Saturday October 19-th, 2019

Woman crashes vehicle after spotting spider in driver's area, police say Woman crashes vehicle after spotting spider in driver's area, police say

Police said they were posting about the crash to " bring up a contributing factor [of collisions] that is not covered too often". A woman in NY totaled her vehicle and injured her leg - all over a spider. Police posted photos of the scene, inc...

Palestinian BDS founder Omar Barghouti denied entry to US Palestinian BDS founder Omar Barghouti denied entry to US

Barghouti, who lives in Israel with a permanent residency status, was informed of the development on Wednesday by airline staff at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. He condemned "regressive" anti-BDS legislation passed in several USA states ...

Brexit delay agreement pushes pound higher Brexit delay agreement pushes pound higher

This is our national duty as elected members of this House. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the new delay represented a "diplomatic failure" and typified May's "mishandling of the entire Brexit process". Like many things Brexit-related, the ex...

American Chamber of Commerce praises economic reform in Egypt American Chamber of Commerce praises economic reform in Egypt

Egypt's parliament has proposed constitutional reforms aimed at allowing Sisi to remain in power until 2034, which senior USA lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticized, along with Egypt's repression of human rights. While Sisi has repeatedly insi...

Under Pressure From Tax Probe, Trump's Older Sister Steps Down From Judgeship

Barry filed her retirement papers 10 days later. While she previously risked rebuke, punishment or even impeachment from the judicial council review's investigation, she is now entitled to a retirement salary that could range from US$184,500 to US$...

Gas explosion in Durham, NC leaves 1 person dead Gas explosion in Durham, NC leaves 1 person dead

The search-and-rescue mission has given way to a cleanup operation. Eleven people were taken to Duke Medical Center, and four to Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, Glenn said. "The first second was stunned silence, then lots of scream (ing) in the b...

Woman quickly shot by officer Woman quickly shot by officer

Authorities found no forensic evidence that an unarmed woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer had touched the police SUV that responded to her call about a possible rape near her home, a prosecutor told jurors in the former officer's tria...

Michael Avenatti charged with 36 counts: Embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes Michael Avenatti charged with 36 counts: Embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

Avenatti already is facing charges in NY related to an alleged scheme to extort Nike , but he also was arrested in Los Angeles last month on claims that he stole money from a client and used bogus tax returns to secure loans. At one point, Ave...

Swiss police arrest boyfriend of British woman found dead in hotel bath Swiss police arrest boyfriend of British woman found dead in hotel bath

A British woman has been found dead in a luxury hotel room after allegedly engaging in a "sex game gone wrong", her boyfriend allegedly told police. Anna Florence Reed, 22, was found lifeless in a bath in a hotel in Locarno at 7am on Tuesday after ...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls federal election for May 18 Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls federal election for May 18

It has also had three prime ministers in six years, with leadership instability a major reason for its poor showing in opinion polls. Mr Morrison returned to Canberra from Victoria yesterday evening, and was widely tipped to meet with Governor Gene...

Protests in Sudan continue Protests in Sudan continue

Thousands swelled the capital Khartoum's streets as the military promised to make an important announcement earlier Thursday. The citizens have been protesting from December a year ago following the economic crisis and the governments bid to incr...

Gantz concedes; Israeli PM Netanyahu secures 5th term Gantz concedes; Israeli PM Netanyahu secures 5th term

A team led by Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been working on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, but it has not disclosed details. "Regrettably, Israelis overwhelmingly voted for candidates that are unequivocally committed to entre...

Trump shares graphic on Twitter showing inaccurate approval rating Trump shares graphic on Twitter showing inaccurate approval rating

The poll that was cited in the graphic was from the Georgetown Institute of Politics, but that poll didn't show Trump's overall approval at 55%, as shown in the graphic. President Donald Trump on Thursday shared phony polling numbers hyped by Fox...

Ex-Obama White House counsel caught in Mueller-probe dragnet Ex-Obama White House counsel caught in Mueller-probe dragnet

Early a year ago, Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to making false statements to the special counsel in relation to his work for Craig and Skadden. The federal scrutiny on Craig reportedly derives from the government's investigation into Trump's for...

America Is the ‘Leader of World Terrorism:’ Iran America Is the ‘Leader of World Terrorism:’ Iran

Israel conducted airstrikes on Syrian soil on multiple occasions, claiming to have hit Iranian military targets. "America has used terrorists as a tool in the region while the Guards have fought against them from Iraq to Syria ", Rouhani asserte...

Theresa May defends Brexit delay amid calls to resign

In a statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May said she "profoundly" regretted her deal not being agreed to by MPs. After a six-month extension to the process was agreed at a late-night EU summit, the embattled British Prime Minister admitted to M...

Assange embassy stay can't last: Ecuador Assange embassy stay can't last: Ecuador

Assange has lived in Ecuador's embassy for over six years and relations with his host country have grown increasingly tense. The fugitive programmer has been in the embassy since 2012 after seeking asylum there as Swedish police wanted to question ...

Benny Gantz Concedes Defeat to Netanyahu in Israeli Election

The four main leaders of the centrist party, three of them ex-army chiefs, appeared in a broadcast speech on Israel's three main television channels. Yair Lapid, Gantz's No. "But our achievement can not be belittled: we are the biggest party in Isr...

EU & Britain agree to 6-month Brexit delay

And he added: "It's also in our interest to have the United Kingdom to be in our bloc and I think we would be generous in understanding that the United Kingdom couldn't be a silent partner and would have to have a say in decisions being made".

Philpott says Trudeau's caucus expulsions violated law — NewsAlert Philpott says Trudeau's caucus expulsions violated law — NewsAlert

All of which led Tourism Minister Melanie Joly to conclude that Philpott has "a need for attention". Wernick's lawyer said the clerk never relayed that conversation to Trudeau because everyone went on holiday the next day. And, of course, Nutson told...

German on trial over death of 5-year-old Yazidi slave girl German on trial over death of 5-year-old Yazidi slave girl

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing the dead girl's mother, but she is not expected to appear in the Munich trial on Tuesday. Der Spiegel reported that an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant had pose...

Daughter of Laleh Shahravesh held in Dubai speaks out Daughter of Laleh Shahravesh held in Dubai speaks out

Shahravesh is said to have made the comments from the United Kingdom in 2016 when she saw photographs on Facebook revealing that her ex-husband had remarried in Dubai. Ms Shahravesh, from Richmond, south-west London, called Ms Hammadi, from Tunisia, ...

Indian bishop charged with raping nun Indian bishop charged with raping nun

Mulakkal was the former bishop of the Jalandhar diocese and a senior member of the Roman Catholic clergy in India. The charges include rape, unnatural sex and keeping in forced custody. The probe picked pace only after Sister Anupama, along with thr...

Japan extends North Korea sanctions Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Japan chose to extend its independent sanctions on North Korea for two more years, in a bid to pressure Pyeongyang to denuclearize and resolve the issue of abductions involving Japanese nationals. Asked if "maximum economic pressure" remains the Trum...

US wants United Nations to revoke credentials of Maduro’s government US wants United Nations to revoke credentials of Maduro’s government

When asked if the United States thought it had enough backing to oust Maduro's government at the United Nations, Pence said: "I think the momentum is on the side of freedom". More than 50 countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's leader. Borr...

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