• United Nations rights expert criticizes Australia's offshore immigrant detention policies
United Nations rights expert criticizes Australia's offshore immigrant detention policies

Following an 18-day mission to the country, Francois Crepeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, told reporters in Canberra on Friday that the country's boat turnaround policy was "regressive and falls way behind global standards".

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  • AFSCME to Gov. Rauner: Don't Dictate, Negotiate
AFSCME to Gov. Rauner: Don't Dictate, Negotiate

A labor commission this week declared an impasse between the state's largest union and the governor, leaving the union with two options: take what the Governor is offering, or go on strike. Democratic Sen. Any Manar of Bunker Hill says record-keeping and state automation are advanced enough to prevent mischief. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly ...

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  • No question of rolling back demonetisation: Arun Jaitley
No question of rolling back demonetisation: Arun Jaitley

Also, in a move to provide relief to a higher number of people, the central government reduced the notes exchange limit at banks from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,000, effective Friday. Change in the security features of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes was long over due and the present demonetisation move, even though abrupt, was absolute necessary, the official sai...

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  • Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College
Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

SEE MORE: End The Electoral College? I don't believe that anyone could say that about any presidential candidate. FROM THE GRAPEVINE: Secretary of State Bob Corker, then Gov. University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato said he doubts there is any new momentum to abolish the Electoral College by the party soon to be in char...

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  • Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway
Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway

General Assembly session in October; a spokesman for her campaign said there were no communications with Russian Federation. After embarrassing emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and other institutions and prominent individuals were released by WikiLeaks, the Obama administration said in October that Russia had ordered the hacki...

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  • India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency
India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

Situation turned from bad to worse today with bank IT networks breaking down and ATMs running out of cash, prompting government to direct the use of indelible ink mark to weed out repeat currency exchangers and syndicates so as to cut unending queues.

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  • German GDP underperformance weighs on Eurozone growth but analysts aren't too concerned
German GDP underperformance weighs on Eurozone growth but analysts aren't too concerned

Meanwhile, exports - long the motor of the German economy - slowed slightly compared with April to June, alongside a small increase in imports. "In our view, the latest less dynamic growth figure is not a reason to be concerned", UniCredit economist Andreas Rees said, adding that most forward-looking data suggested the Q3 slowdown was a bump in the...

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  • Malayam actor Rekha Mohan found dead in her apartment
Malayam actor Rekha Mohan found dead in her apartment

The body has been for autopsy. Reportedly, the actor, who lives alone, had not been seen by her neighbours for the last few days. Rekha's husband, who is based in Malayasia, had tried calling her and after availing no reponse, informed the authorities.

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  • Facebook tweaks race-based ad targeting policy
Facebook tweaks race-based ad targeting policy

The company says marketers might legitimately use targeting, including exclusionary targeting, to tailor ads for certain audiences. The journalism group said it was able to order a Facebook ad for a housing event that wouldn't be shown to African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American users.

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  • What Does A Trump Win Mean For OPEC?
What Does A Trump Win Mean For OPEC?

But the oil market remained cautious ahead of a meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on November 30 to decide on production policy, which may lead to output cuts. The agency said all of the cartel's members except Saudi Arabia are now pumping close to their total production capacity. December gasoline futures fell 2....

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  • Beyonce-Dixie Chicks collab sparks a clash on social media
Beyonce-Dixie Chicks collab sparks a clash on social media

Following the performance, country music fans lashed out on social media claiming she didn't belong there; the CMA account also reportedly deleted all mentions of her on their account. The three-hour-long show, also featured performances by George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town. The first award of the night went to ...

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  • Carney delays Bank of England exit by bare minimum
Carney delays Bank of England exit by bare minimum

It means that Carney will cover the full two-year period of Britain's Brexit negotiations, if Theresa May stands by her pledge to trigger Article 50 by the end of March next year. "The bigger question now is can they get someone of a similar calibre in the seat", said Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa wit...

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  • GM, Fiat Chrysler Sales Slip in October Amid Fewer Selling Days
GM, Fiat Chrysler Sales Slip in October Amid Fewer Selling Days

Barclays PLC lowered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV from an overweight rating to an underweight rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $10.00 to $5.50 in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. USA dealer inventory also hit an all-time September record, as attempts to reduce auto stocks failed to keep up with sliding sales. ...

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  • Financial Consulate Inc Lowers stake in PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC)
Financial Consulate Inc Lowers stake in PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC)

The Hartford Financial Services Group had a return on equity of 7.55% and a net margin of 7.65%. PNC Financial Services Group Inc makes up approx 0.23% of Charter Trust Co's portfolio.Perkins Coie Trust Co boosted its stake in PNC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,211 additional shares and now holds a total of 23,307 s...

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  • Bangladesh vs England SCORE first Test day five RECAP
Bangladesh vs England SCORE first Test day five RECAP

Bairstow missed out on a very deserving half-century, departing for 47 after he played on to Kamrul Islam, the bowler's maiden Test wicket and the only scalp taken by a Bangladeshi seamer in the match so far. Shakib had been looking risky and moving to rebuild Bangladesh's innings after Gareth Batty trapped Mominul Haque (27) and Mahmudullah (17)...

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  • Twitter Preparing To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs After Failing To Find Buyer
Twitter Preparing To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs After Failing To Find Buyer

Twitter wants to sell the company but major companies have walked away from the deal. At the same time a year ago, Twitter made a similar round of redundancies. Noting the company's operating losses (which amounted to more than $500 million last year), Bronte Capital hedge fund manager John Hempton previously said the company's CEO should be...

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  • Early Voting Starts in Boston Today
Early Voting Starts in Boston Today

A record-breaking 15 million people are registered to vote in Texas, so Stein recommends not waiting until last minute. In 2012, 43 percent of the ballots cast in Iowa were "early" votes cast before Election Day. Depending on the county, early voting will start between Monday and Saturday and run until November 5 or 6. For specific, in-person ...

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  • Trump, Clinton Go on Swing State Blitz as Early Voting Gets Underway
Trump, Clinton Go on Swing State Blitz as Early Voting Gets Underway

Speaking for the first time since the presidential debate last night, Donald Trump said he would "promise and pledge" to accept the results of the election with one major caveat: if he wins. One was a Republican, and after death became a Democrat. "He doesn't even worry if what he says is true". But the Obama campaign maintained the line was ...

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  • Social Security benefits barely budge; program becomes more solvent
Social Security benefits barely budge; program becomes more solvent

It was a reference to the reports that Trump once wrote off a loss so large that he may not have paid taxes for as much as 18 years. A spokeswoman for the Oregon Health Authority did not respond to questions, but earlier this year the state had to find an additional $7.2 million to cover Medicare premium increases for these seniors.

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  • Hack Attacks Cripple Twitter, Netflix, Other Major Sites
Hack Attacks Cripple Twitter, Netflix, Other Major Sites

Service has been restored following hours of internet disruption Friday morning across the East Coast of the United States. The White House said it was aware of the situation and that the Department of Homeland Security was looking into it.

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