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Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka
- October 11, 2017

On Twitter , many users from several countries said they were unable to even access Facebook . Reports from users on Twitter and websites like DownDetector and Outage Report suggest that connection issues began around 5pm SAST. (more...)
Tropical Storm Ophelia close to becoming a hurricane Tropical Storm Ophelia close to becoming a hurricane
- October 11, 2017

Assuming Ophelia's wind speeds pick up as expected, this would be the tenth consecutive storm to reach hurricane strength in the Atlantic this season. The Atlantic also produced 10 consecutive hurricanes in 1876 and 1886. 9 around 5 a.m. EDT as the seventeenth, tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. (more...)
Gurdaspur bypoll: Over 55% electors cast their votes Gurdaspur bypoll: Over 55% electors cast their votes
- October 11, 2017

At some polling booths, long queues of voters were seen. "Polling across the State was peaceful". Election officials said 23-25 per cent voting was reported in the constituency. A total of 1,781 polling stations have been set up at 1,257 locations, of which 457 have been declared as vulnerable and 83 as critical. Votes will be counted on 15 October and the result will be declared the same day, the official said. (more...)
With Daesh surrounded, talks held on civilian exit from Raqqa
- October 11, 2017

The Syrian Democratic Forces are entering the final phase of battle for the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa as the terror group's caliphate continues to crumble. The US and Russian Federation have put in place channels to lessen the risk of fighting between the rival offensives they back. US officials have previously said that Islamic State had relocated some of its diminished command and propaganda structures to al-Mayadin as it was forced from territory elsewhere. (more...)
Spacewalkers float out to lubricate robotic arm Spacewalkers float out to lubricate robotic arm
- October 11, 2017

Bresnik and Vande Hei will also replace a camera outside the orbiting outpost that is now producing video with a pink hue, and they will replace a lens cover on another camera and conduct several other maintenance tasks. EVA will be performed by Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba and will cover lubricating parts of LEE grappler, regulations of brackets and rollers, replacing DEXTRE fuse and removing cover from Main Bus Switching Unit. (more...)
Couple, ages 100 and 98, die in California wildfire Couple, ages 100 and 98, die in California wildfire
- October 11, 2017

Charles managed to fight through the intense heat and smoke in the house, and nearly made it to his wife's side, Chuck told the NBC affiliate. The Rippeys, who met in grade school in Hartford, Wis., were 98 and 100 years old and couldn't escape the flames. (more...)
Paying Tribute To BJS Leader Nanaji Deshmukh, PM Modi Demands Cleanliness Paying Tribute To BJS Leader Nanaji Deshmukh, PM Modi Demands Cleanliness
- October 11, 2017

But, he cautioned that it should not be at the cost of diluting the spirit behind it. There should be no dilution or diversion from the spirit in which it was conceived. Their prolonged stay will help rural areas gain from their presence, Modi said. A child in a village should get opportunities like a city student to experiment in a laboratory and use latest technology, he said. (more...)
Ivana Trump Takes Credit For President Trump's Success, Bashes Marla Maples Ivana Trump Takes Credit For President Trump's Success, Bashes Marla Maples
- October 11, 2017

The Associated Press purchased an early copy of Ivana Trump's book, in which she writes glowingly about her marriage and her prominent role at the Trump Organization. "I can only shake my head at how it insane it was", Ivana writes. Trump's lawyer amplified the issue, however, by suggesting to a reporter there was no such thing as marital rape . (more...)
Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of LSU Freshman at Fraternity Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of LSU Freshman at Fraternity
- October 11, 2017

The national Phi Delta Theta organization removed the charter of the L.S.U. chapter on September 18, after its inquiry into Gruver's death "uncovered enough information to conclude that some chapter members were in violation of established risk management policies, including our Alcohol Free Housing policy". (more...)
Qatar National Bank's rules out sale of stake in UAE lender CBI
- October 11, 2017

A statement from the Qatari government communications office said that the boycott was "founded on petty jealousy, not real concerns" . "This demand is a clear attempt to undermine our independence", the official continued. The World Cup is the centrepiece of a carefully crafted strategy to project Qatar onto the global stage via sport. The call related to a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf pitting Qatar against regional rivals Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain over accusations Doha ... (more...)
Trump brings NBC's 'license' into question after nuclear arsenal report Trump brings NBC's 'license' into question after nuclear arsenal report
- October 11, 2017

His missive came shortly after he vehemently denied an NBC News report that he asked to dramatically expand the USA nuclear arsenal. "The president also said that NBC "made up a story that I wanted a 'tenfold" increase in our USA nuclear arsenal", which he described as "pure fiction, made up to demean". (more...)
Bengaluru's killer potholes: BJP protests outside BBMP office Bengaluru's killer potholes: BJP protests outside BBMP office
- October 11, 2017

At the Shettarahalli gate, while trying to negotiate a pothole, Lakshmi slowed down the two-wheeler when a truck hit them from behind, police said. The incident took place when deceased Veena was riding the bike with her friend. Back in 2015, a 36-year-old visual artist planted a life-sized crocodile in a 12-feet long pothole in north Bengaluru out of frustration with civic authorities. (more...)
Q2 2017 Sentiment Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (NYSE:RCL) Q2 2017 Sentiment Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (NYSE:RCL)
- October 11, 2017

The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $26.87 billion company. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 4 by Macquarie Research. Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Sysco Corporation (SYY ). (more...)
Airstrikes kill 79 civilians in Syria's Deir ez-Zour Airstrikes kill 79 civilians in Syria's Deir ez-Zour
- October 11, 2017

Russian Federation has raised the alarm over some 300 Daesh terrorists on pickup trucks infiltrating through a US-controlled zone in Syria's al-Tanf. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning flatly denied the Russian claims and pointed to online tallies that show no let up in the bombardment of IS targets in Iraq or Syria. (more...)
FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation for third-party influence
- October 11, 2017

The decision was taken by the Bureau of FIFA's ruling Council as the PFF's offices in Karachi are still in the control of a "court-appointed administrator". " FIFA recognizes Faisal Saleh Hayat as head of PFF and if the government doesn't stop intervening I think it will be a long suspension". The matter has been in the courts in recent years and judges have appointed an administrator to temporarily oversee the federation, which has been dogged by incompetence allegations and claims of ... (more...)
Visitors pranked on China glass bridge that appears to shatter beneath them Visitors pranked on China glass bridge that appears to shatter beneath them
- October 11, 2017

That being said, the next time we happen to find ourselves in the East Taihang Mountains outside of Handan city in China's Hebei Province, we'll definitely be lining up for this tourist trap. When you walk over those panels, the glass appears to shatter under your feet, and you can even hear the sound of glass breaking as you walk. Infrared sensors have been used to detect movement of tourists along with surround sound effect to make the "cracking" appear more real. (more...)
USA operations, staff in Turkey unaffected by visa row USA operations, staff in Turkey unaffected by visa row
- October 11, 2017

The row began after Turkish security services detained a US consular service worker for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen , a cleric living in the USA blamed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for inciting a June 2016 coup attempt against him. (more...)
Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman
- October 11, 2017

The actor finally took charge as Chairman of the premiere institute in Pune on January 7, 2016, while the police detained protesters calling him a "political appointee". He has appeared in over 500 films and has been part of the theatre circles. In 2002, he went behind the camera for Om Jai Jagadish. Kher has been part of several critically acclaimed global projects like Bend It Like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook . (more...)
Kashmir not in India; it's a different nation, says Bihar question paper Kashmir not in India; it's a different nation, says Bihar question paper
- October 11, 2017

The mistake was first pointed out by a student of the Vaishali district on Tuesday. The examination is being conducted under the Centre's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan , which is overseen in the state by the Bihar Education Project Council ( BEPC ), a wing of the state education department. (more...)
Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart' Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart'
- October 11, 2017

Roy's decision has soured his relationship with the TMC as clear from party secretary-general Partha Chatterjee's recent attack. "Mukul wanted to run the party as a zamindar", TMC leaders said. However, his detractors believe that without Mamata Banerjee (Bengal chief minister), he would be a spent force. "We have formed a political party to fight against the Congress rule. (more...)
Panchkula court extends Honeypreet's police remand Panchkula court extends Honeypreet's police remand
- October 11, 2017

The reports had earlier said that, Honeypreet had masterminded and funded the violence in Panchkula which took place on August 25, claimed the five Dera Sacha Sauda supporters, who are now in police custody. On the first day of interrogation, Honeypreet was asked about 40 questions but did not really give any clue or concrete answers to any of them. Police informed the court that all related information was saved in a laptop which would be soon recovered. (more...)
Russian tourist begs outside a temple after his ATM pin gets locked Russian tourist begs outside a temple after his ATM pin gets locked
- October 11, 2017

A Russian national begging at a temple in Kancheepuram created flutters as curious people started questioning him about his whereabouts and what he was doing there seeking elms from the visitors of the temple. When the local police came to know about this, they reached the spot and took him to the police station. They came to the conclusion that he had simply run out of money and had no clue how to reach Chennai . (more...)
South Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North South Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North
- October 11, 2017

European Union ambassadors last month agreed new sanctions against the North, according to diplomatic sources, including a ban on investments in North Korea and on European Union exports of oil. "We don't know if the North will accept our trip at a time when it only sees the U.S.as its dialogue partner, but we are pinning our hopes on a one in ten chance that may exist", he said. (more...)
Heavy rain responsible for Elphinstone bridge stampede, says probe panel
- October 11, 2017

The panel, headed by the Western Railway chief security officer, submitted its report to WR General Manager Anil Kumar today after recording statements of 30 commuters who were injured. This would also help prevent jams caused by people with heavy luggage during peak hours. Among the major suggestions to avoid any such situation in the future are restricting the movement of commuters, mainly vendors, carrying baskets stuffed with goods during peak hours. (more...)
Donald Trump WILL visit United Kingdom within months as trip finally confirmed
- October 11, 2017

Earlier this year, the British public banded together to sign a petition that stated: Mr Trump "should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen". The visit was also likely to see widespread protests. However a White House spokesperson denied the topic had been discussed. "The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the United Kingdom and there is no change to those plans". (more...)
This royal rule will stop Princess Charlotte's children inheriting titles This royal rule will stop Princess Charlotte's children inheriting titles
- October 11, 2017

So there is hope that this law will also be long gone by the time any potential children of Princess Charlotte's are on the scene. On the other hand, Prince George , 4, has the power to persuade the people into buying. However it's a different story for Prince George , whose future kids would all be Princes or Princesses. When Middleton steps out, she usually sets a new fashion trend. (more...)
US President Donald Trump welcomes Penguins to White House US President Donald Trump welcomes Penguins to White House
- October 11, 2017

Last year, the Penguins presented Barack Obama with a jersey featuring his name and No. 44 on the back as the 44th President of the United States. "What our team has been able to accomplish in the last two seasons our team is extremely proud of". (more...)
Turkish PM hopes relations with United States will normalize soon Turkish PM hopes relations with United States will normalize soon
- October 11, 2017

This week, both the U.S. and Turkey cancelled non-immigrant visa service between the two countries. Turkey's justice minister urged the United States to " revise " its visa suspension decision following the arrest of Topuz, stressing that his nation's government has the right to try its citizens for crimes committed in the country. (more...)
Girls take over the world for International Day of the Girl
- October 11, 2017

Every year the day is observed to bring focus on gender inequality and creating more opportunities for girls. "The US government invests heavily in girls' education, and through the SGAFP, the American people have worked with non-governmental organisations in Pakistan to improve the lives of over a million local women". (more...)
Kerala to probe ex-CM Chandy in Solar Scam case Kerala to probe ex-CM Chandy in Solar Scam case
- October 11, 2017

A criminal case would also be registered against former Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, who the commission found had attempted to protect Chandy. "I have nothing to fear as I am guided by my conscience". "I'm fully confident that I haven't done anything wrong". Pinarayi said in the press meet that the commission after its investigation found that former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his staff members are involved in the scam. (more...)

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