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Anthony Joshua's bout with Wladimir Klitschko called off

While talks initially went well, news last week suggested Klitschko would instead opt to fight in Germany for the vacant WBA title. Klitschko was expected to fight on December 10 either against a WBA-mandated opponent in Germany for the vacant title or potentially, if the WBA signed off on it, in England against IBF champion Anthony Joshua .

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Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul

IS has put up stiff resistance in many areas and has carried out attacks further afield that appear aimed at diverting attention from the Mosul operation. Mosul , Iraq's second largest city, fell under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in 2014. Carter praised the peshmerga, saying they "fight extremely well", but also acknowledged that they had suffered casualties.

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Armymen Reject Rs 5 Core Donation By Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Producers

What kind of a chief minister do we have? Shabana further posted "Sangh Parivar speaks in different voices most blatant expression is CM Maharashtra brokering deal with MNS instead of enforcing law and order for ADHM release... Thackeray said henceforth, all Pakistani artistes, including actors, singers and directors shall be permanently banned from Bollywood. Banning the film ( Ae Dil ) was only to set an example.

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Trouble continues for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil"

MNS had earlier threatened to disrupt the screening of the film as it had Pakistani artistes. The film has been "allowed" to be released after its producers met with three conditions put forward by the MNS, including payment of Rs. But emboldened by its success, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena asked traders to "sacrifice" their business with Pakistan for the sake of the "nation", dismissing statements from cotton exporters who said the party's stand would affect the industry.

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Venezuela lawmakers propose legal action against Maduro

Twelve western nations, including the United States and even leftist leaning governments such as Chile and Uruguay, said the suspension of the referendum, along with travel restrictions which have been imposed on eight opposition leaders, affected the prospect of finding a peaceful solution to the nation's crisis.

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Don't spoil Christmas, says Maduro amid calls for mass protests in Venezuela

Image copyright AP Image caption The old, the very young, women with children took over one of the main highways in Caracas. Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader elected three years ago after Hugo Chavez died from cancer, has seen his popularity tumble to just above 20 percent.

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Samsung Note 7 Buyers in South Korea File Class-Action Suit

South Korean users in the upgrade program will need to pay half the price of a Galaxy S7 device before exchanging to the S8 or the Note 8 . Samsung can not afford further headlines of explosions and faulty products, as its image has already been damaged.

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U.S. election: Polling stations open in must-win state of Florida

He also promised to impose term limits on members of Congress, enact a freeze on federal hiring, reduce federal regulations, and ban White House and congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after leaving office. High numbers of likely voters disapprove of how Trump is "handling questions about his treatment of women", as well as his refusal "to say whether he would accept the election's outcome if Clinton wins", at 69 and 65 percent disapproval respectively.

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Economic team explains: No split from United States, just more 'regional integration'

China has expressed support for President Duterte's campaign against the scourge of illegal drugs, despite being the source of most of the illegal drugs sold in the Philippines. "That's not new today, but that's our alliance relationship with the Philippines". The South China Sea is of intense interest to Washington and it has repeatedly spoken out on the various territorial disputes between China and its neighbours over the waters.

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Turkey 'obliged' to press on to Syria's Al-Bab

Turkey has sent dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops into Syria to support rebels seeking President Bashar al-Assad's ouster, and the army says 1,265 square kilometres (488 square miles) have been secured since August. Turkish jets bombed US -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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Iraq seeks exemption from OPEC output deal

Venezuela and Iran have since joined the group of those who claim that OPEC secondary sources undermine their production levels. " Russia is one of the world's biggest oil producers. The country now produces more than 4.7 million barrels a day it pumped in September, and Iraq's output could rise higher still as the government urges worldwide companies to boost production at its fields, he said.

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Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

Two months ago, the recapture of Qayyara, 60km south of Mosul , signalled the start of the offensive to retake Iraq's second city, which officially began a week ago. The reporter describes how the tunnels can run for hundreds of metres and are a "key element to ISIS" military strategy and "cover every town" Islamic State has occupied.

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'Little brown brother image' of Filipinos stunts Philippines: foreign secretary

Many Filipinos, including President Duterte, also don't believe the U.S. will bail Manila out if push comes to shove with China, says political scientist Richard Javad Heydarian, author of Asia's New Battlefield: The U.S., China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific.

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Turkish artillery has killed 17 Islamic State militants in Mosul operation

One hundred and twenty-seven auto bombs used in suicide attacks on advancing troops have been destroyed, according to an army statement. After appearing to secure the area they handed out aid supplies to local civilians. The New Yorker , citing a former US intelligence official and an Iraqi official, suggested that some Iran-backed Shiite militias had "donned Iraqi Army uniforms" to participate in the ongoing Mosul operation.

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Embraer reaches $205.5 million graft settlement with US, Brazil

Embraer will pay a criminal penalty of $107,285,090, continue to cooperate with the department's investigation, enhance its compliance program, implement a more adequate system of internal accounting controls, and retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for a term of three years.

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Elizabeth Warren Fires Back at Trump, Saying 'Nasty Women' Vote

Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Wow! I don't know about you, but I could listen to Elizabeth go on all day", Clinton said when she took the podium. "The WHCA expects the new president-elect to have a protective pool immediately, just like the president does, and we are set to take over coordination of the pooling process from the campaign press corps directly after the election", they wrote.

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Attack in Iraq's Kirkuk over, 74 IS jihadists dead: governor

Xelil said at least 15 militants were killed in the two-hour battle and a number of vehicles they used in the attack were destroyed, while the peshmerga suffered two wounded. Binali Yıldırım, Turkey's prime minister, confirmed reports that Turkish troops based in the contested Bashiqa area outside Mosul were firing on Isis positions with artillery, tanks and howitzers.

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The Battle For Mosul: Attacks Launched Against Islamic State

Female Kurdish Peshmerga units are taking part in the fighting at Hazir, Naveran and Bashiqa fronts. But they have also identified what they think is a chink in the jihadists' armour. military official told reporters during Carter's visit. Jihadist fighters launched an attack on Rutba, a remote but strategic town near the Jordanian border in Anbar province, early on Sunday.

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Blackhawks come back to top Leafs in shootout 5-4

Patrick Kane was kept off the scoresheet by the Blue Jackets after collecting six points in his previous two contests, including his first goal of the campaign and three assists versus Philadelphia on Tuesday. Reportedly the subject of trade talk, the incident cut short van Riemsdyk's second game of the season and may have taken away an option for Hawks coach Joel Quenneville for a while.

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France calls for end to raids by Syria, Russia

The FSA says it has repelled various offensives by government and allied forces along the frontline separating rebels from government-held Aleppo city late on Saturday. The ceasefire, which was initially slated to last a mere eight hours on Thursday , was extended into the weekend after humanitarian leaders, including from the United Nations and Médecins Sans Frontières , criticized Russian Federation for its failure to ensure enough time and safety precautions necessary to deliver aid and ...

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Top American diplomat says US remains strong Philippine ally

His Chinese hosts were delighted to hear it, of course. "It's not severance of ties". US-Philippines relations have been in a death spiral ever since President Barack Obama's administration started voicing concern over Duterte's tactics in dealing with drug crime.

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Cameroon train crash kills more than 70, injures 600

However, the region were the derailment took place was suffering through torrential rains at the time. According to the report, President Paul Biya has put the death toll at more than 70, adding that 600 had been injured in the accident. "The train with wounded and the bodies of victims has arrived at Yaounde station in the presence of government and Camrail officials", Camrail posted on its official Facebook page early on Saturday.

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Battle for Mosul: hundreds treated after sulphur plant is torched

Coalition forces could face fiercer combat as they get closer to the city's center, where USA officials expect an estimated 1,000 foreign fighters to mount a last stand. defence secretary had been expected to attempt to convince the government to lift its opposition to the participation of Turkish forces, who have a base north of Mosul.

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Charges Dropped For Dakota Pipeline Journalist

However, a judge threw out that count - and Goodman is free. Goodman is not the only journalist state prosecutors attempted to silence over pipeline protest coverage in North Dakota. North Dakota authorities first charged Goodman with criminal trespass. PROTESTER: And she's still standing here threatening us. Goodman said she planned to return to NY on Monday "to continue reporting on North Dakota, on this Native American struggle, on climate change overall".

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Klopp sick of set-piece criticism

Liverpool are unbeaten since a shock 2-0 loss to Burnley in August, and last Monday's 0-0 draw with Manchester United was the only game since that defeat in which they have failed to score. I think 70-80% of the goals we have conceded are from set pieces. Tony Pulis, the Albion manager said in his post-match press conference that the absence of European competition makes Liverpool strong contenders for the title this season.

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Authorities fire on drone at Dakota pipeline protest

Law enforcement authorities spo. Also Sunday, protesters put up two roadblocks on State Highway 1806. The highway was shut down for hours. More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff's department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators.

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Ukip hopeful too right wing, says rival

Rees-Evans warned that UKIP is at a crossroads, with other leadership candidates scrapping among each other because they are "freedom fighters without an enemy" and soldiers have a tendency to attack each other when off-duty. "I was very early coming into politics and I'm sorry if I offended anyone by doing that but can we please move on?" "UKIP needs to be radical to win", banks said.

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Zeal for Trump nosedives in poll, while Clinton reaches new high

A day after suggesting the First Amendment to the Constitution may give the press too much freedom, he insisted that the media are promoting biased polls to discourage his supporters from voting. Trump leads Clinton 46%-43% in Texas . The adviser spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions. "From now until November 5, you can vote early at any voting location in your county".

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Belgium can not yet back EU-Canada trade deal

The EU needs the backing of all 28 Member States in order for CETA to get the green light and the deal has now hit a stumbling block due to this latest development. European council president Donald Tusk is expected to meet commission president Juncker on Monday afternoon to decide on strategy. If CETA fails, the EU's hopes of completing similar deals with the United States or Japan would be in tatters, undermining a bloc already battered by Britain's vote to leave it and disputes over ...

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Arizona, long a Republican bastion, targeted by Clinton

Party officials could even quietly initiate internal "opposition research"-style investigations of their own candidates, to ensure no disturbing issues likely to emerge are left undetected". He and Vice President Joe Biden have recorded ads, raised money and campaigned in person for dozens Democratic candidates this year. WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has finally settled on a strategy for dealing with Donald Trump: Ignore the GOP nominee and just hope he goes away after an ...

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US diplomat says Philippines an ally, but drug killings a concern

The Philippines will not have any joint patrols with American military forces in the Scarborough Shoal during the Duterte administration, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. Russel, speaking to reporters after meeting Yasay, said Duterte "has already walked back". Leila de Lima, former justice secretary and human rights campaigner, said that the campaign against drug gangs, which has allegedly included hundreds of extrajudicial murders, must end.

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Iraq denies Turkish involvement in military operation to retake Mosul

The statement said Kurdish forces killed dozens of militants and secured a " significant stretch " of the Bashiqa-Mosul highway to limit militant efforts to transport reinforcements. Brigadier General Khattab Omer said: "The security forces control the situation now but there are still pockets of jihadists in some southern and eastern neighbourhoods".

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Turkish Artillery Has Killed 17 Daesh Militants in Mosul Operation - Minister

Iraqi government forces backed by the United States are leading the assault from the south, and Peshmerga commanders said they have advanced within 9km of the city. Launched last Monday, the assault aims to reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control , dealing another setback to the jihadists' self-declared "caliphate" in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debate

He served one partial term as a member of the Louisiana House, winning a special election in 1989 and subsequent runoff but choosing to run in 1990 for U.S. Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, has refused to say that Duke classifies as being "deplorable". Mr Duke , a former Republican state representative and convicted felon, said "the climate of this country has moved in my direction".

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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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