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South Africa to quit war crimes court - justice minister

But South Africa refused, saying it had promised immunity to all visiting heads of state. Kenya, Namibia and Uganda are among the countries that have indicated interest in leaving the court, he said. Masutha said the state will drop its appeal. According to a UN document consulted by Reuters on Thursday the decision shall enter into force one year after the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will receive an official notification in this regard.

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Modi Slams Triple Talaq, Calls For Gender Justice Across Religions

Modi said at a rally in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. "Those who want to digress from triple talaq are instigating people...in the country, lives of Muslim women can not be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq ", he said. "How can a system wherein our sisters are divorced just by uttering divorce three times over phone be accepted", he mused. "Let's break the cycle of SP-BSP and choose instead to make Uttar Pradesh an "Uttam Pradesh", Prime Minister Modi said.

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Turkey-Iraq relations remain tense on Mosul

The strike happened amid a large Islamic State assault on nearby Kirkuk that appeared aimed at diverting attention from the fight for Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool , the spokesman for the Joint Military Command, says IS attacked Rutba on Sunday, but that the situation there "is completely under control", and IS militants have no presence inside the town.

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Woman stabbed to death at Metro station in Gurgaon in broad daylight

The victim, Pinki Devi from Meghalaya's Shillong was allegedly attacked by 25-year-old Jitendra who used a knife to stab the woman when she was entering the station. She was attacked from behind by Jitender. He also said that Devi was on the phone with him and was telling him that Jitender was bothering her again, when she was attacked.

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Sainik Farms illegal casino case: Court grants bail to 7 men

Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Ishwar Singh said that following a tip-off, a joint team of Neb Sarai and Malviya Nagar police conducted a raid at the Sainik Farms property. Police have purportedly seized 11 luxury vehicles, 23 bottles of foreign-made liquor and gambling chips worth Rs.1.36 crore. The person, who introduced a new member, got a free coin to encash at the counter.

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Many in Yemen also blame USA for deadly funeral raid

One of the U.S. Navy ships stationed off the coast of Yemen , the USS Mason , has come under attack by Houthi insurgents, who have been supported and armed by Iran. "The coalition will immediately investigate this case along with. experts from the United States who participated in previous investigations", it said.

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Gunmen kill intel officer in northwestern Pakistan

Speaking to Geo News , Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that so far, reports of one person being injured in the attack had been received and no one loss of life had been reported so far. A gun battle erupted when the guards resisted, he said. Pakistan Army and Frontier Constabulary troops have arrived at the site, a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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Fans descend on Thomond Park to honour Anthony Foley

Young players and students from Shannon RFC and his former school of St Munchin's will form a guard of honour as the teams take to the field. Legends of the Irish game joined family and friends for Foley's funeral in his hometown of Killaloe on Friday, before Munster's emotionally charged return to action the following day.

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Philippines an ally, but drug killings a concern, says United States diplomat

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel said Monday that he also relayed to Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. Russel is the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. "We think that is something that is worth protecting". Japanese government sources also confirmed that the issue of territorial dispute between the Philippines and China would be a central focus for bilateral talks between Duterte and Abe.

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'Walking Dead': Producers, cast talk about Negan's victim (spoilers)

Plus, many fans thought the writers would twist the storyline and kill Maggie off instead. Instead of killing Daryl for his outburst, Negan decides to kill someone else, and turns his bat on our beloved Glenn. " Negan's not just going to kill one person in [Episode 1]", he said . The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC . That it was two deaths instead of just one in and of itself is a pretty major deviation from the comics, but beyond that the depictions of the ...

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Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton will rally together for the first time

Well, not exactly - or, at least, not as Trump presented it. But the Obama team had insisted that the line referred to their candidate and his wife's own struggle with parenting during a campaign. Without a doubt, Michelle Obama's speeches have had an orgasmic reaction around the country, especially within the Washington press corps. "It has shaken to me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted", she told a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

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This UKIP Leadership Candidate Accused A "Homosexual Donkey" Of Raping His Horse

Appearing on the BBC's Daily Politics , John Rees-Evans announced his intention to replace Mr Farage as the party's leader. A former Conservative councillor who helped draft Ukip's 2015 election manifesto, Evans, made the announcement during an appearance on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show and declared herself "the right person to lead Ukip into the challenges ahead" and to champion the cause of continued Brexit.

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AP Top 25: Ohio State slips, Penn State gets in

Since Boise State and Western Michigan have a SOS of 70th and 90th respectively, it's doubtful the committee will treat these teams any better than Houston last season . Ah, all the possibilities. Louisville moved up to No. 5 ahead of the Buckeyes, who blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 24-21 against Penn State on Saturday night.

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Yazidis say Islamic State offensive blocked in Sinjar, west of Mosul

They believe IS is defending Mosul , where the "caliphate" was proclaimed in June 2014, with 3,000 to 5,000 fighters inside the city and 1,000 to 2,000 in the outskirts. The coalition and the Iraqi military, which are waging the offensive, are the only parties known to be flying military aircraft over Iraq. They say most of the fallen peshmerga troops were traveling in unarmored vehicles.

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Marco Rubio Warns GOP: Don't Talk About WikiLeaks

Other prominent names in the list include the City Mayor of New York, Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders. The names were in two attachments that WikiLeaks did not obtain or did not release . The gay Apple CEO and the lesbian US senator from Wisconsin both appeared on a list of 39 vice-presidential possibilities in an email reportedly sent to Clinton in March by John Podesta, the chair of her presidential campaign, according to NBC News and other media major outlets.

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13 killed, including 5 children, in airstrikes on Aleppo, activists say

Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of Syria's battleground second cityAleppo on Tuesday hours after Moscow announced a humanitarian pause in its bombardment for later this week, a monitor said. Activists in eastern Aleppo confirmed airstrikes ended around dawn, in line with what the Russians announced, DPA has said. He called on the countries with influence over the opposition groups to convince them to "stop military action and abandon the city".

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UN envoy appeals for extending Yemen ceasefire

Both sides spent virtually the whole ceasefire accusing one another of violations, though in practice the number of casualties plummeted during the truce, and the capital of Sanaa was barely touched. The officials say Sunday's pre-dawn airstrikes targeted military facilities belonging to the Shiite Houthi rebels fighting the internationally recognized government.

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Hillary Clinton to campaign with Michelle Obama for the first time

And she can be the emotional center to a campaign whose candidate is not known for projecting warmth. Mrs. Obama spoke at length at the Manchester rally about the release this month of a video from a 2005 "Access Hollywood" interview, where Trump said into a microphone he did know was live, that he used his celebrity to make sexual advances on women without their consent.

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Sheikh Khalifa, deposed former ruler of Qatar, dies at 84

Qatar on October 23, 2016, announced three days of national mourning after the former Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani. In 2013, Hamad transferred power to his son Tamim. His country reached a security pact with the US shortly after the Gulf War, and today hosts the forward headquarters of the US Central Command along with aircraft involved in air strikes against ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.

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Police arrest man, but say London airport incident not 'terrorist-related'

Following a search of the area, police uncovered CS gas spray, which is normally used for self-defence and to control crowds. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Police said that the case is being investigated by aviation investigators, rather than counter-terrorism police at this point. "It was getting quite bad and we saw other people starting to cough at the same time".

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Dead or Alive?

For Ecuador , WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become the worst kind of guest: he makes messes he doesn't clean up, he spills secrets, he meddles, and there's no telling when he will leave. Ecuador also implicitly denied the claim, saying it " does not yield to pressure from other states ". But Ecuador is keener to pursue good neighbourly relations with the U SS than it was in 2012.

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Clinton says Trump stance on vote results threatens USA democracy

From allegations of sexual assault to corruption claims and nasty nicknames, the race for the White House has been a poisonous battle. "After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don't think so badly of Rosie O'Donnell anymore". Clinton, as she's known to do, smiled throughout. Contrast that tone to now: On Thursday, Trump said he would accept the results of the general election - if he wins .

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Russia, Syria halt airstrikes in Aleppo 07:00 GMT Tuesday

The sky over hard-hit Aleppo has never been so tranquil for a long time, Xinhua news agency quoted the source as saying. He has also called on countries "having an influence over armed groups in the Eastern parts of Aleppo .to convince their leaders to suspend military action and leave the city".

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RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge

The "Weed World Candies" truck was heading to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C.at 6 p.m. on the northbound side of the bridge when it caught fire for unknown reasons. Weed World Candies was started in 1999 to advocate for the legalization of marijuana and hemp products, according to its website. The truck is reportedly owned by "Weed World Candies".

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Donald Trump: U.S. has 'no idea' who is behind Wikileaks hacks

In the latest batch of emails released by WikiLeaks , Podesta was asked by author and Apollo museum curator Robert Fish to discuss how " hard scientific data " can be collected on UFOs. "I think this one is an invitation to chaos and havoc in the future". WikiLeaks is widely viewed as an enemy by the Clinton campaign since the organization hacked 20,000 emails from Democratic National Convention staff.

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Raheem Kassam Claims Pole Position In UKIP Race

Suzanne Evans also announced her intention to run, but council leader Chris Wells said Mr Nuttall was "the outstanding candidate on offer, who will attract the support of MEPs, councillors, and assembly members across the land, and, more importantly, fire the imagination and enthusiasm of party members ".

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North Carolina Woman Poses for Picture with Eric Trump, Expertly Trolls Him

Annie Cardelle took to Twitter to post her prized photo , writing, "No one at the rally realized my shirt said AGAINST tr*mp. congrats, y'all played yourselves". The only person who appeared to notice her shirt, Annie said, was a reporter with the local Salisbury Post who asked her about it. Trump's foundation agrees to stop soliciting donations in New York.

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Truce Holds in Aleppo but UN Delays Evacuations

Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, stated that whether Russian Federation extends the humanitarian pause will largely depends on "the process of fighters leaving the city - which so far is sluggish, unfortunately". "The scale of the bloodshed and destruction wrought on eastern Aleppo city over the past month is harrowing". "For sure, the situation will get worse after this pause".

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Tottenham's Pochettino Happy with Performance, Not with Result

They work up and down the pitch exceptionally well. In their last three matches they have one win and two draws - with those matches coming against the three teams now sitting in the relegation zone. Today we were a little bit unlucky not to get the victory. With West Brom adopting the Pulis formation and organisation to the letter, Spurs were strangely unconvincing.

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CDC Makes All Of Miami-Dade County A Cautionary Zika Area

Miami is a major tourist destination. The CDC already has ongoing efforts to track Zika-affected births in the United States, which include a Zika pregnancy registry covering all the states and all USA territories except Puerto Rico, said Dr.

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Philippines anti-US protesters rammed by police van

The demonstrators had gathered in front of the US Embassy to protest the presence of the US and the military in their ancestral lands, according to Rappler . The violence happened as hundreds of protesters gathered to demand an end to the presence of us troops in the country and to back a call for an independent foreign policy by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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China admonishes the US for visit to disputed India-China border

In fact, earlier this year, China had reacted sharply after Craig L Hall, US Consul General in Kolkata, had said that Washington considers Arunachal Pradesh an integral part of India. It was the first time that the USA ambassador had gone to Tawang, which is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama and is therefore linked to China's perception of legitimacy over Tibet.

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Tamim leads Bangladesh to beat England

Stokes ripped through Bangladesh with reverse-swing to finish on 4-26 - including three wickets in the morning session - as the hosts were all out for 248 in their first innings after resuming on 221-5. Gareth Batty took 3-65 but Sabbir, dropped on 34, remains unbeaten on 59. All rounder Shakib Al Hasan finished with five wickets for 85 runs. Captain Mushfiqur made the breakthrough, smartly whipping the bails off to run out Broad for 10 when scampering a tight single, 11 balls into the ...

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Nitin Datar: We will alert the exhibitors against Karan Johar's trap

The MNS, too, has now said that it won't oppose the release of the film. In response to a tweet whether he would support Rs 5 crore being extorted from film producers for the Army, Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), a retired senior officer, replied: " Would never support it".

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Furious Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk demands answers on rail debacle

Those issues related primarily to the lack of drivers who had been sufficiently trained to use the new line without supervision. I want to know very clearly from the Queensland Rail board: how did this happen?' she told reporters in Proserpine.


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