Saturday October 19-th, 2019

Biden says he didn't intend to use term 'boy' in offensive context Biden says he didn't intend to use term 'boy' in offensive context

Eastland and Talmadge, both former senators, were white supremacists who opposed the civil rights movement. "He never called me 'boy, ' he always called me 'son.'" "Son" is historically a derogatory term used to disparage African-American men.

Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious freedom Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious freedom

The United States said Friday it will use sanctions against North Korea for its "horrible" record on human rights and religious freedom. "They continue to be one of the worst actors in the world on religious persecution", Brownback said. Turning to...

PM Phuc imparts message of unity, partnership at ASEAN summit PM Phuc imparts message of unity, partnership at ASEAN summit

While tit-for-tat tariffs between the world's biggest two economies have seen some manufacturers flee China to safer ASEAN hubs, economists say the big picture for global growth is bleak. But progress has stuttered in recent months, with India diggin...

Nadler says he misspoke in calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' Nadler says he misspoke in calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski'

Jerry Nadler (D-NY) asked questions about Hicks' time as an adviser, which the Republican from OH said had to be objected every time because it was off limits. She had been directed not to answer questions about material she told special counsel Robe...

44 dead in Kullu bus accident, 16 still in critical condition 44 dead in Kullu bus accident, 16 still in critical condition

Those injured have been shifted to Banjar Civil Hospital and the Kullu district hospital. "Today a bus carrying passengers fell into a 500-metre deep gorge at village Banjar here". Kullu police chief Shalini Agnihotri told AFP news agency that nume...

Istanbul votes again, in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy Istanbul votes again, in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy

Millions of Istanbul residents voted Sunday, in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Erdogan's policies and a test of Turkey's ailing democracy. Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul accounted for 31% of Turke...

Black bear enters Montana home & takes nap in closet, sheriff’s department says Black bear enters Montana home & takes nap in closet, sheriff’s department says

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office responded a 911 call at around 5:45 a.m. after someone reported a black bear had entered their Butler Creek residence. Authorities said they hoped the bear would hop down from the shelf he was on and leave, but th...

Downing of drone sends clear message to U.S.: IRGC Downing of drone sends clear message to U.S.: IRGC

The video shows members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard showing wreckage to reports. Hajizadeh also claimed that there were some 35 personnel on board the US P-8, though he did not cite a source for this figure. The US blames Iran, which den...

European Union leaders to hold June 30 crisis summit on bloc's top jobs European Union leaders to hold June 30 crisis summit on bloc's top jobs

Other jobs up for grabs are the EU foreign policy chief, the head of the European Central Bank, the president of the European Parliament and the head of the European Council. Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said "all the names are still on the tab...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Fifteen kids at Clint had the flu, another 10 were quarantined. Long says the Border Patrol has been putting numerous apprehended children at the Clint Border Patrol station. The Trump administration has come under fire by human rights advocates ...

'Without a backstop, there's no deal' - Leo 'Without a backstop, there's no deal' - Leo

But EU27 leaders are still applying the pressure. "There's very much a strong view across the European Union that there shouldn't be any more extensions", the Irish prime minister said on Thursday in comments reported by The Guardian .

Trudeau-Trump Washington meeting helps end Canada's global loneliness Trudeau-Trump Washington meeting helps end Canada's global loneliness

If Xi doesn't want to talk to Trudeau, Trump said he would: "I'll represent him well, I will tell you". The two of them then raised a T-shirt with the Raptors logo. Canada has started the ratification process, with legislation making its way through ...

Top Dem Clyburn on Biden Segregationist Senator Remarks: He Should Be ‘More Careful, But I Know Where His Heart Is’ Top Dem Clyburn on Biden Segregationist Senator Remarks: He Should Be ‘More Careful, But I Know Where His Heart Is’

Warren told the crowd that restricting a woman's right to an abortion was 'a class attack on women, it's a race attack on women'. 'It became really clear to me that although the Hyde amendment was created to split the difference here and make sure ...

4.5-magnitude quake shakes Rooks County, region 4.5-magnitude quake shakes Rooks County, region

According to reports, the quake was felt as far away as Salina, Wichita, near Grand Island, Neb., and several places along the Kansas-Colorado state line.

United States adds Saudi Arabia to human trafficking blacklist United States adds Saudi Arabia to human trafficking blacklist

The nations ranked in Tier 3, the lowest level, include China , North Korea , Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba , Brunei, and Pakistan among others. He added that as the State Department considered "all factors" regarding the kingdom, "t...

US blocks more Chinese tech firms on national security concerns US blocks more Chinese tech firms on national security concerns

Also included were Sugon, which Commerce identified as Higon's majority owner, along with Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology, both of which the department said Higon had an ownership interest in.

Six Youths Arrested Over Big Brother House Fire Six Youths Arrested Over Big Brother House Fire

Four children have been charged with burning down the abandoned Big Brother house near Dreamworld on Queensland's Gold Coast . Emergency services were called to the abandoned house near Foxwell Road at Coomera on Saturday afternoon to figh...

Cat-fox discovered on European island in rare find Cat-fox discovered on European island in rare find

The dense, silky coat is a natural repellent for fleas, ticks and lice. After many failed attempts, the ONCFS captured their first live cat-fox in 2016 and have subsequently caught about a dozen more, tagging each of them with electronic chips to t...

RAF jets intercept Jet2 flight after passenger 'assaults' people on board RAF jets intercept Jet2 flight after passenger 'assaults' people on board

A loud bang heard across Essex was a sonic boom caused by military aircraft, police have said. The force confirmed the noise was a sonic boom from a passing aircraft. There have been no reports of any damage to buildings in Essex caused by this incid...

Sri Lanka president further extends state of emergency Sri Lanka president further extends state of emergency

The tough laws, granting sweeping powers to police and security forces to arrest and detain suspects, were due to expire on Saturday. According to the notification, the Emergency was in effect for public security, preservation of public order and m...

Ethiopias army chief of staff has been shot Ethiopias army chief of staff has been shot

Abiy took to national television in the early hours dressed in military fatigues and announced that army chief Seare Mekonnen had been shot, an AFP correspondent said. But he has battled a surge in tensions between ethnic groups in the diverse countr...

Forget The White House, Raptors Are Heading To Parliament Hill Forget The White House, Raptors Are Heading To Parliament Hill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters from the roof of the Canadian Embassy in Washington after a day of meetings with President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress focusing on a replacement for the North American Free Trade...

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

Indonesian media showed footage of a burned-out structure with its floor littered with twisted metal, and blackened corrugated iron, among other debris. Binjai Disaster Mitigation office personnel said, "The fire occurred in the warehouse section, ki...

US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown

Experts say, the report shows the length to which the Iranian regime is going to find out what the next US move will be. President Trump's announcement that additional sanctions will be imposed on Iran comes at a time of escalating tensions...

Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about police incident at his home Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about police incident at his home

My sole concern up until this point was the welfare and safety of our neighbours. Johnson, a pal of President Trump , was heard refusing to leave the home after telling Symonds to "get off my f-king laptop". But Daily Telegraph journalist Alliso...

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