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Mamata Banerjee mourns Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's death

Mamata Banerjee mourns Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's death

She tweeted: "I am deeply saddened by the death of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi . His death is an irreparable loss to the Congress party and the country", Gandhi said. My thoughts are with Deepa Dasmunsi ji and family as well as his supporters. The veteran leader became a minister for the first time in 1985, when he was sworn in as Union Minister of State, Commerce. Read More

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Trump Puts Big-Game Trophy Decision on Hold

Trump Puts Big-Game Trophy Decision on Hold

The decision was announced on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's site in a statement that argued that "African elephant trophy hunting in Zimbabwe will enhance the survival of the species in the wild". The animals are listed in the Endangered Species Act, which requires the U.S. government to protect endangered species in other countries. "Furthermore, I am not convinced that elephant populations in the area warrant overconcentration measures". Read More

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Trump Has Awkward Water Bottle Moment, Rubio Was Quick to Comment

Trump Has Awkward Water Bottle Moment, Rubio Was Quick to Comment

The White House has chosen not to respond to requests of social media users on Trump's water drinking. After Trump's similar sip on Wednesday, Rubio shared a clip of the moment on Twitter and reviewed the president's technique. When the president was told there was a bottle on a small table to his right, the president grabbed the bottle, took a sip and resumed his speech. "Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera", the Florida senator tweeted. Read More

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Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo

Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo

Jamie McGoldrick said the north of the country had 20 days' stocks of diesel, which were crucial for pumping water and fighting a huge cholera outbreak, and 10 days' stocks of gasoline, with no prospect of resupply soon. "The humanitarian impact of what is happening right now is unimaginable". On Monday, Saudi Arabia said it would begin opening airports and seaports , but that has not happened yet. Read More

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Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied

However, Sessions said he would not acknowledge if he will recuse himself from any probe regarding Clinton, despite earlier pledges to do just that given his high-profile role in the Trump campaign. His letter , signed by 19 other Republicans, said that Judiciary Committee members were concerned that Mueller might not have a broad enough mandate to investigate other election-related matters, which he said included actions taken by Comey, Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Read More

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Gardner: Moore Should Be Expelled From Senate If Elected

Gardner: Moore Should Be Expelled From Senate If Elected

Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force her to perform oral sex when she was 16 and she worked at a restaurant that Moore frequented. "I tried to open my auto door to leave, but he reached over and he locked it so I could not get out". But Moore could well ignore it since he has routinely ridiculed McConnell's performance as the Senate Republican leader and rebuffed calls from other prominent Republicans to drop out of the race. Read More

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Injured After Driver Plows Car Into Crowd in France

Injured After Driver Plows Car Into Crowd in France

French Police have reported that a vehicle has deliberately driven into group of students near the south-western French city of Toulouse, injuring three. The driver has a history of mental illness, the interior ministry said in a statement. Two were taken to a hospital with injuries that were considered serious, but not life-threatening. Read More

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Hizbullah Rejects Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Resignation

Hizbullah Rejects Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Resignation

The international organization's presence in Lebanon include the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) who serves as the secretary-general's representative to the Lebanese Government, all political parties and the diplomatic community based in the country, and works on behalf of the UN chief to assist Lebanese parties to reach peaceful and consensus based solutions to contentious issues. Read More

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KSP: Rand Paul assaulted at home in Bowling Green

KSP: Rand Paul assaulted at home in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Daily News , citing an arrest warrant, said Paul told police his neighbor came on to his property in a gated community just east of Bowling Green and tackled him from behind. At the time the report was made Paul was being seen by a physician and the extent of any rib injury was unclear, the complaint says. But more, recently Paul has emerged as a leading defender of Trump's policies and has golfed with the president at Trump's Virginia golf course. Read More

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Jeff Sessions' meeting with George Papadopoulos draws fresh scrutiny

Jeff Sessions' meeting with George Papadopoulos draws fresh scrutiny

It was the first meeting of then-candidate Trump's foreign policy team at a time when he was being roundly criticized for not having foreign policy credentials and not being able to name any major players who were helping him out. He alleged that Mr Trump's former press secretary and now White House head of communications, Hope Hicks, had made the situation worse by making unequivocal statements suggesting the campaign had not spoken to Russians when they had. Read More

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Ballistic missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh - Saudi state media

Ballistic missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh - Saudi state media

Yemen's Houthi rebels said they had fired a long-range missile. The missile was destroyed near Riyadh's King Khaled worldwide airport and was said to be of "limited size". Riyadh is around 620 miles north of the border with Yemen. The attack killed 29 civilians. The U.S., which is one of the kingdom's most important military suppliers, has backed the coalition with logistical support. Read More

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Cam Newton reacts to Benjamin trade: 'Some things you will never understand!'

Cam Newton reacts to Benjamin trade: 'Some things you will never understand!'

Both previously worked for the Panthers before being hired by Buffalo this year. In return, Buffalo will give its 3rd and 7th round picks in the 2018 draft to Carolina. Benjamin's base salary for this year is $1 million. He put up a solid rookie season with 73 receptions for 1008 yards and nine touchdowns. Benjamin immediately upgrades the receiving corp of for a team who shipped Sammy Watkins away prior to the start of the season. Read More

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White House Distances Itself from Papadopoulos

White House Distances Itself from Papadopoulos

President Trump responded to the indictment earlier today on Twitter . "Which I think that shows, one, his level of importance in the campaign and two, what little role he had within coordinating anything officially for the campaign", she said, repeating her attempts to minimize Papadopoulos' role in the President's campaign, which she said was "extremely limited". Read More

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House panel says firm behind Trump dossier will disclose its bank records

House panel says firm behind Trump dossier will disclose its bank records

In a closed-door hearing with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said there was no connection between the firm's work on the dossier and its legal research on a lawsuit involving Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law and close aide, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chief Paul Manafort, sources familiar with the hearing said. Read More

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Cranford Under Flood Warning Sunday

Cranford Under Flood Warning Sunday

Most of the state can see 1-3 inches of rain in CT. The flooding, if it were to occur, would be mainly of the street and basement variety, as rivers can handle this amount of water. Winds of this strength can take down trees and subsequent power lines which means you should plan on power outages. Wind this strong can make driving hard, especially for high profile vehicles. Read More

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10-year-old Leads Ohio State Troopers on High-Speed Chase

10-year-old Leads Ohio State Troopers on High-Speed Chase

The child embarked on a unsafe joyride along Interstate 90, west of Cleveland, swerving in and out of cars and driving into oncoming traffic, nearly running several vehicles off the road. Police closed in and blocked him from re-entering the road; the auto eventually ended in a ditch. The boy's auto crashed into a road sign. A trooper joined the chase , pulled up next to him and gestured for him to stop. Read More

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Rally held to condemn Indian occupation of Kashmir

Rally held to condemn Indian occupation of Kashmir

Mr Abbasi called upon India to "honour commitments of its founding fathers and ensure implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir for resolution of this long-standing dispute". The second point reads: "This gathering strongly condemns the presence of eight lakh Indian armed forces in Kashmir who enjoy impunity under the draconian AFSPA that allows them to kill innocent Kashmiris at their will anywhere, anytime". Read More

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Australian court disqualifies deputy PM for dual citizenship

Australian court disqualifies deputy PM for dual citizenship

In August, Turnbull accused the then opposition New Zealand Labour Party of working with its Australian counterparts to "undermine the position of the deputy prime minister and the government of Australia ". Speaking soon after the announcement of the decision, Joyce admitted he wasn't entirely surprised by the High Court's decision. In both cases, the lawmaker was born overseas and was disqualified from Parliament. Read More

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BJP to observe 8th November as anti-black money day

BJP to observe 8th November as anti-black money day

At a press conference on Tuesday, the finance minister had said, "It is for the first time in history that continuously for 3 years India's economy has been one of the fastest growing in world". In a stimulus package aimed to boost flagging economic growth, create jobs and increase credit flow, the cabinet on Tuesday approved a Rs2.11 trillion recapitalisation plan for state-run banks and massive road infrastructure investment of almost Rs7 trillion over five years. Read More

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Cisco to acquire BroadSoft in $1.9 billion deal

Cisco to acquire BroadSoft in $1.9 billion deal

According to the sources if deal negotiations are successfully completed, Cisco will announce the agreement of buying BroadSoft as early as Monday. According to Robbins, businesses have to think about how they interact with their customers when dealing with digital strategies. The $55-a-share cash offer announced Monday is a 28 percent premium over BroadSoft's closing price on August 29, a day before Reuters reported that the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company was working with ... Read More

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Former FBI Director Comey Is Using Secret Twitter Account

On the road home". Comey, who is writing a book, tweeted on Friday that he was happy to be back in the Hawkeye State. "Will try to tweet in useful ways", tweeted Comey, who has a book deal with Flatiron Books. Monday's post appeared to confirm the theory. Comey, who was sacked by the president in May, also posed for a photo along a rural, farm road with a neatly groomed field and shining stainless steel grain bins as his backdrop, as countless White House aspirants have done before him. Read More

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Bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justice shot

Bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justice shot

The bodyguard and driver of Kenya's deputy chief justice was shot and seriously injured on Tuesday - just two days before a divisive re-run of the country's presidential election. She then fled to the United States, saying she feared for her safety. After the August 8 election, Odinga contested the results, claiming that election officials rigged the vote in favor of Kenyatta. Read More

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TX City Requires That Aid Recipients Do Not Boycott Israel

TX City Requires That Aid Recipients Do Not Boycott Israel

The city of Dickinson, located southeast of Houston, recently posted to its website an application for hurricane fix grants from donations made toward rebuilding efforts. Claiborne Hardware Co .The case involved white merchants in Claiborne County, Mississippi, who, after they'd been boycotted, attempted to sue the organizations and individuals that had participated in the boycott for lost earnings. Read More

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Met Éireann Downgrades Storm Brian Weather Warning

Met Éireann Downgrades Storm Brian Weather Warning

Limerick has experienced major flooding this morning as Storm Brian hits the south and west of the country. But strong winds and heavy rain will also his Wales, the North West of England and the south coast. National flood duty manager for the Environment Agency Ben Lukey warned members of the public against posing for photos during the hazardous conditions. Read More

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Lego's official 'Women of NASA' set goes on sale November 1

Lego's official 'Women of NASA' set goes on sale November 1

The collection costs $24.99 (£19) and will be available to purchase in NY from October 28, while the rest of the world will have to wait a few more days when it hits the stores on November 1. For those in New York City, you can get your hands on a set as early as October 28, when Maia Weinstock will be visiting the company's Flatiron District store to meet and greet fans. Read More

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Sri Lanka Cricket approves team's visit to Pakistan for T20 match

The board announced Monday that it would go ahead with the tour and "confirmed its commitment to play the third T20" in Lahore after assessments by government agencies, independent security experts and the International Cricket Council. Thisera Parera, who was part of the World XI team that visited Pakistan in September for the Independence Cup , did not sign the letter, CricBuzz said. Read More

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USTR's Lighthizer says White House not actively working to withdraw from NAFTA

USTR's Lighthizer says White House not actively working to withdraw from NAFTA

The canadian government has said that this proposal was doomed to failure. "This is why Canada is so appreciative of Mexico's support for a gender chapter in the modernization of NAFTA. "Countries are reluctant to give up unfair advantages". While getting business and labor on board might sound like an impossible task, "the day will come" that will prove it can be done, he said. Read More

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European Union toughens sanctions against North Korea

European Union toughens sanctions against North Korea

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has brushed off North Korea's latest threats against Australia, saying the Government will continue to press the rogue regime to abandon its nuclear weapons program . Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has previously vowed that if there was a military conflict between North Korea and the United States then Australia would join the conflict behind its ally. Read More

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