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Australian boy dies after neck pinned while bench-pressing at gym Australian boy dies after neck pinned while bench-pressing at gym
- October 02, 2017

He was taken to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital where he was placed on life support, but died there on Saturday, his football club said on Facebook . "Ben passed away yesterday afternoon with his family and friends around him", said his family in a statement quoted by the news outlet. Worksafe Queensland has launched an investigation into the incident and the Pine Rivers PCYC has been closed since Wednesday. (more...)
Judwaa 2 registers Varun's best opening weekend yest, third best of 2017 Judwaa 2 registers Varun's best opening weekend yest, third best of 2017
- October 02, 2017

Rs 22.60 crores on Sunday as well taking the total to Rs. 59.25 crore. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on social media and informed that the film had a smashing weekend. The film that starred Alia Bhatt opposite Varun, collected Rs 41.88 crore over the first weekend. It was the late 90s when the master himself, David Dhawan roped in Salman Khan in a double role in one of Bollywood's epic comics which took Salman to a different stardom altogether. (more...)
Palestinian PM in Gaza on 1st visit after decade of Hamas rule Palestinian PM in Gaza on 1st visit after decade of Hamas rule
- October 02, 2017

A Palestinian worker paints the entrance to the cabinet's Gaza office, in Gaza City, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. Arabic writing on the poster reads, "Welcome to Palestine's beating heart: glorified Gaza". Hamdallah also added that Hamas' willingness to compromise is important "and we will build more on it". Egypt and Israel , Hamas' chief adversary, have maintained a blockade around Gaza since 2006. (more...)
Reporters are in Puerto Rico to tell an important story Reporters are in Puerto Rico to tell an important story
- October 02, 2017

After the Puerto Rican capital city's mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz appealed for help "to save us from dying", the United States president said in a series of tweets: "Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan , and others in Puerto Rico , who are not able to get their workers to help". (more...)
Saving lives is only goal, San Juan mayor says Saving lives is only goal, San Juan mayor says
- October 02, 2017

After Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Florida, the latest storm left Puerto Rico a shell of its former self. The president spent much of the weekend at his New Jersey golf club and then attended the worldwide golf competition near New York City. (more...)
Myanmar makes 'proposal' to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh Myanmar makes 'proposal' to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh
- October 02, 2017

Ever since the latest flare-up of violence against the community in Myanmar this year, almost 4 lakh Rohingyas have fled the state, pouring into nearby countries like Bangladesh seeking refuge. In this picture taken on October 1, 2017, a Rohingya Muslim refugee holds her child as she waits to see a doctor at a medical center at Balukhali refugee camp near the Bangladeshi town of Gumdhum. (more...)
United States diplomatic channels with N Korea not 'open forever' United States diplomatic channels with N Korea not 'open forever'
- October 02, 2017

We're not in a dark situation, a blackout", Tillerson told reporters during a visit to China . He added that the USA has a direct line of communication open with Pyongyang over North Korea's nuclear tests. "That would calm things down a lot", Tillerson said. "Man-rocket" embarked on a " suicide mission ", has recently launched the host of the White House . (more...)
Lauren Jauregui Responds to Trump Slamming Puerto Rico Mayor Lauren Jauregui Responds to Trump Slamming Puerto Rico Mayor
- October 02, 2017

Trump lauded the effort of first responders to Puerto Rico , saying they have done "an awesome job" despite a lack of electricity, damaged roads and no road service. Eleven days after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico still looks like a war zone. Every single day when you can't really believe what's going on, the next day it's something else even more insane and tragic. (more...)
Philippines welcome US President Trump's visit Philippines welcome US President Trump's visit
- October 02, 2017

Abella said in a statement. The US president, who will also be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, will "discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America's prosperity and security", said the White House, a possible reference to the South China Sea disputes involving Beijing's aggressive claims in the region. (more...)
Trump praises 'leadership' of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands govs after slamming mayor Trump praises 'leadership' of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands govs after slamming mayor
- October 02, 2017

Pence said he will be in Puerto Rico this time next week. Cruz also said she would be willing to meet with Trump during his planned visit to Puerto Rico this week. "In the elderly home, dying people, in the hospitals, the people with oxygen are dying because they don't have electricity for the oxygen, the morgue is full, it's a mess", said Del Valle. (more...)
Iraq urges KRG to cancel referendum results Iraq urges KRG to cancel referendum results
- October 02, 2017

The vote was held across the autonomous Kurdish region's three provinces as well as in some disputed territories controlled by Kurdish forces but claimed by Baghdad. And they have valid reasons too as the region's first steps toward independence could unleash ethnic violence, tear Iraq apart and fracture the American-led coalition fighting Islamic state militants. (more...)
Not Gandhis and Modis, 125cr Indians will realise Swachh Bharat dream: PM Not Gandhis and Modis, 125cr Indians will realise Swachh Bharat dream: PM
- October 02, 2017

Prime Minister addressed the nation from Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi to mark the third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. He also said that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan movement has become a people's movement due to the "Siddhi" of Swachhagrahi. (more...)
Barcelona coach Valverde relieved to defeat Las Palmas
- October 02, 2017

Barcelona had openly backed the referendum and criticized the Spanish government for trying to impede the vote, and its president said that the decision to play behind closed doors was made by the club as a way to protest the government's actions in Catalonia. (more...)
USA captain Stricker 'thrilled' to receive Cup from Trump USA captain Stricker 'thrilled' to receive Cup from Trump
- October 02, 2017

However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water. Mayor Cruz, who is herself living in a shelter after her home was destroyed, said that residents will likely be without power for the next six to eight months as recovery efforts continue, according to the BBC. (more...)
Hamilton Snatches Pole in Malaysia as Vettel Experiences Engine Woes Hamilton Snatches Pole in Malaysia as Vettel Experiences Engine Woes
- October 02, 2017

It´s very unfortunate for him, but of course we have to try to maximise on every opportunity that we get". The problems have since been offset by the brilliant driving of Hamilton, who has managed to extract the most out of the auto and find extra pace in qualifying following tough practice sessions. (more...)
Thousands courageous inclement weather to take out Durga idol immersion competition Thousands courageous inclement weather to take out Durga idol immersion competition
- October 02, 2017

The West Bengal government had imposed restrictions on Durga idol immersion on Vijaydashami on September 30 after 10 pm and October 1 which is the 10th day of the holy month of Muharram. "There was no procession because of Durga Puja immersion", a senior official of Kolkata Police told PTI. "From tomorrow there will be immersions as it happened yesterday". (more...)
Democrats Don't Want to Cut Taxes, They Want to Raise Them Democrats Don't Want to Cut Taxes, They Want to Raise Them
- October 02, 2017

Cutting taxes, reducing the number of brackets and simplifying the tax code could do a lot for the economy and the quality of life for ordinary Americans. That may be hard to reconcile with Senate Republican leaders' plans to use the fast-track procedure on taxes that they tried to use on health care. (more...)
Trump tweets Sec. of State 'wasting his time' with North Korea talks Trump tweets Sec. of State 'wasting his time' with North Korea talks
- October 02, 2017

When a White House aide last summer publicly chastised the secretary for meddling in "military matters" on North Korea for his "sleep well" comment, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert bristled. "And I think we need to calm them down first". Indeed, the threat from North Korea, James Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence told The Cipher Brief over the summer, "has been profoundly and unnecessarily amplified by our own ill-advised rhetoric, which only serves to promote ... (more...)
Five people dead after driver of stolen vehicle crashes in Greensboro Five people dead after driver of stolen vehicle crashes in Greensboro
- October 02, 2017

Deputies said around midnight, an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle, which turned out to be stolen from Greensboro . WFMY-TV reported the crash happened at the intersection of New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue. Officials haven't said whether the deputy involved in the chase was a man or women or whether the coming crash investigation will include whether the pursuit was lawful. (more...)
Thousands of aid containers stuck in Puerto Rico port Thousands of aid containers stuck in Puerto Rico port
- October 02, 2017

This is yet another injustice the people of Puerto Rico have to face as the United States treats them as second-class citizens. "After seeing firsthand the unimaginable devastation in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria , I am proud that New Yorkers are stepping up to the plate to support our brothers and sisters in need", Governor Cuomo said. (more...)
Police responding to reports of active shooter in Las Vegas Police responding to reports of active shooter in Las Vegas
- October 02, 2017

Police are responding to reports of an active shooting situation at a casino in Las Vegas. This is a developing story. It is believed the shooters were firing into a crowd of people at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. Twitter user Stefantrix wrote: "I'm on the 6th floor. Las Vegas (Boulevard) is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell (Road) at this time". (more...)
San Juan mayor slams Trump administration comments on Puerto Rico hurricane response San Juan mayor slams Trump administration comments on Puerto Rico hurricane response
- October 02, 2017

The president said 10,000 emergency responders and other personnel had been sent to the island. Bureaucratic red tape was holding up the relief effort she said. "It's been really slow". The emotional plea of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday felt like a turning point, although it was overshadowed in the news by the resignation of President Donald Trump's health secretary, Tom Price. (more...)
Nawaz arrives NAB court, PML-N leaders denied entry Nawaz arrives NAB court, PML-N leaders denied entry
- October 02, 2017

Sacked Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif made a second appearance before an anti-corruption court Monday, as reports said he was expected to be indicted on corruption charges that could ultimately see him jailed. He had come to witness the court proceedings in graft references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when he was denied entry into the court premises. (more...)
President Trump doesn't let up on criticism of San Juan mayor President Trump doesn't let up on criticism of San Juan mayor
- October 02, 2017

He also praised President Trump for his hurricane recovery coordination efforts. In another tweet , he blamed "Fake News CNN and NBC" for going out of their way "to disparage our great First responders". "We are dying here", Cruz said in a press conference. The President also hashtagged his tweets with #PRStrong and a Puerto Rican . "That woman is so nasty", Baldwin says as he hangs up to the phone, a sentiment Trump had expressed about Cruz earlier in the day on ... (more...)
9-year-old boy killed, 5 injured in Pak firing 9-year-old boy killed, 5 injured in Pak firing
- October 02, 2017

Heavy shelling occurred in the Kerni and Digwar sectors early morning today, ANI reported. Indian Army is giving a befitting reply. On September 24, two soldiers were injured as Pakistan opened fire at forwarding posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district. (more...)
73 percent of Catalonia vote centers open 73 percent of Catalonia vote centers open
- October 02, 2017

The Spanish interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido has defended the police presence, saying officers removing ballot boxes are complying with a legal mandate against an illegal referendum. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont originally said if the "yes" vote won, the Catalan government would declare independence within 48 hours, but regional leaders have since acknowledged Madrid's crackdown has undermined the vote. (more...)
Ardern, English both speak to Peters Ardern, English both speak to Peters
- October 02, 2017

But the kingmaker phoned him later in the morning before issuing a statement declaring all calls to his party are responded to. In statement today Mr Peters says preliminary talks will proceed this week when arrangements suitable to both parties are concluded. (more...)
Hezbollah leader accuses Netanyahu of 'starting regional war' Hezbollah leader accuses Netanyahu of 'starting regional war'
- October 02, 2017

He also warned "the Jews" not to push for a war with Syria or Lebanon, saying Israel would be trapped in a conflaguration that it would have no idea how to exit, the report said. 680. Were war to erupt, he said, they might not have long to leave. Nasrallah said divisions would also reach other countries in the region including Saudi Arabia, a country he harshly criticised in his speech. (more...)
Trump administration projects confidence amid Puerto Rico crisis Trump administration projects confidence amid Puerto Rico crisis
- October 02, 2017

Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, and tweeted out praise for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello and Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico . In the rural towns of Salinas and Fajardo, the vast majority of locals reported having no cell service on Friday and Saturday, and said they had not seen local or federal officials in the area. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Blasts Donald Trump Following His Message to Puerto Rico Kim Kardashian Blasts Donald Trump Following His Message to Puerto Rico
- October 02, 2017

Puerto Rico's creaky power grid was wiped out in the storm, a loss expected to further cripple the island's economy, which has always been mired in recession. What world does Trump live in where it's acceptable to attack the mayor of San Juan while he plays golf with his billionaire friends? "The most important thing for us is to find transportation", said Maria Colón, a Short Pump resident and business owner who organized the relief collection through Doing My Part for Puerto Rico. (more...)