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0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Just East of Japan

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The epicentre of the quake was about 300 km from Fukushima . According to the information from the service, the epicenter of the quake had coordinates 37.64 degrees north latitude and 143.86 degrees east longitude. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warnings or advisories were issued by the Japan Meteorlogical Agency. Its operator is working to clean up and dismantle the reactors in a process that is expected to take at least four decades. Read More »

Treasury secretary used military planes without adequate justification, inspector general finds

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Price stepped down after Politico reported on the Cabinet member's frequent use of chartered and military flights, which reportedly cost taxpayers more than $1 million. "My summaries show that in nearly all cases a single boilerplate statement constituted the whole analysis and justification for designation and use of military aircraft, despite the fact that [the accepted rule] clearly calls for a more rigorous and complete provision of facts and arguments", Delmar wrote. Read More »

Rally marks one month of Lankesh's murder

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Malala, who won the Anna Politkovskaya Award in 2013, paid tribute to Gulalai on the accolade. Talking about Gauri Lankesh , he said, "She had liked my earlier works and used to have encouraging words about my research-oriented works", The filmmaker states that he has started working on the subject and wants the investigation to come to its conclusion soon. Read More »

European Union pivots east as free trade deal with USA stalls

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The EU was represented by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission . After the summit, India and the EU also inked three pacts which included one on an worldwide solar alliance."We have adopted a joint declaration on counter-terrorism in which we agreed to counter violent extremism and radicalisation, particularly online, and to deal effectively with the threat by foreign terrorist fighters, terrorist financing and arms ... Read More »

Feinstein, Harris Team Up to Push Tougher Gun Laws

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Obama repeatedly criticized the NRA throughout his administration for its pressure on lawmakers to oppose gun control legislation in the wake of mass shootings. After the massacre in Vegas, there is now talk of a bipartisan push in Congress to ban bump stocks. Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. Read More »

Mystery surrounds motive of Las Vegas shooter

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Las Vegas police said they did not find a suicide note after entering the hotel room. "Yes", the sheriff said, but did not go into further detail. Asked what it was, he said: "I can't tell you". She arrived late Tuesday at the Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines . Two weeks ago, she said Paddock surprised her with a plane ticket to visit her family in the South East Asian country. Read More »

Trump Administration Poised to Roll Back Federal Birth Control Coverage Mandate

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The new Trump administration rule will now protect a larger group of employers from the mandate, and not just the "closely held" private companies - such as Hobby Lobby - which the U.S. An early draft of the new rule drew praise from some conservative groups, which argue that fewer than 200,000 women would be affected and they could get separate policies from insurers, USA Today reported in May. Read More »

Death toll in Pak shrine attack rises to 20

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Provincial government spokesman Anwar-ul Haq told VOA that the bomber wanted to enter the main compound but blew himself up when police guards intercepted him. A suicide attack has left several people dead or wounded in Balochistan province of Pakistan earlier this evening, the local officials said. Jhal Magsi is a district located in central Balochistan which is nearly 294 km away from the provincial capital Quetta . Read More »

US, Korea agree to tackle KORUS implementation issues, amendments

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Kim instead proposed a joint study with Washington to evaluate the impact of the five-year-old bilateral trade deal and the cause of the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement was reached during talks in Washington between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and South Korean trade minister Kim Hyun-chong, according to South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Read More »

Puerto Rico still on the brink of collapse

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He says the number of Puerto Ricans coming to the mainland, which recently has been about 60,000 people annually, could double or even triple in the coming year as these US citizens seek the safety and health care they can't get on the island right now. Read More »

Vegas Gunman Transferred $100K, Set Up Cameras At Hotel Room

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Danley, 62, landed in Los Angeles Tuesday night on a flight from the Philippines and was interviewed by authorities. According to law enforcement officials, Paddock had 24 guns in his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort. The FBI agents will pose two critical questions to Danley: Did she have any idea about what motivated him, and did she have any knowledge of what was about to take place and not alert authorities? The official also confirmed that housekeeping was asked not to ... Read More »

Scalise: Las Vegas shooting 'fortified' my support for the Second Amendment

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Stephens clarified that he is "not for banning guns ", but also said that someone like the Las Vegas gunman shouldn't have been able to get the kind of weapons he did. The bill died without a vote. Her group is planning to make its biggest political campaign push in 2018 with contributions for like-minded candidates and against opponents. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock described as wealthy gambler, loner

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Her lawyer, Matt Lombard, said Danley was "fully cooperating" with the investigation. One of the sources said there were 19 weapons found in Paddock's room. "We anticipate some information from her shortly", Lombardo said. Investigators also confirmed that Stephen Paddock , 64, of Mesquite had also rented a room at the Ogden condo building earlier in September overlooking an even larger Vegas music event, the Life is handsome festival, featuring Gorillaz, Lorde, Chance the Rapper and ... Read More »

Fleeing for their lives

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Officials said the moment the Rohingya children stepped into Bangladesh territory, they were being administered with polio vaccine and vitamin A capsule, and so far almost 280,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered. The attacks prompted a vicious response by Myanmar's authorities, resulting in clashes and death of hundreds of Rohingya, while hundreds of thousands have fled the conflict area. Read More »

Pumpkin spice smell prompts Baltimore school evacuation

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A Baltimore school was evacuated Thursday after some students complained about a odd order and said they had difficulty breathing. Hazmat crews were called to investigate, and took readings twice. After "extensive testing" the fire department declared the building safe. The suspicious aroma that brought about this disruption and distress? Fire officials say the irritant was, in fact, a pumpkin spice air freshener. Read More »

In Search for Tax Votes, Republicans Consider Keeping State and Local Deduction

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But taxation is only one side of the budget resolution. At a dinner Monday night, some House Republicans discussed the state and local tax deduction with Rep. The House budget reprises a controversial plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program for future retirees as well as the party's efforts to repeal the " Obamacare " health law. Read More »

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman to be quizzed by police

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Danley boarded a Philippine Airlines passenger jet in Manila, where she had travelled to before the shooting rampage, for a non-stop flight to Los Angeles International Airport, landing there as scheduled on Tuesday night. Las Vegas police said he had 23 guns inside his hotel room, including semiautomatic rifles. The Filipino-born woman, who the Australian government has said is a citizen, had lived in the U.S. Read More »

Las Vegas mass shooting reignites gun debate

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According to CNN , because the bump stock is not a firearm, the ATF classified it as a firearm part, writing in a letter at the time that it approved the device's sale because it didn't have jurisdiction over regulating firearm parts under the Gun Control Act or National Firearms Act . Read More »

Kachikwu Currently Meeting With Buhari in Aso Rock

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Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‎has alleged that the $25 billion contract scam at NNPC ‎is to fund President Buhari's second term ambition in 2019 . Experts say the power tussle between the minister and NNPC boss could threaten reforms in the oil industry. He said the arrangement leaves NNPC and by extension Nigeria badly shortchanged, pointing out that the country would have earned more if the process was open to indigenous companies. Read More »

Chinese Still Constructing Road In Doklam, Says Reports

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India and China had agreed to put a lid on one of the most serious disputes between the nuclear-armed neighbours who share a 3,500-km mountain frontier, which remains undemarcated in most places, days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to China to attend a summit of BRICS, a grouping that also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa. Read More »

Five killed as IAF helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

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Court of Inquiry has been ordered in the regard. The incident took place at around 6:00 am during a training sortie. "The helicopter crashed at Tawang (500 metres of Yanse post)". The Mi-17 V5 (domestic designation Mi-8 MTV5) is a military transport variant in the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters. These choppers were supplied to India by Russian Federation and rank among the most technically advanced helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type, incorporating the best engineering solutions of previous ... Read More »

Corruption case: Lalu Prasad at CBI headquarters for questioning

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They are following orders of the government of India which is acting out of political vendetta against me and my family. "At lunch time, the investigating agency organised a special, low spice meal of jeera rice, aloo chokha and arhar dal for the 69-year-old RJD leader", said sources. Read More »

US Republican senator seeks probe of gun devices at Las Vegas shooting

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The devices muffle the noise of gunshots rather than mute it. The House Natural Resources Committee approved the bill this month and took several steps to fast-track the legislation, including requesting a rushed analysis from the Congressional Budget Office and asking other committees to waive their jurisdiction, Democrats on the committee say. Read More »