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Attack on Military Parade in Iran Kills at Least 25

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:53pm
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while others blamed the United States and Persian Gulf states for the assault.

Nicaraguan Migrants Fleeing Turmoil Test Costa Rica’s Good Will

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:35pm
Tens of thousands are seeking asylum, shelter and work, posing a challenge to the government and society of Nicaragua’s neighbor to the south.

The Papers: 'Snap election plot' and Labour on new EU vote

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:33pm
Labour's leader and deputy leader have given interviews about Brexit and a possible further referendum.

Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:03pm
Conflicts between farmers and herdsmen vying for land, which mirror the 20th-century range wars in the American West, are turning more violent.

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 10:34pm

Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China. While the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for...

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British 'pharmacist who joined IS' is detained in Syria

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 10:31pm
The man, who says he is from Birmingham, has been captured in Syria on suspicion of being an IS member.

China cancels military talks with U.S. in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 10:06pm

China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a U.S. decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambas...

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Fox News host says Christine Blasey Ford ‘should be pretty eager to testify’ about her violent sexual assault

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:41pm

Trump-loving conservative Ben Shapiro is beginning a new Fox News show in the coming weeks, and on Saturday he appeared in Jesse Watters show to discuss it and the current state of the Kavanaugh nomination. Shapiro said that there is “no evidence” of the violent sexual assault Dr. Christ...

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Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:13pm
Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro explodes with rage when guest says alleged Kavanaugh accomplice Mark Judge should testify

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:09pm

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro dedicated much of her Saturday night show to discussing the nomination of accused attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Things got tense in a segment where Pirro invited a Democratic strategist, Chris Hahn, on to debate the accusations against Kavanaugh. ...

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Walthamstow shooting: Teenager's death sparks murder probe

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:03pm
The 19-year-old man died in hospital after the shooting in Walthamstow.

By Bridge and Bullet Train, Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 8:59pm
Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.

Brexit: Labour 'would back members' on new vote, says leadership

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 8:58pm
The leader and deputy leader say they will respect members' wishes, even if they want a new referendum.

China and Vatican Reach Deal on Appointment of Bishops

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 8:56pm
For the first time, the pope accepted the legitimacy of bishops chosen by the Communist Chinese government.

Michael Avenatti tweets that Kavanaugh accuser ‘is not alone’ — and warns accused accomplice Mark Judge

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:22pm

Michael Avenatti tweeted Saturday night that Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward with an account of being violently sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when she was 15 years old “is not alone.” The attorney who represented Stormy Daniels warned Mark Judge, Kav...

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'Cat Grandpa' goes viral for napping with shelter pets

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:14pm
Photographs of Terry Laurmen, 75, napping with his furry friends have been shared thousands of times.

The tea tycoon who was 'the world's best loser'

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:09pm
The extraordinary life of Sir Thomas Lipton: rags-to-riches tycoon, self-publicist, philanthropist and sportsman.

Wildfire Breaks Out Near Crowded Refugee Camp on Greek Island

World News (NY Times) - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:09pm
It was the latest challenge to the health and safety of thousands of refugees living in squalor on the island of Lesbos.

Pro-Trump commentator leaves CNN after he’s accused of spiking pregnant woman’s smoothie with abortion pill

The Raw Story - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:08pm

Jason Miller is out at CNN. The pro-Trump political commentator tweeted on Saturday that he has “decided to step away” from the network to focus on “clearing [his] name.” News on my departure from CNN: pic.twitter.com/IjNIgeRPRF — Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) Septemb...

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How familial DNA trapped a murderer for the first time

BBC News - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 6:51pm
From the Gladys Godfrey case to the alleged Golden State Killer - catching criminals through their relatives' DNA.
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