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Bandipora encounter: Nephew of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi among 6 militants killed

Bandipora encounter: Nephew of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi among 6 militants killed After being caught, the harmful militants resorted to open firing which was countered by the security forces leading to the former's death. Two Lashkar commandos - Zargam and Mehmood - were also eliminated in this operation. Thereafter, Ikhwan suffered reverses and most of its cadres were selectively killed by terrorists. "One soldier has also sustained injuries in the operation", Col. [Full Article...]

Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017

Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017 On that note, actress Priyanka Chopra was the last Indian to win Miss World in 2000. Mumbai Live congratulates Manushi Chhillar on winning the prestigious Miss World 2017. Congratulations @ManushiChhillar yipeeeee about time! super proud! Apart from the title, Chillar also won the Beauty with objective award. Her motto in life is "When you cease to dream you cease to live", and she believes he... [Full Article...]

Third-quarter surge carries Wisconsin past MI, stiffest test to date

Third-quarter surge carries Wisconsin past MI, stiffest test to date Immediately following an interception that allowed MI to take a lead late in the third quarter, a UW offense that had managed less than 100 total yards to that point produced four plays of more than 20 yards over two consecutive touchdown drives, leading the fifth-ranked Badgers to a 24-10 victory over the Wolverines and their first 11-0 start in program history. [Full Article...]

Rep. Collins says tax bill he supported today will save taxpayers money

Rep. Collins says tax bill he supported today will save taxpayers money The U.S. House of Representatives voted 227-205 to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act , which will cause major changes to tax rates for individuals and businesses. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who has voted with Democrats against repealing Obamacare, is reportedly having a more hard time coming to a "yes" vote on the Senate Republicans' tax reform plan since McConnell announced Tuesday that a repea... [Full Article...]

Trump dares 'loser' Clinton to run again

Ms Clinton contrasted the accusations against Mr Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, with Mr Trump and Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, who is accused of sexually harassing teenagers when he was in his 30s. She also cast doubt on the legitimacy of Trump's win by invoking Russia's suspected meddling in the 2016 general election. Franken has admitted to and apologized for his. [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history

Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history When asked by reporters on Friday the difference between the allegations against Trump and those against Franken, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders replied: "Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't". "You can do anything". Supreme Court judge Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing in 1991 was overshadowed by allegations he sexually harassed a staffer, Anita ... [Full Article...]

Cool weather rounds out the weekend

Cool weather rounds out the weekend In addition, thunderstorms will remain possible late this afternoon and early this evening, with some strong to severe storms incuded. Overnight, expect breezy southwest winds to continue and lows will be down to the upper 50s. Warm south winds and more sunshine should help raise temperatures to a high near 74 on Tuesday , forecasters said. Ahead of the low, temperatures will make a jump into the... [Full Article...]

Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold

Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold The service said on Thursday that it would begin issuing permits to import "sport-hunted trophies from elephants hunted in Zimbabwe " between January 21 2016 and December 31 2018. Proponents of Trump's decision to lift the ban said it would actually help conservation efforts. He says sport hunting of the endangered species is "shameful" and calls for a permanent ban. [Full Article...]

Norway's $1 trillion oil fund may turn its back on oil

Norway's $1 trillion oil fund may turn its back on oil The Scandinavian country is western Europe's biggest oil and gas producer. Nonetheless, shares in major oil firms such as Shell, BP and Exxon Mobil all traded lower after the announcement. Norway's largest private pension by value said that if the fund did ditch oil and gas stocks, the action could influence other investors. The Bank's analyses of the oil price risk in the government's... [Full Article...]

Markets cheer Moody's decision to upgrade India's credit rating

Markets cheer Moody's decision to upgrade India's credit rating Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday termed Moody's upgrading India's sovereign rating after 13 years as "belated recognition" of all the reforms taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led-NDA government in last few years. Moody's had last upgraded the sovereign ratings of the country to Baa3 in 2004. At 0550 GMT, the benchmark 10-year bond yield was down 9 basis points at 6.97 percent, the r... [Full Article...]

KENYA: Police attack Odinga's convoy, 2 opposition supporters killed

KENYA: Police attack Odinga's convoy, 2 opposition supporters killed There was a security scare on Friday, November 17 when the vehicle carrying opposition chief Raila Odinga was hit by a tear gas cannister. Witnesses also described protesters throwing stones at police. Rights activists condemned the police actions, accusing officers of taking sides in the political crisis and violating the constitution by preventing opposition supporters from assembling. [Full Article...]

Plane and Helicopter Collide in Mid-Air in UK, Casualties Feared

Plane and Helicopter Collide in Mid-Air in UK, Casualties Feared But police said their first priority was "preservation of life". The manor said the crash did not happen at the site and there were no casualties at the manor. While the South Central Ambulance Service has confirmed "a number of casualties" in the incident, no further details have been provided yet. "The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and staff are en route to the scene". [Full Article...]

Navy says one of its aircraft was 'involved' in obscene skywritings

Navy says one of its aircraft was 'involved' in obscene skywritings In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing genitalia in the sky. Multiple photos of the skydrawing were sent to KREM , a local CBS affiliate, and some were tweeted by those on the ground who noticed the image. [Full Article...]

Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway

Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement about "the incident at NATO's Joint Warfare Centre in Norway". The second incident occurred when a civilian contractor of the Norwegian military opened an account under the name "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan" in a virtual chat room used as part of the simulation. [Full Article...]

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As "Appropriate"

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As Several prominent politicians sharply criticized O'Neill's comments, including Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor. He wrote that the women included "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he "made passionate love" in a hay loft and a "drop dead gorgeous red head" from Cleveland. [Full Article...]

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings He removed the gun's magazine, emptied the chamber and started passing it around, according to WATE in Knoxville . " Somebody else walked up and said, 'Can I see it?' ". The bullet struck the gun owner in his hand, then hit his 80-year-old wife, Parks said. The bullet then ricocheted off the wall and landed under a wheelchair. [Full Article...]

Is North Korea's missile-test halt a signal to Washington?

Is North Korea's missile-test halt a signal to Washington? The pause follows 15 missile tests and one hydrogen bomb explosion within nine months. South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a USA envoy said it was hard to gauge the reclusive North's intentions. [Full Article...]

Police officer, militant of Zakir Musa group killed in Srinagar encounter

Police officer, militant of Zakir Musa group killed in Srinagar encounter A militant was also captured during the operation", the police official said. However, one of the militants, travelling in the auto was overpowered while two others managed to escape from the spot. "His body has reached his home and we have started further investigation", they said. Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the city's Parimpora area, was brought home dead this evening, a police official... [Full Article...]

Trump administration reverses elephant trophy ban, sparking outrage

Trump administration reverses elephant trophy ban, sparking outrage Hunting elephants is legal under strict permit systems in several African countries, and the revenue is crucial, some argue, for supporting conservation efforts. A spokeswoman said an explanation will be published in the Federal Register on Friday. "What kind of message does it send that poor Africans who are struggling to survive can not kill elephants in order to use or sell their parts to m... [Full Article...]

No blue check for you! Twitter unverified a bunch of white nationalists

No blue check for you! Twitter unverified a bunch of white nationalists Twitter believes this perception was amplified due to verified accounts being given a place of prominence on the platform. "We will continue to review and take action as we work towards a new program we are proud of". Spencer wrote on his account that he's "verified no more!" Twitter's new policies arrive a week after Kessler's account was verified, which was met with widespread outrage. [Full Article...]


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