• Iraq army 'launches operation to retake Kirkuk' from Kurdish authorities
Iraq army 'launches operation to retake Kirkuk' from Kurdish authorities

The General Command of Peshmerga Forces released a statement saying the situation "has unsafe indications for war". In a statement published after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and attended by top military and security commanders, the government said it will seek to impose its authority over Kirkuk and other disputed areas.

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  • Austrian far-right leader cast vote in legislative election
Austrian far-right leader cast vote in legislative election

Austria's outgoing foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has led his conservative People's Party to victory in Sunday's general election. Former foreign minister and head of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is expected to be chosen as Austria's next chancellor, becoming the youngest head of state in the European Union and ...

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  • Berlin soccer team takes a knee to support NFL players
Berlin soccer team takes a knee to support NFL players

In a statement posted on their official Twitter feed, the club wrote: " Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility!" Wir sind West, Ost und Mitte.Wir sind der Club der Haupt- und Weltstadt - mit Fans aus allen Berliner Kiezen, aus allen...

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  • Bennet to demand 'complete disconnection' from PA following reconciliation deal
Bennet to demand 'complete disconnection' from PA following reconciliation deal

There has been a period of relative calm between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2014's confrontation between the two, with the militant group instead focused on carrying out acts of violence in the West Bank and Israel. Reconciliation could also pose a dilemma for worldwide efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal since Hamas ...

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  • Model code of conduct enforced in Himachal Pradesh
Model code of conduct enforced in Himachal Pradesh

A day after the opposition alleged that the Centre had used its heft to delay the Election Commission's (EC) announcement of the polling schedule for Gujarat, the government Friday rejected the charges. For example, it announced the polling dates for elections to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand on January 4. The EC didn't anno...

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  • Stoppage-time goal lifts Watford past Arsenal
Stoppage-time goal lifts Watford past Arsenal

Arsenal's last away game was a 0-0 draw against Champions Chelsea , however the Gunners are still yet to get a win on their travels in the Premier League. Arsenal come into Saturday's clash in impressive form. It proved crucial as 32 seconds later Bellerin was adjudged to have bundled Richarlison over in the box at the other end by referee Nei...

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  • Truck bomb kills more than two dozen in Mogadishu
Truck bomb kills more than two dozen in Mogadishu

Security official Mohamed Adan told AFP news agency the "huge blast" was caused "by a trucked loaded with explosives". The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district. Somalis gather and search for survivors by destroyed buildings at the scene of a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia , Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

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  • Grandfather finds old lottery ticket worth $24000000 in shirt pocket
Grandfather finds old lottery ticket worth $24000000 in shirt pocket

Thankfully, he was able to claim his prize in time. I was in serious doubt. While the New York Gaming Commission knew where the winning ticket had been bought, they were unable to find out who was the victor. If he had found it two days later, May 25, 2017, he would have been ineligible for his prize. New York Lottery revenue is distributed to lo...

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  • Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated
Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated

Lashkar's district commander for Shopian, Waseem Shah, was killed along with an associate Nasir Ahmad Mir at Litter village of Pulwama in a gun fight. He had joined ranks in March 2014. He said that after the news about the killings of the LeT terrorists spread in the area, announcements were made through mosque public address systems asking peop...

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  • United States withdraws from UNESCO
United States withdraws from UNESCO

Senior U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, have issued repeated denunciations of UNESCO . The U.S. Department of State announced in a Thursday statement that the U.S. Again, there's complexity here that we're skimming over - Barack Obama and others in the U.S. have still frequently criticised Israel...

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  • Women Detained As Passport Photos Look Different After Plastic Surgery
Women Detained As Passport Photos Look Different After Plastic Surgery

The unidentified women were photographed clutching their passports with heavily swollen faces at an unnamed airport in South Korea. The women had travelled to South Korea for facial reconstruction during China's week-long national holiday in October, but struggled to make their way back home.

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  • Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation
Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Hamas and Fatah have reached a reconciliation agreement in Cairo , Reuters reports citing the Palestinian Information Centre. Cairo is now leading efforts to heal a decade-long political split between Gaza-based Hamas and the West Bank-based Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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  • Canada still optimistic for new NAFTA deal
Canada still optimistic for new NAFTA deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened Wednesday to cancel a major arms buy from the USA over a tariffs row, as talks on a North American free trade deal got off to a rocky start. In addition, the United States wants to add a new 50-percent USA -specific content requirement, something that was not in the earlier agreements. Pressed...

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  • Weinstein responds: 'We all make mistakes'
Weinstein responds: 'We all make mistakes'

Maerov said that he had been prepared to investigate O'Connor's allegations but that Harvey Weinstein's lawyers told him she had withdrawn her complaint as part of a settlement. "It's not like they're going to talk to everyone Weinstein has ever talked to", one law-enforcement said. Weinstein says he is taking a "leave of absence" from The Wei...

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  • Sally Jones, the ISIS 'White Widow,' Believed Killed in Syria
Sally Jones, the ISIS 'White Widow,' Believed Killed in Syria

Jones had recruited Western girls to the so-called Islamic State after travelling to Syria in 2013. Jones' husband, 21-year-old Junaid Hussain who was a computer hacker from Birmingham and also an Islamic State member, was killed in a drone strike in the terrorist group's former stronghold of Raqqa, northern Syria, in August 2015.

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  • Ophelia becomes the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season
Ophelia becomes the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season

It's still early, though, and the exact path could change. The Met Office will release any necessary weather warnings later in the week. Nate was a tropical depression by the time it started impacting the CSRA on October 8th. Tropical Storm Ophelia has strengthened a little far out in the eastern Atlantic, still forecast to become a hurricane later...

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  • Iran hard-liners, pragmatists show unity against Trump
Iran hard-liners, pragmatists show unity against Trump

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Tehran will take reciprocal measures against a potential "strategic mistake" by President Trump to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization. Such a step would stop short of pulling out of the agreement, leaving that decision to Congress. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wedne...

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  • Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy
Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy

Bob Corker of having worked with Democrats and the Obama administration to make the Iran nuclear deal happen. President Donald Trump began his morning by tweeting that The New York Times "set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation".

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  • Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans
Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S. The South Korean Defense Ministry has not commented on the allegations. This positive process is worth a try", said an editorial in the state mouthpiece Global Times, following yesterday's military exercises."War would be a nightmare for...

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  • Ivana Trump: Donald Trump wouldn't be who he is without me
Ivana Trump: Donald Trump wouldn't be who he is without me

Ivana Trump's seeming contentment with the way her life has turned out might not have been predictable in 1992, the year of her infamous split from the man she famously nicknamed "The Donald ". I don't disagree with him because he has so much press against him, so if he says something his words are going to be twisted immediately. 'But I li...

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  • Trump issues immigration demands
Trump issues immigration demands

The White House wants funding for a border wall , additional immigration enforcement personnel, and a crackdown on unaccompanied minors arriving in the US, mainly from Central American countries. As the new DACA legislation poses to be a herculean task for the Congress owing to the Democrats uncompromising stand of a clean bill without any a...

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  • Ocado Group Plc (OCDO.L) Share Activity Climbing in Session
Ocado Group Plc (OCDO.L) Share Activity Climbing in Session

With 4.95 million avg volume, 2 days are for Quintiles Transnational Holdings (NYSE:Q)'s short sellers to cover Q's short positions. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $107.54. Societe Generale has "Buy" rating and GBX 70 target. The newest analyst ratings which are still in issue on Tuesday 10th of Oct...

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  • Iran's Rhetoric Continues As Trump Policy Statement Approaches
Iran's Rhetoric Continues As Trump Policy Statement Approaches

Since the historic deal went into effect, the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic's compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA. Such an approach is reportedly being adopted by US President Donald Trump, who is set to give an Iranian policy speech this week in which he will likely announce that he wi...

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  • Donald Trump adopts 'Spanish' accent to pronounce Puerto Rico
Donald Trump adopts 'Spanish' accent to pronounce Puerto Rico

Tillerson on Wednesday said he had never considered resigning and was committed to Trump's agenda, but failed to address whether he had referred to the president as a "moron", as NBC reported. "You guys know what this represents?" Thank you. What storm Mr. President? In a torrent of angry tweets, a TV interview with former GOP presidential ...

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  • Defence Minister Sitharaman reviews operational readiness of Tezpur airbase
Defence Minister Sitharaman reviews operational readiness of Tezpur airbase

Another source was quoted as saying by the Times of India that Sitharaman was indeed fearless as there is no woman in the senior ranks of the Communist Party and government in China . Beijing often referred to the 1890 Britain-China treaty during the Doklam standoff stating that it has defined the Sikkim section of the boundary with Tibet, t...

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