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France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

One image, dated Saturday, shows the damage to a school or athletic facility in Aleppo's Owaija district. Out of its declared "frustration", the United States announced earlier this week that it had suspended all talks with Russian Federation over the cessation of hospitalities in Syria, particularly in Aleppo.

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France's Ayrault says Russian cynicism on Syria fools nobody

Syria's military command says it will scale back its bombardment of Aleppo to allow civilians to evacuate the contested city's eastern, rebel-held neighborhoods. The Aleppo offensive has sparked some of the most brutal violence of a war which has killed more than 300,000 people since 2011 and displaced over half the population.

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Portugal's António Guterres emerges as favourite for next UN Secretary

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power praised the "much more transparent process" of selecting a new United Nations chief and said Guterres' "breakthrough" was his performance in the General Assembly and his experience. "The fact that [Guterres] had no "discourage" meant that no one was against him, including no vetoes from any of those coloured ballots of the five members of the Security Council, and that meant that he is now the settled choice of the Security Council".

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Security Council agrees on Portugal's Guterres next UN chief

Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica, the United Nations official who played a key role in shaping last December's historic agreement to fight climate change and one of three candidates who dropped out of the race, tweeted: "Bittersweet results #NextSG ".

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Security Council agrees on Portugal's Guterres next UN chief

Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica, the United Nations official who played a key role in shaping last December's historic agreement to fight climate change and one of three candidates who dropped out of the race, tweeted: "Bittersweet results #NextSG ".

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Who is the new UN secretary general Antonio Guterres?

Before serving at the U.N., Guterres rose to the head of Socialist Party in Portugal and became the nation's prime minister in 1995. Guterres escaped the vetoes and received more than the minimum 9 votes needed to prevail. But before Guterres worked for the United Nations, he served as the president of Socialist International (SI), a global network of national socialist parties seeking to establish "democratic socialism" around the world.

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UN Security Council backs Portugal's António Guterres to be next secretary

Today the 15 members of the Security Council held their sixth "straw poll" to decide the future leader. The decision should then be endorsed by the 193-member General Assembly, but the process is considered a formality. The announcement came much sooner than expected, as secretary-general elections usually last until late October or early November. "The fact that [Guterres] had no "discourage" meant that no one was against him, including no vetoes from any of those coloured ballots of the ...

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Portugal's Guterres poised to be next United Nations chief

There was a strong sentiment among eastern European nations that it was their region's turn to produce the next secretary-general, based on an informal notion of a rotation system - although this is not provided for in the UN Charter. Former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic and Miroslav Lacjak, the foreign minister of Slovakia, finished second and third, respectively, but, facing likely vetoes, neither had much chance of making it to the secretary-general's office on the 38th floor of the ...

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First Presidential Debate Breaks Twitter Record

The new poll sponsored by two Florida Fox TV stations showed a was a dead-heat with Clinton measuring in at 46.6 percent and Trump barely behind her at 46.3 percent. Throughout his outsider presidential bid, Trump has refused to deviate from a strategy hinged on an ambitious travel schedule packed with massive rallies that draw overwhelmingly white crowds.

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First Presidential Debate Breaks Twitter Record

The new poll sponsored by two Florida Fox TV stations showed a was a dead-heat with Clinton measuring in at 46.6 percent and Trump barely behind her at 46.3 percent. Throughout his outsider presidential bid, Trump has refused to deviate from a strategy hinged on an ambitious travel schedule packed with massive rallies that draw overwhelmingly white crowds.

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Hillary Clinton surges ahead of Trump in first polls after debate

Tom Sutton, political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, said Trump started solid with criticism of NAFTA and plans for trade agreements, but his weaknesses were prominent later when asked about his past questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

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Hillary Clinton surges ahead of Trump in first polls after debate

Tom Sutton, political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, said Trump started solid with criticism of NAFTA and plans for trade agreements, but his weaknesses were prominent later when asked about his past questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

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Portugal's Guterres poised to be next UN Secretary

Mr Guterres, who ran the United Nations refugee agency for 10 years, had been the clear front-runner, and was apparently the unanimous choice of the otherwise deeply divided Security Council. The former World Bank vice president received eight negative votes including two from veto-holding members, five positive votes including two from the permanent council members and two " no opinion ".

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Who Had The Worst Debate Moment, Clinton Or Trump?

Trump was self-congratulatory about avoiding any mention of Bill Clinton's affairs during the debate Monday, but his campaign is now urging supporters this week to raise Hillary Clinton's treatment of the women involved as a salient talking point in the 2016 election.

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Who Had The Worst Debate Moment, Clinton Or Trump?

Trump was self-congratulatory about avoiding any mention of Bill Clinton's affairs during the debate Monday, but his campaign is now urging supporters this week to raise Hillary Clinton's treatment of the women involved as a salient talking point in the 2016 election.

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Clinton leads Trump in Florida

Horowitz declined to designate a clear victor. After Monday's debate, Trump intimated that his decision not to bring up Bill Clinton's history of infidelities at the debate was a result of his generous character and respect for the Clinton family, especially Chelsea.

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Former Portuguese PM Guterres selected to be next United Nations chief

Mr Churkin announced that a formal vote by the council will take place today to confirm the choice of Mr Guterres, adding that he expected the selection to be "by acclamation". But Mr Guterres, 66, was the frontrunner in the first five straw polls. His appointment comes despite calls from more than 50 countries to elect a first woman secretary-general.

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Chiefs head into week off reeking of loss to Steelers

WR Antonio Brown expected nothing less from Bell. His feet jitterbugging through the Kansas City Chiefs defense with alarming ease, Bell rolled up 178 yards of total offense in a 43-14 romp on Sunday night that showcased just how unsafe the Steelers can look when all of their remarkably talented parts are on the field at the same time.

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Haiti's southwest hunkers down in night of fury from Matthew

He says heavy rain , spin off tornadoes, high winds and beach erosion are among the concerns in Florida. Projections from the National Hurricane Center show that the storm is expected to be off the SC coast early Saturday with maximum winds of about 100 miles per hour.

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Vancouver home sales fall 32.6% y/y in September

The number is more dramatic when you look at detached home sales: just 666 homes were sold in September, a decrease of 47.6 per cent compared to September 2015. And in West Vancouver, September sales were at its lowest since 2008. The benchmark home price in the region sits at $931,000, which is up 28.9 per cent compared to a year ago, but down 0.1 per cent since August.

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New Jersey homes destroyed in blast after gas smell report

It's not clear if anyone has been injured. Paterson City Councilman Andre Sayegh praised firefighters, and residents for quickly contacting the fire department, saying, "Some people lost homes but they didn't lose lives, and that's all that matters now".

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South Carolina bracing for Hurricane Matthew

Pat McCrory said he urged residents in the central and eastern parts of the state to prepare for Matthew by gathering emergency supplies, discuss emergency plans and following local media. Florida's home game with LSU scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday is the other game that could have weather issues due to the hurricane. "Whatever happens, happens", Muschamp said.

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Biden rips Trump over remarks about veterans

It's been reported by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that based on available data, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. He is now a USA senator. Donald Trump was in Melbourne last week. "I like people who weren't captured", he said . It highlighted several subject areas that Trump has focused on: For example, it says the average salary of a Veterans Affairs registered nurse is approximately $75,000 or $100,000 with benefits and leave.

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Royals take fishing trip, paddle replica war canoe in Canada

Sun and royal waves are coming to Haida Gwaii on Friday. - The couple visits the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum . Accompanied by 10 warrior paddlers, three community leaders, and two Scotland Yard bodyguards, William and Kate - in a Smythe jacket, blouse by Somerset by Temperley, and Zara jeans - paddled for around 20 minutes from a jetty around to a beach and heritage centre at Skidegate on Graham Island, one of 150 islands in the chain.

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Congress says Nirupam's take on strikes not the party line

He, however, also requested the Centre to "unmask Pakistan's propaganda". He also said it is upto the government to prove that the surgical strikes did take place. "In the past, these decisions were taken by the Army", he said. On Wednesday night last week, Indian carried our surgical strikes across the LOC and destroyed seven launching pads.