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Missiles 'fired at U.S. warships' near Yemen amid attacks on Houthi rebels

The third round in a week of Iranian C-802 shore-to-ship missiles Saturday night targeted US Navy ships in the Red Sea from the Yemeni coast. A senior US defense official said the Mason was in worldwide waters when multiple incoming surface-to-surface missiles were reported by the ship's crew to have been detected about 3:30 p.m.

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Nigerian doctor describes moment he saw cousins kidnapped by Boko Haram

And according to a spokesman for President Buhari, Garba Shehu, the 21 "are supposed to be tale bearers to tell the Nigerian government that this faction of Boko Haram has 83 more Chibok girls". The emotional scene has brought hope back for numerous parents and loved ones of those who have not yet returned, as the government prepares to open negotiations for the release of 83 of the remaining girls.

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Why Dead Voters Won't Tip the Presidential Election

US President Barack Obama has urged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to "stop whining" about the November 8 election being rigged , saying no serious person could suggest US elections could be manipulated due to their decentralised nature.

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Saudi Prince executed for murder

Despite global push, Saudi Arabia has a stringent rule of beheading the accused involved in murder. Beheading of locals and foreigners has mostly been the punishment meted out to murderers, rapists, drug traffickers and armed robbers in Saudi Arabia.

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Hospital fire tragedy: Fresh advisory to states soon

Agitated locals today staged a demonstration in front of the SUM hospital here during the visit of the Union Health Minister J P Nadda demanding a compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the families of those killed in the hospital blaze. "Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha". "I am not here to play any blame game", he said. The state government had announced free treatment for rescued patients undergoing treatment in different hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

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Pentagon: More than 100 USA troops with Iraqi forces retaking Mosul

The joint security forces backed by the Army Aviation and global coalition air force made a significant progress in the battle to liberate Mosul. Most estimates have ranged from a few weeks to several months. With the support of Iran and a US-led coalition, Iraqi forces have since regained much of the ground lost to IS and Mosul is the extremist group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

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National Poll: Clinton Leading Among Men for the First Time

By Round 2 he was back to calling Hillary Clinton "the devil". "She needs to be able to answer the email question", Democratic strategist Bud Jackson said. (Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 7 percent in the poll, followed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 1 percent). Trump predicts an electoral surprise, or "new Brexit", when Americans vote next month.

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High stakes for final presidential debate

The Department has denied the claim. Clinton arrived in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon and immersed herself in more debate prep, despite her opponent's taunts. All of this is to say that there will be no kill shot-Hillary Clinton doesn't do those, not in live debates-and the conservative machine, aided by a political press that only knows one way to cover an election, will stanch the bleeding.

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Can Trump fix corporate tax loopholes that make him richer?

Neither candidate can be accused of running to the center in terms of fiscal policy. "Most working mothers, on the other hand, would not pay federal income tax under Trump's proposal; nearly half of American households now do not", he wrote.

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Germany, Russia skeptical of breakthrough at four-way Ukraine talks

The meeting of the Normandy four - leaders of Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine - was originally meant to get the stalled peace process in Ukraine moving forward following the bloody war that saw the nation torn in two. The Minsk agreementbetween Russian Federation and Ukraine, brokered in 2015 with help from France, Germany and hosts Belarus, helped reduce the frequency and scale of battles between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine, but clashes have continued ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at center of quid pro quo controversy speaks out

Phillippe Jr. wrote IG Steve Linick. But as more information has come in, there's much less to the story than Trump claims. In one meeting of government agencies, when someone asked whether any emails were classified, the records official told investigators that Kennedy remarked, "Well, we'll see", and spent 15 minutes afterward debating the classification of a message.

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Is using religion for votes corruption, asks Supreme Court

These are the questions raised by the Supreme Court which began hearings to revisit its 1995 judgment on Hindutva. However, the bench declined, for now, a plea by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to ask Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to assist the court in the matter.

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Obama: Trump's 'Flattery' Of Putin Is 'Unprecedented'-And GOP Knows Better

Obama said that he's more surprised by Republican leaders' support for Trump than he is about Trump's praise of Putin. Saying "Mr. Trump rarely surprises me these days", Obama said he was much more concerned to see support for the candidate's stance on Putin and Russian Federation from Republican officials who historically had been anti-Russia.

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Police investigate shooting near San Francisco school

The school is also on lockdown. They share a campus. Shots were fired outside the school about the same time the students were dismissed for the day, a San Francisco Unified School District spokesperson said. The two of other victims, both male, received treatment at the hospital. They seemed to have targeted a female student, who now has life-threatening injuries, police have said.

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Donald Trump invites President Obama's half-brother to final United States presidential debate

When undecided voters leaning toward either candidate were included, those numbers increased to 43.3% for Clinton and 37.8% for Trump. At the previous two debates, the candidates' spouses, Melania Trump and former President Bill Clinton, met to shake hands.

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Assad vows to rid Aleppo of "rebel terrorists" to protect civilians

Russian Federation has said a planned eight-hour ceasefire on Thursday will be extended if other militants clearly distance themselves from the Takfiri group, but it will not prolong the pause unilaterally. An estimated 250,000 people live in Aleppo's eastern districts and have been under near-continuous government siege since July. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish-led forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, gained control of Hassajek, killing at ...

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Odisha's tragedy-hit hospital had no fire clearance

Nineteen patients died from asphyxiation or during evacuation after a fire broke out in the dialysis wing of theInstitute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital on Monday evening. Nadda along with Union Minister for Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan visited patients - almost a hundred - who are now being treated at other city hospitals and had a meeting with state officials.

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New fire safety guidelines for hospitals on anvil

A fresh advisory will be given to all states so that such incidents do not take place anywhere", Nadda said before winding up his one-day visit to the state. "It is a serious matter", he said. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on the fire at Sum Hospital that claimed 21 lives here, the National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Odisha Government seeking a report in six weeks.

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Odisha hospital fire: Human rights commission issues notice to state government

Reportedly, the hospital in question was warned in 2013 for not keeping the safety measures, but the hospital authorities ignored it, the NHRC release said adding that in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety.

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Odisha hospital fire: Human rights commission issues notice to state government

Reportedly, the hospital in question was warned in 2013 for not keeping the safety measures, but the hospital authorities ignored it, the NHRC release said adding that in Odisha, out of 568 hospitals, only 3 have clearance of the department of fire safety.

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Odisha's SUM hospital had no fire clearance

Terming the hospital fire tragedy as "very serious", "worrisome" and "shocking", Nadda said, "There was breach of safety measures". Odisha police on Wednesday issued a Look Out notice against SUM Hospital founder Manoj Nayak and his wife to ensure that they do not flee the country.

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Odisha Announces Rs. 5 Lakh To Family Of Dead In Fire Tragedy

According to police officials, the hospital's superintendent, fire safety officer and two electrical division workers were arrested. Please Wait while comments are loading. "I am not here for a blame game". Nadda along with Union Minister for Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan visited patients - almost a hundred - who are now being treated at other city hospitals and had a meeting with state officials.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to start 4-day state visit to China

The visit by the recently elected Duterte, who was due to arrive in Beijing later in the day, will be a step toward ending years of estrangement between the countries, Xinhua News Agency said. While the South China Sea dispute between the two countries appears to be firmly on the agenda, the Philippine president will be accompanied by a 200-strong delegation of business leaders.

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WikiLeaks emails: Bill Gates, Tim Cook considered for Clinton VP pick

While none of the aforementioned business leaders have ever held elected office, they'd be on a ticket opposing a Republican presidential candidate in the same boat. Clinton suggested it was "too late" to do anything about the hiring. The Vermont democratic socialist was still fighting Clinton at the time for the party's nomination.

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US Must Balance Human Rights Priniciples and Pragmatism With the Philippines

Mr. Duterte's visit will help define how far he wants to shift allegiance from the United States to an Asian superpower locked in a territorial standoff with his small, impoverished country, and the Philippines' 65-year alliance with the United States, a key pillar of US President Barack Obama's rebalance to Asia, could hang in the balance.

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Trump backing of Russia unprecedented: Obama

But reactng to Mr Trump's support for Russia, Mr Obama said: "Mr Trump rarely surprises me these days". Obama and Democrats have sought to use Trump's friendly overtures to Putin against him, painting him as a friend of one of the U.S.'s biggest geopolitical foes.

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IS auto bombs, mortars slow down Iraqi advance on Mosul

Some 2,500 European Union nationals are now fighting alongside Islamic State, he added. King's warning comes as US President Barack Obama praised the Iraqi operations to liberate Mosul as a "major step forward" and said he was confident Islamic State would be defeated.

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Debate guests: Trump takes Obama's half-brother, Clinton picks Cuban

Malik Obama , who was born in Kenya and is an American citizen, voiced his support for Trump in July , saying he hoped to meet the Republican nominee. My friend reminded me and it was from 2000 and she - you know, I don't expect her to come forward. "I went to the White House to say hello". Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is bringing two of her prominent backers.

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Sterling up after May offers some Brexit scrutiny

British PM Theresa May has moved to allay concerns about a lack of scrutiny of the government's Brexit plans, agreeing to demands for "a full and transparent" Commons debate before the Article 50 exit clause is activated. "That question was not on the ballot paper", Starmer said. May on Wednesday in London declined to say if leaving the European Union single market was a "red line" in her Brexit negotiations.

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Hacked Clinton campaign emails show "aggressive political animal", no smoking gun

In the email exchange , Jennifer Palmieri said that Catholics think that being Cahtholic is the most socially acceptable conservative religion. Advisers vented over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's unenthusiastic apology for using a private email server as secretary of state, calling apologies "her Achilles' heel" in a leaked September 2015 email posted online this week by WikiLeaks.

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$30000 reward being offered for information regarding missing S

Verk left her parents' home in Keller to go on a date to the movies back in Alpine with her on-again, off-again boyfriend on the night of October 11, Fox News reported. Police are also asking the public for information about two cars, a grey 2006 Jeep Liberty and a 2004 Mazda Miata convertible with a beige top. Alpine Police Department announced yesterday afternoon that they are now offering a $17,500 reward for any information that may help them in finding the whereabouts or safe return ...

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Germany, France press for progress on Ukraine peace process

Other top officials, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko , also dampened expectations of any breakthrough at the talks in Berlin on ending a conflict in which more than 9,600 people have been killed since 2014. "We are talking here about criminal activities, about crimes against the civilians", Merkel said, although she did not echo Hollande's use of the phrase "war crimes".

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Russian, Syrian jets stay away from Aleppo

Merkel and Hollande strongly criticized the Russian and Syrian government airstrikes on Aleppo, and Hollande said that "what is happening in Aleppo is truly a war crime". Last month, a U.S. -Russian-brokered cease-fire collapsed after lasting less than a week, amid renewed fighting in Aleppo. Russian officials have linked the decision to stop the raids to talks that will be held in Geneva to discuss the United Nations envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura's proposal to withdraw Al-Nusra Front ...

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Duterte arrives in Beijing for 'historic' visit

On July 12, after taking China to court, the Philippines had managed to secure a ruling at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, which specified that no country held sovereign rights over Scarborough Shoal. Then, after weeks of anti-American rhetoric, Duterte recently said the Philippines would maintain its existing defense treaties and its military alliances.

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Foreign firms say UK profits hit by Brexit vote, weak sterling

The QC said: "The government view at the moment it that it is very likely that any such agreement would be subject to ratification". The Government is now fighting a legal challenge which argues it does not have the power to trigger Article 50 and set negotiations in motion without the consent of parliament.


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