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Pope Gets Invite to North Korea, Indicates will Consider it

Pope Gets Invite to North Korea, Indicates will Consider it A Singaporean man and a North Korean man were charged here on Thursday (Oct 18) with supplying to North Korea prohibited luxury items such as jewellery and watches with precious metals. The pope is expected to be in Asia during a trip to Japan next year. In the next month, the command and representatives from both Koreas will discuss erasing the demarcation line at Panmunjom, disarming their mil... [Full Article...]

Pot deliveries will continue if Canada Post strikes, Ontario government says

Pot deliveries will continue if Canada Post strikes, Ontario government says But it was business as usual at the Cannabis Buyers Club in Victoria, which is the oldest marijuana dispensary in Canada and possibly the world. The government is also considering a "blanket amnesty" for anyone now facing a pot conviction. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle gets a fright in Melbourne on royal tour of Australia

Meghan Markle gets a fright in Melbourne on royal tour of Australia Meghan , Duchess of Sussex as well as her husband, Prince Harry , attended the This Girl Can campaign at Government House on October 18, 2018, in Melbourne, Australia . Meghan shows off her Australian Football League (AFL) skills. Harry , 34, and Meghan , 37, are on Day 4 of their Royal Tour of the Pacific, having spent Thursday in the Victorian capital. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle Takes Photo with Look-Alike, Doppleganger

Meghan Markle Takes Photo with Look-Alike, Doppleganger If you're finding it hard to understand the hype about those royal people touring Australia at the moment, you're not alone - this child was so unfazed by the meaningless concept of royalty that he actually just skipped the whole pleasantries thing and grabbed Prince Harry by the beard. [Full Article...]

Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem

Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem Hong Kong - In America, the refusal by some NFL players to stand for the national anthem touched off a roiling, year-long national debate about racial injustice, patriotism and freedom of expression. "I don't think she was purposely trying to insult the anthem", one person said. In her statement, she said she owed her success to the policies of the ruling Communist Party. [Full Article...]

Indian minister resigns over #MeToo allegations

Indian minister resigns over #MeToo allegations External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj , who met with Akbar on Sunday to discuss the allegations against him, declined to comment on his claims of innocence. After Ramani, many women shared their "experiences" of being called to Akbar's hotel rooms, sometimes after working hours. "The party can not afford to lose the perception battle when women are facing harassment", said a senior BJP leader... [Full Article...]

Nigeria climbs 10 places to 115th in Global Competitiveness Rankings

Nigeria climbs 10 places to 115th in Global Competitiveness Rankings Among the BRICS economies, China topped the list at 28th place with a score of 72.6, ahead of the Russian Federation (65.6, 43rd), India (62.0, 58th), South Africa (60.8, 67th), and Brazil (59.5, 72nd). Low level of ICT due low investment in technology, which was feasible in the pillar rankings, where the country got its lowest score of 26 out of 100 in ICT Adoption. [Full Article...]

Saudi king, Turkish President hold call on Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi king, Turkish President hold call on Jamal Khashoggi France, Germany and the United Kingdom have also demanded a credible investigation, saying: "We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi Government to provide a complete and detailed response". The sales are a "tremendous order for our companies", and if the Saudis don't buy their weaponry from the US, they will get it from others, he said. Treasury Secretary St... [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison denies global damage over Jerusalem embassy plan

Scott Morrison denies global damage over Jerusalem embassy plan The ministry said "How can Australia continue to encourage the Palestinian side while doing exactly the opposite when it declares its intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked him", a statement from the Netanyahu's office said. [Full Article...]

Canada to pardon small possession convictions as it legalises marijuana

Canada to pardon small possession convictions as it legalises marijuana And with significant know-how gained since Canada's legalisation of medical marijuana in 2001, others including Aurora and Aphria are making inroads overseas as more and more foreign markets allow therapeutic cannabis use and research. Online pot shopping is now here in Canada and demand is unsurprisingly strong, according to The Canadian Press . That includes applications for micro-cultivation... [Full Article...]

Putin probably involved in assassinations but not in US

Putin probably involved in assassinations but not in US Trump made the remarks in a CBS News interview aired on Sunday night where he also spoke about his relationship with North Korea, China, Russia, and his own West Wing staffers and Cabinet. Over the last six month, the USA has imposed additional tariff on import of more than USD250 billion products. Well, stop. They would not be able to help me. [Full Article...]

Central Texas flooding: Death toll rises as rescues continue

Central Texas flooding: Death toll rises as rescues continue Initially, forecasters expected the river to rise to near-record levels on Thursday, but modified their forecast to show the river dropping below flood stage instead. Evacuations are underway in the cities of Kingsland and Marble Falls, both northwest of Austin. The record crest level is 12.6 metres set in June 1935. [Full Article...]

Brexit Talks Stall At 'Moment Of Truth' Summit

Brexit Talks Stall At 'Moment Of Truth' Summit This week's summit has always been billed as "the moment of truth" when agreement was needed to allow time for ratification before Brexit day in March. "Anything other than a straightforward approval of the deal will bring with it huge uncertainty for business, consumers and citizens", Raab added. Speaking after hearing Mrs May's address to EU leaders, European Parliament president Antonio T... [Full Article...]

Jordan, Syria hail reopening of border crossing

Jordan, Syria hail reopening of border crossing It is an important step for the Syrian government's reconstruction and remaining efforts to reestablish control as the post was a key link not only for direct trade between the neighboring countries but also for longer-distance transit, which was a significant source of revenue. [Full Article...]

White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building

White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building She then follows him on the elevator to his floor, though she disclosed earlier in the video that she lived on a different floor. "Okay, I don't like the fact that you are blocking me from where I pay to live", he responded. They do not own the property where this occurred. Hallway Hilary has been fired from Tribeca St. Louis Apartments. In a Brooklyn deli last week, a white woman called p... [Full Article...]

Canada legalises recreational use of cannabis

Canada legalises recreational use of cannabis Legalization advocates around the world cheered Canada's move. Most pot stocks however, couldn't recover from an early nose dive Tuesday, even as the broader market advanced. Canadians everywhere will be able to order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have it delivered to their homes by mail. [Full Article...]

13-Year-Old Girl Missing In Wisconsin After Parents Found Dead

13-Year-Old Girl Missing In Wisconsin After Parents Found Dead Soon after, sheriff's deputies discovered the bodies of James and Denise Closs. Their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs , remained missing as of Monday evening. He said Jayme was not considered a suspect in her parents' deaths. A neighbor says she and her husband heard gunshots around 12:30am. A person reported that a girl resembling Jayme Closs was seen at a Sunflex gas station on Monday... [Full Article...]

Baby stabbed and baked in oven, MS sheriff says

Baby stabbed and baked in oven, MS sheriff says He said authorities had no immediate answers in the death of the woman's granddaughter. Jones's bond was set at $500,000. Jones remained jailed and it wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer who could speak for her. Carolyn Jones (48) is accused of killing little Royalty at her home on Monday evening. "That was the only person who was there with the child at the time", Williams said. [Full Article...]

Treasury official arrested for leaking documents linked to Mueller’s Russian Federation probe

Treasury official arrested for leaking documents linked to Mueller’s Russian Federation probe According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, the illegally disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports - which include highly sensitive information and are filed by banks to alert law enforcement of potentially illegal transactions - pertained to Manafort , political consultant Rick Gates , the Russian Embassy and Mariia Butina . [Full Article...]

M.J. Akbar resigns to fight sexual harassment accusations

M.J. Akbar resigns to fight sexual harassment accusations He said in a statement that since he had made a decision to challenge the "false accusations" against him in his "personal capacity", he felt it was appropriate to step down from office. The movement, that began in the United States just over a year ago in response to accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry, gained traction in India in the past two weeks after ... [Full Article...]


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