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California wildfires disaster could 'get worse before it gets better'

California wildfires disaster could 'get worse before it gets better' The ferocity of the flames was captured in a video released by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, showing a deputy driving through Franz Valley Road, near where a raging fire entered from Napa County. Eliason said County Fire has added a Type 3 brush truck to the Type 1 engine normally located at Station 13 in Santa Barbara, another brush engine has been stationed in Solvang, and two water tender... [Full Article...]

Nanded Municipal Corporation election results: Congress makes clean sweep, BJP suffers defeat

Nanded Municipal Corporation election results: Congress makes clean sweep, BJP suffers defeat Meanwhile, reacting to the overwhelming results, the Maharashtra unit of the Congress said that the return journey for Congress in Maharashtra has begun. The counting of votes is underway for the high stakes Nanded Municipal Corporation Election. The election was held on Wednesday that saw an aggressive campaign by both the BJP and the Shiv Sena. [Full Article...]

North Korea Hacked South Korea-US Related Military Documents; Lawmaker

North Korea Hacked South Korea-US Related Military Documents; Lawmaker The two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers were joined by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement on Wednesday. To make the complex fully operational again, North Korea would also be hard pressed to replace the electricity supply that came from South Korea, according to the Kaesong business owners. [Full Article...]

Trump hints that Puerto Rican relief efforts may end

Trump hints that Puerto Rican relief efforts may end In his belated visit to Puerto Rico , he described hurricane damage in the past tense, congratulated those who have heaped praise on him (one wonders why), tossed out rolls of paper towels and bragged about the comparative low death total (which likely rose as he spoke). [Full Article...]

Lufthansa Prepares to Buy Parts of Air Berlin in $1.8 Billion Deal

Lufthansa Prepares to Buy Parts of Air Berlin in $1.8 Billion Deal A Lufthansa spokesman declined to provide further details because the agreement had not yet been signed. Air Berlin declared bankruptcy in August following years of losses and the decision of its biggest shareholder, Gulf airline Etihad, to cease financing. [Full Article...]

Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from "terrorist custody"

Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from Caitlan Coleman, who is originally from Pennsylvania, and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the militants while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012. Coleman was pregnant when they were kidnapped and is known to have had at least two children in captivity. [Full Article...]

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court acquits Rajesh, Nupur Talwar

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court acquits Rajesh, Nupur Talwar Chitnis said. As per reports, the court is likely to re-evaluate the testimony of key witnesses after the defence had accused the prosecution of tutoring them. The court ordered that the couple, whom a CBI court had in 2013 sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering their 14-year-daughter and domestic help in their Noida home, be immediately released as circumstantial evidence against t... [Full Article...]

Partly cloudy, cooler Thursday; Sunny Friday

Partly cloudy, cooler Thursday; Sunny Friday NW NJ and the Jersey Shore may get stuck in the upper 70s - still nice and warm. After dropping more than an inch of rain in spots, the low pressure center is about to call it quits with us. We'll take another step towards seasonable temperatures on Wednesday , as clockwise flow around an area of high pressure to our north over eastern Canada will set up a cooler easterly flow off the Atlantic ... [Full Article...]

A Hurricane Is Set To Hit Ireland On Monday

A Hurricane Is Set To Hit Ireland On Monday The US National Hurricane Centre has warned it could strengthen over the next day or so. Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Britain over the weekendWill Hurricane Ophelia hit Britain? Hurricane-force winds extend out 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend out 70 miles. [Full Article...]

County issues air quality health advisory

County issues air quality health advisory In accordance with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recommendations - if you can see or smell smoke , the air quality is poor and outdoor activity should be limited. The advisory also cautioned the Bay Area residents, especially in the Napa and Sonoma counties, to protect their health. "Please curtail wood burning, lawn mowing and leaf blowing, driving, and BBQing", says a t... [Full Article...]

Erdogan says US sacrificing ties with Turkey, blames envoy

Erdogan says US sacrificing ties with Turkey, blames envoy Turkey's crackdown against Gulen's movement has led to the arrests of more than 50,000 people for alleged links to terror groups. "It is impossible for us to say "yes" to this", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a gathering of provincial governors in the capital Ankara, referring to outgoing U.S. [Full Article...]

Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Election Commission announces dates

Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Election Commission announces dates The official said the reason the voting date for Himachal was fixed for November ( resulting in a large gap with counting of votes) is due to the consideration of weather. The election announcement will be made at 4 PM in Delhi today. CEC said that the size of screens of VVPAT machines will be increased to 10 cm. For the first time ever, the Election Commission will set up 136 all-woman manag... [Full Article...]

Will make sure Imran Khan is presented before ECP: Daniyal Aziz

Will make sure Imran Khan is presented before ECP: Daniyal Aziz This warrant has been issued for failing to appear in the court repeatedly and not giving a written justification or apology to the court for not appearing despite various letters. It issued a similar warrant last month but was rejected by the Islamabad High Court. In the previous hearing, Khan, in his reply submitted through his lawyer Babar Awan, had stated that he confirmed the apology tend... [Full Article...]

No ifs, no butts - smoking ban for 20 popular beaches

No ifs, no butts - smoking ban for 20 popular beaches Thailand's Thai language daily, Thai Rath, broke the story saying Hua Hin's city authorities would introduce a THB2,000 fine on beach goers who throw their cigarette butts on the seashore. Since the ban will be based on marine park law, offenders will be subject to huge maximum penalties of one year in jail or Bt100,000 fine. The ban is due to come into force later this month as Phuket prepares ... [Full Article...]

No dearth of resources, only need good governance: Modi

No dearth of resources, only need good governance: Modi The Congress said the PM's move to set up his economic advisory council after three and a half years of coming to power was a step too little and too late as the economy was already in a downward spiral. The prime minister also digitally inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) and a Plant Phenomics Facility at Indian Agricultural Research Institute. [Full Article...]

Gold nearly 2 million dollars found in wastewater in Switzerland

But, they did find that there were some sites where recovery of the gold could be viable, like in the refinery-rich Ticino region where concentrations of the precious metal were likely high enough to justify the extraction effort and cost. Swiss wastewater is worth its weight in gold - literally. Lastly, the researchers also assessed the environmental relevance of the element concentrations. [Full Article...]

Presidential election will go on, Kenya's Supreme Court rules

Presidential election will go on, Kenya's Supreme Court rules The country was yet to recover from the effect of the Supreme Court ruling nullifying Uhuru Kenyatta's victory and order for a rerun. This month's vote was triggered after the August poll, in which Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victor, was over-ruled by the supreme court due to counting irregularities. [Full Article...]

All Whites to play Peru for World Cup berth

All Whites to play Peru for World Cup berth Up to six teams were in contention to claim fifth spot and book a meeting with Oceania confederation champions New Zealand heading into the matches and Peru were set to miss out altogether as they trailed 1-0 at home to Colombia in Lima. Saturday, November 11 could be the likely compromise for the New Zealand play-off after a couple of discussions between both sides. All that stands between them... [Full Article...]

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas say progress made in reconciliation deal

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas say progress made in reconciliation deal Al-Nuno gave no further details on the content of the deal. "The issue of arms of resistance is not up for discussion", Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. Islamist movement Hamas is blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union. The loss damaged Abbas' credibility in the eyes of the West and Israel, after years of being their main Palestinian diplom... [Full Article...]

White Widow Brit jihadi 'killed in air strike by U.S. drone'

White Widow Brit jihadi 'killed in air strike by U.S. drone' Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a USA drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. In July Aisha, the wife of a British ISIS fighter told Sky News she had once met Jones in the ISIS-controlled territory - she had since fled to a Kurdish refugee camp - and said she was unhappy and wanted... [Full Article...]


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