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Japan likely to skip naval event after South Korea protests over flag Japan likely to skip naval event after South Korea protests over flag
- October 07, 2018

Navy ships from 15 nations are scheduled to gather on South Korea's Jeju Island next week - for an worldwide fleet review. It said the "Rising Sun" flag reminds South Koreans and some Asian neighbors of Japanese militarism before and during World War Two, when it was used by the Japanese Imperial Navy. (more...)
This Nobel Prize is dedicated for all the suffering women: Denis Mukwege This Nobel Prize is dedicated for all the suffering women: Denis Mukwege
- October 07, 2018

The Nobel committee said Murad had shown uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings. The Norwegian Nobel Committee termed Denis Mukwege as the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims while Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. (more...)
20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine, state police say 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine, state police say
- October 07, 2018

None of the names were released pending notification of the victims' families. It is unclear what caused the crash, but the National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate. Linda Riley of Schenectady, New York , says she was in a parked auto at the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie when she heard the noise. State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed state agencies to provide every resource necessary to ... (more...)
Donald Trump: Africans Love Melania Donald Trump: Africans Love Melania
- October 07, 2018

In Ghana, Mrs Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she donated hampers and teddy bears to the sick children and also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital. (more...)
Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says
- October 07, 2018

The French ministry said on Friday that Meng's family had not heard from him since September 25, and the French authorities said his wife had been placed under police protection after receiving threats. "We are always connected by hearts". French police were investigating what is officially termed in France a "worrying disappearance". The organisation went out of its way to say that its secretary general, not Meng, was responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency. (more...)
Ex-Pres. Lee Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison Ex-Pres. Lee Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
- October 07, 2018

Our Bae Joo-yon has more on the court verdict. In South Korea , a Seoul district court has sentenced former president Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement, among other charges. Of the 35 billion won prosecutors alleged Lee had embezzled, the court only acknowledged 24 billion won, citing a lack of evidence. It is reported by South Korean TV channel YTN. (more...)
Saudi crown prince dismisses Trump remarks about reliance on US Saudi crown prince dismisses Trump remarks about reliance on US
- October 07, 2018

His fiancée, however, rubbished that claim, pointing out that no-one had seen him - while a spokesman for Turkey's president said Khashoggi remained inside the building and that Turkish officials were in contact with their Saudi counterparts over the situation. (more...)
At least 11 dead in Haiti quake: govt spokesman At least 11 dead in Haiti quake: govt spokesman
- October 07, 2018

The police chief for the northwest region, Jackson Hilaire, said at least seven people were killed and more than 100 injured in Port-de-Paix. Shortly after the natural disaster, President Jovenel Moise urged the population to remain calm, adding that the risk management system and regional civil protection directorates were on alert to help residents of affected areas where access was hard due to poor infrastructure. (more...)
Merkel lands in Israel for official visit Merkel lands in Israel for official visit
- October 07, 2018

On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Merkel has said she sees no reasonable alternative to a two-state solution and voiced concern about Israeli settlement expansion in occupied land Palestinians seek for a country of their own. Netanyahu has been one of Trump's staunchest worldwide supporters, lauding him for pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal that Merkel and other world leaders helped negotiate in 2015. (more...)
Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally
- October 07, 2018

They appeared to have counted on delaying the confirmation process so that if the Senate majority flips to their side in the November elections, they can block him and temper Trump's future nominations. The confirmation means Trump has succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court - tilting it decidedly to the right in a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term. (more...)
How an Eight-Year-Old Discovered a Pre-Viking Sword in Sweden How an Eight-Year-Old Discovered a Pre-Viking Sword in Sweden
- October 07, 2018

NPR reports on Saga Vanecek's discovery in July, made as she crawled on her hands and knees in the shallow waters of Lake Vidostern. The Minnesota native, Saga Vanecek , initially thought it was a stick stuck at the bottom of the lake in Sweden. (more...)
British man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia British man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia
- October 07, 2018

All known species of sea snake are venomous and "produce some of the most risky venoms know in the animal kingdom", the Marine Education Society of Australia said. The society added that most bites reportedly occur on fishing trawlers, as workers pull in nets, as was the case in this case. The Foreign Office confirmed it is supporting the family of a British man who died in the Northern Territory. (more...)
Kavanaugh classmate reveals texts that show nominee tampered with potential witnesses Kavanaugh classmate reveals texts that show nominee tampered with potential witnesses
- October 07, 2018

On Wednesday, James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman-year roommate at Yale, broke his silence to join the chorus of voices refuting numerous statements the judge told senators during last week's explosive hearing. I heard them talking about it regularly. Roche described Kavanaugh's alcohol consumption during freshman year as "notably heavy" by saying "he was drunk frequently.at least once, maybe twice on the weekends", and possibly during the weekdays as well. (more...)
Lights back On In Indonesian Quake City, But Fate Of Thousands Unknown Lights back On In Indonesian Quake City, But Fate Of Thousands Unknown
- October 07, 2018

While the power is back in Palu , it will take much longer for people to pick up the pieces of their lives. The disaster also left more than 2,500 injured, displaced more than 70,000 and caused widespread damage, reports Efe news. "What is important is we are alive and for that we should be grateful", he said. "The earth was like a blender, blending everything in its way", said Hasnah, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name. (more...)
Saudi Arabia got nothing free from US: MBS Saudi Arabia got nothing free from US: MBS
- October 07, 2018

The Saudi crown prince earlier denied in an interview with Bloomberg that the journalist had been inside the consulate and said Turkish authorities could search the building. "But I said 'King - we're protecting you - you might not be there for two weeks without us - you have to pay for your military, '", Trump said. Earlier on Saturday Turkish officials said prosecutors had begun investigating Khashoggi's disappearance and a spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party said ... (more...)
Turkey summons Saudi envoy over missing journalist Turkey summons Saudi envoy over missing journalist
- October 07, 2018

The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spokesperson İbrahim Kalın told reporters on the night of October 3 that authorities believed the journalist was still there. "I hope it will be resolved peacefully", he said. "The government of Saudi Arabia follows up diligently on any reports related to the safety of any of its citizens and will continue to follow up on these reports". (more...)
Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court
- October 07, 2018

Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to vote in favor of confirmation. The first of them was Christine Blasey Ford , who accused him of assaulting her at a party in high school and later testified on Capitol Hill about her claims. (more...)
Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation
- October 07, 2018

On Saturday, however, the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court's ninth justice in a 50-48 vote. President Trump's two nominees to the Supreme Court and almost all of the judges and USA attorneys that he and the GOP have nominated have been white men. (more...)
Interpol demands China ‘clarification’ on missing police chief Interpol demands China ‘clarification’ on missing police chief
- October 06, 2018

French authorities haven't confirmed those details, but did say he was not in France when he was last seen. China, in the midst of a weeklong holiday, offered no comment on the disappearance of Meng. Interpol has made a formal request to China for information about its missing Chinese president who seemingly vanished on a trip home, citing concerns for his well-being. (more...)
Demonstrators Gather in Washington, Elsewhere to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination
- October 06, 2018

Senators are expected to be there in force from 15:30 in the lead-up to the vote. Republicans hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate. Vice President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed. (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war
- October 06, 2018

The Nobel Peace Prize of 2018 has been jointly awarded to Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukegwe for their efforts in combating sexual violence. She said , " We want to send a message that women who constitute half the population in those communities actually are used as weapons and that they need protection, and that the perpetrators have to be prosecuted and held responsible". (more...)
US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
- October 06, 2018

Support by Collins and Manchin gives Kavanaugh at least 51 votes in the 100-member Senate for an election-season victory against the backdrop conflict of the #MeToo movement and staunch conservative support for Trump. A hitch arose on Thursday when Senator Steve Daines , a Republican from Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, said he would not be in D.C. on Saturday because his daughter is getting married in his home state. (more...)
Twitter Reacts To Jason Van Dyke’s Guilty Verdict Over Laquan McDonald Killing Twitter Reacts To Jason Van Dyke’s Guilty Verdict Over Laquan McDonald Killing
- October 06, 2018

Mr Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder, but has been convicted of the lesser charge. In a statement Chicago cardinal Blase Cupich appealed for protesters to remain peaceful, declaring "hate has no place" in the city. When he took the stand, he told the jury the teenager had been "advancing" on him with the knife, with "no expression" on his face and eyes "bugging out of his head". (more...)
Hat Melania Trump Wore In Kenya Sparks International Storm Hat Melania Trump Wore In Kenya Sparks International Storm
- October 06, 2018

The first lady was similarly immersed in the moment earlier at Nairobi National Park, where she had gone early Friday to highlight elephant conservation. And the FLOTUS has riled people with her choice of clothing. Washington has been gripped by high drama and emotion for days, from the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford - who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault - to protests against his nomination. (more...)
Shahbaz Sharif arrested on charges of corruption Shahbaz Sharif arrested on charges of corruption
- October 06, 2018

Hours after Sharif's arrest, dozens of his supporters rallied outside the offices of the National Accountability Bureau , where Sharif was being held. The Sharif family's advocate Amjad Pervaiz told reporters that Shahbaz is an opposition leader in the National Assembly and he can not be arrested without the permission of the Speaker. (more...)
Russia S-400 deal: US says cannot prejudge sanctions decisions Russia S-400 deal: US says cannot prejudge sanctions decisions
- October 06, 2018

The two countries also signed memoranda of understanding related to railways, space and nuclear energy. The prime minister also said Russian Federation has assured India of full cooperation in India's human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan. (more...)
Senate paves the way for Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court Senate paves the way for Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court
- October 06, 2018

Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, meaning that if all Senate Democrats oppose Mr Kavanaugh , Mr Trump can not afford to lose more than one Republican vote for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote. (more...)
Collins announces support for Kavanaugh, making chances of confirmation almost certain Collins announces support for Kavanaugh, making chances of confirmation almost certain
- October 06, 2018

Sen. Confirming Mr Kavanaugh to the lifetime post would hand Mr Trump a clear victory and tip the balance on the court to a 5-4 majority in favour of conservatives in possible legal battles over contentious issues such as abortion rights, immigration, and Mr Trump's attempt to ban transgender people from the U.S. (more...)
Trump will be forced to pay taxes Trump will be forced to pay taxes
- October 06, 2018

Eisen said that if Democrats win the House in November, they will have the investigative muscle and subpoena power to scour Trump's latter-day tax records and see whether the tax schemes alleged by the Times have continued. In response to that and other takeaways from the wide-ranging report, de Blasio announced the city's intention "to recoup any money that Donald Trump owes the people of New York City, period". (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
- October 06, 2018

Nadia Murad , one of the two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize , has become a spokeswoman for Yazidi women abused by the Islamic State group. She is a survivor of human trafficking and is also the goodwill ambassador of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC. In 2017, Murad published a memoir of her ordeal, "The Last Girl". (more...)

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