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Election of new Lebanese president ends 29-month stalemate

Hundreds of Lebanese celebrated the election of their president on Monday evening ( Oct 31), marking the end of 29 months of being without a head of state. Supporters of Michel Aoun celebrate his election as president on Monday. He has a wide support base, mostly among Lebanon's educated youth, but is considered a divisive figure in the country for his role in the 1975-90 civil war.

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South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi detained

I have committed a deadly sin ", Choi was quoted as saying by local media as she arrived in Seoul District Prosecutor's office on Monday. The 60-year-old is the daughter of an ex-policeman-turned-cult leader. Under South Korea's constitution, Park - as sitting president - is immune from criminal prosecution except for insurrection or treason. Choi was arrested under an emergency detention warrant late on Monday.

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ISIS 'executes' 232 near Mosul

U.S. Air Force Brig. The European Union's foreign policy chief says that defeating the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is key to preventing terrorist attacks on European soil. ISIS had previously used human shields to cover escapes but now is using civilians to slow the advance of the Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga, he said.

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Air pollution behind 10% under-5 years deaths: Unicef report

And children's less-developed immune systems allow respiratory infections to take hold more easily, leading 500,000 children to die of pneumonia each year for reasons directly linked to the quality of their air. The Board had initiated awareness campaigns weeks before the festival. This is unacceptable in a city where lung of every third child in impaired.

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Wynne government "thrilled" by CETA signing

The prime minister will be meeting with the presidents of the European Council and European Commission, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Martin Schulz, the head of the European Parliament.

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SC to hear Panama Leaks case on daily basis, says CJP

The celebratory rally is a step back from his threat to paralyse the city and the government, and is likely to ease tension that has boiled over into violence in the days ahead of the planned protest in the capital. Sharif has been under pressure from opposition parties to order a probe into revelations in leaked documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that his three children - Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz - owned offshore assets worth millions of dollars.

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Explosion at Pakistani ship breaking yard kills 7 laborers

Unconfirmed reports claim up to 10 people could have been killed by the explosion. Eight explosions went off inside the tanker while workers were carrying out gas wielding work. More than 25 of the injured have been rescued so far, it quoted rescue sources as saying, who added that tanks on the ship caught fire, setting the entire ship ablaze.

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Halloween comes to GTA Online with new vehicles and modes

The ideal Halloween vehicle is the skull-headed piece of machinery the LCC Sanctus plus a new Lost vs Damned mode is a classic deathmatch between good and evil. If, however, illegal money is sitting with legitimate cash purchased via Shark Cards on your bank account, Rockstar assures that they are only cleaning up the dirty bills.

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After Two Years, Lebanon Finally Gets a President

The turning point came when former Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri, leader of the mainly Sunni Future Movement, agreed to support Aoun, apparently in return for being re-appointed prime minister. When the conflict ended with the 1989 Taif Accords, Aoun felt that Syria had been granted too much power over Lebanon's affairs. Aoun rejected the deal and dissolved the parliament, although the legislature ignored his decree and continued with business as usual.

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White House says Federal Bureau of Investigation director not trying to influence election

Matt Miller, a former Department of Justice official, told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Monday that Comey was wrong to reintroduce the issue so close to the election. "Anyone with government experience views that email arrangement to be frankly inconceivable and all the subsequent explanations of it to be incoherent".

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Murray wins Vienna Open title to close on No.1 spot

Finally, Lucas Pouille is the last player in contention but he must win just a second ATP Tour title of his career while hoping Cilic is dumped out in the second round and Goffin only reaches the semi-final. When the Serb beat the Scot in the French Open final in June he was 8,035 points clear at the top of the world rankings, but since then Djokovic has stumbled through injuries and off-the-court problems while Murray has been on the most consistently successful run of his life.

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'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Shivaay' collections hit by Diwali???

While the movie Shivaay didn't get too impressive reviews from the critics and the movie got the reviews like 'having a very odd and extremely unexpected story which comprises of some boring moments from 90's. The romantic drama with unrequited love being the crux of the plot, has managed to score top position when it comes to being highest opening day collection internationally.

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Turkey: police detain opposition Cumhuriyet editor and journalists

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. In August an investigation was launched into several Cumhuriyet executives after allegations that the paper's publications legitimised the coup attempt. Mr. Dundar, who had been free on bail during his appeal, left Turkey this summer in part because he said he had lost faith in the justice system to give him a fair hearing.

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Trump sticks to attacks, insults, hoping to overtake Clinton

In CNN's Poll of Polls, which averages results for the five most recently released national surveys, Clinton has a 47 per cent to 42 per cent advantage over the Republican presidential candidate Trump. As noted, Clinton leads Trump on qualifications and moral character, but not significantly on empathy. But after trailing in mail ballots, Democrats surged ahead of Republicans in ballots cast after the start of in-person early voting last week.

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Virginia Trial Set to Begin Over Debunked Rolling Stone Rape Story

The defense attorney says 80 hours were spent fact checking the story, as well as four hours with Jackie. The lawsuit charged that the article painted Eramo as the villain of the story, insensitive to Jackie's pleas for justice. He played an audio recording of Erdely interviewing Jackie in 2014, noting that the woman was "energetic" and "engaging". He told the jury that Jackie appears completely different "like a shell" of a person in her deposition video, which was taken in April.

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Heathrow's third runway could be boon to Indian community

According to the United Kingdom government, the expansion would "bring economic benefits to passengers and the wider economy worth up to £61 billion", because the capital would be able to handle more air traffic. London's Heathrow airport is one step closer to getting a vital third runway. Engineering firms Arup, U.S. -headquartered CH2M, British construction company MACE and construction and project management firm Turner & Townsend are already working on the early stages of the project.

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Ontario nurse charged for eight first degree murder in care home deaths

Wettlaufer was further required to "continue any treatment for mental health", and stay away from alcohol. The woman accused of killing eight nursing home residents in Woodstock and London spent Tuesday night behind bars. Seven of the victims lived at the Caressant Care in Woodstock. "What I can tell you is that we are confident at this time that all of the victims have been identified and that their families have been notified".

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Trump raises specter of crisis if Clinton wins

Clinton accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of having jumped into the election "with no evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go". The result of the 2016 election will vary greatly depending on how many voters actually cast a ballot.

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Clinton lining up policy priorities for 2017, if she wins

WikiLeaks got her again. Clinton has said the comment was a reference not to open borders for people, but for energy trading. Democratic Party officials sued Trump in four battleground states on Monday, seeking to shut down a poll-watching effort they said was created to harass minority voters.

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Fierce gun battle in Oklahoma ends with fugitive dead

Emergency officials in Lincoln County, east of Oklahoma County, said Vance shot and wounded the two officers after they responded a disturbance call. Ron Wilkson had been shot and had wounds on his neck "consistent with an attempt to sever his head", according to a court affidavit.

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Transgender case lands in Supreme Court

The case will not be heard until next year, and in an interview with the Post on Friday, Grimm said that it was unfair that he will continue to be barred from using the boys' bathroom at Gloucester High School until the case is decided. The Gloucester County School Board's appeal has garnered broad support from conservatives, including 20 states, 114 members of Congress, and former Education Secretary William Bennett, who argued that under Title IX the term "sex" refers to an "immutable ...

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Hillary Clinton: 'There is no case here' in Federal Bureau of Investigation email probe

The FBI has obtained a warrant to review the emails linked to Abedin, an official who is not authorized to comment publicly told USA TODAY Sunday . "That decision was incorrect", Holder, who publicly endorsed Clinton in January, writes in an op-ed in The Washington Post . Reid said that by releasing this information, which he says is not conclusive or pertinent, Comey may have broken the law.

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German trade body VCI welcomes signing of Canada-EU CETA agreement

Canada's worldwide trade minister has strongly rebuked the growing anti-trade rhetoric in the United States, saying this country's agreement with the European Union is about "building bridges and not building walls". "Canadians and Europeans share the understanding that in order for real and meaningful economic growth, we need to create good, well-paying jobs for our citizens", Trudeau said.

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Zuma's 'state capture' interdict application to be heard

The report contains her findings on allegations the politically-connected Gupta family yielded vast influence over executive decisions. The application comes the same day as co-operative governance minister Des van Rooyen's second application for the same reasons.

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Lynda Carter Annoyed by 'Wonder Woman' Controversy

It seeks to collect 2,000 signatures and has more than half way met its goal. Several dozen United Nations employees, one holding a sign saying "Women deserve a real ambassador", staged a silent protest in the U.N.'s visitor's lobby as the ceremony was held.

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Clinton lead over Trump virtually unchanged despite FBI news, poll says

Their anger at him comes after Comey sent a letter to Congress last week that announced he would be reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server as secretary of state. Former Attorney General Eric Holder , who has been featured in an ad for Clinton's campaign, described Comey's actions as "deeply troubling" and a violation of "longstanding Justice Department policies and tradition", in an article published in the Washington Post on Monday.

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Venezuelan president appears ready for talks on crisis

Committees to address the devastated economy, electoral schedule, human rights and the rule of law have been set up following initial talks between government representatives and some political party opponents. Shannon has been involved in efforts to reduce tension between Caracas and Washington over the last two years. He helped contain fallout from U.S.

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Rajoy sworn in again as Spain's prime minister after deadlock broken

However, PSOE agreed to abstain in a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday, which allowed the conservative leader to win enough support to form a government. King Felipe VI presided at the swearing-in ceremony at the royal palace on Monday. French President Francois Hollande congratulated Rajoy late Saturday, expressing the wish in a letter that neighbours Spain and France will together relaunch "the European project" to create "a stronger, safer continent".

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Iraq premier urges IS in Mosul to surrender

For two weeks, Iraqi forces and their Kurdish allies, Sunni tribesmen and Shiite militias have been converging on Mosul from all directions to drive ISIS from Iraq's second largest city. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information. On Monday, ISIL issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.

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Kim Jong Un's Wife Not Seen In Months, Rumored Pregnant

Ri was introduced as the tyrant's wife in 2012. Ri Sol-ju has not been seen in public for seven. The disappearance of Ri Sol-ju has left experts who monitor Kim and the North Korean government scratching their heads to try and come up with a plausible explanation as to where she is.

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Lebanese Parliament Elects New President

Lebanon's political divide has been deepened by the war in neighbouring Syria , where Hezbollah and its allies back President Bashar al-Assad, even dispatching fighters to bolster his forces. "This is surely a victory for Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of (Hezbollah and) Islamic Resistance in Lebanon ". Mr Aoun's election was greeted by fireworks across Beirut .

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Airstrikes hit Iraq's Mosul as fight intensifies

Last week, the top US military commander in Iraq said allied forces should urgently move to isolate Raqqa because of concerns that militants in the city are planning to launch attacks against the West. They had progressed faster than expected, he said. But the fight to retake Mosul from the Sunni Muslim extremists could involve weeks or months of brutal urban warfare.

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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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