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Mystery of Saudi sisters found tied together in Hudson River Mystery of Saudi sisters found tied together in Hudson River
- November 05, 2018

NY police on Friday said they had no evidence indicating that two sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together in Manhattan had been killed. The sisters were shopping, ordering two meals a day and staying at a number of high-end hotels until money on Rotana's personal credit card ran out. (more...)
Sri Lanka parliament Speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM Sri Lanka parliament Speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM
- November 05, 2018

Tensions have been building between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for some time on other fronts too, as the president did not approve of economic reforms introduced by the prime minister. "Rajapaksa is known only for two things, the brutal quelling of the Tamil insurgency and outright support to China in a manner that goes against the interest of the country and negates its historic relationship with India", remarked Colonel Jaibans Singh (retired), a strategic affairs expert and Indian Army ... (more...)
Secretary of State Pompeo defends waivers to Iran sanctions Secretary of State Pompeo defends waivers to Iran sanctions
- November 05, 2018

They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it hard to do business with the oil-rich nation. Rouhani said in a the meeting on Monday: "I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because it's against global regulations". (more...)
United States prosecutors file charges against two Goldman Sachs bankers, Jho Low United States prosecutors file charges against two Goldman Sachs bankers, Jho Low
- November 04, 2018

USA authorities have charged a fugitive Malaysian financier and two former Goldman Sachs bankers in a money laundering and bribery scheme that allegedly pilfered billions from Malaysian state investment fund... The authorities have examined what role, if any, the firm played in the 1MDB fraud, whether it knew about the alleged fraud and whether it should have done more to uncover the misappropriation of funds. (more...)
Lion Air crash: On ill-fated plane's previous flight, pilot made distress call Lion Air crash: On ill-fated plane's previous flight, pilot made distress call
- November 04, 2018

A diver named Hendra aboard search vessel Baruna Jaya told Metro TV , "We dug and we got the black box". Isswarto, commander of the Indonesian navy's search-and-rescue division who only uses one name, said: 'They're scattered everywhere and some may have been washed away by the current'. (more...)
Dead in Attack on Coptic Christian Pilgrims in Egypt Dead in Attack on Coptic Christian Pilgrims in Egypt
- November 04, 2018

Egypt's Copts have in the past accused the authorities of making only token gestures to protect them from such attacks. Since 2016, more than 80 people have been killed and 150 wounded in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. This attack will not weaken the will of our nation in continuing its battle to prevail and build", the president, who called Pope Tawadros II to express his condolences, added. (more...)
Trump Backtracks, Says Troops Will Not Fire On Migrant Caravan Trump Backtracks, Says Troops Will Not Fire On Migrant Caravan
- November 04, 2018

Trump , who has vowed to close the border, said in an interview Monday with conservative TV and radio host Laura Ingraham that the USA would allow migrants to file asylum claims, but that they would be forced to live in "tent cities" while they await court rulings, a process that can take years. (more...)
Mike Pence compares himself to Oprah while stumping in Georgia Mike Pence compares himself to Oprah while stumping in Georgia
- November 04, 2018

The ruling by Eleanor Ross, the US district judge for the northern district of Georgia, affects more than 3,000 people whose voter registrations were put on hold over possible citizenship issues. Kemp has also swung back at Abrams by saying that she is advocating for "illegals to vote" for her, which Abrams denies. A federal judge on Friday ordered that new USA citizens must be allowed to vote if they show proof of citizenship at the polls . (more...)
Backed Syrian fighters halt anti-IS offensive after Turkey attacks Kurdish forces Backed Syrian fighters halt anti-IS offensive after Turkey attacks Kurdish forces
- November 02, 2018

U.S. Central Command said in a news release that a ground force commander agreed on by both countries will lead the joint patrols. Although Ankara considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units ( YPG ) an extension of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally the United States continues to support the Kurdish fighters in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). (more...)
Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia' Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'
- November 02, 2018

If Abrams wins next week, the former Georgia state House minority leader would become the country's first female African-American governor. "I don't want to run, okay? I'm not trying to test any waters". Pence said Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals, referring to Winfrey and actor Will Ferrell. Abrams, who is attempting to become the first black female governor in USA history, then thanked Winfrey in a statement, reports ABC News . (more...)
Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty
- November 02, 2018

The man charged with opening fire in a United States synagogue and killing 11 worshippers has pleaded not guilty in federal court to all 44 counts against him , including hate crimes and firearms offences. The indictment, announced Wednesday, was expected. "These alleged crimes are incomprehensibly evil and utterly repugnant to the values of this nation". (more...)
Pentagon Says Border Troops Will Increase Pentagon Says Border Troops Will Increase
- November 02, 2018

A caravan of mostly Hondurans, estimated to number between 3,500 and 7,000, who left their country in mid-October are now in southern Mexico . The Salvadoran caravan departed from San Salvador, where the members gathered to organise, and members told Efe that they meant to head for the border with Guatemala , then enter Mexico and finally travel the 1,000 or so miles north to the southern USA border. (more...)
Trump to deliver remarks on immigration, as he fumes over border security Trump to deliver remarks on immigration, as he fumes over border security
- November 02, 2018

President Donald Trump further hardened his pre-election anti-immigration rhetoric in a Florida campaign stop on Wednesday, after threatening to deploy as many as 15 000 soldiers on the Mexican border - equal to the size of the United States contingent in Afghanistan . (more...)
India inaugurates world's tallest statue to celebrate independence hero India inaugurates world's tallest statue to celebrate independence hero
- November 01, 2018

Further, he also sowed the seed for the All India Service which houses the Civil Service comprising Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Forest Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS). But around the statue in a remote corner of Gujarat state, more than 5,000 police guarded the huge site where construction work has taken almost four years to complete the megaproject. (more...)
Trump Aims to End Birthright Citizenship Trump Aims to End Birthright Citizenship
- November 01, 2018

Trump's potential legal argument for overriding the common interpretation of the 14th Amendment and the INA, both ratified by Congress, amounts to challenging whether or not unauthorized immigrants to the U.S. While lawyers disputed that such unilateral action by the president could eliminate a right guaranteed by the USA constitution, some agents reassured potential clients that the policy would at least remain unchanged for a couple of years. (more...)
Saudi sisters found dead and bound together by New York river Saudi sisters found dead and bound together by New York river
- November 01, 2018

Rotana was enrolled at George Mason University, but left in the spring. [I] n keeping with its responsibility towards the citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and mindful to keep the details of the case private and to avoid inaccurate reporting hereby assures that it and the relevant authorities including local authorities, the U.S. (more...)
Turkey:l Khashoggi was strangled immediately Turkey:l Khashoggi was strangled immediately
- November 01, 2018

Fidan's statement came after Saudi's top prosecutor, Saud Al Mojeb , visited Istanbul this week to discuss the kingdom's investigation into Khashoggi's death. Congress has also ordered the Trump administration to launch a federal probe into Khashoggi's death, which could lead to sanctions against senior Saudi officials. (more...)
Police intercept another suspicious package sent to CNN Police intercept another suspicious package sent to CNN
- October 31, 2018

A post office in Atlanta intercepted a suspicious package on Monday addressed to CNN headquarters. Investigators say Sayoc's van, covered in pro-Trump stickers, was his home and bomb lab. At least some listed a return address of U.S. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee. Sayoc briefly appeared in a Miami courtroom on Monday. (more...)
Abe, Modi agree to step up defense, economic ties Abe, Modi agree to step up defense, economic ties
- October 30, 2018

Modi has called for regional unity against protectionism. At the lunch session, Abe and Modi affirmed Japan-India cooperation for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, according to sources with access to the meeting. Modi was given a guard of honour upon his arrival for the annual summit talks at the Kantei, the Prime Minister's Official Residence. Modi appreciated Japan's role in promoting connectivity through quality infrastructure projects such as the Western Dedicated Freight ... (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets emotional on Pittsburgh, testy with reporter Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets emotional on Pittsburgh, testy with reporter
- October 30, 2018

Trump has in turn blamed the news media for fomenting public anger and on Monday revived his characterization of the press as the "Enemy of the People". Karl followed up by accusing Trump of "harshly" attacking people who received pipe bombs earlier this month. Sanders doubled down that the first thing Trump did was condemn the "heinous acts", while the first thing the media did was blame Trump and his administration. (more...)
Soon at BRICS high table, a far right populist Soon at BRICS high table, a far right populist
- October 30, 2018

It's one of the reasons why so many former voters of the left are turning to the far-right in these elections because they feel that they have betrayed by their leaders and it is a powerful feeling. His propensity for shocking, offensive, and violent comments is no secret: After being accused of making comments that encouraged rape in 2014, Bolsonaro retaliated by claiming another congresswoman was "not worth raping; she is very ugly". (more...)
Student dies after shooting at North Carolina high school Student dies after shooting at North Carolina high school
- October 30, 2018

The shooting occurred at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, and is said to be an isolated incident. Police are now interviewing students who may have witnessed the shooting. He said the system was reviewing its security procedures. The school had been placed in lockdown, but that was later lifted as students streamed out, many crying and hugging parents. (more...)
Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe
- October 29, 2018

Saudi's official news agency said both King Salman and Prince Mohammed had phoned Khashoggi's son Salah to express their condolences. Riyadh has been a key player in that war. An adviser to Turkey's president rejected Riyadh's assertion that Khashoggi had died in a fight, saying the claim had "mocked" world opinion. The report in Yeni Safak said Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage on trips to the United States, France and Spain this year, made the calls from the ... (more...)
Obama urges Wisconsin Democrats not to be ‘bamboozled’ Obama urges Wisconsin Democrats not to be ‘bamboozled’
- October 29, 2018

Obama cited a recent Trump comment that he would pass a tax cut before the November election. "Because it shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say we don't just make stuff up". "These same Republicans are running millions of dollars' worth of ads around the country saying we're going to protect pre-existing conditions ". Obama made those remarks while rallying voters in Wisconsin on Friday . (more...)
There will be justice for Khashoggi, says Saudi crown prince There will be justice for Khashoggi, says Saudi crown prince
- October 28, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move to revoke visas was just a first step. Gary Grappo, a former USA ambassador to Oman and deputy chief of mission in Riyadh, said bin Salman had solidified power to a level where he is unlikely to be removed - but that Western powers would be increasingly wary of him after Khashoggi's death. (more...)
NYPD ramps up security at places of worship after synagogue shooting NYPD ramps up security at places of worship after synagogue shooting
- October 28, 2018

In a press conference, an official said there were multiple causalities inside, including three officers who have been shot. This is the Pennsylvania Driver's License photo of Pittsburgh synagogue suspect Robert Bowers , according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. (more...)
Latest suspicious packages sent to De Niro, Biden Latest suspicious packages sent to De Niro, Biden
- October 28, 2018

The FBI confirms the packages addressed to Biden looked similar to these. The Bomb Squad placed the package in a containment vehicle and brought it to its detonation facility in the Bronx. Law enforcement officials said all the packages were similar. Ronald Lowy, a Miami attorney, said Sayoc showed no ability at the time to back up his threat with any bomb-making expertise. (more...)
Sultan of Oman receives Israel PM 'after prolonged contacts' Sultan of Oman receives Israel PM 'after prolonged contacts'
- October 28, 2018

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa voiced support for Oman over the sultanate's role in trying to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace, while Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the kingdom believes the key to normalising relations with Israel was the peace process. (more...)
These companies spent millions on political adds on Facebook These companies spent millions on political adds on Facebook
- October 28, 2018

The report showed that just shy of $256.4 million was spent on almost 1.7 million politically-oriented ads archived since May of this year. What is interesting is that the report will also highlight the amount spent by each political party or individual, along with the number of ads they have run in a given week. (more...)
Palestinian militants fire rockets, Israel strikes Gaza Palestinian militants fire rockets, Israel strikes Gaza
- October 28, 2018

Israeli aircraft struck around 95 sites, including weapons manufacturing facilities and military compounds including Hamas's security services headquarters, it said . Other targets included the entrance to a tunnel dug to infiltrate and attack Israel, and an anti-aircraft observation post, it said. One Israeli soldier was shot dead by a sniper on the border. (more...)
King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths
- October 28, 2018

Many people in the Arab world took to social networking sites to express their sympathies over the deaths of those killed and shared pictures of the victims of the Dead Sea flooding incident in Jordan on Thursday. Another 35 people were injured following heavy rains on Thursday, including members of the security forces involved in rescue operations, a civil defence official told AFP, updating earlier tolls. (more...)
PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia on two-day official visit PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia on two-day official visit
- October 27, 2018

He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The prime minister's attendance at the FII comes as leading policy-makers and corporate chiefs shunned the conference in response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. (more...)
Meghan Markle accidentally left tag attached to her dress! Meghan Markle accidentally left tag attached to her dress!
- October 27, 2018

She was supposed to spend about 20 minutes mingling with the locals, however, her visit ended abruptly after six minutes, with Meghan escorted out of the building by officials . The 37-year-old paired the dress with Aquazzura heels which she's worn a number of times and we can see why as they go with literally everything and they're so flattering too. (more...)
Chaos descends on Sri Lanka as president ousts prime minister Chaos descends on Sri Lanka as president ousts prime minister
- October 27, 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday and replaced him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa , according to local media reports. Rajapaksa ruled Sri Lanka as president for nine years beginning in 2005, accumulating vast power and popularity among the country's majority ethnic Sinhalese after overseeing the military's brutal defeat of ethnic Tamil rebels in 2009, ending a 25-year civil war. (more...)
Ethiopia has a female President Ethiopia has a female President
- October 26, 2018

She is a distinguished veteran of the United Nations, where she most recently worked as under-secretary-general and special representative of the secretary-general to the African Union . She said the move was significant in numerous aspects. "The House of Peoples' Representatives shall nominate the candidate for President". Teshome, 63, took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval ... (more...)
Utah Utes track athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed Utah Utes track athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed
- October 26, 2018

McCluskey was found shot in a auto Monday night near on-campus student housing. McCluskey also said that Rowland harassed her daughter after the breakup. In a statement, Jill McCluskey said she was on the phone with her daughter as she walked on campus Monday night. The suspect believed to be responsible for her death was found dead a short time later at an off-campus location. (more...)
Putin ready to meet Trump in Paris next month Putin ready to meet Trump in Paris next month
- October 26, 2018

The two-party INF pact, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, bans all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges, with the exception of sea-launched weapons. USA national security advisor John Bolton told Putin on Wednesday that the United States intends to withdraw from the pact despite objections from Russian Federation and European nations. (more...)
Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief
- October 26, 2018

In an order dated 23 October, the appointments committee of the cabinet stated that M. Nageshwar Rao, now serving as joint director of the CBI, had been appointed interim director of the investigative agency. It's units are routinely deployed on a regular basis in sensitive areas. A full central vigilance committee met on Tuesday and analysed the charges and counter-charges against both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana. (more...)
Worlds oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea Worlds oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea
- October 26, 2018

The 2,400-year-old skeleton of a 23 metre-long Greek trading vessel was found in an eastern European body of water , 80 km off the coast of Burgas, Bulgaria. "We're talking about still preserved ropes, shipwrecks that literally look as if they had sunk yesterday", Garbov said. More than 60 other wrecks have also been uncovered. (more...)
China tells Trump to ditch his iPhone for a Huawei China tells Trump to ditch his iPhone for a Huawei
- October 25, 2018

The Times' report claims that American spy agencies have determined that China and Russian Federation are indeed listening in on the president's cell phone calls and using the information they collect to their advantage. Apple did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment. Listening in on Trump's calls allows the Chinese to go directly to the president's closest associates while also bearing in mind which arguments tend to have the greatest impact on his thinking. (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia as kingdom says killing was 'planned' Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia as kingdom says killing was 'planned'
- October 25, 2018

USA intelligence officials and lawmakers as well as the European Union have said that an operation targeting a critic of the royal court in a foreign country is unlikely to have been ordered without the knowledge of senior Saudi officials. Many countries responded with skepticism to the version of a brawl involving Khashoggi and rogue officials, putting Saudi Arabia on the defensive even as it hosted an investment conference this week that many dignitaries skipped because of the scandal. (more...)
Abrams defends burning state flag, Confederate symbol in '92 Abrams defends burning state flag, Confederate symbol in '92
- October 24, 2018

Abrams denied the charge again Tuesday, saying: "I have never in my life asked for anyone who is not legally eligible to vote to be able to cast a ballot". Similar arguments may resurface Tuesday night, when Kemp and Abrams square off in the first gubernatorial debate , two weeks before the election. (more...)
United Kingdom could seek extension to Brexit transition, says Theresa May United Kingdom could seek extension to Brexit transition, says Theresa May
- October 24, 2018

The prime minister said she didn't want that to happen, but noted it may be useful for certain situations. The meeting came a week after Brexit talks stalled over the so-called Northern Irish backstop. But as she spoke to MPs the Prime Minister knew that some of her harshest critics were not opposite her but on her own side. Even if half that number voted down the deal, that would still create a strong possibility of it failing to pass, creating uncertain conditions in which a number of ... (more...)
Alleged Saudi decoy wore Khashoggi's clothes, CNN reports Alleged Saudi decoy wore Khashoggi's clothes, CNN reports
- October 24, 2018

Asked by CNN's Van Jones how the crown prince responded to his advice, Kushner said: "We'll see". "This is an aberration", al-Jubeir said in the Fox television interview. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the suspension of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia on the grounds that they can not be done under the "current circumstances", in reference to the Khashoggi case. (more...)
U.S. to make 'very strong' statement over missing journalist U.S. to make 'very strong' statement over missing journalist
- October 24, 2018

We trust that this investigation will provide clarity and answers regarding the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a top intelligence official with close ties to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, may get the blame for the alleged killing. (more...)
Trump Administration Reportedly Trying To Take Transgender Protections ‘Out Of Existence’ Trump Administration Reportedly Trying To Take Transgender Protections ‘Out Of Existence’
- October 23, 2018

As reported by The New York Times , the absolutely bollocks memo details how the Trump administration wants to define sex by the genitalia a person is born with. This would clarify for the courts and for all federal agencies that all Americans - including transgender people - have equal access to employment, education, health care , and other essential services. (more...)
Trump on Caravan: We Are Not Allowing Them In Our Country Trump on Caravan: We Are Not Allowing Them In Our Country
- October 23, 2018

Guatemala receives between $80 and $140 million per year, depending on the U.S.'s financial commitment. He asserted without evidence in his flurry of tweets that " unknown Middle Easterners " were among those in the caravan . Trump also said the USA will start to cut aid to the countries where the migrants are from. Stopping illegal immigration was one of the main promises Mr Trump made when was elected USA president. (more...)
2 men in vehicle when Georgia officer shot 2 men in vehicle when Georgia officer shot
- October 23, 2018

Police received credible information Sunday night that Maynard was still in the area and dozens of officers were mobilized to search for him, police said in an email Monday. Officers discovered that the involved vehicle had crashed nearby, the news release said, and "as many as four suspects fled on foot from the crash location". (more...)
Leading US senator blames Saudi prince for Khashoggi death Leading US senator blames Saudi prince for Khashoggi death
- October 23, 2018

The evolving explanation comes 19 days after Khashoggi , a Saudi journalist who had been critical of his country's current government, disappeared on October 2 after going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . The crisis has shaken Western confidence in the world's top oil exporter and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . "Why did those 15 men come here?" "They made the mistake and they tried to cover up for it". (more...)
Pres. Trump Holds 'MAGA' Rally In Houston, Texas In Support Of GOP Pres. Trump Holds 'MAGA' Rally In Houston, Texas In Support Of GOP
- October 23, 2018

It's " Lyin' Ted " no more, apparently. Trump says he wants people to know that he supports Cruz's run for U.S. Senate. The President also said he believes O'Rourke is "highly overrated". "What I heard about him, I figured he must be something a little special". That's a far cry from Trump's derision of Cruz as " Lyin' Ted" during the 2016 primaries, when the two traded unusually harsh words for each other. (more...)