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Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 1763

Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 1763 Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the quake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu , seeking answers as the death toll from the twin disasters breached 1,700 and officials said they feared more than 5,000 others could be missing. [Full Article...]

Two Israelis shot in West Bank attack die from wounds

Two Israelis shot in West Bank attack die from wounds The Israelis were described as a man and two women, one of whom remained in critical condition. Israel's national ambulance service said a man and two women were shot in the attack in the Barkan industrial area, where almost 5,000 Palestinians are employed in Israeli-owned businesses. [Full Article...]

Facebook Employees Outraged Over Exec's Support Of Kavanaugh

Facebook Employees Outraged Over Exec's Support Of Kavanaugh Other executives later became involved in the discussion, longtime executive Andrew Bosworth argued at one point that Facebook employees should focus on issues within their control, rather than ones they could not control, such as the Supreme Court nomination process. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince says Aramco IPO will take place by 2021

Saudi crown prince says Aramco IPO will take place by 2021 Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise oil output to cool rising prices and informed the United States before a meeting in Algiers with other producers, Reuters reported this week. Mohammad bin Salman said that the Saudi government will own small parts of these companies "to secure the quality for a period of time ", as the crown prince puts it. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh confirmation all but certain

Kavanaugh confirmation all but certain In the pivotal moment Friday, Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican, proclaimed her support for Kavanaugh at the end of a Senate floor speech that lasted almost 45 minutes. Manchin said he had reservations about Kavanaugh because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him "and the temperament he displayed in the hearing". [Full Article...]

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says The National Supervisory Commission, which handles corruption cases involving public servants, broke the official silence early Monday, saying in a one-line statement that Meng "is now under investigation on suspicion of violating the law". [Full Article...]

PDP presidential primary: Vote for Saraki - Aspirant Turaki tells delegates

PDP presidential primary: Vote for Saraki - Aspirant Turaki tells delegates Atiku beat 11 other contestants after polling 1, 532 to emerge as the victor of the primary at the National Convention in Port Harcourt. The online poll conducted by national newspaper, Daily Trust drew response from 17,925 respondents who were asked to respond to the question: "Who is the best candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP)? ". [Full Article...]

M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti The tremor rattled the capital Port-de-Prince, sparking emotion among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 quake that left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more wounded. Among the structures damaged was the Saint-Michel church in Plaisance. It was not clear if there was an event in the auditorium at the time, and no other details on the circumstances of the fatalities were immed... [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP would undoubtedly back second Brexit vote

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP would undoubtedly back second Brexit vote Mr Corbyn recently refused to rule out giving Holyrood the powers for a second independence referendum and Ms Cherry suggested this "would be the price of our support". "As this conference takes place, there was a huge demonstration yesterday in Edinburgh , talking about up to 100,000 people that marched in support for Scottish independence ". [Full Article...]

NYC mobster gunned down in McDonald's drive-thru

NYC mobster gunned down in McDonald's drive-thru Zottola, 71, was targeted at least three times in the past 12 months. According to law enforcement sources, Zottola was killed in a mafia-style assassination and was shot multiple times in the head, chest and shoulder while sitting in his vehicle outside the food joint. [Full Article...]

20 killed in upstate NY crash involving limo

20 killed in upstate NY crash involving limo A news conference is planned for 3 p.m. ET. United States media had earlier reported that the vehicle was on its way to a wedding, but an aunt of one of the victims has said it was in fact heading to a birthday party. "This is a wonderful, small-knit community of people who care about each other", Gallup told USA TODAY. We also hope you will share your change. In 2014, the latest year with... [Full Article...]

Senate Votes On Kavanaugh Nomination

Senate Votes On Kavanaugh Nomination His confirmation came after Dr Christine Blasey Ford accused him of a historic sexual assault, and two other claims of misconduct. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations. In a twist, Murkowski voted "present" Saturday as a courtesy to Republican Kavanaugh supporter Steve Daines, who was to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding in Montana. [Full Article...]

Justice Kavanaugh tainted by bruising battle: Democratic senator

Justice Kavanaugh tainted by bruising battle: Democratic senator The hashtag BeersforBrett quickly gained momentum on Twitter . A final confirmation vote is scheduled to take place later Saturday afternoon. Mr Kavanaugh has been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off sexual assault allegations. [Full Article...]

The Five Places Melania Trump Will Visit in Nairobi

The Five Places Melania Trump Will Visit in Nairobi She also stopped at a site where 105 tons of ivory was burned as part of an effort to discourage the trade. Beyond hosting first ladies at the White House or meeting with them at the United Nations, it is unclear how much Trump knew about Africa before she chose to visit . [Full Article...]

First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa

First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa As Melania Trump embarked on a four-country tour of Africa for her first solo trip this week, there was much talk around what she was wearing rather than her mission. On the previous leg of her tour in Kenya, her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter , with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator". [Full Article...]

Sen. Hirono: Democrats should focus on midterms instead of on impeaching Kavanaugh

Mr Trump also said he was "100% certain" that the woman who had accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault , Christine Blasey Ford , had named the wrong person. With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade. He said "radical Democrats" have become "an angry, left-wing mob" and "too unsafe and too extreme to govern... [Full Article...]

Pence berates China for trade, military tactics, election sabotage

Pence berates China for trade, military tactics, election sabotage Also in his remarks, Pence accused China of using a "whole-of-government approach" to advance its influence in the United States , including attempts to interfere in American business operations and elections. "If we could declassify more information, I think it would help facilitate people's understanding of the nature and scope of this threat". The vice president praised journalistic investig... [Full Article...]

Scary time for young men in US: President Donald Trump

Scary time for young men in US: President Donald Trump Political strategists suggest the GOP's enthusiastic embrace of Brett Kavanaugh despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct may have shifted the political landscape - at least temporarily - by injecting new energy into the most passionate Republican voters a month before the election. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" for the Supreme Court

Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is She was welcomed by Egyptian First Lady Intissar Amer al-Sisi, an observant Muslim who wore an ankle-length blue dress and matching headscarf. This was Melania's first solo trip to Africa. Social media lit up with complaints about her choice of a hat viewed by some as a symbol of Kenya's colonial past and its one-time domination by the British. [Full Article...]

Saga Vanecek, eight, finds 1500-year-old Viking sword in Sweden

Saga Vanecek, eight, finds 1500-year-old Viking sword in Sweden Local residents have mused about calling Saga the next Queen of Sweden, referring to the lore of King Arthur, his sword Excalibur and Lady of the Lake. "The mystery will forever be known only to Lake Vidosten". An archaeologist visited the scene the next day and "with goosebumps on her arms", examined Saga's find, Mr Vanecek said. [Full Article...]


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