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HHS Tom Price chartered government-funded jets to places he owns property

HHS Tom Price chartered government-funded jets to places he owns property Senate Republicans announced Tuesday they were again backing away from a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The committee sent a letter to Price asking that he "identify each usage of a private, non-commercial aircraft by a non-career official" by October 10. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's foreign minister describes Hafiz Saeed, LeT a liability

Pakistan's foreign minister describes Hafiz Saeed, LeT a liability Asif's admission came possibly hours after news broke of how a Pakistan Intelligence Bureau (IB) official is running pillar to post because no one seems to believe that his organisation is supporting terrorists . The foreign minister also said the threat of terrorism in Afghanistan and other regions of the world can not be eradicated by armed engagement, as military strategies have proved to be i... [Full Article...]

Parents of OH student speak out against North Korea

Parents of OH student speak out against North Korea Warmbier's parents said that they had been warned in the hours before his arrival that their son was in a coma and had suffered brain damage, but that they and their two other children were unprepared for what they saw when they boarded the aircraft that had carried him home on June 13. [Full Article...]

Women Now Allowed To Drive In Saudi

Women Now Allowed To Drive In Saudi Auto manufacturers may sense opportunities in Saudi Arabia with an expanded market. British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed it as an "important step towards gender equality". The Times reports that a major advocate of the change was Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king's 32-year-old son, who recently laid out a plan to overhaul the kingdom's economy and society-including women's ri... [Full Article...]

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid Israel consistently opposes such attempts and lobbies hard against them. Zeev Elkin, Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection and a close associate of Netanyahu, said in retaliation for the Palestinians joining Interpol, Israel should cancel gestures granted to the Palestinians, including work and entry permits, and special travel permits for Palestinian leaders. [Full Article...]

DirecTV allowing National Football League refunds around player protests

DirecTV allowing National Football League refunds around player protests One longtime subscriber was able to cancel his subscription on Monday. DirecTV normally has a no-cancellation policy for Sunday Ticket. Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 24, 2017. [Full Article...]

After Merger, Alstom, Siemens Forget About High-Speed-Rail Feud

After Merger, Alstom, Siemens Forget About High-Speed-Rail Feud Siemens is expected to opt for a deal with Alstom rather an alternative with Canada's Bombardier , sources said. The combined company to be called Siemens Alstom will have US$18 billion in revenues - about double that of Bombardier Transportation - and US$1.4 billion in adjusted EBIT. [Full Article...]

Korea's Growth Outlook to 2.8%

Korea's Growth Outlook to 2.8% Recently, R Shankar Raman, chief financial officer (CFO) of Larsen and Toubro (L&T ), opined that the government's preparedness for rolling out tax reforms was nowhere close to what was claimed and this found reflection in the slipping GDP growth numbers. [Full Article...]

Rumbling Bali volcano 'at critical stage,' disaster official says

Rumbling Bali volcano 'at critical stage,' disaster official says Hundreds of domestic and worldwide flights were disrupted in 2016 when a volcano erupted on Bali's neighbouring Lombok island, sending up columns of ash and debris. A man shelters in a rescue centre amid fears of an eruptionHow many people have been evacuated? "Also they are anxious about the airport closing because an eruption is imminent". [Full Article...]

N Korea 'destroyed' Otto Warmbier, parents say

N Korea 'destroyed' Otto Warmbier, parents say The 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been held in detention in the rogue state since March 2016 where he was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for allegedly trying to steal a poster. He was released in June while in a coma and died shortly after. North Korea purposefully injured Otto Warmbier during his captivity there past year, his parents said in an interview Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Dyson announce plans to build "radically different" electric vehicle

Dyson announce plans to build The British tech giant, founded by inventor Sir James Dyson , is known for its radical engineering approach to everyday tech - mostly notably with its cyclone vacuums and "bladeless" hand dryers. He was followed last month by Aston's long-serving director of purchasing David Wyer. Hopefully, we'll get more information in the next year or two. It's also been investing heavily in artificial int... [Full Article...]

Madrid and Barcelona clash over control of the Catalonia police force

Madrid and Barcelona clash over control of the Catalonia police force The chief prosecutor in Catalonia ordered police to seal off buildings that will house polling stations before the day of the referendum and deploy officers on the day of the vote to prevent ballots from being ast. The Spanish prosecutor has previously warned that Catalan officials involved in the preparation of the referendum on independence could be charged with disobedience, abuse of power and ... [Full Article...]

At least 37 civilians killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria's Idlib

At least 37 civilians killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria's Idlib Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. "At the moment the operation to liberate the city continues". Elsewhere in Syria, Russian and government warplanes stepped up their airstrikes against rebels as well as al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in different areas, straining ... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle sat with man believed to be matchmaker

Meghan Markle sat with man believed to be matchmaker Prince Harry , right, arrives with his girlfriend Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto on Monday, September 25, 2017. Today, the couple stepped out together hand in hand and sat next to one another in the stand. Prince Harry stopped to shake the hand of the Kiwi competitor who took the opportunity to introduce the taniwha he had been carry... [Full Article...]

U.S. welcomes Saudi move to allow women to drive

U.S. welcomes Saudi move to allow women to drive Saudi women remain largely under the whim of male relatives due to guardianship laws. While the enforcement of these laws has loosened in recent years, there is little to stop Saudi men from greatly limiting the movements of their wives or daughters. [Full Article...]

Megyn Kelly's new 'have fun, avoid politics' show debut gets roasted online

Megyn Kelly's new 'have fun, avoid politics' show debut gets roasted online CNN's Brian Lowry admitted that while it wouldn't be fair to judge Kelly after just one show , he wonders if NBC News fully considered how best to use her talents. Kelly even came under fire, quickly into her first broadcast, while interacting with the cast of the soon-to-be-revived NBC sitcom "Will & Grace". [Full Article...]

Mexico parties offer funds for quake relief

Mexico parties offer funds for quake relief It was powerful enough to once again send residents running into the streets. More than 44,000 schools in six states were due to reopen Monday, but only 103 in Mexico City - just 1 percent of its schools - were set to resume classes after they were certified as structurally safe, Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria could cause risky currents along U.S. coast

Hurricane Maria could cause risky currents along U.S. coast Many will ask why there are so many storms and hurricanes developing at the moment, and while it is hurricane season, favourable conditions in the Atlantic are helping to fuel devastating storms. Category 5 hurricanes have directly hit six land masses head on, leaving devastation in their wake nearly every time. Two of the towns in the three-town project have finished beach replenishment. [Full Article...]

Venezuela Added to President Donald Trump's New Travel Bans

Venezuela Added to President Donald Trump's New Travel Bans President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travellers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban . New rules on the administration's refugee policy are expected to come out in the coming days. These modifications to the ban, while significant, don't change - and in many ways amplify - its rotten core. [Full Article...]

Boy, 8, dies from hammer attack after trying to protect younger sister

Boy, 8, dies from hammer attack after trying to protect younger sister Dante was declared brain dead after the attack and died six days later, having only completed his first day of the third grade. Chaney then tied her up and poured lighter fluid on her. Police said he got her auto keys and some different things and left in Salone's vehicle. Chaney was arrested hours later on an outstanding warrant in the state of Nevada. [Full Article...]


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