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World News Turkey begins military offensive in Syria
Author: 0 Turkey begins military offensive in Syria

This comes days after the United States troops backed away from the border area. SDF fighters armed with rocket launchers were later seen deploying in the area of Ras al-Ain. "I urge President Trump to change course while there is still time by going back to the safe zone concept that was working", said Graham, who also took his message to "Fox and Friends", a favorite show of the television-loving U.S.

World News Power shut off to 21,000 customers as wildfires erupt in Southern California
Author: 0 Power shut off to 21,000 customers as wildfires erupt in Southern California

That figure was slightly below the 800,000 feared, which would have left 2 million people unplugged. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E and ordinary customers complained about the inconveniences caused by the unprecedented blackouts that began midweek, with many wondering: Did the utility go too far in its attempt to ward off more deadly fires? "Northern California is not a Third World country", the San Jose Mercury Statesman said in an editorial.

World News United States takes custody of 2 high-profile IS militants
Author: 0 United States takes custody of 2 high-profile IS militants

The New York Times reports that the USA is planning to take Mr Elsheikh and Mr Kotey to Virginia, where they will be tested. Both CNN and the Washington Post also reported the USA military had taken custody of the two fighters, while ABC said they had been transferred to a safe location.

World News Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian PM
Author: 0 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian PM

The Nobel committee said in a statement on its website the award was given to Abiy "for his efforts to achieve peace and global cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea".

World News Kenneth Cole Forms The Mental Health Coalition
Author: 0 Kenneth Cole Forms The Mental Health Coalition

The Alliance for Mental Health and Development, a group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in mental health, has called on government to decriminalize the law on suicide attempts and channel resources towards its prevention. Nearly half (47 per cent) of men with a mental health condition have never raised it at work, compared to 43 per cent of female sufferers. This can create a vicious circle where staff start to underperform, which only compounds their private struggles with mental ...

World News Iranian oil tanker explodes off coast of Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Iranian oil tanker explodes off coast of Saudi Arabia

According to the the ship tracking website Marine Traffic the tanker was heading to Suez. The state-run IRNA news agency and others relied on an online news report for their stories, while the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted an anonymous source with direct knowledge of the incident.

World News Turkey bombs Syria: Erdogan begins 'Operation Peace Spring'
Author: 0 Turkey bombs Syria: Erdogan begins 'Operation Peace Spring'

Turkey views Kurdish YPG fighters in northeast Syria as terrorists due to their ties to militants waging an insurgency inside Turkey, an influx of non-Kurdish Syrians would help it secure a buffer against its main security threat. Turkish aircraft and artillery began striking positions in Syria immediately after Erdogan's announcement, according to media reports. Turkey says it is ready to clear Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border.

World News China lowers expectations for United States trade talks
Author: 0 China lowers expectations for United States trade talks

Beijing had lowered its expectations for significant progress during this week's trade talks, Chinese government officials told Reuters News Agency, after the USA blacklisted more than two dozen Chinese entities on Monday. While both the USA and China face the risk of slowing economic growth, the Trump administration appears to be sticking to its hard line. Washington accuses China of attempting to dominate global industry through massive state intervention in markets, theft of ...

World News Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign charges
Author: 0 Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign charges

They are my clients and I have advised them to press charges . "They have a strong interest in America not backing away from Ukraine ". One of the events was an exclusive affair held at a South Florida residence with fewer than 30 people attending, including the governor.

World News Trump to get involved in United Kingdom diplomat crash
Author: 0 Trump to get involved in United Kingdom diplomat crash

British police say the 42-year-old woman is a suspect in an August 27 collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle near RAF Croughton, a British military base in England used by the U.S. The US president replied to a tweet by "Twitter Moments" which claimed that the White House said Ankara will be moving forward with its incoming operation and will take responsibility for all Daesh fighters they capture.

World News Elizabeth Warren shares stories of other women who experienced pregnancy discrimination
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren shares stories of other women who experienced pregnancy discrimination

But Trudy Randall and Sharon Ercalano each said that a non-tenured, pregnant employee like Warren would have had little job security at Riverdale in 1971, seven years before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed. The Washington Free Beacon unearthed the minutes from a 1971 board of education meeting in which its members offered her a second year teaching contract.

World News Trump Says U.S. Holds ‘Most Dangerous’ Islamic State Terrorists in Syria
Author: 0 Trump Says U.S. Holds ‘Most Dangerous’ Islamic State Terrorists in Syria

The two British Isis members accused of involvement in the beheading of western hostages are being taken to Iraq by the United States military as the Turkish offensive in north-east Syria gets into its second day. The Turkish invasion of the Kurdish-held region, launched on Wednesday morning, threw into doubt the continued custody of the pair. "We've taken them out, and we're putting them in different locations where it's secure", he added.

World News Twitch apologizes for live stream of Germany shooting
Author: 0 Twitch apologizes for live stream of Germany shooting

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed that the company was working to remove and block the video from its platforms. He then tried unsuccessfully to blast open the gate of the Jewish cemetery with explosives. "Unfortunately the time has come when all Jewish places of worship and Jewish communal sites [in Germany] need to have enhanced round-the-clock security provided by state security services", Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress in Geneva, said .

World News European Union braces for no-deal Brexit while Johnson faces cabinet rebellion
Author: 0 European Union braces for no-deal Brexit while Johnson faces cabinet rebellion

Johnson has vowed Britain will go away on October 31 with or and not using a deal - regardless of MPs passing a legislation final month that requires him to hunt one other Brexit delay if he fails to safe a pact on the summit. The Prime Minister's "two borders" proposals, he said, were based on a system "that hasn't been properly developed, that hasn't been tested". Delaying Brexit would only increase the chances of a no-deal exit, he warned.

World News Climate protesters try to 'occupy' London City Airport
Author: 0 Climate protesters try to 'occupy' London City Airport

A London City Airport spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a booked passenger that climbed on top of an aircraft at London City Airport has been removed". An activist from Extinction Rebellion in a protest during the group's "Spring Rebellion" in Melbourne on Thursday. "That system will break, as climate chaos hits", group spokesman Rupert Read said in a statement.

World News IS radical stabs ex-Indonesian army chief Wiranto
Author: 0 IS radical stabs ex-Indonesian army chief Wiranto

The minister had suffered two wounds to his stomach, said Firmansyah, director of the Berkah Hospital. "His condition is stable and at the moment he is being evacuated to a hospital in Jakarta ", Tomsi Tohir, Banten police chief told Metro TV.

World News Lindsey Graham invites Giuliani to testify before Senate Judiciary panel
Author: 0 Lindsey Graham invites Giuliani to testify before Senate Judiciary panel

Giuliani, the former mayor of NY, has emerged as a central figure in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into Trump. After Energy Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. But there has been no evidence Hunter Biden was ever under investigation, and a variety of western bodies also wanted the former prosecutor to go for failing to root out corruption in Ukraine.

World News That’s nuts! Squirrels stash winter food in Penn. couple’s vehicle
Author: 0 That’s nuts! Squirrels stash winter food in Penn. couple’s vehicle

Chris and Holly Persic say squirrels concealed more than 200 walnuts and several large clumps of grass under the hood of their SUV last weekend, much to their surprise on Monday. Walnuts they couldn't reach fell out and covered the floor. 'They put it up on the lift and I guess there's a protective plate underneath, ' Chris said, 'so when they took that off all the walnuts fell out all over the place'.

World News Ecuador protests: President moves government out of Quito
Author: 0 Ecuador protests: President moves government out of Quito

Demonstrators briefly burst through a police cordon before being driven back with tear gas, witnesses said . "They want to turn Ecuador into Venezuela", Roldan said. "People couldn't take it anymore, that's the reality", he said, referring to the belt-tightening economic measures. With protesters swarming around Quito , various government buildings were attacked overnight, authorities said, adding to looting and the destruction of ambulances and police vehicles in recent days.

World News American Airlines pushes back return of 737 Max jets
Author: 0 American Airlines pushes back return of 737 Max jets

American Airlines announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday that two software upgrades for the jet are expected to be approved by the end of the year, at which point flights can resume, ABC News reports. Southwest Airlines had already taken the MAX fleet out of its schedule until January 5 and United Airlines has done the same until December 19. The aerospace giant delivered 63 aircraft in its commercial programme in the three months ending Sept 30, down from ...

World News PM Khan likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran after China visit
Author: 0 PM Khan likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran after China visit

Last month, Prime Minister Khan himself acknowledged the mediation efforts when he visited NY to attend the UN General Assembly session (UNGA), The Express Tribune reported. Another official said Pakistan remained in contact with both Tehran and Riyadh to find a negotiated settlement of their current crises. Before arriving in the US, Prime Minister Imran Khan went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , where he held meetings with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman .

World News Joe Biden Calls For Trump Impeachment 'To Preserve Our Constitution'
Author: 0 Joe Biden Calls For Trump Impeachment 'To Preserve Our Constitution'

Gowdy will be acting as outside counsel for Trump in the impeachment battle, working with the president's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, according to a person familiar with the matter. But White House officials also won't commit to cooperating with Congress if the House were to convene a vote on launching an impeachment inquiry .

World News Facebook Rejects Biden Campaign’s Request to Ban Trump Advertisement
Author: 0 Facebook Rejects Biden Campaign’s Request to Ban Trump Advertisement

A majority of Americans say they support House Democrats' move to start an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump , according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll released Tuesday. Trump has defended the propriety of those actions and also called for the government of China to investigate the Biden family, too. A whistleblower raised concerns about the phone call, and the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi , announced a formal ...

World News Bernie changes
Author: 0 Bernie changes "nature of campaign" after heart attack

So that's about all, let me hear what the doctor has to say , OK? I'm feeling good, getting some work done. I know it's a tough job, being in Vermont on a handsome fall day, but hey...somebody's got to do it. He did not however say he would withdraw from the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Still, according to Politico , Sanders said the latest development would not prompt him to release his medical records any sooner, noting that they will be disclosed "at the appropriate ...

World News Rajnath Singh flies in Rafale fighter as France hands over first jet
Author: 0 Rajnath Singh flies in Rafale fighter as France hands over first jet

Mr. Singh later flew with Ms. Parly to Merignac, where Dassault Aviation's Rafale final assembly facility is located, for the handing over ceremony. "His decisiveness has greatly benefited our national security", he said. India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore on September 23, 2016 - a deal that was at the centre of a political controversy in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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