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Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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Iraq born Nadia Murad is one of the 3,000 Yazidi victims of rape and abuses by ISIS . Three months later, she escaped through a door that one of her captors left unlocked. After studying medicine in neighbouring Burundi, he returned to work in Lemera hospital before pursuing specialist training in gynaecology in Angers, France. Read More »

20 dead in upstate New York crash involving limousine

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Six ambulances, three fire crews and two helicopters were scrambled to the scene near the Apple Barrel Country Store. State police confirmed the deaths of 20 people at the scene, though it was unclear how numerous victims were in the vehicles and how many may have been on foot. Read More »

High Court grants bail to Diane, Adeline Rwigara

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She was the only female who showed interest in the presidential elections held in August 2017. "Rwigara's arrest was politically motivated and I am glad that she and her mother have been released just weeks after I was myself granted a presidential pardon". Read More »

Donald Trump Boards Air Force One With Toilet Paper Stuck to Shoe

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Time and again he has been a target for trolling on the social media and be it his pictures, statements or videos he will be targetted. 'As if this entire presidency couldn't be more weird. The video has been shared in various versions and each of them will definitely leave you in splits. Sure, it could be a napkin or a bit of paper towel, but let's be real, it's most likely toilet paper. Read More »

Facebook Workers Angry At Jewish Exec Backing Kavanaugh

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Employees questioned CEO Mark Zuckerberg directly about the Kavanaugh-supporting executive in a weekly question-and-answer session held last Friday, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg - a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter - also apparently weighed in on the issue. Read More »

Frustration grows among natural disaster survivors in Indonesia

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Indonesian soldiers help offload the 10.6 tonnes of supplies brought by a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft to Palu, the Indonesian port city devastated by a 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami on 28 September. But relief workers face an huge task. The tens of thousands left homeless by the disaster are scattered across Palu and beyond, many squatting outside their ruined homes or bunkered down in makeshift camps and entirely dependent on handouts to survive. Read More »

Netanyahu says to meet Putin soon amid rising tensions

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Netanyahu said he had spoken with Putin and the two agreed "to meet soon in order to continue the important inter-military security coordination". Netanyahu has traveled to Russian Federation several times in the past in order to mollify Moscow over frequent Israeli airstrikes in Syria under the pretext of confronting Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. Read More »

Gaza: Teen killed by Israeli tear gas canister

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The ministry confirmed the news after several hours of investigation, that took place after al-Arouqi was shot on Tuesday, to determine that the bullet was Israeli. Israel has said its actions vis-a-vis the Gaza protests are justified and that it is seeking only to defend Israeli civilians living in the Gaza periphery from violent mobs. Read More »

Merkel kicks start trip to Israel, visits Holocaust museum

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Head bowed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid homage in Jerusalem on Thursday to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis and said Germany had a responsibility to confront anti-Semitism and never to forget the Holocaust. Netanyahu also blamed Palestinian Authroity (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' government in the West Bank for crippling sanctions in Gaza, which he said contributed to Hamas' desperate border attacks against Israel . Read More »

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits northern Haiti

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Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. "I am working closely with authorities for an appropriate response". No immediate damage or injuries had been reported, according to the Associated Press. Haiti, an earthquake-prone country, sits along the "Ring of Fire", a horseshoe-shaped area where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating magnitude-7 natural disaster which killed more than 300,000 people and destroyed much of the ... Read More »

Washington Post prints blank column to back Saudi columnist missing in Turkey

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Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday to pick-up marriage documents, according to the Post . A Turkish government spokesman did not immediately respond to a request to comment on Mohammed's offer. "The Post is extremely concerned about Jamal", Post editor Fred Hiatt said. "We would not put, as PIF, another US$45 billion if we didn't see huge income in the first year with the first US$45 billion", the prince said. Read More »

Latvians elections to test role of bullwark against Russian Federation

Their support was hit by public dissatisfaction over the fight against corruption and money-laundering - both key campaign issues. The country's central bank governor is now awaiting trial for accepting a bribe. "And perhaps they're not happy with the neglect of social needs". Latvia's mainstream parties have kept pro-Russia politicians from power as they sought ever closer ties with the West. Read More »

British fisherman killed by sea snake off Australian coast

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While sea snakes were rarely aggressive underwater, if caught by a fisherman Dr Guinea said cutting the fishing line could be the safest option. Sea snakes are mostly found in tropical waters from south-east Asia to northern Australia. The incident took place on Thursday in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the Northern Territory. It is the second time a British national had died while working on a fishing trawler in Australia in the past five years. Read More »

Bus driver suspended for letting monkey ‘drive’

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The driver, attached with Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has been suspended after the footage went viral for jeopardising the lives of the passengers. Another local quipped that the driver was in the wrong profession. The KSRTC has said that if allegations of negligence are proved then the driver will be taken off from the field duty and will be allocated a desk job. Read More »

Melania Trump Says She's Told Donald Trump To Put His Phone Down

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Melania spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday as she was wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa with a visit to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Egypt. First lady Melania Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo global trip. That type of hat was favoured by 19th century European colonialists. Read More »

Utah toddler shreds more than $1000 in cash

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They started tearing the house apart to search for the cash - under the rugs, in the drawers, in the couch, even in the garbage, News4Utah reported. The last place you want to find a missing envelope full of money is in your shredder. The department handles more than 30,000 claims per year, fixing more than $30 million in cash. "We didn't know what to do and then I broke the silence and I'm like, 'Well, this will make a great wedding story one day, '" Jackee said. Read More »

Kavanaugh confirmed: Senate OKs Supreme Court nominee

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Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Susan Collins supported the motion, as did Democratic Sen. That means Kavanaugh could be an associate justice of the U.S. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY looked ahead to November, appealing to voters beyond the Senate chamber: "Change must come from where change in America always begins: the ballot box". Read More »

Saudi journalist 'killed inside consulate' - Turkish sources

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The journalist has lived in self-imposed exile in Washington for the previous year, fearing retribution for his views on Saudi policies. They said: "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul". Read More »

Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist

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JAMAL KHASHOGGI: Hundreds of Saudis - many of them I know are in jail when there is no room for freedom of expression, no tolerance for independent opinions. Khashoggi, a familiar face on political talk shows on Arab satellite television networks for years, has lived in self-exile in Washington for more than a year after he said the authorities had instructed him to stop tweeting. Read More »

Man in French street slap video gets jail sentence

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Prosecutors described Mr M as "violent and impulsive", after the trial was delayed after a report into his mental health was requested. Student, faculty of engineering, Marie Laguerre accused man in an indecent and derogatory remarks in the address and that he was making sounds with sexual overtones, when in July of this year, she was walking down the street in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Read More »

NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif over Ashiana Housing scandal

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Shehbaz Sharif was arrested in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case when he appeared before NAB to record his statement on October 5. Subsequently, NAB granted time to Shehbaz Sharif to gather proof, but he could not produce anything. The inquiry conducted so far reveals sufficient evidence to prove the involvement of Shehbaz Sharif "in the commission of offences as defined under section 9 (a) and Schedule of the National Accountability Bureau 1999". Read More »

He Shouldn't Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court

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Charles Ludington , Lynne Brookes , and Elizabeth Swisher have come forward, they write , because Kavanaugh lied under oath when he said "he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing". "Not only did I know he wasn't telling the truth, I knew that he knew he wasn't telling the truth", Roche said. Roche added that Kavanaugh was also a "heavy drinker" and "became aggressive and belligerent when he was drunk". Read More »

Murkowski to vote no on Kavanaugh

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They chanted, "Vote them out!" "I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", she told reporters traveling with her in Egypt. As moderates who support abortion rights, their joint opposition could have been enough to sink Kavanaugh, whose nomination was thrust into uncertainty following sexual assault allegations. Read More »

US Senate braces for key vote on Brett Kavanaugh

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If no senators change their votes from Friday's cloture roll call, the final tally will sit at 50-48 at Saturday's final confirmation vote, enough for Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with no senator holding the sole deciding vote. Read More »

Pope Francis cries welcoming bishops from Mainland China

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Peter's Square that inaugurated the 3-week Synod, Francis called on his brother bishops to heed the voices of young people in the effort to build a better world than that of their elders. He branded it as "the root of many evils in the church". The danger was that young people would be left "exposed to stormy seas, orphans without a faith community that should sustain them, orphans devoid of a sense of direction and meaning in life", he said. Read More »