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Thai king's death will not affect election timeline

Hours after presiding over dawn prayers for her father inside the Grand Palace, the 61-year-old was attending a ceremony at the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization which has made her a Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger. An initial mourning period of 30 days, with some restrictions on entertainment and promotions, is in place, while the official mourning period extends a full year.

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FBI Suspects Russia Hacked Emails of Clinton Campaign Chairman

They have also said that Wikileaks is a Russian front that hopes to aid Donald Trump's election hopes and that not all the emails could be authenticated. "Men and women of faith, I will tell you: This is a time for action, not essays, and we must roll our sleeves up and be ready to fight every day for what we believe with", he said.

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'Brink of WAR' North Korea issues chilling warning to Britain

Security Council sanctions", he said. The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile on Saturday. After South Korea resumed propaganda broadcasts along the border following North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, the North has responded with its own barely audible broadcasts and flown up to 10 million propaganda leaflets to the South.

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Planned Parenthood Turns 100

Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend come with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to a time when women could not vote and contraception was illegal. However, investigations into the accusation produced no evidence of any wrongdoing on the matter as of yet. "For example, Peter Bours, a physician in OR, reports that new Planned Parenthood franchises in his area are making one of his offices financially untenable; whereas he has once provided ...

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 12 points

Trump has recently started insisting that the November election will be "rigged" against him . The Clinton camp was busy looking to lock up New Hampshire, sending former President Bill Clinton to stump for his wife at Keene State College and Dartmouth College in Hanover on Monday.

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UNESCO risks fresh Israel anger with Jerusalem resolutions

Thursday's vote comes six months after UNESCO adopted in April a resolution on the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, that failed to mention the site's Jewish name of the Temple Mount . In 1967, Israel had seized east Jerusalem, which has sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Haaretz added that Israel's ambassador to UNESCO , Carmel Shama-Hacohen, noted that the vote showed that Palestinian support in Europe had collapsed.

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China defends Pak after Modi's 'mothership' remark on terror

Despite India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts at the BRICS Summit to brand Pakistan as a "terrorist" nation, Chinese President Xi Jinping blocked all such attempts to link Islamabad with terrorism. Addressing the BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits here, he said Pakistan "embraces and radiates" the darkness of terrorism and pressed for "comprehensive" and "collective" action against the menace and its supporters, warning that any selective approach will be "counter-productive".

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China praises Duterte ahead of his visit

He spoke highly of the Chinese government and people, saying that China boasts hard-working people and "good, sound policies, internal and external". Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) speaks during an interview with Xinhua News Agency in Manila, the Philippines, Oct.

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United Nations chief in Haiti to get glimpse of Matthew's destruction

The island nation is now embroiled in a new wave of cholera infections after it was hammered by the storm which left close to 1,000 residents dead, 175,000 homeless and over 1.4 million in urgent need of humanitarian aid, according to reports.

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Dislodging ISIS from Mosul a significant strategic game

Convoys of Iraqi and Kurdish forces could be seen moving east of the city into the early hours of Monday, as US-led coalition airstrikes sent plumes of smoke into the air amid the sound of heavy artillery rounds. Iraqi security forces were "ahead of schedule" after the first day of the offensive a Pentagon official said last night. It warned of Ankara's "dangerous and aggressive" opposition to the participation of Shi'ite militias in Mosul's liberation, saying those who oppose or ...

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WikiLeaks Says Julian Assange's Internet 'Severed By a State Party'

Assange's internet went down over the weekend, shortly after WikiLeaks posted its latest trove of confidential material, this time reportedly containing transcripts of paid speeches made a couple of years ago by Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs employees.

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Buhari's comment just a joke' - Spokesperson

The APC chieftain, in a statement on Friday, warned opponents of the APC administration not to rejoice or misinterpret the interview, adding that the president's wife spoke the minds of many party men and women who felt sidelined in the present government.

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3 dead, 12 wounded in West Adams shooting

There were about 50 people celebrating a birthday inside the restaurant, a Jamaican eatery, when an argument broke out, Preciado said. "Immediately following the shooting of this one individual, several other shots were fired indiscriminately in the crowd, including some that appeared to be "return" fire from other partygoers in the direction of the suspects", the statement said.

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Assad: Syrian forces must 'clean' Aleppo as springboard to 'liberate' Syria

Amid wrangling over how an global coalition might intervene to stop the Assad regime's bombardment of Aleppo , without coming into direct conflict with Russian forces, the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said on Thursday: "We can not just see Aleppo pulverised in this way".

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Leinster CEO Michael Dawson pays tribute to the late Anthony Foley

Thoughts are with all his family, friends and everyone at Munster . "Anthony's passing has left a deep void in the world of sport". Foley is survived by his wife Olive and two children. His father Brendan Foley had played for Shannon and for Ireland and, from an early age, Anthony Foley was groomed as a future Irish star, as Brendan managed him at his school, St Munchin's in Limerick.

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew moves toward FL, GA and SC

Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight with the strongest winds of 120 mph just offshore as the storm pushed north, threatening hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and sc. Early reports suggest six people died in Florida after Matthew bore down on the state on Friday. In some of the counties that the storm has passed, it appeared that evacuations urged by local officials worked, he said.

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North Korea launches fifth missile test capable of reaching USA military

South Korea strongly condemns the launch because it violates U.N. Security Council resolutions that bans any ballistic activities by North Korea, the statement said . South Korean defense officials, however, say that the North does not yet have such a powerful weapon. Kung hadn't appeared in the North's Korean Central News Agency since August 24.

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Pakistan's nuclear weapons in safe hands, says US State Dept

She pointed out that India does not even allow UNMOGIP ( United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan), one of the earliest missions ever deployed by the UN, to fully function according to its mandate and report to the Security Council so that it can address threats to global peace and security.

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Georgia residents head to the polls for early voting

However, the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is Thursday, November 3, unless special circumstances exist, which are outlined below. We can see much lower levels of early voting activity than in 2012, and if we take a big step back, and we sort of take a look at the big picture, we'll see increased voting across the board, not only early, but also on Election Day in the Southern states.

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3 accused of plotting Kansas attack get lawyers

The trio are accused of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction . Federal, state and local authorities investigated the plot for eight months as the three men conducted surveillance, stockpiled guns and explosives and wrote a manifesto to be published after the bombing, according to the charges.

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Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice dead

Before that he served as a federal cabinet minister. - " I spoke with his wife, Karen, and expressed the profound sorrow and sympathy I feel, and that I know all Albertans feel, in the face of this unspeakable tragedy . Condolences from across the country are pouring in after former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice was confirmed killed in a plane crash. An aviation expert says determining what caused a fatal plane crash near Kelowna, B.C., will be especially hard because the aircraft didn't ...

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Hurricane Matthew lashes Florida after killing more than 800 in Haiti

In South Carolina, officials said at least 250,000 people have been evacuated, with motorways packed as residents attempt to get inland - where hotels are reportedly fast becoming fully booked by people seeking temporary accommodation. Emergency personnel were unable to reach her after cancelling operations due to the high winds. So, we don't know how bad the damage could end up, we don't know how severe the storm surge could end up being.

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Missiles may have been fired at USA warships in Red Sea

Paula Dunn, a spokeswoman for U.S. Navy Forces Central Command. "We are aware of the reports and we are assessing the situation", a USA defense official had said earlier. NBC News first reported the incident. It now appears the destroyer fired missiles at what may have been incoming missiles. Friday, a senior Administration official said there was "no doubt" that Houthi militants were behind the missile attacks on the Mason .

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Federation Internationale de Football Association to decide on expanded World Cup in January

CONCACAF nations could find themselves in pole position to host the 2026 World Cup after the latest FIFA Council meeting. Football has evolved and is now very strong in many different countries and this is why we have to try and include the most teams possible.

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What Trump doesn't know about elections and other presidential things

In an on-camera interview with CNN (at what looks to be a Trump rally) Trump supporter Dan Bowman said , "Hillary needs to be taken out". Some of them have urged him publicly to show proof or drop the claims. elections , saying that he believed the vote was already being " rigged " at many polling places. But the report cited no evidence that those errors had contributed to any significant voter fraud.

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Want to help? North Carolina needs donations after Hurricane Matthew

Strach decided earlier this week to keep the Friday deadline, but told county boards to accept registration applications mailed to them until Wednesday afternoon as long as the applications were dated Friday. The Georgia Coalition for People's Agenda, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP and the Third Sector corporation, a nonprofit group that engages with underrepresented communities, filed a joint lawsuit at the U.S.

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Kathrada, struggle big guns, to accompany Gordhan to court

South Africa's finance minister faces a fraud charge and must appear in court on November 2, the country's top prosecutor said Tuesday, deepening uncertainty about the weak economy and the leadership of President Jacob Zuma. President Jacob Zuma has publicly backed Gordhan, who as often clashed with Zuma and senior ministers over alleged excessive spending, particularly at cash-bleeding state-run entities such as South African Airways.

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King Bhumibol's Life and Legacy in Thailand

Many Thais worry about a future without him. With our profound condolences on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we can not help but deliver the sad news on the cancellation of " MONSTA X, The First Asia Fan meeting in Bangkok 2016 " scheduled on 12th, November, considering current circumstances in Thailand.

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Donald Trump: I'm suing the New York Times

Natasha Stoynoff , a People magazine writer, said that while interviewing Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2005 (a banner year, it seems), Trump pushed her against a wall, "forcing his tongue down my throat", while a then-pregnant Melania Trump was upstairs.

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Aid groups asks court to suspend Calais migrant camp closure

French President Francois Hollande wants to move the inhabitants it holds to reception centres across the country and demolish the camp. "Another 10 children are to follow on Monday, and 10 more on Tuesday". Speaking from the camp, campaigners said they have identified hundreds of children who have a right to come to the UK. Secours Catholique said it was not opposed to dismantling the makeshift Jungle camp but that it was anxious about the rollout of plans to resettle the migrants ...

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United Nations chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew's destruction

Roughly 100 residents threw rocks when trucks ferrying aid arrived. Ban's visit was a chance to improve the UN's standing among Haitians who protested on Thursday against the death of a motorcyclist in an accident they blamed on blue-helmeted peacekeepers.

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Obama hails 'ambitious' global deal to curb powerful greenhouse gases

Describing the Kigali agreement on phasing down climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbon as historic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the deal would provide a mechanism for countries like India to access and develop technologies that leave a low carbon footprint.

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Vietnam braces for Typhoon Sarika as flood toll rises to 31

According to the weather state bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Typhoon Haima is packing winds of up 150 k/ph. The typhoon passed through the Philippines over a heavily agricultural area of northern Luzon island over the weekend. Authorities were forced to cancel ferry services and as many as 160 domestic and worldwide flights scheduled for the day.

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ICC warns prosecution possible for 'ordering, encouraging' drug war killings

The United Nations, the European Union, the United States and worldwide human rights groups have all raised concerns over alleged extrajudicial killings. They cited as an example the massacre of 57 people including 37 journalists in Maguindanao province in restive Mindanao in November 2009, tagged as the worst election-related violence in Philippine history.

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After Threat of Rift, Philippines Looks to Reset Ties With China

Historically one of the staunchest USA allies, the Philippines is pivoting to China , as President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his first state visit to Beijing, and has proposed not just an economic, but a military partnership with the country's giant neighbor.


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