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World Jo Johnson quits as minister over Brexit
Author: 0 Jo Johnson quits as minister over Brexit

Jo Johnson's announcement on Friday afternoon that he had quit as transport minister saw pro-EU and arch-Brexiteers in the Conservative Party unite to attack the Prime Minister's stance. Johnson, 46, called it the worst failure of statecraft since the 1956 Suez canal crisis in which Britain was humiliatingly forced by the United States to withdraw its troops from Egypt.

World Death toll from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 53
Author: 0 Death toll from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 53

At the hotel there were a number of explosions . The blasts occurred near the Sahafi hotel and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) police headquarters. It is reported that the first of three explosions, however, once on the scene arrived physicians, came fourth. "There was chaos after the blast". The fatalities include soldiers, civilians and business-people, he added.

World ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker,’ Trump says of new acting attorney general
Author: 0 ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker,’ Trump says of new acting attorney general

I think Trump will announce Christie soon as the nominee for the vacancy to take some heat off of Whitaker, with McConnell scheduling the confirmation hearing for early January. The email was sent previous year by an Federal Bureau of Investigation victims' specialist to someone who the newspaper says was an alleged victim of the company, World Patent Marketing Inc., on which Whitaker served as an advisory board member.

World Bells to toll 100 times
Author: 0 Bells to toll 100 times

If it wasn't for the fighting, then we wouldn't be free. The City is partnering with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 to host "Bells of Peace" honouring the Armistice of November 11, 1918. Around 4pm you'll be able to hear the combined bells of the churches, fire station, and town hall ring 100 times. "As the built-in countdown timer reaches 11 a.m.

World At Least 23 Killed During Raging Camp Fire: Butte Sheriff
Author: 0 At Least 23 Killed During Raging Camp Fire: Butte Sheriff

It is feared some of the dead may be elderly residents who were trapped in their homes. Authorities are allowing people to give DNA samples if they are reporting a relative missing, to help identify remains that could be that of missing individuals.

World Conjoined twins successfully separated in marathon surgery in Melbourne
Author: 0 Conjoined twins successfully separated in marathon surgery in Melbourne

Head of paediatric surgery Dr Joe Crameri, who led the operation, said there had been no surprises, despite fears the girls' bowel may have been shared. While the surgery was a success, doctors say there is still a long road ahead for the girls as they grow up separated. From that point on, to avoid confusion, Nima was known as "Green" and Dawa as "Red".

World Melbourne attack: Man arrested after fire and stabbings
Author: 0 Melbourne attack: Man arrested after fire and stabbings

Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said in a television interview that the man's brother was arrested a year ago on charges of planning an attack in Melbourne and is in jail awaiting trial. Footages of the incident showed police struggling for at least a minute to contain a man wearing a dark tunic as he lunged, slashed and stabbed wildly at two officers.

World Senate, governor races vote recount ordered in Florida
Author: 0 Senate, governor races vote recount ordered in Florida

The news stood in stark contrast to the apparent posturing of the opposite by Republican officials who were complaining that Snipes, who is overseeing vote tabulation, was working to give votes to Democratic candidates in the Senate and gubernatorial elections.

World Australia revamps Pacific strategy as China looms
Author: 0 Australia revamps Pacific strategy as China looms

Australia's foreign minister raised China's internment of Uighur minorities in Xinjiang at a meeting with her Chinese counterpart on Thursday as Beijing comes under increasing worldwide scrutiny over its controversial security policy. The government on Wednesday rejected CK Group's A$13 billion (RM39.1 billion) bid for gas pipeline operator APA Group on national security concerns, a decision that has the potential to further inflame diplomatic tensions.

World Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit
Author: 0 Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

Britain's economy accelerated in the third quarter as higher exports and household spending offset slumping business investment , data showed Friday as the country hopes to imminently seal a Brexit deal. "With even Tory ministers recognising that Brexit threatens the poorest in society, our public services and Britain's place in the world, to have a Labour leader just shrug about it, then go awol (absent without leave), is nothing short of a dereliction of duty", he said.

World Saudi Coalition in Yemen, Under Pressure, Ends US Refueling
Author: 0 Saudi Coalition in Yemen, Under Pressure, Ends US Refueling

The decision came after a request from the coalition members for a cessation of U.S. refueling as they have increased their own independent capabilities to refuel aircraft inflight, the coalition said. Colonel Ahmad Ali al-Johayli, head of the Giants Brigade, said that the Yemeni army forces advanced in the northern and western parts of Hodeidah with the support of the Arab Coalition.

World Donald Trump, Emanuel Macron dodge talk of 'insult' at Paris meet
Author: 0 Donald Trump, Emanuel Macron dodge talk of 'insult' at Paris meet

He made the decision to attend in August, after determining the ninety million dollar price tag for a military parade at home was too much. As for the re-imposed sanctions on Iran, the French source said that President Trump assured his French counterpart of the effectiveness of these sanctions.

World Islamic State claims Melbourne terrorist as its own
Author: 0 Islamic State claims Melbourne terrorist as its own

The condition and injuries of the third person were not disclosed. Police say there were no signs of panic during the attack, with many people standing and taking videos with their smart phones and others trying to render first aid to the fatally injured Malaspina.

World Sri Lankan president dissolves Parliament, snap elections to be held in January
Author: 0 Sri Lankan president dissolves Parliament, snap elections to be held in January

A fortnight ago Sirisena purportedly dismissed the country's prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe , and replaced him with the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa . The current Parliament was elected in August 2015. "We will fight this dictator to the end". Sirisena had said on Monday that he had the support of 113 legislators when he sacked Wickremesinghe.

World Motorists die as they flee California wildfires
Author: 0 Motorists die as they flee California wildfires

Some 500 miles to the north, nine people were found dead in and around the Northern California town of Paradise , where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were burned down by the Camp Fire. Hospital workers and first responders evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California.

World China open for trade talks with US
Author: 0 China open for trade talks with US

Trump's administration has also accused China of interfering in United States politics, charges China strongly denies, and the two have sparred over the disputed South China Sea and self-ruled Taiwan , which China claims. Beijing said the ongoing trade war hurts both sides. Washington has protested to Beijing about recent behavior by its warships that the U.S. Navy considered unsafe.

World Delhi gasps for air as pollution gets ‘severe’
Author: 0 Delhi gasps for air as pollution gets ‘severe’

The Supreme Court had earlier allowed bursting of firecrackers from 8pm to 10pm only on Diwali in the Delhi-NCR and the sale of "green crackers" by the licensed vendors but the ruling was smoked up in the air by the Delhiites. While other cities across north India recorded AQI scores of between 300 and 350, the air was significantly better in central and southern cities - with with the air in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, deemed "satisfactory" with a AQI score of only 64.

World Erdogan: Turkey shared tapes of Khashoggi killing with Saudi, US, and others
Author: 0 Erdogan: Turkey shared tapes of Khashoggi killing with Saudi, US, and others

We gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English. Khashoggi's body has not been found, more than a month after he was killed. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the "highest levels" of the Saudi government of ordering the hit, while some officials have pointed the finger at the all-powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

World Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany
Author: 0 Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Gordon said history continues to repeat itself and even today " many people are discriminated against, starving or running for their lives". The ship came within sight of Miami but the US coast guard turned the ship away. However, about a quarter of them faced a gruesome fate of being killed in Nazi death camps, historians estimate. Louis, carrying more than 900 German Jewish passengers fleeing Nazi violence, tried to dock in Halifax, but passengers were denied asylum by then-prime ...

Author: 0 California wildfire claims 5 lives and quadruples in size

The Camp Fire began near the town of Paradise Thursday morning and by afternoon had destroyed about 1,000 structures in the town, leaving many residents fleeing on foot as the fire burned uncontrolled. Sanchez said he was in Sacramento Thursday seeing a cancer doctor when he got a call from his mother and his friends that his children had to evacuate.

World President Trump Threatens To Pull More Reporters’ Credentials
Author: 0 President Trump Threatens To Pull More Reporters’ Credentials

CNN reporter Jim Acosta tweeted a defiant message to Donald Trump from Paris on Friday, where he says he is awaiting the president's arrival. But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted out a particular video, which apparently had been doctored to appear worse - showing Acosta swatting away the intern when she tried to take his microphone away.

World 'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats
Author: 0 'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats

The first move likely belongs to Democrats. Overturning control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections has given the Democrats a new weapon to wield against Trump: the subpoena. Trump will declare himself the victor of the night and the savior of a Senate that was never in real danger of turning Democratic because he campaigned for winners in states that had voted for him (never mind the Democratic survivor in West Virginia, for example).

World Dead In California Wildfire, Hollywood Celebs Evacuated
Author: 0 Dead In California Wildfire, Hollywood Celebs Evacuated

Amid the chaotic spread of the Camp Fire in Butte County, which devastated the town of Paradise , scores of users took to social media Thursday and Friday to report missing family members and friends who live in the area. "It's hard", Cal Fire Butte County Capt. John Gaddi said. BFD spokesperson Keith May said BFD is sending one engine to assist the City of Oakland as its fire department responds to a fire on Highway 13, just south of Joaquin Miller Road.

World Summit kicks off in Moscow regarding Afghan peace process
Author: 0 Summit kicks off in Moscow regarding Afghan peace process

The Moscow meeting will examine ways to "initiate direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban", a spokesman for the High Peace Council, Sayed Ehsan Tahiri, said by phone. This week, the White House's special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad , is touring the region, tasked with pressing the Taliban and the government to form negotiating teams.

World Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor
Author: 0 Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

The footage, which was posted on Twitter, shows the warship resting on its side in shallow water near the coastline where the vessel was beached to avoid sinking. Police and the national Accident Investigation Board were investigating the accident, which took place at 0326 GMT. The Navy quickly evacuated all the crew except for 10 essential staff members to prevent a possible fuel leak.

World Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’
Author: 0 Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on November 7, 2018. The French president, who tried but failed earlier this year to talk Trump out of withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, has also voiced worries about the impact of sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran.

World Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed
Author: 0 Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed

Pompeo said in an interview with CBS Sunday that he expects to make "some real progress " when he meets with his counterpart, including on the potential summit , "where we can make substantial steps towards denuclearization". North Korea's foreign ministry has warned that Pyongyang will "seriously" consider reviving its nuclear weapons program unless the sanctions are lifted.