Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 23:09
Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regional government.
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States that legalized recreational weed see increase in car accidents, studies say

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 23:07
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative.
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DOJ investigating Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 23:07
The Department of Justice has subpoenaed at least two Catholic dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania as part of an investigation into abuse by priests.
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U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 23:06
The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question.
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Trump says it 'certainly looks' like journalist Khashoggi is dead

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 23:03
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it "certainly looks" U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead.
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Paul Manafort is spending a lot of time with Robert Mueller lately. A LOT.

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 22:25
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller have been spending a whole lot of time together of late, according to CNN's Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez. The duo write:
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Rwandan president appoints new foreign, defense ministers in reshuffle

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 22:19
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame appointed new ministers of defense and foreign affairs in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Thursday.
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Brazil leftist accuses presidential rival of illegal social media campaigning

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:58
Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil's campaign finance law.
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German defense ministry orders reforms, inquiry into use of consultants

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:54
The German Defence Ministry, under fire for its use of outside consultants, said on Thursday it is investigating possible misconduct by ministry officials and will shortly publish strict new guidelines for hiring external advisers.
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British royals reign over drought-stricken Australian town

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:40
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, arrived with the gift of much-needed rain and cheer on Wednesday for the rural Australian city of Dubbo, where farmers are struggling with a prolonged drought.
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Jason Chaffetz poses with Native American statue to mock Elizabeth Warren

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:38
Former Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz posted a photo of himself Thursday with a wooden Native American statue in an attempt to mock Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Rare eye condition was behind da Vinci's genius, research claims

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:27
A rare eye condition helped Leonardo da Vinci paint distance and depth of objects on flat surfaces with the accuracy which he became famous for, new research claims.
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Saudi intel officer 'pivotal' in apparent assassination, source says

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:26
Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the investigation has told CNN.
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Italy defends budget as EU warns of 'unprecedented' rules breach

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:25
Italy's Prime Minister defended its free-spending budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism from Brussels as the European Commission stepped up pressure over a draft it labeled an unprecedented breach of EU fiscal rules.
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Ariana Grande speaks post Pete Davidson split

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:23
Ariana Grande is taking a social media break in light of her broken engagement to Pete Davidson.
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Cop to young men: I'm 'trigger happy'

Associated Press - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:19
A Hartford, Connecticut police officer was fired because of these threatening words caught on video.
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Italy's 5-Star seeks 'clarification' with League over tax amnesty row

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:15
The head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday that a dispute with the League over a tax amnesty needed to be sorted out because it was upsetting financial markets.
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Putin blames fatal college attack in Crimea on localization

Reuters - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed a mass shooting at a college in Crimea on localization, saying a problem that began in the United States had spread around the world through online communities on the Internet.
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