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State of Emergency Declared for Richard Spencer Speech


Scott signed the Law Enforcement Coordination executive order following a request from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell in anticipation of the Thursday event. He wrote in an email that Spencer and his group seek only "to provoke a reaction". Spencer and the National Policy Institute first requested to rent speaking space at UF in August. Read More »

President Trump calls sexual assault allegations "fake news"


The president has refuted these claims and called Zervos' version of events "totally made-up nonsense". During her October 2016 press conference, Zervos said Trump treated her like "an object", and that after hearing leaked audio of him boasting about groping and kissing women without their consent and his denials of inappropriate sexual conduct , she felt she had to speak out. Read More »

Leading Maltese political journalist killed by vehicle bomb

He described her as "was one of my harshest critics, on a political and personal level" as he denounced her slaying. Archbishop Charles Scicluna paid tribute to the journalist and said that the country had lost "one of the best investigative journalists in Malta". Read More »

Netanyahu warns Syria Israel prepared to strike 'as needed'

Israeli warplanes bombed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday morning in retaliation for the battery firing at Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft. The SA-5, developed back in the 1960s, is considered a primitive system, especially compared to the many modern anti-aircraft systems in the region. Read More »

Weah and Boakai to face off in Liberia presidential runoff


Twenty candidates contested in the election to succeed outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who is stepping down after serving out her two terms. Global election observers said they had not identified any major problems with Tuesday's voting. "We believe that all Liberians are ready for this process". Read More »

Trump reportedly joked that Mike Pence 'wants to hang all gay people'


Wade , many states would probably legalize abortion . While giving a campaign speech at a trucker rally, Trump continues to check in with Mike Pence at different places to see just how much they love America. After weeks of protests and business boycotts, Pence eventually revised the law to explicitly prevent discrimination. The Washington Blade has placed a request in with the White House seeking comment on why Trump would make that joke and whether he thinks the death penalty for ... Read More »

Released from Taliban in prisoner exchange, Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion


The desertion charge carries a maximum five year sentence while the misbehavior charge-which is based on endangering other soldiers-has a potential life sentence. In August, Bergdahl chose to face trial in front of a judge alone, rather than a jury. The five years Sergeant Bergdahl spent in captivity is likely to be borne in mind in sentencing by the judge, who has accepted his plea. Read More »

Tejas Express: 26 fall sick after having food on train


According to senior railway officials, the committee spoke to passengers, the AC mechanic, the train conductor and ticket examiners to find out the reason for the passengers throwing up as the initial suspicion was on the food served on the train. Read More »

UK Police Investigating More Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey Weinstein


On October 12, it was reported that London police were "assessing a sexual abuse allegation" against the producer. On 14 October, further allegations were made against the same man. Weinstein denies non-consensual sexual activity. "The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify". Read More »

Pulling 'To Kill A Mockingbird' from school reading list draws criticism


But they're going to use another book in the 8th grade course". McMillan said, "There are many resources and materials that are available to teach state academic standards to our students". The American novel was published and written in 1960 by Harper Lee , winning the Pulitzer Prize and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 starring Gregory Peck . Read More »

Iranian FM: We are all IRGC


General Amir Hatami said designating the IRGC a terror organization would be perceived as an attack on Iran as a whole. Iran's nuclear chief warned on Friday that should the United States designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), a powerful branch of the Iranian military, as a terror organization, it would be "tantamount to a declaration of war". Read More »

8-Year-Old Dies After Falling From Carnival Cruise Ship Balcony


Miami Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene around 8:15 a.m. ET and provided emergency care to the child, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. It is unclear what led the child to fall. Police continue to investigate the incident. The investigators are working with Carnival Cruise Lines to obtain details of the unfortunate incident took place on the cruise ship. Read More »

Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation


A senior official of the Islamic Hamas movement has said the Gaza Strip is now under the mandate of the Palestinian consensus government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Hamas and Israel fought three wars over the past decade. A year after Hamas rejected the terms, the boycott and Israel's economic blockade of Gaza came into force, and remains in effect today. Read More »

Congress leader Sunil Jakhar wins Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll by huge margin


Of the 11 candidates in the fray, Jakhar garnered 499752 votes, BJP's Swaran Salaria managed 306533 and Aam Aadmi Party's Maj Gen (retd) Suresh Khajuria finished a distant third with 23579 votes. As per the reports, the counting centre for the six assembly constituencies of Gurdaspur district, set up at Sukhjindra College Gurdaspur and the counting centre for the three assembly constituencies of Pathankot district set up at the SD College in Pathankot. Read More »

Kate Middleton's UNCLE charged with beating wife in street


Gary Goldsmith , who's 52, was pulled in after a cab driver claimed he witnessed the millionaire businessman hit his wife Julie-Ann after a row. She was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment, but has since been discharged. "They seemed to have had a drink, and she was upset with him, saying, 'I have not seen my husband for a week, and you go and leave me to do cocaine with your business buddies.' She said, 'Do you think I'm stupid"? "He then turned and hit her in the face with a left ... Read More »

Center-right wins, but far-right surges in Austria vote


Projections from the Sora polling organisation had the People's Party led by foreign minister Sebastian Kurz receiving 30.5% of the vote and the eurosceptic Freedom Party 25.9%. Social Democratic Chancellor Christian Kern acknowledged as much, saying Sunday's results reflected "a push to the right". Despite the predicted win, Kurz will still need to establish a coalition, which would likely include the far right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPOe), led by Heinz-Christian Strache. Read More »

Larry Flynt offers $10 million for information leading to Trump's impeachment


Hustler founder Larry Flynt is said to be offering up to $10 million for information that would lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump . Senator David Vitter, who in 2007 conceded he had hired prostitutes. The publisher of Hustler Magazine, who once offered $1 million to any woman who could prove they slept with a Republican legislator, hasn't been in the news recently, which must gall him to no end. Read More »

Vengara bypoll: IUML retains seat


The sitting MLA of Vengara PK Kunhalikkutty contested and won from the Malappuram Parliament constituency following the demise of E Ahamed earlier this year - paving way for a by-election. However, NDA slipped to 4th spot as BJP candidate K J Janachandran Master managed to get only 5728 votes. Mr Khader could not maintain his predecessor P.K Kunhalikutty's majority of 38,237 in 2016. Read More »

North Korea warns Australia for supporting United States


Trump should "highlight that the USA and South Korea have and will continue to improve on combined defense capabilities to neutralize a North Korea threat", said Pak, now the SK-Korea Foundation chair in Korea studies at the Brookings Institution. Read More »

Family held hostage in Afghanistan set to undergo medical exams in Canada


Canadian, who were taken hostage by the Taliban , said the militants killed his baby and raped his wife. Boyle said his wife was raped and one of their children was killed during their time in captivity. He told ABC News: 'Taking your pregnant wife to a very risky place, to me, and the kind of person that I am, it's unconscionable'. The Canadian, his wife and their children were intercepted by Pakistani forces while being transported in the back of their captors' auto. Read More »

Nitish Kumar seeks more road projects in Bihar


Referring to demands for making Patna University a central university , Modi said it should strive to be among the globally-ranked varsity based on the competition and "this was many times ahead of being a central university". Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of four sewerage projects under Namami Gange and four National Highway projects worth over 3,700 crore rupees in Mokama. Read More »

At It Again: Dimon Breaks Vow, Calls Bitcoin Buyers 'Stupid'


But yesterday, Dimon went on a tirade against Bitcoin at the Institute of worldwide Finance Conference, speaking at length about his issues with the cryptocurrency and those who believe in it. He admitted that the highflying asset could reach $100,000 before it "goes to zero" and pointed to speculators as a big driver behind a recent rally. Read More »

Iraqi Kurds withdraw from area near Kirkuk


The clock was ticking down to a 2am (2300 GMT Saturday) deadline today that the Kurds say Baghdad has set for their forces to surrender positions they took during the fightback against the militants over the past three years. In 2014, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces took over Kirkuk, driving IS out. The official's comments came as Iraqi President Fuad Masum, who is himself a Kurd, was holding crisis talks in the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah. Read More »

BMW To Outsource Mini Production To China's Great Wall

A BMW exec told Reuters the report was "generally true". Another person familiar with the matter said the new joint venture in the eastern city of Changshu would not deal with gasoline or diesel powered cars, indicating a focus on electric vehicles was likely. Read More »

Pak anti-graft court defers Sharif's indictment till October 19


A team of Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is likely to visit London in the coming days to collect evidence of properties belonging to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's family. Sharif's daughter Maryam, after appearing before the NAB court on Monday, said that she was not afraid of getting arrested. During the hearing on October 9, the court had made a decision to separate the trial of Sharif's sons - Hussain and Hassan - from Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law. Read More »

Faridabad: Five people thrashed by cow vigilantes chanting 'jai hanuman'


A member of BJP in Haryana said in a statement, "The police will do due diligence before filing the FIR". Police said Isaan brothers Mohammad and Shahzad along with Shakeel, Sonu and Azaad Mohammad, all residents of three villages in Faridabad district, were thrashed by a mob of cow vigilantes on Friday when they were carrying meat in an auto-rickshaw. Read More »

Feared Dead in Kenya as Suspended Student Attacks Own School


Matata said the incident occurred at around 03:00 am (00:00 GMT) while students at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School were asleep in their dormitories. He said he is from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan. "The school was not attacked by bandits but an errant student on expulsion for disciplinary cases", regional government official Wanyama Musyambohe told reporters. Read More »