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Supreme Court seeks data on conviction rate in cases against politicians


On a day when the Election Commission , for the first time, called for debarring convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting polls for life, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha asked the government to urgently set up special courts to ensure that trials of lawmakers are completed within a year as laid down by the apex court in 2015. Read More »

Ontario colleges, union returning to bargaining table


We can reach a settlement quickly and have classes start again early next week", said Sonia Del Missier, chair, colleges' bargaining team, in a news release. Their main concern has been semester completion. Student leaders from eight colleges have met with Deb Matthews, the minister responsible for post-secondary education, to pressure for an end to the strike that began October 16. Read More »

White House Backs Off Attacks Against Mueller


Jared Kushner and Donald Trump . "He's f**ked", Nunberg said, according to Vanity Fair . While this, by no means, indicates that Trump will be impeached, especially given the fact that the House of Representatives is tilted greatly in the favor of Republicans, it is the start of a concerted effort to try and remove the President from office. Read More »

Could Paul Manafort's Brooklyn brownstone eventually hit the market?


Paul Manafort , former Donald Trump campaign manager indicted Monday on charges of laundering millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and banks, hired a Palm Beach Gardens contractor to remodel his BallenIsles home at the same time he withdrew $432,487 from a bank in Cypress, according to the indictment . Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency reveals what was on Osama bin Laden's computer

Included in the Central Intelligence Agency release are scans of Bin Laden's personal journal , videos, audio files, his correspondence, and hundreds of other documents nearly exclusively in Arabic, which have been revealed an attempt to "provide material relevant to understanding the plans and workings of terrorist organizations". Read More »

Sushma Swaraj calls on King of Bhutan


The visit of Their Majesties to India marks an important milestone in the close and friendly relations between the two countries and has contributed significantly towards further strengthening the profound friendship between India and Bhutan. Read More »

White House downplays George Papadopoulos' role in Trump campaign


Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other charges as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russian Federation", she said. Read More »

Multiple fatalities, more than a dozen injured in Manhattan


Six people were reportedly killed, over ten were injured. Due to police activity, police are asking people to avoid the area of Chambers Street/West St and to expect many emergency personnel in the area. This latest example echoed other attacks in Europe - namely Barcelona, London, Nice and Berlin - where attackers have plowed vehicles through crowds of unsuspecting pedestrians. Read More »

Police warning: Needles discovered in Wisconsin city's Halloween candy


It's a parent's worst nightmare, and police say it's happened here in London. Arcadia Police say during trick-or-treating hours Tuesday night someone handed out various types of candy with sewing needles in them. No arrest was made in that case. A mother told officers she found nails in her 11-year-old son's Halloween candy. According to police, the child received a Now and Later that appeared to have been soaked in motor oil or some other foreign substance. Read More »

NYC Attack: Blasio, Cuomo Blast Trump's 'Finger Pointing'


The suspect, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, left a note in the truck saying the attack was in the name of the Islamic State terror group. Officials say the suspect is believed to have been staying in New Jersey. President Trump called for stepping up his extreme vetting program after the attack Tuesday. Law enforcement is following this closely. A picture of the man's life only just began to emerge in the immediate hours after the Tuesday attack that killed eight people and injured 11 more. Read More »

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 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 »