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North Korean medium-range missile launch again fails

The failed missile launch was the eighth attempt in seven months by the North to launch a weapon with a design range of 3,000 km (1,800 miles) that can be fired from road mobile launchers, the two militaries said. However, the saying that the USA -built THAAD can counter the nuke and missile threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is merely a ruse, many analysts in the region argue, fearing its deployment will only worsen the already extremely volatile situation on the ...

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AFRICAN DIASPORA: 21 seized Chibok girls released

Now we celebrate the safe return of 21 kidnapped Chibok girls that makes us hopeful more will be freed and reunited with their loved ones. Dame recounted her story at a Christian religious ceremony organised by the Nigerian security forces that were behind their release after negotiations with Boko Haram militants.

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Troy police to clowns: break the law, get arrested

Police were able to determine the clown was a teenager performing a "misguided prank and no threat to the community exists". Reports of eerie clown sightings have been popping up around the country.and now some are being seen here in Amarillo.

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Coalition warplanes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Syria - Turkish army

Turkey in August launched an unprecedented operation in Syria, helping rebel forces take the towns of Jarabulus and Al-Rai from ISIL. The Turkish military intervened in the Syrian war in August this year under orders from Ankara to clear the border area from the Islamic State group and from USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces linked Turkey's own outlawed Kurdish insurgency.

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Putin dismisses suggestions of war crime charges against Russian Federation

Mr Assad branded Turkey's actions an "invasion, against worldwide law, against the morals, against the sovereignty of Syria". Ibrahim Abu al-Leith, a spokesman for the White Helmets rescue force in Aleppo, said the air raids had battered the city and its outskirts overnight.

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Donald Trump Makes History Declining To Say He Will Accept Election Results

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace on not accepting "one of the prides of this country... the peaceful transition of power", Trump said of his acceptance of the election results: "I will tell you at the time ". We have had free and fair elections. It was Trump who had the most to prove: after a bad first debate performance, a devastating scandal over his comments about groping women, and a bitter and bullying second round with Clinton, he's sinking drastically in the polls - possibly ...

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Germany to host Ukraine peace summit in Berlin

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters it made sense to "compare notes" about implementation of the Minsk accord, but it was not possible to talk about any concrete agreements. The objective of the meeting was to discuss peace efforts in eastern Ukraine as well as discuss implementing the Minsk agreements, peace agreements brokered by France in Germany in Minsk in early 2015.

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Brutality erupts at protest in Philippines

Television footage showed the van driving recklessly back and forth through the crowd, as protesters variously surrounded it and scattered away. Some protesters began striking the police van with batons they took from officers before the van began moving - mowing down several people.

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Syria: humanitarian cease fire announced by Russian Federation comes in effect

Putin said he also offered to speed up work on a new constitution for Syria under which elections would be held to possibly replace the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The European leaders also vowed to keep up the pressure, warning of possible sanctions. The accompanying air and artillery bombardments have left some 400 people dead and more than 2,000 wounded, according to the United Nations .

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Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul, says US General

All the forces are moving towards Mosul. Iraqi troops are now around one kilometer (half a mile) away from Hamdaniyah, a historically Christian town also known as Bakhdida, to the east of Mosul. Save the Children said that 5,000 people have arrived at the al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria from the Mosul area in the last 10 days, with 1,000 more waiting to enter at the border.

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Argentines mourn crime, protest violence against women

The strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday. Women across the country participated in protests in response to the shocking rape and killing of a teenage girl on October 8 in Mar de Plata. The hashtags #MiercolesNegro and #NiUnaMenos, or "not one woman less", circulated on social media as protesters shared photos of themselves dressed in black and walking out of their workplaces.

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Chris Christie to appear in court over misconduct complaint

On Tuesday, prosecutors sought to show that Baroni was Christie's "attack dog" who had an incentive to follow through on orders of political retaliation from the governor. Cortes also asked why Baroni did not tell legislators what he told the Port Authority's executive director, Pat Foye, when Foye ordered the lanes to be reopened on September 13.

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Jury Finds in Favor of Derrick Rose and Co-Defendants

A jury heard various testimonies of different accounts of the sexual encounter, including text messages from Rose to the accuser after the alleged incident. In closing arguments Tuesday afternoon, a defense attorney told the jury that the lawsuit was a blatant attempt to get money from Rose because he broke up with her by text and didn't seem to care that she had sex with his buddies earlier in the evening.

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US again condemns Israeli settlements in West Bank

Davidson was detained by Israeli authorities on Thursday (NZ time) after last month joining the Women's Peace Flotilla, meant to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. "Concrete measures and actions against all Israeli settlement activities should be taken in accordance with global law and United Nations resolutions".

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Clinton, Trump spar over gun control, Russia, immigration in final debate

Trump said ominously, on the subject of whether he will accept the results+ of the U.S. election that he's been declaring for the past several days - to the horror of many Americans, including President Barack Obama - is "rigged" by a "dishonest and corrupt media".

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Thailand enters period of mourning after king's death

On Friday, thousands of tearful mourners gathered outside Bangkok's gold-gilded Grand Palace, one of the nation's top tourist attractions, to await the arrival of the king's body in a royal procession at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew.

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In final debate, Trump once again uses Iran against Clinton

Then Trump University gets sued for fraud and racketeering. " Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger ", Clinton said during her two minutes on the subject. The candidates also clashed over abortion rights with Clinton insisting she would defend Planned Parenthood and the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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Oil futures maintain levels as Saudi crude production slides

Hong Kong - Oil rose as the dollar weakened, edging back above the $50 level where prices have hovered since rallying on OPEC's decision to cut output last month. Dudley said the downturn in crude oil prices was largely a result of the industry's own success, with US shale oil in particular contributing to the excess in supply.

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Trump slammed for not promising to honor election results

She cited other minorities she said Mr Trump had maligned. It overshadowed everything else that happened on the stage in Las Vegas and arguably told voters everything they need to know about the Republican nominee for president. "I didn't even apologise to my wife who is sitting right here because I didn't even do anything", he added. Trump steadfastly denied doing anything wrong and blamed Clinton's "sleazy" campaign.

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Hillary Clinton says Supreme Court gun decision dealt with protecting tottlers

State abortion regulations are drastically restricting abortion access, and the makeup of the next Supreme Court could determine the fate of Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to abortion - so it's important to know where the candidates stand on these issues.

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Trump refuses to say whether he will accept election results

Trump jumped in: "I should've gotten it". For Trump , the debates have been at the center of the most destructive two-month period of his campaign, when he has faced multiple accusations of unwanted sexual advances against women and blowback over his vulgar comments on a hot microphone about forcing himself on women sexually.

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UN Secretary General Nominee Guterres Promises To Take On Huge Challenges

On Wednesday, Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russian Federation, this month's president of the Council, announced that members of the panel had chosen Guterres , who had been leading in all six informal straw polls by the 15-nation council. Ban's second 5-year term ends December 31. Some UN diplomats were confounded by the success of Guterres' candidacy , and did not expect an outspoken candidate with strong political experience to win the support of the Council's permanent, veto-wielding ...

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Trump on Whether He'll Accept Election Results: 'I'll Keep You in Suspense'

Regarding Clinton, Trump said, " He has no respect for her". She even mentioned his complaints about not receiving Emmys for his reality show, to which Trump interjected that he "should've gotten it", drawing a few laughs. "That's horrifying", Clinton interjected. He lost the Iowa caucus. He said the Republican primary was rigged against him. Clinton added: "It's amusing but it's also really troubling".

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AAP MLA arrested in Surat ahead of Kejriwal rally

Singh had gone to the Umra Police Station in Surat to surrender following which he was arrested by the Delhi Police who reached there a short while ago. On Friday, the police arrested Uttam Nagar MLA Naresh Balyan in a separate case. Delhi Police have said that Gulab Singh is "not cooperating in the investigation".

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North Korea missile launch fails, says US and South Korea

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Citing the threat from North Korea, Washington has already chose to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) missile system in South Korea " as soon as possible ". South Korea's military will have the unique air-defense system operational by the end of 2017; however, there have been discussions to expedite THAAD's deployment.

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India used Goa BRICS Summit to outmanoeuvre Pak: Chinese media

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked about Modi's comments, said China opposed all forms of terrorism and that the worldwide community should increase counter-terrorism cooperation. "India has had nothing to do with it", External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said. In addition to bringing peace and prosperity in South Asia, Modi's could have set India's name as a visionary country in the global comity of nations.

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Duterte to visit China in bid to forge closer relationship

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (Oct 12) his country would not abrogate its existing treaties and would maintain all its military alliances, amid uncertainty over the future of security ties with the United States. "This is a huge disappointment and let-down to many of us". We will survive. Even if we'll go through hardships, we will survive. "We commend President Duterte's attachment of importance to China-Philippines relations, and believe that high-level exchanges ...

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Police van rams protestors near United States embassy in Manila

Philippine police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-U.S. protesters outside the US embassy in Manila on Wednesday, and television news footage showed a patrol van, which had come under attack, driving at protesters. A Moro protester, identified only as "Mangulamas", 21, from Tamontaka in Cotabato City was also reportedly nabbed by the police. "Today, we witnessed how even our local security forces are keen on employing violent tactics to quell the dissent of the marginalized and the ...

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Merkel invites Putin to talks in Berlin aimed at Ukraine resolution

The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Russian, French and Ukrainian presidents, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko, was set in a flurry of telephone consultations. Poroshenko said the summit yielded some positive results and Russian Federation supported the establishment of a police mission in Donbass by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine .

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Trump's Refusal To Accept Election Results Has Americans Fuming

The Republican, who has called for building a wall the length of the U.S. -Mexico border, said that under a Clinton presidency, "People are going to pour into our country". Thompson is a professor and debate coach at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Many voters live in vast, underpopulated - and right-leaning - regions of the state, which makes statewide polling more hard and expensive to carry out.

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Xi Jinping's visit, a milestone in bilateral relations

Hun Sen said that at least 28 cooperative agreements, mainly covering the economy, investments, agriculture and infrastructure, are set to be signed during Xi's visit. She said "China has become our largest trading partner and we consider China as a trusted partner in realising our dreams too". They are worth $13.6 billion,"Abdul Matlub Ahmad, head of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), told AFP ".

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Coalition warplanes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Syria

But Dabiq and its surroundings, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State had brought 1,200 fighters in recent weeks, occupied a salient into territory captured by the Turkey-backed rebels. "Euphrates Shield will continue until we are convinced that the border is completely secure, terrorist attacks against Turkish citizens out of the question and the people of Syria feel safe", Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said.

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UN condemns failed N.Korea missile launch

USA military officials said the North Korean missile was presumed to be a Musadan intermediate range rocket, and its launch point was near the city of Kusong. military bases on Guam. North Korea has responded by saying that the US officials are lying about this, and North Korea is able to attack the United States using a rocket.

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Typhoon Haima leaves at least4 dead in northern Philippines

Super Typhoon Haima is battering the northern island of Luzon, where over 10 million people are within its reach. Haima hit coastal towns facing the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds of 225km an hour, and wind gusts of up to 315km. Though the storm surge and winds near the center of Haima will be catastrophic, the area of the coastline it's expected to hit is very sparsely populated, Ward said.

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Trump Jr.: Running for president a 'step down'

Trump's presidential campaign used the picture to illustrate the Republican nominee's position against bringing Syrian refugees to the United States. In a lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in a court in Chicago, Kittos named both Trumps, as well as the campaign and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as defendants.


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