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Hunt in push to tackle NHS doctor shortages


Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil bold plans Tuesday to make England's National Health Service "self sufficient" with "home-grown" doctors within a decade, as the system grapples with increasing demand and too-few staff. "They do a fantastic job and we have been clear that we want European Union nationals who are already here to stay post-Brexit", reported the BBC . The Health Secretary is also risking a fresh clash with the medical profession by vowing to punish newly trained ... Read More »

Stunned president tries to save peace deal after voters say No

In neighboring Venezuela, many in the political opposition were appalled by the deal, which they said gave the FARC impunity and handed their rival President Nicolas Maduro and his ally Cuban President Raul Castro a political win. Former President Alvaro Uribe, who led the "no" campaign, did not attend the meeting but appointed three negotiators to hold talks with the government. Read More »

Kelly Clarkson recalls botching introduction of 'baby senator' Obama


Having already given a speech to the audience and "nailed it", Kelly tried to keep up her confidence when welcoming the junior senator, however her memory failed her as soon as she took to the stage. On last night's LATE NIGHT , guest Kelly Clarkson talked about the end of American Idol and her new children's book, " River Rose ". "Shes a terrorist. Read More »

Kerry vows to continue to seek a way to end Syrian war


The spokesperson also accused Moscow and Damascus of targeting civilian areas and critical infrastructure such as hospitals and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in need. On Tuesday, Syrian government forces pressed their assault on the eastern, rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, opposition activists said, while state media reported that rebel shelling of a government-controlled part of the city left six dead, including two students killed at a university campus. Read More »

Attack on Aleppo aid convoy was air strike: UN expert

UNOSAT (UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme), which reviews only commercially available satellite images, has not been asked to share its analysis with the UN investigators, but is prepared to do so, Bjorgo said . The top US military officer, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee last week that he believes Russia bombed the convoy and said Syrian and Russian aircraft were in the area at the time. Read More »

Hassan pounces on Ayotte's Trump response

But Ayotte seemed to be caught off guard when asked by one of the moderators whether she saw Trump as a role model whom she would tell a child to aspire to. Trump a role model, before concluding she could. "I find her honest and trustworthy". Clinton has led Trump by modest margins in recent New Hampshire polls. Read More »

Indiana Voter Fraud Investigation Intensifies


What is unusual, election law experts says, is for police to raid a voter registration office, and the proximity of the raid to the election, seemed troubling. When an attorney did arrive, Varoga said, he was denied access to the office. "The IVRP is a nonpartisan effort to register voters in Indiana", Setzer said. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects 1 Redskins appeal; other case pending

Some legal observers predict the new Supreme Court Term will be a snooze because the docket lacks hot button social issue cases - the fate of marriage equity, for example, or a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature legislative accomplishment. Read More »

Two US Diplomats Drugged In Russia


Alluding to complaints by the United States after another diplomat was tackled to the ground by an FSB guard outside the American embassy in Moscow, Mr Ryabkov accused Washington of using diplomatic services as cover for espionage and accused Barack Obama of perpetuating "rabid anti-Russian propaganda". Read More »

Six soldiers killed in clashes with militants in southeast Turkey


Another soldier was injured while one PKK militant was killed, Dogan news agency reported, adding that operations continued in 18 villages in the province where long curfews were imposed on Friday. The PKK in March 2013 declared a unilateral ceasefire but this collapsed in 2015 and violence has raged ever since in a deadly conflict that so far shows no sign of ending. Read More »

Christian Jordanian Writer Who Shared 'Anti Islamic Cartoon' Gunned Down in Court

A Jordanian writer who published a cartoon that some claimed to be insulting to God was shot down Sunday. The caricature showed God wearing a crown and asking an Islamist, in bed with two women, if he needs anything. The creator of the cartoon is unknown. He was released on bail in early September. "He then shot at him again, a second, third." said Mohammad Jughbeir, who was standing close to Hattar at the time of the attack. Read More »

UN Official: 'Avalanche of Violence' in Aleppo Requires Extraordinary Action

The US State Department said on October 3 that it suspended bilateral talks with Moscow shortly after Russian Federation suspended a plutonium cleanup agreement with the US. Repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, have drawn global condemnation - and accusations of war crimes. One side's war crimes do not justify illegal acts by the other, says Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein as Aleppo battle intensifies . Read More »

The 2016 Vice Presidential debate tonight

The stakes will be lower than the three presidential debates, but will give each candidate a chance to make a mark on a national audience. And there's a lot to attack on both sides. Louis. The New York Times report on Donald Trump's 1995 tax return has him explaining why he took such a big loss - almost a billion dollars in one year - qualifying for almost two decades of zero taxes. Read More »

More than 6000 rescued from sea trying to reach Europe


A spokeswoman for the Italian coast guard said that one migrant had died and a pregnant woman was taken by helicopter to a hospital on Lampedusa. The migrant vessels included five converted fishing boats and two rafts, with the remainder being overcrowded rubber dinghies. Read More »

Man Found Adrift In Ocean A Week After Vanishing With Mom


The pair were last seen on the evening of September 17 after embarking on an offshore fishing trip on the Chicken Pox , their 32-foot aluminum boat, the Coast Guard said. She said Tuesday that investigators would be asking the 22-year-old Carman "what happened, what caused you to become in distress, why didn't you see us, what can we do in the future to make things better?" As authorities continued on Tuesday to gather information in the case of Nathan Carman, a former Middletown man who ... Read More »

Pakistan, India try to defuse tensions amid Kashmir clashes


She instead urged both Pakistan and India to exercise calm and restrain. The Indian Army reported launching "surgical strikes against terrorists" last Thursday across the Line of Control (LoC), the militarized de-facto border between the two parts of Kashmir . Read More »

Afghan official say battle with Taliban underway in Kunduz


The governor of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, Assadullah Omarkhail, has said clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban are still on, but added that the situation is gradually being brought under control. With billions of dollars of aid packages spent in Afghanistan over the last 15 years, it is still one of the poorest and politically unstable countries in the world, while corruption is rife. Read More »

[Ticker] Polish minister mocks abortion protest


The proposal for the stricter law came from an anti-abortion citizens' initiative that had gathered 450,000 signatures. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a radio station that the right to life is an "important moral challenge", and dismissed protesters by saying "let them have fun", Reuters says. Read More »

It will be a while before Hurricane Matthew's intentions are clear

The southern tip of Florida will begin to see some scattered storms, gusty winds and rough surf near the middle of the week as the outer bands of the hurricane inch closer. "I'll do what I can for my animals and my family". Rainfall: Life-threatening flash floods are possible in Jamaica (and southwestern Haiti) as rainfall totals between 15 and 25 inches are possible, with isolated 40 inches. Read More »

Canada Plans To Implement Minimum Carbon Tax By 2018

Provincial ministers say a federal-provincial working group of officials that spent the summer looking at carbon pricing failed to reach a consensus on how to equate direct carbon taxes, such as British Columbia's, to cap-and-trade carbon markets like the one Quebec is developing with Ontario. Read More »

IS claims responsibility for bombings in Syria

The International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations said there were minor injuries when the Dr Hasan al Araj hospital, also known as the Cave Hospital, was struck twice on Sunday. Battles have been raging recently in the northern countryside of Hama, following a major rebel offensive apparently aimed at distracting Syrian military forces from their assault on the northern city of Aleppo. Read More »

Clinton solidifies gains over Trump after first debate

Among independents Clinton received 34 percent of the vote to 28 percent for Trump, 20 percent for Johnson, 4 percent for McMullin and 2 percent for Stein. However, 50 percent of likely voters in OH said Clinton won the first debate, compared to 24 percent who said Trump came out ahead. "Likely voters in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the four largest and most important swing states seem little closer to an Election Day decision", Brown added . Read More »

Kylie Jenner confirms she wants kids in Snapchat Q&A


Kylie's newest abode boasts eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms as well as a home theatre, massage room and super scenic pool. It offers breathtaking views of L.A. Jenner had denied in July that she is pregnant and expecting with boyfriend Tyga. "How many kids do I want, do I want kids?" "I'm dying!" Jenner said after the rapper sent her amusing texts during the Q&A. Read More »

Cyclist death casts pall over Games


Philip Craven, the International Paralympic Committee president, said the cyclist's death "cast a dark shadow" but that overall "Rio 2016 will be remembered as a successful Paralympic Games and a Games that surprised many". Winning medals in 15 sports - powerlifting, sailing, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing the additional four - matches the record the United States set in Athens in 2004. Read More »

Will right wing activists go after Salman Khan now?

He, however, justified the surgical strikes, saying it targeted the terrorists who killed Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. "It is deeply regrettable that a film trade body, the IMPPA, has passed a resolution to ban Pakistani stars and technicians from working in India", a statement from Pakistan's Film Exhibitors and Distributors group said late Friday. Read More »

Carwyn calls for party to deliver under Jeremy Corbyn


The next party conference is scheduled on Sunday in Liverpool and Corbyn says it will be the "centre of concluding policy debates", adding that "there is a lot of thirst for change out there" and "people want to see things done differently". Read More »

Peres said Jewish people 'not born to rule other', Obama

Wearing a Jewish skullcap as a sign of respect and reverence, Obama said in his eulogy that Peres understood the Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and therefore must be equal in self-determination. He shared the prize with the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat . In attending the funeral, Abbas hopes to "send a strong message to Israeli society that the Palestinians are for peace, and appreciate the efforts of ... Read More »

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire at border in Kashmir

The army took the rare step of flying global media to the de-facto border to make its case in a battle of competing narratives, after India said its commandos penetrated up to three kilometres into Pakistan on anti-militant raids. The operation by the Indian forces so far deep inside the territory under its control would be a stinging blow to Pakistan establishment, particularly after the 2011 U.S. Read More »

US To Russia: Syrian Ceasefire Talks Are Suspended

Kerry told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a phone call last week that the US was preparing to "suspend US-Russia bilateral engagement on Syria. Russia, he added, was "either unwilling or unable to ensure Syrian regime adherence to the arrangements to which Moscow agreed" as shown through the continued bombing of hospitals and other civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. Read More »