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United States withdraws from UNESCO citing Palestinian Tensions United States withdraws from UNESCO citing Palestinian Tensions
- October 12, 2017

The United States notified UNESCO, a UN cultural organization, of its withdrawal, the U.S. State announced on October 12. The lack of staffing and funding plans for UNESCO by the U.S. The United States suspended its UNESCO funding in 2011 over its vote to include Palestine as a member, and now owes about $550 million in back payments. (more...)
Pakistan, US engage at various levels after South Asia strategy stalemate: Aizaz Pakistan, US engage at various levels after South Asia strategy stalemate: Aizaz
- October 12, 2017

Ambassador Chaudhry was speaking as a chief guest in "Ambassador Insider Series" an event organized by The Washington Diplomat, a USA monthly newspaper. He commented that the economic status of Pakistan had significantly improved following improvements in the security situation, especially in the last four years. (more...)
Bunkering Resumes in Durban Following Severe Weather Bunkering Resumes in Durban Following Severe Weather
- October 12, 2017

TNPA chief executive Shulami Qalinge said: "We are extremely appreciative of the excellent collaboration between our TNPA marine teams and key stakeholders who acted quickly and efficiently". Motlohi could not estimate when the port would be opened again but said it is unlikely it will open on Wednesday. In a company statement TNPA said: "Whilst we are still in the process of determining damage to port infrastructure we are relieved that no injuries have been reported". (more...)
OH boy missing from crime scene believed to be in danger OH boy missing from crime scene believed to be in danger
- October 12, 2017

Police have issued a endangered missing child advisory for Devin Holston. A fourth victim was found in a residence about 1/4 mile north on state Route 93, at a relative's residence. Lawson is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 139 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. The names of the victims are not being released at this time pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. (more...)
Pakistan rescues Canadian-American family, abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 Pakistan rescues Canadian-American family, abducted in Afghanistan in 2012
- October 12, 2017

After being held captive by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network since 2012, American Caitlin Coleman and her family have finally been released, the White House announced. It is not clear how much Pakistan may have aided in the rescue efforts for Coleman and her family. Trump did not disclose what country or any details involved but said "one of my generals came in and they said, you know, I have to tell you, a year ago they would have never done that". (more...)
South Korea Says No Sign of North Korean Missile Launch Yet South Korea Says No Sign of North Korean Missile Launch Yet
- October 12, 2017

Anxiety has risen between the United States and North Korea succeeding a sequence of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a series of progressively aggressive interchange between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . "Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn't work!" the USA president said in a Twitter post on Monday. (more...)
Hrithik Roshan to romance Vaani Kapoor in YRF's action entertainer Hrithik Roshan to romance Vaani Kapoor in YRF's action entertainer
- October 12, 2017

Ever since her last film Befikre tanked at the box office, Vaani Kapoor has been keeping a low profile. He also said that he was looking for a young and fresh face for this movie and then he found Vaani. The upcoming film has been slated for a 2019 release and we are sure of the two dance guru's, Tiger and Hrithik to raise the temperatures as they share screen. (more...)
Talwars Acquitted In Daughter Aarushi's Murder By Allahabad High Court Talwars Acquitted In Daughter Aarushi's Murder By Allahabad High Court
- October 12, 2017

Arushi was fund murdered with her throat slit with surgical precision in her bedroom in the Talwar's Jal Vayu Vihar apartment, located in Noida, on May 16, 2008. The Special CBI court in Ghaziabad had previously sentenced the Talwars to rigorous imprisonment for life. The CBI said that it is waiting for a copy of the judgment and after going through it would move the Supreme Court in appeal. (more...)
Warm with chance of scattered showers Warm with chance of scattered showers
- October 12, 2017

Fall-like temperatures are not here to stick around. Morning lows are starting in the upper 20s to the low 40s, meaning patchy frost is likely across many areas. Tuesday could be our coolest of the next 8, with highs forecast to only reach the low 70s. Highs will be in the mid and upper 60s. This impressive summerlike warmth will continue for another day, before we get a taste of fall for the end of the workweek. (more...)
Crew member's death: Lagos police arrest Davido Crew member's death: Lagos police arrest Davido
- October 12, 2017

Apart from the autopsy report revealing that Tagbo died of asphyxia or suffocation, investigations also revealed that he was abandoned in his vehicle at the hospital by Davido's driver and two of his friends: Agbeje Olaoye and Idris Busari. (more...)
Uproar as killer stepfather walks free, leaves courtroom smiling and laughing Uproar as killer stepfather walks free, leaves courtroom smiling and laughing
- October 12, 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she would ask the state's Attorney-General to look at the sentence, which has angered child protection advocates who think it was unacceptable and were appalled by Scown's response. "You ought to have acted yourself, regardless of her wishes". Prosecutor Phil McCarthy told the court that Scown called emergency services when Tyrell began vomiting after he was put to sleep by his mother and told the operator "it looks like he's going to die". (more...)
Hurricane Ophelia could soon reach Europe Hurricane Ophelia could soon reach Europe
- October 12, 2017

The remnants of Ophelia look set to reach the United Kingdom on Monday, with unsettled weather expected to cause disruption, the Met Office said. Forecasters say Ophelia has become the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, churning far out at sea and posing no immediate threat to land. (more...)
Woman, 100, Tied in Deadly Home Invasion Escapes, Calls Cops Woman, 100, Tied in Deadly Home Invasion Escapes, Calls Cops
- October 12, 2017

PIX11's sources say the couple may have been targeted since they were landloards. The centenarian somehow managed to free herself and call cops, but her husband was unable to do so. "I came walking up the block from work and she came running out the house screaming", Paterson said. "Oh my god. It breaks my heart to see my uncle died". (more...)
Duterte pulls police off drugs crackdown Duterte pulls police off drugs crackdown
- October 12, 2017

Duterte issued the order a few days after his latest net satisfaction score suffered from its biggest fall since he became president. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday destroyed a total of PHP10.67 million worth of controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs), together with laboratory equipment intended for the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. (more...)
[LIVE] Liberia polls 'largely credible,' presidential run-off likely [LIVE] Liberia polls 'largely credible,' presidential run-off likely
- October 12, 2017

As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections. Worldwide observers say the polls went smoothly despite late start to voting in some counties. Voters commended her leadership but said they were ready for change. (more...)
Germany: 'No evidence' Russian Federation used Kaspersky software to spy on US
- October 12, 2017

Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Wednesday it had no evidence to back media reports that Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab antivirus software to spy on USA authorities. Responding to Sky News on Wednesday, Kaspersky Labs restated that it was not involved in and does not possess any knowledge of the situation in question. (more...)
Turkish, US officials to meet over diplomatic dispute - Deputy PM Turkish, US officials to meet over diplomatic dispute - Deputy PM
- October 12, 2017

Turkey and the USA have agreed to work to resolve the diplomatic row between the countries, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Thursday. In a phone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Tillerson also called on the Turkish government to present evidence behind the accusations against the employees, the department said. (more...)
Poll dates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh today Poll dates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh today
- October 12, 2017

While the Congress has not named any leader as its chief ministerial candidate for Gujarat polls, it has announced incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as the candidate for Himachal Pradesh. The announcement will be made at 4 PM in Delhi today. Jyoti had said that to tally the number of slips with the votes cast, the paper slips would be counted at a single booth in each of the 182 constituencies. (more...)
Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement
- October 12, 2017

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent weeks, creating new tension in the region. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as "the calm before the storm". (more...)
Nanded Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017: Counting of votes underway Nanded Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017: Counting of votes underway
- October 12, 2017

According to latest reports, Congress is ahead in 28 seats out of 81 seats. The Congress' partner National Congress Party failed to secure any lead as per the ongoing vote count at 1 p.m., a State Election Commission (SEC) official said. The party may lose all 11 seats it had won in 2012. In the recent elections to the 16 municipal corporations, the BJP came to power in 13. Nanded Municipal Corporation has 3.96 lakh registered voters of whom 60 per cent turned out to vote on Wednesday. (more...)
Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Imran Khan in contempt case Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Imran Khan in contempt case
- October 12, 2017

He said that a protest is also being launched against Khan due to bad performance of the PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that Khan's slogan of eliminating corruption is fake. Imran was also ordered to appear on that day in the commission in person. The five-member bench of the top poll supervisory body announced its decision during the contempt of court hearing against the PTI chief filed by dissident party leader, Akbar S Babar. (more...)
Hamas says it has reached deal with Palestinian rival Fatah in Cairo Hamas says it has reached deal with Palestinian rival Fatah in Cairo
- October 12, 2017

PA President and Fatah Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian television last week that he would not accept a scenario in which Hamas's armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, kept control of its weapons. "We make every effort possible to implement it to start a new chapter in the history of our people", Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem told Reuters. A party to the negotiations, who asked not to be identified, said the agreement would see forces of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, which is dominated ... (more...)
USA officials 'respectfully' took down Russian flags - State Department USA officials 'respectfully' took down Russian flags - State Department
- October 12, 2017

According to the lawmaker, "after ordering to cut the number of staff members of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russian Federation for parity, Russian Federation reserves the right to take other retaliatory measures". This is the same number of diplomatic personnel that Russia has had in the United States since then US President Barack Obama's ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in December 2016. (more...)
Supremo tem novo empate em votação sobre afastamento de parlamentares Supremo tem novo empate em votação sobre afastamento de parlamentares
- October 12, 2017

A presidente do STF fez um discurso sobre a separação dos poderes e disse que não caberia ao Legislativo interferir em decisões judiciais. Durante as discussões, Gilmar Mendes criticou a decisão da 1ª Turma que afastou Aécio. "O Supremo Tribunal Federal não pode atuar como fomentador de tensões constitucionais", disse Toffoli. "O ponto de divergência de Vossa Excelência é o ponto central do meu voto, portanto sou voto vencido", afirmou Fachin a Cármen. (more...)
Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) Valuation According To Analysts
- October 12, 2017

The average 1-year price target for FirstEnergy Corp. The stock 0.01% or $0 on October 11, reaching $10.57. It has outperformed by 0.02% the S&P500. Pioneer Investment Mgmt stated it has 224,102 shares. 6,655 were accumulated by Of Vermont. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 7,774 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. (more...)
Devils hand Maple Leafs first loss of season Devils hand Maple Leafs first loss of season
- October 12, 2017

The Devils scored twice in the second period to break a 2-2 tie. They dominated when it came to puck possession, per hockeystats.ca , and fired 43 shots against Forsberg, including 36 through the final two periods and into overtime. New Jersey went ahead 3-2 at 9:58 of the second on the power play, with rookie Jesper Bratt finding Zacha left alone in front of goal to complete a tic-tac-toe passing sequence. (more...)
Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters
- October 12, 2017

Obviously injured and in distress, Andy Murray chose not to abandon the match and that fact may have worsened that hip condition. Federer next faces another potential banana skin in Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov on Thursday. Earlier, sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov saved three match points before finally defeating Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6). 'The goal at the beginning of the year wasn't the no. (more...)
Trump urged to uphold Iran nuclear deal Trump urged to uphold Iran nuclear deal
- October 12, 2017

It's believed Trump will say the Iran deal is not in America's national interest, and he might announce new sanctions or penalties on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Post reports . Several US officials have said Trump might this time choose not certify the accord. Trump is expected to announce an "overall Iran strategy", including whether to decertify the global deal curbing Tehran's nuclear programme ahead of an October 15 deadline. (more...)
Spain sets clock ticking on Catalan independence row Spain sets clock ticking on Catalan independence row
- October 12, 2017

In a press conference after an extraordinary cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said "the cabinet meeting has agreed on formally asking Generalitat to clarify if they have declared the independence of Catalonia". Lawyers, civil society groups and politicians in Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain have offered to mediate between the two sides, but the prime minister rejected the offers. (more...)
Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court to pronounce its verdict on Thursday Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court to pronounce its verdict on Thursday
- October 12, 2017

The pair were sentenced to life by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on 26 November, 2013 , a day after their conviction. The police then suspected the Talwars and said Rajesh Talwar had murdered Aarushi and Hemraj after finding them in an "objectionable" position. (more...)

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