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Turkey: Use of Kurds against IS 'naive'

Turkey: Use of Kurds against IS 'naive'

Before the SDF was formed, the military-wing of the PYD was accused of human rights abuses in northern Syria. "They coordinate between the coalition and the SDF and provide logistical support". "The Kurdish participation is problematic", as the BBC's Mark Lowen reports , because "Kurdish fighters are accused of expelling Arabs from areas they've taken in the north and Raqqa has an overwhelming Arab majority". Read More

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GOP official: Kasich not voting for Trump a 'shame'

GOP official: Kasich not voting for Trump a 'shame'

With the vote for McCain, Kasich, who failed in his own presidential bid this year, issued a final rebuke of Trump. "You signed a pledge to get on the ballot in SC". "John, you are better than that". You signed a pledge in order to get on the ballot in SC. "I'm not happy John Kasich or Paul Ryan and the way they're conducting themselves, particularly John Kasich ", he remarked. Read More

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FBI Had Agreed to Keep Lid on Clinton, Trump Cases

He wrote in the Friday letter that "the investigative team briefed me yesterday" about the additional emails. The emails were found on a computer that appears to belong to disgraced former New York Rep. Those were elements that Mr Comey suggested were needed to make a criminal case. "They speak to his good character", Earnest said . Meanwhile, the Clinton camp-and some liberal commentators-who had sung Comey's praises when he declined to prosecute were now dismissing him as a ... Read More

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National Geographic 'Afghan girl' denied bail in Pakistan

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' denied bail in Pakistan

Sharbat Gula , whose green eyes made her famous as a child refugee, was arrested in the northwestern city of Peshawar on October 26 for allegedly living on fraudulent identity papers. "As a first step the FIA should arrange her bail as soon as possible so that she should get of jail", Khan added. Special Court for Anti-Corruption and Immigration Judge Farah Jamshed denied her bail, saying the defence counsel focused on human rights and did not contain any legal arguments, especially in ... Read More

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Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor, writers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to people demonstrating against the failed military coup attempt. Ankara blames the supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the coup attempt. Rights groups say the crackdown, which has led to the dismissal of more than 100,000 people, has gone far beyond the Gulenists and swept up members of the Kurdish minority as well as other government opponents and critics. Read More

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Justice Official Said to Alert Clinton Aide in E-Mail Probe

Justice Official Said to Alert Clinton Aide in E-Mail Probe

Justice Department involved with the probe into Huma Abedin's emails, gave John Podesta a heads-up on when the State Department would start releasing Hillary Clinton's emails. "Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am [morning] that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails", Kadzik wrote. Read More

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Kim Kardashian Deletes Facebook Posts After Breaking Social Media Silence Post-Robbery

Kim Kardashian Deletes Facebook Posts After Breaking Social Media Silence Post-Robbery

Her Twitter , Instagram and Snapchat accounts have not received the same sort of odd Facebook return. However, all three posts were removed within hours. Their comments were loving, supportive, virtual hugs. About the only noticeable difference between Kim's fine strands and those of her daughter is the curl on the end - and that's hardly enough to make braiding so hard you have to enlist the help of Kim Kimble. Read More

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Venezuelan president appears ready for talks on crisis

Although normally at loggerheads with Washington, President Nicolas Maduro met senior U.S. diplomat Tom Shannon on Monday (Oct 31). The two had a "very positive" conversation about the start of the talks, the Venezuelan president said. Maduro has been accused of creating a dictatorship by blocking a recall referendum on his rule and of illegally overriding the legislature, which was taken over by the opposition in a landslide election previous year. Read More

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Chemical attack in Syria's Aleppo leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

Syria's regime and rebels were locked in fierce fighting Sunday on Aleppo's western edges, where 38 civilians have been killed in an opposition offensive to break a devastating government siege. The human rights NGO Amnesty International has raised the alarm of civilians being killed in Syria's western Aleppo by armed opposition groups. "The only thing that has been accomplished is partial control over Dahiyet al-Assad", a neighborhood on Aleppo's western outskirts that rebels entered ... Read More

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Four killed in firing at religious gathering in Karachi's Nazimabad

Four killed in firing at religious gathering in Karachi's Nazimabad

The incident took place near La Rosh Restaurant in Nazimabad No 04. People gather outside the incident site where at least five people were killed in a terrorist attack on October 29, 2016. The Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit a report. "Two attackers on a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on the participants coming for the gathering", Tayyab Muqaddas Haider said. Read More

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Spain's Rajoy Wins Vote in Parliament to Form Minority Govt

Spain's Rajoy Wins Vote in Parliament to Form Minority Govt

A renowned political survivor, Rajoy resisted calls to step down from the helm and allow a new PP leader to attempt to form a coalition after a series of fruitless attempts. However, while Spain's economy later recovered, it has not granted Rajoy the pleasure of retaining a majority government. While he can count on support from the liberal Ciudadanos, the PSOE and anti-austerity Podemos party have vowed to fight his policies and not approve his budgets. Read More

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Wolf vetoes bill on inspector general, 3 other measures

Wolf vetoes bill on inspector general, 3 other measures

The Pennsylvania Senate is preparing legislation to temporarily reinstate a mandate that casinos pay millions of dollars to host communities, after it was struck down by the state's highest court. Legislation heading to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk would restrict situations in which police officers are identified while they are being investigated for firing a weapon or using force that results in death or serious injury. Read More

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'Riot' Charge Dropped Against Amy Goodman For Covering Pipeline Protest

'Riot' Charge Dropped Against Amy Goodman For Covering Pipeline Protest

An unprecedented gathering of Native American protesters has emerged over the past month to protest against the pipeline, which is scheduled to transport fracked crude from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. Fox says she wasn't an active particpant in the protest, but merely covering it. She later won $100,000 from the state in a first amendment lawsuit. She didn't go to the protest with pepper spray, an attack dog, or a colourful sign relaying her feelings of ... Read More

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United Nations confirms SA ICC withdrawal

The South African Litigation Centre - who took government to court over Al-Bashir - says this a huge blow for global justice. Human Rights Watch has criticised South Africa's decision. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. It was criticised for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during a visit a year ago. Read More

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Google Pixel, killer features could get Apple fans to ditch the iPhone

Google Pixel, killer features could get Apple fans to ditch the iPhone

A cable is the used to instantly swap the content. Google is hoping this new feature will convince more to swap their operating system, reported by Hot News . The unveiled models, the pixels, and the larger pixel , built in 1080 Full HD AMOLED display with super touch Gorilla Glass. Google Pixel XL was created to be at par or to even rival that of Apple's iPhones or Samsung's Galaxies. Read More

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