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Malaysia's ranking drops in 'ease of doing business' list Malaysia's ranking drops in 'ease of doing business' list
- November 02, 2017

In the Doing Business 2018 report prepared by the World Bank Group, the Philippines ranked 113th, from 99th place in last year's study. The Philippines's worst ranking was in the starting a business indicator where it was in 173rd place. (more...)
Police Arrest White Freshman Who Bragged About Harassing Her Black Roommate
- November 02, 2017

Brochu is white and her roommate is black. Rowe also accused the university of attempting to cover up the incident, saying school officials told her if she spoke out about Brochu, she too would be removed from student housing. "I am writing to provide further updates on the deeply disturbing situation involving our students", Woodward said in the statement . Wednesday night's discussion was a "starting point", Polk said. (more...)
Auburn basketball's Austin Wiley, Danjel Purifoy ruled out indefinitely with eligibility concerns Auburn basketball's Austin Wiley, Danjel Purifoy ruled out indefinitely with eligibility concerns
- November 02, 2017

Auburn's short statement said it would not release further details "because this is related to an ongoing investigation". Auburn was one of seven schools implicated in the F.B.I.'s complaints after the Bureau conducted a multi-year investigation that uncovered corruption, bribery and wire fraud in college basketball recruiting. (more...)
Billionaire Mercer to step down as co-CEO at Renaissance Technologies
- November 02, 2017

Bannon served as President Trump's chief strategist for seven months before leaving the White House and returning to Breitbart . These ventures included Cambridge Analytica, a data science company that did work for the Trump campaign, and "Clinton Cash", a documentary about Hillary Clinton's foreign entanglements. (more...)
Ex-Trump campaign adviser: Papadopoulos was just a 'coffee boy' Ex-Trump campaign adviser: Papadopoulos was just a 'coffee boy'
- November 02, 2017

She said Clovis was "being polite" when he encouraged Papadopoulos to meet with Russian officials in August, adding that the campaign had a "strict rule that no person could travel overseas as a representative of the campaign". At that point, however, he was already working for the Trump campaign - the professor only took interest in Papadopoulos because of his status on the campaign, according to the statement. (more...)
Comey takes subtle dig at Trump in new book title Comey takes subtle dig at Trump in new book title
- November 02, 2017

Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, said he replied: "You will always get honesty from me". Comey testified in June that during a private White House dinner Trump had told him, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" while he was still serving as FBI Director. (more...)
Senate Agriculture Dem: Clovis was 'comically bad nominee' Senate Agriculture Dem: Clovis was 'comically bad nominee'
- November 02, 2017

Trump nominated Clovis in September to serve as undersecretary of agriculture for research, education and economics for the USDA. Clovis also rejected the mainstream scientific consensus on climate change, calling it " junk science " and "not proven" in a 2014 interview with Iowa Public Radio. (more...)
China Again Blocks Move to List Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist China Again Blocks Move to List Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist
- November 02, 2017

China had extended its block on the proposal to list Azhar as a global terrorist by three months in August after obstructing the move in February. "China has rejected the move as there is no consensus", sources in the Chinese Foreign Ministry told PTI here. (more...)
House Bill Would Tax Offshore Corporate Profits at Up to 12% House Bill Would Tax Offshore Corporate Profits at Up to 12%
- November 02, 2017

No Corporate Tax Phase-In . The legislation called for slashing the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent and reducing the number of tax brackets for individuals, according to a summary document obtained by Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2017. (more...)
Tesla Model 3 misses targets dramatically amid rough Q3
- November 02, 2017

Tesla expects to hit a Model 3 production rate of 5,000 vehicles per week by late Q1 2018. Complications with Tesla's manufacturing processes have slowed production of the Model 3, a auto widely considered key to Tesla's future success. (more...)
Missing family lost in the Amazon after pirate attack found safe Missing family lost in the Amazon after pirate attack found safe
- November 02, 2017

When police, arrived the Americans were not on the boat. The pirates forced the craft to head toward the city of Porto dos Dias, where they were held hostage and robbed before the gunmen fled, according to Sergio Chene, a spokesman for the Public Safety Department in Para, Brazil. (more...)
Hillary Clinton said Trump's reaction to NYC truck rampage lacked 'empathy' Hillary Clinton said Trump's reaction to NYC truck rampage lacked 'empathy'
- November 02, 2017

Clinton tried to be president but Trump Jr.'s dad beat her in the Electoral College . The president posted a quote on Twitter that he attributed to Fox News: "Clinton campaign & DNC paid for research that led to the anti-Trump Fake News Dossier. (more...)
Quaid-e-Azam's only daughter passed away at 98 Quaid-e-Azam's only daughter passed away at 98
- November 02, 2017

Wadia was married to a Parsi businessman with whom she moved to NY after staying in India for quite a while. Dina Wadia was born in London on August 15, 1919. She considered cricket diplomacy to be an enthralling dimension. Her son Nusli Wadia is a successful Indian businessman and also one of the most prominent members of the the Parsi community. (more...)
Donna Brazile Says Clinton Campaign Took Over The DNC Donna Brazile Says Clinton Campaign Took Over The DNC
- November 02, 2017

Brazile took over as interim chair. The deal also gave her campaign "right of refusal" over who would be the party's communications director and final say on all other staff. She hadn't been very interested in controlling the party-she let Clinton's headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired so she didn't have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was, ' Brazile writes in an essay in Politico magazine . (more...)
Prosecutors mull charges in DNC hacking Prosecutors mull charges in DNC hacking
- November 02, 2017

Russians hacked DNC emails and the account of 2016 Democrat campaign chairman John Podesta, according to insiders. The Justice Department declined to comment for the report, and the newspaper's claims could not immediately be independently verified. (more...)
Jide Tinubu's Death Shocking - PDP Jide Tinubu's Death Shocking - PDP
- November 02, 2017

The president's wife expressed her heartfelt condolences on her tweeter handle @aishambuhari, saying, "I'm deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Jide Tinubu". He served as Promoter of TSL Limited and worked in the Legal Department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001. The former Vice President also called on men and women of goodwill, friends and associates to rally round the Tinubus in prayers as they fearless their moment of grief at the loss ... (more...)
Alabama kidnapping victim escapes trunk Alabama kidnapping victim escapes trunk
- November 02, 2017

He threatened several times to stab her, the sheriff's department said. He tied her hands behind her back and pulled the victim out of the property and into the boot of his blue Ford Taurus. Shearon said deputies were performing extra patrol duties in the area of County Road 425, in the Fairview Community, when they found a person sleeping inside the old trade school building. (more...)
Ahead of Trump visit, Japan's Abe urges pressure on N. Korea Ahead of Trump visit, Japan's Abe urges pressure on N. Korea
- November 02, 2017

That's the way North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has handled ballistic missiles threats in the Cold War. Trump is to arrive Sunday for a three-day visit in Japan , the first leg of his first Asian tour as president. His Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition retained its two-thirds "super majority" in parliament's lower house in the October 22 election, re-energising his push to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution. (more...)
Thornton police arrest Walmart shooting suspect who allegedly killed 3 Thornton police arrest Walmart shooting suspect who allegedly killed 3
- November 02, 2017

Thornton police are expected to release more information during a press conference at 9 a.m. They also published a photo of the red four-door hatchback he is believed to have fled in. Hundreds of emergency responders were on the scene after the shooting. However, a Thornton PD spokesperson did refer to the shooting as a heinous act. (more...)
Twitter Frenzy Over Egyptian Lawyer's Calls to Rape Women Who Dress Liberally Twitter Frenzy Over Egyptian Lawyer's Calls to Rape Women Who Dress Liberally
- November 02, 2017

According to Al Arabiya , he said: 'I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her'. He said: "If we let a woman become a judge, why shouldn't she become Sheik of Al-Azhar? Will she issue me a fatwa while she is menstruating?!" Cairo was last month named the most risky mega-city in the world to be a woman by an worldwide poll. (more...)
United Kingdom in extradition bid for Manchester bomber's brother in Libya United Kingdom in extradition bid for Manchester bomber's brother in Libya
- November 02, 2017

Gateshead teenager Courtney Boyle who was 19 years old and her 32 year old stepdad Philip Tron were also killed during the bomb attack. Anti-terror police confirmed that an extradition request was handed to the authorities in Libya on Wednesday where Hashem Abedi is now in custody. (more...)
Dad of Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo dies at age 36 Dad of Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo dies at age 36
- November 02, 2017

The Cincinnati Zoo says the father of its famous baby hippo, Fiona, has died at age 36. "We're doing everything we can to keep him comfortable". "Nothing - antibiotics, favorite foods, extra TLC - seemed to turn his condition around", Christina Gorsuch, the zoo's curator of mammals, said. (more...)
Singapore Airlines tries to woo elite travelers with new suites upgrades
- November 02, 2017

Flightglobal reporter Mavis Toh posted the new A380 seat map on Twitter . SIA's existing A380s have two configurations: one with 441 seats, the other with 379. Suites' new look for SIA's Airbus 380. One configuration has business and economy class on the upper deck, the other has only business class on the upper deck. (more...)
'Multiple parties down' in Colorado Walmart shooting, police say 'Multiple parties down' in Colorado Walmart shooting, police say
- November 02, 2017

A spokesman for the Thornton Police Department could not be immediately reached by AFP. "We don't know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a bad act". Several distraught employees could be seen in the parking lot comforting each other. "We can't rule anything out", he said. A witness told KDVR that she was heading toward the store's checkout when she heard "two slow pops that sounded like they were coming from the front checkout area, and then [I] started to ... (more...)
Massive recall for Kidde fire extinguishers Massive recall for Kidde fire extinguishers
- November 02, 2017

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the extinguishers can become clogged or requite excessive force to discharge and fail to activate. "You're better off to have no fire extinguisher than a defective fire extinguisher", said former California chief fire marshal James McMullen. (more...)

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