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American Woman, Family Held by Afghan Captors Since 2012 Finally Freed

American Woman, Family Held by Afghan Captors Since 2012 Finally Freed It added: "The operation by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from US authorities, was successful; all hostages were recovered safe and sound". Both men were working as teachers at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul when they were forcibly kidnapped from a vehicle in August 2016. [Full Article...]

Arrested US consulate worker in Turkey will meet lawyer on Friday - minister

Arrested US consulate worker in Turkey will meet lawyer on Friday - minister Ambassador Bass said the decision to suspend visas was a hard one for the State Department. Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday that Turkey has received the request of the United States to solve the ongoing visa spat between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. [Full Article...]

Has Apple enlisted LG for foldable iPhone display?

Has Apple enlisted LG for foldable iPhone display? The iPhone manufacturers partnered with their top competitor, as Samsung is the only company that can supply Apple with the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens needed for their brand new, bezel-less iPhone X . That's been changing with the likes of the LG V30 and Google Pixel 2, both with LGD OLED displays. Apple Watch demand the biggest positive surprise -potentially doubling re... [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Origin DLC Details Revealed

Assassin's Creed Origin DLC Details Revealed In the former, Bayek, the protagonist, will travel to the Sinai Peninsula years after the events of Assassin's Creed Origins' main story, continuing the growth of the Brotherhood of Assassins while fighting an occupying Roman force. Thanks to a glitch in the Animus, players will be able to engage in epic battles against Egyptian gods in Trials of the Gods. " Assassin's Creed Origins " is set t... [Full Article...]

Worst air pollution levels ever in Bay Area

Worst air pollution levels ever in Bay Area Residents should also avoid exercising outside if they smell smoke . Winds of over 50 miles per hour spread 22 distinct wildfires in Northern California since Sunday. "We are proud to team up with all of the Bay Area professional sports teams to support North Bay disaster relief efforts." Air quality before 7 a.m. [Full Article...]

Sensex Jumps 348 Points On Earnings Optimism; Nifty Nears 10100

USA stocks reacted mutedly to the minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting, according to a Reuters report. Out of 1,941 stocks traded on the NSE, 367 declined, 1100 advanced and 474 remained unchanged today. Both indexes ended at their highest since September 21. The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 0.55% at 16,024, whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 0.61% at 16,996. [Full Article...]

EC issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan

EC issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan PTI leader Babar Awan declared the ECP decision unconstitutional and said the party will file a petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict. The petitioner alleged that Khan received almost $3 million in foreign funds that were collected through two offshore companies. The PTI rejected the electoral body's order to arrest their party chief, terming the move "illegal". [Full Article...]

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to be held on November 9

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to be held on November 9 When AK Jyoti was asked if Gujarat election will be held in two phases, he said that it was yet to be decided. The last date for filing nominations will be October 23 while the scrutiny and withdrawal of nominations will be allowed till October 24. [Full Article...]

Oculus VR announces £199 Go headset, cuts Rift pricing

Oculus VR announces £199 Go headset, cuts Rift pricing Furthermore, Oculus will be selling Gear VR like controllers with the Oculus Go . Oculus did switch from OLED to LCD, however, and the frame rate is still unknown. However, the company says that not everyone has the room or location in their homes for setting up multiple sensors and cameras for full tracking. The headset would start shipping from early next year. [Full Article...]

McConnell Pulls Out the Stops to Smooth Path for Trump's Judicial Nominees

McConnell Pulls Out the Stops to Smooth Path for Trump's Judicial Nominees McConnell discussed the change in an interview with the Weekly Standard that was noted by several publications, including Politico and the Washington Post . But with Republicans struggling to make good on their key agenda items - they have, so far, failed to repeal ObamaCare and there are early signs of trouble on tax reform - the courts offer perhaps the best path to the GOP and Trump securi... [Full Article...]

Columbia's Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru's Renato Tapia

Columbia's Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru's Renato Tapia Peru haven't qualified for the World Cup since 1982. Of those sides, Peru was the weakest on paper and had the dimmest aura. Asked by Colombian media in the mixed zone after the match what he'd said to Peru's captain Paolo Guerrero, Falcao said: "We knew what was happening in the other matches, we were playing with (the knowledge of) the other results and in that moment (I tried) to transm... [Full Article...]

Agreement on Gaza reached with Fatah, Hamas leader says

Agreement on Gaza reached with Fatah, Hamas leader says The West Bank and the Gaza Strip have remained politically and administratively divided since 2007 when Hamas wrested control of the strip from Fatah following several days of street fighting. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the talks in Cairo had been "serious and deep". Palestine's ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent Representative to the Arab League Jamal Shobaki also said that Presid... [Full Article...]

Spanish PM gives Catalonia leader 5 days to clarify stand

Spanish PM gives Catalonia leader 5 days to clarify stand He demanded that the regional government clarify whether it now considered itself independent following a speech by Puigdemont on Tuesday night during which he said that he would proceed with the secession but would suspend it for a few weeks to facilitate negotiations. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump dismisses the Iran nuclear accord once again

He did not think either was true. Trump "threw a fit", a person familiar with the meeting told the Post . If Trump declines to certify the Iran deal, it would open a 60-day window in which USA congressional leaders could move quickly to reimpose sanctions on Tehran suspended under the agreement. [Full Article...]

White Widow' Sally Jones 'killed in United States drone strike in Syria'

White Widow' Sally Jones 'killed in United States drone strike in Syria' Jones, who before her jihadi days was once a singer in a punk band, has been the subject of years of fascination by the British press. However, she - and possibly her son - were actually killed in June during an air-strike by a US Air Force Predator, The Sun reported. [Full Article...]

SA Girl Scouts react to girls being allowed into Boy Scouts

SA Girl Scouts react to girls being allowed into Boy Scouts The Boy Scouts of America says they made a decision to include girls to help busy families consolidate programs for their children. In Australia both boys and girls have been able to join scouts since as far back as 1971. But the new direction is still a big concern for Butler. "I think families have spoken enough that they want it", Hart said. Recently, Bernadette has stayed at home while... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm takes a $773 million hit in its fight against Apple

Qualcomm takes a $773 million hit in its fight against Apple A San Diego-based company hit with a multi-million dollar fine by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) following an investigation says it will be appealing the decision. This is not the first time that Qualcomm has been fined, South Korea and China have also fined Qualcomm in the last 2 years and Apple is involved in a series of lawsuits globally against Qualcomm over similar practices. [Full Article...]

Honeypreet Insan, Sukhdeep Kaur sent to three-day police remand

Honeypreet Insan, Sukhdeep Kaur sent to three-day police remand Honeypreet's police remand was extended by three days till October 13 by a court on Tuesday. A convoy of about half-a-dozen cars with officers of Panchkula police have brought her to Ram Rahim's palatial farmhouse in the village where he was born. [Full Article...]

"Defence data stolen from firm using 'admin' and 'guest" as credentials

Pyne said that the breach did not poorly reflect on the government or on standards it imposed on suppliers to defence contracts. Bill Shorten says he's lost for words over the breach. "South Australia has a strong Defence industry, and QinetiQ's new office demonstrates their confidence in and commitment to Australia and Australian jobs", Pyne said. [Full Article...]

Vigilance probe ordered against Oommen Chandy

Vigilance probe ordered against Oommen Chandy Two former Congress MLAs- Benny Behanan and Thamapanoor have also been brought under the ambit of the probe.The government had also sought legal opinion of the Advocate General and Director General of Prosecutions (DGP) into the commission's findings following which it was chose to launch proceedings against them. [Full Article...]


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