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The attack was likely timed by the Taliban to "make noise" before the donor conference in Brussels, said Timor Sharan, a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group. Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy presidential spokesman, told CNN that the Afghan security forces had recaptured the central square of Kunduz from the militants.
  • India, Pakistan troops exchange fire at border in Kashmir

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    Mr. Aziz confirmed that a contact was established between India's NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistan counterpart Nasir Janjua and they agreed to reduce tensions on the LoC. The violation took place in Chakri village after a Border Security Force (BSF) post was attacked by terrorists. Last Thursday's surgical strikes by India on terror camps in Pakistan wiped out at least 38 terrorists.
  • Jeremy Corbyn rejects Labour MP's calls for immigration clampdown

    Jeremy Corbyn rejects Labour MP's calls for immigration clampdown

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    Corbyn was reelected Labour Party leader on Saturday with 61.8 percent of the vote of the party membership. Almost seven out of 10 Labour voters believe his win against Owen Smith gives him a mandate to reshape the Labour party to his own vision including with party members having a say over who is in the shadow cabinet.
  • Moscow responds to USA's decision to terminate dialogue with Russian Federation on Syria

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    According to US officials, Russia failed to abide by obligations under the US-Russian Syria cease-fire agreement. "And that's tragic", Earnest said. The U.S. Zakharova added that Washington had not fulfilled key aspects of a ceasefire deal brokered with Moscow. "Rather", the United States said, "Russia and the Syrian regime have chosen to pursue a military course inconsistent with the cessation of hostilities, as demonstrated by intensified attacks against civilian areas, targeting of ...
  • Israel's Former President Shimon Peres Buried in Jerusalem

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    Peres, the last of the towering Israeli figures present at the establishment of the state almost 70 years ago, Mr. Obama declared a passing of the torch. In addition to Abbas and Netanyahu, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with former prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper, were at the Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem .
  • Taliban Fighters Launch Assault on Afghan City

    Taliban Fighters Launch Assault on Afghan City

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    The spokesman for Afghanistan's NATO-led force, Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, said from Kabul that they were ready to provide support if needed. " A massive operation started on Kunduz capital from four directions early this morning ", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in his official Twitter account.
  • 'Narrator of IS video featuring Dhaka attackers is Tahmid Safi'

    'Narrator of IS video featuring Dhaka attackers is Tahmid Safi'

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    In video footage filmed by witnesses and militants, Khan appeared holding a pistol and talking to the hostage-takers, but police said forensic analysis had shown the Toronto University student had been forced to do so. The men's families have said they were being held by security forces even though there was no evidence to link them to the attackers. Khan was interrogated for more than two weeks by the police and has been denied bail to he could be kept in custody for further questioning.
  • Strong winds from big typhoon hit Taiwan, at least 4 dead

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    The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Megi caused at least four deaths and more than 260 injuries. The train services have also been halted. Around 4,300 people remained in temporary shelters with more than 14,800 evacuated from their homes, according to Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Centre.
  • Israel's ex-President Peres lies in state in parliament

    Israel's ex-President Peres lies in state in parliament

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    Many Arabs and Palestinians have denounced Peres as a "war criminal" following his death, but Abbas hailed him as a "brave" partner for peace and sent his family condolences. Until then, Peres' body will lie in state outside the country's parliament, the Knesset. "Today with deep sorrow we bid farewell to our beloved father, the ninth president of Israel", Chemi Peres said.
  • Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets

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    He was greeted by flower boy Daniel Brachman, 11, of Victoria. A palace spokesman declined to comment on the trip. They will have a traditional welcome from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and will be given a tour of the recently completed buildings and public spaces there.
  • Gas explosion during Spain festival injures at least 77

    Gas explosion during Spain festival injures at least 77

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    According to RT, Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer said that it's believed the explosion was caused by a gas leak. Pictures from the scene show severe damage to the La Bohemia cafe and debris strewn across a street. The explosion took place in a cafe's kitchen in the fair of Velez-Malaga. The local news organisation La Opinion de Malaga reported that more serious injuries were avoided due to the chef raising alarm of the blast.
  • Corsica WRC: Ogier completes Friday sweep, Meeke hits trouble

    Corsica WRC: Ogier completes Friday sweep, Meeke hits trouble

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    Ogier started the race with a 59-point advantage over his Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, who lagged 30.5 seconds behind. "I'm very happy, it's a great day for us", Ogier said. Mikkelsen was hot on his heels until improvements to Neuville's differential enabled the Belgian to pull clear and climb to third in the drivers' standings.
  • Mega-Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba

    Mega-Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba

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    Matthew strengthened into a category 5 storm at the end of the week before weakening somewhat Saturday; the NHC's forecasters say the storm is "expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Monday". Jamaicans stock up with supplies at a supermarket ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew . The "dangerous" category four hurricane brings up to 150mph winds and the power to cause widespread flooding and destruction.
  • Pakistan stops showing Indian movies over Kashmir tensions

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    Ban urged both sides to exercise "maximum restraint" and take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation. On the India-Pakistan tension, Mr Yechury said his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) believes there should be no further escalation.
  • Fatal Police Shooting in Los Angeles Sparks Small Protest

    Fatal Police Shooting in Los Angeles Sparks Small Protest

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    The pursuit began around 1 p.m. Saturday when officers tried to pull over a auto bearing paper plates, suspecting the vehicle may have been stolen, and the driver refused to stop, police Sgt. "I want to see him". However, according to The Independent , Snell's family denies that he was armed . Witnesses told KTLA that they'd heard 4 or 5 gunshots, and that Snell was running away from the police with his hands in the air.
  • Cronulla Sharks beat Melbourne Storm to win first NRL title

    Cronulla Sharks beat Melbourne Storm to win first NRL title

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    But the game was far from over and the Sharks spent much of the final 10 minutes defending valiantly to secure the club's first title. "I can't believe this, after all the hard work we have put it". "I'm proud of the boys but I didn't expect to feel like this after the game, I'm shattered". Tagataese hasn't played in five weeks because of a shoulder problem and coach Shane Flanagan said earlier in the week he had been given the tick of approval.
  • Oil prices down on profit-taking after two-day jump

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    US crude CLc1, was down 58 cents at $47.25, after closing up 78 cents and having touched a one-month high of $48.32 in the previous session. Brent and US crude are on course for a weekly gain of around 7 percent, prompting investors to take profits in the Asian trading session, said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.
  • Gov't troops, rebels fight in and around Aleppo

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    The Syrian military, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power, began their push to take the whole of the divided city after a ceasefire collapsed last month. One of Aleppo's largest hospitals, located in the eastern Sakhour neighborhood, was knocked out of service Saturday by the airstrikes, doctors and activists reported.
  • Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

    Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

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    The move comes after global investigators presented findings showing that the missile launcher used to shoot down MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia and was returned there afterwards despite Russian denials. The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that any Russian air defense missile systems have ever been sent to rebels in Ukraine. Criminal investigators from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine this week said they had "irrefutable evidence" that a BUK ...
  • Pakistan asks World Bank to stop 'illegal' Indian water projects

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    The Pakistan army chief said a stable Afghanistan is a guarantee to a peaceful and stable region and peace in the war-ravaged country could be achieved through a comprehensive and coordinated strategy. . "The worldwide law states that India can not unilaterally separate itself from the treaty", Aziz, Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, said while briefing the National Assembly on the issue.
  • Over 84 Million Watch First 2016 Presidential Debate

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    The Trump campaign did not respond to immediately to a request for comment. A testy exchange between the candidates on Trump's support for the Iraq war prompted a spike in fact-checking, Google said. He interrupted her 39 times, whereas Clinton interrupted him just 9 times. -Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook . It was a real problem.
  • Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

    Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

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    US officials say the decentralized nature of election systems, which are run by state and local governments, and the fact that they're generally not connected to the internet , makes it hard for hackers to alter the election outcome. A "claim that the 2016 presidential election could be rigged is all too true", Banzhaf wrote at Breitbart last month, "and there's a growing recognition from many different segments of the political spectrum that the victor could be decided by a small group of ...
  • Prince William and Kate Arrive in Northern BC

    Prince William and Kate Arrive in Northern BC

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    While the centre is located at the B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver, it is still accessible to the estimated 140,000 children and youth who experience mental-health disorders across the province through online, telephone and peer-network resources.
  • Pak accuses Modi of 'well thought out vilification campaign'

    Pak accuses Modi of 'well thought out vilification campaign'

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    Wherever terrorism is happening across Asia, the affected nations are blaming only 1 nation. Taunting Modi, Aiyar said it seems that the former has forgotten that he is the Prime Minister of India not Pakistan. Saying that the people in Kashmir want peace and normalcy to return, Modi said they began recognising anti-state players there. They were made at a rally of his Bharatiya Janata Party in the southern Indian city of Kozhikode.
  • Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'

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    Britain's Prince Charles was present, though not in an official capacity, and no Arab leader save from Abbas attended. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the gathering of world leaders was a testament to Mr Peres' optimism, his quest for peace and his love for Israel.
  • USA blacklists top allies of DR Congo President Kabila

    USA blacklists top allies of DR Congo President Kabila

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    Congo's electoral commission said November's scheduled presidential vote won't be possible, and a court has determined Kabila can stay in power until another election is organized. Amisi was promoted to his current post despite having been suspended from the army after a 2012 United Nations report accusing him of selling arms and ammunition to illegal armed groups known to commit atrocities and poachers.
  • Sia uses her song 'The Greatest' to endorse Hillary Clinton

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    John Thune of South Dakota. "I think it might go up a couple points. But we'll see people will evaluate that over the course of the next few days". The Trump campaign later said Flowers had not been formally invited. A lot of those trips resulted in frightful outcomes - the reset with Russian Federation, the Iran nuclear talks. "I didn't want to do anything to embarrass her", he said.
  • Russia asks Pakistan to take steps to contain terror groups

    Russia asks Pakistan to take steps to contain terror groups

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    The Hindustan Times welcomed the strikes in a editorial headlined "Befitting response", and said India would "take satisfaction from the revenge, served cold". Pakistan dismissed the reports that India's military had targeted "terrorist launch pads" inside the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir . Russian Federation also expressed concern over the aggravation of tension between the two nations along the Line of Control (LoC).
  • India's cross-LoC surgical strikes hit equity markets

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    The NSE Nifty recovered 21.60 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 8,728. "The strikes were carried out based on specific and credible information", he said . Banerjee predicted a near term range of 66.40-67.20. Anand James, Chief Market Strategist at Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services said: "There was panic liquidation on reports of developments across the LoC".
  • Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte likens himself to Hitler

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    The AP reports that since taking power on June 30, more than 3,000 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed in Duterte's crackdown and almost 700,000 have surrendered to the government. "We are all in some sense becoming, by necessity, desensitised to Duterte's language", he said. "When I am the President and the tirades get bitter and stupid, you put all the Filipinos, especially outside, you put them to shame", he said.
  • Pakistan beat West Indies by 111 runs (DLS) in 1st ODI

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    West Indies were set a revised target of 287 to win under the Duckworth-Lewis method after the match was reduced to 49 overs-a-side due to a floodlight failure at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Azam scored 120 off 131 balls, with eight fours and three sixes. Azam's two strong partnerships laid the foundation for the nominal host after it lost skipper Azhar Ali off the first ball of the match, caught behind off paceman Shannon Gabriel.
  • BCCI misses first SC deadline; SGM adjourned till Saturday

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    The Board drew the apex court's ire after the Lodha committee submitted its status report before the Supreme Court, listing violations committed by the BCCI vis-a-vis the panel's recommendations. "This is a matter that concerns the Supreme Court, so we wanted to do everything in proper fashion", informed a senior BCCI functionary. "What's the point of going there when we know there is no escape route for us?" said a Board office-bearer on condition of anonymity.