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AIADMK rebel MLA's to meet Speaker P Dhanapal today

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The faction also moved the Madras High Court on plea over a floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly . The court asked the government counsel whether action was being contemplated by the Speaker against the 19 legislators belonging to the Dinakaran group who have revolted against the Chief Minister. Read More »

Catalonia to launch campaign for independence referendum

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Mayors from the affected communities have been summoned to court by Spain's public prosecutor, according to AFP . The Catalan President Carles Puigdemont told the Financial Times in August that there are already 6,000 ballot boxes, allegedly acrylic and transparent. Read More »

Father arrested in deaths of 3 children in West Sacramento

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Authorities took him into custody without incident. West Sacramento police today are investigating a triple homicide in which three children were killed. The Sacramento Bee reports that the mother was home during the incident and was a victim of domestic violence. Firefighters soon arrived and also tried to revive them. Read More »

Teen's death sparks social media frenzy

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Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens called the young woman's death a "tragedy" on Wednesday and said speculation about the case was "convoluting" the investigations, according to WLS . Meanwhile, authorities will show Jenkins' mother, Teresa Martin, hotel surveillance footage today, the Sun-Times reports. "I think everybody wants to know what happened". Read More »

President Trump making visit to hurricane-ravaged Florida

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Trump has been outwardly engaged in hurricane response and recovery efforts in recent weeks, twice visiting the Gulf Coast, which was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey last month. Other areas of the state, however, remain largely incapacitated, including the Florida Keys, where an estimated quarter of the homes were destroyed. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

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The BBC questioned 56 councils and housing associations and received responses relating to about half of the UK's estimated 4,000 tower blocks. Commissioner Dany Cotton, who was at the scene of the blaze, told the BBC that retrofitting fire sprinkler systems in residential towers should be one of the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Read More »

Disqualification of Nawaz Sharif not justified under any law: PML-N leader

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Khawaja Haris reiterated that Nawaz Sharif did not open the account to get salary. "Would the law change its interpretation in view of the financial resources [of the defendant]", Justice Ahsan observed, adding that the court had treaded cautiously while writing the July 28 judgement so that it didn't prejudice the upcoming trial. Read More »

N Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce USA to 'ashes and darkness'

International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). North Korea has reportedly resumed work at its underground nuclear testing site, according to defense analysts, in a brazen act of defiance against the latest United Nations sanctions. "Such activity, coming shortly after the largest underground nuclear test conducted at Punggye-ri to date (via the North Portal), suggests that onsite work could now be changing focus to further prepare those other portals for future underground nuclear ... Read More »

7 killed in bomb, gunfire attack in southern Iraq

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Sources at city hospitals said four Iranian citizens were among those killed. Shiites and other ethnic and religious minorities have often been targets of Sunni militants in Iraq, including al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read More »

Some Kind Of 'Alien Beast' Washed Ashore In Texas And Nope

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Eye-catching pictures of the creature have been widely shared after they were posted by a member of conservation group the National Audubon Society, which discovered the freakish beast. Desai speculated that it could be a deep sea creature , washed to shore by Hurricane Harvey . "When I saw the mouth I thought no way was it a lamprey". Read More »

The Bulgarian EU Commissioner Maria Gabriel Comments on Schengen

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While a future EU-UK trade deal remains a distant prospect, Mr Juncker called on the bloc to seal trade deals with Australia and New Zealand by the end of his mandate. Global developments may also have turned in the EU's favor. However, banks, asset managers and insurers based in London are already announcing plans to open up new hubs in the EU to maintain guaranteed links with European customers after Brexit. Read More »

IRMA: 4 dead from unrelated carbon monoxide poisoning

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The couple was transported to a local hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning . Williamson said that three generations of family members lived inside the home. · Do not burn charcoal or gas grills inside a house, garage, vehicle, tent or fireplace. Officials urge the public to always place generators outside, in a well ventilated area with nothing covering it. Read More »

Turkey warns Arbil to avoid emotional statements

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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 photo, an elderly man sits in the center of Irbil near a campaign poster urging people to vote yes in the upcoming poll on independence from Iraq. "We find the (Iraqi Kurdish) leadership's insistent stance regarding the referendum and its increasingly emotional statements worrying", read a different statement released on Thursday, this time by Turkey's Foreign Ministry. Read More »

Record number of terror-related arrests

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According to the Home Office quarterly bulletin on the police's use of counter-terrorism powers, 123 of the suspects arrested were charged - 105 with terrorism offences - while 189 were released. A right-wing terrorism killed a man during an attack on Finsbury Park mosque in June this year. The rest were either bailed pending further investigation or faced alternative action. Read More »

Philippines hits United Nations rights chief over 'mischaracterized' report

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) brushed off accusations that the body is running against the anti-illegal drug war of the Duterte administration maintaining that it has been only exercising its lawful mandate . The CHR must be a very frustrated government agency, then. "Why should you get a budget from the government and yet you are not doing your job?" The original proposal of the Philippine CHR's 2018 budged amounted to 678 million Philippine Pesos ($13 million), which was less ... Read More »

World's oldest captive giant panda dies aged 37 in China

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There are now only thought to be around 2,000 pandas in the wild in western China, while another 400 are in captivity throughout the world. However, Basi was confirmed as the world's oldest living captive panda by the Guinness World Records only in August this year. Read More »

North Korea rejects sanctions, threatens US

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Amid concerns of another launch, the National Security Council met Thursday to discuss plans in case Kim fires a missile to celebrate the founding day of North Korea Saturday. Trump told reporters at the start of a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak that he was pleased Malaysia no longer did business with North Korea, before adding that he had just discussed the United Nations vote with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Read More »

Pair accused of trying to steal entire utility pole after Hurricane Irma

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In the background, there is an SUV with a giant pole strapped to the roof. One of the men who had been placed under arrest said the pole was lying in the road and he was just trying to move it out of the way. Officers did a pawn database search and learned that Apeler had 72 scrap metal-related transactions since January. At this time, it isn't clear why they allegedly tried to steal it. Read More »

The new £10 note featuring Jane Austen has gone into circulation today

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The new £10 will be printed on polymer, "making it safer, stronger and cleaner", the BoE said. It will be the only bank note now in circulation to feature a woman other than the Queen. The Bank of England is planning an official auction on October 6 of new notes with low serial numbers. Serial numbers on the notes feature two letters, followed by an 8-digit number. Read More »

McLaren and Honda to announce parting of ways at Singapore GP

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The cracks in the McLaren-Honda partnership have been evident for months, with former champions McLaren chafing at engine problems that have left them ninth in the 10-team championship. Moving from Honda, speculations suggest that McLaren has signed a deal with Renault as its new engine supplier which will extend until the end of 2020, which is also the end of current F1 regulations. Read More »

Confirmed: Sky deal referred to regulator for six-month review

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Fox and Sky said they disagreed with her intention but wouldn't be making any representations against it, paving the way for Thursday's decision. Bradley had already signalled she meant to refer the case to the CMA on the basis of media plurality, but said that additional consultation with Ofcom revealed "non-fanciful" concerns existed. Read More »