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An official at the US State Department said it was following the situation closely and noted that Hariri had been a "strong partner in building strong national state institutions and in the war on terror". "The Saudi Arabia-Iranian rivalry now is going to play out on Lebanon's streets in the next few days and next few weeks". At his family's urging, he returned to Lebanon to enter politics, playing a key role in mass demonstrations that ended with the departure of Syrian forces from Lebanon ...
  • Trump wants death penalty for NY truck attacker

    Trump wants death penalty for NY truck attacker

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    The maximum penalty for the first is death; the maximum for the second life in prison , Kim said . The president has also used Tuesday's attack to call for tighter migration controls after it emerged that Saipov was allowed into the USA through a visa "lottery" scheme.
  • What we know about the Thornton Walmart shooting

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    Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Thursday that 47-year-old Scott Ostrem had a minor criminal history, but Avila didn't elaborate. The 5-hour delay to say the suspect in the shooting was armed and risky - and still on the run - was reportedly due to investigators working to gather information on who that person was, according to Thornton Police.
  • China blocks moves to list Azhar as a global terrorist

    China blocks moves to list Azhar as a global terrorist

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    China has often asked India to discuss Masood's issue directly with Pakistan. "India strongly believes that double standards and selective approaches will only undermine the worldwide community's resolve to combat terrorist". "We are deeply disappointed that once again, a single country has blocked worldwide consensus on the designation of an acknowledged terrorist and leader of UN-designated terrorist organization, Masood Azhar ", Kumar said in a statement that did not name China.
  • Trump calls for extreme vetting — NYC TERROR ATTACK

    Trump calls for extreme vetting — NYC TERROR ATTACK

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    The accused was later shot by a police officer in the abdomen. "We're not going to talk about that today", he responded . Uzbekistan , a largely Muslim nation in central Asia, was not part of the ban. Trump , who said he would consider sending Saipov to the Guantanamo Bay military prison, told reporters the United States must "come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now".
  • Iraq premier urges calm in Kurdish area

    Iraq premier urges calm in Kurdish area

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    And the suspension of the presidency, said Zaid Ali, author of "The Struggle for Iraq's Future", has created an impossible task for Kurdish lawmakers. The statement appeared to reflect a US belief that the departure of Barzani, whose September 25 independence referendum is widely seen has having backfired , may make it easier for the two main Kurdish factions to work together and to negotiate with the federal government led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
  • Driver Killed By 12-Year-Old Jumping From Overpass Was Towson Grad

    Driver Killed By 12-Year-Old Jumping From Overpass Was Towson Grad

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    Family said she was studying counseling to help troubled kids like the 12-year-old boy who jumped off the overpass. According, to the authorities, she grabbed steering wheel of the SUV and managed to maneuver her vehicle off the I-66 stopping against a barrier on left shoulder of the concrete road.
  • Navy SEALs investigated over strangling death of US Green Beret in Mali

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    Two elite members of the US Navy are being investigated for murder after a 34-year-old special forces serviceman was found dead in Mali in June, officials have told US media. "Investigators are looking into Melgar's suspected asphyxiation", ABC News reports . United States special forces have been actively engaged in Mali since February 2013, when President Barack Obama deployed American troops to Niger to set up a drone base to help the French battle Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in ...
  • United States court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

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    Naval Academy and Dylan Kohere, a first-year student at University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut denied participation in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC ) program because of the ban . He followed with an August memo directing the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, and gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis six months to come up with a policy on "how to address" those who are now serving.
  • Protestors storm Kurdish parliament to 'protest Barzani's departure'

    Protestors storm Kurdish parliament to 'protest Barzani's departure'

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    Some attacked journalists at the scene. Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani called for presidential elections to be held a month earlier in northern Iraq on November 1 instead of December 7. Iraqi government launched an offensive which led to Kurds losing to Baghdad large swathes of oilfields in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Regional, parliamentary and presidential elections were scheduled to take place on November 1, but the electoral committee has postponed them for ...
  • Hardik sets Nov 3 deadline for Congress on Patidar quota

    Hardik sets Nov 3 deadline for Congress on Patidar quota

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    Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on Saturday asked the Congress to clarify its stand on the Patel reservation issue or face protests during party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's upcoming visit to Surat. We urge that a matter of national security should not be politicised for electoral gains. The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested two suspected ISIS operatives Kasim Timberwala and Aabed Mirza on October 25.
  • UN Nuclear Chief To Visit Iran

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    Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ), "will focus on the IAEA's verification and monitoring of Iran's implementation" of the 2015 accord, the IAEA said on October 25. So far the agency has released eight reports each time confirming Iran's adherence to the worldwide nuclear pact. Trump had repeatedly lambasted the agreement as the "stupidest" and "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into".
  • ACCUWEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain on Sunday

    ACCUWEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain on Sunday

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    You may get alerts on your phone for the flash flood warnings. A High Wind Watch has been posted for most of CT. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s. Downed trees and power lines are expected. Keep in mind, be watchful of nearby streams and creeks as they will likely crest sometime Monday afternoon/evening.
  • Former President Obama Will Serve Jury Duty in Chicago

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    The precise dates of the former president's jury service will not be announced, nor will the location of the court, or the exact case, for security reasons. "Although it's not a place where the public can earn a lot of money, it is highly appreciated", Evans also told the Tribune on Friday. "It's crucial that our society get the benefit of that kind of commitment", he said.
  • Protest rallies mark Kashmir Black Day

    Protest rallies mark Kashmir Black Day

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    The Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate Dubai observed Kashmir Black Day on Friday to show solidarity and brotherhood with the Kashmiri people's struggle for independence. Besides, he said, every other day, Modi was threatening to bloc Pakistan's share of river water and he might go for that at the behest of US President Trump.
  • Billionaire wealth returns to growth

    Billionaire wealth returns to growth

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    The total wealth controlled by the ultra-rich also shot up to US$6 trillion. "For numerous first generation of entrepreneurs, a major focus is bringing the business to the capital markets, raising funds and M&A". Stadler said media coverage of inequality and the super-rich suggested there would be an "inflection point", but he said "the perception that billionaires make money for themselves at the expense of the wider population" was incorrect.
  • Chances of Tropical Development Increasing in the Caribbean

    Chances of Tropical Development Increasing in the Caribbean

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    Forecasters gave the system a 60 percent chance of forming, then backed off the odds when it looked like high winds associated with a cold front crossing South Florida would hinder intensification. Bahamas: 4 to 8 inches with maximum totals of 10 inches. The heavy rain may cause some flooding problems in the Northeast region. Florida will experience summer and fall this weekend, as a tropical disturbance and a cold front is set to affect the Sunshine state.
  • Chance Of Snow Amid Rainy Wednesday Morning

    Chance Of Snow Amid Rainy Wednesday Morning

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    Louis County and northern Lake and Cook counties, for potential snow accumulations of four-to-eight inches, beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. And another storm system may bring mixed precipitation to the Northland from Sunday night into Monday . And the still relatively warm waters of Lake Superior may keep the precipitation mainly rain near the shore.
  • Harrington Breaks Down Tax Reform Prospects in Wake of Budget Passage

    Harrington Breaks Down Tax Reform Prospects in Wake of Budget Passage

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    Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, said in a statement that "the idea from Republicans to make it more expensive for Wisconsinites to save for retirement as a way to help pay for tax cuts for the top one percent is a bad deal". John Yarmuth, D-Ky. But Republican lawmakers from higher-tax states such as NY are resistant to that idea. Besides voters, the 401 (k) is also beloved by the puissant financial services industry because it increases the amount of money they get to manage and collect ...
  • China defends Pakistan against criticism by India, US on terrorism

    China defends Pakistan against criticism by India, US on terrorism

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    Tillerson told Abbasi that Pakistan is "so important regionally to our joint goals of providing peace and security to the region and providing opportunity for greater economic relationship". Asif further informed the Senate that the Pakistani side has told the American delegation that if the latter provides actionable intelligence, Pakistan will act on it.
  • Did Beyoncé and Cardi B work together already?

    Did Beyoncé and Cardi B work together already?

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    Cardi, meanwhile, maintains that she does not partake of the Devil's lettuce, claiming that it makes her too paranoid, while no other members of her team do either out of deference to her. "Sometimes you gotta do sh*t the old you would do", she wrote on IG. Cardi B , whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is a former exotic dancer who built a following on social media and landed a role on the VH1 reality show "Love & Hip-Hop: New York".
  • Vinod Rai defends BCCI's anti-corruption unit after Pandurang Salgaoncar controversy

    Vinod Rai defends BCCI's anti-corruption unit after Pandurang Salgaoncar controversy

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    The Pune pitch curator Salgaonkar , who was a former pacer played 63 First-Class matches and 5 List-A games where he clinched 218 wickets in total. The pitch curator told them the reporters that the pitch could be customised as per their demands. "A strict action has been taken against the pitch curator and the employment relationship between Pandurang Salgaonkar and MCA stands terminated", BCCI Chief Executive Rahul Johri said in a statement.