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Colombian President wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize in a surprise choice after Colombians voted "No" to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war. "The Norwegian Nobel Committee emphasizes the importance of the fact that President Santos is now inviting all parties to participate in a broad-based national dialogue aimed at advancing the peace process", the Nobel committee stated in a press release issued October 7 from its Oslo, Norway, ...

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Kejriwal again urges Centre to expose Pakistan

While the central BJP had decided a day after the strikes to project the army as the action's chief protagonist and keep the government and the party in the background, the party's rank and file have done exactly the opposite. "There, we should take all measures", the CPI leader said. The Congress party after slamming Nirupam initially held a press conference maintaining that such surgical strikes were not new, and detailing three occasions under its rule when the Indian Army had gone across ...

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Russian Federation threatens to veto French UN resolution on Aleppo

Such a cease-fire would be "open to discussion", but Ayrault said two demands were absolute. Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have stepped up an offensive on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo in the most lethal bombardment in almost six years of war, with conflict monitors citing attacks on hospitals and water supplies.

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There's no rest for Donald Trump - but don't call it debate prep

Trump also told the New York Post's Page Six that he does not plan to bring up Bill Clinton's sexual history during the debate, something he had threatened to do if Hillary Clinton continues to bring up the disparaging comments he has made about women over the years.

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Moscow Endorses de Mistura's Withdrawal of Jabhat al-Nusra from East Aleppo

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov enters a hall for his meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Russian Federation launched its air campaign in Syria a year ago, turning the tide of the war and helping Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces win back key territory.

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Kerry Faults Russia For Prolonging Syria Conflict

The monitoring group says more than 400 civilians have been killed in and around Aleppo since the collapse of a US and Russian-brokered cease-fire two weeks ago, mainly in the rebel-held east of the embattled city. "I want to be very, very clear to everybody: We are not giving up on the Syrian people", Kerry added, according to CNN. He added: "Together, the Syrian regime and Russian Federation have rejected diplomacy and chosen instead to continue their pursuit of a military victory over the ...

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Recording of Trump making lewd comments about women surfaces

Trump is heard saying he "did try and f-k her". It was unclear when the events he was describing took place. The tape was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania . "Grab them by the p****". A spokeswoman for " Access Hollywood " declined immediate comment. "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago", Trump said.

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U.S. suspends cooperation with Russian Federation on Syria cease-fire

On the ground, Assad's forces advanced on rebels during intense street fighting in the opposition-held east of Aleppo city, which Russian Federation has been accused of bombing indiscriminately including targeting its hospitals. The Fatah al-Sham Front, previously known as the Nusra Front, announced the death of Ahmed Salama Mabrouk shortly after the Pentagon said the US had targeted a prominent member of the group in Syria.

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Kerry Says Russia Should Face War Crimes Investigation, Of Some Sort

Earlier US secretary of state John Kerry said Russian Federation and Syria should face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians. The Russian text, obtained by Agence France-Presse, "urges immediate implementation of the cessation of hostilities, in particular in Aleppo" and demands deliveries of humanitarian aid.

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11 detained after interception of Gaza-boat by Israel

Others on board include Norther Ireland's Mairead Maguire , the 1976 Nobel Peace laureate, retired US Army Colonel Ann Wright and Fauziah Hasan, a Malaysian doctor. "We strongly condemn the Israeli aggression against the worldwide flotilla that tried to break the illegal siege imposed by Israel on 1". Israel targeted a series of Hamas posts in Gaza in response.

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Alleged beer-throwing Blue Jays fan turns himself in

Tyler Smith, a lawyer for Pagan, spoke to the media Thursday, saying his client was going to wait until court to have his say. "On the heels of one of the most competitive and exhilarating baseball games in our club's history, it is extremely unfortunate that the irresponsible actions of one individual would detract from the game on the field, and tarnish an otherwise memorable night", the club said in a statement.

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Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria

They are beyond the accidental. He accused Russian Federation and Syria of undertaking a targeted strategy to "terrorize civilians ". Meanwhile, rebels continued the shelling of residential areas of government-held western Aleppo, where dozens of people have also been killed since the end of a ceasefire two weeks ago.

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Clinton isn't preparing for debate - she's resting

And I'm getting a lot of credit, because that's really my first so-called choice. Undocumented immigrants, Trump says, are receiving fast-tracked USA citizenship so they can vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Trump's campaign denies the allegation. During an interview, Mike Pence was pressured to give his opinion on Donald Trump claiming to want to ban Muslims in the past.

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Increased activity detected in North Korean missile launch site

North Korea has been hit by five sets of United Nations sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006. In March, North Korea's Central News Agency said that Pyongyang is ready to turn President Park Geun-hye and her office into "a sea of flames and ashes", with its large-caliber multiple launch rocket system.

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Veep Debate Sinks From Past Highs, Pulls Under 40 Million Viewers

Republican pollster Frank Luntz said a focus group he conducted during and after the debate gave the nod to Pence . "When he builds hotels, he buys the steel and aluminum, not from Pennsylvania, not from other places in the United States, but he buys steel and aluminum from China", Kaine said.

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SC governor plans evacuation order

Maximum sustained winds were 140 miles per hour, making Matthew a risky Category 4 storm. Some residents have boarded buses at the Savannah Civic Center headed for inland Georgia and SC, while others have sought refuge at downtown hotels.

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How Rich Do You Have to Be to Not Pay Taxes?

She said people are tiring of the constant Trump vs. Clinton battle. Questions remain over how many Americans will get out and vote on November 8. Bash also asked Trump's son if he's ever seen his father's tax returns , a question Eric Trump also tried to dismiss but eventually answered. Trump used an appearance before military veterans in Virginia to pound the former secretary of state once more for handling classified information via a "basement" private email server.

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UKIP leader Diane James resigns after 18 days

Although the June 23 vote represented success in UKIP's 25-year quest to see Britain leave the European Union, it also triggered the resignation of its leader Nigel Farage and an existential crisis about what its new long-term mission should be.

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Efforts on to secure release of Indian soldier in Pak

There were reports of two civilians suffering minor injuries in the firing and shelling. "Pakistani troops are befittingly responding to Indian unprovoked firing, at Nezapir sector, which started at 1130 hrs", ISPR said. The Sep 18 raid on the Uri army base by militants hurling grenades left 19 Indian soldiers dead in the worst such attack in more than a decade. The attack came barely three days after India conducted surgical strikes at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir ...

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Delhi Deputy CM summoned in DCW recruitment scam

ACB Chief M K Meena confirmed that the Sisodia has been summoned and he will be questioned on October 14. The Aam Aadmi Party minister will have to appear before the anti-graft unit on October 14. On September 21, Maliwal was served a notice by the ACB, informing her that she would be questioned on September 29. Earlier, the ACB had also named chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the FIR.

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US VP Debate: Nominees Wasted No Time to Attack Trump, Clinton

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee declared Pence the victor hours before the debate even started. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined Senate hopeful Russ Feingold and other Democrats Friday in Madison to slam Republicans' restrictions on voting in Wisconsin, while lambasting Republican nominee Donald Trump as a "con man" and "bully".

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Hurricane Matthew latest photos from Florida, Haiti and Cuba

President Obama and governors in Florida , Georgia, and SC all declared states of emergency as thousands of flights were canceled, and some interstate highways were turned into one-way routes to speed up the flow of traffic. If you are in an area that may be impacted by the storm, we urge you to follow the guidance of your local emergency managers and check hurricanes.gov on a regular basis for the latest advisories.

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Matthew hammers Florida as Jacksonville braces for impact

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Florida on Friday with howling winds and rolled northward up the US Atlantic coast. The National Hurricane Center said Matthew is moving toward the north-northwest, and expected to continue that path, with it hitting the coasts of Georgia and SC on October 8.

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Ball bowls England to dramatic win

The Tigers, who knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup, appeared to be cruising to victory when Kayes brought up his century alongside former skipper Shakib Al Hasan (79 off 55). England slowed down after the departures of Duckett and Stokes but Buttler kept up the momentum, taking his side past the 300-run mark. Like Stokes, Buttler too started slowly but three sixes and two fours in the space of seven balls helped him to a 33-ball fifty before he was finally out for 63 off 38 ...

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Supreme Court takes eight new cases, no action on Redskins' appeal

The justices said they would hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling previous year that sided with the Portland-based Asian-American rock band in its free-speech challenge to part of the 1946 law governing federal trademarks.

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Hurricane Matthew Pounds Florida's East Coast

Around $400,000 was sent in aid to Haiti and Jamaica from the US. Then you have a Fujiwhara Effect and it's rare. Nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses were without power late Friday as Hurricane Matthew blasted Florida , Georgia and North and SC, electric companies said.

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Russian Federation set to veto United Nations resolution to stop Aleppo bombing

Kerry said on Friday that Syrian forces struck another hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100. Meeting at the State Department with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Kerry told reporters that "Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, and medical facilities, and women and children".

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'Wow, Really!?' Beck Slams Kaine, Pence After Debate

The Clinton and Trump campaigns are so polarized, there's not much room for waffling among them. In an added dose of unpredictability, the format allows the candidates to move around the stage, putting them in unusually close proximity. I'm sure that the Trump campaign is not happy with that debate. Trump celebrated a strong debate performance by Pence, the governor of IN, and said his running mate had won on style and on the issues.

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US accuses Russia, Syria of war crimes; France seeks UN vote

Kerry said hospitals and other civilian facilities in Aleppo were being targeted purposely. He accused Russian Federation and Syria of undertaking a targeted strategy to "terrorize civilians ". Do you, yes or no, want a ceasefire in Aleppo? The US also wanted Russian Federation to join in the campaign against extremist groups like IS. At the current rate of fighting, Mr Ayrault claimed, "Aleppo will be totally destroyed by Christmas".

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Thousands Without Power As Hurricane Matthew Moves Through

Thirteen Lincoln Electric System employees began driving to Vero Beach, Florida, Thursday afternoon to pitch in on what likely will be Herculean efforts to restore the power infrastructure threatened by the massive storm. The company said it has a workforce of more than 15,000 ready to respond to the storm, including FPL employees and workers from other utilities and electrical contracting companies.

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Pakistan warns of alarming human devastation in occupied Kashmir

Army suffered no casualties in the incident. The remarks from the minister came as India and Pakistan are locked in an unprecedented diplomatic acrimony and border tension after the September 18 terror attack on a military base in Kashmir's border town of Uri that killed 19 soldiers.

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Philippines tells United States no joint patrols in South China Sea

The Philippine military can manage without USA aid, the defence minister said on Friday, after President Rodrigo Duterte said the United States and the European Union should withdraw their assistance if they were unhappy with his drugs war.

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Peres family: 'The loss we feel today belongs to all of Israel'

HUNTSVILLE, AL- Israel and the world are honoring Shimon Peres as a visionary and a fighter for peace. His son, former president George W. Bush, said Peres led his country "with a deep and abiding concern for his people and a commitment to freedom and peace".

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Pelle expelled from Italy squad

The 31-year-old was replaced by Ciro Immobile before walking directly past his manager's outstretched hand. A statement from the national team read: " Azzurri head coach Giampiero Ventura, with the full support of the FIGC, has chose to drop Graziano Pelle from the Italy squad for the match against FYR Macedonia in Skopje on Sunday, October 9 due to the player's disrespectful behaviour when he was substituted during yesterday's match against Spain".

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Duterte wants to liberate Philippines from US shackles: DFA chief Yasay

The president of the Philippines just received his report card for his first 100 days in office, and it's "very good". The situation, Yasay explained, compelled Duterte to realign PH foreign policy. That's the subliminal message, I was told, when he openly grouses that at least China is offering to help in the Philippines' war on drugs - even if only in building drug rehab facilities.


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