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United Nations concerned by reports of forced diplacement of Kurds in N United Nations concerned by reports of forced diplacement of Kurds in N
- October 20, 2017

Russian state oil major Rosneft has agreed to invest $400 million in five oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan, increasing Moscow's exposure to the semi-autonomous region despite a major spike in tensions with the central government in Baghdad. "All other armed group should not be allowed to stay", Abadi said. The Kirkuk office of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) was torched Thursday morning by unknown assailants, according to an Iraqi security source. (more...)
Kelly says he was 'stunned' by congresswoman's account of Trump's call Kelly says he was 'stunned' by congresswoman's account of Trump's call
- October 20, 2017

Mr Kelly told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed his condolences "in the best way that he could". "They've been enriched by Obamacare like nothing anybody's ever seen before", he said. and was where he wanted to be, exactly where he wanted to be with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken". "And when he died, the four in Niger and my son in Afghanistan, when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends". (more...)
US Should Shed 'Biased Views' Against China: Chinese Official US Should Shed 'Biased Views' Against China: Chinese Official
- October 20, 2017

China said Thursday the United States should "abandon its biased views" towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "In Islamabad, the Secretary will meet with senior Pakistani leaders to discuss our continued strong bilateral cooperation, Pakistan's critical role in the success of our South Asia strategy, and the expanding economic ties between our two countries", a statement by the Department said. (more...)
Quebec passes law banning people with face coverings from getting public services Quebec passes law banning people with face coverings from getting public services
- October 20, 2017

Proponents said the legislation would ensure state religious neutrality, and Quebec's minister of justice, Stéphanie Vallée, who sponsored the bill, said it would foster social cohesion. The niqab and burka are not mentioned in the legislation, according to CBC. Hogben said women who wear the niqab or burqa are generally willing to show their faces if it's required, such as at airports or for any other identification purposes. (more...)
Another Judge Blocks Third Version Of Trump's Travel Ban Another Judge Blocks Third Version Of Trump's Travel Ban
- October 19, 2017

Department of Justice to Supreme Court. Certain government officials from Venezuela were also barred. On October 18th, restrictions on travel mentioned in Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Chad were bringing strict security procedures to USA visa-taking processes. (more...)
Kenya's election chief fears presidential vote won't be credible Kenya's election chief fears presidential vote won't be credible
- October 19, 2017

Mr. Chebukati says he has given credence to this view and has given the politicians the "yellow card". Kenya's Supreme Court last month nullified the August election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor, citing irregularities. (more...)
Narendra Modi fierce attack on Congress-Gandhians ahead of Gujarat elections Narendra Modi fierce attack on Congress-Gandhians ahead of Gujarat elections
- October 19, 2017

According to the Newspaper,"Hoon vikas chu, hoon Gujarat chu (I am development, I am Gujarat )", Modi asserted as he concluded his 50-minute speech to the saffron faithful.The combative response made it clear that the social media blitz trashing BJP's claims of development under Modi's chief ministership has failed to get the saffron party dilute its development plank. (more...)
Trump's Anti-Iran Rhetoric Isolates US, Not Iran: Commander Trump's Anti-Iran Rhetoric Isolates US, Not Iran: Commander
- October 19, 2017

Supporters of the deal fear Trump's decision to decertify the deal could eventually unravel it, causing more tension in the crisis-hit Middle East, where Shi'ite Iran is involved in a decades long proxy war with US ally Sunni Saudi Arabia. Congress and if it decides to reinstate the sanctions, and what kinds of sanctions. Khamenei also hit out at Europe, saying Tehran would not accept pressure from European countries over its regional policy and missile programme. (more...)
Gunman in Maryland office park shooting sought; 3 people dead, 2 wounded Gunman in Maryland office park shooting sought; 3 people dead, 2 wounded
- October 19, 2017

The Harford County Sheriff's Office said the Wednesday morning shooting happened at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood. The two patients being treated at Shock Trauma are both in critical condition, Shock Trauma said on Twitter. Officials said he was "associated" with the business. Court documents obtained by the local paper indicated that he had a restraining order filed against him for punching the coworker in the face and threatening other employees. (more...)
FCC Boss Pushes Back Against Trump's Call To Punish Broadcast Networks FCC Boss Pushes Back Against Trump's Call To Punish Broadcast Networks
- October 18, 2017

Pai, appearing at an event sponsored by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, did not directly address Trump but said that the " FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment". It issues licenses to owners of television stations, which must be periodically renewed. When in force, the doctrine required stations to devote some programming to controversial issues of public importance and to air contrasting views on those issues. (more...)
Sri Lanka president keen to beef up ties with Pakistan Sri Lanka president keen to beef up ties with Pakistan
- October 18, 2017

Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga became the first Sri Lankan and 11th batsmen in ODI history to carry his bat through an innings with a fighting 144-ball 112 not out with 14 boundaries - registering his 15th ODI century. Azam added 22 for the sixth wicket with Imad Wasim (ten) before his stand with Shadab gave Pakistan's total some respectability. According to a Cricbuzz report, Tharanga's withdrawal also makes him ineligible to play in the first two T20 global matches of the series in ... (more...)
US Trade Chief Says He Is Not Focused on Ending NAFTA US Trade Chief Says He Is Not Focused on Ending NAFTA
- October 18, 2017

According to Politico, sources familiar with the USA position called the proposal a "five-page attack" on Canada's supply management system by demanding the elimination of the new price class on milk protein concentrates as well as transparency requirements for Canada to report pricing decisions. (more...)
Two Chinese nationals charged with selling fentanyl to U.S. suppliers Two Chinese nationals charged with selling fentanyl to U.S. suppliers
- October 18, 2017

According to the DOJ, Yan operated at least two chemical plants in China that were capable of producing ton quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues. Further details about them were not immediately available, but they are accused of arranging shipments of fentanyl and other drugs from Canada to Florida and Portland Ore., in 2014, according to documents filed with an American court. (more...)
Backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS Backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS
- October 18, 2017

An official declaration confirming the city has been recaptured is expected soon. Daesh has lost swathes of territory to the SDF and to a rival offensive by the Syrian Army and allied forces this year, and has fallen back to the fertile Euphrates valley area downstream of Raqqa. (more...)
Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion
- October 17, 2017

He was charged with desertion, which carries a potential five-year sentence, and with misbehavior - essentially, endangering the troops who were sent to search for him - which carries a potential life sentence. Legal scholars have said that several pretrial rulings against the defense have given prosecutors leverage to pursue stiff punishment against Bergdahl. (more...)
Iraqi, Kurdish fighters in independence standoff Iraqi, Kurdish fighters in independence standoff
- October 17, 2017

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said that its forces had retaken the K1 military base northwest of Kirkuk, the military airport east of the city and the Baba Gargar oil field, one of six in the disputed region. The conflict in Iraq helped spur a jump in world oil prices on Monday. He said federal forces have been deployed in the area of the K-1 military base, the Kirkuk airport and a number of oil fields and installations. (more...)
Korea Threatens to Inflict Korea Threatens to Inflict "Disaster" on Australia
- October 16, 2017

The North Korea issue is expected to dominate the trip as tensions run high over the country's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises. An Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, the USS Michigan, has already arrived at the southern port of Busan, carrying some 150 Tomahawk missiles. That mission came 17 days after four US F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1Bs flew over the peninsula. (more...)
John Kelly backtracks after saying that he runs the country John Kelly backtracks after saying that he runs the country
- October 16, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a news conference in which he spoke on relief aid in Puerto Rico, Trump's nuclear policy and North Korea, among other issues. "I was not brought to this job to control anything except teh flow of information to our president, so he can make the best decisions". He said in this job he had to "get to know the lay of the land". (more...)
Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them
- October 16, 2017

A Taliban spokesman has rejected as "false and propaganda" the allegations of rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his child was murdered and his wife raped during his captivity in Afghanistan. On the plane from London, Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has "unparalleled resilience and determination". (more...)
Giant snake on the loose wrangled by Florida detective Giant snake on the loose wrangled by Florida detective
- October 16, 2017

Shaw used a thick tree branch and one bare hand to drag the serpent from a bed of leaves in storm ditch, and slowly maneuvered it into a duffel bag. She managed to drag it into the opening of the bag, and zip it shut. Several people applauded the Detective's courage, Rick Garlin commented, "This girl is awesome!" Jenni Ingram commended Shaw, "Awesome job detective!" Video of the capture has gone viral, piling up almost 2,000 shares, since it was uploaded to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook ... (more...)
Austrian People's Party Leading in Parliamentary Elections - Exit Polls Austrian People's Party Leading in Parliamentary Elections - Exit Polls
- October 16, 2017

Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead, with more than 90% of the ballots counted. He told the assembled media he is confident of a positive result, hoping to make gains over the previous election in 2013, where his party took just over 20 percent of the vote. (more...)
Donald Trump Accused Of 'Castrating' Rex Tillerson With Tweets Donald Trump Accused Of 'Castrating' Rex Tillerson With Tweets
- October 16, 2017

They feed on it in a very destructive way. When asked at a State Department news conference earlier this month whether he'd ever called Trump a "moron", Tillerson did not respond directly. "I'm not playing", Tillerson told Tapper, after Tapper asked about the alleged "moron" comment. Tillerson, meanwhile, is said to have grown tired of Trump contradicting his public pronouncements and of becoming increasingly isolated in a capital to which he has never warmed. (more...)
Tejas train food lands 25 passengers in hospital Tejas train food lands 25 passengers in hospital
- October 16, 2017

The passengers were headed towards Mumbai . The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation ( IRCTC ) tweeted that 24 passengers had been admitted to LifeCare hospital for medical assistance. Three passengers around 12 pm complained about feeling uneasy and started vomiting. "The passengers were taken to government and private hospitals", the official said. (more...)
McConnell praises Collins for staying in Senate
- October 15, 2017

Senate", said Mark Brewer, professor of political science at the University of Maine. A popular figure in Maine, Collins has previously spoken about the appeal of serving as governor, a job that would allow her to "work more directly on job creation". (more...)
Kenya opposition supporters defy protest ban Kenya opposition supporters defy protest ban
- October 15, 2017

The protests come as Kenya is mired in confusion over a presidential election that is due to take place in less than two weeks, on October 26. The ex-Prime Minister and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka wrote to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission notifying it of their intention to withdraw from the race saying saying the election is already pre-determined because the latter has declined to meet the Opposition demands. (more...)
Schneiderman to Trump on Obamacare cuts: Schneiderman to Trump on Obamacare cuts: "See you in court"
- October 15, 2017

After Congress failed to deliver a replacement for Obamacare, the president on Friday tweeted that his decision to end subsidies should force Democrats to " call me to fix" health care. Assistant Attorney General Jeff Sprung and Senior Assistant Attorney General Rene Tomisser are handling the case for Washington. The Essential Plan covers residents whose income is just above the eligibility level for Medicaid; the federal funding, which went to NY rather than the insurance companies, was ... (more...)
A bomb has made more than 20 dead in Mogadishu A bomb has made more than 20 dead in Mogadishu
- October 15, 2017

A truck loaded with explosives went off at the entrance of a hotel, according to security sources. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in the Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, Capt. Emergency services were overwhelmed as they sought to respond to the bombing. "We are still busy transporting casualties", said Abdullahi Nur, a police officer who was in the area, adding that there were bodies under the rubble. (more...)
President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit
- October 14, 2017

The president hit further applause lines in a room that had earlier been treated to a speaker wearing an industrial apron in order to "drain the swamp" and an unflattering photo of Hillary Clinton shown for the goal of mockery. You go to department stores and they'll say "Happy New Year" or say other things and it will be red. The president also touched on a topic that he often discussed on the campaign trail - that our culture should welcome back people and say "Merry Christmas" around the ... (more...)
Huge, 'mysterious' hole appears in sea ice near Antarctica Huge, 'mysterious' hole appears in sea ice near Antarctica
- October 14, 2017

The hole, known as a polynya , is a odd phenomenon where a region of open water shows up in the middle of the sea ice in the Arctic and Southern Oceans. As the surface water comes into contact with the Antarctic atmosphere, it cools and sinks, then heats up again and rises back toward the surface. A polynya allows heat to escape the ocean, cooling the top layer of the sea water. (more...)
Employees injured in attempted prison break in Pasquotank Co Employees injured in attempted prison break in Pasquotank Co
- October 14, 2017

Several other employees were hurt. An attempted prison break in North Carolina has left several workers injured as fires broke out inside the facility. In response to the incident, three nearby schools , Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School, have been placed on lockdown per instruction from Emergency Management . (more...)
Who killed Aarushi? Question resurfaces after High Court acquits her parents Who killed Aarushi? Question resurfaces after High Court acquits her parents
- October 13, 2017

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail. This decision by the Allahabad HC was a big one as it accepted the plea from Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who were convicted of the murder of their own daughter earlier. (more...)
Pakistan EC issues non-bailable warrant against Imran Khan Pakistan EC issues non-bailable warrant against Imran Khan
- October 13, 2017

However, the PTI is challenging the warrants in the Islamabad High Court , the Dawn quoted a PTI spokesperson, as saying. ECP chairman Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan ordered on Thursday that the PTI chairman be arrested and brought to the next hearing of the case on October 26. (more...)
CM Arvind Kejriwal's auto stolen from Delhi Secretariat CM Arvind Kejriwal's auto stolen from Delhi Secretariat
- October 13, 2017

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told IANS: "We have received a complaint regarding theft of a blue colour WagonR auto bearing registration number DL9CG9769 from AAP . Police is looking into the matter and trying to get the CCTV footage. Party's UK-based volunteer Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, had donated the auto to Kejriwal in January 2013. (more...)
15th named storm forms in Atlantic, Ophelia to intensify 15th named storm forms in Atlantic, Ophelia to intensify
- October 13, 2017

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday. Ophelia is forecast to drift slowly east for the next day or so before stronger upper-level winds arrive later this week and accelerate it toward the east-northeast just south of the Azores. (more...)
Trump Says New Trade Deal with Canada Could Exclude Mexico Trump Says New Trade Deal with Canada Could Exclude Mexico
- October 13, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned against so-called "poison pill" proposals by the U.S., including the sunset clause. "I highlighted to the president how we disagreed, vehemently, with Commerce's decision to bring in countervailing and anti-dumping duties against Bombardier", Trudeau told reporters following talks with US President Donald Trump. (more...)
US Navy destroyer sails near disputed islands in South China Sea US Navy destroyer sails near disputed islands in South China Sea
- October 12, 2017

China's Defense Ministry said on October 11 that a warship, two fighter jets and a helicopter had scrambled to warn the USS Chafee away, adding the vessel had infringed upon China's sovereignty and security with its "provocation". The destroyer, however, did not violate the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits of the islands, according to a Reuters report, citing USA military officials. (more...)
Trump Won't Get Royal Welcome During UK Visit Trump Won't Get Royal Welcome During UK Visit
- October 12, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May made the state visit offer to US President Donald Trump shortly after he took office in January 2017. Her announcement was met threats of massive protests , and the speaker of the House of Commons insisted he would bar Trump from addressing Parliament. (more...)
North Korea Apparently Tried To Hack Into American Power Companies North Korea Apparently Tried To Hack Into American Power Companies
- October 12, 2017

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in recent weeks in defiance of U.N. sanctions as it races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States . (more...)
United Nations aid agencies back on United Nations aid agencies back on "full alert" amid new Myanmar refugee exodus
- October 11, 2017

He said authorities have banned any Bangladeshi or foreigner from entering the settlements after 5:00 pm. "We made a makeshift arrangement for shifting them to an island called "Bhasan Char" from Cox's Bazar . "By this malnutrition programme, we're now treating 3,400 severely acute malnourished children". "We feel deeply sorry for the reaction from global countries based on news without truth". (more...)
Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting
- October 11, 2017

Paddock, who had outfitted a room service cart with security cameras and placed it outside his room, then shot Campos through the door of his suite. "Nobody played as much and as long as I did", he said, and added that he would play the game for "14 hours a day, 365 days a year" on an average in the year 2006. (more...)