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Busch Gardens closes ride after fatal accident in Australia

Busch Gardens closes ride after fatal accident in Australia

News outlets report Busch Gardens officials say the Congo River Rapids ride was shut down Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution" while they work to understand what happened in Australia. She adds that all ride attractions are inspected daily to ensure they're operating properly, and meet all required safety guidelines. Park staffers tried to help the victims, but their injuries were too severe. Read More

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Kirk, Duckworth meet in first televised debate

IL senator Mark Kirk tried to mock the Asian heritage of congresswoman Tammy Duckworth , an Iraq war veteran, by suggesting that it somehow diminished her family's long military service to the US. She is an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during a mission and was awarded a Purple Heart. During the debate, the discussion turned to the military and Duckworth discussed her family's history of military service, which, understandably, is one of her most valuable ... Read More

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ISIS plotting new attacks against West from Syria, US military says

ISIS plotting new attacks against West from Syria, US military says

Carter told reporters at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Wednesday that getting troops in place for the siege of Raqqa would be undertaken within weeks but declined to offer more specifics, CNN reported. "I imagine we will see some of that as we get closer to Mosul", the official said, "ISIS comes down and comes down hard". Townsend said the assault force to take back Raqqa would be a "light footprint" comprised of local forces from Raqqa and the surrounding area. Read More

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Trump takes a swipe at Michelle Obama

Trump takes a swipe at Michelle Obama

A refusal by Trump to accept the election results would not only upend a basic tenet of American democracy, but also force Clinton to create a new playbook for handling the transfer of power. The race in the battleground state remains neck-and-neck, with Trump leading Clinton by less than a point, according to averages compiled by Real Clear Politics. Read More

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Chibok Girls: NUJ Commends FG On Release Of Girls

A Nigerian hostage negotiator who was not involved in Thursday's release told the Associated Press a "handsome ransom" in millions of dollars was paid by Switzerland's government on behalf of Nigerian authorities. From Kumshe the Chibok girls were flown by helicopter to Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state, said another local source. Yemi Osinbajo , as President Muhammadu Buhari is now out of the country on a trip to Germany. Read More

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Pakistan High Commission Staffer Detained for Espionage

Pakistan High Commission Staffer Detained for Espionage

India will expel a Pakistani visa official for "espionage activities", the foreign ministry said on Thursday (Oct 27), with tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours already running high. The officer said the honey trap angle was also being explored. However, he was left after prolonged questioning by the police. In mid-September, militants struck an Indian army camp in the Kashmiri town of Uri, killing 19 soldiers in an attack New Delhi blamed on cross-border terrorists infiltrating ... Read More

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Trump Launches Nightly News Show on Facebook

On Monday's episode, the hosts reiterated that this was not Trump TV, but " Live from Trump Tower", and " an effort by us to reach out to you ", as they put it. Trump News Network launched last night with the prime-time coming from his rally in Tampa. For months, Trump has been rumored to be considering the launch of a television network if defeated, a prospect that has become increasingly likely in recent weeks as his polling numbers have deteriorated. Read More

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Sea journey increasingly deadly for migrants

Sea journey increasingly deadly for migrants

The number of people who have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has nearly matched last year's death toll, aid agencies said on Tuesday. The reason could be the smugglers intention to lower the risks of being caught, but in doing so they also complicate the work of rescue teams, it added. Read More

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UPSET: Penn State topples No

UPSET: Penn State topples No

Unless Michigan loses before it plays Ohio State, and Penn State wins out, the Buckeyes will reach the Big Ten Championship Game by winning the remainder of their games. Saquon Barkley was held to 99 yards on 12 carries after running wide against the Buckeyes previous year in Columbus. Karan Higdon gained 106 yards on eight carries, including a 45-yard touchdown, while De'Veon Smith rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown for MI (7-0, 4-0). Read More

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Turkey 'displeased' with US support for Kurds

Turkey 'displeased' with US support for Kurds

The Turkish military said the attacks were retaliatory after five shells fired from the YPG-controlled Afrin region hit Turkey's Hatay province, striking empty land. The message: "The battle for returning Aleppo to the nation's fold is in its last phases". That relationship, between Ankara and the KRG, has proven another pressure point complicating anti-ISIS efforts in recent times, with Iraq - another vital ally in the fight - objecting to the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq. Read More

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Mike Pence: Trump and I reserve right to challenge "questionable" election results

And she spoke repeatedly on the campaign trail about how she wanted to maintain some kind of normalcy for their family, even as her husband was in the midst of a meteoric political rise. "The politicians", he said, "they've had me to their homes..." But if Trump's lawyers were unable to muster specific facts to support that premise, he said, a judge would dismiss the lawsuit. Read More

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Suspected militants gun down Egyptian army officer

Suspected militants gun down Egyptian army officer

Ragaei had worked in North Sinai for a long period and had a major role in the army operations there to destroy tunnels that leads to Gaza strip. They opened fire as he walked toward his auto, killing him instantly. Since the 2011 revolution that topped ex-president Hosni Mubarak, the countrys restive North Sinai, which is the base of a number of extremist outlaw groups, became the main stage of many violent attacks by gunmen. Read More

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Why are Russian warships in British waters?

Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to "man-mark" the Kuznetsov fleet. If the Russian warships stick to normal navigation rules for passing through the Dover Strait - which is likely since it is the world's busiest seaway - they will use the shipping lane for south-west bound vessels, which is in United Kingdom territorial waters. Read More

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Move along Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

Move along Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

The data found that the public was most likely to come across clowns at 11 pm (ET), perhaps explaining an absence of credible footage and imagery (it's harder to capture good footage at night on mobile). A spokesman told: "The force received 79 reports of clown incidents, between October 9 and October 17". The poll , conducted October 15 to 17, comes amid the great clown scare of 2016: Since August, more than 100 "suspicious" clown sightings have been reported across the U.S., ... Read More

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South Africa Announces Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

Nine out of 10 of the ICC's current investigations are in Africa - leading to allegations of bias against African countries. All five of the Court's substantive verdicts have been against African suspects. But the justice minister said the result of that would be "regime change" and the statute was incompatible with South African legislation that gave heads of state diplomatic immunity. Read More

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Banks replace debit cards, ask customers to change PINs after security breach

Banks replace debit cards, ask customers to change PINs after security breach

However, Amit Jaju, executive director, fraud investigation and dispute services, EY argues, "There is nothing much a customer can do if the breach has happened at the bank level". SBI has asked customers to change their PIN numbers as well. "So, we blocked all the suspicious cards", he said.Playing safeMr. "There is no evidence of a breach or compromise on YES BANK ATMs", the bank has said. Read More

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Wright family request privacy following not guilty verdict

Wright family request privacy following not guilty verdict

Tostee is not alleged to have pushed or thrown Ms Wright from his 14th floor balcony but intimidated her so greatly, she felt climbing over the railing was the only way to escape from him. The key piece of evidence in the trial was a 199-minute mobile recording made by Mr Tostee that captured the pair's increasingly fractious interaction, including the moment Wright fell to her death. Read More

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In last debate, Clinton and Trump battle over Russia's Putin

In last debate, Clinton and Trump battle over Russia's Putin was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on October 20, 2016 and was last updated on October 20, 2016. She noted that numerous intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of stealing emails and posting them on Wikileaks, in what she called an unprecedented effort by Putin to influence a USA election. Read More

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