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Commemorating the black day of Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir on Oct 27, 1947, "the Senate of Pakistan reiterates the stance of Hurriyat Leadership that any attempt for dialogue without engaging Pakistan in this regard is not only against longstanding worldwide resolutions of the United Nations, but reflects India's continued selfishness, insincerity and blatant disregard of global principles of self-determination." the resolution said.
  • Russian copter with eight people goes down in sea in Norway

    Russian copter with eight people goes down in sea in Norway

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    Svalbard is governed under a 1920 treaty giving Norway sovereignty, but allowing all nations that sign the treaty to do business there and to exploit its natural resources. Tore Hongset, another spokesman for the rescue coordination center, told Norwegian news agency NTB that it did not receive any mayday signal from the helicopter.
  • Indonesia fireworks blast toll rises to 47

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    Firefighters took hours to bring the blaze under control. Tangerang police chief Hary Kurniawan says the death toll could rise further as numerous dozens of injured have extensive burns. Quoting a local official, MetroTV said that while the factory had a permit, its closeness to a residential neighbourhood was against regulations. A factory worker at the hospital in Kramat Jati said the fire erupted in the middle of production.
  • Catalan leader stumbles in bid for independence from Spain

    Catalan leader stumbles in bid for independence from Spain

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    Madrid insists it can not negotiate secession, and prime minister Mariano Rajoy is seeking to activate constitutional powers that will allow the government to take over control of much of the autonomous region's affairs. Catalan authorities said 90% of voters favored a split from Madrid. The semi-autonomous region accounts for 16 per cent of Spain's population and 20 percent of its economic output.
  • George HW Bush apologises after actress accuses him of sexual assault

    George HW Bush apologises after actress accuses him of sexual assault

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    In a since-deleted Instagram post, Heather Lind described her 'disturbing" encounter with Bush Sr - and now Jordana Grolnick has followed suit, revealing that her experience was "entirely similar' to Ms Lind's. president sexually assaulted her when they posed for a photograph several years ago. It seems to me a President's power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people , and serve as a symbol of our democracy.
  • Iraq rejects Kurdish offer to 'freeze' independence

    Iraq rejects Kurdish offer to 'freeze' independence

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    The offer was rejected by Abadi's government, which said the independence referendum result must be annulled, rather than merely suspended, as a pre-condition to any talks. The statement from the Kurdish regional government says the Iraqi forces were "using heavy artillery. advancing toward peshmerga positions". Al-Abadi's announcement comes during a visit to Iran on Thursday.
  • America's National Parks Could See Increase in Entrance Fees

    America's National Parks Could See Increase in Entrance Fees

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    The Park Service opened a 30-day public comment period until November 23. The proposed peak season for the Olympics would be May through September 2018; for Mount Rainier, June through October. All of the funds will go towards improving park facilities, infrastructure, and visitor services. Federal law requires that 80 percent of all entrance fees collected at a national park be spent on maintenance at that park.
  • Community Mourns Death Of Richardson 3-Year-Old

    Community Mourns Death Of Richardson 3-Year-Old

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    Mathews' daughter, Sherin, went missing in the early hours of October 7, after Wesley left her outside in an alleyway - allegedly frequented by coyotes - because she didn't drink her milk . He said she was gone when he returned 15 minutes later and then, he went inside to do laundry, waiting for sunrise so he could continue searching for the little girl.