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Domestic Violence Awareness Month calls attention to issue Domestic Violence Awareness Month calls attention to issue
- October 28, 2016

It will include $18 million for integrated duty lawyer and social support services in family courts. In particular, the opposition highlighted that the government had cut $35 million alone from community legal centres, which see the bulk of domestic violence victims, and the centres are facing a further 30 per cent funding cut from July next year. (more...)
Donald Trump claims Hillary Clinton could start World War Three as president
- October 28, 2016

In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State was a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. "National security experts on both sides of the aisle have denounced Donald Trump as dangerously ill-prepared and temperamentally unfit to serve as commander-in-chief", Clinton spokesman Jesse Lehrich said. (more...)
Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list
- October 28, 2016

The search for a 38-year-old Oklahoma man wanted for murder and the shooting of two police officers as well as two civilians continues in the Sooner state today. Vance then fled in a police vehicle and posted a video on Facebook, saying he was about to steal another auto, the affidavit says. Vance is described as Native American, 5ft 11in tall and weighing 212lbs. (more...)
Dog-pampering MP should be hounded out of office Dog-pampering MP should be hounded out of office
- October 28, 2016

The opposition also questioned why Mr Herbert had not been dismissed when former minister Adem Somyurek was forced to resign over allegations of workplace bullying. The chauffeur would then return to the city to pick up Mr Herbert and take him to Trentham to reunite him with his dogs. Now there's a new one emerging, and this time it's embroiled the Victorian Government. (more...)
Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS
- October 27, 2016

Residents, who say they fear venturing out, report IS fighters are behaving more brutally and unpredictably than before. "We will lead the charge into Mosul as we are specialized in the battles in urban areas and guerrilla war", said special forces Brig. (more...)
Aleppo: Mortar attack marks end of ceasefire
- October 27, 2016

The unilateral ceasefire was announced last week by Russian Federation, which has been carrying out air strikes in support of the Syrian government. Many people in eastern Aleppo are understood to be reluctant to leave. The Russian and Syrian militaries stopped fire to let civilians and gunmen leave the city. Moscow has accused jihadists among the rebels of forcibly preventing civilians from leaving. (more...)
Mosul Today: Iraq battles IS far from Mosul front lines
- October 27, 2016

He said the militants gunned down three women and three girls because they were lagging behind as the extremists drove people into another district south of Mosul . "It starts in the next few weeks", Carter told NBC News before arriving in Brussels for a two-day meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence chiefs. (more...)
Venezuela's congress opens political trial against Maduro
- October 27, 2016

It planned to launch a three-day initiative to collect the necessary support to call the referendum-4 million signatures, or 20% of Venezuelan voters. It was the latest in a back and forth between the unpopular government and the opposition-led congress which has brought the country to a virtual standstill for the past year. (more...)
Russia: Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo Russia: Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo
- October 27, 2016

Syrian rebels said on Tuesday that they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russian Federation announced a halt in air raids which it said was created to allow rebels to leave and to separate moderate fighters from militants. (more...)
Carter suspends bonus clawbacks for Calif. National Guard members Carter suspends bonus clawbacks for Calif. National Guard members
- October 27, 2016

That means treating them fairly and equitably, honoring their service and sacrifice, and keeping our word", Carter said in a statement . After significant public outcry about soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan being forced to repay enlistment bonuses that were improperly issued to them through no fault of their own, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter promised on Tuesday that the issue would be resolved. (more...)
Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out
- October 27, 2016

Japan is a staunch US ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, while Duterte, who took office this summer, has repeatedly spoken of distancing his country from Washington, often in crude terms. It would also deal a severe blow to Obama's plan to refocus US military and diplomatic assets in East Asia after decades of deepening involvement in the Middle East. (more...)
Trump campaign manager: We are vetting people for Trump's cabinet
- October 27, 2016

The Bloomberg poll was the best result in the Sunshine State for Trump in weeks; he has trailed his Democratic opponent in RealClearPolitics' average of polls there since before the first debate September 26. The numbers from the state elections office only provide registration information about the voters -- not how they actually voted. It surveyed 1,017 adults, including 916 registered voters, and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percent. (more...)
India thanks Russian Federation for support against terror India thanks Russian Federation for support against terror
- October 27, 2016

Parrikar said a key security challenge faced by India was cross-border terrorism. "Russia's strong stand in active engagement efforts to eliminate terrorists in the west area is also noticed by us". "The serious consolidation of all reasonable powers is necessary to fight this 21st century's evil", he stated. "While our military technical cooperation is progressing well, I feel that the traditional military-to-military cooperation needs more focus". (more...)
Syrian FM in Moscow for talks on Friday: Russia Syrian FM in Moscow for talks on Friday: Russia
- October 27, 2016

On Tuesday, 25 October, the Russian defence ministry reportedly issued a statement confirming that neither their planes nor any Syrian planes flew over eastern Aleppo in the past seven days. On Monday, the Syria's air force dropped leaflets in eastern Aleppo demanding that terrorists surrender or leave the city. But in contrast to the sweeping bombardment that devastated eastern Aleppo before the pause, clashes this week have been largely confined to the front lines, according to the ... (more...)
Volkswagen's record US settlement over 'Dieselgate' scandal approved
- October 27, 2016

Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has finally approved this settlement agreement, meaning owners can finish filling their claim (a process that we've detailed here), and expect a check from VW soon thereafter. (more...)
Kenya's Jeptoo to be stripped of 2014 Boston Marathon win Kenya's Jeptoo to be stripped of 2014 Boston Marathon win
- October 27, 2016

Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago marathon on October 12 that year, but 12 days later failed an out-of-competition test from September 25 for the blood-boosting hormone EPO. The results of Ms Jeptoo in the 2014 Boston marathon and all other results as from 17 April 2014 (including the 2014 Chicago marathon) are disqualified pursuant to IAAF Rule 40.8, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of the title, medal, prize money and any appearance money. (more...)
Indians among 6 people killed in hospital fire in Malaysia Indians among 6 people killed in hospital fire in Malaysia
- October 26, 2016

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said a special committee made up of experts and those from related agencies will be set up to investigate and determine what triggered the fire that left six patients dead. Another patient was rescued but suffered burn injuries while 10 hospital staff also suffered injuries, he said. The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Raja Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah visited the patients and ... (more...)
Miss. NAACP: White Students Put Noose Around Black Student's Neck, 'Yanked Backward' Miss. NAACP: White Students Put Noose Around Black Student's Neck, 'Yanked Backward'
- October 26, 2016

Sean Courtney, the attorney for the Stone County school district, said in an email that administrators found the school's conduct code was violated in the October 13 incident. This would seemingly contradict the Stone County school district's policy that being in possession of anything "considered to be unsafe and capable of causing bodily harm", or committing a "violent act on school property", is grounds for immediate expulsion. (more...)
Aussie senior handed down 15-year sentence in Bali sexual abuse case
- October 26, 2016

The court has also fined Ellis 2 billion rupiah (US$154,000) along with the jail sentence. He said aggravating factors included that Ellis had damaged the children's future and children were a human resource to build Indonesia in the future. (more...)
Gunfire from Egypt wounds Israeli man at border fence Gunfire from Egypt wounds Israeli man at border fence
- October 26, 2016

According to the army, the bullet was sacked from the Egyptian side of the border. Several Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday condemned the death of an Arab Israeli teen on the Egyptian border, scourging the Defense Ministry for employing a 15-year-old in such a unsafe location. (more...)
I bless Akhilesh, he is the son of my supreme leader: Amar
- October 26, 2016

Referring to his removal as state party chief, Akhilesh said, "Amar Singh was with you in Delhi". However, when a scribe sought to know whether Akhilesh would be projected as the party's chief ministerial face in the 2017 election, he reiterated his same loaded remark that had stirred a hornet's nest earlier - "it is the prerogative of elected MLAs to decide who should be their chief minister". (more...)
Lady Gaga writes song about Trayvon Martin
- October 26, 2016

Lady Gaga gave another out-of-the-box after-performance on Thursday night at The Bitter End bar in NY for the promotion of her latest album, "Joanne". Watch the full New York City Dive Bar Tour set in the video below. The event was streamed live on her Facebook page . With Gaga's fan base, known as Little Monsters, forced to wait three years to hear fresh music from the pop star, it is no surprise that Joanne topped the charts in at least 18 countries within hours of release. (more...)
Sinha-led five-member team to begin Track-II diplomacy in Kashmir Sinha-led five-member team to begin Track-II diplomacy in Kashmir
- October 26, 2016

He added that the delegation led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha did not carry any mandate from the central government. The other members of the delegation are former chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities and first Chief Information Com-missioner of India Wajahat Habibullah, former Vice-Air Marshal Kapil Kak who is now associated with the Centre of Air Power Studies, journalist (Editor of Catch News) Bharat Bhushan and Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and ... (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Rallies 'Nasty Women' To Vote For Clinton
- October 26, 2016

Trump continues a three-day swing through three battleground states, beginning in Florida today before heading to North Carolina and OH later in the week. "And she's going to make sure that Wall Street never wrecks Main Street again". Toomey this weekend. Toomey, who faces a strong challenge from Democrat Katie McGinty, has distanced himself from Trump, but won't say if he plans to vote for him or not. (more...)
Sevierville's drug take-back nets 32 pounds of medication Sevierville's drug take-back nets 32 pounds of medication
- October 26, 2016

A drug take-back drive Saturday by the Sevierville Police Department resulted in the return of nearly 32 pounds of unwanted medications, according to the city of Sevierville. Get free real-time news alerts from the Southampton Patch. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost half of young people who inject heroin reported abusing prescription painkillers before starting to use heroin, CAP officials said. (more...)

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