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Syrian Kurds clash with Islamic State militants in battle for Raqqa

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow, reporting from Gaziantep on Turkey's border with Syria, said although the SDF called on global forces to assist the offensive, it has made it clear it does not want Turkish military involvement. An SDF commander said ISIS was fighting back with its favourite tactic of sending suicide bombers in explosives-packed vehicles against the advancing forces.

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Palestinian teen is sentenced to 12 years in jail by Israeli court

On the question of how American policy would change toward the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in case Clinton wins, 4 per cent said the USA policy will change a lot, 31 per cent said it would change to a certain extent, and 28 per cent said it would change little.

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ISIS using 'tens of thousands' of civilians as human shields in Mosul

ISIS is now sending "suicide squads" to Mosul from its symbolic capital of Raqqa in Syria, which the U.S. and coalition forces also plan to try to capture soon. The UN said last week IS was apparently not allowing families to flee for territory held by the Iraqi army outside Mosul and that civilians suspected of being disloyal to to the group appeared to had been targeted.

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Indian officials in Islamabad declared persona non grata

Dr Faisal asked India to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; probe the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and stop targeting the villages and civilians.

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Clinton lead over Trump virtually unchanged despite Federal Bureau of Investigation news

The spot, which the Trump campaign said is running nationally, ends by saying Clinton is "unfit to serve" as president because she is "crippled by a criminal investigation", but the FBI has not said Clinton herself is the subject of an investigation.

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Chase Last-Minute Support On Eve Of The Election

The election would then be decided by the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, where lawmakers would have a three-way choice among Trump, Clinton and McMullin, a Utah native and former Central Intelligence Agency operative. "We feel that we're going to get a good share of those votes", he said. Obama sounded positive, energetic and upbeat, but he did take some shots at Donald Trump.

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Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions

While there is some consensus early voting is favoring Democrats on the ballot , Kennedy said he isn't certain one party is benefitting over the other considering an estimated 30 percent of vote came early. About 1.86 million Mississippians are registered and eligible to cast a ballot on Election Day. The disability advocacy hotline number is 800-622-4845.

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At long last, Americans decide between Clinton and Trump

Mrs Clinton planned to end her campaign by greeting supporters at the Westchester airport, in NY, where she was expected to land after 3am local time. Donald Trump has a final message to his supporters in the election's waning hours, saying: "We have to win". Clinton, in addition to Philadelphia, stopped in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and visited MI before wrapping up with a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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India NDTV 24-hour broadcast ban is suspended by government

Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu took the decision, the channel said. The ministry's order says the ban has been put aside while it reviews the case (scroll down to read entire government order). NDTV's petition is scheduled to be mentioned before a Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and N.V. Ramana at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Ministry officials said action was taken because the channel had revealed sensitive details such as the location of the ammunition depot that could have been picked up by ...

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Mahatma Gandhi's grandson and former NASA scientist, Kanu Gandhi passes away

The picture has been etched in public memory for over eight decades and even immortalised in memorials on the Salt Satyagraha at Mumbai's Juhu Beach and several other parts of the country. He later went on to work with NASA and the U.S. Defence Department on wing structures of fighter aircraft, while his wife Shivalaxmi was a professor and researcher at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute.

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Clarkson hopes to 'appear on BBC all the time'

In September, the corporation, which is trying to save £800 million a year by 2022, lost the rights to its hit program The Great British Bake Off after failing to match a competing offer from Channel 4. Top Gear's incredible growth over the years, he said, "would have been its ultimate demise". It's just an idea where they've got to buck their ideas up, they really do.

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Israeli leader tells ministers to stay quiet on US election

Israel on Monday, 7 November, declined an invitation from France to participate in a peace conference in Paris later this year and said it would only serve as a distraction from the aim of directly negotiating with the Palestinians . US -backed Kurdish-led Syrian fighters are clashing with Islamic State militants north of Raqqa in Syria, a day after announcing the start of a campaign to liberate the city from the extremist group.

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Rebel fire kills 12, wounds 200 in Aleppo - state media

Once Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided since mid-2012 between government control in the west and rebels in the east. For its part, the OSDH gives a balance of 15 dead, including four children. "We don't trust the Russians or any of their cheap initiatives", said Yasser al-Youssef, a politburo member of the Nureddin al-Zinki rebel brigade in Aleppo .

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Panama leak: Nawaz Sharif tells court he has no offshore co

During the hearing, the top court gave a week's time to Prime Minister Sharif's children to submit evidence and establish that they are legal owners of property overseas. Minister of state for information and broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb has expressed confidence that PM will get a clean chit in the Panama paper leak case.

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Investigators Find More Bodies on Property of Alleged Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp

Both of the bodies were removed from the lot Monday and are now off-site, he said. Todd Christopher Kohlhepp boasted online about his business savvy and his love of label makers. The site described Kohlhepp as a former professional graphic designer and a licensed pilot who drinks two pots of coffee a day, "does not understand what "it can wait til tomorrow" means" and "has way too much fun with a label maker".

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Two Americans killed, four wounded in Afghanistan

Both incidents occurred several miles west of Kunduz City, a strategic provincial capital near the northern Afghan border, which the insurgents briefly captured last month and have continued to sporadically attack. "As part of an Afghan operation, friendly forces received direct fire and airstrikes were conducted to defend themselves", said Cleveland's statement.

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Turkey concerned as Syrian Kurds press toward IS-held Raqqa

But the announcement lacked details on how the SDF , dominated by Kurds, plans to oust the militants from the city, home to almost 200,000 mostly Sunni Arabs and an estimated 5,000 IS fighters. An SDF commander said IS was fighting back with its favorite tactic of sending suicide bombers in explosives-packed vehicles against advancing forces.

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Djokovic 'happy to be in same era' as Murray

Defending champion and five-time victor Novak Djokovic spent 122 consecutive weeks at world No1 and is the man with the power to usurp Murray at the standings' summit. "It feels a little bit odd how it's happened today", Murray said . The 29-year-old missed a chunk of tournaments in February and March this year owing to the birth of his daughter with partner Kim Sears, and as a result does not have too many points to defend like the rest of the players in the top 10.

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Hungary: Lawmakers reject anti-migrant constitutional change

BBC Europe editor Katya Adler said the referendum was both a defeat and a victory for Mr Orban, who has campaigned relentlessly against migrants. Orban's ruling right-wing Fidesz party had wanted to change the constitution to legalize its policy of refusing to accept European Union quotas for taking in refugees.

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Trump, Clinton in all-out battle for New Hampshire

A Globe/Suffolk poll released Thursday showed Sununu, scion of a New Hampshire political dynasty, with a lead of 4 percentage points over the Democratic nominee, Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern. Walsh will later greet voters at Bridge Cafe on Elm Street with New Hampshire state Representative Donna Soucy. Straightaway, Trump turned to a popular topic for him this week, the FBI's review of emails that may have to do with Hillary Clinton.

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Cyprus town's future hangs in Swiss talks balance

Ban Ki-moon opened a five-day meeting between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci in Switzerland. Akıncı met President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul on November 5 ahead of the talks . Now named Guzelyurt in Turkish, it is home to around 18,000 Turkish Cypriots, some of whom have lived here for more than four decades.

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First female US Attorney General, Janet Reno, dies at 78

She was known for deliberating slowly, publicly and in a typically blunt manner. Other controversies in which she was involved and which implicated the Clinton administration include the Whitewater scandal, Filegate , and the investigation into Clinton's sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinksy.

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Wilshere recalled to England squad for Scotland, Spain games

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted that he is unsure whether he will be able to keep his 25-man squad together for the upcoming worldwide break. Wilshere has been missing from the England set-up since Euro 2016 as both former boss Sam Allardyce and then Southgate chose to leave him out. Southgate was unable to call on injured Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana last time out, but the Liverpool pair are back after returning to action with the Premier League leaders.

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Wear a poppy to show respect and support our veterans

The 12-hour bike ride was held from 8am to 8pm in Portcullis House in Parliament on Wednesday of last week and aimed to raise money for the Legion's national Poppy Appeal. Through the donations to the Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to now serving and retired veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and their families who are in need.

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Early voting is over, but some still try

The counting of votes begins when the polls close. For example, an employee working 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. can not take time off work to vote because polls are open until 9 p.m. Almost 1.3 million people cast in-person early ballots through Sunday, surpassing turnout in previous presidential contests, according to totals released Monday by the State Board of Elections.

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Lebanon's President Aoun calls for national unity, liberating Palestinian territories

Newly elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) gives a speech next to Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (R) as he takes an oath after he was elected at the Lebanese parliament in downtown Beirut , Lebanon October 31, 2016. Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when former president Michel Suleiman left office. Aoun had long eyed the presidency, and his candidacy was staunchly backed by Iran-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah, his ally since a surprise rapprochement in 2006.

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Final US vote polls show very tight race with Clinton edge

Donald Trump got off to a quick, early lead in the 2016 presidential election , winning over the voters of three New Hampshire precincts by a 32-25 margin over Hillary Clinton. A record number of Americans - more than 46m - have voted early by post or at polling stations. The inquiry involved material found on a computer belonging to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman and estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide.

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Nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents

She also posted often about Christianity-even calling on other Christians "to search their Bibles and their hearts under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and start being TRULY Christ like" in a February 2015 Facebook post. If convicted, Wettlaufer will be among the worst serial killers in Canada's history. An employee at the facility, who wasn't authorised to speak on the record, told a reporter that it was a shame a whole profession could be coloured by the actions of one person.

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Christie defends himself following Baroni, Kelly guilty verdicts in Bridgegate trial

The jury was in its fifth day considering the legal fates of Kelly, a former deputy chief of staff to Christie, and Baroni, once the governor's top appointee at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey. Baroni's attorney, Michael Baldassare, called the case a disgrace and said the USA attorney's office should be "ashamed" of where it drew the line on who to charge.

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Toblerone fans OUTRAGED after change to iconic shape

Alistair Calder wrote on Facebook, saying: 'Utterly ridiculous decision! In a statement, owners said: 'Like many other companies, we are experiencing higher costs for numerous ingredients. "You buy a bar expecting a normal bar and it looks like you are getting half the chocolate". However, other consumers praised the company for making a public announcement on the change.

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Pakistan border firing kills 19 people amid rising tensions over Kashmir

Meanwhile, an encounter is now underway between security forces and terrorists in Bandipora's Ajar village. The Pakistani troops used heavy calibre weapons like 120 mm and 82 mm mortar bombs, army said. The minister also said it was "disgusting" that while India abstained from firing during Eid, the Pakistani side did not practise restraint during Diwali.

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Business leaders' anger as May resists plea to relax visa rules

Industry body UKinbound has expressed its disappointment with the decision by Prime Minister Theresa May not to reduce the cost of a two-year multi-entry visa for visitors from India to the United Kingdom. As part of the immigration crackdown, when May was the Home Secretary the post-study visa scheme allowing graduates to apply for a two-year stay after their study was scrapped.

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Strong Earthquake Hits Largest Oil Storage Hub in US

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake at 7:44 p.m. Sunday 2 miles west of Cushing, in Payne County, Oklahoma. "I was at home doing some work in my office and, basically, you could feel the whole house sway some", Spears, the Cushing city manager, said Sunday night.

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What's ahead for Clinton? Some clues from the campaign

Before Trump took the stage, several Iowa politicians and others spoke on his behalf. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Sioux City, Iowa this morning, his first of five rallies scheduled for Sunday. "I like the direction we're heading", he said. "You are the people that built our country, and we are going to give you the respect that you deserve".

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Kurdish-led Syrian fighters clash with Islamic State

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on yesterday reiterated the country's opposition to the use of Syrian Kurdish fighters in the battle against the Islamic State group. It said that they engaged 12 IS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles and two vehicles rigged with explosives. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said IS militants hit an SDF armored vehicle with a missile, killing everyone inside.


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