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Open thread for night owls: Still fighting the Afghanistan war 'simply because we are there'

Stacy Bannerman at Other Words writes—Enough Folded Flags: Military Families Speak Out Against the Afghan War: You’d hardly know it from the news, but we’ve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7. U

Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Photos: Ancient Tomb of 'Grand Lady' Discovered in China

Archaeologists in China have uncovered the tomb of a 900-year-old «Grand Lady,» along with various artifacts, such as the remains of a model house.

Med students swoop in to save health care

Medical students are incorporating politics into their profession

After budget cuts, the IRS’ work against tax cheats is facing “collapse”

Audits and criminal referrals are down since Congress cut the agency’s budget and management changed priorities

Journalist Jane Ferguson: America is on Saudi Arabia’s side in the Middle East

After 10 years covering the Middle East, PBS correspondent Jane Ferguson talks about what Americans don’t get

The hidden money funding the midterms

Strategies that let super PACs delay revealing their donors until after the election are gaining popularity.

It was a bad week for the climate: But there are good reasons not to lose hope

A climate denier is on the verge of election in Brazil as an anti-regulation Supreme Court justice takes his seat

‘Doctor Who’ Episode 2: Team TARDIS Unites for Old-Fashioned Alien Romp

This article contains spoilers for “The Ghost Monument,” episode two of Doctor Who season 11. Now that the introductions are through, Team TARDIS is really beginning to gel. Picking up right where the […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Ep

Glenmark gets USFDA nod for generic Westcort cream

The product is a generic version of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries#39; Westcort Cream in the same strength, it added.

Kreditech gets RBI licence to operate as NBFC

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech operates in India, Poland, Russia and Spain.

Lenders to vote on offers for Bhushan Power Steel

The voting will begin at 4pm on October 15, and will last till 4 pm on October 17

One-third of Tata Capital#39;s business will originate from Tata group firms, says Rajiv Sabharwal

In an exclusive conversation with CNBC-TV18, CEO Sabharwal said that consolidation in the financial services business would happen at the holding company level, ruling out consolidation among the housing, NBFC, leasing and other subsidiaries.

Dr Reddy#39;s to market aspirin, anti-coagulant drug in US

The aggrenox brand and the generic drug registered sales of approximately $183 million MAT (moving annual turnover) in the American market for the 12 months ending August 2018, the release added.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The election picture becomes clearer

xTrump is golfing today, per pool report. Really am a bit surprised by this. He's petrified of getting tarred as uncaring about a Hurricane. And yet has spent the past few days at campaign rallies, with Kanye, and now this.— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 14

German digital lender Kreditech gets RBI license to operate as NBFC

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech operates in India, Poland, Russia and Spain

Truphone, an eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raises another $71M, now valued at $507M

Truphone — a UK startup that provides global mobile voice and data services by way of an eSIM model for phones, tablets and IoT devices — said that it has raised another £18 million ($23.7 million) in funding; additionally securing £36 million (

Ramaphosa pledges to accelerate return of lands to black South Africans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the controversial land reform proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year. Read Full Article at

UEFA raises women's soccer funding for member federations

UEFA is giving more money to its 55 member federations to invest in women's soccer

Renault warns not all manufacturers can afford rising costs

Amid growing signs that engine budgets are ramping up as a result of the battle between F1's current four manufacturers, Renault thinks that spending requirements are now getting to the point where they are hard to justify to parent companies. Renault F1's ma

Alonso: Toyota advantage more down to execution than speed

Despite Equivalence of Technology changes being made both in the run up to last weekend’s Fuji round and during the event itself, Toyota continued its dominant form on its home venue with another convincing one-two finish. As was the case in Silverstone bef

The funniest Black Friday memes - CNET

Before Black Friday arrives, take a look at some of the most hilarious memes.

Venmo's quick transfers will soon add 1 percent charge - CNET

The minimum Instant Transfer fee will be $0.25.

Russia backs switching to national currencies in settlements between SCO countries

Transitioning to mutual settlements in national currencies could open prospects for countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Read Full Article at

Current sell-off unlikely to end; choose pharmaceuticals over other defensives

Based on above facts, one thing is clear, till the market is not crossing 11760, markets broadly would remain in a down trend and most likely to consolidate

F1 sponsor Heineken joins Formula E as partner

The deal, which was first discussed between the two entities in May before being concluded swiftly in mid-July, will commence in FE's upcoming 2018/19 championship. Heineken's FE presence will first be seen at the fifth season's third round in Santiago, with

Paffett suffered loose wheel scare in title-decider

Paffett held a comfortable third, a position good enough to seal the title, in the early stages of the DTM finale, but pitted somewhat earlier than expected on lap 11, at a time when only two other drivers had changed tyres. While he ultimately couldn't keep

Gold regains Rs 200 on positive global leads, festive season buying

Globally, gold rose 0.53% to $1,225 an ounce and silver by 0.48% to $14.75 an ounce in Singapore on Monday

Auction Preview: Design at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Oct 21

What: DesignWhere: Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor Dallas, Texas 75219When: October 21, 11.00 AM CTTop lots of the sale:- Jean-Michel Frank (French, 1895 - 1941): Pair of Rare Armchairs, circa 1939, Comte S.R.L. Painted iron, leather, 35 x 23

Auction Preview: Automotive Collection at Leclere Maison De Ventes, Paris Oct 21

What: Automotive CollectionWhere: Leclere Maison De Ventes, Room 14-15 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 ParisWhen: October 21; 03.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- Ferrari BB 512i 1984, Brand: Ferrari. Model: BB 512i, Body: berlinette 2 seats, Engine: centra

China turns its back on US oil

Although the Chinese government has not yet gone so far in the ever-escalating trade war as to sanction United States oil, imports are drying up anyway as Chinese buyers shy away from US crude. Read Full Article at

IOC, ONGC, Oil India may buyback shares worth Rs 10,000 crore due to govt pressure

ONGC’s buyback is expected to be of about Rs 4,800 crore, Oil India’s Rs 1,100 crore and IOC may acquire 3 percent of its shareholding valued at Rs 4,000 crore

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening in Kentucky

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening this week in Kentucky. The museum said in a news release its $15 million building in downtown Owensboro will celebrate with three days of music, Thursday through Saturday. Hall of Fa

Climbing at national parks subject of public meeting

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) - People interested in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area in West Virginia can learn more at a public meeting this month. The National Park Service says in a news release it will discuss

Entrepreneur First, the company builder backed by Greylock, lands in Bangalore

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-HQ’d company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” to enable them to found new startups, is scaling up rapidly, as it promised to so. Already running programs in Paris, Berlin, London, Singapore

Avoid the price hike on tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018

If you’re as serious about saving money as you are about startups, it’s time to handeln sie — take action! TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on 29-30 November, and you definitely want to attend this conference at the best possible price. That

Penta, the German challenger bank account for SMEs, raises €7M Series A

Penta, the German fintech startup that offers a digital bank account targeting SMEs, has raised €7 million in Series A funding. Backing the company once again is Inception Capital, with total funding now at €10 million since Penta was founded in May 2016

It’s official: London-based Stride.VC raises £50M seed fund

Stride.VC, the new VC fund from Fred Destin, formerly a partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, producer of the “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast and ex-Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Atomico, is being officially unveiled today, confirming most of the d

Did you score tickets to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018?

In just about two months, the TechCrunch crew will head to Lagos, Nigeria to host the day-long, action-packed Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. Come join us and watch the founders of Africa’s best early-stage tech startups compete for the glory, cash and inv

Moody#39;s rating change of Thyssenkrupp a concern for Tata Steel JV

The rating change comes after Thyssenkrupp split its business
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