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Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

A southerly of between 30 and 50 km/h is predicted to arrive in Sydney at around 5pm on Tuesday afternoon which could help improve the air quality across the Sydney basin. "Following weeks of hard bushfire conditions and last week's 'catastrophic" warnings, Mr Fitzsimmons said it was crucial people didn't take anything for granted. [Full Article...]

Prison Guards for Jeffrey Epstein's Cell Indicted for Falsifying Records

Prison Guards for Jeffrey Epstein's Cell Indicted for Falsifying Records According to the indictment, Noel and Thomas failed to properly monitor Epstein in the final hours before he killed himself , and no guard checked on Epstein in the eight hours before he was found unresponsive. Noel and Thomas are accused of failing to check on Epstein every half hour, as required, and of falsifying prison logs to make it appear that they had been monitoring the Palm Beach mul... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka elects new president, Tamils fear reprisals

Sri Lanka elects new president, Tamils fear reprisals Rajapaksa - who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists 10 years ago, bringing an end to Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war - has, meanwhile, promised to overhaul national security, playing on the fears of further attacks after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings this year killed 250. [Full Article...]

House impeachment investigators release two more transcripts of State Department officials

The federal appeals court is reviewing a lower-court ruling that mandates disclosure of the grand-jury information, with the Justice Department insisting that the material should be off-limits, The Washington Post reported. Senior White House and state department officials and current and former heads of the USA mission in Ukraine have testified in both closed-door and public hearings so far. [Full Article...]

South Dakota's governor defends 'Meth. I'm on it' campaign

South Dakota's governor defends 'Meth. I'm on it' campaign She also said what the campaign tagline was referring to was "that each one of us, no matter who we are, that we're on the case of meth". Kristi Noem launched a program to bring attention to the problem of methamphetamine abuse in the Mount Rushmore State, and the slogan couldn't help but draw comments. [Full Article...]

Here's how to watch the Trump impeachment hearings today

Here's how to watch the Trump impeachment hearings today Can't see the video? Trump was trying to pressure the Ukrainian president to publicly announce an investigation into Joe Biden's son Hunter and his role on Burisma's board. Williams, for her part, told House investigators she thought Trump's requests were "unusual and inappropriate". Trump didn't care for Williams' deposition and said so in a post on Twitter over the weekend. [Full Article...]

N. Korean official says Pyongyang not interested in 'fruitless' summit with US

N. Korean official says Pyongyang not interested in 'fruitless' summit with US Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories . Talks between the two sides on a deal for North Korea's denuclearization stalled after a Hanoi summit between Kim and Trump broke up in February. The US should drop its " hostile policy" toward the North if it truly wants to hold on to dialogue with Pyongyang, Kim said. He did not elaborate. [Full Article...]

Western hostages freed by Afghan Taleban in swap for top commanders

Western hostages freed by Afghan Taleban in swap for top commanders But according to the Taliban , an unofficial cease-fire is now being observed in three districts of the province - Shahjoy, Shahmatzo and Naw Bahar - possibly to facilitate the release of the two hostages. The three Taliban prisoners released were named as Anas Haqqani, Haji Mali Khan and Hafiz Rashid. "We have chose to release these three Taliban prisoners who were arrested outside of Afgh... [Full Article...]

‘Critically ill’ Nawaz lands in London

‘Critically ill’ Nawaz lands in London Sharif, 69, is accompanied by his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif and his personal physician Adnan Khan. Local television stations broadcast footage of Sharif boarding the plane which was then shown in the air after takeoff. But Sharif was only allowed to leave after agreeing to a series of conditions preventing him seeking exile, including submitting periodic medical reports notarised by Pakis... [Full Article...]

Le siège de l’université polytechnique continue, Pékin accentue la pression — Hong Kong

Le siège de l’université polytechnique continue, Pékin accentue la pression — Hong Kong Le texte a été suspendu en septembre, mais la mobilisation avait entretemps considérablement élargi ses revendications pour demander le suffrage universel, plus de démocratie et une enquête sur les violences policières. Le campus PolyU, situé sur la péninsule de Kowloon, est devenu ces derniers jours le bastion des manifestants pro-démocratie. Or la participation à une émeute est passible de 10 ... [Full Article...]

Police in Georgia detain protesters demanding early election

Police in Georgia detain protesters demanding early election The police crackdown came after more than 20,000 demonstrators rallied outside parliament on Sunday in the largest anti-government rally in years, urging the government to resign and calling for new legislative elections . The Georgian Dream party, including its billionaire founder and leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, backed the accelerated reforms, but the measure still failed to pass. [Full Article...]

Trump indicates he might testify in impeachment inquiry

Trump indicates he might testify in impeachment inquiry Multiple witnesses overheard a phone call in which Mr Trump and Mr Sondland reportedly discussed efforts to push for the investigations. Mr Trump's July 25 phone call is at the heart of the House of Representatives' Democratic-led inquiry into whether the Republican president misused U.S. [Full Article...]

Will strongly consider testifying in impeachment probe

Will strongly consider testifying in impeachment probe An anonymous whistleblower complaint filed in August expressed concern that Trump used "the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 USA election" during the call . "You've got to ask the question: What is he hiding?" For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry , there's a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this... [Full Article...]

President Trump issues pardons to Eddie Gallagher, two USA soldiers

President Trump issues pardons to Eddie Gallagher, two USA soldiers Final 12 months, Golsteyn , an Military Inexperienced Beret, was charged with murdering an Afghan man throughout a 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. After stating that he is "actually proud of everything that happened to me", Lorance received the full-hearted backing from co-host Ainsley Earhardt , who remarked that the president's "timing is flawless because next week is Thanksgiving" bef... [Full Article...]

Un sommet prévu à Paris avec Macron, Poutine, Merkel, Zelensky — Ukraine

Un sommet prévu à Paris avec Macron, Poutine, Merkel, Zelensky — Ukraine Un conflit opposant les forces de Kiev à des séparatistes pro-russes, soutenus par Moscou selon les Occidentaux, a fait près de 13.000 morts dans l'est de l'Ukraine . Le président français, qui souhaite un rapprochement de l'UE avec Moscou, y voit l'illustration que l'Europe et la Russie sont capables de régler ensemble les problèmes du continent, en plein questionnement sur le rôle de l'Otan. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court temporarily blocks release of Trump tax returns

Trump has to turn over the personal financial records at this time. "The Committee will file an opposition to the Trump Applicants' motion for a stay of issuance of the D.C. District Judge Beryl Howell called for in her October 25 order. Last week, Trump made an emergency appeal to ask the justices to block the enforcement of a subpoena issued by a House committee to Trump's accountants. [Full Article...]

Week 2 Of The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begins

Week 2 Of The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begins Washington Post: " Democrats announce eight witnesses, including Vindman, Sondland and Volker, for next week's public impeachment hearings " - "Eight witnesses are expected to testify next week in the House impeachment inquiry, the panel leading the probe announced Tuesday, as President Trump accused Democrats of relying on "2nd and 3rd hand" testimony on the eve of the first public hearing".... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover comes to the west

It'll be available in a package that includes a screen protector as well, which should hopefully do something to protect the Switch Lite's display from scratches. The Nintendo Swap Lite Flip Cowl & Screen display Protector will probably be out there to purchase only online beginning December eight at https://retailer.nintendo.com/nintendo-switch-lite-flip-cover.html and select retailer web sites... [Full Article...]

GOP House Intel Member on Impeachment: ‘I Think the Evidence Is Crumbling’

GOP House Intel Member on Impeachment: ‘I Think the Evidence Is Crumbling’ The White House later highlighted Stewart's line of questioning on Twitter . Stefanik's tweets are angry and accusatory, like this where she's clearly aligning herself with President Trump. She complained that Schiff experienced unfairly "muzzled" her and other Republicans from inquiring issues. Meanwhile, many people also came to Stefanik's defense, including Trump, after seeing Conway's... [Full Article...]

Schumer says Trump should testify -- not tweet -- in impeachment investigation

The so-called whistleblower handed in a complaint that triggered the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump over allegedly "seeking foreign help" during his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky on 25 July. "The Crazed, Do Nothing Democrats are turning Impeachment into a routine partisan weapon." he wrote. The House is investigating whether Mr. Trump improperly withheld military ai... [Full Article...]


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