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Syrian rebels capture symbolically crucial Dabiq from Islamic State

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday that Turkish-backed rebels would now focus taking on the jihadist-held town of Al-Bab in Aleppo province. Gaziantep lies around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Syrian border. It claims that in the seventh century the Prophet Mohammed is believed to have said "the last hour will not come" until the Muslims have vanquished the "Romans" at Dabiq on their way to conquer "Constantinople" (today known as Istanbul ).

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'concerned' Russian carrier may join Aleppo attacks

Royal Navy vessels monitored Russian warships on Friday as they passed through the English Channel thought to be heading to eastern Mediterranean to bolster the attack on the besieged city Aleppo. "We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe", a Ministry of Defence spokesman told the Telegraph . At U.S. European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, officials said they are monitoring the Russian fleet as they do any other large ship movements through its ...

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Veteran Officers Wounded In "Hail Of Gunfire"

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, who went to the scene Wednesday night, said the suspect engaged officers in a "ferocious firefight" and described seeing "massive" amounts of blood from the wounded officers. On the biography he posted on the site, Figueroa said he was a member of the Army Reserve Military Police Battalion from 2003 until 2011, though the National Personnel Records Center was not able to immediately confirm whether he had served in the military.

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Chibok Girls Released by Boko Haram Reunited with Families

A week after some of more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by the militant group Boko Haram were freed, their parents have appealed to the Nigerian government to take care of them. "They never thought they would make it through", he says, "but lo and behold they are out and that smell of freedom was something else". Internationally, there is a sustained outcry at the plight of the girls, of which Boko Haram leaders must be aware.

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Rocket Launch Expected To Be Visible From Entire East Coast

The company's retooled Antares rocket will do the honors. A rocket launch which may be visible in MA is now scheduled for 7:40 p.m. EDT Monday. For viewers elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility could use your help! In the mean time, the last two Cygnus missions flew on a United Launch Alliance ( ULA ) Atlas V rocket.

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Philippine president says he won't severe ties with US

On 20 October, Duterte continued his anti-American rhetoric while on an official visit to Beijing and said: "Your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States". On Wednesday, to the cheers of hundreds of Filipinos in Beijing , Duterte said Philippine foreign policy was veering towards China. Duterte cited the alleged asymmetrical alliance of the country with the U.S., saying the relationship is only beneficial for the latter.

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Don't care two hoots about Speaker Paul's support

At the beginning of the rally, held at Universal Fibers, he was joined on stage by his wife Janna and their three children Liza, . Before today's rally in Florida, GOP lawmakers, who still support the Republican nominee, pleaded with Kellyanne Conway for Trump to cease hostilities toward Speaker Ryan and instead focus his rhetoric on Hillary Clinton, according to reports in CNN and Reuters.

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Clinton's Lead Over Trump Widens in New York

Republican supporters were silent when Donald Trump struggled through the "Fitness to be president" section. And it's happened every time Trump has made it sound like he won't accept the election's results in any case unless he wins. Trump supporters said earlier this year that the GOP candidate would compete in NY, but since the political conventions, Trump has made only one appearance in NY, to accept the state's Conservative Party's endorsement in Manhattan in early September.

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Cardinal-designate Cupich announcement doesn't surprise Chicago Catholics

According to coverage of the event by the National Catholic Reporter , the cardinal-designate said he was "praying Pope Francis can make good on his promise to find more incisive and visible roles for women in the church". He rose through the ranks, becoming bishop of Rapid City, SD in 1998, and appointed the sixth bishop of Spokane, WA in 2010. In all, seven countries that have never had a cardinal are getting one in this, the third batch of red-hatted churchmen named by Latin America's ...

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South Africa to 'withdraw from International Criminal Court'

Kenya has also suggested that it is considering leaving. The possible departure of more countries "really questions whether or not the court is going to survive because it simply will not have the number of countries that it needs in order to be seen as legitimate and global", said Mark Ellis, executive director of the worldwide Bar Association.

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Jets to name Geno Smith starting quarterback over Ryan Fitzpatrick

And coach Todd Bowles said he plans to make meaningful changes to a struggling defense, too. COACHING: F. The mentor (Bruce Arians) dominated the pupil (Todd Bowles). When asked about that comment Wednesday, Marshall smiled. He didn't fare very well, completing just 9 of 22 passes and throwing two interceptions as his New York Jets lost 19-3 in Baltimore.

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Rebels target warship after first direct USA action

The chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, says no hits were reported Saturday. The U.S. military launched cruise missiles on Thursday against three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen in response to two previous failed missile attacks.

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Pakistan imposed blanket ban on Indian content over Kashmir

On the situation in Afghanistan, he said peace and stability in the war-torn country remained a common objective of Pakistan and the US. Current laws, which are frequently ignored to broadcast popular shows, allow a maximum of 86 minutes of Indian programmes to be screened daily on channels in Pakistan.

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UK Dentists Reject 'Unethical' Call To Examine Refugees' Teeth To Determine Age

British Association of Social Workers chief executive Ruth Allen said photographs were "not necessarily terribly accurate". The Home Office has no way of confirming the migrants' real ages and it is reported that two-thirds of minor refugees applying for asylum in Britain are actually adults.

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Early voting is underway

To opponents of same-day registration who feel it opens the process to fraud, the lapse is confounding. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, said Trump's comments were "dangerous and divisive". Select Early Voting Outreach Locations will open for two days each to provide added convenience and accessibility. "This is the way that best suits, all things considered, the stresses on elections administrators".

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Early voting shows upsurge of women

The early voting law was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick in 2014, according to New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia. Singer Katy Perry will visit UNLV's campus Saturday to rally votes for Hillary Clinton, while President Barack Obama drops by a North Las Vegas high school Sunday to drum up excitement for Democrats up and down the ticket.

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Kerry's 'investigation' remark attempt to hide ceasefire failure: Russian Federation

A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes to be adopted. Russia has presented an alternative draft resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council, the Russian mission to the United Nations told journalists. Once Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been ravaged by the war that has killed more than 300,000 since it began in March 2011. De Mistura also called on the regime and Russian Federation to halt strikes if fighters from the former Al-Nusra Front, now known as Fateh ...

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Missiles fired again at USA ship near Yemen

The destroyer used unspecified counter-measures against the incoming missiles, the official added. Kerry said they were calling for the implementation of the ceasefire "as rapidly as possible, meaning Monday, Tuesday". It was unclear how numerous surface-to-surface missiles were fired at the USS Mason , USS Nitze and USS Ponce . The Mason , an Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyer whose home port is Norfolk, Virginia, has been targeted twice before by missile fire out of ...

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Tim Kaine on 'Starkest Moment' of Final Presidential Debate

He called North Carolina a "checkmate" state, saying that without the swing state, Trump would not be able to clinch the election. She says Kaine's words made this first time voter eager to cast her ballot for his ticket. "This, is the most surreal race I've ever seen and I'm in the middle of it". And he wants to be commander-in-chief. Tim Kaine is predicting a "scorched-earth" debate performance from Republican Donald Trump.

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Khizr Khan featured in new Hillary Clinton ad

He was stationed there in 2004 when he was killed by a suicide bomber. My son was captain Humayan Khan . Khizr Khan , father of a fallen soldier, brought the Democratic Convention to its feet last July . The ad may be just a minute long, but it will stay with you. What cemented Khan's place in 2016 political history, though, was the way Trump responded to the speech, telling ABC the following Sunday, "If you look at his wife, she was standing there.

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Jets reportedly benching Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of Geno Smith

He lost his job to Fitzpatrick during training camp the following year after breaking his jaw in a locker room incident. Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said the team is studying a number of Mornhinweg's offenses, dating back to his time in Philadelphia when he and Jets head coach Todd Bowles were a part of the same coaching staff.

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Russian warships sail through English Channel

The Russian fleet was monitored by Norwegian ships and planes as it sailed through global waters off Norway earlier this week and British defence ministry said the Royal Navy had expected the mini-armada to arrive in the North Sea later on Thursday.

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London City airport declared safe after 'chemical incident'

The airport said on Twitter it had re-opened although there would be continued disruption to flights, three hours after the incident was first reported and the terminal was shut down. Medics trained to treat people in hazardous situations also attended the scene. Departing flights were suspended for several hours, and a number of incoming flights from destinations including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Belfast and Paris diverted to other airports.

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China slams 'provocative' United States sail-by in South China Sea

BEIJING-China has slammed the USA for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative". China has, in response, accused Washington of meddling in the regional issues and deliberately escalating the situation in the waters. "The United States has been clear that we take no position on competing territorial sovereignty claims to naturally formed land features in the South China Sea", he said.

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South Africa to quit troubled United Nations war crimes court

The notice also highlighted the dilemma it faced when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes by the ICC, attended an African Union summit in Johannesburg previous year. Opposition parties in South Africa are taking the government to court over the decision to leave the International Criminal Court. The ICC is investigating electoral violence in Burundi that left dozens dead and extended president Pierre Nkurunziza's rule.

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Chicago Bears lose another game, another quarterback

Rodgers, too, did what he could under the circumstances. Who was 39-56, 326 yds, 3 TD. Hoyer was only playing because the Bears were still without starter Jay Cutler because of an injured thumb. After rotating packages throughout the first half, Green Bay reverted back on its no-huddle principles after halftime. Hoyer left the game after getting hit by Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers on an incompletion on third-and-6 from the 50 with 10:21 left in the quarter.

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US Defense Secretary Carter arrives in Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq Saturday to meet with his commanders and assess the progress in the opening days of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. The number of civilians fleeing the fighting and the jihadists who have ruled them for two years was beginning to grow as Iraqi forces worked their way up the Tigris Valley.

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As Thais mourn king, black clothing booms

Meanwhile, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) called the death of the king a "great sadness" for the Thai people and urged Taiwanese to make sure their Thai friends know about the public altar in Kaohsiung. Many businesses are expected to be closed or provide reduced services as Thais mourn the loss of the ninth Chakri king, whom many regard as semi-divine.

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Russia chooses wolf as 2018 World Cup mascot

Russian Federation has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup. Nearly 53 percent of votes were given to the wolf, while the tiger gained the support of almost 27 percent, and the cat received about 20 percent.

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Pakistan SC rules schizophrenia is 'not a mental disorder', can executes convict

In its detailed judgment issued on Thursday, the Supreme Court said: "Schizophrenia is not a permanent mental disorder; rather it is an imbalance which can increase or decrease depending on the level of stress". The medical records brought before the courts show that he is a psychiatric patient suffering from "paranoid schizophrenia". "In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence which has been awarded to the convict", the ...

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Vehicle bomb kills 30 in rebel-held area in Syria's Aleppo

Early morning raids in east Aleppo killed at least seven civilians, the Observatory said, and regime forces captured high ground overlooking opposition areas on the northeastern outskirts of the city. The U.S. and Russian Federation have failed to reach an agreement on renewing the short-lived cease-fire. The U.N. Security Council is deadlocked over how to respond to the Aleppo crisis and the USA and Russian Federation have failed to reach an agreement on renewing the short-lived ...

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Belgium hopes for EU-Canada trade pact backing this week

Signature of CETA was originally planned to take place during a visit by the current Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the end of October in Brussels. But no one will be lining up for trade negotiations with Europe after what Canada has gone through, said Jason Langrish, executive director of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business.

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ADHM release: Tribute to soldiers to be added in film..

After more than three weeks, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and director Karan Johar appear to have come to an understanding over the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ( ADHM ). "Karan chose the actors due to their talent and not because of the country they belong to; hence, it's very wrong to make him suffer", Benegal said.

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South Africa To Withdraw From War Crimes Court

It also stated: "The Republic of South Africa is committed to fight impunity and to bring those who commit atrocities and global crimes to justice and as a founding member of the African Union". It is meant to ensure that South Africa arrests such people and hands them over to the ICC, and that it co-operates with the court. Bashir denies allegations that he committed atrocities in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region.

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United Nations says civilians in Mosul must be protected

Iraq's elite counter-terrorism forces launched a multi-pronged assault this week to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from Islamic State militants. The brigadier general also said at least 25 jihadist attackers had been killed since the raid was launched early Friday. "They told me when I was jailed in a house that was converted to a prison that they would hold me until my husband gives himself up", said Ali who spent 40 days behind bars.


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