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Crews battle large apartment building fire in New York City Crews battle large apartment building fire in New York City
- November 19, 2017

Nine people suffered minor injuries in the fire: a police officer and a civilian suffered smoke inhalation, while seven firefighters had bumps and bruises, FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said. "There were plenty of people in the building", Taverez said. "It doesn't seem like it's gas related because there would have been a huge explosion", resident Jose Tavarez told CBS New York. (more...)
Norway apologizes to Turkey over insulting incident Norway apologizes to Turkey over insulting incident
- November 18, 2017

Turkey withdrew all 40 of its participating troops in response. He was a civilian contractor seconded by Norway and not a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation employee. The Turkish embassy in Oslo would ask for explanation from the Norwegian authorities, a Turkish official told Xinhua. Stoltenberg said in the statement that the incident which happened during a recently concluded exercise at NATO's Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger was "the result of an individual's actions and did not reflect ... (more...)
US Navy Apologies After Pilot Draws Penis In The Sky US Navy Apologies After Pilot Draws Penis In The Sky
- November 18, 2017

Navy says a flight crew who drew a phallic symbol over a Washington town will face punishment. A spokesman for the airbase confirmed that the aircraft involved was one of its Boeing EA-18G Growlers. KREM 2 asked the Federal Aviation Administration about the incident, and the FAA responded that while there is no safety risk to giant dicks painted in the sky, they "cannot police morality". (more...)
Couple accidentally shot following guns in church discussion Couple accidentally shot following guns in church discussion
- November 18, 2017

The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Knoxville, took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff's "weapons and worship" seminar, following the massacre of 26 people at a rural Texas church earlier this month. (more...)
The Pope gave an exclusive supercar Lamborghini Huracan The Pope gave an exclusive supercar Lamborghini Huracan
- November 17, 2017

Even if religion's not your thing, there's no denying that Pope Francis is the coolest holy dude ever. Francis was given a specially prepared Huracan model, and the unusual gift was presented to the pope at the Vatican by the top management of Lamborghini , which is part of Germany's Volkswagen Group. (more...)
SMRT suspends train service between Joo Koon and Tuas Link stations SMRT suspends train service between Joo Koon and Tuas Link stations
- November 17, 2017

The removal of this feature resulted in the first train giving off a train profile on the new signalling system of a three-car train, instead of a six-car train. According to Xinhua , citing the information sourced from information from the Civil Defense Force that 23 injured passengers were sent to the hospital, the majority suffered minor injuries. (more...)
President Trump says no freeze-for-freeze deal with North Korea President Trump says no freeze-for-freeze deal with North Korea
- November 17, 2017

He will "inform the DPRK of the 19th CPC National Congress and visit the DPRK", Xinhua said on Wednesday, using the North's official name and referring to China's recently concluded Communist Party Congress at which Xi further cemented his power. (more...)
Tommy Robinson's Twitter Loses Verified Status And Blue Tick Tommy Robinson's Twitter Loses Verified Status And Blue Tick
- November 17, 2017

Twitter's move to clarify the meaning of its verification badge and revoke the status for people who are famous for their racism or sexism or hate speech are great first steps. The claims by those who have lost their blue ticks that they are being censored are only to be expected - even if the claims are not true. Twitter has subsequently updated its policies so that those who do violate its guidelines can now have their verified status removed. (more...)
Texas sheriff threatens charge for anti-Trump decal Texas sheriff threatens charge for anti-Trump decal
- November 17, 2017

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls posted a photo of the back of a white pickup truck with a tinted back window and a large sticker that reads, 'F*** Trump and F*** you for voting for him'. "It would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck", Nehls said. (more...)
Lebanon's Hariri to fly to France in coming days, Elysee Palace says Lebanon's Hariri to fly to France in coming days, Elysee Palace says
- November 16, 2017

When Saudi Arabia said last week that one of its nationals had been abducted, Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said the safety of Saudi residents and visitors was a priority for the Lebanese authorities. Macron's invitation came after he spoke to both Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Hariri by telephone, the Elysee said in a statement. Worldwide pressure has been mounting for Hariri to return to Beirut after his prolonged stay in the kingdom since he announced in a ... (more...)
Israel Free to Act in Syria to Defend Own Security - Defense Minister Israel Free to Act in Syria to Defend Own Security - Defense Minister
- November 16, 2017

The map shows the buffer area almost abutting the town of Quneitra next to the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Eisenkot reportedly flew to Brussels in secret on Thursday to meet with Gen. "We maintain the right to act freely and the only consideration guiding us is the security of the state of Israel", he said. "A permanent Iranian presence in Syria would connect Lebanon-based Hezbollah to Iran via Iraq and Syria". (more...)
California launch of new United States weather satellite postponed California launch of new United States weather satellite postponed
- November 15, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 weather satellite stands atop its launchpad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after a rocket issue prevented a planned liftoff on November 14, 2017. (more...)
Numbers vital in getting gay marriage across the line Numbers vital in getting gay marriage across the line
- November 15, 2017

The suggested laws have been received by supporters of the "yes" vote as a "kick in the teeth" to the gay community and which would roll back the clock on anti-discrimination legislation. Almost eight in 10 Australians who received the Australian Bureau of Statistics same-sex marriage survey form have already had their say. Before announcing the postal survey, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged that if the result in the postal survey was a yes, then he'd seek to introduce ... (more...)
Iran's Rouhani inspects quake damages, pledges compensation to losses Iran's Rouhani inspects quake damages, pledges compensation to losses
- November 15, 2017

Authorities said Iran's armed forces will be sent to help remove rubble. At least 14 provinces in Iran were affected. Iranian aid officials say thousands of people do now have emergency shelter, but many thousands more do not. Local health minister Rekawt Rasheed said the situation was "critical", made worse by the fact that the district's main hospital was badly damaged and without power. (more...)
Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital
- November 15, 2017

The party's ten provinces, the Women's League and the Youth League have endorsed First Lady Grace Mugabe to be the party's female vice president and to replace Mnangagwa. A number of people posted images of the military vehicles on social media. "We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in", he said in a statement. (more...)
3 killed in shooting that ends at California elementary school, official says
- November 15, 2017

Several children have been transported to the hospital. On the way, he said, he saw an apparent gunshot victim and police at another scene. The shooter was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told local media. (more...)
Defence cooperation: 23 European Union member states sign joint notification on PESCO Defence cooperation: 23 European Union member states sign joint notification on PESCO
- November 14, 2017

Twenty-three countries have declared they will participate in a new EU defense cooperation pact, part of a broader push to advance European integration, officials said Monday. Speaking to the press on Sunday, following a memorial event in Nicosia district, the Minister said that the government looks forward to creating the conditions for the presence of a European Defence Force that will strengthen Cyprus' defence shield. (more...)
Manus Island activists locked to gates of Australian high commission in Wellington Manus Island activists locked to gates of Australian high commission in Wellington
- November 14, 2017

Activists chain themselves to the gates of the Australian high commission in Wellington to protest against the treatment of Manus Island refugees and asylum-seekers. "The refugees are watching them fearfully...(they) are extremely scared by immigration threat but still saying we will not leave this prison camp for another prison camp", he said. (more...)
Hate crimes up in California, and United States, for second consecutive year Hate crimes up in California, and United States, for second consecutive year
- November 14, 2017

There were 40 hate crimes reported in the state previous year, the highest number of bias-related incidents since 2010. More than half of those against people were assault cases, while almost 45 percent were crimes of intimidation . Greenblatt said in a statement, according to The Washington Post . There were seven anti-Sikh incidents, up from six; 10 anti-Hindu hate crimes, up from five, and 105 anti-transgender hate crimes, up from 73. (more...)
SNL's Sessions: Roy Moore a Little 'Too Alabama' SNL's Sessions: Roy Moore a Little 'Too Alabama'
- November 13, 2017

Mike Lee in withdrawing support for Moore amid allegations of decades-old sexual advances on girls. But others have said more strongly that they believe the detailed accounts of the women and acknowledge the public ridicule the accusers have faced for coming forward. (more...)