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Petrobras, Total form strategic alliance

The Brazilian and French oil companies signed on to a memorandum of understanding for exploration and production of gas and energy. As a first phase of implementation, the companies said they intend to focus on upstream and on gas and power projects, Kallanish Energy learns.

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Cubs fall to Indians 6-0 in Game 1 of World Series

The 27-year-old Perez, who had thumb surgery this season, has three homers in 27 postseason at-bats - equaling his number in 153 at-bats during the regular season. World Series dreams don't die because of curses and fate. All through the postseason, Cleveland manager Terry Francona has turned to his relievers as soon as his starters have shown signs of trouble.

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Kate Middleton Reveals Her Grandmother Was a World War II Codebreaker

There are even claims stating that the couple uses Prince George and Princess Charlotte to skip their duties. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lodged a complaint about the taking of the snaps. Another insider in the Kensington palace establishes that Queen Elizabeth has forced the Royal couple to have another baby . All this, however, has been debunked by online gossip police, Gossip Cop , which said that the songstress and Prince William had never dated and neither is Kate ...

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Venezuela opposition divides after blocked Maduro recall effort

He also invited the head of the National Assembly, Henry Ramos Allup, to participate in a meeting slated for Wednesday morning at the Miraflores presidential palace. On Monday Mr Maduro made a surprise trip to the Vatican, where Pope Francis attempted to reconcile the diametrically opposed factions in Venezuela.

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Venezuela opposition protests Maduro 'dictatorship'

That would have triggered new elections, and given the opposition a chance to take power after 17 years under the leftist governments of the late Hugo Chavez, and his successor, Maduro. The breakthrough offered a glimmer of hope to a population suffering from collapsing living standards caused by triple-digit inflation and widespread food shortages.

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Jesse Jackson to join Dakota Access protest

The "Snowden" actress previously said: "That is handsome, but that is not a win". On Sunday, self-described water protectors reclaimed unceded territory that they said was "affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft". Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said at a news conference Monday that authorities put out a call for extra officers earlier this month. Protesters, sometimes numbering in the thousands, have gathered since April at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers in southern ...

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Can't concede sea claims to China, Philippines leader says

Mr. Duterte said he will seek to "foster closer cooperation" especially within the context of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-especially on principles of creating a drug-free ASEAN community. "There is no sense in going to war. We want to talk about friendship, cooperation and business", he said. Duterte also expressed gratitude to China for not criticizing his war on drugs, which has sparked concerns in Western capitals about extrajudicial killings, with Philippine ...

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Two-pronged offensive launched in battle for Mosul

IS militants unleashed nine suicide auto and truck bombs against the advancing troops, eight of which were destroyed before reaching their targets, while the ninth struck an armored Humvee, Lt. Militants were pushed back from the outskirts of Baghdad, where they were close enough to threaten the capital's airport, and from the smaller cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.

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Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul

A few kilometres (miles) north, the fleeing families are screened at a checkpoint manned by the Iraqi security forces who were herding the newly displaced residents towards Qayyarah. "Our victory in Mosul will pave the way for national dialogue in Iraq; it will melt the ice between our country's political components", the parliament speaker added.

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13 killed, 31 hurt in one of California's deadliest wrecks

Twelve passengers were killed when a USA Holiday tour bus slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer near Palm Springs, California. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) official revealed that the tour bus was travelling on Interstate 10 at the time of the crash which happened near Palm Springs.

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Oil prices drop as Iraq says doesn't want to join OPEC cut

The nation, OPEC's second-largest producer, should be exempted from cutting production because it is embroiled in a war with Islamic State militants, Bloomberg quoted Oil Minister Jabber Al-Luaibi as saying at a news conference in Baghdad on Sunday.

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Truce extended in Aleppo but United Nations delays evacuations

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein did not specifically name Russian Federation, whose war planes have carried out weeks of air strikes on the rebel-held part of Aleppo along with the Syrian air force, but his reference was clear. Russian Federation is a key ally of Syria's government and began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September a year ago.

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SA's withdrawal from ICC 'a betrayal of victims worldwide'

South Africa said a year ago that it planned to leave the ICC after its government was criticised for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide and war crimes , when he visited last year.

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Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

I got news for you, Donald Trump . - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned on Monday at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, where her main aim appeared to be to ensure that the Democratic Party retakes control of a key Senate seat.

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Russia: Attacks can stop if Aleppo cleared of civilians

The Nusra Front and its allies complain they've been struck in the past couple days by airstrikes, but it is unclear if these strikes were conducted by the Syrian military. Intense bombardment has reduced the rebel-held east of the city to ruins. Last week, rebel mortar fire was caught on camera hitting a checkpoint into government-held west Aleppo, in an indication of the danger leaving the eastern side holds.

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South Africa's finance minister 'summoned on fraud charges'

The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), representing the interests of key sectors of the South African economy, notes with concern the latest developments involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. He has often clashed with President Zuma and senior ministers over alleged excessive spending, particularly at cash-bleeding state-run entities such as South African Airways.

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Five die in light aircraft inferno in Malta

A witness told The Times of Malta that the plane tipped on its right side and went straight into the ground. A small passenger aircraft crashed on takeoff at Malta's global airport on Monday, October 24, killing all 5 people onboard, officials said.

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Iraqis seize IS town in dawn raid

Iraqi forces retook the town of Bartella , around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul, earlier this week, but are still facing pockets of resistance in the area. Carter and Brett McGurk, the White House envoy for the global coalition against ISIL, met with Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to discuss the next steps in the campaign.

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South Africa to Pull Out of ICC, Potentially Sparking African Exodus

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has become a symbol of the limitations facing the ICC, which does not have a police force and relies on the cooperation of member states. 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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Erdogan: Turkey can soon oust Syrian Kurd forces

Turkey's incursion into Syria, launched two months ago to drive Islamic State from its border and prevent Kurdish militia fighters gaining ground in their wake, has complicated an already messy battlefield in northern Syria. On August 24, the Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield aimed at freeing the Syrian northern territories from terrorists and creating security zones for accommodation of refugees.

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Fires broke out amid evacuation of French migrant camp

France's uncertainty about migrants became apparent soon after the Brussels attack with the French people becoming severely critical of migrants. The entire operation is expected to last a week. He added: "Right now the operation is going well because they are people who were looking forward leaving". "We will see if we can get on a bus today, but we want a good city, like one near Paris".

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Calais Jungle Clearance To Resume After Tent-Burning, Gas Explosions Overnight

Migrants with their suitcases leave the shanty town in northern Calais , France , on October 24, 2016. The migrant camp, which is closing this week, has plunged into lawless mayhem with migrants setting fire to tents, bins, shelters and toilets in protest against the camp's closure.

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Cameras from Chinese Firm Were Used to Take Down the Internet

Solution providers are saying that Friday's distributed denial of service [DDoS] attack - which was launched through IoT devices and blocked an array of websites - deepens the industry's concerns over the security risk of the Internet of Things.

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UN Says 3700 Migrants Died Crossing Mediterranean This Year

Figures from the past two years reveal an alarming rise in the rate of deaths on the Mediterranean. It's "the worst we've ever seen" even though far fewer people are attempting the unsafe crossing than previous year, as William Spindler, spokesman for the U.N.'s refugee agency, told reporters.

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Boko Haram faction to release 83 more Chibok girls- Nigerian Government

Twenty-one were freed last week as a "goodwill gesture" by the group . Their abduction in 2014 made headline news globally and US First Lady Michelle Obama joined the #BringBackOurGirls online movement. "They will be feeling very unstable, very bewildered and overwhelmed", Akilu said. "Any sign that there has been sexual contact with any man, and these men are Boko Haram, will cause a backlash ".

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7 in 10 voters see Hillary Clinton becoming President

Some of them sang happy birthday to their candidate. On Wednesday, Clinton will hold events in West Palm Beach and Tampa, before heading to North Carolina on Thursday for a joint campaign appearance with First Lady Michelle Obama. Trump went from 36 percent to 31 percent over the three debates. "Marco Rubio looks the other way". When it comes to how correct the voting process will be, 66% of Americans say that they are confident that the process will be accurate, according to CNN .

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Cheika fumes over disrespect after NZ win 18th straight

Todd, for his part, told reporters on Saturday the 37-10 win over the Wallabies was one of the most hard of his career. "Whether it's coming in illegally from the side, rolling away from the maul the wrong way to disrupt the halfback's passing, or holding on to the tackled player too long, the Richetty grub is the master of the dark arts of breakdown cheating".

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Oil mixed on OPEC squabbles ahead of planned cut

In April, 18 OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers were on the verge of a deal in Doha to freeze output levels that collapsed last minute over Saudi opposition to Iran's non-participation, prompting Venezuela to accuse the close United States ally of "sabotaging" the initiative.

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National Football League at center of domestic violence scandal ... again

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo, peppered with questions Friday morning about placekicker Josh Brown , said "We're not going to turn our back on Josh". The documents also included journals and written statements by Brown in which he admits to being abusive. "I don't let that go". The NFL's official policy is to suspend players guilty of domestic abuse for six games on their first offense.

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Saudi Bombing of Funeral Gathering a War Crime — UN Panel

The dawn raids also hit positions in Marib, east of the rebel-held capital, and the southwestern province of Taez, the officials said . "We respect the United Nations envoy's call for an extension, but in effect, there was no truce due to the violations" by the rebels, he said.

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Officers on leave after 2 suspects killed at Maryland motel

Pulaski Highway, for two people being sought by a DE police agency regarding felony gun possession charges. They were believed to be traveling together. But when he wouldn't, they said, officers shot him. According to police, the incident began at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the motel at 291 E. Pulaski Hwy. He says said one officer has been identified as a Maryland State Police trooper, and the officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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Police officers seriously hurt as car reverses over them in attempted murder

A major manhunt has now been launched for the driver and occupants, believed to be three or four men, and police are treating the incident on Banner Drive in Knightswood at 11.15pm as attempted murder. Police Scotland said officers from throughout the force had conveyed their best wishes to their injured colleagues. On Monday, Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, questioned why Police Scotland did not inform the federation of the incident until nearly 12 hours after it ...

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Iraqi forces on way to Mosul face tough battle

Near Mosul , fighting continued Tuesday in a belt of villages and towns to the north, east and south of the city. Maj. Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions in the village of Tob Zawa, about 9 kilometers (5½ miles) from Mosul , Iraq, Tuesday, Oct.

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Pirate Party Could End Up Ruling Iceland

Iceland's Pirate Party is part of a global political movement that first began in Sweden in 2006 to bring about digital-copyright reform. And stepping into the void are a number of minor political parties, led by the Pirates who stand for direct democracy enabled by the internet, more transparency in government, a new constitution and asylum for United States whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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Security fears for 'internet of things'

It is not planning to recall enterprise cameras since it suspects those are behind higher security enterprise networks. That might explain why so many devices were running old firmware using the default password. Mirai has already affected a large number of devices all over the US. Today, SC Magazine called this attack a wake up call for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.


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