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Graphic testimony kicks off trial in murder of Jessica Chambers Graphic testimony kicks off trial in murder of Jessica Chambers
- October 11, 2017

He said Chambers suffered an agonizing death. He said the cell phone data puts the two together right before Jessica was set on fire. Chambers was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where she died. Tellis' DNA was on Chambers' auto keys, found about 1/8 of a mile away, Champion said. "She was trying to tell us who she was", said Davis. But defense attorney Darla Palmer cautioned jurors against discounting the victim's own words. (more...)
LSU Police Arrest 10 over Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Pledge's Death LSU Police Arrest 10 over Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Pledge's Death
- October 11, 2017

LSU Police Department announced that as part of investigation into the death of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Alumni and LSU student Maxwell Gruver , arrest warrants have been issued for 10 individuals. Two people drove him to a hospital, where he died that day. The fraternity's national office said it closed the chapter after Gruver's death. Louisiana Gov. (more...)
No ifs, no butts - beach smoking in Thailand is banned No ifs, no butts - beach smoking in Thailand is banned
- October 11, 2017

Boraphet noted that the ban will be introduced in the tourist areas in the heart of the Andaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand. He added that the announcements would be made in Thai, English and Mandarin. The head of the DMCR, Jatuporn Buruspat, said that an environmental group collected 138,000 butts from a 2.5 km stretch of Patong beach in Phuket. The estimate was based on a survey of a nine-square-metre area to a depth of 10 centimetres. (more...)
Donald Trump's Twitter Suggests News Networks Should Have Licences 'Challenged' Donald Trump's Twitter Suggests News Networks Should Have Licences 'Challenged'
- October 11, 2017

The US president tweeted on Wednesday: "Fake @ NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our US nuclear arsenal". The threat, which came in a tweet posted this morning, was the most explicit statement to date that the President of the United States wants to censor news coverage about his administration, raising the prospect of challenging a broadcaster's licenses because it doesn't agree with its coverage. (more...)
Cancer Scientists Sniff Out the Genes Behind Durian's Famous Stink Cancer Scientists Sniff Out the Genes Behind Durian's Famous Stink
- October 11, 2017

The smell of a ripe durian ( Durio zibethinus ) has been compared to sweaty socks, roadkill custard, rotten eggs, a gas leak and " a sewer full of rotting pineapples ", but still, the fruit has its superfans. "Our analysis revealed that VSC production is turbocharged in durian fruits , which fits with many people's opinions that durian smell has a sulphury aspect", Patrick Tan, professor at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore was quoted by Press Trust of India. (more...)
Russian Federation delivers more than 180 strikes against terrorists in Deir ez-Zor Russian Federation delivers more than 180 strikes against terrorists in Deir ez-Zor
- October 11, 2017

Militants from US-controlled areas have seized two convoys with medicines and food aimed for two Syrian settlements, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday. "The ongoing supply of terrorists from Iraq triggers serious questions concerning the objectives of operations against terrorists conducted in the region by USA aircraft and the so-called global coalition", Konashenkov stressed. (more...)
Attacks on Rohingyas sought to prevent them from returning Attacks on Rohingyas sought to prevent them from returning
- October 11, 2017

He told Bahrain News Agency (BNA) that Myanmar's oppressive policy of forcible displacement and massacres against the Rohingya Muslims contravenes all humanitarian values and global conventions. The report based on interviews with Rohingya who arrived in Bangladesh in the past month, said that "clearance operations" had begun before armed attacks on police posts on August 25 and included killings, torture and rape of children. (more...)
Pakistan barred from worldwide football
- October 11, 2017

Football's world governing body FIFA has suspended Pakistan after rejecting the running of the country's football federation by a court-appointed administrator. "Neither the PFF nor any of its members or officials may benefit from any development programs, courses or training from FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation", the FIFA statement added. (more...)
A Rainy & Mild Day A Rainy & Mild Day
- October 11, 2017

Light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Thursday - Mostly sunny with slight chances of isolated showers and a heat index of 102 degrees. (more...)
United States should recall envoy if he's behind visa crisis, Erdoğan says United States should recall envoy if he's behind visa crisis, Erdoğan says
- October 11, 2017

The spat between the two countries was ignited by the recent arrest of Metin Topuz, a US consulate employee in Istanbul, over suspected links to USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen , who is accused by Ankara of being behind a failed coup attempt in July 2016. (more...)
Anupam Kher is the new FTII Chairman, succeeds Gajendra Chauhan Anupam Kher is the new FTII Chairman, succeeds Gajendra Chauhan
- October 11, 2017

According to media reports, Kher too had opposed Chauhan's appointment at that time. "Congratulations my dear @AnupamPkher for becoming FTII Chairman!" He also runs an acting school Actor Prepares in Mumbai . Meanwhile, actors and directors from Bollywood wished Kher on his appointment as the chairman of FTII . Apart from Society President who also serves as Chairman of Governing Council, the Society has over a dozen members which are appointed by the Government. (more...)
Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart' Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart'
- October 11, 2017

All should be "comrades in a party and not servants". At a press conference, Roy said he'd been "compelled" to resign with "a heavy heart". Mr. Roy said that since its inception, the party supported the BJP till 2007 and then were a part of the United Progressive Alliance government from 2009 to 2012. (more...)
Honeypreet admits to masterminding the Panchkula violence; remand extended by 3 days Honeypreet admits to masterminding the Panchkula violence; remand extended by 3 days
- October 11, 2017

Speaking on the court's decision, Honeypreet's lawyer S.K. Garg Narwana said it is unfair of the police to ask for extension of Honeypreet's remand as she has already been interrogated for six days. In connection with the violence, Honeypreet was at the top of a list of 43 people "wanted" by the state police. Honeypreet also admitted to preparing the guide maps for Panchkula where the violence was focused and that the Dera Sacha Sauda functionaries had been given the responsibility to fund ... (more...)
Sushma Swaraj tweets help to Russian man found begging at Kanchipuram temple Sushma Swaraj tweets help to Russian man found begging at Kanchipuram temple
- October 11, 2017

Evangelin, a Russian tourist had sought alms yesterday after he could not draw money with his ATM card as the PIN number got locked, police had said. As per a report by the Hindu , Evangelin came to India on September 24 and reached Kancheepuram on Tuesday from Chennai . (more...)
Heavy rain responsible for Elphinstone bridge stampede, says probe panel
- October 11, 2017

Mumbai: An enquiry committee constituted by the Indian Railways to look into the causes of Elphinstone Road station stampede on September 29 has said that heavy rains and rumours caused the stampede . The probe panel made recommendations that passengers should avoid carrying heavy luggage during peak hours. Among the major suggestions to avoid any such situation in the future are restricting the movement of commuters, mainly vendors, carrying baskets stuffed with goods during peak hours. (more...)
Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018
- October 11, 2017

Donald Trump will not sleep at Buckingham Palace as the guest of the Queen. Sources have told the Evening Standard that no date has yet been fixed but the working visit is planned for early in 2018. It was created in response to Mr Trump's executive order to enforce a Muslim ban, which led thousands of people to protest in London. Trump reportedly informed May in June that he wanted to delay the visit due to the risk of protests. (more...)
USA still seeking explanation for arrest of staff in Turkey: ambassador
- October 11, 2017

Nauert said the US was "very disappointed" by the Turkish government's arrest of two of their local staff, including Metin Topuz. Hours later, Turkey followed suit and issued a near identical statement - suspending ITS processing of visas. Ankara has issued a detention warrant for a second U.S. consulate worker, according to media reports . "We would not be able to do our jobs at the State Department without all these folks who are citizens of other countries who assist the State Department ... (more...)
Couple finds spy camera in Florida Airbnb room Couple finds spy camera in Florida Airbnb room
- October 11, 2017

The man noticed a black dot on the smoke detector that he thought looked a little odd and sure enough, his instinct was right. Derek Starnes told ABC Action News over the phone he and his wife are freaked out by what happened. Some of the recovered videos from Natt's unit date back to 2008. "[Natt] says that everyone videoed had knowledge he was videoing them". Bourque said Natt's record has been dynamic on Airbnb for a long time. (more...)
Solar case: Vigilance probe against Chandy, others Solar case: Vigilance probe against Chandy, others
- October 11, 2017

The government has also ordered that cases be filed against more than 10 lawmakers and former Union ministers of the Congress , who have been named in a letter released by Saritha Nair, the main accused in Solar Scam, in August 2017. bribes were given". The case will be based on a letter written by Saritha Nair in July 2013 containing serious allegation of rape and sexual assault. (more...)
China protests over US Navy patrol in contested South China Sea waters China protests over US Navy patrol in contested South China Sea waters
- October 11, 2017

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, three U.S. officials told Reuters, prompting anger in Beijing, even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in reining in North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. (more...)

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