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5-year veteran of NYPD Ryan Nash shot NY terror suspect


Councilman Borelli tweeted , "Our hats off 2 Officer Ryan Nash & @NYPD1Pct who were 1st on scene, didn't waiver, apprehended the (suspect), & saved lives". "I don't think we could find a more humble human being", NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said. NYPD officer Ryan Nash was reportedly responding to a report of a suicidal 17-year-old girl at a school in lower Manhattan when a rental truck started ploughing through people on a bicycle lane yesterday. Read More »

NYC TERROR ATTACK: Trump calls for extreme vetting


Trump's reaction to the attack in NY was similar to his response to the killing of 49 people in a nightclub shooting in Orlando in June 2016 by a shooter who pledged allegiance to ISIS. The tweets earned Trump a rebuke from British Prime Minister Theresa May , who said it is "never helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation". Read More »

Ireland set to miss out on Rugby World Cup 2023


The board has recommended South Africa as hosts to the World Rugby Council, who will now meet in London next month to consider the recommendation and to hold a vote. New Zealand also finished bottom of the board's criteria evaluation when bidding for the 2011 tournament that they were eventually chosen host. "The evaluation of the detailed bid submissions has been led by a team of World Rugby and external area experts". Read More »

Wendy Williams fainted on live TV


But she cut herself off mid-speech, losing her words before stumbling and collapsing on the floor. She touched the right side of her head before security rush to her side. "I was overheated in my costume , I did pass out". According to TMZ , Williams' show is recorded live on the East Coast and edited when necessary for West Coast airings. Read More »

India vs New Zealand T20Is: Ross Taylor replaces injured Todd Astle


Having never won a Test or one-day series in India , the T20 record is one they will be anxious to keep when a series starts Wednesday in New Delhi . Mitchell McClenaghan and Luke Ronchi are out with injuries and their absence did hurt the team. Apart from skipper Kane Williamson , Martin Guptill , Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls have the ability to change the game at any time. Read More »

Freudian Slip? Watch Hannity Mistakenly Blame 'President Clinton' for Uranium One Deal


The former Democratic presidential candidate was interviewed in front of a large group of supporters by author Cheryl Strayed on Monday night. It runs through her bid for president, why she believes Trump won and how she felt afterward. Many pointed out that it fit with the joke that Fox News was more comfortable pretending that Clinton was in the White House, something the former First Lady herself has joked about. Read More »

Newly-elected New Zealand PM to visit Australia


Formerly, U.S. investors were seen as putting upward pressure on New Zealand property prices but their interest has been dwarfed by a more recent influx of Chinese buyers. "Ultimately investor state dispute resolution is about when you have a state which acts in a way that is not telegraphed to look forward to, so those resolution processes are actually of more benefit to New Zealand companies operating in other countries which perhaps don't have the same level of independent judiciary and ... Read More »

One killed in shooting near University of Utah in western US


Brophy said police were responding to a domestic assault complaint from Kathleen Boutain on Monday night when shots rang out in the canyon, where the couple had been camping after fleeing neighbouring Colorado. Authorities are scouring a canyon in Utah by foot and by air for a man suspected of killing a Chinese worldwide student at the University of Utah. University of Utah police chief Dale Brophy says Boutain was being questioned Tuesday. Read More »

Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatar nationals, residents

Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States, expressed his condemnation of what he called the "irresponsible media attacks carried out by some Qatari news outlets toward the GCC and the Secretary General, describing it as an unjust campaign that exceeded all customs, values and media professionalism". Read More »

Iran's Jaberi Ansari, Russian Lavrentiev discuss Syrian peace talks


The same viewpoint was expressed by a Russian lawmaker on Monday who said Russia expects to destroy all "terrorists" in Syria by the end of the year. Vladimir Shamanov, who sits as chairman of Russian parliament's defense committee, told a meeting at the Kazakh parliament that the "major tasks" of Moscow's military campaign in Syria "have been nearly accomplished", according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS. Read More »

Sanders holds White House news briefing


Dodging the question, she replied: "I'm telling you he was a volunteer member of an advisory council that literally met one time". "This goes back to activities that took place outside the scope of the campaign", Sanders said about these charges . Read More »

Netflix pulls plug on House of Cards amid Kevin Spacey…


He also admitted that he owed Rapp a "sincere apology" for what he explained would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour". There is also a chance that Spacey's character was never meant to be in the sixth season, with his character's health an issue throughout the five previous seasons of the show and the actor now in the middle of shooting a Gore Vidal biopic. Read More »

'Silk Road' rail links China and Europe


The leaders of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia launched an 826-kilometer (500-mile) rail link connecting the three countries on October 30, establishing a freight and passenger link between Europe and China that bypasses Russian Federation. He also pointed out that the new railway will create great social and economic benefits for the entire region while his Azeri counterpart underlined the "historic" significance of the line. Read More »

NY police officers 'charged with raping handcuffed teenager in their van'


The lawyers asked that prosecutors "further investigate Chambers' dubious claim before you ask the grand jury to return an indictment against Martins and Hall ". Martins forced the handcuffed 18-year-old to perform a sex act on him as Hall drove, and then Martins raped her, the prosecutor said. Asked if it was possible to both offer a deal and then move on to forcibly raping the woman, Gonzalez nodded. Read More »

Kim Jong-un makes rare appearance with wife at makeup factory

The JoongAng Daily reported Monday Chinese authorities have detained a group of North Koreans connected to a plot to kill Kim following the assassination of Kim's father, Kim Jong Nam , at an airport in Malaysia. Mr Kim Han Sol has also criticised the Kim regime and many believe his bloodline made him a possible next target. Mr Panda told the BBC that it was significant that he chose to appear with his wife and sister this time. Read More »

Palestinians killed in Israeli operation to destroy Gaza tunnel


The Islamic Jihad said in an emailed press statement that five of the dead are members in the group's armed wing and two are members in Islamic Hamas movement's armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades. During Protective Edge, a major tunnel infiltration aimed at the residents of a kibbutz near the Gaza border was thwarted just as terrorists were emerging on the Israeli side. Read More »

Don't let yourself, your kids be tricked this Halloween


To cut some of the sugar while still enjoying the holiday, Sawyer recommended ditching the auto and walking between houses, encouraging kids to take only one piece of candy per house, and even having a contest to see who can get the most steps in when trick-or-treating. Read More »

InFamous developer Sucker Punch announces samurai game Ghost of Tsushima


In this trailer, which is set in Tsushima in Japan, we can see some graphically flawless scenes from Japan everyday life building up to a scene where the narrator asks the protagonist if he surrenders. Sucker Punch is known for its involvement in the development of the Sly Cooper and InFamous franchises. Ghost of Tsushima will be an open world action adventure game that features stealth elements in addition to offering the player full freedom to explore a massive open world. Read More »

Puerto Rico cancels controversial $300m contract with Whitefish Energy


Technology and automotive company Tesla said the "first of many solar and storage projects" had started on the USA territory last week . The current work by Whitefish teams will not be interrupted by the contract cancellation but the cancellation would delay pending work for up to 12 weeks if no alternatives are found. Read More »

Twitter suspends longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone


A sampling of Stone's since-deleted tweets described CNN's on-air talent as "human excrement", while the right-wing firebrand saved his most biting insults for Lemon during the profanity-laced diatribe Friday. Stone has no government job and doesn't work for the President in any official capacity. Stone, who was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee for its Russian Federation probe, is a colorful political consultant and longtime informal adviser to Trump who often serves a ... Read More »

Calls for charges against Catalan leaders


Spain's control over Catalonia was being tested on Monday as politicians and civil servants returned to work amid uncertainty over whether they will accept direct rule imposed by the central government. He said one lawsuit seeks charges for ousted Catalan officials in the country's National Court. 'So I have no idea, really. In the meantime, central government ministries will take over the Catalan administration. Read More »

Iran to lift border curbs with Iraq's Kurdish region in coming days


A Kurdish official said Sunday, Oct. Barzani's request, which was approved by the regional parliament late Sunday, was to distribute his presidential powers among the Kurdish prime minister, the Kurdish parliament and the judiciary. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government responded to the referendum by a number of punitive measures, including a campaign to seize back positions held by Kurdish forces since 2014. Read More »

Will dismiss civic body if it neglects drive against dengue: Mamata Banerjee


At a party meeting in Kolkata on Wednesday, Banerjee had also opposed the linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, saying "Aadhaar number should not be linked with one's mobile phone". We are ready to argue the matter the Centre also said. "We have already cancelled the license of three pathological labs for wrong reports", she said.Banerjee highlighted dengue death figures in other states to claim that the menace has claimed far fewer lives in her state."Gujarat is a smaller state than ... Read More »

Iran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes: Rouhani

U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this month that the United States could not formally certify Iran's compliance with the nuclear accord. Amano is determined to play his important role in this sensitive period, he said. Trump had repeatedly lambasted the agreement as the "stupidest" and "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into". Read More »

Australian court rules deputy PM ineligible for parliament


Labor believes more than 100 Turnbull government decisions are vulnerable to legal challenge as a result of Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash's dual citizenship status. "That's why standing down is the wisest course", he said. "I just get annoyed when people off-the-record - because it's always off-the-record - start making comments about the National Party", he said. Read More »

Six men charged for belonging to National Action


Christopher Lythgoe, 31, is charged with encouraging him to commit murder . An alleged member of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action has appeared in court accused of plotting to murder a Labour MP with a machete and threatening to kill a police officer. Read More »

NY Times: Navy investigating if SEALs strangled Green Beret in Mali

After working the case for months, the Army handed the case off to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Times said . A military medical examiner has ruled the death to be a homicide, sources tell the newspaper. The report of the mysterious death and resulting homicide investigation comes as the United States undergoes heightened scrutiny about its military role Africa following the death of four U.S. Read More »

Attorney says he informed jail staff about inmate escape


Police are searching for Todd Wayne Boyes, 44, of Caldwell, Ohio , who escaped from the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, WV on October 25, 2017. An officer was injured in the chase, and Boyes was shot in the hand. He was considered armed and unsafe before being captured by Border Patrol. Boyes pleaded guilty to having a stolen vehicle, fleeing police and causing bodily harm in a February incident and he was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. Read More »