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Nadia Murad: From jihadist slave to Nobel laureate

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At 11 am, CEST (2.30 pm, India time), the five-member Norwegian committee ended the guessing game by announcing this year's Nobel Peace Prize , which went to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. She escaped after three months and reached Germany, from where she campaigns for her people. The terror of this jihadi brute became so overwhelming that she eventually threw herself at a smaller man - begging him to take her. Read More »

Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday night (001 GMT) and was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometers) from the capital of Port-au-Prince . The tremor rattled the capital Port-de-Prince, sparking fear among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 quake that left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more injured. Read More »

Kavanaugh confirmed and sworn in as associate justice

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nine justices recognize the small world they inhabit, suggesting that the tense atmosphere surrounding Kavanaugh's nomination is unlikely to be replicated on the court. Hundreds were detained or arrested in various demonstrations leading up to Saturday's final vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. In regards to Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations surrounding him, she said that she was glad that boh Dr. Read More »

Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

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The Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote mostly along party lines, voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court and he was sworn in as a justice hours later. Republican senators who still care about the ideals of the US's founding and the strength of its democracy, ought to have thought carefully about these risks before they voted in Kavanaugh. Read More »

Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years on corruption charges

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Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak arrived for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul on March 14, 2018. Lee "took profits from the company for a long period" while serving as a lawmaker and Seoul mayor from 1992 to 2006, according to the ruling. He maintains the case was an act of political "revenge" by current President Moon Jae-in, who has promised to cleanse the nation of corruption scandals and has criticized Lee in ... Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh Has Been Confirmed To The Supreme Court

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Notably, neither Ford nor Kavanaugh spoke with the Bureau for the probe. McConnell said in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press that Kavanaugh also wanted to see it through to the finish. While her vote spurred criticism, Collins was cheered by Republicans including current and former presidents. "I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time", the senator said. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

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Murad, as one of the captives, was repeatedly subject to abuse and was one of 3,000 Yazidi girls captured by the Islamic State army. Some 331 individuals and organisations were nominated for the prestigious peace award this year. The main thesis of Denis Mukwege: "Justice". "I can see in the face of many women how they are happy to be recognised and this is really so touching", he told the foundation. Read More »

Toddler in Utah shreds more than $1000 in cash

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Jackee says her husband called the government department that deals with mutilated currency , and was told he could send the shredded money to them and the couple would get their money back. As the couple emptied the container, their money tumbled out like confetti. Recalling the moment Jackee opened up the shredder, Ben, of Bountiful, Ut., told KSL-TV: 'I'm digging through the trash and she hollers and says, "I found it". Read More »

Time running out as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

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He said he believes his son, who was praying at the time when the disaster struck, has gone to heaven. "I have faith in that". Others braved the scorching sun as they listened to the mosque's imam encouraging them to be courageous. They said they would come with the heavy machines but they didn't". But the Central Sulawesi tsunami was "atypical" and could not have been simulated, Girardet said in Bangkok. Read More »

Turkey concludes Saudi journalist killed by ‘murder’ team, sources say

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Prince Mohammed earlier denied in an interview with Bloomberg that the journalist had been inside the consulate and said Turkish authorities could search the building, which is Saudi sovereign territory. Tensions have grown between the countries since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganbacked Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia a year ago. Saturday evening, the Post wrote that "the killing, if confirmed, would mark a stunning escalation of Saudi Arabia's effort to silence dissent ". Read More »

These Are All of Brett Kavanaugh's Lies

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Thirty-five years ago, the other students in the room chose to laugh and look the other way as sexual violence was perpetrated on me by Brett Kavanaugh . Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday to answer questions about an alleged sexual assault from the 1980s. Roche told CNN his memory of Kavanaugh is that "he was on the far edge of this - he was notably heavier in his drinking than other people". Read More »

San Diego delegates, voters react to Kavanaugh confirmation

The final vote was 50-48 and interrupted several times by protesters as senators sat silent at their desks for the formal roll call vote. Mr. Trump, flying to Kansas for a political rally, flashed a thumbs-up gesture when the tally was announced and praised Mr. Read More »

US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice

Like so many Americans, I am deeply disappointed in Senator Collins' vote for Kavanaugh. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), another possible swing vote, confirmed his "yes." vote. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him. Manchin is in a tight race for re-election in his home state, where President Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by 42 percentage points in 2016. Read More »

Interpol asks China for info on agency’s missing president

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The South China Morning Post reported on Friday that Meng, who is the first Chinese head of Interpol, was apprehended on his arrival in China last week and is now under investigation. Before taking over at Interpol, Mr Meng was deputy minister in charge of public security in China and is still a senior Communist Party official. Meng has nearly 40 years' experience in criminal justice and policing, and has overseen matters related to legal institutions, narcotics control and ... Read More »

N tables resolution in Punjab Assembly condemning Shehbazs arrest

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Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, was accused by the country's anti-graft body of corruption in the Ashiana Housing case. He has fled to the United Kingdom and the NAB has written to the interior ministry to bring him back from overseas through Interpol . "We will prove that allegations against Shahbaz Sharif are baseless", he said. Read More »

Laquan McDonald: Verdict reached in Chicago police shooting

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Media captionDashcam footage shows the moment 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by police in Chicago What's the political fallout? Rev. He said the officer was now a convicted felon and faced mandatory prison time of at least several years. One juror said they kicked off deliberations by taking a blind vote to find their baseline. Read More »

Probes of Trump taxes carry potential for millions in fines

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In addition, the newspaper reported that the family used a variety of schemes - some potentially illegal - to minimize their taxes. The report contradicts Trump's portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1 million loan from his father. Read More »

India inks deal for S-400 purchase from Russian Federation on Putin's visit

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Neither Modi nor Putin mentioned the deal in their statements to the media. Russian Federation will also help India in its plans to mount a manned space mission by 2022. India, walking a tightrope between Russian Federation and the United States while keeping a wary eye on China, is expected to seek sanctions waivers but President Donald Trump's administration has signalled this is unlikely. Read More »

Trump Accuses Soros Of Paying Women To Confront Flake

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He also claimed the signs, which look professionally made, were identical - therefore paid by Soros. Paid for by Soros and others. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Orrin Hatch of Utah were yelled at this past week by protesters opposed to Judge Brett M. Read More »

Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war

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After hearing that Murad had won the Nobel prize, Peres says, "I think of all the women I met in Iraq, and I very much hope that the news of the honor Nadia has won will reach them and give them the strength to speak out". The award recognises "her courage in defending [the] human rights of victims of terror & sexual violence", Salih tweeted, and is an "honor for all Iraqis who fought terrorism & bigotry". Read More »

Justice Dept. announces charges against 7 Russian operatives for cyber attacks

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The Netherlands said Thursday it had immediately expelled the agents from GRU military intelligence in April for trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. Three of the suspects, however, were also charged by Robert Mueller , the special counsel, in July , authorities said. In a series of debates with rival Hillary Clinton, Trump casts doubt on Moscow's role in hacks that targeted the DNC and Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta. Read More »

Pompeo to travel to meet Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang next week

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Pompeo will visit Pyongyang Sunday as the USA pushes to dismantle the regime's nuclear weapons program and set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim. Another visit by Pompeo was announced in August but was abruptly canceled by Trump. After a meeting between Pompeo and Ri on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the State Department announced that Pompeo will travel to North Korea to discuss the second Trump-Kim summit. Read More »

One officer killed, four others injured in South Carolina shooting

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Kirby says Hopkins is hospitalized with a head injury and unable to speak with officers. Four police officers and three sheriff deputies were shot, Heidler said. At least 100 law enforcement officers swarmed the area around the shooting, ABC News affiliate WPDE reported. There is no word on the injured conditions of the injured officers at this time. Read More »

With all senators now decided, Kavanaugh confirmation looks likely

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Ironically, the vote to confirm Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court came on the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the newspaper report of sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Confirming Kavanaugh will tilt the apex court 5-4 in favor of conservatives and affect the lives of all Americans for one or more generations, given that there is no retirement age for Supreme Court justices. Read More »

John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

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As the Post noted, Stevens previously praised Kavanaugh in his 2014 book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution . "At that time , I thought (Kavanaugh) had definitely the qualifications ... Stevens is famously a lifelong Republican-though he just as famously sided with the liberal wing of the court on several hot-button issues over the years. Read More »

Officer Dead, 6 Others Injured In South Carolina Standoff

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Hopkins was disbarred as an attorney in 1984, four years after he got his law license, online records show. "I just love the smell of gunpowder in the mornin's", said the post. The filing does not elaborate on the injury. Police brought in an armored personnel carrier to recover the wounded. "They got out of the vehicle, and they were shot before they got to the door", Lott said. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh wins vote that brings him closer to Supreme Court role

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If the procedural vote passes, the Senate could move to a final vote as early as Saturday, one month before the November 6 midterm elections. It is not a done deal, however. Kavanaugh has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct while he was a student at Yale and Georgetown Preparatory, an elite Jesuit high school. Read More »

'Tampon tax' facing axe in GST carve-up

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Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting Commission there is a "strong agreement" to axe the tax from 1 January 2019 . The decision followed a almost two decade-long campaign by gender rights activists, who argued that the tax was discriminatory. Read More »

Interpol president Meng Hongwei reported missing after trip to China

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Meng Hongwei at the 2017 Interpol World congress in Singapore. He is a veteran of China's police and security systems, serving as the country's vice minister of public security and the head of the country's Interpol bureau. Amnesty International said Meng's rise to the international office was "alarming given China's long-standing practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees overseas". Read More »

GOP Senator: Send Criminal Referral Regarding Kavanaugh Accuser Swetnick

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Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti , told the AP that court cases involving her have no bearing on the credibility of her claims about Kavanaugh. Senate GOP aides told him they "didn't have a way" to pass his information to her, he said . Snow, who interviewed Swetnick on Monday, also said her memory seems hazy and she seems unsure about her own story. When one person commented that Kelly is enabling the "Male Misogynistic Culture", Kelly - who previously accused former Fox News' Roger Ailes of ... Read More »