• I have not called for demos on Election Day, Raila

    I have not called for demos on Election Day, Raila

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    The country's Supreme Court is still hearing several cases challenging the legality of Thursday's poll or Odinga's withdrawal. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew his candidacy from the re-run, called on his supporters to protest what they perceive are ongoing problems with the election commission.
  • London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

    London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

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    Speaking to Sky News , Khan said: "We don't make a profit from the T-charge - it's costing us". It will take the fee for pre-2006 vehicles entering London to 21.50 pounds (28.4 US dollars), costing some drivers who commute into London by vehicle more than 100 pounds a week (142 USA dollars).
  • Texas town offers hurricane relief, but only with a political promise

    Texas town offers hurricane relief, but only with a political promise

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    The city began accepting applications October 11 for grants to rebuild homes or businesses damaged in the storm that made landfall August 25. "The First Amendment protects Americans" right to boycott, and the government can not condition hurricane relief or any other public benefit on a commitment to refrain from protected political expression", ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura said in a statement .
  • Egyptian police officers killed in shootout with militants

    Egyptian police officers killed in shootout with militants

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    The source said the situation was made worse as the militants were more familiar with the area, while the commanding officer was unable to call for land and air reinforcements due to poor telecommunications in the desert. The fighters also used explosive devices in the attack, the sources said, adding that 16 officers died in the shoot-out and the number was expected to rise.
  • Trump to release remaining secret JFK files

    Trump to release remaining secret JFK files

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    Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other US government officials as saying the president would nearly certainly block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files, which the US National Archives is scheduled to make public by an October 26 deadline.
  • Spain to dismiss Catalonia's government, call elections

    Spain to dismiss Catalonia's government, call elections

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    Rajoy could force the removal of Catalan officials and call early regional elections for as soon as January. He said a new regional election in Catalonia should be held in the next six months. Activist organizations ANC and Omnium have called on their supporters to rally at 1500 GMT in Barcelona, the region's principal city, in protest at the jailing of their leaders over sedition accusations.
  • Storm Brian set to batter United Kingdom with heavy rain and 70mph winds

    Storm Brian set to batter United Kingdom with heavy rain and 70mph winds

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    Craig Snell, a forecaster for the Met Office, said: 'We have had the first effects of Storm Brian this morning and we will see gusts reaching 40 to 50 miles per hour winds in London in the second half of the afternoon. The Environment Agency's Alison Baptiste has warned the public to stay safe along the coast where there is set to be strong winds, large waves and some over-topping of coastal defences.
  • Lego's official 'Women of NASA' set goes on sale November 1

    Lego's official 'Women of NASA' set goes on sale November 1

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    After a long campaign, Lego is about to release its Women of NASA set featuring four of its iconic members, but no room for those in Hidden Figures . According to Lego , the set was meant to include mathematician Katherine Johnson , whose calculations made the Mercury and Apollo missions possible, but Johnson chose not to take part.
  • Northam maintains double-digit lead in Quinnipiac poll

    Northam maintains double-digit lead in Quinnipiac poll

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    A Wason Center for Public Policy poll at Christopher Newport University shows a narrower advantage for Northam, with the lieutenant governor leading Gillespie 48 percent to 44 percent. Virginia was the only southern state Hillary Clinton won. Voter turnout traditionally drops markedly a year after a presidential election, so Obama's appearance is an opportunity to solidify the Democrats' base vote in the Richmond area, including African-Americans and young voters, Holsworth said.
  • Sri Lanka commits to Lahore T20I despite reluctance from players

    Sri Lanka commits to Lahore T20I despite reluctance from players

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    The cricketers enjoyed the moment as the national cricket players gave Azam a cake facial. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a career best 52 not out to lift Pakistan from a struggling 79-5 before Shadab the bowler returned with his best figures of 3-47 to dismiss Sri Lanka for 187 all out in 48 overs.
  • Japan, US agree to seek diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula tensions

    Japan, US agree to seek diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula tensions

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    The EU said the new steps were taken because of the "persistent threat to global peace and stability" posed by North Korea's government. "The situation on the Korean peninsula, where the attention of the entire world is concentrated, has reached a critical point, and a nuclear war can begin at any moment", the diplomat said.
  • North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of U.S. threat

    North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of U.S. threat

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    Speaking to reporters in Sydney on Sunday, Ms Bishop said: "Australia is not a primary target and North Korea has made threats against Australia before". "They mean the complicated 70-year history of relations with the US", Matvienko said. Bishop added that Australia is focused on stopping Pyongyang from continuing its missile and nuclear tests and bringing the pariah state back to the negotiating table.
  • Up to Election Commission to decide poll dates: Gujarat CM

    Up to Election Commission to decide poll dates: Gujarat CM

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    Usually when elections are due within a period of six months, these states are combined and a joint announcement is made, it said. K.J. Rao, who retired as adviser to the commission, said he is not aware of the compulsion of the commission to split the announcement of the poll schedule for the two states but agreed with former CEC SY Quraishi that the decision of the EC went against the spirit of the "simultaneous polls".
  • Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

    Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

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    The contentious issue of paying Hamas employees aims to be resolved by February 1, with the PA expected to continue issuing the workers' salaries; whereas, the even stickier matter of the fate of Hamas' armed wing seems not to have been concretely addressed, although a clause in the agreement calls for PA officials in Gaza to begin devising ways to rebuild their security forces there.
  • Rex Tillerson Once Again Does Not Deny Calling President Trump a Moron

    Rex Tillerson Once Again Does Not Deny Calling President Trump a Moron

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    And they feed on it. Tillerson's comments on Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the USA and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a war of words between the two countries' leaders. Tillerson told him, "You want to make a game out of it". Trump - who swore on the campaign trail that he had "no problem" with the size of his private parts - has appeared to insistently emasculate Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil CEO, during their first year working in ...
  • Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up

    Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up

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    Referring to demands for making Patna University a central university , Modi said it should strive to be among the globally-ranked varsity based on the competition and "this was many times ahead of being a central university". Earlier, in the function at Patna University which was also attended by Nitish Kumar, Modi said it was a "blot" that Indian universities do not figure among the top 500 of the world.
  • United States and Israel quit UNESCO; read about possible repercussions

    United States and Israel quit UNESCO; read about possible repercussions

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    The source emphasized that the U.S. decision does not come into effect until the end of December 2018, leaving ample time for the organization to change direction. An Arab-backed UNESCO resolution a year ago condemned Israeli's policies at religious sites in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The United States stands by Israel and is a true leader for change at the UN.
  • Murphy: Pulling Out Of Iran Deal Makes North Korea Agreement Harder

    Murphy: Pulling Out Of Iran Deal Makes North Korea Agreement Harder

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    USA officials told CNN Trump was moving forward with his decision despite the assessment by the global community, which said Iran was maintaining its condtions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement. "I expect President Trump will not certify it", said Elizabeth Rosenberg, an Iran expert at the Center for a New American Security, a progressive think tank.
  • Sylvester Stallone to Direct and Produce

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    Actor Sylvester Stallone has announced that he will direct the upcoming sports drama film " Creed 2 ". Sylvester Stallone will be appearing as a guest star in the next season of "This is Us". Stallone announced the Creed news with an understated Instagram post, sharing an old photo of himself and Jordan. Creed 2 doesn't have a release date just yet, but keep checking back for more updates as this feature continues to make its way through development! My Entertainment World ...
  • International Monetary Fund projects global economy to grow at 3.6% this year

    International Monetary Fund projects global economy to grow at 3.6% this year

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    In August, the International Monetary Fund had said that the Philippines remained an economic standout amid global uncertainties, supported by robust domestic demand and recovery in exports. The World Bank's growth projection made in June was 7.2% for this year and 7.5% next year. In the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 it grew at a rate of 5.5 percentage, 6.4 and 7.5 respectively.
  • Rajoy says Spain will not be divided following vote

    Rajoy says Spain will not be divided following vote

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    The demonstrators defend the respect for independence in law-making in Catalonia and also unity across Spain . The "Yes" side won the referendum by a landslide, winning 90 per cent of the vote, though less than half of the region's electorate cast their ballots.
  • Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands

    Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands

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    There is also history between the two nations, as the last time France did not qualify for the World Cup was in 1994 after a late defeat to Bulgaria in qualifying. All the focus on Saturday with regard to the Republic of Ireland making a World Cup qualifying play-off centred on Group D. That result meant that France went into their match with Bulgaria two points behind the Swedes at the top of the Group.
  • Turkey Gears Up for 'Risky' Syria Mission With Russia and Iran

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    Turkey said on Saturday that it and Syrian rebel groups it backs are starting a military operation in Syria's Idlib, where a jihadist alliance is blocking efforts to impose a truce between insurgents and the Syrian government. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is now engaged in the area which is under the control of anti-regime armed groups and some opposition groups. Turkish soldiers are expected to join the operation later, he said.
  • Google and Tesla have plans to help rebuild Puerto Rico

    Google and Tesla have plans to help rebuild Puerto Rico

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    They were among several tech companies proposing disaster response ideas, most aimed at getting phone and internet service up and running. "More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without access to much-needed communications services", FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement.