Monthly Archives: October 2018

Gold price increase to dampen Indian festive purchases – WGC

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian gold demand in 2018 is expected to fall from the previous year as a rally in local prices to five-year highs is likely to dent purchases during key festivals in the December quarter, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A salesperson attends to a customer (not pictured) inside a jewellery showroom, during ...

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Cricket: Siddle says ball-tampering trio should serve out bans

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle says former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should serve out the remainder of their ball-tampering bans despite calls for Cricket Australia to cut their sanctions short. Cricket – South Africa vs Australia – First Test Match – Kingsmead Stadium, Durban, South Africa – March 5, 2018. Australia’s David Warner ...

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California Couple in Viral Yosemite Proposal Pic Say They Didn’t Recognize Themselves at First

The mystery couple captured in a picture-perfect proposal atop a mountain in Yosemite has come forward.  Charlie and his now-fiancee, Melissa, told Inside Edition they stumbled on the famous image online randomly.  “I said, ‘I think that’s my dress and my shoes.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my baseball cap,'” Melissa said. The pair said they were taking images for Instagram ...

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Trump steps up anti-immigrant offensive ahead of US midterm vote

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would fight all the way to the Supreme Court to end a constitutional guarantee of citizenship for people born on US soil, stepping up his anti-immigrant offensive in the final stretch before key midterm elections. With control of Congress at stake in the November 6 vote, Trump has sought ...

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Pakistan’s Christians laud acquittal of blasphemy accused

Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community rejoiced Wednesday at the acquittal of Asia Bibi, who spent years on death row for blasphemy, saying their prayers had been answered after years of begging for justice. Christians make up around two percent of the country’s 210 million population and have long been discriminated against in Muslim majority Pakistan, often living in downtrodden slums and ...

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Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco (AFP) – Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened. Word that Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to “moonshots” such as internet service from balloons, was out came with reports that women employees were ...

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WWE Stars John Cena, Daniel Bryan Not Going To Saudi Arabia Event

The WWE is hosting a major event in Saudi Arabia on Friday absent two of its biggest pro-wrestling stars. John Cena and Daniel Bryan have both been quietly written out of the “Crown Jewel” contest in Riyadh, after they reportedly refused to make the trip in light of the murder of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month. In a ...

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Trump says US planning ‘tent cities’ for migrants

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump said Monday his administration was planning to build tent cities for thousands of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States. The announcement during a Fox News interview came as the Pentagon announced it was deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security, and follows weeks of heated anti-migrant rhetoric ...

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Ryan, Trump at odds on birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s effort to end birthright citizenship (all times local): 2:20 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump can’t end birthright citizenship on his own. The top Republican tells WVLK radio in Kentucky, “Well you obviously cannot do that. You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.” Ryan’s comments Tuesday ...

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