Here is a look at the stories making headlines this Monday.
Some experts predict President Xi Jinping will use the meeting to establish a level of control and influence over the Party not seen since Mao Zedong, the strongman founder of the People’s Republic.
In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein’s membership.
Mogadishu Police Capt. Farah Osman put the death toll at 80. He said an additional 200 people were wounded in the attack, the first of two bombs in the capital Saturday. The initial vehicle bomb destroyed dozens of stalls and a popular hotel in the heart of Mogadishu.
A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American diplomats in Cuba is adding another layer of intrigue around the mysterious incidents that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members.
The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by Russian tech company Hoversurf, relies on four propellers to stay airborne, with the rider crouched precariously close to the exposed blades. Capable of 40 mph and a travel time of 25 minutes, the single-seat craft, which can carry 600 lbs, can also operate autonomously.
The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Glory had finished its voyage and docked at Port Miami when the child fell around 8:15 a.m., police said. Emergency personnel transported the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where she died, police said.
The country is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, in a one-party system, making whoever occupies the highest positions in the party among the most powerful. Power isn’t just held by the politicians either — influential businessmen and entrepreneurs, the pioneers of China’s economic rise, are also fighting for a seat at the table.
The group, which calls itself The ImPact, has plenty of billionaire street cred: It’s the brainchild of Justin Rockefeller (a great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller) and Josh Cohen (CIO of Tyden Ventures). Its founding members include Liesel Pritzker Simmons (an heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune), Jason Ingle (great-great grandson of Henry Ford) and Jim Sorenson (son of businessman James LeVoy Sorenson).
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson keeps steering clear of explicitly denying that he called President Donald Trump a “moron” this summer. “As I indicated earlier when I was asked about that, I’m not going to deal with that kind of petty stuff,” Tillerson said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday about the alleged comment, which was earlier reported by NBC News.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has jumped to 189, according to the Associated Press, making it one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.
SANTA ROSA (Reuters) – Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state’s worst natural disasters in years.
A college student who fled the deadly wildfire that swept through Santa Rosa, California, on Monday night would never leave her dog behind. Natasha Wallace, who attends Santa Rosa Junior College, told news station KTXL that she was on her way home from studying across town at around 2 a.m.
You can’t take Pink home… and you also can’t make her put a label on her sexuality. That’s what the pop star, who is currently promoting her new album, ” Beautiful Trauma,” told The Guardian in a recent interview.
ENTERTAINMENT “Will & Grace” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” join the list. You’ve got free time to kill, and you want to spend these rare moments with a TV show, but you’ve got a ton of options on a handful of streaming platforms. In an era when keeping up with contemporary TV is beginning to feel more and more like homework, it’s about time there was a cheat sheet.
Specifically, the Donald Trump-impersonating “Saturday Night Live” star is annoyed that Fox News is attacking Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations after the conservative network covered up harassment within its own ranks by former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and former host Bill O’Reilly.
VIENNA, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Austria voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to see 31-year-old conservative Sebastian Kurz become chancellor on a pledge to take a hard line on refugees and prevent a repeat of Europe’s migration crisis.
German soccer team, Hertha Berlin, shocked fans when they took a knee on the field before their match Saturday. Players in the National Football League have been widely criticized for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice in the United States.
As wildfires rage across northern California, a group of low-paid firefighters is on the front lines. Inmates in California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have been fighting wildfires for $1 an hour. Some have worked as long as 72 hours straight. The men and women fighting the wildfires work throughout 43 adult conservation camps in the state, CNN reported.
Remarkable photos reveal how badly California’s wineries have been damaged in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres of wine country since Sunday. Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California is just one of the dozens of wineries that was ravaged by the massive fires.
Jack Dorsey got the message. Probably. All day Friday, many women refused to tweet in protest of Twitter’s decision to suspend actress Rose McGowan’s account as she spoke out against Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Late Friday night, Dorsey – Twitter’s co-founder and CEO – responded to the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement.
Bitcoin is on an amazing bull run. The cryptocurrency easily surpassed $5,000 per coin and is currently trading at about $5,500-and many are wondering why. The cryptocurrency’s main issues haven’t been resolved. Despite the recent upgrade, it’s still too slow to be a dependable payment platform, and the people running the show remain sharply divided over how Bitcoin should move forward.
Microsoft is known for maintaining a fun workplace, from its free candy to its awesome art collection. Its latest perk: treehouses. The company announced on its blog Friday that it has created three treetop meeting spaces at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region has attended a nationalist event less than 24 hours before a Spanish deadline to give his final say on independence. Carles Puigdemont and other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan politician who was executed under Franco in the Civil War.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has insisted President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy. It will continue until “the first bomb drops”, he told CNN. Sanctions and diplomacy, he said, had brought unprecedented international unity against North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.
A drone put 130 lives at risk when it passed directly over the wing of an aircraft approaching Gatwick Airport, a report has revealed. A UK Airprox Board report said the drone was “flown into conflict” with the Airbus 319 on 9 July and said there was a high risk of a collision.