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Dear, Friends, Followers & Readers. Yesterday after a number of previous blockages of our pages not publishing certain posts from my WordPress accounts: We had set up and moved to groups together with adding links to my timeline then this happened

On Thursday without any reason given all of our pages, groups and account WERE BLOCKED and so my apologies to any friends or followers: As of today l have twitter accounts here http://wp.me/P6gliG-1 and separate Tumblr accounts under Ace Worldwide News

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE SAYETH THE LORD .. AMEN 🙏

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) LAPD Report: Michael Avenatti arrested on Wednesday under suspicion of a felony of ‘ domestic abuse ‘ in Santa Monica further details about the event have been closely guarded by police and the security guards working at the luxury apartment declined to elaborate on his arrest #AceN ewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Michael Avenatti became a household name this past year as he very publicly decided to represent Stormy Daniels, a porn star, in a massive defamation lawsuit against current President Donald Trump. Now, recent reports claim that Avenatti has been taken into police custody under the suspicion of domestic violence #AceNewsDesk reports

On November 13, Avenatti was booked by the Los Angeles Police Department on a felony domestic violence charge: Authorities confirmed that the ordeal happened at a residence on the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. Further details about the event have been closely guarded by police.

The security guards working at the luxury apartment building refused to comment on the event to media organizations, and the Los Angeles Police Department also declined to elaborate on anything involving Avenatti’s arrest:The suspect was later released on a $50,000 bail. He spoke to news organisations about his charges. He adamantly denied being violent or abusing anyone. He praised the professionalism of the police officers who handled his case. He explained, “they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me.”

Court records show that Lisa Storie-Avenatti filed for divorce from the suspect on November 27th of last year: Initial reports from TMZ suggested that Lisa could be the potential victim, but the suspect’s lawyer publicly stated that such reports are false. Avenatti’s lawyer explained that Lisa was not at the suspect’s residence on the night in question.

Avenatti’s ex-wife, who had a relationship with him for over 26 years, released a statement regarding the event: Following her attorney’s advice, she said, “he has never been abusive to me or anyone else.”

Arrest Announcement of Michael Avenatti NR18291ml: Thurs.15:Nov:2018:

The Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Detectives have arrested Mr. Michael Avenatti: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 2:05 p.m., Michael Avenatti, 47-year-old resident of Los Angeles was placed under arrest, Booking # 5473086, for 273. 5 (a) PC Intimate Partner Violence at the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles……………Avenatti was booked for the above-mentioned charge on November 14, 2018, at 3:44 p.m., with bail amount set for $50,000.00: The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for prosecution.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call West Los Angeles Area Detectives at 310-444-1580. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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(ISTANBUL, Turkey.) JUST IN: Police detained 13 people including two prominent academics on Friday under an investigation into jailed rights activist Osman Kavala, accusing them of following him in a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013 #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Kavala, a well-known civil society leader, was jailed a year ago pending trial for trying to overthrow the government, a process which authorities say started with those demonstrations and culminated with an attempted coup in July 2016: Police said those arrested on Friday were accused of working with Kavala to foment the May 2013 unrest, which began as demonstrations against urban development plans at Istanbul’s Gezi Park and turned into nationwide anti-government protests #AceNewsDesk reports

At least 10 people died and thousands were injured in a government crackdown on the demonstrations, which at the time were the biggest ever staged against the government of Tayyip Erdogan, now president, then entering his second decade as prime minister: Kavala was accused of attempting to use force to remove the government or prevent it from fulfilling its duties, the police said. Prosecutors ordered the arrest of 20 people in total accused of acting with him. The charge carries a life sentence.

“The individual aimed to spread the Gezi Park incidents across Turkey and create an atmosphere of chaos and disorder in the country generally,” Istanbul police said in a statement: Human rights groups and European Parliament members have repeatedly called on NATO member Turkey to release Kavala. An indictment against him has not yet been issued.

On Friday, the European Union called for the immediate release of “all those detained without due process” “Repeated detentions of critical voices and the continued widespread pressure on civil society representatives run counter to the Turkish government’s declared commitment to human rights,” the EU’s foreign policy service said.

A lawyer for one of the suspects named the two academics detained on Friday as Turgut Tarhanli, dean of Istanbul Bilgi University’s law faculty, and Bogazici University’s Betul Tanbay, who was elected this year as vice president of the European Mathematical Society: Among the detainees were also staff of Kavala’s Anadolu Kultur organization, which is involved in promoting culture and rights, including board members Yigit Ekmekci and Hakan Altinay.

Turkish Bar Association Chairman Metin Feyzioglu said he was monitoring developments with concern: “The violation of basic rights and freedoms by the hand of the judiciary must not be allowed,” he said in a statement. “All illegal practices which will harm Turkey in the international community must be brought to an end.”

Police said the suspects had brought in professional protesters from abroad to fuel the Gezi Park protests and had lobbied in Europe to halt the import of tear gas used by police……………..Since the attempted putsch in July 2016, Turkey has jailed 77,000 people as they face trial, as well as suspending or dismissing 150,000 civil servants and military personnel and shutting down dozens of media outlets.

Police still frequently carry out operations targeting the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 2016 failed putsch: Anadolu said on Friday that prosecutors issued an order for the arrest of 188 people, including 100 former air force personnel, over links to Gulen’s network. So far 86 suspects have been detained in the operation.

Source: Reuters.Com/ Published: November.16:2018: Additional reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen and Can Sezer in Istanbul, Alissa de Carbonnel in Brussels; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans, Andrew Roche and Peter Graff

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(TAMIL NADU, India.) #CycloneGaja Makes landfall in the south on Friday killing at least 11-people as 80,000 are evacuated to 368 shelters as winds destroy swathes of state uprooting trees and knocking down electricity poles officials said #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Editor says here’s what we know so far: By the time the severe cyclonic storm Gaja began to make landfall south of Nagapattinam in the early hours of Friday, the Tamil Nadu government had made elaborate arrangements to face any eventuality: The administrations of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur and Puddukottai districts put in place steps for relief and rehabilitation #AceNewsDesk reports 

#TamilNadu: At least 11 persons killed in cyclonic storm #Gaja; rescue & relief operations continue. Gaja is now centered near Dindigul in a weakened form as a deep depression. #AIRPics: Vijayakumar 
https://t.co/T9KMkl66Ps November 16, 2018 at 04:31AM
A holiday was declared for schools and colleges in these districts for Friday. A total of 72,498 people in the six districts were shifted to 368 safe shelters: Alerts on the cyclone were made in coastal hamlets through public address systems in churches, mosques and temples. Medical teams were deputed across the districts to deal with emergency situations. Officials said they will be on alert and will take all preventive measures to ensure that there is no disease outbreak if there is flooding.

The health department urged the public to maintain utmost hygiene so that water borne or vector borne diseases do not spread if there is flooding:

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Cuddalore collector V Anbuselvan instructed all officials not to take leave on Thursday and Friday to take up relief and rehabilitation measures swiftly:

Since the cyclone was coming in the north-east direction in the anti-clockwise motion, boats from the northern part of the district near Mandapam were taken to safety to the Kunthukal area near Pamban: 

The Nagapattinam district administration has deployed three teams of National Disaster Relief Force personnel who had arrived from Arakkonam. Collector S Sureshkumar met the team and briefed them: 72,000 people shifted out of cyclone Gaja’s path 

By 6pm, rain lashed parts of the district: …..developing report ……
Sources: Reuters.Com/  TimesofIndia.Com/ Published: November.16: 2018:

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(ANKARA, Turkey.) JUST IN: Court Report: A Turkish court has handed life prison sentences to six people convicted over a 2016 attack at Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport which killed 45 people, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: No group claimed responsibility for the triple bombing at the airport but Turkey maintains it was the work of Islamic State militants: It was one of several attacks blamed on the group in Turkey that year #AceNewsDesk reports

The six defendants were sentenced to life in prison without parole after they were found guilty of murder and of attempting to destroy Turkey’s constitutional order, Anadolu said: A total of 46 people were tried over the attack on terror-related charges including membership of an armed terrorist organisation and forming and running a terror group, the news agency said.

It did not give details of other verdicts and sentences handed to the defendants but said 16 of them were Russian nationals, while the others were Chechen, Tunisian, Egyptian, Algerian, Syrian and Turkish citizens.

Source: Reuters.Com/ via Anadolu News Agency – Published: November.16:2018: Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Court Report: Ali Elmezayen a heartless dad purposely drowned his two sons, who both h ad severe autism, by driving his car off a California pier in 2015 — so he could cash in on a $6 mil lion insurance policy, prosecutors said #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Ali Elmezayen, 44, allegedly hatched the sick scheme two years before stomping on the gas of his Honda and sending it crashing into the Port of Los Angeles on April 9, 2015: “Witnesses heard the tires of the car screech loudly and saw the car accelerate before it flew off the edge of the wharf, crashed into the water and immediately sunk,” FBI agent Matthew Parker wrote in an affidavit in support of Elmezayen’s arrest for insurance fraud last week #AceNewsDesk reports

Federal investigators found that Elmezayen spent about a quarter of his reported $24,000 salary on a $6 million insurance policy for himself, his longtime partner Rabab Diab and three sons: He also allegedly repeatedly called the insurance company to ensure that they wouldn’t automatically probe a claim made more than two years after the policy was written, prosecutors said.

The deadly plunge killed 8-year-old Adbelkarim and 13-year-old Elhassan, who were both severely autistic and couldn’t swim. They were found strapped into their car seats: Elmezayen claimed to investigators that he may have accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. He sued the city, Honda and Jiffy Lube for negligence but the complaint was tossed out.

The heartless father’s window was open when the car drove into the water. He surfaced within 30 seconds and swam to a ladder on the pier: Diab, who couldn’t swim, was also in the car at the time. She was rescued by a fisherman while screaming, “My kids! My kids!”………………..“The poor lady was screaming hysterically,” said fisherman Ray Prince shortly after the incident. “I thought she was going to drown.”……………The allegedly staged accident occurred two years and 12 days after the final policy took effect…………………Elmezayen collected more than $260,000 in insurance payouts for his sons’ deaths and wired more than $170,000 back to his native Egypt, prosecutors said.

The Los Angeles County district attorney said there wasn’t enough evidence to bring murder charges against Elmezayen: A police mechanic found that the brake pedal of the Honda didn’t properly work but couldn’t tell whether it was a problem before the fatal crash or because of salt water corrosion……………………County prosecutors also said the father’s explanation of the tragedy could create reasonable doubt but suggested police notify the feds of the insurance fraud.

Elmezayen and Diab came to the US in 2000 and overstayed their tourist visas, according to prosecutors: They both married other people in hopes of becoming permanent residents and Elmezayen has acknowledged his marriage was a sham.

Elmezayen was held without bail after federal Judge Alka Sagar ruled he lacked credibility and, in part, because of what she called a “ghastly scheme to obtain insurance benefits.”Prosecutors argued he shouldn’t be free pending trial because he was likely to flee to Egypt………………..They also said he posed a threat to Diab, because he intended to kill her, and a third son who was at camp that day in 2015.

Source: NYPost.Com/ With Post Wires Published: November.15:2018:

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(PYONGYANG, S.K.) JUST IN: North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while it also decided to release a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Kim Jong Un’s visit to the test site of a new “tactical weapon” threatened to sour the diplomatic atmosphere as negotiations between his country and the United States appear to have stalled: “This result today is a justification of the party’s policy focused on defense science and technology, another display of our rapidly growing defense capabilities to the whole region, and a groundbreaking change in strengthening our military’s combat capabilities,” Kim said #AceNewsDesk reports

In Washington, in response to the North Korean announcement, a U.S. State Department spokesman said: “We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled.” The official was referring to an unprecedented summit in June between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim in Singapore, where they agreed to work toward denuclearisation and peace on the Korean peninsula, and establish new relations.

But the agreement was short on specifics, and negotiations have made little headway since: In a possibly conciliatory gesture, however, North Korea also announced on Friday it was releasing an American citizen detained since October after “illegally” entering North Korea from China: North Korea has often held previous American detainees for more extended periods.

The military test was successful and the weapon could protect North Korea like a “steel wall”, its KCNA news agency said, adding that Kim had observed “the power of the tactical weapon”.

The only picture released by state media showed Kim standing on a beach surrounded by officials in military uniforms, but no weapons were visible: International weapons experts said the officials around Kim included a leader of the artillery corps of the Korean People’s Army…………….South Korea’s defense ministry said it did not have an immediate comment but was analysing the North Korean weapon test…………….Friday’s understated announcement was more likely aimed at reassuring the North Korean military rather than trying to torpedo diplomatic talks, however, said Choi Kang, vice president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.

“North Korea is trying to show its soldiers that they are becoming high-tech and keeping a certain level of military capability, while trying to eliminate dissatisfaction and worries inside its military,” he added: The test may also have been a response to recent joint military drills by the United States and South Korea, which North Korea said violated recent pacts to halt to “all hostile acts”, said Yang Uk, an analyst at the Korea Defence and Security Forum.

Kim said the weapons system tested was one in which his father, Kim Jong Il, had taken a special interest during his life, personally leading its development: Kim’s last publicized military inspection was the launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Nov. 29 last year, though he engaged in at least eight other military related activities this year, the South’s Unification Ministry said.

Kim this year declared his nuclear force “complete” and said he would focus on economic development…………….North Korea has continued to showcase its conventional military capabilities, including at a large military parade in its capital, Pyongyang, on Sept. 9. ………But any testing of new weapons threatens to raise tension with Washington, which has said there will be no easing in international sanctions until North Korea takes more concrete steps to abandon its nuclear weapons or long-range missiles.

North Korea has increasingly expressed frustration at Washington’s refusal to ease sanctions, and recently threatened to restart development of its nuclear weapons if more concessions were not made: “They’re trying to signal that they are willing to walk away from talks and restart weapons testing,” said Adam Mount of the Federation of American Scientists. “It is the most explicit in a series of escalating statements designed to send this message.”

A meeting in New York planned this month between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol, a senior aide to Kim, was postponed: On Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump planned to meet Kim again in 2019 and will push for a concrete plan outlining Pyongyang’s moves to end its arms programs.

Source: Reuters.Com/ Published: November.16:2018: Reporting by Joyce Lee and Josh Smith; Additional reporting by Jeongmin Kim in Seoul, and Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom in WASHINGTON; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Clarence Fernandez

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(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia.) Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts Report: Nuon Chea, 92, “Brother Number Two” to Pol Pot, and former regime president Khieu Samphan, 87, were convicted over the genocide of Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese during the Khmer Rouge era in the 1970s. #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: However, the judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal said that while genocide was also committed against the minority Cham — Muslims who were forced to eat pork, banned from prayer, and had their Korans burned — the two men did not have “genocidal intent” The only surviving senior Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of genocide in a landmark judgement by Cambodia’s long-running war crimes tribunal #AceNewsDesk reports 

Two elderly Cambodian men, one wearing sunglasses, sit in a courtroom with headphones on.Photo: Nuon Chea, 92, and former regime president Khieu Samphan, 87, have been convicted. (Supplied: ECCC)Key points:
  • An estimated 2 million Cambodians died during the Khmer Rouge era
  • The verdict was the first time a court has ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide
  • Observers believe this ruling likely marks the final decision for the UN-backed tribunal

As a result, Nuon Chea was found guilty of genocide against the Cham on the principle of “superior responsibility”, while his co-defendant was cleared of the charges………….Today’s verdict was the first time a court has ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide 

Nuon Chea, an old man, sits in a courtroom wearing dark glasses. There is a guard standing behind him.Photo: Nuon Chea, known as Brother Number Two, was second-in-command to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. (Supplied: ECCC)An estimated 2 million Cambodians died through overwork, starvation and mass killings during the Khmer Rouge’s era, which lasted from April 1975 to January 1979.
Khieu Samphan, an old man, sits in a courtroom wearing earphones. Photo: Khieu Samphan was president of Democratic Kampuchea, as the Khmer Rouge called Cambodia. (Supplied: ECCC)The brutal ultra-Maoist regime, led by Pol Pot, forcibly removed the population from towns and cities, and sent them to strict rural labour camps, an experiment that left the country in ruins: The two men had already been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2014…………..In today’s verdict, they were convicted of further crimes against humanity including forced marriage, rape, persecution on religious and racial grounds, enforced disappearances and extermination………..The men — who admit to being Khmer Rouge leaders but denied the charges against them — received additional life sentences, which are to be combined with their existing prison terms.
A large group of people, many wearing checked scarves, walk past a security guard.Photo: Thousands of Cambodians have watched court proceedings at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. (Supplied: ECCC)Many observers believe that the ruling likely marks the final decision for the UN-backed tribunal, which has faced criticism for its sluggish pursuit of justice and limited scope: Established in 2006, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as it is formally known, has so far convicted just three people at a cost more than $400 million……..The only other person to be convicted was Kaing Guev Ek, known as Duch, who operated Phnom Penh’s infamous S21 prison, where 12,000 people were killed……………Pol Pot died a free man in 1998, while “Brother Number Three” Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith were both charged but died before they could face justice.
A group of elderly Cambodian nuns dressed in white stand in a line.Photo: Religion was banned during the Khmer Rouge era, with monks and nuns forced to give up their robes.The tribunal still has two cases before it, concerning members of the next rung down in the Khmer Rouge hierarchy But with the defendants advancing in age, the court facing perpetual funding challenges and strong political opposition within Cambodia, it appears unlikely they will be prosecuted.

Prime Minister Hun Sen — himself a former Khmer Rouge commander — has long been a vociferous opponent of allowing the cases to continue: Rebecca Gidley, an expert in the tribunal based at the Australian National University, said the Cambodian Government had a lot at stake.

“The narrative the Cambodian People’s Party has built for decades is of a very small handful of evil leaders and everybody else, including themselves as former Khmer Rouge leaders, were innocent of all crimes associated with it,” she said.

“So any expansion of the suspect pool is a threat to the narrative that they have been building since 1979.” With nearly 40 years now passed since the fall of the regime in a Vietnamese-backed invasion, many Cambodians say they now prefer to look to the future than dwell in the past……………..Almost 70 per cent of Cambodians are under the age of 30, meaning the majority of the population did not live through their country’s darkest times.

A court security officer, right, guides student as they enter into the courtroom before the hearings.Photo: A court security officer, right, guides student as they enter into the courtroom before the hearings against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. (AP: Heng Smith)But Youk Chhang, the director of the Documentation Centre of Cambodia, which catalogues atrocities committed under Khmer Rouge, said there was no escaping the fact that the country’s present had been shaped by its infamous “killing fields”

He said the period should be remembered, so it does not happen again“No-one wants to live in the Khmer Rouge, no-one wants to remember the Khmer Rouge … but how can you forget a crime that [was] committed against your relatives, your own brothers and sisters, and millions of your compatriots?” Mr Chhang said……………“It’s a deep-cut wound that’s impossible to erase from your memory.”………………Mr Chhang, himself a Khmer Rouge survivor, said today’s verdict was a historic milestone for Cambodia…………..“We were pushed by the international community to confront our horrible past, and we did this,” he said……………….“So by confronting this — through a tribunal, through education — I think Cambodia [showed] a lot of courage and showed its other side, which is the resilience of the people of Cambodia.”

Sources: AP.Org/  ABC.Net/ – Published: November.16: 2018:
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