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Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, police say

Kabul police chief says the Australian woman was with her Afghan driver when she was abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night Unknown gunmen have kidnapped an Australian employee of a non-governmental organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan police have said. General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul city police chief, said the woman was […]

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George W. Bush press secretary: I’m not voting for president

Washington (CNN)Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has joined a growing number of Republicans who are not only declining to vote for Hillary Clinton, but are also refusing to vote for their party’s candidate. Fleischer, who served former President George W. Bush, announced his decision to leave the option for president blank on his […]

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National poll finds Clinton, Trump virtually deadlocked

Washington (CNN)Another national survey shows a near-even race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the final weekend before Election Day. The former secretary of state has 44% of support among likely voters in a McClatchy-Marist poll released Saturday while the businessman has 43%, within the poll’s margin of error.

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Turkish police use tear gas, water cannons against protesters

Istanbul (CNN)Clashes erupted Saturday in Istanbul between police and protesters demonstrating against the arrests of opposition politicians and journalists. Turkish police in riot gear used tear gas, stun grenades and pepper spray to break up a crowd of several hundred people. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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Journalists arrested as Ankara steps up crackdown on dissent

Staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper detained as critics claim Erdoan is using failed coup as a pretext to crush the opposition Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest of nine staff members of a leading opposition newspaper and detained more pro-Kurdish officials, widening an anti-terror probe that has drawn condemnation from the west. The arrests, a […]

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Eden Hazard inspires Everton thrashing as Chelsea top the Premier League

Hazard scored twice as superb Chelsea made it five successive wins in the league with a 5-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge The fans in the Matthew Harding Stand spent the second half bellowing Antonio Contes name, making it perfectly clear that they have a new hero at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea were so […]

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Ireland clinch first ever win over New Zealand to end All Blacks record streak

Ireland claimed a first ever win over New Zealand in 111 years, ending the All Blacks record winning streak of 18, as Robbie Henshaws late try sealed a famous 40-29 victory In a week where the Chicago Cubs finally put the curse of the Billy Goat to bed, there was no shortage of folks here […]

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Misfiring Tottenham seek route to goal against Arsenal to end worrying run | David Hytner

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said the team must change their mentality as they prepare to meet neighbours Arsenal on Sunday For Hugo Lloris, the low point of Tottenham Hotspurs season was defined by something unacceptable. The teams style suffered a jarring breakdown in the 2-0 Premier League home win over Manchester City on 2 […]

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Obama chastises Pennsylvania senator for lacking ‘courage’ against Trump

President says Pat Toomey, a Republican facing a tough re-election bid, is trying to have it both ways on Trump by refusing to tell voters where he stands Barack Obama rebuked Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Saturday, criticising the Republican for using his words in a campaign ad and for lacking the political courage […]

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Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn

Seismologists say recent tremors were caused by a geological shift that may herald further disasters Scientists have warned that central Italy faces a serious risk of suffering further devastating earthquakes in the near future. The region in central Italy north of Rome has already been struck by three major tremors over the past few weeks. […]

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