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Armed forces turn to the foreign legion Armed forces turn to the foreign legion
- November 06, 2018

According to reports in the British media, the United Kingdom military is hoping that the new initiative will supply an extra 1,350 recruits from overseas every year to fill the rank and file of the Army, Royal Air Force and Navy. In April 2018, alarm bells rang throughout the British establishment following the release of a report by the National Audit Office, which found that the military was short of 8,200 full-time personnel. (more...)
Whitsundays shark attack victim dies Whitsundays shark attack victim dies
- November 06, 2018

He was pulled from the water with leg and arm injuries and later died in hospital, authorities said. A man has died after he was attacked by a shark while swimming in Cid Harbour at the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled a few months ago. (more...)
NBC says it will stop airing Trump immigrant ad NBC says it will stop airing Trump immigrant ad
- November 06, 2018

The political ad zeroed in on an undocumented immigrant named Luis Bracamontes who was convicted of killing two California sheriff's deputies in 2014. NBC said Monday that in its review, it recognizes the insensitive nature of the ad. Yet that didn't stop NBC , Fox News , and Facebook from running versions of the ad over the weekend. (more...)
UK's PM May odds of Irish border deal UK's PM May odds of Irish border deal "50-50"
- November 06, 2018

Mr Raab is understood to be furious that David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister and Mrs May's de facto deputy, visited Dublin last week where he rubbished a new proposal that had been put to the Irish by Mr Raab just three days earlier. (more...)
Teen Charged with Pre-Meditated Murder in Death of Mother Teen Charged with Pre-Meditated Murder in Death of Mother
- November 05, 2018

Chitwood says he faces murder charges. Ramos and his mother had an argument about his D grade at around 11pm on November 1, then he woke her up at around 12.30am in the early hours of the next day and cut off her air supply. The teen was charged with the murder Saturday morning after police obtained the boy's "full and detailed confession". Arriving home, Ramos placed what he called a "Grammy-winning" 911 call to report the burglary, using classes he took in criminal justice at University ... (more...)
Jury selection to begin in long-awaited trial of 'El Chapo' Guzman Jury selection to begin in long-awaited trial of 'El Chapo' Guzman
- November 05, 2018

The 61-year-old drug lord is facing 11 felony charges in relation to drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering, and weapons charges, which he is accused to engaging with during his time as the leader of one of the world's most infamous drug trafficking organizations. (more...)
79 pupils kidnapped in Cameroon 79 pupils kidnapped in Cameroon
- November 05, 2018

Armed men kidnapped 78 students from a Presbyterian school in the Nkwen village, Northwest Region Governor Deben Tchoffo said. Estimates of displaced people in the Northwest Region are not available. President Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, was recently re-elected for a seventh term with more than 70% of the vote. Cameroon, once a German colony , was divided between Britain and France after World War I. (more...)
Will & Grace's Debra Messing Slams NBC for Airing 'Disgusting, Racist' Political Ad Will & Grace's Debra Messing Slams NBC for Airing 'Disgusting, Racist' Political Ad
- November 05, 2018

The president tweeted out a video of the ad on October 31, and the ad aired during " Sunday Night Football ", which is one of the most watched programs on television, regularly averaging more than 10 million viewers. The Daily Beast reports the company said in a statement, "This ad violates Facebook's advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it". (more...)
Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding
- November 05, 2018

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that it received a call at about midnight on Sunday reporting a possible downed aircraft in northwest Uvalde County, about 100 miles west of San Antonio, Texas. Their helicopter reportedly crashed just north of Uvalde. DPS and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the scene. NTSB told local media it will release details about the crash on Monday. (more...)
Kemp Denounces White Nationalist's 'Vile' Robocalls Targeting Abrams Kemp Denounces White Nationalist's 'Vile' Robocalls Targeting Abrams
- November 05, 2018

Abrams' Republican opponent, Brian Kemp , strongly denounced the automated call, calling it "absolutely disgusting" in a statement Friday. "I'm telling you traditional candidates - I think it's something Beto O'Rourke should be concerned right now, as well". (more...)
Man left paraplegic after eating slug dies aged 28 Man left paraplegic after eating slug dies aged 28
- November 05, 2018

He endured numerous medical complications since the initial infection, including suffering from seizures, being unable to control his body temperature and having to be tube fed. Other close friends of Sam's admitted the "shock" they felt when visiting him in hospital. "On Friday, Sam passed away, surrounded by his family and loyal, loving mates". (more...)
Angry villagers kill tigress in Uttar Pradesh after she mauls man Angry villagers kill tigress in Uttar Pradesh after she mauls man
- November 05, 2018

The incident follows the Maharashtra forest department's killing of tigress Avni, who was believed to be a "man-eater", on Friday. The village is inside the core zone of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Lakhimpur Khiri area, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) southeast of Lucknow , the state capital of Uttar Pradesh. (more...)
Xi Jinping pledges to cut Chinese import tariffs Xi Jinping pledges to cut Chinese import tariffs
- November 05, 2018

New measures to clamp down on intellectual property theft were also briefly mentioned by Xi, such as "significantly" raising the "cost for offenders". China is now the largest market for agricultural products in Vietnam with the export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery products this year estimated at over $35 billion, up almost 9 percent over the same period last year, Voice of Vietnam quoted Phuc as saying. (more...)
Man who became paraplegic after swallowing garden slug dies aged 28
- November 05, 2018

Mr Ballard's last words to his mother Katie were: "I love you". Within hours he fell seriously ill and it was later discovered that he had been infected with rat lungworm . Meanwhile, Sam's mother does not blame his friends for his health, insisting that they were just kids who didn't know any better at that time. Ms Ballard nevertheless previously acknowledged how the incident had "devastated" her and her son's lives, saying: "It's devastated, changed his life forever, changed my life ... (more...)
Pres. Trump: Republican Party Will Do Well In Upcoming Elections Pres. Trump: Republican Party Will Do Well In Upcoming Elections
- November 05, 2018

The GOP is facing greater headwinds in the House of Representatives . It has been almost two years since former USA president Barack Obama left the White House. Republicans, trying to move past that, have been enthusiastically pressing the economic argument. "The character of our country is on the ballot", he said. (more...)
'South Park Susan' turns self in to police 'South Park Susan' turns self in to police
- November 05, 2018

Facebook Susan Westwood, 51, turned herself into the Sunset Beach Police Department on Saturday after being wanted on charges related to the October 19 incident. Police transported Westwood to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, where she was served the outstanding misdemeanor warrant and the four criminal summons. (more...)
Egypt: Police kill 19 jihadists over Copt pilgrim attack Egypt: Police kill 19 jihadists over Copt pilgrim attack
- November 05, 2018

The suspects were part of a group believed to have shot dead seven pilgrims near the desert cemetery of Saint Samuel in Minya on Friday, the ministry added. Twin church bombings in April 2017 left more than 40 people dead, and in December previous year a gunman killed nine people in a church in southern Cairo. (more...)
Pompeo Resuming Nuclear Talks with N. Korea This Week Pompeo Resuming Nuclear Talks with N. Korea This Week
- November 05, 2018

Still, it accused Washington of derailing commitments made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump at their June summit in Singapore to work toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. The ministry described the lifting of US -led sanctions as corresponding action to the North's "proactive and good-will measures", apparently referring to its unilateral suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and closure of a nuclear testing ground. (more...)
Two families killed in Sicily after floods submerged their home Two families killed in Sicily after floods submerged their home
- November 05, 2018

Among the victims were three children, aged one, three and 15. Giuseppe Giordano told reporters that when he opened the door, "there was a river of water, I was knocked down and grabbed hold of a tree". Trees covering the mountains in the Dolomites range were flattened by winds that tore through the Veneto region on Thursday. " Thousands of hectares of forest were razed to the ground, as if by a giant electric saw ". (more...)
Supreme Court Allows Trial Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question to Go Forward Supreme Court Allows Trial Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question to Go Forward
- November 05, 2018

In February, a coalition of state attorneys general had urged the commerce department not to add such a question, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount. Last month, Ross, in a Justice Department filing, said he now remembers speaking with former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon past year about adding a citizenship question to the census. (more...)
Idaho Teachers in Border Wall Halloween Costumes Put on Paid Leave Idaho Teachers in Border Wall Halloween Costumes Put on Paid Leave
- November 05, 2018

In a Facebook video , Superintendent Josh Middleton of the Middleton School District, issued an apology on Friday , saying he was "deeply troubled" by his staff's "insensitive and inappropriate" costume choices. That's exactly what a group of staff members discovered at an elementary school in Middleton, Idaho. He later adds, "We are better than this". 'Do I think there was a malicious intent in these poor decisions? The Huffington Post quotes Elizabeth Almanza, a member of Idaho ... (more...)
Cabinet to quiz Theresa May over reports that Brexit deal is imminent
- November 05, 2018

The agreement would avoid the need for an Irish backstop - which has left Britain and Brussels deadlocked - and would stop Northern Ireland being treated differently to the rest of the UK. Downing Street has called the reports speculation, but also claim that the majority of the UK's Brexit plan had already been agreed. So far, the prime minister has stood her ground and her opponents have blinked. (more...)
Athlete makes 2,883-km swim around Great Britain in 157 days Athlete makes 2,883-km swim around Great Britain in 157 days
- November 05, 2018

Along with wetsuit chafing and shoulder pain, his tongue has also partially disintegrated from salt water exposure. The adventurer, who hails from Grantham in Lincolnshire, has also chowed down on over 500 bananas and an estimated 500,000 calories in the 157 days he's been at it. (more...)
Barbed wire on border a lovely sight Barbed wire on border a lovely sight
- November 05, 2018

Soldiers from the 97th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering work along side with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo, TX applying 300M of barbed wire in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. Another contingent of 2,100 National Guard troops had already been deployed to work with Border Patrol, anticipating the caravan, making a total of 7,000 troops on the nation's southern border, the Defense Department said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's Madina residents bury sisters found dead in NY river Saudi Arabia's Madina residents bury sisters found dead in NY river
- November 05, 2018

Through mostly electronic evidence, such as credit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, detectives have determined that Tala and Rotana Farea used various transportation to travel from Fairfax to Washington, D.C., then to Philadelphia and on to New York City , where they arrived on September 1. (more...)

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