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UK's May Expected To Pick Brexiteer To Replace Scandal-Hit Aid Minister

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to speak at the Conferederation of British Industrys annual conference in London Britain November 6 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to appoint Brexit-supporting lawmaker Penny Mordaunt as aid minister on Thursday following a resignation that has left her struggling to stave off open conflict in a cabinet divided over leaving the EU.

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Kurds Displaced By Iraq Advance Fear Reprisals If They Return

ZINANA, Iraq - Four hours after first hearing gunfire outside his home, Abu Riwar bundled his wife and six children into his car and drove to a remote village 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Syria's Eastern Ghouta Faces 'Complete Catastrophe': U.N.

GENEVA - The 400,000 civilians besieged in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta face “complete catastrophe” because aid deliveries are blocked and hundreds of people need urgent medical evacuation, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday.

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Syrian Army Takes Last Islamic State Bastion In Syria: Army Statement

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Syria, representing the end of Islamic State’s project in the region, the army general command said on Thursday.

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Iranian Political Activist Shot Dead In Netherlands

Ahmad Mola Nissi

AMSTERDAM - A political activist who founded an Arab nationalist group seeking an independent state inside Iran was shot dead in the Netherlands, police said on Thursday.

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Putin Says Doping Allegations Against Russia Meant To Stir Discontent

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Thursday that allegations of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia were an attempt to sow discontent ahead of the country’s presidential elections.

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Thai Customs Seize Ivory And Pangolin Scales At Suvarnabhumi Airport

BANGKOK, Nov 9 -- Thai customs authority seized 39 pieces of ivory weighing about 116kg, along with 15kg of pangolin scales at the Suvarnabhumi Airport here last Tuesday.

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Shirtless Justin Bieber Shows Off His Huge Torso Tattoos

He's reportedly trying to win back his on-off ex Selena Gomez.

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Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Wear Rings As They Grab Coffee

They are rumored to have tied the knot six months in a quiet ceremony at their Malibu home.

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'Pregnant' Khloe Kardashian Bundles Up Her Baby Bump

She has yet to confirm the rumors of her pregnancy.

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