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Russians denounce Trump's intended nuke treaty withdrawal

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Konstatin Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's upper house of parliament, said on Facebook that a US withdrawal from the treaty would mean "mankind is facing full chaos in the nuclear weapons sphere". Russian Federation appeared to have drawn a similar conclusion: deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov called Trump's announcement a "very unsafe step" and "blackmail to forcefully get certain concessions in a number of areas". Read More »

'A lot of yelling' in 911 call from Closs home

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Deputies found Jayme Closs' parents shot to death in the family's home in rural Barron early Monday. The sheriff has so far declined to elaborate as to why investigators believe Jayme is not a runaway, saying that disclosing more information would compromise their investigation. Read More »

Russia-Annexed Crimea: Student Massacres 19, Wounds 50 at School

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Numerous victims were teenage pupils at the school, The Associated Press reported. On Wednesday afternoon a Kerch Polytechnic College student opened fire there, carried out an explosion and then committed suicide. Civilians can own only hunting rifles and smoothbore shotguns and must undergo significant background checks. Impossible to miss, starting with its arches created to allow the passage of cargo from ship the goods to ports ukrainians or russians of the sea of Azov. Read More »

Train kills 50 people watching fireworks in India during festival

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An eyewitness said the train didn't even whistle as it sped past the site, where hundreds were busy watching the burning of an effigy of demon Ravana during the Hindu festival of Dussehra . "District authorities have been mobilised on war footing", he tweeted. Have asked officials to provide immediate assistance that is required, tweeted PM Mlodi. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren is the problem with the diversity victimhood mentality

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Kim TallBear, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment at the University of Alberta, issued a statement saying "For Elizabeth Warren to centre a Native American ancestry test as the next move in her fight with Republicans is to make yet another strike - even if unintended - against tribal sovereignty". Read More »

Trump again suggests sending troops to USA southern border

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He later thanked Mexico for sending police and riot gear to the Mexico-Guatemala border, saying that the USA looks forward to working with the country. Jonathan Guzman, who joined the mass procession caravan en route, said he dreams of finding a construction job in Los Angeles. Jonathan Guzman, a 22-year-old from El Salvador, said he had dreams of working in construction in Los Angeles. Read More »

Important to give time to missing journalist probe: Pompeo

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Asked whether they said Khashoggi was alive or dead, Pompeo said: "They didn't talk about any of the facts". To uncritically believe that this audio recording even exists and that it contains what the Turkish government says it contains would be to give in to the anti-Saudi hysteria in the media, which, you may have noticed, has now morphed into anti-Trump hysteria. Read More »

10m tweets by Russian and Iranian trolls released

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The social media website has published datasets comprising 10 million tweets which includes text, images, GIF, videos from Russian Federation and Iran affiliated accounts. The Twitter spread information about the archive of several thousand accounts that may be involved in the intervention in the American elections. The army of fake accounts Tweeted out 1,102 posts with the hashtag #ReasonsToLeaveEU. Read More »

Woman Leaves Toddler On Stranger’s Doorstep

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The suspect then runs toward the front door of the residence while lifting the child in the air by one arm. A reporter who joined the efforts discovered that the neighbour was in fact the father of the child . It turns out the mother was in a hospital and left the child in the care of a friend. Following the release of a video broadcast by KTRK ABC13 in Houston , a man came forward claiming to be the father of two-year-old Royal Prince Simmons. Read More »

Donald Trump Celebrates Montana Congressman for Body Slamming a Reporter

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The Guardian US editor John Mulholland took aim at Trump's remarks. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana) as "my kind of guy" for body slamming a reporter who was trying to ask him a question on the eve of a special election previous year. The judge called Gianforte's actions "totally unacceptable" but gave him a six-month deferred sentence. "To celebrate an attack on a journalist who was simply doing his job is an attack on the First Amendment by someone who has taken an oath to defend it", he ... Read More »

In major break over Ukraine, Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople

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It was a "forced decision" provoked by the recent actions of the Fener Greek Patriarchate, which granted autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said Metropolitan Ilarion. "But the state will not interfere in the inter-church dialogue", he added. The official title of Patriarch Bartholomew is Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch. Read More »

Key groups urge Turkey to seek United Nations probe of missing Khashoggi

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Pompeo, the USA secretary of state, is due to return on Wednesday from a trip to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, where he met with leaders to discuss reports that Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since October 2. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was a strong critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Read More »

Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting

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Miller was unhurt but two USA troops were injured and evacuated. Col. Peters says the attack appears to be Afghan-on-Afghan, noting the assailant was killed. "General Raziq and the provincial NDS (intelligence agency) chief have been killed, and the governor himself is in a critical condition", a senior government official told AFP on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Beto O’Rourke Borrows 'Lyin' Ted' Insult As He Repeatedly Attacks Sen

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Cruz called Trump a "sniveling coward" and refused to endorse him when he spoke at the Republican National Convention, prompting viewers to boo him off the stage. "He has had to rely more on establishment donors rather than small donors like O'Rourke has, which is a slight shift from his first Senate race where he often kind of compared how much his opponents was getting from lobbyists versus how much he was getting from small donors", Batheja said. Read More »

Trump concedes climate change is 'real' - but it will 'change back'

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I think there's probably a difference. "Man-made or not, I mean there's something there". The science of human-caused climate change is now so stark that even the Trump administration is having to admit it is happening. The young people "proffered uncontradicted evidence showing that the government has historically known about the dangers of greenhouse gases but has continued to take steps promoting a fossil fuel based energy system, thus increasing greenhouse gas emissions", said Aiken in ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren hits back at Donald Trump by releasing DNA test

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She is wearing a Chickasaw beaded collar that she made. OKLAHOMA CITY The DNA test that Sen. If you haven't heard the news, Senator Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren has finally been vindicated in her claims to have Native American heritage! Sitting Bull was a Native American chief who helped unite the Sioux in their efforts to defend themselves in the nation's Great Plains region. Read More »

Teenage students killed in Crimea college 'terrorist' attack

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The Russian Investigative Committee classified the explosion as a terrorist attack and initiated criminal proceedings. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said four military planes were ready to evacuate casualties for medical treatment, the Interfax news agency reported . Read More »

Beto O'Rourke Smashes Fundraising Records But Cruz Comfortably Ahead in Polls

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The blockbuster quarter surpasses the record for the largest fundraising quarter ever in a U.S. Senate race - set by Rick Lazio in his race against Hillary Clinton in NY in 2000. On Facebook, O'Rourke's campaign alone has outspent the entire 2018 Senate field-Democrats and Republicans combined-by almost 30%. A New York Times/Siena College poll released on Friday showed Cruz with an 8 percentage point lead over O'Rourke. Read More »

Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany

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Cologne's main railway station is being evacuated because of a hostage-taking emergency, German police say. He said parts of the station, one of the biggest in the country, were closed off, as well as the Breslauer Platz square behind the station. Read More »

US Senator releases DNA test backing Native American ancestry

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The video shows Ms Warren's family - including brothers who say they are Republicans - criticising the president's taunts. "Her heritage had no bearing on her hiring". "Maybe they do it to insult me", she muses. Bustamante was careful to say that his lab is "confident it is not an error", to say Warren has Native American ancestry, but the imprecision of genetic testing will no doubt soon be a subject of national debate should the senator run for the presidency. Read More »

Trump wants answers over missing Saudi journalist

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Khashoggi - a U.S. resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Turkish officials suspect he was murdered. Read More »

Seven dead, two missing on Nepal mountain

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Nepali climbing guide Lakma Sherpa, who was assisting another Korean climber, said they were forced to return after the 77-year-old climber fell ill three hours before reaching the base camp on Thursday. Gurung landed a helicopter just above the expedition team´s camp, but icy and unstable conditions meant they were unable to retrieve any of the bodies. Read More »

IRS says victims of Hurricane Michael will get tax filing relief

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Thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters, power crews, National Guard troops, and volunteers have descended on Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend to help those affected by the monster storm , officials said . IsraAID's team in Florida will collaborate with Team Rubicon, an worldwide disaster response organization founded by USA military veterans, to aid the return of survivors of Hurricane Michael to their homes. Read More »

New members of UN Human Rights' Council criticised

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Around a third of seats on the 47-member council based in Geneva were open for slots lasting from 2019-2022. The Philippines garnered 165 votes from the 192 cast by UN member states and would serve another three-year term in the council starting next year, according to the country's ambassador to the United Nations and incoming Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr. Read More »

Akbar denies #MeToo allegations, says will take legal action against accusers

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Many women are now comfortable talking about their suffering and trauma in public, which is needed to build a just society. "This is the reason why no one went to the authorities for so long, because I had done nothing", he said . "As indicated above, I will be taking appropriate legal action". Adding: "You know how to pinch, pat, rub, grab and assault". An online fund-raising campaign set up in the wake of #Metoo by British actresses including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley and Jodie ... Read More »

Ten flights cancelled at Glasgow Airport as Storm Callum strikes

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Hundreds of homes and businesses experienced power loss over night in Northern Ireland last night, while in the Irish Republic multiple faults were reported by network operator ESB. Driving conditions will be hard, there is the risk of flooding. If officially named by Met Office and Met Eireann, Friday's storm will be the third of the season and be named Storm Callum . Read More »

Cardinal Ouellet rebuts Archbishop Vigano who demanded Francis resigns

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Last month, Wuerl traveled to Rome to discuss his possible resignation with Pope Francis. The news that he would not be coming to Dublin came three days after the publication of a Grand Jury report detailing systemic cover-ups of rapes and other sexual crimes perpetrated in six Pennsylvania dioceses by 301 clerics on at least 1,000 children over the past 70 years. Read More »

Gales and heavy rain to end the week

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The warning for Cork and Kerry is valid from Thursday 11 October 2018 22:00 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00. "The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide". Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees. Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. The Council's Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group will continue to meet in order to assess the impact of the storm. Read More »

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

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Saudi officials have called claims that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate " baseless " but have yet to release any evidence that the writer left the building, despite repeated requests from Turkish officials. Saudi officials insist he left through one of the consulate's doors. No evidence of him leaving the consulate has been made public, but Turkish officials also have yet to provide evidence he was kidnapped or killed. Read More »

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

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People in areas that could be affected should take no chances against such a powerful surge, Scott said, adding, "No one's going to survive", such a wall of water. I mean, it's an wonderful amount of water, life-threatening situation when it comes to the water. "Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions". Read More »

North Korea seeks Pope Francis visit

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Kim held an unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, and pledged to work toward denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA , meanwhile, said Monday that Kim had "expressed his will and conviction that a great progress would surely be made in solving the issues of utmost concern of the world". Read More »

Turkish experts invited to Saudi Consulate for probe

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Repeating Trump's expression of "concern", Pompeo, who had just returned from a trip to Asia, called on the Saudi government "to support a thorough investigation of Mr. Saudi authorities insist he left the consulate. Though Khashoggi gave his Saudi phone to his fiancée before entering the embassy in Istanbul , he walked in to the building with his T-Mobile US cell phone, which he had used to contact his confidential sources. Read More »