Author: 0 Maronite Christian Michel Aoun elected Lebanese president

If Aoun doesn't secure the two-thirds majority required to win in the first round, he seems certain to prevail in a second, where he needs 65 votes in the 128-seat chamber. In a televised speech to lawmakers shortly before he was sworn in, a somber-looking Aoun acknowledged the challenges ahead. Syrian camps in Lebanon must not turn into militant hideouts, he said.

World Fire Marshal Issues Halloween Safety Advice
Author: 0 Fire Marshal Issues Halloween Safety Advice

Do not forget to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. · When decorating inside the home, consider using battery operated candles instead of burning regular candles to help eliminate the potential of a fire occurring.

Author: 0 Pakistani police detain 1500 in crackdown on opposition

As for push-ups being "in", just last week, Pakistan banned its cricket team from doing them, after skipper Misbah-ul-Haq popularized it as a way to celebrate when he scored a century in England in July. This move has given Khan, a strong critic of Sharif, another opportunity to hit out at the incumbent government as his party is all set for the protest of Islamabad on November 2.

Author: 0 French president vows to clear Paris streets of migrant camp

Migrants, many of whom are hoping to travel to the United Kingdom, are living in squalid conditions in the French capital. Media reports say the number of migrants sleeping in illegal camps in the French capital has increased by a third since the destruction of the Calais migrant camp early in the week.

World Hundreds attack Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh
Author: 0 Hundreds attack Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh

Police said the nine persons detained after the attack have been shown arrested in the cases. After the mayhem for hours, two temples in adjacent Habiganj's Madhabpur also came under attack, police and witnesses said. He was sent to jail following a court order, SP Mizanur said. Protests against Rasraj's post were held under the banner of "Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat" in Habiganj district headquarters and in Nasirnagar .

Author: 0 Broncos defensive co-ordinator upended, carted off field

Phillips was knocked off his feet, falling backward and seeming to hit the back of his head when he hit the ground. Broncos' VP of Public Affairs Patrick Smyth tweeted after the hit that Phillips is alert and had movement in all his extremities.

Author: 0 Shiite militias join the battle as Iraqis push toward Mosul

Jaafar Al-Husseini, spokesman for the Hezbollah Brigades, told the Associated Press Saturday that they and other affiliated militias had advanced about 4 miles toward the town of Tal Afar , destroying three ISIS suicide vehicle bombs with anti-tank missiles as they did.

Author: 0 Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS

But progress is expected to be slow, and a Kurdish commander Sirwan Barzani told CNN that it could be two weeks before Iraqi troops enter Mosul and two months before the city is liberated. The offensive includes some veteran Kurdish fighters, who previously fought against Saddam Hussein. "They would not even let us tend to our sheep".

World North Korea missile launch fails, says US and South Korea
Author: 0 North Korea missile launch fails, says US and South Korea

The previous Musudan test on Saturday was denounced by the UN Security Council, which is now debating whether to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang over its fifth nuclear test carried out last month. Protesters carry a mock missile symbolizing an advanced US missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, during a rally to oppose a plan to deploy the THAAD in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct.

Author: 0 Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

A Philippines mayor accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of drug dealing was shot to death by police Friday. The new plan, called "Project Double Barrel Alpha", was reported exclusively by Reuters on Monday and aims to increase arrests and reduce the bloodshed in a campaign that has claimed more than 2,300 lives since Mr Duterte took office on June 30.

Author: 0 Venezuelans step up pressure on Maduro with 12-hour strike

The president and the opposition have accused each other of mounting a "coup". The mass demonstrations came after a recall referendum process - an attempt to remove Mr Maduro from power- was suspended. The opposition, which controls the National Assembly, accuses Venezuela's institutions of making decisions to keep Maduro's socialist regime in power, while Maduro's regime accuses the opposition of undermining democracy by working with pro-capitalist companies and worldwide actors, including ...

Author: 0 Japan, U.S., South Korea agree to put more pressure on North

South Korea and the United States have recently held a military exercise practice "surgical strikes" against North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities, local media reported Thursday. So, now that the US intelligence director has publicly stated that he thinks it's probably a "lost cause", how are North Korea's neighbors responding? Clapper also said it bothered him that the U.S.

World Fires broke out amid evacuation of French migrant camp
Author: 0 Fires broke out amid evacuation of French migrant camp

Fire trucks were dispatched into the camp yesterday after a handful of shacks were set alight, apparently by migrants resisting the Jungle's closure. France began the mass evacuation Monday of "the jungle", a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight o.

World Hillary Clinton to Campaign in NH With Elizabeth Warren
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton to Campaign in NH With Elizabeth Warren

Speaking in Goffstown, New Hampshire , Warren said: "Get this, Donald: Nasty women are tough". Speaking to a Fla. crowd October 23, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is "trigger-happy" and wants to start a war in Syria.

World FIH throws major part of India-Pakistan hockey history into dustbin
Author: 0 FIH throws major part of India-Pakistan hockey history into dustbin

India made a strong comeback in the game against Pakistan after the opponents striked two consecutive goals within nine minutes after half-time. India were brilliant in their opening game of the competition against Japan, with Rupinder Pal Singh scoring six goals to help his team win 10-2.

Author: 0 Pirates free 26 hostages

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years, an official and a maritime expert said on Saturday. The Fisheries Agency also said that as the Naham 3 was not registered in Taiwan, it was unable to demand that the ship owner negotiate with the Somali pirates , and instead sought assistance from worldwide humanitarian organizations.

Author: 0 Philippine president says he won't sever ties with US

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte agreed their two countries will set aside differences over the South China Sea and work together to improve bilateral ties. In Washington, officials seemed puzzled by Duterte's comments. Recently, a survey showed that one in two Filipinos still distrust China while 90 per cent of them love the USA more than most Americans.

World Putin: Syria war crimes calls are `political rhetoric'
Author: 0 Putin: Syria war crimes calls are `political rhetoric'

Speaking to Russia's Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, Syria's president made his intentions clear: to retake all of Aleppo and use it as a "springboard" to clear his country of what he considers terrorists. The Observatory also said five children were killed by rebel rocket fire on western regime-held neighbourhoods, with state television saying a school had been hit.

World Obama Appeals Block On School Transgender Rules
Author: 0 Obama Appeals Block On School Transgender Rules

In light of the uncertainty in the law, Magistrate Judge Gilbert recommended against enjoining District 211's agreement with OCR to provide locker room access consistent with a transgender student's gender identity. "There is absolutely no evidence in this record that allowing transgender high school students to use restrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity increases the risk of sexual assault", Gilbert pointed out in a footnote.

Author: 0 Pence in Ohio: 'Respectfully participate' on Election Day

Trump's remarks were widely denounced as un-American and a threat to democracy. Pence's speech touched on everything from political ethics and foreign policy to health care and voter fraud . "It's not. That's the best they can do". We can take comfort in knowing Trump's probably not going to be the 45th president of the United States. "Of course we'll accept a clear election result", Pence said, "but we also reserve the right to file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable ...

Author: 0 IS jihadists attack Iraq's Kirkuk

ISIS fighters launched attacks on police Friday in the city of Kirkuk, as Iraqi security forces continued a massive military offensive to try to pry Mosul, one of Iraq's largest cities, from the militant group. The fighting has forced 5640 people to flee their homes so far from the vicinity of the city, the International Organisation for Migration said late on Thursday.

World Eli Manning just wants Beckham to keep playing football
Author: 0 Eli Manning just wants Beckham to keep playing football

On the field, significant attention will be paid to the matchup against the Giants' offense, which enters Sunday ranked third in the league with 288.2 passing yards per game. The NBA recently chose to move the 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans because it didn't believe it could successfully host the All-Star Game and related events in Charlotte under the climate created by the law known as House Bill 2.

World Red Dead Redemption 2 won't launch on PC
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 won't launch on PC

The title marks a departure from the series' previous naming convention, effectively ending speculation on which R-word would follow " Red Dead ". Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and the original Red Dead Redemption hit, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be another epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland.

Author: 0 Surrey Police issue warning after 'killer clown' craze comes to the UK

Police there said they also had reports of clowns chasing pedestrians down the road. "While we realise that reports of this kind are not restricted to the Thames Valley area, the issues of intimidation, potential arrest and waste of public resources are the same across the country and we would urge people to refrain from such activity".

Author: 0 Russian Federation and Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes in 'humanitarian pause'

The Russian and Syrian air forces have halted all air strikes on Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned pause in bombing created to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city, the Russian defence minister said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Russian warplanes had launched heavy raids on Aleppo early on Tuesday, but that it had been quiet after that.

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