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The Al Smith Dinner: Clinton and Trump's Most Memorable Jabs

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner isn't officially a roast, but that didn't stop Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from delivering a series of zingers.
Oct 21

IS Attacks Iraq City of Kirkuk, Power Plant Amid Mosul Fight

Militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early on Friday.
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Police Arrest 2 in San Francisco High School Shooting

Two people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday's shooting incident outside a pair of San Francisco high schools which left four students injured, police said Thursday evening.
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Typhoon Haima Churns Toward China After Lashing Philippines

Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.
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In Haiti, Hopes Dim for Missing Victims of Hurricane Matthew

The central government says the official toll stands at 546 dead and 128 missing, but many believe the figures could be higher and some rugged areas still have not been fully assessed.
Oct 21