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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. BushPresident Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. BushPresident Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.


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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. BushPresident Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.


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Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines FlightActivist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.


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How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so longOnly a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.


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Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into HidingWhere is Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino security guard shot earlier this month during a confrontation with the Las Vegas gunman?


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Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensionerHuman remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.


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Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot pythonShocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 


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ISIS Heads Killed, Philippines Vows Rest 'Will Crumble'

ISIS Heads Killed, Philippines Vows Rest 'Will Crumble'The head of the Philippine military said only about 30 militants remained in the formerly ISIS-held city and that victory would come "in a matter of days."


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Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.


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Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online poll

Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online pollDonald Trump’s former communications chief is at the centre of fresh controversy after his new media project tweeted an online poll asking people to select how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Since being abruptly forced from the White House after just 11 days by Mr Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly, Anthony Scaramucci has been getting ready to launch a new media venture, titled the Scaramucci Post. Mr Scaramucci, who was forced out from his White House job in July, told a New York radio station his news outlet “would be about what is right and wrong in the society right now, as opposed to what is left and right”.


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'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'

'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'According to a lengthy "New Yorker" magazine profile of Mike Pence, the president has been known to mock the vice president’s evangelical values behind closed doors.


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Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever ReturnDeborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.


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Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting deathWAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.


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How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey Weinstein

How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey WeinsteinNEW YORK ― There’s a reason women keep quiet about men like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump for decades before numerous sexual assault accusations suddenly spill out at once.


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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodiesBy Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.


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Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To You

Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To YouA New York dad’s Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.


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Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqa

Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold RaqaUS-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed in the face of offensives in Syria and Iraq. Inside Raqa, overjoyed fighters from the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces celebrated and raised their yellow flag in the city's Al-Naim traffic circle, which became known as "Hell Roundabout" after jihadists used it for gruesome public executions.


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Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream ShopA family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.


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The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules

The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New RulesEnvironmentalists had used the practice to speed up the regulatory process


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Bowe Bergdahl Responds to Those Who Called Him a Traitor

Bowe Bergdahl Responds to Those Who Called Him a TraitorIn his first television interview, the soldier who pleaded guilty to desertion charges after spending five years in Taliban captivity says a fair trial would have been impossible given campaign trail comments made by Donald Trump.


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Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)


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Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused KillerA man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.


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Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandalIt’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.


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Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second timeDENVER (AP) — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.


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Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving DinnerWhether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.


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Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy

Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammyAirbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.


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Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All GaysPresident Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.


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Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists

Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From TerroristsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.


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Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets

Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets“You good, bro?”  Twitter users are expressing concern for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)


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Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passesThe Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.   The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE  That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said.  Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday.  “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.


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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill selfLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn't push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health counseling, authorities said Tuesday.


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Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a carSometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.  Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you


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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA EmailsThe Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


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The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until MondayNAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


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Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western WallIsraeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.


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Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely SeenA new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday.


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Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday Season

Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday SeasonGiven that it's only October, you're probably thinking more about Halloween than holiday shopping. Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon have released their predictions for the hottest holiday toys. Hatchimals Surprise Twin-Puppadee ($69.99) is an egg in which a pair of twin creatures are hiding and waiting for some loving attention.


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Virginia's Governor Race Is Shaping Up To Be A Close One

Virginia's Governor Race Is Shaping Up To Be A Close OneVirginians will head to the polls to choose a new governor in less than a month, and as three new surveys show, the race is shaping up to be a close one.


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Philippines hunts Malaysian professor set to be regional Isil leader after commanders killed in Marawi

Philippines hunts Malaysian professor set to be regional Isil leader after commanders killed in MarawiThe Philippine army on Tuesday said it was hunting down a Malaysian professor primed to be next Isil leader in Southeast Asia after the terrorist movement’s two most senior regional commanders were killed in battle. Isil’s Southeast Asia emir, Isnilon Hapilon, and Omarkhayam Maute, leader of the Isil-affiliated Maute group were shot on Monday morning in a surgical operation carried out by Philippine special forces in the besieged southern city of Marawi. The army is in the final stages of liberating the Muslim city in the province of Mindanao after it was invaded by Isil-linked terrorists on May 23, causing 360,000 to flee. President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. In a rousing address to soldiers, Duterte said he would never again allow militants to stockpile so many weapons, but Marawi was now free and it was time to heal wounds and rebuild. "I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from terrorist influence, that marks the beginning of rehabilitation," Duterte, wearing a camouflage cap and dark sunglasses, said during his unannounced visit. But the morale boost of gunning down the terrorist leaders was short-lived after it emerged that Mahmud Ahmad, 39, the group’s Malaysian financier and chief recruiter, could take over the reins. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte raises a clenched fist, as he shouts declaring Marawi "liberated" during a ceremony inside the battle area of Bangolo district in Marawi on October 17, 2017 Credit: AFP Ahmad, who holds a doctorate in religious studies and worked as a university lecturer in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, was named as Hapilon’s second-in-command in a July report by the Indonesia-based Institute of Policy Analysis and Conflict [IPAC]. Sitting in the inner circle of the Marawi command centre, he was the contact for foreigners wanting to join the fight in the Philippines or Isil in the Middle East, said the report. “It wasn’t just Indonesians and Malaysians contacting Dr Mahmud…he was also the contact for Bangladeshis in Malaysia who wanted to join the fighting in Mindanao,” IPAC’s director Sidney Jones told Reuters. Rohan Gunaratna, an analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, described Mahmud as “the most important ISIS leader in Southeast Asia.” Mahmud grew up in a crowded Kuala Lumpur suburb, before studying at Pakistan’s Islamabad Islamic University in the late 1990s and training at an Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. In 2000, he returned home and to lecture at the University of Malaysia, while also writing a book on jihad under his nom de guerre, Abu Handzalah. He was put on Malaysia’s most-wanted list in April 2014 after joining Hapilon’s Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, which is notorious for violent kidnappings and beheadings. Government troops pass destroyed buldings and houses in Datu Sa Dansalan in Marawi city, southern Philippines Credit:  REUTERS His current location is unknown. General Eduardo Ano, head of the Philippines Armed Forces, said on Tuesday that he was “still in the main battle area with some Indonesians and Malaysians.” However, Malaysia’s police counter-terrorism chief, Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, claimed in July that Mahmud had “managed to sneak out of from Marawi City to another safe place with his followers.” The army’s pledge to target all remaining terrorists has not reassured Marawi locals, many of whom have lost their homes. “We’re afraid that they [terrorists] are planning another revenge attack after the killing of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. Maybe it will spread to Basilan, Hapilon’s home turf, or to another city near Marawi,” city government employee, Alihussein Datuharon, told the Telegraph.


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Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: CopsInstead of helping, the female customer, known as a regular of the 7-Eleven, reached into his pocket and took his credit card, local authorities said.


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Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riotDOVER, Del. (AP) — Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup.


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Ga. Mom Allegedly Murders Young Sons and Then Video-Calls Their Father to Show Him the Scene

Ga. Mom Allegedly Murders Young Sons and Then Video-Calls Their Father to Show Him the SceneAn Atlanta mom is accused of murdering two of her young sons and then placing a video call to the children’s father to show him the scene, according to multiple local news reports


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In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding StarsScientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.


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Israel says no talks with Palestinian govt that includes armed Hamas

Israel says no talks with Palestinian govt that includes armed HamasIsrael's government decided Tuesday not to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas if the Islamist movement does not disarm, recognise the country and give up violence. The decision by the security cabinet, announced in a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, comes after rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas signed a landmark unity deal last week aimed at ending their decade-long split. "The government of Israel will not carry out political negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terror organisation which calls for the destruction of Israel, until it fulfils the following conditions," the statement said.


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Ariel Winter stuns on the cover of LaPalme Magazine's Fall 2017 issue: Exclusive

Ariel Winter stuns on the cover of LaPalme Magazine's Fall 2017 issue: ExclusiveAriel Winter is opening up about her contentious relationship with her mother.


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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda execMazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.


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McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.


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Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Ukraine

Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in UkraineKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand government protesters rallied outside Ukraine's parliament Tuesday and some urged President Petro Poroshenko to step down.


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Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say

Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police sayCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say.


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Alyssa Milano's #MeToo Campaign Prompts Thousands to Share Sexual Harassment and Assault Stories

Alyssa Milano's #MeToo Campaign Prompts Thousands to Share Sexual Harassment and Assault StoriesThe initiative has brought responses from such famous faces as Lady Gaga, Debra Messing and Rosario Dawson.


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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. BushPresident Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.


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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:57:42 +0000

The US/Japan Mech Battle Finally Happened — Watch It Here
​More than 2 years ago, Megabots captured the internet's attention when they introduced their giant fighting robot and challenged Kuratas, a giant fighting robot from Japan, to a duel. It finally happened.

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U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan.

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last updated: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:51:10 -0400

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A Utah High School Is Investigating A Video Showing Smiling Teen Girls Yelling A Racial Slur


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Hillary Clinton Says Threats of War With North Korea Are ‘Dangerous and Short-Sighted’
She was speaking at a forum in the South Korean capital Seoul

(SEOUL) – Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that “cavalier” threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are “dangerous and short-sighted”, urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

Clinton also called on China to take a “more outfront role” in enforcing sanctions against North Korea aimed at curbing its missile and nuclear development.

“There is no need for us to be bellicose and aggressive (over North Korea),” said Clinton at a forum in the South Korean capital Seoul, stressing the need for greater pressure on North Korea and diplomacy to bring Pyongyang to talks.

Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington have soared following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“Picking fights with Kim Jong Un puts a smile on his face,” Clinton said, without mentioning Trump by name.

Clinton also indirectly referred to Trump’s comments towards North Korea on social media, saying “the insults on Twitter have benefited North Korea, I don’t think they’ve benefited the United States”.

The war of words has seen Trump call the North Korean leader “little rocket man” on a suicide mission, and vowed to destroy North Korea if it threatens the United States or its allies. North Korea has in turn called Trump “mentally deranged” and a “mad dog”.

Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.

On Tuesday, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said the United States didn’t rule out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea.

North Korea’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong told a U.N. General Assembly committee on Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula was now touch-and-go point “and a nuclear war may break out any moment”.

CHINA PRESSURE

Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state, said Washington’s allies have increasingly been expressing concerns over the reliability of the United States, advising Washington to avoid becoming distracted with North Korean threats and be “as forcefully patient” as possible.

Regarding China’s role in reining in North Korea, Clinton said Beijing would be better off trying to “tighten and absolutely enforce sanctions” against North Korea.

North Korea’s relationship with its main ally and trading partner China have been strained by the rapid pursuit of its weapons programmes, with many of Pyongyang’s recent tests coinciding with major Chinese events.

There had been fears that North Korea would conduct another test to coincide with the start of China’s five-yearly party congress on Wednesday. Instead, Pyongyang sent Beijing a congratulatory message.

The central committee of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea said China had made “great progress in accomplishing the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics” under the guidance of the Communist Party of China.

“We are greatly pleased over this,” the party central committee said in the message carried by the official KCNA news agency, adding that it “sincerely wished” the China congress “satisfactory success.”

CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS

Clinton said China’s retaliatory actions against South Korean companies doing business in China following the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea would be unnecessary had Beijing done a better job containing and deterring North Korea.

China has been curbing South Korean businesses there since Seoul decided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, saying its powerful radar could be used to pierce its territory. South Korea and the United States have repeatedly told China that THAAD aims only to defend against North Korea’s missile threats.

“The Chinese can’t have it both ways. They can’t do less than they could to tighten economic pressures on North Korea and same time discount the real threat South Korea and its citizens face,” she said.

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