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BJP should read before criticising autonomy for Kashmir: Chidambaram BJP should read before criticising autonomy for Kashmir: Chidambaram
- October 30, 2017

Asked during an interaction in Rajkot whether he still felt that Jammu and Kashmir should be accorded greater autonomy to defuse the unrest in the valley, he said. Union Minister Smriti Irani too slammed the senior Congress leader over his statement on Kashmir. Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala had said J&K is an integral part of India and "will always remain so unquestionably". (more...)
Deposed Catalan leader urges 'democratic opposition' to Madrid takeover Deposed Catalan leader urges 'democratic opposition' to Madrid takeover
- October 29, 2017

The measures came after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence on Friday, reports the BBC. Spain took formal direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, firing the region's defiant separatist government a day after lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the prosperous northeastern region. (more...)
Trump declares opioid emergency Trump declares opioid emergency
- October 29, 2017

They said the White House would soon send Congress a request for money to combat opioids, with the goal of including it in a year-end spending package. Trump said the federal government will "pretty soon" start suing "bad actors", including people and companies that are "hurting our people". Dr. Mary Dowd, an addiction specialist who works at the Milestone Foundation's detox center in Portland and also treats Suboxone patients at Catholic Charities, agreed that there is value in continuing ... (more...)
Pair of Car Bombs Rip Mogadishu Pair of Car Bombs Rip Mogadishu
- October 29, 2017

Bombs in Mogadishu two weeks ago killed at least 358 people, the worst such attacks in the country's history, igniting nationwide outrage. The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab claimed Saturday's bombings in a statement on its Andalus radio station, saying its fighters had forced their way into the hotel. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj seeks investigation in Sherin Mathews adoption Sushma Swaraj seeks investigation in Sherin Mathews adoption
- October 28, 2017

Wesley Matthews is now in the Dallas County jail on suicide watch. Mathews, who changed his previous statement on the girl's disappearance and said the death was due to choking milk, was charged with the first-degree felony, which is punishable by life or from 5 to 99 years in prison. (more...)
Two Jailed Over South Africa Coffin Case Two Jailed Over South Africa Coffin Case
- October 28, 2017

They have said they feared being killed in prison and had pleaded for a suspended sentence. It shows the two men forcing Mlotshwa into a wooden coffin, using their power in a way that hearkens back to the days of apartheid. The 20-second video, widely circulated on social media a year ago, shows the victim Victor Mlotshwa cowering inside a coffin as one man pushes the lid down and the other threatens to put petrol and a snake inside. (more...)
This Tiny Island Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World This Tiny Island Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World
- October 28, 2017

The passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories were considered. American passport holders have less power to travel visa-free compared to countries such as Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom, having dropped down one tier in the Arton Capital passport index rankings since 2016. (more...)
Twitter Bans RT and Sputnik Advertising Citing Months-Old Intelligence Report Twitter Bans RT and Sputnik Advertising Citing Months-Old Intelligence Report
- October 27, 2017

In a statement, Twitter said it did make the decision to ban advertising from the two outlets lightly, and said it was looking to "protect the integrity of the user experience". Facebook disclosed last month it had found ads linked to fake accounts - likely run from Russian Federation - that sought to influence the USA election. (more...)
Pakistan won't fight America's proxy war in Afghanistan Pakistan won't fight America's proxy war in Afghanistan
- October 27, 2017

Tillerson told Abbasi that Pakistan is "so important regionally to our joint goals of providing peace and security to the region and providing opportunity for greater economic relationship". The minister claimed that almost 45 per cent of Afghanistan's territory was under Daesh's control, adding that terrorists would not need Pakistan for their hideouts as they have ample space available in Afghanistan. (more...)
Russian helicopter crashes into the sea near Norway Russian helicopter crashes into the sea near Norway
- October 27, 2017

He added that there was poor visibility and heavy snowfall in the region. The helicopter was on its way from the Pyramiden settlement to the coal mining port of Barentsburg, but was later confirmed to have gone down in the ocean. Russia's consul general in Svalbard, Viacheslav Nikolayev, told the Interfax news agency there were five crew members and three scientists on board. (more...)
Treasury slams CFPB in new report on arbitration Treasury slams CFPB in new report on arbitration
- October 26, 2017

To overturn it, Senate Republicans used an obscure legislative process called the Congressional Review Act which allows lawmakers to overturn a recently finalized rule by a majority vote. Class-action suits tend to counter this imbalance. Of the cash that was paid out, just under one quarter went to attorneys. It gives companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax a monopoly over our system of justice by blocking consumers' access to the courts. (more...)
Scott Brown: US ambassador to New Zealand investigated over inappropriate comments Scott Brown: US ambassador to New Zealand investigated over inappropriate comments
- October 26, 2017

Mr Brown said the reason he had commented on the guests' appearances in Samoa was because people he had seen prior to the event "were all dirty and grungy, and when we walked in, they were all dressed to the nines; they looked great". "Probably not", Mr Brown said on Wednesday. Brown, who is a Republican and was a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign previous year, suggested complaints about his remarks may be based on political preferences. (more...)
Kid Rock: 'F**k No, I'm Not Running for Senate' Kid Rock: 'F**k No, I'm Not Running for Senate'
- October 25, 2017

Kid Rock will also release " Sweet Southern Sugar " on November 3, his first album recorded in Nashville and his first album since 2015. "I'm going on tour , too-which no one's going to print". In recent months, he had delved into politics during speeches at concerts. Also fans who pre-order the record through Kid Rock's site can register for a pre-sale. (more...)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit India tomorrow Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit India tomorrow
- October 25, 2017

In a speech at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), a think-tank, in Delhi, Mr. Ghani also called the new US strategy a "game-changer" aimed at ensuring a regional approach to fighting terrorism, including making Pakistan act against "state sponsorship of sanctuaries" along the border with Afghanistan. (more...)
Theaters can't test patriotism, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi Theaters can't test patriotism, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi
- October 25, 2017

On Monday, the top court wondered why it had to pass the order in 2016 when the central government was competent to regulate the playing of the National Anthem. "It is the duty of every citizen under Article 51-A (a) to abide by the Constitution, respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem", Venugopal submitted. (more...)
Egypt hits suspected militants smuggling arms from Libya Egypt hits suspected militants smuggling arms from Libya
- October 25, 2017

The state of emergency gives authorities greater power to crack down on what are described as "enemies of the state". 16 security personnel were killed by the suspected militants. An insurgency led by Islamic State militants in Egypt's rugged Sinai Peninsula has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-2013 - although no official death toll has been released to date. (more...)
Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 bln deal Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 bln deal
- October 25, 2017

Cisco seems to be this close to acquiring U.S. telecommunications software company BroadSoft for roughly $2 billion, reports have claimed. The market day ended with the two companies enjoying a rise in their shares, with Broadsoft enjoying a 1.5% boost before the bell. (more...)
Ewan McGregor Split from Wife Co-Star Kissing Pics Surface Ewan McGregor Split from Wife Co-Star Kissing Pics Surface
- October 25, 2017

The Scottish actor, 46, and his wife, Eve Mavrakis , 51, quietly separated in May, People reports, and McGregor appears to be moving on with his " Fargo " co-star - and on-screen love interest - Mary Elizabeth Winstead . The two have four daughters together. "As they left she got onto the back of Ewan's motorbike and they sped off together". The US actress split from her husband of seven years, Riley Stearns , in May, per The Sun . (more...)
Bannon: Bush Presidency Most 'Destructive' in US History Bannon: Bush Presidency Most 'Destructive' in US History
- October 24, 2017

Bannon was responding to a widely reported speech Bush gave in NY earlier this week in which he rejected bigotry and warned of "nationalism distorted into nativism". The two former presidents spoke separately at different events about their concerns for the current political climate, in comments that could be quite easily seen as a rebuke of Trump and his ethos. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo urinates during government meeting
- October 24, 2017

French TV station TF1 captured the footage over the weekend while recording a meeting between Macron and his junior ministers regarding inner-city investment. Nemo isn't the first dog not to have fully adapted to palace-life. According to Mediapart , former president Nicolas Sarkozy's dogs cost the government thousands of euros after they caused massive damage to the historic furniture in the presidential home. (more...)