Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident

Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident

The Friday statement said the investigation determined from video footage, interviews and other evidence that Lesin entered his room for the final time about 10:48 a.m. The BBC reported that even preliminary U.S. findings suggested foul play and that his extensive injuries could be explained "by falls" following days of heavy drinking. Read More

Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

The hours-long attack on the facility - which was home to almost 700 recruits - lasted until early hours on Tuesday. After killing the security guard in a watch tower before midnight, they entered into the hostel and occupied the place. Read More

Japan's Abe queries Duterte on anti-US stance

Mr Duterte will return to the Philippines on Thursday evening. Abe expressed support for Duterte's war on drugs, and the two sides agreed to work together against terrorism and North Korea's nuclear and ballistic-missile development. "This will be the last maneuver, war games between the United States and the Philippines' military". Duterte made the proposal during his visit to a coast guard unit to observe an exercise from one of the patrol vessels Japan pledged to provide the ... Read More

Burundi notifies UN of International Criminal Court withdrawal

The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of "persecuting" Africans. Minister Bojang said Gambia has begun the process of withdrawing from the ICC, which involves notifying the UN Secretary-General and takes effect a year after the notification is received. Read More

Burundi notifies United Nations of International Criminal Court withdrawal

All but one of the 10 investigations launched so far by the ICC have taken place in African countries. Those ratios have led a host of African leaders to denounce the court in rallies and at global institutions. Ironically, the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is a former Gambian justice minister. Last week, Burundi enacted a law providing for the withdrawal of the ICC and South Africa announced his departure after the controversy caused by his refusal in 2015 to arrest ... Read More

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment

He noted that all 28 allies are aware of NATO's concern that the Russian ships could be used by Russia as a platform to bomb Aleppo and elsewhere in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Asked his view of remarks by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that, should he win, US commitment would depend on members keeping up with their contributions, Stoltenberg stressed first he did not want to get drawn into the US election campaign. Read More

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

North Korea has been hit by 5 sets of United Nations sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006. As fears grow that the Asian country will soon possess a nuclear-tipped missile that can hit US soil, Clapper declared that a realistic best case scenario for the USA looks like a cap, not a ban, on North Korea's nuclear power. Read More

Fears for star Chinese sailor missing in Pacific

Guo set sail on his trimaran near the U.S. city of San Francisco, embarking on a solo voyage to the Chinese city of Shanghai . Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crews conducted six search patterns in the vicinity of the Quindao China and its charted course following notification of the situation Tuesday and into Wednesday. Read More

Trump launches nightly campaign broadcast via Facebook Live

Trump launches nightly campaign broadcast via Facebook Live

Trump's love-hate relationship with the media has been a consistent theme throughout his campaign - and it's been rumored that Trump might start a media company should he lose the election . Trump's people are saying no. Trump is saying no. The series, which will stream Trump's rallies directly each night and feature pre-and post-event commentary, comes on the heels of the campaign's debate night Facebook Live last week, which brought in more than 9 million views . Read More

PP to form minority Government

PP to form minority Government

The development came two days after Spain's Socialists made a decision to stop opposing Rajoy and his Popular Party (PP) in the parliament and let the party govern alone. The Spanish prime minister added that he would submit his candidacy for a parliamentary vote of confidence. If no government is in place by then, a third round of elections would have to be called. Read More

Cameroon train crash death toll as high as 73, rescuers say

Minister: 55 Killed Hundreds Injured In Cameroon Train Accident :- On Friday, around 55 people were killed and above the 600 people injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed. "I am calling on everyone to double efforts to save the lives of the injured", Ngo'o said. At least 73 people died when a train derailed in Cameroon on Friday, higher than the official death toll of 53, according to rescue workers and hospital staff. Read More

Spain's Socialists clear way for minority conservative government

Spain's Socialists clear way for minority conservative government

Speaking on Cadena SER radio, party deputy Jose Maria Barreda said the division was "considerably deep" but said the choice was either let the Popular party govern with a minority government or face a third election that could be potentially disastrous for the Socialists whose popularity among voters has plunged. Read More

Donald Trump is 'threatening' USA democracy: Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump is 'threatening' USA democracy: Hillary Clinton

Trump , who had drawn big laughs earlier in the speech, appeared to lose the room as he repeatedly dug in with caustic swipes at Clinton , drawing rare boos at a charity event meant to raise money for impoverished children throughout NY. Their answers were generally the same: Whatever Trump did with women in the past is less important to them than what he may do as president."I'm embarrassed that our country can't come up with better candidates, to be honest with you", said Evelyn ... Read More

Clashes, Artillery Fire Hit Aleppo As Truce Expires

Russian Federation extended a truce in Syria's Aleppo for another 24 hours, as the United Nations said it delayed planned evacuations from the city due to security concerns. The United Nations had hoped to use the ceasefire to evacuate seriously wounded people, and possibly deliver aid. But Laerke said that was not long enough and the United Nations has asked Russian Federation to consider a further extension until Monday evening. Read More

Philippines police van rams protesters outside United States embassy in Manila

Rally-goers hurled red paint at the policemen and a US government seal at the seaside embassy leading to the arrests of 23 protesters who broke into a police cordon. "Even as the president vowed an independent foreign policy, Philippine police forces still act as running dogs of the U.S". The protesters also opposed the president's effort to make overtures toward China. Read More

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed the USS Decatur sailed within the vicinity of the Paracel Islands in order to challenge China's claims in the South China Sea. Asked if the Chinese could view the patrol as a provocative act , spokesman Josh Earnest said: "They shouldn't, because this is a principle that reflects what we believe is the broad interest of the global community". Read More

Donald Trump may have just previewed his future TV network

Donald Trump may have just previewed his future TV network

After the conclusion of the debate, which a CNN instant poll proclaimed that Clinton won by 52-39, Trump was back on Facebook with more rampant campaigning. United States presidential candidate Donald Trump could launch a cable or OTT news net, according to numerous reports out of the US. "ALERT: TRUMP WINS FINAL DEBATE" read the chyron at the bottom of the screen. Read More

PGA event in Malaysia interrupted as six-foot long PYTHON emerges onto course

Thomas has rounds of 64-66. The third Indian in the fray, SSP Chawrasia had an identical score from his first round, 2-over to slip four places and finish the round at tied-73rd. The four-time PGA TOUR victor is coming off a hard fought comeback in 2016 which saw him win for the first time in five years and regain the card he lost in 2015. Read More

Turkish jets strike Syrian Kurdish militia targets

On Wednesday night, Turkish air strikes pounded YPG fighters and allied fighters in northern Syria and the army said it killed between 160 and 200 combatants. It has also occasionally attacked ISIS positions in northern Syria . As in Iraq, where Kurdish fighters are at the forefront of the offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, Kurdish forces in Syria also have been battling Islamic State militants and made significant territorial gains in Aleppo province. Read More

Mosul Battle: 900 Civilians Flee City Ahead Of Fighting

Islamic State militants have sent trucks loaded with explosives careening toward the front lines and fired mortars to slow the Iraqi forces' advance. He did not say how many of them are foreigners. The UN is preparing for what it fears could be the biggest man-made humanitarian crisis in recent times. "To this end global consultations will be held in Paris on October 20 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on October 25 by the Ministry of Defense", the presidential office's statement said. Read More