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UK prime minister says Britain will launch Brexit next year

Mrs May, who had previously only said she would not trigger Article 50 this year, ended speculation about the government's timetable, telling the BBC earlier that it would be done by "the first quarter of 2017", marking the start of a two-year exit process.

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Syrian Military Calls on Aleppo Rebels to Surrender

If loyalist fighters seize Al Heluk, Bustan Al Basha and Sakhur - all rebel-controlled neighbourhoods in Aleppo's north - they will confine opposition factions to a small section of the city's south-east. Air strikes and shelling continued on Sunday, the Observatory said. Today in particular, there was much controversy over an article in The Independent - a British news outlet - on the death of the young Syrian swimmer Mireille Hindoyan and her brother.

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Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday opened talks in Hawaii with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations, even as US relations with the Philippines, a longtime American ally, grew shakier. In early September, Duterte lashed out at President Barack Obama over USA concern over human rights abuses in his anti-drug campaign, using a Filipino expletive which translates as "son of a whore".

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Could Hurricane Matthew Hit The East Coast This Week?

Two deaths have been reported in Haiti, bringing the total number caused by the giant storm so far to at least four. Hurricane Matthew is maintaining its strength in the Caribbean and is expected to bring high surf and risky rip currents to North Florida.

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'Harry Potter' movies returning to theaters for one week of screenings

Starting on October 13, fans can see all eight movies in IMAX 2-D at participating theaters, including an exclusive sneak peek at Fantastic Beasts . 13. The screening will be presented in IMAX 2D, and will feature never-before-seen content from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , including special greetings from star Eddie Redmayne and other actors.

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SABMiller and AB InBev investors back £79bn mega-merger

AB InBev's 79 billion pound ($102.85 billion) bid passed in a meeting at a London Park Lane hotel lasting less than half an hour, overseen by Chairman Jan du Plessis, who fielded only two questions from shareholders. A minimum approval rate of 75 per cent was needed. A British court must still approve the measure next week, but the hearing is largely considered uncontentious, the news outlet added.

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Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

But Moscow immediately denounced the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry as "biased and politically motivated". Yet Russia says they have no evidence any Buk missiles crossed into Ukraine from Russia during the rebellion. But he added it was not impossible. As the U.N. Security Council has concluded, those responsible should be held accountable, he said. Russian officials were quick to reject the JIT's conclusions.

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Royal Visit 2016 Day 5: Will and Kate to visit Whitehorse, Yukon

The couple sampled other local dishes such as B.C. Dungeness crab, locally grown mint and a coconut curry dish from Chef Vikram Vij who also served his lamb popsicles. "Something about this part of the country humbles and inspires us and forces us to discover new things". Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react after Doug Bell sent a telegram at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, September 28, 2016 .

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Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM

The New Zealand Green Party and Amnesty International had raised concerns and drawn to the attention of Key, the human rights accountability accusations against Sri Lanka. Mr Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. The awards programme was launched with an awareness campaign, launching dedicated website www.01awards.lk and www.zerooneawards.lk, inviting Sri Lankan institutions and individuals to be a part of ...

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China Blocks Tributary Leading To Brahmaputra River

This is less than 0.15 per cent of the Brahmaputra's mean discharge when it enters India, which is estimated at more than 19,000 cumecs in lean periods, and 40,000 cumecs in normal periods. The report added, "The reservoir was created to store up to 295 million cubic metres of water and help irrigate 30,000 hectares of farmland". "We are taking up the matter with the external affairs and water resource ministries to get the accurate information on the media reports about a tributary of the ...

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Abu Sayyaf Releases 3 Indonesian Hostages

They were handed over in Sulu to Nur Misuari, founder of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), a rebel group that has signed a peace deal with the government. The Abu Sayyaf is not part of the peace process. The Abu Sayyaf bandits still have 13 captives, including two Indonesians, five Malaysians, four Filipinos, and a Dutchman birdwatcher.

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William and Kate have 'date night' in Canada without George and Charlotte

Wrapped up warm in a striking red Carolina Herrera coat, Kate, 34, looked handsome as she greeted several well-wishers. The couple head back to Victoria now to be reunited with their children. The program is supported by the Prince of Wales' charity Prince's Charities Canada. "How do you pronounce that word?" "Don't break anything on the way down", William told them and he added: "It's great scenery to be riding in".

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Brad Pitt, accused of child abuse, is under investigation

The A-listers Wednesday in France in August two years ago, but have been a couple since 2004. Brad Pitt is at the centre of an FBI investigation into child abuse after an alleged incident took place on a flight with his eldest son Maddox.

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Brad Pitt Under Investigation for Alleged Child Abuse

The DCFS told Variety earlier that it was not able to comment on the reports. On Thursday, a source confirmed to People that Brad had yet to see his kids following Angelina's surprise divorce filing, and that he and Angelina were not even speaking.

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Is Brad Pitt being investigated... 10:24AM

Pitt is under investigation by United States authorities after being accused of physically and verbally abusing his children during an angry outburst, TMZ reported . "He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed", the source stated. A source told the Independent that Pitt understood the seriousness of the matter and is "cooperating".

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Federal Bureau of Investigation to 'evaluate' Brad Pitt's alleged child abuse incident

The alleged incident took place on Sept 14 on a private jet flying from France to the U.S. (to Los Angeles , with a stop in Minnesota). The LAPD says they have not received any reports or phone calls about an incident that allegedly occurred on the couple's private plane while Jolie and some of their kids were present.

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Warm welcome for William and Kate in 'Wilderness City'

Kate wore the £2,000 piece as the royal couple continued their week-long tour. Following the festivities, the royal couple will take a trip around the picturesque town of Carcross , which is a small town of less than 300 people 70 kilometres from Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway.

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FBI says it's evaluating abuse allegations against Pitt

The news comes only hours after it was revealed that Brad is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation over claims he verbally and physically abused one of his children whilst drunk on a private jet. County Department of Children and Family Services. TMZ broke the news first, reporting that Pitt and his family were flying on a private plane from an undisclosed location.

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A look at where the royals are going Thursday

The vests are traditionally worn at major welcoming ceremonies called potlatch or when the community gathers together, so Kate with her white vest and William, who was given a black garment, will be able to take their place at any future celebrations.

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William and Kate send first joint tweet - via Morse code telegraph machine

NBC's Keir Simmons reports for TODAY from Whitehorse, Yukon. Mr Bell, a former Commissioner of Yukon went on to tell the couple about the time he met Charles and Diana in the early 80s when the Prince and Princess of Wales were in Ottawa.

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Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets

William and Kate earlier visited the picturesque town of Kelowna - 30 years after Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited - while three-year-old Prince George and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte stayed with their nanny in Victoria, some 300 miles away.

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Whitehorse greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with tweets and language lesson

The royal parents then took a stroll across Carcross Commons to visit the workshop of renowned Tlingit carver Keith Wolfe Smarch. The royal couple were given a rock star welcome as thousands lined the streets of remote Whitehorse in the Yukon.

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Thailand: 2 cases of microcephaly linked to Zika virus confirmed

The Zika virus strain in South America and the Caribbean is closely linked to severe birth defects in newborns whose mothers were infected. DOH spokesman Eric Tayag said the travel notice was issued for Americans to be better informed of the risk of traveling to countries that have reports of Zika virus.

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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

On this matter, Southeast Asia regional director of WHO Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh said in a statement that, the infection of Zika virus possess a highly including the unborn infant. But what's known is that the Zika virus beelines for nerve cells and damages them, especially during early stages of pregnancy. The CDC has so far advised pregnant women to avoid going to almost 60 countries and regions because of the active spread of the virus.

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Thailand confirms south-east Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

All the children picked up the virus while traveling overseas, and the bulk of them were older kids in their teens. Women with possible Zika virus exposure who do not live in areas of active transmission but who are thinking about becoming pregnant should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to conceive.