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Pakistan's foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover. The minister gave no specific information about China's financial assistance, saying the details were being discussed. They expressed their gratitude for the support Pakistan was extending to the Chinese companies in hydropower, renewable energy, construction, infrastructure development and other sectors, particularly under the China ...
  • Are your little trick-or-treaters safe from sex offenders?

    Are your little trick-or-treaters safe from sex offenders?

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    The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says 200 random home visits were done over the weekend during trick-or-treat times. Long admitted that some of the more than 50 sex offenders in the county were not happy with the "preventive measure".
  • Hillary Clinton jokes that all blacks 'look alike' after interviewer stumbles

    Hillary Clinton jokes that all blacks 'look alike' after interviewer stumbles

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    According to the Washington Examiner, a Democratic strategist, requesting anonymity due to the fear that he will be on political retribution list after giving this statement, said that " Hillary Clinton is the kiss of death and she represents the part of the Democratic Party that led to historic losses and that elected Donald Trump president".
  • Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

    Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

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    He also called for the ouster of the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and for army officers to rise up against powerful military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who he said "should be sacked from the army". FILE - In this November 20, 2010, file photo , Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore.
  • Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

    Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

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    Then, as he tries to regain control of the bus he swerves off the bridge, sending the bus plummeting 60 metres into the Yangtze river in the Wanzhou District of China's sprawling Chongqing city. Police also posted dashcam video from a nearby auto showing the bus colliding with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through a guardrail and falling into the Yangtze.
  • U.S. grants Iran sanctions waivers to eight countries including India

    U.S. grants Iran sanctions waivers to eight countries including India

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    The U.S. government has agreed to let eight countries, including close allies South Korea and Japan, as well as India, keep buying Iranian oil after it re-imposes sanctions on Tehran next week, Bloomberg cited a U.S. "I think it's important that we not relax in the effort", he said. The administration has said it is considering waivers on a case-by-case basis. Federica Mogherini believes that despite the new rollout of sanctions, trade between Europe and Iran will continue in defiance of ...
  • Robert Mueller possible target of false sexual abuse scheme

    Robert Mueller possible target of false sexual abuse scheme

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    He and other United States journalists said they had received an email from a woman named Lorraine Parsons earlier this month, who claimed someone working for a Republican lobbyist called Jack Burkman had contacted her. "The only time I've seen him is on TV", she said in an interview with VTDigger. The FBI declined to comment on the referral. "I don't know who that person is and we certainly didn't pay anyone to say anything".
  • NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

    NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

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    Three children hit and killed waiting for a school bus in northern in were all from the same family. An 11-year-old boy who was not related to the deceased children was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne. The area where the crash happened is in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. "You're supposed to get on the bus stop and be safe", Ingle said.
  • US President Donald Trump suggests he will end birthright citizenship soon: Axios

    US President Donald Trump suggests he will end birthright citizenship soon: Axios

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    The president revealed his plans during an interview with Axios , which aired on the morning of October 30. The 14th Amendment , ratified in 1868, grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States. "Well, this is just more of the same of what he has been saying, taking babies out of the arms of their moms, putting them in cages, warning about a caravan that's over 1,000 miles away", Pelosi said on "The Late Show " Tuesday.
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death over blasphemy

    Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death over blasphemy

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    Justice Nisar while reading out the verdict said, "The appeal is allowed. She is acquitted of all charges and if not required for any other charges she will be released forthwith". At the Supreme Court hearing earlier this month - a hearing our legal team on the ground in Pakistan attended - Asia Bibi's defense attorney in Pakistan called much of the prosecution's evidence - or lack thereof - into question.
  • Meghan Markle comforts emotional fan in New Zealand

    Meghan Markle comforts emotional fan in New Zealand

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    Prince Harry also laid a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial and met Fijian war veterans. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says Aucklanders are looking forward to welcoming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle , the Duke and Duchess of Sussex , to the city on 30 October.
  • 11 victims in synagogue shooting are identified

    11 victims in synagogue shooting are identified

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    Dina Winer from The Meeting Place Dialogue Group told The Jerusalem Post , "Whenever there's a terrorist attack in Israel, we meet in Zion Square and it's especially sad for us that we have to do this for an attack that took place in America".
  • Kabul attack on election workers kills 1

    Kabul attack on election workers kills 1

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    Scores of attacks marred the first day of the election on October 20, with an AFP tally showing almost 300 civilians and security forces were killed or wounded in poll-related violence. The UN-backed government is rife with corruption and many Afghans have said they do not expect the elections to be fair. They are also high for the US, which is still seeking an exit strategy after 17 years of war that has cost more than $900 billion and claimed the lives of more than 2,400 USA service ...
  • In DeSantis-Gillum contest, race is more than a subtext

    In DeSantis-Gillum contest, race is more than a subtext

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    Gillum countered that DeSantis should release detailed travel records of more than $145,000 in taxpayer-funded trips he took to NY, including two visits to appear on Fox News , while in Congress. "At the time we believed that they were reserved by friends of Adam's, Mike Miller ". "I was aware that Adam Corey and (an agent known as) Mike Miller arranged so that we could go and see the show".
  • Suspected mail bomber faces five charges in Miami court

    Suspected mail bomber faces five charges in Miami court

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    Sayoc is accused of sending 14 bombs through the U.S. Mail to President Barack Obama , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , ex-Vice President Biden, Democratic Party backer George Soros, actor Robert De Niro and others . Sayoc 56, of Aventura, Florida was arrested at an auto parts store in the nearby city of Plantation. Sayoc targeted individuals who'd been bashed by the president, the packages and his van plastered with pro-Trump, anti-left and anti-media messages all ...
  • Macron, Merkel back Europe coordination on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    Macron, Merkel back Europe coordination on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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    Turkey has since demanded the extradiction of the 18 officials accused of Khashoggi's murder. Mr Trump and Prince Mohammed have cultivated warm ties, though the US President said earlier last week that the Crown Prince, as the kingdom's de facto ruler, bore ultimate responsibility for the operation against Mr Khashoggi.
  • Angela Merkel won't seek re-election as party leader, sources say

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    Hesse's conservative governor, Volker Bouffier, told supporters that "the message this evening to the parties in the government in Berlin is clear: people want less argument, more objectivity, more solutions". After 18 years as party chief, the move throws open the succession race for a post that has traditionally has been the springboard for CDU chancellors.
  • Now bombs 'target' De Niro and Biden

    Now bombs 'target' De Niro and Biden

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    A suspect has been charged with five federal crimes in connection with more than a dozen suspicious packages sent in a U.S. mail bombing spree, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday. It was found at a New York City postal facility and was similar to the other packages, the official added. Cesar Sayoc, 56, a registered Republican with a criminal past, born in NY and who lived in a van covered in pro-Trump and anti-liberal stickers, was arrested outside a strip mall in Florida.
  • Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Jamal Khashoggi killers

    Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Jamal Khashoggi killers

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    While these were some of the sharpest comments Mattis has made on the Khashoggi killing, he also said the two countries still needed to collaborate on stability in the region. Prince Mohammed, the heir apparent to the kingdom's throne, has denounced the "repulsive" murder, denying any involvement. Pro-government Turkish media said that intelligence officers showed Haspel video images and audio tapes of Mr Khashoggi's killing gathered from the consulate.
  • 'People Losing Faith': Over 1Mln People Sign Petition for 2nd Brexit Referendum

    'People Losing Faith': Over 1Mln People Sign Petition for 2nd Brexit Referendum

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    May said Britain needed to explore every opportunity to break the impasse. She told parliament that 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a "considerable sticking point". Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country's public spending watchdog said on Wednesday.
  • Harry and Meghan head to New Zealand after 'inspiring' Invictus Games

    Harry and Meghan head to New Zealand after 'inspiring' Invictus Games

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    As the group of boys put on their show, complete with mosquito-like buzzing noises and group choreography, Markle was spotted laughing and sharing in the moment with Prince Harry , seated next to her. "There was an aircraft on the runway a little slow to roll.so the decision was taken to abort the landing", went the announcement from the flight deck, according to the BBC .
  • Japan's Abe Heads to China Vowing to Lift Ties to ‘New Level’

    Japan's Abe Heads to China Vowing to Lift Ties to ‘New Level’

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    On Friday, Abe is scheduled to hold separate meetings with Li and Chinese President Xi Jinping . Speaking to reporters afterwards, Mr Li said 500 business agreements worth £14 billion had been signed between Chinese and Japanese companies during the visit, displaying the "bright future" for cooperation between both sides.
  • Florida man arrested in connection with pipe bomb packages

    Florida man arrested in connection with pipe bomb packages

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    Mahoney also made it clear that while he is not making a direct link between Trump's rhetoric and violence, in light of today's arrest of pro-Trump partisan Cesar Sayoc , the suspected mail bomber, the consequences are clear. "I never thought I'd be living among a terrorist", Sassin said. Cesar Sayoc allegedly placed 13 improvised explosive devices in envelopes and addressed them to political figures across the United States, prosecutors said.
  • Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' on old immigration statement

    Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' on old immigration statement

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    Watch for highlights of Obama's address. "I want this to be the capital of voting", Obama told the crowd. This was a misleading comparison: although both of those former administrations did have their own version of a "zero tolerance" policy, the Trump administration was the only one to have a policy set in place to separate parents from children.
  • Joint Saudi-Turkish Team Finds Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

    Joint Saudi-Turkish Team Finds Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

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    In Saudi Arabia , the crown prince addressed the crisis publicly for the first time at an investors conference Wednesday, calling the killing a " heinous " crime that was a "very, very painful incident for all Saudis". He said the killing was planned in advance and called on Saudi Arabia to reveal more details, including where Khashoggi's body was. For their part, the Trump administration and the US defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted $110 billion ...
  • Weary migrants still far from reaching U.S. border

    Weary migrants still far from reaching U.S. border

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    ICE has been talking with contractors to discuss the possible need for additional detention capacity, according to the DHS official. "Well, it's inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border", Pence argued with a shrug.
  • Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent

    Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent

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    That's when the discourse between DeSantis and Gillum turned nasty. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who arranged outings with undercover agents looking into city government corruption, were among more than 100 pages of records Corey gave the ethics commission, which is investigating trips to Costa Rica and NY that Gillum took in 2016...
  • At Tampa rally, Biden calls election fight for ‘soul of America’

    At Tampa rally, Biden calls election fight for ‘soul of America’

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    So far as I know I will die black", he said , adding that "the only color people care about is the blue-green algae" and red tide contaminating Florida waterways. Standing at her front door, she didn't hesitate when a conservative volunteer asked whether she was going to vote. Both describe themselves as pro-Israel: On his site, Gillum says "I believe strongly in the unique relationship between the United States and Israel" and that he "will continue to push back against anti-Israel efforts, ...
  • US military weighs request for troops on Mexico border

    US military weighs request for troops on Mexico border

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    To counter the Honduran migrant caravan now headed for the USA, the official said the administration is also "examining plans" to temporarily close ports of entry at the Southern border. However, the reported executive action could suspend that right and prevent migrants from seeking asylum for the sake of national security, according to The Washington Post .
  • Texoma counties breaking early voting records

    Texoma counties breaking early voting records

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    If you've been to a political event this election season, there are two dates that speakers have tried to sear into your memory. "Everything is going smoothly", said Wilson County Elections Director Rená Morris. For the first time ever, as here at miami dade college north and at fiu, polling places were located on university campuses. "So that when you go to the polling place you know who you're voting for", she suggested.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump Over Proposed Transgender Erasure Policy

    Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump Over Proposed Transgender Erasure Policy

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    The upheaval stems from a memo that The New York Times obtained that alleges that the Department of Health and Human Services is working to legally define gender as either male or female. Reports last week that the federal government is attempting to establish a narrow legal definition of gender has prompted swift outrage from psychology, civil liberty and transgender rights organizations.
  • Photo Emerges Of Georgia's Dem Governor Nominee Burning State Flag

    Photo Emerges Of Georgia's Dem Governor Nominee Burning State Flag

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    Abrams's acknowledgement of the incident came after an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution surfaced showing Abrams helping torch the flag , which at the time pictured a "Stars and Bars" Confederate battle symbol. It is unclear if this issue will help or hurt Abrams' campaign. She said it is the responsibility of Georgians to take care of those in need, especially when they are "working families who only want a little bit of access to health care ".
  • Floor collapse near Clemson University leaves at least 30 hurt, authorities say

    Floor collapse near Clemson University leaves at least 30 hurt, authorities say

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    Some people standing on the sidelines pulled out their cellphones to record the floor collapse. 'Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards. Tester said emergency responders were there in just minutes, and he saw people holding their arms or with bloody legs. A shocking video of the incident was taken and shared online, which showed the moment in which the ground gave out beneath the partygoers.
  • Nikki Haley Joked About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test At Annual Fundraiser

    Nikki Haley Joked About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test At Annual Fundraiser

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    Trump on October 9 announced that Haley would be leaving her post "at the end of the year". The former SC governor also delivered punchlines about rapper Kanye West and Trump's embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions . - which some interpreted as criticism of Mr Trump. "In the last two years, I've seen true evil", Ms Haley continued. Despite the speculation, Haley said during an October 9 meeting with Trump, "No, I'm not running in 2020".
  • Erdogan, Trump agree on need to explain Khashoggi’s death

    Erdogan, Trump agree on need to explain Khashoggi’s death

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    Separately, the SPA also reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz made a telephone call to Mr Salah Khashoggi , in which the prince expressed his condolences to Salah and his family on the death. "He's seen as a person who can keep things under check", added Trump. Saudi officials on Sunday referred to the incident as a "huge and grave mistake".
  • Saudi state media confirms Khashoggi died in Istanbul consulate

    Saudi state media confirms Khashoggi died in Istanbul consulate

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    An undisclosed number consulate employees in Istanbul were interviewed by prosecutors, the semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported , a day after Turkish authorities began combing through wooded areas outside Istanbul in an apparent search for Khashoggi's remains.
  • Rod Rosenstein to Testify on Reports of Secret Trump Recording Plans

    Rod Rosenstein to Testify on Reports of Secret Trump Recording Plans

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    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III called the hearing to set a sentencing date for Manafort and order probation officers to begin an investigation of his personal circumstances. Prosecutors accused him of hiding from USA tax authorities $16 million United States he earned as a political consultant for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine to fund an opulent lifestyle, and then lying to banks to secure $20 million in loans after his Ukrainian income dried up and he needed cash.
  • At Brussels summit, Spain’s PM is hopeful of progress on Gibraltar

    At Brussels summit, Spain’s PM is hopeful of progress on Gibraltar

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    The goal of the implementation, or transition, period is to allow businesses time to prepare, to avoid disrupting holidaymakers and to implement worldwide security measures. -EU trade deal - but that is fiercely opposed by May's pro-Brexit critics at home. Britain has secured a 21-month transition period following the formal date of Brexit in March 2019, to give authorities and companies time to prepare for new arrangements.
  • Police Looking For 'Proud Boys,' Antifa After Brutal Manhattan Brawl

    Police Looking For 'Proud Boys,' Antifa After Brutal Manhattan Brawl

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    Chaos erupted near the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City at around 8:30 p.m. Friday as demonstrators gathered to protest a speech there by Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes . The Republican Club had been vandalized ahead of the speech , with officials saying the damage included smashed windows, a spray-painted door and a keypad lock covered in glue.