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Latvia exit polls put pro-Russia Harmony party ahead
- October 07, 2018

Shortly after polling stations closed, national broadcaster LTV put Harmony ahead with 19.4 percent of the vote in the general election. For example a coalition containing the New Conservatives, National Alliance, For Development/For! and the Greens and Farmers Union would hold 53 seats. (more...)
At least 11 dead after 5.9 magnitude quake in Haiti At least 11 dead after 5.9 magnitude quake in Haiti
- October 07, 2018

Several buildings are reported to have been destroyed. But the extent of the damage and the exact number of casualties is still unknown. An natural disaster has struck off the northern coast of Haiti, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than a hundred when several buildings collapsed in the impoverished Caribbean country, officials said. (more...)
Video shows monkey 'driving' bus in Karnataka, India Video shows monkey 'driving' bus in Karnataka, India
- October 07, 2018

According to KSRTC officials, the driver, named Prakash, has been taken off active driving duties. The incident occurred on October 1 when the bus was on a regular trip from Davangere to Halekall in the same district, about 30 km away. The small clip showed the driver unfazed by the animal being responsible for driving the vehicle, occasionally petting it and grinning as he was being filmed. (more...)
VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump
- October 07, 2018

He also noted a multi-page advertising supplement that was inserted last week in the Des Moines Register in Iowa, the home state of the US ambassador to China and a pivotal state in this year's elections and the 2020 presidential election. (more...)
Melania Trump has told husband to tweet less Melania Trump has told husband to tweet less
- October 07, 2018

She also expressed her keeness on working on boosting cooperation across social domains, as an extension of the fruitful partnership between the two countries. And she says she doesn't always agree with what he tweets . Some commentators said she had made a mistake by wearing a white pith helmet, a hat favored by 19th century European colonialists, because of its association with the exploitation of Africans. (more...)
No signs of life in hotel rubble, week after Indonesia quake No signs of life in hotel rubble, week after Indonesia quake
- October 07, 2018

Worldwide help in searching for survivors has gathered pace, but communities in more remote areas have been cut off by broken roads, landslides and crippled communications, leaving people increasingly desperate for basic needs as aid has only just begun to trickle through. (more...)
Toddler shreds over $1,000 his parents saved to pay a debt Toddler shreds over $1,000 his parents saved to pay a debt
- October 07, 2018

When a Salt Lake City couple left an envelope out with $1,060 inside, they didn't think their 2-year-old son would do anything with it. The cash was cut up into tiny pieces. This is the route the couple hopes to take. "He said, 'Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you'll get your money back'". (more...)
Celebrities react to Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Justice confirmation
- October 07, 2018

The confirmation will mark a major victory for President Donald Trump , who will soon be able to take credit for appointing two conservative justices to the Supreme Court during his relatively brief time in office so far and possibly create a conservative majority on the bench for a generation. (more...)
Senate votes Friday in first step to possible Kavanaugh confirmation Senate votes Friday in first step to possible Kavanaugh confirmation
- October 07, 2018

Shortly before the vote, Trump said Kavanaugh "will be a great justice of the Supreme Court ". "I'm pleased the Senate has moved closer to confirming Brett Kavanaugh to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice". Ford has relied upon as evidence. Big day for America!" "I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Collins said. (more...)
Missing Saudi journalist was killed inside Turkey consulate Missing Saudi journalist was killed inside Turkey consulate
- October 07, 2018

The sources did not say how they believed the killing was carried out. "Everything was videotaped to prove the mission had been accomplished and the tape was taken out of the country". Later that day, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ( MBS ) said Saudi authorities would allow Turkey to search its consulate. "Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with money", he told Bloomberg in an interview . (more...)
At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire
- October 07, 2018

Acting governor Matabuana said: "We have taken measures to take charge of all the victims". Matadi, at the other end of the highway, is on an estuary that leads to the Atlantic Ocean and is the DR Congo's sole port. Overloaded trucks carrying goods as well as oil tankers regularly ply this highway. The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo said it had offered assistance for the injured, with nine ambulances en route to help with medical evacuations. (more...)
French Man Thrown in Jail for Slapping Woman French Man Thrown in Jail for Slapping Woman
- October 06, 2018

Prosecutors described Mr M as "violent and impulsive", after the trial was delayed after a report into his mental health was requested. A Paris court on Thursday ordered him not to contact the woman, and fined him €2,000 (£1,770) in damages. (more...)
College Roommate: Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath About Drinking College Roommate: Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath About Drinking
- October 06, 2018

Don't F****** TELL PEOPLE BRETT GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME! "But Brett's drinking was unusual". You know that these authors and other journalists - including, of course, documentarians, broadcasters and investigative reporters - are going to interview more than the nine people reportedly recently interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation when agents were seeking information relating to allegations that Kavanagh committed sexual assault in his youth, right? But Roche wrote that ... (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice
- October 06, 2018

Murkowski was the lone Republican to vote against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination during Friday's cloture vote. Sen. Susan Collins of ME, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican, spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for Kavanaugh in detail. (more...)
Pope says Church can no longer tolerate silence on abuse
- October 06, 2018

In its statement, the Vatican said it had ordered a preliminary investigation in September a year ago after it was informed by the Archdicoese of NY that a man had accused McCarrick of having abused him in the 1970s. to ascertain all the relevant facts, to place them in their historical context and to evaluate them objectively". Both abuse and its cover-up can no longer be tolerated and a different treatment for Bishops who have committed or covered up abuse, in fact represents a form of ... (more...)
GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
- October 06, 2018

Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh! ". Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two. (more...)
US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya
- October 06, 2018

The first Lady snaps a selfie while being guided around the park. Melania began her first solo African tour in Ghana and arrived in Malawi shortly after 2pm. Her trip has included promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development, a department which has seen its funding cut twice by Donald Trump. (more...)
Pope opens youth synod as confidence dips on abuse fallout Pope opens youth synod as confidence dips on abuse fallout
- October 06, 2018

He prayed for God's help to ensure that the church "does not allow itself from one generation to the next to be extinguished or crushed by the prophets of doom and misfortune, by our own shortcomings, mistakes and sins". He attacked clericalism, which he defined as a view that priests and bishops are the elite who exercise power but he branded as "the root of many evils in the Church". (more...)
US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China - CNNPolitics US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China - CNNPolitics
- October 06, 2018

The Pacific fleet would operate near these waters and the Taiwan Strait to claim the right to freely transit worldwide waters. A Chinese warship came within 45 yards of the US destroyer, forcing it to change course at it was passing disputed islands in the South China sea, a USA official said. (more...)
POISONOUS SPIDER invasion leaves London schools on LOCKDOWN POISONOUS SPIDER invasion leaves London schools on LOCKDOWN
- October 06, 2018

But experts from the charity Buglife and the educational group UK Wildlife have condemned the move as an over-reaction and warned that children may be at greater risk from the pesticides used to get rid of the spiders. Lisle Von Buchenroder, headteacher at Star Primary and Sue Ferguson, headteacher of Ellen Wilkinson said they were looking at "alternative venues" so lessons could continue. (more...)
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests
- October 06, 2018

Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Gaza's Health Ministry said a 12-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man were shot dead by Israeli forces. Gaza protesters demand an end to an Israeli and Egyptian blockade and rights to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel's founding in 1948. (more...)
Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Two fighting sexual violence share the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
- October 06, 2018

Yazidi campaigners said on Friday the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to activist Nadia Murad was the "ultimate recognition" of the religious minority's suffering at the hands of Islamic State and would reinvigorate their quest for justice. (more...)
Russia, India announce major air defence system deal Russia, India announce major air defence system deal
- October 06, 2018

Putin told journalists on Friday. The deal signed on Friday is a setback to U.S. efforts to "isolate" Russian Federation and it would now have to choose between "punishing" India or agreeing to a waiver. After the summit, Modi spoke of a "trusted" and "special and privileged partnership" with Moscow as he addressed reporters along with Putin. Though the United States had warned any such agreement between India and Russian Federation could attract sanctions under the USA law, the BJP-led ... (more...)
Rwandan court frees activist Diane Rwigara Rwandan court frees activist Diane Rwigara
- October 06, 2018

A high court ordered the release of Rwigara and her mother, Adeline , with the condition that they stay in the capital, Kigali. Rwigara, a 37-year-old accountant, was blocked from challenging Kagame in the August 2017 presidential election and arrested a month later, along with her mother, for alleged tax evasion and forgery as well as for inciting insurrection. (more...)
Fines for travellers who won't unlock secure devices Fines for travellers who won't unlock secure devices
- October 06, 2018

The law applies to incoming visitors and returning citizens. Travellers who fail to hand over passwords could be fined, prosecuted and have their device confiscated. yeah, it's all pretty much the same thing. Next time you're in New Zealand be prepared to hand over your phone password or cough up about $3,300. A spokesperson for New Zealand Customs told CNN the new law was necessary as "the shift from paper-based systems to electronic systems has meant that the majority of prohibited ... (more...)

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