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MSPs vote to continue fracking ban
- October 25, 2017

The Tories have opposed the move, while Labour and the Scottish Greens say it is not robust enough. Anti fracking protest outside Scottish Parliament. Speaking before the debate, he said: "The Scottish Government's intention to ban fracking is honest, but ministers must use the current powers Holyrood has on planning, and the powers that are coming soon on licensing to shut the gate on fracking forever". (more...)
Israel arrests Palestinian man for post 'good morning' on Facebook Israel arrests Palestinian man for post 'good morning' on Facebook
- October 25, 2017

It was unclear how such a translation error could have been made as there are no apparent similarities between the Arabic expression used for "good morning" and the phrases in Hebrew or English. Facebook offers an entire suite of features that it says can help authorities prevent terrorism from computer vision to keyword monitoring. Last week, Israel announced approval for the construction of several hundred additional homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank, drawing condemnation from ... (more...)
Federal govt will treat all parts of the country equally: PM Federal govt will treat all parts of the country equally: PM
- October 25, 2017

Addressing a ceremony in connection with the inauguration of Baltistan University in Skardu on Wednesday, he said the multi-billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will generate economic activities and provide job opportunities to the people of the area. (more...)
Republican-led House committees to investigate Clinton's emails again Republican-led House committees to investigate Clinton's emails again
- October 25, 2017

Clinton's private email server and mishandling of classified information, more than Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the 2003 disclosure of Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame's identity. In July of that year, he held a press conference and testified about why the Federal Bureau of Investigation opted not to refer Clinton for prosecution. (more...)
Amazon Key Lets Couriers Deliver Parcels Inside Your Home Amazon Key Lets Couriers Deliver Parcels Inside Your Home
- October 25, 2017

One of the main purposes of the Cloud Cam, as you'd expect, is to verify Amazon deliveries. "All of this is just $119.99-Cloud Cam is a premium product at a non-premium price". Delivery associates are told to ring a doorbell or knock when they arrive at someone's house. Homeowners can also set up access for friends and family too, including a specific length of time they're allowed access to the property, while in the future Amazon Key will integrate with thousands of other third-party ... (more...)
Trump says he's victim in dossier brouhaha Trump says he's victim in dossier brouhaha
- October 25, 2017

The information comes from sources that spoke to reporters with the Post. "Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research", according to the Washington Post . (more...)
Black Florida lawmakers want apology for Trump's insults to congresswoman Black Florida lawmakers want apology for Trump's insults to congresswoman
- October 25, 2017

In a statement released Sunday, 17 women in the CBC condemned Kelly, noting that the video released by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel showing Wilson did not claim to have single-handedly secured funding for the building. Besides Johnson's family, members of Congress are demanding answers. Wilson said Trump was "so insensitive " and caused Johnson emotional distress. (more...)
Nawaz requests IHC to set aside separate indictments by accountability court
- October 25, 2017

However, the National Accountability Bureau managed to record statements of those involved in conducting a forensic examination of the Calibri font used by Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz while presenting "fake" documents to the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers scandal. (more...)
SC adjourns hearing of Jehangir Tareen's disqualification case till Nov 7 SC adjourns hearing of Jehangir Tareen's disqualification case till Nov 7
- October 25, 2017

A three-member apex bench - headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising of Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab - is hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi, seeking disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen over alleged non-disclosure of assets, existence of offshore companies and foreign funding for the party. (more...)
US Sends Brand New Stealth Fighters To Japan Amid North Korea Fears US Sends Brand New Stealth Fighters To Japan Amid North Korea Fears
- October 25, 2017

Approximately 300 airmen and 12 F-35As will arrive at the base in early November as part of U.S. Pacific Command's theater security package. The F-35A deployment will be the first for the aircraft in the region after its successful debut at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition earlier this month, the statement said. (more...)
Army Chief Warns Of Uri-Like Terror Attack, Calls For Better Intelligence Army Chief Warns Of Uri-Like Terror Attack, Calls For Better Intelligence
- October 25, 2017

General Rawat asserted that this is the army's first reaction to the use of the appointment of an interlocutor. Supporting the government's stand on Kashmir, Bipin Rawat said, "The government's Kashmir strategy has worked and we are negotiating from a point of strength". (more...)
Deadline for Aadhaar linking for govt schemes extended to March 31, 2018 Deadline for Aadhaar linking for govt schemes extended to March 31, 2018
- October 25, 2017

Senior advocate Shyam Divan , appearing for petitioners, said the main Aadhaar matter should be heard soon, as though the government has made a decision to extend the deadline till March 31 next year, it has also not said that no action would be taken against those who do not want to link their Aadhaar with either bank accounts or mobile numbers. (more...)
USA barred Indonesia's top general due to 'administrative error'
- October 25, 2017

Indonesia's military chief was temporarily barred from travelling to a conference in the United States due to an administrative error, the U.S. embassy said Wednesday. Gatot was later booked on another flight, to which the official said he refused. Although the USA ambassador to Indonesia and his deputy have both offered apologies to Indonesia and to the general for the incident, attributing it to a technical glitch in security-screening, the incident has kicked a row in Indonesian ... (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn to appear on Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer Jeremy Corbyn to appear on Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer
- October 25, 2017

Of course, the Labour Leader won't be alone - a "mystery celebrity" will join Corbyn on the sofa, the pair watching a selection of now undisclosed television programmes. The programme billing reads: "Some very famous faces join Britain's favourite opinionated viewers for a special episode of Gogglebox for this year's Stand Up To Cancer". (more...)
Suspend Jared O'Mara, Corbyn urged as MP accused of new rants Suspend Jared O'Mara, Corbyn urged as MP accused of new rants
- October 25, 2017

He also said it would be amusing if Jamie Cullum died after being repeatedly "sodomised with his own piano", claimed Michelle McManus only won Pop Idol "because she was fat", and said he would like an orgy with Girls Aloud. She said of the alleged altercation on a work night out: "I wasn't really expecting it". There were some transphobic slurs in there. Jess Phillips told Kevin Maguire that her colleague Jared O'Mara should be suspended. (more...)
Hamas leader: Hamas leader: "Our weapons are the Palestinian people's property"
- October 25, 2017

Sinwar only replied that Hamas is committed to the unity agreement. "The weapon of resistance is not the property of Hamas or its military wing, but of every Palestinian resident in Gaza ". "You have to be prepared to bear the national burden in order to confront anyone who tries to sabotage national reconciliation efforts", al-Sinwar offered his version of "blood, sweat and tears", adding, "And I say to you that there are those who are affected by the prospect of national reconciliation ... (more...)
IL lawmakers advance bill to ban bump stocks
- October 25, 2017

Critics say he's overreaching. The National Rifle Association says by including trigger modification in the ban, it would make almost half of guns in the state illegal. Representative Moylan's bills will hit the house floor Wednesday, but there's no word on when it could be taken up for a vote. Republican Representative Barbara Wheeler, (R-Crystal Lake), has introduced a bill that would ban only bump stocks, which The Illinois State Rifle Association says they can support. (more...)
Shocking! Arshi Khan Is Faking Her Identity For Bigg Boss 11? Shocking! Arshi Khan Is Faking Her Identity For Bigg Boss 11?
- October 25, 2017

But the only thing she knows that she was shivering as she has been facing this problem since childhood. On Tuesday's episode, Bigg Boss announced a new task for the housemates called ' Life in a jungle' in this game the garden area was converted into an artificial jungle and a massive cave was built around the entrance of the main house. (more...)
United Kingdom economic growth picks up slightly in third quarter
- October 25, 2017

Manufacturing expanded by 1% during the quarter - a return to growth after a weak second quarter. After a number of years hovering around 1%, United Kingdom inflation now stands at 2.9% - the highest level since 2012. Mr Brettell added: "Despite today's marginal improvement, growth has been relatively lacklustre this year". Brexit-related uncertainty is the obvious scapegoat - and it's played a part, discouraging business investment and causing a spike in inflation. (more...)
Right-wing: Italian votes 'a lesson in democracy for Europe' Right-wing: Italian votes 'a lesson in democracy for Europe'
- October 25, 2017

Voter turnout in Lombardy was some 40 percent, while Veneto recorded 57 percent. The two wealthy Northern League-governed regions, which make up 30 percent of Italy's GDP, are seeking more control over their tax revenues and more say over such policies as immigration, security, education and the environment. (more...)
Two dead in shooting at Grambling State Two dead in shooting at Grambling State
- October 25, 2017

The victims have been identified as Earl Andrews and Monquiarius Caldwell, both 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana. Grambling State University Director of University Communications Will Sutton told local media that the shooting happened during an altercation in a courtyard on campus. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts important meeting by peeing on fireplace Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts important meeting by peeing on fireplace
- October 25, 2017

Like other French presidents before him, Emmanuel Macron knows the value of a photogenic dog at the Élysée Palace. The hilarious moment was caught on camera by French TV TF1 and quickly went viral on Twitter. "Does that happen often?" asks Julien Denormandie, a junior minister and longterm Macron aide. "You've triggered completely unusual behaviour in my dog", a laughing and seemingly embarrassed Macron replied, according to a BBC report. (more...)
Pistons break ground on new Detroit headquarters Pistons break ground on new Detroit headquarters
- October 25, 2017

MI approved $16 million in tax incentives Tuesday to aid the Detroit Pistons' construction of a practice facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit , money the team said is needed to defray expensive work removing contaminated soil. The arena is also home to the Detroit Red Wings. The 175,000-square-foot facility will hold office and training space with access to injury diagnosis and rehabilitative treatment. (more...)
Singapore passport becomes 'most powerful' in the world Singapore passport becomes 'most powerful' in the world
- October 25, 2017

Paraguay removed visa requirements for Singaporeans propelling Singapore's passport to the top of Passport Index' most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. Other Asian passports in the top 20 include those of South Korea, Japan and Malaysia. USA passports, however, have fallen in the ranking since President Donald Trump took office after Turkey and the Central African Republic revoked their visa-free status to the U.S. (more...)
China Must Prove-Not Just Claim-Gui Minhai is Free
- October 25, 2017

In a statement Wednesday, China's foreign ministry said "based on our understanding, Gui Minhai has fulfilled his sentence for a traffic offense, and was released on October 17". It is still very unclear where he is. "I am deeply concerned for his well being", she said. A British passport holder, the United Kingdom had said that Lee was "involuntary removed" from Hong Kong and the case was a "serious breach" of a bilateral treaty with China. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte to visit Japan this weekend
- October 25, 2017

In addition to the machine guns, Russia's Pacific Fleet also delivered 20 military trucks for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). "We have been providing very important equipment to the Philippines for many, many years". He was accompanied by Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Philippine defense officials. "It was a tough fight", Mattis said during his flight, adding he thought the Philippines had sent "a very necessary message to the terrorists". (more...)
Tipu Jayanti: CM warns action against trouble-makers Tipu Jayanti: CM warns action against trouble-makers
- October 25, 2017

Sahabzada Mansoor Ali Tipu told PTI that he meant to meet Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy and may also file a complaint with the police. "I will urge for a legal action against him for calling our forefather a "mass rapist" and "brutal killer", Mansoor Ali Tipu told ANI. (more...)
Earnings Analysis Of AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Earnings Analysis Of AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)
- October 25, 2017

X has been the subject of a number of research reports. According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, United States Steel Corporation (X)'s Buy count is 1 and Strong Buy is 6 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 4, respectively. (more...)
Plastic Packaging Market Comprehensive Analysis and Future Estimations 2020
- October 25, 2017

Dairy Plastic Packaging Market analyzed the Industry region, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc. Due to increase in the demand for the packaged good products the demand for the barrier packaging is also increasing and this is one of the important factor for the growth of the barrier packaging market . (more...)
Trump wall prototypes pop up near US-Mexico border Trump wall prototypes pop up near US-Mexico border
- October 25, 2017

The incident could not have been better timed as a group of agents on horseback were seen with the border jumpers, reinforcing the "reality of every day" in securing the southern border of the U.S. "The United States is still the draw, the ultimate draw, for people that have dire situations where they're at". He added: 'We are going to continue to witness this.it plays out on a regular basis for us'. (more...)

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