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KENYA: Police attack Odinga's convoy, 2 opposition supporters killed

KENYA: Police attack Odinga's convoy, 2 opposition supporters killed There was a security scare on Friday, November 17 when the vehicle carrying opposition chief Raila Odinga was hit by a tear gas cannister. Witnesses also described protesters throwing stones at police. Rights activists condemned the police actions, accusing officers of taking sides in the political crisis and violating the constitution by preventing opposition supporters from assembling. [Full Article...]

Plane and Helicopter Collide in Mid-Air in UK, Casualties Feared

Plane and Helicopter Collide in Mid-Air in UK, Casualties Feared But police said their first priority was "preservation of life". The manor said the crash did not happen at the site and there were no casualties at the manor. While the South Central Ambulance Service has confirmed "a number of casualties" in the incident, no further details have been provided yet. "The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and staff are en route to the scene". [Full Article...]

Navy says one of its aircraft was 'involved' in obscene skywritings

Navy says one of its aircraft was 'involved' in obscene skywritings In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing genitalia in the sky. Multiple photos of the skydrawing were sent to KREM , a local CBS affiliate, and some were tweeted by those on the ground who noticed the image. [Full Article...]

Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway

Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement about "the incident at NATO's Joint Warfare Centre in Norway". The second incident occurred when a civilian contractor of the Norwegian military opened an account under the name "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan" in a virtual chat room used as part of the simulation. [Full Article...]

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As "Appropriate"

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As Several prominent politicians sharply criticized O'Neill's comments, including Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor. He wrote that the women included "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he "made passionate love" in a hay loft and a "drop dead gorgeous red head" from Cleveland. [Full Article...]

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings He removed the gun's magazine, emptied the chamber and started passing it around, according to WATE in Knoxville . " Somebody else walked up and said, 'Can I see it?' ". The bullet struck the gun owner in his hand, then hit his 80-year-old wife, Parks said. The bullet then ricocheted off the wall and landed under a wheelchair. [Full Article...]

Is North Korea's missile-test halt a signal to Washington?

Is North Korea's missile-test halt a signal to Washington? The pause follows 15 missile tests and one hydrogen bomb explosion within nine months. South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a USA envoy said it was hard to gauge the reclusive North's intentions. [Full Article...]

Police officer, militant of Zakir Musa group killed in Srinagar encounter

Police officer, militant of Zakir Musa group killed in Srinagar encounter A militant was also captured during the operation", the police official said. However, one of the militants, travelling in the auto was overpowered while two others managed to escape from the spot. "His body has reached his home and we have started further investigation", they said. Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the city's Parimpora area, was brought home dead this evening, a police official... [Full Article...]

Trump administration reverses elephant trophy ban, sparking outrage

Trump administration reverses elephant trophy ban, sparking outrage Hunting elephants is legal under strict permit systems in several African countries, and the revenue is crucial, some argue, for supporting conservation efforts. A spokeswoman said an explanation will be published in the Federal Register on Friday. "What kind of message does it send that poor Africans who are struggling to survive can not kill elephants in order to use or sell their parts to m... [Full Article...]

No blue check for you! Twitter unverified a bunch of white nationalists

No blue check for you! Twitter unverified a bunch of white nationalists Twitter believes this perception was amplified due to verified accounts being given a place of prominence on the platform. "We will continue to review and take action as we work towards a new program we are proud of". Spencer wrote on his account that he's "verified no more!" Twitter's new policies arrive a week after Kessler's account was verified, which was met with widespread outrage. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom denies link between £400m debt to Iran and prisoner

United Kingdom denies link between £400m debt to Iran and prisoner She denies the charges. British media have said that she worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The Ministry of Defence had announced in 2010 that it would return the money which was paid upfront by the former regime of the Shah of Iran for a huge consignment of tanks and support vehicles in the 1970s. [Full Article...]

Diplomat, playing a game of trust, dies in fall off terrace

Diplomat, playing a game of trust, dies in fall off terrace Earlier on Thursday, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it was providing "consular assistance" to Simpson's family who had "requested privacy at this time". James Waugh saw his brother-in-law, Australian diplomat Julian Simpson, fall from the roof in NY. Simpson worked alongside Australia's Labor senator Lisa Singh while she was on secondment at the United Nations fo... [Full Article...]

Striking Ontario college faculty reject offer that would have ended job action

Striking Ontario college faculty reject offer that would have ended job action The CEC asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board to schedule a vote on the offer it has put on the table. Beginning Nov. 14, striking college faculty across the province are in the midst of voting on their employee's offer, potentially ending a strike now entering its fifth week. [Full Article...]

Thirsty Donald Trump drinks water. Twitter has a laugh riot

Thirsty Donald Trump drinks water. Twitter has a laugh riot Trump tweeted five separate times about Rubio drinking water, and later made fun of him doing so on the campaign trail. This post has been updated . Nearly every single day from the Trump era, the "theory" of how such a person has managed to lead the world's most powerful country it's being strengthened by the president's behavior. [Full Article...]

1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter

1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter Jammu and Kashmir Police have asked local militants to surrender. A top police source disclosed to Kashmir Observer that the government has been contemplating a third policy: For those who have joined the militancy only recently and who wish to return to their families and join the mainstream. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and United States at odds over keeping Syria chemical experts

Russian Federation and United States at odds over keeping Syria chemical experts Diplomats in Turtle Bay predicted that Russian Federation would veto the USA measure, which would be the 10th time Moscow has employed this power to block action targeting its Syrian ally. "It promises great difficulties for the future", French Ambassador François Delattre told the council. He also said that the inquiry fails " basic standards " of an investigation and ignores any information th... [Full Article...]

'F--- Trump' graphic on pickup stirs controversy in Texas

'F--- Trump' graphic on pickup stirs controversy in Texas Texas penal code describes disorderly conduct as "intentionally or knowingly [using] abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of peace". And while she is reportedly not planning to contact Nehls, Fonseca told KTRK that she is open to having a dialogue with him. Speaking about the message, Fonsec... [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition wants Yemen weapons checks strengthened before main port reopens

Saudi-led coalition wants Yemen weapons checks strengthened before main port reopens Hedile noted the first flight carrying 218 passengers took off today. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi militia said last week it had closed all air, land and sea ports in Yemen to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran. [Full Article...]

Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock

Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock Prosecutors said he received luxury hotel rooms, rides on a private jet, and more than $600,000 in political contributions from Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Both deny the allegations. The senator was also charged with failing to report any of the Melgen gifts on Senate disclosure forms as required by law. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis receives Uruguayan Bishops in audience

Pope Francis receives Uruguayan Bishops in audience The special edition Lamborghini Huracan was a gift to the Pope. Pope Francis signs a Lamborghini Huracan prior to his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, November 15, 2017. Ad Personam , Lamborghini's customization department, created the specialty model. Instead, it will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, according to The Associated Press and Fortune m... [Full Article...]


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