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China confirms will amend party constitution, likely to include Xi’s theories

A picture shows Chinese President Xi Jinping’s portrait during an exhibition displaying China’s achievements for the past five years, as a part of the celebrations of the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at Beijing Exhibition Centre in Beijing, China October 10, 2017. Picture taken October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee October 15, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party has agreed to amend the party constitution, expected to embed President Xi Jinping’s political thought, ahead of next week’s five-yearly party congress in which Xi will tighten his grip on power. The party’s Central...

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo October 14, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. The academy said in a statement that its board of governors “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy.” A representative for Weinstein had no immediate...

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Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body

File Photo – Dismissed governor of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi (R), waves to supporters of the separatist Southern Movement as they demonstrated against recent decisions by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi that sacked senior officials supported by the United Arab Emirates, including al-Zubaidi in Aden, Yemen May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman October 14, 2017 ADEN (Reuters) – A rebel former governor of Aden who is leading a movement for southern Yemen’s secession has said an independence referendum would be announced soon and a parliamentary body set up to administer the territory. Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, who was...

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Pakistan’s hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain

A still image from a video posted by the Taliban on social media on December 19, 2016 shows American Caitlan Coleman (L) speaking next to her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their two sons. Courtesy Taliban/Social media via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY October 14, 2017 (This version of the story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman’s name) By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan’s army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in...

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Highlights from Friday’s NHL games

Oct 13, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier (28) shoots on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) while defended by defenseman Mike Green (25) during the third period at T-Mobile Arena. Detroit won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports October 14, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Friday: Red Wings 6, Golden Knights 3 Gustav Nyquist scored two goals and Henrik Zetterberg added a goal and three assists as the Detroit Red Wings scored four third-period goals and handed Vegas the first loss in team...

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