Nov. 21, 2018


President Donald Trump's administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants.

President Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

A Congressional committee will investigate Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House adviser, following reports she repeatedly used a personal email account for government work, a House Democrat said on Tuesday.

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

Iran on Wednesday praised European efforts to maintain business with Tehran despite U.S. sanctions, citing "constructive meetings" with British and French officials in Tehran this week on setting up a way to conduct non-dollar trade.

Gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer and shot and wounded a woman and four children in Kenya late on Tuesday, police and witnesses said - the first abduction of a foreigner there since raids blamed on Somali Islamist militants six years ago.

International police organization Interpol on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president, beating a Russian whose candidacy had raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference.

Three men have been jailed for life in Turkey for a 2016 car bombing that killed 36 people and wounded 344 in a crowded transport hub in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Wednesday.

U.S. farmers finishing their harvests are facing a big problem - where to put the mountain of grain they cannot sell to Chinese buyers.

New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods were unexpectedly unchanged in October and shipments rebounded modestly, which could temper expectations of an acceleration in business spending on equipment early in the fourth quarter.

A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is blown up November 20. The two Koreas are taking steps to disarm areas along the border as part of talks between the two nations, including removing some landmines and guard posts.

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At least 43 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a meeting of top clerics in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks to strike Afghanistan this year.

A Northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found Monday, bringing the total number killed in a devastating California wildfire to 79. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 700. He says that's about 300 fewer than what was posted at the start of Monday. Authorities stressed that many of the people on the list may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission.

Pakistan's central bank said it had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia as part of a support package agreed last month as Islamabad attempts to plug its rapidly deteriorating finances. A further $2 billion is expected to arrive in the next two months.

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.

US air strikes in Somalia killed an estimated 37 fighters from the militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab, the US military said Tuesday.

The US slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Tuesday, accusing it of creating a complex web of Russian cut-out companies and Syrian intermediaries to ship oil to Damascus, which in turn bankrolled Hezbollah and Hamas.


An American man, John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama, has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands. Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel Island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach. Local media have reported that Chau may have wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them.

A 26-year-old man has been charged in a case described by police as Norway's biggest ever sexual abuse case. The man, reportedly a football referee, has been under investigation for several years and now faces charges involving more than 300 teenage boys.

An Indian groom made his vows despite being shot on the way to his wedding in Delhi. After a few hours of surgery, the 25-year-old returned to his bride-to-be and completed the ceremony with a bullet still lodged in his shoulder.

A Moroccan woman is accused of killing her lover and serving up his remains to Pakistani workers for dinner in the United Arab Emirates. The woman killed her boyfriend three months ago, but the crime was only recently discovered when a human tooth was found in her blender.


A rights group has slammed Facebook for allowing a child bride auction in South Sudan to take place on its platform. The father of a 16-year-old girl reportedly received 500 cows, three cars and $10,000 in exchange for his daughter's hand in marriage.

Oregon - The UO's Native American Law Students Association and the Native American Student Union are hosting an event, titled, "Thanks But No Thanks-giving: Decolonizing an American Holiday." The event will focus on how people can continue to give thanks, while at the same time "raising [their] critical consciousness and identifying ways to decolonize the holiday."

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