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Judge: Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Calls With Police Must Be Released

Investigators revealed his vows of support for ISIS shortly after the June 12 attack. In the first communication at 2:35 a.m. More than two dozen news groups, including The Associated Press, have been fighting the city in court over the release of more than 600 calls dealing with the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

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Hot-serving Cibulkova revels in stunning revenge over Kerber

Dominika Cibulkova wrote the final chapter of a fairytale season by upsetting World No.1 Angelique Kerber to win the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. "In my mind I know that it's now over". Cibulkova was facing an early exit when she lost her first two round-robin matches in Singapore . "I played good tennis like this quite a few times this year, but I couldn't wish to do it in any other match than this match, the final of the WTA Finals".

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Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court

The statement from Gambia, whose citizens make up a disproportionately high proportion of the African migrant flow to Europe, said it had sought to bring the European Union before the ICC over the deaths of migrants but received no response.

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US says Iraqis have retaken 40 villages from IS near Mosul

Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake militant-held Mosul last week. He said the US -led coalition, which is providing airstrikes and ground support to the Iraqi military and Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga, is not playing any role in the Shiite militias' advance.

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Japan, US, S. Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea

The U.S. briefly sent B-52 and B-1B bombers to South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's nuclear tests. He went on to add that he would "take additional significant steps, including new sanctions , to demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences to its unlawful and risky actions".

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Radwanska revels in 'normal' feel of Pliskova victory

The last round robin match in this year's WTA Finals in Singapore was the deciding one for both Agnieszka Radwanska and Karolina Pliskova , as the victor of that encounter was to be the last semi-finalist. If she started focusing on enjoying every single match, irrespective of the tournament or setting, perhaps she can get back to what got her into the sport to begin with: her love for tennis.

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Mexican Grand Prix: Hamilton looks to overturn F1 title deficit against Rosberg

Yet, this daylight between Rosberg and Hamilton did not last long as Rosberg retook second place in the mid-stages of the race to get back on the tail of Hamilton but was eventually unable to surpass his team mate, finishing 4.520 seconds behind him and Ricciardo 19.692 seconds behind.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military build-up risks further antagonising Russian Federation

The Guardian reports that, alongside the RAF Typhoon fighters in Romania and the American armored forces in Poland , Britain will also deploy 800 personnel to Estonia. The four groups, led by the United States, Germany, the U.K. and Canada, are set to be positioned in Poland , Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. "Nonetheless, renewed military pressure on Ukraine and stepped up bombing in Syria-also now staged from Iran-suggest that the West may be doing less than it should to dissuade ...

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Trump lays out 'urban renewal' proposals

During his speech, Trump talked about bringing jobs back to America and into North Carolina. The city of Charlotte was the site of a mass-murder that shocked the United States a year ago when nine African Americans holding a Bible study in their church were shot dead.

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Navy sends ship to see if Chinese sailor on boat

This undated photo provided by Guo Chuan Racing shows Guo Chuan. The USS Makin Island is heading to Chuan's vessel to see if he's onboard. He left San Francisco on October 18 and had been in regular contact with his family and the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in China , but no one has heard from him since late Monday, officials said.

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Wednesday forecast: Early morning storms, dry and sunny this afternoon

Temperatures again will climb into the 60s to low 70s this afternoon, with a mix of clouds and sunshine a light wind. The storms and thunderstorms will move through the area after midnight Wednesday morning and should be out of the area by lunchtime.

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In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground

Sergey Rudskoi, a Russian military official, told reporters on Friday that rebels outside Aleppo were using the pause to amass their forces for an attack on regime forces in the city. Ryabkov also said that he did not see the "conditions" for ministerial-level negotiations on Syria before the USA elections on November 8, after a Lausanne meeting on October 15 that ended with no breakthrough.

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Shots hit California police car, woman on ride-along hurt

The officer was in the vehicle with a ride-along civilian when the incident happened. Photos of the aftermath reveal the patrol car's shattered windows and a gun found in the Mazda. "The officer demonstrated a very cool demeanor for such a short time with the department". Two bullets hit the windshield and one hit one of the cruiser's tires, disabling the cruiser and forcing the officer to stop his pursuit.

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Over 70 Killed, 600 Injured In Cameroon Train Crash

However, the region were the derailment took place was suffering through torrential rains at the time. "The cause of the accident is not yet clear", he said, adding that several of the injured were in a very serious condition. Reports suggest that as many as 1,300 people were crammed on board the train, which usually carries just 600. "Buses drove passengers who escaped yesterday's incident to Douala".

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Tube anti-terror police find 'suspicious item' in Newton Abbot, Devon

A spokesman for the Met said counter-terror officers were now dealing with the item alongside Devon and Cornwall Police. Police evacuated the area around Tudor Road in Newton Abbott and set up a 200m cordon around the property after the find.

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Truce Holds in Aleppo but UN Delays Evacuations

Before the pause, Aleppo's besieged districts were subjected to relentless Syrian and Russian airstrikes for weeks. The dawn-to-dusk "humanitarian pause" that began Thursday will last into Saturday on the orders of President Vladimir Putin, said Lt.

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India lifts Kabaddi world cup, PM congratulates team

Jang Kun Lee who has had a terrific tournament failed to deliver in the second half as Republic of Korea bowed out of the tournament. Meraj Sheykh opened Iran's account with a do-or-die raid in the third minute and immediately doubled it with a tackle point to lead 2-0.

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Hamilton fastest in 1st practice at US Grand Prix

Hamilton was fastest in the opening session in the morning, but he was pegged back in the afternoon when Rosberg clocked a best lap in one minute and 37.358 seconds at the Circuit of the Americas, 20-kms out of Austin . "We are a bit on the back-foot and I am not entirely happy with the vehicle balance yet; it is a little bit too nervous, but I think for tomorrow we can improve".

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Kigali Amendment reached to cut use of HFCs

HFCs have been called the world's fastest-growing climate pollutants, though they are less plentiful than carbon dioxide. Last week, the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb climate-warming emissions passed its required threshold to enter into force after India, Canada and the European Parliament ratified it.But unlike the Paris agreement , the Kigali deal is legally binding, has very specific timetables and has an agreement by rich countries to help poor countries adapt their technology.

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3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election

Officials in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana each declined a request by Alexander Zakharov, the Russian consul general in Houston, to have Russian election monitors see how the states hold their elections. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has pushed back at the allegation, while labeling Trump a "puppet" of President Vladimir Putin given the candidate's many friendly statements about the Russian leader and unwillingness to back Obama administration accusations that Moscow has been behind ...

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September inflation rate up 1.3%

The dollar rose to C$1.3334, up 0.6% from C$1.3229, putting it on track for its largest daily drop against the dollar in just under a month. Economists had expected inflation to clock in at 1.5 per cent in September, according to Thomson Reuters.

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Thai regent is sprightly 96-year-old face of establishment

The 88-year-old ailing King Bhumibol breathed his last at 3.52pm on Thursday, bidding farewell to a troubled nation that has long regarded him as a father figure and a symbol of unity. People have been asked to wear black and avoid "joyful events" during this time. Cinema screenings, concerts, and sports events have been cancelled or suspended.

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Jalen Hurts shines as No. 1 Alabama pounds No. 9 Tennessee

Alabama coach Nick Saban said third down was a point of emphasis for his team this week. Bo Scarbrough had first career 100-yard game, which included an 85-yard TD run. Game captains: Alabama's game captains were tight end O.J. Howard, outside linebacker Ryan Anderson and defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson. Don't blame us if that one also fails to live up to expectations.

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United States fast food chain in Malaysia told to change hot dog name

Also toeing the same line is Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) lead activist Nadzim Johan, who said Auntie Anne's should be more mindful of the sensitivities of Muslims and that Jakim's guidelines are in line with Islamic teachings since the word "dog" is inappropriate.

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Philippines' Duterte says 'goodbye' to US ties in Beijing

The President prefers to focus on improving the country's ties with China, especially on trade and investments, rather than the maritime row during his four-day state visit here. As for his expectations for his state visit to China, he said he hopes that better Sino-Philippines relations can benefit his countrys sluggish domestic economy, adding that China is the only hope for his countrys economy.

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South African finance minister to be prosecuted for fraud

National Prosecuting Authority Shaun Abrahams told reporters in Pretoria that the investigative unit set up within the South African Revenue Services wasn't properly authorised. Previously finance minister from 2009 to 2014, Gordhan was recalled to the post to stem a selloff in South African assets after Zuma abruptly replaced finance minister Nhlanhla Nene with an unknown politician in December.

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Melania Trump: Donald Trump was 'egged on' into 'boy talk'

Taking a rare public stance on the state of campaign discourse, Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, spoke out today, calling her husband's attacks on former President Bill Clinton a fair response to what the Democrats "started".

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British lawmakers press May government for details on breaking from European Union

And Labour has accepted a government amendment to the motion stipulating that negotiations over Brexit be handled in a way that " respects the decision " made by voters in the referendum, without allowing Parliament to "undermine the [Britain's] negotiating position", reported the BBC.

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Leverkusen Hold No Fear For Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is confident that Toby Alderweireld's knee injury is "not a big issue" and the Tottenham Hotspur manager even suggested the defender could be back in contention for selection next week. "The power of the team is that anyone can play and everyone is fighting for a place in the starting XI", Pochettino said at his pre-match media conference.

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Merkel says Africa to be priority for German G20 presidency

Among those protesting are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromos, who make up at least a third of the country's 100 million people. Major towns and cities across Ethiopia's Oromia region are experiencing unrest and widespread violent protests of people demanding wider freedoms.