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Bergdahl apologizes to troops wounded while searching for him Bergdahl apologizes to troops wounded while searching for him
- October 31, 2017

Bergdahl was the first witness in what's expected to be a multi-day presentation by the defense to the judge who will decide his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. He checks his door at least three times to make sure it's secure each night and sleeps with a flashlight nearby. Bergdahl, 31, was held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years until 2014 when the Obama administration traded five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay , ... (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Rainy and windy, high near 50 TODAY'S FORECAST: Rainy and windy, high near 50
- October 31, 2017

MONDAY: Partly cloudy and warm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Expect Tuesday to be sunny, with highs around 60. Wind should be calm at about 8 miles per hour during the day and 5 miles per hour at night. The lows will not be as cold as last week, however, when the temperature dropped to 30 and 29 Friday and Saturday , respectively. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers before 11 p.m. (more...)
Narayan Rane will be made minister before winter session: CM Devendra Fadnavis Narayan Rane will be made minister before winter session: CM Devendra Fadnavis
- October 31, 2017

The article is titled " theek lage toh dekho, warna chod do " (see if it's fine, otherwise leave it) and says that if the Shiv Sena is seen as a hard partner then the BJP-led Fadnavis government is free to move on. "The people are stressed because of inflation, and the BJP is more concerned about its own publicity", the leader said. "And even if the Shiv Sena is not there, the government is prepared to take the support of those tainted by the irrigation scam", a reference to Sharad Pawar's ... (more...)
John Oliver Lays Into Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Postal Vote John Oliver Lays Into Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Postal Vote
- October 31, 2017

He also took aim at 7.30's controversial report on a gay couple opposed to marriage equality, the furore surrounding Macklemore's NRL grand final performance, and No campaigner Sophie York of the Marriage Alliance, who suggested gay marriage be referred to as "garriage". (more...)
'Army Can't Be On Speed Dial': Mumbai Bridge-Building Plan Criticised 'Army Can't Be On Speed Dial': Mumbai Bridge-Building Plan Criticised
- October 31, 2017

Mumbai: The Indian Army has been tasked with rebuilding the Elphinstone bridge in Mumbai which collapsed on September 28 killing 23 people. Nirmalaji has called authorities from the army here. By 31st Jan the bridge will be built". The incident occurred in Prabhadevi Railway Station which was earlier known as the Elphinstone Road railway station. (more...)
Motorcyclist killed in collision after running red light on Linda Vista Road
- October 31, 2017

A driver of the vehicle complained of pain and was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Heims said. Crews from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department had to extricate the motorcyclist, who was declared dead on the scene. (more...)
Hostage held with Aussie man 'could lose life', Taliban warn
- October 31, 2017

Afghan and Western officials believe the men are being held by the Haqqani network, a militant group affiliated with the Taliban that has carried out many other kidnappings. In the second video, King, wearing a long beard, says: "My captors treat me well". "Taking and holding civilian hostages is reprehensible and we condemn such actions in the strongest terms". (more...)
RCPD gives a few safety tips for Halloween trick-or-treaters RCPD gives a few safety tips for Halloween trick-or-treaters
- October 31, 2017

Also when out after dark, someone should carry a flashlight and kids should wear or carry something with reflective tape or material. Sheriff Whittington said, "Parents can go to our website at http://www.bossiersheriff.com/sex-offenders and conduct a search to see where sex offenders reside in their neighborhood or the area where the children will be trick-or-treating". (more...)
Calls for charges against Catalan leaders Calls for charges against Catalan leaders
- October 31, 2017

But as workers went about their daily business despite uncertainty generated by the declaration, a big question mark remained over Puigdemont's whereabouts. Following this declaration, Madrid sacked Catalan's leaders and took control of the semi-autonomous region under a previously unused "nuclear option" in the constitution. (more...)
John Kelly calls Confederate general an 'honorable man' John Kelly calls Confederate general an 'honorable man'
- October 31, 2017

Lee has taken on outsized symbolism in the national, conversation about race and inclusion", the church said in a statement. Thank you for your feedback. White House chief of staff John Kelly said Monday he would not apologize for the false attacks he leveled against Rep. Frederica Wilson , D-Fla., earlier this month when he sought to defend President Donald Trump for his handling of a condolence call to the widow of a fallen soldier. (more...)
China hopes Trump's visit will improve peace, stability
- October 31, 2017

Because of recent Chinese actions, several countries in the region have expressed concern over the increasing Chinese assertiveness, an allegation denied by the top Chinese diplomat. On trade, Cui vigorously defended China's policies and stressed that Beijing is pursuing economic reforms aimed at closing the trade imbalance with the United States, which Trump railed on during his campaign. (more...)
Roque needs access to Duterte with new spokesman role: Ermita Roque needs access to Duterte with new spokesman role: Ermita
- October 31, 2017

If you want, just help the country with the many problems it is facing", he also said. But we do hope that Roque's appointment will not only help clear the air for the President's announcements but somehow reduce the bile and venom that comes from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) whenever the government deals with criticism on its policies. (more...)
Prabhas In A Car Chase In Abu Dhabi Prabhas In A Car Chase In Abu Dhabi
- October 31, 2017

While we may be in awe of him for that quality, it is giving his next director sleepless nights. "Prabhas doesn't want to use a body double for any of the scenes in Saaho ". The major highlight of Saaho is its promising supporting cast which includes Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi, Tinnu Anand and Arun Vijay in important roles. (more...)
Miley Cyrus Says 'Hannah Montana' Caused Miley Cyrus Says 'Hannah Montana' Caused "Extreme Damage In My Psyche"
- October 31, 2017

That being said, Miley struggled a lot, just like her character, to be a young teen and a professional at the same time. The 24-year-old singer got her big break in Disney show Hannah Montana when she was just 13 years old, but saw a huge shift in her image with the release of her 2013 album " Bangerz ", and she admitted she had no idea how big the change would be. (more...)
Liberal senator caught in citizen trap Liberal senator caught in citizen trap
- October 31, 2017

Senate President Stephen Parry plans to resign his position after receiving advice he could be a dual British citizen and ineligible to sit in parliament, The Australian has reported. Only Mr Canavan and South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon survived the challenge. "My father moved to Australia as a boy in 1951". He married my mother in 1960 and I was born that same year in Burnie. (more...)
Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hits back at vote 'interference' claims Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hits back at vote 'interference' claims
- October 31, 2017

The Unity Party said it would back a legal challenge to the result, accusing President Sirleaf of interfering in the vote. The statement, read by the chairman of the governing party, Wilmot Paye, declared a vote of no confidence in the electoral body saying it "cannot conduct any free, fair and transparent presidential election runoff in the wake of increasing and disturbing reports of alleged massive fraud". (more...)
Husband of Martin, TN homicide victim possibly involved in chase in MS
- October 31, 2017

A person of interest is reportedly dead and an officer injured following a standoff with police in MS, according to authorities. Investigators responded to the Higgs home on Brooks Drive for a welfare check on Wed., Oct. South of the Senatobia exit, Higgs crossed over from the southbound to northbound lanes, went approximately 1/8 to 1/2 of a mile and hit an 18-wheeler on the other side of the interstate. (more...)
Mother remembers daughter at vigil for domestic violence victims Mother remembers daughter at vigil for domestic violence victims
- October 31, 2017

The mission encourages members of the community to stand up, step up, and speak up in the wake of domestic violence. "This is a human issue". Roy Rios from the Texas Council on Family Violence said one in four gay men experience intimate partner violence, the same rate as straight women. (more...)
At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack
- October 31, 2017

Among the dead were a mother and three children, including a baby, all shot in the head, Hussein said. Police officer Ali Nur said: "Security forces have entered a small portion of the hotel building..." Witnesses in some previous attacks have said al-Shabaab fighters disguised themselves by wearing military uniforms. (more...)
Modi Flags Off Modi Flags Off "Run for Unity"
- October 31, 2017

Jain himself will remain present at the Run in Ahmedabad. "The country's first President, Rajendra Prasad, also expressed his pain at an attempt to forget Sardar", he said. "We can learn a lot from the extraordinary journey of this great son of India", the Prime Minister had said. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh , the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. (more...)
Williamson takes positives after close ODI series Williamson takes positives after close ODI series
- October 31, 2017

Particularly Tom Latham - from opening the batting to coming into the middle order, taking that role, adopting it like he has and batting so beautifully... "I think we put in some good performances, but you have got to be at your best when you play this Indian team, especially at home", he remarked. The cooler weather means conditions at Kanpur are different to what teams faced in Mumbai and Pune, and Southee said his team would have to adapt quickly to have any chance of winning tomorrow. (more...)
One dead in shooting near University of Utah; police searching for shooter One dead in shooting near University of Utah; police searching for shooter
- October 31, 2017

No other details were available at the time this article was written. Black clothing, beanie with cross, tear-drop tattoo on face. His name has not been released. Shelter in place. MORE INFORMATION TO COME'. Traffic is blocked off near the area, and Utah Transit Authority trains are not proceeding east of the stadium station at the west side of campus. (more...)
South Dakota college football players charged with rape South Dakota college football players charged with rape
- October 31, 2017

The Vermillion, South Dakota, police department said that Danny Rambo Jr., 20, had been charged with second degree rape and that Dale Williamson Jr., 21, had been charged with attempted second degree rape. The men were two of three United States dollars players suspended from Saturday's game against Southern Illinois for what was described as a violation of team rules. (more...)
Coalition to amend Overseas Investment Act to stop foreigners buying existing houses Coalition to amend Overseas Investment Act to stop foreigners buying existing houses
- October 31, 2017

Anyone who was not either a citizen or resident of New Zealand would not be allowed to purchase existing homes. "We stand strongly in the view that housing is a right". "This is the time it needs to be implemented". Mr English formally handed in his resignation as prime minister last Thursday after Ms Ardern's Labour party struck a deal to form a coalition with the Greens and Winston Peters' New Zealand First to help it form government. (more...)
Fellow Republican Begins Process To Challenge Rauner Fellow Republican Begins Process To Challenge Rauner
- October 31, 2017

In a news release, Ives says she is running to "restore common sense to IL". And with just about six weeks until the filing deadline for the March primary, Morthland says he and Ives are gathering petition signatures, recruiting volunteers, and trying to line up financial commitments for their campaign. (more...)
South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government
- October 31, 2017

China reiterated its concerns over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad , while South Korea said it didn't pose a strategic threat to Beijing. It is created to defend the country from an attack by North Korea, which has accelerated efforts to obtain the capability to hit the continental USA with a nuclear weapon. (more...)
Chechen accused of plotting to kill Putin wounded in Ukraine
- October 31, 2017

Okuyeva had links to Mosiychuk, having once worked for him in an advisory role. "As a result of the injuries she sustained, Amina died", Mr Gerashchenko said. The Chechen native was arrested in Odessa in 2012 in a joint operation by Russian and Ukrainian security forces, accused of making explosive devices along with his accomplices which they planned to use in an alleged plot to assassinate President Putin. (more...)
Sen. Menendez defense rests case Sen. Menendez defense rests case
- October 31, 2017

Among the witnesses who appeared for the defense were two of Menendez's colleagues: Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham and Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who is New Jersey's other senator. Menendez's attorneys said Walls prevented the introduction of key evidence and witnesses. "There's not even palpable merit to what you wish", he added. (more...)
Patidar leaders stay neutral to Rahul Gandhi's tour of Gujarat Patidar leaders stay neutral to Rahul Gandhi's tour of Gujarat
- October 31, 2017

Though a meeting between Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Mr. Patel is unlikely during Mr. Gandhi's three-day yatra in the State from November 1 to 3, an alliance between his organisation, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti ( PAAS ), and the Congress is a near certainty. (more...)
North Korea Conducts Mass Evacuation and Blackout Drills North Korea Conducts Mass Evacuation and Blackout Drills
- October 31, 2017

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the standoff between the United States (US) and North Korea over the Korean peninsula will be discussed during his bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump in November. Currently, if war with the North broke out, the South's forces would operate under US-led United Nations Command. On Oct. 28, Mattis blasted North Korea for "outlaw" behavior and vowed that the USA would never accept a nuclear North. (more...)

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