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The “Ceasefire” Pence Touted In Syria Is Already Falling Apart - Rolling Stone
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This so-called 'ceasefire' is not what we expected. between the Turkish military and its Syrian allies and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria has not stopped. A Turkish airstrike has reportedly killed five civilians hours after President Donald Trump hailed a ceasefire agreement negotiated by his vice president, Mike Pence.

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What happens if nobody wins a majority on Monday?
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Again, depending how the results shake out, it might require more than two parties to reach a parliamentary majority. Without a majority, Trudeau will have to determine whether he needs a formal coalition with another party (which would typically mean accepting some of its MPs into the cabinet), or a deal to ensure their support so his party doesn't fall on a confidence vote. MPs vote on the speech, to approve or reject the general direction laid out by the government, and governments require a majority of votes to survive.

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Impeachment news roundup: Oct. 18
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William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, is expected to appear in a closed deposition on Tuesday and Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of European and Eurasian affairs, and Michael Duffey, Office of Management and Budget associate director for national security programs Michael Duffey are scheduled for depositions on Wednesday, according to an official working on the impeachment inquiry. They said, 'Let's see, what another idea”” he barked, suggesting again the impeachment probe is merely designed to sink his reelection bid. Although Mulvaney later said what he said was misconstrued, Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is leading the impeachment inquiry assessed Mulvaney's comments as “Things have just gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.”.

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The Latest: Macron: Turkish offensive 'madness' - Connecticut Post
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French President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey's military operation in Syria is "madness.". He claimed that the Turkish forces had "neutralized" around 750 Syrian Kurdish fighters. It said the deal guarantees the return of those displaced from the 10-day long Turkish offensive.

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Editor's Take | UK PM clinches EU Brexit deal - Moneycontrol.com
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Almost 95 percent of the Brexit deal agreed between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union is the same as the one that his predecessor Theresa May had agreed to after two years of negotiations. In this episode of Editor's Take, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra talks to Deputy Executive Editor Gaurav Choudhury to find out all about the Brexit deal. The UK will pay around 33 billion pounds as a divorce bill for moving out of the EU.

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Yankees vs. Astros odds, line: 2019 ALCS Game 5 picks, predictions from advanced model - CBSSports.com
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Now the model has dialed in on Yankees vs. Astros. The Houston Astros look to finish off the New York Yankees when they meet in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Friday. The Astros (107-55) took a commanding 3-1 series lead with an 8-3 victory over the Yankees (103-59) in Game 4.

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Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing 'grey list' - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
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Pakistan, struggling with a balance of payments crisis that has forced it to turn to the International Monetary Fund for help, has promised a series of measures to crack down on terrorism financing. The FATF already has Pakistan on its 'grey list' of countries with inadequate controls over curbing money laundering and terrorism financing. Of the 40 recommendations, the report said, Pakistan fully complied with only one, largely complied with nine, partially complied with 26, and totally missed four parameters, which were mandatory if Islamabad wanted to be removed from the grey list.

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The Latest: Tropical storm strengthens on approach to US - San Antonio Express-News
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That means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Weather forecasters say a storm system is strengthening as it moves toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide could result in normally dry coastal areas flooding.

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The mystery regarding Kate Middleton's outfit in Lahore | HELLO!
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On Thursday, William and Kate were forced to spend the night in Lahore and cancel their engagements in Khyber Pass after their plane got caught in an electrical storm. Most people believed that due to the unplanned turn of events, Kate's tour clothes would surely still be in Islamabad and that she would have to appear in a similar or maybe even the same outfit on Friday morning. However, whilst boarding the plane the next morning at Lahore airport, there's no doubt that Kate looked incredible in a fresh and beautiful cream kurta by Elan and fresh white trousers - but how?!

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Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers - StarTribune.com
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"The Afghan government strongly condemns today's suicide attack in a mosque in Nangarhar province," he tweeted. KABUL, Afghanistan - An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, strongly condemned the attack on his official Twitter account.

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World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history - Twin Cities
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The world's first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network. America's first female spacewalker from 35 years ago, Kathy Sullivan, was delighted. Meir, making her spacewalking debut, became the 228th person in the world to conduct a spacewalk and the 15th woman.

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Lebanon protests: Planned tax on WhatsApp calls triggers unrest in Beirut and nationwide today - CBS News
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Beirut, Lebanon - Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon Friday as demonstrators blocked major roads in rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the country's political class. The trigger, in the end, was news Thursday that the government was planning, among other measures, to impose a tax on WhatsApp calls - a decision it later withdrew as people began taking to the streets. The unrest could plunge Lebanon into a political crisis with unpredictable repercussions for the economy, which has been in steady decline for the past few years.

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Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel gunmen
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he supported the decision to pull back. CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. Unidentified gunmen block a street in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

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Mutual funds sees high fund manager movement in last six months - Moneycontrol.com
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The slowdown in most sectors or in the overall economy does not seem to have affected the mutual fund (MF) industry. While there is a slew of fund manager movement in the equity fund management space, debt has not seen any major exits. In May 2019, HDFC Mutual Fund's Senior Equity Fund Manager Srinivas Rao Ravuri quit to join PGIM India Mutual Fund (erstwhile DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund).

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Wall Street tracks flat open as earnings counter China data gloom - Moneycontrol.com
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Wall Street was set to open flat on Friday, as upbeat earnings reports calmed nerves about the global economy after China expanded at its weakest pace in almost 30 years. Analysts still expect third-quarter S&P 500 earnings to have fallen by 2.9%, according to Refinitiv data, the first contraction since mid-2016. Credit card issuer American Express Co and oilfield services provider Schlumberger reported better-than-expected profits.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Was Created To Give 'Voice' Amid Iraq War
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The gadgets, platforms, and software that make your digital life possible. If it bleeps, clicks or blinks, you'll find it here. News, reviews, and guides for the world of online entertainment.

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NBA Finds a Bounced Check after Signing the Deal to Sell Its Soul | National Review
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A key complication in selling your soul: What do you do when the the buyer stops paying? the Chinese government believes that signing on the dotted line represents well-compensated servitude to their priorities. The experience of the NBA should serve as a warning and lesson to the rest of the American business community.

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Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as US tariffs hit EU goods - Connecticut Post
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"Higher tariffs will weigh on the U.S. economy and U.S. consumers.". That's because some $7.5 billion in U.S. tariffs on European food, wine and other goods took effect Friday, in response to illegal EU subsidies to planemaker Airbus. The U.S. is also accused of illegal subsidies - to Boeing - and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom threatened Friday to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.

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Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban - San Antonio Express-News
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HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks as they formed human chains across the semiautonomous Chinese city on Friday night, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public assemblies. The protesters were taking a lighthearted approach to oppose the government's decision this month to invoke colonial-era emergency regulations banning face masks at rallies as it struggles to contain the chaotic protest movement. Hong Kong's leader has said the ban on masks, which have become a hallmark of the protests, is aimed at deterring radical behavior.

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga plummets backward off stage while dancing with a fan
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Lady Gaga may have sung "Edge of Glory" but it was the edge of the stage that proved her undoing during her latest Enigma show in Las Vegas, when she plummeted backward into the crowd.The singer had invited a fan, Jack, up on stage to dance with her. Lady Gaga may have sung "Edge of Glory" but it was the edge of the stage that proved her undoing during her latest Enigma show in Las Vegas, when she plummeted backward into the crowd. The singer had invited a fan, Jack, up on stage to dance with her.

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