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Man uses blowtorch to kill spiders - sets parents home on fire

Man uses blowtorch to kill spiders - sets parents home on fire This is not the first incident of its kind - earlier in January, a man in Redding, Calif., set his apartment ablaze while trying to kill a wolf spider with a blowtorch . His weapon of choice led to him losing his home. A union for Fresno firefighters tweeted , "Please don't use a blowtorch to kill spiders". The blaze that resulted forced him and an elderly woman out of their home, which was ... [Full Article...]

Dutch royals pay state visit to UK

Dutch royals pay state visit to UK The Dutch king and queen began a state visit to Britain that will include full ceremonial honors. I recall the state visit of your grandmother Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard in 1972, when I spoke of how our nations' close understanding and relationship would become increasingly important as a new configuration of Europe was emerging. [Full Article...]

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to steal Magna Carta

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to steal Magna Carta The Magna Carta , an English historical writ that enshrined the principles of the rule of law, was issued by King John of England in 1215. The peace accord, which was signed in 1215, was not damaged. The document is widely considered to be one of Britain's most influential legal documents and is a charter of rights of all British subjects. Only four copies of the Magna Carta remain, and Sali... [Full Article...]

China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea 'at any price'

China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea 'at any price' China has been angered by the United States sanctions on its military for buying weapons from Russian Federation, and by what Beijing sees as stepped-up U.S. The Trump administration has sought closer ties to the island, announcing plans last month to sell it $330 million spare parts for several aircraft including the F-16 fighter and the C-130 cargo plane. [Full Article...]

'French Spiderman' arrested after climbing 202m London tower without a harness

'French Spiderman' arrested after climbing 202m London tower without a harness Police kept crowds back as he worked his way up, using only chalk to help his grip. Mr Robert is due to appear before City of London Magistrates' Court later. "What I'm doing may seem insane but I'm not that insane". "(In) '95 they were nice, and then after (it) started to get more complicated after 9/11 and everything". [Full Article...]

Facebook fined maximum £500,000 for abusing users' data

Facebook fined maximum £500,000 for abusing users' data The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined Facebook £500,000 ($645,000), the highest punishment it can dish out for a data breach. Cambridge Analytica collected data from more than 87 million people using Facebook's apps system to collect the data, the company CEO then revealed it was used to help elect Donald Trump for president. [Full Article...]

‘Deep’ problems with refugee bill: Labor

‘Deep’ problems with refugee bill: Labor Meanwhile, Australian Border Force confirmed 11 children in detention on Nauru have been transferred to Australia to receive medical treatment. 52 children are still being held on Nauru, many suffering severe psychological conditions. "Treatment in Australia is absolutely available for those who require it", he told Senate estimates on Monday. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejec... [Full Article...]

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border What do you think about the Caravan? Migrants are often kidnapped by people traffickers and drugs gangs who force them to work for them. Central American migrants, part of a second wave of migrants heading to the United States, are seen hitchhiking on a truck and on foot as they continue their journey to the Mexican border, in Chiquimula, Guatemala Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Turkey Reportedly Refuses to Give Khashoggi Audio to CIA Chief

Turkey Reportedly Refuses to Give Khashoggi Audio to CIA Chief The 59-year-old was killed on October 2 after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork ahead of marrying his Turkish fiancee. In the latest revelation, Turkish media Wednesday published a security camera image showing a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Consulate purportedly scouting a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul before the killing. [Full Article...]

Abe departs for China in hope of building new relations

Abe departs for China in hope of building new relations Possibly the most significant China-related event this fall. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. Kunihiko Miyake, a former Japanese diplomat who is now visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, said: "Nobody thinks ties with China have completely recovered, and they shouldn't think that". [Full Article...]

Strong Earthquake Rattles Greece, Ionian Sea

Strong Earthquake Rattles Greece, Ionian Sea According to the US Geological Survey , the epicenter was recorded in the Ionian Sea, roughly 50 miles from the Greek city of Pyrgos and 175 miles from capital city of Athens. A fire brigade official in Athens said there were no early reports of damage or casualties. It claimed firefighters in the regions of Sicily, Calabria and Puglia received thousands of phone calls after the quake struck. [Full Article...]

Couple plunges to death at Yosemite National Park’s Taft Point, officials say

Couple plunges to death at Yosemite National Park’s Taft Point, officials say Two visitors to the Yosemite National Park in California have died in a fall from a popular overlook, a park official has said. Details of Thursday's tragedy are still sparse, as the National Parks Service hasn't yet identified the male and female victims, nor have they released details surrounding the cause of the fall. [Full Article...]

Plumpton: Eight students pricked with needle in ‘prank’

Plumpton: Eight students pricked with needle in ‘prank’ As a result, the statement said, eight teenagers received a minor needle prick. In a statement, police said they were told the student wielding the needle believed he was enacting a "prank". The ambulance spokesperson could not confirm age or gender of any victims. Police said early reports of a "brawl" were not accurate. The aunty of one student pricked said on Facebook that the student beh... [Full Article...]

DEVELOPING: Sen. Grassley Refers Michael Avenatti to DOJ for 'Criminal Investigation'

DEVELOPING: Sen. Grassley Refers Michael Avenatti to DOJ for 'Criminal Investigation' Kavanaugh of involvement in gang rapes. It takes courage to come forward, especially with allegations of sexual misconduct or personal trauma. I'm grateful for those who find that courage, ' Grassley said . Andy Rubin was accused of coercing a Google employee he was having an affair with into performing oral sex on him in 2013, The New York Times reported Thursday, prompting the tech company t... [Full Article...]

Trump wants to know more about Saudi journalist's death

Trump wants to know more about Saudi journalist's death The Saudi authorities have yet to give evidence to support this version of events. Turkish authorities have put the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under 24-hour police protection, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. [Full Article...]

President of Turkey, Saudi Crown Prince hold phone conversation

President of Turkey, Saudi Crown Prince hold phone conversation King Salman chaired a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, after which a statement said that Saudi Arabia would hold to account those responsible for the killing, whoever they might be. The official said that of the 15 Saudis who took part in the operation, a total of nine were at the consulate, with "three or four to question him and the rest to handle logistics". [Full Article...]

School pupils among 18 killed in Jordan flash floods

School pupils among 18 killed in Jordan flash floods He said the correspondence indicated a lack of "clear commitment to the conditions", adding there would be an investigation and those at fault would be "held accountable". The Jordanian Civil Defense said that floods swept away a school trip, which resulted in the deaths of children and the loss of dozens. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and popular with visitors. [Full Article...]

At least 800 troops to be sent to US-Mexico border

At least 800 troops to be sent to US-Mexico border Three sources told CNN that the troops would not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants, but are expected to help erect fencing and other barriers to stop the migrants. It's not yet clear if the deployment will come from the National Guard or active duty troops. In April, Mattis authorized as many as 4,000 troops to the border, pending approval of certain state governors, many of who... [Full Article...]

Vince McMahon Dismisses Question After WWE Crown Jewel Not Canceled

Turkey summons the Saudi ambassador. Saudi authorities last week claimed Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, was killed during a "brawl" and arrested 18 Saudis in connection with his death. Worldwide critics, including U.S. President Donald Trump , have said that the country's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, bears ultimate responsibility for the killing. [Full Article...]

Putin warns of a new 'arms race' with America

Putin warns of a new 'arms race' with America He said Russian Federation had been violating the treaty for years and that rising powers such as China meant that it was a "new strategic reality out there", The Guardian reported. Peskov accused America of making the world a more unsafe place and said Russian Federation would be forced to act "to restore the balance of military power". [Full Article...]


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