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Israeli court upholds entry ban on U.S. student

Israeli court upholds entry ban on U.S. student U.S. student Lara Alqasem sits for a hearing at the Tel Aviv District Court on October 11, 2018. "The state's argument and evidence was weak, but I've learned not to be optimistic", her lawyer Yotam Ben-Hillel said, referring to a court's rejection of Alqasem's first appeal. [Full Article...]

Trump denies mocking Dr Ford at notorious rally

Trump denies mocking Dr Ford at notorious rally Christine Blasey Ford during a recent rally. "We can not accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct", the letter continues, referencing allegations of perjury and sexual assault that have been levied against the newest member of the nation's highest court, and the " chara... [Full Article...]

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill six in south-west

France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill six in south-west One woman was swept away by the River Aude, local broadcaster BFMTV reports. Six helicopters were scrambled to help rescue people from the roofs of their homes. Other roads also were flooded, leaving the town cut off, said the 17-year-old whose school was closed. More rain is expected to fall this morning, meaning further rises in water levels, forecasters say. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren's DNA shows she has distant American Indian ancestor

Elizabeth Warren's DNA shows she has distant American Indian ancestor That forefather - or foremother - could have been between six and 10 generations ago, according to Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who analyzed the results. "What do the facts say?" Warren has said she will take a "hard look" at running against Mr. Trump in 2020. She released them to the public Monday morning in a video on a new websiteWarren's staff created to explain he... [Full Article...]

Trump vows 'severe punishment' for Saudi Arabia if Khashoggi was killed

Trump vows 'severe punishment' for Saudi Arabia if Khashoggi was killed Turkey believes the journalist was deliberately killed in the consulate and his body removed, but Saudi rejects those claims. " The Kingdom also affirms that if it receives any action, it will respond with greater action, and that the Kingdom's economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy ." the source added without elaborating. [Full Article...]

German train station locked down after man takes woman hostage, police say

German train station locked down after man takes woman hostage, police say A man on Monday took a woman hostage at a pharmacy in Cologne's central railway station. Police said the situation was considered "under control" and there was no immediate suspicion of a link to terrorism. Police didn't give details about the hostage-taker's identity or motive. There was a full evacuation of the station, one of Germany's biggest transport hubs. [Full Article...]

Pope defrocks 2 more Chilean priests accused of sex abuse

Pope defrocks 2 more Chilean priests accused of sex abuse The Vatican said in a statement that Cox, 85, and Ordenes, 54, were "dismissed from the clerical state" by the Pope after having been subject to an investigation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Efe news reported. Pope Francis waves as he leaves after leading a Mass for the canonisation of the Pope Paul VI and El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero at the Vatican October 14, 201... [Full Article...]

#MeToo: MJ Akbar files defamation case against Priya Ramani

#MeToo: MJ Akbar files defamation case against Priya Ramani The minister, who now serves as the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs returned to India on Sunday and issued a statement denying the charges against him, claiming the allegations were a "conspiracy" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. [Full Article...]

'I think I know more about' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation than Mattis does

'I think I know more about' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation than Mattis does For Manitoba, that means more extreme weather patterns, like this summer's scorching hot temperatures - but also colder, more extreme winters, said David Barber, a University of Manitoba scientist and Canada research chair in arctic system science. [Full Article...]

4 wedding portraits of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

4 wedding portraits of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Meghan Markle chose to adhere to the tradition of wearing a veil when she Wednesday Prince Harry back in May. Prince Andrew is said to have rejected the advice and insisted that his younger... According to her dad Mike Tindall, the former England rugby captain, Mia was being "a bit naughty" and the moment of her holding the Queen's handbag proved to be a good distraction. [Full Article...]

Canada to impose new tariffs on steel imports

Canada to impose new tariffs on steel imports The government also announced Thursday that some Canadian manufacturers can now import those products from the USA without paying the surtaxes that have applied since July 1. Two other sources directly familiar with the talks said the export limit the United States sought on aluminum would have caused investment in the industry to plunge. [Full Article...]

NBC Forced to Issue Correction on Trump's 'Robert E. Lee' Comments

NBC Forced to Issue Correction on Trump's 'Robert E. Lee' Comments The tweet included a clip of the president referring to Lee as a "great general", but failed to provide additional, much-needed context. CNN had a video that said: "Trump: 'Robert E. "You guys aren't winning.' And his name was Grant, General Grant", Trump explained . NBC News met with swift backlash online following its misleading framing of Trump's comments. [Full Article...]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's private plane hit by lightning

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's private plane hit by lightning The royal couple have 76 engagements across Australia , Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand as part of the tour. The tour coincides with the Invictus Games in Sydney which start on Saturday. The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times both report that Mulroney will be on hand with her husband, Ben, in an "unofficial capacity"-reportedly meaning they'll be paying their own way and kind of just casually tag... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton: Bill Did Not Abuse His Power in Lewinsky Affair

Hillary Clinton: Bill Did Not Abuse His Power in Lewinsky Affair Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton , and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said. Asked whether he should have resigned, Clinton responded with a confident " absolutely not ", arguing it was not an abuse of authority. Mr. Clinton was impeached for perjury and ... [Full Article...]

Bavarian Exit Polls Show Germany’s CSU Losing Its Absolute Majority

Bavarian Exit Polls Show Germany’s CSU Losing Its Absolute Majority Niche and politically extreme parties are gaining as the electorate fragments into ever finer shards. The populist, anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD), who are competing in the Bavarian regional elections for the first time, are projected to have won 11 percent of the vote. [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy 'threats' over missing writer

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy 'threats' over missing writer By close , it had recovered some losses, ending down 3.5 percent and losing $16.5 billion of market value. Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. European nations are pressuring Saudi Arabia to give a response to the missing Saudi journalist. Stocks have dropped as much as 9% since Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after walking into the Saudi c... [Full Article...]

Hunt launched for dastardly criminal who put googly eyes on a statue

Hunt launched for dastardly criminal who put googly eyes on a statue In a Facebook post, the local government organisation wrote: "Who did this?!" But, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , whoever put them there could see themselves falling foul of a misdemeanor offence, which covers "defacing, defiling or mutilating a grave marker, monument or memorial devoted to a deceased person who served in the military". [Full Article...]

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia, ahead of NZ visit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have landed in Sydney ahead of their tour of Australia. They were accompanied by a full entourage of staff and security as they walked into view of the waiting media pool. It's the first time Prince Harry and Meghan have travelled to Australia together, following their wedding in May this year. The tour officially begins on October 16 and will finish on Oc... [Full Article...]

Stand up to EU bullies, UK's ex-foreign minister Johnson says

Stand up to EU bullies, UK's ex-foreign minister Johnson says Despite the breakdown in talks, the government says the prime minister is still committed to making progress at the European Union summit later this week, even though no further negotiations are planned before then. Johnson, the bookmakers' favourite to replace May, is the latest critic to redouble efforts to urge the prime minister to rethink her plan to leave the EU. [Full Article...]

UK, Germany, France press Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

Saudi Arabia has been under pressure since Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a US resident, disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . But on Sunday evening King Salman appeared more conciliatory, thanking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for setting up a joint team to investigate the disappearance. [Full Article...]


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