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World China Opens International Import Expo, Promises to Buy More
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As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up policy, the Asian power, by holding the expo for imports, will try to brush aside criticism that Chinese markets are closed given that they are mainly controlled by the government.

World Newlywed couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding
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The helicopter's pilot was also killed when the aircraft struck a rural hillside. "We ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers", said a tweet from the school paper. On social media, wedding attendees have been posting their condolences in the captions of wedding photos. Other videos showed Ackerman, wearing her white wedding gown, dancing with her bridesmaids and kissing her Byler seating in a chair at their wedding reception earlier in the evening.

World Khashoggi's body parts transported in suitcases
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The report said chemist Ahmed Abdulaziz Aljanobi and toxicologist Khaled Yahya Al Zahrani were a part of the 11-member Saudi team that arrived in Istanbul on October 11, according to "reliable sources". Two of the team of 11 investigators, which included chemistry and toxicology specialists, "came to Turkey for the sole goal of covering up evidence", said the official.

World Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord
Author: 0 Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord

Theresa May has reportedly secured a "secret" Brexit deal that will keep all of the United Kingdom in a customs union and avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland . Earlier on Monday, the Irish deputy prime minister, Simon Coveney, tweeted: "The Irish position remains consistent and v clear⁩ that a "time-limited backstop" or a backstop that could be ended by United Kingdom unilaterally would never be agreed to by IRE or EU".

World Wisconsin town mourns 3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in crash
Author: 0 Wisconsin town mourns 3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in crash

A candlelight vigil was held for the victims at Halmstead Elementary School, where two of the deceased girls attended, on Sunday night. Police said 21-year-old Colten Treu was driving a pick-up truck that left the road and hit the troop. Hinkle's mother, Sara Jo Schneider, 32, was also killed. The head of Girl Scouts of the US says "our hearts are broken" after three Girl Scouts and an adult were struck and killed in what authorities say was a hit-and-run crash along a rural Wisconsin ...

World Obama zings hecklers at a campaign rally for Florida Democrats
Author: 0 Obama zings hecklers at a campaign rally for Florida Democrats

Former president Barack Obama on Friday decried as a "political stunt" Donald Trump's plan to send thousands of U.S. soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country. Obama said the deployment was serving to 'get folks angry and ginned up, ' adding: 'There's just constant fearmongering to distract from the record'.

World As US sanctions resume, Iran starts annual air defense drill
Author: 0 As US sanctions resume, Iran starts annual air defense drill

He further stepped up the rhetoric, comparing Iran's situation in the 1980s war against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with the current one and President Donald Trump's move to reinstate United States sanctions. THE oil market's two-year bull run is running into one of its biggest tests in months, facing a tidal wave of supply and growing worries about economic weakness sapping demand worldwide.

World Sri Lanka rivals woo defectors in bid to end impasse
Author: 0 Sri Lanka rivals woo defectors in bid to end impasse

Wickremesinghe was sacked mainly over the accusation that he had failed to take strong steps to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena . But Sirisena's suspension order leaves him with no option but to seek the consent of the president to recall the assembly. "We are witnessing the breakdown of democracy in Sri Lanka".

World Man-eating tigress shot dead in India
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A statement explained that a tranquilliser dart was sacked at the animal. The tigress is said to have killed 13 persons in Pandharkawda. The PCCF order had stated that tigress' cubs should be tranquillised first, as opposed to the CCF order which said the big cat should be tranquillised first.

World Nigerian Army embraces Trump's words to justify killing protesters
Author: 0 Nigerian Army embraces Trump's words to justify killing protesters

The army tweeted the section of Trump's press conference Thursday when the president said that if migrants in the caravan throw rocks , American troops stationed at the border should "consider it a rifle". The Nigerian army says six protesters have been killed, but the protest group itself says dozens died, and rights group Amnesty International says the true number is 45.

World Mayor of Utah city killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Mayor of Utah city killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

I'm struggling for words.This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation". Taylor became mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people 46 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2013. "A news conference will be held tomorrow morning". Lee wrote, "Utahns who never had the privilege of meeting Brent will learn what kind of man North Ogden and the Taylor family have lost, and will join them in grieving his tragic loss".

World Brexit fraying UK-Irish relations, Varadkar warns
Author: 0 Brexit fraying UK-Irish relations, Varadkar warns

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab met with leaders of the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein, and visited the all-but-invisible border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

World Australia says will remove asylum seeker children from Nauru immigration camps
Author: 0 Australia says will remove asylum seeker children from Nauru immigration camps

A number of families have already been transferred off Nauru and are reportedly being housed in Adelaide. Dutton's comments came after Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that his government is working "quietly" to remove the remaining children on Nauru, where they were sent as part of Australia's strict immigration policies.

World Erdogan: Order to kill Khashoggi 'came from highest levels of Saudi govt.
Author: 0 Erdogan: Order to kill Khashoggi 'came from highest levels of Saudi govt.

The adviser, Yasin Aktay, said that's why the body of Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist and USA resident, was cut into pieces. Aktay's statement comes after the first official acknowledgement from the Istanbul chief prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, on Wednesday that Khashoggi's body was "dismembered and destroyed" after his death at the hands of a team of Saudi officials who flew in from Riyadh to kill him.

World United Nations chief appeals for end to Yemen war, outlines next steps
Author: 0 United Nations chief appeals for end to Yemen war, outlines next steps

Aviation at the airport and global aid efforts are unaffected, Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a phone interview that was broadcast live. Col. Al-Maliki reaffirmed that the Sanaa International Airport is still open to United Nations and relief air traffic, and that all preventative measures were taken in the targeting operation.

World Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor
Author: 0 Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group has injected racism directly into the Georgia governor's race , a tight contest already the subject of race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression . "I don't want to go in those waters". Oprah also gave an impassioned speech in Marietta, calling on people to vote and saying , "For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote, and you are choosing not to vote - wherever you are in this state, in ...

World Chinese economic espionage is target of new Justice Department initiative
Author: 0 Chinese economic espionage is target of new Justice Department initiative

Chen was originally a top executive at Micron, then moved to lead UMC, and subsequently became president of Fujian Jinhua. Last week, the Commerce Department imposed sanctions on Fujian Jinhua. "China is back as the most prolific nation-state actor conducting industrial espionage via cyber and non-cyber means", he said. The Taiwanese company partnered with the Chinese company Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co.

World Internet shutdown was the highest in India in 2018
Author: 0 Internet shutdown was the highest in India in 2018

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang denied the content of the report was accurate, however. Lessons from China: China had the worst record of any country in 2018. Internet controls within China reached new extremes in 2018, according to the report, with the implementation of the Cybersecurity Law and upgrades to surveillance technology, The law requires network operators and social media companies to register users under their real names and to ensure that all data about Chinese ...

World Strong early voting numbers in Louisiana ahead of election
Author: 0 Strong early voting numbers in Louisiana ahead of election

During the last midterm election, almost 3.19 million Floridians cast their ballots before Election Day. This year's turnout handily surpassed in person turnout for the 2014 midterm and 2012 presidential elections. Early voting shows an impressive surge in voting among the younger demographic - but it's because they generally don't vote in large numbers historically.

World Oprah Winfrey to campaign for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s governor’s race
Author: 0 Oprah Winfrey to campaign for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s governor’s race

The contentious gubernatorial race between Abrams, a former leader in the state House of Representatives, and her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp , has been marred by accusations of voter suppression . She added a note to the throng of media gathered for the event, urging against any reboot of recent speculation that she might run for president in 2020.

World Rep. John Lewis gets
Author: 0 Rep. John Lewis gets "Happy" at an event for Stacey Abrams

Abrams is looking to maximize turnout among nonwhites, liberal urban whites and just enough whites everywhere else, including a smattering of moderates and suburban Republicans who are disenchanted with Trump - a considerable overlap with the fan base that propelled Winfrey to her billionaire icon status.

World NYPD Detectives Focus on Timeline in Saudi Sisters' Death
Author: 0 NYPD Detectives Focus on Timeline in Saudi Sisters' Death

Investigators on Friday shared new details in the deaths of two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies were found in a New York City river . As indicated by the AP, the two sisters had moved with their family to Fairfax from Saudi Arabia in 2015.

World Indonesia Plane Crash Mystery: Boeing 737 Max Flight Recorder Found
Author: 0 Indonesia Plane Crash Mystery: Boeing 737 Max Flight Recorder Found

No official body count has been released. Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said divers had already gone down to check the location from where the signal was picked up by a search and rescue team late on Tuesday but was contending with strong currents.

World Human Rights Watch: North Korean women face sex abuse in marketplaces
Author: 0 Human Rights Watch: North Korean women face sex abuse in marketplaces

It reveals an oppressive world where officials - from police officers and prison guards to market supervisors - faced virtually no consequences for their routine abuse of women. 'But we are human, and we feel it, ' she said. "Sometimes", she said of the psychological torment from such abuse, "out of nowhere, you cry at night and don't know why".

World Khashoggi's Remains Dissolved in Acid for Easier Disposal
Author: 0 Khashoggi's Remains Dissolved in Acid for Easier Disposal

Details of the murder of The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi continue to get grimmer. Gruesome reports allege that he was murdered and his body dismembered by the team sent from Saudi Arabia to silence the Washington Post columnist for criticising MbS.

World Venice Hit by Worst Flooding in a Decade
Author: 0 Venice Hit by Worst Flooding in a Decade

Italian media said it was the second time this century that the basilica had been flooded, and just the fifth time it had seen such high water within the body of the cathedral in its 1,000-year history. The project, nicknamed Moses, is long delayed, beset by cost overruns and corruption scandals. The Italian news agency ANSA described a "massacre of yachts" in the town of Rapallo, near Genoa, where dozens of boats moored in the port broke loose and crashed against the shore, or were driven out ...

Author: 0 Khashoggi's body cut into pieces and 'dissolved'

The latest details came as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the order to kill Khashoggi came from the "highest levels" of the Saudi government. Held at the Mayflower Hotel, the memorial was organized by the Justice for Jamal Khashoggi campaign.

World 7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

The attackers " killed seven people and wounded 14, all of whom are in the Sheikh Fadel hospital in Beni Mazar" about 120 miles south of Cairo , Bishop Makarios of Minya told Agence France-Presse. Egypt's Copts have in the past accused the authorities of making only token gestures to protect them from such attacks. The Interior Ministry maintained that only one bus was attacked, but the latest statement by the church said three buses were targeted and put the death toll at 7 and the ...