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Indians carry 2 catchers, 2 lefties on ALCS roster

This Friday the Jays will likely travel to Cleveland to take on team president Mark Shapiro's old buddies, the Cleveland Indians . "There were some games that were obviously close that had some quirky plays in them". ESPN - With these Blue Jays, who needs hockey? "I don"™t think we ever feel like that. That game stands out because it shows how evenly matched we are.

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Oil edges up on record Indian imports

OPEC expects world oil demand to grow by 1.24 million to 94.40 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2016, the cartel said in its Monthly Oil Market Report published October 12. OPEC boosted its output by 160,000 barrels a day to a record 33.64 million barrels a day in September, the IEA said. Oil markets have begun to price in a crude oil production cut that could range from around 250,000 barrels a day to as much as a million barrels a day.

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Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit Says India Didn't Conduct Any Surgical Strikes

The incorrect assertion was made after Indian army was attacked in Brigade Headquarters of Baramulla District on September 18 which Indian ministers including the premier held Pakistan responsible for. Referring to the Indus Water Treaty, Basit said as long as India adheres to treaty and abides by it, Pakistan has no issues. There is constant armed conflicts between India and Pakistan and a fluid and conflict ridden border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Turkey has its plan-B if excluded from Mosul operation: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the country was determined to be a part of the coalition forces in the planned offensive to retake the oil-rich Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh. "Why can't they do it quietly and do the attack and make it a sneak attack, and after the attack is made inform the American public that we have knocked out the [Islamic State] leaders and have a tremendous success?" said Mr.

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Condemn war crimes in Syria: Dignitaries ask BRICS leaders

A range of key bilateral and worldwide issues including ways to tackle threat of terrorism besides security situation in the region are also likely to figure in the talks on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. "I would say that the India of today and the Russian Federation of today, are more ambitious than they have ever been in the past about finding new areas and moving forward in all of them", Saran said.

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Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists

The Kremlin has rejected pressure to halt the bombardment of Aleppo, where 250,000 civilians are trapped in what aid groups and the United Nations have called a humanitarian disaster. Vitaly Churkin said Friday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be joined in Lausanne, Switzerland by ministers from several countries that are "really, really, really influential" with opposition fighters.

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Russia, Turkey sign agreement on Turkish stream gas pipeline project

Negotiations over the pipeline were halted after Turkey shot down a Russian jet which violated Turkish airspace over the Turkey-Syria border in November past year but recently talks have resumed. Putin said during the signing ceremony that advanced Turkish Stream that Ankara would get an unspecified discount for natural gas. The Kremlin had earlier said German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Putin had agreed on a schedule of future contacts in the so-called Normandy format, first adopted in ...

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US reserves right to punish China firms working with NKorea

The deep connections between the military leadership in China and in North Korea has really been the mainstay of the relationship", Clinton said . But Clinton said she told Chinese officials that the USA might deploy additional ships to the region.

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EU MEPs Debate Canada Trade Deal

Paul Magnette, leader of the Wallonia region where the deal was turned down in the legislature, said the region would "not give full powers to the federal government" so that it could proceed with the agreement. Controversial EU-Canada trade deal CETA is on the ropes after a German court and Belgian politicians highlighed the deal's threat to democracy. French President François Hollande will meet Magnette at the Elysée on Friday afternoon to convince him not to reject CETA.

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Swing-state polls show Trump path to WH narrowing

Clinton holds an 8-point lead over Trump, with 45 percent of likely voters preferring her, compared to 37 percent opting for him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll . Ms Clinton said there is anxiety among immigrant families who are "scared to death", especially the children, that Donald Trump is going to put together a big deportation force and go door to door, school to school, business to business, home to home.

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Supermarkets may remove top brands in price-hike row

The statement appears to suggest the two sides reached a compromise, although neither Tesco nor Unilever would confirm any details of their talks. Its brands also include Dove, Hellmann's, Magnum, Persil, Vaseline and PG Tips. "But in the United Kingdom, which is about 5 per cent of our global turnover, prices should start to increase to recover higher cost of imported materials from the weaker sterling", said chief financial officer Graeme Pitkethly .

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BRICS face their own challenges while meeting as a bloc

A bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping was also expected to iron out recent irritants in ties. BRICS is an global relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Josh Goodman: Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC rebels

Both President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, the top FARC commander better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko , put a courageous face on the referendum setback after four years of negotiations in Havana between their teams.

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Iraqis in London call for Turkey to intervene in Mosul

Turkey said that the 150 soldiers and up to 25 tanks were stationed in Bashiqa to protect Turkish servicemen training Iraqi volunteers to fight Daish. "Turkey can not intervene against the threats right next to it?" "We would do whatever is necessary as we have done until today". Baghdad complained about the December 4 deployment of troops to the site near Mosul, calling it a violation of Iraqi sovereignty and insisting that Turkish forces be withdrawn.

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Trump claims new allegations are part of a conspiracy orchestrated by Clintons

Some of them have been waiting a quarter-century to more deeply explore accusations that the former president has assaulted women. DONALD TRUMP: The Clintons are criminals. He did settle a lawsuit with one of the women who claimed harassment. The move by the Republican vice presidential candidate's campaign comes as several women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault.

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Airstrikes on ISIL increase ahead of battle for Mosul

Now, as Iraqi forces gear up for the long-awaited Mosul operation, Turkey says the troops, initially described as trainers, can not be barred from having a role in retaking the city. But Daesh remains in control of several parts of the country, including Mosul. The following day, Iraq summoned Turkey's ambassador, according to the foreign ministry in Baghdad.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays: ALCS Game 1 preview, prediction

It's kind of hard to explain, but the fans, they get you going more so than if you are on the road, obviously". Even though they play at Rogers Centre, it's different here. "Two good teams. Two hot teams". "It's flawless timing. It's all about timing. That's usually the way it works", he said. I love Francona and think the Indians win this in six heart-pumping - and very close - contests.

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New Zealand makes United Nations push for end to Syria air attacks

With Britain leading global outcry over the regime's campaign against rebels in Aleppo and Russia's backing for it, Mr Assad declared that victory in the city would allow the Syrian army to liberate other areas of Syria from "terrorists". Shelling and airstrikes this week have killed dozens of civilians in Aleppo, most in the east but some also in the government-held western portion of the city.

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Parliament adopts resolution condemning Indian atrocities in Kashmir

The attack came as India and Pakistan exchanged more gunfire across the de facto border in Kashmir, despite a 2003 ceasefire, setting off panic among residents in border areas. "The government, in a "blunt, orchestrated and unprecedented warning", asked military-led intelligence agencies "not to interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned or until now considered off-limits for civilian action", said the Dawn report".

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US Slams Pakistan, Backs India's 'Right to Self-Defence',

Pakistan's special envoy on Kashmir, Mushahid Husain Syed had last week claimed that peace is not possible in South Asia, including in Afghanistan without resolving the Kashmir issue. That is not the approach of this government. "We pursue our interest with each country independently". "I can't speak to whether we will or we won't".

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Target triple talaq, act slowly on UCC

The General Secretary did not stop there and alleged that the Modi Government is seeking to hide its failures by imposing the Code. Mr. Naidu said some people were confusing the issue of triple talaq with uniform civil code. "Why drag in the prime minister's name?" "So, if in Islamic countries this system can be regulated then why not in India which is a secular nation", he added.

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New Jersey lawmakers call for $10M for train safety

Foxx says the government isn't prepared to commit to the money, but that the department believes strongly in positive train control. An Associated Press analysis of federal safety data showed NJ Transit saw more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years.

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Pentagon Hints at Possible Retaliation after Houthi-Launched Missile Fire

Asked whether the Pentagon was developing targets for retaliatory strikes, Davis said: "I'm not confirming that right now". "We're going to find out who did it and take action accordingly", Davis said. The U.S., however, requires significant analysis before launching strikes on a location where there could be innocent civilians. The Houthi-controlled SABA news agency of Yemen quoted an anonymous army official denying its forces fired on the USS Mason , without elaborating.

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USS Nitze Destroys 3 Houthi Controlled Radar Sites in Retaliatory Strike

The successful strikes were in response to two separate cruise missile attacks against the USS Mason , an Arleigh Burke-class ship operating off the coast of Yemen , over the last two weeks. The group's Middle East director, Sarah Leah Whitson, called the strike an "atrocity" that joins a long list of abuses by the coalition. The Houthis, who are battling the internationally-recognised government of Yemen President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi, denied the missiles were fired from areas ...

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Airstrikes on war-weary Aleppo kill 13 more civilians

Ibrahim Abu al-Leith, a spokesman for the White Helmets rescue force in Aleppo , said that air raids had battered the city and its outskirts overnight but had calmed by 11:00am (0800 GMT). The meeting in Switzerland on Saturday marks the first attempt at diplomacy since a US-Russian cease-fire agreement hammered out over months of negotiations collapsed in acrimony in September after only a week.

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Lashing back, Donald Trump dubs accusations of sexual abuse as 'conspiracy'

US intelligence officials have blamed a rash of hacking attacks against Democratic targets and distributed through Wikileaks on a Russian effort to influence the election - likely in Trump's favor. "I think it is pretty evident this story falls clearly in the realm of public service journalism, and discussing issues that arose from the tape and his comments since it surfaced", Times executive editor Dean Baquet told CNNMoney.

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Nigeria's President Buhari says wife belongs in the kitchen

Mrs Buhari claimed that her husband is surrounded by people he does not know and suggested that the government might have been hijacked from him, a sentiment shared by the president of the Nigerian senate, Bukola Saraki. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony prior to talks at the chancellery in Berlin , Germany, Friday, Oct.

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Airstrikes hit Islamic State targets in preparation for assault on Mosul, Iraq

In a speech on Friday, Erdogan said Turkey would soon make a "proposal" to join the operation but had alternatives plans if Ankara's request is rejected. The official said a hobby fixed wing stereophonic body was downed in northern Iraq on October 2. Abadi has warned Turkey that it risked triggering a "regional war" by keeping troops in Iraqi territory.

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Have talks to end terrorism, says Farooq

Abdullah had called the meeting of state opposition parties to discuss the India-Pakistan stand-off, its impact on the already volatile situation in the Kashmir Valley and the situation on the tense border between the two countries. "If we take the route of confrontation, their development might be hampered but ours will also be affected", he said. The comments came after a meeting of opposition parties to discuss the Kashmir situation and the way the state and central governments were dealing ...

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David Cameron and Tony Blair relegated to back of Shimon Peres' funeral

Abbas was given a front-row seat next to European Council President Donald Tusk. A heartfelt apology from an Israeli leader was coupled with hope from U.S. A bountiful life, driven by simple pleasures of family and by big dreams. Criticism of Abbas spread through social media with the hashtag, "Offering condolences for death of Shimon Peres is betrayal", gaining popularity.

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New poll: Clinton is beating Trump by 14 points head to head

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence chided a Trump supporter Tuesday who talked about there being a post-election revolution if Hillary Clinton wins the election. A direct question from Cooper also compelled Trump to admit he had not paid federal income taxes in almost 20 years. Now, 45% of likely voters choose Clinton and 37% choose Trump, with another 18% declining to support either.

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Yemen's Houthis respond to air strike with missile attack

Jeff Davis said . Two days later, Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia , according to Reuters , and may have also fired on a United States warship. Saudi Arabia later yesterday "forcefully condemned the attack" which it said was carried out by Houthis and their allies. Most of those ballistic missiles have hit areas far closer to Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen .

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Syria's Assad: Aleppo a 'springboard' to winning the war

For good measure, he accused the Obama administration of being willing to work with "Islamist terrorists" to achieve its objective of overthrowing Bashar Assad, and blamed the USA for doing "anything and everything in its power to ensure that any Syrian army offensive gets bogged down", thus needlessly prolonging the human suffering of the doomed Syrian insurrection.

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Asian shares rise after China inflation beats expectations

Equity investors will be watching earnings reports on Friday from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. for clues on the health of the world's largest banks as the US reporting season ramps up. Apple broke a seven-day winning streak and fell $1.37, or 1.2 percent, to $115.97. Among the major miners, BHP Billiton declined nearly 1 percent and Rio Tinto lost 1 percent.

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BRICS summit to focus on terror, stronger economies

First used in 2001 by Jim O'Neill, then chairman of Goldman Sachs, in his Global Economics Paper, the inaugural BRIC summit took place in Yekaterinburg, Russia on June 16, 2009. The Prime Minister noted that India is facilitating an outreach Summit with the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sir Lanka and Thailand.


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