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Texas town offers hurricane relief, but only with a political promise

Texas town offers hurricane relief, but only with a political promise

The website for Dickinson is accepting applications for individuals and businesses who need assistance following the devastating August hurricane. Because the Texas law was enacted recently, it is not yet clear how the state or cities will enforce the anti-BDS measure. So, why is the city of Dickinson asking relief grant applicants to certify that they are not now boycotting Israel and will not boycott the country while the agreement is in effect? David Olson, Dickinson's city ... Read More

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At Least 52 Officers and Conscripts Killed in Egypt Gun Battle

At Least 52 Officers and Conscripts Killed in Egypt Gun Battle

The statement said national security forces had received information that "terrorists" were in the desert to "hide, train, equip, and carry out terrorist operations, taking advantage of the rugged desert and ease of movement". Two truck drivers heading away from the scene told AFP they had seen heavy deployments of security personnel in the area and that aircraft were carrying out surveillance. Read More

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Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

The move, meant to quash an independence bid led by Catalonia's regional government, follows weeks of division triggered by a banned independence referendum on October 1. "Spain needs to face up to an unacceptable secession attempt on its national territory, which it will resolve through its legitimate democratic institutions", said the king, a ceremonial figure who had criticized Catalan leaders earlier this month. Read More

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Imran Khan condemns loss of lives in Pakistan blast

Imran Khan condemns loss of lives in Pakistan blast

Medical Superintendent of the Civil Hospital Quetta , Shah Jahan, said that seven bodies including six policemen, and 24 injured, mostly policemen, have been brought to the hospital. Home Minister Bugti, while condemning the attack, said the war against terrorism was not over and would go on until no terrorist remained in the area. Read More

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At Least Five People Shot An An Office Park In Maryland

At Least Five People Shot An An Office Park In Maryland

The shooter entered Advanced Granite Solutions in a business park outside Baltimore and fired multiple shots from a handgun, hitting five people, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters. Across the road, several employees, some wearing lime green T-shirts with the Advanced Granite Solutions logo, embraced each other as they waited for news of their colleagues. Read More

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LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

The set will also include Sally Ride , Nancy Grace Roman and Margaret Hamilton , all key figures in the NASA program. Anderson and Sertillanges went to great lengths to capture specific details in the Lego recreations of these space icons, including how Sally Ride's name tag says just "Sally", which is in keeping with a request she actually made in real life. Read More

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Sri Lanka Agree to Play T20I in Lahore; Upul Tharanga Pulls Out

It remains to be seen if the selectors will name a full-strength squad or a second-string side as 40 contracted players had signed the letter. According to a Cricbuzz report, Tharanga's withdrawal also makes him ineligible to play in the first two T20 global matches of the series in the UAE as selectors had earlier announced that they would pick one squad for all the T20 worldwide matches versus Pakistan . Read More

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Nuclear war may break out any time, warns North Korea

Nuclear war may break out any time, warns North Korea

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador Kim In Ryong claimed no country other than north Korea had been the victim of "such an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the US". Leaflets apparently from North Korea calling Trump a "mad dog" and depicting gruesome images of him have turned up across central Seoul in recent days, adding an unusually personal element to North Korean propaganda. Read More

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North Korea attacks Australia with nuclear threats

North Korea attacks Australia with nuclear threats

The European Union imposed new sanctions on North Korea Monday as part of global efforts to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs. "We are determined to find a peaceful solution", she said. "The Australian foreign minister personally expressed her support for the stand of the USA to consider all options including the use of force towards the DPRK, and turned up at Panmunjom on October 11 together with the Australian defence minister to condemn the DPRK during ... Read More

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Rex Tillerson responds to 'castration' comment on CNN, 'I'm fully intact'

Rex Tillerson responds to 'castration' comment on CNN, 'I'm fully intact'

You want to make a game out of it, I'm not playing". And they feed on it. I wish that the Trump administration officials, like Tillerson, who privately bash their Dear Leader, would man up and quit, and publicly disavow him. "I am fully committed to his objectives", Tillerson continued. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker , a Republican, publicly rebuked the president for " castrating " his the secretary of state and undermining his diplomatic efforts. Read More

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Modi to share dais with Nitish during Bihar visit tomorrow

Modi to share dais with Nitish during Bihar visit tomorrow

Kumar's request came on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a sewage treatment plant for Patna town worth Rs 738.04 crore under the "Namami Gange" project. He asked the PU students and faculty to work wholeheartedly for restoration of the university's past glory.The CM also took a dig at Congress leader and former education minister Ashok Choudhary sitting in the audience. Read More

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Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

Rumors have surfaced in recent months that the city would take measures to ban diesel vehicles prior to the 2024 games. Although it may seem incredibly hard for North Americans to imagine such a ban, many Parisians do not own a vehicle. When it comes to efforts to reduce pollution within city limits, Paris is already known for introducing a ban on cars older than 20 years in the city during weekdays, a measure which drew some criticism for effectively discriminating against those who can ... Read More

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Lavrov says Tehran abides by all commitments on Iran nuclear deal

Lavrov says Tehran abides by all commitments on Iran nuclear deal

Trump is expected to unveil a broad strategy on confronting Iran this week, likely on Friday. Second, Trump could call for greater non-nuclear sanctions on Iran as it seeks to punish the regime without violating the deal. Several diplomats have said Europe would be ready to discuss sanctioning Iran's ballistic missile tests and forming a strategy to curb Iran's influence in the region. Read More

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A three-year-old boy was left at a Utah corn maze Monday night

A three-year-old boy was left at a Utah corn maze Monday night

Joe Monson said authorities received a call from the mother about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, anxious she had left her son in the maze overnight. "She realized she may have left him at the corn maze and called us". "The fact that it took so long for them to realize the child was missing - was it purely an accident?" Officials said the child and his family live in a home shared with other families. Read More

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International Monetary Fund raises China growth forecast for 2017 to 6.8%

International Monetary Fund raises China growth forecast for 2017 to 6.8%

A delay in infrastructure projects execution also risks having the additional revenues from the comprehensive tax reform program being diverted to other expenditure items with little growth potential, it added. The International Monetary Fund issued Tuesday a more optimistic prognosis for Russian Federation five months ahead of presidential elections but warned the authorities of structural constraints that jeopardise long-term economic prospects. Read More

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Catalan govt to blame for companies' exodus from region - Spanish finmin

Catalan govt to blame for companies' exodus from region - Spanish finmin

The slogan for the Barcelona protest, which was organised by the Societat Civil Catalana, the main anti-independence group in Catalonia , was Enough, let's recover good sense! Although he did not say which specific charges Mr Puigdemont might face, according to El Español , Mr Casado warned that in Spain the crimes of sedition carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and rebellion against the state 25 years. Read More

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Bulgaria 0 France 1

Bulgaria 0 France 1

Sweden had applied the pressure with an 8-0 thumping of Luxembourg , who held France to a goalless draw in their last outing, earlier in the day. Switzerland lead Portugal by three points but have an inferior goal difference. "We knew it would be hard, they're a team that had won four times at home in this group. When you have good players, it's normal to expect us to make the difference". Read More

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Turkey advances into Syria's Idlib in major offensive against jihadists

A successful mission would help Assad focus on fighting Islamic State in eastern Syria, Emre Ersen, an analyst at Istanbul's Marmara University, said at the conference. Two waves of air strikes on Idlib killed at least 13 civilians over the past 24 hours, a Britain-based monitoring group said on Saturday. Despite being on opposite sides of the conflict, Russia and Turkey have been working together intensely since a 2016 reconciliation deal ended a crisis caused by the shooting down of a ... Read More

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Journalist Kim Wall's head is found

Journalist Kim Wall's head is found

Bags found just one kilometer from the place where, on 21 August, found the torso of a woman. They had been put in plastic bags, along with a knife and " heavy metal pieces " to make them sink. Madsen was safeguarded from the sinking vessel and brought shorewards, where he was grabbed by police, yet there was no hint of the missing columnist. Read More

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Vegas shooter had interest in guns, video poker, real estate

Vegas shooter had interest in guns, video poker, real estate

Police recovered 23 weapons from the suit, including 22 rifles and one handgun. One image appears to show an assault rifle with a modified stock, allowing the shooter to fire at near-automatic speed. He also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was still investigating Marilou Danley, a 61-year-old Philippine woman who lived with Paddock in Mesquite of Nevada, a city located 120 km northeast of Las Vegas . Read More

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Oil slides near $50 on signs USA fuel stockpiles increased

Oil slides near $50 on signs USA fuel stockpiles increased

The November contract expired Friday up 13 cents at $57.54. Global benchmark Brent crude for December delivery was down 23 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $56.56 a barrel. Supply from the 11 members with production targets under the original accord rose by 40,000 bpd. Now the market expects data on oil reserves in the US from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and U.S Energy Department. Read More

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Demise of Energy East exposes political divide between energy, environment

Demise of Energy East exposes political divide between energy, environment

The largest pipeline proposal in Canadian history met a bitter end this week, leaving behind a trail of delighted environmentalists, deeply disappointed industry stakeholders, and carefully measured government responses. TransCanada Corp .is cancelling the Energy East pipeline , the company said in a statement this morning. The project was cancelled Thurs. It was not immediately clear whether the project's opponents would be able to hold up Energy East as an example to the court. Read More

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Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police said

Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police said

She didn't plan on returning until October 1, but police contacted her and told her she needed to return to the USA immediately. She made no arrangements to provide supervision of the children while she was away, according to police. The children were held in custody by the Iowa Human Services Department and have now been released to relatives. Once she returned, she was arrested. Read More

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'We're not Nazis, you've shown that by electing me' - new Ukip leader

'We're not Nazis, you've shown that by electing me' - new Ukip leader

At the 2015 general election, Ukip won an extraordinary 13 per cent of the vote - beating the Liberal Democrats into fourth place - but was left with only one MP, Mr Carswell. A banner was superimposed with an image of Mr Farage posing as Adolf Hitler with the European Union logo in the background. A former soldier and police officer, Bolton won a tight seven-way race, taking 29.9% (3,874) of the overall votes. Read More

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