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Author: 0 Pakistan court overturns death sentence for blasphemy accused

Asia Bibi , a mother of four, has been living on death row since 2010 when she became the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws. Insulting Islam's prophet is punishable by death under Pakistani law, and blasphemy accusations stir such emotions that they are nearly impossible to defend against.

People 1st Emirati-Made Satellite Launched into Space From Japan's Space Centre
Author: 0 1st Emirati-Made Satellite Launched into Space From Japan's Space Centre

The director of the space systems development department and the project manager of KhalifaSat at the MBRSC, Amer Al Sayegh, said, "This is a very proud moment for us at the MBRSC and as UAE nationals". The team of #KhalifaSAT has not only developed #UAE's most advanced earth observation satellite but laid a framework for next generations of Emirati engineers! The satellite is officially named GOSAT-2, short for "greenhouse gases observing satellite-2", and is meant to provide data that ...

People Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy
Author: 0 Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

The Lahore High Court had upheld that conviction and punishment. "The FIR states that Bibi was a Christian preacher, was she really?" the chief justice asked. She had then challenged the LHC verdict in the Supreme Court, which stayed her execution in July 2015 and admitted her appeal for hearing. Bibi has always denied blaspheming and her representatives have claimed she was involved in a dispute with her neighbours and that her accusers had contradicted themselves.

People Trump threatens to end United States birthright citizenship guarantee
Author: 0 Trump threatens to end United States birthright citizenship guarantee

Fernandez is concerned after learning that President Donald Trump said he could issue an executive order that would end citizenship by birth. Guess what? You don't. According to CNN , he said this in a television interview taped on Monday. The country is facing a massive backlog of immigration cases - some 700,000 - and there are more and more families coming across the border from Central America - groups who can not be simply returned over the border .

People German nurse admits killing 100 patients
Author: 0 German nurse admits killing 100 patients

As part of the investigation, police and prosecutors reviewed more than 500 patient files and hundreds of hospital records. Niels Hoegel, 41, is already serving a life sentence for murder. His trial in the northwestern city of Oldenburg began with a minute of silence for the patients. Investigators believe the actual toll could top 200, though the true number may never be known because several presumed victims' bodies were cremated before they could be autopsied.

People 'Woman blows herself up' in Tunis
Author: 0 'Woman blows herself up' in Tunis

One witness said: "I was in front of the theatre and heard a huge explosion and saw people fleeing". Shops, he said, were shut on what is usually one of the busiest streets in the capital, and police had barricaded the street. Habib Bourguiba avenue is considered the cultural, political and economic heart of Tunis . Mosaique FM said the bomber came from the Mahdia region of eastern Tunisia and that security services raided her home after the attack.

People Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia
Author: 0 Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia

The younger sibling had been living with their mother, who is based in Virginia, before visiting her sister. Officials in NY provided no cause of death Sunday for two young Virginia women whose bodies were found along the Hudson River on Wednesday, and police said it had not been determined whether they were victims of foul play.

People Mueller Wants FBI to Look Into Scheme to Discredit Him
Author: 0 Mueller Wants FBI to Look Into Scheme to Discredit Him

The tale is a convoluted one, and it involves one of Mueller's most vocal critics on the right, a self-identified lobbyist named Jack Burkman , reports CNBC . Burkman claimed on Tuesday on Twitter that he's holding an event at which Mueller's first supposed "victim" will come forward. "Some sad news. On Thursday, November 1, at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn at noon, we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sex assault victims".

People Couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfie, relative says
Author: 0 Couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfie, relative says

That photo made it very clear that Moorthy and Viswanath, 29, where perilously close to the edge of the drop where there are no guards or rails to protect visitors. Meenakshi Moorthy was a self-proclaimed "travel-obsessed" blogger who captured photos around the world. "Is our life just worth one photo?" the post read.

People Trump plans 2 Missouri stops before US Senate election
Author: 0 Trump plans 2 Missouri stops before US Senate election

The memo says Trump has raised $83 million for House candidates running for re-election this year, and that he has campaigned with House candidates in 18 competitive or open seat districts since August 1. Republican voters in Florida have cast close to 60,000 more votes than Democratic voters so far in the state's midterm elections. That includes rallies scheduled this week in Missouri and West Virginia, which also have closely watched U.S.

People Chattanooga synagogues on high alert after Pittsburgh attack
Author: 0 Chattanooga synagogues on high alert after Pittsburgh attack

The Tree of Life Synagogue, whose congregation was founded more than 150 years ago, is located in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood that is historically the heart of Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh . Rose Mallinger lived nearby in the heavily Jewish Squirrel Hill neighborhood and was a regular sight on the street and at a local grocery store. U.S.

People Whitey Bulger, notorious Boston mob boss, dies in prison
Author: 0 Whitey Bulger, notorious Boston mob boss, dies in prison

Bulger had recently been moved to the prison in West Virginia where he was found. Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved. The trial came almost 20 years after he went on the run after being tipped off to a pending federal indictment by a corrupt FBI agent. Bulger was the head of the Winter Hill Gang, a violent South Boston crime ring, from the 1970 into the '90s.

People Birthright citizenship must end
Author: 0 Birthright citizenship must end

It'll happen", he told Axios , "with an executive order". In an interview released Tuesday, the president said he was planning to sign an executive order to end the long-disputed practice. The interviewer said that was disputed, indicating it might breach the 14th amendment of the U.S. constitution. So that's the text. The amendment was passed by Congress in 1866 during the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War.

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Author: 0 "Statue of Unity", Modi's Political Ego?

Located alongside the Narmada River in Gujarat , on the western coast of India , it is nearly 30 metres taller than the current record holder - the Spring Temple Buddha in China - and almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty. Recalling Patel's contribution in uniting the nation, Modi said the leader ensured "the merger of all princely states with the Dominion of India". Infrastructure giant Larsen and Toubro was given the contract to construct the Statue of Unity .

People Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report
Author: 0 Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report

Unidentified officials at the agency said close to 28% of the pollution by PM2.5 (presence of particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) on Tuesday was caused by regional factors such as stubble burning. "This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfil their full potential". Parents should try to avoid household air pollution by using less polluting fuels for cooking and heating and not smoking, but to reduce child ...

People 'Never give up': Mother reunited with son allegedly abducted in 1987
Author: 0 'Never give up': Mother reunited with son allegedly abducted in 1987

Jermaine Mann had been told by his father that his mother died shortly after his birth, Toronto police said. Mr. Mann will be extradited to Canada to face a charge of abduction, Toronto police say. "They lived, basically, a life of lies as to who they were and what they did, unbeknownst to Jermaine", Toronto Police Det. When Mr. Mann was found and arrested last week, he and his son were living in CT under different names.

People Trump Blames Media for 'Great Anger' in US
Author: 0 Trump Blames Media for 'Great Anger' in US

However, moments later, she verbally sparred with journalists in the room asking about Trump's pointed rhetoric amid his Monday morning tweets calling the press the "enemy of the people" - days after CNN and prominent Democrats received pipe bombs in the mail.

People #OMG Twitter May Be Removing Its Like Button
Author: 0 #OMG Twitter May Be Removing Its Like Button

This has led to a phenomenon where people would share something on social media, only to delete it shortly thereafter if their post doesn't receive enough likes. Additional changes include letting users edit tweaks and a new verification system "so that a blue tick is no longer a preserve of celebrities and 'influencers, '" the Telegraph states.

People Venice on 'code red' as city sees worst flooding since 2012
Author: 0 Venice on 'code red' as city sees worst flooding since 2012

In Venice, tourists were left wading through knee-high water which swamped the elevated walkways that are normally sufficient to navigate the regular seasonal water level rise. Shops owners were pictured on social media using water pumps to protect their livelihoods. The project, nicknamed Moses, has been delayed due to cost overruns and corruption scandals.

People Korea Expresses Confidence About Denuclearization
Author: 0 Korea Expresses Confidence About Denuclearization

South Korea's top court ruled on Tuesday Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp must compensate four South Koreans for their forced labor during World War II, a verdict Japan denounced as " unthinkable" while expressing hope that the uneasy neighbors' cooperation on North Korea would not be hurt.

People Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting suspect appears in court
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting suspect appears in court

Details are slowly emerging about the man suspected of killing 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. "Try to play for the city as we always do, but especially in times like this", Crosby said. "Then I turned around and left", he said. Robert Bowers , 46, of Pittsburgh , was taken into custody after a shootout with a SWAT team on Saturday.

People 7 shot, hurt at California nightclub holding Halloween party
Author: 0 7 shot, hurt at California nightclub holding Halloween party

Officers arrived at the venue, which also houses a tapas restaurant, on Mission Inn Avenue where they located two people suffering from gunshot wounds. then there was just shooting and I heard automatic gunshots". They were transported by paramedics to a hospital. "I was just praying, like, God get me through this".

People Air pollution kills 600,000 kids annually mostly in Africa, Asia
Author: 0 Air pollution kills 600,000 kids annually mostly in Africa, Asia

Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated further on Monday, as PM 2.5 level increased to 325 from 315 the previous day. New Delhi's air quality has been hovering between poor and very poor categories since the past week though it has not yet formally reached the severe levels.

People Hillary Clinton: Yes, I Might Run For President Again In 2020
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: Yes, I Might Run For President Again In 2020

When asked if she wanted to run again, Clinton said: 'No, no'. "Wait, there was a pause", Swisher interjected. "I'm not going to handicap the race before anyone actually gets into it", Clinton said. mail. Is it that she's run before? Is outsized loathing of Hillary Clinton fair? She said first, we can't be civil with a political party trying to destroy us.

People China's private satellite-carrying rocket fails after launch
Author: 0 China's private satellite-carrying rocket fails after launch

The rocket launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Mongolia, and was supposed to carry the satellite "Future" into orbit. The failure of Saturday's attempt would not interfere with the company's next mission, which is set to take place in 2020, Global Times reported.

People Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria
Author: 0 Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria

Russia's Putin , Merkel's Germany, France's Macron and Turkey's Erdoğan noted "progress" in demilitarising the Idlib area, in northwestern Syria , which separates Syrian government troops from local rebel groups. On Turkey's effort to eliminate terrorists along its borders in northern Syria , Erdogan repeated Ankara's determination for a possible counter-terror operation in east of the Euphrates River.

People Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem
Author: 0 Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem

Bowers was charged with 11 state counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in what the leader of the Anti-Defamation League called the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history. Rabinowitz was "truly a trusted confidant and healer", Claus wrote . Dena Libman, whose cousin Joyce Fienberg was among those killed , addressed the crowd of residents, religious leaders and politicians from all parties and levels of government.

Author: 0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

Capturing only 33 per cent of the vote, Ms. Merkel's CDU spent nearly six months trying to cobble together a coalition, eventually resorting to the vastly diminished SPD to form a government. German chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, the centre-left SPD party, has said it might quit government after another drubbing in a regional election.

People Trump Blames 'Fake News' for Nation's Anger
Author: 0 Trump Blames 'Fake News' for Nation's Anger

Tom Wolf noted that once again "dangerous weapons are putting our citizens in harm's way". Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said she was "horrified" by the shooting and called on Canadians to "stand together against hatred, intolerance, anti-Semitism and violence".

People Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation
Author: 0 Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation

Washington Post columnist Khashoggi's murder has escalated into a crisis for the world's top oil exporter as Saudi Arabia's allies have reacted with outrage. He said Saudi had proposed the visit from its public prosecutor to Turkey and called on the kingdom to conclude the investigation as soon as possible.

People ‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue
Author: 0 ‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue

Tree of Life is located in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which is known as the heart of the local Jewish community. Earlier this year after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 dead, Trump said teachers carrying concealed guns could stop attacks.

People Another Suspicious Package For CNN Intercepted At Post Office
Author: 0 Another Suspicious Package For CNN Intercepted At Post Office

Another package was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who does analysis for the network. There was no immediate word from authorities on Monday about whether the suspicious package in Atlanta is linked to last week's wave of mail bombs.

People Student killed after shooting at North Carolina high school
Author: 0 Student killed after shooting at North Carolina high school

Both the students involved in the incident attend Butler, officials said . The wounded student was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries, the police said . While police have not confirmed what kind of gun was used, Wilcox said: "I don't know how a young person gets a handgun in the state of North Carolina".

People Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021
Author: 0 Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021

According to Deutsche Welle , as news of Merkel's move spread, Christian Lindner, who leads the center-right Free Democrats (FDP), said, "She's quitting the wrong office". A staunch ally of the chancellor, Mr. Bouffier said that the election campaign in his state was heavily overshadowed by the incessant squabbling within the federal government in Berlin.