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Venice floods: Mayor to declare disaster after second worst high tide Venice floods: Mayor to declare disaster after second worst high tide
- November 13, 2019

We ask the # Government to help us, the costs will be high. "These are the effects of climate change". As the phenomenon of high water, locally known as "acqua alta, " goes, the levels Tuesday, while amusing for tourists and a nuisance for residents going about their business, were far lower than the 1.94 meters (6 feet 4 inches) in the devastating November 1966 flood in Venice . (more...)
8 killed in car bomb explosion in Turkish-controlled northeast Syrian town 8 killed in car bomb explosion in Turkish-controlled northeast Syrian town
- November 13, 2019

Firefighters tried to put out the flames caused by the explosions, as rescue workers carried away the victims. In Qamishli, an AFP correspondent saw charred cars and smoke rise from the site of the blasts. At least eight people perished and more than 20 sustained injuries after a auto explosion rocked the village of Suluk in the north of the Syrian Raqqa Governorate on Sunday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said via Twitter. (more...)
Israeli Army Contradicts Jordan's King, Says Lease on Enclave Extended Israeli Army Contradicts Jordan's King, Says Lease on Enclave Extended
- November 13, 2019

Jordan on Sunday said there will be no extension or renewal of an agreement which leases part of the Jordan's lands to Israel. The king had announced on Sunday in parliament that Jordan was "imposing full sovereignty on every inch" of the enclave, to loud applause from lawmakers. (more...)
Britain’s Labour Party targeted by ‘sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack’ Britain’s Labour Party targeted by ‘sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack’
- November 13, 2019

During a General Election, it is imperative that the main political parties are all given a fair and impartial hearing, and considering the importance of digital campaigning in modern election cycles, a DDoS attack such as this could give other parties an advantage. (more...)
President's rule imposed in Maharashtra President's rule imposed in Maharashtra
- November 13, 2019

President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday. This follows Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's report to the Centre which stated that the formation of a stable government is impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts. (more...)
Trump's leadership style 'misunderstood': Nikki Haley Trump's leadership style 'misunderstood': Nikki Haley
- November 13, 2019

But when asked if, like Trump , she considers his July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, "perfect", Haley replied that Trump thinks "in his mind" the call was flawless, but she does not believe it is ever a "good practice" to ask a foreign country to investigate an American. (more...)
Bushfires hit Sydney as crews battle to save homes Bushfires hit Sydney as crews battle to save homes
- November 12, 2019

On Monday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a state of emergency for New South Wales, allowing the Rural Fire Service ( RFS ) special powers to evacuate property and shut down electricity. Mr Fitzsimmons said the day was unfolding as predicted with a million hectares burning. Doctors and paramedics have treated more than 100 people for fire-related injuries, including 20 firefighters, Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan said. (more...)
Klobuchar Doesn’t Want Hunter Biden to Testify to Impeachment Committee Klobuchar Doesn’t Want Hunter Biden to Testify to Impeachment Committee
- November 12, 2019

Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker; and the individuals from which the whistle-blower obtained information about the phone call. She added: "Having Hunter Biden come in is unrelated to the Ukraine call. "I want to be very careful in my verbiage because I've found it repeatedly misconstrued by those of you who either write the stories or the headlines", Hoyer responded. (more...)
Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives
- November 12, 2019

A Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan previously told the Guardian the group considered teachers at the American University risky as they "change the minds of society". The following year, the Taliban released two videos showing the captives. In August 2016, gunmen wearing military uniforms kidnapped two professors of the American University of Afghanistan in the heart of Kabul. (more...)
Farage pulls back from challenging Tories in more than 300 seats Farage pulls back from challenging Tories in more than 300 seats
- November 12, 2019

Instead, he said the party would concentrate its efforts on winning seats held by Labour. "And we will stand in all seats held by the other remainer parties". Sterling leapt as much as one per cent against the USA dollar and rose to a six-month high against the euro. "We welcome Nigel Farage's recognition that another gridlocked hung Parliament is the greatest threat to getting Brexit done", he said. (more...)
Israel assassinates senior Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa abul-Ata in Gaza Israel assassinates senior Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa abul-Ata in Gaza
- November 12, 2019

The killed were Al Ata and his wife, according to local reports. Israel Radio said, citing senior military officials, that the IDF had managed to target the specific room where al-Ata was sleeping, and therefore claim they were able to avoid destroying the entire building. (more...)
Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid
- November 12, 2019

Another moderate Republican , Rep. CBS News: " Trump wanted Barr to clear his name on Ukraine by holding news conference " - " President Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference saying the president had not broken any laws during the July 25 phone call during which he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden, CBS News has confirmed, according to multiple sources". (more...)
Judge Rejects Trump Move Against NY Law on Tax Returns Judge Rejects Trump Move Against NY Law on Tax Returns
- November 12, 2019

A federal judge on Monday dismissed lawsuit by President Donald Trump to stop the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining state tax returns under a law recently enacted by NY. He also argued that Congress has no legislative interest in the president's tax returns. Such a decision now could rest with a judge in NY, if Trump's lawyers refile their claim in federal court there. (more...)
Snow blankets parts of UK as temperatures plunge to -7C Snow blankets parts of UK as temperatures plunge to -7C
- November 12, 2019

Although no further snow has now been forecast for the South West this week, overnight temperatures are set to fall to below freezing in some parts. "The rain will be heavy and prolonged and may turn to sleet in places, especially over high ground in the north while continuing on Wednesday night". (more...)