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OPEC Resumes Self-Congratulatory Stance as Azerbaijan's Output Rises

OPEC Resumes Self-Congratulatory Stance as Azerbaijan's Output Rises Analysts responding to commodity group S&P Global Platts said they expected to see a draw on USA crude oil inventories of around 1.5 million barrels, while US gasoline inventories climb 1.5 million barrels. Supplies stored at sea are dwindling too, traders say. Wednesday's decline came as data from the American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday showed that US crude supplies fell for a second... [Full Article...]

Former PM 'would have been interviewed under caution'

Former PM 'would have been interviewed under caution' The report found that seven separate allegations about Heath , who was PM from 1970 to 1974 , were credible enough to interview him. "Many will think it is an attempt to derail, silence and discredit the investigation before the report has been delivered". [Full Article...]

Bump fire stocks found on Las Vegas shooter's guns

Bump fire stocks found on Las Vegas shooter's guns The attack left more than 500 people injured. Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines days before the shooting, said a US official who was not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation. Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the gunman behind the Las Vegas shooting, said in a statement that she was not aware that "something terrible like this was going to happen". [Full Article...]

NOAA: Tropical Storm Nate Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Tropical Storm Nate Projected Path, Spaghetti Models Tropical Depression 16 formed Wednesday morning in the southwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to become Tropical Storm Nate later in the day. The USA and the Caribbean are still recovering from the destructive impact of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria , which brought stormy conditions to the United Kingdom last weekend. [Full Article...]

18 killed several injured in Pakistan shrine blast

18 killed several injured in Pakistan shrine blast The Islamic State Khorasan Province - the Middle Eastern group's affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan - has since released a statement claiming the attack, according to the US-based monitoring group SITE. The village is about 400km east of Quetta , the capital of Baluchistan province. Hundreds of devotees were present at the shrine for a monthly gathering when the bomber hit. [Full Article...]

Iran, Turkey agree to work together to ease tension in Middle East

Iran, Turkey agree to work together to ease tension in Middle East But both have been alarmed by the Iraqi Kurds' vote for independence last month, fearing it will stoke separatism among their own Kurdish populations. "We do not accept disintegration of the states in the region". The illegitimate referendum continues to face sharp opposition from most regional and worldwide actors, many of whom warn that the poll would distract from Iraq's ongoing fight again... [Full Article...]

After Las Vegas Massacre, Gun Stocks Rise and Casino Stocks Fall

A Republican-led House committee last month backed the silencer bill by Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, who said it would help hunters protect their hearing. "We are all reeling from this horror in Las Vegas", Speaker Paul Ryan said at a news conference. [Full Article...]

Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted Michigan And Wisconsin

Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted Michigan And Wisconsin Cost: For 50% of the ads , less than $3 was spent and for 99% of the ads, less than $1,000 was spent. In all, Facebook estimates the entire Russian effort was seen by 10 million people . Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees are investigating possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Russian airstrike kills 12 Al-Nusra commanders, leader critically injured

Russian airstrike kills 12 Al-Nusra commanders, leader critically injured According to reports , Russia's Aerospace Forces have critically wounded al-Joulani in Syria , and killed 12 field commanders of the terrorist group which controls Idlib Governorate. Last month Russian Federation claimed to have killed several top IS commanders in an air strike including the US-trained "minister of war" Gulmurod Khalimov. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 'worried about Spain,' hopes Catalan crisis will be resolved - Putin

Russian Federation 'worried about Spain,' hopes Catalan crisis will be resolved - Putin The Russian president also expressed condolences to the American people following a deadly shooting in Las Vegas , where at least 59 people lost their lives and more than 500 others sustained injuries. "I don't deny, we're very anxious about Spain", Putin said, stressing that the referendum is an " internal matter " for the country. "Our peoples share feelings of mutual liking and respect". [Full Article...]

Brexit Briefing: UK Chancellor Hammond Says Talks Must Be Accelerated

Brexit Briefing: UK Chancellor Hammond Says Talks Must Be Accelerated It came after the Prime Minister announced that, among a number of new measures aimed at winning over young voters, tuition fees would be capped at £9,250 for those stating university 2018-19, and that the repayment threshold would be raised to salaries of £25,000 and over. [Full Article...]

Hamas reconciles with Palestinian Authority in Gaza

Hamas reconciles with Palestinian Authority in Gaza Speaking to the donor nations in NY on September 18, on the sidelines of the UN general Assembly, Greenblatt said "the time has come to stop monitoring the situation in Gaza and start changing the situation in Gaza ". Israel said any deal would be unacceptable unless Hamas disarmed. Mohammed Dahlan, the former Palestinian security in chief in Gaza and an Abbas rival, helped broker the deal ... [Full Article...]

Two minors killed and 12 injured in Pak ceasefire violation

Two minors killed and 12 injured in Pak ceasefire violation He said that five children are among the injured, the youngest being five-year-old Zobia Kounsar who was airlifted to Jammu in a helicopter. Ten of the injured belong to Dighwar sector while other two hail from Kerni sector. "On one hand, it is showing white flags but on the other, targetting innocent civilians". In a major boost for the security forces, the BSF had on September 30 detected ... [Full Article...]

Indonesian, Vietnamese women plead not guilty to Kim Jong Nam murder

Indonesian, Vietnamese women plead not guilty to Kim Jong Nam murder Amidst tight security, Doan and Siti Aisyah arrived at the court complex at 8am, alighting from the police vehicle wearing bulletproof vests. Four other suspects have also been charged in the case, all of which are still at large. After their charges were read to them in court in Indonesian and Vietnamese, the two women entered their pleas through interpreters. These range from how two women... [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena's strategy for BJP: Support but oppose too

Shiv Sena's strategy for BJP: Support but oppose too Since he has made it clear that Congress and Shiv Sena are his main political rivals, the BJP may accommodate him in the grand alliance led by it in Maharashtra, though the party is non-committal on immediately giving him a cabinet berth. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Plays Good Cop on North Korea in Beijing Trip

Tillerson Plays Good Cop on North Korea in Beijing Trip We have lines of communications to Pyongyang. Since President Donald Trump assumed office in January, the US has reestablished a conciliatory back-channel. "We do talk to them", he said, without elaborating. The measures were in accordance with United Nations sanctions that were approved earlier in September after North Korea detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb - a test that t... [Full Article...]

Vice President unveils Gandhi statue at Rajghat

Vice President unveils Gandhi statue at Rajghat Students from two Indian global schools in Tokyo and Yokohama performed short plays that featured nonviolence and cleanliness, respectively. He said the state had targeted the construction of 22 lakh individual toilets as part of Swachch Bharat by March 31, 2018. [Full Article...]

Ex Armyman from Assam Branded as 'Bangaldeshi'

Ex Armyman from Assam Branded as 'Bangaldeshi' The notice said that Haque had entered the country without valid papers after March 25, 1971, the cutoff date for being eligible for Indian citizenship under the Assam Accord , and so he needed to prove that he was an Indian. Hoque is a resident of Kalahikash in Assam, a state where infiltration from Bangladesh has been a sensitive issue. "Its a 2008 case and on Tuesday (October 3) when the c... [Full Article...]

Mickey: A touch of fall-like weather this weekend

Mickey: A touch of fall-like weather this weekend Winds have picked up along the Outer Banks as Tropical Storm Maria is passing along the coast. Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School tweeted: " Hurricane Maria has a giant wind field, and it's lashing the Outer Banks with strong gusts". [Full Article...]

Marilyn Manson Recovering At Home After Stage Accident

Marilyn Manson Recovering At Home After Stage Accident It's now been announced that Manson will cancel all nine shows between an October 2 date in Boston and an October 14 appearance in Houston. Crewmen then rush onto the stage and manhandle the frame back into position, while others lean over Manson, who remains on the floor. [Full Article...]


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