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Be seen: staying safe on Halloween

Across the nation, one fire study estimates that decorations are the item first ignited in an estimated average of 1,000 reported home structure fires per year in the U.S. Parents and children were invited to dress up and go business to business Sunday afternoon picking up candy. Neighborhood block parties, haunted houses and trick-or-treating bring people of all walks of life together to have a ghoulishly good time .

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Clinton says Trump is unfit and unqualified to become next US president

National polls show a tightening race. With more than 23 million ballots already cast through early voting, it is unclear whether Republican candidate Mr Trump has the time or organisational capacity to improve his standing enough over the next week to win the USA election.

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Parliamentary approval necessary for Brexit: UK High Court

May had earlier said to be invoking Article 50 by the end of March next year. And Downing Street said it had "no intention of letting this decision derail our timetable for triggering Article 50 ". There are not many MPs who want to overturn the referendum result. BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith has mentioned if the Parliament were to vote, it is likely that most MPs would likely vote for leave as it is in the governments interest to follow the will of the people.

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Clive Derby-Lewis dies

He was granted medical parole on 29 May 2015 after several failed attempts. Whilst serving his sentence for his role in Hani's killing, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Derby-Lewis was jailed in 1993 for his participation in the assassination of liberation fighter Chris Hani. Derby-Lewis grew up in Kimberley, before moving to Johannesburg where he practised as an accountant.

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Syrian rebels launch multiple attacks on gov't held Aleppo

President Vladimir Putin had ordered the pause in fighting "to avoid senseless victims", the Defense Ministry said, saying that Syrian authorities would ensure that Syrian troops pulled back from the two corridors designated for rebels. At a recent news conference, Vitaly V. Naumkin, a Syria expert who also serves as an adviser to Russian Federation in the United Nations, said that the anti-Russia campaign in the West over Syria amounted to "hysteria", including what he called exaggerated ...

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5.6 million expected to watch today's Melbourne Cup

Before yesterday's thrilling triumph over second-place-getter Heartbreak City, Almandin had collected $349,958 in prizemoney - $3.6 million has since been added. It was a record fifth Cup win for winning owner Lloyd Williams . The 36-year-old said it was "a dream come true". We were beaten by a better horse but I am so proud of our horse, so proud.

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Cubs' victory is most-watched Series game since 1991

Will the presidential race mirror the World Series with a deadlock tie throughout the 9th inning before the spiritually rain-soaked victor is revealed? "It happened. "This is an epic game". Zobrist was among the players brought to the Cubs by Theo Epstein, the baseball guru who added another crown to his collection.

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Melania Trump plans speech Thursday

To some adults as well, but we need to take care of children". "It will be one of the main focuses of my work if I'm privileged enough to become first lady". "Technology has changed our universe", Trump said during a short speech in Berwyn, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb. Melania's speech attempted to portray Mr Trump as a member of a close, loyal family.

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Lieberman threatens Gazans with destructive war

The officials added that Israeli authorities said they may allow the extension to stay effective for another month, "if the Palestinian side maintains calmness at the maritime boundaries". A cease-fire has largely held since 2014 after Israel and Hamas fought a 50-day war, but Gaza militant groups occasionally launch rockets toward Israel, which retaliates with airstrikes.

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26 civilians dead after Afghan raid on Taliban

Those 2015 airstrikes also saw a U.S. Air Force special operations AC-130 gunship attack a Kunduz hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, killing 42 people. Two U.S. troops were just killed in the fighting, and more than 20 civilians died in airstrikes. "Afghan forces and coalition troops conducted a joint operation against the Taliban insurgents".

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OROP row: Delhi CM Kejriwal detained by Delhi police

The Army veteran's suicide on Tuesday over the delay in OROP implementation seems to have taken a dramatic turn with political parties indulging in a slugfest over the issue. Rahul Gandhi after his release said, "The minimum that government should do is to apologise to the family of the deceased ex-serviceman". Grewal consumed poison on Tuesday.

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Rebels step up Aleppo offensive, clash with each other

Syrian government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have besieged the eastern part of Aleppo , which is held by the rebels, in the hope of re-taking control. 3, 2016. Its presence suggests that Russian Federation may be intending to escalate its assault on rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city. Fighters of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Nour al-Din al-Zinki and Abu Amara attempted to seize positions and weapons from Fastaqim, one of its officials said.

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Avoid lines at the polls, vote early this weekend

Through Wednesday, 56,000 voters had cast ballots during early voting in advance of Tuesday's election, according to the Supervisor of Elections office. Voted early ballots may be dropped off in one of the white ballot drop boxes located in the parking lots of the County General Services Building, 110 E Cherry Ave., Flagstaff or the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N King St., Flagstaff.

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Montgomery County judge: Absentee ballot problem 'has got to be fixed'

The City Clerk's Office will offer expanded hours this weekend to issue and accept absentee voter ballots. Many voters have contacted Voters Services concerned that they will not be able to meet the deadline of November 4 to get those ballots back to the Voter Services office at One Montgomery Plaza.

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Obama says US mulling alternate routes for North Dakota pipeline

Pepper spray, rubber bullets, and tear gas were used in the police action Wednesday afternoon, and one person was arrested for "conspiracy to commit obstruction of a government function for purchasing kayaks and canoes to be used to cross the water".

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Clinton, Trump both crisscrossing NC on Thursday

Though well within the 4.4 percentage point margin of error, it's the first time Trump has held a lead in the Granite State in polls recognized by Real Clear Politics . "Gone up 12 points in two weeks, mostly before the Crooked Hillary blow-up!" he said . "Don't believe it - don't believe it", Trump told an enthusiastic crowd at a bayside amphitheater on a hot November Wednesday in Miami.

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EU won't comment on Brexit court ruling

That's because it's given the initiative to those on the Remain side in the House of Commons who, it's now likely, will argue Article 50 can only be triggered when Parliament is ready and that could mean when they're happy with the terms of any future deal.

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Schools Shut Down as Kashmir Shelling Intensifies, Kills 13

Heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani forces in Mendhar area of Poonch along the Line of Control in Jammu region Wednesday left three civilians injured. Pakistan's ugly acts have invited strong retaliation by Indian forces who have killed two Pakistani soldiers and destroyed their 14 posts. "Our accurate and co-ordinate firing on various posts has resulted in very heavy damage to a number of their posts", said Upadhyaya.

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Turkey detain 11 pro-Kurdish MPs, including party co-chairs

Mr Demirtas was detained at his home in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir while Ms Yuksekdag was taken into custody in Ankara. The Peoples' Democratic Party is the third largest in Turkish parliament. The assembly recently voted to lift parliamentary immunity, opening the doors for the prosecution of HDP members. It has since stepped up its insurgency against the Turkish security forces, staging regular attacks that have claimed hundreds of lives among the military and the police.

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Big Ten adding Friday night football games

Your other choices are IN at Maryland, Rutgers at Michigan, Michigan State at Northwestern, Penn State at Ohio State, Wisconsin at IL, and Minnesota at Iowa. "We wanted to be able to create more prime-time exposure in our conference for more programs", Rudner said Wednesday. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney said he thought it was worthwhile to do.

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Dyn says DDos attack was 'sophisticated, highly coordinated', confirms Mirai botnet use

Internet security experts have been raising alarm bells over the ever-increasing number of DDoS attacks, with some suggesting foreign governments are involved. However because the internet connections weren't functioning, users either couldn't log onto the sites at all, or found the service was much slower than usual.

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Two US military personnel killed in northern Afghanistan

Dozens of people have rallied in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz to protest against an air strike that they say caused civilian casualties. "Our wounded soldiers are receiving the best medical care possible and we are keeping them and their families in our thoughts today, as well", said Gen.

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Philippines leader wants United States troops out

Duterte's predecessor had agreed to visiting USA military troops in a security deal that was arranged in response to China's military forwardness; those troops now reside in five Philippine military camps. "I will tell them clearly that the Philippines is open for business", he said, adding he wanted Japanese cooperation on key infrastructure projects.

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United Kingdom court brings Britain's Brexit plans to a screeching halt

The government said it would go to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling, which if upheld could prevent it starting exit talks by March 31 as planned. The case was heard by England's two top judges - Lord Chief Justice John Thomas and Master of the Rolls Terence Etherton - and Philip Sales, an appeal court judge.

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UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt

It would be upsetting the democratic will of the British people and the referendum not to pursue Brexit. "I deal with tough mathematical questions every day, but please don't ask me to help with Brexit", he said while receiving a Pride of Britain Award from May on Monday.

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If Dakota Access pipeline were to move, where?

The protesters are blocking construction on a portion of the pipeline's route that is now on privately-owned land. The Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation lies near the pipeline route, have led a protest over that issue and the pipeline's potential hazard to drinking water.

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Here's How Many People Watched The Cubs' World Series Win

The tweet has since been retweeted more than 150,000 times. The Cubs' Ben Zobrist , who'd later receive the Series MVP award, delivered the finishing blow, a double onto which Chicago would add a necessary insurance run. The elongated finale, a 10-inning, 4-hour-and-28-minute back and forth affair, left fans in a familiar state of pendulumic emotion that had long since become a familiar sort of pain.

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Liam Fox's attempt to secure pre-Brexit deal with European Union suffers setback

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. But the challengers, led by investment banker Gina Miller, argued that rights under the European Communities Act could not be taken away without Parliament's approval.

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Chicago Cubs Defeat Cleveland Indians!

But Cubs manager Joe Maddon took him out and put in Jon Lester, which nearly backfired when he gave up two runs off errors. The Cubs fan fell to the ground. "I wish my grandpa was alive to see this", Woods said. Hillary Clinton, born on Chicago's North Side said on Twitter, "They did it!" Not exactly.

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Clinton and Trump push closing arguments as markets fret over tight race

The GOP nominee still faces a tough path to reach the White House. Now with only days to go before Election Day, new early vote numbers in the state indicate that the Democratic presidential nominee may be getting a boost from a most unlikely source - Republican voters.

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Paul Ryan confident of retaining US House speaker post

After a recording emerged last month in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women, Ryan told his fellow Republicans that he would no longer defend the party's presidential nominee. "For those who don't remember what life was like in the 1990's, this is what life is like with the Clintons". House Republicans are scheduled to meet in mid-November, when Congress returns to the Capitol, to pick their leaders for next year's Congress.

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NATO says 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

Afghan forces said they fought back to regain control of the city. Photographs published online showed the bodies of several small children crumpled on a blanket or tarp. After becoming the president in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, vowed to end the Afghan war - one of the longest conflicts in United States history - but he failed to keep his promise.

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British court says Brexit plans must be approved by Parliament

The challenge had been brought by a group of businesses led by investment manager Gina Miller, whose lawyers argued that the government can not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty unilaterally despite a public referendum in favour of leaving the European Union (EU).

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US Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

Tribal leader Hafizullah, who like many Afghans uses just one name, said the airstrikes killed about 30 civilians , including women and children. "This was a terrible incident", said Asadullah Amarkhil, the governor of Kunduz , adding that dozens had been wounded.

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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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