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Fire Breaks Out in Narendra Modi's PMO Office


Room No. 242 belonged to a section officer of the prime minister's office. News reports described the fire as being minor. The PMO spokesperson had said that the fire was caused due to a short-circuit in a UPS. The situation is now under control, there have been no casualties reported Officials Reported to Media. More details were awaited at the time of writing this news. Read More »

The DPRK stated that nuclear war could begin at any time


Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat " from the United States since the 1970s - and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense. Read More »

Pilot killed after Spanish fighter jet crashes outside Madrid


Lieutenant Fernando Pérez Serrano, 26, suddenly crashed to the ground as the F-18 fighter jet was taking off from Torrejon de Ardoz airbase around 11am local time. The Eurofighter-type military aircraft in Spain on October 12th due to national holiday, crashed during his return to his base in Albacete, and 34-year-old pilot lost his life. Read More »

Rise in hate crime in England and Wales


Figures on the number of hate crime offences recorded by police for the full 12 months have not yet been published. The Home Office (interior ministry) said there were 80,393 offences in 2016/17, a rise of 29 percent from the year before and the largest percentage increase since the figures were first collated five years ago. Read More »

Shopian: Militant killed in 'scuffle', say police


In the scuffle with villagers, one militant was reported killed after he was hit by his own bullet. Sheikh, who was now a halqa president of PDP, was shifted to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The slain militant was identified as Showkat Ahmad Kumar son of Abdul Ahad Kumar, resident of Trenz Shopian . "The gunmen took Sheikh outside his house and shot him from point blank range". Read More »

Backed Syrian force expects victory in Raqqa within days


A witness said fighting appeared to be nearly at an end with only sporadic bursts of gunfire. "The group showed off its might in this square". Militia fighters celebrated in the streets, chanted slogans from their vehicles and raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium. Read More »

20 killed, 70 wounded in deadly twin bombing in Afghanistan


More than 100 people were injured in the attack on the station in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province, according to local news reports. Three officials told Reuters that the provincial police chief was among the dead, but the ministry said it could only confirm that he had been wounded. Read More »

QCG meets today in Oman on Afghan peace process


Pakistan has pressed the Taliban to join the peace talks amid diplomatic efforts to find out a peaceful solution to the Afghan problem. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, US Assistant Seceratry of State Alice Wells and Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai led their respective delegations. Read More »

Man accused of killing Muslim teen indicted on capital murder charges


A grand jury in Fairfax county held up indictments against 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres , who was charged with murder after attacking Hassanen and her friends with a baseball bat. Her body was found in a pond in Loudoun County. Authorities later said it appeared the attack was road-rage related and did not appear to be a hate crime. Read More »

Turkish Government Extends State of Emergency for Fifth Time


Strained ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies deepened last week after Turkish authorities detained a Turkish employee of the U.S. The National Security Council of Turkey, a meeting of which was held on October 16 under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adopted a number of recommendations, the Turkish media reports. Read More »

Winston Peters: Further talks with National, Labour


He would not say how long that would take or give details on what else had to be covered off. It was heavy with criticism of both Labour and National, and outlined much of NZ First's policy platform that appeals to rural voters. NZ First's policies are more aligned with those of Labour - both favors curbing immigration and foreign ownership, renegotiating certain trade deals and changes to the central bank's approach to monetary policy, Reuters reported. Read More »

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Ophelia 'sweeps Ireland'


Shannon Airport will remain open throughout Monday, despite the potential impact of Hurricane Ophelia. Warnings have been issued by the Foreign Office and Met Office, advising people to follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation warnings given. Read More »

Kane returns on WWE Monday Night RAW


And he's officially been added to the main event of TLC . Sunday's TLC is not one of them. The match ended when Crews hit his sitout powerbomb on Anderson for the pin. Rollins hit Cesaro with his Kings Landing knee, and Ambrose followed with Dirty Deeds for the 1-2-3. This eventually led to Ambrose and Rollins reuniting on Raw and the two went on to win the Raw Tag Team Championships at SummerSlam. Read More »

Trump Decision to End Insurance Subsidies Sparks Outrage, Lawsuits


But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has played golf twice with Trump in the last week, said that the president called Sen. The executive order would allow insurance companies to sell cheap, junk insurance, luring healthy customers out of comprehensive plans protected by ACA safeguards and driving up health insurance costs for everybody who isn't in ideal health. Read More »

United States to face Portugal in November friendly


It is unclear who'll be coaching the Americans for next month's friendly after Bruce Arena resigned last week. But they have a game. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said last week that he was unsure if the U.S. The USSF statement on Monday said a coach to oversee the squad following Arena's departure would be determined in "the coming days". The last encounter was during the group stage at the 2014 World Cup, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. Read More »

Freed Canadian hostage didn't believe Trump was president


Ms Coleman was pregnant at the time of their abduction and had the children while she was a hostage. Mr Boyle said the children were now 4, 2 and "somewhere around 6 months". The couple arrived with three children, one of whom had suffered a "medical emergency", according to Mr Boyle, in the aftermath of what reports said was a gun battle in Pakistan on Wednesday. Read More »

Evaluating Insider Trading And Ownership For Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)


The company surged 0.6% and closed its last trading session at $86.1. Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. This continues to be an interesting story, and we look forward to updating it again soon on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Amalgamated Bank & Trust holds 16,403 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Read More »

X-ray results on Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's shoulder were negative


But according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the injury and AC joint sprain in his right shoulder and something that should hopefully not prevent him from playing. Fitzpatrick threw for 290 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 22-of-32 completions in the eventual defeat to Arizona, which did feature a strong comeback attempt by the Bucs. Read More »

Space aliens abducted her at age 7, says GOP candidate for Congress

Among the tidbits she said the aliens let her in on: that Africa is Earth's "energy center", there's a stockpile of 30,000 non-human skulls buried in a Malta cave, and "God is a universal energy". "She got into details that are not very mainstream", Yabor told the Miami Herald . A Miami attorney, Rick Yabor, told the Herald her hard-to-believe assertions could hurt her political ambitions. Read More »

'President Trump needs another hug'


On Sunday, referencing Trump's tweet, Gandhi tweeted: "Modi ji quick; looks like President Trump needs another hug". "Ahead of elections, it will rain sops in Gujarat", he said on his Twitter handle, using the phrase " jumlon ki barish (rain sops)" in his Hindi tweet. Read More »

UN General Assembly elects 15 members into Human Rights Council

Pakistan , along with 11 other countries, was elected as a member state of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council by the body's General Assembly on Monday, securing more than two-thirds of the vote. Human rights groups note that Qatar's economy is driven by a migrant labor industry in which workers have few legal protections and often end up trapped in their jobs, unable to return to their home countries. Read More »

Storm Ophelia turns sun red over parts of England


There's a misty reddish look to the sky, while the sun has also turned a red colour. The South Coast has experienced it most of the morning and it is now moving north. "It's certainly spectacular at the moment and quite a talking point, we've had a lot of calls about it". "As Ophelia has come up from the Azores, the storm has picked up Saharan dust from North Africa and picked up dust from wild fires in Spain and Portugal", a spokeswoman for Britain's Met Office said. Read More »

Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut for meth gets $37500 from Orlando

A man who was arrested after police mistook the glaze on his Krispy Kreme doughnut for crystal meth has received a $37,500 settlement. In Riggs-Hopkins arrest report, she wrote he noticed a "rock like substance" on the floorboard of Rushing's vehicle and, through several years of experience in law enforcement recognized the substance as some sort of narcotic. Read More »

City smash seven as Palace upset Chelsea


The Gunners had taken the lead through Per Mertesacker's first-half header, but were pegged back 20 minutes from time when Troy Deeney converted a penalty after Hector Bellerin was alleged to have brought down Richarlison. "Manchester United came here for a point and got it", said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with a sigh. Gabriel Jesus scored twice and David Silva , Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva also netted for City, which has a league-best 29 goals . Read More »