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Tougher prison sentences for killer drivers

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The Ministry of Justice has also said that jail terms in cases involving mobile phones, speeding or street racing will now be the equivalent of manslaughter to "fill a gap in the law" and "reflect the seriousness of some of the injuries suffered by victims in this category of case". Read More »

Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador

Despite a few hurdles in the process, the Senate voted to confirm her appointment on Monday by an overwhelming 70-23 margin. "Instead, she said that, should she be confirmed, she would focus on advancing global religious liberty, combating terrorism and human trafficking and fighting diseases such as H.I.V./AIDS and Ebola". Read More »

582k Rohingya to B'desh from Myanmar since August 25

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The report also said that at least 66 villages were burned after September 5, when the government's operation, started after the Rohingya rebel attack on August 25, was declared to be over. "They finally fled when their villages were set on fire", he added. He said UNHCR staff had spoken with people who described walking for around a week to reach the Bangladesh border. Read More »

Homes evacuated in Santa Cruz Mountains as new wildfire breaks out

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On the Lost Cumbres side of the fire, areas under evacuation include Los Cumbres, Favre Ridge, Beatty Ridge, Grizzly Rock, Miller Ridge, Reed Knoll Road, Knuth, Skyline Boulevard (1/2 east of the closure), Oak Ridge and Skyline Ridge. Lomond St.in Boulder Creek. Both are being hospitalized, according to Cal Fire Division Chief Angela Bernheisel. Firefighters hope to make progress surrounding the fire while winds remain calm amid cooler morning temperatures. Read More »

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

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Government officials said the new version - which was created to limit travel from North Korea, Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, as well as some government officials from Venezuela - was based on sound evidence of risk. Meanwhile, an attorney for the government argued that the restrictions are based on a months-long review, and are not discriminatory. "The proclamation dropped multiple Muslim countries and exempted multiple types of non-immigrant visas even from the Muslim ... Read More »

Great shock from Canada and Mexico to the United States

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Sources have told the Canadian Press that USA negotiators are now demanding that Canada scrap its entire supply management program for dairy, poultry, eggs and turkey within 10 years. The U.S. proposed raising that threshold to 85%, according to the Canadian government source. Of course, because this administration is defined by chaos, incompetence, and a leader who changes his mind every hour, it now seems possible that Trump might blow up NAFTA anyway by making a series of demands that ... Read More »

SF's Cruise Automation applies to test self-driving cars in NYC

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Self-driving cars are being developed by a wide range of companies, from automakers to tier one equipment suppliers to big technology players, such as Google and Apple. Each vehicle must come with a $5 million insurance policy and have a licensed back-up driver ready to take control. Cruise's customized Chevy Bolts - outfitted with radar, cameras and laser-based sensors - have become frequent sights in San Francisco. Read More »

Transport strike failed, says LTFRB

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In Davao City, Mayor Sara Duterte had, as early as October 13, declared the suspension of classes in all public and private schools in all levels in the city during the transport strike on Monday. Malacañang on Monday said the government remains committed to the modernization of public utility vehicles despite strong opposition from transport groups, saying the program is "long overdue". Read More »

Reports of shooting at Howard University, DC police say

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According to Howard's newspaper, The Hilltop, the school's administration building has been evacuated. They said that police are conducting a sweep and all students and staff should shelter in place. Washington's alert system said streets were closed off near Howard, a private university with more than 10,000 students. All students and staff should stay in place and shelter in place until further notification'. Read More »

FCC chair says agency can't revoke TV licenses over newscast

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Trump on October 11 asked whether FCC licenses should be taken from NBC after the network published a story saying he'd called for a tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal in a meeting with military and security officials. "Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content", Pai said at an AT&T forum Tuesday. Read More »

Who Chooses to Run a Twitter Poll About the Holocaust Death Toll?

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Account manager Lance Laifer tweeted after the poll was removed that he did not clear the idea with Scaramucci , who was in London, before posting it. Scaramucci Post, a company recently formed by the Port Washington native, has been polling followers on a number of current event topics, such as how many support a first strike with nuclear weapons on North Korea. Read More »

Spanish fighter pilot killed in F-18 crash

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The Defense Ministry later identified the pilot as Lt. Fernando Pérez Serrano, 26, from Murcia. Today's accident comes just five days after a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashed near a public park in Albacete south of Madrid as it returned from a military display. Read More »

Dhanteras 2017: Things not to buy on this festive day

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Gold jewellery is taxed both at the time of buying and selling. Devotees also observe fast on dhanteras and do a puja in the evening while offering seven grains to goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. This is a better better option as you steel vessels can be throughout the year. "We are witnessing an initial surge in demand for Paytm Gold and expect this to grow further during Dhanteras and Diwali". Read More »

K'taka Assembly speaker proposes gold biscuits as memento for all members

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The Congress government in Karnataka has come under fire from several quarters after it made a decision to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Vidhan Soudha ( State Secretariat ) by gifting MLAs gold biscuits. "This kind of proposal is just not acceptable to us and there is no need to spend such money for such things". The report said that the finance department had rejected the proposal and the chief minister is likely to reject it as well. Read More »

Oil rises 1 per cent following Iraqi Kurdish conflict

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After Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday in a response to Kurdish independence referendum, which increased concerns about oil supply, the oil prices held near their highest levels in nearly three weeks. Read More »

Modi Inaugurates First Ever All India Institute Of Ayurveda

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With the demand for medicinal plants increasing worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) has projected that the global herbal market will grow to Dollars 5 trillion by 2050 from the current level of USD 62 billion. The farming of medicinal plants will give new employment opportunities, added Modi. After that the Prime Minister launched a veiled attack on Congress saying, "But when we became independent, there was hope that changes would be made according to the time and the heritage ... Read More »

North Korean delegation considers nuclear weapons only way to ensure security - lawmaker

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He pointed to large-scale military using "nuclear assets", being conducted every year and said that the true danger is United States plan to stage a " secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership ". A North Korean official said an intercontinental ballistic missile test could coincide with Trump's visit to Asia next month, CNN reported, without identifying the person. Read More »

President Trump Brags About Drop in Health Insurance Stocks

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Those who will be hit hardest are the roughly 7.5 million people who buy their own individual insurance but earn too much to get federal premium help. But insurers in several states set their rates for offerings on the exchange for 2018 assuming the subsidies would vanish by then. In other words, the president, who is effectively going to war against his own country's health care system, is moving forward with a plan that's likely to hurt many Americans in order to gain some kind of ... Read More »

Storm Ophelia: Council advising road users to remain cautious this morning

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In the Killeshadra/Carrigallen area there are a further 250 properties without power and power outages are also reported for homes in Gortletteragh and Drumlish. A Downing Street spokesman said: 'On Storm Ophelia, the Prime Minister expressed her sympathies for the loss of life and said the UK Government stood ready to provide any support if requested'. Read More »

Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

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From the city, the group planned attacks overseas. The SDF has been fighting ISIS inside Raqqa since June. A Reuters witness says the fighting appears to be nearly at an end, with only sporadic bursts of gunfire. Musafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, said 22 IS militants were killed in the advance on the hospital. A local field commander said no Islamic State fighters remained even in their two remaining city strongholds. Read More »

Fifteen dead, over 40 wounded in Afghan police centre attack

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Fourteen Afghan security forces were killed and nine wounded when the vehicle exploded. The number of attackers was six, all equipped with suicide vests and light arms, according to security forces. It was blamed for the truck bomb deep in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul in May that killed around 150 people. That includes recently released Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children - all born in captivity - as well as USA soldier Bowe Bergdahl, ... Read More »

Boyle thought captors were joking when they told him Trump was president

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The four-nation Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QGC), which last met in Islamabad early previous year, has been trying to ease the path to direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban , with little success. Some of the villages are located on both sides of the border. Both sides emphasised that "bilateral and honest regional cooperation is important for peace, security and stability in the region" and welcomed the opportunities created by the new United States strategy for ... Read More »

Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets without Taliban

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It was not clear whether any Afghan Taliban had joined the talks, which have so far failed to restart a tentative process that collapsed in 2015. Taliban sources have said they would stay away from the discussions in Muscat, casting doubt on prospects for reviving the long-stalled negotiations. Read More »

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) Sees The Needle Move on Volume

The Greylin Investment Mangement Inc holds 412,595 shares with $10.01 million value, down from 425,770 last quarter. Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 13th. It also reduced its holding in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 40,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,000 shares, and cut its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG). Read More »

Man Indicted for Murder, Rape of Muslim Teen

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An attendee leaves flowers for Nabra Hassanen, a teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque, during a vigil in New York City. Torres is accused of chasing the group then attacking and abducting Nabra. Her body was discovered later that day in a Sterling pond. The medical examiner ruled that she died from blunt-force trauma to the head and neck. Read More »

Abeona Therapeutics Inc (ABEO) EPS Estimated At $

Allianz Asset Management Gmbh owns 122,692 shares valued at $785,000. The stock increased 2.78% or $0.05 on October 13, reaching $1.85. About 1.98 million shares traded or 42.45% up from the average. After posting $-0.21 EPS for the previous quarter, Abeona Therapeutics Inc's analysts now forecast -23.81 % EPS growth. Abeona Therapeutics, Inc (Abeona), formerly PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc, is focused on developing and delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for rare ... Read More »

Hurricane Ophelia - Loganair offers free flight changes

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Hurricane Ophelia continues to batter the entire country with winds of over 140km/h recorded, leading to a number of flights in and out of Dublin Airport being cancelled. Check with your airline before travelling. . Other airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines are all offering similar opportunities for passengers to postpone flights to alternative dates. Read More »

Kane returns on WWE Monday Night RAW

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Cedric Alexander def. Jack Gallagher via pinfall: In a preview of their tag match at TLC , Rich Swann and The Brian Kendrick joined their partners at ringside for support. During an in-ring promo, Balor admitted he was wrong to assume Sister Abigail wasn't real and just another Bray Wyatt trick. Banks had her Bank Statement on early on, but Fox got to the ropes. Read More »

BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura

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Though the petitioner, Kannur-based Gopalan Adiyodi Vakkeel Smaraka Trust's secretary RK Premdas, claims in the petition that he is taking up the cause of victims of political murders, the focus of the petition is only on the seven murders of RSS or BJP activists that were allegedly carried out by CPI-M men. Read More »

Center-right wins, but far-right surges in Austria vote

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Kurz is well short of a majority and will probably need a coalition partner to govern. A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office made no mention of the likelihood that Kurz's People's Party, which received a projected 31.7 percent of the vote, would form a coalition with the far-right& Freedom Party, which took 26 percent. Read More »