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Kenya: Rights Groups Say 33 Killed in Poll Aftermath, Demand Probe Kenya: Rights Groups Say 33 Killed in Poll Aftermath, Demand Probe
- October 18, 2017

Last week on October 9, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) released a similar report that stated that at least 35 people died in the period after the August 8 election after President Kenyatta was announced the victor, majority in Nairobi. (more...)
With the winds dying down, crews gain ground in California wildfires With the winds dying down, crews gain ground in California wildfires
- October 18, 2017

Most of those who died were in Sonoma County. Vineyards, which mostly occupy the valley floor, appear to have been largely unscathed as the fires in Napa County burned mainly in the hillsides, McGaughy said. Many of those names were put on the list after people called from out of state to say they could not reach a friend or relative. Many of those who returned to find their homes either standing or reduced to ash knew their fate in advance. (more...)
More Than Half Of India's Population Prefer Military Rule, Says Pew Study More Than Half Of India's Population Prefer Military Rule, Says Pew Study
- October 18, 2017

More than four-fifths of Indian has faith to the government, but, fascinatingly, the majority also wants military rule and despotism, a report of Pew survey said on Monday. Ironically, Pew believes, "The status of the economy is strongly related to people's trust in their government". Though, ultimately, democracy was favoured by most as the best way to govern nations, the support for "strong leaders" and their "autocratic" governments is certainly a cause for concern, particularly among ... (more...)
FIRST REPUBLIC BANK (NYSE:FRC) Trading Volume Significantly Higher
- October 18, 2017

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. It operates through two divisions: Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. First Republic Bank has had 0 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 0 sells. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of global copyright & trademark legislation. (more...)
Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says
- October 18, 2017

The leak reportedly killed three workers who were repairing the refrigeration plant at the municipal ice rink. Streets surrounding the arena were also closed. The leak happened at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Tuesday. In an email, Trish Knight Chernecki from WorkSafe BC called the incident "a tragic loss of life". (more...)
Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal
- October 18, 2017

Both leaders are under investigation due to their supposed participation in a sedition offense, during the protests in Barcelona, the day before the referendum for self determination on October 1 in that autonomous community with 7.5 million inhabitants. (more...)
Narayan Rane joins NDA, may get cabinet berth in Maharashtra government Narayan Rane joins NDA, may get cabinet berth in Maharashtra government
- October 18, 2017

At the same time, more farmers have been added after we made a decision to implement the scheme from 2009 instead of 2012 as determined earlier. " Narayan Rane has joined NDA , we will think about him what should be done", Fadnavis said. "We will come to that later", he said about these accounts. Fadnavis said that last year the state's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 10 per cent and this year too it is expected to be around 8 to 10 per cent. (more...)
Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya shot dead Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya shot dead
- October 18, 2017

He said two unidentified youths asked the two assistants and the driver of the singer to come out of the auto and later shot her in the vehicle, according to PTI. The 22-year-old was brutally murdered by unidentified attackers in Chamrara village, the police said. The police have registered a case against unknown people and are yet to ascertain the motive behind the killing. (more...)
Chinese President Xi Jinping touts successes of socialism at Communist Party Congress Chinese President Xi Jinping touts successes of socialism at Communist Party Congress
- October 18, 2017

Nearly 2,338 delegates from around the country are taking part in the week-long, mostly closed-door event that will culminate in a likely overhaul of the party's top ruling body. Xi is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the gathering. Xi has sought to cast himself as a champion of globalisation as the United States retreats behind President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. (more...)
Sailors found dead at home days apart Sailors found dead at home days apart
- October 18, 2017

Jarrell's wife told investigators that he had left a birthday party for his daughter at Disney World the day before and had not been seen since. And that's where he and other shipmates made a tragic find after spotting the victim's vehicle in front of a home on Spinnaker Circle - almost 175 miles away from the park. (more...)
Auditor General blasts Kathleen Wynne's 'Fair Hydro Plan' Auditor General blasts Kathleen Wynne's 'Fair Hydro Plan'
- October 18, 2017

The Auditor General's report, tabled today in the Ontario legislature, paints a picture of a Liberal government that has consistently placed the needs and rights of Ontarians behind those of its corporate funders, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. (more...)
Roy Moore flooded with fake Russian Twitter followers Roy Moore flooded with fake Russian Twitter followers
- October 18, 2017

The poll confirms Republicans' fears that Moore - who campaigns on a theocratic, anti-LGBT message and has twice been ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice, once for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument and once for refusing to follow the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage - would be a uniquely vulnerable candidate in a state President Donald Trump won past year by 28 percentage points. (more...)
2000 people without water in Offaly in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia 2000 people without water in Offaly in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia
- October 18, 2017

Properties across the North West are still without power today after overhead power lines were damaged in Storm Ophelia. While around 137,000 customers are estimated to be without power, with crews deployed around the country. "The storm is expected to pass through our region by early afternoon and we'll continue to monitor it closely and be ready to support our customers should it cause any further damage to our network". (more...)
Trump to slain soldier's widow: 'He knew what he signed up for' Trump to slain soldier's widow: 'He knew what he signed up for'
- October 18, 2017

President Trump called the widow of a USA soldier who was killed in Niger and said "he knew what he signed up for.but when it happens it hurts anyway", according to Florida Rep. Johnson's body made it to the U.S. October 7 when Trump was playing golf with Sen. The couple's six-year-old daughter stood by the coffin with her mother, while their two-year-old son waited in the arms of a relative standing nearby. (more...)
President Trump, Greek Prime Minister Hold Joint Press Conference President Trump, Greek Prime Minister Hold Joint Press Conference
- October 18, 2017

Trump was meeting with the Greek leader in the Oval Office for talks Tuesday that are expected to cover defense cooperation, economic investment and energy security. Though Trump once called the country "unsalvageable" because of its campaign debt, on Tuesday, the president praised Greece's recovery, as it underwent harsh austerity measures including spending cuts and tax hikes in exchange for a bailout from the European Union. (more...)
Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeswar refuses to remove red beacon from his vehicle Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeswar refuses to remove red beacon from his vehicle
- October 18, 2017

He also said the central government had not issued a GR prohibiting mayors from using red beacons on their cars. Nonetheless, Sena leader and Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeswar has got embroiled in a controversy, owing to his abject refusal to remove the device from his recently bought Innova Crysta. (more...)
Man accused of torturing 8-year-old who he thought was gay Man accused of torturing 8-year-old who he thought was gay
- October 18, 2017

According to prosecutor Jon Hatami, Aguirre - with the help of the child's mother, Pearl Fernandez - beat Gabriel, bit him, burned him with cigarettes, whipped him, shot him with a B.B. his body was battered", Hatami said, according to the Los Angeles Daily News . Defense attorney John Allan said that Aguirre had a hard time handling stressful and chaotic situations. (more...)
Brush fire erupts near Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles area Brush fire erupts near Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles area
- October 18, 2017

At 2 p.m., about 10 hours after the fire began, U.S. Forest Service officials reported the fire to be only 5 percent contained. Authorities previously reported that 20 structures were threatened by the fire, but no damage has yet been reported. (more...)
Shocking video of cheerleaders chanting incredibly offensive slurs prompts an investigation Shocking video of cheerleaders chanting incredibly offensive slurs prompts an investigation
- October 18, 2017

School officials say that the video had been manipulated by an app which plays speech backwards when they filmed it. Weber School District is investigating the situation to determine if the girls have violated the school's code of conduct in any way. (more...)
Obamacare thrown a lifeline by bipartisan deal on subsidies Obamacare thrown a lifeline by bipartisan deal on subsidies
- October 18, 2017

Patty Murray , D-Wash., the committee's ranking member. Despite backing the deal, Trump repeated his criticism that the subsidies amounted to a giveaway by the federal government that had enriched insurance companies. One Republican opponent of the law, Congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina, said Republicans "should focus on repealing and replacing Obamacare, not trying to save it". (more...)

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