-and-answer sessions for candidates in the General Assembly. The resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes to pass. He has also called on the government in Sofia to withdraw EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva from Brussels, after the latter was nominated in end-September to replace UNESCO Director-General Irina ...

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Polish parliament rejects total ban on abortion

Current law allows abortion through the 12th week of pregnancy if the woman's health or life is endangered, if the pregnancy results from a crime, or if the fetus is irreparably damaged. After thousands of women in Poland protested and went on strike from their jobs and schools on Monday, Poland's governing party has voted against a proposal that would have effectively outlawed all abortions in the country.


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