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Kenyan opposition leader calls for petitions against vote won by Kenyatta

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:46

By Katharine Houreld and Ed Cropley NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday called for pickets and petitions against an election he boycotted last week won by President Uhuru Kenyatta but stopped short of appealing for mass protests or announcing a court challenge to the result. Odinga pulled out of the vote saying it would be unfair because the election board had failed to implement reforms after the Supreme Court cited procedural irregularities and annulled an Aug. 8 vote that had been won by Kenyatta. Odinga said the Oct. 26 result would not stand but did not announce measures likely to overturn it or force the government to negotiate.

China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:34

Disrespecting China's national anthem could carry a prison sentence of up to three years under a new draft law amendment, which may also affect Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported Tuesday. Some football fans in the self-governing city have booed the Chinese anthem when it was played at matches, despite appeals for restraint. China has been fine-tuning legislation on the proper way and place to sing its national anthem, recently tightening rules that already bar people from performing it at parties, weddings and funerals.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and ex Maria Shriver pose with three children on red carpet

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:40

Arnold Schwarzenegger and estranged wife Maria Shriver reunited on Monday night on the red carpet at the premiere of National Geographic's "The Long Road Home," and they were joined by three of their grown-up, look-alike children.

Man finds fish growing with plastic Powerade wrapper around it

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:39

A man has shared a bizarre picture of a fish growing around a plastic wrapper, in a reminder of the damage people are doing to our oceans and rivers. The strange photos show that the fish has had to grow around the rubbish in which it has been wrapped. As such, its body is deformed and made thin where the wrapper was – the kind of adaptation that animals around the world are having to undergo as our water fills up with rubbish.

Russia's and America's New Stealth Fighters Share This Big Problem

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:33

While the PAK-FA will likely be a formidable warplane, it is uncertain how many fully operation jets Russia will be able buy even after it completes engine development work for the T-50. Russia has completed the first phase of government flight-testing for its Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter. Sukhoi is expected to complete developmental work on an initial operational version of the new stealth fighter in 2019, but the current iteration of the jet will only see a limited production run.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Tears Into John Kelly's 'Creationist Theorizing' On Civil War

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:46

White House chief of staff John Kelly claimed Monday that a “lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War.”

Melania Trump dons striking Bottega Veneta look for White House Halloween event

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:33

Leave it to Melania Trump to trick-or-treat in style!

Why Gemballa will leave Porsche fans in a spin at SEMA

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:24

German tuning experts Gambella have decided to come all the way to Las Vegas to unveil their latest Porsche 911-inspired supercar, the Gambella GT Concept, and if it's as good in the flesh as its performance figures are on paper, the journey from Leonbergit won't have been wasted. Starting out with a Porsche 911 Turbo, the company has gone over every inch of it with a fine-tooth comb looking for ways to increase power, reduce weight, boost handling, improve top speed and, crucially, track performance.

Martin Luther's 95 Theses Are 500 Years Old. Here's Why They're Still Causing Controversy

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:00

As the world marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Protestantism, debate continues over exactly what happened on Oct. 31, 1517

Mother Jailed Up to 5 Years for Brutally Beating Daughter Who Incorrectly Recited Bible Verses

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:39

Prosecutors said Shonda Hoffner beat and tried to strangle her daughter, who was under 13.

Meth Found Among Halloween Candy After Child Goes Trick-or-Treating

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:08

Tribal police at a Wisconsin reservation are investigating the matter.

Airbus warns of potential hit from fraud probes

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:41

European aircraft maker Airbus warned Tuesday that various investigations into alleged fraud, bribery and corruption could impact its earnings. Airbus also said it was still battling delivery problems of the new fuel-efficient engines made by Pratt and Whitney for its A320neo jet, even if tailwinds from exchange rate effects boosted its bottom line in the third quarter. "The investigations initiated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and France's Parquet National Financier (PNF)... could have a material impact on the financial statements, business and operations of Airbus," the group said in a statement.

Listen To The Spookiest Sounds Ever Detected In Space

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 05:32

For some real Halloween chills, check out NASA’s new playlist of spooky signals picked up by its spacecraft over the years.

People Are Officially Done With John Kelly After His 'Absurd' Civil War Comments

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 05:14

John Kelly, chief of staff to President Donald Trump, angered many on Monday when he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by a “lack of ability to compromise.”  Kelly had been seen by some as a voice of reason in the White House.

John McCain Just Attacked Nearly Everything Donald Trump Represents

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:44

fired off another shot at President Donald Trump and his supporters, attacking everything from “crackpot conspiracy theories” to the proposed border wall with Mexico.

North Korea hacked Daewoo Shipbuilding, took warship blueprints: South Korea lawmaker

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:08

By Haejin Choi SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea probably stole South Korean warship blueprints after hacking into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd's <042660.KS> database in April last year, a South Korean opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday. North Korea has often been implicated in cyber attacks in South Korea and elsewhere but Pyongyang has either ignored or denied accusations of hacking. "We are almost 100 percent certain that North Korean hackers were behind the hacking and stole the company's sensitive documents," Kyung Dae-soo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party told Reuters by telephone.

Prince Charles and Camilla kick off Asia tour in Singapore

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:50

SINGAPORE (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, the first stop of an 11-day trip to strengthen ties between Britain and Asian countries.

9 bodies, 2 severed heads, found in Tokyo flat: reports

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:05

Japanese police have found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs, media reported on Tuesday. Police confirmed to AFP they had arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who lives in the apartment in Zama, south of Tokyo. Jiji Press said Shiraishi had told police that he chopped up the bodies in a bathroom and a saw was found in his room.

Police: Suspect pointed gun at Steinle, pulled trigger

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:02

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Guns don't go off without someone pulling the trigger, a retired police investigator testified Monday at the San Francisco murder trial of a Mexican national at the heart of a nationwide debate over immigration policy.

The Senate Is About To Confirm A Frenzy Of Conservative Judges

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:27

WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is finally giving conservative groups what they want: a huge push on judicial confirmations.