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Adv Dali Mpofu pledges his allegiance to the protesting students

South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas at student protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday as authorities tried to re-open the prestigious Wits University after weeks of demonstrations. "Anyone caught contravening any university rule or court interdict‚ or infringing on the rights of others‚ will immediately be held accountable for their actions‚ and may face criminal charges‚" Wits vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib said in a statement.

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Russian Attacks on Aleppo Beg for War Crimes Probe, John Kerry Says

Meanwhile, the UN's Syria envoy has warned that Syria and Russian Federation may destroy eastern Aleppo, where 275,000 civilians reside, by year's end. "Iraqi Shia militias have been operating on the ground since 2013, but Harakat al-Nujuba was the first to announce that it was operating in Aleppo.

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HK democracy activist detained on arrival in Thailand

Wong says his passport confiscated soon after arriving in Bangkok on a flight from Hong Kong. Occupy movement leader and activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been detained by the Thai authorities in Bangkok , according to his political party.

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Donald Trump campaign manager left speechless when asked about Trump's tax returns

Less than half of Tennesseans plan to vote for Donald Trump this November, but that's still more than enough support for the Republican businessman to carry the state. Trump Organization Executive V.P. Eric Trump weighed in on The New York Times report and Donald Trump's tax plan. A new CBS news poll reveals that 36 percent of Americans now think worse of the GOP nominee.

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Flash flood watch issued for eastern NC as Hurricane Matthew moves north

The Fort Lauderdale and Orlando airports shut down, and some cruises were being rerouted. The last major hurricane, classified as a storm bearing sustained winds of more than 110 miles per hour (177 kph), to make landfall on US shores was Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

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Russia faces UN Security Council showdown

Just days after the cease-fire went into effect, a military airstrike killed several members of a humanitarian aid convoy delivering supplies near the hotly contested northern city of Aleppo. Russian permanent representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin addresses United Nations Security Council during an emergency meeting on the situation the situation in Syria, at the UN headquarters in NY.

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Poland: Women force historic U-turn on proposed abortion ban

Terminations are now permitted in Poland, where 87 per cent of the population identify as Catholic, only when the life of the foetus is under threat, when there is a grave threat to the health of the mother, or when the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.

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Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize For Discoveries On Strange Forms Of Matter

Professor Kosterlitz, who is now a visiting fellow at Aalto University in Finland, told the Associated Press he was "still trying to take it in". Importantly, objects can only have integer numbers of holes - zero, one or two, for example, but never a hole and a half.

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Moody's says Colombia peace deal rejection is credit-negative

Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez, better known as Timochenko, said the rebels would continue to abide by a bilateral ceasefire agreed with the government. Instead of winning by an nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday as pre-election polls had predicted, those favoring the accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia lost by a razor-thin margin, 49.8 percent to 50.2 percent for those against the deal.

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Ceasefire violations to avenge terrorists killed by Indian Army

During the press briefing, Kirby once again stated that India and Pakistan should indulge in dialogue on the issue of Kashmir . Sartaj Aziz also said that worldwide community accepts that Kashmir issue is disputed. "But I can assure you, had there been any surgical strikes, Pakistan would have responded immediately and proportionately". Meanwhile, two global positioning system (GPS) sets, two wireless sets with code sheets of the kind used by Muridke-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror ...

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US Calls for War Crimes Investigation of Russian Federation over Aleppo Bombings

He accused Russian Federation and Syria of undertaking a targeted strategy to "terrorise civilians". Kerry had attempted negotiations with Russian Federation for counterterrorism measures in Syria. Russian Federation launched its air campaign in Syria a year ago, reversing the tide of war and helping Mr Assad's forces make significant territorial gains.

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Hurricane Matthew stalks Florida coast

Reuters reports that the death toll in Haiti is rapidly rising, with tallies from civil protection officials suggesting that at least 339 people have been killed. Most of the roughly 400 residents on the Daufuskie Island, 3 miles (5 km) offshore, heeded evacuation orders and left, Haley said. The whole city was eerily empty under darkly menacing skies.

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Nobel Prize boosts Colombian leader's pursuit of peace

NK World, Havana, Oct 8: Colombia's government and FARC guerrilla force have agreed to set up a "rapid and effective" process to "quickly" salvage a hard-won peace deal that was nevertheless rejected at the polls. This is particularly surprising, as there is a long precedent of handing out the peace prize as a joint affair: In 1973, Henry Kissinger shared the award with Vietnam's Le Duc Tho for supporting the Paris Peace Accords, the deal that ostensibly brought a cease-fire to the Vietnam ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: most Labour MPs should not fear deselection

But critics said he should extend an olive branch by allowing MPs to elect the shadow cabinet and stamping out any threat of de-selections for those seen as disloyal. He added: "Together, arguing for the real change this country needs I have no doubt that this party can win the next election whenever Theresa May decides to call it and form the next government".

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Belgium shows class with 4-0 win over Bosnia in WCup qualis

Eden Hazard made it 2-0 three minutes later, Toby Alderweireld made 3-0 on the hour mark, and Romelu Lukaku completed the rout with ten minutes to go. Petros Mantalos, wearing a black protective face mask, added the second just before the break, after goalkeeper Konstantinos Panagi carelessly rolled out the ball.

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World leaders farewell 'giant' Peres

In many ways, he said that Peres reminded him of other giants like Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth, leaders "who speak with depth and knowledge, not in sound bites". That was a testament to the wide reach of Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was his country's strongest advocate for ending the conflict in the Middle East.

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Ryan 'sickened' by Trump's comments; Kirk says quit race

He had suggested he'd share the stage with Trump as well, when asked about speculation that he might avoid a photo-op. Trump had a debate tune-up of sorts on Thursday night when he fielded pre-screened questions from an invited audience in New Hampshire.

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Nine Aussies who stripped at Malaysian Grand Prix walk free from court

The nine were detained Sunday after they partied in Budgy Smuggler-brand swimsuits decorated with the Malaysian flag and drank beer from shoes in full view of thousands of spectators at the Sepang track after Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the race.

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Russian Federation faces United Nations showdown over Aleppo siege

It also welcomes United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal for the group to leave Aleppo in exchange for a halt to Russian and Syrian government bombardment and asks Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present a plan to the council to implement it.

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USA formally accuses Russian Federation of mounting cyber-attacks

Russian officials called the hacking allegations "some kind of nonsense" and said the war crimes talk was simply an effort to divert attention from America's own failure to uphold a cease-fire in the bloody war. "Nevertheless, DHS continues to urge state and local election officials to be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance from DHS", including risk assessments, information sharing and "hygiene" scans of computer systems, the agencies said.

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Kerry says United States still in 'pursuit of peace' in Syria

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meanwhile called on the USA and Russian Federation to resume talks on a Syria truce. For its part, the Russian foreign ministry said Moscow has "the impression" that "in its efforts" to obtain the wished-for regime change in Damascus, Washington was "ready for a pact with the devil - an agreement to forge an alliance with real terrorists".

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Indian police seek kingpins in tax scam aimed at Americans

Police say the people in India who were arrested were running a fake call center for a year. "The nine alleged bogus call centers were located at three different locations, seven in a business park off Western Express Highway, one in a bungalow in Mira Road and one in a small shop in a residential building of the suburb".

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Trump Camp Turns Bill Clinton's 'Crazy System' Obamacare Remark Into Ad

Donald Trump will hold a rally in Cincinnati next week. Her husband and former President Bill Clinton drew some unnecessary controversy by calling President Obama's health care legislation the "craziest thing in the world" this week.

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India to seal its border, LoC with Pakistan by December 2018

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says resolution unanimously passed by the joint session of parliament on the Kashmir issue will be circulated to Pakistan's foreign missions for sharing with the host countries. This included aggressive diplomatic moves to isolate Pakistan and a military configuration that suggested air strikes as the preferred mode of action.

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US Secretary of State calls for war crime investigation into Russia, Syria

Such acts, he said, "beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes". Human rights groups have accused Syria and Russian Federation of killing thousands in their assault on Aleppo, Syria's largest city. The Observatory said insurgent shelling had killed 15 people in Aleppo over the past 24 hours. At the current rate of fighting, Mr Ayrault claimed, "Aleppo will be totally destroyed by Christmas".

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Kashmir: Three Heavily Armed Pak Terrorists Attack Army Camp, All Gunned Down

The editorial said the mass evacuation in Punjab's border belt "has been badly resented by the local people who face dislocation and disruption of their livelihood". "We are engaged in eliminating the terrorism infrastructure from our soil and foil nefarious designs of our enemies", he said. As neighbours, we should live permanently.

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Russia REJECTS Aleppo ceasefire as tensions with USA heighten

The vote was unanimous, a show of support for Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. " These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes . United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura on Thursday urged the group's estimated 900 fighters inside the city to leave in exchange for a halt to Russian and Syrian government bombardment.

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Hurricane Matthew: A 'potentially disastrous' storm that looks ominous from space

While the hurricane was weakening quickly, several northeastern Florida cities, including Jacksonville, were still in harm's way, along with communities farther up the coast. He said flooding is likely throughout central and eastern portions of the state. Forecasters say Matthew still packs wind speeds of almost 150 kilometres per hour coupled with torrential rains which could bring local accumulations of 300 milimetres.

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Hurricane Matthew slams Florida coast; 3 deaths reported

More than 12 million people in the United States were under hurricane watches and warnings, according to the Weather Channel. The storm had cut power to some 600,000 households in Florida, he told a news conference. Two women died in Florida as the hurricane hit. At 11 a.m., Matthew was centered about 35 miles northeast of Daytona Beach and about 95 miles southeast of Jacksonville.

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Did Kim K invite the $10m robbery on herself?

A spokeswoman for the network said: "Kim's wellbeing is our core focus right now". Her husband, Kanye West, was informed of the emergency during his concert, and abruptly bolted from the stage to tend to his wife and family. On Wednesday, Kourtney posted a passage from her daily prayer book on Twitter seemingly in relation to the robbery, and on Tuesday, Caitlyn Jenner wrote on Instagram , "Love my girl!" Following the terrifying ordeal she flew to NY to be with husband Kanye West ...

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Expected next United Nations chief Guterres feels "gratitude", "humility"

Ban told reporters in Rome that he considers Guterres "a superb choice". EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who entered the race just recently, received five encouraging and eight discouraging votes , including two vetoes from permanent members.

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MH17: Missile Fired From Russia-Backed Rebel Area

The interim report confirmed a Buk missile was launched from a 500m by 600m patch of farmland near Pervomaiskyi in Ukraine, just outside the village of Snizhne in area controlled by Russian separatists. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT ) worldwide prosecuters have concluded the aircraft was destroyed by a Russian-made Buk missile . The missile was sacked from a field in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

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Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Korea proposed as missile defense base

In July, Seoul and Washington picked the Seongsan missile base in the city of Seongju to host the THAAD. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of various missile tests, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month.

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Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour can win power with radical platform

In a far more confident speech after he increased his mandate as leader, Corbyn insisted a radical programme at the next election could lead to electoral success, warning that election could come as soon as next year. Labour's defence spokesman has said the party's position should not change before the next election. Mr Khan said: "We are talking to business leaders, businesses, business representatives to see what we can do to make sure London doesn't lose out on the talent, the ...

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Early voting in Princeton for Presidential Election

Jefferson County Director of Elections Diane Gribble said with the large number of hours available for voting, voters should have plenty of time to cast their ballots. "We are turning out more of our low propensity voters than Republicans", eh said, observing that winning elections is about winning in the margins. Get breaking news right in your inbox.


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