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Briton, Canadian arrested in Thailand for graffiti on wall Briton, Canadian arrested in Thailand for graffiti on wall
- October 20, 2018

A British man is facing up to 10 years in prison after being charged with spraying graffiti on an ancient wall in Thailand. He said the pair have admitted spraying the message on the wall. Schneider said she asked her daughter why she did what she did. "She is liked by many, she's got friends everywhere in the country". I'm sorry to say it, but not my daughter, not my Brittany. (more...)
Crimea hunts possible school attack accomplice Crimea hunts possible school attack accomplice
- October 20, 2018

The gunman reportedly committed suicide. At least 18 people were killed when gunmen burst into a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea , set off a bomb in the cafeteria then went through the building shooting anyone they saw, officials and the college's director said on Wednesday. (more...)
US charges Russian woman Elena Khusyaynova with interfering in US elections US charges Russian woman Elena Khusyaynova with interfering in US elections
- October 19, 2018

Khusyaynova is a foreign national who lives in St. Petersburg, and she was not in custody. US law enforcement and intelligence agencies said on Friday they remain concerned about attempts by Russia, China, Iran and other foreign groups to interfere with the November 6 congressional elections, as well as the presidential election in 2020. (more...)
Cannabis legalization could result in more auto crashes Cannabis legalization could result in more auto crashes
- October 19, 2018

New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS ) shows an increase in crashes in states where marijuana is legal, including Colorado. That's compared with neighboring states where marijuana sales are not legal. The results of this study come only hours after Canada legalized recreational marijuana, becoming only the second national after Uruguay to do so. (more...)
Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan receive cargo Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan receive cargo
- October 19, 2018

While some Sailors will be medically evacuated ashore, none of the injuries were life-threatening. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is forward-deployed to the USA 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (more...)
Audio offers gruesome details of Khashoggi killing: Turkish official Audio offers gruesome details of Khashoggi killing: Turkish official
- October 19, 2018

However, various members of the US Congress have been among those expressing outrage over what may have happened to the Washington Post columnist. In an interview with Fox News, a prominent Trump ally in the Senate called on Saudi Arabia to reject the crown prince, known as MBS, who rose to power previous year and has aggressively sought to soften the kingdom's image overseas and attract foreign investment. (more...)
Khashoggi probe: Turkish forensics team to search consul-general's residence Khashoggi probe: Turkish forensics team to search consul-general's residence
- October 19, 2018

Mr Khashoggi, a United States resident and leading critic of the crown prince, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in the city on 2 October. Saudi Arabia agreed last week to allow Turkish officials to conduct a search but insisted it would only be a superficial "visual" inspection. Under the Vienna Convention, diplomatic posts are technically foreign soil that must be protected and respected by host countries. (more...)
Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
- October 19, 2018

On Tuesday, four major United States public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc supported a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman. Clegg, who served as Deputy Prime Minister in the UK as part of the coalition between the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats between 2010 and 2015, is a prominent anti-Brexit commentator and frequently campaigns to override the 2016 United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum results- even authoring a book ... (more...)
Tenants Vote to Remove Trump Name From UWS Building Tenants Vote to Remove Trump Name From UWS Building
- October 19, 2018

The board estimated it would cost about $23,000 to remove the 20 letters from the building's east and west sides and wash the facade. The others, Fahrenthold added, are three other "Trump Place" buildings in NY alongside Trump hotels in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan and those in Toronto and Panama . (more...)
South Korea refuses refugee status for nearly 400 Yemenis South Korea refuses refugee status for nearly 400 Yemenis
- October 19, 2018

If the current situation in Yemen improves and there is sufficient evidence that it is no longer unsafe for the asylum seekers to return to their home country, the permit will be refused, a Justice Ministry official said. People granted temporary stays for humanitarian reasons are not given government support for education, medical aid or housing, which is given to recognized refugees. (more...)
Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren
- October 19, 2018

But that's just the beginning. The nation's 573 federally recognized tribes do not have a single standard for determining membership. Similarly, employers touted her claims as evidence of ethnic diversity. As he has in the past, McConnell also named the Senate races he believes are the closest, most of which are states Trump won in 2016 but which have Democratic incumbents. (more...)
Man admits rape and kidnap of UK backpacker in Australia Man admits rape and kidnap of UK backpacker in Australia
- October 19, 2018

On Friday, Mr Martin pleaded guilty to three charges of rape and one of deprivation of liberty. The horrifying outback ordeal when the two were travelling together in Queensland's outback a year ago. When it soured, he subjected her to weeks of physical abuse, and forced her to drive him down the Queensland coast and towards Charleville in outback Queensland. (more...)
Many Feared Dead as Train Runs Into Crowd Near Amritsar Many Feared Dead as Train Runs Into Crowd Near Amritsar
- October 19, 2018

In a horrific incident, several people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train in Punjab. Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Sarkaria deputed to immediately reach Amritsar to oversee rescue operations. The chief minister said the government will provide free medical aid to the injured. (more...)
Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over Honduran migrant caravan Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over Honduran migrant caravan
- October 19, 2018

Some hope to eventually enter the United States to escape violence and poverty. A caravan of thousands of migrants continues to slalom its way through Central America in hopes of reaching a safe haven beyond the southern US border. And, much like Guatemala and Honduras, Mexico is itself a country of many migrants, raising the question of whether the political will exists for a confrontation. (more...)
President Trump says military will close southern border as migrant caravan approaches President Trump says military will close southern border as migrant caravan approaches
- October 19, 2018

The migrants have begun arriving at the Guatemalan side of the Mexican border. "I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" the president threatened , if Mexico does not heed his request to stop what he termed an "onslaught" of people crossing the border into the U.S. (more...)
Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op
- October 19, 2018

Khashoggi, a United States resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago to get marriage documents. US officials have also said that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi from his home in Virginia back to Saudi Arabia and then to detain him, according to USA intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials ... (more...)
Dushanbe Orthodox Church in Tajikistan severs ties with Constantinople Dushanbe Orthodox Church in Tajikistan severs ties with Constantinople
- October 19, 2018

The break comes in response to the decision of Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the "first among equals" leader of the global Orthodox Church, to issue a statement October 11 confirming plans for an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church and restoring ties with the previously schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate. (more...)
Erdogan: Materials in Saudi consulate may have been painted over Erdogan: Materials in Saudi consulate may have been painted over
- October 19, 2018

U.S. media reported on Monday that the kingdom is considering an admission that Khashoggi died after an interrogation that went wrong during an intended abduction. Saudi officials have been in and out of the building since Khashoggi's disappearance without being stopped. Turkey has wanted to search the consulate for days. (more...)
Trump Threatens To Withdraw Honduras Aid Over Approaching Migrant Caravan Trump Threatens To Withdraw Honduras Aid Over Approaching Migrant Caravan
- October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a threat to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez: Somehow recall a mass caravan of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States or watch American aid dry up. Officers did nothing to stop them, but accompanied them several miles (kilometers) into Guatemalan territory. Carlos Cortez, a 32-year-old farmer traveling on foot with his 7-year-old son, said the poverty back home has made it impossible to support a family. (more...)
European Union says Brexit deal can be done, but United Kingdom must act now European Union says Brexit deal can be done, but United Kingdom must act now
- October 19, 2018

Whatever the twists and turns ahead, any deal agreed between the government and Brussels must still be ratified by the United Kingdom parliament - including the increasingly rebellious pro-Brexit Conservative MPs and the DUP - and all the European national legislatures. (more...)
David Mundell tells Prime Minister he could not accept longer Brexit transition David Mundell tells Prime Minister he could not accept longer Brexit transition
- October 19, 2018

Should a solution not be found, the transition period, which is supposed to run until the end of 2020, could be extended by a year. Will the proposal solve anything? "This prolongation of the transition period probably will happen". A DUP MP has said the prime minister "must be mad" after Theresa May suggested a delay to the UK's departure from the European Union in order to deal with the Irish border issue. (more...)
The Royals Just Visited Bondi And Saw The Most Golden Pants Ever The Royals Just Visited Bondi And Saw The Most Golden Pants Ever
- October 19, 2018

Meghan , who is now pregnant with the couple's first child, donned a Martin Grant maxi dress - continuing her tradition of dressing in Australian designers during her visit Down Under. The Prince approached the girl, who broke into tears as she told him that she has been a fan since she was eight years old. "I didn't expect it to happen because it against protocol". (more...)
Trump praises congressman who body-slammed journalist Trump praises congressman who body-slammed journalist
- October 19, 2018

After shaking his hand and walking back up to the podium, Trump told the crowd: "Never wrestle him". Representative Greg Gianforte , who made brief remarks at the rally with Trump, was ordered to perform community service as part of his sentence for attacking Ben Jacobs , a correspondent for Britain's Guardian newspaper, on May 24, 2017, the day before a special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat. (more...)
Ontario Medical Association warns of the risks of cannabis use Ontario Medical Association warns of the risks of cannabis use
- October 19, 2018

At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada's government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of small-scale marijuana possession convictions - as long as they've finished their sentence. (more...)
Trump threatens to close Mexico border over migrants Trump threatens to close Mexico border over migrants
- October 19, 2018

The "caravan" is now estimated at several thousand people and will likely reach the United States-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana within days. The Mexican government said Thursday that the first migrants in a caravan that has drawn the ire of U.S. (more...)

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