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Militants attack Congo bases in northeast, killing United Nations peacekeeper Militants attack Congo bases in northeast, killing United Nations peacekeeper
- October 10, 2017

The mission, known as MONUSCO , said it had deployed attack helicopters in response to the raid. The attack was carried out this morning (local time) by suspected Allied Democratic Forces in Mamundioma, some 1,700 kilometres east of the capital, Kinshasa. (more...)
Spain warns it will act if Catalonia declares independence Spain warns it will act if Catalonia declares independence
- October 10, 2017

Nobel Literature Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and former president of the European Parliament Josep Borrell are expected to address Sunday's rally. Douglas Chapman MP, who presented the Catalan motion to the conference on Monday afternoon, told BuzzFeed News: "The decision is for the people of Catalonia [but I] would support their right to self determination and independence if that's what they choose to do". (more...)
Malala Begins Career at Oxford 5 Years After Being Shot Malala Begins Career at Oxford 5 Years After Being Shot
- October 10, 2017

Today, October 9, 2017 , five years to the day after she was almost killed for wanting to attend school, 20-year-old Malala began classes at Oxford University . In 2009, Ms. Yousafzai began her career in activism writing for the BBC where she chronicled the plight of young women living under Taliban rule in Pakistan. (more...)
China wants Iran deal to endure China wants Iran deal to endure
- October 10, 2017

Germany is anxious that U.S. President Donald Trump will decide this week that Iran is not respecting a two-year-old deal to curb its nuclear programme and fears such a step will worsen the security situation in the Middle East. Whenever Saudis feel pressure for their aggression on Yemen and their supports to terrorism by world public opinion, they lodge "ridiculous and repeated allegations" against Iran, Qasemi said. (more...)
Mattis: Army 'must stand ready' in face of North Korean threat Mattis: Army 'must stand ready' in face of North Korean threat
- October 10, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared at the annual conference of the Association of the United States Army , a non-profit dedicated to aiding and promoting Army service members. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump tweeted that policies of previous US administrations on North Korea have failed. Russia's top diplomat "called for resolution of differences exclusively through diplomatic methods". (more...)
Tiny Iceland qualify for World Cup finals Tiny Iceland qualify for World Cup finals
- October 10, 2017

Our Boys are coming off a dominant 3-0 win against Turkey away from home and should easily win this match against a much weaker opponent in front of a home crowd. Aleksandar Prijovic celebrates after his goal made sure of Serbia's place at next summer's World Cup. An emphatic 3-0 win in Turkey on Friday had sent Iceland top of the group for the final match, although they struggled to impose themselves against the group's bottom side. (more...)
Iran warns of 'crushing response' if United States deems Revolutionary Guard terrorists Iran warns of 'crushing response' if United States deems Revolutionary Guard terrorists
- October 10, 2017

Tehran issued a thinly-veiled warning to US and allies troops in the Middle East, saying those forces could be at risk should Washington press ahead with fresh sanctions against Iran . The consequences of the Iran deal falling apart are not limited to Europe's burgeoning ties with Iran, but could also reinforce the perception of the U.S. (more...)
Russian Federation threatens USA media with retaliatory restrictions Russian Federation threatens USA media with retaliatory restrictions
- October 10, 2017

The source said USA media received "an official letter informing them of upcoming changes in Russian legislation about the broadening of the list of NGOs that can be named 'foreign agents'". Last month, RT chief editor Margarita Simonyan said US officials had ordered the channel to register under the foreign-agent law. "Those who invented it, have buried it", Margarita Simonyan, RT's editor-in-chief, said about the registration requirement. (more...)
Vegas Shooter Lived Like a Vampire: 'I Don't Do Sun' Vegas Shooter Lived Like a Vampire: 'I Don't Do Sun'
- October 10, 2017

The report gave new details about the background of the 64-year-old who, on October 1, gunned down 58 people and wounded nearly 500 for reasons that investigators still have not been able to fathom. "He's like on retainer, I call it, I guess", Paddock said of Winkler, according to CNN . "I sleep during the day", he said. Paddock said he was prescribed Valium by Nevada doctor Steven Winkler, and that he kept Winkler "on retainer", although he didn't indicate how often he took the anxiety drug. (more...)
Dealership gives new truck to veteran who helped Las Vegas shooting victims Dealership gives new truck to veteran who helped Las Vegas shooting victims
- October 10, 2017

He commandeered a truck which he found with the keys still in the ignition at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival to bring victims to a nearby medical centre. At B5Motors we have been overwhelmed with the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas. The dealership got in contact with Winston and according to a report from AZ Central , Winston will pick up a silver Ford F-150 on Monday. (more...)
4 inches of rain expected in Tri 4 inches of rain expected in Tri
- October 10, 2017

Storm surge threatened low-lying communities in southeast Louisiana , eastward to the Alabama fishing village of Bayou la Batre. Nate triggered hurricane , tropical storm and storm surge warnings across a swath of Gulf states, as residents braced for the third hurricane to hit the USA mainland in six weeks. (more...)
Duterte's ratings dip after anti-drug campaign scandals Duterte's ratings dip after anti-drug campaign scandals
- October 10, 2017

MANILA - A mission of global parliamentarians and civil society leaders on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte's government to halt what it says is the extremely alarming number of drug suspects being killed in the campaign against illegal drugs and the administration's aggressive efforts to silence its critics. (more...)
Swiss woman abducted in Sudan by criminal gang for ransom Swiss woman abducted in Sudan by criminal gang for ransom
- October 09, 2017

It came despite repeated claims by Sudanese officials that the region was safe as the long-running conflict there had ended. No comment on this pick-up could not be obtained in the immediate future with the sudanese authorities. Several humanitarian sudanese and foreigners have been abducted in recent years in the Darfur region, where insurgents from ethnic minorities, in the belief that marginalized, have taken up arms in 2003 against the power of Khartoum, in the hands of the arab majority. (more...)
Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.30
- October 09, 2017

The stock has a market capitalization of $316.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.04 and a beta of 1.17. It worsened, as 18 investors sold Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. Cap One Association invested in 27,023 shares. California State Teachers Retirement reported 0% in Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc (NYSE:AHP). Therefore 17% are positive. (more...)
Monday forecast: rain likely to continue, high 81 Monday forecast: rain likely to continue, high 81
- October 09, 2017

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Weather in the Tulsa area is expected to be all over the map this week, with high temperatures ranging from near 90 to the low 60s and a chance of storms on Monday night . After passage of the front, highs on Tuesday are expected to be in the low 60s, with lows Tuesday night in the mid-40s, forecasters said. Thursday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 55. (more...)
Anaheim Hills vegetation fire prompts evacuation warning for residents Anaheim Hills vegetation fire prompts evacuation warning for residents
- October 09, 2017

Evacuations have been ordered east of Weir Canyon Road and Serrano Avenue. The eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway are closed at Imperial Highway. The blaze was reported around 9:40 a.m. At least four homes have burned and about a thousand more homes threatened in the Anaheim Hills area, according to fire officials. All students were located in the gym. (more...)
Confirmed tornado near Madison; damage reported Confirmed tornado near Madison; damage reported
- October 09, 2017

The shower that moved through the east side of Madison was strong enough to produce a tornado along East Washington Avenue, tracking northeast to the I-39/90 interstate. A storm survey team will assess the damage Sunday morning. "I know the work continues but I am grateful to our workers and to Madison Gas and Electric, as roads were opened and power was restored as soon as possible". (more...)
Britain 'Draws Up Battle Plan for War with North Korea' Britain 'Draws Up Battle Plan for War with North Korea'
- October 09, 2017

One of the plans now being examined is the deployment of the UK's new aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth , to the Far East region even though it has not completed its flight trials. Tensions have soared as Kim traded bombastic threats with President Trump, who tweeted Saturday that "only one thing will work" to tame Pyongyang. In recent weeks, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test, and may be fast advancing toward its goal of ... (more...)
Uhuru: Raila Odinga is free to withdraw from repeat presidential poll Uhuru: Raila Odinga is free to withdraw from repeat presidential poll
- October 09, 2017

With three weeks to go until a scheduled new election, politicians from both sides have traded insults and accusations, raising fears of further turmoil in Kenya, a transport and economic hub for East Africa. The opposition is threatening to boycott the October 26 re-run if election board officials are not removed and if parliament passes a proposed amendment to the election law. (more...)
Minnesota man who helped kidnapped teen gives her his $7000 reward money Minnesota man who helped kidnapped teen gives her his $7000 reward money
- October 09, 2017

When Melchert saw some movement in his field, he wasn't sure if it was a bear or a person, Richard Wyffels, the Alexandria police chief, said on Friday. "He risked a lot of things and put himself in danger". "It's the best thing I've ever done", said Mr. Melchert, who went to dinner with Ms. Block, her mother, her two sisters and her aunts after the presentation on Friday. (more...)
Govt on sending soldiers killed in Arunacahal crash in card board boxes Govt on sending soldiers killed in Arunacahal crash in card board boxes
- October 09, 2017

The ADG PI added that such an act will not be repeated. Pictures of the remains wrapped in cardboard went viral on social media and generated much criticism of the treatment meted out to deceased personnel. Five air force and two army personnel were killed in the early hours of October 6 after an MI 17 chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed at an altitude of 17,000 feet in Tawang, close to the India-China border. (more...)
White House welcomes efforts to study gun 'bump stock' devices White House welcomes efforts to study gun 'bump stock' devices
- October 09, 2017

The president reiterated those comments, nearly word-for-word, on Friday. Trump spoke to reporters before he left for a trip to North Carolina on Saturday evening. Many also noticed the reaction of Mr Trump's wife Melania , who was filmed at his side during the comments, initially smiling then adopting what some termed a blank expression. (more...)
JK: Three HM terrorists gunned down in Shopian JK: Three HM terrorists gunned down in Shopian
- October 09, 2017

The latest development comes hours after security forces claimed to have killed a top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander during an encounter in North Kashmir's Ladoora village. The slain JeM militant is believed to be the mastermind of the recent attack on a BSF camp near the airport here, they said. "Three militants have been killed in the gunfight and all the bodies along with as many AK rifles were recovered from the site". (more...)
Women's Group Marks Anniversary of Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Tape With Non-Stop Loop Women's Group Marks Anniversary of Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Tape With Non-Stop Loop
- October 09, 2017

The activists then set up a truck with a 10-by-16-foot-screen to play the video, along with sound and subtitles, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. ET right near the White House. Trump had dismissed the remarks as "locker room talk" or "banter" multiple times , first in an official statement from his campaign (which has since been removed from the site ), and later during his debate with Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Mani Shankar Aiyar's change of heart for Gandhi dynast? Mani Shankar Aiyar's change of heart for Gandhi dynast?
- October 09, 2017

The GPCC, which met the first time since elections were held for various posts under it recently, also adopted a resolution empowering party president Sonia Gandhi to decide new state party unit chief as well as AICC members from the state. (more...)

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