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Irishman Ibrahim Halawa released after four years in Egyptian prison

An Irish man imprisoned in Egypt for more than four years for taking part in anti-government protests has finally been released. Halawa got off and was freed from charges after he was jailed after being arrested for his involvement in the Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in August 2013. [Full Article...]

Blatter accepts Putin invitation to 2018 World Cup

Blatter accepts Putin invitation to 2018 World Cup Blatter is suspended from the game until 2021 because of an illicit £1.65million payment made to former Uefa chief Michel Platini by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Blatter's watch. Blatter is also the target of an investigation by Swiss prosecutors over alleged criminal mismanagement at Federation Internationale de Football Association and the infamous Platini payment. [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency chief says USA needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens

Central Intelligence Agency chief says USA needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens Pompeo's remarks appeared to be the first time a US official has publicly stated that the couple and their children spent their captivity in Pakistan, contrary to accounts from Pakistani officials. The Haqqani network has carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against United States interests in Afghanistan. Condemning the "barbaric" attack on an army camp in Kandahar province in which 4... [Full Article...]

At least 10 dead in Kabul Shiite mosque attack

At least 10 dead in Kabul Shiite mosque attack Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid said there had been an explosion inside the mosque but it was not clear if it had been caused by a suicide bomber or a grenade. Major general Alimast Momand says the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque Friday in the city's Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives. [Full Article...]

Secret Superstar movie review: Aamir Khan's effort makes it just about watchable

Secret Superstar movie review: Aamir Khan's effort makes it just about watchable Secret Superstar had released in 1100 screens in India. Filmmaker Advait Chandan's debut with Secret Superstar even though has a heard-before story line and a predictable ending is worth a watch as it dolls out on emotional tonality of the movie and brings one close to tears when Insia struggles to realize her dream and is discovered by Shakti Kumarr. [Full Article...]

Fatwa Issued Banning Muslims From Posting Pictures on Social Media

Fatwa Issued Banning Muslims From Posting Pictures on Social Media Justifying the move, Shahnawaz Qadri, Darul Uloom Deoband, said, "Unnecessary uploading of pictures on social media is wrong". Muslims, from now on, won't have the freedom to upload their photographs on social media sites. In response to the question, Darul Iftaa opined that Islam does not allow Muslim women to show their faces in public. In January 2012, it issued a fatwa calling for the auth... [Full Article...]

Universities ordered to guarantee free speech

Universities ordered to guarantee free speech That's how ideas get tested, prejudices exposed and society advances. Johnson has said that students are becoming over-sensitised, and this plan aims to force student bodies to stop no-platforming speakers they disagree with. " I know there is good practice out there, and am proud that some of our university leaders and academics have publicly defended free speech ". The National Union of Stud... [Full Article...]

Pickup crashes into school bus in northwest Las Vegas

Pickup crashes into school bus in northwest Las Vegas Another Clark County School District school bus was involved in a crash on Thursday afternoon. It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal - either flashing red lights or a stop sign. Mark Ross, superintendent of Battle Ground Public Schools, declined to answer STN's questions on student safety training and the status of the fatal bus stop, since the matter... [Full Article...]

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations President Uhuru Kenyatta has framed Raila Odinga's plan to disrupt the conduct of October 26th fresh presidential poll as a threat to hard-won freedom to vote. "To those threatening and intimidating the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), its staff and other entities, this must cease forthwith". [Full Article...]

MI top cop loses pay for Facebook post on National Football League protests

MI top cop loses pay for Facebook post on National Football League protests An online racial justice organization is planning to deliver petitions to Governor Rick Snyder Friday, calling for him to remove Michigan State Police Director Col. Immediately following the incident, Michigan ACLU Director Kary Moss wrote on Facebook: 'It is the sworn duty of the State Police Director to uphold the Constitution which protects all people in this State and to demonstrate respect fo... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom retail sales weaker than forecast, adding to BoE doubts

United Kingdom retail sales weaker than forecast, adding to BoE doubts Despite the monthly fall, the Office for National Statistics says retail sales were 0.6% higher in the three months to September from the previous three-month period. Consumer prices rose in September at their fastest annual rate for more than five years, registering the eighth consecutive month of above-target inflation. [Full Article...]

US Drone Strike Kills Pakistan Militant Leader In Afghanistan, Group Says

US Drone Strike Kills Pakistan Militant Leader In Afghanistan, Group Says Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has planned some of the deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan over the previous year. The group claimed responsibility for last year's Easter Sunday bombing in a public park that killed 70 people, many of them Christians, in the eastern city of Lahore . [Full Article...]

Judge denies motion to wipe out record of Arpaio's criminal conviction

Judge denies motion to wipe out record of Arpaio's criminal conviction Judge Susan Bolton told Arpaio that President Trump couldn't erase the conviction, even though she has already dismissed Arpaio's contempt of court case after President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio in August. His lawyers say the pardon entitles him to the erasure of any record of the conviction. "At this point what the court has to do is undo it all", Wilenchik. [Full Article...]

Rock tossed from overpass, smashes windshield and kills auto passenger

Rock tossed from overpass, smashes windshield and kills auto passenger Authorities say 32-year-old Kenneth White of Mount Morris was riding in the vehicle Wednesday night in Genesee County's Vienna Township, about 80 miles north of Detroit, when a rock crashed through the windshield and struck him in the face . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blames United Kingdom crime rise on radical Islamic terrorism

Donald Trump blames United Kingdom crime rise on radical Islamic terrorism Donald Trump has blamed radical Islamic terrorism for the UK's 13% rise in crime . The comment came after official figures released on Friday showed a 13 per cent increase in violent crime in England and Wales - with a total of 5.2 million offences in the year to the end of June. [Full Article...]

Timberwolves Open On Road Tonight

Timberwolves Open On Road Tonight The Spurs' act of unity follows a controversial statement by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich , who called President Trump a "soulless coward" in a recent article in The Nation . It just reminds me of what I've been through these last couple of months". And where would Gay rank the dunk he got for his first points as a Spur? "I think I can still do better", he said. [Full Article...]

Ayodhya is my personal belief & opposition cant question it: Yogi Adiyanath

The entire town was decked up to welcome Adityanath and his cabinet. Later in the day, the Chief Minister will celebrate the festival of light in Gorakhpur , which is his constituency. He further added that celebrating Diwali in Ayodhya was his effort to protect and promote the age old culture. The Chief Minister Yogi, on the auspicious occasion, distributed candies, fruits and textbooks amon... [Full Article...]

Trump jokes to senators about releasing his tax returns

Trump jokes to senators about releasing his tax returns Another source briefed on the meeting confirmed Trump made the comment and said there was "nervous laughter" in the room. Trump says, "a lot of people are liking" his plan, which still lacks specific legislation. "He said he agreed with me that the middle class should get a big tax cut and the rich should not get a tax cut", said Casey. "The process that they've chosen to use, which I think is t... [Full Article...]

Sister of fallen soldier describes last conversation she had with brother

Sister of fallen soldier describes last conversation she had with brother Johnson's death and the response by President Donald Trump has become a controversial flashpoint. United States President Donald Trump has denied telling a war widow on her way to meet her husband's casket that the soldier " knew what he signed up for ". [Full Article...]

Maryland judge becomes 2nd to block travel ban

Maryland judge becomes 2nd to block travel ban Judge Watson relied primarily on federal statutory law rather than the Establishment Clause, determining that the travel ban was outside the scope of the authority provided by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). For Iran, immigrants and travelers would be barred, but not student and exchange visitors with visas. Such a tentative conclusion is all that is needed, under federal court rules, ... [Full Article...]


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