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PM Modi holds rally in Himachal's Rehan, calls Congress 'laughing club'


Mocking the Congress manifesto which spoke of "zero tolerance on corruption", Modi asked, "Will anybody in Himachal Pradesh believe the Congress? ". Congress is no longer the party of Mahatma Gandhi. The prime minister, who is in Himachal today, will address a rally in Rehan in the Fatehpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district and another in Dhaula Kuan in Paonta Sahib. Read More »

Catalonia: Deadline looms for Carles Puigdemont and ousted officials


Puigdemont fled to Brussels on Monday with five of his cabinet ministers shortly after Maza filed the complaints. He said he would testify from Belgium and will not return to Spain. Thursday for questioning that is scheduled to last through Friday. The struggle has also divided Catalonia itself and caused deep resentment across the rest of Spain, although separatist sentiment persists in the Basque Country and some other areas. Read More »

Workplace gender equality not expected until 2234 - WEF

Another WEF source said: "This report shows how Saudi Arabia is slowly but surely paving the way for a stronger society where women are given the opportunity to live their full potential". But it has not been a good year for women elsewhere in the world. Rwanda came in fourth, with another Nordic country, Sweden, in fifth place. That compares to education parity, which could be reached in 13 years, it predicts. Read More »

NZ offers to take 150 Manus refugees

Some 600 asylum seekers and refugees have barricaded themselves inside the mothballed complex, which officially closed on Tuesday, fearful they will be attacked if they venture outside. Amid the stand-off on Manus, a refugee living in Australia's offshore detention centre on Nauru has been killed, the government has confirmed. "People were lying down on the floor and were struggling with serious hunger, having not eaten since Tuesday". Read More »

England coach Trevor Bayliss labels Ben Stokes an Ashes 'write-off'


Speaking in Perth during England's first nets session since arriving in Australia, Bayliss reiterated his long-held belief that personal responsibility is a key aspect of being a professional cricketer, and added that England's players themselves had decided when is and isn't acceptable to have a drink and enjoy the experience of being on tour. Read More »

Disqualified Pakistani PM Sharif returns to face charges


A five-member team of the National Accountability Bureau ( NAB ), headed by deputy director Mehboob Ahmed, met Nawaz in the presence of his lawyers. According to our correspondent, the NAB team is unlikely to arrest the ousted PM in connection with two corruption cases in which Accountability Court has issued bailable arrest warrants of the accused. Read More »

Team Unhappy With Akshay Kumar?


Reports are coming that Akshay's announcement has irked 2.0 team because people are reading in between the lines. It was also said that Akshay will be playing the role of Dr Richard, an antagonist in the film. "Even the Akshay Kumar came in the film the whole negative part was just removed as Akshay's image is of a national hero so how can we show him negative". Read More »

Dozing off during prayer pleases god: Pope


Francis' comical comment was caught during an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television program posted on YouTube, according to the Guardian . "Saint Therese did it too, ' he said in reference to a 19th century French nun, adding that Christians were called to feel like children lying in their fathers" arms, a place conducive to napping. Read More »

Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast: 20 killed, 100 injured, death toll may rise


The state-owned operator said there had been an "unfortunate accident in the boiler". Ten people with serious injuries were sent to other facilities. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mauritius on a three-day official visit, has announced Rs200,000 aid for the families of the deceased and Rs. Read More »

Gas prices on the rise due to "perfect storm"


However, current Wyoming gas prices are 1 cent higher than the national average of $2.45 per gallon, according to, a gasoline tracker and mobile app. DeHaan says refinery maintenance, a major pipeline outage and low gas inventories are the issues that will drive prices up quickly. Some areas have prices rise to almost 50 cents per gallon, including another double-digit gain on the market in response to continued tightness in the region. Read More »

Suspect in NY attack once cited near North Platte


Police have identified the driver as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national who held a "green card" visa that permitted him to live in the USA legally. This image made from a video provided by Tawhid Kabir shows the suspect in a deadly attack running across the street with a fake gun in each hand on Tuesday, Oct. Read More »

Iowa's Clovis urged Trump foreign policy adviser to meet with Russians


Donald Trump's presidential campaign agreed to a pre-election meeting with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin , according to an email sent by campaign aide George Papadopoulos . There is no evidence that the planned meeting described in Papadopoulos's email ever took place, and he may have been bragging to his contact about his influence in the campaign. Read More »

Iran to reopen border crossings with Iraq's Kurdish region


An Iraqi official showed Reuters pictures of the Iraqi flag being raised at the border gate, where Iraqi and Turkish soldiers were deployed and Turkish flags also hoisted. The region's airspace was closed to global commercial flights, Ankara threatened the use of military force and both Iran and Turkey threatened to close border crossings vital to the landlocked region. Read More »

Utah Nurse Settles For $500000 Over Arrest Video


Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne, who arrested the nurse, was sacked from the force last month and Lieutenant James Tracey, who was watch commander at the time of the incident, was demoted to officer. The oblivious patient was not a suspect in the disaster area that executed another driver. Her lawyer Karra Poter told the Independent : "There will be no lawsuit". Read More »

Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Reached a 52-Week Low


Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation in a report on Monday, July 24th. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 2.80. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,741 shares of the company's stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 2,316 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

'Multiple parties down' after shooting at Walmart in Colorado


Please stay away from the area, the police said. The Thornton police has not released any additional information on the victims so far. "We've got multiple parties down, we're still trying to ascertain what their conditions are", Thornton Police Officer Victor Avila said. Read More »

'Anne Frank' High-Speed Train Draws Criticism Over Echo Of Nazi Deportations

The Diary of Anne Frank is a global bestseller, describing the Jewish girl's life in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in World War Two. Berlin-based Deutsche Bahn said the move was "in no way meant to damage the memory of Anne Frank". CSU, based in Bavaria, is the sister party of German chancellor, Angela Merkel's own party, Christian Democratic Union. Read More »

Most say this is lowest point they can remember for US


That sentiment spanned generations, including those that lived through World War II, the Vietnam War, and the terrorist attacks of September 11. However, a significantly larger proportion of Democrats (73%) reported feeling stress than independents (59%) and Republicans (56%). Read More »

Mom straps kid to roof of minivan to hold kiddie pool down


Officials were called after getting a report of a child riding on a minivan while holding a pool. The mother then continued driving down the road and pulled into her sister's house where police caught up with her. Schmunk told cops that she picked the pool up from a nearby residence and couldn't fit it inside her vehicle. "To put a kid on top of the auto is beyond ridiculous", she added. Read More »

Voters lean against constitutional convention


Last month, it was a much tighter vote with 39 percent opposing and 44 percent in support of the Convention. The Siena poll predicts a small voter turnout for the off-year election. Experts will discuss a ballot proposal being voted on next week regarding a New York State constitutional convention at a lecture scheduled for 6 p.m. Read More »

Pakistan, Iran agree on political solution to peace in Afghanistan


According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office Pakistan here on Wednesday, Pakistani delegation was led by Director General ( Afghanistan ) Mansoor Ahmad Khan in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while the Iranian side was led by Director General Rasoul Eslami of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who visited Islamabad for these consultations. Read More »

MNS, Congress workers clash over hawkers


The Congress workers supporting the hawkers protested against the attack on them on the railway premises in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by MNS workers over the past few days. But that, too, was disrupted by the MNS. "My only aim is to implement the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, which essentially gives rights to the street hawkers as well as licences". Read More »

Man identified in NY attack was arrested in St. Charles County


All four cases involved guilty findings with fines paid. Authorities say Saipov drove a truck the wrong way down a bike path in Lower Manhattan, deliberately mowing down cyclists. Additionally, Grassley asked DHS to document whether Saipov was on a terrorist watch list and whether he had any criminal convictions. An Uber spokesperson confirmed to CBS News Saipov was a driver for them and had passed a background check. Read More »

Cassie Sainsbury sentenced to six years in jail


A Colombian judge will soon decide if accused Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury can reduce her jail time to six years. The South Australian arrived in court surrounded by the media, while her mother, Lisa Evans was also in court for the sentencing. Read More »

Second Uzbek man sought for questioning in NY attack probe


The organization is seeking a second man, 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, a Uzbek, in connection with the attack. The person is identified as Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, who is approximately 33 years old with black hair and brown eyes. The suspect in Tuesday's deadly terror attack in New York City - Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov - was known to US authorities because his name was associated with the subjects of other FBI counterterrorism investigations in 2015, an intelligence source ... Read More »

Justin Trudeau dresses up as Clark Kent (and Superman) for Halloween

Trudeau descended the stairs sporting slicked down hair and a blue suit with a bright red tie, surprising the assembled staff and journalists who were waiting for him. Why don't politicians in the United Kingdom dress up for Halloween? Superman's alterego Clark Kent is a journalist, and Trudeau's costume choice comes at a time when politicians across the globe, from US President Donald Trump to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, have accused the media of spreading "fake news" and maligning ... Read More »

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 »