Trump, First Lady Receive Cheers From Hospital Workers in Pittsburgh

01 Nov, 2018

Synagogue shooting victim Joyce Fienberg may have been cut down by hate, but her "beautiful soul" will live on in the hearts of friends and family, mourners said during a somber funeral Wednesday. The New York Times reported that Kushner and Ivanka encouraged Trump to visit Pittsburgh in light of the attack. Since then, the US President's rhetoric has been accused by many of "encouraging antisemitsm".


Islamist Party Wants to Oust Pakistani PM as 'Blasphemous' Christian Woman Freed

01 Nov, 2018

The charge of blasphemy carries the death penalty in this majority Muslim nation. Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan formed a committee to hold talks to end the ongoing protests being staged across the country. The three are on the hit list of Rizvi's Tehreek-e-Labbaik party, which has demanded a public execution for Bibi. Dozens have been killed following blasphemy claims, sometimes by mobs of men.


Top S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

01 Nov, 2018

The court also said that the Japanese court's ruling wasn't valid in South Korea because it went against the country's "good customs and social order". Japan and South Korea share a bitter history that includes Japan's 35-year occupation of the Korean peninsula until 1945 and the use of comfort women, Japan's euphemism for girls and women, many of them Korean, forced to work in its wartime brothels.


China permits limited trade of rhino, tiger goods

01 Nov, 2018

WWF is calling on China to maintain the ban on tiger bone and rhino horn trade‚ which they say has been critical in conserving these species. The directive reverses a 1993 ban put in place by Beijing on the worldwide trade in tiger bones and rhino horns, both valued for their purported healing powers in Chinese traditional medicine.


USA raises concern over Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters in Syria

01 Nov, 2018

Turkish officials have repeatedly threatened a third operation against the city of Manbij . On Sunday, the Turkish military hit PKK/YPG positions in the Zor Magar region east of the Euphrates River and the town of Tal Abyad on Tuesday.


Israeli army opens probe into killing of Gaza medic

01 Nov, 2018

The children were killed for allegedly attempting to sabotage the border fence and being involved in placing a home-made explosive device next to the fence. Israel's army said Tuesday it has opened a military police investigation into the killing of a Palestinian medical volunteer along the Gaza border in June.


Twitter Might Kill off Its ‘Like’ Button

01 Nov, 2018

The Like button hasn't been with Twitter from the start, either. Indeed, trial lawyer Max Kennerly tweeted out his own opinion on the matter, suggesting in his own posting that getting rid of the "like" button would undoubtedly make things worse for debate.


Turkey says journalist Jamal Khashoggi strangled in Saudi consulate

01 Nov, 2018

He was a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , the de facto Saudi ruler, who has purged rivals and consolidated power. Prince Ahmed, said to be in his 70s, returned to the kingdom after last month playing down remarks he made while telling protesters to stop chanting against the royals over Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemen war.


Trump suggests he will end birthright citizenship with executive order

01 Nov, 2018

In his Wednesday tweet , Trump asserted that birthright citizenship is not subject to the 14th Amendment because of the inclusion of the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof". Trump said Republican Congress without Paul Ryan as Speaker would focus more on stopping illegal immigration. Trump's remarks mark another escalation in his hardline stance on immigration ahead of USA midterm elections on November 6 that could see the Democrats regain some degree of power.


Collins, King slam Trump plan to end birthright citizenship

31 Oct, 2018

But Trump's executive orders on immigration have been met with heavy legal challenges before, and the U.S. constitution states: " All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States".


Pittsburgh Steelers hold moment of silence for synagogue shooting victims

31 Oct, 2018

Federal prosecutors charged Bowers with 29 counts of hate crime and firearm offenses Saturday. The original Halloween event was scheduled for Tuesday, but after Saturday's ruthless attack on the Jewish synagogue, the team has chose to organize to help the families of this great crime, KDKA reported .


Indian Couple Falls 800 Ft To Death In California

31 Oct, 2018

The couple were from India but were living in NY, U.S.A, when they died on October 24th. Mr Viswanath's brother, Jishnu Viswanath, said the couple had set up their tripod near the ledge. Authorities have said that it is hard to say what exactly happened. "Let us all try to be responsible digital citizens and use our "numbers" to be transparent and honest, shall we?" Instead, she said, they managed to work remotely and spent their spare time exploring.


Police warn drivers after IN kids are killed getting onto school bus

31 Oct, 2018

An unrelated 11-year-old boy, Maverik Lowe, suffered multiple broken bones. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, of Rochester, was charged with reckless homicide and passing a school bus, authorities said. Shepard was driving the pickup truck in the opposite direction when it struck the students. Three young siblings were struck by a vehicle and killed at an IN school bus stop on Tuesday morning, and the suspected driver was arrested, state police said.


Scheme revealed to make 'false claims' of sexual assault against Robert Mueller

31 Oct, 2018

The office of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation about an alleged scheme to discredit Mueller that apparently backfired on Tuesday, a spokesman confirmed. The FBI declined to comment on the referral. "I told him I wasn't interested in whatever he was looking for and I hung up the phone and didn't think about it anymore", the woman's email notes.


Sardar Patel Statue of Unity: all you need to know

31 Oct, 2018

The statue was reportedly built with funds allocated by the Gujarat state government, it has also received support from the federal government and individual contributions. The letter to Mr Modi said: "When we are still struggling to avail basic infrastructural facilities for schools, hospitals and drinking water, you decide to spend crores of rupees for the construction of a statue and now again for the inaugural event".


Several killed in U.S. shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue

31 Oct, 2018

One official says Bowers is 46-years-old. Visibly moved Wendell Hissrich, the Pittsburgh public safety director."It is a very horrific crime scene". Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the shooting, according to the ATF's Philadelphia field office.


Trump plans to terminate birthright citizenship

31 Oct, 2018

The stripping away of rights granted by the U.S. Constitution would be among President Trump's most virulent attacks on immigrants - and the U.S. Constitution - ever. The president's comments come as he takes a tough stance on immigration which he sees as a major battle line in the 6 November midterm elections.


World Health Organization says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

31 Oct, 2018

Interestingly, WHO has found a correlation between poverty and air pollution as it states that poverty causes people to rely on polluting energy sources for their basic needs. On Sunday, Delhi recorded its worst air quality of the season, with the highest reading of 381 and an average reading of 348 of PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and 10 recorded at 9 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).


Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia

31 Oct, 2018

Police said the mother, who was not identified, had received a call from the Saudi embassy in Washington informing her that her daughters had applied for asylum, NYT reported. The young women's bodies were being held by the NY medical examiner pending an autopsy. The bodies of the two women that were bound together by duct tape washed up from New York's Hudson River on Wednesday.


John ‘Jackie’ Bulger reacts after learning of mobster brother’s prison murder

31 Oct, 2018

The 89-year-old Irish-American gangster was only transferred one day earlier to the high-security prison in Hazelton, West Virginia, where officials initially reported an inmate was slain overnight. A character in the 2006 Martin Scorsese film " The Departed " was based on Bulger. "Bulger embarked upon a life of crime at the age of 14 and had become a prominent figure in Boston's organized crime scene by the late 1970s".


Gangster Whitey Bulger killed in prison

31 Oct, 2018

Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Bulger died Tuesday in a West Virginia prison after being sentenced in 2013 in Boston to spend the rest of his life in prison. Bulger used a corrupt relationship with a handful of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other law enforcement officers to take over a small time gang of hoodlums in his native South Boston and turn it into one of the country's most powerful criminal mobs.


Venice sinks under water as flooding hits Italy, killing at least 6

31 Oct, 2018

A woman walks in a flooded street of Venice , Italy , Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, as, according to city officials, 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters (more than 58 1/2 inches) above sea level. Venice frequently floods, but Monday's levels are the highest since 2008. Veneto regional governor Luca Zaia says flooding this week could reach the levels of the 1966 flood that struck both Venice and Florence.


Trump to Hold 11 Campaign Rallies Ahead of 2018 Midterm Elections

31 Oct, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold campaign rallies in eight states next week in a final push ahead of November elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress, a White House official said. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Meanwhile, President Trump will host two campaign rallies in Florida this week in a full-time bid to galvanize Republican voters around the country.


Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban

30 Oct, 2018

The politician scored 56% of the vote. "A lot of Peter Casey's business is based in Atlanta so he is obviously very familiar with this populist Trump-like politics". On Friday polls opened at 7am (0600 GMT) and will close at 10pm (2100 GMT), with votes due to be counted on Saturday. Sean Gallagher had 5.52%, Liadh Ni Riada with 5.3%.


Syria summit presses for political solution

30 Oct, 2018

Welcoming the Turkey-Russia deal on the demilitarisation of Idlib , they "praised the progress in terms of withdrawal of heavy weapons as well as radical groups from the demilitarised zone established pursuant to the memorandum". At a news conference after the talks, the leaders noted that the Syrian people should decide the future of their country. A final statement released by the leaders called for "an inclusive, Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political process", and the convening of a ...



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