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Six People Dead After Shooting In Bakersfield


The deputies learned that the husband had confronted a man and then shot both him and his own wife. Investigators are questioning around 30 witnesses in the case. But the mother and child managed to escape. Witnesses said another man showed up at the business and was also shot by the suspect after chasing that victim to Miller Drive. Read More »

EU's Juncker eyes Africa free trade pact


In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Juncker, who is entering his final year as president of the European Commission, urged EU states to bridge angry divisions over budgets, immigration and other issues in order to capitalize on a chance to shape the world. Read More »

Russians accused over Salisbury poisoning were in city 'as tourists'


British officials have accused the suspects of smuggling the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok into Britain in a fake perfume bottle and smearing some of the substance on the front door of Sergei Skripal's home in Salisbury, where the former intelligence officer settled after being sent to the West in a Cold War-style spy swap in 2010. Read More »

Saudi Arabia holds Egyptian who ate breakfast with female coworker


In a video widely shared on social media, the pair can be seen eating breakfast at a desk and waving at the camera. The man, believed to be Egyptian , had already been arrested. "The circular was meant to keep the relationship between men and women in Bireuen in line with sharia rather than oppress them, so they won't get caught violating (the Islamic criminal code)", Bireuen regency administration sharia agency head Jufliwan told The Jakarta Post. Read More »

United Nations says 821m people hungry globally in 2017


According to the United Nations agencies, global hunger numbers fell steadily from 926 million in 2005 to 795 million in 2010, In terms of percentages, the share of the global population facing chronic food shortages has fallen from just under 15 per cent in 2000 to a low of 10.6 per cent in 2015, and has increased to 11 per cent in 2016. Read More »

House Republicans Unveil Another Tax Reform Package


Unless you are a Republican running for a seat in a deep-red area (and, therefore, shouldn't theoretically need presidential support), you'd have to be foolish to either identify with Trump or, worse, be seen with him. He came to the White House in 1976 from the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, and he clashed with party liberals, drawing a spirited primary challenge in 1980 from Massachusetts Sen. Read More »

Dutch MEP's report leads to possible sanctions against Hungary


Rapporteur Judith Sargentini reacts after the vote on the situation in Hungary during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The parliament issued a statement calling on European Union countries to now "act against a member state to prevent a systemic threat" to such founding values as respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Read More »

FEMA: Water For Hurricane Maria Relief Still At Puerto Rico Airport

Santana took the photos on Tuesday and posted them to his Facebook because he was angry to still see the bottles still there which had been at the same location since last October of past year. The report found Puerto Rico's emergency-supply warehouses were almost empty when Hurricane Maria hit in October, without things like cots or tarps, because numerous supplies had been rerouted to the U.S. Read More »

Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68


Local media reported hundreds of protesters from Achin district gathered in Mohmand Dara district near the Jalalabad-Torkham highway when the bomber detonated explosives. The Taliban denied any involvement. Qaderi said rescue efforts were being hampered by reports of another suicide bomber in the area, making police and emergency services cautious about approaching the scene. Read More »

Putin: 'Nothing criminal' about men accused of poisoning ex-spy


Speaking to the Easter Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Wednesday, Mr Putin said officials had looked into Petrov and Boshirov and knew who they were. The duo had entered Britain on genuine passports, prosecutors said, while British Prime Minister Theresa May described them as military intelligence officers nearly certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state. Read More »

Russia, China Flex Military Might Together


The war games demonstrate " Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict", North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman Dylan White said in late August, stating that the Western alliance had been briefed about Vostk-2018 and would monitor it. Read More »

'Mangkhut' intensifies as it heads to PH


It can affect as many as 43.4 million people, according to the United Nation's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System. The Pearl River Delta region, which includes Hong Kong and Macau, is among the most densely populated in the world. Read More »

Idlib assault would lead to risks for Europe - Erdogan


Last week the French ambassador, whose country also vowed to strike Syria if what it deems credible chemical allegations emerge, said during a U.N. Assad "has been warned ", Mattis said. One source close to the White House told Al-Monitor that the United States administration was resigned to the Syrian offensive and acknowledged there were few options to stop it. Read More »

Trump signs order to impose sanctions for US election meddling

With under two months until the first national USA elections since 2016, the Trump administration is outlining how it would respond to the kind of election meddling senior intelligence officials say could be coming. He said sanctions could be imposed during or after an election, based on evidence gathered. The White House has worked to push back against accusations that Trump was not seriously committed to aggressively protecting USA elections from interference, especially after his press ... Read More »

Turkey Is Responsible for Separating out Islamists in Syria, Russian Envoy Says

The Russian and Syrian strikes have already displaced more than 30,000 people, and forces are targeting hospitals and other medical facilities, Haley said, adding that pro-regime forces are also "conducting ruthless "double tap strikes" on civilian volunteers like the White Helmets", in which they "strike an area, wait a few moments for first responders to arrive and then strike again". Read More »

Vatican official: Sex scandal was Catholic Church's 'own 9/11'

In Cardinal Wuerl's letter to the priests, which was obtained by LifeSiteNews and confirmed by the Archdiocese of Washington that it was sent on Tuesday, he discusses a resignation letter that he submitted in November 2015. Church, following a damning Grand Jury report in the state of Pennsylvania that found that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. Read More »

Theresa May repeats vow to fight leadership challenge amid Tory coup talk


One source said "people feel the leadership is out of touch and has lost the plot", but another said changing the leader "is a stupid idea now". Publicly, the leading party sceptics pledged their loyalty. Gove is one of the most visible Brexit campaigners still in the cabinet after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Davis quit in July saying May's plan would keep too much European Union influence. Read More »

Putin says Russia has identified suspects in Novichok poisoning


Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, are seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan Police in London, Britain September 5, 2018. Read More »

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Unexpectedly Being Released


She said she is exploring her options and plans to speak publicly in the coming days. Representatives for Smart did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Mitchell, a religious extremist who meant to take her as a child bride, was believed to have cut through a screen window to gain access to her bedroom, abducting Smart as she slept. Read More »

At least 45 killed after bus falls into valley in Telangana


The sheer number of passengers shifting their body weight to one side at the curve could also be a factor in the driver losing control, sources said . While villagers quickly took up rescue works, Jagtial collector Sharath and superintendent of police Sindhu Sharma rushed to the spot along with police forces. Read More »

Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000


Supreme Court will no doubt come down along largely partisan lines. Lisa Murkowski. Confirming a Supreme Court nominee takes just 51 votes and Republicans now hold 51 seats. Collins is referring to a large-scale crowdfunding effort by which liberals have raised about a million dollars to influence her against Kavanaugh. Read More »

Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from US jail


Butina is accused of working with a Russian official and two unidentified USA citizens to try to infiltrate a US gun-rights organization and influence American foreign policy toward Russia. She's accused of trying to establish back-channel connections between Russian Federation and the USA, and has denied any wrongdoing. Butina "has little or no incentive to stay in the United States and face a potential criminal conviction and sentence - including as much as fifteen years of incarceration - ... Read More »

Russian Federation teams with China for biggest war games since Cold War


NATO , which will hold its own military exercises next month, has denounced the Russian drills as "exercising large scale conflict" - but Moscow says it's just routine. Eighty warships are taking part and the Russian fleet is deploying several frigates equipped with Kalibr missiles - the same type that been used in Syria. Read More »

At 9/11 Commemoration, Trump Praises 'Heroes Of Flight 93'


During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to keep the Guantánamo Bay prison open and to "load it up with some bad dudes", while in office, he has used the threat of terrorism to justify a travel ban, known as the Muslim ban. "17 years since September 11!" he wrote. Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. Trump was in his Trump Tower penthouse, 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from the World Trade Center, during the 2001 attacks. Read More »