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Destigmatise mental health in Jamaica - Tufton | Lead Stories


While there has been some progress, the authors urge governments to do more, writing that " mental health now receives less than 1 per cent of global aid". It is an initiative by the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide, and forms part of national Mental Health Week. Read More »

Dubai-Bound AI Flight Hits Trichy Airport Wall, Passengers Safe


Miraculously, none of the 136 passengers and crew onboard IX 611, an Air India flight bound for Dubai, were injured though pictures of the jet after it made an emergency landing in Mumbai show severe damage. The crew, however, chose to divert the Boeing 737 aircraft to Mumbai. All passengers have landed safely at the Mumbai airport and another aircraft from Mumbai to Dubai has also been arranged. Read More »

US Pastor to Be Released After Secret Turkey Deal


Under a secret agreement reached with Turkey , the American pastor held on unsubstantiated charges related to the failed 2016 coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be released within days, the White House said Thursday. Read More »

Several buildings in Bali damaged following quake


World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks during the opening press conference at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings. A photo released early Thursday by Indonesia's accident mitigation agency BNPB, shows damage in East Java's Sumenep district. Read More »

Cyclone Titli: Evacuation ordered in 5 Odisha districts


Odisha's Gopalpur reported 102 kmph wind velocity and Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam reported 56 kmph surface wind speed. He expressed his satisfaction of "zero casualty" during this cyclonic storm that had its landfall near Palasa in Andhra Pradesh between 4.30 a.m. Read More »

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania


Reports from the scene suggest two white men and an unknown number of accomplices in two cars waylaid the prominent businessman as he walked into the exclusive Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club, where he is a member. Dewji was the first Tanzanian to be featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine in 2013 and has been featured on three separate occasions. Mohammed Dewji , a Tanzanian business tycoon said to be Africa's youngest billionaire , photographed during an interview at his office in ... Read More »

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says


After days of concealing the fate of Meng Hongwei - who is also China's vice minister for public security - from the worldwide community, the public security ministry said Monday he had accepted bribes but provided no further details on the allegations or the conditions and location of Meng's apparent detention. Read More »

Malaysia to abolish death penalty


Capital punishment is now mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, and is carried out by hanging - a legacy of British colonial rule. De Lima cited several worldwide institutions that have opposed the imposition of death penalty and have come up with policies that ensure the protection of human rights. Read More »

U.S. officials reveal charges against Chinese spy who was captured in Belgium


The extradition of Xu was a joint effort of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cincinnati Division, and substantial support was provided by the FBI Legal Attaché's Office in Brussels as well as Belgian law enforcement officials, who "provided significant assistance in securing the arrest and facilitating the surrender of Xu from Belgium ", according to the Justice Department. Read More »

All US F-35s grounded worldwide


If the aircraft has good fuel tubes, it will be allowed to begin flying again. "The aircraft mishap board is continuing its work and the U.S. Marine Corps will provide additional information when it becomes available". He added that suspect fuel tubes would be removed and replaced. The news was reported by multiple outlets, including Task & Purpose and The Marine Corps Times , and comes after a Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II was destroyed in a crash September 28 on Little Barnwell ... Read More »

'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice


Henderson said they all relate to the hearings, not to his conduct as a judge. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day following a traditional welcome from Chief Justice John Roberts , who wished Kavanaugh "a long and happy career in our common calling". Read More »

Storm Callum: Amber weather alert issued for Wales


The zone of heavy rain affecting England and Wales on Friday is expected to slowly move northwards on Saturday, with the focus of heaviest rainfall slowly moving away from south Wales but increasingly into parts of Scotland. The Western Isles could get another hit of severe gales and high gusts on Saturday afternoon, again not as stormy as on Friday but worth bearing in mind. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia lets Turkey search consulate


A source quoted by The Washington Post said the journalist was killed by a 15-member Saudi team sent "specifically for the murder". An official at Saudi Arabia's Consulate General in Istanbul has strongly dismissed reports that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed within the consulate, state-news agency SPA reported . Read More »

United States senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist


Turkish sources have said they believe Khashoggi , a prominent critic of Saudi policies, was killed inside the mission. CCTV footage showed him entering the building. A source told the Post that prior to Khashoggi going missing, US intelligence intercepted Saudi officials' communications, which revealed a plan to capture Khashoggi and get him to Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Pipeline explodes near Prince George, B.C.: RCMP


Teegee said area Indigenous leaders met Wednesday with Enbridge officials but left the meeting with unanswered questions about pipeline infrastructure. Fortis BC has asked any customers who use natural gas across the province to turn off their thermostats and reduce the use of all other natural gas appliances. Read More »

Michael gaining strength, churning toward Florida


The big picture on where the storm is expected to go has also shifted some since Saturday afternoon , when tracking showed Michael crossing the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama as a tropical storm. Rick Scott announced that he will on Sunday declare a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend as the state continues to monitor and prepare for what could become Hurricane Michael. Read More »

Majorca Floods: Two Brits Reported Dead After Heavy Rain Sweeps Island


Videos posted online showed cars floating down the street in floodwater that was several feet deep. Spanish authorities say that a total of five people have died, and a further 12 are missing. 100 rescue workers have been deployed to the area, and will be joined by 80 soldiers. The British Foreign Office said it is "urgently seeking updates" from local authorities after reports that two Britons were among those killed. Read More »

Brexit: Thirty Labour rebels prepared to defy Corbyn and back Chequers deal


The backbenchers are mulling the decision to rebel against their own party should the Prime Minister clinch a deal with Brussels, rather than see the country suffer the economic impact of withdrawing without an agreement. "My estimate is that there are at least 40 colleagues who are not going to accept a "half in, half out" Chequers deal or indeed a backstop that leaves us in the internal market and the customs union". Read More »

Officials warn residents to keep an eye on Tropical Storm Michael

In the Washington DC region we are expecting a plume of deep tropical moisture associated with Michael to enhance our threat of rain, showers & t-storms Thursday ahead of a cold front. Stronger SW swell moves in later Tuesday and especially Wednesday. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the November 6 election, said on Sunday he was cancelling his campaign events and returning to Tallahassee, the state capital, to focus on storm preparations. Read More »

Hillary and Bill Clinton to Go on Tour This Year


The Clinton's announced the multi-city tour, called " An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton " Monday, with tickets going on sale Friday at 10am. The tour dates stretch from mid-November until May of 2019 and include stops in Washington D.C. and New York City. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on November 18 at the Park Theater and includes stops in Toronto, Montreal, Sugar Land, Texas , New York City, Detroit , Philadelphia, Wallingford, ... Read More »

Trump silent as the United Nations warns of climate change catastrophe

The report , which was authored by 91 scientists and review editors from 40 countries, cites over 6,000 scientific references, and represents the work of thousands of experts and government employees. It will be one of the main items discussed at a global conference in Poland in December, when governments will review the Paris Agreement (which the USA withdrew from in June 2017). Read More »

Trump says he'll speak with Saudi officials about missing journalist

The ministry did not say when the premises would be searched. 'As an individual who believes that life and death are in the hands of God, I pray to God alone for Jamal's safe return'. Meanwhile, Turkish authorities are scouring motorway camera footage in the hopes of finding a black van they suspect carried Khashoggi's body out of the consulate. Read More »

Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe


Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said Monday that the commission expected "a swift and thorough investigation. Victoria Marinova had been reporting on corruption. Bulgarian authorities said they were investigating both professional and personal motifs for her murder. Read More »

Forecasters: Michael quickly closing in on Category 3 hurricane


Earlier it said Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge , heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds, with storm surge and hurricane watches in effect. The last major hurricane to hit the Panhandle was Hurricane Dennis in 2005, according to hurricane center data. The NHC warned that the waves and rain could trigger deadly flooding , and that residents within the hurricane warning zone should likewise "prepare ... Read More »

Bride visits late fiancé’s grave on would have been their wedding day


WTHR has the full report . Kendall's mother came up with the idea for Jessica to take wedding photos to help with the healing process. Murphy, 27, was assisting at the scene of one vehicle crash on a November 2017 night when he was struck and killed by another motorist - also a volunteer firefighter, Fox 59 reported . Read More »

President Ramaphosa confirms Tito Mboweni as new Finance Minister


The people declined to be identified because the information has not been made public. Weekend reports indicated that Nene's future as finance minister was on shaky ground following his admission to the meetings, with some claiming Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy could be his replacement. Read More »