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PAS wants Putrajaya to introduce ceiling price for petrol

The RON 97 fuel will cost RM2.30 per litre inclusive of the GST, up from RM2.15. "This is because the determination of petrol prices based on the controlled float system exposes the rakyat to continuous price hikes", Nasrudin said in a statement today.

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Oil prices stumble along with OPEC production proposal

How much each country will produce is to be decided at the next formal meeting of OPEC in November. Crude oil prices moved sharply lower in early Monday trading after an OPEC meeting during the weekend failed to result in any concrete direction for output.

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Campaign Manager: Trump won't make e-mails "centerpiece" of campaign

Second, the race actually is tightening, but for different reasons - primarily that Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who had drifted away from Trump were already coming back to him, because the bad headlines that accompanied the release of the sex tape and charges of unwanted advances have faded.

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India says Pakistani diplomat arrested at Delhi zoo was spy ring kingpin

A day after the spy ring racket was busted, one more accomplice of Akhtar, a Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent called Shoaib, was arrested near Jodhpur and now the fourth one is being interrogated by the police. The police apprehended Khan, Jangir and Akhtar from the Delhi Zoo on October 26, but Akhtar was let go because of his diplomatic immunity and was handed over to the Pakistan High Commission.

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France starts "calm" evacuation of Calais migrant camp

Just as many could follow in the next few days. 40 of the 60 have reportedly left the refugee camp and are on their way to the centers. The camp will be demolished after the migrants and refugees have left to the centers. Around 200 unaccompanied migrant children were sent to Britain last week. The site near the French border town is home to an estimated 6000-10,000 people including men, women and children from some of the most conflict-wracked countries on earth - Sudan, Eritrea, ...

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JD (U) for action against Pak after terrorists kill, mutilate Indian soldier

The "surgical strikes" carried out by the Indian Army on Pakistani terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) seem to have had no sobering effect on the Pakistan Army's sinister designs. He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan. BSF retaliated appropriately to the firing, he added.

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US investigators seek cause of California bus crash that killed 13

The damaged front of a tour bus is seen that crashed into the back of a semi-truck on the 10 Freeway just north of Palm Springs Sunday. The bus was inspected in 2014, 2015 and this year and did not have any mechanical issues, Abele said. It operated only one bus and employed one driver, according to the safety administration. She said the father generally drove the bus and his wife and son would sometimes travel on the bus with him.

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Russian Federation won't shrug off North Atlantic Treaty Organisation provocation at Baltic region

Last week Russia's sole aircraft carrier passed through the English Channel en route to the waters off Syria. According to Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan , Nato's four battle groups are clearly defensive . Germany said it was sending between 400 and 600 troops to Lithuania, with additional forces from the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Croatia and Luxembourg.

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Syria's Aleppo witnesses most violent military showdown in 4 years

In late September, government troops launched an assault to recapture all of the eastern rebel-controlled territory, backed by air strikes from Russian Federation, which began an air war in 2015 to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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Lebanon elects president after post vacant for over 2 years

The election of Aoun as president came after the ... Michel Aoun poses at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon , on Monday. That led to political squabbling over 45 sessions in parliament that led to a lack of a quorum, Aljazeera reported .

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Bank of England governor to extend term by year to 2019

Theresa May's spokeswoman said Monday that Carney, who became the Bank of England governor in 2013, had the prime minister's full backing. Governor Mark Carney announced in a press release that he will stay on at the British central bank until June 2019.

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Letters exchanged by Mark Carney and Phillip Hammond

But pro-Brexit Tory MP Steve Baker said: "As the Governor is going to stay I hope he rows in behind the Prime Minister's policy and starts to sound enthusiastic about our future". Quizzed just hours before Mr Carney's announcement, whether Mr Carney was still the right man for the job, the PM's official spokeswoman said: "Absolutely".

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Spain's crisis gives way to new battles for nation's prime minister

Saturday's vote came after Rajoy gained the support of the Citizen's Party and the Socialist Party. A parliamentary vote saw acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy secure a second term as head of the country's government. The former leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers" Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday to his seat in Congress to protest against the group " s decision to facilitate a new conservative government led by Mariano Rajoy .

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Duterte wants U.S. troops out in two years

His repeated outbursts against the United States have raised worries in Washington about the future of an alliance that is important to U.S. efforts to project power in Asia in the face of fast-rising China. He secured support from Tokyo as well, centering on infrastructure development in Manila and other cities. The prime minister was also expected to call for the three countries to maintain cooperation.

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Mosul offensive going faster than planned: Iraqi PM

Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi said the elite Counterterrorism Forces advanced on the town of Bartella with the aid of us -led coalition airstrikes and heavy artillery on the fourth day of a massive operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city.

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Shiite militias launch operation against IS in town near Mosul

Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters started the offensive on October 17, with air and ground support from the USA -led coalition against the hardline Sunni group. On Monday, IS issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. Anticipating the offensive on Tal Afar, and highlighting its strategic importance, Islamic State has also been reinforcing the town in the last 48 hours, an Iraqi security official said.

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Lebanon parliament elects new president to end lengthy stand-off

Aoun, who has been a fixture in Lebanese politics for the past four decades, is a divisive figure, often described as mercurial, temperamental and obsessed with becoming president. This opposition subsequently led him to being forced out of office and later into exile in 1990, as the Syrian army pounded the presidential palace.

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Michel Aoun Lebanon's new president

At times the session threatened to descend into farce, with lawmakers casting votes for pop star Myriam Klink and "Zorba the Greek". Berri declared the constitutionally required quorum was met and called for the first round of the election in which the president should obtain two-thirds of votes.

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Controversy Erupts When Police Encounter Eight Terror Suspects in India

A local, who spoke to the media, claimed that they had hurled stones at the police. The photographs showed that the SIMI operatives were wearing new clothes and had watches, which were not allowed in prison. "They attacked the police and injured them". They also killed one security guard, Ramashankar Yadav. Calling the encounter of the SIMI terrorists as entirely "dubious" and "manufactured", Communist Party of India (Marxist) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday asked for an ...

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Top Senate Dem says Federal Bureau of Investigation chief may have broken law on emails

Maryland congressional Democrats are calling on the FBI to disclose more information about its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. He said he respects Comey but "good men make mistakes". Federal authorities in NY and North Carolina are investigating online communications between Weiner and a 15-year-old girl. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Comey may have broken the law.

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Murdered schoolteacher Stephanie Scott's father killed by falling tree

Nine News has reported that the body of a man in his 60s was found crushed by a fallen tree on a farm near Canowindra, inland from Sydney. Robert Scott, right, at Griffith courthouse last month for Vincent Standford's court proceedings. "Losing her has shattered so many lives and we are all struggling with the consequences". Do you have a message for the Scott family? In an interview with News Corp past year, Mr Scott said he believed a person's spirit carries on after their death.

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Eight SIMI terrorists escape from Bhopal jail, Madhya Pradesh on high alert

Diwali celebrations, including the noise of firecrackers throughout city during the evening, acted as a distraction for the jailbreak. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said there would be an investigation into the possible security lapses that led to the incident.

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Obama fires up NC crowd for Hillary Clinton

Trump told supporters in Toledo that it was time for new leadership in the United States because the country was "like, in a time loop ". The Band memo called the arrangements "Bill Clinton, Inc". President Barack Obama is returning to Florida to help Democrat Hillary Clinton get out the vote. New campaign finance reports also show Trump seems to have cut off his personal contributions.

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U.S. election: Vladimir Putin says 'hysteria' over Russian interference a distraction ploy

And then, to emphasize his trolling, added the following: "correct me if I am wrong ". "Indeed, this is a profitable activity, as one can obtain new military budgets and bend allies for the interests of the only superpower, one can also expand North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and take the infrastructure of the alliance, its troops and hardware, closer to our borders", Putin said .

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Wade Phillips Taken To Hospital After Scary Hit

San Diego answered with a long drive ending in Rivers' 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Antonio Gates. The Broncos also lost their defensive leader when coordinator Wade Phillips was taken to a hospital after getting knocked down during Roby's return in the second quarter.

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Son of Ex-Attorney General Speaks at Sentencing

If Kane does in fact serve out her prison term, she also faces eight years of probation. They believe that the crimes destroyed the public's confidence in the attorney general's office and that Kane should be held responsible for her actions.

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Injury roundup: Alex Smith did not suffer concussion

Nonetheless, Smith remains under the evaluation of Kansas City's medical staff and is progressing through the protocol required for him to practice this week. "So I said to Ted [Crews, Vice President of Communications, ] that he was out with a concussion when the reality was, he was out and he was in the middle of the concussion protocol", he said.

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Korea 'a lost cause': USA intelligence chief

A spokesperson for the State Department said USA policy was unchanged and continued to be to seek the "verifiable denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. "They are not going to do that", he said. "We need to get to the table to figure out what the incentives are that are going to change the North Korean posture", said Dennis Wilder", a professor at Georgetown University and former official with the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council.

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Iraqi forces begin assault on Mosul district with artillery

The army says its ninth division had moved up toward Mosul and was now approximately three miles from its eastern outskirts. Commanders say they have little ability to predict how much resistance security forces will face inside the city.

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Chibok girls refuse to leave Boko Haram; Nigeria troops missing after clash

Some of the 21 Chibok school girls released are seen during a meeting with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja , Nigeria, Oct. 13, 2016. Nigerian officials say the faction of Boko Haram holding another 83 girls is willing to have engage in talks with the government. One factor is surely the pressure being applied by the government and the new Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, elected past year having promised to " crush " the terrorist organisation.

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Saudi bombs kill 60 after Yemeni peace plan fails

Hudaydah is controlled by Houthi Shi'ite rebels, who have been battling the government since 2014. Saba, the government news agency, reported that 43 were killed and dozens wounded. On Sunday, the Saudi-led coalition said the prison complex is used as a command centre for Houthis. The conflict has killed almost 7,000 people, mostly civilians, since March 2015, according to the United Nations, which has been struggling to convince the warring parties to implement a ceasefire and revive a ...

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Writing in your vote for president? It might not get counted

In Ohio, a state with 18 electoral votes and where Trump leads Clinton by 1.1 percentage points in an average of surveys, there have been 204,000 fewer requests for absentee ballots statewide as of 21 October, compared with the same point in 2012 , according to the secretary of state's office.

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Lebanon's Aoun elected president, ending power vacuum

In response to Aoun's election, the State Department said it will "look to all parties to uphold Lebanon's worldwide obligations, including those contained in UN Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701, which emphasize that there be no authority other than that of the Government in Lebanon".

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As Philippines-China grow closer, Duterte assures Japan ties unaffected

To strengthen its commitment to the maritime security of the region, Tokyo also pledged a loan of some ¥16.5 billion to build two vessels for the Filipino Coast Guard to bolster rescue missions and law enforcement. President Rodrigo Duterte may abrogate executive military agreements with the United States in a bid to freeing the country of the presence of foreign troops in two years time.

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CETA - a trade deal that sets a new standard for global trade

Juncker said. The Canadian deal was held up for weeks, most notably due to obstruction from regional governments in Belgium. "The challenge for Canada is always that we don't have enough large companies", said John Manley, president of the Business Council of Canada.


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