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Rebels in Aleppo attack, Vladimir Putin cautious on new Russian raids

At least 15 civilians were killed, among them children, and 100 injured in the rebel shelling in western Aleppo , he added. Al-Muallem said his government was ready to observe a new ceasefire for Aleppo on the condition that foreign powers backing rebel groups could ensure that civilians could use the period to evacuate the city.

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CPC solicits opinions on intra-Party documents

China's ruling Communist Party declared its General Secretary Xi Jinping the "core" of its leadership on Thursday, elevating his already powerful status. "The question is to what extent the collective leadership is to be exercised in a democratic way". The moves served to institutionalize Xi's four-year-old anti-graft campaign, which has helped him consolidate power while punishing more than 1 million officials.

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Hillary Clinton is Spending More on Her Own Campaign Than Donald Trump

It was Clinton - with her $50,000 donation - who was the biggest self-funder in October. "I'll have over $100 million of my own money in this campaign", Trump said at a rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, on October 21 while mulling the prospect of losing the presidential race.

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Canada summit to sign trade deal postponed as talks go on

Resistance from Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region had threatened to derail the pact between the 28-member bloc and Canada, the world's 10th biggest economy. Trudeau's office was awaiting a call from EU President Donald Tusk's office early Thursday with further details. Speaking to reporters outside the House of Commons Thursday afternoon, Freeland said: "It's important for people to appreciate that while today, this morning, we absolutely had a positive development, there are still ...

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Operation launched to retake town near Mosul

Jihadists have killed scores of people and taken tens of thousands to use as human shields in the Mosul area, the United Nations said, as Iraqi forces temporarily halted their advance on the city. Iraqi, Kurdish and allied forces, backed by USA air power, have advanced in their push to retake Mosul, IS's de facto capital in Iraq. The battle for Mosul is expected to be the biggest in the 13 years of turmoil unleashed in Iraq by the 2003 USA -led invasion which toppled former president Saddam ...

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Ardent Leisure says amusement park ride deaths will impact earnings

Ardent's chief executive Deborah Thomas laid flowers outside the park on Friday in front of more employees, many of them in tears. I would like to say to Mrs Dorsett, my honest sympathies for what you are going through and on behalf of staff and management our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with you.

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US Calls Alleged Theft By NSA Contractor 'Breathtaking' In Longevity, Scale

Prosecutors have said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who searched Martin's home and vehicle in August found evidence of a "breathtaking" theft of top secret government information . "The handwritten notes also include descriptions of the most basic concepts associated with classified operations, as if the notes were intended for an audience outside of the Intelligence Community unfamiliar with the details of its operations", prosecutors said in their filing.

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Daesh vehicle bombs, mortars slow down Iraqi advance on Mosul

The U.S. -trained CTS has spearheaded most of the offensives against Islamic State over the past year, including the capture of Ramadi and Falluja, west of Baghdad. A cloud of black smoke wreathed some frontline villages, probably caused by oil fires, a tactic the militants use to escape air surveillance. It was not yet clear whether the drone was carrying explosives or it was just surveying the area.

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Putin offers Pakistan help in fighting terrorism after Quetta blast

According to Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti , one of the militants was killed by the security forces while the remaining two terrorists detonated their explosive vests. Medical workers treat injured policemen at hospital after militants attacked the Balochistan Police College in Quetta . There were disparate figures as to the number of attackers.

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US troops heading to front of new Cold War with Putin

The deployment will see up to 800 United Kingdom armored infantry troops deployed to Estonia next May for six months, and Royal Air Force fighter jets deployed to Romania for up to four months, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD). "One of many reasons why the new Cold War is different from the old is the extreme asymmetry in conventional forces, with the USA and its allies stronger that they used to be, and Russia much weaker than the former Soviet Union", says Andrey Kortunov, a ...

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Turkish-backed rebels advance in northern Syria - Turkish army

The SDF declared their intent to capture the city earlier this year. Ibrahim al-Haj, a resident of eastern Aleppo and a volunteer with the White Helmets, a team of first responders in the besieged city, said no one trust safe passages without United Nations supervisions.

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Erdogan says Turkish offensive will push on for Raqqa

A secondary conflict puts all of them at war with Islamic State. Earlier this week, Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces have warned Turkey of any potential military intervention in Iraq, stating that it will be met "decisively and with force".

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Chibok Girls release: Party leaders react in Anambra

Abana, who has been living in Nasarawa state, which neighbors Abuja , was not without anxiety as numerous girls reportedly have been forced to marry Boko Haram fighters. "This is not a swap , but a release", Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's minister of information and culture, told journalists yesterday. On Wednesday, Boko Haram was believed to be behind a suicide attack that saw eight people killed in Maiduguri.

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Oil rises above US$50 as USA inventory drop balances OPEC doubts

But the rebound was limited by doubts about whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which meets November 30 in Vienna, will succeed in its planned production cut. The contract fell to $49.86 earlier, the lowest since October 3. It's the lowest close since September 30. Total volume traded was about 26 percent below the 100-day average.

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Clinton Confident About New FBI E-Mail Probe

Ryan called the FBI's decision "long overdue" and hammered Clinton for her "reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators". "We've heard these rumors", she said. "She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information", he wrote on Twitter.

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Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo amid intense clashes

The Syrian army said in a statement that troops had repelled rebel attacks on all fronts and inflicted human losses among the attackers. This comes ten days after Russian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Aleppo . He said that time is not on Aleppo's side, adding that "if the terrorists in Aleppo were not defeated, there will be more bloodshed". State media reported that five civilians were killed.

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US sees "too many"' troubling statements from Philippines' Duterte

I can not do that. Why? "Even as we arrive in Beijing, close to winter, this is a springtime of our friendship", Duterte said , according to the AP. Xi told Duterte that China and the Philippines were brothers and they could "appropriately handle disputes", though he did not mention the South China Sea in remarks made in front of reporters.

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Trump's gives $10 million, still short on investment promise

Chris Christie, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Breitbart executive and currrent Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon - have not contributed to their candidate's campaign, either. The infusion doesn't quite bring Trump to $66 million of his own money invested in his campaign - still short of his original $100 million goal. He also believes Clinton could be her own worst enemy, being too confident in poll results.

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United Nations gets release of 876 children detained by Nigeria military

The terror group Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out the attacks, according to statements from Maiduguri military chief Brig. Porter said numerous freed children were younger than 5, some still being breast-fed, and were detained because their parents were suspects.

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Parents talk about Halloween safety

Now, the department is sharing a few tips to keep kids safe. Please monitor your children to make sure they don't share their candy with pets. Xylitol, a sweetener found in chewing gum can be a bad hazard as well. Besides the scary noise and activity that can upset your pets, sometimes animals become targets of "tricks", especially black cats. Halloween means trick-or-treating and pumpkins, but it can also pose dangers for local furry friends.

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UNESCO approves new Jerusalem resolution

He said UNESCO's "anti-Israel obsession... will only inflame existing tensions surrounding the Temple Mount" and the resolution is "a symptom of the longstanding Palestinian and the larger Arab world's rejection of the historical connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish People".

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Iraqi forces push into town south of Mosul

Iraqi pro-government forces who are taking part in the operation against Islamic State militants at the al-Shura area, south of Mosul. More than 5,000 USA troops have been deployed to Iraq, the majority of whom are backing the ongoing operation directly or indirectly, according to the Pentagon .

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Gunmen kill 2 custom officers in southwestern Pakistan

At least 260 cadets were rescued during the operation, which lasted through early Tuesday. The assault caught numerous recruits asleep in their dorms and forced cadets and trainers to jump off rooftops and run for their lives to escape the attackers.

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170 people escape at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

The passengers were to be placed on another flight to Miami Friday evening. "Planes are meant to fly with one engine", said Walsh, who has also flown Boeing 767s. "This could have been absolutely devastating if it happened later, if it happened farther". One video showed passengers coming down emergency slides and running away from the aircraft, with black smoke and flames visible on the right side of the plane.

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FBI Led Back To Clinton Email Server Case By Anthony Weiner Investigation

According to The New York Times , the FBI found these re-scrutinized emails on Anthony Weiner's computer during an investigation of illicit text messages that were allegedly sent by Wiener to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. Clinton also confirmed to the media she had not been contacted by the bureau in advance of the letter being sent out to members of Congress, and had not heard from them since.

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Police clear out protesters from North Dakota pipeline site

The main camp of the protesters is on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The agency has taken no steps to evict protesters from that camp, citing free speech reasons. The confrontation came a day after hundreds of law enforcement officers forced out a larger encampment of activists in what was the most chaotic turn in the months-long protest against the pipeline that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others argue could endanger water supplies and disturb cultural sites.

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More than 12.6 million votes cast

In 2012 , President Obama built up a lead in Ohio's big cities that Republican challenger Mitt Romney could not overcome on Election Day. This election, with the addition of a mountain area location and a location in Yucca Valley, people wanting to vote early will now have more options than ever before.

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Xi declared 'core' in male-dominated, anti-graft China politics

The core leader title marks a significant strengthening of Xi's position before a key party congress next year, at which a new standing committee, the pinnacle of power in China, will be constituted. It said the Party needed to be empowered to successfully purify, perfect, reform and upgrade itself, resist corruption and withstand risks, thus, safeguarding the authority of the Central Committee and the Party's unity, advancement and purity.

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Britain sends tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault backed the United States claim, saying that the attacks "could not be the work of the rebels, as you need planes to launch bombs". Russian Federation has moved nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles into Kaliningrad with one official saying Russian Federation appears eager to dominate that body of water.

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A look at the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation news on the Clinton email case

The tens of thousands of confidential emails from Clinton campaign insiders that were hacked - she and the government say by Russian Federation - and then released by WikiLeaks have provided a steady stream of questions about her policy positions, personnel choices and ties with her husband's sprawling charitable network and post-presidential pursuits.

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Shiite militias launch operation near Iraq's Mosul

That's according to a new report from the United Nations human rights chief. Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as "human shields" in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, the UN Human rights office said on Friday.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kathua sector of J&K; BSF retaliates

Saturday's incident comes after terrorists mutilated an army jawan after crossing the Line of Control. The photos show people wounded in firing getting treated in the hospitals in the villages located on Pakistan border villages. The Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated and targeted an unknown number of Pakistani posts across the boundary. However, firing exchanges do take place time to time across the border and shelling has increased in recent days.

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New email issues spell potential trouble for Clinton

Clinton said she was "confident whatever (the emails) are will not change the conclusion reached in July", when Comey said he wouldn't recommend criminal charges in the matter. Trump said of Clinton: "We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office ". The US State Department said on Friday it will cooperate with the FBI's investigation.

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ISIL has 'abducted 8000 families to use as human shields' in Mosul

It has received reports of more than 200 people being killed for refusing to comply with IS orders or previously belonging to Iraqi security forces. With Kurdish and Iraqi forces rapidly closing in on the city, Isis has shipped civilians from areas around Mosul into strategic areas.

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In hats and t-shirts, Trump fans rally in Jerusalem's Old City

France abstained from voting in the first resolution , passed on October 13, which was followed by a almost identical one this week, criticizing Israel and referring to the Temple Mount, one of Judaism's most sacred sites, by its Arabic name of Al Haram al-Sharif.


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