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World News Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021

Human rights bodies and journalist rights action groups have raised the possibility of "forced disappearance" as the journalist remains unaccounted for. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters that Khashoggi remained in the consulate and the authorities were negotiating with the Saudis to resolve the issue.

World News 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine
Author: 0 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine

The Albany Times Union reported the limo was carrying a wedding party. Their names have not been released pending family notification. "The investigation is very preliminary it's in its infancy stages", New York State Police Capt. A local official said the road has always been a hazard despite improvements made by state Department of Transportation officials seven years ago. Finnagen added: "The first responders broke some windows to try to get people out".

World News Merkel arrives in Israel for Netanyahu talks
Author: 0 Merkel arrives in Israel for Netanyahu talks

She said the nuclear deal would be discussed further with Netanyahu. "Iran can not be next to Israel's border in Syria in the Golan", Merkel said in a joint conference with Netanyahu during her visit to the Jewish state on Thursday. The two drafted a joint statement calling for " Ending occupation, halting demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, and stopping the trend of strengthening the extreme right in both Germany and Israel.

Author: 0 The only Republican senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation

McConnell, who stalled Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the court in his final year in office and for whom the new conservative majority represents a defining achievement, predicted that Democratic tactics during confirmation battle would electrify Republican voters in November.

World News At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake
Author: 0 At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday night (001 GMT) and was centred 12 miles (19 kilometres) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometres) from the capital of Port-au-Prince . The town of Chansolme and the small island of Tortuga also suffered damage, officials said. The police chief for the northwest region, Jackson Hilaire, said at least seven people were killed and more than 100 injured in Port-de-Paix.

World News Sea snake bite kills British man in NT
Author: 0 Sea snake bite kills British man in NT

Most often, attacks of sea snakes are found on trawlers, however, they are usually non-lethal - reptile produces enough poison. Sea snakes are among the world's most venomous animals, but the creatures don't bite unless provoked, according to the Marine Education Society of Australia.

World News Palu airport to reopen after quake and tsunami
Author: 0 Palu airport to reopen after quake and tsunami

About 1,700 houses in one neighbourhood were swallowed up by ground liquefaction , which happens when soil shaken by an quake behaves like a liquid, and hundreds of people are believed to have perished, the disaster agency said. At least 600,000 children have been affected by the quake, Save the Children said, with many sleeping on the streets among ruins. Teams from Indonesia's communications ministry and disaster agency have taken to Twitter and other social media to debunk fake claims in ...

World News US Vice President Mike Pence Accuses China Of Interfering In Upcoming Elections
Author: 0 US Vice President Mike Pence Accuses China Of Interfering In Upcoming Elections

Pence laid out measures Beijing is employing to undermine the Trump administration . Those tariffs have taken a toll on farm states like Iowa. Flags of U.S. Researchers from the Eurasia Group consultancy said the speech went well beyond the trade spat. The Communist Party-linked Global Times , in an editorial, urged China to hold firm to its position and view with objectivity the US' strategy and not be led by the nose by its politicians.

Author: 0 Pentagon sees China as 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry

They also acknowledge that the intelligence community would have to weigh in with any concerns about reactions from China. Pence will also argue that Chinese officials have tried to influence business leaders to condemn USA trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China".

World News Saudi journalist 'killed inside consulate' - Turkish sources
Author: 0 Saudi journalist 'killed inside consulate' - Turkish sources

Saudi Arabia had vehemently denied that Khashoggi was detained after he entered the consulate. Reacting to the news of his alleged murder, Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, said she "did not believe he has been killed". On Friday, Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Ankara over the issue. Relations between the two countries are already strained after Turkey sent troops to the Gulf state of Qatar previous year in a show of support after its Gulf ...

Author: 0 Trump rallies in Kansas Saturday after Kavanaugh is confirmed

Kavanaugh's nomination has been imperiled by accusations of sexual misconduct. A deeply divided U.S. Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, as Republicans dismissed the sexual misconduct accusations and delivered a major victory to Trump.

World News Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge
Author: 0 Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, branded Mr Kavanaugh an "extreme partisan" with an "injudicious demeanour". 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".

World News Saudi journalist goes missing in Istanbul
Author: 0 Saudi journalist goes missing in Istanbul

Khashoggi , a prominent commentator on Saudi affairs who writes for The Washington Post's Global Opinions section, has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since a year ago, when he left Saudi Arabia over concerns he would be arrested or prevented from traveling.

World News Did China detain missing Interpol president?
Author: 0 Did China detain missing Interpol president?

While Interpol is still waiting for an official response from China, an official investigation has been launched in France. Meng Hongwei had not been heard since traveling to China at the end of September. According to BBC Asia Editor Celia Hatton, Meng Hongwei's disappearance seems to fit in with a now familiar pattern among China's senior Communist Party officials.

World News Accuser Ramirez says senators 'deliberately ignoring' Kavanaugh’s behaviour
Author: 0 Accuser Ramirez says senators 'deliberately ignoring' Kavanaugh’s behaviour

The Senate voting 51 to 49 to advance his nomination. Vice President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. The opinion column went live shortly before The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed written by Kavanaugh, in which he described his testimony as "forceful and passionate" and affirmed his commitment to "keep an open mind in every case".

Author: 0 Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain

Protesters chanted "Shame" at Manchin later when he talked to reporters outside his office. West Virginia's Joe Manchin is also planning to vote yes on Kavanaugh-the only Democrat to do so. Kavanaugh's confirmation process was scrambled by allegations of sexual misconduct and assault that emerged in recent weeks. He angrily denied the accusations.

World News Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war
Author: 0 Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war

Asked whether the Me Too movement had inspired the Nobel committee's choice, chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said: "Me Too and war crimes are not quite the same". "Survivors deserve a safe and secure pathway home or safe passage elsewhere", she said in an online statement, later that day. She said, " We want to send a message that women who constitute half the population in those communities actually are used as weapons and that they need protection, and that the perpetrators have to ...

World News JKIA terminal to be closed down for Melania Trump's arrival today
Author: 0 JKIA terminal to be closed down for Melania Trump's arrival today

The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari. US First Lady Melania Trump shakes hands with First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta as she boards her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018, as she heads to Cairo, the final stop on her week-long trip through four countries in Africa.

World News Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty in Murder of LaQuan McDonald
Author: 0 Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty in Murder of LaQuan McDonald

The panel of eight women and four men - seven of them white, one black, three Hispanic and one Asian - began deliberations Thursday afternoon. They did not divulge their names. One juror acknowledged they watched it "many, many, many times". Last year, the city borrowed US$225 million on police-related settlements and judgments, bringing the total to US$709 million between 2010 and 2017, according to a report by the Action Centre on Race and the Economy.

World News Russia deals put India in a tricky spot with the US
Author: 0 Russia deals put India in a tricky spot with the US

These missiles will provide India umbrella coverage against any air-borne threats like fighter jets, missiles and UAVs. "The Administration has indicated that a focus area for the implementation of CAATSA Section 231 is new or qualitative upgrades in capability - including the S-400 air and missile defense system", the spokesperson said.

World News MN girl pulls 1500-year-old Viking sword from Swedish lake
Author: 0 MN girl pulls 1500-year-old Viking sword from Swedish lake

Saga's father Andy Vanecek told the English-language website The Local he initially thought his daughter had found an unusual stick or branch in the water. a sword. "We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword", he was quoted as saying in the report.

World News Shehbaz Sharif Arrives in Accountability Court in Lahore
Author: 0 Shehbaz Sharif Arrives in Accountability Court in Lahore

Police and anti riot force will be deployed around the accountability court today ahead of Shehbaz Sharif's appearance. According to sources, Shehbaz was arrested after Fawad Hasan Fawad, the then implementation secretary, told NAB that he carried out corrupt activities in projects in Punjab on orders from Shehbaz, who was the chief minister then.

World News NY mayor directs Finance Department to investigate Trump inheritance
Author: 0 NY mayor directs Finance Department to investigate Trump inheritance

That lawsuit spurred an ongoing investigation of the charity and its tax practices by the state Tax Department, which is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration. Under New York and federal law, there is no statute of limitations to pursuing civil tax cases if authorities suspect an intent to evade taxes. In addition to maneuvers aimed at avoiding estate taxes, the Times reported that Fred Trump paid little to no federal gift taxes on eight apartment buildings that were transferred to ...

World News Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
Author: 0 Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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
Author: 0 Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder

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
Author: 0 Murkowski reveals why bucked GOP in key Kavanaugh vote

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".