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Sri Lanka ODI team stopped from travelling to India; here's why

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Sri Lanka Cricket said that the team was sent for Ministry approval last evening, giving less than six hours for the Minister to approve the team. From that list of players, announced to the media in the morning , Jeffrey Vandersay, the young legspinner who was flown in for the Tests once Rangana Herath dropped out because of a back injury, was left out of the final touring party. Read More »

Parents grateful school bus crash wasn't worse

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After crashing into a tree, the roof of the bus caved in trapping Rodriguez. The accident happened about 7 a.m.in the Gumbranch area of Liberty County along Highway 196 and Hiram Ray Road, according to WTOC television station. GSP officials said the children range from five to 12-years-old. He said one child was killed and the driver suffered serious injuries. He did not know the name of the school where the bus was assigned. Read More »

Musk to send vehicle into space

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Serial entrepreneur and tech visionary Elon Musk is planning to send a red electric sports vehicle made by one of his companies into outer space on a massive rocket ship made by another one of his companies. Originally announced in 2011 with a planned launch in 2013, the development of the Falcon Heavy proved to be much more hard than SpaceX expected. SpaceX now flies its Falcon 9 rocket for customers that include Nasa, commercial satellite operators, and the USA military. Read More »

Manchester Bombing Could Have Been Avoided, MI5 Planned To Reinvestigate Salman Abedi

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The domestic security agency had planned to discuss the threat posed by Abedi during a meeting on May 31 - but he detonated his explosives at the Manchester Arena nine days earlier. Authorities failed to stop Abedi when he returned to the United Kingdom from Libya, according to the findings. MI5 has previously said that 13 terror attacks were prevented in the past four years, a third of which was helped by public information. Read More »

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha pledges to fight for Maha farmers

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Pandey said that the BJP warhorse insisted that FIRs be lodged against bogus Bt cotton companies even though the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state had taken "strict action and filed FIRs against six such companies". The Shetkari Jagar Manch, which had organised Kapus Soyabean Dhan Parishad, has strongly demanded that the government should purchase all farm produce at an MSP of Rs 50,000 per acre for cotton farmers affected by the pink bollworm disease. Read More »

Parents of bullying victim who hanged herself are targeted by sick trolls

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And ever since Freddie and his wife Charlene had to say goodbye to their daughter - they have started receiving hateful cyber-bullying messages on social media. The family says they took their concerns to their daughter's middle school, but feel that not enough was done. They plan to donate her organs, according to Inside Edition . Read More »

RBS to shut down 259 branches in UK

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He's also seeking a meeting with the relevant UK Government minister and senior RBS staff to discuss in detail what can be done to support staff and customers caught up in the intended blitz of branches. But the trend has prompted fears for communities being left without a bank in their town and those unfamiliar with the developments of the digital age being cut adrift. Read More »

Lebanon PM Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree deal

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Aoun had said he would not accept Hariri's resignation unless he presented it in person. Hariri's decision came after officials ironed out differences over a statement pledging compliance with a policy of dissociation and noninterference in the internal affairs of Arab countries. Read More »

Body of Neligh native found in Clay County

The last time anyone heard from Loofe was on November 15, when she posted a picture of herself to Snapchat, captioning the image: "Ready for my date". Boswell and a roommate, Aubrey Trail, 51, lived in Wilber, and authorities say that is the last place that Sydney was seen. I haven't heard from her since. Read More »

Mostly cloudy tonight with warmer temperatures than last night

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Low 37F. S winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 miles per hour. There may be some clearing late in the day, but the bulk of the clearing will take place overnight and that will set us up for a very nice day on Thursday . Temperatures behind the front will drop into the 50s and stay there through the day with blustery north winds up to 25 miles per hour. Afternoon highs could be as much as 10° above the norm for early December. Read More »

Storm Caroline set to batter Britain with strong winds and torrential downpours

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A severe weather warning has been issued with winds of up to 80mph expected to hit large swathes of the United Kingdom as it moves from north to south. Forecasters also said that areas outside the warning zone are also likely to experience windy conditions on Thursday. A Met Office spokeswoman, Nicola Maxey, said: "Winds will pick up across the rest of the country so it will be a blustery day for many areas". Read More »

Danny Masterson will be written off 'The Ranch' due to rape allegations

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The allegations against Masterson, which he has repeatedly denied, have been frequently referenced in the past weeks in the context of revelations about Hollywood types accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Worth nothing though is that Masterson's onscreen exit from The Ranch won't be immediate. Netflix has cut ties with another actor over allegations of sexual misconduct. Read More »

Special counsel subpoenas German bank for Trump account details: Reuters source

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Mueller's broad investigative mandate has enabled him to go far afield of the initial focus of his investigation, which was the examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election. In 2008 Trump sued the bank to get out of $40 million in guarantees he had made them on his loan. Word of the subpoena comes just days after former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

Pistons drop third straight, 96-93 at San Antonio

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A week after getting a backcourt player back in the mix, the San Antonio Spurs may have to prepare for life without a player in the frontcourt. An intriguing aspect of this situation is that starting small forward Kyle Anderson left Sunday's game with a knee injury. Read More »

Truck drivers required to use electronic logs by December 18

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The devices would log truckers' daily driving hours. The drivers' reasons for taking a stand against ELDs are varied - some say that there will be more exhausted truckers on the road, while others worry about privacy issues, truck parking problems, the potential for hacking, and the effect that ELDs will have on the overall costs of goods. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife

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When the hearing resumed in the afternoon, Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz filed applications seeking a change in dates already approved by the court for an exemption from personal appearances. Nawaz's petition pleads the IHC to direct the accountability court "to frame one charge and conduct a single trial" against the Sharif family in the three corruption references. Read More »

Conyers won't seek reelection following harassment allegations, report says

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Ian Conyers told the New York Times the congressman's doctor "advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him, just in terms of his health". The Democrat's attorney dismissed Grubbs' accusations, telling the Detroit Free Press that they are "another instance of tomfoolery from the mouth of Harvey Weinstein's attorney". Read More »

Four dead after crash in Wexford between lorry and vehicle

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Gardai have confirmed that three men and a woman lost their lives in the crash. Paramedics desperately tried to stabilise the condition of a number of critically injured people at the scene. The accident happened around 6.30pm this evening on the N25 New Ross to Ballinaboola road at Begerin Hill. The driver of the lorry, a man in his forties, and a man in his thirties who was in the lorry at the time were uninjured by the crash but were treated for shock. Read More »

Top Catalan leaders are refused bail

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And Catalonia's ousted president, Carles Puigdemont, is in self-imposed exile in Belgium, fighting an extradition request from Spain. Llarena also argued that the European warrant would complicate the overall probe into Catalan leaders, some of whom are still in Spain - in jail or released on bail as authorities probe them on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Read More »

Russian Federation declares nine US-funded media outlets as "foreign agents"

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Russian Federation has denounced the move as a violation of media freedom and passed a new law allowing the government to designate any global media outlet as foreign agents. Russia's Justice Ministry published a list of nine outlets, which includes subsidiaries of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that cover the Caucasus region of Russia, Crimea, Siberia, and two predominantly Muslim regions in central Russia, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. Read More »

Sunil Gulati will not seek re-election as US Soccer president

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Sunil Gulati , the president of the United States Soccer Federation, told ESPN he won't be running for re-election , ending a 12-year stint in charge. If World Cup 2026 is as successful as many would imagine, Gulati could walk away with far more than that. Head coach Bruce Arena stepped down following the loss, leaving the team now without a man in charge. Read More »

Featured Stock: United States Steel Corp. (X)

Conversely, a stock with a beta below 1 is seen as less risky than the overall market. Morgan Stanley upgraded AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS ) on Monday, November 14 to "Overweight" rating. It has a 330.6 P/E ratio. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric services platform, search and match products, software development kits, and application products for fingerprint, facial, and iris modalities that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as ... Read More »

Wind Advisory in Effect for Big Island Beginning Dec. 5, AM

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Thursday: Mostly sunny - high near 35. The record-high temperature for December 4 is 66 degrees. The strongest wind gusts will be first thing in the morning, although it'll remain windy all day with the south wind shifting to the southwest behind the front. Read More »