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Since the breakdown of U.S. -Russia cooperation, long the backbone of efforts to end the war in Syria, U.S. officials have worked through ideas, some of which will be presented in Lausanne, the official said. For all the talk in Washington about a possible Plan B, USA hopes for diplomatic progress appeared to rest squarely on Russia's cooperation. Russian state news agency Tass quoted Lavrov as saying he had "no special expectations" for the meeting and that he wanted to "see first to what ...
  • Saddam Hussein kept 'secret torture chamber' in New York City townhouse

    Saddam Hussein kept 'secret torture chamber' in New York City townhouse

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    There, sources told the NY Post , Iraqi civilians were held in detention, subjected to gruesome torture and even murdered - just across the road from Michael Bloomberg, who would later become the city's mayor. They all carried a 9MM semiautomatic pistol and had access to several Kalashnikov rifles on the premise, the officials said. And to keep the operation secret, the tyrant's henchman, known as Mukhabarat agents, blacked out a skylight in the roof of the townhouse so the Air Force and ...
  • UK lawmakers press govt for say over Brexit talks with EU

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    But he insisted MPs were today only voting on the demand for "scrutiny" and not a demand for Parliament to have a sign-off on the Brexit negotiating strategy. Investors fear that, with three leading Brexit campaigners among her closest advisers, Ms May is taking Britain towards a "hard Brexit". But asked at Prime Minister's Questions by Labour MP Angela Eagle if her move would mean a Commons vote before invoking Article 50, Mrs May replied: "The idea that Parliament somehow wasn't ...
  • Creepy clown sightings spread to Australia

    Creepy clown sightings spread to Australia

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    The Workington incident follows a series of similar reports involving so-called "creepy clowns" across the UK. " We pulled all the clowns from our ads from our Facebook stuff were just were steering away from the clowns completely" says Rachel Hedges Board Member for the Haunted Corn Maze.
  • Australia charges two teenagers with planning Islamic State-inspired attack

    Australia charges two teenagers with planning Islamic State-inspired attack

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    The boys were given leave to make a bail application before that date, providing they give the court 48 hours' notice. A teen is detained in Bankstown after police swooped to prevent an alleged terror attack. Mr Phelan said the arrests once again highlighted the disturbing and rapid radicalisation of young Australians. The pair, both 16, were arrested in a Bankstown laneway on Wednesday afternoon, with authorities seizing two bayonet style knives at the scene.
  • Nicole, headed for Bermuda, strengthens to a major hurricane

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    The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami called Nicole an "extremely dangerous" storm and urged islanders to rush preparations for its powerful rain and winds. Figure 2 . My forecast track for Nicole. It had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) and was moving north-northeast at 102 miles per hour (19 kph).
  • Australia, Singapore say defense pact should not worry China

    Australia, Singapore say defense pact should not worry China

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    On Thursday, Mr Lee and Malcolm Turnbull will sign a $2.25 billion deal under which 14,000 Singaporean troops will train for 18 weeks a year in Queensland and Singapore will be given special permission to co-develop military training facilities at Shoalwater Bay and Townsville.
  • Clinton adviser Podesta connects Trump campaign to WikiLeaks

    Clinton adviser Podesta connects Trump campaign to WikiLeaks

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    The unfiltered look into Podesta's electronic communications, which now number more than 5,000 exchanges, began last week with a round of emails that included one flagging potentially embarrassing comments Clinton may have made in paid speeches to Wall Street firms before launching her presidential campaign.
  • Nigel Farage returns as UKIP leader after Diane James quits

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    Dr Usherwood added: "I think it's worth noting that leading a political party, especially a national one, is a particularly demanding role, and we shouldn't discount that past the explanation". "Not at all. I've done my job", he said when asked by Sky News about the possibility of returning. In her victory speech, the 56-year-old said the party had to make sure they were "race ready" for the next election and appealed for members to come together to deliver a credible manifesto.
  • UKIP lawmaker moved to neurological unit after fight

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    He added: "Karim has form in trying to undermine Ukip and Steven Woolfe at every turn, including yesterday when Mr Woolfe's condition was still unknown". In a statement, the MEP said he was staying in hospital overnight as a precaution awaiting secondary tests. Their care has been exceptional. Martin Schulz, the speaker of the European Union legislature, wished UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe a swift recovery.
  • Clinton Hits Trump on Taxes, Video at Post-Debate Rally in Michigan

    Clinton Hits Trump on Taxes, Video at Post-Debate Rally in Michigan

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    The release of a 2005 video containing lewd and sexist comments made by Republican nominee Donald Trump has further roiled his party, which was already in tatters and without a path forward. Iowa is in the too-close-to-call category after being considered a likely Trump state while Arizona has moved from too-close-to-call to the Republican candidate.
  • Abbas asks to participate in Peres' funeral

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    Mr. Peres was born Shimon Persky on August 16, 1923, in the small village of Vishniewa, Poland, to a merchant family. US President Barack Obama will also attend the funeral, along with Secretary of State John Kerry. Clinton drove directly from Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv to the Knesset in Jerusalem, where Peres's casket has been placed. Peres shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with the late former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for ...
  • Modi arrives in Lucknow for Dussehra

    Modi arrives in Lucknow for Dussehra

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    Modi's appeal at the festival. At the event, he denounced terrorism and in an indirect way attacked Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Speaking on India's yearning for peace, the prime minister dwelt on how India wants to go from the path of " yudh " or war to Budh - Gautam Buddha.
  • German Police Say Syrian Planning Attack Was Nabbed By Fellow Refugees

    German Police Say Syrian Planning Attack Was Nabbed By Fellow Refugees

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    When the man found out that his guest was wanted, he called the police. Albakr did online research for information and instructions on explosives and equipment for jihad, the prosecutor said. Albakr was turned in to police by three of his fellow Syrians, who had detained him in their apartment in the eastern city of Leipzig. The tip about the apartment came from the German interior intelligence services, authorities said.
  • Russian Federation says U.S. actions threaten its national security - RIA

    Russian Federation says U.S. actions threaten its national security - RIA

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    The Russian resolution received four "yes" votes, nine "no" votes, and two abstentions. Russian Federation yesterday vetoed another resolution at the United Nations Security Council to stop the bombing in Aleppo. According to The Guardian article, the United Nations envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said that, at the current rate of bombing and attacks, the city would be entirely destroyed by December.
  • Russia Says It Supports OPEC Plan to Limit Oil Production

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    Oil prices have jumped as much as three per cent, with Brent hitting a one-year high, after Russian Federation says it is ready to join OPEC in curbing crude output and Algeria calls for similar commitments from other non-OPEC producers. The cartel's members agreed to reduce output by about 700,000 barrels per day to a range between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels daily. "Oil rose to a one-year high on optimism regarding a future agreement between OPEC and major producers to restrict ...
  • Clinton leads Trump by double digits in MI

    Clinton leads Trump by double digits in MI

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    The scandal that primary challenger Senator Bernie Sanders called " your damn emails " is still very much alive, and the Trump camp is certain to capitalize on that. It worked in the moment, but will it work going forward? Where is it written in the Democratic playbook that rude works? What Kaine hoped to do was force Pence to defend Donald Trump and his words, but each time the IN governor let the accusations roll off of his shaking head, or deflected the claims by focusing on the Obama ...
  • Georgia uses ground game to subdue SC

    Georgia uses ground game to subdue SC

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    At the end of the first half, SC managed a paltry 20 yards on the ground. "I talked to first responders, and a lot of them are saying this was worse than (Hurricane) Hugo", Golden said. Brian Herrien got some run late in the half and totaled 35 yards on three carries. " South Carolina did come up with an option that our staff is over there this morning in Columbia checking on a federal facility that is used by the judicial system on campus at SC that is not a public facility", McGarity said.
  • Trump rants hit at Alicia Machado supposed 'sex tape'

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    By 5:30 a.m., the outburst had devolved into accusations that Machado had a sex tape; and that Clinton helped her gain US citizenship for the Democratic nominee's own benefit. "Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics", he claimed. Even Mr Trump's most vocal allies seemed at a loss for words.