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French parents name their child 'Jihad' ... get reported to police

French parents name their child 'Jihad' ... get reported to police The baby's parents may face charges for the controversial choice of name. A couple in France have been reported to the authorities for trying to name their son Jihad, sparking a wave of controversy. However Oumachar did go on to say that in the current context, it is possible to question the name, which could "cause misunderstanding" and "harm the development of the child". [Full Article...]

Check sex offender lists before Halloween

Check sex offender lists before Halloween Bennett rejected claims that he is "losing people" and pointed out the process for classifying sex offenders is lengthy. "We do the best we can in making sure sex offenders live where they tell us, so it is crucial that our citizens visit out website, to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living", said Sheriff Thomas Templeton. [Full Article...]

Russian Celebrity Opens Presidential Campaign

Russian Celebrity Opens Presidential Campaign Navalny plans to run for president against Putin in next March's election. Ms. Sobchak's father, Anatoly A. Sobchak , was the reformist mayor of St. The Kremlin published five orders from Putin over the weekend, representing perhaps the most direct move to date by the Russian government to oversee activities around the tech. [Full Article...]

Climate Change-Related US Disaster Relief Topped $350B in Last Decade

These costs will rise exponentially with time , potentially hitting more than $100 billion yearly by the end of the century. The GAO admits that its analysis can only be approximate, given the complexity of the climate and economic models involved. [Full Article...]

Largo Police Say They Caught Robber in the Act

Largo Police Say They Caught Robber in the Act Largo police responded to a silent alarm at the Speedway gas station located at 1698 Roosevelt Boulevard around 1:22 a.m. on Tuesday. A robbery suspect who snatched a private vehicle belonging to a police officer at gunpoint has been arrested by Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Akure. [Full Article...]

Auto Industry Says it Wants US to Stay in NAFTA

Auto Industry Says it Wants US to Stay in NAFTA In a Forbes interview published earlier this month he said: "I happen to think that NAFTA will have to be terminated if we're going to make it good. We look forward to working with the coalition, the Trump administration, members of Congress and all stakeholders to ensure American autos remain competitive in our global economy". [Full Article...]

Police Find Missing 3-Year-Old in Underground Water Tank

Police Find Missing 3-Year-Old in Underground Water Tank When asked if the city could face any sort of charges or lawsuit in reference to the boy's death, Curry says now is not the time to speculate, especially as it's still an active Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigation. Dingee says there are covers for the tank but was unsure if they were on properly. The city says someone filed a care issue about the lid in January, but the tank passed its m... [Full Article...]

Remembering Thumri Queen Girija Devi: Rare photos from the Indian Express archives

Remembering Thumri Queen Girija Devi: Rare photos from the Indian Express archives Devi made her public debut 1949 on All India Radio Allahabad, after getting married to a businessman circa 1946, but faced opposition from her mother and grandmother, because it was traditionally believed that no upper class woman should perform publicly. [Full Article...]

'Bad Rabbit' Ransomware Strikes Russia and Ukraine

'Bad Rabbit' Ransomware Strikes Russia and Ukraine USA and Russian cybersecurity experts said the computer virus had also reached Turkey and Bulgaria in addition to Germany and a few other countries - but that its size still appeared to be relatively small. "According to our data, most of the victims targeted by these attacks are located in Russian Federation", said Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky at Kaspersky Lab. [Full Article...]

White middle school students simulate raping Black students in racist Snapchat video

White middle school students simulate raping Black students in racist Snapchat video A Virginia middle school football team's season has been canceled following a racially and sexually inappropriate Snapchat video, which was shown to local police on Tuesday October 17 and is now under investigation, according to the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Twitter to begin labeling political ads

Twitter to begin labeling political ads The company says that in the coming weeks it will identify political electioneering ads, which are defined by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as ads promoting a specific candidate or a party within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election. [Full Article...]

Former production assistant alleges Weinstein sexual assault

Former production assistant alleges Weinstein sexual assault Numerous women have claimed Weinstein used his physical size to overpower or intimidate women into performing or receiving sex acts. Haleyi said Weinstein "orally forced himself on me while I was on my period". "There was nothing specific brought out-nothing criminal, or about him forcing himself on anyone". A former Weinstein Co. production assistant has come forward alleging that Harvey Weins... [Full Article...]

Consensus: GOP moving along on tax reform

The Senate last week passed a budget plan that includes rules that will allow Republicans to get tax legislation through the Senate without Democratic votes or fear of a Democratic filibuster. "I commend House and Senate leadership for producing a final budget that preserves our ability to craft an effective, efficient farm bill while also allowing us to move forward with efforts to simpli... [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi hails burgeoning military ties with Paris

Egypt's Sisi hails burgeoning military ties with Paris France sees Sisi, a former general who ousted the elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, as a key ally in the fight against terrorism and a source of stability in the war- wracked Middle East . Many NGOS accuse the government of president Sissi of being responsible for " the worst human rights crisis that has known Egypt for decades ". He also said that journalists and unnamed grou... [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake: Republican senator quits with attack on Trump

Jeff Flake: Republican senator quits with attack on Trump Flake, who said he would serve the remainder of his term, told the publication that he feels out of step with today's Republican Party. Flake joins Sen. Mr Trump has previously called Mr Flake "toxic". An aide to Flake confirmed the news to NBC News, before Flake took to the floor of the Senate to issue a warning that "we must never adjust to the present coarseness of our national dialogue". [Full Article...]

The London music scene marks its calendars for All Points East

The London music scene marks its calendars for All Points East Many more acts are yet to be announced. "The council is pleased to be working with AEG, who were selected following a rigorous procurement process to deliver some exciting events in 2018 which can be enjoyed by local people, Londoners and visitors from across the United Kingdom", said Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs. [Full Article...]

Dave Sarachan named interim USMNT head coach for friendly in Portugal

Dave Sarachan named interim USMNT head coach for friendly in Portugal National Team head coach Bruce Arena , and the remainder of Arena's national team staff will lead the USMNT in Portugal on November 14. The U.S. missed the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Photo Bruce Arena, left, may be gone as United States national team coach, but his staff - led by his longtime assistant Dave Sarachan, second from left - has been retained to coach the team in a Novem... [Full Article...]

How Children Of Color Fare In Texas; Addressing College Hunger

How Children Of Color Fare In Texas; Addressing College Hunger Local stories from KERA News. A national report highlights what one advocate says are deep disparities in the well-being of children in Iowa by race and ethnicity. Wolfe Naimark said immigration-enforcement policies have contributed to instability and toxic stress for children and their families, which can have long-lasting impacts. [Full Article...]

'Idiots of the century' swim into crocodile trap

'Idiots of the century' swim into crocodile trap The men have been branded "idiots of the century!" Douglas Shire Mayor Julie Leu says she's stunned by the stupidity of the four, and the council didn't yet know if they were tourists or locals. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is investigating and the men could each face fines of $16,800 NZD if convicted of tampering with the trap. [Full Article...]

Nicaragua Officially Signs Paris Climate Accord

Nicaragua Officially Signs Paris Climate Accord It's official: Nicaragua is part of the Paris climate agreement . Adopted by almost 200 countries during a conference in Paris in December 2015, the document lays out a 31-page plan that seeks to keep global average temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, limit greenhouse gas emissions and also remove them from the atmosphere. [Full Article...]


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