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Combating terrorism, economy areas of concern: PM Modi at BRICS

It condemned the recent terror attacks on India, which also includes Uri, but fell short of mentioning it. New Delhi has since launched a diplomatic blitz to isolate Islamabad in the global community while the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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Clinton, Trump condemn Republican Party office firebombing

The substance encased in a bottle was thrown through one of the windows. The attack on the Orange County Headquarters office is horrific and unacceptable. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been called in to investigate. "I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation", McCrory's added , and Cooper's said "the culprits must be caught and brought to justice".

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Obama Warned That US Weapons Would Be Used to Target Civilians

The USS Mason was "conducting routine operations in global waters in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen" when crew members "detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period", Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. In its statement on Monday, the U.S. navy said the United States remains "committed to ensuring freedom of navigation everywhere in the world". He also stated that the USA would continue to take all necessary paths to ensure the safety of its ships and crew members.

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Thai regent is sprightly 96-year-old face of establishment

His body was brought to the palace in a convoy as mourners lined the streets weeping. The junta he heads said all TV channels would broadcast documentaries daily on the late king's work until midnight, and then return to their own programming, which had to be "sensitive to the feelings" of the Thai people.

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US, UK consider sanctions for Syria, Russia for Aleppo bombings

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. The Syrian and Russian militaries say they only target militants. Kerry said he and other ministers have to exhaust every possibility to find a way to halt the fighting.

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Several injured in explosion at BASF facility in Germany

The relevant authorities have been notified, the company said. Write to Monica Houston-Waesch at Nikki. The Associated Press reported that the facility where the explosion occurred is used to unload flammable liquids and liquid gas. The factory's steam crackers has been shut down for safety reasons due to the incident, a BASF spokeswoman said. However, people who live in Ludwigshafen and neighbouring city Mannheim are being warned to stay inside and shut all doors and windows.

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Operation to liberate Mosul begins

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by US -led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.

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Buhari's comments: #TheOtherRoom trending in Nigeria

Asked whether her husband was still in control of Nigeria's government, Aisha Buhari told the BBC: "That is left for the people to decide". But Buhari said that having run for president three times and having succeeded at the fourth attempt, he could " claim superior knowledge over her and the rest of the opposition because at the end I have succeeded" in winning Nigeria's presidency.

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Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Iraq

Two more IS-claimed bombings in Baghdad earlier in the month left a total of at least 10 dead, while two others killed at least 17 people at the end of September. Some 30,000 troops are expected to take part in the operation. The group swept through a swath of Iraq in June 2014 and took control of significant areas in the north and west.

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U.S. navy destroyer targeted by missiles from Houthi controlled area in Yemen

Strike Group transiting global waters in the Red Sea detected possible inbound missile threats and deployed appropriate defensive countermeasures", Ross said in a statement. The ship was built in Bath, according to the U.S. Navy. It appears to have been the target of the two previous Houthi attacks against the U.S. ships, as well as the latest suspected attack.

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Samsung, Apple battle in Supreme Court

Apple is going after Samsung for other patent violations. But a decision for Samsung would represent a significant change in the interpretation of patent law. Samsung , unsurprisingly, says an all-profits rule is outrageous and complained it could be likened to "the award of the entire profits on a vehicle for infringement of a patented cup-holder design", the WSJ said.

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BIMSTEC members have economic opportunities to share: Modi

Benaulim: In the wake of several SAARC nations coming out in support of New Delhi following the Uri attack and the subsequent cancellation of the bloc's summit in Islamabad, India, on Monday said Pakistan has been isolated due to its own policies and it has nothing to do with it.

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King of Thailand's Body Transferred to Palace as Year of Mourning Begins

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn , 64, is the king's named successor, but has made a surprise request to delay formally becoming the next king, according to the junta leader who appealed for citizens to accept the decision and "not cause chaos".

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Turkish military says Syrian border security largely achieved with Dabiq seizure

Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkey have seized the town of Dabiq from Islamic State, a symbolically crucial victory in the fight against the terror group. Though only a small town of marginal strategic importance in northern Syria, Dabiq has figured centrally in IS propaganda. Turkish airstrikes and artillery have proven a balance-shifting force on the northern Syrian battlefields.

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Hurricane cuts power to over 300000 Florida homes and businesses

The biggest questions remained as noon approached: Will the entire center cross over land? By Saturday afternoon, the US National Hurricane Centre had downgraded Matthew to a Category One hurricane, as maximum sustained winds decreased to 75mph.

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Death toll in North Carolina rises in wake of Hurricane Matthew

A federal judge has ordered an extension of the voter registration deadline for one county in coastal Georgia after Hurricane Matthew disrupted the final sign-up days for new voters. SC extended its registration deadline due to Matthew from October 7 to October 11. State officials said this week they would not extend the regular deadline to register to vote, but allowances would be made for forms delayed by mail delivery.

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UNESCO to vote on resolution refuting Jewishness of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Unesco was ignoring "thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem" and aiding "Islamist terror". "It is clear that the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, as a key holy site in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is a flashpoint in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict", Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld wrote in a letter to Ambassador Matthew Sudders.

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Trump presidential campaign cuts ties with Ohio GOP chairman

The rebuke was one of the last Clinton would aim at the GOP writ large. He calls efforts to draw Trump into this year's state races "diversionary tactics" that won't work. But regardless of the outcome on November 8, the tragedy is the diminished state of the Republican Party whose message is appealing to an ever-smaller audience of general election voters.

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UNESCO Director-General Speaks Out Against Vote, But Gets Something Big Wrong

It comes after the body approved a text which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex which is also the holiest site in Judaism. During the vote 26 countries were abstained including Serbia and Turkmenistan; 24 countries supported the resolution , and only six countries the U.S., Britain, Germany, Holland, Lithuania and Estonia voted against the resolution .

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LEADING OFF: Bauer, Indians take 2-0 ALCS lead into Toronto

Both for being completely unhittable and for being a top-tier reliever willing to pitch multiple-inning bursts that don't necessarily come with saves, the lefty has become one of the stories of the 2016 postseason. Bauer has worked a 4.26 ERA this season, but his Fielding Independent Pitching is a 3.99, mostly because he's walking fewer and striking out more. Cleveland has two wins and has yet to have two hits in a single inning.

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Missiles 'fired at U.S. warships' off Yemen, says USA military

Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement. The Mason and Nitze were deployed near Yemen with the USS Ponce (AFSB (I) 15) after the former Navy high-speed transport HSV-2 Swift was attacked by Houthi rebels using RPG rockets. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the incident not yet made public. It came as the United States and Britain called on Sunday for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to end violence between the Iran-backed ...

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Poland Rejects Abortion Ban

Politicians from Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS), which swept to power in elections a year ago, have stressed that the proposal to ban abortion was not an initiative by the party but by a group of citizens. "But we have come to the conclusion, observing the social situation, that this would be a factor leading to protests". Poland already has restrictive rules on abortion, which allow it only in cases of rape, incest or if the mother or baby had serious health problems.

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More arrests made in fatal shooting of Tyson Gay's daughter

Sunday after witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel says police don't believe Trinity Gay was in either of the vehicles involved. He was stripped of his medal, however, after he tested positive for steroids in 2013. "I'm at a point where I want to be involved in more of her sports", he said.

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Trump's latest unsubstantiated charge has Clinton on drugs

Pence appeared on NBC's " Meet the Press " and " Fox News Sunday ". "But (they) are exhausted of the obvious bias in the national media". "No, they are unsubstantiated", Pence says, arguing that the allegations are, in some cases, decades old.

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PM Modi interacts with Nepal, Bangladesh's PM for stronger bilateral ties

The bilateral meeting between China and Nepal had already ended. Nepali sources confirmed that the fifteen minute-long meeting was unscheduled and unplanned and took place after Nepal and China held a bilateral discussion on the sideline of the BRICS summit here.

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ISIS suffers huge symbolic loss in Dabiq, Syria, to Turkey-backed rebels

Turkey launched an incursion into Syria in August in support of Syrian rebels to try to push Islamic State from its border. The defeat for IS came as the United States and Britain warned they were considering imposing sanctions against economic targets in Syria and Russian Federation, which is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, over the government-imposed siege of second city Aleppo.

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Hurricane Nicole may bring waves but otherwise spare Atlantic Canada

The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kph), was still a strong Category 2 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and capable of causing extensive damage. As a result of Nicole's torrential rain, which left several areas flooded, the island's total rainfall for the year rise to 62 inches - that is 17 inches above normal.

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Local GOP office in North Carolina firebombed

While many applauded Weinberger's efforts, other's believe his goodwill is misplaced. The party responded to Trump in a tweet , pledging not to be silenced or repressed. "The office itself is a total loss", Woodhouse told the Charlotte Observer "The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been".

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Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria's Vice President has promised the immediate rehabilitation of the 21 Chibok girls who were released by the Boko Haram sect on Thursday . "This was not a swap ". He sought global support for Nigeria in the task of getting the remaining girls released. Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state, where the jihadists have waged a seven-year insurgency to set up an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million ...

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Turkish-backed rebels capture symbolically important Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIS

On 24th August, 2016 Turkey sent tanks, warplanes and special operations forces into northern Syria and a dozen ISIL targets were destroyed in air strikes Turkish artillery destroyed at least 70 ISIL targets. "Let's create space for them", he said. This message is used extensively in Islamic State's propaganda. The image of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels sweeping into the town in Toyota trucks as ISIS militants flee doesn't square with the grand vision of a victorious battle signaling the end of ...

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Pampore encounter ends: 2 militants killed after 3-days of gun battle

An unconfirmed number of militants had entered the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex in Pampore on Monday, leaving one soldier injured in the encounter. The multi-storey building is located on the banks of the Jhelum river, some 12 km from the Srinagar city centre. Sixty rooms had 60 bathrooms also, it takes time to clear each room.

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Clinton's chances of winning at 95 percent, poll says

In them, Clinton casts herself as sympathetic to Wall Street and says "you need both a public and private position."Clinton also sought to shift focus to her opponent, suggesting the hack was the result of Russian leaders attempting to influence the election in Trump's favor.Each candidate has some strong points in the debate, analysts said.Trump, who spent much of the first debate playing defense, was more aggressive in turning the spotlight to Clinton this time, Leckrone said".

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1st league win for Stoke as Allen continues scoring streak

David Moyes has said he does not care how his first Premier League win as Sunderland boss comes. "We need to stay together and I think we can get out of this situation together". They travel to Stoke on Saturday in what might be deemed the first relegation six-pointer of the season but at least offers one the chance of a much-needed first victory.

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Palestinians Welcome UNESCO Vote On Al-Aqsa Compound

The Change.org petition, authored by the International Legal Forum and the pro-Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs, focused on the Temple Mount - the holiest site in Judaism, as it is where the two temples once stood - which the UNESCO resolution referred to as the "Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif and its surroundings".

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Baby elephant jumps in river to rescue her human 'best friend'

Footage shows Kham Lha leap to rescue Darrick when she sees him apparently drowning in the water (even though he doesn't really need saving). How adorable is this clip? Their bond with Derrick was solidified when he became her tender caregiver following her rescue from captivity in the tourism industry previous year.


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