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That contained the hard drive of Bin Laden when his death

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Dubai: The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the September 11 terror attacks. Written by an apparently senior operative, the 19-page memorandum to Bin Laden reports the offer of training in return for the operatives, who would be Saudi, striking American interests in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi makes strong pitch for investment in food processing

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As per the government, the list of Industry Captains participating in the event includes Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestle, Pieter Boone, Chief Operating Officer & CEO, Metro Cash and Carry, Brian J McNamara, CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Amanda Sourry, President, Food Unilever; Sharafuddin Sharaf, Al - Sharaf Group; Yusuff Ali, Managing Director, LuLu Group, Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group; Krish Iyer, CEO, Walmart India and Amit Agrawal, CEO, Amazon, India. Read More »

Final hearing on all Aadhaar cases by Nov end

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The apex court did not pass any interim order in the matter saying that final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of this month and the Centre has already extended the deadline till December 31. Read More »

4 neighborhoods still under IS control in Syria's Deir al-Zour city

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It's another key blow to the jihadists, who have lost most of the territory they seized in 2014. Deir al-Zour, the main city in the province of the same name, has been nearly entirely controlled by Islamic State since 2014. It was of strategic importance to IS because of its proximity to the border with Iraq. But while Damascus has backed the Russian plan, some opposition groups have rejected the idea, calling it an attempt to rehabilitate President Bashar al-Assad's government. Read More »

Gavin Williamson replaces Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary

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The sexual harassment scandal sweeping United Kingdom parliament brought fresh allegations against lawmakers on Thursday, after the appointment of a new defence minister following the resignation of Michael Fallon . The move raised questions about whether the whips' office had a role in preparing the dossier on ministers that is behind the scandal, and there were reports that Williamson advised May that Fallon may be facing further allegations. Read More »

Lamar Smith to retire from Congress

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Pat Tiberi, cite opportunities outside of Washington as their reason for retiring. He also encouraged Americans to get their news from President Trump and not the news media. Even so, Smith said there was still much left to do in the 14 months remaining in his current term, according to the Tribune. "The legacy of a couple of these guys.is going to be missed". Read More »

1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Chicago Starbucks

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A third male was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Fire officials said the boy was in serious-to-critical condition. An adult male was reported shot and drove himself to Weiss Hospital, his condition is also unknown. The 12-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. "We were a little afraid". No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigate. Read More »

Shooting in NYC; Man yells "Allahu Akbar"

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The suspect's name has been discovered to be Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov who was residing in Tampa, Florida since 2010. The unidentified man was allegedly waving an air pistol in the air, witnesses told the New York Daily News. The Islamic State group has been exhorting its followers to mow down people, and England, France and Germany have seen deadly vehicle attacks in the past year or so. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern reconfirms offer to take 150 refugees from Australian detention centres

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Some of the refugees on Manus have appealed directly to Ardern, saying they are begging her to help them. They are refusing to move because they say their safety at the East Lorengau Transit Centre is not guaranteed. Detainees spent Wednesday night digging for water, while others kept watch to protect the camp in case of attack. Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani, who is among those on Manus Island, says "the place is like a war zone". Read More »

Jawan lost his life during Pulwama encounter

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As the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened fire, and a gun battle ensued as the forces retaliated. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah condoled Bhat's death, calling him a "martyr". Two army men were also killed in the gunfight while two more militants are believed to have escaped from the cordon. The police official added that there were at least two to three terrorists still hiding in the village. Read More »

USA supersonic bombers conduct exercise in South Korea region

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Senior U.S. officials say China considers North Korea a strategic asset and is reluctant to cut off resources to Pyongyang for fear of triggering a refugee wave. "The South Korean government will continue to closely coordinate with the US side so as to have South-North Korean talks and U.S". McMaster said the president would not temper his rhetoric against North Korea while on tour. Read More »

Philippine police detain Indonesian militant in Marawi

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Two soldiers were wounded during the encounter, Brawner said. Hapilon and Omar Maute , top leaders of Maute group, were killed in a military assault last October 16, a day before the combat operations in Marawi ceased. Muhammad Ilham Syahputra, 22, underwent inquest proceedings before Assistant State Prosecutor Ethel Rea Suril at the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office for rebellion and violations of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulatory Act, Law on Explosives and International ... Read More »

Open Enrollment For Health Care Begins In Texas

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The state Insurance Department created a list of 10 things to know for open enrollment in 2018, which can be found here , along with a plan-comparison tool. Those who choose to go without health insurance may have to pay a penalty of $695 or more. Those who now have coverage need to be careful that they aren't automatically re-enrolled in last year's plan only to find they can no longer afford it, she said. Read More »

Air Force bombers fly near Korean Peninsula

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The KCNA said B-1B bombers, escorted by US and South Korean fighter jets, flew from the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, to conduct a "surprise" strike drill on Thursday. The bombers flew over Okinawa, Japan, and then the southern South Korean island of Jeju, before changing direction and heading toward the East Sea, it said. Read More »

Access Mars: Follow the Curiosity Rover's Tracks in Virtual Reality

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And images coming back from Mars are set to get a lot clearer with Nasa's announcement that its next Mars Rover - to be launched in 2020 - will boast 23 on-board cameras. Though the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity rovers have all had engineering cameras, they only captured 1-megapixel, black-and-white images. The Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity rovers were all designed with engineering cameras for planning drives (Navcams) and avoiding hazards (Hazcams). Read More »

Suu Kyi makes quick visit to crisis-hit Rakhine state

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Democratic and Republican US lawmakers, Senators Ben Cardin and John McCain, have introduced a bill to impose targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on Myanmar military officials. Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf River at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 2, 2017. Read More »

Virginia Democratic State Senator Labels Gillespie Supporters 'Evil'

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Now Gillespie has turned backlash over the Latino Victory Fund commercial into an entirely new attack ad, saying the spot was evidence that Northam "disdains" millions of Virginians. In other words, if Northam's campaign hadn't coordinated with LVF or had knowledge of the ad, it would've been reported as an independent expenditure rather than in-kind. Read More »

FBI Gets Closer to Identifying Motive Behind Las Vegas Shooter

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Sources told TMZ that as police started digging for information on Bruce, they found an active search warrant for a child porn case from 2014. The evidence was first discovered after Bruce Paddock was evicted from the office building of a business in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles, where he had been squatting, police said . Read More »

It is BJP leaders' yatra of repentance, says CM

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The Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivartana Yatra, which will see Yeddyurappa (74) travelling to all 224 Assembly constituencies in a specially designed bus, is aimed at stepping up the BJP's campaign for state polls due next year. "Their (BJP) wish of doing something here can not happen". According to the Newspaper, Party leaders are scheduled to visit three Assembly constituencies every day and hold public meetings in each of them.Central leadersThe State unit has already made a request to ... Read More »

Google welcomes Mexico's Day of the Dead with a new Doodle

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Try as they might to wipe out all traces of paganism, the Spaniards couldn't stamp out the Aztecs' tradition of honoring their dead, so the conquistadors gradually absorbed the pagan spring festival , the date of which was eventually moved to coincide with the Catholic feasts of All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. Read More »

North Korean Defector Says Key Weakness of Kim Regime Can Be Weaponized

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Earlier, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said a worldwide response is necessary in order to deal with North Korea's development of long-range missiles. " North Korean officers are trained to press the button without any further instructions from the general command if anything happens on their side ", Thae Yong-ho told a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee entitled " An Insider's Look at the North Korean Regime " on Wednesday. Read More »

Auburn to hold out basketball players Wiley, Purifoy because of 'investigation'

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While I do not know with absolute certainty who the two unnamed players are in this federal complaint, I have had my suspicions of who these players are, what their identities are likely to be. A two-time All-American at Auburn in the mid-1980s, Person was hired by Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl in 2014, and promoted to associated head coach one year later. Read More »

USA to vote against United Nations resolution calling for end to Cuba embargo

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In 2016, then President Barack Obama's United Nations ambassador Samantha Power abstained on the United Nations resolution , voted on each year. Ambassador Haley was unphased by the UN's decision. "Today, the crime is the Cuban government's continued repression of its people and failure to meet even the minimum requirements of a free and just society", Haley said. Read More »

Mueller Revelations Put Sessions in Awkward Political Position

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Papadopoulos' statements to Mueller may have good and bad consequences for Sessions. Russia and the Trump campaign have been a flash point between the former Senate colleagues since Sessions' confirmation hearing , when he responded to a question from the Minnesota Democrat with a claim that he hadn't heard from any Russians during the campaign. Read More »

Trump's Twitter account disappears - for a few minutes

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Both Twitter and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump uses Twitter multiple times every day to reach his followers and broadcast his thoughts to the world. Many users of the social network platform had previously called on Twitter to ban Trump for his multiple violations of the terms of service. We will update this post as more information becomes available. Read More »

Labour 'tried to cover up rape'

She felt "scared" and "ashamed" but when she reported the attack to the party two years later, she was allegedly warned by a senior official that pursuing it would "damage" her. "We provide HR advice to MPs through the members' HR advice service, who also promote good employment practices". She said that since joining the NEC she has tried to make changes, but it has proved "frustrating". Read More »

Bike path attack victims reflected diverse city

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The five people have been named as Hernan Diego Mendoza , Diego Enrique Angelini , Alejandro Damian Pagnucco , Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi. At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a truck rammed into a crowd on a bike path in downtown New York City in what the mayor called "an act of terror". Read More »

Small explosion on UNC-Chapel HIll campus

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A video being shared on social media shows an individual attempting to stamp out the fire leading to a small burst of flames. Warning: This video may be graphic for someAfter the detonation, the man quickly runs away with burns to his face and arms. Read More »

Inside The Court Room After The Manafort Indictment Dropped

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During travels aboard to Mexico , China and Ecuador this year, prosecutors said Mr. Manafort brought a cellphone with him that was registered under an alias. He said their net worth estimates "varied significantly" depending on the documents being looked at, with the estimates for Manafort's net worth spanning between $20 million and $100 million, and for Gates $2 million and $30 million. Read More »

Trump reportedly no longer trusts advice from son-in-law Jared Kushner

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Investigators have also asked about how a statement was issued in the name of Donald Trump Jr. regarding a Trump Tower meeting and about the circumstances surrounding the departures of other White House aides, according to one source. "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress", he explained. While Kushner and those close to the White House will only say he was in favor of the decision - or, in the words of ... Read More »

Robert Mercer, GOP Mega-Donor, Resigns From Hedge Fund

What's more interesting is that he wanted to set the record straight about some of his political moves. A major donor to President Trump's campaign, Mercer also wrote that he has "great respect" for Steve Bannon , but he distanced himself from the controversial views associated with Breitbart and Bannon. Read More »

Policeman dies of stabbing wound by suspected Islamist radical

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According to secretary general of the Union of agents and executives of the district of the national security of Tunis , Tarek Riahi, the mass arrests took place after a man stabbed two traffic police officers in Bardo square yesterday. The authorities have since launched an investigation to determine the circumstances of the attack. In 2015, the North African country was the target of several attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 72 people - 59 of them foreign tourists. Read More »