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Obama condemns Trump's remarks about rejecting result

Obama condemns Trump's remarks about rejecting result

So vile! Donald Trump used a lighthearted white tie event in NYC to completely roast presidential opponent Hillary Clinton, all while she was sitting just feet away from him. "I know you may still have questions for me". He said Trump's comments were further evidence of his lack of fitness for the office. "She got kicked off the Watergate Commission". Read More

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Duterte: I Promised God to Stop Cursing

Duterte, while traveling on a flight from Japan to his home country, said he heard a voice he assumed was God that said if he didn't stop swearing, "I will bring this plane down now". Like most Filipinos, Mr Duterte is Roman Catholic, although he has boasted about his womanising and called the Pope a "son of a whore" for causing traffic jams during his visit. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump Is 'Persecuted' By The Media

Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump Is 'Persecuted' By The Media

Reporters covering the Trump campaign are often targeted by the brash billionaire's supporters at his raucous rallies. The term "deplorable" has been embraced by Trump supporters after Hillary Clinton said at a fundraiser that half of her rival's supporters were a "basket of deplorables.' She later said she shouldn't have said 'half" and she was referring to the extremes of his support base. Read More

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Shiite militias join the battle as Iraqis push toward Mosul

He said the US -led coalition, which is providing airstrikes and ground support to the Iraqi military and Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga , is not playing any role in the Shiite militias' advance. The PMF officially reports to the Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who on October 17 announced the start of an offensive targeting Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, with the backing of a U.S-led coalition. Read More

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Iraq's Shiite militias join Mosul push; bombs rock Baghdad

Iraq is now waging a major offensive to drive IS from the northern city of Mosul, the extremist group's last urban stronghold in the country. Earlier this week, top U.S. But hours later, a few families who had hunkered down during the fighting emerged. The offensive operations came despite an assertion from the US-led coalition on Friday that Iraqi forces were temporarily halting their advance on Mosul for a period expected to last "a couple days". Read More

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UNESCO criticises Israel's actions in new resolution

Muslims contest this claim and say that years of Jewish excavations under and around the holy site had never revealed any evidence of a Jewish temple at that location. "By adopting this absurd decision, UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it once had", he added. One particular point on contention has been the measure calling the holy site only by the Muslim name of Haram al-Sharif and not the Jewish name, the Temple Mount. Read More

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Russian Federation to halt strikes on Syria's Aleppo for 8 hours on Thursday

The EU ministers said they would press ahead with extending sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, but stopped short of threatening measures against Russian Federation. Russian Federation has so far only announced an 8-hour pause on Thursday. The U.S. Department of State said the move is "a good thing, but frankly it's a bit too little, too late ". Read More

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Bomb blasts kill 8 in northeastern Nigerian city

Bomb blasts kill 8 in northeastern Nigerian city

In the other attack, three occupants of a tricycle were killed at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. gas station. Pictures posted on NEMA's Twitter account show rescue workers at the scene of the bombing, amid debris and destroyed cars. Militants from the Islamic extremist group are firmly entrenched in Nigeria's northern states. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has led a successful offensive against the insurgents since coming into office previous year, but Boko Haram is still capable ... Read More

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Iraqi forces push into town south of Mosul

Commanders said most of the IS fighters withdrew earlier this week with civilians, but that US airstrikes had disrupted the forced march, allowing some civilians to escape. "Also on Wednesday ISIS executed 190 former Iraqi security forces for refusing to join them in the Al Ghazlani base near Mosul", said Ravina Shamdasani of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Read More

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Heathrow's third runway given the go-ahead safeguarding Newcastle to London flights

Heathrow's third runway given the go-ahead safeguarding Newcastle to London flights

At £18.6bn, a third runway at Heathrow is the most expensive of the three options shortlisted by the Airports Commission but the one that it recommended in its final report past year as it offers the best economic return. "Airport expansion is vital for the economic future of the whole of the United Kingdom and today also provides certainty to Londoners". Heathrow is the UK's largest airport which operates 1,300 take-offs and landings every day of the year, and successive British ... Read More

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IS suspects seized in Turkey

IS suspects seized in Turkey

On the 11th day of the Mosul offensive, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said the Iraqi Security Forces attacking the city from the south and the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters advancing from the east have inflicted heavy losses on ISIS since the offensive began on October 17. Read More

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Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption

The FBI chose to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as a result of a separate sexting probe of infamous former United States congressman Anthony Weiner. In a press conference Friday Clinton said she's heard the "rumors" and doesn't know what to believe. Tyler also says that Clinton has acknowledged she made a mistake with her email use and would've done things differently. Read More

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Iraqi forces launch new advance northeast of Mosul

Iraqi forces launch new advance northeast of Mosul

Iraqi security officials say militants co-ordinated with sleeper cells to launch the overnight attack on Rutba, which lies on an global highway around 110km from the Jordanian border. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile met with Iraq's prime minister and commanders in Baghdad to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S.is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on the ground. Read More

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UN says IS reportedly using 'human shields'

Daesh captured Mosul - Iraq's second largest city - in mid-2014 before overrunning additional territory in the country's northern and western regions. Gen. Matthew C. Isler said the USA -led coalition conducted "precision strikes" on vehicles that were unoccupied and far enough away from civilians to avoid harming them. Read More

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Philippines verifying if Chinese ships left disputed shoal

Philippines verifying if Chinese ships left disputed shoal

I invite you to just really look at me and relate those words to my character. Filipino fisherman were able this week to fish in waters near the disputed Scarborough Shoal without being chased away by Chinese vessels, the Philippines said Friday, suggesting signaling a potential deal between China and the Philippines on the South China Sea . Read More

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Terrorists kill army jawan, mutilate his body

Terrorists kill army jawan, mutilate his body

Indian forces are giving a befitting reply to unprovoked infiltration bid by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. "The entire nation is angered with this development". The incident, which occurred under 53 Infantry Brigade, comes amid increasing border tension between India and Pakistan. Pakistan Rangers also violate ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border on Saturday. Read More

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Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize

Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency, described an "astronomically hard situation", although he declined to specify who was responsible for the breakdown. Rebels have rejected the offer, saying it isn't serious. "This is the importance of Aleppo now".Pressure is rising for a halt to a ferocious, three-week-old Syrian regime offensive to capture the opposition-held eastern zone of the city of Aleppo .Mr Putin this week pledged that Russian Federation won't give in ... Read More

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Ex-Putin aide's death ruled accidental in US

Ex-Putin aide's death ruled accidental in US

US authorities said Friday that the unexplained death past year of a Russian media executive in a Washington hotel was accidental and caused partly by alcohol poisoning after days of heavy drinking. Lesin's death sparked numerous conspiracy theories that he may have been murdered by those under the pay of the Russian state, prompting questions as to why a member of Russia's political elite was staying in only a mid-range hotel. Read More

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