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‘Rogue killers’ may be to blame for Saudi writer’s death

‘Rogue killers’ may be to blame for Saudi writer’s death This person cautioned that the decision is ultimately up to Trump. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who became critical of the Saudi leadership as Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2. [Full Article...]

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed Sheriff Fitzgerald set a community meeting for Barron County residents only "to offer me the opportunity to connect with the citizens of Barron County, to have a private dialog about how the community is doing". Her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that nothing seemed amiss at the gathering, which was to celebrate the birthday of a grandson who is cousins with Jaym... [Full Article...]

Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding They are Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Llano, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real and San Patricio. The record crest level is 12.6 metres set in June 1935. Three bodies have been recovered. In addition to the evacuations, several school districts closed for the day and emergency personnel blocked access to more than 150 low-w... [Full Article...]

Brexit summit ruled out over lack of backstop progress

Brexit summit ruled out over lack of backstop progress The so-called "backstop" will apply if there is no proper EU-UK trade deal post Brexit . Staunch Brexiteer, Nadine Dorries, urged MPs to oust May as Conservative party leader and prime minister if she accepts a longer transition period. May's proposal to extend this period is therefore entirely sensible, even if the realisation that such an extension is needed has come very late in the process. [Full Article...]

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana Its deliberate approach, which took more than two years of planning, allows provinces to shape their own laws within a federal framework, including setting the minimum age and deciding whether to distribute through state-run or private retail outlets. [Full Article...]

Australian PM mulls moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Australian PM mulls moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem Australia's announcement follows United States President Donald Trump's decision to relocate his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. Morrison responded by declaring that his party firmly supports Israel, and also backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We have seen outrageous resolutions from "Zionism is racism" to denials of the Jewishness... [Full Article...]

Grandma Arrested After Baby Found Stabbed And Burned Inside Oven

Grandma Arrested After Baby Found Stabbed And Burned Inside Oven The girl's body has been sent to the state Crime Lab for an autopsy. Bolivar County, MS, Sheriff Kelvin Williams told WMC the grandmother, 48-year-old Carolyn Jones, has been charged in the child's death. The woman has appeared in court and was given a $500,000 bond. "The hardest part ... is to see a child victim". Williams said a relative found the girl. [Full Article...]

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote But a clearly unimpressed Mr Morrison described his senators' support for the motion as "regrettable", prompting Senator Cormann to apologise a short time later. Five Coalition senators who were not present were paired with senators who opposed the motion, so essentially, voted for it as well. The government's leader in the upper house Mathias Cormann took personal responsibility for the error... [Full Article...]

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for the opportunity to serve the country. On Monday, he filed a defamation case against Priya Ramani, who was the first to come out against Akbar. Resident editor of The Asian Age newspaper Suparna Sharma, who also came out against Akbar, said she welcomes the resignation. Former journalist Tushita Pate... [Full Article...]

U.S. arrests Treasury official over leaks to Buzzfeed

U.S. arrests Treasury official over leaks to Buzzfeed Federal prosecutors alleged that the leaks were used for a series of reports published by BuzzFeed News titled The Money Trail , which has revealed details of numerous money transfers flagged as suspicious to Treasury investigators. Each count could lead to a maximum five-year sentence . The disclosures were reported in a series of articles in BuzzFeed related to Special Counsel Robert... [Full Article...]

Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes

Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes The Israeli police said that the rocket had damaged a residential house in Be'et Sheva. Smoke billows following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on October 17, 2018. Last week, some 14,000 Palestinians thronged to the perimeter fence, burning tires and throwing rocks, firebombs and grenades at soldiers stationed atop earth mounds on the other side. [Full Article...]

Syria and Jordan Reopen Vital Commercial Corridor

Syria and Jordan Reopen Vital Commercial Corridor The crossing's reopening would bring major relief to President Bashar Assad's government by restoring a much-needed gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. A USA -backed Syrian force and a war monitor say members of the Islamic State group have stormed a settlement for displaced people in the country's east and kidnapped scores of civilians. [Full Article...]

Temple opens amid violent protests; Section 144 to be imposed

Temple opens amid violent protests; Section 144 to be imposed The remarks from the firebrand BJP veteran came amid reports that entry of women pilgrims coming under the menstruating age was being still opposed by several Hindu right-wing outfits. The tents of the protestors under Achara Samrakshana Samithi were cleared by the police . Up to 50 million devotees visit the temple each year. They undertake a rigorous 41-day fast before they begin the pilgri... [Full Article...]

Possible extension to UK's Brexit transition period talked up by Ireland

The call from European Council president Donald Tusk came as Mrs May urged her Cabinet to "stand together and stand firm" on Brexit, after negotiations stalled in the run-up to a crucial summit. The European Union's top trade official is playing down the importance of a USA announcement that it will pursue a trade deal with Britain, noting London can not negotiate such pacts until it leaves the bl... [Full Article...]

Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him The results, as shared with The Boston Globe , reportedly reveal " strong evidence " the MA senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. If I were running her campaign, I would probably do this", said Mr. Messina on MSNBC. Elizabeth Warren of MA over her attempt to refute Trump's attacks on her ancestry. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas agree to push ahead with road, rail links despite sanctions

Two Koreas agree to push ahead with road, rail links despite sanctions He's in charge of coordinating a strategy on North Korea and dealing with a broad range of alliance issues, such as splitting the cost of U.S. Forces Korea and maintaining partnerships on sanctions against Pyongyang and Tehran. At the most recent summit between Moon and Kim, the two leaders committed to reviving economic cooperation when possible, voicing optimism that global sanctions could end a... [Full Article...]

O'Rourke attacks Cruz as 'dishonest' in testy 2nd Texas Senate debate

O'Rourke attacks Cruz as 'dishonest' in testy 2nd Texas Senate debate Ted Cruz is the butt of another joke, this time it's an ad aimed at the senator's appreciation for the fast food joint, White Castle, instead of Texas' Whataburger. "He's dishonest", O'Rourke said. " Ted Cruz is for Ted Cruz ", he said, adding the senator's re-election campaign was "based on fear". O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman, has used record-setting fundraising and a background as a o... [Full Article...]

First legal cannabis in Canada sold in St. John’s

First legal cannabis in Canada sold in St. John’s Canada has invested C$274 million to enforce the new laws and some provinces have allocated their own funding, but Palmer said police will not crack down on illegal stores right away. Canadians 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory, will be able to buy and use fresh dried cannabis, cannabis oil, plants and seeds for cultivation from regulated retailers beginning Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Ten killed after bomb explodes at Crimea college

Ten killed after bomb explodes at Crimea college Sergei Melikov, a deputy chief of the Russian National Guard, said the explosive device was homemade. Home to some 147,000 people, Kerch is considered to be one of the most ancient cities in Crimea. Putin offered his condolences to the families of the victims. Earlier, emergency officials said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas canister explosion. [Full Article...]

Cannabis is legal: A look across Canada as marijuana prohibition ends

Cannabis is legal: A look across Canada as marijuana prohibition ends Who can buy marijuana in Canada? Nearly three years since the Trudeau Liberals were elected - cannabis products are now legal in Canada. A lack of Day 1 selection has been a concern for retailers across the country, even as relatively few brick-and-mortar stores will be open to kick off the new era. [Full Article...]


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