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Maine's Susan Collins Says She's Staying in US Senate

Collins grew up in Caribou, in far northern Maine. Collins is Maine's senior U.S. Senator, having held her seat as a Republican since 1997. The governor has since used his weekly radio addresses and conservative radio appearances to berate Collins over her opposition to two controversial bills repealing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. [Full Article...]

S. Korea, US to hold joint Navy drills

S. Korea, US to hold joint Navy drills But the port call comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea , which has stepped up the pace of its nuclear weapons program. And Washington has agreed to deploy so-called strategic assets in and around South Korea on a more regular basis to provide better deterrence against the North. [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Licenses of 'Disgusting' News Networks

Trump Threatens Licenses of 'Disgusting' News Networks Television licenses are generally given to local stations, not national networks, so the White House would have to challenge a bunch of NBC affiliates to black out the network. Trump may have been referring to the "Fairness Doctrine" that was created to ensure broadcasters present opposing viewpoints about public issues. "It is contrary to this fundamental right for any government official to th... [Full Article...]

RSS to discuss Rohingyas, violent attacks at its 'Diwali Baithak'

RSS to discuss Rohingyas, violent attacks at its 'Diwali Baithak' They (BJP) have so many women in the party, but I have not seen a single woman in the RSS. Criticising the senior Congress leader's remarks, RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya said on Wednesday that Rahul's remark was like going to a men's hockey match and trying to look for women players. [Full Article...]

Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Last month Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's new CEO said to Londoners: "We will appeal the decision on behalf of millions of Londoners, but we do so with the knowledge that we must also change". It also questioned the process through which drivers obtain their medical certificates and the practice of "greyballing", when the company uses a fake version of its app to fool regulators in cities in which it ... [Full Article...]

Cannot Deport Rohingya Refugees Till Next Hearing, Supreme Court Tells Government

Cannot Deport Rohingya Refugees Till Next Hearing, Supreme Court Tells Government A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will today hear a petition filed by Rohingya Muslims in India challenging the government's decision to send them back to Myanmar. In a strongly-worded observation, the Supreme Court reminded the government that it has multiple responsibilities, and must balance national and humanitarian values. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Army recovers five foreign hostages

Pakistan Army recovers five foreign hostages The communiqué said that the operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from USA authorities, was successful. "Today, our Commonwealth and our country give thanks that Caitlan Coleman, Josh Boyle and their children have been released from captivity", he said in a statement. [Full Article...]

UAE Stops Issuing Visas for North Korean Laborers

UAE Stops Issuing Visas for North Korean Laborers The announcement said that the UAE would pull its non-resident ambassador to North Korea as well. It said it looked forward to worldwide efforts aimed to stop the proliferation of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program that pose a threat to global peace and stability. [Full Article...]

NOPD officer shot and killed in New Orleans East

NOPD officer shot and killed in New Orleans East Michael Harrison said the officer was shot multiple times. The shooting occurred just before 12:30 a.m., as the officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect at Cindy Place Apartments. The suspect fled to a nearby building. Harrison said two officers might have fired on the gunman. The police chief said grief counselors are on the scene. [Full Article...]

Turkish army begins setting up observation positions in Syria's Idlib

Turkish army begins setting up observation positions in Syria's Idlib It did not elaborate on the size of the deployment. "The allied Turkish armed forces have entered Syrian territory and begun setting up observation posts", Mustafa Sejari, an official in the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group, was quoted as saying by Reuters. [Full Article...]

SCA judgment expected today in Zuma spy tapes appeal

SCA judgment expected today in Zuma spy tapes appeal South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court ruling to reinstate hundreds of corruption charges filed against Jacob Zuma before he became president. "The ball comes back into the court of the NPA whether to continue or discontinue", Machingura said. Initially two days had been set aside to hear the legal team's oral representations, but by lunchtime they had wrapped up ... [Full Article...]

Auston Matthews scores a beauty to complete Maple Leafs comeback

Auston Matthews scores a beauty to complete Maple Leafs comeback The key moment came late in the period after the Devils took two minor penalties on one play. Frederik Andersen will get the start versus New Jersey, against which he owns a 3-0-0 mark with a.949 save percentage in his career. "As the game went on we got better and better and that's the way you want to play". "And that's exactly what I expected". That's what we deserved tonight. [Full Article...]

Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court

Proclamations against Hussain, Hasan Nawaz pasted in accountability court A Pakistani court has delayed the indictment of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges following clashes between his supporters and police. A special representative Zaafar Khan is set to appeared before the court on behalf of Nawaz Sharif. Meanwhle PML-N Senator Pervaiz Rashid said: "Nawaz Sharif today did not appear before the Accountability Cou... [Full Article...]

SC sends Sabarimala case to Constitutional Bench: 'Is prayer a fundamental right?'

SC sends Sabarimala case to Constitutional Bench: 'Is prayer a fundamental right?' The apex Court also raised six questions on the issue to be considered by the Constitution bench, reports mentioned. The questions include whether the existing practice of exclusion of women between 10-50 years age by the temple was permissible and whether biological factors were ground enough for excluding women from entering the temple. [Full Article...]

Quake recorded near North Korea's nuclear test site

Quake recorded near North Korea's nuclear test site It was the latest in a string of aftershocks following North Korea's sixth nuclear test on September 3, which caused a 6.3 magnitude natural disaster, according to the USGS. There are no nearby tectonic plate faultline boundaries to the test site. "If Pyongyang goes ahead with another test in the area, it could risk radioactive pollution". [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico mayor calls Trump tweet 'unbecoming'

Puerto Rico mayor calls Trump tweet 'unbecoming' Puerto Rico has about 24 industrial waste sites contaminated by industries including pesticides and battery recycling. "It's not easy when you're used to living in an American way of life, and then somebody tells you that you're going to be without power for six or eight months", said Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress. [Full Article...]

Parents of Missing 3-Year-Old Texas Girl Not Cooperating With Police

Parents of Missing 3-Year-Old Texas Girl Not Cooperating With Police Richardson police are still looking for the toddler and have issued an Amber Alert ever since she went missing on Saturday. After looking around for her, he said he then went inside to do laundry and made a decision to wait until morning to continue searching or for her to return on her own. [Full Article...]

Missing elderly woman feared taken by croc

Missing elderly woman feared taken by croc Anne Cameron, 79, disappeared from a Port Douglas nursing home on Tuesday, with police unable to rule out the possibility she had been attacked by a crocodile after wandering down to a nearby river. Clothes and a walking stick with Ms Cameron's name on it were discovered on Thursday at the end of Four Mile Beach. "Family have been notified and have asked for their privacy". [Full Article...]

Mountain climber kills himself after girlfriend's avalanche death

Mountain climber kills himself after girlfriend's avalanche death Climbing is either a handsome gift or a curse'. Hayden Kennedy survived the avalanche that claimed the life of his girlfriend, Inge Perkins, 23, on Saturday, Oct. Hayden Kennedy, who famously climbed Cerro Torre of Patagonia in South America in 2012, was remembered by his family as an "uncensored soul whose accomplishments as a mountaineer were always secondary to his deep friendships and mindf... [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena leader's auto mows down two school girls in Pune

Shiv Sena leader's auto mows down two school girls in Pune Locals allege that the vehicle belongs to a local Shiv Sena leader, Pappu Mane, who was allegedly indulging in rash driving. Police added that two girls died in the incident while the third survived the dash with critical injuries. The deceased girls, identified as Samiksha Vitkar (13) and Divya Pawar (12), were on their way to school when they were knocked down by the auto. A police officer fro... [Full Article...]


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