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Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

October 21, 2018 20:52 PM

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Oct 21: At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.

Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

October 21, 2018 13:00 PM

LOS ANGELES, Oct 21: Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

October 21, 2018 09:02 AM

ELKO, Nevada, Oct 21 : President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it’s preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons.

Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

October 20, 2018 12:30 PM

ISTANBUL, Oct 20: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

October 20, 2018 11:20 AM

NEW DELHI Oct 20: A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

Trump’s national security adviser heads to Moscow

October 20, 2018 10:20 AM

WASHINGTON Oct 20 : President Donald Trump’s national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

October 20, 2018 10:08 AM

TOKYO, Oct 20 : European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

Turkey suggests Khashoggi’s remains taken out of consulate

October 19, 2018 17:46 PM

ISTANBUL, Oct 19: A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city — if and after he was killed in Istanbul earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi consulate with U.S. officials.

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

October 19, 2018 17:38 PM

BEIJING , Oct 19:  — China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported.

Afghanistan to hold parliamentary elections on Saturday

October 19, 2018 17:30 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 19 : Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country’s 34 provinces.

Malaysia ex-Deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

October 19, 2018 13:25 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19: Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister has been charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year.

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

October 19, 2018 12:00 PM

MENLO PARK, Oct 19: In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1B through August

October 19, 2018 11:00 AM

DENVER, Oct 19: A Colorado reports shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.

China’s economic growth slows amid trade battle with US

October 19, 2018 10:00 AM

BEIJING, Oct 19: China’s economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington.

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

October 19, 2018 09:30 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 19: President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

October 18, 2018 20:31 PM

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Oct 18 : Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.

French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

October 18, 2018 15:15 PM

PARIS, Oct 18: France’s finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

US officials optimistic on US-China military ties

October 18, 2018 12:15 PM

SINGAPORE, Oct 18: After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

October 18, 2018 11:45 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Oct 18: Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. But he’s not confirming there is any such recording, as reported by Turkish media, and he’s continuing to urge patience while Saudi Arabia says it’s investigating.