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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout: monitor Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout: monitor
- October 16, 2018

Last week Turkey said the demilitarised zone had been set up, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the zone was effective and no large scale military actions were planned in Idlib. But the shells which Saturday hit an army position in Hama province appear to have violated the accord. Idlib's other main opposition faction, a Turkish-aligned alliance of groups known as the National Liberation Front, has already expressed its support for the agreement. (more...)
Chinese social media star jailed for 'insulting' national anthem under new law Chinese social media star jailed for 'insulting' national anthem under new law
- October 16, 2018

Soon, police in Shanghai's Jing'an district had arrested Yang, declaring that she had "insulted the dignity of the national anthem" and warning that live streaming sites were not above the law. What I did has hurt your feelings. A few months ago, she was blocked by Kuaishou, a rival app to TikTok, for asking fans for 30,000 yuan (S$5,961.60) to add her on WeChat, China's most popular social media platform. (more...)
Theresa May told to 'take responsibility' for Brexit talks stalling Theresa May told to 'take responsibility' for Brexit talks stalling
- October 16, 2018

With less than six months before Britain leaves the EU, Brexit talks have reached a stalemate over the so-called Irish backstop, a fallback plan to ensure there is no return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland. (more...)
Abducted health worker, Hauwa, killed Abducted health worker, Hauwa, killed
- October 16, 2018

Earlier this summer, the United Nations released a report alleging that the Nigerian government paid a ransom for the release of the schoolgirls, but not for Sharibu because she is not a Muslim. ISWAP said in a statement that Liman and Khorsa were because they were apostates and that Leah Sharibu will be kept as a slave. Mr Mohammed thanked all the friendly governments that have continued to work with Nigeria for the safe release of the abducted women, and the clerics across religious ... (more...)
Kim Jong-un Refuses to Submit Nuke Inventory to U.S. Kim Jong-un Refuses to Submit Nuke Inventory to U.S.
- October 16, 2018

The French President insisted plans to keep their relationship this way, until the situation with North Korea "evolves". North Korea has refused to declare its nuclear weapons or facilities, and declined requests to adhere to a specific timeline for complete nuclear shut down. (more...)
Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally for his 'release' Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally for his 'release'
- October 16, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated that he welcomed Turkish authorities to search the consulate. They also create a dilemma for the White House, as lawmakers moved Wednesday to force a showdown over USA values in foreign policy by triggering a human rights probe that could lead to sanctions. (more...)
US government posts widest deficit since 2012 US government posts widest deficit since 2012
- October 16, 2018

In a possible prelude of what's to come, corporate tax revenue dropped 31% in fiscal year 2018 while personal income tax revenues ticked up 6.1%. With the calendar adjustments, the trade surplus in September was $59 billion compared with a $56 billion surplus the year earlier, the Treasury official said. (more...)
Harvard Discriminates Against Asian-Americans, Lawyer Says At Trial Harvard Discriminates Against Asian-Americans, Lawyer Says At Trial
- October 16, 2018

A lawsuit challenging Harvard University's use of race as a factor in admission decisions heads to trial Monday in Boston . Thang Diep, an Asian-American refugee from Vietnam, released his marked-up Harvard application to testify in support of the Cambridge, Mass. (more...)
Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy
- October 16, 2018

On Tuesday, Mr Morrison said his thinking had been guided by Australia's former ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma. Morrison said Australia remained committed to finding a two-state solution to Israel's conflict with the Palestinians. Trump's decision in December enraged Palestinians and upset the Arab world and Western allies. The Prime Minister denied the looming by-election in Wentworth, which has a large Jewish community, had any impact on his decision on Australia's shift in approach ... (more...)
Bravery award nomination for mum who shielded baby from hailstorm Bravery award nomination for mum who shielded baby from hailstorm
- October 16, 2018

As news of the scary incident spread, Simpson was hailed for being a hero. "I'm just a mum - you do anything you can to protect your child no matter what, even at your own expense and I would do it again", she said. Thursday. She heard a loud bang and noticed that her back window was broken open. Most of the skin from her left arm was shredded , while the other arm was "completely black" from bruises, the report said. (more...)
Bavaria slaps Merkel allies in election Bavaria slaps Merkel allies in election
- October 16, 2018

The Christian Social Union (CSU), who have nearly single-handedly ruled the wealthy beer-and-lederhosen state since the 1960s, are expected to lose their absolute majority, polls say. "It would seem we were unable to convince the electorate, and that is bitter", she said. The CSU has governed Bavaria, the prosperous southeastern state that is home to some 13 million of Germany's 82 million people, for more than six decades. (more...)
White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building
- October 16, 2018

The video shows Thornton demanding proof from Toles that he lived in the building. Below is a copy of the full statement by Tribeca-STL, who announced the firing of the woman in the video. "The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds", officials with the company, an apartment complex in St. (more...)
USA judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump USA judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump
- October 16, 2018

The lawsuit from Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, asked for damages stemming from statements from Trump calling her a liar for claims that she was paid to keep quiet about their extramarital relationship before the 2016 election . (more...)
Lebanese Orthodox Party Backs Russian Orthodox Church in Constantinople Row Lebanese Orthodox Party Backs Russian Orthodox Church in Constantinople Row
- October 16, 2018

Constantinople had previously rejected the Ukrainian Church's independence moves, but chose to endorse them last week. Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. (more...)
'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate 'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate
- October 16, 2018

Others in government who supported the motion were the Deputy Senate Leader and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Deputy National leader Bridget McKenzie. Senator Hanson's motion failed only narrowly last night, with Labor, the Greens, Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch and South Australian Senators Tim Storer, Rex Patrick and Sterling Griff opposed, but a swathe of Government senators - including Communications Minister Mitch Fifield and Small ... (more...)
Australia, US congratulate Harry and Meghan Australia, US congratulate Harry and Meghan
- October 16, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have kicked off their 16-day-tour of Australia and received a toy kangaroo for their unborn child. Prince Harry and Meghan, who married in a grand wedding at Windsor Castle in May, announced on Monday night that they were expecting their first child in the northern spring. (more...)
Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King ‘immediately’ over missing journalist Trump sending Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi King ‘immediately’ over missing journalist
- October 16, 2018

Aleksandar Mitreski, a security and defence analyst, said Saudi Arabia cannot control the global narrative but can try to alleviate the most damaging fallout. Permission for that apparently came after a late Sunday night call between Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . These reports have yet to be confirmed publicly by Turkish officials. (more...)
'I think I know more about' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation than Mattis does 'I think I know more about' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation than Mattis does
- October 15, 2018

Trump also sought to play down rumors that Mattis could soon leave his administration, saying that the two "get along very well" and calling the Pentagon chief "a good guy". Asked last month about reports he may be leaving, Mattis said: "I wouldn't take it seriously at all". Speculation that Trump may fire Mattis has been mounting for months. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Surprises Thai Football Team Rescued From Cave Zlatan Ibrahimovic Surprises Thai Football Team Rescued From Cave
- October 15, 2018

They explain how they remained calm and positive with prayer and meditation until their successful rescue. The rescue efforts were extensive and unsafe (one Thai navy SEAL lost his life), with it taking eight hours to get each person out. (more...)
Russian UK envoy denies Kremlin tried hack computers and murder ex-spy Russian UK envoy denies Kremlin tried hack computers and murder ex-spy
- October 15, 2018

This was stated by the Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko at the press conference, says a Witness. "We can not fill those vacancies because Britain refuses to issue visas to our diplomats", Alexander Yakovenko said during a press conference on Friday. (more...)
Israeli court upholds entry ban on US student Lara Alqasem Israeli court upholds entry ban on US student Lara Alqasem
- October 15, 2018

According to the Times of Israel , Alqasem argued in her appeal to the court that she never actively participated in boycott campaigns, and promised the court that she would not promote them in the future. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauertt, in turn, told reporters on Wednesday that Israel has a right to determine who should be allowed into the country, without specifying the U.S. (more...)
Trade war: China not ready for a deal yet, says Donald Trump Trade war: China not ready for a deal yet, says Donald Trump
- October 15, 2018

Of course, presumably the president would take the final decision, but who is playing what role? Cui also accused the US of going on the offensive by sending US Navy vessels into the South China Sea. "Our message was very clear: de-escalate the tensions", IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told Bloomberg Television in an interview. Does the US-China trade war mean an ironic new opportunity for Hong Kong? "I hope, and I'm sure, this will continue", Cui said . (more...)
Amal Clooney Targets Donald Trump for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Amal Clooney Targets Donald Trump for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony
- October 15, 2018

Amal Clooney hit back at President Donald Trump Friday after he previously mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony regarding her alleged sexual assault at the hands of now confirmed Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh . CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl asked why he made fun of her. "What I said the person that we're talking about didn't know the year, the time, the place", he said. (more...)
Sarah Ferguson’s BEST moments from Royal Wedding IN PICTURES Sarah Ferguson’s BEST moments from Royal Wedding IN PICTURES
- October 15, 2018

Sarah Ferguson arrived at St George's Chapel to witness her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie marry her fiancé and long-time boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. She smiled and waved to the crowds and went over to meet members of the public as she arrived at the ceremony. Theodora Williams is the daughter of Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field. (more...)
Islamic State kidnaps scores of civilians in eastern Syria Islamic State kidnaps scores of civilians in eastern Syria
- October 15, 2018

The closure of Nassib in 2015, when it was overrun by Syrian rebel factions, cut a crucial transit route for billions of dollars of goods and had serious economic repercussions across the region. Russian military police have since deployed in the area, including close to Israel's Golan Heights, setting up checkpoints. UNDOF had withdrawn from the area in 2014 when Al-Qaeda-linked rebels overran the area. (more...)

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