No role for Bashar Assad in Syria, his reign coming to end: Rex Tillerson

No role for Bashar Assad in Syria, his reign coming to end: Rex Tillerson

The U.N.'s top envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said that new talks between Syria's government and opposition will start Novemeber 28 and also urged those with influence to press both sides to be ready "to negotiate substance.''

US set to release JKF assassination files, President Trump tweets 'so interesting'
US set to release JKF assassination files, President Trump tweets 'so interesting'

In 1992, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which directed the National Archives to collect all information related to the assassination and release it within 25 years.

Iraqi leader Haidar al-Abadi visits Iran as Tehran seeks to drive wedge with Washington
Iraqi leader Haidar al-Abadi visits Iran as Tehran seeks to drive wedge with Washington

The Kurdish regional government proposed on Wednesday an immediate ceasefire, a suspension of the result of last month's Kurdish independence vote and "starting an open dialogue with the federal government based on the Iraqi Constitution".

At least 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria
At least 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

The hurricane hit the island September 20, but Puerto Rican arrivals in Florida are being recorded from October 3.

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October 26, 2017 11:18 pm

Members of al Shabaab have in the past handed out harsh punishments for religious infractions including hacking off of limbs for alleged thieves and public executions.

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October 26, 2017 11:08 pm

Despite polls showing it would win a comfortable majority due to widespread public anger over Venezuela's brutal economic crisis, the opposition only took five states compared to 18 for Maduro's Socialist Party candidates.

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October 26, 2017 10:16 pm

The much-anticipated first two days debate, of eight scheduled at the current legislative stage, were announced in parliament by Andrea Leadsom, leader of the lower house. The bill passed its first stage in September.

October 26, 2017 10:02 pm

In 1992, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which directed the National Archives to collect all information related to the assassination and release it within 25 years, barring exceptions designated by the president. The deadline is Thursday.

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October 26, 2017 9:30 pm

A team of Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed them from Prithvi Chowk in Pokhara city, a tourist hub in western Nepal, along with 500 morphine, 500 ampoules of diazepam and 500 phenergan, said police inspector Rabindra Gurung.

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October 26, 2017 9:22 pm

Tillerson, who held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad this week, was asked by reporters in Geneva about blunting Iran's influence. "What we are saying to the Iraqis is you must develop the capacity to stand on your own,"he said.

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October 26, 2017 9:11 pm

The U.N.'s top envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said that new talks between Syria's government and opposition will start Novemeber 28 and also urged those with influence to press both sides to be ready "to negotiate substance.''

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October 26, 2017 7:48 pm

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has pledged that anyone sheltering in Bangladesh who can prove they were Myanmar residents can return, but it remains unclear whether those refugees would be allowed to return to their homes.

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October 26, 2017 6:40 pm

The military on Monday declared victory over the Maute group, which seized control in Marawi City on May 23, after killing the last 40 remaining militants, including a few foreign fighters.

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October 26, 2017 6:31 pm

"This is the first sign of a thaw, as Turkey has fulfilled all its commitments (in the case of Steudtner)," Gabriel told.

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October 26, 2017 6:13 pm

The "T2" pumping station is "considered a launch pad for the army and its allies to advance towards the town of Albu Kamal ... which is considered the last remaining stronghold of the Daesh organisation in Syria", the report said.

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October 26, 2017 6:12 pm

Xi, who is also head of the military and the ruling Communist Party, has made military modernisation a key policy platform, with advanced new equipment like stealth jets and aircraft carriers either already in service or development.

October 26, 2017 5:34 pm

The bill has already been approved by the lower house thanks to a battery of confidence motions that swept aside all opposition and now only needs a green light from the head of state to become law. This is expected in the coming days.

October 26, 2017 5:30 pm

The hurricane hit the island September 20, but Puerto Rican arrivals in Florida are being recorded from October 3.

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October 26, 2017 5:28 pm

"The security of Russia's Internet must be heightened, we must fight against those using the information space to spread extremist ideas," Putin told a meeting of Russia's Security Council.

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October 26, 2017 5:25 pm

The accident occurred at an unguarded railway crossing near city of Raasepori, 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of the capital Helsinki, when two military vehicles were crossing the tracks on their way to a training site.

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October 26, 2017 5:23 pm

Shinzo Abe will give the instruction on November 1, when he is expected to be re-elected as premier in parliament following his solid victory in Sunday's lower house election, government sources said.

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October 26, 2017 5:09 pm

After losing their majority in a disastrous snap election on June 8, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives secured support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in return for a pledge to spend an extra 1 billion pounds in Northern Ireland.

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October 26, 2017 4:50 pm

Barcelona-based La Vanguardia said Puigdemont had taken the decision in a bid to convince the government of PM Mariano Rajoy not to enforce direct rule in the region. Puigdemont will deliver an address at 1.30 p.m (1130 GMT), his office said.

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October 26, 2017 4:47 pm

Venezuela’s democratic opposition was awarded the European Union’s human rights award on Thursday and the European Parliament called for a peaceful transition to democracy in the troubled country. The prize, named after Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, was awarded to the country’s national assembly and all political prisoners, parliament said. Oil-rich Venezuela is suffering […]

October 26, 2017 4:24 pm

The Kurdish regional government proposed on Wednesday an immediate ceasefire, a suspension of the result of last month's Kurdish independence vote and "starting an open dialogue with the federal government based on the Iraqi Constitution".

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October 26, 2017 4:22 pm

Both countries have worked hard to improve interaction between their militaries to avoid any miscalculations in areas like the South China Sea where both regularly fly military aircraft and sail warships.

October 26, 2017 4:05 pm

China's economy grew 6.7 percent last year, the slowest in 26 years, and the government has targeted expansion of around 6.5 percent this year.

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October 26, 2017 4:01 pm

"Unity was the most important factor in your gains against terrorists and their supporters ... Don't Trust America ... It will harm you in the future," Khamenei told a visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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October 26, 2017 3:56 pm

Rutte's third cabinet since coming to power in 2010 will find support from the strongest Dutch economic growth in a decade, at over 3 percent, but only has a one-seat majority in both houses of parliament.

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October 26, 2017 3:48 pm

More than 40 CCTV video clips of men's movements at airport were screened in the darkened courtroom. They showed Mr. Chang and Mr. Y heading to different bathrooms in airport before emerging in different clothes, shortly after attack on Kim Jong Nam.

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October 26, 2017 2:51 pm

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has appointed European Parliament member Zeljana Zovko as the Chief Observer.

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October 26, 2017 2:47 pm

When asked whether or not the plan would be made public following its approval by the JCC in November, the minister said: "Yes".

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October 26, 2017 2:32 pm

The felony complaint for Bruce Paddock's arrest alleges one count of possession of child or youth pornography and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

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October 26, 2017 2:30 pm

Saudi Arabia's reforms to develop and open up its capital markets are part of Vision 2030, an economic reform plan aimed at boosting growth in the private sector and at diversifying the country's economy beyond oil.

October 26, 2017 6:02 pm

A Jakarta police official, Nico Afinda, said the bodies were found piled at the rear of the building.

October 26, 2017 2:12 pm

The vote means that Michel Temer is safe from prosecution while he remains President. But he is still subject to investigation and possible trial by lower courts after his term ends in late 2018.

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October 26, 2017 2:12 pm

On September 28, 2017, a boat carrying 80 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh capsized just 1,000 feet (300 meters) from shore, taking the lives of at least 50 people, most of them children.

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October 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Thousands of books, articles, TV shows and films have explored the idea that Kennedy's assassination was the result of an elaborate conspiracy.

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October 26, 2017 1:25 pm

Iraqi forces have retaken more than 90 per cent of the territory, with the jihadists now confined to a small stretch of the valley near Syria.

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October 26, 2017 12:48 pm

The Swedish DC-6 aircraft crashed while Hammarskjold, the second head of the UN, was on his way to Ndola for negotiations to end the civil war that broke out in the newly independent Congo when the Western-backed Katanga province seceded.