WASHINGTON: ‘ SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STOP NAZI’S GETTING US SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ‘


#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 23 – Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.

The bill by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be offered in mid-November, when Congress returns to session after the midterm elections.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ MARYLAND MAN WHO CLIMBED OVER FENCE AT WHITE HOUSE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ‘


#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 23 – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

Adesanya has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

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‘ PAKISTANI-CANADIAN CLERIC TAHIR-UL-QADRI SAYS HE IS READY TO BE MARTYRED IN 48 HOURS ‘


#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN – October 23 – Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the Pakistani-Canadian cleric whose supporters have overrun the government quarter of Islamabad in a protest against corruption, on Monday issued a darkly mysterious ultimatum.

Canadian cleric ‘ready to be martyred’ as he sets two-day deadline for end of ‘corrupt’ Pakistani government

Canadian cleric ‘ready to be martyred’ as he sets two-day deadline for end of ‘corrupt’ Pakistani government

Waving a burial shroud, Mr. Qadri, 63, who has twice left a quiet life of retirement near Toronto for the roiling cauldron of Pakistani politics, set a 48-hour deadline for the resignation of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister.

Failing that, Mr. Qadri told thousands of supporters his own life could be the price.

“I am giving this deadline today as I am ready to be martyred and I have taken the last bath today,” Mr. Qadri said in front of Pakistan’s parliament, raising fears protestors would storm the building, despite its military guard.

“I’m calling on people from across the country to come out and reject this corrupt and undemocratic government,” he told the Sunday Times.

“People saw what we could do before. This time we will not stop until the government is removed,” Mr. Qadri said, referring to the march he led last year, which ended with the arrest of the previous prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

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‘ COURT RESTORES PAKISTAN NEWS CHANNEL AFTER IT WAS TAKEN OFF AIR FOR BROADCASTING SUPPORT FOR POLITICAL VIEWS ‘


#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN – A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the media regulatory authority to restore transmission of a news channel supportive of anti-government protests, AFP said.

Anti-government protesters storm Pakistan’s state TV building as thousands demand PM step down

Anti-government protesters storm Pakistan’s state TV building as thousands demand PM step down

ARY News was ordered off the air for 15 days on Monday by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority for “maligning judiciary.”

The channel’s management approached the Sindh High Court on Tuesday to lift the suspension, and a judge allowed cable providers to resume broadcast of the channel that has been vocal in support of a movement led by politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri.

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CANADA: ‘ GOVERNMENT RAMP UP POWERS OF DETENTION AND SURVEILLANCE TO SECURITY AGENCIES ‘


#AceWorldNews – CANADA – October 23 – The Canadian government will expedite plans to give more powers of detention and surveillance to security agencies in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

“They need to be much strengthened, and… that work which is already under way will be expedited,” Reuters quoted him as saying in the House of Commons.

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‘ US CENTRAL COMMAND CONFIRM A TOTAL OF FIFTEEN AIR STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN LAST TWO DAYS ‘


#AceWorldNews – October 23 – A total of 15 strikes were staged against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, the US Central Command said.

US military forces focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani and hit oil facilities held by the group.

US fighter and bomber aircraft reportedly destroyed an IS control centre and fighting positions in an area that has often been targeted this month, and knocked out oil tanks east of Dayr Az Zawr, Reuters reported.

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KOBANI: ‘ ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS TAKE CONTROL OF AIR-DROP ZONE ‘


#AceNewsServices – KOBANI – October 23 – Islamic State militants battling for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani ramped up their offensive Thursday, re-taking ground west of the city where the U.S. made a crucial supply drop to Kurdish forces on Monday.

ISIS takes control of air-drop zone outside Kobani

ISIS takes control of air-drop zone outside Kobani

A Fox News crew in the area has been told that ISIS has advanced on three different fronts in the center of Kobani against Kurdish defenders. There is now little open land around the city that the Kurds control, making future airdrops difficult.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that a unit of 200 Kurdish Peshmerga forces from Iraq will be coming to Kobani to help in the fight against ISIS, but there is no word on when the troops will arrive.

They are reported to bring heavy weaponry and artillery that is sorely needed to push back the militant advances.

An Associated Press journalist on the Turkish side of the border said heavy machine gunfire could be heard from Kobani, which is also known as Ayn Arab, on Thursday.

“The fighting has been ongoing since last night on the eastern and southern fronts. It is some of the longest clashes in Kobani,” said Kurdish activist Farhad Shami by telephone from the town.

“The fighting usually only takes place at night.”

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