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UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson: All Conservative election candidates pledge to back my Brexit deal
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  • 2019-11-17 01:31:23Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed through parliament if the party were to win a majority. "All 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election - every single one of them - has pledged to me that if elected they will vote in Parliament to pass my Brexit deal so we can end the uncertainty and finally leave the EU," Johnson told the Telegraph newspaper in an interview published http://bit.ly/2rSSQ8v late on Saturday.

Elizabeth Warren takes risk with ad blasting billionaires
Elizabeth Warren takes risk with ad blasting billionaires

Elizabeth Warren, one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates, has stepped up her assault on billionaires -- a rallying cry popular with her base, but one that could stymie her efforts to garner wider support among US voters. The one-minute campaign ad shows clips of several leading businessmen criticizing her plans for a wealth tax and predicting economic ruin if she is elected to succeed Donald Trump, a billionaire himself. Then the viewer sees Warren at a campaign rally, challenging America's most wealthy to pay up to help reduce income inequality in America.

Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog
Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog

Chile's independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a heart attack victim amid a protest Friday. Security forces firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons made it impossible for rescue workers to properly treat the victim, Chile's publicly-funded National Institute for Human Rights said. Twenty-nine year old Abel Acuna died shortly after at a nearby Santiago hospital.

Corbyn Seeks to Use Britain's NHS as Election Battleground Again
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  • 2019-11-16 21:42:26Z

(Bloomberg) -- The Labour Party reopened its assault on the Conservative government's plan for the National Health Service, seeking to return one of the biggest issues in British politics to the foreground with less than a month to go before the general election.Writing in the Observer newspaper, Jeremy

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Here's everything we know about Mina Chang, who rapidly rose from a self-described singer to a State Department official with a dubious résumé

A closer look at her history reveals the Trump official may have misrepresented her work history and educational background.

Why Russian Fighter Jets Are Threatening NATO In The Baltics
Why Russian Fighter Jets Are Threatening NATO In The Baltics

A Russian Su-27 recent intercepted an American F-15C.

Government leak highlights China's crackdown on Muslims
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  • 2019-11-16 19:09:07Z

An anonymous member of the Chinese political establishment leaked over 400 pages of internal documents to The New York Times, which provide an "unprecedented inside view" into Beijing's crackdown on China's Muslim population.The Times notes that the most detailed discussion on the "indoctrination camps" in Xianjing, where as many as 1 million members of ethnic groups that practice Islam are being held, are found in a directive that outlines how party officials should handle minority students returning home in the summer of 2017 to find that their family members had been sent to Xianjing. Officials were advised to tell the students their relatives were "in...

'We Must Be As Harsh as Them': Leaked Docs Reveal China's Mass Incarceration of Muslims: NYT
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  • 2019-11-16 18:21:31Z

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via GettyHundreds of internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times reveals striking new details about the execution of the country's mass detention of ethnic minorities over the past three years in the Xinjiang region.The rare leak of documents, described in the newspaper's bombshell report as "one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China's ruling Communist Party in decades," details how Chinese authorities have contained as many as one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominately Muslim minorities into internment camps and prisons.The camps, which began in 2016, were described as China's answer to fighting Islamic...

Lebanese police to boost security near banks amid unrest
Lebanese police to boost security near banks amid unrest
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  • 2019-11-16 17:39:41Z

Lebanese security forces will boost measures near the country's banks that have been closed for more than a week over fears by employees for their safety amid nationwide unrest, police said Saturday. Lebanon's financial troubles have worsened since mass protests began on Oct. 17 over a plunging economy, and snowballed into calls for the entire political elite to step down. Banks reopened Nov. 1 after a two-week closure because of the mass anti-government protests.

Venezuela Protesters March to Revive Flagging Anti-Maduro Revolt
Venezuela Protesters March to Revive Flagging Anti-Maduro Revolt
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  • 2019-11-16 17:05:05Z

(Bloomberg) -- Supporters of Juan Guaido protested in Caracas in their first major showing in months as Venezuela's opposition leader seeks to revive his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.A week after Maduro's ally Evo Morales was toppled in Bolivia, Guaido is seeking to boost thinning crowds that have grown apathetic since a botched uprising in April failed to remove Maduro. Protesters played drums and sang anti-Maduro songs as they gathered Saturday in the streets of eastern Caracas."I'm here because we cannot continue living like this," said protester Maribel Risquez, a 51-year-old hairdresser. "My 25-year-old son died of lung cancer because we couldn't find the medicines he...

Sudanese court sets verdict in al-Bashir trial for December
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  • 2019-11-16 16:11:05Z

A Sudanese court says it will deliver its verdict in the trial of former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges next month. The court says following testimonies from defense witnesses on Saturday, it will declare the verdict on Dec. 14. Al-Bashir is accused of money laundering following the seizure of millions of U.S. dollars, euros and Sudanese pounds from his home.

Palestinian militant groups come to blows over Israel diplomacy
Palestinian militant groups come to blows over Israel diplomacy
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  • 2019-11-16 16:10:36Z

Tensions between Gaza's two largest Palestinian militant groups have spilled into the open as Islamic Jihad supporters angrily accused Hamas of not coming to their aid in this week's fighting with Israel.  Islamic Jihad, a smaller militant group backed by Iran, fired more than 400 rockets into Israel this week in retaliation for Israel's assassination of one of their senior leaders. But Hamas, the dominant force in Gaza, stayed out of the fighting.   Senior Hamas officials were accosted by Islamic Jihad supporters when they tried to visit a mourning tent for Baha Abu al-Ata, the assassinated Jihad commander. Some Jihad supporters threw stones at the Hamas leaders' cars.  The clashes,...

No More Air: How An Entire Chinese Submarine Crew Died a Tragic Death in 2003
No More Air: How An Entire Chinese Submarine Crew Died a Tragic Death in 2003

A cruel death.

S. African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges
S. African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday. Hundreds of asylum-seekers started camping in front of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on October 8, asking to be relocated to another country after a spate of xenophobic violence in September. Protesters broke into the UNHCR premises on Thursday after they were informed of a court order giving them three days to vacate the site.

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China's H-20 Stealth Bomber: The One Weapon America Won't Be Able to Beat?

Or just a myth?

Trump reportedly overheard asking EU ambassador if Ukraine's president was 'going to do the investigation'

President Trump apparently does not follow former President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy advice about speaking softly.David Holmes, an official from the United States Embassy in Ukraine, testified before Congress in a closed-door impeachment inquiry hearing Friday that he overheard a phone call in July between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland while he was having lunch with the latter in Kyiv. The call reportedly took place just one day after Trump's infamous call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked the impeachment inquiry.During the call, Holmes reportedly heard Trump -- who Holmes testified was speaking so loudly that Sondland...

Political Unpredictability Is Now the New Normal: Weekend Reads
Political Unpredictability Is Now the New Normal: Weekend Reads
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  • 2019-11-16 13:00:32Z

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.The U.S. impeachment hearings, the chaos in Bolivia and Britain's snap elections have one thing in common: They all underscore how leaders who test the limits of traditional political norms can trigger unpredictable results that aren't easy to fix.With Donald Trump, witnesses gave evidence exposing a pursuit of personal interests and disdain of custom that have turned years of work from career officials on its head. The decision by Bolivia's Evo Morales to step down as president, after facing accusations of electoral...

Turkey Is the World's New Nuclear Menace
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  • 2019-11-16 13:00:28Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Sometimes it's hard to tell friend from foe, even if he is standing right next to you. And if you take President Donald Trump literally (yes, I know, we've been warned not to do that) he was suffering from such myopia during Wednesday's press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Turkey, as everyone knows, is a great NATO Ally, and a strategic partner of the United States around the world," he said. "And I look forward to continuing to find common ground, harness common purpose, and to advance the vital interests of our people and the abiding friendship between our nations."Remarkable flattery from the same man who tweeted this a month ago:So, is...

Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad
Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad

Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before, a Reuters photographer said. Demonstrators also occupied a tall building overlooking the bridge, taking new ground in the center of the Iraqi capital after protests had appeared to lose momentum. A bomb blast at a nearby square during the night killed at least three people, police and medics said, but it was not immediately clear who was responsible or whether it was linked to demonstrations.

One Dead as Protests Erupt in Iran After Gasoline-Price Hike
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  • 2019-11-16 11:14:19Z

(Bloomberg) -- At least one person was killed as protests erupted in Iran after the government unexpectedly raised gasoline prices, the semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency reported.The fatality occurred during clashes in Sirjan in the southern province of Kerman on Friday, ISNA reported, citing the city's acting governor, Mohammad Mahmoudabadi. Protests also flared in Iran's second-largest city of Mashhad and and in oil-rich Khuzestan province, home to a large ethnic Arab population, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.A special economic commission decided late Thursday to boost gasoline prices by as much as three times and also to ration the motor fuel, IRNA...

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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on streets of Hong Kong for clean-up operation
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  • 2019-11-16 11:13:25Z

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after anti-government protests blocked roads. The presence of PLA troops on the streets, even to help clean up roads near their base, could enrage protesters and stoke further controversy over the Chinese-ruled territory's autonomous status. The former British colony has been rocked by more than five months of demonstrations, with pro-democracy protesters angry at perceived Communist Party meddling in a city guaranteed its freedoms when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. A member of Chinas...

U.K. Police Open Fraud Probe After Complaints Against Tories
U.K. Police Open Fraud Probe After Complaints Against Tories
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  • 2019-11-16 11:06:58Z

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Scotland Yard is investigating complaints of electoral fraud after accusations that the ruling Conservative party offered enticements to Brexit Party candidates not to run for some contested seats in the December election. The Metropolitan Police Service's Special Enquiry Team is investigating any potential criminal activity, the London-based force said in a statement on Saturday. It didn't give any further details on the cases.The investigation comes after Charlie Falconer, the former Labour Party cabinet minister in charge of Britain's courts, asked the Metropolitan Police to probe reports...

Protest graffiti fills Beirut
Protest graffiti fills Beirut's posh downtown

A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of colour to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon's uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital's posh downtown. Since October 17, the chanting of tens of thousands of Lebanese denouncing the political elite have shaken the normally staid district around two Beirut squares -- Martyrs' and Riad Al Solh.

Heavy snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in Iran capital
Heavy snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in Iran capital

Heavy snowfall blanketed the streets of north Tehran on Saturday, causing traffic chaos and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said. Crews of municipal workers were battling to clear roads and pavements in parts of the capital, where snow began falling at the start of the morning rush hour and continued through the day. "Snow started at a time when there is usually high traffic and now as you can imagine that snow has intensified this traffic," Hamid Mousavi, mayor of Tehran's first district, told the ISNA news agency.

One dead in Iran fuel protest after government hikes pump prices up to 50 per cent
One dead in Iran fuel protest after government hikes pump prices up to 50 per cent
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  • 2019-11-16 10:55:48Z

One civilian was killed and other people injured in Iran's Sirjan, the semi-official news agency ISNA said on Saturday, a day after protests in the central city over a petrol price hike. "Unfortunately someone was killed," Sirjan's acting governor Mohammad Mahmoudabadi said in the report, adding that the cause of the death and whether "the individual was shot or not" was still unclear. Other people were injured during the demonstrations, he said. Iran tensions | Read more Mahmoudabadi emphasised that "security forces did not have permission to shoot and were only allowed to fire warning shots... which they did." He said it was a "calm gathering"...

Car bomb kills at least 12 in Syrian town held by Turkey
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  • 2019-11-16 10:52:31Z

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 12 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey's Defense Ministry said. Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that have killed and wounded scores of people over the past month.

Russia Loves the Impeachment Hearings Because GOP Is Parroting Kremlin Propaganda
Russia Loves the Impeachment Hearings Because GOP Is Parroting Kremlin Propaganda
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  • 2019-11-16 10:21:08Z

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAs Russia's state media watch impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald J. Trump they're loving what they see. They don't think the man they brag about getting elected is in much danger. They listen in delight as Republicans parrot conspiracy theories first launched by  Russians. And they gloat about the way Trump removed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, because they blame her for promoting democratic "color revolutions" that weakened Moscow's hold on the former Soviet empire. Best of all, from the Kremlin's point of view, they see Trump pushing Ukraine back into the Russian fold.Republicans Thought...

Maps show 500 suspected
Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority

Former detainees have spoken of torture and medical experiments in Xinjiang camps and prisons. China insists they are "free vocational training."

Germany arrests woman, accused of joining IS, on return home
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  • 2019-11-16 09:24:23Z

A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and marrying an IS fighter has been arrested on arrival in Germany. Federal prosecutors said the woman, identified only as Nasim A., was arrested Friday evening. Prosecutors say she traveled to Syria in late 2014 and married an IS fighter.

Sudanese officials: 6 troops killed in Yemeni rebel attack
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  • 2019-11-16 09:23:40Z

Officials in Sudan are saying an attack by Yemeni rebels has killed six members of a Sudanese paramilitary force that's been fighting in Yemen. The officials said Saturday that the attack earlier this week targeted a position on the Saudi-Yemen border held by Sudan's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. Sudanese troops have been deployed in Yemen for years as part of the Saudi-led military coalition's war against the Houthi rebels.

Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad
Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad's Green Zone
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  • 2019-11-16 08:44:29Z

Iraqi security and medical officials say protesters have pushed closer to the Green Zone, Baghdad's fortified seat of government, after security forces pulled back following a night of violent altercations. The officials said Saturday that protesters took control of the strategic Khilani Square and part of Sinak bridge leading to the Green Zone, which houses Parliament and several foreign embassies. Security forces are still deployed on part of the bridge in order to block the protesters from pushing into the Green Zone.

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike
Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike
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  • 2019-11-16 08:15:40Z

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state media said on Saturday, a day after the announcement of a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing. The demonstrations on Friday night were "severe" in Sirjan in central Iran as "people attacked a fuel storage warehouse in the city and tried to set fire to it," state news agency IRNA said. Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent on Friday, saying the move was aimed at helping citizens in need with cash handouts.

Bolivia interim leader threatens Morales with charges
Bolivia interim leader threatens Morales with charges

Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that exiled ex-president Evo Morales would have to "answer to justice" if he returns, as five of his supporters were killed in fierce clashes with security forces. Morales resigned and fled to Mexico after losing the support of Bolivia's security forces following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election that has seen 15 people killed and more than 400 wounded. The former president has said he was willing to return to bring peace to Bolivia.

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media
Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media
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  • 2019-11-16 07:01:10Z

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price. The demonstrations on Friday night were "severe" in Sirjan in central Iran as "people attacked a fuel storage warehouse in the city and tried to set fire to it," the news agency reported. IRNA said "scattered" protests also broke out in other cities including Mashhad, Birjand, Ahvaz, Gachsaran, Abadan, Khoramshahr, Mahshahr, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas.

Rajapaksas eye comeback in tense Sri Lanka election
Rajapaksas eye comeback in tense Sri Lanka election

Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, loved for crushing the Tamil Tigers but loathed for alleged war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China. In the Tamil-dominated northern peninsula of Jaffna, police reported to the Election Commission that the army was illegally manning roadblocks that could inhibit voters reaching polling booths. Police also arrested 10 men there suspected of "trying to create trouble", a police official said.

Bolivian interim leader meets UN envoy amid violence fears
Bolivian interim leader meets UN envoy amid violence fears
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  • 2019-11-16 05:07:01Z

Bolivia's interim president met with a U.N. envoy to discuss the country's crisis Saturday, a day after security forces fired on supporters of former President Evo Morales in a clash that killed eight people and raised fears that violence could escalate. On leaving the meeting with interim leader Jeanine Áñez, U.N. envoy Jean Arnault said the United Nations is concerned about the violence in Bolivia and hopes it can contribute to an accelerated pacification process leading to elections.

Australia intel chair blocked from China after criticising Beijing
Australia intel chair blocked from China after criticising Beijing

Australia's parliamentary intelligence committee head, who has previously criticised Beijing, said he had been blocked from entering China due to his "frankness about the Chinese Communist Party". Andrew Hastie warned several months ago that the world's approach to containing China's rise resembles the "catastrophic failure" to prevent the advance of Nazi Germany. Hastie, along with fellow government politician James Paterson, had planned to travel to China for a study tour next month but both have been banned from entering the country.

Russia Wants Its Tu-22M3 Bombers To Control The Black Sea
Russia Wants Its Tu-22M3 Bombers To Control The Black Sea

And Ukraine is on notice.

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Disabled Woman's Boyfriend Told Police He Lured Her to Nevada Desert and Suffocated Her

Bethel Park PoliceA Maryland man who may have been leading a double life has confessed to kidnapping his disabled girlfriend, luring her into the Nevada desert, tying her to a signpost and suffocating her with duct tape, police said Friday.He allegedly then pretended to be the victim on Facebook, sending her family messages to cover up her disappearance until friends reported her missing earlier this week.Jaime Rae Feden, 33, suffered from a rare congenital condition called VATER syndrome and stood just over 4 feet tall. Authorities said the Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, woman was sweet-natured and trusting.Too trusting."She was a very loving type of a person and I think she was taken...

Barr Attacks Trump Opponents, Democrats in Fiery Speech

(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr fired a broadside against critics of Donald Trump -- and congressional Democrats in particular -- while defending the president's actions.In a fiery speech Friday before the conservative Federalist Society on Friday, Barr said Trump's opponents are using every tool they can to intentionally sabotage his administration."Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called the Resistance," Barr said. "They essentially see themselves as engaged in a war, to cripple by any means necessary, a duly elected government."The attorney general defended Trump on multiple fronts, and castigated Democrats in Congress over...

Armed men storm Guaido party headquarters in Venezuela
Armed men storm Guaido party headquarters in Venezuela

Armed men stormed the party headquarters of Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday, one day ahead of a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido and witnesses said. Dressed in black and carrying pistols and rifles, the hooded men forced their way into the offices of Guaido's Voluntad Popular party in the east of the capital Caracas.

Santa Clarita shooting: What we know about the Saugus High School suspected gunman, victims
Santa Clarita shooting: What we know about the Saugus High School suspected gunman, victims

Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles, will remain closed Friday as authorities continue their investigation of a deadly shooting.

China blocks visit by outspoken Australian lawmakers for study trip

Two Australian lawmakers known for their outspoken criticism of the Chinese regime said they had been barred from visiting the country next month because of their "frankness about the Chinese Communist Party". The two conservative members of parliament, Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, were to take part in a study tour organized by China Matters, an Australia-based think-tank, which describes itself as working to advance "sound" China policy. "We look forward to a time when the Chinese government realizes it has nothing to fear from honest discussion and the free exchange of ideas," Hastie and Paterson said in a joint statement late on Friday.

Haiti to investigate alleged rapes of 10 female inmates

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Authorities in Haiti said late Friday they are investigating allegations that a group of male inmates raped 10 women in a makeshift jail in the northern city of Gonaives. Prosecutor Sérard Gazius told The Associated Press that more than 50 men broke out of their cells last week and overpowered police officers guarding inmates, adding that an unknown number of them are suspected of raping 10 of 12 women being held in the same facility but in separate cells.

Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza
Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza
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  • 2019-11-16 00:45:49Z

Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza's Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave. This was Israel's first strike against Hamas since the start of this week's cross-border fighting with another Gaza militant group, the Iran-backed Islamic jihad. The worst bout of fighting in months began Tuesday after Israel's targeted killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander in an airstrike.

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North Korea's Kim attends military air show, lauds pilots

The report from Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency followed a slew of statements expressing anger at planned U.S.-South Korea military drills that the North says could derail its nuclear negotiations with Washington. Currently on a visit to South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters on Friday that the allies could possibly modify the joint aerial exercises to create space for diplomacy.

AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal
AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal

Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice Department is considering criminal charges in connection with the wealthy financier's death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in August. The city's medical examiner ruled Epstein's death a suicide.

Pro-Life Investigators Found Guilty in Lawsuit After Filming Planned Parenthood Execs Discussing Sale of Fetal Body Parts
Pro-Life Investigators Found Guilty in Lawsuit After Filming Planned Parenthood Execs Discussing Sale of Fetal Body Parts

A San Fransisco district court on Friday found pro-life activists guilty in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood after the activists surreptitiously filmed executives of the abortion group discussing the sale of fetal body parts.A ten person federal jury convicted activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of contract and trespass and violation of state and federal recording laws in Maryland, California and Florida. Planned Parenthood will be awarded $870,000 in punitive damages.Daleiden and Merritt released videos in 2015 of Planned Parenthood executives as well as footage from the...

Trump Wants South Korea to Pay Up for Protection: Report
Trump Wants South Korea to Pay Up for Protection: Report
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  • 2019-11-15 23:13:35Z

President Trump is demanding that South Korea pay billions of additional dollars for U.S. protection, according to a report Friday at CNN.South Korea is paying about $1 billion this year to cover the cost of keeping roughly 28,000 U.S. troops in the country, and Trump wants to see that increase to $4.7 billion in 2020.Officials at the Pentagon and the State Department aren't sure where the $4.7 billion figure comes from, though they reportedly talked the president down from an even higher request of $5 billion. Trump has long complained about the cost of keeping U.S. forces abroad, and last year canceled joint military exercises with South Korea in what was described as a cost-saving...

Presidents can be impeached for almost anything. These are the alleged crimes that could lead to Trump
Presidents can be impeached for almost anything. These are the alleged crimes that could lead to Trump's impeachment

The US Constitution states that a sitting president can be impeached for treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors.


James Pattinson to miss first Test after code of conduct breach
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  • 2019-11-17 02:08:11

James Pattinson will not contest a charge from Cricket Australia that he used abusive language during a Sheffield Shield match and will serve a one-match suspension.

Cyclist allegedly mowed down by driver in 4WD after fight at shopping centre
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  • 2019-11-17 01:59:20

Police charge a 49-year-old man who allegedly mounted a verge in his four-wheel drive and deliberately ran over an 18-year-old cyclist in Perth's northern suburbs.

Pete Buttigieg soars to first place in a new Iowa poll - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-17 01:58:07

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is far ahead of the other frontrunners: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

'This is about protecting life': Bandt defends Greens attacks in wake of bushfires
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  • 2019-11-17 01:31:19

Senior Greens MP Adam Bandt defends his colleague Jordon Steele-John for describing other senators as arsonists as bushfires rage along Australia's east coast.

Prince Andrew denies Giuffre allegation, says he was at Pizza Express - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-17 00:43:05

The Prince said he recalled the Pizza Express detail "weirdly distinctly," since "going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do."

Nearly 500 NSW homes lost to bushfires as crews scramble to build containment lines
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  • 2019-11-17 00:16:11

The NSW Rural Fire Service says 476 homes have been lost since the start of the bushfire season, while crews battle backburning ahead of the next bout of dangerous weather.

'She's very traumatised': Police hunting man wanted over sexual assault of woman in her home
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  • 2019-11-16 23:27:05

Police call for information from the public after a woman was sexually assaulted in her own home on Saturday. After being awoken by her attacker she chased him out of the house.

Louisiana governor live election results: Gov. Bel Edwards vs. Rispone - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 23:23:40

Gov. John Bel Edwards is the last Democrat governor in the deep south. His re-election campaign is neck-and-neck with GOP challenger Eddie Rispone.

Shot down in World War II, this secret warplane wreckage has remained untouched for 76 years
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  • 2019-11-16 22:51:21

The terrifying air battles over Darwin during World War II are sometimes forgotten in Australia's wartime memory. But new discoveries from these battles are still being made 76 years on.

Chinese soldiers don shorts and T-shirts to clean up Hong Kong's streets
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  • 2019-11-16 22:42:32

China's PLA soldiers appear in shorts and T-shirts on Hong Kong streets, helping residents clean up debris after another week of violent anti-government protests.

Prince Andrew suggests Virginia Roberts Epstein photo is fake - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 22:18:06

The Duke of York said "I'm at a loss to explain this particular photograph" in an interview with the BBC about his friendship with Jeffrey Eipstein.

Federal study shows that some heart surgeries aren't needed - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 20:27:00

Drug therapy might be as effective as common surgeries like bypasses and stents, according to new research from the federal government shows

WWII Heritage listed buildings spared as new fires ravage south-east Queensland
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  • 2019-11-16 19:20:33

Queensland firefighters awake to another day of uncertainty with more than 50 fires burning across the state as the Bureau of Meteorology warns of extreme fire danger for the south-east.

Is the Olympic Games still relevant to Australians?
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  • 2019-11-16 19:17:12

The ABC has decided not to broadcast next year's Olympic Games on radio. Is the decision justifiable?

My son was born next to an abandoned petrol station as the country burned
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  • 2019-11-16 19:17:12

By the end of my son William's first week in the world, over a million hectares of bushland had been burnt, four people had died, and at least 200 homes had been destroyed.

Mary Ann Bugg, the Aboriginal bushranger erased from Australian folklore
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  • 2019-11-16 19:15:39

Captain Thunderbolt probably wouldn't have survived as long without the help of Mary Ann Bugg, his Aboriginal partner. So why is he the only one celebrated as a folk hero?

This naval commander turned politician never wanted to impeach Trump. Until now
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  • 2019-11-16 19:14:07

Democratic congresswoman Elaine Luria is facing outraged constituents, attack ads and the possibility of losing her job after just two years.

As a serial killer terrorised Perth, suspicion turned to the mayor, the taxi driver and the public servant
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  • 2019-11-16 19:08:20

A number of men were in the frame for the shocking crimes before the breakthrough arrest of Bradley Edwards.

GoFundMe changes lives — but not everybody wins
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  • 2019-11-16 19:05:13

Australians are asking for more than $100 million for medical treatment through online fundraising platform GoFundMe, but one in five fail.

How skyscrapers are transforming Australia's suburbs
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  • 2019-11-16 19:03:20

They're fiercely opposed by some residents who say they're a blight on the landscape, but suburban high-rises are increasingly in demand.

Bill Barr's speech to the Federalist Society slams 'the left' - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 17:35:26

While the Justice Department and other federal agencies are supposed to be apolitical, Bill Barr made it clear he will protect President Donald Trump.

Leaked Chinese papers on Muslim camps have Xi Jinping speeches - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 16:40:10

The New York Times reported on more than 400 pages of leaked internal policy papers on China's Muslim detention policies.

Fox News and CNN covered Trump impeachment hearings differently - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 15:31:18

The conservative-friendly network frequently had Republican talking points on the witnesses displayed during the impeachment hearings.

Smart TVs becoming obsolete — buy a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast instead - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 14:58:00

With the rise of smart TVs, I thought there was no reason for media streaming sticks like Roku and Chromecast to exist — but I couldn't be more wrong.

Qantas flight forced to make emergency landing at NZ military base
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  • 2019-11-16 14:40:47

Passengers complain of being forced to sit in the plane on the tarmac for four hours after a flight between Melbourne and Wellington is forced to make an emergency landing at the Ohakea military base due to a mechanical issue.

How to get loans, investment, other funding for small businesses - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 14:00:00

Most small businesses don't access venture capital when they launch, but there are 12 more ways get funded. A funding expert breaks them down.

Facebook is quietly setting the stage for an unprecedented new chapter in its business - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 14:00:00

Facebook wants to get inside your wallet. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Where Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren disagree on policy - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 13:58:00

The two progressive presidential candidates have a lot in common, but diverge in several key policy areas.

McDonald's employees were shocked by CEO's termination - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 13:32:00

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook's termination as CEO following a relationship with a female coworker sent shock waves through the fast-food chain.

Robots surpassed humans at these tasks in the past decade - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 12:00:00

Thanks to leaps and bounds in the field of artificial intelligence in the past decade, robots are increasingly beating humans at our own games.

Boeing pressures FAA to re-approve 737 Max, staff beg not to fly in it - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 11:32:48

On Friday, the head of the FAA acknowledged that his staff are under pressure to speed the approval of the jet, grounded since two fatal crashes.

Next stock market crash: John Hussman lists red flags, sees 65% drop - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 11:05:00

John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's been predicting a stock collapse — makes a compelling case for an epic market crash.

Pilot seriously injured as light plane crashes into South Australian vineyard
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  • 2019-11-16 09:20:20

A pilot is taken to hospital with multiple injuries after a light plane crash at Renmark North in South Australia's Riverland.

Perth breaks temperature records as WA sizzles
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  • 2019-11-16 08:50:07

Perth breaks two weather records after four days of searing temperatures across Western Australia.

Concerns shearers 'kept on a leash' and paid in drugs, as industry conditions worsen
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  • 2019-11-16 03:15:51

Reports that some shearing contractors are paying workers in bundles of cash and drugs spark concerns about regulation in the wool industry.

David Holmes testimony: Trump asked about investigations and Ukraine - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 02:58:52

David Holmes also wrote that US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland also told Trump that Ukranian President Zelensky "loves your ass."

Pivotal facing layoffs ahead of $2.7 billion VMware acquisition - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 01:45:44

As Pivotal prepares for its acquisition by VMware, employees learned their company will face cuts. Here's what they wrote in a letter to leadership.

Man charged after allegedly lighting Ebor fire to protect cannabis crop
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  • 2019-11-16 01:26:58

After four emergency level fires on Friday, cooler weather is set to aid firefighters over the weekend, as a man is charged after allegedly lighting a fire to protect a cannabis crop.

Storms across Queensland could ignite more bushfires, BOM warns
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  • 2019-11-16 00:29:13

Storms forecast for large areas of Queensland may do more harm than good as a bushfire at Pechey, north of Toowoomba, is elevated to leave immediately status.

Bill Gates just overtook Jeff Bezos to reclaim his spot as world's richest person - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-16 00:28:30

By the end of the trading day on Friday, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' net worth was at $110 billion. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' was at $108.7 billion.

Stella's leg feels like someone is drilling into the bone, but her illness is invisible
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  • 2019-11-16 00:13:48

After years of living with unbearable, unimaginable pain 16-year-old Stella is flying to the other side of the world to undergo months of treatment her family hopes will give her the life she deserves.

Juul employees are circulating a spreadsheet of laid-off employees - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 23:50:20

Juul employees are circulating a Google spreadsheet after the company laid off 16% of its workforce this week.

Prince Andrew says he has 'no recollection' of meeting Epstein accuser
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  • 2019-11-15 23:49:19

Britain's Prince Andrew says he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with the Royal.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash victims buried in funeral - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 22:39:57

Families did not have enough notice to make it to the funeral in time, according to reports. The remains were buried at the 737 Max crash site.

US stocks surge to another record high as S&P 500 posts longest streak of weekly gains in 2 years
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  • 2019-11-15 22:25:04

US stocks surge to another record high as S&P 500 posts longest streak of weekly gains in 2 years

Trump's tax break went to GOP donor's superyacht marina in Florida - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 22:03:00

Wealthy donors Wayne Huizenga Jr. and Jeff Vinik lobbied Rick Scott, then the governor of Florida, for the lucrative tax break and won it.

Magic Leap CFO Scott Henry steps down, SVP John Gaeta has left company - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 21:55:35

"I want to let you know that Scott Henry and I have mutually decided that it is time for us to part ways," said Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz in an email.

13 mind-blowing facts that show just how expensive New York City really is - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 21:32:00

In NYC, private preschools can cost more than $50,000, the typical rent is twice what it is nationally, and homebuyers are living in basements.

'Witness intimidation in real-time': Trump attacks witness in impeachment probe
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  • 2019-11-15 21:31:10

In a tweet described as an effort by Donald Trump to not only chill her but to chill others who may come forward, the US President says everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.

Marie Yovanovitch's Trump impeachment hearing testimony: key takeaways - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-15 21:25:10

Yovanovitch took aim at Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and top brass at the State Department in her nearly seven-hour hearing on Friday.

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