2018-11-25

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

California wildfire that killed at least 85 people fully contained – (Reuters)
The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100 percent contained on Sunday, according to state fire officials.

Hurricane Michael: Children face stress of upended lives – (Associated Press)
When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings. “It’s broken. It’s broken, Mommy, fix it,” she recalls her little boy Amari beg…

Mexico Mulls Allowing Migrants to Stay There Pending U.S. Asylum Bids – (The New York Times)
President Trump insists that no migrant will be admitted to the U.S. without an approved asylum claim, but Mexico counters that no deal has been reached.

U.S. judge orders former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to jail – (Reuters)
A U.S. federal judge has denied a motion by George Papadopoulos, a former aide for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned.

Britain’s May faces Brexit moment of truth in parliament – (Reuters)
Agreeing a Brexit deal with the European Union may have been the easy part for British Prime Minister Theresa May. Getting it through a divided parliament at home could be an altogether tougher battle.

Reaction as EU signs off UK’s withdrawal – (BBC News)
EU leaders approve two key Brexit documents at a special summit in Brussels.

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack – (Associated Press)
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Alepp…

Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks – (The New York Times)
The goal is to open pathways for doctors and hospitals to work together to improve care and save money. The challenge will be to accomplish that without also increasing the risk of fraud.

Bangladesh: Shahidul Alam is back, free speech is not – (Al Jazeera English)
Attacks on freedom of expression in Bangladesh continue even after the release of the renowned photojournalist.

Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire – (Reuters)
Teams searching for remains from the deadliest wildfire in California history were able to comb through wreckage in dry weather on Saturday, but rains are expected to return next week and officials warned of a threat of mudslides.

Deadly California Camp Fire 100 percent contained: fire officials – (Reuters)
The deadly northern California wildfire that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100 percent contained on Sunday, according to state fire officials.

Struggle to retrieve man killed by tribe – (BBC News)
Indian police try to pinpoint the beach where a US missionary died, but later withdraw.

Chicago officers accused in Van Dyke cover-up go on trial – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — Dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke pointing his gun at black teenager Laquan McDonald and firing 16 times was key evidence in the murder conviction of the white Chicago police officer. The same video will be at the forefront again this week, …

Syria ‘gas attack’ sparks Russian strikes – (BBC News)
Moscow targets rebels near Aleppo after accusing them of launching a chemical attack on the city.

Nine killed as Kashmir reels from its deadliest year since 2009 – (Al Jazeera English)
Teenager among those dead as India-administered Himalayan region suffers its worst bloodshed in about 10 years.

Malaysia says former PM Najib’s office ordered changes to 1MDB audit report – (Reuters)
The office of former Malaysian premier Najib Razak ordered changes to a 2016 audit report of scandal-plagued state fund 1MDB, including removing mention of financier Low Taek Jho’s presence at a board meeting, authorities said.

Praised over Brexit, Barnier could target EU top job – (Reuters)
European Union leaders lavished their Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier with praise on Sunday for securing a divorce agreement with Britain, strengthening the Frenchman’s hand should he decide to run for the bloc’s top job next year.

Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker’s race – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the…

‘Politicians have failed us’: The despair of Nigeria’s poor – (Al Jazeera English)
Ahead of Nigeria’s presidential elections next year, residents of informal settlements say they expect little to change.

AP Explains: China’s megaprojects fuel unease in Pakistan – (Associated Press)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The assault on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi was the latest in a series of attacks on China’s growing influence in Pakistan, where Beijing is financing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of megaprojects that critics fear will plunder the c…

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From various sources

Report: Israel Hayom claims ‘danger at schools’ with hundreds unvaccinated – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Health Ministry officials, the measles outbreak has surfaced due to the failure of thousands of parents to vaccinate their children.

Forty-six years later, Chad picks Israel over Libya – (The Jerusalem Post)
For decades Israel, because of its own scarcity of water, has expended much time, energy and money into figuring out how to optimize the little water it has, and in creating more.

Oman: Israel is a fact of life in the Middle East – (The Jerusalem Post)
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, whose country already has a peace treaty with Israel, said that the Arab world wanted relations with Israel.

Cytoscape.js – Graph theory / network library for analysis and visualisation – (Hacker News)
Graph theory / network library for analysis and visualisation – compatible with CommonJS/Node.js/Browserify/Webpack, AMD/Require.js, npm, Bower, jspm, Meteor/Atmosphere, jQuery, and plain JS/JavaScript

Facts and Figures: Laine’s historic night – (NHL News)
Jets forward Patrik Laine has NHL’s first five-goal game in nearly eight years

Shock Taiwan local elections result casts doubt over China policy – (Financial Times)
Stunning defeat for ruling party in cities throws president’s leadership into jeopardy

Get all the latest from the 2018 Grey Cup | CBC Sports – (CBC News)
Follow all the latest updates at the 2018 Grey Cup with our CBC reporters, who are on the ground in Edmonton bringing you all the action.

Zombies Guide – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Zombies Guide – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: If you’re looking for a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Easter egg guide, you’ve come to the right place. Treyarch’s fourth entry in the Black Ops…

California’s deadly Camp Fire now fully contained | CBC News – (CBC News)
The deadliest wildfire in California history, which destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people, is now 100 per cent contained, according to state fire officials.

Hospital car parking charges should be capped, new report recommends – (The Irish Times)
New system could include a two day parking pass for €10 or five day pass for €20

Woman rejected for transplant told to raise money via ‘fundraising effort’ – (The Verge)
After a woman was rejected for a heart transplant because of insecure financing, her daughter launched a GoFundMe campaign — after the hospital recommended she do so. She’s since raised the money needed to be reconsidered for the list, but the incident highli…

Trump touts falling oil prices: ‘Way to go president T’ – (The Hill)
President Trump thanked himself for falling oil prices in a tweet Sunday.Trump likened the recent drop in oil prices to “a big Tax Cut.”

Kill la Kill’s fighting game headed to Switch, too – (Polygon)
Arc System Works said Kill la Kill the Game: IF would also launch for Nintendo Switch, but it’s not clear if it will arrive on the same day as the PS4 and Windows PC versions already planned.

Malema continues attack on Gordhan, white monopoly capital – (News24)
EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday continued his attack on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan saying he was guilty of double standards when it came to public scrutiny of his daughter.

British dad shot dead in Ayia Napa had been ‘getting death threats’ – (Mirror)
Dad Gary Christodoulou, who was killed in an execution-style shooting, had been excelling at his job as an events promoter in Cyprus

European Union Leaders Endorse Brexit Deal During Special Summit in Brussels – (Fortune)
European Union leaders gave the Brexit deal their blessing, but it still has to be approved in the U.K. Parliament.

Facts and Figures: Sabres Are No. 1 in NHL – (NHL News)
The Buffalo Sabres, who haven’t made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2011, woke up Sunday in first place in the NHL standings after defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout at Little Caesars Arena for their ninth straight win.

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – (Google News)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s just as r…

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – (TechCrunch)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s just as r…

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All about Trump

Trump touts falling oil prices: ‘Way to go president T’ – (The Hill)
President Trump thanked himself for falling oil prices in a tweet Sunday.Trump likened the recent drop in oil prices to “a big Tax Cut.”

Schiff says Trump is ‘weak,’ promises to call acting Attorney General Whitaker before Congress – (Fox News)
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, continued his public feud with President Trump on Sunday, calling him “weak” and promising to get to the bottom of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general.

Top Democrats accuse Trump of lying about CIA’s Jamal Khashoggi report – (The Guardian (AU))
Trump denied that US intelligence blamed Saudi crown prince but Adam Schiff responded: ‘I think the president is being dishonest’

Top Democrats accuse Trump of lying about CIA’s Jamal Khashoggi report – (The Guardian (UK))
Trump denied that US intelligence blamed Saudi crown prince but Adam Schiff responded: ‘I think the president is being dishonest’

Former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos loses bid to delay prison term, must surrender on Monday – (CNBC)
A judge has rejected an effort by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and says Papadopoulos must surrender Monday as scheduled.

George Papadopoulos faces prison on Monday after judge rejects delay – (Google News (Canada))
Former Trump campaign aide must begin two-week sentence for lying to federal agents despite his lawyers seeking a postponement

Judge denies ex-Trump adviser George Papadoupoulos’ request to delay prison sentence – (USA Today)
Papadopoulos was sentenced to two weeks in prison, a year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service and a $9,500 fine.

John Kasich Says He’s ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump In 2020 – (The Huffington Post)
“Look, we need different leadership ― there isn’t any question about it,” Ohio’s Republican governor said.

Mexico Mulls Allowing Migrants to Stay There Pending U.S. Asylum Bids – (The New York Times)
President Trump insists that no migrant will be admitted to the U.S. without an approved asylum claim, but Mexico counters that no deal has been reached.

U.S. judge orders former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to jail – (Reuters)
A U.S. federal judge has denied a motion by George Papadopoulos, a former aide for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned.

Ex-Trump Aide Heads to Jail After Judge Rejects Bid for Delay – (Bloomberg)

Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence – (Google News)
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Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks – (The New York Times)
The goal is to open pathways for doctors and hospitals to work together to improve care and save money. The challenge will be to accomplish that without also increasing the risk of fraud.

Congressmen who’ve seen classified intel dispute Trump on Khashoggi killing – (Axios)
“I don’t know why he is siding with the Saudis.”

Judge rejects Papadopoulos bid to stall jail sentence – (The Hill)
A federal judge on Sunday rejected former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos’ effort to delay his prison term for lying to the FBI.

John Kasich “very seriously” considering 2020 challenge to Trump – (Axios)
“We need different leadership, there isn’t any question about it.”

Trump claims Mueller investigation helps him politically – (Axios)
“I think it makes my base stronger.”

Ernst: ‘Would rather’ no government shutdown over Trump wall – (CNN)
Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst said with just days remaining until the funding deadline for key agencies that she would prefer no government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s wall.

Mexico denies deal with White House on migrants, as Trump threatens to close entire border – (Fox News)
Mexico’s incoming government denied reports Saturday that it plans to keep asylum-seekers in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, just hours after President Trump threatened to close the entire southern border if no deal could …

Ivanka Trump’s Emails Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
What had the internet talking last week? Jim Acosta’s press pass, Matthew Whitaker, and Ivanka Trump’s emails.

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