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Encounter underway in Drugmulla, no casualties so far

Police said that heavy shelling started in early hours of Friday at Noushera, Sundarbani, Krishagati and Pallanwala along the LoC. "India yet again resorted to unprovoked firing on LoC in Kel, Nakyal and Jandrut sectors", said ISPR. Ever since the Indian Army on September 29th carried out surgical strikes targeting terror launch pads in PoK, ceasefire violations are a daily norm along the LoC and five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured since then.

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Indian soldier killed, body mutilated in cross-LoC attack

Sources said army is ascertaining whether the Pakistan army's Border Action Team (BAT) was involved in the attack and killing of the soldier. Senior commanders from both the sides exchange candies in their official uniforms along the Wagah land border during Eid and independence days of both the countries as well.

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General Electric, Baker Hughes announce $30 billion deal

General Electric (GE) and Baker Hughes are to merge their oil and gas sectors as global crude oil prices continue to slump. Word of the deal between the two companies surfaced last week, though GE Oil & Gas said it was not necessarily in merger talks with Baker Hughes .

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Duterte: US lived on the fat of my land

The Philippine president should respect the consensus he reached with China during his visit last week and avoid being influenced by Japan, the analysts said. Duterte said the U.S. wants him to be "a dog barking for the crumbs on their table". "I will tell them clearly that the Philippines is open for business".

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'Islamic State slaughtered at least 232 near Mosul last week'

He says that 40 to 45 of the vehicles were hit in the US attack before any civilians were put in them. Meanwhile, residents in villages cleared of Isis by Kurdish peshmerga forces have been celebrating, according to Reuters. Mosul and Raqqa, Islamic State's main bastion in Syria, form the two symbolic capitals of a cross-border "caliphate" declared by the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the pulpit of a Mosul mosque in August 2014.

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Ari Shavit resigns posts amid new harassment claims

Berrin escaped to the bathroom, but Shavit continued to badger her with dogged advances when she returned and offered to continue the interview the following night. The Forward , which published the second woman's accusation, says J Street stopped inviting Shavit as a speaker in 2014, seemingly after the encounter with the woman, indicating the group may have known about the incident.

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FBI agents knew of Clinton-related emails weeks before director was briefed

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton during the investigation, the law enforcement official told Newsweek , nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. It was not immediately clear what the emails were about or what significance, if any, they carried to the email investigation. Comey's actions Friday have roiled the White House race, energizing Trump as polls had showed him sliding and unnerving Democrats anxious about the presidency and ...

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Thousands of displaced people flood Mosul as ISIS loses ground

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. Air Force Brig. The twin thrusts come almost two weeks into the offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city, but most of the fighting is still taking place in towns and villages far from its outskirts, and the entire operation is expected to take weeks, if not months.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation increasing military presence in Eastern Europe to counter Russian Federation

Canada and Germany announced their support for building the largest Western military force in Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. b040804a 8 April 2004 2nd Meeting of the Military Committee in Permanent Session in 2004 Overview view of the meeting in session.

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UN reports IS using 1000s as 'human shields' in Mosul

The High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations believes Daesh (Isis) have murdered 190 members of the Iraqi army and 42 civilians, apparently for refusing to obey their orders as they attempt to defend the embattled Iraqi city.

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In Syria Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo

Rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades fire a home-made mortar launcher during a major assault on Syrian government forces West of Aleppo city on October 28, 2016. The Syrian army command said troops and their allies are pounding insurgent positions with artillery shells and rockets adding that "all kinds of weapons" are being used in the fighting in the Assad neighborhood.

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Iceland's Prime Minister Resigns After Parliamentary Elections

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. Iceland was headed for tense talks over its next government after an alliance led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party gained ground against the ruling centre-right in a vote triggered by the Panama Papers scandal.

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US, South Korea detect another failed N Korea missile test

After talks in Washington between their foreign and defense ministers, the countries said they had agreed to set up a high-level Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group to leverage "the full breadth of national power-including diplomacy, information, military coordination, and economic elements" in the face of the North Korean threat.

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Nursing Home Murder Investigation Started After Tip From CAMH

The police chief in Woodstock, Ont.is reaching out to his community one day after charges were laid against a former nurse accused of murdering eight elderly people. His father didn't like living at the home, had broken his hip at the facility, but the family otherwise had no suspicions that his death might have been a murder, Silcox said.

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PA of Samajwadi Party MP Arrested in Spy Racket

Marking a sharp downturn in ties, India on Thursday asked a junior Pakistani diplomat to leave by Saturday for running a spy ring. "Unlike India which does not have any proof but they just level the baseless allegations against Pakistan, Pakistan has irrefutable proof of Indian involvement in terror financing and also terrorist activities in Pakistan", Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a press briefing.

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Hillary Clinton email scandal: Federal Bureau of Investigation secure warrant to search Anthony Weiner's emails

The new emails were discovered on a device seized during an unrelated underage sexting investigation into former NY congressman Anthony Weiner, who is Ms Abedin's estranged husband. Agents will have probable cause to search Abedin's emails that are in relation to the Clinton investigation, the Times reported . Investigators could also get the consent of the owner to search a device or email account - in this case, depending on the precise circumstances - that would presumably be Abedin or ...

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McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open

The world number two informed European Tour officials of the decision on Saturday. The European Tour had given thought to cancelling the event altogether, which will be held at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. American Reed now sits in 44th on the Race To Dubai rankings with three events remaining. "I took the decision not to go to Turkey next week". "If I have somewhat of a chance going into Dubai [the European Tour finale] that's great".

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Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday

Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd boosted its stake in Cardinal Health by 1,496.1% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 968,791 shares of the company's stock worth $75,575,000 after buying an additional 133,265 shares during the last quarter.

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Syrian forces claim Aleppo rebel attack thwarted

Fighting for Aleppo appeared to have calmed by the afternoon after rebels assaulted the city's government-controlled western side with three vehicle bombs and at least 150 rockets in the morning. "In a second statement it said a suicide auto bomb attack was carried out west of Aleppo". "The foreign policy chiefs continued discussing ways of settling the Syrian conflict, including the normalization of the situation around Aleppo, with account taken of fundamental approaches contained in the ...

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'Pirates'-led alliance wins majority in Iceland's snap vote

Saturday's vote is likely to produce either a center-right coalition involving the Independence and Progressive parties that have governed since 2013, or a left-of-center coalition of the Pirates, the Left Green Movement and others. The party also backs tough rules to protect individuals from online intrusion. Opponents argued that the inexperienced Pirates could scare off investors and destabilize the economy.

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Clinton, Trump tied in Iowa at 44 percent

For months, most polls have shown Clinton leading Trump in the popular vote. In fact, CNN's Electoral College map now shows both Florida and Nevada as "battleground" states once again after moving them to "lean Democratic" just a week ago.

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Slumping Heyward back in Cubs' lineup for Game 4

Chapman got the final eight outs to preserve a one-run lead. The Indians padded their lead in the sixth inning as Lonnie Chisenhall's one-out sacrifice off reliever Mike Montgomery plated Francisco Lindor to make it 4-1. Yet the Indians have good reason to believe this year will be different. The 25-year old threw only 26 pitches in his lone ALCS start and 87 in Game Two of the World Series.

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Ontario nurse accused of murder faced no discipline during career

The police chief in Woodstock, Ont.is reaching out to his community one day after charges were laid against a former nurse accused of murdering eight elderly people. Wettlaufer prohibit her from possessing medications and specifically mentioned insulin, the hormone that can lower blood sugar. Wettlaufer's Facebook page makes reference to what appears to be a struggle with substance abuse.

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Duterte: Philippines Will Not Be a 'Dog Barking for Crumbs' from US

I want them out. The President said he wants to be "a friend of China" but does not need any arms and missiles established in the country. "I do not need to have the airports. Officials say there have been no instructions for any tangible application of the remarks by Duterte. By attracting more investment and economic support from Japan, he aims to further boost his country's economy, which is already achieving high annual growth of 6 per cent on an average.

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Melania Trump Says Her Husband Was "Egged On" Into "Boy Talk"

Bush had been suspended indefinitely October 9 after a leaked 2005 "Access Hollywood" video revealed the host engaging in vulgar conversation with Donald Trump, now the Republican presidential nominee. "If Billy had been passive or responded "Shut the f**k up" to Trump, Billy would have been out of a job the next day", Grossman said. " People , they don't really know me".

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Hundreds injured in Venezuela's anti-Maduro protests

Maduro blamed that on his rivals yesterday, calling opposition leader Henrique Capriles a "murderer" and accusing him of plotting an "attack" on the presidential palace. After activating the Defense Council to seek solutions to the country's crisis, Maduro denounced the right-wing MUD, saying it was "desperate and has received orders from the empire to end the revolution".

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Pirate Party triples share of Icelandic vote

Leader Bjarni Benediktsson said the party should be given a mandate by President Gudni Th. Iceland's Pirate Party calls for direct democracy, transparency, civil rights, the right to self-determination and public access to information. Fishing leaders would certainly prefer an Independence led coalition. Iceland's prime minister resigned on Sunday after a snap vote in which no party won a majority, paving the way for intense negotiations over the next government.

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Anti-gun ex Pennsylvania attorney general sentenced to prison

Kane's attorneys have 30 days to appeal the conviction. they may also file post-sentencing motions in the next 10 days. His mother, who shares custody of the teenage boys with her estranged husband, asked the judge to sentence her to house arrest and let her raise her sons, arguing that the loss of her law license and reputation was punishment enough.

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Philippine President Duterte wants United States troops out in two years

It appears as though Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's budding romance with Chinese President Xi Jinping may not be so steamy after all with the outspoken leader stressing that he was leaving his options open during a visit this week to Japan to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Shiite Militias Join Battle as Iraqis Push Toward Mosul

The fighters killed 190 former security forces Wednesday at the Ghazlani military base on the southern edge of Mosul, while 42 civilians were killed at another base for refusing to join IS. Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadistds of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen gathering on an area near Qayyarah on October 24, 2016.

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I will kill myself if there's proof against me: Samajwadi Party MP

Singh has reportedly named three more staffers in the Pakistan High Commission - Syed Farukh Habib, Khadim Hussain and Mudassir Iqbal Cheema. "I had appointed the PA a year back after due Parliamentary checks on his character verification".

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Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls - Presidency

In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, freed Chibok school girls sit during a meeting with Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja, Nigeria , Oct. Commenting on work to free the 83 girls, Mohammed said: "Already we are on phase two and we are already in discussions". "The girls' report that they have been subjected to rape - frequently in the form of forced marriages - beatings, intimidation and starvation during their captivity".

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Donald Trump to Rally Supporters in NH, Maine

And we're just asking him, get everything out there that he knows". With just 11 days to go before the November 8 election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to several congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation.

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North Korea tests long-range missiles during final presidential debate

To that end, the two sides agreed to deploy strategic assets to South Korea permanently on a rotational basis, Yonhap reported . Several hours later, the US Strategic Command reported that it had detected a failed attempt by North Korea to launch an intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile , which can travel up to 2,500 miles - reaching parts of Japan and Guam.

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In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

The Iraqi army backed by Federal Police and Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as Popular Mobilization Forces, launched the offensive on October 16 aimed at wresting Mosul from the hands of Daesh. It said troops were advancing on the city from three axes. Other Iraqi forces aided by US -led airstrikes and heavy artillery meanwhile drove IS from the town of Shura, south of Mosul , where the militants had rounded up civilians to be used as human shields.


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