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Portugal wildfires kill dozens

Portugal wildfires kill dozens Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said the death toll could rise. 'We went through absolute hell, it was terrible. At least 31 people are dead and dozens more are injured because of the 145 fires now raging in Portugal and the Spanish region of Galicia, the BBC reported . [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka gives green signal for Lahore T20

Sri Lanka found themselves 93 for 7 when Vandersay joined Tharanga at the crease as the Pakistan attack made short work of the Sri Lankan top order. Tharanga admitted it was the side's batting that let them down. Azam followed up his 103 which anchored Pakistan's 83-run win in the first game in Dubai on Friday by once again anchoring the innings, bringing up his seventh one-day hundred off ... [Full Article...]

Canadian hostages: the taliban deny they have killed and raped

Canadian hostages: the taliban deny they have killed and raped Their three children were born during their time in captivity. "And I have to try to teach religion to my children, and to teach them Islam, but to say do not think that these bad men are Muslim", said Boyle. Meanwhile Coleman's father criticized his son in-law for having taken his heavily pregnant wife to Afghanistan in 2012. A senior official had said Boyle refused to board an American milit... [Full Article...]

Bennet to demand 'complete disconnection' from PA following reconciliation deal

Bennet to demand 'complete disconnection' from PA following reconciliation deal According to the deal, the Palestinian consensus government would fully take over running the daily affairs in the Gaza Strip from the hands of Hamas. The deal comes a month after Hamas dissolved the committee which runs the Gaza Strip and said it was willing to work towards reconciliation with its West Bank rivals. [Full Article...]

Pasquotank prison escape attempt leaves two guards dead

Pasquotank prison escape attempt leaves two guards dead Inmates at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in North Carolina started a fire on Thursday as part of an unsuccessful escape attempt, injuring 10 people. Several employees injured. More info when available. Family of patients are being asked to avoid the Albemarle campus at this time. After school events and athletics have been cancelled . [Full Article...]

Navorro Bowman reportedly being shopped

Navorro Bowman reportedly being shopped In five games this season, the 6-foot, 242-pound linebacker has recorded 38 tackles and one tackle for a loss. He's certainly still capable of being a defensive contributor and could see a boost in production if he lands on a team that gives him more field time. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man nearly loses $24.1M lottery prize

New Jersey man nearly loses $24.1M lottery prize But he nearly didn't get it at all after sticking it in an old shirt pocket with "a stack" of unchecked, losing tickets, New York's gaming commission said in a press release. Is it true what I see? Jimmie Smith is now a very rich man - but he would have completely missed out on the massive fortune if he'd found the ticket just two days later, KTLA reported. [Full Article...]

Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated

Another win for forces: Top LeT terrorist Waseem Shah eliminated Police identified the slain civilian as 25-year-old old Gulzar Ahmad Mir from Lassipora village in Pulwama, 30km from the main city of Srinagar in the disputed region. He had joined ranks in March 2014. The IGP said another militant killed in gunfight Nisar had joined militancy early this year. The security forces had to fire at the violent crowd that had assembled following the call from th... [Full Article...]

Israel, US to quit UNESCO citing 'anti-Israel bias'

Israel, US to quit UNESCO citing 'anti-Israel bias' In a statement on Thursday, the U.S. State Department says a "need for fundamental reform" and "anti-Israel bias" are reasons for the withdrawal. The withdrawal was confirmed Thursday by USA officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to be publicly named discussing the decision. [Full Article...]

Soldier, porter killed in Pak firing on LoC

Soldier, porter killed in Pak firing on LoC Heavy shelling by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday forced the authorities to shut schools in forward areas. Pakistani troops have opened fire over 600 times till September 30, a Home Ministry official had said. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on October 4 that during the past two weeks, Indian forces have increasingly targeted ... [Full Article...]

Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up

Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi , while attending centenary celebrations of Patna University , said that the Centre and the Nitish Government will do everything possible for growth of Bihar . In addition, foundation stone will also be laid for two lane construction of Maheshkhunt- Saharsa- Purnea section of NH 107 and Biharsharif- Barbigha- Mokama section of NH 82. [Full Article...]

Wells Fargo $1 billion accrual due to talks with US Justice Department

Wells Fargo $1 billion accrual due to talks with US Justice Department Investors studying the fundamentals might be conducting in-depth company research before deciding when to purchase a particular stock. Transamerica Financial Advsrs has invested 0% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ). increased its position in shares of Wells Fargo & by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo's third-quarter profits took a beating this quarter, falling 18 percent... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal Global inspectors say Iran is in technical compliance with the accord, but Trump says Tehran is in violation of the spirit of the agreement and has done nothing to rein in its ballistic missile program or its financial and military support for Hezbollah and other extremist groups. [Full Article...]

Colombian conspiracy? Peru & Colombia at center of World Cup match-fixing fiasco

Colombian conspiracy? Peru & Colombia at center of World Cup match-fixing fiasco While the magic of Lionel Messi helped Argentina limp across the line, Uruguay and Colombia both did what was necessary to qualify automatically also - Peru guaranteeing a play-off spot as they attempt to qualify for their first World Cup since 1982. [Full Article...]

Trudeau in Mexico for talks after tense U.S. trip

Trudeau in Mexico for talks after tense U.S. trip The National Automobile Dealers Association said it was concerned about any changes that would make cars costlier. "So we'll see what happens with NAFTA ", Trump said, adding that it "has to be fair to both countries". U.S. proposals include limiting the number of federal government contracts that Mexican and Canadian companies can win, a provision that would cause the deal to automatically expir... [Full Article...]

Oscars Academy Meets to Discuss Disgraced Award Winner Harvey Weinstein's Future

Oscars Academy Meets to Discuss Disgraced Award Winner Harvey Weinstein's Future About a week later she was told by a Weinstein assistant she didn't get the job because she was an actor. We've seen jokes in 30 Rock and at Oscars announcements deal with misconduct on Weinstein's part, but the most direct reference came from an actual victim, Asia Argento. [Full Article...]

Israeli leaders: Hamas must disarm, or reconciliation means nothing

Israeli leaders: Hamas must disarm, or reconciliation means nothing Egypt has previously attempted to help Hamas and Fatah create a united government for Gaza and the West Bank. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Sunday the Egypt-backed reconciliation talks between the PA and Hamas are "preparation" for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. [Full Article...]

Pentagon looking into reported death of Islamic State's 'White Widow'

Pentagon looking into reported death of Islamic State's 'White Widow' Army colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition against IS, earlier tweeted that he "cannot confirm death of ISIS propagandist Sally Jones as a result of a coalition strike", in a message that was retweeted by the British government. [Full Article...]

United States mission to Turkey suspends visa services for security reasons

United States mission to Turkey suspends visa services for security reasons But a later version said: "This measure will apply to sticker visas as well as e-Visas and border visas", leaving open the question of whether U.S. travellers who already have visas would be allowed to enter Turkey . Embassy and Consulate for now. "Trying a Turkish citizen for a crime committed in Turkey is our right". "We hope that relations between two allies will return to normal in a sh... [Full Article...]

Storm expected to become Hurricane Ophelia, possibly by tonight

Storm expected to become Hurricane Ophelia, possibly by tonight This has not happened in 124 years, or since 1893. There are a couple of caveats to this record, however. Storms become hurricanes when they reach 74 miles per hour. Ophelia is now tracking towards Portugal, and will likely pass to the west of the country. All of those occurred in August or September, except for Hurricane Fran in October 1973 and Hurricane Alex in January 2016 , which made la... [Full Article...]


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