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by | October 18, 2018 | 08:09

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also noted that Morrison's proposal credited Dave Sharma, the Liberal party's Wentworth candidate, who was formerly the Australian ambassador to Israel.

by | October 18, 2018 | 07:52

The lake is situated where the Llano (LA'-noh) and Colorado rivers meet. It's not expected to drop below major flood stage until Wednesday. The water level there rose to just under 40 feet (12 meters) but fell as the morning progressed and settled at little more than 35 feet (11 meters) as of 11 a.m.

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:56

Across the square, a group of pro-pot advocates also shared an anti-Big-Cannabis message from a makeshift booth selling marijuana and displaying plants. The top 10 stocks with the biggest gains from their yearly lows include some well-known companies such Tilray Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp. - the two biggest pot producers by value - and MadMen Enterprises, which just bought medical pot firm PharmaCann for US$682 million.

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:00

Brexiteers led by Jacob Rees-Mogg say a "no deal" Brexit would not be a bad outcome, although they and pro-Brexit former foreign minister Boris Johnson favour a free trade deal similar to Canada. Dublin has signalled support for extending the UK's Brexit transition period in order to resolve Irish border issues. Julian Lewis, chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee, pressed Prime Minister Theresa May to ask who would construct such a border, the next time it is raised as a ...

by | October 18, 2018 | 05:18

A coalition of groups concerned about the health risks associated with marijuana is calling legalization a "dark day for Canada". Reform advocates have been promoting marijuana legalization in Italy for years, without success. The interior of the first BC Cannabis Store is pictured on opening day, October 17, 2018. Each Canadian province has set its own age limit and rules on how to sell the drug - with some opting for storefronts and others pushing business online.

by | October 18, 2018 | 02:42

Another official said the system allowed for a 40% to 70% discount on small packages arriving in the United States from China compared to what it would cost to send them domestically, costing $300m. manufacturer subsidy China receives from the U.S. Postal Service". The subsidy cost the U.S. Postal Service $170 million last year, according to NAM, a figure it says is growing at a rate of almost 40 percent each year.

by | October 18, 2018 | 02:11

Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested and charged with unauthorised disclosure of suspicious activity reports and with conspiracy, according to the office of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman .

by | October 18, 2018 | 01:04

Both sides will present their cases to U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs starting Monday. Harvard University is set to face trial on Monday over accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants in a closely watched lawsuit that could influence the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions.

by | October 18, 2018 | 00:38

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer poses with "a whole family of baboons" that he said he shot in Africa. "My reaction to the photo and accompanying text of you smiling and holding a "family" of primates you killed, dismays and disappoints me", former Commissioner Fred Trevey wrote Fischer in an email.

by | October 17, 2018 | 21:27

The infant has been identified as a 20-month-old girl. Officials haven't named her or the toddler. Williams said a family member of the girl found her body and called police. Jones is jailed on $500,000 bail. "I've been doing law enforcement for 25 or 26 years now", Williams told The Associated Press . "The hardest part ...

by | October 17, 2018 | 20:57

Defamation can be a criminal charge in India, and a conviction can carry up to two years in jail. Ramani , who has worked at prominent media houses such as India Today , The Indian Express and Mint , was the first woman to accuse MJ Akbar of sexual harassment and predatory behaviour.

by | October 17, 2018 | 20:02

In a previous abduction, the armed group killed an Iranian officer and released four soldiers after holding them for almost two months. Jaish al-Adl kidnapped five Iranian border guards in 2014, releasing four of them two months later after mediation by local Sunni clerics.

by | October 17, 2018 | 18:57

The protest in Sabarimala Temple on its opening day turns violent. The anti-women protesters surrounded the auto in which News18's reporter Radhika Ramaswamy was travelling and abused her verbally, asking her to turn back. The vehicle was reportedly smashed by a mob of 100. The mob also attacked Republic sV's South India bureau chief, Pooja Prasanna. India's Supreme Court in September overturned a prohibition on women of menstruating age , between 10 and 50, entering the site ...

by | October 17, 2018 | 18:39

It set a first deadline of October 10 for all rebels and jihadists to pull heavy weapons from the zone, a task which Turkey , the Observatory, and rebels said was done on time. The rebels have withdrawn their heavy weapons recently but the fighters didn't. Al-Ahmad said the group's leader, Abu Mohammed al-Golani, and the Syrian members are close to the Turkish side, while the foreign fighters are opposed to the deal.

by | October 17, 2018 | 18:03

Leaders will decide at dinner after May has left them on Wednesday whether to firm up a tentative plan to hold a special Brexit summit in mid-November. Back in Brussels, a stern Tusk said he had "no grounds for optimism" based on a report Tuesday from Barnier and May's appearance in parliament on Monday.

by | October 17, 2018 | 16:02

The meeting will be held behind closed doors in the village Panmunjom (demilitarized zone between the two Koreas - ed.) with the participation of three representatives from each side. The Koreas plan to withdraw guard posts and firearms from the Joint Security Area once the demining is complete. The agreement was announced in a joint statement on Monday after high-level talks between the South and North in the Peace House of Panmunjom.

by | October 17, 2018 | 15:44

Outside one of the cannabis shops in St. John's, N.L., that were set to open at 12 a.m. local time on October 17th, the 46-year-old knew exactly what he planned to do with his first legally purchased gram. Uruguay fully legalized the drug back in 2013 under then-President José Mujica. Under the new law, Canadians can also order marijuana through the mail.

by | October 17, 2018 | 15:39

As reported by Reuters, the UK's Trade Minister Liam Fox is expected to expressly reject the idea that the United Kingdom will be looking to decrease food restrictions in an effort to secure more lucrative trade deals post-Breixt. "As I see it, the only source of hope for a deal for now is the goodwill and determination on both sides", Mr Tusk told a Brussels press conference.

by | October 17, 2018 | 15:28

A schoolgirl who allegedly baked cookies with her grandmother's ashes then took them to school and shared them with her friends, it has been reported. 'The district seems to be a little bit more concerned about protecting themselves than protecting their students, ' the boy's father told the station.

by | October 17, 2018 | 15:24

The US is reported to have carried out more than 25 airstrikes in 2018 only, including drone strikes against al-Shabaab which is linked to al Qaeda . The statement added that Africa Command now assesses that no civilians were killed or injured in the strike. It also remains a threat in parts of neighbouring Kenya.