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Sri Lanka President dissolves Parliament

Sri Lanka President dissolves Parliament President Sirisena has failed to persuade the parliament to support his ouster of his one-time ally Wickramasinghe. The leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila earlier in the day said the President can exercise power vested with him under article 33 (2) c of the constitution to dissolve the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee

Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee Meteorologists marvelled at the " gut-wrenching " rate of spread Thursday's fires exhibited. The fire now covers an area of about 35,000 acres (14,150 hectares). Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu , which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood's biggest stars. A second fire has been burning in the Santa Rosa Valley east of Camarillo, west of Simi Valley near Newbury ... [Full Article...]

As the Florida Senate Race Narrows, Nelson and Scott File Lawsuits

As the Florida Senate Race Narrows, Nelson and Scott File Lawsuits Chaos erupted outside at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill when an impromptu protest appeared ahead of Friday's canvassing board review of 200 provisional ballots. Many could be heard chanting, "Lock her up!" and "Bye bye, Brenda!" referencing Broward's supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, as they demanded election results. [Full Article...]

Trump jabs Macron as he arrives in France for Armistice visit

Trump jabs Macron as he arrives in France for Armistice visit In addition to his meetings with Macron, Trump is expected to visit the Belleau Wood battlefield and American cemetery on Saturday, and speak at a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Suresnes American Cemetery. The pair are expected to meet during the G-20 meeting later this month in Argentina, and the White House has invited Putin to visit Washington. Trump's national security adviser, John Bol... [Full Article...]

As Recounts Loom, Canvassing Boards To Go Over Provisional Ballots

As Recounts Loom, Canvassing Boards To Go Over Provisional Ballots Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). The margin of victory in that race has narrowed to 0.22 percent , which places it in manual recount territory. DeSantis holds a lead of 38,613 votes out of more than 8.2 million ballots counted - a margin of 0.47 percentage points. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation hosts meeting on Afghanistan

Russian Federation hosts meeting on Afghanistan Reportedly, the Moscow-format meet on Afghan conflict is not going to be attended by the Afghan Foreign Ministry, however, Afghan High Peace Council - which talks to the Taliban on the process of reconciliation is expected to be there, reported The Indian Express . [Full Article...]

NYC Protesters Join Call for Acting AG to Leave Russia Probe Alone

NYC Protesters Join Call for Acting AG to Leave Russia Probe Alone But Heide Moore, of Cottonwood , said she wasn't surprised at the turnout. On Wednesday, Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions , raising the possibility that Sessions' replacement - Matthew Whitaker - could seek to curtail Mueller's investigation. [Full Article...]

Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured

Passenger jet overshoots runway in Guyana, 6 injured It returned to Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan International Airport just before 2am local time (6am GMT). The Jamaica Airlines flight, bound for Toronto, suffered hydraulic issues while taking off from Georgetown airport and had to turn round and make an emergency landing. [Full Article...]

Malibu Under Evacuation Orders as Massive Fire Rages

Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes had already been called for because of the Woolsey fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks, the site of a shooting massacre this week. Hidden Hills resident Adrienne Janic gave her home over to firefighters late Thursday to use as a command center. Los Angeles county and city crews were assisting in the firefight, which was taking place as a second, ... [Full Article...]

Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison

Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison Neither Marcos nor anyone representing her attended Friday's court hearing. Marcos can also raise the decision to the Supreme Court if she finds grave abuse of discretion on the part of the Sandiganbayan. President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys good ties with the Marcos family and has often praised the late strongman. He padlocked Congress, ordered the arrest of political rivals and left-wing activists... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump goes off on Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming'

During the 2012 USA presidential election, Trump floated the racist conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama was not a United States citizen, and touted the demonstrably false claim that Obama's birth certificate was not real. "I think it's the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work". The president also blasted a reporter wh... [Full Article...]

PM Khan says no military solution to Yemen dispute

PM Khan says no military solution to Yemen dispute The two sides also held discussions on immediate market access for Pakistan's exports as well as the balance of payments support. On Saturday, China said it had agreed to "firmly move forward" with infrastructure projects in Pakistan following meetings between Mr Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. [Full Article...]

Faulty equipment linked to report of active shooter at NC high school

Faulty equipment linked to report of active shooter at NC high school There have been no reports of injuries. Schools in eastern Pender County, North Carolina are on lockdown after reports of an "active shooter situation" was reported at Topsail High School. WECT TV reported that a local commission said no active shooter has been identified. "Pender County Schools is thankful everyone is safe and thanks local emergency services for its immediate response", the d... [Full Article...]

Three stabbed in Australian city, terror not suspected

Three stabbed in Australian city, terror not suspected One man died in hospital and two others were injured after they were stabbed by the attacker. The unnamed assailant was said to reside in Melbourne's northwestern suburbs, but had come to Australia from Somalia in or around the 1990s, when the country was ravaged by a civil war. [Full Article...]

Terrorist killed after knife attack on busy street in Melbourne, Australia

Terrorist killed after knife attack on busy street in Melbourne, Australia Three people were stabbed by the suspect, all of them men, police said. Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton has confirmed police are treating the attack as a terrorism incident. Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton told reporters there are no know links to terrorism. "They were around him trying to take the knife out of his hand - I'm pretty sure it was a kitchen knife", he said. [Full Article...]

Separate wildfires rip through California, thousands flee

Separate wildfires rip through California, thousands flee As winds approached 50 mph (80 km/h), causing the fire to grow rapidly in just a few hours, some residents were forced to abandon vehicles and escape on foot, local media reported . Fire officials said the flames were being fueled by winds, low humidity, dry air and severely parched brush and ground from months without rain. In October 2017, some 21 wildfires burned almost 95,000 acres and 7,00... [Full Article...]

Charlotte Woman Who Harassed Black Neighbors Turns Herself In To Police

Charlotte Woman Who Harassed Black Neighbors Turns Herself In To Police She was then transported to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department and served with the outstanding misdemeanor warrant as well as four criminal summons. "They're trying to get in the apartments". I'll pay $2,500 to get them out of here. "I'm hot, I'm handsome, I'm white", Westwood says in the video. [Full Article...]

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar The police officer was injured when he arrived at the scene with colleagues and "attempted to neutralize the threat", Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. The 28-year-old was on active duty with the marines from August 2008 to March 2013, CNN reported , citing the Department of Defense. The man suspected of killing 12 people in a bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a decorated Marine Corp mach... [Full Article...]

Oil slips after USA crude output surges

Oil slips after USA crude output surges Front-month Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $70.69 a barrel, 4 cents above their last close. Russian Federation and Germany have slammed the United States' move to reinstate sanctions against Iran's vital oil exports, shipping and banking, saying Moscow and Berlin would continue trade with Tehran. [Full Article...]

Seth Moulton says new House lawmakers want Pelosi out

Seth Moulton says new House lawmakers want Pelosi out But analysts have predicted an increase in investigations to be pursued by subpoena-powered Democratic committee leaders, for the new majority's greatest influence will be oversight. Democrats will likely have another crack at an open seat in GOP-leaning but Democrat-trending Arizona, and Sens. However, Democrats did eke out a narrow win to beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin and comfortably won the ... [Full Article...]


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