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Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: Israeli army

Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: Israeli army The overnight fighting Saturday is the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks. The fighting followed a bloody day of border protests, in which Israeli forces shot and killed five Palestinians protesting along the perimeter fence dividing Hamas-ruled Gaza and Israel . [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka President sacks Prime Minister

Sri Lanka President sacks Prime Minister Sirisena later issued an official gazette notification that declared the removal of Wickremesinghe and appointment of Rajapaksa . The decision of making himi the Prime Minister was taken after the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) withdrew from the government. [Full Article...]

Man arrested over United States mail-bombings

Man arrested over United States mail-bombings Authorities have not said whether the van seized in Florida was linked to Sayoc. Sessions made the announcement on Friday in Washington. The 13 bombs found so far were not " hoax devices", he said, calling them "IEDs", or improvised explosive devices. [Full Article...]

Man arrested over USA mail-bombings

A criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York Friday shed new light on the motivations and techniques of suspected serial mail bomber Cesar Sayoc . Photos of what many claimed to be Sayoc's white van surfaced on live television, as officials put a tarp over it and transported it, and later, in more detail, online. [Full Article...]

Son uses blowtorch to kill spiders, sets parents' California home on fire

Son uses blowtorch to kill spiders, sets parents' California home on fire Firefighters believe the blowtorch ignited some flammable material through a crack in the bricks. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed in the blaze. The incident reminded fire officials of popular memes circulated online showing homes fully engulfed in flames with anti-spider sentiments like: "There was a spider, I panicked". [Full Article...]

Man arrested for attempted theft of Magna Carta

Man arrested for attempted theft of Magna Carta ASSOCIATED PRESS Police arrested a man they say attempted to smash and grab an original copy of the Magna Carta in Salisbury , England. Image: The document is kept in a glass box in Salisbury Cathedral. The 1215 copy of the Magna Carter is undamaged, police said. "They then held onto him with hands behind his back whilst they picked up the hammer". [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime' - USA

Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime' - USA Saudi Arabia's account of Khashoggi's fate has not been consistent. Saudi officials told The Associated Press this week that the kingdom sent a team to Turkey that included a forensics expert and a member whose job was to dress in the 59-year-old writer's clothes and pretend to be him - though they were insisting as late as Tuesday that his death was an accident. [Full Article...]

Couple plunges to death at Yosemite National Park’s Taft Point, officials say

Couple plunges to death at Yosemite National Park’s Taft Point, officials say The two people have not yet been identified. As of Thursday evening, their identities had not been released. Taft Point provides dramatic views of some of Yosemite Valley's iconic spots, including El Capitan. More than 10 people have died at the park this year, some from falling and others from natural causes, Mr Gediman said. In September, an Israeli teen, 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter, died ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls in military over migrant march

Donald Trump calls in military over migrant march The caravan consists of an estimated 7,000, though estimates range from 3,500 to 10,000. A group of migrants said they had witnessed a child run over by a truck. But the person leading/speaking for the caravan, Denis Omar Contreras, is a PSF organizer? Trump tweeted: "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the Unit... [Full Article...]

Strong quake hits Greek island, no major damage reported

Strong quake hits Greek island, no major damage reported The natural disaster could be felt along western Greece , but was felt the strongest in the capital of Athens which is northeast of Zakynthos. The power cut and slight damage to the port of Zakynthos, near the epicentre, would not affect port operations, officials said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince Vows To Bring Khashoggi Killers To Justice

Saudi Crown Prince Vows To Bring Khashoggi Killers To Justice Spokespersons for the CIA and Turkish intelligence declined to comment on Haspel's review of the recording. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty ImagesTrump does not want to reduce arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a response to Khashoggi's death. 2 to get documents he needed to marry his fiancée, Turkish national Hatice Cengiz. The arrests were accompanied by an announcement that King Salman was placin... [Full Article...]

18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students on trip

18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students on trip A number of families were having picnics in the area when the flood hit and they were also among the dead and injured. "It swept away the students for 4 to 5 kilometers", some as far as the Dead Sea, he said. "The students were on a school trip and it appears that a mudslide along the road swept their bus away", the official said. There have been deadly incidents involving flash floods in Jor... [Full Article...]

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border About 2,100 National Guardsmen are already deployed to the border, following a Trump order in April. The official said the troops would satisfy elements of a "wish list" for military assistance sent to the Pentagon by the Department of Homeland Security, the USA agency with responsibility for the border. [Full Article...]

No Olives? Putin Pokes Fun at US Seal Amid Arms Pact Dispute

No Olives? Putin Pokes Fun at US Seal Amid Arms Pact Dispute U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is meeting with Russia's defense minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced that he meant to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. "We will assess the implications for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, for our security, of the new Russian missile ", he said . About 95 percent of the ... [Full Article...]

Texts suggest Gillum got Hamilton tickets from undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent

Texts suggest Gillum got Hamilton tickets from undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent As of Wednesday, the mayor was polling almost 6 percentage points ahead of DeSantis, who exposed himself during the first debate Sunday as being more anxious about attacking Gillum than with policy. "The goal is obviously to use my candidacy as a way to reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men", Gillum claimed regarding Republicans invoking the newly-surfaced messages. [Full Article...]

Ethiopia's first female president: A glittering local, global career

Ethiopia's first female president: A glittering local, global career Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation. "In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future, but also normalises women as decision-makers in public life", he sa... [Full Article...]

China Trolls Trump Over Report It's Hacked His iPhone

China Trolls Trump Over Report It's Hacked His iPhone Russians too are said to be eavesdropping on President Trump. China is reportedly tracking people Trump speaks with in hopes of using them to influence the president and USA policy and has identified Stephen Schwartzman and Steve Wynn as frequent contacts. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace

Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace For two weeks, Saudi authorities had said Khashoggi, who moved to the USA past year for fear of being caught up in the wave of arrests sweeping the kingdom, had left the building. "Obviously, if [the crown prince] has gone forth and murdered this journalist, he's now crossed the line, and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", said Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation pledges ‘balance’ if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

However, Bolton's talks in Moscow were dominated by Trump's decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty. Afterwards, Trump's Democratic Party opponents, and some members of his own Republican Party, accused him of failing to stand up to Putin, especially over allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections. [Full Article...]

CNN slams White House in wake of apparent bombing attempt

CNN slams White House in wake of apparent bombing attempt The package sent to CNN was addressed to ex-CIA Director John Brennan, the network said . The White House has accused the CNN of dividing America as the news network criticised the Trump administration for a "total and complete lack of understanding" of the seriousness of its attacks on the media following the discovery of an explosive package sent to CNN's New York City office. [Full Article...]


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