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Modi Concludes BRICS Summit, Calls It A Success

Reflecting global concern, the Goa Declaration of the BRICS summit, which concluded here on Sunday, pointed out the need for countering the Islamic State which has occupied territories in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Analysts, however, are sceptical of India's chances of securing a joint BRICS condemnation given China's strong diplomatic support for Pakistan and Russia's efforts to forge closer defence ties with Islamabad .

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Turkey-backed forces attack IS stronghold in Syria

Both Turkish and worldwide coalition warplanes conducted airstrikes on Dabiq and nearby Arshak, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The governor said police raid followed a tip that the group could be planning an attack on an Alawite cultural association in the city, according to Anadolu.

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Explosion hits part of southern Turkish city of Gaziantep: Dogan

The Observatory said eight people were killed and dozens wounded when airstrikes targeted the center of the village and a checkpoint of the ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham rebel group. TV footage showed the fifth floor of the building in which part of the wall was blown away. Since summer 2015, Turkey has suffered a string of attacks in Gaziantep and elsewhere blamed on ISIL and Kurdish militants.

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Palestinian kills 2, wounds 6 near Jerusalem police headquarters

Tensions are running high as tens of thousands of Israelis are expected to flood into Jerusalem for the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The attacker sped towards a busy stop of the city's light rail system and opened fire, seriously wounding a woman waiting there, according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri.

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USA navy destroyer targeted by missiles from Houthi controlled area in Yemen

One official said initial reports are two missiles were fired at the destroyer, which used defensive countermeasures in response. "We can not emphasize enough today the urgency of ending the violence in Yemen ", he told reporters, according to Reuters.

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Recommendations regarding mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Huge crowds of crying people lined the streets of Bangkok as a convoy led by a van carrying the body of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej drove to the Grand Palace. Thailand's military seized control in 2014 and many believe they acted to ensure the generals were in charge when a succession took place. Prem, a former prime minister, was one of Bhumibol's principal confidants and has ties to Bhumibol's popular daughter, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

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Dak Prescott has thrown an interception

Prescott is starting for veteran Tony Romo , who injured his back in the preseason. The Packers pulled within 27-16 on Rodgers' touchdown pass to Randall Cobb but, needing a stop on third-and-5, Prescott beat a six-man blitz with a first-down completion to tight end Jason Witten and Dallas added a field goal to go ahead by 14 points.

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Alec Baldwin's Impression Of Trump On 'SNL' Is Like Therapy For America

Hillary Clinton's ambition and preparation, Donald Trump's sniffles and penchant for walking into Clinton's rhetorical traps-nothing was safe as "Saturday Night Live " opened its 42nd season this weekend by skewering last week's presidential debate .

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RSS worker hacked to death in Bengaluru

The police have launched a massive hunt to arrest the attackers of Rudresh R., a resident of Milk Man Street in Shivajinagar. A daylight murder of a 35-year-old RSS member has taken place on the busy place near Commercial Street on Sunday morning.

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Trump creates new storm with claims election is 'rigged'

The idea the election is unfairly tilted against Trump has become a resurgent theme for the NY billionaire and many of his supporters in the past several days as he's slipped in preference polls and faced allegations of sexual misconduct. "The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD", Trump tweeted Sunday .

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Wells Fargo American CEO John Stumpf forced to quit his job

That role will go to former General Mills executive Stephen Sanger, now the company's lead independent director. "It's important for you to know that making things right and restoring the faith you have in us is the very top priority for our entire Wells Fargo leadership team", the email said.

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US, UK consider sanctions against Syria, Russia

Ahead of today's meeting of European Union foreign ministers, Foreign Policy magazine revealed that under the pressure of the USA and its main allies, European Union foreign ministers are planning to formally and explicitly admonish Russian Federation for "supporting the Syrian government's deadly assault on Aleppo, an attack that "may amount to war crimes".

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US, UK mulling sanctions on Russia and Syria over Aleppo siege

Russian officials said the Syria situation was being misrepresented to destroy any chance that European leaders would end the sanctions, which Russia regards as illegal because they were not approved by the United Nations Security Council.

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Iraq announces start of offensive to retake Mosul

Mosul fell to Isis in June of 2014, when the extremist group blitzed across northern and western Iraq, over-running almost a third of the country and plunging Iraq into its most critical political and security crisis since the US-led invasion in 2003.

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These are 'Boko Haram's demands' for the release of 83 Chibok girls

The possibility of an exchange is high given that Boko Haram has previously said the only condition under which it would consider releasing the girls is an exchange for its imprisoned members. We have provided very good accommodation for you where you will stay where you will sleep and your parents will come and meet you there also. On April 29, 2015, the military said several field commanders of Boko Haram terrorists group had been killed in an attack carried out inside Sambisa forest.

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16 dead in explosion at Atmeh village in Syria

Rebel commanders were among the dead, said the. The Britain-based monitoring group said it was unclear what caused the explosion at the Atme crossing between Turkey and the northern Syrian province of Idlib, adding that around 20 people had also been wounded.

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Duterte admin warned: Stop the killings or face ICC

Find us on Facebook too! In the AO, Duterte cited a 2014 Human Rights Watch report which stated that the Philippines is one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a journalist because of killings and enforced disappearances. Philippine Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea wrote to Agnes Callamard of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 26, inviting her to visit "to see for yourself" if criticisms of President Rodrigo Duterte are "legally and factually sound".

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Army giving befitting reply to ceasefire violations: Manohar Parrikar

The recent one being on Sunday, when unprovoked firing emanated from Pakistani troops in Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Of all the incidents of unprovoked Pakistani mortar shelling, besides automatic and small arms fire since September 19, almost 50 per cent of the ceasefire violations have taken place in Nowshera sector.

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Clinton leads Trump by 15 points in Virginia

According to a tracking survey released Sunday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, Clinton leads Trump among likely voters in Virginia, 44-29 percent. Another first: leading among military families. Women's support of Clinton is almost double their support for Trump, 50 percent to 26 percent. She now leads 55 to 21 percent.

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Regency in place as Thais flock to palace to honor dead king

Thais in their thousands, dressed in somber black and white, descended on the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Saturday to pay respects to Bhumibol, who died on October 13, but were met with the unexpected closure of the complex. "We're going to wear them for a year". The department has set up the altar because it recognizes the difficulties Thai immigrants and migrant workers face to return to their home country to mourn, Chang said.

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PM hits out at Pak BRICS-BIMSTEC summit

The September 18 cross-border terror attack on an army camp at Uri claimed the lives of 19 Indian soldiers. China and India, despite a $74.9 billion trading relationship, are also geopolitical rivals: Beijing has blocked India's attempt to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, sought closer ties with Pakistan and has concerned New Delhi with investments in neighboring South Asian countries.

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Experts worry about voting-related turmoil on Election Day

The Montana Pavilion at MetraPark will be open on election day from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. Our north Garland location is not open on Wednesday mornings and opens at 1 p.m. Voters can also see what is on their ballot, update their voter registration information and request an absentee ballot through vote.virginia.gov.

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Second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely' before 2020-Sturgeon

The First Minister said she was frustrated by the Prime Minister's behaviour and said she did not think the promise to ensure Scotland played a full role in devising the UK's negotiating strategy had been kept. And certainly not for leaders of governments to do so. Setting herself up for a battle with Mrs May will serve Ms Sturgeon in future elections: The SNP's pitch to voters is that it is best placed to fight for Scotland's interests.

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USA warship 'again targeted in apparent failed missile attack'

The incident was revealed Saturday by Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson during a ship christening in Baltimore. John Richardson said the guided missile destroyer USS Mason deployed electronic countermeasures to foil the attack and was not hit in Saturday's incident -the third such attack on US naval vessels in the area in the past week.

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Turkish troops in Iraq Not invaders: Pentagon

Turkey however, remained defiant, with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowing on Thursday to maintain Turkish troop presence "no matter what Baghdad says". Last December, Turkey sent some 150 troops and about two dozen combat tanks to Camp Bashiqa, located some 12 kilometers (7.46 miles) northeast of the Daesh-held city of Mosul .

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Nigeria's Vice President Receives Released Chibok Girls In Audience

While the "extra" one girl released by the sect to the negotiating team was a "mark of appreciation" by the Boko Haram leadership to the leading Nigerian humanitarian leader, who has been deeply involved in all attempts to make peace between them and the government over the years.

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North Carolina Democrats sue to extend voter registration deadline

North of Willow, houses and apartments were filling up with water even before the river was expected to crest Thursday. In North Carolina, a state judge ordered election officials to extend the deadline in 36 eastern counties of the state because of disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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Voters Aren't Buying Donald Trump's Denials Or Excuses

An average of polls collated by Real Clear Politics gives Clinton a lead of 5.5 per cent. He also used that claim earlier Saturday to fundraise. Aside from placing blame on "rigging", Trump has said losing the election "will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy".

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Erdogan: Iraq can not handle Mosul assault alone

From the sky and on the ground comes close support from the US-led coalition. Turkey sent troops and tanks into northern Syria in August to help opposition forces recapture IS strongholds and curb the advance of a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Ankara views as an extension of Turkey's outlawed Kurdish separatists.

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Modi hosts BRICS leaders amid bloc's economic woes

Addressing the BRICS leaders, PM Narendra Modi today said that BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action. He also alleged that the Indian leadership is "desperately trying to hide its brutalities" in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing on LoC

Kohli said that the cross-border firing has disrupted normal life of the local residents here, adding the local administration has made all arrangements for their safety. A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the surgical strikes by Indian Army in PoK on September 29 to dismantle terror launching pads.

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Kigali deal: 197 nations adopt agreement to curb HFC greenhouse gas emissions

Representatives from almost 200 member countries have agreed to slash greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Rwanda via the Montreal Protocol, which mean lead to a huge reduction of 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) in global warming by the end of this century.

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Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

Iraqi troops are also positioned east of Mosul in the Khazer area, along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and to the north of the city near the Mosul Dam and Bashiqa areas. Eight policemen were killed and 11 others wounded in the first attack, which took place in Mutaibija, south of the city of Tikrit, while the militants had three dead in their ranks.

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US coalition providing support in Mosul battle

The battle to retake Mosul will be the largest military operation in Iraq since US troops left in 2011 and, if successful, the biggest setback yet for the extremists. "The way this offensive is carried out, as well as the treatment of the fleeing civilians at the hands of the fighting forces, and the effectiveness of the humanitarian response, will determine the future of Iraq and how Iraqis will live side by side with each other".

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Navy man faces charges in truck crash that killed 4

CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said that at 3:30 p.m., the auto hit a guardrail, and plunged 60 feet below, landing in the crowd below. And the CHP identifies the driver of the truck as Richard Anthony Sepolio, a 25-year-old navy sailor, based out of Coronado.


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