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Divided UN council fails to act to 'save Aleppo'

The veto powers are the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China. Prior to the vote, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin expressed his dismay with the French draft that he believed was poorly postulated and created to be vetoed by Russia for the sake of scoring public relations points and instead expressed his desire that the United Nations pursue the route of supporting the UN Envoy to Syria's plan.

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Philippines ETF Tests Long-Term Resistance on Optimism Over Duterte's China Trip

As much as China welcomes Mr Duterte, he may not be an easy customer on all fronts, said Professor Renato Cruz De Castro, a fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, and an expert on China and the Philippines. So why has the notoriously candid Filipino president suddenly decided that now, when it comes to China, discretion is the better part of valour? The bilateral ties between Manila and Beijing detoriated under the rule of Benigno Aquino, Duterte's predecessor as he tried to challenge ...

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Only alternative to hard Brexit is no Brexit, says Donald Tusk

In a speech at the European Policy Centre conference, Mr Tusk said the United Kingdom can not retain the benefits of its European Union membership while blocking the free movement of people. Donald Tusk is the serving President of the Council of Europe which was established in 1974 and gained formal status as a European Institution as recently as 2009.

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SAA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from planes

Several other airlines and aviation authorities have also announced similar bans. A spokesperson of Air Berlin said that the Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday. Samsung Australia , which has voluntarily recalled all of the phones, apologised for the inconvenience. Samsung also announced to stop replacing the faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with new ones but offered refunds to the device owners in Vietnam from Tuesday till ...

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Debate viewers' guide: Candidates hone final arguments for Round 3

In a series of tweets , FiveThirtyEight stats guru Nate Silver illustrated the chasm between men and women. Many pundits said the first debate went poorly for Trump, who elicited laughter when said he has a "much better temperament" than Clinton.

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Defeated Islamic State Fighters May Come to Europe, EU Commissioner Warns

Meanwhile, Nineveh Operations' Officer, Tahsin Abd said that the Iraqi forces liberated al-Shura district and the villages of al-Bojwana and Albu Nayef, as well as the areas of Mishraq factory and Tel al- Saman. A Shi'ite paramilitary force said it would support the Iraqi army's offensive on Mosul, raising the risk of sectarian strife in the mainly Sunni region.

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Iraqi forces launch a massive assault against Daesh in Mosul

Meanwhile, the coalition of Iraqi army and Kurdish pershmerga forces converging on the city have been estimated at as many as 30,000. About 5,000 American troops are in Iraq right now for this battle - nearly certainly including USA special operations forces, like Keating.

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Iraq, Kurds brace for massive influx from Mosul

He spoke by video link to reporters at the Pentagon from his headquarters in Baghdad. Islamic State fighters are sowing mines "like seeds", he said. The mass exodus it sparked displaced a large proportion of Iraq's already dwindling Christian minority, sending most into the neighbouring Kurdish region.

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Jury weighing rape claims against Derrick Rose

While all of that may sound good for Rose, the LAPD can still bring criminal charges stemming from the alleged incident where Rose and two of his friends are accused of gang raping Doe, the National Basketball Association star's ex-girlfriend.

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Syrian activists say strikes hit Aleppo villages

Hours after the strikes, Russian Federation announced that its air force and allied Syrian forces would cease fire in Aleppo from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Moscow time (0500 to 1300 GMT) on Thursday. Russian Federation says the pause is created to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants, but Syrian rebels have rejected any withdrawal from the city.

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Aide says Duterte willing to face global probe

Andanar said Duterte "cares" for the media and believes in press freedom. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday his country would maintain its existing defense treaties and its military alliances, adding to uncertainty and confusion over the status of security ties with the United States.

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8-Year-Old Unaccompanied Child Calais Migrant Says Thank You For Toys

The Home Office said individuals are interviewed by French and United Kingdom officials and, where credible and clear documentary evidence of age is not available, criteria including physical appearance and demeanour are used to assess age.

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Missiles may have been fired at U.S. warships in Red Sea

According to a U.S. defence official, multiple surface-to-surface missiles were fired at the USS Mason that was sailing in global waters in the Red Sea but the ship used counter steps to protect itself and was not hit. A USA defense official said the altercation took place starting around 1930 GMT Saturday. US Navy commander Gary Ross said: "Earlier today a US Strike Group transiting global waters in the Red Sea detected possible inbound missile threats and deployed appropriate defensive ...

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Fresh guidelines to be issued after fire at Bhubaneshwar hospital: JP Nadda

Noting that he was waiting for the inquiry report of state governments revenue divisional commissioner (RDC), the Union Health minister said, "The said hospital (Sum Hospital) was empanelled by the state government which recommended people to avail health service there".

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Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice killed in BC plane crash

He will be so greatly missed. Prentice, 60, was killed in a plane crash just outside Kelowna, B.C. Thursday night. His successor, Rachel Notley, said Prentice "deeply loved Alberta". On an afternoon in August 2014, Jim Prentice slowly laced up his skates and pulled on a Team Canada jersey. "In the world today, where there's a lot of darkness, he represented everything positive about humanity and the future and the possibilities of the future", said Prentice.

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Clinton campaign ends pre-debate handshakes between family members

Polls giving Clinton the lead were inaccurate, he insisted. PLACEMENT: As in the first debate, Trump will be on the left side of your screen and Clinton will be on the right, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. "Tomorrow night's going to be interesting". "I went to the White House to say hello". "This is our final shot, folks", Trump told supporters Tuesday in Colorado .

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Wallonia Demands Full Renegotiation Of Canada-EU Trade Deal

The CETA trade deal is scheduled to be officially signed on October 27 at an EU-Canada summit in Brussels with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in attendance. But in a sign that a breakthrough might be in the making, a spokesman for Magnette said Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland met the regional leader in the Walloon capital of Namur on Wednesday.

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Germany hosts Ukraine summit, also expected to discuss Syria

Ukraine, Germany, France and Russian Federation agreed to draw up a road map in November on how to implement a stalled ceasefire deal for eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after five hours of talks among the leaders of the four countries.

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Kurdish Commander Says Battle for Mosul Will Take at Least 2 Months

Mayor of Shura vicinity in Nineveh province, Khalid al-Jar announced on Tuesday, that the security forces liberated al-Shura district, south of the city of Mosul, from the control of the ISIS, while emphasized that forces from the Army and Federal Police entered the area.

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Boko Haram might demand ransom for Chibok girls' release

That group contain the 21 who were released last week and the 83 who the government are negotiating over. The federal government had also noted that negotiations were ongoing for the release of a bigger batch of abducted girls. Some of the 21 Chibok school girls released are seen during a meeting with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja , Nigeria, October 13, 2016.

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Kurdish-led Syrian forces seize villages in northern Syria

The Syrian army is observing temporary ceasefires in Aleppo to alleviate the humanitarian situation there and has pulled back to enable rebel fighters to leave the city via two designated corridors, Syria's Foreign Ministry said. "I am sorry but we can not pay the price for this", Erdogan said in a meeting with local administrators. In September, Russia and the United States pushed the regime and the opposition to abide by a ceasefire in Aleppo, but it proved short-lived.

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Trump planning 'wonderful' meeting with Vladimir Putin

Addressing an election rally at Miami in Florida, he claimed the media "is trying to rig this election with their biased coverage". Mr. Obama-after saying he would be more subdued at the White House than on the campaign trail in his critique of the GOP presidential nominee-aggressively questioned Mr.

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E-mail Leak Reveals Clinton's Marijuana Debate Prep, in Support of Marijuana Banking

But for Clinton, who is often criticized as overly scripted, her relaxed, off-the-cuff exchanges at these private events also revealed a side she has struggled to show voters under the intense glare of a presidential race. Not a bad call, considering the frenzy that took place when Clinton had pneumonia . As news broke previous year about her use of a private email server, one of Clinton's top aides suggested simply releasing all the messages from her time as secretary of state.

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Pause in Aleppo bombing holds into second day

The UN has said that security fears, the fear of arrest and the presence of Syrian troops at the corridors designated by Russian Federation have prevented civilians from using them to leave the enclave. A plan to pause fighting for eight hours in rebel-held east Aleppo from 0500 GMT on Thursday has been announced by Assad regime ally Russian Federation - with no word from the Damascus government that it intends to honour the deal.

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Is the Hillary Clinton "Quid Pro Quo" Email Scandal Really a Scandal?

He declined to change the email's designation after learning that it was related to the 2012 attacks on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya. According to an interview summary, an unnamed Federal Bureau of Investigation official alleged that they had "received a call from [REDACTED] of the International Operations Division (IOD) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who "pressured" him to change the classified email to unclassified".

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Drew Brees, Saints send Cam Newton, Panthers to 5th loss

Vaccaro, who broached the idea of the bonus film session with coach Sean Payton, said that had never happened in his four seasons with the Saints . Last season, the Panthers were a ideal 6-0 after six games, en route to a 15-1 regular season record. Newton's postgame press conference lasted around two minutes, and it featured him mostly giving brief answers to questions.

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United Kingdom unemployment rate holds steady

The inactivity rate dropped, showing that fewer people were out of the workforce altogether. Commenting on the figures, Mariano Mamertino, economist at job board Indeed said while the figures reflect the United Kingdom largely taking the shock of the Brexit result in its stride, the economy is facing a more insidious threat - the prospect of shrinking real wages.

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Malaysia Condemns Ballistic Missile Test Launch By North Korea

Military officials from South Korea and USA shared information on the launch and concluded Sunday that the missile seems to be a Musudan , South Korea's JCS said. Kerry reiterated the US will deploy "as soon as possible" a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, a missile defense system meant to protect South Korea and the almost 30,000 USA forces based there.

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US general says Apache helicopters on attack in Iraq

Turkish leaders have repeatedly said the troops will remain to train local fighters and Turkey will take part in the operation to re-take the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Smoke rises from Islamic state positions after an airstrike by coalition forces in Mosul , Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Davis said USA warplanes are supporting the Iraqis, as expected, and that American artillery is being used against Islamic State targets.

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United Nations special envoy: Yemen ceasefire set to begin Wednesday for 72hrs

A 72-hour cease-fire in Yemen will take effect shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the United Nations has announced. The war in Yemen began in 2014 when Shiite rebels known as Houthis based in the north seized the capital, Sanaa and later swept across much of the poor Arabian Peninsula country.

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Rift Between Ohio GOP and Trump Splits Republican Voters

Ryan is not a Trump man. Trump supporters chanted at a rally in Green Bay before the Republican presidential candidate spoke. In a separate interview with Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, Trump said the GOP is largely united except "every once in a while, Paul Ryan will stand up and say he disagrees with this or that" such as his claims about there being a "rigged" election.

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Iraqi and Kurdish commanders pause Mosul offensive

Turkey trained almost 3,000 fighters to participate in the battle to liberate Mosul , while warned that the attack may lead to sectarian tensions. Cavusoglu told reporters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, that the visit could take place on Thursday or later in the week.

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Mystery surrounds Assange's status at embassy

WikiLeaks said it activated "contingency plans" after Assange's cut-off. The Ecuadorean statement confirmed the decision was made after WikiLeaks published materials created to impact the US presidential election, including leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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Battle for Mosul: ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi trapped in city

US President Barack Obama said a top priority is safety and humanitarian aid for some 1 million people who live in Mosul and could suffer during the fighting. "They know it and they want to get there as quickly as they can". Mosul is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi declared the group's self-described caliphate, and is the largest city under its control.

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Scotland could have its own European Union trade arrangements, says Sturgeon

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Ms Sturgeon said: "We are going to put forward proposals, that we would hope that the UK Government would be prepared to listen to, that would allow Scotland to preserve its place in the single market and preserve aspects of its relationship with the European Union".


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