Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding

Rappler quoting Pagasa said Typhoon Karen maintained its strength as it exited PAR, with maximum winds of up to 130kph and gusts of up to 200kph. Jalad said 5,077 families were still inside evacuation centers as of Monday. About 200 domestic and global flights were canceled and thousands of passengers stranded in seaports after inter-island ferries were ordered not to venture out in rough seas. Read More

Iraq wants emergency United Nations session to discuss Turkey's military presence near Mosul

Iraq has also requested an "emergency session" of the Security Council "to discuss the Turkish encroachment into Iraqi territory and intervention in its internal affairs", the foreign ministry announced. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Wednesday that Turkey is ready to cooperate with Iraq's central government in Bashiqa camp if it focuses on keeping the country's territorial integrity and defeating terror groups including Daesh. Read More

Outgoing us envoy: PH-US ties strong

His aim, he said, is to loosen ties with the US and give his Southeast Asian country a more "independent" foreign policy, with "new alliances" with China and Russian Federation. He had also said he wanted US Special Forces out of the southern region of Mindanao, where they have been helping to quell militants, and threatened to scrap a 2014 agreement granting American troops increased access to Philippine bases. Read More

Titans on rare winning streak after 28-26 win over Browns

Titans on rare winning streak after 28-26 win over Browns

Cleveland trails 14-13 heading to the second half, but will get the ball first in the third quarter. Cleveland remains win less on the season at 0-6 and had their two game win streak over Tennessee snapped in the 28-26 loss. "I felt at that time that's what we needed to do because I knew we needed to do so at some point". The extra-point kick trimmed the Browns' deficit to 28-26 with 27 seconds remaining, and Jackson was haunted by his decision to go for two points after the previous touchdown. Read More

Cauvery row: Technical committee likely to file report in SC today

Cauvery row: Technical committee likely to file report in SC today

DMK south district secretary and former minister KN Nehru will stage a protest at Srirangam railway junction. "We have passed a resolution to hold a two-day rail blockade through out Tamil Nadu on 18-18 October", P.K. Leader of opposition in the Assembly and DMK Treasurer, MK Stalin was among those who participated in the protests. The committee headed by G S Jha, the chairman of the central water commission in the Ministry for Water Resources, visited dams and catchments areas in Karnataka ... Read More

Jayalalithaa health: No medical bulletin for 6 days

Jayalalithaa health: No medical bulletin for 6 days

Early this evening. Actor Rajinikanth and his elder daughter Aishwarya Dhanush visited the Apollo hospital to inquire about Jayalalitha's health. "He ( Rajinikanth ) was not allowed to visit the CM's ward". On October 11, acting Governor C Vidyasagar Rao reallocated her portfolios to state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam. "We want her to discharge her duties as Chief Minister as soon as possible". Read More

US military detects failed North Korean missile launch

US military detects failed North Korean missile launch

The Pentagon said the test was likely of a Musadan missile, in violation of United Nations sanctions against the country. USA officials said that successful launch indicated the North Koreans were learning from each failed launch to make technical adjustments. Read More

Hazard: Chelsea goals dedicated to Willian

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Hazard agreed that the performance was one of their best of the season. The Foxes briefly rallied after the break with a decent spell of possession and Luiz nearly handed them a route back into the game when got a touch on Albrighton's cross but, luckily for the Chelsea defender, the ball came crashing back off the post and away to safety. Read More

Iraq Forces Begin Battle to Dislodge ISIS From Mosul

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Khazir, just east of Mosul, said preparations for the offensive had always been under way, with forces amassing around the city where an estimated one million people still live under the control of ISIL. Read More

Russia: Syria meeting aims to isolate Nusra extremists

Russia's foreign minister sought to lower expectations before the talks. Many in Syria's opposition say Kerry has put too much trust in Lavrov, with protracted diplomatic wrangling over cease-fires buying time for Russia's military campaign and obscuring the once central question of the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad, while the clock runs down to the US elections on November 8. Read More

First of new wave of child refugees in Calais travel to UK

An estimated 1,200 unaccompanied children are now living in the Jungle, of which about 180 have been identified as having family ties to Britain . Under EU-wide regulation, asylum claims must be made in the first safe country an individual reaches, but children can have their claim transferred to another country if they have family members residing there. Read More

As Syria's war rages, US and Russia back at diplomatic table

Kerry has pointedly avoided new bilateral negotiations with Lavrov, and his invitation to the Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and Iranian foreign ministers to join them for talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Lausanne will broaden the discussion to include the most powerful backers of Syria's government and rebels. Read More

Theresa May in 'U-turn' over pre-article 50 Brexit debate in parliament

A Labour source had said there was a "very real possibility" that rebellious Tories could back the party's motion in a Commons debate today, which calls for MPs to be given proper scrutiny before Article 50 of the European Union treaties is triggered. Read More

Former NFL star reportedly dies of heart attack at 32

Former NFL star reportedly dies of heart attack at 32

There's no official report on Groves' cause of death. Baptiste was a former track star at Auburn at the same time Groves was starring for the football team, and the two were Wednesday the summer before his junior season. Current and former Auburn players took to Twitter to pay their respects for No. 54. Several former Jaguars teammates are also paying tribute, including tight end Marcedes Lewis . Read More

Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan Thrill At Desert Trip Weekend 1

Paul McCartney , left, is joined by Neil Young during his performance on day 2 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Saturday, Oct. Young, who earlier denounced Donald Trump for playing Rockin' in the Free World at his events, said that presidential candidate had a new campaign theme in another song Welfare Mothers , with its ironic refrain, "Welfare mothers make better lovers". Read More

Kejriwal Seen Alongside Osama bin Laden in Posters in Gujarat

Kejriwal Seen Alongside Osama bin Laden in Posters in Gujarat

Though the terminology might fit the other three people perfectly, Arvind Kejriwal might have been just the target of hyperbolic political opposition. Confirming the NBW, Joint Police Commissioner of Delhi Police Dependra Pathak said, "We moved the court seeking NBW and the court has granted our request". Read More

Rare tornado hits Oregon as storms bear down on Pacific Northwest

Rare tornado hits Oregon as storms bear down on Pacific Northwest

Also as of 7 a.m., 160 PSE customers in Mount Vernon, 120 in Sedro-Woolley, 51 in Concrete and 24 in Burlington were estimated to be without electricity. Rainfall at the Olympia Airport measured about 1.5 inches in the 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. Friday, Gaebel said. "An incredibly deep low-pressure center, with its origins traced back to Typhoon Songda in the western Pacific, will move into the northeast Pacific and peak in strength on Saturday", the National Weather Service said Wednesday. Read More

Hacked email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry

Hacked email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry

Palmieri wrote back, "I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion". Catholics United was also founded in 2005, by Democrat activists Chris Korzen and James Salt. "There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages [sic] dictatorship", Newman writes. "Men and women of faith, I will tell you: This is a time for action, not essays, and we must roll our sleeves up and be ready to fight every day for ... Read More

New Zealand pushes to break United Nations deadlock on Syria

This will be the first peace negotiations between the two nations since a cease-fire last month was abandoned after about a week. Russian Federation intervened a year ago in Syria with an air campaign that reversed the course of the five-year civil war, a conflict that helped spawn the rise of Islamic State and provoked the worst refugee crisis since World War II as millions of Syrians fled to neighbouring countries and Europe. Read More

Texas Rangers in Game 3 of ALDS Sunday

The Rangers had the best record in the American League and won their second consecutive AL West title. And it sends the Rangers , the team that grumbled about getting shown up in their ALDS loss past year, and then threw balls and actual punches at the Blue Jays this season, home for another off-season after their sixth straight loss to Toronto . Read More

Saddam's Henchmen Killed People In NYC Then Mailed The Bodies To Iraq

Saddam's Henchmen Killed People In NYC Then Mailed The Bodies To Iraq

Torture tactics included pulling out prisoners' nails, beating them, and torturing them with copper wire, rubber hoses, and wooden planks. There are even reports that if people died in the detention rooms, Hussein would have their bodies sent back to Iraq in diplomatic shipments which US customs are legally prohibited from opening. Read More

London police make arrest after creepy clown incident

London police make arrest after creepy clown incident

One resident said he had heard allegations of two people dressed as clowns running around the Higher Folds estate near Leigh after dark, jumping out at children and pursuing them across the playing fields. "It's important to stress that no-one has been physically harmed and I want to reassure people that we take reports of this nature extremely seriously". Read More

UK lawmakers press govt for say over Brexit talks with EU

It comes amid growing cross-party pressure for MPs to be given a vote on the Brexit strategy before beginning the formal process of leaving. "We've always said that Parliament has an important role to play", May's spokeswoman said on Wednesday morning. Read More

Nicole strengthens into Category 3 hurricane

Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, told the Royal Gazette newspaper. "Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions expected to begin by later today or tonight", the NHC said in one of its Wednesday updates. Read More

Australia, Singapore say defense pact should not worry China

Australia, Singapore say defense pact should not worry China

Singapore's prime minister has begun a visit to Australia to upgrade a bilateral free trade agreement and to finalize a deal that will double the capacity of Singaporean military training facilities in the Australian tropics. "The presence of the United States in our region has underpinned the peace and the stability that have been the foundation of our prosperity for the last 40 years", said the Australian leader. Read More

Sydney teens charged with planning Islamic State attack

Sydney teens charged with planning Islamic State attack

It's understood they'd purchased the weapons from a gun shop only hours beforehand, and also had notes pledging their allegiance to the Islamic State. The arrests comes one month after a 22-year-old man was charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in southwest Sydney. Family members arrived at Bankstown police station on Wednesday afternoon but refused to answer questions from the media. Read More

Haitians await aid, help each other regain some normalcy

Haitians await aid, help each other regain some normalcy

The Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) has put the official death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew to 372. A girl walks in front of a house that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Dame-Marie, Haiti on Monday, Oct. DeGennaro said there had been dozens of cholera deaths in the southwestern town of Port-a-Piment. The International Medical Corps was among the groups warning that cholera cases could spread from the heavy rains and flooding. Read More

Duterte to visit China 'soon' and slams US again

I will serve notice to you now that this will be the last military exercise. The relationship has been strained recently, however, following a series of inflammatory remarks from Duterte in response to Obama's criticism of the Philippines leader's tactics in the domestic war on drugs. Read More

Clinton adviser Podesta connects Trump campaign to WikiLeaks

Clinton adviser Podesta connects Trump campaign to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks claims to have 50,000 emails hacked from Podesta and has thus far released roughly 5,300. "I realize it is hard to confront and reason with her but this could go (too) far and then we all will have a real serious set of other problems", Band vented in an exchange sent to Podesta. Read More

UKIP MEP in hospital after altercation

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who stepped in when his elected successor stepped down on Wednesday amid furious faction-fighting in the party since the referendum, has launched an internal inquiry into the incident and has refused to say who was responsible. Read More