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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by tight two-point margin Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by tight two-point margin
- October 30, 2016

She also lauded Obama's work for children and military families and in what was perhaps a nod to African-Americans she hopes will vote for her in the state, said Obama had faced challenges she had not as a presidential spouse. The poll shows much of the difference was made by Trump who picked up seven points from poll to poll. Lori Ward, 42, a Toledo resident, attended the rally - her first - with her two of her daughters and a 5-month-old grandson. (more...)
Islamic State Using Tens of Thousands as Human Shields in Mosul
- October 30, 2016

Iraqi, Kurdish and allied forces, backed by USA air power, have advanced in their push to retake Mosul, IS's de facto capital in Iraq. In past battles against the Islamic State, the Iraqi militias have been accused of kidnappings and executions. (more...)
Iran FM to meet Russian, Syrian counterparts on Friday
- October 30, 2016

Fighting for Aleppo appeared to have calmed by the afternoon after rebels attacked the city's government-controlled western side with three vehicle bombs and at least 150 rockets in the morning. Ammar Sakkar, military spokesperson for Fastaqim Union rebel group in Aleppo , said hundreds of fighters were taking part in the offensive. The Fatah al-Sham Front official said the French citizen drove a tank rigged with explosives and parked it near government positions then detonated it from a ... (more...)
Palestinians, Jordanians warn against opposition to UNESCO vote
- October 30, 2016

Convening at its annual meeting in Paris, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee adopted Draft Resolution 40COM 7A.13, entitled "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls", by a large majority, with 10 countries voting in favor, eight abstaining and two opposing the text. (more...)
Lawyer says conspiracy charge can baffle jury Lawyer says conspiracy charge can baffle jury
- October 30, 2016

On Thursday, seven people involved in the six-week-long armed standoff with law enforcement at a wildlife refuge in OR earlier this year were acquitted by a jury of charges of conspiracy to impede federal workers. Curt Nickens left the jury Wednesday, the day before the panel and an alternate found the defendants not guilty of charges stemming from the 41-day standoff this winter. (more...)
Yemen conflict: Dozens killed as air strikes hit prison in Hodeida
- October 30, 2016

The air strikes hit the al-Zaydiya security headquarters in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who hold much of the north of Yemen including the capital Sanaa , since March 2015 to try to restore Hadi to power. (more...)
Nine dead, 21 injured in Maiduguri Explosions
- October 30, 2016

Read the original story here. Twin explosions caused by female suicide bombers have killed nine people and injured 24 in the city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and witnesses said. gas station. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has led a successful offensive against the insurgents since coming into office previous year, but Boko Haram is still capable of carrying out deadly attacks. (more...)
Michelle Obama Joins Hillary Clinton at Rally in Winston-Salem Michelle Obama Joins Hillary Clinton at Rally in Winston-Salem
- October 30, 2016

President Barack Obama has less than three months left in the White House, and some Democrats aren't ready to say good bye - to Michelle Obama. There's no evidence that Clinton illegally used her influence as Secretary of State for her financial gain. (more...)
At least 9 people killed in Nigeria blasts, Boko Haram suspected
- October 30, 2016

The first explosion came when two of the bombers, thought to be with Boko Haram, tried to enter a camp holding more than 16,000 refugees from the terror group's Islamist uprising. No one immediately claimed responsibility but the bombings were similar to previous ones carried out by Boko Haram. Boko Haram has stepped up attacks after a months-long lull caused by a leadership struggle in the organisation affiliated with so-called Islamic State. (more...)
Turkish-backed rebels capture symbolic IS town of Dabiq Turkish-backed rebels capture symbolic IS town of Dabiq
- October 30, 2016

Saif Abu Bakr, another rebel commander, said 2,000 of his men pushed into the town with the help of tank and artillery support from the Turkish Army. The terrorist group would later name its English-language magazine after the town and referenced its importance in propaganda videos. (more...)
Pakistan says it will expel Indian diplomat
- October 30, 2016

The documents included information on the deployment of India's border security forces, Yadav told a news conference. "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29". (more...)
Deadlines for requesting Maryland absentee ballots nearing Deadlines for requesting Maryland absentee ballots nearing
- October 30, 2016

An El Paso Times analysis of the first day of early voting in El Paso County indicates that the Trump-Clinton race is driving new or infrequent voters to the polls. Harris County , Texas' largest, saw 129,014 cast ballots by mail or in person. Early votes cast are up about 4.5 percent over those cast at this point in 2012 presidential election. (more...)
Mosul Iraq battle: Shia militias aim to take Tal Afar
- October 30, 2016

Duhok - Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) is conducting "scorched earth" policy in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, officials said on Friday. Members of the Iraqi forces raise their country's national flag in the village of Ayn Nasir, south of Mosul, on October 29, 2016, after recapturing it from Islamic State group jihadists in an ongoing operation to retake the city of Mosul. (more...)
Donald Trump Campaigns in Ohio Donald Trump Campaigns in Ohio
- October 30, 2016

The poll also shows incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio with a lead over Democrat Patrick Murphy: 49 to 43 percent. Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump is down to a measly two points, according to one poll. "Who is more low energy, Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton? ". While campaigning in Springfield, he criticized Clinton for being too tough on Vladimir Putin, another surprisingly favorable comment from Trump about the Russian leader. (more...)
Terrorists Mutilate soldier body near LoC in J&K
- October 30, 2016

A BSF jawan was injured in fresh shelling by Pakistan troops in Keran sector, a senior official of the force said this evening. "The incident will be responded to appropriately", an army spokesperson in Srinagar said. "As far the number of casualities on other side is concerned, which our men have seen through our eyes and instruments, 15 Pakistani soldiers have been killed after the sniping incident of Constable Gurnam Singh (on October 21)", he said. (more...)
Seoul to reopen Japanese military talks
- October 30, 2016

Blinken also reassured Seoul and Tokyo the USA policy of extended deterrence based on nuclear and conventional defense capability would defend allies, according to the press report. North Korea has been testing different types of missiles at an unprecedented rate this year, and the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile is especially worrying for its neighbors South Korea and Japan , as well as the United States . (more...)
ISIS using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul
- October 30, 2016

They were mobilized again and endorsed by the state when ISIS, a Sunni extremist group, swept through northern and central Iraq in 2014, capturing Mosul and other towns and cities. That number is expected to sharply rise as the battle continues. The abductees came from four different areas on the outskirts of Mosul , where more than a million civilians reside in an area that has been subjected to a large military offensive by Iraqi forces for the last 12 days. (more...)
First of new wave of child refugees in Calais travel to UK First of new wave of child refugees in Calais travel to UK
- October 30, 2016

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the children could be transferred from France shortly if Paris provided all necessary information about them. EU law says refugees must make their claim for asylum in the first European state they reach, but children can transfer their application to another country if they have family there. (more...)
Shutdown of 'Jungle' migrant camp underway in France, thousands remain inside
- October 30, 2016

Earlier this month, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commended France's decision to dismantle the camp in Calais, citing "appalling" living conditions, although stressing the importance of taking into account the welfare of the camp's hundreds of unaccompanied children. (more...)
Donald Trump catching up with Hillary Clinton in poll
- October 30, 2016

The poll shows Clinton and Trump tied with 44 percent of likely voters polled supporting each candidate. Hillary Clinton on Friday slammed Donald Trump's reported strategy of discouraging Democratic turnout in the last weeks of the election as the "last refuge of a bankrupt candidate". (more...)