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USA commander: Apaches are striking Islamic State targets

The secretive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be holed up in the terror group's hub of Mosul, as Iraqi and US forces close in this week ahead of what could be a climactic fight. "I'd say the next 72 hours, we expect the Iraqis will continue their push, continue some more operations from the Kurds to clear some more of that really defensive line, that limit of advance, and the Iraqis continue in their push to Mosul", he said.

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Clinton's staff debated transparency in early days of campaign preparations

Also among the documents are transcripts of Clinton speeches and question-and-answer sessions that Goldman Sachs hosted in 2013, appearances for which she received hundreds of thousands of dollars. Clinton told the innovators summit shed had to go on “The Clinton Apology Tour” after WikiLeaks in 2010 published diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning.

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3 firefighters hurt in gas blast are recovering

Williams said firefighters and police were already on scene to test for gas. "I've been a firefighter for 28 years and I have not seen devastation like this", said Portland Fire and Rescue Chief Mike Myers . Firefighters who responded to what should have been a routine call about a gas leak in Portland , Oregon, likely saved lives when they made a decision to evacuate the building and pulled a fire alarm to warn holdouts just minutes before a powerful explosion, officials said.

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Aleppo airstrikes - humanitarian pause extended

The announced further extension of the ceasefire came moments after German Chancellor Merkel appealed for a long term ceasefire in Aleppo when talking to reporters at the European Union summit in Brussels. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein delivered the stark remarks in an address by videoconference to the 47-member UN-backed rights body on Friday as it opened a special session on Aleppo called by Britain and others over the crisis in the city.

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Prince William And Duchess Kate Make The Best Mental Health Team

The Queen's most senior aide, her private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt, an accomplished operator on the diplomatic stage, accompanied her. Her list of engagements includes a meeting with King Willem-Alexander and a trip to an art gallery to see an exhibition of masters of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Jayalalithaa is 'progressing' and 'interacting', says hospital

Professor Richard Beale, consultant intensivist, is expected to return on Sunday even as reports suggest that Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa's health has improved a lot. Jayalalithaa has been undergoing treatment+ at Apollo Hospitals since September 22. It had said that Khilnani, part of a three-member AIIMS panel, had discussions with the hospital's expert panel and "concurred with the present line of treatment" being given to the Chief Minister.

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U.S. soldier killed in Iraq

Any ISIS fighters who are captured or surrendered "should be held accountable in accordance with the law for any crimes they have committed", he added. A Kurdish intelligence officer said four suicide bombers attacked the main police headquarters in the city at around 3am local time. Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition support launched a multi-pronged assault this week to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from IS.

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Global geo-political series philippines break up with us to join china

In Tokyo , Duterte will also tackle security, economic and defense cooperation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Assistant Communications Secretary Ana Marie Banaag. visa when he planned to visit a girlfriend in college. In a reference to the South China Sea tensions, Xi said that "although we have weathered storms, the basis of our friendship and our desire for cooperation has not changed".

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NGO: 'Libyan Coast Guard' attacks migrant boat, at least four dead

According to Sea Watch rescue operations are presently ongoing, with 120 migrants now said to be onboard their ship, Sea Watch 2. Sea-Watch, which said the assailants prevented its crew from handing out more life-vests and medical aid, said that 120 people were brought aboard one of its boats.

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What's going on with ISIS in Mosul?

Several other targets in the south of the city were attacked by what the officer said were members of IS, sparking clashes with security forces that were still ongoing five hours later. Reports said they started the fire at the sulphur plant in al-Mishraq deliberately when they were being pushed out of the area by security forces. "We are urging the Iraqi authorities to take all possible steps to prevent armed groups operating alongside the Iraqi Security Forces from any form of revenge ...

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Mother of missing Corrie says 'somebody else' must be involved in disappearance

The abandoned Transit-type panel van was reported on the Help Find Missing Corrie McKeague Facebook page. When asked whether she believed Corrie was still alive, Ms Urquhart said: 'Yes, yes I do'. "And as a police officer, I know that doesn't happen but the police have been fantastic they have shown me everything that they have been doing". "If it has been an accident, tell us where you dropped him off so we've got some clue".

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North Korea missile fails after launch, again - US, South Korea

If North Korea is equipped with nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, the USA may not provide extended deterrence to South Korea due to local opposition about huge casualties and other losses resulting from the North's retaliatory attacks on the U.S.

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Another North Korea Missile Fails

According to John Schilling, an aerospace engineer specializing in rocket propulsion, the aggressive launch schedule, while multiplying the risk of failure, also increases the information gleaned from each test. "The recent dramatic increase in North Korean nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches remind us of the grave threat it poses to our collective security", said United States defence secretary Ash Carter at the start of the talks, reiterating the USA commitment to provide "extended ...

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Youth group asks Duterte to tread carefully in China

Given Mr Duterte's friendly overtures towards Beijing, the Chinese government, state media and analysts have been positive about the visit, with some calling it an "ice-breaking journey" as the four-day trip is said to have been upgraded from an official visit to a state visit.

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Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

This is while the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), of which the United Kingdom is a member, had acknowledged earlier in the day that Russian Federation had the right to operate in worldwide waters. Some civilians said they were eager to leave but wanted more reassurance they would be safe. Zeid, a Jordanian prince, says rights violations and abuses in Syria , in rebel-held eastern Aleppo and beyond "constitute crimes of historic proportions".

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Philippine leader announces 'separation' from U.S.

Kirby said the top US diplomat for Asia, Daniel Russel, is traveling to Manila this weekend where he will hold conversations with Filipino government officials. 'No more American interference. There are deep economic ties. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of dollars of investment money has flowed out of the Philippines since Duterte's election.

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Protesters Run Down by Police Van Outside US Embassy in the Philippines

A graphic video shows the besieged vehicle surrounded by protesters as it swerved erratically around the crowd, pinning some protesters underneath the vehicle at a point. A speaker at the rally called the police "puppies of imperialists" on a loudspeaker. Members of a group called the "newly-formed alliance of national minorities" issued a statement saying they were protesting "unequal relations with the United States, while supporting Duterte's independent foreign policy".

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Obama: Clinton Emails 'Quid Pro Quo' Investigation Is 'Overblown'

The FBI didn't change its classification of the email and the State Department did not approve the FBI's request to increase personnel in Iraq , so it seems there was neither a quid nor a quo. Jason Miller, a spokesman for Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign, said the FBI's summary of the conversation "should be distressing for anyone who cares about keeping classified information safe".

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Tom Brady Will Vote on 'Super Tuesday, or Whatever It Is'

Landry Jones made a great first impression on the Pittsburgh Steelers last season when he came on in relief of an injured and ineffective Michael Vick in a home game against the Arizona Cardinals. He came clean on the safety when he sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton . And so sometimes the emphasis by the National Football League in terms of what they call and what they don't call, they use that a little bit.

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Mosul offensive going faster than expected, Iraqi Prime Minister says

Islamic State fighters overran the city in a lightning offensive in 2014 and it has since become the center of their operations in the country. Iraqi army Maj. As fighting to recapture Mosul entered its third day, Iraqi forces advanced on the city as US-led coalition air strikes pounded the nearby town of Hamdaniya.

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Dyche: Penalty incident 'impossible decision to get wrong'

Southampton's Charlie Austin , right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammate Nathan Redmond during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at St Mary's, Southampton , England, Sunday, Oct.

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Appeals court denies more early voting time in N Carolina

The voters' lawyers say U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder got it wrong last week when he denied their request. The 4th Circuit ruled this summer that much of North Carolina's voting law, including a portion that limited in-person early voting to 10 days, unconstitutionally limited voting options for minority voters.

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Duterte Cancels US Drills, Will Visit Beijing

Duterte has announced he will end the joint combat exercises, China has opposed as well as his defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, pleading for a reconsideration. However he explained that Japan offered a "definite" date, then China told Duterte there was a "vacancy" earlier and so he accepted. "Should World War III come to a fore upon the civilization, do you think, we still have time to discuss Third World War?" the president, who often foregoes prepared speeches, said.

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Email leaks raise questions about Clinton staffers' respect for practicing Catholics

In the email , Halpin writes that 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch and NewsCorp Chairman Robert Thomson, who are both Catholic, are attracted to the faith because of "systemic thought and severely backward gender relations". "Think we should hold emails to and from potus [sic]?" In an attempt to confirm Clinton's attendance at an event on April 12, 2015, the day she announced her presidential bid, Podesta emailed Palmieri about the news website Business Insider.

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Pep Guardiola defends Claudio Bravo after costly error in Barcelona defeat

In that moment I didn't make the correct decisions. Meanwhile, former Manchester United and Everton defender, Phil Neville said City were not of the same standard as their Spanish rivals."City are nowhere near where Guardiola wants them to be", Champions League victor Neville told BBC Radio 5 live.

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Filipinos trust U.S. more than China, says survey

As the only South China Sea claimant that is also a treaty ally, the Philippines has championed freedom of navigation and worldwide law, particularly within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "Whether or not President Duterte pulls out of his travel bag a copy of the arbitral decision sustaining the Philippines' sovereignty over the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea, China must be constantly reminded of the Philippines' victory", he said.

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European Union leaders lash Russian Federation over Syria but split on sanctions

In a statement agreed after talks which ran past midnight, the leaders watered down their stance on the Aleppo attacks. "The EU is considering all available options, should the current atrocities continue", it added, amending an earlier draft that threatened sanctions.

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European Union steps back on Syria sanctions

Russian Federation did not announce the four days of pauses. "On an order from the commander-in-chief of the Russian military, Vladimir Putin, we have made a decision to extend the humanitarian pause for one more day". British Prime Minister Theresa May planned to outline three distinct threats posed by Russian Federation in remarks to her fellow European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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16 people killed as militants attack government buildings in Iraq

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the second attack. Hours earlier, a commando of suicide bombers armed with rifles attacked several locations in Kirkuk, an ethnically divided city 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Baghdad, security sources said.

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BRICS meet declaration pledges to fight terror

This country shelters not just terrorists, it nurtures a mindset. Modi suggested that the BRICS Business Council must work closely with the NDB for identifying and implementing prospective economic projects. After defending the creation of the bloc, made up of China, Russia, India, South Africa and Brazil, the Chinese head of State called to take concrete actions among the member countries to strengthen mutual trust.

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A Miami Beach official's proposal to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes

That includes 184 locally acquired cases, 745 travel-related cases, 110 cases involving pregnant women and five cases whose origins could not be confirmed. This is also true of women and men who are planning pregnancy. Zika is particularly risky to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

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Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Blow in Bermuda

A major hurricane is a Category 3 or stronger storm. An overturned tree lays on the flooded playground in Mullet Bay, St. Georges, Bermuda, Thursday, Oct. On Wednesday, schools and government offices were ordered closed, and businesses were boarded up. After passing over Bermuda, the storm was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, still capable of causing extensive damage.

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Iraqi elite troops seize Christian ghost town near Mosul

Roughly 100 military advisers with USA special operations forces are embedded with Iraqi counterterrorism and Kurdish peshmerga units, who have been advancing on Mosul's southern and eastern flanks since the campaign kicked off four days ago.

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Philippine police van drives at protesters to break up anti-US demo

The Philippines' national police chief on Thursday (Oct 20) suspended dozens of officers involved in violent clashes with anti-US protesters, as he voiced anger at one of his men ramming activists with a van. Embassy in Manila . The national police said in a statement that the violent dispersal was "unfortunate" and an investigation would try to determine if the riot policemen followed crowd-control procedures.

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Chibok School Girls Are Released by Boko Haram

Some of the kidnapped Chibok girls are embarrassed to return home because they were forced to marry extremists. Buhari, who hails from the overwhelmingly Muslim and Hausa north of Nigeria, was elected president in May a year ago. 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. Prior to the release of the 21, only one girl had been found alive after the abduction.


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