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Google Doodle honors explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen Google Doodle honors explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen
- October 10, 2017

He was also a champion skier and ice skater, which is why the Doodle has a skier on it. Born in Norway in 1861, Nansen's early life was dedicated to exploration. However, by 1920, his interests shifted from understanding the landscape of the world to influencing the global political climate. In 1919, Nansen became the president of the Norwegian Union for the League of Nations and influenced the adoption of the League Covenant for recognition of the rights of small nations. (more...)
Deadline today for Ohioans to register to vote in November election Deadline today for Ohioans to register to vote in November election
- October 10, 2017

A new voter registration form must be completed by anyone who has moved, changed their name since their last registration, is a new resident to Pima County, or would like to change their party affiliation. tonight. To register, you must be a USA citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district for at least 30 days before the election. (more...)
Prime minister asks public services to explain racial injustice Prime minister asks public services to explain racial injustice
- October 10, 2017

Among the findings were that Chinese children perform best at junior school, with 71% meeting the standard for reading, writing and maths . British white groups also fall behind in some instances, with white British pupils on school meals less likely to reach the expected standard at Key Stage 2 than any other ethnic group and white teenagers more likely to be smokers than black teenagers. (more...)
Russian Federation says decreased United States coalition strikes in Iraq bolsters IS in Syria Russian Federation says decreased United States coalition strikes in Iraq bolsters IS in Syria
- October 10, 2017

The continued provision of supplies to terrorists in Syria from their fellow militants in Iraq raises serious questions regarding the objectives of the US-led coalition , Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. "Or is it an artful move to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Iraq by forcing them into Syria and into the path of the Russian air force's pinpoint bombing?" SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor pointed out that army units established control over large parts of al-Hattla al-Tahtani ... (more...)
Jong-nam's personal belongings sent back to North Korea Jong-nam's personal belongings sent back to North Korea
- October 10, 2017

VX and related products were also detected on the clothes the women were wearing on the day of the attack. The 12 items include Mr Kim's blazer and Tumi bag, both of which had tested positive for the precursor and degradation products for VX. (more...)
Siblings of Marseille attacker detained in Tunisia Siblings of Marseille attacker detained in Tunisia
- October 10, 2017

He is accused of being an accessory to the murder of two French women in the southern French city of Marseille on October 1, according to the police. The younger brother was known to have been a foreign fighter in Syria, and had been expelled from Italy to Tunisia in 2014 after arriving on a boat, police said. (more...)
Iranian General: Law Designating Revolutionary Guards as Terror Group Violates Nuke Deal Iranian General: Law Designating Revolutionary Guards as Terror Group Violates Nuke Deal
- October 10, 2017

He is also expected to designate Iran's most powerful security force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a terrorist organisation. He is expected on Sunday to "decertify" a landmark 2015 worldwide deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a step that by itself stops short of pulling out of the agreement but gives the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions. (more...)
Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb gives Carson Wentz a ringing endorsement Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb gives Carson Wentz a ringing endorsement
- October 10, 2017

The pass sailed into no-man's land, where any of three defensive backs might have intercepted it and thereby ended the Eagles' first touchdown drive. How impressive is that? The Eagles have led time of possession in all five of their games this year. It was his first of the season and the third of his two-year career. (more...)
UK PM rules out revoking article 50 on withdrawal from EU UK PM rules out revoking article 50 on withdrawal from EU
- October 10, 2017

Mrs May's statement comes as the fifth round of negotiations began in Brussels . The tone at the end of the fourth round was slightly more positive than the previous ones. During May's address, the government published two white papers on its post-Brexit approach to trade and customs . Labour MP Wes Streeting, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign against hard Brexit , said: " Theresa May says the ball is in the EU's court, yet the negotiations remain stuck in the mud and the ... (more...)
Jonathan Hoffman on gun control Jonathan Hoffman on gun control
- October 10, 2017

Thus, they included Article V, which states that, "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution". Briefly, a bump stock is a tool that can be attached to a semi-automatic weapon in order to increase its rate of fire, making it more like an automatic weapon. (more...)
China ready to maintain peace with India along the border China ready to maintain peace with India along the border
- October 10, 2017

About 1,000 Chinese soldiers re-appeared in the area last week, but analysts said they were mainly there for infrastructure construction work. At this point, some Indian soldiers tried to come to the aid of their Chinese counterparts but Sitharaman asked them to let the PLA men find the meaning on their own. (more...)
Life imprisonment for Tunda in 1996 Sonepat bomb blasts case Life imprisonment for Tunda in 1996 Sonepat bomb blasts case
- October 10, 2017

The 1996 bomb blasts, near the busy bus streets of Sonipat, left at least a dozen of people injured. The police had registered a case against three persons - Shakeel Ahmad, Mohammad Amir Khan and Tunda. He is known for his bomb-making skills, which he had taught to militants in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Tunda, 75, was among the 20 terrorists that India had asked Pakistan to hand over post the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. (more...)
Donald Trump vows to use executive order to destroy Obamacare Donald Trump vows to use executive order to destroy Obamacare
- October 10, 2017

Schumer said he told Trump that Democrats would be open to suggestions on how to revamp aspects of the existing health care system, referring to a bipartisan effort led by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and ranking member Patty Murray of Washington to develop a plan to stabilize Obamacare. (more...)
Girls Generation Down To Only Five Members Girls Generation Down To Only Five Members
- October 10, 2017

Entertainment management agency, reported Yonhap news agency on Monday (Oct 9). The remaining members , Taeyeon , Yoona , Hyoyeon , Yuri , and Sunny are reportedly to have extended their contracts with SM Entertainment. However, SM Entertainment remains optimistic and denied that Girls' Generation will disband. Girls' Generation is a group that is precious and meaningful to SM and their fans. (more...)
Chase ensues after ambulance stolen Chase ensues after ambulance stolen
- October 10, 2017

He is being lodged at the Macomb County Jail. A chase ensued through the city of Mt. Clemens, at times going off-road, before the ambulance was stopped. Police had to give chase to an ambulance after it was stolen from outside a hospital. His name is being witheld pending an arraignment scheduled for Tuesday in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township. (more...)
Mother Killed In Crash After Visiting Newborn Twins At Hospital Mother Killed In Crash After Visiting Newborn Twins At Hospital
- October 10, 2017

Evans was pronounced dead at the scene. Katie Evans , 37, a mother of six, was hit head-on by a reckless driver that hit a curb and sideswiped another vehicle before crashing into her, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported . There had been initial concerns for the twins well being but are fully expected to thrive. Adding, 'Every day was like a miracle at the beginning ... (more...)
USA: Texas Tech officer shot to death USA: Texas Tech officer shot to death
- October 10, 2017

Because the shooter has not been arrested, Texas Tech University was put under lockdown. Take shelter." Then at 6:51, it tweeted: "The current situation is ongoing. Student were advised to take shelter as the suspect was at-large. It read, "This is an emergency notification from Texas Tech University. Our prayers are for this officer's loved ones". (more...)
NZ coalition talks focus on foreign ownership limits NZ coalition talks focus on foreign ownership limits
- October 10, 2017

Peters emerged a short time later, telling reporters the meeting had been "very good". When contacted by Newshub, Mr Peters' press secretary denied reports in other media that he had chose to delay the decision until past Thursday. New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has confirmed he is intending to make a decision on whether he will support either National and Labour for government this week. (more...)
Lizz Winstead: Lizz Winstead: "Really Disappointed" In Obama, Clinton For Not Denouncing Harvey Weinstein
- October 10, 2017

I feel really disappointed in both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton . In total, he has donated almost $600,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees since the early 2000s. "If you took money from this person, because this person had really good progressive goals that were in line with the politics, great". Not denouncing it, Winstead argued, makes accusations of sexist actions against Donald Trump ring hollow. (more...)
Trump Would Challenge Tillerson's IQ Over 'Moron' Comment Trump Would Challenge Tillerson's IQ Over 'Moron' Comment
- October 10, 2017

Trump told Forbes magazine: "I think it's fake news". The president disputed the NBC News report during an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, but he also took a shot of his own at Tillerson. Throughout the interview, Trump boasted about several aspects of his presidency while talking about his economic development plans. While the two men have publicly professed a positive relationship with one another, Trump and Tillerson have seemingly clashed at times, most recently on the ... (more...)
Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock shot security guard minutes before killing 58 Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock shot security guard minutes before killing 58
- October 10, 2017

But the typical investigative avenues that have helped uncover the motive in past shootings have yielded few clues about Paddock, a professional gambler who spent almost every waking hour playing video poker at casinos. At 10:05 p.m., the shooting began that left dozens dead and hundreds injured in what is being described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. (more...)
Japan court rules TEPCO, govt liable over Fukushima disaster Japan court rules TEPCO, govt liable over Fukushima disaster
- October 10, 2017

A Japanese court says the government and Tokyo Electric must compensate people in Fukushima for their suffering in the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, saying officials should have been prepared for a potentially ruinous tsunami. Nuclear Regulation Authority spokesman Kazuhiro Okuma told reporters that the authority plans to discuss whether to appeal the ruling with other government agencies. (more...)
Russian jet crashes in Syria, crew killed: agencies Russian jet crashes in Syria, crew killed: agencies
- October 10, 2017

The crew of the fighter jet was killed, officials with the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation told TASS . "The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke up while accelerating for takeoff... A technical malfunction of the plane could have caused the crash, the ministry says. Moscow is an ally of Syria and has staged air strikes in the country since 2015. (more...)
Gunmen open fire at Kenya university, injuring several students Gunmen open fire at Kenya university, injuring several students
- October 10, 2017

The two female staffers were travelling back to the university aboard the institution's vehicle together with two police officers when they were ambushed a short distance from the campus. A witness who did not want to be named told Reuters she and several other students had fled their vehicle when gunmen opened fire on them and had seen several students covered in blood. (more...)
Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before mass shooting Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before mass shooting
- October 10, 2017

Authorities said Stephen Paddock, 64, alone opened fire from his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the crowd of 22,000 attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 others. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill called Campos "a true hero" in a Friday press conference. "We want to figure out the why to this, and we'd like to know the motive". (more...)
Shark costume mascot fined under Austria's 'burka ban' law Shark costume mascot fined under Austria's 'burka ban' law
- October 10, 2017

Less than two weeks after a controversial law banning face coverings went into effect in Austria , a man was arrested for wearing a shark costume, the British Sky News and other media outlets have reported . The measures were seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which nearly won the presidency in December 2016. Austria introduced a law banning full face coverings in public this month, with police able to issue fines up to €150 (£110). (more...)
California to require advanced notice on hikes in drug costs California to require advanced notice on hikes in drug costs
- October 10, 2017

Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of explaining to do. Since the prescription drug market is national, this information will effectively be available nationwide, making the new law a potential game changer in the fight to contain rising prescription drug costs. (more...)
Over 100 students hospitalised due to gas leakage from Shamli sugar mill Over 100 students hospitalised due to gas leakage from Shamli sugar mill
- October 10, 2017

Shamli is a sugar belt area with several mills lining the cities outskirts, CNN-News18 reported. The health department officers are looking into the treatment of these children.The students were going to their school on Tuesday morning when the incident happened.The sugar mill employees were putting chemicals in the waste to destroy them when the gas started emitting. (more...)
Serena targets Australian Open title defence: organisers
- October 10, 2017

Williams, who won her 23rd grand slam title when pregnant at the 2017 tournament in January, gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on September 1. "I still pinch myself". "I've been in contact with all the top players and am pleased to announce we'll have the full top 100 men and women returning to the Australian Open ", Tiley said. (more...)
Father of 'nudge' psychology wins economics Nobel Father of 'nudge' psychology wins economics Nobel
- October 10, 2017

Last year, the government's think tank NITI Aayog tied up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to set up a " nudge unit " that would work towards bringing about behavioural changes and recommending policy corrections to help make the programmes more effective. (more...)

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