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Low hopes of breakthrough from Syria talks in Switzerland

Pressure is rising for a halt to a ferocious, three-week-old Syrian government offensive to capture the rebel-held eastern zone of the city of Aleppo, where the United Nations says 275,000 civilians still live and 8,000 rebels are holding out against Syrian, Russian and Iranian-backed forces.

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Ethiopia blames foreign hands for stoking unrest

The state of emergency doesn't mean military rule, although a streamlined security-force "command post" chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has the authority to suspend due process and enact curfews when necessary, Getachew said.

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Police van rams into anti-US protesters in the Philippines

A few were run over but somehow managed to stand. "The action of the police officer, which was well documented by the media, was clearly premeditated and not only aimed to maim the protestors but even to kill, as he showed no regard to the lives of the people mowed down by the police auto", the Makabayan lawmakers said .

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Four students wounded in shooting outside San Francisco school in US

Police say the shooting was not a "random" attack and one of the students was a specific target. One of the victims was a female student who police believe was targeted. The expressions of sadness and resolve came after classes resumed Wednesday at the June Jordan School for Equity and the City Arts and Technology High School with extra security in place.

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Trump Refuses to Say He Will Accept US Election Result

And just as she used Trump's blanket denials of his claimed sexual abuse to skewer him as the man in the picture told by the women's stories, she told a story of Trump in absurdly different circumstances, but again playing to type - when Trump's reality TV show The Apprentice failed to win an Emmy, he launched a Twitter campaign claiming the awards were rigged.

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Who Do You Think Won The Final Presidential Debate?

The downward spiral continued until Trump said Clinton shouldn't even have been allowed to run - and then, stunningly, refused to say he would honor the results of the election. Trump: " You're the puppet! ". Trump later said he did not apologize to his wife after the allegations began to surface, because he "didn't do anything".

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Michelle Obama attends final state dinner in N3.6 million dress

Others, meanwhile, sought to inject a little levity into the evening. Premier Matteo Renzi has said he would resign if the referendum fails, and opposition politicians have come out strongly against it in a bid to force new elections. During the arrival ceremony, Obama also had spoken about how Italian-Americans have helped shape the United States. Dessert was a green apple crostata (an Italian tart) and with buttermilk gelato.

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Michelle Obama Steals the Spotlight at Barack's Last State Dinner

Michelle Obama embraced the "go big or go home" attitude of the night, wearing a figure-hugging, floor-length rose gold chainmail gown. The White House says Obama wants to use the visit and final state dinner of his presidency to memorialize the strong ties between Italy and USA and "put wind in the sails" of a young leader that Obama views as a promising political leader.

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Aid group says 5000 fled Mosul area, warns of disease outbreak

The French president added: "Everything must be done to protect civilians who are exposed in combat zones and used as human shields" by IS fighters. "The operation will be in three fronts", they said in a statement. Iraqi forces have significant ground to cover before reaching the boundaries of the city, which IS is defending with berms, bombs and burning oil trenches.

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Late appeals as Georgia set to execute man who shot officer

The 63-year-old was convicted of murder in the October 1997 shooting death of Atlanta police Officer John Sowa. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles declined to halt the execution of Lawler. A man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle has been executed in Georgia. The Board members said they came to their decision after reviewing all case materials from Lawler's file, including the life and criminal history of the inmate, and ...

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Sir Philip Green like 'Napoleon and Maxwell' say MPs

The proposal tabled in the Commons asked for the Honours Forfeiture Committee to recommend the businessman's knighthood is "cancelled and annulled". Downing Street said the question of Sir Philip's knighthood was a matter for the independent Honours Forfeitures Committee.

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Obama to Trump: 'Stop whining' about rigged election

He said Mr Trump's attempt to discredit a poll before it has even taken place was "unprecedented" for a USA presidential candidate. Trump has urged his supporters to monitor polling sites for potentially ineligible voters attempting to cast ballots.

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Over 90000 people flee as Typhoon Haima slams northern Philippines

At its peak, Haima had winds of up to 315 kilometers per hour (195 mph), the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Haima's blinding wind and rain had rekindled fears and memories from the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, but there were no immediate reports of major damage, amid faulty communications and power outages in several villages cut off from government aid and rescue teams by fallen trees, landslides and flooding.

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MI couple mysteriously found dead on apartment floor

A neighbor in the triplex who went to visit them earlier on Tuesday saw them lying on the floor and thought they were asleep so she left, police said. Dundee police chief Todd said the couple's food was untouched and that the marijuana appeared as if it were in the process of being divided up for distribution.

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Ecuador acknowledges limiting Web access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuador's government has confirmed it temporarily cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet, saying it has a policy of not intervening in other country's affairs, but denying it has been pressured to silence Mr Assange by the US. WikiLeaks released its ninth batch of Clinton-related emails on Sunday. WikiLeaks said it activated "contingency plans" after Assange got disconnected from the Web, and Ecuador said that its cut-off did not stop the group from continuing its ...

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UN Envoy: 'Nothing Can Justify' Jerusalem Terror Shooting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished the victims a speedy recovery and commended the fast response from security personnel at a weekly cabinet meeting, according to a statement from his office. " When the terrorist spotted the police he fired at them, and they managed to shoot and kill him ", a police spokeswoman said. He said police were trying to determine how the shooter had obtained the weapon.

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Turkey expects up to 400000 to flee Mosul

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on the jihadists' stronghold. The urban warfare that may occur is hard combat, as USA forces found when they were trying to take Iraqi cities during the occupation. Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul , Iraq.

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Saudi Arabia executes prince convicted for murder over a brawl

According to a New York Times report , executions of royal family members are rare and this is the first in four decades when an individual linked to the family has been executed. The prince, Faisal bin Musaid , shot the monarch inside his own palace and was later beheaded in front of a crowd in Riyadh . In 1977 Princess Mishael, a granddaughter of a brother of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was executed after she married a man not selected by the family.

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United Kingdom premier to provide first Brexit details to European Union leaders

May has announced that she will trigger the article 50 mechanism by the end of March, starting a two-year departure process. Supporters of Britain's European Union membership launched the High Court bid to challenge May's assertion that she has the right to use "historic prerogative powers" - a type of executive privilege - to trigger notification of Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which would spark two years of negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc.

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Obama 'Saved Best for Last' at Final State Dinner

President Barack Obama is saying "ciao" to White House state dinners as he honors USA ally Italy with the final one of his presidency. Last night, President Obama enjoyed his final state dinner the way all presidents should: With fine wine, star comedians and really earnest jokes.

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Philippine Police Van Rams Anti-US Protesters at Manila Embassy

Police made at least 21 arrests with three people injured, Renato Reyes, an activist from the group Bayan , told Reuters. The group was demanding the end of US military presence in the former American colony, echoing President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy shift to reduce dependency on it's longtime treaty ally in favour of China and Russian Federation.

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Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton Share Friendly Greeting After Bitter Presidential Debate

Because Trump has not released his taxes, the paper could not say for sure if Trump exercised the tax benefit. "He said last night very clearly that that was talk, not actions, and I believe him", he said on CNN's "New Day". He stayed close to his fundamental message that the country is deteriorating in basic ways, and that Clinton is a politician of the past who has little to show for her three decades as a public figure, including her time as first lady, US senator from NY and ...

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Missiles fired again at United States ship near Yemen

Secretary of State John Kerry. The bombardment was the first known to have been carried out by the USA against Houthi targets in Yemen since Washington's ally, Saudi Arabia, started an air campaign against the Iran-allied rebels in March 2015.

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Bill Clinton to launch 'Stronger Together' bus tour from Orlando to Pensacola

Hillary Clinton is, and Hillary presumably shouldn't be judged based on the actions of her husband, despite what Trump and his wife Melania insist. "Bill Clinton was a great president". Bill Clinton was a great President. Hillary Clinton also published the letter on her Instagram in June. "Her history is far from being over". "She just won an election with a tremendous majority and she really - she's become very, very popular in NY".

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EBay Inc. (EBAY) Price Target Increased to $32.00 by Analysts at Mizuho

A total of 34 brokerages have issued a ratings update on eBay. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.62% and Monthly Volatility of 2.02%. The firm has a market cap of $36.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.99 and a beta of 1.17.

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EBay Inc. (EBAY) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. to "Hold"

The Stock has a 52-Week High of $33.19 and 52-Week Low of $21.52 following the dates, it touched its 52-Week High on Sep 29, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 8, 2016. (NASDAQ:EBAY) surged to 16.01% from $26.99 to $31.31. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.65, for a total transaction of $1,532,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 425,288 shares of the company's stock, valued at $13,035,077.20.

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Philippines' Duterte says he will visit China

Despite his constant anti-US pronouncements, Mr. Duterte said he would not abrogate the mutual defense treaty with the U.S., but questioned the need for it. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque said the dispute over islands in the West Philippine Sea, after all, "will take a lifetime or two". "I knew that if I don't change, I will be in one of those caskets", said a 44-year-old man, who declined to be named, pointing to coffins in a small workshop where nine other former drug users were also ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 16-22

The study found that while 27 per cent of teens reported testing while driving, a full two thirds (68 per cent) stated that they use apps while driving for purposes such as looking at or posting on social media, searching for and playing music and checking navigation.

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Mars Lander Loss Starts Scramble for Answers

Although it carries some instruments, Schiaparelli's main job is to test out the Russian-designed landing system for a future ExoMars rover mission due to be launched in 2020 . In all likelihood this led to the lander crashing into the planet's surface. There will also be a chance to take a picture of the landing area with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton debate 3: Funniest memes and moments

Here's how it went down. Democrat Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday, October 19 (Thursday, October 20 in Manila) that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rooting for Donald Trump in the race for the White House because the Republican would be his " puppet ".

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Harry Redknapp's wife Sandra pictured leaving hospital after he ran her over

She screamed in pain and her husband slammed on the brakes - but not before her foot had been seriously injured. "It was a freak accident", witnesses told News Corp. She said: "I ran into the bank to get a PCSO". Mrs Redknapp is said to have been dragged along the road by the vehicle during the incident on Poole Road yesterday morning.

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Typhoon Haima leaves at least 5 dead in northern Philippines

Typhoons are storm systems that hit the northwest Pacific, a region that sees an average of 27 "named storms" a year, according to CBS News . It hit Cagayan province on the northeastern end of the archipelago around 11 p.m. "The difference is that ( Haima ) has a higher track and will hit an area where people are more used to strong storms". The region was spared from a major disaster due in part to the storm's speed, officials said.

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Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city

The main target of the latest Kurdish push was the town of Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul. Isis used suicide auto bombers, as well as mortar fire, snipers and roadside mines to try and slow the advance, in a move a U.S. An officer in Iraq's special forces says Islamic State militants deployed nine suicide vehicle bombs as troops advanced to the town of Bartella outside the IS-held northern city of Mosul.

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Donald Trump slammed for 'such a nasty woman' comment during debate

When Wallace talked about the tradition of the presidential election loser, whoever it turns out to be, conceding to the victor, Trump told him, "What I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time ". "If we got along well, that would be good", he said. Trump has leaned on an increasingly provocative strategy in the campaign's closing weeks, including contending the election will be rigged, despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud in USA presidential contests.

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Trump unwilling to accept election result: U.S. election briefing and polls

Mr Trump's shock comments came just hours after his running mate, IN governor Mike Pence, said on CNN "that we'll certainly accept the outcome of this election". It was the beginning of Trump's slide. That's what an undisciplined campaign gets you. "It makes you uncomfortable with him having his finger on the button" of nuclear weapons, Schroeder said.


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