Giant dust storm sweeps across Australian state

The conditions prompted the Office of Environment and Heritage to declare air quality in parts of Sydney's north-west, the Central Coast and Upper Hunter had reached a "hazardous" level. View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the dust storm of 23... More..

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by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Italy "Sleepwalking into Instability", Says European Commission

But with memories of the sovereign debt crisis that almost destroyed the euro still fresh, the Commission noted - like all euro zone finance ministers this month - that trouble in Italy could affect all the o...More..

Mississauga jewellers fight off robbers with swords
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mississauga jewellers fight off robbers with swords

A staff member and a female customer jump back when they realize the Mississauga store is under attack. Const. Danny Marttini said the incident took place around 12:15 p.m. The third suspect, police say, was ...More..

Watchdog lawsuit shines light on Ivanka Trump email use
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Watchdog lawsuit shines light on Ivanka Trump email use

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the focus of an in-depth Justice Department investigation for emails she sent while head of the State Department under former President Barack Obama - an inquir...More..

US Troops Could Spend Christmas On The Southwest Border, Mattis Says
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

US Troops Could Spend Christmas On The Southwest Border, Mattis Says

Reuters reported on Monday that the White House was likely to give troops authority to protect Customs and Border Protection agents stationed along the US border with Mexico if they come under threat from mig...More..

Two Policemen Killed in a Firing Near Chinese Consulate in Karachi
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Two Policemen Killed in a Firing Near Chinese Consulate in Karachi

All staff working in the consulate are safe and the attackers did not enter the compound, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing . "Salute the fearless security/police personnel who gave the...More..

James Comey will resist House subpoena if hearing is not public
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

James Comey will resist House subpoena if hearing is not public

House Republicans have been probing the FBI's actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election . Mr. Comey embraces and welcomes a hearing open to the public, but the subpoena issued yesterday represen...More..

A Shout Amid Flames: 'Can Somebody Catch My Baby?'
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

A Shout Amid Flames: 'Can Somebody Catch My Baby?'

Mr Campbell, a resident in the building, added: 'After she dropped the baby I hurried up and curled him up and caught him real good. Crews were battling the fire at the Meadows apartment complex near Fergus...More..

After Man, Family Die in Mansion Fire, Brother Arrested
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

After Man, Family Die in Mansion Fire, Brother Arrested

No charges have been filed in the Colts Neck fire or in the homicides, but Paul Caneiro is facing one count of aggravated arson for allegedly trying to burn his own home. According to the report, the two brothe...More..

United States says China has 'not altered' unfair trade practices
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

United States says China has 'not altered' unfair trade practices

Pence said on Saturday that the United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China , and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to USA demands. "I said from my experience in China...More..

The 'bulldozer' with a taste for tackling cybercrime — Interpol's new chief
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

The 'bulldozer' with a taste for tackling cybercrime — Interpol's new chief

Interpol is best known for issuing " red notices " that identify a suspect pursued by a country, effectively putting him or her on the world's "most-wanted" list. "No matter ... what the nationality of the pres...More..

Can Nancy Pelosi Survive a Challenge From Within Her Own Party?
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Can Nancy Pelosi Survive a Challenge From Within Her Own Party?

If the current leads hold in the uncalled races, Democrats would have won 233 seats - a 16-seat majority. Pelosi, a 78-year-old San Francisco liberal and current House Democratic leader, is fighting hard to...More..

Turkey rips Trump for turning a
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Turkey rips Trump for turning a "blind eye" to Jamal Khashoggi killing

On Friday, Prince Mohammed continued his global trip - dubbed "a tour of brotherly countries" - in the United Arab Emirates as condemnation continues over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . It says Kha...More..

by | Friday, November 23, 2018

CIA: Prince made 'death' call

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman replied: "Prospects for close and fruitful cooperation and partnership are in line for the UAE and Saudi Arabia ". I will tell you this - the Crown Prince hates it more...More..

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

The visit represents the culmination of a renewed recovery campaign sparked by Easter Island mayor Pedro Edmunds' August appeal to the museum-and, as Naomi Rea reports for artnet News , marks the first time...More..

Moroccan woman 'killed lover, cooked body and served it to workers'
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Moroccan woman 'killed lover, cooked body and served it to workers'

Police have not revealed how the victim was killed, but said his girlfriend had served up his remains as Machboos , a traditional rice and meat dish , to some Pakistani nationals working nearby. She told po...More..

Trump eyeing visit to US troops in combat zone
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Trump eyeing visit to US troops in combat zone

According to advisers, during a meeting to discuss a potential visit, Trump called the Afghanistan and Iraq missions a "total shame". "He's afraid of those situations". senator in 2008. Though some of the pre...More..

Shooting at Alabama shopping mall
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Shooting at Alabama shopping mall

The teen was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with at least one gunshot wound. Rector said a 12-year-old girl also struck by gunfire was hospitalized. Now, mall officials said the mall will remain clos...More..

UN Envoy to Meet Houthi Rebels in Yemen
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

UN Envoy to Meet Houthi Rebels in Yemen

The conflict of almost four years between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels backed by Iran has killed around 57,000 people, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, a c...More..

by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Bombers killed in Pakistan before they entered Chinese consulate

Pakistani media reports a gunman has been killed in the attack , and a "suicide vest" had been recovered from the scene. It is a multi-billion dollar series of Chinese investments in Pakistan's infrastructur...More..

China strongly condemns attack on Karachi embassy
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

China strongly condemns attack on Karachi embassy

That followed the Islamic State-claimed killings of two Chinese teachers in June 2017 in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan , where China is building a port. As of now exchange of fire between ...More..

Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens

Since the creation of the TSG, the eight-story structure has continued to straighten, with expert Prof Salvatore Settis remarking that it is like the tower has " had two centuries taken off its age ". Officials...More..

We Forgive them, says U.S. national John Chau's family
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

We Forgive them, says U.S. national John Chau's family

His initial contacts with the Sentinelese , a tiny tribe of hunter-gatherers who reject contact with the outside world, had not gone well. North Sentinel is an outpost of the island chain, which is far c...More..

Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi killing two police officers
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi killing two police officers

He said they threw a grenade and then opened fire. Pakistani authorities said that security forces had secured the area around the consulate after the attack, the latest in a series of assaults on Chinese nat...More..

Indian officials stopped from entering Gurdwara in Pakistan
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Indian officials stopped from entering Gurdwara in Pakistan

This is the third consecutive instance of Sikh pilgrims being stopped on the pretext of security concerns, added the Ministry. This is also in breach of the letter and spirit of the 1974 Bilateral Protocol on v...More..

U.K.'s May Plans Last-Minute Brussels Dash to Seal Brexit Deal
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

U.K.'s May Plans Last-Minute Brussels Dash to Seal Brexit Deal

May has been taking hits constantly over her handling of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. After the draft declaration was agreed on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez repeated a threat to scuppe...More..

What you need to know about Gibraltar in the Brexit talks
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

What you need to know about Gibraltar in the Brexit talks

Analysis by EEF , the manufacturers' organisation, shows the Brexit withdrawal agreement struck by Theresa May provides greater certainty for manufacturers to move forward, and avoids a disastrous no-deal ...More..

Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence to walk free from jail
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence to walk free from jail

After more than 13 years behind bars in an Indonesian prison the first member of the Bali Nine drug smugglers is set to be released and head home to Australia. "Because she is a foreigner, therefore, the person...More..

PM’s Brexit document is 26 pages of waffle, Jeremy Corbyn claims
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

PM’s Brexit document is 26 pages of waffle, Jeremy Corbyn claims

Theresa May faced Tory demands to renegotiate her Brexit deal at Prime Minister's Questions, as Jeremy Corbyn also warned the agreement was "dead". The Labour leader said that his alternative plan would in...More..

by | Friday, November 23, 2018

American Bar Slams Trump's Attacks on 9th Circuit Court

President Trump resumed his feud with Chief Justice John Roberts in a pair of Thanksgiving Day tweets and blasted judges for "making our country unsafe" when they decide cases against his agenda, warning the...More..