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Head of Interpol Meng Hongwei accused of corruption, Chinese government Head of Interpol Meng Hongwei accused of corruption, Chinese government
- October 12, 2018

Beijing's worldwide image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol , highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts said . (more...)
Death penalty to be abolished Death penalty to be abolished
- October 12, 2018

Malaysia now has the death penalty for crimes such as murder and drug trafficking. Human Rights Watch hailed the "fabulous news", with its deputy director for Asia Phil Robertson saying the move would increase pressure on other countries in the region to follow suit. (more...)
US Charges Chinese Spy Over Aviation Secrets US Charges Chinese Spy Over Aviation Secrets
- October 11, 2018

Yanjun Xu, a Chinese Ministry of State Security operative, also known as Qu Hui and Zhang Hui, was arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple US aviation and aerospace companies . (more...)
Mom’s disastrous ‘This is MY son’ tweet turns into hilarious meme Mom’s disastrous ‘This is MY son’ tweet turns into hilarious meme
- October 11, 2018

The woman posted some politically charged statements in her message, claiming her son avoided going on dates alone with women for fear of being falsely accused of sexual assault. Pieter Hanson does not want to be the face of the #HimToo movement. I'm a mixture of laughing hard and feeling bad for him #HimToo", he wrote before adding , "My mom is insane. (more...)
F-35 Jets: Military grounds entire fleet F-35 Jets: Military grounds entire fleet
- October 11, 2018

The U.S. military on Thursday grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighters after one of the jets crashed during a training mission in SC last month, officials said Thursday. Mr DellaVedova said: " The primary goal following any mishap is the prevention of future incidents ". While the F-35's U.S-based Joint Program Office had indicated that the grounding included aircraft purchased by foreign militaries, the British military signaled Monday that its entire fleet is not grounded. (more...)
Grieving bride spends her wedding day at grave side Grieving bride spends her wedding day at grave side
- October 11, 2018

It was gathered that he parked before getting out, and heading to the car's back door to retrieve his protective clothing. Another volunteer firefighter who also responded to the scene allegedly turned up drunk, with a reported blood alcohol content level of.21 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit. (more...)
Gales and heavy rain to end the week Gales and heavy rain to end the week
- October 11, 2018

While heavy rain is expected to continue into Saturday, the wind is now forecast to ease off by Friday evening. A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for heavy rain for Friday October, 12 . Pembrokeshire County Council is also warning residents to be aware of the potential for danger and disruption. There is also a status orange marine warning in effect for sting gales in all coastal areas. (more...)
Next summit with Kim 'probably' not in Singapore Next summit with Kim 'probably' not in Singapore
- October 11, 2018

Deputy foreign ministers of China, North Korea , and Russian Federation on Wednesday issued a joint communiqué reiterating the strong ties between the three nations and calling for a loosening of sanctions against the DPRK. The agreement calls for the creation of buffer zones along the Koreas' land and sea boundaries and a no-fly zone above the border to prevent accidental clashes. (more...)
Intel: How Saudi journalist's disappearance is becoming US election issue Intel: How Saudi journalist's disappearance is becoming US election issue
- October 11, 2018

Turkey believes Khashoggi was killed after entering the building and claim the day he vanished 15 Saudi nationals arrived at an airport in Istanbul in planes belonging to a Riyadh-based company and visited the consulate before returning home. (more...)
Two Britons reportedly killed as flash flooding hits Majorca
- October 11, 2018

The driver was also killed. Pedro Sanchez, who had been filming a swollen river with his mobile phone, said he escaped through the window of his auto and swam to safety after the waters rose two metres in 30 seconds, engulfing his vehicle. (more...)
Officials warn residents to keep an eye on Tropical Storm Michael Officials warn residents to keep an eye on Tropical Storm Michael
- October 11, 2018

Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, which has very warm water temperatures and favorable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall", Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the Miami-based storm forecasting hub, wrote in an advisory . (more...)
Brexit deal next week Brexit deal next week "within reach" - Barnier
- October 10, 2018

The Prime Minister said: "I would hope that everybody across this whole House will put the national interest first". EU commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Mr Barnier had told officials at a private meeting earlier that "decisive progress must be made in time for the October European Council next week". (more...)
Florida Governor says Tropical Storm Michael storm become category 2 hurricane Florida Governor says Tropical Storm Michael storm become category 2 hurricane
- October 10, 2018

This could lead to life-threatening flash flooding in some areas. "You can not hide from this storm". The storm was located by 11 p.m. ET Sunday about 105 miles (165 kilometers) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico and moving to the north at about 5 mph (7 kph). (more...)
Yale And NYU Professors Share Nobel In Economics Yale And NYU Professors Share Nobel In Economics
- October 10, 2018

Meanwhile, Romer - now a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business - was credited by the academy for demonstrating how governments could boost economic growth through technological development. The jury said Nordhaus and Romer's findings "have brought us considerably closer to answering the question of how we can achieve sustained and sustainable global economic growth". (more...)
Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi
- October 10, 2018

He added that Saudi Arabia's agreeing to Turkey's request to search the consulate would "at best reduce tensions between the two countries ". Fears are growing over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who Turkish officials say they believe was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. (more...)
South Africa's anti-graft body to investigate finance minister South Africa's anti-graft body to investigate finance minister
- October 10, 2018

Nene is a key ally of Ramaphosa, who reappointed him finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle shortly after he became president earlier this year. "As former governor of the reserve bank, Mr Mboweni brings to this position vast experience in areas of finance, economic policy as well as in governance", he said. (more...)
Alarming portents from global warming report Alarming portents from global warming report
- October 10, 2018

The report says the world will need an annual average investment of 2.4 trillion dollars between 2016 and 2035 (which is 2.5% of present world GDP) in energy system alone to limit the global warming to 1.5 degree celsius. We're expected to hit that 1.5-degree mark around 2040. The report suggests that coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of 1.5°C, whereas virtually all ( 99 percent) would be lost with 2ºC. (more...)
Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear' Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'
- October 10, 2018

That's according to The New York Times , which reports Gates contacted Psy-Group, a company staffed by former Israeli intelligence agents, seeking ways to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign. And he wanted to use social media to sow division and deepen rifts among the American electorate. Zamel's lawyer tells the Times that the Trump Tower meeting was cursory. (more...)
US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley resigns US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley resigns
- October 10, 2018

Trump said he will name a replacement for Haley in the next two or three weeks. For what it's worth, " Ivanka Trump laughed when she was told of the speculation", says CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta . Returning the favor, Haley praised Trump and his family for their support. And yet, she outlasted many of her colleagues, carving out a role in her first year as the president's most visible foreign-policy voice. (more...)
Rare 375-pound white tiger reportedly mauls zookeeper in Japan Rare 375-pound white tiger reportedly mauls zookeeper in Japan
- October 09, 2018

After the incident, the tiger, which is among four at the zoo, was shot with a tranquilizer gun. Zoo officials say they believe Furusho was attacked while trying to move a male tiger from its exhibition cage to its night-time cage. " We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because the bereaved family asked us to do so ", said Takuro Nagasako, a zoo official. The keeper somehow had entered the same space with the animal, Ishido said. (more...)

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