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Thousands flee as typhoon smashes into Philippines

Communities in Northern Luzon still reeling from the effects of typhoon "Karen" (international name "Sarika") risk experiencing the brunt of typhoon with global name "Haima" which could intensify into a super-typhoon and make landfall in Cagayan province Thursday.

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Humanitarian chief, Russian diplomat spar at UN

Ibrahim Abu al-Laith, a civil service defence official, also said that air strikes and shelling had hit the rebel-held half of the city In the past week, although no casualties had been recorded. Meanwhile, sixteen civilians, including three children, were killed in heavy bombardment across opposition-held Idlib province in northwest Syria, a monitoring group reported .

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Don't scatter cremation ashes, Vatican says in new rules

The instructions, which Pope Francis approved in March, came out just ahead of All Souls Day, a holy day on November 2 to honor the dead. For most of its history, the church only permitted burial. It has only been within the last 53 years that the Catholic Church has allowed cremation. In fact, when asked if there was any way to rectify the situation when a person's ashes already had been scattered, Cardinal Muller suggested making a memorial in a church or other appropriate place and ...

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United Kingdom economy set to sidestep Q3 slump, but tougher times lie ahead

Third quarter GDP figures due out later are expected to show the United Kingdom has managed to avoid a major economic slowdown following the Brexit vote. A Reuters poll of economists has shown the BoE is not expected to ease policy until early 2017. He has hinted that it will include an increase in public spending to boost the economy and counter any downturn caused by Brexit.

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Thirty abducted civilians killed by IS in Afghanistan

No group has claimed responsibility yet. Daesh fighters in return abducted around 30 villagers, mostly shepherds... The killings also underscore Afghanistan's unravelling security situation as the resurgent Taliban ramp up their 15-year insurgency against the Western-backed government.

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Liverpool's attack blunted by pressing Man U defence in goalless draw

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho might have been happy to come away with a draw against a free flowing Liverpool side but fans would be. Liverpool , who would have gone joint-top with a win, were far from their fluent best and United prevented any clear-cut chances in the first half.

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Pep Guardiola planning changes for Manchester derby cup clash

City haven't won in five on the bounce and United head into the game on the back of a hiding, but there's only real pressure on one of the managers - Jose Mourinho. It took until the start of the second half, however, for them to create a meaningful chance when Paul Pogba's low shot was turned onto the post by Caballero, sparking an onslaught from the home side that ended with Mata's opener on 54 minutes.

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Ashton Carter suspends National Guard 'clawbacks,' vows pay system reform

The paper reported that numerous soldiers affected had served multiple combat deployments and had been ordered to repay bonuses plus interest. The issue was highlighted by The Los Angeles Times over the weekend, and public outrage followed as NPR and other media outlets reported on the unusual situation of an employer attempting to claw back signing bonuses from veterans who served their full three- or six-year enlistment period as agreed.

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36 civilians shot dead by militants in W. Afghanistan

Ghor's police chief, Mustafa Mohseni, said the incident took place just outside the province capital. Early on they were claimed to be confined to the Nangarhar Province, but have also set up some territorial possessions in the far south. "Their dead bodies were found by local people this morning". Even though IS militant continuing its attack in the country. Map showing the location Afghanistan's Ghor province in red.

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US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

The UN General Assembly has voted to approve the resolution every year since 1992, and the U.S. has always strongly opposed it. The vote was 191-0. He added that lifting the embargo was the key to advancing towards normalized relations with the US. The blockade is unjust, inhuman, immoral and illegal and should unilaterally and unconditionally cease.

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Civilians evacuated from Mosul

In Iraq, troops have been advancing on Mosul from the south, east and north after an offensive was launched on October 17 to retake the last major Iraqi city under Isil control. Another six villagers were tied to the back of a auto and dragged through the street because they were related to a tribal leader battling IS, Colville said.

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Bangladesh vs England: Michael Vaughan warns Three Lions risk whitewash in India

Speaking after the first Test in Chittagong , England coach Trevor Bayliss gave a positive outlook on Anderson. England batsmen struggled against the home team spinners in both innings. The match was Bangladesh's first Test in almost in 15 months but showcased how the one-time whipping boys of global cricket have made steady progress in recent years.

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Operation to clear Calais migrant camp 'accomplished'

More than 1,200 police officers have been deployed for the clearance operation at the camp , which is unpopular locally and has required a large security presence to prevent migrants reaching the United Kingdom on lorries or trains heading across the Channel.

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Russian Federation extends Aleppo ceasefire for another 24 hours

Around 250,000 civilians are trapped in the rebel-held east of the city under near-continuous siege since mid-July amid devastating bombardment by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, AFP reported. Russian Federation launched an air campaign in support of Assad a year ago, helping his forces win some key ground. The relentless bombing of Aleppo, the country's largest city and its commercial hub before the war, has caused global outrage.

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'Prime Target': Prosecutors Say NSA Contractor Could Flee to Foreign Power

Those documents were leaked by a group calling itself the "Shadow Brokers", but there is nothing in court filings - and nothing said in court Friday - that connects Martin to that group. Martin knows Russian, prosecutors say, and presents a flight risk if he's released and even if he has no intention of fleeing he would be a prime target for a foreign intelligence agency.

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Philippines' Duterte on foreign troops: 'I want them out'

Golez agreed with Enrile that a security umbrella was important as long as China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea . The close relationship between Philippines and the United States, while complicated and at times acrimonious, has existed for more than a century, and the Philippines has been the closest US ally in the region for 70 years.

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Money Collection From National Guard Soldiers Ordered to Repay Bonuses Suspended

Many had wages garnished and racked up penalties and other debt trying to pay back the bonuses. Carter has ordered the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to suspend all efforts to collect reimbursement from the affected California National Guard members.

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Russian Federation withdraws request to refuel Syria-bound warships in Spanish port

The Russian firepower in and around Syria has also effectively precluded the imposition of a "no-fly zone", a policy promoted by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and much of the U.S. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels at the start of the meetings of NATO Defense Ministers, Stoltenberg described Russia's continued support for the Assad regime in Syria as "deeply troubling".

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Four killed after truck flies off San Diego bridge onto festival below

The crash was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. Although the names of the deceased were not immediately released, the California Highway Patrol said the victims were a man, 62, and a woman, 50, from Chandler, Ariz., and a man 59 and a woman, 49, from Hacienda Heights.

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Barton lead Nuggets past Pelicans, Davis, 107-102

However, Bojan Bogdanovich missed back-to-back 3-pointers on the same possession, and Isaiah Thomas iced the game with two free throws with 11.9 seconds left. Hassan Whiteside scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked four shots. For historical reference, Davis is the first player in National Basketball Association history with 45+ points, 15+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 5+ steals in a single game.

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Rodrigo Duterte Speaks Soothingly to Japan

President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted all foreign troops out of the Philippines in two years as he continued his tirades against the US during his three-day visit in Japan, a key American ally. While Japan does not directly face the South China Sea , the issue of maritime sovereignty is pertinent to its concerns over Beijing's territorial claims to the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

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Mosul Today: Civilians on the move as Mosul fight progresses

Humanitarian workers fear being overwhelmed by huge outflows when the civilians trapped in Mosul find a way out, in an emergency that could dwarf previous displacement crises in Iraq. Two Iraqi intelligence officials told the AP that IS leaders withdrew from Mosul when the operation began, but since then some 200 fighters have been sent from Syria into Iraq as the Iraqi forces advanced.

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Vandal Axes and Sledgehammers Trump's Walk of Fame Star into Oblivion

It is not the first time that Trump' s star has been vandalised since he announced the presidential bid. Every week until the election, The Breeze will highlight an important story from both the Trump and Clinton campaigns. Meanwhile, the department is asking the public to call them at (213) 972-2971 with any tips that may help identify him. Trump was given the star in 2007 in recognition of his role as host of The Apprentice .

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Rights group: torture reports after failed coup in Turkey

In a 43-page report published Tuesday, Human Rights Watch said that a state of emergency adopted after the coup attempt - which is still in effect - has weakened safeguards against torture. The report also quoted a police officer telling a detainee, "Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you ". Turkey's Justice Ministry has denied that prisoners are ill-treated and says a unit has been established to investigate claims.

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Trump vows to spend big on White House race

Johnson carried the state in 1964. Other recent polls show Clinton with a lead ranging from 2 points to 12 points. A P.R.R.I. poll released Tuesday showed about six in 10 Americans think the country would be better served by more women in public office, with women more strongly in favor by about two to one .

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Syrian rebels oust ISIL from its 'propaganda town' of Dabiq

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also voiced Turkey's willingness to become involved in a coalition operation to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from IS. Iraqi forces began advancing Sunday midnight on Mosul, the last Daesh stronghold in northern Iraq. AFP's correspondent in Aleppo said there had been almost non-stop air raids on the opposition-held half of the city since midnight.

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ISIS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields

It's part of a wave that the coalition and worldwide aid group are ill-prepared to manage: As many as 200,000 are expected to be driven from their homes during the offensive, though camps set up nearby can only accommodate about a third of them.

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'Jungle' asylum seeker camp goes up in flames

For numerous migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and other conflict zones, the closure of the Jungle marked the end of a dream to reach Britain , which lies a tantalisingly short sea crossing away. "I can't stress enough how frightened children are", said Sang. Success in closing down the camp carries heavy political implications for French President Francois Hollande, who is deeply unpopular and has yet to decide whether to seek re-election next year.

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Heathrow Airport boss: No policy or political reason stopping third runway

Prime Minister May has suggested that there may not be a major vote in parliament on the issue until winter 2017/18, despite the belief of senior government and opposition figures that a decision would be made this autumn. Apologies for devoting another column this week to the tediously long-running saga of Heathrow Airport, but the government has once again booted the issue into the long grass, though a patch of nettles might be a better description.

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Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack

Clinton is not the only one who has called for such a zone, however. On Putin, Clapper called him "somewhat of a throwback" to the "czar era". "But I wouldn't want to be conclusively definitive about that, specifically whether a nation state may have been behind that or not".

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Banker 'waved knife at pedestrians after killings'

He threatened to cut off her nipples on film, and told her to tell him she loved him or he'd hit her. Jutting used a belt, sex toys, a pair of pliers and his fists to torture Ningsih before eventually slitting her throat with a serrated-edged knife, according to the prosecution.

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Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea

Senior officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States have agreed to intensify pressure on North Korea - through possible further unilateral and United Nations sanctions - after the reclusive state conducted two nuclear tests this year.

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Hong Kong legislators defy ban as standoff continues

Last Tuesday, the High Court denied an application for an interim injunction filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the two lawmakers-elect from retaking their oaths of office, saying that would constitute an unreasonable deprivation of the constitutional rights of the Youngspiration duo who were lawfully elected to the Legislative Council.

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Netanyahu recalls UNESCO ambassador

AJC deplored the UNESCO World Heritage Committee adoption today of a resolution seeking to erase the age-old Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova distanced herself from that resolution, saying in a statement that "nowhere more than in Jerusalem do Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritage and traditions share space".

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Syria sends warning to Turkey

The Pentagon has said the planning for numerous attacks begins in Raqqa. The U.S. -led coalition faces a more daunting challenge in Syria, where the U.S. "If there is a threat posed to Turkey, we are ready to use all our resources including a ground operation...to eliminate that threat", Cavusoglu said.


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