Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan moved to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western countries who appealed for the release of a jailed civil society leader ... He did not set a firm date. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges ... .
BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker, DairoAntonio Usuga, also known as "Otoniel," was arrested by the country's authorities, the government said on Saturday (Oct 23). Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised "the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel', head of the Gulf Clan," in a message on Twitter ... ....
WASHINGTON. A senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said on Friday. The strike comes two days after a base in southern Syria, used by the US-led coalition fighting the Daesh group, was assaulted ... ....
The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The announcement comes after a massive crackdown on migrants by Libyan security forces ... The latest suspension came from the country's ministry of interior on Aug ... .
The president has again said that he has a commitment to defend Taiwan should China attack, contradicting the US's decades-old policy toward the island. It has prompted official clarification about the US's role in Asia... .
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Sprinter Alex Quinonez, Ecuador's World Championship bronze medallist, has been killed in his home city of Guayanquil on Friday, the country's sports ministry said on Saturday. Guayaquil-based newspaper El Universo said Quinonez, who was 32, and another individual were fatally shot at around 9.20 p.m ... ....
Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie 'Rust', but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released last night ... Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Production on the movie was immediately shut down ... .
PALERMO. Italy’s former interior minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini went on trial on Saturday for allegedly illegally blocking over 100 migrants in dire sanitary conditions from disembarking from a rescue ship ... The hearing was largely procedural and lasted less than three hours before Murgia set the next hearing for December 17 ... .
“And I said. ‘If you can’t bring my husband and baby back, please make sure that no one takes photographs of them. Please secure the area,’” Vanessa Bryant said during the deposition. “And he said ... .
</p>Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by six points in the championship race, claimed his ninth pole of 2021 with a time of 1min 32.910sec, just two tenths faster than the British driver. </p>Sergio Perez, in the second Red Bull, was third, only 0.15sec behind Hamilton ... </p>Verstappen has finished fourth, third and second.