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Somali woman who lived in Kenyan refugee camp elected to US Congress

Somali woman who lived in Kenyan refugee camp elected to US Congress She could be joined by 36-year-old Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Muslim woman who is expected to also win her race on Tuesday night. "I ran because of injustices and because of my boys, who are questioning their (Muslim) identity and whether they belong", Tlaib said in an USA television interview in August. [Full Article...]

Cruz Beats Beto in Texas Nail-Biter

Cruz Beats Beto in Texas Nail-Biter It was seen as not only a referendum on the Trump presidency, but also issues of gender, race, and violence. "This election wasn't about me, and it wasn't about Beto O'Rourke", Cruz said. "I think we have every indication, based on turnout so far, that we're going to have a very good day tomorrow". "They're energized", Cruz said Monday. [Full Article...]

Grassley refers criminal charges against Kavanaugh accuser

Grassley refers criminal charges against Kavanaugh accuser She has now been referred to the justice department, and reports also say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will interrogate her. Grassley of Iowa said his committee had investigated the allegations made by Judy Munro-Leighton, a woman who claimed she was the author of an anonymous handwritten letter that detailed the graphic sexual assault allegations. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Khashoggi's killing

Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Khashoggi's killing Saudi Arabia has faced worldwide condemnation for its shifting accounts of Khashoggi's disappearance on October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on October 25 that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate this month was premeditated , reversing previous official statements that the killing was unintended. [Full Article...]

Utah Mayor, Guard Member Killed by Trainee in Afghanistan

Utah Mayor, Guard Member Killed by Trainee in Afghanistan The Utah National Guard has identified the service member as Mayor of North Ogden , Brent Taylor, North Ogden City Councilman Phil Swanson confirmed on Saturday. Indeed, Burton underscored the fact that other Afghan forces killed the suspect who had fired on Taylor with "small arms fire". Taylor is survived by his wife, Jennie, and seven children, according to the Tribune. [Full Article...]

Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout And perhaps even more indicative of the unusual enthusiasm this midterm cycle, some states are approaching their early turnout from the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are leading in Orange and Osceola counties. Almost 840,000 early ballots, a record, had been cast as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state Board of Elections. [Full Article...]

EU, E3 condemn new US sanctions on Iran

EU, E3 condemn new US sanctions on Iran The Europeans have mounted a drive to save the agreement without the US, fearing that the new sanctions will drive Iran to pull out and resume all of its nuclear work. "We have advised SWIFT that it must disconnect any Iranian financial institution that we designate as soon as technologically feasible to avoid sanctions exposure", Mnuchin said on the call . [Full Article...]

7 killed in Egypt as bus carrying Christian pilgrims is ambushed

7 killed in Egypt as bus carrying Christian pilgrims is ambushed Later on Friday, an IS-linked website reported that militants in Egypt with links to the group had claimed responsibility for the attack. Christian sites of worship across Egypt have been repeatedly targeted, often in attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, prompting the authorities to impose a state of emergency 18 months ago. [Full Article...]

Protests Continue for Third Day After Pakistan Court Acquits Woman of Blasphemy

Protests Continue for Third Day After Pakistan Court Acquits Woman of Blasphemy The Tehrik-e Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party said its talks with the government have failed and called on its followers to get ready for a confrontation with police. The Christian community has been targeted by numerous attacks in recent years, leaving many feeling vulnerable to a climate of intolerance. And the legal system - which, in theory, should be created to protect the innocent - failed he... [Full Article...]

Joint US-Turkish patrols begin in Syria’s Manbij - Ankara

Joint US-Turkish patrols begin in Syria’s Manbij - Ankara US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict during a phone call on Thursday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. The move has come just four days after the Syria summit in Istanbul, attended by the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France. The city is controlled by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's 'father of the Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack

Pakistan's 'father of the Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack Maulana Samiul Haq, who was also famous as the "Father of Taliban" in Afghanistan , was stabbed to death in his residence. Earlier reports had emerged suggesting that Maulana Samiul Haq was shot dead by gunmen riding a motorcycle. Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has also condemned the assassination. The family of the religious scholar and the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) off... [Full Article...]

Could Hillary Clinton really be thinking about another presidential run?

Could Hillary Clinton really be thinking about another presidential run? Asked by Swisher whether she would be doing any of the lifting, Clinton said: "I have no idea". Even though she said "no", she later said that she'd " like to be president ", sparking fears among progressives that she was going to run, and likely lose, once again. [Full Article...]

China Bus Plunged Off Bridge after Woman Attacked Driver

China Bus Plunged Off Bridge after Woman Attacked Driver The driver then suddenly yanks the wheel hard to the left and the bus veers onto incoming traffic, striking a vehicle before breaking through the rails of the bridge crossing the Yangtze River, in the southwest city of Chongqing. The driver turned his head to face her several times in the argument. She first struck him with her hands before launching her cell phone at his head, at which he point... [Full Article...]

Iran has no fear over new USA sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran has no fear over new USA sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani The US has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to "zero" by November 4 or face sanctions. The administration must maintain a delicate balancing act with the waivers: ensuring the oil market has sufficient supply and avoiding a politically damaging spike in fuel prices, while also ensuring that Iran's government doesn't collect enough revenue that the USA sanc... [Full Article...]

Unraveling Jacob Wohl’s convoluted plot to smear Robert Mueller

Unraveling Jacob Wohl’s convoluted plot to smear Robert Mueller Mueller is leading the politically sensitive investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion between Republican Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russian officials. The whole absurd mess began with Wohl claiming on Twitter Monday that "several media sources" had told him that "a scandalous story about Mueller is breaking tomorrow". [Full Article...]

World's tallest statue inaugurated in India by Narendra Modi

World's tallest statue inaugurated in India by Narendra Modi It took about 250 engineers and 3,400 labourers to construct the statue in 33 months. Hailing the legacy of Sardar Patel, PM Modi said that Sardar Patel was responsible for creating a unified India that we live in today. Posters of Modi with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani were torn down or had their faces blackened at the weekend. The statue cost the Indian government $403 million, a pr... [Full Article...]

'Austerity-easing' Budget facing more scrutiny months away from Brexit

'Austerity-easing' Budget facing more scrutiny months away from Brexit But Theresa May's official spokesman said that the Chancellor was indicating that he was ready to use his "fiscal firepower" to shore up the economy if the United Kingdom withdraws without a deal. This means a basic rate taxpayer will pay £1,205 less tax in 2019-20 than in 2010-11. Mr Hammond also indicated he was ready to bow to the growing clamour from Tory backbenchers for extra cash to eas... [Full Article...]

Trump vows to terminate birthright citizenship

Trump vows to terminate birthright citizenship Dr. Bradley Jacob, a constitutional expert at Regent University School of Law said, "Well, in my view the president's ability to change the law through executive orders is pretty limited". There are more than 30 countries around the world that also have birthright citizenship , including Mexico and Canada . Trump claimed that the USA was unique in granting birthright citizenship . [Full Article...]

Children Struck And Killed, 1 Injured While Boarding School Bus In Indiana

Children Struck And Killed, 1 Injured While Boarding School Bus In Indiana The injured child is not related. The students attended a school in the Tippecanoe Valley School District. Slocum told the outlet that the tragedy should serve as a wake-up call. WNDU said the three children were members of the same family. He told ABC News that the driver agreed to a blood test to see if drugs or alcohol were factors. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi’s Murder Was "Premeditated"

Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi’s Murder Was Prince Mohammed told a major investment conference in Riyadh that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist's murder sparked global condemnation. "A fair number of US companies didn't make the trip, as you know, and that's an issue of timing", he said, adding that he believes over the long-term the relationship will be "very ... [Full Article...]


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