Devastated homes mark Michael's path over Florida

A small "ride-out" team that hunkered down as the hurricane's eyewall passed directly overhead ventured out to find almost every building severely damaged, many a complete loss. " Do you think her body would be here? The good thing is you know right... More..

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Indonesia's grim search for disaster dead nears its end
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Indonesia's grim search for disaster dead nears its end

Indonesia's search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an quake and tsunami is nearing its end nearly two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city. Adding to the confusion on Tuesd...More..

Kellyanne Conway lectures Hillary Clinton on civility
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kellyanne Conway lectures Hillary Clinton on civility

The department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security will investigate whether any rules or laws were broken by Clinton's staffers after all their emails are reviewed to determine their classification status, accordin...More..

Kanye West did not attend the Music Modernization Act singing ceremony
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kanye West did not attend the Music Modernization Act singing ceremony

In a major win for recording artists all over the country, the Music Modernization Act has been signed into law by President Trump . Both Mike Love and Kid Rock , two of Trump's most visible supporter...More..

Pope accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation amid sex abuse scandal
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pope accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation amid sex abuse scandal

On September 29, 2018, the Vatican released a statement disclosing that the Pope has also called for Catholics to say three different specific prayers for the church to be "saved from the attacks of the mal...More..

Republicans enjoy 'Brett boost' after Supreme Court win dents Democrats' poll surge
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Republicans enjoy 'Brett boost' after Supreme Court win dents Democrats' poll surge

The practical implication for MS is that Senators Wicker and Hyde-Smith will also be home two weeks earlier than planned to campaign. "I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness", he said. At that po...More..

UN criticised over new human rights council members
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

UN criticised over new human rights council members

The 18 new members were elected by the absolute majority through a secret ballot. Needing 97 votes to become a member of the top rights body of the UN, Bangladesh secured 178 votes. Countries can be elected...More..

Tip leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tip leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home

LARA reported Cantrell Funeral Home had 60 days to either assign its existing prepaid contracts to another person registered under the Prepaid Act and notify the Department and contract buyers of the assign...More..

Israeli police investigating Palestinian woman's death in auto
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Israeli police investigating Palestinian woman's death in auto

Elsewhere in Khan Younis and at Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, hundreds of people held funeral ceremonies for Ahmad al-Tawil as well as 17-year-old Ahmed Abu Naim who lost their lives during anti-occupa...More..

Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann after emergency meeting
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann after emergency meeting

The deluge poses a risk of communities being cut off by flooding. Storm Callum is now swirling off the southwest coast and will deepen rapidly over the course of the next 12 hours, according to Midland weathe...More..

Pope says the Devil is to blame for the church scandals
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Pope says the Devil is to blame for the church scandals

Wuerl at times acted with authority to deal with abusive priests (more on this below), but in several cases allowed such priests to escape scrutiny and in a few to continue as priests in good standing elsewhere...More..

Dubai-Bound AI Flight Hits Trichy Airport Wall, Passengers Safe
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

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

The airport authorities have started a probe into the freak accident while technicians in Mumbai are examining the damaged aircraft. The passengers and crew are reported safe. The plane reached cruising altitud...More..

US, Turkey said to reach deal on release of American pastor
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

US, Turkey said to reach deal on release of American pastor

Finally, after an excruciatingly long wait of nearly two years, it appears the incarceration of United States pastor Andrew Brunson will finally come to an end. "I am very hopeful that before too long. he and...More..

Iraq, Afghanistan the worst passports for travel, Japan the best: Index
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Iraq, Afghanistan the worst passports for travel, Japan the best: Index

The latest report also showed that USA and the United Kingdom passports, both with 186 visa-free destinations, fell one spot from fourth to the fifth place after failing to gain access to new destinations. Spec...More..

Vizag under danger radar as Titli Cyclone inches towards the coastline
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Vizag under danger radar as Titli Cyclone inches towards the coastline

Visakhapatnam , Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh, and Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri districts of Odisha are the pointed out places under the danger radar. It is expected to ...More..

Africa's 'youngest' billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Africa's 'youngest' billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

Dewji's conglomerate, the METL Group, operates in over 35 industries such as trading, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, petroleum, financial services, mobile telephony, infrastructure and real estate, transpo...More..

S. Korea struggles to contain concerns over sanctions relief
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

S. Korea struggles to contain concerns over sanctions relief

The US has tried everything in its power to restrict the flow of luxury goods to North Korea , but Kim showed the Trump administration they failed. China and Russian Federation have reportedly increased trade ...More..

Malaysia to abolish death penalty
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

The government made a decision to scrap capital punishment because the Malaysian public had shown they were against the death penalty, communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo Gobind said. The ...More..

Trump aide 'sought Israeli help' against rival campaigns
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Trump aide 'sought Israeli help' against rival campaigns

The first of three proposals. called " Project Rome " was one which would have used fake social media profiles to sway 5,000 Republican delegates away from Ted Cruz and towards Donald Trump . Cruz, who was t...More..

Status Orange weather warning for Galway extended into Friday evening
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Status Orange weather warning for Galway extended into Friday evening

The Department of Education has said that schools and colleges should stay closed on Friday if there is a risk to safety due to the arrival of Storm Callum. Winds of up to 130km are expected in coastal ares alo...More..

US Grounds Global Fleet Of F-35 After South Carolina Crash
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

US Grounds Global Fleet Of F-35 After South Carolina Crash

The grounding is in response to data from the ongoing investigation of the Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II that crashed near Beaufort, S.C. on September 28, according to a statement by the F-35 Joint Program...More..

Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter

Decades of close U.S. -Saudi relations, which have only intensified under Trump, appeared in jeopardy by the suggestion of a carefully plotted murder of a government critic, Jamal Khashoggi , 59, who disappear...More..

Downing Street plays down idea of Brexit agreement being reached next week
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Downing Street plays down idea of Brexit agreement being reached next week

In a speech in Brussels, Barnier reiterated his rejection of the counter-proposals hammered out by the cabinet at Chequers, which Theresa May insists is the only deal that respects both the referendum result ...More..

Spain: Heavy rains, floods kill at least five in Mallorca
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spain: Heavy rains, floods kill at least five in Mallorca

Between five and 20 people are still thought to be missing after the downpours, local media reported. A statement from the Foreign Office said: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to ...More..

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches U.S.
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches U.S.

A tropical storm off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has rapidly strengthened and could become a unsafe hurricane before an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said Monda...More..

Florida declares state of emergency in 26 counties as Hurricane Michael approaches
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Florida declares state of emergency in 26 counties as Hurricane Michael approaches

Tropics: Tropical Storm Michael was named on Sunday and is set to travel into the Gulf over the next couple of days. How rapid this intensification may be will be telling for the eventual strength achieved...More..

Economists Who Changed Thinking on Climate Change Win Nobel Prize
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Economists Who Changed Thinking on Climate Change Win Nobel Prize

Paul Romer was awarded the the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences. "Humans are capable of awesome accomplishments if we set our minds to it". "The second is how do we deal with the negative ef...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Another senior Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic strategy, said Ankara hoped that Washington and the worldwide community would take the lead in challenging Saudi Ar...More..

Black Business Council: Mboweni is right person to steer SA finances
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Black Business Council: Mboweni is right person to steer SA finances

The office of the Public Protector said on Tuesday it would look into a complaint by the main opposition Democratic Alliance party about the investment, carried out when Nene was chairman of the fund and deputy...More..

Michael expected to have some impact on Carolinas
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Michael expected to have some impact on Carolinas

Michael is projected to plough into Florida's panhandle at midday on Wednesday, unleashing potentially devastating waves of seawater as high as 12 feet (3.6 metres) that could rush inland for miles around the s...More..