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Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war

Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman from the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, was held for three months as a sex slave by the Islamic State. Denis Mukwege was awarded the prize for his work as a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Full Article...]

At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake

At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake Images of damaged homes and partially destroyed buildings were circulating on social media, but AFP was not immediately able to confirm their authenticity. The quake was felt lightly in the capital, as well as in the neighbouring Dominican Republic and in eastern Cuba. Haiti's civil protection agency put the preliminary number of injured at 188. [Full Article...]

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says Before taking over as Interpol's chief in 2016, he served as Vice Minister of Public Security in China and is the first Chinese official to head Interpol. Meng's wife said he had travelled back to China for work, after a visit to the Nordics. Meng's wife and children had been put under French police protection after they were subject to threats on social media and by telephone, according to Fran... [Full Article...]

Former South Korean President jailed for 15 years for corruption and embezzlement

Former South Korean President jailed for 15 years for corruption and embezzlement Lee was convicted of taking millions of dollars in bribes from businesses and other sources, and also using a private auto parts company as a channel to embezzle tens of millions more. His conviction is yet another blow to conservatives in South Korea . In the almost 90-minute televised trial session, the court ruled that former President Lee was the de facto owner of his brother's company, DAS... [Full Article...]

George W. Bush made several calls reassuring Collins about Kavanaugh

The vote came the day after a fascinating and horrifying testimonies by both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford before the committee. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed sexual assault accusations against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Merkel Vows German Fight against Anti-Semitism on Israel Visit

Merkel Vows German Fight against Anti-Semitism on Israel Visit Netanyahu says the deal, which curbed Iran's nuclear program, does not include enough safeguards to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapons capability. There was however no shortage of controversy in the run up to the visit. She said the nuclear deal would be discussed further with Netanyahu. Felix Klein, who heads the German government's fight against anti-Semitism, is ... [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell Says Senate Republicans Set Scope of FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation

The choice of Kavanaugh to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two. The Senate is split 51-49 in favour of the Republicans and the vote will be largely along party lines. But Senator Ed Markey insisted ahead of the confirmation that it would only galvanize Democrat... [Full Article...]

Man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia

Man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia Sea snakes are mostly found in tropical waters from south-east Asia to northern Australia. It is noted that death from the bite of sea snakes - a rare phenomenon, in spite of their deadly poison. Mr Garraway estimated the victim died within two hours of being bitten. The British High Commission had been informed, police said, and an investigation has been launched. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh classmate reveals texts that show nominee tampered with potential witnesses

Kavanaugh classmate reveals texts that show nominee tampered with potential witnesses Kavanaugh has aggressively denied all misconduct allegations and also denied ever being "blackout" drunk. 'When Brett started saying things about his drinking, and his use of certain words, sexually oriented words, I knew he was lying, because he was my roommate, ' Roche said in the interview. [Full Article...]

Turkish police believe missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate

Turkish police believe missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate The Saudi consul-general in Istanbul allowed reporters from the Reuters news agency to tour the consulate Saturday, to show that Khashoggi was not inside. Khashoggi disappeared after entering the diplomatic mission on Tuesday. "To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison". "Jamal was - or, as we hope, is - a committed, courageous journalist". [Full Article...]

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city Many victims might have survived with faster help, said Palu resident Bambang. Last Friday, a powerful 7.4-magnitude natural disaster and tsunami hit Central Sulawesi, launching waves as high as six meters that slammed into the island at 800 kph. [Full Article...]

New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh A Conservative Stalwart

Still, it was a close-run thing: Kavanaugh's nomination was almost derailed by Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that the judge assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, which sparked uproar and forced Republicans to delay the confirmation vote for a week to allow time for a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation background check. [Full Article...]

Trump '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Hollywood is making its opinion known following the United States Senate's final vote regarding Brett Kavanaugh . Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to vote in favor of confirmation. Republicans "conducted one of the least transparent, least fair, most biased processes in Senate history, slanting the table from the very beginning to produce their desired result", he added. [Full Article...]

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi feared kidnapped while visiting consulate in Turkey

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi feared kidnapped while visiting consulate in Turkey His Turkish fiancée reported him missing after the journalist, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the USA since past year to avoid possible arrest, was not seen after he entered the consulate on Tuesday afternoon for marriage procedures. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh gets sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Brett Kavanaugh gets sworn in as Supreme Court justice The Senate vote takes the highest U.S. court down a more conservative path, perhaps for many years, and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the U.S. Accusations against Kavanaugh energized the #MeToo social media movement that emerged after high-profile accusations of sexual assault and harassment by men in politics, the m... [Full Article...]

Tropical system in the Gulf likely next week

Tropical system in the Gulf likely next week A cyclone is either a tropical depression or a tropical storm. For the time being, this is keeping any convection well to the east of the broad area of low pressure. So far the Atlantic has produced 12 named storms this year. While not now a significant threat to the United States, there is growing interest in what happens to this potential development when it moves into the Gulf of Mexico early n... [Full Article...]

Scientists think they've found the first Moon outside our solar system

Scientists think they've found the first Moon outside our solar system In the Kepler exoplanet catalog, there are only a few Jupiter-size planets that are farther from their star than Earth is from the sun - good candidates for moons due to the distance. Nearly 200 moons have been identified in our own star system - and none are anywhere near as gargantuan. That means this star, and the planet and moon it shines upon, were probably much cooler in the past, Ki... [Full Article...]

Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says At their annual conference this week, Mrs May urged her Conservative party, which is bitterly divided between Brexit hardliners and moderates, to unite behind her negotiating stance during what she warned would be the "toughest phase" of talks. [Full Article...]

Interpol demands 'clarification' from China on missing chief Meng Hongwei

Interpol demands 'clarification' from China on missing chief Meng Hongwei On Friday Mr Hongwei's wife reported him missing to French authorities. French officials said that members of Meng's family have not heard from him since he departed from the French city of Lyon on September 25, according to a report from the BBC . [Full Article...]

Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

Susan Collins , Maine Republican, raised over a million dollars within hours of her promising to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh , briefly crashing the site hosting the campaign . "I think she understands that this has been a very hard time for him and his family, just as it's been an incredibly hard time for her and her family", Banks said. [Full Article...]


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