Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays

Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delaysA suicide bomber killed 15 people in Kabul, the most serious of a series of smaller-scale attacks that caused dozens of casualties across the country but did not deter voters who endured long queues to cast their ballot. "Today the people gave an unanswerable response to the enemies of Afghanistan," government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri told reporters. Voting should have been over by the time the suicide bomber struck a polling station in the north of Kabul, killing 10 civilians and five police, but polling stations were kept open longer than normal to cope with large numbers of people who had been unable to cast ballots.



17 dead after train flips in Taiwan

17 dead after train flips in TaiwanAt least 17 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal route in Taiwan on Sunday. The Taiwan Railways Administration confirmed 17 people had been killed and said 132 people had also been injured in the accident in northeastern Yilan county. Images from the site showed the Puyuma Express train completely derailed and lying zig-zagged across the track.



Selma Blair Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis

Selma Blair Reveals She Has Multiple SclerosisActress Selma Blair revealed to her Instagram followers Saturday that she has



Martin Brudnizki's Debuts Dreamy Light Fixtures for Urban Electric Co.

Martin Brudnizki's Debuts Dreamy Light Fixtures for Urban Electric Co.



Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’

Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the



Brett Kavanaugh: Witches placed mass hex on Supreme Court Justice during New York protest ritual

Brett Kavanaugh: Witches placed mass hex on Supreme Court Justice during New York protest ritualWitches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a protest ritual in New York. The spell, which was livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday, was also targeted at “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them”. Organisers at the Catland occult bookshop in Brooklyn said the hex was as “an act of resistance and resilience” following the controversy over allegations of sexual assault against Mr Kavanaugh.



Schiff: Khashoggi killing should be 'relationship-altering event for' US and Saudis

Schiff: Khashoggi killing should be 'relationship-altering event for' US and SaudisReps. Adam Schiff and Peter King of the House Intelligence Committee discuss how U.S. should respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia consulate.



2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting death

2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting deathSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teen-aged suspects have been charged, including one man who remains on the loose, in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school, authorities said Sunday.



Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveil Sydney's Anzac memorial

Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveil Sydney's Anzac memorialThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex have paid tribute to Australia’s war dead as they attended the unveiling of an Anzac memorial 84 years in the making. The Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park, which commemorates the sacrifices made by those who served for Australia and New Zealand, was designed in the 1930s by Bruce Dellitt.  But following the Great Depression, the finances were not available to make Mr Dellitt's vision -  including a four-tier cascading waterfall on the Liverpool Street side of the monument - a reality. The Duke, wearing the tropical dress of his regiment, the Blues and Royals, with medals, KCVO and sword, and Duchess, wearing an Emilia Wickstead dress and Philip Tracey hat, were met by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian and David Elliott, minister for Veterans Affairs on an overcast Sydney morning.  There were also crowds along Liverpool Street, while more people - and a cardboard cutout of Harry and Meghan - watched on from balconies as the royals arrived. Harry and Meghan arrive for the unveiling ceremony with the governor of New South Wales and his wife Credit: Ryan Pierce/Getty Images Twins Krystal and Sienna Dawson presented the royal couple with a medallion and a painting during the visit. The girls, aged nine, are from the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe and both said they were nervous about meeting and performing for Harry and Meghan. Krystal, who did an Aboriginal art floral painting, said: "They said hi and 'nice to meet you'." The medallion, presented by Sienna, said "play the game", the motto of the Beverly Hills public school which they attend. Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal tour of Australia - in pictures She said: "I didn't want to dance at first, but then it was fun." The Sussexes will visit the Hall Of Service, which contains 1,700 soil samples from each town, suburb and district in New South Wales listed as an address for First World War enlistees.  The completion of the extension, which cost £22 million, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the war. 



Mnuchin says premature to comment on sanctions against Saudi Arabia

Mnuchin says premature to comment on sanctions against Saudi ArabiaMnuchin said information so far on the investigation was "a good first step but not enough" as Riyadh faced international pressure to disclose what happened to Khashoggi, who disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. U.S. President Donald Trump emphasized on Saturday that he was not satisfied with the Saudis' handling of the case, further raising questions over whether he would act to impose sanctions on Saudi officials believed to be behind Khashoggi's death. "It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom of what occurred," Mnuchin told reporters in Jerusalem at the start of a Middle East visit.



Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in Kashmir

Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in KashmirIndian police said "leftover explosives" were responsible for a blast in Kashmir that killed at least five civilians Sunday as they protested against government forces shooting dead three alleged militants. Protesters had surged the site of a shootout in southern Kulgam town, chanting slogans against Indian rule and hurling rocks at troops as they fired at unidentified gunmen. Three alleged rebels were shot dead in the exchange but a subsequent explosion at the scene killed five demonstrators, said inspector-general of police Swayam Prakash Pani.



Man who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart gets life in prison

Man who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart gets life in prisonBRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. But more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery.



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