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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says to boost Afghan mission by 3000 troops


The West says it is determined to stabilize a country facing resurgent rebels 16 years after the United States sought to topple the Taliban rulers who had harbored the al Qaeda militants behind attacks on NY and Washington. U.S. Army General John Nicholson, the commander of the Resolute Support mission and of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said in February that several thousand more troops would make a difference in weakening the Taliban and other Islamist militants. Read More »

Tipu Jayanti: Prohibitory orders in Udupi district

He claimed that during 2015 Tipu Jayanti, there were violent protests in Kodagu district and other parts of the State, resulting in a law and order situation. In response to these questions, the court asked the Advocate General, representing the state government, if there are laws or guidelines pertaining to allocation of money for such events. Read More »

Royal Caribbean reports record third quarter earnings


The company reported $3.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.41 by $0.08. Reynders Mcveigh Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) for 4,200 shares. Read More »

Counter-terrorism operation underway in Paris


The office of the Swiss Attorney General said the investigation was based on suspicions that groups proscribed under Swiss law, such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, were believed to have been plotting attacks. It is believed that those arrested in Switzerland and France had been in contact with each other. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who says 32 attack plots have been thwarted in the past two years in France, played down the latest operation when asked about it during a visit to ... Read More »

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill to perform in Grand Forks on July 10


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be heading back to Iowa in 2018. They go on sale November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and are available online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the PREMIER Center box office. on Showime, on-air, on demand and over the internet. Ticket Prices: $119.50, $89.50 & $69.50 plus handling fees. Ticket buyers will also get a copy of the new album according to the Soul2SoulTour website. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's tech ambitions just took a black eye with sweeping arrests


US President Donald Trump publicly appealed on Saturday for Saudi Arabia to list national oil company Saudi Aramco's shares in NY, intervening in a battle among the world's top stock exchanges. Saudi officials expect an IPO to value Aramco at around $2 trillion. Relaxing this rule would mean Saudi Aramco could do deals with the Saudi government without shareholder approval. Read More »

Gov. Rauner Visits Yorkville Farm; Declares Harvest Emergency For State


Haulers must also get permits from local road jurisdictions if they intend to haul above legal weight limits. The emergency declaration began Sunday, November 5, and will remain in effect for the next 45 days. Farmers in IL can move more grain in every truckload for the next 45 days. Data from the U.S.D.A. shows, the IL corn harvest was running 17 percent behind last years. Read More »

Firearms stolen from unmarked San Mateo County sheriff's vehicle in San Francisco

Two firearms, ammunition and a bulletproof vest were stolen in San Francisco on Friday night from a San Mateo County sheriff's deputy's vehicle, authorities said. It's also unclear what agency the stolen equipment belonged to, Zuno said. This burglary comes in the middle of the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who is charged with killing Kate Steinle in 2015. Read More »

Syria indicates it will sign Paris climate accord


The United States ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement - aimed at limiting global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) - before Trump took office. But so far, policy analysts and environmental experts are doubtful Trump will renege on his decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement . Read More »

Scottish Parliament offices evacuated following discovery of 'suspect packages'


Business returned to normal after police gave the all-clear, the Scottish parliament said. 'Security guards then went round each floor of the MSP block saying there had been an incident and asking everyone to leave. "The Parliament's Incident Management Team has been activated". It is belived that the evacuation took place after a suspect package, containing a white powder , was discovered in the part of parliament where MSPs have their offices. Read More »

Ex-Welsh minister Carl Sargeant dead after allegations about conduct


He said he was told about the existence of the allegations against him by First Minister Carwyn Jones but had not been given details about the claims. UK Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson said: "I campaigned with Carl for many years". The politician, who has been representing constituents in the Welsh Assembly since 2003, became Labour's chief whip before taking on several cabinet positions. Read More »

Pulwama encounter: Masood Azhar's nephew among 3 militants killed


I am thankful that for the first time they have owned up that he is the nephew of Masood Azhar. He is the nephew of Moulana Azhar. The killings of JeM' leaders come after China has once again blocked a proposal at the United Nations to list Jaish-e-Muhammad's chief Masood Azhar as a globally designated terrorist, irking its neighbouring country, India. Read More »

Texas university lifts lockdown after campus traffic incident leads to shooting


The lockdown was lifted around 8 a.m. CST. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available . TCU Alert - All clear . The suspected gunman missed the other driver, but bumped into the driver while trying to drive the bus away from the scene, police said . The suspect was described as a black male wearing a white shirt and black pants, driving a university shuttle bus. Read More »

Trump Pushes Japan to Buy More American-Made Military Gear

He added that the United States military and the country's allies are prepared to "defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities". The senior administration official said it is believed that the three "did not keep score". The group, which calls itself the "No Trump Coalition", also plans to protest on Wednesday near Seoul's parliament, where Trump is to make a speech calling on the worldwide community to maximize pressure on North Korea. Read More »

Indian man jailed 27 years for funding Al Qaeda

U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary knew that his job carried risks with it, but he said he underestimated the toll it would take on his family until a defendant tried to hire a hitman to kill him. Judge Sargus said it was ironic that he was sentencing Mohammad in a federal courtroom where thousands of people had been naturalized as USA citizens over the years. Read More »

Businesses Salute the Military Community this Veteran's Day


Free six-ounce frozen yogurt on Saturday . One restaurant, Chipotle , has an offer on Tuesday instead of the weekend. Also, from November 12-16, military members receive 20 percent off their check. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on November 10, from 5 noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Offering a 20% discount to all Veterans, Active duty military, and their immediate families, on Veterans Day 2016. Read More »

Outsider to investigate accusations against Florida senator


Speaking to reporters on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott called the allegations of sexual harassment against Latvala, a veteran lawmaker and political consultant, "disgusting", and said, if true, he should be "out of office". Negron then ordered a "professional, independent, third-party investigation". Latvala submitted a brief letter requesting a temporary leave of absence from the committee chairmanship "until this matter is resolved". Read More »

Gujarat polls: BJP launchers door-to-door campaign with PM Modi's letter


Interestingly, both Mevani and members of Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) were among those detained on numerous occasions before the poll schedule for Gujarat was announced. However, on the main demand of reservation, Congress said that it is a technical issue, and a decision will be taken after it takes legal advice. "In my opinion, promises of reservation are just a gimmick to gain emotional support from the community and it has no validity of logical support". Read More »

Patriots notebook: Brian Hoyer happy to be in familiar place


New England signed Brian Hoyer to backup Brady. "And I think that had a part to do with it, too". "For me, I have a ton of respect for Kyle Shanahan and what he does", Hoyer added. An ESPN The Magazine feature mentioned the two are at odds regarding a possible conflict emerging between Belichick and Brady's trainer, Alex Guerrero, while an NBC report mentioned the relationship between the coach and quarterback might be strained. Read More »

Funeral prayers offered for Pakistani diplomatic staffer killed in Afghanistan


A Pakistani diplomatic official was shot and killed in Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, but the motive for the deadly attack was not immediately clear. Afghanistan's relations are often tense with Pakistan, which has been accused by Kabul of secretly supporting extremists who are attempting to overthrow the Afghan government. Read More »

Polls open in Virginia, North Carolina for 2017 Election


Virginia and New Jersey are the only two states electing a new governor. In the governor's race in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy, a former investment banker and US ambassador to Germany, has a comfortable lead in polls over Republican Kim Guadagno, the state's lieutenant governor, who has been hampered by her association with the unpopular Christie. Read More »

Much cooler with another round of rain on Tuesday


We'll still be below average, but top out in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Expect cool conditions today with highs in the low and mid-50s. On Wednesday , rain chances will begin early in the morning and last through most of the day. Read More »

Afforable Care Act signups spike at open enrollment's first days


Plans do not roll over year to year unless individual action is taken. The study, conducted by HealthPocket , found that the average 40-year-old, nonsmoking Wyomingite will pay $608.65 per month for an average, unsubsidized plan. The federal poverty level ranges from a single person making around $12,000 annually to a family that makes $48,000 annually. Subsidy payments for those in the marketplace have increased and so in many cases, people can get more affordable and possibly better ... Read More »

Fox News breaches Ofcom impartiality rules


Hannity's January 31 program showed "several video clips of public figures reacting critically" but host Sean Hannity "repeatedly dismissed or ridiculed" the clips, which were pre-recorded, preventing those featured in the clips from responding. Read More »

More than 20 flights affected due to smog in Delhi


The national capital woke up on Tuesday morning to "severe" air quality under a blanket of thick haze, as pollution levels breached the permissible standards by multiple times . Farmers in the north to the country also have a role in the crisis - with some continuing to burn crop stubble following the harvest season despite there being an official ban on the practice. Read More »

Tiger attacks zookeeper in front of horrified onlookers


None of the zookeepers were present at the site when the tiger named typhoon attacked her. The woman was then able to escape and ran to a secure part of the compound. Her husband Dr Nitesh Srivastava, a doctor from India working in Russian Federation, said today his wife was "stable" in intensive care but had "multiple fractures" and thanked well-wishers for their support. Read More »

War not an option. But tensions with India will continue: Pakistan PM


Adding that it should be left to the people of Kashmir to decide, he refuted support of "Independent Kashmir .' He further added that Pakistan was open for talks as they are the only way forward". The Pakistan PM was answering questions on a range of topics from Afghanistan, civil-military ties, disqualification Nawaz Sharif, to relations with India and the Kashmir issue. Read More »