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'Democracy Now' Reporter To Plead Not Guilty To Riot Charge


Goodman went on to say , "It is our job to go to where the silence is and at Standing Rock it actually isn't silent, but for the corporate media they rarely come here and it is so important that we continue to stand up for the first amendment that's important not only because of freedom of the press but for the public's right to know, you can not have a meaningful democracy without people being informed". Read More »

#Day108: Pakistan Urges Intl Community To Play Its Role In Kashmir Resolution

Talking to media in Islamabad , the capital city of Pakistan, this evening, he said Organization of Islamic Cooperation has strongly condemned the human rights violations in Kashmir and offered to send it fact fining mission. "More than hundred innocent people have been brutally killed, hundreds have been blinded by the use of pellet guns while thousands have been injured in the last few months alone", stated the Prime Minister. Read More »

Auston Matthews Scores 4 goals In Maple Leafs Debut

Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock got what he needed from his top players, and that was more than enough on opening night. "It speaks volumes for where US hockey has come!" During the World Cup of Hockey, Matthews proved his worth for Team North America, but no one could have expected this. Read More »

Duterte, back from China, says he's not severing United States ties

Later, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez clarified Duterte's statement and said he "did not talk about separation ". The US's outgoing ambassador in Manila Philip Goldberg, who Mr Duterte recently described as the "gay son of a whore", reminded the president that trade between the US and Philippines amounts to US$16.5 billion, favouring the Philippines, and there are six million Filipino workers in the US. Read More »

Haiti authorities nab some 1 dozen of 172 escaped inmates


The inmates attacked as they were released from their cells to bathe, according to local authorities. Nearly 200 inmates of a northern Haitian prison escaped after attacking the guards on 23 October. Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Haiti has issued a security message concerning "a violent prison break in Arcahaie", urging its citizens to avoid the region. Read More »

Trump faces two new groping accusations, says women 'have no witnesses'


She was flanked during the press conference by well-known lawyer Gloria Allred, who has previously represented alleged sexual assault victims of entertainer Bill Cosby. Writer Rebecca Traister says that Trump speaking about Hillary Clinton's figure was inevitable. Hillary is going to make sure we finish the job of defeating ISIL. Read More »

Thousands flood Cameroon hospitals in search of family

Eseka is about 125 kilometers (75 miles) west of Yaounde. President Paul Biya, who is overseas, wrote on his official Facebook page: "I instructed the government to provide full assistance to the survivors". The 20-carriage train, which was carrying 1,300 passengers - more than double its load capacity - derailed as, one by one, wagons detached themselves from the convoy. Read More »

Led coalition increases airstrikes on militant-held Mosul

Turkey sees Mosul as a traditional zone of influence, blaming the British for losing it in 1926. Gen. Saadi Obeidi, the base's commander, sitting beside a Turkish captain to brief visiting journalists. Ankara has pledged to take part in the Mosul offensive, drawing a harsh response from Baghdad, which considers the incursion as a " blatant violation " of its sovereignty. Read More »

Conservative not happy with Trump's debate abortion answer

Clinton went on to say she's been across the world and has seen governments force abortions and mandate that women bear children - decisions she said governments have no right to make. But the most egregious fumble by Trump in the Supreme Court segment was his failure to pick up on Clinton's promise to attack the Citizens United decision that allowed for nearly unlimited campaign contributions from corporations. Read More »

Cameroon train crash kills 55


Pictures circulating on social media showed that the derailed train had overturned near the tracks. Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said on CRTV Friday evening the government had dispatched urgently another train to take the stranded passengers to their destination. Read More »

South Africa starts the process of withdrawing from the ICC

The South African Litigation Centre - who took government to court over Al-Bashir - says this a huge blow for worldwide justice. Masutha said South Africa's decision had nothing to do with Burundi. However, an African Union ministerial committee is debating the issue and is expected to present reform demands at the next meeting of ICC assembly of states parties, in November. Read More »

Trump booed at charity dinner while cracking Clinton jokes

Those people, I don't know those people. They have introduced me to their children. "Hillary is so corrupt, she got kicked off the Watergate commission", he said, to continued boos. "What a waste of time if we don't pull this off", Trump said. The president elected on Nov 8 will be the 45th in United States history. "No puppet. Read More »

Syrian forces push for Aleppo ahead of Swiss talks


At the acrimonious meeting, Russian Federation vetoed a French-drafted resolution demanding an immediate halt to the bombing campaign that the Syrian government and Russian Federation are carrying out against rebel-held districts in Aleppo . Read More »

Pentagon chief in Iraq to see commanders, assess Mosul fight

Iraqi forces announced that Bartella, some 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of Mosul , had been retaken on Thursday, but the troops are still coming under fire from nearby areas. He said it was crucial that efforts to stabilize and rebuild Mosul after ousting ISIS not "lag behind our military efforts, that's critically important". Read More »

Suspicious device in Devon 'not viable' say police

While there, they found a device that was deemed suspicious and risky. A spokesman said: "On Saturday, 22 October Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) officers attended an address in Newton Abbott, Devon as part of enquires into the suspicious item at North Greenwich Underground Station". Read More »

India down Iran to retain kabaddi World Cup


Their robust defence led by Fazel Atrachali crumbled like a pack of cards in the second-half under the relentless attack by Thakur. However, it was Indian skipper Anup Kumar who opened his team's account with a bonus point. Now Thailand tops the group B with Iran at no. two in the B group. Led by captain Sebastian Desocio, Argentina is also participating at the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Read More »

Hamilton beats Rosberg to US GP pole

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third with triple world champion Lewis Hamilton fourth and title rival team mate and overall leader Nico Rosberg fifth for Mercedes. The German driver told a news conference ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix that he wanted to change teams and take his chance to race for a "works" team. Read More »

Warning for UAE companies after huge cyber attack

The hack was a botnet attack . Eastern Time, "the attacks against Dyn DNS are still ongoing", it says, adding: "Flashpoint is coordinating with multiple vendors and law enforcement to track the infected devices that constitute the botnet being used to conduct these attacks". Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte Wants to Ban Smoking in Public in the Philippines


Ahead of his China visit, Duterte said Monday he would not focus on a key islet near the Philippines that is also claimed by Beijing. When you say "severance of ties", you cut the diplomatic ties. Asked if this sticky topic was discussed between the two leaders during his China state visit, Duterte said, "Yes, of course we did". This could signal to other countries that in handling conflicts with China , it is best to put aside disputes and focus on cooperation, said Xu Liping, an ... Read More »

Philippine police van rams protesters in front of US Embassy

Twelve people were injured in the protests. President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he will personally look into the violent dispersal of militant protesters outside the United States embassy earlier this week. In a statement , the national police said they were investigating the violence at the demonstration, but they denied they were under orders to harm the protesters. Read More »

Pak Rangers Killed In Retaliatory Firing At Hiranagar In Jammu And Kashmir

When the BSF fired bombs to illuminate the area to have a clearer view, they reportedly saw the militants escaping carrying an injured member. BSF spokesman Shubhendu Bhardwaj said Indian forces had launched an "aggressive offensive" when one of their soldiers was critically injured by sniper fire from across the border. Read More »

Okla. denies Russia's request at polls


A spokesperson for Lousiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler confirmed to USA Today that their agency had received a request from the Russians, but also dismissed it as a "propaganda ploy". A White House spokesman said it was "unclear what their intent is". "Had this flood event not occurred, we certainly would have been open to such a visit, but I can not meet such a request with the situation I now have in front of me", he reportedly wrote . Read More »

Assad says Aleppo to serve as springboard for liberation


Speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Mr Lavrov said Russian Federation welcomed the proposal by the United Nation's special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to personally escort the estimated 900 fighters from Jabhat Fatah Al Sham - formerly Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate - out of Aleppo. Read More »

Russia's Putin willing to halt Aleppo airstrikes for longer


On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will now move near or over the Savannah shoreline and the coast of SC on Saturday. But Putin said after a meeting with the leaders of France and Germany "We informed them of our intention to continue, as much as possible, considering the situation on Syrian territory, a pause in the air strikes". Read More »

Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

Rudskoi accused jihadist groups of "doing everything to prevent the exit of civilians and members of armed groups from eastern Aleppo". British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would support sending a strict message to Russian Federation and Syria in order to cause them to cease the attacks. Read More »

Boko Haram lists demand for release of more Chibok girls

The militant claims some girls were killed in a Nigerian airstrike. Swiss officials confirmed Thursday that they had played a neutral, humanitarian role in the operation. The portion of the original group that still calls itself Boko Haram still holds the Chibok girls, and is not affiliated with the Islamic State. Boko Haram , which past year pledged allegiance to Islamic State, controlled a swathe of land in northeast Nigeria, around the size of Belgium, at the start of 2015 but was ... Read More »

Assad: Aleppo to serve as springboard for liberation

Assad also said that the actions of Turkey, which is backing Syrian rebels involved in an operation aimed at clearing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) from its Syria border region, constituted an "invasion" and said that they violated "international law". Read More »

'BJP MP Varun Gandhi compromised,' arms deal whistleblower writes to PMO


Allen, who was a partner of Verma, fell out with him in 2012. "It certainly appears to be the case that something is fishy". Indian laws prohibit involvement of middlemen in any defence deal. Gandhi also said he would file a criminal defamation suit against Swaraj Abhiyan leaders who held a press conference on the allegations against him. Read More »