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Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol
- November 23, 2018

Kelly says the move is in response to intelligence indicating migrants at the border in Tijuana may prompt incidents of violence and disorder. "Law enforcement" could violate the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which restricts the use of the USA military as a police force. (more...)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders inquiry into attack on Chinese consulate Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders inquiry into attack on Chinese consulate
- November 23, 2018

It was not clear if the auto had exploded. Pakistani media reports a gunman has been killed in the attack, and a "suicide vest" had been recovered from the scene. The two states have engaged in several major investment projects. In a rare statement about attacks in Pakistan, neighbouring India condemned the assault on the Chinese Consulate, saying that "there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism". (more...)
Desperate woman drops her baby from burning building into bystander's arms Desperate woman drops her baby from burning building into bystander's arms
- November 23, 2018

One woman dropped her one-year-old daughter out of the window before jumping out herself. Dramatic video footage shows one terrified Dallas mother throw her own baby out the window of her burning apartment - right into the waiting arms of a passer-by. (more...)
4 in Colts Neck, New Jersey mansion fire killed by 'homicidal violence' 4 in Colts Neck, New Jersey mansion fire killed by 'homicidal violence'
- November 23, 2018

Three severely burned bodies were found inside the mansion, and Keith Caneiro's body was discovered outside, Gramiccioni said Tuesday. Paul and Keith Caneiro are brothers. It's not clear whether the homicides were committed before the initial blaze. The fire at Paul's home occured seven hours before Keith's death, reports Mail Online. (more...)
United States renews unfair trade blames against China United States renews unfair trade blames against China
- November 23, 2018

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's report reflects US skepticism and a possible source of new acrimony ahead of the meeting in Buenos Aires aimed at defusing the dispute companies worry will chill global economic growth. Trump last Friday described a list of 142 concessions offered by the Chinese as "not acceptable", though he also expressed optimism that he could reach a deal with China before January 1. (more...)
South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russian Federation South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russian Federation
- November 23, 2018

Kim, 57, beat Prokopchuk, also 57, by 101 votes to 61 at Interpol's General Assembly meeting on Wednesday, media reports say. That was a central argument for the USA and governments in Europe and elsewhere who lobbied against Russian security service veteran Prokopchuk. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi fights for Democratic support in bid to reclaim speaker's gavel Nancy Pelosi fights for Democratic support in bid to reclaim speaker's gavel
- November 23, 2018

Not only that, but she would also support both Pelosi's candidacy and that of her top two deputies, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer and South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn. Pelosi seeks to become speaker of the House again now that her party has retaken the chamber. Pelosi has not shied away from meeting with her freshmen Democratic critics. (more...)
Khashoggi killing: Central Intelligence Agency did not blame Saudi crown prince, says Trump Khashoggi killing: Central Intelligence Agency did not blame Saudi crown prince, says Trump
- November 23, 2018

The president added that he didn't know if anyone will ever be able to conclude that the crown prince demanded the murder. "The CIA concluded that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the assassination of Khashoggi". (more...)
For every child killed by Yemen's war, 'dozens are starving to death' For every child killed by Yemen's war, 'dozens are starving to death'
- November 23, 2018

It said the estimate was based on data compiled by the United Nations, which has warned that up to 14 million people are at risk of starvation in Yemen, where Saudi-backed forces are battling Iran-aligned Huthi rebels. "Loud bangs, shelling and gunfire could be heard all over the city until dawn", a Hodeida resident said on Wednesday. "Ground fighting between military forces are getting closer to this hospital, raising concerns about patient and staff safety". (more...)
Saudi crown prince in UAE, first trip overseas since Khashoggi
- November 23, 2018

Corker and the senior Democrat on the committee, Bob Menendez, demanded that the Trump administration issue a clear statement on whether Prince Mohammed was involved. "But the fact is. they create tremendous wealth, really tremendous jobs in their purchases and, very importantly, they keep the oil price down". "We still see them (Saudis and Emiratis) continuing with the same behavior, continuing not to be responsive to any attempt of the worldwide community" to end the conflict, he said. (more...)
Easter Islanders Arrive in London With Massive Empty Suitcase Easter Islanders Arrive in London With Massive Empty Suitcase
- November 23, 2018

The delegation has offered to swap the statue for a replica free of charge. She added her grandmother who passed away at the age of 90 years, never had the chance to see her ancestor. Back in 1868 Easter Island wasn't a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was just were rich people went to get a nice ornament for the garden. The statue is one of many artefacts British explorers and dignitaries took from around the globe that are displayed in the British Museum. (more...)
Moroccan in UAE 'killed boyfriend and cooked him' after he dumped her Moroccan in UAE 'killed boyfriend and cooked him' after he dumped her
- November 23, 2018

The Moroccan woman confessed to butchering her long-term lover, and cooking his body with rice, she said the remaining parts which could not be cooked, she threw to dogs. During questioning, the woman described the killing of the man as a moment of "insanity". The victim's brother, however, found the tooth in the blender and then reported the woman to the authorities. (more...)
Shooting at Galleria Mall in Birmingham Shooting at Galleria Mall in Birmingham
- November 23, 2018

A 12-year-old girl also was hit by gunfire, but she was alert, talking and taken to a nearby children's hospital. It is unknown if she was shot by the teen or the other gunman. The mall is closed until further notice. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis called the mall one of the safest shopping destinations but added that violence may occur occasionally when you have thousands of people in one venue. (more...)
Kartarpur Corridor: Indian diplomats in Pakistan say denied entry to Nankana Sahib Kartarpur Corridor: Indian diplomats in Pakistan say denied entry to Nankana Sahib
- November 23, 2018

The Kartarpura Corridor, on completion, will connect the Sikh holy shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Kartarpura Sahib shrine situated at the two Punjabs of India and Pakistan respectively. Indian Minister for Finance, Arun Jaitley, also confirmed his government's endorsement for the border opening, saying: "Govt of India will develop a Kartarpur Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Punjab to the worldwide border..." Within hours of the announcement, the Pakistan government responded ... (more...)
Pro-India militant organization claims responsibility of failed attack on Chinese Consulate Pro-India militant organization claims responsibility of failed attack on Chinese Consulate
- November 23, 2018

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an inquiry into the attack . China , one of Pakistan's closest allies, has poured billions into the South Asian country in recent years as part of a massive infrastructure project that seeks to connect its western province Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea. (more...)
Pakistan PM, China condemn attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi Pakistan PM, China condemn attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi
- November 23, 2018

The spokesman for the Balochistan Liberation Army , Geand Baloch, told Reuters: "There were three suicide attackers". The attackers opened fire at a police checkpost near the embassy in Clifton's upscale E-Street neighbourhood, home to foreign missions, restaurants and schools. (more...)
Leaning Tower of Pisa straightens up Leaning Tower of Pisa straightens up
- November 23, 2018

The tower's Surveillance Group that monitors restoration work of the monument, has said that it has stabilized after years of work and is "slowly reducing its lean", BBC reported. "It's as if it's had two centuries taken off its age ", said Prof Salvatore Settis, one of the experts. Construction of the tower started in 1173 in the then-seafaring republic of Pisa, but the sandy soil meant it quickly began its tilt. (more...)
Trump defends his claim of 'Obama judges' Trump defends his claim of 'Obama judges'
- November 23, 2018

In a tweet after that ruling, Trump wrote, "Congratulations to John Roberts for making Americans hate the Supreme Court because of his BS". But two other circuit courts, the Sixth Circuit and the 11th Circuit, have higher rates of reversal, according to a PolitiFact analysis in 2017 . (more...)
Expert says US tourist killed by remote tribe Expert says US tourist killed by remote tribe "invited" the aggression
- November 23, 2018

Joshi noted that the visit not only risked Chau's life, but also the lives of islanders who have little resistance to many diseases. The 27-year-old was a self-proclaimed adventurer, but there have also been claims he was travelling to the island , which is off the coast of the Andaman Islands , as a missionary. (more...)
Pakistan terror attacks: Chinese consulate stormed, 12 dead at market Pakistan terror attacks: Chinese consulate stormed, 12 dead at market
- November 23, 2018

A local journalist tweeted that police was inside the Chinese consulate that came under attack. Roads leading to consulate has been barred as heavy contingents of police and Rangers have reached the site of the incident. He said most of the victims were Shia Muslims. Karachi Police Chief Amir Shaikh said the three attackers came in a vehicle filled with explosives but failed to get inside the heavily fortified compound. (more...)
Theresa May defends draft Brexit deal agreed by EU, Britain Theresa May defends draft Brexit deal agreed by EU, Britain
- November 23, 2018

The withdrawal agreement sets out plans for a 21-month transition after Brexit, in which Britain and the European Union want to turn their outline agreement on the future relationship into a full trade deal. While Merkel refused to attend unless the deal is already sealed, French President Emmanuel Macron wants the opportunity to discuss the text himself, rather than leave it to lower-level officials, diplomats with knowledge of the discussions said. (more...)
Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence
- November 23, 2018

Renae Lawrence was released from Indonesia's Bangli Prison on Wednesday after serving more than 13 years imprisonment for her involvement in the Bali Nine drug smuggling plot. "This paper says she is now a free woman". "We have issued a release from the prison and the prison has already conducted a health check and the result is the prisoner was healthy", a white-shirted senior official told the media outside the jail. (more...)
US Man Killed By Arrow Shots Trying To Reach Isolated Andaman Tribe US Man Killed By Arrow Shots Trying To Reach Isolated Andaman Tribe
- November 23, 2018

But the tribespeople became angry and shot an arrow at him which apparently hit a book he was carrying, Pathak said. The fishermen , who returned around 6.30am on November 17, told police that they saw the tribals performing rituals around a body that appeared to be that of Chau. (more...)
"26 pages of waffle" - Corbyn on new Brexit plans
- November 23, 2018

The leader of Northern Ireland's Social Democratic and Labour party (SDLP), long considered a close ally of the UK Labour party, has lambasted Jeremy Corbyn for his stance on the Brexit deal, calling it "extremely freakish and strategically poor". (more...)
Donald Trump Says He May Close U.S.-Mexico Border Donald Trump Says He May Close U.S.-Mexico Border
- November 22, 2018

Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters after a teleconference with troops from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, claimed he shut down the border in a sense a couple days ago. But you know, I have only been a politician for three years, so maybe they know better than me. "They are causing crime and big problems in Mexico", he said of the migrants. (more...)
Sarah Palin Rips Ocasio-Cortez's '3 Chambers' Gaffe Sarah Palin Rips Ocasio-Cortez's '3 Chambers' Gaffe
- November 22, 2018

As The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News has reported , Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican descent, but after the age of two was raised in Westchester County, New York, one of the most well-to-do and high-income areas of the country. (more...)
Beach death: Baby was 'sacrificed' Beach death: Baby was 'sacrificed'
- November 22, 2018

The nine-month-old girl found dead on a Surfers Paradise beach died in NSW , with police now making arrangements to extradite the girl's father from Queensland . It is believed that the baby belonged to the couple. Council staff wrote back after five days, apologising for the late reply and telling the resident to raise the matter with other authorities as it was not the council's responsibility. (more...)
Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: Policeman among four dead as gunman opens fire Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting: Policeman among four dead as gunman opens fire
- November 22, 2018

O'Neal and Lopez had reportedly planned to Wednesday on October 27, but she called off the wedding in September. Tamara O'Neal was a church-going emergency room doctor who was greatly concerned about gun violence. According to local news outlet WGN-9, witnesses saw O'Neal running from Lopez while attempting to call police on her cell phone. "I could tell he was now inside the lobby". (more...)
Democrats take Orange County district to cap midterm rout of Republicans Democrats take Orange County district to cap midterm rout of Republicans
- November 22, 2018

Roy Cooper's vetoes toothless. The district's demographics are split nearly evenly among people who identify as White, Asian and Latino, according to last year's US census. The next election in the USA will take place in 2020 for the presidency. House Democrats have long since passed the threshold for a majority that they haven't held since 2010. (more...)
Snow squalls arrive Wednesday, record-breaking cold Thanksgiving Day Snow squalls arrive Wednesday, record-breaking cold Thanksgiving Day
- November 22, 2018

Temperatures will be slightly warmer Friday afternoon and winds will back off a little, making the wind chill values not almost as bad. Sunny skies are expected Sunday through Tuesday, with high temperatures rising again into the low 40s. (more...)

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