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Election Day Underway, Polls Open

Election Day Underway, Polls Open In Fulton County alone, officials reported that 224,653 residents voted early. Election Day voting hours are 7:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.at all polling places statewide. So far, 16,951 absentee ballots have been cast by mail or in person compared to 12,234 in 2014. You are not allowed to wear any campaign apparel to the polls, and no cameras are allowed to be used while voting. [Full Article...]

Facebook removes more pages, as Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Russian Federation still targeting American voters

Facebook removes more pages, as Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Russian Federation still targeting American voters In a blog post published Monday, the company said it blocked a total of 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts which "may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior". The social network said it needed to do further analysis to decide if the accounts are linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency or another group. [Full Article...]

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated, saysTurkish VP

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated, saysTurkish VP Saudi officials deny MBS, as the Crown Prince is known, had any role in the killing, however many analysts say it would have been impossible for him not to have been involved. "All that we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi [cemetery] in Medina with the rest of his family", Salah Khashoggi, 35, told CNN in an interview . [Full Article...]

Arrested Over Video Showing Them Mocking London Fire Tragedy

Arrested Over Video Showing Them Mocking London Fire Tragedy Khadijah Mamudu, whose mother and younger brother escaped the fire, told the Press Association: "Their actions upset so many people around the world and they need to think long and hard". Earlier, Scotland Yard has confirmed that five men presented themselves to a police station after an investigation into the video has been launched. [Full Article...]

Afghan forces struggle to regain ground as casualties mount

Afghan forces struggle to regain ground as casualties mount Data for casualties suffered by Afghan security forces are not available to the public after Washington a year ago agreed to Kabul's request to classify the numbers. In April 2017, Russian Federation hosted an global conference on Afghanistan. "Despite its importance ... counternarcotics seems to have fallen completely off the USA agenda", special inspector general John Sopko wrote in the repo... [Full Article...]

Soldiers arrive at border as migrant caravan pushes north

Soldiers arrive at border as migrant caravan pushes north U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot (5.5-meter) reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency's McAllen Station region. Senior military officers have defended the deployment on national security grounds, but the mission - dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot - has been met with scathing criticism from many former military officials. [Full Article...]

Britain can not unilaterally scrap border backstop: Irish minister

Britain can not unilaterally scrap border backstop: Irish minister Last weekend, the London-based The Daily Telegraph reported that British chief negotiator for the Brexit, Dominic Raab, privately asked Coveney for the UK's right to unilaterally deactivate the emergency plan. This could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU. "That is why we are increasingly positive on the expect... [Full Article...]

Three Girl Scouts Killed In Hit-And-Run While Picking Up Rubbish

Three Girl Scouts Killed In Hit-And-Run While Picking Up Rubbish But at about 11:40AM, police told the Star Tribune, a black Ford F-150 pickup careened off-road and slammed into the group of girls. Two other girls were taken to hospital with critical injuries, however doctors could not save one of the girls, who died several hours later. [Full Article...]

Investigation Underway After Fatal Mid-Air Plane Crash In Ottawa

Investigation Underway After Fatal Mid-Air Plane Crash In Ottawa Paramedics are on the scene, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating. The Ottawa police said that after the collision, the smaller plane crashed near McGee Side Road while another plane was redirected to Ottawa International Airport. [Full Article...]

Man Fought Back Against Gunman in Yoga Studio Shooting

Man Fought Back Against Gunman in Yoga Studio Shooting Authorities say it's not clear why he carried out the attack. About a dozen people were inside Hot Yoga when a man with a black bag walked in around 5:30 p.m., the Tallahassee Democrat reported . Rodger is lionized in the "incel" or "involuntarily celibate" community . Ms Megan Nixon said she was eating at a restaurant underneath the studio when she heard shooting and people running upst... [Full Article...]

Trump, Obama back candidates

Trump, Obama back candidates The nation's first African American commander in chief took the stage with Andrew Gillum , who is locked in a tight race for governor of Florida against pro-Trump Republican Ron DeSantis , and Senator Bill Nelson , who is running for re-election against outgoing Governor Rick Scott . [Full Article...]

Turkish official claims writer's body dissolved

Turkish official claims writer's body dissolved The Washington Post , for which Khashoggi was a contributor, also reported the use of acid or a chemical agent to dissolve the writer's remains. "We were pleased by the invitation extended to us more than two months ago by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the delegation said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post. [Full Article...]

India's man-eating tiger shot dead after massive hunt

India's man-eating tiger shot dead after massive hunt Man-eater tigress Avni or T1, as she is known officially was killed in Maharashtra's Yavatmal Friday night. More than 150 people had spent months looking for her including teams of trackers and armed officials on the backs of elephants using infrared cameras, a paraglider, drones and sniffer dogs to capture the man-eating tigress. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to end crisis

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to end crisis Under the powers vested in the President by the constitution in accordance with Article 70 (3) (I) of the Constitution, President Sirisena has chose to refer Parliament in this manner. Tensions have been building between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for some time, as the president did not approve of economic reforms introduced by the prime minister. [Full Article...]

Twitter Deletes Thousands Of Accounts Discouraging US Vote Participation

Twitter Deletes Thousands Of Accounts Discouraging US Vote Participation There was no indication that the Republican party was given the same consideration as Democrats were in choosing Twitter accounts to be deleted from the social media platform. "The system was built, in part, from publicly available tools known as "Hoaxley" and 'Botometer, ' developed by University of in computer researchers". [Full Article...]

Nigerian Army Justifies Killing Protesters With Trump Video on Stone-Throwing Migrants

Nigerian Army Justifies Killing Protesters With Trump Video on Stone-Throwing Migrants Last weekend and on Monday, security forces sprayed bullets and tear gas at supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as the group marched on the outskirts of Abuja. The Nigerian government came under harsh criticism after Amnesty International reported the killing of Shiite Muslim protesters by Nigerian security forces. [Full Article...]

U.S. mayor Taylor on leave from office killed in Afghanistan

U.S. mayor Taylor on leave from office killed in Afghanistan The Utah National Guard has not publicly confirmed or discussed the circumstances of Taylor's death, which was confirmed to CNN by a government official. The attacker was promptly killed by other Afghan troops. Taylor, 39, took an unprecedented one-year leave of absence from his post as mayor for his deployment to Afghanistan in January. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Orders Georgia's Brian Kemp to Unblock Thousands From Voting

Federal Judge Orders Georgia's Brian Kemp to Unblock Thousands From Voting Nathan Deal. The office of the Secretary of State said that the investigation started Saturday evening, and they told federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation about it. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday. Polling in the race is extremely close , most analysts rating the outcome a toss-up. Vice President Mike Pence stumped for... [Full Article...]

Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit

Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit Pompeo said that countries like India , if it gets the exemption, would be asked to bring down their oil imports from Iran to zero in six months' time. Some Iran hawks in Congress and elsewhere said Friday's move should have gone even further. Iran exported the equivalent of 2.5 million barrels a day in April, before the announcement of sanctions turned buyers away. [Full Article...]

Threat of starvation loom as aid deliveries are blocked in Yemen

Threat of starvation loom as aid deliveries are blocked in Yemen The rocket was sacked from the rebels' stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen, he said in a statement. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed for an end to the war in Yemen and laid out steps the parties in the conflict must take to move forward, warning that continued fighting would result in the country's worst starvation in a decade. [Full Article...]


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