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Hamas, Fatah reach Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Details of the agreement have not yet been released and a press conference was being planned for Thursday at 1000 GMT in the Egyptian capital, where talks have been taking place since Tuesday. The deal would see Hamas, which has the most powerful armed Palestinian faction with an estimated 25,000 well-equipped fighters who have fought three wars with Israel since 2008. Read More »

District Attorney Defends Decision Not to Prosecute Harvey Weinstein

Sometimes sex crimes prosecutors have to be creative and assertive-and that's the road that was not taken here. The decision by the Manhattan district attorney's office is getting new scrutiny since a dozen women told The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine Weinstein sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them in various locales. Read More »

Catalonia: Spain celebrates National Day amid political turmoil

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Puigdemont announced on Tuesday that he was using the victory in a banned October 1 referendum to proceed with a declaration of Catalan independence, but proposed freezing its implementation for a few weeks to allow for dialogue and mediation with the government in Madrid . Read More »

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones 'killed in air strike'

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For more than three years Jones has been the world's most wanted female terrorist. There haven't been many tears shed for Ms Jones, A Whitehall source told The Sun: "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". Jones had been going under the name Umm Hussain al-Britani, and issued threats against the United Kingdom from her twitter account, urging Muslim women to launch terrorist attacks during Ramadan. Read More »

Trump again blasts Iran nuke deal as certification decision looms

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If Trump declines to certify the Iran deal, it would open a 60-day window in which US congressional leaders could move quickly to reimpose sanctions on Tehran suspended under the agreement. Congress was broadly opposed to the deal two years ago, but it's not clear that's the case anymore. Among them were Reps. The agreement contains specific restrictions on Iran's nuclear program that will expire after predetermined periods of time. Read More »

'Las Vegas part two'? NY man arrested for threat

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According to the complaint, Casillas opened his first account with the company on September 19, 2014, and in 2016 and 2017, opened 14 additional ones using various email addresses. Authorities said they did not find any assault weapons when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took him into custody. On Sept. 26, the company deactivated one of the accounts, and it started receiving threats. Read More »

Palace distances self from SC ruling to keep De Lima in jail

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The SC also held that there was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 204 Presiding Judge Juanita Guerrero in finding probable cause to order de Lima's arrest. "But it also strengthens resolve", De Lima said. The Office of the Solicitor General, however, said that under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act , the RTC has exclusive jurisdiction to try and hear drug cases, regardless of whether the accused is a public official or not. Read More »

Jordan Brand ending Carmelo Anthony's signature-shoe line

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According to DePaula, Anthony's teammate Russell Westbrook signed a 10-year extension with Jordan Brand in September that was the richest for any athlete in the company's history. While you may see Carmelo Anthony still sporting his M13 shoes from last season, he will swap those out for other Jordan signature shoes, possibly a player edition Air Jordan XXXII once the season begins. Read More »

Martinez: Fellaini injury won't sour relationship with Mourinho

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Another Belgian, Marouane Fellaini , returned to Carrington with knee ligament damage and will miss the clash at Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime. However, despite the disappointment of Fellaini's setback, Mourinho has insisted that his team will simply take the latest injury problem it its stride. Read More »

Smoking on the beach banned

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Surasak Kanchanarat, who was also disturbed by the findings, reported The Nation . Head of the Department of Jatuporn Poropat said that the environmental group has gathered 138 thousand cigarette butts along the 2.5 km Patong beach in Phuket. Read More »

Doughboyz Cashout rapper Doughboy Roc killed in Detroit

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Doughboyz Cashout was formed in Detroit's Southfield High School in 2006. Doughboyz Cashout is a rap group that started as an underground phenomenon that built a strong following in Detroit and beyond, eventually garnering the attention of Jeezy, a rap star who signed the group to his Atlantic-distributed CTE label in 2013. Read More »

Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

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Several wildfires erupted Sunday night in Northern California , the worst in Santa Rosa. Residents can also check the nearest air monitor to their location to determine localized air-quality conditions. Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air Quality Alert. Read More »

Conservative Groups Call For Mitch McConnell To Resign

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As ThinkProgress's Ian Millhiser explained in a history of the practice , prior to Leahy and Grassley, only one Judiciary Committee chairman had followed a strict rule of letting one senator veto judicial nominees from his or her state; others gave some deference to home-state senators, but in varying degrees. Read More »

Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump's Obamacare cure is worse than the disease

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Many Americans are upset by President Donald Trump's referral of many of President Barack Obama executive orders to Congress for review. The action could further undermine Obamacare , otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans in Congress have repeatedly failed to repeal and replace. Read More »

No dearth of resources, only need good governance: Modi

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He said lack of "good governance" was what was holding back the desired results. He said RBI's Consumer Confidence Survey for September 2017 says 40.7 percent of surveyed people feel that the economic conditions had worsened this year as opposed to 25.3 percent last year, while 33,000 people enter the job market daily, but the Modi government enables only 450 jobs a day. Read More »

Three people found dead in Nanaimo house fire, Police

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A cousin of Scarr's wrote on Facebook: "My sweet dear Amberlee Scarr!" He says there's no indication that the case involves anything more than a fire, but any time the origin of a fire is unknown, investigators treat it as being suspicious. Read More »

Trump says 'we'll see' on NAFTA talks

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Mexico appeared to be preparing for the worst as the fourth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement were opening in Washington on Wednesday. But repeating the "ready for anything" sentiment multiple times suggests a conscious decision to acknowledge that the outcome of the talks may not go Canada's way. Read More »

Two dead, 15 admitted as five storey building collapses in Kisii

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The rescue operation was led by the Red Cross and the Kisii county government disaster management unit. "We have been able to rescue several people who were trapped in the debris", said Mr Tinega. It is not clear how many construction workers are confined in the collapsed building. The incident comes barely a year after a seven- floor building collapsed in central Kisii killing eight people. Read More »

Feds grant ME relief as state moves to comply with Real ID

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it extended the deadline for more than 20 states to comply with the REAL ID standards. At issue is a federal law with tougher proof-of-identity requirements needed at airports, some federal facilities and military bases. Read More »

Tropical Storm Ophelia close to becoming a hurricane

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With the organization of Tropical Storm Ophelia, there have now been 15 named storms this season. With Ophelia still quite a way out in the Atlantic, there is still a lot of uncertainty about its exact path. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the core of the storm was located about 775 miles (1,245 kilometers) southwest of the Azores far out at sea. "The cyclone should continue to move southeastward or east-southeastward during the next 24 hours while it remains embedded within a mid-to-upper-level ... Read More »

Poll shows most Americans think 'Trump making N. Korea situation worse'

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Trump's recent tweets on North Korea have prompted questions about whether the president is leaning toward military action. "You'll find out", Trump responded. "Flying and training at night with our allies in a safe, effective manner is an important capability shared between the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea and hones the tactical prowess of each nations' aviators", says U.S. Read More »

Russian Federation queries USA over terrorists in Syria

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Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that truce in the southern de-escalation zone in Syria could be undermined after the relocation of 600 militants and two convoys with medical aid into the area. Konaşenkov, a militant group of 300 people, moved from U.S. controlled region of TANF to south to reduce tension zone, anor militant group of 600 people departing from Ruban asylum camp, approximately 300 kilometers After advancing, old Tafas underlined entry into region by crossing customs point. Read More »

Democrat Unveils Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

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Though Green filed his articles as a "privileged" motion, forcing floor action within two legislative days, he was not present when the House's presiding officer moved to consider the resolution. Past efforts to get Trump on the road to impeachment have involved citing the president's actions, including his firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in May and the continuing-to-evolve revelations about the Trump presidential campaign's possible ties to Russians seeking to sway the US ... Read More »

North Korean hackers allegedly probing USA utilities for weaknesses

Trump , meeting with members of his national security team, discussed "a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons", according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Read More »

Boy Scouts of America announces it will allow girls to join

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Michael Surbaugh, the BSA's chief scout executive, said reinforcing positive character traits is important for everyone. Girls will be given the full opportunity to rise all the way up the ranks to become Eagle Scouts. Girls are now part of four scouting programs - Venturing and Sea Scouting, geared toward outdoor activities; Exploring, a career-oriented mentoring program; and STEM, focusing on science and math. Read More »

Unusual Volume Spikes For: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Annaly Capital Management, Inc . The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. During last 3 month period, 0.12% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares. Read More »

Convicted rapist gets joint custody of victim's 8-year-old son

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The maximum sentence for that offense was five years in prison, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections , but Kiessling said he was sentenced to six-and-a-half months in jail before he was released. Kiessling said the issue is in direct violation of a MI law passed in 2016 concerning parental rights of rapists. Requests for comment from the judge, state prosecutors and Kiessling were not immediately returned. Read More »

Institutional Investors Are Betting On Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)

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The number of shares now owned by investors are 33.79 mln. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Carnival Corporation by 1.4% during the second quarter. Carnival Corporation had a return on equity of 12.15% and a net margin of 15.53%. Corporate insiders own 0.01% of the company's stock. CCL's EPS growth over the past year exceeded the long-term average of 8.34%, indicating that it delivered a better earnings growth than projected by its track record. Read More »

Heavy Rain Led To Stampede At Elphinstone Road: Railway Probe

The report further stated that a situation aggravated when a vendor's flowers dropped and he shouted "Phul Padla" (meaning flowers fell down in Marathi). A five-member committee constituted to inquire into incident in its report found that heavy rains and large number of people on the railway bridge was the main cause of September 29 stampede. Read More »

Turkey summons USA consulate worker for questioning: Anadolu

Thousands of people waving Turkish and Serbian flags lined the streets of Novi Pazar, in the Sandzak region, where Erdogan arrived with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. "But, I have the courage to say I will work in the interest of all nations", he said. He was referring to Metin Topuz, a veteran Turkish employee of the US consulate in Istanbul, who was detained last week for alleged link with the USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for having masterminded the failed ... Read More »

Jessica Chambers murder trial

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Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. "Horrific burns", Mr Champion said . Tellis' DNA was on Chambers' auto keys, found about 1/8 of a mile away, Champion said. Darla Palmer, defense attorney, told the jury that Champion's information is inconsistent and that the cell phone data in Courtland is unreliable. Tellis' attorneys argued that Chambers told first responders that someone named Eric set her on fire. Read More »

Police to arrest 10 people in LSU fraternity pledge's death

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Witnesses told police that the fraternity's pledges were forced to drink to excess on the night before Gruver's death, during a game or initiation ritual called "Bible Study" that required pledges to drink if they incorrectly answered questions about the fraternity. Read More »

Brokerages Set International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Target Price at $156.85

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Its up 5.01% from 20.46 million shares previously. Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has risen 9.83% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 48.78% the S&P500. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/11/international-business-machines-corporation-ibm-shares-sold-by-texas-permanent-school-fund.html. Read More »

Myanmar army systematically expelling Rohingya so they won't return

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He told Bahrain News Agency (BNA) that Myanmar's oppressive policy of forcible displacement and massacres against the Rohingya Muslims contravenes all humanitarian values and global conventions. But Sanghera, noting that 11,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh on Monday alone, said: "Clearly it seems that some level of eviction, displacement, forced movement and violence may be continuing". Read More »