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Trump Ends ObamaCare Abortion and Contraceptive Mandate

Under the ACA, nearly all employers are required to offer health insurance to their employees that includes coverage of various forms of contraception, including birth control pills and intrauterine devices. The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious and moral objections.

GST Council Meet Ends, Rates on Many Consumer Items Slashed

In a relief to exporters, the Minister said returns for the month of July and August would be refunded through cheques from October 10 and October 18 respectively. For example - if someone has a grocery shop, he gives 5 per cent on branded items, but those who sell open atta (wheat), there is zero tax on that.

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, says attacker recent convert to Islam

According to a report in The Telegraph of United Kingdom, the Islamic State terror group has claimed that Stephen Paddock converted to Islam a few months ago. He also urged followers to step up attacks and "burn" their enemies everywhere. The group also claimed a knife attack on Sunday that killed two women in Marseille, France, but French authorities say they have found no link between the attacker and ISIS.

Palestinian reconciliation - reasons for hope?

Hamas has controlled Gaza since seizing it from the PA in a near civil war in 2007 and multiple previous reconciliation attempts have failed. After meeting Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, UN Special Co-ordinator for the peace process Nickolay Mladenov said the development "should facilitate the lifting of the movement and access restrictions on Gaza".

Iran, Turkey coordinate military response to Kurdish independence vote

Under presidency of two countries, fourth meeting of Turkish-Iranian high-level co-operation Council will be held. He stressed the importance of "protecting national security" for Iran and Turkey , adding that "no country takes its national security lightly and would allow emotions of others to create mayhem...".

Witnesses testify VX killed brother of North Korean leader

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim, and they've pleaded not guilty to murder. She earlier told the court that the cholinesterase level in a normal man would be between 5,320 and 12,290. Khalid had insisted that Malaysian authorities had immediately informed the North Korean Embassy. The women face the death penalty if convicted. On July 28, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin fixed 23 days for trial till Nov 30.

Marilyn Manson hospitalised after huge stage prop crushes him

At this point it appears that Manson is not drastically injured but needs some time to recuperate at his home in Los Angeles. " Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming U.S. In one video , a few fans could be heard shouting encouragement at Manson to get back up. "It happened in the middle of his song 'Sweet Dreams , '" a fan present at the show, Yousif Al Zaid , told The Guardian .

Guj polls: Amit Shah holds meeting with Jaitley, Rupani

The primary itinerary shows that Modi will also visit Rajkot to lay the foundation stone for International Airport at the city before moving to South Gujarat for another infrastructure project for Bhaddbhut weir in Bharuch District. Rahul Gandhi while hitting out at the Modi government said that is has been able to provide employment to only 400 new youth as compared to 40,000 in China.

Ashura processions for 10th of Muharram culminate peacefully across country

In order to maintain security in various cities across the country, the Ministry of Interior has sent the recommendations for suspension of mobile phone service and pillion riding. In addition to the deployment of over 23 thousand Police officers, 26 snipers have also been posted at high rise buildings across the procession route.

After San Juan's Mayor Begged for Help, Trump Attacked Her on Twitter

Trump lauded the effort of first responders to Puerto Rico, saying they have done "an awesome job" despite a lack of electricity, damaged roads and no road service. On the island of Puerto Rico, thousands of people are still in need of food, water and power in the wake of Hurricane Maria . Ten days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the US territory's governor approved a moratorium on rent payments for those living in public housing as residents struggle to recover from the ...

Trump to 'Confront the North Korean Threat' on Upcoming Asia Trip

The countries which he will likely to visit are China, Japan , South Korea , Vietnam and Philippines. At the same time, Trump's national security team is conducting a broad review of USA strategy toward China in search of ways to counter Chinese trade practices and open up market access, a senior administration official said .

Indonesia Prepares to Divert Bali-Bound Flights in Case of Volcanic Eruption

Mount Agung's status was raised to the highest level last week and authorities have imposed a 12 km exclusion zone around it. Volcanologists have detected increased activity in the last week, but they are still unable to accurately predict the exact date and time of eruption.

Equifax CEO steps down following disastrous data breach

Two weeks ago, Equifax revealed to the public that cyber criminals had accessed its network during May and remained in the system until their presence was discovered in late-July. Smith had been scheduled to appear October 3 during a Congressional hearing that would likely have turned into a public lambasting. The chief executive of Equifax is out after a massive data breach compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Price Target Cut to $90.00

Bruderman Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Darden Restaurants by 0.4% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,578 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period.

Missouri sending National Guard to help US Virgin Islands hurricane recovery

It's rare to find uplifting stories about hurricanes, but here's one: A Virginia woman named Sali Gear rescued pets stranded on the Virgin Islands after Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean earlier in the month. Thankfully, volunteers who'd heard of the campaign on social media showed up to Gear's farm and helped her reintegrate the animals after their departure from the islands.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini out of CSKA Moscow clash

There are dilemmas elsewhere as Mourinho attempts to juggle Europe with the Premier League . Mkhitaryan has been a key figure in United's impressive early season form, scoring once and racking up five assists throughout a series of consistent displays, with a number of those assists coming later in matches .

Hurricane Maria passing by North Carolina coast

North Carolina may bear the worst of the storm, as current forecasts show Maria brushing its coast late Tuesday into early Wednesday . Tropical storm warnings still extend along the North Carolina coast. The hurricane center said forecast models agree on this general scenario but differ on the timing and location of that curve. Hurricane Maria could prompt storm watches along North Carolina's Outer Banks as it rolls north after killing at least 10 people and knocking out power to ...

India rules out troops for Afghanistan, stresses development, training role

Mattis was in the Indian capital on Tuesday, marking the first visit to the country by a Cabinet-level official from President Donald Trump's administration. Sitharaman says she raised the issue directly with Mattis. Pakistan Prime Minister S.K. Abbasi's recent statement that India has "zero political and military role" in Afghanistan has little meaning when the Afghan government and its global supporters wants an intensified engagement by India.

2000-Acre Canyon Fire Prompts Evacuations, Lane Closure Near Anaheim-Corona Border

The last update from the Corona Fire Department Monday evening stated the fire had scorched roughly 2,000 acres with just 5 percent containment. The huge blaze covered an area of 2,00 acres by 9pm last night forcing authorities to order evacuations for 1,000 homes.

Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion English Premier League

The Arsenal playmaker's contract expires at the end of the season - and speculation is beginning to mount as to where the World Cup victor will end up. He surpasses Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs by reaching that number. "As insane as it sounds after all these years, my focus will be on winning the game", said Barry.

Trump travel ban extended to North Korea

Iraqi citizens will not be subject to travel prohibitions but will face enhanced scrutiny or vetting. The department of homeland security will have the authority to add or remove travel restrictions on countries as conditions change, a senior administration official said.

World's heaviest 500-kg lady passes away in Abu Dhabi

Eman, when transferred to the Abu Dhabi hospital, was under the supervision of 20 doctors of different specialties who were managing her medical condition from the time she landed in UAE . After having the treatment in Mumbai , she almost loses 300 kg of weight. Her sister Shaimaa Selim had asked doctors in Abu Dhabi not to speak to the media without her permission over Eman's treatment .

China limits oil supplies to North Korea

Officials said, textiles are one of the last major sources of revenue following sanctions on other resources by the UN Security Council. China is limiting its oil exports to North Korea to comply with new sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council last week, which include fuel import restrictions.

Trump lashes out at McCain on health care vote

John McCain (R-AZ), who is also opposing the health care reform bill. Republicans in Congress are understandably eager to keep faith with voters after vowing repeatedly to repeal and replace Obamacare if placed in power. McConnell had said earlier this week that he meant to hold a Senate vote next week before a September 30 deadline to use a fast-track procedure allowing a simple majority vote.

Iran Unveils New Long-Range Ballistic Missile with Multiple Warheads

He also criticized the 2015 pact that the United States and other world powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions. Several wings of Iran's armed forces and police units are showcasing their military might in the nationwide events attended by country's top leadership.

Seismic activity detected in North Korea near nuclear testing site

China's official Xinhua News Agency said earlier that its seismic service detected a magnitude 3.4 quake in North Korea and saw the likely cause as an explosion. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. The area isn't where natural earthquakes normally occur.

Kim Jong Un Vows To 'Tame The Mentally-Deranged' Trump 'With Fire'

Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, with Trump moving to impose new sanctions against the country. Kim also said the comments were reflective of "mentally deranged behavior". South Korean media called it the first such direct address to the world by Kim. But North Korea's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, on Thursday likened Mr Trump's comments to "the sound of a barking dog" .

Emir urges Trump to intervene in Gulf dispute

Earlier on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim criticised the countries behind the blockade on Qatar in his address to the UN General Assembly. The Gulf crisis should be resolved "pretty quickly", US President Donald Trump said following a meeting with Qatar's Emir yesterday.

Full-Length Trailer for Lady Gaga Documentary 'Gaga: Five Foot Two'

Gaga was basically making short films with her epic-length music videos, but she has slowly transitioned into the film and television world over the years. She apologised to her "Little Monsters" and said she hoped they'd understand. This is followed by the Applause singer's declaration to her entourage that: 'I want to do the opposite of what everyone thinks I'm going to do'.

Government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Even if Manafort doesn't have incriminating evidence against Trump, he could still be a source of valuable information to Mueller from a counterintelligence standpoint . Manafort was still in bed when federal agents who were granted a "no-knock warrant" picked the front-door lock of his Virginia home in July, The New York Times reported Monday night.

Iran's Rouhani: Ending Nuclear Deal 'Would Carry High Cost' for US

Meanwhile, Michael Lane said US President Donald Trump thinks his predecessor Barack Obama made a "horrendous mistake" when he designed his foreign policy towards Iran. "Not a fair deal to this country". The worldwide response - the US, Britain, France and Germany warned the United Nations (UN) that Iran had taken " a threatening and provocative step " by testing a rocket capable of delivering satellites into orbit and asked the UN chief to investigate.

GM Faces Strike Deadline in Canada

This is the first strike at a Canadian assembly plant since 1996 when Unifor's forerunner, the Canadian Auto Workers, held a three-week walkout at GM. Dias has emerged as the face for labor during renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, pushing for higher working standards in both the USA and Mexico.

Maryam Nawaz heads to London

The Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from office over a ruling he was dishonest in a corruption inquiry. Maryam and her husband Capt (Retd) Safdar left for London by a PIA flight this morning, a day before they were summoned to appear before an accountability court in Islamabad in corruption cases linked to Panama Papers scandal.

DEVELOPING: Lineman electrocuted in Irwin County during Irma recovery

The utility tweeted a list this afternoon that showed when power should be restored to the major cities in Georgia affected by Tropical Storm Irma. Georgia Power expects power to be restored in most places in the county by Friday at 10 p.m.

Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter

Trump's Sunday morning Twitter post was one of more than about six supporters' tweets the President retweeted Sunday before 8:30 a.m. "She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!" The tweet uncovered a President as yet returning to his old online networking propensities, to be specific, those prone to gain him speedy feedback, under two months after resigned Gen.

CNN Segment Cut Short After Sports Analyst Repeatedly Says "Boobs"

He made sure she heard him again and stated he believes strongly in boobs , so the segment went on as planned, or so everybody thought. He also said that since ESPN fired Curt Schilling for a Facebook post supporting North Carolina's transgender bathroom ban , they also have to fire Hill for her social media behavior.

Jennifer Garner cries over 'Hamilton' while delirious on anesthesia

The star took to Instagram to share a throwback video of herself, right after she had a bout of dental surgery and the after effects of some " dental anaesthesia " set in. "They did the sad part of Hamilton ". They said, are you OK? "That music is so pretty ", Jennifer added while starting to crying. "I told them about it, they have to see it".

Pakistan, World XI team look for final flourish in 3rd T20I

Perera took the finishing duties on himself, hitting two sixes in the 19th over bowled by Sohail Khan, and had luck on his side, being dropped at the long-of boundary. Pakistan won the first match by 20 runs on Tuesday but struggled to contain World XI's strong batting line-up after its frontline fast bowler Hasan Ali was ruled out of Wednesday's game due to back strain.

Bullet Train Project aimed at reaping benefit in Gujarat poll

To get electoral benefit from the project, Mr Modi organised a grand ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the bullet train project in Ahmedabad and also held a road show with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The mention of increased cooperation has invited a cautious response from China. "So it would in a practical way it really give legs to our Act East Policy", the Foreign Secretary said.

Qatari FM meets Erdogan amid Gulf diplomatic rift

The four have also insisted that Doha scales down its relations with Iran, as part of conditions to renew relations. On September 7, at a press conference at the White House with the emir of Kuwait, president Donald Trump promised to end the Gulf crisis that began on June 5 when four Arab countries - Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt - imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Qatar.

Ankara concludes deal with Moscow over S-400 missile defense system

The Pentagon has already expressed its dissatisfaction with the arms deal. Turkey said in April that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally nations had not presented a "financially effective" offer on alternative missile defense systems.

Olive Garden ups ante on popular never-ending pasta pass

Last year, 21,000 Pasta Passes were claimed in one second, giving guests an all-access pass to Olive Garden's most popular promotion of the year, Never Ending Pasta Bowl . 50 lucky customers will be able to buy an 8-day trip to Italy for only $200! Airfare, ground transportation, hotels, meals, and excursions will all be included in the $200 cost.

Opec sees higher oil demand in 2018

Plus, the cartel and its allies are said to be considering an extension of their output-cut deal beyond March. Oil prices are weighed down by concerns the world has reached the limits of demand, which is crippling valuations more than the threat from electric cars and national policies geared at banning vehicles running on gasoline and diesel in the future, according to RBC's chief commodities strategist.

Eyes Turn to Difficult-to-Predict Hurricane Jose

Forecast models agree the storm will turn toward the east coast of the United States, but longer term forecasts are less definitive. Such a path is concerning in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which has altered the beach landscape and made it more vulnerable to coastal erosion and flooding.

Pope Francis blasts climate change skeptics, cites 'moral' duty to act

Speaking to reporters aboard the papal plane returning from a five-day trip to Colombia , he said he hoped Trump "rethinks" the decision to scrap the plan that allowed immigrants bought into the usa as children to remain. "Then they decide and history will judge those decisions". "I don't know what Maduro is thinking, I don't know what's going on in his head", Francis admitted to reporters on his plane.

Abe says North Korea must give up its nuclear program

Previous estimates have ranged from 50 kilotons to 120 kilotons. The unstable regime in Pyongyang has concluded that its only hope of self-preservation, in the face of provocative threats from an unstable Trump administration, is to try and expand its nuclear arsenal as quickly as possible.

Quake in Mexico 'strongest in a century'

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the quake was the strongest in a century, according to CNN . The day after an 8.2 magnitude quake hit Mexico's Pacific coast policemen stand next to collapsed buildings in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca September 9, 2017.

Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma

The Le Chateau des Palmiers on the island of St. Martin was in the direct path of then-category 5 Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported . Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin told the Palm Beach Daily he's not aware of any extra storm protection underway at Mar-a-Lago, and a local reporter who drove by the property told CNN she saw no exterior preparations.

Irma's path becomes clearer, impact expected in central NC

The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center lessens the impact of the storm for much of North Carolina. There remains an outside chance that Irma could move along a more easterly track. "Western Carolina University Emergency Services has been monitoring Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on the university", WCU Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar said in a statement Thursday.

Hurricane Irma is forcing Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to evacuate

The wants residents to be reminded they can seek shelter in a hotel on the mainland at one of the county's shelters or hunker down with friends west of USA 1 until this storm passes if you do not plan to depart the county. Hurricane Irma killed four people on St. Martin , where Trump's home is located. The 2016 AP investigation is newly relevant as a massively powerful Hurricane Irma swirls toward Florida.