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Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier on LoC killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier on LoC killed in Pakistani firing

Indian officials said the two sides exchanged fire in frontier Poonch district, about 180 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Heavy shelling occurred in the Kerni and Digwar sectors early morning today, ANI reported. But Pakistan has denied the charge saying that like in past instances of cross-LoC skirmishes, it were the Indian troops who initiated the firing in Poonch-Rawlakote area on Monday. Read More

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Philip Hammond promises young 'Tories won't let you down'

Philip Hammond promises young 'Tories won't let you down'

The chancellor used his keynote party conference speech in Manchester to mount a defense of free market economics, which he claimed was coming under assault from Jeremy Corbyn . But shadow chancellor John McDonnell hit back, saying his opposite number's speech was a waste of everyone's time because he is "clinging to an old economic model that fails the many". Read More

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Retired Army man asked to prove Indian citizenship in Assam

Retired Army man asked to prove Indian citizenship in Assam

The foreigners' tribunal will hear the case filed by Assam police against Mohd Azmal Haque on Oct 13. Later, Azmal received another notice from the foreigner's tribunal and asking him to appear before the court on October 13 next. A six-year-anti-foreigner agitation from 1979 to 1985 led to signing of the Assam Accord which set March 25, 1971 as the cut of date for detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshis . Read More

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Surf Starts to Subside as Maria and Lee Head Out to Sea

Surf Starts to Subside as Maria and Lee Head Out to Sea

Meanwhile, a storm surge watch is in effect for North of Cape Hatteras to Duck. Tropical storms Maria and Lee are racing far out into the Atlantic and pose no threat to land. Maria's hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 105 miles from the center. Some gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days. Hyde County and Dare County issued mandatory visitor evacuation orders for Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island on Monday and the final ferries were scheduled to depart from ... Read More

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Best and worst from Patriots' loss to Panthers

Cam Newton is a bit more than a year removed from one of the best year-long performances by any fantasy player ever. More than a dozen New Orleans Saints players remained seated during the anthem. More bad news for the Cam, Pro-bowl center Ryan Kalil has been sidelined since the start of Week 2. "One of the things that you're going through in September is a lot of guys finding their role, getting a fit in", said Flowers. Read More

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Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections

Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections

In a report titled "Russian Interference in 2016 US Election, Bots, & Misinformation", Twitter said it had discovered that 22 accounts were linked with the 450 accounts that Facebook Inc. Twitter added that it found another 179 associated accounts , but none was registered as an advertiser. He called Twitter's response to the alleged Russian meddling "inadequate on nearly every level". Read More

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Brawl breaks out in Ugandan Parliament for second day

Brawl breaks out in Ugandan Parliament for second day

A fight broke out in Uganda's parliament on Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the president's decades-long hold on power. When finally put to the vote, the bill is expected to pass easily, as the majority of the almost 500-member chamber belongs to the ruling party. The current age-limits are preventing him from standing for another term, and that is the primary reason for the amendment of the constitution. Read More

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Truck giant Scania hit with £770m fine for price-fixing

Truck giant Scania hit with £770m fine for price-fixing

A year ago it hit five manufacturers with a €2.9bn fine comprising Volvo Group, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, Iveco and DAF. At a press conference, the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, explained that these vehicles represent almost three quarters of inland freight transport in Europe and play a key role in the bloc's economy. Read More

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Reactions to 'Ten Commandments Judge' Roy Moore Winning GOP Primary Runoff

Reactions to 'Ten Commandments Judge' Roy Moore Winning GOP Primary Runoff

Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race. President Donald Trump traveled to Alabama last week to campaign for Luther Strange . 26, however, the president deleted a few tweets for a unusual reason... literally. " Alabama , tomorrow, gets to show the entire world ... you get to show them this populist, nationalist conservative movement is on a rise", Bannon said at a Monday rally in support of Moore . Read More

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North Korea a Direct Threat to USA

North Korea a Direct Threat to USA

Dunford said the USA should assume that North Korea has that capability and has the will to use it. As far as Pyongyang's pursuit of a viable nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching US shores, Dunford said he agreed with US Strategic Command's assessment that North Korea would likely develop that capable by the end of 2018. Read More

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Region's gas prices falling as demand returns to normal

Region's gas prices falling as demand returns to normal

As of Monday, the most expensive gas price averages are in Nashville ($2.59), Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol area ($2.53), Clarksville-Hopkinsville ($2.53) and Chattanooga ($2.52). Pueblo's average price of $2.45 was down 2 cents from a week ago. Gasoline prices are drifting lower from their post-Hurricane Harvey spike, but remain significantly higher than this time a year ago. Read More

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Turkey's Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with army

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with army

Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years. The KRG's leader, Masoud Barzani , has said a Yes win would not result in an automatic declaration of independence but would simply lead to further negotiations with Baghdad. Read More

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Federation Internationale de Football Association set to relax ban on war commemorations

Federation Internationale de Football Association set to relax ban on war commemorations

FIFA is set to lift its ban on the poppy following talks with the football associations of the United Kingdom. British prime minister Theresa May responded by calling the ruling " utterly outrageous ". England captain Wayne Rooney wears a poppy on his sleeve. Iran has been fined for "religiously motivated displays" during a match. Anyway, FIFA have reportedly sent revised drafts of their kit protocol to all their member nations with a new law expected to be passed in time for the ... Read More

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Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

The statement recalls McCain's dramatic return to Washington in July after a brain-cancer diagnosis, when he cast the decisive "no" vote to send a health plan by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to a stunning 49-51 defeat. The other swing votes are Sens. "We're all in", one senior GOP aide said. She has not indicated which way she plans to vote , but her state's independent governor has come out against the bill. Read More

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