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World Media Two neutron stars collide - and the explosion stuns astronomers
Author: 0 Two neutron stars collide - and the explosion stuns astronomers

For the first time, astrophysicists have observed merging neutron stars using LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the Virgo interferometer. In the hours, days and weeks following the smashup, other forms of light or electromagnetic radiation - including X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio waves - were detected.

World Media Syria's Raqqa fully liberated from Islamic State by Kurdish-led SDF
Author: 0 Syria's Raqqa fully liberated from Islamic State by Kurdish-led SDF

Ryan Dillon told CNN. Clearing operations were now under way to uncover any jihadist sleeper cells and remove landmines, he added. In a briefing to reporters in Washington, a US military spokesman, Col. There has been a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Raqqa, according to United Nations war crimes investigators. "Most of Raqqa people, including us, were looking forward to the day that ISIS would be defeated, but not in this scenario, having a new leadership that committed many human ...

World Media Trump doubles down on false claim about Obama and Gold Star families
Author: 0 Trump doubles down on false claim about Obama and Gold Star families

Trump made the statements after he was asked whether he would call the families of the four U.S. Army special operations commandos killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month. Mr Souza was inspired to act after Mr Trump had suggested that he was rare among presidents in that he either wrote or spoke with relatives of service members killed in action.

World Media Battle against Bitcoin: Russia launches own cryptocurrency dubbed the Cryptoruble
Author: 0 Battle against Bitcoin: Russia launches own cryptocurrency dubbed the Cryptoruble

Dubbed CryptoRuble , the Russian cryptocurrency will not be open for mining and will be under tight control by government authorities. Mixed messages have emerged from Russian Federation on various existing cryptocurrencies. What makes this move somewhat surprising is that Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out against cryptocurrencies, even recently calling for a complete ban on them within Russia .

World Media Police round up unusual suspect: young bull on soccer field
Author: 0 Police round up unusual suspect: young bull on soccer field

A wild photo shot from above shows the bold bovine kicking up dust on a street near Prospect Park, according to ABC7NY, which tweeted the image . Emergency Service Unit officers used soccer goals to fence the animal in on a baseball diamond, but the calf barreled through one of the nets, knocking down one of the officers.

World Media FCC chairman pushes back on Trump's NBC tweets
Author: 0 FCC chairman pushes back on Trump's NBC tweets

The former NBC star lashed out at the network last week , after NBC News ran a report that Trump had allegedly inquired about increasing the United States nuclear arsenal "nearly tenfold" back in July, preceding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson supposedly calling him a "moron" and threatening to quit.

World Media Pakistan cricketers party ahead of Sri Lankan encounter
Author: 0 Pakistan cricketers party ahead of Sri Lankan encounter

No top worldwide cricket side has returned to Pakistan since then. The remaining matches will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 18) and Sharjah (October 20 and 23). According to a report, it is understood that 40 contracted players including skipper Upul Tharanga have expressed their reluctance to visit Pakistan and had requested the board to shift the game to a neutral venue but a statement released by the SLC stated that they are happy with the security arrangements for the game on ...

World Media Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case
Author: 0 Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

Rosenstein would not say whether the Chinese have arrested the two suspects, but he said he hoped the authorities there "would take action to hold them accountable". Zhang was also charged with the deaths of four people in North Carolina, New Jersey, North Dakota and OR, and serious bodily injuries related to five others.

World Media 7 rescued, 1 missing after platform fire in Lake Pontchartrain
Author: 0 7 rescued, 1 missing after platform fire in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard rescue crews were battling 4 foot to 5 foot (1.2-1.5 meter) waves on the lake and a helicopter joined the search at daybreak after an overnight effort failed to locate the worker, officials said at a briefing on Monday. Reports indicate the explosion happened around 7pm Sunday night. Andrew Love, 32, told the newspaper he was inside his house about 10 blocks away when he heard the explosion.

World Media Caitlan Coleman's Father Dragged Her Canadian Husband Joshua Boyle
Author: 0 Caitlan Coleman's Father Dragged Her Canadian Husband Joshua Boyle

In the summer of 2012, the couple embarked on a journey that took them to Russian Federation and the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and, ultimately, Afghanistan . intelligence agencies has been tracking them" and shared that they had crossed the border on Wednesday. Meantime, Boyle's parents say they're waiting to find out precisely when their son and his family will be returning to Canada.

World Media Broncos vs. Giants Week 6 recap, highlights and more
Author: 0 Broncos vs. Giants Week 6 recap, highlights and more

Before being soundly booed as they retreated to the locker room trailing 17-3 at the half, the Broncos kept hollering at each other in the huddle, couldn't convert third downs and gave up more big plays than they had all season. According to Andrew Mason of the team's official site, he was nearly immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. Siemian's first interception came with 9:21 left in the second quarter and ended a Broncos scoring threat.

World Media Fall is FINALLY in the air
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Sunny skies and slowly warming temperatures dominate the week . Friday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 74 and an overnight low of 44. So, it will much more like fall weather and should stay around these temperatures for the next few days. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 41.

World Media Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain
Author: 0 Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

Initially, officials put the death toll at six and no one was immediately available to confirm the rising death toll. In neighbouring Spain , more wildfires killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the north-west region of Galicia , as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast.

World Media Donald Trump given subpoena for all campaign documents on sexual harassment allegations
Author: 0 Donald Trump given subpoena for all campaign documents on sexual harassment allegations

Trump touched her inappropriately ". Weeks before the 2016 election, Zervos accused Trump of assaulting her when she went to his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization. Trump's lawyers previously argued that the lawsuit against the president is politically motivated and that the subpoena from Zervos' lawyer is too " far-reaching ".

World Media Journalist behind Panama Papers killed by auto bomb
Author: 0 Journalist behind Panama Papers killed by auto bomb

Caruana Galizia had been sued for libel because of various articles she wrote on her blog Running Commentary , and she had filed a report with the police two weeks ago that she was receiving threats. Julian Assange is known for his anti-corruption campaigns and had great sympathy for Daphne Caruana Galizia's battle against corruption in Malta. Muscat, who has been premier since 2013, went to the polls a year early after his wife was implicated in the scandal.

World Media Syrian air defenses hit infiltrating Israeli warplane
Author: 0 Syrian air defenses hit infiltrating Israeli warplane

No Israeli planes were hit in the Syrian launch, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, adding that the counter-strike took place two hours later and "incapacitated" the anti-aircraft unit located 30 miles east of Damascus.

World Media Trump
Author: 0 Trump "Joked" That Mike Pence Wants To Hang All Gay People

The remarks have been slammed on Twitter. It's something those aware of Pence's extremely conservative views have always been wary of, and it's been further explored in a New Yorker column by Jane Mayer . The White House did not immediately respond to the report. In the early '90s, he joined the Indiana Family Institute, a group that supported criminalizing abortion and campaigned against equal rights for gays.

World Media Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior before enemy
Author: 0 Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior before enemy

His lawyer says the prosecution and defense have not agreed to a stipulation of facts in the case, which is an indication that they did not reach a deal to limit his punishment. In an interview filmed previous year by a British filmmaker and obtained by ABC news, Bergdahl said that he didn't think it was possible for him to get a fair trial under President Donald Trump, who made Bergdahl a target during his campaign.

World Media Man who clears airport claims he was joking
Author: 0 Man who clears airport claims he was joking

John Park, 70, was charged with making a terrorist threat and released later Saturday after pleading not guilty. Authorities say Park became irate when he was told there was a $50 fee to check his bag Saturday morning. The airport tweeted out that Terminal B flights were disrupted because of the incident. Joe Pentangelo, a Port Authority spokesman, said the threat was made by a passenger at about 7:15 a.m.in Terminal B.

World Media Iraqi forces seize Kurdish Peshmerga positions near Kirkuk
Author: 0 Iraqi forces seize Kurdish Peshmerga positions near Kirkuk

The top Kurdish leadership met on Sunday to discuss the crisis and rejected the Iraqi government's demand that it cancels the outcome of the independence referendum as a precondition for talks to resolve the dispute. The province, which bears the same name as the city, is thought to have a Kurdish majority, but Kirkuk has large Arab and Turkmen populations. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly denied any plans to attack the Kurds.

World Media Iran Not to Welcome Wars But to Make Aggressors Regret: IRGC Commander
Author: 0 Iran Not to Welcome Wars But to Make Aggressors Regret: IRGC Commander

Iranian officials have warned that Tehran will take reciprocal measures against a potential "strategic mistake" by Trump to blacklist the IRGC. Speaking from the White House on Friday, Trump said he will choose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

World Media Taliban says freed hostage's allegations of rape and murder are false
Author: 0 Taliban says freed hostage's allegations of rape and murder are false

The pair returned from the captivity with three children who were born in captivity. Boyle said in a written statement to The Canadian Press that in the early days after he and his wife were kidnapped, before their eldest son was born, the kidnappers said they hoped to ransom the couple off before the baby's birth.

World Media Young Girl Falls 2 Decks on Cruise Ship in Port Miami
Author: 0 Young Girl Falls 2 Decks on Cruise Ship in Port Miami

He also told the Miami Herald that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received the call just after 8am, and Miami Fire Rescue responded to assist. 7News interviewed a relative of her family at the hospital, named only as Zion, who said she was only out of sight for a few seconds when the tragedy happened.

World Media Text of Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal Leaked
Author: 0 Text of Fatah-Hamas Unity Deal Leaked

The Egyptian patrons of the reconciliation deal invited Palestinian factions for a national dialogue in Cairo on October 21, to discuss the remaining issues related to the decade long internal Palestinian division. From now, any Israeli cooperation with Abbas is cooperation with Hamas. But the move was seen as mainly symbolic, with Hamas still effectively in charge in the Palestinian enclave of two million people bordered by Egypt , Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.

World Media Congress leading; Vote counting is underway
Author: 0 Congress leading; Vote counting is underway

Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar won by defeating his nearest rival, BJP nominee Swaran Salaria with a margin of 1,93,219 votes. Almost 56 per cent of the 15.22 lakh registered voters exercised their franchise for the seat. Khaira stated that 11 by elections took place during the last 10 years of SAD-BJP rule namely Dhuri, Talwandi Sabo, Khadur Sahib, Moga, Patiala, Dear Bassi, Amritsar South, Kahnuwan, Dasuya, Nurmahal and Nawanshahar.

World Media Rex Tillerson Downplays His Tensions with President Trump
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson Downplays His Tensions with President Trump

I'm fully intact", said Tillerson on CNN's State of the Union Sunday when asked about the claim by Republican Senator Bob Corker . Last month, Mr Trump told Mr Tillerson not to waste time seeking talks with Kim Jong-un. But despite Tillerson's efforts to move beyond the story, it has created a perception among many in Washington that the clash with Trump has weakened the secretary of state's voice on the world stage.

World Media Porn publisher offers up to $10 million for dirt on Pres
Author: 0 Porn publisher offers up to $10 million for dirt on Pres

So, to capitalize on the anti-Trump hysteria, Flynt is offering cold hard cash for anyone who steps forward with information that could ignite a scandal that would bring down Trump . "I feel it is my patriotic duty, and the duty of all Americans", Flynt concludes "to dump Trump before it is too late". This is not the first time Mr Flynt has offered a monetary reward for information to dethrone a politician.

World Media IUML KNA Khader wins Kerala assembly bypoll by over 23000 Votes
Author: 0 IUML KNA Khader wins Kerala assembly bypoll by over 23000 Votes

The Election Commission has not officially announced the results as yet. Though the victory of KN Khader was on predictable lines, but what has surprised the pundits is the emergence of Muslim hardline party SDPI, which ended in the third place pushing BJP candidate into the fourth spot.

World Media North Korea Readies Missile Launch Ahead Of US-South Korea Drill
Author: 0 North Korea Readies Missile Launch Ahead Of US-South Korea Drill

Trump met his national security team on Tuesday and discussed a "range of options" to respond to Pyongyang's repeated recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests . "The goals, in my opinion, are quite obvious: to apply forceful pressure on North Korea, with whom Washington is now in a tense relationship. Based on this, we have judged that the North could launch a provocation at any time", the source said.