• Sri Lanka in political turmoil after prime minister Wickremesinghe sacked
Sri Lanka in political turmoil after prime minister Wickremesinghe sacked

The ruling coalition has been further strained in recent days by strong criticism from Sirisena and his allies that ministers from Wickremesinghe's party did not act properly in investigating an alleged assassination plot to kill the president and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa , the new prime minister's younger brother.

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  • Report released detailing Facebook ad spending
Report released detailing Facebook ad spending

Facebook has made its Ad Archive feature a little more comprehensive to help citizens understand which political party is spending more on ads on the social network. Fox News has ranked the Texas Senate race as " likely Republican ". The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization for President Donald Trump, was second du...

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  • Mass. native who supervised Cesar Sayoc in Fla.: ‘He spewed such garbage’
Mass. native who supervised Cesar Sayoc in Fla.: ‘He spewed such garbage’

Sayoc, a 56-year-old registered Republican, lives in Aventura , Florida, near the facility from where numerous packages were mailed, authorities said. Earlier on Friday, Trump complained on Twitter that he was being blamed for the mail bombs. Most of those targeted this week were past or present US officials, but packages also were sent to...

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  • Man sets fire to parents' house after killing spiders with blowtorch
Man sets fire to parents' house after killing spiders with blowtorch

Firefighters have not determined the exact cause of the fire , but it was assumed to be caused by the blowtorch. Unfortunately, the heat from the flame passed through cracks in the bricks to flammable material, causing damage in the attic and second story of the house, according to Castillo.

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  • Arrest after Magna Carta theft attempt at Salisbury Cathedral
Arrest after Magna Carta theft attempt at Salisbury Cathedral

Nick Papadopoulos, the dean of Salisbury , told the BBC . A photo provided by the Wiltshire Police shows a glass case holding one of four original copies of the Magna Carta , which was damaged by an alleged would-be thief at Salisbury Cathedral, England, on October 25, 2018.

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  • Jamal Khashoggi's murder 'premeditated' - Saudi prosecutor
Jamal Khashoggi's murder 'premeditated' - Saudi prosecutor

The kingdom has faced intensifying worldwide pressure to be transparent about the death of Khashoggi . The journalist Jamal Khashoggi's children have been barred from leaving Saudi Arabia , according to his editor at The Washington Post .

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  • Stacey Abrams' campaign defends her participation in 1992 Georgia flag burning
Stacey Abrams' campaign defends her participation in 1992 Georgia flag burning

Significantly, Kemp's gubernatorial rival Abrams would be the state's first-ever black governor if elected. "The idea that he, as Secretary of State, would be "concerned" that hardworking Georgians are exercising their right to vote is disgraceful and outrageous", said Abigail Collazo, Director of Strategic Communications for the Abrams campaign.

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  • Saudi crown prince discusses journalist Khashoggi case with Turkish president
Saudi crown prince discusses journalist Khashoggi case with Turkish president

On Thursday, Saudi state TV quoted the Saudi public prosecutor as saying the killing was premeditated, and that prosecutors were interrogating suspects on the basis of information provided by a joint Saudi-Turkish task force. The death of Khashoggi, a United States resident and Washington Post columnist, has sparked global outrage and threatened re...

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  • Willa dumping
Willa dumping "torrential rains" on parts of Mexico after becoming tropical storm

Willa, a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale was one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit Mexico from the Pacific in recent years. Willa came ashore about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Mazatlan, a resort city that is home to high-rise hotels and about 500,000 people, including many US and Canadian expatriates.

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  • Yosemite National Park visitors die in fall from overlook
Yosemite National Park visitors die in fall from overlook

The photo was taken on October 6, though it only gained national attention weeks later when Dippel posted it to Twitter with a plea to help him identify the couple. Taft Point is a popular location for weddings and proposals with its picturesque views. The 18-year-old's death was an accident, the Mariposa County coroner's office said.

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  • Migrant caravan pauses, honoring man who died
Migrant caravan pauses, honoring man who died

Many nursed bleeding feet mangled by 10 days of walking almost 800 kilometers in plastic shoes or flip-flops. Parents who have remained in the caravan say they are doing so for their children's futures, and out of fear of the potential dangers that would await them upon return to gang-dominated Honduras .

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  • Prince Harry hopes pregnant Meghan is expecting a baby girl
Prince Harry hopes pregnant Meghan is expecting a baby girl

It's become increasingly evident that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don't like doing things slowly. The foundation is created to provide support for youngsters who come from families impacted by mental illnesses. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoying the Invictus Games opening ceremony at Sydney's Opera House. Meghan opted for a mo...

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  • Shinzo Abe's Beijing visit underscores warming China-Japan ties
Shinzo Abe's Beijing visit underscores warming China-Japan ties

The slow warming of ties between the neighbours has sped up since Mr Trump attacked them both on trade. Abe realises that Japan's future economic prosperity requires increased trade with China , now Japan's largest trading partner. The group of uninhabited islets, which are called Diaoyu in China, are controlled by Japan but claimed by Beijing ...

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  • Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS
Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS

A 6.8 magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Greece in the early morning hours of Friday, being felt as far as Italy, Albania, Malta and Macedonia. The quake was also felt on mainland Greece, including in the western town of Pyrgos. Extensive damage was avoided because quake-prone Zakynthos had adopted seismic protection codes in co...

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  • At least 17 killed in Jordan flooding; Israel joins rescue effort
At least 17 killed in Jordan flooding; Israel joins rescue effort

Hundreds of families and relatives converged on Shounah hospital a few kilometers from the resort area. The bus, loaded with 37 students and seven chaperones, was hit by a flash flood near the Dead Sea, close to the Israeli border, on Thursday evening.

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  • Trump tells migrant caravan: Go back to your country
Trump tells migrant caravan: Go back to your country

The additional troops would provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, said the USA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a plan that had not been finalized and formally announced. In another post, Trump defended his administration's "hard line on illegal immigration" and praised Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe ...

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  • Ethiopia's first female president: A glittering local, global career
Ethiopia's first female president: A glittering local, global career

Sahle-Work Zewde on her election earlier today to the position of President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia . She is the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia . Ethiopian lawmakers last week approved a Cabinet with women making up a record 50 per cent of ministers, including the country's first female defence minister.

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  • Wife of freed Japanese praises his survival
Wife of freed Japanese praises his survival

He said the government had notified Yasuda's wife, but still needed to confirm his identity. At a press conference earlier Wednesday, Suga said that the government has been working to solve the kidnapping mainly through a group tasked with gathering information about worldwide terrorism directed by the Prime Minister's Office.

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  • Florida Gubernatorial Hopefuls Prepare For Final Debate
Florida Gubernatorial Hopefuls Prepare For Final Debate

Most of their supporters say they've made their decision, though more of Gillum's supporters say they probably won't change their minds, 87 percent, than DeSantis' supporters, 79 percent. But DeSantis, who is backed by President Trump, was packing punches of his own that followed the same line of attack favored by the Commander in Chief.

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  • Trump Tweets, 'I Rarely Use a Cellphone,' From His iPhone
Trump Tweets, 'I Rarely Use a Cellphone,' From His iPhone

The President has been loath to part with his iPhones, which he uses to tweet out his responses to the latest news. The Chinese are regularly listening to Donald Trump's mobile phone calls. Two of these are secure and include NSA protections that limit their risk of being compromised, while the third is a standard iPhone "that is no different...

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