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Israeli jets attack anti-aircraft battery in Syria in retaliatory strike
- October 16, 2017

They were not hit and returned to base safely. The battery targeted was located some 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Damascus. "We see the Syrian regime as responsible for all the firing carried out from its territory, which is a clear Syrian provocation and we will not allow it", said IDF Spokesman Brig. (more...)
Authorities cry arson as fires devastate northwestern Spain Authorities cry arson as fires devastate northwestern Spain
- October 16, 2017

Portugal has been hit especially hard by wildfires this year, with 64 people dying in one fire in June. He tweeted: "I'm heading to Galicia". After a weekend in which more than a hundred fires were started in the region and fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia , the city of Vigo was on Sunday under siege as fires began to burn buildings leading to hundreds being evacuated. (more...)
Theresa May flies to Brussels for emergency talks to rescue Brexit Theresa May flies to Brussels for emergency talks to rescue Brexit
- October 16, 2017

Sky News reported that Teresa May will accompany Brexit Deputy Minister Davis Davis today to Brussels . Government sources say the meeting has been planned for "a while" and therefore "it would be wrong to say it represents any view on negotiations". (more...)
Catalan Leader Triggers Showdown With Spain Over Independence Catalan Leader Triggers Showdown With Spain Over Independence
- October 16, 2017

Madrid has previously said it refuses to negotiate on Catalan independence and has threatened to take drastic measures like suspending the region's autonomy if Puigdemont presses ahead with independence. It was a ceremony filled with symbolism and held as pressure mounts on Puigdemont to clarify if he did or didn't actually declare independence last week. (more...)
Taj Mahal built by traitor; we're removing them from history Taj Mahal built by traitor; we're removing them from history
- October 16, 2017

What history are you talking about? Som's statement comes in the wake of Taj Mahal not being included in an Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department booklet listing tourist attractions in the state. He was commenting on gifting the models of Taj Mahal to foreign dignitaries by government officials . The controversy escalated further when a booklet on prominent tourist spots, released by Uttar Pradesh government, missed the historic monument. (more...)
Australia vows to support allies despite N. Korea threat Australia vows to support allies despite N. Korea threat
- October 16, 2017

A statement carried by KCNA on Saturday said: "Lately, Australia is showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the United States against the DPRK". Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has brushed off North Korea's latest threats against Australia, saying the Government will continue to press the rogue regime to abandon its nuclear weapons program . (more...)
Union makes final offer to avoid Ontario College strike Union makes final offer to avoid Ontario College strike
- October 16, 2017

Don Sinclair, CEO of the College Employer Council, said the two sides are about $250 million apart annually on a new contract. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) issued a press release Saturday afternoon saying that its offer to the College Employer Council (CEC), which bargains on behalf of the province's 24 colleges, is built around three critical proposals. (more...)
Huskers introduce Bill Moos as new AD Huskers introduce Bill Moos as new AD
- October 16, 2017

He agreed to a five-year contract at Nebraska that will pay him $1 million annually, plus incentives. The university announced Moos' hiring four weeks after the firing of Shawn Eichorst. "As we speak right now, he's my football coach", Moos said. "I was surprised when he left to come here, but I thought he should do very, very well". (more...)
Aarushi's parents will return to jail every 15 days -- to treat inmates Aarushi's parents will return to jail every 15 days -- to treat inmates
- October 16, 2017

However, jail authorities did not receive the court order leading to a two-day delay. Saturday and Sunday were court holidays. Meanwhile, the Talwars' kin are relieved, and say they will look forward to celebrating Diwali with Rajesh and Nupur at home. (more...)
RSS Worker Critically Injured In Attack By Suspected Left Activists: Cops RSS Worker Critically Injured In Attack By Suspected Left Activists: Cops
- October 16, 2017

Nidhish was first taken to a hospital in Thalassery, but have now been shifted to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital. Our party has more than 11 crore members. BJP has alleged that political killings in Kerala are patronised by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the Left govt in the state. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. (more...)
Amit Shah defends son Jay, says no corruption in his business deals Amit Shah defends son Jay, says no corruption in his business deals
- October 16, 2017

Though this loss was duly reported by The Wire in its recital of the company's fortunes, Amit Shah claimed that it was not. Rejecting the allegation against his son, whose company had reportedly recorded an extraordinary spike in business after the BJP came to power at the Centre, as "without evidence", he said everyone has right to move court. (more...)
Modi visit to Gujarat raises hopes of more sops Modi visit to Gujarat raises hopes of more sops
- October 16, 2017

Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani on Sunday called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a "migratory bird" who will be sent back to his "place" by the people of Gujarat after the Assembly elections. On the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan , the state BJP chief said, "This, I think, will probably be the country's first a such big workers' convention, for which we have made elaborate arrangements..." In total, the yatra covered a distance of around 4,471 kilometres, spread over 149 of the 182 ... (more...)
7 injured, 1 missing in Louisiana oil rig explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEO) 7 injured, 1 missing in Louisiana oil rig explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
- October 16, 2017

McGregor said that while numerous injuries are serious, no one has died yet as a result of the explosion. One person remains missing. The platform is used to transfer and store oil from nearby wells, and is not a wellhead itself, officials said. (more...)
Tesla Motors fires hundreds of workers after performance reviews
- October 16, 2017

According to The Mercury News, Tesla said it regularly conducts annual performance reviews that often result in promotions or bonuses as well as dismissals. The company has offered scant detail about the problems it's having producing the auto. A Tesla spokesperson refuted that claim in an email to Business Insider last week: "We are still in the beginning of our production ramp, but every Model 3 is being built on the Model 3 production line, which is fully installed, powered on, producing ... (more...)
Trump accuser subpoenas campaign for documents on other allegations Trump accuser subpoenas campaign for documents on other allegations
- October 16, 2017

A woman who said President Trump groped her a decade ago subpoenaed him for all documents from his campaign about every woman who has accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior. The Trump Administration has already been through what can only be categorized as a disastrous run of affairs in the White House so far. It requests information pertaining to allegations made by other women against Trump including; Kristin Anderson, Jessica Drake, Jessica Leeds, Natasha Stoynoff, and Temple ... (more...)
GTA under special weather statement ahead of 'sharp cold front' GTA under special weather statement ahead of 'sharp cold front'
- October 15, 2017

Crews around the GTA are working to restore power and clean up damage after high winds tore through the region, bringing down branches, whipping rain and tossing debris. In a special weather statement issued Saturday, the agency says a sharp cold front will sweep across southern Ontario. The winds are expected to die down Sunday night. (more...)
Pakistan withdraws Hafiz Saeed's detention request under anti-terror law Pakistan withdraws Hafiz Saeed's detention request under anti-terror law
- October 15, 2017

On Saturday, Home Department of the Punjab government told a review board of the Supreme Court that the provincial government did not include charges of terrorism in the new order for Saeed and his four aides. He, however, has repeatedly denied involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Saeed's advocate A K Dogar argued the government detained the JuD leader on the basis of apprehensions and hearsay. (more...)
Genesis Energy, LP Common Uni (GEL) Reached a 52-Week Low Genesis Energy, LP Common Uni (GEL) Reached a 52-Week Low
- October 15, 2017

Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Genesis Energy L.P., 0 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 3 recommend "Hold". Therefore 67% are positive. Genesis Energy, L.P. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi on Donald Trump's tweet-We think he cant keep calm Rahul Gandhi on Donald Trump's tweet-We think he cant keep calm
- October 15, 2017

Gandhi, who in recent days has shown a surprising penchant for witty social media posts, made this observation on Twitter. And need not to forget, Rahul Gandhi is simply pointing Modi Ji and Donald Trump's Hugging photograph captured. Donald Trump, who has been vocal about Pakistan not doing enough to tackle the menace of terrorism, thanked Islamabad and said Washington was trying to develop better ties with the country. (more...)
Best 'GameDay' signs from Week 7 at James Madison Best 'GameDay' signs from Week 7 at James Madison
- October 15, 2017

JMU earned its first six points on two field goals booted in by junior kicker Tyler Gray. Schor has single-handedly kept the Dukes offense alive in the first half. Coming into today's game, JMU was 14th in the FCS in rushing yards allowed per game. Schor capped a five-play, 56-yard drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass to David Eldridge with 7:02 to play. (more...)
Indonesia AirAsia flight turns back due to technical issue
- October 15, 2017

Video from passengers on board showed oxygen masks drop from the ceiling and passengers being told to brace. "The panic was escalated because of the behaviour of staff who were screaming and looked tearful", passenger Clare Askew told Channel Seven. (more...)
Voting concludes for Kyrgyzstan' presidential election Voting concludes for Kyrgyzstan' presidential election
- October 15, 2017

The country then restyled itself as a parliamentary republic, limiting presidential powers mostly to foreign policy and security issues. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's chosen successor Sooronbai Jeenbekov was today tipped to win a presidential election, defying predictions of a second round and fears of instability in the Central Asian country. (more...)
Family reunited with dog after devastating California wildfire Family reunited with dog after devastating California wildfire
- October 15, 2017

Izzy ran off when Weaver's parents were evacuating and he says his mother was devastated. An emotional reunion between two men and their beloved family dog has been caught on video, after they were forced to leave her behind in raging wildfires . (more...)
Amber Alert for missing Prince William County teen Amber Alert for missing Prince William County teen
- October 15, 2017

Medrano Segovia is described as a Hispanic man with brown eyes and black hair. Segovia is believed to be wearing a black V-neck and jeans with white Nikes. She was last seen in the 14800 block of Danville Road in Woodbridge , Virginia, wearing a white long-sleeve shirt with a purple stripe, jeans, a light-colored jacket and a gold Michael Kors watch. (more...)
Bangladesh Chief Justice faces 11 charges, including graft Bangladesh Chief Justice faces 11 charges, including graft
- October 15, 2017

He also issued a written statement, in first such media interaction since the government announced his one-month "sick leave" beginning October 3. Mr Sinha added he "firmly believes" his stance over a recent verdict was misinterpreted to the government, upsetting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina but expected her to realise the fact soon. (more...)
Haley: Trump move on Iran sends 'perfect message' to North Korea Haley: Trump move on Iran sends 'perfect message' to North Korea
- October 15, 2017

On Friday, Trump refused to formally certify that Iran was meeting the requirements of a 2015 worldwide deal aimed at monitoring and controlling that country's nuclear program. "When the global community gives Iran a pass for all these things-the ballistic missile testing, the arms sales, their support of terrorism-and they look the other way all in the name of keeping the deal, then you are looking at something that's too big to fail", Haley said. (more...)
Rose McGowan goes off on James Corden's Harvey Weinstein jokes Rose McGowan goes off on James Corden's Harvey Weinstein jokes
- October 15, 2017

Just days after several actresses had exposed movie exec for years of sexual harassment and sexual assault, Corden made several casual jokes about the offences - jokes which many in the audience, and on social media, found to be in poor taste. (more...)
Iran Closes Border With Kurdish Iraq Over Independence Referendum Iran Closes Border With Kurdish Iraq Over Independence Referendum
- October 15, 2017

The Iranian authorities on Sunday blocked its border crossing points with the region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq in response to controversial independence referendum held by the region last month, the media reported. "As we have announced, Iran has closed its air space to the Iraqi Kurdistan region at the request of Iraq's central government", Qasemi told ISNA. In the immediate aftermath of the illegitimate referendum, Baghdad banned worldwide flights from entering KRG-controlled areas and ... (more...)
School District Pulls To Kill a Mockingbird From Curriculum School District Pulls To Kill a Mockingbird From Curriculum
- October 15, 2017

The book was pulled mid-curriculum following a series of complaints from parents. It was an administrative and department decision, a member of the school board said, and not something that the school board voted on. Superintendent Arthur McMillan released a statement Thursday saying, "There are many resources and materials that are available to teach state academic standards to our students". (more...)
General Motors Added To The List Of Automakers Supplied With Substandard Metals General Motors Added To The List Of Automakers Supplied With Substandard Metals
- October 15, 2017

The company announced that re are more inaccurate data available in 9 types of products. The venture's products are "not at this point" included in the probe, he added. Tokyo Electric said the piping, which it bought for use at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power station, near Fukushima Daiichi, had not been checked to ensure it met size requirements. (more...)

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