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Pakistani Finance Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges


However, Dar denied all charges against him relating to the accumulation of assets and funds beyond known sources of income. "Dar told the court that he was innocent and he will prove that his assets are legitimate", Jan Achakzai, a PML-N official, told Reuters. Read More »

Oil in bull market nears $52 on signs USA stockpiles declined

Five countries in the group -Libya, Nigeria , Venezuela, Iran and Iraq -may already be pumping at their maximum capacity this year, Ed Morse , the bank's global head of commodities research, said in an interview. "Further drawdowns in United States crude stocks are expected over the coming weeks as the country's gasoline and distillate inventories are replenished", said Abhishek Kumar, Senior Energy Analyst at Interfax Energy's Global Gas Analytics in London. Read More »

Almost half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, study says


Almost half of the 55.7 million abortions that take place globally each year are unsafe and putting women's lives at risk, a study said on Wednesday, calling for greater access to contraception and safe terminations. "But despite recent advances in technology and evidence, too many unsafe abortions still occur, and too many women continue to suffer and die". The country has legalized therapeutic abortion two months later, on September 14. Read More »

Andrew Luck still at least a week away from practicing


He might be able to start some practice this week, but I'm not guaranteeing nothing, so don't write anything. "He's doing great; there was no setback", Pagano said. In a press conference Wednesday, head coach Chuck Pagano said he'll likely be back in practice sometime next week. He threw for 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions during his rookie campaign and completed 54.1 percent of his passes with a passer rating of 76.5. Read More »

Former Iowa senator testifies in Menendez trial


A former U.S. senator has testified at the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, a one-time Democratic presidential candidate, whom the prosecution also called to the stand Wednesday. Menendez, 63, stands accused of accepting bribes from the West Palm Beach, Fla., ophthalmologist - including private-jet trips and vacations - in exchange for favors, such as help with Melgen's Medicare dispute. Read More »

N.Korea mobilises aircraft in response to USA bombers


It's been nearly half a century since North Korea shot down a US military aircraft. The Pentagon said the mission in worldwide airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior". It's also possible that the North is trying to fan concerns about a potential military clash in the region now so that it can win room to save face later when it tries to de-escalate, he said. Read More »

OJ Simpson Release Could Happen Monday


He's eligible to be released from prison this Sunday. He will report to the state Division of Parole and Probation. And Tom Scotto, a close friend of "Juice", added that he was set for release " shortly after " October 1 . Simpson spent nine years behind bars on armed robbery and kidnapping charges following a 2008 confrontation between Simpson and two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas. Read More »

Belle Gibson Fined $410000 Over False Cancer Claims


The huge fine is nowhere near the maximum penalty she could have faced - £590,000 ( $1.1 million). Justice Debbie Mortimer handed down the judgement in Australia's Federal Court on Thursday over five contraventions of the country's consumer law. Read More »

Tokyo Governor Koike's new party gains traction ahead of general election: polls


The election will take place on October 22. Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike Wednesday vowed a break with old-school politics as she officially launched a new party she hopes will shake up the upcoming snap election in Japan. Mr Abe suffered a drop in popularity earlier this year over allegations of cronyism. Her party is unlikely to prevent the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) winning a third successive victory but it could cause Mr Abe embarrassment, particularly... Read More »

Trump Tax Plan Aims to Slash Rates for Corporations and Super-Wealthy


Under the Republican proposal, the president said , tax regulations will be "simple and fair", and most Americans' annual tax returns will fit on a single sheet of paper. Reduces the number of tax brackets from seven to three with the highest being 35 percent and the lowest being 12 percent. According to an estimate from Kyle Pomerleau, director of federal projects at the Tax Foundation, up to $5 trillion could be added to the deficit if all of the GOP ideas on this wish list ... Read More »

Hurricane Maria to Deliver Glancing Blow to North Carolina

In all, six storms have become strong enough to earn names and all have gone on to become hurricanes. Assuming Maria continues heading north at 15km/h, it will pass within 150 to 250km of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson said Tuesday morning that it's impossible to get exact figures on how many people evacuated Hatteras Island after they were ordered to do so. Read More »

Annapolis teen arrested for bringing gun to school


The administrator said they saw the tenth-grade student getting on a bus at dismissal and thought he may have a gun. The school resource officer at the high school found a magazine belonging to a firearm in a male student's backpack and an unloaded firearm in a female student's backpack. Read More »

Hurricane Maria damages Medtronic, other medtech facilities in Puerto Rico Featured

The situation could easily lead to a " humanitarian crisis ", Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said . Hurricanes Maria and Irma killed 13 people on the island - with Maria nearly completely destroying telecommunication networks last week. - The Osceola County School District says they're ready help people start a new life after Hurricane Maria . Civilian groups are helping recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as the country deals with its " greatest catastrophe in modern history " with little ... Read More »

Donald Trump 'declared war' on North Korea


Trump also used the derisive reference to Kim in his speech to the UN General Assembly. North Korea's Ri said Monday that the world doesn't want "the war of words " between his country and the "turn into real action". Kim responded by calling Trump what was translated as "a dotard", which is a senile old person. The Trump administration has stepped up economic pressure on Pyongyang in an effort to make the regime give up its nuclear and missile programs, which have posed a ... Read More »

Trump will negotiate with Dems on health care


President Trump touched off widespread speculation Wednesday morning with a mysterious tweet on the health care debate that claimed one "Yes vote" was in the hospital. "It's not a question of "if" Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson replaces ObamaCare-it's only a question of 'when, '" the four senators said in a statement. Read More »

Suspect Shot In Emeryville Interstate 80 Police Standoff


The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police said. The suspect was considered armed and risky, Richmond police Lt. but he failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. Movement ground to a halt for quite a long time on a bustling San Francisco Bay Area turnpike Wednesday amid a standoff amongst police and a crime speculate that finished when officers opened fire, killing the man. Read More »

One killed, one injured in El Capitan rockslide, officials say


Park rangers were taking the injured person to a hospital while a helicopter hovered above to assess the situation. It is the same area where the Horsetail Fall flows in winter and spring. The park remained opened after the rock slide, and visitor services were not affected. Gediman said no further information will be released until Thursday morning. Read More »

Locals ask for help for their family in Puerto Rico


With the help of her friend, Nico Daneault, also of Manchester, the pair collected cases and cases of bottled water, cleaning supplies and nonperishable goods. "I was excited, because that's exactly what they need". Around the same time as the Mexico natural disaster, Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico, resulting in widespread destruction and power outages. Read More »

Faces of evil: 4 charged with murdering trans teen, gouging eyes out


Her body was burned in an attempt to hide evidence of the crime. During police questioning, Schauer said he had no part in Steinfeld's disappearance. Ally Lee Steinfeld's mother, Amber Steinfeld, still refers to her child - who was assigned male at birth - by her given name, but said the teen identified as female to family and to friends on social media. Read More »

Prince Harry qualifies as Apache helicopter commander


Maybe she thought she was talking just to her supportive audience, but it's hard to reconcile her vile remarks about Prince Harry's military service with someone who purports to be a responsible public servant. The MP also went on to claim that Prince Philip has been unfaithful to the Queen, saying: 'The Queen might want to step back when she hasn't got her (cough, cough) soulmate beside her. Read More »

California Just Moved Its Next Presidential Primary Forward By Three Months


Aiming to boost clout and voter turnout, California will move it its presidential primary election up from June to March beginning in 2020, under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. The Democratic Party could penalize California for moving up its primary by stripping dozens of delegates from the state's overall county. Still, it helped boost turnout among registered voters here to almost 58 percent. Read More »

Husband of slain elementary school teacher arrested in her murder


When he left the house, he said, she was standing in the kitchen wearing workout clothes and drinking coffee. Andrew MacCormack was arrested in connection to his wife, Vanessa MacCormack's murder. Richard McKeon said Tuesday. The arrest followed a review of surveillance camera footage, interviews with witnesses and the execution of a search warrant, the DA's office said. Read More »

North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack U.S. planes


President Donald Trump warned North Korea yesterday that any USA military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the country's ballistic and nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

China Urges Restraint Amid US, N. Korea War of Words


Not a preferred option, but if we take that option, it will be devastating - I can tell you that - devastating for North Korea . Trump tweeted over the weekend that DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", which was interpreted by Pyongyang as a declaration of war . Read More »

Celtic Champions League - 27 September 2017


Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. "I felt I knew what we had to do to win". "We started strongly and dominated the first-half". In the second half we controlled the ball better, but of course it is hard to create good chances against Barcelona '. Read More »

China's biggest North Korea taboo: Discussing life after Kim Jong Un

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea can miniaturize warheads to fit on missiles, and has as many as 60 nuclear bombs, the Washington Post reported last month. By highlighting the possibility of a potential military clash on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea may be trying to create a distraction as it works behind the scenes to advance its nuclear weapons development, said Du Hyeogn Cha, a visiting scholar at Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Read More »

EU's Juncker hails Macron speech as "very European"


Macron made clear that the European Union should not advance without the support of its people. "So I propose to Germany a new partnership.On all the subjects I have mentioned, we can make a decisive and concrete Franco-German start". Read More »

A Giant, 'Coconut Eating' Rat Has Been Discovered in the Solomon Islands


After years of searching and a race against deforestation destroying the rat's would-be home, Lavery, along with John Vendi and Hikuna Judge, finally found it. The creatures are yet to be observed cracking open coconuts, but they have been documented chewing circular holes in the hard shell of nuts to get at the food inside. Read More »

Hurricane Maria churns just off the Carolina coast


Hurricane Maria is passing offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks over the next couple of days . A storm surge watch is in effect for Cape Lookout to Duck. "We do not expect Maria to regain hurricane status". The storm is centered about 210 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras and is moving at 7 mph. Maria maintained Category 1 status, with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour on Monday, forecasters said. Read More »

NHC says Hurricane Lee strengthening while moving westward

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 miles per hour (175 kph) with higher gusts. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Maria is back to hurricane status. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles [370 km] from the center. Look for a whole lotta sunshine out there again today with highs near 90 degrees and north winds around 5-10 miles per hour. Forecasters said that weather systems such as Maria often head north out of the tropics, but when hurricanes lose connection with warmer ... Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron sets out vision for EU


Macron urged reform of the controversial Common Agricultural Policy farm subsidy system, including tougher measures to fight fraud within it. Macron also proposed a shared European military intervention force and defense budget. In Berlin on Monday, in a reference to Macron's speech, Merkel said it was important to move beyond catchphrases and provide detail on how Europe could be improved. Read More »

Russia Destroys Chemical Weapons, and Faults US for Not Doing So


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: " We are fulfilling our obligation under the Chemical Weapons Convention to fully destroy our chemical weapons arsenal, and we do it ahead of schedule ". He added that the U.S., which has promised to complete dismantling its chemical weapons stockpile by 2023, was "not carrying out its obligations when it comes to the timeframe of destroying chemical weapons". Read More »

Young Thug Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession


Brookhaven Police said they found narcotics, liquid codeine, two firearms, and a large amount of cash in the vehicle. According to a police report obtained by the Daily News, officers pulled Williams over in his 2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach due to significantly tinted windows. Read More »