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Woolsey Fire: California blaze advances on Malibu

Woolsey Fire: California blaze advances on Malibu Thousands of people in California have had to flee ahead of a wildfire that has consumed thousands of hectares of land and continues to grow, courtesy of strong winds. Maclean said an as yet unspecified number of civilians and firefighters had been injured, and that it could be days before authorities would know whether anyone had died. [Full Article...]

Jo Johnson resigns as transport minister with call for new Brexit referendum

For good measure he added that Mrs May's handling of Brexit "is a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis ". Jo Johnson has resigned from Theresa May's Government in protest at her Brexit plan, warning the country faced a choice between "vassalage" under her proposed deal or the "chaos" of crashing out of the EU. [Full Article...]

Trump calls French President Macron's idea for a European army 'very insulting'

Trump calls French President Macron's idea for a European army 'very insulting' As he arrived, Mr. Trump tweeted that Macron "has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russian Federation". But the elimination of tariffs could have an acute impact on French companies including Renault SA and PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, who don't sell cars in the USA but would face increased competition ... [Full Article...]

Police arrest woman who spent £16m in Harrods

Police arrest woman who spent £16m in Harrods Hajiyeva, 55, is the first person to be subject to an Unexplained Wealth Order, a measure introduced by the United Kingdom at the beginning of the year in a bid to curb London's status as a haven for ill-gotten gains. Ms Hajiyeva is subject to an unexplained wealth order, which allows British officials to seize money from people suspected of generating income through corrupt means. [Full Article...]

FDLE is not investigating vote counting, regardless of what Rick Scott suggested

FDLE is not investigating vote counting, regardless of what Rick Scott suggested Earlier in the day, Nelson's recount lawyer predicted that the Democratic incumbent would emerge the victor over Scott as ballots continued to be examined, particularly in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Scott said he was ordering an official investigation into his own race. Likewise, while Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his reelection bid for the 26th congressional district against Debbie Muca... [Full Article...]

Florida man jumps into crocodile pit at alligator farm

Florida man jumps into crocodile pit at alligator farm Brandon Keith Hatfield, 23, snuck into the Alligator Farm Zoological Park after it had closed in the early evening of 5 November. As captured on surveillance video, one of the crocodiles attacked the man's leg. He was taken to Flagler Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. But when he sits on the bank of the pool, the "crocodile locks onto his left foot". [Full Article...]

A step-by-step guide to Florida's recount process

A step-by-step guide to Florida's recount process Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Ron DeSantis was the declared victor over Democrat Andrew Gillum . "Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported ", Gillum's communications director Johanna Cervone said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Same Old Story: Smog, Haze Back in Delhi After Diwali

Same Old Story: Smog, Haze Back in Delhi After Diwali Delhi needs an "air quality manager" who has a clearly defined power. As with the annual battle Diwali pollution , few believed any legal edicts will be enforced. The apparent lack of concern about the toxic air - whether through ignorance or apathy - gives politicians the cover they need for failing to address the problem, say environmental activists and others. [Full Article...]

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad The president said on Twitter: "If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level". [Full Article...]

Pelosi Unveils House Diversity Office To Recruit Staff From Varying Backgrounds

Republicans leaving are Dave Reichert of Washington state, Sam Johnson of Texas, Peter Roskam of Illinois, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, Diane Black of Tennessee, Carlos Curbelo of Florida , Mike Bishop of MI and Jim Renacci of Ohio. [Full Article...]

What The Firing Of Jeff Sessions Tells Us About The Trump Administration

What The Firing Of Jeff Sessions Tells Us About The Trump Administration He said "there was so much smoke" surrounding Clinton that it made ideal sense for Trump Jr.to take a meeting at which he expected to receive dirt on her. On August 6, 2017, Whitaker also tweeted an op-ed newspaper piece from a former Philadelphia prosecutor carrying the headline: "Note to Trump's Lawyer: Do not cooperate with Mueller lynch mob". [Full Article...]

Fire Breaks Out In Ventura County Near Thousand Oaks

The Los Angeles and Ventura County fire departments say multiple buildings have been destroyed or damage, but exact numbers are not available early Friday. "This fire moved so fast and grew so fast a lot of people got caught by it". With the area still reeling from the shooting at the Thousand Oaks bar, the Hill fire has spread to 10,000 acres, quickly shutting down the 101 Freeway. [Full Article...]

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend Moscow peace talks

Afghan leaders, Taliban attend Moscow peace talks India and Russian Federation had resolved to direct their activities towards launching joint development and capacity building projects in Afghanistan . He said India supports all efforts at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan that will preserve unity and plurality, and bring security, stability and prosperity to the country. [Full Article...]

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 6 people injured A spokesman for the airline said it "suffered an accident on landing", but all 118 passengers and eight crew were safe. The Fly Jamaica flight bound for Toronto experienced a technical malfunction mid-air, less than 20 minutes after takeoff early on Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Taliban join Moscow talks to kick start Afghanistan negotiations

Moscow has said that the aim of the upcoming meeting is to help narrow the gaps in the approaches taken by the Afghan government and the Taliban to holding a direct intra-Afghan dialogue. Meanwhile, the U.S. has also confirmed its participation in the talks in Moscow on Friday. When asked why India's stand had undergone a significant shift vis-à-vis the Taliban, government officials said that ... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama rips 'misogynist' Trump in new memoir

The Washington Post , on Friday, published an excerpt of Michelle Obama's soon-to-be-released memoir Becoming . " Donald Trump , with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk", she wrote. Obama launches her promotional tour Tuesday not at a bookstore, but at Chicago's United Center, where tens of thousands of people have purchased tickets - from just under $30 t... [Full Article...]

One dead, two injured, in Melbourne stabbing incident

One dead, two injured, in Melbourne stabbing incident He was then shot by police. More than 100 police have swarmed on the area. But as the attacks continued unabated, eventually one officer opted for lethal force, shooting the suspect in the chest. Markel Villasin, 22, was finishing his shift at KFC on Bourke St as the drama unfolded. Two men shopping in the area told the ABC they saw a man throw what they thought to be a bomb into his auto. [Full Article...]

‘Camp Fire’ forces evacuations in Northern California

‘Camp Fire’ forces evacuations in Northern California As she fled, Gina Oviedo described a devastating scene in which flames engulfed homes, sparked explosions and toppled utility poles. "It's a very risky and very serious situation", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. Hospital patients were transferred to Oroville Hospital and Enloe Medical Center. "We're doing everything we can to get people out of the affected areas". [Full Article...]

Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack

Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack Australian police said a man who stabbed three people in the city of Melbourne on Friday drove a auto laden with gas cylinders that caught fire and that they are treating the attack as terrorism. Moments after a ute went up in flames at about 4.20pm on Friday, police shot the man as he swiped at officers with a knife. Police said the driver got out of the vehicle, which then caught fire, and a... [Full Article...]

White woman in viral racist rant facing 911 violation charge

White woman in viral racist rant facing 911 violation charge Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tell news outlets that 51-year-old Susan Westwood was served with outstanding warrants Saturday after contacting police in coastal Sunset Beach. "Nobody breaks their vehicle down in the best part of society", said Westwood. They said the verbal exchange continued as the woman used foul language and made disparaging remarks. [Full Article...]


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