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Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty

Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty Responding to the announcement, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he meant to "negotiate with Jordan for its extension" adding that "there is no doubt that the entire agreement is important and dear to both our countries". It is unclear how and when the territories will be returned back to Jordan's ownership. Speaking before the king's announcement, Rula Hroub, a former Jordanian M... [Full Article...]

Assange takes legal action against Ecuador

Assange takes legal action against Ecuador A domestic court is set to hear Mr Assange's case next week, when Mr Garzon will explain the embassy's actions WikiLeaks perceived as a violation of its founder's human rights. According to the lawyer, Ecuadorian authorities presented Assange with a "special protocol", detailing rules on visitors, access to communications and medical attention, on October 13. [Full Article...]

Amritsar train accident: Locals continue protest, demand action against driver

Amritsar train accident: Locals continue protest, demand action against driver Punjab's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he was rushing to Amritsar to supervise relief and rescue operations. The railway crossing gates were closed and the crossing was manned. In Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been tweeting photos of the joyful celebration , which is also known as Vijayadashami. "The Commission conducts statutory investigation into railway acci... [Full Article...]

Injured in Clemson Clubhouse When Floor Collapses

Injured in Clemson Clubhouse When Floor Collapses The multi-floor building had been leased out for a private event, Dixon said. I stood up, and everyone was trying to climb out. People are hurt. People are bleeding. In April 2016, several people were injured at a Clemson rental home when a deck collapsed during a party, The Greenville News reported at the time. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea scrap military exercise, banking on diplomacy with North

US, South Korea scrap military exercise, banking on diplomacy with North This photo, provided by South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, shows South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (C) and Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya in Singapore on October 19, 2018. [Full Article...]

Manhunt is underway for man accused of killing Atlanta-area police officer

Manhunt is underway for man accused of killing Atlanta-area police officer The shots were fired from the reported vehicle, and the vehicle quickly fled the scene. At least one officer returned fire. "Toney to cover", police said. It is the agency's fifth death in the line of duty. Other officers who had responded fired on the car's occupants, but it is unclear whether any were hit. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange Sues Ecuador for Violating His 'Fundamental Rights'

Julian Assange Sues Ecuador for Violating His 'Fundamental Rights' Sources close to WikiLeaks confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the legal action was in the works and that there was due to be a press conference in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito . The Ecuadorian government notified Assange in August the application of a special protocol to regulate the "minimum conditions of stay of the asylee", which establishes that he will only "have access to the Inter... [Full Article...]

India train disaster families protest amid anger over safety

India train disaster families protest amid anger over safety While speaking to the media outside the Civil Hospital, as reported by ANI , Sidhu said that the matter should not be politicised and that it was an accident and was not intentional on anyone's part. The Press Trust of India news agency said two trains arrived from opposite directions on separate tracks, giving little opportunity for people to escape. [Full Article...]

Taiwan train crash kills at least 18, injures 160

Taiwan train crash kills at least 18, injures 160 Some passengers were crushed to death, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chen Chung-chi said. At least six compartments of the train overturned, said Taiwan Railways Administration, according to Apple Daily. When he arrived at the scene he saw local residents helping train passengers to escape. The Puyuma was launched in 2013 to handle the very hard topography of Taiwan's east coast and i... [Full Article...]

United Nations praises Qatar's urgent response to Gaza's power crisis

United Nations praises Qatar's urgent response to Gaza's power crisis Israeli soldiers stationed on the border fired tear gas canisters and live gunshots at the demonstrators who approached the fence of the border. Israel has repeatedly threatened to launch a military offensive against Gaza if Palestinians do not stop holding weekly mass demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone. [Full Article...]

Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns

Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns Italian Economics Minister Giovanni Tria emphasized that the government's draft budget, sent to Brussels on Monday, was aimed at increasing growth. On Friday, Moody's cut Italy's credit rating by a notch from "Baa2" to "Baa3". The Italian government's brash attitude towards public spending has spooked financial markets, with many fearing a re-run of the debt crisis that almost saw Greece kicke... [Full Article...]

Military maneuvers joint between China and Asean

Military maneuvers joint between China and Asean After Mattis arrived in Singapore on Wednesday after a visit to Vietnam, a senior Mattis aide told reporters that the meeting is set to happen on Thursday. Beijing's expansive claims to the South China Sea have always been a source of friction in Southeast Asia, as well as Washington, which has traditionally been the dominant naval power in the area. [Full Article...]

Traffic crashes on rise in parts of U.S. with legalized cannabis

Traffic crashes on rise in parts of U.S. with legalized cannabis The report analyzed insurance and police data from some of the first states to legalize recreational cannabis, including Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. Researchers say that it is hard to "quantify the net effect that marijuana legalization has on real-world traffic safety outcomes" in part because some studies "did not carefully match control drivers to crash-involved drivers or failed... [Full Article...]

Dozens feared dead as train runs over crowd in India

Dozens feared dead as train runs over crowd in India Sections 113 and 114 of the Act allow the Railways to notify "any accident of any other description" - not just derailment and collision - involving "loss of any human life" as a Railway accident, the sources said. However, the service remains poorly funded and accidents are relatively common . The accident raises questions of negligence on behalf of the rail operator and the administration as ... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania inquiry into sex abuse by priests begins

Pennsylvania inquiry into sex abuse by priests begins Federal prosecutors are now investigating whether priests or other clergymen committed federal crimes, the Associated Press reports, citing two people familiar with the inquiry . "Our work will not be complete until all of those who have been harmed have received assistance in healing and until the evil of child sexual abuse has been eradicated from society". [Full Article...]

Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building Almost 70 percent of the owners in the 377-unit tower at 200 Riverside Blvd. voted earlier this month for the change, saying they were anxious about resale value and security because of its connection to President Donald Trump's name. The condo board estimates the job will cost about $23,000. We just renewed our lease for two years."Ailing hotels in Toronto and NY paid the Trumps millions of dol... [Full Article...]

Morrison commits to making minority government work after Wentworth defeat

Morrison commits to making minority government work after Wentworth defeat The result of the much-anticipated by-election means the Morrison government no longer holds majority, meaning there is now a hung parliament. Voters in Malcolm Turnbull's old seat of Wentworth have passed a brutal judgement on the Liberal Party by electing independent Kerryn Phelps to replace the former prime minister, in a humiliating blow to the Coalition that leaves the government dealing ... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi killing: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi account

Khashoggi killing: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi account Saudi Arabia's "latest version asks us to believe that Mr. Khashoggi died after becoming engaged in a "brawl" with officials who had been sent to meet him". Turkish officials have accused the Riyadh of carrying out a state-sponsored killing and dismembering the body, which police have begun hunting for in an Istanbul forest. [Full Article...]

Harry and Meghan join Australia PM at war memorial unveiling in Sydney

Harry and Meghan join Australia PM at war memorial unveiling in Sydney The full-circle instance was about one year after the twosome made their highly-anticipated debut appearance at the Toronto Games in September 2017. The former "Suits" starlet and Prince Harry were on hand to mark Fluoro Friday, a mental health awareness event, as part of their Australian tour . [Full Article...]

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he's open to visiting North

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he's open to visiting North Pope Francis said if the North sends an official invitation, he will "certainly" respond to it. On 17 October, the first talks between US, South Korean, and North Korean military representatives were held following summits between their leaders in the first half of 2018. [Full Article...]


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