Tuesday October 17-th, 2017

UN Slams Aleppo Rebels Amid Accused Poison Gas Attacks

Militant-held eastern Aleppo is encircled by government forces and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. Both sides, but particularly the regime, have made a decision to use civilians as a tool, as a way of condu...

Lebanese parliament elects new president, ending vacuum

Supporters of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement celebrate the election of their leader Michel Aoun in the town of Jdeideh, north of Beirut , on October 31, 2016. Hariri described his surprise endorsement of Aoun as necessary to "protect Lebanon, pro...

Brazile resigns from CNN after sending questions to Clinton campaign before debate Brazile resigns from CNN after sending questions to Clinton campaign before debate

Ms Brazile, the WikiLeaks emails showed, emailed the Clinton campaign on 12 March, warning them that one question from the audience would be from a woman with a rash asking about the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan and what Ms Clinton ...

Battle of Orgreave campaigners demand answers from Home Secretary Battle of Orgreave campaigners demand answers from Home Secretary

In an interview with the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Mr Corbyn said that without an inquiry a "cloud remains" over those present that day, both miners and police officers, adding that South Yorkshire Police "need to know that there isn't...

Italy hit by strongest quake in 35 years, no deaths reported Italy hit by strongest quake in 35 years, no deaths reported

Thousands of aftershocks have been recorded in the weeks since then, including two exceptionally powerful tremors last Wednesday. Most of these places were largely deserted when the quake hit on Sunday morning at around 7.40 a.m. Benedict cathedral...

Duterte wants USA troops out of the Philippines in 2 years

During his visit to Beijing last week, Duterte announced his country's "separation" from the us, both economically and militarily. Meanwhile, in a separate speech later in the day, the Philippine president pledged not to "abandon Japan in our partn...

Half of Republican voters would reject Clinton win, poll finds

The latest results compared with 44 per cent for Clinton and 37 per cent for Trump in the October 7-13 poll released last week. "All she wants to do is campaign", Trump said as he rallied supporters in North Carolina. 'I want to say something to pe...

BSF retaliates to ceasefire breach

On October 21 night, Pakistan Rangers had targeted the border hamlets and border outposts (BoP) with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons along the IB in the sector. Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, resorted to sniper a...

What we know about the FBI's new email inquiry What we know about the FBI's new email inquiry

In his Friday letter to congressional leaders, Comey wrote only that new emails have emerged, prompting the agency to "take appropriate investigative steps" to review the information that may be pertinent to its previously closed investigation into C...

Tutaia sinks Australia in Fast 5s decider Tutaia sinks Australia in Fast 5s decider

In the opening quarter, shooters Maria Tutaia and Te Paea Selby-Rickit combining for 14 points, including four three-pointers. The Silver Ferns' power play netted 18 points and effectively ended the Diamonds' tilt at claiming their first Fast 5s ti...

Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo amid intense clashes Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo amid intense clashes

The evacuation of terrorist groups , such as the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, was also proposed by the United Nations special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura. "We've launched tens of rockets on regime positions, and we've broken through the government's...

WikiLeaks release reveals internal concern over handling of Clinton emails

As news of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was first made public, members of her inner circle exhibited concern over how her State Department team had handled the matter, according to the latest release from WikiLeaks . "Of course th...

Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

When it stopped in the arrestor bed, passengers could smell burning rubber. Live TV footage showed Mr Pence standing in the rain near the plane among emergency vehicles, talking to police and other officials. The plane made a rough impact when it l...

Open enrollment for affordable healthcare

Now, for the first time ever, more than 90 percent of Americans have health insurance . In order to receive financial assistance, consumers should purchase coverage from healthcare.gov, which officially opens for business on November 1, 2016.

Syria rebels launch assault to break West Aleppo siege Syria rebels launch assault to break West Aleppo siege

The West has accused Moscow of committing possible war crimes in Aleppo through indiscriminate bombing to support Syrian government efforts to retake total control over the city. "About 275,000 people have been besieged in the east by pro-gover...

Arsenal thrash woeful Sunderland 4-1 Arsenal thrash woeful Sunderland 4-1

Given that Sunderland have failed to win a league game since May, a much angrier response could have been anticipated as Arsenal scored three goals in seven humiliating seven-half minutes. "You think "Here we are", because we missed so many chanc...

Trump takes issue with Clinton's criticism of Putin Trump takes issue with Clinton's criticism of Putin

I think he is representing the interests of that part of the American electorate, and it's a significant part, that is exhausted of the same elite who have been in power for decades. Russia, he went on, "has no intention of attacking anyone - to say ...

Turn your clocks back, daylight saving time ends tonight Turn your clocks back, daylight saving time ends tonight

Most phones do automatically change the time. Nights will gradually get darker earlier now until the next time the clocks change on March 26, 2017. Unless you have a very old model, the timer on your TV, like your smartphone, should update automa...

Hillary Clinton 'Absolutely Ready' To Be Commander-In-Chief: Michelle Obama Hillary Clinton 'Absolutely Ready' To Be Commander-In-Chief: Michelle Obama

Tiffany Trump has also apparently given zilch. While he had routinely given about $2 million a month, as of Wednesday, he'd covered $33,000 in October campaign costs, giving nothing more - and putting him $44 million short of the $100 million overall...

Did Hillary Clinton put too many eggs in Bill's basket? Did Hillary Clinton put too many eggs in Bill's basket?

Clinton is expected to talk about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's economic plans and the importance of early voting. Is Bill Clinton a help or more of a hindrance when it comes to getting her elected? The correct campaign sl...

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

Clinton is also scheduled to campaign in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida next week, but has added an unusual stop to her calendar Arizona, a Republican Party stronghold where she is leading in several public opinion polls. She said she wants to se...

Pak govt sacks minister over news report on rift with army Pak govt sacks minister over news report on rift with army

Government and diplomatic sources say the article soured relations between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N party and the military, with army officials blaming PML-N for the leak and demanding the source be punished. Sources said ...

Five killed, several injured at a Majlis in Naziamabad Karachi Five killed, several injured at a Majlis in Naziamabad Karachi

The Majlis was taking place at the residence of a man who was identified as Dr Asad. The bodies were later moved from Rizvia to Khair-ul-Amal Imambargah in the limits of Samanabad police station, a police official said. Earlier in October, a boy ...

Pirates aim for gains as Icelanders choose new government Pirates aim for gains as Icelanders choose new government

The final election results will be known shortly after polling stations close but because no party is expected to have a majority Iceland's fate will only be known after coalition negotiations. "Icelanders, like many Europeans and North Americans, ...

Spain's Rajoy to name his new cabinet on Thursday Spain's Rajoy to name his new cabinet on Thursday

Rajoy's People's Party (PP) will lead a minority conservative government. The Socialists decided Sunday to vote against Rajoy during the first vote (on Thursday) and abstain in the second (on Saturday). Then, he enjoyed a majority in parliament and...

Shiite Militias Launch Operation Near Iraq's Mosul Shiite Militias Launch Operation Near Iraq's Mosul

On Oct. 18, the Iraqi army - backed by USA -led coalition airstrikes - launched a much-anticipated operation to retake Mosul , which Daesh overran in mid-2014. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said earlier in the we...

Brisbane bus driver set alight and killed at Moorooka Brisbane bus driver set alight and killed at Moorooka

Fire services were called just after 9:00am to Beaudesert Road and the fire is now out. Supt Keogh said the man in custody was "compliant" and today's attack appeared to be a rare and, so far motiveless, crime. Onlookers broke through the back do...

INEC clears Jimoh Ibrahim, Akeredolu, 26 others for Ondo guber poll INEC clears Jimoh Ibrahim, Akeredolu, 26 others for Ondo guber poll

Ahmed Makarfi-led faction also submitted to INEC the name of Mr Eyitayo Jegede as the party's candidate. As at the time of filing this report major highways in the capital city and other parts of the state have been blocked by protesters burning ...

Fire forces closure of a Waterstones Exeter branch Fire forces closure of a Waterstones Exeter branch

Dr Todd Gray, an historian at the University of Exeter , said: "The Royal Clarence is in the heart of what was not just the Medieval city but within the precincts of Roman Exeter ". He said the fire was thought to have been started accidentally and...

Justice Malcolm Rowe formally appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

The bench was irked when Rohatgi, at the outset, raised the issue of non-finalisation of the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) as one of the reasons hindering the appointment process and said it was necessary in pursuance of the recent apex court judgeme...

Red Cross Blood Donors Info Leaked in Australia's Biggest Data Breach Red Cross Blood Donors Info Leaked in Australia's Biggest Data Breach

Ms Ross said all copies of the data had now been deleted, and the breach was a result of human error. After weeding out the duplicate entries, he found the database contained the personal information of around half a million blood donors. Still, desp...

Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election

Trump, who has advocated repairing ties with Moscow battered over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, has called this claim absurd and cast doubt on the US intelligence community's allegation of Russia's complicity in the cyberattacks. The U.S. has a...

UN has reports IS using 1000s as 'human shields' in Mosul

The Russian military says the USA -led coalition has committed "war crimes" by striking civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul and nearby areas. Those executed included civilians who have refused to comply with the relocation orders and those who pre...

China's Ruling Party Endorses Xi as 'Core Leader' After Meeting

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. China's communist party has elevated President Xi Jinping's status to a "core" leader, putting him on par with Chinese strongmen such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xioaping.

State senate OKs bill to let distributors sell six-packs State senate OKs bill to let distributors sell six-packs

A bone of contention was the Senate's rejection of a provision approved overwhelmingly by the House to retroactively restore the ability of former child victims to sue for damages if they are now older than the current legal age limit of 30.

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