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Three strong earthquakes hit off Vancouver Island

Three strong earthquakes hit off Vancouver Island According to the US Geological Survey ( USGS ), the quake struck at 10:39 pm and had a shallow epicenter of 10 km located about 218 km southwest of Port Hardy. Two people died in the quake , which also caused severe damage in the area. Six minutes later, a third 6.5-magnitude tremor was registered 138 miles southwest of Port Hardy - before a weaker 4.9 quake was recorded in the same place 14 mi... [Full Article...]

Willa now a Cat 4 hurricane, to intensify further

Willa now a Cat 4 hurricane, to intensify further Earlier this month areas of the U.S. were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead. A hurricane watch was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan, while a tropical storm warning was in effect from Playa Perula to San Blas. [Full Article...]

Reports the Trump Administration Plans to 'Erase' Transgender Definition Sparks Alarm

Reports the Trump Administration Plans to 'Erase' Transgender Definition Sparks Alarm Civil rights groups across the board have pledged to fight back. " The sex listed on a person's birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person's sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence ", the memo allegedly says. [Full Article...]

Turkish authorities find new evidence in Khashoggi probe

Turkish authorities find new evidence in Khashoggi probe If the supply gap created by disruption in Libya, Nigeria, Venezuela - as well as US sanctions against Iran - were to grow as large as 3 million barrels a day, Saudi Arabia would need to tap its oil reserves, he said. In the days after Khashoggi vanished, Saudi officials initially said that he had left the consulate, implying premeditation on the part of the Saudi team. [Full Article...]

Suspects On The Run After Murdering Police Officer

Suspects On The Run After Murdering Police Officer Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday. [Full Article...]

Australian leader Scott Morrison defiant despite voter backlash

Australian leader Scott Morrison defiant despite voter backlash He had held the seat for 14 years before standing down and triggering the by-election, which looks to have been won by Kerryn Phelps , 60, a well-known doctor and left-wing gay activist who was running as an independent. the Liberal Party wanted to do", Phelps told Studio 10. Mr Morrison on Saturday night described it as a "tough day" and pledged to "listen, learn and accept the blows". [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley Warns Against Describing One's Political Opponents As 'Evil'

Nikki Haley Warns Against Describing One's Political Opponents As 'Evil' The diplomat delivered the keynote address at an event for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, making jokes about the Democrat senator whose heritage has been the centre of her discord with the president. "He said if I get stuck for laughs, just brag about his accomplishment ". In South Sudan, where rape is routinely used as a weapon of war, that is evil. [Full Article...]

New bombshell in Jamal Khashoggi murder links Saudi Crown Prince

New bombshell in Jamal Khashoggi murder links Saudi Crown Prince President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to President Donald Trump and both agreed that the Khashoggi case needs to be clarified "in all its aspects". Salah expressed his honest thanks to King Salman and Crown Prince for their condolences, according to SPA. The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince sent their condolences to Khashoggi's son. [Full Article...]

Thomas Markle Reveals How He Found Out About Meghan Markle's Pregnancy

Thomas Markle Reveals How He Found Out About Meghan Markle's Pregnancy According to several royal correspondents - who posted the news on Twitter - Meghan is feeling fine but her team are trying to "pace things for her". Markle and Harry attend JLR Drive Day at Cockatoo Island on Saturday. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their pregnancy on October 15, they assured fans that they'd be undertaking their tour as planned - all 76 engagements sched... [Full Article...]

Jordan's king to scrap part of Israel peace treaty

Jordan's king to scrap part of Israel peace treaty Abdullah said he informed Israel of his decision. "Al-Baqoura and Al-Ghamr [the Arabic names] have always been our top priority, and our decision is to end Al-Baqoura's annexation and step away from the peace agreement based on our keenness to take whatever is necessary for Jordan and Jordanians", Jordan's King Abdullah II tweeted in Arabic on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 61 in India train disaster

Death toll rises to 61 in India train disaster Railway officials said no permission was sought from them either and ruled out any inquiry by the department into what they said was the worst accident due to "trespass" on railway tracks. While speaking to the media outside the Civil Hospital, as reported by ANI , Sidhu said that the matter should not be politicised and that it was an accident and was not intentional on anyone's part. [Full Article...]

Injured in South Carolina College Party Floor Collapse

Injured in South Carolina College Party Floor Collapse The clubhouse building where the collapse happened is a common area within the complex. "They just kept going". A shocking video captured the moment the floor gave way beneath a crowd of jumping partygoers at an apartment in South Carolina, US. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea again call off major military exercise

US, South Korea again call off major military exercise Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (C) and Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya in Singapore on October 19, 2018. She also said that Mattis had consulted with Japan's new Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya during a meeting between the two on Friday, who agreed with the decision. [Full Article...]

Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum

Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum The case has been slated to be heard in a domestic court next week. Wikileaks claim Mr Assange's access to the outside world has been " summarily cut off " and say Ecuador has threatened to remove the protection he has had since being given political asylum. [Full Article...]

India train disaster toll rises amid anger over safety

India train disaster toll rises amid anger over safety At least 60 people were admitted to hospital with injuries. The driver, Arvind Kumar, in a statement to the Railways administration said he had applied the emergency breaks, but since a large group of people started pelting stones on the train, he chose to proceed, The Indian Express reported on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171 Taiwan's central government said that rescue services were at the scene and that the premier had been notified and was highly concerned over the safety of the travelers. Yilan County Fire Department have been dispatched to the scene and instructed to continue searching for more people killed or potentially still trapped in the wreckage. [Full Article...]

At least 130 Gazans hit by Israeli gunfire, says ministry

At least 130 Gazans hit by Israeli gunfire, says ministry They also cut and pulled the barbed wire of the fence of the border and went into Israel and came back. "Hamas and other militant groups must immediately and effectively stop all provocations", he said, adding that "Israel must restore the delivery of critical supplies to Gaza and improve the movement and access of goods and people [and] exercise maximum restraint in the use of live ammunition... [Full Article...]

Germany bond spread hits highest level since 2013 over European Union budget dispute

Germany bond spread hits highest level since 2013 over European Union budget dispute Bonds plunged Thursday as the European Union's executive body dispatched a letter to the Italian government requesting changes to its draft budget plan by October 22. "A harsh rebuke and the threat of further measures would likely boost the popularity of the populist coalition government", giving Italy's governing parties "an invaluable narrative to use during the campaign for the European elec... [Full Article...]

Daphne Dunne cheers Prince Harry's climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Daphne Dunne cheers Prince Harry's climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Meghan joined Harry for later engagements on Sunday, with the couple attending a reception at the Pavilion Restaurant in the Domain for Invictus competitors, their families and friends hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison . "She's made for this royal business, isn't she?" More: Can You Guess What Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Named Their New Dog? She wants to do everything, bu... [Full Article...]

China and neighbours to hold maritime drill

China and neighbours to hold maritime drill Asked at a press conference about the usefulness of such non-binding protocols in the light of a recent near-miss between a USA warship and a Chinese destroyer in the South China Sea , Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen likened the guidelines to seat belts in vehicles. [Full Article...]


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