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Turkey urges United States to reverse visa suspension, defends arrest of consulate worker

Turkey urges United States to reverse visa suspension, defends arrest of consulate worker Turkish police believe that immediately prior to the failed coup of July 15, 2016, the wife of the consulate worker deposited a large sum of money into a bank allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamic cleric exiled in the US. Meanwhile some experts here in Turkey say, in this current dispute, the USA has gone too far. Citizens of Turkey needing to apply for USA visas may be able to ... [Full Article...]

Airbnb hidden camera raises privacy concerns and questions

Airbnb hidden camera raises privacy concerns and questions The Indiana man, Derek Starnes , told WFTS television that he and his wife were "freaked out" by what he found after noticing a small black hole in the smoke detector. Police said some of the recorded videos date back as far as 2008, and they say they are concerned because of the high number of people who may have never known they were being recorded. [Full Article...]

China protests US Navy sailing near South China Sea

China protests US Navy sailing near South China Sea A US official said the destroyer Chafee sailed near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday, coming within 16 nautical miles of land. The defence ministry said China sent the Huangshan guided-missile frigate, two J-11B fighter jets and one Z-8 helicopter to warn the U.S. [Full Article...]

Solar Scam: Probe ordered against Chandy, others; Congress says 'witch-hunt'

Solar Scam: Probe ordered against Chandy, others; Congress says 'witch-hunt' In reponse to Pinarayi's statement, senior Congress leader A K Antony on Wednesday said the government should make public the inquiry commission report. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan made an announcement regarding this at a press conference here today. "Criminal cases will be taken against all those named by Saritha Nair in her latter". [Full Article...]

Ominous email: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'

Ominous email: 'In the event of a nuclear attack' Legislators on the island met in September to discuss how to prepare residents for a potential nuclear attack , Honolulu Civil Beat reported. "Not to be an alarmist, but to be informing people". North Korea has repeatedly threatened to strike the USA mainland, even vowing to strike the US territory of Guam with four medium-range ballistic missiles in August, though Pyongyang later backed away ... [Full Article...]

Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool

Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool Instead of evacuating the Sydney ocean pool when she spotted a shark swimming in it, an Australian woman took matters into her own hands on Monday. She is then seen casually reaching into the water and pulling the deadly shark out of the water on its back, reaching over the rock pool and placing it in the ocean. [Full Article...]

Petrol drops by 2, diesel by 1 per litre

Petrol drops by 2, diesel by 1 per litre The move comes at a time the petrol and diesel prices at peak for which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had asked all states to consider reducing state-level taxes on petrol and diesel products. Because of this move, the state government will suffer a loss of Rs 2,316 crore annually. Natural gas, which attracts Value-Added Tax at the rate of 3% for manufacturers and 13.5% for purposes such as Pi... [Full Article...]

Sex with minor wife is rape, says Supreme Court in landmark judgment

Sex with minor wife is rape, says Supreme Court in landmark judgment India's government says the practice of child marriage is "an obstacle to almost every developmental goal: eradicating poverty and hunger; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality; protecting children's lives; and improving women's health". [Full Article...]

Family leaves 3-year-old behind overnight at corn maze

Family leaves 3-year-old behind overnight at corn maze He could say he was three years old was about it. On Tuesday morning at around 7:40 a.m., the parents of the child called West Jordan Police Department and reported the child missing. It's not clear if the child has been placed back in his family's care. Police sent the mother to DCFS, who said she would need to be questioned before they returned her child to her. [Full Article...]

US Forces Drop 751 Bombs on Taliban and Daesh in September

US Forces Drop 751 Bombs on Taliban and Daesh in September In September, for example, the U.S. Air Force dropped 751 bombs, an increase of almost 50 percent from the August figure of 503, to reach its highest single-month total in seven years, military data showed. "The casualty toll inflicted against the Taliban by airstrikes in one hour, was not done by our security forces in months". In August, Trump said that although he had considered pulling the... [Full Article...]

Top officers of USS John McCain fired for 'poor judgement'

Sanchez was reassigned to Ship Repair Facility (SRF) Yokosuka", the Navy said. "While the investigation is ongoing, it is evident the collision was preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship's training program", officials said in the Navy's announcement. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark

Russian Federation 2018 World Cup ticket applications pass 2 million mark According to FIFA's official website, "Following the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on December 1, 2017, sales phase 2 will comprise a random selection draw period from December 5, 2017, to January 31, 2018, and a further first-come, first-served period from March 13 to April 3, 2018". [Full Article...]

Officer plans to appeal firing in nurse arrest

Officer plans to appeal firing in nurse arrest Attorney Greg Skordas said Tuesday that Detective Jeff Payne would likely still be employed if body-camera footage hadn't generated widespread attention online. The patient in the case wasn't a suspect. The incident was sparked by the case of an off duty Idaho reserve police officer whose vehicle was struck by another motorist fleeing the police in a pickup truck. [Full Article...]

Fires in California's wine country kill 10, damage vineyards

Fires in California's wine country kill 10, damage vineyards One area that's suffered a lot of damage is the city of Santa Rosa . St. Joseph Health said about 170 patients have been treated, many for burns and smoke inhalation, at three of its hospitals, including two in Sonoma County, where at least 11 people died of fire-related injuries. [Full Article...]

Iraq to restore pipeline to Turkey, bypassing Kurdish region

Iraq to restore pipeline to Turkey, bypassing Kurdish region On the day of the referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan warned the KRG that Turkey could block oil exports as a response to the referendum, which Baghdad, Turkey, Iran, the US, and the United Nations all spoke out against. His statement comes after his meeting with KRG president Masoud Barzani on October 7, The National reported. Mr Al Nujaifi's spokesperson said the vice president believ... [Full Article...]

Local Texas Tech student describes terror on campus after fatal shooting

Local Texas Tech student describes terror on campus after fatal shooting The officers found drug paraphernalia in the room, and when Daniels arrived, arrested him, and took him to the university police station, Bonath said. Daniels was found less than a quarter-mile away with a gun loaded with bullets of the same caliber and brand as a shell found at the police station, Lubbock police said in the affidavit . [Full Article...]

Feinstein Announces She Will Run For Re-Election In 2018

Sen. Kamala Harris , California's other senator, released a statement supporting Feinstein's reelection bid. "I've got things to fight for". "With Republican majorities in Congress and a Republican in the White House, we're not going to be able to push through a health care bill ". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court says it has dismissed travel ban case -- for now

The March 6 decree, opposed by the states of Maryland and Hawaii, was suspended. Although the country as a whole "has improved its capability and ability to assess whether foreign nationals attempting to enter the United States pose a security or safety threat", he indicated, travel restrictions are still necessary for these eight countries . [Full Article...]

U.S. officials ramp up rhetoric against Iran-backed Hezbollah

U.S. officials ramp up rhetoric against Iran-backed Hezbollah U.S. counterterrorism officials told a State Department briefing they believe Hezbollah wants to develop the capacity to strike inside the United States and they continue to see activity on behalf of the group in America. "It is a single organization, a terrorist organization and it is rotten to it's core", State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales told reporters in a briefing tha... [Full Article...]

Don't say Love Jihad every now and then: Kerala HC

Don't say Love Jihad every now and then: Kerala HC Sources say that the second Athira from Palakad eloped with a Muslim man and converted to marry him. The NIA is also examining role of Malappuram Sainaba AS who is also the President of PFI's women's wing, the National Women's Front (NWF). [Full Article...]


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