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Mikel Reacts to the Release of the Chibok Girls

Boko Haram had abducted 276 girls - ages 16 to 18 - at a boarding school in Chibok , Nigeria, in April 2014, which attracted global outcry. As many as 57 girls escaped nearly immediately in 2014, and one was found this spring. But the President while speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, said his admimistration will continue to push for the release of the other girls.

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Pakistan police arrest opposition activists ahead of protest

Pakistan on Thursday banned all public gatherings in Islamabad for two months, setting the stage for confrontation ahead of a major protest aimed at paralysing the capital and unseating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Khan told reporters that he had practically been put under house arrest along with several other party leaders in an attempt to foil his planned siege, but added that he and his supporters would go ahead with his plan "despite the government's coercive actions".

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Moscow extends Aleppo ceasefire

As a "humanitarian pause" in attacks, declared unilaterally by Russia, entered a second day - and as the besieged rebel-held eastern side of the city had a respite from the Syrian and Russian airstrikes that have devastated the area - the United Nations official, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, called for a war crimes investigation.

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Trump Adviser: We're Behind Because Clinton Has Advantages

Smith IV, the event namesake's great-grandson. At Wednesday's presidential debate, he relentlessly bashed the former Secretary of State, at one point interrupting her to call her a "nasty woman". Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledged on Sunday that Mr Trump trails rival Hillary Clinton in national and key battle ground state opinion polls.

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Texas presidential poll shows Trump with lead going into election

A Trump campaign spokesperson did not return a request for comment. If you've been keeping up with all the coverage of the presidential election lately, you've probably heard that Donald Trump has begun to rebound somewhat after a dismal month of October following three poor debate performances.

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New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse but no deaths reported

But initial images of damage to historical buildings from Sunday's quake show devastation is some parts. The USGS said that the epicenter of the quake was noted at 68 km towards east, south-east of Perugia and it was 108 km deep. The first quake hit at 7 p.m. (1 p.m. ET) between Perugia and Macerata, according to ANSA. "It was like a bomb went off ", said the town's deputy mayor, Pierluigi Altavilla.

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Rebel Shelling in Aleppo Kills 3 Children, 1 Adult

Aleppo's front line runs through the heart of the city, dividing rebels in the east from government troops in the west. The rebels started their offensive on Friday from the southwestern countryside of Aleppo with the aim of breaking the siege imposed by the Syrian army on rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo .

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Three dead and 12 wounded in neighborhood shooting in LA

Lopez said two possible suspects were being questioned. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: "We must take action against easy access to firearms and the thoughtless, indiscriminate, murderous use of them". "It was a bloody scene with shell casings everywhere", Xinhua news agency quoted Frank Preciado of Los Angeles Police Department as saying. The shooting occurred in the early hours of Saturday after an argument broke out at a party in a restaurant, broadcaster KABC said.

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Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' Will Probably Sell Out After Booker Win

Paul Beatty on Tuesday became the first American to win the British Man Booker Prize for his racial satire " The Sellout ". Judges said Beatty's provocative book was a satire to rank with the classics, and as timely as the evening news.

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'I'd never heard of him' - Chelsea boss Conte on Kante

The France global, who was his second signing for Chelsea during the summer, has grown in influence recently and has played a prominent part in Chelsea's upturn in Premier League form. "Instead I said N'Golo is playing very well with us and we are very pleased to have this player with us". Conte had agreed to return to club management prior to the tournament, feeling disillusioned with global management, and while Italy's run at the Euros rekindled some of those long-lost feelings of ...

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Getting North Korea to denuclearise 'probably a lost cause': US Intelligence chief

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam. "Intel guys are supposed to tell you what they assess of the world, but are supposed to steer clear of talking about policy", Cossa said . " Our policy has not changed ", Blinken said. Disregarding worldwide sanctions, North Korea has repeatedly tested nuclear bombs underground, as well as missiles that could theoretically carry warheads to the United States .

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Tony Blair wants another vote on Brexit

This news story is related to Print/160368-UK-economy-resists-Brexit-for-now/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. The Downing Street office of Prime Minister Theresa May immediately rejected the suggestion, with a spokesman stressing "there will be no second referendum, Britain is leaving the European Union".

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Erdogan warns Shiite militias on Tel Afar

Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake militant-held Mosul last week. The offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city, which is still home to more than 1 million people, is expected to take weeks, if not months. Commanders said most of the IS fighters withdrew earlier this week with civilians. Their goal is to cut off any option of retreat by Islamic State insurgents into neighboring Syria or any reinforcement for their defense of Mosul .

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IS storms Pakistan police academy, 60 killed

It was also claimed by the Islamic State group, which released photographs of the attackers-one of whom bore a strong resemblance to a fighter who was killed by security forces in the attack. The minister said that the attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al Alami group affiliated to Pakistani Taliban. Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Monday, reportedly taking hostages.

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Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over

The French government declared the informal refugee camp known as "The Jungle" closed on Wednesday after a police operation to clear and close the sprawling settlement. She said: "It's all very, very distressing - there's no information being given at all and these are the most vulnerable children in the camp who should have taken first priority when the camp was being evicted at the beginning of the week".

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Rubio: Supporting Trump a personal decision

He was greeted by a group of volunteers wearing Rubio campaign t-shirts and playing Plena, a rhythmic style of music native to Ponce, Puerto Rico. He stopped for selfies along the way. "But that was the result of the Republican primary we had". Rubio is trying to tar me with Donald Trump , because he knows how unsafe and how much that is hurting him, which is why Sen.

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Large scale rebel offensive to break Syrian government blockade of Aleppo

Syrian rebels launched a counter-attack on government forces and their allies in western Aleppo on Friday. At least 15 civilians were killed in the rebel bombardment, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, with more than 100 wounded and clashes continued around the city.

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Google Parent Company Alphabet Q3 2016 Earnings Bolstered By Mobile, YouTube

Still, the non-advertising revenue is growing faster on a percentage basis than total revenues, and that trend may continue as Alphabet's advertising model is pressured by cheaper mobile device ads. Shares in Alphabet , the world's second biggest company by market value, were up 1.6% in after-hours trading. Google said Q3 earnings per share minus items rose 23% to $9.06 from the year-earlier period.

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Andy Murray receives a walkover into the final — ATP Vienna

Tournament favourite Andy Murray will be expected to claim a third successive title on Sunday at the expense of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He played a very long match yesterday [against Viktor Troicki], so that was unfortunate for him. It will be a hard match but I'm motivated to finish the season strong. He leads Tsonga 12-3 in career meetings and has won the last four matches against the 15th-ranked Frenchman.

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes kill over 30 Yemen rebels, prisoners

One of the Saturday attacks targeted the As Salw district in Ta'izz, killing at least 16 people, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported. On October. The conflict in Yemen has left more than 10,000 dead and injured and displaced almost 3 million people. Saudi coalition spokesman general Ahmed Asiri said the strikes were based on wrong information, apologizing to the families' victims.

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20 'minor injuries' after plane fire at Chicago airport

Twenty people were taken to the hospital with injuries mainly from the evacuation, officials said. "As a result of the uncontained engine failure a fuel pool fire erupted under the right wing", she said. "There was substantial fire on the starboard (right) side of the aircraft", he said. What caused the engine to fail has not yet been determined, she said at a press conference.

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Things Have Changed: 'Speechless' Bob Dylan finally addresses Nobel Prize win

However, Dylan reportedly told a United Kingdom newspaper he meant to pick up the award in person "if at all possible". "On 13 October, 2016, the Swedish Academy announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, '" the organization said.

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Dozens Feared Dead After Airstrikes Hit Prisons in Yemen

The city is under the control of Houthi rebels, who have been battling the government since 2014. The Houthis' TV network al-Masirah said that 43 people were killed in the airstrikes but it was not immediately possible to verify that account.

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Islamic State uses human shields in Mosul

John Dorrian, said on Friday that the pause is "widespread" and is expected to last a couple of days. Thousands of people have fled from areas surrounding Mosul, prompting a warning of "massive displacement" when fighting starts inside the Islamic State jihadist group´s last major Iraqi urban stronghold.

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Palestinians, Jordanians warn against opposition to UNESCO vote

UNESCO is responsible for protecting important heritage sites and is one of few global organizations that recognizes Palestine as a member state. "I love Israel and honor and respect the Jewish tradition and it's important we have a president who feels the same way", Trump said in a video message via satellite to several hundred Israelis and Americans who had gathered for the event .

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Pak PM Nawaz Sharif slams Imran Khan's protest campaign

Instead he said the government will be responsible. Khan was under virtual house arrest with a heavy contingent of police surrounding his house in Banni Gala, a leafy suburb of Islamabad , preventing him from leaving - though he has not been formally arrested.

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Pentagon detects failed North Korean missile launch

It was the first attempted missile launch since the North conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test September 9, prompting a wave of worldwide condemnation and efforts to impose new sanctions against the isolated country. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, the North's state media reported on Tuesday.

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Serbia: Cache of weapons found near PM's family home

Vucic was evacuated from the house when the cache was discovered by police on Saturday. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on October 29 that a tip led officials to the cache, which included a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, hand grenades, and sniper-rifle ammunition.

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Trump falls well short of $100 million pledge

The most recent data reflect a shift of nearly a full percentage point toward Trump compared to data collected a day earlier. "Trump's climb is driven by increased support among Republicans, now 84 percent, likely due to an extra boost from Republican women", the CNU pollsters wrote in an analysis of the survey.

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Book of condolences for former Premier Jim Prentice set up in Calgary

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released new images of the crash site on Saturday. Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice , who was the first Indian affairs minister in Stephen Harper's government, is remembered as a "straight shooter" who wanted to "get things done" for First Nation people, according to a Manitoba grand chief.

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Pirate Party aims for gains as Icelanders choose new government

Single parties rarely win outright in Iceland's multiparty electoral system. Explaining how the Pirate Party differs from right-wing populists that have been winning support elsewhere, Aevarsdottir described a different approach to the sense of disenfranchisement that fuels those parties popularity.

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Canada ready to sign long-delayed trade pact

Under the addendum, the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) of the deal, which would allow enterprises to sue European governments, would be determined by the European Court of Justice whether compatible with European treaties. They also agreed to a joint text with Canada that provides a "binding interpretation" of the terms of the pact on certain issues, according to a statement on the council's website.

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Rebel rockets kill 38 civilians in Aleppo: monitor

Friday's rebel assault comes more than three months into a government siege of eastern Aleppo , where more than 250,000 people live, and several weeks after the army began an operation to retake the rebel-held east. Syrian state media said rebels shelled government-held western neighborhoods of Aleppo on Saturday morning wounding at least six people, including a young girl.

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Lottery suspends apps after winning tickets may have been binned

Lottery operator Camelot has pulled its National Lottery app in the United Kingdom after players reported the app incorrectly verifying draw results. It said: "We're sorry the National Lottery apps are now unavailable". People who used the apps to check their results are being advised to re-check them on the National Lottery website. The app has been blocked temporarily.

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UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is expected to pass a decision, condemning Israel

Israeli archaeologists have made public a fragment of an ancient text which they say is the earliest Hebrew reference to Jerusalem outside the Bible - a discovery the government swiftly enlisted as evidence of the Jewish connection to the holy city.


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