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BCCI misses first deadline to implement Lodha reforms

In the wake of the Lodha Committee recommendations, BCCI is staring at a leadership crisis as 95 percent of the top brass will be wiped out if the report is implemented with retrospective effect. Friday was also the implementation deadline for the first set of recommendations made by the Lodha panel, requiring the BCCI to adopt the new Memorandum of Association and Rules. Read More »

New Trump Video Set For Early Release

In the deposition , which lasted nearly two hours, Trump went on to talk about how his presidential run has had a "very positive impact" on his business, claiming a Palm Beach, Florida, hotel has had a record year on the back of it. Trump answers, "Yes." Trump also said he hadn't shared these comments with anyone before stating them. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people, ' Trump said at the time about people crossing the border into the US. Read More »

Pakistan, West Indies first ODI today

Chasing a huge target of 287 runs, the West Indies batsmen could not resist against Pakistani bowlers and were bowled out for 175 in 38.4 overs. Left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim will be hoping to continue his fine form in the ODI series after bagging nine wickets in the T20 series. Read More »

More audio released in fatal police shooting of black man

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CHARLOTTE - A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn't matter because officers who confronted him didn't know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said. Other court documents show Scott had a criminal record in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. The police can be heard on her video recording repeatedly telling Scott to "drop the gun". Read More »

Pence greets Walker's son, others at campaign HQ

While the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump was highly anticipated, the vice presidential debate should be equally as exciting. And if Virginia senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine keeps up appearances and puts forward some solid answers, it could potentially bolster the Democratic ticket even more. Read More »

High alert across India, edgy peace in Kashmir

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Those who attended the meeting include National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and top officials of security and intelligence agencies. "They are returned through existing mechanisms", they said. Soon after the announcement of the surgical strike on the terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, the Home Minister informed Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik, Parkash Singh Badal and Naveen Patnaik about the surgical strikes. Read More »

Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

A 17-year-old boy drowned when his boat overturned, authorities said, and a 48-year-old man fell to his death as he was repairing the roof of a house. It is moving at 16 kilometers an hour. More than 35,000 soldiers are on standby to help with disaster relief. The number of stranded tourists due to inclement weather was Orchid Island's highest on record. Read More »

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom

The U.S. Coast Guard has released recordings of phone calls between Carman and officers shortly after he was rescued by the freighter. The Coast Guard does not believe that Linda could still be alive. Nathan Carman: "So I got to the life raft after I got my barrings I was whistling and calling and looking around and I didn't see her". Family members have said Carman has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Read More »

US at UN table on China importing North Korean coal, ore

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The new location is still strategically suitable to defend most of the South against the North's missile threats, though the decision may cause fresh rounds of protests from other concerned parties. "The US, in the meantime, knows clearly that the existing sanctions against the DPRK will not be a success without China's cooperation, so it is navigating the case issue cautiously to avoid angering Beijing", Zhang added. Read More »

McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

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Barack Obama says Congress is making a "mistake" and setting "a unsafe precedent" by passing a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government for damages. "I'm raising children in a post 9/11 world, and the people that were responsible for funding the attacks that killed their father have gone without any type of punishment or accountability ", she said. Read More »

Energy shares fuel world stock rally on OPEC deal; oil falls

United States shale producers should be incentivized by oil prices moving through the US$50-US$60 range and above, witnessing sustained growth for several years, Mr Morse wrote in the Citigroup report. "Many OPEC members are suffering economically from low prices". "Time will tell whether oil prices will trend higher (after a knee-jerk rally), and the market will first wait to see how the cuts are divvied up between members, which will be decided at the November OPEC meeting. Read More »

DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case

Circuit about why it's within the scope of the president's authority to make that kind of policy decision". Their conversation has been edited for length and clarity . AF: What are the implications for states like Pennsylvania, where Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is facing opposition from the Republican-led legislature over his attempts to move forward with a carbon reduction plan? Opponents had more success once the final version of the rule was adopted. Read More »

170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

Many of the Egyptians who were on board the boat were unescorted minors or single men in their early 20s looking for work in western Europe. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with his government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, with the loss of at least 170 lives. Read More »

Nevada high court strikes down broad school choice program

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Supporters of the program contend that education savings accounts would make schools more competitive and give parents more education options. The legislature can remedy this by making a separate appropriation during a special session that Governor Brian Sandoval plans to convene this fall to debate funding a publicly owned football stadium in Las Vegas. Read More »

Obama delivers passionate farewell to Peres: 'Todah rabah, Shimon'

He also personally thanked then-prime minister Stephen Harper for being a staunch friend to Israel. Peres' body will lie in state at Israel's Parliament to allow the public to pay their respects on Thursday and the funeral will take place at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem - the national cemetery. Read More »

Nigeria Military: 8 Soldiers Killed in Attacks by Extremists

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The Nigerian Army has described the embattled leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau , as mentally ill following the release of the latest video in which the terror group leader denied claims made by the army that he was seriously injured. Although the Nigerian government has recorded notable military victories over Boko Haram recently and the Islamic terrorist group has killed more Muslims than Christians to date, there's a growing concern that Boko Haram's strategy has shifted once again ... Read More »

Katy Perry goes nude in hilarious mood!

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Despite not revealling as much flesh she openly says she will vote for Hillary, whereas Katy's stunt was just encouraging people to get out there and vote. The clip ends with Perry - who described the footage on Twitter as "using my body as click bait to help change the world" - admitting that you do, indeed, have to wear clothes at the polling station. Read More »

300 mountain homes threatened by California fire

He said he doesn't know if his home has survived the flames. Art Johnson, who has lived in the area for 40 years and who also declined requests to evacuate, said he has also equipped his home to battle a blaze, with a pump near his swimming pool and a 25,000-gallon underground water tank. Read More »

UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

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A British judge has banned the publication of some 3,000 photographs of Pippa Middleton that were illegally obtained by hacking into her iCloud account. The socialite is just the latest female celebrity to have private images stolen from their iCloud account. High Court Justice Philippa Whipple called the hack "an appalling intrusion" and extended an existing injunction to cover "all material and information" that may have been stolen from Middleton's account. Read More »

Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New Hampshire

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With Trump's repetition of his attack on the weight of a Miss Universe victor in a post-presidential debate interview, the Clinton campaign is very clearly trying to pitch Trump's rhetoric as un-presidential and unelectable. Preparation matters". Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump on Wednesday, criticizing him for "erratic and threatening" behavior that would put the country at risk. Read More »

India's review of Indus Water treaty has made Pakistan nervous

According to sources, officials from the Union Water Resources Ministry gave a presentation to the Prime Minister on the treaty and the projects involved. India has also chose to put on hold the meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission saying, "Talks and terror can not go together". Principal secretary to PM, Nripendra Misra, national security adviser Ajit Doval, foreign secretary S Jaishankar, the water resources secretary, and other senior officials were present in the meeting. Read More »

India can not unilaterally separate itself from IWT: Pak

The idea of approaching the WTO against Pakistan's stubborn refusal to grant India MFN status is not new but it had never acquired traction. According to the media, Modi stated that "blood and water can not flow at the same time", implying that if terrorists, which India believes are operating out of Pakistan, continue to attack Indian targets, India would consider stopping the water. Read More »

OPEC, Oil Glut on Minds of Commodities Traders

Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih reiterated Iran's comments, stressing the meeting's objective as "consultative" only. Earlier, people involved in the discussions said OPEC members were planning to discuss a proposal on Wednesday that would cut nearly 1 million barrels a day of global production over one year. Read More »

Rebels could become guides, cheesemakers in post-war Colombia

The signing ceremony was attended by some 2,500 guests including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former Spanish King Juan Carlos, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Washington would also review whether to take the FARC off its list of "terrorist organizations", Kerry said. Across the country Monday residents celebrated the historical signing. Read More »

Obama Vetoes 9/11-Saudi Legislation Setting Up Potential Override

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The administration also claims that "American officials could now be sued in foreign courts over USA military or diplomatic actions overseas.[posing] a threat to national security", according to WaPo. European Union officials reportedly also have lobbied congress to not override the veto, for the same reason. Saudi Arabiahas vehemently denied backing the airplane hijackers, but families of the victims have spent years pleading for the right to sue the oil-rich kingdom in United States courts ... Read More »

Syrian Government Mobilises for New Aleppo Ground Attack

Walid al-Moallem, speaking to Mayadeen TV from NY, also said the government is prepared to take part in a unity government incorporating elements from the opposition, an offer that has been rejected in the past. Dr Alomar says there are only eight hospitals and 30 doctors left in the city's east, where an estimated quarter of a million people are trapped with dwindling supplies of food, medicines and fuel. Read More »

Gabon court upholds President Bongo's election victory

Mr Ping had alleged fraud in one of the president's main strongholds, Haut-Ogooue province, where Mr Bongo won 95% of the vote on a turnout of 99.9%. At a televised public hearing overnight in Libreville, in an nearly empty room, the court said Bongo had taken 50.66% of the vote against 47.24% for Ping. Read More »

Obama says debate showed Trump isn't prepared for presidency

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Tonight sees the first live televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of November's presidential election. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump drinks water during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Read More »