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Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigns admitting his behaviour had 'fallen short'


Fallon said in a letter Wednesday to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May that he may have "fallen short of the high standards" expected of the military. A close ally of the defence secretary told The Guardian : "Julia is a good friend of Michael's". The prime minister on Wednesday wrote to other party leaders inviting them to meet her next week to agree on a "common, transparent independent grievance procedure" for all those working in parliament. Read More »

16 percent of El Paso County ballots returned as Election Day nears


More than 42 percent of the electorate voted in the primaries for Coalville, Kamas, Oakley and Park City, Jones said. And far more mail-in advance ballots are waiting to be counted, Dill said. Absentee request forms and ballots are available in the Monroe County Auditor's Office during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.to 4 p.m). Read More »

MA considers doing away with Daylight Saving Time


Such a move would mean residents would no longer have to change their clocks twice a year, and there would be an extra hour of daylight on cold winter afternoons. "It seems like a 20th century policy that has outlived its usefulness in the 21st century world", said Democratic state Rep. Timothy Cahill, of daylight savings time. Read More »

Iconic New York City Halloween parade marches on after attack


If anything, they said they felt safe knowing security was stepped up. "We can not do this with concrete barriers, and you don't want to live in a world where you need to", he said. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also made the round of morning radio and television shows, saying the fact that life was returning to normal Tuesday night and Wednesday morning was proof that terrorism failed. Read More »

AbRam Khan: SRK's son is a star already


Joining her for the mid-week getaway were mother Savita Chhibbar and some of the celebrity interior designer's closest buddies including Sussanne Khan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, Anu Dewan, Bhavana Pandey and designer Vikram Phadnis too. Read More »

United Kingdom police say serious collision in London not terrorism-related


According to the Twitter account of the Metropolitan Police, the incident would not be related to the terrorist. Two people are being treated by London Ambulance Service at the scene. Famed vlogger, Pro Syndicate, tweeted , "We just walked outside the theatre and a taxi just drove into a crowd of people walking past". It comes less than 24 hours after eight people were killed in NY when a truck was driven into cyclists and pedestrians, in what authorities are treating as a terror attack. Read More »

This College Freshman Was Arrested For Poisoning Her Roommate


She was arraigned on Wednesday and now faces an additional hate crime charge. On her Instagram account, Brochu also said she spit in Rowe's coconut oil, put "moldy clam dip in her lotions" and rubbed used tampons on her backpack. I am writing to you this evening to send a strong message regarding an incident that is deeply upsetting to me, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Read More »

Newly-wed Pak woman poisons 15 people to death

According to UPI , the alleged lover is a cousin whom Bibi had hoped to marry. "This incident took place last week and our officers have made progress by arresting a woman and her lover in connection with this murder case, which was complicated and challenging for us", Tajak told The Associated Press. Read More »

Whoever lives in Karnataka must learn Kannada, says CM Siddaramaiah


He said, everyone who lives in the state must learn the language. . The Chief Minister had said the selected candidates must know the local language Kannada to communicate with people in rural areas. Noting that the government was committed to use Kannada in administration, he opined that complete use of Kannada in administration was possible only when resolutions of Cabinet, notes of ministers, Bills to be tabled in both the houses were in Kannada. Read More »

Fiery Crash Closes Hwy. 400 North Of Toronto


In the beginning of the day, Wednesday, the police remained unable to explain the exact circumstances of the pile-up. Kerry Schmidt says that traffic had slowed down along the highway due to a three-vehicle collision about one kilometre up the road when the pileup happened. Read More »

Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria and nuclear deal

The Azerbaijani president arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to take part in a tripartite meeting with his counterparts from Iran and Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday created to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Read More »

Meddling in USA poll 'fantasies' - Russian Federation


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the indictments released Monday provided no evidence of Russian meddling. Trump also pointed to a decision Monday by Tony Podesta, a top Democratic lobbyist and brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, to step down from his firm amid questions about foreign lobbying that arose during the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

NYPD officer from LI praised for stopping terror, officials say


But Nash and other officers quickly left the scene after learning of the attack that took place just outside the school. Police said Sayfullo Saipov , a 29-year-old truck driver from Uzbekistan, drove a rented truck onto a bike path, slamming into riders for nearly a mile before crashing into a school bus near the World Trade Center memorial. Read More »

Russian Federation indictments boring Trump's cry of 'fake news'


There's no evidence that the meeting ever occurred, but the email makes it sound like Trump officials put some planning into it (as opposed to suggesting that Papadopoulos conduct the meeting himself, if he felt like it). Page also seemed to briefly forget whether he was a figure during a meeting that came up in the charges against Papadopoulos. She said Clovis was "being polite" when he encouraged Papadopoulos to meet with Russian officials in August, adding that the campaign had a ... Read More »

Eight Die In Ny Terror Attack


Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver struck in broad daylight just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, close to schools as children and their parents geared up to celebrate Halloween. European allies and Mexico's president condemned the attack. He said he then heard seven to eight shots and then police pointing a gun at a man kneeling on the pavement. Read More »

NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100


Senior district officials and police officials are at the accident site and overseeing rescue and relief operations, a state government spokesman said. The CM has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for next of kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 for critically injured & Rs 25,000 for injured. The NTPC plant has been shut down. Read More »

Arun Jaitley and Rahul Gandhi spar on Twitter


The Congress leaders also mocked Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over Ease of Business report and said the minister should try and realise how the government has destroyed farmers and small-time traders while helping big industrialists. Read More »

Will China divert Yarlung Tsangpo-Brahmaputra waters to Xinjiang?

China's longest tunnel is the 85-km Dahuofang water project in Liaoning province, while the world's longest tunnel is the 137-km main water supply pipe beneath the city of NY. Now China is taking a quiet, step-by-step approach to make it happen, Zhang Chuanqing, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics in Wuhan, told the Post . Read More »

Palestinian authority receives Gaza borders under Egyptian auspices

The Rafah crossing, the only entry and exit point between Gaza and Egypt, was handed over to the PA during a ceremony attended by senior figures from Hamas, Fatah and representatives of the Egyptian government. The two factions agreed to hand over responsibility for the border crossings on November 1. Officials in Gaza said that Hamas will still be in charge of security at the crossings because the PA had not yet made arrangements to deploy its forces there. Read More »

At least 7 dead in explosion inside Afghan 'Green Zone'


The death toll in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan's Green Zone on Tuesday has mounted to nine. The attack in 14th Street in Wazir Akbar Khan area inside the Green Zone claimed the lives of 13 persons. A defence ministry spokesman told Al Jazeera that the blast happened outside their building. But a Kabul police spokesman said the blast appeared to have been caused by a suicide bomber on foot. Read More »

Uluru climbs to be banned after unanimous vote


Australia's world-famous Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be closed to climbers from 2019, its management board said on Wednesday, ending a decades-long campaign by Aborigines to protect their scared monolith in the Northern Territory. Read More »

Manhattan terror attack suspect identified as Uzbekistan national


He remained in critical condition on Tuesday evening. The 29-year-old suspect was identified by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. A paintball gun and a pellet gun were found at the scene, police said. "When I ran up the bridge, I saw this dude with two guns". MSNBC have released footage with what is believed to be the attacker. Read More »

Republicans delay tax bill unveiling to Thursday


The GOP House members have opposed the plan's proposed elimination of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, insisting it would hurt their constituents and subject them to being taxed twice. GOP lawmakers from NY and New Jersey have been particularly vocal about those concerns. "The Republican House members are working hard (and late) toward the Massive Tax Cuts that they know you deserve". Read More »

Vyapam clean chit to CM


It rejected the allegations of tampering of the hard disc, which was being considered as the crucial piece of evidence in the multi-crore recruitment scam levelled by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and whistle blower Prashant Pandey, CBI sources said. Read More »

Trump orders 'extreme vetting' escalation in response to Manhattan terrorist attack


It appeared Trump was referring to the USA government's vetting programs for foreign nationals, as opposed to his controversial travel ban , which affected only a handful of majority-Muslim nations. NYPD is investigating the incident along with its state and federal partners, de Blasio said. President Trump reacted to the terror attack in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday by saying it was done by a "sick and deranged person". Read More »

Trumps give out Halloween treats at White House


The kids came from over 20 Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area schools, along with the Boy Scouts and YMCA. The South Portico entrance of the White House was decorated for the occasion with carved pumpkins and spider webs. Melania Trump is hosting her first Halloween party on the White House lawn on Monday for "ghosts and goblins of all ages", but in teasing the event on Twitter , the first lady learned a lot of people are under the impression that holiday is year-round with Trump in the ... Read More »

Aide at center of Russian Federation probe 'proven to be a liar'


The email is cited in an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's affidavit supporting criminal charges against Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy volunteer on Trump's campaign. There's nothing in the guilty plea to directly implicate the president's son, who set up a June 9, 2016 , meeting with a Russian attorney promising " dirt " on Clinton - but the court documents show a much clearer picture of what investigators already know. Read More »

4 in first 2017 CFB Playoff poll: Instant Analysis


Georgia is at No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff Rankings of 2017. Oklahoma has its own Heisman contender - and two-time Heisman finalist - under center in Baker Mayfield, and it sustained its only loss against an uncharacteristically frisky Iowa State (6-2), ranked 15th. Read More »

Former Trump campaign adviser denies encouraging aide to engage with Russian Federation


Russian Federation denies the allegations and Trump denies any collusion. Clovis was nominated to serve as the Department of Agriculture's Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics in July. The complaint against Papadopoulos says that he had been encouraged by his campaign supervisor to pursue meetings with Russian officials promising damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal: Trump-tied data firm reaching out to WikiLeaks ... Read More »

Indian students attacked in Italian city; Sushma monitoring situation


India on Tuesday said it had taken up with Italian authorities several cases of attacks on Indian students in Milan , with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj saying she was personally monitoring the situation. Please do not worry. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today requested them not to panic and alert others about the "risky zones". One of the incidents took place on October 17 and another on Sunday, sources said. Read More »

Trump on NYC: 'Another Attack by a Very Sick and Deranged Person'


Eight people have been killed and at least 12 injured. Duke said that DHS was "closely monitoring" the developments in NY and that federal, state and local authorities were cooperating in investigating the episode. The President has been criticized for more harshly condemning terror attacks committed by non-white attackers. The suspect, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" - which means "God is great" in Arabic - and proceeded to wave around a pellet gun and ... Read More »

Parent barricades self, teacher in California classroom


NBC is also reporting that no students were in the classroom when the parent barged in. Police believe the man is holding a teacher or other school staffer hostage and it wasn't clear if the man had a weapon, Railsback said. His family members said they took away the man's vehicle keys, but he still managed to make his way to the campus. ABC7 said a man who identified himself as an uncle of the barricaded suspect told reporters his nephew had an emotional breakdown and is not unsafe. Read More »