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Russia says worried militants in Iraq’s Mosul may flee for Syria

The head of Russia’s General Staff said on Wednesday Moscow was concerned that militants holed up in the Iraqi city of Mosul might escape to Syria, saying they should be killed on the spot instead. “It’s essential not to chase the terrorists from one country to another but to destroy them on the spot,” Valery Gerasimov said in a statement. ...

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Two American advisers killed, three wounded in Afghan capital

KABUL – A gunman in an Afghan army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said. The American deaths included one soldier and one civilian, while one soldier and two civilians were injured and in stable condition, the U.S. military command ...

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Brazil gets access to Swiss accounts of politicians, Petrobras execs

Switzerland has given Brazil access to the bank accounts of Brazilian politicians and executives at Petrobras that could shed light on allegations of corruption at the state oil group, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said. Switzerland’s highest court, the Swiss Federal Court, rejected a last appeal by some of those involved after a lower court had allowed ...

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Trump last big chance to make a mark before Nov. 8

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump faces a formidable challenge on Wednesday when he and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in their third and final debate as Trump tries to reverse his standing in an election that appears to be tilting away from him. Damaged by accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward women – which he denies – Trump ...

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Four wounded in shooting outside San Francisco school

Police and school officials said four people were wounded, one critically, in a shooting that erupted at a San Francisco high school parking lot after school had been let out for the day. One victim, a teenage girl, was critically wounded after the shooting near the June Jordan School for Equity around 3:20 p.m. local time, while two teenage boys ...

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Ecuador acknowledges limiting Julian Assange’s web access

Ecuador’s government acknowledged on Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks who has lived in the South American country’s London embassy since mid-2012. WikiLeaks said Assange lost connectivity on Sunday, sparking speculation Ecuador might have been pressured by the United States due to the group’s publication of hacked material linked to ...

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UK MP arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Parliament

A Conservative aide has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Parliament. Sam Armstrong, chief of staff to Craig MacKinlay MP, attacked a woman in an office building just yards from the Commons after a drinking session on the House of Lords’ terrace, it is alleged. The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of ...

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Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar

The Taliban and the Afghan government restarted secret peace talks in September and have held two rounds of discussions in Qatar, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Citing a Taliban official, the Guardian said a senior American diplomat was present at the meetings in Qatar, where the Islamist group has a diplomatic office. The newspaper said the ...

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Russia Announces Humanitarian Pause In Syria’s Aleppo

The Russian Defense Ministry announced a pause of strikes against the Syrian city of Aleppo for eight hours. The Chief of the Russian general staff’s main operational directorate, Sergey Rudskoy, said the humanitarian pause will be introduced from 08:00 till 16:00 local time on October 20, during which Russian aerospace forces and Syrian government troops will cease strikes, Rudskoy said, ...

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Kansas trio pleads not guilty in plot to bomb apartment, mosque

  Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque pleaded not guilty on Monday but remained in jail, prosecutors said. Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 49, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, were each charged on Friday with one count of conspiring to use a weapon ...

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