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Poland's parliament rejects anti-abortion draft law

Poland's parliament on Thursday, October 6, rejected an abortion ban after women staged massive nationwide protests, in a devoutly Catholic nation where the law is already among the most restrictive in Europe. Law and Justice leader in parliament, Ryszard Terlecki, said after the vote that the ruling party doesn't support the radical draft law. "Currently, Poland's laws only allow for abortion in extraordinary circumstances like rape".

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Reduce our salaries to make Nigeria a better place, Senator Bruce declares

While lamenting the treatment meted to teachers in the country, he stressed that Nigerian teachers have been denied their rightful status and pride of place in the society. The Union also warned state government not to transfer primary education management to local government adding that states with such plan will witness strike action.

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IOF Deported all 13 Zaytouna-Oliva Women Boat

We will be deported and tragically not allowed back to see our friends in Palestine and Israel. In 2010 Israeli forces killed 10 people after boarding a boat which was trying to break the blockade, imposed after Hamas took power in Gaza nearly a decade ago.

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Iraq requests UN emergency meeting on Turkish troops in north

Jamal said Baghdad wants Turkey to withdraw its troops ahead of a major Iraqi military operation to take back Mosul from Daesh terrorists. Relations between Iraq and Turkey have become strained since late a year ago when Turkey sent unauthorized troops to the region of Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul to train anti-IS fighters there.

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#UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe in hospital following 'brawl'

Independence Party erupted into violence Thursday that left a member of the European Parliament hospitalized with a head injury after an "altercation" at a party meeting. Speaking from the hospital, Woolfe said a CT scan showed that there is no blood clot in his brain, in a statement emailed by the UKIP press office.

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Turkish troops to stay in Iraq despite Baghdad's objections: PM

Iraq has requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the presence of Turkish troops on its territory as a dispute with Ankara escalates. The Turkish military claimed in a statement in early September that its operations in Iraq had eliminated significant numbers of IS forces, including 602 militants, 416 buildings used by IS, 83 armored vehicles and 17 artillery positions.

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Vice presidential debate: Farmvile, interruptions and more interruptions

But Podesta spent more time mopping up after former President Bill Clinton's suggestion ahead of the debate that Obamacare is the "the craziest thing", reiterating that Hillary Clinton supports the law. Many were quick to point out that just last week, during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Trump interrupted Clinton far more than she interrupted him.

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Hurricane Matthew: Storm expected to regain strength as it nears Florida coast

Even before the hurricane, the country was struggling to stem a cholera outbreak that had killed 9000 people since 2010. As the storm passed near the Bahamas capital of Nassau, howling gusts of wind brought down palms and other trees and ripped shingles off the rooftops of many houses.

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Polish parliament rejects plans for total abortion ban

Some members called for the need to save unborn lives. Common Dreams said of the large October 3 protests: "As part of 'Black Monday , ' more than 100,000 protesters [around the country] vowed to boycott work or school". Jarosław Gowin , Poland's minister of science and higher education, said that the protests had "caused us to think and taught us humility ". USA Today reported that the group that initiated the proposal, Stop Abortion , claimed lawmakers betrayed their voters.

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'Budgie Nine' members arrive back in Australia

Jack Walker , staffer to Australia's Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, remained behind with his father John Walker on Thursday night. Their lawyer Shafee Abdullah told the court the men, some of them volunteer lifesavers, didn't "blink an eye" when baring the swimming briefs and were ignorant of how offensive this would be deemed, according to the AAP.

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Hurricane Matthew remains off Florida coast, still Cat 4

Winds of up to 225 kilometers per hour (139 miles per hour) threatened Haiti on Monday evening, as Matthew brought monstrous storm swells of up to 3.3 meters (11 feet) to the impoverished island, forecasters said. Cholera introduced by United Nations peacekeepers is expected to rise in the October rainy season, and the country was due to hold a long-delayed presidential election on Oct 9.

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Eric Trump: My Father Used 'Insane' Tax Laws to His Advantage

The state's registered voters favor Clinton over Trump 60-18 percent on the question of who has the experience to be president. "What is he trying to say: that those of us who pay taxes aren't intelligent?" said poll respondent Yonna McNerney, 41, of Denver.

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Secret warrant from intelligence court reportedly authorized Yahoo email scans

European Union privacy watchdogs are concerned by reports that Yahoo has been secretly scanning its users' email at the request of USA intelligence services. Now a new batch of sources have cropped up with more info, claiming Yahoo performed its spying deeds by tweaking its spam filter, using it to not only look for spam and other unsavory things, but to also keep an eye out for emails coming from a particular terrorist organization.

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Pence says Trump's 'vision' won in Tuesday's debate

But for voters seeking assurances from Pence about Trump's temperament, there was little to cling to. Another key point in Kaine's commentary on police reform was Hillary Clinton's plan to address mental health issues in individuals targeted by law enforcement by providing for additional police training on how to better manage encounters with people who have a history of mental health issues.

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Early voting schedule in Hudson

You can apply online at the Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/. But even if a hack is suspected, or proven, it would likely be impossible to do anything about it.

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Colombia's President Santos pushes ahead to save peace deal

Colombian Presidency/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebels launched a new bid to salvage a failed peace deal Monday after voters rejected an agreement in a referendum that could have ended a conflict that has lasted for half a century.

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Yahoo modified spam filter to spy on users' emails

Earlier this week, we learned that Yahoo had been scanning its entire email service for the Federal Bureau of Investigation using software that was developed by Yahoo in-house. "If that has changed, the executive branch has an obligation to notify the public". The latest information comes from sources speaking with the New York Times , which reports that it talked with several people, two of whom are government officials.

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UN Security Council formally approves Guterres

Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, that Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. "We do, however, fully expect that the new secretary-general will be a feminist secretary-general who puts women's rights and gender equality at the very core of the global agenda", Oxfam worldwide Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said Thursday.

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Explosion in Syria near Turkey border kills at least 20

The Islamic State jihadist group, which has been fighting the rebels and their Turkish allies, said a "soldier of the caliphate" detonated a auto bomb as the rebel fighters were crossing into Syria , US-based monitor SITE Intelligence Group reported.

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Philippines' defence minister says military can manage without U.S. aid

Then addressing the European Union, he said: 'Better choose purgatory, hell is filled up'. "As much as I would like to answer that question, I would leave that to higher authorities", Lacuesta said Tuesday. MANILA U.S. -Philippines ties are going through "bumps on the road" and the Philippine military could manage if treaty ally the United States were to withdraw aid, the defence minister said on Friday.

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US inviting terrorism as a weapon against Russia: Deputy FM

Ryabkov, the deputy foreign minister of Russian Federation, said in response to Kerry's previous warning. Over the last several days, the ceasefire in Syria has teetered on the verge of collapse. The multi-sided civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people, made half the Syrian population homeless, and allowed much of the east of the country to fall into the hands of ISIL jihadists who are enemies of all other sides.

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No mediation required between India, Pakistan, says Kohli

Violating ceasefire again, Pakistani troops on Monday opened fire on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir . The meeting will "evolve a joint response" on Kashmir and the situation along the LoC, Radio Pakistan reported. India also claimed to have performed a "surgical strike" by crossing the disputed boundary.

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At least 20 Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters die in mistaken air strike

They are there, the government says, at the request of President of the Kurdish regional administration, Masoud Barzani, to help train Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga and Sunni fighters. Nevertheless, ISIL remains in firm control of Mosul, which Iraqi officials have vowed to recapture by year's end. As he did with regard to Syria, Erdogan indicated he was particularly troubled by any use of fighters linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a 32-year insurgency inside Turkey and ...

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India financing terrorists in Pakistan: FO

Even as a Pakistani newspaper reported that the Nawaz Sharif government chastised the all-powerful Pakistan army for failing to act against terror, the army chief asserted himself today by calling on the global community "to condemn Indian insinuations and fabrications" about its surgical strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan.

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Israel shells Gaza following rocket; no injuries

Women's Boat to Gaza initiative was started by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition that was founded in 2010. A well-known South African feminist activist is among the 13 women detained by Israeli authorities after they tried to use a boat to break the blockade of Gaza.

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Malaysian court lets off Aussies who partied in briefs

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Malaysian authorities have been "very lenient" in releasing the so-called "Budgie Nine" with a warning. "I think they would have learned their lesson more than enough", said their lawyer, Shafee Abdullah. "There's no charge, there's no fine and the boys apologized".

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Colombian President Announces New National Peace Dialogue With FARC

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), with whom a historic peace deal was signed just last week, announced that it is interested in continuing to honor the deal. Following the result, peace researchers dropped Colombia from a list of favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize. But that prospect is all but dead after the referendum defeat, experts said.

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Wing part found in Mauritius confirmed to be part of MH370: Malaysia

Two pieces of plane debris were previously confirmed as being from the missing jet. The finding was also confirmed by Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai. "It does not, however, provide information that can be used to determine a specific location of the aircraft". But any new search would require more funding; Malaysia , Australia and China said in July that the United States dollars 160 million hunt will be suspended once the current stretch of ocean is exhausted unless new ...

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Hurricane Matthew Could Cause $200 Billion in Damage

To the people who have ignored orders to evacuate, the Governor of Florida and emergency officials, including police departments have already said that during the storm, they will not be able to respond to any calls for help in evacuating people.

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Defence Ministry to brief Parliamentary panel on surgical strikes next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to give the nod for the release. "Engineer Rashid, a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of India-held Kashmir, has warned the media that Indian Army is shooting a fake video of "Surgical Strike" in Leepa valley to authenticate their "fake claim" of surgical strikes".

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Google Pixel Smartphones Introduced And Aiming At Apple And Samsung

Apple has long designed both iPhone hardware and the iOS operating-system software that runs on it. While perhaps not remarkable by themselves, the phones are part of Google's big push into consumer hardware today which also includes Google Home , Google Wi-Fi, Daydream View , and more.

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Kerry says U.S. still in 'pursuit of peace' in Syria

The Syrian regime labels all rebels as terrorists, while the USA separates the rebels - who want to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad - from the groups it identifies as terrorist organizations, such as the al-Nusra Front, which was earlier a part of al-Qaeda.

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Chakrabarti and Abbott handed key jobs in Corbyn shadow cabinet

Lady Chakrabarti carried out a controversial investigation into anti-Semitism in the party, and was made a life peer by Mr Corbyn in the wake of her report. It will go down very badly with the Parliamentary Labour Party. She replaced with Nick Brown , an MP with a reputation as a ruthless enforcer who had held the role under Tony Blair.

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Donald Trump is seriously preparing for next debate

Now, however, vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence made news - and got better reviews! - taking a hard stance against Putin and Russian aggression. "And I'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice, that was my first hire, as we would say in Las Vegas".

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LA sheriff's sergeant killed answering burglary call

The deputy chased the gunman, who ran to Owen's radio vehicle, got in and tried to steal it. "We lost a courageous sergeant today", sheriff's Executive Officer Neal Tyler told a news conference. A separate shooting involving a deputy occurred nearby at about the same time, but the department said the deputy in the second shooting was not injured.


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