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With rose petals and guns, India inaugurates world’s tallest statue

With rose petals and guns, India inaugurates world’s tallest statue India's " Statue of Unity ", unveiled earlier today, is now the tallest statue in the world overtaking China's Spring Temple Buddha. Indian officials were concerned that community groups could stage protests to demand compensation for land taken to erect the Statue of Unity. [Full Article...]

Birthright citizenship: Trump lashes out at Paul Ryan

Birthright citizenship: Trump lashes out at Paul Ryan After I proposed that terrible bill, my wife Landra immediately sat me down and said, 'Harry, what are you doing, don't you know that my father is an immigrant?' She set me straight. "This is simply an attempt for Donald Trump , who wants to do anything possible to bring back fears around immigration, to use that as a political tool in this last week before the election", Warner said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabian sisters found duct-taped together in NY's Hudson River

Saudi Arabian sisters found duct-taped together in NY's Hudson River The sisters' mother had also told investigators that she hadn't seen Rotana and Tala since December 2017, when she reported them missing to local authorities, sources said. There were no obvious signs of trauma to their bodies, police have said. The Saudi consulate-general in NY said it was "conducting a continuous follow-up to find out the facts" regarding the incident, according to a statement... [Full Article...]

In China failed launch of commercial rockets

In China failed launch of commercial rockets China's first attempt to deliver a satellite into orbit around the Earth failed on Saturday, with something going wrong with the Landspace Zhuque-1's third-stage deployment. "Next, through the telemetry data collected by the satellite launch center, [we] will fulfill the next step of the flight process and explain the whole flight to the public as soon as possible", Changwu said . [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh Synagogue Past President To Trump: Don't Come

Pittsburgh Synagogue Past President To Trump: Don't Come These critics claim that Trump , along with Lou Dobbs and other conservative commentators, is more or less consciously referencing the 1903 forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion , and similar propaganda that propounds worldwide, malevolent Jewish domination. [Full Article...]

Suspicious package headed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters intercepted

Suspicious package headed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters intercepted CNN obtained a photo of the package, which appears to be identical to the ones sent last week to several prominent Democratic leaders and CNN's NY offices. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am. The new package will be transported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory in Quantico for analysis. [Full Article...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets emotional on Pittsburgh, testy with reporter

Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets emotional on Pittsburgh, testy with reporter This has nothing to do with politics in America. "The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press briefing. [Full Article...]

Modi and Abe draw closer as Tokyo woos Beijing

Modi and Abe draw closer as Tokyo woos Beijing Both Modi and Abe called upon Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, including those of November 2008 in Mumbai and January 2016 in Pathankot. Mr Modi said, if people are able to see a United India now, it is entirely on account of the sagacity, sensibility, and strategic skills of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. [Full Article...]

Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody

Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody The shooting happened around 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. "What makes it doubly hard is that it was one of our students who was the shooter". Students remained inside with the school on lockdown for about two hours after the shooting. "Butler High School families are being advised through phone calls", said the post. Classes will proceed on campus today for students remaining on campus. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021

Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021 Political analysts in Germany have wondered whether Merkel might not serve out a full term if she's not leading her own party - a pairing that Merkel herself has said is crucial to being an effective chancellor. She is understood to have said she intends to continue as Chancellor until 2021 when her current term finished. Merkel has been CDU chairwoman since 2000 and giving up the role would s... [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with murder, could face death penalty

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with murder, could face death penalty Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Mark Gillispie and Gene Puskar in Pittsburgh , Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo in Washington, Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Michael Kunzelman in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Michael Rubinkam in northeastern Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems Trump set aside some of his usual name-calling at a rally in Wisconsin earlier in the week and made a short-lived plea for unity as authorities pressed ahead with an investigation and intercepted more than a dozen pipe bombs meant for former President Barack Obama , Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, other prominent Democrats and CNN. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers

Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers Two are in surgery in critical condition. "When a site is explicitly allowing the perpetuation of hate, violence or discriminatory intolerance, we take immediate and decisive action", a PayPal spokesperson said in an email. Mr Bowers is receiving treatment for what has been described as multiple gunshot wounds. As in previous mass shootings, the question of gun controlling guns was raised. [Full Article...]

SC quips after Rakesh Asthana moves court against forced leave

SC quips after Rakesh Asthana moves court against forced leave On his return to Gujarat, he held key posts under Narendra Modi's government before being brought back to the CBI. The checks imposed by the Supreme Court have ensured that the CVC power to inquire into the charges against Verma are supervised by a former judge of the apex court; and that the interim director can not take any policy decisions insofar as the CBI is concerned. [Full Article...]

Saudi handling of Khashoggi murder was 'a total fiasco', Trump says

Saudi handling of Khashoggi murder was 'a total fiasco', Trump says After initially maintaining that Khashoggi had left the consulate alive, Saudi Arabia finally conceded he had died but said it was the result of "a fight" that broke out, not a planned murder. Saudis have long had in place efforts to negotiate and reconcile with dissidents, the official said. Is the global response to Khashoggi killing tough enough? After he addressed the question of Khash... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Heartbroken’ by Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Heartbroken’ by Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre The office said in a statement Friday that Netanyahu had been invited by Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said after lengthy communications. But there were few concrete details on his talks with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said. In recent years, Netanyahu has insisted that relations between Israel and Gulf countries have been growing, despite none of the seven Gulf states officially recognising Israel. [Full Article...]

Israeli Attack Kills Four And Injures 232 In The Gaza Strip

Israeli Attack Kills Four And Injures 232 In The Gaza Strip In response the Israeli army carried out air strikes on around 20 Hamas targets in Gaza. Islamic Jihad initially said it was ready to stop the rocket attacks if Israel stopped airstrikes but its armed wing later threatened to continue the assault. [Full Article...]

King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths

King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths Details of the victims have not been released although an education ministry official said the students were from a private school, the Jordan Times reported . Later on Friday, King Abdullah chaired an emergency meeting of the National Policies Council, a grouping of policy and security experts, to review the tragedy. [Full Article...]

Suspicious package for Joe Biden found at DE mail facility

Suspicious package for Joe Biden found at DE mail facility The FBI's counterterrorism division is leading the investigation Thursday into the packages and the agency says it's possible additional packages were mailed to other locations. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee - all of whom Trump has personally and publicly attacked. [Full Article...]

Mohammed bin Salman condemns Jamal Khashoggi killing

Mohammed bin Salman condemns Jamal Khashoggi killing It later acknowledged that he had in fact been murdered, as Turkish officials said all along. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino says Washington welcomes the decision. For their part, the Trump administration and the US defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]


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