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Our universities and the tax plan


Graduate students across the country staged a walkout Wednesday over the GOP tax plan. Universities often grant tuition waivers to attract doctoral students, mainly in the sciences, and allow them to pursue research while working as teaching or research assistants. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Four terrorists killed by security forces in Budgam


Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Futlipora in Pakherpora area, 45 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. An Army man has reportedly sustained injuries, media reports said. Ahmad was shifted to hospital in Srinagar , he added. It was reported that an army convoy which was carrying reinforcements to Futlipora village, was attacked with stones by a mob in Pakherpora Chowk when the gun battle was on in the ... Read More »

Geneva peace talks may start without Syrian regime


The unexplained tardiness of Assad's delegation in Geneva appeared to reflect the government's displeasure with the opposition's insistence that Assad must step down at the start of an eventual transitional period in Syria. The decision last week by Syrian opposition groups to send a single delegation to Geneva raised hopes of a possible breakthrough. "Negotiations in Geneva can be prolonged, but at most until Saturday", a government source said. Read More »

Actor James Woods witnessed poker cage robbery in Vegas


According to officers, the suspect fled the scene in a 2011 Silver Chevrolet Cruz. No one was injured and the suspect fled the premises. Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas are investigating a reported robbery at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip - which caught the eye of actor James Woods , who was gambling at the time. Read More »

US Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria Reaches Nearly 26000

A quarterly report from the Defense Manpower Data Center released in September found that there were 1,720 American troops in Syria. Even before Donald Trump was elected, the actual numbers were usually different - and nearly invariably higher - than those reported, as the USA used counted some troops as being on " temporary assignments " while others were on " overlapping rotations ". Read More »

Gillibrand eyes $154B 'Marshall-style' plan for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


The Post reported that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who became a nationwide figure after the hurricane, supports Sanders' plan. "More than two months after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, half of the people there - American citizens all - still have no electricity", Sanders said. Read More »

Modi wave is diminishing; Cong will win in Gujarat: CM


PM Modi also targeted the opposition party saying that Congress' development model is hand pumps and BJP's is Narmada Project. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader is now addressing a rally in Morbi as the campaign for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections gains momentum. Read More »

Nigerian Migrants Stranded In Libya Return Home


Foreign Minister of the Republic of Chad and the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the "despicable acts" and called for "an immediate end" to these practices in a statement , Nov.18. Hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty or conflict travel to Libya each year, hoping to set off from the country's coast to Europe. "Hence these smuggling networks are killing, torturing, extorting and detaining migrants at will". Read More »

Archdiocese Sues DC Metro For Refusing To Run Christmas Ads


However, the archdiocese's lawsuit noted that the agency has accepted ads for yoga and for the Salvation Army, a Protestant religious movement famous for its red kettle charitable campaigns ahead of Christmas . advertisements, Outfront Media, which rejected it within 24 hours. Several other supposedly controversial ads were previously banned by the transport system for violating the rule. Read More »

United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court


Ex-Bosnian Croat General Slobodan Praljak drank what his lawyer said was poison after the Hague war crimes tribunal upheld his sentence. One of the judges asked for the curtains to be brought down in the court during the ensuing panic. Several convictions for specific crimes for Prlic and the five others were reversed in the appeal, but president Judge Carmel Agius said "all six remain convicted of numerous and very serious crimes". Read More »

Senior Saudi prince freed 'after $1bn deal'


A son of the deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah, Prince Mutaib was once considered a contender for the throne. "May God prolong your life with health and wellness and keep you with us". Billionaire prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an global investor, was among those detained. He said the Public Prosecutor had also chose to release a number of individuals and to prosecute at least 5 individuals. Read More »

You Can Now 'Remix' Photos Sent to You on Instagram


They can then respond back the same way until your conversation becomes a never-ending photo remix . Inside of version 24 for Android and iOS, Instagram is allowing friends to " remix " photos they receive from friends. After you click a picture and get ready to share it with a friend on the platform, you will get an option of sending the same with either Allow Replay or One View options. Read More »

Trump Retweets Controversial 'Britain First' Activist Jayda Fransen


She was convicted a year ago of religiously aggravated harassment and fined after hurling abuse at a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. One video appears to show a Muslim smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. A tweet from Fransen's account, which is verified by Twitter, appeared to celebrate the retweets. Within minutes, the accounts of leader Paul Golding, Britain First, and Jayda Fransen synchronised their tweets to read "THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP , HAS RETWEETED ... Read More »

Canadian man pleads guilty in massive Yahoo hack


Two of the three Russians are officers in the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, the FBI said; all three are at large in Russia while facing US charges for the hack. because of the breaches. Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ontario, and later agreed to forego an extradition hearing and face the United States charges. Read More »

'I'm Lashkar's biggest supporter, they like me too', says Pervez Musharraf


A designated terrorist by the United Nations, Hafiz Saeed's release from the 10-month house arrest was slammed by the U.S., which has been pushing for more action from Pakistan to end the safe havens to terrorists on its soil. When asked if he "liked" JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the former president said that he does and that he has met with him. "Yes, they are involved in Kashmir and in Kashmir, it is between we and India", he added. Read More »

Al Franken 'Can't Say' If More Accusers Will Come Forward


I feel ashamed", Franken said . "This is not something I would intentionally do". "I can understand how some people would see it that way", Franken responded. "I'm someone who hugs people", he said. Over the past eight years, Franken built up a reputation as an advocate for women's issues, a foil to Trump administration appointees, and a powerhouse fundraiser who could draw crowds and donations across the country. Read More »

Suspected shooter dead after reports of shots fired in downtown Reno


A SWAT team and the Washoe County Sheriff helicopter are on scene. "Reports of a possible active shooter in Downtown Reno", the Reno Police Department tweeted at 7:50 p.m. "Right now we have no reports of civilian casualties or injuries to officers", he said. "Once I realized what was happening I turned off all my lights, got on the police scanner, and hunkered down". Read More »

NY terror suspect pleads not guilty

Saipov became a legal permanent USA resident in 2010 and was said to be a hard working truck driver and a "good guy" to those who knew him the first few years after he arrived. and elsewhere to seek revenge against the killing of Muslims in Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. All nine charges carry the possibility of the death penalty or life imprisonment, though it is unclear if prosecutors will seek the death penalty. Read More »

Virtual Reality On The Rise; Sony Tops Oculus, HTC

Thielke pointed to the Rift's discounted price of $399 over the summer as having helped move headsets. Meanwhile, strong consumer adoption of VR in Japan is giving Sony a boost. "VR in business can be applied to many industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and education", said Canalys analyst Jason Low. Canalys predicts that this is just the beginning for VR, especially once Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, Dell, HP Inc., Lenovo, and Samsung find a foothold. Read More »

This recruitment video from the New Zealand Police is winning the internet


The video, shared on Saturday evening, shows officers "on the job". NZ Police's most entertaining recruitment video, yet! by Ogilvy. It has all the elements of a fast-paced police chase showcasing different facets of police work with plenty of comedic relief while embracing all ethnicities, gender and even species - there's a cat and a dog in police vests too. Read More »

Holcombe Family Files Wrongful Death Claim Against Air Force


Kelly killed 26 people and wounded more than 20 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas . Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has previously acknowledged that Kelley's criminal history should have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but was not. Read More »

Wilson Sonsini Guides Barracuda's $1.6B Sale To PE Firm


Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Barracuda Networks from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. It fall, as 32 investors sold Barracuda Networks Inc shares while 44 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. Cadian Capital Lp reported 0.37% stake. Read More »

Josh Gordon Says He Made $10KA Month Selling Weed At Baylor


He has not played in a regular-season game since December 2014, and has been suspended for 43 of the Browns' past 48 games. "I have big plans for him", Jackson said Monday. Jackson said the team would wait a few days. Coach Jackson said the move will likely come closer to the end of the week so coaches can evaluate his progress. Read More »