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Police say Saudi sisters entered water alive Police say Saudi sisters entered water alive
- November 01, 2018

The New York Police Department said that it's still investigating the odd case. Chief of detectives Dermot Shea said they were interested in finding out what happened since they were reported missing, and what led them to New York City. One theory had been that the sisters had jumped from the George Washington Bridge, but that was ruled out after the medical examiners' office said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the bodies. (more...)
Tanzania announces 'surveillance squad' to hunt down homosexuals Tanzania announces 'surveillance squad' to hunt down homosexuals
- November 01, 2018

Those found guilty face up to 30 years' prison time. According to BBC , The 17-member squad will comb for same-sex couples on social media. Mr Makonda also appealed to city residents to delete any nude pictures from their phones, warning that strict measures would be taken against pornography. (more...)
10 states to dispatch troops to US-Mexico border 10 states to dispatch troops to US-Mexico border
- November 01, 2018

Brushing aside accusations that his divisive rhetoric on immigration is stoking extremism, Trump made the troop announcement before flying to Florida for the last stage of campaigning ahead of next Tuesday's midterm elections . The legal implications are chilling as USA troops will be used in a domestic operation explicitly forbidden by the Posse Comitatus Act. The Mexican government has, in fact, taken a fairly contradictory stance on helping or hindering the caravan, reflecting the ... (more...)
Trump says border troops could hit 15 000, surprising Pentagon
- November 01, 2018

Military leaders estimated last month that there were about 7,200 troops fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. But the most comparable example can likely be found under George W. "Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the majority [in the House] rather than giving his opinions on birthright citizenship, something he knows nothing about", the USA president tweeted . (more...)
Fears medicinal cannabis could spark addiction crisis Fears medicinal cannabis could spark addiction crisis
- November 01, 2018

Billy Caldwell, 13, of Castlederg, Co Tyrone, hit the headlines during the campaign. Charlotte said she wept happy tears at the move. But after landing back at Heathrow Airport, her supply was confiscated, sparking fury. "For me what started off as a journey which was about the needs of my little boy actually turned into something, proved to be something, a lot bigger". (more...)
Island company in Brexit criminal investigation Island company in Brexit criminal investigation
- November 01, 2018

Bob Posner, Electoral Commission Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel, said: 'We have reasonable grounds to suspect money given to Better for the Country came from impermissible sources and that Mr Banks and Ms Bilney, the responsible person for Leave.EU, knowingly concealed the true circumstances under which this money was provided. (more...)
U.S. charges Jho Low, former Goldman bankers over 1MDB scandal U.S. charges Jho Low, former Goldman bankers over 1MDB scandal
- November 01, 2018

The three-count indictment on Thursday charges Low Taek Jho of misappropriating money from the state-owned fund and using it to bribe foreign officials and to pay for luxury real estate, art and jewelry in the USA and to fund Hollywood film, including "The Wolf of Wall Street ". (more...)
Austria to withdraw from United Nations migration agreement Austria to withdraw from United Nations migration agreement
- November 01, 2018

Austria will also abstain during the vote in the (UN) General Assembly in September next year, and hand over to the UN a statement, demanding that the government's position be recorded. Austria's opposition criticized the decision. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for an Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) at the European Council in Brussels on 19 October 2018. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of dishonesty over Jakarta mission Malcolm Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of dishonesty over Jakarta mission
- November 01, 2018

Mr Turnbull will make his first major media appearance since losing the prime ministership, next Monday, on the ABC's Q&A program. Mr Morrison then suggested Mr Turnbull did not conduct himself in an appropriate manner while overseas. He said Mr Turnbull was supposed to focus on oceans, and issues of "trade and other things" were "not really part of his brief". This raised concerns about the almost completed FTA between the countries and the relationship more broadly. (more...)
Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad
- November 01, 2018

Critics slammed the video as racist . The ad centers on Luis Bracamontes, who was in the country illegally when he killed the officers in California and is now on death row, reports the Sacramento Bee . But in '88, Bush himself tried to distance himself from the ad made by a pro-Bush PAC and on which, coincidentally, former Fox News chief Roger Ailes was an adviser. (more...)
South Asian gang members guilty of raping teen girls in UK South Asian gang members guilty of raping teen girls in UK
- November 01, 2018

Speaking after the verdicts came in this morning, Operation Stovewood Senior Investigating Officer, Paul Williamson said: "I would like to pay tribute to our victims and survivors who have placed their trust in us to support them through this prosecution, and for their courage in giving evidence in what must have been a hugely challenging and emotional experience for them all". (more...)
New AI system at borders will decide whether to let people through New AI system at borders will decide whether to let people through
- November 01, 2018

The bot will be calibrated based on people's ethnicity, language, and gender. The system "will collect data that will move beyond biometrics and on to biomarkers of deceit", said project coordinator George Boultadakis, of information technology service company European Dynamics in Luxembourg. (more...)
Russian carrier struck by falling dock crane Russian carrier struck by falling dock crane
- November 01, 2018

Russian Federation sent the 305-meter Admiral Kuznetsov to the Eastern Mediterranean in 2016 as part of its ongoing military campaign in support of Syrian government forces in the Middle Eastern country's devastating war. "But according to our initial information, the damage from the falling crane and from the ship listing when the dock sank is not substantial". It added that the accident could be the result of "violations in the operation" of the ship fix facilities. (more...)
Leave.EU's Arron Banks Referred To National Crime Agency By Electoral Commission
- November 01, 2018

An Isle of Man company is at the centre of a major investigation over millions of pounds of funding given to pro-Brexit groups during the European Union referendum. Banks, who helped finance the Leave.EU campaign led by MEP Nigel Farage, has already been the subject of an investigation by the Electoral Commission. (more...)
School Bus Gets Carried Away in Texas Flood After Driver Ignores Warnings
- November 01, 2018

The bus driver, Nathan Deyoung, was arrested after the incident. Police in Leander released video from the bus. "For each foot the water rises up the side of the vehicle, the vehicle displaces 1,500 pounds of water". (more...)
Gitmo Detainees Exchanged for Bergdahl Join Taliban's 'Political Office' | Homeland Security Gitmo Detainees Exchanged for Bergdahl Join Taliban's 'Political Office' | Homeland Security
- November 01, 2018

A group of five key Taliban group leaders, who were released for a captive USA soldier in 2015, have reportedly joined the Taliban political leaders in Qatar as efforts are underway for the revival of Afghan peace talks . In the meantime, reports indicate that the Taliban leaders have joined the political leadership of the group in Qatar with an aim to participate in peace talks. (more...)
China's President Xi Jinjing orders military to 'prepare for WAR' China's President Xi Jinjing orders military to 'prepare for WAR'
- November 01, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected the Southern Theatre Command Thursday, again stressing the need build a force that can " fight and win wars " in the modern age. According to Collin Koh, a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Xi's comments were most likely meant to stress Beijing's territorial claims in the contested regions. (more...)
Death toll of 'Devil's nurse' could climb as high as 300 Death toll of 'Devil's nurse' could climb as high as 300
- November 01, 2018

He said: "What I have admitted took place". 'We will make every effort to seek the truth'. Prosecutors say at least 36 patients were killed at a hospital in Oldenburg where he worked between 1999 and 2002, and about 64 more at a clinic in nearby Delmenhorst between 2003 and 2005. (more...)
Couple who warn against selfie dangers die while taking one Couple who warn against selfie dangers die while taking one
- November 01, 2018

Meenakshi Moorthy had earlier before her tragic death taken to social media to warn users against the dangers of taking selfies. Moorthy had an Instagram post showing her sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon, captioned, "Is our life just worth one photo?" Viswanath's brother, Jishnu, has said that park rangers began searching for the couple after their camera was found, using "high-powered binoculars to find them (and) helicopters to airlift the bodies". (more...)
Bolton: US doesn't want to harm friends, allies with Iran sanctions Bolton: US doesn't want to harm friends, allies with Iran sanctions
- November 01, 2018

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said earlier this month that it would be more hard for Iranian oil customers to get waivers from the sanctions than it was during the Obama administration, and the United States would issue waivers, if any, only to buyers that have significantly reduced Iranian purchases. (more...)
Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Strangled in Premeditated Attack, Says Turkish Prosecutor Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Strangled in Premeditated Attack, Says Turkish Prosecutor
- November 01, 2018

He added that "depending on the results that will be announced (of the Turkish and Saudi investigations), we will implement the necessary sanctions against those guilty". The senators say in the letter Tuesday that the Post reported that USA intelligence intercepted Saudi communications discussing a plan to capture the columnist. (more...)
NATO's largest exercise since Cold War NATO's largest exercise since Cold War
- November 01, 2018

More than 6,000 soldiers were in Reykjavik for four days participating in the Trident Juncture 18 - a NATO-led military exercise. The alliance is conducting its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War in central and eastern Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea until November 7. (more...)
Iran rejects Denmark claim about attempted attack Iran rejects Denmark claim about attempted attack
- November 01, 2018

The target is believed to be a member of an Arab separatist movement, Denmark's intelligence service said. "He is charged with establishing an Iranian intelligence operation in Denmark as well as having taken part in the assassination attempt ", Andersen said. (more...)
Inmate serving life sentence a suspect in Whitey Bulger death, reports say Inmate serving life sentence a suspect in Whitey Bulger death, reports say
- November 01, 2018

Whitey Bulger was the brother of Billy Bulger, a powerful Massachusetts Democrat who was the longest-serving president of the state Senate. Federal prosecutors in West Virginia on Wednesday officially confirmed that they're investigating the death of James "Whitey" Bulger as a homicide. (more...)
British Planes Scramble to Intercept Suspected Russian Jets British Planes Scramble to Intercept Suspected Russian Jets
- November 01, 2018

An MOD spokeswoman said they were scrambled as a "precautionary measure against a potential incursion into United Kingdom area of interest". "At no time was there a threat to United Kingdom airspace.", he added. On August 15 the RAF intercepted six Russian bombers over the Black Sea, said to be flying close to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airspace. "Once again the rapid reactions of our RAF have demonstrated how vital our armed forces are in protecting Britain". (more...)

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