• Abu Sayyaf militants in Philippines release Norwegian hostage
Abu Sayyaf militants in Philippines release Norwegian hostage

Norway said the release was a "positive development", adding that it was closely monitoring the situation and working with Philippine authorities to bring Sekkingstad to safety. An adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte said Sekkingstad was handed over by Abu Sayyaf militants to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), another militant group based in t...

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  • Colin Powell Leaked Emails Reveal Israel Has 200 Nukes
Colin Powell Leaked Emails Reveal Israel Has 200 Nukes

Congress past year, Powell wrote that Iran would never use a nuclear weapon if it were able to develop one because "the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we [the U.S.] have thousands". "Gen. Powell has not been briefed or had any knowledge from USA sources on the existence and or size of an Israeli nuclear capabili...

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  • Chelsea's Antonio Conte says Liverpool defeat was a wake-up call
Chelsea's Antonio Conte says Liverpool defeat was a wake-up call

The Reds have been one of the best teams this season when it has come to scoring goals, and while some of those goals have been outstanding ones, beating Henderson's victor at StamfordBridge on Friday will not be easy. After being held to a 2-all draw with Swansea City in their last fixture, Chelsea will be looking to play catch up with top of the ...

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  • Curfew in Srinagar after boy dies of pellet injuries, toll reaches 86
Curfew in Srinagar after boy dies of pellet injuries, toll reaches 86

Curfew was today imposed in Harwan area here in the wake of death of a teenager in clashes last evening while the curbs continued in some other parts of the summer capital and two towns of Kashmir. Among the injured was a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) level officer. The joint Hurriyet leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyet Confere...

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  • Trump on Clinton's guards: 'Take their guns away'
Trump on Clinton's guards: 'Take their guns away'

There is no evidence that is true. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton returns to campaigning after her bout with pneumonia at Westchester County Airport on September 15, 2016, in White Plains, N.Y. Clinton accused Trump of "peddling a racist conspiracy". There have been more guns sold since I have been president than just about any t...

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  • Chelsea: Antonio Conte Sets Challenge for Cesc Fàbregas
Chelsea: Antonio Conte Sets Challenge for Cesc Fàbregas

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has urged Blues boss Antonio Conte to start Cesc Fabregas in the club's EFL Cup game against Leicester City on Tuesday. Atletico Madrid's France forward, 25, has been linked with Chelsea during successive transfer windows.

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  • Jean Claude-Juncker European Union promises free WiFi and 5G for all
Jean Claude-Juncker European Union promises free WiFi and 5G for all

Mr Juncker emphasized that the EU's common military force would be an addition to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "more defense in Europe doesn't mean less transatlantic solidarity". "We need a European Defense Union - for our internal and external security", said liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. We need to be ...

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  • Diane James become UKIP leader as Farage bows out
Diane James become UKIP leader as Farage bows out

Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who has pumped heaps of cash into UKIP over the past few years, says he is "delighted" with the election of Diane James and vowed to continue supporting the party financially. "I think, folks, I've done my bit". And stressed that Britain does not want "Brexit-lite", insisting the United Kingdom should leav...

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  • British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes hajj after converting to Islam
British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes hajj after converting to Islam

Mr Collis converted to Islam in 2011 and while some of his fellow diplomats knew about it, it was not public knowledge in Riyadh. Simon Collis pictured with Syrian wife Huda al-Mujarkech after making the pilgrimage to Mecca. This year's Hajj season will officially end on Thursday (the 13th day of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah) after pilgrims e...

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  • Train is derailed as torrential floods hit the south
Train is derailed as torrential floods hit the south

The front carriage of a south-bound London Midland train to Euston came off the track at 50mph, dealing an LM train to Birmingham a "glancing blow". Train services between Liverpool Street, Stansted and Cambridge were suspended until midday at the earliest after a lightning strike damaged signalling equipment at Broxbourne.

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  • No Brexit talks for 12 months: Top official
No Brexit talks for 12 months: Top official

For many euroskeptics in the UK, Van Rompuy's intervention will only serve to further inflame tensions. He also warned that maintaining free movement of labour would be a red line if the United Kingdom wanted to remain part of the single market.

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  • Syria is delaying humanitarian aid in violation of cease-fire, United Nations says
Syria is delaying humanitarian aid in violation of cease-fire, United Nations says

Russian troops have deployed along a main road leading into rebel-held areas of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of the possible arrival of aid convoys, a local activist said. Elsewhere in the province, an airstrike on the IS-held town of Mayadeen killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, according to opposition activists and Deir e...

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  • Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea
Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea

On Monday, three Russian surface ships, two supply ships, two helicopters, 96 marines, and a handful of amphibious armored vehicles arrived at China's Zhanjiang port for a joint military exercise in the South China Sea, China's Ministry of Defense reports .

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  • UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sharply criticizes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sharply criticizes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Benjamin Netanyahu cost Israel $4.5 billion in defense aid because of Netanyahu's strained relations with President Barack Obama. A former Israeli prime minister on Thursday said incumbent premier Benjamin Netanyahu eroded national security and the size of U.S. defence aid by "irresponsible" han...

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  • US Senate approves bill giving millions of dollars in aid for Flint
US Senate approves bill giving millions of dollars in aid for Flint

The $9.35 Senate billion bill would authorize 30 navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects, traditional subjects for a WRDA bill. Lee voted against the bill, saying it increases spending without offsetting budget cuts. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), who chairs the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on water resources, said m...

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  • Syria's cease-fire holding but aid hasn't reached Aleppo yet
Syria's cease-fire holding but aid hasn't reached Aleppo yet

The town targeted in the raids, Al-Mayadin, is controlled by ISIS. The ceasefire, which went into effect on Monday night, has largely held in key areas across the country. Some groups, however, have expressed hesitance about breaking with the al-Qaeda-linked Fatah al-Sham group, who they have teamed up with to fight the Syrian government but wh...

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  • Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370
Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

Over two years ago, the Boeing 777 mysteriously vanished as it headed towards Beijing from Kuala Lumpur , and little evidence of it has been found since. However, the confirmation appears to have so far shed no fresh light on the plane's fate. The search, also involving Malaysia and China, has led to more than 105,000 sq km of the 120,000 sq km ...

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  • Targeting 'dangerous' dogs is a good move
Targeting 'dangerous' dogs is a good move

Worcester's stringent dog laws came down in 1997, when residents complained that dog owners were allowing their aggressive dogs to run around off the leash, and that they were not cleaning up after them. The amendment also updates fees for registering dogs. Those are sensible measures that will help to protect people and pets from dogs that tru...

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  • Statement confirms terms of new $38 bln Israel aid package
Statement confirms terms of new $38 bln Israel aid package

This evening, the USA approved its military aid agreement, in which it will transfer $38 billion to Israel over the course of the next ten years. The signing ceremony will take place on Wednesday, the State Department said . A significant one was an agreement by Netanyahu for Israel not to pursue additional aid during the term of the agreement...

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  • Russia urges Syrian rebels to separate from 'terrorists'
Russia urges Syrian rebels to separate from 'terrorists'

State Department said on Wednesday. Toner acknowledged the situation hasn't been flawless. "And we hope to get that done today", he said . The ceasefire truce sponsored by the US and Russian Federation aims to ultimately spur negotiations between regime officials and opposition forces to strike a political solution to the civil war, which is...

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