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New Zealand repeats offer to take Australia camp refugees New Zealand repeats offer to take Australia camp refugees
- November 06, 2017

The United Nations warned of an "unfolding humanitarian emergency" at an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, calling on Canberra to defuse a tense days-long stand-off between refugees and authorities. "But also we have urged Australia and PNG to de-escalate the situation, resume basic services - water, electricity, medical services as well". "While [Australia] is not accepting refugees from Manus they have no right to reject New Zealand's offer". (more...)
Jaguars bench RB Leonard Fournette for violation of team rule Jaguars bench RB Leonard Fournette for violation of team rule
- November 06, 2017

Eventually both teams came out and a brawl ensued. Both green and Ramsey were ejected with the Bengals' wideout likely looking at a suspension as well. The big gain moved the Bengals to the Jaguars' 19, and they scored three plays later. The Jaguars had won in Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 before losing in Weeks 2, 4 and 6. (more...)
Jihadists attack Syria town in Golan Heights, killing 9 Jihadists attack Syria town in Golan Heights, killing 9
- November 06, 2017

Dozens of Israeli Druze citizens on Friday broke through the border fence separating Israel from Syria in order to join the ongoing battle in Khader, a Syrian Druze village located about 3 km away from the border. The Israel Police said as part of the general police preparation at the Golan Heights, forces were deployed and stationed at major intersections in the north. (more...)
Multiple people killed in shooting at Texas church Multiple people killed in shooting at Texas church
- November 06, 2017

The number of victims and the extent of their injuries was not immediately clear. Sutherland Springs is a community of about 400 people 30 miles (48 kilometres) southeast of San Antonio. A spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center in nearby Floresville told Fox News that "we have accepted a number of patients from the shooting". (more...)
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back
- November 06, 2017

The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. The debate over daylight saving time and its colder, darker opposite may not be as old as time itself, but it sure feels that way. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. To help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, it is recommended that you replace the batteries twice a year in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. (more...)
Who disabled Trump's personal account? A Twitter employee on their last day Who disabled Trump's personal account? A Twitter employee on their last day
- November 05, 2017

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker. But the outage also sparked discussion of the security of Trump's account . Twitter promised a "full internal review". "Different types of access", the former employee said. (more...)
Zimbabwe charges USA woman with subversion Zimbabwe charges USA woman with subversion
- November 05, 2017

The court today dismissed a request by O'Donovan's lawyers to strike down the subversion charge, arguing that police didn't inform her of it when she was arrested Saturday morning. Martha O'Donovan works for social media outlet Magamba TV , which targets youth and describes itself as Zimbabwe's leading producer of political satire. (more...)
Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh
- November 05, 2017

Passengers at the airport, which British Airways flies direct to from the United Kingdom, said they heard an explosion. Yemeni Houthi forces have claimed responsibility for the attempted strike, Al Jazeera reported, citing a spokesman for the rebels. (more...)
Judge rules Bergdahl should serve no prison time Judge rules Bergdahl should serve no prison time
- November 04, 2017

He drew withering criticism from political leaders in Washington and fellow soldiers, both for the unsafe efforts to find him and the 2014 Taliban prisoner swap brokered by the Democratic Obama administration that secured his release. The president's comment on Twitter came Friday, less than an hour after the White House declined to comment on the military sentence given to Bergdahl. (more...)
What You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time What You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time
- November 04, 2017

Sunday, Nov. 5 when clocks will be rolled back one hour. There are a few facts of this time change that you may not know. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. However, any State can opt out of Daylight Saving Time by passing a State law. And there are arguments on the idea that daylight-saving time reduces electricity usage and promotes energy efficiency. (more...)
Special Bench To Hear Pleas To Deposit Banned Notes, Says Supreme Court
- November 04, 2017

Justice Bhushan too asked Subramanium to be specific and cite instances of Lt. Governor standing in the way of Delhi government. The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that there were inherent limitations on the powers of the Delhi government as laid down by the Constitution. (more...)
Israel launches airstrikes in Syria, targets weapons factory Israel launches airstrikes in Syria, targets weapons factory
- November 04, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization that reports on the war, said the air strike had targeted a military installation. Asked about the report from Lebanon, the spokesman said that "no Israeli military jet was hit yesterday". Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV reported Israeli jets had been circling the area for over an hour. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation locates 2nd man wanted in relation to deadly NYC attack Federal Bureau of Investigation locates 2nd man wanted in relation to deadly NYC attack
- November 04, 2017

It's not immediately clear why authorities were looking for Kadirov, but they're still seeking information from the public on the man. In that attack, Uzbek native and United States permanent resident Sayfullo Saipov , 29, drove a truck through cyclists and pedestrians, killing eight and injuring 12. (more...)
La Vanguardia: Spanish judge orders arrest of ousted Catalan leader La Vanguardia: Spanish judge orders arrest of ousted Catalan leader
- November 03, 2017

A Spanish judge has jailed eight ousted Catalan ministers, after the region attempted to declare independence . The summons, issued Wednesday, came after Spain's chief prosecutor called for charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement to be brought against Puigdemont and other members of the Catalan government and parliament for their roles in a pro-independence movement and declaration of independence. (more...)
Trump's Anti-LGBT, Non-Scientist Pick for USDA Science Post Drops Out Trump's Anti-LGBT, Non-Scientist Pick for USDA Science Post Drops Out
- November 03, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis , who now serves as the agency's senior White House adviser, confirmed in an October 17 letter obtained by The Washington Post that he has no academic credentials in either science or agriculture. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Dresses as His Father for Halloween
- November 02, 2017

Trump followed up by sharing a photo of daughter Chloe before putting his kids to bed. Halloween is the ultimate expression of what people like Trump view as "handouts", but what the rest of us view as " sharing ". Trump Jr.'s dig at socialism got a reaction from some on the left. Wolfers also got a corrective tweet in Tuesday: "Where did you get all your candy, genius?" But as many people on the internet were quick to point out, Trump's joke also just... (more...)
Syria: Russia sees end in sight at peace talks Syria: Russia sees end in sight at peace talks
- November 02, 2017

However, Russia's move was largely viewed by the worldwide community as a ploy to prop up the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lavrentyev said Assad would be willing to participate in the proposed talks with other Syrians, which he said would include groups both for and against the government. (more...)
Amit Shah accuses Congress of ignoring Sardar Patel's legacy Amit Shah accuses Congress of ignoring Sardar Patel's legacy
- November 02, 2017

Modi said that every Indian should make a resolve to contribute towards the welfare of society, to do something that enhances the prestige of the nation, and try to fulfil it by 2022 when India would complete 75 years of Independence. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, the Central government observes October 31, as a day of special occasion, all over the country. (more...)
Manchester United player ratings: Who impressed against Benfica? Manchester United player ratings: Who impressed against Benfica?
- November 01, 2017

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he remains pleased with Romelu Lukaku 's contribution in attack and claims that the striker should be regarded as "untouchable" from criticism. "I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don't support him so much because he gives everything and I think it is not fair when scoring the goal or not scoring the goal [he] makes the whole difference", Mourinho told MUTV . (more...)
Hillary Clinton Comes to Chicago for Book Signing, Event Hillary Clinton Comes to Chicago for Book Signing, Event
- November 01, 2017

Recently Hillary Clinton , a private citizen, told attendees at her book tour that with Fox News' focus on her, instead of on the Mueller investigation and Trump administration, it "appears they don't know I'm not President". And while President Trump masks do, of course, exist, some (your author included) might find it a bit creepy that Trump Jr. owns one. "Oh well, I have to start thinking about it". (more...)