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US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem
- October 30, 2016

A top UNESCO panel approved a controversial resolution ignoring Jewish and Christian historical ties to the Temple Mount on Wednesday, prompting Israel to withdraw its envoy to the United Nations cultural organization. "These resolutions are continuously one-sided and inflammatory". Thousands of Christians from around the world recently visited Jerusalem to trace the footsteps of Jesus through the cobbled, winding streets of the Old City, just as they do every Sukkot. (more...)
Family of 11 killed by airstrikes in Yemen Family of 11 killed by airstrikes in Yemen
- October 30, 2016

The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen's president. "After the completion of the [Houthi] withdrawal from Sanaa and the handing over of heavy and medium weapons (including ballistic missiles) Hadi will transfer all his powers to a Vice President, and the Vice President will appoint a new Prime Minister". (more...)
Clinton, Michelle Obama campaign in NC Clinton, Michelle Obama campaign in NC
- October 30, 2016

The ad for Rep. Robert Dold of IL calls him an "independent voice" who has "stood up" to Trump, the first time the committee, which is devoted to electing Republicans to the House, has used a message openly critical of the party's presidential nominee. (more...)
Pak violates ceasefire, Indian girl injured Pak violates ceasefire, Indian girl injured
- October 30, 2016

Kashmir Day has been marked as a national holiday in Pakistan since 1990 as a day of protest against Indian control of Jammu and part of Kashmir, in northern India, known as Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK). "Subhash was injured due to recoil and was admitted to a medical facility where he succumbed late last night", the official said. Pak repeats barbaric act: THIS is not the first time Pakistan has mutilated the bodies of Indian soldiers. (more...)
Heathrow expansion project faces protests after Parliament's approval Heathrow expansion project faces protests after Parliament's approval
- October 30, 2016

The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) claimed that the new runway will bring economic benefits to passengers and the wider economy in Britain worth up to £61 billion. The North East Chamber of Commerce has also revealed its support for the Government's decision. Greening is expected to give her reaction to the decision in a message to her constituents in Putney, southwest London. (more...)
Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria
- October 30, 2016

On Wednesday, an American military representative said that Kurdish militias will be included in the operation against Raqqa . Turkey said on Wednesday it will press its military offensive in Syria until the Islamic State terror group is driven from the town of al-Bab, despite a warning from forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a helicopter attack on the rebels it backs. (more...)
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
- October 29, 2016

The Observatory says clashes are ongoing around the city. Sergey Lavrov and his counterparts Javad Zarif and Walid al-Moallem discussed the current situation in Syria, including military, political and humanitarian state, as well as joint efforts on fight against terrorism. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Camp Demands FBI Give Details On Email Inquiry
- October 29, 2016

Hours earlier the FBI announced it was looking into whether emails uncovered during a sexting investigation of former congressman Anthony Weiner contain classified information. After weeks of declaring the race "rigged" in favor of his opponent, Trump declared Friday he has "great respect" for the FBI and the Justice Department, now that they are "willing to have the courage to right the frightful mistake that they made" in concluding the investigation earlier. (more...)
Syrian rebels start 'mother of all battles' to unblock Aleppo (maps, videos)
- October 29, 2016

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which is monitoring the fighting, said at least 15 civilians had been killed and 100 wounded by rebel shelling of the government-held west of the city. The offensive reportedly includes al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate who launched a wave of suicide auto bombs against Syrian regime positions, along with us -backed elements of the Free Syrian Army. (more...)
Brisbane bus driver set alight in random Brisbane bus driver set alight in random "senseless" attack
- October 29, 2016

Police said that as per the inquiry after 9 AM passengers were boarding a bus on Beaudesert Road when a man threw an item at the driver causing the fire. Onlookers broke through the back doors of the bus to help the passengers escape the flames and smoke. "It's lucky the whole bus didn't become engulfed in flames", Keogh said. (more...)
One army jawan, one terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara One army jawan, one terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara
- October 29, 2016

Indian forces are giving a befitting reply to unprovoked infiltration bid by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. The army said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan. Most of the incidents of heavy cross-border fire have been directed in the Jammu sector, in areas below Mendhar - Akhnoor, RS Pura, Samba and Arnia - which have got huge built up areas. (more...)
Vladimir Putin adviser's death in Washington hotel ruled an accident Vladimir Putin adviser's death in Washington hotel ruled an accident
- October 29, 2016

A statement by D.C. police and the US attorney's office for the District of Columbia said, "Based on the evidence, including video footage and witness interviews, Mr Lesin. Annual reports submitted by the medical examiner's office show that intoxication plays a role in a large number of the accidental deaths investigated by the office. (more...)
Iran condemns terror attack in Pakistan Iran condemns terror attack in Pakistan
- October 29, 2016

While most of the casualties were from the academy, some of the soldiers who responded to the assault also were killed, said Shahzada Farhat, a police spokesman in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Funerals were held in Quetta on Wednesday, where bereaved relatives were forced to personally collect their family members' bodies from the attack site as emergency services struggled to cope with the toll. (more...)
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
- October 28, 2016

But he asked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta how to handle the Bill Clinton topic. Band's company insists it got no special benefit for its work with Clinton. "At the very least, the Republicans could create an atmosphere of uncertainty and cast shadows". The loudest critic has to be Neera Tanden , CEO of Center for American Progress, who has railed against Hillary's private email system . (more...)
Nissan to manufacture new Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland Plant Nissan to manufacture new Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland Plant
- October 28, 2016

The company were not going to invest in the branch unless compensation for costs relating to new trade tarrifs was guaranteed by the government. May has met Nissan executives privately, and the business secretary, Greg Clark, met company representatives on a recent trip to Japan. (more...)
Donald Trump Gets Booed at the Annual Al Smith Dinner
- October 28, 2016

Georgia has voted heavily Republican in every presidential election since 1992, when they last voted for a Democrat, former President Bill Clinton. He cited comments Mrs. In fact, just before taking the dais, Hillary accidentally bumped into me and she, very civilly, said: "'Pardon me.' And I very politely replied, 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office'". (more...)
First lady says Clinton is her friend First lady says Clinton is her friend
- October 28, 2016

This was not her first choice for me. But this is truly an unprecedented election and that's why I'm out here. "As Michelle reminds us, this election is about our kids and, in my case, our grandkids", Clinton said. They embraced and smiled. As Clinton called on voters to rise above the nastiness of the race, new WikiLeaks disclosures threatened her campaign, notably an email in which aide Douglas Band detailed his own moneymaking efforts both on behalf of Bill Clinton personally and on ... (more...)
Gambia becomes latest African nation to quit ICC
- October 27, 2016

But a mass exit by African countries would undoubtedly hobble the ICC. "Gambia's announcement is particularly shocking given that the ICC's prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is herself Gambian and a champion of worldwide justice and the fight against global impunity". (more...)
Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out
- October 27, 2016

The Philippines is one of the oldest US allies in Asia, and hosted permanent USA military bases until they were evicted in 1992. The Japanese government's willingness to offer economic assistance to the Southeast Asian nation comes against the backdrop of China's aggressive maritime advances in the South China Sea, among other issues. (more...)
Gambia Withdraws From The International Criminal Court Gambia Withdraws From The International Criminal Court
- October 27, 2016

The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of "persecuting" Africans. "Yet even if it were, the tokenism would have been justified to show that the court is more than the imperialist agent of regime change that many Africans consider it", he said. (more...)
ISIS regional leader killed in Turkey, report says ISIS regional leader killed in Turkey, report says
- October 27, 2016

But Dabiq holds crucial ideological importance for ISIS and its followers because of a Sunni prophecy that states it will be the site of an end-of-times battle between Christian forces and Muslims. Nine rebels were killed and 28 wounded during clashes, according to Anadolu news agency. "They retreated without a fight", he said. In Iraq the army backed by Shi'ite Muslim militia groups has this year recaptured Falluja and is now poised for an offensive on Mosul, where Islamic State's leader, ... (more...)
Donald Trump tries to tune out Trump TV rumors
- October 26, 2016

Trump created a similar event on Facebook Live to stream the pre-and post-debate coverage of the third presidential debate last week that journalists said could be a "preview" of Trump launching a television news network . "These thieves and crooks, they're disgraceful", Trump told a crowd of around 8,000 people. So it is not going to be a journalism channel, despite being an all-around copycat of Fox News-style presentation. (more...)
Mediterranean three times more deadly than 2015
- October 26, 2016

UNHCR is alarmed at the high death toll being seen this year among refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean . This year only 327,800 people made the same trip. This may be to do with the shifting smuggler business model or geared towards lowering detection risks, but it also makes the work of rescuers harder. (more...)
Syria: Humanitarian aid truce extended Syria: Humanitarian aid truce extended
- October 26, 2016

They said Russian Federation was being allowed to impose its own agenda despite its clear "violations of worldwide law". Laerke added that United Nations officials would continue to assess the situation in Aleppo on a "day-by-day, hour-by-hour basis", and were still hopeful that humanitarian operations could begin after "all the pieces of the complicated puzzle fall into place". (more...)
Spain: King expected to call on PM to form govt, end impasse Spain: King expected to call on PM to form govt, end impasse
- October 26, 2016

The 61-year-old will likely succeed this time after the Socialists voted Sunday to abstain in such a vote - giving him enough traction to get through. This resulted in a fragmented parliament where no grouping had enough lawmakers to govern alone, even if Rajoy's Popular Party (PP) won the most seats. (more...)
Belgium urged to break EU-Canada trade deadlock by Monday Belgium urged to break EU-Canada trade deadlock by Monday
- October 24, 2016

On Saturday, Magnette told European Parliament President Martin Schulz that he was not yet ready to make a final decision on the issue, claiming that the agreement still needs time to be thought through. The deal between over 500 million European Union citizens and 35 million Canadians would eliminate nearly all tariffs. At one point, Freeland appeared to stifle a sigh. (more...)
10 best zingers Clinton, Trump traded at Al Smith dinner 10 best zingers Clinton, Trump traded at Al Smith dinner
- October 24, 2016

They tried to make it amusing but plenty of the jokes bombed, and some even earned scattered boos. She's doubled the amount of money spent on ads from August to September. "That's why you've got to get out and vote, you've got to watch ". "I understand that they need a president who cares about them, will listen to them and I want to be their president", she said. (more...)
Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive
- October 24, 2016

Neither residents nor rebels in the opposition-held part of Aleppo heeded calls from Syria's army and Moscow to leave during the ceasefire, after weeks of devastating bombardment and a three-month government siege. By this morning, the city was quiet, but it was unclear if there would be any renewal of the truce , which Moscow and Damascus said was meant to allow civilians and rebels to leave the east. (more...)
Watch Trump Get Booed While Roasting Clinton at Catholic Charity Event
- October 23, 2016

He then accused her of attacking Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries. Mr Trump leads Mrs Clinton by 44 per cent to 42 per cent among likely voters in the southern state, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 9 per cent in the poll. One of the country's most popular Democrats, the first lady for years has been loath to devote significant time to campaigning, but has done so in recent days with searing indictments of Trump's treatment of women. (more...)
Palestinian stone thrower shot dead by Israeli troops Palestinian stone thrower shot dead by Israeli troops
- October 23, 2016

On Thursday, Israeli troops in the West Bank shot dead a Palestinian teenager who hurled rocks at a patrol, the Israel Defense Forces said . Israeli soldiers detained a 38-year-old Palestinian after raiding, searching, and wreaking havoc in his home in al-Jildeh area in Hebron. (more...)
Did Trump launch Trump TV during the last debate? Did Trump launch Trump TV during the last debate?
- October 23, 2016

In an election where anything can happen and already has, it's always premature to predict that Donald Trump will lose. His co-host, Boris Epshteyn, agreed: "He prosecuted the case against Hillary Clinton perfectly". But "Trump TV" talk has been backed up by reporting by Vanity Fair, The New York Times and other outlets. The latest word was that his son-in-law, Observer publisher Jared Kushner, had met with veteran media-industry advisor Aryeh Bourkoff of LionTree Advisors. (more...)
Turkish-backed Syrian opposition captures Dabiq from IS Turkish-backed Syrian opposition captures Dabiq from IS
- October 22, 2016

Instead of waging an epic battle, however, the last Islamic State fighters defending Dabiq fled without a fight on Sunday in the face of an advance by a small force of Free Syrian Army rebels, backed by Turkey and by USA airstrikes. He said about 2,000 rebel fighters were involved in the offensive. However, instead of summoning the "infidel" forces they had anticipated, ISIS' leadership lost the area to an offensive carried out by Syrian Muslim rebels and supported by the Turkish military. (more...)
US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea
- October 22, 2016

A USA navy warship carried out a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea on Friday near islands claimed by China and two other Asian countries, US officials told Reuters . The United States has no claims in the region, but it has pressured regional allies to help stymie China's growth. "This will not change", Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said during a visit to China in July. (more...)
PGA event in Malaysia interrupted as six-foot long PYTHON emerges onto course
- October 22, 2016

The PGA Tour kicked off the 2016-17 season with the Safeway Open last week in Napa as Brendan Steele picked up the win storming from behind in the Final Round. With that in mind we've selected some of our top "sleeper" names that you should keep an eye on as they take on some of the best in the game. But it's still a decent start. (more...)
Army pledges to rescue remaining Chibok girls
- October 22, 2016

The parents came from the remote northeastern town of Chibok, where almost 300 girls were kidnapped on April 2014 in a mass abduction that shocked the world. Ban Ki-Moon, has welcomed the Thursday release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls after more than two years in captivity. Boko Haram is also reported to have kidnapped thousands of other people including women and children since 2009, but numerous abductions were not so widely reported in worldwide media. (more...)
Kurdish Commander Says Battle for Mosul Will Take at Least 2 Months
- October 21, 2016

The long-awaited Mosul offensive was launched on Monday, with some 30,000 federal forces leading Iraq's largest military operation since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. The group has suffered a string of defeats over the previous year, and Mosul is its last urban bastion in Iraq. But he said the United Nations anticipates "a displacement wave of some 200,000 people over the coming weeks, with up to one million displaced in the course of the operation in a worst-case scenario". (more...)
North Korea missile launch fails, says US and South Korea North Korea missile launch fails, says US and South Korea
- October 21, 2016

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said: "We strongly condemn last night's attempt, which even in failing, violated several UN Security Council resolutions". The U.S. has provided extended deterrence and the " nuclear umbrella" to South Korea after withdrawing nuclear warheads from the country in the early 1990s. (more...)
Rooney returns to Man United's starting XI
- October 21, 2016

Pogba converted a penalty just after the half-hour mark and fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial followed the midfielder's lead with a second spot-kick in quick succession. Van Persie had been serenaded throughout the night and it is also worth noting the way the crowd showed their appreciation for Wayne Rooney , starting for the first time in five matches. (more...)
Delta unveils employee uniforms designed by Zac Posen Delta unveils employee uniforms designed by Zac Posen
- October 21, 2016

Employees influenced the design and final selection of each uniform piece. "We wanted Delta employees to look glamorous on the job without sacrificing functionality and style", the couture connoisseur said in a statement. "It has been wonderful and humbling to see how the feedback was put into action and inspired this new uniform collection - even in the smallest of details". (more...)
I'm a big fan of Hindu, Trump says, promising stronger ties I'm a big fan of Hindu, Trump says, promising stronger ties
- October 20, 2016

It's a tremendous problem. Trump told the audience of about 8,000 ranging in age from toddlers to seniors: "We will beat Islamic terrorism", and also mentioned the Uri terror attack linked to terrorists from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)