• Rock slide blocking Trans-Canada near Field, BC, has locals feeling isolated
Rock slide blocking Trans-Canada near Field, BC, has locals feeling isolated

Parks Canada said an update on the approximate time of re-opening will be Wednesday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon, RCMP were expecting the closure to remain in effect for 24-72 hours. The Trans-Canada Highway was closed Monday night due to a rock fall about 16 kilometres west of Field. DriveBC says an update on when the highway will reopen ...

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  • US abstains in UN on Cuba embargo for first time
US abstains in UN on Cuba embargo for first time

For the 25th year in a row, Cuba has called for the United Nations to issue a resolution against the USA "blockade", as the Cubans refer to the US embargo against Cuba. "We've always voted 'no.' Today, for the 1st time ever, we abstained", she tweeted. The White House has repeatedly urged Congress to lift the embargo, most recently in a speech ...

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  • National Geographic's famed ''Afghan Girl'' arrested in Pakistan for forgery
National Geographic's famed ''Afghan Girl'' arrested in Pakistan for forgery

Gula, 47, appeared before a judge in the northwestern city of Peshawar after authorities arrested her for possessing a forged Pakistani national identity card. Gula had applied for the passport with the name Sharbat Bibi and managed to bypass Pakistan's computerised system to get an ID card, added the report.

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  • Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing
Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing

READ: BARE EYE: Who cares about Pacquiao vs Vargas? He was impressive in April in dominating Timothy Bradley in their third fight, and Roach said he has spent weeks training in the Philippines for Vargas. "I'm not taking this fight lightly", Pacquiao told fightnews two days after his arrival in the United States from Manila where he trained for six...

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  • Ban Ki-moon on South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC
Ban Ki-moon on South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC

She would not comment on South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court , saying it was its sovereign right. Strong stuff indeed - but do these arguments really hold water? "It is unclear that the proposed African Court on Human and People's Rights, given its severe funding constraints and the protection of sitting...

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  • Man held for 'spying' on Army for Pakistan
Man held for 'spying' on Army for Pakistan

The tribals, known as Kabailies, were employed by Pakistan with a conspiracy to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir by executing a genocide on the people. In London, exiled Kashmiris will demonstrate outside the Pakistan High Commission. The Prime Minister of Pakistan is the chairman and chief executive of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Coun...

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  • Moscow says Russian Federation and Syria are halting Aleppo air strikes for now
Moscow says Russian Federation and Syria are halting Aleppo air strikes for now

He described the suspension as a precursor for the opening of humanitarian corridors. The two militaries will observe a "humanitarian pause" between 8 a.m. Air raids have killed hundreds and caused global outrage. A Russia-U.S. -brokered cease-fire collapsed last month as the Syrian army launched an offensive on the rebel-held neighborhoods of ...

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  • Clinton, Warren join forces in campaign's final stretch
Clinton, Warren join forces in campaign's final stretch

He thinks because he is a celebrity he can rate women's bodies from one to ten. "He thinks that because he has a mouthful of Tic Tacs he can force himself on any woman within groping distance". "Kelly Ayotte been?" she asked the crowd of 4,000 people. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Trump is holding fo...

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  • Clinton, Warren: Campaign partners eying complicated future
Clinton, Warren: Campaign partners eying complicated future

Even as his path to the presidency narrows, a defiant Donald Trump is insisting he is "winning" and urging his supporters to defy what he is calling an establishment conspiracy to deny the White House to his populist movement. "Women have had it with guys like you". Taking the microphone moments later, Clinton suggested she would not have minde...

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  • Oil prices fall as Iraq resists joining output cut
Oil prices fall as Iraq resists joining output cut

The group aims to decide on individual levels when it meets on November 30 in Vienna. A committee will meet later this month to try to resolve differences over how much individual members should pump. Many critics think OPEC's bid to limit production to a range of 32.5 million to 33.0 million barrels per day (bpd), compared with record output of ...

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  • Duterte announces ''separation'' from US
Duterte announces ''separation'' from US

Duterte's reaching out to China, which has been locked in longstanding territorial disputes with the Philippines in the South China Sea, and his severe criticisms of the US has come under fire at home. The United States, a former colonial power, has seen Manila as an important ally in its "rebalance" of resources to Asia in the face of a rising Chi...

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  • EU, Belgium seeking solution to Canada trade deal stalemate
EU, Belgium seeking solution to Canada trade deal stalemate

The vote threatened to torpedo the deal's long-delayed signing by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Brussels on October 27 which would have opened the way for CETA's partial implementation. Wallonia fears that its farmers will be priced out of the market with cheap Canadian produce and that numerous labor standards they fought for will be o...

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  • Stung by Duterte, the United States stands by the Philippines
Stung by Duterte, the United States stands by the Philippines

Daniel Russel, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, flew to Manila Sunday in attempt to get clarity, and spoke to reporters Monday after meeting Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. On learning that a large, substantial number of Filipinos voiced concern and anxiety over his proclamation, President Dute...

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  • Cardinals' defense dominant in tie vs. Seahawks
Cardinals' defense dominant in tie vs. Seahawks

But gives the defense an A. "It might be forgivable if its starting quarterback wasn't considered one of the best in the National Football League", wrote Calkins. In #SEAvsAZ you have to land on the player for it to be a foul. The Arizona Cardinals know the feeling all too well. Big plays offensively, bigger plays defensively, a pair of blocked...

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  • At Least 70 Die In Train Derailment In Cameroon; Hundreds Injured
At Least 70 Die In Train Derailment In Cameroon; Hundreds Injured

The 20-carriage train, which was carrying 1,300 passengers - more than double its load capacity - derailed as, one by one, wagons detached themselves from the convoy. Rigobert Nlend, 42, and his mother Prudence mourned his brother at the Yaounde Military Hospital mortuary after first looking in Douala. Cameron's President Paul Biya has expressed ...

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  • Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as IS attacks western town
Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as IS attacks western town

On Saturday, Iraqi federal forces moved into Qaraqosh, which lies just east of Mosul and was Iraq's largest Christian town before its population fled the jihadists in 2014, the joint operations command said. U.S. troops at a nearby base had to wear masks. Iraq officials claimed that some 200 ISIS fighters had been killed in the assault. Islamic...

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  • Pakistan slams India for struggling to globally isolate it
Pakistan slams India for struggling to globally isolate it

He reiterated Jammu and Kashmir is the root cause of all "our problems" and the dispute has made "us mutually antagonistic". He also said that Pakistan wishes to maintain cordial relations with the neighboring countries and has taken several steps in this regard.

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  • I arrest in support of 'Democracy Now!' reporter
I arrest in support of 'Democracy Now!' reporter

Initially, McLean County State's Attorney Ladd Erickson charged Goodman with trespassing, but on Friday he dropped that misdemeanor charge and replaced it with the riot accusation. Erickson didn't immediately return calls seeking comment. Similarly to Goodman, Scholsberg's team maintains she was documenting the protest, not actively participating...

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  • Russian warships pass through English Channel
Russian warships pass through English Channel

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Russian naval deployment was aimed at "testing" British capabilities. This morning, Russian Federation did as feared and sailed a fleet of warships along the British coast as they made their way to Syria.

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  • Working to make India an arbitration hub: Narendra Modi
Working to make India an arbitration hub: Narendra Modi

Mr Thakur said, "Why do people go to Singapore for arbitration? The need for strengthening our judicial system is deeply connected to our ambition for economic growth". Emphasising the need to have credible institutions to offer arbitration, he said that not only former judges but also domain experts should be engaged.

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