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WHY IT MATTERS: North Korea

Minister Han said the upgraded us commitment offered by Secretary Carter will ensure South Korea can defeat any attack, including a potential nuclear attack by North Korea . I personally assessed that Musudan launches will continue in the future, although it has not been confirmed", Han said through a translator, adding that "We assessed that there was a high possibility that [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un was at the site when the launch occurred".

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Mosul assault leads IS to counterattack against Kirkuk

Elsewhere in Iraq, the country's top Shiite cleric called on forces taking part in the Mosul offensive to protect civilians, and for residents of Mosul , a mainly Sunni city, to cooperate with security forces. ISIS has used counterattacks amid previous offensives to try to divide the attacking forces, though Mosul is the largest city they've ever had attacked, and Kirkuk is by extension the largest city they've ever counterattacked in such a manner.

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Top EU lawmaker intervenes to try to save Canada trade pact

She added that she hoped to return on October 27 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the deal. "This meeting was very constructive and will perhaps be decisive". Belgium has seven elected assemblies: the geographic regions of Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels; the three linguistic communities; as well as a parliament and senate at the federal level.

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Iraqi special forces launch 'large-scale' operation to retake Mosul

Iraqi government forces are moving towards Mosul from the south, while their Kurdish allies have been fighting on the eastern and northern frontlines. The U.S. military is carrying out airstrikes and artillery shelling in support of the operation. Volesky refused to comment on this, however, insisting the USA is exclusively focused on Mosul .

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Islamic State 'may be using civilians as human shields'

He voiced particular concern regarding the women, children and men held captive by IS, especially those from ethnic or religious communities who are at extreme risk. Ankara has been in a row with Iraq over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp, as well as over who should take part in the offensive in the largely Sunni Muslim city of Mosul, once part of the Ottoman empire and still seen by Turkey as firmly within its sphere of influence.

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Police deliberately ran over protesters outside US Embassy in Manila

Footage showed protesters surrounding the van and hitting it with batons taken from police . "There was absolutely no justification for it", protest leader Renato Reyes said of the police behavior . embassy in Manila after protesters threw red paint as they forced their way closer to the embassy gates. First they rammed the police vehicle against the people.

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When is Election Day 2016?

If first-time voters do not provide identification information on their NC Voter Registration form, they will be asked to show ID the first time they present to vote. All applications must be in house at the Registrar's office by 5 p.m. on November 1. This means voters will not have the option this time of checking a single box to vote either a straight ticket for either the Democrats or Republicans or any other party listed on the ballot.

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China protests 'illegal,' 'provocative' US South China Sea patrol

The destroyer sailed within waters claimed by China, but not within the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits of the islands, the officials said . U.S. Naval War College's Stockton Center for the Study of global Law told USNI News on Friday. The actions drew angry responses from China, which has accused the United States of stirring up trouble there.

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Canada walks out of EU trade deal

The deal requires the unanimous approval of all 28 European Union member states, and for Belgium to give the OK all three federal regions - Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia - need to approve. She added that she hoped to return on October 27 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the deal. Canada's worldwide trade minister launched a scathing attack on the EU's ability to make trade deals after talks broke down between the parties on Friday (21 October).

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Hamas slams United Nations chief over Al-Aqsa resolution

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. "To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the pyramids.

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Barack Obama Promised First Lady 'Saved the Best for Last', She Delivers

Check out a few photos from Obama's final White House State Dinner below. U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting a state dinner for Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini . The first lady has a tradition of giving sartorial nods to the nations being honoured, wearing dresses to state dinners by designers from each country, and her gown for her 13th and final state dinner was no exception.

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Several injured after police van rams into anti-US protest in Philippines

About 1,000 members of a self-described "newly-formed alliance of national minorities" were protesting the Philippines' "unequal relations with the USA, while supporting Duterte's independent foreign policy", the group said in a statement. Oscar Albayalde said the protesters were "trying to flip over the police vehicle". President Duterte is in Beijing, seeking to deepen ties and economic relations with China.

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Police Commemoration Day observed across India

Ten of them died and seven were taken prisoners by the Chinese and the remaining managed to escape. While praising the services of the police personnel and recalling the sacrifices made by them, he explained that the State government had chose to offer a job to a family member of the martyrs and also announced that henceforth, an ex gratia of '5 lakh will be paid to the family of any home guard who loses his life while on duty.

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Hague ruling off Duterte's agenda for China trip

He said he had written to Obama, Ban, US Secretary of State John Kerry, the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Commission and the European Union to explain that it was not a crime to threaten criminals. "It's not final yet but I think the objective is to, for the president to see for himself", Jose told a regular briefing, adding that China was supporting the Philippines in terms of rehabilitation programmes and law enforcement.

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Russian warships sail down British coast

The UK Ministry of Defense says it is closely monitoring the Russian vessels, which left Russia October 15. "When these ships near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way", Fallon said. The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg , warns the Russian "carrier group may be used to increase attacks on Aleppo ". Russian Federation said last month that its permanent naval group already stationed in the Mediterranean numbers about 10 warships and support vessels.

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South Africa latest country to pull out of 'partisan' ICC

A leaked letter from International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Thursday invoked withdrawal from the ICC effective after a year. At the time, the South African government argued diplomatic conventions around immunity for heads of state trumped its legal obligation to arrest Bashir.

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Giants kicker Josh Brown placed on commissioner's exempt list

King County Sheriff John Urquhart said they were contacted by the league's investigator, Rob Agnew, but didn't know he was the NFL's investigator because he didn't identify himself as such. could serve as the team's emergency kicker Sunday when the Giants play the Rams in London. Brown , who re-signed with the Giants in the offseason, was suspended one game this season for the incident in May 2015.

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Isis loses control of Dabiq in major symbolic blow to terror group

The monitoring groups head Rami Abdel Rahman said that the rebels seized control of nearby Sawran town. Syrian rebels backed by Turkey captured the symbolically important village of Dabiq in northwestern Syria from Islamic State early on Sunday after clashes, Ahmed Osman, head of the Sultan Murad rebel group and a war monitor said.

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SC Will Examine Cases of Cow Vigilantism Across India

The court was hearing a petition by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla that demanded a ban on " gau rakshaks ". Incidents of violence by self-styled " gau rakshaks " against minorities and Dalits had kicked up a storm in recent times. It said police and other law enforcement agencies have either been complicit with these groups or have merely been a mute spectator to their acts of violence in the garb of protection to cows.

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More of Chibok girls are released after two years captive to extremists

Conflicting information is emerging about what Boko Haram received in exchange for releasing 21 Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria this week after holding them for two years. The statement noted that Boko Haram conflict continues to pose a major human security challenge in Nigeria. After the 21 were released in northeastern Nigeria on Thursday, they were taken to the capital, Abuja.

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Trump Just Wants a 'Fair Shot' at Winning, Campaign Manager Says

The result was decidedly awkward. The white tie gala event in Manhattan, which is often the last time two presidential candidates share the same platform before the election, is a fundraiser for Catholic charities related to the Archdiocese of NY.

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US warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Ross said the Decatur did not sail within 12 nautical miles of the islands, but crossed through a broader swath of ocean claimed by China. The ships transited the area in "a routine, lawful manner without ship escorts and without incident", a spokesman said. Rodrigo Duterte took office as Philippine president in June.

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US South China Sea patrol 'illegal' and 'provocative', says China

Naval War College's Stockton Center for the Study of global Law told USNI News on Friday. The Pentagon said the Decatur "conducted this transit in a routine, lawful manner without ship escorts and without incident". "This will not change", Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said during a trip to China in July. Beijing scrambled fighter jets in response to the previous perceived intrusion in May.

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Over 100 Chibok Girls 'Unwilling To Leave Boko Haram'

After securing the release of 21 of the kidnapped "Chibok girls" last week, Nigeria's government brought them to the nation's capital, Abuja , for a major photo opportunity: a reunion with their parents. "Even when the government said officially nothing happened, it turns out that something did happen", Shehu says."That has always been the history of negotiating for hostages in the hands of terrorists".

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Iraqi army tries to take main Christian town near Mosul

As Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul , U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says, reports indicate that ISIS is "keeping civilians close to their offices or places where fighters are located, resulting in civilian casualties".

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Al Smith Dinner: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's Top Jokes

During the dinner, which is held traditionally for the candidates to roast one another, Clinton mocked Trump's lack of preparation for debates and suggested that he's not actually a billionaire. After she'd concluded her remarks, Smith joked that Cardinal Dolan deserved the Nobel Peace Prize for having to sit between the two candidates, before inviting him to take the stage.

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Moderator Chris Wallace controlled the final presidential debate

In the most drawn out confrontation of the evening, Mr Trump was challenged to condemn Russia's suspected involvement in hacking emails and trying to interfere with the United States elections. "But we know in our country the difference between leadership and dictatorship, right?" she added as the crowd cheered. "It's amusing, but it's also really troubling", Mrs Clinton said, after Mr Trump responded with "Should've gotten it", referring to the Emmy, and the audience laughed.

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Duterte's Visit Presents Overdue Opportunity For China-Philippines Rapprochement

Duterte arrives in Beijing today at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. Xinhua News Agency says Duterte's arrival on Tuesday will be a step toward ending years of estrangement between the countries. We want to talk about friendship, we want to talk about cooperation, and most of all, we want to talk about business. First of all, Duterte has been ticked off by America's increasingly open criticism of his signature "war on drugs" policy.

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UNESCO passes controversial Jerusalem resolution

The resolution might not have any tangible impact on Jerusalem itself, but it had aggravated diplomatic tensions around the city and within UNESO. The site is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount which housed the First and Second Temples.

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Increased activity spotted at N. Korea's Sohae rocket launch site: 38 North

One of them, identified only as "A", has been involved in securing medical supplies for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and has a relative living in Japan, the daily reported. "Regardless of the global community discussing additional sanctions, a take-me-down-if-you-can sort of provocation is expected". However, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a briefing there were no particular indications of a plan for a nuclear test on October 10.

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CBI files supplementary chargesheet in Sheena Bora murder case

Sheena Bora was allegedly strangled by Indrani and Sanjeev, with help from her vehicle driver. The prosecution is likely to begin its arguments tomorrow on the framing of charges against Peter, Indrani and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna.

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Coalition warplanes kill 20 Daesh terrorists in Syria

The group's English language magazine, Dabiq , is named after the town, and in 2014 they said they had buried the American captive Peter Abdul-Rahman Kassig there. 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.

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South Africa To Pull Out of the International Criminal Court

Bashir has denied the accusations. Masutha told reporters that the ICC's obligations are incompatible with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity. "I am sure there are a range of organisations who will take up this particular matter that is in violation of our constitution, in violation of South African law and in violation of the decisions of the courts over the last few years about South Africa's global obligations", he said.

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USA warship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

The Mason and the crew are all safe, according to the United States defense official. "The US is after laying the groundwork for making an invasive move against [western coastal] Hudaydah Province", he said adding, "Through this measure, the US is after building up pressure on and harassing the people of Yemen ".

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Giants Kicker Josh Brown Under Investigation

Urquhart maintained that league investigators never even told his office that they were investigating on behalf of the NFL. In 2015, Brown was arrested for assaulting his then-wife, Molly , at their home in Washington, but he was not charged.


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