• Guterres vows to 'serve most vulnerable' as United Nations chief
Guterres vows to 'serve most vulnerable' as United Nations chief

The envoys representing the 15 members of the council, including the five veto-wielding permanent members, decided by acclamation in a closed-door session to send Guterres' name to the General Assembly for final approval. "I know Mr Guterres very well and consider him a superb choice", Ban, who has served as United Nations chief since January 2...

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  • Professional Clowns on Edge Over National Creepy Clown Sightings
Professional Clowns on Edge Over National Creepy Clown Sightings

The horror maestro who authored "It", which featured a monster in the form of a clown, recently spoke out as a voice of pro-clown reason. The clowns were first reported in Greenville, South Carolina, where several children told authorities that a group of clowns offered them money to follow them into the woods.

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  • Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong barred from Thailand
Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong barred from Thailand

Wong's political party Demosistō posted on Facebook that he had travelled to Bangkok after being invited to speak at the city's Chulalongkorn University about his campaign for democracy. He urged Hong Kong Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen, who departed Wednesday for Bangkok on a previously scheduled three-day, to raise the issue with Thai official...

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  • Experts point to brain injury in N Carolina police shooting
Experts point to brain injury in N Carolina police shooting

Police officers face off with protesters on the I-85 during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bamberg said there was no evidence Scott had a gun. 'What the officer should have done is give Keith step-by-step commands, ' Monnett added. "There's nothing on these videos that a reasonable person (would co...

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  • Palestinian officer arrested after criticising Abbas for Peres funeral
Palestinian officer arrested after criticising Abbas for Peres funeral

And Shimon Peres was never cynical, ' Obama said. And although Peres never saw his dream of peace fulfilled, "he did not stop dreaming and working". Shaked, of the conservative Jewish Home party, said in an interview that she did not know what other action Netanyahu should have taken, but that she disagreed with the gesture.

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  • Russian Federation threatens to veto French UN resolution on Aleppo
Russian Federation threatens to veto French UN resolution on Aleppo

Merkel said there was no basis in worldwide law for bombing hospitals and Moscow should use its influence with Assad to end the bombing of civilians. Talks between Russian Federation and the USA collapsed last week. Kerry dismissed any notion that the strikes against the civilian population in Syria have been accidental, British newspaper The ...

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  • UKIP's Woolfe offers hand of friendship to fellow MEP after punch-up
UKIP's Woolfe offers hand of friendship to fellow MEP after punch-up

Despite initial concern about his condition, Mr Woolfe released a statement from his hospital bed, saying he is "feeling brighter, happier and smiling as ever" after undergoing a precautionary brain scan. "He's been carted off to hospital with bleeding on the brain, as I understand it", Hamilton said. If they suspend me, they'll have to suspend St...

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  • South African police fight students demanding free education
South African police fight students demanding free education

Other institutions of higher learning were also hit by student protests, which erupted last week after Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande announced that universities can raise fees for 2017, provided that it does not exceed eight percent.

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  • Poland's Government Learns
Poland's Government Learns "Humility" After Mass Protests, Backs Off Abortion Ban

Passed in 1993, the current restrictive law bans all abortions unless there was rape or incest, the pregnancy poses a health risk to the mother or the foetus is severely deformed. That is what prompted Karolina Lignar-Paczocha, 37, to don black on Monday, and - after dropping her 2-year-old daughter off at nursery school - join other women at a ...

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  • Won't Support Bill Declaring Pakistan a 'Terrorist State', Says US
Won't Support Bill Declaring Pakistan a 'Terrorist State', Says US

An influential American lawmaker slammed Pakistan for continuing to provide "tacit and overt" support for terrorism and allowing terror outfits access into India as she pledged to work with other Congressional colleagues to cut back assistance to the country.

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  • CEO Of Backpage.com Arrested On Pimping Charges
CEO Of Backpage.com Arrested On Pimping Charges

But the company's internal revenue reports show that from January 2013 to March 2015, almost 99% of Backpage's worldwide income was generated from the web site's "adult" section, according to charging documents filed in California. Ferrer, who lives in the Dallas area, waived extradition to California during a court hearing Friday morning in Hou...

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  • Hurricane Matthew sends Caribbean-bound cruise to Maritimes instead
Hurricane Matthew sends Caribbean-bound cruise to Maritimes instead

According to Cruise Critic , Carnival has canceled all ports of call in Half Moon Cay and Nassau and replaced them with Key West and Freeport. Freedom of the Seas , which left Port Canaveral on Sunday, will call on San Juan on Tuesday; Charlotte Amalie, St.

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  • Telangana govt forms panel over demand for 4 addtnl districts
Telangana govt forms panel over demand for 4 addtnl districts

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has formed the committee led by MP, K Keshava Rao, to examine the possibility of creating four more new districts - Gadwal, Jangaon, Sircilla and Asifabad, and asked them to submit report by October seven afternoon.

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  • Portugal's Guterres, likely UN chief, wants to build bridges
Portugal's Guterres, likely UN chief, wants to build bridges

The unanimous backing for Guterres followed an informal vote on Wednesday during which 13 of the 15 members supported his candidacy and none of the five veto-holding powers blocked him. Worldwide desk - United Nations is set to get a new Secretary General as the tenure of Ban Ki-moon as head of the UN will expire on December 31. Ban stressed th...

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  • UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveils programme to discourage immigrants
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveils programme to discourage immigrants

Anyone wanting to drive a taxi would be subject to a mandatory immigration check from December under the new measures which Ms Rudd said were aimed at ensuring only the "brightest and best" came to the country. She accused firms of "getting away" with not training enough British workers, instead relying in cheap migrant labour, and said rules requi...

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  • Karnataka defers decision to release Cauvery water
Karnataka defers decision to release Cauvery water

The court also asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to facilitate a meeting between the governments of the two states to find a solution to this long-standing problem. A day later, the state responded by deferring the decision to release water until today's meeting. Jayalalithaa could not attend the meeting as she is unwell.

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  • Five wounded in Istanbul blast near police station
Five wounded in Istanbul blast near police station

The private Dogan news agency said several parked cars were damaged in the blast, and several windows in nearby buildings were smashed. Turkish police sealed off the area fearing a possible second blast and Turkey s broadcast watchdog slapped a ban on images of the bombing.

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  • McCoy says his job is safe despite another Chargers collapse
McCoy says his job is safe despite another Chargers collapse

Sunday's loss pushed the Chargers to 1-3 for the season. But, for once, doesn't it feel good to be a Saints fan right now? The New Orleans Saints rallied for a win over the San Diego Chargers that just might save their season. It's everybody. It's just not one player. As little learners grow up, they need more specific supplies to get them th...

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  • J.K. Rowling Releases Last 'Magic in North America' Installment
J.K. Rowling Releases Last 'Magic in North America' Installment

Exploring the wizarding world in North America is something that Rowling has been wanting to do for a long time. Rappaport's Law, named after then-President Emily Rappaport, was created as a result of one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy ever known, a breach in which the daughter of Rappaport's Keeper of Treasure and Dr...

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  • UN releases images of damage in Syria's Aleppo
UN releases images of damage in Syria's Aleppo

One image, dated Saturday, shows the damage to a school or athletic facility in Aleppo's Owaija district. He told reporters on Wednesday in Geneva: "To a certain extent you're looking at rubble being pushed around". The convoy organizers had obtained necessary clearances from the government and rebels as well as the Americans and Russians, who ...

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