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USA ends funding for United Nations refugee agency in Palestine

USA ends funding for United Nations refugee agency in Palestine The administration castigated the UN's Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for failed practices, and indicated that it rejected the criteria by which UNRWA defines Palestinian refugees, whereby the UN agency confers refugee status not only on original refugees but on their millions of descendants. [Full Article...]

United Nations warns against assault on Syria's Idlib

United Nations warns against assault on Syria's Idlib The warning does not seem to be holding back Damascus or its chief ally, Moscow . Idlib is the largest remaining rebel stronghold. "We are concerned not just about a potential chemical weapons attack, but we are concerned about any kind of escalation of violence in Idlib that would put civilians and civilian infrastructure in Idlib at risk", she added. [Full Article...]

Greyhound bus crash: Seven killed in New Mexico collision

Greyhound bus crash: Seven killed in New Mexico collision New Mexico State Police said a semitrailer was travelling down a highway in New Mexico near the Arizona border, when one of its tyres blew, sending the rig across the median and into oncoming traffic, where it slammed into the bus. The bus incurred significant front-end damage. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or injured, or w... [Full Article...]

John McCain remembered as hero, fighter and joker

John McCain remembered as hero, fighter and joker He recalled "the joy that crossed his face when he knew he was about to take the stage of the Senate floor and start a fight". Mr Biden, a Democrat who was among the good friends the Republican senator made across the aisle, said he thought of Senator McCain as a brother, "with a lot of family fights". [Full Article...]

Mystery woman in doorbell video identified, safe with family

Mystery woman in doorbell video identified, safe with family The woman is dressed in a t-shirt and appears to be barefoot with broken hand restraints on each wrist. The woman in the doorbell video has been identified as that man's girlfriend , and Spencer called her "a victim of family violence". [Full Article...]

Trump blames China for Korea talks breaking down

Trump blames China for Korea talks breaking down For its part, North Korea has returned what are believed to be remains of USA servicemen from the Korean War . "We have no plans at this time to suspend any more exercises", Mattis told reporters during a rare public news conference at the Pentagon alongside Marine Gen. [Full Article...]

Iowa student killed by ‘sharp force injuries’

Iowa student killed by ‘sharp force injuries’ That information was run through the Social Security Administration's employment-verification system and checked out, he said. Rivera's defense attorney, Allan Richards, has denounced Trump for prejudging his client's guilt, saying the president's comments would make it hard for Rivera to get a fair trial. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis must resign, says former Vatican ambassador after Cardinal’s sex abuse

Pope Francis must resign, says former Vatican ambassador after Cardinal’s sex abuse In the letter , the former Vatican ambassador to the United States under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis makes a number of allegations about how Vatican and USA cardinals, as well as Pope Francis and previous popes, handled allegations of sexual misconduct against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick . [Full Article...]

Sen. John McCain to lie in state. Here's what that means

Sen. John McCain to lie in state. Here's what that means Mr McCain died of brain cancer on Saturday aged 81 in his home state of Arizona . McCain died on Saturday evening surrounded by his family in Arizona . For context, recall that Trump said McCain was not a war hero, mocked him for being a POW, and Trump's supporters and even staff have continued to mock the late Senator during his illness. [Full Article...]

John McCain: a fighter in war and politics

John McCain: a fighter in war and politics Naval Academy. On August 24, McCain's family had announced that the former soldier, had made a decision to stop his treatment, reports BBC. "Thoughts and prayers of the people of Pakistan are with the family and friends of Senator McCain", the statement from Foreign Office read . [Full Article...]

West Virginian among dead in Jacksonville 'Madden' shooting

West Virginian among dead in Jacksonville 'Madden' shooting Police identified David Katz , 24, of Baltimore to be the gunman. A mass shooting at an entertainment complex in downtown Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon left two people dead, along with the suspected gunman, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said . [Full Article...]

S. Korea regrets cancellation of Pompeo's visit to North

S. Korea regrets cancellation of Pompeo's visit to North But South Korea sought to play down concerns. The president said in a tweet that insufficient progress was being made on denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Since the summit, the two sides have struggled to narrow differences over the North's nuclear weapons program. North Korea had carried out a sixth nuclear bomb test in September and boasted of its ability to launch a missile at the Unit... [Full Article...]

Deposed Australia PM Turnbull 'to quit parliament'

Deposed Australia PM Turnbull 'to quit parliament' His replacement, Scott Morrison, is the country's sixth PM since John Howard's defeat in the 2007 general election. In May, a day after worldwide prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the flight's downing, Australia and the Netherlands announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack. [Full Article...]

Facebook ban on army chief silences Myanmar's military mouthpiece

Facebook ban on army chief silences Myanmar's military mouthpiece The investigators cited six Myanmar military leaders by name as "priority subjects" for possible prosecution, led by the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. The fact-finding mission interviewed 875 people, scrutinized satellite images and browsed public statements by Myanmar officials. "The result is a continuing situation of severe, systemic and institutionalised oppression from birth to dea... [Full Article...]

Gov. Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff to honor McCain

Gov. Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff to honor McCain After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Flying it at half-staff for an extended period of time is at the discretion of the president. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom tour operator removes guests from Egyptian hotel after couple dies

United Kingdom tour operator removes guests from Egyptian hotel after couple dies The company said late Thursday it was unclear what caused the deaths of the Britons, reportedly in their 60s, who had been staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Shortly after, his wife Susan Cooper, 64, was taken to the local Aseel Hospital after she suffered a loss of consciousness, but efforts to resuscitate her failed. [Full Article...]

Mass Shooting, Fatalities Reported At Florida Videogame Tournament

Mass Shooting, Fatalities Reported At Florida Videogame Tournament The area is not safe at this time . Johnson barricaded himself and some customers in the restaurant and grabbed two knives, adding, "If you come into this kitchen, you're bound to get stabbed". To all those and anyone watching I say this: "Pray for Jacksonville as we deal with this senseless tragedy". The games maker, EA Sports, lists a David Katz as a 2017 championship victor. [Full Article...]

US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle

The heir of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chair of the Senate armed services committee, pushing for aggressive U.S. military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to "defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America". [Full Article...]

Smoke from BC wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

Smoke from BC wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada The air quality in municipalities across British Columbia have been considered hazardous based on the World Air Quality Index. Meanwhile, the fire situation in B.C. James. "They're both holding within containment lines", he said. Tower said Monday had been a "really successful day" for firefighters working at Shovel Lake and the nearby Island Lake fire, despite the challenges posed by sm... [Full Article...]

Former top Vatican official calls on Pope to resign amid abuse crisis

Former top Vatican official calls on Pope to resign amid abuse crisis It has been reported by RTÉ News that there was an apology from the Pope, alongside a recognition of the hurt and suffering of the survivors. It will be the first public statement by Pope Francis in Ireland and will be watched around the world, with many questioning whether he will make reference to the child abuse scandals . [Full Article...]


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