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Syrian armed opposition advances on Dabiq, IS stronghold

While Euphrates Shield has pushed Islamic State from its last foothold on Syria's Turkish border, a longer campaign by the US -backed, Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces has recaptured swathes of territory from the group since past year. [Full Article...]

India, Russia set up joint venture to build helicopters in India

India, Russia set up joint venture to build helicopters in India The documents were signed after talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of both leaders. The inking of these deals assumes significance since in the recent past it was perceived that India, which had signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the United States providing access to Americans to Indian military bases, was... [Full Article...]

Xi calls for joint efforts to enrich China-India partnership

In the June Plenary of NSG in Seoul, despite strong American support, China stonewalled India's bid to get entry into the group on the grounds that it was a not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Before the BRICS summit commences in Goa tomorrow, China once again thwarted India's bid to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Earlier this month, China had renewed ... [Full Article...]

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid mass protests

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid mass protests The OLF is an Ethiopian organization established in 1973 by Oromo nationalists, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, that seeks self-determination for the Oromo region. It said that the protest began when disagreement over a development scheme for the capital turned into broader anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses. [Full Article...]

'Booby-Trapped' ISIL Drone In Deadly Iraq Attack

The plan was foiled but it gave a clear picture of how commercial gadgets like drones can be misused. Eric Fanning, the secretary of the Army, assigned individuals with the specific task to determine how to best respond to the drones and their emerging threats. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon primes Scotland for all options after Brexit vote

Sturgeon primes Scotland for all options after Brexit vote Borders MP David Mundell is urging Scottish First Minister to abandon her push for a second independence referendum. Extracts released in advance show Ms Sturgeon will also argue that Britain's vote to leave the European Union marks a fundamental shift for the country, one with which Scotland does not agree. [Full Article...]

Germany terror suspect contacted IS

Germany terror suspect contacted IS BERLIN (AP) - The death of a 22-year-old Syrian man suspected of wanting to bomb a Berlin airport complicates the work of German authorities investigating the plot, a government spokesman said Friday. Mr Alaa Albakr told Spiegel by telephone from Syria that a Muslim preacher in Berlin had radicalised his brother and told him to return to his homeland to fight, which he did, before heading bac... [Full Article...]

Clinton says she can't recall key details about email server

Clinton says she can't recall key details about email server Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPence: I believe Trump has never assaulted a woman Bill Clinton accuser: "Hillary is only for one woman and that's herself" Poll: Ayotte holds slim lead over Hassan in NH Senate race MORE on Thursday submitted written answers under penalty of perjury in a lawsuit about her use of a private email server while secretary of State.... [Full Article...]

Third-party vote is fairy tale stuff

October has traditionally been a month of reckoning for third-party candidates, with most voters gravitating toward the major parties as Election Day nears and the race tightens. Stein will hold a Q&A session, followed by a meet and greet. And in this election cycle, taking a vote away from one of the two major party candidates is nearly like voting against them. [Full Article...]

Chibok Girls: No Swap Involved - Lai Mohammed

Chibok Girls: No Swap Involved - Lai Mohammed The kidnapping spurred a global outcry over the girls' abduction, buttressed by the social media hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. But if true, she says, "it would be a major coup for Nigerian authorities - and relief for the families". The militant group released a video in August claiming that some of the girls were killed as a result of those airstrikes, The Two-Way has reported . [Full Article...]

Lawmakers to feds: Give $10M to NJ Transit for train safety

Lawmakers to feds: Give $10M to NJ Transit for train safety An Associated Press analysis of federal safety data shows that NJ Transit has had more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the throttle on the train went from idle to the fourth position, about half-power, 38 seconds before impact, and the speed incre... [Full Article...]

Missiles fired in direction of Norfolk-based USS Mason

Missiles fired in direction of Norfolk-based USS Mason Human rights rights organizations say there is a compelling case for war crimes charges to be filed against the United States, which is one of at least a dozen countries participating in or backing the coalition, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Pakistan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Britain. [Full Article...]

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency for 6 Months Over Deadly Protests

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency for 6 Months Over Deadly Protests Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the state of emergency [video] to local news services and explained that the declaration will last for six months [BBC report ]. The unrest has included attacks on businesses, many of them foreign-owned, including farms growing flowers for export. Together, the Oromo and Amhara make up about 60 per cent of Ethiopia's population. [Full Article...]

Putin Ratifies Deal for Russia to Use Syria Base Indefinitely

This official said one danger of such action is that Russian and Syrian forces are often co-mingled, raising the possibility of a direct confrontation with Russia that Obama has been at pains to avoid. He has offered the Aleppo rebels an amnesty if they lay down their arms, though they have dismissed it as a trick. And though Russian Federation made the first move towards the resumption of tal... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Slams Donald Trump for Bragging About 'Sexually Predatory Behavior'

While it's clear that one message makes for better viral clips and pull-quoting, Trump's camp isn't going for Michelle Obama-esque finesse. In the 2005 audio recording, which was first reported Friday by the Washington Post, Trump is heard using extremely lewd language, bragging about how his fame allowed him to "do anything" to women, and reminiscing about trying to have sex with a married woma... [Full Article...]

Ryan's break from Trump prompts talk of GOP rebellion

Ryan's break from Trump prompts talk of GOP rebellion The Times says Jessica Leeds of NY told the newspaper she encountered Trump on an airline flight three decades ago. "I have a lot of problems squaring the two", said Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign and an outspoken opponent of Trump. [Full Article...]

DHS to temporarily halt deportation flights to Haiti

DHS to temporarily halt deportation flights to Haiti Food was slowly reaching remote communities, but there was also a growing need for medical supplies. The Haitian-Americans United for Progress organization, located in Hollis, continues to accept donations . Some estimates, including a Reuters tally, have put the death toll as high as 1,000. The storm, which has also caused significant damage in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and t... [Full Article...]

Likely impact of Thai king's death on economy unclear

Likely impact of Thai king's death on economy unclear United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, through his spokesman, lauded the king's "long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader", adding that he was "revered by the people of Thailand and highly respected internationally". [Full Article...]

3 women accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate touching

In a statement issued by his campaign after the Times report was published, spokesman Jason Miller said , "This entire article is fiction". Trump denied the allegations reported by The Times . this behaviour is pervasive and it is real". People Magazine is slamming Donald Trump for what it calls his "disgusting, pathetic attempt to victimize" one of its reporters who accused him of se... [Full Article...]

UNESCO vote: No link between Al-Aqsa and Judaism

Earlier today, and immediately after UNESCO-the United Nations agency entrusted with promoting peace through cultural and educational exchanges-adopted a resolution that nullified any Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, Israeli officialdom reacted just as you would've expected. [Full Article...]


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