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Nintendo to Offer First Glimpse of New NX Gaming Platform Nintendo to Offer First Glimpse of New NX Gaming Platform
- October 20, 2016

Video game stories from other sites on the web. In June 2015, Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé referred to NX as Nintendo's next home console. When will the Nintendo NX be announced? More rumors say the NX is graphically on par with the PS4 and the Xbox One and supports 4K streaming for Netflix as well as 1080p and 60fps for gaming. (more...)
Surprise: Trump's Latest Tax Plan Would Benefit the 1%, Burden the Poor
- October 20, 2016

It was said that the introduction of fresh proposals at this stage in the presidential campaign is meant to provide a contrast to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals. But it appears to have been done through one of many elements in the tax code favoring real estate developers. Clinton would limit these "in-kind swaps" to $1 million in assets annually. (more...)
Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency
- October 19, 2016

Watching Oromia Media Network and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio, outlets run by the Ethiopian diaspora supportive of the protesters, is also illegal. "The regime has always promised things to satisfy the worldwide community, but never implements them", noted Merera Gudina , leader of the Oromo People's Congress . (more...)
Worldwide agreement to curb greenhouse gases
- October 19, 2016

Phasing down HFCs could potentially knock 0.5C off global warming, a significant step towards the Paris agreement's target of keeping this century's rise below 2C. "We cared for our development, industrial interest and at the same time the interest of the country", Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, who attended the high-level segment of the conference here, said. (more...)
Turkey's president tells Iraqi leader to 'know his place'
- October 19, 2016

In the first nine months of this year, IS' territory fell from 78,000 sq km (30,115 sq miles) to 65,500 sq km - an area equivalent to the size of Sri Lanka - IHS analysts said. Seven other militants died in Turkish airstrikes elsewhere in northern Syria, the army said. In Syria, the US-led coalition is bombing Isil strongholds in the north and east, while Syrian and Kurdish rebels, and separately Turkish troops, attack them on the ground. (more...)
Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice dies in BC plane crash
- October 19, 2016

Today, Canada Transport Safety Board investigators are at the crash scene, northeast of Winfield about four kilometres off Beaver Lake Road in a densely forested area, pouring over the wreckage to find the flight data recorder and any other signs of what might have caused the plane to crash. (more...)
South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed
- October 19, 2016

Oakbay Investments and the Gupta family have dismissed the court application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as "undiluted nonsense‚" saying it appeared to be little more than the usual political games . " The truth always comes out in the end and we look forward to clearing our name in court ", it said. "Another 20 vaguely refer to "multiple transactions" that makes any further analysis impossible without further detail from the Finance Minister". (more...)
The Gateses, Tim Cook on list for Clinton's veep The Gateses, Tim Cook on list for Clinton's veep
- October 19, 2016

The reason for the meeting as to discuss lawyers who could help with the vetting of potential VP candidates. "We put together the attached notional teams of "report writers" (confidential profiles/public record vet) and "vettors" (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list ". (more...)
'Creepy clowns craze': Girl, 13, threatened with rape 'Creepy clowns craze': Girl, 13, threatened with rape
- October 19, 2016

The so-called " creepy clown " sightings have spread across more than 20 US states and parts of Canada leading to arrests, school warnings and police investigations. They also said the calls have stretched police resources and could impact on police response to more serious issues. He added that his ten-year-old daughter had asked him to walk her to school on Monday because she was afraid of "scary clowns popping out". (more...)
Canada's Love Note to the U.S. Might Make You Weep Canada's Love Note to the U.S. Might Make You Weep
- October 19, 2016

However, at least one commentator in the US wonders if there's a little Canadian self-interest in the campaign. The short minute-and-a-half piece features a group of Canadians sharing cheerful messages to their US counterparts. "Seems America could use some cheering up right about now", the campaign's website states. Americans have a lot of political concerns to deal with apart from deciding who will be the next president. (more...)
Pause in Aleppo fighting not enough for aid
- October 19, 2016

Tuesday, Shoigu said. Merkel says she and France's President Francois Hollande will discuss Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a planned meeting on Ukraine in Berlin on Wednesday, but cautioned against expecting "miracles". (more...)
Boko Haram Ready To Release 83 More Chibok Girls Boko Haram Ready To Release 83 More Chibok Girls
- October 18, 2016

In an interview with Reuters Foundation, Mr. Shehu said leaders of the Islamic State-affiliated group released 21 girls on Thursday to assure the Buhari administration their faction held the girls. Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed said Thursday's release was "the first step" for the liberation of all the remaining girls, the BBC reported . (more...)
Uni-leaver: Tesco pull Marmite and Unilever products over price row Uni-leaver: Tesco pull Marmite and Unilever products over price row
- October 18, 2016

Mr Roberts said: "This is all about the consumer". It was all down to a price battle with the major supplier Unilever. We're taking a stance here to do what's right by the consumer. Tesco weren't insane about that idea, and swiftly moved to list all Unilever products on its site as "unavailable". Shares in both Tesco and Unilever were still lower in NY trading after the deal was announced. (more...)
25 killed in Vietnam floods as new typhoon approaches 25 killed in Vietnam floods as new typhoon approaches
- October 18, 2016

The Observatory had issued Standby Signal No 1 at 9.20 p.m. on Sunday. Rappler quoting Pagasa said Typhoon Karen maintained its strength as it exited PAR, with maximum winds of up to 130kph and gusts of up to 200kph. Even through the center of the storm is expected to track well to the south of Taiwan, bands of heavy rain could trigger flash flooding in the southeastern portion of the country on Thursday. (more...)
Australia refugee camp 'amounts to torture': Amnesty Australia refugee camp 'amounts to torture': Amnesty
- October 18, 2016

Michael Pezzullo was grilled about the human rights watchdog's report during a late night Senate estimates hearing, despite him not having yet seen the document, which was released late on Monday. "The government here says they don't have any equipment to measure eyesight", an Iranian mother of two told Amnesty. The legal process is stalled four years ago and those who obtained refugee status and settled in one of those countries escaped back to the detention center after the violence of the ... (more...)
An End to US-Philippine Defense Cooperation?
- October 18, 2016

Duterte again said he does not mind severing ties with the United States in the future. Yasay said breaking the "shackling dependency" on the United States to address various security threats was imperative if the Philippines was to end its subservience. (more...)
Turkey says Shi'ite role in Iraq's Mosul battle will 'increase problems' Turkey says Shi'ite role in Iraq's Mosul battle will 'increase problems'
- October 18, 2016

Iraqi state TV reported Thursday that the Foreign Ministry has asked the council to "shoulder its responsibility" and "intensify global support" ahead of a major Iraqi military operation to take back Mosul from Daesh militants, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
Mariota throws 3 TDs as Titans beat winless Browns 28-26 Mariota throws 3 TDs as Titans beat winless Browns 28-26
- October 17, 2016

HIs rating was 105.3, but Kessler was blasted all day on his tender chest/rib area. But the Browns managed just 40 yards on 15 carries. Gave ourselves a chance at that time. Prior to the game, Wright had caught just three passes for 23 yards, missing the season's first three games due to the injury. The Browns have lost their past nine games and 16 of their last 17 dating back to the 2015 season. (more...)
A look at the women making allegations against Donald Trump
- October 17, 2016

The idea the election is unfairly tilted against Trump has become a resurgent theme for the NY billionaire and many of his supporters in the past several days as he's slipped in preference polls and faced allegations of sexual misconduct. (more...)
PM to soon visit Jayalalithaa: Pon PM to soon visit Jayalalithaa: Pon
- October 17, 2016

Rajinikanth visited the hospital around 6.15 pm on Sunday and left the hospital around 6.40 am. Jayalalithaa has been admitted to Apollo hospital following symptoms of dehydration and fever since September 22. It has also said she is on respiratory support. "We want her to discharge her duties as Chief Minister as soon as possible". On October 11, acting Governor C Vidyasagar Rao reallocated her portfolios to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam. (more...)
US, South Korea say latest North Korea missile launch fails
- October 17, 2016

Japan, the USA and South Korea had anticipated a missile launch October 10, the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers' Party, but none occurred. North Korea has not commented on this incident yet. But experts say the North's scientists learn from each failure. The missile would have been able to reach the US military bases in Japan, and if it were directed to South Korea, officials would have just a few minutes to react accordingly. (more...)
Cauvery protests: Opposition parties stage rail roko across Tamil Nadu Cauvery protests: Opposition parties stage rail roko across Tamil Nadu
- October 17, 2016

Deivasigamani, president of Federation of Farmers' Associations, had said on 6 October. DMK south district secretary and former minister KN Nehru will stage a protest at Srirangam railway junction. The demonstration came days after a high-level technical team completed its inspection of the Cauvery basin region in Tamil Nadu to analyse the situation in the state. (more...)
US ready to support Iraq in Mosul fight
- October 17, 2016

A coalition of myriad and sometimes rival Iraqi forces - including the US-led coalition, Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi government forces - will have to fight their way through IS defenses to reach the city, in some cases over distances of dozens of kilometers. (more...)
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri lauds Amartey ahesd of Chelsea clash
- October 17, 2016

What happened to us was very good. Leicester City captain Wes Morgan concedes the Premier League champions are feeling the loss of former midfielder N'Golo Kante. Now we have to react again in time for Tuesday. "He is a good manager, a good man and I have a good relationship with him." . Meanwhile, Eden Hazard revealed he held two fingers aloft on each hand after scoring his goal in a tribute to Chelsea team-mate Willian, who missed the match to fly home to Brazil after the death of his ... (more...)
Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo
- October 16, 2016

The United Nations estimated Thursday that 406 people have been killed and 1,384 wounded from September 23 to October 8. Warplanes belonging to Russian Federation and the Syrian government conducted a massive air raid on targets in rebel-held areas of Aleppo Thursday night into Friday morning, according to a monitor group. (more...)
Britain, France seek solutions for Calais migrant camp kids
- October 16, 2016

It is understood that the United Kingdom plans to take over 300 children, although charity Safe Passage, which is working alongside the British government in its efforts to bring children in before French authorities close the camp, says it has not seen operational plans detailing how they will be transferred. (more...)
UK PM offers MPs Brexit scrutiny
- October 16, 2016

The Labour Party opposition has forced a parliamentary debate on a motion calling for lawmakers "properly to scrutinize" Britain's position, as uncertainty about what kind of deal the U.K.is seeking with the European Union rattles business leaders and currency markets. (more...)
Former NFL, Auburn LB Quentin Groves dies at age 32 Former NFL, Auburn LB Quentin Groves dies at age 32
- October 16, 2016

There is no official word on the cause of Groves' death, but early reports are that it was due to a heart attack . He earned first-team All-SEC honors as both a junior and a senior, and his senior class won more games (50) at Auburn than any other class in school history. (more...)
Anschutz's Desert Trip mega-concert draws crowd of a certain age
- October 15, 2016

Later, men in hazmat suits acted as though they were spraying the grounds. Young then stuck around to duet again on " Why Don't We Do It In The Road? ". They didn't mind, but said the older concertgoers are "very aggressive". A highlight was " Down By the River ", which became an extended 10-minute jam, with Young shredding his well-worn Les Paul. (more...)
Saturday storm could be in the Top 10 for Western Washington Saturday storm could be in the Top 10 for Western Washington
- October 15, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A tornado struck an OR beach town Friday, sending debris flying and toppling power lines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest . An intense storm system taking direct aim at the Pacific Northwest on Saturday contains the DNA of a super typhoon mixed with the heritage of a classic fall storm. (more...)
Egypt finds other sources after halt in Saudi fuel shipments Egypt finds other sources after halt in Saudi fuel shipments
- October 14, 2016

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday defended Egypt's decision to vote for a United Nations resolution on Syria strongly opposed by Saudi Arabia, in a rare public dispute between the allies. The timing of the deposit makes clear it was received before a suspension of petroleum aid by Saudi Arabia, which began on October 1 and had raised questions over the fate of Saudi aid destined for Egypt. (more...)
Putin accuses France, US of provoking Russian veto on UNSC Syria resolution
- October 14, 2016

He described the situation in Syria as "intolerable", adding that there was no military solution and negotiations were the only way to end the five-year war. Moscow has come under mounting worldwide pressure over the rising civilian death toll from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Russian-backed campaign to take east Aleppo, including Western accusations of possible war crimes. (more...)
Josh Donaldson's Mad Dash Sweeps Away Rangers, Sends Blue Jays To ALCS
- October 14, 2016

Technically a walk-off, but in reality a head-first dive into the next round. It was Russell Martin who said it best, four days ago: Revenge is the best revenge. You give me an inch, I take it and, sometimes, win a series along with it. Nope, Texas is out of comebacks and still out of answers when it comes to beating the Blue Jays. (more...)
Email Leak: Hillary Camp says they should Email Leak: Hillary Camp says they should "Never Talk About" Bill Clinton
- October 14, 2016

He adds that "the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic". Ms Palmieri, who was at the think tank at the time, responded that Catholicism "is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion". "There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle-ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church", Voices for Progress President Sandy Newman wrote. (more...)
Saddam Hussein operated secret torture chamber in NY Saddam Hussein operated secret torture chamber in NY
- October 14, 2016

The detention room was equipped with sturdy doors that were near-impossible to break in or out of, and buried so deep that victims' screams could not be heard. They all carried a 9MM semiautomatic pistol and had access to several Kalashnikov rifles on the premise, the officials said. The second was the communications centre, used to send encrypted messages back to Baghdad. (more...)
Man Killed In CT From Illinois, Crash May Have Been Intentional Man Killed In CT From Illinois, Crash May Have Been Intentional
- October 13, 2016

The instructor told investigators there was some kind of argument or struggle for the controls, He claims the student pilot said he didn't want to fly anymore and intentionally crashed the plane. "The crash happened near Pratt & Whitney, a manufacturer of aircraft engines for both civil and military aviation". The twin-engine plane went down in Hartford as it was approaching a local airport on Tuesday. (more...)
Don't spread rumours on Jaya's health, says Naidu
- October 13, 2016

CPI (M) state Secretary G Ramakrishnan also visited Apollo Hospitals and wished speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa. Saraswathi also said the Chief Minister should take rest and that "she will return home soon". Vijayan said the two had come to "convey the collective good wishes of the people of Kerala". The locals of the State are very curious to know the health of their chief minister and Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed to know her situation and her real condition. (more...)
Lashkar-e-Taiba suffered maximum damage in surgical strikes
- October 13, 2016

He said Pakistan was a country of 200 million people and blessed with such a remarkable geo strategic location that no country on earth could isolate it. They only admitted that two of their soldiers were killed in cross border firing. "India thinks as the disobedience movement pro-longs, people will get exhausted and resume their normal business, but it doesn't realize that this policy has already turned Kashmir into a volcano that will explode repeatedly with a bang", he said. (more...)
Mike Hookem Accuses Steven Woolfe Of Starting 'Attack' At Ukip MEP Meeting
- October 12, 2016

European Parliament President Martin Schultz said he had referred the "extremely serious" episode to a conduct committee, which could suspend the two lawmakers from voting or cut their allowances. In his statement, Mr Woolfe added: "As a precaution, I am being kept in overnight awaiting secondary tests to make sure everything is fine". The incident happened on Woolfe's 49th birthday. (more...)
Hillary Clinton expected to speak at Wayne State University today Hillary Clinton expected to speak at Wayne State University today
- October 12, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wasted little time Monday in attacking her Republican opponent - using her Wayne State University appearance to rebut a number of Donald Trump's claims during their second debate Sunday night. (more...)