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World News At least four dead in Brooklyn shooting
Author: 0 At least four dead in Brooklyn shooting

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said the three injured included two men and one women. No one has been arrested over the early morning shooting in Brooklyn, and the motive and exact circumstances are not known, a NY police official told AFP.

World News Turkey Launches Land Operation in Northern Syria
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In sharp-edged remarks aimed at Turkey , Juncker pointed out that the European Union is contributing €6bn (£5.4bn) to Turkey to help support the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in the country, adding that Europe would not contribute to the creation of a " safe zone " in northern Syria .

World News Donald Tusk hands Boris Johnson last-minute reprieve over Brexit deal
Author: 0 Donald Tusk hands Boris Johnson last-minute reprieve over Brexit deal

At issue are the Prime Minister's plans to take Northern Ireland out of Europe's Customs union and give Stormont, its power-sharing assembly, a veto over the arrangement. The development came after Johnson met with Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday, who offered a strikingly upbeat assessment of the chances that the United Kingdom can strike a deal by next Thursday's European Union summit.

World News Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy joins Trump's impeachment defense team
Author: 0 Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy joins Trump's impeachment defense team

His task, and that of Trump's other lawyers, is to defend the president and prevent GOP defections in the impeachment push, now centered on a call to Ukraine in which Trump pushed for an investigation of rival Joe Biden and his family. "Respect for the rule of law must mean something irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles". White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to House Democratic leaders Monday that their inquiry has proceeded in a "manner that violates ...

World News Xi doesn't raise Kashmir with Modi as they seek to reset ties
Author: 0 Xi doesn't raise Kashmir with Modi as they seek to reset ties

Both the leaders have made a decision to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism to better balance trade between the two countries. Xi met with Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing's support for Pakistan in opposing India's downgrading of Kashmir's semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region.

World News 1 dead, several injured after hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses
Author: 0 1 dead, several injured after hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses

Another hanging crane is said to be unstable at the moment, and more of the building could collapse - so police and the fire department have cleared neighboring streets and evacuated surrounding buildings. It's unclear what exactly caused the building to cave - doesn't sound like the construction site was all that safe to begin with. "It's still a very risky situation", he said.

World News Apple's HKMaps.live removal is a problem for Tim Cook
Author: 0 Apple's HKMaps.live removal is a problem for Tim Cook

The decision to remove the app came just a day after China's state-run news outlet, People's Daily, published an article suggesting that Apple was committing "illegal acts" by being "accomplices" to the protesters-people that the propaganda website called "rioters".

World News Texas Birds Among Those At Risk of Extinction
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Drawing on tens of thousands of individual observations of 604 bird species, researchers first established current trends in species range and distribution and then projected those trends forward in time based on climate models for different emission scenarios.

World News Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump
Author: 0 Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump

Responding to questions from The Associated Press, Zelenskiy said he only learned after their phone call that the USA had blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine. Zelenskiy said the "key question" for him was to try to persuade the White House to "change its rhetoric" about Ukraine as a corrupt and untrustworthy country.

World News Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain
Author: 0 Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain

He acknowledged the agreement could fall apart during that period, though he expressed confidence that it would not. The tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports was set to rise Tuesday from 25% to 30%. Friday's announcement also made no mention of commitments by Beijing in sensitive areas including subsidies to industry and cyber security, or the status of telecom equipment giant Huawei , which faces damaging USA sanctions.

World News Former Ukraine envoy testifies Trump pushed to oust her
Author: 0 Former Ukraine envoy testifies Trump pushed to oust her

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of OH defended Yovanovitch's removal from Ukraine , saying the president is entitled to have the ambassador he wants. That former diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose the private conversation. In her statement to lawmakers, Yovanovitch said that "false narratives" had resulted from "an unfortunate alliance between Ukrainians who continue to operate within a corrupt system, and Americans who either did not understand that corrupt system, or who may ...

World News Mastercard, eBay, Visa and Stripe join PayPal in Facebook Libra exodus
Author: 0 Mastercard, eBay, Visa and Stripe join PayPal in Facebook Libra exodus

The departures on Friday came after U.S. senators sent letters to several financial firms noting that they could face "a high level of scrutiny from regulators" if they participated in the new currency plan. Chairwoman of the committee sent a letter to Facebook requesting an immediate moratorium on the implementation of Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency , Libra, and digital wallet, Calibra.

World News PM Narendra Modi Gifts Hand-Woven Silk Portrait To Xi Jinping
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi Gifts Hand-Woven Silk Portrait To Xi Jinping

Just before Xi's visit to India, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kahn called on him earlier this week in China and the duo released a joint statement. The comment was in the context of tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi scrapped a temporary provision in its constitution that gave special status to Kashmir and integrated the region more closely with India.

World News News anchor interrupted by young son pulling her hair during live broadcast
Author: 0 News anchor interrupted by young son pulling her hair during live broadcast

It's pretty hilarious - Kube sees little Ryan walking up on her monitor and has a moment of panic, but keeps it completely professional and continues delivering the news while trying to shoo her son away. "I couldn't love this more". Watchers also praised Kube for handling the situation with warmth and grace. She has a master's degree from American University, lives by the beach with her three kids and husband and hopes to own a pig one day.

World News World Mental Health Day observed in Pakistan
Author: 0 World Mental Health Day observed in Pakistan

World Health Organization statistics indicate that every year, some 800,000 people lose their lives to suicide, and many others attempt to take their own lives. The stigma and various forms of stereotypes about mental health and its treatment can be major obstacles for seeking help when people are in crisis. This could undermine its importance as a public health priority in its own right; in European Union and Member State policymaking and health system funding, mental health is still not ...

World News Want to cast your federal election vote early? Here's how
Author: 0 Want to cast your federal election vote early? Here's how

Advance polls open Friday and stay open through the Thanksgiving long weekend. If you don't have ID, you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station to vouch for you.

World News Taiwan's Tsai vows to defend island, lambasts China
Author: 0 Taiwan's Tsai vows to defend island, lambasts China

While the People's Republic has never controlled Taiwan , it claims the separately ruled island as part of its territory, a claim Ms Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party rejects . "China is encroaching on us through their sharp power , but as a crucial member of the region, we know that Taiwan must fulfill its responsibilities to the worldwide community", Tsai said.

Author: 0 Ukraine to investigate potential 2016 USA election interference

A former comedian who won a landslide election victory in April despite having no political experience, the 41-year-old Zelenskiy has been unwillingly drawn into a political battle in Washington between Trump and his Democratic opponents.

World News FAA failed to properly review 737 Max system
Author: 0 FAA failed to properly review 737 Max system

The plane has been grounded since March, and Boeing is still working on updates to software and computers. In both incidents, investigators focused on the role played by a software system called MCAS (Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System), which was created to make the aircraft easier to fly.

World News Elizabeth Warren wows gay-rights town hall with marriage zinger
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren wows gay-rights town hall with marriage zinger

During her time, Warren was asked by HRC's Board of Directors chair Morgan Cox what she would say if a supporter told her they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, specifically due to their faith. "My pronouns are she, her and hers", Harris said. "Jesus loves all the children of the world", she said, singing the tune. "You know, I don't have notes from when I was a little kid", Warren said, receiving a laugh from the audience.

Author: 0 Advance polls open this weekend for federal election

Can I vote at an Elections Canada office? Voters also can cast a ballot at any Elections Canada office until 6 p.m. on October 15. Zain Ahmad, a first-time federal voter and University of Toronto student, said that the voting process was "really easy and straightforward".

World News Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents
Author: 0 Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents

Trump's lawyers can appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court before it goes into effect. Tatel and Millett cite former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis's 1926 argument that the objective of separation of powers is "not to avoid friction, but, by means of the inevitable friction incident to the distribution of the governmental powers among three departments, to save the people from autocracy".

World News North Korea slams Europeans over criticism of missile test
Author: 0 North Korea slams Europeans over criticism of missile test

South Korea said Thursday it's unclear if North Korea will allow a live broadcast when it hosts the South's national soccer team for a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang next Tuesday. soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War, as good-faith gestures to the United States, which it says have not been reciprocated. Some observers say North Korea's threat may be a tactic to pressure the USA into making concessions as a restart of nuclear and long-range missile tests would likely derail ...

World News Former South African president Zuma to face corruption trial
Author: 0 Former South African president Zuma to face corruption trial

He also said Zuma's claims that he was a victim of a "witch hunt" were unfounded. The charges date back to 2005 when the former president received 783 payments totalling over R4m from his then-financial adviser Schabir Shaik. South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance welcomed the court's decision, saying "that Zuma will eventually have to face his day in court".

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