• Ex-FBI director James Comey to testify before outgoing Congress
Ex-FBI director James Comey to testify before outgoing Congress

Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, subpoenaed Comey as part of an investigation into FBI decisions made during the 2016 election, when Democrat Hillary Clinton was cleared in a probe into her email use and agents opened an investigation into Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel
Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel

The mission is now authorized through December 15. Officials said an extension appeared likely but had not yet been agreed upon. "The authorisation of the military to use force within domestic borders is a matter of grave outcome for a nation under civilian rule", said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.

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  • Chief Justice Roberts Makes Rare Criticism of Trump After 'Obama Judge' Remark
Chief Justice Roberts Makes Rare Criticism of Trump After 'Obama Judge' Remark

However if Trump wanted to appeal the ruling, that is the court that would hear the appeal. Tigar's decision is also temporary, lasting only until December 19 when the judge is scheduled to hear arguments about whether the order should remain permanent.

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  • Chinese consulate in Pakistan attacked by men armed with hand grenades
Chinese consulate in Pakistan attacked by men armed with hand grenades

The security of the consulate has also been beefed up, Pakistan media reports said. Two policemen have been killed in the attack and a security guard has been injured. Elsewhere in Pakistan on Friday, a powerful bomb at an open-air food market in the Orakzai region of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan, killed 25 people ...

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  • Bomb Smuggled Into Market Kills 31
Bomb Smuggled Into Market Kills 31

At least 31 people were killed while more than 40 others injured, district administration officials as saying. The blast occurred outside the door of a religious seminary just hours after three attackers tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern city of Karachi, killing two policemen.

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  • Woman drops baby out of window from her burning apartment
Woman drops baby out of window from her burning apartment

The baby's mother also fled the building by jumping from the third floor on to a mattress and escaped with only bumps and bruises. "I see them getting a bed ready and everything so the people can jump out the window so we could catch them", he said.

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  • Brother jailed over blaze possibly linked to fatal USA mansion fire
Brother jailed over blaze possibly linked to fatal USA mansion fire

Paul Caniero is accused of setting fire to his own Ocean Township home, about seven hours before the mansion fire was reported. Grammicioni called this case "one of the most heinous cases...we have ever seen". He said I'm in complete shock I can't believe this is happening to me. Gramiccioni was asked Tuesday if a gun was found next to the ma...

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  • Interpol elects South Korean as president, Russian Federation condemns Western pressure
Interpol elects South Korean as president, Russian Federation condemns Western pressure

The election had become deeply political in recent days as USA and other western countries warned that if elected, Prokopchuk, as a high-ranking police official in Russia, could abuse Interpol protocols to harass political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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  • Nancy Pelosi sidelines speaker challenger, wins praise from Barack Obama
Nancy Pelosi sidelines speaker challenger, wins praise from Barack Obama

The donors' letter was prompted by the 16 House Democrats who signed a letter this week outlining their opposition to Pelosi's re-election as House speaker. "And my experience has been that Nancy Pelosi knows how to do that, and she was an extraordinary partner for me throughout my presidency", Obama said.

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  • Trump eager to ‘turn a blind eye' to Khashoggi murder - Turkish FM
Trump eager to ‘turn a blind eye' to Khashoggi murder - Turkish FM

He said the Central Intelligence Agency "points it both ways and as I said, maybe he did, maybe he didn't". The crown prince will round off his tour with a two-day stop in Argentina where he'll come face-to-face with world leaders on November 30 for the two-day Group of 20 summit.

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  • Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden
Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden

United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa on Wednesday to meet with Houthi leaders to discuss convening peace talks in Sweden next month. Both sides have in the past week expressed support for the envoy and his mission to hold talks in Stockholm, but fierce clashes flared up in the Red Sea city of Hodeida late Tuesday.

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  • Trump contradicts Central Intelligence Agency findings that MBS ordered Khashoggi murder
Trump contradicts Central Intelligence Agency findings that MBS ordered Khashoggi murder

The leak comes days after American President Donald Trump signalled his support for Prince Mohammed, in a statement which declared he would not further punish Saudi for the murder. "And frankly, if we went by this standard, we wouldn't have anybody as an ally". Citing vehement denials by MBS and King Salman, Trump defended the Saudi monarchy on...

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  • Easter Island officials visit London museum to demand return of stolen statue
Easter Island officials visit London museum to demand return of stolen statue

There are other Moai statues now held in museums in France, the U.S. and New Zealand. "I believe that my children and their children also deserve the opportunity to touch, see and learn from him", Rapu said, with tears in his eyes. "You, the British people, have our soul", she added. For now, Hoa Hakananai'a will remain on view in the British...

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  • 1 dead, 2 injured in Alabama mall shooting
1 dead, 2 injured in Alabama mall shooting

Horrified shoppers took to social media to describe how they heard gunshots inside the mall, which was open late on Thanksgiving. The gunman fled the area before he was confronted by Hoover police officers. One shopper said police informed them one person was shot. Some people have been taken to hospitals. Her condition was not immediately know...

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  • Guru Nanak Jayanti: Pakistan restricts Indian officials from entering Farooqabad Gurdwara
Guru Nanak Jayanti: Pakistan restricts Indian officials from entering Farooqabad Gurdwara

The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials masquerading as Sikhs stopped the entry of Indian diplomats from Islamabad led by Ranjit Singh (in black Band Gala Suite) and Sunil Kumar. While Pakistan prevented Indian High Commission officials to meet Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan, India recently allowed Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Soh...

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  • Two policemen killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi
Two policemen killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Security forces killed three attackers to end an hourlong shootout, Karachi police chief Ameer Sheikh told reporters outside the consulate. In August, a suicide bomber rammed into a bus ferrying Chinese workers to the Saindak mining project in southwestern Baluchistan, wounding five workers.

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  • US Missionary Sang
US Missionary Sang "Worship" Songs To Uncontacted Tribe In Days Before Death

He was crying: "My name is John. I love you and Jesus loves you.Here is some fish!" "He loved God, life, helping those in need, and had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people", they wrote. Mr Pathak added: "We have to take care that we must not disturb them or their habitat by any means. It is a highly sensitive zone and it will take some ti...

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  • Karachi Chinese consulate TERROR ATTACK KILLS TWO as EXPLOSION and gunfire heard
Karachi Chinese consulate TERROR ATTACK KILLS TWO as EXPLOSION and gunfire heard

Smoke is rising from the building as the shootout continues. In a phone call to Al Jazeera on Friday, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) spokesman Jihand Baloch said the armed separatist group was responsible for the attack. Police told Al Jazeera that one of the three attackers have been killed, and that suicide vest and weapons were recovered. Sour...

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  • Theresa May to take Brexit talks to the wire
Theresa May to take Brexit talks to the wire

Under EU rules, the withdrawal treaty is adopted by qualified majority and not unanimity, so a single state can not block it. EU leaders, however, seek unity on this most politically sensitive matter. After meeting Juncker for one hour and 50 minutes, May announced that she will return to Brussels for last minute talks on Saturday, just a day befor...

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  • Indonesia set to free Aussie drug smuggler
Indonesia set to free Aussie drug smuggler

Mrs Waterman, her devoted mother, chimed in that "it always gets misconstrued" when the family spoke to the media. Convicted Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has been released from Bali's Bangli prison, after serving 13 years of a 20-year sentence for trying to smuggle 2.7 kilograms of heroin to Australia.

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