Friday, October 12, 2018

World News Briefs -- October 12, 2018

Daily Mail: Shocking drone footage shows devastation of Hurricane Michael, including battered Tyndall Air Force base, as one of seven killed is identified as girl, 11, and 1.3 MILLION struggle with no power

* Drone footage shows Mexico Beach, Florida, a small beachfront community, nearly destroyed from the storm
* Other drone footage shows destruction at the Tyndall Air Force base in Florida, including an overturned plane
* At least seven people have been killed since Hurricane Michael touched down in Florida, officials confirmed
* Eleven-year-old, Sarah Radney, was struck and killed by debris from a carport outside her home in Georgia
* Five other deaths were confirmed in Florida and one in North Carolina; officials said death toll is likely to rise

Horrifying drone footage shows Hurricane Michael's path of destruction across Florida as authorities confirm the devastating storm has killed seven people, including an 11-year-old girl.

The storm caused 'catastrophic damage' at the Tyndall Air Force, which sits on the shoreline between Panama City and Mexico Beach, a small community which was almost completely destroyed.

Footage from the drone shows damage to nearly every home on the base. Buildings were left completely destroyed and a parking lot was filled with overturned RVs and trucks.

An F-15 fighter jet on display at the base's entrance was torn from its base and flipped upside down. The base's aircraft, which include F-22 Raptors, were flown hundreds of miles away as a precaution. Forecasters predicted 9 to 14 feet of water at Tyndall.

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Turkey has proof journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi embassy: reports.

Donald Trump says possible murder of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi not enough reason to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Global business leaders suspend ties with Saudi Arabia.

UN body slams Saudi Arabia for deadly Yemen attacks.

Fear grips Syria city seized from Kurds by Turkish-backed rebels.

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet as IMF reforms come into focus.

Turkish prosecutor calls for end of house arrest for US pastor.


Indonesia earthquake: Search for survivors extended for one more day.

North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, South says.

North, South Korea to hold high-level talk next week.

Moon Jae-in urges US to declare end of war with North Korea.

Moon: Trump and Kim looking toward another summit.

U.S. envoy for Afghanistan visits Pakistan in bid to further peace process.

Shinzo Abe to visit China in first visit by Japan PM since 2011.

South Korean lawsuit holds Seoul, Beijing liable for air pollution.


Mali: “Real climate of fear and insecurity in country’s north and centre,” says expert.

Libya’s eastern navy force seizes Italian fishing boats, detains crewmen.

UN approves 'final' extension of Abyei peace mission.

'Massive' landslide hits eastern Uganda, dozens killed.

Moroccans finding their voice with online protest pages.

Mo Dewji becomes Africa’s sixth billionaire to be abducted in 2018.

Pik Botha: Key figure in South Africa's apartheid transition dies.


Brexit: No 10 says it will not agree to indefinite customs union with EU.

Poroshenko’s decision on weapons in Donbass fans tensions, Kremlin says.

Merkel's conservatives, Social Democrats slump as Greens surge.

Poland, Greece team up on Nazi-era war reparations demands.

Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown.

International Space Station commander watched on as Russian rocket carrying two astronauts fell back to Earth.

Germany to extradite suspect in Bulgarian journalist killing.

Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle.


‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael.

GOP decries Dems’ ‘mob rule,’ flipping the script.

Fusion GPS co-founder will invoke 'constitutional rights not to testify': lawyers.

Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed.

Number of Mexican migrants in US shrinking.

Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal.

REVEALED: Melania Trump says her husband's alleged affairs with Stormy Daniels and others are of 'no concern' to her while declaring she loves the president -and loathes Rudy Giuliani.

US cardinal resigns amid accusations of church sex abuse cover-up.


Scores of Taliban recruits train at Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp.

US 'terror' listing blocks Sudan's economic revival.

Shabaab executes alleged spies in southern Somali.


Oil supply and demand reach record 100 million barrels a day.

Internet across the globe to face downtime over the next 48 hours: ICANN.

China's trade surplus with US widens to record $34bn. China-US surplus hits record, adding fuel to trade war.

Jetliner lands in US after world's longest flight.

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