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Russia: US hacking allegations are a political game

Many of these attacks can be traced to USA territory. "All of us should be gravely concerned when a foreign power like Russian Federation seeks to undermine our democratic institutions", he said. "We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities", it added.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife too resigns from BJP

BJP MLA from Punjab Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party. Her resignation comes over a month after Sidhu floated the new outfit, Awaaz-e-Punjab, and a series of flip-flops over this forum. There had been speculations about the former cricketer joining hands with the Aam Aadmi Party but it was ruled out after he lashed out at its national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

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Hungarian refugee vote set to fail as Orban downplays turnout

Hungary has not accepted a single refugee allocated under the scheme and instead joined Slovakia in filing a legal challenge against it. This year Hungary recorded around 18,000 illegal border crossings.Orban's hardline approach on migration has won allies in Central Europe.

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United Nations chooses ex-prime minister of Portugal as new leader

The unanimous Security Council backing for Guterres for a five-year term from 1 January followed an informal vote on Wednesday during which 13 of the 15 members supported his candidacy and none of the five veto-holding powers blocked him.

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When Will My Power Be Back? Today Or Tomorrow, Says FPL

Gould says outages could have been more widespread and wait times, longer, if FPL hadn't invested $2 billion in infrastructure improvements since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Currently, there are 5, 470 power outages in Palm Beach County and 14,170 power outages in Martin County. The hurricane's high winds and heavy rain, which could last for up to two days, are expected to damage electric lines and equipment, causing power outages.

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Billy Bush under fire over vulgar Trump tape

He later tweeted he would not yield the GOP nomination under any circumstances: "The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly - I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!" "You said Trump is wrong about categorically saying Muslims can't get into this country", he said to Pence.

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Clown threats, sightings pop-up across Chicago area, NW Indiana

He backed up his report with a picture posted on his own Facebook page of the reported clown running away. The nature of the threats was not revealed, and officials have not disclosed how many phone calls and social media posts they've received about such threats.

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Stephen Colbert's Kitten Debate Focus Group Is What You Need Right Meow

He went especially hard at Rudy Giuliani, who called Trump a genius for mismanaging his Atlantic City casinos and losing hundreds of millions of dollars. Trump is a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required", the statement read.

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Germany's Merkel calls for more support for Africa

Ms May also signalled she is prepared to prioritise immigration controls over single market access. According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the closing of the Balkan route does not solve the crisis in the long-term. Merkel's comments come just days after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would trigger by March 2017 the two-year talks to quit the European Union.

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President Obama says Shimon Peres 'never saw his dream of peace fulfilled'

The US president led tributes to the elder statesman as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem , Israel.

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Palestinian hands still extended for peace with Israel: Abbas

The subtle criticism came as Obama winds down an eight-year tenure marked by continuous friction with Israel's conservative prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , whom he sat next to at Friday's service. "He went on to quote Peres: "'The Jewish people weren't born to rule another people, ' he would say. The presence of Abbas yesterday also threatens to work against him at home.

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Professor: American killed in Ethiopia had bright future

She had a attractive smile, a successful career path and a husband who worked with her in UC Davis' plant biology department. "And these problems were current problems affecting Ethiopian farmers, African farmers, and, of course, the world".

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Prosecutors accuse man of killing son in overheated auto

Cooper - who did not live to his 2nd birthday - died from hypothermia. Harris is charged with murder after his toddler son died two years ago while left in the back of a hot SUV. The trial is expected to last 4-6 weeks. While the case centers on Cooper's death, prosecutors plan to introduce evidence to support allegations that the churchgoing 35-year-old regularly sought sexual fulfillment outside his marriage and maintained a sordid online presence.

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Justin Timberlake Remembers Arnold Palmer in a Touching Tribute

His personality, his unusual swing, his aggressiveness". Player said in a statement . Palmer, nicknamed "The King" of golf, died Sunday in Pittsburgh of heart complications. A public farewell will be held in Latrobe next Tuesday after the Ryder Cup. They helped make the sport popular around the world. He was equally successful in business off with golf course design, a wine collection and apparel that included his famous logo of an umbrella.

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Protest planned at Los Angeles police meeting

In the Snell video, the teenager can be seen running through a strip mall parking lot and then walking past storefronts as he approaches the surveillance camera. One woman who said her son had been killed by police threatened to kill officers herself. According to relatives, the home where Snell was shot was also where he lived.

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Clown Sightings Reported in SoCal Prompt Advisories, Warnings From Local Law Enforcement

Clown culture has always been around even before the internet age. "We do this for a reason". Ballard says there's a difference between those trying to scare people and professionals like her. "You know? You're ruining my job and other actors' [jobs] around the world". Diana's 21-year-old son Seth also does clowning. "He's not going to have to make any more money", she said.

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Trump pledges to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

During Sunday's meeting with Netanyahu, Trump pledged to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if elected president, which would break with decades of precedent and put the United States at odds with most UN member countries.

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Obama leads tributes to Peres as Israeli statesman laid to rest

He was 93 years old. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 alongside Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and President of the Palestinian National Authority, Yasser Arafat for their work which led to the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

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Polish PM, lawmakers abandon support for abortion ban after mass protests

Poland's attempt to restrict abortion is just the latest in a series of efforts by conservative lawmakers throughout the world to limit women's control over their reproductive health. Its MPs voted unanimously in favour of passing them to the next stage of the legislative process, scrutiny by a parliamentary committee. Lawmakers will then vote on whether to reject it outright or whether to return it to the commission level for further consideration.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Throws Out Abortion Law

The court, opening its term that runs through June, convened as usual on the first Monday in October, although three of the eight justices were absent to observe the Jewish new year holiday. The justices also declined to review the case of Ivan Teleguz, who claims his trial lawyers were inadequate. The Supreme Court announced today that it would not take up an appeal by the Washington Redskins concerning the constitutionality of a federal law that directs the United States Patent and ...

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SABMiller shareholders back biggest takeover deal in United Kingdom history

Investment firm Ash Park Capital also reportedly wrote to other SAB investors in August urging them to join it in voting against the deal, with Swiss firm Vontobel also thought to be planning to shun AB InBev's offer. SABMiller inched up 0.09% to 4,469 pence in London, valuing the whole of its equity at £72.5 billion. The deal has raised some concerns among craft brewers , who worry they will now have a harder time expanding their operations overseas: The new monster company's global ...

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LAPD releases security camera video in fatal police shooting

The family of Reginald Thomas gathered to share witness accounts of the death of Thomas at a press conference in front of the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Oct. Police have said the 45-second clip is the only footage they have so far showing Snell. The board of civilian overseers convened at midmorning and was later called off after demonstrators interrupted speakers and shouted for Beck's resignation.

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European Parliament ratifies Paris climate deal

So far, 62 nations accounting for nearly 52 percent of global emissions have ratified. New Zealand's ratification underlines its commitment to the climate action plan it submitted as part of the Paris Agreement , committing it to delivering a 30 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions against 2005 levels by 2030.

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'I've never described Nawaz or Altaf as traitor'

Bilawal also urged the JUI-F chief to persuade Prime Minister Sharif to order an inquiry into the Panama Leaks. The PPP delegation comprised Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah in the National Assembly, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Faisal Kareem Kundi and Senator Farhatullah Babar.

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Obama, World Leaders Mourn Former Israeli Prime Minister & President Shimon Peres

U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headlined a long list of world leaders who converged on Israel's national cemetery, Mount Herzl, for the event. President Reuven Rivlin spoke prior to Netanyahu, calling Peres a true visionary, patriot, and a "man of deeds" who worked tirelessly for the Jewish State.

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UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe in serious condition after 'altercation' with colleague

Woolfe - the front-runner to be the next leader of the right-wing euroskeptic UKIP - suffered seizures and lost consciousness after clashing Thursday with another UKIP member of the European Parliament during a party meeting at the parliament's building in France.

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Assange announces release of further WikiLeaks publications

WikiLeaks has published 10 million documents over the past decade, including top-secret US State Department cables, saying they revealed "covert operations and cover-ups". But Assange appeared to quash that narrative on Tuesday, declaring: The idea that "we intend to harm Hillary Clinton, or I intend to harm Hillary Clinton, or I don't like Hillary Clinton, all those are false".

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Pakistan makes nuclear promise over Indian aggression

Tensions between the longtime rivals have spiked over a recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that New Delhi has blamed on Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Aziz said Islamabad would seek arbitration if India raised its use of water from the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab rivers with a commission that monitors the Indus Water Treaty .

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Pakistan pledges $500 million in assistance to Afghanistan

A European Union (EU) donors conference - which was attended by over 70 countries, including India, and some 20 worldwide organisations - held in Brussels pledged $1.35 billion on Wednesday in support of the Afghanistan democracy and stability process, an official said.

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Deported: Joshua Wong Flies Back to Hong Kong

Wong's Demosisto colleague, 23-year-old Nathan Law , who last month became Hong Kong's youngest lawmaker, told Agence France-Presse: "It is quite shocking that we still can not connect with him for this long period of time". Urging Wong's immediate release, Sophie Richardson, China director of Human Rights Watch, said his arrest "sadly suggests that Bangkok is willing to do Beijing's bidding".

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Government shutdown avoided after Congress passes short-term spending bill

However, it did give money to Zika research and Louisiana flooding. Members of Congress are heading back to their home districts early after the bill passed 342 to 85 in the House on Wednesday evening, hours after clearing the Senate by a vote of 77 to 21.

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Trump issues rare apology after video emerges

In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with Billy Bush, then host of NBC's " Access Hollywood ", ahead of a segment they were about to tape . In a statement released by his campaign shortly after the " Access Hollywood " video broke, Trump said: "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago".

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MH17 investigation holds Russian Federation responsible

Russia's defence ministry on Monday released what it claimed were new radar images showing that there was no missile fired from rebel-held territory on that day, which contradicted some of its earlier declarations. Global prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 are set to release their findings Wednesday. "This conclusion is based largely on forensic investigation", an investigator said.

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Migrants end protest march, to return to Serbia

After a night under heavy autumn rain, around half the 300 who set out chose to return to Belgrade, while the remainder hunkered down under police guard at a petrol station outside the town of Indjija, some 50 km north of Belgrade. There are some 6,000 migrants stuck in Serbia after Hungary this summer introduced strict limits to their crossing into the EU-member country and reinforced its razor-wire fence with heavy border patrols.

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Kim Kardashian Bound and Held at Gun Point in Paris Robbery

If the traumatic robbery that Kim Kardashian was a victim is much talk, there is remaining strangely silent: the members of his family! The robbers were mainly after jewelry, the friend said, and in particular the $4 million ring Kardashian recently received from Kanye, which was reportedly part of the haul.


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