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Turkey says Syrian rebels withdraw heavy weapons in Idlib Turkey says Syrian rebels withdraw heavy weapons in Idlib
- October 12, 2018

The deal also foresees rebel groups leaving the area by 15 October. Russian Federation claimed that 1,000 fighters left the area in a sign the deal to halt the planned offensive on Idlib was holding, although HTS militants are still reportedly in the buffer zone region. (more...)
Northern Irish party threatens to topple Theresa May's United Kingdom government Northern Irish party threatens to topple Theresa May's United Kingdom government
- October 12, 2018

The DUP has stepped up warnings to British Prime Minister Theresa May not to compromise over the border on the island of Ireland in her efforts to secure a Brexit deal. Many of her cabinet colleagues have assured me of their Unionism. Then, the bad. The DUP are threatening to vote down the budget if May signs up to a compromise they don't like. (more...)
Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch
- October 12, 2018

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut were recovered unharmed early Thursday after the Soyuz booster they were aboard on a launch to the International Space Station failed . "The boys have landed", Mission Control assured the space station crew. Roscosmos pledged to fully share all relevant information with NASA, which pays up to $82 million per Soyuz seat to the space station. (more...)
Russian website names third GRU officer involved in Salisbury nerve agent poisoning Russian website names third GRU officer involved in Salisbury nerve agent poisoning
- October 12, 2018

The third man apparently arrived in Britain on a separate flight, but left on the same plane as the other two alleged GRU agents. Bellingcat last month identified the other suspect as Chepiga, aka Ruslan Boshirov. He is also an officer of the GRU, and his real name is Alexander Mishkin . In 2014, he was active in military operations in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia separatists lead a violent breakaway movement. (more...)
Storm Callum hits the UK Storm Callum hits the UK
- October 12, 2018

A 36-hour amber warning for Wales has been issued where almost a month's rain could fall over 48 hours. The Met Office's Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: "Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding". (more...)
Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory
- October 12, 2018

A family member noticed her missing, they said, after hearing some splashing. DARWIN, AUSTRALIA-A wildlife ranger was killed by a crocodile Friday in Australia's Northern Territory while gathering mussels with her family in a water hole, police said. (more...)
Woman taken by crocodile in Northern Territory Woman taken by crocodile in Northern Territory
- October 12, 2018

The Aboriginal ranger was snatched by the crocodile at the East Arnhem outstation of Gan Gan about 206km southwest of Yirrkala at about 10am on Friday. The body of an indigenous women was recovered by Australian police Friday (Oct 12) following a reported crocodile attack in a remote part of the country's north. (more...)
Another chance to talk about mental health Another chance to talk about mental health
- October 12, 2018

Companies should also be aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to Peldon Rose, which found in an earlier survey that over two-fifths (44 per cent) of employees say winter has a negative effect on their mental well-being, half (51 per cent), believing it adversely affects their mood - with 30 per cent saying that winter affects their productivity. (more...)
Air India Flight Hit Trichy Airport Wall During Take-Off, 136 On Board Air India Flight Hit Trichy Airport Wall During Take-Off, 136 On Board
- October 12, 2018

All 130 passengers and six crew members on board the aircraft were alighted safely. An internal inquiry has been ordered and co-pilot has been de-rostered until the investigation is done. However, they were asked to divert to Mumbai anyway as a precaution, NDTV reported. The flight, which took off from Tiruchirappalli airport at 1.20 am, arrived in Mumbai at 5.35 am, The Times of India reported. (more...)
Astronauts make emergency landing after engine failure Astronauts make emergency landing after engine failure
- October 12, 2018

NASA and Roscosmos said search-and-rescue teams were in contact with the crew and en route to the landing location. The probe would seek to determine whether safety regulations had been violated during construction, leading to massive damage, the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement . (more...)
USA man planned to detonate bomb at National Mall on Election Day USA man planned to detonate bomb at National Mall on Election Day
- October 12, 2018

Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said . Rosenfeld told investigators that the goal of the dramatic suicide he planned was to draw attention to his belief in " sortition ", it said. He agreed to answer the officer's questions and said he ordered large quantities of black power - an explosive substance - over the Internet, which he transported from a location in New Jersey to his home in Tappan. (more...)
Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional
- October 12, 2018

And the justices said black defendants are more than four times as likely to receive the death penalty as white defendants for the same crimes. Though the current death penalty law can no longer be used, the legislature could technically try to pass a bill that fixes the problems with the death penalty (i.e. (more...)
Christine Blasey Ford's bogus 'bravery' award nomination Christine Blasey Ford's bogus 'bravery' award nomination
- October 12, 2018

We also know that dramatic, emotion-charged testimony by both protagonists and a brief FBI investigation ultimately had little effect on the outcome, as the full Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh, giving the Supreme Court a fairly solid, 5-4 conservative majority. (more...)
Schools 'could turn away gay kids, teachers' Schools 'could turn away gay kids, teachers'
- October 12, 2018

Morrison's comments appear to confirm reports the review called for changes to make it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their religious belief or lack thereof, which LGBTI advocates including the Equality Campaign accepted in their submissions . (more...)
USA pastor held in Turkey may be released under secret deal USA pastor held in Turkey may be released under secret deal
- October 12, 2018

Saudi Arabia categorically denies the claims, but has faced an avalanche of global criticism for failing to provide any other explanation. "I'm very hopeful that before too long Pastor Brunson, he and his wife, will be able to return to the United States", Pompeo said in response to a question as he accepted an award from a pro-Israel group. (more...)
Alleged Maduro 'attack' plotter kills self: Venezuela Alleged Maduro 'attack' plotter kills self: Venezuela
- October 12, 2018

United Nations human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a Geneva news briefing her office was concerned by the news of Alban's death and because he had not been taken before a judge within 48 hours of his arrest as required under Venezuelan law. (more...)
Cyclone Titli Hits Odisha Coast, Trees Uprooted; Flights, Trains Affected Cyclone Titli Hits Odisha Coast, Trees Uprooted; Flights, Trains Affected
- October 12, 2018

Officials in Odisha evacuated more than 300,000 people, suspended operations at the port of Paradip and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday. Another ground-level report from Berhampur said that there was just a drizzle and winds up to a maximum speed of 70 km/hr and not much damage till 7:30 AM this morning. (more...)
Ukraine wins approval for historic split from Russian church Ukraine wins approval for historic split from Russian church
- October 12, 2018

Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, speaks during a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. "The Patriarchate of Constantinople has crossed a red line", a spokesman for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, Alexander Volkov, said in televised remarks. (more...)
Israel Defends Treatment of Detained US Student Israel Defends Treatment of Detained US Student
- October 12, 2018

Lara Alqasem, 22, had a valid student visa when she landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on October 16, but authorities ordered her to be deported over her alleged previous support for a movement to boycott products from Israel for its policies toward the Palestinians, according to the Associated Press . (more...)
Malaysia to abolish death penalty; Bill may be tabled soon Malaysia to abolish death penalty; Bill may be tabled soon
- October 11, 2018

Malaysia has chose to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. "This is part of our election pledge and also in line with the move away from capital punishment in the rest of the world", he told The Associated Press. (more...)
United States arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies United States arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies
- October 11, 2018

According to the charges, in 2017 Xu recruited experts who work for USA aerospace companies inside and outside the United States to travel to China under the pretense of lecturing at universities. Campbell is a former assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division, overseeing efforts to protect United States trade secrets. GE Aviation has supplied engines for large Boeing Co and Airbus SE aircraft, and is working on a new generation of engines for commercial planes and ... (more...)
Pentagon Orders Entire F-35 Fleet Grounded Pentagon Orders Entire F-35 Fleet Grounded
- October 11, 2018

Planes known to have working fuel tubes installed will return to the skies. Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 office said inspections "are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours". During the crash investigation, certain fuel tubes were identified as a potential problem, largely involving aircraft built before 2015. Military officials said the inspections ordered this week are to help prevent any future incidents. (more...)
Michael Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat ahead of 2018 midterm elections Michael Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat ahead of 2018 midterm elections
- October 11, 2018

Throwing himself into smashmouth presidential politics would force him to abandon the comparatively high-minded path of public philanthropy that has defined Bloomberg's post-mayoral years. "It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican - things like choice, so numerous issues, I'm just way away from where the Republican Party is today", he told the Times. (more...)
Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in broad daylight in Tanzania Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in broad daylight in Tanzania
- October 11, 2018

The police boss said the suspects fired in the air as they drove away with Mr Dewji. He was abducted by two foreigners, the Swahili Times reported on Twitter, citing Mambosasa. It has more than 30 factories making consumer products ranging from bicycles and detergents to edible oil and drinks. His conglomerate, the METL Group, operates in over 35 industries as diverse as trading, agriculture, manufacturing, energy and petroleum, financial services, mobile telephony, infrastructure and real ... (more...)
China region gives legal basis for Muslim internment camps China region gives legal basis for Muslim internment camps
- October 11, 2018

New clauses adopted by the regional government officially permit the use of " education and training centers " to reform "people influenced by extremism". China launched its "Strike Hard" campaign targeting separatism in Xinjiang in 2014 following deadly violence in the region. China's western region of Xinjiang may have just legalized so-called "re-education camps" for a religious minority in the area accused of being extremists. (more...)

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