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Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing Sheriff Kory Honea asked relatives of missing people to submit DNA samples to speed up the identifying of the dead. He said the first figure was a partial count, and after authorities went back through all 911 calls and other reports of missing persons from the past week they came up with the new number. [Full Article...]

Wikileaks founder Assange charged in secret: court filing

Wikileaks founder Assange charged in secret: court filing A U.S. federal court document asking a judge to seal documents in a criminal case unrelated to Mr Assange inadvertently revealed the charges against the Australian. government documents. The passages containing Assange's name appear in a sex trafficking case that involves national security concerns. The charges "need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested", Dwyer added later. [Full Article...]

Mark Zuckerberg Tries Out Transparency as Yet Another Crisis Hits Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Tries Out Transparency as Yet Another Crisis Hits Facebook The Times , Facebook said , was "wrong to suggest that we ever asked Definers to pay for or write articles on Facebook's behalf - or to spread misinformation". Another was to depict the Facebook criticism as anti-Semitic. It also tapped its business relationships, persuading a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic. [Full Article...]

Democrats launch investigation into Acting AG Matthew Whitaker's involvement in controversial company

Democrats launch investigation into Acting AG Matthew Whitaker's involvement in controversial company Trump's legal team has asked him to refrain from criticizing Mueller and the Russian Federation investigation on Twitter , and the president laid off in the period before the November midterm elections . Sessions was the first major political figure to support Trump in the 2016 election, but also had met with Russia's then-ambassador to Washington in the run-up to the voting two years ago. [Full Article...]

Homeless vet, couple in viral campaign faked story

Homeless vet, couple in viral campaign faked story A New Jersey prosecutor says he will announce developments in a criminal investigation of a couple that raised $400,000 USA for a homeless man they said helped them with a disabled vehicle. The overwhelming response led to donations from more than 14,000 well wishers, but the couple's relationship with Mr Bobbitt eventually soured as they accused him of using the money to feed a drug habit. [Full Article...]

Germany needs crisis mentality to close digital gap: Merkel ally

Germany needs crisis mentality to close digital gap: Merkel ally Juncker first called for an European Union army in 2015, when he told a German newspaper it was needed to ensure the bloc was "taken entirely seriously" in terms of foreign policy. On Tuesday Trump took aim at Macron again, blasting France over its near-defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Macron's approval ratings. [Full Article...]

United Nations warns of Yemen port 'disaster'

United Nations warns of Yemen port 'disaster' Three military officials told AFP that pro-government forces were "ordered" to stop their assault against the Iran-linked Huthi rebels until further notice, but would resume operations should the insurgents attack. Residents reported on Tuesday that the fighting had slowed overnight, and rebel media did not report any new fighting. In a Friday statement, Yemen's internationally recognized govern... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Blasphemy Protests Are the Latest Sign of Islamist Hard-Liners' Ascendance

Pakistan's Blasphemy Protests Are the Latest Sign of Islamist Hard-Liners' Ascendance She has been offered asylum by several European countries. The mother of five has been blocked from leaving Pakistan after her release sparked protests among Islamist hard-liners. "I am requesting the Prime Minister of the UK help us, and as far as possible grant us freedom", he said in a video message, which also appealed to the United States and Canada . [Full Article...]

Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate According to a press statement read by the deputy Saudi public prosecutor and spokesman Shaalan al-Shaalan, 11 defendants in the Khashoggi trial have been convicted in relation to the murder, which took place on 2 October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. [Full Article...]

Reports of Asiya Bibi leaving Pakistan 'false, baseless'

Reports of Asiya Bibi leaving Pakistan 'false, baseless' Since her release, Bibi and her family have faced threats and her husband has pleaded with countries in the West to relocate them. However, the government signed an agreement with the Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan protesters and pledged to take steps to stop Bibi from travelling overseas. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah Before her book tour kicked off, ABC News anchor Robin Roberts interviewed her for various segments that ran on ABC's platforms. Obama spoke to Roberts in a live interview in Chicago on the day her memoir, "Becoming," was released. Trump. The next time the women saw each other was in January 2017 when Donald Trump officially took control of the White House. "I stopped even trying to sm... [Full Article...]

PM Modi urges US Defence industry to set up manufacturing base

PM Modi urges US Defence industry to set up manufacturing base Modi also conveyed great appreciation that President Trump had organised a meeting in the White House on Tuesday to celebrate Diwali, the foreign secretary said. China's claims in the South China Sea, through which some $3 trillion of shipborne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence allegation

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence allegation According to the sources, the accuser's face was "swollen and bruised" and she had "red marks" on both cheeks. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Deadline that Avenatti, 47, was booked and then released after posting $50,000 bail. [Full Article...]

Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' convicted of hoarding currency

Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' convicted of hoarding currency Iran executed two men accused of economic crimes on Wednesday, part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis and new United States sanctions targeting its oil sector. A notorious person, who got the nickname of the "sultan of coin", and his accomplice were executed on Wednesday morning. Iran has suffered a sharp economic downturn this year, fuelled in pa... [Full Article...]

Pence prods Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya massacre, jailed journalists

Pence prods Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya massacre, jailed journalists Vice President Mike Pence had strong words for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a regional summit being held in Singapore, calling out her country's brutal military campaign against minority Rohingya Muslims and the imprisonment of two prominent journalists. [Full Article...]

Protests held over comments made at rape trial

Protests held over comments made at rape trial An Irish MP held up a pair of knickers in parliament to highlight the "routine victim blaming" of rape and sexual assault victims. Noeline Blackwell, the head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, told the Irish Independent: "The reference to the girl's underwear and the assumption and inference that the jury was being invited to draw - that because she was dressed like that she was asking for... [Full Article...]

Rival Libyan leaders meet for first time since May

Rival Libyan leaders meet for first time since May Contrarily, the talks at conference were majorly centric to the diplomatic war between France and Italy , however the French's plan to hold Libya elections in December completely failed. However, Turkey withdrew from the talks with "deep disappointment". The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in ... [Full Article...]

China touts fighter jets at public airshow

China touts fighter jets at public airshow In May, China first revealed it was conducting advanced stealth tests for the J-20 and a report published in June by another Communist Party-run newspaper, China Youth Daily , claimed the development of the J-20 gave the country a newfound status shared only by the USA and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

California firefighters dig battle lines as dead toll mounts

California firefighters dig battle lines as dead toll mounts As one major freeway reopened, another was closed. The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" alert warning of "extremely critical" weather conducive to the spread of fire through Tuesday, with especially high winds expected in mountainous areas. [Full Article...]

Trump seeks end to Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink

Trump seeks end to Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink Back in Florida , Nelson's campaign on Tuesday also filed a motion to intervene to dismiss a lawsuit by a local Democratic politician in Palm Beach County who trails a Republican in his House District race by 37 votes. On Saturday, state election officials said Florida's 67 counties had to recount the more than 8 million ballots cast statewide because the results in three major elections ... [Full Article...]


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