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England lose by two wickets in opening Ashes match
- October 24, 2017

Winfield and Sarah Taylor (34) put on 56 for the second wicket, but Winfield's run-out, along with some good fielding from Australia , slowed England's middle order. I think at a contest at that high level, anyone can win. If you're Australia, you don't want to be thinking they can't win because Stokes isn't there. (more...)
Centre's funds to states not charity: Karnataka CM
- October 24, 2017

It is said that the temple authorities are of the opinion that it is between the devotee and the god. However, to perform specific sevas, devotees have to follow guidelines as per Hindu religious scriptures. Prior to the function, the CM and his ministers had lunched at the Inspection Bungalow at Bantwal, where he had kaane fry (lady fish fry) and kattada kori ( country chicken sukka). (more...)
Authorities identify the dead hikers found in Joshua Tree
- October 24, 2017

An official from the San Bernardino County Sherriff's Department spoke with the Desert Sun , telling them that Orbeso and Nguyen were out of water and were rationing food. They had been reported missing July 28 by the owner of a nearby bed-and-breakfast, who told authorities that the pair had probably gone hiking but never returned to check out. (more...)
Grants for terminations in England
- October 24, 2017

The Right To Life organisation described the proposals as "a scandal and a disgrace on several levels". On Monday, Ms Greening again made clear that the Government was not seeking to change the legal position in Northern Ireland. The announcement comes ahead of a UK Supreme Court challenge against Northern Ireland's abortion laws in the UK Supreme Court, which begins today. Ms Greening added: "We intend that women from Northern Ireland will access the service through existing providers of ... (more...)
SC seeks Gujarat Govt's reply in Bilkis Bano case SC seeks Gujarat Govt's reply in Bilkis Bano case
- October 24, 2017

It had also set aside the acquittal of the five policemen and the two medicos. The Supreme Court sought a detailed reply from the Gujarat Government within four weeks in connection with the case. The HC order referred to the laxity and failures of the police in registration of the case and subsequent investigation. Local policemen are accused of various mess-ups like taking down Bilkis Bano's statement four times - a different version each time - and making her attest it with a thumb print. (more...)
Girl jumps out of Mumbai local to escape molester Girl jumps out of Mumbai local to escape molester
- October 24, 2017

The accused reportedly boarded the local from CSMT. Kamble reportedly fractured her foot and received 20 stitches on her head due to the fall, but is now out of danger. Following the complaint, multiple police teams were formed. "After his identity was established, he was finally traced near the CSMT station around 6 am on Monday and arrested", the official said adding that further investigation into the matter is underway. (more...)
Parise to Have Back Surgery Parise to Have Back Surgery
- October 24, 2017

He remained injured for the start of the season but suffered a setback during practice last week and was shut down without a timetable for his return. He has 124 goals and 127 assists in five seasons with the Wild. Kloos, the former Gopher, appears to be ready to make his National Hockey League debut tomorrow when the Wild return to the Xcel Energy Center to host Vancouver. (more...)
Xi Jinping to gain more power as China Communist congress ends Xi Jinping to gain more power as China Communist congress ends
- October 24, 2017

It includes elevating China's role on the world scene and pulling all aspects of the country's politics, economy and society under the party's control. "It is the era for Xi Jinping ", said Zhang Ming, a former professor at Renmin University. China's Communist Party is unveiling this morning (Oct 24) members of its Central Committee, from which its new top leadership will drawn. (more...)
Florida Black Caucus demands apology for US Rep. Frederica Wilson
- October 24, 2017

At a press briefing last week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that it would be "highly inappropriate" to "get into a debate with a four-star Marine general " after reporters asked about the video that contradicts Kelly's comments . (more...)
Former team physician says China was doping in '80s and '90s
- October 24, 2017

Now Xue Yinxian has told German broadcaster ARD that there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s. According to Yinxian, Chinese athletes on national teams made extensive use of doping substances in the 1980's and 90's. (more...)
Suspect bites off deputy's finger tip, authorities say Suspect bites off deputy's finger tip, authorities say
- October 24, 2017

The fight unfolded at the Belleau Woods apartment complex. "Obviously it's a serious injury and it's a reminder of the unsafe things deputies face every day going into any situation especially domestics that can sometimes be inherently very risky", said Deputy Jeff Talbot with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
LTA scraps vehicle growth rate LTA scraps vehicle growth rate
- October 24, 2017

The LTA had hinted at such a move previously, and said yesterday that it was proceeding "in view of Singapore's land constraints and our commitment to continually improve our public transport system". Certificates for Category A will dip to 10,081 from November to January, 7.4 per cent lower than 10,890 between August to October. While owning a auto remains an aspiration for some, higher prices that could result from a tighter vehicle supply could mean more consumers ultimately keeping to ... (more...)
Mother of victims speaks out a year after Dreamworld tragedy Mother of victims speaks out a year after Dreamworld tragedy
- October 24, 2017

Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi , along with Sydney woman Cindy Low , died on October 25 a year ago when the Thunder River Rapids Ride flipped in front of terrified onlookers at the Gold Coast theme park. (more...)
Tillerson on surprise visit to Baghdad Tillerson on surprise visit to Baghdad
- October 24, 2017

The visit, during which Tillerson and Abadi will hold their second meeting in as many days, comes after America's United States top diplomat called on Iranian militias to leave Iraq, prompting a sharp response from the Iraqi cabinet . But Iraq's cabinet on Monday insisted that the paramilitary forces that helped it to defeat IS were fully Iraqi. Meeting in Baghdad, Tillerson and Abadi discussed "government measures taken to restore the authority of the federal government in Kirkuk", said ... (more...)
Bob Dylan pays tribute to Tom Petty with 'Learning to Fly' cover
- October 24, 2017

To honour him, he played one of his best-known songs, 1991's 'Learning to Fly' . Watch footage of that moment below, via Pitchfork . After learning the new of his friend's tragic death Dylan issued a statement remembering his friend and former Travelling Wilbury. (more...)
Trump sends $25k check to Gold Star family Trump sends $25k check to Gold Star family
- October 24, 2017

At the time, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters lambasted the Post for asking about the payment, saying it was "disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and honest gesture, made privately by the president, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda". (more...)
5 teens charged with murder in highway rock incident 5 teens charged with murder in highway rock incident
- October 24, 2017

White suffered massive head and facial trauma, leading to his death. All five of them will be charged as adults, Prosecutor David Leyton said. "It's second-degree murder. "They should've known this could kill someone, and under MI law, that's second-degree murder". White leaves behind a fiancee and four children, including a five year old son. (more...)
Maryland Bans State Business with Companies Boycotting Israel Maryland Bans State Business with Companies Boycotting Israel
- October 24, 2017

BDS activities range from discouraging the purchase of goods produced in Israeli settlements to pressuring global companies not to conduct business in Israel. -Israel relationship and the ties between our state and Israel", said Ron Halber, Executive Director of the JCRC. However, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed this condition of taking pledge saying it was a violation of free speech rights under the First Amendment. (more...)
Dead, Suspect In Custody In Lake County Shooting; CHP Officer Shot Dead, Suspect In Custody In Lake County Shooting; CHP Officer Shot
- October 24, 2017

Two more regular citizens were left with non-perilous wounds. A suspect has been arrested after three people, including a California Highway Patrol officer, were shot near a post office in Clearlake Oaks Monday afternoon. The suspect was distinguished as 61-year-old Alan Ashmore. Ashmore is in custody, Martin said. A shelter-in-place order was issued in the Lake County town of Clearlake Monday after a shooting near the post office. (more...)
United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) Shares Sold by California State Teachers Retirement System United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) Shares Sold by California State Teachers Retirement System
- October 24, 2017

United Therapeutics Corporation had a net margin of 44.40% and a return on equity of 41.78%. About 330,549 shares traded. Ladenburg Thalmann raised United Therapeutics Corporation from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their price objective for the company from $128.00 to $138.00 in a research note on Friday, October 28th. (more...)
Astros advance to World Series after taking Yankees in Game 7 Astros advance to World Series after taking Yankees in Game 7
- October 24, 2017

It's the second time the Astros have made it to the World Series . Houston added three runs in the fifth, beginning with Jose Altuve's solo blast off reliever Tommy Kahnle. Sabathia is now the pitcher of record on the losing side. Charlie Morton was in line to get the win after limiting the Yanks to two hits while striking out five in five innings. (more...)
Arrest of two South African lawyers in Tanzania Arrest of two South African lawyers in Tanzania "an intimidation tactic"
- October 24, 2017

In a joint press release published Friday, CHESA and the south african organization Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), co-organizer of the event, argued that the meeting was intended only to coordinate in view of a judicial procedure, the two NGOS are involved against the tanzanian government. (more...)
DPRK says South Korea's policy toward north destroys inter-Korean relations DPRK says South Korea's policy toward north destroys inter-Korean relations
- October 24, 2017

North Korea watchers say the North's leader may plan to declare the completion of the reclusive nation's nuclear weapon and ICBM development in his New Year's address on January 1, 2018. U.S. Forces in Korea have officially completed the setup of a THAAD missile battery in South Korea to a South Korean Army air defense brigade. Onodera noted that North Korea has recently launched ballistic missiles that have overflown Japanese territory and said it can not be ruled out that a recent ... (more...)
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) Given Hold Rating at Stifel Nicolaus
- October 24, 2017

The stock increased 0.81% or $0.25 on October 20, reaching $31.25. 83,034 shares of the company were exchanged. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. Its up 0.10, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 59 investors sold WMT shares while 517 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. (more...)
Britain to transfer ownership of shipwrecks to Canada Britain to transfer ownership of shipwrecks to Canada
- October 24, 2017

Britain announced Monday that ownership of the ships will be transferred to Parks Canada. Under global law, warships remain the property of the country they sailed under. Caitlin Workman, McKenna's press secretary, said the ships were part of discussions between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May in September. (more...)
Dog loses love of bomb sniffing, booted from Central Intelligence Agency Dog loses love of bomb sniffing, booted from Central Intelligence Agency
- October 24, 2017

The post went on to say that the mental and physical wellbeing of the sniffer dogs is the CIA's priority, so they "made the extremely hard decision to do what's best for Lulu and drop her from the programme". According to the agency, however, Lulu's handler still needs a K9 partner, and went on to introduce the newest member of the Fall 2017 Puppy Class - Heron, aka Harry. (more...)
Woman held hostage by Taliban says memories kept her alive
- October 24, 2017

As well as home-schooling, Boyle said that memories of her hometown of York, Pennsylvania, improved her mood on some of the darkest days in the nearly five years of captivity. A Taliban-linked organization known as the Haqqani Network kidnapped the pair when they were backpacking through Afghanistan in 2012. They were captured five years ago while hiking in Afghanistan. (more...)
Opposition parties to unite to take up 'economic slowdown' issue with govt Opposition parties to unite to take up 'economic slowdown' issue with govt
- October 24, 2017

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad , Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'brien, JD (U) rebel Sharad Yadav , CPI leader D Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi and BSP leader S C Mishra met here on Monday to discuss the nature of the protest. Sources said the Congress leader offered to hold further discussion on the protests with leaders of the 17 parties that had come together to field a joint presidential and vice-presidential candidate earlier this year. (more...)
Jolt To Jagan, CBI Court Denies Permission Jolt To Jagan, CBI Court Denies Permission
- October 24, 2017

He will be covering 120 constituencies in this state on foot and will be following it up with a Bus Yatra in 50 constituencies. After finalising the schedule of his padayatra, Mr. Party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said they were considering moving the high court against the trial court order. The Nampally CBI Court has agreed with the argument of the CBI. (more...)
Former CTV Winnipeg news director charged in bank robberies in Alberta Former CTV Winnipeg news director charged in bank robberies in Alberta
- October 24, 2017

Vogelsang will appear in provincial court on Tuesday. Fraser said during the two robberies no weapons were seen and nobody was injured. Before that, he worked as a sports anchor at CKY - now CTV - before becoming news director. A second robbery took place the following day at a Bank of Montreal on Dunmore Road SE. Investigators said in both instances, the same man entered the bank and demanded money, leaving each scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. (more...)

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