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New Zealand to kick off World Cup defence v Springboks

New Zealand to kick off World Cup defence v Springboks Scotland will face the winners of the European qualification process, now led by Romania, but with Spain, Russia and Germany still in the mix. The tournament will culminate with the Final on 2 November 2019 in Yokohama. England , meanwhile, look set to take on either Australia or Wales if they see off France and Argentina to win Pool C , the pool of death. The schedule for the 2019 Rugby Wo... [Full Article...]

Sen. Silverstein Out as Majority Caucus Chair

Sen. Silverstein Out as Majority Caucus Chair Silverstein earned an extra $21,000 annually from the post. Silverstein has called the charges by crime victims' lobbyist and Republican candidate for office Denise Rotheimer "false". Rotheimer told lawmakers that Silverstein used the crime victim legislation she was advocating as "a carrot being dangled" over her. "I want these Facebook messages to be presented. [Full Article...]

Hudson's Bay Receives Offer for Galeria Kaufhof Stores From Signa Holding

Hudson's Bay Receives Offer for Galeria Kaufhof Stores From Signa Holding The Reuters sources said that Signa expects Toronto-based Hudson's Bay, which has been reluctant so far to engage in negotiations to sell Kaufhof, to respond to the offer by the middle of November. In 2015, both Signa and Hudson's Bay made offers for Kaufhof, but the Canadian company outbid and finally paid €2.5bn for the department store. Since then, Kaufhof's finances have deteriorated, to the p... [Full Article...]

Henry the Hippo Dies at Cincinnati Zoo

Henry the Hippo Dies at Cincinnati Zoo Cincinnati Zoo vet Dr. Jenny Nollman said Henry's decline was irreversible. Maynard said the zoo will keep tissues and other samples for learning and scientific purposes. Henry had mated with 18-year-old Bibi at the zoo. It had announced Henry's declining health earlier in the week. So they're going to do a full necropsy, or autopsy, on Henry. [Full Article...]

PM Modi holds rally in Himachal's Rehan, calls Congress 'laughing club'

PM Modi holds rally in Himachal's Rehan, calls Congress 'laughing club' At his first rally in the key district of Kangra, the Prime Minister said there was an urgent need to "save Himachal from the Congress", which he said now only symbolises " Bhrashtachaar (corruption)", " Pariwaarwaad (family)", " Jaatiwaad (caste politics)". [Full Article...]

Japan drops to 114th in gender equality rankings by World Economic Forum

Although on average the countries tracked have closed 96% of the gap in health outcomes between men and women, gaps on economic participation and political empowerment "remain wide", says the report. The report says that "at the current rate of progress, the global gender gap will take 100 years to close, compared to 83 last year". Overall, the Nordic countries once again dominated the top of th... [Full Article...]

Bordentown Township's ex-police chief charged with hate crimes

Bordentown Township's ex-police chief charged with hate crimes Bordentown Township's former police chief, Frank Nucera, has been charged with federal hate crimes in connection with an incident previous year in which he allegedly assaulted an African-American teen who was in police custody. The criminal complaint also says that "Nucera has a significant history of making racist comments concerning African Americans". "I'm telling you", Nucera allegedly conti... [Full Article...]

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont defies order to appear in Spanish court

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont defies order to appear in Spanish court The 14 have been summoned to appear in the National Court in Madrid at 9 a.m. Thursday for questioning that is scheduled to last through Friday. Puigdemont has said he is open to testifying in Spain's trial from within Belgium. Puigdemont and other removed Catalan officials intend to remain in Brussels and respond to any criminal charges "according to the mechanisms foreseen in the European Union ... [Full Article...]

Mira Rajput all geared up for a casual outing in Mumbai

Mira Rajput all geared up for a casual outing in Mumbai Mira Rajput comes from a non-celebrity background but has managed to win hearts of the audience as well as husband, Shahid Kapoor's fans. The wedding-inspired shoot has Mira in a mint green and pink brocade lehenga , paired with a polki statement necklace and matching bajubandh. [Full Article...]

Militants attack CRPF convoy in Anantnag, 4 injured

Militants attack CRPF convoy in Anantnag, 4 injured There have been no reports of any casualties, but it is being reported that five soldiers have sustained injuries in the attack. "A convoy of CRPF's 96 battalion comprising of six buses was on its way back to Mattan town when it was sacked upon by militants", a police officer said. [Full Article...]

Israeli Airstrike Targets Factory Near Homs, Syria

Israeli Airstrike Targets Factory Near Homs, Syria The Syrian military responded to the alleged Israeli operation by firing surface-to-air missiles, according to Syria's Al-Mayadeen channel, which is closely associated with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This is just the most recent of several attacks by Israel in the last few weeks against Syrian military targets. He said Israel's "red line" was "against arms smuggling (and) ... [Full Article...]

United Nations calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp

United Nations calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp The men's plight has attracted the attention of Hollywood, with Australian star Russell Crowe describing the situation as "disgraceful". Lives held in limbo. Describing the situation as "increasingly tense and unstable", the agency said there was inadequate accommodation outside the camp for all of the men, with one centre still incomplete. [Full Article...]

NY terror: Jewish businessman among eight killed in truck-ramming attack

NY terror: Jewish businessman among eight killed in truck-ramming attack At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a truck rammed into a crowd on a bike path in downtown New York City in what the mayor called "an act of terror". Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said in a tweet Tuesday night that a Belgian national also was killed in the attack. No other details about the woman have been released so far, while the two remaining vi... [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan Earlier, there were reports that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials would hold a meeting with Sharif at airport to hand summon notification over to him for the accountability proceedings tomorrow (Friday). According to Express News , the deposed premier arrived on Pakistan International Airline's flight PK 786 from London, where he was visiting his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Na... [Full Article...]

Akshay Kumar's monster look will send shivers down your spine

Akshay Kumar's monster look will send shivers down your spine The general perception was that the Khiladi superstar will be essaying the role of an antagonist in the film. He has changed into the villain avatar after a long time with his terrific look in Rajnikanth-starrer 2.0. Produced by Lyca Productions the film made at an estimated budget of Rs 450 crores is believed to be the most expensive Indian film to date. The film is scheduled to hit the scree... [Full Article...]

Predict the market movement for today's market share: BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT)

After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 24.82% shares. Stearns Financial Services Group's holdings in BB&T Corporation were worth $2,189,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink . In related news, insider Christopher L. Henson sold 42,233 shares of the business's stoc... [Full Article...]

Crorepatis and criminal cases abound in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections

Crorepatis and criminal cases abound in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections A Himachal Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analyses "the self-sworn affidavits of all candidates from the HimachalPradesh 2017 Assembly Elections" comes in handy for this goal. The average worth per candidate contesting in the elections is ₹ 4.07 crore. Among those with declared criminal cases, 23 are from BJP, 16 are independents, 10 are from the CPI-M... [Full Article...]

Macron anti-terror law replaces French state of emergency

A state of emergency installed in France two years ago came to an end on Wednesday, to be replaced by new anti-terror legislation widely criticized by rights groups. Human rights groups have criticised the bill as establishing a permanent state of emergency that could harm citizens' rights to liberty, security, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. [Full Article...]

India power plant explosion leaves at least 16 dead

India power plant explosion leaves at least 16 dead A massive fire broke out inside and a huge ball of dust rose after the explosion, making rescue operations hard, an official told IANS. "Ash had piled up in the furnace beneath the boiler, which then led to building up of pressure resulting in the explosion", senior state police official Anand Kumar said in a statement posted online. [Full Article...]

New York City rampage: What we know about the suspect

New York City rampage: What we know about the suspect Authorities said Saipov never was the subject of an investigation by the New York Police Department's intelligence bureau or the FBI, but they were looking at how he might be connected to the subjects of other investigations. He has a Florida driver's license but may have been staying in New Jersey, they said. "It's so bad, you know?" he said. When asked about those news reports , Mr. [Full Article...]


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