• Melania Trump’s visit to Africa in Pictures

    Melania Trump’s visit to Africa in Pictures

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    It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters. "Do U?" printed on the back during a June trip to the U.S. Trump has focussed on her signature issue of campaigning for children with stops at a hospital, primary school and an orphanage. The first steps of the visit of Melania Trump in Africa, presented as a "diplomatic and humanitarian", have not mobilized the crowds or aroused of genuine fervour.
  • Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

    Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

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    Collins' wholehearted embrace of these vapid GOP talking points is emblematic of her entire justification for supporting Kavanaugh , which basically consisted of her closing her eyes and plugging her ears to information that would prove inconvenient to the creation of a conservative Supreme Court majority.
  • Killed in New York Limo Crash is Deadliest Since 2009

    Killed in New York Limo Crash is Deadliest Since 2009

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    Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a limousine transporting a wedding party in the U.S. state of NY, police say. There was no information Sunday on the limousine, its origin or its integrity. How did the crash occur? Authorities say all the occupants died. A weekend crash in upstate NY that killed 20 people , including 18 in a limousine headed to a birthday party, was the deadliest transportation-related accident in almost a decade, authorities said.
  • Bolsonaro Election Effect Turns Brazil's Congress on Its Head

    Bolsonaro Election Effect Turns Brazil's Congress on Its Head

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    The clear probability is that after Brazil's run off vote in three weeks, Jair Bolsonaro will be the latest in a slew of anti-establishment leaders to take office around the world. Indeed, Bolsonaro already showed his ability to tap deep anger in Brazil with the traditional political class and "throw the bums out" rage after a massive corruption investigation revealed staggering levels of graft.
  • Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

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    Democrats expressed outrage of Republicans' handling of the allegations and efforts by the White House to limit the scope of the FBI investigation into the matter. Mr Kavanaugh denied the accusations in sworn testimony. "I'm not going to be complicit in packing a court with more corporate justices". The Time's Up campaign praised a turning tide in U.S.
  • Serena Williams' husband slams double standards between her and Brett Kavanaugh

    Serena Williams' husband slams double standards between her and Brett Kavanaugh

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    Kavanaugh's confirmation process exploded in controversy after California university professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were in high school. Trump said the mere mention of impeaching a Supreme Court justice who "is a top scholar, a top student, a top intellect, and who did nothing wrong" should galvanize support for Republican candidates on the ballot.
  • Nawaz Sharif chairs PML-N’s CEC meeting

    Nawaz Sharif chairs PML-N’s CEC meeting

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    NAB said in a brief statement that Shehbaz , the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was taken into custody in a house scheme scandal in Lahore . Earlier, Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz briefed Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence about the case against their father. A source at the time said that Fawad had also provided "incriminating evidence" against the ex-chief minister in the Ashiana Housing corruption case, making it hard for him (Sharif) to defend ...
  • Indonesia's quake, tsunami reaches 1,571, search mission extended

    Indonesia's quake, tsunami reaches 1,571, search mission extended

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    In Palu city - one of the most affected areas - the power grid was 60 per cent out of action, according to the state-owned power company which hopes to restore power by October 14. "We could tolerate it (looting) on the first and second day because they needed those things", he continued. "Logistics are in and continue to spread, there are places that we haven't reached", he said.
  • Melania Trump feeds baby elephants and goes on safari in Kenya

    Melania Trump feeds baby elephants and goes on safari in Kenya

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    President Donald Trump has pushed time and again to slash USA spending on foreign assistance - calling for deep cuts to nutrition programs, education initiatives and HIV/AIDS prevention in developing countries across the world. Trump opened her first extended solo worldwide trip on Tuesday in Ghana. The trip is part of her "Be Best" initiative , which focuses on improving the lives of children.
  • Pompeo seeks allied unity on North Korea denuke effort

    Pompeo seeks allied unity on North Korea denuke effort

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    He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands". The official indicated some progress was made during the visit, which included a meeting with the North Korean leader, but added: "It's going to be a long haul".
  • Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge

    Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge

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    Capitol in the hours ahead of a scheduled U.S. Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, U.S. October 6, 2018 . Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced they, too, would support Kavanaugh. Before the sexual accusations grabbed the Senate's and the nation's attention, Democrats had argued that Kavanaugh's rulings and writings as an appeals court judge raised serious concerns about his views on abortion rights and a president's right to bat ...
  • Turkish police believe journalist killed in Saudi consulate

    Turkish police believe journalist killed in Saudi consulate

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    Within a day, Turkish officials were saying they had no evidence that Khashoggi had ever left the consulate while Saudi officials were insisting that the journalist had left fairly quickly. Turkey's foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador over the issue. Mr Khashoggi has also criticised Saudi Arabia's role in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a military coalition fighting alongside the government in its war with Iran-backed rebels.
  • Trump's North Korean Love Affair Shows That Diplomacy Works

    Trump's North Korean Love Affair Shows That Diplomacy Works

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    The DPRK on Saturday demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization. South Korea's Yonhap Newsnoticed on Tuesday that North Korean media has been curiously reluctant to admit Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met with American and Japanese officials on the sidelines of the U.N.
  • John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

    John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

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    Retired Justice John Paul Stevens is one of the longest serving Supreme Court justices, and he dissented on Bush v Gore amid the recount that propelled Bush to the presidency. The 98-year-old Stevens was nominated to the court by Republican President Gerald Ford and served from 1975 to 2010. "Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the victor of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is clear", Stevens wrote in the strongly worded dissent.
  • Donald Trump wins battle to put Brett Kavanaugh in Supreme Court

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    Kavanaugh's path to the court seemed unfettered until mid-September, when Ford accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her in a locked bedroom at a 1982 high school gathering. When it was Murkowski's turn, she rose and practically whispered "no", returning to her chair and snot talking to any senator for another 10 minutes as she stared stone-faced at the front of the room.
  • India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defence systems

    India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defence systems

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    S-400 is known as Russia's most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. The US had earlier urged its allies to forgo transactions with Russia, warning that the S-400 missile defence system that India intends to buy would be a "focus area" for it to implement punitive sanctions against a nation undertaking "significant" business deals with the Russians.
  • Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency

    Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency

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    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it arrested Rosmah, 66, who will face charges in court on Thursday for infringing an anti-money laundering law. After the arrest, Ms Rosmah's lawyer, Geethan Ram Vincent, told reporters her lawyers had not been informed of the nature of the charges to be filed against her.
  • South China Sea Cold War revealed

    South China Sea Cold War revealed

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    The operation was conducted to 'uphold the rights and freedoms of all states under worldwide law. The US disregard of China's claims over the disputed waters, through which trillions of dollars-worth of trade passes annually, is being demonstrated amid unprecedented tensions between the world's two largest economies.
  • Strictly Dancer Gives Score For Theresa May's Conference Dance

    Strictly Dancer Gives Score For Theresa May's Conference Dance

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    No, what Theresa May is doing while the stage for her speech to close the Conservative Party Conference - to the dulcet sounds of ABBA's Dancing Queen - is walking in an ostentatious yet casual manner, typically with exaggerated movements of the hips and shoulders.
  • The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

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    Republicans plan a careful choreography for reviewing the results of the FBI's background inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that includes restricting its distribution and inviting senators to a secure meeting room in the Capitol to view the report.
  • Peace Puppies: Kim Jong Un Gifted Two Dogs to South Korea

    Peace Puppies: Kim Jong Un Gifted Two Dogs to South Korea

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    The 20-day exercise that began on Monday saw South Korean troops clearing landmines at the Joint Security Area (JSA). Since fighting during the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a stalemate, at least nine soldiers have been killed in incidents with North Korean troops, including the killing in 1976 of two USA soldiers by axe-wielding North Koreans, the UNC says.
  • Staffordshire Tory MP's personal details exposed in major security flaw

    Staffordshire Tory MP's personal details exposed in major security flaw

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    The Conservative party conference takes place in Birmingham this weekend and has started with all the glorious elegance of a giraffe toppling down a Hogwarts staircase. Johnson's successor, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, warned European Union leaders not to make the bloc a prison, or "we won't be the only prisoner that will want to escape".
  • Inside the waterlogged Air Niugini plane that crashed in Micronesia

    Inside the waterlogged Air Niugini plane that crashed in Micronesia

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    Jaynes said he had to wade through waist-deep water to get to the emergency exit. Its capital is Palikir and it trades with the US dollar. "Chuuk has lot of outboard engines and boats out there", said Glenn Harris, an aviation-security inspector for Micronesia's Department of Transportation.
  • Tsunami Hits Indonesia, Leaving More Than 300 Dead

    Tsunami Hits Indonesia, Leaving More Than 300 Dead

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    At least 832 people were confirmed dead as of Sunday evening, Indonesia's disaster agency said, with almost all of those from Palu . Many victims were still buried under the rubble of buildings and houses, Sutopo said, and evacuation efforts were slowed by lack of heavy equipment and personnel.
  • Flake on Calling for Kavanaugh Probe if He Was Seeking Re-Election

    Flake on Calling for Kavanaugh Probe if He Was Seeking Re-Election

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    Both the New York Times and NBC News on Saturday cited multiple sources as saying the White House was limiting the witnesses the Federal Bureau of Investigation could question during a one-week background check. The source noted that it was not a final list and that they were leaving open the possibility of additional witnesses. Keyser, a friend of Ford's, does not refute the veracity of the allegation, although she does not remember the alleged incident, her lawyer said in a letter to ...
  • Canada's race against time with USA to reach NAFTA deal

    Canada's race against time with USA to reach NAFTA deal

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    In an eyebrow-raising news conference Wednesday at the UN, Trump hinted at personal animus between Lighthizer and Freeland when he claimed that he rejected a Canadian request for a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a request Ottawa flatly denied making.
  • ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns

    ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns

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    Communications minister Mitch Fifield called Milne's resignation the "right decision" and said the Government would appoint an acting chairman and begin the search for his long-term replacement. A further news report accuses Mr Milne of asking for ABC political editor Andrew Probyn to be fired. The former Telstra executive admitted his concerns were partly driven by his desire for the ABC to secure $500 million in funding for Project Jetstream, a major digital transformation ...
  • China meddling in United States midterms against my administration

    China meddling in United States midterms against my administration

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    President Trump has already warned that an additional $267 billion in tariffs could follow if China retaliates against farmers or other industries. Beijing has previously been accused of meddling in domestic politics by Australia's government as well. He added: "Chinese influence operations tend to be more subtle, less public, and business-related".
  • Embarrassed India blames Pakistan for cancellation of peace talks

    Embarrassed India blames Pakistan for cancellation of peace talks

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    Qureshi had said that Pakistan will never forget the mass murder of more than 150 children in the Peshawar school, the Mastung attack and many others that "have links with terrorists supported by India". Qureshi said Pakistan sought resolution of all the issues through a comprehensive and serious dialogue. She said Qureshi's speech was made up of "fake allegations and fake facts" which can only make for a "fake vision".
  • Indonesian Tsunami Kills at Least 420 People, Hundreds Injured

    Indonesian Tsunami Kills at Least 420 People, Hundreds Injured

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    More than 384 people have died in the city of Palu alone, one of the two cities worst-hit by the tsunami , according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency. "We need tents, medicine, canvas, nurses..." Anthonius Gunawan Agung , 21, died in the hospital after he jumped off the traffic control tower at the Palu airport when he thought the tower was collapsing.
  • Kirk reforms, gains strength as it approaches Caribbean

    Kirk reforms, gains strength as it approaches Caribbean

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    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical Storm Kirk was maintaining 50 miles per hour winds as of 5:00 a.m. "My staff and I are working closely with our partners at the National Weather Service located in San Juan, PR to ensure we receive real-time updates on the progress of Tropical Storm Kirk", VITEMA Director Mona Barnes said.
  • Rachel Mitchell Goes to Washington - and It Doesn't Go Well

    Rachel Mitchell Goes to Washington - and It Doesn't Go Well

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    Kavanaugh-who, she alleges, attempted to rape her at a party when they were teenagers back in 1982-they have agreed to a hearing on the matter. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) likewise praised Ford for "courage". As senators questioned an irate Kavanaugh and the environment became increasingly vitriolic, Mitchell faded into the foreground, nestled within a semicircle of blustering, finger-pointing senators.
  • Christine Blasey Ford says she remembers

    Christine Blasey Ford says she remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

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    Students have demonstrated on campus, papering walls with posters of support for Ford and holding a sit-in protest in the law school hallway over the nomination and the handling of Ford's allegations. Kavanaugh also stands accused of exposing himself to a classmate, Deborah Ramirez , during an alcohol-fueled Yale University party a few years later.
  • Christine Blasey Ford remembers

    Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

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    Dianne Feinstein , reprised their public debate over the process that led to the hearing. I intend no ill will to Dr. Ford and her family. The memory - and Kavanaugh's laughter during the act - was "locked" in her brain, she said . And in that moment, these two 100 percent realities came to embody a society divided into broader realities so disparate and so incompatible that it feels as if two countries are living in the borders of one.