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Pope Francis saddened over death of Cardinal Vidal Pope Francis saddened over death of Cardinal Vidal
- October 18, 2017

The country's most senior cardinal was brought to the hospital last October 11 due to fever and shortness of breath but later lost consciousness and remained in coma since then. The 86-year-old prelate, who served as the archbishop of Cebu for almost three decades, passed away on Wednesday morning due to complications from pneumonia. (more...)
Auto bombing, followed by clash, hits Paktia police headquarters Auto bombing, followed by clash, hits Paktia police headquarters
- October 18, 2017

He said large number of Taliban fighters entered the police headquarters facilities. In the second attack in the neighbouring province of Ghazni, some 100 kilometres west of Gardez, the official death toll was lowered to 20, including 15 members of the security forces and five civilians, Ghazni governor spokesman Haref Noori told AFP. (more...)
Explosion sparks fire at Chevron refinery in El Segundo Explosion sparks fire at Chevron refinery in El Segundo
- October 18, 2017

ABC-TV Channel 7 reported that the fire broke out after an explosion at the refinery, threatening storage tanks. Police advised nearby residents to stay indoors and close their doors and windows. The Chevron refinery, just south of Los Angeles International Airport, is the largest refinery on the West Coast. It did not immediately appear the smoke was interfering with flights. (more...)
Mnuchin warns stocks will crash if tax reform doesn't pass Mnuchin warns stocks will crash if tax reform doesn't pass
- October 18, 2017

Mnuchin conceded that the plan would cut taxes for the wealthy, one of the criticisms of the proposal, explaining that "the top 20 percent of the people pay 95 percent of the taxes". The GOP framework calls for trillions of dollars in tax cuts, 80 percent of which would flow to the top 1 percent, according to a preliminary analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid they were wrong over Morata Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid they were wrong over Morata
- October 18, 2017

The "complete forward" (labelled by Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane) has scored five goals in two Champions League games this season, and the Premier League Player of the Month for September will be keen to add to that tally come Tuesday night. (more...)
Hundreds arrested in Fla. prostitution sting Hundreds arrested in Fla. prostitution sting
- October 18, 2017

Col. Kevin Scott, 51, was arrested and charged with "soliciting sexual intercourse with a condom for $80", said Brian Bruchey, a public information officer for the Polk County Sheriff's Office . As part of " Operation No Tricks, No Treats ", investigators say 215 suspects drove to Polk County from around Florida and as far away as OR, believing they were going to be met by someone for sex. (more...)
Police watchdog called after man's death in Revelstoke
- October 18, 2017

Coroner has been contacted to identify the man, and determine the cause of death. A vehicle wanted in relation to a weekend homicide in the southwest Calgary community of Oakridge was located Tuesday afternoon in Revelstoke, B.C. Calgary police had earlier released a photo of a suspect, 32-year-old Mohammadali Darabi of Calgary, and said he was believed to be driving a silver-coloured 2006 Toyota Corolla with an Alberta licence plate. (more...)
British Neo-Nazi Comes out as Gay, Reveals Jewish Heritage British Neo-Nazi Comes out as Gay, Reveals Jewish Heritage
- October 18, 2017

In a stunning tell-all interview with Parac O'Brien of Channel 4 News , longtime neo-Nazi organizer Kevin Wilshaw announced that he had left the movement, said he identifies himself as gay, and revealed that his mother is Jewish. In his application to join the National Front, he talked about his hatred of "the Jews". You can't personalise it, it's not individuals. Now that he's no longer a neo-Nazi, Wilshaw said he feels guilty and wants to "do damage", to his former comrades. (more...)
Brokenshire says chances of Stormont agreement 'not positive' Brokenshire says chances of Stormont agreement 'not positive'
- October 18, 2017

He also told MPs that progress in the intensive talks had "stalled at the end of last week ". "Time is running out". Britain will be forced to impose a budget on Northern Ireland if a new power-sharing government is not formed by the week starting November 6, the minister for the region said on Wednesday. (more...)
46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump — Politico Poll 46 Percent Believe Media Fabricates Stories About Trump — Politico Poll
- October 18, 2017

A new survey showed that almost half of Americans believed that the media fabricated stories about President Donald Trump. Voters, however, tend to disagree with Trump's suggestion of revoking licenses. When pollsters asked registered voters if revoking licenses is something the federal government should be able to do, a slim majority answered no. (more...)
2-year-old South Milwaukee girl found in Indiana
- October 18, 2017

He gave the girl over to police and then threatened to kill himself. Police say he told a woman there that he had abducted a child and stolen a vehicle. Brown got off the interstate at SR 26, drove into a neighborhood, and encountered another driver. The chase came to a stop just after 5 a.m. near the State Road 25 exit. (more...)
United States to back Delhi's UNSC seat if veto power not sought United States to back Delhi's UNSC seat if veto power not sought
- October 18, 2017

The statement, made by the Donald Trump administration's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came even as she asserted that the USA was is open to Security Council reforms. "The US Permanent Representative of United Nations was disappointed that Haley did not mention Palestinian problem once", Nebenzia said. She said the U.S. (more...)
Conservative leader of German state where far-right strong quits
- October 18, 2017

Tillich said it was time to bring in younger generation of leaders to meet the challenges of the future in the state, which has been governed by Merkel's party since German reunification in 1990. Merkel's conservative bloc, which includes the CDU's Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party, on Wednesday launched exploratory talks with the pro-business Free Democrats and the Greens on a possible coalition government. (more...)
Texas 'tourniquet killer' set for execution Wednesday Texas 'tourniquet killer' set for execution Wednesday
- October 18, 2017

The DNA was tested a few years later against cold case files, and it turned up to be a positive match in at least one case. The slaying went unsolved for more than a decade until DNA on a particle from beneath her fingernail matched Shore, who by then was a convicted sex offender. (more...)
Coleman threatened by wildfire
- October 18, 2017

The wildfire has flared up between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman, and is quickly moving towards the the townsite. A reception centre has been established at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Officials say the fire is between Township Road 180 and Township Road 190 on both sides of Highway 41 north. Highway 41 was shut down to traffic south of the intersection with Highway 570. (more...)
British lawmaker to miss parliamentary debate to officiate Barcelona game British lawmaker to miss parliamentary debate to officiate Barcelona game
- October 18, 2017

Olympiacos match in the Champions League, European football's elite competition. Douglas Ross will officiate Barcelona's Champions League clash against Olympiakos. He has been given the nod by party officials to officiate in the match as he was not due to speak in the big debate about universal credit. And Labour's shadow Scotland Office minister Paul Sweeney said the Moray MP had shown "a perverse sense of priorities" in choosing the Champions League over a debate on "the huge damage that ... (more...)
Russian TV star Ksenia Sobchak announces presidential bid Russian TV star Ksenia Sobchak announces presidential bid
- October 18, 2017

Sobchak, who has been described by Vogue magazine as the Russian version of U.S. socialite Paris Hilton, said she had made a decision to run because she was sick of the same politicians, including Putin, running year after year. However, Navalny has been convicted of criminal charges - which he and his supporters say have been politically motivated - and is therefore by Russian law not allowed to run . (more...)
NZ First to announce govt tomorrow NZ First to announce govt tomorrow
- October 18, 2017

Last night, a spokesperson for National leader Bill English said the party had "no indication of what decision New Zealand First will make". But he did not see out either term of office as a minister, leading critics to say that any government that relies on Peters to prop it up is inherently unstable. (more...)
MU issues safety alert because of reported 'active threat' MU issues safety alert because of reported 'active threat'
- October 18, 2017

Around 12:10 p.m., the university said the subject's phone is being pinged and she is believed to be in the White Campus area. Police in Columbia, Mo., and at the University of Missouri-Columbia are looking for a woman who was seen near the flagship campus carrying a handgun Wednesday. (more...)
We owe no apology to anyone on Zuma's statue - Okorocha We owe no apology to anyone on Zuma's statue - Okorocha
- October 18, 2017

Zuma was on a visit to Nigeria at the weekend in a bid to "strengthen economic ties" and was awarded several honours. The statement said: "If it was in the days of PDP, Schools and Markets would have been shot down. "Rochas made a promise to open the doors of Imo to the rest of the world, for good and he is doing that and we can not be deterred by these enemies of our people", the government said. (more...)
Diwali gift for soldiers: Government withdraws monthly fee for DSPT services
- October 18, 2017

From Diwali, no monthly fee will be taken for using DSPT services. This Diwali, the government has announced a special gift for Indian soldiers . Earlier soldiers had to pay a monthly charge of Rs 500 and Rs 5 per minute as call charges. (more...)
DNC Resolution Calls for Sanders, Angus King to Join Party DNC Resolution Calls for Sanders, Angus King to Join Party
- October 18, 2017

Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy Mattis: Staying in Iran deal is of USA national security interest MORE (Maine) to run as Democrats in 2018. He added: "I caucus with the Democrats". You have to choose one caucus or the other. "I more often vote with the Democrats, but not always", King said. (more...)
Six killed, over 10 injured in cracker explosion in Balasore Six killed, over 10 injured in cracker explosion in Balasore
- October 18, 2017

The concerned authorities are monitoring the situation and efforts are to provide medical relief to those injured in this explosion. The injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment. It was two-wheeler on which the fire crackers were being transported but unfortunately the vehicle blew up and both the men lost their lives. The incident is believed to have taken places due to an incident of short circuit in a firecracker shop, but the police have not ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation crackdown on sex trafficking includes IN arrests Federal Bureau of Investigation crackdown on sex trafficking includes IN arrests
- October 18, 2017

The FBI said that she and a five-year-old girl were recovered in Denver on October 13 after a family friend offered them to an undercover officer for sexual purposes for $600. The children are receiving medical and mental health counseling and placement as needed. "Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested-and the number of children recovered-reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. (more...)
7th pay commission: Rajasthan government announces salary hike for 12 lakh employees 7th pay commission: Rajasthan government announces salary hike for 12 lakh employees
- October 18, 2017

This is one of the best gifts that Rajasthan state government employees could have expected this Diwali. "We had promised to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission in the 2017-2018 Budget", said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday. (more...)
Kevin Smith to donate residuals from 'Clerks,' other Weinstein-backed films Kevin Smith to donate residuals from 'Clerks,' other Weinstein-backed films
- October 18, 2017

I know that we shouldn't always heap unwarranted amount of praise onto allies for doing what allies are supposed to do , but I'm going to commend Smith because he is doing something many people in Hollywood cannot. "I didn't know the man that they keep talking about in the press", he said. "So I feel like there are so many people that we know of now, and maybe even more, that were made to do frightful things to make their dreams come true and maybe didn't even get to touch the dreams; ... (more...)
FULT Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
- October 18, 2017

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in Fulton Financial Corporation by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc invested in 15,580 shares. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was first published by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. (more...)
US, India Stand Shoulder to Shoulder Against Terrorism: Rex Tillerson US, India Stand Shoulder to Shoulder Against Terrorism: Rex Tillerson
- October 18, 2017

Rex Tillerson, who began his speech by wishing Indians on Diwali, said the U.S. wants Pakistan to act against terrorist groups taking shelter on its soil. Indians and Americans don't just share an affinity for democracy. "As you know, this year marks the 70th anniversary of relations between our two countries", he said. (more...)
Mississippi School Honoring Jefferson Davis to Be Renamed After Barack Obama Mississippi School Honoring Jefferson Davis to Be Renamed After Barack Obama
- October 18, 2017

Jefferson says the school community made a decision to rename the campus "to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves". According to Mississippi Today , the magnet school named after Jefferson Davis, the senator who became the first President of the Confederate States of America, has made a decision to change its name. (more...)
Divorce rate rises - for all types of marriage Divorce rate rises - for all types of marriage
- October 18, 2017

Meanwhile, there were 112 divorces of same-sex couples in 2016 - the second year it has been possible - with 78 per cent of those female couples. Charity Relate said rising levels of household debt and stagnating wages could be putting a strain on marriages. (more...)

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