October 14th, 2019

World News

South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favours surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul’s liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing. But the law professor who for years cultivated an anti-elitist ... Read More »

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Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

By Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2019

HOUSTON – In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Correa, ... Read More »

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Atwood, Ellmann favourites to win fiction’s Booker Prize

By The Associated Press on October 14th, 2019

LONDON – Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies’ favourite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for “The Testaments,” her follow-up to dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin,” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday. British ... Read More »

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South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s justice minister on Monday offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favours surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul’s liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion. The minister, Cho Kuk, said in a statement that he was offering to ... Read More »

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South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign over scandal

By The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favours surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul’s liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion. The minister, Cho Kuk, said in a statement Monday that he was offering to ... Read More »

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Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honouring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C. have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the ... Read More »

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Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

By Adam Beam, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom gives victims of childhood sexual ... Read More »

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US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out “as ... Read More »

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Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

TOKYO – Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of ... Read More »

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IS members escape as Turkish forces approach key Syrian town

By Lefteris Pitarakis And Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey – Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base. A U.S. military official said the situation across northeastern Syria was “deteriorating ... Read More »

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