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Joe Manchin, a Democrat, to Vote Yes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Vice President Mike Pence planned to be available on Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed. In it he says, "if confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the constitution of the United States and the American rule of law". [Full Article...]

North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag A South Korean activist protests against Japan's plan to send a warship flying the Rising Sun flag to a naval event on Jeju Island in front of Japan's consular office on the island on October 4, 2018. Japan's Military Chief of Staff Katsutoshi Kawano said the rising sun flag is the Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors' "pride" and "we absolutely do not go if we have to remove the flag". [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize is 'ultimate recognition' of Yazidi suffering, say activists

Nobel Prize is 'ultimate recognition' of Yazidi suffering, say activists Ms Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people. Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecologist spent large parts of his adult life helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti Le Nouvelliste newspaper said one person died when an auditorium collapsed in the town of Gros Morne, and that detainees were released from a police holding cell that was damaged. "Many houses are destroyed or damaged", it said. Haiti President Jovenel Moise indicated in his Twitter account Sunday that civil protection brigades were working to clear debris and help victims. [Full Article...]

20 dead after limo crashes into Schoharie tourist spot

20 dead after limo crashes into Schoharie tourist spot The crash "sounded like an explosion", said Linda Riley, of nearby Schenectady, who was on a shopping trip with her sisters and had been in their parked auto at the time at the store, which sits near a T-junction of two NY state highways. Bridey Finnagen, who lives near the scene of the crash, told the U.S. network ABC News: "I heard a loud bang (and) I came out my front door to see what was going... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Bumped by Baby Elephant While on Safari During Africa Trip

Melania Trump Bumped by Baby Elephant While on Safari During Africa Trip Now, at 48, she is not the youngest First Lady the U.S. has seen. Melania Trump is a natural feeding baby elephants, marveling at how fast one gobbles down a bottle of milk at a sanctuary in Kenya. Bush encountered elephants mating when he embarked on a safari in Botswana in 2018. The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare. [Full Article...]

Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief

Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief She says she has had no further contact with him since the message that was sent on September 25. On Saturday, the global police agency urged China to clarify Mr Meng's status, saying it was concerned about the well-being of its president. [Full Article...]

Ex-S.Korean President sentenced to 15 years over corruption charges

Ex-S.Korean President sentenced to 15 years over corruption charges While prosecutors had claimed that Lee was deeply involved in the company's operations, Lee had maintained that he had only provided management advice to the company at his brother's request. Few past South Korean leaders are free from corruption scandals. According to Lee, Moon was close to another ex-president, Roh Moo-hyun, whom Lee investigated on suspicion of corruption earlier. [Full Article...]

Washington Post publishes blank column after the paper's Saudi journalist goes missing

Washington Post publishes blank column after the paper's Saudi journalist goes missing It said the consulate was working with Turkish authorities "to uncover the circumstances" of his disappearance. Meanwhile, the Turkish Foreign Minstry has summoned Saudi Arabia's Ambassador Walid bin Abdul Karim El Khereiji to discuss the whereabouts of veteran journalist, Turkey's state media reported. [Full Article...]

Merkel at Yad Vashem: 'It Is Germany's Responsibility to Remember the Holocaust'

Merkel at Yad Vashem: 'It Is Germany's Responsibility to Remember the Holocaust' Talks are expected to focus on the Iran nuclear deal, restarting the talks with the Palestinians, and the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, which Israel plans to demolish shortly after Merkel's visit. Netanyahu has urged European nations to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and withdraw from the accord with his country's main enemy. On Thursday, however, she said the issue was "an I... [Full Article...]

Trump declares 'tremendous victory' after Kavanaugh is sworn into Supreme Court

Some protesters rushed past barriers in front of the U.S. Capitol Saturday before the confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh . Kavanaugh, 53, will solidify the nine-member Supreme Court's conservative majority. " An FBI investigation that did not include interviews of Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh is not a meaningful investigation in any sense of the word", they said in a statement quoted in U.... [Full Article...]

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake BBC reports that Saga Vanecek made the exciting discovery while swimming in the Vidostern lake in Sweden. An eight-year-old found Iron Age sword. A broach from between 300 to 400 A.D. was eventually found, as well as an 18th century coin. An archaeologist visited the scene the next day and "with goosebumps on her arms", examined Saga's find, Mr Vanecek said. [Full Article...]

Man (23) dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia

Man (23) dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia The Marine Education Society of Australia said sea snakes are among the world's most venomous creatures, though don't bite unless provoked or disturbed. They grow to between 120cm and 150cm but can get as long as three metres, and are considered to be non-aggressive. Associate Prof Bryan Fry, from the University of Queensland, described the death as a "tragically unlucky accident". [Full Article...]

Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking, yearbook

Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking, yearbook Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the term "Devil's Triangle", was in reference to a drinking game similar to a more well known drinking game called Quarters. "As Brett's roommate, I'm in a singular position, at least of the people who are willing to talk, to say, 'Listen, I saw him do this stuff that he said under oath that he didn't do", Roche sai... [Full Article...]

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say One Turkish official also told The Associated Press that detectives' "initial assessment" was that Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the consulate, without elaborating. The consulate insists that Khashoggi left the premises. His fiancee, who had waited outside, said he never came out. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. [Full Article...]

Sulawesi quake: Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1500

Sulawesi quake: Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1500 Indonesia plans to launch a new strategy to fund disaster recovery, which could include selling "catastrophe bonds", a government official said on Thursday, as the country faced up to the devastation from a huge quake and a tsunami. Not far away, rescuers were using small flags to mark the location of bodies found in the debris. Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who arrived early Friday in ... [Full Article...]

"Shame on you!": Protesters, Democrats react to Kavanaugh confirmation

Some have had none. "She didn't stop", Trump said. Amid partisan fights over the confirmation, three women came forward last month to accuse Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting or harassing them during his high school and university years. [Full Article...]

US Senate Confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Analysts said Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Donald Trump , would give conservatives a 5-4 majority on the court. Democrats meanwhile condemned the investigation - the parameters of which were reportedly set by the White House - as preordained. [Full Article...]

Fate of missing Saudi journalist puts Turkey in ironic position

Fate of missing Saudi journalist puts Turkey in ironic position The fiancee, who asked that her name be withheld, called police when Khashoggi did not emerge at 5 p.m., after the consulate had officially closed. His fiancé said he entered the consulate building after passing on his mobile phone to her. He went into self-imposed exile in the United States following the ascension of Prince Mohammed, now next in line to succeed his father, the 82-year-old King Sa... [Full Article...]

House Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control

House Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control A few hundred protesters are gathering outside the Capitol before the vote. Earlier Trump tweeted his support for Kavanaugh and praised crowds gathered at the Capitol to support the nominee. Kavanaugh forcefully and tearfully denied the accusations in a fiery opening statement and was openly hostile toward Democrats as they questioned him about the alleged assault and his drinking habits. [Full Article...]


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