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South African Miller blasts fastest T20I century


Miller, who was dropped on nought, smacked 101 not out off 36 balls, reaching his century off 35 deliveries. David Miller set a blazing record on Sunday as of a mere 35 balls, he scored a T20 ton against Bangladesh . Miller also became the first batsman to score a T20I century in under 40. The home side ended their allotted 20 overs on 224 for 4 after they were sent in by Bangladesh . Read More »

UN Nuclear Chief To Visit Iran

Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ), "will focus on the IAEA's verification and monitoring of Iran's implementation" of the 2015 accord, the IAEA said on October 25. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Tehran will stick to the agreement as long as the other signatories do, but will "shred" the deal if Washington pulls out, as Trump has threatened to do. Read More »

Security Chief In Gaza Survives Assassination Attempt


Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh visits Hamas' security chief in the Gaza Strip, Tawfeeq Abu Naeem, as he lies on a bed at a hospital in Gaza City October 27, 2017. Haniyya added that Israel is trying to sabotage the reconciliation between Hamas and Fateh movements, and called on all factions, and President Mahmoud Abbas, to speed up all measures aiming at implementing all sections of the unity agreement, to enable a strong and united internal front. Read More »

West Virginia inmate escapes jail disguised as civilian


It wasn't until 12:40 a.m. Friday that jail staff finally noticed the inmate was gone. "After a medical evaluation, Boyes was taken to the Webb County Jail, according to the information provided to our state police", Messina said. Leslie T. Goldie, a spokesman for the West Virginia State Police. West Virginia State Police say Boyes escaped from South Central Regional Jail at 1001 Centre Way in Charleston about 5:48 A.M. Read More »

Saudi Arabia gives citizenship to a robot, claims global first


The female design of the robot prompted criticism from human rights activists around the world. A rapt audience listened as Sorkin grilled Sophia over artificial intelligence , and concerns over how robots could take over the world. "I was told that the people here at the Future Investment Initiative are interested in future initiatives which means AI, which means me". Asked why she looked happy, Sophia replied: "I am always happy when surrounded by smart people who also happen to be ... Read More »

Forecasters: Prepare for heavy rain


Large portions of the forecast area, including northern CT and Rhode Island, are also under a flash-flood watch, with moderate to heavy rain predicted at times. The potential for flooding in the area is higher because of the rainfall from this past week. 1-3 inches of rain is likely, with the potential for 4"+". Read More »

Arun Jaitley slams Chidambaram, says Kashmir problem a Congress legacy


Reacting sharply to P Chidambaram's remarks on autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, Jaitley said that the Congress is deceiving the country, itself by encouraging separatism in the state."It is hurting India's national interest", he told ANI. Mr. Chidambaram had yesterday pitched for greater autonomy for the restive Jammu and Kashmir, drawing stinging criticism from the BJP . The Prime Minister said that he was expecting that the Congress would learn from its defeat and try to fix things, but ... Read More »

Feng shoots 65 to lead Sime Darby


I love this golf course. The 40-year-old managed to escape from a play-off after accumulating 15-under-par 269 to take a one shot win over three other golfers - defending champion, Feng Shanshan of China and compatriot Danielle Kang and Jacqui Concolino . Read More »

Virginia Tech-Duke live scoring summary


The game officials saw it and called him for a personal foul. That play tied the game at 10, and if it weren't for three consecutive stops by the Blue Devils and a clutch pick-six by cornerback Bryon Fields in the second half, the sequence could have cost Duke the game. Read More »

NM senators oppose proposal to increase national park fees


The proposal comes less than two years after numerous parks that charge entrance fees became more costly. Traffic is at a standstill and visitors are out of their cars on the valley floor while a bus lane is empty and off-limits to visitors at Yosemite National Park in this undated photo. Read More »

Nine sailors high on cocaine while serving on Navy submarine sacked


The test was conducted at a time when the submarine, which carries the Trident nuclear deterrent, was docked in the U.S. to collect nuclear warheads. All of those who tested positive have now been fired from the Navy. The Mail quotes an unnamed source as saying HMS Vigilant had gained a reputation as "the party boat". They reportedly held drug-fueled parties at hotels where they were staying. Read More »

Led Military Coalition Announce Iraq-Kurdish Ceasefire


Tension has steadily mounted between Baghdad and the KRG since September 25, when Iraqis in KRG-held areas - and in several disputed areas, including Kirkuk - voted on whether or not to declare political independence. The United States, a military financier of both the KRG and Iraqi security forces, has repeatedly made similar marks, declaring neutrality on the matter and urging both sides to focus efforts on the Islamic State group. Read More »

'White Lives Matter' rallies held in Tennessee, counter protests underway


Hundreds protested against Spencer during his speech and outside of the venue. Fencing has already been installed around the center of the square to keep the White Lives Matter demonstrators and counter-protesters separate. Michael Hill, president of the league, said "Hail Dixie" and "Hail victory!" over the loudspeakers. Other individuals and groups are expected as counter-protestors . Read More »

House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan


House Republicans aim to release a tax bill on November 1, following the expected passage of a budget resolution Thursday. Twenty Republicans voted against the budget in the 216-212 vote. "Today is historic in that it opens the door for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to truly reform, simplify and lower the tax burden Kansas families have shouldered for too long", Marshall said. Read More »

Australia's deputy PM disqualified


Shortly after the ruling Turnbull went to work to ensure that independent Member of Parliament (MP) Cathy McGowan would provide the government with a vote of confidence, foiling any attempt by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to pass a vote of no confidence which would have forced an election. Read More »

Mark Halperin Issues a Public Apology To The Women He 'Mistreated'


Halperin said on his post yesterday that he "can never do enough to make up for the harm I caused", and that he "will be spending time with my family and friends, as I work to make amends and contributions both large and small". On Thursday, NBC News severed ties with the political analyst, who also previously worked with MSNBC and ABC News . "I apologize sincerely to the women I have mistreated". Read More »

USA service member dies in Afghanistan helicopter crash

A USA service member died after a chopper crashed in Afghan eastern Logar province on Friday, said a statement of NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission released here Saturday. But provincial governor spokesman Salim Saleh told the media the helicopter hit a tree after a "successful" operation to support ground troops in Kharwar district. Read More »

Missing policeman joins militant ranks


Ahmed was posted at the Police Training Centre (PTC) in J&K's Kathua district. Ahmed, a resident of Heff Shirmal village in southern Shopian, joined the police in 2012, the officer added. In May this year, constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq of Shopian fled with four INSAS rifles from the guard post of a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) at Chandpora area of Budgam district and joined Hizbul Mujahideen. Read More »

Need more internal democracy in political parties: Narendra Modi


The Prime Minister was speaking at a " Diwali Milan" event at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi even as he mentioned that funding to political parties is often debated but not their values, ideologies and internal democracy. There are so many different types of media nowadays. In his brief speech, Modi also made some lighter observations. The party's expansion may be a reason behind divergent views, he said. Read More »

Nepal bus crash kills 31, several injured


The police have intensified rescue operations and the toll was expected to rise, the official added. The victims were mostly from Saptari District of eastern Nepal bordering India, who were returning to the capital after celebrating popular Chaath Festival in their homes. Read More »

13 killed in attack on hotel in Somali capital


A auto packed with explosives blew up outside a hotel in Mogadishu on Saturday as a minibus also exploded at a nearby junction, with the emergency services reporting "many dead bodies". The blasts occurred just two weeks after a huge truck bombing in the Somali capital which killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest attack in the country's history. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Arshi Khan Files FIR Against Priyank, Sapna & Colors


From Dhinchak Pooja's viral song, Priyank Sharma's re-entry to Arshi Khan's Goa-Pune scandal and Hina Khan breaking down, there's a lot for Salman to analyse this weekend. Bigg Boss announces that their jail term has come to an end, and the three leave the jail. Bigg Boss gives Pooja a task to prepare a fun song about all her fellow housemates! Gauahar says I am not convinced by you. Read More »

United Kingdom minister apologises for Weinstein 'joke' on live radio


Gove made the joke during a special 60th anniversary broadcast of the programme on Saturday morning just as Westminster was flooded with allegations of widespread sexual harassment. "Don't trivialise sexual assault". Her concerns were echoed by fellow MP Jess Philips, who tweeted: " Michael Gove just left the studio without his dignity". Read More »

Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama spent eight years in the White House and more than a decade in office in IL. The date and location of Obama's expected service were not disclosed. Obama's less than popular successor President Trump was similarly called up for jury duty in August of 2015 in NY, which he arrived at in his stretch limo and was ultimately not chosen for. Read More »

Telangana: Major setback for TDP as Revanth Reddy quits party


Revanth's decision to meet Naidu in Andhra Pradesh is the result of the direction of Chandrababu Naidu to TTDP politburo members and central committee leaders along with Revanth to come to Vijayawada for a detailed discussion on political developments in Telangana particularly Revanth's episode. Read More »

Spain boots out Catalan police chief in continuing push to take control


In addition, Council of Ministers has approved submission of an appeal to Constitutional Court against resolution adopted in Catalan parliament. This major development comes just weeks after the Catalan independence referendum of 2017, which was declared illegal, where 92 percent of the people voted backing independence. Read More »

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Bottom Line Declines 5% In Q3


It last reported revenues of $3.6 billion and EPS of $0.15 for the June 2017, representing 41% top-line growth and -0.18 EPS growth. Net income fell to $129 million, or 50 cents per share, in the quarter ended September 30, from $317 million, or $1.19 per share, a year earlier. Read More »

Central Alberta Legions launch their poppy campaigns


It uses donations to offer support in many ways including providing crisis grants, researching the long lasting impact of blast injuries on the body, lobbying the government on issues that affect communities, sport and art based recovery programmes and advising on benefits and money problems. Read More »

Indian quadcopter shot down along LoC


Pakistan has Strongly opposed supply of armed drones by the United States to India and warned that the deal between the countries could increase chances of "military misadventures", leading to conflict in the area. He said "extra-regional powers" should be mindful of such actions, which can undermine strategic stability in South Asia. Zakaria said that Pakistan and U.S. Read More »

UAE Judoka Refuses to Shake Hands of Israeli Who Beats Him


An Israeli won gold medal at Abu Dhabi judo grand slam but was forced to receive his medal without his country's national anthem and flag. At the award ceremony, Flicker could be seen on the podium apparently mouthing the words to the "Hatikvah", the Israeli national anthem. Read More »

Trump to shrink tribal Bears Ears National Monument, Hatch says

October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - the two Utah sites - are among several that US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reducing in size in order to make way for more industrial activity. Read More »