Ethiopian maid hangs herself in sponsor’s home

Ras Al Khaimah/Sharjah: An Ethiopian maid allegedly committed suicide by hanging at her sponsor’s home in Ras Al Khaimah, police said on Sunday. The 26-year-old Ethiopian maid identified as Z.M.A. committed suicide on October 22. She killed herself by tying a rope around her neck and hung from the ceiling at the house in Al…

Work resumes normally in Catalonia as Spain enforces direct rule

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid from Spain was taking hold. Although some public sector workers have yet to tell their new bosses whether they…

NORTH KOREA TO CONDUCT MISSILE TEST WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITS ASIA?

North Korea could conduct its latest nuclear test as President Donald Trump visits neighboring China and South Korea later this week. McClatchy News reporter Anita Kumar said during a MSNBC panel on Sunday that Trump should avoid his usual bombastic rhetoric while visiting Asia after months of the president and North Korea leader Kim Jong…

Mystery of octopuses found walking on Welsh beach

Up to 25 of the cephalopods end up on dry land, possibly confused or injured by the recent storms. Dozens of octopus have been spotted emerging from the ocean and crawling along the Welsh coast in a nightly pilgrimage that has perplexed people at a seaside town. Up to 25 curled octopuses, which grow to…

Putin personally launches four ballistic missiles: Kremlin

Russia’s military routinely conducts tests and training exercises, similar to the U.S. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Russian President Vladimir Putin personally launched four ballistic missiles as part of military drills, his spokesman said Friday. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin, who is the supreme commander-in-chief of Russia’s Armed Forces, took part in the military exercises…

Catalonia independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government

The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge of its government. The measures early on Saturday came after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence on Friday. An official state bulletin dismissed Catalan leaders and handed control of Catalonia to Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria. Earlier, Catalonia’s most…

First on CNN: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

First charges filed in Mueller investigation 01:21 Washington (CNN)A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be…

California Fires Leave Many Homeless Where Housing Was Already Scarce

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Nathalie and Michael Internicola had about 15 minutes to grab what they could as the flames roared toward their house, and it wasn’t much: Some clothes, passports, their phones. They are grateful to be alive, they said, but as for what comes next and how and where they might rebuild their…

Trump Administration To End Obamacare Subsidies For The Poor

Updated at 11:40 p.m. ET The Trump administration said Thursday that it would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Not paying the subsidies, health care experts have warned, could send the health insurance exchanges into turmoil. The payments, which started under the Obama administration, had…

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