• China's 1st private rocket fails after launch:The Asahi Shimbun
China's 1st private rocket fails after launch:The Asahi Shimbun

A rocket built by a private Chinese space company failed to get into orbit after its launch. Since then, dozens of private spacefaring companies have popped up in China , such as ExPace, LinkSpace, OneSpace , and LandSpace. A three-stage booster with a total length of 19 meters and a diameter of 1.35 meters has a launch thrust of 45 tons, a takeo...

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  • Ottawa's Jewish community advised to remain vigilant after synagogue shooting
Ottawa's Jewish community advised to remain vigilant after synagogue shooting

We have very, very strong leadership in this city. The mayor said October 28 that keeping guns out of the hands of irrational people was a better way to prevent violence. No additional information about that evidence was immediately made available. Bowers himself was discharged from the hospital this morning after being treated for gunshot woun...

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  • What to expect from Turkey-hosted summit on Syrian war
What to expect from Turkey-hosted summit on Syrian war

Following the summit, the four leaders issued a statement calling for the convening of a committee by the end of the year to work on constitutional reform as a prelude to free and fair elections in Syria . The statement underlined the need to ensure safe and unhindered access of aid groups throughout Syria and immediate humanitarian assistance f...

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  • White House: Trump to travel Tuesday to Pittsburgh after synagogue massacre
White House: Trump to travel Tuesday to Pittsburgh after synagogue massacre

Myers, the rabbi, said at Sunday's vigil that he was praying with a dozen early worshippers when the gunman appeared at the door. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat who is Jewish, said on Sunday the country needs to combat a climate of hatred and division that he said Trump helped foster.

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  • Top Saudi prosecutor expected in Turkey over writer’s death
Top Saudi prosecutor expected in Turkey over writer’s death

Addressing the forum in Manama on Saturday, Mattis warned that "the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic facility must concern us all greatly". Anadolu said the Saudi prosecutor would inspect the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi was killed almost four weeks ago. "What's the link between arms sales and Mr Khashoggi's murder?" U...

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  • Ireland votes on historic blasphemy ban
Ireland votes on historic blasphemy ban

The businessman is expected to lose his election deposit as candidates need to poll higher than 12.5% to get their deposit back. Deputy McHugh said he had worked with Mr Higgins in the Department of Foreign Affairs and found him to be a "wonderful ambassador" for his country.

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  • This is when the clocks go back
This is when the clocks go back

The change will happen at 4 am, when clocks turn back to 3 am, marking the start of standard time. If you always forget whether clocks go forwards or backwards, just remember the popular saying: 'Spring forward, fall back'. However, the idea first came about from the U.S. in 1784 as a way to use daylight better. Another issue that could arise i...

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  • Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election; Will Leave Party Role
Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election; Will Leave Party Role

Meanwhile, Merkel's CDU has seen party support plummet. That was enough to give the CDU a win but was the party's worst showing since 1966 and a drop of 11 percentage points since Hesse's last election, in 2013. The current parliamentary term ends in late 2021. A senior CDU member told Reuters that party leaders wanted to discuss the possibilit...

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  • Synagogue gunman kills 11 in America's worst anti-Semitic attack
Synagogue gunman kills 11 in America's worst anti-Semitic attack

NBC News' Chuck Todd Monday criticized Trump for his attacks on the media, calling on him to instead set an example for Americans. The letter comes as part of a broader demand for, as Phyllis Bennis and Rev. "It's one of the worst that I've seen, and I've seen some plane crashes". He walked out, under the custody of the police department, aft...

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  • Trump denounces 'hate' in America after synagogue shooting
Trump denounces 'hate' in America after synagogue shooting

He said security was a "major concern" during his stint as president, and active shooting situations and active shooter trainings were conducted, "if something horrific like this happened". The congregation's president declined to comment. "The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead", Netanyahu said. The Tree of Life Syna...

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  • Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted
Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted

CNN president Jeff Zucker announced on Monday that the suspicious package had been intercepted in Atlanta , while adding that it never would have made it to the CNN Center because all mail addressed to the network is being screened at off-site facilities.

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  • Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody
Student shot at North Carolina school, another student in custody

Students are now being released to parents after the campus was in lockdown for more than an hour. The male student who was shot died at a hospital, Tyrrell said. By late morning, school officials said that the lockdown was lifted and families could pick up students at the main entrance. Both the students involved in the incident attend Butler,...

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  • Dead women found duct-taped at UWS park identified as missing sisters
Dead women found duct-taped at UWS park identified as missing sisters

The bodies are believed to have washed ashore with the tide and stayed when the tide went out, police said. The NYPD on Friday identified the pair of bodies pulled from the Hudson River earlier this week as two missing sisters from Fairfax, Virginia.

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  • Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021
Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

She added that she would not handpick her own successor as head of the CDU party when she steps down in December. Yahoo Finance UK's Alanna Petroff spoke to Florian Hense, economist at Berenberg, who said "we see a risk that someone could take over the party and she would not serve her whole term [as chancellor]".

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  • FBI Had Plenty of Clues on Pipe Bomb Suspect
FBI Had Plenty of Clues on Pipe Bomb Suspect

Moore has his own interpretation of why Sayoc supports the U.S. President and why he allegedly mailed pipe bombs to Trump's political opponents. An initial hearing is set Monday afternoon in Florida federal court for 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc , who faces five federal charges.

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  • Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Oldest victim was 97
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Oldest victim was 97

Officials said eight men and three women killed , ranging in age from 54 to 97, and six were wounded, including four police officers, before Bowers was tracked down, shot and apprehended. A study of Gab's top posts published this year, which analyzed 22 million posts , said the social network mostly "attracts alt-right users, conspiracy theo...

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  • Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit
Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Modi lauded the Indian diaspora for introducing Kabbadi and Cricket in Japan where martial art is very popular. "Just as how lamps light up the dark during Diwali wherever you are, you are spreading the light of India to every corner of the world and Japan and making the country proud".

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  • Voting begins in Kandahar elections
Voting begins in Kandahar elections

Security was tight throughout southern Kandahar as voters waited hours in line Saturday to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief .

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  • German governing parties punished in state election
German governing parties punished in state election

According to an exit poll by public broadcaster ARD in Hesse state, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) shed more than 10 points compared with 2013 for a 27.4-percent score, holding on to a weakened first place. Still, the CDU seemed to have avoided a worst-case scenario in Hesse: The potential humiliation of losing control of the state, as...

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  • Saudi prosecutor to visit Turkey over Khashoggi’s case
Saudi prosecutor to visit Turkey over Khashoggi’s case

Jamal Khashoggi , a columnist for The Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi government, disappeared and reportedly died after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He called them "childish statements. not compatible with the seriousness of a nation state". "Hand them over to us", Erdogan said. The European Parliament ...

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