• Armed Ugandan Politicians Smash Chairs Over One Another's Heads In Parliament
Armed Ugandan Politicians Smash Chairs Over One Another's Heads In Parliament

At least 25 MPs opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment to prolong Museveni's tenure were forcibly ejected on orders of the speaker for involvement in fighting on Tuesday. Removing the age cap would erase that barrier. The ban, however, was viewed by critics as a deliberate blackout on opponents of the bill. Brawl in the Ugandan Parlia...

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  • Ireland slips one place in Global Competitiveness Index
Ireland slips one place in Global Competitiveness Index

Brand South Africa , the official marketing agency of South Africa , said that this year's results was a wake-up call to the nation following on two years where the country made strong progress in the global competitiveness rankings. Another key finding is that competitiveness is enhanced, not weakened, by combining degrees of flexibility within ...

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  • Contractors Begin Building Prototypes For Trump's Border Wall
Contractors Begin Building Prototypes For Trump's Border Wall

The four companies that will build prototypes of alternate materials are: Caddell Construction and W.G. Yates & Sons, as well as KWR Construction of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and ELTA North America of Annapolis Junction, Md. "We support the right to peacefully protest, but there is no need to bring weapons", said Ron Lane, the county's deputy chief admi...

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  • Four scenarios behind fire at ammunition depot near Kalynivka
Four scenarios behind fire at ammunition depot near Kalynivka

The powerful explosions late on Tuesday created massive fireballs that lit up the night sky. The cause of the fire is now under investigation. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, who arrived in Vinnytsya city following the blast, said the government has allocated 3.8 million USA dollars for the relief efforts of the disaster.

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  • Don't blame us for Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan tells US
Don't blame us for Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan tells US

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had hit out at Pakistan for creating terror groups like LeT, JeM, Hizbul Mujahideen and the Haqqani Network, India today asked Pakistani leaders to introspect as to why their country is infamous as the "pre- eminent export factory for terror".

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  • Democrat Donnelly going to IN with Trump for tax speech
Democrat Donnelly going to IN with Trump for tax speech

Several congressmen will fly with Trump to the event, including Democratic U.S. Sen. Pence won't be at this speech, but he's also part of the tax reform roll-out - he was in IN last week to talk about it, as the White House seeks to put pressure on U.S.

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  • Coroner discusses what autopsy revealed about death of Otto Warmbier
Coroner discusses what autopsy revealed about death of Otto Warmbier

The Hamilton County Coroner's Court conducted an examination of the young student on 19 June this year. Another scar on his sternum appeared to be a "tracheotomy scar" to insert a breathing tube. "We don't know what happened to him to cause that brain damage", said Sammarco at a press conference Wednesday. Only an external examination of the body r...

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  • P Chidambaram lauds Yashwant Sinha for talking 'truth to power'
P Chidambaram lauds Yashwant Sinha for talking 'truth to power'

He then went on to lambast several key financial initiatives adopted by the central government, including demonetisation ("an unmitigated economic disaster") and the Goods and Services Tax ("a badly conceived and poorly implemented move that has played havoc with businesses"), and slammed the manner in which the present dispensation's policies alle...

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  • DirecTV reportedly offering NFL Sunday Ticket refunds to fans angered by protests
DirecTV reportedly offering NFL Sunday Ticket refunds to fans angered by protests

The $280 package is usually something fans can't cancel once the season begins. Mark Hoffman, a longtime subscriber to Sunday Ticket told the Wall Street Journal that he applied for a refund but wasn't confident he would receive one. It comes after the debate about kneeling during the anthem resurfaced when President Donald Trump tweeted saying...

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  • Trump, Spain's prime minister expected to discuss trade at news conference
Trump, Spain's prime minister expected to discuss trade at news conference

The White House Press Office also mistakenly used the title for Spain's leader in its daily schedule and in a tweet ahead of Tuesday's event. Rajoy called the situation "just crazy" and said a referendum can not be held because no one in the Catalan government is organizing it.

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  • Puerto Rico needs food, water and fuel. Can lifting shipping restrictions help?
Puerto Rico needs food, water and fuel. Can lifting shipping restrictions help?

Opponents also say it reduces Puerto Rico's competitiveness in the exports market, causing delays in shipping that wouldn't otherwise exist. Velázquez was recently named as one of the co-chairs of Gov. Hill Democrats say lifting an arcane and protectionist federal law known as the Jones Act - which is created to protect the financial interests of...

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  • Palestine becomes Interpol member state
Palestine becomes Interpol member state

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki hailed the vote as a "victory for law enforcement" and "voice of confidence in the capacity of law enforcement in Palestine". Under interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deals, a Palestinian Authority was granted limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The step fell short of full United ...

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  • Trump denies being 'preoccupied' with the NFL
Trump denies being 'preoccupied' with the NFL

He added , "The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was loudest I have ever heard". On Tuesday morning he tweeted the National Football League should make it a rule where players are forced to stand for the anthem.

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  • Equifax CEO steps down after data breach controversy
Equifax CEO steps down after data breach controversy

Equifax's next moves will make it clear whether Feidler truly plans to address the company's deep issues or if Smith is merely a scapegoat. So far Equifax has handled the data breach poorly, and winning back consumer trust will certainly be hard for the company but Smith stepping down as CEO is a step in the right direction.

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  • South Korea says North Korean hackers tried to steal bitcoins
South Korea says North Korean hackers tried to steal bitcoins

Tillerson's visit to Beijing follows one by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who said on Monday China needed to guarantee fair and reciprocal treatment for U.S. "Sanctions against Chinese firms and banks likely will clarify the consequences of Beijing violating United Nations and USA sanctions", he said, referring to Trump's move last week to g...

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  • Donations sought for hurricane-damage in the US Virgin Islands
Donations sought for hurricane-damage in the US Virgin Islands

But they're also calling on people who took animals in during the hurricane to come forward about where they found the pets and what condition they were in. The Florida Health Department issued a message on Twitter before the storm hit, pleading with citizens to stick with their pets. 'I think sometimes how word gets out on social media surprises...

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  • CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United live streaming free
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United live streaming free

The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 and speaks fluent, accent-free Russian. Manchester United travel to Moscow for their second Champions League Group A match of the season following their 3-0 home win over FC Basel .

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  • Steve Bannon plots way to keep momentum following Alabama win
Steve Bannon plots way to keep momentum following Alabama win

Trump and Pence went to Alabama in the closing days of the race to stump for unusual. President Donald Trump also campaigned for unusual, holding a rally in the state on Friday, as did Vice President Mike Pence . Tuesday's voter turnout appeared to be the lower than the August primary, at about 12 to 15 percent, Secretary of State John M...

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  • European rail manufacturers announce deal, leaving Bombardier out in cold
European rail manufacturers announce deal, leaving Bombardier out in cold

Siemens will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will be called Siemens Alstom , while Alstom will supply Henri Poupart-Lafarge as chief executive. Siemens is also the leader in signaling technology, while Bombardier - whose transportation headquarters are in Berlin - is stronger in commuter and light-rail trains.

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  • Top US general says North Korea's military posture remains unchanged
Top US general says North Korea's military posture remains unchanged

The Pentagon's top military officer has said he told the Trump administration that it should allow all qualified troops to serve , advice the president ignored by banning transgender soldiers. Mattis said he would establish a panel of experts to determine how to implement Trump's order and that now serving transgender troops would not be...

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  • U.S. keeps up diplomatic efforts to deal with N. Korea crisis
U.S. keeps up diplomatic efforts to deal with N. Korea crisis

Speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said that his country could carry out a nuclear bomb test over the Pacific if the USA continued to threaten the country. "North Korea relocated its warplanes and strengthened defences along the east coast", said Lee Cheol-Woo, the ...

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  • USA appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'
USA appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'

The Travis County Sheriff's Office will now honor all such requests from ICE, known as "detainers", spokeswoman Kristen Dark said . "As I have maintained throughout this process, I have not violated federal or state law, nor do I intend", Hernandez said in a news release.

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  • BHU violence: NHRC issue notices to UP government, vice chancellor
BHU violence: NHRC issue notices to UP government, vice chancellor

However, seconds later, he retracted and said that the local officials would only conduct an inquiry into the incident. Apart from sexual crimes against the women on the campus, a man was allegedly gangraped in a moving auto for hours, with neither the police nor the campus patrol detecting any wrongdoing.

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  • The groom saved the child from drowning
The groom saved the child from drowning

The couple and the photographer said it appeared that the boy had fallen in while playing near the lake's edge. When the groom approached the boy, he was under water on his back, Clay told CTV News . "I was sort of keeping a close eye on them, just because they were close to the water", he told the BBC . He added: "His quick action saved the ...

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  • Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77
Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77

Kym Marsh , who plays Michelle Connor, wrote: "Just heard the bad news of our lovely Liz Dawn's passing". The actress was also friends with Liz, and she spoke live on Loose Women today to share her sadness following Liz's death. He said: " Liz Dawn made me laugh every time I was was with her, that will be my everlasting memory of her sleep wel...

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  • Mandatory evacuations ordered as S. California fire spreads
Mandatory evacuations ordered as S. California fire spreads

Hundreds of homes remained evacuated Tuesday morning as officials prepared to reassess the damage caused by the Canyon Fire burning near Corona. By 2 p.m., 25 to 30 acres had burned in what was being called the Canyon Fire. Aircraft and more than 300 firefighters have been deployed to extinguish the blaze, which is only 5 percent contained, acc...

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  • China takes issue with Japan over N. Korea; calls Abe 'belligerent'
China takes issue with Japan over N. Korea; calls Abe 'belligerent'

The same day, Trump announced new US sanctions against other countries, foreign businesses and individuals that do business with North Korea , a move likely to primarily affect China, Pyongyang's largest trading partner. In his controversial speech, he referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as " rocket man ", and threatened to " totally destr...

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  • Japan's Abe calls snap election
Japan's Abe calls snap election

Abe is expected to announce later Monday that he plans to dissolve part of Japan's two-chamber parliament on Thursday and call for a snap election to be held October 22. It's a feat that she hopes to replicate on a wider scale next month: on the very day that Abe announced early elections, Koike announced the "Party of Hope", a new reform-oriente...

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  • PFI contracts come under scrutiny by Labour Party
PFI contracts come under scrutiny by Labour Party

A future Labour government in the United Kingdom would attack PFI contracts, the Labour Party conference has heard. But the director of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, told the programme that taking back contracts would cost "an very bad lot upfront" unless Labour was planning to expropriate them.

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  • Another mass grave containing bodies of 17 Hindus found in Myanmar
Another mass grave containing bodies of 17 Hindus found in Myanmar

Some 430,000 Rohingya have since fled to Bangladesh, bringing with them stories of atrocities at the hands of Myanmar's soldiers. Diplomats say the Security Council could consider adopting a formal statement if the situation does not improve, but China and Russian Federation are unlikely to agree to stronger action that would require the adoption...

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  • ADB raises Asia growth forecast as global conditions improve
ADB raises Asia growth forecast as global conditions improve

In addition to strong remittances from overseas Filipinos, a proposed reduction in personal income tax rates will boost household consumption, the ABD said. Other challenges include the timely passage of TRAIN and the need to improve the capacity of line agencies implementing key infra projects. "Expansionary fiscal policy and unanticipated exter...

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  • Saudi King issues order allowing women to drive
Saudi King issues order allowing women to drive

The move, which has been welcomed by the United States, represents a significant opening for women in Saudi Arabia, where women's rights have steadily and slowly gained ground over the years. "The police will need to be trained to interact with women in a way they rarely do in a society where men and women who are not related rarely interact", the ...

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  • Jokowi Hand-Delivers IDR7.1 Billion for Mount Agung's Evacuees
Jokowi Hand-Delivers IDR7.1 Billion for Mount Agung's Evacuees

But people further away are also leaving, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. She said: "The tourists I have spoke to seem very anxious, I think this is due to having a better understanding and awareness about the dangers involved with an eruption ".

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  • Dyson announces plans for electric vehicle
Dyson announces plans for electric vehicle

Dyson now makes products in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Dyson , the United Kingdom company best known for its pricey vacuum cleaners, is building an electric auto. It is believed that Dyson is heavily investing in artificial intelligence, robotics and battery research at its new campus based in Hullavington, Wiltshire, located ...

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  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could face arrest over referendum
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could face arrest over referendum

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said earlier this month that the United States took no position on the referendum. On Sept. 23, the Catalan High Court ordered any website supporting the referendum to be blocked. Hundreds of police reinforcements, including the national Civil Guard, have been brought into Barcelona and other citi...

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