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Global Climber crushed by Yosemite rockfall was on 'dream' trip with wife
Author: 0 Climber crushed by Yosemite rockfall was on 'dream' trip with wife

There's no word on his condition. The massive new hunk of granite broke off Thursday at the park's mountaineering mecca of El Capitan, injuring Evans and sending out huge plumes of white dust. But Gediman said all of the rock falls combined on Wednesday weighed 1,300 tons (1,100 metric tons). He dived on top of me as soon as he could see what was going to happen.

Global Civil Aviation Authority threatens legal action against Ryanair
Author: 0 Civil Aviation Authority threatens legal action against Ryanair

The Dublin-based carrier has been plagued by a pilot shortage that has led it to axe thousands of flights - and has now extended cancellation plans to early 2018. The airline company has allegedly failed to give customers accurate information on their rights. Nicola Sturgeon has attacked Ryanair's "deeply regrettable" decision to cancel scores of flights from Scotland and backed the Civil Aviation Authority's legal warnings to the airline over misleading passengers about their ...

Global Kelly trying to restrict Kushner's access to Trump
Author: 0 Kelly trying to restrict Kushner's access to Trump

Politico reported Monday that Kushner used a personal account to send messages to senior White House officials and outside advisers about media coverage, planning events, and other issues. In a July 2016 letter that essentially exonerated Clinton of any wrongdoing, former FBI Director James Comey said that it was that handling of classified information that Clinton was investigated for.

Global Trump attacks Puerto Rican mayor for 'nasty' comments amid island's crisis
Author: 0 Trump attacks Puerto Rican mayor for 'nasty' comments amid island's crisis

Trump , who is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico and possibly the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday , has come under increasing criticism for his administration's response to Maria . Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan in overall command of military operations to aid Puerto Rico in recovering from the storm. Rihanna on Thursday shared an image with the president of the New York Daily News's September 27 front page which read , "No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying ..." The ...

Global PA Supreme Court Opens Door To Review Of School Funding
Author: 0 PA Supreme Court Opens Door To Review Of School Funding

In its decision to hear Janus v. AFSCME , the U.S. Supreme Court is acceding to the policy goals of corporate CEOs, the wealthiest 1 percent and political extremists who have been funding these attacks on ordinary working people for decades, NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said today.

Author: 0 Pro-independence Catalans hold large rally ahead of referendum

While the referendum has gained massive support, including from former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, the Spanish Prime Minister has declared the vote as "illegal". -March 2014: Spain's Constitutional Court rules that Catalonia can't go ahead with a planned November 9 vote on its independence, as all Spaniards must be allowed to cast a ballot.

Global Johnston Mom, 30 Arrested After She Going Europe Vacation in Germany
Author: 0 Johnston Mom, 30 Arrested After She Going Europe Vacation in Germany

Police placed the children with relatives and notified Macke in Germany that she had to return home, Fox News reported. Johnston police Lt. Tyler Tompkins disclosed to Des Moines TV slot KCCI that Macke's sitter choices all failed to work out, so she exited the two 12-year-olds in control.

Global Liam Neeson Declares Himself
Author: 0 Liam Neeson Declares Himself "Unretired" From Action Movies

Speaking at a premiere of Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House , Neeson added: " Someone asked me what the definition of patriotism is and I think it's being able to stand up and remind this country what it's doing wrong ". Yet his action credits are undeniably impressive, too. Trump's administration and several of the president's allies are entangled in investigations into whether the billionaire's campaign sought help from Russian operative during last year's presidential ...

Global Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November
Author: 0 Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November

He will visit Japan , South Korea , China , Vietnam and the Philippines from November 3 to 14. "The president's engagements will strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

Global Putin critic Navalny detained by police before pre-election rally
Author: 0 Putin critic Navalny detained by police before pre-election rally

Navalny had planned to travel to the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod where he was to lead a rally, the latest in a series of demonstrations he has organized across Russian Federation, when he was detained early Friday. Authorities have refused to give permission... The Kremlin has dismissed Navalny, who has faced repeated jailings and criminal cases, as an urbanite out of touch with people living in Russia's 11 time zones where President Vladimir Putin draws his support from.

Global Wisma Putra imposes travel ban to North Korea
Author: 0 Wisma Putra imposes travel ban to North Korea

Due to the prolonged tension, the match was postponed to Oct 5, only five days before the match against Hong Kong on Oct 10. FAM general secretary Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said they had informed AFC that the national team would be unable to travel to Pyongyang due to the directive from the Foreign Ministry.

Global North Korea, Russia officials meet in Moscow to discuss cooperation
Author: 0 North Korea, Russia officials meet in Moscow to discuss cooperation

White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster defended Mr Trump's rhetoric and said he agreed the risk was that Kim might fail to realise the danger he and his country faced. "On Russia's part, it wants to expand its clout in the Korean Peninsula, so North Korea would be aware it can make a middle man out of Putin". Last week, in his first speech to the UN General Assembly, Mr Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.

Global New recording suggests ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is still alive
Author: 0 New recording suggests ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is still alive

The apparent IS leader called on "soldiers of the caliphate" to pursue their "jihad", or holy war, and attacks. "Do not lay down your arms", Baghdadi said in the recording. The alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters worked for months to encircle Raqa, which had become a byword for the worst of Daesh's atrocities during its years under the militant rule.

Global Job in Jeopardy, Top US Health Official Keeps to Schedule
Author: 0 Job in Jeopardy, Top US Health Official Keeps to Schedule

Price's announcement came a day after President Donald Trump said he was unhappy with his health chief's expensive habit of using private planes instead of commercial flights, as is traditional for cabinet secretaries . or where there's been times we couldn't get to places when we needed to be there, ' he said. Since news of Price's travel emerged, other secretaries - including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt - were found to have traveled aboard private charter flights on routes where ...

Global Putin arrived in Ankara
Author: 0 Putin arrived in Ankara

The two Presidents will discuss the situation in Syria. Russian President Vladmir Putin said that Ankara and Moscow would work to "deepen coordination" on ending the over six-year civil war in Syria. The Syria deal helped warm up ties and restore bilateral trade and the flow of Russian tourists to Turkey, halted in the wake of the 2015 plane incident.

Global Yashwant Sinha to BJP: Stop blaming previous govts for economic downfall
Author: 0 Yashwant Sinha to BJP: Stop blaming previous govts for economic downfall

Attacking Sinha, he said: "I must confess that I do not have the luxury as yet of being a former finance minister". Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday he chose to speak out after the government remained silent over "worrying" GDP data, standing by his earlier criticism of the Centre over the handling of the economy .

Global Yosemite Rockfall Kills One Person, Injures Another
Author: 0 Yosemite Rockfall Kills One Person, Injures Another

Climber Kevin Jorgeson said he and climbing partner Tommy Caldwell witnessed a massive rock fall in the same area while they prepared for a trek that made them the first people to free-climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in 2015. Officials did not identify the person who was killed or the person who was injured. "Once we saw how quickly it dissipated, we knew it wasn't a fire".

Global Bali evacuees surge as volcano threat grows
Author: 0 Bali evacuees surge as volcano threat grows

Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for Mt. Agung in Bali to level 4, the highest alert level classification, signifying the possibility of volcanic eruption. Five mobile sirens have been installed in the danger zone to warn residents in the event of an eruption. The volcano in Bali last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,100 people.

Global Supreme Court to hear major challenge to public-sector unions
Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear major challenge to public-sector unions

He sued the union, saying he does not agree with its positions and should not be forced to pay fees to support its work. He was one of three employees who took over a lawsuit originally filed by Illinois' Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. In 2016, a suit brought by California teachers was nearly universally expected to produce a full-on reversal of the 1977 holding, but the death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the Court deadlocked 4-4 on the case, leaving a circuit court decision in favor ...

Global Brawls in Uganda parliament for second day over presidential age limit
Author: 0 Brawls in Uganda parliament for second day over presidential age limit

The draft legislation must be published in the government gazette before it is debated in the National Assembly. Museveni himself has ducked the question of whether he is interested in more time in office. "The media must be left alone to independently inform and educate the public, including on the ongoing debates about the proposed constitutional amendment".

Global 'No Signs Of Torture' In Death Of Otto Warmbier
Author: 0 'No Signs Of Torture' In Death Of Otto Warmbier

Baba Warmbier, who spoke to American Fox television in past days, said that while he was on plane, his son was tied up on a stretcher and shaken to reveal his nerves while he was pulling out. The post-mortem report was conducted in lieu of an autopsy, family's request. Investigators only documented a few smalls scars to his body, and did not find evidence of any healing fractures that would have happened while he was in North Korea , Sammarco said.

Global Donald Trump tweeted about an Iranian missile test
Author: 0 Donald Trump tweeted about an Iranian missile test

Iran's new medium-range missile is suspected to be based from a North Korean design, which has a maximum range of almost 2,500 miles. However, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.

Global Trump to meet with Prime Minister of Spain
Author: 0 Trump to meet with Prime Minister of Spain

Considering there's a significant difference between the two roles, people were a bit confused - possibly even Rajoy himself, who appeared to whip his head around after first hearing Trump address him. The President had said earlier Tuesday that the USA and Spain are allies in the fight against terrorism, saying they share notes and intelligence. During the press briefing, the pair also mentioned the recent Barcelona terror attacks which killed 13 and injured 130 people.

Global Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive For The First Time
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive For The First Time

Women are not free to socialise with men outside of their immediate families, and can even be imprisoned for committing such an offence. For decades women drivers have faced arrest and harassment with several high profile protests. More recently in 2011, a woman was sentenced to 10 lashes for driving although Saudi's late King Abdullah overturned the sentence. In June this year, Saudi Arabia acquired 242 MAN buses to meet public transport demand.

Global Interpol Approves Membership for Palestine
Author: 0 Interpol Approves Membership for Palestine

However, five years ago the United Nations General Assembly upgraded the status of the Palestinians to "non-member state". The step fell short of full United Nations membership, but it had important legal implications in allowing the Palestinians access to global bodies, should they choose to join.

Global NFL Ratings drop after National Anthem Protests
Author: 0 NFL Ratings drop after National Anthem Protests

His early morning Twitter barbs came hours after the Dallas Cowboys , along with coaches and the team owner, collectively took a knee before their game Monday night in what they called a statement of equality and unity. While the NFL's players haven't been fully united in their forms of expression, or even in their stance on standing for the flag, Thomas doubts division will filter in and poison teams.

Global The Alabama Senate Primary Wasn't About Trump
Author: 0 The Alabama Senate Primary Wasn't About Trump

On Twitter , Trump posted a message hailing Moore's convincing win. Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, blamed presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the endorsement, telling TheDC it was a "shameful" move by Kushner.

Global Siemens Alstom merger creates European giant
Author: 0 Siemens Alstom merger creates European giant

The second person said Siemens' supervisory board would decide the matter on Tuesday, also describing Alstom as the frontrunner. Global headquarters and the rolling stock management team will be located in Paris, France, whilst headquarters for the Mobility Solutions business will be in Berlin, Germany, with a total of 62,300 employees across 60 countries.

Global Netanyahu praises work of IDF rescue team in Mexico
Author: 0 Netanyahu praises work of IDF rescue team in Mexico

Even with offices and businesses opening up again, it will take months or years for neighborhoods like Condesa to recover emotionally and physically from the quake and aftershocks, with numerous residents packing up belongings and moving out.

Global Critics Call Megyn Kelly 'Bride Of Frankenstein' After Watching 'Staged' New Show!
Author: 0 Critics Call Megyn Kelly 'Bride Of Frankenstein' After Watching 'Staged' New Show!

Other critics argued that in her new show , Kelly, 46, lost the sense of brainy persistence and integrity that made her the well-known reporter she once was. Here you have four seasoned comedy actors (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing , Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally), who, if nothing else, probably know how to be amusing and chatty and casual.

Global Saudi allows women to drive
Author: 0 Saudi allows women to drive

Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute of Gulf Affairs, a group often critical of the Saudi leadership, said the decision reflects the influence of reforms pushed by the crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman. She now lives in Australia. However, the date of the implementation of the decree is yet to be announced, and it is still not clear when the new drivers licenses would be available to Saudi women, who continue to face the yoke of a patriarchal society.

Global Labour Promise Limiting Law for Credit Card Debt
Author: 0 Labour Promise Limiting Law for Credit Card Debt

Leader Jeremy Corbyn has already pledged not to sign any more private finance deals. On Monday, Mr McDonnell also said that Labour planned to bring private finance initiative [PFI] contracts back into the public sector, emphasising that they would cost the taxpayer nearly £200bn over coming decades even as private companies pocketed substantial profits from them.

Global Oil prices rally after OPEC meeting
Author: 0 Oil prices rally after OPEC meeting

And that boom is being felt particularly in demand for so-called middle distillates - diesel, heating oil and jet fuel - and for petrochemical products. One of the top agenda items at the meeting held on September 22 was to monitor compliance, and OPEC officials were clearly much happier than they were a few months ago.

Global Hurricane Maria Still A Possible Threat To US East Coast
Author: 0 Hurricane Maria Still A Possible Threat To US East Coast

Maria is barely a hurricane as of Tuesday morning with 75 miles per hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center . "The people most able to leave - professionals, middle class - may well chose to leave", Watson said Sunday .

Global Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon
Author: 0 Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon

The Great Lakes region is usually the most volatile in the country and that market had to make adjustments in the wake of Harvey, though a weekly jump in gasoline inventories led to big declines in gas prices. "Since gas prices decline much slower than they rise, it could take a few weeks before they reach equilibrium". AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state.

Global United Nations accuses Russian Federation of rights abuses in Crimea
Author: 0 United Nations accuses Russian Federation of rights abuses in Crimea

Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 which met with economic sanctions from Western countries which refused to recognize Moscow's land grab or a subsequent referendum. Crimea, which has a Russian-speaking majority, voted to join Russia in a referendum that was not recognised by the global community. The UN said Crimea's Turkic-speaking minority, the Tatars, who make up 12 per cent of its population, had been targeted.

Global Tech-driven firms commit $300M to STEM education at Detroit event
Author: 0 Tech-driven firms commit $300M to STEM education at Detroit event

Yet less than half of US schools offer computer science classes, even though more than 90 percent of parents say they want their kids to learn such skills, according to a Gallup survey commissioned by Google. event at Detroit Design 139, a display of real estate development projects across Detroit inside a Gilbert-owned building on Campus Martius. " My administration will do everything possible to provide our children, especially kids in underserved areas, with access to ...

Global Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls 'Khadi Movement', Urges People to Use Khadi
Author: 0 Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls 'Khadi Movement', Urges People to Use Khadi

Speaking at a public meeting after inaugurating Pashu Aarogya Mela in Shahanshahpur, Varanasi , his Lok Sabha constituency, the Prime Minister said, "Our politics is not for votes, our culture is different". Sardar Patel unified the nation. You travel around the world, I have no issues but have a look at your own country too. Unity in diversity is not just a slogan but a source of strength for us.

Global Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case
Author: 0 Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case

Weiner's lawyers, however, have argued that he is ill, pointing to his long history of inappropriate online behavior and philandering. The 53-year-old Democrat, dressed in a blue suit and wearing his wedding ring, dropped his head into his hand and wept as Judge Denise Cote handed down his sentence.

Global Iran says Trump claims of North Korea links 'nonsense'
Author: 0 Iran says Trump claims of North Korea links 'nonsense'

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. During Iran's war with Iraq in the 1980s, it turned to North Korea as one of the only sources of military assistance, importing a stockpile of Nodong missiles.

Global In poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul attacks Modi over note ban, GST
Author: 0 In poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul attacks Modi over note ban, GST

Every day 30,000 youth search for job and the government provides jobs to only 400. When he asked to do the farmers in Saurashtra get a better price for their peanut crop then there was a loud reply from the crowd: "'No". A controversy also broke out when in 2014 October the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a low key affair instead the government celebrated birthday of Sardar Patel.

Global North Korea asserts its right to shoot down United States bombers
Author: 0 North Korea asserts its right to shoot down United States bombers

He was responding to a tweet from Trump , who said on Saturday, "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!" The foreign minister's brief statement to a throng of reporters outside his hotel before heading off in a motorcade, reportedly to return home, built on the escalating rhetoric between Kim and Trump.

Global Puerto Rico begins to recover in wake of Hurricane Maria
Author: 0 Puerto Rico begins to recover in wake of Hurricane Maria

Our island of Puerto Rico has been hit by the two most devastating hurricanes we've ever seen Irma and Maria . " Many Worcester area residents have a personal connection with Puerto Rico ", the group wrote in a news release. Millions of residents still do not have electricity. Ms. Lopez said that she had not been able to make contact with relatives who live in Puerto Rico .

Global Oil Prices Little Changed After OPEC Meeting
Author: 0 Oil Prices Little Changed After OPEC Meeting

A potential squeeze on oil supply if Kurdish crude flows suffer disruption after the region's independence vote has pushed Brent futures' premium over rival benchmarks to multi-year highs. Oil prices settled mixed on Thursday as investors took some profits from a rally in the previous session triggered by speculation the world's biggest oil producers will agree to extend until end of next year output cuts due to expire in March.

Global Chelsea Manning reportedly denied entry into Canada
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning reportedly denied entry into Canada

Chelsea Manning , the controversial former USA intelligence analyst who was convicted in the largest breach of classified information in us history, says she been denied entry into Canada. "Ms Manning betrayed her country and was found guilty of 17 serious crimes for leaking classified information", he said. Manning was convicted in 2010 after leaking more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, including diplomatic cables, a video of an airstrike in Baghdad and other files.

Global Should Kurdistan break off from Iraq? We asked young voters
Author: 0 Should Kurdistan break off from Iraq? We asked young voters

An estimated 5.2 million people were eligible to vote, including those living overseas who were able to cast their ballots electronically from September 23. Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years. On Saturday, according to the wire service, "Turkey's parliament met in an extraordinary session to extend a mandate allowing Turkey's military to send troops over its southern border if ...

Global IFAB to lift poppy ban after Federation Internationale de Football Association revises provisions over shirt use
Author: 0 IFAB to lift poppy ban after Federation Internationale de Football Association revises provisions over shirt use

Theresa May has previously called FIFA's stance " utterly outrageous ". FIFA is to lift its ban on players from England , Wales , Scotland and Northern Ireland wearing poppies during football matches. English players are now expected to either wear armbands with a poppy on them or have the poppy embroidered on their shirts in the same way as Premier League teams.

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