Tuesday October 17-th, 2017

Sturgeon's approval ratings collapse but support for SNP still strong Sturgeon's approval ratings collapse but support for SNP still strong

Nicola Sturgeon has "quietly dropped" her demand for a second independence referendum by spring 2019 as she signalled a "major retreat" in the face of a "fierce public backlash" against her plans, writes The Daily Telegraph. She said: "These cuts ...

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi stated that the assailant was killed by Iranian intelligence forces but did not provide any further details about the individual or his death. Iranian policemen evacuate a child from the Parliament building in Tehr...

Trump blames Qatar for funding terror Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

Last month, President Trump traveled to the Middle East where he met with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia . Since Saudi Arabia and other nations cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday , triggering the worst diplomatic crisis in the G...

Khango Konyak set to take over as new NSCN (K) chairman Khango Konyak set to take over as new NSCN (K) chairman

The Nagaland government has been sending Naga civil society group leaders to Myanmar to hold consultations with the NSCN-K insurgents leaders after the outfit abrogated the ceasefire with the Indian government in 2015. Negotiations with the rival...

Sen. Angus King's Heated Exchange With Intelligence Officials Sen. Angus King's Heated Exchange With Intelligence Officials

We will not discuss private conversations in a public hearing. McCabe refused to discuss any conversations he'd had with Comey regarding Comey's discussions with Trump . "I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so", Rogers testified. ...

Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism' Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism'

He made repeated outbursts saying "you've got no safe place!" and "death to the enemies of America!" According to an affidavit of probable cause, while in the police vehicle, Christian allegedly said that he was a "patriot" and admitted to the crim...

Net widens in search for accomplices in London Bridge attack

Butt had appeared in a documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", broadcast a year ago by Britain's Channel 4, as part of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park. The 42-year-old mother of three was working at a local sch...

Kerala govt holds special assembly session on cattle slaughter Kerala govt holds special assembly session on cattle slaughter

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the ruling Government's take on the matter that has been making headlines since past month. "But in doing so, they must be fully aware of the economic costs of these policies", he said. There has been a wid...

Trump says USA committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defense Trump says USA committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defense

President Donald Trump publicly confirming for the first time his commitment to NATO's Article 5 , which requires members of the alliance to defend each other if they come under attack. A key section of the NATO treat, Article 5 commits each mem...

NTU tops NUS in university rankings for first time NTU tops NUS in university rankings for first time

Two university rankings were released yesterday. Indeed, for the first time, American universities occupy the top four places, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leading the world for the sixth year in a row. With Southampton r...

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Mr Sessions removed himself from the FBI's inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election back in March after it emerged he had met Moscow's envoy during last year's White House race. Trump's state of mind has been revealed in recent...

Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

The president ducked twice when asked whether he had recorded his chats with Comey, as he had once suggested. He also said he was stunned to learn that Comey himself was a leaker. "And he repeated that he would testify under oath if asked to by spe...

Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum for independence from Iraq in September Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum for independence from Iraq in September

Neighbouring states like Turkey, Syria and Iran, which all have large and sometimes restive Kurdish populations, have in the past resisted moves towards Kurdish independence. "Rather, the vote will give Kurdish negotiators a public mandate to recalib...

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurds against independence referendum Turkey warns Iraqi Kurds against independence referendum

We want the integrity of Iraq soil. The United States on Thursday warned that a decision by Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region to hold an independence referendum could distract from the fight against the Islamic State group. A Kurdish flag flutters...

Iran arrests 41 suspects over Tehran attacks - ministry

A United Nations watchdog group confirmed in June that Iran was adhering to the deal. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks. Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parlia. Iran and Syria both cast the conflict as a str...

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

The SCO memberships for Pakistan and India were approved in July 2015. By becoming a full SCO member, India now stands to gain in the spheres of security, economy, trade, investment, connectivity and energy co-operation. Nazarbayev, a close ally ...

49-year-old a shock contender for the Leeds United job 49-year-old a shock contender for the Leeds United job

Former midfielder David Prutton has told that he believes Leeds will have a new manager "this time next week" whether officially announced or not. Monk, who replaces interim boss Steve Agnew at The Riverside following the sacking of Aitor Karanka ...

Samsung Unveils Three FreeSync 2 Enabled QLED HDR Displays Samsung Unveils Three FreeSync 2 Enabled QLED HDR Displays

Samsung has taken the approach to a whole new level as it announced two new gaming monitors today which feature High Dynamic Range and QLED quantum dot technology . It also promises "deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more vivid colors". Mor...

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

She has not budged, once, from this stance in two and a half years; even as fans clamored for her music and Spotify wrote an embarrassing love letter to win her back . That attack ultimately worked, convincing Apple to pay royalties after all...

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Gave Employees 'Sex Rules' Before 2013 Company Party Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Gave Employees 'Sex Rules' Before 2013 Company Party

This time it was for the firing of a senior executive who was investigating the rape victim in Delhi, the incident which happened in 2014. The driver in the attack was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison , but some company executives were...

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

In addition to her work as a government contractor and service in the Air Force, Winner is a yoga instructor in her spare time and active on social media. On social media, victor mostly shared glimpses into her life far removed from politics — su...

Iranian Drone Shadows US Forces In Syria Day Before Attack

The Syrian army said the warplanes of the US-led coalition struck a Syrian military position near Tanf border crossing with Iraq , leaving a number of "martyrs" and other losses. The strikes destroyed two artillery pieces and an anti-aircraft weap...

Wonder Woman's Most Fantastic Scene Nearly Didn't Get Made At All

Despite all of that, I feared that maybe the world wasn't ready for a movie like Wonder Woman . It's something I hope we don't talk about in the public [because] I want people to see, but it's very hard to know which characters will be in the next m...

Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead

Meanwhile, the Intelligence Ministry said that the perpetrators of these crimes acted in two coordinated groups, noting that all were Iranians from different regions of the country who had joined the ranks of the Islamic State (EI), also known by its...

United States warplanes again strike militias near Syrian-Jordanian border United States warplanes again strike militias near Syrian-Jordanian border

What is worse—as the U.S. air force was bombing the Syrian army—US-backed rebels were bragging about attacking Syrian forces sitting just outside the 55 kilometer perimeter with their artillery. The Syrian army confirmed that US-led airstrike struc...

BC Premier pens letter warning against Site C delays BC Premier pens letter warning against Site C delays

Horgan responded Tuesday, calling Clark's claims of cost escalation "unsupported" and accusing the B.C. Liberals of driving up BC Hydro bills due to "mismanagement" of the project. The Site C dam project in northeastern B.C. has spent $1.75 billion a...

Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself

Roy was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup truck in Fairhaven. Prosecutors claim that Michelle Carter , now 20, exploited the boy's mental illness and pushed him into committing suicide via text message. In the ruling, th...

Trump Organization to launch 'American Ideas' hotel chain Trump Organization to launch 'American Ideas' hotel chain

Each hotel will be 'specific to the local area, steeped in some American heritage, ' said Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger . Donald Trump Jr . and brother Eric Trump during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vanco...

Police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

On the ground near him, a backpack can be seen that police say had knives inside and the hammer us allegedly used to attack an officer while shouting "This is for Syria". The attacker was taken to the hospital, and the situation brought under control...

White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey

The White House has not provided details of when those three conversations allegedly took place. However, Comey has told associates he will not corroborate Trump's claim that on three separate occasions Comey told the president he was not under...

Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility

The latest revelations came out days before Comey makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the Senate intelligence committee - and as the White House and its allies craft a strategy aimed at undermining the former FBI Director's credibility.

George and Amal Clooney welcome birth of twins

George and Amal Clooney are now parents. " Ella , Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine", a rep for the actor confirmed in a statement to the Daily News. In an interview in February with the French program " Rencontres d...

US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack: Putin tells NBC

Trump conceded in January that Russian Federation has waged cyberattacks but insisted they had no effect on the election outcome. United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign in Mr Tru...

90s bombshell Mamta Kukarni declared proclaimed offender 90s bombshell Mamta Kukarni declared proclaimed offender

While her partner Vicky Goswami was arrested by the US DEA in Kenya, Kulkarni is still on the run. "We subsequently filed a report in court saying that the warrants could not be served due to the absence of the accused, and on Tuesday, the court decl...

Shopian killing: 2G, 3G services suspended in Kashmir Shopian killing: 2G, 3G services suspended in Kashmir

The trio also condemned the use of force against students protesting the killing of their fellow student Adil Ahmed in various parts of the valley especially in IUST Awantipora saying they can not stop the youth from raising their voice against repre...

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