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Man brutally beaten with bike lock in random afternoon attack in NYC

Today 15:25 GMT

A man was savagely beaten with a bike lock in a random attack just outside the landmark New York Public Library building Friday afternoon before he was saved by two good Samaritans, witnesses and authorities said.

The suspect, identified by sources as 27-year-old David Aleer-Chol, “grabbed a bike lock [off his bike] and hit him on the head,” said a vendor at a nearby Nathan’s food cart. Paul Shaw, 64, of the Upper West Side, was on the bustling sidewalk at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue near Bryant Park at about 2:20 p.m. when the thug pummeled him in front of stunned onlookers, according to law-enforcement sources.

Source: CBS News

Dave Brat tells inmates, "You think you’re having a hard time—I got $5 ?million worth of negative ads going at me"

Friday 21:52 GMT

Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, a Republican facing an unexpectedly tight race for re-election, compared the struggles of inmates he was visiting to negative campaign ads against him.

After discussing his campaign woes, Brat walked back his comments at the jail a little, saying that he was not denying the inmates had difficult lives.

Source: The Guradian

Afghans go to polls amid violence and corruption claims

Today 15:25 GMT

Voters in Afghanistan are heading to the polls in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation and allegations of corruption, and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the southern province of Kandahar.

Due to the difficulty of collecting and collating results across Afghanistan, the overall results will not be known for at least two weeks.

Source: The Guradian

Northern Irish women still facing difficult choice over abortion

Today 05:09 GMT

Women in Northern Ireland who want an abortion are caught between the costs, stigma and complexities of travelling to Great Britain and the risk of prosecution if they access pills online to take at home, according to new research.

A policy change by the UK government last year allowed women from Northern Ireland to have a free abortion in England on the NHS, but it has not solved the problems they face, says a study based on a series of interviews published in a medical journal.

Source: Global News

Earthquake early-warning system installed off coast of British Columbia

Today 00:36 GMT

An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia’s coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake.

The early-warning system can help reduce deaths, injuries and property losses, trigger trains to slow down, stop bridge and tunnel traffic, open bay doors at fire and ambulance halls, halt landings for incoming air traffic, and even allow surgeons to stop delicate procedures, the release says.

Source: CBS News

Top DHS official Chris Krebs says ensuring election security is "a race without an end"

Today 09:55 GMT

Chris Krebs, the under secretary for the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate, says election security is "a race without end." On "The Takeout" podcast this week, Krebs said that while Americans should be reassured that while the 2018 election will be "one of the most secure" elections of the modern era, DHS is constantly on the forefront of battling attempted interference.

Source: Fox News

Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed after attack

Today 09:55 GMT

Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province's police chief.

One of the crossings is at Chaman, in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan's Kandahar province where the powerful provincial chief was assassinated in an audacious attack claimed by the Taliban.

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Rep. Steve Scalise: Republicans keep getting violently attacked – Democrats should condemn this

Friday 23:42 GMT

We are less than 20 days out from Election Day and the shocking reports of attacks against Republican candidates and volunteers keep getting worse.

We’ve heard Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former Attorney General Eric Holder, all call on their supporters to harass Republicans. Remarkably few have spoken out forcefully against this violence, and what’s worse, some continue to stoke this hysteria instead.

Source: DW

Cologne hostage-taker was 'slated for deportation'

Today 15:25 GMT

Anis Amri's asylum application had been rejected months before he carried out the Christmas market attack, but German authorities were initially unable to deport him and slow to react in order to secure alternative documents to ensure he would be deported.

The Syrian suspect behind the hostage situation at Cologne's central train station was reportedly due to be deported in 2015. German authorities have been accused of dropping the ball.

Source: CBS News

Missing dog found clinging to pipe above 8-foot pit of water in New Jersey

Friday 22:47 GMT

A local New Jersey fire department rescued a missing 11-year-old puggle from drowning in a pit of water Wednesday morning.

Employees at the water treatment plant called the Bayonne Fire Department at around 8:30 a.m. after they heard a dog barking in an unused, fenced off part of the property.

Source: CBS News

Afghans remain resilient amid Taliban attacks aimed at derailing upcoming election

Friday 22:47 GMT

The attack came after a meeting to discuss security for Saturday's parliamentary elections, amid ominous threats from the Taliban and ISIS.

A successful election will not only help shape the new government, but send a message of defiance to those against it.

Source: Washington Post

Turkish investigators expand search for missing journalist to forest, farm outside Istanbul

Friday 08:05 GMT
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Pot is legal, but that doesn’t mean Canadians think other drugs should be: Ipsos poll

Friday 08:05 GMT
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Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
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5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
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D.C.-area forecast: Today is mild, but much of the week ahead is cooler than normal

Monday 10:51 GMT
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USA Gymnastics' interim president Mary Bono resigns after 4 days

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
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SEC Calls for Better Accounting Controls as Cyber Scams Increase

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
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Afghans remain resilient amid Taliban attacks aimed at derailing upcoming election

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: CBS News

Missing dog found clinging to pipe above 8-foot pit of water in New Jersey

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: DW

Cologne hostage-taker was 'slated for deportation'

Today 15:25 GMT
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Rep. Steve Scalise: Republicans keep getting violently attacked – Democrats should condemn this

Friday 23:42 GMT
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Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed after attack

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Top DHS official Chris Krebs says ensuring election security is "a race without an end"

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Earthquake early-warning system installed off coast of British Columbia

Today 00:36 GMT

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