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Canada trade pact provisionally cleared by German top court

Belgium's federal government favours the pact, but needs the backing of the country's regions and linguistic communities to give its formal approval. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid to finalize the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union this fall hit a potential barrier Friday when Paul Magnette, leader of the Walloon regional government, said he won't give Belgium full authority to ratify the pact.

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Eyeing top spot, India face Argentina

After a strong 10 minutes, Bangladesh slowed the pace of the game and Republic of Korea capitalized on it to trail 8-14. It was South Korea's fourth successive win in the tournament which they achieved without their star player Jang Kun Lee.

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Superhero funeral for school shooting victim

A man dressed up as Batman led a prayer rally on Tuesday in memory of six-year-old Jacob Hall , who died after being shot during a gun attack at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, on September 28. Jacob lost 75 percent of his blood and had several surgeries after going into cardiac arrest. That student and teacher were treated and released from a hospital later that day.

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United States weighs response to Yemen rebel missile attack on ships

He did not say who was responsible, but the Saudi-led coalition has the only warplanes known to be operating in Yemen . "This latest horrific incident demands a full inquiry". The conflict has killed more than 6,700 people - nearly two-thirds of them civilians - and displaced at least 3 million since the coalition launched military operations, according to the United Nations .

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No vote for parliament on triggering Brexit, says Downing Street

The euro too was down 1.5 percent at 80.97 pence "After weeks of tough rhetoric pushing sterling into a trading environment closer to an emerging market currency, the government may aim to stabilise markets, with its rhetoric and suggestions now possibly shifting in tone", Morgan Stanley's head of currency strategy, Hans Redeker, said.

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Diplomats meet in fresh bid to halt Syria bloodshed

With no apparent Plan B, Obama directed his national security team on Friday to renew diplomatic efforts to reduce the bloodshed in Syria. With no let-up in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's onslaught on eastern Aleppo, the sides will look at how to revive the short-lived ceasefire.

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Auto bomb kills 17 at rebel checkpoint in Syria's Aleppo province

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Friday reported dozens of overnight airstrikes on eastern Aleppo . According to senior government sources speaking to CNN , the United States is now considering how to react to the latest move by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against opposition forces in eastern Aleppo .

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Bill Clinton Accusers Tell Their Stories to Sean Hannity

Now, it has been revealed that NBC has held - and refuses to release - a seriously-damaging video regarding Hillary Clinton's threats against Juanita Broaddrick , the woman purportedly raped by Bill Clinton . As part of her defense, Clinton (then known as Hillary Rodham), described Shelton in an affidavit as "emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing".

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Syrian forces push for Aleppo ahead of Swiss talks

With Britain leading worldwide 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".

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Breast Cancer Resources in Greensboro Saving Lives

More than 40,000 USA women die of the disease each year, with only lung cancer causing more female deaths. As part of a collaborative with the Pink Patch project, officers will have the option of wearing a pink badge during October. The amount of money they were able to raise "inspired us so much", Hart said, adding that its great to see his daughters "doing such great things for others".

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US DOT Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones From Planes

In a report by Bloomberg, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explained that the move to ban the controversial Samsung product is aimed at the safety of all U.S. These are strong actions to ensure the safety of passengers, which is the right thing to do - especially given the concern that recent replacement devices may have been catching fire even when not charging.

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Clinton accuses Trump of 'stalking' her during debate

Jessica Leed told The New York Times she was touched by Trump on a first-class flight to New York more than 30 years ago. Trump has failed to meet that standard and his example could embolden others to harass or assault women, he said. and when you catch him when you say, 'No, wait a minute, you said this, you actually were on the record on this.' 'No I wasn't! Leading in many battleground state polls, Clinton's team is assessing the possibility of expanding the map to compete in ...

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Two Killed, Six Wounded in Jerusalem Terror Shooting

The holiday period is tense because it draws increased numbers of Israeli religious pilgrims to visit the holy plaza in Jerusalem where the ancient Jewish Temple once stood. Israeli security officials had forecast a new wave of violence around the period of the Jewish High Holy Days and coinciding with the first anniversary of the outbreak of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and auto attacks.

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Paul Ryan does his best to avoid Donald Trump

In other posts on Tuesday, Trump called House Speaker Paul Ryan "very weak and ineffective leader " and Senator John McCain "very foul mouthed" who "begged for my support during his primary."Trump also proclaimed in one post that "shackles have been taken off" him and he could now "fight for Americans the way I want to".

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The Crimson Tide Rolls into Knoxville on Saturday

I can't think of a better way to close down the Georgia Dome than the first Alabama-Tennessee SEC Championship Game. "In the previous years, we didn't really know how we'd do against the premier SEC teams, but now we see ourselves as one of the premier SEC teams", Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr .

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Jeremy Corbyn appoints Tulip Siddiq as shadow childcare minister

The returnees include shadow labour minister Jack Dromey, shadow transport minister Pat Glass and shadow children's minister Emma Lewell-Buck. Ed Balls has said there is no way he would have served in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet because they have been on the opposite side of the argument for a long time.

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Ankara, Baghdad negotiate about Turkish troops in Iraq

Erdogan also insisted Turkish forces would participate in the imminent operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants. "As you saw Ramadi, it took about six months to get that city cleared". If you wanna fight Daesh in this country, you should coordinate your activities with the government of Iraq". "We will convey our request to coalition forces that we are determined to take our place in a coalition in Iraq".

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Ex-federal investigator sentenced to 12 years

John Beliveau, a former supervisory special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, pleaded guilty almost three years ago to working with Malaysian national Leonard Francis, also known as Fat Leonard, to thwart NCIS investigations into Francis' company, a private foreign contractor called Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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Shorter Trump: Why Would I Touch Such Unattractive Accusers?

In the 2005 video, Trump bragged about groping women, kissing them without permission, and trying to seduce a married woman. "And I have to tell you that I listen to all of this and I feel it so personally, and I'm sure that many of you do too, particularly the women".

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Independents and Women Bail on Trump, Giving Clinton a Double-Digit Lead

Rosser's misgivings echoed numerous sentiments expressed by more than two dozen women voters interviewed by Reuters who, as recently as September, had not decided whether they would support Trump or Clinton in the November 8 USA election. In the best line of the night, she listed Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's campaign-long series of rebukes of offensive Trump statements, none of them accompanied by Ryan revoking his endorsement of his party's standard-bearer.

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Early Voting Begins Today in Indiana

Routine pre-election testing of ballots and computerized ballot processing equipment turned up a potential problem this week, according to the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Trump-Indiana campaign chair Rex Early doesn't believe it. The percentage of Nebraskans who vote early has risen by a few percentage points each election, Gale said, and in the last presidential election, 26 percent of voters cast early ballots.

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Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

Prayuth said Prince Vajiralongkorn wanted to grieve with the people and leave the formal succession until later, when the president of parliament will invite him to ascend the throne. The head of Thailand's royal advisory council will stand in as regent before Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn formally succeeds his father, late King Bhumibol Adulyadej , Thai deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said late Friday.

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UN Appoints Ex-Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres as Secretary General

The consensus in the 15-member Council, and the approval of his nomination by the 193-member General Assembly, underlined a strong affirmation of his appointment. He has pledged to work toward gender parity within the UN. On Syria, the most pressing crisis facing the UN, Guterres said world powers must overcome differences to resolve a burning conflict that has killed almost 400,000 people and displaced millions as it remains a threat to world peace.

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Narendra Modi tells ex-servicemen in Bhopal

Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Shaurya Smarak , a war memorial, built at Arera Hills here this evening. He reiterated that the army doesn't speak but shows its valour. "The first image of a soldier may be that of a uniformed person with bloodshot eyes, carrying weapons and looking for enemies, but the same soldier has a very humane face too", Modi said.

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Saudi-led coalition blames Yemeni party for funeral bombing

The inquiry also apportioned blame to the Air Operation Center in Yemen for directing aircraft onto the target without obtaining approval from the coalition's command. Washington meanwhile reserves the right to strike targets in Yemen whenever " necessary and appropriate ", President Obama told Congress after the United States military carried out its first direct attack in the bloody conflict, using the pretext of self-defense.

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Russian Federation to stay in Syria

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will also attend, along with the chief diplomats from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - all backers of Syrian opposition forces. The UN children's agency said in a statement that rebel shelling of a government neighborhood in Aleppo on Thursday killed four children and wounded three as they were on their way to school.

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United Nations chief to visit hurricane-ravaged Haiti

Matthew struck Haiti on October 4, packing wind speeds of 230 kilometres per hour and causing extensive flooding, destroying homes, and uprooting trees, before moving on to hit five U.S. Haiti's interior ministry has opened two telephone lines to help facilitate new cards for those whose were lost, between now and the end of October.

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Haiti to hold presidential election in November, after storm delay

A small bit of good news was the Tar River has crested in Princeville, a town McCrory said is 80 percent underwater. North Carolina officials said late Friday that they were looking into a "possible coal ash release" at a Duke Energy plant in Wayne County.

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Boko Haram commanders freed in exchange of 21 Chibok girls

Negotiations past year failed when Boko Haram demanded a ransom of $5.2 billion for the girls' freedom, according to a recently published authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari by American historian John Paden. Two military officers told the AP the 21 girls were swapped for four detained Boko Haram leaders . President Buhari thanked the German government for its humanitarian assistance and support for Nigeria in tackling the effects of terrorism.

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EU foreign ministers expected to accuse Russia and Syria of war crimes

Air strikes continue pummeling opposition-held Aleppo as Assad said taking city is key to capturing other areas. Bashar Assad also vowed to "clean" the besieged city of Aleppo and "push back terrorists" towards Turkey. as well as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Speaking to Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda , Assad said: "What we've been seeing during the last few weeks, and maybe few months, is something like more than Cold War".

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McCrory to tour flood damage in Tarboro

City manager Wayne Horne said Thursday there's no timetable for the restoration of service because of the high water levels from the Lumber River. Many secondary roads "are still damaged, blocked by water and fallen trees, and these are the roads we need for bringing in election materials", he said.

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South Africa's credit rating in jeopardy over Gordhan prosecution

Abrahams went into great detail to explain why Pillay did not qualify for the early retirement and why signing off on this was a transgression. Gordhan, who is highly respected by financial markets, has painted the allegations about his role in establishing the special tax unit as "political mischief" but said prosecution officials delivered a summons to his house on Tuesday morning.

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Chibok girls' release thrills Abdulsalami

Unfortunately, after more than two weeks of negotiation and bargains, the group, just at the dying moments, issued a new set of demands never bargained for or discussed by the group before the movement to Maiduguri", Mohammed, the information minister, said."All this while, the security agencies waited patiently."This development stalled what would have been the first release process of the Chibok girls".

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England's warm-up game postponed by rain in chittagong

It's a great privilege to be involved with". "I'm not the sort of person to make sweeping statements and believe this and that - you just go with what's put in front of you, and every single day you work your hardest to be better". But it's a challenge and a real good thing for spinners to be able to say, "Hang on a minute, we can help to win games of cricket for England". Batty did exact a measure of revenge when he finally dismissed Lara in February of this year.

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Prosecution rests in case against GOP Gov. Christie's allies

David Wildstein , a former Port Authority official who pleaded guilty a year ago, testified late last month that Mr Christie was told about the bridge closure at a 9/11 memorial service two days after the lanes were blocked and laughed about the revenge plot.


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