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Theresa May in 'U-turn' over pre-article 50 Brexit debate in parliament

Like many in the business community, the opposition fear that May is planning a so-called "hard Brexit", with Britain forced to leave the EU's single market in order to control immigration - with negative consequences for jobs, trade and investment.

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Iran Sends Ships to Yemeni Coast in Wake of US Strikes

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. In this image released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Mason (DDG 87), conducts maneuvers as part of a exercise in the Gulf of Oman on September 10, 2016.

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Migration: Hungary anti-burden sharing referendum being held today

The referendum was the brainchild of the far-right prime minister, who cast the No vote as a defence of the country's sovereignty and independence. Police move refugees away from a road at the refugee camp in Roeszke, Hungary , in September a year ago.

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DTurkey warns against Shia involvement in Mosul attack

Turkey has deployed hundreds of troops armed with heavy weaponry to the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, 12 kilometres to the northeast of Mosul, the largest Iraqi city seized by IS. But the forces are in territory controlled by the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, whose government has close relations with Ankara. Several prominent Shia militias, including Badr, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kattaib Hezbollah-Iraq, represent the core of the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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Rodrigo Duterte vows to probe extrajudicial killings

President Duterte may secure over $3 billion in funding commitments from China-based financial institutions and private corporations in his state visit to Beijing next week, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Thursday. It is hoped that the visit will put the bilateral ties "back on the track of being healthy and stable", Geng said, adding that the Philippines is a "traditionally amicable neighbor of China".

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F1 Malaysian GP: Ricciardo: After Monaco, I'll take that!

Red Bull capitalised on Hamilton's misfortunate to pull off a one-two, with Daniel Ricciardo taking the chequered flag ahead of his teammate Max Verstappen. Luckily for Hamilton, this is one of his favourite tracks, but he will technically need to win all the upcoming races to definitely secure his fourth title.

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Duchess of Cambridge Heads to Netherlands

She also greeted a group of young children participating in one of the gallery's educational programs and attended a short reception. The three rode with young people fearless enough to share their experiences of battling mental health problems.

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UAE condemns 'Houthi attack' on U.S. warship in Red Sea

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Saudi Arabia should be held accountable for war crimes in Yemen. Earlier Monday, the Houthis denied that they - or their allies - had targeted any US naval vessels after media reports one day earlier had suggested that Houthi militiamen had opened fire on a USA warship deployed in the Red Sea.

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Trump blasts media for ´false´ groping allegations

Read Also: Trump to Clinton: I will lock you up in jail! The New York Times has responded to Donald Trump's legal team's request to have the newspaper retract its story about two women who claim the Republican presidential candidate touched them inappropriately.

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Global proposal for punitive tax on sugary drinks to fight obesity

Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO's Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, said in a statement . In 2015, 42 million children under 5 years were overweight or obese. " World Health Organization guidelines state that free sugars should comprise less than 10% of our daily energy intake with reductions below 5% (approximately 6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits", they added.

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Putin and Erdogan Agree to Deepen Military Cooperation

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul as the two leaders push toward normalizing ties that were strained by Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the border with Syria a year ago.

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Ukip leader Diane James steps down after just 18 days on job

The reasons for James' resignation remain unclear, with "The Financial Times" citing the poor health of her husband, while "The Daily Telegraph" reports she had had doubts since she was spat at on a train station platform. Douglas Carswell, the party's sole member of parliament, posted the following tweet shortly after speculation began to break regarding James' departure on social media.

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Yahoo may have allowed U.S. government to search user emails

The internet company conducted the surveillance a year ago after receiving a classified demand from the National Security Agency or the FBI, Reuters said in its story. "If Yahoo is indeed scanning the content of all of its customers' emails at the NSA's behest, that would appear to violate the Fourth Amendment", echoed Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.

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Several killed in stampede at Ethiopia religious festival

The anti-government protests started in the central and western Oromo region in 2015 and spread in recent months to the northern Amhara region. After the police fired guns and teargas in the air, the crowds created a stampede, with a few people plunging in a deep ditch.

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Vehicle bomb near Syria-Turkey border crossing kills at least 20

The northern city of Aleppo , Syria's largest and its former commercial center, has seen particularly fierce fighting, as pro-government forces try to capture neighborhoods in besieged opposition-held parts of the city. In the southern city of Daraa, where the conflict began following anti-government protests in March 2011, rebels fired rockets at government-held areas.

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'Wrong information' led to deadly airstrikes on a funeral in Yemen

One argument that President Barack Obama's administration uses to sustain America's policy of continued support for the Saudi-led coalition is that the intelligence the United States provides its air war against Yemen enables its planes to be more precise in hitting military rather than civilian targets.

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Ex-Apprentice Producer: 'Far Worse' Trump Tapes Exist

Mr Trump is heard commenting to Access Hollywood presenter Billy Bush that "you can do anything" to women "when you're a star" and brags about trying to grope and kiss women. On Monday, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell, who was one of the women disparagingly discussed by Trump and Bush in the 2005 audio recording, addressed the Republican presidential nominee's lewd remarks, and his defense of those remarks as " locker room talk ." .

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On Syria, Russia digs in for the long haul with 'indefinite' deployment

The Observatory reported this week that at least 358 civilians have been killed in eastern Aleppo since a U.S. and Russian-brokered truce broke down on September 19. Most important, he said, was the conflict that erupted in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, weeks after a former Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president was chased from power by massive protests.

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USA weighs response to Yemen rebel missile attack on ships

The Saudi government said Sunday that it would investigate, with assistance from USA experts. The Yemeni Army launched missile attacks against Saudi military positions in the kingdom's southwestern city of Jizan in retaliation of recent massacre of civilians in Sana'a by the Saudi-led coalition, Yemeni sources said on Tuesday.

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Labour MPs return to Corbyn's shadow team but two whips quit

The former director of public prosecutions - who backed Mr Smith to replace Mr Corbyn and was one of the MPs who resigned following the European Union referendum - has also appealed for unity and took on the shadow Brexit secretary job. Speaking after the PLP meeting, Mr Corbyn's spokesman attributed the 17-point lead for the Tories in the ICM poll to "very public divisions" in the Labour party over the summer, mixed with a "honeymoon" period for the new Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Russian Federation prepared to join production freeze: Minister

Near-month Brent futures topped $53 a barrel - a one-year high - at one point Monday on expectations of reduced supply. OPEC , led by Saudi Arabia , agreed last month to cut production to around 32.5 to 33 million barrels per day (bpd) and Russian Federation has signaled it is ready to join in any effort to temper supply and shrink a stubborn global surplus of unwanted crude.

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Labour whips resign following Jeremy Corbyn's cabinet reshuffle

The pair refused to attend shadow cabinet meetings but did not resign from their posts because they were elected by colleagues in the upper chamber rather than appointed by the party leader. I am delighted to announce a further ten appointments to our front bench team, half of whom are women. However, the total of returnees is still just a quarter of the 63 MPs in shadow posts who turned their backs on him in the mass walk-out after the shock Brexit referendum vote, though there are more ...

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Saudi coalition attack on Yemen funeral based on bad information - investigation

Saturday's slaughter makes it clear that the time is long since past when the United States should stop using US companies' arms sales and defense of the Iran deal as reasons to continue to help Saudi Sunnis slaughter Yemenis, even if they are supported to a degree by Iran.

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Kerry hails Afghan warlord peace deal as model for Taliban

Speaking to reporters as the conference got underway, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini denied reports the bloc is making aid conditional on Afghanistan taking back people who have fled to Europe, saying there is "never a link between our development aid and what we do on migration".

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SA finance chief to be tried for fraud

A police investigation was revived into an allegedly illegal "spy unit" that targeted politicians during Gordhan's time as head of the tax collection department between 1999 and 2009. He reiterated that he was prepared to consider reviewing the decision to prosecute if Gordhan chose to make representations to him. "All of us carry a huge responsibility while we are in the public or private sector to ensure that we conduct ourselves and try and maintain optimism in our economy and in our ...

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Police issue warning over clown craze incidents

Both Surrey Police and Hampshire says they have received a number of reports of people being intimidated or frightened by clowns. "We'd also like to remind people that in dealing with these issues valuable police resources are also being used, potentially impacting on our capacity to respond to other more serious incidents".

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Singer Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Literature Prize

The Nobel is the latest accolade for a singer who has come a long way from his humble beginnings as Robert Allen Zimmerman, born in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, who taught himself to play the harmonica, guitar and piano. 13, 2016, in a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestig. Though he rarely gives interviews, there had been some thought that Dylan would say something while on stage about the literature honor, the first given to a musician in the Nobel's 115-year ...

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Donald Trump outright challenges legitimacy of presidential election

Kendall predicted how Clinton critics might respond once the full facts came out: "There they go again - misleading, devious, non-transparent, tricky". You just have to be a decent human being", President Obama charged in Columbus, Ohio. The GOP nominee made the extraordinary, baseless assertion when speaking at an outdoor rally on Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Christina Aguilera, Anita Baker cancel appearances at Thursday's Prince tribute concert

A pre-recorded message from President Obama opened the concert. Khan also gave a statement saying "There'll always be somebody that says, 'Ooh, that sounds real Prince-like, you know what I'm saying?" "You will be in our hearts forever". The two followed that with a version of Prince's hit "1999", delighting the 18,000 fans in attendance. Below, watch footage of Wonder and Khan singing "1999" together along with Wonder's rendition of "Raspberry Beret" and Morris Day's performance.

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United Nations calls for accountability after Yemen funeral attack

The Saudi government said Sunday that it would investigate, with assistance from USA experts. The United States (US) said Saturday it had launched an "immediate review" of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen which was blamed for the strike. The attack came after more than 140 Yemeni people were killed and over 525 wounded on Saturday, when a Saudi airstrike hit a community hall in southern Sana'a, where a funeral for the father of Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan was being held.

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Workington MP lands Labour front bench job

The former director of public prosecutions - who backed Mr Smith to replace Mr Corbyn and was one of the MPs who resigned following the European Union referendum - has also appealed for unity and took on the shadow Brexit secretary job. The Labour leader said he expected to make more appointments to his top team as part of a major post-election shake-up. The pair resumed attendance at Tuesday's meeting of Mr Corbyn's newly configured team.

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Trump campaign reports raising $2 million in September

You seem to be wishing away the fact that Trump's collapse, as created by the combination of Trump's mouth (and perhaps hands) and the "mainstream" media's bias, is dragging down Republican candidates around the country, as if that wouldn't be happening if not for Paul Ryan.

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Donald Trump suggests Hillary Clinton was on drug during debate

Also overshadowed by Trump's accusation was the release Saturday of yet more emails hacked from accounts of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Trump implied that Clinton had begun the last debate "all pumped up" on some sort of drug but could barely make it to her vehicle by the end of the 90-minute contest.

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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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United Nations names new secretary general

Secretary-General-designate Guterres also reiterated his belief in the values of peace, justice, human dignity, tolerance and solidarity, as well as his belief that diversity is a "tremendous asset" and not a threat. The former Portuguese prime minister and former United Nations refugee agency chief said he feels humility and gratitude, as well as a profound sense of responsibility in the face of so many global challenges.


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