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23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast
- October 31, 2017

The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out deadly assaults in the heart of the Somali capital. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility of the attacks. Many Somali officials live in fortified hotels for the security they offer. Police Colonel Mohamed Abdullahi says the bomber stopped outside the heavily fortified hotel and pretended to fix the truck before finally turning it around and detonating. (more...)
Eye on polls, BJP plans big for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel anniversary celebrations Eye on polls, BJP plans big for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel anniversary celebrations
- October 31, 2017

The 1.5-km run, from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to Shah Jahan Road radial, saw a large number of participants. Making students aware about Sardar Patel's contribution in nation building on "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas", all schools beside organising "Run for Unity" programme will also encourage kids to participate in inter schools debate competition, singing, elocution and essay writing competitions on the topic "Unity". (more...)
New Zealand win toss, send India into bat New Zealand win toss, send India into bat
- October 31, 2017

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson praised his boys for putting up an incredible performance in the series. "Particularly Tom Latham , from opening the batting and coming into the middle-order, taking that role, adopting it like he has and batting so beautifully is a great sign for us". (more...)
Foreign home buyers to be banned - PM Foreign home buyers to be banned - PM
- October 31, 2017

The Prime Minister will return to New Zealand later on Sunday. That would mean non-residents or non-citizens would not be able to purchase existing residential residential dwellings, although Australians would be exempt. She said the previous Government's claims that banning foreign buyers would breach free trade agreements were wrong. The new government, sworn in only last week, faced having to re-open negotiations, which risked scuppering the deal at this late stage. (more...)
Japanese man arrested after police discover nine dismembered corpses in his apartment Japanese man arrested after police discover nine dismembered corpses in his apartment
- October 31, 2017

The investigation of the woman's disappearance led police to a man thought to be in his twenties. They said the woman had contacted the man via social media seeking someone for a suicide pact. Three days later, the older brother of the woman lodged a missing persons report with the Takao Police Station. "In August, there was a smell, similar to that from sewage, coming from his residence", says a male company employee who lives in the same apartment building as Shiraishi. (more...)
Conservative website originally funded research for Trump dossier Conservative website originally funded research for Trump dossier
- October 31, 2017

This revelation comes on the heels of news that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee had paid Fusion GPS for the research, which Trump characterized as proof that it was all part of a campaign by his political opponents. The Democrats paid for research, including by Fusion GPS, because of concerns that little was known about Trump and his business interests, according to the people familiar with the matter. (more...)
Shots fired at University of Utah Shots fired at University of Utah
- October 31, 2017

A male suspect may have a Colorado connection as the University tweeted out a suspect was driving a forest green pickup truck with Colorado license plates. Traffic is blocked off near the area, and Utah Transit Authority trains are not proceeding east of the stadium station at the west side of campus. More information wasn't immediately known. (more...)
Vladimir Putin assassination plot: Wife of accused Chechen shot dead near Kiev
- October 31, 2017

Mr Osmaev's wife Amina Okueva was killed in the attack, however, Mr Geraschenko said. In June, Osmayev survived another apparent attempt on his life, although in that instance Okuyeva shot back at the gunman. Russian authorities accuse Mr Osmayev of being part of a 2012 plot by Islamist rebels to kill Mr Putin with a bomb in central Moscow. Relations between Kiev and Moscow collapsed in 2014 after Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and backed a pro-Russian separatist insurgency in ... (more...)
IPS officer cheats in UPSC main exam, gets arrested IPS officer cheats in UPSC main exam, gets arrested
- October 31, 2017

The officer Safeer Karim is now posted as ASP at Nanguneri. Police sources said that he managed to scan the question paper and send it to his wife who was aiding him. According to police, the assistant superintendent of police (ASP) was talking to his wife over the phone with help of a bluetooth device. According to the officer, Karim admitted to wrongdoing, reports the Times of India. (more...)
Hardik Patel wants clarity on Patidar reservation issue by November 7 Hardik Patel wants clarity on Patidar reservation issue by November 7
- October 31, 2017

Mr Patel, who rode to fame over his agitation demanding quota for Patidars, is in no position to back off and would rather contest independently than have any kind of seat sharing with Congress. On reservation, we will get more information about how to meet their demand within the framework of the Constitution. "The second round of talks will be held soon", Kathiria said. (more...)
Nationwide cuts rates by up to 0.5% Nationwide cuts rates by up to 0.5%
- October 31, 2017

Jonathan Harris, of mortgage broker Anderson Harris, said: "Cheap mortgage rates have helped focus borrowers' minds, particularly as there have been strong hints that interest rates may rise this week". Market expectations of a hike have risen to fever pitch after Bank officials, including governor Mark Carney , signalled they were preparing to undo the emergency rate hike announced in August a year ago after the Brexit vote. (more...)
Lawyers for Manafort and Flynn haven't been contacted about indictment Lawyers for Manafort and Flynn haven't been contacted about indictment
- October 31, 2017

Prosecutors list page after page of wire transfers from companies in Cyprus and other tax havens for purchases. In 2012, he allegedly wired money from Cyprus accounts to purchase two homes in New York City: a SoHo condo for $2.85 million and multi-family brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, for $3 million cash. (more...)
Gilead Sciences' (NASDAQ:GILD) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at William Blair
- October 31, 2017

Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. Redburn Partners started coverage on Gilead Sciences in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 106,113 shares in the company, valued at $8,051,854.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink . (more...)
Clinton campaign, DNC tied to Russian dossier Clinton campaign, DNC tied to Russian dossier
- October 31, 2017

The FBI has been investigating whether Trump associates helped the Russians in that effort. The letter, sent Tuesday by the law firm's general counsel to a lawyer for Fusion GPS, was meant to release the research firm from its obligation to keep confidential the identity of its client. (more...)
Qatar emir: We won't shut down al-Jazeera
- October 31, 2017

Qatar's emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos. Doha long has denied funding extremists. Qatar has agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States to crack down on illicit financing of militant groups, a joint Qatari-U.S. (more...)
India, Italy agree to boost economic ties India, Italy agree to boost economic ties
- October 31, 2017

India and Italy on Monday agreed to hit the reset button in their relations, which had been spoiled by an acrimonious row since the killing of two Indian fishermen by a pair of Italian marines off the coast of Kerala in 2012. In his lecture on "Italy, the European Union and India: A strong partnership in a time of global challenges", Gentoloni stressed the need for a closer cooperation between the two countries and a common migration policy for Europe. (more...)
Have to eradicate extremism, terrorism from India in next five-year: Rajnath Have to eradicate extremism, terrorism from India in next five-year: Rajnath
- October 31, 2017

Calling upon the police forces to update their technology and skills, he said that the government last month had approved Rs 25,000 package for modernization of the police forces. He even referred about the growing threat of cyber attacks and fake news, which are misleading the people. He also lauded the effective intelligence inputs and the security forces. (more...)
America Is Escalating Its War of Words with North Korea America Is Escalating Its War of Words with North Korea
- October 31, 2017

The US military Strategic Command said the mission took place on Sunday, a day after Pentagon chief Jim Mattis highlighted rival North Korea's "accelerating" atomic weapons programme during a visit to South Korea, the Japan Times reported. The report said that Mattis emphasized during his weeklong Asia trip, which included stops in Thailand and the Philippines, that diplomacy remains the preferred way to deal with North Korea. (more...)
Virginia Lottery sold 180 Mega Millions tickets that can't win
- October 31, 2017

Starting with Tuesday's draw on November 1, the new Mega Millions will include better odds at winning $1 million - and starting jackpots will more than double from $15 million to $40 million. In that game, players pay $2 per ticket. Information has yet to be announced on Megaplier ticket pricing. There are eight other ways to win smaller monetary prizes by matching fewer numbers in both games. (more...)
US captures suspected Benghazi attack militant US captures suspected Benghazi attack militant
- October 31, 2017

Mustafa al-Imam was taken into custody on Sunday and will be transported to the United States to face justice, the White House said. "To the families of these fallen heroes: I want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten, and they will never be forgotten", he said. (more...)

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