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PM Modi to dedicate world’s tallest statue to nation shortly PM Modi to dedicate world’s tallest statue to nation shortly
- October 31, 2018

An outsized creation of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, almost 600 ft tall over the Narmada river will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, marking the start of his re-election campaign for 2019 elections. (more...)
In China failed launch of commercial rockets In China failed launch of commercial rockets
- October 31, 2018

The launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's northwestern Gansu Province Saturday. The Chinese company LandSpace Technology Corporation has been unable to successfully put into orbit a commercial booster ZQ-1. "We will carry on with our dream for vast space ". The rocket was meant to launch a small satellite for China Central Television (CCTV) which includes hardware designed for remote sensing and space science experiments. (more...)
Mueller refers plot to make false claims about him to FBI Mueller refers plot to make false claims about him to FBI
- October 31, 2018

A woman who says she was approached by a man named Bill , "who had a British accent", and who claimed to work for Burkman, sent an email detailing the scheme to several reporters in recent days . He said the alleged conspiracy was "a joke, mueller [sic] wants to deflect attention from his sex assault troubles by attacking me". Parsons wrote in her letter that she had worked for Mueller as a paralegal at the Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro law firm in 1974, but that she "didn't see" him much. (more...)
Vigil to be held in Winnipeg for victims of Pittsburgh attack Vigil to be held in Winnipeg for victims of Pittsburgh attack
- October 31, 2018

Bowers is being treated for gunshot wounds and is due in court Monday. He was charged with 11 counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation. In Jerusalem, the Israeli and American flags were projected onto the walls of the Old City, along with a message reading "We are with you - Pittsburgh! ". (more...)
Venice hit by high tide as Italy buffeted by winds; deaths reported Venice hit by high tide as Italy buffeted by winds; deaths reported
- October 31, 2018

The national fire brigade said it had intervened in 7,000 cases across the country and that one of its staff had died, crushed by a tree during a rescue operation in a small town in South Tyrol. "As a precaution we opted to clear tourists from [St Mark's] Square", Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said in a video from the flooded scene that was posted on his Twitter account. (more...)
3 children struck, killed at school bus stop in northern Indiana 3 children struck, killed at school bus stop in northern Indiana
- October 31, 2018

Three children died, and one child was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne. Three children hit and killed waiting for a school bus in northern in were all from the same family. The incident occurred around 7:15 a.m.in Rochester, a city near Fort Wayne, Slocum told reporters at the scene. The four children were crossing a two-lane road from a mobile home park where they lived to get to their school bus when they were struck by a Toyota Tacoma truck, police said. (more...)
Trump to Hold 11 Campaign Rallies Ahead of 2018 Midterm Elections Trump to Hold 11 Campaign Rallies Ahead of 2018 Midterm Elections
- October 30, 2018

The Republican Party is all in on President Donald Trump . He visited OH earlier this month to promote Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, U.S. Trump's campaign said Sunday that he will hold rallies in Florida and West Virginia later this week. "President Obama knows what's at stake in this election -- protections for people with pre-existing conditions, funding for public schools, and leadership to restore our environment", Gillum said in a prepared statement released Monday ... (more...)
Whitey Bulger dead: Notorious Boston crime boss killed in prison Whitey Bulger dead: Notorious Boston crime boss killed in prison
- October 30, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate log listed Bulger as an inmate at USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills. Bulger had been moved to the prison in West Virginia in the hours before his death. Anonymous sources told the Boston Globe that he had been murdered. (more...)
Hillary Clinton says she'd still like to be president Hillary Clinton says she'd still like to be president
- October 30, 2018

Conservative commentators are outraged that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a racist joke, saying African-Americans "all look alike" while correcting her interviewer who mixed up two Democrat politicians. At the same time, Clinton's allies told The Hill on Monday that although Clinton is wistful about what could have happened if she'd defeated Donald Trump , she is not planning to participate in another election. (more...)
Putin arrives in Turkey to talk Syria with Erdogan, Macron and Merkel Putin arrives in Turkey to talk Syria with Erdogan, Macron and Merkel
- October 30, 2018

The bombardments also come a day after Erdogan hosted a summit in Istanbul on the Syrian conflict with the leaders of Russia , France and Germany, in which they adopted a joint statement committing to work " together in order to create conditions for peace and stability in Syria ". (more...)
Meghan cheered for speaking Maori during suffrage speech in New Zealand Meghan cheered for speaking Maori during suffrage speech in New Zealand
- October 30, 2018

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex . "Women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness", she said. "The basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future, and for your community". Sophie Hubbard and Hope Watson were among the hundreds of well-wishers at the New Zealand National War Memorial in Wellington . The pair spent their second day in New Zealand on the northern tip of the nation's South Island, having taken a short helicopter ... (more...)
Synagogue suspect at courthouse; survivors recall ordeal Synagogue suspect at courthouse; survivors recall ordeal
- October 30, 2018

Bowers targeted a building that housed three separate congregations, all of which were conducting Sabbath services when the attack began just before 10:00 in the tree-lined residential neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and the hub of the city's Jewish community . (more...)
Saudi Arabia rejects Turkey’s extradition request in Khashoggi killing Saudi Arabia rejects Turkey’s extradition request in Khashoggi killing
- October 30, 2018

Under mounting global pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's killing several times, only recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows it was premeditated. Saudi Arabia's attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Sunday to hold talks with investigators looking into the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate earlier this month. (more...)
Angela Merkel will step down as Germany's chancellor in 2021 Angela Merkel will step down as Germany's chancellor in 2021
- October 30, 2018

Merkel has been chancellor of Germany since winning the 2005 parliamentary election, but she's been the leader of the center-right CDU party since 2000. The CDU's general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said the coalition needs to identify "three concrete projects for the coming months that we implement". (more...)
President Trump Heading To Pittsburgh This Week Following Synagogue Shooting President Trump Heading To Pittsburgh This Week Following Synagogue Shooting
- October 29, 2018

The four counts of bodily injury to a public safety officer stem from the four police officers injured in the shooting . The rabbis of the Pittsburgh synagogue where a gunman massacred 11 worshipers during Sabbath prayers urged mourners at an interfaith memorial service on October 28 to embrace tolerance and unity, while the mayor vowed to " defeat hate with love ". (more...)
Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls
- October 29, 2018

He made history in 2014 when he became the first Irish president to undertake an official state visit to the UK. Welcoming the result, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: "It is very much part of an ongoing campaign in many ways to reform our constitution, to make it a 21st century constitution or a 21st century Republic". (more...)
Half Of Americans Say Trump Has No Responsibility For Mail Bomber's Actions Half Of Americans Say Trump Has No Responsibility For Mail Bomber's Actions
- October 29, 2018

Bowers appears to be the author of a recent rash of violently anti-Semitic posts on social media, notably on the Gab.com social networking website, where conspiracy theories - like a discredited report linking Hillary Clinton to pedophiles - are common. (more...)
When do the clocks go back in 2018? Tonight When do the clocks go back in 2018? Tonight
- October 29, 2018

A permanent "summer time" would mean brighter evenings and darker mornings in the winter than we now experience. When the clocks go back, the United Kingdom is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The idea originated in William Willett's 1907 pamphlet: " The Waste of Daylight ", which opined that people wasted valuable hours of light during the summer. (more...)
Police say multiple casualties in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, gunman in custody Police say multiple casualties in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, gunman in custody
- October 29, 2018

Attorney for Pennsylvania's Western District Scott Brady confirmed the suspect is Robert Bowers , reportedly a 46-year-old man from Pittsburgh . The president claimed that guns have "little to do with it if you take a look at it", and countered that an armed guard could have prevented the mass shooting. (more...)
Student shoots fellow student at NC high school Student shoots fellow student at NC high school
- October 29, 2018

By 9:30 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that the lockdown had been lifted. "There were many kids in the hallway when this happened", he said. He said the system was reviewing its security procedures. He said the victim, a friend of his, was shot in the back as he walked away. "Butler High School families are being advised through phone calls", said the post. (more...)

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