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Days after the Kurds of Iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence — one of their own who went on to become Mam Jalal (Kurdish for Uncle Jalal) for the whole of Iraq — passed away.

 

By awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature to British-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro this year, the Swedish Academy has pulled itself back to more classical criteria in deciding who makes the cut.

 

Even after the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States at the famed Las Vegas gambling hub killed 59 and injured over 520 persons, the country shows no readiness to confront the gun epidemic which has caused bloodbath after bloodbath for decades.

 

While the possibility the Las Vegas massacre had a terrorist link cannot be fully ruled out, the evidence points to the killer responsible for the worst mass shooting in United States history as being a person who acted on his own for no political motive.

 

Governments around the globe, from Berlin to Beijing, and not least of all, in Pyongyang, have been desperately trying to figure out what the United States is going to do in North Korea. Is it headed for war or for dialogue?

 

The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened in Las Vegas at an outdoor concert event on October 1.

 

Meeting under the grim shadow of the overnight Las Vegas massacre, the leadership of the global organisation on October 2 renewed its commitment to embodying Mahatma Gandhi's belief in the power of nonviolence.

 

He said that Moscow would go into Syria to quell the raging conflict that much of the western media still insist on referring to as a civil war.

 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has gambled his career by calling snap elections to the Lower House of the Japanese Diet in late-October.

 

Hugh Hefner has gone to the great playpen in the sky, leaving behind a world changed by his life and work.

 


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