22Oct/17

UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex -BBC

NUNEATON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (POPA MARIAN) – British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday (October 22), the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2!’ ‘ scares away competitors at the box office

(LIONSGATE) – “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scored the top spot at the North American weekend box office over the weekend (October 20-22).
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22Oct/17

Kenyan president Kenyatta calls for prayers ahead of elections

NAKURU, KENYA (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICES) – President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to uphold peace before, during and after October 26, the day set aside for a repeat presidential election. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Swedish women rally in support of anti-sexual abuse #MeToo campaign

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (TV4 SWEDEN) – Thousands gathered in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Sunday (October 22) to voice their support for victims of sexual abuse and the #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse.
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22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Five former U.S. presidents, Lady Gaga attend concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (ONE AMERICA APPEAL) – Five former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama attended a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts in College Station, Texas, on Saturday (October 21). Continue reading

22Oct/17

Black man hugs neo-Nazi skinhead during Florida protests

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (ADAM SAMEI) – A black man confronted a neo-Nazi skinhead and hugged him during an anti-fascist rally at Florida University to denounce a speech by the alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Thursday (October 19). Continue reading

21Oct/17

Spain’s Rajoy says will sack Catalan government, call regional elections

MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Barcelona prepares to rally as Spanish government meets to impose direct rule

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading