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Journal Reveals Last Days of Man Killed By Isolated Tribe Journal Reveals Last Days of Man Killed By Isolated Tribe
- November 24, 2018

Indian authorities have been trying to figure out a way to recover Chau's body after he was killed last week by islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach. "So much is lost: People are lost, language is lost, their peace is lost". On the boat to North Sentinel Island - travelling at night to avoid detection by authorities - Chau wrote of seeing bioluminescent plankton under a canopy of stars as fish jumped in and out of the water like "darting ... (more...)
Ex-FBI director Comey to testify before outgoing Congress Ex-FBI director Comey to testify before outgoing Congress
- November 24, 2018

James Comey departs a closed committee meeting on 08 June 2017. Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who is retiring, is requesting private depositions from Comey on December 3 and Lynch on December 4. The development comes after the fired FBI chief refused a request in October by the House Judiciary Committee to testify behind closed doors about alleged political bias at the bureau and Justice Department. (more...)
Philippine social media flooded with anti-Xi memes Philippine social media flooded with anti-Xi memes
- November 22, 2018

In one clip posted yesterday, Pooh bows before a mirror while "Hail Satan" flashes across the screen, in another he floats near an artificial island built by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea. Xi said he was "impressed" by Duterte's insights on Philippine-China relations and global affairs, saying these prove "once again that China and the Philippines are partners in a common journey toward peace and development". (more...)
Trump defends Ivanka's use of personal email Trump defends Ivanka's use of personal email
- November 22, 2018

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump defended Ivanka , calling concerns of potential wrongdoing "fake news", while drawing a distinction between his daughter's email use and Clinton's. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said on CNN . "[Ivanka] wasn't doing anything to hide her emails". "There should be some kind of investigative effort". (more...)
Moroccan woman cooked murdered lover's body for meal, say prosecutors
- November 22, 2018

The woman cooked a feast of Machboos - a traditional Gulf dish made with rice and meat, very similar to biryani to serve the workers. It is believed that he was murdered three months ago and a trial will take place at some point in the future once a full investigation has been carried out. (more...)
Snow squall warning in effect, causing low visibility Snow squall warning in effect, causing low visibility
- November 22, 2018

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he's anxious that his citizens will look at the calendar and not realize just how cold it'll be on Thursday. Highs will barely touch 30 degrees in some spots. Travel weather will be fairly nice across most of the country on Wednesday . Wind gusts are expected to reach 45 miles per hour, and blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, the weather service said. (more...)
House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker
- November 21, 2018

Pelosi wields, and fearful of institutional retribution and reputational damage if they step forward to test the status quo", the Times reported . Pelosi spent Friday meeting with some of these incoming freshmen, a continuation of outreach she has been conducting since House Democrats prevailed in the midterm elections. (more...)
USA will remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia USA will remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia
- November 21, 2018

In a farcical statement about the killing - strewn with superfluous exclamation points - the president lashed out at Iran and repeated bogus Saudi talking points about Khashoggi being an "enemy of the state" and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. (more...)
Report on Khashoggi´s death coming in two days, says Trump Report on Khashoggi´s death coming in two days, says Trump
- November 21, 2018

Trump also said he wants to maintain a close alliance with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi's death and questioned the alleged role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is known as MbS and is the kingdom's de facto ruler. Ten other people remain in custody but have not yet been charged, he said. Trump has called the killing a botched operation that was carried out very poorly and has said "the coverup was one of the worst coverups in the history of coverups". (more...)
Scott Morrison plays down US, China APEC Summit division Scott Morrison plays down US, China APEC Summit division
- November 21, 2018

An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. "We have taken decisive action to address our imbalance with China", Pence declared. "We do not offer a constricting belt or a one-way road", he said, mocking China's One Belt, One Road initiative. (more...)
Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4 Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4
- November 20, 2018

Guglielmi said the gunman was killed, but it's unclear if he took his own life or was killed by police. She went to a window and saw someone running into the hospital. Two people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting at a Chicago hospital on Monday. Multiple officers were seen waiting outside the emergency room as he was rushed into surgery. (more...)
North Korea 'Charm Offensive' Appears to Have Run Its Course North Korea 'Charm Offensive' Appears to Have Run Its Course
- November 20, 2018

A man with the same name was arrested in South Korea while trying to sneak over the inter-Korean border in November a year ago. There are indications about the release of Bruce Byron Lowrance before the Christmas Eve. Other experts suggested it might be a new, short-range missile. Since the historic summit between the two world leaders in Singapore in June, there has been little tangible headway in negotiations; while Trump and Kim discussed the possibility of denuclearization and diplomacy ... (more...)
Donald Trump leaves Finnish leader puzzled with claim forests are raked Donald Trump leaves Finnish leader puzzled with claim forests are raked
- November 20, 2018

On Sunday, authorities in California continued their search for the 1,276 people listed as missing. Thousands of firefighters are working to bring the fire under control and full containment is expected by the end of the month. -elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones tour the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park during Trump's visit of the Camp Fire in Paradise. 'As much as I wish that we could get through all of this before the rains come, I don't know if that's possible, ' ... (more...)
Donald Trump's got the solution to forest fires
- November 19, 2018

He then said , "You've got..." During a visit on Saturday to one of the areas devastated by the blaze, Mr Trump said forest fires weren't a problem in Finland because of raking . "They're raking trees, little trees like this - nut trees, little bushes, that you could see are totally dry, weeds". "Maybe it contributes a little bit but the big problem we have is management", he told Fox News . (more...)
White House Plans to Pull Jim Acosta's Hard Pass Again White House Plans to Pull Jim Acosta's Hard Pass Again
- November 19, 2018

CNN has said that it has asked for a new emergency hearing to allow its reporter Jim Acosta to remain at the White House, saying officials are threatening to revoke his press pass again. It was unclear whether the White House provided reasons that would somehow pass for due process in the eyes of the judge or a chance for Acosta to respond. (more...)
Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor
- November 18, 2018

In a Facebook video, Gillum appears with his wife at a park where he said they're enjoying "downtime". "We know that this fight continues, in spite of the outcome of this election". The Facebook live video comes as the state's two mandated manual recounts wind down. Florida's high-profile race for governor was close as well, but not enough to trigger a hand recount. (more...)
Stacey Abrams calls Brian Kemp the 'victor' in Georgia governor's race Stacey Abrams calls Brian Kemp the 'victor' in Georgia governor's race
- November 18, 2018

The odds aren't in her favor; Abrams needs enough votes to pull Kemp under 50% of the vote to force a runoff and the recounts haven't provided almost enough uncounted ballots. While it is viewed as a long-shot, any case that comes before the Georgia Supreme Court is one worth watching, given the precedence that it sets for all future rulings. (more...)
Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly
- November 18, 2018

China has pledged some $5.9 billion on more than 200 projects in the region since 2011, according to Australian think tank the Lowy Institute, and the sight of the chief of China Construction Bank - one of the world's largest lending institutions - far back in the Pacific Explorer theater's fifth row illustrates the big guns that Xi had brought along to Port Moresby, which is already awash with building sites daubed with Chinese characters. (more...)
Facebook to launch ‘Supreme Court’ to handle content take-down appeals Facebook to launch ‘Supreme Court’ to handle content take-down appeals
- November 17, 2018

A top aide to George Soros is accusing Facebook of undermining "the very values underpinning our democracy" by trying to smear critics as agents of the liberal billionaire. And despite past insistence that Facebook is "not a media company", Zuckerberg compared the sensational content on the site to cable news and tabloid newspapers. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition renews air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah port Saudi-led coalition renews air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah port
- November 17, 2018

Amnesty's Lynn Maalouf said Monday that "as the battle for control of Hodeida intensifies, both sides seem intent on eviscerating the laws of war and disregarding the protected status of even the most vulnerable civilians". He was in the region to boost support for United Nations efforts to end the almost four-year conflict in Yemen, and to press the gulf kingdom over the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (more...)
Trump wants 'rules and regulations' for reporters Trump wants 'rules and regulations' for reporters
- November 17, 2018

He was apparently referring to reporters who he said were interrupted by CNN's Jim Acosta as he persisted in questioning the president during a contentious news conference last week . " Let's go back to work! ". As such, if the White House wants to crack down on reportorial bad behavior, they should develop standards for what kind of offenses would cause reporters to lose access-not just revoke passes willy-nilly when they provoke the administration. (more...)
Trump to meet Kim in 2019 over nuclear programmes, says Pence Trump to meet Kim in 2019 over nuclear programmes, says Pence
- November 16, 2018

A US think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 active, undeclared missile bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Kim to give up his weapons programs. (more...)
Saudi Public Prosecutor Requests Death Penalty for Suspects Involved in Khashoggi Murder Saudi Public Prosecutor Requests Death Penalty for Suspects Involved in Khashoggi Murder
- November 16, 2018

The public prosecutor had earlier said he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged with the murder of Khashoggi. The Trump administration on Thursday slapped sanctions against 17 Saudis accused of involvement in the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi - including top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (more...)
Pelosi: 'Every Place I Go' People Say 'Thank You for Saving America' Pelosi: 'Every Place I Go' People Say 'Thank You for Saving America'
- November 16, 2018

Or she could set stricter rules in the caucus, binding Democrats to vote for the party's speaker nominee or try to get commitments from her closest allies that they will support only her for the position. Some of the opposition is coming from newcomers, including congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill who said she pledged to voters that she would not support Pelosi. (more...)
USA analysts locate secret NKorean missile sites USA analysts locate secret NKorean missile sites
- November 16, 2018

The nuclear threat to the United States, South Korea, and Japan is exactly the same as it was before the Trump-Kim summit. North Korea called off a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY last week and said the resumption of military drills by South Korea and the US violated agreements aimed at lowering tensions in the region. (more...)
Couple, Homeless Man Made Up Scam Behind $400,000 GoFundMe Campaign Couple, Homeless Man Made Up Scam Behind $400,000 GoFundMe Campaign
- November 16, 2018

The couple told reporters he bought McClure gas late one night when she was stranded in Philadelphia . "Lock the doors. I'll be back.' I was just like, 'OK, '" she said, adding that Bobbitt came back with $20 he had made from panhandling. "The paying it forward story that drove this fundraiser might seem too good to be true", Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said at a press briefing Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Florida recount updates: Machines overheat, miss votes Florida recount updates: Machines overheat, miss votes
- November 15, 2018

Democrat Bill Nelson has filed a recount-related lawsuit . If the county can't finish the machine recount, it must submit its original count with an explanation for why it failed to meet the deadline, according to Florida laws governing recounts . (more...)
Teams search for bodies in California after wildfire claims 42 lives Teams search for bodies in California after wildfire claims 42 lives
- November 15, 2018

The sheriff said he also has requested three portable morgue teams from the United States military, a "disaster mortuary" crew and an unspecified number of cadaver dog units to assist in the search for human remains. Together, the two fires have been blamed for 44 deaths and have consumed more than 200,000 acres of land, as of around midday Tuesday. Woolsey Fire as compared to Salt Lake City . (more...)
U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims
- November 15, 2018

As of Monday evening, most members of the largest caravan remained more than 1,500 miles from Tijuana in the western city of Guadalajara, according to Mexican officials. He said that he meant to wait for thousands more in the caravan to arrive and that he hoped to jump the fence in a large group at the same time, overwhelming Border Patrol agents. (more...)
Israeli defence minister quits over ceasefire, splitting ruling coalition Israeli defence minister quits over ceasefire, splitting ruling coalition
- November 15, 2018

As mentioned in his speech, Lieberman's surprise announcement was sparked by a disagreement over Israel's policy in Gaza and the ceasefire agreement reached with Hamas last night. Hamas hailed Lieberman's resignation, calling it a " victory for Gaza ", the newspaper added. A Palestinian woman looks out of the window after Israeli air strikes destroyed buildings in Gaza City, Nov. (more...)
Associate of close Trump adviser expects to be indicted by Mueller Associate of close Trump adviser expects to be indicted by Mueller
- November 15, 2018

President Donald Trump is huddling with his lawyers this week to craft responses to list of written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller , sources close to the president told ABC News on Tuesday. For months, many analysts have said they suspect that Stone will be the next person indicted by Mueller. He was also asked if he had ever visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at London's Ecuadorian embassy. (more...)
Summit bears fruit as South Korea flies tangerines to North Summit bears fruit as South Korea flies tangerines to North
- November 15, 2018

Bases for strategic weapons such as intercontinental ballistic missiles - whose development is the subject of sanctions - are located deep inside the country. "What North Korea has offered is the beginning of a process that might - might - someday lead to an outcome like that". U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned meeting with his North Korean counterpart in NY on Thursday was postponed at the last minute. (more...)
Macron Delivers Rebuke to Nationalism as Trump Looks On Macron Delivers Rebuke to Nationalism as Trump Looks On
- November 14, 2018

The French leader also convened a " Paris Peace Forum" as part of the weekend's ceremonies, drawing worldwide organizations and nonprofits to discuss how to strengthen global governance. We have a lot of problems". Trump returned to Washington late Sunday night. "We are gathered together at this hallowed resting place to pay tribute to the courageous Americans who gave their last breath in that mighty struggle", Trump said at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in the suburbs of ... (more...)
Melania's Spox Responds to Michelle Obama's Advice Remark Melania's Spox Responds to Michelle Obama's Advice Remark
- November 14, 2018

Obama's slogan became famous after her Democratic National Convention speech in 2016 where she addressed the bitter discourse in American politics ahead of the presidential election. And we get help with our marriage when we need it". During the interview, she also talked about her problems with her husband, Former president, Barack Obama when he kicked off his political campaign. (more...)
Newfoundland woman searching for family missing in Northern California Newfoundland woman searching for family missing in Northern California
- November 14, 2018

The Camp Fire is one of the most destructive ever in California history with over 6,000 people losing their homes. Two other infernos were ignited in Southern California on Thursday, quickly taking over almost 150 square miles. The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. (more...)
Malibu fire rages through coastal homes Malibu fire rages through coastal homes
- November 14, 2018

There were shout-outs as well to the firefighters struggling to contain the fires in what were described as especially hard conditions. The fast-moving blaze in the north, which authorities have named the "Camp Fire", broke out early Thursday. (more...)
Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump
- November 12, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reiterated what his fellow senator said about Whitaker in his own statement. "We've been compliant, it's going to go on, nobody's interrupting it or interfering with it", Conway said on ABC . "The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker , the acting USA attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member". (more...)
United States to stop refueling planes in Yemen war United States to stop refueling planes in Yemen war
- November 11, 2018

The Reuters news agency says the United States may stop refuelling aircrafts from the Saudi-Emirati coalition fighting in Yemen. A statement , released by the Saudi Press agency , said Saudi Arabia and its allies were able to " increase their capacity " of refuelling their aircrafts, and will do so independently. (more...)
What the Camp Fire, other California wildfires look like from space What the Camp Fire, other California wildfires look like from space
- November 11, 2018

Maclean said no details were immediately available about the circumstances of the deaths and that the victims' badly burned condition would make identification hard. "They won't let us in the area", Milano wrote Saturday morning local time, before adding, "There are no words for this kind of devastation". Officials say the state of California has never seen anything like it. (more...)
'Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes' 'Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes'
- November 11, 2018

Riyadh said the body had been handed to a local collaborator to dispose of, but Saud al-Mujeb, Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor, later rowed back on that. They include the 15 members of the alleged assassination squad. Turkey says Mr Khashoggi, who was critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was strangled and dismembered at the consulate as part of a premeditated plan. (more...)