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Las Vegas shooting reinforces underlying issues in the country Las Vegas shooting reinforces underlying issues in the country
- October 07, 2017

The National Rifle Association is calling for federal officials to review regulations that allow people to buy devices which can make semi-automatic guns fire at a rate similar to automatic weapons in the wake of a mass shooting that left almost 60 people dead and hundreds injured. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi kick starts his 2-day tour to Gujarat PM Narendra Modi kick starts his 2-day tour to Gujarat
- October 07, 2017

Also, he would lay the foundation stone of a sea-link bridge between coastal town of Okha and Bet Dwarka Island, following his prayers at Dwarkadheesh . This will be his first visit to his native place after becoming the Prime Minister. This visit began with a visit to Dwarkadheesh Temple on Saturday morning. (more...)
Govt removes gems, jewellery dealers from PMLA reporting requirement Govt removes gems, jewellery dealers from PMLA reporting requirement
- October 07, 2017

Government on Friday revoked GST notification on gems and jewellery stating that PAN card will no longer be mandatory on the purchase of jewellery for over Rs 50,000. In a slew of measures to provide relief to exporter hit hard by the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the GST Council today made a decision to bring in an e-wallet facility after six months to speed up their refund claims, council member and Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said. (more...)
Three Dozen Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Erdogan Assassination Three Dozen Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Erdogan Assassination
- October 07, 2017

The coup was beaten back, but 250 people were killed, more than 2,000 injured and the country's parliament was bombed in a traumatic episode that Turkey has yet to come to terms with. The defendants denied the charges against them during the trial and some complained of an unfair trial while making their final statements before the verdicts were delivered, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. (more...)
Hotel security guard who approached shooter's room hailed for bravery Hotel security guard who approached shooter's room hailed for bravery
- October 07, 2017

In a new disclosure, authorities said two bullets Paddock fired struck a large jet fuel storage tank at the edge of the city's main airport, about a block from the concert grounds, indicating an apparent attempt by the gunman to create even greater havoc. (more...)
BJP government re-inaugurating Congress projects: Rahul Gandhi BJP government re-inaugurating Congress projects: Rahul Gandhi
- October 07, 2017

He also demanded relief for small businesses, and MSMEs. "Time to correct the "One Nation, Seven Tax", multiple form filing and draconian power of taxman". "The GPD has come down, lakhs of people have lost their jobs, but the PM says the country is on the right track", he told party workers from Amethi, Rae Bareli and Sultanpur on Thursday. (more...)
John Lewis to revive gun control push after Las Vegas shooting John Lewis to revive gun control push after Las Vegas shooting
- October 07, 2017

Mr Kelly responded by asking: "how many times can we say that over and over again, 'Now is not the time?' Well, today is the time". "This is just bad". "Thank God our colleagues on the other side of the aisle have pulled back on this bill". Mike Thompson of California and Robin Kelly of IL attended the event , along with other House Democrats. (more...)
Trump visits Puerto Rico with a puzzling message Trump visits Puerto Rico with a puzzling message
- October 07, 2017

Thousands of homes - a lot of them made of wood - have been destroyed, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jeb Bush, a rival to Trump for the 2015 GOP presidential nomination, became the first senior Republican to break ranks and criticize the administration's response Wednesday. (more...)
14 civilians killed in Russian strikes in eastern Syria 14 civilians killed in Russian strikes in eastern Syria
- October 07, 2017

Both attacks took place on Thursday night. "He was born [in] 1978 in the Domodedovo area", he added, presumably identifying the man sitting beside him. The DeirEzzor 24 monitoring group said the missile hit near a school Thursday evening in the Qusour neighborhood. At least 79 civilians have been killed within the last 48 hours as a result of ongoing airstrikes in Syria's Deir ez-Zour, a local activist said Friday. (more...)
Thousands at funeral of ex-Iraqi president Thousands at funeral of ex-Iraqi president
- October 07, 2017

Talabani, considered one of the main defenders of the Kurdish cause, died on Tuesday at the age of 83 in a hospital in Berlin. Talabani was later buried near his office and his home. Talabani's son and the Kurdish region's deputy prime minister, Qubad Talabani, spoke at the funeral ceremony, saying that his family received condolences from across the Kurdish region. (more...)
Democrats Introduce Bump Stock Ban Bill Democrats Introduce Bump Stock Ban Bill
- October 07, 2017

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., whose district includes the site of Sunday night's rampage, said: "The victims and families in Las Vegas don't need an explanation about the difference between machine guns and firearms with bump stocks ". Ryan, R-Wis., made similar comments Wednesday in a radio interview on WISN in Milwaukee. "I have no problem in banning those", he said. Some 33,000 people die from guns each year in the USA, which has the highest gun ownership rate on the planet. (more...)
Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick's bones Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick's bones
- October 07, 2017

Digital surveys have uncovered an untouched shrine containing a grave site in St. Nicholas Church in Antalya's Demre district, where Santa Claus is believed to have been born. The whereabouts of St Nicholas has always been a mystery, as historical records have suggested that he was buried in Myra but his bones were stolen and taken to the portside town of Bari, the capital of Puglia, where St Nicholas was the patron saint. (more...)
Brazil to face Spain today Brazil to face Spain today
- October 07, 2017

Days after Vinicius Junior pulled out of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup , it has now been revealed that the 17-year-old did so due to a knee injury he had picked up during the Copa do Brasil final against Cruzeiro. (more...)
Vegas shooting victim finds strength to stand when Trumps enter hospital room Vegas shooting victim finds strength to stand when Trumps enter hospital room
- October 07, 2017

That gesture was met by concern from the First Lady, who insisted Mr Gunderson, who she addressed by his first name, stay in bed. One of those he saw was Thomas Gunderson , who was shot in the leg during the tragedy. There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. He said that those at the hospital "have done a job that is indescribable". (more...)
House Republican chair cracks open door to bipartisan gun control laws House Republican chair cracks open door to bipartisan gun control laws
- October 07, 2017

The National Rifle Association is calling for federal officials to review regulations that allow people to buy devices which can make semi-automatic guns fire at a rate similar to automatic weapons in the wake of a mass shooting that left almost 60 people dead and hundreds injured. (more...)
Braid-chopping fear puts Valley on razor's edge Braid-chopping fear puts Valley on razor's edge
- October 07, 2017

They said the man who threw the stone at him thought he was the braid chopper out at night. The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani alleged that in a "highly militarized atmosphere people are already feeling harassed and with the braid chopping they are being further intimidated". (more...)
Puerto Rico raises hurricane's death count to 34 Puerto Rico raises hurricane's death count to 34
- October 07, 2017

Mr Trump has been heavily criticised for the way he responded to the crisis, after he said at a briefing alongside Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló that the recovery effort has been as strain on the U.S. "He really has a communication issue". Saying, "He's sort of like miscommunicator-in-chief". "I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs , but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that", Trump said in the interview, which aired late Tuesday. (more...)
$750M for '60s Scoop survivors to address 'dark and painful chapter' $750M for '60s Scoop survivors to address 'dark and painful chapter'
- October 07, 2017

Several of the children, who are now adults, have sued, saying they lost their aboriginal identity and suffered a range of problems, including mental disorders, substance abuse and suicide. The Sixties Scoop refers to the forced removal of Indigenous children from their home communities. Bennett agreed that an "overhaul" of the system is necessary and that too many Indigenous children are still taken away from their communities. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter rigged his vehicle to explode if it was shot Las Vegas shooter rigged his vehicle to explode if it was shot
- October 07, 2017

Investigators also found a note containing numbers inside the hotel suite, but police say it was not a suicide note or manifesto. Between October 2016 and September 28, the day Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay, Paddock bought 33 guns, the "majority of them rifles, " Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in San Francisco, said Wednesday in an interview with "CBS This Morning". (more...)
Saudi King Salman's lavish trip to Russian Federation included gold-plated escalators, luxury carpets Saudi King Salman's lavish trip to Russian Federation included gold-plated escalators, luxury carpets
- October 07, 2017

The king met President Putin on Thursday, where in a riot of golden decor, a passion shared by the kingdom and the Kremlin, the two thrashed out agreements on defence and investment. The bill for fully booking the two hotels during the visit may run about $3 million, not including what the delegation will spend on services, restaurant meals and spa treatments, said Vadim Prasov, vice president of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia. (more...)

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