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Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room

Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room But Schiller said the offer did not come from Agalarov himself, the sources said, disputing the Daily Caller report on that matter. One source noted that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump's hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night. [Full Article...]

Pyne refuses to budge on Manus refugees

Pyne refuses to budge on Manus refugees Asylum seekers on Manus Island say they fear violent attacks if forced to move to the transit centres, despite losing access to electricity and running water more than a week ago. "The court dismissed the application of the PNG-determined refugee, finding that he had chosen to remain behind in the closed MRPC and he has himself to blame for the hardships he is facing", said Minister Thomas. [Full Article...]

Senate bill retains mortgage interest deduction

Senate bill retains mortgage interest deduction On the other side of the Capitol, the House Republican tax-writing committee was pushing to approve its own measure after a dayslong amendment session and last-minute changes by its primary author. One of the most controversial possibilities by which Brady could seek to raise new revenue would be the inclusion of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. [Full Article...]

WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14

WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14 Corfman also said that in one interaction, Moore gave her alcohol. 'I'd say, 'You're too old for her. let's not rob the cradle, ' ' Martha Brackett remembers telling Moore. In Alabama, the age of consent is 16, and the statute of limitations on the alleged offenses has passed. The legal drinking age at the time was 19. [Full Article...]

India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service

India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service The three also inaugurated two bridges over the rivers Meghna and Titas in Bangladesh. Both the leaders were joined by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Kolkata . "India takes pride in being a development partner of Bangladesh". "Bangladesh-India relations are in fact setting new high standards of bilateral cooperation in the region and beyond", she added. [Full Article...]

IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office

IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office Apart from the office, IT officials are also searching Sasikala's nephew Vivek Jayaraman residence in Chennai and Jazz Cinemas, which is also owned by her family. Dhinakaran, the deposed AIADMK deputy general secretary, condemned as a "conspiracy" the searches undertaken by the Income Tax department (I-T) mostly in Tamil Nadu and targeted the Centre. [Full Article...]

Quetta: AIG Hamid Shakeel among three martyred in blast targeting police van

Quetta: AIG Hamid Shakeel among three martyred in blast targeting police van TTP had carried out most of the deadly attacks across Pakistan in the previous decade. Commissioner Quetta Amjad Ali Khan confirmed the attack and said that according to initial reports it was a suicide bombing, but he would wait for investigators to follow up on the nature of the incident. [Full Article...]

'Rare opportunity': Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific

'Rare opportunity': Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific The units that have been assigned the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in global waters to demonstrate the United States Navy's unique potential to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort, according to the official website of the Commander, U.S. [Full Article...]

Undercover operation reveals gaps in TSA screenings

Undercover operation reveals gaps in TSA screenings According to NBCNews.com, the Department of Homeland Security sent undercover inspectors through several USA airports to review the performance of TSA officers, the screening equipment and their procedures. The briefing itself was private, but a source told ABC News that the failure rate was "in the ballpark" of 80 percent. In a statement, the TSA said it took the findings "very seriously"... [Full Article...]

Germany to recognise 'third gender' from birth after court ruling

Germany's top court ordered lawmakers Wednesday to create a third gender option in the registry of births. In 2013, Germany chose to allow parents to opt not to tick either male or female in birth registration if their child was born intersex . [Full Article...]

One way to get bumped from jury duty: be Barack Obama

One way to get bumped from jury duty: be Barack Obama Before leaving, Obama shook hands and signed autographs for potential jurors, according to USA Today . Barack Obama has many titles. Nor is he the first famous Chicagoan to be called to jury duty. Obama's predecessor in the White House, George W. Bush, responded to a jury summons in 2015. If not for his presidential status, Obama would've been paid roughly $17.00 a day to be a juror. [Full Article...]

First year of completely digital voting sets the stage for future elections

First year of completely digital voting sets the stage for future elections Last year's presidential election saw a turnout of 6,625 voters, twice the number of voters from the 2015 local election. By the time polls closed at 8 p.m., the state's voter help line (1-877-VOTESPA) received more than 600 calls, with most of the callers asking for help to locate their polling place. [Full Article...]

New US government rules restrict travel and trade with Cuba

The new restrictions represent a partial rollback of Obama-era policy changes, which loosened restrictions on trade and travel between the US and Cuba. The Treasury Department is exempting trips booked before Trump announced his Cuba policy on June 16. "We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military and to encourage the government to move towar... [Full Article...]

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests The disclosure of 13.4 million secret documents ties major companies, entertainers and political figures to the secretive arrangements with billions of pounds believed to be squirrelled away in offshore tax avoidance schemes. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was snared by the papers for doing business with a close relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin . McClure suggested that a "s... [Full Article...]

US Commerce Secretary says Trump-Xi talks will address trade imbalances

US Commerce Secretary says Trump-Xi talks will address trade imbalances ANALYST COMMENT: "Markets seem unsure which way to go next - equity markets are largely becalmed, FX is mostly directionless, with a few exceptions, and the same too goes for bond markets", said Rob Carnell of ING in a report. President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing for what are expected to be thorny economic talks. China is by far the North's largest trading partner. On Wednesday, Trump misch... [Full Article...]

Rahul unable to see the reality, says Rajnath

Rahul unable to see the reality, says Rajnath Asserting that demonetisation was a "revolutionary step" that could be taken only by a "strong and courageous" government, he claimed that demonetisation had not only promoted a cashless payment system, but had also led to an increase in the number of taxpayers. [Full Article...]

Iraqi troops target Islamic State remnants near Syria border

Iraqi troops target Islamic State remnants near Syria border Al-Manar TV, the media arm of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, said Wednesday that troops have surrounded the eastern town of Boukamal, on the border with Iraq. News showed ISIS fighters attempting to flee al-Qaim city. The city of Deir ez-Zor, which endured years of IS blockade, was breached by the Syrian army with the support of Russian airstrikes early in September. [Full Article...]

Syria To Sign Paris Climate Pact, Leaving Only US Opposed

Syria To Sign Paris Climate Pact, Leaving Only US Opposed President Donald Trump, who has expressed doubts that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the prime cause of global warming, announced in June that he meant to pull out and instead promote USA coal and oil industries. This makes the United States the only country on the planet not a part of the climate deal. However, due to the terms of the agreement, the US can not fully withdraw until 2020. [Full Article...]

Transgender candidate Danica Roem wins historic Virginia race

Transgender candidate Danica Roem wins historic Virginia race Marshall after a deeply personal campaign that was treated as a referendum on everything from local traffic to national gender norms. I never ran away from them. He refused to debate Roem and referred to her as a male throughout the campaign. She was a reporter at the Gainesville Times for 9 years (plus 2 months and 2 weeks, to be exact) before running for office, and also worked as a news edi... [Full Article...]

Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for poisoning lovers, taking their money

Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for poisoning lovers, taking their money She was expressionless as the verdict was read out in a hearing yesterday, local media reported. Kakehi has lamented her lot in life to reporters and insisted she is the victim of unfortunate events. More than 560 people queued for 51 seats in the courtroom to witness the outcome of the marathon trial, which lasted 135 days. Nakagawa rejected defence lawyers' arguments that Kakehi was not crim... [Full Article...]


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