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Messenger Lite comes to the UK, US, Ireland, and Canada

Messenger Lite comes to the UK, US, Ireland, and Canada If you're interested in giving the 10Mb Messenger Lite a try, you can download it now from the Google Play Store . There's still no plan for an iOS version, though. The new rollout could help Facebook attract more teens to Messenger , both traditional and Lite . People seem to enjoy its simple nature and data-friendly approach, even if they do have high-end smartphones. [Full Article...]

"Burqa-ban": Amid criticism, Austria imposes ban on full-face veils

Those who defy the ban could face a fine of almost $180. This " burqa " obsession was brought into action by the outgoing centrist government of Chancellor Christian Kern. A News.com.au's man-on-the-street interview featured one Emma Schwaiger who said: "It's not right that those living here don't show their faces". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Justices Suggest They'll Split on Workers' Class-Action Rights

Supreme Court Justices Suggest They'll Split on Workers' Class-Action Rights The concept of needing a Welsh member of the highest court in the United Kingdom had been rejected as "premature" by a former deputy high court judge in 2015. He did seem to be enjoying himself, however, frequently smiling and even winking at guests of the justices in the reserved seating section to his left. [Full Article...]

President Trump doesn't let up on criticism of San Juan mayor

President Trump doesn't let up on criticism of San Juan mayor He also said the stockpiles of fuel have increased to 600,000 barrels of diesel and 722,000 barrels of gasoline. Still, in that same interview, Kardashian West, who voted for Hillary Clinton, said her 4-year-old daughter with husband Kanye West would make a better president than Trump . [Full Article...]

The Palestinian government meets in Gaza, a first since 2014

The Palestinian government meets in Gaza, a first since 2014 Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (C) is surrounded by security as he waves following his arrival at the Erez border crossing in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on October 2, 2017. "We disagree with Hamas ideologically, but we cannot deny that they are part of the Palestinian people". "The agenda is crowded with ideas and projects", Culture Minister Ehad Bseisso said. [Full Article...]

'Unimaginable Cruelty': Late-Night Hosts Grapple With Las Vegas Shooting

'Unimaginable Cruelty': Late-Night Hosts Grapple With Las Vegas Shooting Support for stricter gun laws often spikes temporarily following mass shootings. On Monday evening, officials said that at least 59 people had been killed and 527 more were injured . "This is very improbable in Congress with its partisan polarization and because populations in more Republican, rural states tend to be against gun control". [Full Article...]

Adityanath drops Taj Mahal from UP's heritage list

Adityanath drops Taj Mahal from UP's heritage list While listing the popular tourist destinations in the state, the tourism ministry has mentioned temples from Mathura , Ayodhya and Gorakhpur but has made a decision to drop one of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal . It even includes the Gorakhpur temple, to which the Chief Minister is the main priest of. The brochure highlights the religious and cultural significance of Varanasi a... [Full Article...]

"No evidence" of shots fired at University of Southern California

The university issued a shelter in place order, which has since been lifted. LAPD first received reports of possible gunshots at 12:17 p.m. from the 3500 block of University Avenue. Some shelter-in-place alerts remain in effect on parts of the campus, but university officials said the USC Village is open again. She didn't have any additional information. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation just gave North Korea's internet a big boost

Russian Federation just gave North Korea's internet a big boost That's significant at a time when the U.S.is ramping up pressure on Chinese companies to sever business ties with North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests. North Korea is believed to have driven various high-profile cyberattacks recently, targeting prominent financial institutions as well as Sony Pictures, CNN reported . [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooting claims the lives of two Canadians

Las Vegas shooting claims the lives of two Canadians She wrote his name down on his arm, then looked up his family on Facebook and started messaging them. His grandmother Ann Norman told CTV News that McIldoon was an only child who had a big heart and cared deeply about his family. "You were one of the kindest, amusing and most honest guys I know", said Alina Diaconu. "I'm in so much shock". Jody Ansell, of Stonewall, Man., was among the injured... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Kills 'Groove' Music, Aligns With Spotify

Microsoft Kills 'Groove' Music, Aligns With Spotify The Windows Store will no longer sell you music, although according to Thurrott , you'll still be able to buy movies, TV shows, and ebooks (ebooks support was only added to the Store with the Windows 10 Creators Update ). Once you're signed into your account, you'll see a pop-up window from Spotify with instructions on how to login or create a Spotify account. Windows users have no shortage ... [Full Article...]

The Country Music Association organizes a Music City vigil for Las Vegas

The Country Music Association organizes a Music City vigil for Las Vegas At least 58 people were killed and 515 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. "I started this morning by finding out about it and being shell-shocked all morning, getting my kids ready for school", he began. [Full Article...]

US Reaper drone shot down by MANPAD in Yemen

US Reaper drone shot down by MANPAD in Yemen Later, the Houthis carry away the drone's debris and placed them in the back of a Toyota pickup truck, according to Reuters . This video shows the drone shortly after the explosion that brought it down, as the damaged spy plane gains velocity and starts to corkscrew towards its crash. [Full Article...]

As Usual, The NRA Goes Into Hiding After A Deadly Mass Shooting

As Usual, The NRA Goes Into Hiding After A Deadly Mass Shooting She writes in her book What Happened about how the United States needs to change its gun laws to prevent mass shootings. "Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get", she tweeted . "Until we face down the gun lobby and have the spine to take the steps necessary to protect our families, there is blood on our hands and this tragic, awful story will p... [Full Article...]

Tennessee nurse among first identified victims in Vegas shooting

Tennessee nurse among first identified victims in Vegas shooting He is one of at least 50 victims after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the news spread, many people lefts words of condolences and support on Sonny's Facebook page Monday. "He loved his family and my children like his own". In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Sonny Melton's relative Larry said, "He is a fine young man". [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg says sorry for causing divisions through Facebook

Zuckerberg says sorry for causing divisions through Facebook Facebook on Monday handed over to congressional investigators 3,000 advertisements that appeared to have been bought by Russian sources before, during and after last year's USA presidential election. Facebook also recently announced that it would turn over copies of the ads the aforementioned Russian troll farm had bought from June 2015 to May 2017. [Full Article...]

At least 15 people killed in multiple bomb attacks in Damascus

At least 15 people killed in multiple bomb attacks in Damascus The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on October 2 that a vehicle bomb went off near a police station in the Syrian capital's Al-Midan neighborhood, before two suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts. The unidentified strike came near the town of Sukhna in a region where Syria's government and allied fighters are battling the militant Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Navy Training Aircraft Reported Missing

Navy Training Aircraft Reported Missing A T-45 Goshawk assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 1 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) on March 20, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean. Check back for more information as this story develops. The U.S. Navy said it was investigating reports of a military jet that crashed near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, on Sunday evening, as it appeared unlik... [Full Article...]

After Las Vegas, don't tell Americans gun control is off the table

After Las Vegas, don't tell Americans gun control is off the table Wall Street stocks rose early Monday, adding to records, following strong worldwide economic data and ahead of a heavy calendar of U.S. economic reports. Several politicians are also expressing their outrage at the current state of gun violence in the country. In response, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton (D.) said he would refuse to participate in a House of Representatives moment of silence. [Full Article...]

USA wins 7th straight Presidents Cup — Sunday's golf

USA wins 7th straight Presidents Cup — Sunday's golf The last point came from Phil Mickelson , a 47-year-old on an American team that featured six players in their 20s. Tipped to succeed Nick Price as worldwide captain, South African great Els called for an overhaul of "logistics, scheduling, selection process (and) course set-up" for the next instalment at Royal Melbourne in December 2019. [Full Article...]


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