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Afghan Taliban: Captive US Professor Is Seriously Ill
- November 01, 2017

The new report is the 37th quarterly study the inspector general has delivered to Congress, and Mr. Sopko said he's running into new problems with the US military for the first time declaring some important information classified . The U.N.'s number also appears to run counter to what Gen. John Nicholson, the top commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, said in an interview with NPR's Tom Bowman this month. (more...)
Blast rocks diplomatic zone in Kabul
- November 01, 2017

Tolo News quoted hospital officials as saying that at least nine people were killed and 21 others were injured. The Taliban and Islamic State insurgents have stepped up their suicide attacks on security installations and mosques in recent weeks, killing or wounding hundreds. (more...)
PCB eying series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka PCB eying series against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
- November 01, 2017

Sri Lanka's cricketers arrived in Lahore under tight security Sunday for their first visit to Pakistan since the visiting team was ambushed by gunmen in a deadly attack in 2009. "It's nice to be in Pakistan again", said Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera. "Police snipers have been deployed at all high buildings around Gaddafi Stadium", he added. (more...)
Fans Angry at Cardi B for Comparing Herself to Selena Quintanilla Fans Angry at Cardi B for Comparing Herself to Selena Quintanilla
- November 01, 2017

In her cover story for Rolling Stone - which she called a dream come true - Cardi discussed the pressure, and chasing hits in order to live up to the hype of "Bodak" as she puts together her debut album. "Do you think I'm getting tricked?'" "I'm not a YOLO person". 2017 has been a standout year for Cardi B . She topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with megahit " Bodak Yellow ", which went platinum; she's releasing her first studio album imminently; and last Friday, she got engaged ... (more...)
Daylight Saving Time has been ending later in recent years; here's why Daylight Saving Time has been ending later in recent years; here's why
- November 01, 2017

Days before most USA residents "fall back", a special commission in MA that has been examining the possibility of year-round daylight saving time plans to release its final recommendations. Could Massachusetts do this alone? You know, MA is not a big state. "Sleep problems have previously been associated with increased antisocial and criminal behavior, so we were surprised to find that increased sleep was associated with increased offending", said Richard Perry University's Adrian Raine in ... (more...)
Victorian MP apologises for Irish slur Victorian MP apologises for Irish slur
- November 01, 2017

She said recent scammers operating in the area had been backpackers from the United Kingdom and Ireland. I admit I delivered this msg poorly. The report suggests that "men with Irish accents" is a "common feature" of scam reports. Around 70,000 Irish-born people call Australia home, while a further two million Australians can trace their heritage to here. Ms Kairouz was subsequently slammed by Australia's Irish community. (more...)
Video shows alleged terror suspect running in street Video shows alleged terror suspect running in street
- November 01, 2017

A spokesman at the Missouri Highway Patrol said troopers did book a man by the name Safullo Saipov into the St. Charles County Jail. A law enforcement official said Saipov had a Florida license but may have been staying in New Jersey. Nearby Stuyvesant High School was immediately locked down. He held a Florida driver's license on his person at the time of the arrest, though NBC reports that Saipov spent time in both NY and New Jersey over the past seven years. (more...)
His Name Is George Papadopoulos … No, The Other One His Name Is George Papadopoulos … No, The Other One
- November 01, 2017

He lapsed into silence, however, when it emerged that a third former staffer, George Papadopoulos , had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. -revelations that immediately raised the stakes for the Trump administration and revealed that Mueller's probe is clearly focused on the collusion question. (more...)
Power cut on Manus Island, many refusing to leave
- November 01, 2017

But many have locked themselves in, fearing they will not be safe outside where some in the local community do not want them. Manus detainees have been given the option of making a life in PNG, moving to the Nauru camp, returning to their homeland, or going to a third country like Cambodia or the US. (more...)
Climbing on Uluru to be banned from October 2019 Climbing on Uluru to be banned from October 2019
- November 01, 2017

While climbing "the rock", was long considered a rite of passage, with almost three-quarters of all visitors to the World Heritage-listed area scaling it in the 1990s, the Aṉangu traditional owners requested people not climb Uluru due to its spiritual significance after the land was handed back to them in 1985. (more...)
Rebellious GOP lawmakers win tax concession Rebellious GOP lawmakers win tax concession
- November 01, 2017

While the Republican tax negotiators continued Tuesday night, trick-or-treaters took to the neighborhoods outside on Capitol Hill and even some House staffers passed out candy in the hallways. Thanksgiving holiday on November 23. The president predicted a grand signing ceremony before Christmas at "the biggest tax event in the history of our country". (more...)
Tax Bill Delayed As GOP Divisions On Eliminating Tax Breaks Persist
- November 01, 2017

It's unclear if Republicans will still do so. Over the weekend, Rep. Brady said he would preserve the deductability of property taxes under a potential deal with lawmakers from high-tax states such as NY and New Jersey who oppose ending the SALT deduction. (more...)
November 7 General Election Reminders From the Auditor's Office November 7 General Election Reminders From the Auditor's Office
- November 01, 2017

Heather Dill, deputy elections clerk of the Douglas County Clerk's Office, said the office on the first floor of the Douglas County Courthouse was pleased with the early turnout for the city government and school board elections being contested in Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton. (more...)
China October Caixin Manufacturing PMI Steady China October Caixin Manufacturing PMI Steady
- November 01, 2017

While still easily in expansionary territory, China's monthly official factory survey also showed unexpected weakness in new export orders, which had been expected to pick up heading into the peak year-end shopping season. "The manufacturing sector recorded a rise in output during October". Prices of steelmaking raw materials such as iron ore and coking coal have started to dive on fears that winter output curbs will lead to a supply glut, weighing on mining companies and global commodity ... (more...)
Time to ramp up 'Extreme Vetting Program' after New York City attack Time to ramp up 'Extreme Vetting Program' after New York City attack
- November 01, 2017

President Donald Trump's four-month worldwide ban on refugees ended October 24, officials said, as his administration prepared to unveil tougher new screening procedures. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neil told reporters witnesses heard the man shout "Allahu Akbar". Citing security concerns, Trump previously said his administration was taking steps to prevent future terrorist attacks in the US. (more...)
Trump Slams Former Aide Who Pleaded Guilty In Russia Probe As 'Liar' Trump Slams Former Aide Who Pleaded Guilty In Russia Probe As 'Liar'
- November 01, 2017

That was just weeks after Russian government hackers gained access to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails in March 2016 and almost two months before the Democratic National Committee successfully expelled the hackers from its computer system, where they had been since the previous year, according to Crowdstrike, the cybersecurity firm the party hired to investigate the hack. (more...)
Georgia Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings
- November 01, 2017

Others in the the top four determined by the selection committee revealed Tuesday night in ESPN's show: No. 2 Alabama , No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson. Assuming that Georgia and Alabama continue to win out, the two will meet in the SEC title game. Still, it's favorable to be considered in that top four this early on into the year and every team that makes it is striving to stay there. (more...)
Lawyers want officer fired after Gray death
- November 01, 2017

Goodson was acquitted but faces a disciplinary hearing beginning Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, to determine whether he will be fired from the police department. But Goodson's attorney says the officer didn't receive proper direction from the department on recent policy changes regarding seatbelt use. "It's a failure to serve it with resources, and it's frankly not surprising people how officers are not taking seriously their duty to citizens of the community and treating them like human beings", ... (more...)
Deschamps extends France contract Deschamps extends France contract
- November 01, 2017

Two years later, France made into the final at the 2016 European Championship on their homeland, before losing to Portugal 1-0 in the final. Money wasn't talked about. The deal will take the 49-year-old Deschamps through to the end of Euro 2020, meaning he will have been in charge for eight years. "When you see the quality of our players, there's cause for hope". (more...)
New York Terrorist attack kills 8, suspect shouts 'Allahu Akbar' New York Terrorist attack kills 8, suspect shouts 'Allahu Akbar'
- November 01, 2017

In addition to those killed, 11 people were seriously injured, police said. A 29 year old driving a rental truck crashed it into a school bus near the World Trade Center on a bicycle path in NY carrying firearms and shot several people, of whom 8 are dead and the rest injured. (more...)

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