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Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters
- October 19, 2017

The news comes after two terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were killed in an assault by Filipino troops. Isnilon Hapilon's reported death came during a final push to end the almost five-month siege of Marawi, a battle that has claimed more than 1,000 lives and raised fears that IS was seeking to set up a regional base in the southern Philippines. (more...)
Raising Eyebrows: Dogs Use Facial Expressions to Communicate With Humans Raising Eyebrows: Dogs Use Facial Expressions to Communicate With Humans
- October 19, 2017

Whether the owner had food or not had no impact on the dogs' use of facial expressions. However, an initial study in Scientific Reports attempts to quantify the facial expression of dogs in relation to human interaction. The most common expressions by the dogs when faced with human attention were an inner eyebrow raise, which makes the dog's eyes appear larger and more puppy-ish, and showing some tongue - coincidentally, most dog behavior literature suggests that the "tongue out" ... (more...)
See Uranus with your naked eye this week See Uranus with your naked eye this week
- October 19, 2017

Tonight, though, it might be worth giving a try to looking up into the night's sky yourself. The planet reaches opposition on October 19 (Thursday), so the ice giant and the sun sit on opposite sides of Earth . That said, this isn't going to be a huge illumination. Its magnitude, as in its brightness, is only 5.68. Opposition puts Uranus up high in the night sky, away from the bright sun, where it's easy to see. (more...)
Weird conspiracy floated that Melania Trump used a body double Weird conspiracy floated that Melania Trump used a body double
- October 19, 2017

While we here in the CBS North Carolina newsroom aren't buying into these theories, it is certainly an interesting take. She wrote: "Is it me or during his speech today a decoy "stood in" for Melania??" Earlier this week, the conspiracy went from a random idea to a full-blown conspiracy after the Facebook user Andrea Wagner Barton put it up last week. (more...)
Fallen Soldier's Mother Confirms President Disrespected Her Son - Trump Denies Accusation Fallen Soldier's Mother Confirms President Disrespected Her Son - Trump Denies Accusation
- October 19, 2017

Wilson added on CNN's " New Day " Wednesday morning that Trump didn't know the name of the service member and that his widow "broke down" after her call with the President. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly , now Trump's chief of staff, lost his son in Afghanistan in November 2010. According to local ABC affiliate WPLG, the casket was transported from Miami International Airport on an interstate closed to other traffic. (more...)
Flooding expected across Co Armagh tonight with Storm Brian due on Saturday Flooding expected across Co Armagh tonight with Storm Brian due on Saturday
- October 19, 2017

The ex-hurricane Ophelia killed three people with winds reaching up to 100mph in Ireland. "We're looking at gusts in excess of 50mph winds in the warning area but with gusts of up to 80mph on the coast". It has warned of some transport disruption and short term loss of power and other services is also possible. He says that while the GFS charts show storm Brian's track staying just south of the Midlands, meaning the Midlands could escape the worst of it, but would still see gusts of ... (more...)
Teacher at center of 'MAGA' controversy resigns after death threats Teacher at center of 'MAGA' controversy resigns after death threats
- October 19, 2017

The fear for her safety quickly resulted in her wanting to resign from her position. She explained that her reasoning for asking the students to remove their shirts was not because she is Anti-Trump but because Neo-Nazis recently wore them during their violent pro-hate rally. (more...)
Not all love marriages are 'love jihads': HC Not all love marriages are 'love jihads': HC
- October 19, 2017

Sruthi was allegedly abducted by Anees Hameed who had forcefully converted her into Islam and married her under religious customs. Dont term every marriage as love jihad, the Kerala High Court observed while allowing a lady to return to her husband. (more...)
Shooting in the United States: three people killed in a business Park Emmorton Shooting in the United States: three people killed in a business Park Emmorton
- October 19, 2017

Wednesday. Two other victims were in critical condition, The Baltimore Sun reported. "Multiple injuries reported", the sheriff's office said. The business park where the shooting happened is located in Edgewood, about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore, with auto body shops, part supply stores, hotels and storage units in the area. (more...)
Solar scam: Kerala government seeks expert opinion about commission's findings Solar scam: Kerala government seeks expert opinion about commission's findings
- October 19, 2017

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom the Cabinet had last week chose to hold vigilance and criminal investigation for alleged complicity in the solar scam and the alleged sexual exploitation of scam accused Saritha S. Chandy's request under the RTI Act, for a copy of the report, was turned down. The chief minister, however, ruled it out and said the report would be tabled in the assembly at an appropriate time. (more...)
Trump bashes Schumer for not backing his Iran moves Trump bashes Schumer for not backing his Iran moves
- October 19, 2017

Though he said the United States is not unilaterally withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , Trump emphasized concern about Iran's ability to "sprint" toward nuclear proliferation when certain aspects of the deal "sunset", or expire. (more...)
Neil Young, Drake Remember Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Neil Young, Drake Remember Tragically Hip's Gord Downie
- October 19, 2017

What a great gift of music you have left here for us all". In Manotick, a Reddit user spotted a piano emblazoned with Downie's picture and "In Gord We Trust", ready for an impromptu Hip tune. The 95-minute film, which follows the Hip's 2016 Man Machine Poem tour and final concert in the band's hometown of Kingston, Ont., had been scheduled to debut in November. (more...)
Israeli MP walks out after Kuwait's speaker slams his remarks
- October 19, 2017

Palestinians held by Israeli occupation forces in detention centres are resistance fighters who are defending their children and their land and are not terrorists, a Jordanian MP told the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Russian Federation yesterday. (more...)
What Mike Riley said after Nebraska's practice on Wednesday What Mike Riley said after Nebraska's practice on Wednesday
- October 19, 2017

Some will stay. We're going to have a practice that will be run by probably half of our full-time coaches tomorrow and it will be good. "That part of it, I wouldn't talk about publicly (...) what we have talked about is basically finding a way to help our team do the things I just mentioned, and that's score more points, offensively". (more...)
United Kingdom fintech startups set for record funding year
- October 19, 2017

According to data from London and Partners and Pitchbook, over $1 billion has already been invested in United Kingdom fintech by venture capitalists which is more than double that of the same previous year. London's deputy mayor for business, Rajesh Agrawal said: "London remains a world leader in fintech and the companies on this trade delegation are at the forefront of developing cutting edge financial technologies". (more...)
May calls for Brexit talks progress at European Union summit
- October 19, 2017

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told AFP in an interview he was "worried of course" about the slow pace of Brexit talks, adding: "I don't believe that this summit will be the solution". In a Facebook post late Wednesday, the Prime Minister insisted the application process for settled status would be "streamlined" and the cost "as low as possible", reports the BBC. (more...)
O'Sullivan allows fan to take shot at English Open O'Sullivan allows fan to take shot at English Open
- October 19, 2017

She jogged around the table while O'Sullivan was preparing to take what would be his penultimate shot. O'Sullivan has been struggling with a badly twisted ankle and was ticked off by the authorities for wearing blue trainers during his first-round win. (more...)
McCain Joins Democrats to Regulate Online Political Ads McCain Joins Democrats to Regulate Online Political Ads
- October 19, 2017

Requiring digital platforms to keep public records of electioneering communications above certain levels. The Federal Election Commission "has failed to take sufficient action to address online political advertisements and our current laws do not adequately address online political advertisements published on platforms like Google , Facebook and Twitter", Klobuchar and Warner wrote last month. (more...)
Race Of Champions To Be Saudi Arabia's First International Motorsport Event Race Of Champions To Be Saudi Arabia's First International Motorsport Event
- October 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both wooing Baghdad now in an effort to halt the growing regional influence of arch-foe Iran. "We worked hard to see that flynas flights to the brotherly nation of Iraq are operational as quickly as possible in order to connect the two brotherly nations economically and socially after a 27-year-long break", flynas CEO Bandar al-Muhanna said in a statement. (more...)
Mersal movie review: Vijay starrer gets a huge thumbs up from audience Mersal movie review: Vijay starrer gets a huge thumbs up from audience
- October 19, 2017

This year two of the biggest Tamil stars, Thalapathy Vijay and Thala Ajith came out with big ticket releases - Mersal and Vivegam respectively. Released in 2500 screens in India, Mersal had a phenomenal opening on Wednesday. Baahubali writer K. V. Vijayendra co-written the film along with Prasad, S. Ramana Girivasan and Atlee. Actors S.J. Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala, Sathyan and Rajendran in supporting roles. (more...)
Morgan Freeman to play Colin Powell in biopic Morgan Freeman to play Colin Powell in biopic
- October 19, 2017

Freeman has been cast in the titular role in the upcoming " Powell " from director Reginald Hudlin , who is just off the Thurgood Marshall biopic " Marshall ", per the Hollywood Reporter . Bush from 2001 to 2005. Amritraj and Freeman's producing partner at Revelations Entertainment Lori McCreary are attached to produce. The script was written by Ed Whitwort and has remained on the best unproduced screenplay Black List since 2011. (more...)
Are Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) EPS Estimates Revised?
- October 19, 2017

The stock declined 0.60% or $0.53 reaching $88.41 per share. About 403,417 shares traded. Using projections from 20 individual sell-side analysts polled by Zacks Research, Analog Devices, Inc . Monsanto Company had 58 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 30. (more...)
Now, fatwa against Muslim women from posting images on social media Now, fatwa against Muslim women from posting images on social media
- October 19, 2017

It was announced by Darul Iftaa that Muslims, men and women alike, are not supposed to post pictures of themselves or their family members on social media. The seminary termed all such hair-grooming activities as "un-Islamic". "Doing up eyebrows and cutting hair should be avoided as they are not in accordance with the tents of Islam", stated the fatwa , issued by senior cleric of the seminary Maulana Saadique Quasmi. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency fires dog who wasn't 'enjoying' explosive detection training Central Intelligence Agency fires dog who wasn't 'enjoying' explosive detection training
- October 19, 2017

Sometimes, even when a pup tests well and they successfully learn how to detect explosive odors, they make it clear that being an explosive detection K9 is not the life for them. Even when they could motivate her with food and play to search, she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer. Lulu's replacement will join Suni, Heide, Freya, Nicola and Indigo on the training programme. (more...)
Former CBS2 Anchor Michele Marsh Dies At 63
- October 19, 2017

The New York Times reported she passed away Tuesday at her home in South Kent, Connecticut. She worked there until October of 1996 when she was dismissed along with a host of other anchors and reporters at WCBS-TV. Paschall now works as a digital producer at NBC Sports. She was born in a Detroit suburb and worked at stations in ME and Texas before coming to NY for a job in October 1979. (more...)
Report updates on Newcastle United's takeover bid; updates on Rafael Benitez's future Report updates on Newcastle United's takeover bid; updates on Rafael Benitez's future
- October 19, 2017

Newcastle United are expected to be taken over before the start of the January transfer window. SJH's statement said the buyer would also be given help to invest in the side in the short term, should they need it, through the option of "deferring substantial payments". (more...)
Canadian Man Sues Low-Cost Sunwing Airlines Over Beverage Service Canadian Man Sues Low-Cost Sunwing Airlines Over Beverage Service
- October 19, 2017

Mr Paquette said about 1,600 other plaintiffs have come forward in Quebec to join the lawsuit. The class action has yet to be certified by the courts, but seeks compensation for the monetary difference between the actual wine served and a glass of champagne as well as punitive damages. (more...)
Graham warns Paul: Don't screw up tax reform Graham warns Paul: Don't screw up tax reform
- October 19, 2017

He said the increased defense spending that he wants happens in the appropriations process, not the budget resolution. That vote is likely to be close, but key GOP moderates such as Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have signaled support. (more...)
Former Tulsa officer found guilty of manslaughter, booked into jail after verdict Former Tulsa officer found guilty of manslaughter, booked into jail after verdict
- October 19, 2017

Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9, 2014. But once Shannon Kepler found out where she was, he confronted the couple at Lake's home, fatally shot the 19-year-old man and fled in his SUV. Kepler said that's because he didn't have his daughter's cell number. Kepler's daughter Lisa testified Tuesday. Lisa said that's when she heard shots, turned around and saw Lake hit the ground. (more...)
United Nations urges de-escalation after Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk United Nations urges de-escalation after Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk
- October 19, 2017

A Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Lisa Grande, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, had urged all parties on Wednesday to do their utmost "to shield and protect all civilians impacted by the current situation". (more...)

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