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Hundreds Leave Migrant Caravan on the Way to US Border - Mexican Authorities Hundreds Leave Migrant Caravan on the Way to US Border - Mexican Authorities
- October 26, 2018

The move to send the troops comes after a report that the migrant caravan has shrunk after 500 people voluntarily accepted bus trips back to their home countries. Nope. Again, a lie - and one the president is desperate that you believe. "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States". (more...)
Saudi prince may be involved, but I want to believe he's not Saudi prince may be involved, but I want to believe he's not
- October 26, 2018

In his first comments since the death, the crown prince called it a "heinous crime" and said Saudi Arabia was cooperating with Turkish authorities investigating the matter, Reuters reported. Now Saudi officials tell the AP they did in fact send a team to Turkey that included a forensics expert and a member whose job was to dress in the 59-year-old writer's clothes and pretend to be him - though they still insist that his death was an accident. (more...)
Najib says CBT charges ‘dumbfounding’, claims he acted in nation’s interest Najib says CBT charges ‘dumbfounding’, claims he acted in nation’s interest
- October 26, 2018

Najib, prime minister until the May 9 general election that toppled his government, was concurrently finance minister while Irwan served as the top bureaucrat at the finance ministry. "For the purposes of settlement of the IPIC issue, an executive decision had to be undertaken very honestly", he told the court. The former prime minister's luxury-loving wife, Rosmah Mansor, and the new leader of his party and long-time lieutenant, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, have also been arrested and charged with ... (more...)
Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS
- October 26, 2018

Greece's Geodynamic Institute reported the tremor as a magnitude 6.4, 50km south of Zakynthos. A strong natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Greece, with shaking felt as far away as Italy and Albania, seismologists say. (more...)
The Australian government has started taking children off Nauru The Australian government has started taking children off Nauru
- October 26, 2018

About 600 people are in Australia on "temporary transfers" from offshore detention. The move comes after a spike in medical transfers off Nauru in recent months, with the Government under renewed pressure to move all minors off the island. (more...)
Two Visitors Die After Falling From Taft Point In Yosemite Two Visitors Die After Falling From Taft Point In Yosemite
- October 26, 2018

The visitors apparently fell from Taft Point, a popular outlook west of Glacier Point, park officials said in a news release. He did not say when the couple fell from Taft Point, which is at an elevation of 7,500 feet (2,285 metres). The Mariposa County coroner's office said 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter's death was considered an accident. The pair, experienced at flying in wingsuits, the most extreme form of BASE jumping, crashed after attempting to clear a V-shaped notch in a ridgeline. (more...)
United Kingdom watchdog fines Facebook £500,000 over users' data breach United Kingdom watchdog fines Facebook £500,000 over users' data breach
- October 26, 2018

The scandal took place before new European Union data protection laws that allow much larger fines came into force. The maximum fine now stands at £17 million ($21.9 million), a far cry from the penalty imposed on Facebook. Data harvested by GSR would later be passed to SCL Elections Ltd, the company behind Cambridge Analytica. A Canadian firm alleged by the ICO to be linked to Cambridge Analytica , Aggregate Data Services IQ Ltd, is appealing in the First-Tier Tribunal against a civil ... (more...)
Republican calls for Kavanaugh accuser and lawyer to be criminally investigated Republican calls for Kavanaugh accuser and lawyer to be criminally investigated
- October 26, 2018

Grassley said in his letter on Thursday that committee staff had investigated Swetnick's story, questioning Kavanaugh twice and contacting Swetnick's former associates. Avenatti, who has become a prominent opponent of President Donald Trump after representing porn star Stormy Daniels, has said he's considering a bid to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. (more...)
Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey
- October 26, 2018

Saudi authorities have said Khashoggi died in a "brawl" with Saudi officials at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the latest in a series of conflicting explanations for his death. But Trump said last week he saw no reason to cut off weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in response to Khashoggi's disappearance. Al-Jubeir told FOX News on Sunday the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was a "huge and grave mistake" and promised his family that ... (more...)
French 'spiderman' climbs London's 230-meter tower without ropes French 'spiderman' climbs London's 230-meter tower without ropes
- October 26, 2018

Robert was the object of plenty of videos and photos on social media as he made his way up the tower, and when asked about the difficulty after the fact he told Sky it was a "medium" climb, saying it wasn't "easy" but also wasn't "ridiculous". (more...)
Journalist's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi government Journalist's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi government
- October 26, 2018

Mr Blair, who is apparently keeping a close eye on developments in the case, has already expressed his concern over the murder of Mr Khashoggi but is also keen to continue helping Saudi Arabia. I have people in Turkey and I have people in Saudi Arabia and other places, and they're all coming back as we speak, they're heading back, he said. (more...)
At least 800 troops to be sent to US-Mexico border At least 800 troops to be sent to US-Mexico border
- October 26, 2018

Customs and Border Protection. He said he was asked by then-Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to rescind the endorsement on behalf of Border Patrol agents, which he refused to do. He and his senior aides have long believed the issue - which was a centerpiece of his winning presidential campaign - is key to revving up his base and motivating GOP voters to turn out in November. (more...)
CIA Director Listened To Recording Of Khashoggi's Alleged Murder
- October 26, 2018

However, the global community has rejected this Saudi explanation and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said there is strong evidence to suggest the attack was " premeditated ". Instead, the photo opportunity elicited scorn on social media, with critics accusing them of exploiting the grieving son. Turkey has dismissed Saudi efforts to blame rogue operatives and urged the kingdom to search "top to bottom" for those responsible for the killing. (more...)
At least 14 children and teachers die in Jordan flood At least 14 children and teachers die in Jordan flood
- October 26, 2018

Israel sent search-and-rescue helicopters to assist, an Israeli military statement said, adding the team dispatched at Amman's request was operating on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. After nightfall, huge spotlights were trained on the search area. The Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth, is surrounded by steep valley slopes that frequently witness flash floods and landslides. (more...)
Democrats demand answers about Trump plans to drop nuke treaty with Russian Federation Democrats demand answers about Trump plans to drop nuke treaty with Russian Federation
- October 25, 2018

I see no reason for that, and I repeat, this is not our choice. The treaty was dead, therefore, well before this weekend's announcement and it would be foolish for the United States to be constrained by limits abided by no other nation. (more...)
Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent
- October 25, 2018

DeSantis denounced the latest calls at an Orlando campaign event on Tuesday, saying "It's disgusting", and that the media should "investigate who's doing that". However, POLITICO is reporting that newly released information from Adam Corey's lawyer indicates Gillum did not pay for the accommodations. Gillum: "I can be free by 6 p.m". (more...)
China says Trump should swap iPhone for Huawei amid bugging claim China says Trump should swap iPhone for Huawei amid bugging claim
- October 25, 2018

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the Times report which also said aides had tried to pressure Trump into using his secure White House landline more often. The Chinese have reportedly been keen on getting members of Trump's inner circle to persuade the president to sit down more often with Premier Xi Jinping. (more...)
Man sets home on fire after using blowtorch to kill spiders Man sets home on fire after using blowtorch to kill spiders
- October 25, 2018

It comes nearly a year to the day that an unnamed man from Tucson, Arizona, was suspected of using a propane torch to kill spiders and burn spiderwebs underneath his mobile home. "The occupant was cooperative and did give a full statement as to his action at the time the fire was ignited", said Wilding. A union for Fresno firefighters tweeted, "Please don't use a blowtorch to kill spiders". (more...)
Zucker slams White House for 'continued attacks on the media' Zucker slams White House for 'continued attacks on the media'
- October 25, 2018

A suspicious package found inside CNN's mailroom in NY forced the evacuation of its headquarters on Wednesday, coming just hours after the Secret Service reported finding packages sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton. (more...)
Russia will target European countries if they host US nuclear missiles: Putin
- October 25, 2018

The agreement, Trump has argued, is defunct. A senior GOP Senate aide told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that while the Pentagon doesn't yet have such a missile "on the shelf and ready to go", it is capable of producing one "in a matter of months as opposed to years" because of the Preservation Act. (more...)
Khashoggi killers will be held accountable: Saudi Khashoggi killers will be held accountable: Saudi
- October 25, 2018

Germany is the first major USA ally to cast doubts over future arms sales after the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi , and the move is likely to put pressure on bigger exporters, including the United States, to do the same. (more...)
Ethiopia's president resigns amid Cabinet reshuffle, state media says Ethiopia's president resigns amid Cabinet reshuffle, state media says
- October 25, 2018

The Ethiopian House of People's Representatives, the Ethiopian parliament's lower house, earlier approved the appointment of 16 new cabinet members upon the endorsement of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed , in which only four of the previous cabinet's members remained in their positions. (more...)
Is the global response to Khashoggi killing tough enough? | Inside Story Is the global response to Khashoggi killing tough enough? | Inside Story
- October 25, 2018

Turkish authorities, including the president, said this week that Saudi agents had scouted the forest before Khashoggi's death inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on October 2. Khashoggi was a Washington Post columnist and lived in the USA, having fled Saudi Arabia in September previous year. "We will continue to explore additional measures to hold those responsible accountable". (more...)
High School Pupils Stabbed With Syringe In 'Prank' High School Pupils Stabbed With Syringe In 'Prank'
- October 25, 2018

The people are believed to have sustained injuries to arms and legs. The injured students received blood tests as a precaution. "At this stage we would believe that it was a prank gone wrong, maybe childish behaviour, but we will be looking at whether there was any malicious intent", NSW Police Acting Inspector Shane Rolls said. (more...)
Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection
- October 25, 2018

Citing four people familiar with the matter, The Information said Facebook has approached a number of cybersecurity companies with a view to a possible acquisition. Facebook said hackers were able to exploit the vulnerability in the company's code that existed between July 2017 and September 2017. The ICO says that even after the misuse was discovered, Facebook "did not do enough" to ensure those who continue to hold data took adequate remedial action. (more...)

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