• India's defence minister reviews operational readiness of Tezpur airbase
India's defence minister reviews operational readiness of Tezpur airbase

She was also seen asking one of the PLA personnel: "Do you know what " Namaste " means?". But it was soft diplomacy at its best when defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese military officials with an Indian customary " namaste " at the Nathu La border during her official visit to the place.

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  • Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel
Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Pence, the former governor of IN, earlier posted a picture of himself and his wife Karen Pence at the Lucas Oil Stadium IN Indianapolis, he IN a Colts hat and shirt and the second lady sporting a team jersey. The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem because the reporter who interviewe...

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  • Iran: Revolutionary Guard Vow to Designate US Army as Equivalent to ISIS
Iran: Revolutionary Guard Vow to Designate US Army as Equivalent to ISIS

The head of the elite military unit also made a veiled threat to attack USA military bases in the region. Mohammad Ali Jafari also stated that the United States was wrong about the pressure it put on Iran while negotiating on regional issues, Iran's Tasnim news agency cited the Guards' commander on Sunday.

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  • Verstappen: Suzuka is great to me
Verstappen: Suzuka is great to me

Ferrari had detected a spark plug issue on the way to the grid and removed the engine cover from vehicle No.5 in an attempt to rectify the problem before the start. But obviously it was good for us as a team. "It's nearly unbelievable to think we are where we are in the championship", said Hamilton. It means that Vettel must avoid getting a re...

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  • Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies
Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies

The guidance also contends that religious protections to Title VII discrimination law extend to " discrimination on the basis of religious observance or practices as well as belief". "We are confident that the courts will continue to agree and will reject the politically driven decision by Attorney General Sessions". However, LGBT advocates ...

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  • Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize
Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize

As part of its work to push for the nuclear prohibition treaty , ICAN launched in 2012 the campaign "Don't Bank on the Bomb", pushing for divestment from hundreds of banks, pension funds and insurance companies with investments in companies producing nuclear arms.

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  • Here's your Columbus Day weekend forecast
Here's your Columbus Day weekend forecast

Above normal temperatures were with us Thursday with morning lows around 10 degrees above normal and afternoon highs near 5 degrees above normal. After that, Hurricane Nate will move through CT, but at that point it will just be a good heavy rain day with a breeze on Monday before moving out and bringing us some more seasonable air for much...

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  • Pakistan 51-0 in reply to Sri Lanka's 482
Pakistan 51-0 in reply to Sri Lanka's 482

The match being played in Dubai is Sri Lanka's first foray into the world of day/night Test cricket. The narrow win gives Sri Lanka a unique chance for a series win over Pakistan at their neutral venues of the UAE, where they have never lost a series in nine attempts.

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  • Erdogan: Turkey backing FSA rebels in new Idlib push
Erdogan: Turkey backing FSA rebels in new Idlib push

Turkey said on Thursday that it was prepared to carry out a cross-border operation to retake Syria's northern city of Afrin when necessary. Speaking at AK party's camp in Afyonkarahisar, President Erdogan said, "We are now striving to move forward with a new step towards ensuring safety of Idlib in field of Euphrates shield operation".

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  • Head, legs of missing Swedish journalist found
Head, legs of missing Swedish journalist found

Mr Madsen, 46, denies murdering her. The items were found on Friday in Koge Bay, a little more than half a mile from where her torso was recovered on August 21. Madsen has been in court this week charged with her murder where it was revealed he had video footage on his computer showing women being violently killed.

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  • What are the 'bump stocks' on the Las Vegas shooter's guns?
What are the 'bump stocks' on the Las Vegas shooter's guns?

In the House, a bill from Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., would focus on bump stocks and leave out restrictions on other gun accessories. The state of Nevada does not require weapons to be licenced, although Clark County, in which Las Vegas is located, does.

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  • $25 billion allegation: Group calls for urgent investigation of NNPC GMD
$25 billion allegation: Group calls for urgent investigation of NNPC GMD

In the memo, dated August 30, Mr. Kachikwu accused the Group Managing Director of the state oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru , of insubordination and violation of due process. President Buhari presided over Wednesday's meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, but it is not yet clear if the faceoff b...

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  • Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site
Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site

A fellow construction worker on the site, Robert "Spider" Pagan, told reporters he saw Perry at the site on Thursday in the stairwell near the 31st floor, shortly after hearing what he thought were gunshots. Despite fears at the scene that multiple people had been shot, the NYPD said the two people were killed are the only victims. The suspect was ...

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  • 'We're Not Going To Talk About That'
'We're Not Going To Talk About That'

The massacre of 58 concertgoers and wounding of about 500 more at an outdoor festival in Las Vegas was carried out by a single gunman shooting from a hotel window. "It's a very sad thing". He also tried to console the country, saying "our unity can not be shattered by evil, our bonds can not be broken by violence".

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  • Security guard has set fire to the king: 4 children died
Security guard has set fire to the king: 4 children died

He was taken to hospital with burns to around 90 percent of his body. The guard, identified by authorities as 50-year-old Damiao dos Santos, set himself alight at the scene and later died of his injuries in hospital. The municipality of Janauba announced a 7-day mourning in region. While interrogation, Police officials found many alcohol bott...

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  • Trump guts Obamacare's contraceptive mandate
Trump guts Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans have to cover birth control for women at no cost, a rule referred to as the birth control mandate. In May, Trump signed a decree on religious liberty ordering his administration to take account of objections of conscience on matters of contraception.

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  • Relief for small traders expected after today's GST Council meet
Relief for small traders expected after today's GST Council meet

Man made yarn was taxed 18%, it has been put in 12% slab, will have effect on textiles. - Government contracts involving intensive labour, like irrigation projects will be taxed at 5 per cent GST. He said that composition scheme limit has been increased from Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore and added that 1% tax is applicable on traders under compositi...

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  • Las Vegas gunman 'had to have help' - sheriff
Las Vegas gunman 'had to have help' - sheriff

The investigation into the motives of the mass shooting turned to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said . More than two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, why someone with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a country music festival wa...

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  • Sessions Says Title VII Doesn't Protect Trans Workers
Sessions Says Title VII Doesn't Protect Trans Workers

In the memo laying out his decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era rule that had interpreted the Civil Rights Act to protect transgender workers. As it stands, Title VII addresses discrimination on the basis of sex. "Nothing in this memorandum should be construed to condone mistreatment on the basis of gender identity,...

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  • VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia
VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. "We will refocus America's space program toward human exploration and discovery", Pence wrote. "American leadership in space will be assured", Pence said at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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  • Spanish Court Moves to Pre-empt Catalan Independence Declaration
Spanish Court Moves to Pre-empt Catalan Independence Declaration

As tensions between Madrid and Barcelona continued to rise, Puigdemont said Catalonia would declare independence in the coming days, without giving a specific date. The comments by the European Union led to accusations of " hypocrisy " by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who said: "How come that in the case of Catalonia the referen...

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  • Putin and Saudi king turn the page on decades of tensions
Putin and Saudi king turn the page on decades of tensions

Russian Federation will host its first visit by a Saudi monarch on Thursday, in an attempt to seal an alliance that would confirm Moscow as a major independent force in the Middle East capable of shaping worldwide oil prices and the outcome of regional conflicts such as those in Syria and Libya.

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  • NWA family gets death threats over connection to shooter
NWA family gets death threats over connection to shooter

Marilou Danley had been out of the country while her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock , opened fire during a Las Vegas music festival, killing at least 59 people. She has not been named a suspect in the case, but authorities said they hoped she would help them uncover a motive for the shooting. Marilou Danley , the girlfriend of Las Vegas concert ...

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  • Mattis Suggests Sticking With Iran Nuclear Deal
Mattis Suggests Sticking With Iran Nuclear Deal

Ed Royce of California, as well as Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Under the Obama administration, the Taliban needed to be within a certain distance of USA troops before striking. "But I'd rather not say the specific capabilities, the specific numbers". "I pledge the Department of Defense will be...

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  • Children's Health Insurance Program in ND OK for now
Children's Health Insurance Program in ND OK for now

The federal budget year expired September 30 without lawmakers taking action to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program for the new year. Families in the program earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but tend not to have enough to afford private insurance.

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  • United States seeks 'new Israel' in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum
United States seeks 'new Israel' in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

In a join presser after a closed-door meeting in the Saadabad Complex, Erdoğan said that "all regional matters were on the agenda and discussed" at the meeting. He also said that de-escalation zones were very important for Turkey. The two countries have held military manoeuvres close to their borders with Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region in recent ...

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  • Russian-Linked Ads Didn't Reach Most Facebook Users Until AFTER Election Day
Russian-Linked Ads Didn't Reach Most Facebook Users Until AFTER Election Day

Wisconsin too was a tight race, with Trump grabbing victory by 22,700 votes. Two states in particular, MI and Wisconsin, where the race was won by 10,704 votes and 22,748 votes, respectively, were mentioned in a CNN report breaking the news.

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  • Boy killed, 5 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire
Boy killed, 5 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. The incident took place on Monday morning along the Line of Control . Officials said Pakistani shells landed in five villages, all around 3km from the LoC , triggering panic among residents. Two soldiers were also injured in another such firing and o...

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  • Hammond Slams UK Labour's `Dangerous Ideology' on Economy
Hammond Slams UK Labour's `Dangerous Ideology' on Economy

Hammond is on one side of the cabinet split, wanting a "soft" Brexit, where the United Kingdom maintains close regulatory and trade ties for many years to come. "While we will dismiss Labour's solutions to them, we must never dismiss the underlying concerns that the election articulated". Ms Davidson said that young people are being prevented fro...

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  • New ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman meets with Putin
New ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman meets with Putin

Judging by his current attitude and policies, Putin's stay in power will likely mean no improvement in ties with the west, outgoing European Union envoy to Russia , Vygaudas Ušackas, wrote in The Observer . The former U.S. administration expelled Russian diplomats and closed two Russian diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland back in December 201...

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  • Netanyahu Pledges to Build in Settlement, Annex it to Israel
Netanyahu Pledges to Build in Settlement, Annex it to Israel

The reconciliation process, which is beginning with the cabinet session, was promoted by Egypt and other USA -allied Arab countries. About 430,000 Israeli settlers live among 2.6 million Palestinians in the West Bank, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War.

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  • Palestinian Prime Minister Heads To Gaza As Reconciliation Push
Palestinian Prime Minister Heads To Gaza As Reconciliation Push

Asked whether the United States would accept reconciliation between Hamas and the PA, Mladenov said it was too early for such discussions. They included cutting money the Palestinian Authority was paying to Israel for Gaza's electricity, limiting power for residents of the impoverished strip to about three hours a day in the middle of stifling summ...

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  • Two killed in stabbing at Marseille train station
Two killed in stabbing at Marseille train station

The attacks were gruesome, as the BBC relays. "I heard someone shout " Allahu Akbar " and I saw a man who seemed to be dressed all in black". French police officers block access on the stairs leading to Marseille 's main train station.

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  • As Puerto Rico awaits Hurricane Maria relief, Donald Trump takes to Twitter
As Puerto Rico awaits Hurricane Maria relief, Donald Trump takes to Twitter

Jeff Saunders, director of the task force, says that some members who had helped in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts were deployed to Puerto Rico to assist in Hurricane Irma relief and were there before Maria reached the island. 'General Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of the first comments that he has made about the Puerto Rico ...

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  • Kim Jong-nam murder: Accused women plead not guilty, say was tricked
Kim Jong-nam murder: Accused women plead not guilty, say was tricked

Kim Jong-nam was reportedly at klia2 on Feb 13 to take a flight to Macau when two women came close and suddenly wiped his face with a toxic liquid, which was later confirmed to be the nerve agent VX. One of the lawyers for Doan Thi Huong, 29, said it was unfair for the prosecution not to disclose their details as this would create a disadvantage ...

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  • Rane forms new party, likely to play ball with BJP in State
Rane forms new party, likely to play ball with BJP in State

The 65-year-old Konkan leader, at the fag end of his career, faces the challenge of getting his son - Congress legislator Nitesh Rane - elected on his party symbol, getting himself elected as Member of Legislative Council, enlisting the support of sitting Sena and Congress legislators, and winning the upcoming panchayat polls in his hometown.

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  • USA in direct communication with North Korea - Rex Tillerson
USA in direct communication with North Korea - Rex Tillerson

But trying to tamp down expectations, the U.S. State Department later released a statement that Pyongyang hasn't shown any interest in dialogue with Washington. Xi said that he and Trump had made efforts to grow their diplomatic relations, and that they have maintained "a very good working relationship and personal friendship".

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  • Retired Army JCO Asked To Prove His Nationality By The Government
Retired Army JCO Asked To Prove His Nationality By The Government

The retired Armyman has been dubbed as a "doubtful voter" by the Assam police and served a notice by a Foreigners' Tribunal in the state, asking him to prove his citizenship. His mother's name was there in 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC). "I have no doubt that I will get justice at the tribunal". Why do I have to be humiliated so many ti...

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  • San Juan mayor says Trump is 'looking for an excuse'
San Juan mayor says Trump is 'looking for an excuse'

Singer-songwriter John Legend retweeted one of Mr Trump's tweets and wrote: "Trump continues to dominate the shittiest president ever competition". Cruz said that she was done being polite and politically correct. Trump , along with First Lady Melania Trump , is set to visit the island on Tuesday.

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  • That Time Kate McKinnon Buried Her Face In Ryan Gosling's Butt
That Time Kate McKinnon Buried Her Face In Ryan Gosling's Butt

This is a strong opening episode overall, by the way. There was no coming back from that, apparently. While Gosling and Mendes usually keep their romance low-key - are rarely spotted out together - the couple hit the streets of NY hand-in-hand.

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  • Muharram security: Metro bus service to remain suspended on Youm-e-Ashur
Muharram security: Metro bus service to remain suspended on Youm-e-Ashur

The main congregation centre, Nishtar Park, has been divided into nine sectors. "We have acted on credible intelligence reports and especially after six terrorists were killed earlier this week who were planning attacks on Muharram processions", he said.

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  • Fantasy football Christian McCaffrey Cam Newton Mike Gillislee advice
Fantasy football Christian McCaffrey Cam Newton Mike Gillislee advice

Hightower played at Alabama , and Newton played at Auburn . Devin McCourty leads the New England Patriots with 26 tackles, Trey Flowers has three sacks and Stephon Gilmore has one interception. I think when they have a chance to self-evaluate, they'll understand the things they need to do to make sure Brady doesn't key in on them like Brees ...

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  • U.S. envoy to Japan says military action against N. Korea unlikely
U.S. envoy to Japan says military action against N. Korea unlikely

Though India is not included in President's south Asia trip, the White House says that President "will discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America's prosperity and security". President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Trump would seek the cooperation of other countries in the region to tack...

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  • Bali volcano danger signs unabated week after high alert
Bali volcano danger signs unabated week after high alert

Indonesian authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. Mount Agung has been active for decades, occasionally spewing smoke and ash into the sky since it last erupted in 1963.

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  • Twitter issues report on phony accounts, spam after Congress meeting
Twitter issues report on phony accounts, spam after Congress meeting

The report emerged just hours after Twitter officials appeared before congressional investigators on Thursday saying the company found around 200 accounts with possible links to Russian Federation. According to Twitter , RT News spent roughly $US274,100 ($349,067) on ads past year and promoted 1,823 tweets that "definitely or potentially" ta...

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  • Presidents Cup at a glance
Presidents Cup at a glance

The Internationals have again been troubled by the United States depth, with India's Anirban Lahiri having a nightmare in his match alongside Charl Schwartzel . They hammered the worldwide teams on the back nine to go unbeaten in fourballs and build an 8-2 lead, the largest margin after two sessions since the Presidents Cup began in 1994.

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  • Henry Bolton elected the new leader of UKIP in shock result
Henry Bolton elected the new leader of UKIP in shock result

It is believed Mr Farage could make a return to Ukip if anti-Muslim candidate Anne Marie Waters wins the leadership contest. Controversy about Ms Waters's candidacy had prompted threats from some MEPs that they would leave the party if she won.

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  • Brexit Briefing: Hostilities Resume as Juncker Hopes for a Miracle
Brexit Briefing: Hostilities Resume as Juncker Hopes for a Miracle

Europe is facing growing threats of terrorism, cyber crime, migration and "Russian aggression", UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement ahead of the European Union summit on digital technologies due in Estonia on Friday. Britain had aimed to make a breakthrough at a summit in Brussels on October 19-20. "At the end of this week, I a...

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  • Pyongyang sends envoy for talks in Moscow
Pyongyang sends envoy for talks in Moscow

A key senator in Russia's Federation Council has declared that any United States 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.

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  • ISIS releases recording of leader al-Baghdadi
ISIS releases recording of leader al-Baghdadi

The exact date of the 46-minute recording is not clear, though al-Baghdadi does mention in it North Korea's recent threats towards the US. The recording was released by the IS-run al-Furqan outlet Thursday and the voice sounded like previous recordings of the reclusive leader, who has only appeared in public once.

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