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World News Chicago schools, union at odds over making up strike days
Author: 0 Chicago schools, union at odds over making up strike days

Families across Chicago are breathing a sigh of relief after learning a two-week teachers' strike is over and classes are set to resume. The missed days could be made up starting June 19. Negotiations came to a dramatic head late Wednesday night at a raucous, hours-long meeting of the 700-member governing body of Chicago Teachers Union.

World News McDonald's in trouble over 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' campaign
Author: 0 McDonald's in trouble over 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' campaign

The fast-food giant said it had not meant to invoke the memory of Bloody Sunday in 1972, when British soldiers shot 13 people dead at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland . In 2013, a London bar was forced to apologise after an outcry over a cocktail named "Sundae Bloody Sundae", which was served with a small toy soldier.

World News Police Find Millions Worth of Meth in almost 800 Sriracha Sauce Bottles
Author: 0 Police Find Millions Worth of Meth in almost 800 Sriracha Sauce Bottles

It contained 768 bottles of supposed sriracha sauce, which tested positive for methylamphetamine. The following day, two more Victorian men, 30 and 34, were arrested in the carpark of a Sydney hotel. "This has been a complex investigation and we know the methylamphetamine in this import was headed for a clandestine lab in the Sydney Metropolitan area for the extraction process to occur", acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said in a news release shared by the police force on ...

World News Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware
Author: 0 Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

At least two dozen Indian academics, lawyers, activists and journalists were targeted by Israeli-made spyware that exploited vulnerabilities in the WhatsApp messaging app, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Specifically, it is believed to be a remote access trojan (RAT), the kind that is downloaded without the user's explicit consent and created to give complete control of the system (mobile phone or computer) to the attacker.

World News Body of missing British backpacker found at sea off Cambodia
Author: 0 Body of missing British backpacker found at sea off Cambodia

A statement on the Cambodian police website, which has since been taken down, confirmed these details. Police have questioned six men in connection with her disappearance. "Her friend is still there as they were due to leave the island today, but she hasn't left because Amelia is missing". Police said her purse, phone and bank cards were still in the bag, while her passport and the rest of her belongings were at her hostel.

World News Second powerful quake hits South Philippines
Author: 0 Second powerful quake hits South Philippines

The back-to-back earthquakes are being attributed to even more widespread damage. Meanwhile in Makilala town, southwest of Davao, a village chief was found dead under the rubble of the village hall. Duterte and his family were safe in his Davao city home but engineers would check the stability of his house just to be sure, said Brig. A 6.5 magnitude natural disaster struck Mindanao island on Thursday morning, with Cotabato province as its epicenter, two days after a 6.6 magnitude quake hit ...

World News UK Parliament paves way for December general election
Author: 0 UK Parliament paves way for December general election

House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said parliament would be dissolved on November 6, given the House of Lords passes the bill. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it is time to unite the UK and "get Brexit done". While nearly all British politicians agree that an election is needed, Mr Johnson's opponents want to inflict maximum political damage by preventing his last-minute deal from being ratified before the poll.

World News Trumps hand out Halloween candy, greet kids at White House
Author: 0 Trumps hand out Halloween candy, greet kids at White House

Trump seemed spirited at the Halloween event with the current impeachment inquiry looming over the US President. The decorations rightly matched the theme of the evening appeared to be haunted forest-inspired. The couple greeted their guests as "The Addams Family " theme song was played by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings behind them. Children even saw "The Beast", an alternative name for the presidential limo, thanks to the U.S.

World News Mexico releases video of failed arrest of Chapo's son
Author: 0 Mexico releases video of failed arrest of Chapo's son

A compound holding Ovidio Guzmán was raided by the military. Despite the call, gunmen continued to pressure the federal government until they released the Guzman heir. Standing next to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the security cabinet presented a minute-by-minute account of the botched operation to capture Guzman Lopez in Culiacan, Sinaloa, on October 17.

World News Survivors welcome 'strong' inquiry report into London Grenfell Tower fire
Author: 0 Survivors welcome 'strong' inquiry report into London Grenfell Tower fire

The U.S. -based lawyers seeking justice for victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire today said that the findings of the official Grenfell Tower Inquiry into the disaster are "devastating and unquestionably validate our claims" regarding cause and the need to hold responsible and accountable the American companies responsible for the defective and non-compliant building materials that fueled the fatal fire.

World News Hong Kong medics accuse police of harassment
Author: 0 Hong Kong medics accuse police of harassment

Ambulances took one man away on a stretcher. Police officers restrain protesters during a rally in Hong Kong . Hong Kong has been embroiled in almost five months of pro-democracy rallies with battles between police and protesters escalating in violence.

World News North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South's military
Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South's military

Thursday's projectiles landed outside Japan's maritime exclusive economic zone, the Japanese coast guard said. "We are maintaining readiness and monitoring in case of additional launches", they added. North Korea on Tuesday rejected Seoul's request for talks on the fate of a flagship tour complex condemned by leader Kim Jong Un, dismissing meetings as "unnecessary", the South said.

World News Japan's Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, dies at 92
Author: 0 Japan's Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, dies at 92

Ogata was born in Tokyo on Sept 16, 1927, and spent her early years overseas, including in the United States and China. Japanese government officials said Ogata had died on October 22 but they only announced her death on Tuesday. In 1989, she became head of the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Sophia. "Being an advocate of human rights and for refugees, Ogata Sensei embodied the best of Japan and its postwar commitment to contributing to making the world a better place", he added.

World News NWS: Winter weather advisories for our area
Author: 0 NWS: Winter weather advisories for our area

NWS in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday for Dickinson County . However, a strong storm system expected to hit northern IL late Wednesday through Thursday is forecast to bring rain that likely will change to additional snowfall.

World News Boeing chief faces questions about accountability
Author: 0 Boeing chief faces questions about accountability

As Muilenburg departed Tuesday's hearing, she implored him to look at the victims' families when he apologized. "There's that psychological factor that "if I'm going to fly on a Max, it may not be safe"...that plays into people's psyche", he said.

World News Rain chances increase Wednesday, soggy Halloween
Author: 0 Rain chances increase Wednesday, soggy Halloween

There is even the chance of tornadoes. "Temperatures in northern England and Scotland could fall to as low as 4C to 6C in the evening". Most of Lower Michigan will see a complete changeover from rain to snow at some time during the trick-or-treat.

World News Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Russian Federation for foreign meddling
Author: 0 Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Russian Federation for foreign meddling

The social media platform removed three networks of accounts, Pages and Groups for engaging in foreign interference - which is coordinated inauthentic behaviour on behalf of a foreign actor - on Facebook and Instagram . Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019. Facebook said it is constantly trying to stop this kind of activity and noted it was taking action because of the accounts' behavior, not ...

World News Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Belgium!
Author: 0 Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Belgium!

Final weekend, Belgian authorities mentioned they'd discovered two extra vehicles carrying 20 migrants , all alive. On October 23, 2019, 39 migrants were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain after crossing from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

World News Imran Khan meets U.S. peace envoy, calls to reduce violence in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Imran Khan meets U.S. peace envoy, calls to reduce violence in Afghanistan

During the meeting, PM Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan's steadfast and honest support to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, said a press release issued by PM office. and Europe issued a joint statement saying: "Sustainable peace can only be achieved through a negotiated political settlement". To be sure, withdrawing USA forces from Afghanistan will not magically result in a peaceful resolution-but neither will keeping them there.

World News Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
Author: 0 Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The plan to transport natural gas about 1,200-kilometers (746-miles) through the Baltic Sea from Russian Federation to Europe has come under fire from U.S. "In a few short months, Russian Federation will have completed its natural gas pipeline - putting President Putin in a position to further expand his military, exploit our European allies, and threaten USA energy security", the senator said in a statement sent by his office to RFE/RL .

World News BC Is Cancelling Your Daylight Savings Time Nightmares Forever
Author: 0 BC Is Cancelling Your Daylight Savings Time Nightmares Forever

The National Research Council Canada, the organization which sets and maintains the country's official time, provided a breakdown. Opposing arguments include putting OH on a different time schedule from bordering states would be confusing for interstate businesses and visitors.

World News Train fire kills dozens after cooking accident
Author: 0 Train fire kills dozens after cooking accident

A Pakistani rescue official said the death toll from the fire had reached 65, with numerous injured still in a critical condition. "Two cooking stoves blew up". Yasmin Rashid, a provincial minister in the Punjab, told reporters that the medical staff were providing the best possible treatment for the injured at a hospital in Liaquatpur.

World News Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site in Okinawa
Author: 0 Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site in Okinawa

A third structure Nanden, or south temple, is almost destroyed, Kochi said. The cause of the fire is not known. Emergency responders on the southern island of Okinawa received the first call around 2:47 a.m. "I still can't accept this as a reality", Takara said. The castle, built about 500 years ago in the Ryukyu Dynasty, was designated Japan's national treasure in 1933.

World News Former US president Barack Obama urges 'politically woke' to get over themselves
Author: 0 Former US president Barack Obama urges 'politically woke' to get over themselves

Mr. Obama - who did not support same-sex marriage when he ran for president in 2008 but did in his reelection campaign- criticized the idea that people are "always politically woke", saying they "should get over that quickly". "The world is messy . They also talked about racism and how to be effective political activists", Lemon said , teeing up the clip. "People who you are fighting may love their kids and share certain things with you".

World News Grenfell deaths could have been reduced, report says
Author: 0 Grenfell deaths could have been reduced, report says

Inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick said fewer people may have died if key decisions had been made earlier, and made a number of recommendations following the two-year investigation into how the disaster at the west London tower block unfolded.

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