Authorities say two drones interfered with surveillance operation Sunday morning at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest site.
Police say they encountered two instances of drones flying at helicopters in a threatening manner. A sheriff on board repots [sic] people on board were "in fear of their lives."
Around 11 a.m., a release from the Morton County Sheriff's Office says a drone was flying directly above officers. Police say that's in violation of FCC rules.
Officers then fired less-lethal ammunition at the drone. The release says the drone operator then landed it.
Police say two drone operators have been charged during the protests. Myron Dewey was charged with stalking. Aaron Turgeon has been charged with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony. Police say Turgeon flew a drone at a Highway Patrol plane.
[Tolo News] The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Sunday they have tossed in the clink Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! a Mullah in Kabul ...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either.... who is suspected of helping another Mullah in the kidnapping of two maidens of tender years.
The two girls were kidnapped two weeks, but security forces managed to rescue them.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system... the families of the kidnapped girls have called on government to arrest and prosecute the kidnappers.
Mullah Gulbuddin, the suspected kidnapper who was arrested, has reportedly confessed that he kidnapped five girls in the past and moved them to Khost district in Baghlan province.
He reportedly claims to have married two of them and gave three others to relatives in exchange for money. Three of his relatives allegedly each married a girl.
According to the families of the victims, the Mullah had been teaching the girls the Koran.
Mullah Gulbuddin was busy selling the girls each for 200,000 Afs when arrested by security forces.
There are 70 Afghan Afghani to one US dollar, according to the internet, so that's $2,857. A reasonable sum for a wife, one assumes...except for the kidnapping, of course.
[Iran Press TV] Venezuela's National Assembly has vowed to prosecute Nicolas Maduro for what it described as "violating democracy" after electoral officials suspended a recall referendum campaign that opposition parties had mounted against the South American country’s leader.
"It is a political and legal trial against President Nicolas Maduro to see what responsibility he has in the constitutional rupture that has broken democracy, human rights ...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions... , and the future of the country," opposition politician Julio Borges said during a special congressional session on Sunday.
The National Electoral Council announced in a statement late on October 20 that it was putting a stop to the opposition-driven plebiscite against 53-year-old Maduro after four state courts called the signature-gathering process fraudulent.
The measure put an end to the opposition movement’s bid to end 17 years of socialist rule in Venezuela.
The government’s adversaries argue that the suspension of their effort to stage a plebiscite against Maduro shows that Venezuela has abandoned democracy.
Last week, the electoral council stated that a recall vote against Maduro could not take place this year, and that "the event could be held in the middle of the first quarter of 2017."
MIAMI (AP) -- A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned.
Heat players and coaches stood side-by-side for the anthem, all with their arms linked as has been their custom during the preseason. Many had their heads down as Lawrence sang, and the team released a statement saying it had no advance knowledge that she planned to kneel.
[GEO.TV] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam ...the political wing of the Pak Taliban... Fazl leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ... on Sunday said that the matter of Panama Leaks is in Supreme Court and coming to streets for protest is pointless.
The JUI-F leader was addressing a presser at Lahore, where he said that the current situation is not similar to October 12, 1999.
He said that when the matter of Panama leaks is in court then coming to streets to protest is similar to putting pressure on the apex court.
Fazlur Rehman also said that it's not a crime to save an elected prime minister.
When asked by a news hound if ’the umpire’s finger would be raised,’ the JUI-F chief replied that the talk of umpire’s finger should not be done, as this points to something dangerous.
He said that no one could derail a democratic government, adding that Islamabad would not be shut down.
The Supreme Court is to hear the matter related to Panama leaks on November 1.
The apex court had issued notices to all parties including the Prime Minister, as it began hearing five petitions regarding the Panama Papers which have overshadowed political landscape of the country for the last several months.
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[GEO.TV] Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday again accused Imran Khan ... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems... of using charity money in his offshore companies and said that those calling others thieves are also involved in thievery. I thought I'd never say this, but in comparison to American corruption the Paks are looking trivial.
The PML-N leader was talking to Geo News and said that Imran Khan is answerable for investing charity funds into off shore companies in Muscat and La Belle France.
Imran Khan is fighting a war for personal gains, said the defence minister.
He said that he demands the details of 70 crore rupees fund of Shaukat Khanum.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shouting match, a new, even louder, voice was to be heard... PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz said that no one is afraid of sit-ins and nothing would come out of it.
Hamza Shahbaz also called protests a move against the CPEC project and financial prosperity.
He in an apparent jibe at Imra Khan said that if the PTI chief wants to become a PM so badly he will send him a sherwani (traditional kind of formal dress) at Bani Gala.
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[Gulf Today] Philippine president Duterte appears to have changed his tune and clarified his controversial statement that "separation" did not mean that he was "severing" the nation's relations with the United States.
Duterte admitted it would not be in the best interest of the Philippines if he completely cut off ties with the U.S. in a statement late Friday night in his home town of Davao City following his four-day state visit to China.
Duterte said, "When you say severance of ties, you cut diplomatic relations," explaining that "separation" meant pursuing a major foreign policy shift in its relations with the U.S. and aimed at closer ties with other countries. He said, "I cannot do that. Why? It’s to the best interest of my country to maintain that relationship (with the US)."
For one thing, Duterte said, many Filipinos who have acquired American citizenship would surely protest if he severed ties with the U.S., adding, "Besides Filipinos are not ready to support such an option."
While in Beijing on Thursday, Duterte told an economic forum, "In this venue, I announce my separation from the United States both in the military...not social, but economics also."
Former secretary Albert del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs called Duterte's statement "unwise and incomprehensible."
“What is unfolding before us must be considered a national tragedy which does not need to happen," Del Rosario said in a statement.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.