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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem draft
- October 16, 2016

In response to UNESCO members Bennett said: "Your decision denies history and encourages terror. In the KIoran, Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, where Muhammad arrived after his night journey from Al Haram Mosq (Mecca) to Al Aqsa". (more...)
Built destroyers at center of Yemen missile exchange
- October 16, 2016

The missile strikes came after US naval vessels patrolling the Red Sea off Yemen's coast came under fire - twice within the last week - from Houthi-held areas of Yemen. When the Houthis fired on the U.S.S. Mason earlier this week, sailors were able to deploy countermeasures and the ship was not damaged. However, the Houthi leader said, the Yemeni nation will fulfill its duty to defend its territory, freedom and independence and has the right to use any legitimate means against this ... (more...)
Three FC personnel shot dead in Quetta Three FC personnel shot dead in Quetta
- October 16, 2016

Baluchistan, of which Quetta is the provincial capital, has always been the centre of a low-level insurgency by small separatist groups which demand more autonomy and a greater share in the region's natural resources, like gas and oil. The deceased were identified as Arif, Abdul Latif and Faizullah. Further probe was underway. The statement also says the security forces returned fire and when the firing stopped, they found eight bodies of "terrorists". (more...)
India, Russia agree missile sales, joint venture for helicopters
- October 16, 2016

PM Modi said he deeply appreciated Russia's support of "our actions to fight cross-border terrorism that threatens our entire region". Then, in an even more direct hint to Beijing, he said that both Russian Federation and India today "affirmed the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists and their supporters". (more...)
Led Syria talks begin in Lausanne
- October 16, 2016

Yet after last month's collapse of a ceasefire and even U.S. charges of Russian war crimes , U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's portrayal of the result as "exactly what we wanted" sounded unconvincing. Also, opposition fighters backed by Turkish airstrikes launched an offensive to try to capture Dabiq from IS, which confers special status to the northern Syrian town in its ideology and propaganda. (more...)
Trump faces fresh accusations from women
- October 16, 2016

While Trump said the video was just talk and he had never behaved in this way, multiple women subsequently went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against the NY real estate magnate going back three decades. For Trump , it may recall another presidential candidate from the 1980s, Democrat Gary Hart, who urged reporters to "follow him around" when stories spread that he'd been having an affair. (more...)
Ex-Alberta premier Prentice dies in plane crash
- October 16, 2016

Alberta Premier and Progressive Conservative party leader Jim Prentice reacts after losing the Alberta election in Calgary, Alberta, Canada May 5, 2015 . Premier Rachel Notley announced she would not be attending a planned announcement regarding the completion of the expansion to Red Deer Airport but as of press time had yet to issue a statement regarding Prentices death. (more...)
Remaining Chibok Girls To Be Released Soon
- October 16, 2016

Mohammed thanked all Nigerians for their support and for "never losing confidence in the ability of Mr. President [Muhammadu Buhari] to secure the safe release of our Chibok girls". The also congratulated the government of Nigeria, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Switzerland, on the successful negotiations. In the early hours of Thursday morning, 21 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls were released by their Boko Haram captors in the town of Banki close to Nigeria's ... (more...)
Trump campaign denounces Ohio GOP chair, deepens party rift Trump campaign denounces Ohio GOP chair, deepens party rift
- October 16, 2016

Donald Trump may have cost himself any chance of winning the state of OH after he condemned and attacked the state Republican Party chair for criticizing his behavior towards women. The move is another example of how fractious and disorganized Trump's campaign for the White House has been. But that didn't pan out. The Trump campaign declined our offer to endorse. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's campaign chair's Twitter account hacked, tweets support for Trump Hillary Clinton's campaign chair's Twitter account hacked, tweets support for Trump
- October 16, 2016

The Washington Post editorial board endorsed Clinton Thursday morning, saying, "No, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms. Clinton's chief opponent is awful". "Goal would be to cauterize this just enough so it plays out over the weekend and dies in the short term", Merrill wrote on March 6, 2015. Catholic and evangelical groups slammed Hillary Clinton's campaign in a statement Thursday over comments revealed in the WikiLeaks emails hack between two high-level campaign ... (more...)
Boy Killed in School Shooting Gets Sendoff Fit for Superman Boy Killed in School Shooting Gets Sendoff Fit for Superman
- October 16, 2016

Renae Hall said she wanted the themed funeral because her son loved all sorts of heroes, but also so it would be comfortable for the many children who would come. She said she encouraged mourners to do the same. Students won't return to Townville Elementary until Thursday. " Let's take what we've learned from Jacob and let it make us a better person ". (more...)
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for his contribution to literature
- October 16, 2016

Lou, who has celebrated every year without failDylan?s birthday on May 24 for the past four decades, ishosting an evening for the Nobel laureate's fans this Sundayto celebrate his songs, poetry and music. president Barack Obama, who notes that true to form Dylan once stood him up for a photo op. " Salud for Bob Dylan! ". The gallery announced Friday that it will install a portrait of the singer-songwriter in the museum's "Celebrate" space on the first floor on Monday, days after he was ... (more...)
2 women tell New York Times Trump touched them inappropriately
- October 16, 2016

But Cooper press on. Leeds recalled that she was given a seat next to Trump on the airplane and the two exchanged pleasantries. "No, I have not". But Stoynoff insisted that she just wanted to "forget it ever happened". For Stoynoff, it didn't there as Trump allegedly claimed to her " you know we are going to have an affair right?" Jessica Leeds is one of several women who accused Trump on Wednesday of unwanted sexual advances. (more...)
West Indies trail Pakistan by 264 after slow test day West Indies trail Pakistan by 264 after slow test day
- October 16, 2016

Fast bowler and West Indies Captain Jason Holder offers a wry grin as Pakistan pile on the runs during the second day of the day/night opening Test yesterday. Samuels hit two boundaries off the first two balls he faced in what was an aggressive knock, studded with 13 boundaries. Seamer Sohail Khan finally got the breakthrough when he had Samuels on the back foot and trapped him leg before wicket in Pakistan's only success during the second session. (more...)
CEO Of Escort Ad Site Backpage.com Arrested On Pimping Minor Charges CEO Of Escort Ad Site Backpage.com Arrested On Pimping Minor Charges
- October 16, 2016

On Oct. 4, 2016, Backpage's Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer was arrested on charges of pimping for hosting underage sex-trafficking victims on their "adult services" section. SAN FRANCISCO-The man whose website became a source for countless cases of sex trafficking during the height of the Bakken oil boom was arrested Thursday on criminal charges that included pimping. (more...)
Residents in two SC counties now eligible for individual FEMA aid
- October 16, 2016

That declaration provides federal assistance to state agencies and local governments to fix and recover from Hurricane Matthew . Businesses that were damaged from Hurricane Matthew are also advised to report claims to their insurance companies. (more...)
President Buhari of Nigeria says first lady Aisha 'belongs in kitchen' President Buhari of Nigeria says first lady Aisha 'belongs in kitchen'
- October 16, 2016

Bukola Saraki, have made this same observation in the past and I think they meant well for the administration and the country. I will also join them in appealing to the president to do the needful", he said. " In an interview with the BBC's Hausa language service, Nigerian first lady Aisha Buhari suggested that she might not back her husband's potential reelection in 2019 if he didn't shake up his government ". (more...)
All EU nationals 'will be allowed to stay in UK' after Brexit
- October 16, 2016

Still, that's a level the currency hasn't seen since 1985 and way down on where it started the week, just below $1.30. That means the volume of trading was likely lower than usual, and that relatively smaller trades can have an outsize impact. (more...)
IEA: Oil market still 'under pressure' despite OPEC deal
- October 16, 2016

Energy stocks also tumbled as investors doubted the cartel's efforts to strike a production deal with Russian Federation and others would be enough to cut supplies in view of the Algiers agreement's inability to prevent the current glut. "In the current situation, we think that a freeze or even a cut in oil production is probably the only proper decision to preserve stability in the global energy market", he said. (more...)
Tuesday is the Last Day to Register to Vote Tuesday is the Last Day to Register to Vote
- October 16, 2016

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on Tuesday that as of October 7 an estimated 1,091,188 absentee ballot applications had been received by county boards of elections statewide. Oct. 29 in all 159 counties in Georgia. In-person requests , as well as returning your ballot on the spot, can be done at county board of elections offices from now until Monday, Nov. (more...)