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Solar Commission report tabled in Kerala Assembly amid opposition protest


According to the report, the prime accused in the solar scam, Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan were allegedly helped by Chandy and his staff members - Tenny Joppen, Jikkumon Jacob and gunman Salim Raj in cheating the clients. After the Commission headed by Justice G Sivarajan, submitted its final report to the Chief Minister, his directive comes hereafter. The government on October 11 made a decision to initiate vigilance and SIT probe against Chandy, two of his cabinet colleagues and ... Read More »

Sam Dastyari says racism is 'normal' now in Australia


But One Nation leader Pauline Hanson refused to do likewise, and instead told reporters in Queensland that Dastyari had "played up this whole thing" for publicity. The senator's place of birth and his faith have always been points of contention for elements of Australia's far right, and Dastyari himself has had several heated public encounters with Hanson herself regarding Islam . Read More »

3 killed in bomb attack on senior police official in Pakistan


Over 20 others were wounded in the bombing, according to hospital authorities. As per reports, the blast targetted AIG Hamid Shakil's vehicle when he was leaving his house near Chaman Housing Scheme . Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province, which borders Iran and Afghanistan and has oil and gas resources but is afflicted by Islamist militancy, sectarian violence and a separatist insurgency. Read More »

Trump Claims Tougher Gun Laws Would Have Made Texas Shooting Worse


So that's the way I feel about it. Police found Kelley dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound but authorities said Willeford helped stop Kelley and called him a "hero. "This isn't a guns situation", he specified. According to Liebman, less than five percent of mental health patients are prone to violence and are 10 times more likely to be victims of violent acts. Read More »

Navy veteran charged in Ashanti Billie death


Billie grew up in Prince George's County and moved to Virginia Beach to study culinary arts, as she was an aspiring chef. On Sept. 29, Billie's body was found in a wooded area behind East Stonewall AME Zion Church on Greir's Grove Road, about 300 yards from Brown's childhood home. Read More »

US Aircraft Carriers to Hold Drills off S.Korean Coast


Please join the Democratic Socialists of America and Rock Island Alderman Dylan Parker to say no more war on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., at Reservoir Park, Rock Island. The last time a three-carrier group took part in exercises like this was in 2006 and 2007 during drills off the coast of Guam. The U.S. Pacific Fleet has a determined and steady presence throughout the region, conducting operations for more than 70 years now. Read More »

Middletown Area Middle School ready for annual Veterans Day event


Many schools in the area are offering meals and assemblies to show how much their community veterans mean to them. For more information about the ceremony, contact Richard Harris, UW-W coordinator of veterans, military service and family members, at or 608-718-6120. Read More »

Self-driving shuttle crashes in Las Vegas hours after launch


The Navya Arma shuttle that was running in Vegas is equipped with specialized LiDAR sensors to map out the road around it, cameras to pick up obstacles in its path, and GPS so its operators can track it in real time, but none of those systems can control other drivers on the road. Read More »

China soy imports fall in October as delays hit shipments


Year to date Chinese concentrate imports are up slightly from last year. The annual quota announcement came much earlier than usual. Arrivals of unwrought copper, which includes anode, refined, and semi-finished copper products, stood at 330,000 tonnes last month, up from 290,000 tonnes a year ago, but down from 430,000 tonnes in September, according to the data from the General Administration of Customs. Read More »

Pence Visits Texas After Church Shooting


Pence arrived at Joint Base Andrews, joined by Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as Texas Reps. They will then travel to Sutherland Springs to get a briefing from law enforcement before attending the vigil, where thousands of mourners are expected at the Floresville High School football stadium. Read More »

Iraqi troops target Islamic State remnants near Syria border


The footage shows what is described as Islamic State fighters boarding vehicles and driving towards the last IS-held city in Iraq, Rawa, which is located around 50 miles west of al-Qaim. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Friday the liberation of Qaim " in record time " - just over a week since announcing the offensive targeting the last Iraqi remnants of the self-styled caliphate IS declared after rampaging across Iraq and Syria in 2014. Read More »

Spain's Top Court Annuls Catalonia's Declaration of Independence

A strike called across Catalonia by pro-independence activists to protest the jailing of sacked regional politicians has shut down roads, causing huge disruptions into Barcelona while some public transport ran minimum services. Spain is considering constitutional changes that could allow its regions to hold referendums on independence in the future, the foreign minister has said. Read More »

Judge Handling Manafort Case Issues Gag Order


Manafort, 68, and Gates, 45, have pleaded not guilty. The order applies to "all interested parties in the matter", including the defendants, their lawyers, prosecutors, witnesses and potential witnesses, Jackson said in a two page order. Read More »

Syria to join Paris accord, isolating US


Trump said in June he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement , a process that will take effect in 2020, and instead promote coal and oil. "The U.S.'s stark isolation should give Trump reason to reconsider his ill-advised announcement and join the rest of the world in tackling climate change". Read More »

Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty


Mr Obama - wearing a dark sport coat, dress shirt, but without a tie - waved to people who gathered outside after hearing word that he would be reporting for jury duty. He was not selected to sit on a jury. It was not immediately clear if the courthouse would provide Obama with a private room for security reasons while he waits to be summoned to a specific courtroom for jury duty, or if he will wait in the same assembly room as other prospective jurors. Read More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Return as 'Hamilton' for Puerto Rico Show


A Puerto Rican run of the biggest Broadway hit in years looks poised to give a shot in the arm to the local economy, which is still struggling to recover from Maria. He did some research and came across the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a program kickstarted by Gov. Read More »

First openly transgender person of color elected to public office in US


Throughout her career, Jenkins has worked to bring commerce and activity back into struggling neighborhoods, by supporting new small businesses and art venues. Phillipe Cunningham, a transgender man, ran in the Fourth Ward race. "Wow", Jenkins said, greeting supporters and family members at her election night party at Curran's Restaurant. Read More »

US Trade with Japan 'Not Fair or Open' Trump Tells Business Leaders


Speaking at a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , Trump says Japan will be able to shoot missiles from North Korea "out of the sky" with that equipment. This imbalance will not serve Japan's long-term national interest if the US becomes further isolated by Trump's behavior or rhetoric (including Twitter) in and toward the region and beyond. Read More »

Chris Hurst elected delegate in 12th District


Hurst said he chose to run for office after recovering from the "profound tragedy" of Parker's death. "I was tempted to leave southwest Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains to go start a new life", he wrote of his decision. "But I feel a responsibility to stay and give back to those who continue to give me so much". He noted on " New Day " that although his campaign platform included a call to reduce gun violence and his opponent had the support of the National Rifle Association, "we really ... Read More »

New sanctions on Cuba

President Trump in June reversed some of the new USA policies toward Cuba, calling his predecessor's efforts "terrible and misguided". Much of the half-century-old USA economic embargo against Cuba remains entrenched in law, but under former president Barack Obama federal authorities began to loosen some rules. Read More »

Parents charged with 6-year-old's starvation death

Michael Roberts (left) and Georgena Roberts (right), both 42, were charged with first-degree murder in relation to the starving death of his six-year-old son. If found guilty, the couple could face up to 60 years in prison and pay up to $25,000 in restitution, according to court documents. Jerseyville police say the 6- and 7-year-old boys were "deprived of food by the father and step-mother as a form of punishment". Read More »

Forecast: Cold weather expected to stick around through the weekend


Sunday: 30 percent chance of rain, partly sunny - high near 52. North wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Tuesday Night: 30 percent chance of rain before midnight, cloudy - low around 36 with north wind around 7 miles per hour. To add insult to injury, expect wind gusts as strong as 36 miles per hour, the NWS said. Tuesday night: Showers likely after midnight. A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Read More »