Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state 800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

Officials said 22,000 people were rescued on Sunday and at least 30 bodies were found, taking the death toll above 200 in the past fortnight, when rainfall was up to two and a half times heavier than usual. An adviser to the state's chief minister ...

Man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, kids Man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, kids

The Weld County District Attorney's Office filed nine charges on Monday against 33-year-old Chris Watts of Frederick, Colorado, including five first-degree murder charges, three charges for tampering with deceased bodies and one charge for unlawf...

Leadership spill: Australians 'putting out potatoes' for Peter Dutton Leadership spill: Australians 'putting out potatoes' for Peter Dutton

His challenger, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton , resigned from Cabinet after the vote but the amount of support he gained a day after downplaying the possibility of a challenge surprised many commentators. However, those who didn't support it th...

China rubbishes U.S. claims of 'dragon training troops for strikes' China rubbishes U.S. claims of 'dragon training troops for strikes'

The report, "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2018", was released on 16 August and also highlights the global naval ambitions of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - which are far beyond the tr...

Mahathir warns against new 'colonialism' during visit to China Mahathir warns against new 'colonialism' during visit to China

The comments served as a reminder of Mahathir's criticisms of Beijing on the campaign trail, when he said " we gain nothing" from Chinese investment and warned of selling off the country to foreigners. "Then I support free trade together with Pri...

Trump slams media as 'opposition party' while papers defend free press Trump slams media as 'opposition party' while papers defend free press

Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and are considered separate from organizations' news coverage. A bomb threat against the Boston Globe was reported on Thursday - the same day that the newspaper led hundreds of newspapers arou...

Peter Dutton Resigns From Cabinet After His Failed Effort to Knife Turnbull Peter Dutton Resigns From Cabinet After His Failed Effort to Knife Turnbull

He's made good on that nearly immediately after the failed coup and resigned from his position as Minister for Home Affairs. Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said earlier Mr Dutton had told him the prime minister has his absolute support.

Peter Dutton launches challenge against Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership

It comes after former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce suggested Turnbull should reconsider his ability to lead the Coalition to victory before the next federal election. Another reportedly added: "I think Malcolm Turnbull is terminal and will b...

State funeral held in Genoa for bridge collapse victims State funeral held in Genoa for bridge collapse victims

Italian state radio said the body of a 30-year-old man was found in rubble near the site, as three more bodies were found in a auto overnight. Names of the dead were placed on each coffin before the altar. Relatives of victims comforted each othe...

Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack

Mr Comes told a news conference officers were waiting for a warrant to search his apartment, with work already under way to learn more about his background. The attacked occurred just before 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) Monday in the Cornella district on the ou...

Hundreds of South Koreans Head North to Reunite With Their Loved Ones Hundreds of South Koreans Head North to Reunite With Their Loved Ones

The reunions began on Monday at North Korea's scenic Mount Kumgang resort between 89 South Koreans and their family members from the North, according to South Korea's unification ministry. "As a separated family member, I deeply share their sorro...

New mobile app maps air quality across the state New mobile app maps air quality across the state

Conditions are expected to get worse Sunday night and last through Wednesday. The air quality level is expected to reach into unhealthy for sensitive groups. People with chronic sinus issues, chronic lung issues, and asthma may experience symptoms as...

Trump’s Sunday ‘Tweetstorm’ Lashes out at NY Times, McGahn, Others Trump’s Sunday ‘Tweetstorm’ Lashes out at NY Times, McGahn, Others

McGahn shared some information investigators would not otherwise have known, The Times said, about events including Trump's attempts to fire Mueller. The suggestion that McGahn flipped inspired memorable tirades from Trump and his attorney, Rudy...

Trump blasts 'social media' for 'silencing' conservative voices Trump blasts 'social media' for 'silencing' conservative voices

Donald Trump's tweets are in response to Facebook's attempt at removing content by conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones . Tech giants have been working to cull the spread of fake news and conspiracy theories on their platforms, as well as racist an...

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

Some of those selected for this year's reunions dropped out after learning that their parents or siblings had died and they could only meet more distant relatives whom they had never seen before. Before leaving for the meeting, Lee told AFP: "I nev...

Shots fired at gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey Shots fired at gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a United States pastor in Turkey. The spokesperson added, "We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details". over the detention of Andre...

Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage

The fate of the abducted in Kunduz province - in an area that has recently fallen under Taliban control - was not immediately known and there was no statement from the insurgents. "The ceasefire will be effective from Monday and conclude on Thursda...

Woman who fell off cruise ship rescued after 10 hours in water Woman who fell off cruise ship rescued after 10 hours in water

After 10 long hours in the sea, the 46-year-old British tourist was found swimming near the area where she was thought to have fallen overboard. The coastguard was notified and a search and rescue operation ensued. A statement from the Norwegian Crui...

MP bikes to hospital to 'finally have this baby' MP bikes to hospital to 'finally have this baby'

Genter added that the bike ride had put her in the best possible mood and included the hashtags #42weekspregnant #cycling #bicyclesarethebest. "My partner and I cycled because there wasn't enough room in the auto for the support crew. And I gotta say...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Mueller did "not take a position with respect to a particular sentence" for Papadopoulos but recommended incarceration within the zero-to-six-month guidelines, according to a sentencing memo filed Friday. "The defendant's lies undermined investigat...

Over 23,000 people rescued by Army in flood-hit Kerala — Operation Madad Over 23,000 people rescued by Army in flood-hit Kerala — Operation Madad

The rains from the '99 disaster remain the highest ever recorded in the country and most parts of Kerala were under water. Saji Cherian, who represents Chengannur in the Kerala assembly, said he feared there were at least 50 dead in the town and br...

Many Condemn ICE for Arresting Man Wanted on Murder Charges Many Condemn ICE for Arresting Man Wanted on Murder Charges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents leave the Yamato Engine Specialist plant in Bellingham, Washington, after raiding the plant for illegal immigrants, February 24, 2009. ICE said agents with the agency's Fugitive Operations Team detain...

Rudy Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth' Rudy Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth'

The interviewer put his hand on his forehead and said: "This is going to become a bad meme!" In an appearance on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, Rudy Giuliani supplied the latest evidence that President Donald Trump and his legal team are ...

Trump Is So Sad About Jury Deliberations In Paul Manafort Trial Trump Is So Sad About Jury Deliberations In Paul Manafort Trial

The judge said he is now under the protection of USA marshals. Asked by a reporter on August 17 if he would pardon Manafort, Trump said, "I don't talk about that now". And while the case doesn't involve allegations of Russian election interference or...

North Korea Sanctions: Russia Ponders Retaliatory Measures Against US North Korea Sanctions: Russia Ponders Retaliatory Measures Against US

It noted that the US imposed sanctions at a time when "joint worldwide efforts are needed", adding that the new USA sanctions are "destructive" and "useless". For the first time in 13 years, the United States may soon send teams into North Korea to l...

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