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Kuwait Emir Accepts PM's Resignation
- October 31, 2017

Simsek arrived in Kuwait on Monday to lead his country's delegation to the Turkish-Kuwaiti Committee for Economic, Industrial and Technical Cooperation. The cabinet was less than a year old after being appointed following last November's parliamentary elections that saw major gains from opposition MPs. (more...)
Sean Hannity accidentally calling Hillary Clinton Sean Hannity accidentally calling Hillary Clinton "President" is just too good
- October 31, 2017

Hannity undermined the recently unveiled allegations of money laundering against Trump's former campaign chairperson Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of adviser George Papadopolous where he admitted to lying to FBI investigators about his links with Russian Federation. (more...)
Are Kids Being Given Weed Candy For Halloween? Are Kids Being Given Weed Candy For Halloween?
- October 31, 2017

Mentioning that in May a 10-year-old New Jersey boy became sick from eating gummy sweets infused with marijuana, Pennsylvania State Police on Monday recommended checking Halloween bags for unusual packaging or the scent of marijuana. "Cannabis consumers are not looking to dose children with cannabis". If you believe your child has received marijuana candy, contact local police immediately. (more...)
Neelamani N Raju is new DG & IGP of Karnataka Neelamani N Raju is new DG & IGP of Karnataka
- October 31, 2017

In most states, the DGP is the top police post. Karnataka is all set to get its first woman police chief in Neelamani N Raju . Kamal Pant has been posted as ADGP of Police, Law & Order, while S. He had served in the police force for 37 yearsboth in Karnataka and Delhi. Raju said it was a big challenge "but plans are afoot to ensure that it is conducted peacefully". (more...)
Sitharaman, Modi not bothered about deaths of Indian soldiers: Goa Cong prez Sitharaman, Modi not bothered about deaths of Indian soldiers: Goa Cong prez
- October 31, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary. Singh, in his brief speech, called for reaffirming commitment to the values Indira Gandhi stood for and celebrate India's diversity. (more...)
BJP names Dhumal as chief ministerial face for Himachal Pradesh polls BJP names Dhumal as chief ministerial face for Himachal Pradesh polls
- October 31, 2017

Amit Shah said Prem Kumar Dhumal (centre) will become chief minister after December 18, the day of the counting of votes. Although a section of party leaders favoured Nadda, these factors had forced the top leadership to announce Dhumal's name as the party candidate for the top post. (more...)
Subpoena: Jonathan asks Metuh for N1bn travel expense, files opposing motion Subpoena: Jonathan asks Metuh for N1bn travel expense, files opposing motion
- October 31, 2017

The counsel pleaded with the Judge to hessiate in issuing bench warrant against the DG of DSS on subpoena to Dasuki on the ground that Dasuki had placed necessary document before the Judge to ascertain that he (Dasuki) is already before the Court of Appeal to challenge the competence of the subpoena. (more...)
Federal Judge blocks President's Transgender military ban enforcement Federal Judge blocks President's Transgender military ban enforcement
- October 31, 2017

On Monday, a district judge ruled the president's directive to change the military's transgender policy back to what it was before June of 2016 is invalid. "We will continue to work to ensure that transgender service members are treated with the equal treatment they deserve". The Pentagon has not released data on the number of transgender people now serving, but a Rand Corp. (more...)
Trump chief of staff Kelly calls Robert E. Lee 'honorable man' Trump chief of staff Kelly calls Robert E. Lee 'honorable man'
- October 31, 2017

Chief of Staff John Kelly pushing white supremacist talking points around Confederate statues. "The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand", Kelly added. (more...)
Tillerson and Mattis warn against repealing war power authorizations Tillerson and Mattis warn against repealing war power authorizations
- October 31, 2017

They also said the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Act should not be repealed until a replacement was in place, reports The Hill magazine. President Donald Trump's secretaries of state and defense told Congress he has all the authority he needs to fight terrorism with US forces from Niger to Syria, after lawmakers from both parties raised concern about the extent of military deployments. (more...)
At Least Three Killed, 10 Wounded In Kabul Blast
- October 31, 2017

According to the Ministry of Defense, which has an office in 14th Street, the explosion happened close to them but that they were not the target. As per latest reports coming in, the public health official said three dead bodies and 10 wounded had been taken to city hospitals. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered showers TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered showers
- October 31, 2017

Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Thursday , partly sunny, with a high near 68. Tuesday , the high will dip to 43 with increasing clouds, the weather service said. Wednesday night , a chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. A 20 percent chance of showers. Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. (more...)
Tony Podesta steps down from lobbying firm after Manafort indictment Tony Podesta steps down from lobbying firm after Manafort indictment
- October 31, 2017

Podesta was the chairman of Podesta Group - a namesake firm that he also founded. Podesta vowed that he will "fight" back against accusations, but this is not the first time he has found himself in hot water for his failure to follow disclosure laws regarding his work for foreign clients. (more...)
Canadian Journal Claims E-Cigarettes Cause High School Student Smoking Canadian Journal Claims E-Cigarettes Cause High School Student Smoking
- October 31, 2017

The news comes a week after MPs demanded evidence about the health benefits and harms of e-cigs. And Public Health England controversially endorsed e-cigarettes in their Stoptober campaign this month. Lead author David Hammond, of the school of public health and health systems at the university, said: "While our study provides strong evidence that e-cigarettes are associated with smoking initiation among youth, the association is unclear". (more...)
Ireland 2023 To Compete To Final Minute Following World Rugby Recommendation Ireland 2023 To Compete To Final Minute Following World Rugby Recommendation
- October 31, 2017

It has been reported in social media and news that two members from the Italian Rugby League World Cup squad were involved in an altercation on Sunday, 29 October at an establishment in Cairns. The board has recommended South Africa as hosts to the World Rugby Council, who will now meet in London next month to consider the recommendation and to hold a vote. (more...)
Baghdad takes over control of border gate with Turkey Baghdad takes over control of border gate with Turkey
- October 31, 2017

In a televised address, Barzani said what happened in Kirkuk on October 16 when it was handed over to Baghdad-backed forces was "treason". In a letter sent to the Kurdish parliament on Saturday, the KRG president, Massoud Barzani, announced that he would not extend his presidential term beyond November 1 after the independence referendum he championed backfired. (more...)
Bride identified as killer of 13 people with poisonous milk
- October 31, 2017

A newly-wed bride in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh chose to murder her husband after she was married against her wishes two months ago. Married against his will in September in the village of Valvati, in the district of Muzaffargarh (Punjab, centre), she has admitted to have poured poison in the milk of her husband, said Owais Ahmad, the head of the local police, to the press. (more...)
Chechen accused of plotting to kill Putin wounded in Ukraine
- October 31, 2017

Monday's shooting follows a bombing in Kyiv last Thursday that killed two people and wounded three, including nationalist Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk. Russia has dismissed the accusations as a product of anti-Russian sentiment in Ukraine. Russian prosecutors long have demanded that Ukraine extradite Osmayev, an ethnic Chechen who faces charges related to a 2012 plot to assassinate Putin with powerful explosives. (more...)
Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Kaufman County Identified Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Kaufman County Identified
- October 31, 2017

Police arrested the driver for evading arrest, but more charges could come due to the body being found in the trunk. During that search, two bags of drugs fell out of Gilbert's anus, according to an arrest warrant. A driver reported someone shot at their windshield in Forney, off USA 80, and took off. Gilbert, 33, of New Orleans, was arrested after a reported road rage incident on USA 80. (more...)
Railways have taken various decisions for Mumbai suburban: Piyush Goyal Railways have taken various decisions for Mumbai suburban: Piyush Goyal
- October 31, 2017

Last year, the Army built a floating bridge on the river Yamuna for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's "Art of Living" event that was controversial because of environmental violations. "Army has come and seen, inspected and assessed where the bridge is going to be built, they will be there at every stage of the work", said Sitharaman. (more...)
SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 results declared, here's how to check scores SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 results declared, here's how to check scores
- October 31, 2017

At the time of writing, the SSC website link was down, so do not worry if the link opens a bit late. Go to the website: http://ssc.nic.in/ and click on the relevant link. The SSC CGL Tier I examination was of 200 marks containing questions from four broad papers: General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. (more...)
Senate President Stephen Parry may be a dual-citizen Senate President Stephen Parry may be a dual-citizen
- October 31, 2017

Just when the Coalition was trying to put the dual citizenship debacle that threw Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce out of parliament to face by-election, as well as costing deputy leader Fiona Nash her job, another senior Turnbull government member, Senate President Stephen Parry, has revealed he may be a British citizen and be forced to resign. (more...)
Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs fired after hotel siege Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs fired after hotel siege
- October 31, 2017

Gunshots could be heard ringing out inside the Nasahablod Two hotel while the bomb exploded near its gate, police captain Mohammed Hussein said. The explosion destroyed the front of the three-storey hotel and damaged the hotel next door. Eye witnesses told the media that they saw armed men wearing military uniform running into the hotel as the blast occurred. They also claimed that their militants were inside the hotel. (more...)
Go Treating Safely this Halloween Go Treating Safely this Halloween
- October 31, 2017

With trick-or-treat in Maysville on Tuesday night, local law enforcement has released a series of tips for parents, trick-or-treaters, and travelers for the holiday. Adults need to stay off the phones and keep an eye on the kids for that short period of time. Parents can find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders and predators in their neighborhoods by visiting the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry website . (more...)
Calls for charges against Catalan leaders Calls for charges against Catalan leaders
- October 31, 2017

Rumors raged about the whereabouts of Puigdemont, as Catalans watched and wondered whether the ousted leaders would defy their firing and face even more possible criminal charges. Speaking to Flemish television VRT on Monday, Bekaert said "Mr. Puigdemont is not in Belgium to request asylum". Catalan police, now under orders from Madrid, have been told they can allow the dismissed leaders to enter the government headquarters in Barcelona, but only to clear their desks. (more...)
Liberian President Denies Interfering in Vote to Name Successor Liberian President Denies Interfering in Vote to Name Successor
- October 31, 2017

Unity Party candidate Vice President Joseph Boakai came in second in the first round of elections in October and faces George Weah in a November 7 election runoff. "Before the polls - and throughout the campaigning period - we raised alarm bells about what was becoming direct interference with the electoral process by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who any reasonable mind would have thought should by now be preoccupied with allowing a genuine transitional process", the statement said. (more...)
Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in home Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in home
- October 31, 2017

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Shiraishi told investigators he killed the nine and attempted to hide their bodies. The gruesome scene discovered in the apartment with cooler boxes containing at least two heads. Investigators found that Mr Shiraishi had been in contact with her, after she wrote online that she wanted to commit suicide. A police spokesman could not immediately confirm these reports. (more...)
Vermont Health Connect open enrollment starts Wednesday Vermont Health Connect open enrollment starts Wednesday
- October 31, 2017

The Health Insurance Marketplace offers monthly subsidies for people to help pay for their insurance plans. December 15: Last day to enroll or change plans on the marketplace for 2018 coverage. Cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) which lower deductibles and co-pays are also intact for 109,000 Utahns. "It's important that our consumers get out and shop", said Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Sardar Patel Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Sardar Patel
- October 31, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on how Sardar Patel dedicated his life for nation's independence. He said that Sardar Patel is to be credited for united India and he therefore symbolizes the unity of India. "We are proud of Patel's contribution to India before we attained freedom and during the early years after independence", he added. "We can learn a lot from the extraordinary journey of this great son of India", the Prime Minister had said. (more...)
New Zealand to ban foreign speculators buying houses New Zealand to ban foreign speculators buying houses
- October 31, 2017

The new Labour-led government wants to ban foreign buyers from purchasing existing homes in the country as it tackles what it says is a housing crisis left unresolved by the previous government. "The advice we have had from officials is that we can give effect to the ban by a simple amendment to the Overseas Investment Act without breaching any agreement except the Singapore Closer Economic Partnership", Ardern said, adding the options for changing the Singapore deal would be worked through. (more...)

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