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Protesters clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote Protesters clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote
- October 23, 2018

Khan earlier tweeted a picture of himself on the march, saying he was supporting it because "a bad Brexit could have a huge impact on Londoners". Around 100,000 activists are expected to march in what has been billed as the biggest public protest against the Brexit situation to date. (more...)
Jordan's King Abdullah Negates Part of Peace Treaty with Israel Jordan's King Abdullah Negates Part of Peace Treaty with Israel
- October 23, 2018

Responding to the announcement, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he meant to "negotiate with Jordan for its extension" adding that "there is no doubt that the entire agreement is important and dear to both our countries". As put by former premier, Abdul Salam Majali, in a recent TV interview, Jordan may have to buy back the land from owners, or just hope that the Israeli side will return it to Jordan free of charge. (more...)
Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match outside the Oval Office Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match outside the Oval Office
- October 22, 2018

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that Nielsen was close to resigning after being criticized by Trump at a Cabinet meeting for what he said was her failure to secure USA borders. The data, which has yet to be released publicly by the administration but was obtained by The New York Times, shows that 16,658 people traveling in families were apprehended at the border last month, the highest single-month total, and a total of 107,212 have been apprehended over the previous year, the ... (more...)
'A lot of yelling' in 911 call from Closs home 'A lot of yelling' in 911 call from Closs home
- October 22, 2018

The Barron County Sheriff's Department said it wanted 100 volunteers by Thursday afternoon; 300 people responded and joined law enforcement officers in a search around Barron, which is about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis. "I don't know that answer", Fitzgerald told reporters. Dispatch logs show multiple shots were fired in the home of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who vanished after her parents were found dead inside the house. (more...)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex skips royal tour event to rest Meghan, Duchess of Sussex skips royal tour event to rest
- October 22, 2018

SYDNEY , AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 21: Prince Harry , Duke of Sussex and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex talking with young kids during day two of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park on October 21, 2018 in Sydney , Australia. (more...)
Train kills 50 people watching fireworks in India during festival Train kills 50 people watching fireworks in India during festival
- October 20, 2018

Officials said the toll may be higher. Two trains arrived from the opposite direction at the same time giving little opportunity for the people to escape, officials said. Many of those killed or injured are believed to be migrant labourers and their family members, including minor children. Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Technical Education Minister Charanjit S Channi will be part of the group. (more...)
Manafort to be sentenced in February; appears in wheelchair Manafort to be sentenced in February; appears in wheelchair
- October 20, 2018

He added that the probe ― which has led so far to the indictment of more than 30 people, majority Russian nationals, and three companies ― had uncovered a "widespread effort" by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. "Repeatedly, he has declined opportunities to come before Congress and tell the truth". Rosenstein has denied the reports are accurate. On Thursday, he tweeted that Rosenstein "should resign immediately". (more...)
Disagreement over Northern Ireland could prolong Brexit, angering many in UK Disagreement over Northern Ireland could prolong Brexit, angering many in UK
- October 20, 2018

As she arrived for Thursday's meeting, May told reporters that the EU's original proposal for an Irish backstop was "unacceptable" because she said it would have meant "a border in the Irish Sea". Tusk advised May that "creative" thinking from Britain was required to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, the issue that has brought divorce negotiations to a standstill. (more...)
19 killed in Crimea college shooting 19 killed in Crimea college shooting
- October 20, 2018

Health minister Veronika Skvortsova told journalists that most of those who died suffered gunshot wounds. Russia's National Guard said on October 18 that it has now deployed officers and riot police to all schools and colleges in Kerch. (more...)
Donald Trump Asks Donald Trump Asks "Who Cares?" About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA; Trevor Noah Answers
- October 20, 2018

Skeptics have long mocked Warren citing her grandfather's " high cheekbones " as proof, and Trump has referred to the senator as " Pocahontas " poking fun at her alleged ties. "I think everyone, of course, has the right to investigate these types of questions about themselves". Though Warren consulted an expert geneticist, there simply isn't enough Native American genetic data to draw from to conclusively show a person as descendent from a specific tribe. (more...)
Canadian Marijuana Stores Face Shortage Supply After Legalisation Canadian Marijuana Stores Face Shortage Supply After Legalisation
- October 20, 2018

American TV news trucks, such as NBC, were spotted at a pot shop where long lineups were forming in Montreal. Canada has legalised recreational cannabis today (17 October) making it the second country after Uruguay , which passed legislation in 2013, to impose such a measure. (more...)
Graham Slams Khashoggi Investigation, Points to Saudi Royal Family Graham Slams Khashoggi Investigation, Points to Saudi Royal Family
- October 19, 2018

US lawmakers have blamed the Saudi leadership and many high profile guests have pulled out of a major Saudi Arabia investment conference in protest. Khashoggi , who had written critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for The Washington Post , disappeared two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (more...)
Top US general survives attack by Afghan bodyguard Top US general survives attack by Afghan bodyguard
- October 19, 2018

Gen. Scott Miller , the top US commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Razeq only moments earlier, was not injured in the attack . Col. It is because of this honorable general". In this photo taken on January 2, 2018, Afghan General Abdul Raziq, police chief of Kandahar , looks on as he speaks during a press conference in Kandahar province. (more...)
Trump Lauds One-Time Rival Ted Cruz, Bashes Texas Senate Race Opponent Trump Lauds One-Time Rival Ted Cruz, Bashes Texas Senate Race Opponent
- October 19, 2018

While the senator might wish everyone had forgotten all about that, his opponent Beto O'Rourke revived the nickname during Tuesday night's debate in San Antonio. O'Rourke said there needed to be a greater focus on screening methods for people entering the country, and hit Cruz for his vote against a permanent solution for Dreamers, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (more...)
Woman seen in video abandoning toddler on doorstep of Texas home Woman seen in video abandoning toddler on doorstep of Texas home
- October 19, 2018

Surveillance video shows a woman arriving at the house in a white vehicle. She then rings the doorbell, knocks several times, and drives away, leaving the child at the home. "It was very alarming and it was very disturbing and my heart was hurting for that child ", Spencer said. A woman left a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's porch in Texas, in an incident that was captured on camera and covered widely by local media. (more...)
White House, senators increase pressure over Saudi writer White House, senators increase pressure over Saudi writer
- October 19, 2018

Reports in the U.S. media suggest that Saudi officials are set to admit that Mr Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation that went wrong, but neither King Salman , or his son and power behind the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed, had ordered Mr Khashoggi's death. (more...)
Top GOP Senate allies join Trump in mocking Warren Top GOP Senate allies join Trump in mocking Warren
- October 18, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joked on Tuesday morning that his ancestry would show that he was Iranian if he took a DNA test , adding that it would "be, like, terrible". When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American political combat, Warren in some ways is doing it Trump's way. But in 2012, she says she has no idea how her employers discovered she identified as American Indian or that she was even being celebrated by Harvard as an all-important first in the ... (more...)
Brexit talks: Now is the time for a deal, May tells EU Brexit talks: Now is the time for a deal, May tells EU
- October 18, 2018

His comments come days after reports that Brexit talks have run into a "significant problem" over the issue of the Northern Ireland border. The Democratic Unionist Party, which is propping up Mrs May's government in Westminster, said the EU's backstop suggestion whereby Northern Ireland would continue to follow the bloc's rules if no trade deal is struck would create barriers with Great Britain. (more...)
Sabarimala: Angry protestors attack women devotees seeking entry, police looks on Sabarimala: Angry protestors attack women devotees seeking entry, police looks on
- October 18, 2018

Since yesterday, women devotees seeking entry to Sabarimala have clashed with angry protestors wishing to deny them entry, leading to some tense moments in Kerala , especially in Nilakkal and Pamba, which are close to the temple. But Kerala's provincial government led by the Communist Party of India has declared its determination to uphold the Supreme Court ruling and not give into "the activists 'strong arm tactics". (more...)
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House
- October 18, 2018

The conversation generated multiple headlines but the president's "fake news" tweet was referring to the AP story, " Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House ", a White House official confirmed to Fox News. "Well, I do like Congress". "It's not a lot more". "A little bit, very few though". Trump increased US troop totals in Afghanistan by about 4,000 a year ago. (more...)
Who’s Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss Who’s Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss
- October 18, 2018

When pressed further on the issue, Trump responded, "Why should I pledge to you?" Trump, meanwhile, threatened to impose another round of tariffs on China in an interview with 60 Minutes on CBS , which also aired on Sunday. "In this respect the meeting was really tough, because both presidents openly mentioned the annoyances that there exist in bilateral relations", Peskov said. (more...)
Portugal issues red alert for rare Atlantic hurricane Portugal issues red alert for rare Atlantic hurricane
- October 16, 2018

Leslie caused a lot of tree damage in the Portuguese seaside town of Figueira da Foz. During the morning Castilla y León, Extremadura and parts of western Andalucia will be buffeted by winds of around 100 km/h and heavy rain that, locally, could deposit more than 80 litres/m2. (more...)
Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel
- October 16, 2018

There is a situation regarding the backlash of the disappearance of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi , who was a Saudi Arabian national who had been critical of aspects of the country in his reporting. As Oliver pointed out, a "much grimmer story" was going on in Saudi Arabia even then - for example, women who had campaigned for driving rights had been arrested even as their accomplishment was being heralded. (more...)
German police seize man who took woman hostage in Cologne train station German police seize man who took woman hostage in Cologne train station
- October 15, 2018

She said: "We assume that a hostage has been taken, either at McDonald's or at a nearby pharmacy". Before police stormed the pharmacy, the entire train station, one of the biggest in Germany, was evacuated and all train traffic was stopped, leading to delays and cancelations across western Germany. (more...)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage
- October 15, 2018

The release of the DNA findings appear to be a way for Warren, who is expected to run for president in 2020, to put the issue at rest and remove a talking point from her opponents. That meshes with an 1894 document the New England Genealogical Society unearthed suggesting that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partly Native American. (more...)
Meghan Markle pregnant with Prince Harry's first child Meghan Markle pregnant with Prince Harry's first child
- October 15, 2018

Harry and Meghan , who have just touched down in Sydney as part of their first major global tour, broke the news to other members of the Royal Family at Eugenie's wedding on Friday . Interested in Royal Family? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the nuptial knot on May 19, 2018, in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. (more...)
Turkish media names alleged killers of Saudi journalist Turkish media names alleged killers of Saudi journalist
- October 15, 2018

To reporters, to anybody. "We can not let this happen, to reporters, to anybody", Trump said. He had apparently drawn the wrath of the Saudi government, which has become an ever-closer US ally under President Donald Trump . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo then had a follow-up call with the crown prince to reiterate the US request for information and a thorough, transparent investigation. (more...)
India elected to UN human rights body India elected to UN human rights body
- October 15, 2018

Nations required at least 97 votes to get chose to the Council. A total of 18 new members were elected by the absolute majority through a secret ballot. The absence of rules preventing such countries from being elected "continues to undermine the organisation and, once again, demonstrates that the United States have been due to withdraw this year", she added. (more...)
Himalayan storm: Climbers' bodies removed from Nepal mountain Himalayan storm: Climbers' bodies removed from Nepal mountain
- October 15, 2018

Helicopter pilot Siddartha Gurung was among the first people to reach the site after the deadly storm and described a scene of total destruction with the tents flattened and the climber's bodies scattered across the area. The climbers were also attempting to scale a 7,193-meter (23,590-foot) peak which is not among the highest, the most hard or popular mountain to climb in Nepal. (more...)
President Donald Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law! President Donald Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law!
- October 14, 2018

Both Mike Love and Kid Rock , two of Trump's most visible supporters within the music industry, were present at the signing. The legislation, updating music copyright law, combines the Allocation for Music Producers Act, which provides royalties for music producers; the CLASSICS Act, which provides royalties for songs created before 1972 from digital streaming services; and a watered-down Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, which does not include the provision that broadcast radio should pay for ... (more...)
Agency: 11 Baby Bodies Found in Closed Detroit Funeral Home Agency: 11 Baby Bodies Found in Closed Detroit Funeral Home
- October 14, 2018

The Free-Press reports authorities discovered the remains thanks to an unsigned letter that detailed their whereabouts in what the paper describes as a "false ceiling". The Wayne County Medical Examiner took custody of the remains after the discovery at around 5.30pm. According to inspectors numerous bodies had been decomposing for months. (more...)
'Anti-Israeli protests to continue until end of Gaza siege' 'Anti-Israeli protests to continue until end of Gaza siege'
- October 14, 2018

Two other Palestinians were killed in other protest locations, the ministry said, adding that at least 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. has demanded an accord between Hamas and Fatah prior to any ceasefire agreement, and said that it is the only Palestinian body that can engage in negotiations. (more...)
Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens
- October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane. Currently, the forecast cone does include the Big Bend and south Georgia. Right now, the forecast track has our area on the dry side of the storm because of an approaching cold front that should push Michael away. (more...)
Turkey Will Investigate Saudi Consulate After Man Disappears Turkey Will Investigate Saudi Consulate After Man Disappears
- October 11, 2018

Trump said Monday that he was "concerned" about reports of Khashoggi's disappearance. US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at the White House in Washington , DC, on October 8, 2018. The U.S.is concerned about Khashoggi's whereabouts, Nauert said, and would like to see the Saudi government conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into what happened to him. (more...)
Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
- October 11, 2018

Nine other presidential candidates shared the remaining 12 percent of the vote. Ultimately, Bolsonaro's strong showing reflects a yearning for the past as much as a sign of the future. Opinion polls conducted before the election predicted that in a second round the two candidates would be tied. He is known for repeated offensive comments against women, gays and the poor, and for lauding the military dictatorship Brazil shucked off just three decades ago. (more...)
Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed
- October 10, 2018

Amnesty International has urged Riyadh to to "immediately disclose the evidence supporting their claim " that Khashoggi left the consulate, saying that "otherwise their claims are utterly baseless ". He said it comes as no surprise that Riyad is looking to quash criticism, but this case is beyond the sad but true usual jailing of journalists. Two Turkish sources also confirmed Khashoggi's death, stressing he was killed inside the consulate. (more...)
Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN, Trump accepts Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN, Trump accepts
- October 10, 2018

Maybe in a different capacity. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the two would meet in the Oval Office with media present. In April, Mrs Haley clashed with the White House when a Trump aide suggested she had prematurely announced a round of sanctions against Russian Federation. (more...)
Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks
- October 10, 2018

She served as White House communications director and director of strategic communications for Trump until she left in April of this year. Julie Henderson and Nathaniel Brown, the communications team at 21st Century Fox, are not moving to the new company. (more...)
United Kingdom security minister: Russian Federation threat is no joke United Kingdom security minister: Russian Federation threat is no joke
- October 10, 2018

Bellingcat alleges Mishkin traveled under the name Alexander Petrov when he and GRU Col. Anatoliy Chepiga traveled to the southern English city of Salisbury in March, where the agents allegedly poisoned the Skripals with the nerve agent , novichok. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice
- October 09, 2018

In Indiana, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, who voted against Kavanaugh, now tops Republican challenger Mike Braun by two points (43-41 percent), according to the latest Fox News polling. In Washington, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, lovely speech". Last month, before the Kavanaugh confirmation focused primarily on how to weigh the lurid and uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations againts the ... (more...)
5.9-magnitude natural disaster shakes Haiti, killing at least 12 5.9-magnitude natural disaster shakes Haiti, killing at least 12
- October 09, 2018

Four people were said to have been killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne further south, including a woman who died from a heart attack. According to a statement from the country's Civil Protection agency, several people were injured in Port-de-Paix, Gros-Morne, Chansolme and Tortuga island, where houses were destroyed or damaged. (more...)
Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida
- October 09, 2018

The Mississippi Gulf coast is under a Tropical Storm Watch, as are some of the inland counties of Alabama. Michael was a Category 1 hurricane but could make landfall as a Category 3 , and forecasters warned it could send down 10 to 30 centimetres of rain. (more...)
Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation
- October 09, 2018

Speaking to reporters before departing for a speech in Florida on Monday, Trump said the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace". Kavanaugh already has been at the Supreme Court preparing for his first day on the bench Tuesday. "You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said to Kavanaugh. (more...)
Pompeo says Kim Jong Un ready to allow nuclear, missile site inspections
- October 09, 2018

Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, in South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, after his North Korea trip. South Korean President Moon Jae-In thanked Pompeo for his visit and expressed his well-wishes for the potential upcoming summit. "North Korea took some steps towards denuclearisation and the U.S. (more...)
Sheriff: 74-year-old suspect ambushed officers questioning son Sheriff: 74-year-old suspect ambushed officers questioning son
- October 08, 2018

He heralded the department's military equipment, including an armored vehicle, for helping carry the wounded officers to safety. In 2016, Hopkins posted photos on Facebook of guns set up for target practice, bragging that he was the state's 2011 "3-Gun Silhouette Champion". (more...)
Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts
- October 08, 2018

Though he was originally charged with first-degree murder, jurors were instructed Thursday that they also could consider second-degree murder. In the aftermath of McDonald's death, three other police officers - including Van Dyke's partner on the night - were charged previous year with attempting to cover up the shooting , to which they pleaded not guilty. (more...)
"PDP delegates feed fat as aspirants 'lobby, bribe" for votes
- October 08, 2018

He has long enjoyed support from the business elite in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos for his conservative-capitalist ideals and, as vice president in a PDP administration from 1999-2007, implemented a programme of liberalisation in areas including the telecoms sector. (more...)
Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague
- October 08, 2018

The likelihood of Judge Kavanaugh winning a full Senate vote on Saturday appeared to increase after two Republicans whose backing will be essential gave a positive account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. Nadler said it would probably be hard to interview Kavanaugh if he was sitting on the Supreme Court. That means Kavanaugh could be an associate justice of the U.S. (more...)
Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh
- October 07, 2018

Collins and Murkowski are the only GOP senators who support abortion rights, a crucial issue in the Kavanaugh debate. They were discussing Turner's sentencing when Ford revealed she was assaulted. Although some polls have shown increasing Republican enthusiasm ahead of the November midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, Kavanaugh's support among voters as a whole is historically low. (more...)
A notorious Obama admin figure might challenge Susan Collins over Kavanaugh A notorious Obama admin figure might challenge Susan Collins over Kavanaugh
- October 07, 2018

The final Senate vote is expected Saturday, but enough senators have committed to backing him after a tumultuous political battle inflamed by allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s. (more...)