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Ex-leader of Brazil's lower house arrested on graft charges- federal police

He is being investigated for allegedly taking bribes to liberate funds from the Caixa Economica Federal, a state bank, among other crimes. The ex-speaker, who some suggested pushed on with the Rouseff impeachment to avoid a probe into his own affairs, faces multiple ongoing investigations and has been accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes for himself and other politicians.

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Belgian region rejects deadline to sign EU-Canada deal

Belgium's centre-right coalition government is in favour, but the country's particular structure means it can not sign without backing from all five sub-federal administrations representing its regions and linguistic communities. Last week, Wallonia, a French-speaking region (population: 3.6 million) voted against CETA , largely over concerns its farmers would be adversely affected.

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Man Utd can still win Premier League title, claims Wayne Rooney

Another former United player, Ray Wilkins, said the pressure of expectation on Mourinho is relentless. After a mixed start to the season, Manchester United have gathered some momentum in recent weeks and are unbeaten in five in all competitions at the moment.

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Saudi energy minister optimistic about oil market

Brent for December settlement climbed $1.30 to $52.98 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe Exchange. "The fall in Chinese crude oil production is probably attributable to the low price level, which makes parts of production unprofitable".

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Shi'ite militias say will support Iraqi army offensive on Mosul

On the eerily quiet streets of Mosul, fighters from the Islamic State group are killing suspected spies, blocking roads and planting bombs ahead of a showdown with Iraqi forces. The fear that the PMUs would seek to collectively punish the inhabitants of Mosul, blaming them for harbouring and supporting IS, has been a major factor in marginalising the militias' presence in the operation to recapture the city.

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Belgium says it did not bomb Aleppo, Russia says the opposite

Hassan Ghandour, a resident of Moadamiyeh and a leading negotiator, said Wednesday the buses were heading from Moadamiyeh to the northern rebel-held province of Idlib. Russian Federation favours a United Nations proposal to evacuate jihadists belonging to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham militant group, formerly known as al-Nusra, from the besieged zone of eastern Aleppo in return for a ceasefire.

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La sonda Schiaparelli si è posata su Marte

Oggi, 19 ottobre 2016, nell'ambito della missione ExoMars, il lander Schiaparelli "ammarterà" sulla superficie del Pianeta Rosso. L'Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Asi), è infatti il principale contributore con 350 milioni di euro, pari al 32% del valore complessivo della missione, pari a 1,3 miliardi.

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Russia and Syria are halting airstrikes on Aleppo — RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER

They were joined by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia , Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordan and Qatar . No doubt you've heard a lot in the news about Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. The UN has likewise ruled out making any aid deliveries into Aleppo during the ceasefire, insisting a unilateral ceasefire is " not immediately useful " to the UN and that they need proper assurances from everybody that they're allowed to deliver the aid.

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Russia Out On Plutonium Deal with the US

Trump has been criticized repeatedly for his seemingly cozy relationship with Russian Federation. Obama's retort came a day after Trump told conservative radio host Michael Savage that he's open to meeting with Putin before he's sworn in as president , if he wins the election.

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Duterte leaves Brunei, proceeds to China

Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs, boosting tourism and enhancing Coast Guard cooperation to avoid misunderstandings at sea. In an interview with Xinhua, Duterte said China is his country's only hope for development as his visit beginning Tuesday points toward a restoration of trust between the sides following recent tensions over the territorial disputes.

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44 suspected terrorists arrested in J-K's Baramulla, incriminating materials seized

Ten localities including including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj and Jamia which were indentified as terrorists hideouts were spotted and operation were held. The police, meanwhile, arrested 122 more people allegedly involved in disrupting public order in Kashmir. It's been 103 days, the Valley has been witnessing un-ending violence, which was triggered by the killing of militant Burhan Wani (Hizbul Mujahideen) in an encounter with security forces.

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Mosul Battle: 900 Civilians Flee City Ahead Of Fighting

Still, those forces are not at the front lines, they added. In one village in the Al-Shura district south of Mosul , the men were promptly isolated and herded into a handful of buildings for screening. After clearing towns and villages on the outskirts of Mosul with air support from a US-led coalition, Iraqi forces are expected to besiege the city before entering it.

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UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

Sarah Clayton, co-ordinator at AirportWatch, an umbrella group of environmental organisations and community groups, said: "It's the most insane time for the Government to be building a runway, they've got Brexit, no idea what's happening with the pound, with the economy".

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Video of suspect beating female police officer

Video of the October 5 incident shows two officers trying to arrest 28-year-old Parta Huff after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a liquor store, WMAQ reported. "He's ripping my hair", the female officer groans. "Let her go! Let her go!" a male officer shouts. "We're tasing, it's not working", the male officer says.

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FBI documents: 'Quid pro quo' to help Hillary

But Kennedy vehemently denies that the "two matters" were "linked". There was no quid pro quo even suggested or any kind of bargain laid on the table. It detailed reports from November 2012 that Libyan police had been arresting suspects in the attack. The FBI official said that after learning later that the information in question concerned the Benghazi attacks, he contacted Kennedy and told him there was "no way he could assist" with declassifying.

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The Heat: Philippines and President Duterte's policies

Ramos' advice but are hopeful the Chief Executive would take it upon himself to accept constructive criticisms offered to him by persons he respect the most. "We are now in the 21st century", Ramos said, apparently referring to Duterte's references to U.S. atrocities in the Philippines in the early 20th century.

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PMQs: Theresa May on Mrs Bone present for Peter Bone MP

The Wellingborough MP is known for his frequent references to wife Jennie Bone, who works as his secretary. May told him: "I am happy to wish him a very happy birthday today". On one occasion, Mr Cameron said: "I do feel now that a very big part of my life is trying to give pleasure to Mrs Bone ". It's not the first time that Mrs Bone has been brought up in PMQs, in what has become something of a running joke.

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United States election 2016: Donald Trump denies sexual misconduct

The disclosures came hours after Summer Zervos , a former contestant on " The Apprentice ", tearfully described darting around a hotel room in 2007 to avoid Trump's kisses and wandering hands as she sought employment from him . Instead, she said he forcefully kissed and grabbed her. "Without the press she is absolutely zero". Several women reported in recent days that the Republican candidate groped or kissed them without their consent.

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Canadian general: Anti-IS fight will grow harder after Mosul

Mosul is the last major ISIL stronghold in Iraq . Iraqi government forces celebrate in the town of Sharqat, around 50 miles south of the city of Mosul, on September 23, 2016. Jassem said he was expecting the liberation of Mosul to be a "crisis", but "not a catastrophe". Aydi Maruf an MP for the Iraqi Turkmen Front said that because of the ethinic makeup of Mosul it had cultural affinity with Turkey.

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Escaped inmate captured in St. Petersburg

Petersburg. Authorities have not said how the inmate was able to take the officer hostage. According to the Bartow Police Department, David L. Ross, 42, was part of a Florida Department of Corrections work crew that was assigned to the area of Mosaic Park, 2250 S.

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Another Woman Accuses Trump Of Non-Consensual Advances

At a rally in North Carolina on Friday, Donald Trump attempted to contradict a woman who has accused him of sexual assault by saying, "Yeah, I'm going to go after her?!" When he was in Los Angeles , Trump allegedly asked Summer to meet at the Beverly Hills Hotel for dinner.

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Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange booths in airports

At these trade-in booths, customers can speak to Samsung reps who will help them to exchange their devices for another Samsung product. Samsung has also begun to offer credit to those customers who hand in a dodgy Note 7 for replacement with another model from the company.

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LSU And Florida To Play Make-Up Game In Baton Rouge

LSU will play only 11 of an original 12-game schedule for the second straight season as its game against McNeese State on September 5, 2015, was started, then stopped by rain and then cancelled when LSU athletic director Joe Alleva did not want to reschedule that game for the next day or for Monday.

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Daesh fears come true as civilians rebel in Mosul

The Kurdish forces said they secured "a significant stretch" of the 80 km (50 mile) road between Erbil , their capital, and Mosul , about an hour's drive to the west. Davis said that the US troops are embedded with the Iraqis at the division level but are working with smaller Kurdish units. In one newly-freed village on the outskirts of Mosul , people have fled in panic as rumors swirled that ISIS was coming back.

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LeSean McCoy leaves practice with hamstring tightness

According to Ryan, the injury was not related to McCoy's knee injury just prior to half time last week. " We'll see how it goes ". "We feel good about the guys we have", Ryan said. "(McCoy) was tight in the hamstring so we'll see what happens with a medical evaluation and all that", Ryan said. If McCoy can not play Sunday, backup Mike Gillislee would be expected to take most of the carries.

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Thai 'roadmap' to democratic rule unchanged by king's death: PM

Bhumibol's death after a reign of 70 years has triggered an outpouring of grief from most Thais. Thailand's military ruler has sought to calm anxiety about the country's royal succession and said that the late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej , could be succeeded by his son in a matter of days.

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Government must rid Aleppo of "terrorists" to protect civilians - Assad

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says sanctions against Russian Federation over its actions in Syria should remain an option. An AFP photographer in eastern Aleppo said air strikes in the rebel-held area had stopped following the Russian announcement.

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Iran urges all sides to maintain Yemen ceasefire

However, the conflict escalated after an Arab coalition, led by Riyadh, launched a bombing campaign against the Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies in March 2015. In a bid to end the Yemen war, the United Nations has announced a new ceasefire in war-ravaged Yemen early Thursday, after a week of escalated fighting sparked new global calls to stop the violence.

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Trump Could Meet With Putin Before Inauguration if he Wins Presidential Election

Mr Putin said that by "playing the Russian card" in the current election campaign, the outgoing U.S. administration sought to distract voter attention from its failures, which include huge state debt, weak diplomacy in the Middle East and strained relations with its allies in that region.

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Putin Dismisses US Hacking Claims as Pre-Election Ploy

James Stavridis, the former supreme allied commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, wrote in the journal Foreign Policy last week that the first step could be making America's evidence against Russian Federation public. Speaking after a summit of developing economies in India, the Russian president also said he believed that the hacking allegations were mainly election campaign rhetoric by the White House, and that he hoped bilateral ties could improve after the United States elections.

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US, SKorea discuss nuclear deterrence against NKorea

If we see that the USA would do it to us, we would do it first. Washington temporarily deployed additional assets to the South as a show of force following North Korea's nuclear tests in January and September. "This includes our commitment to provide extended deterrence, guaranteed by the full spectrum of USA defense capabilities", Carter said in opening remarks.

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Recent analysts Ratings: Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC)

Banc of California, Inc .'s (BANC) price volatility for a month noted as 5.19% however its price volatility for a week documented as 12.77%. The stock volatility for week was 12.77% while for month was 5.19%.The stock, as of last close, traded -6.98% to its 52 week low and was changed -51.54% from its 52 week high.

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Batali serving pasta, beef at White House dinner for Italy

In what President Barack Obama is calling a "bittersweet moment", his final state dinner is happening tonight at the White House. A purple gown by American-based Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji for the 2015 White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Vikings Monday Practice Report: Zimmer Doesn't Tip His Hand on Eagles

The action picks back up next Sunday when the Vikings travel to Philadelphia in hopes of coming home 6-0. You can't blame Bradford is he has a bit of mental whiplash this week as he takes on his old team. Bradford, who played well in the second half of 2015, was now coming to a team that wanted and needed him, as opposed to the Eagles, who had drafted Wentz with the second overall pick in 2015 and placed him behind Bradford, who immediately began looking at the future over his shoulder.

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Syria war: Talks in Lausanne amid Aleppo fighting

Kerry said contacts, but not necessarily a meeting, would start anew next week. But it's unclear how the larger format for discussions would change Russia's calculus. Three hospitals in Aleppo were hit by suspected Russian air strikes on Friday, killing seven people, Al Jazeera has learned. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama met on Friday with his national security team to discuss the fight against Islamic State and the war in Syria, the White House said.


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