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Trump administration rolling back mandate to cover birth control Trump administration rolling back mandate to cover birth control
- October 07, 2017

The organization's senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri called the administration's rules "blatantly unconstitutional". The mandate also , the administration says, imposes a "substantial burden" on the free exercise of religion by certain employers who object to it. (more...)
GST Council decisions provide relief to SME sector, exporters GST Council decisions provide relief to SME sector, exporters
- October 07, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said on Wednesday the government was committed to removing the glitches and bottlenecks of the GSTregime. "The decision was good and beneficial for small traders". Ramakrishnudu further said that the GST council discussed issues faced by small traders, and requested quarterly filing of returns for small businesses. (more...)
Killer's brother seeks to raise $1M for Las Vegas shooting victims Killer's brother seeks to raise $1M for Las Vegas shooting victims
- October 06, 2017

The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend, Marilou Danley , arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night to answer serious questions regarding what she knew about Stephen Paddock's deadly massacre. The 62-year-old was a live-in girlfriend of Paddock. "No one can put the puzzles together, no one except Marilou", one of the sister's told Channel 7. (more...)
Tropical depression forms off Atlantic coast of Central America Tropical depression forms off Atlantic coast of Central America
- October 06, 2017

As of Wednesday night , the system is located about 200 miles East of the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... The storm is expected to be a hurricane when it nears land Sunday morning. "Strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea Thursday night and Friday ", the NHC wrote. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says to buy Russian Federation S-400 defence systems, other arms Saudi Arabia says to buy Russian Federation S-400 defence systems, other arms
- October 06, 2017

He further said that Russian Federation is satisfied with the current level of oil prices. The leaders of the world's largest energy exporters also discussed the Opec agreement to cap oil output. Russian Federation is set to host the World Cup from June 14-July 15 in 12 venues spread across 11 cities including Moscow , St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. (more...)
Something Doesn't Quite Add Up With ISIS Claim Of Las Vegas Shooting Something Doesn't Quite Add Up With ISIS Claim Of Las Vegas Shooting
- October 06, 2017

However, FBI said that the Las Vegas Shooter had no connection to ISIS or any terrorist group. ISIS did not provide any evidence for this claim but added that the gunman converted to Islam before killing at least 59 people on Sunday in Las Vegas. (more...)
Taylor Winston, Marine Veteran Stole Truck To Transport Las Vegas Shooting Victims Taylor Winston, Marine Veteran Stole Truck To Transport Las Vegas Shooting Victims
- October 05, 2017

A 29-year-old veteran used a stolen truck to drive critically injured victims to safety during what quickly became the deadliest shooting in US history. "Shots were still firing, we had a couple of friends ... set up a make shift hospital on the backside away from the gunfire, and they were pulling people out of the venue". (more...)
Extra Troops in Afghanistan Will Cost $1 Billion a Year Extra Troops in Afghanistan Will Cost $1 Billion a Year
- October 05, 2017

The afternoon hearing went even longer, nearly four hours, as House members asked a wide range of questions. But Marine Corp Gen Dunford said it's now a stalemate in Afghanistan. Mr Mattis, a retired general, said he had spoken with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the issue three times in the last ten days as they tried to ensure that it was "an office we can actually deal with" and not just a physical presence. (more...)
Hatch Bill To Renew CHIP Funding Passes Senate Committee Hatch Bill To Renew CHIP Funding Passes Senate Committee
- October 05, 2017

As of September 30, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP ) is not approved to run as its spending authorization has expired, the first time in more than ten years. Others have said they will soon run out of money for it. But even with the state no longer having to provide a match, some Arizona legislators still opposed the program. (more...)
Palestinian rivals declare three stages to end decade-long split Palestinian rivals declare three stages to end decade-long split
- October 05, 2017

For the past decade, he has not been able to work. But what started out as a temporary move has now been in place for ten years. He was accompanied by a large delegation of Fatah officials from the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, dozens of aides and armed bodyguards. (more...)
Iran, Turkey coordinate military response to Kurdish independence vote Iran, Turkey coordinate military response to Kurdish independence vote
- October 05, 2017

Almost 93 percent of Iraqi Kurds on September 25 voted in a non-binding plebiscite in favor of creating an independent state. They fear it could derail the fight against Islamic State. Baghdad imposed a ban on all worldwide flights to Kurdish airports on Friday prompting an exodus of foreigners. "During this process, our respective ministers, security forces and intelligence organizations are carrying out all kinds of work in the region", Erdoğan said. (more...)
Russia-linked Facebook ads reportedly targeted battleground states with anti-Muslim propaganda Russia-linked Facebook ads reportedly targeted battleground states with anti-Muslim propaganda
- October 05, 2017

Edelman, who teaches the economics of online markets at Harvard Business School. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced September 21 that the company would provide the ads to Congress and also make changes to ensure the political ads on its platform are more transparent. (more...)
Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in trial Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in trial
- October 04, 2017

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who were arrested a few days after the killing, have pleaded not guilty to the murder. VX can affect the lung and heart muscles, disrupt the functions of secretion (saliva) and sweat glands, and cause the constriction of the pupils, she told the court. (more...)
Russian Opposition Leader Receives Third Jail Sentence Of The Year Russian Opposition Leader Receives Third Jail Sentence Of The Year
- October 04, 2017

Putin made his statement during a ceremony where the credentials of the new ambassadors to Russian Federation from 20 countries were presented, including Jon Huntsman from the United States. Huntsman, who also served an ambassadorship under President George H.W. Bush, arrives in Moscow as a special counsel back home probes allegations of Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. (more...)
Myanmar makes 'proposal' to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh Myanmar makes 'proposal' to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh
- October 03, 2017

Three groups of diplomats were taken to three different areas Monday, said Ye Htut, district administrator of Maungdaw in Rakhine. He did not provide details on the diplomats' nationalities. Rohingya migrants in Bangladesh say the fences prevent them from making trips to their homes in Myanmar. Meanwhile, Kwe, like other Myanmar government spokespersons, declined to speak to the media, according to Reuters. (more...)
White House doubles down on attacks against San Juan mayor White House doubles down on attacks against San Juan mayor
- October 03, 2017

Trump has said that the results of the US recovery effort in Puerto Rico will "speak much louder than complaints" by Mayor Cruz, and has said that he will be on the ground there on Tuesday. "You're a congenital liar", he wrote in response to a third tweet from Trump, adding with a link to a donation site for a Latino nonprofit. Fifty-five percent of the island's residents were reported as not having access to drinking water as of Saturday, up from 44% reported on Wednesday, ... (more...)
Palestinian prime minister visits Hamas-ruled Gaza amid reconciliation efforts Palestinian prime minister visits Hamas-ruled Gaza amid reconciliation efforts
- October 03, 2017

Hamas' reversal was the most significant step towards Palestinian unity since the government was formed in 2014. "Hamas needs Egypt and needs to open the borders while the authority wants to show America and Israel that they represent all Palestinian people whether in Gaza or the West Bank". (more...)
Maria regains hurricane strength - NHC Maria regains hurricane strength - NHC
- October 03, 2017

Waves churned up by Maria are also expected to reach the southeast coast of the USA mainland today, forecasters said. Hurricane Lee has maximum sustained winds at 110 miles per hour and is moving north at 9 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. (more...)
Investigation launched after barrier collapse Investigation launched after barrier collapse
- October 02, 2017

The collapse occurred as visiting fans celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure scoring Lille's opening goal in the 15th minute. Amiens public prosecutor Alexandre de Bosschere said an investigation had been opened into accidental injury, focusing on why the barrier gave way. (more...)
Two People Have Been Killed In A Knife Attack In Marseille Two People Have Been Killed In A Knife Attack In Marseille
- October 02, 2017

French interior minister Gerard Collomb has said he will travel immediately to the scene. About 40 minutes later police said in a second tweet that the attacker had been "neutralized and shot". The incident in Marseille came only days after the Daesh group released a recording of what it said was its leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi urging his followers to strike their enemies in the West. (more...)
Tensions Arising on How UK Should Exit EU Tensions Arising on How UK Should Exit EU
- October 02, 2017

Michael Gove and the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox were also present to endorse the new institute, which Mr. Fox said showed the moral imperative to lower trade barriers."We may think the benefits of free trade are self-evident but we need to sell benefits to the public", said Mr. (more...)
NRL Grand Final Preview NRL Grand Final Preview
- October 02, 2017

With NRL Grand Final fever causing such a stir, take a few moments to look beyond the on-field highs and lows, to what supports and unites many players in the NRL community. In both the qualifying final and the preliminary final Melbourne put themselves under all manner of pressure with a series of early errors that are most unlike the Storm we've come to know. (more...)
SNL: Michael Che Calls Trump SNL: Michael Che Calls Trump "You B*tch" Over Puerto Rico Response
- October 02, 2017

And the US military is working with Puerto Rican officials and the island's National Guard to reach those still cut off. Trump's tweets came after he faced mounting criticism of his jabs at the mayor of San Juan , Carmen Yulîn Cruz . (more...)
Ryan Gosling is once more awful at keeping a straight face Ryan Gosling is once more awful at keeping a straight face
- October 02, 2017

Having people break mid-sketch so often is usually off-putting, but it did help several subpar sketches tonight: Gosling was clearly having so much fun that I felt bad I didn't share his level of enthusiasm. We need another Gosling-Stone movie ASAP! Thanks to Gosling's ample experience with weird moments of high drama (see also Lars and the Real Girl ) there's a lot of authenticity in his delivery. (more...)
NSA Warned Key WH Staff on Private Phone, Email Use NSA Warned Key WH Staff on Private Phone, Email Use
- October 01, 2017

It is not illegal for White House officials to use private email, as long as they forward professional messages to their work accounts for preservation. "The NSA briefers explained that cyberspies could be using sophisticated malware to turn the personal cellphones of White House aides into clandestine listening devices, to take photos and video without the user's knowledge and to transfer vast amounts of data via Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth", Politico reports. (more...)
Rihanna urges Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico Rihanna urges Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico
- October 01, 2017

President Donald Trump is lashing out at the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city in a war of words over recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria smashed into the US territory. "Damn it, this is not a good news story", she said. "We are unloading on an hourly basis, massive loads of water and food and supplies for Puerto Rico ". (more...)
Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November
- October 01, 2017

During the trip, president will participate in a series of bilateral, multilateral and cultural engagements- including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila, the Philippine. (more...)
Huge Stakes for Teachers' Unions as Fees Case Reaches High Court Huge Stakes for Teachers' Unions as Fees Case Reaches High Court
- October 01, 2017

All public employees in the USA will, in effect, be treated as though they were in a right to work state. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Gorsuch declined to comment on the ethics issue. In a case with enormous financial implications for teachers' unions, the U.S. Supreme Court once again has agreed to take up a dispute that threatens a 40-year-old precedent giving unions the right to collect fees from nonmembers. (more...)
Police seal off polling stations as tensions rise before Catalonia referendum Police seal off polling stations as tensions rise before Catalonia referendum
- October 01, 2017

The Catalan government appeared to soften its language somewhat in a news conference Saturday, with officials talking of "peaceful resistance" and a peaceful demonstration of people's democratic rights. As a result, those inside were allowed to leave but no one could enter. But as classes ended for the day, small groups of activists, including parents with their children, on Friday peacefully occupied several schools in Barcelona where voting is scheduled to take place. (more...)
Keeping up with DACA deadlines Keeping up with DACA deadlines
- October 01, 2017

The Pew Research Center estimated that up to 1.7 million could be eligible. No one holds children to the same moral or even legal standards to which we hold adults. Trump has promised to speed up the deportations of undocumented migrants, and insists the U.S. will build a vast border wall aimed at preventing illegal immigration from Mexico. (more...)
DPR Korea-Malaysia AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifying match postponed DPR Korea-Malaysia AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifying match postponed
- September 30, 2017

Earlier, AFC chose to postpone the Group B match scheduled to take place at Kim II-sung Stadium, Pyongyang after the Foreign Ministry barred Malaysians from going to North Korea until further notice. But the Asian body gave the all-clear earlier this month after Lebanon played in Pyongyang in an incident-free Asian Cup qualifier. On Sept 20, FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced in a statement that he had been given special permission from North Korea to travel direct to ... (more...)
Former EU bureaucrat elected leader of Ukip Former EU bureaucrat elected leader of Ukip
- September 30, 2017

Long before being ripped apart by dogs (don't give us that spoilers shit now - that was Season 6), Ramsay tortured Theon Greyjoy into submission, eventually cutting his dick off and sending it back over to the Iron Islands to his dad. He's a former soldier who used to be in the Lib Dems. The victor of the leadership election will be announced at about 17:00 BST at the party's annual conference in Torquay. (more...)
Russia, N Korea to discuss nuclear crisis in Moscow Russia, N Korea to discuss nuclear crisis in Moscow
- September 30, 2017

The White House has labelled the claim, "absurd" and insisted it remains focused on a diplomatic solution. A key senator in Russia's Federation Council has declared that any USA attempt to wage war against North Korea would be assessed by Moscow as an "openly hostile" action towards Russia, due to the fact that Russia and North Korea share a border. (more...)
Rockfall Kills 1 Person At Yosemite National Park Rockfall Kills 1 Person At Yosemite National Park
- September 29, 2017

DeGrazio says he's seen avalanches and rock falls on El Capitan in the past but that Wednesday's rock fall was "more significant than anything I've seen before". "They're thinking, 'we're on big rocks, too, '" he said. The last rockfall-related death in Yosemite National Park happened in June 1999 when rock climber Peter Terbush was killed by a rockfall from Glacier Point. (more...)
More than 120000 people flee Bali volcano More than 120000 people flee Bali volcano
- September 29, 2017

The number of evacuees has risen to more than 134,000 in Bali resort island of Indonesia as a volcano could imminently erupt, a disaster agency official said on Thursday. "The chances of an eruption are very high, but we can not be sure when it will erupt", he said at a news conference in the capital, Jakarta. "Sirens will sound and tell the community the mountain has erupted". (more...)
As Hurricane Maria Devastation Endures, Bostonians Look For Ways To Help As Hurricane Maria Devastation Endures, Bostonians Look For Ways To Help
- September 29, 2017

The law, passed in 1920, requires good shipped from the United States mainland to Puerto Rico be sent on ships built and owned by Americans. "We've gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico", Trump said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. (more...)
High court revives suit over how public schools are funded High court revives suit over how public schools are funded
- September 29, 2017

The case takes aim at a decades-old practice in many states allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from workers who do not want to the belong to the union as long as the money is not spent on political activities. The executive order was put on hold when a judge in Downstate St. Clair County ordered the state to keep passing the fees along while the matter continued to play out in court. (more...)
Equifax CEO Rick Smith retires in wake of data breach Equifax CEO Rick Smith retires in wake of data breach
- September 28, 2017

Smith was a General Electric executive before he became Equifax CEO in 2005. In an SEC filing, Equifax says its board has begun hunting for a new CEO. A member of the Senate Banking Committee said he still wanted Smith to appear at the hearing . The move is unsurprising given the massive public backlash regarding the data breach itself, not to mention more recent insider trading concerns with Equifax coming under fire after three high-level executives sold off part of their ... (more...)
Donations sought for hurricane-damage in the US Virgin Islands Donations sought for hurricane-damage in the US Virgin Islands
- September 28, 2017

Thomas , St. John and St. Croix , flying 20 of them to America per day for one week. That's where Island Dog Rescue , based out of Virginia Beach, comes in to help. The animals landed safely in Norfolk, Virginia, around 2 a.m. on Tuesday. The dogs have been in cages since the storm hit - only being taken out for walks. (more...)
Mourinho without midfield trio for CSKA Moscow trip
- September 28, 2017

United head into the game unbeaten in their last eight games with the latter being a 1-0-win over Southampton at the St Mary's. Throughout last season's successful UEFA Europa League campaign, Micki scored in four troublesome away ties at Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine, Saint-Etienne in France, FC Rostov in Russian Federation and Anderlecht in Belgium. (more...)