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Army says battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 10:17 ID: 1508052554286876600 MARAWI: Philippine troops Sunday bombed militants loyal to the Daesh group who have held out for over four months in a southern city and the military said the conflict would be over “very soon.” The army previously set a target of Sunday to end the fighting in Marawi, […]

Afghan air force gets its own Black Hawk choppers

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 08:57 ID: 1508048119176754800 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first blush. A second look at the UH-60 Black Hawk reveals a vital distinction: the US Army’s insignia has vanished, replaced by the […]

Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid — and worry

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508030364396019600 DHAKA, Bangladesh: They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of gunshot wounds and midnight escapes from angry mobs and soldiers. So when the rickshaw […]

Arrest at LaGuardia Airport disrupts travel

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508036800926318900 NEW YORK: A 70-year-old passenger who was arrested at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after authorities say he threatened a ticket agent has pleaded not guilty to making a terrorist threat. John Park of Farmington, Michigan, was released without bail after his arraignment late Saturday. Authorities say […]

California ‘horror’ fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508031346796055400 SANTA ROSA, California: Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported […]

China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution at key conclave

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 17:47 ID: 1508018735763173200 BEIJING: China’s Communist Party announced Saturday that it agreed to amend its constitution, ahead of a keenly-watched congress, with speculation mounting that leader Xi Jinping’s name will be added to the document, enshrining his legacy. The Central Committee said it had passed an amendment to the party’s constitution […]

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-10-14 03:00 ID: 1508020768243269900 LONDON: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate. Clinton said uncertainty about the future […]

Wild elephants trample to death four Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-10-14 19:46 ID: 1508020270563247100 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Wild elephants trampled sleeping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the early hours of Saturday, killing three children and a woman in the second such incident since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar in just a few weeks. Many trees on the […]

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-10-14 03:00 ID: 1508013905272886100 LOS ANGELES: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board. The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker […]

Australian charged for drugs in Bali after escape bid: police

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 10:50 ID: 1507971586929381100 DENPASAR, Indonesia: An Australian who was nabbed with drugs in his luggage in Bali and briefly escaped custody by climbing through a toilet air vent has been charged with narcotics possession, a police spokesman said Saturday.Joshua James Baker was detained after arriving at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport from […]
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