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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland may seek separate European Union trade deal

In her clearest indication yet of the circumstances that will trigger another vote on the break-up of the Union, the First Minister said she would call a re-run of 2014's referendum if the Government did not give Scotland new powers to keep it in the single market.

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President Xi expresses congratulations on Shenzhou-11 launch

Tiangong-2 is China's second step towards an independent space station and is capable of receiving both manned and unmanned spacecraft, but the main goal of the space lab is to test its systems and processes for mid-term space stays and refueling.

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Egyptian troops killed in security checkpoint attack in Sinai

IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement Saturday, saying its fighters killed 20 "apostates" and seized weapons. Sinai Province, ISIL's affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, claimed responsibility on for the October 14 attack on a checkpoint 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the town of Bir al-Abd.

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Duterte: US alliance will remain

Philippine police have said almost 2,300 people have died in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs since July, down from an earlier estimate of 3,600, after investigations into the near-daily killings. In the AO, Duterte cited a 2014 Human Rights Watch report which stated that the Philippines is one of the most risky places in the world to be a journalist because of killings and enforced disappearances.

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Cleveland planning to start rookie Merritt in Game 4 or 5

They don't have a true superstar, an embarrassment of All-Stars or a celebrity following. That would be the National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers, who play next door. "I don't think this is going to be a big deal". "We should be displaying more consciousness in the choices we make in relation to logos", Michael Swinwood, Cardinal's attorney says according to the Toronto Star.

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Ezekiel Elliott Does A Post Game Interview Sans Pants

The Dallas Cowboys' running back did a postgame interview in his johns, and seemed completely unphased by it. There is no National Football League player on a bigger roll right now than Ezekiel Elliott . He predicted Zeke will not only beat Dickerson, but also cross the 2,000-yard mark. In 1999, James rushed for 1,553 yards. "Yeah, I believe it". Elliott has 703 yards through six games, while Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is a distant second with 587 yards.

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Pro-govt gains in Aleppo ahead of key Syria talks

They also come with tensions high between Moscow and the West, which has accused Russian Federation of potential war crimes over its bombing campaign. Early morning raids in east Aleppo killed at least seven civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said, and regime forces captured high ground overlooking opposition areas on the northeastern outskirts of the city.

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Unofficial results: Montenegro pro-West ruling party wins

Montenegrins voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could determine whether the small Balkan state continues on its Western course or turns back to traditional ally Russian Federation. Serbia's prime minister Aleksandar Vucic said Sunday that he has been informed of the arrests and that authorities have no information about the group "the day this is happening is odd, and that is all I will say", Vucic said before adding that he will issue further comment on Monday, once the ...

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White House denies battle for Mosul timed to benefit Clinton

Aircraft dropped "tens of thousands of newspapers and magazines on the center of the city of Mosul carrying important news.to inform them of updates and facts and victories", said Iraq's Joint Operations Command, which distributed images of some of the leaflets.

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Iraq announces the start of the offensive to retake Mosul

Without mentioning Turkey by name, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday that "all global forces in Iraq should be there with the approval and in coordination with the government of Iraq". As he spoke a Humvee drove by with the word Rojava, or Syria's Kurdistan, painted on the protection plate of the machine gun turret. "When we're done here, we will chase them to Raqqa or wherever they go", he added referring to the largest city under control of the militants in Syria.

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Republicans 'naive' about voter fraud: Donald Trump

Trump´s campaign has been struggling with sexual misconduct allegations from several women since a 2005 videotape emerged on Oct 7 showing him boasting about groping and making other unwanted sexual advances on women. Pence did not repeat Trump's claim at his two OH stops in Mason and Columbus. Yet Trump has advised his supporters to pose as election monitors on Election Day.

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Bale accepts Austria point

Wales could only hold on to their lead for six minutes, however, with Allen's Stoke team-mate Marko Arnautovic leveling the scores in Vienna. There has been all sorts said about what we do, but we concentrate on ourselves and the game plan.

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Mosul operation to test United Nations humanitarian efforts

In addition to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, US troops, British and French Special Forces, and a number of Turkish soldiers are supporting the Iraqi army in the battle, which is expected to take between several weeks to several months to complete, the Guardian reports .

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Auston Matthews Scores 4 goals In Maple Leafs Debut

At least with something positive. With his record number of goals in his first NHL game last night, Auston Matthews has kicked off what's inevitably going to be a spectacular ice hockey career. Rebuilding on the fly is almost impossible in a league that has been taken over by the kids. Matthews, a 19-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., was selected with the No.

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Bangladesh, China agree to upgrade bilateral ties

Posters with pictures of President Xi Jinping and Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been put up all across major streets and junctions in the city. Citing Bangladesh's textile industry as an example, Wang Shida, a research fellow at the South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania Research Institute of Contemporary International Relations Research Academy of China, told the Global Times that the industry is very competitive and important for the country, ...

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Netflix subscriptions boom around world, shares jump 20 percent

Netflix Inc added over 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as "Stranger Things" drew new global viewers and kept US customers despite a price hike, sending its shares soaring 20 percent in late trade.

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Parents of Daughters Are More Likely to Vote for Hillary Clinton

But on Monday at the OH rallies, the IN governor's unprompted warning of voter fraud fed into many voters' belief that the election, as Trump has asserted, is "rigged". Clinton's announcement came as her campaign was hit with another revelation related to the use of a private email server as secretary of state. "Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the State Department offered a quid pro quo to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in exchange for their willingness to ...

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Syria's Assad seeks Egypt's help in fighting 'terrorism'

An AFP correspondent said White Helmets rescuers were working to pull more than a dozen people out of the rubble in the hardest-hit district of Qaterji, where the Observatory said Russian raids killed 17 civilians. Russian air support of the onslaught - which has destroyed hospitals and other civilian infrastructure - has spurred accusations of potential war crimes and threats of punitive sanctions.

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Saudi-led coalition admits error in funeral bombing in Yemen

Initially, a US defense official said multiple missiles were fired at three ships patrolling worldwide waters at around 3:30 p.m. ET. The Houthis, a Shiite rebel group that controls Yemen's capital, San'a, denied targeting the USS Mason , and condemned the USA strikes on the radar sites.

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces launch assault on Islamic State stronghold

The fight over Mosul, home to 1.5 million people, is backed by US ground and air forces, who are aiding the Iraqi military and Kurdish troops. The Mosul operation for liberation from ISIS has begun in Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Monday.

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Remaining Chibok Girls To Be Released Soon

He pleaded that all and sundry should play roles that would ensure safety of the remaining girls who were still more than 150 saying that the lives of was more important than any sentiment, be it political or religious. "If they do it through the "modified leadership" of Boko Haram and they talk with an internationally recognised NGO, then Nigeria will be prepared to discuss their release", he said.

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Video of Rohith Vemula asserting his Dalit status surfaces

In the video, appeared to have been shot at a tent (named as "Dalit ghetto") near the Shopcom area in HCU where Vemula and his other colleagues had stayed following their suspension, Vemula talked about himself and his background. In its report, the Justice Roopanwal Commission, set up by Union HRD Ministry, has stated that material on record did not establish that Vemula was a Dalit and attributed his suicide to personal reasons.

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Air strike on funeral may galvanize anti-Saudi forces in Yemen

The Silkworm is a type of coastal defense cruise missile that Iran has been known to use. The war has killed at least 10,000 people and brought parts of Yemen, by far the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, to the brink of starvation.

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West Indies, set 346 to win, 95-2 at close

This was Test cricket s second ever day-night Test played with a pink ball after Australia and New Zealand featured in the first at Adelaide in November past year. Pakistan's hopes were rested on leg-spinner Yasir Shah who was not at his best despite good turn on offer. He finally got his first wicket when he bowled Chase from across his feet.

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Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary in New Hampshire

According to a joint study by the Wall Street Journal and the NBC network, Clinton now holds and 11 point lead - 48 percent to 37 percent- among probable voters, a clear improvement over the 6 point lead she held in mid-September. Fewer than half ― 35 percent ― of Clinton supporters say the same. Trump tweeted . The same sentiment was also expressed in posts and during rallies in ME and New Hampshire on Sunday (AEDT).

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Alex Noren remains in front at the British Masters

At 12 under par Bland was a shot ahead of Sweden's Alex Noren , with Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood and Scott Jamieson a shot further back on a crowded leaderboard. Bland, who is seeking a first European Tour title at the 395th attempt, quickly doubled his overnight lead thanks to birdies on the first two holes, but dropped his first shot of the week on the fourth after finding sand off the tee.

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Community and colleagues remember former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice

Canada's Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the wreckage of a downed Citation jet bound for Calgary, Alberta, when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Kelowna, British Columbia. "Though I have never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Prentice, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the life he led and am proud that a resident of Timmins had such a profound role in public service and serving the people of our great country", Mayor Black said.

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Donald Trump: GOP being 'naive' about voter fraud

During a campaign event Tuesday with Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, a voter said she was deeply concerned about voter fraud and pledged to be "ready for a revolution" if Clinton wins. Trump initially avoided commenting on the 9/11 incident, but as his poll numbers have dropped, he has regularly mocked Clinton for stumbling. "We are going to stop it".

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Clinton extends lead against Trump, poll shows

A prominent Trump supporter who spoke at the Republican convention last summer, Sheriff David Clarke Jr of Wisconsin's Milwaukee County, tweeted: "It's incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is bitch".

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How US Forces Are Assisting in the Battle for Mosul

The militants have had two years to prepare for this fight and booby-trap the city, and residents who have recently fled "describe concrete defenses that have been erected, trenches and tunnels", Alice says. 'This may prove to be a long and tough battle, but the Iraqis have prepared for it and we will stand by them, ' he said. Kurdish forces confirmed at least one such attack.

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Three people dead after auto drives off cliff near Scone

Emergency services were called to the property on Waverley Road about 5pm when the auto was found by a neighbouring landowner. All four people on board were ejected from the vehicle, police said. He is in a stable condition, believed to be with loved ones by his bedside as the family deals with the heartbreaking loss of a father and son witnessed by the boy.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation documents: State official sought change in Clinton email related to Benghazi

But to back up for a minute: The new trove of documents that sparked the latest Clinton conspiracy outbreak was the FBI's summaries of interviews from its investigation into whether classified information was mishandled in the course of Clinton running her electronic communications through a private email server in the basement of her home.

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Mauritanian Guantanamo prisoner who published diary set free

Slahi became the prison's best-known detainee a year ago after publishing "Guantánamo Diary," in which he recounts how he was rendered by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001 to prisons in Jordan and Afghanistan and then taken to Guantánamo.

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WikiLeaks Says Ecuador Cut Internet Access of Julian Assange

WikiLeaks' subsequently posted a series of e-mails purported by WikiLeaks to be from personal accounts of US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta. Assange entered the embassy the next month and was later granted asylum by Ecuador. The anti-secrecy website did not provide further details of the action against Assange.

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Regent to stand in as Thai Crown Prince asks for time

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. Chanting for the king will take place every day at 7pm local time, the palace said. "You should respect the sensitivities of the Thai people at this time; access to entertainment, including restaurants, bars and shopping areas may be restricted and you should behave ...


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