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Driver charged after truck strikes, kills 3 siblings

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A school bus was at the stop with a flashing stop sign displayed when the fatal crash happened, police say, according to NBC Chicago. Slocum said it was unclear if the driver would face criminal charges in connection with the deaths. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is heading to the scene in Fulton County where three siblings were struck and killed by a pick-up on Tuesday. Read More »

Aasia Bibi Won’t be Executed, Pakistan SC Rules in Blasphemy Case

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The landmark ruling angered hardline Muslims who demanded her execution. About 300 police have been stationed to guard the supreme court. Given the probing questions from the Justices during arguments on appeal and Pakistan's history of never executing a death sentence in a blasphemy case, the only reason for the Supreme Court to uphold Asia's conviction would be the extreme pressure from Islamic groups that has now engulfed the country, including threats against the Justices. Read More »

Protests expected as India prepares to unveil world's largest statue

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NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. Indian air force planes showered flower petals on the statue. Readers on Wednesday woke up to find the same lead article on the op-ed pages of several newspapers: an essay by Prime Minister Modi extolling the virtues of Patel. Read More »

Paul Ryan says "you can not end birthright citizenship with an executive order"

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Accusing the president of trying to divide the country ahead of the November elections, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called President Trump's plan to issue an executive order ending the right of birthright citizenship "election season catnip". Speaking on USA television in an exclusive interview for news documentary series Axios on HBO , the President is said to be launching a crackdown on " anchor babies " and "chain migration". Read More »

Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison

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Bulger, 89, had just been transferred on Monday to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills. Bulger was moved to a West Virginia prison on Tuesday morning. Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved. Read More »

Just Which Outlets Are Trump’s ‘Enemy’? By His Definition, There Are Many

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In a follow up tweet , the president said the American people are angry and disillusioned at receiving so much fake news , adding "they get it and fully understand". ABC's Jonathan Karl specifically asked Sanders whether the president's words could "inspire or provoke troubled people to do bad things". In an open letter Sunday, a group of Jewish leaders from Pittsburgh said Trump bore responsibility for encouraging white nationalist sentiments that led to the synagogue attack. Read More »

China's First Privately Launched Rocket Fails Mid-Way

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The launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's northwestern Gansu Province Saturday. The Beijing-based firm Landscape said in its microblog that the second and third stages of the three-stage spacecraft, Zbhuque-1, failed to reach orbit. Read More »

Irish President Michael Higgins on track to win 2nd term

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The result, announced late on Saturday night, saw 64.85% of the electorate voting Yes to decriminalise blasphemy , while 35.15% voted No. For this year's election, Higgins is up against five other candidates: Peter Casey , Sean Gallagher , Senator Joan Freeman, Gavin Duffy, and MEP Liadh Ní Riada . Read More »

Pittsburgh shooting suspect appears in court over attack that left 11 dead

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The targets, mostly Democrats, included former US President Barack Obama . "This is the darkest hour in our city's history", Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared during service on October 29. Robert Bowers, 46, of Pittsburgh , was charged late Saturday on 29 counts, including 11 counts of murder with a firearm, and several hate crime charges such as obstructing the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death. Read More »

Trump says media is 'Enemy' after shooting, bomb plot

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Trump had initially called for unity in the face of Saturday's assault on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh , in a week in which prominent Democrats were the targets of pipe bombs sent through the mail, allegedly by a Trump supporter in Florida. Read More »

Turkish forces shell Kurd fighters in Syria

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference after a Syria summit, in Istanbul , Turkey October 27, 2018. Now, Mr. Putin appears to favor a political settlement over prolonged, bloody warfare... However, the fight against terrorists remains the priority. "Our chief concrete expectation of this summit is that steps to be taken for a political solution are finalized and a roadmap is determined", he said. Read More »

Angela Merkel to step down as Chancellor after 2021

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The CDU lost ten percentage points in Hesse compared to 2013, a fortnight after losses on a similar scale in Bavaria . News agency dpa cited unidentified party sources who said that she is prepared to step down as party leader but remain as chancellor for now. Read More »

President Trump marks Halloween at the White House

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Karl pressed her, pointing out that Trump on Twitter blamed the "fake news" media for dividing Americans and causing "great anger" with their "dishonest reporting". Another victim was 97-year-old Rose Mallinger . Federal prosecutors confirmed they intend to pursue the death penalty. "The tragic attack at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue two days ago serves as a stark reminder of the need to protect all Americans against hate crimes". Read More »

Winter time starts on Sunday

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Three weeks later in the United Kingdom, an Act of Parliament (the Summer Time Act) decreed that, for a certain period during the year, the official time should be one hour in advance of GMT. This was then brought to the United Kingdom in 1907, when a builder called William Willett (Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather, no less!) released a leaflet called The Waste of Daylight , which asked people to wake up earlier. Read More »

Developing story: 8 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

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Investigators say the gunman opened fire during a baby naming ceremony Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. "You wouldn't think this would be possible in this day and age but we just don't seem to learn from the past", he said. "The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead", Netanyahu said. Read More »

Authorities intercept yet another suspicious package addressed to CNN in Atlanta

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The FBI has confirmed that the package recovered at the Atlanta facility was addressed to CNN. Among them were two apparent mail bombs sent to CNN. "All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at offsite facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the CNN Center, even if it hadn't been intercepted first", Zucker said. Read More »

Student dies in shooting at North Carolina high school

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The Matthews Police Department said the student was taken to a hospital but couldn't provide information on the injuries. The shooting happened at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C., approximately a 25-minute drive southeast of Charlotte, N.C. Read More »

Fairfax sisters’ bodies found on river bank in NYC

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The cause of death has not been determined yet by the city's medical examiner's office. Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, had been living in Fairfax, Virginia with their mother, but Rotana had moved to live in NY. It was while Tala was visiting her elder sister that both young women lost contact with their mother a week ago and they were then reported missing. Read More »

Angela Merkel won't seek re-election as CDU party leader - German media

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Angela Merkel is to stand down as her party's leader in December in a move that raises the possibility of snap elections in Germany as early as next year. But other candidates are also waiting in the wings, including ambitious health minister Jens Spahn, a frequent Merkel critic. The surprise news comes a day after the CDU and its junior federal coalition partner the Social Democrats (SPD) suffered heavy losses in an election in the state of Hesse, just two weeks after a similar drubbing ... Read More »

One-Person Protest for Journalist Khashoggi - english

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Khashoggi's killing has spiralled into a major crisis for Saudi Arabia and its powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , with the kingdom's shifting narrative being met with skepticism in Turkey and other parts of the world . "I found myself in a darkness I can not express", Ms Cengiz said of the pain she had felt since his disappearance. 'With our collective interests in peace and unwavering respect for human rights in mind, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic facility ... Read More »

Harrowing accounts from synagogue; suspect due in court

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Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life synagogue during its Sabbath service. He has been charged with 29 counts , including 11 of murdering people exercising their religious beliefs, which carry a death penalty if he is found guilty. Read More »

Brazil’s 2018 Election: second round results

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Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote and Haddad collected 28 percent in the country's general election earlier this month, forcing a runoff as no candidate won at least 50 percent of the vote. Bandeira said. Since the height of Brazil's commodity-driven boom almost a decade ago, citizens have seen millions of jobs evaporate, queues at hospitals grow and violence explode to the point that more than 60,000 people a year are murdered . Read More »

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

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Seven named storms became hurricanes this season. By Tuesday, the storm is expected to be speeding north-northeast over open waters. Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend, and the storm is forecast to churn around in the Atlantic while not posing any threat to land. Read More »

Mattis says in close contact with European allies on INF treaty

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A top Russian official has declared that the country is preparing for war, following President Donald Trump's announcement that the USA would be withdrawing from a Cold War-era disarmament treaty. President Putin minced no words when asked about the Trump administration's exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF Treaty for short. Read More »

Another nail-biter for Merkel as Hessians go to polls

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SPD leader Andrea Nahles , whose party saw support fall to its lowest since 1946, threatened to end the alliance with Merkel's conservatives if there is no improvement on policy. The German chancellor has led the CDU since 2000 and has led the country since 2005. Such results would make various regional coalitions possible, with the Greens potentially joining parties to their right or left or even, if their results are exceptionally good, having a chance to make their local leader Tarek ... Read More »

Vigil held in Ottawa for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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Bowers' virulent anti-Semitic views were evident in prolific online postings. US President Donald Trump hit out Saturday at what he called "hate" in America after the attack. The mass shooting , called the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history, hit particularly close to home for Aaron, who said she used to live just a block away from Tree of Life , which is nestled in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood near several universities. Read More »

US Muslim groups raise tens of thousands for synagogue victims

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The county medical examiner described finding ammunition "casings everywhere". Federal prosecutors charged him with 29 criminal counts including violence and firearms offenses, and violating United States civil rights laws. Calling the shooting an "evil anti-Semitic attack", Trump ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the U.S.to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims. Read More »