News: World

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

Sunday  00:55,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election.BARCELONA, Spain — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's[...]

Trump plans to release JFK assassination documents despite concerns from federal agencies

Saturday  23:45,   21 october 2017
The Washington Post

<p>President Trump announced that he planned to release never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.</p>President Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of[...]

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

Saturday  23:21,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday.&nbsp;CAIRO — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts,[...]

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

Saturday  23:20,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday.&nbsp;CAIRO — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts,[...]

'We opened the blinds and got an awful fright' - Residents' shock after Storm Brian sweeps across country

Saturday  22:50,   21 october 2017
Independent.ie

A woman has described how she got an "an awful fright" when she opened her blinds this morning to see "a river" at her front door after Storm Brian hit the south-east of the country. The south of the country experienced gusts of[...]

Irish Rail staff announce five strike dates - including day of Ireland's World Cup playoff

Saturday  18:16,   21 october 2017
Independent.ie

The Iarnród Éireann Trade Union Group have announced five days of industrial action as a dispute with management over pay escalates. The dates announced this afternoon are:Wednesday November 1Tuesday November 7Tuesday November 14Thursday November[...]

Spain PM approves taking powers from Catalonia

Saturday  16:00,   21 october 2017
Sky News

Spain's PM says he has approved implementing Article 155 of the country's constitution - allowing the Madrid government to take back powers from Catalonia. Mariano Rajoy announced the unprecedented measures after a crisis meeting of his[...]

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over Mersal, says don't 'demon-etise' Tamil pride

Saturday  14:40,   21 october 2017
India Today

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over Mersal, says don't 'demon-etise' Tamil prideRahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, "Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering[...]

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over Mersal, says don't 'demon-etise' Tamil pride

Saturday  14:40,   21 october 2017
India Today

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over Mersal, says don't 'demon-etise' Tamil prideRahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, "Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering[...]

Bihar board insisted she flunked Science, twice. How she won in court

Saturday  14:00,   21 october 2017
NDTV

Usually In news for instances of brazen cheating in exams and 'fake' toppers, Bihar's education board is back in the spotlight. This time, for flunking a Class 10 student who insisted she had done much better. Later, officials also tried [...]

War veteran, 97, vows to bounce back after ‘horrific’ robbery on doorstep

Saturday  13:51,   21 october 2017
Press Association

The suspect is described as 5ft 8in, of medium build and wore dark clothing. A war veteran in his nineties was robbed at his home in Wigan https://t.co/hFASdJQdkh— G M Police (@gmpolice) October 14, 2017Detective Sergeant Phil Housley, of Greater[...]

Dozens of arrests as mobs kill nine 'vampires'

Saturday  11:26,   21 october 2017
Sky News

Police say 140 people have been arrested after a spate of deadly mob attacks on suspected "vampires" in Malawi.There have been at least nine killings, including an epileptic man who was burned to death and another person who was stoned to[...]

Fowl play: Turkeys attack police in US town

Saturday  09:36,   21 october 2017
Sky News

A gang of marauding turkeys has been causing chaos in a small town in Massachusetts, harassing residents and police. The birds, which are native to the area, have been filmed chasing police cars and attacking residents in Bridgewater, about 30[...]

Notorious UK jihadist ended up in IS death camp

Saturday  09:35,   21 october 2017
Sky News

He was one of four jihadists that the UK placed on a UN sanctions list, now the only trace of Abu Sa'eed al Britani is his name on a prison wall in an Islamic State death camp.  It is evidence he fell-foul of the violent group he once[...]

Missing couple in Joshua Tree died in murder-suicide, authorities say

Saturday  09:26,   21 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

A couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park nearly three months ago died in a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday .Investigators say Joseph Orbeso, 22, shot and killed his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then turned the gun on[...]