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Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable destruction' to Florida

Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable destruction' to Florida

Search and rescue teams are still working in areas across the Florida Panhandle to reach people who are trapped. Under a blue sky, Florida families emerged tentatively from darkened shelters and hot...

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Fiancee of missing journalist Khashoggi begs prez and Melania for help

Fiancee of missing journalist Khashoggi begs prez and Melania for help

Mr Trump has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and is under worldwide and domestic pressure to help determine what happened to Khashoggi and punish Saudi Arabia if investigations show its Gover...

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Brexit uncertainty and unsettled politics pose risk as global growth downgraded

Brexit uncertainty and unsettled politics pose risk as global growth downgraded

The ongoing trade war between the US and China could start having material effects on the economies of both countries within the coming years, according to new projections from the International ...

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Turkey releases USA pastor Andrew Brunson after 2 years in captivity

Turkey releases USA pastor Andrew Brunson after 2 years in captivity

Tony Perkins, the commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said he welcomed the court's decision Friday along with "the millions of Americans who have been praying for ...

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Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi 'squad'

Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi 'squad'

Pictures of Saudi journalist Khashoggi are placed on security barriers during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul , Turkey October 8, 2018. On Thursday, President Trump told reporte...

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What can we expect when Storm Callum hits Edinburgh?

What can we expect when Storm Callum hits Edinburgh?

The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for the unsettled conditions that impact large parts of the country. Storm Callum is now swirling off the southwest coast and will deepen r...

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Rand drops as South Africa’s finance minister asks Ramaphosa to remove him

Rand drops as South Africa’s finance minister asks Ramaphosa to remove him

Last week, Mr Nene told a judge-led inquiry into the alleged influence of the Guptas, known as the Zondo commission, about meetings that he had previously denied. Ramaphosa stressed that Nene "has not...

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President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

The other eight justices are all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which is entirely ceremonial. But the justices, who often highlight their efforts to work together as a collegial body, are lik...

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Why Susan Collins voted

Why Susan Collins voted "yes" on Brett Kavanaugh - 60 Minutes

Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a suppleme...

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Hurricane Michael heads for Florida as NC also braces for strike

Hurricane Michael heads for Florida as NC also braces for strike

Roy Cooper urged state residents to prepare for another storm. Some southern Alabama counties were under a tropical storm watch Monday afternoon. Michael set to come ashore across Florida on Wedne...

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Falkirk gym offering free five-day pass for World Mental Health Day

Falkirk gym offering free five-day pass for World Mental Health Day

Whatever we do and whatever decisions we take, it is our mind which is constantly at work. "There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions". "Governmen...

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

Menendez said he is concerned about the leadership vacuum she leaves and "the national security impact of her departure at this time of continued disarray for this administration". She will leave t...

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In Brazil’s election, the traditional political class is wiped out

In Brazil’s election, the traditional political class is wiped out

With 68 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro had received 46 percent of valid votes , far ahead of Haddad's 25 percent. Mr. Bolsonaro used the rest of the interview to reiterate his disdain for gay...

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Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by Senate, Creating Conservative Supreme Court Majority

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by Senate, Creating Conservative Supreme Court Majority

The fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is over. When President Trump took office in January 2017, he instead nominated now-Justice Neil Gorsuch. Capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh's...

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At Ceremonial Swearing-In, Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh for His ‘Pain and Suffering’

At Ceremonial Swearing-In, Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh for His ‘Pain and Suffering’

Mr Trump said every notion of fairness and decency had been broken, and berated the "the bad suffering" the judge had been forced to endure, adding that "under historic scrutiny", he had been "proven ...

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Indonesian soldiers told to shoot looters in disaster-struck Sulawesi

Indonesian soldiers told to shoot looters in disaster-struck Sulawesi

Bungay Rotary Club is also running a quiz evening next Friday, October 12, at 7.30pm to raise funds. He said he believes his son, who was praying at the time when the disaster struck, has gone to heav...

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We have Interpol chief under arrest, admits Beijing

We have Interpol chief under arrest, admits Beijing

Interpol said South Korean national Kim Jong Yang would becomes its acting president, while it would appoint a new president at a 18-21 November meeting of the organisation in Dubai. Mrs. Meng declin...

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Melania Trump visits Malawi school as part of Africa tour

Melania Trump visits Malawi school as part of Africa tour

But the current First Lady's tour sits at uncomfortable odds with her husband's policies, through which funding for foreign charities have faced major cuts since he came to power. "Do you see the ca...

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Erdogan hoping for positive outcome on Jamal Khashoggi case

Erdogan hoping for positive outcome on Jamal Khashoggi case

Yasin Aktay, who advises Erdogan in his ruling AK Party, also told Reuters that Turkish authorities believed a group of 15 Saudi nationals were "most certainly involved" in the matter, and added t...

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Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Recall that Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother of Mrs. Buhari alleged that the APC gubernatorial process in Adamawa State was hijacked. " My commendation also goes to the government and people of Rivers State...

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Pompeo discusses denuclearization, Trump-Kim summit in Pyongyang

Pompeo discusses denuclearization, Trump-Kim summit in Pyongyang

North Korea has dismissed that demand - calling it a "fiction" in a commentary after Pompeo's last visit in July - and the US insistence that North Korea's denuclearization come first, leaving talks ...

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Senate confirms Kavanaugh to high court

Senate confirms Kavanaugh to high court

The vote marks the end of the most fraught successful confirmation process at least since the 1991 appointment of Clarence Thomas, another conservative judge, who was also almost derailed by claims ...

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John Paul Stevens Says Kavanaugh’s

John Paul Stevens Says Kavanaugh’s "Performance" At His Hearings Should Disqualify Him

Stevens also said political leaders and the court have failed to fix the nation's confidence in the judicial branch's separation from the president and the legislature. "I think that that institutio...

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Trump warns that Murkowski 'will never recover' for opposing Kavanaugh

Trump warns that Murkowski 'will never recover' for opposing Kavanaugh

White House Down actor James Woods, a Republican known for sharing his right-wing views and staunch support of Donald Trump online, returned to Twitter after being locked out of his account by th...

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Laquan McDonald: Verdict reached in Chicago police shooting

Laquan McDonald: Verdict reached in Chicago police shooting

The jury heard that the first police officers on the scene kept a distance from McDonald as he walked. Each count corresponded to every bullet Van Dyke shot into McDonald. "My focus was just on that...

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Modi, Putin discuss GST

Modi, Putin discuss GST

After signing a pact with Russian President Vladimir Putin for ISRO's ambitious human space mission project called " Gaganyaan " on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Russia has committed f...

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Australia 'cool head' in US-China spat: PM

Australia 'cool head' in US-China spat: PM

Later Oct. 1, the South Korean military detected North Korean soldiers engaged in what it believed was demining on the northern part of the sites, a South Korean defense official said on condition o...

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India risks USA sanctions with $5-bln purchase of Russian missiles

India risks USA sanctions with $5-bln purchase of Russian missiles

India and Russian Federation are expected to conclude several defence deals worth close to $10 billion for five S-400 air defence systems, four stealth frigates and Ak-103 assault rifles. Putin arriv...

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Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves

Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves

She warned that in-fighting over the details of European Union withdrawal could result in "no Brexit at all " and added: "If we stick together and hold our nerve, I know we can get a deal that del...

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UK's May tells party to drop dream of a 'perfect' Brexit

UK's May tells party to drop dream of a 'perfect' Brexit

May also launched stinging attacks on the Opposition Labour Party, which she dubbed the "Jeremy Corbyn party", as she issued a strong call for Conservative unity on the final day of her party's confer...

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McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Hours before Trump's speech, Ford's lawyers sent a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray saying they've received no response from anyone involved in the reopened background investigation Kavanaugh. ...

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North Korea, South Korea begin removing land mines along border

North Korea, South Korea begin removing land mines along border

Later Monday, the South Korean military detected North Korean soldiers engaged in what it believed was demining on the northern part of the sites, a South Korean defense official said on condition o...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Nine of 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee wrote on Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn, listing 24 people they said should be interviewed by the FBI an...

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Tropical Storm Rosa will still pack a punch to southern California, Arizona

Tropical Storm Rosa will still pack a punch to southern California, Arizona

The US National Hurricane Center said Rosa should hit the Baja California Peninsula and Sonora state late Monday as a tropical storm with flooding rains. Sergio had winds of 65 mph (100 kph) Sunday ...

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420 - state media

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420 - state media

On Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude 9.1 natural disaster struck the eastern coast of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that killed around 230,000 people as it tore along the coasts of Sri Lanka, India, Malays...

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2 dead, 2 missing, more than 120 injured after typhoon batters Japan

2 dead, 2 missing, more than 120 injured after typhoon batters Japan

A cargo ship washed ashore by Typhoon Trami is seen in Kawasaki, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 1, 2018. Trami's maximum wind speed hit 216 kilometres per hour, with airlines forced to ...

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FBI contacts Deborah Ramirez who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

FBI contacts Deborah Ramirez who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

After Blasey Ford's testimony , Kavanaugh hit back furiously, categorically denying the assault took place and accusing Democrats of destroying his reputation for political reasons. Jeff Flake (R-Ar...

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NAFTA deal could be imminent

NAFTA deal could be imminent

In a sign of the mounting pressure, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland postponed her country's annual address to the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to return to Ottawa. Over the course o...

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Indonesia tsunami and earthquake kill 384, leave hundreds injured

Indonesia tsunami and earthquake kill 384, leave hundreds injured

In the city of about 350,000 people, partially covered bodies lay on the ground near the shore, the day after 1.5m waves came ashore. Hundreds of people had gathered for a festival on the Palu's b...

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GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, Ford

GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, Ford

Senators have said they want to hear from Ford, who has declined as of yet to provide the Judiciary Committee with written testimony, which comes under the penalty of perjury if found to be false, i...

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