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Al-Abadi has recently said the presence of Turkish forces near Mosul is illegal. Abadi was elected in 2014 with the support of Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, on a pledge to fight corruption, reform the government and defeat Islamic State.
  • PM to soon visit Jayalalithaa: Pon

    PM to soon visit Jayalalithaa: Pon

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    In its last medical bulletin, which was released on October 10, it was revealed Jayalalithaa is making slow progress but did not say for how long she may have to stay in the hospital. Users of social media are advised not to spread false, malicious and motivated information regarding the health condition of the Chief Minister, police said and warned that stern action will be taken against the culprits, if any such content is noticed.
  • DMK stages 'Rail Roko' demonstration over Cauvery issue

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    Mr. Stalin led a procession at Perambur in Chennai even as scores of political workers belonging to DMK, the Left parties and MDMK among others staged a rail roko at Thanjavur and Cuddalore, and were detained. The high level technical committee is likely to submit its report to the Supreme Court on Monday on the Cauvery Waters issue. However, the BJP led government sought modification of the order, leading to widespread criticism in Tamil Nadu.
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    He said because there were no witnesses to the interactions, the allegations were not credible. "I take no satisfaction in seeing what Trump does and says because it hurts - it hurts me and it hurts our country", she said. According to the Post , Anderson was originally hesitant to tell her story; the news organization contacted her after learning she had told close acquaintances about the incident over the years.
  • Chelsea humble champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge

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    In a meeting between the Premier League's last two champions, it was the hosts who were by far the superior side as they raced into a two-goal advantage with a little over half an hour played in West London. After we conceded a lot of goals I chose to change it. "We drew just against Arsenal, so now I want to see how we react". It's right to have a team that is compact but with players that are very offensive and can create many offensive situations.
  • Iraqi PM signals start of operations to drive IS from Mosul

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    Forces have been gathering on the outskirts of the city for the last few days and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are also being deployed after the city to fell to IS more than two years ago . Officials in Ankara last week said their military would join the mission against Islamic State in Mosul, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed protests from Baghdad with a string of insults on national television.
  • Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists

    Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists

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    And sanctions on Moscow are seen as an unlikely step , given their limited impact after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea territory in 2014 and the limited appetite among America's European partners for further action. The bombardment was expected to bring "much greater results", Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said. Aleppo, a constant battlefield in the long-running Syrian civil war, has been divided between opposition control in the east and government control in the west ...
  • Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo

    Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo

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    Worldwide outcry has mounted over the plight of some quarter of a million civilians trapped in the Syrian city of Aleppo as the Syrian military, backed by Russian warplanes, pounds its streets into rubble. One set of options includes direct US military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
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    Kerry has in previous weeks suggested that the Russian and Syria air raids on hospitals in Aleppo could amount to war crimes. The first task would be ensuring that United Nations aid convoys are permitted to cross Syrian government lines to reach the city's beleaguered civilians.
  • Former NFL LB Quentin Groves Dies at Age 32

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    He underwent surgery to correct it in 2008, and went on to play for seven teams in the National Football League, and was most recently the linebackers coach at Coahoma Community College in Clarkdale, Miss. The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the passing of Fulton Walker and Quentin Groves. "He was an incredible athlete on the field and a great, close friend off of it".
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    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also condemned the attacks and said the conflict has reached a "moment of truth" for the Council. "This is totally false and I strongly condemn it". Venezuela also voted against it, while China and Angola abstained. "Today's vote is a stark reminder of the urgent need for permanent members of the Security Council to shelve the veto in situations of mass atrocities, an idea supported by a vast majority of countries around the world".
  • Haas gets in the mix at rain-delayed PGA Tour opener

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    Piercy, who opened with a course-record 62, made only one of his four birdie chances until his eagle at No. 9, and he followed with a 10-foot birdie on the next hole to reach 14-under par. "Given the conditions, this was some of the best iron play I have ever had", Mickelson told Golf Channel . A day after Se Ri Pak ended her Hall of Fame career in front of her home fans, Lang almost aced the 275-yard 15th, her ball hopping onto the green, curling right toward the pin and stopping a foot ...
  • Trump trashes Ryan: 'I don't want his support'

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    He told Republican lawmakers on a conference call Monday that he would not campaign for Trump and would focus instead on helping the party keep control of the House. "I predict a chaotic round of finger pointing after the election, as people try to justify their position", said Jim Manley, a former top aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who witnessed the Democratic wave in 2006 first-hand.
  • Syrian pro-government forces press attack on city of Aleppo

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    Konashenkov sought to down play the deployment, saying "the S-300 is exclusively a defensive system that doesn't threaten anyone". "It's not clear why the placement of S-300 in Syria has caused such a stir among our western colleagues", he said in a statement .
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    Early says he's been working to go into small towns and typically ignored areas of the state to drive out the vote for Trump. Said Valerie Stoj, the office's public relations coordinator: "It'll be interesting to see what the next three (weeks) will bring".
  • GBP ZAR Exchange Rate Sky-Rockets as Finance Minister Faces Fraud Charges

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    But legal experts say it will be hard to make the charges of fraud stick because the NPA will be required to prove Gordhan intentionally broke the law. Since then, Gordhan has regularly clashed with Zuma loyalists when vowing to battle poor governance and graft in a government that has been engulfed by regular corruption scandals.
  • Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

    Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

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    Local residents strongly protested the decision, demanding the site to deploy THAAD be changed due to perceived health problems caused by the powerful THAAD radar. During the phone call, the public relations official from Won-Buddism said they stand against the system's deployment as it is too close to their sacred site, Jang In-gook told NK News .
  • OPEC must enact cuts for sustained oil price rise, says IEA

    OPEC must enact cuts for sustained oil price rise, says IEA

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    That was up 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) month over month and 200,000 bpd year over year. Oil prices that have more than halved since mid-2014 as global supplies swelled. "Growth continues to slow, dropping from a five-year high in third quarter of 2015 to a four-year low in third quarter of this year due to vanishing OECD growth and a marked deceleration in China", its monthly market report said.
  • South Sudan undermines deal to send more peacekeepers

    South Sudan undermines deal to send more peacekeepers

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    Sudanese rebels yesterday attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government has said. Deteriorating security in South Sudan has forced more than 200,000 people to flee the country since a fresh fighting broke out around Juba, the capital, on 8 July 2016, bringing the number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries to over 1 million.
  • Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

    Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the World Energy Congress, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. On Oct. 10, French President Francois Hollande expressed doubt whether these talks were needed amid the differences with Russian Federation over Syria.