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20 wounded, many feared dead in wedding blast

20 wounded, many feared dead in wedding blast At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday, a local hospital said, while a witness told AFP he had seen many dead bodies at the scene. The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a...... more

Chicago (US) teachers go on strike over pay

Chicago (US) teachers go on strike over pay Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers walked out of their classrooms and joined the picket lines on Thursday after the school district and the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach a contract agreement, after months of negotiations. Union members voted on Wednesday in favour of striking over pay, resources and classroom size...... more

35 killed in Saudi Arabia bus crash

35 killed in Saudi Arabia bus crash Thirty-five foreign nationals have been killed and four others injured in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Medina in western Saudi Arabia. The bus collided with a "heavy vehicle" in al-Akhal Centre at 19:00 (16:00 GMT) on Wednesday, state media said. The passengers were expatriate Arabs and Asians...... more

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw. The decision followed talks in Ankara between US Vice-President Mike Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. All fighting will be paused for five days, and the US will help facilitate an "orderly withdrawal" of Kurdish-led troops...... more

Politician at the centre of Trump impeachment inquiry dies

Politician at the centre of Trump impeachment inquiry dies Senior Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, who was at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry, died early Thursday at the age of 68, US media reported. The veteran Baltimore representative passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” reports said, quoting a statement from his office....... more

Philippine president hurt in motorcycle crash

Philippine president hurt in motorcycle crash Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday. Duterte, whose health has been the subject of intense public speculation, suffered the mishap at the Malacanang presidential palace compound late Wednesday, according to spokesman Salvador Panelo. The crash...... more

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit Britain and the European Union reached a last-ditch Brexit deal on Thursday, just hours before an EU summit that is expected to give it a seal of approval. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson will still have to take the accord to a sceptical British parliament for its backing on Saturday, and...... more

Protest: Hong Kong's Parliament suspended

Protest: Hong Kong's Parliament suspended Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong heckled the city’s embattled leader and called for her to step down on Thursday during a legislative session that was repeatedly suspended as several politicians were manhandled out of the chamber. It was the second day of chaos in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council as leader Carrie...... more

Trump reportedly suffers meltdown during White House meeting

Trump reportedly suffers meltdown during White House meeting Congressional Democratic leaders offered a remarkable readout of a meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying that the President called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician” in what they described as a “meltdown”. “He was insulting, particularly to the speaker. She kept her cool completely, but he called her...... more

Turkey ‘neutralises’ 673 YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria

Turkey ‘neutralises’ 673 YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria A total of 673 YPG/PKK terrorists have been “neutralised” since the launch of Turkey’s ongoing anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said Thursday. The ministry updated on Twitter the figure of the terrorists neutralised as part of Operation Peace Spring. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralised” to...... more

Democratic candidates voice strong support for Trump’s impeachment

Democratic candidates voice strong support for Trump’s impeachment Twelve U.S. Democratic presidential candidates squared off in a spirited debate Tuesday night, all looking to confront President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, even as their Democratic congressional cohorts have accused Trump of political wrongdoing and opened an impeachment inquiry against him. The dozen challengers all support the four-week-old impeachment...... more

Chaos as Hong Kong's 'state of the union' is disrupted

Chaos as Hong Kong's 'state of the union' is disrupted Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was on Wednesday forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in the city's parliament. Opposition lawmakers disrupted the session from the start by shouting and projecting slogans. After a first interruption, the session briefly resumed to only be interrupted again. It was then adjourned...... more

Explosive testimony boosts Trump’s impeachment case: Democrats

Explosive testimony boosts Trump’s impeachment case: Democrats United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump accused democrats of a “witch hunt” as witnesses added fresh evidence to the case for impeaching the US leader over his Ukraine dealings U.S lawmakers leading an impeachment probe into Donald Trump turned their focus Tuesday to the State Department amid a torrent of explosive...... more

5 female militants sentenced up to 30 years in jail

5 female militants sentenced up to 30 years in jail A French court on Monday sentenced five female militants to between five and 30 years in prison for planning a failed car bomb plot outside Notre Dame Cathedral  in 2016. The local media reported on Tuesday. The two main defendants, Ines Madani and Ornella Gilligmann were sentenced to 30 years and...... more

Police discover family locked away for years on farm

Police discover family locked away for years on farm Six young adults and their father were receiving medical treatment on Tuesday after Dutch police acting on a tip-off discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in the Netherlands said on Tuesday. The six, aged 18 to 25, and their ailing father were found near...... more

Pedophile who abused up to 200 children stabbed to death in prison

Pedophile who abused up to 200 children stabbed to death in prison One of Britain’s worst paedophiles has been stabbed to death in prison, according to Sky sources. Richard Huckle, known as the “gap year paedophile”, was found dead in his cell at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire yesterday, the source said. The 33-year-old freelance photographer, from Ashford in Kent, was handed 22...... more

Turkey neutralises 560 terrorists in less than a week

Turkey neutralises 560 terrorists in less than a week A total of 560 PKK/PYD-YPG terrorists have been “neutralised” since the beginning of Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralised” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. The ministry updated the figure in...... more

Bad news for Trump’s 2020 campaign

Bad news for Trump’s 2020 campaign United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's strongest case for re-election is arguably the economy —he says so himself. But that argument might be slipping with voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. For the first time since Mr. Trump won the presidency in 2016, more registered voters say the country's...... more

Typhoon: Japan searches for survivors as death toll hits 56

Typhoon: Japan searches for survivors as death toll hits 56 Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts. Typhoon Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of...... more

Priority is to exit EU on Oct. 31 – Queen Elizabeth

Priority is to exit EU on Oct. 31 – Queen Elizabeth The priority of Britain’s government is to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, Queen Elizabeth said on Monday, setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s programme for a country deeply divided over Brexit. In a speech to parliament, which sets out the legislative agenda for the government, the queen set out...... more

10 police operatives killed in roadside blast

10 police operatives killed in roadside blast An improvised explosive device killed 10 Kenyan police on Saturday when it exploded during their patrol along the Kenya-Somalia border. The Kenyan military and the police confirmed the fatalities of the roadside blast in the town of Garissa, northern Kenya, to the local media. According to a statement by the Kenyan...... more

White US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call

White US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call An African American woman has been fatally shot in the United States by a white officer inside her home early on Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said. The shooting in Forth Worth, Texas, occurred after a neighbour called the police non-emergency line to...... more

Retired General: Blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning allies

Retired General: Blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning allies A retired four-star Marine general on Sunday bluntly criticised President Donald Trump over the ongoing Turkish military offensive in northern Syria, saying, “There is blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies.” Gen. John Allen, the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan and former special presidential envoy for the...... more

Kurds strike deal with Syrian Army to counter Turkey

Kurds strike deal with Syrian Army to counter Turkey Syrian government forces will deploy along the Turkish border to help repel the Turkish military incursion against Syrian Kurds, Kurdish officials announced Sunday. The extraordinary deal between the Kurds, Syria, and Russia – Syria’s main ally – comes four days after Turkish forces moved against the Kurds in northern Syria after...... more

Prince Charles visits Vatican for canonisation of first English saint

Prince Charles visits Vatican for canonisation of first English saint Prince Charles visited the Vatican for the canonisation of English Cardinal John Henry Newman today. Cardinal Newman was canonised by Pope Francis, and is the first Englishman to be made a saint since 1970. The Prince of Wales, who represented the UK at the ceremony, has praised the cardinal as a...... more

459 suspected terrorists killed as Turkish troops push deeper into northern Syria

459 suspected terrorists killed as Turkish troops push deeper into northern Syria The number of PKK/PYD-YPG terrorists “neutralised” – since the start of Turkey’s operation in northern Syria – has risen to 459, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralised” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. The ministry provided the...... more

Japan deploys military after deadly typhoon

Japan deploys military after deadly typhoon Japan has deployed tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers after one of the strongest storms in years hit, killing at least 18 people. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday, moving north and bringing severe flooding. Thirteen people are missing from the storm, public broadcaster NHK said....... more

Furious passenger on rampage, trashes airport after missing flight

 Furious passenger on rampage, trashes airport after missing flight A man after missing his flight lost temper to the extent he caused damage at a Russian airport. The man was reported to have been drinking in a departure lounge and wasn’t aware when his flight was boarding. The CCTV clip, filmed in Sheremetyevo International Airport, in Moscow, captures the man...... more

Turkey defies sanctions threat, steps up assault on Syria

Turkey defies sanctions threat, steps up assault on Syria Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by a night of steady advances in the countryside, Turkish troops and their Syrian allies entered the battleground town of Ras al-Ain, sources on both sides said....... more

Four dead in New York shooting – Reports

Four dead in New York shooting – Reports At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at a social club in New York early Saturday, police said. No one has been arrested over the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, and the motive and exact circumstances are not known, a New York police official told...... more

 

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