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Cruz says he’s willing to debate O’Rourke on CNN

Cruz says he’s willing to debate O’Rourke on CNN Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, which raised $25.5 million in the lead up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, and is more than former Florida Gov. Full financial disclosures aren't due until next week, and neither O'Rourke nor Cruz has announced how much their campaign war chests are worth with the November 6 election looming. [Full Article...]

Maneka Gandhi plans a #MeToo panel for sexual harassment cases

Maneka Gandhi plans a #MeToo panel for sexual harassment cases As part of the ongoing #MeToo movement , many big names, including Vikas Bahl, Subhash Ghai, Nana Patekar , Alok Nath and Sajid Khan, among others have been accused of harassment. Adding: "You know how to pinch, pat, rub, grab and assault". IPC Section 503: If a woman refuses to someone's sexual favours and is met by threats for physical or reputational harm shall be punished with imprison... [Full Article...]

Trump wary of halting Saudi weapons sales over missing journalist

Trump wary of halting Saudi weapons sales over missing journalist Trump told reporters at the White House that he talked to the Saudi leadership "more than once" since Khashoggi, a USA resident and Washington Post contributor, vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "I have this odd feeling like I have failed to look after something so dear", she said. The National Union of the Moroccan Press (SNPM) on Sunday called on ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi Trump said in a CBS interview on Saturday that there would be "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if it turns out that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Reports suggest an assault and struggle took place in the consulate after Mr Khashoggi entered the building to get some documents. Turkish officials have not answered queries from The Associated Press about Khashoggi's ... [Full Article...]

France's Macron on way to Armenia for French countries' meet

France's Macron on way to Armenia for French countries' meet In a speech today at the Francophonie summit, Jean urged representatives of member nations not to allow worldwide organizations to be used for partisan purposes. There are 54 countries with eligible votes. Trudeau and Jean had a one-on-one meeting upon the prime minister's arrival in Yerevan but no details were released. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured Portugal has been battered by one of its strongest ever storms as the remnants of Hurricane Leslie left thousands of homes without power. Michael, the third most powerful hurricane ever to hit the U.S. Leslie is still expected to generate ocean swells that will affect Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands throughout the weekend, in addition to the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal and Mo... [Full Article...]

United States charges alleged Chinese spy with trade secrets theft

United States charges alleged Chinese spy with trade secrets theft Xu was a spy or if they ever met in Europe. The arrest comes as Donald Trump has escalated his bellicose language against China amid a burgeoning trade war and deteriorating relations. Xu remained in contact with the employee, and in February requested that the employee send specific proprietary information as well as a list of technical topics regarding composite materials in engine fan blad... [Full Article...]

Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard

Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard He said: 'Everything is gone, all the tents are blown apart'. Gurung said a rescue team would hopefully return to the camp on Sunday, if conditions improved. The deceased include five South Koreans. The climbers had been waiting for the bad weather to clear so they could begin their climb on the unsafe Himalayan peak. [Full Article...]

Theresa May faces fresh pressure from Brexiteers ahead of crunch summit

Theresa May faces fresh pressure from Brexiteers ahead of crunch summit If no other solution can be found, the backstop would apply following a 21-month transitional period to keep an open border between the Republic of Ireland, which will remain an European Union member, and Northern Ireland , which will leave the bloc with the rest of the United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

Australian law allows religious schools to reject gays: PM

Australian law allows religious schools to reject gays: PM The Ruddock review was commissioned after the 2017 national same-sex marriage vote and handed to the government several months ago, but is yet to be released. Hawke says people of faith in Australia are under attack. The review was ordered after last year's same-sex marriage victory to placate conservative MPs who anxious the change would reduce people's ability to practise their religion freely... [Full Article...]

11 infant bodies found hidden in former funeral home ceiling in Detroit

11 infant bodies found hidden in former funeral home ceiling in Detroit It is unclear how long the remains have been there-months or years-and why they were hidden, but Bowser said the medical examiner is examining the remains and some of the children have already been identified. The inspectors also claimed the owners had mishandled funds and suspended the funeral home's licence. At the time, inspectors reported finding multiple decomposing bodies and other unsanitar... [Full Article...]

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as archbishop of Washington The report, which mentioned Wuerl's name more than 200 times, said he had relied on the advice of psychologists to permit priests accused of sexually abusing children to remain in the ministry. It named over 300 accused Catholic clergymen. It has been widely believed that Cardinal Wuerl hoped to remain in his position at least until the fall meeting of the USA bishops' conference in November. [Full Article...]

IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack

IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack The Israeli military said 14,000 Palestinians thronged the border fence areas Friday. RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the vehicle she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday (Oct 13). [Full Article...]

Quake kills three people in Indonesia's Java, rattles Bali

Quake kills three people in Indonesia's Java, rattles Bali A total 2,073 bodies had been recovered since the twin disasters, authorities said Thursday. The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi - around 1,000 kilometres northeast of Situbondo - last month, killing more than 2,000 people. [Full Article...]

Eritrea, Cameroon among African reps on UN Human Rights Council

Eritrea, Cameroon among African reps on UN Human Rights Council The victory of India came after the previous UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein asked the body to do an worldwide commission of inquiry into allegations of human rights violation in Kashmir. The countries that were elected from other regions were Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, Togo, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Argentina, Bahamas, Uruguay, Austria, Denmark and Italy... [Full Article...]

Tanzania: Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped

Tanzania: Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped Refuting some social media reports that claimed the tycoon had been found, the Police boss assured the general public that Dewji alias Mo Dewji will be found soon. Forbes magazine estimates Dewji's wealth at $1.5 billion, making him the 17th richest person in Africa and the continent's youngest billionaire. "Police are looking for suspects and have already made arrests", Mr Lazaro said. [Full Article...]

Xinjiang officials legalise ‘re-education’ centres after denying they exist

Xinjiang officials legalise ‘re-education’ centres after denying they exist Former detainees in the centers say they were forced to denounce Islam and profess loyalty to the Communist Party in what they describe as political indoctrination camps. The other 4.5 million Catholics comprise what is often referred to as the "underground" Catholic Church in China, who are dubious of party-sanctioned and elected bishops and their teachings "because they believe legitimate eccl... [Full Article...]

7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS A tsunami threat existed in parts of the Pacific, but it was determined there was no threat to Hawaii , according to the National Weather Service office in Honolulu, Hawaii . At least three people were crushed to death by due to collapsing of buildings in Indonesia , following a 6.3 magnitude quake jolted East Java, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the Head of Indonesian National Board for Di... [Full Article...]

Bloomberg rejoins US Democratic Party

Bloomberg rejoins US Democratic Party Bloomberg hasn't been registered to either party since 2007 - when he abandoned his facade as a Republican - but has been for the majority of his life, a Democrat. Michael Bloomberg has re-registered as a Democrat. A frequent critic of Trump, Bloomberg has donated $US80 million ($NZ123 million) to help Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives and $US20 million to help Democrats ru... [Full Article...]

Brexit backstop talks likely to continue till November - British PM

Brexit backstop talks likely to continue till November - British PM The EU's proposed solution - to keep Northern Ireland inside the bloc's single market and customs union after the rest of the United Kingdom leaves - is fiercely opposed by the Democratic Unionist Party, a pro-British Northern Ireland party that props up May's minority government . [Full Article...]


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