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UN General Assembly elects Portugal's Antonio Guterres as secretary

Guterres topped all six informal polls of the Security Council which included seven women and six men. The statement pointed out Guterres' previous experience with the refugee agency, adding that his "close relations and cooperation with our country" would continue during his new post as United Nations secretary-general.

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America's dairy farmers dump 43 million gallons of excess milk

To dispose of the extra milk , farmers are dumping it in sewers, fields, manure lagoons, or having it "disappear" from trucks. The massive amount of milk-enough to fill 66 Olympic swimming pools-is the most wasted in at least the last 16 years, according to the newspaper.

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Sterling ticks higher after PM says wants maximum access to single market

But the British prime minister has stopped short of promising MPs a vote on the issue, and Wednesday faces further pressure from the opposition Labour party in an initial debate. "It would appear that trying to find a floor for the pound is going to be hard in the short term, simply due to the amount of political uncertainty being generated on both sides of the Channel, as both sides dance on the edge of the volcano, in laying out their negotiating positions, which for now appear a long way ...

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Cholera spreads in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Almost a week after the storm smashed i. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery). "It shouldn't take away their sense of hope", Metenier said in a press release issued here. 4, more than 1,000 people have been killed by the storm and its aftermath. Most of his town's houses were flattened. In March, an ICE official said the agency believed it would detain about 31,000 people, if not fewer, over the rest of the year.

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Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded to Bob Dylan

However, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, which frequently chimes in on pop culture, was among those not impressed by the award. But several leading authors praised the news. Duluth honors Dylan with an annual Dylan Fest every spring. He has contended that his classic " Blood on the Tracks " album was inspired by the stories of Anton Chekhov.

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United Kingdom tourists in Thailand advised to 'respect' mourning

His seven-decade reign spanned the lifetime of most Thais and his portrait is visible throughout the country in offices, schools and on the front of government buildings. He praised the king for his contribution in lifting Thailand's economy. King Bhumibol Adulyadej - whose name means "strength of the land, incomparable power" - had been in poor health for years and was rarely seen in public.

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U.S. Carries Out Strikes Against Yemen's Rebels

According to the official, the missiles were fired early October 12 at the USS Mason that is conducting routine operations in the region, along with the USS Ponce, an amphibious warship. U.S. airstrikes on radar sites in Yemen show support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign, says worldwide affairs expert Dr. Sreeram Chaulia. Last week, the U.S.

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Clinton Campaign Chief John Podesta's Twitter Account Hacked

In the end, Hillary Clinton's team drafted talking points Clinton used at the news conference at the United Nations. Clinton's prepared to an extent that few before her have been. In one e-mail Clinton talks about tailoring her message to suit different audiences. "I think it will take so much air out of this", Tanden wrote. "And the reason they blame Russian Federation because they think they're trying to tarnish me with Russian Federation".

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United Kingdom and France close to deal on Calais child refugees

Cazeneuve said last week there were up to 950 children living in the "Jungle", many unaccompanied. Rudd said: "We have been pressing for a list". A migrant from Eritrea has died after being hit by a vehicle driven by a Briton near Calais.

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Built destroyers at center of Yemen missile exchange

No information on casualties from the US missiles was provided by American officials. USA forces offered targeting guidance to the Saudi-led coalition and logistical assistance at the beginning of their campaign. Navy, according to the Washington Post . "Our belief is the violence should subside consistent with the terms of that agreement". Gen. Sharaf Luqman Haq, said Thursday that "direct American attack and targeting of Yemeni territory this morning is unacceptable and any developments ...

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Navy strikes back at Houthi rebels in Yemen

A US lawmaker urged the Obama administration to suspend cooperation with a Saudi-led coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen, saying in a letter released on Wednesday that civilian casualties from the strikes "appear to be the result of war crimes".

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HRW accuses Saudi-led coalition of war crimes in Yemen

Navy ships. Two missiles were launched within 60 minutes of each other on Sunday when the warship was in global waters. The USS Mason was sacked on again on Wednesday while conducting routine operations in worldwide waters, according to the Pentagon.

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North Carolina braces for more flooding caused by Hurricane Matthews

Hinson shot and killed the man. "All we know is there was a confrontation and a shooting that has resulted in a man's death in very, very hard circumstances", said governor McCrory. Additionally, 34 counties have been approved for federal funding to help cover the costs of responding to the storm. McCrory on Tuesday activated the #NorthCarolina Disaster Relief Fund.

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Creepy clown craze could get worse before it gets better

Jeff Barnett, Kyle Police Department chief, said KPD hasn't received any reports of creepy clowns . Ahead of Halloween, police are responding to more calls from people claiming they spotted creepy clowns. Now add a creepy clown into the situation - what kind of fear does that bring to the equation? The craze has prompted McDonald's to keep its iconic clown, Ronald McDonald, out of sight for now.

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European Union diplomats explore sanctions against Russians over Aleppo raids

This official said one danger of such action is that Russian and Syrian forces are often co-mingled, raising the possibility of a direct confrontation with Russia that Obama has been at pains to avoid. Clinton has accused Trump of being too cosy with Putin and questioned his business interests in Russian Federation. Manfred Weber, another German EU lawmaker and the head of the center-right European People's Party, has said the bloc should freeze work on the Nordstream II gas pipeline, ...

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Rudy Giuliani: 'I don't remember seeing Hillary Clinton' in aftermath of 9/11

During an interview for the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks last month, Clinton detailed the emotions she felt as she and Senator Chuck Schumer were flown to Manhattan by helicopter on september 12, 2001, to see the devastation. On Wednesday, as Clinton supporters got wind of Giuliani's remarks on social media, they began posting photographs aimed at the mayor's Twitter profile.

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Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan is the first Nobel Laureate to receive both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar since George Bernard Shaw, who was honoured in 1925. More than a few novelists were annoyed or downright angry that one of their peers was seemingly overlooked on Thursday, after the Nobel committee made Dylan the first-ever musician to win the award.

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South African opposition figure Malema faces land grab charges

In the said interview Malema said his party was a peace-loving organisation but it was slowly running out of patience with the ANC government. Malema "warned and cautioned" that NPA head Abrahams will soon follow the route of "captured" NPA advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi‚ who were recently struck from the roll after a court ruled they were not fit and proper to be advocates.

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Religious leaders slam Clinton campaign over emails

Numerous most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. Obviously the chummy emails between Politico and those in the inner sanctum of the Hillary Clinton campaign are in jest, but it speaks to a very close relationship between the news organization and the Democratic Party's candidate.

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Air strikes hit eastern Aleppo including market, 25 killed

Asked about the Corbyn spokesman's suggestion that the focus on Russian Federation was diverting attention from atrocities supposedly caused by the US-led coalition, Mrs May's spokeswoman later said: "We are very clear on minimising civilian casualties".

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Watch Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Online

Not anymore. It was Martin who slammed his first homer of the post-season Sunday on the heels of Encarnacion's two-run shot to give the Blue Jays a 3-1 first-inning lead, becoming the fourth major-leaguer to hit post-season home runs with four different teams, joining Ron Gant, John Olerud and Reggie Sanders.

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Russian airstrikes kill 13 in Syria's war-weary Aleppo

In Geneva, Ramzy Ramzy, the top deputy to United Nations envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria - the Fatah al-Sham Front, previously known as the Nusra Front - rejected a recent offer to withdraw from the city of Aleppo under de Mistura's personal escort.

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Saddam Hussein had secret torture chamber in NYC

Some of the tactics used by the Mukhabarat included pulling out prisoners' nails and beating them to a pulp, the officials claimed. There are even reports that if people died in the detention rooms, Hussein would have their bodies sent back to Iraq in diplomatic shipments which USA customs are legally prohibited from opening.

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US Officials Declare Connecticut Plane Crash Was Intentional

Freitekh listed an address in southwest suburban Orland Hills, and public records show he used it as his address for three years, but village officials said Freitekh had never lived there. The building where he lived was often used to house global students. The instructor told investigators there was some kind of argument or struggle for the controls, and the plane crashed, but he does not know why it happened.

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European Union ministers to say Aleppo offensive 'may amount to war crimes' - draft

European Union foreign ministers will accuse the Syrian government and its allies of using disproportionate violence in its assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo that "may amount to war crimes", according to a draft statement ahead of their meeting on Monday.

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Police to visit South Tyneside schools targeted by 'killer clown' hit-list

She added: "This is not an outbreak of major crime but I assure residents that Northumbria police are taking it seriously". In the Norwich case, the woman was walking alone in Eaton Park last night when the man leapt out, screamed at her and ran after her.

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Trump wouldn't get a job at 7-Eleven, says Obama

He'd been joking about making sure Bo and Sunny hadn't "destroyed any carpets", because "we wanna get our security deposit back", and the audience was leaning in for an informal, intimate speech from the man that one woman behind me called "my boo".

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Russian and Syrian regime strikes kill over 80 in Aleppo

Moscow has come under mounting global pressure over the rising civilian death toll from President Bashar al-Assad's Russian-backed campaign to take east Aleppo, including Western accusations of possible war crimes. Lavrov told CNN television in an interview Wednesday that he hoped the discussions in Switzerland could help "launch a serious dialogue" based on the now-defunct US-Russian pact.

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Weighted sterling near record low, Brexit focus shifts to High Court

Oct 13 Sterling was near a record low in trade-weighted terms on Thursday as focus turned to the High Court which will hear a legal bid to force the British government to seek parliamentary approval to trigger the formal Brexit process. The opposition Labour party on Wednesday demanded a debate on Brexit saying there should be detailed scrutiny of and a vote on the government's plans in the Brexit negotiations.

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Boris Johnson: West must stop 'pulverisation' of Aleppo

Putin on Wednesday warned Western countries against imposing sanctions, stressing that Russia would not let itself be isolated. The United Nations said Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura had been invited to take part in the talks but a spokesman said he did not know if he would attend.

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Trump speaks anxiously about new topic: Prospect of losing

Trump's rage was touched off by a call Ryan held with House members Monday in which he distanced himself from Trump and released his caucus from any obligation to support the nominee. The Trump campaign isn't taking the distancing lightly. Trump's turn against his own party could also reverberate in down-ballot races. Ryan's pressing goal over the next month is preventing Republicans from losing control of the House, a scenario that seemed remote just a week ago.

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Trump on Debate: She Invaded My Space, 'I Never Walked Near Her'

We're interested to see if other OH surveys replicate the results of the Monmouth poll as time goes on. Clinton leads the state with both male and female voters, the poll showed. A national tracking poll by Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California, which has been the only poll to consistently show Mr. Trump out in front, found the race narrowed to a tie at 44 percent.

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Trump Goes on Tirade Against Paul Ryan, 'Disloyal' Republicans

Mr Trump told The O'Reilly Factor that House Speaker Paul Ryan could be the first in the firing line. But now, through a spokesman, Senator Flanagan says that " Donald Trump's recent comments are offensive and intolerable", and "do not represent the values" of the men and women of the Senate Republican Conference.

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Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

All but three of the schoolgirls were carrying babies, an aid worker who saw the girls in Maiduguri told The Associated Press . "It is a plus for President Muhammadu Buhari". The negotiations are still continuing, and the freed girls, who were released in exchange for four militants, are now with the security forces. Although little has been heard from the girls since they were taken captive, reports have indicated that some of the female prisoners have been forced into marriages with ...

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Likely impact of Thai king's death on economy unclear

Since 1952, His Majesty initiated more than 3,000 innovative programmes in agriculture, environment, public health, water resources, communications, public welfare, occupational promotion and education with the aim of easing the lives of Thai people.


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