Nov 5, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump broke with a decades-long tradition of U.S. presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns during his campaign, prompting state and Congressional investigators to seek the returns through other means.

President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday, the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret.

Voters in Kentucky and Mississippi head to the polls on Tuesday to choose their next governors in two close races, while Democrats in Virginia look to flip the handful of legislative seats they need to take full control of that state's government.

Nigerian police have freed 259 people being held at an Islamic rehabilitation center in the southwestern city of Ibadan, police said on Tuesday, adding that some complained of being beaten regularly by their captors.

Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate European efforts to salvage Tehran's nuclear deal.

Cyprus's finance minister acknowledged on Tuesday that some mistakes were made in offering citizenship for investment after disclosures about beneficiary's triggered uproar on the Mediterranean island.

A Russian court sentenced a Jehovah's Witness adherent to six years in jail on a charge of organizing an extremist group, said the Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes.

Gunmen have killed up to nine members of a U.S. Mormon family, believed to be mainly children, in the latest massacre to afflict Mexico, family members said.

Lebanese traders are struggling to pay for imports of everything from pasta to nappies as banks impose restrictions on lines of credit in response to concerns about tighter liquidity after weeks of street demonstrations.

More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history.

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Authorities seized more than $1.5 billion worth of illegally grown marijuana plants in California this year - an amount an industry expert said is roughly equal to the state's entire legal market - as part of an annual eradication program, officials said Monday.

An emergency measure banning half of Delhi's private vehicles from the road was introduced on Monday to combat the city's air pollution, which has risen to more than 20 times the safe limit.

President Trump offered the Mexican government assistance in combatting the country's drug cartels on Tuesday just hours after cartel members gunned down at least nine Americans. "If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively," Trump wrote

The number of US troops in Syria remains roughly stable at just under 1,000 three weeks after President Donald Trump announced their withdrawal, a US official said Monday.

The Maldives' government on Tuesday dissolved an activist group after it found that a report published by the organization on religious radicalization contained content against Islamic laws.

Hungary's foreign minister opened the way on Tuesday for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to be involved in the rollout of the country's high-speed 5G network.

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that she has received the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping in her handling of five months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as hundreds of masked demonstrators took to the streets again.

NASA's Voyager 2 probe beamed back unprecedented data as it crossed into interstellar space nearly a year ago. Scientists just released their findings. The data suggests the presence of previously unknown boundary layers beyond the edge of our solar system - the area known as the heliopause. Scientists hope to launch new missions to interstellar space so they can study this puzzle and other mysteries from the Voyager mission.

BBC

The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, notifying the UN of its intention to leave, as other countries express regret and disappointment at the move.

Following "Day of the Dead" celebrations, demonstrators marched through Mexico City calling for an end to violence against women. The marchers carried more than 100 purple crosses through the capital, each bearing the name of a woman who has been murdered or gone missing. The demonstration was called "Dia de Muertas", or "Day of the Dead Women".

Scientists plan to use drones to spray silicon film over rice fields in Zanzibar to see if it stops the spread of malaria. The rice fields collect stagnant water, which is where malaria-carrying mosquitoes lay their eggs.

Kushila Stein, 45, from New Zealand, a tourist, survived for two days adrift at sea in a dinghy near Greece by snacking on boiled sweets, reports say.During her 37-hour ordeal Ms Stein reportedly rationed a "handful of boiled lollies" and wrapped herself in plastic bags for warmth. An experienced sailor, Ms. Stein put a red bag on her head and used a mirror to attract attention.

WND

A new survey consisting of 2,000 millennials (ages 22-38) has revealed some troubling statistics regarding how young adults see themselves in comparison to both their peers and older generations. An astounding eight in 10 flat out believe they are not "good enough" in virtually all areas of their lives. Furthermore, three quarters of the survey's respondents admit that they constantly feel "overwhelmed" by pressure to succeed in their careers, find a meaningful romantic relationship, and meet others' expectations.

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