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Six Toronto high school students arrested and charged with sexual assault Six Toronto high school students arrested and charged with sexual assault
- November 22, 2018

A former St. Mike's student told CBC News last week that he wasn't shocked to learn about the allegations because "that's the culture at the school". - The school continues its internal investigation and expels four students and suspends another one in connection with the locker room incident. Police advise that if the alleged victim thinks it was an assault, he should report it to police. (more...)
China Builds New Unidentified Structure in Disputed S China Sea - Think Tank China Builds New Unidentified Structure in Disputed S China Sea - Think Tank
- November 22, 2018

Pacific Fleet said in a statement. Asked to comment Wednesday on the incident, Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, said the "vast majority of our interactions out there at sea are very professional". The US has accused China of deploying anti-ship missiles, electronic jammers, and surface-to-air missiles to contested islands in the natural resource-rich South China Sea. (more...)
Chief Justice John Roberts refutes Trump comment about federal judges Chief Justice John Roberts refutes Trump comment about federal judges
- November 22, 2018

Trump , who is on holiday in Florida, fired back on Twitter. Roberts commented in a statement on Wednesday, report the Associated Press , Politico and the Washington Post . As the episodes piled up, from Trump's campaign time in 2016 and into his presidency, the man who sits at the helm of the federal judiciary said nothing. (more...)
Deportee killed after being hit by plane on Russian Federation runway Deportee killed after being hit by plane on Russian Federation runway
- November 22, 2018

Armenian Albert Yepremyan, 25, had earlier been deported from Spain, according to sources quoted by Russia's Interfax news agency. The flight continued on its scheduled journey to Athens, Greece, RT reported. Local emergency services have launched a probe into the incident. "The man went through the airport gate during boarding for a Moscow-Yerevan flight, went to the platform bus, but quickly headed toward the runway instead of getting in", the official was quoted as saying. (more...)
Three Arrested In Alleged Terror Plot In Melbourne Three Arrested In Alleged Terror Plot In Melbourne
- November 22, 2018

They were looking at a place where there would be large crowds for their attack, Commander Ashton said. They are all Australian nationals of Turkish descent and had their passports cancelled this year. Police shot Shire Ali who later died in hospital. Australian federal and state police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, and other agencies that form part of the Joint Counter Terrorism Team carried out the arrests on Tuesday morning, November 20. (more...)
Police officer injured in Brussels knife attack Police officer injured in Brussels knife attack
- November 22, 2018

He was later taken to hospital, the spokesperson said. The stabbing occurred amid a two-day visit to Belgium by French President Emmanuel Macron. Belgium has been under heightened security since the March 2016 attacks at Brussels' airport and subway that left 32 people dead. (more...)
Disgraced ex-judge allegedly killed wife, crashed into cop while fleeing scene Disgraced ex-judge allegedly killed wife, crashed into cop while fleeing scene
- November 22, 2018

Saturday, Shaker Heights 6th grade teacher Aisha Fraser Mason was stabbed to death at her home allegedly by estranged husband and disgraced judge Lance Mason , who is now in police custody. "I need the police immediately, my brother is attacking his ex-wife", the woman says, adding that the incident took place outside a home. Mason "was a good judge and a friend, but he owes society this time", McGinty said. (more...)
German teen loses driving license just 49 minutes after passing driving test German teen loses driving license just 49 minutes after passing driving test
- November 22, 2018

The teenager was also hit with a 200 euro ($228) fine, after being caught traveling at 95 kilometers per hour in a 50 kph zone in the Märkischer Kreis region. He had his short-lived licence revoked for four weeks and will have to undergo more training sessions before he is allowed behind the wheel again. In a statement, German police said: 'Some things last for ever - others not for an hour'. (more...)
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, sounding defiant, says he is not considering resigning Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, sounding defiant, says he is not considering resigning
- November 22, 2018

Speaking to CNN from Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, Zuckerberg dismissed calls by some shareholders and pundits to step down from his chairman role. "I think we did the right thing there". The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Zuckerberg has strained relations with Sandberg in recent months as he has adopted a tougher, more assertive management style. (more...)
Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence
- November 21, 2018

Maryoto Sumadi, the head of Bali's justice and human rights office, said Lawrence will be deported to Australia within hours and will be banned from re-entering Indonesia. Reports have said she is wanted over a high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle, an offence alleged to have been committed before she headed for Indonesia. (more...)
'Somali' gunmen abduct Italian aid worker during shootout in Kenya 'Somali' gunmen abduct Italian aid worker during shootout in Kenya
- November 21, 2018

All of those wounded were under 25 - including a 10-year-old shot in the eye and a 12-year-old hit in the thigh - and required hospital treatment. When the Italian woman - who volunteered at the home - confronted the gang saying there was no money, the gang kidnapped her. (more...)
Coldest Thanksgiving in decades on the way for Northeast, Midwest Coldest Thanksgiving in decades on the way for Northeast, Midwest
- November 21, 2018

The freezing temperatures will continue into Black Friday but shoppers won't have to battle as much wind. 'A stronger wave of low pressure will likely impact the area later tonight into Tuesday with accumulating snow across northern MA. In the Midwest, a chance of light snow during the day and night on Tuesday shouldn't be a travel day. But wintry-cold temperatures are flowing across the Great Lakes, which will generate snow for some of the areas off Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake ... (more...)
USA sanctions Iran for shipping oil to Syria USA sanctions Iran for shipping oil to Syria
- November 21, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, present details of the new sanctions on Iran, at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, Monday, Nov. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said on November 20 that Russian Federation facilitated the delivery of Iranian oil to Syria, and that a variety of mechanisms were used in an attempt to hide the shipments and payments. (more...)
Moroccan woman cooks lover, serves him to workers in UAE
- November 21, 2018

The woman said she had financially provided for her ex-boyfriend before he left her and claims killing him was during a moment of insanity. The victim's brother, however, found the tooth in the blender and then reported the woman to the authorities. (more...)
You have stolen our spirit, Easter Island tells British Museum You have stolen our spirit, Easter Island tells British Museum
- November 21, 2018

The Easter Island delegation has offered to swap the Hoa Hakananai'a for another Moai carved from stone by contemporary local sculptor Bene Tuki. Hoa Hakananai'a was removed from the island by Commodore Richard Powell, the captain of HMS Topaze, in 1868 and given as a gift to Queen Victoria, who then donated it to the museum in 1869. (more...)
Up to 85 000 children 'dead of starvation or disease in Yemen' Up to 85 000 children 'dead of starvation or disease in Yemen'
- November 21, 2018

An estimated 400,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2018, according to the United Nations - 15,000 more than past year. Members of a family displaced by the war sit in their makeshift hut on a street in Hodeida last December. Earlier in the week, intense fighting broke out in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, now a focus of the war, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes of a ceasefire between the two sides. (more...)
Korean American Narrowly Misses U.S. House Seat Korean American Narrowly Misses U.S. House Seat
- November 21, 2018

When Republicans lost 30 seats in 2006, Republican President George Bush declared it a "thumping". David Valadao had escaped with a victory by roughly 4,000 votes in California's 21st District, where three-quarters of the population is Hispanic and Hillary Clinton paced President Donald Trump by 16 points in 2016. (more...)
UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying
- November 21, 2018

Mr Hunt said: "Our consular officials have been in close contact with Matthew Hedges and his family". "I regret the fact that we have reached this position and I urge the UAE to reconsider". Al Shamsi said that Hedges had entered the UAE "under the "cover" of academic research". He had been interviewing people from a cross-section of society, she said. (more...)
Sex-For-Mark: Court Remands OAU Professor Sex-For-Mark: Court Remands OAU Professor
- November 21, 2018

Richard Akindele , in Ilesa prison custody, for allegedly demanding sex for mark from his student. Justice Maureen Onyetenu , according to NAN directed that the lecturer be remanded in prison until a former application for bail is presented before the court. (more...)
Labour leader Corbyn to tell business to reject May's 'botched' Brexit deal Labour leader Corbyn to tell business to reject May's 'botched' Brexit deal
- November 21, 2018

In an interview with Sky News' Sophy Ridge, Corbyn was challenged about whether he would vote to remain in a re-run of the referendum, he said: "Well, I don't know how I'm going to vote, what the options would be at that time". "Where are the guarantee on environmental protections, consumer protections and workers" rights?' On the same programme, Corbyn said he did not think a second referendum is " an option we're going to get given ". (more...)
Lights, camera, factions: Stars at Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ split over Taiwan Lights, camera, factions: Stars at Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ split over Taiwan
- November 21, 2018

In response, Cheng said she could not comment on China's future policy but from Taiwan's perspective, Chinese films are welcome to enter the Golden Horse Awards, which has gained recognition over the years as the Oscars of the Chinese-language film industry. (more...)
Chinese writer sentenced to 10 years in prison for gay sex scenes Chinese writer sentenced to 10 years in prison for gay sex scenes
- November 21, 2018

Many users questioned the country's conservative attitude and asked why the government felt the need to police people's private lives. Some people accused of sexual assault have received shorter sentences in the past. The judge likely thought that the book "has a baneful impact on the society", the Global Times reported , citing lawyer Lü Xiaoquan. Many people have since leaped to Liu's defense, saying that the sentence was too harsh. (more...)
'Enough is enough' - Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announces immigration cuts 'Enough is enough' - Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announces immigration cuts
- November 21, 2018

The schools are taking no more enrolments. I hear what you are saying. "I hear you loud and clear". Morrison, who became prime minister in an internal party battle in August, was one of the architects of Australia's harsh immigration policy, which detains asylum-seekers who try to reach the country by boat on remote Pacific islands. (more...)
Is Venezuela a sponsor of terrorism? US considers adding to hit list Is Venezuela a sponsor of terrorism? US considers adding to hit list
- November 21, 2018

The list is reserved for governments accused of repeatedly providing "support for acts of global terrorism" and includes only Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The White House declined to comment. In a letter to Interpol secretary-general Jurgen Stock , the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Venezuela's exiled DOJ, accused Maduro of corruption in the midst of the country's economic collapse. (more...)
U.S. tourist murdered in Andaman island, 7 people arrested U.S. tourist murdered in Andaman island, 7 people arrested
- November 21, 2018

Also called the Sentineli or North Sentinel Islanders, they are known to be hunters and gatherers who survive through fishing, hunting and collecting wild plants. "We are aware of reports concerning a USA citizen in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands ", a spokeswoman for the United States consulate in India's southern city of Chennai said in an email to Reuters. (more...)

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