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Cologne police: Hostage incident at train station Cologne police: Hostage incident at train station
- October 16, 2018

Local media reported shots being fired inside the station, something which a police spokesperson later denied. A police spokeswoman said special forces had been called to the scene. German railroad operator Deutsche Bahn tweeted that some of the station's tracks were shut down temporarily and trains were being canceled or delayed. (more...)
Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight Thousands without power this morning as Storm Callum hits Ireland overnight
- October 15, 2018

A yellow rain warning covers parts of Scotland, the West Midlands and the north west and is in place until midnight. The warning comes into affect from 5am on Friday lasting throughout the day until 9pm. Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain could see rivers continuing to rise on Saturday. Independent bookshop Bookish offered residents of Bridge Street and New Road affected by the flooding who needed somewhere "warm and dry" the chance to ... (more...)
Eight killed in clashes in Gaza, West Bank Eight killed in clashes in Gaza, West Bank
- October 14, 2018

At least 203 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests began on 30 March. Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col Jonathan Conricus tweeted that one group had "detonated a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border fence", allowing around 20 people to climb through the hole. (more...)
Cyclone Titli makes landfall Cyclone Titli makes landfall
- October 12, 2018

The process of landfall of the very severe cyclone Titli started early Thursday with surface wind reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur in Odisha's Ganjam district, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Visakhapatnam , Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh, and Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri districts of Odisha are the pointed out places under the danger radar. (more...)
Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped outside luxury hotel Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped outside luxury hotel
- October 12, 2018

The police boss mentioned that a search operation for the business man had been initiated adding that road blocks had been erected to ensure the perpetrators don't leave the country. According to The Guardian, the regional governor, Paul Makonda, said Mr Dewji was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles. "They then drove quickly from the area and headed towards Masaki", he said. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice
- October 10, 2018

Friday's announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made the final confirmation vote a formality, though still an emotional one. "He's a good man, he's clearly a learned judge, but in my conscience, because that's how I have to vote at the end of the day, I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time", she said. (more...)
Palestinian kills two Israelis in settlement's industrial zone: army Palestinian kills two Israelis in settlement's industrial zone: army
- October 10, 2018

Sunday's attack took place at the Alon Group factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone, where some 3,300 Palestinians work alongside Israelis. The 23-year-old Palestinian used a homemade gun, known locally as a "Carlo", according to Conricus, in the apparent "lone-wolf attack". (more...)
Trump Comes To Orlando To Speak To Law Enforcement Trump Comes To Orlando To Speak To Law Enforcement
- October 09, 2018

Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House Monday that he doesn't have plans to fire the Justice Department's No. 2 official. The White House says that the President's Monday appearance was not a campaign rally, despite the fact that he has thrown his support behind Governor Rick Scott's run for Senate and Florida Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. (more...)
Is Saudi Arabia Showing Signs Of Weakness? Is Saudi Arabia Showing Signs Of Weakness?
- October 08, 2018

The Saudi envoy was called in on Wednesday, they said , to clarify the whereabouts of Khashoggi, a critic of Riyadh's foreign policy and its crackdown on dissent who left Saudi Arabia past year saying he feared retribution for his views. (more...)
Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds baby elephant during Kenya visit Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds baby elephant during Kenya visit
- October 08, 2018

Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. While petting of the baby elephants, a calf run in her direction apparently startled by her touch - momentarily unsettling her. Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa . (more...)
France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief
- October 08, 2018

His term is due to expire in 2020. 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. After his election human rights groups expressed concern that the move could help China pursue political dissidents who have fled the country. He had also served as director of the coastguard and deputy head of the Chinese state oceanic administration. (more...)
Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle
- October 06, 2018

Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo global trip as first lady. But Melania Trump shocked onlookers during her solo tour of Africa by dropping her guard and dancing with children in Kenya. Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. She's focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare. The First Lady's visit comes during a tumultuous time in Washington when the Trump administration is dealing with sexual assault ... (more...)
Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons
- October 06, 2018

The holiday is considered the founding date of the Korean race. On the agenda is likely the planning of a second summit between Kim and President Trump. Choe is expected to seek support from China and Russian Federation, both traditional allies of North Korea, as Pyongyang envisions advancing denuclearization talks with Washington . (more...)
Grassley: Secret FBI report ‘found no hint’ of Kavanaugh misconduct Grassley: Secret FBI report ‘found no hint’ of Kavanaugh misconduct
- October 05, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Republicans say that Kavanaugh has been vetted more than enough - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said on Thursday morning that it's time to move on. White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Trump administration was "fully confident" Kavanaugh had the necessary support. Democrats claimed throughout the week that the FBI's additional background check was not sufficient due to its limited scope. (more...)
Melania Trump arrives in Ghana Melania Trump arrives in Ghana
- October 04, 2018

She added that the castle is a "special place". A USA official said the chief had invited two disabled children from a nearby school to the ceremony with the first lady, a break from local tradition in which it had previously been considered taboo to have anyone with handicaps in the palace. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men
- October 04, 2018

Depending on how Republicans perform on November 6, the eyes of the nation could fall on a November 27 MS runoff in what could become an expensive and high-profile race to determine control of the Senate. Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. "'I had one beer , '" he began. "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here, on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber. (more...)
Diplomats' same-sex partners denied USA visas Diplomats' same-sex partners denied USA visas
- October 03, 2018

According to Foreign Policy magazine, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations has attempted to portray the policy update as an alignment with the U.S.'s current marriage equality laws. Previously, under a 2009 policy implemented by then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton , same-sex partners were granted a spousal (G-4) visa. Only 12 percent of the countries in the world recognize same-sex marriage. (more...)
'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations 'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations
- October 03, 2018

Supreme Court , eight women were arrested early Tuesday morning for occupying the senator's campaign headquarters and demanding he vote against the judge's confirmation. Kavanaugh denies the allegations and has accused Democrats of a political "hit". But Democrats said that report isn't good enough. Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, said in a media statement the judge was not truthful during his Senate testimony last week about his drinking and that Kavanaugh was "a ... (more...)
Donald Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Donald Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

A slim majority of white voters, 51 percent, say Kavanaugh should be confirmed, while 81 percent of black voters and 65 percent of Hispanic voters say he should be rejected. "We're not going to give it to them", Trump said. President Trump said Monday he wants a "comprehensive" re-investigation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh so long as it's over within the one-week timetable as laid out in the Senate compromise reached Friday. (more...)
Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility
- October 01, 2018

Mr Park said tighter border controls between North Korea and China and higher rates charged by people smugglers were key factors. "Without any trust in the USA there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances, there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first", Ri said. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser
- October 01, 2018

The investigation comes after Christine Blasey Ford , a northern California professor, alleged that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school gathering in the 1980s. It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like". In her gripping testimony, Ford said Kavanaugh and Judge's laughter during the incident has stuck with her almost four decades later. (more...)
Trains stopped as strong typhoon nears Trains stopped as strong typhoon nears
- October 01, 2018

Kansai International Airport in Osaka, which was temporarily crippled by a typhoon earlier in the month, was closed and plans to reopen on Monday, the airport said. Kansai International Airport - on an island in Osaka Bay was closing its runways until Monday morning. The weather agency issued a warning of landslides in Wakayama, western Japan, where local authorities separately announced that a local river had reached "dangerous levels". (more...)
Supreme Court opens Sabarimala Temple gates to women of all ages Supreme Court opens Sabarimala Temple gates to women of all ages
- September 29, 2018

The authorities at the Sabarimala temple , which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, have said the ban on women and girls aged from 10 to 50 was essential to the rites related to the temple's chief deity Ayyappan, considered eternally celibate. (more...)
Trump Says He 'Could Be Persuaded' By Kavanaugh Hearing Thursday Trump Says He 'Could Be Persuaded' By Kavanaugh Hearing Thursday
- September 28, 2018

The other accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in college. Dianne Feinstein , Ms. Blasey Ford said she's faced years of anxiety and PTSD-like symptoms, and still suffers claustrophobia - including demanding a second front door on her current home to have another escape route. (more...)
Adultery Is No Longer a Crime in India After Another Landmark Ruling Adultery Is No Longer a Crime in India After Another Landmark Ruling
- September 28, 2018

The law had been in place for more than a century and dictated that any man who slept with a married woman , without her husband's permission, could be sent to prison for up to five years. Section 497 was seen as contradictory to Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution . The Supreme Court verdict on Thursday declaring that adultery is not a crime was welcomed by several people who said it was a good riddance to an antiquated law, though some experts raised concerns over the judgement. (more...)
Jeff Flake discusses allegations against Brett Kavanaugh on Senate floor Jeff Flake discusses allegations against Brett Kavanaugh on Senate floor
- September 27, 2018

Republicans aren't waiting for Brett Kavanaugh's main accuser to have her say. A long-time friend, Keith Koegler, said that in 2016 Ford told her that as a high school student she was sexually assaulted by a boy who became a federal judge in Washington . (more...)
Russian Federation to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system Russian Federation to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system
- September 26, 2018

His policies toward both Syria and Israel are part of a strategy of making Russian Federation an important player throughout the Middle East. The Russian president also informed Assad of the S-300 delivery, it said. It also says USA forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. Uncertainties linger about the details of exactly what happened in the Syrian skies last week, and this uncertainty may account for early inconsistency in Russia's response, which went from hard to soft and ... (more...)
Iran says key agents behind Ahvaz 'terror attack' arrested Iran says key agents behind Ahvaz 'terror attack' arrested
- September 26, 2018

Iran warned the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel Monday that Tehran would take revenge for an attack on a military parade in Iran. The coffins, wrapped in the flag of the Islamic Republic, were carried by the mourners. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for the deadly attack and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. (more...)
Time's Up calls for walkout in solidarity for Ford vs. Kavanaugh
- September 25, 2018

She said on CBS "This Morning" that the allegations against Kavanaugh , now by a second woman, sound like a "vast left-wing conspiracy". Ford is expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. She told the magazine she only came forward now because she had been drinking during the evening and admits there are "gaps in her memory" when recollecting the story. (more...)
Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 209 Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 209
- September 24, 2018

According to him, the ferry has a capacity of carrying only 100 passengers and 25 tonnes of cargo but it had more than 400 people. Divers plucked the man, the ship's engineer, from inside the sunken MV Nyerere ferry in Lake Victoria after hearing sounds coming from inside the submerged vessel. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh accuser to give evidence before Senate Brett Kavanaugh accuser to give evidence before Senate
- September 24, 2018

Max Young, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said, "At approximately 2:30 Republicans sent her a proposal and gave her a 5 p.m. deadline". "She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge", it said. Katz said in an email released by the Washington Post's Seung Min Kim that the deadline was intended "to bully Dr. (more...)
Labour conference: Deselection row exposes tensions on the left
- September 24, 2018

He told the Mirror: "What comes out of conference I will adhere to. I hope we will agree that the best way of resolving this is a general election", he said. "He's got as much back bone as a jelly fish!" he said. "This government is on the verge of collapse, we could have another general election basically around Brexit". (more...)
Arrested Demonstrating Support For Christine Blasey Ford Arrested Demonstrating Support For Christine Blasey Ford
- September 22, 2018

At issue are logistics - Christine Blasey Ford's security, her questioners, the placement of reporters and who is allowed in the hearing room. Kavanaugh accepted, and has spent most of the week at the White House preparing. Kavanaugh said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee tonight that he looks forward to testifying next week. Blasey Ford has not been home since Sunday when an article detailing her claims of sexual assault and attempted rape by Kavanaugh was published by ... (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser comes forward as Democrats seek to block SCOTUS nomination Kavanaugh accuser comes forward as Democrats seek to block SCOTUS nomination
- September 20, 2018

Mr. Manley recalls his time as a young staffer in the Senate when Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991. Democrats have called for the vote to be delayed and two Republicans on the panel - Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC - have said Ford's testimony should be heard. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks to Washington Post about alleged sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks to Washington Post about alleged sexual assault
- September 17, 2018

Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream, she says. Brett Kavanaugh is facing an allegation that he attempted to sexually assault a woman when they were both in high school, a revelation that has shaken what appeared to be his smooth confirmation path to the Supreme Court. (more...)