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Indian couple fall to death while taking selfie

Indian couple fall to death while taking selfie They set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Viswanath's brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told The Associated Press . In an eerie coincidence, a man who had hiked to the same spot with his girlfriend captured pictures of Meenakshi prior to her fall, saying she appears in the background of two of their photos. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's 'father of the Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack

Pakistan's 'father of the Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack He also led the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Akora Khattak, Dawn reported. He was killed by unidentified attackers in a house where he was staying, his son was quoted as saying by the report. Haq's killing has come when religio-political parties in Pakistan are protesting on the streets against the Supreme Court's decision to acquit Asia Bibi. [Full Article...]

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in south-east London

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in south-east London One person has been arrested , police confirmed, and teams of armed officers attended the scene. "Evacuations have taken place as a precaution", the force said in a statement. A315 Kensington High Street has been closed between Kensington Church Street and Wright's Lane. The London Ambulance Service said it took one victim to a hospital and the other to a major trauma centre. [Full Article...]

Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing When he refused, she walked up to the front of the bus to confront him. Then, as he tries to regain control of the bus he swerves off the bridge, sending the bus plummeting 60 metres into the Yangtze river in the Wanzhou District of China's sprawling Chongqing city. [Full Article...]

Banks Defiant as Remainer-dominated Commission Refers Leave.EU to Crime Agency

Banks Defiant as Remainer-dominated Commission Refers Leave.EU to Crime Agency Bob Posner, the Electoral Commission's director of political finance, said: "We have reasonable grounds to suspect money given to Better for the Country came from impermissible sources and that Mr Banks and Ms Bilney, the responsible person for Leave.EU, knowingly concealed the true circumstances under which this money was provided. [Full Article...]

Fairfax County sisters in NYC since Sept. 1 after DC, Philadelphia stops

Fairfax County sisters in NYC since Sept. 1 after DC, Philadelphia stops Tala and Rotana moved to the US from Saudi Arabia with their mother in 2015, settling in Fairfax, a suburb of Washington D.C., police said. At a briefing Wednesday, police said the medical examiner determined the sisters were alive when they entered the water, but did not specify a cause of death. [Full Article...]

Denmark accuses Iran of political 'assassination' plot on its soil

Denmark accuses Iran of political 'assassination' plot on its soil The Iranian ambassador to Copenhagen was summoned to the foreign ministry over the allegations. A Norwegian national of Iranian descent, was arrested on October 21 in neighbouring Sweden and has been extradited to Denmark . After that attack, Tehran summoned Denmark's ambassador and accused the Danish government of harboring members of the "terrorist group". The Danish intelligenc... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince 'said he was unsafe Islamist'

Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince 'said he was unsafe Islamist' Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with a delegation of pro-Israeli advocates in Riyadh amid reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the USA to keep supporting the young prince against worldwide criticism. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan calls for calm as protests erupt after blasphemy verdict

Imran Khan calls for calm as protests erupt after blasphemy verdict Hospitals were on high alert due to fear of clashes as police and paramilitary forces tried to contain the disturbance. "The chief justice and two others deserve to be killed", Muhammad Afzal Qadri, a TLP co-founder, told a protest rally in Lahore. [Full Article...]

Trump political ad assailed as 'sickening,' racially divisive

Trump political ad assailed as 'sickening,' racially divisive Some Democrats, including Robert Reich, who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, compared the spot to the 1988 "Willie Horton" ad , which supporters of Republican then-candidate George H.W. But of course "Complicit", the earlier Bracamontes-focused ad, was also released by that same leader of the Republican Party, who had just celebrated the one-year anniversary of his pr... [Full Article...]

Human Rights Watch Calls on North Korea to End Pervasive Sexual Abuse

Human Rights Watch Calls on North Korea to End Pervasive Sexual Abuse The report, " You Cry at Night but Don't Know Why ", is based on interviews with 54 North Korean refugees and eight former North Korean officials. Women who talked to the AP said they didn't even know what exactly sexual abuse was when they were in North Korea. [Full Article...]

Chinese Intelligence Officers Accused of Stealing Aerospace Secrets

Chinese Intelligence Officers Accused of Stealing Aerospace Secrets The indictments came 20 days after the Department of Justice obtained the unprecedented extradition of a senior Chinese intelligence official from Belgium to stand trial in the United States for running the alleged state-sponsored effort to steal USA aviation industry secrets. [Full Article...]

Georgia sheriff puts signs in sex offenders' yards

Georgia sheriff puts signs in sex offenders' yards While the signs have created some buzz online, Sheriff Gary Long says they are placed in accordance with Georgia Law. The signs feature stop signs and a Halloween bag with a large caution sign over it. Offenders are also forbidden from opening the door for trick-or-treaters. 'But I'm not in the business of making them happy. How do you know your child will be safe when they knock on someone's ... [Full Article...]

USA charges financier, former Goldman bankers for 1MDB

USA charges financier, former Goldman bankers for 1MDB He was arrested in Malaysia on Thursday. The alleged misappropriation of billions of dollars from the 1MDB fund has become the focus of an global scandal reaching from Malaysia to the United States to Hong Kong. The investment bank, which generated about $600m in fees for its work with 1MDB, has in the past repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and said it was cooperating with authorities. [Full Article...]

Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

Vice President Mike Pence went after Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams Thursday over her recent round of high-profile celebrity endorsements. Among that "onslaught", Winfrey blasted Republican ads she'd seen in her hotel room casting Abrams as too radical for the state, calling it "noise...created to confound you with fear". [Full Article...]

Lion Air executives suspended as crash probe widens

Lion Air executives suspended as crash probe widens Ms Cintya was on the flight to Pangkal Pinang for work with two colleagues from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The crash is the first one involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new fuel-efficient version of the legendary passenger jet. [Full Article...]

Trump accused of stoking immigration fears by sending 5,200 troops to border

Trump accused of stoking immigration fears by sending 5,200 troops to border But critics say Trump is overstating the caravan's impact in order to influence the upcoming mid-term elections. Mexico's interior minister said Sunday that temporary identity numbers had been issued to more than 300 migrants, which would allow them to stay and work in Mexico. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi was strangled or suffocated and body dismembered, Turkish prosecutor says

Khashoggi was strangled or suffocated and body dismembered, Turkish prosecutor says The statement is the first public confirmation by a Turkish official that Mr Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered after he entered the Saudi Consulate on October 2 to collect paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. Later on, Turkish officials disclosed that they had evidence to prove that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was murdered by a team of Saudi agent... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests up to 15,000 troops could deploy to border

Trump suggests up to 15,000 troops could deploy to border That is in addition to 2,092 National Guard troops who have been along the border for several months on a separate, but related, mission. He defended his decision to send up to 15,000 active military troops to the border, and compared them to a "wall" - although his plan to construct a wall on the border is not yet complete, having received $1.6 billion in funding despite his proposal to spend... [Full Article...]

Sebastian Kurz rejects United Nations migration pact

Sebastian Kurz rejects United Nations migration pact Hungary later said that it would not sign the final document . Austria, current holder of the EU's rotating presidency, accepted one per cent of its population in asylum seekers during the 2015 migrant crisis which saw more than a million people enter Europe from the Middle East and Africa. [Full Article...]


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