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Virginia's online voter registration hindered by "unprecedented activity level"

New Jerseyans who wants to cast a ballot in the November 8 general election have until Tuesday to register. He added that the elections office also is responsible for notifying the county where people used to be registered to vote if they have registered in a new county.

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Russia, Syria Halt Air Strikes on Aleppo: Moscow

For this goal eight humanitarian corridors will be formed, including six ones for civilians. The " humanitarian pause " is meant to allow safe passage for civilians and the withdrawal of "militants" from rebel-held eastern Aleppo, General Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian General Staff said in comments quoted by the official TASS news agency.

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Former AG Holder to lead post-election PAC

Analysts say their chances are better in the Senate, where Republicans now hold 54 of the 100 seats. "American voters deserve fair maps that represent our diverse communities-and we need a coordinated strategy to make that happen", Holder said in a statement.

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Islamic State vows to 'defeat America' in Mosul video

Qaraqoush was the largest Christian settlement in Iraq before it fell to Islamic State in August 2014. Obama said it would be a "difficult fight", with both advances and setbacks. Army of Iraq on Monday with air support from the US-led coalition and Kurdish forces secured about 20 villages on the outskirts of Mosul, the largest city under ISIS' control.

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Philippine police van rams protesters in front of US Embassy

Police and protesters clash during a violent protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, on Wednesday. Renato Reyes, secretary general of the left-wing group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) said there was "absolutely no justification" for the police's violent dispersal.

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UN envoy to Yemen warns against violence escalation

In its statement on Monday, the USA navy said the United States remains "committed to ensuring freedom of navigation everywhere in the world". Saudi air defense forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom's southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA.

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Category 5 Typhoon Haima set to hit Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bicol grounded sea vessels in the seaports of Catanduanes and Albay, stranding 400 passengers after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No.

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Thailand sees a jump in royal defamation cases after death of king

Notably, the 2018 Fifa World Cup Asian qualifying Group B clash between Thailand and Australia, which was scheduled to be held in Bangkok on 15 November is likely to be moved to Singapore. A Football Federation Australia (FFA) statement said it was awaiting confirmation of the plans for the fixture. Although, the month-long "no celebration" phase will end before the qualifier- scheduled to start on 15 November against Australia- but FAT has said that it's too hard to organise while the ...

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Dabiq Liberation: Symbolic Victory for International Coalition Against ISIS

It added that Turkish warplanes also carried out air strikes and destroyed several Daesh targets. The Islamic State's ugly magazine Dabiq takes its name from the town captured by Free Syrian Army rebels, "because it is the site of an apocalyptic Islamic prophesy", as Hurriyet Daily News explains.

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Weet-Bix gets Chinese TV drama boost

Now the almost 100-year-old Aussie cereal is being renamed Nutri-Brex in China, the same name Sanitarium uses in Britain (and nothing to do with Brett Lee) to coincide with a big marketing push. The market possibilities are wider in China since only 15 percent of Chinese households buy breakfast cereal compared to 90 percent in Australia, Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder: Official media

The statement also stressed "King Salman's keenness on enforcement of security, justice and God's judgments", while warning that "legitimate punishment would be the fate of whoever tries to assault innocent people and shed their blood". Amnesty International said in a report that the kingdom carried out at least 158 death sentences in 2015. Tents of Muslim pilgrims are seen in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 14, 2016.

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More than 100 US troops with Iraqi forces

Wrested from IS control on the first day of the offensive to retake Iraq's second-largest city, Badana offers a glimpse of the battle ahead. Hundreds of other US troops are in support roles, such as processing intelligence and providing logistical help from Iraqi staging bases.

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Chibok girls unwilling to return home - Community leader

Speaking after unveiling some office structures at the Albati Barracks , Lagos, the army chief said the insurgents the military is collaborating with multinational Joint Task Force to prevent their return. The girls freed and those whose release is being negotiated, numbering 104, are believed to be in the group that rejected Islam and Boko Haram, he explained.

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N. Korea mid-range ballistic missile explodes during launch

Malaysia, the statement said, urged North Korea to desist from conducting further ballistic missile launches. In the past, the missiles were launched from sites around the North's Musudan-ri test facility on the northeast coast, where 38 North says the country keeps its Musudan engineers and technicians.

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US expects Isis to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

A broad military campaign aimed at retaking Mosul entered its second day on Tuesday with more losses sustained by the Daesh terrorist group. The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, US officials say, although adding that the group's technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited.

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Ecuador acknowledges restricting Assange's Internet amid Clinton leaks

Ecuador's government said the release of the classified material would have an impact on the USA presidential election, which pits Mrs Clinton against Republican candidate Donald Trump. - WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016 According to Breitbart, the State Department denies these claims saying Kerry did not hold private meetings regarding Assange with Ecuador at the FARC.

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Cygnus Lifts Off on Six-Day Trip to Station

Flames spewed underneath an Antares rocket Monday night, as it successfully launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. Orbital ATK's Antares rocket took off without a hitch from Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia after a one-day postponement.

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Migrant children to arrive in United Kingdom from France

The sense of urgency surrounding the issue was reinforced by a warning that there could be a "mass disappearance" unless the transfer of eligible children is secured before the closure of the camp. Operations and programme delivery consultant Red Godfrey-Sagoo told: "There continues to be a noticeable increase in action both in the French authorities and the United Kingdom authorities on attempting to work out the best way to get this done immediately".

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Pregnant manatee flown from CT aquarium to Florida

The 800-pound Washburn was rescued on September 22, as water temperatures were dropping below 67 degrees - too cold for it to survive. Washburn has been spending the last few weeks as the Mystic Aquarium in CT. "It was active this morning, so we're very optimistic". While her friends in southern New England are sad to see her go, they're grateful for the time they got to spend with this out-of-towner, and are happy Washburn and her baby are leaving healthy.

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Russia Says Air Strikes On Aleppo Halted; US Dismisses Gesture

During a meeting over the weekend co-chaired by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and USA secretary of state John Kerry, foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar said they would work to separate moderate opposition groups in Aleppo from Syria's former al Qaida affiliate once known as the Nusra Front.

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UK spy agencies illegally collected data for years, court rules

Therefore, the agencies prefer to collect everyone's data of this type and analyze it automatically. The agencies' argument here is this sort of analysis could help uncover otherwise unknown plots or crimes, before they actually happen, so that they could be prevented.

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Darren Bravo's heroics in vain as Pakistan win day-night test

Having declined to impose the follow-on, Pakistan chased quick runs and lost two early wickets before tea. A wicket more for Pakistan and they will be favourites in wining the match. "I am obviously disappointed that we lost". Shannon Gabriel, the right-arm pacer, sent down 10 no-balls in the first session and one in the second, off which Babar Azam was out caught, only for the decision to be reversed owing to his error.

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In China, Rodrigo Duterte and Philippines may 'pivot' away from US

Finance Secretrary Carlos G. Dominguez had earlier said the government will be facilitating various agreements for railway or power grid projects in the Philippines through institutions such as the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), adding that China may also may roll out measures to boost agricultural imports such as bananas and pineapples from the Philippines.

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Paul Ryan "Fully Confident" Election Will Be Carried Out Fairly, Spokesperson Says

Four days after privately telling House Republicans that he would no longer defend or campaign for his party's presidential nominee, Ryan, R-Wis., tore into Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberals for pursuing a government-heavy agenda for elites.

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No record of past strikes: Foreign Secy

He also informed the committee that even though India is continuing its engagement with Pakistan post the surgical strikes, no set schedule has so far been prepared regarding future engagement and its level with Islamabad. When a member of the Committee raised the issue of India's failure to get JeM chief named in the BRICS Goa declaration when terror outfits like ISIS figured in the document, Jaishankar gave the same answer that the establishment was working on it.

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United States navy destroyer targeted by missiles from Houthi controlled area in Yemen

A spokesman for the JIAT said the actions could include judicial proceedings. Those individuals were taken to Oman for treatment. The agency quoted a Foreign Ministry source as saying on Saturday Omani authorities had coordinated with Yemeni parties in Sanaa over the release of a number of American nationals held captive in Yemen.

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Clinton Tells 'Ellen': Trump 'Literally Stalked' Me During The Debate

Clinton recalled that Trump's anger was palpable as they faced off in a town hall-style debate following the revelation that Trump was recorded in 2015 boasting about sexually assaulting women. today in response to Mr. Obama's speech. A former contestant on the show charged Friday that Trump accosted her at a Los Angeles hotel in 2007, a claim he denies.

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Second independence referendum 'highly likely' before 2020, says First Minister

Scotland will vote on independence again if Theresa May's government delivers a "hard Brexit", Nicola Sturgeon has said. Sturgeon added: "Friends, the time is coming to put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands". But she said if the choice is between an inward-looking, insular, Brexit Britain governed by a right-wing Tory party obsessed with borders and blue passports at the expense of economic strength and stability and a progressive, outward looking, internationalist Scotland, then it is a ...

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Troy Police Post Stern Message To Clowns Amid Sightings, Scares Nationwide

Most, of not all of the reports , authorities said, are being proven as hoaxes. Montebello police today said extra patrols have been ordered near schools in the wake of reports of pranks involving people dressed as clowns. On Friday threats posted on Facebook claimed that clowns were going to kidnap students and kill teachers. Teenagers who were photographed in August wearing clown masks and wielding a chain allegedly chased home kids from a park in Gatineau, Que.

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UK Illegally Spied on Public, but Can Continue to Do So: Ruling

While it remained a secret, the collection of both types of data was in breach of the ECHR. The Tribunal, which is the only one permitted to oversee the work of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, delivered its judgement on October 17. In 2010 a Mr Hannigan of the Cabinet Office wrote: "It is hard to assess the extent to which the public is aware of agencies" exploiting personal bulk datasets, including data on individuals of no intelligence value.

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WikiLeaks Releases Emails From Clinton Campaign Chariman

Palmieri responded: "I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable, politically conservative religion - their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelical". But her campaign chairman John Podesta said Trump is exploiting info obtained by Russian spies to energize his supporters. Podesta, however, did not respond to the email.

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Pampore government building siege in Kashmir ends after 52-hour standoff

The operation, which lasted more than 56 hours, hasreduced the multi-storey building to a skeleton after many ofits walls were blown up. He said that the area around the building premises has been cordoned off with an intermittent exchange of fire with the militants.

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India "hates" Pakistan sponsored terrorism and not its people : Rajnath Singh

The Border Security Force, which is tasked with manning the Indo-Pakistan border, is already implementing pilot projects of these non-physical barriers in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Gujarat, said Rajnath. Asserting that rooting out the cancer of terrorism is of a paramount importance cricketer Gautam Gambhir today took a tough stand against Pakistan saying that he favoures total black out of ties with Pakistan till the Islamabad stops cross-border terrorism saying that "our soldiers lives ...

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Third of students abducted by Boko Haram 'unwilling to leave captors'

A source close to the negotiation revealed that while the release of 21 girls was based on trust to test the sincerity of the government, the release of 83 more girls will be based on ransom payment and release of no fewer than 16 of Boko Haram commanders.

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London High Court will decide EU exit case "as quickly as possible"

A Government QC said the "view at the moment" was that ratification was likely if the royal prerogative was used to launch the Brexit process. James Eadie QC told the High Court that Parliament would have to ratify any package hammered out with Brussels - prompting Theresa May's spokeswoman to say it was an "accurate reflection" of the Government's interpretation of the law.


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