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India, Pakistan trade border fire in Kashmir, 7 killed

India accuses Pakistan of regularly violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement signed to maintain peace at borders and along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistani Rangers started firing with small arms, followed by mortar shelling at one place and spread it to 4-5 places in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Samba and Jammu district from 0630 hours today, BSF DIG said. Read More

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Lebanon elects pro-Hezbollah president, vows to retake 'Israeli-occupied' land

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the long-awaited election of a president in Lebanon and says a new government must now be formed without delay. Lebanon had been functioning without a president for more than two years. Lebanon's political divide has been deepened by the war in neighbouring Syria , where Hezbollah and its allies back regime leader Bashar al-Assad, even dispatching fighters to bolster his forces. Read More

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Trump Campaign Manager Says FBI Review Plays Into Voters' 'Reluctance' About Clinton

Trump Campaign Manager Says FBI Review Plays Into Voters' 'Reluctance' About Clinton

Clinton quickly walked back her comments and said half was an overestimate, but whatever the numbers are, there is no denying that a considerable number of Trump supporters are openly racist. "Let me just repeat on his behalf that that's the way his campaign feels", she said. Stephen Bannon, the chief executive of Trump's campaign, who is stepping away from running the website Breitbart as he works for Trump, has said of the site, "We're the platform for the alt-right". Read More

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Iraqi Shia militias launch offensive against Daesh in western Mosul

Iraqi commanders said Saturday that most of the IS fighters fled the town of Shura earlier this week, using civilians as human shields, but that US airstrikes disrupted the forced march, allowing some civilians to escape. The involvement of Shia militia groups in the Mosul operation has been a source of contention. Turkey has said it has a duty to protect the people of Tal Afar, who are ethnic Turkmen, but it also has a strategic interest in countering Iranian influence in Iraq. Read More

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Turkish president vows to continue involvement in Syria, Iraq

Turkish president vows to continue involvement in Syria, Iraq

Turkey sent troops and tanks into Syria in August to support Syrian opposition forces efforts to clear the border area of Islamic State fighters. This is encouraging the jihadist group to fall back on Raqqa as the seat of its brutal rule. The Britain-based monitor said rebels involved in the assault were leading the fight on the ground with Turkey lending heavy firepower - mostly air strikes and artillery fired from Turkish soil. Read More

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Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder

Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder

Carter on Tuesday said more than 35 Islamic State commanders were targeted by the coalition in the past 90 days, including numerous top leaders. Growing fears that Turkey and Iraq could be headed for war are probably overblown, but Ankara is definitely creating more knots for the next US president to untangle after ISIS's bloody last stand is finally over. Read More

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Vernon offers tips for safe Halloween night

Vernon offers tips for safe Halloween night

Also look at the possibility of wearing costumes that are light in color. "We want parents to be aware, and children trick-or-treating to watch out for crossing the streets and intersections, realizing they can pop in and out from behind a vehicle", said Captain Joe Phillips of the Charlottesville Fire Department. Read More

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Trick-Or-Treating Observed Monday, Oct. 31

Trick-Or-Treating Observed Monday, Oct. 31

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office has some tips to keep your children safe on Halloween. In D.C., there obviously isn't a set trick-or-treating time - you can simply head out into the neighborhoods whenever you want. Try to stay on sidewalks in your neighborhood. Additionally, parents should caution children against crossing the street between parked cars, where drivers can't see them. Read More

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Tata Sons rubbishes Mistry allegations The great Indian corporate drama drags on

Tata Sons rubbishes Mistry allegations The great Indian corporate drama drags on

He was appointed deputy chairman in November 2011, and chairman on December 28, 2012. Industry experts are also questioning the board's decision to remove Mistry under the influence of Tata, a major shareholder. He also chairs several listed units and his Pallonji family owns almost a fifth of Tata Sons.Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior lawmaker from the opposition Congress party and lawyer who has been retained by Tata, dismissed Mistry's allegations and questioned his motivation in going ... Read More

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu, Rajouri, Kathua; civilians injured

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu, Rajouri, Kathua; civilians injured

The BSF said one girl injured in overnight ceasefire violation in Kathua and Jammu districts. Over a dozen cattle have also perished in these villages. Pakistani Rangers somehow managed to evacuate their grievously injured colleague in the vehicle amidst exchange of fire, officer said. Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the chief of Border Security Force (BSF) to give a "fitting response" to the firing and ceasefire violations, NDTV reported . Read More

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