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Truck Driver Attacks Firefighter After Plowing Into Cars, Injuring 9: FDNY Truck Driver Attacks Firefighter After Plowing Into Cars, Injuring 9: FDNY
- October 23, 2017

A city firefighter suffered minor injuries Sunday as a man tried to steal a fire truck after a auto crash in Manhattan, according to the fire department. Police said the incident is not being investigated as terrorism, and they believe the unknown driver was high on drugs. The FDNY member also was taken to Bellevue for minor injuries, while the alleged perpetrator was apprehended by the FDNY and the NYPD, the FDNY said. (more...)
Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI Special Director
- October 23, 2017

He has been appointed Special Director. He is among eight IPS officers promoted yesterday by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. The other IPS officers promoted were Gurbachan Singh and Arvind Kumar as Special Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB), Deepak Kumar Mishra and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF ) and Rajesh Ranjan and A P Maheshwari as Special DG in the Border Security Force ( BSF ). (more...)
Firefighters rescue person trapped in auto after Virginia Beach crash
- October 23, 2017

Police said the driver of the SUV, 61, from NY, suffered "an acute medical event, causing him to black out". The SUV crossed lanes and then headed for the Starboard Bar and Restaurant. The men, ages 53 and 58, have not been identified pending notification of next of kin. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Beebe Healthcare. (more...)
USA judge orders government to allow abortion for undocumented teen USA judge orders government to allow abortion for undocumented teen
- October 23, 2017

On Friday, a D.C. appeals court panel declined to order the federal government to immediately allow an abortion for the teenager. The ACLU has not released her nationality to preserve her privacy. The case originated in Texas, where the teen is being held by federal immigration authorities, and was brought to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the American Civil Liberties Union . (more...)
Saaho First Look Is Prabhas' Birthday Treat For Fans Saaho First Look Is Prabhas' Birthday Treat For Fans
- October 23, 2017

Check it out here. Also, Prabhas became only the second Indian actor and the first South Indian actor to be wished by Wikipedia on his birthday. The actor is seen in the poster with his face half cover at the backdrop of a foggy and chilling winter scene. (more...)
Chhath Puja 2017: New Songs of Chhath Maiya Chhath Puja 2017: New Songs of Chhath Maiya
- October 23, 2017

The festival starts on the sixth day after Diwali. The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for Chhath Puja , which will be celebrated from October 24. Lord sun's wife Devi Usha is known as Chhath Maiya or Chhatri Maiya , worshipped during Chhath Puja . On the second day known as Kharna, womenfolk fast without water from sunrise till sunset. (more...)
Brit jailed for three months in Dubai for accidentally touching man's hip Brit jailed for three months in Dubai for accidentally touching man's hip
- October 23, 2017

Tabaza, the managing director of Neuman & Esser , has claimed that he has received death threats since the incident. Mr Harron's parents have made efforts to visit their son but have been warned that they could face arrest because they have criticised the government of the United Arab Emirates. (more...)
Allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State Allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State
- October 23, 2017

US-backed forces in Syria claim to have wrested control of the country's biggest oilfield from Islamic State in the latest blow to the shrinking caliphate. The SDF's gains come as Russia's Defense Ministry accused the US-led coalition of wiping the Syrian city of Raqqa "off the face of the earth" via carpet bombing in the same way the USA and Britain bombed Germany's Dresden in 1945. (more...)
Ruling party gains overwhelming victory in mayoral election in Georgia Ruling party gains overwhelming victory in mayoral election in Georgia
- October 23, 2017

A second round of mayoral elections would be needed in six municipalities across Georgia, says chairperson of the CEC, Tamar Zhvania, based on preliminary results on Sunday. The number of majority candidates was 4,727, and the number of candidates on the list of parties is 12,902. "It was a special operation against Georgian people, it was unprecedented pressure on voters", Zaal Udumashvili, a well-known former television anchor and the UNM candidate, who came third in the race, told a news ... (more...)
Argentina election gives president a legislative majority
- October 23, 2017

At the same time, President Mauricio Marci's senate lists are getting the most votes in five out of eight regions where senate election was held. A second-place finish would still give Kirchner one of three Senate seats at stake in Buenos Aires , and immunity from prosecution over corruption allegations she says are politically motivated. (more...)
Teens Rescued From Accused Sex Traffickers in Brooklyn Teens Rescued From Accused Sex Traffickers in Brooklyn
- October 23, 2017

Rocker was also charged with assault, Nebahate with criminal possession of a weapon, police said. According to the New York Post , the girls were driven down from Ulster County and into The Bronx by someone they trusted, a law-enforcement source said. (more...)
National Basketball Association roundup: Schroeder goes down as Hawks lose to Nets National Basketball Association roundup: Schroeder goes down as Hawks lose to Nets
- October 23, 2017

D'Angelo Russell answered a pair of Hawks scores with jumpers at the other end as Brooklyn salted the win away. The loss of Jeremy Lin hurts, but the Nets are lucky to have a player such as Russell at their disposal who can carry the load while he is gone. (more...)
Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack
- October 23, 2017

Reports said a witness allegedly tried to fight off the two dogs, but they did not stop the attack, 7NewsBoston reported. Authorities received a call about the attack at around 6pm and arrived on scene to discover the deceased child, the release states. (more...)
3 sons of slain terrorist still in Marawi 3 sons of slain terrorist still in Marawi
- October 23, 2017

He says troops continue to ask the gunmen to surrender although most are determined to die fighting. "We gave them all the chances to come out, and in fact, some of them did". In a statement, Lorenzana said the teams will be the ones to make assessment of damages brought by the five-month war and will estimate the cost of rehabilitation of the city. (more...)
John Kelly's mistake: He owes an apology to Rep. Frederica Wilson John Kelly's mistake: He owes an apology to Rep. Frederica Wilson
- October 23, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly painted an emotional narrative of the outreach made in the aftermath of a USA service member's death during Thursday's White House press briefing, a description that came on a week in which President Donald Trump found himself in the midst of a controversy over his alleged comments to the widow of a fallen soldier and claims about former presidents' attempts to reach out. (more...)
Driver involved in vehicle pursuit dies after Battlefords RCMP officer fires Driver involved in vehicle pursuit dies after Battlefords RCMP officer fires
- October 23, 2017

At 9:40 p.m., the driver of that vehicle, 22-year-old Brydon Bryce Whitstone, died en route to a hospital. A woman who was also inside the suspect vehicle was treated for minor injuries, and another officer was briefly treated in hospital. (more...)
Man arrested in Hong Kong for pushing woman onto train track Man arrested in Hong Kong for pushing woman onto train track
- October 23, 2017

The attack happens so quickly that the woman is unable to brace herself for the fall. After she waves to an acquaintance, the 56-year-old man - wearing a beige cap, green shirt and brown pants - walks towards Leung and suddenly pushes her onto the track with his right hand. (more...)
Two rich Italian regions vote for more autonomy - prelim results Two rich Italian regions vote for more autonomy - prelim results
- October 23, 2017

The two regions, governed by the right-wing Northern League, are asking almost 15 million people, out of 60 million Italians, for greater autonomy, not independence as Spain's northeast region of Catalonia did October 1. By noon, turnout was at 21 percent in Veneto - where a total of 50 percent is required for the referendum to be considered valid. Turnout was projected at around 58 percent in Veneto, where support for autonomy is stronger, and just over 40 percent in Lombardy. (more...)
US Women's Soccer Team Routs South Korea In Second Of Two Friendlies US Women's Soccer Team Routs South Korea In Second Of Two Friendlies
- October 23, 2017

Pugh was injured in the USA team's 3-1 victory over South Korea in the first match of the two-game exhibition series on Thursday night in New Orleans. Williams tapped home a cross from Megan Rapinoe for the fifth, and Long stretched the scoring to a half dozen for the ruthless Americans, while Ashlyn Harris preserved the clean sheet in goal. (more...)
Gophers Grind Out 24-17 Win Over Illini Gophers Grind Out 24-17 Win Over Illini
- October 23, 2017

Fleck said McCrary has earned more playing time. IL coach Lovie Smith said during the week that he expected Minnesota to run the ball early and often, and run they did. It allowed the Fighting Illini to stay close throughout the game, despite Minnesota dominating on the ground. The Illini could not recover the ensuing onside kick, however, and Minnesota was able to run out the clock on the game. (more...)
Body found during search for 3-year-old Sherin Mathews Body found during search for 3-year-old Sherin Mathews
- October 23, 2017

Police said Mathews told detectives he directed the girl to stand by a tree near the family's house because she would not drink her milk. After looking around for her, he said he then went inside to do laundry and chose to wait until morning to continue searching or for her to return on her own, police Sergeant Kevin Perlich said. (more...)
Gunman takes staff hostage at Nuneaton bowling alley Gunman takes staff hostage at Nuneaton bowling alley
- October 23, 2017

Bangs and flashes have been reported at the scene, with Sky's Joe Tidy saying around 15 armed officers have been seen running towards the bowling alley. Liam Roberts said: "There was a man holding a gun above his head with a grey beard". Everyone was screaming and shouting, just trying to get out. Chris Turner told ITV News: "The guy literally ran up to the door with a shotgun in his hand, opened the door, told me to "get the f-ing hell out of there" and then he threatened everyone else ... (more...)
Bowe Bergdahl: The US treated me worse than the Taliban Bowe Bergdahl: The US treated me worse than the Taliban
- October 23, 2017

It adds that there are no required outcomes or sentences in any case. "President Trump stands at the pinnacle of an unbroken chain of command that includes key participants in the remaining critical steps of the case", the defense wrote. The misbehavior charge, which carries the maximum sentence of life, is a rare accusation, used when troops flee, surrender or endanger fellow service members through disobedience. (more...)
King, Abbas discuss Palestinian reconciliation agreement King, Abbas discuss Palestinian reconciliation agreement
- October 23, 2017

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, reiterated the U.S. demands as United States special envoy Jason Greenblatt returned from meeting with Egyptian officials who helped broker the unity deal in Cairo. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump's special representative for worldwide negotiations, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on March 14, 2017. (more...)
Indonesia's top general denied United States entry despite high-profile invite
- October 23, 2017

The general, who was heading to a defense conference on countering violent extremism at the invitation of US Chairman of Staff General Joseph Dunford, made a decision to postpone his visit until Washington clarifies the matter. The general has visited the US on several occasions, Wuryanto said. Nurmantyo was due to attend a Chiefs of Defense Conference on Countering Violent Extremism Monday and Tuesday in the U.S. (more...)
Child missing in Jacksonville found dead Child missing in Jacksonville found dead
- October 23, 2017

This is a developing story. A Florida Missing Child Alert is canceled after the 3-year-old boy was found dead, Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced on its Twitter account. According to a press release, he was "last seen in the area of the 6500 block of Arlington Road in Jacksonville, who was last seen wearing a black Star Wars Darth Vader t-shirt, black shorts and black and gold shoes". (more...)
Jimmy Carter on Trump Surprising sympathy Jimmy Carter on Trump Surprising sympathy
- October 23, 2017

He said the unwillingness of the American President to take North Korea, which now possesses nuclear warheads. "I told him that I was available if they ever need me", he said. Carter also defended Trump against claims that the current president's aggressive style is souring USA relations with the world. Some Democrats who still suspect that the Republicans stole the last presidential election from Hillary Clinton may not like to read this, but Mr. (more...)
Iraqi seeks clarification from Rosneft about energy deal with Kurdistan region Iraqi seeks clarification from Rosneft about energy deal with Kurdistan region
- October 23, 2017

But after the devastating loss of Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurds have been left disillusioned. The United Nations has expressed concerns about these reports, but the Iraqi government has denied the allegations. United Nations officials have received allegations that 150 houses were burned down and 11 detonated in Tuz Khurmato (55 miles south of Kirkuk), and that Turkmen political party offices in Kirkuk were assaulted. (more...)
Trump didn't remember Sgt. La David T. Johnson's name, but we will Trump didn't remember Sgt. La David T. Johnson's name, but we will
- October 23, 2017

Wilson was among those mourning Johnson at the funeral service. "This is a young woman with child who is grieved to her soul". He said he was incensed that Wilson revealed details of what he deemed to be a "sacred" conversation. The account wrote about assembling "ten good men to help carry out a lynching", adding that they "must have own horse and saddle" but "rope will be provided". (more...)
Mariah Carey Hit for $50k by Burglars Mariah Carey Hit for $50k by Burglars
- October 23, 2017

The pair were first introduced by mutual friend Brett Ratner at the premiere of Hercules in 2014. By 2016, they started shacking. Packer presented her a 37-page pre-nuptial agreement. She was kind, exciting and fun. "Right now, they're not sure if they will stay together". 'Mariah is a woman of substance. The song is the singer's latest festive effort following two Christmas-themed albums - 1994's "Merry Christmas" and 2010's "Merry Christmas II You" - and her iconic hit "All I Want For ... (more...)

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