• In the Pacific, rescued two American women, drifting for 5 months
In the Pacific, rescued two American women, drifting for 5 months

The women were given medical assessments and will remain aboard the USS Ashland until its next port of call, the Navy said. She says none worked, and they apparently had a communications failure with their new antenna. They said they also tried without success to hail a number of ships and fired off 10 signal flares. One of their cellphones had b...

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  • Ousted Catalan leader vows to fight Spain's takeover
Ousted Catalan leader vows to fight Spain's takeover

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont leaves the hemicycle after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, 2017 in Barcelona . Plenary session of the Catalan Parliament. Following the declaration of independence, Spain's Senate voted to invoke article 155 of the Constitution and thus impose direct rule on Catal...

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  • Tropical Storm Philippe forms near Cuba
Tropical Storm Philippe forms near Cuba

The next named storm is Philippe. It will make the transition to a non-tropical system off the coast of New England early next week, but will give an extra kick to an already powerful non tropical system impacting the northeast Sunday and Monday.

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  • Pair of Car Bombs Rip Mogadishu
Pair of Car Bombs Rip Mogadishu

Police Officer Ali Mohamed told Anadolu Agency over the phone that a vehicle bomb had targeted the Nasa-hablood hotel near the presidential palace; soon after another auto bomb exploded near the scene. "Security forces have entered a small portion of the hotel building. the exchange of gunfire is hellish", a police officer told Reuters. The al-Sh...

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  • Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka
Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka

I went for the six in the last over, and by God's grace, it carried over the fence. Ashraf is only the sixth bowler in the history of the game to scalp a T20I hat-trick. "Our set batsmen need to contribute, if we take the first two batters, our plan is that they have to play till the 15th over". Danushka Gunathilaka top-scored with a 48-ball 51...

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  • Over 220 youth from Jammu-Kashmir join Indian Army
Over 220 youth from Jammu-Kashmir join Indian Army

Commemorating the black day of Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir on Oct 27, 1947, "the Senate of Pakistan reiterates the stance of Hurriyat Leadership that any attempt for dialogue without engaging Pakistan in this regard is not only against longstanding worldwide resolutions of the United Nations, but reflects India's continued selfishness, i...

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  • Barnaby out, as High Court determines citizenship issue
Barnaby out, as High Court determines citizenship issue

Turnbull says this is "clearly not the outcome" the government was looking for. Joyce's ineligibility also raises questions about the decisions he made as a minister. The dual citizenship drama started in July when a lawyer tried to unseat an independent senator. He has renounced his New Zealand citizenship, so can stand as a candidate again.

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  • National Park Service considering charging $70 entrance fees at many parks
National Park Service considering charging $70 entrance fees at many parks

The National Park Service is floating a steep increase to entrance fees at 17 of its most popular sites next year. The purported objective is to address overdue park maintenance. Many are upset by the increase, but others support it. Others are already purchasing $80 passes that are good in all National Parks and other Federal Fee Areas.

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  • Teal Pumpkin Project brings Halloween to kids with food allergies
Teal Pumpkin Project brings Halloween to kids with food allergies

By placing a teal-painted pumpkin on the doorstep or posting one of the organization's free downloadable " Teal Pumpkin Project " signs on a door or in a window, homeowners can let trick-or-treaters and their families know that they offer safe, non-food treats for children with allergies.

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  • Father of missing Texas toddler now says she choked on milk
Father of missing Texas toddler now says she choked on milk

Wesley Mathews was re-arrested after he changed his story about Sherin's disappearance from their home. The accused has been charged with injury to a child, a felony punishable with a maximum 99 years in prison, the police said. The child began coughing and choking, her breathing slowed and then there was no longer any pulse, he told police. An ...

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  • SA Court Sentences 2 Farmers Who Forced Black Man into Coffin
SA Court Sentences 2 Farmers Who Forced Black Man into Coffin

The incident rose to national and worldwide prominence after a 20-second video emerged of the two white men forcing their victim Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatening to put petrol and a snake inside. But prosecutor Robert Molokoane said the whole country was watching adding:"They had no respect for the law as they took the law into their...

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  • Girl golfer wins tournament - and then someone else is given the trophy
Girl golfer wins tournament - and then someone else is given the trophy

That was four strokes better than the runner-up, Nico Ciolino. The rules also robbed Nash, who shot 37-38 from the same tees, of her own individual state berth. "So I was definitely disappointed, but I understand that there are rules in place", she told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette . If there is any fairness attached to this MIAA event, th...

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  • How powerful is your passport?
How powerful is your passport?

The powerful ranking is a reflection of the country's positive diplomatic relations and affords its citizens visa-free border crossing at 159 countries. The bottom five nations on the list are Afghanistan, which ranked 94th with a visa-free score of 22; Pakistan and Iraq both at 93 with a score of 26; Syria at 92 with a score of 29; and Somalia 91 ...

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  • What Are The Potential Roadblocks For The GOP Tax Plan?
What Are The Potential Roadblocks For The GOP Tax Plan?

This was in clear evidence on October 25, when President Donald J. Trump and senior House Republicans publicly sparred upon whether the proposed plan will be inclusive of sharp reductions in the amount of money an average U.S. "It is a priority of this administration and it is a legislative priority to ensure that American families can thrive". L...

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  • Kiev blast death toll rises to two
Kiev blast death toll rises to two

The explosion happened when he and several other people were leaving the headquarters of a TV channel. The explosion that seriously injured a nationalist Ukrainian lawmaker last night in Kyiv has claimed another life. "Beyond all doubt, these are new signs of this anti-Russian campaign which has unfortunately swept across Ukraine and Kiev ", Rus...

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  • Twitter Blocks Ads by Russia's Sputnik, RT
Twitter Blocks Ads by Russia's Sputnik, RT

Claims of meddling in the USA election are behind social network's decision to ban ads from Russia Today and Sputnik . The company, in a statement on its blog, said it took the step as part of its "ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter ".

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  • Pakistan Tells US Its Military Solution Has Failed In Afghanistan
Pakistan Tells US Its Military Solution Has Failed In Afghanistan

The minister said that normal security given to Tillerson during his visit to Pakistan reflected that Pakistan had restored peace after rendering numerous sacrifices which the U.S. "Nearly 40 per cent of Afghan territory is now under the direct control of the Taliban", the Foreign Minister added. The list even did not say that these wanted terroris...

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  • Three Scientists Were Among 8 People Aboard Helicopter Crashed Off Spitsbergen
Three Scientists Were Among 8 People Aboard Helicopter Crashed Off Spitsbergen

Norway sent two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the site of the crash. It was on a short flight to Barentsburg from Pyramiden, a disused Russian mining settlement. It was reported missing at 3:35pm local time and confirmed down at 3:45pm, the rescuers added. Norway was afforded sovereignty of Svalbard, located around 1,000 kilometers from th...

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  • Indonesia Blast leaves 46 Dead at Fireworks Factory
Indonesia Blast leaves 46 Dead at Fireworks Factory

A firefighter on the scene said dozens of people were injured. Various parts of the building where the factory unfolded most of its activity collapsed after the fire spread with an incredible speed. The fire at the P.T. Panca Buana Cahaya Sukses factory, which opened two months earlier, broke out at around 9 a.m. local time (0200GMT), Yuwono said...

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  • Iraq's Kurds offer to freeze results of independence vote
Iraq's Kurds offer to freeze results of independence vote

The proposal, however, is unlikely to be accepted by Baghdad, which demands that the results be annulled before it takes part in any negotiations with the Kurds over relations between the central government and the region. "We are part of a region suffering from conflict and instability, and it is time to cooperate to end these conflicts", Iraqi Pr...

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