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Diplomats forge new track to end Syria violence but no truce

Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Switzerland on Saturday for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and diplomats from several countries in the Middle East in an attempt to diminish ferocious fighting in Aleppo, though no breakthrough is expected.

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Trump challenges Clinton to drug test before debate

He vehemently denies the women's allegations. Meanwhile, transcripts disclosed on Saturday brought some unwelcome revelations about Clinton, who has been keeping a low profile on the campaign trail as Trump battled through a hard week. Trump severed ties with the state's Republican Party chairman, Matt Borges , who had become openly critical of the nominee at times. That crack in unity comes in a critical battleground state, where Republican governor John Kasich has also failed to back ...

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Terror is 'favourite child' of Pak, need decisive action: PM

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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Global deal will cut use of HFC gases

Over 190 countries agreed on a new global climate deal at Paris in December a year ago where they agreed to cut down global greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to well below 2 degree Celsius over pre-industrial times and limit it to 1.5 degree Celsius over pre-industrial times .

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Two Labour MPs resign as whips after Rosie Winterton sacking

On Sunday Labour announced 21 additions to the frontbench, which followed several high-profile appointments including the promotion of Mr Corbyn's ally Diane Abbott to shadow home secretary. Asked about the "shadow shadow cabinet" on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show, Sir Keir said: "There are unresolved issues in the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP)".

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N. Korea claims USA strategic bomber B-1B flew near Korean Peninsula

This commercial satellite imagery taken on October 1, 2016, and offered by 38 North , a US website monitoring North Korea, shows increased activity in the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. "The imperialist U.S.' reckless lunacy of seeking a pre-emptive nuclear attack on the (North Korea) republic is reaching a serious condition that can not be overlooked anymore", the radio report said.

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Bulgarian expert: Solution to Syria conflict crucial in Russia-Turkey relations

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, look at each other during a news conference following their meeting in Istanbul , Monday, Oct. But the major focus of the talks was Syria, as the real question is to what extent the two countries' interests in the war-torn country can align with each other and how far Russian Federation and Turkey would be willing to work together.

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Ryan Tells College Republicans to Avoid 'Latest Twitter Storm'

Trump is denying stories in which some women have accused him of sexual misconduct. "At some point, you have to look in the mirror and recognize that you can not possibly justify support for Trump to your children - especially your daughters", said David Humphreys, a Missouri business executive who contributed more than $2.5 million to Republicans from the 2012 campaign cycle through this spring and opposed Mr.

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Major attack averted in Delhi-NCR as UP Police arrest 10 Naxals

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested six people with suspected Naxal links and recovered weapons from their possession at Hindon Vihar in Noida's Sector 49 on Saturday evening. Black Cat commandos stormed the 4th floor of the apartment in Hindon Vihar area to nab the Maoists. They had rented two flats and posed as property dealers, Arun said.

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Arsenal ask if Mesut Ozil enjoyed his Birthday

Tottenham were dominant at the Hawthorns but looked set to lose when their former player Nacer Chadli, who has been prolific for West Brom since his summer move, put them ahead in the 82nd minute. City who? Romelu Lukaku celebrates his equaliser for Everton. Romelu Lukaku scored a attractive solo goal, but his effort was cancelled out by another birthday boy Nolito to make the game even.

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Pakistan, India asked to restart dialogue, avoid war

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said there was little hope for improvement in Pak-India ties as long as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in power, reported Radio Pakistan. The sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian army and therefore were taken by surprise. Intelligence sources say the Lashkar cadre were apparently miffed as the military didn't allow them to remove bodies of their men from locations of the surgical ...

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Gingrich: Two Sides to Trump and 'Little Trump is Frankly Pathetic'

After playing the clip of Trump's comments, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo looked at Gingrich ruefully and asked for his response. Gingrich said Trump had one opponent he needed to focus on: Hillary Clinton . Her name is not Paul Ryan. "It's not anybody else. He has to make a case that is clear, unified, simple-that people understand". Gingrich emphasized that the rigging is not at the local level: "This is not about election officials at the precinct level", he said.

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"Mothership Of Terrorism": Modi Slams Pakistan For Nurturing A Terror Mindset

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the ongoing BRICS Summit here. Modi's remarks to a meeting of leaders from the BRICS - which include Brazil, Russia , China and South Africa - escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan, which India accuses of sponsoring cross-border terrorism.

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China says supports Philippines' Duterte drug war

The Philippines is a member state of the court in The Hague, which has the authority to prosecute individuals for crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. "The (presidential) palace has sent the invitation to UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and is awaiting her response", spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters.

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Intense airstrikes on Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain, said warplanes launched raids on the town on Monday morning, resulting in one death and several injuries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ramming through a Syria resolution into the U.N. Security Council in order to "whip up an anti-Russian hysteria".

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Rand spikes as Abrahams says Gordhan charges can be reviewed

Gordhan will be prosecuted for illegally approving an early retirement package for a former tax official who then continued to work, said Shaun Abrahams, head of the National Prosecuting Authority. "Where are they [the elite policing unit know as the Hawks] getting their instructions from and for what goal?" The timing is unfortunate, to say the least.

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Syria air strike on Aleppo market kills 15

Activists say an airstrike on the biggest market in the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo has killed at least 15 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of contacts in Syria , gave lower tolls for the attacks but said they were likely to rise.

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Hurricane Matthew causes outbreak of Cholera in Haiti

The UN humanitarian agency in Geneva has made an emergency appeal for almost 120 million U.S. dollars (£98 million) in aid, saying about 750,000 people in south-west Haiti alone will need "life-saving assistance and protection" in the next three months.

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Infantino makes gains on World Cup expansion

The 48-team World Cup idea was originally proposed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and was addressed in the update from the FIFA Council meeting. CONCACAF lost out when a hosting rotation system approved during Sepp Blatter's presidency was abandoned before its scheduled turn in 2018 came around.

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Obama's War Crimes: Yemen War Escalates, Missile Fired at US Navy

Two missiles targeted a United States warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday but missed the vessel and hit the water instead, a Pentagon spokesman said. The Saudi government said Sunday that it would investigate, with assistance from USA experts. Ismail said the air strike occurred in the southern part of the city, where a wake was taking place for the father of the administration's interior minister, Jalal al-Roweishan, who had died of natural causes on Friday.

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Under fire from Trump backers, Speaker Ryan attacks liberals, Clinton

He said that liberals don't only want "a continuation of the last eight years". Some of his supporters told the Boston Globe this week that they intend to do just that, with one making explicit that he will target minorities. The WikiLeaks release of emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's personal account showed aides having to convince the former first lady to persuade her husband to cancel the Wall Street speech ahead of her campaign rollout.

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Canadian Politician Jim Prentice, 3 Others Die in Plane Crash

PT. Prentice's family released a statement saying the father-in-law of one of his daughters was also killed in the plane crash. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, who like Prentice once held the federal environment portfolio, remembered his old political opponent as someone who listened.

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Kuwaiti parliament dissolves, setting stage for early poll

In this coming election, Kuwait faces the squeeze of low global oil prices. The emir's decree was issued at the recommendation of the government which held an emergency meeting earlier on Sunday to discuss the standoff with MPs. On October 8, an Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and ISIL papers rammed into a truck carrying five USA soldiers in Kuwait , wounding only himself in the attack.

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Grundsatzeinigung zu Bund-Länder-Finanzen

Berlin (dpa) - Bund und Länder haben sich nach jahrelangen Verhandlungen auf einen neuen Finanzpakt geeinigt. Vom Jahr 2020 an soll die Umverteilung der Milliarden-Hilfen von "reichen" zu "armen" Ländern sowie zwischen Bund und Ländern neuen Regeln folgen.

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USA military detects failed N. Korean missile launch

North Korea is likely to continue to test its weapons as it aims to further develop its capacity to make smaller and lighter warheads that can fit into its intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Institute for Far Eastern Studies said in a report on September 30.

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Spectacular debut results in historic four goals

McDavid, the first pick overall in 2015, scored twice and had an assist as the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 7-4. Matthews swatted at the pass, giving Toronto a 1-0 lead. She cried following the third and fourth goals. Kyle Turris had his second goal of the night 37 seconds into overtime to hand the host Senators the victory.

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Pentagon probes pro-govt Iraq fighter deaths in coalition strike

Al-Abadi warned on TV: "We have asked the Turkish side a couple of times not to intervene in Iraqi matters and I fear the Turkish adventure could turn into a regional war". A major offensive to drive IS militants out of Mosul could start as early as this month, according to the Iraqi and U.S. militaries. The US-led coalition has been carrying out strikes against IS in Iraq since 2014, and the country s military also targets the jihadists with warplanes and helicopters.

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Iraqi army drops leaflets over Mosul in preparation for offensive

Earlier, the city of Hawija in Kirkuk province (southeast of Nineveh) has been liberated in conjunction with the Battle of Mosul . "They establish military bases in the south of Kobani". The launch of the operation is expected to be announced soon, but it will mark only the start of a battle that is likely to be the most hard and complex yet in the war against IS.

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USA military 'begins shelling' ISIL in Iraq's Mosul

Turkey says Iraq invited their troops to come to Iraq to train fighters, but Iraq has denied such claims. Take our online survey. Peshmerga Commander Omer Huseyin from Camp Bashiqa in northern Iraq that American howitzers, deployed some 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) away from Mosul city center, were hitting Daish targets.

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Philippines ends joint patrols with United States in the South China Sea

He underlined there is no way the United Nations would stop giving aid and expressed confidence "the partnership between the United Nations and the Philippines will remain strong as it has been as we go forward". "I think it's just going through these bumps on the road", Lorenzana reportedly said at a news conference. Lorenzana said there had been no official directive to scrap a defense cooperation agreement, known as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), Reuters reported .

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PM takes on Pakistan at BRICS, terms it mothership of terror

Modi appreciated Russia's understanding and support of India's actions to fight cross-border terrorism, an oblique reference to India's surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) last month targeting terror launch pads in PoK. "It goes without saying that we continue our substantive dialogue on the entire worldwide agenda, where India's and Russia's stances are very close or matching".

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Modi-Xi meet: terror 'key issue' but mum's the word on Azhar

BRICS was formed in 2011 with the aim of using members' growing economic and political influence to challenge Western hegemony. Modi will host a dinner for the leaders of the Brics club - which also includes South Africa and Brazil - ahead of talks today.

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Turkey-backed Syria rebels capture Dabiq from IS: monitor

According to Islamic tradition, Dabiq will be the site of a final battle between Muslims and infidels heralding Doomsday, a prophesy that the jihadist group had encouraged its supporters to regard as imminent and named one of its publications " Dabiq ".

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Aleppo must be 'cleaned', declares Assad, amid outcry over bloody siege

Having cut off diplomatic talks with Russian Federation after a cease-fire in Syria failed, the Obama administration has been at a loss to find a new viable strategy to stem the violence even as the bloodshed in Aleppo and elsewhere continues to mount.

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BRICS leaders vow to speed global recovery, fight terrorism

Everyone is appreciating Modi for strongly raising voice against Pakistan at an important summit like BRICS. India has blamed the Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack. "In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development", Modi said in remarks to BRICS leaders who met at a resort hotel in the western state of Goa.


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