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Google tributes 'The Life and Legacy of Selena Quintanilla' with Doodle
Washington D.C. [USA], October 17 : Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music got her own Google Doodle. Read Full Story

Casualties feared in drone attack near Pak-Afghan border: Report
Kurram Agency [Pakistan], Oct 17 : Casualties are feared to rise in a drone attack in Kurram Agency on Tuesday, Geo News reported attributing to sources. Read Full Story

'Amadeus' actor Roy Dotrice dies at 94
London [UK], October 17 : Veteran British actor, Roy Dotrice, best known for playing Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film 'Amadeus', took his last breath on October 16, at the age of 94. Read Full Story

At least 10 killed in Afghan attack
Gardez [Afghanistan], Oct 17 : At least ten people have reportedly been killed and dozens injured when a suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police training academy on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Riz Ahmed in negotiations to star in Netflix's 'Hamlet'
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : Emmy award-winning star Riz Ahmed is in talks to star in Netflix's 'Hamlet'. Read Full Story

Magnetic IED blast kills one in Kabul
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 17 : One person was killed in a magnetic IED explosion in Kabul on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Ed Sheeran rushed to hospital after being hit by car
London [UK], Oct.17 : Since the time Ed Sheeran's Mumbai concert was announced, the fans have been eagerly waiting to groove to the tunes of the Grammy-nominated singer. Read Full Story

CPEC violates rights of Gilgit residents, says Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Brussels [Belgium], Oct.17 : Europe's leading think tanks have declared that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC is violating the human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed territory over which the highway passes, and its construction is causing immense ecological damage to the region. Read Full Story

Tom Petty laid to rest in private ceremony
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : Legendary musician Tom Petty, who died earlier this month due to cardiac arrest, has been laid to rest in a private service on Monday in Pacific Palisades, California. Read Full Story

Mayim Bialik responds after being accused of 'victim blaming'
Washington, Oct. 17 : Mayim Bialik, who wrote the now infamous op-ed column 'Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein's World', has finally responded to the backlash she has been getting after writing that piece. Read Full Story

Study reveals women in science ask fewer questions than men
Washington D.C [USA], October 17 : It's a common stereotype that women talk more than men, with some studies even suggesting that women say three times as much as men. However, a new study shows a different perspective. Read Full Story

Producers Guild of America votes to expel Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : The Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to expel Harvey Weinstein. Read Full Story

Health alternatives to festive eating
New Delhi , Oct 17 : In India, festivals are all about celebrations and no occasion is complete without food. Read Full Story

Pregnant women who witness childhood poverty, poor support may age prematurely
Washington D.C [USA], October 17 : Cellular ageing could increase risks for mom and baby, a new study suggested. Read Full Story

Catherine Zeta-Jones 'disgusted' by Harvey Weinstein claims
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : Hollywood veteran, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who worked with Harvey Weinstein in 'Chicago', has revealed that she was 'shocked and disgusted' by all the sexual allegations against the studio mogul. Read Full Story

Here's what Carrie Fisher sent to man who sexually abused her friend
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : On screen late Carrie Fisher was famous to fight bad guys from a galaxy far, far away. Read Full Story

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander are officially married
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Oct. 17 : There has been a new addition in the list of power couples in Hollywood. Read Full Story

Family plays important role in managing chronic illness
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 17 : Staying with family not only provides affection and emotional support, but also plays an important role in managing chronic illnesses, suggests a recent study. Read Full Story

I thought captors were joking when they said Trump was president, recalls ex-Canadian captive
Toronto [Canada], Oct.17 : A Canadian man who was rescued from the Haqqani Network earlier this week, said he thought his captors were joking when they told him that Donald Trump had become U.S. president. Read Full Story

Canada PM Trudeau celebrates Diwali with Indian community
Ottawa [Canada], Oct. 17 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the Hindu festival of lights -Diwali -- with the Indian Community in Ottawa on Monday. Read Full Story

Justin Trudeau celebrates Diwali in striking Black Achkan
Ottawa [Canada], Oct. 17 : In 2015, Justin Trudeau made every India girl go weak in their knees, when he appeared in a white kurta-pyjama, dancing to the tunes of a Punjabi song. Read Full Story

Nuclear war may break out at any time, warns North Korea
United Nations, Oct 17 : North Korea has warned that a nuclear war may break out at any time as the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the ouch-and-go point. Read Full Story

US forces kill dozens of Daesh militants in Yemen: Pentagon
Washington D.C. [World] Oct 17 : U.S. forces killed dozens of Daesh militants in a strike on two of its training camps in Yemen's al Bayda governorate, the Pentagon said on Monday. Read Full Story

Car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist in Malta
Bidnija [Malta] Oct 17 : A car bomb on Monday killed the journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation here. Read Full Story

Pakistan wins UNHRC seat
New York [U.S.A.] Oct 17 : Pakistan on Monday won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by more than two thirds vote when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. Read Full Story

Before South Carolina visit, Trump approves Irma aid for State
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] Oct 17 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday approved federal funding for South Carolina before visiting the state to help raise money for State governor. Read Full Story

Russia refutes allegation of oil supply to Taliban
Moscow [Russia] Oct 17 : Russia on Monday refuted United Kingdom media reports that alleged Moscow was supplying oil products to Taliban. Read Full Story

Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal, Spain
Galicia [Spain], October 17 : At least 39 people have been killed by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, officials from both the countries said on Monday. Read Full Story

US Senate to vote on 20-week abortion ban: Mitch McConnell
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] Oct 17 : US Senate will vote on a 20-week abortion ban, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday. Read Full Story

UK, EU agree to 'accelerate' Brexit deal efforts
Brussels [Belgium] Oct 17 : The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to accelerate the pace of Brexit negotiations over the coming months. Read Full Story

Trump hopes 'crooked' Hillary will run for 2020 presidential elections
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] Oct 17 : United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he hoped his crooked political arch rival Hillary Clinton would run for the 2020 presidential elections. Read Full Story

Gachhadar's Nepal Loktantrik Forum merges with Nepali Congress
Kathmandu [Nepal] Oct 17 : Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar on Monday announced the merger of his party, Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NLF), with the Nepali Congress (NC). Read Full Story

One dead, two injured in knife attack outside London Tube station
London [United Kingdom], October 17 : A man was killed, while two others were injured in a knife attack at Parsons Green in London on Monday. Read Full Story

'International community must help resolve Rohingya refugee crisis'
New Delhi , October 17 : Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Moazzam Ali on Monday said that it's necessary to resolve the Rohingya issue at the earliest as Bangladesh has given shelter to the refugees on the humanitarian grounds. Read Full Story

Ex INDRA - 2017: Indo-Russia forces to conduct joint exercise in Russia
New Delhi , October 16 : Giving the Indo-Russian defence cooperation a major boost, Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia from October 19 to 29. Read Full Story

New Flyer Unveils the Next Generation Electric Transit Bus: The Xcelsior CHARGE
ST. CLOUD, Minn: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. ("New Flyer"), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced the introduction of the next generation of its industry leading, battery-electric heavy duty transit bus: the Xcelsior CHARGE. Read Full Story

Farm Rich Adds Three Party Pleasers To Snack Lineup
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga: From rowdy gameday gatherings to festive holiday table spreads, Farm Rich is adding three new Special Edition Snacks to its lineup for these occasions and more: Pimento Cheese Bites, Fiesta Chicken Roll Ups and Avocado Slices. These premium new snacks and appetizers are available now in the frozen food aisle at select grocery stores nationwide. Read Full Story

Blink Fitness Accelerates Growth in New York and New Jersey
NEW YORK: Blink Fitness - a premium-quality, value-based fitness brand that focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look - is set to expand in its home territory with a six unit agreement for Long Island and Westchester, New York along with Central New Jersey. Read Full Story

Historic Partnership Aims to Accelerate the Discovery of Novel Treatment Targets for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
BALTIMORE, Md: The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that they are establishing an historic research partnership to discover new approaches to finding treatments that will improve the lives of individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read Full Story

Michael Jackson SCREAM Debuts #3 Current And Overall On Both R and B And Pop Album Charts and Top 10 Physical and Overall Albums
NEW YORK: Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Thriller, Dangerous, Blood On The Dance, Floor, Ghosts, Torture, and Dirty Diana, debuted on the album charts at #3 on Current and Overall Pop and #3 on Current and Overall R and B and #8 and #10 for Physical and Overall Album sales, respectively. Read Full Story

GoFundMe: How to Immediately Help Those Impacted by the California Wildfires
REDWOOD CITY, Calif: Late Sunday evening, devastating wildfires hit California, and the powerful fires continue to impact those in their paths. In response, GoFundMe launched a centralized hub for campaigns created to help those affected by the California wildfires. Read Full Story

Saudi Ambassador Welcomes the Formal Notification for Proposed Missile Defense Sale
WASHINGTON: The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the formal notification for the proposed acquisition of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) equipment, support and services. This USD 15 billion sale is intended for the enhancement of the Kingdom's national security from ballistic missile threats posed by Iran and the Iranian-backed Houthi militia operating in Yemen. Read Full Story

Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage to launch October 19 with global campaign and 500,000-copy first printing in the U.S
NEW YORK: Random House Children's Books (U.S.), in coordination with Penguin Random House Children's and David Fickling Books in the U.K., announces plans surrounding the launch campaign for the landmark publication of Philip Pullman's long-awaited THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers). THE BOOK OF DUST is a work in three parts, like the acclaimed author's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass). Read Full Story

Full Sail University Proudly Announces 9th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class
WINTER PARK, Fla: Full Sail University is proud to announce the 2017 Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six graduates recognized for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, technology, media, and the arts. Read Full Story

Pie Five Pizza Lands Deal At San Francisco International Airport
SAN FRANCISCO: Pie Five Pizza Co. is known for customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in just five minutes or less. Travelers at San Francisco International Airport will soon appreciate that speed and freshness at the newest Pie Five Pizza Co. opening later this Fall. The new Pie Five will be the perfect destination for travelers looking for a quick and delicious bite before or between flights. Read Full Story

Hyundai Transforms Retail Car Buying With Shopper Assurance
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif: In building on the brand promise to provide customers with a better experience, Hyundai introduces Shopper Assurance, an industry-first nationwide program that streamlines and modernizes the car-buying experience. Read Full Story

WorkWave Named One Of New Jersey's 2017 Fast 50
HOLMDEL, N.J: WorkWave, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the field service, last-mile delivery and logistics industries, announced today that it has been named one of New Jersey's 2017 Fast 50 by NJBIZ for the second consecutive year. Read Full Story

HomeNet's Rapid Retail Accelerates Vehicle Turn
EXTON, Pa: Rapid Retail, a newly launched addition to HomeNet's Inventory Online (IOL) platform, was named one of 2017's most innovative automotive retail products by Driving Sales in their annual Executive Summit Innovation Cup competition. Read Full Story

Four Original Songs Featured In New Animated Featurette Olaf's Frozen Adventure
BURBANK, Calif: The soundtrack from Walt Disney Animation Studios' 21-minute featurette "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" will be released by Walt Disney Records on Nov. 3, 2017, ahead of the featurette, which opens in front of Disney•Pixar's original feature "Coco" in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Read Full Story

FoodTrekking Awards Recognize Excellence In Food and Beverage Tourism Experience
PORTLAND, Ore: Applications are now open for the World Food Travel Association's 2018 FoodTrekking Awards, benchmarking excellence in food and beverage tourism. Now in their third year, the FoodTrekking Awards recognize excellence in both individual businesses as well as destinations. Read Full Story

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company Donates Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets in Wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
JACKSON, Wis: Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, manufacturer of Potable Aqua water purification products, has donated enough bottles of water purification tablets to purify 15,000 liters of water for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, through Direct Relief. Read Full Story

Flirtey Partners with Pioneering Ambulance Service to Launch First Emergency Drone Delivery Program in United States
RENO, Nev: Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States. Read Full Story

Heat pump performance claims now independently corroborated
NORTHBROOK, Ill: When making product purchasing decisions, it's important to have confidence that a product will perform as claimed. Read Full Story

Multichannel News Names Wonder Women Class Of 2018
NEW YORK: The editors of Multichannel News have announced the 2018 Class of Wonder Women - the 20th anniversary class - ahead of a celebratory luncheon event on Thursday, March 22. Read Full Story

MilliporeSigma Presents 'Future Forum' at Boston's HUBweek 2017
BURLINGTON, Mass: MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced that it will host a panel discussion, "The Personalized Cell Therapy Challenge: A Race Against Time," featuring leading cell and gene therapy experts from academia, hospitals and industry, on Thursday, October 12, 3:30 p.m. at the HUBweek Green Dome at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Read Full Story

Are Recipes Dead? Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Joins Silicon Valley Startup Innit to Revolutionize the Way You Eat
SEATTLE: Tyler Florence, world-renowned celebrity chef, announced that he has joined the team at food tech startup Innit ( "eating technology" company behind the world's first Connected Food Platform for the kitchen. Read Full Story

Institute for Commercialization of Public Research Delivers USD 970 Million Impact to Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. and BOCA RATON, Fla: The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), a boutique economic consulting firm led by nationally recognized business economist Dr. J. Antonio (Tony) Villamil. Read Full Story

Give the Gift of the Awe-Inspiring Outdoors with New California State Parks Pass
SAN FRANCISCO: Sweaters shrink, ties go out of style, electronic gadgets become obsolete, but redwood forests and memories of family visits to parks last forever. This holiday season, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have teamed up once again to make it possible for holiday shoppers to give the gift of the great outdoors. Read Full Story

Leonardo da Vinci Horse and Rider Sculpture returns to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS: The only known sculpture to exist today, from the hand of Leonardo da Vinci has returned to its Las Vegas home after a successful exhibition in Milan, Italy. The bronze artwork dubbed 'Horse and Rider' finished a 30 day public exhibit mere steps from the home of da Vinci's The Last Supper. Read Full Story

Sportsman Gear Reaches Major Agreement with Captain Paul's Fishing Edge
NEW ORLEANS: Sportsman Gear, one of the country's leading authentic outdoor performance apparel brands, has announced a partnership with Captain Paul's Fishing Edge. The collaboration will integrate Captain Paul's GPS system into Sportsman's avid outdoor lifestyle community. Read Full Story

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