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Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco's view of Jerusalem

The resolution, titled "Occupied Palestine", laid out rules about the preservation of holy sites in Jerusalem, and uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims. Gardner Coates takes an extraordinarily narrow perspective on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's magnificent exhibition "Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven" (" Rewriting the History of Jerusalem ", op-ed, October 10). Read More

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Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

She also lauded Obama's work for children and military families and in what was perhaps a nod to African-Americans she hopes will vote for her in the state, said Obama had faced challenges she had not as a presidential spouse. Democrats, still confident Clinton will prevail in 11 days, were enraged by the decision of FBI Director James Comey to disclose the existence of the fresh investigation in a vaguely worded letter to several congressional leaders. Read More

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Dion slams latest UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem

The resolution refers throughout to the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif religious complex, without using the Israeli name "Temple Mount", according a copy seen by AFP . The text refers to Buraq Plaza, placing its English translation, Western Wall Plaza, in quotes, and criticizes Israel for its decision to build an egalitarian prayer area there. Read More

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Indian Army Destroys 4 Pakistani Posts At LoC

Throughout on Saturday, intermittent exchange of fire continued in Jammu and Kathua districts where Pakistani troopers had started heavy shelling targeting civilians and BSF posts on the International Border. He said the BSF jawan was injured due to recoil and was admitted to a medical facility where he succumbed late last night. Asserting that this barbarism is a true reflection, which pervades official and non-official organisations across the border, he vowed revenge saying, "This act ... Read More

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Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton greeted with cheers at Winston-Salem rally

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton greeted with cheers at Winston-Salem rally

Clinton also insisted that the Clinton and Obama family were on good terms. "And yes, I think the president would admit that his wife is an enormously influential and powerful surrogate in support of Secretary Clinton". She praised Obama's vegetable garden, her advocacy for women and girls, her defense of military families. As Clinton called on voters to rise above the nastiness of the race, new WikiLeaks disclosures threatened her campaign, notably an email in which aide Douglas Band ... Read More

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Turkey's Euphrates Shield Operation in Northern Syria Successful - Deputy PM

The Obama-Erdogan phone call came shortly after Lt. Gen. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said the USA was pushing ahead with a plan for a Raqqa offensive even as the Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters continued to press forward on the outskirts of Mosul with the support of us airstrikes and advisers. Read More

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India expels Pakistani embassy staffer over espionage charge

Delhi Police is also trying to nab other members of the racket who, it believes, were in close contact with Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar who was caught receiving secret documents here on October 26. "The High Commissioner was summoned and informed about India's decision", the official told said. "He had stayed in the hotel while the other two went to the zoo to hand over the documents. Read More

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Putin criticises US, says ready for new president

He also said Donald Trump has captured what many USA voters think, noting, however, that he sees little difference in proposals for the country by Trump and Hillary Clinton. "The United States has plenty of genuinely urgent problems, it would seem, from the colossal public debt to the increase in firearms violence and cases of arbitrary action by the police", Putin said. Read More

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Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

He declined to be more precise about a timeline but said there is "a sense of urgency". Townsend gave a mostly upbeat assessment of the Iraqi-led assault on Mosul that began last week. He credited IS with innovative uses of small drones. The drones, which he called "a pretty thorny problem", are being used not only for surveillance and to guide mortar or artillery fire but also as Trojan horses. Read More

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Busch Gardens in Tampa shuts rapids ride after fatal Aussie incident

Busch Gardens in Tampa shuts rapids ride after fatal Aussie incident

There has never been a fatal incident on the ride since its opening in 1982, park officials say, but the ride is made by the same manufacturer as the one in Australia, WTSP notes. Out of an abundance of caution, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has made the decision to close our Congo River Rapids ride while we work with other park operators and ride manufacturers to understand what happened in Australia . Read More

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China's male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers

Under the current informal retirement ceiling, five of the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the party's highest body, must step down, leaving only Xi and the prime minister, Li Keqiang. It was taken to mean those leaders with absolute authority and who should not be questioned. Delegates said they would address election malpractice and put an end to the buying and selling of official posts and vote-rigging. Read More

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Kirk, Duckworth meet for first televised Senate debate

I am a daughter of the American Revolution . "I've bled for this nation", she continued. Kirk repeatedly called Duckworth too partisan and said he anxious "that she will go to war with the 54 Republicans" in the Senate. Duckworth responded on Twitter with an indisputable message. "He's called her a war hero in his commercials and he commends her family's service", Artl said. Read More

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Pakistan win Test series against West Indies, Yasir Shah takes 10 wickets

Pakistan win Test series against West Indies, Yasir Shah takes 10 wickets

Windies require 184 runs to win the match while Pakistan need to strike only thrice to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series. The third and final Test starts on Sunday in Sharjah. Azhar, who scored a triple century in the first innings of Dubai test, escaped a chance on 17 when Blackwood was wrongfooted off a thick edge in the slip before reaching his half century with a square drive. Read More

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Oil Prices Hold Above $50 Per Barrel Pre-Bell

Oil Prices Hold Above $50 Per Barrel Pre-Bell

United States crude stockpiles fell by 553,000 barrels last week, the Energy Information Administration said, a result contrary to the 1.7 million-barrel build that analysts polled by Reuters had forecast. After the API report, it fell as much as $1.25, or 2.5 percent, to $49.27. The dollar hit a nine-month peak overnight against a basket of currencies .DXY , underpinned by expectations US rates will rise by the year-end, making commodities priced in the greenback expensive for holders of ... Read More

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Eldest brother of former Emperor Hirohito dies at age 100

Eldest brother of former Emperor Hirohito dies at age 100

He died at St. Luke's International Hospital in Chuo Ward, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Prince Mikasa is survived by his 93-year-old wife Princess Yuriko, whom he married in 1941 and had three sons and two daughters. Mikasa's death coincides with renewed attention to the future of the ageing and shrinking imperial family and whether women should be allowed to inherit the throne, breaking a male-only succession tradition that conservatives say is central to an imperial tradition stretching ... Read More

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Socialists' meeting could end Spain's standoff

Socialists' meeting could end Spain's standoff

King Felipe VI begins meeting party leaders Monday in the hope he can pick one to try to form a government. Last Sunday, the main opposition Socialist party switched its previously uncooperative stance to make way for a Rajoy administration - moving towards ending political deadlock and avoiding a third round of voting since last December's inconclusive general election. Read More

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