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Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote
- October 28, 2016

Clinton's OH stops came during the first week of extended early voting, with an extra hour on weekday evenings, plus 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Amazingly, it was not until 1978 that the first woman was elected to the US Senate in her own right - without having assumed a seat once held by her husband. (more...)
Scotland will demand independence in case of 'hard Brexit,' threatens Sturgeon
- October 27, 2016

But with some of these options already being dismissed by the British government, Ms Sturgeon has said that another independence referendum is "highly likely". "She should keep that promise", said Dugdale. She said: "He's the only Conservative MP in the whole of Scotland and I think people across Scotland would raise an eyebrow at that sort of dictatorial attitude". (more...)
Cliff Sims, Tomi Lahren to join Trump Tower Live
- October 26, 2016

On Monday, the campaign unveiled what it said would be daily campaign coverage each evening on Facebook Live. The live stream featured Epshteyn and Sims interviewing Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who told viewers, "This race is not over". (more...)
UN Says 3700 Migrants Died Crossing Mediterranean This Year UN Says 3700 Migrants Died Crossing Mediterranean This Year
- October 26, 2016

This high loss of life comes despite a large overall fall this year in the number of people seeking to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. 1,015,078 made the crossing previous year, compared to 327,800 in 2016 so far. He adds that "this may be to do with the shifting smuggler business model or geared towards lowering detection risks, but it also makes the work of rescuers harder". (more...)
Russian declared ceasefire in Aleppo collapses Russian declared ceasefire in Aleppo collapses
- October 26, 2016

While the Russian and Syrian airstrikes on Aleppo continue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (Friday) that the entire world needs to take action in order to end the "barbaric" situation in the city. The ceasefire had been meant to allow civilians and rebels to leave the east. "Some countries are trying to play with the devil and use terrorists to get rid of Assad, and some just say thoughtlessly that Assad must leave", Peskov said. (more...)
Spain's parliament to begin debate on granting Rajoy new term on Wednesday Spain's parliament to begin debate on granting Rajoy new term on Wednesday
- October 26, 2016

Spain's embattled Socialists had voted to lift a longstanding veto that has prevented conservatives from forming a minority government, in what could end a 10-month political impasse. "Spain needs a government as soon as possible and I am obliged to make that happen", Rajoy told reporters after meeting the King. If parliament fails to elect a new prime minister by October 31, it would face dissolution. (more...)
South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal
- October 25, 2016

When 15 AU member states have ratified the Malabo Protocol, the African Court of Justice and Human Rights could start to function with criminal jurisdiction. "The withdrawal from the ICC is the ultimate betrayal of our historic commitment to a human rights-based foreign policy", Maimane said in a statement late Sunday. (more...)
Intense battles rage in Syria's Aleppo after truce expired Intense battles rage in Syria's Aleppo after truce expired
- October 24, 2016

Russian Federation has been announcing daily that it will abide by the next day of the series of daytime ceasefires, which it said it called to allow civilians and rebels to leave the besieged city, but no announcement was made on Saturday. (more...)
Clinton: Donald Trump Is Clinton: Donald Trump Is "Threatening Our Democracy"
- October 24, 2016

She's doubled the amount of money spent on ads from August to September. At the final presidential debate the night before the Al Smith dinner, Clinton noted how Trump's talk of rigged elections and award shows during the most recent presidential debate was "funny, but it's also really troubling". (more...)
Watch Hillary Clinton roast Donald Trump at a NY charity event
- October 23, 2016

Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in NY, a white-tie gala that also serves as a showcase for presidential politics. It's a tradition in the United States that in the last few weeks of the Presidential campaign, the two candidates attend the Alfred E Smith dinner, a Catholic fundraising event with a bit of mutual roasting. (more...)
Anti-Terror Police Arrest Man Over London Subway Alert
- October 23, 2016

Police said a Taster stun gun was sacked and the 19-year-old suspect was arrested in the street on Holloway Road in north London at around midday on Friday. Workers in nearby Dirty Burger restaurant described hearing police sirens and seeing people rushing to see what had happened. London mayor Sadiq Khan praised the "outstanding professionalism" of police and Transport for London staff. (more...)
Giants coach unsure if team will keep abuser Josh Brown
- October 23, 2016

Public service announcements featuring players denouncing domestic violence were broadcast during games. But in Brown's, case the league once again cowered, hiding behind a lame excuse that the Urquhart's office would not release information about Brown. (more...)
Israeli troops kill Palestinian suspected of throwing rocks at them: army Israeli troops kill Palestinian suspected of throwing rocks at them: army
- October 23, 2016

The head of Beit Iksa village council, north of occupied East Jerusalem, Sa'ada Khatib, stated that the soldiers stopped the bus while transporting elderly Palestinians, and ordered the driver to force the seniors out of his vehicle, to be searched and inspected, but he refused. (more...)
Trump camp holds alternative to 'mainstream media' on Facebook Trump camp holds alternative to 'mainstream media' on Facebook
- October 23, 2016

The events "gave the Trump campaign an opportunity to leverage our candidate's massive digital footprint to take our message straight to millions of voters, without the filter of the clearly biased media", Parscale said . Precursor to a new TV channel? Donald Trump responds to sexual assault allegations. After the debate, the Sims-Epshteyn show returns with a chyron on the bottom of the screen screaming: "Alert: Trump Wins Final Debate". (more...)
Well-meaning artist turns Jesus statue into terracotta gargoyle Well-meaning artist turns Jesus statue into terracotta gargoyle
- October 22, 2016

She knocked on the door of the church and asked the priest if it would be okay for her to create a replacement head. In this one, very particular, instance, maybe baby Jesus was better off headless. "I was so sad", she said, describing her feeling after seeing the damaged statue. Others compared Wise's effort to a Spanish octogenarian's effort to restore Ecce Homo , a peeling fresco of Jesus, that has been called " the worst restoration in history ". (more...)
On Syria, Russia digs in for the long haul with 'indefinite' deployment
- October 22, 2016

A potential agreement may be elusive. In an interview with Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda , he said the Saudis told him: "If you move away from Iran and you announce that you disconnect all kinds of relations with Iran, we're going to help you". (more...)
U.S. soldier killed in Mosul offensive
- October 22, 2016

Kirkuk is an oil-rich city claimed by both Iraq's central government and the largely autonomous Kurdish region. Kemal Kerkuki, a senior commander of Kurdish peshmerga forces west of Kirkuk, said the town where his base is located outside the city also came under attack, but that the base was under control. (more...)
Iraq frees 350km south of ISIL-held Mosul
- October 21, 2016

They have arrived at the al-Hol refugee camp where conditions are already reported to be filthy and overcrowded. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said an estimated 200,000 people were expected to be displaced in the first weeks of the offensive, growing to as many as one million under a worst-case scenario. (more...)
United States threaten 'overwhelming response' to north Korea nuclear strike United States threaten 'overwhelming response' to north Korea nuclear strike
- October 21, 2016

The launch came shortly after the US and South Korea agreed in Washington to bolster military and diplomatic efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile programmes, which the isolated state is pursuing in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Delta Airlines Just Got A Major Uniform Upgrade From Zac Posen Delta Airlines Just Got A Major Uniform Upgrade From Zac Posen
- October 21, 2016

A year after Zac Posen announced he had been tapped to design Delta's uniforms, the red carpet fave is ready to show the world what he's got in store for the airline. The main colors used on the uniforms are called "Passport Plum, Cruising Cardinal and Groundspeed Graphite". The collection will first be wear-tested by a small team of 1,000 employees in December for any adjustments. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'Give Paul Pogba time' at Manchester United
- October 21, 2016

Before the end of the game, though, Robin van Persie scored on his return to Old Trafford to give his side a consolation goal as the United fans applauded their former striker. Mourinho replied: "No. That was a different Premier League and situation - it was the best team by far". It could have been that I could have been a player for Manchester United today, he said . (more...)
Why do Indian-Americans support Clinton over Trump? Why do Indian-Americans support Clinton over Trump?
- October 20, 2016

According to Newjersey.com , the event saw the participation of survivors of terrorism and Bollywood performers. Congratulating the Indian community for having the highest rate of entrepreneurship, he said, "that's very impressive by the way". (more...)
3 cartoons explaining how Hillary Clinton's new proposal helps the very poor
- October 20, 2016

Many more have to take a smaller credit rather than the full one, because they don't earn enough. It would increase revenue by $1.4 trillion over the next decade, but low to middle class families would only see a slight increase in their income after taxes. (more...)
Russian lawmakers back Putin's suspension of plutonium deal
- October 20, 2016

Trump did finally, when asked directly by Wallace, say he would condemn interference in the election by "Russia or anybody else", saying, "I course I condemn". In recent days, Donald Trump has blasted the election as "rigged" against him, raising questions of whether he would concede the race if he loses. "She doesn't like Putin because he's outsmarted her every step of the way", Trump said. (more...)
Why Marco Rubio Is Refusing to Talk About the WikiLeaks Emails Why Marco Rubio Is Refusing to Talk About the WikiLeaks Emails
- October 20, 2016

Marco Rubio today denounced Russian meddling in the US presidential election by hacking Democratic emails and releasing them though Wikileaks. "I will not discuss any issue that has become public exclusively on the basis of WikiLeaks", said Rubio in a statement to NBC News, breaking with Donald Trump's approach. (more...)
Iraqis in London call for Turkey to intervene in Mosul
- October 19, 2016

Erdogan said al-Abadi himself had asked for the formation of a military base in Bashiqa, located some 12 kilometers northeast of the Daesh-held city of Mosul, during the term of former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. "This threat [FETO] is not only common to Turkey", he said. "The Turkish military will enter Mosul". The official said cancelling the vice presidential posts is tantamount to abolishing articles from the constitution, and such procedure will need amending the ... (more...)
Canadians want America to know its great Canadians want America to know its great
- October 19, 2016

Leave it to Canadians to shine some light on an oftentimes dark presidential election season. The group pointed out that "America is far from ideal, and one of Canada's favorite pastimes is pointing out those imperfections" but encouraged Canadians to share things they like about the U.S. (more...)
Russia, Syria halt airstrikes against Aleppo
- October 19, 2016

Air raids have killed hundreds and caused global outrage. The US State Department said the Russian offer was too little, too late, and the United Nations humanitarian spokesman said that relief workers needed longer than eight hours to help extricate the injured. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew blamed for 4 US deaths, sparks flash-flood fears
- October 18, 2016

Down the street, Jim Kemp, 75, a resident of the island for more than four decades, was patching up a small tear in his roof. "This storm's a monster", he said. United Nations emergency relief coordinator Stephen O'Brien called the hurricane's damage a major blow to Haiti's reconstruction effort and the fight against cholera. (more...)
Families Celebrate, Reunite With 21 Kidnapped Nigerian 'Chibok Girls' Families Celebrate, Reunite With 21 Kidnapped Nigerian 'Chibok Girls'
- October 18, 2016

But Emman Shehu, one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls movement that has advocated for the kidnapped girls' release, doubts the government's story. Although these 21 girls are now safe, 50 more escaped following the abduction in 2014, and one, Amina Ali , was found wandering the forest with her Boko Haram husband a year ago. (more...)