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India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan
- October 19, 2017

At least 10 Taliban were also reported killed in the battle, which occurred in Maiwand, a district that neighbours volatile Helmand province. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police chief. Beleaguered Afghan security forces have faced soaring casualties in their attempts to hold back the insurgents since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat forces pulled out of the country at the end of 2014. (more...)
Myanmar Has Failed to Protect Rohingya From Atrocities Myanmar Has Failed to Protect Rohingya From Atrocities
- October 19, 2017

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Tillerson said that the United States is " extraordinarily concerned " by the " incredible humanitarian crisis " occurring in Myanmar , also known as Burma. (more...)
India announces to issue medical visas for Pakistanis on Diwali India announces to issue medical visas for Pakistanis on Diwali
- October 19, 2017

In a separate tweet, she also promised a visa to Muhammad Asif Malik's son, who is now in an intensive care unit (ICU) in children's hospital in Lahore, and to Kasif Chacha's child who is running out of medicine. "@ChachaKashif", the minister tweeted. A medical visa was also granted for a Pakistani woman who wanted to undergo liver surgery in India after her son Rafique Memon requested for Swaraj's intervention into the matter to grant the medical visa to his mother. (more...)
Sunny, 70s in Oklahoma City Wednesday and Thursday Sunny, 70s in Oklahoma City Wednesday and Thursday
- October 19, 2017

FridayPartly sunny, with a high near 77. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. South wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. Thursday: Rain. High near 59. Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Low: mid-30s. Day: Mostly clear with west/northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. (more...)
New Polestar 1 could be sold for up to £134000 New Polestar 1 could be sold for up to £134000
- October 19, 2017

The vehicle is based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) however Polestar claims that their engineers have modified nearly 50% of the platform. This week, the company showed the first model that will bear its name: the sporty, 600-hp Polestar 1. Plans for two further Polestar models were also announced. (more...)
Red hot Maple Leafs spread offence around in win over Detroit Red hot Maple Leafs spread offence around in win over Detroit
- October 19, 2017

Tatar scored at 7:02 - his 100th career goal - putting back his own rebound past goalie Curtis McElhinney, who was making his first start of the season. "It sure did feel nice to get in there". "Obviously, the (offensive) support early on helps and goes a long way". Starting in place of Frederik Andersen , McElhinney stopped 14 shots in the third period to hold off the Red Wings. (more...)
South Africa corruption inquiry: United Kingdom regulators asked to probe possible bank involvement
- October 19, 2017

His concerns relate to links between South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and a wealthy business family, the Guptas. A treasury spokesman said: "We take allegations of financial misconduct very seriously, and have passed Lord Hain's letter on to the Financial Conduct Authority and relevant United Kingdom law enforcement agencies, including the National Crime Agency and Serious Fraud Office , to agree the right action". (more...)
Oil in Global Economy Series: Oil flow from Kurdistan declines over conflict Oil in Global Economy Series: Oil flow from Kurdistan declines over conflict
- October 19, 2017

Announcing Tehran's support for the Iraqi government's operation against peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, Ali Akbar Velayati, a foreign policy adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated October 17, " Iran plays no role in the Kirkuk operation, and the majority of the Kurdish people of Iraq are against the ambitious actions of [Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud] Barzani". (more...)
Total Says to Stay in Iran If US Imposes Unilateral Sanctions Total Says to Stay in Iran If US Imposes Unilateral Sanctions
- October 19, 2017

The end result was an increase in crude oil inventories in the USA, depressing crude prices, and rapid draw down of refined product inventories. Iran targets oil production capacity of 4.7 million barrels a day by 2021, Zamaninia said at the Oil & Money conference in London. (more...)
JP Morgan in Fintech Acquisition JP Morgan in Fintech Acquisition
- October 19, 2017

With WePay's technology being popular among SMEs, JPMorgan said it plans to provide its own network of four million small business clients with the startup's technology. Software platforms will be able to easily become payment facilitators or third party payment processors. WePay, which has roughly 200 employees and is based in Redwood City, California, helps online marketplaces and crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe process payments. (more...)
Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early
- October 19, 2017

To lose your starting point guard on opening night is a very tough draw for any team, regardless of expectations for the season. The Nets have not announced the nature of Lin's injury. Russell did his best to lead Brooklyn in his debut, scoring 30 points. Before leaving the game, Lin had 18 points, 4 assists and made 1 of his 2 three point attempts in 25 minutes. (more...)
Don't make a mockery of justice, says Maryam Nawaz after indictment
- October 19, 2017

Nawaz Sharif is being represented by his junior counsel Zafir Khan, Zafir was nominated by Nawaz Sharif's legal team as the "pleader" and if the court were to level charges against Nawaz Sharif today, the points would be read out to Zafir Khan. (more...)
Donald Trump denies insulting widow of dead American soldier Donald Trump denies insulting widow of dead American soldier
- October 19, 2017

Twelve U.S. soldiers from the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group were accompanying about 30 Nigerien troops on a mission near Tongo Tongo, Niger. However, Trump said the remarks were fabricated and he has proof. Army Sgt. La David Johnson was one of the four soldiers who died in Niger this month during an Islamic State ambush. She went on to criticize Rep. Wilson's actions. (more...)
Ram, Laxman & Sita return in choppers. Yogi felicitates them Ram, Laxman & Sita return in choppers. Yogi felicitates them
- October 19, 2017

And as a journalist claimed, that to relive the mythological moment in detail, one helicopter showered flowers petals on the symbolic Pushpak Vimaan. Governor Ram Naik, Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and KJ Alphons, deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, besides other state ministers, will be sharing the stage with UP CM and the people playing Ramayana characters. (more...)
Search for missing Qld fishermen rolls on Search for missing Qld fishermen rolls on
- October 19, 2017

Jeff Barnett, the search coordinator. Family members posting online were continuing to hold out hope on Wednesday, as was the helicopter search co-ordinator who went to school with the boat's skipper. "There are still a fair few showers around". Police issued a statement on Thursday after speaking to the families. "The families expressed their appreciation for the work that is now being done in relation to the search for the missing men and the thoughts of the community, however they ask ... (more...)
Baby slashed with knife in Brisbane home Baby slashed with knife in Brisbane home
- October 19, 2017

A 64-year-old woman, who is known to the child, is now assisting officers with their inquiries. Inspector Daniel Bragg said the boy and his mother were visiting from interstate. The woman is not required to appear when her matter returns to court next Wednesday. "We're used to going to trauma but it's always probably the most affecting job you can go to, one involving a child", Inspector Bragg said. (more...)
Why Investors remained confident on MetLife, Inc. (MET), Danaher Corporation (DHR)?
- October 19, 2017

It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500. Based on the latest brokerage notes which have been released to investors, 12 brokers have issued a rating of "strong buy", 12 brokers "buy", 9 brokers "neutral", 0 brokers "sell" and 0 brokers "strong sell". (more...)
Trump stiffed Gold Star dad after promising him $25K check Trump stiffed Gold Star dad after promising him $25K check
- October 19, 2017

The conservation then shifted to Baldridge's complaints about the military's survivor benefits policy. He explained that his ex-wife was entitled to the Pentagon's $100,000 death gratuity, even though he struggled financially. "The check has been sent". "It's disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and honest gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media's biased agenda". (more...)
BJP's allegations against Robert Vadra to divert attention from Jay Shah: Congress BJP's allegations against Robert Vadra to divert attention from Jay Shah: Congress
- October 19, 2017

The PM should made his stand clear in the matter, " Mr Singhvi said.Mr Singhvi also provided documents about Modi's trips as Gujarat CM obtained through RTI applications.Refuting the allegations made by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman against Robert Vadra for taking air tickets from middleman Sanjay Bhandari , Mr Singhvi said these were based on misleading leaks from the government to malign the industrialist."Mr Vadra's lawyer had a year ago said the emails about Bhandari paying for ... (more...)
Federal judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for pregnant, undocumented teen Federal judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for pregnant, undocumented teen
- October 19, 2017

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan told The Hill that Doe's legal status doesn't negate her "constitutional rights", and dismissed the argument that she is not allowed to leave the facility because officials reportedly allowed her to go to a religious center to receive pro-life counseling. (more...)
Key Democrat Says She Still Has Concerns About GOP Tax Plan Key Democrat Says She Still Has Concerns About GOP Tax Plan
- October 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has insisted the plan he wants Congress to pass by year's end will not benefit rich people like him. "They have wonderful farms but they can't pay the tax, so they have to sell the farm". This program was much less lucrative to people with seven-figure paychecks than the GOP alternative of extending all tax cuts. You'd start with some tax policy measures that benefit people at the bottom and the middle of the economic hierarchy. (more...)
McCain makes speech blasting 'half-baked' nationalism
- October 19, 2017

Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far. "To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe to refuse the obligations of global leadership and our duty to remain "the last best hope of earth" for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other exhausted dogma of the past that ... (more...)
Sethi confirms PSL matches in Karachi Sethi confirms PSL matches in Karachi
- October 19, 2017

The PCB chief stated that Sindh Government is ready to cooperate with them in bringing cricket back. Satisfied with the security measures, ICC chose to send the World XI side to Lahore which meant that Pakistan hosted a prominent series after 8 long years post the terror attacks on the Sri Lankan cricketers back in 2009. (more...)
Iran's army chief: Zionists can't strike Syria at will Iran's army chief: Zionists can't strike Syria at will
- October 19, 2017

General Mohammad Bagheri, who was in Damascus to discuss further military cooperation with the Assad regime, said "It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria any time it wants", a possible reference to an Israeli airstrike that destroyed a SAM-5 anti-aircraft battery near Damascus that had earlier fired on Israeli planes conducting reconnaissance over Lebanon, The Times of Israel reported . (more...)
Socialite Ksenia Sobchak runs for Russian President Socialite Ksenia Sobchak runs for Russian President
- October 19, 2017

Some believe she is Putin's goddaughter, a claim that she has consistently denied. At the time she was the girlfriend of a prominent young opposition politician, Ilya Yashin. Mr Navalny is now serving a 20-day prison sentence for his role in organising "unsanctioned" protests. She has since married actor Maxim Vitorgan and they have a son. (more...)

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