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World News Police officer killed in shooting near Atlanta, Search for suspect underway
Author: 0 Police officer killed in shooting near Atlanta, Search for suspect underway

A Georgia police officer has been killed after being shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school in Snellville. The caller believed the vehicle occupants might have been smoking marijuana. Pretlow was not hit and fled into a wooded area. "Our hearts are with the family & friends of the Gwinnett Police Officer who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty today", the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet .

World News Seventeen killed and 101 injured in Taiwan train derailment
Author: 0 Seventeen killed and 101 injured in Taiwan train derailment

Some passengers were crushed to death, said the defence ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi. An AFP reporter at the scene said that more bodies were being brought out of the wrecked carriages. Several passengers, who appeared to suffer minor injuries, were carried out from a deformed vehicle by local villagers before rescuers arrived, the video showed.

World News 115 people injured during latest protest in Gaza
Author: 0 115 people injured during latest protest in Gaza

An Israeli soldier was also killed by a Palestinian sniper. During that time, terrorists have launched incendiary balloons and kites into Israel and on occasion breached the border fence. Earlier, Israel halted Qatari fuel shipments to Gaza's power plant. Israel has also launched several bloody military campaigns against the densely populated Strip, the last of which began in early July 2014 and ended in late August the same year, killing almost 2,200 Palestinians and injuring over 11,100.

World News Italy to respond to European Union in time-PM office - English
Author: 0 Italy to respond to European Union in time-PM office - English

Moscovici met Economy Minister Giovanni Tria in Rome to present a letter outlining concerns over Italy's draft budget. Moody's said the Italian government's budget plans are raising concern over the sustainability of its national debt. "The EU is an economic and values-based community and works because there are common rules that everybody has to keep to", Kurz said. He said ratings agencies had been wrong before about Italy "and they'll fail again this time".

World News Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour
Author: 0 Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

The royals, both wearing the grey, yellow and black Invictus team coloured jacket (the Duchess in black trousers and sunglasses), chatted animatedly with their fellow sailors aboard the sailboat. Aside from the humor, it's clear that Quentico star couldn't be happier for her BFF, Meghan . "I thought, 'My baby is having a baby.' It was a very proud moment".

World News ASEAN eyes maritime exercise with U.S. next year: Singapore minister
Author: 0 ASEAN eyes maritime exercise with U.S. next year: Singapore minister

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis reiterated Washington's position on the South China Sea Friday, calling for Japan and South Korea to work with America in the sea to prevent a singular power from dominating its waters. China has been infuriated by the United States putting sanctions on its military for buying weapons from Russian Federation, and by what Beijing sees as stepped-up US support for self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as its sacred territory.

World News More Accidents Happening in States That Have Legalized Pot
Author: 0 More Accidents Happening in States That Have Legalized Pot

While the study suggests there is a connection between legalizing marijuana and an increase in crashes, hard numbers are difficult to come by. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found police-reported crashes in the same states rose 5.2 per cent from 2012-2016.

World News Feds subpoena Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse investigation
Author: 0 Feds subpoena Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse investigation

The Department of Justice issued subpoenas to Catholic leadership in Pennsylvania on Thursday in following a grand jury report this summer that alleged hundreds of priests in the state molested young children for years. There was no indication the Justice Department is planning a more ambitious and expensive investigation of clergy abuse nationwide. Nearly all the cases in the eight dioceses are time-barred from prosecution and civil action under Pennsylvania's statutes of limitation.

World News Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building
Author: 0 Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

Owners in the 377-unit tower were anxious about the resale value of their condos and also raised concerns about security in condo meetings. In May, a State Supreme Court judge sided with the board , finding that the Trump Organization had no basis for its claim that the building should carry the name "in perpetuity".

World News Scott Morrison admits Liberals are heading for defeat in Wentworth
Author: 0 Scott Morrison admits Liberals are heading for defeat in Wentworth

Dr Phelps, a local GP who has worked in Double Bay for 20 years, insisted throughout the campaign that she did not pose a risk to the Coalition government if she won. The party has stressed that they would be keen to run Mr Sharma again but it is not clear whether the former ambassador and father-of-three would be prepared to contest it again.

World News US opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border
Author: 0 US opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border

Pope Francis expressed his willingness Thursday to visit North Korea if officially invited, also saying he will "certainly" respond to such an invitation from the communist state. According to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, the three parties discussed reducing the number of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and further reducing the number of firearms authorised in the Joint Security Area (JSA), where military personnel from both sides are in close ...

World News Remains of dozens of fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home
Author: 0 Remains of dozens of fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home

A Detroit funeral home was shut down Friday after state inspectors said they found the unrefrigerated remains of dozens of deceased infants and fetuses, the second such discovery in the city in recent weeks. "I can't say that with certainty", Craig told reporters, shortly after leaving a meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation and state investigators.

World News Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election
Author: 0 Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Pompeo's trip to Mexico was planned before the caravan, but Pompeo and other US officials have said that it will inform his conversations with Mexican officials on Friday. Mr Trump, who has threatened to close down the United States border, said the military would be called upon if needed. They included 52 children, nine of them 5 years old or younger.

World News Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration
Author: 0 Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Over the past two years, the Trump administration, along with Congressional Republicans, have made efforts to erect a wall along the US southern border and push for a merit-based immigration policy. The president threatened to use the military to seal off the border, and hinted vaguely that he might sacrifice a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada to retaliate against Mexico for failing to "stop this onslaught".

World News Left's claim O'Rourke beat Cruz in debate a fallacy?
Author: 0 Left's claim O'Rourke beat Cruz in debate a fallacy?

Another one naturally couldn't resist the temptation to compare the snobbish remarks to over 500,000 Americans "living and dying on the streets", while Ms Cruz's better half "strips health care and Social Security from everyone". Bush's presidential campaign. Shame on you, Ted Cruz! The second heckler, becoming more unhinged: "So why do you support a man who abuses women?" "God bless you, ma'am", Cruz's said to the protesters before entering the TSA security line.

World News Government to boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi killing: Payne
Author: 0 Government to boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi killing: Payne

Shortly before Saudi Arabia's announcement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman agreed via phone to continue cooperating in the investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance. Were his remains to be found, traces of the drug may be found, asking new questions of Saudi Arabia's fist-fight narrative. Trump sought to justify his muted response by pointing out the incident occurred in Turkey and that Khashoggi, a U.S.

World News #MeToo Allegations: Editors' Guild Asks MJ Akbar to Drop Defamation Case
Author: 0 #MeToo Allegations: Editors' Guild Asks MJ Akbar to Drop Defamation Case

Describing the resignation of MJ Akbar from the Union Cabinet over the allegation on sexual misconduct by a number of women, as "a result of persistent pressure put by women" and the "vindication of Congress party's unequivocal stand on the #MeToo campaign", the grand old party on Wednesday asked will Prime Minister Narendra Modi dare to speak up on the issue.

World News Saudi’s explanation of Khashoggi death credible, says Trump
Author: 0 Saudi’s explanation of Khashoggi death credible, says Trump

The Saudis have dismissed those reports as baseless, but have yet to explain what happened to Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically of Prince Mohammed's rise to power. The Trump administration has been notably slow to criticize Saudi Arabia, despite mounting evidence that Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul .

World News Palestine slams United States decision to downgrade Jerusalem Consulate
Author: 0 Palestine slams United States decision to downgrade Jerusalem Consulate

The move effectively downgrades American representation to the Palestinians, dealing them another blow after President Donald Trump reversed longstanding U.S. Scott Morrison and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham have been in contact with their Indonesian counterparts since the major Middle East policy shift was floated on Tuesday morning.

World News Trump pulling US out of worldwide pact on postal rates
Author: 0 Trump pulling US out of worldwide pact on postal rates

But, he adds, "pulling out will have lots of nasty side implications". The US for long was concerned with the Chinese failure to maintain worldwide standards on intellectual-property rights within its territory, leading to a surge in cases of duplication, piracy and counterfeiting and losses for American companies.

World News Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border
Author: 0 Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

As dusk neared, police were relieved by fresh officers and reformed ranks. On a bridge leading out of the Guatemalan capital, Hondurans marched single-file behind a woman holding a baby in her arms as a school bus rumbled past. Central American migrants in a mass caravan have clashed with Mexican riot police guarding a border post on the country's southern frontier. However, by the end of Thursday, Trump was also thanking Mexico for its efforts to contain the caravan.

World News Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs, says report
Author: 0 Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs, says report

Discussions surrounding the former deputy prime minister's appointment to the role began over the summer with Sandberg and founder Mark Zuckerberg , who are said to have been deeply involved in the hiring process. Several prominent executives have left the company in the a year ago. Clegg said Facebook was "at the heart of some of the most complex and hard questions we face" such as " privacy of the individual", "integrity of our democratic process", and "the balance between free speech ...

Author: 0 Caravan of 3,000 Central American migrants prepares to cross into Mexico

They risked drowning over defeat. "There are children in this crowd". Young men began violently tugging on the barrier and finally succeeded in tearing it down. He said he had spoken with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez about ensuring the migrants who want to return home can do so safely. Stretching nearly 2,000 miles (3,200 km), the US-Mexican border is one of the busiest in the world, processing thousands of commuters daily and much of the half a trillion dollars of annual ...

World News U.S. Charges Russian for Conspiracy to Interfere in Elections
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The indictment said Yelena Khusyainova was involved in a criminal conspiracy as the chief accountant for Project Lakhta. Between 2016 and 2018, Project Lakhta's proposed operating budget exceeded $35 million, although only a portion of that money targeted the USA, prosecutors said.

World News A real act of terrorism: Staff, pupils describe Crimea college shooting
Author: 0 A real act of terrorism: Staff, pupils describe Crimea college shooting

Two red roses in hand, Sergei Vaguine is convinced of it: Vladislav Rosliakov, 18, has necessarily benefited from complicity to break down methodically, in a few minutes, the students and teachers at the school, it was said with hate. The school attack in Kerch was the greatest loss of life in school violence in Russian Federation since the Beslan attack by Chechen separatists in 2004, in which more than 300 people were killed in a three-day siege, many of them children, and hundreds of others ...

World News United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’
Author: 0 United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

That is the lowest the indicator has reached in 50 years. But they did show that all Fed officials favored gradual rate increases. The Federal Reserve's steady increases in benchmark lending rates have enraged the president , who has called the bank "crazy, ' 'loco" and his 'biggest threat, ' in contrast to previous presidents who in recent decades refrained from comment on decisions of the independent Fed.

World News Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on US student
Author: 0 Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on US student

Lara Alqasem had been detained since she was denied entry on 2 October, after Israeli officials accused her of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. The Supreme Court reversed her deportation order Thursday, saying if Alqasem's expulsion was due purely to political opinion, the state's order represented "a radical and unsafe step" that could erode Israeli democracy.

World News Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan
Author: 0 Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Some 4,000 migrants fled their lives of poverty and violence in the Central American country with the hope of making it to the United States - despite repeated warnings from President Trump that he would deploy the U.S. On Thursday, Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray called on the United Nations to assist in processing roughly 3,000 Honduran migrants now heading to the country from Guatemala.

World News Pompeo visits Turkey in bid to defuse Khashoggi outcry
Author: 0 Pompeo visits Turkey in bid to defuse Khashoggi outcry

Turkish officials have told CNN that Khashoggi's body was dismembered after he was killed in the consulate, and a source said that the father of four, who was 59 years old when he disappeared, may have been injected with some kind of tranquilizer.

World News Graham Slams Khashoggi Investigation, Points to Saudi Royal Family
Author: 0 Graham Slams Khashoggi Investigation, Points to Saudi Royal Family

Bipartisan groups of lawmakers have begun demanding an independent worldwide investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance and are calling on President Donald Trump , who has touted the crown prince's " total denial " of any involvement, to reveal his personal financial ties to Saudi Arabia.