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Pakistan, India continue to exchange fire at LoC

India responded to that attack with what it called surgical strikes of its own on September 28 and 29. "Indian troops yet again resorted to unprovoked firing after midnight at the Line of Control (LoC) in Iftikharabad sector and Pakistani troops befittingly responded", Pakistan's military said in a statement yesterday, adding the exchange ended in the morning.

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Yemeni officials indicate over 140 people killed in airstrike

The White House has been hesitant to condemn Saudi Arabia's actions in Yemen, but there have been indications of growing discomfort with continuing to support the war. The spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, Ned Price said the collaboration of the USA with Saudi Arabia over investigations is "not a blank cheque".

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Ban Continues on Women at Haji Ali Shrine Sanctum Sanctorum in Mumbai

The next hearing is scheduled for October 17. "But if you are allowing some to go beyond a point while others are not, it is a problem". The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the entry of women in Haji Ali Dargah till October 17 after the dargah management said that it would come out with a progressive stand in two weeks.

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Guterres vows to 'serve most vulnerable' as United Nations chief

The UN Security Council is poised to formally back Guterres later on Thursday as the world body´s next secretary general . "To describe what I feel at the present moment, two words are sufficient: gratitude and humility", Guterres said in a brief speech to the media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon.

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Russia Dismisses US Hacking Allegations as 'Election Campaign Instrument'

The two leading candidates for president, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, have frequently clashed over how best to respond to Putin and his increasingly assertive foreign policies. The statement, however, stopped short of accusing Russian Federation in the recent cyber attacks on state election databases. In 2015, Obama announced sanctions against North Korea for hacking into Sony Pictures.

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N.J. Lawmakers Send Christie Gas-Tax Increase to Fund Roadwork

The bill passed 24-14 in the Senate and 45-27 in the Assembly, with critics from both sides of the aisle arguing against the plan on the floor. While our local members of the state Senate and General Assembly from Ocean County did not vote to raise the gas tax , a majority of their colleagues did, doubtlessly setting into motion a chain of events that will make life more hard for struggling families statewide, add to the crushing burden of New Jersey's taxation and sky-high ...

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Angela Merkel: no United Kingdom special deal on free movement

Markus Kerber, leader of Germany's biggest industry group, claimed that maintaining good relations with the rest of the European Union bloc is far more important to Germany than their trade links with Britain. The battle against terrorism is also expected to feature in Merkel's talks with the leaders of all three countries. She said giving a special deal to the United Kingdom would create a "systemic challenge" for the European Union.

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Colorado GOP members abandon Trump, billionaire vows to press on

Trump wrote yesterday on the micro-blogging website Twitter . Trump and Hillary Clinton are squaring off at their second of three debates on Sunday night, which could be the last chance for the Republican nominee to rescue his campaign.

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Closer US-India ties reason for Pakistan's burgeoning ties with Russian Federation

He said one soldier was injured in the attack. The terror launch pads across the border were targeted by the Indian Army last week, inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Hussain informed Lavoy about the "atrocities and human rights violations" in Kashmir, saying the Indian aggression has adversely impacted the security situation in South Asia.

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Boy's killing sparks fresh clashes, curfew in Indian Kashmir

The resolution was moved by Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz, who also condemned the repeated ceasefire violations by India and applauded the unwavering commitment of the armed forces for the country's defense, reports the News International.

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German Police Release Two Detained Suspects in Chemnitz

We do not know where he is and what he's carrying with him. Albakr may have "an Islamist motive", police sources on Saturday told AFP. Police fired a warning shot but were unable to stop him, Bernhardt said, confirming German media reports.

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Canada's new carbon tax: Excessive intervention or not enough?

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall slammed the announcement calling it a " betrayal ". Wall added that the disrespect shown by Trudeau and his government was "stunning". The bureau asserted that Canada needs to develop a "culture of disaster risk reduction that resonates with consumers and engages all levels of government, businesses, and institutions".

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Thousands march in Yemen after over 140 killed in airstrike

Victims were attending a funeral for the father of a minister-part of the Houthi rebel-led government. "In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led coalition", the statement said.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy leader denied entry into Thailand

Wong took an Emirates flight from Hong Kong on Tuesday night and arrived in Bangkok just before midnight local time. Wong had been invited by two prominent Thai universities, Chulalongkorn and Thammasat, to speak at an event on October 6, the anniversary of a bloody 1976 crackdown on student protests in Bangkok by Thai military, police and paramilitary forces.

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Wikileaks releases emails from Clinton campaign chair

Another excerpt in the email shows Clinton suggesting that Wall Street executives are best positioned to write government rules that regulate Wall Street. In an October 2013, speech at the Goldman Sachs AIMS Alternative Investments Symposium, Clinton said that blaming the banking system for the financial crisis was an "oversimplification".

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NHC downgrades Matthew to Category 1 hurricane

The unofficial rainfall totals were staggering: 18 inches in Wilmington , 14 inches in Fayetteville and 8 inches in Raleigh. In another dramatic rescue, a woman with her small child perched on the roof of her auto had to be helped to safety as the waters rose around them, underscoring how quickly Matthew wreaked havoc 100 miles or more inland after sparing much of the Southeastern coast the catastrophic damage once feared.

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Syria conflict to end 'when Russian Federation stops supporting Assad'

According to the statement , the explosion was carried out from the region under control of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front, and Faylaq al-Rahman militant groups. Speaking in Brussels ahead of a donors' conference for Afghanistan, Kerry ventured no new approaches to resolving the Syrian conflict, voicing mostly bitterness that his efforts to engage Russian Federation have brought no progress on the ground.

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California US Senate race is a one-party affair

Democrats have dominated state politics for years. In this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 photo, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, right, does the "dab" at the conclusion of her debate with state Attorney General Kamala Harris in Los Angeles. The race has recently become an unwelcome sight for many Democrats, with the candidates and their campaigns exchanging sharp attacks. Harris said in a statement she was honored by the endorsement of "these California giants" and looked forward to working ...

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Hurricane Matthew bears down on South Carolina

The woman identified herself as Valerie and said she was homeless. The National Hurricane Center placed Matthew's eye at 30 miles ESE of Charleston and moving to the northeast at 12 miles per hour. Numerous traffic lights around the region were also dark or malfunctioning as the sun came up. A large tree from a neighbor's yard fell across the street and landed on power lines and the back portion of the Tanner home.

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New animated Spider-Man show premiering in 2017

Marvel Comics' popular web-slinger superhero returns to his teenage years and his earliest days as a superhero in Marvel's Spider-Man, premiering next year on Disney XD. The series will focus on the hero finding "himself with odd new powers and overwhelming responsibility". Ultimate Spider-Man is set to finish its four-season run in January with a two-part finale entitled "Graduation Day".

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Injured UKIP Legislator Woolfe Released From French Hospital

Mr Woolfe is the favourite for next Ukip leader and thought to be Nigel Farage's favoured successor. Woolfe's team released a statement Saturday indicating that an independent medical team found the bruising on his face to have been caused by something more than a fall or seizure.

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Police fail to capture Syrian bomb attack suspect

German security forces raided an apartment in Chemnitz, a German city near the border of Czechoslovakia. Police on Saturday raided the apartment of 22-year-old Syrian refugee Jaber al-Bakr, discovering "several hundred grams" of "explosive substance more unsafe than TNT" at his residence.

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German police storm second flat in hunt for man planning bomb attack

Even though it was a relatively small quantity, it could have been enough to cause significant damage, Bernhardt said. Three people with links to Albakr, who arrived in Germany previous year as a refugee, have been arrested in Chemnitz. Two other men who were held for questioning have been released. Albakr was living in a neighbourhood of Chemnitz whose communist-era housing estates are home to many recently arrived refugees.

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Nancy O'Dell calls Trump's crass remarks sad, unwarranted

Trump also said: "You know I'm automatically attracted to lovely [women], I just start kissing them". Trump's offensive comments about Alicia Machado were still making waves. Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who had been scheduled to appear alongside Trump on Saturday for the first time in Wisconsin, condemned Trump in a statement late on Friday, the Politico reported.

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Pak markings on grenades, medicines seized from militants in Naugam:Army

She asserted that Jammu and Kashmir "never was and can never be" an integral part of India but is a disputed territory, the final status of which has yet to be determined in accordance with several resolutions of the UN Security Council. Four terrorists were killed in a gun battle with the Army in Naugam sector on Thursday while they were trying to sneak into the Valley from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

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Obama: This Is 'Still a Really Dangerous Hurricane'

As of midday, almost 1 million households in Florida were without power. But it's not as if Matthew - with winds of 110 miles per hour at the center - didn't cause any damage with its powerful winds. There's historic houses everywhere, these huge live oak trees, lots of Spanish moss. At least three towns in the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip reported dozens of people killed, including the farming village of Chantal where the mayor said 86 people died, mostly when ...

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Kohli ton puts India in charge

Ominously, the wicket already appears to be roughing up after Kohli won a seventh consecutive toss at home. He had stayed at the wicket for a total of 539 minutes and also became the first Indian captain to get to the landmark of a double hundred for the second time in his career.

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Trump bragged on hot mic about being able to grope women

Trump bragged about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women who were not his wife on recordings obtained by The Washington Post and NBC News. "I'll admit it", Trump says early in the video. Trump brushed off the severity of the comments in the video. "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago", Trump said in a statement sent to reporters.

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Police say 5 people killed by wrong-way driver in Vermont

In this still image from video provided by WCAX-TV, workers remove vehicles from Interstate 89 early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Williston, Vt ., after a wrong-way driver caused a crash just before midnight that killed multiple people, before stealing a police cruiser, striking several vehicles and injuring several people.

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Russia calls US hacking accusations 'rubbish'

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Kremlin has previously strenuously denied previous claims that Russian officials had anything to do with the attacks on organisations in the US. "The USIC and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assess that it would be extremely hard for someone, including a nation-state actor, to alter actual ballot counts or election results by cyber attack or intrusion", they added.

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Copycat: Threatening clowns seen in United Kingdom, following USA trend

Martin Ruiz said. "It was very creepy". According to police, Thursday morning at Leavitt Middle School in Las Vegas, someone thought it would be amusing to announce there was a clown on campus. People dressed as clowns were involved in a spate of incidents across the United Kingdom prompting police forces to issue warnings about the so-called "clown craze" trend.

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Jayalalithaa Undergoing Lung Decongestion Treatment Apollo Hospital

The Congress vice-president, who arrived in Chennai in a special aircraft, directly drove to the Apollo hospital in the city. Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most powerful and controversial politicians, was admitted to hospital on 22 September.

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Hong Kong activist barred from entering Thailand

Wong was invited by Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Political Science to speak on the 40th anniversary of the bloody crackdown by the Thai army on student protesters. He said he had been surrounded by about 20 Thai security personnel at the Bangkok airport and overheard that he was on some kind of blacklist. "Mr Wong had been active in resistance movements against other foreign governments, and that if such actions were taken within Thailand, they could eventually affect Thailand's ...

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Bale reflects on 'positive' point in Austria

But a point in what should be the toughest away match in the group must go down as a good result. "Whoever finishes above Austria will qualify". "It was a nice surprise to use and worked to help us get that point". He said: "The more games you can play against European players and their style of play the better". "They did not know who I was". "Gareth has always had that long throw", the Wales and Swansea full-back said.

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UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe claims party colleague 'came at me'

Woolfe collapsed and lost consciousness outside the European Union legislature chamber and pictures showed him sprawled face down, still clutching a briefcase on a walkway in the parliament building containing MEPs' offices. "I think it is way too early for us even to consider that", he said. Former deputy chair Suzanne Evans wished the MEP a " speedy recovery ", while rival for the leadership Raheem Kassam cancelled a television appearance.


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