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British pound plummets to new 31-year low

Few noticed, but when Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would once again decide alone how "we label our food" after quitting the European Union it was what many of her pro-Brexit lawmakers had dreamt of. The City, which contributes over 10% of U.K. GDP by most estimates and which fears losing up to 100,000 jobs because of Brexit, has been used to having the ear of government since the days of Margaret Thatcher.

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U.S. accuses Russia, Syria of war crimes; France seeks United Nations vote

Mr Kerry said Syrian forces had hit a hospital outside Damascus overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100. "We are all in favour of fighting terrorism in Syria, but the biggest single killer of innocent civilians in Syria is the Syrian regime, the second biggest killer of innocent civilians in Syria is Russian Federation, and only the third biggest killer is Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra and other terrorists".

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Millions of Iranian Muslims mark heroic deeds of Imam Hussein

Iraqi mourners perform during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. What is most shocking is that extremely young children who are yet to understand the significance of Ashura often end up injuring themselves with razor-sharp flail.

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Mike Pence Calls Reports He Considered Leaving Trump Ticket 'Absolutely False'

The differences between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the futures they promise for the country are stark, Pence said . John McCain, targeted by Trump previous year for his POW status in the Vietnam War ("I like people who weren't captured", Trump said of the Arizona Senator's service) announced Monday that neither he nor his wife would vote for the Republican nominee.

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MA Jinnah Road closed ahead of Muharram processions in Karachi

Several processions were also observed in the other part of the city including Wasan Pura, Raiwind, Batapur, Sodiwal, Islampura, Walled City, Samnabad and other areas. Akbar Khan, Commissioner Hazara, Saeed Khan Wazir, DIG Hazara, Tasleem Khan, deputy commissioner, along with police personnel also visited the traditional routes of procession and expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements.

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Turkish parliament endorses extending state of emergency

Attorney Robert Amsterdam announced the complaint Tuesday, alleging that a network of OH charter schools has engaged in improper relationships with its management company and landlord, with their business subsidiaries and with each other. He says charter schools in OH have been part of a massive real estate scam, and he's turning what he found out about the schools over to the state auditor for further investigation.

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McElwain shocked anyone would think Florida was dodging LSU

I just want to tell you that it's a tough situation. No one wants to see a division victor decided because one program played fewer league games than another. There's the Oct. 29 suggestion, in which Florida and LSU play on Oct. 29 because Florida switches to play Georgia on Oct. 22, its open date. However, Alleva took a stand not only for LSU but likewise for local businesses who would be tremendously hurt by sacrificing a home game in Tiger Stadium.

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Police Warn Against Clown "Pranks"

Police are now asking parents to warn their children of the consequences of trying to frighten people following a spate of "clown" incidents across Yorkshire. There have been numerous incidents in Gloucestershire including an apparent 'killer clown' roaming the streets of Gloucester last night in a tutu. In recent weeks and days, many creepy clown arrests have taken place across the US, with many of those arrested facing charges of making threats against schools or the public in general or ...

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Catholic Church unsure how to tackle Philippines drugs killings

WASHINGTON - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will seek billions of dollars in infrastructure investments from China in the coming months as the country seeks to alter its relationship with Beijing, Philippines Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez said on Saturday.

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Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters, wounds two French soldiers

It is unclear whether the device was detonated by a remote control or a timer . " Drone use by militants and insurgent groups has steadily risen for years as cheap off-the-shelf models have become easily acquired and simple to fly", the Washington Post says.

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Chatham Township to present program on domestic violence

Shepherd's Door Domestic Violence Resource Center will present a Healing Art Exhibit. "He doesn't treat you that way because he's passionate, he is not violent or jealous because he loves you too much, it isn't your fault that he gets angry, you can not love him more or love him better to make him stop", read one of the organizers from a letter written by a survivor of domestic violence.

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German Police Arrest Suspect in Alleged Terror Bomb Plot

Jaber Albakr, 22, asked a Syrian man at a train station for a place to sleep after fleeing officers, so the man took him to his flat and immediately called the cops. According to Germany's interior minister, investigators found three pounds of an "extremely risky explosive" and other materials required for a suicide vest inside Albakr's apartment.

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Republican party on the precipice of civil war, 29 days before election

Talking to WMBM in Miami, Clinton said: "Florida is the key". The emails showed Clinton telling a group that it's acceptable for a president to project differing positions in public and private. Trump, however, showed no signs of backing down. In an unprecedented modern political recoil, some Republican leaders are calling for Trump to step aside as the nominee for the last month of the campaign in an effort to promote vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as the stretch-run ...

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'Bill Clinton Is a Rapist' Protestors Heckle Obama, Clinton

Walt noted in his August column for Chicago Tribune , Trump highlights "three sensible things" about United States foreign policy: first, that the USA should pursue its national interests in the first place; second, that many U.S. Obama calls investing in them and helping them achieve their potential an "American challenge". He acknowledged that 2 percent "doesn't seem like a lot " but said "it would mean trillions of dollars of additional wealth for everybody".

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United Kingdom government must spell out Brexit plans -opposition Labour

Like Bernie Sanders, who shares some of Corbyn's outlook, or Trump - who definitely doesn't - Corbyn is a sign of how the political center ground has eroded. But Corbyn told the BBC on Sunday: "Let's have a democratic discussion and, I think, the vast majority of MPs will have no problem whatsoever". The Labour leader will tell delegates he refuses to "sow division or fan the flames of fear" and will instead tackle the pressure a rising population puts on public services by boosting ...

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Release surgical strikes' proof, subject to security considerations: Congress

He said it was the responsibility of the government to counter baseless propaganda by Pakistan by using "every instrument at the disposal of the Indian state". In the video, he also pointed out that the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian Army on 29th of September 2016, that was denied by Pakistan.

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Blue Jays beat Rangers to win ALDS, Nats tie Dodgers

With the score tied 6-6 with one out and runners on first and second, Canadian Russell Martin started the play with a ground ball to shortstop Elvis Andrus. In the other playoff game played Sunday, Jose Lobaton belted a three-run homer and Daniel Murphy drove in two runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 to knot their series at one game apiece.

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Russian Federation risks pariah status, United Kingdom minister says, urging protests

France had said a day earlier that it wanted the bombardment of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo to be investigated by the International Criminal Court as a war crime, as UN Syria envoy Mistura warned that East Aleppo may be completely destroyed by the end of the year if the bombings continued.

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Shailene Woodley Has Been Released from Jail

Anthony in south-central North Dakota, where construction of the pipeline is taking place. Shailene Woodley had been broadcasting the protest action on Facebook Live, so that her detention could be seen online. Standing Rock Sioux has been trying to protest and take legal action against the project. Woodley was lending support to the indigenous activists who have been on the ground for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline, which they say threatens both the water supply and land ...

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Boy martyred, fresh clashes in Occupied Kashmir

Junaid Ahmad Bhat of Saidpora area here was admitted to a hospital with pellet injuries on Friday. The "culture of impunity" by Indian forces must come to an end, it said, adding there should be a "fair, independent and transparent inquiry into the grave human rights violations" of the Kashmiris.

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[Ticker] UK to accept Calais children

In a statement to MPs in the British parliament, Amber Rudd said: "We are expecting to reach an agreement". She added: "Within these very real constraints we continue to work with the French government and partner organisations to speed up mechanisms to identify, assess and transfer unaccompanied refugee children to the United Kingdom where this is in their best interests".

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Mandzukic stars in Croatia win, Wales held by Georgia

They became ponderous in possession and sloppy in defence, and they were punished when Okriashvili found space in the Welsh penalty area to head in and silence a dumbfounded Cardiff City Stadium. Ben Davies says Wales can not afford to slip up against Serbia next month if they are to keep their World Cup dream alive. To have gained a draw in the tricky environment of Vienna was a great point; to have been held, and outplayed, by a Georgia side who, although better than their world ...

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For some drug users in the Philippines, rehab means making coffins

Up for discussion in the president's visit to China is the potential Chinese investment in a new railway linking Manila with southern Luzon, power grids and other projects. On Monday, he said that when visiting China he wouldn't discuss sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal, a fishing ground China seized in 2012 that is the crux of the China-Philippines territorial dispute.

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How safe are your social media posts?

This summer family members cautioned Kardashian West's younger sister Kylie Jenner about being more circumspect with her postings after she became the target of a stalker. They demanded her jewellery in pidgin English, saying: "Ring, ring, ring!" Kim Kardashian's best friend has revealed that she's not in a good way following her attack in Paris.

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UKIP Frontrunner in 'Serious' Condition after EU Parliament 'Altercation'

Ukip MEP Nathan Gill, who visited Mr Woolfe in hospital, said he was now recovering - but was being kept in for another 48 hours as a precautionary measure. Steven threw the first punch. An image has gone viral showing Mr Woolfe on the ground after collapsing some time after the fracas, while he was voting in Strasbourg's European Parliament.

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Erdogan Restates Turkey's Right to Combat Threats in Syria, Iraq

The court ruling comes as the Iraqi military and allied forces are preparing for a long-anticipated operation to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh. "I want to make it clear that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Western coalition will not allow sectarian domination [of Mosul]".

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German police capture Syrian bomb plot suspect in Leipzig

The decision to raid Al-Bakr's appartment in Chemnitz was made on Friday, when he was seen buying glue in a one-euro-store. Earlier investigators said they found "some 1.5 kilograms of an extremely unsafe explosive" in the suspect's apartment, which state police say was the same used by suicide bombers during the Paris attack in November 2015.

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United Nations envoy urges accountability for Yemen attacks

A Lebanese supporter of the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah group, holds a placard during a protest to show their solidarity with Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis , in front the United Nations headquarters, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct.

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AGF: Nothing wrong with DSS arrest of judges

The raids prompted the Nigerian Bar Association to declare a state of emergency, denouncing the "Gestapo-style" operation and prompting President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman to defend the operation . Leading the debate on his motion, Chinda pointed out that the powers of the DSS as enumerated in section (2)(3) and (6) of the National Security Agencies Act 1986 does not include investigation and prosecution of corruption and abuse of office.

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Uddhav lauds Modi over surgical strikes, but dares BJP to snap alliance

When I called Modi after the surgical strikes were announced, I congratulated him and said that this was the Narendrabhai we wanted. Thackeray dared BJP to break the alliance ahead of the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, asserting that Shiv Sena does not need their support to win the civic polls.

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North Carolina Flooding from Hurricane Matthew Worsens, Death Toll Rises

Hurricane Matthew is a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Making landfall Saturday, Hurricane Matthew brought floods and strong winds to the coastline of SC and North Carolina, pouring rain into an area and bringing a risky storm surge.

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Paul Ryan shouldn't 'waste his time on fighting Republican nominee'

The controversial former host of The Apprentice added: "With the exception of cheating Bernie out of the nom the Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans! ". There was no immediate reaction from McCain, who secured his primary election win in August. After his remarks, Ryan faced angry pushback from fellow Republicans on the call who accused him of throwing the election to Clinton .

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Ryan's office denies he's conceding Trump loss

In Sunday's presidential debate, Trump called Khan's son, Humayun Khan, an "American hero". "Defending Donald Trump is a very tough gig at the moment". But at the same time , this was not a dramatic break from Ryan's past stance on Trump . The move angered some Trump supporters, although Ryan said he would not withdraw his endorsement of the NY businessman.

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Over 870 People Killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

The number of fatalities in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 842 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials.

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At least 20 killed in bombing of Syrian refugee camp near Turkey

According to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency, the bomb exploded during a Free Syrian Army's (FSA) guard changes on Thursday, claiming the lives of more than 20 people. Turkey initiated security improvements , called Operation Euphrates Shield, along its border with Syria in September to improve security and eliminate the threat of terrorism.


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