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Journalist killed in Tripura, second in two months

Journalist killed in Tripura, second in two months According to sources, Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, had gone to the 2nd battalion of TSR in West Tripura district to meet the commandant for a story. "At one stage of the scuffle, the staff shot him to death". He was taken to G B Hospital in Agartala where the doctors declared him brought dead. MEPA, while condoling the death of Bhaumik, demanded that the Tripura government immediately extend ex g... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation offering reward for information about Border Patrol agent's death

Federal Bureau of Investigation offering reward for information about Border Patrol agent's death The results of an autopsy are pending. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also referred to the injuries the agents sustained as an "attack". Ted Cruz - have described the incident as an "attack". "I want to prevent terrorists and drugs from coming into the country, '" Jose Martinez told the paper. "The injuries to (Martinez), after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall". [Full Article...]

Man charged with terrorism, murder in NY truck attack

Man charged with terrorism, murder in NY truck attack Saipov allegedly drove a rented pickup truck down a mile-long stretch of bike path in Manhattan, where children and their parents were preparing to celebrate Halloween. The NYPD said previously that Saipov, who came to the USA from Uzbekistan, had been planning the attack for several weeks . He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. [Full Article...]

As Robert Mugabe resigns rather than being impeached, celebrations erupt

As Robert Mugabe resigns rather than being impeached, celebrations erupt The political drama has been unsettling for Zimbabweans, who welcomed the military takeover, but are now unsure how long it will take for Mugabe to actually leave power. The party has also effectively made a decision to reinstate fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa as party leader and interim president of the country. [Full Article...]

State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list A confidential state department "dissent" memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar , and Afghanistan from a USA list of offenders in the use of child soldiers. [Full Article...]

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department That same day, the Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a guilty plea from former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who had lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Microsoft attempts to provide internet in Puerto Rico with unused TV frequencies

Microsoft attempts to provide internet in Puerto Rico with unused TV frequencies CNN reported in October that the FBI was investigating the Whitefish contract and last week a congressional committee heard that PREPA ignored its own legal advice before signing the deal. The authority also said both sides were in talks to reach an agreement that would satisfy everyone involved. And on Friday, PREPA leader Ricardo Ramos resigned. [Full Article...]

The latest developments in the arrest of Rahmael Sal Holt

The latest developments in the arrest of Rahmael Sal Holt Investigators say Holt fled the scene following the shooting, while the driver - identified by as Tavon Harper - sped off. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and local police officers will collect funds to help the family of fallen officer Brian Shaw when the Penguins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena. [Full Article...]

'Oh Christmas Tree' Festival of Trees returns to Marietta

'Oh Christmas Tree' Festival of Trees returns to Marietta Westover Christmas Trees is open weekdays from 12 p.m.to 9 p.m. Fast forward to today, and Shadle and other retailers are locked in a bidding war that has the best-quality trees going for upwards of $40 - wholesale. The trees are priced between $25 to $80. The city is rolling out an Adopt-A-Tree program, with the goal of raising money to replant at least 100 trees that had to be cut down in ... [Full Article...]

Federal judge blocks ban on sex reassignment surgeries for service members

Federal judge blocks ban on sex reassignment surgeries for service members A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban finding that active-duty service members are "already suffering harmful consequences" because of the president's policy. Garbis rejected the government's argument that the challenge was premature. The ACLU views the preliminary injunction as a win. On August 9, the National Center for Lesbian Rights ... [Full Article...]

DOJ: Harvard Not Complying With Probe Into Asian Discrimination, Admissions Quotas

DOJ: Harvard Not Complying With Probe Into Asian Discrimination, Admissions Quotas Attorneys for Harvard in an October 6 letter to the Justice Department seen by Reuters questioned the timing of the probe. "This investigation is a welcome development". Affirmative action - known as positive action in the United Kingdom - has been challenged in courts several times before, including by Mr Blum and the Students for Fair Admission group. [Full Article...]

Thousands flee as Bali volcano erupts

Thousands flee as Bali volcano erupts The head of the volcano monitoring post at Mt Agung, I Dewa Made Mertayasa, said the eruption was a "phreatic explosion" and there was no reason yet to broaden the evacuation zone around the volcano which extended for between 6-7.5 kilometres from the crater. [Full Article...]

Trump Breaks Silence on Roy Moore

Trump Breaks Silence on Roy Moore Six women have accused the Republican Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. "You're talking about he said 40 years ago he said this did not happen". Moore denies the allegations. The president also said that Moore "totally denies" the sexual misconduct of minors allegations. [Full Article...]

Jet crash reported near Laughlin AFB in Del Rio

Jet crash reported near Laughlin AFB in Del Rio The T-38 crashed around 4 p.m. about 14 miles northwest of Laughlin Air Force Base , where the jet was assigned, base officials said. The names of the dead and injured pilots have not been released, pending a next of kin notification. As the planes have aged, components have been modified or replaced, the Post said. With upgrades, most the Air Force's T-38s are expected to last through 2020. [Full Article...]

State Highway Patrol increases presence Thanksgiving weekend

State Highway Patrol increases presence Thanksgiving weekend Monday-is the deadliest holiday for U.S. roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the period in 2016, MHP said they investigated 171 crashes with two fatalities. Driving under the influence is unacceptable. The NSC warns drivers to be particularly vigilant at the start of the holiday period - and throughout the four-day weekend. [Full Article...]

Eagles, Jimmy Buffett Announce April 2018 Show at Hard Rock Stadium

Eagles, Jimmy Buffett Announce April 2018 Show at Hard Rock Stadium Friday, Dec. 1, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. That's when the legendary American rock band will play Rogers Arena in Vancouver, as part of a North American tour announced Tuesday (Nov. [Full Article...]

Additional remains of USA soldier Johnson found in Niger

Additional remains of USA soldier Johnson found in Niger The roughly 40-person U.S. -Nigerien patrol, which included 12 U.S. soldiers, came under attack by about 50 ISIS fighters as the unit was returning to its camp. "They won't show me a finger, a hand". The ambush drew attention to the little-known US military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump's handling of condolence messages to the families of the d... [Full Article...]

European Medicines Agency relocates from London to Amsterdam in first Brexit shift

European Medicines Agency relocates from London to Amsterdam in first Brexit shift It will fix the new home of the European Medicines Agency, which must leave London by 2019 when Britain leaves the European Union; most of its 900 staff may refuse to move to numerous 19 cities in the running, the EMA warns. The EBA is perhaps best known for its regular stress tests on the EU's financial sector in the wake of the global financial crisis. Member states brought out all the stops t... [Full Article...]

Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers has told The Associated Press that he hasn't settled any sexual harassment complaints with any staff members. House Speaker Paul Ryan says it's "deeply troubling" that 88-year-old Rep. "On one occasion, she alleges that Conyers asked her to work out of his room for the evening, but when she arrived the congressman started talking about his sexual desires",... [Full Article...]

Centre to end 'Triple Talaq' in upcoming winter session

Centre to end 'Triple Talaq' in upcoming winter session Sources said that a ministerial committee has been constituted to frame a law. The five member SC bench consisted of judges from different faiths and was led by then Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar. Either the decision of the Supreme Court had not become common knowledge or the lack of deterrence was not changing the mindset on Talaq-e-biddat. Muslim women say they have been left des... [Full Article...]


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