Month: October 2018

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LeBron James more than lived up to the hype in the first regular-season game of his NBA career, scoring 25 points and adding 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 106-92 to the Sacramento Kings.

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‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election

‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election

October 29, 2018 caption Shep Smith dismissed hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north on Fox News Monday. source Fox News
Fox News anchor Shep Smith stressed during his show Monday that the migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is nothing to worry about. The caravan is around two months away from the southern border of the United States, and may not make it there. In a 30-second clip, Smith said the hysteria stirred up over it is because the midterms are approaching. His remarks are yet another break between him and the Trump-supporting opinion side of Fox News.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith broke from his coworkers on the opinion side of the company to stress that the political hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north through Mexico is nothing to worry about.
“There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about,” he said during his show on Monday.
The Trump administration, late-night opinion hosts on Fox News , and Fox News guests have been giving a daily drumbeat of stark warnings about the caravan, often with unfounded claims . On Monday, for example, a Fox News guest said – without evidence – that people travelling on the caravan may have leprosy .
But Smith said that the caravan is at least two months from reaching the southern border of the United States, if they even decided to go there. He said the conversation about it only exists because of the approaching midterm elections on November 6.
“Tomorrow, the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are almost two months away, if any of them actually come here,” he said. “But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.” Shep Smith on the migrant caravan: “There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about.” pic.twitter.com/4dLmPuZem0
Smith reminded his viewers of the caravan that left Central America in April, only to cause a ripple in the national conversation in May .
“When they did this to us – got us all riled up in April, remember? – the result was 14 arrests,” he said. “We’re America. We can handle it.”
Smith has occasionally broken off from his fellow hosts on the opinion side of Fox News, all of whom are staunch supporters of Trump. In June, he said the administration was “lying” about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr. And in November 2017, he picked apart a conspiracy theory Fox News host Sean Hannity pushed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Russian energy company. TAGS

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Fox News Says Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Comments Not Racist Enough to Get Old Job Back

NEW YORK ( The Borowitz Report )—The chief executive officer of Fox News said on Monday that Megyn Kelly’s nostalgic remarks about blackface were insufficiently racist for the right-wing cable channel to consider rehiring her.
“We at Fox have nothing but respect for Megyn’s achievements as a racist television personality,” Suzanne Scott, the Fox News C.E.O., said. “Having said that, we do not feel that her blackface comments represent her best work.”
Scott expressed concern that, by trying to tone down her racism for the morning-television audience on NBC, Kelly might have “gotten a little rusty, hate-wise.”
“We want to make it clear, though, that the door will always be open to Megyn Kelly at Fox News Channel,” the C.E.O. said. “If she’d like to put together an audition tape of racist screeds and dog whistles, we’d be more than happy to look at it.”

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‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election

‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election Jacob Shamsian Oct 30, 2018, 03.16 AM Read full story Fox News Shep Smith dismissed hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north on Fox News Monday. Fox News anchor Shep Smith stressed during his show Monday that the migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is nothing to worry about. The caravan is around two months away from the southern border of the United States, and may not make it there. In a 30-second clip, Smith said the hysteria stirred up over it is because the midterms are approaching. His remarks are yet another break between him and the Trump-supporting opinion side of Fox News.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith broke from his coworkers on the opinion side of the company to stress that the political hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north through Mexico is nothing to worry about.
“There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about,” he said during his show on Monday. The Trump administration, late-night opinion hosts on Fox News , and Fox News guests have been giving a daily drumbeat of stark warnings about the caravan, often with unfounded claims . On Monday, for example, a Fox News guest said – without evidence – that people travelling on the caravan may have leprosy .
But Smith said that the caravan is at least two months from reaching the southern border of the United States, if they even decided to go there. He said the conversation about it only exists because of the approaching midterm elections on November 6.
“Tomorrow, the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are almost two months away, if any of them actually come here,” he said. “But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.”
Smith reminded his viewers of the caravan that left Central America in April, only to cause a ripple in the national conversation in May .
“When they did this to us – got us all riled up in April, remember? – the result was 14 arrests,” he said. “We’re America. We can handle it.”
Smith has occasionally broken off from his fellow hosts on the opinion side of Fox News, all of whom are staunch supporters of Trump. In June, he said the administration was “lying” about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr. And in November 2017, he picked apart a conspiracy theory Fox News host Sean Hannity pushed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Russian energy company.
Shep Smith on the migrant caravan: “There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about.” pic.twitter.com/4dLmPuZem0

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Crowbar pair target Brierley Hill car containing armed police – BBC News

Crowbar pair target Brierley Hill car containing armed police 29 October 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened on Waterfront Way in Brierley Hill (generic image above) Two men pulled up alongside a car and threatened its occupants with a crowbar, but they soon discovered that a police firearms team was inside the vehicle. The men drove off along Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, but police caught up with them. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. One inspector tweeted on Saturday he was still “chuckling” and added: “I’d love to have seen their faces.” Sorry, this Twitter post is currently unavailable.
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What Is a ‘Shadow Ban,’ and Is Twitter Doing It to Republican Accounts?

What Is a ‘Shadow Ban,’ and Is Twitter Doing It to Republican Accounts?

An accusation that Twitter was suppressing conservative political views drew the attention of President Trump. Here’s what’s really going on.

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24 Hours in America

We set out to document 24 different hours in 24 states, to shine a lens on the lives of people rarely in the headlines. These are the peanut farmers, heart surgeons, pastors and teachers we met.

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We set out to document 24 different hours in 24 states, to shine a lens on the lives of people rarely in the headlines. These are the peanut farmers, heart surgeons, pastors and teachers we met.

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We set out to document 24 different hours in 24 states, to shine a lens on the lives of people rarely in the headlines. These are the peanut farmers, heart surgeons, pastors and teachers we met.

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We set out to document 24 different hours in 24 states, to shine a lens on the lives of people rarely in the headlines. These are the peanut farmers, heart surgeons, pastors and teachers we met.

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Cybersecurity Risks Should Weigh on Investors’ Minds More Often

Cybersecurity Risks Should Weigh on Investors’ Minds More Often

Concerns about trade have dominated recent economic headlines, but hacking may be an even bigger threat to global growth and prosperity.

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3 A1 Headlines, 3 Alerts, 3 Hours: The Night the Schneiderman Story Broke

All eyes were on the Met Gala red carpet 40 blocks uptown — when the #MeToo news from Albany turned our front page, and our home screens, upside down.

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Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines

While Google, Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny for spreading misinformation, Apple has avoided scandal by using people to pick what news to show. Is that good for news outlets?

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Revealed: The People Behind an Anti-Breitbart Twitter Account

No longer anonymously run, Sleeping Giants continues its mission of alerting companies to where their digital ads end up.

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What the Press Can Do Better

Readers responded to a Times editorial joining hundreds of other publications affirming the value of a free press.

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NBA Top 10 Plays of the Night | October 29, 2018

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Some truths about Trump’s birthright plan – BBC News

Some truths about Trump’s birthright plan – BBC News

These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New American citizens wave American flags during a naturalisation ceremony President Donald Trump says he plans to end “birthright citizenship” in the US by executive order. Can he do that?
In an interview with Axios President Trump claimed that he was working on an end to birthright citizenship, the 150-year-old principle that says anyone born on US soil is an American citizen.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Mr Trump said. “You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
Mr Trump claimed that such an order is currently in the works, and not long after, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted : “I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.”
The president’s comments have ignited a furious debate about whether or not the president has the unilateral power to do such a thing, and whether the underlying premise – that birthright citizenship is exploited by undocumented immigrants – has any merit. Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1868 1) What is ‘birthright citizenship’?
The first sentence of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes the principle of “birthright citizenship”:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
Immigration hardliners argue that the policy is a “great magnet for illegal immigration”, and that it encourages undocumented pregnant women to cross the border in order to give birth, an act that has been pejoratively called “birth tourism” or having an “anchor baby”.
“The baby is an essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all those benefits. It’s ridiculous,” Trump told Axios. “It has to end.”
A 2015 Pew Research Center study found that 60% of Americans opposed ending birthright citizenship, while 37% were in favour. 2) How did it come about? Image copyright US National Archives Image caption Wong Kim Ark was born in the US but denied re-entry after leaving
The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868, after the close of the Civil War. The Thirteenth Amendment had abolished slavery in 1865, while the Fourteenth settled the question of the citizenship of freed, American-born former slaves.
Previous Supreme Court decisions, like Dred Scott v Sandford in 1857, had decided that African Americans could never be US citizens. The Fourteenth Amendment overrode that.
In 1898, the US Supreme Court affirmed that birthright citizenship applies to the children of immigrants in the case of Wong Kim Ark v United States. Wong was a 24-year-old child of Chinese immigrants who was born in the US, but denied re-entry when he returned from a visit to China. Wong successfully argued that because he was born in the US, his parent’s immigration status did not impact the application of the Fourteenth Amendment.
“Wong Kim Ark vs United States affirmed that regardless of race or the immigration status of one’s parents, all persons born in the United States were entitled to all of the rights that citizenship offered,” writes Erika Lee , director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. “The court has not re-examined this issue since then.” 3) Can Trump end birthright citizenship by executive order?
Most legal scholars agree that President Trump cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.
“He’s doing something that’s going to upset a lot of people, but ultimately this will be decided by the courts,” says Saikrishna Prakash, a constitutional expert and University of Virginia Law School professor. “This is not something he can decide on his own.”
Mr Prakash says that while the president can order the employees of federal agencies to interpret citizenship more narrowly – agents with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for example – that will inevitably invite legal challenges from people whose citizenship is being denied.
That could lead to a lengthy court battle that could ultimately wind up at the US Supreme Court. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A presidential executive order could direct federal offices to interpret citizenship a certain way
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan was blunt in rejecting the president’s claim he could act unilaterally.
“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” he told Kentucky radio station WVLK.
However, Martha S Jones, author of Birthright Citizens, wrote on Twitter that the Supreme Court has not directly addressed whether or not the children of non-citizens or undocumented immigrants should automatically become citizens at birth.
“SCOTUS could distinguish from Wong Kim Ark on the facts,” Jones writes. “Wong’s parents were authorized or we might say legal immigrants. Their presence in the US was authorized.”
Mr Prakash agrees.
“People who are on a tourist visa or here without permission… their children are automatically given birthright citizenship,” he says. “That’s the way it’s been read in modern times even though there’s been no definitive Supreme Court pronouncement on that.”
A constitutional amendment could do away with birthright citizenship, but that would require a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. 4) Any politics at play here?
Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington
Donald Trump’s decision to once again push for an end to birthright citizenship – which he now says can be done with a stroke of his presidential pen – should be seen in the context of next week’s mid-term elections.
As with the White House announcement of more than 5,000 troops dispatched to the US border, this appears to be another effort to focus American attention on the immigration issue.
Mr Trump made a hard-line immigration stance a central part of his 2016 presidential campaign and views it as one of the reasons he prevailed.
Now, in the electoral home stretch that could determine the success of the final two years of his presidential term, Mr Trump is reaching again for a familiar handhold.
A poll conducted in 2017 shows a majority of the public supported birthright citizenship, including for undocumented migrants, but 30% were opposed.
Even if those numbers haven’t changed, convincing that third of the American public that the president is fighting for them – and could get what they want if Republicans hold the Congress – might be enough to tip the balance the president’s way in key races next Tuesday.
“This has nothing to do with elections,” Mr Trump said in a recent interview. The timing of these efforts, however, is hard to ignore. 5) Do other countries have birthright citizenship?
In his remarks to Axios, Trump falsely claimed that the United States is the only country that has birthright citizenship.
In fact, more than 33 countries – including Canada, Mexico, Malaysia and Lesotho – practise automatic “jus soli”, or “right of the soil”.
No nation in Europe or East Asia has birthright citizenship, although in the UK citizenship is automatically granted if one parent is a citizen or permanent resident. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Londoners attempt to answer real UK citizenship questions
The United States is also not the only country where the practice has come under fire.
In August, delegates at the national convention for Canada’s centre-right federal Conservatives voted to end birthright citizenship for children unless one parent is either Canadian or a permanent resident.
Following the vote by the grassroots, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said the party would look into developing a more targeted policy addressing the issue of so-called “birth tourism”, a term used to describe when a pregnant non-Canadian comes to the country specifically to give birth and ensure her child citizenship. 6) Who uses birthright citizenship?
According to the Pew Research Center , there were 275,000 babies born to unauthorised immigrant parents in 2014, and 4.7 million US-born children under the age of 18 living with at least one parent who is undocumented.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, births to unauthorised immigrant parents steadily rose before peaking in 2006, and have declined since then. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bangladeshi immigrant Khadijatul Rahman, 29, holds her baby boy Zavyaan, 2 weeks, after becoming a US citizen in a naturalisation ceremony
Although Pew does not have exact numbers on the countries of origin of these parents, Mark Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography, says that three-quarters of unauthorised immigrants in the US are from countries in Latin America.
“Hispanics will make up the majority of these children born to unauthorized immigrant parents,” he says.
However, he adds that since we do not know how Mr Trump might write his executive order, the children of visa-holders or other temporary residents may also be impacted.
Reporting by Jessica Lussenhop
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The 100 greatest foreign-language films – BBC News

– Foreign-language masterpieces you may not know
From the perspective of an English-language website, that’s an accurate description – but equally, as an internationally-focused one, we’re happy to acknowledge that, depending on who you are, many of these films won’t be in a language that’s foreign to you.
And as the poll exists to salute the extraordinary diversity and richness of films from all around the world, we wanted to ensure that its voters were from all around the world, too. The 209 critics who took part are from 43 different countries and speak a total of 41 languages – a range that sets our poll apart from any other.
The result: 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. French can claim to be the international language of acclaimed cinema: 27 of the highest-rated films were in French, followed by 12 in Mandarin, and 11 each in Italian and Japanese. At the other end of the scale, several languages were represented by just one film, such as Belarusian (Come and See), Romanian (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), and Wolof (Touki Bouki).
If there’s anything disappointing about the final list, it’s the paucity of films directed or co-directed by women . There are just four out of 100. But we made sure to contact as many female critics as male ones; of those who responded, 94 (45 per cent) were women.
One statistic we noted was that a quarter of the films on our list were East Asian: that is, 25 of them were made in Japan (11), China (6), Taiwan (4), Hong Kong (3) or South Korea (1). And the winning film, Seven Samurai , by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, was loved by critics everywhere – everywhere, that is, except for Japan. The six Japanese critics who voted didn’t go for a single Kurosawa film between them.
But it’s clear that culture isn’t bound by borders, and language needn’t be a barrier to enjoying great film-making. While the cinema of an individual nation is inevitably tied to its unique identity and history, the language of film is universal.
One more thing: the purpose of every BBC Culture film poll has always been to generate debate as well as encourage discovery. And we are aware that no list can be either definitive or please everyone – so get in touch using the hashtag #WorldFilm100 and let us know what’s missing. And look out for more BBC Culture features on the greatest in world cinema in the weeks to come.
100. Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos, 1988) 99. Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda, 1958) 98. In the Heat of the Sun (Jiang Wen, 1994) 97. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997) 96. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) 95. Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955) 94. Where Is the Friend’s Home? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987) 93. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991) 92. Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, 1973) 91. Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955) 90. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959) 89. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 88. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939) 87. The Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957) 86. La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962) 85. Umberto D (Vittorio de Sica, 1952) 84. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972) 83. La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954) 82. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) 81. Celine and Julie go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974) 80. The Young and the Damned (Luis Buñuel, 1950) 79. Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) 78. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) 77. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) 76. Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001) 75. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967) 74. Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) 73. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929) 72. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) 71. Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, 1997) 70. L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) 69. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012) 68. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) 67. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962) 66. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) 65. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) 64. Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993) 63. Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu, 1948) 62. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973) 61. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 60. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963) 59. Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985) 58. The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1953) 57. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) 56. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) 55. Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962) 54. Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994) 53. Late Spring (Yasujirô Ozu, 1949) 52. Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) 51. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964) 50. L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934) 49. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) 48. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961) 47. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007) 46. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) 45. L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) 44. Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962) 43. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999) 42. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, 2002) 41. To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994) 40. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966) 39. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) 38. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991) 37. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) 36. La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937) 35. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963) 34. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987) 33. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) 32. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999) 31. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) 30. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 29. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003) 28. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982) 27. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973) 26. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988) 25. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000) 24. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei M Eisenstein, 1925) 23. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) 22. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) 21. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011) 20. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974) 19. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) 18. A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989) 17. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972) 16. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)15. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955) 14. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (Chantal Akerman, 1975) 13. M (Fritz Lang, 1931) 12. Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993) 11. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) 10. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960) 9. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) 8. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959) 7. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963) 6. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) 5. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939) 4. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) 3. Tokyo Story (Yasujirô Ozu, 1953) 2. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948) 1. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
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Migrant caravan stops in Mexico same day Mattis says US military is deploying resources to border

Migrant caravan stops in Mexico same day Mattis says US military is deploying resources to border FOX News 4 hrs ago Zoe Szathmary Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Son of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting witness: The sounds were ‘unmistakable’ Zac Weiss, whose father was inside the Tree of Life Synagogue during the deadly attack in Pittsburgh on Saturday, joins Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist and describes the scene when gunfire rang out. “The first initial sound was described as a car crash … but the next multiple sounds were – they were unmistakable,” he says. TODAY Shooting believed to be deadliest US attack on Jews CNN’s Victor Blackwell discusses the impact the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting had on the Pittsburgh community with Megan Guza, a staff writer for “The Pittsburgh Tribune Review.” CNN Pittsburgh Mayor to Trump: Guns in synagogues aren’t the answer Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joins Meet the Press a day after a deadly synagogue shooting killed 11. NBC News 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO US military deploying resources to border as caravan approaches, Mattis says FOX News See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Son of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting witness: The sounds were ‘unmistakable’ TODAY 3:21 Shooting believed to be deadliest US attack on Jews CNN 3:45 Pittsburgh Mayor to Trump: Guns in synagogues aren’t the answer NBC News 5:16 Israeli PM: The entire people of Israel grieve CNN 1:46 Trump: This attack is an assault on all of us CNN 2:33 Synagogue shooting suspect targeted Jews online CNN 2:13 Multiple Casualties Confirmed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Time 1:40 Pittsburgh official: Synagogue crime scene is ‘one of the worst I’ve seen’ NBC News 10:35 Migrants reject Mexico offer, press on to U.S. Reuters 0:36 Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes near stadium Reuters 1:06 Woman warned Twitter about bomb suspect CNN 2:45 Is there a moral vacuum left by Trump, compared to other presidents? MSNBC 4:53 Federal charges for package bomb suspect Reuters – US Video Online 1:57 Video of mail bomb suspect in custody, handcuffed Associated Press 0:22 Khashoggi fiancée rejects Trump’s U.S. invitation NBC News 1:55 Nor’easter Storm Batters Coast of New Jersey Storyful 0:47 UP NEXT A caravan of Central American migrants attempting to reach the U.S. border took a break on Sunday, stopping in Tapanatepec, Mexico.
The news came the same day that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced that the military has already begun delivering countermeasures to the southern border.
The Pentagon has sent jersey barriers in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, and full details of the number of troops to be deployed as well as their roles should be announced Sunday night, he told reporters.
During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen vowed that the caravan “is not getting in.”
© Provided by Fox News Network LLC “There’s a legal way to enter this country,” she said. “Those who choose to enter illegally will be stopped. We are working with our partners in Mexico. They have taken unprecedented efforts within their territory to ensure an orderly flow and that those who have no legal right to be there are removed. We intend to do the same.”
Nielsen soon addressed the convoy itself.
“My general message to this caravan is: Do not come,” Nielsen said. “You will not be allowed in. … There is a right way to immigrate to the United States,” she continued, “and this is not it.”
The caravan, which has included as many as 7,200 people and is currently approximately 1,000 miles from the closest border crossing with the U.S., has become a major issue with less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The group has traversed about 30 miles per day since forming in Honduras, with many members saying they are fleeing the violence and widespread poverty there.
On Saturday, an arm of the Mexican federal government for the first time seemed to be directly helping the migrants advance: Grupo Beta, Mexico’s migrant protection agency, gave rides to stragglers and passed out water.
US MILITARY DEPLOYING RESOURCES TO BORDER AS CARAVAN APPROACHES, MEXICO SAYS
Other agencies have periodically tried to impede or erode the mass migration, whose progress has led President Trump to threaten action against Mexico. Earlier Saturday, more than 100 federal police dressed in riot gear blocked a highway before dawn to encourage the migrants to apply for refugee status in Mexico rather than continuing the journey north.
Police let the caravan proceed after representatives from Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission convinced them that a rural stretch of highway without shade, toilets or water was no place for migrants to entertain an offer of asylum.
The Mexican government says more than 1,700 people in the caravan have applied for asylum and that other people have gone home, Reuters reported Saturday. Honduras, according to the report, says that 4,500 Honduran citizens trying to leave have recently come back to the Central American country.
On Thursday, Trump directly addressed the caravan members on Twitter.
“To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally,” he wrote.
He added, “Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!”

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‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election

Made in NYC Stock quotes by finanzen.net ‘There is nothing at all to worry about’: Fox News host Shep Smith says the migrant caravan hysteria is actually about the midterm election Oct. 29, 2018, 5:46 PM Shep Smith dismissed hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north on Fox News Monday. Fox News Fox News anchor Shep Smith stressed during his show Monday that the migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is nothing to worry about. The caravan is around two months away from the southern border of the United States, and may not make it there. In a 30-second clip, Smith said the hysteria stirred up over it is because the midterms are approaching. His remarks are yet another break between him and the Trump-supporting opinion side of Fox News. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith broke from his coworkers on the opinion side of the company to stress that the political hysteria about the migrant caravan making its way north through Mexico is nothing to worry about. “There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about,” he said during his show on Monday. The Trump administration, late-night opinion hosts on Fox News , and Fox News guests have been giving a daily drumbeat of stark warnings about the caravan, often with unfounded claims . On Monday, for example, a Fox News guest said — without evidence — that people travelling on the caravan may have leprosy . But Smith said that the caravan is at least two months from reaching the southern border of the United States, if they even decided to go there. He said the conversation about it only exists because of the approaching midterm elections on November 6. “Tomorrow, the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are almost two months away, if any of them actually come here,” he said. “But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.” Smith reminded his viewers of the caravan that left Central America in April, only to cause a ripple in the national conversation in May . “When they did this to us — got us all riled up in April, remember? — the result was 14 arrests,” he said. “We’re America. We can handle it.” Smith has occasionally broken off from his fellow hosts on the opinion side of Fox News, all of whom are staunch supporters of Trump. In June, he said the administration was “lying” about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr. And in November 2017, he picked apart a conspiracy theory Fox News host Sean Hannity pushed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Russian energy company.

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Suspicious Packages New suspicious package addressed to CNN discovered at Atlanta post office Law enforcement officials told NBC News the latest package is similar in appearance to the ones allegedly sent by Cesar Sayoc, who is accused of mailing more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Trump. Oct. 29, 2018 03:43 Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 29, 2018 / 2:36 PM GMT / Updated Oct. 29, 2018 / 6:51 PM GMT By Pete Williams, Jonathan Dienst and David K. Li Another suspicious package was sent to CNN — the third mailed to the network in a week — and intercepted at an Atlanta post office, officials said on Monday. A U.S. Post Office at 400 Pryor Street SW was evacuated shortly after calls came to local police at 9:30 a.m., officials said. The bomb squads of both the FBI and Atlanta police rushed to the scene, which is about 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters in Atlanta, according to federal officials. The piece of mail was removed, rendered safe and sent to the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, authorities said. An FBI spokesman on Monday morning declined to speculate if this package could be the work of suspect Cesar Sayoc. But hours later, the FBI confirmed this latest Atlanta package is “similar in appearance to” one addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan and another to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, both sent to CNN’s offices in New York Federal authorities in Florida on Friday arrested Sayoc , 56, and accused him of sending more that a dozen pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump’s, including to CNN. It’s feared Sayoc might have sent a package as late as Thursday, just a day before his arrest, sources told NBC News. Sayoc had a list of more than 100 possible targets, including political figures, journalists and entertainers, law enforcement sources said. Officials are working to contact everyone on that list. CNN chief Jeff Zucker sent the announcement to staff and sought to quell any fears felt by network employees at the Atlanta headquarters or bureaus. “This morning another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office,” he said in a statement. “There is no imminent danger to the CNN Center. All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the CNN Center even if it hadn’t been intercepted first. Our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more,” Zucker said in the statement. Pete Williams Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, based in Washington. Jonathan Dienst Jonathan Dienst is a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York, leading its investigative reporting team and covering justice and law enforcement issues. David K. Li David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. He’s previously worked for The New York Post, Oakland Tribune and Los Angeles Herald Examiner. MORE FROM news

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October Ratings: CNN Wipes Out, MSNBC Sheds 20% of Younger Viewers

October Ratings: CNN Wipes Out, MSNBC Sheds 20% of Younger Viewers

October Ratings: CNN Wipes Out, MSNBC Sheds 20% of Younger Viewers AP/Kostas Tsironis: Edit: BNN 30 Oct 2018 The far-left CNN was wiped out in the ratings throughout all of October, despite this being one of the biggest news months in recent memory.
With fewer than one million total average primetime viewers — 931,000 to be precise — Fox News more than tripled CNN with 2.829 million total average primetime viewers.
In fact, in total primetime viewers, Fox News trounced CNN and MSNBC combined.
Fox: 2.829 million
MSNBC: 1.575 million
CNN: 931,00.
During primetime, CNN lost to HGTV, USA, and the Hallmark Channel.
Things were not much better in total day viewers.
CNN was only able to attract an average of 689,000 total day viewers.
With an average of 1.685 million total day viewers, Fox News nearly beat the very-fake-news CNN by a million average viewers.
MSNBC attracted an average of 909,000.
In this total day metric, CNN lost to the Hallmark Channel and Nickelodeon.
What is extraordinary is just how repelled America is by CNN, which used to be the place where everyone went during big news stories.
October was a month filled with mammoth news. The first week was dominated by the bitter confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. This was quickly followed by all-consuming news cycles involving Hurricane Michael, the likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the migrant caravan, the mail bomber, and the massacre at the Pittsburgh synagogue.
And even as those particular news cycles started to deflate, hanging over everything has been the upcoming midterm elections, which have only become a more interesting horse race as the momentum see-saws throughout the month.
Nevertheless, despite all of this news-manna from heaven, CNN could not average even one million primetime viewers. That is truly remarkable.
Even more remarkable is that things are so bad for CNN, the left-wing cable channel actually lost viewers in a few crucial metrics.
When compared to last year, Fox News exploded its total primetime viewership by 25 percent and its total day viewership by a full 16 percent.
CNN, however, lost five percent of its total day viewers and only grew its already anemic primetime viewership by a measly one percent.
In the advertiser covered 25-54 age demo, Fox News jumped 16 percent during primetime and three percent in total day, while CNN took a swan dive by double digits — a loss of eleven percent of its demo viewers during primetime and 16 percent in total day.
In this particular metric, the news was somehow worse for MSNBC. In the all-important 25-54 age demo, MSNBC actually managed to lose to CNN during primetime. Overall, MSNBC lost 19 percent of its primetime demo viewers and 20 percent of its total day demo viewers.
With both MSNBC and CNN shedding younger viewers by double digits, and Fox News increasing its younger primetime viewers by double digits (16 percent), it would appear as though America’s youth is finally growing tired of all the mindless Trump bashing and race baiting.
Finally, for the first time in a long time, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow failed to rank among the top five cable news shows. In fact, all five of those slots were filled by Fox shows.
And if past is prologue, when the more detailed data come out later this week, not a single CNN show will manage to rank in the top 20 or 25.
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Global hunger for soybeans ‘destroying Brazil’s Cerrado savanna’ – BBC News

Video Global hunger for soybeans ‘destroying Brazil’s Cerrado savanna’ The Cerrado savanna is an area in Brazil the same size as Western Europe.
It’s one of the most biodiverse places in world – 40% of animal and plant species there can be found nowhere else on the planet.
A report by the WWF says it is being burned and cleared at speed, with the deforestation largely driven by demand for land to grow soybeans. These are mainly exported to feed livestock, such as pigs and chickens, for consumption around the world.
WWF says an area the size of Greater London disappeared every two months between 2013 and 2015, making the Cerrado one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.
The BBC’s Adina Campbell travelled to the area and found land in flames and a family forced from their home.
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Are we wrong to assume fish can’t feel pain? | News

I have cast my rod into the tidal current flowing around Montauk Point in New York and my lure is chugging across the surface when a bluefish swirls and fails to grab it. There is a heavier swirl. On a third appearance, the fish grabs. The hook pierces. The fish swims one way and abruptly changes direction. It darts deep. Comes up. The fish is struggling. I have never seen a free-swimming fish leap and wriggle as if to dislodge something. But this fish suddenly bursts through the surface, shaking its head energetically. It works. My lure goes flying. The line goes slack. The fish vanishes; escaped.
Was that fish feeling pain? Fear? If a sociopath is someone who disregards the pain of others, and if someone who ignores evidence is in denial, what does that make me? Such questions plague me. I cast again.
The impression that fish are insensate, short of memory and, therefore, can be caught, killed and eaten without guilt, is being revisited. Angling, the so-called “gentle art”, derives enjoyment from the struggles of its quarry. Up to 2.7tn wild fish are caught worldwide every year ; a third of which are ground into feed for chickens, pigs and other fish. The ethics of all this depend on what fish do or do not experience. It is a question dividing the science community; forced to reassess in light of new evidence.
Their battle rages. In 2016, the journal Animal Sentience published Australian neuroscientist Brian Key’s essay Why Fish Do Not Feel Pain . Key had earlier written that “it doesn’t feel like anything to be a fish”. Now he argued thus: mammals feel things, and only mammal brains have a structure called the neocortex; ergo fish, lacking a neocortex, feel nothing.
But that is like saying that because we travel using legs, then fish, who have no legs, cannot travel. Key’s essay triggered more than three dozen opposing scientific responses, pressing new evidence that fish are aware; of pain, of anxiety, of pleasures.
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Mine was first among the responses. I have devoted my career to conservation and to fish as wild animals. When I was a child on Long Island, I would hear toadfish croaking through the thin hull of my aluminum rowboat. Sea-robins have often grunted when I have caught one. To human sensibilities, their grunts do not sound like growling, or screaming – but what if they are just that? Even when we hear them, we don’t hear them. When you are a fish, no one can hear you scream.
Fish have honed their skills for hundreds of millions of years; humans are just making their acquaintance. Research has shown that various fish show long-term memory, social bonding, parenting, learned traditions, tool use, and even inter-species cooperation. Compared to those, pain and fear are primitive and basic.
Although aquatic farms in a handful of countries, including the UK and Norway, must follow humane slaughter guidelines, there are no standards for considering the tens of thousands of wild fish caught every second. In an essay titled Fish Intelligence, Sentience and Ethics, the Australian researcher Culum Brown suggests that the sheer scale of the global fishing industry makes the idea of legislating for the humane treatment of fish “too daunting to consider”.
But I do not have that excuse. Trying to catch just one wild fish, I have time to consider all the implications.
A sking whether fish suffer means asking whether fish possess the ability to feel at all. Brains offer only circumstantial evidence. Even behaviour can mislead. Yes, my fish jerked from the hook’s jab, but that could be merely reflexive. Yet by examining fish brains and behaviours, then comparing them to a species universally acknowledged to feel pain and pleasure – humans – we can look for clues.
Fish were ancestors to all other vertebrates; their brains were the template for our own brains’ evolution. Lynne Sneddon, director of bioveterinary science at Liverpool University, was the first scientist to discover that fish possess nerves known to convey pain. In 2002, she identified in fish the same nerve types that, in humans, detect painful stimuli. We call such nerves “pain receptors”. Sneddon showed that pinching and pricking fish activates these nerve fibres. “My research has shown that fish have a strikingly similar neuronal system to mammals,” she told me, adding that until 2002, “it was generally believed fish did not have feelings”. Nerves are not proof that fish experience pain – but Sneddon showed that fish have the necessary hardware.
The software to match this comes in the form of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Mammals and fish share many identical neurotransmitters including dopamine and serotonin. In humans these are involved in pain, hunger, thirst and fear, and include opiate-like chemicals that reduce pain.
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Putting the hardware and software together and watching behaviour in experiments creates strong evidence. When Sneddon’s team gave trout an injection of acetic acid or bee venom – both of which cause pain in humans – the fish began breathing faster and rubbed the injection site on gravel. “Stimuli that would cause pain to us also affect fish,” said Sneddon. “When humans are in pain, we do other tasks less well. Fish consumed by pain do not respond to fear-causing situations and do not show normal anti-predator behaviour.” Yet when Sneddon’s team administered drugs such as aspirin, lidocaine and morphine, the drugs made the pain symptoms disappear. “If fish did not experience pain,” Sneddon pointed out, “then analgesic drugs would have no effect.”
In other experiments, zebrafish injected with pain-inducers swam to a normally avoided barren, brightly lit chamber of their tank if a painkiller was added there. With no painkiller to swim to, the zebrafish remained in a chamber of their tank that had hiding places and low light. When I asked Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows , for his take on their behavioural choices, he said: “This shows that fish will incur risk to get pain relief.”
‘H ow could they not feel?” fumed famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle indignantly when we spoke. “Fish have had a few hundred million years to figure things out. We’re newcomers. I find it astonishing that many people seem shocked at the idea that fish feel. The way I see it, some people have wondrous fish-like characteristics – they can think and feel!”
Fish sometimes recognise particular divers or keepers and approach them to be stroked. Earle calls groupers “Labrador retrievers of the sea”. Her daughter, Liz Taylor, now president of submarine maker DOER Marine, added that at San Francisco’s Steinhart Aquarium, “Ulysses the giant grouper would lay on his side and open his huge mouth to be petted – by certain people. He distinctly disliked some people and would blast them with water. One woman got soaked repeatedly and refused to even pass his pool. She swore ‘he knew’ she was coming. I always got a warm welcome, with eye contact. Such a good fish.”
Seafood sustainability expert Shelley Dearhart recalled “a huge grouper at the Bermuda Aquarium who would squirt water at anyone on the dock if they did not give his head a little rub – no food involved.” She showed me photos of herself obliging his desire for a rub. Pleasure; it implies a capacity for pain.
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When we ask if they can feel what a human feels, we imply that that is the best a fish might aspire to. But as Earle said, fish “have senses we humans can only dream about. Try to imagine having taste buds all along your body. Or the ability to sense the electricity of a hiding fish. Or eyes of a deep sea shark.” Many fish see four major colours; humans only see three. Some see polarised light, some see ultraviolet. Some, such as flounders, move their eyes independently, processing two image fields. Archerfish and “ four-eyed fish ” see above and below water simultaneously, processing four images. Groupers and others signal with changing skin-colour patterns.
The long-held myth that a fish is a naturally unintelligent animal, with no memory, has no basis in research. Bob Wicklund, marine expert and author of Eyes in the Sea, told me he calls the Nassau grouper the “Einstein of the reef”. He has watched a grouper using its tail to wash bait to the edge of a fish trap where they could take a bite. Each bite pushed the bait back to the centre of the trap, whereupon the grouper repeatedly “swept” it back into reach.
Some fish learn by watching. Archerfish squirt water at bugs on leaves overhanging water. When naive archerfish watch fish already skilled at hitting moving targets, they more often hit their target on their first attempt, compared to those who never observed others hunt. How does one explain that unless fish can hold a mental image in their mind’s eye?
Some wrasses use rocks to bash urchins open. Such work cannot be reflexive. They must know when they have accomplished their mission.
Shelley Dearhart, who had bonded with a grouper, also worked at the South Carolina Aquarium, where “a huge, incredibly old cobia – apparently blind – would rest on the bottom of our largest tank,” she says. “At feeding time, a smaller, younger cobia would venture down and nudge the older one up to the surface to feed. They would swim in tandem until feeding time ended. Then the younger fish would take the older one back to the bottom. It happened daily. Seeing a relationship between two fish gave me an entirely new appreciation for the complexity of their world.”
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Twenty metres deep off Cuba in 2017, I was amazed to watch several Nassau groupers closely attending two moray eels flowing in and out of coral crevices. They moved together, the eels actively hunting, the groupers expecting that a prey fish might flee its cover so they might grab it. The groupers certainly seemed to understand what they were doing, with the goal in mind.
More impressively, researchers in the Red Sea in 2002 and 2004 watched groupers and morays hunting cooperatively on numerous occasions. After one grouper chased a fish into a crevice, the grouper swam 15 metres to a cave, fetched a moray back to the hiding prey, then used posture to indicate the hiding fish. Such communication is so rarified that before this study only ravens, chimpanzees and humans were known to use “referential gesturing”. It indicates that a grouper knows that a moray, too, can know. That is “theory of mind”, and it is a big deal. Flexibile behaviour shows understanding, reflecting conscious awareness. Biologists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland wrote that groupers “perform at an ape-like level”. (But groupers came first, so we could say that apes perform at a grouper-like level.) Behavioural flexibility is the strongest evidence that – however their brains accomplish it – being a fish certainly feels like something.

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Fox News Channel beats MSNBC, CNN combined in October viewership

Media Published 18 hours ago Fox News Channel beats MSNBC, CNN combined in October viewership By Brian Flood | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email
“Hannity” was the most-watched cable news program for the seventh consecutive month during Oct. 2018.
Fox News Channel crushed MSNBC and CNN yet again during the busy news month of October, topping both networks combined among total viewers.
FNC averaged 1.7 million total viewers to finish as the most-watched basic cable network for the 28th straight month. Rupert Murdoch’s cable news network also topped all of basic cable during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET for the fifth consecutive month despite heavy competition from Major League Baseball playoffs and other major sporting events, such as NFL and NBA games.
Fox News averaged 2.8 million primetime viewers as ESPN averaged 2.7 million and TBS picked up 2.5 million to round out the top three. MSNBC finished fourth, averaging 1.5 million primetime viewers and CNN finished a dismal ninth while failing to crack the one-million viewer plateau and finishing behind networks such as Hallmark Channel and HGTV.
In the total day category, only Fox News averaged more than 1 million viewers with ESPN, MSNBC, Nickelodeon and TBS rounding out the top five. CNN averaged 689,000 viewers as its audience continues to shrink – dropping five percent compared to the same week last year while both FNC and MSNBC gained viewers.
FNC was up across the board compared to last year, with the biggest increase being a whopping 25 percent gain in primetime. In addition to the five percent drop in total audience, CNN fell 16 percent in the key demo of adults age 25-54.
“Hannity” averaged 3.5 million viewers to finish the month as the most-watched program on cable news, followed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “The Ingraham Angle,” “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.” “Hannity” has now finished first for seven straight months. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” finished sixth, averaging 2.6 million viewers.
“Hannity” has dominated 2018, finishing No. 1 in all three quarters and nine of out of the 10 months among total viewers.
The most-watched CNN program on cable news among total viewers was “Cuomo Prime Time,” which finished No. 23 – behind 14 Fox News and eight MSNBC programs.
Among the key demo, Fox News had nine of the 10 most-watched cable news programs with “Maddow” finishing seventh. This is the first month since Feb. 2017 that “Maddow” failed to crack the top five among both total viewers and the demo.
“FOX & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “Outnumbered,” “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner,” “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “The Ingraham Angle” all beat their timeslot competition on MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers. During the month of Oct., “America’s Newsroom,” “Outnumbered,” “The Five” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” also beat MSNBC and CNN combined in the demo.
In addition, Howie Kurtz’s “MediaBuzz” crushed CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” with the FNC media program averaging 1.5 million viewers compared to 767,000.
All ratings info courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.
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Christian News Site ‘LifeSite’ Blacklisted by Web Host Drew Angerer/Getty Images 29 Oct 2018 LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline.
“LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement , Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.”
“Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the ordeal and expense of moving server companies,” the news outlet continued. “We also intend to fight these attacks, which will carry significant legal costs.”
In an update made following the original statement, LifeSite added, “Our web developer was up all night implementing temporary measures to keep our site online even if our current web-hosting company followed through on its threat to shut down our services. We are extremely grateful for his hard work on a Saturday night. However, this is only a temporary solution. We are currently looking for a web-hosting company that will not cave to threats of this kind.”
On its website , LifeSite describes itself as a “non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family,” launched by the pro-life Campaign Life Coalition in 1997, which “emphasizes the social worth of traditional Judeo-Christian principles but is also respectful of all authentic religions and cultures that esteem life, family and universal norms of morality.”
LifeSite was not the only website blacklisted by its web host this week, with free speech social network Gab losing its web host Joyent late on Saturday and being given until just Monday morning to migrate to another host.
On Saturday, Gab claimed the blacklisting could leave the social network offline for weeks, and as of writing, Gab is currently offline.
“As we transition to a new hosting provider Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time. We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online,” declared the social network in a statement. “Thank you and remember to speak freely.”
Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington , or like his page at Facebook .
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‘I never knew men could get breast cancer’ – BBC News

‘I never knew men could get breast cancer’ By Ashley Lime BBC Africa, Nairobi 30 October 2018 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Moses Musonga says the treatment can be extremely painful Moses Musonga never thought men could get breast cancer until he was diagnosed with the disease.
The 67-year-old Kenyan told the BBC that he was in profound shock when doctors told him in 2013 that he had stage-three breast cancer, turning his life upside down.
“I was in denial and wondered why such a disease, which is not male-oriented, had singled me out of millions of men in the world,” Mr Musonga said.
It all started with a painless lump in his right nipple that grew larger as time went by. Then came the nipple discharge and occasional chest pains.
Doctors kept on giving Mr Musonga, a father of five, painkillers to treat something they were unsure about.
And despite the fact that his breasts were unusually bigger than those of most men, Mr Musonga never thought it was anything to worry about.
He sought medical help when the skin on his right breast began to ulcerate. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption ‘I was in denial about male breast cancer’
Tests on a tissue sample confirmed that Mr Musonga had breast cancer.
“I hadn’t known that breast cancer affects men and therefore didn’t notice that what was affecting me was breast cancer,” he said.
Dr Sitna Mwanzi, a consultant medical oncologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital in the capital, Nairobi, said male breast cancer is not very common.
Her experience showed that for every 100 breast cancer patients, one will be male. Why do men get breast cancer? Image copyright Getty Images
Exact cause is unknown but risk of getting it increases because of: Genes and family history, including inheriting faulty versions of BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes Conditions that can increase the level of oestrogen in the body, including obesity, Klinefelter syndrome and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) Previous radiotherapy to the chest area
It is not certain if you can do anything to reduce your risk, but it may help if you: Eat a balanced diet Lose weight if you are overweight Avoid drinking too much alcohol
Source: UK’s National Health Service
About 6,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Kenya this year – making up 12.5% of all cancers in the country, according to Globocan 2008, which is part of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Across the whole of Africa, they expect about 170,000 cases.
Dr Mwanzi said women are more at risk for various reasons, including the fact that they have more oestrogen naturally than men.
“When you have an excess of oestrogen, it stimulates a formation of more breast tissue and with that some of the cells can become abnormal and lead to breast cancer,” she said. Image caption Dr Mwanzi says the chances of men getting breast cancer are extremely rare
Dr Mwanzi added that both men and women should keep an eye out for symptoms, especially a lump on the breast.
Other symptoms include changes in the skin on the breast and the nipple, bloodstained discharge from the nipple, and a change in the shape or size of one or both breasts.
Cancer also brings about weight loss, she added.
Dr Mwanzi said the main treatments for breast cancer were radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery and hormone therapy.
“Men should examine their breasts for lumps on a regular basis. They should be checking themselves very often,” she added.
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Global hunger for soybeans ‘destroying Brazil’s Cerrado savanna’ – BBC News

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The Cerrado savanna is an area in Brazil the same size as Western Europe.
It’s one of the most biodiverse places in world – 40% of animal and plant species there can be found nowhere else on the planet.
A report by the WWF says it is being burned and cleared at speed, with the deforestation largely driven by demand for land to grow soybeans. These are mainly exported to feed livestock, such as pigs and chickens, for consumption around the world.
WWF says an area the size of Greater London disappeared every two months between 2013 and 2015, making the Cerrado one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.
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Court acquits Christian woman on death row – BBC News

Share this with Whatsapp Image caption Asia Bibi’s case had been hugely divisive in religiously conservative Pakistan A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement. The landmark ruling has already set off protests by hardliners who support strong blasphemy laws. There was a heavy police presence at the Supreme Court in Islamabad as many feared violence could break out. People have also been gathering for protests against the verdict in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, and hundreds blocked a road between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Dawn newspaper reported. Chief Justice Saqib Nisarm, who read out the ruling, said Asia Bibi could walk free from jail in Sheikupura, near Lahore, immediately if not wanted in connection with any other case. She was not in court to hear the ruling, but reacted to the verdict from prison with apparent disbelief. “I can’t believe what I am hearing, will I go out now? Will they let me out, really?” AFP news agency quoted her as saying by phone. Christmas alone in a prison cell What was Asia Bibi accused of? The trial stems from an argument Asia Bibi, whose full name is Asia Noreen, had with a group of women in June 2009. They were harvesting fruit when a row broke out about a bucket of water. The women said that because she had used a cup, they could no longer touch it, as her faith had made it unclean. Prosecutors alleged that in the row which followed, the women said Asia Bibi should convert to Islam and that she made three offensive comments about the Prophet Muhammad in response. She was later beaten up at her home, during which her accusers say she confessed to blasphemy. She was arrested after a police investigation. Fallout to continue By Secunder Kermani, BBC News, Islamabad The court delivered its verdict quickly, no doubt aware of the sensitivity of the case and the danger of a violent reaction to it. Asia Bibi’s lawyer, closely flanked by a policeman, told me he was “happy” with the verdict, but also afraid for his and his client’s safety. Even after she is freed, the legacy of her case will continue. Shortly after her conviction a prominent politician, Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was murdered for speaking out in her support and calling for the blasphemy laws to be reformed. The killer – Mumtaz Qadri – was executed, but has become a cult hero with a large shrine dedicated to him on the outskirts of Islamabad. His supporters also created a political party – campaigning to preserve the blasphemy laws – which gathered around two million votes in this year’s general election. It’s the same party which many fear could be responsible for violent unrest in the coming days. What is blasphemy in Pakistan? Laws enacted by the British Raj in 1860 made it a crime to disturb a religious assembly, trespass on burial grounds, insult religious beliefs or intentionally destroy or defile a place or an object of worship, punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Several more clauses were added in the 1980s by Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Zia ul-Haq: 1980 – up to three years in jail for derogatory remarks against Islamic personages 1982 – life imprisonment for “wilful” desecration of the Koran 1986 – “death, or imprisonment for life” for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad What did the Supreme Court say? The judges said the prosecution had “categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt”. The case was based on flimsy evidence, they said, and proper procedures had not been followed. The alleged confession was delivered in front of a crowd “threatening to kill her”. The ruling heavily referenced the Koran and Islamic history. It ended with a quote from the Hadith, the collected sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, which calls for non-Muslims to be treated kindly. Why is this case so divisive? Islam is Pakistan’s national religion and underpins its legal system. Public support for the strict blasphemy laws is strong. Image copyright EPA Image caption There is widespread support for severe punishments for blasphemers in Pakistan Hardline politicians have often backed severe punishments, partly as a way of shoring up their support base. But critics say the laws have often been used to get revenge after personal disputes, and that convictions are based on thin evidence. The vast majority of those convicted are Muslims or members of the Ahmadi community, but since the 1990s, scores of Christians have been convicted. They make up just 1.6% of the population. No-one has ever been executed, but some people accused of the offence have been lynched or murdered. Asia Bibi, who was born in 1971 and has four children, was the first woman to be sentenced to death under the laws. Image copyright AFP Image caption Salman Taseer had taken up Asia Bibi’s cause and called for reform of the blasphemy laws Internationally, her conviction has been widely condemned as a breach of human rights. What happens now? There are fears that there could be a violent response to her acquittal. Image copyright AFP Image caption Asia Bibi’s husband and daughter say they fear for their safety in Pakistan As with her previous trials and appeals, large crowds gathered outside the court in Islamabad on Wednesday demanding her conviction be upheld and the execution carried out. She has been offered asylum by several countries and was expected to leave the country if acquitted. Her daughter, Eisham Ashiq, had previously told the AFP news agency that if she were released: “I will hug her and will cry meeting her and will thank God that he has got her released.” But the family said they feared for their safety and would likely have to leave Pakistan. More on this story

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Some truths about Trump’s birthright plan – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New American citizens wave American flags during a naturalisation ceremony President Donald Trump says he plans to end “birthright citizenship” in the US by executive order. Can he do that?
In an interview with Axios President Trump claimed that he was working on an end to birthright citizenship, the 150-year-old principle that says anyone born on US soil is an American citizen.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Mr Trump said. “You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
Mr Trump claimed that such an order is currently in the works, and not long after, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted : “I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.”
The president’s comments have ignited a furious debate about whether or not the president has the unilateral power to do such a thing, and whether the underlying premise – that birthright citizenship is exploited by undocumented immigrants – has any merit.
Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1868 1) What is ‘birthright citizenship’? The first sentence of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes the principle of “birthright citizenship”:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
Immigration hardliners argue that the policy is a “great magnet for illegal immigration”, and that it encourages undocumented pregnant women to cross the border in order to give birth, an act that has been pejoratively called “birth tourism” or having an “anchor baby”.
“The baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all those benefits. It’s ridiculous,” Mr Trump told Axios. “It has to end.”
A 2015 Pew Research Center study found that 60% of Americans opposed ending birthright citizenship, while 37% were in favour.
Why are Americans giving up their citizenship? 2) How did it come about? Image copyright US National Archives Image caption Wong Kim Ark was born in the US but denied re-entry after leaving The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868, after the close of the Civil War. The Thirteenth Amendment had abolished slavery in 1865, while the Fourteenth settled the question of the citizenship of freed, American-born former slaves.
Previous Supreme Court decisions, like Dred Scott v Sandford in 1857, had decided that African Americans could never be US citizens. The Fourteenth Amendment overrode that.
In 1898, the US Supreme Court affirmed that birthright citizenship applies to the children of immigrants in the case of Wong Kim Ark v United States. Wong was a 24-year-old child of Chinese immigrants who was born in the US, but denied re-entry when he returned from a visit to China. Wong successfully argued that because he was born in the US, his parent’s immigration status did not impact the application of the Fourteenth Amendment.
“Wong Kim Ark vs United States affirmed that regardless of race or the immigration status of one’s parents, all persons born in the United States were entitled to all of the rights that citizenship offered,” writes Erika Lee , director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. “The court has not re-examined this issue since then.”
3) Can Trump end birthright citizenship by executive order? Most legal scholars agree that President Trump cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.
“He’s doing something that’s going to upset a lot of people, but ultimately this will be decided by the courts,” says Saikrishna Prakash, a constitutional expert and University of Virginia Law School professor. “This is not something he can decide on his own.”
Mr Prakash says that while the president can order the employees of federal agencies to interpret citizenship more narrowly – agents with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for example – that will inevitably invite legal challenges from people whose citizenship is being denied.
That could lead to a lengthy court battle that could ultimately wind up at the US Supreme Court.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A presidential executive order could direct federal offices to interpret citizenship a certain way Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan was blunt in rejecting the president’s claim he could act unilaterally.
“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” he told Kentucky radio station WVLK.
However, Martha S Jones, author of Birthright Citizens, wrote on Twitter that the Supreme Court has not directly addressed whether or not the children of non-citizens or undocumented immigrants should automatically become citizens at birth.
“Scotus [Supreme Court of the United States] could distinguish from Wong Kim Ark on the facts,” Ms Jones writes.
“Wong’s parents were authorised or we might say legal immigrants. Their presence in the US was authorised.”
Mr Prakash agrees.
“People who are on a tourist visa or here without permission… their children are automatically given birthright citizenship,” he says. “That’s the way it’s been read in modern times even though there’s been no definitive Supreme Court pronouncement on that.”
A constitutional amendment could do away with birthright citizenship, but that would require a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and approval by three-fourths of US states.
4) Any politics at play here? Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington
Donald Trump’s decision to once again push for an end to birthright citizenship – which he now says can be done with a stroke of his presidential pen – should be seen in the context of next week’s mid-term elections.
As with the White House announcement of more than 5,000 troops dispatched to the US border, this appears to be another effort to focus American attention on the immigration issue.
Mr Trump made a hard-line immigration stance a central part of his 2016 presidential campaign and views it as one of the reasons he prevailed.
Now, in the electoral home stretch that could determine the success of the final two years of his presidential term, Mr Trump is reaching again for a familiar handhold.
A poll conducted in 2017 shows a majority of the public supported birthright citizenship, including for undocumented migrants, but 30% were opposed.
Even if those numbers haven’t changed, convincing that third of the American public that the president is fighting for them – and could get what they want if Republicans hold the Congress – might be enough to tip the balance the president’s way in key races next Tuesday.
“This has nothing to do with elections,” Mr Trump said in a recent interview.
The timing of these efforts, however, is hard to ignore.
5) Do other countries have birthright citizenship? In his remarks to Axios, Trump falsely claimed that the United States is the only country that has birthright citizenship.
In fact, more than 30 countries – including Canada, Mexico, Malaysia and Lesotho – practise automatic “jus soli”, or “right of the soil” without restriction.
Other countries, like the UK and Australia, allow for a modified version where citizenship is automatically granted if one parent is a citizen or permanent resident.
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Londoners attempt to answer real UK citizenship questions The United States is also not the only country where the practice has come under fire.
In August, delegates at the national convention for Canada’s centre-right federal Conservatives voted to end birthright citizenship for children unless one parent is either Canadian or a permanent resident.
Following the vote by the grassroots, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said the party would look into developing a more targeted policy addressing the issue of so-called “birth tourism”, a term used to describe when a pregnant non-Canadian comes to the country specifically to give birth and ensure her child citizenship.
6) Who uses birthright citizenship? According to the Pew Research Center , there were 275,000 babies born to unauthorised immigrant parents in 2014, and 4.7 million US-born children under the age of 18 living with at least one parent who is undocumented.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, births to unauthorised immigrant parents steadily rose before peaking in 2006, and have declined since then.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bangladeshi immigrant Khadijatul Rahman, 29, holds her baby boy Zavyaan, 2 weeks, after becoming a US citizen in a naturalisation ceremony Although Pew does not have exact numbers on the countries of origin of these parents, Mark Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography, says that three-quarters of unauthorised immigrants in the US are from countries in Latin America.
“Hispanics will make up the majority of these children born to unauthorized immigrant parents,” he says.
However, he adds that since we do not know how Mr Trump might write his executive order, the children of visa-holders or other temporary residents may also be impacted.
Reporting by Jessica Lussenhop

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