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Russian warships off the Seaford coast

NATO-Russia ties have sunk to lows not seen since the Cold War as President Vladimir Putin reasserts Russian power through intervention in both Ukraine and Syria. Besides the two Royal Navy vessels, other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members are also expected to track the progress of the Russian fleet along Scandinavia past the United Kingdom and into the Mediterranean.

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Russian military ships seen off the Sussex coast

They have to be to effectively go through the traffic separation scheme, and they are progressing as expected. An MoD spokesman said: "It is pretty unambiguous that they have set a course to pass through the Dover Strait". The development has come as Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have agreed a temporary humanitarian truce in Aleppo. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's secretary general, said the Russian navy " is free to operate " in worldwide waters.

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Hurricane batters Florida after ravaging Haiti

More than 2.5 million people have been told to evacuate Florida, Georgia, and SC. Bodies have started to appear as waters recede in some areas two days after Matthew smashed concrete walls, flattened palm trees and tore roofs off homes.

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Sudan urges African members to quit ICC

Al-Bashir has been accused of genocide and war crimes related to conflicts in Sudan's Darfur region from 2008. But the justice minister said the result of that would be "regime change" and the statute was incompatible with South African legislation that gave heads of state diplomatic immunity .

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U.S. military 'begins shelling' ISIL in Iraq's Mosul

Iraqi troops were also positioned east of Mosul in the Khazer area, along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and to the north of the city near the Mosul Dam and Bashiqa areas. troops in Iraq "will be helping Iraqi leaders orchestrate the movements of a large, fractious force that will include up to 12 Iraqi army brigades and tribal fighters aided in the broader Mosul operation by Kurdish Peshmerga and powerful Shia militia factions".

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United States keen to work with Turkey during Raqqa offensive, says defense minister

There were reports of fighting on the ground between the Kurdish YPG and Turkish-backed rebels, and at least 90 Turkish rockets hit the area around the Kurdish fighters, aiming to push them back and allow the rebels to seize more of the northern Aleppo Province.

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Korea, US mulling deploying US strategic weapons in or nearby Korea permanently

Security Council resolutions", he said . The South Korean Ministry of National Defense began discussing the idea of rotational deployment with the United States after South Korean conservatives complained that U.S. Both tests failed as the missile exploded shortly after take-off. U.S. aerospace expert John Schilling wrote on the 38 North website that despite the failures, the pace of testing could enable the North to put the Musudan missile into operational service some time next ...

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College republicans revoke Trump's endorsement

All 98 seats in the House are up for election November 8, and 26 of the Senate's 49 seats will also be decided by voters. Still, winning the House won't be easy for the Democrats, because congressional districts have been heavily gerrymandered, and Republicans control more of the governorships and state legislatures that oversee that process.

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Hillary Clinton campaign burns Trump after he tweets he 'won' debate

If his loss seems inevitable Republican down-ballot candidates may start asking voters to return them to Washington to act as a check and balance against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The booing and heckling intensified as Trump joked that Clinton received an advance copy of his speech, and someone in the crowd shouted "You're a joke!" after he disparaged the Clinton Foundations relief work in Haiti.

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Trump as healthy as the horse Putin rides on: Clinton

Clinton fared better, landing solid laugh lines with a mix of deprecating jokes and stinging one-liners mocking Trump. President Barack Obama said if there was any rigging, it would be to the disadvantage of the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as numerous battle ground states have Republican Governors.

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United Nations confirms receiving South African letter on ICC withdrawal

Any move to leave would take effect one year after notice is formally received by the United Nations secretary general, now Ban Ki-moon. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the countdown for South Africa started on Wednesday.

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Civilians hang Isis jihadist from lamppost in Kirkuk

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement. Among the dead was reporter, Ahmet Herceroglu of Turkmeneli TV, who was killed by a sniper. Local authorities imposed a curfew in Kirkuk. Previous attacks by ISIS militants on Kirkuk have been attempts either to capture the city from the Peshmerga, as the Kurdish fighters are known, or divert Kurdish troops from the fight in Mosul.

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Bob Dylan becomes first singer to win Nobel Prize for Literature

His songs are taught as poetry on college campuses around the country. Reporters and others gathered for the announcement at the academy's headquarters in Stockholm's Old Town reacted with a loud cheer as his name was read out. Dylan, the son of a Minnesota appliance-store owner, began as a folk singer but soon established himself as one of the voices of political protest and cultural reshaping in the 1960s.

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Merkel threatens sanctions on Russia over Aleppo bombing

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is prepared to continue the pause of bombing if rebels do not initiate attacks, but the fighters have rejected the offer, saying it is not serious. Al-Mayadeen TV aired live footage on Friday from Aleppo's Castello Road showing bulldozers clearing the area, as well as buses and ambulances parked on the roadside to take evacuees.

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Pakistan Imposes Blanket Ban on Indian Media

Pakistan's army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said in a message posted on Twitter on Friday that the Indian "claim of hitting or killing any" Pakistani soldier "with firing at anytime of today" along the LoC, the de facto border in the disputed territory of Kashmir, was "absolutely false".

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Philippines police van repeatedly rams protesters at anti-US rally in Manilla

Hundreds of people had assembled at the USA embassy to demand an end to America's military presence in the country. Police used tear gas on dozens of protesters who themselves clashed with police. The protesters also opposed the president's effort to make overtures toward China. Duterte is on a state visit to China, where he is seeking to fix relations strained under his predecessor over territorial conflicts in the South China Sea.

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Did a large DDOS attack take down Twitter, Spotify, and more today?

Manchester, New Hampshire-based Dyn Inc. said its server infrastructure was hit by distributed denial-of-service attacks, which work by overwhelming targeted machines with junk data traffic . Dyn engineers were still working to investigate and mitigate the attacks as of 2 p.m. EDT on Friday. "PayPal was not attacked directly, nor were any of our core services to business impacted in the disruption", PayPal spokeswoman Amanda Miller said.

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Amazon, Netflix, Twitter slammed by cyberattack Friday

The DDoS attack targeted New Hampshire-based company Dyn and its managed DNS infrastructure, and began early Friday morning. The motive for the attack and those behind it are unclear. We hope to be back up soon. The effects of the attack were intermittent, and numerous details remain scarce, although it appears to have primarily affected users on the East Coast, according to Dyn .

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United Kingdom to Announce Decision on London Airport Expansion Next Week

The decision on whether to approve this option or instead expand London's Gatwick airport will be taken by a cabinet sub-committee on transport, which includes May and Finance Minister Philip Hammond. She gave ministers freedom to speak out against expansion in a concession to Boris Johnson who had pledged to lie down in front of bulldozers to stop a third runway, but indicated at the weekend that he would not resign as foreign secretary over the issue.

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A look at e-mails: Clinton's 'quid pro quo' controversy

The FBI examined her use of the private server - including emails that were recovered from the server - and found more than 100 that contained information that was classified, according to FBI Director James B. McCauley had been trying to reach Kennedy about the issue of office space for agents in overseas embassies and consulates because he had a say in allocating space at diplomatic outposts.

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Police arrest 35 suspected members of Long Island gang

An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. Police didn't immediately know if Pena-Hernandez attended the Brentwood school. Beyond the West Coast, MS-13 reportedly boasts as many as 5,000 gang members in the greater Washington area, with as many as 1,000 residing in Maryland's Prince George's County.

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Philippines' Duterte says didn't really mean 'separation' from US

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged to enhance trust and deepen cooperation October 20, Chinese officials said, as Manila's new leader seeks to rebalance his country's diplomacy away from the US.

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House GOP rallies for money as Trump slips

Among Trump supporters, just 28 percent still like Ryan, down from 48 percent. While it looks increasingly likely that Trump will lose the general election to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Meng said the business mogul's candidacy will have a "lasting impact" on an already sharply divided House of Representatives.

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United States says two Americans detained in Yemen released

Yemeni Army and the ruling Ansarullah administration have not yet reacted to the latest claim by Washington , which supports the massive Saudi-led airstrikes against mostly civilian targets throughout Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels said Saturday that one of its warplanes had "wrongly targeted" a funeral in the capital Sanaa, killing more than 140 people, and announced disciplinary proceedings.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Says Foreign Ground Forces Not Involved in Mosul Operation

But he said the United Nations anticipates "a displacement wave of some 200,000 people over the coming weeks, with up to 1 million displaced in the course of the operation in a worst-case scenario". "We will get into the urban warfare type of environment, which again involves suicide bombers, but here in narrow streets it is very hard for the coalition forces to avoid them".

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'Malicious' cyber attacks disrupt internet access

The first attack hit the eastern US early Friday morning, with a second assault following hours later and affecting users across the country, especially on the West Coast. ThousandEyes observed peering relationships between Dyn and internet providers breaking during the day, either because the connections failed or one or both parties decided it was in their best interests to do so.

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Key bridge case witness a cancer on transit agency

He said, 'How is the relationship with Mayor Sokolich" " of Fort Lee? The next morning, Kelly sent a now-infamous email to Wildstein in which she said, " Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee". The release of the "traffic study" email was what blew the scandal into full public view and led to Christie firing Kelly and his campaign manager, Bill Stepien.

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Trump, Clinton hit campaign trail after fiery debate

And CNN's Mark Preston says Trump needs to show he can step back, rather than go for the jugular. Said Trump: "He and I haven't spoken and I disagree". Strategists in a recent Reuters equity poll mostly viewed an election victory on November 8 by Clinton as more positive for the stock market through the end of the year, largely because her positions -unlike her opponent's- are well known.

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South Africa Announces Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

The announcement places the ICC, the world's first permanent war crimes court, under fresh pressure. The DA said it would approach the courts to get the notice of withdrawal from the ICC set aside on the grounds that it was "unconstitutional, irrational and procedurally flawed".

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ISIS executes hundreds of Mosul area residents

There are more U.S. forces in Iraq now than any time since the 2011 withdrawal, and American forces have been increasingly active on and beyond front-line positions. USA officials said the American service member died Thursday from wounds sustained in a roadside bomb explosion north of Mosul . His office is examining reports that ISIS shot dead at least 40 civilians in a village outside Mosul .

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Evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize despite lull

Before the pause, Aleppo's besieged districts were subjected to relentless Syrian and Russian air strikes for weeks. But there was no sign that civilians or rebels were heeding calls to leave, with Damascus and Moscow accusing opposition fighters of preventing evacuations.

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Turkey pounds Kurds in Syria

The US, Turkeys NATO ally, has meanwhile distanced itself from the airstrikes, with State Department spokesperson John Kirby tweeting on Thursday that “contrary to some reports, US was not involved in Turkey airstrikes last night .”. Washington wants to see all use of coalition force in the area focused on defeating Islamic State, the USA official said. The discrepancy between the statements could not immediately be reconciled.

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Protests follow Deborah Danner killing

Police on Tuesday evening received an emergency call of an emotionally disturbed person at an apartment building in the Bronx , where the woman's neighbor complained she was acting irrationally, said NY police assistant chief Larry Nikunen.

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USA to seek explanation from Philippines President over 'separation' remark

Hundreds of left-wing demonstrators burned a replica of the US flag at a rally in Manila on Friday as they called for an end to USA military agreements. It's not clear to us exactly what that means in all its ramifications". "It need not dovetail the foreign policy of America". Rodrigo Duterte's announcement may be only a war of words to gain concessions from the United States, or favors from Beijing, but it is probably a better idea not to jump to conclusions.

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Aguero looking vulnerable as City evolves under Guardiola

It's worse than that. Pep Guardiola claims he would rather quit Manchester City than change his methods and insists Sergio Aguero has a big future under him. Aguero, while he was away on worldwide duty earlier this month, said he is getting used to Guardiola's demands but claimed the City boss is "picky about everything" .


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