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Three quarters of Venice flooded by exceptional high tide

Nearly all of the city of Venice is underwater as deadly storms hammer Italy . The water levels even exceeded raised walkways in the city which are made for flooded areas, prompting their removal. A few days earlier, runners competed in the Venice Marathon, jogging through ankle-deep water at times. Residents and businesses typically reinforce their doors with metal or wooden panels to pr... [Full Article...]

NZ parliament suspended as natural disaster rocks North Island

NZ parliament suspended as natural disaster rocks North Island Tens of thousands of people across the middle of the country, including large parts of the South Island, reported feeling the shaking, witnesses describing the length of the rolling quake as unusual. The natural disaster which struck near Taumarunui earlier this afternoon delayed flights from landing in the capital and could see delays elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Yutu batters Philippines

Typhoon Yutu batters Philippines All boat trips at the Batangas port on Monday were cancelled due to the looming onslaught of typhoon Rosita, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Yutu has weakened significantly since the night of Oct 24, when as a super typhoon packing 270 kph winds it made a direct hit on Saipan and Tinian, two islands of the Northern Marianas, an American territory about 9,000 km (5,590 miles) west of the United ... [Full Article...]

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

Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia The New York Police Department says the bodies that were found Wednesday lying on rocks along the river were 22-year-old Rotana Farea and her 16-year-old sister, Tala Farea, both of Fairfax, Virginia. New York Police Department sources had said it may be a suicide. Rotana and Tala were found fully clothed, wearing black jackets with fur trim and black leggings, when their bodies washed up near R... [Full Article...]

At least 7 wounded in Riverside nightclub shooting

At least 7 wounded in Riverside nightclub shooting At 12:04 a.m. (0404GMT), the Riverside Police Department reported it received a call regarding a shooting at the Sevilla Nightclub, and on arrival at the scene it located two people wounded from gunshots. 'I ran behind the bar and all of a sudden there was a whole bunch of people crunched up by the exit'. "I was just praying like 'God get me through this", he said. [Full Article...]

70 per cent of Venice is immersed by worst flooding in decade

70 per cent of Venice is immersed by worst flooding in decade In Venice, rain-soaked tourists were barred from an inundated St. MarkĀ“s Square where local authorities said the "acqua alta" (high water) peaked at 156 centimetres (61 inches) by early afternoon, the elevated wooden platforms, usually placed on main passageways in the Renaissance city were not enough to ensure safe passage in the low-lying square. [Full Article...]

South Korea exhumes remains of soldiers in DMZ

South Korea exhumes remains of soldiers in DMZ South Korea and the U.S. are falling for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "tricks", a United States expert said, warning of emerging gaps between the allies amid ongoing negotiations with the reclusive country. and where there need to be exemptions. Ri Son Gwon, the North Korean chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, represents the Kim Jong Un regime at ... [Full Article...]

EU Agency: Air Pollution Still Exceeds Limits, Must Improve

EU Agency: Air Pollution Still Exceeds Limits, Must Improve Experts call it the effect of heavy stubble burning in Delhi's neighbouring states, which has deteriorated the air quality of Delhi to alarming levels. WHO Director for public health and environment. According to the report, children breathe at twice the rate that adults do and thus inhale larger amounts of air pollutants. [Full Article...]

Rotherham: Seven convicted in grooming gang trial in first MAJOR prosecution

Rotherham: Seven convicted in grooming gang trial in first MAJOR prosecution In a pattern repeated in several other United Kingdom towns and cities, the perpetrators were mostly men of Pakistani heritage, who befriended teenage girls and plied them with gifts, alcohol and drugs before abusing them. The prosecutor said: 'She became pregnant as a result of the group rape. The girl - who also can not be named for legal reasons - had an abortion because her parents were unsu... [Full Article...]

Mother reunites with son after abduction 31 years earlier

Mother reunites with son after abduction 31 years earlier Lyneth Mann-Lewis said she never stopped believing her son was out there, and today feels the "utmost happiness" to be reunited with him - 31 years after he was allegedly abducted by his father and brought to the U.S. He praised the co-operation between Canadian and US investigators. "It felt good sitting by my baby", she said. The Mann case was publicly discussed at the session, he said, prom... [Full Article...]

Barack Obama Pleads For Gun Control After The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Barack Obama Pleads For Gun Control After The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders opened her first press briefing in 26 days with a tearful statement about the shooting, but ended the briefing with a diatribe against what the White House views as unfair coverage by the press. "The very first thing that the president did was condemn the attacks both in Pittsburgh and the pipe bombs". Sanders mentioned how Trump's daughter, Ivanka Tru... [Full Article...]

Trump to travel to Pennsylvania Tuesday after synagogue shooting

Trump to travel to Pennsylvania Tuesday after synagogue shooting Brady said the investigation is in full swing and multiple search warrants have been issued as law enforcement aims to unearth all the circumstances behind the carnage. In the wake of both the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue and the bombs sent to Democrats and CNN , Trump has refused to acknowledge any possible ramifications for the hateful and violent language he's constantly spouti... [Full Article...]

Trump Touts Death Penalty After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Trump Touts Death Penalty After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting A presidential visit to the site of a tragedy is not necessarily unusual but in the increasingly febrile atmosphere ahead of the midterms - where opposition Democrats hope to take control of at least one house of Congress - Trump's trip is mired in politics. [Full Article...]

Finally, Angela Merkel shows leadership

Finally, Angela Merkel shows leadership The comments came as Mrs Merkel met the leadership of her party following the Hesse state election in which her Christian Democratic Union party lost ground. The repeated electoral beatings have hurt Merkel and severely damaged the ruling coalition as the SPD blames chancellor's policies for its slump in the ballot box. [Full Article...]

China's Private Attempt to Send a Satellite-Carrying Rocket Into Space Fails

China's Private Attempt to Send a Satellite-Carrying Rocket Into Space Fails A technology firm has failed in its attempt to become the first privately owned company in China to send a rocket into outer space. It took off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in north west China on Saturday. The three-stage rocket, Zhuque-1, was developed by Beijing-based Landspace. "We still believe that building rockets is the right strategy for the company. [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee calls on Saudi Arabia to explain his murder

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee calls on Saudi Arabia to explain his murder Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, however, says the kingdom will try the perpetrators and bring them to justice after the investigation is completed. Speaking at the joint news meet, he said Saudi Arabia needed to say who sent to Turkey the 18 people believed to be responsible for Khashoggi's killing. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton: Yes, I Might Run For President Again In 2020

Hillary Clinton: Yes, I Might Run For President Again In 2020 Clinton would, of course, know it was Holder who said that. "I have no idea, Kara, but I'm going to - I am not even going to think about it until we get through this November 6 election, about what's going to happen after that", she said. [Full Article...]

Vatican calls for greater role for women

Vatican calls for greater role for women The Pope conducted a Mass for about 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica to ceremoniously close the Synod of Bishops, attended by some 300 bishops, priests, nuns and lay participants. The three sections on sexuality in the document were not as strong or as inclusive as some young people had wanted, although it renewed the Church's "commitment against all sexually-based discrimination and violence... [Full Article...]

Reaction: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting draws ire on social media

Reaction: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting draws ire on social media TV news outlets scrambled Saturday morning to cover another horrific mass shooting after at least eight people were slain at a synagogue in Pittsburgh . The Squirrel Hill building where the shooting occurred is home to three separate synagogues: Tree of Life, which is part of the Conservative movement; New Light Congregation, which is also Conservative; and Congregation Dor Hadash, which is Rec... [Full Article...]

Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility

Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility CNN's NY office was evacuated for hours last week after one of the pipe bombs was found there. Another package was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who does analysis for the network. Authorities said the packages discovered last week contained "a live explosive device". Since last Wednesday, all mail to CNN's United States offices has been screened at an off... [Full Article...]


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