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Spain Senate to vote on taking over some of Catalonia's powers

Spain Senate to vote on taking over some of Catalonia's powers The move early Saturday came after separatist Catalan lawmakers passed a declaration of independence on Friday. Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont on Saturday said he refused to recognize the dismissal of the Catalan government by Madrid and called for resistance to direct rule by Madrid . [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from the scene, Mohamed Hussein, an army captain, said more than 20 people, including government officials, were thought to be trapped as security forces battled extremists holed up on the top floor of the hotel. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Watch for South Florida, Caribbean

Tropical Storm Watch for South Florida, Caribbean The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Selma hit El Salvador's coast in the morning before losing strength over land, weakening to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph). Philippe is forecast to move steadily towards the northeast. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... The NHC said residents in the Cayman Islands should monitor the storm. [Full Article...]

Australia Deputy PM loses seat over citizenship

Australia Deputy PM loses seat over citizenship The High Court had been deliberating on the fate of six senators and Mr Joyce, a citizen of New Zealand by virtue of his father being born across the Tasman, after it came to light they each held citizenship in countries other than Australia when they were elected. [Full Article...]

Black Day: Kashmiris in Scotland hold anti-India rally

Black Day: Kashmiris in Scotland hold anti-India rally The chief of Hizbul Mujahideen has said that they are ready for talks only if New Delhi accepts that Kashmir is a disputed territory. The participants chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The Ambassador said the Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is not only a travesty of justice and legality, it is also a betrayal of the legitimate right of the Kashmiri people to determine their own de... [Full Article...]

Ashraf, Shadab seal thriller for Pakistan

Ashraf, Shadab seal thriller for Pakistan But Sri Lanka new captain Thisara Perera (3-24) brought his team back into contention before Shadab Khan (16 not out) hit a vital straight six in the last over and took Pakistan to 125-8 with a ball to spare. The visitors lost their last eight wickets for just 18 runs off 20 balls after being well placed at 106 for 1 in 16.1 overs, and finished on 124 for 9 when they ran out of overs. [Full Article...]

National Park fee hikes spur petition with over 7000 signatures

National Park fee hikes spur petition with over 7000 signatures The administration is right to recognize the maintenance backlog and overcrowding as problems, but it needs to go back to the drawing board for its solutions. The national park experience shouldn't be exclusive. But as a share of total federal spending, the amount of money appropriated for the National Park Service has fallen by a third since 2005. [Full Article...]

Teal pumpkins offer a safe Halloween for children with food allergies

Teal pumpkins offer a safe Halloween for children with food allergies Teal pumpkins placed on doorsteps signify to families that the home offers non-food goodies for trick-or-treaters as an alternative to candy. After finding out their kids have severe food allergies they realized that most homes did not have a safe treat for their kids. [Full Article...]

White South African farmers forced black man into coffin

White South African farmers forced black man into coffin Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were sentenced to 11 years and 14 years in prison in the Middelburg High Court in Mpumalanga. A two-minute video recorded by the farmers which showed him with his hands clasped in prayer and whimpering and screaming as he is forced to lie down in the wooden coffin went viral on the internet. [Full Article...]

Father of missing Texas toddler now says she choked on milk

Father of missing Texas toddler now says she choked on milk She was allegedly killed in the USA by Wesley Mathews , the man who adopted her. She was reported missing on October 7, 2017, and her foster parent's first statement said the child went missing 15 minutes after he left her alone outside for not drinking milk at 3 a.m. [Full Article...]

Outsiders agree, update the MIAA rules

Outsiders agree, update the MIAA rules That means Nash not only wasn't announced as victor of a tournament she won, but she won't be able to compete in the state boys individual tournament next week. "So I was definitely disappointed, but I understand that there are rules in place", she told the Telegram . Robert Durfesne, a volunteer official who ran the tournament, said, "It's a real injustice that she wasn't announced as the vict... [Full Article...]

Under Trump, US Passport Value For Global Travel Is Plummeting

Under Trump, US Passport Value For Global Travel Is Plummeting Specifically, it was Paraguay's removal of visa requirements for Singapore that pushed it into the top spot. That means it's also a rank below South Korea and Sweden, and two ranks below the German passport. This marks the first time an Asian country has the most powerful passport, said Philippe May, head of the Singapore office of Arton Capital, the global advisory firm that developed the i... [Full Article...]

One killed, four injured in Kiev 'terrorist act'

Mosiychuk has blamed Russian Federation for the assassination attempt, but Ukrainian authorities have yet to determine who is behind the attempt. An unidentified man was killed , while Igor Mosiychuk , a lawmaker from the Radical Party, his aide and a well-known political analyst Vitaly Bala were wounded in the blast of the motorcycle in front of them, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrain... [Full Article...]

Twitter didn't tell Senate Intel about RT pitch to buy election ads

Twitter didn't tell Senate Intel about RT pitch to buy election ads The ad restriction applies only to RT , an English-language TV broadcaster that receives financial support from the Russian government, and Sputnik , a news agency and online news outlet. RT quickly hit back at Twitter over the ban, indicating that the company had approached them and asked them to "spend big on 2016 USA election". [Full Article...]

Pakistan will not accept dictation from USA, says Asif

Pakistan will not accept dictation from USA, says Asif Khawaja Asif said we have also conveyed our message to the visiting US Secretary of State in clear words that Pakistan would neither made any compromises nor surrender on all national interests and the government was only accountable to the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Russian helicopter with eight on board crashes off Arctic archipelago

Russian helicopter with eight on board crashes off Arctic archipelago A rescue helicopter and a frigate were rushed to the site. Tore Hongset, the leader of the rescue coordination operation, told Norwegian television, "We have a rescue operation ongoing". "We are physically looking for the helicopter". At 15:35 local time the rescue center received a message the helicopter had gone missing. Nationals of all signatory states enjoy "equal liberty of access and en... [Full Article...]

Dozens die in explosions at Indonesia fireworks factory

Police said in a statement the bodies of the victims were charred beyond recognition and that the initial explosion blew off the factory's roof. Firefighters took hours to bring the blaze under control. Tangerang Regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar said that the factory had been in full operation for two months with the proper permits. Media images of the PT Panca Buana Cahaya Sukses warehouse showed s... [Full Article...]

North Korean diplomat urges United States to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally'

North Korean diplomat urges United States to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally' An official for North Korea warned that the world should take his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground literally . North Korea's ambassador is calling on the U.N. "So I think you should take his words literally ". When North Korea it carried out its sixth nuclear test, it claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb that could fit atop a ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa

Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa Two days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was shot and killed ten blocks away. Tampa Police are looking to identify a man seen on surveillance video walking down a street near where Monica Hoffa was fatally shot on October 11 in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Fla . [Full Article...]

National Park Service Proposes Raising Shenandoah Entrance Fee to $70

National Park Service Proposes Raising Shenandoah Entrance Fee to $70 Under the proposal, which would be instituted beginning in 2018, an annual park pass would cost $75, while a pass permitting entry to all United States national parks would remain at its current $80 fee. Under the proposal, entrance fees would increase to $70 for private, non-commercial vehicles, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person on bike or foot. [Full Article...]


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