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Washington Post publishes blank column after the paper's Saudi journalist goes missing
- October 06, 2018

The daily's editorial board also called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the 59-year-old writer "is free and able to continue his work". Why might Saudi Arabia want Khashoggi? Amnesty's Maalouf said the incident "sends a petrifying signal" to the kingdom's critics and dissidents. (more...)
Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation
- October 06, 2018

Instead, Collins, Manchin, and a whole host of Kavanaugh's defenders have settled on a rationalization that is as a patronizing as it is incoherent: that Ford must be confused about the very crux of her claim, the thing she testified under oath that she was "100 percent" certain of. (more...)
Hong Kong denies FT journalist visa after independence talk Hong Kong denies FT journalist visa after independence talk
- October 06, 2018

The newspaper said it has not been given a reason for Mallet's rejection, but the news comes weeks after Mallet defied requests from the Hong Kong and central Chinese governments to cancel a talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club with Andy Chan, an activist who called for Hong Kong to declare independence from mainland China . (more...)
Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty Of Murdering Laquan McDonald Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty Of Murdering Laquan McDonald
- October 06, 2018

The verdict is expected to be read at about 1:45 p.m. CT (2:45p ET) Friday. Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald . "This is not the Wild West out here. where an officer can shoot an individual. and try to justify it later". After deliberating for four hours on Thursday they had spent the night sequestered in a hotel with no access to media. (more...)
Spoiler alert: Susan Collins is a Republican
- October 06, 2018

Friday's "cloture" vote - 51-49 in favour - was a test of support for the embattled nominee who has faced sexual assault allegations from several women, including Prof Christine Blasey Ford . In an unexpected move on the eve of Friday's vote, retired supreme court justice John Paul Stevens said Kavanaugh's strikingly partisan tone while denying the allegations against him before the Senate judiciary committee last week should disqualify him. (more...)
Sen. Orrin Hatch: President 'May Have To' Show Tax Returns Sen. Orrin Hatch: President 'May Have To' Show Tax Returns
- October 06, 2018

But reporter Susanne Craig, one of the writers who broke the story, said on Good Morning America Wednesday that she's "not at all" concerned about a lawsuit. However, the investigative report by the newspaper refutes Trump's claims. In New York, tax officials had already been looking into whether Trump or his charitable foundation misrepresented their tax liability. (more...)
Trump Boards Air Force One With Toilet Paper Stuck to His Shoe Trump Boards Air Force One With Toilet Paper Stuck to His Shoe
- October 06, 2018

The president stopped at the top of the stairs, waved to supporters one last time, then the paper dislodged from his shoe and was left on the stairs as Trump boarded the airplane. In the footage, Trump, who was on his way to a Make America Great Again rally in Minnesota, gets out from his official auto and starts to board the aircraft. (more...)
Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China
- October 06, 2018

Meng's family have not heard from him since September 25, the ministry added, earlier than the September 29 date police sources had previously reported. Interpol added that the secretary general - not the president - was in charge of the day-to-day running of the 192-member organisation. When Meng Hongwei was elected as Interpol's president in November 2016 he said he was ready to do "everything he could towards the cause of policing in the world". (more...)
I might have cancer: Philippines' Duterte I might have cancer: Philippines' Duterte
- October 06, 2018

Three weeks after having his digestive tract as well as his colon examined, the 73-year-old President of the Philippines said that he had to take additional tests this week to see if he has any tumors in his body. Roque said he was kept "in the dark" about the president's trip to a hospital, which he said was for an endoscopy procedure. The spokesman denied on Friday that he had lied and said he didn't know about Duterte's medical schedule. (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize winners fight rape as 'a weapon of war' Nobel Peace Prize winners fight rape as 'a weapon of war'
- October 06, 2018

He later dedicated the prize to women victims of conflict and violence around the world. "We hoped our fate would be to be killed like the men instead of being sold and raped by Syrians, Iraqis". Ambrose called Murad's win "well deserved" and credits her with pressuring the Liberals to create a special program to provide safe haven to Yazidi refugees when she travelled to Parliament Hill in October 2016. (more...)
Utah toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash Utah toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash
- October 06, 2018

They had $1,060 in an envelope and they couldn't find the envelope over the weekend. The mystery of more than $1,000 that disappeared from a Utah family was solved when they discovered the money in pieces in the home's shredder, and found the culprit was their 2-year-old son. (more...)
North Korean hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars from banks North Korean hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars from banks
- October 06, 2018

FireEye made a decision to go public about the threat because the group appears to still be operating and is "undeterred by any diplomatic efforts", she said . By conservative estimates, this actor has stolen over a hundred million dollars, which would be a major return on the likely investment necessary to orchestrate these operations. (more...)
Attacker sought in sexual assault of woman in Brooklyn Attacker sought in sexual assault of woman in Brooklyn
- October 06, 2018

You know it's kind of scary, but I've never really been afraid in this area". The 27-year-old woman was walking near Richardson Street and Kingsland Avenue in Williamsburg around 2:20 a.m. The woman, who has lived in the city for only four months, walked about a mile-and-a-half, 2.4km, to the NYPD's 90th Precinct to report the assault. (more...)
EXCALIBUR: Girl, 8, Pulls 1,500-Year-Old Pre-Viking Sword From Lake EXCALIBUR: Girl, 8, Pulls 1,500-Year-Old Pre-Viking Sword From Lake
- October 06, 2018

What a museum worker calls an "amazing story" has emerged out of the south of Sweden, where a 1,500-year-old sword from the Iron Age was found in a lake-not by archaeologists or maritime researchers, but by an 8-year-old from Minneapolis. Even better that she was born in Minnesota, home of the Vikings - which her avid fan dad certainly gets a kick out of. Vanecek was forced to keep her incredible discovery to herself for weeks, as the museum anxious that if the story got out, people would ... (more...)
Donald Trump 'very proud' of Senate for advancing Kavanaugh nomination Donald Trump 'very proud' of Senate for advancing Kavanaugh nomination
- October 06, 2018

In the vote on Gorsuch past year, the cloture and final confirmation votes lined up perfectly (with the exception of one Republican senator who missed the final vote for health reasons). Joe Manchin crossed the floor to vote yes for Kavanaugh, amid claims he is trying to keep voters happy in his home state. Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. (more...)
Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog
- October 05, 2018

Britain says Russia's military intelligence agency , the GRU , attacked a wide range of civilian and political targets in what it calls a "flagrant violation of global law". The men had planned to travel on to a laboratory in Spiez, Switzerland used by the OPCW to analyse samples. "Such statements by the Foreign Office are nothing but crude disinformation, aimed at confusing the British and world public opinion", they said in a statement. (more...)
Turkey summons Saudi envoy to Ankara Turkey summons Saudi envoy to Ankara
- October 05, 2018

The Post's empty column in Friday's edition bore Khashoggi's byline and the headline: "A missing voice". He is also a former editorof the Saudi newspaper al-Watan and had worked with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a grandson of the first Saudi king who was detained previous year as part of what the authorities said was an anti-corruption campaign. (more...)
‘Political victimisation’: Political leaders react to Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘sudden’ arrest ‘Political victimisation’: Political leaders react to Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘sudden’ arrest
- October 05, 2018

He was detained by NAB officials and his vehicle was sent away. Soon after the "unexpected" detention of the PML-N president, political leaders, analysts and other notables reacted strongly to the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scam on Friday. (more...)
Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in fresh visit Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in fresh visit
- October 05, 2018

Pompeo said the day of the Trump-Kim summit he was hopeful there would be major North Korean disarmament by the end of Trump's term in January 2021. That was Kim and Moon's third meeting this year as they work to resolve the nuclear standoff following a torrid run of North Korean nuclear and missile tests. (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war
- October 05, 2018

Mukwege has been a critic of the Congolese government and has treated victims of sexual violence in that country. Mukwege, popularly known as the "rape surgeon", becomes the 23rd African and first Congolese to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize which was last awarded to Africans in 2011; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia. (more...)
Trump calls female protesters 'rude elevator screamers' Trump calls female protesters 'rude elevator screamers'
- October 05, 2018

Jeff Flake as he was on his way to the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on September 27. The procedural vote to start debate on Kavanaugh's nomination in the full Senate is set to take place at 10:30 a.m., which would clear the way for a final vote on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Senate Cloture Vote Brett Kavanaugh Senate Cloture Vote
- October 05, 2018

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews were to focus on sexual assault allegations, Democrats have also called into question his drinking habits during high school and college and dishonest comments they say he has made about his background. (more...)
Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife
- October 05, 2018

The investigation was opened after Mr Meng's wife went to police to report her husband missing. Europe reported that he left the country on September 29. He was elected president of Interpol two years ago . Meng, 64, was formerly China's deputy minister of public security, and has previously served as director of the country's coastguard and deputy head of the Chinese state oceanic administration. (more...)
Snake bite kills British man in Australia Snake bite kills British man in Australia
- October 05, 2018

Despite efforts to send help, the man died, police said. St John Ambulance operations manager Craig Garraway said there was little that could be done to save the man. Found in tropical and sub-tropical waters through south-east Asia, the western Pacific and northern Australia, they grow to between 120cm and 150cm but can get as long as three metres, and are considered to be non-aggressive. (more...)
Former South Korean president gets 15-year term for corruption Former South Korean president gets 15-year term for corruption
- October 05, 2018

The 76-year-old did not attend Friday's hearing as a protest against it being televised live. Lee has denied all wrongdoing and called the case against him "political revenge". While serving as Seoul mayor from 2002 to 2006, Lee further built up his can-do image by pushing through an ambitious yet tough project to demolish an inter-city highway and open up a long-paved-over stream to create a new landmark in central Seoul. (more...)

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