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Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

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Mr Bolton said he would be "very happy" to have a conversation with Mr Banks about returning to the fold as long as he supports the party's direction under his leadership. "We can't lead the nation and we can't hold the government to account and we can't achieve our core objective at all", he said. Its success helped force former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to agree to hold last year's referendum on whether to leave the European Union and played a role in ensuring that Britons ... Read More »

Theresa May: Britain committed to defence of Europe

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The EU Parliament, which will need to approve any Brexit deal, has published a resolution saying not enough "sufficient progress" has been made. Theresa May has used an worldwide summit to woo European leaders ahead of a crucial meeting on Brexit talks, as Jean-Claude Juncker became the latest EU figurehead to all but rule-out the possibility of starting trade negotiations next month. Read More »

Zuckerberg details Facebook's response to Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis

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Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr. President! " the newspaper's splash read , above the headline,"American Tragedy". He noted the shipping industry opposes a waiver. Cranes powered by generators that are moving at half speed, as well as difficulty moving goods around the island, are the primary problems. In addition, the U.S. Read More »

Three killed, 16 injured in IED explosion in Kabul

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Police said, the suicide bomber carrying a sheep was looking for an opportunity to enter the mosque but on being identified by a police personnel detonated himself. In the meantime, a security official confirmed that one person was killed and three others were wounded in the explosion. The celebration falls on the 10th day of Muharram , which is the mourning period for the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. Read More »

UKIP's new logo is uncomfortably similar to BPP's

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The party today unveiled proposals to re-brand itself by adopting the new logo which has a purple sketch of a lion's head. The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has proudly unveiled its new logo at its annual conference in Torquay, Devon, today - but it may already look familiar to law students. Read More »

U.S. plans major withdrawal of staff from embassy in Cuba

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The US is ordering all non-essential staff in the embassy in Havana to leave, along with all family members, officials said. The U.S. will stop processing visas in Cuba indefinitely, according to the Associated Press . The Cuban government has denied any role and is conducting an investigation. Depending on how many diplomats leave, the Havana embassy - the main point of contact for USA citizens visiting the island as well as American companies doing business there - could be left ... Read More »

US Supreme Court Accepts Illinois State Worker's Case Against Union Fees

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Now Justice Neil Gorsuch has taken Scalia's place, and the groups advocating for the change are hopeful he will provide the fifth vote. American Federation, a case that could permanently hobble public-sector unions in the United States. "It's for each individual worker to choose whether or not they want to support a particular union's advocacy", said Messenger. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court will be entertaining three other employment cases this term-Epic Systems Corp. Read More »

Malaysia bans citizens from travelling to North Korea

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This after the travel ban imposed today by the Malaysian government on its citizens from travelling to the hermit nation. Malaysia is one of its few remaining diplomatic partners in the world, even though tensions escalated after the North Korean leader's estranged half brother was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in February. Read More »

Jennifer Lopez pledges $1M to aid hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Caribbean

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described himself as an immigrant during an interview with MSNBC on Monday , despite being born in New York. Hopefully we continue to see more and more celebs using their star power for good ! Though Lopez is a native New Yorker (Bronx girl, actually), both her parents are Puerto Ricans, and on Sunday she announced that she was pledging a whopping $1 million toward Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Read More »

Ryanair given until 5pm today to sort out compensation over cancelled flights

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A Ryanair internal memo allegedly instructed call centre staff to offer flights with other carriers - provided the price "does not exceed three times the value of the original Ryanair fare". If Ryanair , headed up by CEO Michael O'Leary, does not play ball, the CAA said the result may be legal action. Ryanair failed to take care of thousands of customers affected by its flight cancellations and is deliberately violating European air passengers' rights under regulation EU261. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Hours Before Latest Rally

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He was due to address a pre-election rally in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Friday. Russian Federation holds a presidential election in March which incumbent Vladimir Putin is widely expected to contest. His supporters have vowed to go ahead with the rally, which they said was approved by city hall. He said the police wanted to talk to him about something, but the reason was not disclosed. Read More »

McCain calls for Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

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The USNS Comfort , a 1,000-bed hospital ship based in Virginia, is expected to depart today for Puerto Rico to shore up its storm-hit hospitals. Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, had said Wednesday that he expected the waiver, which suspends a 1920 law requiring that only USA -flagged vessels be used for shipments between two US ports. Read More »

Trump candidate loses Alabama GOP primary runoff

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Bannon, speaking to Moore supporters at a victory celebration Tuesday night, said the announcement by Sen. Odd had been trailing Moore in the days before the election and lost to the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court by 10 percentage points. Read More »

Tropical rain to drench Central Florida

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There is a slight chance an area of disturbed weather south of Florida could develop further in the coming days. The storm could turn into a tropical storm, but Rodriguez said it is not expected to become a hurricane. Corene Matyas, an associate professor of geography at the University of Florida, said October tropical systems also have a tendency to produce prodigious rainfall. Read More »

Somalia attack: Explosion kills seven in Mogadishu

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Al Shabaab, which is affiliated to Al Qaeda, has been fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally backed government since 2007. Barire is 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Mogadishu. "There were neither AMISOM nor other foreigners there", Ali added, referring to the African Union peacekeeping troops. "Two huge blasts could be heard from the military base in the early hours of Friday". Read More »

Trump Waives Shipping Regulations to Aid Puerto Rico

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Trump will have the opportunity next week during his visit to Puerto Rico to use the presidential bully pulpit to draw attention to the need for more resources, Anderson said . The official name of the Jones Act is the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 . Several Democratic members of Congress, led by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), have requested a yearlong Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico. Read More »

US Judge Rules in Favour of Black Lives Matter Movement

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Charges were also dismissed against Mr McKesson who was expressing his right to free speech at the July 2016 rally, and played no involvement in the injury. Plaintiff, however, merely states - in a conclusory fashion - that Mckesson " incited the violence " and "g [ave] orders ", (id.at ¶¶ 17, 19), but Plaintiff does not state in his Complaint how Mckesson allegedly incited violence or what orders he allegedly was giving.... Read More »

South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea in mid-October

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This photo carried by North Korea's main newspaper the Rodong Sinmun on September 24, 2017 , shows North Koreans holding a rally against the U.S. Later on Monday, the White House rejected Ri's interpretation of Trump's tweets. The assessment by Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, about Pyongyang's military stance was in contrast to a South Korean lawmaker who said Pyongyang had boosted defences on its east coast. Read More »

Arun Jaitley says gave people opportunity to come clean about offshore accounts

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Exporters wanted resolution of problems arising from implementation of GST . The finance minister said that the government gave opportunity to people to come clean about their accounts held overseas. The sector did bat for a lower tax rate of 5 per cent, a demand which the GST council has not entertained so far. In a statement, CII has asked for special initiatives for promoting exports, including by addressing teething troubles for exporters under the GST regime. Read More »

Sticky bomb kills 2 policemen, civilian

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USA generals have for months been calling the situation in Afghanistan a stalemate, despite years of support for Afghan partners, continued help from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition and an overall cost in fighting and reconstruction to the United States of more than $1 trillion. Read More »

At least 15 killed in Mumbai railway bridge stampede

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Fifteen people were brought dead to the KEM Hospital in Parel, the official said. Niket Kaushik, GRP Commissioner has said out of the injured people, 20 have serious injuries. Mumbai has been a constant victim of rains, with trains being delayed and the work life coming to a complete halt. Elphinstone Road is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mumbai . Read More »

France, Italy reportedly reach a deal on STX France

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The French state, however, reserves the right to strip Fincantieri of that one per cent if it fails to honour commitments on jobs, governance or intellectual property. The two governments managed to resolve their differences by what newspaper Le Figaro calls "a conjuring trick", involving one percent of the STX France shares. Read More »

Missouri Bar Uses Kaepernick, Lynch Jerseys as Doormats: 'No Ill Intent'

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Jason Burle, the owner of S.N.A.F.U Bar, was offended by the criticism he's facing, according to Ozarks outlet KOMU. "Put a bad taste in my mouth", Taylor Sloan says. "A lot of us military folks take that personal to heart", Mr Burle told local news station KUMO. Colin Kaepernick was the first to protest racial and social injustices during the national anthem last season. Read More »