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Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having Fun Hailing Assault On Reporter
News ImageEric Trump insisted Friday on Fox News that his father was simply having "fun"
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:41:09 -0400
New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation
News ImageLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:25:13 -0400
Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race
News ImageThe race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:30:18 -0400
Photos of the week: 10/12 - 10/19
News ImageFallout over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi captured
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:00:00 -0400
Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing Date
News ImageFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in court in a wheelchair
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:01:31 -0400
A $215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist Abuse
News ImageAbout 500 current and former students have now made accusations against Tyndall
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:51:15 -0400
At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India
News ImageVideo footage from the scene showed hundreds had gathered to watch the burning of an effigy as part of the Dussehra festival celebrations, when a commuter train ran through the crowd. The toll can rise," State police chief Suresh Arora told Reuters, adding emergency officials were still trying to ascertain the extent of the disaster on the outskirts of Amritsar in Punjab state. A Reuters witness at the scene saw bodies of victims strewn around rail tracks, friends and relatives stood around in shock, many were sobbing and appeared distraught.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:49:46 -0400
Afghanistan elections delayed in Kandahar as nation braces for polling day violence
News ImageVoting for parliamentary elections in Afghanistan's second city has been postponed after a key security official was assassinated and the country braced for widespread insurgent violence on polling day. Taliban commanders on Friday tried to further disrupt the election by issuing a nationwide demand for people to remain at home rather than head to the polls. The vote is seen as a test of president Ashraf Ghani's grip on the country after a grim year of soaring casualties among his forces and civilians and further encroachment by a buoyant Taliban. Dr Ghani's weary international backers, particularly Donald Trump, are desperate for signs of stability and progress after 17-years of pouring troops and money into the country. Yet preparations were dealt a severe blow on Thursday when Kandahar's powerful police chief, Gen Abdul Raziq, was shot dead in an insider attack claimed by the Taliban. Election workers prepare for the country's third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted Credit: Reuters Gen Raziqhad been a bastion against Taliban encroachment in the region with a ruthless campaign against the insurgents which had largely stabilised Kandahar and made him the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan. The attack at a meeting with US commander, Gen Scott Miller, killed the local intelligence chief and critically wounded the provincial governor, wiping out the local leadership at a stroke. Kandahar, once considered the stronghold of the Taliban movement, was on edge the day after the attack, as funerals were held and officials decided to postpone voting for a week. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt an election they declare a sham and its military council issued a statement warning voters that participation in this process is aiding the invaders. It ordered Afghans to remain indoors and desist from bringing out any means of transport. A bloody or badly flawed election is predicted to strengthen the Taliban's hand in fledgling talks to find a political settlement to the conflict. More than nine million Afghans are registered to vote in what is only the third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted after the 9/11 attacks. Around 2,500 candidates are standing for 249 seats in a parliament which has in the past decade gained a reputation for graft and greed. This year's polls have already been delayed since 2015 because of rifts within Dr Ghani's government and rows how to clean up the voting system. The vote sees a new generation of election hopefuls, many younger and better educated than previous candidates, take on an old guard frequently tainted with accusations of corruption or involvement in the bloodshed of the 1990s civil war. But the new generation also contains a raft of candidates whose fathers were formerly some of the country's most prominent Mujahideen warlords of the 1990s, and who have been towering figures of Afghan life for decades. This year's voting lists include children of notorious leaders including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Uzbek strongman Gen Abdul Rashid Dostum, and the Herat powerbroker Ismail Khan. Jamaluddin Hekmatyar, whose father is remembered for indiscriminately bombardingKabul as he squabbled with his former comrades in the 1990s, is standing as a member of his father's Hezb-e Islami party. The 42-year-old told the Telegraph he had not gained his candidacy through nepotism and wanted to represent the people and fight for their rights. I have learned from my father to fight for our values, each nation has the right to be independent and we must fight for a good future, no matter how long that fight would be but we should resist. He said it was not for him to answer for the deeds of the Mujahideen commanders. I think its not a good analysis if we say only Mujahideen leaders committed mistakes here, we should note foreigners role in Afghanistan too. The possible rise of children whose fathers presided over the destruction of the 1990s is eyed warily by many Afghans. There will be no deference between the Mujahideen leaders and their children, said one Herat resident who lost two uncles during the barbarity of the 1990s, they are just a shadow of their dads. Mujahideen leaders want to rule their policies through their children. They are all educated in the West by the money that their dads received by selling the blood of innocent Afghans.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:41:03 -0400
Thousands of Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border
News ImageThousands of US-bound Honduran migrants remained stranded Saturday after spending the night on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said he would meet Saturday with his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales to discuss the next steps in the crisis, which has triggered escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric from US President Donald Trump.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:37:30 -0400
Houston Chronicle Endorses Beto O'Rourke For U.S. Senate
News ImageAfter a long history of endorsing Republican candidates, the Houston Chronicle
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:57:02 -0400
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion
News ImageThe Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a record $1 billion ahead of Friday
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:15:52 -0400
What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6
News ImageJordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:46:25 -0400
Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report
News ImageThe Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:32:14 -0400
The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying
News ImageSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:59:50 -0400
Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery
News ImageIn total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:53:17 -0400
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