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Who takes the stage at Desert Trip
- October 10, 2016

Less than 24 hours after Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones served up the weekend's first and second course on the grounds where Coachella also takes place each spring, McCartney followed with a spectacular entrée - a two-hour-plus rock fest that was part sing-along and part Beatles music history lesson. (more...)
Pakistan pledges $500 million in assistance to Afghanistan
- October 10, 2016

Officials said they remain committed to a peace deal for Afghanistan to try to solidify the gains the country has seen since the 2001 invasion and overthrow of the Taliban government. He is widely disliked and distrusted by ordinary Afghans for his past extremism, including support for al-Qaida. The promised funds from more than 70 nations taking part fell short of commitments made last time in Tokyo in 2012, but the European Union's development commissioner, Neven Mimica, said the pledges ... (more...)
Pence Is Now 2020 Favorite For GOP, Poll Finds
- October 10, 2016

That puts him nine percentage points above both Speaker Paul Ryan and the current top of the ticket, Donald Trump, who each have 13% of support. The Politico/Morning Consult poll found 22 percent of Republican voters would want to see Pence at the top of the ticket in four years, compared with 13 percent who said they would want to see Trump give it another go. (more...)
Pak denying surgical strikes to satisfy its ego: BJP Pak denying surgical strikes to satisfy its ego: BJP
- October 10, 2016

In a televised speech yesterday, Kejriwal had "saluted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ordering the surgical strike but also referred to some worldwide media reports and a United Nations group observations, both of which appear to question its authenticity. (more...)
India again violates LoC ceasefire
- October 10, 2016

Indian border forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control, as Pakistani troops returned fire. A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he has offered to mediate the matter. Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said Pakistan has the capability to fully respond to any aggression against its soil. (more...)
San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Betting Odds San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Betting Odds
- October 10, 2016

Derek Carr threw a go-ahead 21-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on a fourth-and-2 gamble and added another TD pass to Amari Cooper to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 34-31 victory over the mistake-prone San Diego Chargers. Tight end Hunter Henry caught three passes for 74 yards and a score for the Chargers , and tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) returned from a two-game absence and had four catches for 30 yards and a TD. (more...)
Complaint against Rahul Gandhi over 'Khoon ki dalali' comment on Narendra Modi
- October 10, 2016

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Oct 6 unleashed a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of "profiteering" from the soldiers who have given their blood for the nation. The Indian claims of cross-border "surgical strikes" are being taken with a pinch of salt even by the worldwide media. If Rahul felt that the BJP was unfairly exploiting the army's "surgical strikes" on terror camps in Pak-occupied Kashmir for electoral ends he could have put it in a more ... (more...)
Wisconsin GOP leaders rally without Trump in Elkhorn
- October 10, 2016

As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday. They were joined by Rob Engstrom, the national political director of the US Chamber of Commerce, who tweeted late Friday: "Trump should step down immediately tonight, yielding to Governor Pence as the GOP nominee". (more...)
Donald Trump No Longer Attending Wisconsin Fundraiser Tomorrow
- October 10, 2016

Ryan said Friday that he was "sickened" by Trump's comments. In a conversation with entertainment reporter Billy Bush, Trump bragged about kissing and groping women, saying , "When you're a star they let you do it", in justifying his actions. (more...)
Portugal's former PM approved as next United Nations head
- October 10, 2016

The 15-member UN Security Council chooses Guterres to stand out of a list of candidates. "I have two words to describe what I'm feeling now: gratitude and humility", Guterres said in a short statement on Thursday in Lisbon, which he repeated in various languages. (more...)
Pence could be the 2020 GOP nominee for president
- October 10, 2016

But I will leave that to others", Pence announced to the crowd, "What I can tell you is from where I sat, Donald Trump won the debate. Theologian Miroslav Volf is a professor at Yale Divinity School and has served as an advisor to the White House Office of Faith Based Partnerships. (more...)
Kerala CPM leader hacked to death in Kannur Kerala CPM leader hacked to death in Kannur
- October 10, 2016

The body is kept at Thalassery cooperative hospital and the post-mortem would be held at Pariyaram medical college-hospital. The gang members wore masks and came in an Omni van. CPI (M) has laid the blame on BJP workers and called for a strike in the district on 11 October. The Congress party has accused the government of not taking any action against the growing political violence in the state. (more...)
With Trump fighting for political survival, second debate turns nasty
- October 10, 2016

I apologized to the American people. Clinton said that she had disagreed with many political opponents over the years, but "I never questioned their fitness to serve". They did not shake hands as they met at center stage. "If you look at Bill Clinton , far worse", Trump insisted. "She should be ashamed of herself", Trump declared. (more...)
Seoul protests to Beijing over sinking of coast guard vessel Seoul protests to Beijing over sinking of coast guard vessel
- October 10, 2016

On Friday, in an operation to capture fishing boats operating illegally, a 4.5-ton speedboat of the South Korean Coast Guard was sunk in waters 76 kilometers southwest of Socheong Island off Incheon, west of Seoul, after being rear-ended by a Chinese ship. (more...)
Trump's Debate Performance Wasn't a Debacle
- October 10, 2016

More important, Trump didn't say or do anything that resembled a final nail in his coffin. Perhaps-he did have Clinton on the defense throughout. He leveled so many lies and exaggerations and wild charges that she could not answer them all. (more...)
French towns protest plan to take in Calais migrants French towns protest plan to take in Calais migrants
- October 10, 2016

It describes the notorious camp in Calais - which is due to be demolished - as "a stain" on France's and Britain's conscience. The person was one of a group of migrants trying to put obstacles on the road to slow down vehicles in a bid to climb aboard them, the police said. (more...)
LSU's Game Was Just Canceled LSU's Game Was Just Canceled
- October 10, 2016

But that seems like someone making huge assumptions and Herrell said the city has not had any such conversations with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, Georgia A.D. "The game needs to be played, and we need to work to find a way to do that", Sankey told CBS. While the schools - and the conference - are saying they're doing everything they can to make the game up at some point this season, it's (maybe very) possible that it won't happen. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Sidesteps Hacked Email Question
- October 10, 2016

The Clinton campaign has been rather quiet about the newly leaked materials, refusing to address the apparent differences between some of Clinton's public positions and what she says when the media and public are not listening. "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders", she said. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. (more...)
Duterte unfazed by apprehensions that foreign aid for PH might stop
- October 10, 2016

Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also said that Duterte will ask the 107 US troops operating surveillance drones against terrorists on southern island of Mindanao to leave and to halt the 28 military exercises that are carried out with USA forces each year. (more...)
UN, US outraged after deadly Yemen attack
- October 10, 2016

The alliance's statement came after the United States said on Saturday it would review its support for the Arab coalition in Yemen . In an initial statement, the Saudi-led coalition said it had no operations at the location and "other causes" for the incident must be considered. (more...)

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