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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

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The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China , but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump's government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. Hua said Beijing urged Washington to "scrupulously abide by the one-China principle" and "carefully handle the Taiwan-related issues in an appropriate manner". Read More »

Israel puts razing of Bedouin village on hold

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Netanyahu said that "we will examine the proposal". As Israeli occupation forces violently repressed local and worldwide activists, who were participating in Khan al-Ahmar's weekly protest organized by residents of the Palestinian village resisting its imminent demolition Friday, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has issued renewed calls to supporters, companies and countries to boycott and divest from Caterpillar and Volvo for "their complicity". Read More »

Killings: IGP deploys forces as Kaduna declares curfew

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Emphasising that the state government had not relaxed the 24-hour curfew declared in the state on Sunday, residents were urged to access updates and information only from authorised, official government channels. The statement quoted the IGP of charging "traditional rulers, religious leaders, public office holders, politicians, opinion leaders, parents and guardians to prevail on their subjects, supporters, children and wards to support the personnel of the Police Special Intervention Force in ... Read More »

Trump supporters arrive 24 hours early for Houston rally

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President Trump journeys to Houston on Monday for a yet another "Make America Great Again" rally in a local arena that can accommodate 18,000 Texas fans. The rally coincides with the start of early voting in Texas. Ted Cruz in his tough re-election campaign and galvanize party faithful for down-ballot candidates. Read More »

Trump May Reverse Obama's Decision and Define Gender by Biology, Not Choice

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It is feared the changes allegedly being proposed could effectively "define out of existence" Americans who now identify as transgender - a community who are said to number at least 1.4 million people. "Here, written out plain, is their attempt to erase our very existence as transgender people", the law center tweeted . It would need to be signed off by the departments of Justice, Labor and Education, which are also involved with civil rights enforcement. Read More »

Search expands for U.S. girl missing after parents found dead

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The dispatcher " could hear a lot of yelling" during the 911 call. The log does not indicate who made the 911 call, who was yelling or what was being yelled. "We want to bring Jayme home and put that smile back in her family's hands", said Fitzgerald, who added that investigators don't know whether the attack was random or targeted. Read More »

World's longest sea-crossing bridge to open this week

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The 55-kilometre crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, links Hong Kong's Lantau island to Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau , across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. Others say the bridge is another way for Beijing to bind the autonomous administrative regions closer to China. Online commenters in Hong Kong complained about the bridge's restricted access ahead of the launch. Read More »

6 people shot near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office , the shooting took place outside a laundromat near A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. and Pippin Street. Deputies said the shooting did not affect fans at the game. Paramedics transported five of the victims to a local hospital, where three of them were listed in critical condition. An update on their conditions wasn't immediately available late Sunday and they were not identified by name. Read More »

3 consecutive earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island, with no reports of damage

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That quake, measured 218 km west of the island, was followed 37 minutes later by a magnitude-6.8 tremor, which had a depth of 10 km. Several 4.0 or greater earthquakes also struck around the same area. The National Tsunami Warning Center tweeted that a tsunami is "Not expected". There has been an increase in seismic activity in the last 24 hours along the Ring of Fire - the Pacific plate which sees the most earthquakes and most active volcanoes. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to Central American Nations Over Migrant Caravan

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Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States . "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in", he said on Twitter. Trump tweeted Monday. "We are going to sleep here in the street, because we have nothing else", said Jose Mejia, 42, a father of four from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Read More »

Thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

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The British public voted to leave the European Union by a margin of almost 52% to just over 48% in the June 2016 referendum . The march was held at the same time as a pro-Brexit rally in Harrogate, organised by the group Leave Means Leave and led by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage . Read More »

Texas expecting heavy rain after Hurricane Willa slams Mexico

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This weekend Hurricane Willa has quickly gained strength as a Category 4 hurricane, being described as "extremely dangerous" by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). This image provided by NOAA on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico's western coast. Read More »

Trump Administration Reportedly Trying To Take Transgender Protections ‘Out Of Existence’

Read the Times' report here. The Justice Department declined to comment on the draft health and human services proposal. "Any dispute about one's sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing". An HHS spokeswoman declined to comment on what she called "allegedly leaked documents" but cited a ruling by a conservative USA district judge as a guide to transgender policy. Read More »

Germany may suspend arms deals to punish Saudi Arabia as Trump refuses

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He said the Saudis did not know how Mr Khashoggi , a Saudi national and USA resident, had been killed or where his body was. An image made from surveillance camera footage shows a man identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb walking toward the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul before writer Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018. Read More »

Georgia officer fatally shot near school; suspects run away

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Officer Antwan Toney was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school in the Snellville area, Gwinnett County Police said in a statement. Police said Maynard wasn't found in a house in the county that was searched Sunday evening. Nineteen-year-old Isaiah Pretlow was captured by officers late Saturday night. Read More »

Phelps backs getting children off Nauru, as Wentworth vote narrows

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He had held the seat for 14 years before standing down and triggering the by-election , which looks to have been won by Kerryn Phelps , 60, a well-known doctor and left-wing gay activist who was running as an independent. "I don't see there is any middle ground there, given the arguments that both he and his treasurer put about instability in the economy". "I've done over 20 elections and this is the first time at [8 a.m.] we've had a queue", Liberal Party volunteer Kevin Berry told ... Read More »

30 injured after apartment floor collapses during Clemson party

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Not a tragedy.... just, super unsettling. A party at Clemson University took a turn for the worse when the floor of an apartment collapsed under the feet of dozens of college students. While the Kappas threw the party - one that the historically Black fraternity hosts each year for homecoming, according to a Clemson official - it was doubtful that there were any laws the group violated. Read More »

Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death

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At the same time, Saudi officials have failed to answer questions about where Khashoggi's remains are and have offered inconsistent narratives for how he was killed, undermining the government's assertion that Khashoggi died after a fistfight broke out when he was confronted by agents seeking to bring him back to Riyadh while he was visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Read More »

PeeCee really excited for mom-to-be Meghan Markle

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Kensington Palace said the couple made a decision to cut back Meghan's schedule before their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Meghan pulled out of meeting competitors earlier yesterday after a late night on Saturday, when the games' opening ceremony overran by two hours because of a storm. Read More »

Jordan Doesn't Renew Parts Of 1994 Israel Peace Treaty

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Jordan had until Thursday to make clear to Israel it would not renew the arrangement. "There is no doubt the agreement is an important asset", he said, praising the peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt as "anchors of regional stability". "From my point of view, this is not as dramatic as it sounds", said Shaul Mishal, a professor of Jordanian and Palestinian politics and history at Tel Aviv University. Read More »

Amritsar train accident: Driver detained, says had been given green signal

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A commuter train traveling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India Friday and at least 59 have been killed, Punjab authorities and witnesses said . On Saturday, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh , who had tweeted soon after the accident tha he was rushing to spot to supervise rescue efforts, ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting the injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy , according to PTI . Read More »

Eighteen people killed in Taiwan train derailment

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The railways administration said there had been 366 people on board the service en route to the southern city of Taitung. "The exact cause of the accident is pending investigation", he added. Emergency medical responders and firefighters are helping the injured and the defence ministry says it has sent 120 soldiers to help with rescue efforts. Read More »

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms - lawyer

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WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon is now in Quito , the capital of Ecuador , to launch the case, which is set to be heard in a domestic court next week, according to United Kingdom media reports. Ecuador granted him asylum in August 2012, saying it feared his human rights might be violated if he was extradited. Other requirements Assange needs to meet to avoid expulsion include since this week, a set of house rules including better looking after his cat and cleaning his bathroom. Read More »

Hamas expected to curb Gaza border riots : Palestinian source

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Hamas and the Islamic Jihad militant group quickly denied firing the rockets. The militant Hamas group praised the turnout as a challenge to Israel, which was mulling a large-scale military response after a rocket was sacked from Gaza on Wednesday and destroyed a house in southern Israel. Read More »

Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns

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At the moment there are no plans for a meeting between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Premier Giuseppe Conte as they both have packed agendas, the sources said. "Even in the near term, Moody's believes that the fiscal stimulus will provide a more limited boost to growth than the government assumes". "In contrast, a more lenient approach would further undermine the credibility of the EC's tortuous fiscal rules and irritate some member states from Northern Europe". Read More »

Harry urges Meghan to 'pace herself' during royal tour

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The 34-year-old royal and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, recently announced they are expecting their first child together, and the Duke has spoken of his happiness during a speech at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday (20.10.18). Read More »

Royals Harry and Meghan float on harbour for final Sydney appearance

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Over time, driven by advocates such as Prince Harry and through the Invictus Games , a better understanding of mental health has resulted in more open and public discussions. The couple's son, Ryan, 26, was a first lieutenant in the U.S. air force before suffering a spinal cord injury in 2006. Mrs Novack said: "They were so lovely". Read More »

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid tensions

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Wei and Mattis both arrived in the city-state to take part in the 5th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus and Other Sideline Events scheduled from Thursday to Saturday, and the Chinese side echoed the USA suggestion for a bilateral meeting. Read More »

Legal Pot is Bad for Driving, Says IIHS

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In August, 11 News partner The Gazette reported that the overall number of deaths in traffic crashes involving positive marijuana tests almost doubled from 2014, from 75 that year to 125 in 2016 and 139 last year. Witnesses told authorities the driver had been driving erratically for more than 15 minutes before the crash. In a Washington State Roadside Survey, drivers who tested positive for THC were less likely to agree that marijuana impairs driving. Read More »

Amritsar man, who played Ravana, crushed to death while saving others

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R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state's Workers Welfare Board, said that numerous 60 killed and dozens injured when a speeding train ran over a crowd celebrating the Hindu festival of Dussehra on Friday night had left their families in neighboring states to work in factories and shops in Punjab. Read More »

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pleaded with "grumpy" Liberal voters in Malcolm Turnbull's former seat of Wentworth not to risk the instability of a hung Parliament ahead of today's must-win by-election. She was leading with 54.8 per cent of the two-party preferred vote against Liberal candidate Dave Sharma at around 8pm on Saturday night. "Liberals are angry. Read More »