Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

Saudi Arabian King to officially open high speed train line Saudi Arabian King to officially open high speed train line

The ceremony concluded with the king taking the train to Madinah. The railway line has five stations: Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdulaziz International Airport and Medina, said Saudi Transport Minister Nabil bin Mohammed Al-...

"Distracted boyfriend" meme ruled sexist by Swedish ad watchdog

It became a sensation on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Facebook in the summer of a year ago. You can check out Bahnhof's version of the "distracted boyfriend" meme below. The meme has been used to comment on everything from music to sport to polit...

School evacuated after sinkhole opens on Monaghan GAA pitch School evacuated after sinkhole opens on Monaghan GAA pitch

A spokesperson for the Monaghan County Council told JOE on Tuesday morning that Carrickmacross/Kingscourt Road (R179) will remain closed from Drumgossat Crossroads to Drummond. "We are not aware of injuries as a result and we will follow up with the ...

Kavanaugh accuser has four affidavits backing her assault claim Kavanaugh accuser has four affidavits backing her assault claim

Russell Wheeler, an expert on the judicial selection process at the Brookings Institution, said he was unaware of a similar media interview by a Supreme Court nominee in the past 100 years. Kavanaugh said the allegations would not cause him to ...

Green jobs, zero emissions and socialism is 'new common sense': Corbyn

He shared a few warm words with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the conclusion of his speech and the pair hugged on stage. He will say to May: "If you deliver a deal that includes a customs union and no hard border in Ireland, if you protect jobs,...

11-month-old baby dies on board Qatar Airways flight

After landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad , the child was immediately taken to the Apollo Medical Centre, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Meanwhile, as per the report issued by medical officer at the centre, ...

Woman pours bleach on manspreading commuters Woman pours bleach on manspreading commuters

The Daily Mail reports that Anna Dovgalyuk is the young woman who denounces the "disgusting" act of manspreading in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday. 'So everyone can immediately understand which body part controls the behaviour of these men'...

19-year-old survives after 48 days adrift in sea 19-year-old survives after 48 days adrift in sea

Over the next 49 days, Adilang would drift thousands of miles from home headed toward Guam, with no paddle or engine. According to the AP, Adilang's six-month contract with his employer required him to use a lamp at night to capture fish.

Mahmoud Abbas to Convene Anti-Trump Meeting at UN Mahmoud Abbas to Convene Anti-Trump Meeting at UN

Addressing the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Macron stressed the importance of resuming Israeli-Palestine peace talks, adding there is no viable alternative to the two-state solution and living peacefully side-by-side. "It is a dream of mi...

USA arrests Chinese national for spying

In his application at the time, Ji " specifically denied having had contact with a foreign government within the past seven years ", says the complaint, signed by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. In 2016, Ji enlisted in the US...

Kavanaugh confirmation vote scheduled for Friday Kavanaugh confirmation vote scheduled for Friday

A video message critical of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. The White House earlier this week said it would welcome testimony from the second accuser, Ramirez. Republicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narro...

Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs

Law enforcement duties in the seaside city were taken over by soldiers, marines and state police. The rest of the police officers were stripped of their guns, radios and bullet-proof vests and taken for background checks. Last year, there were 30,0...

Vatican, China OK bishop accord Vatican, China OK bishop accord

Tamzin Taylor from Christian charity Open Doors told Premier the situation for Christians in the country has "vastly improved". And today, for the first time all the Bishops in China are in communion with the Bishop of Rome, with the Successor of...

Mitch McConnell describes attorney questioning Kavanaugh and his accuser a 'female assistant' Mitch McConnell describes attorney questioning Kavanaugh and his accuser a 'female assistant'

The president was visibly frustrated with the situation surrounding his Supreme Court nominee and repeatedly dinged the Democrats for holding up the process around Kavanaugh, whom he described multiple times as a "high quality" person. Kavanaugh an...

US approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China's ire US approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China's ire

The United States has proposed a deal to sell arms to Taiwan worth US$330 million, in another move that will risk infuriating Beijing and add further tension to strained US-China relations. Taiwan split from the mainland in 1949, but China claims i...

Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

Erdogan has in the past warned of new military operations against the YPG along the Syrian border and if necessary into northern Iraq. The largest Islamist group in Idlib, al-Qaeda, has yet to comment at all on their intentions, and if they also re...

Aadhaar Verdict: Section 57 struck down; mobile companies, banks can not demand Aadhaar Aadhaar Verdict: Section 57 struck down; mobile companies, banks can not demand Aadhaar

A majority of the panel ruled the programme had merits, but struck down a government effort to make its use mandatory in applications for services ranging from bank accounts to mobile telephone connections and school admissions. While Chandrachud h...

US sanctions Venezuela's first lady, officials close to Maduro US sanctions Venezuela's first lady, officials close to Maduro

As part of the actions, the USA barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the US belonging to First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez and Defense Minister...

'Trami' intensifies into severe tropical storm, to enter PH this afternoon 'Trami' intensifies into severe tropical storm, to enter PH this afternoon

A tropical storm that formed over the Pacific developed into Typhoon Trami Sunday morning and is expected to move toward the Okinawa region of Japan with the possibility of influencing the weather in Taiwan Friday and Saturday, the Central Weather ...

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

A Fisheries Queensland spokesman said sharks regurgitated much of what they ate and agreed the chances of finding definitive evidence within any of the sharks were "remote". We are disappointed the Queensland government's response has been to insta...

UK Labour Party considers new Brexit referendum at conference UK Labour Party considers new Brexit referendum at conference

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has so far played a canny game by allowing the debate to tie the government in knots while remaining ambiguous, but the time is nearing to reveal his hand. But there were signs of dissent within the party. "Many people...

Trump blasts globalism in address to UNGA

Trump says the deal was a "horrible" agreement that didn't do enough to contain Iranian "aggression". However, Trump's own foreign policy has drawn criticism, with polls showing that USA favorability has declined since he became President.

Stephen Kramar: Body of Missing Man Found in Moloka'i Gulch Stephen Kramar: Body of Missing Man Found in Moloka'i Gulch

A volunteer assisting with search efforts for a missing man found a lifeless body on the hillside in an area called Pia Gulch about a half-mile northeast of the Wavecrest Resort at around 9:16 a.m. "He served in the Navy for nearly three years so he'...

After Rahul's Rafale attack, Modi says Congress wants worldwide alliance After Rahul's Rafale attack, Modi says Congress wants worldwide alliance

Hollande, who left office in May previous year, said on Friday during a trip to India that French jet manufacturer Dassault Aviation had been given no choice about its local partner in a 2016 deal with the Indian administration. He attacked Prime Min...

U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks

Lieutenant Colonel David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Chinese had scrapped the visit. It is not uncommon for China to deny United States port call requests when it is displeased with the countries' relations - as was the case in April 2...

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