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30 October 2015

Bing’s Propaganda

At least 27 people were killed and more than 180 hospitalized with injuries on Friday after a heavy metal band’s pyrotechnical show sparked a fire inside a nightclub in Romania, officials said. Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea …

FOX News · 18 minutes ago
(CNN)A video purportedly from ISIS surfaced online Friday and shows the terrorists beheading four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in retaliation for the daring raid by U.S.-led coalition forces last week in northern Iraq. At the …

CNN · BySteve Almasy · 13 minutes ago


BEIJING — Three years after she became a national symbol of the abuses of China’s strict family planning policy, Feng Jianmei finally had a second daughter in August. Ms. Feng had a stillborn child in 2012 after local …

New York Times · ByEdward Wong · 19 minutes ago

Child Rule

The U.S. will send a small number of U.S. special operations forces into Syria as part of a shift in its strategy against ISIS, White House officials announced Friday. President Barack Obama has authorized a contingent of …

NBC News · 2 hours ago

Operations Forces

JERUSALEM — After more than a week of local and international condemnation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel issued a statement on Friday retracting his accusation that it was a Palestinian cleric who …

New York Times · 1 hour ago

Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

A fourth Iranian-American has been arrested by Iranian security forces as the Islamic Republic begins implementing a nuclear deal struck with world powers, according to reports. Siamak Namazi, a 40-year-old Dubai-based …

FOX News · 40 minutes ago


Greece’s prime minister angrily condemned Europe’s response to the refugee crisis Friday, accusing leaders of “crocodile tears” after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks. Alex Tsipras expressed “endless grief” at the …

NBC News · ByAlastair Jamieson · 11 hours ago

Migrant Crisis

Rappers Mister X and N’dat Bouwaner at Nouakchott’s Relax cafe. (Photo: Erin Conway-Smith, GlobalPost) NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Mister X, hip hop impresario of Nouakchott, tells the history of slavery in rap. In a …

USA Today · 14 hours ago


Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching has decried the police’s move to charge Bersih chief Maria Chin Abdullah under the Peacefully Assembly Act next Tuesday while organisers of a counter-protest dubbed the red shirts rally remain at …

Malaysiakini · 22 minutes ago

red shirts

North Korea has a new business model that is beating U.N. sanctions — selling forced labor abroad. For a fee to the North Korean government, companies have been able to buy workers without any concern for safety …

The Inquisitr · 24 minutes ago

North Korea

A Syrian activist who helped produce a blog dedicated to exposing Islamic State crimes against the residents of Raqqa was found beheaded along with another young activist at their apartment in Sanliurfa in southern …

The Miami Herald · 13 minutes ago

Islamic State

TAL ABYAD, Syria — When Islamic State fighters fled this northern Syrian town in June, they took with them the electricity generators, the water pumps, the hospital equipment and pretty much everything else that had …

Stars and Stripes · 20 minutes ago

Tal Abyad

The proposed construction of 4,000 houses for Tamils engaged in the plantation sector in Sri Lanka may finally see light at the end of the tunnel, The Hindu newspaper reported. Cleared by the Indian government nearly four …

Colombo Gazette · 29 minutes ago

Indian houses

DAMMAM: The Housing Ministry has announced it would soon hand over 20,000 properties to citizens in the Eastern Province. Shaher Al-Sahli, general manager of the ministry in the Eastern Province, said that 13,000 …

Bhatkallys · 17 minutes ago

Eastern Province

President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of a small group of U.S. special operations forces to northern Syria to support local fighters battling Islamic State militants. The White House says it is not changing …

Voice of America · 21 minutes ago

Operations Forces

The Islamic State claimed this week it had beheaded four captive soldiers from the Kurdish Peshmerga at the site of the October 22 raid by American and Kurdish forces. On Friday, it released video proof. The raid on an …

Breitbart News · 9 minutes ago


A small group of Muslim refugees pray at sunset on the small island of Nauru. Australia has made no secret of the fact it is in talks with a number of countries about taking refugees now living in the tiny state of Nauru …

The Rakyat Post · 23 minutes ago


The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots on the ground, even as U.S., Russian and other diplomats pressed a new peace effort …

The State South Carolina’s Homepage · ByBradley Klapper · 14 minutes ago


The United States has condemned a rocket attack outside Baghdad that killed at least 23 Iranian opposition members and Iraqi soldiers and urged Iraq to pursue those responsible. Iraqi police said about 15 rockets hit …

Radio Free Europe · 1 hour ago


Iran signaled on Friday that it favored a six-month “transition” period in Syria followed by elections to decide the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, an apparent concession ahead of the first peace conference Tehran was …

Ya Libnan · 19 minutes ago


BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its “provocative acts” in the disputed …

Brainerd Dispatch · 2 minutes ago

South China Sea

The 50 or so U.S. Special Operations Forces being sent to northeast Syria will not be advising Syrian rebels on the front lines engaging in combat or conducting special operations raids, a Defense Department official said …

ABC News · ByLuis Martinez · 3 hours ago


Australia’s government refused to comment on a report Saturday that said it was considering resettling refugees it currently houses on two Pacific islands in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan. Canberra has made no …

Yahoo News · 38 minutes ago


The arrest of an Iranian-American oil executive in Iran added to signs that hard-liners are trying to block foreign investors from entering the Islamic Republic in the wake of the nuclear deal, Farnaz Fassihi and Jay Solomon …

The Wall Street Journal · 27 minutes ago

American Oil Executive

President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of a small group of U.S. special operations forces to northern Syria to support local fighters battling Islamic State militants. The White House says it is not …

Voice of America · 1 hour ago

Islamic State

More than 55,000 election monitors are preparing for Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Turkey. Tensions are high, with Turkish Kurds bracing for possible violence as the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

Voice of America · 1 hour ago

Turkish Election

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

New York Daily News · 11 hours ago

fellow pupil

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may not have secured much from during his United States visit beyond a reference to the Kashmir dispute with India in the joint statement and another on “tensions with India,” but …

Eurasia Review · 35 minutes ago


CINCINNATI (AP) — The last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere began a journey Friday from Ohio to its ancestral southeast Asian homeland on a mission to help preserve the critically endangered species. The …

Chron · ByJohn Minchillo andDan Sewell · 3 hours ago

Sumatran Rhino

The father of a young San Francisco man who mysteriously vanished in London last week made a desperate plea to locals to “take good care of him” on the day police found a dead body near where he was last seen. Josh …

New York Daily News · 5 hours ago

train tracks

Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu (L), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (3rd L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pose during a photo opportunity before …

Ya Libnan · 52 minutes ago


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has strongly denounced the Catholic priests and bishops who “defamed” Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero after his murder in a campaign that delayed his beatification until last …

Portland Press Herald · 55 minutes ago


Kazakhstan and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to support action on climate change and renewable energy solutions in the region …

Eurasia Review · 50 minutes ago

Pacific Voice

Marco Rubio’s highly-touted debate performance on Wednesday has already yielded tangible benefits: The Republican presidential candidate has snagged the support of mega-donor Paul Singer, in a move that could …

Bloomberg · 3 hours ago


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 millions before her, she was … · ByNirmala George andAya Batrawy · 43 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is deploying a small contingent of special operations forces into northeastern Syria to help local opposition groups beat back the Islamic State, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated …

Centre Daily · 32 minutes ago
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – This isn’t about history for Kohei Uchimura. This is about national pride, the perpetual chase of perfection and respect for his own considerable gifts. Whether the Japanese star is the greatest …

KX News · 34 minutes ago

Kohei Uchimura

NEW YORK (AP) – Raul A. Mondesi became the first player to make his major league debut in the World Series. The 20-year-old, added to Kansas City’s roster on Tuesday, pinch hit in the fifth inning Friday night with the …

KX News · 34 minutes ago

Raul Mondesi

TBILISI — The Georgian State Security Service (SDSS) says it is looking into leaked wiretapped recordings — apparently featuring the voice of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili — as part of an investigation into an alleged …

Radio Free Europe · 6 hours ago
Tina Healy, a transgender woman in Australia, says she has to come out to her mother with dementia every few weeks because her mom’s memory is beginning to deteriorate. But her mom’s “same, beautiful response …

ABC News · 6 hours ago


BUCHAREST, Romania — An explosion and flames on a stage at a Bucharest nightclub on Friday left 27 people dead and 180 hospitalized with injuries, a Romanian official said. Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea said the …

The Columbus Dispatch · 52 minutes ago
Beijing — The 18th century Englishman of letters Samuel Johnson once remarked that “a dog walking on his hind legs … is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.” Much the same could be said of …

The Christian Science Monitor · ByPeter Ford · 11 hours ago


WASHINGTON — The United States escalated its fight against Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots on the ground, even as U.S., Russian and other diplomats pressed a …

The Columbus Dispatch · 59 minutes ago
The scenes on Wednesday, all broadcast live, were unimaginable in an even fourth-world country. From the early hours on, a large police force, including plainclothes officers, assembled at the gates of the headquarters of …

The Huffington Post · ByYavuz Baydar · 5 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children. U.N. humanitarian …

The Huffington Post · 13 hours ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are tracking down two men believed to be linked to the kidnapping of a boy, who is an Indonesian national, in Kampung Padang Balang, Off Jalan Sentul here this afternoon. Wangsa Maju …

Astro Awani · 1 hour ago


ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Friday they are racing against time to send relief supplies, including blankets, tents and food to the country’s quake-affected rugged northwest amid forecasts of heavy …

KSL · ByMunir Ahmed · 1 hour ago
BUCHAREST, Romania — At least 27 people died and 155 were injured when a fire broke out at a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, late Friday, police said. Earlier, police had told CNN that 36 people had been killed.

Q 13 Fox · 1 hour ago

crowded nightclub

Throughout the Saudi war against Yemen, now in its seventh month, there have been a few shipments, by sea, of additional bombs and other equipment to the Saudi military. Suggesting the ever-escalating war may finally …

AntiWar · ByJason Ditz · 1 hour ago

Saudis Continue

Irvine resident Masoud Dolati was holding out hope Friday that his cousin is still alive and unharmed after Iranian militants launched rockets Thursday at her resistance group’s camp in Iraq. The 42-year-old woman …

Orange County Register · 1 hour ago

Iranian immigrants

India must acquire the status of world capital for spiritual tourism. This was the gist of the conference on spiritual tourism for sustainable development, with the slug, India – The Land of Gods, organized by the PHD …

E TN Global Travel Industry News · 1 hour ago

spiritual tourism

Representatives from the United Nations, European Union, and 17 countries gathered in Vienna on Friday to discuss a potential cease-fire in Syria. The conference was led by Secretary of State John Kerry, but did not …

Daily Beast · 1 hour ago

Cease Fire

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed the communique issued by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Caucus on the so-called political developments in the nation as a rehash of the opposition …

Osun Defender · 1 hour ago


The absence of a credible leadership in the terror sect, Boko Haram, is putting the federal government off negotiating with the group on the release of the Chibok school girls, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in …

Osun Defender · 1 hour ago

Boko Haram

The heads of state of China, Japan, and South Korea are scheduled to meet Sunday for the first trilateral talks in three years. They are expected to focus on trade, their relationships with North Korea, and war history that …

Breitbart News · 3 hours ago

South Korea

BEIRUT — A prominent member of a secretive monitoring group in Syria that works to expose Islamic State atrocities in the war-ravaged country was found dead Friday along with a friend in southern Turkey, activists …

Stars and Stripes · 2 hours ago

Islamic State

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian-American businessman who advocated better ties between Iran and the U.S. reportedly has been arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, becoming the fourth U.S. citizen known …

Rocky Mount Telegram · 1 hour ago
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local. 8:30 p.m. Greek authorities have raised the death toll from Wednesday’s …

Killeen Daily Herald · 2 hours ago

Greek authorities

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (UPI) –Edward Snowden said the United States spies on ally South Korea as part of its massive surveillance network called “Five Eyes.” Speaking from Moscow via video, Snowden made the remarks …

United Press International · 10 hours ago
Yemen and Oman are bracing for impacts from strengthening Tropical Cyclone Chapala (04A) in the Arabian Sea. Tropical Cyclone Chapala (04A) currently has sustained winds equal to that of a Category 4 hurricane in …

E TN Global Travel Industry News · 3 hours ago


An explosion and ensuing flames on a stage at a Bucharest nightclub on Friday left 27 people dead and 180 hospitalized with injuries, Romania’s interior minister said. Medics arrived on the scene to try and resuscitate …

9News · 12 minutes ago

Romanian Club Explosion

Coming shifts in the U.S. military’s footprint in Europe will include sending warplanes and support troops into Turkey to help fight Islamic State militants and moving more heavy Army equipment into Eastern Europe to …

Military Times · 10 hours ago
The United Nations General Assembly has again elected repressive dictatorships and authoritarian regimes to its human rights council, eliciting rebukes from rights groups. Eighteen countries were selected on …

The Washington Free Beacon · 11 hours ago

Human Rights

Greece’s prime minister angrily condemned Europe’s response to the refugee crisis Friday, accusing leaders of “crocodile tears” after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks. Alex Tsipras expressed “endless grief” …

Time · 11 hours ago

Aegean Sea

Just days after closing a contentious meeting of bishops from around the world, Pope Francis turned his attention Tuesday to more domestic but equally contentious affairs. He issued a stern warning to Vatican bureaucrats …

The Kansas City Star · 11 hours ago


(AllHipHop News) Berlin-based rapper Deso Dogg turned ISIS propagandist Abu Talha al-Almani was reportedly killed by airstrikes in Syria earlier this month. According to CNN, missiles from U.S. led coalition forces hit …

All HipHop · 10 hours ago


For the first time, Iran is joining international talks on Syria’s future, sending a team to meet with diplomats Friday in Vienna. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s hopeful about a process that he calls “very …

NPR News · ByBill Chappell · 11 hours ago
Women in Central America and Mexico are continuing to flee their countries in rising numbers, according to a new report by the United Nations, warning the United States needs to act urgently as refugees flee their …

Latino FOX News · ByBryan Llenas · 11 hours ago

Central America

The U.S. will deploy special operations forces to Syria, defense officials said Friday, hours before President Barack Obama was expected to confirm what will be a major shift in its anti-Islamic State group efforts. Fewer …

US News and World Report · 10 hours ago

Special Forces Deployment

BEIRUT (AP) — A barrage of missiles slammed into an overcrowded suburb of the Syrian capital, killing at least 40 people on Friday, activists said, as world powers convened in Vienna for talks on how to resolve the …

Newser · ByZeina Karam · 12 hours ago

Syria talks

The Bugün and Millet dailies, which were forcibly taken over on Wednesday by a number of trustees appointed by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government following a controversial court decision, were …

Today’s Zaman · 11 hours ago

AK Party

CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 30 (UPI) –Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened to sue the United States over a declaration that his country is a threat to U.S. national security. In a televised address Thursday …

United Press International · 12 hours ago


LONDON (AP) — Shaker Aamer, the last British detainee at Guantanamo Bay, has been released and is on his way back to the UK, Britain’s Foreign Secretary said Friday. Philip Hammond made the announcement …

The Boston Globe · 12 hours ago
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy points out as he delivers a statement at the Moncloa palace, the premier’s official resident, in Madrid, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Rajoy promised Tuesday to defend Spain’s unity by all …

The Sentinel · 12 hours ago
Hong Jiang dreamed of having a second child, a sister for her daughter, two little girls who could comb one another’s hair and giggle on the way to school. But China had a one-child policy, so Jiang had only one. On …

The Boston Globe · ByMaria Sacchetti · 12 hours ago

child policy

A mother and her four children failed in their appeal to quash the National Registration Department’s (NRD) decision of rejecting their bid to change their names and remove the word ‘Islam’ from their identity cards. The …

Malaysiakini · 13 hours ago

Mohd Baser

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that the delegations involved in Syrian peace talks will meet again in two weeks, adding that the parties involved have reached some common understanding during the …

KSPR abc33 · 11 hours ago

Syria talks

The U.S. plans to send a small team of Special Operations forces to Syria, according to multiple news reports. President Barack Obama has authorized “fewer than 50” Special Operations forces to deploy to northern … · 11 hours ago

Operations Forces

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 … · 12 hours ago

Combat Role

An Israeli worker hangs up a billboard with a portrait of late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally for the 20th anniversary of his assassination at Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Oct. 30 …

The Sentinel Cumberlink · 13 hours ago
British police said on Friday they had arrested a second teenager in connection with a cyber attack on broadband provider TalkTalk. London’s Metropolitan Police said the 16-year old boy had been arrested at an address in …

CNBC · 12 hours ago

British police

For the third time in close to a year, Kenya announced plans to deregister civil society groups, this time including the well-respected Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) which pioneered human rights …

Human Rights Watch · 11 hours ago
Phyu Phyu Nyunt is running for a seat in the Rangoon regional parliament for the National Unity Party, successor to the BSPP. Phyu Phyu Nyunt is a Rangoon regional parliament candidate for the National Unity Party …

The Irrawaddy Publishing Group · 40 minutes ago


MADRID: A Spanish court on Friday convicted a couple of drugging and suffocating their 12-year-old adopted Chinese daughter, in a case that has drawn the attention of Beijing. Rosario Porto, a former lawyer, and her …

Astro Awani · 1 hour ago

Chinese daughter

Washington (CNN)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 …

CNN · 7 hours ago

Vladimir Putin

At least 27 people died and 155 were injured when a fire broke out at a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, late Friday, police said. Earlier, police had told CNN that 36 people had been killed. The cause of the fire at the …

WLWT 5 · 2 hours ago

Student Athletes

On Wednesday Lesbos was in the news again — more refugees died in another tragic incident here on the edge of Europe. Instead of crossing from Turkey to Greece in a normal boat or ferry, refugees and migrants …

Public Radio International · 12 hours ago


History has a jolly habit of repeating itself as surrealist farce. Is it 1683 all over again, with the Ottoman Empire laying siege to Vienna just to be defeated by the “infidels” at the last minute? No; it’s 2015 and a Caliph …

OpEdNews · ByPepe Escobar · 1 hour ago


Somewhere in Havana, Cuba, teens are grinding the rails on American skateboards—even though there are no skate shops on the island. The exchange of skateboarding equipment started informally, after Miles Jackson …

The Atlantic · 11 hours 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 · 1 day ago


The Obama administration is expected to announce a small deployment of U.S. special operations forces to go to Syria to train and assist rebel forces in fighting the Islamic State. NBC News reports that a senior U.S.

The Blaze · 10 hours ago

Islamic State

In Porto Velho, the capital of Brazil’s state of Rondônia, sits a complex of 10 prisons. Inside the overcrowded jails are thieves, murderers and rapists. Prison life is stressful, if not deadly. The Association for the …

Washington Post · 10/28/2015

Prison life

Ukraine has negotiated a deal that significantly reduces its debt load and delays some upcoming payments. But Russia is not cooperating. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said he expects the embattled nation to …

CNN Money · 12 hours ago


In “Man of the Year,” Robin Williams played a television comedian who launches a shoestring campaign to become president of the United States, and winds up winning. As unlikely as that scenario is, it may well be …

Latino FOX News · 10/23/2015


WASHINGTON –Secretary of State John Kerry left Wednesday for Europe and new peace talks on Syria, saying the challenge is “nothing less than to chart a course out of hell.” His words come as the U.S. prepares to …

CBS News · ByElizabeth Palmer andDavid Martin · 10/28/2015


BEIJING — China has reacted with predictable angry rhetoric to the U.S. Navy sailing one of its ships within 12 nautical miles of China’s new artificial islands in the South China Sea. The 12-mile distance is significant …

CBS News · 10/27/2015


Monday’s Oval Office meeting between President Obama and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, known as “Jokowi,” offers the nation where Obama once lived a chance to elevate its profile and appeal to foreign …

The Washington Post · ByJuliet Eilperin · 10/27/2015

Google’s Propaganda


Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria

New York Times  – ?3 hours ago?
WASHINGTON – President Obama announced on Friday that he had ordered several dozen Special Operations troops into Syria for the first open-ended mission by United States ground forces in that country, deepening American involvement in a war he …

Philippines vs. China: International Law or Rule of the Jungle?

Huffington Post  – ?3 hours ago?
Earlier this month, many Filipinos, who are sick and tired of chronic corruption, were annoyed by the United Nations’ (UN) decision to slam the Filipino government’s detention of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, one of Philippines’ most

Guantánamo detainee Shaker Aamer freed after 13 years

The Seattle Times  – ?1 hour ago?
Shaker Aamer’s release came after celebrities and members of Parliament joined a publicity campaign demanding he be freed and Prime Minister David Cameron urged President Obama to resolve the case.

Kurdish pop singer barely survives Aegean migrant shipwreck

Washington Post  – ?12 hours ago?
LESBOS, Greece – Delal Zaxoyi left his career as a pop singer in northern Iraq for a chance to make a new life in Europe – but he barely got out of the Aegean Sea alive.

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

Reuters  – ?3 hours ago?
JERUSALEM Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site.

Former rapper who joined the Islamic State killed in airstrike: Pentagon

TODAYonline  – ?1 hour ago?
BERLIN/NEW YORK – The German-born rapper Deso Dogg, who abandoned his music career in 2010 and became a recruiter in Syria for the Islamic State, was killed in an airstrike this month, the Pentagon confirmed yesterday (Oct 30).

At Least 65 Syrians Killed in Government Attack

Wall Street Journal  – ?9 hours ago?
BEIRUT—At least 65 people were killed and 250 wounded Friday in air, rocket and artillery attacks by Syrian regime forces on a rebel-held town near Damascus, as world and regional powers met in Vienna to discuss a political settlement for Syria’s four

Polanski relieved after court rejects US extradition request in child sex case

CNN  – ?3 hours ago?
Kakow, Poland (Reuters) – Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski said on Friday (October 30) he was grateful and relieved after a Polish court rejected a U.S.

Seized Turkish Media Outlets Turn Pro-government Overnight

Voice of America  – ?4 hours ago?
October 30, 2015 7:00 PM. ISTANBUL—. Two Turkish opposition newspapers seized in a crackdown on an arch-enemy of President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly turned staunchly pro-government on Friday, publishing fawning front pages after new …

China decides to abolish 1-child policy, allow 2 children

Business Insider  – ?3 hours ago?
FILE – In this Tuesday March 19, 2013, file photo, an elderly Chinese eapcontent.ap.orgFILE – In this Tuesday March 19, 2013, file photo, an elderly Chinese woman caries a baby in a traditional basket on the outskirts of Chongqing, China.

Allegations of Vote-Buying Cloud Myanmar Election

Wall Street Journal  – ?7 hours ago?
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar—The army-backed ruling party is leveraging its financial clout to lavish economic incentives on voters ahead of the Nov. 8 election, according to recipients and government opponents.

James Clapper: Vladimir Putin in Syria is ‘winging this’

CNN  – ?Oct 29, 2015?
Washington (CNN) 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 Thursday in an …

World Powers Agree on UN Plan for Syria

Voice of America  – ?1 hour ago?
Last updated on: October 30, 2015 5:31 PM. VIENNA—. World powers involved in talks on Syria’s political future have agreed to a U.N.

17 killed in building collapse in central China

Times Daily  – ?1 hour ago?
BEIJING (AP) – Authorities in central China say 17 workers were killed and 23 injured when a building collapsed during renovations.

Benedict Cumberbatch says ‘f— the politicians’ at curtain call after play

New York Daily News  – ?10 hours ago?
Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly told a London audience to “f— the politicians” over the handling of the migration crisis.

US Escalates Involvement in Syria Amid Talks on Assad Future

ABC News  – ?6 hours ago?
The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots on the ground, even as U.S.

Iraqi Shiite militia claims attack on exiled Iranian opposition, Fars says

Washington Post  – ?5 hours ago?
BAGHDAD – A Shiite Muslim militia in Iraq asserted responsibility Friday for a deadly rocket attack on an exiled Iranian opposition group housed near Baghdad, according to Iran’s Fars News Agency.

Cyclone Chapala, Gathering Strength, Heads Toward Oman and Yemen

New York Times  – ?58 minutes ago?
A cyclone gained strength rapidly on Friday as it spun westward through the Arabian Sea, becoming one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the region and threatening the coasts of Yemen and Oman with a potentially destructive landfall.

South Sudan rebels free U.N. peacekeepers, but still hold contractors

Business Insider  – ?3 hours ago?
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Eighteen United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan were freed on Thursday after being held for three days by heavily armed rebels, but a dozen U.N.


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