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Britain says chances of resolving Northern Ireland impasse 'not positive'

Britain says chances of resolving Northern Ireland impasse 'not positive' Stormont has been suspended for almost a year after Northern Ireland's squabbling politicians refused to work together - plunging the future powersharing into uncertainty. Mr Brokenshire said the setting of a budget - which he said must be in place by November 6 - did not itself "denote" direct rule. The Irish government, which is co-facilitating the talks, has said Northern Ireland needs a devo... [Full Article...]

Suspected murderer smears self with faeces to stall court trial

Suspected murderer smears self with faeces to stall court trial Pointing to the testimony of two other doctors, she found that Boys was competent to stand trial. The defendant had returned from the bathroom, apparently hiding a napkin of his own poop. After Boys was treated, prosecutors and defense attorneys polled potential jurors on whether they had heard of the shooting of Holloway and if they could decide the case fairly. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Threatens Strong Responses to S. Korea-US Joint Drills

N. Korea Threatens Strong Responses to S. Korea-US Joint Drills An angry North Korea is lashing out again, issuing a new threat of military action against the U.S. The country's state-run media said Thursday that Americans should expect an "unimaginable strike" at an unexpected time. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan met with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts across town to discuss responses to North Korea's nuclear activities. [Full Article...]

Trump Offered Family Of Killed Soldier $25000 And Didn't Follow Through

Trump Offered Family Of Killed Soldier $25000 And Didn't Follow Through Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge , 22, was killed in action June 10 in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan . Obama and George W. Bush - saddled with far more combat casualties than the roughly two dozen so far under Trump - did not call all those soldiers' families, either, but both did take steps to write, call or meet bereaved military families. [Full Article...]

Trump on Puerto Rico response: 'It's a 10'

Trump on Puerto Rico response: 'It's a 10' Watch the president brag about the federal government's great response in the video below. The Trump administration has faced heavy criticism over its response to the hurricane, which many have viewed as insufficient in comparison to its response to recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida . [Full Article...]

Carmelo Anthony says playing for Knicks wasn't fun anymore

Carmelo Anthony says playing for Knicks wasn't fun anymore It worked out for Anthony who joined a Thunder organization that made the playoffs last season with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook . "This is an important game for me because it gives me an opportunity to go out there and kind of close that chapter", said Anthony. [Full Article...]

Congressman Pat Tiberi Of Ohio Won't Seek Re-Election

Congressman Pat Tiberi Of Ohio Won't Seek Re-Election He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and a member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee. Tiberi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2001. J.D. Vance, the author of the acclaimed memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" who ruled out a U.S. Senate run earlier this year, told Buzzfeed News' Henry Gomez that he's "definitely not interes... [Full Article...]

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center , said it would be surprising if this winter is as warm. As for the Chicago outlook... NOAA also says drought conditions are likely to persist in northern Plain states and areas of the South that didn't receive substantial rainfall from this year's hurricanes. [Full Article...]

Cornwall braces for Storm Brian

Cornwall braces for Storm Brian Efforts to fully restore power after Storm Ophelia could be affected by further strong winds this weekend. The Met Office has officially named the storm that is set to better the Duchy on Saturday. The Met Office confirmed the storm system will turn into a "weather bomb" as it hurtles towards British shores. "Weather bomb" may sound dramatic, especially in the wake of recent storm coverage, bu... [Full Article...]

Bush warns "bigotry seems emboldened" under Trump

Bush warns Bush Institute . Bush warned that the USA faces the return of isolationist ideology even though he said that American security is "directly threatened by the chaos and despair" of other nations around the world. He also said the USA government needed to ensure its voting system was protected from cyber attacks. Bush ultimately said America must "recover its own identity", remember its values a... [Full Article...]

Foreign missionaries kidnapped in Delta

Foreign missionaries kidnapped in Delta Andrew Aniamaka, from Delta State police, said: 'The abductors have not made any contact but we are doing our investigations to know the motive and have them rescued without jeopardising their lives '. NAIj.com had reported that n reaction to comment from Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, that President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly requested the bank should concentrate its effort on ... [Full Article...]

Drop, Cover, Hold On During ShakeOut Drill

Drop, Cover, Hold On During ShakeOut Drill Thursday, a common refrain for many in the United States is to drop, cover and hold on . 38 million people worldwide are registered to participate in the drill, including more than 732,000 British Columbians. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2014 found that the probability of Southern California experiencing a magnitude-6.7 quake or stronger by 2043 is 72 percent. [Full Article...]

PM Modi with the Army at LoC on Diwali

It is to mention here that the Army Chief yesterday was received by Lt Gen D Anbu, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander. Offering candies and exchanging greetings with the jawans, Modi said, "like everyone else, I too wish to spend Diwali with my family". The presence of fearless soldiers at the border, on this festive occasion, lights the lamp of hope, and generate... [Full Article...]

McCain Joins Democrats to Regulate Online Political Ads

McCain Joins Democrats to Regulate Online Political Ads The proposal arrives as congressional lawmakers continue to probe the extent to which Russian-aligned sought to co-opt Facebook, Google and Twitter before and after the 2016 presidential race. Tiny font isn't enough, at least in the eyes of Warner and his allies. It would also require online platforms, such as Facebook, "to make reasonable efforts to ensure that foreign individuals and entities ... [Full Article...]

Kerala CM slams BJP party leaders for hate speech

Kerala CM slams BJP party leaders for hate speech CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has sarcastically commented that BJP national president Amit Shah , who came to Kerala like a lion, saying that he would save Kerala, returned like a rat. In fact, it has highlighted the ground reality in Kerala as a model. Such attacks are not happening in Kerala, he added. "Amit Shah must now realise how the people of Kerala perceive such crooked poli... [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency sacks puppy as she 'wasn't interested in' her explosive detection training

Central Intelligence Agency sacks puppy as she 'wasn't interested in' her explosive detection training Lulu was already months into the explosive detection training process - an extensive training regimen that includes 6 weeks of beginning training, pairing dogs with human partners, 10 weeks of advanced training, a certification test, and then, for those more lucky than Lulu, a diploma in November on graduation day, according to the program's website. [Full Article...]

Kenyan election official quits, says board not ready for credible poll

Kenyan election official quits, says board not ready for credible poll Kisumu's deputy governor, Mathews Ochieng Owili, says that "there is no way we are going for an election where the referee is partisan". For more than a month now, the Opposition leaders have been leading their supporters in demos that have grown to thrice a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to protest against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. [Full Article...]

Growth Energy Thanks Republican Governors' Supporting the RFS

Growth Energy Thanks Republican Governors' Supporting the RFS Wednesday also brought word that White House officials had directed the EPA to abandon both the reduction in biodiesel requirements and the separate proposal to allow exported renewable fuel to count toward domestic quotas, according to individuals familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about the move. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump's 'body double' sets off Twitter's conspiracy theorists

Melania Trump's 'body double' sets off Twitter's conspiracy theorists Mr Trump spoke to the waiting media on the lawn before a trip to visit a nearby US Secret Service training facility. In the video, the First Lady's appearance is well hidden under a large coat and sunglasses, with conspiracy theorists claiming she made effort to cover herself up because she was someone else. [Full Article...]

WH: Kelly Felt Trump's Remarks to Widow Were 'Respectful'

WH: Kelly Felt Trump's Remarks to Widow Were 'Respectful' Sgt. Johnson, a Green Beret, was killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month that killed three other soldiers and injured two. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was with Myeshia Johnson Tuesday when Trump called the widow. And now, when speaking to a reporter, Trump apparently also couldn't remember Mrs. Wilson's name. Mr Obama may have done so on occasion, he said, but "other presidents di... [Full Article...]


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