Headline news from Asia, the Middle East to be read in two minutes or less.
- Philippine mayor and 9 bodyguards killed in drug related shooting.
- Duterte says he will stop cursing after message received from ‘God.’
- Malaysia purchases littoral coastal security ships from China.
- Pakistan bands Chinese movies and products from importation.
- U. S. and Russian jets have near miss in Syrian airspace. (Pentagon)
- Reported ISIS slaughtered 232 civilians as Mosul offensive pauses.
- ISIS is set to use thousands as human shields near Mosul. (ISIS Denial)
- Saudis accuse Yemen Houthis of launching missile toward Mecca.
- Four dead dozens wounded in Baghdad suicide bombing.
- Rebels launch rocket attack on Syrian government airbase.
- Rebel forces begin counter attack to break Aleppo siege .
- Russian Generals ask Putin to resume Aleppo bombings.
- Putin say another humanitarian pause is needed at Aleppo.
- OPEC schedules meeting to reduce oil production.
- largest ever marine sanctuary created for Antarctica.
- U. S. economy grows a healthy 2.9% in third quarter.
- Flash: Mass protests in S. Korea over presidential scandel.*
- New Clinton email submissions by Wickileak reopen FBI probe.
- Clinton confident newer emails are unimportant.
- Trump claims Clinton email scandal is bigger than ‘Water Gate.’
* At his point details of a South Korean presidential scandal are unclear.
Election 2016: The American people have an important choice to make between an unpopular, careless, greedy former Secretary of State, or a consistent demagogue liar and sex groper. I leave the selection to them.
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