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Australia captain Smith out of India T20s due to injury

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The 38-year-old's ability to notch up pace and his death bowling ability will be a key factor for India as the left-arm pacer would add variety to the pace attack of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Smith is sidelined for the three-game series, with Marcus Stoinis his replacement and David Warner to captain the side, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Saturday. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting victim: James 'Sonny' Melton, Paris, Tenn

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Like most, they believed the sound they heard at first was fireworks. Sonny Melton with his wife Heather Melton. "He saved my life", she told the Nashville Tennessean. According to Union University, Melton completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2015. Following his death, members of the school community spoke out about him. Read More »

Top Republicans Open Door for Bump Stock Ban

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Paddock killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500 Sunday in one of the worst mass shootings in recent US history. The stocks have been around for less than a decade. In another video, a man fires off 58 rounds to celebrate his 58th birthday in just 12 seconds. "It's a very specific accessory". That will likely happen again with bump stocks, said Dr. Read More »

Braid chopping: Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

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He said the police department has constituted a special team headed by a lady police officer, who has been entrusted with the job of examining victims and investigating the cases. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti , while expressing concern, asked J&K Police chief S P Vaid to speed up investigations. A police official said police have lodged an FIR 321/2017 after a student from Langate identified as Ubaid Rasheed son of Bashir Ahmad Sofi filed a complaint with Langate police post. Read More »

U.S. Plans To Expel Cuban Diplomats Following Mystery Attacks | HuffPost

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The United States has received "a handful of reports" from American citizens who say they've experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of US government workers in Havana, a State Department official said Friday. Those symptoms include mild traumatic brain injury, permanent hearing loss, loss of balance, headaches and brain swelling. "We can not verify the claims and continue to urge American citizens to review our travel warning prior to traveling to Cuba". Read More »

UAE lauds Saudi king's visit to Russian Federation as "success for the Arabs"

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Mr Putin hailed the visit from the king - the first sitting Saudi monarch to visit Russian Federation - as a " landmark event ". Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi called on Friday via his twitter account the visit by Saudi King Salman to Russia's President Vladimir Putin an "impressive success". Read More »

Lawmakers, NRA Push For 'Bump Stocks' Ban

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The top Republican in the House says he's open to considering a possible ban on "bump stocks", the device the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic weapons. Bump stocks work by replacing a rifle's standard stock, which is the part held against the shoulder. "They're stupid, they're wrong and we should ban them", said Stewart, a representative from Nashville. Read More »

A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks

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Those lawmakers took turns demanding for tightened firearm restrictions and criticizing Republicans for what they described as inaction following repeated acts of gun violence . "That [gun] firing ought to be echoing in our minds as we consider whether a bump stock device should be permitted to be sold lawfully", said Sen. Valera tracks which guns go in and out of the front door, but has never seen a "bump stock" here, because putting one on a rifle makes it a machine gun in the eyes of ... Read More »

Vegas shooting probe focuses on gunman's history, weapons

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He is a white 64-year-old retired accountant. Footage from police body cameras released Tuesday night illustrates the chaos and confusion of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 59 people and injured over 500, ABC News reports . His brother told Daily Mail that Paddock was "just a guy". Officers also found ammonium nitrate in Paddock's auto - the chemical compound used in fertilisers can be used to make bombs such as that used in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack. Read More »

LOVE !!! Man take his wife's place in death

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Roybal was a Navy war veteran who served in Afghanistan. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that a 23-year-old British Columbia man, Jordan McIldoon , was also among the dead, according to his parents. Heather Melton remembers the night her husband Sonny was shot and killed and how deeply they loved each other. "I know he saved my life". "I truly thank our Lord that we had Sonny for these past 29 years and I like to believe I even helped him a little grow into the great ... Read More »

Trump Religious Objection Order Upends LGBT Protections

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An early draft of a order was also leaked from inside the White House showed plans to protect people who discriminate based on "the belief that marriage is or should be recognised as the union of one man and one woman [or that] male and female refer to an individual's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy at birth". Read More »

All but three victims identified from Las Vegas shooting

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USA reports and officials said she is either in the Philippines or Japan, although neither country was able to confirm her whereabouts. Danley traveled with an Australian passport. Officials said Paddock left an arsenal of 49 guns but no clear clues as to why he staged the attack from a 32nd-floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Read More »

In Syria, crashed a Russian military helicopter

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Islamic State has lost swathes of territory in recent months to the Syrian government, backed by Russian air power and Iran-allied militias, in eastern Deir al-Zor province that borders Iraq. The army has since pushed its advance further eastwards towards al-Mayadin, which lies 45 km south of Deir al-Zor, along the Euphrates valley. The Syrian government forces are conducting a military operation to gain control of the largest Daesh stronghold in the province of Deir ez-Zor after the ... Read More »

President Trump lauds first responders during prepared remarks in Las Vegas

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Melania is heard asking, as she tells Gunderson not to get up. As the president and first lady entered his room, Gunderson stood up, despite being shot in the leg to greet the two with the upmost respect. Gunderson wrote as the caption. Gunderson posted the video on his Facebook page and by Thursday morning it had over 12 million views and 326,000 shares. Read More »

Special vote: Labour and Greens gain two seats, National loses two

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Broken down into seats the National Party has 56 seats compared with 58 on election night. "Regional development is surely going to figure highly.I think there's no doubt New Zealand First is shifting to be more of a provincial, country party and that the important points are going to be directly related to that development", said Bryce Edwards, political analyst at Critical Politics in Wellington. Read More »

Pints for Puerto Rico Raises Money for Hurricane Recovery

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Physicians and nurses remain in nonstop triage in hospitals that are still dealing with power outrages, hospital evacuations and diminishing medical supplies. Figueroa is working with nonprofit Círculo de la Hispanidad in Hempstead, the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs and other groups on the new relief drive. Read More »

Titans QB Marcus Mariota game-time decision vs. Dolphins

The decision won't be entirely in Mariota's hands. The Tennessee Titans will let their starting quarterback decision linger until right before Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins . If Mariota doesn't play and the Dolphins defense can't stop the pass, then they have a serious issue moving forward. The backs already have combined for 393 yards and two touchdowns this season. Read More »

Supreme court to hear plea seeking review of Mahatma Gandhi assassination probe

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In an exclusive interview to OTV, Mumbai- based IT Professional Pankaj Chandra Phadnis, who has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for a probe into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi , said the conspirators are yet to be identified. He argued that appeals filed by the convicts were dismissed in 1949 by the East Punjab High Court, following which the Privy Council sent the matter back on the ground that the Supreme Court of India would come into existence in January 1950. Read More »

Midfielder Iniesta signs lifetime contract with FC Barcelona

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The contract agreement brought to an end months of speculation over his future after the club confirmed the "contract for life" on Friday. "There is no place better than Barcelona ", Iniesta said during a press conference which has been held by the La Liga giants to explain the Spaniard's contract extension. Read More »

Turkish & Iranian leaders unite against Kurdish referendum, accuse Mossad of meddling

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Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country's president and leader of the Islamist ruling party, opposes Kurdish independence both in Iraq and in Turkey, which has a large Kurdish minority that worldwide observers say is oppressed. Iraq's ambassador to Turkey on Friday held a press conference at which he discussed last week's illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence, Iraq-Turkey cooperation in the energy sector, and joint military drills between the two countries. Read More »

NY gun laws do not allow 'bump stocks'

Carlos Curbelo is planning to introduce legislation Thursday to ban the sale of bump fire stocks , an accessory that can allow semi-automatic firearms to rapidly increase their rate of firing rounds, similar to that of an automatic weapon, which are banned by federal law. Read More »

Congress expected to OK more hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

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But US authorities were slow to accept, and after the September 7 quake Mexico revoked the offer, saying it had to concentrate on the relief effort at home. 'I would hope that the President of the United States stops spouting out comments to hurt the people of Puerto Rico , ' Cruz said . "On a local level, they have to give us more help". Read More »

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend back in US, FBI to question her

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At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in a shooting at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday, according to officials. That includes examining his computer and cellphone. Investigators found him in 1978 after he attracted publicity for opening the state's first licensed bingo parlor. Paddock, a one-time accountant, had a penchant for guns, high-limit video poker and real estate deals. Read More »

Melania Makeover: Houston mom gets 9 surgeries to look like FLOTUS

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In November, a man she went on a date with said he did not believe her age and that she "looked much older". "I was 41 years old and I decided that I have to change everything about me". "I don't think she's insensitive", the shoe designer told Harper's Bazaar UK . "Ivanka is very elegant and stylized, but Melania was a worldwide model and had very stunning features, too". Read More »

White House chides media: 'You have a responsibility to tell the truth'

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Reporters also peppered Sanders with questions about a nebulous comment Trump made about " the calm before the storm " during a Thursday photo-op with military families. "I'm not aware of anything specific that that was in reference to". "Oh, I just pictured people in this town actually holding their breath", Sanders replied. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump for 'Disaster' of Puerto Rico Visit

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Puerto Rico , an island of 3.5 million inhabitants - all of whom are USA citizens - gets almost nothing done for it. The comments drew nearly immediate backlash on Twitter , especially after Mr. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is letting her fashion do the talking. Mick Mulvaney , director of the White House budget office, later said not to take the president's remarks "word for word". Read More »

Father cleared in toddler's death after her brother, 7, confesses

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Mr Sanders, who had been held in jail since April past year, was released on 13 September, two days after his murder trial was scheduled to start. Prosecutors, however, later learned that the boy told his mother that he hit the girl with the pillow and it was too heavy to remove it from her head, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Read More »

USA economic sanctions on Sudan lifted

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The United States is preparing to lift the decades-long economic sanctions on Sudan after it has seen improvements in the country's human rights and progress in counter-terrorism measures, a USA official said yesterday. The State Department further said the U.S. Earlier in the day, Washington announced it was ending the embargo, citing improvements made by Sudan in its human rights record. Read More »