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Georgia's Democratic Candidate For Governor Calls For Banning AR-15's


The blitz underscores the high stakes in one of the defining contests of next week's midterms, as Abrams vies to become the first black female governor in American history, while Kemp tries to maintain the GOP's dominance in a state Democrats believe is on the cusp of becoming a presidential battleground. Read More »

Ecuador Government Rejects Lawsuit by Julian Assange


It comes after Ecuador cut off communications for Mr Assange, who has been living inside the country's London embassy for more than six years. Julian Assange has lost a legal bid to loosen new requirements that he claims are meant to push him into leaving his asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Read More »

Clashes in Northern Gaza killed a 27-year-old Palestinian


Ibrahim al-Satari, the father of 13-year-old Mohammed, said he couldn't understand it. The incident occurred after months of protests and clashes along the Gaza border. Mohammed abu Abada, 27, was shot in the chest in protests along the border near Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, a health ministry spokesman told AFP. Israeli officials rarely comment publicly on the efforts by Egypt and others to restore calm and ease humanitarian conditions in Gaza. Read More »

Turkey Prepping for Large-Scale Op Against Syrian Kurdish Forces - Erdogan


The YPG, the dominant group and leader of the USA -allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), controls almost all of the territory east of the Euphrates, including regions along Syria's border with Turkey. Last week, IS jihadists staged a counterattack following a weeks-long SDF offensive in the countryside around Hajin. Ankara considers the militia a terror threat and an extension of Kurdish rebels waging an insurgency within Turkey. Read More »

China defends legalizing use of tiger bones, rhinoceros horns


China has an estimated 200 commercial tiger farms that breed the animal for the medicinal and luxury markets, but the use of tiger bones in medicine is prohibited . With wild tiger and rhino populations at such low levels and facing numerous threats, legalized trade in their parts is simply too great a gamble for China to take. Read More »

Human remains found at Vatican Embassy revive 1983 missing girl cold case

Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old girl who vanished in 1983, was not referenced by the Vatican, which only revealed that the remains were located near the embassy in the residential area of Parioli, AP reported. Peter's Square for his weekly general audience at the Vatican, on November 20, 2013. She answered the intercom at her family's apartment and told her parents it was a schoolfriend. Read More »

Arizona company among targets of alleged Chinese espionage


Demers, assistant attorney general for National Security. The indictment , dated October 25, states that six hackers, two Chinese intelligence operatives and two insiders were involved in a conspiracy lasting from 2010 to 2015 to steal information related to turbofan engines that are used in commercial airliners in Europe and the U.S. Read More »

Iran's FM heads to Turkey for tripartite talks


Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined that the Pakistan-Iran border was a border of peace and Pakistan will spare no effort to keep it this way. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey has already told the United States that Washington's decisions are unilateral and when the countries do not comply with it, the credibility of the U.S. Read More »

Trump Claims He Was ‘Treated Very Nicely’ In Pittsburgh, Despite Protests


A much quieter man than his brother, David Rosenthal was "fanatical about keeping things clean", says Michael Hirt, Cecil and David's brother-in-law, during the service. As the Trumps placed their remembrances outside the Tree of Life synagogue , protesters nearby shouted that the president was not welcome. Her second motivation, she emphasised, was speaking out against Trump. Read More »

Khashoggi's fiancee calls on Trump to prevent 'cover-up'


The two countries have announced a joint investigation of the journalist's killing in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul , although Turkey has leaked evidence to the media in an apparent effort to pressure its regional rival over the crime committed by Saudi officials. Read More »

Iranian intelligence service suspected of attempted attack in Denmark - security chief

A Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent was arrested October 21 on suspicion of helping an unknown Iranian intelligence service "to act in Denmark" and for involvement in planning to kill an opposition member, Borch Andersen said. Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran's intelligence service plot attacks against people in Denmark'. In May, the USA secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, claimed that Iran's Revolutionary Guard was carrying out "assassination operations in the ... Read More »

Full text of Supreme Court’s judgement in Aasia Bibi case

The judgement of the high court as well as trial court is reversed. "Her conviction is set aside". The Supreme Court of Pakistan is set to announce much awaited judgment in Aasia Bibi case on Wednesday. Campaigners argue Pakistan's blasphemy laws are often based on thin evidence and used to get revenge for personal disputes. Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help Bibi were assassinated. Read More »

Ever Emirati-made satellite set to launch into space


The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center's KhalifaSat is created to capture detailed images of the Earth. The satellite was transported to Japan and loaded onto a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries rocket - H-IIA. Ibuki-2 is the successor to Ibuki, which was launched in 2009 as the world's first satellite dedicated to monitoring greenhouse gases. The UAE has a fledgling space program with big ambitions. Read More »

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned


A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case during which, Asia's appeal against her execution was approved. During the hearing of Bibi's appeal on Oct 8, the prosecution side, represented by Additional Prosecutor for Punjab Chaudhry Zubair, and Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry from the complainant side had supported each other by arguing that the accused had not denied ... Read More »

Trump to end right to citizenship for US-born babies


Tent cities would not resolve the massive USA backlog of asylum seekers. In fact, dozens of states around the world, including Canada and Brazil, endow the same right, while countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia endow a restricted version. Read More »

An ex-nurse admits at trial to murdering 100 patients

The main building of the former Klinikum Delmenhorst hospital (now Josef-Hospital), where former male nurse Niels H. allegedly killed dozens of patients. Investigators are building a case against former staff at both facilities where Hoegel said he killed his patients. Despite suspicion about the mounting deaths on Hoegel's watch, the hospital did not open an investigation. Read More »

Eight policemen, one other wounded as woman blows herself up


Spokesman for the Tunisian Interior Ministry described the incident as a " terrorist explosion ". Multiple ambulances rushed to the scene as pedestrians scrambled to clear the area. Tunisian radio station Mosaique FM said the attacker was wearing a homemade bomb belt with a small quantity of explosives. No tourists were injured, a security source said. Read More »

Deaths of Fairfax County sisters in New York City remain mystery


Rotana was possibly with her sister, according to the alert, which has since been removed. Two months ago, the mother reported Tala as missing, but later withdrew the report after the teenager was found visiting her sister in NY. Anyone with information about the Farea sisters is urged to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Arab News reported that both sisters were in touch with their mother until about a week ago. Read More »

Special Counsel under scrutiny: Women 'offered money to make false claims'


Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has asked the FBI to investigate after a woman claimed she was offered about $20,000 to falsely accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct, The Atlantic reports. In an email to one of the journalists, Yashar Ali , the woman said Mr. Burkman offered $20,000 and to pay off all of her credit card debt in exchange for claiming she was harassed by Mr. Read More »

Indian couple falls 800 feet to death in Yosemite National Park


The report said that the couple had recently moved from NY after Viswanath took a job as a systems engineer at Cisco , based in San Jose. The duo loved travelling and maintained a website called " Holidays and Happily Ever Afters ", where they shared their travel experiences. Read More »

Donald Trump will hold another Florida rally November 3 in Pensacola


Sen. "In the nation's largest swing state, the parties are going all out during an election that feels like a precursor to the 2020 presidential campaign". Obama will appear Friday at Ice Palace Films Studios in Miami, with the Florida Democratic Party saying full details will be released later in the week. Read More »

New Zealand’s North Island struck by natural disaster


It was felt in Wellington during a parliamentary sitting, prompting deputy speaker Anne Tolley to stop deliberations for lawmakers to seek refuge as a precaution. In Auckland, where Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are visiting, a Reuters witness said there was no shaking. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury during the natural disaster. Read More »

Synagogue killer told police he ‘wanted all Jews to die’


Daniel Stein , 71, lived in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh . The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold a collection at Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena to benefit victims and families of Saturday's tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Read More »

Whitey Bulger, Infamous Boston Crime Boss, Killed in Prison at 89


Two years later, he was convicted of participating in 11 murders in the 1970's and 80's. Though he was known to have medical ailments, it's not clear why he was on the move. Bulger's one-time henchman, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, testified during Weadick's trial that he had walked in on Weadick killing DiSarro, but hastily left. Read More »

Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship


The call comes as part of Donald Trump's fear-based focus on immigration ahead of the midterm elections. It is disputed whether Mr Trump could remove the right of babies of non-citizens born in the United States to citizenship. By extending citizenship to those born in the US, the amendment nullified an 1857 Supreme Court decision (Dred Scott v. Sandford), which ruled that those descended from slaves could not be citizens. Read More »

Mother, son reunited after 31 years to speak at Toronto police headquarters


Canadian officials held the press conference Monday to announce that they would like DeSouza extradited back to Canada to face kidnapping charges once CT authorities are done with him. "It felt good sitting by my baby", she said. Mr Mann, who has dual Canadian and Ghanaian citizenship, was found living under the name Hailee DeSouza, federal officials said. Read More »

Chinese Company's First Attempt To Launch Private Rocket Fails


According to a report , it was the first three-stage rocket developed by a Chinese private firm. The problem arose soon after the separation of the second stage. Only the company's dreams of space superpower-dom were harmed. Booster ZQ-1 was supposed to deliver the satellite "Vali" for China Central television , however, failed to reach orbit. Read More »

"Statue of Unity", Modi's Political Ego?


The ambitious project was announced by Modi in 2010, when he was still the chief minister for the state of Gujarat . Over 1,500 farmers of four districts - Chhota Udepur, Panchmahals, Vadodara and Narmada - have threatened to drown themselves during the unveiling of the Statue of Unity because they have been waiting 11 years to be paid their dues for sugarcane they sold to a mill that later closed down. Read More »

Twitter looking to remove 'like' button to improve debate


Twitter wanted to target new users since if they came from other networks (like Instagram for example), they would find the star button confusing and this made sense in a way. Not only will removing the like button mean you simply won't be able to "like" content on the platform, but you also wouldn't be able to use it support others, or agree with something in an argument. Read More »