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Port still running in Yemen's Hodeida after airstrikes

Port still running in Yemen's Hodeida after airstrikes The UN is pushing for peace talks by the end of the year, and Sweden said it is ready to host them. The Hodeidah offensive has sparked global outcry unprecedented in almost four years of conflict between Houthis, who are linked to Iran, and the Saudi-backed government. [Full Article...]

US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region Trump has said he hopes to have a second meeting with Kim early next year, but talks between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a top North Korean official planned for last week, partly to prepare for the meeting, were cancelled. Before leaving for Singapore , Modi had said in New Delhi that his participation in the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits symbolised India's "continued commitment" t... [Full Article...]

Turkey says Saudi explanation of Khashoggi murder 'insufficient'

Turkey says Saudi explanation of Khashoggi murder 'insufficient' The case sparked global outcry, opened the kingdom to possible worldwide sanctions and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prosecutors said the highest-level official incriminated in connection with the killing is former deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri, who was sacked as pressure from Turkey and the world mounted on Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Melbourne cafe owner identified as victim of Bourke Street terror attack

Melbourne cafe owner identified as victim of Bourke Street terror attack They said every one of their father's customers was "given the same respect and service regardless of their standing in society". The Victorian government offered Malaspina's family a state funeral next week, which has been accepted. He said WA had a good capability to respond to any local attacks and frontline officers were trained to respond to so-called active shooter Incidents. [Full Article...]

Who Is Asia Bibi? The Christian Pakistani's Blasphemy Case Explained

Who Is Asia Bibi? The Christian Pakistani's Blasphemy Case Explained Cameron Ahmad said the government recognizes the delicate domestic context and won't comment further on the case, but he noted Canada is a welcoming country. The warnings came a week after Twitter blocked the account of hard-line cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi because of his death threats against the Supreme Court judges who acquitted Bibi , including calling on the judges' servants to kill them. [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence Daniels signed a nondisclosure agreement, but has sued to void that document because Trump never signed them. But he brought it up while noting Avenatti's major role in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings through his representation of Julie Swetnick , whose allegations against Kavanaugh came under scrutiny last month . [Full Article...]

9 killed as California wildfires spread

9 killed as California wildfires spread The fast-moving blaze consumed most of Paradise, a town roughly 80 miles north of Sacramento. Osby said losses to homes were significant but did not say how many had burned. "There are quite a few of them we've seen, trying to escape the flames and get out, get to safety, because their home, their habitat, is on fire", she said. [Full Article...]

At least 25 dead as wildfires continue to blaze across California

At least 25 dead as wildfires continue to blaze across California The victims have not been identified. Additional 40 miles per hour winds will blow across the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California near Sacramento where the so-called Camp Fire has claimed at least 23 lives. "It's devastating. It's like 'welcome to hell, '" resident Cynthia Ball said about the dual disasters outside a centre serving as a shelter for evacuees. [Full Article...]

Haftar’s Visit to Palermo Vowing to Instill Political Stability in Libya

Haftar’s Visit to Palermo Vowing to Instill Political Stability in Libya Witnesses say Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a meeting and handshake Tuesday between the Tripoli-based United Nations -backed prime minister, Fayez Serraj, and rival Gen. In an interview provided by his media office, Haftar said he wanted to meet with African leaders in particular to discuss migration. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte regretted Turkey's withdrawal from the talks. [Full Article...]

California's Camp Fire burned hot enough to melt aluminum in cars

California's Camp Fire burned hot enough to melt aluminum in cars The Camp Fire , burning north of San Francisco, has killed at least 29 people, matching the deadliest fire in the state's history. Two people have also been reported dead from the Woolsey Fire in Southern California . SunTrust analyst Ali Agha in a note to clients said the sell-off in Edison International was likely overdone because total acres and property burned so far in its territory w... [Full Article...]

China shows J-20 jets missiles for the first time at airshow

China shows J-20 jets missiles for the first time at airshow China's most advanced stealth fighter showed off its six onboard missiles for the first time on Sunday at the country's largest airshow. The Chinese armed forces have publicly displayed the missile payload of their latest stealth fighter, with local experts claiming the aircraft could potentially trump competitors in the United States. [Full Article...]

Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster

Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster The Woolsey fire in the south has so far killed two people and damaged a number of beach resorts. So if you love independent, local journalism, join us. The sheriff said he also has requested three portable morgue teams from the US military, a "disaster mortuary" crew and an unspecified number of cadaver dog units to assist in the search for human remains. [Full Article...]

Here's What's Happened So Far in the Florida Recount - Hit & Run

Here's What's Happened So Far in the Florida Recount - Hit & Run Matt Caldwell and Democrat Nikki Fried . The Republicans, backed by Trump, have openly accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election despite presenting no evidence to support the claim. State monitors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement say there are no indications of fraud in the county's vote. Once the machine recount is completed, a hand recount will be ordered if ... [Full Article...]

Jim Acosta: White House defends revoking CNN man's access

Jim Acosta: White House defends revoking CNN man's access District Court. Contrary to CNN's claims, Sanders argued that it was Mr. Acosta's actions that hurt the First Amendment, not the White House's attempt to essentially restore the standards of an "orderly and fair press conference". The move by CNN is just part of the continuing fallout from a recent heated confrontation between Acosta and President Donald Trump. The White House later rele... [Full Article...]

Migrant caravan group reaches U.S. border

Migrant caravan group reaches U.S. border US Secretary Of Defence Jim Mattis said he would travel to the border area on Wednesday (local time ), which would be his first visit since the military announced that over 7,000 US troops would go to the area as the caravan of mostly Hondurans made its way through Mexico. [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia on 1MDB, says PM

Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia on 1MDB, says PM Pressure has been piling onto the Wall Street bank ever since the Department of Justice (DoJ) accused two of its former bankers of participating in a scheme that stole billions from Malaysia's economic development fund , 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). [Full Article...]

Trump’s angry tweets on Paris terror attacks anniversary lack ‘common decency’

Trump’s angry tweets on Paris terror attacks anniversary lack ‘common decency’ Trump was referring to a speech Macron delivered over the weekend on the centenary of World War I in which the French president derided the perils of nationalism in a veiled critique of Trump's America First doctrine. "Little reported-Fake News!" he added . Later, President Macron reiterated that Europe needs to build up its own military because it can no longer depend on the U.S. [Full Article...]

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Climate Change Activists Outside Pelosi's Office

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Climate Change Activists Outside Pelosi's Office While she's expected to lock up the caucus speaker vote with a majority of members on November 28, they're hoping to publicly release their letter before that vote to hammer their point home. Tim Ryan of OH, saying he had no plans to jump in at the moment. According to a CNN tally, 10 incoming freshman have said they'd oppose Pelosi, while 13 incumbents have vowed to oppose her. [Full Article...]

Iran is meeting obligations of nuclear deal, says IAEA

Iran is meeting obligations of nuclear deal, says IAEA Speaking to reporters in Tehran after a meeting with the Parliament speaker and Judiciary chief, Rouhani said the USA government is after pressure and cruelty to the Iranian nation. The Iraqi president also emphasized that his country wanted to maintain "balanced" relations with all its neighbors and the global community. In related news, the US State Department announced that the Special Repr... [Full Article...]

Thousand Oaks Bar Shooter Ian Long Posted on Instagram During Killings

Thousand Oaks Bar Shooter Ian Long Posted on Instagram During Killings Dean told the Los Angeles Times that the amount of blood within the vicinity made it hard to determine whether Long killed himself or was shot to death by police. "They felt he might be suffering from PTSD, the fact he was a veteran". "Every Marine is trained in urban warfare and indoor gun fighting", said Marc Bender, an instructor for emergency responders in Riverside County, California. [Full Article...]


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