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Massive pipeline explosion in BC risks Washington natural gas shortage

Massive pipeline explosion in BC risks Washington natural gas shortage GasBuddy.com says gas prices are set to rise across the Pacific Northwest over the coming week as that incident knocked out oil refineries in Washington state that rely on natural gas to power portions of their facilities that produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom supreme court backs bakery that refused to make gay wedding cake

United Kingdom supreme court backs bakery that refused to make gay wedding cake Supreme Court has ruled for a bakery run by evangelical Christians in a "religious freedom" gay cake case similar to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in the U.S. The court said the situation was more akin to a Christian printing business being required to print leaflets promoting an atheist message. Northern Ireland is the only part of the country where same-sex marriage is not allowed. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael forms in Caribbean, eyes Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Michael forms in Caribbean, eyes Gulf Coast Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is becoming an increasingly serious threat to Florida's Panhandle, though still far off. Besides the hurricane watch, a tropical storm watch is in effect from the Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island, including Tampa Bay, as well as from the Alabama-Florida border to the Mississippi-Alabama border. [Full Article...]

Power of SA passport drops in global ranking

Power of SA passport drops in global ranking The UK passport grants citizens visa-free access to 189 countries. Japan, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index , is the world's "strongest" passport, meaning Japanese passport holders enjoy the most visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to the most destinations at 190. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises in floods on Spanish island of Mallorca

Death toll rises in floods on Spanish island of Mallorca A former mayor of the town of Arta near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar which was worst affected by the floods has also been named as one of the five fatalities. A sports centre - the Miguel Ángel Nadal sports centre in the town of Manacor - has opened its doors to give shelter to local people whose homes have been damaged. [Full Article...]

DUP call Irish border plans a ‘disaster’ as summit looms

DUP call Irish border plans a ‘disaster’ as summit looms But veteran Europhile Tory Kenneth Clarke urged her to ignore hardline Brexiteers and bring forward a deal acceptable to pro-EU MPs on both sides of the Commons. The small Northern Irish party which props up May's government again drew what it described as the "only one red line" in its talks in Brussels on Tuesday, ruling out any checks on trade with the British mainland after Brexit. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Michael: Florida declares STATE of EMERGENCY ahead of risky hurricane

Gulf Coast later this week with hurricane force, officials said. The strengthening tropical storm is predicted to become a hurricane - and even an intense one. Satellite wind data indicated the depression had strengthened Sunday morning with maximum winds of 40 miles per hour. Scott warned that Michael could reach land as a Category 2 hurricane with winds in excess of 100 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Alarming portents from global warming report

But even with its description of the increasing impacts that lie ahead, the IPCC understates a key risk: "that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system, and the other sources of climate pollution". [Full Article...]

Turkish Investigators to Search Saudi Consulate in Disappearance of Saudi Journalist

Khashoggi , 59, went missing last Tuesday while visiting the consulate for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée. Although Khashoggi first entered the Saudi consulate a week ago, the Trump administration had remained relatively silent until Monday when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Riyadh to "support a thorough investigation" into Khashoggi's disappearance and be "transparent about the... [Full Article...]

Gupta storm forces South Africa's Finance Minister to resign

Gupta storm forces South Africa's Finance Minister to resign He made a public apology about the matter on Friday. Nene faced calls to resign after he admitted to visiting the Gupta brothers, friends of the former president Jacob Zuma who have been accused of high-level influence-peddling, and failing to disclose the meetings earlier. [Full Article...]

The scariest parts of the new climate change report

The scariest parts of the new climate change report The report is seen as the main scientific guide for government policymakers on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement , which is to be discussed at the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. Countries will need to bring down their greenhouse gas to about half of 2010 levels by 2030 and to net zero by about 2050. "Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is possible withi... [Full Article...]

Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial swearing

Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial swearing Kimmel had some choice words about Trump's performance during Monday's televised ceremony, especially when the president proclaimed that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of Dr. The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which was entirely ceremonial. Keeping score on this sort of thing may feel unseemly and irrelevant, but if a right-wing justice had amassed a ... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley, UN Ambassador, Announces Shock Resignation

Nikki Haley, UN Ambassador, Announces Shock Resignation In turn, Trump credited Haley with bringing glamour to the U.N. Ambassador's post while lavishly praising her for doing a "fantastic job". He also said the pair had "solved a lot of problems". The daughter of immigrants from India, Haley favored free markets and global trade and earned worldwide attention for speaking out against the Confederate battle flag in the aftermath of the 2015 massacr... [Full Article...]

Kagoshima zookeeper, 40, dies after being mauled by white tiger

Kagoshima zookeeper, 40, dies after being mauled by white tiger While the zoo was open as normal on Tuesday, the white tiger observation zone was restricted "as police continued to investigate the case", Nagasako told AFP . Its manual forbids a keeper from entering the display cage before a tiger has been moved into its sleeping chamber. No one saw the moment of the apparent attack. [Full Article...]

Saudi Journalist Killed, Dismembered at Consulate in Istanbul

Saudi Journalist Killed, Dismembered at Consulate in Istanbul The fate of a dissident Saudi journalist who has disappeared in Istanbul , remains unknown. On September 28, he visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get marriage documents related to his planned marriage to his fiancé, a Turkish citizen, Hatice (Khadija) Cengiz. [Full Article...]

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear' It's unclear whether Gates , who pleaded guilty to two charges in Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russian meddling, acted on the proposals. Trump has repeatedly denied there was any collusion. The proposal to gather intelligence on Clinton suggests "intensive, deep open source opposition research on target "Forest" and her 10 closest associates". [Full Article...]

China-US tensions flare in testy Mike Pompeo visit to Beijing

China-US tensions flare in testy Mike Pompeo visit to Beijing Speaking to reporters en route to Japan, Pompeo said the plan was to "develop options for both location and timing" for a second summit, although he doubted they would "get it nailed" down mostly due to scheduling and logistics issues. Pompeo and Kim also discussed "denuclearisation steps that will be taken by North Korea and the issue of attendance by the U.S. government", as well as "correspondi... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife on trial for £75000 food fraud

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife on trial for £75000 food fraud In 2016, a labor court in Jerusalem found her guilty of abusing an employee at the official residence and ordered her to pay $42,000 in damages, while in 2018, the Netanyahus won a libel suit against an Israeli reporter, Igal Sarna, who claimed Sara had once thrown her husband Benjamin out of a vehicle onto the side of the road during an argument. [Full Article...]

'Palpable sense of relief' as NZ Defence Force evacuates natural disaster victims

'Palpable sense of relief' as NZ Defence Force evacuates natural disaster victims A woman cries after learning that her daughter was one of those buried at a mass grave after being recovered in the massive quake and tsunami at Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Thursday, Oct. He said security will be necessary for economic activity to resume. PALU, Indonesia , Oct 6 (Reuters) - More than a week after a major natural disaster hit the west coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, ... [Full Article...]

Drone video shows deadly limo crash site in upstate NY

Drone video shows deadly limo crash site in upstate NY The ceremony ended with everyone lifting their candles above their heads in unity. The vehicle, which was transporting 18 people going to a birthday party when it crashed into a parked auto, was a last-minute replacement for a hired bus that had broken down. [Full Article...]


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