Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel watchers had initially tipped both Santos and Jimenez as likely winners, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held by FARC guerrillas for six years in the jungle, said the rebel leader should have shared the prize. Santos, the Harvard-educated scion of one of Colombia's wealthiest families, is an unlikely peacemaker. But in a departure from its tradition of honoring both sides of a peace process, the five-member committee left out Santos' counterpart, rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, from the ...

Kerry says Russia, Syria should face war crimes probe

Those responsible should be held accountable for these actions, Kerry said, saying they were "way beyond - years beyond - the accidental". "They're beyond the accidental now - way beyond". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Moscow is ready to support a United Nations plan for jihadist fighters to leave war-ravaged Aleppo, but slapped strict conditions on any rebels remaining behind.

Scott Hollifield: Creepy clowns star in latest media circus

Ryan said that both the middle school and high school were monitored closely on Monday, using patrols and detectives. People on social media have also reported clown sightings in Cheshire, North Wales, Dundee, Norwich, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Sri Lankan PM to meet PM Modi today

He, however, did not elaborate what he meant by "other viable options" but said it was "imperative" that Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc) nations work together to improve regional co-operation.

Syria's Assad vows to retake Aleppo

But the government and its allies are still pushing ahead with their offensive, retaking territory in north of rebel-held Aleppo in recent days as opposition fighters stopped a second advance from the south. Assad told Denmark's TV2 station that "to say that this is our aim as a government, (that) we give the orders to destroy hospitals or schools or to kill civilians, this is against our interest".

Residents not hurt in Mount Prospect house fire

It is recommended that you replace your smoke alarm every 10 years. "The campaign is geared to reduce the number of fire-related fatalities by helping people install free smoke alarms", said James Jarvis, American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Manager.

Polish women protest proposed abortion ban

It was never the proposal of the ruling Law and Justice party, though some of the party's members support it. "I want to say it very loudly and clearly: the government of Law and Justice was not working and is not working on any law that would change the now binding regulations", Ms Szydlo said.

Undeterred by US Criticism, Russia Presses on in Syria

The U.S. and Russian Federation have been trying to negotiate a cease-fire in the war-torn nation, but Kerry said "the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable" and that around 400 civilians have been killed there in the last eight days. The rebels' Hama offensive began several weeks ago and has steadily gained ground in the area to the north of the city, taking a series of villages and towns previously held by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Diane James resigns as UKIP leader after just 18 days in role

Ms James took over Ukip less than three weeks ago with a promise to "wipe the slate clean" after a summer of bitter rows. Asked if he would take more money, he said: "No I'm not coming back, I'm retired". Steven Woolfe who was blocked from standing because he submitted his papers late, might also be a contender. Raheem Kassam, the former chief of staff to Farage who left after the election, has confirmed he will run for the leadership.

Supreme Court rejects bid to reopen Walker campaign probe

The probe was looking into whether Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with outside conservative groups while trying to defend against a 2012 recall effort. Advocates for tightening of campaign finance laws are bemoaning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear a case centering on fundraising by Gov.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to quake zone

He arrived there at 9:10 a.m. this morning in a VW Golf vehicle with darkened windows, on a strictly private visit that took everybody by surprise, including the Italian media. "May the Lord bless all of you". After giving them his blessing, Pope Francis led the people in praying a Hail Mary for those who died. "Always look ahead.

Philippine drills open in uncertainty: Are they the last?

Duterte recalled his modest political roots in his speech at the synagogue and what he said was his honest desire to rid his country of corruption and crime, especially illegal drugs. "So you can go to hell , Mr. Obama, you can go to hell ", he said. The European Union, he added, "better choose purgatory, hell is filled up". Hell is full already.

United States refrains from commenting on surgical strikes across LoC

Sood said it was a message to Pakistan that India is capable enough to do it and it has the political will. It appears that the terrorists wanted to send a message that they are not down after the surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir , they said.

International Monetary Fund cuts 2016 USA growth forecast to 1.6% from 2.2%

Downgrades in the forecast for the USA and the United Kingdom offset upgrades for Japan, Germany, India and Russian Federation, keeping the IMF's central projections for the global economy unchanged from its last forecast in July. The IMF said global growth still faces notable uncertainties, such as further economic shocks in China, a continued fall in commodity prices and the sudden imposition of new trade barriers.

Arsene Wenger sounded out to become Man

He's lifted three Premier League titles, six FA Cups and went through the entire 2003/04 campaign unbeaten. "You need to win the games against Burnley, those games that they struggle in.The last second to get that win I think that's made a change for Arsenal, so hopefully a positive one and one they can push on from there".

Michelle Obama holds rally in Charlotte

Michelle Obama has been a fantastic surrogate for Clinton, but her best work may have come in Charlotte while talking about Trump's mic. But Clinton's campaign said the event had been postponed. Obama is also expected to cast his ballot in Chicago, potentially as early as Friday, to highlight the early voting options for Democrats ahead of Election Day.

ISIS chief Baghdadi poisoned?

As the four are suffering from "severe poisoning" and have been transferred to an unknown location under strict measures. Daesh has reportedly launched a campaign of arrests in an attempt to find those responsible for poisoning the food. Baghdadi is the man considered for transforming a mere al-Qaeda faction into the dreaded IS group and seizing vast stretched of land in Iraq and Syria.

Mario Balotelli claims Jurgen Klopp spoke to him once before transfer

I said arrivederci and told him he would never see me again. The Italy forward was brought to Anfield by Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and was sent back to Milan on loan, after he failed to make a mark with Liverpool. While Balotelli has told current Liverpool boss Klopp that they will not be seeing each other again, it is hard to imagine that the German is anxious by that, with his side starting the Premier League season in fine form, with his free flowing attackers scoring goals ...

German prosecutors drop probe into comedian's anti-Erdogan satire

The comedian was reacting to Ankara's decision to summon Germany's ambassador in protest at another satirical song broadcast on German TV which lampooned Erdogan in far tamer language. He hated it so much, in fact, that he tried to sue the German comedian under an obscure German law that makes it illegal for citizens to insult foreign heads of state.

Gov. Haley Orders Coast Evacuation, Declares State of Emergency

It would be the state's first major evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, when the governor at the time didn't reverse the lanes and Interstate 26 became backed up for hours and traffic was left at a standstill. Emergency Management Division headquarters in West Columbia, during an update on the state's preparations for the storm. To the south, meanwhile, the University of Florida said Tuesday that it also is monitoring the situation.

Trump has a challenging week with a tax revelation

The documents were the first page of a New York State resident income tax return, the first page of a New Jersey nonresident tax return and the first page of a CT nonresident tax return. "Why should she be, right?" he asked. Trump continued this approach in responding to the New York Times story. Hillary Clinton is returning to OH for the first time in almost a month, making stops in Toledo and Akron Monday.

U.S. suspends contacts with Russian Federation on Syria

Security Council began negotiations Monday on a draft resolution seeking an immediate truce in Aleppo and calling for an end to all military flights over the Syrian city, where over a quarter million people in rebel-held areas are besieged by Syrian forces.

Mark Cuban blasts Trump, calls paying taxes 'patriotic'

Trump's monumental failure in business, coupled with an aggressive exploitation of tax laws that begs for closer scrutiny, apparently allowed him to avoid paying state and federal taxes for nearly two decades. The New York Times reported Saturday that Republican nominee Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his income tax returns in 1995 and consequently could have avoided paying any federal income taxes for 18 years.

Fan in gorilla suit runs on field during Lions-Bears game

Chicago (1-3) earned its first victory at home since October 4, 2015. "That dude is a good athlete, whoever that monkey is", Acho said. If you want to improve protection, an offense needs quick-developing plays, and the quarterback has to get the ball out of his hand quickly.

United Kingdom to trigger Article 50 by end-March 2017

The UK has to negotiate two exit agreements: a divorce treaty to wind down British contributions to the EU budget and settle the status of the 1.2 million Britons living in the EU and 3 million EU citizens in the UK; and an agreement to govern future trade and other ties with its European neighbours.

Prince William and Kate finish Canadian tour in Victoria, BC

I hope we have helped all Canadians celebrate what makes this country great. The crowd cheered as the whole royal family arrived in their motorcade and waved goodbye. -Gen. And while the couple's two children stayed in Victoria with their nanny, their parents' hard work has paid off, according to a Royal observer.

N. Korea calls for satellite launch after 'successfully' testing new rocket engine

October may be an explosive month if these predictions are accurate. Kerry's message of willingness to have dialogue with Pyongyang came during a joint press conference that afternoon following a trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese counterparts Yun Byung-se and Fumio Kishida at the 71st United Nations general assembly in NY.

Hurricane Matthew Looms As A Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Matthew was expected to begin to turn more to the northwest starting later today. Matthew has become the fifth hurricane and 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic season after strengthening earlier today, the National Hurricane Center said.

Israelis flock to Knesset to mourn Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, the former president and prime minister of Israel, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo Accords he negotiated with Palestinians in 1993, died on September 28 after a stroke. World leaders, royal families, ministers and heads of parliament have all expressed their condolences following the death of Israel's 9 President. Several Arab nations have also commented on Peres's passing, despite expectations that many would keep silent.

Google gives Pakistani video bloggers platform to earn money through YouTube

Johanna Wright, vice president of product management at YouTube , said: "The app is created to be offline first and work even when there's low or no connectivity". The company also offers a partner program where anyone who wants to be a part of this drive to bring broader Internet access to the masses can sign up and access their toolkit of services for enabling deployment.