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A summer concert series is now due to begin just three weeks after West Ham's last home game, with Depeche Mode playing on June 3. Johnson said the cost of transforming the then-Olympic Stadium into one suited to football - since then taken over by West Ham United, who have been bedevilled by crowd trouble at their new home - would cost £272m (300m euros, $330m), a figure which has now risen to £323m.
  • Suu Kyi in Japan as Myanmar faces pressure on Rohingya

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    HRW's review of high-resolution satellite imagery recorded on the morning of October 22 identified multiple areas of probable building destruction in three villages in Maungdaw district. Today, the ambassadors of the US, Britain, China and the European Union travelled from the state capital of Sittwe to Maungdaw in the northern part of the state, which is under lockdown by the Myanmar military.
  • Philippine leader affirms US alliance but wants troops out

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    The breakdown of the military alliance between the US and the Philippines would potentially have far-reaching consequences for America's presence in Asia. "The question is, will his words be followed by actions?" Duterte dumps the US: What could be lost? . In addition to his finance, trade and other economy-related ministers, Duterte is also accompanied by about 200 businesspeople on his first visit to Japan since assuming the presidency.
  • Big Ten to play football games on Friday nights starting in 2017

    Big Ten to play football games on Friday nights starting in 2017

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    Delaney said the package will consist of three conference games and three non-league games to be played in September and October and they'll split evenly between Fox and ESPN. The Friday games are a chance for Big Ten teams who may typically play early in the day on Saturdays or on the Big Ten Network to get more exposure.
  • Maritime renews support for The Poppy Appeal

    Maritime renews support for The Poppy Appeal

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    LANDMARK'S across Gwent have been turned red as part of this year's Poppy Appeal. Previous year the unit at Lion Walk raised a huge £75,000 in the two week campaign which is synonymous with the iconic red poppy. As a result of the public's support in the a year ago, the Royal British Legion has been able to answer more than 780,000 requests for help from the Armed Forces community.
  • French Refugee Camp Hit By Riots

    French Refugee Camp Hit By Riots

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    A first bus carrying 43 minors left the area around 8.30am (0730 GMT) for the southwest, rapidly followed by a second one. French authorities began removing the remaining youngsters from the demolished camp on Wednesday and sending them on to reception centres across the country.
  • Pakistani Police Detain 1500 in Crackdown on Opposition

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    Police on Monday fired tear gas to scatter hundreds of anti-government protesters heading for Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, after a court cleared the way for opposition politician Imran Khan to hold a mass protest this week, media reported.
  • One soldier killed, another injured during shooting at tain base in Scotland

    One soldier killed, another injured during shooting at tain base in Scotland

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    Local roads have been shut down by police. He added: "We are keeping a very open mind into the cause of the incident". The army said it would release more information on the case when it became available. It sits around three miles from the town of Tain and locals have regularly complained about noise at the site. "At Tain, high speed jets are flying over the town, dropping concrete bombs onto the bombing range up to 11.30pm every day of the week".
  • Andhra, Telangana are most business-friendly states

    Andhra, Telangana are most business-friendly states

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    The government said the ranking failed to take into account the various reform initiatives undertaken by it. A year ago not a single state had implemented more than 75 per cent of the reforms. In total, 17 states crossed the 50 percent mark. CM KCR also promised that the state will continue performing in this way and will also offer quality services and improve them with further simplifications, aiming to produce effective and quality results! This exercise is an important aspect in the ...
  • Texas Ag commissioner calls Hillary Clinton the c-word on Twitter

    Texas Ag commissioner calls Hillary Clinton the c-word on Twitter

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    Miller, who is a supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said the tweet was made by a staffer. Spokesman Mark Loeffler also weighed in on Miller's questionable tweet, explaining the campaign was trying to retweet a statement from another account that "they were not aware contained a derogatory term".
  • John Oliver slams pseudo-liberal New Yorkers for segregating their kids' schools

    John Oliver slams pseudo-liberal New Yorkers for segregating their kids' schools

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    I know where this is going: "a story vilifying the backwards and racist American South. Let me just grab a handful of kale chips that I can munch on while feeling superior'". Her statement, implying that diversifying schools will increase those crimes, highlights how this re-segregation comes down to racist parents who go to extreme lengths to keep their children in homogeneous schools.
  • Iraq says forces enter Mosul as 'true liberation' begins

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    Hussein said " it is obvious that they will lose, but not how long this will take to happen ". Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, a spokesman for the Iraqi military, added: "If we do that, then this area will become a killing zone as we target them with our aircraft".
  • Trump edges ahead of Clinton, poll finds

    Trump edges ahead of Clinton, poll finds

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    With the polls narrowing as Donald Trump has been solidifying his support among Republican identifiers, it may be hard to determine exactly what effect this news will have upon the election, but it alone will probably not be sufficient to overcome the lead that Clinton appeared to have before the news broke.
  • Obama in Ohio to kick off week of campaigning for Clinton

    Obama in Ohio to kick off week of campaigning for Clinton

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    North Carolina voted for Obama in 2008, then Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, but the southeastern state is leaning back toward the Democratic side in 2016. "This is not about Republicans and Democrats. It's about who will shape our children and the country we leave for them". The First Lady has been shutting down rumors of a run since at least 2012.
  • Pakistani Opposition Says Two Members Die in Clashes With Police

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    Imran Khan in 2014 held a months-long sit-in protest outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad to force Sharif to quit, alleging that the premier had rigged the 2013 elections. "I think you should be tested for doping so it becomes clear how many banned substances you consume", he said, speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court.
  • Iraqi forces begin assault on Mosul district with artillery

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    Airstrikes by US -led coalition aircraft have begun targeting Islamic State group positions inside Mosul's eastern neighborhood of Gogjali, as fighting intensifies on the ground. State TV described the operation to liberate the city as a "battle of honour", which was captured by IS from a superior yet neglected Iraqi force in 2014.
  • I strangled my mother's dog, says Lord Heseltine

    I strangled my mother's dog, says Lord Heseltine

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    The real issue is that Heseltine's description of strangling the dog leaves a bad taste, like the macabre confession of a grim murder attempt. Tatler reported that Lord Heseltine had strangled the dog after it "obciously had some sort of mental breakdown".
  • Miller: Clinton c-word tweet sent by staffer

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    In place of Clinton's name within the tweet was the c-word, a derogatory term for female genitalia. A spokesman for Miller told the Austin American-Statesman that his Twitter account was hacked. Before the offensive tweet surfaced Tuesday afternoon, Miller was enthusiastically tweeting about other polls and floating conspiracy theories about Clinton.
  • Hong Kong lawmakers walk out before oath-taking ceremony

    Hong Kong lawmakers walk out before oath-taking ceremony

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    Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, 25, stands in front of a flag that reads " Hong Kong is Not China " as she takes the Legislative Council Oath at the first meeting of the Sixth Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong on October 12, 2016.
  • Iraqi Shiite militias advance against IS

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    Almost 8,000 families, of roughly six people each, were abducted in sub-districts including Shura, she said. The U.N. human rights office has in addition received reports that the group also known as ISIS or ISIL executed 256 people, mostly former officers in Iraqi forces, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Harry Reid: Comey 'May Have Broken the Law' with Email Probe Announcement

    Harry Reid: Comey 'May Have Broken the Law' with Email Probe Announcement

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    Reid added that he asked for the information to be made public "months ago". Clinton also called on Comey to swiftly release more information, saying he must "explain everything right away, put it all right on the table". In a New York Times op-ed, Richard W. Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, says that he filed a complaint the F.B.I.
  • 'Ae Dil...', 'Shivaay' mint over Rs 10 crore each on opening day

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    The Karan Johar directed film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma ran into troubled waters after the Uri attacks since the film also features Pakistan artist Fawad Khan. Well, the movie is getting good response of youngsters and especially couples and teenagers have a buzz for the movie. It may be recalled that Ajay's previous films have got much better openings and his "Singam 2" had grossed Rs 30 crore on its opening day, which is ...
  • In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

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    Mosul is the last bastion of IS in Iraq , linked by road to territory it holds in Syria. Fighters from the US-trained Counter Terrorism Service reached the edge of Mosul faster than expected and Gen Araji said they would hold off advancing further until other allied units also reached the city's limits.
  • Moroccan fish vendor's death sparks calls for protests

    Moroccan fish vendor's death sparks calls for protests

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    The Moroccan Human Rights Association also censured the "heinous" incident and recalled another incident in Hoceima, in which five youths died during 2011 protests of the February 20th Movement. "While we have a constitution since 2011, and the country is moving slowly but surely towards democracy, a large segment of Morocco's security apparatus is still dealing with the Moroccan people with the same mentality as in 1980's and 1990's".
  • Pakistan court bars opposition from holding street rally

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    Khan's attorney Babar Awan said the party would appeal. Relations between Sharif and the all-powerful army meanwhile are at low ebb following the publication of a media report which said civilian officials had warned the military to stop backing jihadist fighters overseas.
  • Syria's Assad congratulates Lebanon's new president

    Syria's Assad congratulates Lebanon's new president

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    The 81-year-old won a vote in parliament after a long period of political deadlock in the country. That feud left lawmakers repeatedly unable to reach consensus on the presidency, a post reserved for a Maronite Christian and elected by parliament.
  • Erdogan warns Shiite militias on Tel Afar

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    The militias have denied the allegations, calling instances of revenge killings and property damage isolated. But their deployment close to the border with neighboring Turkey prompted a warning from President Tayyip Erdogan, who said Ankara aims to reinforce its troops on the frontier and threatened a "different response" for the militias if they "unleash terror" in Tal Afar .
  • Trump takes issue with Clinton's criticism of Putin

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    But the real specter of the Kremlin looms as emails from Clinton or people connected to her - stolen by hackers backed by Russian Federation, according to USA intelligence officials - steadily leak out in the runup to the election 12 days away.