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Death Toll Rises To 7 In Kabul's Green Zone Bombing

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A suicide bomber reportedly detonated an explosive device inside Kabul's 'Green Zone' in the vicinity of the Australian embassy. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack . In another bomb attack, 15 cadets were killed at Marshal Fahim Military Academy in Kabul on Saturday. A defence ministry spokesman told Al Jazeera that the blast happened outside their building. Read More »

Australian Minister sorry for 'Irish accent' warning

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A news report from Nine News Melbourne details cases of scammers claiming they will carry out various oddjobs or maintenance work for cash, but making off with the money instead. She said recent scammers operating in the area had been backpackers from the United Kingdom and Ireland. I admit I delivered this message poorly. She added: 'I sincerely apologise for causing offence and my poor choice of words'. Read More »

Cardi B Opens Up About Planning Her Dream Wedding

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And the outspoken rapper - whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar - has revealed she often discusses music business-related issues with her fiancé. Cardi B was "so emotional" when Offset asked her to marry him and gushed about how he had encouraged her to follow her dreams. Read More »

Manhattan terror attack suspect ID'd as Sayfullo Saipov, Uzbekistan native from Florida

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Also briefed was Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, the department said in a statement Tuesday evening. Witnesses and the authorities described Saipov shouting "Allahu Akbar" - or "God is great" in Arabic - as he carried out the attack and left handwritten notes in Arabic next to the truck, said a law enforcement official who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. Read More »

Australian detention center on Papua New Guinea loses power

Australian-funded security staff have abandoned the site, and electricity, food, and drinking water have been cut off to detainees. Australian Greens senator Nick McKim was on Manus island and said the transition facilities were not ready, sparking a furious rebuke from Immigration Minister Peter Dutton who accused him of spreading false information. Read More »

Why the Mueller indictments should terrify Trump

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Seeing the investigation as a political threat, they are urging a more combative approach to Mueller that would damage his credibility and effectively kneecap his investigation. Nunes intends to issue subpoenas if people decline to appear, according to people briefed on his plans. Special counsel Robert Mueller's charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other aides mark a new phase in his sprawling investigation into Russian Federation and President ... Read More »

Uluru climbing ban 'very likely'

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Climbing one of Australia's most famous landmarks, Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock), will end in two years after Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board voted unanimously to ban the practice from October 2019. "It is an extremely important place, not a playground or theme park like Disneyland". We welcome tourists here. However, since the site was handed back to its traditional owners in 1985, visitors have been asked to reconsider any plans to climb the rock. Read More »

House Tax Chief Says He Plans to Preserve 401(k) Pretax Limits

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The plan originally unveiled by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans called for shrinking the number of tax brackets from seven to three, with respective tax rates of 12 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. House Speaker Paul Ryan discussed the bill in a meeting with leaders of outside conservative groups and told them that the full text of the bill would not be released Wednesday, but rather significant details of the bill would be discussed instead, according to multiple ... Read More »

New GOP tax plan retains 39.6 percent rate

The decision to preserve half of the state and local tax deductions (or SALT) is being offered by House Republican leaders as a compromise to GOP members in high-tax states like New York , New Jersey and California. "I will not vote for that", she told reporters. Top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump, will be lobbying in the USA for a tax overhaul while President Donald Trump is traveling in Asia. Read More »

Pollution in cities breaches safety limits

London, Southampton and Leeds were among the worst offenders at 15µg/m3, but the crown for most polluted air goes to Glasgow, coming in at 16µg/m3. But the council has strongly denied the town has air quality problems and has written to the RCP seeking an urgent meeting on the matter. Read More »

Deadline For Absentee Ballot Requests is November 1st

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You can either vote in person or turn in your ballot into the boxes around town. If you're mailing your ballot back in Denver, you can sign up for Ballot Trace to be sure your ballot makes it back to your county clerk in time to be counted. Read More »

Indonesia's manufacturing PMI falls to 50.1 in October

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The PMIs are widely watched leading indicators of essential parts of China's economy, the world's second biggest. The final Markit/Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) was a seasonally adjusted 52.8, above the preliminary reading of 52.5 and just below September's final reading of 52.9. Read More »

Fisherman hooks human remains in Lincoln Park lagoon

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Police charged Brian Peck with first-degree murder with premeditation and great probability of death, and with concealing a homicide. An Illinois man is accused of his mother's brutal and premeditated murder after a fisherman found the incomplete remains of a dismembered body in a Chicago lagoon Saturday. Read More »

Baltimore Schools Condemn Racially Insensitive Inmate, Freddie Gray Costumes

Officers testified there wasn't a crowd of onlookers at some of the subsequent stops, when Gray could have been put in a seatbelt before he was later injured during the ride to a police station. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in police custody in 2015 when his neck was severed inside a police van. The death raises questions about police brutality and caused riots throughout the city. Read More »

Melania Stuns Leaving White House In Black Dress

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The White House has had a spooky Halloween makeover as it prepares to open its doors to trick-or-treaters on Monday, Oct. 30. The web of decorations were put up on Friday ahead of the First Lady's Halloween event for trick-or-treaters. Read More »

Irish Rail passengers told to prepare for all-out strike tomorrow

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Ireland's soccer World Cup qualifier play-off match against Denmark in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin takes place on one of the planned strike days, November 14th. Regional representative of the NBRU, John Ford told the Leader on Tuesday afternoon that the "strike is going ahead". Unions representing staff at the State-owned rail operator are seeking pay rises of about 3.75 per cent per annum - similar to the increases secured by Dublin Bus and Luas staff after strikes past year. Read More »

China denies plan to make tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

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China on Tuesday rejected a media report that Beijing is planning to build a 1,000-km tunnel to divert the Brahmaputra waters. A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had on Monday claimed that Chinese engineers were testing techniques that could be used to build a 1000 km-long tunnel from Tibet to Xinjiang. Read More »

Tigers make appearance in first College Football Playoff poll

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The Bulldogs need to run the table in the regular season against SC (6-2, 4-2 SEC), 16th-ranked Auburn (6-2, 4-1), Kentucky (6-2, 3-2) and Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2 ACC). They have only one Power 5 win over a team with a record over.500 (Northwestern). Notre Dame is coming off a dismal 4-8 season a year ago that made many suspect Coach Brian Kelly was not long for South Bend. Read More »

Surprise! TCU, Iowa State to battle for 1st place in Big 12

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There's no different strategies". The 25th-ranked Cyclones, bolstered by a standout senior class searching for its first winning season, host No. 4 TCU on Saturday. "But they have 2 or 3 guys that can go, and they've got a running back that's hard to bring down", Patterson said. There's a good chance, a really good chance, that the second team in the championship game will have two losses, and the way it's all going, maybe three. Read More »

Deschamps extends France contract

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The former midfielder, captain of the France side that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, was appointed in 2012 to succeed Laurent Blanc . The 49-year-old guided France to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals before finishing runners-up to Portugal at Euro 2016. Read More »

'Impious'? Outrage Over Anne Frank Name on New German Train

The combination of Anne Frank and a train calls for associations with Jewish persecutions and deportations during World War II. This move was part of an effort to name trains after 25 famous Germans chosen by the public, which means people will also be getting trains named after Karl Marx and Marlene Dietrich. Read More »

Armour School Holding Trunk Or Treat Event Halloween Night

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Seddon Baptist Church in Pell City has a trunk-or-treat from 6:30-8 p.m. also. Boo at the Zoo: Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Northpark Mall-o-Ween: Saturday from 4 p.m. Hal and Mal's Halloween Party: Saturday from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Commerce Street. Thousands made it out to the Halloween event to stock up on some delicious candy as well as get to know their first responders. Read More »

Indian Students Attacked In Milan, Sushma Swaraj Asks Them Not To Panic

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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday reached out to Indian students in Milan amid reports of a couple of them being "attacked" over the past fortnight. However, there was no clarity whether the attacks were racially motivated. Some Indian students at Milan in northern Italy were assaulted in a string of incidents, even as Prime Minister Narendra hosted his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni on Monday and the two leaders agreed to breathe fresh life into the bilateral ... Read More »

Here's Everything We Know About Manhattan Terror Suspect Sayfullo Saipov

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In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, officers respond to a report of gunfire along West Street near the pedestrian bridge at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in New York , Tuesday, Oct. "Thoughts & prayers as we monitor the situation". Four months later, a terror attack at a Christmas Market, in Berlin, Germany, left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded when a suspect drove a truck through a crowd. Read More »

Court in Spain summons deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to charge him

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A day after he arrived in Brussels, Carles Puigdemont told a packed news conference he would return home "immediately" if a fair judicial process were guaranteed in Spain. "I am convinced, according to the information that I have, that there would have been a violent reaction" if he and his colleagues had remained in Catalonia, he said, speaking alongside several of his top former ministers who he said agreed with him to leave Catalonia on Friday night. Read More »