• Tube strike called off after 'progress' made during talks

    Tube strike called off after 'progress' made during talks

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    The drivers' union Aslef confirmed that, as progress had been made during talks, the 24-hour industrial action planned for later this week has been cancelled. What lines could have been affected by the Tube strike? Fans planning on attending the clash at Wembley will be able to use the London Underground as normal after it was announced the 24-hour strike will not be going ahead.
  • Jalal Talabani, former Iraqi president and PUK leader, has died

    Jalal Talabani, former Iraqi president and PUK leader, has died

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    He had a stroke 2012 and spent time in Germany for 18 months of treatment just before the end of his presidency. According to the PUK, his condition rapidly deteriorated on Tuesday. He was chosen by parliament as interim president in April 2005. (He lost that argument, and Hussein was executed.) Talabani was a symbol of a unified Iraq, and yet he helped negotiate considerable autonomy for the Kurdistan Regional Government in the writing of Iraq's constitution.
  • Bombshell Reports Reveals Murphy Pushed For an Abortion

    Bombshell Reports Reveals Murphy Pushed For an Abortion

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    Mr. Murphy did not respond to phone messages left by The New York Times. Edwards declined to comment to the Post-Gazette. The text messages wereobtained by the Post-Gazette, which also acquired a memo apparently written by Murphy's chief of staff, Susan Mosychuk, describing an "ongoing and ever more pronounced pattern of sustained inappropriate behavior" by Murphy.
  • A 'soft-response' to North Korean threats

    A 'soft-response' to North Korean threats

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    CNBC speculated in August that the Trump administration might be trying to use Egypt as leverage against North Korea , playing tough with Cairo to put Pyongyang on notice that its access to Egyptian money and ports could be on the line.
  • Greenblatt Calls on Palestinians to Recognize Israel, Adopt Nonviolence

    Greenblatt Calls on Palestinians to Recognize Israel, Adopt Nonviolence

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    But a first sign of discontent was quickly evident, as Hamas criticised Abbas's decision to await the outcome of talks Fatah plans to hold with the group in the next two weeks before lifting sanctions he has imposed on Gaza . It will support the "Greater Jerusalem bill" that seeks to add territories of Efrat Betar Illit, Givat Ze'ev and Ma'aleh Adumim to Jerusalem's municipal boundaries, expanding the area to create a greater metropolitan region and effectively grabbing the land and adding ...
  • Gun expert demonstrates how Vegas gun may have worked

    Gun expert demonstrates how Vegas gun may have worked

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    Sunday saw the deadliest mass shooting in USA history in Las Vegas , one of the most secure cities in America, which killed almost 60 people and wounded more than 500. Sunday's death toll has surpassed that of the last major US shooting, which occurred past year when 49 people were killed by a gunman who was inspired by the Islamic State group.
  • Bail delayed for Somali immigrant charged in Canada attack

    Bail delayed for Somali immigrant charged in Canada attack

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    A Somali interpreter translated the court proceedings to Mr. Sharif, who did not speak but occasionally nodded to show he understood. He faces a number of criminal charges including five counts of attempted murder. "Sharif had no known criminal history at the time of his encounters with ICE". Sharif is in custody at the Edmonton Remand Centre. They did not explain the difference in spelling of the mans name, but the timeline is consistent with Sharifs arrival in Canada.
  • Woman tied to Las Vegas massacre shooting suspect has Memphis connection

    Woman tied to Las Vegas massacre shooting suspect has Memphis connection

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    Before Sunday's attack, bump stocks featured prominently in gun enthusiast stunt videos on YouTube . But first they have to try. At least 50 people died and hundreds were injured when Paddock opened fire at a country music concert from the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue in the gambling hub.
  • Are some automatic weapons legal?

    Are some automatic weapons legal?

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    There is only a handful of ways to obtain a fully automatic weapon. Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic. However, if they were built before May 1986, they can be lawfully registered, owned and sold. All three devices were designed as work-arounds to federal law.
  • Steve Paddock's Brother Is A Strange Dude

    Steve Paddock's Brother Is A Strange Dude

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    Las Vegas police said he had 23 guns at the hotel, including semiautomatic rifles, and 19 at his home along with thousands of rounds of ammunition. "We are not inclined to release the travel record of Ms. McVeigh was convicted not of terrorism, but of using a weapon of mass destruction and of murder for the deaths of eight federal law enforcement officers who died in the blast, which killed a total of 168 people.
  • Calls For Tougher Gun Control Laws Grow After Las Vegas Attack

    Calls For Tougher Gun Control Laws Grow After Las Vegas Attack

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    If you assumed September 23rd was a good time to bring up the subject of gun control, you'd be wrong, what with mass shootings in both IL and California . "If someone wants to get their hands on a firearm to go and hurt other people, regardless of how strict the laws are, they're going to be able to do that", Forum said.
  • President Trump Meets With Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

    President Trump Meets With Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

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    Trump called on the lone representative for Puerto Rico and Congress , Jenniffer González-Colón, and made her repeat her praise for him. "It's not only unsafe, it's expensive, it's everything". That comment broke with the reality most of Puerto Rico still faces, where 93% of residents still had no power. Access to food, water and fuel is limited .
  • Gujarat: Dalit man lynched for watching 'garba'

    Gujarat: Dalit man lynched for watching 'garba'

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    He passed caste-based slurs and then hailed some other men to come to the spot. Trouble began after Sanjay alias Bhimo allegedly made casteist remarks on Jayesh and abused him. "The accused have been booked for murder and under sections of Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Act". He cited the instance of two incidents on September 25 and September 29 in Gandhinagar district when members of the Rajput community beat up Dalits for sporting moustaches .
  • Facebook to defend U.S. data transfer

    Facebook to defend U.S. data transfer

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    In an earlier ruling in the case, the European Court of Justice found that the so-called Safe Harbor regime, which Facebook previously relied on when transferring data to the USA, violated EU law because it didn't provide effective legal remedies.
  • Mattis: In US national security interest to stay in Iran deal

    Mattis: In US national security interest to stay in Iran deal

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    During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Mattis was asked whether he believed it was now in the U.S. national security interest to remain in the agreement. Below the president, diplomats and officials would then strive to manage any fallout with Tehran and America's European allies by emphasizing that the US isn't leaving the deal or applying new nuclear sanctions on Iran.
  • Musicians speak up about gun control following Las Vegas shooting

    Musicians speak up about gun control following Las Vegas shooting

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    The white man identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival while country singer, Jason Aldean was playing. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. In this way, she was joined by other celebrities like Lady Gaga, Ava DuVernay , Rihanna and Emmy Rossum who said our leaders need to go beyond issuing " thoughts and prayers " and " warmest condolences and sympathies " - as President Donald Trump did via Twitter.
  • Las Vegas Shooter's Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

    Las Vegas Shooter's Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

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    Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, is from the Philippines and has family there. He declined to answer a question about whether he considered the attack an act of domestic terrorism. Police said 23 guns were found in Paddock's suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel. At least 20 of the survivors admitted to one of several hospitals in the area, University Medical Center, remained in critical condition on Tuesday, doctors said.
  • Three Quarters Of Voters Have Posted Their Survey Forms, Poll Says

    Three Quarters Of Voters Have Posted Their Survey Forms, Poll Says

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    Meanwhile, research conducted by the Marriage Equality campaign found seventy-seven per cent of Australians on the electoral roll have voted. Veteran Liberal MP Kevin Andrews, who is campaigning for a "No" vote, said he was surprised by the ReachTEL poll results, particularly the high participation rate.
  • Now Turkey is Getting Cozy With Iran

    Now Turkey is Getting Cozy With Iran

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    Baqeri told reporters Monday in Tehran . The Iranian chief executive emphasized that Iran and Turkey, as two important countries and the pillars of stability in the region, could play an influential role in resolving regional issues if they stood by each other.
  • US Votes Against Banning Death Penalty for LGBTQ People

    US Votes Against Banning Death Penalty for LGBTQ People

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    It also condemns the imposition of the death penalty for apostasy, blasphemy and adultery . The United Nations just passed a resolution to condemn countries who use the death penalty to punish gay or bisexual people. has never supported any measure at the United Nations that condemns the death penalty. The United States was among 13 nations including Saudi Arabia and Iraq to vote down the resolution.