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- 2017-10-16 05:01:49Z
#MeToo quickly became the top trending hashtag on Twitter Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault is.
Baghdad on Sunday evening accused Kurdish forces of making a "declaration of war" after claiming PKK fighters were among Kurdish forces in a standoff with its army in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk. The National Security Council, headed by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said it viewed as a "dangerous escalation" and a "declaration of war" the presence of "fighters not belonging to the regular security forces in Kirkuk" including fighters from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "The central government and regular forces will carry out their duty of defending the Iraqi people in all its components including...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office. Netanyahu late Saturday lashed out at the police on his Facebook page over leaks to the Israeli media related to the graft investigation. Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has accused members of the Israeli media of seeking to force him out of office.
President Donald Trump has clarified who has the last word in his administration's policy towards North Korea. The implication is that foreign leaders should focus on Trump's words rather than statements from the U.S. State Department or the Pentagon. "I think I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have," Trump said during a press briefing at the White House on Oct. 11.
The wildfires ravaging California have been devastating this week, with over 30 people dead so far and countless of homes have been destroyed. While countless of stories are coming from the Golden State, two families shared horrifying accounts of hiding in their respective pools for safety until the flames have passed. SEE ALSO: California wildfire victims returning to their destroyed homes is absolutely heart-wrenching "In my naïveté, all night long," Jan Pascoe told the LA Times, "I thought someone would come to get us." The 65 year old was trapped with her 70-year-old husband, John, for six hours, hiding in the pool after their attempt to evacuate was met with...
Turkey announced Friday it had deployed scores of soldiers in Syria's jihadist-controlled Idlib province in a bid to stop the fighting there. The deployment also appeared to be aimed at preventing the expansion of Syrian Kurdish militia backed by the United States, but considered by Ankara to be "terrorists". Over 100 soldiers, including special forces, and 30 armoured vehicles entered the northwestern Syrian region, Turkey's Hurriyet daily reported on Friday.
Ryan Gosling joins the very few male actors in Hollywood who have spoken out in regards to the sexual misconduct allegations waged against film executive Harvey Weinstein.
By Robert Birsel and Wa Lone YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. The U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday Myanmar forces had brutally driven out half a million Rohingya from northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh in recent weeks, torching homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning. Thousands of Rohingya were leaving the state on Thursday, aiming to reach Bangladesh by boat, citing a shortage of food and fear of repression, residents said.
Harvey Weinstein sold his Westport, Connecticut, home for $1.65 million just days before The New York Times published its damning report accusing the movie tycoon of sexually assaulting and harassing scores of women in the industry.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened Wednesday to cancel a major arms buy from the US over a tariffs row, as talks on a North American free trade deal got off to a rocky start. Ottawa was set to purchase 18 new Super Hornets fighter jets from Boeing until the American aerospace firm successfully petitioned the Trump administration to impose anti-dumping penalties on its Canadian rival Bombardier over planes sold in the US market. "I highlighted to the president how we disagreed, vehemently, with Commerce's decision to bring in countervailing and anti-dumping duties against Bombardier," Trudeau told reporters following talks with US President Donald Trump.
The situation surrounding Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations has only continued to worsen.
North Korea and the U.S. have been enemies for decades, but tensions have increased significantly over the past several months.
Iraq's central government on Monday unleashed a legal barrage against Kurdish officials and sought to seize key businesses in a fresh bid to tighten the screws over a disputed independence referendum. The latest moves come exactly two weeks after an overwhelming majority of voters in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region backed independence in a non-binding ballot slammed as illegal by Baghdad. The central authorities have already severed ties between Kurdistan and the outside world by cutting international air links to the region, while neighbouring Turkey and Iran have threatened to close their borders to oil exports.
PHOENIX (AP) - A 14-year-old boy sought in the shooting death of a woman in eastern Arizona has been taken into custody, authorities said Wednesday night.
Chef Grant Achatz makes this simple, creamy, sublimely silky zucchini soup without any cream at all.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Romine is set to play all nine.
The retired lieutenant general who led the effort to bring aid to Louisiana after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina didn't mince words when talking about the president's response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
His wife suffered a fractured skull.
The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city wore a T-shirt saying "help us, we are dying" while giving a television interview about the struggling relief efforts in the US territory. Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, made the appearance on CNN voicing criticism that aid is not being distributed fast enough throughout the island, which has been devastated by Hurricane Maria. The majority of the territory's 3.5 million inhabitants are still without electricity and clean drinking water after the hurricane hit more than a week ago. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz: "There's a disconnect between what the plan says and what is really happening" https://t.co/BikieyjzMw-...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature Friday on bills aimed at tackling the affordable housing crisis in California, which needs an estimated 1.5 million more homes and apartments to satisfy demand from those priced out of the soaring market.
As the taxpayer-footed price tag of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's private travel balloons to over $1 million, he's probably wishing that he could take back some of his harsh statements about "reckless" government spending right about now. On Sept. 21, Politico reported that Price took private charter planes when inexpensive commercial options were available. These private flights reportedly ended up costing the public more than $300,000. SEE ALSO: If you thought Tom Price's $300K in private flights was bad, you won't believe his other expenses But that was just the tip of the iceberg. On Thursday, after learning that Price also frequently took...
Following the incident, reported in the commercial capital of India - Mumbai, Indian Railways Minister Piyush Goyal ordered a high-level enquiry.
A jailed former teacher who has been on a six-month hunger strike to protest his dismissal in a crackdown following Turkey's failed coup appeared in court for the first time Thursday, telling the judge he only "wanted his job back". Semih Ozakca and academic Nuriye Gulmen have been on hunger strike since March over their sacking by government decree under the state of emergency imposed after last year's attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozakca, 27, appeared emaciated but in good spirits as he went before the court in Sincan outside Ankara to applause from his supporters in the public gallery.
Interpol on Wednesday approved the Palestinian Authority's membership bid, a new victory in its drive for international representation despite strong Israeli opposition. Israel lobbies hard against Palestinian efforts to join global organisations to advance their goal of statehood. Interpol approved the Palestinian application along with a bid by the Solomon Islands during its annual general assembly in Beijing.
Kalashnikov, which made AK-47 back in the day is now venturing into a new segment - hoverbikes. The hovercraft-like vehicle will run on a battery and stay in the air with the help of 16 rotors.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution Tuesday night for a Georgia inmate whose attorneys argue that the 59-year-old black man's death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias.
A female Yonkers police officer was shot in the face during a routine traffic stop and was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where she is said to be in a stable condition. Two suspects were taken into custody.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving the people what they want!
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday - the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deaf man by a police officer in Oklahoma City (all times local):
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First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday urged global leaders to be more "accountable" for the learning and development of children, including monitoring what young people see on social media. "We must turn our focus right now to the message and content they are exposed to on a daily basis through social media, the bullying, the experience online and in person, and the growing global epidemic of drug addiction and drug overdose," she said.
A Michigan mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse after the death of her own 6-month old son.
The wallet lying in a driveway contained $1,500 in cash.
The warrant could transform the scope of the inquiry and the legal strategy of the people in Mueller's sights.
Some weren't sure if Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert would go political for his opening monologue.
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. President Donald Trump is willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are fair and balanced for Americans, Tillerson said on the CBS' "Face The Nation." Asked if there was a chance the United States could stay in the accord, Tillerson responded, "I think under the right conditions." "The president said he is open to...
White House National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster tells George Stephanopoulos a new travel ban is something the Trump administration is "looking at."