Oct. 25, 2018

REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump blamed news media outlets on Thursday for stirring up anger and hateful political rhetoric as two more suspicious packages were discovered, addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was "bringing out the military" to protect the U.S. border as a caravan of Central American migrants continued to trek through Mexico to the United States, but gave no other details.

The record numbers of women running for office in the United States this year are mostly Democrats, and their party is banking on their candidacies and a widening gender gap on key issues to achieve big wins in the Nov. 6 elections.

Medical treatment will be more widely available to opioid abusers while mailing illicit drugs will be more difficult under a measure to fight drug addiction that was signed into law on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump.

A former French ambassador is one of two frontrunners to become the next president of Georgia in an election on Sunday, despite critics questioning her patriotism and language skills.

Pakistan has released one of the co-founders of the Afghan Taliban along with another high-ranking militant commander, senior members of the Taliban said on Thursday, with the freed fighters allowed to reunite with their families.

New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell for a second straight month in September and the goods trade deficit increased further amid rising imports, suggesting economic growth moderated in the third quarter.

Hungary's Central European University, a graduate school founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said it was being forced out of the country by the nationalist government and would switch to enrolling new students in Vienna if it did not get guarantees of academic freedom by Dec. 1.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested that President Donald Trump might have to declare martial law along the southern border of the United States to prevent a large group of Central American refugees and migrants from entering the country.

There are signs the caravan of Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border might be losing steam. The Mexican government said around 1,700 people asked for asylum and nearly 500 requested to be sent back to Honduras.

Pope Francis has forcibly removed the bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, Monsignor Martin Holley, following a Vatican investigation into the diocese. The Vatican didn't say why Holley was removed.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, on Sunday warned Donald Trump against leaving a Cold War-era weapons treaty, saying the move could have unintended consequences.

A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria.

China's defense minister warned that any effort to challenge its authority over Taiwan was "extremely dangerous," following recent U.S. moves that signaled greater support for the democratically run island.

The Saudi-led coalition has sent reinforcements to Yemen's west coast ahead of a fresh assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials said Wednesday.

Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Thursday in response to rocket fire from the territory into southern Israel, the army said.

Iraq will increase oil output and work with other OPEC nations to assure "fair" prices for buyers and producers, according to the nation's new Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban.

France is to repatriate the children of Islamic State fighters held in Syria, it has emerged, in a move which could put pressure on Britain to do the same.

In a desert camp along Syria's border with Jordan, nearly 50,000 displaced people struggle to eke out a living. There are no clinics, no nappies and little food -- welcome to Rukban. "We've nicknamed it the camp of death."

About 100 members of a U.S. Army training brigade scheduled to leave Afghanistan next month will take the unusual step of returning in February to help the next unit of advisers coming in.

BBC

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state.

Liberia's President George Weah has announced the dropping of tuition fees for undergraduate students at state universities and colleges. The students will, however, have to pay other fees associated with their studies.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has apologized to people who were wrongly forced to take DNA tests to prove they were entitled to settle in the UK.

WND

Bartow, Fla. - Police say two middle school girls, who worship Satan, armed themselves with knives in a foiled plot to violently kill classmates and drink their blood at school on Tuesday.

Hagatna, Guam - With sustained winds of 178 mph as its eye passed directly over the island of Tinian, Super Typhoon Yutu was the strongest storm on record to ever hit U.S. soil and tied for the most powerful storm on earth in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Couples who choose to live together before they are married are at greater risk of getting a divorce, according to a new study.

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