• US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon
US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

The United States military said on Tuesday that it had killed 60 militants of the al-Shabaab group in Somalia , in a "precision" airstrike on Friday. They are also authorized to conduct offensive airstrikes in the southern part of the country targeting al Shabab safe havens. Over the past year, the Pentagon has shown renewed concerns about al-...

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  • Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse
Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse

Such an extension, keeping Britain under European Union governance with no say in it, would be highly unpopular with hardline supporters of Brexit . Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that 2 ½ years after Britain's Brexit referendum, the country had still not explained clearly how it wants to leave the EU.

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  • Russia Climbs in Global Competitiveness Index
Russia Climbs in Global Competitiveness Index

In terms of its ranking across specific pillars this year, Bangladesh was placed in the 108th position on the index for institution, 109th for infrastructure, 102nd for ICT adaptation, 88th for macroeconomic stability, 96th for health, 116th for skills, according to Global Competitiveness Report 2018 released on Wednesday.

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  • Trump threatens to close border over
Trump threatens to close border over "onslaught" of immigrants

The Washington Post reported this week that Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, the highest one-month total on record and an 80 per cent increase from July, according to unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics.

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  • Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered
Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Fitzgerald said investigators don't consider Jayme a suspect in her parents' deaths, and he dismissed a tip placing Jayme's whereabouts in Miami as "not credible". "I'll be honest. I'm struggling with this because I don't have some of the answers that I want to give you", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday.

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  • Top anti-Taliban official killed in Kandahar shooting
Top anti-Taliban official killed in Kandahar shooting

But Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller, the target of the attack claimed by the Taliban, escaped unharmed, they said. General Miller was safely evacuated form the area after the incident, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said. A controversial but influential Afghan police chief has been shot dead days before parliamentary elections, leaving a gaping po...

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  • Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Teen, Possibly Spotted In Miami | Crime Time
Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Teen, Possibly Spotted In Miami | Crime Time

Joan Smrekar said she initially didn't think anything of it. Fitzgerald said autopsies were underway to determine the cause of death for the pair. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald held a second news conference Tuesday afternoon to field more questions about the incident, admitting there isn't much his office can say at this time other than they are con...

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  • Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish officials say they believe he was murdered there and his body removed . Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, USA media reported yesterday. The journalist, who has written for The Washington Post , is known to be critical of the Saudi government. Media ...

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  • Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas
Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas

In 30 hours, at least 10 inches of rain fell in western Llano County. The Governor of Texas has declared a state of disaster as floods ravage 18 counties. The Llano and Colorado rivers meet at Kingsland, and the National Weather Service said both were experiencing "major flooding". Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement urging "all Texans to t...

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  • #MeToo: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns over sex harassment charges
#MeToo: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns over sex harassment charges

While he has continued to deny the allegations and has even filed a defamation case against Priya Ramani , the journalist to have called him out first, Akbar said, "I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levied against me, also in a personal capacity".

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  • Scott Morrison Criticised For Possibly Recognising Jerusalem As Israeli Capital
Scott Morrison Criticised For Possibly Recognising Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was " very thankful " for his Australian counterpart's decision in a post on Twitter Tuesday. Dr Dvir Abramovich , Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission said: "We applaud this announcement by Prime Minister Morrison which rightly acknowledges the indisputable reality that Jerusalem h...

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  • 'OK to be white' vote an 'admin mistake'
'OK to be white' vote an 'admin mistake'

Attorney-general Christian Porter released a statement which said "an early email advising an approach on the motion went out from my office on this matter without my knowledge". "It's all I need when I come in, I don't look for the whip, I look for you people [Labor]", the government senator said, in an exchange captured clearly by the Senate mi...

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  • Baby stabbed and baked in oven, MS sheriff says
Baby stabbed and baked in oven, MS sheriff says

According to the Boliver County Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the death of her granddaughter in Shaw, Mississippi. The baby, identified as 20-month-old Royalty Marie Floyd, was found dead on Monday night by a relative who then called the police. The child was found inside a beige frame house...

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  • USA pilot killed in Su-27 crash in Ukraine
USA pilot killed in Su-27 crash in Ukraine

During the combat training flight, the aircraft started to lose altitude and the pilots headed it away from residential districts to prevent civilian casualties, the General Staff said in a message published on Facebook on October 16, referring to locals who witnessed the crash .

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  • Israel strikes Gaza targets after rockets fired from enclave
Israel strikes Gaza targets after rockets fired from enclave

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman also announced the closure of both of Israel's border crossings with Gaza, the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and the Erez people crossings. Egypt and the United Nations have reportedly scrambled to try to negotiate a calm between the sides since the rocket attack on Beersheba, which came days after Israeli leaders h...

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  • Syria's key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to be reopened
Syria's key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to be reopened

The closure of Nassib in 2015, when it was overrun by Syrian rebel factions, cut a crucial transit route for billions of dollars of goods and had serious economic repercussions across the region. Its frontier with Turkey is only open into opposition-held areas, and its crossing with Iraq is only open for government or military uses. Syria state...

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  • Protesters block women scribes, attack cars near Sabarimala
Protesters block women scribes, attack cars near Sabarimala

The protesters had put every impediment on her way, but Madhavi was able to break the barriers at Nilackal and Pamba accompanied by police as she trekked higher. They undertake a rigorous 41-day fast before they begin the pilgrimage. The crew of various TV news channels was asked to leave the place. Things spiralled out of control when the mo...

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  • European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit
European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit

Vital meetings are being held on both sides of the Channel today which could help decide if a Brexit deal can be reached in the next few weeks. "The deal is definitely going to be pushed back to November, if it happens at all", the source said .

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  • Elizabeth Warren Was Celebrated as 'First Woman of Color' at Harvard Law
Elizabeth Warren Was Celebrated as 'First Woman of Color' at Harvard Law

Phony!" The network featured an article by Kate Maltby called " Elizabeth Warren's big mistake", while anchor Chris Cillizza said she "might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit". Elizabeth Warren became the punchline for more "Pocahontas" jokes Tuesday after her high-profile DNA rollout backfired, angering Native Americans and...

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  • Two Koreas to reconnect roads and rail as United States expresses concern
Two Koreas to reconnect roads and rail as United States expresses concern

North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation, with the North saying it wanted a "substantive outcome" from the talks, against the backdrop of USA concerns over their haste to warm ties.

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