• United States court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
United States court blocks Trump's military transgender ban

US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly put a hold on President Trump's tweet-ordered ban on transgender military service, ruling in favor of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), who filed Doe v.

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  • 'Shortest Asia-Europe rail link' launched in Azerbaijan
'Shortest Asia-Europe rail link' launched in Azerbaijan

Addressing opening ceremony at Caspian port city of Alat (New port of Baku), Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said that BTK is the shortest and most reliable link between Europe and Asia and 846 kilometer railways route will provide an alternative route to existing rail services carrying cargo from Asia (China) to Europe via Russian Federation and Ir...

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  • Trump, GOP appear open to 401(k) changes in tax bill
Trump, GOP appear open to 401(k) changes in tax bill

The current annual cap for most people is $18,000, but lobbyists had heard that the limit could be reduced to $2,400. The standard deduction would be almost doubled, to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for families; the number of tax brackets would shrink from seven and the child tax credit would be increased.

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  • Congress condemns arrest of journalist Vinod Verma
Congress condemns arrest of journalist Vinod Verma

He said Verma is not a full-fledged member of the Congress party but he is associated with a public relations company that is managing the work of the Congress in Chhattisgarh. Police also claimed to have recovered 500 "porn" CDs, a pen drive and a laptop from Mr Verma. The SP said that Verma has been booked under Section 67 (A) Information Tec...

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  • BJP demands resignation of Karnataka minister KJ George
BJP demands resignation of Karnataka minister KJ George

Rao pointed that it was the Supreme Court which had ordered a CBI probe in the case and said that it reflected the court's lack of faith in the state police's report, which had given the minister a clean chit. While demands for resignation have been made by BJP leaders in the last few days immediately after the FIR was filed, the Congress is firm t...

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  • 'White Lives Matter' organizers cancel second rally in Tennessee
'White Lives Matter' organizers cancel second rally in Tennessee

The report notes that the white nationalists raised their arms in Nazi salutes while chanting, "blood and soil' and white lives matter ". Law enforcement expects to see counter-protesters at the events as well. The white nationalist demonstrators gathered behind a half dozen white shields emblazoned with red crosses. A second rally planned...

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  • Facebook to Use Canada as Testing Ground for New Ad Transparency Features
Facebook to Use Canada as Testing Ground for New Ad Transparency Features

Also earlier this month, Facebook Canada said it was launching a "Canadian Election Integrity Initiative" ahead of the 2019 federal election. Users will be able to see both current and past political ads in a searchable archive, it said. Facebook's initial tests in Canada will only display ads that are now live, but Goldman says Facebook has a plan...

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  • Bruce Maxwell arrested in Scottsdale
Bruce Maxwell arrested in Scottsdale

Many National Football League players have knelt in protest during the national anthem , bringing stark condemnation from President Donald Trump. "The only way we can come together is by informing". "And then everything changed". TMZ Sports initially reported the story, and NBC News' Kurt Chirbas tweeted a statement from the Scottsdale (Ariz.)...

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  • UAE refuses to play Israel national anthem for judo gold medal victor
UAE refuses to play Israel national anthem for judo gold medal victor

Jan Koum, the CEO of mobile messaging app WhatsApp, has chosen to share on his Facebook page a YouTube video of Hatikvah , Israel's national anthem, after the organizers of a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi refused to play it when Israeli athlete Tal Flicker won the gold.

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  • Israel's United Nations envoy blasts discovery of Gaza tunnel under UNRWA school
Israel's United Nations envoy blasts discovery of Gaza tunnel under UNRWA school

Abu Naim said a November 1 deadline for Hamas to hand over border crossings to the Palestinian Authority would be adhered to. "We can not accept a situation in which UNRWA schools are used as terror bases". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council. UNRWA has always been criticized by Israel for aspects of its handling of...

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  • Michael Moore in Spat With Donald Trump
Michael Moore in Spat With Donald Trump

Moore's show began performances July 28 at the Belasco Theatre, where it opened officially August 10. Taking to Twitter on Saturday evening, President Trump thought deeply about adjectives while trying to ruffle Moore's feathers. Bush presidency and the war on terrorism. "You ARE aware I'm a "B'way star" & I guess this bothers you more. SAD". Moo...

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  • US service member dies in helicopter crash, Logar province - RS
US service member dies in helicopter crash, Logar province - RS

The statement said the crash was not a result of enemy action and its circumstances are being investigated. The statement added that an investigation had been launched to establish the cause of the accident. A USA soldier died after the helicopter they were in crashed in Afghanistan, foreign forces said Saturday, denying Taliban claims...

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  • Iran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes: Rouhani
Iran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes: Rouhani

According to Salehi, Amano will discuss serious issues with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during his scheduled meeting. Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, met with Iranian officials during his visit Sunday in Tehran.

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  • Barzani Announces Withdrawal From Presidential Race
Barzani Announces Withdrawal From Presidential Race

A majority of 70 Kurdish MPs voted to accept Barzani's request and 23 opposed it, Kurdish TV channels Rudaw and Kurdistan 24 said. The Kurdish referendum on support for independence was held in the three provinces that make up the Kurds' autonomous zone, as well as in a string of territories claimed by Baghdad, but at the time controlled by Kurdi...

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  • British man faces lawmaker murder plot charge
British man faces lawmaker murder plot charge

Five other men will also appear in court after being charged with being members of National Action, which became the first extreme right-wing group to be banned under terrorism laws in December 2016 . Being a member of a banned group or inviting support for it is a criminal offence carrying a sentence of up to 10 years' imprisonment. The ant...

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  • Military investigating whether two Navy SEALs murdered a Green Beret
Military investigating whether two Navy SEALs murdered a Green Beret

Melgar shared housing with Special Operations forces assigned to Mali to help with training counterterrorism, the Times reported . News of Melgar's death came to light at the same time the Pentagon is investigating the circumstances surrounding an October 4 ambush in Niger that left four US soldiers dead.

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  • Attorney says he informed jail staff about inmate escape
Attorney says he informed jail staff about inmate escape

Law enforcement is still searching for a man who escaped from South Central Regional Jail in Charleston almost two days before he was reported missing from his cell. During the chase he injured a Charleston officer by ramming a vehicle into her police cruiser and was shot in the hand before being detained by police.

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  • Arun Jaitley questions Congress understanding of Kashmir
Arun Jaitley questions Congress understanding of Kashmir

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister asked, "One of our former Prime Ministers had said if one rupee goes from Delhi, by the time it reaches a village it will become 15 paise". Modi said the country had no hope or expectations from the Congress. PM Modi said after the many electoral defeats, he thought Congress leaders would help bring the party back on...

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  • Minister's convoy runs over minor; UP CM announces 5 lakh compensation
Minister's convoy runs over minor; UP CM announces 5 lakh compensation

According to ANI , the boy was hit by a vehicle of the minister's convoy on Colonelganj-Paraspur route in Gonda district. Meanwhile, the Yogi Adityanath government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased.

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  • Man dressed as Santa Claus shoots people at Halloween party in Texas
Man dressed as Santa Claus shoots people at Halloween party in Texas

Two of the victims, a male and female both in their 30s, had critical, life-threatening injuries. Police arrived at the scene, in a central Austin neighborhood not known for violent crime, shortly after 6 a.m. Police Detective Lee Knouse says the gunman was arrested Sunday morning without incident at a home on the same street as the shooting scen...

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  • Puerto Rico's governor wants controversial $300 million Whitefish contract canceled
Puerto Rico's governor wants controversial $300 million Whitefish contract canceled

The governor of Puerto Rico, the US territory that was devastated by a hurricane a month ago, called Sunday for the immediate cancellation of a contract to restore electrical power to the Caribbean island as questions grow about the small company that was awarded the work.

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  • Heavy rain on Sunday — ACCUWEATHER ALERT
Heavy rain on Sunday — ACCUWEATHER ALERT

A flash flood watch is in effect, as well. Subway flooding is possible, but coastal flooding and storm surges are not expected. "The threat of flash flooding is highest in western Massachusetts, but also exists in eastern MA". Rain will continue to pour throughout the day and into Monday morning, according to AccuWeather . "Heavy rain with ...

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  • Woman turns up four decades after going missing
Woman turns up four decades after going missing

Her husband dropped her off at a hospital in the Catskills for the appointment, the Times Herald-Record reports, but when he came back later to pick her up, she was gone. Because of her condition, she couldn't provide details of her life since then, police said. "She says, 'That's me, ' or me, she responded with one word, me", said Morgan .

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  • United Nations experts: Assad regime responsible for Syria chemical attack
United Nations experts: Assad regime responsible for Syria chemical attack

More than 87 people died in the nerve gas attack on the town in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. After the attack, as images of dying children gasping for air circulated in the media, the USA placed blame on the Syrian military while also accusing Russian Federation, which backs Assad's government, of pushing a "false narrative" that rebel ...

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  • Hadiya 'love jihad' case
Hadiya 'love jihad' case

The top court, in fact, had questioned how the Kerala High Court annulled the marriage of Hadiya and Shafeen Jahan under Article 226. "I will be killed anytime, I am sure", Hadiya - who is in the middle of the state's love jihad controversy - is seen saying in the video clip.

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  • West Virginia falls to Oklahoma State
West Virginia falls to Oklahoma State

Grier finished 20-of-42 for 285 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. "Green is learning to play the ball", Gundy said. Disappointing. I thought we'd play better, have a little bit more energy. "Obviously we couldn't do anything offensively. I'm certainly not putting everything on the offensive line, but in a physical game like this, that...

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  • Pres. Trump greets kids in Oval Office for early Halloween treats
Pres. Trump greets kids in Oval Office for early Halloween treats

It was nearly as if he was trying to tell the assembled press pack, and their children, something. "Do you know who they are?" "I can not believe the media produced such handsome children", said Trump. The White House is suggesting that $45 billion might be a good number for Congress to add to the fight against opioid addiction. For a while, ...

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  • Two sailors and their dogs rescued after five months adrift at sea
Two sailors and their dogs rescued after five months adrift at sea

Photos distributed by the US Navy show the women smiling aboard the warship. Then the ship lost its communications capabilities. Disaster struck nearly immediately when a storm battered their boat with 50- to 70-mph winds for three days as they left Hawaii.

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  • Putin Launched Four Ballistic Missiles
Putin Launched Four Ballistic Missiles

Video released by the country's defence ministry showed a Topol intercontinental missile being launched from northwestern Russian Federation to strike a target on the other side of the country in the far east. The Kremlin further said President Vladimir Putin was present there and himself test-launched the ballistic missiles . A statemen...

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  • Barack Obama called for jury duty in IL and plans to serve
Barack Obama called for jury duty in IL and plans to serve

Chief Judge Tim Evans told county commissioners this week that although Obama resides in Washington, D.C., the former president will report for duty next month, the publication reported . All jurors watch a decades-old video about their duties narrated by journalist Lester Holt, once a local news reader and now anchor of NBC Nightly News.

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  • India aim to clinch series against NZ
India aim to clinch series against NZ

The series is now level at 1-1, with New Zealand registering a six-wicket win in the first ODI in Mumbai, before falling short in the following game by a similar margin. Compensating to that and adjusting to their hectic schedule, the team took a day off on Friday, in Kanpur , ahead of the third and final ODI against New Zealand to be played o...

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  • Madrid to take control amid chaos in Catalonia
Madrid to take control amid chaos in Catalonia

In a televised statement, Puigdemont accused the central government of trampling on the will of independence-seeking Catalans who rejoiced at Friday's vote by regional lawmakers to declare an independent republic. There was no immediate response from the top Catalan officials. "It's very clear that the best form of defending the gains made up unt...

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  • Revanth Reddy quits TDP
Revanth Reddy quits TDP

Revanth Reddy also met Chandrababu Naidu and made his position clear and gave explanation on the developments in the party in his absence. However, an official clarity is still awaited. Mr Chandrababu was later closeted in a meeting with other leaders from Telangana. " Revanth Reddy is going to Vijayawada for the meeting with Naidu".

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  • Take stand on quota by November 3: Hardik Patel to Congress
Take stand on quota by November 3: Hardik Patel to Congress

Hardik Patel , the bellicose Patidar leader, has sent an ultimatum to the Congress , a party he so far has been ambivalent about backing in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election . While Hardik did not clarify what he meant by the "Amit Shah situation" the Patidar leader seemed to be referring to recent raucous rallies in Surat and Karamsad, wher...

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  • Trump declaration on opioid crisis greeted with hope and skepticism in Maine
Trump declaration on opioid crisis greeted with hope and skepticism in Maine

While much of the country has been mired in an opioid crisis for the past several years, the problem has been particularly acute in ME, which has seen a high rate of consumption of prescription opioid painkillers. "To fully respond to this American crisis, we must use every tool at our disposal", he said. Doing so would have unlocked funding from...

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