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Intense fighting erupts on Israel-Gaza border after botched raid


Hamas said it launched several rockets toward southern Israel Monday in retaliation for an Israeli military operation the day before in Gaza , igniting a new round of fighting near the Gaza Strip. Hamas is demanding an expansion of the permissible fishing zone off the Israeli-controlled Gaza coast, uninterrupted flow of fuel to mitigate chronic power shortages and the lifting of Israeli restrictions on exports and imports. Read More »

Eleven die in California fires after more bodies found


So far, all nine fatalities were reported in the town of Paradise, in Butte County , where more than 6,700 buildings - a lot of them residences - have been consumed by the late-season inferno, which is now California's most destructive fire on record. Read More »

Death Toll In California Wildfires Climbs To At Least 31


What is the latest on the Camp Fire? The 1933 Griffith Park wildfire in Los Angeles County killed 29. In Northern California, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county consulted anthropologists from California State University at Chico because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments. Read More »

Hyde-Smith Under Fire For 'Public Hanging' Comment


Hyde-Smith faces Democratic former congressman and agriculture secretary Mike Espy , who is black, in a November 27 runoff. While the first part of her comment is drowned out by a train whistle, the senator can be heard saying, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I would be on the front row". Read More »

Air India pilot fails alcohol test


A second-time offender, 56-year-old Arvind Kathpalia was booked in August for a similar offence. "He failed the breath analyser and as per rules we have chose to cancel his licence for three years with immediate effect", an official with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation told AFP . Read More »

Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid


The South Korean presidential office announced Sunday that it was sending 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea in return for mushrooms received from the North in September. The prospects for the joint project, however, remain unclear as it is apparently faced with opposition from the United States, which has voiced concerns over faster progress in inter-Korean relations than in denuclearization talks with North Korea. Read More »

It’s heavy weather in Paris for Trump


Police officers detain a protester who tried to jump in front of the motorcade of the United States president, Donald Trump . As bells marking the armistice hour started ringing out across Paris and in many nations hit by the four years of slaughter, Mr Macron and other leaders were still on their way to the centennial site at the Arc de Triomphe . Read More »

Trump Defends Whitaker, Still Claims He Previously 'Did Not Know' Acting AG


Trump later tweeted: "I feel certain he will make an outstanding Acting Attorney General!" Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler, expected to chair the House Judiciary Committee starting in January, said in a statement that the forcing out of Sessions fit a pattern of Trump interfering in the work of the Justice Department and Mueller. Read More »

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at cemetery in France due to rain


Donald Trump did not fulfil a scheduled visit to a First World War cemetery because of the rain . 'We are gathered together at this hallowed resting place to pay tribute to the fearless Americans who gave their last breath in that mighty struggle, ' Trump said at the U.S. Read More »

Arizona Firefighters Deployed To Battle California Wildfires


The 100,000-acre Camp Fire has already killed at least nine people, injured three firefighters and destroyed almost 6,500 homes, according to a Cal Fire media release - making it the most destructive fire in the state's history. Brown told a press briefing that federal and state governments must do more forest management but said that's not the source of the problem. It's not clear if "Fed payments" refer to federal firefighting assistance funds, via the US Forest Service, to which the ... Read More »

Meghan glows alongside other royals at Armistice Day commemorations


The day of events continued with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, where Mr Steinmeier, 62, and the Queen, 92, both laid flowers. Just a day after nearly the entire royal family joined together to remember fallen soldiers and to pay tribute to their families as part of the annual Festival of Remembrance, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wowed again as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the Centenary of Armistice. Read More »

Melbourne Bourke Street attack: Shock AERIAL footage shows LOCKDOWN after knife RAMPAGE


The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought the centre of Australia's second largest city to a standstill. Reports say people were injured close to the area where the vehicle was set on fire. Mr Ashton said police were "doing security reassessments of these events in light of what's occurred", but there was "no ongoing threat we're now aware of in relation to people surrounding this individual". Read More »

UK's ex-Brexit Secretary pours cold water on May's deal


Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. The PM is suggesting a deal that would see the whole of the United Kingdom kept in a customs union with the EU until an agreement can be reached to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Read More »

Palestinians martyred in Israeli raid in Gaza


Palestinian officials say Israeli forces fired at a group of Hamas men who were inside a passing vehicle. Hamas members gave chase and witnesses said during the chase Israeli aircrafts fired over 40 missiles on the Hamas vehicle. Qatar has also said it would hand out $100 to each of 50,000 poor families, as well as larger sums to Palestinians wounded in clashes along the Gaza-Israel border. Read More »

Woolsey Fire: California blaze advances on Malibu


A wildfire that moved so fast that firefighters couldn't hope to stop it quadrupled in size Friday after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of almost 30,000 people, authorities said . The 27,000 residents of Paradise, Calif., were ordered to evacuate the area on Thursday. Linda Parks, a Ventura County supervisor, whose district covers Thousand Oaks, lamented the timing of the wildfire, coming so soon after the massacre. Read More »

Trump Faces Backlash Over Skipping WW1 Cemetery For Fallen US Soldiers

Donald Trump didn't attend an event honouring United States military dead because he didn't want to disrupt the traffic in Paris , the White House said on Sunday, as the fallout for his no-show on Saturday continued. Many also took to Twitter to point out that other prior presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush all braved the rain to make appearances at Veterans events. Read More »

Boris Johnson's brother resigns and calls for a second Brexit referendum


I think it is imperative that we now go back to the people and check that they are content to proceed on this extraordinary basis. For the first time under a Conservative government, I am fearful for my future. Even if the PM agrees a deal with the European Union and her cabinet, getting it through parliament remains a challenge. "The Cabinet will meet as normal on Tuesday, but I can't say if it is going to be a Brexit Cabinet or not, because negotiations are ongoing". Read More »

Netanyahu cuts short Paris trip as Gaza fighting rages

The Palestinian Health Ministry said seven people, including at least five militants, were killed and seven others were wounded. The two sides then began an exchange of fire. Naftali Bennet, Netanyahu's education minister and right-wing rival, compared the cash flow to "protection money" paid to criminals. Netanyahu, in Paris on a state visit to commemorate the centenary for the end of World War 1, was updated on the security situation in the enclave on Sunday night, as flight paths were ... Read More »

Australia police: Melbourne attacker also planned explosion


Shire Ali had a history of minor drug, theft and driving offences, lived in Melbourne's north-western suburbs and came to Australia from Somalia in the 1990s, Ashton said. A man aged 74, who had been stabbed in the face, died at the scene. The driver then got out and began stabbing pedestrians in a terrifying frenzy, injuring two and killing one, police say. Read More »

"Life goes on": Thousands mark WW1 Armistice in Australia, unbowed by attack

Video footage showed him first driving his ute down Bourke Street , before setting it on fire and attacking police and bystanders with a knife. Melbourne's Pellegrini Espresso Bar, full to overflowing with floral arrangements left by mourners, remained closed on Sunday as visitors placed flowers on the pavement outside and taped letters of condolence on the cafe door. Read More »

Trump defends his decision to appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general


As was long anticipated, President Trump this week sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and designated Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general . Whitaker in this position at this particular time was the wise move". Whitaker has tried to stay out of the public debate. The Washington Post reported this week that one of the reasons Trump liked Whitaker was because Whitaker had briefed him on many occasions because the president preferred not to talk to Sessions, whom he had ... Read More »

Nine people killed in California wildfires

Due to extensive burn injuries, authorities did not immediately identify the victims. Butte County Sheriff's Office said an evacuation ordered had been issued for the small communities of Stirling City and Inskip. When those evacuations come, you have to go. The fire also reached the edge of Chico, a city of 90,000 people. Resident Gina Oviedo said: "Things started exploding". Read More »

UK PM draws fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit


The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) interpreted a promise made by May in a letter that she would never let a division of the United Kingdom "to come into force" as an admission that such a clause would be included in a final deal, the Times reported. Read More »

Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire at Gaza border


Injuries were reported among Palestinians protesting at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday afternoon. Qatar , Egypt and the United Nations, acting as go-betweens for Hamas and Israel, intensified their shuttle diplomacy in recent weeks after a full-blown war between Hamas and Israel appeared imminent. Read More »

Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Gunman Shot Himself


He regularly worked as a security guard at the bar but was just enjoying a night out on Wednesday, his friend Marybeth Schroeder told HuffPost. Within several years, he left the military and divorced. "Not too many people knew about it but now that they're looking they're starting to see he had a lot of problems". TV footage showed SWAT teams surrounding the bar, with distraught revelers milling around and using their cell phones as lights from police cars flashed. Read More »

Trump joins Macron and world leaders at armistice ceremony


Trump, whose hardline nationalism has badly shaken the Western alliance, arrived in Paris on Friday criticising host Macron for being "insulting". Earlier this week, Macron said in an interview with Europe 1 that he wanted "a real European army" to protect the Europeans from the USA and other nations. Read More »

Australia strawberry scare: Woman arrested in Queensland


A Queensland woman has been charged over the strawberry needle crisis that forced supermarkets to pull fruit from shelves and farmers to dump it by the truckload. In the following weeks there were more than 100 reports of needles being found in supermarket fruit across five Australian states. Queensland Police report investigations are continuing. Read More »

Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since 90s


The alleged agent is a retired colonel who was believed to have spied for Moscow in the 1990s. Kurz added he would discuss the issue with his European partners. The case indicated that "even after the end of the Cold War, spying has continued and shows the need to tighten our security network, within Austria and within the defence ministry", Kunasek said. Read More »

Sen. Collins 'very concerned' about Whitaker's appointment


Even further back, Whitaker was a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. But he added that Whitaker was well regarded by several Iowa leaders and said: "I feel certain he will make an outstanding Acting Attorney General!" Whitaker's appointment came Wednesday, shortly after Trump forced out Sessions after months of complaining about the attorney general's decision, just weeks into taking office, to recuse himself from oversight of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

California Wildfire Death Toll Rises to 25


The video shared on Facebook by Brynn Parott Chatfield documents their drive through the fire as they attempt to evacuate from their hometown of Paradise. Celebrity website TMZ reported that the Malibu ridge home of Caitlyn Jenner , America's best-known transgender person, was destroyed by the flames on Friday. Read More »

Florida counties begin recounting ballots


But in Florida , where incumbent Democratic Sen. Florida's Republican governor Rick Scott was running for senate and had a lead of 0.15% (about 12,500 votes) over Democrat Bill Nelson by Saturday afternoon. Elections officials in two large counties in the Tampa Bay area - Pinellas and Hillsborough - said they would begin recounts Sunday morning. Judge Krista Marx said Bucher should have submitted improperly completed ballots to the county's canvassing board, instead of allowing her ... Read More »

Trump Says He Will 'Never Forgive' Obama for 'Depleting' US Military Sector


Donald Trump , with his loud and reckless innuendoes , was putting my family's safety at risk . The former first lady denounces the president for bragging in 2005 about "grabbing" women "by the p***y", and recalls how her body "buzzed with fury" after she saw the infamous Access Hollywood tape , in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women. Read More »