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At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan


The victims include "women, students and police", Hedayatullah Hamidi, public health director in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, told AFP . It was the latest in a surge of Taliban attacks that included a suicide bombing last month that killed five people near a Shiite mosque in Kabul . Read More »

Social Democrats projected to win north German state vote


The AfD scored 5.5. per cent in the regional elections meaning the party has made gains in 14 of Germany's 16 states. The far-left Die Linke, at 4.6 percent, failed to clear the 5 percent hurdle necessary to enter the parliament. The latest opinion poll put the SPD on 34.5 percent in Lower Saxony, giving it a 1.5 point lead over Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) - who had been 12 points ahead at the start of the campaign in August. Read More »

Russian Federation to launch own cryptocurrency - cryptoruble, fast

The Russian Federation is to issue its own official cryptocurrency, the CryptoRuble - the virtual money will be blockchain-based, but regulated and tracked by the government. One might take this as the government tacitly encouraging and profiting from speculation and money laundering - but at the same time, it's a realistic way to keep the marketplace from devolving into a total melee. Read More »

Bodies Discovered In California Desert Locked In Embrace


Light blurred after the disclosure Sunday, so experts meant to recuperate the bodies Monday, said Jodi Miller, representative for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Orbeso's father, Gilbert, searched sections of the park for months with friends of the couple and authorities. "I hope that they can rest in peace now". Read More »

Frost expected overnight in Cheektowaga


The forecast for the rest of Northern Virginia is patchy frost. Ridge tops will look at lows around 40° and into the lower 40s. Tonight's frost advisory is unlikely to happen again for a while. By the way, the average date of the first freeze (32 degrees or below) for the Greater Hartford Area is October 14. Mostly sunny skies will continue to be the case through the remainder of the work week. Read More »

$1.2M Fajitas Theft Leads to Texas County Worker's Arrest


The driver told the staffer that he'd been making such deliveries for the past nine years to an employee of the facility, suspected to be Gilberto Escamilla. A subsequent search of his house by police uncovered fajitas in his refrigerator. The insane caper went south when one day the alleged culprit who works at the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department missed work for a medical appointment. Read More »

Governor Rick Scott Directs Resources Following Request from Alachua County Sheriff


Unfortunately, Spencer and his group have chosen to distribute the tickets to their event themselves rather than have the university do it, so the brewery's plan didn't work. Spencer, who has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, earned notoriety following a press conference where followers broke out in Nazi-like salutes in response to Spencer saying, " Hail Trump , hail our people, hail victory!" Spencer spoke at Foy Hall on Auburn's campus in April after a federal judge ... Read More »

Pakistan wins seat on United Nations rights council

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the election "yet another example of why the Human Rights Council lacks credibility and must be reformed in order to be saved". To ensure geographical representation, states are nominated in five regional categories. In accordance with Assembly resolution 60/251, those Member States were eligible for immediate re-election except the delegation which had served two consecutive terms, namely Botswana, Congo, India and Indonesia. Read More »

Judge declines to dismiss Menendez charges


Supreme Court ruling. U.S. District Judge William Walls in Newark, New Jersey, allowed the trial to proceed on all charges. The defense called Flor Melgen, the doctor's wife, testified in Spanish that the family called Melgen and Menendez "Sal-Bob", because they're like family. Read More »

Arrest warrant: Mother put children in oven, turned it on


Williams also told police that when she returned, the children were dead and the caregiver was gone. They held a vigil on Saturday night in honor of the two little boys, just wondering why something like this happened. "After I seen what I seen, you know I called the police", he told the paper. Speaking to Atlanta Journal Constitution , Smith recalled that Williams told her, ' I can't do it no more, ' then revealed that her boys were dead. Read More »

Stunner! California governor protects religious institutions


The measure, AB 262, was authored by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and directs the Department of General Services to draft standards for emissions. Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), the sponsor of the Assembly version of the HIV criminalization bill, praised the measure for the effect it would have on encouraging more people to come forward and get tested to know their status. Read More »

Manchin to White House: Withdraw nominee for drug czar


I did see the report. Trump's comments came the day after a " 60 Minutes " report that emphasized the scope of the nation's opioid epidemic and implicated drug companies in the epidemic's impacts. The news hasn't gone over well with Senate Democrats. Sen. The announcement came in response to a news report exposing how a law enacted past year allegedly raised the bar the Drug Enforcement Administration must meet to stop distribution of controlled substances being shipped to suspected diverters. Read More »

The Sky is Falling: Chinese space station heads for Earth


The publication reports that in recent months its orbit has been decaying and that it is dipping into our planet's atmosphere deeper and deeper. 'Based on our calculation and analysis, most parts of the space lab will burn up during falling, said Wu Ping, deputy director of the manned space engineering office, quoted Xinhua. Read More »

What caused Britain's red sky in the morning?


Eerie darkness and "apocalyptic" red skies blanketed London after remnants of Hurricane Ophelia moved across the United Kingdom in a unusual dust phenomenon. The fires in Portugal have killed at least 30 people , The New York Times reported. Ophelia became the 10th consecutive storm in the Atlantic to grow to hurricane strength, which tied a record from the late 1800s, the Miami Herald reports. Read More »

Game of Thrones Actor Roy Dotrice Passes Away At 94

Dotrice has played many theater and television roles, notably Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus . The British actor also appeared in several other TV series, including Beauty and the Beast , Angel (in which he kinda played Wesley's father), Just Shoot Me , Touched by an Angel and Picket Fences . Read More »

Nigerian Twitter Bashes Okorocha Over Jacob Zuma Statue


Zuma was quoted to have made the statement in a release in Owerri, Imo State capital, by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Rochas Okorocha , Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, after receiving the Imo Merit Award and signing of Memoranda of Understanding, MoU, between Zuma Foundation and Rochas Foundation of Africa. Read More »

European Union demands 'expensive dinner' with May to unlock Brexit talks


The meeting comes after May attempted to revive talks last month in a speech in Florence, where she promised Britain would honor its European Union commitments. The EU is demanding progress on the so-called divorce issues - the financial settlement, citizens' rights and the status of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - before talks can move on to issues such as future trading and security arrangements. Read More »

Trump accuses Obama of never calling families of fallen soldiers


The president was answering a question about how he was responding to the death of four elite USA special forces in Niger last week. "I was told that (Obama) didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't, they write letters ", Trump said. He's been in office for 38 weeks. Soldiers are killed . It's a very hard thing. "Michelle and I have spent countless hours with them. I like to call when it's appropriate", Trump said. Read More »

Blogger who accused govt of corruption killed by vehicle bomb in Malta

Galizia's blog posts about Malta's "cronyism" sometimes got 400,000 readers a day, which is more than all of Malta's newspapers combined, Politico reported . "ICIJ condemns violence against journalists", the group said on Twitter. Both Muscat and his wife deny the allegations. It was Caruana Galizia's story on alleged corruption that led to Muscat calling an early election in June - a vote which he won easily. Read More »

Invest in food security; end hunger


Then looking at his audience, the pope said: "I ask myself, and you, too, this question: Is it exaggerated to introduce into the language of global cooperation the category of love, linked to that of gratuity, equality of treatment, solidarity, the culture of gift, brotherhood, mercy?" "We can not make do by saying 'someone else will do it'". Read More »

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion


Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to the Associated Press . Bergdahl, a 31-year-old soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 only to be captured by the Taliban and held for five years until 2014, now faces a sentence of up to life in prison , The New York Times reports. Read More »