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Saudi women drivers will jumpstart auto and insurance markets

Saudi women drivers will jumpstart auto and insurance markets Statistics show that an increase in auto numbers on the roads inevitably leads to a rise in vehicle accidents. Saudi Arabian state television announced on Tuesday evening that women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom, with driving licenses to be issued to men and women alike from next summer. [Full Article...]

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit Lest IKEA customers spend precious weekends and vacation days assembling affordable furniture based on wordless instructions, the company has announced it will buy San Francisco-based on-demand task-doer service TaskRabbit, i.e. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch reported TaskRabbit previously raised $38 million from investors like Founders Fund, First Round, Floodgat... [Full Article...]

Toddler shoots two children with handgun in daycare centre

Toddler shoots two children with handgun in daycare centre The Associated Press said the Wednesday morning shooting occurred at a home day mind office in Dearborn, around 10 miles outside of Detroit . The other boy -who was shot in the face - is in a stable condition at the Children's Hospital of MI, reported the Detroit Free Press . [Full Article...]

UN Visit to Myanmar's Rohingya Region Postponed

UN Visit to Myanmar's Rohingya Region Postponed At least 14 Rohingya people - all women and children - have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, police say. Police official Chailaw Marma said at least 10 injured people were being treated at a hospital in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. [Full Article...]

How Bad Is the Anti-Dumping Ruling for Bombardier, Inc.?

How Bad Is the Anti-Dumping Ruling for Bombardier, Inc.? LONDON, Sept 28 ( Reuters ) - Prime Minister Theresa May told USA planemaker Boeing on Thursday that its behaviour in a trade dispute with Canada's Bombardier was undermining its commercial relationship with Britain. "The subsidization of goods by foreign governments is something that the Trump Administration takes very seriously, and we will continue to evaluate and verify the accuracy of thi... [Full Article...]

USA health secretary says will repay travel on private planes

USA health secretary says will repay travel on private planes Charter plane operators estimated 24 flights would have cost $300,000, Politico reported . The HHS inspector general's office previously said the agency is reviewing Price's charter flights to see if they violated government travel regulations. [Full Article...]

Israel only occupies 2% of West Bank, says United States ambassador

Israel only occupies 2% of West Bank, says United States ambassador Out of some 400 Palestinian attacks tracked by Israel since September 2015, about 18 percent of assailants were driven by personal issues, according to Israel's Shin Bet security agency. policy but the fact that the occupation refers to the whole of the West Bank and East Jerusalem". Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called Friedman's comments "false and misleading". [Full Article...]

Catalonia conflict: Barcelona's mayor calls on European Union to mediate

Catalonia conflict: Barcelona's mayor calls on European Union to mediate The students gathered outside a building at the University of Barcelona in the center of the Catalan capital on Thursday to defend the region's right to hold an independence referendum . The mayor of Barcelona says the European Commission should mediate between the Spanish and Catalan governments to break a political deadlock over the future of the northeastern region. [Full Article...]

Attention, James Bond villains: Aston Martin is building a submarine

Attention, James Bond villains: Aston Martin is building a submarine Designed in collaboration with submarine maker Triton Submarines , Project Neptune is meant to combine the best of Triton's diving and submarine operation experience with Aston Martin's luxury design and craftsmanship. Patrick Lahey, president of Triton Submarines, said: "We have always admired Aston Martin ". Despite having four motors its top speed of under 4mph makes it by a long way th... [Full Article...]

ISIS Chief Calls On Jihadists To 'Resist', In Apparent Recording

ISIS Chief Calls On Jihadists To 'Resist', In Apparent Recording The Islamic State had last released a speech by al-Baghdadi in November 2016. The recording, which was released by the official ISIS media wing, makes reference to North Korea "threatening America and Japan with nuclear power", but it wasn't clear if that was based on the most recent round of saber-rattling, Flashpoint said. [Full Article...]

I Will Negotiate With Dems on Health Care in Coming Months

I Will Negotiate With Dems on Health Care in Coming Months Because it allows him to concoct an even more ridiculous story: Trump continues to insist that the GOP has the votes to pass the Graham-Cassidy health-care proposal, but he needs a way to explain why it's not even voting on the bill. "I am excited to be working with President Trump on this initiative". They are Arizona's John McCain , Kentucky's Rand Paul and Maine's Susan Collins. [Full Article...]

Thai PM says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai

Thai PM says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai The former prime minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been given a five-year jail sentence for her role in an allegedly corrupt scheme involving subsidies to rice farmers. Yingluck is believed to have fled the country ahead of the verdict day that was originally scheduled last month. Yingluck's government was overthrown in a military coup in 2014. [Full Article...]

Nokia's popular 3310 feature phone to get 3G connectivity

Nokia's popular 3310 feature phone to get 3G connectivity The phone will go on sale in Australia from October 16. The Nokia 3310 now has more spacing between the buttons which the company claims helps users dial, text and tweet more comfortably. However for those in the U.S. who want the Nokia 3310, you could be in luck because HMD Global has recently taken the wraps off the Nokia 3310 3G. Responding to this request, HMD has finally responded and h... [Full Article...]

United States slaps sanctions on 8 North Korean banks

United States slaps sanctions on 8 North Korean banks The most recent tweet reiterated parts of Trump's first speech before the U.N. General Assembly last week in NY. "That's called the military option", he continued, adding, "if we have to take it, we will". In Moscow, Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was working behind the scenes to find a political solution and that using sanctions against North Korea was nearly exhausted. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Finance Minister indicted by Islamabad Accountability Court

Pakistan Finance Minister indicted by Islamabad Accountability Court Dar is believed to have sworn that his assets were accumulated by fair means and said he will prove his innocence, Geo TV reported. The corruption case , pertaining to Dar's owning assets that are disproportionate to his known sources of income, was filed by the National Accountability Bureau in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case. [Full Article...]

Trump's North Korea tweet 'newsworthy'

Trump's North Korea tweet 'newsworthy' Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said war on the Korean peninsula would have no victor. "A war on the Korean peninsula will have no winners and would be even worse for the region and regional countries", Lu told a regular news briefing. [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson Release Could Happen Monday

OJ Simpson Release Could Happen Monday Simpson's parole was granted in July this year, by the state parole board, which set Sunday, October 1st as the day he will be eligible for parole . Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson's lawyer in Las Vegas, didn't respond to questions about a release plan. He will report to the state Division of Parole and Probation. [Full Article...]

Asylum seekers from Manus, Nauru on their way to the US

Asylum seekers from Manus, Nauru on their way to the US They will arrive in the United States via the Philippines and Qatar, and will settle in population centers including in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the Daily Telegraph. "It raises the level of anxiety and uncertainty and that's been magnified by the fact that USA officials have indicated that while they expect that there will be other groups being processed, it could take as long to process the... [Full Article...]

Venezuela slams new United States travel ban as 'psychological terrorism'

Venezuela slams new United States travel ban as 'psychological terrorism' Venezuela accused the United States on Monday of "psychological terrorism" created to bring down the government after it was included in a list of eight countries targeted by a travel ban. The new travel ban prohibits entry of certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate family members as nonimmigrants on some business and tourism visas. [Full Article...]

Japan PM Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election

Japan PM Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election When the ABC asked Tobias Harris, a Japan analyst for Teneo Intelligence and Economy what impact she might have on the election, he said: "Her party looks increasingly capable of gaining at the LDP's [Mr Abe's party's] expense". The media-savvy former TV announcer - often floated as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - is looking to repeat that success nationally. [Full Article...]


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