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Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to be announced Friday

Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to be announced Friday His basic principle is that "justice is everyone's business", the committee said, calling him the "foremost, most unifying symbol, both nationally and internationally, of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflicts". Nadia Murad Basee Taha is a Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. This year, a total of 331 individuals and organisations were nominated for the presti... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans Are Confident Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed After Reading FBI Report

Senate Republicans Are Confident Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed After Reading FBI Report Here are scenes from the protests. Carrying signs that read "Women must be heard" or simply "Kava Nope", protesters marched from Washington's District Court to the steps of high court, chanting along the way. The FBI didn't interview Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford , one of his accusers, because it didn't have clear authority from the White House to do so, according to two people with ... [Full Article...]

White House defends Trump for mocking Ford

White House defends Trump for mocking Ford The Democrats said the information in the tweet is "not accurate", urging the GOP to correct it. "None of that stuff's public", Judiciary panel Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Susan Collins , R-Maine, addressed Trump's comments in a brief talk with reporters camped outside her office. "You're not helping. But it can be worse, you can actually kill somebody's cat, and puncture their tires to g... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says

Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says The 98-year-old spoke before a crowd of retirees in Boca Raton, according to the Palm Beach Post . Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010, told the audience that he had praised one of Kavanaugh's rulings on campaign finance in a book that Stevens wrote in 2014. [Full Article...]

‘Aggressive’ Chinese Warship Forces American Destroyer to Change Course

‘Aggressive’ Chinese Warship Forces American Destroyer to Change Course Meanwhile, a Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to a U.S. Navy ship in the South China Sea, forcing it to maneuver to prevent a collision, the U.S. The proposal means USA ships and aircraft will be operating close to Chinese forces and is expected to trigger a strong reaction from Beijing. Mattis this week acknowledged "tension points" between the USA and China, but told reporters he di... [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. files charges against 7 Russian intelligence officers

Justice Dept. files charges against 7 Russian intelligence officers Then came the US government's turn, with the US Justice Department charging seven Russian GRU intelligence officers - including the four nabbed in The Hague - of an global hacking rampage that targeted more than 250 athletes, a nuclear energy company and a Swiss chemical laboratory. [Full Article...]

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised'

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised' Earlier in the day, the ICJ ordered the United States to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. He cited a case brought to the court by the "so-called state of Palestine" challenging the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the main reason for withdrawing. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh In 1983: ‘We’re Loud, Obnoxious Drunks With Prolific Pukers’

Kavanaugh In 1983: ‘We’re Loud, Obnoxious Drunks With Prolific Pukers’ He went on to order his friends to "warn the neighbours that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us". A note, written in advance of the excursion by a teenage Kavanaugh, hints at the planned debauchery Kavanaugh expected during the beach outing. [Full Article...]

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate One copy of the report exists for all 100 senators to read. A handful of Republicans and Democrats have not decided whether to support Kavanaugh. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said he would tell him to "knock it off", though he was quick to defend Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Powerful Typhoon Trami batters Japan

Powerful Typhoon Trami batters Japan According to public broadcaster NHK, a truck driver was killed in a landslide in the western town of Tottori while another man reportedly drowned in a river in Yamanashi, west of Tokyo. East Japan Railway Co. shut down all of its train services in the metropolitan area Sunday evening and had only resumed them partially by 9 a.m. Monday. [Full Article...]

Vietnam War vet identified as suspect in deadly SC shooting ambush

Vietnam War vet identified as suspect in deadly SC shooting ambush Hopkins is a disbarred lawyer who has been charged several times in recent years, starting with a 2014 count of disorderly conduct, the AP reported . Wednesday, according to WIS-TV . There were children inside the home, but officers said none of them were hurt. Other posts from 2016 show images of rifles set up on what looks like a range, and say he was the "South Carolina 3-Gun Silhouette Cha... [Full Article...]

Jokes and complaints as Trump sends 'presidential alert' to 225 million Americans

Jokes and complaints as Trump sends 'presidential alert' to 225 million Americans Every smartphone in America received a Presidential Alert - a service via Wireless Emergency Alert System that Trump is using in case of national emergency. A message box popped up on screens, informing: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System". In a statement, Alaska's GCI said it too would be participating in the emergency alert network as a wireless provider. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of people died taking selfies, study reveals

Hundreds of people died taking selfies, study reveals AT LEAST 250 people across the world have died in the past six years taking selfies, a new study has found. In the study titled "Selfies: A boon or bane?" researchers published findings in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care that estimate some 259 people worldwide perished between October 2011 to November 2017 while attempting to take photos. [Full Article...]

Five law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina’s Florence County

Five law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina’s Florence County Nunn, and four city officers were shot, said Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler. He would not release the suspect's name or condition and other details were not immediately disclosed. The six officers are receiving treatment at a local hospital. A county coroner confirmed one city police officer had died. Officials said the confrontation with the shooter started about 4 p.m. [Full Article...]

US Navy veteran held in 'ricin' poison letters probe

US Navy veteran held in 'ricin' poison letters probe On Wednesday, however, a Pentagon spokeswoman said "preliminary analysis" had indicated the packages had contained castor beans from which ricin is usually extracted, and not the lethal poison itself. Two envelopes mailed to the Pentagon earlier this week tested positive in a screening center for a hazardous substance. All US Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon mail screening facility o... [Full Article...]

Israelis overwhelmingly support Trump, new poll shows

Israelis overwhelmingly support Trump, new poll shows The Pew Research Center poll found that respondents generally have less confidence in Trump's ability to lead than they do in Russia's Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping of China. Palestinians remain adamant that the US under Trump forfeited its role as a mediator due to its decision to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem. Canada and Mexico are case in point: On Monday, Trump announced the three co... [Full Article...]

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday dismissed the petition against the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar as it refused to interfere in central government's decision. Defense attorney Prashant Bhushan said the government should treat them as refugees, not as illegal migrants, and send a representative of the U.N. [Full Article...]

U.S. government charges seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking

U.S. government charges seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking And in a chilling note, one of the officers, Wilson added, had "also conducted malign activity in Malaysia", in an operation that targeted the inquiry into Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine after being hit by a missile. [Full Article...]

Tweets, White House says Federal Bureau of Investigation report supports Kavanaugh confirmation

Tweets, White House says Federal Bureau of Investigation report supports Kavanaugh confirmation Several people with information related to allegations against Kavanaugh told Reuters they had not heard from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting its report may be narrower than was desired by some of the lawmakers who demanded it just days ago. [Full Article...]

Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM Najib

Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM Najib She was charged under Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla) at Kuala Lumpur's Sessions Court 9 for allegedly receiving RM7,097,750 in funds obtained from money-laundering activities. [Full Article...]


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