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People US Commends Kurdish Leader Barzani for Stepping Down
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Barzani, the 71-year-old president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, stepped down on Sunday amid diplomatic and military fall-out from a calamitous decision to hold an independence referendum. The news comes after an Iraqi army offensive in the region that led to the takeover of Kirkuk, the center of northern Iraq's oil industry and a city that the Kurds had control over outside the borders of the autonomous region.

People As heavy rainfall lashes Chennai, holiday declared for city schools on Tuesday
Author: 0 As heavy rainfall lashes Chennai, holiday declared for city schools on Tuesday

Coastal districts including Chennai, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Ramanathapuram received heavy rainfalls while a few interior districts received heavy to very heavy rains. It has also forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 32 and 24 deg Celsius respectively.

Author: 0 At least 6 people died because of the hurricane "Hervert" in Europe

Strong winds battered northern and central Europe on Sunday, killing at least six people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with authorities watching for oil leaks from a huge freighter that ran aground in the North Sea. A historic windmill was destroyed in Oldenswort near Flensburg northern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. In Berlin, one man was severely injured by roof tiles falling from a building, another one was injured when hit by scaffolding torn off a home and four more were ...

People Derbyshire actor Bruno Langley leaves Corrie over sexual assault claims
Author: 0 Derbyshire actor Bruno Langley leaves Corrie over sexual assault claims

The father-of-one thanked his friends for their support in a statement last night, saying: "I'd like to thank all of my friends who work on the show for their love, friendship and support during this extremely hard period". "New scenes show Adam Barlow telling Ken that Todd has left Weatherfield with his young ward Summer". A soap insider told RadioTimes.com: "Scenes featuring Bruno will continue to be screened until December 24th".

Author: 0 Russian helicopter missing in Arctic found on seabed, eight presumed dead: Rescuers

The Mi-8 helicopter crashed off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard with eight Russian men - five crew and three passengers - on board, all of whom are presumed to be dead. At the time of its disappearance, the helicopter was traveling back to Barentsburg from Pyramiden, an abandoned coal mining settlement. A sea patrol plane, a Danish aircraft, two Norwegian helicopters and several vessels had been searching the area since Thursday.

People UN Syria envoy not taking part in Astana meeting
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Once the Astana talks conclude, they will continue to intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on November 28. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, the de-escalation zones in the Arab country as well as documents prepared at the experts' meetings in Astana.

People Clocks to go back by an hour tonight
Author: 0 Clocks to go back by an hour tonight

The answer is the date Daylight Savings Time (DST) will end for Florida is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The clock change brings Ireland from Daylight Saving Time to Greenwich Mean Time. The correct term is without the "s" but the added "s" has become widely used in the United States. Currently, federal laws don't allow states to completely adopt out of daylight saving time - just opt out occasionally - but by switching an hour ahead from the Eastern Time Zone to Atlantic, ...

People Almost 800K Without Power Across New England as Storm Blasts Region
Author: 0 Almost 800K Without Power Across New England as Storm Blasts Region

That 2012 storm devastated the nation's most populous areas, was blamed for at least 182 deaths in the USA and Caribbean and more than $71 billion in damage in this country alone. Crews are responding to reports of downed power lines and trees along with flooded roads. And the storm was expected to bring "hurricane force wind gusts" to coastal waters from eastern MA to southern ME early Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

People Paul Manafort, Rick Gates to surrender to federal authorities in Mueller probe
Author: 0 Paul Manafort, Rick Gates to surrender to federal authorities in Mueller probe

The charges against the two men were not immediately clear, but it was widely reported last week that the special counsel's investigation had resulted in charges against at least one individual. The FBI conducted a predawn on Manafort's home in July. Speculation had focused on former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Mr Manafort, both of them once involved in undeclared lobbying for foreign interests.

People Spain's prosecutor calls for rebellion, sedition charges against Catalan leaders
Author: 0 Spain's prosecutor calls for rebellion, sedition charges against Catalan leaders

SPAIN watched tensely to see whether Catalan separatist leaders would show up at their offices on Monday to resist Madrid as it took over the running of the region in the European Union country's biggest crisis in decades. Spain has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since an independence referendum, organised by Mr Puigdemont's separatist government, was held earlier this month in defiance of a ruling by the Constitutional Court which had declared it illegal.

People House panel says firm behind Trump dossier will disclose its bank records
Author: 0 House panel says firm behind Trump dossier will disclose its bank records

On Sunday, Trump tried to shift the focus back to Democrats and Clinton, tweeting that the Russian Federation issue was being used to sidetrack the Republican push for tax reform and praising Republican "anger and unity" on the need to look into whether Democrats and the Clinton campaign paid for a portion of a dossier that detailed accusations about Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

People What is Article 35A - Which Grants Special Rights to Jammu and Kashmir
Author: 0 What is Article 35A - Which Grants Special Rights to Jammu and Kashmir

And that stopping citizens of other states from finding employment or buying property in Jammu and Kashmir is a violation of fundamental rights under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution. After taking advice from the Jawaharlal Nehru cabinet, former president Rajendra Prasad sent an order which later led to the incorporation of Article 35 A into the Constitution in 1954.

People State Department: Sanctions against Russian Federation not 'competitive tool' on arms market
Author: 0 State Department: Sanctions against Russian Federation not 'competitive tool' on arms market

But the State Department said the standard for imposing sanctions is flexible and the impact to USA national security of a particular arms deal would be weighed first. "Congress will expect thorough and timely consultation until full implementation is complete". Turkey, for example, is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that recently made a deal with the Kremlin to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

People Sushma Swaraj Met with Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni
Author: 0 Sushma Swaraj Met with Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on Gentiloni . "Ties between the two countries were virtually in a freeze over the Marines issue", said former Ambassador to Italy Anil Wadhwa, who was tasked with restarting the dialogue process when he arrived in Rome in March 2016.

People Facebook announces new ad transparency efforts
Author: 0 Facebook announces new ad transparency efforts

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a separate post this is more transparency than required for other media. "That level of transparency is good for democracy and it's good for the electoral process". Facebook's initial tests in Canada will only display ads that are now live, but Goldman says Facebook has a plan to eventually display political ads that are no longer active as well.

People US, South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease 'irresponsible' provocations
Author: 0 US, South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease 'irresponsible' provocations

Mattis is emphasizing the Trump administration's push fora diplomatic solution to the problem. South Korea , the U.S. and Japan would all respond with measures to deter and defend against North Korea . The US has about 28,500 troops based in South Korea and has maintained a military presence there since the Korean warended in 1953. Mattis said during an appearance in Thailand last week with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

People Tips for staying safe during Halloween trick or treating
Author: 0 Tips for staying safe during Halloween trick or treating

Make sure that they are reflective in their costume or something that they have on whether it be their bag, make sure they have a light", says Ryan Adamson, THPD PIO. Stay off the roadway unless crossing the street, and always cross the street at crosswalks or unobscured intersections. Everyone should use flashlights or glow-sticks to increase visibility.

People One dead, 20 injured as Chavara KMML bridge collapses
Author: 0 One dead, 20 injured as Chavara KMML bridge collapses

At least 70 persons were on the foot overbridge when it came falling down around 10.30 am in Chavara near Kollam . Those crossing the bridge were injured as iron rods fell on them. The injured have been admitted to the District Hospital in Kollam , apart from the nearby private hospitals and the Taluk Hospital. The injured were rushed to hospital, where one woman died from her injuries.