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Tropical Storm Nate bringing heavy rain to Honduras and Nicaragua

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Although NOLA officials say that pumps are now operating at 92% capacity, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared a state of emergency ahead of Nate's arrival. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter flew into the center of the storm Friday night and reported hurricane force winds. Landrieu said officials are working "around the clock" to fix all power and pumps for the city's drainage system, which is grappling with flooding from recent rains. Read More »

PETA wants Red Wings to modify octopus tradition

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A special performance from the Killer Flamingos will happen at 5 p.m. "Octopuses are intelligent, sensitive animals who use tools, communicate with one another, form romantic social bonds, and deserve our respect", says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. Read More »

Delhi: Four women, security-guard stabbed to death in Shahdara

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There was no forced entry into house and no valuables were stolen. The police control room received a call about the incident around 7 am on Saturday. After the incident was reported, officials from Delhi police rushed to the spot. On inquiry, the police got to know that the family had some oil business in that area. Read More »

UP Woman Gang-raped In Front Of Husband, Kid On Gunpoint

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They tied her husband to a tree and threatened to harm their child if they raised an alarm, the victim told the police. The incident happened when the woman along with her husband had taken their baby to a pediatrician and were returning home on a motorbike in Muzaffarnagar when they were waylaid by four men, who were carrying weapons, in a auto. Read More »

No need for NIA probe in Hadiya case

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Rejecting NIA's claims, the Kerala govt told Supreme Court that the Hadiya case was not part of an alleged "pattern" of religious conversions and radicalication, reported the Hindu . In the affidavit, it is not mentioned whether the government supports or opposes the NIA investigation. It also asked for the family background, any criminal background of Shafin Jahan and if at all, the case had any links to trafficking Hadiya outside the country. Read More »

IDA Says EU "Out Of Line" Suing Ireland Over Apple

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Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager commented: "Ireland has to recover up to EUR13bn in illegal state aid from Apple ". Ireland was ordered to recover the money after the commissioner said last August that the country had allowed Apple to "pay substantially less tax than other businesses" . Read More »

Turkey Backs 'Major Operation' in Syria's Idlib Province

Ankara launched Operation Euphrates Shield against Daesh previous year on August 24, backing FSA forces inside Syria, and recaptured several towns near its border from the terror group, including Jarablus, al-Rai, Dabiq and al-Bab. It is not clear what role the Turkish military in playing in the operation. Meanwhile, a series of airstrikes by Russian jets in the past 24 hours had killed about 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries in Syria, the defence ministry in Moscow ... Read More »

Iggy Azalea sued for not paying $300000 credit card debt

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Azalea was slapped with two tax liens in 2016: $269,980.20 for unpaid 2015 taxes and $391,056.55 for 2014 , the year her debut album , " The New Classic ", dropped. Back in 2016, the IRS claims that she owed them $400,000, a substantial amount indeed. She posted: 'Peep the way when one thing happens media scrambles to keep adding on to the storyline, like a soap opera. Read More »

Police find decapitated head of journalist Kim Wall

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Her torso - minus her head, arms and legs - was found on a beach on Amager Island near Copenhagen, 11 days after she took a trip on his homemade submarine. Madsen said he "buried" her at sea after she was hit by a 155lb hatch on his UC3 Nautillus submarine. Police spokesman Jens Moller Jensen told reporters on Saturday that the body parts will be investigated further to try and determine a cause of death. Read More »

Kerala medical students killed in Karnataka road accident

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The entire college was shocked when they heard of the accident later. While Joel was a student of Rajarajeshwari Medical College in Bengaluru , Nikhith was a studying chartered accountancy at a private college in Kerala. Eyewitnesses said a speeding truck rammed their Bengaluru-bound vehicle near Sanghabasvana Doddi in Ramnagar district on Mysuru Highway. Police personnel from Bidadi station visited the spot and took steps to register the case and take up investigation. Read More »

@RSSorg Chief Mohan Bhagwat escapes major accident on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura

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Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat had a miraculous escape on Friday morning after his auto rammed into another vehicle in his cavalcade on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district on Friday morning. Reportedly, Bhagwat along with his accomplices were safely shifted to other cars and the troop left for Vrindavan after a small halt. Bhagwat has resumed his journey and will attend events as scheduled. Read More »

Multiple Off-Duty SoCal Cops, Firefighters Injured in Vegas Mass Shooting

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And I will carry that with me forever. In a statement , she reportedly told Fox News that she was "in complete disbelief and despair", adding, "Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. When asked if she knew her husband was dying, Mrs Melton said she did. When the gunfire finally did stop, Heather Melton said she started screaming for someone to help. Read More »

Sasikala granted five-day parole to visit ailing husband

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Sasikala, a long time aide of Jayalalithaa, would be staying in the house of her sister-in-law Ilavarasi's daughter Krishnapriya residence at T Nagar here, said party sources. Sasikala loyalist and AIADMK's Karnataka unit in-charge Va Pugazhendi said that party's Rajya Sabha MP N Krishnan gave an undertaking on Sasikala's behalf and deposited Rs 1,000 with the jail as a surety for her parole. Read More »

Why Arun Shourie's speech worries the government

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Likening the demonetisation move to suicide, Shourie said both are a "bold step". Point: The Narendra Modi government works on ilham (revelation). He then added that "actually don't even go by what they are saying, but go by what they have been doing and what they have condoned in other people". Read More »

Fire at Butcher Island in Maharashtra, 2 fuel storage tankers decanted

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Reportedly, the fire is under control. According to Manohar Rao, Executive Director and Head of safety, BPCL, the prima facie cause of the fire was lightning. "Firefighting operations are in progress by BPT personnel with a fixed firefighting sys tem". People from the eastern coast of Mumbai could see thick smoke billowing out from Butcher Island , located almost 5 nautical miles off the Gateway of India. Read More »

U.S. military halts exercises over Qatar crisis — APNewsBreak

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Qatar shares a massive offshore natural gas field with Iran but denies supporting extremists. But US officials are now working to end the months-long dispute. Among the exercises that are likely to be affected is the "Eagle Resolve" manoeuvre, according to AP. In this April 6, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Read More »

Narendra Modi Arrives In Gujarat For Two-Day Visit

Next, he would lay foundation stone of a Rs 2,500-crore Rajkot International Airport. PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. We had said we will study all aspects relating to GST for 3 months, including the shortcomings. He also plans to distribute tablets to the health workers. ImTeCHO is aimed at improving the performance of community health workers ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) through better supervision, support and motivation for increasing coverage of proven maternal, ... Read More »

KYC not needed for buying jewellery above Rs 50000

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The decision was taken at the crucial GST Council meeting today. Dealers in valuable metals, valuable stones and other high-esteem products having a turnover of over Rs 2 crore in a fiscal year had been informed as people carrying on assigned business and callings under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, (PMLA) 2002. Read More »

TURKEY: 40 sentenced to life in prison for attempting to assassinate Erdogan

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The court handed down life sentences to 40 of the defendants. Some of the accused said they did not believe the court could deliver a fair verdict, saying it was under political pressure. "We welcome Secretary Tillerson's refreshingly straightforward admission that President Erdogan remains defiant and unapologetic in the face of global outrage over his May 16th attack", said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. Read More »

PM is day-dreaming as he says economy is strong: Rahul

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Kicking off the party's election campaign, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will today address, "Vikas se Vijay Ki Aur" rally in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. He said party workers should tell the people how "lakhs had been rendered jobless" after implementation of these policies. Gandhi accused the government of "attacking" these small and medium businesses first through demonetisation and then through the GST. Read More »

Dems bemoan lack of action on guns by GOP

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Mr Kelly highlighted other mass shootings such as the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre shooting in 2012, the heinous murder of 26 children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut in 2014, and the previously-deadliest shooting in USA history - when 49 people were killed and 58 injured in an Orlando nightclub. Read More »

Kenyan parties in talks with electoral body

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National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said that the coalition's demonstrations against the electoral commission will continue until the poll body addresses their demands. "We had a fruitful meeting with Jubilee and NASA". On the proposed amendments to electoral laws, the Deputy President said that Parliament is an independent body and members of the house will do their duties as required by making and changing laws. Read More »

Kim Jong-nam murder suspects' clothes had VX agent on it

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Dr Mohd Shah told the court the deceased was identified by the investigating officer and the body was released without a DNA match with the approval by the investigating officer. Prosecutors said the chemist who prepared the report will testify Thursday. Asked the best method to apply VX if one's intention is to kill, the chemist responded: "If I am the one in that position I will apply on the eyes and the skin around the neck". Read More »

14 civilians killed in Russian strikes in eastern Syria

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Russian-backed Syrian government forces on Friday broke into the eastern town of Mayadeen, one of the Islamic State group's last bastions in the country, a monitor said. The city, further up the Euphrates, was the de facto Syrian capital of IS's now collapsing "state". On Wednesday, another Russian air strike killed 38 civilians trying to flee the fighting in Deir Ezzor province, according to the Observatory. Read More »

NRA Caves on Bump Stocks

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Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee. Some 33,000 people die from guns each year in the US, which has the highest gun ownership rate on the planet. Senator John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said he wants more study of the bump stocks and isn't ready to call for a ban. "I'm open to finding out about it and maybe putting it on the category that would be outlawed", Inhofe said. Read More »

Santa Claus' Tomb May Have Been Found In Turkey

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For a long time his bones were thought to have been stolen, but now some archaeologists have found a temple underneath the church and they believe that's where the remains of Saint Nicholas are buried. But Mr Karabyram has told the ABC in the U.S. that those bones may have actually been the remains of another priest. The church is in search for researchers from eight different fields of study to take forward this work at the site. Read More »

Dutch Soccer Teams Earn Academic Award

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Among these programs are 195 schools receiving honors for both their men and women's teams. In addition to their stellar work in the classroom, the Carleton men have also qualified for the MIAC Playoffs in each of the last 10 seasons, the longest active streak among the men's and women's soccer programs around the conference. Read More »

US House Passes $4.1 Trillion Budget Plan

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This House Republican budget is removed from the reality in cities and towns across the country. Ryan assured the man that the Republican tax plan , which includes lowering rates and doubling the standard deduction, would result in more take-home pay for him. Read More »

Daughter of former Long Islander wounded in Vegas shooting

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A GoFundMe page set up for Frost has already raised more than $90,000 since the horror shooting unfolded. Doctors were forced to remove her eye and told her family she could have some level of brain damage as the bullet passed through two quadrants of her brain, according to family spokesperson Amy Klinger who works with Watson Moreland. Read More »

Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services restored in Kashmir

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Mobile Internet services were snapped in the afternoon as a precautionary measure to avoid any law and order problem, officials said. "I condemn the braid chopping incidents, which has created panic among the local populace". As a mark of protest, shopkeepers pulled down shutters of their shops and observed shutdown for the day. Over 65 cases have already been registered since September. Read More »

SMU: Suspended Frat Made New Members Eat Until Sick

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Evidence of the following hazing was found, according to the university: "paddling; servitude required of new members; forcing new members to consume alcohol; forcing new members to participate in calisthenics; forcing new members to consume food items such as jalapeños, habaneros, red onions, and milk until vomiting was induced; forcing new members to wear clothing soiled with vomit; sleep deprivation; 'underground membership'". Read More »

Our president and Puerto Rico

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Local officials have said they still need help with food, clean drinking water, communications, and more. "I wouldn't take it word for word with that", Mulvaney said on CNN . "They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out ", Trump said during an interview with Fox News . Read More »