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US Envoy on Iran to Visit India, Europe to Promote Pushing Back on Regime

US Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will be in India and Europe next week to promote the American push back against the Iranian threat.“During this trip, Special Representative Hook will engage our allies and partners on our shared need to counter the entirety of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior in the Middle East and in their own neighborhoods,” according to the State Department.In India, Hook and Assistant Secretary of Stat…

South African Former Chancellor Pik Botha Passed

Former South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha died today at 86 after a long illness, according to his relatives.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences over the death of Botha, whom he recalled for joining the first democratic cabinet in the country and for his support for the transition. In a message on his death at the age of 86, who was chancellor for 17 years in the apartheid regime, Ramaphosa recalled that Botha was Minister of Energy during the first two years (…

Explosions in Assad’s Military Academy

A large explosion shook the neighborhood of Hamdaniyah in West Aleppo,the explosion was the result of a terrorist attack with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).Providing an opportunity to take acloser look into the incident. Footage from the scene, together with satellite imagery, suggested that the SANA conclusion was questionable.The explosion took place on the Military Academy and was larger than a single shot from an RPG. If the reporting was accurate, the RPG shot was extremely accurate and…

Prosecutor pushes for legal change after clergy abuse report

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor is appealing to legislators to change state law so that criminal and civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases. Philadelphia where Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.A state grand jury in August found that some 300 Roman Catholic priests had sexually abused children in cases going back decades and that church leaders systematically covered it up.The Pennsylvania House has voted to give child sex abuse vic…

Trump administration plans crackdown on protests outside White House

Donald Trump has frequently and falsely crowed about the idea of so-called paid protesters,including most recently the sexual assault survivors who confronted senators in the lead up to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. Now his administration may be trying to turn that concept on its head, by requiring citizens to pay to be able to protest, among other affronts to the first amendment.Under the proposal introduced by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in August, the administration is looking to close…

Man In Coma After Mixed Breed Bulldog Bites Off Genitals

A man in Scotland is in a coma after a bulldog bit off his genitals, The incident happened in a flat on Haddington's High Street in East Lothian. When emergency services arrived at the scene, they discovered the man lying unconscious in a pool of blood. it is believed that the 22-year-old lost his penis and both testicles in the attack.the man was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was induced into a coma. The Olde English Bulldogge, a healthier and more active mix of the English…

US Reportedly Strikes Deal With Turkey For Detained Pastor's Release

An American pastor who's been detained in Turkey since 2016 could get released ,which was told by unnamed sources that the Trump administration recently reached a deal with Turkey over Andrew Brunson.The pastor's been at the heart of rising tensions between the U.S. and Turkey, which have led to escalating sanctions and tariffs. Brunson's accused of terrorism and espionage and faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.Turkey would drop some of the charges against Brunson court h…

West Bank: man arrested, suspect wanted for attack

The Israeli army said it has captured a young Palestinian suspected of stabbing a soldier in the West Bank. The young man fled after the attack.A military spokesman said the 19-year-old who was arrested is from the West Bank village of Jamayin.The soldier who was attacked is in stable condition.Meanwhile the army has continued to search in the West Bank for another Palestinian who killed in cold blood two Israeli civilians at the industrial park of Barkan and then fled. Military authorities fear…

16th World Day Against the Death Penalty

France is committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment and calls on all nations that still apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium on it with a view to its definitive abolition.France welcomes the decision by Mongolia, Guinea and Burkina Faso to abolish the death penalty. It also welcomes Gambia’s ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aimed at abolishing the death penalty, as…

Hurricane Michael charges into US Southeast after slamming north Florida, leaving at least two dead

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn't nearly finished today as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling from epic flooding by Hurricane Florence.A day after the supercharged storm crashed ashore amid white sand beaches, fishing towns and military bases, Michael was no longer a Category Four monster packing 250 km/h winds. As the tropical storm contin…