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Kerch blast: Crimea college 'bomb' kills 10 Kerch blast: Crimea college 'bomb' kills 10
- October 17, 2018

The director of the college, who had not been at the scene at the time of the attack, told Russian media that unknown armed men had broken into the building. Numerous casualties taken to hospital are reportedly in a serious condition. State-run Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing regional emergency medical officials, said that according to preliminary information, 10 people were killed. (more...)
O'Rourke attacks Cruz as 'dishonest' in testy 2nd Texas Senate debate O'Rourke attacks Cruz as 'dishonest' in testy 2nd Texas Senate debate
- October 17, 2018

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Minutes into the debate, as Cruz accused O'Rourke of supporting a $10-a-barrel tax on oil, the El Paso congressman shot back that Cruz is "dishonest". Cruz wants to participate in a previously scheduled townhall featuring just O'Rourke in the U.S. -Mexico border city of McAllen on Thursday night, but it's unclear if that will come together in time . (more...)
Iranian-Americans Demand Lindsey Graham Apologize for 'Disgusting' and Racist Insult Iranian-Americans Demand Lindsey Graham Apologize for 'Disgusting' and Racist Insult
- October 17, 2018

By her own test, Warren's ancestry is 95 percent white European. While the "Pocahontas" nickname originates with President Trump, who views Warren as a potential 2020 contender, the charge that Warren has falsely claimed Native American heritage has dogged Warren since her 2012 Senate race. (more...)
Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as new finance minister Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as new finance minister
- October 17, 2018

Prime Minister Abiy formed a gender-balanced cabinet, with 10 of 20 posts taken by women, a decision which he described as the first in the history of Ethiopia and probably in Africa.Fetleworq G. She is from the drought-prone and poor Afar region, where she had once headed the disaster prevention office. Kenya now also has a female defence minister, Raychelle Omamo, while South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Nigeria and Central African Republic ... (more...)
Pakistan hangs child killer after death sparked riots Pakistan hangs child killer after death sparked riots
- October 17, 2018

Her body was recovered from a garbage heap near her house on January 9. The case, the most heinous in a string of similar child murders in the city of Kasur, had sparked outrage and protests in the country. Chilling CCTV footage broadcast on television following the killing purportedly showed the young girl - Zainab Fatima Ameen - walking hand-in-hand with an unidentified man, in what may have been her last moments. (more...)
US Embassy Down Under Sends Out Rather Odd Email Invitation US Embassy Down Under Sends Out Rather Odd Email Invitation
- October 17, 2018

Canberra's U.S. embassy accidentally exposed details of one of its more enticing get-togethers last week, after an employee distributed a meeting invite to an undisclosed number of email recipients, The Guardian reported . "Sorry to disappoint all those who hoped to get into the party with the cats and pajamas". The cat in pajama costume Cookie monster and the cookie name is Joey: he has a popular instagram account, which is resident of Melbourne Jennife Stewart. (more...)
Canada makes history with first legal pot purchase in St. John's Canada makes history with first legal pot purchase in St. John's
- October 17, 2018

By his estimate there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians that carry personal possession charges for marijuana. Rather, it will streamline the existing process of obtaining a record suspension. As one official put it, they don't expect the questions to end and foresee bumps along the way after legalization. The premier also lashed out at the federal government for not providing police with a reliable piece of equipment to test for drug impaired driving. (more...)
Sheriff identifies victims; children were adopted, home-schooled Sheriff identifies victims; children were adopted, home-schooled
- October 17, 2018

Bodies were found by an older sibling that returned home from work shortly before 6 p.m., according to the Tennessean . Authorities haven't released the identities of those involved. Rowland said the sheriff's department is not searching for any suspects and that they're interviewing surviving family members. 'Well we deal with hard situations, with carnage each and every day, but the magnitude of this is more than what we're used to on a day to day basis, ' said Rowland. (more...)
Feds to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions
- October 17, 2018

NDP MP Murray Rankin tabled a private member's bill earlier this month that pushed for the expungement of records of anyone who carries a criminal record for past minor, non-violent pot possession convictions. "Three years later, the federal government still can not give our police a single reliable piece of equipment to test for drug-impaired driving". Ian Power, the first person to purchase recreational marijuana legally in Canada at the stroke of midnight said, "The stigma ends tonight, ... (more...)
No shootings in NYC for 3 straight days No shootings in NYC for 3 straight days
- October 17, 2018

Officials said Monday there were no shootings with victims reported in the five boroughs for all of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The streak of no shootings over the weekend began last Thursday, following a shooting in Brooklyn and carried through until Monday, when a person was shot in the Bronx, according to the Daily News . (more...)
Ricin was in letter sent to Susan Collins, senator’s office says Ricin was in letter sent to Susan Collins, senator’s office says
- October 17, 2018

During the bews conference, Betters said he had no information on the contents of the letter or the identity of the sender, but said that he believes it was delivered to the house. We are also truly appreciative of the many well wishes that we received today. "Our friends and neighbors have been incredibly kind and have even offered to open their homes to us". (more...)
Speaker calls for commission to investigate MP sex assault and harassment Speaker calls for commission to investigate MP sex assault and harassment
- October 17, 2018

Mr Bercow himself has faced calls to resign , with one senior Tory MP saying he should "consider his position". The BBC understands from well-placed sources the Speaker has told friends and close associates he is still considering how and when to announce his departure. (more...)
Theresa May calls for unity after winning cabinet backing for Brexit strategy Theresa May calls for unity after winning cabinet backing for Brexit strategy
- October 17, 2018

The PM's official spokesman also pointed out that the United Kingdom had always said it wanted a deal "by the autumn" and this week's summit was just "part of the process". But two of those present at the "pizza summit" in the office of Andrea Leadsom played down suggestions of rebellion against the Prime Minister. Mr Barnier also declined comment after the breakdown, only telling Sky News: "Be patient". (more...)
U.S. Embassy In Australia Apologizes For Cat Pajama Party Invite U.S. Embassy In Australia Apologizes For Cat Pajama Party Invite
- October 17, 2018

The email was sent out last week and has been described as a " training error ". US Mission to Australia public affairs counselor Gavin Sundway joked that he was "sorry to disappoint" prospective attendees that the event was outside the mission's "area of expertise", according to the Australian Associated Press . (more...)
Toddler stabbed and baked in oven in Mississippi
- October 17, 2018

Police took a person into custody after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked at a home in western Mississippi. It is not clear where the girl's parents were. "The hardest part.is to see a child victim". Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles northwest of Jackson in Mississippi's Delta region. Accompanying the sheriff is Chief Deputy Gerald Wesley Jr. (more...)
US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jets US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jets
- October 17, 2018

The balance couldn't be flown because of maintenance or other issues and some had to be left outside. All of the older buildings on the base, home to more than 3,500 airmen and workplace for more than 10,000 people, were leveled by the hurricane, Nelson said in a telephone interview early Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Federal Government's Budget Deficit 'Skyrockets' To Highest Level Since 2012 Federal Government's Budget Deficit 'Skyrockets' To Highest Level Since 2012
- October 17, 2018

Receipts increased in part due to higher tax payments, while total government borrowing increased by $ 1 trillion to $15.75 trillion, including $779 billion to finance the deficit. Borrowing has increased over the past year, partially to make up for slower growth in tax revenues due to the tax cuts. The Trump administration in July sharply revised higher its deficit estimates for coming years when it released its mid-session budget review. (more...)
Boris Johnson blamed for rise in hate crime Boris Johnson blamed for rise in hate crime
- October 17, 2018

The latest figures show an upward trend in recent years with hate crimes more than doubling since 2012-13, when 42,255 were recorded. It is partly because of improvements in the way crimes are reported, but there have also been spikes of hate crime after events like the Brexit referendum and the terror attacks past year. (more...)
U.S. service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine U.S. service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine
- October 17, 2018

Air Forces Europe said in a Tuesday statement. Bogdan Senyk, a spokesman for the general staff, told AFP that the earlier message was "likely erroneous information", when asked about the change. The exercises run until Friday. Personnel from the United States and seven other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states are taking part in the Clear Sky drills , which run until October 21. (more...)
Nationwide search continues for missing Barron, Wis. teen whose parents were killed Nationwide search continues for missing Barron, Wis. teen whose parents were killed
- October 17, 2018

Closs, 13, went missing after her parents were found dead in a home in Barron County, Wisconsin on Monday morning. Fitzgerald reports that law enforcement has searched the area surrounding the residence using drones and infrared, they also searched the Barron Riverview middle school where Closs attends school, and law enforcement has also met with her friends. (more...)
Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters' Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'
- October 17, 2018

The airstrike, conducted Friday, was the largest against the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab in almost a year, when USA forces killed about 100 extremists in an attack on one of their camps. It also came ahead of the first anniversary Sunday of a truck bombing that left more than 500 dead in Mogadishu, the worst ever attack in Somalia blamed on Al-Shabaab. (more...)
Australia considers following United States on Jerusalem embassy
- October 17, 2018

The prime minister said one future scenario could involve Australia recognising a Palestinian Authority capital in East Jerusalem and Israeli capital in West Jerusalem. "I think we have to challenge that", Morrison said earlier in Canberra. Arab diplomats, foreign affairs experts, and former officials have said the government's provocative announcement was counter to Australia's interests and the peace process, and questioned the timing of the announcement just days out from Saturday's ... (more...)
Russian Federation may resume manned space flights on November 28 Russian Federation may resume manned space flights on November 28
- October 17, 2018

During the launch of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 on October 11, the carrier rocket crashed and the crew consisting of Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick Hague made an emergency landing. All manned launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome have been suspended until the commission reveals the causes of the failure. The International Space Station (ISS) has enough supplies of nourishment, water and life-supporting materials until the following summer, mission control ... (more...)
US Cops Unveil Surveillance VIDEO to Help Solve a Model’s Mysterious Murder US Cops Unveil Surveillance VIDEO to Help Solve a Model’s Mysterious Murder
- October 17, 2018

Kelsey Quayle , 28, died on Wednesday when her family chose to have her removed from life support machines three days after her white Mazda 626 veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into two cars as she drove to work in the Atlanta suburb of Riverdale. (more...)
Julian Assange to regain internet access at Ecuador embassy Julian Assange to regain internet access at Ecuador embassy
- October 16, 2018

Julian Assange is online after the Ecuadorean embassy in London partially restored the former Wikileaks founder's internet access after disabling it six months ago. WikiLeaks said in a recent statement that Ecuador has reversed this measure. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since he took refuge there in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. (more...)

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