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Irishman (21) killed in alleged assault outside NY bar Irishman (21) killed in alleged assault outside NY bar
- November 23, 2018

An NYPD statement said: "Police responded to a 911 call of a male assaulted in front of 43-17 Queens Boulevard, The Gas Light Bar, located within the confines of the 108 Precinct". The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed they are providing consular assistance to the family of a man who died in the US. Local Fine Gael councillor Martin Mulleady, who said he knew Mr McGee personally, expressed his sympathies with Mr McGee's family last night. (more...)
South Korean wins vote to helm Interpol South Korean wins vote to helm Interpol
- November 23, 2018

Groups campaigning to clean up Interpol celebrated the win, as did South Korea whose police and foreign ministry issued a joint statement saying Mr Kim's election was a "national triumph" that could elevate South Korea's global standing. (more...)
Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder
- November 23, 2018

Even though the US has sanctioned 17 Saudi Arabian government operatives who were allegedly involved in the murder, Trump's latest official statement suggests he will not directly punish the Saudi royal family over this matter. Several lawmakers have indicated that the USA has no "smoking gun" that proves the crown prince was responsible. He said the Central Intelligence Agency "points it both ways and as I said, maybe he did, maybe he didn't". (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince Begins Foreign Trip Amid Global Outcry Over Khashoggi Murder
- November 23, 2018

The two men spoke on the phone in late October but that would be the first face-to-face encounter since the murder. The crown prince and his father said they did not commit "this atrocity", Trump said while on vacation in Florida. Speaking to reporters, the U.S. president said he did not know who was behind it but cited "vehement" denials by the crown prince and the Saudi king. (more...)
Tommy Robinson Appointed Adviser to UKIP Leader on Grooming Gangs, Prisons Tommy Robinson Appointed Adviser to UKIP Leader on Grooming Gangs, Prisons
- November 23, 2018

He has not been approved as a party member but will advise Mr Batten on street grooming rape gangs and prison reform in a private capacity, which Mr Batten pointed out Robinson has "personal experience of", on BBC news Friday. Farage accused Batten of dismantling UKIP's reputation as a "non-racist, non-sectarian party" that talks about immigration and "extreme forms of Islam" by embracing Robinson's views. (more...)
Moroccan woman cooked murdered lover's body for meal, say prosecutors Moroccan woman cooked murdered lover's body for meal, say prosecutors
- November 23, 2018

The crime was discovered after the man's brother, an Ajman resident, reported his sibling was missing to Al Ain Police. The 30-year-old woman told the prosecution that she butchered the victim - who was in his 20s - to get back at him for dumping her after seven years of financial support. (more...)
Girl Who Penned Essay On Gun Violence Killed By Stray Bullet
- November 23, 2018

Sandra Parks was shot dead last Thursday while she was sat in her bedroom in Milwaukee . "The next thing she heard was (Sandra) yelling "I'm shot!" The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Sandra was a sixth-grader when she took third place in a city competition with an essay commemorating the life of Martin Luther King. (more...)
Work with Plaid and SNP on Brexit, Price urges Labour
- November 23, 2018

Labour winning power would represent a major change for Britain, reversing three decades of nearly uninterrupted economic liberalization started by Conservative Margaret Thatcher and continued under more centrist Labour governments . "That is our policy, and obviously the discussion about what he said and the consequences of that will take place". Earlier, new Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, noted that parliament " will stop " a no-deal Brexit, appearing to contradict previous ... (more...)
European Union warns Italy over budget, signals possible legal action European Union warns Italy over budget, signals possible legal action
- November 23, 2018

Italian bonds rose on Wednesday, with yields on 10-year notes dropping by eight basis points at 12:30pm in Rome, on speculation that the Italian government could agree to revise its budget plans for 2019. Italy defied Brussels again on Tuesday (13 November) as Finance Minister Giovanni Tria presented only a slightly modified draft budget, despite the European Commission rejecting the previous spending plan in an unprecedented decision. (more...)
Trump Says He'd Be A Great TIME Person Of The Year 2018 Trump Says He'd Be A Great TIME Person Of The Year 2018
- November 23, 2018

President Trump hasn't visited troops in Iraq or Afghanistan because "he's afraid people want to kill him", the Washington Post reported Monday. Trump recently received criticism for his decision not to visit United States troops in a combat zone during his almost two years as commander in chief. (more...)
Jewelry store robbery thwarted by sword-wielding owners Jewelry store robbery thwarted by sword-wielding owners
- November 23, 2018

The attempted heist occurred at Ashok Jewellers on Airport Road near Derry Road West around 12:15 p.m. o Wednesday, Nov. 21. CBC reported that after intruders broke a window, one man attempted to climb into the store through the broken glass - until three people inside the store charged him wielding sabre-style swords. (more...)
Shooting at Galleria Mall in Birmingham Shooting at Galleria Mall in Birmingham
- November 23, 2018

The Hoover Police Department said the scene is now secure. The mall was packed with eager shoppers hoping to grab the best deals in the early Black Friday sales just after 11pm last night - which was also Thanksgiving in the US. The mall was cleared out by police following the shooting. "We are devastated by the incident that happened tonight in our shopping center", Galleria officials said in a statement. (more...)
Amber Rudd: ‘Parliament will not allow a no-deal Brexit’ Amber Rudd: ‘Parliament will not allow a no-deal Brexit’
- November 23, 2018

If the prime minister's deal is rejected then MPs will not sit back and allow us to crash out of the European Union without an agreement. It is still unclear whether Parliament will be able to vote in favour or against a no deal scenario despite Amber Rudd's statement MPs would "stop" a no deal outcome. (more...)
Karachi attack: Two policemen dead as gunmen storm Chinese consulate Karachi attack: Two policemen dead as gunmen storm Chinese consulate
- November 23, 2018

Pakistan has in the past accused India of supporting the separatist insurgents in Baluchistan, which is on the Afghan and Iranian borders. Several among the injured people were in critical condition, according to hospital sources. Smoke is rising from the building as the shootout continues. Schools in the area were placed on lockdown. Karachi , Pakistan's largest city and a financial hub, was for years rife with political, sectarian and ethnic militancy. (more...)
Wife of United Kingdom scholar jailed in UAE blames London
- November 23, 2018

Hedges, 31, was sentenced on Wednesday on charges of spying for the British government, in a move described as deeply disappointing by Prime Minister Theresa May. The Abu Dhabi skyline in this file photo. Theresa May said she was "deeply disappointed and concerned" by Mr Hedges's jailing and told MPs the United Kingdom "will continue to press this matter at the highest level with the Emiratis". (more...)
Teen girl in South Sudan auctioned off for marriage on Facebook Teen girl in South Sudan auctioned off for marriage on Facebook
- November 23, 2018

Facebook has been criticised for failing to remove a viral post promoting an auction of a child bride in South Sudan , which eventually led to the payment of the largest dowry ever recorded in the civil war-torn country. 'We're always improving the methods we use to identify content that breaks our policies, including doubling our safety and security team to more than 30,000 and investing in technology'. (more...)
Russian GRU chief blamed for Salisbury poisonings dies at 62 Russian GRU chief blamed for Salisbury poisonings dies at 62
- November 23, 2018

The GRU is Russia's intelligence agency. His predecessor, Igor Sergun, died in 2016 of reported heart problems at the age of 58. Igor Korobov's death in the top job is the second in two years. Less than two months later, former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, an exiled double agent, was poisoned along with his daughter by a rare nerve agent in Salisbury, England. (more...)
Two killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi Two killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi
- November 23, 2018

A separatist militant group from the Pakistani province of Balochistan has claimed responsibility for an attack. "However, the guards quickly closed the gate, civilians with consular business were ushered inside and the Chinese staff were taken to a safe location", Ikram Sehgal, the contractor, told DawnNewsTV . (more...)
Marcia Fudge Won't Run For House Speaker, Endorses Nancy Pelosi Marcia Fudge Won't Run For House Speaker, Endorses Nancy Pelosi
- November 23, 2018

Obama said he didn't want to weigh in on the leadership fight but called Pelosi an "extraordinary partner" before complimenting her abilities as a legislator. I think it's time for change. Obama also commented on the 2020 presidential election, and the key characteristics for Democrats considering running. (more...)
Sixth grade 'snitch' praised over hit and run note Sixth grade 'snitch' praised over hit and run note
- November 23, 2018

The note, along with an arty illustration, said: "Bus: 449 hit your vehicle". "What happened? He [the driver] was trying to pull off and hit the vehicle". He later tweeted the the student had been found and she would be rewarded for her actions. Elena Cala, a spokeswoman for the Buffalo school district, told the Buffalo News that district officials won't comment until an investigation is finished. (more...)
Expert says US tourist killed by remote tribe Expert says US tourist killed by remote tribe "invited" the aggression
- November 23, 2018

The 2011 survey only spotted 15 Sentinelese on they island - the count was done from a distance due to the danger in approaching the tribe. "We have become a very risky people", P.C. The men - about 165 centimetres tall with yellow paste on their faces, Chau wrote - acted angrily to his presence as he tried to attempt to speak their language and sing "worship songs" to them, he wrote. (more...)
Two new St. Michael’s College School incidents under investigation Two new St. Michael’s College School incidents under investigation
- November 23, 2018

Five of the boys turned themselves into police, with either parents or lawyers or both at their sides, on Monday. St Michael's has expelled eight students and suspended another in connection with at least two other incidents that allegedly took place on campus and were captured on video. (more...)
Brexit text ‘agreed’ on future EU-UK relations Brexit text ‘agreed’ on future EU-UK relations
- November 23, 2018

Theresa May insisted a deal is "within our grasp". She also said the agreement paves the way for a free trade agreement with the bloc as well as allowing Britain to forge new trade deals around the world. He said the backstop, which will keep the north within the EU's customs union in the event of a no deal Brexit , was flawed and accused the EU of "imposing its regulation on Northern Ireland, without the people of Northern Ireland having any say over those rules". (more...)
Mistrial Declared For Slain NYC Jogger Karina Vetrano Mistrial Declared For Slain NYC Jogger Karina Vetrano
- November 23, 2018

The Vetrano family appeared shocked as the judge declared a mistrial. Lewis also made two videotaped confessions where he gave "specific" details about how he killed Vetrano, according to law enforcement sources. He pointed out that as cops swarmed Spring Creek Park looking for Karina Vetrano, it was her father who happened to find her body. "He wasn't concentrating on the color of the top when he attacked her, he was concentrating on what was underneath her top", Leventhal said. (more...)
Pak To Open Kartarpur Corridor For Pilgrims, Imran Khan To Break Ground Pak To Open Kartarpur Corridor For Pilgrims, Imran Khan To Break Ground
- November 22, 2018

India and Pakistan have agreed to construct a new border entry point and road to allow Sikh pilgrims from India to visit a shrine in Pakistan. The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place. The Kartarpura Corridor, on completion, will connect the Sikh holy shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Kartarpura Sahib shrine situated at the two Punjabs of India and Pakistan respectively. (more...)

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