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India elected to UNHRC for the 5th time

India elected to UNHRC for the 5th time So far, no other country has backed Zeid's call for the investigation. UNITED NATIONS , USA - Bahrain, Cameroon, and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, October 12, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States. [Full Article...]

Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop in sex abuse crisis

Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop in sex abuse crisis The pope, in accepting Wuerl's resignation, asked him to stay on temporarily and suggested Wuerl had unfairly become a scapegoat, having made some "mistakes" in handling sex abuse cases, but not having covered them up. In September, the Cardinal met with Pope Francis and requested that his resignation be accepted. The head of the Vatican's communications office, Paolo Ruffini, said Wednesday the... [Full Article...]

Trump Says Pastor ‘Suffered Greatly’ While Detained by Turkey

Trump Says Pastor ‘Suffered Greatly’ While Detained by Turkey However, he was freed, taking into account time served and his good conduct during the trial, with the court lifting his house arrest and overseas travel ban, the correspondent said. A Turkish court on Friday convicted Brunson of only the terrorism charges, and the government then freed the evangelical pastor to return home. He had resisted earlier US demands that Brunson be released. [Full Article...]

What did you think of the royal wedding? - CBBC Newsround

What did you think of the royal wedding? - CBBC Newsround Wedding watchers thought Princess Eugenie would wear the tiara that her mum wore for her wedding to Prince Andrew. When Princess Eugenie stepped into St. Guests arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, near London , Friday Oct. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton's security clearance was revoked at her request

Hillary Clinton's security clearance was revoked at her request And immigration activists got in his face on more than one occasion this summer over the White House's family separation policy. She said reporting and law enforcement investigations had shown the missing emails became an obsession for Trump and his aides, and they were a constant theme for Russian disinformation campaigns aimed at US voters. [Full Article...]

11 bodies of babies found in ceiling of closed Detroit funeral home

11 bodies of babies found in ceiling of closed Detroit funeral home One body was kept from January to April before it was cremated, according to state officials. FOX 2 reports that Raymond Cantrell, who took over the business past year, admitted to holding preserved bodies in an attempt to accommodate people who weren't yet able to pay for their loved ones to be buried. [Full Article...]

WATCH Palestinian Protests Against Israel Rage at Gaza Border

WATCH Palestinian Protests Against Israel Rage at Gaza Border About five of those who got through the fence assaulted an Israeli army position and were "repelled", he wrote on Twitter. During that time around 200 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014 and a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump to restart them has shown little progress so far. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Says Getting An Abortion Is Like 'Hiring A Hitman'

Pope Francis Says Getting An Abortion Is Like 'Hiring A Hitman' Pope Francis during a speech in St. Peter's square at the Vatican said that abortion is no different from custom-made murder, informs Reuters . You can not, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. [Full Article...]

Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard

Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard Niraula didn't disclose the names of the missing climbers and porters and gave no further details of the incident, which involves the largest group to be hit by a climbing accident in Nepal in two years. A police team was heading toward the base camp on foot and will likely reach there on Sunday, Budamagar said. Team leader Kim was the first South Korean national to summit 14 peaks above 8,000 m... [Full Article...]

STORM WARNING: Hurricane Leslie heading towards Madeira, Portugal and Spain

STORM WARNING: Hurricane Leslie heading towards Madeira, Portugal and Spain The hospital was evacuating 130 patients as it faced challenges of running on generators after the storm knocked out power, ripped off part of its roof and smashed windows, a spokesman for the hospital's owner HCA Healthcare said in an email. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Titli strikes India's Odisha coast

Cyclone Titli strikes India's Odisha coast Road communication between Berhampur-Kanamunda in Ganjam district disrupted as trees have been uprooted at many places under the influence of CycloneTitli; ODRAF team on the spot. "Some destruction was reported from Ganjam and Gajapati districts", special relief commissioner (SRC) B.P. Sethi said. Sea conditions will remain rough to very rough along and off the West Bengal coast till Friday even... [Full Article...]

Questions, condemnations of Venezuela dissident's death

Questions, condemnations of Venezuela dissident's death Maduro was unharmed but several members of the military sustained injuries. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes Colombia may be harboring some of the perpetrators of the August assassination attempt against his life, a statement said Sunday. [Full Article...]

Mohammed Dewji kidnapped in Tanzania

Mohammed Dewji kidnapped in Tanzania The police boss said the suspects fired in the air as they drove away with Mr Dewji. Dewji is also a major sponsor of Tanzania soccer team Simba SC and served two terms in Tanzania's parliament, retiring in early 2015. Mr Dewji, who at 43 is Africa's youngest billionaire, is in effect Tanzania's only oligarch. Mr Dewji, a fitness enthusiast, had no security guards with him and had driven t... [Full Article...]

Malaysia to abolish death penalty; halts death sentence for time being

Malaysia to abolish death penalty; halts death sentence for time being Liew said the necessary paperwork to abolish the death penalty which is now in its the final stages had received the go ahead from the Attorney General Chambers to be tabled in Parliament. The next parliament sitting starts on Monday. On this important occasion, the European Union delegation to PNG calls for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment. [Full Article...]

China says unaware ex-Interpol president’s wife threatened

China says unaware ex-Interpol president’s wife threatened The National Supervisory Commission, which handles corruption cases involving public servants, broke the official silence early yesterday, saying in a one-line statement that Mr Meng "is now under investigation on suspicion of violating the law". [Full Article...]

Trump campaign reportedly considered online manipulation plans during 2016 election

Trump campaign reportedly considered online manipulation plans during 2016 election While Gates ultimately rejected the proposals, according to the Monday report, Psy-Group head Joel Zamel apparently outlined the idea to Trump's son Donald Trump Jr.at a August 3, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The Mueller investigation has questioned members of Psy-Group in relation to this particular meeting. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion b... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Fort Worth made F-35s grounded for inspection after crash

Hundreds of Fort Worth made F-35s grounded for inspection after crash The planes are created to be the next generation of fighter jets, capable of carrying bombs and missiles but also rigged up with cyber capabilities - seen as a critical function for 21st century battlefields. Although the Marine Corps is the first USA service to fly its joint strike fighters in combat, the aircraft has been used by the Israeli air force to strike targets. [Full Article...]

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to conduct joint probe

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to conduct joint probe Human rights groups and press freedom advocates have demanded that Saudi Arabia reveal where Khashoggi is. President Donald Trump said the U.S.is "demanding" answers from its close ally, but he did not disclose any details. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy voiced doubt there would be support in Congress to approve another arms sale to Saudi Arabia - although lawmakers haven't blocked sales before. [Full Article...]

Chuck Grassley Pledges to Help Raise Money for Susan Collins

Chuck Grassley Pledges to Help Raise Money for Susan Collins Ford who did it". "I put myself in his shoes", she said. Millions of American women have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape and we are sick of the perpetrators being appointed to the highest offices of the land. During Sunday's appearance, she described her grandparents' arrival in the state from Jamaica in 1912, her yearly summer visits that began in childhood and the home ... [Full Article...]

Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches The agency said Saturday's warning for rain could see more than 120mm falling. The Met Office said there will be strong winds and rainfall up to 10cm, leading to possible flooding and hard driving conditions. It is because the storm is likely to coincide with high tides around the south Wales coast. The collection of interest groups that collectively make up the National Emergency Coordinati... [Full Article...]


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