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Following his declaration to Parliament, Puigdemont and his allies signed an Independence declaration outside the chamber, but its legal validity was unclear. However, Rajoy did not specify whether Madrid would assume direct control of Catalonia. At stake is the future of a region of 7.5 million people deeply divided over Independence, one of Spain's economic powerhouses, whose drive to break away has raised concern for stability in the European Union.
  • EPA Announces It Will Repeal Clean Power Plan

    EPA Announces It Will Repeal Clean Power Plan

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    The Clean power plant policy was implemented in 2015, and its goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of America to 2005 level until 2030. Back in March, Trump signed an executive order instructing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to get rid of the Clean Power Plan .
  • Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

    Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

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    Feinstein is the oldest USA senator but among several octogenarians, including Republicans Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Shelby, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts and John McCain. Now that Feinstein has announced her intentions, the political future of one other long-serving senator remains unknown. Sen. With the political winds seeming to shift in her favor, Ms.
  • Explosion at gas station in Ghana leaves six dead

    Explosion at gas station in Ghana leaves six dead

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    While authorities will deal with the backlash and politics of regulation later on, in the meantime, they have responded quickly with over 200 law enforcement and fire service personnel deployed to the blast zone. "This is a busy interchange and one of the main routes out of the city", she said. A petition asking lawmakers to "set up rules and regulations for safer filling stations away from businesses, schools and residential areas" has been signed by more than 1,000 people within hours.
  • Aamir ruled out of Lanka ODI series

    Aamir ruled out of Lanka ODI series

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    Pakistan suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka when the fast bowler M Aamir was ruled out of the five-match series due to a stress injury in his right shin. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Dimuth Karunaratne scored his seventh Test Century, and scored unbeaten 133 runs at Stumps . Karunaratne started to make partnership with different players and gave his wicket in 6th in number which means, he played with five different players in the match though he was an ...
  • All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp

    All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp

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    But a post on the page of the office of army chief Min Aung Hlaing said blazes at seven houses in a Rohingya village early Wednesday were started by an "Einu" or a militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live. The Rohingya, a stateless mostly Muslim ethnic minority, have long faced persecution in Rakhine in northern Myanmar (Burma).
  • Vehicle hits pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum

    Vehicle hits pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum

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    The area was cordoned off Saturday by heavily armed police, according to video posted on social media. Mark added: 'I think everyone seems to be just trying to carry on as normal because no one knows what is happening'. BST on October 7. Photographs showed a dented silver auto and a man being pinned to the ground outside the museum. The ambulance service sent multiple resources to the scene, including its hazardous area response team, ambulance crews, paramedics in fast response cars and ...
  • Hundreds gather in central Barcelona ahead of pro-Spain rally

    Hundreds gather in central Barcelona ahead of pro-Spain rally

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    Rajoy's comments came as thousands of people throughout Spain held rallies Saturday calling for dialogue over the independence push. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has threatened to declare independence early next week, and hundreds of thousands of Catalan protesters marched in favor of splitting from Spain this week.
  • Turkey Says Will Work to Improve German Ties

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    Already tense relations took a turn for the worse after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched a crackdown on his opponents following a failed coup attempt previous year, Reuters reported. The province is dominated by jihadist groups and Mr Erdogan has said he will not allow a "terror corridor" on the Turkish border. "A Turkish intervention has been on the table for a long time", he said, adding that Turkey had been working to encourage defections in order "to isolate the group associated ...
  • Assad's forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria

    Assad's forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria

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    The report also suggested that Syrian government troops, backed by Russian warplanes, are now near the al-Mayadeen Market and Grain Silos. In addition, Konashenkov confirmed the deaths of three IS field commanders in recent Russian air attacks in Syria, including senior leader Abu Omar al-Shishani.
  • Fox News Reporter Claims Harvey Weinstein Masturbated in Front of Her

    Fox News Reporter Claims Harvey Weinstein Masturbated in Front of Her

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    Meanwhile, organizers of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project's annual Legacy Awards - the LGBTQ group's gala fundraiser honoring entertainment industry figures who "made a profound and lasting impact on LGBT storytelling and the LGBT community" - announced The Weinstein Company would no longer be honored at the October 22 ceremony.
  • DOJ rescinds protections for transgender workers

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    The DoJ guidelines stop that nonsense and do what should have been done at the outset of Obamacare; allow a religious exemption for the contraception mandate. "Nothing in the memo should be interpreted as "[condoning] mistreatment on the basis of gender identity", it goes on, and notes that transgender individuals are protected under federal hate-crime statutes.
  • Nobel Peace prize goes to group opposing nuclear weapons

    Nobel Peace prize goes to group opposing nuclear weapons

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    In 1985, the infectious diseases and public health physician became involved in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War . The award, he added, could create a "new stigma" around nuclear arms, similar to the stigma attached to biological and chemical weapons.
  • Much Warmer Air For Start of Weekend

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    It will be quite warm and even humid, too! A warm front will pass through CT tomorrow. Anytime our wind comes from the east all day, it brings in the air sitting about the Atlantic Ocean. From there, Nate will emerge in the very warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is forecast to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane.
  • Las Vegas shooter had devices to allow fully automatic gunfire

    Las Vegas shooter had devices to allow fully automatic gunfire

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    So if a semi-automatic rifle fitted with a bump stock can perform just like a fully automatic weapon , it should be given the same legal classification. Gun control is always a tough sell in Congress because of Republicans who hold the Second Amendment sacrosanct. Feinstein included language to ban such modifications to assault rifles in legislation proposed after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but no legislation was passed to restrict firearms ...
  • Kachikwu now meeting Buhari

    Kachikwu now meeting Buhari

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    Maikanti Baru . This came a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup which affected 55 management staff, and Kachikwu said neither he nor the board had any idea about the appointments, stressing that it wasn't the first time changes would be made without the board's input.
  • Construction Worker Shot Foreman Then Self, NYPD Says

    Construction Worker Shot Foreman Then Self, NYPD Says

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    Police said the suspect, who had been recently fired, returned to the site and shot the 37-year-old foreman several times. Police were stationed all around the building with guns drawn, and construction workers who had vacated the site gathered on a corner up the block.
  • Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury

    Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury

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    The White House, Sanders said , wants to be "part of that discussion and certainly open to that moving forward". Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to share footage from his visits with first responders and victims of Sunday night's massacre, when a gunman rained fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 .
  • School guard sets kids on fire

    School guard sets kids on fire

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    The fire gutted the day care centre. Reports revealed the security guard, identified as Damiao Soares dos Santos , 50, was mentally ill and had worked in the centre since 2008. President Michael Temer tweeted: "I'm very sorry about this tragedy involving children in Janauba". The municipality of Janauba announced a 7-day mourning in region.
  • Trump Administration Makes It Much Easier for Employers to Deny Birth Control

    Trump Administration Makes It Much Easier for Employers to Deny Birth Control

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    The move could potentially impact millions of Americans who now receive birth control with no co-payments. And, the Times says, hundreds of thousands of women could stand to lose this. But Dr. Haywood L. Brown, the president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the rules would turn back the clock on women's health.
  • Council considers confusion over charging GST in hotels

    Council considers confusion over charging GST in hotels

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    In a move aimed at providing relief to traders and exporters; bringing simplicity and cutting compliance costs, the GST Council also chose to raise the turnover threshold to Rs 1 crore from Rs 75 lakh for businesses to avail of the composition scheme that allows them to pay 1-5 per cent tax without going through tedious formalities.
  • ISS spacewalk to replace Canadarm2 part

    ISS spacewalk to replace Canadarm2 part

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    Two astronauts are getting ready for a spacewalk set to begin Thursday at 8:05 a.m. EDT. The first spacewalk will focus on the removal and replacement of one of the Canadarm2's latching end effectors (LEE). The arm is like an dexterous snake-like instrument that extends up to almost 60 feet in the space and grabs large object. The spacewalk is the first of three planned over the next two weeks.