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Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk
- October 19, 2017

One of his aides said the total number of people was about 100,000. Lisa Grande, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, had urged all parties on Wednesday to do their utmost "to shield and protect all civilians impacted by the current situation". (more...)
Trump faces blowback after claim about calls to families of the fallen Trump faces blowback after claim about calls to families of the fallen
- October 19, 2017

Trump said during a news conference in the Rose Garden with the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. The president said he had written personal letters to the families of the soldiers over the weekend and that they would be sent "either today or tomorrow". (more...)
Carmelo Anthony said his son wanted him to play for the Thunder Carmelo Anthony said his son wanted him to play for the Thunder
- October 19, 2017

When it came time to finally trade Anthony and get around the no-trade clause Jackson inexplicably gave him, he wasn't really up for it. He was "being pushed out" and there was "no support from the organization". And after asking many people, Anthony asked his son who chose the Thunder. "Even before OKC was in the picture". The Anthony trade was the second big splash the Thunder this summer, after acquiring Paul George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. (more...)
Twin Taliban attacks at Afghanistan army base kill dozens
- October 19, 2017

Once the vehicle bombs were detonated, other attackers opened fire on the Afghan troops. The Taliban claimed the attack in a media statement. The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. (more...)
Influential Catholic church leader Cardinal Vidal dies Influential Catholic church leader Cardinal Vidal dies
- October 19, 2017

Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, Archbishop emeritus of Cebu (Philippines), was born on 6 February 1931 in Mogpoc, Philippines. He studied for the priesthood at the minor seminary of the Most Holy Rosary, later named for Our Lady of Carmel. Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupann, president of the bishops' conference, said the cardinal's legacy will live on. Cardinal Vidal was instrumental in pushing for the sainthood of the Cebuano martyr, St. (more...)
Meghan Markle, officially quits Suits, following the 'secret engagement' rumors Meghan Markle, officially quits Suits, following the 'secret engagement' rumors
- October 19, 2017

Harry was said to be desperate for the Suits star to meet his grandmother shortly after they first started going out. Prince Philip , who has been spending recent times at Sandringham, was not there. Meghan is thought to have met other members of the royal family already, including Prince Charles who was " very impressed" and the Duchess of Cornwall who is thought to have told members of staff that she is "a very nice girl and very pleasant", the Daily Mail reports. (more...)
Palestinians to preserve unity despite Israeli opposition Palestinians to preserve unity despite Israeli opposition
- October 19, 2017

Israeli media has earlier reported Greenblatt had stated that in order to recognize any Palestinian unity government, Hamas movement has to recognize Israel and get disarmed. of "interfering" with the unity deal. US President Donald Trump's special representative for global negotiations said Thursday that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognize Israel and disarm Hamas movement. (more...)
PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman celebrate Diwali with soldiers
- October 19, 2017

Chief of the Army Staff Gen B S Rawat and other senior army officers were present on the occasion. Modi said: Diwali ke pawan parv par sabhi deshvasio ko hardik shubhkamnaye #HappyDiwali to everyone! Modi also said he gets new energy when he spends time among jawans & soldiers. (more...)
Legal marijuana may have decreased Colo. opioid deaths
- October 19, 2017

But after controlling for opioid policy changes and examining the data in neighboring states that didn't unleash recreational marijuana, the researchers believe they can credit legal cannabis with saving about eight Coloradans a year. A 2014 study demonstrates that from 1999 to 2010, states that had legal medical marijuana laws also had a almost 25 percent lower "mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate" compared to states which prohibted medically-proscribed cannabis. (more...)
Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury
- October 19, 2017

He battled through injuries past year. So you can only feel for him", starting power forward Trevor Booker told reporters. The 29-year-old went up for a layup on a fast break, but came down awkwardly on his right knee. If Lin would require time to recover, it'll be a frustrating development for the Nets , who were relying on the backcourt tandem of Lin and D'Angelo Russell to shoulder most of the team's workload. (more...)
Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
- October 19, 2017

Sharif did not appear before the accountability court as he is in London where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz is being operated on for throat cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. Maryam said her party is still united despite the differences of opinion. The accountability court has also issued directives for Thursday's hearing. (more...)
13 medical visas issued to Pakistani nationals 13 medical visas issued to Pakistani nationals
- October 19, 2017

Swaraj assured medical visa to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, husband of a Pakistani national Lubna, for his liver surgery in India. Although the tensions between India and Pakistan have seen no signs of reducing, Swaraj has taken a more sympathetic approach in granting medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment in India. (more...)
Ted Cruz References the Zodiac Killer Rumor in a Tweeter Ted Cruz References the Zodiac Killer Rumor in a Tweeter
- October 19, 2017

Cruz, the Texas Republican, pitches the GOP revamp as a way to streamline the code and "lower taxes for each and every person". Sanders had a somewhat predictable answer, saying he did not want a tax cut for the 1 percent and "billionaires". (more...)
Burger King puts customers to the test with new anti-bullying ad Burger King puts customers to the test with new anti-bullying ad
- October 19, 2017

Bullying is the exact opposite of that. In contrast to the bullying of the teen, Burger King employees are seen "bullying" the brand's Whopper Jr. Astonishingly 95 per cent of customers reported the damaged food, but only 12 per cent stoop up for the student who was being bullied. (more...)
White House blames protocol for delay in Trump's Niger response White House blames protocol for delay in Trump's Niger response
- October 19, 2017

To me that's something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow. She added: "Basically he said: "Well I guess he knew what he signed up for but I guess it still hurt ". all of the details and the contents of the package have to be confirmed". Once done, the president reaches out to the family. "For him to have done this and played games with Gold Star families is absolutely unacceptable - Gold Star families are sacred", Duckworth said Wednesday. (more...)
NZ government finally expected to be named NZ government finally expected to be named
- October 19, 2017

When asked by Soper if he was planning an early or late afternoon announcement, Peters said "I can't put a timeframe on it". Mr Peters said on Tuesday night the caucus and the board had reached a "substantial consensus" on the policy concessions offered by National and Labour in return for its support in forming a government. (more...)
Wiesemeyer: Trump Will Tell EPA to Back Off RFS Wiesemeyer: Trump Will Tell EPA to Back Off RFS
- October 19, 2017

In the letter, the governors called on EPA Administrator Pruitt to support the job creation and agricultural benefits that higher volumes of biofuels provide: “the proposed volumes. On Wednesday, the committee postponed consideration of Trump appointee William Wehrum to head the EPA's office of air and radiation, which oversees the RFS. (more...)
Trump Sends Father Of Slain Soldier Promised $25000 Check - Four Months Later Trump Sends Father Of Slain Soldier Promised $25000 Check - Four Months Later
- October 19, 2017

Trump also promised that his staff would create an online fundraiser for Baldridge, but that didn't happen either, Baldridge told the Post . Yes, this would possibly put the check on a four-month plus delay. "I said to my daughter, 'Can you teach me to tweet, so I can tweet at the president and tell him he's a liar?' " Brooks told The Washington Post . (more...)
Trump admin sought to block undocumented teen from getting abortion Trump admin sought to block undocumented teen from getting abortion
- October 19, 2017

She is believed to be 14 and a half weeks pregnant, and Texas law would only allow her to terminate her pregnancy before 20 weeks. The Trump administration is reportedly keeping a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant living in a government shelter in Brownsville, Texas, from getting an abortion - even though she has a court's permission and the money for the procedure. (more...)
Here's when you'll need to change your license to a REAL ID Here's when you'll need to change your license to a REAL ID
- October 19, 2017

South Carolinians running behind on getting their REAL ID licenses have gained a little more time to come into compliance with the new standards. The waiver granted by the U.S. The state estimates that REAL IDs will be available to the public starting in the first quarter of 2018. Virginia and SC are only two of the 21 states not in compliance that received extensions. (more...)

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