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Florida state of emergency declared for white nationalist

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Author: GARY FINEOUT | AP Mon, 2017-10-16 04:00 ID: 1508190783458998100 TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state’s Republican governor warned in an executive order […]

Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan

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Author: The Associated Press Mon, 2017-10-16 03:00 ID: 1508193902389134800 DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan: Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected US missiles have struck a home in the Kurram tribal region, killing 20 militants. Two intelligence officials said missiles fired from a suspected US drone hit a compound in the Mukbal area near the Afghan border Monday […]

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-10-17 01:13 ID: 1508192223049049000 DUBLIN: Ireland was hit by what officials called an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in her 50s was killed outside the village of […]

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

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Author: The Associated Press Mon, 2017-10-16 03:00 ID: 1508197601489216400 UNITED NATIONS: North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only […]

London tube and buses chosen to highlight anti-Muslim hate crime

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Author: SEAN CRONIN Tue, 2017-10-17 03:00 ID: 1508188380668866700 LONDON: A campaign against anti-Muslim hate crime was launched across London buses and tubes on Monday. Transport for London (TfL) and police in the UK capital are working together on 200 events across in support of the broader National Hate Crime Awareness Week.Muslims have been the targets […]

One missing, 7 injured in rig explosion near US Gulf Coast

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Author: AFP Mon, 2017-10-16 22:54 ID: 1508184156808446700 CHICAGO: Rescuers continued searching the rocky waters of a southern US lake Monday for a worker missing since an explosion a day earlier on an oil and natural gas platform.The offshore oil and gas storage facility, located on Lake Pontchartrain in the southern state of Louisiana, near New […]

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

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Author: The Associated Press Mon, 2017-10-16 22:13 ID: 1508183414578357300 WASHINGTON: It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on […]

Big blow to Daesh as Philippine army eliminates top militants

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Author: Ellie Aben Tue, 2017-10-17 03:00 ID: 1508188251888846200 MANILA: Daesh has suffered a major setback in East Asia. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported to have killed two of the main leaders of Daesh who have held parts of Marawi city on Mindanao in the Philippines since May 23. The crisis has left […]

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

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Author: Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata Tue, 2017-10-17 03:00 ID: 1508188251958846500 JAKARTA: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at the State Palace.Baswedan and Uno will lead the capital of Southeast Asia’s largest economy […]

EU sends Mogherini to fight for Iran deal in Washington

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-10-17 20:11 ID: 1508167779376698500 LUXEMBOURG/MOSCOW: The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up.EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday joined a chorus of international support for the landmark […]
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