Pelosi, other US lawmakers arrive in Jordan for meetings on Syria

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers announced late Saturday U.S. time that they had arrived in Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and other officials regarding the situation in Syria. “Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in a statement.  “With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that…

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Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop amid pro-independence protests

The mayor of Barcelona appealed to his city to disband protests on the fifth consecutive night, as Catalan separatists continued to clash with police over the country’s Supreme Court decision handing down heavy prison sentences for nine of the independence campaign’s organizers. “This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it,” Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday protests — which also drew over a half a million pro-independence supporters to Spain’s capital, Madrid— was the most violent. PRO-INDEPENDENCE PROTESTS IN BARCELONA SPARK CLASHES WITH POLICE, VIOLENCE  Protestors stand by a burning barricade in…

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Hong Kong murder suspect who sparked protests ready to turn himself in, Carrie Lam says

The murder suspect whose case sparked Hong Kong’s ongoing protest movement now wants to surrender to authorities, Hong Kong’s leader said Saturday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam told reporters her government would “actively follow up” on a letter she received from Chan Tong-Kai looking to turn himself in. Chan is wanted by Taiwan authorities for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend during a trip to the island in February of last year. After returning to Hong Kong, he was not sent back to Taiwan to face charges because Hong Kong…

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Barcelona mayor appeals for calm after city’s worst night of rioting

Ada Colau told protesters: ‘Barcelona does not deserve it'(Picture: Getty/Reuters) Barcelona’s mayor has appealed for calm after the city saw its worst night of rioting since protests over the jailing of pro-independence leaders began last week. Ada Colau told protesters ‘this cannot continue’ and urged: ‘Barcelona does not deserve it.’ Radical separatists have clashed with police over the last five nights across various Catalan cities in the wake of largely peaceful demonstrations. But outnumbered police officers fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Friday night after being pelted…

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India police say ‘cunning serial killer’ arrested in deaths of 6 family members

Police in India say six members of a family were killed with cyanide by a church-going relative motivated by greed, according to reports Saturday. The police in Kerala are now describing 47-year-old Jolly Joseph as one of India’s most cunning serial killers, who spiked soups, snacks and medicinal drinks with cyanide that she gave her victims over a 14-year period, The New York Times reported. “I just pray that we can bring my family members justice. You don’t know what it does to me as a daughter, as a sister,…

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British fireman dies while swimming during triathlon in Majorca

Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful A British fireman has died in front of his wife and parents after taking part in a triathlon in the Spanish island of Majorca. According to Diario de Mallorca the 45-year-old was swimming off Tora beach during the first leg of the Challenge Peguera at 10am this morning when he began to feel unwell and drowned. He taken out of the water but did not respond as beachside emergency responders attempted to resuscitate him for more than 40 minutes as his family watched. The…

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals make final push as Canadian election campaign reaches conclusion

After six weeks, four debates and countless opinion polls, Canada’s election will finally come to a chaotic end on Monday. But what will come next — and who will emerge as prime minister — is anyone’s guess. Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is continuing a full-court press to convince Canadian voters to keep his party in power for a second term, something that looks far from certain at this point.  After securing the — somewhat controversial — endorsement of former President Barack Obama via Twitter earlier in the week, Trudeau decried what…

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Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Kurds if they don’t withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to “crush the heads” of the Kurds in Syria if they don’t fall back from the border’s safe zone, according to reports. The threat comes as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-fire brokered by Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday. Violence continued in northeast Syria despite the five-day peace agreement, a source told Fox News. Dave Eubank with Free Burma Rangers, a private military company that provides emergency medical assistance, was on…

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Last minute bid by rebel MPs derails Brexit vote; Johnson pledges not to negotiate a delay

A crucial vote on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was torpedoed on Saturday by a last-ditch bid by anti-Brexit MPs to derail it hours before lawmakers were due to cast their votes — as thousands protested outside Parliament. An amendment passed 322-306 that would require Johnson to apply for a delay to Britain’s Oct. 31 departure from the bloc if the deal passed, something that Johnson said he would not do. BREXIT BREAKTHROUGH? BORIS JOHNSON AGREES ‘GREAT NEW DEAL’ WITH EU The rare Saturday session of Parliament – dubbed “Super Saturday” –…

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Botched capture of El Chapo’s son stemmed from US warrant; drug lord’s family to compensate victims’ families

Mexico’s botched effort to capture one of infamous druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons was the result of an arrest warrant from the U.S., according to a report. Wild gun battles Thursday in the northern city of Culiacan – the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state — led to Ovidio Guzman Lopez’s release from custody and the deaths of 8 people. The gunfire also left more than 20 people wounded. As the smoke cleared, Sky News reported El Chapo’s family was offering to compensate those who died and were wounded during the gunfire…

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