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Trump admin OKs $15B THAAD sale to Saudi Arabia Trump admin OKs $15B THAAD sale to Saudi Arabia
- October 07, 2017

The group was briefly included on the annual list of shame a year ago before a threat by Saudi Arabia to cut off its funding to United Nations programs forced a reversal. Ban described his decision to remove the coalition off the list as one of the most "painful and hard", but stood by his choice warning that "millions of other children would suffer grievously" in places such as Palestine, South Sudan and Syria if funding were cut. (more...)
Aerial Vulnerability: Indian Air Forces Faces Shortage of Fighter Jets Aerial Vulnerability: Indian Air Forces Faces Shortage of Fighter Jets
- October 07, 2017

He said, air force is prepared to fight at a short notice and is capable to carry out any operations. "Of the 114 fighter jets, 16 will be flown from the country of origin, and the rest will be manufactured in Indian production lines set up here", an Air Force officer said. (more...)
Navy thwarts piracy bid in Gulf of Aden Navy thwarts piracy bid in Gulf of Aden
- October 07, 2017

MARCOS commandos aboard INS Trishul sprung into action immediately after cargo ship MV Jaga Mar sought help in the sea. "MV Jag Amar subsequently resumed its journey to Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in the evening after being sanitised by the commandos", he added. (more...)
U.S. says no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty U.S. says no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty
- October 07, 2017

With headquarters in Geneva, ICAN now has 468 partner organisations in over 100 countries, including the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said ICAN was receiving the award for its "work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons". (more...)
Texas father cleared of killing daughter, 2, after son, 7, confesses Texas father cleared of killing daughter, 2, after son, 7, confesses
- October 07, 2017

Anthony Michael Sanders was accused of smothering Ellie Mae Sanders at their home in the Fort Worth suburb of Watauga. Investigators pinned the crime on him, believing that he held his hand over the girl's mouth out of anger for interrupting his computer game. (more...)
Kangana Ranaut's lawyer responds to Hrithik Roshan's statement, asks for concrete proof Kangana Ranaut's lawyer responds to Hrithik Roshan's statement, asks for concrete proof
- October 06, 2017

If you read the last line of his statement, it mentions how children suffer if justice is denied. "Does anybody have any idea what his children have gone through because of this circus?", the unnamed member was quoted as saying to the daily. (more...)
Donald Trump Mocks Spanish Accent While Expressing Love For Puerto Rico Donald Trump Mocks Spanish Accent While Expressing Love For Puerto Rico
- October 06, 2017

Puerhto Rico. And we also love Porto Rico'. As a woman from the crowd yelled "we love you!" He used his time on the former talking about tax reform, which he said will be a benefit to all USA citizens and business owners. In the proclamation, Trump mentioned that Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing businesses in America. In the wake of President Trump's visit to Puerto Rico , there have been plenty of comments made about Trump's paper towel-throwing incident. (more...)
President Trump Visits Las Vegas Following Mass Shooting President Trump Visits Las Vegas Following Mass Shooting
- October 06, 2017

Thomas said President Trump and the First Lady were "so sweet to me and my family". "We struggle for the words to explain to our children how such evil can exist, how there can be such cruelty and suffering", Trump said. While saying he was in the the "company of heroes", Trump read prepared remarks describing the courageous actions of first responders. The president also singled out for praise the first responders and doctors who rushed to save lives, saying "America is truly a nation in ... (more...)
FRC Applauds DOJ Guidance Protecting Religious Freedom, Exempting from Oppressive HHS Mandate FRC Applauds DOJ Guidance Protecting Religious Freedom, Exempting from Oppressive HHS Mandate
- October 06, 2017

The principles include an allowance for certain religious organizations to hire only people whose beliefs line up with the employer's. The memo details 20 "principles of religious liberty" to which all federal agencies will be expected to adhere. (more...)
Sudan sanctions: United States lifts most economic restrictions after two decades Sudan sanctions: United States lifts most economic restrictions after two decades
- October 06, 2017

Sudan has been under USA financial sanctions since the 1990s, when it was briefly home to Osama bin Laden and accused of sponsoring terrorism. The officials said the U.S. Rights groups saw the delay in the final lifting of sanctions as a last opportunity to press Washington to reconsider and perhaps even impose targeted "smart sanctions" aimed at human rights abusers. (more...)
Death toll rises on terrorist attack on Nigerien, American soldiers Death toll rises on terrorist attack on Nigerien, American soldiers
- October 06, 2017

The 50 or so fighters who attacked the patrol are thought to be affiliated with ISIS. Four Niger security forces were also killed. The Department of Defense says one of the three US soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger was from southwestern Ohio. (more...)
Iggy Azalea 'being sued for $300k over unpaid credit card bill' Iggy Azalea 'being sued for $300k over unpaid credit card bill'
- October 06, 2017

American Express claims the total is $250,000 over her limit which was issued to the star two years ago. A rep for Azalea didn't immediately return a request for comment. She is no stranger to the odd cosmetic enhancement, famously having a nose job and lip fillers, and Iggy Azalea is feeling more confident in her looks than ever judging by her latest Instagram snap. (more...)
POTUS Accuses VA Gubernatorial Candidate of 'Fighting for' MS-13 POTUS Accuses VA Gubernatorial Candidate of 'Fighting for' MS-13
- October 06, 2017

In a tweet Thursday the president urged residents to vote Republican Gillespie for the state's top job, while also taking aim at his Democrat opponent Ralph Northam. One ad shows the gang's motto: "Kill". Or, perhaps it's a late reaction to Northam having once called him a " narcissistic maniac ". Northam responded on Twitter, saying he's been expecting Trump's attack and asked supporters for donations. (more...)
'Mahatma Gandhi's assassination conspirators yet to be identified' 'Mahatma Gandhi's assassination conspirators yet to be identified'
- October 06, 2017

The Supreme Court on Friday asked searching questions over a plea seeking reopening of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's assassination probe, before appointing senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Amrender Sharan as amicus curiae to assist in the matter. (more...)
Bump Stock now in national spotlight including NRA's sights Bump Stock now in national spotlight including NRA's sights
- October 06, 2017

The National Rifle Association , which spearheads America's powerful gun lobby that has blocked all attempts to tighten gun laws for decades, has relented in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre and asked the government to review the sale of devices that allow weapons to shoot rapidly. (more...)
AIADMK symbol row: EC hears arguments of two factions AIADMK symbol row: EC hears arguments of two factions
- October 06, 2017

The EPS-OPS camp's counsel and former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the Commission that Dhinakaran was not even a member of the party the day chief minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5 a year ago. This is the second time in 29 years that rival claims over Two Leaves symbol have reached EC. On the allegation that he failed to act upon the representation given against O Panneerselvam and 10 other MLAs for voting against motion of confidence moved by the Chief Minister ... (more...)
USA pro-gun group agrees to curb on gun device USA pro-gun group agrees to curb on gun device
- October 06, 2017

Critics of bump stocks contend that the device, which cost less than $200, provides a loophole around that restriction. But Bob Templeton, the show's chief executive, said Thursday that he's received about a half-dozen calls and emails from groups who say it's insensitive to have a gun show in light of the Las Vegas shooting that left 59 people - including the gunman - dead and hundreds wounded. (more...)
Sweden releases man suspected of carrying explosives at airport Sweden releases man suspected of carrying explosives at airport
- October 06, 2017

Police reportedly found two cans containing a brown liquid and a third containing a white liquid which are now being tested, according to the local newspaper Göteborgs-posten. Such material was used in the murder of 22 people in the English city of Manchester in May. Police spokesman Peter Adlersson said: "We have seized his belongings and we're working on analysing them and the suspicious items". (more...)
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Rule on Birth-Control Coverage Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Rule on Birth-Control Coverage
- October 06, 2017

The rule change, first reported by the New York Times , will be among the recent moves by President Trump to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration. The mandate also, the administration says, imposes a "substantial burden" on the free exercise of religion by certain employers who object to it. "At long last, the United States government has acknowledged that people can get contraceptives without forcing nuns to provide them", Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket ... (more...)
Restaurants Plan Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts Restaurants Plan Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
- October 06, 2017

The proposal would allow students from the the University of Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands who were impacted by Hurricane Maria to continue their studies at any of the schools in the CSCU system. While visiting the island Tuesday, President Trump told Puerto Rican officials, quote, "you've thrown our budget out of whack", indicating disaster aid to the territory would be expensive. (more...)
Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018 Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018
- October 06, 2017

Other deals include a $1 billion fund to invest in energy projects and Saudi investment in Russian toll roads, including a new one in Moscow to relieve congestion. In 2016, HE Novak visited Saudi Aramco when he visited the Kingdom and met with HE Khalid Al-Falih, minister of energy, industry, and mineral resources, Saudi Arabia , and chairman, Saudi Aramco, and discussed topics of mutual interest. (more...)
Trump gets funding and approval for US-Mexico border wall Trump gets funding and approval for US-Mexico border wall
- October 06, 2017

A House of Representatives panel has approved legislation to provide a total of 15 billion dollars for construction of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S. Commenting on the progress to date, Ronald Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner US Customs and Border Protection said: "We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls". (more...)
Benched Man Utd Star Comments On Mourinho Relationship Benched Man Utd Star Comments On Mourinho Relationship
- October 06, 2017

The former Chelsea boss attended a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the event, with the local authority renaming the former Rua da Saude road as "Avenida Jose Mourinho ". I [normally] trade homage/tributes for victories and this is the only one I wouldn't trade". The Belgian has a year left on his current deal at the Theatre of Dreams and Jose Mourinho is desperate for him to sign a new contract. (more...)
Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman said she had no warning about massacre Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman said she had no warning about massacre
- October 06, 2017

Fasulo said 23 of the weapons were recovered from the hotel room in Las Vegas that Paddock allegedly used to fire on the crowd below. Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock - the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern United States history - was a multi-millionaire real estate investor, his brother says. (more...)
USA and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact USA and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact
- October 06, 2017

An association representing the 120 South Korean firms that operated factories in Kaesong, which lies just across the North Korean border, estimated the value of the assets left behind at 820 billion won ($663 million). The ministry could not be immediately reached for comment. The South Korean people can not evade the tragedy of a nuclear war as long as the USA military occupation of South Korea continues, given that the three-year Korean War ended in a ceasefire in 1953, not a peace ... (more...)