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World Kenya electoral head says fair election can't be guaranteed next week
Author: 0 Kenya electoral head says fair election can't be guaranteed next week

Mr. Chebukati says he has given credence to this view and has given the politicians the "yellow card". Next week's poll is a court-ordered re-run of the August 8 presidential poll, after the Supreme Court found the victory of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta to be marred by irregularities and illegalities.

World Three dead, two critically wounded in Maryland shooting
Author: 0 Three dead, two critically wounded in Maryland shooting

Gahler said authorities believe Prince acted alone is still driving the GMC Acadia. A fourth time, Prince allegedly "came to see me, cursed and yelled at me..." The article didn't identify the co-worker or the business. He is armed and unsafe. The two surviving victims are in critical condition at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center, the hospital tweeted at noon Wednesday.

World Senator Blumenthal Calls On FCC To Counter Trump's Threats To NBC
Author: 0 Senator Blumenthal Calls On FCC To Counter Trump's Threats To NBC

Pai said "traditionally that has not been within the FCC jurisdiction". Trump has raised the possibility of reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which the FCC abandoned in 1987. At the university event on Tuesday, Pai did not condemn Trump's tweets . "What's needed from the Chairman of the FCC is not just a restatement of the blackletter law, but a clear rejection and repudiation of the President's suggestion, including a pledge to protect the free press from political interference".

World Babar Azam belts second consecutive ton to blast Pakistan to ODI victory
Author: 0 Babar Azam belts second consecutive ton to blast Pakistan to ODI victory

The third T20I is the final match of the current tour of Pakistan in the UAE and the SLC administration had wanted to play at Lahore's Gaddaffi Stadium. Gurusinha said SLC would be in touch with the players to assuage their fears. "SLC will be speaking to the players to find the best way to handle it".

World Iraqi president calls for end to 'conflict' in Kirkuk
Author: 0 Iraqi president calls for end to 'conflict' in Kirkuk

However, ahead of the deadline Kurdish forces have voluntarily left Bashir and Taza, but remained at Kirkuk airport and K-1 military base, which are now the primary targets for Baghdad. A statement by the US-led global military task force in Iraq described the clashes outside Kirkuk as a "misunderstanding". The Peshmerga said Baghdad would be made to pay "a heavy price" for triggering "war on the Kurdistan people".

World Railways blames passengers, not food quality for Tejas Express food poisoning
Author: 0 Railways blames passengers, not food quality for Tejas Express food poisoning

The train made an unscheduled halt at Chiplun around 3:15 pm. On Sunday, 25 passengers were admitted in a hospital in Chiplun, Maharashtra due to suspected food poisoning after consuming breakfast served on-board Tejas Express , between Goa's Karmali and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Terminal railway station.

World North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of USA threat
Author: 0 North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of USA threat

But the growing range and accuracy seen in the North's missile tests has prompted the 29-nation alliance to review its missile defence system, which has been partially operational from a base in Romania since a year ago. The comments came shortly after U.S. bombers and fighter jets flew near its eastern coastline. The regime said those launches put the entire U.S. in its range.

World Gen. John Kelly: Press is full of s*** (paraphrase)
Author: 0 Gen. John Kelly: Press is full of s*** (paraphrase)

He called the president "Mr. Trump" at least twice - a departure from White House custom in which staff members publicly refer to the office-holder as "The President"- and said previous presidents had left a number of problems for the White House to resolve.

World US State Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare Repeal
Author: 0 US State Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare Repeal

The lawsuit has the backing of the state's health-care industry and large health-worker union 1199/SEIU, the attorney general said. The next federal payments are due October 20. Joining Calif and NY in the new suit are the attorneys general of Kentucky, Massachusetts , Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, North Carolina, Illinois, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington, Iowa, and the District of Columbia.

World Deadly bomb blast strikes Somalia's Mogadishu
Author: 0 Deadly bomb blast strikes Somalia's Mogadishu

Police said people were trapped in the rubble of the Safari Hotel, which was largely destroyed in the explosion. The explosion left a trail of destruction across a busy intersection, with several bodies and bloodied slippers and shoes. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though al Shabab, an offshoot of al Qaida , has carried out other vehicle bombings in the country in recent months.

World 'White Widow' reportedly killed by USA drone strike
Author: 0 'White Widow' reportedly killed by USA drone strike

Responding to reports of Jones' death, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We do not comment on matters of national security". There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.

World Trump says Tillerson could be tougher, but they have good relationship
Author: 0 Trump says Tillerson could be tougher, but they have good relationship

Tillerson on Wednesday said he had never considered resigning and was committed to Trump's agenda, but failed to address whether he had referred to the president as a "moron", as NBC reported. "Yet I say of Tillerson, 'god I hope he doesn't leave.' We do know he had the courage to call this guy out as a moron and we do know at least he has instincts more in line with a sobriety than who knows the next person the president could bring in".

World Bangladesh PM says government will continue to help Rohingya
Author: 0 Bangladesh PM says government will continue to help Rohingya

Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 when the country's security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community. "We feel deeply sorry for the reaction from global countries based on news without truth". The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday launched a oral cholera vaccination campaign at camps inhabited by the Rohingyas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar to protect the community members from the infection.

World EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama's signature climate policy
Author: 0 EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama's signature climate policy

EPA says repealing the rule will save Americans $33 billion in compliance costs. " Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers ", Pruitt said. The Clean Power Plan was created to prompt a shift away from coal-fired power and toward cleaner energy sources, like natural gas, wind and solar. As Oklahoma's attorney general, he took part in a lawsuit by 27 U.S.

Author: 0 Russian Federation reportedly used Google, Gmail, YouTube to interfere with 2016 election

Google has reportedly discovered evidence that Russian Federation used its platforms in a bid to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. "We are taking a deeper look to investigate attempts to abuse our systems, working with researchers and other companies, and will provide assistance to ongoing inquiries", a Google spokeswoman said on Monday.

World Rohingya militants say ceasefire to end on October 9
Author: 0 Rohingya militants say ceasefire to end on October 9

In a statement released on its Twitter account, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) said its unilateral truce would end at midnight on Oct 9. The Rohingya issue has the potential to "destabilise" the region, though it is a humanitarian issue at present, Bangladesh said on Friday.

World Auto mounts pavement outside London museum, according to reports
Author: 0 Auto mounts pavement outside London museum, according to reports

A large section of Exhibition Road in London's Kensington district was closed off as a large contingent of police officers, many of them armed officers, converged on the area. "The man detained by officers is now under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station". 'If you have any information about this incident, please call 101'.

World Catalan Independence: Spain May Use Constitution to Block Referendum
Author: 0 Catalan Independence: Spain May Use Constitution to Block Referendum

Rajoy has vowed to block any independence move and has also rejected calls for mediation in a dispute that has drawn cries of concern all over Spain , and even from Barcelona and Real Madrid footballers. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is expected to address the regional parliament on Tuesday at 18:00 local time (16:00 GMT) after Spain's Constitutional Court earlier suspended the Catalan parliament session that had been planned for Monday.

Author: 0 Turkey cooperates with Russian Federation in military operation in Syria's Idlib

More so, Erdogan said that his country is now taking a new step to achieve security in Idlib as part of its efforts to expand the scope of the "Euphrates Shield". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the current situation in Syria and Iraq via phone on Saturday.

Author: 0 Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Showers expected

A warm front will be heading northward today , so it will keep clouds around through the morning along with a spot shower. Saturday morning will start in the upper 40s & low 50s; average lows are around 42°! Highs will be in the 80s. As they say, timing is everything, and in this case, the weekend looks increasingly unsettled, and, especially Sunday and Monday , increasingly wet as a tropical system named Nate crosses the Southeast.

Author: 0 Kaspersky Lab Denies Helping Russian Hack of NSA Contractor

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has hit back at a report in the Wall Street Journal which accused it of being involved in a Russian government hack of an NSA contractor in 2015. Kaspersky has always been accused of having close ties with the Russian government , going as far as aiding it in spying on the USA governments through, as in this case, contractors and ordinary citizens.

World Vegas shooting suspect's father was on FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list
Author: 0 Vegas shooting suspect's father was on FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list

Paddock killed 59 people and wounded hundreds more at a country music festival near his hotel. The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend, back in the United States after a weeklong trip overseas, will be at the centre of the investigation into the shooting deaths of 59 people as authorities try to determine why Stephen Paddock , a man with no known record of violence or crime, would open fire on a concert crowd from a high-rise hotel.

World House GOP proposes 5-year extension for children's health
Author: 0 House GOP proposes 5-year extension for children's health

Because they care more about themselves than our children, and our country's future. I mean, Montana is one state that is now facing this, but many other states are expected to run out of CHIP funds relatively quickly, so I think the hope is Congress will take this up quick.

World Vince Gill, Keith Urban Help Bring Healing During Nashville Vigil
Author: 0 Vince Gill, Keith Urban Help Bring Healing During Nashville Vigil

After performing a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water at a candlelight vigil in Nashville , Tennessee, in the hours after the shooting, Keith shared a personal story. Thank you that none of us are born or die alone. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

World After Maria, hurricane-weary U.S. will get a breather
Author: 0 After Maria, hurricane-weary U.S. will get a breather

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast from Surf City northward to the state's Virginia border including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. It was moving to the north at 7 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler reports Maria will be southeast of the Outer Banks by early Tuesday - still well offshore - when those conditions arrive.

World Supreme Court will hear union fee case: Unions respond with anger
Author: 0 Supreme Court will hear union fee case: Unions respond with anger

Half of the nation's union members work for the public sector, with one in three public-sector employees, or 34.4 percent, represented by unions. The same constitutional analysis would seem to apply to both public and private sector unions whenever the government forces anti-union employees to pay union fees.

World Barcelona game 'in jeopardy due to Catalan independence referendum'
Author: 0 Barcelona game 'in jeopardy due to Catalan independence referendum'

The Spanish federal government has filed a complaint with the country's Constitutional Court over the Catalan government and parliament approving the law on the referendum . Both sides told Amanpour they're ready to talk, but the divide over the referendum's legality has seemingly produced a wide gulf. Catalonia's leaders retort they have a right to decide their future even if it not allowed by the Constitution.

World State Department Issues Cuba Travel Warning Over Sonic Attacks
Author: 0 State Department Issues Cuba Travel Warning Over Sonic Attacks

He believes the State Department did the right thing by issuing a travel warning urging all Americans not to travel to Cuba because they might be at risk. The State Department warned that the attacks on US diplomats had occurred at their residences and at hotels frequented by American citizens. The State Department is expected to stop short of saying it will close the recently reopened embassy because of the mysterious affair, despite Tillerson having said last week that ...

World Varadkar says 'there's definitely a better vibe' coming out of Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Varadkar says 'there's definitely a better vibe' coming out of Brexit negotiations

The Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry described the uncertainty over the rights of EU nationals living in Britain and British citizens living elsewhere in the bloc as "a blight on the values of our nations". The two leaders also discussed Mrs May's plan for a two-year implementation period for a Brexit deal. Mrs May has previously vowed to end the influence of ECJ judges over Britain.

World 50 in Mass. Sanctuary Cities Arrested During Nationwide ICE Raids
Author: 0 50 in Mass. Sanctuary Cities Arrested During Nationwide ICE Raids

The number of arrests is similar in size to operations ICE has carried out in the past, but the focus on sanctuary communities has added to tensions, the Times noted . Of the 498 arrested , officials say 317 had criminal convictions . One man has pending criminal charges for driving while intoxicated and assault, while another man has a previous conviction for driving under the influence.

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