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Mother reunited with son 31 years after parental abduction Mother reunited with son 31 years after parental abduction
- October 30, 2018

Police allege Jermaine Mann's father, Alan Mann Jr., abducted the boy in Toronto and slipped into the United States where he created false identities for them both. "He doesn't like to eat meat but I bought chicken and asked him, 'What am I going to do with it now?'" Mann-Lewis said. Allan Mann Jr. led a "life of lies" while illegally in the U.S., Toronto police Det. (more...)
China’s First Private Rocket Launch Fails China’s First Private Rocket Launch Fails
- October 30, 2018

After the start of the flight apparatus was normal, the first and second stages of all the processes going on in normal mode. The craft that would have been the first private Chinese rocket to deliver a satellite into orbit around the Earth failed on Saturday, the Guardian reported, with something going wrong with the Landspace Zhuque-1's third-stage deployment. (more...)
Accused Pittsburgh gunman leaves hospital, to face numerous charges Accused Pittsburgh gunman leaves hospital, to face numerous charges
- October 30, 2018

The hospital's president Dr Jeff Cohen, who is a member of the Tree of Life synagogue , told CNN: "Isn't it ironic that somebody who is yelling in the ambulance and in the hospital "I want to kill all the Jews", is taken care of by a Jewish nurse, and it's a Jewish hospital president that comes in to check on him". (more...)
Hillary 2020? Clinton says 'I'd like to be president' Hillary 2020? Clinton says 'I'd like to be president'
- October 30, 2018

Swisher asked the former secretary of state if she wanted to run for president, to which Clinton responded after a pause: "No. No". "I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there's gonna be so much work to be done", Clinton continued. (more...)
Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria: state media Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria: state media
- October 30, 2018

Ankara, which has long backed rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, and Moscow, Assad's principal foreign ally, brokered a deal last month to create a demilitarised zone in the northwest Idlib region. He also said the European countries, mainly Germany and France , might feel "compelled" to involve in such a summit on Syria and take action as the United States started to shun. (more...)
Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem
- October 29, 2018

A rabbi who helped alert authorities to the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people says it was because of recent security training that he had a cellphone on him and was able to make the call. Saturday morning as regular religious services were being held by three congregations at the the Tree of Life Synagogue. Authorities identified the alleged gunman as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. (more...)
Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation
- October 29, 2018

On Monday he met Istanbul's chief prosecutor. "We know the orders came from a member of the royal circle but have no direct information to link them to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman", the article further quoted the source as saying. Separately, the highly-placed source has confirmed that Britain's MI6 had warned its Saudi Arabian counterparts to cancel the mission, though this request was ignored. (more...)
Ireland votes to abolish 'medieval' blasphemy law Ireland votes to abolish 'medieval' blasphemy law
- October 29, 2018

In total, 951,650 (64.85 per cent of the electorate) supported the idea in a referenda held on Friday, while 515,808 (35.15 per cent) opposed it. "That is an extraordinary endorsement of the last seven years of your presidency and a really strong mandate for the next term of office over the next seven years". (more...)
Keep in mind to put clocks back an hour tonight Keep in mind to put clocks back an hour tonight
- October 29, 2018

And will it get lighter in the mornings? Basically, daylight savings has come to end, and we see the return to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as clocks go back an hour. It had been discussed for a number of years beforehand by the Government but many people opposed it the first time around. People's sleep schedules are interrupted and some studies have shown that this corresponds to increased auto accidents as drivers are thrown off by the disrupted sleep schedule and difference in light ... (more...)
Germany's Merkel prepares to give up party job Germany's Merkel prepares to give up party job
- October 29, 2018

Berlin must find a "reasonable way of working", Nahles said, arguing that the dismal picture the two parties were painting in the capital had "significantly" contributed to the regional election blow. Merkel has chaired the CDU for 18 years and has until now insisted that the presidency of the party went hand in hand with the chancellorship post. (more...)
'Pure evil': Pittsburgh shooting heightens gun issue in midterms 'Pure evil': Pittsburgh shooting heightens gun issue in midterms
- October 29, 2018

The departments said they were also increasing officer presence to help ease concerns from the community in response to the shooting. The group's Dean and Founder Rabbi Marvin Hier and Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Abraham Cooper said in a statement, "We are sickened by this horrific attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's historic Jewish neighborhood". (more...)
At least 10 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting At least 10 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
- October 29, 2018

When asked what should be done to address the violence, Trump called for an emphasis on the death penalty. The shooter, identified by CBS affiliate KDKA as 46-year-old Robert Bowers , told the paper that was he was running through the building, and heard loud, repeated gunfire that he said sounded like an automatic weapon. (more...)
Suspicious package mailed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters Suspicious package mailed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters
- October 29, 2018

The package was intercepted 3 days after a man was arrested for sending parcel bombs to democrats. He's facing charges for five federal crimes, including the illegal mailing of explosives. "Our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more."The incident on Wednesday at the NY bureau prompted a mass evacuation while CNN anchors Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were reporting on air". (more...)
High school on lockdown after student shoots schoolmate in North Carolina High school on lockdown after student shoots schoolmate in North Carolina
- October 29, 2018

A student opened fire at Butler High School on Monday, striking a classmate, police said . Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said that many students witnessed the shooting, and counselors and psychologists were available. (more...)
Bodies found duct-taped together in river identified as missing sisters Bodies found duct-taped together in river identified as missing sisters
- October 29, 2018

Both women lived in Jeddah before their mother moved to the United States and settled in Virginia. Police at the scene, October 24, 2018, near the Hudson River in New York City where the bodies of two dead females, bound in duct tape, were found. (more...)
German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses
- October 29, 2018

She also said she would not seek reelection as CDU leader in December. EUR/GBP has also pared some of its earlier losses moving to 0.8892 from lows of 0.8869 earlier as the single currency shrugs off reports of German chancellor Merkel stepping down as leader of the CDU party. (more...)
DJ accused of mailing pipe bombs 'left a trail of DNA clues' DJ accused of mailing pipe bombs 'left a trail of DNA clues'
- October 29, 2018

Sayoc is accused of mailing the devices. Sayoc is being prosecuted in NY, so his Florida hearing will likely be brief and process-oriented. Among them: former President Barack Obama , former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton , actor Robert DeNiro and billionaire financier and political megadonor George Soros. (more...)
Pittsburgh shooting: Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers hailed a hero Pittsburgh shooting: Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers hailed a hero
- October 29, 2018

Each of victims was middle-aged or older. Howard Elson, a former president at Tree of Life , recalled to The Washington Post how the two brothers would serve as honorary chairs during the synagogue's services for disabled adults. "We must unite to conquer hate". Bowers is due in court on Monday. Brady said each of those 11 counts is punishable by death. The remaining seven counts relate to his attack on responding officers. (more...)
Indian PM Modi arrives for summit with Abe Indian PM Modi arrives for summit with Abe
- October 29, 2018

India's navy - which, like Japan's , is increasingly wide-ranging at a time when China is massively upgrading its blue water assets - would benefit from Japanese maintenance facilities in return. "In Gujarat, his birthplace, Sardar sahab's statue - the tallest in the world - is being built", he said. "The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today", said the Prime Minister while addressing the Indian community at a ... (more...)
Kandahar Residents Ready To Vote Kandahar Residents Ready To Vote
- October 29, 2018

Kandahar Governor Zalmay Wesa was seriously hurt in the October 18 attack that killed provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and also targeted the commander of United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan , Gen. (more...)
Another nail-biter for Merkel as Hessians go to polls
- October 29, 2018

Supporters of the Green party celebrate after the state election in the German state of Hesse in Wiesbaden, western Germany, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Hesse's conservative governor, Volker Bouffier, complains that "the election campaign has been completely overshadowed by Berlin ". (more...)
Khashoggi fiancee declines White House visit after Trump comments Khashoggi fiancee declines White House visit after Trump comments
- October 29, 2018

She described how she had accompanied Khashoggi , 59, to the consulate and waited outside while, she thought, he was getting paperwork for their planned marriage. Saudi officials, however, asserted that he left the consulate afterwards. Erdogan has shared information on the investigation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Turkish officials in the president's office said on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations. (more...)
Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded
- October 29, 2018

PITTSBURGH - All 11 victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh have been identified and their families notified, authorities said Sunday. Dr. Chabad-Lubavitch representatives around the world stand with you, ready to help. Francis has frequently spoken out against religiously inspired violence and has denounced the easy availability of guns thanks to weapons manufacturers, whom he has called "merchants of death". (more...)
Lion Air passenger plane crashes after taking off from Jakarta Lion Air passenger plane crashes after taking off from Jakarta
- October 29, 2018

At a news conference, officials said it had been carrying 178 adults, one infant and two babies, as well as two pilots and five cabin crew. It is not yet clear how many passengers were on the flight. According to Jakarta-based Elshinta radio, a tugboat had notified the Tanjung Priok Port that it spotted a plane crashing into the water on Monday morning. (more...)
Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts spreading false info | AP business Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts spreading false info | AP business
- October 29, 2018

Facebook said about 1.02 million accounts followed at least one of these Pages, about 25,000 accounts joined at least one of these Groups, and more than 28,000 accounts followed at least one of these Instagram accounts. The social network revealed samples of content, created by the accounts it flagged as Iranian bots. Back in August , Middle East Eye reported that Iran had previously attempted to sway public opinion in the U.S. (more...)
Presidential voting ends in most of Brazil Presidential voting ends in most of Brazil
- October 29, 2018

Supporters celebrated in the streets, setting off fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach, and in Sao Paulo they gathered on the central avenue with banners and flags. In the final two days of campaigning, Bolsonaro has sounded more moderate in his statements, backing down on a plan to follow U.S. President Donald Trump's example and pull Brazil out of the Paris climate change accord. (more...)
Harry and Meghan head to New Zealand after ‘inspiring’ Invictus Games Harry and Meghan head to New Zealand after ‘inspiring’ Invictus Games
- October 29, 2018

The couple - who are expecting their first child together - happily waved goodbye to fans and bid farewell to Australian dignitaries, one day after attending the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games . The Duke and Duchess were also presented with a wide-brimmed Akubra hat, popularised by Hollywood classic Crocodile Dundee. Merenia Donne is one of the more eager royalists preparing to meet the Duke and Duchess at the cafe. (more...)
Air quality severe in most of Delhi-NCR, Faridabad 21 times polluted Air quality severe in most of Delhi-NCR, Faridabad 21 times polluted
- October 29, 2018

In view of this and considering previous years' experience, Task Force recommends certain additional measures as proactive steps to deal with the situation for consideration of Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority. (more...)
Mikhail Gorbachev decries US nuclear stance as ‘a dire threat to peace’ Mikhail Gorbachev decries US nuclear stance as ‘a dire threat to peace’
- October 28, 2018

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier this week that the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty could pave the way for a new arms race. 'We thought that such an initiative would be supported by all sensible forces'. He concluded: "If the United States comes out of the treaty and starts building up its nuclear potential in an uncontrolled manner, we will face another reality". (more...)
Devastation Caused by Super Typhoon Yutu in Saipan Devastation Caused by Super Typhoon Yutu in Saipan
- October 28, 2018

In this scene from Saipan, extensive damage to buildings is seen.The National Weather Service said parts of Saipan had maximum sustained winds of 175 miles per hour when Yutu, the strongest storm this year, passed over the island. The massive weather system is also tied with Super Typhoon Mangkhut for the strongest tropical cyclone anywhere in the world this year. This is Joey San Nicolas, the mayor of Tinian and Aguigan, in the Northern Mariana Islands. (more...)

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