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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They also said the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Act should not be repealed until a replacement was in place, reports The Hill magazine.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...)
Shots fired at University of Utah Shots fired at University of Utah
- October 31, 2017

The Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed it received a report of a man being shot in the head, according to the NY Daily News . Traffic is blocked off near the area, and Utah Transit Authority trains are not proceeding east of the stadium station at the west side of campus. (more...)
Chennai: Trainee cop caught cheating Chennai: Trainee cop caught cheating
- October 31, 2017

According to reports, his wife, a visiting faculty at an IAS coaching centre, was helping him from Hyderabad. "Karim's wife, Joicy Joy, dictated the answers to him from Hyderabad", the report quoted an investigating officer. "Karim handed over his wallet and a cellphone to them from his trouser pockets, apologizing for forgetting to leave the handset in his vehicle", the officer said. (more...)
South Korea, China to hold talks South Korea, China to hold talks
- October 31, 2017

South Korea and the United States have repeatedly said THAAD only serves to defend against the growing missile threat from North Korea. The two sides agreed that "South Korea-China relations are very important and in accordance with spirits of joint documents, made a decision to develop their strategic cooperation partnership", the statement said. (more...)
In Seoul, Mattis Accuses North Korea of 'Outlaw Behavior' In Seoul, Mattis Accuses North Korea of 'Outlaw Behavior'
- October 31, 2017

U.S. Strategic Command said in a statement that the type of long-range mission conducted was to "familiarize aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands, enabling them to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency". (more...)
Burnley v Newcastle: Clarets to edge a low-scoring affair Burnley v Newcastle: Clarets to edge a low-scoring affair
- October 31, 2017

But home and away form combined the Clarets have enjoyed a very satisfactory start to the season , going into the 10th round of fixtures sitting eighth in the able, and it's way too early to suggest they've become a better away team than they are in front of their own fans given how magnificent they were at Turf Moor last term. (more...)
White House decorates South Lawn in preparation of Halloween event White House decorates South Lawn in preparation of Halloween event
- October 31, 2017

The event will be open to schoolchildren and parents from over 20 schools in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Military families and members of community organizations are also attending. The White House began the spooky Halloween transformation Saturday as the grounds crew placed cobwebs, lights, spiders, and purple lights all over the property in preparation for the October 31 holiday. (more...)
Qatar's dignity, sovereignty are non-negotiable: Sheikh Tamim
- October 31, 2017

Trump has swung from praising the cutting of ties as necessary to fight terrorism, to offering to assist Qatar in resolving the dispute, to blaming the tiny, oil-rich Gulf state for the crisis. Speaking to reporters after their meeting on September 19, Trump called Sheikh Tamim a "long-time friend" and said he had "a very strong feeling" that the Gulf crisis "will be solved pretty quickly". (more...)
Trump rails over 'fake dossier' after Clinton revelation Trump rails over 'fake dossier' after Clinton revelation
- October 31, 2017

According to news reports , the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed portions of the 35-page document, but information about a "clandestine meeting" between Kremlin representatives and a Trump lawyer in Prague has been discredited. (more...)
Trump names suspect captured for role in 2012 Benghazi attack on Americans Trump names suspect captured for role in 2012 Benghazi attack on Americans
- October 31, 2017

The officials said the mission was approved by President Donald Trump and done in coordination with Libya's internationally recognized government. "We will never forget those we lost - Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith , Glen Doherty, and Ambassador Christopher Stevens - four courageous Americans who gave their lives in service to our nation". (more...)

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