Israel: 'Heartbroken and appalled' -- Netanyahu on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Israel: 'Heartbroken and appalled' — Netanyahu on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said from Tel Aviv on Saturday that he was «heartbroken and appalled» by the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the US state of Pennsylvania in which ten people were killed.
He added that, «The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead. We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. We stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality. And we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded.»
The gunman now identified as Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in the American city of Pittsburgh on Saturday morning, where he opened fire on a congregation, killing ten and injuring a further six, including four police officers. Bowers has been taken into custody.
Turkey: Erdogan discusses Khashoggi case at four-way summit
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during the Syria summit that he hosted in Istanbul on Saturday.
Erdogan stressed that there have been «certain exchanges» between the intelligence services of the countries on the case, adding that «we started digging up the details.»
Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to prepare documents for his upcoming marriage, but has not been seen since. His fiancee claims to have waited outside for 11 hours but says he did not return.
Turkish officials claimed he was murdered inside while Saudi officials previously maintained that Khashoggi had left the consulate. They later reversed their position after an internal investigation, and now claim Khashoggi died as a result of a fight inside the consulate.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a summit focused on the Syrian conflict.
Afghanistan: Six killed by suicide car bomb in Wardak province
At least six people were killed and dozens were wounded when a suicide car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers and civilians in the central Afgani city of Maidan Wardak on Saturday.
The attack, claimed to be by the Taliban, targeted a vehicle that was carrying people to their place of work near the Maidan Wardak military base.
According to Wardak police chief Mohammad Wais Samimi, the attack occurred «about two kilometres far from the gate of the base.»
He said that a total of 24 civilians, including two militants, were wounded and six others were killed.
According to Samimi the injured were transferred to hospital with the help of the base’s personnel.
Russia: Strizhi aerobatic team pelt through Kazan skies
Russia's Strizhi [the Swifts] aerobatic team participated at an air show over Kazan on Saturday.
The performance was part of the patriotic action «Military Contractual Service — Your Choice.»
During the event, attendees could get acquainted with the conditions of the military service and see some of the latest samples of military equipment.
The event was championed by a spectacular 30-minute show of the Russian Federation's Strizhi on MiG-29 airplanes.
Brazil: Supporters of frontrunner Bolsonaro rally on eve of election
Supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro rallied in front of Paulo Machado de Carvalho stadium in Sao Paulo on Saturday.
Bolsonaro, the leader of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), won 46 percent of the vote in the first round on October 7, with Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party (PT) coming a distant second with 30 percent.
The two will face off again in the second round of the election on Sunday.
В аэропорту Уфы рассказывают о всероссийском конкурсе «Великие имена России»
Пассажирам Уфимского аэропорта рассказали о всероссийском конкурсе «Великие имена России». Волонтеры подготовили листовки с полной информацией о том, какие сейчас есть предложения. В списке 10 имен. Информационные точки организованы также в Стерлитамаке и Октябрьском. Некоторые пассажиры говорят, что слышат о проекте впервые. А кто-то уже определился, за кого отдать голос.
Борьба. Емелин и Сурков выиграли золото чемпионата мира
На чемпионате мира по спортивной борьбе, что продолжается в Будапеште, начались состязания борцов греко-римского стиля. Россияне Сергей Емелин и Артем Сурков завоевали золотые медали в своих весовых категориях: до 60 кг и до 67 кг соответственно.
Мобильный репортер. Эфир от 28.10.2018
Краснодарский край: проливные дожди стали причиной сильнейшего наводнения в регионе. Непогода потрепала и Калининградскую область: не на шутку разыгралось Балтийское море. Под Ростовом фура едва не снесла пост ГИБДД. В Дагестане загорелся газопровод, рабочие тушили его чем попало: одеждой, палками, водой.
Mexico: Police abandon blockade of migrant caravan
Mexican police abandoned a blockade allowing thousands of Central American migrants to continue their journey towards the United States on Thursday.
After leaving Arriaga, the migrant caravan reached a Mexican Federal Police checkpoint where they were informed about the government's recent offer of asylum.
Outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a programme on Friday which promised shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to migrants who agree to stay in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
The group rejected the plan on Friday night in Arriaga, but have said they open to negotiations with the government, but not if their intention is to stop the caravan.
Consequently, the federal authorities withdrew their blockade and allowed more than 4,000 migrants to move towards the city of San Pedro Tanpanatepec.
Spain: Catalan's mark one-year anniversary of UDI
Supporters of Catalan nationalism marked the one-year anniversary since the unilateral declaration of independence in Barcelona on Saturday.
Protesters burned symbols of Spanish unity, including pictures of King Felipe VI and copies of the Spanish constitution.
Catalans have demanded that the Spanish Prime Minister confirm the result of last year's referendum and the official proclamation of independence.
Last year, Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia after it declared independence following a referendum. Efforts to split from Spain have since stalled, despite the election of a regional government in favour of secession.
Spain: Anger on capital's streets at poor living standards
Thousands of protesters from across Spain took to the streets in Madrid on Saturday, to protest against poor living standards.
Political parties, unions and pressure groups joined the rally, under the slogan 'If we move forward, we change everything'.
Protesters carried flags and banners in support of a publicly-funded pension scheme and public education system.
State of Palestine: Shattered legs, unbroken dreams! Boxer fights for future
Ahmed Abumarahil's dream of representing Palestine as its boxing champion was brought to a swift end when he was shot in the legs during the 'Great March of Return' demonstrations.
The young boxer spoke about how he refuses to let his injury hold him back in Gaza on Saturday.
The 21-year-old, who went by the nickname Cassius Clay or Muhammad Ali, was injured three times at protests along the Israeli-Palestinian border, fighting for the rights of Palestinians to return to their families' pre-1948 homes.
The first injury came when a rubber-coated bullet hit his abdomen on April. A month later a tear gas canister burnt his hands, but he suffered his worst injury in June when bullets shattered both of his legs.
«My dream was to be boxing champion, being the champion of the Palestinian team and raising the Palestine flag abroad,» Ahmed said.
He hopes that his recovery will allow him to «stand on my legs and walk again to go back and achieve my first dream, which is being the first champion in Palestine.»
Ahmed's trainer Osama Ayoob has refused to give up on his young prodigy, wheeling him all the way to the boxing ring for training.
«Every Palestinian player represents the Palestinian people and the occupation is always an obstacle in their way, an obstacle for every Palestinian doing sports,» Ayoob explained.
Cat walks the catwalk at Istanbul fashion show
A feline stole the show in Turkey on Saturday night, as a sassy cat strutted along the catwalk.
The models seemed to take no notice of the homeless white kitty, even as it tried to scratch at their expensive designer clothing.
The video recorded at the Esmond International Fashion Show has quickly become a hit online with cat lovers.
Mandatory credit: @hknylcn
USA: Sanders rallies progressives before crucial mid-terms
Senator Bernie Sanders gave a speech at a Berkeley high school on Saturday, in support of Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Sanders urged people to turnout and vote in the forthcoming mid-term elections, calling it «an imperative».
He also condemned the deadly shooting on Saturday morning at a synagogue in Pennsylvania and called for changes to existing gun laws.
USA: Trump condemns 'horrible' Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
US President Donald Trump labelled the «horrible» Pittsburgh synagogue shooting as «an anti-Semitic crime» on Saturday. He made the remarks as he arrived in Murphysboro for a mid-term election rally.
«What happened today is a horrible, horrible thing,» Trump told reporters. «It looks definitely like it's an anti-Semitic crime and that's something you wouldn't believe could still be going on.»
The US president also said he had spoken to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto about the incident.
Eleven people were killed in a gun attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning. The gunman opened fire as the the Tree of Life synagogue held a service. The suspect, identified as Robert Bowers, was injured and is now in police custody.
Israel: Opposition grows to controversial 'Cultural Loyalty' bill
Over a thousand people demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against the controversial 'cultural loyalty' bill. Opponents believe the proposed legislation represents censorship.
Activists called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt the legislative initiative, after the 'Cultural Loyalty' bill was approved by the Israeli Parliament Ministerial Committee on October 23.
The bill seeks to cancel state funding to cultural works or institutions that harm or disrespect the symbols of the State of Israel, or refer to Independence Day as a day of mourning, or incite to violence or terrorism, among other things.