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Gauri Lankesh Murder: One Month On, Killers Remain Untraced


The Anna Politkovskaya Award was established to remember and honour Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006 over her reportage of the second war in Chechnya. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had ordered a SIT probe a day after her murder as protests against the series killing of right-wing critics emerged in the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune and many other in India. Read More »

BJD ready for early election in Odisha: Naveen


And now the Election Commission (EC) is also speaking in the same language. The government will have to address the issue of what happens if a state government does not complete a term. "It is the BJP line, the ruling party has always propagated one nation, one culture, one poll theory". However, it would be "impractical and possibly impossible to synchronize and align election schedules to the third tier (Municipality, Panchayat etc.) with that of Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections". Read More »

USA plans to ease firearm laws


Democratic calls for gun control were led by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, seriously wounded in an assassination attempt six years ago. The stock "bumps" back and forth between the shooter's shoulder and trigger finger, causing the rifle to shoot rapidly. "Look at most people here, they're not interested in just scattering bullets, they're interested in being able to bullet through the center of a target at 50, 100, 200 yards", said Markeson. Read More »

United Kingdom man sabotaged skydiver wife's parachute - prosecution


Victoria survived, much to the shock of witnesses. Those at the scene immediately realised something was seriously wrong with her reserve parachute, ' he said. The prosecution claims that Cilliers, who had been trained in packing parachutes, tampered with the main chute and the reserve the day before when he took it into a toilet at the airfield. Read More »

IAF Chopper Crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, 7 Military Personnel Dead

Tawang district Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Meena said that the crash site is located at some four-to-five hours drive from Tawang . One other personnel has been critically injured in the crash, which took place in a hilly terrain around 12 kilometers from the India-China border. Read More »

Sasikala granted parole to visit ailing husband. Timely boost for Dhinakaran camp?


In his statement to the press, Sasikala's advocate informed that the jail authorities had received an e-mail from the Chennai Police Commissioner agreeing to her parole, though it had some conditions with it. Her husband M Natarajan is suffering from liver disease. Speaking on the parole conditions, he said, "She is being given parole only for the goal of meeting her husband". Read More »

19 killed after bus crashes with train in central Russian Federation


Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the figure and has opened an inquiry into the accident. The train involved in the crash was reportedly traveling from St Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod. The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified that two drivers, one of whom had been killed, were of Kazakh nationality. Road accidents are common in Russian Federation. Read More »

Paul Ryan doesn't have any ideas for addressing mass shootings


Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), who was shot while meeting publicly with constituents in 2011. Several of them have, however, offered their useless thoughts and prayers. "Bad people are going to do bad things". Feinstein held out hope that this time would be different because of the scale of casualties and the weaponry "taking it into war". Read More »

Immigration rallies held on deadline day for DACA renewals


The clock is ticking for some 48,000 " Dreamers " - undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. We remind Duke that in a September 5 memo, she promised all cases will be "adjudicated on an individual basis", which we take to mean that renewals will be seriously considered for the merit of the applicant and the skill-set they offer, as well as their educational goals and achievements, and if they have committed no crimes. Read More »

Donald Trump lauds 'hero' responders in Vegas


At least 59 people were killed in the attack and more than 500 were injured. The Daily Caller asked Sanders if the president is frustrated with the seemingly indefinite length of the investigation, and she replied, "I think more important than the president being frustrated, I think the American people are frustrated". Read More »

Trump Calls For Senate To Investigate News Networks

After Tillerson said the USA has open lines of communication with North Korea, Trump undermined Tillerson by tweeting that Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with "Little Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un. " President Trump is anything but jolly today", Jimmy Kimmel told his late-night viewers."He is still fuming about this Rex Tillerson story". He labeled a number of them, including the Washington Post , The New York Times and CNN, "fake news". Read More »

Conservatives Point Fingers At Obama's ATF For Approving Bump Stocks In 2010


ATLANTA — The Las Vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a "bump stock" that was not widely sold — until now. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., introduced legislation on Wednesday to ban bump stocks. A gunman pumped bullets from a casino high-rise into a crowd of concertgoers below, killing 59 and wounding hundreds, apparently using legal "bump stocks" to increase firing speed from his semi-automatic weapons. Read More »

Consumer watchdog bucks Trump with payday lender crackdown


Often opponents of the loans cite the fact that the fees can ultimately total more than the amount initially borrowed if the loan is rolled over many times. "The final rule is almost 1,700 pages-more than 300 pages longer than the proposed rule". The industry's forecasts of the rules' impact are starker. Read More »

Senator Feinstein responds to the Las Vegas shooting


Such National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, as it is known, "will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence", the NRA added . The device allows a shooter to fire dozens of rounds in seconds by harnessing the gun's natural recoil. John Thune, R-South Dakota, told reporters when asked about the bump stocks and semi-automatic weapons being illegally converted to fire fully automatic. Read More »

Let's Talk About Mass Gun Violence in US


Gun-related suicides are eight times higher in the U.S. than in other high-income nations. We'd like to know what you think. "The ranges that you have here, there's nearly not a local friendly gun range", said Keill Grant, the owner of Grant Defense, a gun manufacturer and seller not far from the site of the shooting. Read More »

Play of the Day: New England at Tampa Bay


With a victory on Thursday night, Brady (185-54) will tie Brett Favre (186-112) and Peyton Manning (186-79) for the most regular-season wins in National Football League history. Which team will emerge victorious on Thursday night? The New England Patriots have got to figure out how to play defense. This includes two playoff games, one in which there was a bye involved ( when they beat the Ravens in the infamous formation game ) and one in which they beat the Jaguars the week immediately ... Read More »

North Carolina Tar Heels Offense


Mixing those issues together, however, has created a flawless storm for this season's Tar Heels-one that doesn't exactly have an obvious solution. "He takes a lot of pride in knowing his responsibilities and has worked very hard with (quarterbacks) coach Tommy Rees, (offensive coordinator Chip) Long and Coach Kelly this week, and weeks prior, to be able to step up when his time comes". Read More »

Feinstein proposes ban on gun device

Congressional Republicans are opening up to the possibility of at least one increased gun control measure, banning the sale of "bump stocks" created to increase the rate of fire on various long guns. Cornyn said in a call with reporters that the devices' role in the Las Vegas attack bears looking into, but he stopped short of calling for a full ban. Read More »

The leader of the "Frente al-Nusra" seriously wounded

According to a series of surveys published by the information site Fontanka.ru many mercenaries, russians , mostly former military, are deployed in Syria , including through a private military company known as the "Group Wagner". military mission's base is located. One of the men identified himself, saying both he and his colleague were captured near the city of Deir el-Zor during a counter-offensive against ISIS. Read More »

House passes budget, the first concrete step toward tax reform


The blueprint contains a legislative tool that would let Republicans pass a tax bill by a simple majority vote in the Senate, where they hold 52 of 100 seats, allowing them to bypass Democrats. It takes 60 votes in the Senate to change the 2011 law and lift the caps, which lawmakers have done in the past. Rep. Andy Barr has cautioned tax writers about getting too aggressive in curbing corporate interest deductibility, saying that could unintentionally limit the growth potential of the tax ... Read More »

NRA Silent After Vegas Shooting, Other Gun Groups Keep Tabs on GOP

The National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a statement Thursday that the device the Las Vegas shooter used to convert his semi-automatic weapons to fire automatic should be subject to additional regulations. "Obviously it is something we need to analyze", said Thursday president of US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan , referring to free sale of a device that multiplies ability to shoot long weapons and allows hundreds of shots per minute . Read More »

Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury


Marilou Danley arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Manila Tuesday night and was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. A sombre Donald and Melania Trump returned to the White House after meeting with survivors and first responders involved in the Las Vegas shooting , with the First Lady choosing to hide her eyes behind black sunglasses even at night. Read More »

Two Texas Republicans in Congress open door to "bump stock" ban


Last year, Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the Legislature to require anyone who owns, buys or sells certain semi-automatic rifles commonly known as "assault weapons" to obtain a yearly license, be at least 21 and wait three days for a background check similar to one for a handgun. Read More »

WH Tech Support Thinks Kelly's Personal Cell Phone Was Compromised


It's unclear how, where, and when Kelly's phone was compromised and what, if any, data was accessed. A memo detailing the breach was sent to West Wing staffers in September, according to the report. An internal probe was launched last month into the use of personal email addresses by White House staffers, including President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Read More »

Why Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump must go


Trump's private email use, have compromised Ms. Trump's integrity and credibility", the letter said , adding a request to immediately revoke her security clearance pending an investigation into her actions. Following the letter's publication, Lowell told Business Insider in an email that it was "perfectly normal that the committees would want to make sure that they received all pertinent records". Read More »

Bipartisan bill would ban 'bump stocks' for rifles in NY


I just thank god. Across Capitol Hill , the contours of America's gun debate are well established. Democrats will need significant Republican support for anything to pass. Rep. Bill Flores , a popular Texas conservative serving in his fourth term in the House, is the first congressional Republican to endorse the idea of a ban on bump stocks. Read More »

Cardinal George Pell arrives for court hearing on sex abuse charges

Pell, 76, a top adviser to Pope Francis , did not speak as he was escorted to and from Melbourne Magistrates' Court by police through a group of media, protesters and supporters. Pell has strenuously denied the charges and will plead not guilty if he is committed to stand trial. Friday's short hearing, known as a committal mention, was called to deal with procedural issues ahead of a full committal hearing. Read More »

Trump talks 'calm before the storm' at photo shoot


Live classical music played. When reporters present asked what he meant, Trump replied: "It could be, the calm, the calm before the storm". While Trump never revealed what storm might be coming or why he thinks anything related to his tumultuous presidency could be described as "calm", he did finally tell reporters that "you'll find out" one day what he's talking about. Read More »

Key Crossbencher Nick Xenophon Has Announced He's Quitting Federal Politics


Though in the video he says his reasoning is that South Australia is " often overlooked ", it's pretty obvious what might be looming over his head right now. He said the move was motivated in part by the continuing high unemployment rate in his home state and its declining population. But Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wished her fellow South Australian good luck. Read More »