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Piercy sets Safeway Open pace with course record Piercy sets Safeway Open pace with course record
- October 15, 2016

Hampered by left shoulder problems, the 39-year-old Pak, a 25-time victor on the LPGA Tour - said in March that this season would be her last and she stepped away as planned after the first round of the tour's lone South Korean event at Sky 72. (more...)
USA election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan USA election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan
- October 15, 2016

Republicans nervously eyeing the White House race are learning a lesson with Donald Trump that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell painfully learned in 2010 and 2012. "And the Clintons know it", Trump said on Thursday in Florida. The meltdown in the GOP is the culmination of forces that have been building for years. (more...)
Indian cinema owners call for ban on films with Pakistani artistes Indian cinema owners call for ban on films with Pakistani artistes
- October 15, 2016

Initially slated to release on October 28, Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma has fallen into controversy for starring Pakistani Actor Fawad Khan in the movie. No distributor will take responsibility or compensate us for it. Trying to determine what a Pakistani touch meant, we were told: "If somebody's silent about it [their Pakistani identity] and we don't get to know it, it's a different issue altogether", said Vatcha. (more...)
U.S. To Russia: Syrian Ceasefire Talks Are Suspended U.S. To Russia: Syrian Ceasefire Talks Are Suspended
- October 15, 2016

Apparently, there is a hitch. "I am not even sure many other Security Council members would like to see a resolution on cessation of hostilities that has no chance of working". "They have been reduced to claiming credit for US operations". "We are becoming more convinced that in a pursuit of a much desired regime change in Damascus, Washington is ready to "make a deal with the devil", the Foreign Ministry said. (more...)
Donaldson dashes home, Blue Jays beat Rangers to win ALDS
- October 14, 2016

Martin grounded sharply to Elvis Andrus at short, he threw to second to get an out. The two teams faced off on Thursday and Friday for the first time since May 15, when Rougned Odor (Texas Rangers ) punched Jose Bautista ( Toronto Blue Jays) in the face, adding fuel to the fire that Bautista started, after flipping his bat at last year's win. (more...)
World powers to try again for Syria ceasefire
- October 14, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Switzerland on Saturday to consider steps towards settling the conflict. On October 8, Russian Federation voted against the UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria proposed by France. By sponsoring the proposal, France has served USA domestic needs, Putin added. (more...)
Religious leaders slam Clinton campaign over emails
- October 14, 2016

Numerous most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. "There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle-ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church", Voices for Progress President Sandy Newman wrote. (more...)
UK lawmakers press govt for say over Brexit talks with EU
- October 13, 2016

THERESA May has made clear MPs will not get a vote on the UK Government's negotiating strategy on Brexit as heated Commons exchanges laid bare strong divisions within Conservative ranks. "Each of the different possible outcomes of our leaving the European Union has both advantages and downsides, and it would be morally repugnant for anyone to pretend that there is only one sort of Brexit". (more...)
London police make arrest after creepy clown incident
- October 13, 2016

Amazon.co.uk offer a "child killer clown costume" advertised "for kids" at £24.99 sold by Mega Fancy Dress on the retail giant's website. The victim was walking through Eaton Park in the city at around 8.24pm on Sunday when she was targeted in the creepy prank. (more...)
Australia links teens charged with terror act to ISIS Australia links teens charged with terror act to ISIS
- October 13, 2016

Police laid charges at 5am after hold the boys overnight. Wednesday's arrest was conducted with such little notice that local Bankstown police officers carried it out rather than Joint Counter-Terrorism Team officers, who have been investigating the pair. (more...)
Hurricane Nicole re-forms in Atlantic, aims at Bermuda
- October 13, 2016

On Oct. 12 a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Bermuda. Rain, wind and surf will build as the center of Nicole passes directly over or dangerously close to Bermuda. Since the 1950's, there have only been three category three hurricanes that have passed through Bermuda. Hurricanes of this intensity passing near Bermuda are rare. (more...)
Singapore's leader visits Australia to improve defense ties Singapore's leader visits Australia to improve defense ties
- October 13, 2016

Speaking at the opening of the inaugural Singapore International Cyber Week, and addressing more han 3,000 political leaders, public servants and delegates, PM Lee said that in order for Singapore to become a Smart Nation, the country must also be a safe cyber nation. (more...)
Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti
- October 12, 2016

A week after Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti , leaving a trail of devastation across the nation, the country's interim president fears further catastrophe is still to come for his country. "They are desperate for corrugated iron, clips, wood and hammers", said Mr Raymond. "It took a lot of misery to get here and now that I'm here, there's still misery", he said lying on a mattress with no sheets and a bandage around his left leg. (more...)
Leaks show Clinton inner circle grappling with email issue Leaks show Clinton inner circle grappling with email issue
- October 12, 2016

WikiLeaks released its latest batch of apparently hacked personal emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta with exactly four weeks left in the 2016 presidential campaign before the November 8 election. In January of that year, Clinton speechwriter Dan Schwerin wrote other top officials about a meeting he'd held with a Warren adviser. "We might consider softening the "Chris did not believe retreat was an option and neither do I" line", wrote Katherine Turner, a law partner of Clinton's ... (more...)
Philippine president to consider public smoking ban
- October 12, 2016

In the nationwide survey conducted last September 24-27 among 1,200 respondents, 83 percent said they have "much trust" in President Duterte, 9 percent were undecided, and 8 percent with "little trust" in him, which translates to a net trust rating of +76 (percentage much trust minus percentage little trust). (more...)
New Zealand MPs demand release of women in Gaza protest boat
- October 12, 2016

The WBG was in the final phase of its voyage from Barcelona when it was intercepted some 100 nautical miles from the Gaza shore by Israeli navy on Wednesday evening. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the blockade as "collective punishment", during a visit to Gaza in June. In Gaza, the attempt to break the blockade was applauded. (more...)
Bailey Gwynne school death review to publish findings Bailey Gwynne school death review to publish findings
- October 12, 2016

Bailey Gwynne was killed by a fellow pupil during a fight at Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland nearly a year ago. His killer, who can not be named, was jailed earlier this year for nine years after being found guilty of culpable homicide. (more...)
What Did Michelle Obama Say About Hillary Clinton During The 2008 Election? What Did Michelle Obama Say About Hillary Clinton During The 2008 Election?
- October 12, 2016

We continue to tolerate a level of discourse in our society, and within our own community, that seeks to debase and demean those with whom we disagree. Donald Trump's campaign released an ad on Tuesday that reboots his warnings about Hillary Clinton's health, casting her as too week and feeble to occupy the White House. (more...)
Steven Woolfe To Stay In Hospital For At Least Two More Days
- October 12, 2016

Both Woolfe and Hookem could be stripped of their basic allowance and face a two-to-ten-day suspension. The UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe in June. He came at me, I defended myself. Asked whether there had been a fight, he said "we do not have that information". "I will fight my corner", he added. (more...)
Obama, Kerry, Bill Clinton to travel to Israel to honor Shimon Peres
- October 12, 2016

One of the founding fathers of the Nation, a leader, a man of vision, of Peace, who dedicated his life to the wellbeing, security and prosperity of Israel and its people. RIP. Some Israeli analysts said they expected Obama to use the occasion to make a new pitch for a peace settlement that would grant statehood to the Palestinians, but they doubted that Peres' death would change the dynamic. (more...)
Modi attends Ramlila festivities, attacks Pak on terror Modi attends Ramlila festivities, attacks Pak on terror
- October 12, 2016

Though, he said war sometimes forced upon by circumstances, but the welfare of all lay in acting with reason than in fighting. One of the banners put on just outside the Aishbag Ramleela Maidan where PM Modi will attend the celebrations reads, 'Lucknow welcomes avengers of Uri.' The poster features the picture of PM Modi and Rajnath Singh on it. (more...)
Russia says it supports OPEC plan to limit oil production
- October 11, 2016

OPEC's official meeting is scheduled for November 30, when oil officials have said details of a freeze may be solidified. Did Trump do enough to contain the damage? The move lifted the price of oil, with Brent crude hitting a 52-week high. (more...)
Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth married by 'Elvis' in Las Vegas Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth married by 'Elvis' in Las Vegas
- October 11, 2016

The ceremony, which took place Monday at 11:30 a.m. PT (per the chapel's official site), was nontraditional, as you'd expected a Vegas wedding to be. "Now Sir, you may kiss your lovely bride". Shia and Mia have been dating since 2012, when they met on the set of Nymphomaniac: Volume II , and sparked engagement rumours in March when Mia was seen wearing a handsome ring. (more...)
U.S. envoy says Washington to use all means to pressure North Korea U.S. envoy says Washington to use all means to pressure North Korea
- October 11, 2016

Kim oversaw a military parade that featured the North's weaponry arsenals, tanks and fighter jets at the heart of the capital city in the afternoon on the anniversary past year after visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to honor his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, and father, Kim Jong-il, whose bodies are preserved there. (more...)
Members of Gaza flotilla detained and issued deportation notices Members of Gaza flotilla detained and issued deportation notices
- October 10, 2016

Thirteen women, including Nobel Peace Prize victor Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, were detained on Wednesday after their sailboat was stopped around 35 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza. Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Islamist group Hamas, denounced the Israeli takeover of the boat, calling it "piracy". The Israeli government position holds that it is in a protracted conflict with the Hamas regime in Gaza thus providing legal grounding for the blockade. (more...)
At least 5 hurt in bomb attack near Istanbul police station At least 5 hurt in bomb attack near Istanbul police station
- October 09, 2016

Images broadcast on Turkish television showed wrecked cars and shattered glass from building and vehicle windows in the street outside the police station, which local media reports said was the most likely target of the attack. Turkey remains on high alert after a string of terror attacks and a military coup rocked the country earlier this year. That attack was blamed on ISIL. (more...)
GOP praises Pence after debate, but did he help ticket?
- October 09, 2016

Gwen Ecklund, Republican chairwoman in Crawford County, Iowa, said Republicans in this conservative western Iowa county have told her they'd like to see Pence at the top of the ticket. "She is supposed to fight all of these different things and she can't make it 15 feet to her vehicle". Quijano asked Pence to talk about Trump's claim that he "brilliantly" used the tax laws. (more...)
The British pound sell-off and the flash crash The British pound sell-off and the flash crash
- October 09, 2016

Silver rose 1.6 percent, bouncing from a four-month low of $17.1525 per ounce. HSBC strategist David Bloom forecast a fall to $1.10 by the end of next year. Britain has a floating currency now. So investors are fretting again about two key issues: British exporters may find it harder to compete in Europe, and the country's banks could lose the ability to do business freely across the region. (more...)
Donald Trump to hold campaign rally in Cincinnati Donald Trump to hold campaign rally in Cincinnati
- October 08, 2016

As Vox's Sarah Kliff explained , "We have a health care system where access to coverage depends on where you live, where you work, how old you are, and how much you earn. "I rather vigorously defended my wife, as I am wont to do", he said. Just when we thought he couldn't stoop any lower. . The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court nominees. (more...)
Creepy clown sightings have come to Salina
- October 08, 2016

When should you worry, and when should you dismiss it as a harmless trend? "We have a caring and safe school environment and we intend to keep it that way", Armstrong said. Various police forces, including Central Point Police in OR, have urged people to "quit clowning around". John Miller is the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism and Intelligence. (more...)
Modi Asks Ministers, BJP Leaders to Refrain From 'Chest-Thumping' After Surgical Strikes Modi Asks Ministers, BJP Leaders to Refrain From 'Chest-Thumping' After Surgical Strikes
- October 08, 2016

The state BJP had formed a charge sheet committee under the chairmanship of veteran Congress leader Suresh Bharadwaj and its members would visit all districts in November to collect evidence and documents of acts of omission and commissions and get feedback from the people and the charge sheet would be ready by December 15, he said. (more...)
Pope: Gender Identity Teaching in Schools Is 'Against Nature' Pope: Gender Identity Teaching in Schools Is 'Against Nature'
- October 08, 2016

During his meeting with the press, he recounted a meeting with a French father, who spoke about his young son that wanted to be a girl after reading about gender identity in his school textbook. "Today the whole world is at war trying to destroy marriage", he said, noting that this war isn't being fought with arms "but with ideas". "And I received them". (more...)
Kerry urges war crimes probe over Syria Kerry urges war crimes probe over Syria
- October 08, 2016

But a US official quickly sought to clarify Kerry's comments, telling Foreign Policy the top American diplomat wasn't proposing a "distinct" USA investigation, but was merely noting that such attacks "fly in the face" of global law. The Russians have moved sophisticated air defense systems into Syria - a move that raised eyebrows around the world, because the Russian troops are ostensibly just there to help defend the country against rebels, including some Islamic extremists, who have no air ... (more...)
United Kingdom leader May vows centrist govt after European Union exit 'revolution'
- October 07, 2016

The "bumps in the road" she talks about are real threats to our economy, yet she's recklessly ploughing on, putting jobs and prosperity at risk. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron branded Mrs May's announcement a "disaster" that would mean "no single market for Britain". (more...)
Airstrikes destroy bakery in Syria's Aleppo
- October 07, 2016

A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Moscow would press on with its bombing campaign in Syria, where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are waging a furious assault on Aleppo´s rebel-held eastern sector. At the committee's hearing, Sen. In Moscow , the defense ministry said Wednesday that it was "ready to continue joint work with our American partners on the Syrian issue" but gave no sign that Russian Federation is ready to ground the Syrian air force. (more...)