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Prison break attempt leaves 2 employees dead, 10 hurt

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Several inmates tried to escape after the fire was put out. Three prison employees remain in critical condition, while seven were treated and released. Three nearby schools were placed on lockdown - Northside Elementary School, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School. The school system said on Facebook - at the time of the lockdowns - that students on buses who had not made it home were taken back to the schools because of the potential for inmates being in the ... Read More »

Indian forces martyr 3 civilians in occupied Kashmir

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Two terrorists - Waseem Shah and Nisar Ahmed Mir - have been killed and the security forces have recovered an AK-47 and an AK-56 along with 6 Avtomat Kalashnikova or AK magazines. A resident of Shopian, he was on the army most wanted list of 12 militants. He had joined ranks in March 2014. His associate Nisar had joined terrorists ranks this year. Read More »

Indian Army firing kills 2, Including a girl along LoC

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The incident took place in Nikial sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing Kashmir between nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India . The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on October 4 that during the past two weeks, Indian forces have increasingly targeted civilian areas on the Pakistani side in the disputed Kashmir, resulting in the deaths of 13 civilians. Read More »

US, Israel quit UNESCO

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Since then, the US has maintained a presence at UNESCO and lobbied behind the scenes. The decision recognized Palestine as an actual sovereign country, something unacceptable to the United States and Israel . Currently, the United States owes over 500 million USA dollars to the organization. He called the US decision "a turning point for UNESCO , adding that the organization's "absurd and shameful resolutions against Israel" have consequences". Read More »

Some Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal now want it upheld

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It is expected that Trump will make the decision concerning the United States withdrawal from the agreement by the end of this week. There was always the chance he could still have a last-minute change of heart and certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 accord, which he has called an "embarrassment" and the "worst deal ever negotiated". Read More »

Radamel Falcao Clarifies His On-Field Whispering Against Peru

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RADAMEL FALCAO has admitted that he knew the score in the other matches as Colombia and Peru played out a World Cup qualifying draw. With Chile and Paraguay (who both lost their final games) also in contention for at least a play-off place, a draw between Colombia and Peru would have suited both teams , given that the play-off opponents are the unheralded New Zealand. Read More »

Britain Could Join NAFTA If Brexit Deal Fails

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In comments made at the White House with Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada , ahead of the start of fourth round of talks, Trump warned it was "possible" that the United States would drop out of the 1994 deal. But US business groups have expressed grave concern over Trump's threat to pull out. "Nafta has benefited millions of people and can benefit millions more", Trudeau said, although he added that Nafta could use a "much-needed upgrade". Read More »

NY police reopens 2004 Weinstein assault case

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Last week, the The New York Times published an exposeé on Weinstein which included allegations of sexual harassment from multiple women, including actress Ashley Judd. "We women knew men were gross since our sixth grade gym teacher said "good job" at the end of class and rubbed our shoulders that were somehow on the front of our bodies", she explained. Read More »

Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks: state media

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A first version of the Turkish statement that was posted on the embassy's Twitter account yesterday afternoon had said the measure would apply "to visas in passports". Relations between Turkey and the USA have been tense over disagreements on Syrian Kurdish militants, which the US backs in the war against the Islamic State group. Read More »

Tropical Storm Ophelia Strengthening On Southeastern Trek

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The storm formed well outside what meteorologists refer as the "main development region", where most hurricanes form in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm to maintain hurricane strength for the next few days and could even gain a little strength. Read More »

Iran says 'all options are on table' if United States blacklists Revolutionary Guards

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If the U.S. designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization-as reports state President Trump is likely to do-it would be a "strategic mistake", according to Iran's foreign ministry. It is widely expected that Trump will not recertify Iran, saying it is no longer in the United States national interest, giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions. Read More »

Trump suggests 'Liddle' Sen. Bob Corker was 'made to sound a fool'

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According to the poll by Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 65 percent of Americans think Trump's recent remarks regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have made the situation worse. Some of Trump's allies, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have called on him to resign. On Oct. 9, Corker stated that Trump had intentionally made inaccurate statements on a regular basis. Read More »

S.Korea, US to hold vice-ministerial strategic dialogue next week

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Operational Plan 5015 is the latest Seoul-Washington protocol for war with Pyongyang, and contains plans to " decapitate " the North Korean leadership. Air Force B-1B bombers were joined by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam. Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the cyberattacks in its state media, criticising Seoul for "fabricating" claims about online attacks. Read More »

White House Clarifies Trump Remark

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Talking to Tillerson might have shown him a way out, or at least bought him some time , but he's definitely not going to talk to a diplomat who has been repudiated by his own president. She did little to provide clarity to Americans anxious that the country might be headed into war. Tillerson added , "We have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang."Tillerson even went out of his way to specify that these were American channels, not indirect contacts through China or some other ... Read More »

Defence Minister Sitharaman reviews operational readiness of Tezpur airbase

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Another source was quoted as saying by the Times of India that Sitharaman was indeed courageous as there is no woman in the senior ranks of the Communist Party and government in China . Earlier, Sitharam said she waved at the Chinese soldiers from the across the border who were reportedly taking her pictures. "This is commonly regarded as the attitude of the Narendra Modi government", said a Global Times report. Read More »

Rajnath dismisses allegations against Jay Shah as baseless

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in his address, pointed out that Rahul rushed to the constituency when he learnt of BJP's October 10 programme. Referring to BJP and RSS, Gandhi said "women empowerment was never their priority". "I have just read out 12 schemes, the entire list is still there". Read More »

Hillary Clinton denounces Harvey Weinstein but doesn't say she'll return campaign donations

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Three days after the report, Weinstein was sacked by the company he co-founded. Clinton personally headlined multiple fundraisers Weinstein was involved in organizing during the campaign. The New Yorker story also details allegations that Weinstein subjected four others to unwanted touching that could be classified assault and exposed himself to several women and masturbated in front of them. Read More »