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So Tom and I met at Geoffrey's in Malibu, talked for four hours and agreed to do it. FILE PHOTO: Musician Tom Petty speaks to guests after being inducted during the 47th Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in NY, U.S. Petty's music had the narrative qualities of a great Dylan song, the pop sensibility of Jeff Lynne's ELO, the coolness of a Roy Orbison hit and the hook of great George Harrison Beatles songs.
  • Trump tells Tillerson he's wasting his time

    Trump tells Tillerson he's wasting his time

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    I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man... US and Chinese delegations, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi, meet on Saturday in Beijing.
  • Zuckerberg Asks For Forgiveness Regarding Facebook's Role In 'Dividing People'

    Zuckerberg Asks For Forgiveness Regarding Facebook's Role In 'Dividing People'

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    Sounds like you can't handle a healthy debate. It also says it plans to better enforce restrictions on " improper " material, require more documentation from buyers of election ads and collaborate with its competitors. In the immediate aftermath of a shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas that left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured late Sunday night, fake news and conspiracy theories circulated quickly on the site.
  • Pakistan's ruling party nominates ousted PM Sharif to lead it

    Pakistan's ruling party nominates ousted PM Sharif to lead it

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    The bill had already been passed by the NA and the Senate - the upper house of the Parliament - but was returned to the lower house for fresh votes on the Senate's amendments. On Monday, President Mamnoon Hussain signed the controversial Election Act 2017 into law after it was rushed through the National Assembly amid vociferous opposition from the opposition parties.
  • Dallas Stars: Remembering Dave Strader

    Dallas Stars: Remembering Dave Strader

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    He was sidelined for much of the 2016-17 season after being diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer in the bile duct, in May of 2016, eventually returning to the booth for a handful of Stars games, including a national call.
  • Iraqi military moves to take control of Kurdish borders

    Iraqi military moves to take control of Kurdish borders

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    Turkey has repeatedly threatened to impose economic sanction, effectively cutting their main access to worldwide markets, and has held joint military exercises with Iraqi troops on the border. "The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq", Tillerson said in a statement on Friday.
  • Kabul Attack Cause Of Abdullah's Delayed India Visit

    Kabul Attack Cause Of Abdullah's Delayed India Visit

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    The deputy commander of the Kabul police told The New York Times that Afghan forces had been dispatched to the area where the rockets were fired, while airport officials claimed that several insurgents had been spotted entering a house behind the airport.
  • Newcastle star has no regrets over leaving Liverpool

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    Despite his love for Rafa, the former player says that as a Liverpool fan he wants him to lose this weekend and not just by the odd goal, Robbie Fowler wants the visitors to "win really comfortably". Newcastle are a side that have been quite impressive lately. Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has refused to rule out the possibility of a return to Liverpool one day but is happy at St James' Park - for now.
  • Better defences needed to ward off Nth Korea, US expert warns Australia

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    As Moscow received a high-level negotiator to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, Pyongyang's ambassador to Russian Federation insisted that the Asian country is not backing down from its vow to deploy force if necessary. RIA news service said Ulyanov described a war on the Korean Peninsula as having 'catastrophic consequences, ' and that the sanctions tool had been likely exhausted.
  • Supreme Court Accepts Case to End Forced Union Dues

    Supreme Court Accepts Case to End Forced Union Dues

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    The unions argue the bargaining process benefits all workers, even if they are non-members. "This case is yet another example of corporate interests using their power and influence to launch a political attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor", said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents 1.6 million public sector employees.
  • Auto bomb blast kills seven in Somalia's Mogadishu

    Auto bomb blast kills seven in Somalia's Mogadishu

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    Al Shabaab, which is affiliated to Al Qaeda, has been fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally backed government since 2007. A Somali military officer put the number of the dead at 15. People gather at the scene of a vehicle bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 28, 2017. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
  • UAE Prepares For Mars Colonization By Building Domed Cities In The Desert

    UAE Prepares For Mars Colonization By Building Domed Cities In The Desert

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    The project's 1.9 million square foot of land will serve as a playground for engineers to prototype building materials and construction techniques that may eventually be used for building a colony in Mars . Mars Science City will include a museum focusing on human achievements in space. In addition to research on Earth, the Emirates Mars Mission is working towards launching the Hope spacecraft in 2020.
  • Narrow escape for SpiceJet flight after Taliban attacks Kabul airport

    Narrow escape for SpiceJet flight after Taliban attacks Kabul airport

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    Promising a more "holistic" approach without fixed timetables and involving other countries in the region, including Pakistan , he said the Taliban would have to learn they could not defeat the government. Stoltenberg also said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has pleaded to increase troop numbers and welcomes Washington's conditions-based approach to Afghanistan.
  • By electing Henry Bolton Ukip has pulled back from the brink

    By electing Henry Bolton Ukip has pulled back from the brink

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    Former Ukip leader Nigel described Mr Bolton as a "a guy of achievement and a man of substance". Phil Hornby spent the day on the English Riviera, and watched the build-up to an unexpected result. Bolton, a former soldier and Thames Valley police officer, later worked for organisations such as the United Nations and Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Kosovo and other countries.
  • Theresa May Threatens US With Trade War

    Theresa May Threatens US With Trade War

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    British and Canadian leaders have said the dispute would damage Boeing's chances to win defense contracts with their respective governments. British premier Theresa May on Wednesday said she was "bitterly disappointed" about a dispute between Canadian and US aircraft manufacturers which could cost around a thousand jobs in Northern Ireland.
  • Prince Harry catches young girl 'stealing' his popcorn at Invictus Games

    Prince Harry catches young girl 'stealing' his popcorn at Invictus Games

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    During an event at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 , a toddler seized her chance as the adults talked, and helped herself to the royal popcorn, Mashable reported . And, Prince Harry's reaction is basically all of us! The British Royal Family could be "worried" about Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson cashing in on her romance with Prince Harry over his latest television endeavour, a royal commentator has told IBTimes UK .
  • Google forced to make changes in the search engine

    Google forced to make changes in the search engine

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    The company's proposal, first reported by Bloomberg , means Google Shopping will be able to bid against other sites for advertising slots within its search results, but will have to do using its own revenues, not those from the wider Google business.
  • Work on models for Donald Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall begins

    Work on models for Donald Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall begins

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    Federal contractors are working on eight versions of a proposed border wall to divide the US and Mexico . Construction on the eight wall prototypes began today (Tuesday, September 26) in San Diego with four of the prototypes made of concrete , while the other four will be constructed of alternate or " other materials ".
  • Catalan Students, Activists Continue Pro-Referendum Protests

    Catalan Students, Activists Continue Pro-Referendum Protests

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    In her editorial, Calou blamed on Rajoy for escalating the conflict. The students, many draped in red and yellow Catalan independence flags, chanted "We will vote" and "Independence". But Romeva called on the European Commission and the European Parliament to "stand for values and principles enshrined" in the founding treaties. A media watch dog says pressure by the Catalan government and social media harassment by "hooligans " of the pro-independence movement is making for a suffocating ...
  • England out to 12/5 for Ashes success following squad announcement

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    Essex's Tom Westley is the main casualty of the 16-man travelling party named by the European Central Bank on Wednesday morning (27 September), although Ben Stokes makes the cut as expected despite yesterday's announcement that he would miss the fourth ODI against West Indies after being arrested in the early hours of Monday morning following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.
  • Otto Warmbier's body showed no signs of torture, coroner's reports says

    Otto Warmbier's body showed no signs of torture, coroner's reports says

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    The Wyoming High School graduate and University of Virginia student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster while visiting there in January 2015. The coroner's report lists Warmbier's death as resulting from complications of chronic anoxic encephalopathy, which involves a loss of brain function due to brain tissue being deprived of oxygen.
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the undisputed King of the Ring

    Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the undisputed King of the Ring

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    Kern, a Porsche test driver by trade, ultimately set the final record time, the company said . The 911 GT2 RS is not only the most powerful 911 but also the fastest auto to go around the 20.6-kilometre Nordschleife Nurburgring. And unlike the Lamborghini Huracan Performante's lap , which had many second-guessing its legitimacy, the GT2's lap occurred with a notary watching and with all cars wearing street-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
  • NASA to Partner with Russian Federation on Deep Space Gateway Exploration

    NASA to Partner with Russian Federation on Deep Space Gateway Exploration

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    Nasa said it had already engaged industry partners in gateway concept studies, while Roscosmos and other space station partner agencies were preparing to do the same. "This plan challenges our current capabilities in human spaceflight and will benefit from engagement by multiple countries and USA industry", NASA officials said in a statement .
  • France leaves door open for Bombardier to join Siemens Alstom

    France leaves door open for Bombardier to join Siemens Alstom

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    President Emmanuel Macron's government is under fire over the Alstom deal because the French state owns 20 percent of Alstom and has repeatedly intervened to save its jobs. "We have the strength and desire to create a European champion on the global market", Kaeser told analysts during a conference. All the while, European train-makers were facing growing competition from China, where train output began to eclipse Bombardier , Alstom and Siemens from 2011.
  • Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

    Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

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    Under the country's strict interpretation of Islamic law, women and men are restricted from mixing outside the home and family. The stadium had previously been reserved for all-male crowds to watch sporting events. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said of Saudi's decision to end the ban, "We're certainly happy to hear that". A committee will be formed to look into how to implement the new order, which is slated to come into effect in June 2018.