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Man killed in police shooting near Britain's Bristol


Police have closed a road in North Somerset, near Bristol , after a person was killed in suspected gunfire on Wednesday morning. The witness, David Ellison, told the BBC: "As I came out of Portishead ... They shot through the passenger window. It was quite small. "God knows what was happening!" The incident happened just off the M5 junction towards Portishead, which has been closed to all traffic. Read More »

Two-thirds say large corporations pay too little in federal taxes


Republicans argue that the tax cuts would be offset by new revenues raised from eliminating tax loopholes and would drive more robust USA economic growth, predictions that critics are sure to question. Trump's plan does not specify a tax rate , leaving it to Congress. After more than eight months of negotiating, the White House and GOP leaders have agreed on several targets for the tax cuts. Read More »

DHS plans to collect social media information on immigrants


Critics also say the information gathered from Facebook , Instagram and other social media platforms may be used to by the government to deny individuals entry into the United States, even when such information is inaccurate or individuals' accounts have been hacked. Read More »

USA says it's not pushing for regime change in NKorea


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , in Pyongyang, North Korea, left, and US President Donald Trump . He acknowledged that every military option assumed a reaction from North Korea that endangered South Korean citizens, adding it's "foremost in our minds". Read More »

Google Reportedly Planning to Establish Independent Shopping Unit


The internet titan has until tomorrow, September 28th, to comply with the court's order to allow other companies to bid on those ad slots on an even playing field, without Google subsidizing its own bids with its ad money. As part of this plan, the company will tweak the advertising panel at the top of the search screen that shows several pictures of products with links to retailers' websites, Bloomberg notes, adding that each of 10 slots will be auctioned off to give rival sites, such as ... Read More »

IRS shares information with Mueller's special counsel probe


The IRS reportedly sat of the raid because they feared it could hinder their own investigation into Manafort's tax dealings, people briefed on the probe told CNN . The latest development in special counsel Robert Mueller's sprawling Russian Federation investigation has brought him to the door of the Internal Revenue Service, and tax authorities there are helping. Read More »

Doubts grow over Duterte drug war killings, Philippine survey shows


Duterte's policies, which include state-sponsored extrajucial murder of people suspected of being involved in drug crime, have drawn widespread global criticism. The survey showed higher percentages of those polled in Manila , which has borne the brunt of the drugs killings, felt many victims had neither sold drugs nor fought police, and were being falsely linked to the trade. Read More »

Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring rear-drive record


Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche's motorsport and GT vehicle vice president, said: "The credit for beating our target goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance". Making it the fastest Porsche 911 of all time. The lap was done on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires - the same compound that will come with customer cars. Read More »

Pakistan refuses to take blame for 'darlings' of US


Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif has admitted that terrorist Hafiz Saeed is a liability for his country. Asif said that the United States can not succeed in Afghanistan by waging war, adding that for the last 16 years, it is clear that peace will not be restored by resorting to military force. Read More »

Venezuela : US travel ban an opinion 'strategy'


In a short statement to reporters following his speech, he added: "I insist, if they attack us on the ground, we will respond forcefully in the defense of our country and of our people". On Sunday, Trump issued a new travel ban to block the entry into the country of people from eight countries, including citizens of Venezuela, North Korea and Chad. Read More »

North Korean Foreign Minister: 'The United States Declared War'


North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday called Trump's recent tweets about the communist country a " clear declaration of war ". That language gives North Korea "every right" to defend itself, Ri argues, including the right to shoot down bombers flying outside of its airspace. Read More »

Ryanair to cancel flights affecting 400000 more passengers


Ryanair Holdings Plc will extend flight cancellations into next year while dropping plans to bid for bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia SpA as it seeks to cope with the crisis surrounding a pilot shortage. Ryanair is sending all passengers affected by its flight cancellations a £40 or €40 voucher with "deepest apologies". The group had been due to travel to London on Wednesday 1 November, but when one of their members went onto the Ryanair mobile app to check timings, they found the return ... Read More »

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid


The membership bid is part of Palestinian efforts to advance their goal of statehood. It did not detail the voting but candidacies require the approval of a two-thirds majority of countries present at the general assembly, excluding abstentions. Read More »

A Few More Days Of Heat


For Tuesday , expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 86. If you walked around the city on Saturday thinking to yourself "I never sweat this much in September!" you were onto something. The pattern looks mainly dry into early next week. The average low for this time of year is 53°. "Near record warmth [ Monday ] with highs 85-90 away from the ocean, " forecasters wrote on social media Monday . Read More »

China Resumes Coal Imports from N. Korea


This would seem to contradict its announcement in February that coal imports from the North would be suspended for the rest of the year. News of the coal purchases comes as President Trump is stepping up efforts to try to stifle trade between North Korea and other countries in order to pressure Kim to back down on his country's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program. Read More »

Explosion at Ukraine ammunition depot


The blasts, followed by a blaze, happened late on September 26 at a base near Kalynivka in the Vinnytsya region, authorities said today. This is reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Some road and rail traffic in the region had been affected by the blast. Massive explosions and fire have been reported at the site. Airspace over the region was closed as a precaution. Read More »

Sunny Deol And Dimple Kapadia Spotted Holding Hands In London


Sunny and Dimple looked comfortable in each other's company, chatting away as they waited for their transport to arrive. In a video that is going viral, Sunny and Dimple are seen sitting cozily on a bench in London and holding hands while Dimple smokes a cigarette. Read More »

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

In a unsafe, new escalation of the tensions between the two nations, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said early on Tuesday (AEST) the gesture would allow North Korea to take "countermeasures" against United States planes, even if they were in worldwide air space. Read More »

Man United have strongest team since Sir Alex Ferguson retired - CSKA boss


Fellaini scored United's opening goal in their 3-0 Champions League Group A victory over Basel this month. That is something that they have achieved in six of their last eight competitive games and in their Europa League campaign last term, every single one of their games from the last 16 onwards finished with less than three goals. Read More »

No 'sufficient progress' in Brexit talks so far: EU's Donald Tusk

May hopes her proposal - which would see Britain abide by European Union rules and pay into its coffers for two years after Brexit in March 2019 - will help persuade European Union officials to move talks past terms of the divorce and onto future trade and security relationships. Read More »

USA sanctions target several North Korea banks

Have materially assisted, sponsored, provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, any person whose property is blocked pursuant to the Order. Employees at some major Chinese banks told CNNMoney that they were no longer opening new accounts for any North Koreans. It is not clear, however, how the Central Bank's warning would affect existing accounts linked to North Korea. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Let's Meet The First Four Padosis Of The Season


On Tuesday, during the press conference, when Salman Khan was asked about whether the reports were true, he said, "Please make Raj (Nayak, Endemol COO) pay me that amount". Shah Rukh is a great host. Some of us have wonderful memories of them and some of us may have not so good ones. Akshay is also really good. He has also got an wonderful comic timing and is quite witty. Read More »