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Freeland, more hopeful about saving Canada-EU free trade deal

All EU member states and a number of regional parliaments have signed off on the trade deal, but under Belgian law, the approval of all five regional parliaments in the country is necessary for the federal government to back Ceta . The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top EU lawmaker were cautiously optimistic that the standoff could be resolved within days.

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Duterte, back from China, says he's not severing U.S. ties

In a statement on its website late Friday night (Oct 21), the country's defence ministry said two Chinese naval vessels warned off a U.S. ship after it entered "Chinese territorial waters" near the Paracel Islands, known as Xisha in Chinese.

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United Nations chief's visit to highlight dire need in hurricane-hit Haiti

Roughly 100 residents threw rocks when trucks ferrying aid arrived. Nearly 10,000 people died after the waterborne disease was brought to the Caribbean nation after the deadly natural disaster in 2010 and spikes of cholera cases have been reported in the south west of the country.

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AT&T, Time Warner reportedly strike buyout deal

American telecoms giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner in a deal that values the media giant at $80bn (£65bn), making it a powerful player in Hollywood as well as the mobile business. For example, he said AT&T might refuse to carry channels that could compete with Time Warner's networks. Gabelli's Haverty said an AT&T-Time Warner would make Stephenson's vision "strategically complete".

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Syria vows to down Turkish planes in its airspace

More than 40,000 people, a lot of them Kurds, have been killed in Turkey's conflict with the PKK, which Ankara, the United States and European Union designate a terrorist organisation. Turkey regards the Syrian Kurds an extension of its own outlawed Kurdish insurgency, but the US considers them the most effective ground force in the fight against the IS group.

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Beijing trip to boost PHL tourism

But now, just months after pledging on the campaign trail to sail a jet ski into the South China Sea to defend Manila's territorial sea claims, (something Duterte now tells Al Jazeera was just election hyperbole) the Philippines leader has threatened to cut relations with the United States.

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Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars

The European Space Agency has said that the missing European space probe on Mars fell to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres and was destroyed on impact. Landers have crashed into the surface, burned up in the atmosphere, or missed Mars entirely. "Schiaparelli's misadventures will not call into question" the rest of the mission, Denis said Friday.

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One ticket scoops £26.1m lottery jackpot

That feeling is what one lucky victor of an £8.1million lottery ticket bought in Colchester is likely to be experiencing right now. The winning numbers from the National Lottery UK draw on Wednesday October 19th were 2, 3, 4, 32, 54, 59 and the bonus ball was 12.

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Trump sets his sights on a new target: Michelle Obama

In several battleground states early voting is underway and polls show Trump struggling in his path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. Clinton, 68, campaigned in OH, while Trump , 70, was in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Trump had managed to go more than 20 minutes without interrupting Clinton or moderator Chris Wallace, but that small barb punctured his composure.

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California attorney general investigating Wells Fargo

The report is based on a search warrant , served on October 5 and first obtained by the Times , in which Harris' office demands the identities and account information of California customers who had " any accounts, credit cards, life insurance, or other product or service " created without the customer's authorization.

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U.K. Has Moral Duty to Take Minor Migrants, French Minister Says

Ms Rudd said she had made it "crystal clear" to Mr Cazeneuve that the UK's priority was to ensure the safety of children during the clearance. He said: "The destruction of all the camps and facilities in hard could begin on October 17.the sheltering of unaccompanied minors is still not operational".

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Iran's engineers back home after IS attack near Kirkuk

Asked how long US troops would remain in Iraq once Mosul is retaken, Carter said the USA would continue any necessary counterterrorism operations to protect the United States, and that troops could keep training and advising Iraqi forces, if requested by the Baghdad government.

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Carlos Ghosn takes over as chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

According to the Wall Street Journal the deal between these companies was finalized in $2.3 billion for Nissan to buy these shares. As part of the deal, Mitsubishi will also become part of the global Nissan-Renault Alliance. Nissan has said it will refrain from selling its stake to a non-group company for 10 years without Mitsubishi Motors' consent. The fuel-efficiency scandal came to light in April, as the firm revealed that employees falsified fuel-efficiency data for four minicar ...

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Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Analyst Opinion

Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Domino's Pizza's Q4 2016 earnings at $1.42 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $5.05 EPS. Several research firms have recently issued reports on DOM. FT reports, The 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Domino's Pizza, Inc. have a median target of 159.00, with a high estimate of 195.00 and a low estimate of 144.00.

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Modi lauds BRICS achievements, calling 8th summit success

The BRICS nations also agreed that states should cut off political support to terrorists, whether based on ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or other reasons. "Unfortunately, this country in India's neighborhood which embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism". Pakistan has called upon the worldwide community, especially the BRICS Leaders to ask India to immediately stop bloodshed of Kashmiris.

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Junko Tabei, First Woman to Climb Everest, Dies at 77

Tabei conquered Everest in May 1975 at aged 35, before climbing all of the world's seven highest peaks by 1992. Those peaks include Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Denali in Alaska and the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. To help lift the spirits of survivors of the March 2011 natural disaster and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan, Tabei promoted climbing mountains in Fukushima Prefecture, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Failed North Korea Missile Launch Detected By US Military

Malaysia condemns the test launching of an intermediate-range ballistic missile by the North Korea on Saturday. On Friday Gen. Lee Sun-jin, chairman of South Korea's JCS, announced that " the generals agreed to continuously develop effective response measures in order to deter, and if necessary, respond to additional provocations from North Korea ".

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Trump gains on Clinton: US poll

He has since faced accusations-which he has said are "absolutely false"-that he made improper sexual advances to women over decades". Yet, analysts say Trump continues to have a problem with getting enough support from Virginia Republicans.

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Scotland could stay in the single market, Nicola Sturgeon believes

But with some of these options already being dismissed by the British government, Ms Sturgeon has said that another independence referendum is "highly likely". "And as the world around us changes, we must ensure that Scotland remains the progressive, internationalist, communitarian country that the majority of us living here want it be".

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Chibok schoolgirls: Group 'freed' in Nigeria

He denied reports that the government had swapped Boko Haram fighters for their release and said he was not aware whether any ransom had been paid. The Nigerian military has been conducting numerous raids on their territory, rescuing several other Chibok girls in the process. "It is a release, the product of painstaking negotiations and trust on both sides", Mohammed said.

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Cameroon train crash: 70 killed, hundreds injured

The prsidential decree is in honour for the victims of the derailment of the Intercity Train in Esseka-Cameroon yesterday 21, October 2016. As at Saturday morning, 55 have been reported dead and about 600 people injured. About 70 people died and 600 were wounded, he said, and the cause of the crash was being investigated. Rescue workers and medical staff spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to speak to the press.

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Russian Federation aims for removing militants from Syria, not Assad

But the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Coalition expressed surprise at how the United Nations had become "a tool in Russia's hands". "They are the ones that are causing the war crimes here", Webre said. Turkish jets bombed USA -allied Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, as Ankara and Washington's competing priorities in the multisided Syria conflict strain ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

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Brexit talks will not be held in French, Theresa May insists

British prime minister Theresa May has said that she wants the United Kingdom to continue to trade "freely" in goods and services with the European Union after Britain leaves the EU. Downing Street had privately hoped European Union leaders may be open to informal talks so that both sides can get an idea of the sort of deal they hope to strike before the two-year ' Article 50 ' process begins.

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Iraq pushes into town near Mosul after ISIS assault on Kirkuk

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Iraqi military launched a large offensive early Saturday to retake Hamdaniya - also known as Qaraqosh - from ISIS , the Iraqi Joint Operations Command center said.

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Royal Navy destroyers tracking Russian fleet heading for English Channel

The fleet includes nuclear-powered cruiser, Peter The Great, the destroyer, Vice-Admiral Kulakov, and the anti-submarine ship, Severomorsk. 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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Will accept Nico Rosberg title win 'like a man', says Lewis Hamilton

After 11 years on the Formula One circuit, 31-year-old Nico Rosberg has never been closer to realizing his goal of winning the driver's championship. "They said there were no problems, so it might have been the way I was doing it", he added. At one point he even paused to say "bless you" to someone who sneezed at the back of the room.

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Hacked emails show Tim Cook, Bill Gates considered for VP

The site has been steadily posting caches of emails hacked from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. The leaked emails have also come up in the first two debates. He added: "Because I'll tell you that's what Vladimir Putin does". The Florida senator's warning marks a clear break from Trump and some of his surrogates, who have used the hack to bash Clinton while encouraging reporters to research the information themselves.

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Iraqi leader resists U.S. push for Turkish role in Mosul fight

But officials have said the battle for Iraq's second-largest city could take "months". IS graffiti was scrawled across the walls, and the militants appear to have renamed streets and neighborhoods after famous fighters during the more than two years they controlled the area.

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Missiles from Yemen hit near USA destroyer

Two days later, Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters , and may have also fired on a United States warship. The Saudi military also said it earlier intercepted another ballistic missile fired Sunday on the Yemeni city of Marib. The missile was nearly certainly fired from Shiite rebel territory, and they are the ethnic group now in control of the capital with significant assistance from Iran.

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Serbia denies politics involved in aid for Syria

Earlier this month, the Russian military warned the USA against striking the Syrian army, stressing that Russian air defense weapons in Syria stand ready to fend off any attack. It has warned that if fighters of former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Shams Front do not leave the city, the offensive will resume. Yasser al-Youssef, a member of the political bureau of the Nour el-Din el-Zinki rebel group, said the opposition had agreed to the initiative to evacuate wounded and allow in aid, but ...

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U.S. admiral says missiles fired again at USS Mason near Yemen

Initial reports on the latest incident, according to another USA defense official, said the crew detected multiple missiles fired toward the Mason , which responded with onboard countermeasures to defend itself. USA ships were previously fired upon as they operated on the Southern end of the Red Sea on October 9 and October 12. The bloody civil war has killed more than 6,000 people, injured more than 35,000 and forced at least three million to flee since the coalition launched military ...

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Turkish Armed Forces destroy terrorists' positions in Syria

Turkey's state-run news agency said the strikes killed up to 200 militia members, while a commander of main Syria Kurdish militia said no more than 10 fighters were killed. There have been no airstrikes in the city since dawn Tuesday, Aleppo residents told CNN . Barkhadan accused Turkey of aiding ISIS terrorists by turning the fight into a Turkish-Kurdish battle.

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Yemen to start 72-hour ceasefire, United Nations special envoy says

Al-Hadi's approval came in response to an appeal launched by the USA and the United Kingdom on Sunday for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. In another major development, the US Navy targeted Houthi rebels directly for the first time.

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On Abortion, Trump and Clinton Give Passionate Answers

After initially giving a calm answer about the role of judges on the highest court, Clinton gave an impassioned defense of Roe v. Wade which established a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion . Wade , "which guarantees a constitutional right to a woman to make the most intimate, most hard in many cases decisions about her health care that one can imagine".

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And Here's Michelle Obama Rightfully Putting Donald Trump on Blast Once Again

The Trump campaign said Obama's Kenyan-born half-brother Malik would be in the audience for the showdown Wednesday between Trump and Hillary Clinton. Just last week, her speech in reaction to Donald Trump's comments about touching women went viral after she delivered a powerful retaliation against him.


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