• Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks
Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks

Saeb Erekat said monday evning in press reles that the meeting between France's Special Envoy Pierre Vimont and President Abbas and the Palestinian Leadership was a positive visit, with a honest and positive exchange of ideas around the goal to fully end the Israeli occupation and preserve and push forward the two-state solution on the 1967 border....

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  • Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa
Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa

USA -backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces are battling Islamic State (IS) militants north of Raqqa , the extremist group's de facto capital in Syria. Fighting also continued east of Mosul, with Kurdish forces advancing into the town of Bashiqa and the elite Counter Terrorism Service battling IS in the city's suburbs.

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  • Pro-Russian candidate wins 1st round of Bulgaria's Presidential elections
Pro-Russian candidate wins 1st round of Bulgaria's Presidential elections

Opinion polls suggest that Tsacheva, now speaker of parliament, will top the crowded field of 21 candidates with around 30 percent of the vote. In a referendum held alongside the presidential election Sunday, Bulgarians supported the proposal to overhaul parliamentary elections rules and streamline the system of public subsidy to political part...

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  • Philippine police say drug-linked mayor shot dead in jail
Philippine police say drug-linked mayor shot dead in jail

Police Regional Office 8 said in an initial report that the search warrant being serve was for violation of RA (Republic Act) 10591, Act providing for a comprehensive law on firearms and ammunition and providing penalties for violations thereof.

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  • How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

This is also what pollsters like Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com who run thousands of voting simulations have been saying, although their projections are more cautious following the FBI's new interest in Clinton emails. "I see maybe more enthusiasm right now than I did (in March)". Sometimes the geography of the early vote can tell you a l...

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  • Meghalaya: GST Council finalises Four Tire Rate structure
Meghalaya: GST Council finalises Four Tire Rate structure

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has made a decision to go forward with the four-slab rate structure with 5 per cent as the lowest rate and 28 per cent as the highest. Following the meeting of the council, Jaitley mentioned that the preparation for GRT roll out is according to schedule. While the goods will have a multiple rate structure,...

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  • India's capital grapples with toxic winter air pollution
India's capital grapples with toxic winter air pollution

Entitled The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the Economic Case for Action, the research highlighted that from 1990 to 2013, the ozone levels in the country increased from 10 to 20 percent. CSE, which said the prevailing spell of smog in Delhi is the worst in 17 years, welcomed the emergency measures like shutting down of schools and power plan...

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  • Iraqi units clear Mosul buildings after advances, IS attacks
Iraqi units clear Mosul buildings after advances, IS attacks

Most of the more than 7,000 coalition military personnel in Iraq are in advisory or training roles, but there are also those carrying out artillery strikes, as well as special forces personnel who have carried out raids against IS. Iraqi forces assaulted IS positions in the town of Hamam al-Alil on Saturday, which lies along the Tigris river about ...

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  • Student gets sweet revenge after hungry Kit Kat thief strikes
Student gets sweet revenge after hungry Kit Kat thief strikes

Kirmer and the group of friends kept track of the shares and likes, watching Jobbins' post spread like wildfire. A student left his vehicle unlocked outside his dormitory only to return 15 minutes later to find one crucial item missing - a chocolate bar.

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  • Hacked emails show Clinton campaign communicated with State
Hacked emails show Clinton campaign communicated with State

The Wall Street Journal and other news organizations reported that FBI investigators were prevented by Lynch's Justice Department from using "aggressive" methods to gather evidence: no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrants. The whistleblower, who has been holed up in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for the past four years, said the allegations w...

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  • Vanderbilt Rapist Brandon Vandenburg Sentenced to 17 Years
Vanderbilt Rapist Brandon Vandenburg Sentenced to 17 Years

Vandenburg gave condoms to three of his teammates and "egged" them on to rape the female student, the than 23-year-old took cellphone videos of the dorm room rape back in 2003. Another aggressor in the Vanderbilt rape case has been given his sentencing. A former Vanderbilt football player now knows how long he will be behind bars.

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  • PM urged to calm 'fascist state' backlash from Brexit court ruling
PM urged to calm 'fascist state' backlash from Brexit court ruling

A vote in both the House of Commons and House of Lords would slow down and may complicate the exit process. Newspaper headlines included calling the judges " Enemies of the People " and there was also criticism of them from some Conservative MPs.

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  • Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable For Damages Over Rape Allegation Story
Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable For Damages Over Rape Allegation Story

Erdely acted with actual malice, the jury said, on six claims, including four statements to media outlets after the story was published, claiming that Eramo had a "nonreaction" when Jackie told her that two other women were also gang-raped at the same fraternity.

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  • Residents escorted to retrieve belongings after quake
Residents escorted to retrieve belongings after quake

Around 20 people are injured. The presidential palace also was closed so authorities could check for damage. Pope Francis is praying for people affected by Italy's latest quake and the people who are offering help. Many ended up stranded outside their homes, anxious about being trapped in rubble as the quake toppled edifices, and caused an alre...

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  • Beyoncé and Jay Z campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio
Beyoncé and Jay Z campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio

Jay Z performed several of his hit songs Friday night, and some of the lyrics used the N-word, F-word and motherf--, though he did self-censor at some points. Beyonce and Jay Z were among a group of rap and hip hop icons who urged voters to head to the polls on Tuesday and firmly backed Clinton's candidacy.

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  • This isn't 'Survivor,' Obama says; Trump, Clinton fire away
This isn't 'Survivor,' Obama says; Trump, Clinton fire away

Trump's third wife made a bald play for votes of suburban mothers, who could make all the difference in the tightly contested state where Clinton's lead has narrowed, by fretting that "children and teenagers can be fragile" and pledging to address bullying if she becomes first lady.

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  • UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback
UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback

He added: "This is an attempt to frustrate the will of the British people, and it is unacceptable". Mrs May has pledged to begin Brexit by the end of March , but Thursday's ruling that she has to put it to Parliament first has raised questions about whether this will happen, and sparked calls for an emergency General Election.

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  • Clinton, Trump use whatever they've got in the final push
Clinton, Trump use whatever they've got in the final push

Clinton will be in New Hampshire on Sunday, and President Barack Obama will attend a rally for Clinton at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Monday. There are other reasons for the Clinton campaign to worry. Both candidates campaigned in North Carolina on Thursday. I want to speak to Republicans here in North Carolina as well.

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  • Philippine President Duterte Wants US Troops Out
Philippine President Duterte Wants US Troops Out

President Rodrigo Duterte at the Philippines Air Force Headquarters. In a speech to business leaders Philippines Economic Forum in Tokyo during an an official visit to Japan , he said: "You know, I went to China for a visit, and I would like to assure you that all there was, was economics".

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  • Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States
Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

Comey sent to lawmakers on Friday, announcing that he had become aware of additional emails that might be related to the investigation into the private email server that Clinton used while secretary of state. Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire on November 1. The court filing listed no specific a...

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