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Merkel party suffers heavy losses in key regional election

Preliminary final results from Sunday's election, seen as decisive for the future of Germany's increasingly wobbly coalition, showed the CDU slumping to 27%, the party's worst showing in the state since 1966 and a drop of 11 percentage points since Hesse last went to the polls in 2013. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’, says Saudi FM

Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’, says Saudi FM Iran, for its part, accuses Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of funding gunmen who attacked a military parade in Iran last month, killing 25 people, 12 of them members of the elite Revolutionary Guards. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said 18 suspects arrested in Saudi Arabia over the killing should be extradited to Turkey to face the trial. [Full Article...]

Vigils held for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Vigils held for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims Numerous speakers also addressed violence in Chicago, including last week's attack that injured six people leaving a funeral on the South Side. "He is one of the finest people I've ever met". Trump ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the U.S.to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the shooting victims. World leaders denounced the attack, deploring it as an affront to humani... [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi in Japan: key points

PM Narendra Modi in Japan: key points Mr. Modi, who arrived in Japan on Saturday evening to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, said the partnership had fundamentally been transformed and strengthened as a "special strategic and global partnership". In Tokyo , both the leaders will hold a formal summit, during which economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral security is expected to be high on the agenda. [Full Article...]

Facebook removed the fake page of the Iranians

Facebook removed the fake page of the Iranians In terms of the reach of the posts, "about 1.02 million accounts followed at least one of these Pages, about 25,000 accounts joined at least one of these groups, and more than 28,000 accounts followed at least one of these Instagram accounts". [Full Article...]

2 bound bodies found in NYC were missing Virginia sisters

2 bound bodies found in NYC were missing Virginia sisters NY police said Rotana Farea, 22, and her 16-year-old sister Tala Farea, both of Fairfax County, Virginia, were discovered on Wednesday afternoon (Thursday NZT) near 68th Street and Riverside Drive on Manhattan's Upper West Side. NY police Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told The Washington Post "they were not in the water that long". The women were described as both being 25- to 30-years-old, ... [Full Article...]

Michael D. Higgins leading presidential election as ballot counting continues

Michael D. Higgins leading presidential election as ballot counting continues He was followed by Businessman Peter Casey who secured an impressive 12,952 votes. Some 951,650 people voted "yes" in the referendum that featured alongside the Presidential Election on Friday, making up 65 per cent of the total valid votes (1,467,458). [Full Article...]

Judge rules Georgia election officials can’t toss absentee ballots over mismatched signatures

Judge rules Georgia election officials can’t toss absentee ballots over mismatched signatures Signature mismatch laws primarily affect the disabled, the elderly, and people of color. The county has rejected more than 600 absentee ballots as of Wednesday, though only a small fraction of those were tossed for signature mismatches. More than 881,000 absentee ballots have been cast. May swiftly dismissed this odd claim. May also firmly rejected the state's argument that the arrangement would... [Full Article...]

Brazilians begin voting for next president

Brazilians begin voting for next president Gomes, a former governor of Ceará state in the northeast, is influential in Brazil's poorest region. Bolsonaro and Haddad will face off next Sunday in the second round in a heated and highly polarized presidential election . Polls opened at 8 a.m. local time (1100 UTC) for the country's 143 million voters to choose between populist ex-army captain Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist challenger F... [Full Article...]

Russia, US clash over INF arms treaty at United Nations

Russia, US clash over INF arms treaty at United Nations The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 brought the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war, but Europe became the key nuclear theatre, with missiles capable of mass destruction facing each other across the Iron Curtain for decades. [Full Article...]

Putin Warns Of Nuclear Arms Race

Putin Warns Of Nuclear Arms Race Moscow officials have said the United States has committed "flagrant violations" of the treaty and Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States decision to pull out could cause a "dangerous" situation. Mr Putin said the missile, which was tested late a year ago, had an unlimited range and could penetrate any missile defence. And he has accused the United States - long before Trump was e... [Full Article...]

Duke and Duchess meet Jacinda Ardern as they arrive in New Zealand

Duke and Duchess meet Jacinda Ardern as they arrive in New Zealand Alexandra MacKay, 10, handed the duchess the jewellery in the form of a red rose with gold accents as the couple met crowds outside the National War Memorial in Wellington . A small number of protesters chanted "No more war" as the duke and duchess climbed the steps to the memorial which commemorates the 300,000 New Zealanders which served their country. [Full Article...]

Mexico Offers to Provide Jobs, Education to Caravan Migrants

Mexico Offers to Provide Jobs, Education to Caravan Migrants The comments came after Pence told reporters in the White House on October 23, about intel conveyed by Hernández that indicated the caravan "was organized by leftist groups in Honduras , financed by Venezuela, and sent north to challenge our sovereignty and challenge our border". [Full Article...]

Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington

Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington The invitation, which he extended to Putin during their meeting, is for sometime early next year and would consist of a "full day of consultations". He visited former President George W. Bush in November 2001 and September 2005. It was not immediately clear if Putin had accepted the invitation. [Full Article...]

High Wind, Coast Flood Warnings Posted; Nor'Easter Could Bring 55mph Gusts

High Wind, Coast Flood Warnings Posted; Nor'Easter Could Bring 55mph Gusts While mother nature hammered the coastline with heavy rains and strong winds reporter Kimberly Davis braved the conditions. Already the storm is developing in the Gulf Coast and Florida, where up to half a foot of rain fell just south of Daytona Beach on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Person detained in mail-bomb investigation

Person detained in mail-bomb investigation He also called for unity: "peace and love and harmony as fellow Americans". After initially condemning the attempted bombings, while delivering prepared remarks at the White House calling for unity, Trump then blamed the media for the state of affairs - after an explosive device was delivered to CNN's office in NY. [Full Article...]

Haze hovers over Indian capital as peak pollution season arrives

Haze hovers over Indian capital as peak pollution season arrives An AQI between O and 50 is said to be good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor and 401 and 500 severe. Delhi-NCR faces pollution every year due to stubble-burning of crops by farmers in these states. "We are heading into a deadly cocktail with Diwali and peak stubble burning time", an official said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Cesar Sayoc Bombarded Social Media With Posts Disparaging Bomb Targets

Cesar Sayoc Bombarded Social Media With Posts Disparaging Bomb Targets Four more suspicious packages were found on Friday, according to officials and media reports, bringing the total to 14. Here's five things you should know about Sayoc, who resides in Aventura, Fla. In the criminal complaint against Mr Sayoc , FBI Special Agent David Brown detailed some of his suspicious social media posts. Court records also show that Sayoc was convicted in the 1990s in Bro... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi killing 'undermines regional stability,' US defence secretary says

Khashoggi killing 'undermines regional stability,' US defence secretary says Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who spoke after Mattis at the conference, accused media of "hysteria" and said they are rushing to judgment in the Khashoggi case. It has also launched an ad campaign aimed at Saudi Arabia, and on Thursday dedicated a full page of the newspaper to a photograph of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman alongside the words "demand the truth". [Full Article...]

Duchess Down Under: Meghan in Oscar de la Renta for Sydney Return

Duchess Down Under: Meghan in Oscar de la Renta for Sydney Return Australian veterans to benefit from new discount card. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will both speak at the ceremony this evening", the tweet read, giving photo credit to Markle herself. "It's such an honor to be here tonight with all of you and supporting my husband at the Invictus Games , which he founded four years ago, ". Harry was seen embracing a spectator who leaned over and Meghan g... [Full Article...]


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