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Missiles fired at USA warship near Yemen in third such incident

The Navy destroyer USS Mason fired countermeasures in the Red Sea on Saturday after it detected what it believed were incoming missiles. Hours after the US attack on the Houthis , Iran announced it would deploy two warships into the Bab el-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.

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Nicola Sturgeon: New independence referendum if United Kingdom backs hard brexit

The announcement by the First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon preparations are under way for another vote is blamed on the Brexit decision. She also said hundreds more business would soon be paying workers a living wage, and more smaller firms would soon be exempt from paying any business rates.

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Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq

No deaths were reported in connection with the incident, said the sources at the hospital in Qayyara, a town south of Mosul. US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter praised them for "the way their efforts are completely coordinated with the Iraqi security forces".

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Russia says it is extending pause in Aleppo bombing until October 22

In the face of a mounting worldwide outcry over Aleppo's plight, Moscow announced that the ceasefire, which was originally scheduled to last just eight hours, would be extended until 1600 GMT on Saturday. Rebels have said they can not accept the ceasefire, which they say does nothing to alleviate the situation of those who choose to remain in rebel-held Aleppo, and believe it is part of a government policy to purge cities of political opponents.

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Iran-Backed Houthi rebels target USA warship with two missiles

Since the Saudi-led, US-backed coalition started launching airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in March 2015, at least 4,125 civilians have been killed and over 7,200 wounded in Yemen , Zeid's office said in a statement, including 369 civilian casualties this month alone.

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Iraqi Kurds launch new advance north-east of Mosul

As the assault on Kirkuk was underway, an airstrike hit a funeral procession in the town of Daquq to the south, killing 17 people, mainly women and children, and wounding another 50, said Daquq Mayor Amir Khodakram. Iraqi forces, aided by western airstrikes, say they have retaken several villages on the southern outskirts of Mosul . Carter, who arrived in Iraq on Saturday to meet with his commanders and assess the progress in the opening days of the Mosul operation , told reporters that ...

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Scotland to open Berlin office to boost trade after Brexit

But in Ms Sturgeon's keynote speech at the SNP conference she declared Scotland was open for business and set out plans to despatch trade envoys to snatch business from Europe. Sturgeon said economic stability has been threatened by the prospect of Britain leaving the European single market as well as the E.U., taking Scotland with it.

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Pep Guardiola defiant as Man City seek to end winless run

Vincent Kompany did not want to risk another injury against Barcelona , Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed. Kompany's prospects appeared to take another turn for the worse when the Belgium centre-half, who has been plagued by injury in the past two seasons, was left out at the Nou Camp, even though De Bruyne said his compatriot was fit.

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Three-way tie for lead emerges following first round at CIMB Classic

When the round ended, Thomas was 23-under and in second was Japan's Hideki Matsuyama (66) with a birdie-birdie finish for 20-under, while Lahiri tied for third with Derek Fathauer (67) at 19-under in the United States dollars 7 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour.

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What is the significance of the battle for Mosul?

He expressed confidence the United States could play a constructive role on the issue but repeatedly stressed that Washington respected Iraqi sovereignty. USA forces in Iraq are providing air support for the Mosul offensive as part of an global coalition. USA defense and military officials have said that while the offensive has started well, they expect the complex fight for the city to get more hard.

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Toxic gas sends scores to hospital near Mosul

As the assault on Kirkuk was underway, an airstrike hit a funeral procession in the town of Daquq to the south, killing 17 people, mainly women and children, and wounding another 50, said Daquq Mayor Amir Khodakram. Journalist Ahmet Haceroglu of Turkmeneli TV was shot dead by a militant sniper Friday, while covering an IS assault on the northern city of Kirkuk.

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Arizona Democrats sense momentum in final weeks of campaign

Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Clinton last summer, spoke on the University of Arizona Mall to more than 4,000 cheering supporters. "Bernie Sanders he said you have bad judgment". "Theres always talk about Hillary Clinton being a corrupt politician and not caring about the public as much as her donors, but that is just talk", said Yulia Issa, who attended the Democratic National Convention as a Sanders delegate.

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Protestants ran over by the police in Philippine

They were trying to enter the embassy ", Riparip told AFP news agency. Television footage showed the van repeatedly running back and forth into and over protesters. Dela Rosa ordered an investigation and full review of the police procedures to find out who should be sanctioned over the violent dispersal of the protesters.

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Barack Obama Declares U.S. on Track to Mars

The 44th President of the U.S. first set out his plans to get humans to Mars in a 2010 speech, in which he said that he initially wants astronauts to "orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth" in the 2030s, with a landing to follow after the mission.

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Trump says accusers will be sued after the election is over

His proposals had legislative titles like the "Affordable Child Care and Elder Care Act" and the "Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act". Campaign National Policy Director Stephen Miller said Trump's Gettysburg speech was created to "set the tone" for the final days of the campaign, and that the candidate will argue he is the "change agent" the country needs.

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Russia's Lavrov: 'No special expectations' from meeting on Syria

Syria's military backed by Russian warplanes have killed more than 150 people in eastern Aleppo this week, rescue workers said , part of a renewed bombardment supporting an offensive to seize the city's shattered rebel-held sector. "There's no other option", he said. In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda released Thursday, Assad said Aleppo is effectively no longer Syria's industrial capital but taking back the city would provide important political and strategic gains for his ...

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Spain's Socialists vote to end political impasse

It paves the way for Spain to finally get a government after ten months of political paralysis following two inconclusive elections. This would likely prompt Rajoy - who lost a September vote of confidence when the Socialists under Sanchez cast their ballot against him - to submit himself to another parliamentary poll next week, knowing he would win this time.

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Cleveland Indians fans filling out relief pitcher's wedding registry

Rogers Centre has a reputation for rattling pitchers during big games. Ezequiel Carrera went 2 for 4 with a thundering triple and drove in a run. Since the introduction of the best-of-seven format in 1985, only one of 31 teams have rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win the ALCS (Boston, 2004).

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U.S. warship targeted in apparent failed missile attack off Yemen, says admiral

That does not, however, change the bad news from this report. The missile launches are the third in a week to target the USS Mason and other U.S. warships. Mourners killed in the attack included some of Yemen's senior political and security officials. Multiple missiles fired from Huthi rebel-controlled regions in Yemen targeted a United States warship in the Red Sea in the third such incident to take place in a week.

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Iraqi Kurds say they captured town near Mosul

Defense Threat Reduction Agency for analysis. The operation is part of a massive offensive launched Monday aimed at liberating Iraq's second largest city, which fell to IS in 2014. During the meeting with Barzani, Carter praised the efforts of the Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, and acknowledged their battle losses. Local media reported there were still bursts of fighting on Saturday, contradicting government claims that the 80 or so militants who launched the attack had been driven ...

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No record, but debate viewership likely up over last one

Dolan later called his seat "the iciest place on the planet". He appeared at a rally in Delaware , Ohio, speaking for the first time since the third televised debate with Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. How corrupt to you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate commission? The worm turned for Trump , who had "some very solid minutes early on", when he unwisely quipped that Clinton was "pretending to like Catholics" - in a room filled with Catholics, Smith said.

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Truce deadline for Syria's Aleppo passes without evacuations

Two of the corridors were for rebel fighters who wanted to lay down their weapons and flee. But so far there have been no organized evacuation convoys and only a handful of the 250,000 civilians still living in the rebel sector have left under their own steam.

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Supporters gather to welcome Calais Jungle children to UK

The first group of children from the French " Jungle " migrant camp with no connection to Britain have arrived in the country, the Home Office said Sunday, ahead of the camp's planned demolition. Britons heading to France have been warned they may face delays as a result of the clearance operation, which is expected to last a few days. Campaigners gathered on Friday with balloons and "Refugees Welcome" banners at the immigration centre in Croydon, South London, to defend the youngsters ...

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USA seeks clarity on Duterte 'separation' comments

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. "In this venue, I announce my separation from the United States both in the military [and] economics", Duterte said . Addressing the Filipino community in Beijing Wednesday, the firebrand leader said the Philippines had gained little from its long alliance with the US.

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Britain to make long-delayed decision on airport expansion next week

The UK government will announce next week its decision on where it will approve airport expansion in the south-east of the country. The decision has been debated for more than 25 years. In July 2015, a government-appointed commission recommended building a third runway at Heathrow, in the west of the capital, to ease congestion. Heathrow said in a statement the process was in line with its expectations, and that if given the go-ahead it would apply for planning approval following the ...

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Fitzpatrick to remain Jets starting NFL QB

But on third-and-3 from the Cardinals 40, Smith fumbled as he was sacked, but the Jets recovered. "I think this group of men are very confident in our ability". Didn't let it bite us like it has in the first few games". Arians said his team's personality hasn't changed just because it happens to be running the ball so well.

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Pence says debate will focus on 'bigger things'

Hillary Clinton, who he said lost the second debate to Trump "hands down", and would do so again at Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate before the election. "As Donald Trump said earlier today in OH, of course we will accept a clear election result, but we also reserve the right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of questionable results", Pence said.

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Working to make India an arbitration hub: PM

Thakur also suggested changes in the statutory framework of the arbitration law to enable a better legal framework to ensure that parties who won favourable arbitral awards could get them enforced. "This has given us an opportunity to emerge as a leading arbitration jurisdiction", he said. "Hong Kong and Singapore have emerged as preferred arbitration destinations".

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What we've learned about arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin

Martin contends he only took classified information home so he could sharpen his skill and that he never turned over classified information to anyone. Prosecutors said Martin has had online communication in Russian, and - raising the specter of a situation akin to previous NSA leaker Edward Snowden - they said that if Martin were freed, he "could seek refuge with a foreign government willing to shield him from facing justice".

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For Cubs fans, reality of pennant win sinking in

The Indians had their own history of sporting futility in the city on the southern shore of Lake Erie once nicknamed the "Mistake on the Lake", going without a World Series title since 1948. Saturday's victory may have put the curse of the Billy Goat to rest. The victor of the All-Star Game gets home-field advantage in the World Series .

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Aleppo city quiet on third day of ceasefire, no aid yet

In a videotaped address, Zeid asked the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to set aside its "political disagreements" and make a referral to the ICC. Russian Federation is a key ally of Syria's government and began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad last September. The Admiral Kuznetsov carrier and escorting ships sailed through the English Channel Friday en route to Syria's shores.

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Venezuela's electroral body suspends signature drive for referendum to remove President Maduro

Some of the harder-line opposition figures, including veteran activist Maria Corina Machado and jailed protest leader Leopoldo Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori, are urging civil disobedience. Jesus Torrealba, the leader of the opposition coalition, likened Venezuela's opposition to 1980s dissidents, such as Poland's Lech Walesa, who led that country's opposition to communist rule.

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Duterte Quickly Realizes 'Separation' From US Was A Bad Idea

Or not. On Friday, he was already giving his message a makeover. The move to hold talks, suspended several years ago, will please Beijing, which has a longstanding policy of insisting territorial disputes be discussed directly between the parties, in an environment where analysts say it has more clout due to its economic size, rather than in multilateral forums.

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Royal Navy pledges to 'man-mark' passing Russian fleet

The Royal Navy's The Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan will monitor the group, the Associated Press reports . The Royal Navy's monitoring of the Russian flotilla coincides with Trafalgar Day, the day when Britain triumphed in the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21 1805.

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Turkey's ruling party has completed proposal on presidency, PM says

However, Iraq has viewed Turkish military moves on its territory with apprehension. Referring to Turkey's involvement in Iraq and Syria, where it launched an operation in August to clear the border region of terrorists, Yildirim said Turkey would not seek permission to fight terrorism "both inside and outside the country".


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