Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

Afghan President Ghani rejects ministers' resignations Afghan President Ghani rejects ministers' resignations

Defense Minister Tareq Shah Bahrami, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and Afghanistan's top intelligence official, Masoum Stanekzai, submitted their resignations Saturday. "It killed two people, and four others were wounded", provincial governor s...

Jacksonville shooting leaves eSports community in shock Jacksonville shooting leaves eSports community in shock

The shooting reportedly occurred as a video game tournament was happening. The incident was referred to as a "mass shooting " in a tweet by Jacksonville's Sheriff's Department, which said that one suspect is dead. Three other shooting victim...

Australia's foreign minister resigns from Cabinet Australia's foreign minister resigns from Cabinet

One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made global headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012. The new foreign ...

Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry

Ms O'Connor's tweet came on a dramatic day of developments in US politics, as the New York Times reported , "Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, made the extraordinary admission in court on Tuesday that Mr. Cohen is Trump's former...

‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say ‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say

Several people are dead and "many" taken to hospital after a shooter opened fire at a riverside marketplace in downtown Jacksonville, Florida . Many people have been found hiding in locked areas at The Landing. Multiple gunshots were heard on the ...

Iowa college student died of 'sharp force injuries,' autopsy finds Iowa college student died of 'sharp force injuries,' autopsy finds

Tibbetts then started running and that's when Rivera said he chased her down. Monnarez was a cheerleader and Tibbetts was on the track team. Dane Lang told reporters that Rivera seemed fine in the weeks before Tibbetts' disappearance and wasn't a...

One year since Myanmar army crackdown, Rohingya seek justice One year since Myanmar army crackdown, Rohingya seek justice

The 38-year-old, whose mother went missing and his brother was shot dead during the perilous six-day journey to Bangladesh , now lives in the Kutupalang refugee camp in Bangladesh, completely dependent on charity handouts, Efe news reported.

US Imposes New Russia Sanctions US Imposes New Russia Sanctions "Until Change in Russian Behavior"

Moscow may ban more US politicians from entering Russia as part of a response to a new round of USA sanctions , Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with a Russian magazine published on Friday. Plans to impose the sanctions ...

New PM Morrison fixes nothing for Australia New PM Morrison fixes nothing for Australia

It's the fourth time since 2010 Australia's prime minister has been changed by an internal party vote. Morrison, who fended off a challenge from Peter Dutton for the Liberal Party leadership on Friday, spoke to the US President on Saturday mo...

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border 7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border

The natural disaster hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometres west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS said. In turn, users of social networks reported that the tremors were felt throughout the country and also in Northern Chile.

Top Trump confidant Allen Weisselberg granted immunity, called to testify Top Trump confidant Allen Weisselberg granted immunity, called to testify

Cohen, who arranged hush-money payments before the 2016 USA presidential election to at least two women who had alleged having sex with Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges. Cohen on Tuesday pleaded guilty...

Trump escalates feud with Sessions Trump escalates feud with Sessions

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good morning, Noel. It was not clear, though, whether the senators' comments were meant to endorse a move on Mr Sessions later, or to coax Mr Trump out of taking action now. KING: OK. Wow. This administration, where there's b...

Morrison sworn in as Australia’s new PM Morrison sworn in as Australia’s new PM

Mr Turnbull is the fourth Australian PM in a decade to be ousted by colleagues. Peter Dutton has hit back at Malcolm Turnbull's claims he's a "wrecker" a day after losing the Liberal leadership challenge. Morrison's tenure marks the the sixth...

Travel advisory issued after 8 bodies found on streets of Cancun Travel advisory issued after 8 bodies found on streets of Cancun

The entire country of Mexico remains at a Level 2 travel advisory, meaning tourists should "Exercise Increased Caution". The warning does mention that most of these homicides appear to be targeted, but fights between criminal groups have resulted i...

At least 50 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Gaza At least 50 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Gaza

More than $200 million originally designated for programs in the Palestinian territories " will now address high-priority projects elsewhere ", said the unnamed official, according to Reuters . An influx of millions would mean Israel could no long...

Trump's financial gatekeeper granted immunity in Cohen probe

A cooperation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging for Donald Trump . Other major dominoes have fallen since, as National Enquirer CEO David Pecker and Weisselberg have both received immunity for useful information on the...

'No poisonous gas' in hotel room of British couple dead in Egypt 'No poisonous gas' in hotel room of British couple dead in Egypt

Thomas Cook said in a statement: 'We are aware of the speculation in some of today's media that their deaths may have been caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning. "Thomas Cook has all sorts of excuses they want to come out with; it's the weather, it'...

Malcolm Turnbull out, Scott Morrison in as Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull out, Scott Morrison in as Australian PM

As his leadership had come increasingly into doubt on Thursday, Turnbull announced he would not contest a second leadership vote and leave parliament. Members of Australia's conservative Liberal Party are meeting at Parliament House to choose a new...

Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

The main objective of the trip to Ireland is to close a week-long global Catholic gathering on the theme of the family that takes place every three years in a different city. On Sunday, the pontiff will fly to visit Knock Shrine - a Catholic pilgri...

Drug Tunnel to Mexico Hidden at KFC Drug Tunnel to Mexico Hidden at KFC

The tunnel is 22 feet deep and extends to 590 feet long, according to Homeland Security and Yuma Border Patrol. It remains under investigation. Once inside they found a tunnel in the kitchen area. In 2012, another San Luis tunnel possibly run b...

Tears, farewell hugs end 1st round of Korean reunions Tears, farewell hugs end 1st round of Korean reunions

The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953 is, despite its name, one of the most fortified places on earth, with the areas on either side of it bristling with minefields and barbed-wire fen...

U.S., Pak. disagree on call content U.S., Pak. disagree on call content

The top Pakistani diplomat maintained Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not mention anything about terrorists operating in Pakistan during a telephone call to new Prime Minister Imran Khan . He said that the government did not a...

China trade talks end, no breakthrough China trade talks end, no breakthrough

Meanwhile, US and Mexican officials are expected to wrap up weeks of discussions on the rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement that could pave the way for Canada to rejoin the talks and move to a final agreement. in 2007, compared with ...

Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says in the six years of President Obama's deportation protection program known as DACA, only a quarter of one percent of the 800,000 registered have been removed after committing crimes or being identified as...

South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet

Today, almost a quarter-century after the first democratic elections, black South Africans, who comprise 80 percent of the population, still own just 4 percent of the country's land, according to the government. The South African government respo...

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