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  • Kenya bans protests as election rerun approaches

    Kenya bans protests as election rerun approaches

    Odinga's decision to withdraw from the upcoming vote has renewed fears of political violence; 17 were injured last Wednesday while protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's rejection of electoral reforms. "If it goes ahead it is not an election, it is a selection", Odinga told Reuters in an interview during a visit to London. Bondo lawmaker Gideon Ochanda condemned the killings, saying the police should exercise restraint as they disperse the demonstrators.

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  • North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of USA threat

    North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of USA threat

    China's Communist Party Congress, scheduled to open Wednesday, could be a trigger for new provocative action by North Korea, Bishop told reporters Sunday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on 16 September 2017.

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  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Joins Suit Over Health Subsidies

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Joins Suit Over Health Subsidies

    Becerra and the other attorneys general said they are filing the federal lawsuit Friday, arguing that withholding cost-sharing subsidies is unlawful and violates a mandate in the law. The Justice Department released a memo written by Attorney General Jeff Sessions laying out the legal rationale for stopping the payments. Becerra has already successfully intervened in the 2014 House GOP lawsuit against the subsidies, but it was unclear the next moves in that case.

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  • 30 dead in Somalia's bomb attack

    30 dead in Somalia's bomb attack

    Gunshots could be heard near the hotel in Mogadishu's Hodan district that appeared to be the main target of the initial detonation. The explosion reportedly happened near the entrance of the hotel. "And economically, I think this is the worst ever in Mogadishu in a single day". Emergency services were overwhelmed as they sought to respond to the bombing.

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  • Massive Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

    Massive Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

    The latest technology allows them to study the polynya even if their access to the site itself in the Southern Ocean is insufficient. In the winter of 2016, a much-diminished Weddell showed up again on satellite images. Dr. Mojib Latif, head of the Research Division at GEOMAR, in a public statement. And if scientists do figure out what is causing this particular polynia, it will shed some light on how Antarctica will change over the next few years.

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  • Two NC prison employees killed during escape attempt

    Two NC prison employees killed during escape attempt

    Several other employees were hurt. The state Department of Public Safety posted on its Twitter account that the attempted breakout involved fires set in the prison's sewing plant. Walker said the prison remains on lockdown as the Pasquotank Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation begin a probe of Thursday's incident.

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  • US Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its 'Anti-Israel Bias'

    US Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its 'Anti-Israel Bias'

    The agency's board members are set to vote this week to elect a new director-general, with candidates from Qatar, France and Egypt in a three-way race for the position. In a statement, the State Department said the decision will take effect December 31, 2018, and that the US will seek a "permanent observer" status instead.

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  • Trump Picks Top White House Aide to run Homeland Security

    Trump Picks Top White House Aide to run Homeland Security

    Kelly brought Nielsen to the White House when Trump named him chief of staff in late July, and Trump quickly tapped her to be Kelly's deputy. Nielsen told the president she was "humbled by the trust you are placing in me". Kelly said that Americans should be concerned about North Korea. "Some person that works way down inside an office - or well, just develop some better sources".

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  • Hamas and Fatah 'agree deal' for unified Palestinian government

    Hamas and Fatah 'agree deal' for unified Palestinian government

    The Hamas takeover, which came a year after the group defeated Fatah in Palestinian parliament elections, left Abbas with autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. An Egyptian source close to the talks said intelligence chief Khaled Fawzi had followed the talks closely. The deal envisages that the national unity government will have full powers in all Palestinian territories - in the West Bank and Gaza - by December 1.

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  • Catalan leader under pressure to drop independence

    Catalan leader under pressure to drop independence

    Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaría, buoyed by the show of support, said: "I'm calling on the sensible people in the Catalan government, don't jump off the edge because you'll take the people with you". "The message is crystal clear: Catalonian independence is not going to happen", De Guindos said. Catalan officials said that people voted overwhelmingly for secession in the ballot, which was declared illegal by the government and was marked by police violence against ...

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  • Wont let down govt in new job: NIA DG-designate tells Rajnath

    Wont let down govt in new job: NIA DG-designate tells Rajnath

    The process to sanitise the Kashmir Valley of terror elements has been catalysed, the Home Minister said, adding, "Everyday, the forces are successful in killing 5-6 terrorists". The home minister said terrorism was a major hurdle in the country's development and the Centre had initiated several measures to tackle the menace, including raising it at various worldwide forums.

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  • Myanmar crisis: Rohingya militants say unilateral truce to end on October 9

    Myanmar crisis: Rohingya militants say unilateral truce to end on October 9

    But a post on the page of the office of army chief Min Aung Hlaing said blazes at seven houses in a Rohingya village early Wednesday were started by an "Einu" or a militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). However, Robert Watkins, the United Nations resident co-ordinator in Dhaka , said overcrowding could heighten the spread of disease, which is already a problem among the refugee population.

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  • Car Crash Near London's Natural History Museum Hurts 11

    Car Crash Near London's Natural History Museum Hurts 11

    A minicab driver sparked a major terror alert when his auto ploughed into pedestrians in the heart of one of London's busiest tourist areas, leaving 11 people injured. The BBC's Chloe Hayward emerged from Natural history Museum immediately after the incident. The Mirror is also reporting that nearby Tube stations, including South Kensington and Sloane Square have been evacuated.

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  • Turkey says major operation underway in Syria's Idlib

    Turkey says major operation underway in Syria's Idlib

    Turkish commando units and military vehicles have reportedly massed on the border but are yet to cross, in what will be Ankara's second major Syria operation after its Euphrates Shield incursion previous year. Earlier on Saturday, Turkey continued to build up its number of troops on the southern border with Syria, close to the earmarked de-escalation zone near the city of Idlib.

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  • Harvey Weinstein allegedlly molested and raped Charmed' starlet Rose McGowan

    Harvey Weinstein allegedlly molested and raped Charmed' starlet Rose McGowan

    She later rode with him and others to Socialista , a Cuban-themed club and restaurant in which Weinstein and Giuseppe Cipriani, who was then the head of the Cipriani restaurant empire, were investors. Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen.

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  • Is the Trump Administration Using Religion to Allow Discrimination?

    The freedom of religion is a fundamental right of paramount importance, expressly protected by federal law . While the memo refers to protecting the rights of religious employers, it doesn't specify whether it's referring only to religious institutions such as churches and their charities or to businesses whose owners hold religious views against hiring certain people or baking a cake for a gay wedding, an issue now before the Supreme Court.

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  • Khawaja Asif warns India against targeting Pakistan's nuclear installations

    Khawaja Asif warns India against targeting Pakistan's nuclear installations

    Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington , the foreign minister said if US had concerns about the future of Afghanistan , then Pakistan too seeks recognition of its legitimate security concerns in the region. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , told a congressional hearing this week that it's clear to him that Pakistan's intelligence service has connections to the militant groups.

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  • Brazil Corruption Probe Ensnares Rio Olympics Chief

    Brazil Corruption Probe Ensnares Rio Olympics Chief

    According to the Federal Prosecutors' Office, the temporary arrest of Nuzman was necessary because the COB president attempted to hide property. Suspending the COB is an unprecedented act by the IOC EB. Determining Nuzman's International Olympic Committee fate will be the first landmark test for new chair Ban Ki Moon. And as Nuzman is the president of the Brazilian Olympic committee too, that body has also been suspended, meaning any payments from the IOC are frozen and it can not vote on ...

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  • Iniesta Signs new contract, and it's FOR LIFE !

    The Spain midfielder reached an agreement with Barca for a new "lifetime" deal at the club on Friday, extending his lengthy association with the Catalan giants having joined in 1996. Iniesta signed the new contract at the team's Camp Nou Stadium and was given a team shirt with the words "Iniesta forever". "I will be here as long as my body, mind and all I have to give is enough", he added.

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