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Susan Rice considering 2020 challenge to Collins in Maine

Capitol police dragged some screaming protesters out of the chamber. Kavanaugh denied the assault accusations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford , a...


McConnell leaves option open for SCOTUS nominee in 2020

Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations. By a vote of 50-48, the deeply-divided Senate gave the lifetime job to Kavanaugh, 53, after weeks of fierce de...


McConnell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight

Every Democrat voted against the Trump appointee, except for Sen. Trump tweeted that 'Steve was ready to do whatever he had to, but we had the necessary numbe...


Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

The figure drastically increases the estimates for missing people since the disaster struck 10 days ago. Many hundreds of people are still buried in mud and...


William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

Romer, for work on the interplay of climate and the economy. He teaches economics at New York University, where he founded the Stern Urbanisation Project, whi...


IndyRef2 not needed to achieve Scottish independence, says SNP MP

Scotland could become an independent country without holding a second referendum on the issue, one of the SNP's most senior MPs has claimed. She continued: ...


30-year-old Bulgarian investigative journalist raped, killed

Prosecutors say possession including Marinova's cell phone, auto keys, and most of her clothing were missing. Bulgarian interior minister Mladen Marinov denie...


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

The vice president can vote in the event of a Senate tie. The outcome, telegraphed Friday when the final undeclared senators revealed their views, was devoid ...


Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea

The Washington Post reported that Pompeo met with Kim for about two hours and had lunch. "We made significant progress". "Most importantly, both the leade...


Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

Surveillance footage spread online that appeared to show the Palestinian fleeing the site with a gun. The army, however, said the alleged shooter was still em...


Hong Kong refuses visa for FT journalist who hosted independence speech

Hong Kong's decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an "urgent explanation", the United Kingdom said yesterday, as f...


Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff

In what is likely to be a deeply polarizing runoff, Bolsonaro, an outspoken apologist for Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, will now face leftist Fernan...


Susan Collins slams anti-Kavanaugh activists for 'trying to buy votes'

The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination by 50 votes to 48. Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she ap...


Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called Kavanaugh's confirmation "a low moment for the Senate, the court, and the country" and said of Kavanaugh,...


Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard

And without voicing an opinion about the allegations, Mrs. Trump said victims of "any kind of abuse or violence" must be helped. Egypt, a key regional ally of...


Collins: ‘I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was’ Ford’s assailant

Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him. Dickerson asked Collins whether the fact that holes were poked in Ford's allegations, even by President ...


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

Protesters rallied in Washington and other United States cities against the ascent of the 53-year-old jurist, who has faced multiple allegations of sexual misc...


Bus driver put on leave after letting monkey take the wheel

The incident took place on October 1 in a bus plying Davanagere to Bharamasagara. A KSRTC official told TOI that the driver has been suspended from his post...


McConnell Praises Sen. Collins, Responds to Susan Rice Possibly Floating Opposing Bid

Senator Susan Collins - a maverick member of Trump's Republican party - and her Democrat counterpart Joe Manchin said allegations that Brett Kavanaugh had s...


Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to U.S. supreme court

Kavanaugh's confirmation appeared to be in trouble a week ago, when three Republican senators, along with Democrats, demanded a supplemental FBI investigation...


Melania Trump Wears Another Controversial Outfit - This Time With A Disturbing History

CAIRO Melania Trump says she has, at times, told the president to put his phone down. However, she told reporters, referring to the Twitter habits o...


Japan to Skip Fleet Review Ceremony amid Flag Row with S

The nation's Navy has been notified by Tokyo that it can not participate in the International Fleet Review , unless Seoul accepts the Rising Sun flag on Japa...


Nobel prize win significant 'for all women' suffering sexual violence: Murad

At the age of 23, she was named the UN's first goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking. The Nobel committee said Murad had sho...


Melania Trump Gets Bumped by Baby Elephant During Africa Trip

Trump sashayed to the beat of African music while being welcomed to an orphanage. While feeding elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi , on...


Susan Collins says she wavered on Kavanaugh nomination

Hirono also sidestepped Bash's question on whether Michael Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels, hurt the Democrats' arguments against Kavanaugh's ...


Meng under investigation: China breaks silence on Interpol director disappearance

Although the commission did not detail the allegations against Meng, its mandate is to investigate corruption cases as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's an...


Elections: PDP Announces Atiku Abubakar As Presidential Candidate

The convention originally billed for 10am is yet to start as at the time of filing this report at 5:05pm. He said PDP was aware of plots or machinations of al...


20 dead after limo crashes into Schoharie tourist spot

It is unclear how numerous fatalities were people inside the limo or standing outside the restaurant, a popular tourist spot during fall foliage season. The sto...


Merkel shows solidarity against Iranian threat during visit to Israel

On the topic of the Nation-State law, Merkel expressed her concern that the legislation made her anxious about the rights of minorities; however, she added th...


Second Rwandan woman jailed after opposing Kagame in elections granted bail

Rwanda on Friday ordered the release on bail of a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame , further raising hopes for greater political tolerance in the country ...


Trump wins: Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court

It has nine judges, all of whom are appointed for life, and the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh is likely to give it a more conservative hue. "The Democrats a...


At least 11 dead, many wounded in Haiti quake

In a post on Twitter, President Jovenel Moise, who faced calls for his resignation over the summer due to fuel price hikes, urged people to remain calm after ...


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

He has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since fleeing Saudi Arabia past year. "My understanding is he entered [the consulate] and he got out after a few ...


British man dies after being bitten by a sea snake

They "are venomous but considered to be non-aggressive and rarely attack unless provoked", says The Guardian . Sea snakes are mostly found in tropical waters...


Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami hit 1,500

Authorities say over 100 people are still unaccounted for. The five-member International Emergency Firefighters team said late Thursday its sensor "detected t...


Trump administration asks Google to shun China Search project

Pence highlighted a few practices in particular, including a policy that requires firms based in other countries to provide trade secrets to Chinese partners,...


Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

But the move did not affect the ultimate result of the vote. Republicans have a slim 51-49 hold on the Senate. She would have provided corroborating evidence, i...


Kavanaugh's Freshman Roommate James Roche Says Kavanaugh Lied

Roche, who was roommates with Kavanaugh during their freshman year at Yale University, said Kavanaugh was "relatively quiet and studious most of the time " b...


Saudi journalist 'killed inside consulate' - Turkish sources

A protestor holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018, in Istanbu...


Protesters urge Senators to vote 'no' on Kavanaugh as decision looms

It is unclear that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh . Only Collins appears to believe that Kavanaugh consi...


Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist

His fiancée said he did not come out and she has been unable to contact him since. "We have been unable to reach Jamal today and are very concerned about wh...


French Man Jailed For Slapping Woman

In the end, on Thursday, the Paris court sentenced the offender, which, in accordance with French law called just Tiresom M., to a fine of 2 thousand euros, f...


Opposition to Kavanaugh Confirmation Continues Ahead of Final Vote

An agreement with Republicans on the committee led to President Donald Trump calling on the FBI to complete a supplemental background investigation into the...


Kavanaugh Confirmation Appears Likely after Collins Announces Support

But he says in a statement he is casting his vote on "what is best for West Virginia". That previous vote was to limit debate, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination ...


Melania Trump’s white hat in Africa lands her in ‘colonial’ controversy

During their discussions at State House, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta gave the US First Lady a copy of Beyond Zero's strategic framework for 2018-2022 which she...


US Navy's Pacific Fleet planning global force showdown with China

The plan fits with the "larger consequences" to which US Secretary of Defense James Mattis referred at June's Shangri-La Dialogue security conference that China...


Congolese Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege Wins Joint Nobel Peace Prize

This year, the committee wanted to send "a message of awareness that women who constitute half the population in most communities actually are used as a weapo...


MBS: Saudi Arabia has nothing to hide about Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi is a prominent columnist for the Washington Post and has long criticised the Saudi government's reform programme under the auspices of the crown pri...


Headteachers criticised by wildlife charities for closing schools amid spider invasion

The headteachers of Ellen Wilkinson Primary School in Beckton and Star Primary School in Canning Town said they hoped to reopen once the spiders have been clear...


India buys Russia's S-400 defense system, straining US ties

Putin arrived in India on Thursday evening for a two-day official visit. Though Russia was the major supplier (around 80%) of arms and ammunition to India d...