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North California Wildfire: Deaths Reported, 2 Firefighters Injured

North California Wildfire: Deaths Reported, 2 Firefighters Injured The National Weather Service had predicted risky fire weather conditions in California because of Santa Ana winds, which roar in from the east and accelerate down California's north-to-south-oriented mountain slopes. An evacuation order issued by the county extended up to the city's limits. "I don't know. When I left it was all on fire". "It's a very risky and very serious situation", Butte Co... [Full Article...]

One killed, two injured in Melbourne 'terror' attack

One killed, two injured in Melbourne 'terror' attack One of the officers shot him in the chest. Policemen block members of the public from walking towards the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne , Australia , November 9, 2018 . "We are now treating this as a terrorism event", said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, adding that the suspect is "someone that is known to us" and had been travelling in a 4×4 packed with gas bottle... [Full Article...]

United States immigration officials move to restrict asylum at border

United States immigration officials move to restrict asylum at border Frequently attacking a caravan of thousands of Central Americans making their way north through Mexico, Mr Trump ordered troops to the border and declared the migrants to be an "invasion". Officials say the new policy is grounded in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. It's unknown whether those in the caravan, many fleeing violence in their homeland, plan to cross illegally. [Full Article...]

Iran's economy to suffer but likely ride out USA sanctions

Iran's economy to suffer but likely ride out USA sanctions Energy Information Administration reported the seventh consecutive weekly increase in U.S. crude stockpiles. The Trump administration on Monday reinstated sanctions on Iran's energy , banking and shipping industries, marking the end of a 180-day grace period the US set for oil buyers to reduce to zero imports from Iran. [Full Article...]

Terrifying moment police shoot knife-wielding man on Bourke Street

Terrifying moment police shoot knife-wielding man on Bourke Street The officers were seen trying for at least a minute to detain the man peaceably as his attacks on them continued before one office shot him with a weapon. The buildings surrounding the incident were put into lockdown, and police blocked off sections of Bourke and Swanston streets. A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition. [Full Article...]

Evacuations ordered, structures destroyed as fast-moving "Camp Fire" grows in California

Evacuations ordered, structures destroyed as fast-moving Over the course of the day, evacuation orders were issued in Paradise, Concow, and Pulga, towns about 200 miles north of San Francisco. Adventist Health Feather River, a hospital in Paradise, evacuated its patients on Thursday afternoon. At least one nursing home and hospital were evacuated and several homes were on fire, according to the Sacramento Bee , and the region is covered with thick, d... [Full Article...]

Questions over Mueller probe after Trump fires Sessions

Questions over Mueller probe after Trump fires Sessions By forcing Attorney General Jeff Session to resign and appointing Matthew Whitaker-a hostile critic of Mueller's probe into election meddling-progressive organizers say the emergency nationwide #ProtectMueller protests are created to raise the alarm about the "existential threat" Whitaker poses to the investigation and to let Trump know in no uncertain terms that " nobody is above the la... [Full Article...]

White House Defends Ban on Reporter

White House Defends Ban on Reporter President Donald Trump . White House staffers decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved. "Distract, make Jim Acosta the story and you don't have to talk about global warming, taxes for rich people", she added. Mr Watson posted his defence on Twitter, saying: "Here's the video that proves I did not "doctor" or "speed ... [Full Article...]

With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself. He wrote a year ago on CNN .com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances. [Full Article...]

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe The bill has been reported out by the Senate Judiciary Committee and King has previously voiced his backing of the bill on Twitter . In 2017, he wrote an op-ed for CNN in which he concluded "Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing". [Full Article...]

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot Once he was stabilised he was airlifted by the helicopter to Mackay Base Hospital. Emergency services were able to get the man to hospital but he later died. Sharks and Rays Australia principal scientist Barbara Wueringer said the attacks could be occurring from boaties dumping fish carcasses and other organic waste into the harbour. [Full Article...]

Dead After California Shooting At Popular Nightspot, Police Say

Dead After California Shooting At Popular Nightspot, Police Say Several hundred people were inside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California , Wednesday night when a gunman attacked the venue, killing 12 people including a police officer . "It was chaos, people jumping out of windows, people hopping over gates to get out" Steinwender told KABC-TV. The killer also deployed a smoke device, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

White House bars CNN Reporter after heated Trump exchange

White House bars CNN Reporter after heated Trump exchange To state otherwise is fake news. Sanders said Thursday the White House stood by its decision: "The question is: did the reporter make contact or not?" She tweeted a video purportedly backing up that claim. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who was in attendance at the press conference, later wrote on Twitter , "We all value a free press, but it's unfortunate that some reporters seem more inte... [Full Article...]

Dutch man hopes legal age change will get him more Tinder matches

Dutch man hopes legal age change will get him more Tinder matches If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different vehicle. Ratelband argues that he feels two decades younger than he actually is - doctors told him he has the body of a younger man, he says, and while in most cases that compliment is rhetorical, Ratelband is taking a more literal approach. [Full Article...]

White House touts Trump's role in midterms as polls start to close

White House touts Trump's role in midterms as polls start to close Early returns showed Democrats poised to pick up the 23 House seats they needed to gain a foothold in Congress from which to counter Trump. "We have long cautioned against assuming the House was a done deal for the Democrats, and we don't think readers should be stunned if things go haywire for Democrats tomorrow night", Crystal Ball editor-in-chief Larry Sabato and managing editor Kyle Kondi... [Full Article...]

Press freedom advocates released after detention in Tanzania

Press freedom advocates released after detention in Tanzania CPJ believes that their colleagues' electronics might have been compromised since a tweet was sent from Quintal's account stating that they had been released but no one has contacted them directly from the organisation. "If they want to engage themselves in anything more than a normal visit then they have to request appropriate permits", spokesperson for Tanzania's immigration ministry Ally Mtanda... [Full Article...]

Another Lion Air Hit a Pole in Bengkulu; Pilot, Aircraft Grounded

Another Lion Air Hit a Pole in Bengkulu; Pilot, Aircraft Grounded Erroneous readings can in some circumstances cause the 737 MAX to point the nose down sharply to keep air under the wings and avoid a stall, according to a person briefed on the matter. On the fatal flight, the plane hit the water at very high speed after it had been cleared to return to the airport minutes after becoming airborne. [Full Article...]

Eight feared dead after two buildings collapse in France

Eight feared dead after two buildings collapse in France In total, according to the authorities, 5 to 8 people might have been buried under the rubble. Images taken before the collapse show large cracks in the facade of number 63; a former resident, retired college lecturer Mark Mason, told the Guardian he had been forced to sell his flat in the building to the council in 2012 under a compulsory purchase order after the first storey floor collapse... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump to spend Election Day out of public eye

Pres. Trump to spend Election Day out of public eye But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave" that never fully materialized. "If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level". [Full Article...]

US abruptly postpones talks with top North Korean official

US abruptly postpones talks with top North Korean official But it comes amid renewed doubts about the Trump administration's efforts to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal in exchange for security guarantees and sanctions relief. State-run media, in a statement last week, warned that North Korea was "seriously" considering a return to a guiding policy of building nuclear weapons and said that sanctions were "incompatible" with improving re... [Full Article...]


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