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As reported by the Reuters news agency, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving . To be sure, giving women the ability to drive will likely give many more women access to the workforce and economic independence, which, incidentally, is one of the broad goals of Saudi leadership's plans to rejuvenate the Kingdom's economy.
  • Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

    Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

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    Warnings that Bali's volcano will erupt have sparked an exodus of people and another challenge: what to do with thousands of cows left behind by villagers. Bali's tourism department on Thursday issued a letter reassuring travellers, and noting that flights were operating normally. The observation post for Mount Agung witnessed the volcano emitting a small plume most likely of water vapor after daybreak Friday.
  • Who Is Henry Bolton? Meet Ukip's New Leader

    Who Is Henry Bolton? Meet Ukip's New Leader

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    The final candidates hoping to turn the party's fortunes around, and ensure Brexit goes ahead, include MEP Jane Collins, Nuttall's former deputy Peter Whittle, London Assembly Member David Kurten, ex-soldier Henry Bolton , John Rees-Evans and Aidan Powlesland - who (genuinely) wants to mine the asteroid belt for minerals.
  • Trump plans first presidential trip to Asia

    Trump plans first presidential trip to Asia

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    Mr Trump's attendance at the Manila summit had been in doubt until recent days, with officials saying he was reluctant to reward Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been responsible for a number of anti-American outbursts . A White House release on the five-nation diplomacy tour stressed that Trump would bring both topics up when he meets with Xi Jinping and other foreign leaders next month.
  • Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police say

    Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police say

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    The Iowa Department of Human Services came to get the children, while police called Macke and ordered her to return home from Germany. They learned that the day before, the 30-year-old mother had left her children at home alone to travel to Germany , and didn't arrange for anyone to take care of them.
  • Trump admin targets private Facebook info in warrants

    Trump admin targets private Facebook info in warrants

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    But accessing those accounts would provide information on thousands of other users who "liked" an anti-Trump Facebook page, the group explained. The user, Emmelia Talarico, said in a court filing that if the government obtained her information they would have access to her "personal passwords, security questions and answers, and credit card information", plus "the private lists of invitees and attendees to multiple political events sponsored by the page".
  • Ukip's New Lion Logo Mocked On Social Media For 'Copying Premier League'

    Ukip's New Lion Logo Mocked On Social Media For 'Copying Premier League'

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    When he spotted the new logo Match of the Day host Lineker tweeted an "eyes rolling" emoji and the message: 'The @premierleague will be thrilled'. UKIP chairman Paul Oakden told BBC Two's Daily Politics: "I'm not anxious". "The last three leaders had a logo that they didn't decide on, logos aren't necessarily the purview of the leader", the spokesman said. The Telegraph has contacted the Premier League for comment.
  • Trump tax plan cheers greenback

    Trump tax plan cheers greenback

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    Mike Feller, of Hudson, said he thinks the tax plan is geared toward benefiting wealthy people, not the middle class . Question: What's been the biggest driver of stocks since the election of Donald Trump as the 45 president? Yesterday (September 27) he revealed his long-awaited plans, which will focus on removing loopholes for the extremely wealthy and easing the pressure on low and middle-income families.
  • Trading Corner: Focusing in on the Signals for Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM)

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    The stock has a market capitalization of $348.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.63 and a beta of 0.82. About 499 shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) average trading volume of 10,729,090 during the past month is 6.09% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times.
  • Air Force Academy head implores racists to 'get out'

    Air Force Academy head implores racists to 'get out'

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    Finally, he said that anyone who fails to treat people with dignity and respect should "get out" of the Air Force Academy. The academy hosted a "Critical Conversations" event on Monday night where 145 cadets discussed recent events, including race relations at the Academy, Silveria said in an email to other academy leaders that was posted to a Facebook group .
  • Sea Creatures From Japan Traveled To US Shores On Tsunami Debris

    Sea Creatures From Japan Traveled To US Shores On Tsunami Debris

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    Non-biodegradable items from the 2011 Japanese natural disaster and tsunami that were found by Oregon State University researchers along the coast of Oregon. That's because wooden "floats", which decompose rapidly on open ocean waters, stopped arriving after 2014. At present none of the new animal arrivals are known to have colonised the West Coast, although it can be years before an established population of a non-native species is detected.
  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Koch-backed Union Busting Case

    SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Koch-backed Union Busting Case

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    As for the arbitration question, employers are generally hoping that the High Court will approve the use of collective action waivers, allowing them to continue to require that workers arbitrate claims, and that they do so individually. But David Frederick, a Washington lawyer representing Janus's union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said union dues are justified by the expense of contract negotiations.
  • Outer Banks residents, officials brace for Tropical Storm Maria

    Outer Banks residents, officials brace for Tropical Storm Maria

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    Maria is projected to spend Tuesday night through Wednesday east of Cape Hatteras with the center about 100 to 150 miles offshore, putting the Outer Banks within the tropical storm-force wind field of at least 39 mph sustained winds, according to the Newport/Morehead City National Weather Service office.
  • US Diplomats Oppose Withdrawal Of Embassy Staff In Cuba

    US Diplomats Oppose Withdrawal Of Embassy Staff In Cuba

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    The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson , said on Sept 17 in a television interview that a possible closure of the embassy of this country in Havana was under evaluation. So far, Washington is not blaming the Cuban government for the attacks but has made it clear it's unhappy about how Havana is handling the case. The attacks were directed at the homes of United States embassy staff, which are provided by the Cuban government.
  • Angela Merkel's challenge is a worrying rise in nationalism

    Angela Merkel's challenge is a worrying rise in nationalism

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    She once more defended her decision to let in almost 900,000 migrants and refugees , saying Germany would not again face the humanitarian crisis which led to it. Assuming this holds, it would make the SPD the official opposition party, edging out the AfD in that role. Contrast that with the National Party here that won 46 per cent, dropping only a point on its last election result but its prospects of a fourth term - which would be historic here too - await the decision of a ...
  • Kenya opposition leader to organize protests; talks flop

    Kenya opposition leader to organize protests; talks flop

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    Kenyatta. Kenya used two systems to transmit results from polling stations - paper forms and the electronic transmission of the vote tallies plus scanned copies of the forms. He wants them out before the October 26 election. Speaking at a news conference in Nairobi, Mr Odinga said the proposed changes were an attack on democracy and bi-weekly demonstrations would begin on Monday.
  • Trump waives shipping restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

    Trump waives shipping restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

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    A 1920 law that restricts shipments between American ports to US-owned and operated cargo ships has been preventing foreign-flagged ships from delivering relief aid to the United States territory. "We're thinking about that", Trump told reporters when asked about lifting the Jones Act restrictions. "It is meant to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support life-saving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake ...
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's tax reform announcement

    Fact-checking Donald Trump's tax reform announcement

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    Trump said during his Wednesday speech in IN, rolling out the plan. "All of these things lead to higher GDP", he said . "This is a revolutionary change, and the biggest winners will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor, and as wages start going up", he said.
  • IN police officer fires at actor portraying robber

    IN police officer fires at actor portraying robber

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    It must have been realistic, because someone called 911 to report a possible armed robbery, and when Crawfordsville police arrived, "a subject came out with a ski mask on carrying a handgun, and a shot was sacked by police", a statement from ISP said.