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Trump, Clinton blast each other on character

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump attacked one another’s character as they pushed their closing arguments six days before the U.S. presidential election, while the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s lead over Trump rising back to the margin she held last week. Many national polls have shown Clinton’s lead over Trump narrowing since the re-emergence Friday of a controversy ...

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Swiss police arrest imam, four suspects after raid on mosque

Swiss authorities have arrested four people on suspicion of inciting violence and crime after a raid on a mosque in the northern city of Winterthur, the Zurich chief prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. According to local media, the An’Nur mosque is suspected of links to radical Islamism and several young men who used to frequent it have reportedly gone to ...

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Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment

A prince of Saudi Arabia’s ruling Al Saud family was given lashes in a prison in Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, a Saudi newspaper said on Wednesday, less than a month after the kingdom executed another prince for murder. Okaz daily did not disclose the offence for which the prince was punished nor did it disclose his identity. It said ...

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Russia Says Chance Of Syria Settlement Remote

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said that the us-led coalition in Syria failing to rein in Hardline rebels, and the chance of a political settlement was now remote. He said the coalition was “putting spokes in the wheel” of Russia’s military operation in the country and failing to “act in unison”. He said rebels were shooting “dozens of peaceful ...

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S. Korean President Replaces PM

South Korea’s embattled President Park Geun-hye replaced her Prime Minister and two other top cabinet members, in her latest bid to contain a damaging political scandal. The move was part of a planned reshuffle of senior civil servants and ministers aimed at setting up a cross-party “neutral” cabinet and assuaging public anger with the president and her administration. A presidential ...

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Chinese coal mine blast kills 33

An explosion at a coal mine in China has killed 33 people, media reported on Wednesday after rescuers recovered the bodies of 15 miners missing since Monday’s blast. Only two miners survived the explosion at the Jinshangou coal mine in the southwestern Chongqing municipality. The government has ordered an investigation into the cause of disaster, the Xinhua news agency said. ...

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Iraqi troops battle Islamic State inside Mosul

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul on Tuesday as the two-week campaign to recapture the jihadists’ last main bastion in Iraq entered a new phase of urban warfare. Artillery and air strikes pounded the city, still home to 1.5 million people, and residents of the eastern neighbourhood of al-Quds said the ultra-hardline Sunni militants ...

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White House Says FBI Director Not Trying To Influence Election

The White House said President Barack Obama believes FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity and is not trying to influence the U.S. Presidential election by announcing scrutiny of additional emails linked to democrat Hillary Clinton’s private server. White House spokesman Josh Earnest also said he has no “independent knowledge” of how Comey had arrived at his decision ...

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Iraqi forces make first push into Mosul

Advancing Iraq troops broke through Islamic State defence lines in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, taking the battle for the insurgent stronghold to inside the city limits for the first time, a force commander said. They made the gain as the offensive to recapture Mosul — the largest military operation in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled ...

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Indian police shoot dead eight Islamists after prison escape

Indian police shot dead eight Islamist prisoners who had escaped from jail hours earlier on Monday by using knotted bedsheets to scale the walls, officials said. The men, members of a banned militant group awaiting trial, fled the high security jail in the early hours in the city of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh state, after slitting the throat of a ...

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