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15 killed in suicide attack on Afghan military varsity
Kabul [Afghanistan] Oct 21 : Suicide bombers on Saturday killed 15 cadets when they attacked Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul. Read Full Story

Suspect arrested after four people stabbed in Munich
Munich [Germany], Oct.21 : Police in Munich, Germany, have arrested a man on suspicion that he was responsible for attacking four people with a knife in the city on Saturday. Read Full Story

Sean Young claims Harvey Weinstein got 'naked' in front of her
Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : Actress Sean Young has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Read Full Story

Kabul mosque attack death toll rises to 89
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.21 : The death toll from suicide bomb attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan has risen to at least 89 people. Read Full Story

Taylor Swift drops 'Gorgeous' new track
Los Angeles, Oct 21 : After two singles, Taylor Swift has come out with a brand new third single, 'Gorgeous,' from her upcoming six studio album 'Reputation.' Read Full Story

Naomi Watts to star in 'The Wolf Hour'
Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : Naomi Watts will star in the psychological thriller 'The Wolf Hour.' Read Full Story

When Kit Harington 'cried'
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 21 : Actor Kit Harington has revealed that he cried at the end after reading the final script of 'Game of Thrones.' Read Full Story

"Bhaitika" brings departed brother and sisters together in Nepal
Bharatpur [Nepal], Oct.21 :This year's Bhaitika, the final day of YamaPanchak became special for Meena and Saraswati Pokharel as their brother Kapil Pokharel retuned to Nepal after a couple of years. Read Full Story

King Abdulaziz University is Ranked No. 1 in the Arab World
DUBAI, UAE: King Abdulaziz University (KAU) bears the name of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1967 as a private institution to address the need for higher education in the Western Region. KAU is a public multi-campus university dedicated to the service of the Western Region and its people. Read Full Story

Epson Sponsors Wall Street Journal's D.LIVE 2017 Global Startup Showcase
LONG BEACH, Calif: Epson America, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced its sponsorship of the Global Startup Showcase at The Wall Street Journal D.LIVE event in Laguna, Calif. from Oct. 16-18, 2017. The Wall Street Journal's D.LIVE is an invitation-only technology event that brings together an unmatched group of CEOs, founders, investors, and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda. The Global Startup Showcase will feature six startup founders who will present their companies onstage during the evening program on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Read Full Story

Social Media Campaign Kicks Off with Chance to Win Roundtrip Ticket to Japan and Other Prizes
TOKYO: "Taste of Japan" is a website facilitating the dissemination of information on Japanese restaurants and cuisine culture worldwide, including details on Japanese restaurants all over the world, recipes for staple Japanese dishes, and explanations of signature Japanese ingredients. Read Full Story

Developing Programmers' Talent through Indonesia's First Ruby Conference
JAKARTA, Indonesia: For the first time, Ruby Conference was held in Indonesia across two days, from 6-7 October 2017. This conference is an initiative of Ruby programmers to gather and support the Ruby community in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Read Full Story

Premiere for the new album from EXO's Lay launched in Beijing
BEIJING: The highly-anticipated premiere, 2017 Zhang Yixing Showcase, for the album Lay 02 Sheep, the second solo effort from the main dancer of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, Zhang Yixing, better known by his stage name Lay, was staged at the Water Cube in Beijing on the evening of October 12. Lay greeted everyone with a masterful hot dance routine to the screams of thousands of adoring fans. Read Full Story

One dead as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri
Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 21 : A civilian in Uri died when Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in the Kamal Koot sector on Saturday. Read Full Story

Mobile phones the reason for student's disinterest during lectures
Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : With the advancement of digital technologies, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. Today, people spend over three hours on their phones every day. Read Full Story

Afghan interior ministry confirms death of 25 Haqqani Network insurgents
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.21 : Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday confirmed through a statement that 25 Haqqani Network insurgents had been eliminated in an operation in Gelan district in the country's Paktika province. Read Full Story

Spain likely to seize powers from Catalonia
Madrid [Spain], Oct.21 : Spain is likely to take the unprecedented step of seizing powers from the separatist government in Catalonia today. Read Full Story

Pak army chief, Afghan envoy discuss recent security upheavals
Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Oct.21 : Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families. Read Full Story

Ghani says terrorists deserve total destruction post mosque attacks
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.21 : Afghanistan's President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Saturday strongly condemned Friday's deadly mosque bombings in Kabul and in western Ghor province, which left more than 70 people dead and 200 injured. Read Full Story

NIA requests Philippines to allow them to interrogate Indian-origin ISIS recruiter
New Delhi Oct 21 ANI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has requested Philippines to allow them to question suspected ISIS recruiter of Indian origin, Karen Aizha Hamidon, arrested there. Read Full Story

Eight lakh Rohingyas stranded in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct.21 : About 800,000 Rohingyas are now living in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, and 589,000 of them are in the country's Cox's Bazar since they began to flee from Myanmar on August 25. Read Full Story

'Missing' Pak journalist rescued after over two years
Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct.21 : A Pakistani woman journalist, who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been rescued by security forces. Read Full Story

Three rockets fired at foreign facilities in Kabul city
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 21 : In an apparent attempt to hit the foreign installations, three rockets were fired off early Saturdays morning (6am local time) in Kabul city, with at least two exploding close to RS headquarters. Read Full Story

US, UNSC condemn Kabul, Ghor terrorist attacks
Washington/New York [United States], Oct.21 : The United States of America, the United Nations Security Council and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of at least 70 people and injured 200 others. Read Full Story

PIA flight delayed as refuelling vehicle collides with it at Toronto airport
Toronto [Canada], Oct.21 : A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight parked at Canada's Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday, could not take off on time for Lahore as it was hit by a refuelling vehicle. Read Full Story

Chiwetel Ejiofor set to star in directorial debut
Washington D.C [USA], Oct. 20 : Chiwetel Ejiofo is set to star in his directorial debut. Read Full Story

Pink reveals Christina Aguilera tried to punch her
New Delhi , October 20 : Pink revealed in a chat show appearance that Christina Aguilera once tried to punch her in a nightclub during their fell out back in 2001. Read Full Story

Suicide bomber kills two in Kabul
Kabul [Afghanistan], October 20 : At least two people were killed and ten others injured in a suicide bombing attack inside a mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul city. Read Full Story

35 Egyptian policemen killed in shootout with militants
Cairo [Egypt], [Sept], Oct 21 : At least 35 Egyptian policemen were reportedly killed in a shootout with the militants in Giza. Read Full Story

Scott Haze may star in Tom Hardy's 'Venom'
Washington D.C [USA], October 20 : Scott Haze is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Sony's Spider-man spinoff 'Venom.' Read Full Story

One killed, eight injured in knife attack in Poland
Warsaw [Poland], Oct 21 : A person was killed and seven others injured after a man attacked people with a knife at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland on Friday. Read Full Story

Melania Trump donates inaugural dress to national museum
Washington D.C. [United States], Oct 21 : First Lady Melania Trump has donated the couture piece that she wore to the 2017 inaugural balls to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Read Full Story

Julia Louis-Dreyfus completes second round of chemotherapy
New Delhi , October 20 : Julia Louis-Dreyfus is ot f**king around when it comes to her battle with breast cancer. Read Full Story

Adobe introduces new Lightroom CC cloud photography
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Adobe announced the all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC cloud-based photography service on Oct. 18. Read Full Story

Death toll in Kabul Mosque blast rises to 39
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 21 : The death toll in a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque in the western part of Kabul has reached 39. Read Full Story

D-8 must meet trade, economic goals: Pak PM
Istanbul [Turkey], Oct.20 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday called on the Developing Eight (D-8) Organisation to take up challenges and meet trade and economic goals. Read Full Story

UN chief doing 'very spectacular job', says Trump
Washington D.C. [United States], Oct 21 : United States President Donald Trump has praised United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, saying that he is doing a 'very spectacular job' at the organization. Read Full Story

Kabul mosque blast: Over 30 killed, several injured
Kabul [Afghanistan], October 20 : Over 30 people were killed and more than 40 injured in a suicide bombing attack inside a mosque in the western parts of Kabul city. Read Full Story

Explosion near mosque kills 10 in Afghanistan's Ghor province
Kabul [Afghanistan], October 20 : At least 10 people were killed in a suicide bombing attack close to a mosque in Ghor province of Afghanistan on Friday. Read Full Story

Iraqi forces takeover Kirkuk province
Baghdad [Iraq], Oct.20 : Iraqi armed forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk. Read Full Story

Adobe unveils next generation of Creative Cloud
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Adobe unveiled the next generation of Creative Cloud, including four brand new applications, Adobe XD CC for experience design, Adobe Dimension CC for 2D to 3D compositing, Character Animator CC for 2D animation, and an all-new cloud-based photography service, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Read Full Story

Be the 'master' of your dreams!
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 20 : A new research can help increase your chances of having lucid dreams. Read Full Story

Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson set to star in 'A Violent Separation'
Washington D.C [USA], Oct.20 : Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales actor Brenton Thwaites and Ben Robson are starring in 'A Violent Separation.' Read Full Story

US condemns terror attack on two mosques in Afghanistan
Washington D.C. [United States], Oct 21 : The United States has strongly condemned the terror attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of over 50 people. Read Full Story

ISPR confirms death of one terrorist, arrest of seven in Balochistan
Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Oct.20 : Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday confirmed that the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan had successfully conducted intelligence-based operations on terrorists hideouts in Mastung and Rojhan Jamali and eliminated a terrorist, besides arresting seven others. Read Full Story

26 injured in grenade explosion in Gwadar port
Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan], Oct.20 : At least 26 people were injured after unidentified men on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in Gwadar Port on Thursday night. Read Full Story

Selena Quintanilla to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Washington D.C [USA], Oct. 20 : Twenty two years after her death, 'Queen of Tejano' Selena Quintanilla is finally receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read Full Story

Intolerant Pakistan finding new ways to torment its minorities
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct.20 : Pakistan was essentially created to protect the religious and economic rights of Muslims who were a minority before the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. But since the country's inception, new minorities have been created and Islamabad keeps finding new ways to torment them. Read Full Story

Winning Writers Announces the Winners of the 25th Annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
NORTHAMPTON, Mass: Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its 25th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Joan Corwin of Evanston, Illinois won the USD 1,500 first prize for fiction for her story "Length of Days". Read Full Story

Chaos Comes to Health Care. No Labels Calls Says Only Congress Can Find the Answer
WASHINGTON: President Trump just signed two executive orders that knocked out key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have denounced the decision. Republicans are defending it. Read Full Story

UN rights office 'deeply concerned' over arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia
NEW YORK: The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials. Read Full Story

Wildfire Relief: U-Haul Extends 30 Days Free Self-Storage to California Evacuees
YUBA CITY, Calif: Five U-Haul Companies across California are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who have been or will be impacted by the devastating wildfires. Read Full Story

Teachers receive classroom funding surprise from local credit union
SEATTLE: Three teachers at West Hills STEM Academy in Bremerton were surprised with USD 4,301 in much-needed classroom supplies from Inspirus Credit Union. Read Full Story

12-Year-Old Entrepreneur Gives His Support to Wounded Warrior Project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla: Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) relies on the support of donors, including individual supporters, corporate partners, and even groups of students. Young entrepreneur Matt Revnew recently reached out to WWP. His business, Maverick Men's, sells hair pomade for men. He stated his intentions to donate proceeds from the sales of his products to support those WWP serves. Read Full Story

Thousands Seek Shelter from Deadly, Historic Wildfires in California
WASHINGTON: The American Red Cross is on the ground in California, working with officials and disaster partners to help people impacted by the nearly two dozen devastating wildfires burning across the region in what is now the deadliest week of fires in the state's history. Read Full Story

As Halloween Creeps Up, 60-Foot Spider Arrives On Orlando's Biggest Web
ORLANDO, Fla: Friday the 13th brings the arrival of the newest addition to Orlando's Halloween scene: An invasion of spider-centric social media opportunities, including a 60-foot arachnid and 400-foot web (the largest on the East Coast), tailor made for sharing on the "Web." Read Full Story

Nominations Now Being Accepted for NORD 2018 Rare Impact Awards Recognizing Those Who Are Leading Efforts to Help People with Rare Diseases
DANBURY, Conn. and WASHINGTON: Do you know a person or company that is making a difference in the fight against rare diseases? Submit a nomination for the 2018 Rare Impact Awards by January 12: rarediseases.org/rare-impact-awards. Read Full Story

Maclean's 2018 University Rankings - Sherbrooke: Ranked # 1 in Canada for Student Satisfaction
SHERBROOKE, QC: For the second consecutive year, Bishop's University and the Universite de Sherbrooke have been ranked highest for student satisfaction, placing Sherbrooke as the ideal region in Canada to get a university education. That is the finding of a survey of 23,988 Canadian university students published this week in Maclean's magazine. Read Full Story

MADE In Partnership With Moxy Unveils FAITH CONNEXION X SITA ABELLAN Capsule Collection
NEW YORK: JORDAN BARRETT, HARI NEF, PETER BRANT JR, VENUS X and SLICK WOODS were just some of the names joining New York's fashion crowd Thursday night in Times Square for the unveiling of FAITH CONNEXION and Sita Abellan's capsule collection FAITH CONNEXION X SITA ABELLAN at the city's most audacious and non-conventional new hotel location, Moxy Times Square. Read Full Story

Lincoln Institute marks 10th anniversary of Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing
BEIJING: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in Beijing, a dynamic hub of research and dialogue providing practical applications to housing, tax policy, urbanization, and environmental sustainability in China. Read Full Story


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