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Boris Johnson under fire for comparing burqas to letter boxes in UK

Boris Johnson under fire for comparing burqas to letter boxes in UK Mr Johnson said he was against the total ban - which has also been imposed in France, Germany, Austria and Belgium - because otherwise "you play into the hands of those who want to politicise and dramatise the so-called clash of civilisations; and you fan the flames of grievance ". [Full Article...]

U.K. to ask Russia to extradite nerve agent attack suspects

U.K. to ask Russia to extradite nerve agent attack suspects A request is being prepared by the government following months of "painstaking investigation" by police, the Guardian said. Police and intelligence officers believe the Novichok used to attack the Skripals on 4 March was applied from a perfume bottle sprayed or smeared on to their front doorknob. [Full Article...]

Authorities: 4 Missouri children found in windowless rooms

Authorities: 4 Missouri children found in windowless rooms Law enforcement responded earlier Tuesday after someone called Missouri's Child Abuse Hotline to report the home in Farmington, Fox 2 reported . "Once investigators gained entry into the home, they discovered a 38-year-old female removing screws from plywood covering the entrance to small rooms and children coming out from behind the plywood", the release states. [Full Article...]

This Video Captures the Terror of Hamas Rockets

This Video Captures the Terror of Hamas Rockets Gaza health ministry said two of the victims were a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child, another victim was a Palestinian man. One Palestinian rocket hit a house, Israeli media said, showing footage of houses and cars pockmarked with shrapnel. [Full Article...]

Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory

Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire involved approximately 100 metres x 100 metres of stacked plastic pallets". Firefighters were joined by colleagues from other counties as they tried to prevent the fire spreading. [Full Article...]

Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St…

Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St… Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards and dragged them into a police bus. The city had officially denied the request of the LGBT activists to hold a rally so the protestors each demonstrated alone within the square in a bid to avoid the event being called a gathering. [Full Article...]

Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer

Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She moved to Syria in 2000 and married former ophthalmologist Bashar al-Assad, just months after he succeeded his father Hafez al-Assad as president. [Full Article...]

Facebook sorry that balloons appeared in Indonesia natural disaster messages

Meanwhile the death toll from the powerful quake continues to rise, with 347 people now reported dead, according to CNN . Water, which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell on the island, as well as food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks. [Full Article...]

China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat

China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy sector are to be re-imposed after a 180-day wind-down period ending on November 4. Despite Trump's threats of retribution against companies operating in the Iranian market, the European Union on Monday issued a "blocking statute" to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions . [Full Article...]

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian Federation over Salisbury spy poisoning

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian Federation over Salisbury spy poisoning Sergei, a former KGB colonel, and Yulia were fighting for life but eventually made a full recovery after spending weeks in intensive care. An official judgement on the Skripal affair has tonight been passed by the the US State Department, paving the way for new sanctions against Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Wild Boars Granted Thai Citizenship

Wild Boars Granted Thai Citizenship They were among 13 members of the Mu Pa football club who went missing in the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district in late June. They survived for nine days on water dripping from rocks before they were discovered. The births of Adul, Mongkon and Pornchai were registered at Mae Sai and Wiengpankham municipalities and they were granted Thai citizenship after they presented their bir... [Full Article...]

Incredible 'firenado' pierces the sky as firefighters battle factory inferno

Firefighters have released footage of the fire, which reached a height of more than 15 metres (50ft) and involved stacked plastic pallets used for making plastic crates for supermarkets. The company said the fire was in an outside area which had been "completely gutted". The Fire and Rescue Service posted the footage to its Facebook page after the fire was extinguished. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson Should Lose Party Whip Over Burka Comment, Says Tory Peer

Boris Johnson Should Lose Party Whip Over Burka Comment, Says Tory Peer Johnson, who resigned last month over the way May is negotiating Brexit , wrote in The Daily Telegraph this week that Denmark was wrong to ban the burqa , a head-to-toe cloak which conceals the face with a mesh or is worn in conjuction with the niqab - a face veil that leaves only the eyes exposed. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin Christopher J. Gagin , who revealed he was the Republican Party chairman from OH who resigned after the Helsinki summit, pointed out that Trump defended Putin's denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the Kremlin has not yet examined the letter Paul presented. He also held talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledged to block new sanctions agai... [Full Article...]

Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar

Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar In just hours after it was hired from the city's Saeed Ali Rent a auto, the vehicle racked up a staggering Dh170,000 ($68,700) in 33 separate speeding penalties. "We can't pay this amount should the auto be taken into the pound", said Iqbal. The dealership believe the driver is at fault and needs to pay the impound fines, according to the report. [Full Article...]

NSW Officially Declared '100 Per Cent In Drought'

NSW Officially Declared '100 Per Cent In Drought' According to the DPI's Combined Drought Indicator, 78.1 percent of NSW is now either in " drought " or is " drought affected", while the remaining 21.8 percent is experiencing "intense drought ". "Producers are now faced with some very hard decisions on whether to graze sown crops or rely on potential rainfall in the next two months in order to increase yield production", Mr Blair said. [Full Article...]

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange 'Romance' Spices Up Wikileaks Probe

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange 'Romance' Spices Up Wikileaks Probe Their shared goal, she said, is "to help create career activists. It won't just be, you know, more digital". Anderson expressed concern after the Ecuadorean embassy in London had revoked Assange's visitor privileges and Internet access, saying she was anxious about his health and well-being, The New York Post's Page Six reported . [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia says 'nothing to mediate' in Canada dispute

Saudi Arabia says 'nothing to mediate' in Canada dispute The kingdom was still "considering additional measures" against Canada, said Jubeir, without elaborating. Saudi Arabia is selling Canadian assets in an escalating row after Ottawa criticized the arrest of a female activist, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing sources. [Full Article...]

New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges

New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, that has offices in Auckland, New Zealand. "We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated", Baker Hostetler attorneys Johnathan Barr and Jonathan New said in the statement. [Full Article...]

Indonesian shaman kept girl captive in cave for 15 years, say police

Indonesian shaman kept girl captive in cave for 15 years, say police Jago has been charged under sex abuse and child protection laws, the BBC reports. An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a girl from the age of 12 and deceived her into sex for 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the jin , or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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