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Pakistan denies bail to National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'


They added that the government of Pakistan had asked the refugees to return their Pakistani CNICs before the deadline and that they would not be charged for that. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has promised to release Gulla on bail. The "Afghan girl" was detained on October 26 in the north-western city of Peshawar on charges of holding a fake Pakistani identity card. Read More »

Vincent Stanford Plans To Appeal Life Sentence For Stephanie Scott's Murder


The tragedy follows what has been a devastating 18-months for Miss Scott's family after her murder. Fairfax: Anthony Stipo Robert Scott (R) at the Griffith Court House for Vincent Stanford's sentencing. "It's another blow to the family that is already dealing with something unimaginable in recent days on top of everything else they have been through", he said. Read More »

Pakistan withdraws 6 diplomats from New Delhi amid tension


By evening, Indian government sources said that "details of eight Indian diplomats have been put in the public domain by Pakistan, compromising their security". According to sources privy to the information, Indian diplomatic official Surjeet Singh, who was recently expelled by Pakistan, was also part of Balbir Singh's secret network. Read More »

Obama on Brouhaha Over FBI Email Review: 'We Don't Operate on Innuendo'

Ryan maintained the arms-length posture towards Trump that he adopted after a 2005 video emerged last month in which the NY businessman was heard boasting about groping women. While this development won't affect those who've voted early and those who've already decided who to vote for, it could have an impact on down-ballot votes. Read More »

Trudeau government headed for a bigger budgetary deficit: Scotiabank


The CTA said the Fall Economic Statement predicted continued sluggish economic growth for the next five years and did not provide a timeframe for returning to a balanced budget. It will relax foreign investment restrictions a little bit - revising the national security rules and moving the threshold for reviewing foreign takeovers to $1 billion starting in 2017, two years ahead of schedule. Read More »

Turkish opposition paper "won't give in" after detentions


According to CNN Turk, the paper - which is generally considered to be of secular-nationalist leanings - is accused of promoting the agenda of both the Kurdistan Workers Party ( PKK ) and the movement led by US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the failed 15 July coup attempt. Read More »

This Victoria's Secret Outfit Took 450K Swarovski Crystals To Make


The show will take place in Paris for this first time and will be taped on November 30. The lingerie retailer partnered with Swarovski for the 14th time to create one of the most stunning creations to grace a runway. Victoria's Secret has announced the performers for the 2016 Fashion Show, and it is an impressive line-up. Bella was confirmed to be walking in the show last week, alongside her sister Gigi Hadid and friend Kendall Jenner. Read More »

McIlroy: Race is out of my hands now


Henrik Stenson and Patrick Reed have become the latest high-profile withdrawals at the Turkish Airlines Open. "It was weighing on my mind and I slept a lot better knowing that I'd made a decision", McIlroy told AFP news agency. The end is near for the 2016 European Tour season as the Final Series begins in Turkey at the Turkish Airlines Open. "I want to try to win the Race to Dubai as well as what I've already achieved this year", he said. Read More »

Peter Kadzik Leaked Email Investigation Intel to Hillary Clinton Campaign


The Department of Justice is working quickly and efficiently with the FBI to investigate the recently discovered Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin emails, they informed Congress via a carefully worded letter on Monday. He was hired in 2000 as a lobbyist for tax cheat Marc Rich , who was controversially granted a pardon by President Bill Clinton during Clinton's final days in office. Read More »

Shooting in Memphis park leaves 1 teen dead, 5 wounded


Another group of witnesses said that most of the cars fleeing the shooting had MS plates. All of the female victims at the Regional Medical Center have been downgraded to non-critical condition. Chester Anderson and Phillip Glayson were walking when they suddenly heard gunfire, they said late Tuesday. "I'm guessing 15 to 17 shots", Anderson told The Commercial-Appeal ( Read More »

Mystery rivets media: Kim Kardashian deleting Facebook posts


The first was a photo of herself playing with her phone while sitting in a chair, with the caption, " Downtime #LumeeCollab", in reference to her cellphone case. The Kardashian-Jenner family continues to adjust to new and unexpected circumstances. "I'm sure Kim doesn't post herself on this page", another fan wrote . Read More »

French president: No more migrants allowed at Calais camp

The area in Paris , near Stalingrad and Jean Jaures metro stations, is frequently the site of makeshift camps which have become common in the capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has urged federal authorities to take concrete steps to address the "dramatic humanitarian and sanitary situation" surging in parts of the city, especially the northeast, the extremity of the city closest to Calais. Read More »

New Hillary Clinton Ad Highlights Donald Trump's Remarks About Women


An ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll put Trump about 1 point ahead of Clinton. Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has ebbed since the renewal of the FBI's email investigation. Clinton's support rests in part on early voting: A fifth of those identified as likely voters (21 percent) say they've in fact already voted. "Bad judgement!" Trump said in the first tweet of the day. Read More »

IS commanders escape from Mosul amid Iraqi troop's offensive


Kerem Kinik, head of the Turkish Red Crescent organisation, said the "humanitarian aspect" of the Mosul operation had not been well thought out by the coalition forces. One of the helicopters was struck by a sniper, but managed to land safely. An intense gun battle erupted as the convoy of some 1,000 special forces made its way toward Bartella. Read More »

Missing Australian tourist found alive in Mulu National Park


The father and brother of an Australian man missing in a remote Malaysian jungle have rushed to the region to search for the 25-year-old backpacker. "By the end of it I was quite concerned I wouldn't make my 26th birthday", he said in a radio interview, where he apologised to his parents. Read More »

Asian Stocks Shaky as FBI Review of Clinton Emails Rattles Markets


It remains up 3.4 per cent for the month. "The polls are now roughly 50-50, but the probabilities are still hugely in favour of Clinton, given how the votes are spread out (per state)". The peso lost almost 2 percent against the dollar, a significant move in currency trading. "We could lower the rating if we conclude that sterling will lose its status as a reserve currency". Read More »

Maduro kicks off Vatican-led talks with Venezuela opposition

Polls overwhelming show that most Venezuelans want the president out of office, yet the beleaguered leader has largely brushed off the opposition's efforts, likening them to a coup. Department of State said in a statement. "The only alternative is dialogue", Maduro said before the talks began. The US government, which has had hard relations with Venezuela dating back to the late leftist icon Hugo Chavez, announced that senior diplomat Thomas Shannon was headed to Venezuela on Monday to ... Read More »

Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote


The report had bolstered Clinton, who has positioned herself as the best candidate to continue years of economic expansion under Democratic President Barack Obama . As part of a push to encourage millennials to get out there and vote, Obama recorded an interview with Snapchat's political show, Good Luck America . Read More »

Panama Papers leaks: Pakistan Supreme Court to probe Nawaz Sharif


Khan thanked those who were part of his struggle against corruption. Addressing his supporters gathered outside his Bani Gala residence, he announced that the party will celebrate the Supreme Court's directive over the issue, terming it a success, in a rally at Parade Ground in the federal capital on Wednesday. Read More »

Iraqi forces begin assault on Mosul district with artillery

Since the offensive began, ISIS fighters have carried out mass executions of civilians, lit toxic sulfur and oil fires to fend of coalition forces, and used civilians as human shields to ward off air strikes. For two weeks, Iraqi forces and their Kurdish allies, Sunni tribesmen and Shiite militias have been conv. Just behind the eastern front line, the army's ninth division has moved toward Mosul on the path cleared by the special forces, and was now approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) from ... Read More »

Kidnapped girls don't want to leave Boko Haram

In April 2014, more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. There is no way of knowing exactly why there appears to be something of a breakthrough in the release of some of the 220-270 Chibok schoolgirls, majority Christian, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April 2014. Read More »

Donald Trump just wired $10 million to his campaign


That's more than double the $68 million Trump's campaign and partnership committees had on hand. "She has been outspending us all cycle", said one Trump aide on a Friday morning conference call, arguing that the money isn't translating into more votes for Clinton. Read More »

Arab coalition says Hodeidah raid hit Houthi command centre

The Saudi-led alliance that conducted the raid said it struck a "central security building" used as a military command center by the Houthi rebels it is fighting. It has killed almost 7,000 people, mostly civilians, according to the United Nations which had been struggling to convince the warring parties to implement a ceasefire and revive a stalled political process. Read More »

Officials worry looming transit strike will disrupt election

The strike, which will shut dow bus, trolley and subway transportation, provides about 900,000 rides a day. Last week SEPTA urged all riders to come up with alternative plans should a strike occur, and the company released a contingency guide to help customers plan . Read More »

White supremacist Trump backer targets McMullin in robo call

He identifies as a White Nationalist. On Twitter, McMullin called the robocalls "another desperate attack" by "Trump and his racist supporters" as his lead continues to diminish in Utah. White supremacists have found unusual comfort in Trump, who has stoked nationalist sentiment among supporters and launched some racially based attacks during the campaign, from proposing a ban on Muslim immigration and accusing Mexican immigrants of being criminals and "rapists". Read More »

Iraqi forces push into town south of Mosul


Another 24 were killed the day before. The disclosure that the US was using airstrikes in an attempt to limit ISIS' ability to exploit civilians came as the Mosul offensive "paused" to allow Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to clear up pockets of resistance and refit for the assault on the city itself, said Air Force Col. Read More »

Ondo Guber: Mass Defection Looms In PDP


A source who attended the meeting of Mimiko's associates also told LEADERSHIP that at the meeting with the president, the governor told Buhari that there was the need to strengthen the APC governorship candidate. Ondo people should not allow their destiny to be taken for granted, particularly by those who have failed in their professional calling or political adventure to make any positive contribution to the same state that has built them to prominence, fame and glamour", he stated. Read More »

Toxic gas causes breathing problems in Mosul


According to two U.S. military officials, the fire was set two days ago. Many troops there donned gas masks, though there was no official order to do so. With air and ground support from the USA -led coalition, Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters captured about 50 villages south, east and north of Mosul, according to military statements. Read More »