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Syria's Assad - Taking Aleppo will push 'terrorists' back to Turkey: newspaper
- October 16, 2016

The UK is considering military options in the Syrian conflict, but any action would need to be part of a coalition involving the United States, Britain's foreign minister said on Thursday. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are expected to hold new ceasefire talks in Lausanne on Saturday along with counterparts from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - all backers of Syrian opposition forces. (more...)
Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed
- October 16, 2016

Akhonzada and Akhon also said 45 civilians had also been killed, and more than 100 members of the security forces had been wounded. Sayed Abdul Baqi Hashemi, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Taliban militants launched attacks on Afghan forces' security posts late on Monday night. (more...)
Gov. Scott Walker: Mike Pence didn't 'take the bait' during VP debate Gov. Scott Walker: Mike Pence didn't 'take the bait' during VP debate
- October 16, 2016

Pence acted as the longtime conservative orthodoxy practitioner that he is and Trump is not. Perhaps former President Bill Clinton most concisely summed up Democrats' takeaway when he said underwhelming that his wife's running mate "did just fine". (more...)
Saudi Arabia says it shoots down Yemen ballistic missile
- October 16, 2016

Two missiles fired failed to hit the US Navy ship after being launched on Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told Reuters news agency. The US has participated in the Saudi war against Yemen, with ongoing refueling operations for Saudi bombers and intermittent participation in the naval blockade. (more...)
Tulip Siddiq appointed to Corbyn's shadow cabinet
- October 16, 2016

Mr McGinn stepped down as did fellow whip Holly Lynch over the removal of Ms Winterton, which provoked an angry backlash. A Labour source insisted the gathering had been far less fractious than many the leader had faced during the previous year. (more...)
Wildlife groups warns of risks after gorilla's brief escape
- October 16, 2016

Police say the gorilla escaped at around 5.10pm Thursday local time, and they confirmed his capture at 6.48pm. It's still unclear which animal escaped, though the London Zoo's website features information on six gorillas. The silverback male called Kumbuka escaped from his enclosure in Gorilla Kingdom at 5.15pm. Others include Zaire, who came to London Zoo in 1984 after being born in Jersey Zoo, Mjukuu and her daughter Alika, "teenager" Effie, and Gernot, the latest addition who ... (more...)
Wells Fargo's Stumpf falls on sword with new boss under fire
- October 16, 2016

The executive pay tracker Equilar estimates Stumpf will have $ 134 million upon his sudden exit from the embattled bank. Stump's departure from the United States commercial and retail banking giant capped mounting public outrage after the bank admitted last month that employees had opened millions of deposit and credit card accounts in customers' names without their knowledge in order to meet sales quotas. (more...)
3 share Nobel Prize in chemistry for tiniest machines
- October 16, 2016

It all started in 1983 when Sauvage, now a professor emeritus at the University of Strasbourg in France, created a molecular chain-or a catenane-by linking two rings using a copper ion. By building machines and materials with atomic precision, researchers believe they'll create faster computers, lighter spacecraft, and airplane wings so efficient they'll adjust to airflow like a flexible skin. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Robbery Costume Is Pulled From Site After Backlash
- October 16, 2016

Even though the company has not directly named Kim on its website, She's described as the 'America's goddess of all things glamorous '. Costumeish said in a tweet Tuesday that the costume has been pulled. "People actually make me sick. It's one day out of the year", he added. It'll make people either cringe or laugh. "Maybe you should just shut your life out and not go outside". (more...)
More women come forward with Trump groping allegations
- October 16, 2016

The nation's top elected Republican did not, however, say the words "Donald Trump". Trump's attorney said failure to retract the piece and remove it from the newspaper's website would leave him "no option but to pursue all available actions and remedies". (more...)
Diane James quits as UKIP leader after just 18 days in role
- October 16, 2016

Nigel Farage says he is technically still the interim leader of the UK Independence Party but does not plan to pursue that role on a permanent basis following the surprise resignation of Diane James. Asked if he'd take $20m, he replied: "No I'm not coming back, I'm retired". But, a party insider said she had been "deeply unhappy" for personal reasons and made a decision to throw in the towel. (more...)
Oklahoma's Perine OK, K-State QB roughed up
- October 16, 2016

Kansas State (3-3, 1-2) had its own injury issues as starting quarterback Jesse Ertz left for good just after halftime with an apparent problem with his right throwing shoulder. Samaje Perine started the scoring by catching a short pass from Baker Mayfield and zooming up field for 25 yards. Kansas State's offense is rarely a thing of beauty. (more...)
Crude prices fall on Russia's mixed response to OPEC deal
- October 16, 2016

The forum is taking place after late September's OPEC deal to set the cartel's output ceiling at 32.5-33 million barrels a day. Fedun, who is also Lukoil's second-largest shareholder, welcomed limits as a mechanism to support prices and investment, saying companies need about $80/bbl to go ahead with long-term plans. (more...)
Boost for Jeremy Corbyn as top Labour Lords end Shadow Cabinet boycott
- October 16, 2016

The latest polling evidence compounds Labour's misery, with the party still deeply divided despite Jeremy Corbyn's pledge to unite MPs following his re-election as leader. Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch resigned as Labour whips in protest over the axing of Winterton. When Corbyn praised Winterton for her work in the role over the past six years, he was heckled by MPs who questioned why he had fired Winterton if he really thought so much of her. (more...)
Explosion kills six in Yemeni city of Marib
- October 16, 2016

While calling for an impartial probe into the funeral strike and other similar incidents, the New York-based organization expressed a strong doubt that the Saudis and their Western allies in the region would conduct an honest investigation into the tragedy. (more...)
Trudeau says government monitoring housing market closely Trudeau says government monitoring housing market closely
- October 16, 2016

Not every Canadian province taxes Carbon dioxide emissions.On Oct. 3, Canada's federal government vowed to bring in a minimum price on carbon emissions by 2018, prompting the energy-producing province of Alberta to demand approval of a key oil pipeline in return. (more...)
Ghani for Pakistan-Afghanistan collaboration on development projects
- October 16, 2016

The agreement is the most specific effort yet by Europe to divert or reverse a wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn countries, including Afghanistan and Syria. "The Taliban and their allies can not wait us out". "It is a conflict they can not and will not be won on the battlefield". The United States has been promoting reconciliation as part of its strategy to remove American troops from Afghanistan. (more...)
Kathrada, struggle big guns, to accompany Gordhan to court
- October 16, 2016

Zuma has publicly said he backs Gordhan, who has also been targeted by investigators over a so-called "rogue unit" set up to probe top politicians when he headed the tax service. Analysts said the Gordhan summons increased the political risk of doing business in the country. "We must now trust the courts to determine whether there is any merit to these charge", said shadow Finance Minister Maynier. (more...)
Music icon Bob Dylan wins Nobel for literature
- October 16, 2016

Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, . 'He is probably the greatest living poet , ' Swedish Academy member Per Wastberg said. Sara Danius, permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, said in a video interview posted on the Academy's website, that Dylan is "a great poet". (more...)
'Killer clown' spotted as prank craze moves into mid Wales
- October 16, 2016

Superintendent Lynne Cross, of Norfolk Police, said such incidents "may seem harmless, but it is quite frightening to those who experience it". He said: "Since last week we have received reports from scared and anxious members of the public". (more...)