Thousands evacuate as California wildfires kill 10

More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through through California's wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds ...
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US wants an Iron Dome of its own

US Department of Defense considering purchase of Israeli Iron Dome defense system to protect its military crews stationed around the ...
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Wildfires sweeping California wine country kill at least 10

Fanned by strong winds, northern California wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced some 20,000 people to flee ...
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Steve Bannon Tells Sen. Bob Corker To Resign For Insulting Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker to “resign immediately” after the Tennessee Republican’s blistering ...
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Leaked Email: Here’s Lisa Bloom Teasing Stories That Undermine Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers

Last Thursday, after the New York Times reported on decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorney ...
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Al Jazeera admits to planting undercover reporter in U.S. pro-Israel organizations

A new documentary will 'reveal how the Israel lobby in America works,' says Al Jazeera's director of investigative reporting ...
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The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summits

President of the Syrian National Coalition Khaled Khoja, right, is joined by Syrian National Coalition Special Representative to the U.S. and the United Nations Najib Ghadbian as he speaks to reporters during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism — the Islamic State in particular — and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):

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Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria

By Alexander Winning and Suleiman Al-Khalidi MOSCOW/AMMAN (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad. A senior Russian military officer said Russian jets based in western Syria had carried out more than 60 sorties in 72 hours across Syria. “We will not only continue strikes… We will also increase their intensity,” said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

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Marking 25 years of German unity, president says refugee crisis even bigger challenge

German Chancellor Merkel, President Gauck and his partner Schadt attend a ceremony in the 'Alte Oper' in FrankfurtBy Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – As Germany celebrated 25 years since reunification on Saturday, President Joachim Gauck said Europe’s refugee crisis posed a greater challenge to the country than the welding together of western Germany and the former communist East. Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor from East Germany who played a prominent role in the peaceful protests there that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, said the two halves of the country had become one over the past quarter of a century. “What belongs together has grown back together,” he told an audience in Frankfurt that included Chancellor Angela Merkel and civil rights campaigners from the former East.

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