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Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season
- October 13, 2017

That's a bit of an unusual track for Atlantic storms. Days later, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida and was the strongest observed storm in the Atlantic since Wilma. Ophelia has set an initial record during a season that has set off five major hurricanes, three of them Category 5 storms as well as 15 named storms. (more...)
Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'
- October 12, 2017

Sunday evening, after the senator and president traded insults on Twitter, Corker said he feared Trump's impulsiveness on the world stage might put the planet "on the path to World War III". "I stand by my statement". Corker, the former mayor of Chattanooga, has said in recent days that Trump behaves as if he's still on a reality TV show, that White House aides have to run an adult day care, and Corker suggested Trump's bluster and threats toward North Korea could set the US on a path to ... (more...)
Mensa offers to host IQ test between Trump and Tillerson Mensa offers to host IQ test between Trump and Tillerson
- October 12, 2017

Now, according to a new sports betting liner, the 45th president is yet again the underdog, but this time it's all about his infamous IQ test remark. "But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests - and I can tell you who is going to win". (more...)
Mattis: Report that Trump Wanted Tenfold Nuclear Increase 'Absolutely False' and 'Irresponsible' Mattis: Report that Trump Wanted Tenfold Nuclear Increase 'Absolutely False' and 'Irresponsible'
- October 12, 2017

The Executive Director of the First Amendment Coalition, David Snyder, told Newsweek the comment from Trump was something more akin to a statement "the leader of some authoritarian country would make". Donald Trump reacted angrily on Wednesday to an NBC News report that claimed he asked the top Pentagon brass for a massive nuclear arms buildup. (more...)
Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris
- October 11, 2017

A local magistrate issued a warrant for Deandre Harris Monday on charges of malicious wounding , after an unnamed person claimed to have been injured by him during the August 12 brawl, the local NBC affiliate reported . Two of his attackers were charged with malicious wounding in September. "We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what's more jarring is that he's been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him", he said. (more...)
Catalan leader faces pressure to abandon secession plan Catalan leader faces pressure to abandon secession plan
- October 11, 2017

Spain's Minister of Public Works, Inigo de la Serna, said in an interview in a local radio station that these moves are just "a first step of what could repeatedly happen" if there is a unilateral declaration of independence. The ideal would be not to have to take drastic measures. But it also found further backing on Monday when the opposition leader Pedro Sánchez, head of the Socialist party, finally confirmed that his party would "stand by the [Spanish] state" if a declaration of ... (more...)
Rajnath Singh to inaugurate NIA headquarters in Delhi Rajnath Singh to inaugurate NIA headquarters in Delhi
- October 11, 2017

On the Dokalam issue, the Home Minister said India was not a weak country anymore, but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve the contentious matter with its neighbour China. "Fake currency contributes to the rise of terrorism and high quality fake currency notes act as oxygen for terrorism", he said. According to the home minister, the NIA has been getting full cooperation from central and state agencies in its task. (more...)
Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers this Diwali in Delhi-NCR Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers this Diwali in Delhi-NCR
- October 10, 2017

The court wants to "see at least in one Diwali the impact of a cracker-free festivity". India's top court on Monday imposed a ban on the sale of fireworks in the capital city and its adjoining areas especially the National Capital Region (NCR) until October 31, officials said . (more...)
'Only One Thing Will Work' Against North Korea
- October 10, 2017

He also said, without elaborating, that "only one thing will work". ".Hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of USA negotiators". "I feel like this is a similar situation, they want to do something in North Korea because it is a sort of wag the dog or kill the messenger and they are kind of trying to force-fit it". (more...)
White House White House "Calm Before The Storm" Explanation Comes Up Short
- October 10, 2017

Again, since all his other talking points on North Korea have been about how ready the USA is for war with them, it's a concerning direction he's pointing in. "We're going to continue doing that, and we're going to continue doing that as a team with the president leading that effort", she said on Friday. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm", Trump said . (more...)
United States to sell $15 bln THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia United States to sell $15 bln THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
- October 10, 2017

According to new media reports, the US State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion. During the first visit by a Saudi king to Russia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, underlined the rapprochement between the two countries by signing important agreements in the military and energy fields. (more...)
Get Ready for President Ivanka Trump, Her Mom Says In New Book Get Ready for President Ivanka Trump, Her Mom Says In New Book
- October 10, 2017

She said: 'First Lady? Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, called that comment "attention-seeking and self-serving noise". Despite their marriage ending in a tabloid-affair, there seems to be no bad-blood between the two now as Trump apparently offered Ivana an ambassadorship to her home country the Czech Republic . (more...)
Rupp bursts clear to claim rare home Chicago Marathon win Rupp bursts clear to claim rare home Chicago Marathon win
- October 09, 2017

He won the Olympic Trials Marathon in February 2016 in his debut, then claimed Olympic bronze in Rio de Janeiro and finished second in the 2017 Boston Marathon in April. Rupp is a three-time U.S. Olympian. The last American-born runner to win the men's race was Greg Meyer in 1982. "I ran without a pacemaker and It was hard to break a record, but I am pleased with the race and the result today". (more...)
Paddock's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan Paddock's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan
- October 09, 2017

The owner says Danley was in the store with Paddock at the time but showed no interest in guns. The reserved hotel rooms overlooked the festival's main stage, entrance, and exit - not vastly different than the positioning of the Mandalay Bay suite he eventually used to attack innocent Route 91 festival goers. (more...)
Flawless storm close to ruining Pakistan's proud Test series record in UAE Flawless storm close to ruining Pakistan's proud Test series record in UAE
- October 09, 2017

The listless efforts of two premier left-arm pacers summed up Pakistan's fortunes not only in the Dubai Test but the two-match series . This match between the team Pakistan and Sri Lanka is touted as the much awaited and anticipated match which is making it an important match anyway. (more...)
Ghana Black Stars to crush the Uganda Cranes? Ghana Black Stars to crush the Uganda Cranes?
- October 08, 2017

Ghana and Uganda played out a dour goalless draw in Kampala on Saturday which dents the pair's hopes of World Cup qualification and leaves Egypt within one win of a place in Russian Federation next year. The Black Stars had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside when Daniel Amartey, who captained the side, headed home from a free-kick, only for the linesman's flag to go up. (more...)
Is the Trump Administration Using Religion to Allow Discrimination? Is the Trump Administration Using Religion to Allow Discrimination?
- October 08, 2017

It could also have an impact on pending legal disputes across the country. Among other thing, the guidance adopts certain aspects of the so-called First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)-a key legislative priority of the Religious Right- as administration policy. (more...)
Brazil nursery arson attack: Four toddlers burnt alive Brazil nursery arson attack: Four toddlers burnt alive
- October 08, 2017

The fire was started by a security guard working at the facility, according to Brazilian state news agency, who allegedly set the facility ablaze before torching himself. The motive is yet to be confirmed by investigators. Police rescue helicopters are on the scene as they ferry people to hospital. Minas Gerais Governor Fernando Pimentel visited the victims and relatives of those affected by the tragedy and reiterated the government's commitment "to help in what is possible". (more...)
Bombardier fights back after new duty put on CSeries sales to US
- October 08, 2017

The US is seeking to impose even more tariffs on Bombardier's aircraft, which are built in Northern Ireland, proposing hiking trade duties on the C-Series to nearly 300pc. A Bombardier union said it wasn't surprised by the new duty given the 48 per cent increase in the number of dumping allegations since the Trump administration took office. (more...)
State Department to Lift Sanctions on State Sponsor of Terrorism Sudan State Department to Lift Sanctions on State Sponsor of Terrorism Sudan
- October 08, 2017

Official news agency SUNA quoted a foreign ministry statement welcoming the decision: "The leaders of Sudan , the government of Sudan and the people of Sudan welcome the positive decision taken by American President Donald Trump of removing the economic sanctions completely". (more...)
Harvey Weinstein masturbated in front of a former Fox News reporter? Harvey Weinstein masturbated in front of a former Fox News reporter?
- October 08, 2017

According to Sivan, the incident took place at Cafe Socialista , a Cuban-themed club and restaurant that Weinstein had invested in at the time . Winstein reportedly called Sivan the next day to say he "had a great time last night" and to try to arrange a date, but Sivan ended the conversation quickly by reminding the Hollywood producer that she had a boyfriend. (more...)
Trump administration rolls back ObamaCare contraceptive mandate Trump administration rolls back ObamaCare contraceptive mandate
- October 07, 2017

The Act required employer-provided health insurance policies to include coverage for preventative care, including birth control using all contraceptive methods approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The Supreme Court earlier had held in the Hobby Lobby case that closely held corporations could hold religious beliefs that exempted them from the mandate. (more...)
Officials to review security after British PM May targeted by prankster Officials to review security after British PM May targeted by prankster
- October 07, 2017

Conservative MPs were reportedly taking soundings on whether they had the numbers to unseat Theresa May as leader after her car-crash conference speech on Wednesday. She went on to say that if the ministers made the land available and gave young people the skills to build the houses, the builders must ensure they "build the homes our country needs". (more...)
Half a million displaced in 'critical humanitarian crisis' in Myanmar Half a million displaced in 'critical humanitarian crisis' in Myanmar
- October 07, 2017

This time Bangladeshi government, while extending them hospitality has been strict and ordered restrictions including no sim cards, and confining the whole refugee population to one camp in Kutpalong. "The two sides have agreed to a proposal to set up a joint working group to coordinate the repatriation process". A Myanmar official tally says hundreds of people died as violence consumed remote communities, including Rohingya, AFP reported. (more...)
Las Vegas massacre: Stephen Paddock booked hotel room overlooking other music festivals Las Vegas massacre: Stephen Paddock booked hotel room overlooking other music festivals
- October 07, 2017

Paddock booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful show near the Vegas Strip in late September, according to authorities reconstructing his movements before he undertook the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. (more...)
Ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis Ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis
- October 07, 2017

When Nadal saved two match points against Frenchman Lucas Pouille , it was a contrast to his opener in the Chinese capital. Dimitrov followed that up with his first-ever win over Juan Martin Del Potro 7-6 (5), 7-5 after trailing in both sets. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter reportedly wired $100K to Philippines Las Vegas shooter reportedly wired $100K to Philippines
- October 06, 2017

After his escape in 1968, Benjamin Paddock has attacked a bank in San Francisco, before settling under a false identity, in Oregon. "We have absolutely no clue why this happened", he said. Authorities haven't told us yet. Paddock had recently wired $100,000 to the Philippines , a U.S. law enforcement source confirmed to CNN . "It's been clear since 1934 that we don't want machine guns in the hands of criminals and terrorists and others who want to do us harm". (more...)
Motive for Las Vegas concert massacre baffles investigators Motive for Las Vegas concert massacre baffles investigators
- October 06, 2017

One rifle is also seen on the floor of the hotel room with a crime scene tag next to it. Officials also found 12 bump fire stocks in the hotel room that simulate automatically fire, but don't alter the firearm to fire automatically, she said . (more...)
Justice Department rolls back protections for transgender workers Justice Department rolls back protections for transgender workers
- October 06, 2017

For years now, Pennsylvania lawmakers have been tryijng to enshrine similar workplace protections based on gender identifity and sexual orientation in state human relations law, only to be batted back by troglodytic culture warriors in the General Assembly. (more...)
VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia
- October 06, 2017

It will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and include participation by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, as well as a number of Trump Administration cabinet members and senior officials, and aerospace industry leaders. But it could be some time before we know how the Trump administration plans to lead in space again. Second, Pence identifies America as the "first nation" to send humans to Mars. (more...)
Saudi King on Historic Visit to Moscow Saudi King on Historic Visit to Moscow
- October 06, 2017

During his visit to Moscow , Saudi King Salman signed multi-billion dollar economic agreements, including a partnership between Russian Federation , the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Mubadala to invest in infrastructure. Falih said oil demand was healthy around the world, and there was a steady reduction in global oil inventories. "These delays are not critical, there is nothing bad there, but as I have always said ... (more...)
Catalan leader faults Spanish King for failing to ease independence crisis Catalan leader faults Spanish King for failing to ease independence crisis
- October 06, 2017

Like the SNP, Plaid Cymru wants independence from the United Kingdom and party leader Leanne Wood has condemned Madrid's "threats and repression" against the Catalan people. "Georgia hopes that the situation in the Kingdom of Spain will be peacefully regulated in full compliance with the principles of the country's legislation, constitution and law", the Foreign Ministry said. (more...)
Iran, Turkey vow to boost military ties amidst Kurds' independence move Iran, Turkey vow to boost military ties amidst Kurds' independence move
- October 05, 2017

Baqeri said , according to Tasnim News Agency . Mr Erdogan said on Saturday that Iraqi Kurdistan "will pay a price" for the "unacceptable" referendum. Iran and Russian Federation support Syria's Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has supported some of the rebel groups in the past. "Meetings will be held next week to discuss the details", he said. (more...)
US Senate Intelligence Panel Leaders to Release Interim Report on Russia Probe US Senate Intelligence Panel Leaders to Release Interim Report on Russia Probe
- October 05, 2017

But content of the 3,000 Facebook adverts linked to Russian Federation will not be publicly released. The intent of the press conference was to give an update on the committee's investigation. "I fear if you add up all those things it was a decent rate of return", Warner said. "Collusion, the committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion", said Burr. (more...)
Marilou Danley not involved in Las Vegas shooting Marilou Danley not involved in Las Vegas shooting
- October 05, 2017

The girlfriend of the gunman who killed 59 people on the Las Vegas Strip is being questioned by police after returning to the USA from the Philippines. Investigators say there were more than 40 guns recovered; both in Paddock's Nevada home and his Mandalay Bay hotel room and material used to make explosives were also discovered in his vehicle. (more...)
In Moscow, Saudi King, Putin to discuss energy projects, regional ties In Moscow, Saudi King, Putin to discuss energy projects, regional ties
- October 05, 2017

Novak said energy and oil ministers from more than half of OPEC's members will visit Moscow to take part in the Russian Energy Week 2017 forum. Putin visited the Saudi capital of Riyadh in 2007, in the only visit by a Russian leader to the oil-rich Gulf kingdom. (more...)
Annual ceremony to honor victims of domestic violence Annual ceremony to honor victims of domestic violence
- October 04, 2017

The center says it is the first year the church has hosted the services. "We are continuing to break the silence so it's not a closed-door issue". "So coming out here, doing events like this.it brings more awareness to that subject and those people can come forward and ask for help". (more...)
Shedding Light on Domestic Violence Shedding Light on Domestic Violence
- October 04, 2017

All humans have inherent dignity, and no one deserves to be in an abusive relationship. Jenks. "Today, we renew our commitment to educating our community, in an effort to break the cycle of violence". One by one their names were read, 50 victims of domestic violence in the Wabash Valley . An average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute, and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. (more...)
Russian Federation court sentences opposition politician Alexei Navalny to 20 days jail Russian Federation court sentences opposition politician Alexei Navalny to 20 days jail
- October 04, 2017

Russian Federation holds a presidential election in March next year. In a photo tweeted out by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow , Huntsman presented his credentials to Putin at the Kremlin. rebuke of Russia's human rights situation to its opposition to Russian military involvement in Ukraine and Syria. "We hope that, headed by the new ambassador, the USA diplomatic mission to Russian Federation will be able to significantly contribute to repairing the damage done by Washington's actions to ... (more...)
Canadian police launch terrorism investigation in Edmonton officer and truck attack Canadian police launch terrorism investigation in Edmonton officer and truck attack
- October 04, 2017

A Daesh flag was later found in the vehicle, said police. A male, believed to be 30 years of age, got out of his vehicle and began stabbing the officer with a knife. Mr. Knecht also said that the 30-year-old suspect was known to the authorities, before specifying that after the knife attack on the policeman, the security forces did not expect a second importance. (more...)
Watch Roy Moore, the Latest GOP Star, Argue for Criminalizing Homosexuality Watch Roy Moore, the Latest GOP Star, Argue for Criminalizing Homosexuality
- October 03, 2017

From President Donald Trump to the Democratic National Committee, the political world reacted quickly to Roy Moore's primary runoff victory on Tuesday night. Moore, a bible-quoting evangelical, drew support from Christian conservative Sarah Palin and recently-sacked White House chief strategist Steve Bannon . (more...)
Two children killed in shelling by Pak along LoC; 3 terrorists killed Two children killed in shelling by Pak along LoC; 3 terrorists killed
- October 03, 2017

An Army vehicle was also damaged in the aggression by Pakistani troops. Pakistan's army "effectively engaged" Indian posts which were targeting civil population and destroyed two of them, the statement said. Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu-Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan. Defence experts are opined that this ceasefire violation is a possible attempt to help the infiltrators to get inside the Indian territory. (more...)
Mossad had no part in Kurdish referendum, insists Netanyahu Mossad had no part in Kurdish referendum, insists Netanyahu
- October 03, 2017

The drills will take place at several crossings on Iran's border with Iraqi Kurdistan , he said. " Iraqi forces are dressed in black ", he said, referring to the black uniforms of the country's elite Counter Terrorism Service. The first was a civil-society-led initiative, whereas this is an initiative by the Kurdish government that has been ratified by the region's parliament, which convened on September 14 for the first time in more than two years. (more...)
Head of United Nations food agency says world must step up Rohingya aid Head of United Nations food agency says world must step up Rohingya aid
- October 03, 2017

Over the past few months, around 120 Rohingya refugees, many of them children, drowned while trying to reach Bangladesh in small fishing boats. Myanmar denies the Rohingya minority citizenship even though many have lived there for generations. (more...)
Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Pleads for Help Amid 'Genocide' Conditions Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Pleads for Help Amid 'Genocide' Conditions
- October 02, 2017

Shipping industry lobbyist Darrell Conner told Planet Money that USA commercial ships could be conscripted into military service if needed. US President Donald Trump lashed out at Cruz who has been critical of the federal response to the devastation on the island, saying on Saturday that she was showing "poor leadership". (more...)
Flight ban on Iraqi Kurds starts over independence vote Flight ban on Iraqi Kurds starts over independence vote
- October 02, 2017

Military exercises to take place near Iran's border with Iraqi Kurdistan in response to "illegitimate" referendum . Tehran does not recognise the independence vote and has been increasing pressure on the Kurdistan region after the referendum . (more...)
ICE Rolls Up 500 Criminal Aliens Hiding Out In Sanctuary Cities ICE Rolls Up 500 Criminal Aliens Hiding Out In Sanctuary Cities
- October 02, 2017

Of the 498 arrestees nationwide, 317 had criminal convictions and 18 were gang members, according to ICE . In Baltimore, a citizen of El Salvador who entered the USA illegally on a fraudulent passport, and was previously charged with attempted murder/conspiracy to commit murder and convicted of first degree assault. (more...)
At least 25 hurt as football stadium barrier collapses in Amiens At least 25 hurt as football stadium barrier collapses in Amiens
- October 02, 2017

The section of the stadium where the incident happened held Lille fans, who were celebrating the match's opening goal during the 15th minute. Emergency services were swiftly on the scene to attend to the injured while the match was suspended. (more...)
Hugh Hefner had back issues before death Hugh Hefner had back issues before death
- October 01, 2017

Today, the man who helped bring sexual liberation to the mainstream is on the way to his final resting place. Like, hmm, I made the right choice to move out here, right? "He was [in] one of the bands that opened the Playboy Club , on the 6th of the sixth, [19] 66". (more...)
Echoes of Franco dictatorship in Spain's 'political repression' of Catalonia, say academics Echoes of Franco dictatorship in Spain's 'political repression' of Catalonia, say academics
- October 01, 2017

The Spanish government says the referendum on independence for the northeastern region is unconstitutional and the country's Constitutional Court has suspended the vote so it could consider the matter. Catalan leaders have finally revealed the ballot boxes they plan to use. While the vote hasn't inspired mass public rallies or viral social media campaigns outside of Spain, it did prompt small demonstrations in Scotland, where many dream of obtaining independence from the United Kingdom. (more...)