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BOURKE STREET CHAOS: Car explodes, man with knife shot by police

BOURKE STREET CHAOS: Car explodes, man with knife shot by police Police have also urged the public to avoid the Street after witnesses describe a auto bursting into flames. Police confirmed one person had been killed, while two others were in hospital. He was then shot by police. Three people have been stabbed, including the fatality. The suspect was was hospitalized in critical condition. Photo from the scene showed crowds of people behind police barrier... [Full Article...]

State of emergency declared as 'rapidly-moving' California fire grows

State of emergency declared as 'rapidly-moving' California fire grows Witnesses reported seeing homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement home up in flames. Firefighters battle the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday. Butte County supervisor Doug Teeter said authorities used a bulldozer to push abandoned cars out the way to reach Feather River Hospital and evacuate patients as flames engulfed its old wing and ... [Full Article...]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall Some people offering to give their lives and ribs had blue checkmarks. The second woman appointed to the court - Justice Sandra Day O'Connor became the first in 1981 - Ginsburg is a legend among women's right advocates. Ginsburg has survived several fights with cancer and had heart surgery in 2014 , according to CNBC. The next sitting of the Supreme Court begins on November 26, and Ginsburg... [Full Article...]

China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor'

China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor' China's state-controlled news broadcasters have always been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and new AI presenters will do little to dispel that view. These AI anchors are basically digital composites created from footage of human hosts that read the news using synthesized voices, which means an AI system was used to synthesise presenters voices, ... [Full Article...]

So who really won the midterms?

So who really won the midterms? Richard Neal of MA, has signaled publicly he would ask for them - a move the White House might fight. Yesterday's results highlighted the fact that the focal point of the struggle for electoral superiority over the next two years and probably beyond will be in the suburbs. [Full Article...]

Camp Fire burns through Northern California

Camp Fire burns through Northern California Gaddie, the fire official, said authorities were "working on a plan" to rescue the patients. The Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise evacuated all its patients and staff, given its close proximity to the fire, and transported them safely to hospitals in neighboring towns, said Jill Kinney, an Adventist Health spokeswoman. [Full Article...]

Americas pink wave: women win Congress record

Americas pink wave: women win Congress record In her thank you note , posted on her Facebook account, meanwhile, the history-making Latina told her supporters: "This is about creating our future ". The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley , who faced no Republican on Tuesday. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 wome... [Full Article...]

Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack

Video taken by witnesses shows a auto on fire in the area and bystanders using a shopping trolley and chair to confront the attacker. Law enforcement officers responding to a vehicle fire in the city's central business district were "confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them", Victoria police superintendent David Clayton told reporters Friday . [Full Article...]

San Diegans join protests demanding protections for Mueller probe

San Diegans join protests demanding protections for Mueller probe Sessions resigned Wednesday - indicating he did so at Trump's request - and the President appointed Matthew Whitaker , Sessions' chief of staff, as the Acting Attorney General. Whitaker has criticized Mueller's probe. Whitaker also said the probe should not extend to the finances of Trump, his family or their business. Whitaker is a former US attorney from Iowa who founded a law firm with oth... [Full Article...]

Trump administration moves to block asylum for certain migrants

Trump administration moves to block asylum for certain migrants Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the US border. Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court. The administration's plan, which invokes the same authority Tr... [Full Article...]

CNN's Acosta denied entry to White House following aggressive Trump press-conference

CNN's Acosta denied entry to White House following aggressive Trump press-conference You shouldn't be working for CNN ", he said . "His statement , 'Pardon me, ma'am, ' is not included in the video Sanders shared", Washington Post technology reporter Drew Harwell wrote . On Thursday, Sanders tweeted a video purportedly backing up her version of the events. Trump immediately interrupted Acosta as the journalist began to ask his question. [Full Article...]

Russia, Germany slam U.S. sanctions on Iran

Russia, Germany slam U.S. sanctions on Iran Oil prices fell to their lowest level since mid-August yesterday after America granted sanction waivers to top buyers of Iranian oil and Iran said that it had been able to sell as much oil as it needed to. The waiver means Iran will continue to produce and export oil; and fears of a sharp decline in Iranian supplies are overdone. "The U.S. has for now given a lifeline to Iran", said Olivier... [Full Article...]

Sessions resigns as Attorney General

Sessions resigns as Attorney General The New York senator said he found the timing of Sessions's departure "very suspect". Dady tried unsuccessfully to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger in Tuesday's election . Whitaker hasn't done anything to impede the investigation since his appointment was announced. "This is a break-the-glass moment", he said. Chuck Grassley, now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's ousted PM says US, Japan freeze aid over political crisis

Sri Lanka's ousted PM says US, Japan freeze aid over political crisis Jayasuriya said most members of parliament had called on him not to accept the changes. "Therefore I am compelled to accept the status quo prior to the changes until the new group shows the majority". Parliament road from Borella was a sea of heads as the crowds kept streaming into the Parliament Roundabout where the rally under the theme "Ratama Rakina Jana Mahimaya" presided over by the Presiden... [Full Article...]

Muslim women make United States history with congressional wins

Muslim women make United States history with congressional wins In 2016, she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, which made her the first Somali American in history to be elected legislator in the United States. In Michigan, voters elected Rashida Tlaib to fill a seat vacated by John Conyers, who resigned past year after allegations of sexual misconduct. MA will also get its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee are set t... [Full Article...]

Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders Family friend Ashley Bell said he did not understand why Watts killed his family, describing him as a loving father and his wife as "pretty happy" at the time of her death. "I don't want to be in the position to make that choice to take his, '" Rourke said. Watts is scheduled to be sentenced November 19. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations later said Shanann Watts and the girls were murdered... [Full Article...]

Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead

Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead Earlier this year, Bruns had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault. A driver who faced 15 years in jail for killing two young children and an unborn baby has taken her own life, police say. [Full Article...]

They're banning what? Why Florida's odd ballot initiative is raising eyebrows

They're banning what? Why Florida's odd ballot initiative is raising eyebrows Amendment 4 will not apply to people who were convicted of murder or felony sex crimes, according to the Tampa Bay Times . Prior to the vote, some 1.5 million Floridians, roughly 9.2% of voting-age residents, have completed their sentences without being able to vote. [Full Article...]

78 students kidnapped from Presbyterian school: Cameroon governor

78 students kidnapped from Presbyterian school: Cameroon governor No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions yet. The separatists also have torched at least a hundred schools and driven out students and teachers from buildings taken over as training grounds. "The first information we got from them [kidnappers] is their call and they were telling us they meant to release the children yesterday [Tuesday] morning. [Full Article...]

BREAKING NOW: Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General of the United States

BREAKING NOW: Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General of the United States Democratic congressional leaders reacted to the news of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing on Wednesday by warning that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Russian Federation collusion must be safeguarded from interference. [Full Article...]


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