Pakistan’s ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm. A lawyer for the 67-year-old Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former premier’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, and her husband, Mohammad Safdar, attended the hearing at the Accountability Court and also pleaded not guilty. Sharif later on Thursday told reporters in London that he will go backRead More

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. Shares of the world’s leading online video streaming service touched a record high on Monday and rose a further 1.2 percent after hours to $205.07. They are up about 64 percent this year. For the third quarter, Netflix added 5.3 million subscribers in all its markets, compared with Wall Street’s target ofRead More

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while U.S. oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday towards oil fields held by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. In response, U.S. crude climbed 0.9 percent to $51.92 a barrel, not far from $52.85 touched late last month – a level not seen since April. Brent crude climbed 1.2 percent to $57.88Read More

Triathlon: Lange wins Ironman World Championship in course record

(Reuters) – German Patrick Lange produced a sizzling marathon run, charging to victory in a course record time while Swiss Daniela Ryf claimed a third successive victory in the women’s event at the triathlon Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Saturday. Lange came off the 180-km bike leg more than nine minutes behind Canadian Lionel Sanders and still trailled by more than six minutes halfway through the 42.2-km run. But he turned on the afterburners to pass a shuffling Sanders less than five kilometers from home and looked amazingly freshRead More

In El Salvador, Gang Violence is a Part of Everyday Life: Part 1 Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}} Coming up next: {{nextVideo.title}} {{nextVideo.description}} Skip to this video now More information on this video Share your favorite moment Transcript for In El Salvador, Gang Violence is a Part of Everyday Life: Part 1 This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. {“id”:39187587,”title”:”In El Salvador, Gang Violence is a Part of Everyday Life: Part 1″,”duration”:”3:00″,”description”:”This impoverished nation has become the murder capital of the world, and these gangs continue to have ties to the US.”,”url”:”/Nightline/video/el-salvador-gang-violence-part-everyday-life-part-39187587″,”section”:”Nightline”,”mediaType”:”us only 08″} Source linkRead More

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. If confirmed, the WHO said, the attack would put thousands of children at risk of these serious infectious, viral diseases. Both can spread rapidly in areas of conflict. “We unequivocally condemn these actions. Vaccines are not a legitimate target of war,” the WHO’s representative in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, said in a statementRead More

EU talks over carbon trading reforms hit impasse

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said. The EU is aiming to reach a deal over carbon market reforms ahead of United Nations climate talks in November. A spokeswoman for the Estonian presidency of the EU said another round of negotiations would be required, but did not give a date for the talks. The European Union’s ETS, a cap-and-trade permit systemRead More

California wildfires kill at least 31 as wind continues to fan flames

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters face another round of dry, windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country. The most lethal wildfire event in California’s history has killed people while they sleep in their beds and prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of residents, warning anyone deciding to wait it out: “You are on your own.” The toll from the more than 20 fires raging across eight counties could climb, withRead More

New York police say investigating 2004 claim of Weinstein sex assault

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Police Department said on Thursday it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault by movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2004. “The NYPD is investigating an allegation of sex assault from 2004,” the department said in a statement. Asked by Reuters in an email whether the investigation involved Weinstein, a spokesperson said in an email “Yes.” Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister replied “no comment” when asked by email about the NYPD investigation. The Hollywood producer has previously denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. “BasedRead More

What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake — a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Woody from “Toy Story” cake for Erika. The twin girls each had their own party outfits — Eva was dressed as Princess Sophia, Erika was dressed as Woody. But for their parents, Aida and Art Sandoval, this was more than just their daughters’ birthday. It was a miracle. Watch the full storyRead More