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South Korea's Park 'heartbroken' over scandal

In a high-stakes address to the nation in the capital Seoul , Park Geun-hye, her voice shaking, said the scandal was "all my fault and mistake". Media here report that Park's political party expects her to apologize and perhaps accept an investigation into her actions.

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North Korean missile launch coming within days

In order to bolster response capabilities in the region, he said the proposed deployment of a THAAD missile battery to South Korea would be carried out in the coming year. President Barack Obama adopted a policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea, based on the belief that time was on America's side and that if North Korea could be contained then, in due course, as its economy and worldwide position weakened, it would eventually either collapse, reform or at least be ready to do a ...

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US says October strike killed al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

Both of the men were involved in efforts to re-establish a safe haven for Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, he said. This successful strike is another example of US operations to degrade global terrorist networks and target terrorist leaders who seek to attack the USA homeland, our interests and our allies overseas.

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Tata riven over removal of Mistry as chairman of group companies

The board of Indian Hotels consists of six independent directors, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, industrialist Nadir Godrej, investment adviser Ireena Vittal, K.B. They have chose to explore options outside Tata Sons and have left the services of the company, the statement added. Photographers, reporters, and video journalists were on Friday assaulted by the security staff of Tata Group outside Bombay House following an altercation.

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US Election Brief: Clinton battles both Trump and Federal Bureau of Investigation as polls narrow

The disgraced former congressman, who resigned in 2011 after sending explicit online messages, is under FBI investigation over allegations he sent sexual overtures to a 15-year-old girl. In his letter to Comey, Johnson calls for more information and transparency about the emails' relevance before the November 8 election. According to the Post , the letter said the Justice Department and the FBI will "dedicate all necessary resources" to the investigation, but provided no further details ...

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Thousands of refugees forced from camp in Paris

The area was cordoned off by police before migrants were taken by bus to shelters across the Paris region, authorities said. Starting at dawn, police arrived to wake up people sleeping in tents or on mattresses out in the open under an overhead metro line, 15 minutes' walk from the Gare du Nord railway station.

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2-year vacuum ends as Michel Aoun elected Lebanon president

Lebanon has a power-sharing system that requires representation of different religious sects - the president must be a Maronite Christian and the prime minister a Sunni Muslim. But on October 13, Syrian soldiers and Lebanese troops loyal to the new President Elias Hrawi, who was elected by parliament under the Taif peace agreement, stormed the palace, assisted by Syrian airstrikes.

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Mortar fire breaks Russia-declared halt to fighting in Aleppo

By early afternoon however, about four hours before the halt expired, Syrian state media said seven mortar shells from the rebel-held side of the city hit one of the corridors in the northern part of the city. A witness in western Aleppo at Bustan al-Qasr, near a crossing point set up by the government to allow civilians to flee the rebel area, told Reuters on Friday he could see people waiting for relatives to come from the east.

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Cyclone heads to Bangladesh, torrential rain forecast for Odisha

As per the IMD's predictions, the system would move northwestwards in the direction of AP in the next 24 hours before turning towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coast during the subsequent 48 hours. The sea condition would be "rough to very rough" off north Andhra Pradesh coast on November 4, from November 4-5 along the Odisha coast and off the West Bengal coast from November 4 to November 6.

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Trump rallies in Bayfront Park, Clinton surprises early Lauderhill voters

Trump's running mate Mike Pence also blitzed the state, with campaign stops in three cities in Central Florida on Monday. A new poll released Wednesday from the University of Denver/Ciruli Associates shows Clinton and Trump tied at 39% each in a four-way match up with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 5% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 4%, among likely voters.

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Clocks 'fall back' this weekend, offering more morning light and sleep

Whoopee! An extra hour! Clocks in 48 states will " fall back " this weekend as most of the United States returns to Standard Time. The proposal stated: "The state of Montana rejects switching between standard time and daylight saving time and elects to remain on daylight saving time in Montana throughout the year".

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Russia, Syrian regime start 10-hour lull in N. Aleppo

Syrian government forces backed by Russian Federation pushed ISIS out from Palmyra in March. The Russian military says Syrian troops will pull back to allow rebels to leave Aleppo during a temporary break in fighting declared by Moscow. The rebels' own shelling of residential parts of government-held western Aleppo has meanwhile killed dozens in the past week as insurgent groups staged a counter-attack from outside the city aimed at breaking the siege on areas they control.

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Baffert off to Winning Start at Breeders' Cup

The Distaff , which highlighted the opening day's four-race card at the Breeders' Cup, was previously known as the Ladies' Classic . The challenge is to find winners. "It's been a long road", he said. They ran neck-and-neck, with their Hall of Fame jockeys looking for the tiniest edge. War Story - Loooch Racing Stables et al.'s Mario Serey, Jr.

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'Gasland' Director Josh Fox Documents First-Hand Police Violence at Standing Rock

Erin Schrode , a 25-year-old activist who is running for Congress in California, was interviewing a Native American man about his opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline, which cuts through Native American land and has prompted fierce protests resulting in more than 400 arrests since August.

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Chicago Cubs' World Series Parade Steps Off in Chicago Friday

Cubs president Theo Epstein thanked Cubs fans for their decades of patience and support, especially in the first few years when he was running the team, as the team focused on developing young prospects, while sacrificing wins at the major league level.

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Trump says Clinton is the bad role model

The Justice Department promised lawmakers that it would "dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible". He would need to increase his spending by about $15 million to honor his pledge to spend $100 million on TV from late September through Election Day.

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Lawmakers held in Turkey as attack kills 9

Among the dead were two police officers, six civilians and one militant, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Anadolu Agency says People's Democratic Party, or HDP, co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were put under arrest by court order on Friday and will be held in custody pending trial.

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European Union criticizes detention of Kurdish politicians

The Diyarbakir governor's office said the PKK, claimed the attack, which Anadolu said was carried out with a minibus laden with a ton of explosives. A fragile cease-fire collapsed in 2015 and at least 700 state security personnel and thousands of Kurdish militants have been killed since then, according to Anadolu.

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US, EU question Turkey's detention of pro-Kurdish lawmakers

It was not immediately known if the attack was in direct response to the legislators' detentions. People look at debris caused by an explosion in Diyarbakir , Turkey , on Friday. The government accuses the HDP - the third largest party in Turkey's parliament with over five million votes in the last election - of being the political arm of the PKK, an accusation the party rejects.

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Kevin Durant rips Enes Kanter's in-game trash-talking

He shot 15-for-24, including 7 of 11 from deep, in his third 30-point performance, and had seven rebounds and a block. Teams may change, but Durant's capacity for putting points up in a hurry certainly doesn't. Wilson Chandler added 19 points and helped Denver's bench erase a 15-point, second-quarter deficit. Durant scored 29 points in the first half as the Warriors erased an early deficit to take a 68-43 halftime lead.

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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party HDP's 15 MPs detained: party lawyers

Hours after the arrests a vehicle bomb struck a police station in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, killing at least nine people. "The Diyarbakir governor's office said the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, had claimed the attack", the wire service says.

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PM Narendra Modi 'lied' about implementation of OROP: Rahul

The BJP leader said that Congress and Rahul Gandhi have no moral right to speak on the issue of "One Rank, One Pension". While addressing the press Jaitley said that some ex-servicemen said that a few of their issues are unresolved and that the government made Justice Reddy committee to address that.

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We need to rethink Election Day

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump after the third presidential debate, in Las Vegas. "It's not like they are pre-registering with anyone or going through official channels", said Thornburgh, whose non-profit focuses on protecting the voting process locally.

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Clinton, Trump Not Slowing Down Attacks as Race Nears End

Clinton and her allies, meanwhile, are doing her best to trip up Trump. Enthusiasm among Clinton's supporters has been flat since September: 47 per cent say they are very enthusiastic to vote. Since then, multiple leaks have come out, intimating that the FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation and is being held back by the Justice Department.

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Steven Seagal Handed Russian Citizenship By Putin

Seagal, 64, has visited the country a lot over the years, accompanying Putin, who's a big fan of judo, to many martial-arts events. U.S. boxer Roy Jones Jr got his Russian passport previous year, shortly after writing in his website "this is the happiest day of my life".

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Hillary Clinton 'There is no case here'

Two of the most disliked candidates in U.S. presidential campaign history are now focused on prodding lukewarm voters toward the polls - and using a stable of surrogates to make their cases. "I will do everything I can to get incomes rising again for hardworking people...you deserve to be part of a growing, thriving middle class", Clinton added.

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Judge issues gag order, recesses officer's trial for weekend

A photo of the black T-shirt with the flag and the words "Great Smoky Mountains" was presented during a crime scene technician's testimony Friday at the trial of since-fired Officer Ray Tensing. An attorney for the since-fired Tensing has said DuBose wanted to get away because of marijuana he had in the vehicle. Lt. Tim Barge was being questioned Wednesday about body cameras.

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Top-seeded Serb advances to quarter-finals — ATP Paris Masters

After a 6-1, 6-1 opening win over Timea Bacsinszky, Zhang needed to win just four games against Babos to win the group. I was not able to find that level for last couple of months. He admitted his long-awaited victory at Roland Garros took a toll. We were, I think, 11 years old when we first played against each other. In terms of what the future brings to me, that's not in my hands.

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Migrant crisis: Paris's 'Stalingrad' camp clearance begins

Carrying their meager belongings, the migrants boarded dozens of buses to temporary shelters around the Paris region, where they can apply for asylum and get medical care. Thousands of Calais migrants were transferred to temporary reception centres, but some fled to Paris . The police official said all of the migrants will be moved out on Friday, adding: "The evacuation operation is running smoothly so far".

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'C'mon man': Obama tells voters to get serious

Trump said Thursday at a rally in Jacksonville. But it shows some concerns by Democrats that Trump could break through there. "This isn't 'Survivor.' This isn't 'The Bachelorette.'" Obama said, taunting the former reality-TV star. Trump was set to headline events Friday in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and OH, while running mate Mike Pence is visiting Michigan, North Carolina and Florida.

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Turkey blast kills eight, injures 100 after pro-Kurdish leaders detained

The explosion occurred just hours after police detained the two co-leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish party and several other MPs in a major escalation of a broader crackdown against leading Kurds. Erdogan and the ruling AK Party accuse the HDP of links to the PKK , which is deemed a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union.

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Massive Russian fleet to sail past entire Portuguese coastline

It also said another British destroyer, HMS Dragon , was due to meet two Russian corvettes travelling north towards the United Kingdom from the direction of Portugal. The U.K. Ministry of Defense said two Royal navy ships, the frigate HMS Richmond and destroyer HMS Duncan , were escorting the Russian ships as they sailed in global waters down the U.K.'s eastern seaboard.

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Mosul Today: heaviest fighting yet in campaign to expel IS

Shortly after Baghdadi's speech was released at around 2 a.m., residents said heavy explosions shook eastern Mosul . The reclusive leader of the Islamic State group broke a almost year-long silence as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul Thursday, urging his jihadists to hold their ground.

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Indonesian Capital Braces for Big Blasphemy Protest

Hardliners have called for his death as Friday's turnout - estimated by police at 50 000 - eclipsed a similar protest last month that drew 10 000 chanting demonstrators to city hall. They say he insulted the Koran by dismissing a political attack by an opponent who urged opposition to Mr Purnama by citing a verse from the Koran.

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Aleppo evacuation routes deserted despite ceasefire

It said a reporter with another Syrian television channel had been wounded by shrapnel from the rocket fire. Two corridors will remain open for the militants to leave eastern Aleppo and six others are reserved for civilians there. The United Nations has said it does not have security guarantees needed to deliver aid into eastern Aleppo. The U.N. estimates 275,000 people are trapped in the eastern, rebel-held part of the divided city of Aleppo.


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