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by | October 12, 2018 | 00:48

We're also joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, who knew Khashoggi and is the author of "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. -Saudi Connection". Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of the regime, has been missing for more than a week after going to the Saudi consulate general in Istanbul to obtain wedding papers.

by | October 12, 2018 | 00:28

The Indian summer is finally petering out as Storm Callum threatens to bring strong winds and the possibility of flooding to parts of the United Kingdom tomorrow. Areas in the south and south west could see between 50 to 100mm of rain by the end of Friday, with as much as 120 to 160mm likely over high, south-facing ground.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:57

The first lady received warm welcomes everywhere she went - though there were some reminders of her husband's strained relations with the continent, which he has yet to visit as president. Trump declined to say whether she believed Ford. First, the 48-year-old faced criticism for her decision to wear a white "pith" helmet on safari in Kenya.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:45

Mboweni, the nation's fifth finance chief in less than three years, will have to oversee an economy that's fallen into recession and help Ramaphosa rebuild confidence battered by nearly nine years of mismanagement under former President Jacob Zuma.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:24

Christine Blasey Ford as a distinguished alumna, UNC Chapel Hill sends a message to her, to our students, faculty, and staff, and to the larger community of the U.S. Susan Collins (R-Maine, shown above left) defending her vote for the nominee, which outraged Sen. In Washington, President Donald Trump said today that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, handsome speech ".

by | October 09, 2018 | 11:57

There were newlyweds and young couples and four sisters, all on their way to revel at an upstate NY brewery. The intersection is a known danger spot that has long anxious locals, even after an overhaul following a deadly 2008 accident there, according to Apple Barrel manager Jessica Kirby.

by | October 09, 2018 | 11:32

Bolsonaro , a former army captain who has repeatedly expressed sexist, homophobic and racist opinions while supporting military dictatorship and torture, fell short of an outright victory by 4 percent in the first round of the elections and will face Haddad in an October 28 run-off.

by | October 09, 2018 | 05:56

The vote closes out a bitter struggle over Kavanaugh's nomination, inflamed by accusations that he sexually assaulted women in the 1980s. Leahy, who pressed Kavanaugh on his role in Bush-era scandals during the confirmation hearings and has repeatedly questioned the judge's truthfulness under oath , said in his remarks on the floor that confirming Kavanaugh was a "disservice to survivors" of sexual assault everywhere.

by | October 09, 2018 | 04:53

I'll be forever grateful to each of them and to all the senators who carefully considered my nomination". But barriers to voting alone can not account for the fact that in the 2014 midterms, which gave McConnell his power over Supreme Court picks, only 16 percent of eligible 18 to 29-year-olds voted.

by | October 08, 2018 | 12:45

The national disaster agency said Friday that the confirmed death toll rose slightly to 1,571. "The plane will join an worldwide air bridge effort to transport supplies and personnel into the affected area", Mr Peters said. The U.N. announced a $15 million allocation to bolster relief efforts. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu last Friday.

by | October 08, 2018 | 11:45

It also hinted at a political dimension by stating Meng was being probed because of his own "willfulness and for bringing trouble upon himself". Critics of Meng's 2016 election to Interpol's presidency said he would use the position to help China target dissidents overseas under the guise of pursuing corrupt officials.

by | October 08, 2018 | 11:45

People on Twitter agree with Bennett's sentiment - suggesting that it's likely a result of her distance from her husband and the controversy surrounding his Supreme Court nominee . "We've been watching from afar as we see the pictures of her with children and our colleagues on the ground who are doing such good work", Nauert told reporters at a briefing Tuesday.

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:35

Mr Abubakar was in 1998 elected Governor of Adamawa State. He also commended the role played by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike towards ensuring a successful convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt. "This is a victory for all of us". "The PDP, therefore, charges INEC to stop blaming voters, accept responsibility for its failure to conduct credible elections and learn from our presidential primary as we approach the 2019 general elections".

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:30

The North Korean leader also invited inspectors to visit the nuclear test site that was destroyed back in May to " confirm that it has been irreversibly dismantled ". North Korea had committed to this previously but has been resistant to allowing global inspectors to visit sites it has claimed have been dismantled.

by | October 08, 2018 | 08:06

Under Senate rules, Senators have an additional 30 hours to give speeches, debate, and potentially secure more votes. "November is coming", said one of their banners. The dramatic Senate floor announcement by perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican ended most of the suspense over a tortuous, election-season battle that had left Kavanaugh's fate in doubt for almost a month after the first accusation against him.

by | October 07, 2018 | 14:57

However, the Arab source that spoke to Al Akhbar said Khashoggi had been taken out of another entrance to the consulate in a white vehicle in coordination with a Turkish security official. "If Khashoggi was indeed murdered inside a diplomatic facility, it is an act of terror that echoes Russian and Chinese tactics of extraterritorial, extrajudicial attacks on dissidents, meant to intimidate any who would speak out against the Saudi government, no matter where they may be, and giving the lie to ...

by | October 07, 2018 | 14:40

This falls in line with estimates made by various other nations, including the United States, but the South Koreans have been reluctant to comment on the size of the North's nuclear arsenal. "In Seoul, October 7-8, the Secretary will meet with President Moon Jae-in, and Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha", said adding that in Beijing, October 8, he will meet with his Chinese counterparts to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues.

by | October 07, 2018 | 12:44

Dr Blasey Ford testified last week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s while they were in high school. Stevens, 98, served on the Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. Roberts, Jr. has not referred judicial misconduct complaints against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a judicial panel for investigation, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

by | October 07, 2018 | 11:00

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a house party when she was 15 and he 17 - 36 years ago. When she finished, Collins received applause from the roughly two dozen GOP senators present. U.S. Democrat senator Kirsten Gillibrand stands with comedian Amy Schumer, right, and actress model Emily Ratajkowski, centre, at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday .

by | October 07, 2018 | 08:15

Video from a dashboard-mounted camera shows McDonald walking away from Van Dyke, who aimed his gun at the teen as soon as he arrived on the scene. Van Dyke's lawyer, Dan Herbert, compared the scene that night to a monster movie, telling jurors that McDonald had attacked a truck driver and slashed a police vehicle's tires just before he was shot.

by | October 07, 2018 | 00:50

India's military wants the missile batteries, both as a deterrent against China and to gain an edge over traditional rival, Pakistan, as they are able to track and shoot down combat aircraft, even stealth planes, at unprecedented ranges. However, the U.S. is in a hard position when it comes to India. For all the warm words, ties with Moscow are a lot less central to Delhi than they were during the Cold War years, as India has diversified arms purchases, closing $15 billion of deals with the ...

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:51

It was earlier reported by Reuters that Rosmah was called to the MACC headquarters on Wednesday for questioning in a 1MDB-related investigation. This will be her third visit to the MACC, with the last one on Sept 25 lasting 13 hours . Ms Nooryana posted a picture of her mother holding her as a toddler, and vowed "we will persevere". The anti-graft agency did not say if the charges against Rosmah relate to 1MDB.

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:45

Pence will also accuse the Chinese Communist party of convincing three Latin American nations to sever ties with Taiwan and recognise China in a speech that will likely strain tensions between the USA and China beyond the trade disputes that have dominated Donald Trump's time as president .

by | October 04, 2018 | 14:44

Mr Putin said spy scandals were nothing new. Last week worldwide investigative group Bellingcat reported that one of the suspects, identified by authorities as Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. " The deal will also help reassure Russia because India-Russia ties have been fraying at the edges for the past several years", he added. "Negotiation on S-400 air defence systems has been on for a long while and it is at a stage where it can be finalised", Sitharaman said last week.

by | October 04, 2018 | 13:59

On the domestic front, the British PM set an agenda that moved away from austerity and cuts to public services and announced new borrowing powers for local councils to build more homes. This is not what we voted for. This is not taking back control: "this is forfeiting control", he said. In what some saw as an attempt to steal some of Johnson's limelight, the government shifted an announcement on post-Brexit immigration policy, originally scheduled for May's Wednesday speech, to just before ...

by | October 04, 2018 | 08:30

Sen. He mocked Ford's testimony , noting she said she could remember how many beers she consumed but couldn't remember details about where the house was where she says the assault happened or how she got home that night. In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Trump did not back away from his rally comments, instead attacking Kavanaugh's Democratic critics. And amid outcry, the White House later expanded the scope of the investigation.

by | October 02, 2018 | 20:48

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) reportedly took on the US Navy in a South China Sea showdown Sunday during a freedom-of-navigation operation involving the USS Decatur . It added: "China's military is resolutely opposed to this". The ministry said it strongly urged the U.S. to stop its " provocative " actions. A Chinese navy vessel carried out identification and verification procedures of the USS Decatur in accordance with law and warned it, Wu Qian, spokesperson with the ...

by | October 02, 2018 | 20:46

Flake was one of six members of the judiciary committee who appeared on " 60 Minutes " Sunday, along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said McConnell's spokesman Don Stewart. The president's eldest son has been a strong defender of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. He denies all the claims. A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Mr Kavanaugh and Mr Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations.

by | October 02, 2018 | 20:43

The militaries launched the removal work in the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the DMZ, which they have agreed to disarm, and part of Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, where they plan to carry out a joint project to excavate Korean War remains next year.

by | October 02, 2018 | 20:44

Setting out her plans for a festival in post-Brexit Britain, she said: "We want to showcase what makes our country great today". To access their account, delegates just needed to enter their email address with no password required. Environment secretary Michael Gove's picture was reportedly changed to one of Rupert Murdoch, and his email to a fictional Sun newspaper address. The Information Commissioner's Office, which is responsible for data protection, confirms it will be getting in touch ...

by | October 01, 2018 | 13:30

It's not clear if the man was seen after the crash or got missed in the head count but the Saturday statement said the airline was working with local police, medical authorities and investigators to find him. An airline is missing a passenger following an incident which caused the plane to hit a lagoon while trying to land. Its capital is Palikir and it trades with the USA dollar.

by | October 01, 2018 | 11:01

It triggered waves as high as six metres (20 feet), which bore down on the city destroying everything in its path and killing hundreds. The death toll is only for Palu as officials have not received any information from Donggala. "We have heard nothing from Donggala and this is extremely worrying", Gelfand said. It is home to 260 million people. Already, a story of bravery has emerged from the tragedy.

by | October 01, 2018 | 05:44

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez of Colorado, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party when they were freshmen at Yale. The stunning reversal capped two weeks of allegations, followed by furious denials, that roiled prospects for Trump's nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge once expected to easily become the second Trump nominee to win a lifetime appointment to the top USA court.

by | October 01, 2018 | 03:54

Trudeau's comments comes a day after US President Donald Trump said he had rejected the Canadian prime minister's request for a one-on-one meeting, though Trudeau's spokeswoman said no meeting was requested. A fourth Canadian source directly familiar with the negotiations said any suggestion Ottawa would accept a cap or quota on autos exports was completely inaccurate.

by | September 30, 2018 | 12:40

It also prompted a national protest from ABC staff, who armed themselves with banners crying "hands off the ABC " and then passed a vote of no confidence on their chairman which increased the pressure on Milne , ABC's board and the government.

by | September 30, 2018 | 11:24

It'll come out. He also said China was interfering in the US midterm elections , but offered no details about the claim except to say that Beijing opposes his trade policy. These "propaganda ads" are being placed "because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets", he tweeted . I mean, it could be Russian Federation, but it could also be China.

by | September 30, 2018 | 11:12

She further asserted that these allegations are a part of Pakistan's attempt to look away from the "monster of terror" that it has itself created to "destabilise its neighbours and covet their territory". According to a report published by Geo news said that in a meeting with UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Qureshi highlighted the plight of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

by | September 30, 2018 | 09:59

While numerous injured are being treated at local hospitals, according to CNN , at least one hospital has been structurally compromised, resulting in some of the injured being cared for in the street. The Philippines extended its condolences to Indonesia on Saturday, September 29, after a massive natural disaster and the tsunami that it triggered struck Sulawesi island, claiming almost 400 lives.

by | September 30, 2018 | 09:36

Maricopa County is the same county of Joe Arpaio , the former controversial sheriff who, the Justice Department alleged in 2011, failed to prosecute hundreds of sex crimes during his time in office. If he was drunk, how seriously should we take his claim that all he's guilty of is a drunken come-on, not an attempted rape like Ford says? Based on the evidence and information presented, Mitchell said she believed that there was not enough to criminally charge Kavanaugh - and likely not even ...

by | September 30, 2018 | 06:57

Warnings have been issued for the islands of Barbados and St. Lucia as Tropical Storm Kirk has regenerated and is on a westward track toward the Caribbean. Watchers of the Atlantic tropics might recall that the short-lived Tropical Storm Kirk weakened to a depression on Sunday before. Across eastern Puerto Rico , Kirk is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches by Friday and Saturday.