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Mamata condoles demise of Thailand king

The king was seen as having a stable influence in the country which has been hit by political turmoil. His family, including his presumed heir Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, had rushed to his bedside in recent days as his health deteriorated.

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Hate crimes soared by 41% after Brexit vote, official figures reveal

Racist and religious hate crimes increased in the United Kingdom directly after the Brexit vote, official figures show. In the fortnight immediately following the vote, this number climbed by nearly half to 2,241. Throughout July, the daily hate crime figure for both strands did not drop below the June 23 figure of 106. "Our hate crime laws are among the best in the world, but we can not be complacent".

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Encounter between forces and militants underway in occupied Kashmir

As forces continued firing mortar shells at the J&K EDI hostel building in Sempora Pampore on Wednesday morning, scores of youths rose up in pro-freedom protests across the Jhelum near the "encounter" site. The seven-storey building has been reduced to a skeleton, as numerous outer walls were also completely, and the Indian forces also considered destroying the building.

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Student pilot 'deliberately crashed plane4' in CT

Reporter: The twin engine aircraft carrying a flight instructor and his student smashing into utility poles in east Hartford Tuesday afternoon coming within inches of this minivan. There are now reports of a physical struggle between the two occupants for control of the plane. The twin-engine aircraft crashed onto a busy road near jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney's headquarters.

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Trump trails Clinton by 8 points after tape scandal, debate

Because it did not happen! Most of those polled said they believe Trump is a sexist, but they were split on whether his comments disqualify him from being president. As people were dying in Haiti, Clinton insiders were separating out requests from "Friends of Bill" or "William Jefferson Clinton VIPs" so that their business interests or contracts would receive special treatment.

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"Apprentice" executive producer says he can't release show footage

ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams said on "Good Morning America" today that the statement doesn't reveal much about the terms of the deal regarding Burnett. Emmy-award winning Irish-American children's television producer, Chris Nee , claimed she was made to sign a contract with Mark Burnett , the creator of The Apprentice , which included a $5 million penalty if anything was "leaked".

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King Bhumibol was Thailand's lone constant amid rapid change

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Filipino people, extended condolences and sympathies to the family of King Bhumibol . "I feel numb inside", said Danaiwut Wiroonpiti 26, a photographer who was crying outside the Grand Palace where the king's body will be taken in a procession Friday.

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Judge extends Florida's voter registration to October 18

A federal judge extended Florida's voter registration deadline for one week after Democrats sued Republican Gov. Florida's original voter registration deadline was Tuesday, Oct. Lawyer Kevin Hamilton said the emergency orders that Scott issued before Matthew hit the state shut down government operations. "With this extension, more citizens will be able to exercise their most fundamental right in our democracy".

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Britain looking at military options in Syria: foreign minister

Last week, sterling fell to a 31-year low against the dollar on a view that Prime Minister Theresa May was backing a disruptive exit from the bloc giving immigration controls priority over a preferential trading relationship with the EU's 500-million-strong consumer market.

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US Strikes Yemen Rebels for First Time

It has previously been providing logistical support and refuelling to the Saudi-led coalition. They were carried out using Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the destroyer USS Nitze , according to USA officials. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Tuesday that the US was "looking very hard right now" at who was responsible for the attack, which he described as involving "a shore-launched cruise missile".

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Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan was named the victor of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award to someone primarily seen as a musician. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was one of the first to congratulate Bob Dylan on being awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. "I like Bob Dylan as much as anyone, but this still seems a little odd", Eric Gordy wrote on Twitter .

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Suspect in Boston police shootings said he was bounty hunter

Boston's police commissioner says the man who shot and critically wounded two officers was not licensed to own a gun in MA. A Boston police spokeswoman said she did not have any immediate information on Figueroa. "All of the officers, I think, exhibited extreme courage and bravery in a situation that we all too often never know what to expect." As is standard protocol following such events, the district attorney's office said there would be an investigation into the use of deadly force.

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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dead at 88 after 70-year reign

During his 70 years and four months on the throne, King Bhumibol, the ninth king in the Chakri dynasty, was a stabilizing force through the restive Cold War years. The king, who died Thursday, was "the guiding hand behind the emergence of Thailand as one of the most progressive countries in the whole of Asia", said presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella.

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Likely impact of Thai king's death economy unclear

It is hard to overestimate Bhumibol's importance to most of his subjects. He met with six sitting US presidents, starting with Dwight Eisenhower in 1960 and ending with President Barack Obama in 2012. Thai television stations switched to a special announcement that began with black and white photographs of the king, before a formally dressed presenter read out the palace statement .

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Bob Dylan Nobel Prize for Literature win sparks electric debate

The Swedish Academy , however, said it wasn't opening the prize to a new genre, noting that poetry has often been put to music, including the works of ancient Greek writers like Homer and Sappho. Dylan's albums cover topics including social issues, religion, politics and love. Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1941, and released his first album, " Bob Dylan ", in 1962.

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USA destroyer hits radar sites in Yemen after this week's ship attacks

Likewise, on Wednesday , even before the USA launched the missiles, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) urged the administration to cut ties with Saudi Arabia over the more than 70 strikes the coalition has carried out in Yemen that he described as unlawful.

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U.S. launches strikes against Houthi radar sites in Yemen

This comes after missiles were fired from Yemen's coast at U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mason on two separate occasions in four days. The Pentagon vowed to appropriately respond to "any further threat" to warships and commercial traffic in the region.

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Village sabha in West Bengal forces man to cut off wife's hair

The woman has now registered an FIR with the local police against seven people, three of whom have been booked for abetting the crime. The punishment was given after the woman and her family failed to pay a "penalty" of Rs 6,000. The 32-year-old woman fled from home with another man. "When her husband Mizarul Sheikh protested, he was assaulted, threatened and forced to shave his wife's head", said a resident, on condition of anonymity.

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Nigeria officer: 4 Boko Haram fighters swapped for girls

President Buhari and Amina Ali, a missing Chibok girl recently found, meet in Aso Rock, Abuja . The girls were freed by Nigerian forces, not released by Boko Haram, BBC News is reporting. "Following this development, we trust that our government will continue to work to keep the safety, security, and well-being of the other girls a high priority".

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Clinton Win Would Mean 'Almost Total Destruction' of US

The number represents a 40 percent increase from the viewing figures for the debate, which reached 88 million views. "Hillary Clinton might be the single most corrupt candidate to ever seek the Presidency and should be disqualified for her inability to tell truths to the American people".

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Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after yard dug up

The remains of Holly Grim, who disappeared in November of 2013, have been found. "The missing person investigation continued and investigators eventually interviewed Michael Horvath, a co-worker of Grim's from Allen Organ Company". Police found Grim's auto in her driveway and a spilled coffee mug and overturned ashtray in her residence. He told detectives that his vehicle had a flat tire around two-and-a-half miles from Grim's home and he had gone home to fix it before making his way to ...

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US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

The USS Mason was first attacked on Sunday and then again on Wednesday evening. That bombing, among the deadliest of the war, likely sparked the rebels to launch more ballistic missiles in Saudi Arabia and target the US warships in the Red Sea.

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Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram released

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) campaign react on the presentation of a banner which shows "218", instead of the previous "219", referring to kidnapped Chibok school girls, during a sit-out in Abuja, Nigeria May 18, 2016. The names of the girls will be released to the public after these examinations, Mr. Mohammed added. "We thank the federal government and, like Oliver Twist, we ask for more", said Professor Hauwa Biu, a woman activist in Maiduguri.

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Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in swap

Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 are still missing. He said the DSS would hand them over to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after the girls have rested. In Thursday's statement, Shehu said more than 30,000 Nigerians have been killed "via terrorism". But their efforts failed to bear fruit due to splits within the ranks of Boko Haram.

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Trump Lawyers Demand Times Retract Story

But, he has repeatedly dismissed the remarks as "locker room talk". With just 27 days until the November 8 election, and Clinton in the driver's seat with national polls in her favor, Trump's free-falling campaign is fueling Republican worries the controversy may seriously damage the party.

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Thai King Bhumibol, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

Announcing that the Crown Prince will succeed King Bhumibol, Prayuth said "the government will proceed with the succession". Parliament was due to meet in a special session later on Thursday after a meeting of the cabinet, a legislature official said.

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Hundreds of officers pay respects to fallen officer

Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association, said up to 600 officers are expected from around the country and Canada. Julie Lueck plans to attend. A backup officer then shot Forster, but it was too late for the Snyder. Lueck hopes to talk to Snyder's widow. Snyder, fatally shot in the line of duty October 6, will be remembered at a funeral at 11 a.m.at the St.

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Donald Trump Faces Accusations Of Inappropriately Touching Women

Leeds, 74, says Trump came on to her during a flight 36 years ago. According to Natasha's statement, she traveled to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to interview him and his wife, Melania. The audio tape clearly proves Trump saying to Billy Bush: "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women] - I just start kissing them", Trump says on the tape.

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Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti

The National Hurricane Center predicted Monday that the storm will bring sustained winds of almost 140 miles per hour, with significantly stronger gusts in some places. The hurricane was centered about 190 miles (310 kilometers) southwest of Port Au Prince, Haiti . The hurricane centre expects the storm to then move northwards through the Bahamas but it is still too soon to predict if it will become a threat to the US's east coast area.

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DOJ recommends major change for San Francisco PD

The report comes more than nine months after the city invited the Justice Department to conduct a collaborative review of the department's policies and practices in the wake of the police shooting death of 26-year-old Mario Woods on December 2, 2015.

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California man charged with murdering police to be in court

Hestrin revealed new details about the deaths of Officers Jose (Gil) Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny at a news conference unveiling the charges. Hestrin described the shooting as an "ambush". Felix has been in custody since Sunday, when he was arrested after a lengthy standoff. Vega and Zerebny, like all California peace officers, were trained in handling domestic violence calls and wore ballistic vests as required when in uniform and on duty, sheriff's Deputy Mike Vasquez said.

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Bermuda braces for hit from strengthening Hurricane Nicole

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Nicole now is churning in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles (205 kilometers) per hour. For now, the NHC forecast maintains persistence with the previous advisories and predicts Nicole to lose tropical characteristics by 96 hours but remain an intense storm system over the north Atlantic.

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Supreme Court raises doubts about verdict against Samsung for copying Apple's iPhone

But some justices struggled over how a jury should be instructed if the case is sent back to a lower court. "If I were a juror, I wouldn't know what to do", Justice Anthony Kennedy said. "Nobody buys a auto, even a Beetle, just because if its look", he said. Breyer relied on other examples to suggest that a test limiting damages to just one component that was infringed, and not the entire product, could work.

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Donald Trump blasts Paul Ryan, Republicans via Twitter

Trump also criticized GOP Arizona Sen. The deadline extension in Florida had been opposed by the state's Republican governor Rick Scott and chairman of a Trump Super Pac. One tweet complained that Democrats are "far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!" Walker's comments came as Trump launched a storm of social media comments bashing Republicans.

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San Francisco cops disproportionately target minorities, DOJ says

The DOJ's six-month investigation was prompted by the December 2, 2015 fatal shooting of Mario Woods, a 26-year-old black man. Woods, who was a suspect in a stabbing earlier that day, wouldn't drop a knife despite officers using pepper spray and bean bags, according to the police version of events reported by CNN .


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