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Verizon sales fall below views, but profit beats Verizon sales fall below views, but profit beats
- October 21, 2016

The corporation has a market cap of US$205.4 Billion. The company's quarterly revenue was down 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. The firm presented substantial 200-days simple moving average of -0.95%. Shares in the company opened down over two per cent in NY. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "neutral" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. (more...)
Trump pledges strong United States ties with India if elected president Trump pledges strong United States ties with India if elected president
- October 20, 2016

Asked what he would do about Pakistan or the neighbourhood, which he has said has been the source of terrorist attacks in the United States such as San Bernardino, Trump said, "We will have to be very, very strong with respect to radical Islamic terrorism". (more...)
More cooperation the buzzword as India brings BRICS and BIMSTEC together
- October 20, 2016

We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons. (more...)
No. 1 Alabama rolling as it heads into Texas A&M showdown No. 1 Alabama rolling as it heads into Texas A&M showdown
- October 20, 2016

No. 1 Alabama ran past No. 9 Tennessee 49-10 Saturday behind 438 rushing yards at an astounding 8.9 yards per carry clip. Alabama notched its 11th non-offensive score of the season on the opening play of the fourth quarter when Eddie Jackson raced a punt 79 yards down the left sideline to push the lead to 42-10. (more...)
Nintendo to Offer the First Peek at the NX Console Tomorrow Nintendo to Offer the First Peek at the NX Console Tomorrow
- October 20, 2016

The trailer will be uploaded to the official Nintendo of America YouTube account , which you can find here. Little is known about the product, except that it's scheduled to be released in March. A slogan that reads "Interact with your game on the go" has been spotted on marketing materials, further confirming the NX is going to be a handheld console. (more...)
North East puts pressure on Theresa May as airport decision imminent
- October 20, 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that the Government would " shortly announce" a decision on which expansion project will get the go-ahead. Her official spokeswoman said the arrangement was a "mature, common-sense approach reflecting the fact that many ministers have long-held views and that ministers are also MPs and have specific constituency issues that they have to address". (more...)
RSS men should guard borders instead of jawans: Cong leader RSS men should guard borders instead of jawans: Cong leader
- October 20, 2016

The defence minister continues to use the army's surgical strikes to attack the opposition and claim credit for the government - and now the entire Sangh parivar. The minister said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh teachings were at the back of the mind of the Prime Minister and him while ordering the surgical strikes on the terrorist launch pads. (more...)
Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency
- October 19, 2016

The Ethiopian government over the weekend issued a set of directives and rules to implement a state of emergency it declared last week. Ethiopia is a key strategic ally for the U.S. The protests started in November and more than 700 people have died. People only expressed and are still expressing their dissatisfaction with the government in different forms, he said. (more...)
Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to cut greenhouse gases Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to cut greenhouse gases
- October 19, 2016

Developed countries must reduce their use of HFCs by 10 percent by 2019 from 2011-2013 levels, and then by 85 percent by 2036. Less developed countries like China and some African nations will begin phasing out HFCs by 2024, and further developing countries like India, Pakistan, and Iran will begin the process in 2028, eventually reducing HFCs by 85 percent by 2047. (more...)
Turkey free to join operation in Mosul: president
- October 19, 2016

But Erdogan said the Turkish army will not "take orders from you", adding: "The Iraqi prime minister is insulting me". The president also said Turkey would continue to do "what is necessary". Iraq's next parliamentary elections are due in 2018 but some lawmakers are calling for them to be held next year, after a planned offensive to try to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, the last important city under the militants' control in Iraq. (more...)
Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice dead
- October 19, 2016

The wreckage was found northeast of Winfield, about 18 kilometers from Kelowna. None of the plane's four passengers survived the crash. Media agencies have confirmed one the four people on the plane was former Alberta premier Jim Prentice. (more...)
South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed
- October 19, 2016

He stated that the minster's application was being considered by lawyers and will be dealt with in full and in each and every entry. He said there was a "difference between a "reportable" transaction in terms of Fica (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) and "suspicious and unusual" transactions‚ and unfortunately the founding affidavit does not seem to distinguish between those two". (more...)
Stock Yards Bank Trust Co Lowers stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Stock Yards Bank Trust Co Lowers stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
- October 19, 2016

For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $115.9B, with EPS at $0.98. Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. generated almost $120.85B in sales and net income of $1.07/share. The company's revenue was up.1% compared to the same quarter previous year. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. (more...)
Gates, Gates, Cook made Clinton's VP list
- October 19, 2016

What do former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, Vermont Sen. Also, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook , was also on Hillary's list with potential running mates. That's not necessarily evidence he would have taken the offer, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Deval Patrick . Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y., Amy Klobuchar , D-Minn., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Tammy Baldwin , D-Wis., who is openly gay. Mook said the campaign had advised Wasserman Schultz that "that we expected to be consulted - and I was under the ... (more...)
Stop clowning around: Surrey Police warn 'creepy clowns' will be arrested
- October 19, 2016

The Metropolitan police has warned people dressing as clowns that they could be committing an offence, saying that the prank "can leave people feeling scared, anxious and intimidated". In the Norwich case, the woman was walking alone in Eaton Park last night when the man leapt out, screamed at her and ran after her. Police across England have been called to incidents where people have dressed as clowns to deliberately scare people with some wielding weapons. (more...)
Canada Has a Message for the US: You're Already Great Canada Has a Message for the US: You're Already Great
- October 19, 2016

When celebrities such as Miley Cyrus said they would emigrate to Canada if Donald Trump was elected, that may have been the point where a Canadian creative agency decided to make Americans to realise how great their country is and to stay where they are. (more...)
Russia, Syria halt airstrikes against Aleppo
- October 19, 2016

Hamadeh's coffin was covered with the group's yellow flag and was placed next to another fighter killed in Syria, Jalal al-Afi. The US State Department said the Russian offer was too little, too late, and the United Nations humanitarian spokesman said that relief workers needed longer than eight hours to help extricate the injured. (more...)
Missiles Fired Again At US Ship Near Yemen
- October 19, 2016

EDT. The latest alleged attack was the third time in almost a week that the USS Mason and other USA warships have been targeted by missiles fired from the coastal Yemen region. The airstrike on the funeral gathering was condemned by the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights as "outrageous" and the strike caused the U.S.to announce an "immediate review" of its support for the Saudi-led campaign. (more...)
A tearful reunion for Chibok girls: Could 83 more girls be released? A tearful reunion for Chibok girls: Could 83 more girls be released?
- October 18, 2016

Following the abduction, some of the girls died in captivity, and a few managed to escape within hours of being kidnapped, while there are reports that some have married Boko Haram militants and do not want to return home. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who campaigned for the girls' freedom as the United Nations special envoy for global education, urged Nigeria's government not to give up until every girl is safely home with her family. (more...)
Typhoon Sarika Kills 2 Dozen In Central Vietnam Typhoon Sarika Kills 2 Dozen In Central Vietnam
- October 18, 2016

Landfall on the Island is expected on Tuesday. Typhoon Haima, which now has maximum sustained winds of 96 miles per hour, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines' Cagayan province on Thursday, possibly as a super typhoon. "It is expected to directly affect the country by Thursday". Earlier in the day, Civil Defense chief Ricardo Jalad said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was preparing for the arrival of Lawin. (more...)
Absolutely false, PM says of Nauru torture claims Absolutely false, PM says of Nauru torture claims
- October 18, 2016

The cache of evidence details allegations of recurrent self-harm and attempted suicide, children being hit by teachers and threatened with machetes by peers, deficient medical care and persecution akin to that which refugees had fled in their homelands. (more...)
Philippines Can Do without Military Aid from USA, Says Minister
- October 18, 2016

To ensure assistance earmarked for law enforcement is not used in extrajudicial killings, the USA government routinely and regularly vet security forces through a process known as "Leahy vetting", Kirby said. released a sharply-worded statement, saying it was time to put "an end to our nation's subservience to United States' interests". US State Department spokesman John Kirby said Washington is unaware of any official notification on rolling back the joint military exercises. (more...)
Upset with Turkey, Iraq seeks UN Security Council session
- October 18, 2016

The statement said that Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, submitted a formal request to the President of the Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, to convene an urgent meeting to discuss the Turkish breach, Efe news reported. (more...)
Superstar Rajinikanth at Apollo Hospital to meet Jayalalithaa Superstar Rajinikanth at Apollo Hospital to meet Jayalalithaa
- October 17, 2016

Earlier this week, DMK Supremo Karunanidhi's wife Rajathi Ammal, Nita Ambani - the wife of top industrialist Mukesh Ambani - visited the leader on Thursday. Being a most powerful and influential leader in Tamil Nadu, people from all aspects of life visiting the hospital to check on her health. On Tuesday, the portfolios of the ailing state chief minister were transferred to finance minister O. (more...)
Another Day, Another Failed N. Korean Missile Test
- October 17, 2016

Officials in Washington , however, stressed the United States' continuing vigilance "in the face of North Korean provocations", and the nation's "iron-clad" commitment to working together with US allies South Korea and Japan to maintain security in northeast Asia. (more...)
Central technical team on Cauvery to submit report to SC today Central technical team on Cauvery to submit report to SC today
- October 17, 2016

Around 600 farmers and members of various political parties arrested at different places in Thanjavur district after sat on railway tracks demanding the formation of Cauvery Management Board. The Supreme Court had asked the high level central technical team to assess the realities in Cauvery basin areas in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The court had also directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu between October 7 and 18. (more...)
Iraqi Offensive for Mosul Begins
- October 17, 2016

Iraqi army forces alongside regional militias prepared for a final assault to evict the so-called Islamic State from Mosul. There are more than 7,500 coalition military personnel deployed in Iraq, over half of them from the United States. (more...)
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard: That was for Willian Chelsea ace Eden Hazard: That was for Willian
- October 17, 2016

After the match, Conte praised his players for playing with intensity and putting in good effort. It is good for us. Despite their positive passing moves from open play, the second almost arrived from a dead-ball situation as David Luiz's free kick swerved through the air but back off the upright. (more...)
Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists
- October 16, 2016

The ongoing siege has prompted strong protests from a number of countries and groups accusing Syria and Russian Federation of war crimes against Aleppo's beleaguered population. "I would characterize this as an example of what we wanted, which was a brainstorming and a very candid first-time discussion", he said. Russia's foreign minister accused Johnson of "politicking" after the Foreign Secretary called this week for anti-war protests outside the Russian embassy. (more...)
Calais Jungle children set to arrive in Britain ahead of camp demolition Calais Jungle children set to arrive in Britain ahead of camp demolition
- October 16, 2016

Afghan teenager Nasir said numerous unaccompanied children were fearful of what would happen to them when the camp closes, which has spurred many to seek out smugglers who are charging up to 3,000 pounds ($AU4,800) for passage to Britain . (more...)
U.S., Russia, others making renewed diplomatic push on Syria
- October 16, 2016

The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America's top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo. The US says the meeting should mainly focus on Russian Federation and Syria halting their bombing of the country's former commercial capital, where 250,000 are trapped, to allow humanitarian access. (more...)
Sterling near record low as court hears Brexit vote was just 'advisory'
- October 16, 2016

It trimmed some of those gains after a spokeswoman said there would be no vote on triggering "Article 50", which will start the formal process to take Britain out of the European Union and which May has said she will invoke by the end of March. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Receives Apology From Website Claiming She Lied About Paris Robbery Kim Kardashian Receives Apology From Website Claiming She Lied About Paris Robbery
- October 16, 2016

Fred Mwangaguhunga said that she was a victim of a violent crime, something she did not deserve, and that ultimately, she should have been believed. The 35-year-old year old has been laying low for the past week, but was spotted on Thursday stepping out for a quick bite to eat. (more...)
Quentin Groves, former Raiders player, dies at 32 Quentin Groves, former Raiders player, dies at 32
- October 16, 2016

The cause of death has not been made public, but sources say The former All-SEC star was in Trinidad celebrating his daughter's birthday at the time of his death. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates. A Jaguars team statement Saturday recalled Groves's fierce competitive nature and friendly personality. (more...)
UN Security Council Unable to Agree on Syria Resolution
- October 15, 2016

Mr Ayrault warned the continued bombing of Aleppo was killing civilians and destroying hospitals and schools - "and has nothing to do with combating terrorism", as Syrian president Bashar Assad's government and ally Russian Federation claim. (more...)