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Philippine police van rams protesters in front of US Embassy

Police used tear gas on dozens of protesters who themselves clashed with police. However, Chief Inspector Arsenio Riparip, one of the officers overseeing the incident, said a total of 23 protesters were arrested after they broke through the line of police securing the embassy's gates.


3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election

3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election

In response to the consul general in Houston, Alexander Zakharov, Oklahoma officials replied with diplomacy rather than outrage at the suggestion. Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler wrote that recent flooding had left his office extremely short-staffed trying to deal with the damage and prepare adequately for the vote on November 8.



NUJ commends Nigerian Government for release Of 21 Chibok girls

This Day gathered that as many as 57 girls escaped nearly immediately in 2014, with one found months ago. The government said at least one child, a boy of about 20 months, was among those released. "This development as we learned is as a result of the Federal Government's determination to secure the release of the girls through negotiations initiated by the Department of State Services (DSS)".


Assad Says Aleppo to Serve as Springboard for Liberation

Assad Says Aleppo to Serve as Springboard for Liberation

Leading charities issued a joint plea "to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo ". The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, are to meet in Lausanne , Switzerland. Though, he noted, "We can not do anything without the Americans". Insurgent groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria's civil war, a USA ...



Aleppo residents snub evacuation corridor

Russian Federation is under global pressure to step back from the Aleppo offensive and on Friday extended a "humanitarian pause", which began on Thursday, to Saturday evening. The top United Nations human rights official said today that the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted "crimes of historic proportions" that have caused heavy civilian casualties amounting to war crimes.


Russia's Putin willing to halt Aleppo airstrikes for longer

Russia's Putin willing to halt Aleppo airstrikes for longer

The meeting took place against the backdrop of heightened tensions between Russia and the West about Moscow's military support for Syria , and news that Russian warships off the coast of Norway were preparing to reinforce a brutal assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo .