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ATS chief says SIMI undertrials not armed; Nitish, Mamata doubt 'encounter'

An amateur cell phone video captured by an onlooker in the central state of Madhya Pradesh - broadcast on television channels here - showed some of the men standing on a hilltop with raised hands. Reports on Monday said that the eight SIMI activists had killed the jail warden by slitting his throat with jail utensils and they had tied up another policeman on their way out of the jail.

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Zuma under pressure to quit as graft probe suggests crimes

On Wednesday, business executives, religious leaders and others gathered in a Pretoria cathedral to demand that Zuma quit. The report investigated allegations that Zuma allowed the Gupta family undue political sway, including letting them choose some cabinet ministers.

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Government will need to wait for appeal on Article 50 ruling

There is nothing in the text of the 1972 Act to support it. According to official government documents published recently, ministers believe the use of prerogative powers once held by the Sovereign but now residing in the executive to enact the referendum result is "constitutionally proper and consistent with domestic law".

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Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton campaign communicated with State

The exchange is one of tens of thousands of emails stolen from Podesta's Gmail account and published by WikiLeaks in recent weeks. The second is that WikiLeaks will release additional pieces of the puzzle to clarify what is still unclear.

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What happens next? UK High Court ruling complicates Brexit

Government lawyers had argued that May could give the European Union formal notice of Britain's decision to leave without consulting parliament . Speaking after the verdict was handed down in the case against the government, Callus told The Register that although the 23 June referendum's outcome is not legally binding, the Supreme Court has very wide-ranging powers to create new law as well as confirm readings of the existing law.

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Do not retreat: IS leader Baghdadi's 'first audio message' after Mosul battle

Iraqi special forces mopping up in territory seized in eastern Mosul killed eight Islamic State militants Wednesday as residents fled to safety from nearby areas and men shaved the beards they were forced to grow while the extremists were in control.

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Parliamentary approval needed to trigger Article 50 — BREXIT

Three senior judges said Prime Minister Theresa May's government does not have the power itself to trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon treaty, the formal notification of Britain's intention to leave the bloc. But Deutsche Bank told clients that even if it wins its appeal, lawmakers had been emboldened, and that its base case scenario was therefore now for Britain to hold a parliamentary election next year.

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Michel Aoun becomes Lebanon's 13th president

Schools and universities were ordered to stay closed on Monday, as the army imposed very tight security measures across Lebanon for fear of any security breaches. For his part, Fadi Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Industrialists' Association, said he hopes to witness the formation of a new government soon in a bid to speed up the process of economic revival and social stability.

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Pak Recalls 4 Staffers From India Over Their 'Role' In Spying Ring

India sees the charge as "retaliation" for its expulsion last week of a Pakistan high commission official, Mehmood Akhtar, after he was caught receiving documents from Indian collaborators. With friendly hosts, countries often even informally share the identities of the station chiefs of their intelligence wing at their missions. The names and pictures of the diplomats were put in the public domain in Pakistan, said sources.

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It happened! Cubs win epic Game 7 to end Series drought

Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist followed with base hits before a pivotal fielding gaffe from Cleveland set a dubious tone for the rest of the evening. "It hurts because we care, but they need to walk with their head held high because they left nothing on the field", Francona said.

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Phillips 66 expects Dakota Access permit to be granted

Experts say the protests are ideologically far apart but share broad themes. Both movements feel disenfranchised and are disillusioned with federal land policy, said Gregg Cawley, a University of Wyoming political science professor. Protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have been ongoing since early 2016, but the situation has escalated in the past week as more than 140 protesters were arrested during standoffs with the police.

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Clinton's team fuming over Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's blunder

Since then, Americans have witnessed one of the great displays of political hypocrisy in modern history. But Comey told Congress on Friday that new emails were discovered during a separate investigation of former NY congressman, Anthony Weiner.

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India, Pakistan trade border fire in Kashmir, 8 killed

The BSF inspector-general of police, D.K. Upadhyay, claimed the Pakistanis deliberately targeted civilian areas but his force never did. This news story is related to Latest/161577-UN-military-observer-group-visits-LoC-near-Kotli/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.

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Thomson Reuters to cut 2000 jobs, spares newsroom

Thomson Reuters has confirmed that it will reduced its workforce by approximately 2,000 worldwide (some 4% of the 48,000 people the information and mass media giant employs globally). Total revenue at the media company rose by one percent from a year earlier, to $2.74bn, while earnings were 54 cents per share, beating analyst predictions of 47 cents.

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Will Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) Surprise Analysts This Quarter?

The option with symbol: GOLD161118C00095000 closed last at: $0.75 or 6.3% down. Most recent session's volume of 2.43 million shares greater than its average volume of 2.19 million shares. This is based on the 5 individual recommendations by the firms tracked by Zacks. The Company holds Morila Limited, which holds interests in the Morila mine in Mali.

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'There are no more migrants in the camp'

Local government beefed up police support as a precaution on the very first day of the tear-down operation to deal with any emergencies while some activists were instigating some migrants to stay in Calais during evacuation. Although most of the migrants have taken up the French Government's offer, some want to remain in Calais. As dusk gathered some migrants burned abandoned tents, but there was no repeat of the minor skirmishes with security forces seen over the weekend and officials said ...

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Fears for dozens of children after France cleared Calais migrant camp

Migrants and refugees are being sent to reception centers across France , and some 200 children are being accepted by the UK. Migrants arriving at France's Calais "Jungle" since demolition of the camp began can not expect to be resettled by the local authorities, the government prefect in the region said on Thursday.

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MH370: No controlled descent say Australian investigators

Analysis of the final signals from the plane led to the conclusion it fell from the sky when the fuel ran out. Gliding, proponents of the theory contend, might explain why the plane has not been found. So far, 110,000 square kilometers (42,000 square miles) have been covered as part of the underwater search for MH370, with the hunt now due to conclude at 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles).

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Clashes Subside Between Syrian Rebels in City of Aleppo

The rebels and the regime blame each other for preventing people from leaving under the amnesty for neighbouring rebel-held Idlib province by targeting checkpoints with sniper and mortar fire. Russian Federation recently dispatched aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is now in the Mediterranean and heading for the Syrian coast. "We will see a campaign led by the Syrian Democratic Forces to liberate Raqa city", SDF spokesman Talal Sello said.

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Two Police Officers in Iowa Killed in 'Ambush-style Attacks'

He said officers have previously warned Greene against trespassing and have been to his house. Greene surrendered to officers and was in the custody of state officials at around 9 a.m. It was Des Moines Sgt. Police had recommended that the school be dismissed for the day as officials searched for Greene. "Thousands more whites fought and died for their freedom.

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Obama criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation director's decision to go to Congress on e-mails

Clinton's statewide stops come as the Federal Bureau of Investigation searches through thousands of newly discovered emails possibly connected to her private server controversy. The national average shows the closest margin between the two since September 19 when Trump pulled within a point of Clinton. Trump said earlier this year that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's Mexican roots meant he had a conflict of interest in the case given Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.

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Clinton holds lead in final Marquette Law School poll

Q. How reliable are polls this close to the election? . "Can we just stop for a minute and reflect on the absurdity of Donald Trump finding fault with Miss Universe?" she asked. "We gotta win. We gotta win big". Trump routinely bashes the media as being "rigged" when it doesn't report positive news about his campaign. "Don't be used.

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Absentee ballot changes for Trump don't look likely

Fair election advocates said Trump's advice to voters isn't illegal, but they called it a mischaracterization of Pennsylvania's election law. Dzieduszycka-Suinat said her group was "caught off-guard" by inquiries from voters about changing their ballots.

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Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

However the court said the government did not have such power because triggering article 50 would force parliament afterwards to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act by which EU law takes effect in the United Kingdom and which the judges said had clearly implied that “parliament intended EU rights to have effect in domestic law”.

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Mosul Residents Flee as Iraqis Plan Advance on Islamic State

The army is moving with caution, amid fears of ambushes, secret tunnels and booby traps, it said . As the sun went down, a sandstorm blew in, reducing visibility to only 100 metres (yards) and bringing the day's combat to an end. For over two weeks, Iraqi forces and their Kurdish allies, Sunni tribesmen and Shiite militias have been converging on Mosul from all directions to drive IS from the city.

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Brexit hits speed bump as court rules lawmakers must get say

While Thursday's ruling is unlikely to derail Brexit and May had already vowed to confer with legislators on any new agreement with the European Union - for example, on whether the United Kingdom retains access to its tariff-free trade arrangement with European Union member states or accepts the alliance's current rules on migration for European Union nationals - it adds extra uncertainty to a political affair that has struggled with clarity from the very start.

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Sipho Pityana calls on South Africans to root out corrupt officials

In South Africa, protesters are once again calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down over allegations of corruption and political mismanagement. The report by a state watchdog agency came out as thousands of South Africans demonstrated for the removal of Zuma, who apologized earlier this year after the Constitutional Court said he flouted the law in a scandal over millions of dollars in state spending on his rural home.

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Survivors report 240 dead in 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks

Over 4,000 migrants have died or are missing feared drowned after attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing this year. NPR's Jane Arraf reports that, according to survivors, one of the boats was an overcrowded rubber dinghy that capsized just hours after it left Libya on Wednesday, and that at least six children and 18 women - some of them pregnant, were believed to have drowned.

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3 civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia, J&K

The girl was killed in Ramgarh sector of Samba district while the two civilians sustained injuries in Arnia sector. Asserting a proactive shift in India's approach vis-à-vis Pakistan's export of terror to the country, the Government on Wednesday said that Islamabad would have to pay "a severe cost" if it continued with its cross-border terrorism.

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Potentially relevant Clinton emails could be found by Election Day

They said it was irresponsible of Comey to publicize the existence of new evidence without being able to say whether it would have any bearing on his prior recommendation no charges were warranted against Clinton or her aides for the use of a private email server.

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Report alleges Italian abuse of migrants to meet EU rules

However, the solidarity component of the hotspot approach has proven largely illusory: 1,200 people have been relocated from Italy so far, out of the 40,000 that had been promised, while more than 150,000 people have reached Italy by sea this year.

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IS regains control of 17 areas in Syria's Aleppo

Humanitarian pauses created to allow both rebels and civilians to exit the city have been organised by Moscow and Damascus before, but have largely failed amid continued violence with both sides accusing the other of stopping people from leaving.

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After anti-president protests in South Africa, Zuma found guilty of corruption

Jonas told Madonsela that Zuma's son, Duduzane , invited him to a meeting in October previous year and they then traveled together in Duduzane's vehicle to the Gupta family residence, which Jonas had never visited before. "If you want to make a point about something, you do not stop at maybe or what ifs", he said. Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas , declined Ajay Gupta's offer of R600 million to become Minister of finance.

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Gansler, Sachs call FBI decision on Clinton emails 'serious mistake'

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the FBI again investigating Hillary Clinton is the rather predictable partisan back-flips. President Obama and his FBI Director James Comey share a laugh in happier times , before Comey concluded one probe into Hillary Clinton's emails then opened another into emails found on a laptop belonging to Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin.

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LeBron James tweets advice for Indians before Game 7

He fouled off one pitch to stay alive. CLEVELAND (AP) - Like many die-hard Cubs fans , Bill Murray has finally been rewarded for his allegiance to Chicago's lovable losers with the team's first World Series title since 1908. The Indians, trying for their first title since 1948, missed a second shot at closing out the Cubs. The American League has won the World Series 64 times.


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