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Iceland faces coalition talks after vote

It wasn't clear whether the Independents will be able to assemble a coalition. "We are a leading party in the next government", said Independence leader Bjarni Benediktsson. "We´d rather be naive than corrupt, and the Icelandic people are very sick of the nepotism and corruption", she said. "If people are ready, we are ready", Jonsdottir said.

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'What Happened to Hillary Clinton Was Wrong'

CNN anchor Jake Tapper grilled Hillary Clinton's campaign chair Sunday over the FBI's announcement that it is further examining the investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Clinton herself criticized Comey and called for the FBI to release full details of the latest emails investigation. This summer, Comey said Clinton had been "extremely careless" by allowing sensitive information to be discussed outside secure government servers, but the agency had ...

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South Korea's presidential office cooperating with probe over Park's friend

Park has been accused of letting Choi Sun-sil, a private citizen holding no government posts or security clearances, advise her on matters critical to the state. Lawmakers say they are concerned Choi has draped herself in her father's religious mantle. Choi and Park reportedly became friends in the 1970s, when Choi's late father, Choi Tae-min, a shadowy religious figure who was a Buddhist monk, cult leader and Christian pastor at different points of his life, emerged as Park's mentor.

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Iraq's Shi'ite militias say offensive west of Mosul imminent

Before IS overran it, Tal Afar was a Shiite-majority town in 2014, and militia's main goal is to recapture it. But the involvement of Shia militias in the Mosul operation has raised concerns that sectarian tensions could be worsened, as these militias have previously been accused by rights groups of abuses against civilians in Sunni-majority areas.

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Islamic State using tens of thousands as 'human shields' in Mosul

Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura after a wave of US -led airstrikes and artillery shelling against militant positions inside the town. But hours later, a few families who had hunkered down during the fighting emerged. As the fighting around Mosul intensifies, growing numbers of civilians have sought to flee despite the risks involved.

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Remaining Jungle migrants relocated after two days in limbo

France has renewed its request to the United Kingdom to provide shelters to the almost 1,500 refugee children who are forced to stay in temporary shelters on the site of the Calais "jungle" migrant camp, which has recently been cleared. Media captionThe BBC's Hugh Schofield meets migrants from Calais in their new homes What was the Jungle? "We are anxious about what happens next - there will be multitude of small camps where conditions are even worse than in the Jungle", Moseley said.

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Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators massed outside Venezuela's congress on Thursday as lawmakers inside debated how to remove the socialist president from office amid an escalating political confrontation. "We are working with other governments in the region on this issue to create greater political space in Venezuela and call on the Venezuelan government to live up to the hemisphere's shared commitment to democracy, as articulated in the OAS Charter, the ...

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Clinton's Lead Over Trump Narrows as 57% Express Confidence Democrat Will Win

Just 11 days ago, that lead was more than seven points. "I'm winning in certain polls and then in other polls, the dirty polls we call them, I was losing by numbers that were ridiculous", he said . By Friday, her lead has narrowed to just four points . He was set to wrap up his swing through the Buckeye State later Wednesday night with a rally in Geneva.

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Erdogan warns of Shia militia entering Iraq's Tal Afar

The Iraqi military confirmed the figures, which, including army units, militarized police, special forces and Kurdish fighters would bring the total number of anti-IS forces in the offensive to over 40,000. There have been no major advances over the past two days, as Iraqi forces have sought to consolidate their gains by clearing explosive booby-traps left by the extremists and uncovering tunnels they dug to elude airstrikes.

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Iceland's center-right seeks to govern as Pirates hail gains

Some form of coalition government is certain since no party gained a parliamentary majority in an election overshadowed by public discontent at the establishment after years of financial crisis and political turmoil. @birgittaj : "We don't step back from anything that we said before the election". Iceland's economy was destroyed by the 2008 financial crisis, but growth in the fishing and tourism sectors means the economy is expected to grow by about five per cent this year, much faster than ...

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'No Russian warship will be refuelled in Malta'

Speaking after a two-day meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence ministers in Brussels , Mr Stoltenberg claimed that the planned deployments were a reaction to Russian Federation beefing up forces on its western borders. The survey found supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party were especially anxious, 63 percent of them telling Forsa that war could break out.

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Aleppo ceasefire ends without promised evacuations

This applies to Russia, ' Merkel said in Brussels on Friday. He declined to specify who was responsible for the breakdown in the plans. He says that the evacuations couldn't begin "because the necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure and voluntary" movement of people.

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Buildings Collapse as Another Powerful Earthquake Hits Italy

A number of other churches were also ruined on Sunday, Italian media reported, including Norcia's Cattedrale di Santa Maria, which was built in the 16th century, while the town hall belltower had deep cracks running through its walls. A 6.9-magnitude quake in southern Campania that year killed some 3,000 people and caused extensive damage. Monks at the monastery of San Benedetto, an worldwide Benedictine community in Norcia, tweeted a photo of the collapsed basilica.

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Political analyst: Democrats could retake Senate because of Donald Trump

Speaking at a rally in Springfield, Ohio, as he kicked off a daylong swing through the battleground state, Trump took issue with Clinton's criticism of the Russian leader, who has been denounced in the West for his military assertiveness and anti-democratic tendencies.

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South Korea: Protestors demand President Park's resignation

On Friday, Park Geun-hye ordered the resignation of 10 of her senior secretaries as political turmoil continued to grip the country. Lee, a former prosecutor, said Choi was willing to fully cooperate with the prosecutors in the ongoing probe into the so-called Choi-gate scandal, in which she is alleged to have meddled in the administration's decisions and embezzled funds from two nonprofit foundations.

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All hail the mighty uncle - Chinese welcome Xi as the "core"

Contrary to the 1980 guidelines, the "new guidelines" approved by Xi put emphasis on absolute obedience to party leaders, and call on party members to prepare for an imminent life-and-death struggle against enemies of the state, both foreign and domestic, and not to hesitate to use force whenever necessary.

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Pentagon suspends California National Guard bonus repayments

Carter said. Citing a duty to keep promises to service members, Carter said he's ordering the Pentagon's Defense Finance and Accounting Service to "suspend all efforts to collect reimbursement from affected California National Guard members" until he's satisfied that the process has become more efficient and fair.

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Egypt condemns Yemeni rebels' missile attack on Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led coalition has claimed to be fighting to prevent Houthi rebels allied with Iran and other forces loyal to Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh from taking power. It cited Hadi as saying the plan "rewards the putschists while punishing the Yemeni people and legitimacy". The coalition launched a swift investigation into that attack and acknowledged that one of its warplanes had "wrongly targeted" the funeral based on "incorrect information".

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All hail the mighty uncle - Chinese welcome Xi as the 'core'

Yet the highlight of Thursday's communique (link in Chinese), released through state media, was the emphasis that Xi becomes a "core" leader. The term "core" leader was coined by Deng Xiaoping and the former strongman used it to describe himself, Mao Zedong and Jiang Zemin.

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Ex-nurse charged with murder of 8 nursing home patients in Canada

Police said , Werrlaufer worked at both the residences. The Woodstock woman assumed Wettlaufer made up the story. Horvath told the Free Press he visited his father daily, to watch the World Cup and movies and decorate for Christmas. Police did not reveal a possible motive. The Globe and Mail reports if convicted, Wettlaufer would be one of the worst serial killers in Canadian history.

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Iceland Election Leaves Government With No Clear Majority

Polls published on Friday showed the ruling centre-right coalition on about 37 per cent of the vote, while the opposition parties led by the Pirates, founded barely four years ago by a group of activists, anarchists and former hackers, stood at 47 per cent.

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi troops open new fronts to oust IS

A US -led coalition has been providing airstrikes and ground support to Iraqi forces in the Mosul offensive, but al-Husseini said it had no involvement in the Iran-backed militias' advance on Tel Afar. Speaking in the village of Ain Nasir in the semi-arid land west of the Tigris, Amiri said the fight against Islamic State insurgents holding Mosul, who have already launched waves of suicide auto bombs, roadside bombs and sniper attacks to slow down the advancing forces, could be long and bloody.

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France to Shut Down Paris Migrant Camp

CALAIS , France (AP) - More than 100 migrants stranded in northern France after the evacuation of a notorious makeshift camp were transferred on Friday to reception centers around the country. Britain must take share of responsibility for Calais minors: Hollande was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on October 30, 2016 and was last updated on October 30, 2016.

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IN Focus: Polls tightening in race for President

The poll shows Clinton barely edging ahead of Trump 46 percent to 45%, with a 3% margin of error making it a veritable dead heat just over a week before the election. The timing of the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation announcement was condemned by a Clinton campaign spokesman, who said he was "confident" the candidate would be cleared of wrongdoing.

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In Fla.'s 1.6M Votes So Far, Republicans Have Turnout Lead

Democrats must snatch four seats to win a majority, provided their presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, beats Trump. Conservatives could use the mere threat of a coup to seek legislative concessions from him. The RNC had hoped to be freed from the consent decree as soon as next year, and Trump's actions now threaten to hobble the GOP for almost another decade, if Democrats have their way.

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Powerful quake rattles central, southern Italy

He said people were still trapped in Norcia's main square, anxious about more buildings crumbling should they try to flee. There are no deaths or serious injuries reported so far, but several people had to be pulled from rubble. NORCIA, Italy Sunday's natural disaster struck the medieval walled town of Norcia as nuns, monks and priests were heading to morning prayer services, giving them just enough time to flee as the walls around them plunged to the earth.

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UNESCO approves new resolution on Jerusalem

That comes after a vote earlier this month at UNESCO's Executive Board in which the United States and United Kingdom were among the handful of countries to vote against the resolution stating Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount. Other Israeli officials followed suit, with a chorus of denunciations, included Israeli President Reuven Rivilin, who described the decision as an "embarrassment" for UNESCO.

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S Korean scandal: President Park's friend Choi returns to Seoul

Invoking a lurid back-story of religious cults, shamanist rituals and corruption, reports have portrayed Ms Choi as a Rasputin-like figure whose influence over Ms Park extended to vetting her presidential speeches and advising on key appointments and policy issues.

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Militants kill at least 61 in bloodyraid on Pakistan police academy

Video of the aftermath showed blackened walls and charred beds. Islamic State's Amaq news agency published the claim of responsibility, saying three IS fighters "used machine guns and grenades, then blew up their explosive vests in the crowd".

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US prosecutors regroup for second trial in Oregon occupation

Nickens didn't return phone calls from The Associated Press. "The Oregon case and charges are separate and unrelated to the Nevada case and charges", Bogden said. 22, 2016. He said the plan was to take ownership of the refuge by occupying it for a period of time and then turn it over to local officials to use as they saw fit.

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Presidential Polls for October 28, 2016

The liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who calls the industrial rust belt states of MI and OH and Pennsylvania, "Brexit states" because of the kind of blue collar alienation arising from flight of jobs, has warned that Trump's election is "going to be the biggest "f*** you" ever recorded in human history".

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Four countries to join Canada in Latvia

British Prime Minister Theresa May has also expressed concern over Russia's involvement in Syria - as well as Boris Johnson who is her Foreign Secretary, who said fairly recently that negotiations with Russian Federation over Syria had "run out of road" and promised to discuss a military involvement as an option.

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UNESCO Head 'Received Death Threats' over Stance on Jerusalem Resolution

Israelis and many Jews around the world saw it as the latest example of an ingrained bias against Israel at the United Nations. The exhibition has been six years in the making, with its slot on the calendar determined long before Unesco's decision to hold a vote on the "Occupied Palestine" resolution.

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Yemen's Houthis deny targeting Mecca with missile

The officials say that today's airstrike targeted the house of a citizen named Abdullah Abdo in a southern district called al-Salw, Fox News reported. Aden was liberated from the Houthi rebels in July 2015 and became the temporary base for Mr Hadi's government, but security forces have struggled to contain a series of bombings and assassinations carried out by extremist groups seeking to capitalise on the chaos from the civil war.

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France Starts Demolition Of 'Jungle' Migrant Camp After Weekend Of Clashes

Authorities moved out more than 2,000 people out Monday. Ms Bermann said 600 children are now in special centres in Calais waiting to be processed. Aid workers have warned that unaccompanied children are trapped in the confusion of the Calais "jungle" camp clearance as British authorities agreed to suspend registering them.


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