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Dreamworld won't open until funerals - CEO

The park also denied the Australian Worker's Union (AWU) internal information about park safety. Brisbane man Samson Sherrin has also come forward to media, claiming he nearly drowned after falling from a log ride when visiting the park in April.

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Thousands take to social media, vow to boycott Black Thursday

All of these contributing factors act as a deterrent to people heading out to stores on Black Friday , because they really do not have to in order to get the best deals. Across Europe, one in four USA dollars spent on holiday shopping will be generated from a mobile device. But if shoppers were given the chance to change something about this American tradition, it has to be the tendency of big-time retailers to keep all upcoming deals in total secrecy until the actual Black Friday arrives.

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Spain's Rajoy secures votes to form minority government

In the first vote he needed an absolute majority in the 350-seat chamber, but on Saturday he will only need more votes in favor than against. He got 170 "yes" votes while 111 lawmakers voted against him and 68 legislators abstained. Rajoy sounded conciliatory in a speech to parliament this week, offering to work with opponents on issues like pension and education reform. He has also opened the door to dialogue with the regional government in the northeastern Catalonia region, which is seeking ...

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Hmmm: Hillary lead cut in half in WaPo/ABC tracking poll

What a difference". "I just want to make that decision at a later date", said Trump , when asked whether he would co-operate with a Clinton administration. The poll shows that nonwhites who aren't black or Hispanic are splitting evenly between Trump and Clinton - 42-42 percent. Both measures are similar to four years ago, and almost identical percentages of Clinton and Trump supporters are reporting high attention to the race.

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Samajwadi MP's aide held in Pakistani spy case

Farhat, the PA of SP's Rajya Sabha MP Munabbar Saleem, was detained last night. Farhat is the fourth arrest in the case. Speaking to ANI, the SP MP Munawwar Saleem, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 2012 by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, said, "I had appointed the PA a year back after due parliamentary checks, I am ready to extend all support during probe".

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NATO seeks to manage Russia's new military deployments

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday, and Schultz reports that Russia's withdrawal of the fueling request helped ease pressures at the meeting. In recent weeks alone, Russian Federation has moved battleships toward the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, shifted nuclear-capable missile-launchers into its Kaliningrad enclave neighboring Poland and continued flying bombers down the western European coast.

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Hadi rejects UN peace plan for Yemen

The Saudi military has a supply of USA -made, surface-to-air Patriot missile batteries it previously has fired at Houthi-launched missiles. Given the heavy volume of traffic around the Strait of Hormuz and the Arabian Gulf, the three-star admiral said "plenty" of other shipments would have gone through to Yemen.

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ISIS using "tens of thousands" as human shields in Mosul

State-sanctioned Shiite militias have launched an attack on the Islamic State group west of the Iraqi city of Mosul but reiterated that they would not enter the Sunni majority city. Wagga reported the forces may be storming Hammam al-Alil soon, but with civilians still present all forces are holding off. Shamdasani explained: "Forced out by gunpoint, or killed if they resist, these people are reportedly being moved to strategic locations where ISIL fighters are located".

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Syria rebels 'in push to break Aleppo siege'

He said the us -led coalition, which is providing airstrikes and ground support to the Iraqi military and Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga, is not playing any role in the Shiite militias' advance. "The Idlib school attack has been very much hyped lately", the Russian minister said. Saturday's fighting comes a day after Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive aiming to break a weeks-long government siege on the eastern rebel-held neighborhoods of Syria's largest city.

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Mishra takes five as India maul New Zealand to win series

The visitors lost eight wickets with addition of just 16 runs in space of 51 balls dashing hopes of their first bilateral series win in India. Adam Parore's sensible innings could have made that possible had it not been the five-wicket haul from Anil Kumble which handed India a victory by 12 runs.

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Syrian forces launch counterattack to regain insurgent-held territory

State media reported that five civilians were killed. Rebel groups "announce the start of the battle to break the siege of Aleppo", said Abu Yusef Muhajir, a military commander and spokesman for Ahrar Al Sham. Up to 115 people were killed or wounded, it added. Rebels also shelled areas near the Hmeimim air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, which is a launch pad for Russian airstrikes against rebels, the Observatory added.

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44 cops, 3 militants killed in Quetta police college attack

Monday's attack was the latest in a string of deadly attacks in Quetta . "They. knocked at the locked rooms and told the cadets that they were from the army , and when they opened the doors, they fired at them", 22-year-old cadet Hikmatullah said, according to the BBC.

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Aleppo a 'slaughterhouse', says UN Human Rights chief; warns of war crimes

The Britain-based Observatory said at least three civilians including a woman and a child were killed in rocket strikes targeting a rebel-held area, warning that with several people wounded the death toll could rise. No aid has entered Aleppo since July 7 and United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has warned food rations will run out by the end of the month. The UN has been criticised by the Syrian opposition for focusing more on enabling people to leave than providing relief supplies to allow ...

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Yemenis in Sanaa react to new 72-hour ceasefire

On Sunday, following talks in London, the US, Britain and the UN's peace envoy urged the warring parties to declare a truce. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the truce "requires all parties to implement a full and comprehensive halt to military activities of any kind , and help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance".

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Foul-mouthed Duterte promises God he will stop swearing

Latest data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed that contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that he loses two policemen a day to anti-drug operations, the police force lost 7 personnel in less than four months. "I am inviting the European Union, send the best lawyers of your own, also the rapporteurs, to come to the Philippines". Blinken said that the US would continue to conduct freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea that challenge Beijing's territorial ...

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New Day, New Threats from Philippine President Duterte

Today, there are five US military bases in various parts of the Philippines . In late September, Duterte suggested he also wants U.S. Special Forces to vacate Mindanao - citing the danger they are in. Asked to clarify the president's remarks, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Duterte did not mean United States troops would be ousted, stressing that "our national interests still continue to converge".

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East Midlands Airport calls for more support after Heathrow announcement

The Department for Transport claims a new runway will bring economic benefits worth up to £61 billion. Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has confirmed he will resign from Parliament in protest over the government's decision to expand Heathrow Airport with a third runway.

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Gambia pulls out of International Criminal Court, citing hypocrisy

He singled out the case of former British prime minister Tony Blair, who the court decided not to indict over the Iraq war. "We made it very clear that if the ICC fails to bring those responsible to justice, the Islamic Republic of The Gambia would be obliged to use other more stringent options to make those responsible for the deaths of thousands of young African migrants on the European coast face justice or pay a very high price for their racist genocide".

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More protests despite accord between Maduro, opposition

In Caracas, students casually sat on the country's main highway. "Maduro has shown how scared he is that the people will express themselves", opposition leader Henrique Capriles said. Angel Medina, an opposition leader in the Venezuelan General Assembly, described the situation via text messages as "precarious". "I salute the peaceful protest - up to this point - of the opposition, very good".

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First Calais 'Jungle' camp children arrive in UK

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the Home Office had sent a team to Calais to identify the children who qualify to come to Britain, and that it is acting urgently to get them to the UK. He said while it was "very welcome that at last the government has taken some official steps to get the children coming". Archbishop Rowan Williams said Britain can expect 150-200 more child asylum seekers in the next few weeks.

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Plane catches fire on O'Hare runway

A backup plane was available to take passengers who still wished to fly to Miami to their destination. "I'm thinking the plane is going to blow up". A video tweeted by a witness on the ground showed the airliner with a large column of smoke rising from its right and flames billowing beneath the fuselage.

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Rebels in Aleppo attack, Putin cautious on new Russian raids

The Islamic Front rebel coalition announced on Twitter that the ultra-conservative Ahrar al-Sham group had targeted a military airport to the east of the city with Grad rockets and destroyed a government position to the west of the city. "The fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq is the priority", said Rouhani, adding that the territorial integrity of both countries must be preserved.

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Pence Says Hacking Evidence Points To Russia

He calmed the press members aboard the plane and even de-boarded to greet and take pictures with the first responders. Mike's Democratic rival tweeted she was " glad to hear " he was safe, while Donald, at a rally in OH, gushed all over his running mate.

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Family of 11 killed by airstrikes in Yemen

The official Saudi Press Agency quoted a coalition commander as saying that the missile was sacked from Yemen's northeastern Saada province, a traditional Houthi stronghold. In another major development, the US Navy for the first time targeted Houthis directly. The war in Yemen began in 2014 when Shiite rebels, known as Iran-backed Houthis based in the north, seized the capital Sanaa .

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Michelle Obama shows support for Clinton at rally

Obama said as she addressed an enthusiastic, 11,000-person crowd in Winston-Salem, one of Clinton's biggest gatherings of her campaign. He has a nine percent chance of winning the election, the forecast says, compared to Clinton's 91 percent chance.

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Bulldozers start demolishing French migrant camp

On Thursday morning, Help Refugees also witnessed a number of minors being taken away by police from the school where they had spent the night. They still have their sites set on making it to the UK. At least 30 people slept on the ground outside the containers. "We are extremely concerned to hear reports of children sleeping rough following the demolition of the Calais "Jungle".

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Trump vows to spend big on election race

As recently as Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee was insisting he would cross the $100 million threshold by the end of the election, something GOP allies have urged him to do for months to resuscitate his stumbling campaign and augment their capabilities on the air and the ground.

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Brother and sister dead, children lucky to escape, Australia theme park accident

Four people were killed while on a river rapids ride at the popular theme park on Australia's east coast. Ms Low's son and Ms Goodchild's daughter survived. Mr Dorsett and Ms Goodchild's mother, Kim Dorsett, said her devastated 12-year-old granddaughter was blaming herself for the tragedy. "But if the families are watching, I have spoken to a number of them and we will look after them".

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First lady says Clinton is her friend

With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question their abilities to heal the country's wounds after a volatile presidential race.

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Corrupt Prime Minister a 'security risk' for Pakistan, says Imran Khan

PTI Chairman Imran Khan raised questioned over the issue that why PML-N was allowed to hold rallies in KP on taxpayers money, while his party was barred from holding a peaceful protest. Warning the Punjab police to avoid confrontation with "peaceful protesters", Imran said, "The government has turned Punjab police into Gulu Butt". "Police will not be able to stop the workers from reaching Islamabad on November 2", he said.

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Pakistan says it will expel Indian diplomat

India's decision to declare a Pakistan High Commission staffer in Delhi as persona non-grata was conveyed by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who summoned Pakistan's envoy Abdul Basit. "They used to meet once in a month at a pre-decided place to exchange documents and money", said Mr Yadav, adding that the two Indians from the northern state of Rajasthan had been arrested.

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Syria's Aleppo scene of 'historic' crimes: United Nations rights chief

He added that if the US -led coalition was ready to act jointly, Turkey would do "whatever is necessary" against IS in Raqqa, but Kurdish militants should not have a role. The United Nations had hoped to use the "humanitarian pause" to evacuate seriously wounded people and possibly deliver aid. Security concerns forced the United Nations to delay planned evacuations from Syria's Aleppo , it said, as Russian Federation extended a truce that was largely holding into a 3rd day Saturday, ...

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Bye lands at perfect time for ailing Steelers

Not that it ever is. With the new touchback rule encouraging the Patriots to use more "pop-up" kicks to the goal line this season, might Gostkowski's swing have been altered? The two dropped passes on third downs in the first half that cut drives short.

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US general: Iraqis have retaken 40 villages from ISIS near Mosul

Shias fled the town when Isis overran the region in 2014, declaring a caliphate over parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Soliman Mohamed Daud, a senior UNHCR supply officer, told The Associated Press that 7,000 units of the relief aid will be sent to northern Iraq .

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Iraqi forces push towards Mosul as Shiite militias join battle

Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen are already fighting on Assad's side in the country's civil war, and the coalition is now participating in an Iraqi government offensive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State. Islamic State returned fire with machine guns and mortars. Almost two weeks into the Mosul campaign launched by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the advance along the Tigris river valley south of Mosul has been slower than on the eastern front, where Kurdish peshmerga ...


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