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Shimon Peres laid to rest

Peres, who died on Tuesday at age 93, was one of Israel's longest-serving politicians, playing an active role in the Jewish state since its founding in 1948. Mr Obama compared Mr Peres to Nelson Mandela. While Netanyahu has said repeatedly he is in favor of an independent Palestinian state, settlement activity during his tenure has intensified.

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South Africa: Announcement of National Prosecuting Authority on the Minister of Finance

The rand remained fragile on Wednesday morning, a day after tumbling its most against the dollar since the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union in June as markets reacted negatively to fraud charges brought against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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AAP MLA Balyan arrested on assault charges

The FIR against Balyan and his men was registered at the Uttam Nagar police station on Sunday. Balyan was released after completing all legal formalities, confirmed Deependra Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Police (southwest) AAP MLA Naresh Balyan said, "I have registered a cross FIR against George and the case is totally politically motivated because till date I have found nobody being arrested for slapping and did not slap anyone".

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3 dead, 12 wounded in gunfire at Los Angeles restaurant

Police arrived the scene around 12:30 a.m. local time. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez says that two possible suspects are being questioned. Some of the wounded are in critical condition. Three people were killed and a dozen wounded in a gun battle that broke out shortly after midnight Saturday inside a Los Angeles restaurant.

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NBW against AAP's Guj chief, ahead of Kejriwal rally

AAP MLA and party's Gujarat affairs in-charge Gulab Singh today surrendered before Surat Police and was arrested by Delhi Police after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him in connection with an extortion case. The judiciary too on several occasions had reprimanded Delhi Police for arresting AAP MLA on trumped up charges. Kejriwal told media persons in Vadodara, "I have heard that Amit Shah has been making plans to disrupt the rally in Surat ".

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Season's not at stake, insists Mourinho

Jurgen Klopp's men have certainly earned the right to be favourites following an excellent start to their campaign, but much to the annoyance of the Kop faithful, they have a awful recent head-to-head against United, losing seven of their last nine, including the last two on Merseyside.

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Filmmaker Kashyap asks Modi to apologize for Pakistan visit

Kashyap tweeted to Modi first asking him why he hadn't "yet said sorry" for his visit to the Pakistani PM while " Ae Dil Hai Mushkil " was being shot. - Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72)@narendramodi why is it that we have to face it while you can be silent?? The decision came amid heightened India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of a terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Army's surgical strikes on Pakistani territory.

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Boko Haram frees 21 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Dozens of the girls escaped on the way to the terrorists' hideouts by jumping off the vehicles. The Nigerian government had said repeatedly that hands were on deck to locate the girls and rescue them alive. "We've been castigated by the past government, by the military and by the hardliners in the current administration for continuing with our advocacy and protests for the kidnapped girls, " said Prof.

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U.S. military detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

When it comes to dealing with Pyongyang, Flournoy said that all options are on the table, including pre-emptive military action, adding that pre-emptive action is even in the United Nations charter when talking about self-defense against imminent threats.

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Shock as Colombia peace deal rejected

Stunned by the result, neither the FARC nor the government is prepared to return to war. The accord's call for the FARC's 5,765 rebels to disarm and the group to become a political party with guaranteed seats in Congress was a particular point of division for the country's voters.

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Missiles fired again at US ship near Yemen

John Richardson told reporters on Saturday. In a televised speech on Thursday, al-Houthi slammed Washington's recent missile attacks against three mobile radar sites on Yemen's Red Sea coast, further insisting that the nation and armed forces must remain vigilant and fully prepared to face the invaders.

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Kaine's Big Win For the Team

In a nutshell, several analysts believe that Mike Pence indeed managed to be the better VP nominee during last night's debate, but lost with Trump. "I've never played hockey but I think I'd be a good goalie based on last night". That's not to say that Mr. Pence , governor of IN, didn't interrupt his opponent as well. He also repeatedly accused the Democrats of running an "insult-driven" campaign.

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Suu Kyi lands in Goa ahead of BRICS-Bimstec summits

At the Summit, India is likely to push for unity among the five-nation BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) grouping to remove the logjam at the UN on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) for effectively dealing with terror.

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Xi, Modi hold talks amid India frustrations

Modi has already held bilateral talks with Putin and Xi yesterday where talked about Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism. In one remark reported by the state Xinhua news agency, Xi said that China and India should "support each other in participating in regional affairs and enhance cooperation within multilateral frameworks".

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United Kingdom 'facing £18bn divorce bill for Brexit'

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds onto her notes as she leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for her weekly Prime Minister's Questions, in London , Wednesday, Oct. May has refused to disclose details of her discussions with the European Union, saying a running commentary on her government's negotiating plans will not be provided.

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Iranian Militia FIRES On US Destroyer At Sea

State Department lawyers "had their hair on fire" as reports of civilian casualties in Yemen multiplied in 2015, and prominent human rights groups charged that Washington could be complicit in war crimes, one US official said. Saudi Arabian media on Monday spoke of another missile fired by Yemen with the apparent target being an airbase near Mecca. In just the first 10 days of October, 369 civilians have been killed or injured, tripling the rate of September which recorded 379 casualties for ...

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Yemen funeral bombing kills four

The Saudi-led coalition's bombing of the funeral was not the first attack on civilians by warplanes. The Houthis responded by launching missiles into Saudi Arabia and possibly on a US warship stationed off the Yemeni coast, prompting USA retaliatory strikes against what Washington said were Houthi radar sites.

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World Health Organisation calls for sugar taxes to combat obesity

In 2014 nearly 2 billion adults worldwide over the age of 18 were overweight, and 13 percent - 600 million - are considered clinically "obese". According to the new WHO report, low income families, young people and people who consume unhealthy food and beverages often are most responsive to changes in prices of sugary drinks and therefore stand to gain the highest health benefits.

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Rand's Plunge Makes South Africa a Buy for StanChart, SocGen

Abrahams says the decision to prosecute was taken as soon as the investigation was completed. "I'm enjoined by section 179 (5) of the Constitution of this country and by section 22 (2) of the NPA Act to review the decision to prosecute in the event that Mr Gordhan, Mr Pillay and Mr Magashula request me to review same".

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Sturgeon plan for second vote on Scottish independence attacked by opponents

For the U.K.to leave the E.U., it would have to invoke Article 50 of the union's treaty, which mandates that any member nation must notify the European Council of its intention to do so, thus initiating negotiations regarding its withdrawal.

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U.S. admiral says missiles fired again at USA ship near Yemen

Two attacks earlier in the week prompted the USA military to launch cruise missiles, which destroyed three radar sites. The official added that all US warships and vessels in the area were safe and that "post-event assessment is ongoing", but declined to give further details.

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Sri Lankan President holds talks with Indian Prime Minister

The theme of the Summit is "A partnership in Opportunities" and the Outreach Summit is being organised on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit that began on Saturday. India raised its concerns about Russia's growing ties with Pakistan. Modi apparently alluded to the decades-old and time-tested relation between Moscow and New Delhi to tacitly convey India's concerns over the growing defence ties between Russian Federation and Pakistan.

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Trump suggests Clinton was 'pumped up' on drugs before debate

He says the allegations are "100 percent fabricated and made-up charges" and are being pushed by the Clinton campaign and the media. "The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president", Trump said with reference to Clinton.

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Orthodox delegation stays away from Pope Francis' Mass

Pope Francis responded by praising the way the Georgian Orthodox treasure their history, but he also said that Christian identity is maintained when it not only is deeply rooted in faith, but "also when it is open and ready, never rigid or closed".

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Pence under fire for 'that Mexican thing'

Mike Pence". Pence also referenced his debate success and criticized Clinton VP Tim Kaine's conduct. And Pence , campaigning in Virginia, said "some people" thought he had won but that "from where I sat, Donald Trump won the debate".

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Oil prices rise on report of United States crude stock draw

Furthermore, the low global oil prices resulted in lower USA oil production, which dropped from an average of 9.5 million bpd in the first half of 2015 to 9.0 million bpd in the first half this year, the EIA said . The contract gained 2 per cent to US$51.86 on Wednesday. The global benchmark traded at a $1.52 premium to WTI for December. Inventories reached 543.4 million barrels in the week ended April 29, the highest since 1929.

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency-for Next 6 Months

United Nation's human rights experts on Monday called for an global probe to investigate the violence used on protesters, saying 600 people had been killed in a violent crackdown. "That engagement will avoid whatever conspiracy they have outside", he said during the interview. The unrest has included attacks on businesses, many of them foreign-owned, including farms growing flowers for export.

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US detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman. In a statement, it said the test was a "clear violation" of a UN Security Council resolution. North Korea has continued to test medium- and long-range missile systems with uneven results.

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Donald Trump suggests Hillary Clinton is on drugs as he maintains onslaught

In a freakish and unsubstantiated new attack, he suggested she had taken performance-enhancing drugs during their last debate, and called for her to face a drug test ahead of their final duel Wednesday in Las Vegas. Donald Trump has accused rival Hillary Clinton of being on "some kind of drug" during their last debate. That crack in unity comes in a critical battleground state, where Republican governor John Kasich has also failed to back Mr Trump.

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Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen target U.S. navy ship

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S.is still investigating the unprecedented incident, including the exact location of the missile launches. Images published online afterward show that the ship suffered significant damage. There were no casualties reported in that attack. The destroyer had been "conducting routine operations in worldwide waters" at the time.

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Sturgeon intends to keep Scotland at heart of Europe

Sturgeon confirmed that Scotland will send a trade representative to Berlin, in addition to the government's existing representatives Dublin, Brussels and London. In response to the announcement a Downing St spokesperson said the SNP must respect the result of the 2014 Scottish Independence Election. "It will be because the promises made to Scotland in 2014 have been broken".

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Saudis Say Wrong Information Caused Bombing That Killed 140 In Yemen

State Department spokesman Mark Toner later issued a statement saying the USA was "deeply grateful" to Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said for his assistance in securing the release of the Americans. The release caps a week of turmoil in the war-torn country where the USA military has been drawn directly into the conflict. The following is the October 15, 2016 Pentagon statement provided to USNI News on the apparent attack on USS Mason .

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Trump seeks drug test before next presidential debate

Trump has spent the weekend saying his rival might be on drugs, denying sexual assaults, and accusing the media of rigging the election. Donald Trump - the would-be whiner-in-chief - unleashed a freaky accusation on Saturday, saying Hillary Clinton was "pumped up" during their last presidential debate and that both candidates should take drug tests before their next showdown.

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Dhaka, Beijing sign deals worth $13 billion

President Abdul Hamid was at the VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to welcome Xi. Four Bangladeshi jets escorted the aircraft carrying the Chinese president as soon as it entered its airspace. Chinese side will also provide support and assistance to Bangladesh in strengthening disaster management capacity building, seeking waste management and water treatment solutions for both urban and industrial areas and developing quake resilient infrastructure.

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Brics leaders discuss how to shape global trade and finance

Amid India's growing defence ties with the United States and the Europe, Modi asserted that Russian Federation will remain India's major defence and strategic partner. India's military needs at least 200 of the helicopters to replace aging choppers. Acknowledging Russia's crucial contributions to India's industrial development and technological advancement and defence needs since the second half of the last century, Prime Minister Modi reiterated that Russia will remain India's major defence ...


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