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World News Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
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But it was a crime in the shadows. On Friday, Mukwege dedicated his award to women around the world who have been wounded in wars and those "confronted with violence every day". " Nadia Murad is a person for whom I have a great deal of respect because her courage and strength in denouncing this barbarity in conflicts, which goes well beyond anything that one can imagine".

World News Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder
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Originally, the couple had kept the cash locked away in a filing cabinet - but once they had squirreled away $1,060, they placed the cash in an envelope and set it on the counter so they would do not forget to deliver it to Ben's parents. Jackee says the couple learned their lesson and won't be leaving valuable envelopes, or anything that could inadvertently end up in the shredder, out again.

World News Murkowski reveals why bucked GOP in key Kavanaugh vote
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The closely guarded collection of interviews is celebrated by Republican leaders as concrete proof that Kavanaugh did not harass or abuse women. Experts are split about whether the Kavanaugh uproar will fuel Republican or Democratic turnout, but Trump insisted that the " harsh and unfair " treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats is having "an incredible upward impact on voters".

World News USA charges Russian military officers over global hacking and disinformation campaigns
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Other alleged targets include the Court of Arbitration for Sport, football's governing body FIFA, and the US Westinghouse Electric Company, which specialises in nuclear technology. Here is a summary of the GRU's activities , according to western intelligence agencies. Dutch authorities searched a rental vehicle belonging to the men and found laptops with incriminating web history, maps, phones, cash, and an antenna that they determined had been pointed at the OPCW.

World News Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer's testimony
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Jurors listened as Van Dyke testified in his own words, explaining that he has had to draw his gun probably more than 20 times in his career. They may talk about what Van Dyke said he saw but that the camera could not have captured - that McDonald was "without expression", his eyes "bugging out of his head" and looking "right through me".

World News Kavanaugh protesters paid by billionaire Soros
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US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that billionaire investor and liberal donor George Soros was bankrolling the protesters converging on Washington D.C. Flake - a key GOP vote along with Alaska Sen. The "screamers" Trump speaks of, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, made a decision to take a trip to Flake's office on September 28 after they saw his statement of support for Kavanaugh, CBS News reported .

World News Pompeo set to meet Kim Jong Un on Sunday
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The United States has nonetheless insisted on maintaining tight UN sanctions against North Korea during the diplomatic drive, while Beijing has said it is time to start easing sanctions. Trump has nevertheless appeared keen on a second summit with Kim, even though recent North Korean statements have suggested the two sides are far from narrowing their differences.

World News South Korea jails former president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years
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Lee, 76, who has denied most of the allegations, didn't attend the court session, reportedly citing his health and in protest of a court decision to allow a live broadcast. His lawyer said the live broadcast would hurt South Korea's global image and undermine national unity, according to Yonhap news agency. He joined Hyundai Group's construction arm in the mid-1960s and led the company's rapid rise at a time when South Korea's economy grew explosively from the rubble of the 1950-53 ...

World News Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination
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On the Democrat side, Sen. President Donald Trump said after the procedural vote that he was "very proud". "But Democrats had pointed to not only the sexual assault allegations, which they described" but also questions about Kavanaugh's temperament during the hearing last week and whether he had lied about his drinking during high school and college, and what certain references in his high school yearbook meant .

World News Australia's Tampon Tax To Be Abolished
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Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice (centre) addresses the media outside of the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Melbourne, Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The coalition will take a new GST deal to the next election if Labor blocks proposed changes because they don't guarantee all states are better off.

World News Interpol President Reported Missing After Traveling to China
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The Interpol head travelled to China at the end of September. The president of global police group, Interpol , has allegedly gone missing after he went to China. At the time, human rights organizations such as Amnesty International expressed concerns that Beijing could use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees overseas.

World News Trump mocks Al Fraken for resigning amid sexual misconduct claims
Author: 0 Trump mocks Al Fraken for resigning amid sexual misconduct claims

He will hold rallies in Topeka, Kansas Saturday and in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Erie, Pennsylvania next week. He urged Minnesota voters to vote for Smith's Republican challenger Karin Housley. "1972 it hasn't been won I said - no look at the crowds they love it", said Trump . After touching down at a crowd at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport before the rally, Trump briefly addressed a crowd of 100 supporters who gathered on the tarmac.

Author: 0 Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war

He and his team have treated tens of thousands of victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the DRC, where, according to a 2011 study , 48 women are raped every hour. A captive of the ISIS, Murad was repeatedly subjected to rape. Oyvind Sternersen, a Nobel historian, said "This is a Nobel bullseye; recognising victims of war has a long history in the peace prize".

World News 'Fully confident' White House receives Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh
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Thousands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court and entered a Senate office building, holding signs such as "Believe Survivors" and "Kava-Nope". "I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been", Kavanaugh wrote in the Journal . Asked what she thought of the protest, Doreen Robinson, who was visiting the capital as a tourist from Washington State, said: "Not much".

World News Key Republicans hit out at Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser
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McConnell in a floor speech Wednesday said the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination this week. Their votes will likely decide whether he is confirmed. Senators prepared to view the FBI's completed report on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, which the Judiciary Committee announced it had received early Thursday morning, setting up another day of high drama on Capitol Hill.

World News Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan
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Like nearly every other current member of the Supreme Court, Stevens also has hired a former Kavanaugh clerk to work for him. Stevens cited commentary by Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe and others suggesting Kavanaugh had raised doubts about his political impartiality when he asserted that sexual misconduct accusations he faced stemmed from an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking " revenge on behalf of the Clintons ".

World News USA terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling
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The United States and its ally Israel said yesterday (12 October) they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from global institutions. The worldwide accords allowed Iran and Palestine to pursue legal action against the U.S. Earlier this year, the Trump administration killed US funding for the United Nations' aid for Palestinian refugees.

World News NYT Published 1983 Kavanaugh Letter to Embarrass Him: White House
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The letter-signed "Bart", Kavanaugh's nickname, according to the Times-includes a post script suggesting someone "warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us. In his testimony, Kavanaugh said that "Ralph" was a reference to throwing up but that it was because of his "weak stomach" and not from drinking. In one incident, Kavanaugh lifted an empty beer keg over his head to commemorate his group's progress toward finishing off 100 kegs during the school ...

World News Syria and Russian Federation to Integrate Defenses
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Hanegbi said that Russian Federation had previously stationed its own S-300 in Syria, so the system's capabilities had always been factored into Israeli planning. "This is a system which certainly makes things hard for us and requires that solutions be found", Steinitz told Israel's Army Radio. Syria's military would require "a few months" to get its S-300 operational, he said.

World News United States charges Russian military officers over global hacking and disinformation campaigns
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The GRU hackers are part of a group known as Fancy Bear . They said the Russian military intelligence service could have only been conducting operations of such scale on Kremlin orders. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok . Earlier, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson branded a series of global cyberattacks blamed on Russian Federation as the reckless actions of a "pariah state", saying that the United Kingdom and its North Atlantic ...

World News More than 1200 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has already started a process that will produce a crucial test vote in his polarized chamber Friday on Kavanaugh's fate. Inside the Capitol, mounting political strains over the approaching election-season showdown were mirrored by growing anxieties over senators' security following frequent and at times aggressive demonstrations by anti-Kavanaugh protesters.

World News 4 dead, 200 injured as powerful typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan
Author: 0 4 dead, 200 injured as powerful typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan

The storm caused widespread disruption, with many flights and trains cancelled. Typhoon Trami rapidly traversed eastern and northern parts of the largest main island of Honshu after making landfall in western Japan the previous night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

World News SC shooting suspect was disabled Vietnam vet
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In 2015 and 2017, he was charged for "running at large", which is related to an offense committed when one doesn't restrain their animals. Hopkins is now still at the hospital, and reportedly has a head injury and isn't able to speak to officers.

World News New Yorkers sue Trump and FEMA to stop Presidential Alert
Author: 0 New Yorkers sue Trump and FEMA to stop Presidential Alert

There's no reason for alarm but knowing about it beforehand will likely save you a few minutes researching the unexpected notification on your phone. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA): "The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed".

World News Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies
Author: 0 Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies

They scoured local and foreign news reports to calculate the reported such deaths in the past seven years and came up with this number. But for some taking a selfie has turned deadly. Dr Jain published his own study a year ago about selfie-related mortality in the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Other countries have taken similar steps to ensure safe selfie-taking - Russian Federation ran a public safety campaign in 2015 centered around safe picture-taking ...

World News Feds arrest man suspected of sending threatening letters to Pentagon, White House
Author: 0 Feds arrest man suspected of sending threatening letters to Pentagon, White House

Authorities say a Navy veteran has been arrested in connection with suspicious letters addressed to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Adm. But he added that "no wider threat to public safety exists at this time". "The envelope was not received at the White House , nor did it ever enter the White House", the spokesman continued.

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