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Korea could have intermediate range nuke missiles next year

North Korea claims it has the technology to develop a miniaturized nuclear warhead and place it atop such a missile. Topping the agenda are ways to bring out a strong UN Security Council resolution and formulate additional ways for Seoul and Washington to further pressure Pyongyang.

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Terrorism has become truly global challenge: Sushma

In addition, the two countries agree on the jointly manufacture of 200 Kamov 226-T helicopters, most of which will be made in India, and signed agreements to build intelligent cities and on cooperation between the two nations' space agencies.

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Obama shoots down Trump claims of rigged election, telling him 'stop whining'

Barack Obama's half-brother Malik will show his support for Donald Trump at the third presidential debate on Wednesday. "One of the great things about America's democracy is we have a vigorous, sometimes bitter political contest, and when it's done, historically, regardless of party, the person who loses the election congratulates the victor, reaffirms our democracy, and we move forward", Obama said.

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UK Brexit minister says would be "expensive" to

Labour is expected on Wednesday to try to exploit the government's discomfort with a debate on a motion calling for "a full and transparent debate" to allow the Commons to "properly scrutinise" the government's plans before Article 50 is activated.

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Thai throne could be filled in days

Another video uploaded to social media late Monday showed an elderly woman on a Bangkok bus being berated and slapped in the face by commuters in the presence of police over alleged comments. I am here to hopefully bring you the latest information on rookie, underrated and girl groups. A government spokesman said some Thais can't afford mourning clothes and stressed the need for tolerance.

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Mosul is more than a climactic military battle

Meanwhile, the United Nations is urging civilians fleeing Mosul not to move to the west of the city where the United Nations and other humanitarian aid groups do not have access. By Monday evening Kurdish officials claimed to have retaken 75 square miles of territory, although their degree of control over the territory remained unclear.

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Erdogan says Turkey to not take instructions from Iraq

In Iraq, the militants are preparing to defend Mosul, the most important city under their control, from a massive worldwide offensive expected to begin later this month. Erdogan told a group of Islamic leaders in Istanbul on October 11 that Iraq had requested some military aid from Turkey and is now "telling us to leave" its camp at Bashiqa in northern Iraq.

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Venezuela's high court deals blow to bid to unseat Maduro

The 24 state governors' four-year terms were to end in early January, with elections set for December. The country's election board announced the delay which is seen as favouring the unpopular socialist government. Venezuela has postponed until next year gubernatorial elections the opposition is heavily favored to win. Previously, the Democratic Unity Roundtable, or MUD, opposition coalition had to collect 3,893,128 signatures - exactly 20 percent - from Venezuela's voting-eligible ...

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Victory over Isis will not solve Iraq's problems

Speaking in Berlin, he told the media that he felt there was no "additional threat to Germany from the fight against IS", and said that "the threat is already high and it's right that we should combat IS militarily". Le Drian said Tuesday the battle for Mosul could take "several weeks" or even months . In mid-2014, Daesh captured Mosul - Iraq's second-largest city - before overrunning large swathes of territory in the country's northern and western regions.

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Fellow Syrians led to bomb plot suspect's arrest

Federal prosecutors, who handle terrorism investigations in Germany, said in a statement Monday they had no indications that a target already had been chosen for an attack. "The behavior of the suspect speaks for an IS context", he said. Albakr arrived in Germany amid a flood of 890,000 asylum seekers a year ago. He was finally caught in the early hours of Monday after police learnt that he had sought help from two Syrians in Leipzig, Spiegel Online reported.

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Russian Federation defies Syrian peace 'diplomatic manoevre'

Russian Federation is calling for a vote Saturday on a United Nations resolution it proposed urging immediate implementation of the U.S. -Russia cease-fire agreement, particularly in Aleppo. Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador said the French measure was "hastily put together" and suggested it was "not created to make progress. but to cause a Russian veto".

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Iraqis push toward IS-held Mosul in long-awaited operation

There was no immediate word on casualties from that attack or other fighting on Monday. File - In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces gather ahead of an operation to re-take the Islamic State-held City of Mosul, outside Irbil, Iraq.

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Russia announces Aleppo humanitarian pause

The Observatory said 17 more people were killed in attacks by Russian jets on Sunday night in the al-Qarterji district of rebel-held Aleppo . Monday's air strikes killed 14 civilians in Aleppo's rebel-held district of Marjeh, including at least 12 members of the same family, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

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Clinton has double-digit lead in new national poll

The president initially said he would pull his punches when it comes to politics, respecting the official setting. The Republican nominee must find some way to get traction in what could be an explosive presidential debate on Wednesday. A pro-Trump sheriff who has caused alarm by appearing to call for a violent uprising, doubled down on the comments when invited to speak at a Trump rally in Wisconsin Monday night.

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Iraqi Mosul to Face Humanitarian Catastrophe - Russian Foreign Ministry

Media reports said Iraq Prime Minister Iraq Haider al-Abadi announced the coalition military forces attack led by the United States to recapture the Daesh government centre in Mosul . Police are monitoring the movement of 59 Malaysians who joined the Daesh militants overseas following the possibility of them returning after the coalition military forces attack on the Daesh stronghold in Mosul , Iraq , yesterday.

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Poll Shows Trump, Clinton Tied In Dark Red Utah

Johnson. "For all those people who wondered why we were so adamant that Donald Trump must not be the next president of the United States, I think a lot of people are realizing that we were correct in that and are giving us a very good look right now", McMullin said .

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Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder

The victim's uncle, Abdul Rahman al-Falaj, also said the sentence reflected the Gulf kingdom's " fair justice system ", Arab News reported. Members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are only rarely known to have been executed. "The Interior Ministry, in announcing this, affirms to all that the Kingdom's government is determined to establish security, bring about justice and implement Allah's law against all those who attack the innocent", the ministry said.

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Saudi Arabia executes member of royal family for murder

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer pleaded guilty to shooting to death another Saudi national - Adel bin Sulaiman bin Abdulkareem Al-Mihaimeed - following a quarrel in 2012, SPA quoted the Ministry of Interior as saying. It did not say how the prince was killed. On January 2, the country executed 47 people with Iran protesting the killing of a Shi'ite cleric. The royal family is estimated to be in the thousands.

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Syrian president's wife says she was offered a deal to flee Syria

Asma al-Assad, 41, was speaking to Russian Federation 24, a Moscow-based state-run television channel. The comments were part of the British-born Assad's first interview with global media since Syria's revolt erupted in 2011 with demands for her husband Bashar to step down.

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Senate Confirms Two Supreme Court Justices

Justices Eko and Augie were interviewed by the NJC to replace Justices John Fabiyi, and Muhammad Muntaka-Coomasie, following their retirement. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu , who presided over the session, noted that although there were challenges, the Senate expected the two justices to be fair and just in doing their work.

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Pro-Beijing Side Thwarts New Hong Kong Lawmakers' Oath Redo

The topic of independence has always been taboo in the former British colony, now governed under the "one country, two systems" principle since its return to Communist Party-ruled China in 1997. That went directly against a decision by the president of the Legco, pro-Beijing lawmaker Andrew Leung, who had already given the green light for them to retake their oaths today.

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Adolf Hitler's birth house to be demolished

The monstrous dictator had been born in a rented room on top of the building on April 20, 1889. The house is located in front of Salzburger Vorstadt 15, Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, the building where Hitler was born in 1889. 'A complete transformation or removal of the building is in principle suited to erase the place's ideological connotation and dissolve the emotional ties with Hitler.

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Wife killed, man questioned after Syd fire

He was charged with the murder of his wife, Adelah Barati, 30, after a fire ripped through a house on Clement Street, Guildford, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police confirmed yesterday that the relationship between Mr Barati and his wife would be key to its investigation into the woman's death. He declined to say whether Mrs Barati was killed by the fire and in which part of the house her body was found.

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Kate Middleton Dons Pearl Earring to See Vermeer Painting at Dutch Museum

Now, on her return to Britain, Kate has pulled out a surprising but lovely dress out of the bag: a pink floral dress by Kate Spade , which she wore during a mental health charity event at the London Eye. The Duchess will tour the gallery's permanent collection before visiting the exhibition, meet children taking part in the gallery's learning program and attend a short reception with museum supporters.

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UNICEF urges FG to rehabilitate released Chibok girls

The part of Boko Haram under the control of Shekau said the rest of the kidnapped Chibok girls - estimated to be around 115 - were with the Islamic State-allied splinter group, according to Garba Shehu, spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Hurricane Nicole Puts Some 20000 In The Dark In Bermuda

Hurricane Nicole just before dawn Thursday morning. There were no reports of deaths or major injuries. Hundreds of people had rushed to shops and gas stations for last-minute preparations as rain and wind began to batter Bermuda on Wednesday.

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India says Pakistan misusing United Nations forum for territorial aggrandisement

Indian Army was all set to enter Pakistan-occupied Kashmir way back in 1999 but they were stopped by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee following worldwide pressure, according to General (retd) VP Malik. She called this "the worst form of state terrorism, a war crime, which India has perpetrated by its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir for decades".

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President Obama tells Trump to 'stop whining'

The poll also looked at Senate and governors' races in the 15 states and found those Republicans were typically outperforming Trump in those states. But within days, at least nine women said he had made unwelcome advances on them over several decades. Trump's wife, Melania, in interviews Monday and Tuesday, echoed his complaint that the allegations were part of a broad election conspiracy against him by the US news media and the Clinton campaign.

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As Clinton Expands Into Red States, Trump Again Claims Fraud

After the second debate and nine women making sexual assault allegations against Trump, those numbers have almost flipped: Clinton now leads Trump among men by 6 points. Trump has expressed regret for his comments about women in a decade-old video, and said that those comments do not reflect how he views women now.

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Obama Expects 'Difficult Fight' for Islamic State-Held Mosul

For more than two years, the US Administration has stuck to its argument that the only path to a sustained victory over Isis (Islamic State) group is for locals, not outsiders, to bear the main responsibility for the fighting and for governing after the extremists are removed.

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Tory big beasts line up to condemn Theresa May's Brexit plans

Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said. "If we bypass or we set a precedent. that a prime minister can decide what rights we have and what rights we don't, then basically we go back to being a dictatorship and we roll back democracy 400 years".

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State Dinner-Italy-First Lady's Dress

The event is a bookend to the administration's first state dinner in 2009, held in honor of India and marred by gate-crashers. The President and First Lady are getting ready for their 13th and final State Dinner. Batali, executive chef Cristeta Comerford and pastry chef Susie Morrison settled on a menu of sweet potato ravioli with browned butter and sage, warm butternut squash salad and beef pinwheels, an Italian classic, served with broccoli rabe.

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FBI Suspects Russia In Hack Of Clinton Campaign Chair's Emails

Hillary Clinton's campaign tried to move the IL presidential primary to a later date, saying a contest held after the Super Tuesday primaries might stop momentum for a moderate Republican candidate and emphasizing that Clinton and her husband "won't forget" a political favor, emails made public on Thursday show.

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Obama slams Trump's 'unpredecented' flattery of Putin

But Trump must overcome his own vulnerabilities in this debate at a time when at least eight women have accused him of groping or sexually assaulting them. But several have been struck down by courts that ruled they were created to hinder minority voting. The New York real estate developer now trails Clinton by 7 points in national opinion polls, according to an average of polls compiled by RealClear Politics.

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Iraqi forces claim 20 villages in first day of Mosul battle

But U.S. officials Tuesday warned the roughly 3,000 to 5,000 Islamic State fighters left in the city were among the group's most tenacious, setting the stage for an increasingly brutal fight as coalition forces move closer to the city's center.


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