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House passes sanctions bills targeting Hezbollah

The 423-2 vote was on the final bill in a legislative package adopted over two days, representing the first action from Congress against Iran since President Donald Trump earlier this month refused to certify the country is complying with the terms of the nuclear pact. Read More »

Waymo bringing self-driving auto tests to wintery MI roads


When Ford tested its early version of a self-driving vehicle two winters ago, its LIDAR sensor picked up falling snowflakes, prompting the company to develop software to help the laser sensor distinguish between snow and obstacles. "Over the last 8 years, Waymo's vehicles have self-driven more than 3.5 millionmiles on public roads in over 20 American cities", Waymo said. Earlier this year, they had over 100 vehicles and they announced plans to expand their fleet in Phoenix to over 500 ... Read More »

Rabri Devi prepares for Chhath puja, Tejashwi Yadav shares pics on Twitter


As people from Bihar & UP mostly move here for jobs and all. And this year Chhath Puja will be observed for four days that starts from October 24 to October 27. So that people can easily stay on the Chhath puja site without any problem. The CM went to the Chhath Ghat in the evening. According to a press release received from the Office of the Commissioner of Police here today, there will be major diversions of vehicular traffic along arterial and other roads from 1 pm of October ... Read More »

Dineshwar Sharma not interlocutor, but special representative


Sharma said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India was "full and final" adding that the party was celebrating the accession day as Vilay Diwas (Integration Day). Sharma said this was not the programme of one political party but of every resident of the state and therefore must be celebrated with full vigour and enthusiasm in every home in the region. Read More »

Announcement: RT and Sputnik Advertising


Twitter's decision comes at a time when tech companies are being increasingly scrutinized for their roles in facilitating Russian propaganda during the United States election. Twitter's presentation on Capitol Hill drew sharp criticism from a key senator who accused the social media company of not being aggressive enough in probing Russian interference in the election. Read More »

Indigenous population growing quickly on PEI


Figures released by Canada's statistics agency on Wednesday give a snapshot from the 2016 national census of the country's increasing diversity and growing share of newcomers. About 27 per cent of immigrants in Cornwall are refugees who were granted permission to stay in Canada because they had to flee their home country and have a well-founded fear of being able to return. Read More »

Spanish markets rise on report of possible Catalan election


Madrid insists it can not negotiate secession, and prime minister Mariano Rajoy is seeking to activate constitutional powers that will allow the government to take over control of much of the autonomous region's affairs. "I was ready to call an election if guarantees were given". Mr Puigdemont will deliver an address at 12.30pm, his office has said. Mr Puigdemont risks being charged with rebellion, something that could land him in jail. Read More »

Stamp Paper Scam Convict Abdul Karim Telgi Passes Away


Telgi, 57, who was convicted in four fake stamp paper cases and was sentenced to life in the Central Prison in Bengaluru , was moved to the Victoria Hospital 11 days ago. Recently, Telgi was in the news when former DIG (Prisons) D Roopa alleged that prison authorities were giving him preferential treatment in the prison. Read More »

Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

What's the catch? Well, for starters, she's a ROBOT! The robot , named Sophia , designed by Hong Kong Company Hanson Robotics , showed how it can interact like humans at the event. Sorkin went on to ask the humanoid robots whether her kind know they are robots and are they self-aware. Many in the design industry have already expressed concerns about the way humans and robots will live together. Read More »

Soldier returned by Pakistan court martialed in India

Chavan was tried by a General Court Martial and he pleaded guilty, they said. Once Chavan had crossed over into PoK in September a year ago, the Army had taken up the matter with Pakistani military authorities through the existing DGMO-level hotline. Read More »

Sachin Pilot challenges Rajasthan gag and shield ordinance in High Court


The minister referred to a study cited by the state government which said over 73% of such cases were false. "She has relented by asking the bill to be referred to a selected committee because of the Opposition's pressure". In an interview to PTI , Chaudhary said the amendments in the code of criminal procedure and the code of civil procedure seek to "insulate" public servants from day-to-day allegations driven by "vested interests which create a fear psychosis in their minds and ultimately ... Read More »

Samsung likely to launch beta Android 8.0 Oreo

The info was revealed in a post by Samsung Turkey, so it is, in fact, coming from an official source. This was first reported by XDA developers . The Samsung phones will also get all the key Android Oreo features like - restrictions on background apps, picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, new emojis, notification channels, predictive text selection, and also the Night Mode feature. Read More »

SAP overhauls sales practices as it faces US probe on South Africa

SAP said that between December 2016 and June 2017, it secured two further contract with Eskom with the help of a Gupta-related entity. A statement published today reveals that to date there is no evidence that the firm paid a South African government official, Transnet or Eskom employees. Read More »

Pak EC accepts Imran's apology in contempt of court case


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dropped contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after he tendered a written apology over his remarks in which he had accused the electoral body of bias. Read More »

Fire breaks out in Garib Nagar area of Bandra East


Fire rescue officials, according to reports, struggled hard to reach the spot. No casualties have been reported as of publishing this. National media reported that 16 fire engines have been pressed into service to douse the massive fire. Read More »

At least 4 killed in Finland train crash


The train and one of the vehicles collided, killing three conscripts overseas the truck and a passenger on the train , officials said. The country's defence minister said the day "had started with grim news" and added: "I feel grief". In Finland , the last serious accident was in 1998 when a train traveling at more than 100 kilometers an hour derailed in Jyvaskyla in central Finland , killing 11 people and injuring 39. Read More »

Linking of mobile with Aadhaar: SC denies urgent hearing


The government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar cards with bank accounts, permanent account numbers (PAN), income tax return (ITR), social security schemes and mobile phones . The court had suggested that the existing pre-paid mobile users, who are 90 percent of the total mobile users, may be asked to give identity details at the time of re-charge as done while giving fresh SIM cards to users. Read More »

30 killed in Indonesia factory explosion

Police said that an electrical fault is believed to have caused the explosion , however, they are still investigating the cause. The factory with more than 50 employees began operating less than two months ago, he said. "I saw people including women were jumping from above, oh my God", he added. A factory worker at the hospital in Keramat Kati said the fire erupted in the middle of production. Read More »

Tipu Sultan died historic death fighting British: President


On October 25, the president will grace the "Vajramahothsava" - Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on completion of 60 years of the Vidhana Soudha and address the members of both Houses of the Karnataka Legislature . After this senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister KS Eshwarappa said, "The speech was a deliberate attempt by the Congress to make the President praise Tipu Sultan". Read More »

Local victor of $105000000 lottery jackpot to be revealed

There have only been two other winners from the Syracuse area since Mega Millions started in 2002. Who is the holder of a $105,000,000 winning Mega Million ticket that was sold in Cortland County last month? But in recent years, it's struggled to compete with Powerball. Read More »

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan for talks on Kurd vote


The Kurdistan Regional Government , led by Barzani, said it would " propose to the (federal) government and Iraqi public opinion... the freezing of the results of the referendum... Turkey would provide "necessary support" to the Iraqi central government to take control of the Habur crossing point between northern Iraq and Turkey, Yildirim added. Read More »

Trump admin makes it more hard for H-1B visa extension


Even after External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj said a couple of days ago that she had raised the issue of H1B visa with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the new Trump administration memo regarding these visas has been completely antithetical. Read More »

Swiss couple harassed, brutally attacked near Agra


One of the four attackers has been arrested. The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones, according to the report. I still can not understand why they attacked us. "The couple came to the police station and we took them to a hospital for treatment". She initially thought she would be spared by the boys. Read More »

NIA searches Hizb chief son's residence in Kashmir


They added that the NIA sleuths took some phones and a laptop along. NIA raided the house of Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid Yousuf , in Soibugh village of Kashmir's Budgam district. Also, NIA said that Syed revealed names of his associates overseas associated with the Hizbul and involved in raising, collecting and transferring funds from overseas to India. Read More »

Baby in her arms, woman shot dead in Delhi


Although earlier it was reported that the woman identified as Priya Mehra succumbed to bullet injuries on Tuesday night when she was travelling in a vehicle along with her husband Pankaj and son. They wanted to fire more rounds, but the pistol jammed, Pankaj told police, adding that he sped away in his auto from there and took her to a hospital. Read More »