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Miami-area tourists killed in rafting accident in Costa Rica

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Costa Rican authorities identified the victims as Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Dennis ― all of whom lived in Florida and were between 25 and 35 years old. "Within minutes, all of us were careening down the river with life jackets and helmets just trying to stabilize and find something to hold on to". Eventually he was among those carried away, banging off rocks in the water. Read More »

Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

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According to Sgt. Jake Smith, Toney and his unidentified partner approached an automobile near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville, Georgia at 2:30 p.m. After the shooting, investigators found marijuana and four firearms in the vehicle, the chief said. Before Thomas tweeted that Maynard was dead, WSB's Audrey Washington reported a large police presence on a road in Snellville, Georgia, and shared an accompanying video. Read More »

Powerful quake hits off Vancouver Island

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All three earthquakes occurred within one hour . The 6.8-magnitude quake is believed to have struck just under 200 kilometres west of Port Alice. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe said three back-to-back earthquakes highlight the "complicated" tectonic environment off British Columbia. Read More »

Texas Troopers to Ride Some School Buses for Safety Week

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National School Bus Safety Week starts tomorrow throughout Canada and the United States. The Texas Education Agency reports that more than 43,000 buses transport about 1.6 million children to school each day across the state. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is participating in School Bus Safety week October 22-28 and have one key message: I stop, you stop. With the 2018-19 school year under way and the clock soon shifting an hour back, meaning it will be darker when kids wait for the ... Read More »

Japanese journalist taken hostage in Syria released

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Yasuda was kidnapped by a branch of al-Qaida in Syria , known at the time as the Nusra Front, after contact with him was lost in June that year. Several videos showing a man believed to be Yasuda have been released in the past year. Syria's Idlib province, where Yasuda was believed kidnapped, is one of the last Syrian rebel strongholds, where anti-government forces and radical groups defeated by the government forces are transferred, and many foreign combatants remain. Read More »

Early voting: When it starts in your state

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Rupal Bhakta, a physician from Little Rock, was among the first to early vote on Monday morning. It's only the second time early voting has been offered in MA. "It's very important", said student voter Angelica Beltran. Yesterday was a historic day in Dallas County: The Texas Secretary of State's office reports that 59,389 people voted in person on day one of early voting . Read More »

Explosive Devices Sent To Clintons' Home, Obama Office

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The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The device was discovered late Tuesday. The explosive device was found a day after an explosive device was discovered outside liberal philanthropist George Soros' suburban NY compound. Read More »

Man charged over ‘murder’ of mother in Dublin

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Nolan, who had been in a recent relationship with the victim was arrested within hours and taken into questioning. A post mortem has been completed and the results have been passed to the Gardaí (Irish police). The 35-year-old male was questioned by Gardaí in relation to the violent death of the mother-of-two on Sunday. A post-mortem examination showed that she died from strangulation. Read More »

World War II-era plane crashes on 101 freeway near Los Angeles

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No drivers suffered any injuries either, although the motorway has now been shut down in both directions. Footage from the scene shows firefighters extinguishing flames that consumed the body of the plane. Terrifying images show flames ripping through the wreckage of a small jet in the city of Agoura Hills. CHP Capt. Johnny Starling said the pilot took off from Van Nuys Airport , but eventually heard some loud pops from the engine and then lost power. Read More »

Microplastics Found In Human Stools

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The scientists - from the Federal Environment Agency and the Medical University of Vienna - studied the bowel habits of eight people aged 33-65 from the United Kingdom, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Japan and Austria. Philipp Schwable, a gastroenterologist at the Medical University of Vienna who led the study, explained to Wired how the plastic came to be present in the human body of their test subjects. Read More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince Express Condolences to Khashoggi Family

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Prince Mohammed met in Riyadh with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and discussed "the importance of the Saudi-U.S. strategic partnership", Saudi state media said. The Saudis initially dismissed the allegations as baseless, without providing an explanation as to how the Washington Post columnist disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. Read More »

The Titanic Plans to Set Sail Again in 2022

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From there, it will continue on to NY. He said the plan is for ship to sail from Dubai to Southampton, where it will begin its Southampton-New York runs. The new ship can carry 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, which is similar to its first journey. Of the 2,240 passengers onboard, over 1,500 lost their lives. Read More »

Saudis say 'don't know where' Khashoggi's body is

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Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse said in a separate interview on the same program that the U.S. needed to look at a wide range of responses to Saudi Arabia , including potentially cutting arms sales to the kingdom. The Saudi foreign minister has since called his death a "huge and grave mistake". They said the "hypotheses" proposed so far in the Saudi investigation need to be backed by facts to be considered credible. Read More »

On Tuesday EU to discuss further on Italy's 2019 draft budget

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Salvini said Saturday he wasn't anxious about the downgrade or the criticism and that the Italian government was merely doing what was best for Italians. "The idea is to find solutions, even if we are not in agreement", Moscovici said. Earlier on Monday, Italian economy minister Giovanni Tria's letter to the commission was published, saying that he recognised the budget was not in line with the European Union stability and growth pact. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabian state television confirms

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Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate on October 2. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. Turkish authorities have told reporters that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by a state-sponsored hit squad, and other media outlets have reported subsequently that members of the team sent to Turkey had close ties to Saudi government. Read More »

UK's May pleads for support, says Brexit deal is nearly done

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It has also been claimed that the prime minister will face a strong leadership challenge if a Brexit deal is not achieved by Christmas. Verhofstadt, who said he believes a deal is actually 90% complete, agreed "a lot has been achieved" in recent weeks, citing resolutions to issues over Gibraltar and Cyprus. Read More »

Dog color may mean shorter lifespan, more health problems: Aussie-led research

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However, genetics plays a role, the researchers said. Surprising new research shows the color of a dog's coat could indicate how long they will live. The team looked at data for 33,320 Labrador retrievers, of which a random sampling of 2,074 were selected to assess health problems and mortality. But not all labs are alike, a new study has revealed . Read More »

Vintage Plane Crashes Onto 101 Freeway In Agoura Hills

No other vehicles were impacted by the wreck, fire officials said. No vehicles were involved and the pilot was uninjured, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which responded and doused the flaming wreckage. CHP Capt. Johnny Starling said the pilot took off from Van Nuys Airport , but eventually heard some loud pops from the engine and then lost power. Read More »

Australia PM gives emotional apology to child sex abuse victims

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In an address to Federal Parliament, Mr Morrison said there was no promise that could be made and nothing that could be done to right the wrongs of the past. The national apology was a recommendation from the royal commission, which held almost 60 public hearings and 8,000 private sessions. The report's commissioners also made more than 400 actionable recommendations to the government, which has adopted some and considering others, the BBC reports . Read More »

Ryanair Criticized for Not Removing Racist Passenger

The footage shows the woman's daughter defending her mother to the man before a member of cabin crew attempts to calm them down. According to the woman's 53-year-old daughter, the argument started because her mother, who was returning from a holiday created to cheer her up on the one-year anniversary of her husband's death, has arthritis and took some time to move out of the way so the man could reach the window seat. Read More »

U.S. lawmaker: Saudi explanation 'not credible'

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Sawyers said the fate of Khashoggi - whom Turkish authorities say was killed inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul - was a wake-up call to the Trump administration about "just how unsafe it is to have people acting with a sense that they have impunity in their relationship with United States". Read More »

Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a 'good first step'

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Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate. He changed his tone once again late this week, raising the prospect of sanctions against Riyadh. "It's not possible for the Saudi administration to wiggle itself out of this crime if it's confirmed", Kurtulmus said on Saturday. "Now, a fight breaks out and he's killed in the consulate, all without knowledge of Crown Prince". Read More »

Cory Booker rallies for Stacey Abrams in Atlanta

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Abrams' spokeswoman Abigail Collazo said Abrams was involved in a "permitted, peaceful protest against the Confederate emblem in the flag" while a student at Spelman College in Atlanta in 1992. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, and President Jefferson Davis. "Paid for by founders of the 2nd KKK, the monument had no goal other than celebration of racism, terror & division when carved in 1915", she wrote in a series of tweets . Read More »

Kochi: Bishop Franco case - special prosecutor may be appointed

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Relatives of Fr Kuriakose Kattuthara have received information that he was found dead at his residence on the premises of St Paul's convent school at Dasuya in Hoshiarpur district on Monday morning. Bishop Mulakkal was released from Kottayam jail on October 16, a day after being granted conditional bail. In June, a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police that Mulakkal, 54, had raped her 13 times between 2014 and 2016 . Read More »

Trump 'concerned' about Khashoggi's disappearance

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In a related development Turkey summoned the Saudi ambassador on Sunday to request the kingdom's "full cooperation" in the investigation, a Foreign Ministry official said. A U.S. official said that Turkish investigators believe Khashoggi was likely dismembered, removed in boxes and flown out of the country. President Trump has said he'll talk to Saudi Arabia officials about the missing journalist at some point. Read More »

Saudi Arabia agrees to give Pakistan US$3bn

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In a comment to Profit , Mohammed Sohail, CEO Topline Securities said, "Saudi Arabia and deferred oil facility is far larger than expectations". Pakistan was in search of $12 billion foreign loans and aid to avoid default on global debt obligations, as the country is required to return $11.7 billion loans to foreign countries. Read More »

Will Khashoggi Killing Trigger Saudi Crown Prince's Downfall?

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Mr Erdogan's address coincided with the start of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia that has been overshadowed by the Khashoggi case. "Countries around the world need to know that there are things they simply can not do, and killing a journalist who disagrees with the regime is right up there at the top of it". Read More »

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

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A team of researchers from Britain and Bulgaria found the skeleton of a Greek trading vessel during an exhaustive survey of 772 square miles (2,000 sq km) of seabed. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said . Over the course of three years, the team discovered over 60 shipwrecks, ranging from vessels from the Classical period to a 17th-century Cossack raiding fleet. Read More »

Titanic II to sail original ship's doomed route in 2022

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The Titanic II will sail from Dubai and then trace the original's route from Southampton, England to NY. "After a shakedown cruise from the shipyard to Singapore, we'll offer a two-week maiden voyage to Dubai, with another grand voyage from Dubai to Southampton", he added. Read More »

Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

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A few days later, a Turkish government source said police believed he was murdered by a team sent to Istanbul, and on October 17, a Turkish newspaper said he was tortured and decapitated inside the consulate. Dozens of executives from bankers Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to ride-hailing app Uber to Western leaders like International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde have pulled out of the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), dubbed "Davos in the desert". Read More »

Saudi investment forum opens under Khashoggi shadow

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Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Erdoğan called for an "entirely independent investigation" and said trials of any suspects related to Khashoggi's disappearance should be conducted in Istanbul. Read More »

Alleged in-flight groper: Trump says it's 'ok' to grab women's private parts

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According to the criminal complaint released by the district court in Albuquerque, the accused told police "that the President of the United States says it's ok to grab women by their private parts" . If convicted, Alexander could go to prison for a maximum of two years and be ordered to pay a fine of up to $250,000. Authorities said Alexanders hands and physical description matched those given by the woman. Read More »