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29 October 2015

Bing’s Propaganda

China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that it will abolish the country’s decades-old one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children, removing remaining restrictions that limited many urban couples …

FOX News · 11 minutes ago

child policy

(CNN)A prominent German ISIS propagandist was killed by a U.S. strike while he was traveling in a vehicle in Syria earlier this month, a U.S. official told CNN. The ISIS recruit Denis Cuspert, also known as Abu Talha …

CNN · ByPaul Cruickshank · 1 hour ago


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international tribunal ruled Thursday that it can take on a case between China and the Philippines over disputed territory in the South China Sea, overruling objections from Beijing that …

Chron · ByEugene Hoshiko ,Jim Gomez andMike Corder · 24 minutes ago

South China Sea

Berlin prosecutors said Thursday that a 32-year-old German man arrested in the disappearance of a 4-year-old Bosnian boy has confessed to killing the child after the boy’s body was found in his car. Prosecutor …

FOX News · 11 minutes ago

refugee child

VIENNA (AP) — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this week is tied to the fate of one man who’s not even at the table: President Bashar Assad. Neither Assad nor any of his representatives are in Vienna …

Chron · ByGeorge Jahn ,Bradley Klapper andBrendan Smialowski · 24 minutes ago


Edward Snowden is seen on a monitor during a live video feed at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 10, 2015. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images) The European Parliament voted Thursday to urge …

USA Today · ByJohn Bacon · 11 hours ago


CARRICKMINES, Ireland — The fire tore through the encampment, claiming the lives of 10 people from two families, including five young children and a pregnant woman. The tragedy, in the early hours of Oct. 10 in the …

New York Times · 25 minutes ago


Beirut (AFP) – Russia launched a campaign of air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad on September 30, providing air cover for government offensives in several provinces. One month into the campaign …

Yahoo News · 22 minutes ago


CNN correspondent Shasta Darlington got exclusive access to a Brazilian police raid on an illegal gold mining operation in the Amazon, and filed this report. For more on CNN’s 2 degrees climate change series, go to …

CNN · 1 hour ago


SEOUL, Oct 30 (Reuters) – North Korea is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site with an eye to conducting more tests of atomic devices in the future, a South Korean news report said on Friday, two days before the …

Thomson Reuters Foundation · 13 minutes ago

nuclear test

Mandalay, Myanmar (CNN)A candidate running for parliament representing Myanmar’s largest opposition party is in hospital with serious wounds after being attacked by men armed with swords. The attack took place …

CNN · ByIvan Watson · 5 minutes ago
BEIJING, Oct 30 (Reuters) – A former top Chinese security official in Tibet will be prosecuted for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, in a rare example of corruption-busters …

Thomson Reuters Foundation · 29 minutes ago


The death toll from acrid haze blanketing parts of Indonesia has climbed to 19, a minister said yesterday, almost double the previous figure as the crisis from widespread forest fires worsens. For nearly two months …

Live Trading News · 5 minutes ago
As world leaders, diplomats, climate activists and journalists are set to meet in Paris at the end of November for a crucial conference to tackle climate change, a group of leading indigenous peoples groups are also making …

The Huffington Post · ByLouis Belanger · 2 hours ago

Climate Warriors

A new poll shows that, despite public support for a peace deal with the FARC terrorist group, a significant portion of the population of Colombia remains uncomfortable with the idea of FARC terrorists abandoning the …

Breitbart News · 17 minutes ago

FARC Terrorists

China announced Thursday it was reversing its one-child policy, a controversial rule implemented 35 years ago aimed at taming its exploding population. While the policy has been blamed for forced sterilizations and …

NBC News · 3 hours ago

Child Policy

JERUSALEM (AP) — An American educator and peace activist who worked for coexistence and who died this week from wounds sustained in a Palestinian attack is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Facebook for …

KSL · 11 minutes ago
Two Russian warplanes edged near the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in the sea of Japan this week — forcing the Navy to send U.S. fighter jets in response, military officials said Thursday. The American aircraft …

NBC News · 11 hours ago

aircraft carrier

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The European Union and United States said on Thursday they would temporarily ease some sanctions on Belarus after its release of political prisoners and what some regard as an …

Yahoo News · ByRobin Emmott · 25 minutes ago

European Union

Germany has toughened its response to an accelerating influx of migrants, pledging to send rejected asylum seekers back to the Balkans and Afghanistan. The sharper tone from Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on …

Radio Free Europe · 2 hours ago

Balkans Migrants

A Saudi Arabian blogger, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Thursday in a gesture of support for freedom of expression in the …

Los Angeles Times · 1 hour ago


A barrage of rockets slammed late Thursday into a former military base near the Baghdad International Airport that houses an Iranian refugee group, killing three Iraqi soldiers, officials said. The Iranian exiles said at least 20 …

Ya Libnan · 11 minutes ago

Baghdad airport

LESBOS, Greece — Dead migrants float belly-up, stripped of their clothing by churning seas. On shore, wailing women search for loved ones among the shivering, wide-eyed survivors. A rescuer tries to revive a toddler …

The Columbus Dispatch · 15 minutes ago
The ongoing Vienna talks on Syria have made headlines this week for being the first to include the Iranian government. Still absent, however, is anyone from inside Syria, as neither the Assad government nor the rebels …

AntiWar · ByJason Ditz · 26 minutes ago

Syrian Involvement

MOSCOW (AP) — On the square outside the former headquarters of the KGB in Moscow, Russians on Thursday read the names of victims of political killings in Soviet times in a 12-hour-long ceremony. The ceremony …

KSL · 11 minutes ago
A child salvages what he can from his home which was destroyed by Monday’s earthquake in Chitral town, northern Pakistan, today. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge CHITRAL, Pakistan — Rehmatud Din walked 10 hours …

Toledo Blade · 27 minutes ago

Pakistan quake

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The Moldovan government lost a no-confidence vote Thursday and was dismissed by Parliament, plunging the impoverished East European country into uncertainty. Sixty-five lawmakers in …

San Francisco Gate · 2 hours ago
Earlier this week, two Russian aircraft flew within one nautical mile of the USS Reagan, prompting the U.S. Navy to scramble its jets in response. The USS Reagan was sailing in international waters east of the Korean …

The Daily Caller · 47 minutes ago

USS Reagan

The Botswanan government has finally granted asylum to 10 Eritrean footballers who defected and refused to return home after losing a 2018 World Cup qualifying match earlier this month. According to Dick Bayford … · 4 minutes ago

Grants Asylum

In 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. Nearly 99 percent of its inhabitants voted to split from the north, ending more than two decades of strife and transforming South Sudan’s brand-new capital of …

Washington Post · 14 hours ago

South Sudan

United Nations — A United Nations investigator accused Myanmar of discrimination and urged the government to take immediate action to allow minorities and migrants to vote in November elections. Yanghee Lee, the …

The Christian Science Monitor · 2 hours ago


New satellite images released by Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), show a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, before and after U.S. airstrikes hit the building. The first satellite image is from …

ABC News · 13 hours ago

Satellite Images

The ongoing tit-for-tat between Russia and Ukraine took a(nother) turn for the absurd Thursday when Russian police arrested a 58-year-old Ukrainian librarian in Moscow for allegedly “inciting ethnic hatred.” It’s a …

Slate · 39 minutes ago

Ukrainian Library

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — An autumn chill had set in and winds were blowing at 30 miles per hour (50 kph) when the wooden boat, packed with families from Syria and Iraq, set out on the short crossing from Turkey to …

San Francisco Gate · 2 hours ago
NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – An Indian court on Tuesday convicted a former driver of U.S.-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies of raping a woman passenger in New Delhi last December, a lawyer involved in …

The Huffington Post · 8 hours ago


LESBOS, Greece – Drowned migrants float on the churning sea. On shore, wailing women search for loved ones among the shivering, wide-eyed survivors. A rescuer tries to revive a toddler who lies unconscious in her …

Portland Press Herald · 42 minutes ago


For Donald Trump, it is an unfamiliar position. With Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate just hours away, he finds himself no longer at the top of the polls and uncertain of whether his verbal attacks on a …

Bloomberg · 4 hours ago

Donald Trump

A candidate running for parliament representing Myanmar’s largest opposition party is in hospital with serious wounds after being attacked by men armed with swords. The attack took place on Thursday night in Yangon …

WSBT 22 · 32 minutes ago

Burmese candidate

The US is urging Tehran to free three other Americans it is holding, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian [AP] An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he …

Al JAZEERA · 30 minutes ago


A British teenager was stabbed to death at school after a student was teased about his weight. Bailey Gwynne, 16, was killed in front of shocked classmates at Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Wednesday.

New York Daily News · 11 hours ago

fellow pupil

Moscow’s Election Commission has authorized a referendum on restoring a notorious statue of feared secret police chief Feliks Dzerzhinsky to its Soviet-era spot outside the former KGB headquarters. The city …

Radio Free Europe · 1 hour ago

Soviet Union

BEIJING — China’s Communist Party on Thursday officially ended its policy that limited most families to a single child, an acknowledgment that the 1970s population-control measure was outdated, was holding back … · 54 minutes ago
Venezuela is running out of money fast and has started selling its gold. The cash-strapped country could default by next year when lots of debt payments are due. Venezuela’s reserves, which are mostly made up of gold …

CNN Money · 12 hours ago


An airline apologized to a woman after mistakenly asking if she was pregnant. Grethe Andersen was stunned when a male air stewardess asked how many weeks pregnant she was as boarded her flight. The …

New York Daily News · 12 hours ago


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With the rains not having fallen as they normally do, water levels have dropped in a dam that supplies electricity to Zambia and Zimbabwe, causing power blackouts, business closures and …

Newser · 2 hours ago

Kariba Dam

Authorities in the U.K. apparently have a blank check to target journalists who report on terrorism. U.K. law enforcement personnel used the Terrorism Act earlier this year to obtain a judge’s order before seizing the laptop …

World Net Daily · 1 hour ago

Terrorism Act

A longtime activist who has fought for women’s rights, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, became the country’s first female president this week. Bhandari won the historic parliamentary election with 327 votes, according to NDTV.

Mashable · 12 minutes ago

female president

BUSAN, South Korea — USS Ronald Reagan pulled into South Korean navy headquarters for rest on Friday, following four days of joint exercises at sea. The exercises included training on anti-submarine and anti-surface …

Stars and Stripes · 1 hour ago

USS Ronald Reagan

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk as they stand for a group photo during the India Africa Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi sports complex in New Delhi, India …

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier · 1 hour ago


Never missing an opportunity to shoot itself in the foot, 2022 World Cup-host Qatar has adopted a new law that is more likely to convince critics that it aims to put a friendly face on its controversial kafala or sponsorship …

Eurasia Review · ByJames M. Dorsey · 1 hour ago


ACEH SINGKIL, Oct 30, 2015: When a mob of Muslims swooped on a little church deep in rural Aceh in Indonesia this month, the local police were nowhere to be seen, although they had received warnings of a possible …

The Rakyat Post · 1 hour ago

Aceh Singkil

LESBOS, Greece — On the beaches of Lesbos, children who looked as young as 4 appeared to be in shock as rescuers wrapped them with blankets to protect against the cold. They were among 242 people rescued …

Record Courier · 1 hour ago
Israeli police have carried out multiple raids against a hospital in occupied East Jerusalem over the past two days, seeking the location of a 15-year-old Palestinian protester who they’d shot, and who they accuse the …

AntiWar · ByJason Ditz · 1 hour ago

East Jerusalem

RANGOON — The National League for Democracy has been forced to relocate a rally this upcoming weekend headlined by popular party chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi, after its plan to hold the event in the shadow of …

The Irrawaddy Publishing Group · 1 hour ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said that he accepted former Menteri Besar of Perak Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s apology for making defamatory statements against him. “I …

Astro Awani · 2 hours ago


The categories in which Indonesian and Singaporean societies differ significantly are future orientation, humane orientation, and uncertainty avoidance. Jakarta, – It is a well-known fact that bosses, CEOs … · 2 hours ago

Singaporean Boss

BEIJING (Kyodo) — North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party will convene a congress next May, its first since 1980, state-run media in Pyongyang said Friday. Following the party’s 70th anniversary celebrations this year, its … · 3 hours ago


President Maithripala Sirisena held a special discussion with religious leaders of all faiths to discuss Geneva Proposals and its challenges, at the Presidential Secretariat Thursday (29). President apprised thereligious … · 4 minutes ago
What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was telling the Senate Armed Services Committee all about the Obama Administration’s new military strategy for the Middle East.

Eurasia Review · 2 hours ago


The Netanyahu government has conveniently and consistently separated the occupation of the West Bank from the repeated eruption of violence, insisting that the Palestinians’ unrest is a result of incitement by Palestinian …

OpEdNews · 2 hours ago


Moscow’s escalating militancy in Syria comes not because of careful strategic decisions but rather because Russian President Vladimir Putin is “winging this,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN …

KWCH 12 · 4 hours ago

James Clapper

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa has issued his strongest denial yet against claims he aided human rights abuses after pro-democracy protests. The Bahraini royal’s entry in the seven-man …

The Wichita Eagle Kansas · 3 hours ago

Sheikh Salman

“Could you please stop murdering us?” After all, we haredim do not go onto the Temple Mount! That’s the message for Palestinians the supposedly liberal mainstream haredi newspaper Mishpacha wrote in both Hebrew …

Shmarya Rosenberg · 4 hours ago

Temple Mount

Models for the children’s wear fashion show wait outside the venue during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start …

Columbus Telegram · 2 minutes ago
Fethullah Gulen, a reclusive religious cleric who lives in a gated-farming community in Pennsylvania, has been placed on Turkey’s most-wanted terrorist list along with leaders of the Islamic State militant group, also …

International Business Times · 10 hours ago

Fethullah Gulen

Two versions of what led to the death of Army Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler in a helicopter assault in Iraq have emerged with broad implications for future raids promised by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter against the … · 3 hours ago

Combat Role

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Dead migrants float belly-up, stripped of their clothing by churning seas. On shore, wailing women search for loved ones among the shivering, wide-eyed survivors. A rescuer tries to revive a toddler …

Stamford Advocate · 10 hours ago

Greek tragedy

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people trekking across Europe in search of a new life: All times local. 6 p.m. Britain’s Ministry of Defense says the Royal Navy has rescued …

US News and World Report · 10 hours ago

Greek island

Call them provocations, aggressions or mere maneuvers, but the actions by Russia echo the bygone Cold War, ended a quarter century ago, analysts say. Consider this year alone: Russian leader Vladimir Putin announces …

KSPR abc33 · 4 hours ago

Cold War

ISTANBUL — As we continued our broadcast in a locked control room of Bugun TV, our eyes continuously checked the glass door. Our colleagues outside were texting to us that additional police forces had entered the …

Mashable · 10 hours ago

riot police

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) – Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has put his old profession as physician to use — helping revive a young French woman on a flight to Paris. Vázquez spokesman José Luis Veiga …

Latino FOX News · 4 hours ago
In what is being heralded as a milestone, members of Nepal’s parliament elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari, as their country’s first female president. The election, which took place Wednesday, makes Bhandari only the …

NPR News · 10 hours ago

Female President

At his campaign rally in Nevada today, Donald Trump talked about supporting Israel and suggested that President Obama “hates Israel.” Like most Republicans, Trump has been very outspoken about the Iran deal …

Mediaite · ByJosh Feldman · 4 hours ago

Iran deal

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday that evidence in two recent shootings in Mexico suggests federal police killed protesting civilians and criminal suspects who were fleeing or …

Latino FOX News · 10 hours ago

Human Rights

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic …

CNBC · 11 hours ago
The forks and knives in the Israeli Knesset cafeteria have been placed out of easy reach, a move that was described by parliamentary officials as a precaution against terrorism. The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv reported …

The Blaze · BySharona Schwartz · 12 hours ago


After 35 years, China will be ending its controversial one-child policy, Xinhua news agency reports. Since 1979, Chinese couples have only been allowed to have one child, due to a government effort to control the …

People · 11 hours ago
Sporting great Ronnie O’Sullivan will try his hand at expert analysis for the first time when the prestigious UK Championship begins on Eurosport in November. The Betway UK Championship, snooker’s first …

Australia · 10 hours ago

British Eurosport

U.K. police have used powers under the Terrorism Act to seize the laptop of BBC “Newsnight” journalist Secunder Kermani, who has reported extensively on British-born jihadis. Officers obtained an order from a judge …

Washington Times · 11 hours ago

Terrorism Act

China will allow two children for every couple, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, a move that would effectively dismantle the remnants of the country’s one-child policy that had been eased in recent …

FOX 8 · 11 hours ago
Germany’s political stability and economic sway have, until recently, earned Chancellor Angela Merkel unprecedented global influence and power. Postwar Germany has become the financial powerhouse of Europe and a …

Investors Business Daily · 13 minutes ago


Several elephants in a Zimbabwe reserve were allegedly poisoned and bludgeoned by park employees. Caroline Washaya-Moyo, spokesperson for the parks and wildlife management authority, said the park rangers at …

Opposing Views · 3 hours ago


Passengers from a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767, Andres Gallegos, left, and Camilia Diaz, both of Venezuela, talk before speaking to the media, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in …

The Montana Standard · 14 minutes ago

Plane catches fire

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Britain’s Iraq war inquiry pledged in a letter released Thursday that his long-awaited report will be published next summer, disappointing the prime minister and families of slain service …

Connecticut Post · 5 hours ago

Iraq war

Interim Prime Minister and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Chairman Ahmet Davuto?lu attended a party program with controversial party deputy Abdurrahim Boynukal?n, who plotted an attack on a …

Today’s Zaman · 10 hours ago

AK Party

Copyright 2015 Cable News Network/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. North Korea’s catalog of abuses against its own people …

My Wabash Valley · 11 hours ago

North Korea

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Simone Biles is human. The proof came halfway through her beam routine at the world championships Thursday night, when a front flip ended with Biles reaching forward and squeezing the …

KX News · 15 minutes ago
SEOUL, Oct. 29 (UPI) –South Korea’s Defense Ministry denied reports that Seoul and Washington were engaged in negotiations over the possible deployment of a THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense …

United Press International · 35 minutes ago

South Korea

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people trekking across Europe in search of a new life: All times local. 4:10 p.m. Mohammed Mahouk holds a Swedish passport and yet he is …

The Roanoke Times · 11 hours ago


The latest developments in talks on ending the Syrian War (all times local). 5:30 p.m. Syrian activists and state-owned media are saying that several mortar shells have hit near the Russian Embassy in Damascus but that …

Journal-News · 11 hours ago

Syria opposition

At least seven people died and more than 30 others are missing off the coast of Lesbos, Greece, after the boat they were in capsized in stormy weather. The Greek coast guard and local fishermen were able to rescue more …

North Country Public Radio · 17 minutes ago


LAGOS, Nigeria — Lions, that symbol of Africa’s wild beauty, power and freedom, no longer roam in Mali. Or in Ivory Coast or Ghana or war-shattered eastern Congo. Or most of the rest of West Africa. Three years of …

The Columbian · 11 hours ago

West Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Kasthuri Munirathinam, a 55-year-old mother of four from southern India, was plunged into debt after borrowing money to marry off her daughters. Like many before her, she was recruited …

Athens Banner-Herald · ByNirmala George andAya Batrawy · 12 hours ago

Labor laws

ISTANBUL (AP) — As extremist violence and political uncertainty cast a shadow over Turkey, voters are looking for Sunday’s parliamentary election to usher in stability. But in a deeply polarized country, the most likely …

San Antonio Express-News · 13 hours ago


Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children …

Charisma News · 12 hours ago

Child Policy

A volunteer carries a young boy after a boat with refugees and migrants sank while crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The condition of the child is not …

The Sentinel · 14 hours ago
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has yet to question Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak over the RM2.6 billion ‘donation’ he received, more than two months after the graft buster said it would. In a written …

Malaysiakini · 14 hours ago


Malaysia is encouraging schools to teach more classes in English as manufacturers and company chiefs say a deteriorating command of the language is hurting the country’s competitiveness. Over 90 percent of the 190 …

Malaysiakini · 15 hours ago


VIENNA — Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe’s migrant influx, announced Wednesday it is joining other nations that have either erected border barriers or are planning to do so. Interior Minister …

The Boston Globe · 13 hours ago


Indian officials say their forces killed the leader of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba in Kashmir. Abu Qasim is considered responsible for several devastating attacks in India, including one in 2008 that killed 166 people …

Daily Beast · ByBruce Riedel · 12 hours ago

Mumbai Mastermind

That’s South African slang for “Hey guys, what’s up?” We recently had a chance to found out what’s up with the teens of South Africa. Some 500 high school students from across the country gathered in Johannesburg in …

KPBS · 11 hours ago

South Africa

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2015 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’ coming visit to Africa is …

Patheos · 12 hours ago

Ugandan archbishop

Arabs in Chile are attempting to disrupt that nation’s relations with Israel, saying Jerusalem’s ambassador is hindering their efforts to “defend the Palestinian people.” The Federacion Palestina de Chile claimed in an …

Jewish Press · 14 hours ago


Greek authorities have raised to seven the number of dead from a boat that capsized off the eastern island of Lesbos and are still looking for more than 30 others. The coast guard said the bodies of two children, a man …

The Boston Globe · 13 hours ago

coast guard

The Mexican government has been waging a drug war for 40 years. But in all that time, it has generated very little in terms of public and consistent data to help Mexicans understand their country’s brutal cartels—or …

Quartz · 15 hours ago

drug war

The Netanyahu administration has told New Zealand not to try its reported attempt to resurrect the “peace process” through the United Nations Security Council. New Zealand now is a non-permanent member of the …

Jewish Press · 14 hours ago
In an historic move for the country, China will be dropping its decades-old one-child policy. After a long, gradual relaxing of the policy, the government will now allow families to have two children. The BBC reports that …

MTV · 11 hours ago

Google’s Propaganda


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China Ends One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children

New York Times  – ?39 minutes ago?
BEIJING – Driven by fears that an aging population could jeopardize China’s economic ascent, the Communist Party leadership ended its decades-old “one child” policy on Thursday, announcing that all married couples would be allowed to have two …

Russian aggressions prompt ‘a new Cold War’ in rhetoric only

CNN  – ?4 hours ago?
(CNN) Call them provocations, aggressions or mere maneuvers, but the actions by Russia echo the bygone Cold War, ended a quarter century ago, analysts say.

US Navy scrambled jets as Russian warplanes approached carrier

Reuters  – ?3 hours ago?
WASHINGTON The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier scrambled four fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian warplanes as it carried out a military exercise on Tuesday in the Sea of Japan, U.S.

Political candidate attacked by sword-wielding gang in Myanmar

CNN  – ?34 minutes ago?
Mandalay, Myanmar (CNN) A candidate running for parliament representing Myanmar’s largest opposition party is in hospital with serious wounds after being attacked by men armed with swords.

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi wins EU’s Sakharov rights prize

Reuters  – ?15 hours ago?
… * Western governments want lashings cancelled. * Badawi jailed in 2012 for criticising Saudi clergy. By Robin Emmott. BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting …

Merkel’s China Diplomacy Yields Two Giant Pandas for Berlin Zoo

Bloomberg  – ?12 hours ago?
Amid a series of business and financial deals, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day trip to China yielded one very palpable, crowd-pleasing result: two giant pandas for the Berlin zoo.

Cameras at Jerusalem holy site might prove too controversial

Washington Post  – ?2 hours ago?
JERUSALEM – It seemed like a good idea on Saturday: installing surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site in an attempt to end more than a month of deadly conflict between Jews and Muslims.

Australia Paid People Smugglers to Tow Away Migrant Boats, Finds Amnesty

TIME  – ?20 hours ago?
The Australian government broke international law by paying people smugglers thousands of dollars to tow boats filled with asylum seekers away from its shores, according to new report by Amnesty International.

Brazilian soccer players sought by Toronto police for sexual assault

Fox News Latino  – ?5 hours ago?
Toronto’s police force on Thursday issued arrest warrants for two Brazilian soccer players on charges of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman.

?Fly the skies with a ‘cloud passport’: Government proposes digital trial

CNET  – ?1 hour ago?
Australia airports currently feature SmartGates to read digital passport information, but more data could soon end up in the cloud.

Turkey, Deeply Divided, Prepares to Reprise Its June Vote

Wall Street Journal  – ?1 hour ago?
ISTANBUL—As Turks head back to the polls this weekend for a rerun of the election that rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to consolidate power, the country’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse.

Pakistan Quake Survivors Need Help Rebuilding Before Winter

New York Times  – ?20 hours ago?
CHITRAL, Pakistan – Rehmatud Din walked 10 hours and scrambled through landslide debris to reach his family in this remote northwestern town that was devastated by a magnitude-7.5 earthquake this week.

Rights Group Criticizes Election of UAE, Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan to UN Human

Newsweek  – ?12 hours ago?
Venezuela was elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday, a move criticized by human rights groups. A girl stands in front of the ruins of her house, which was demolished by government officials during a special security operation called …

Tanzania Electoral Body to Present Certificate to President-elect

Voice of America  – ?5 hours ago?
October 29, 2015 4:23 PM. The chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Tanzania said John Magufuli, the candidate of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party (CCM) and winner of the October 25 presidential election, would officially be presented …

3 reasons why you should pay attention to Nepal’s first female president

Mashable  – ?1 hour ago?
Nepal’s newly elected President Bidhya Bhandari waves to supporters in Kathmandu after she was elected on Oct. 28. Image: Sunil Pradhan/NurPhoto/Associated Press.

Korea’s Park says ‘comfort women’ central to Japan summit: report

Reuters  – ?1 hour ago?
TOKYO South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the emotional issue of “comfort women”, who were forced into prostitution at Japanese wartime brothels, would be central at this weekend’s bilateral summit and key to stable ties with Japan.

Rockets near Baghdad airport kill soldiers, Iranian refugees

Washington Post  – ?1 hour ago?
BAGHDAD – A barrage of rockets slammed late Thursday into a former military base near the Baghdad International Airport that houses an Iranian refugee group, killing three Iraqi soldiers, officials said.

Aberdeen school stabbing horror: Schoolboy Bailey Gwynne gasped ‘stabbed

Scottish Daily Record  – ?21 hours ago?
POLICE are continuing to question a teenager after Bailey, described as a “gentle and caring pupil”, died following the attack in a corridor at Cults Academy.

Delayed Report on Britain’s Role in Iraq War Is Expected in Summer

New York Times  – ?6 hours ago?
LONDON – After more than six years of work and a succession of embarrassing delays, a report on Britain’s role in the Iraq war is finally taking shape and is likely to be published in June or July, its lead author said on Thursday.

Suspect admits killing boy taken from Berlin migrants center

Washington Post  – ?11 hours ago?
BERLIN – A 32-year-old German man arrested in the disappearance nearly a month ago of a 4-year-old Bosnia migrant has confessed to killing the boy, authorities said Thursday.


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