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Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters' Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'
- October 17, 2018

In a statement, the US military said a strike last week near Harardere, Somalia, killed "approximately sixty terrorists". "This precision airstrike was the largest airstrike against al-Shabaab since November 21, 2017, when USA forces conducted an airstrike against an al-Shabaab camp killing approximately 100 terrorists". (more...)
Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes
- October 17, 2018

The image was taken in an area that was "very risky and hard to access", noted Thomas Coex, AFP's chief photographer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories, France 24 added. Palestinian protesters burn tires next to the border fence during a protest on the beach at the border with Israel. Hamas's goal is create as much confusion and violence on the border as possible to elicit a response from the Israeli Defense Forces that could provide the terror group with an opportunity to kidnap ... (more...)
Terror attack at Crimea college kills 10 after 'home-made bomb' is detonated Terror attack at Crimea college kills 10 after 'home-made bomb' is detonated
- October 17, 2018

A powerful explosion has rocked a college in the Crimean city of Kerch, killing at least ten people and injuring 50. The blast occurred on October 17 at a polytechnic college in the city on the eastern end of the peninsula that Russian Federation seized from Ukraine in 2014, authorities said. (more...)
Beto O'Rourke lays into 'Lyin' Ted' Cruz in heated debate Beto O'Rourke lays into 'Lyin' Ted' Cruz in heated debate
- October 17, 2018

Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during the second - and potentially final - debate of the Texas Senate race Tuesday night. During the opening moments, Cruz criticized O'Rourke for past votes supporting a never-enacted oil production tax that might have hit oil-rich Texas hard. (more...)
Warren still has to answer for her ethnic identity theft Warren still has to answer for her ethnic identity theft
- October 17, 2018

For decades, Warren had claimed to have Native-American heritage-dating back to 1984 when she reportedly called herself a Cherokee in a local Oklahoma cookbook . President Donald Trump has long derided her as "Pocahontas". Warren on Monday released DNA test results providing some evidence of a Native American in her lineage. (more...)
Pakistan Hangs Man For Raping, Killing 7-Year-Old Girl Pakistan Hangs Man For Raping, Killing 7-Year-Old Girl
- October 17, 2018

Relatives, not police, recovered CCTV footage of her last movements. 'His dead body was handed over to his family who took it away for burial, ' he said. An anti-terrorism court here last week ruled that Imran's death sentence will be carried out on October 17 at Lahore's Central Jail. However, the court dismissed his appeal. (more...)
United States embassy apologises for mistakenly emailing Cookie Monster cat picture United States embassy apologises for mistakenly emailing Cookie Monster cat picture
- October 17, 2018

US mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the Australian Associated Press that the email was a " training error " made by new staff testing out the newsletter platform. "Sorry to disappoint all those who hoped to get into the party with the cats and pajamas". The email was sent out last week and has been described as a "training error". (more...)
Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal
- October 17, 2018

She insisted that a deal was possible, telling her ministers: "I am convinced that if we as a government stand together and stand firm we can achieve this". And because the backstop is meant to be an "all else fails" option, the thinking is that commitments could be made in the political declaration about the EU's future relationship with the United Kingdom such that parties are less anxious about the backstop coming into force. (more...)
Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide
- October 17, 2018

Ryan Bose, 48, a Lyft driver in Toronto, said it was about time. "Alcohol took my grandfather and it took his youngest son, and weed has taken no one from me ever", he said. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR said it's time for the USA government to follow Canada's lead. As Canada welcomes legalization, supply shortages could develop, as happened in some USA states when legalization arrived. (more...)
Sheriff identifies victims; children were adopted, home-schooled Sheriff identifies victims; children were adopted, home-schooled
- October 17, 2018

Authorities haven't released the identities of those involved. The children ranged in age from 7 to 16. When asked whether deputies had ever been called to the home before for previous incidents, Sheriff Rowland said there were none of which he was aware. (more...)
Sheriff: Murder charge planned after toddler found in oven
- October 17, 2018

The state's pathologist will try to discern whether the infant was dead prior to being baked in the oven. The child was found inside a beige frame house on the north end of Shaw, a town of 2,000 residents about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson in Mississippi's Delta region. (more...)
No weekend shootings in NYC for first time in decades No weekend shootings in NYC for first time in decades
- October 17, 2018

And to give you some evidence, about as recent as it can get, this last weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - there was not a single shooting in all of New York City. The last time the most populous USA city of 8.5 million had a weekend without shootings was in 1993, according to police. As of October 7, have been 600 shootings across the city in 2018 so far, according to the NYPD. (more...)
Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home
- October 17, 2018

Lawrence University", the letter said. Susan Collins was awarded a year ago because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh . Collins cast one of a few Republican votes against the bill in the Senate. The spokeswoman for Senator Collins said , "Monday's incident is the latest in a series of threats against Senator Collins, her loved ones, and her staff". (more...)
Air Force Surveys Damage at Florida Base After Hurricane Michael Air Force Surveys Damage at Florida Base After Hurricane Michael
- October 17, 2018

F-35s have started to take back to the skies, but others remain grounded amid a fleetwide inspection. Footage released by the Air Force shows facilities with roofs torn off and windows broken. In a letter dated October 12 to Wilson and Goldfein, Nelson, along with Republicans Sen. For years the Air Force insisted it required 381 F-22s, a figure that the service said would allow it to fully equip frontline squadrons while also letting it keep some planes in "attrition reserve" to replace ... (more...)
U.S. Government Deficit Grew 17% in Fiscal 2018 U.S. Government Deficit Grew 17% in Fiscal 2018
- October 17, 2018

With the calendar adjustments, the trade surplus in September was $59 billion compared with a $56 billion surplus the year earlier, the Treasury official said. Driven by old-age entitlements and surfing on a wave of retiring boomers, the federal government will continue to pile on more debt unless serious structural reforms are undertaken. (more...)
Jared Kushner Paid Little To No Federal Income Tax For Years Jared Kushner Paid Little To No Federal Income Tax For Years
- October 17, 2018

In Kushner's case, the depreciation took place despite Kushner Companies buying its properties with borrowed money. The Times spoke to 13 tax accountants and lawyers. Documents released by the White House in June showed Mr Kushner held assets worth at least $254.35 million, the Associated Press reported. There are no existing regulations that govern reported losses' relations to lenders for real-estate firms. (more...)
American pilot killed in Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet crash American pilot killed in Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet crash
- October 17, 2018

Air Forces in Europe said in a statement . According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the bodies of two pilots were found: one was a pilot of the Ukrainian Air Forces, the second - a US Air Force National Guard pilot. A US military service member was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet in Ukraine on Tuesday. USA assets participating include six F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing, based at Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif.; an F-15D from the 48th Fighter ... (more...)
Amber Alert issued for Wis. girl after parents found dead Amber Alert issued for Wis. girl after parents found dead
- October 17, 2018

Authorities believe Jayme is in imminent danger. Investigators are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Federal Bureau of Investigation in finding the girl. Fitzgerald told Fox 9 the sheriff's office has had zero calls to the home in the past. Investigators have also been interviewing Jayme's school friends and checking social media, but so far have not developed any leads. (more...)
Australia May Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital
- October 17, 2018

Mr Morrison's predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, had ruled out following the United States in moving Australia's embassy to Jerusalem. "This is a regular part of our management of these foreign affairs relationships and I am pleased to be able to explain very clearly the nature of the announcements I have made today and I have been very pleased with the response that (we) have received from President Joko Widodo and we'll continue to work closely and cooperatively with our allies and with our ... (more...)
IndyCar model murdered while driving into work; police search for shooter IndyCar model murdered while driving into work; police search for shooter
- October 17, 2018

After the incident, Quayle was moved to another hospital, where she was put on life support due to severe brain damage. Now, authorities are releasing surveillance videos from the moments before the crash in an effort to track down the alleged shooter. (more...)
Trump praises release of Pastor Brunson at Kentucky rally Trump praises release of Pastor Brunson at Kentucky rally
- October 17, 2018

Mitch McConnell for his role in helping get Justice Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court bench. "Under Republican leadership, America is booming, it's thriving". A victory for McGrath could portend a big night for Democrats. "Strong on Crime, Tax Cuts, Military, Vets & 2nd A", the tweet said. Andy has my Strongest Endorsement! Congressman Barr is being challenged by Democratic nominee, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath . (more...)
British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal
- October 17, 2018

That was going to happen at the coming EU summits in October and November, where a final signoff of the deal was expected, leaving enough time for approval of the accord in the European and British parliaments. "We need to know what the proposal is they're falling out about", shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told Sky News. Here is what I've been told: "The backstop can not be limited by a fixed date" said a member of the government (telling you and me what the European Union ... (more...)
Ecuadorean Embassy Partially Lifts Assange's Internet Isolation Ecuadorean Embassy Partially Lifts Assange's Internet Isolation
- October 16, 2018

The Associated Press could not immediately authenticate the document, but Codigo Vidrio has a track record of publishing inside material from within the London embassy. Friends and supporters of Assange say he has had contact only with lawyers since Ecuador suspended his communications with the outside world. He maintains that he fears the Swedish government would hand him over to the Americans. (more...)
Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first talks on disarming border Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first talks on disarming border
- October 16, 2018

Security Council over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, and it is unclear how far or how fast the project can proceed without violating those sanctions, which Seoul has vowed to respect. That accord includes the reinstatement of a joint military commission, the halting of military exercises, a no-fly zone near their border and the gradual removal of landmines and guard posts within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). (more...)
Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria
- October 16, 2018

Kidnapped Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu will not be executed as threatened by a Nigeria terror group, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, The Cable , reports. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who declared that defeating extremism was a top priority when he took power in 2015, last week sent three Cabinet ministers to meet with the families of Sharibu and the abducted health ... (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance Jamal Khashoggi: Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance
- October 16, 2018

Its passengers went straight to the consulate and then left in the evening for Egypt. Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera has distanced itself from a news item speculating that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey . (more...)
Missouri woman fired for blocking black man from entering apartment complex Missouri woman fired for blocking black man from entering apartment complex
- October 16, 2018

Shockingly, the woman continued to harass Toles even after he was in the comfort of his own home by ringing the police on him. "I am uncomfortable", the woman told him. His cell phone video shows the woman staying on him after he uses his key to enter his downtown loft. Toles posted videos of the episode on his Facebook page Saturday and they quickly spread on social media, where the then-unidentified woman was derisively referred to as "Apartment Patty". (more...)
Australia considers following United States on Jerusalem embassy Australia considers following United States on Jerusalem embassy
- October 16, 2018

While the possibility of relocating the Australian embassy to Jerusalem was welcomed by Netanyahu, Morrison's critics blamed the PM of catering to the Jewish electorate of Wentworth, where former Ambassador Sharma is trailing behind in the opinion polls ahead of the crucial parliamentary by-election scheduled this week. (more...)
Michael Avenatti pledges to appeal after Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit Michael Avenatti pledges to appeal after Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit
- October 16, 2018

Ms Daniels then released a sketch of the man. He retweeted a side-by-side photo comparing the sketch with a photo of Ms Daniels' husband, who has since filed for divorce. "There is something really rich in Trump relying on the First Amendment to justify defaming a woman", he added. President Donald Trump scored a legal victory on Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels when a federal United States judge rejected her defamation suit against him. (more...)
Staff blamed for 'OK to be white' vote Staff blamed for 'OK to be white' vote
- October 16, 2018

Camera IconFederal finance minister Mathias Cormann has apologised for Government support for a Pauline Hanson motion that used far-right slogan "It's OK to be white".Picture: Nic Ellis. The Government voted against the motion, and it was defeated on the voices. Denouncing the motion on Tuesday morning, Labor members pointed out the phrase was also popular with the infamous white supremacist Ku Klux Klan in the United States. (more...)

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