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Baltimore artist Amy Sherald to paint Michelle Obama's official portrait

If you haven't heard of Kehinde Wiley yet, it's time to get familiar. Former first lady Michelle Obama selected Baltimore artist Amy Sherald , known for challenging stereotypes through life-sized paintings of African-Americans, for her accompanying portrait. [Full Article...]

Gas Prices Fall In Northern New England States

Gas Prices Fall In Northern New England States Rhode Island is 13 cents above the national average of $2.47, and 36 cents higher than the average price a year ago in the state. When comparing it to previous years, gas was $2.23 in 2016 at the time, $2.40 in 2015, $3.11 in 2014, $3.41 in 2013 and $3.68 in 2012. [Full Article...]

Pius Adesanmi, Other Nigerians Slam Imo State Governor For Honoring Zuma

Pius Adesanmi, Other Nigerians Slam Imo State Governor For Honoring Zuma A renowned Nigerian professor and columnist, Pius Adesanmi, and other Nigerians have criticized Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha for honoring South African President Jacob Zuma . The state governor also conferred on President Zuma the Imo Merit Award which is the highest award in the state conferred on distinguished personalities who have made a difference in the development of their communit... [Full Article...]

Girl, 3, drowns in ice cream parlor grease trap

Girl, 3, drowns in ice cream parlor grease trap She was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center where she was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a news release the death appears to be an accidental drowning. Family members and employees of the ice cream shop immediately began CPR. The owners of the Auburn store wrote on Facebook they were familiar with the family and said they are "truly heartbroken ... [Full Article...]

October 16 is Word Food Day: 815-million people are hungry

October 16 is Word Food Day: 815-million people are hungry He went on to say the Papal Encyclical on the care for creation, Laudato Si, "has contributed to the debate on climate change and sustainability and these are key factors in achieving food security and relate directly to FAO's work and mandate". [Full Article...]

North Korea warns Australia over 'dangerous moves'

North Korea warns Australia over 'dangerous moves' The EU action follows sanctions announced by the United Nations last month, which came after nuclear tests, missile tests and war-like rhetoric from the North Korean regime. The European Union is expected to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea on Monday as European foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg to sign off on measures created to punish Pyongyang for developing its nuclear ballisti... [Full Article...]

Cop Captures 9-Foot-Long Anaconda With Her Bare Hands: 'Ta

Cop Captures 9-Foot-Long Anaconda With Her Bare Hands: 'Ta This wasn't the first time Shaw handled a snake . Fortunately, she was prepared - she has experience handling exotic snakes. A female Florida detective has earned herself praise after she was captured on camera grappling with a giant anaconda using her bare hands in terrifying rescue mission. [Full Article...]

24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt's Sinai, military says

24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt's Sinai, military says The attacks left three civilians, including a child, three guards and one soldier dead and wounded another 15 people, including women and children, the officials said. Six Egyptian soldiers have been killed in an attack by suspected extremists on a security checkpoint in volatile northern Sinai, the army said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Israel Strikes "Anti-aircraft" Battery near Damascus

All jets returned to safely to their bases. "We hold the Syrian regime responsible for the anti-aircraft fire and any attack originating from Syria", Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists. No Israeli aircraft were hit by the anti-aircraft fire. No Israeli casualties were reported, and no IAF planes were damaged. Monday's strike comes with Russian Defence Minister Serg... [Full Article...]

Two people reported dead in raging wildfires in Spain's community of Galicia

Two people reported dead in raging wildfires in Spain's community of Galicia More than 50 people have been injured. Schools were closed Monday and at least 20 planes were joining 350 firefighting units in tackling the blazes. One hundred and five fires were confirmed by emergency services to be still active on Monday and Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy said he would visit what is his home region. [Full Article...]

Ontario college teachers on strike as of midnight

Ontario college teachers on strike as of midnight OPSEU represents professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians working at 24 public colleges across the province. The college posted this message Sunday on its website: "While we continue to hope that this situation can be resolved without disruption to the academic year, it now appears that a strike is likely". [Full Article...]

Sooronbai Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential poll

Sooronbai Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential poll The head of the CEC, Nurzhan Shaildabekova, noted that these are preliminary results and while she can't say if the elections in the first round has taken place. On Monday, Babanov - a charismatic 47-year-old who leads Kyrgyzstan's second-largest party and who won more than 33 percent of the vote - appeared prepared to accept the result. [Full Article...]

PM Modi to hold rally in Gujarat today

PM Modi to hold rally in Gujarat today The first covered 1,361 km and 76 assembly constituencies in Central and North Gujarat regions and the second travelled 2,395 km covering 73 assembly seats in Saurashtra and South Gujarat . [Full Article...]

Spain sets Thursday deadline for Catalan leader to declare independence

Spain sets Thursday deadline for Catalan leader to declare independence Puigdemont had told regional lawmakers he was ready for Catalonia to "become an independent state" following a secession referendum on October 1 that went ahead despite a court ban. Spain's government had given him a Monday deadline to respond explicitly whether he proclaimed independence . Catalan President Charles Puigdemont , in a letter on Monday to Spain's prime minister, called for mo... [Full Article...]

Political war erupts in India over iconic Taj Mahal

Political war erupts in India over iconic Taj Mahal State Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi then clarified: " Taj Mahal is our cultural heritage and occupies a place among the world's famous tourist places". - Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 16, 2017Apart from the hardcore Hindutva few I doubt even most Modi voters have a problem with the Taj Mahal . "India is known in the tourist world for the Taj Mahal ". [Full Article...]

Trump campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations

Trump campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations Summer Zervos , who is suing the president, subpoenaed documents from Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in March that have to do with any women who came forward to allege Trump "touched her inappropriately", as part of her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Buzzfeed News reported Sunday . [Full Article...]

NFL Week Six Match Up: Bears at Ravens

NFL Week Six Match Up: Bears at Ravens BC-FBN-Bears-Ravens Folo, 1st Ld-Writethru, 621 Bears run all over defenseless Ravens in uplifting victoryAP Photo SPANMDPS120, MDPS121, MDPS117, MDPS113, MDPS114, MDPS118Eds: Adds Cohen first Bears rookie RB to throw TD pass since Gale Sayers. [Full Article...]

Lorenzana confirms death of Hapilon, Omar Maute

Lorenzana confirms death of Hapilon, Omar Maute Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group leader Omar Maute were killed as troops assaulted enemy position to rescue the hostages, the sources said. He said they may soon be able to officially declare that the hostilities is over, and a stop to all military operations. He added that military units in frontline are continuing offensive to neutralize the remaining terrorists and rescu... [Full Article...]

AirAsia flight QZ535 from Perth to Bali drops 22000 feet mid-air

The sudden and massive drop in altitude caused oxygen masks to drop from their overhead compartments, but panicking passengers were given little comfort upon seeing cabin crew also in a state of panic, Australian media reported. There were 145 passengers on board and a passenger told Perth Now that "the panic was escalated because of the behaviour of staff who were screaming, looked tearful an... [Full Article...]

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake injuring multiple people, police say

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake injuring multiple people, police say But Sgt. Brian McGregor told The Times-Picayune that there were " a lot of injuries ", at least six and more expected. The platform is a production platform called a co-mingling facility where they draw oil from several different oil fields. [Full Article...]


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