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Spain's top court overturns Catalan bullfighting ban

Spain's top court overturns Catalan bullfighting ban

The court ruling followed a challenge to the ban by the conservative Popular Party headed by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. " Bullfighting must stop - if not because the law requires it, then because it's the right thing to do". In Catalonia the ban - which was announced in 2010 and came into force in January 2012 - was seen by many as an attempt by Catalan nationalists to distinguish the region from the rest of Spain .



Imran Khan calls off Islamabad 'lockdown' after court orders probe against Sharif

Federal Minister for Railways and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique had scoffed at the rally of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad which was turned into a "Thanksgiving Day" from a lockdown. 1, 2016. Khan had previously rejected the city High Court's order to hold his protests on Islamabad's parade ground, vowing to paralyze the capital with a turnout of a million protesters.



Italy quake hits regional economy built on small producers

NORCIA, Italy (AP) - Dozens of minor earthquakes continued to shake central Italy on Tuesday, haunting a region where thousands of people were left homeless and frightened by a massive weekend tremor that razed centuries'-old towns. The head of the church in Umbria, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, urged priests not to hold Masses during the period inside churches, for fear of further collapses, but in open spaces, ANSA reported.



Senate panel sets hearing on AT&T-Time Warner merger

Originally scheduled for release on October 25, the third-quarter results were also announced on October 22, just after the Time Warner deal was revealed. Granted, investors might be wary of the trajectory of AT&T's stock price, now linked to Time Warner's due to the stock component of its offer. Already, politicians, other media companies, and consumer groups are lining up in opposition.


Alabama pipeline blast sparks worries about South gas prices

Alabama pipeline blast sparks worries about South gas prices

The gasoline explosion was reported on Monday in Shelby County, Ala ., the same county where Colonial reported a gasoline leak in September. The gas leak in September resulted in a temporary shutdown and brief gasoline shortages in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.


Dakota Pipeline Protesters Stay Near Camp After Days of Tensions

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Stay Near Camp After Days of Tensions

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the Dakota Access pipeline for months. The organization will also call on the Department of Justice to investigate police practices. Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters.