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May urged to reveal Brexit plan as lawmakers push for vote

Open Europe, which took a neutral stance on the referendum, said Britain could risk losing its status as a hub for financial services unless passporting rights are made the top priority in negotiations with the EU. The price of Britain's favourite foods face a steep hike if the Government pushes for a hard Brexit, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg warns.

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Latham, Southee pull NZ back from brink in 1st ODI vs India

After bowling out New Zealand for 190 in 43.5 overs, India reached the target in a mere 33.1 overs in a match that turned out to be thoroughly one-sided. We were below par in all areas. "We're a tough unit, so we need to stick together and have to play our best cricket to beat India ". Latham the found an able partner in Tim Southee as the pair added valuable 71 runs for the ninth wicket.

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Thai PM says heir to throne has been chosen

The formal procedure for him to become king, which involves the president of the legislature inviting him to ascend the throne, can happen at any time before his coronation. Vajiralongkorn, who is the father of seven children and has been married three times, is a career soldier whose personal life has been the subject of gossip on outlawed websites and in leaked diplomatic cables.

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Kidnapper of Pakistan Governor's son among 6 killed

A CTD team conducted raid on a tip-off regarding presence of terrorists near Sheikhupura Bypass. Upon this, the terrorists opened fire. Six terrorists affiliated with an outlawed organisation were killed in an encounter in here on Saturday, law enforcement sources told Geo News.

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Modi concludes brics summit calls it a success

They also resolved to encourage countries and International Organisations to assist developing economies in building their tax capacity. In the declaration, the BRICS said it reaffirmed commitment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) worldwide standards on combating money laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation.

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Shooting attack in Jerusalem wounds three, assailant killed, say police

He used an Israeli army rifle, police said. Jerusalem has seen its share of violence over the past year. He then continued driving and shot another woman who was seated in her auto before speeding off toward an Arab neighbourhood in east Jerusalem .

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Missing toddler Ben Needham 'died as result of an accident' police say

She told the Daily Mirror that even if nothing was found, those who had taken part in a long and hard search operation "deserve medals". Ben Needham's mother Kerry has praised the hard work of the police and local volunteers. "Work continues behind the scenes as officers begin to process the findings from each site". During that time, "nothing of major significance has been found", according to Detective Inspector Jon Cousins.

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US, Britain urge immediate ceasefire in Yemen

Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson issued the call in a joint statement with Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the United Nations envoy to Yemen. "This is the time to implement a cease-fire unconditionally and then move to the negotiating table", Kerry said. The American military also struck directly against the rebels over the past week - marking an escalation of U.S.

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Hillary Clinton Beating Donald Trump by 14 Points in New NBC/WSJ Poll

The commission only breathed a sigh of relief when Giuliani took them to other seats, in the front row of a different section. Less than 24 hours after the debate, Clinton and her team have already started to prepare for the third and final contest in Las Vegas later this month.

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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels launch offensive on IS-held Dabiq

A monitoring group and a rebel commander said heavy shelling had taken place ahead of the offensive. Turkish-backed rebels launched an offensive on October 15 to try to capture the Syrian town of Dabiq, a symbolically important stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.

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Thailand upholds elections roadmap despite King's death

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials said October 16, BBC reported. His formal coronation will take place after the king has been cremated following a year of mourning.

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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition captures Dabiq from Islamic State

In Dabiq , Islamic State fighters put up "minimal" resistance in defending the town , according to a commander of the Syrian opposition Hamza Brigade, before they withdrew south to al-Bab, which remains under IS control. The Pentagon said USA and coalition forces carried out six strikes near Mosul on Friday. US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter welcomed news of the recapture of the town and congratulated the fighters involved.

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My wife belongs to my kitchen, says Nigerian president

Kayode Ogundamisi, a social commentator and activist, who campaigned hard to get Mr. Buhari elected in 2015, said the president's views were not compatible with modern ideals. Initially she had low profile and was also barely seen or heard. Addressing State House correspondents on Sunday, Okorocha, who is also the chairman of the Progressives Governors' Forum, also advised President Buhari not to ignore calls for cabinet reshuffle.

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Airstrikes in Syria's eastern Aleppo kill 13

Kerry said Sunday the officials are disturbed and outraged by the devastation that has hit the northern city of Aleppo. An AFP correspondent in the eastern districts said White Helmets rescuers were still working Monday morning to pull about 20 people out of the rubble in Qaterji.

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Our role in release of 21 Chibok girls — Red Cross speaks

Muta Abana, the father of one of the released girls, has been living in Nasarawa state neighboring Abuja , expressed anxiety as numerous girls reportedly have been forced to marry Boko Haram fighters. First Lady Michelle Obama. Shocking revelations have emerged, days after the 21 of the abducted Chibok girls were freed and brought to Abuja by top security officials.

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European Union mulls more Syria sanctions as political efforts falter

The west has accused Russian Federation of carrying out the indiscriminate aerial bombing of civilians in Aleppo in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces. On September 9, the U.S. and Russian Federation brokered a ceasefire agreement between the Syrian government and opposition groups. Today US Secretary John Kerry joined Boris Johnson in London for talks on ending the crisis in the warn-torn country.

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Pakistan, India border troops exchange fire across LoC

Earlier, the FO had claimed ceasefire violations by Indian troops were indicative of New Delhi's nervousness following a "diplomatic offensive" launched by Pakistan to expose human rights violations by Indian troops in held Kashmir. "The threat is always there as the enemy can not be trusted especially after the surgical strikes", said a senior army official. The relations between Pakistan and India were further deteriorated after Indian military base was attacked in Uri town of Occupied ...

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North's failed missile launch a response to US-South Korea naval drills

The failed test came on the day Seoul and Washington concluded a large-scale joint naval drill against the North. The US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) said: "The North American Aerospace Defence Command determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America".

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U.S. Navy Destroyer Fired On Again Off Yemen

The official initially said that the ships were transiting in global waters when the USS Mason detected multiple incoming surface-to-surface missiles. Following the Baltimore commissioning ceremony of guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), Richardson confirmed some details on the apparent attack to reporters.

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Regent appointed as Thailand mourns death of King

The world's longest-reigning monarch died at 88, on. "While CPJ sympathises with the Thai people over the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej , we lament that the government has resorted to crude censorship at this sensitive time", said Steven Butler, CPJ's Asia programme coordinator.

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Erdogan warns of 'plan B' over Mosul offensive

With a pre-war population of around two million, Mosul is at least five times bigger than any other city Daesh has controlled. Tucked behind Bashiqa Mountain in northern Iraq , some 500 Turkish troops stationed alongside a local militia say they are training and arming Iraqi fighters to help defeat the Islamic State group.

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Us sprinter Tyson Gay mourns daughter's death

Lexington police say the area where the shooting happened has been subject to increased police patrols. Mr Gay, who is from Lexington, confirmed her death to local TV station Lex 18 . "I have no idea what happened", Gay told Lex18, as quoted by the BBC . She also ran on a 4×200 relay team that finished fourth. Tyson Gay holds the record of being the second fastest 100m runner in the world, only next to Usain Bolt.

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BRICS nations vow to speed global recovery

At the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, the representatives of two South Asian nations openly said that their nation's sympathies lay with India - which on September 18 lost 19 jawans in the deadly attack, which is widely seen in India as an example of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

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Iraqi Kurdish forces take lead in Mosul battle

The operation of security forces and allied US-led coalition troops to retake Mosul will be the biggest in the country since U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011. Mosul residents say IS fighters have blocked major roads and bridges in and out of Mosul . "Godspeed to the heroic Iraqi forces, Kurdish #Peshmerga, and #Ninewa volunteers".

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Iraqi military threatens to attack Turkish forces ahead of battle for Mosul

Ankara has an undisclosed number of troops in the Bashiqa camp training Iraqi fighters who hope to take part in the fight to recapture Mosul. Baghdad labelled the move a "blatant violation" of its sovereignty. Abadi also called for Mosul residents to cooperate with Iraqi security forces, and said that: "You are today closer than any previous time to being rescued from the injustice and tyranny and cruelty of ISIS ".

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More arrests of pipeline protesters in North Dakota

Ironically, in the state's criminal complaint, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Lindsey Wohl, referencing the Democracy Now! video report in a sworn affidavit, stated, "Amy Goodman can be seen on the video identifying herself and interviewing protesters about their involvement in the protest".

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BRICS to Deepen Economic Engagement to Combat Terror

Modi, who spearheaded a drive to put terrorism at the centerstage of the summit, said the BRICS leaders had been unanimous in recognizing the need to combat terrorism, which poses a global threat. Brazil, the second largest constituent of the five-nation grouping, is also struggling with a near contraction in growth coupled with high inflation and lingering political troubles, while the resources rich Russian Federation is associated with geopolitical risks as it fends for global sanctions ...

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Syrian rebels seize symbolic town of Dabiq from Isil

The rebels also captured Dabiq's neighbouring village of Soran, Osman and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . The town, northeast of Aleppo , is of little strategic value but the area holds crucial ideological importance for Isis because of a Sunni prophesy.

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Egyptian military kills 100 ISIS members In retaliatory strike

The organisation quickly claimed responsibility for the onslaught while Egyptian forces said 15 of the assailants were killed in the attack. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi said Saturday the war against Islamic militants in Sinai will be long, but that conditions in the vast and arid region were improving.

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Iraqi forces launch military push to drive IS from Mosul

Mosul , Iraq's second largest city, has been under IS rule for more than two years and is still home to more than a million civilians according to United Nations estimates. But for Mosul to be recaptured, not only must a diverse coalition of Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces defeat ISIS fighters, they must do so while following the lead of Iraqi forces.

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31 killed in airstrikes by rebel groups in Syria

The EU sanctions are likely to include travel bans and a freeze of assets belonging to political figures and top military brass accused of crimes. Kerry and French President Francois Hollande have both suggested the savagery might be grounds for the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into possible war crimes by the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian enablers.

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Nigeria denies reports of swap deal for release of Chibok girls

Information Minister Lai Mohammed denied reports that the government had swapped Boko Haram fighters for their release and said he was not aware if any ransom had been paid. He has added: 'Regardless of the fact that it will turn out in, we will try to receive control over a mutiny of Boko Haram , and we will make it by means of a military operation, peace talks and dialogue.

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Varanasi stampede toll rises to 24, police cite suffocation as main cause

Ramanagar police station incharge Anil Kumar Singh told IANS that 19 people were killed in the stampede, while five of the injured succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Modi, who was hosting a meeting of BRICS nations in the state of Goa, expressed his condolences to the victims' families and promised help. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed the Varanasi Commissioner to institute a magisterial inquiry into the incident and said stern action will be taken against the organisers ...

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Are lyrics literature? Writers debate Dylan's Nobel

The consistency of thought over the decades reveals a great deal about how Dylan sees himself and his art. Meanwhile, fans of Haruki Murukami, Don DeLillo, Milan Kundera and PhilipRoth are dismayed, and Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh postulates that this is an "ill-conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies".

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USA could retaliate for strike on ship off Yemeni coast

Asked if the US was developing targets for a possible retaliatory strike, he said he could not confirm that. "We want very much to get to the bottom of what happened". The second missile fell into the water before any countermeasures were used. "Anytime anyone engages a U.S. Navy ship at sea in hostility. they do so at great peril to themselves", said Davis.


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