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Texas Cops Find Father of Child Allegedly Abandoned on Doorstep

Texas Cops Find Father of Child Allegedly Abandoned on Doorstep When the child did not show up, the father assumed the plans had changed so he left his home for the evening. The sheriff's office posted an update Thursday morning saying that the boy's father has been located. In August, the same sheriff's department issued an appeal after another chilling video showed a semi-clothed woman wearing wrist-ties rushing up to a doorbell in the middle of the ... [Full Article...]

Saudi king engages with Turkey, US to de-escalate Khashoggi crisis

Saudi king engages with Turkey, US to de-escalate Khashoggi crisis Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi assassination team that flew into and out of Turkey on October 2 killed and dismembered Khashoggi . Manchester United did not comment on Monday night about reports that Saudi Arabia is interested in buying the club. Saudi officials have called all the allegations "baseless", but have offered no evidence the journalist left the consulate. [Full Article...]

U.S. official charged with Russian Federation probe leak

U.S. official charged with Russian Federation probe leak The stories cited in the criminal complaint filed against Edwards match the headlines, wording and information contained in BuzzFeed News stories, though the court papers did not identify the company by name. The disclosures were reported in a series of articles in BuzzFeed related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible coordination between US President Donald Trump'... [Full Article...]

At least 10 dead in explosion at Crimean college

At least 10 dead in explosion at Crimean college Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea , said that the student killed himself after the attack . A local resident said officials had instructed parents to collect their children from schools and kindergartens in the city for their safety. [Full Article...]

Boko Haram: Buhari speaks with murdered Hauwa Liman's family

Boko Haram: Buhari speaks with murdered Hauwa Liman's family According to Patricia Danzi , ICRC's regional director for Africa, "the news of Hauwa's death has broken our hearts ". "We are a humanitarian organisation so we can not enter into such kinds of negotiations". The group murdered Khorsa last month, and released a video threatening to kill one of the other women by Monday if the government did not meet its demands, which have not been revealed. [Full Article...]

Harvard Anti-Asian Discrimination Trial Kicks Off This Week

Harvard Anti-Asian Discrimination Trial Kicks Off This Week The group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) is claiming the school uses the illegal practice of "racial balancing", rating Asian Americans lower on certain personal traits to decrease their likelihood of admission. Last November, Harvard was accused of limiting the number of Asian Americans admitted into the university. Following opening arguments, Harvard dean of admissions William Fitzsimm... [Full Article...]

Indian union minister MJ Akbar steps down over #MeToo allegations

Indian union minister MJ Akbar steps down over #MeToo allegations Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday welcomed former journalist MJ Akbar's decision to resign from his post in the External Affairs Ministry. "We salute the courage of the 20 fearless women who boldly faced Akbar's intimidation and forced him to resign as a minister of government of India", party spokesperson Dilip Pandey told PTI . [Full Article...]

Air Force Pilot Killed In Ukraine Fighter Jet Crash

Air Force Pilot Killed In Ukraine Fighter Jet Crash Both the US and Ukrainian governments are investigating what caused Wednesday's crash . The training flight was part of Clear Sky 2018, the largest aviation exercise staged in Ukraine since the former Soviet-bloc country gained independence in the early 1990s. [Full Article...]

Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation

Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation A war would be "devastating for the people of Gaza and for the Israelis who live across the border", he said . The rocket fire comes after months of violent Palestinian protests on the Gaza border, sparking deadly gunfire from Israeli troops and fears of an all-out conflict between Hamas and Israel, which have fought three wars since 2008. [Full Article...]

Brexit deal made harder by May comments, says European Union official

Brexit deal made harder by May comments, says European Union official Some traders have been unwinding short positions on sterling, seeing potential for a breakthrough at Wednesday's summit. Rutte said on Monday night: "It is not a question of do there still need to be concessions". "We are not there yet", he said. This may not go as well as she hopes: Labour would be deeply foolish to tie themselves to a compromise deal which will be detested by Remain and Leave ... [Full Article...]

'Much more time' needed to reach Brexit deal - Barnier

'Much more time' needed to reach Brexit deal - Barnier The Prime Minister brought up the possibility of an extension during meetings with European Union leaders in Brussels on Wednesday in an effort to get passed a deadlock in negotiations. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford later urged the Prime Minister to negotiate continued membership of the single market and customs union to "avoid an economic catastrophe". [Full Article...]

Cherokee Nation says Warren is ‘undermining tribal interests’ with DNA test

Cherokee Nation says Warren is ‘undermining tribal interests’ with DNA test What's unclear is whether Warren's DNA gambit will allow her to put the controversy in the past, or whether it endures in jokes and political lore. Her ambition has driven her to make an unforced error that is only exacerbated by its timing. [Full Article...]

Sabarimala: Protesters block women from entering Hindu shrine

Sabarimala: Protesters block women from entering Hindu shrine Sabarimala Samrakshana Samity, an umbrella organisation of several outfits protesting against the court order, called a day-long shutdown across the state on Thursday to protest against Wednesday's police action. The media crew of Republic TV , which was travelling in a private vehicle, was also attacked. We saw another reporter's auto had been smashed. The Pandalam royal family and other stak... [Full Article...]

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House During Leslie Stahl's 60 Minutes interview with President Donald Trump in the White House, eagle-eyed viewers caught what has to be the most godawful decoration to ever grace the walls of the People's House. "They just can't help themselves". Trump's response wasn't that surprising if you factor in why so many Americans, including women, backed Trump's presidency in the first place. [Full Article...]

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Like marijuana businesses in Colorado, California, and Washington state, the Uruguayan sellers have had to resort to cash, with all its attendant risks. In this photo taken on October 12, 2018, an employee moves a tray with cannabis plants at the Up's cannabis factory in Lincoln, Ontario. While some on Vancouver Island are selling through their current product and closing until they receive a prov... [Full Article...]

Trump says defense chief Mattis 'could be' leaving post

Trump says defense chief Mattis 'could be' leaving post Although she says Trump did not fully cooperate with her, Stahl gave the president props for his recent "string of wins". Here are the other notable moments from Trump's " 60 Minutes " appearance. "I would put my money on General Mattis every day of the week and twice on Sunday, in terms of knowing more about military policy, theory, and doctrine". [Full Article...]

Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain

Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain Leslie is moving northeast at 38 miles per hour (61 kph) and its maximum sustained winds are 75 miles per hour (120 kph). The civil defence services said 324,000 people were left without electricity while more than 60 people had to leave their damaged homes and flee to safety. [Full Article...]

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship Republicans in Florida , including Scott, disagreed with Trump and said they said they did not dispute the death toll numbers. "It is incredible, the power of the storm", Trump said in televised remarks. The president added that his main goal is to make sure that residents in Florida and Georgia are safe and being taken care of. More than 190,000 homes and businesses in Florida were wit... [Full Article...]

Australian government tries to explain ‘it’s OK to be white’ vote

Australian government tries to explain ‘it’s OK to be white’ vote The motion, brought forward by Pauline Hanson on Monday, also declared "anti-white" racism was on the rise in Australia. On Tuesday, government Senate leader Mathias Cormann - who did not vote in Monday's motion - was forced into the embarrassing claim that the government did not actually support the motion, but that they were confused about what they were voting for. [Full Article...]

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump Trump had asked Otero to dismiss the lawsuit. This ruling does not pertain to legal action Daniels has pursued over a nondisclosure agreement she entered into about the alleged sexual encounter. "The Court agrees with Mr Trump's argument because the tweet in question constitutes "rhetorical hyperbole" normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States", Otero wrote... [Full Article...]


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