• Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by US Senate as Supreme Court Justice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by US Senate as Supreme Court Justice

Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. On Saturday approximately 1,000 protesters marched to the Capitol steps, chanting "November is coming". Protesters and activists had been a ubiquitous presence on Capitol Hill in recent days. Inside the Senate, resentments fanned by the battle showed no signs of re...

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  • Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight
Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

With the partisan divide becoming more glaring on every issue with each passing election, Republicans feel their voters now increasinly view Democrats as opportunists who wanted to milk the Christine Blasey Ford testimony - especially after the way they whined despite the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe finding no corroborating evidence o...

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  • Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory
Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

In final remarks just before the voting, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said a vote for Kavanaugh was "a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the Senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow". Kavanaugh succeeds retired Justice Anthony Kennedy , who was often the decisive swing vote on social issues. Tho...

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  • Nigeria's Buhari to face Atiku Abubakar in re-election bid
Nigeria's Buhari to face Atiku Abubakar in re-election bid

The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President. CUPP is the umbrella body of about 40 opposition political parties. "Governor Waziri Tambuwal was suppo...

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  • US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo
US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo

Pompeo also pledged that during his meeting with Kim on Sunday, he would raise the cases of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. On Wednesday, he said there was unanimous support for this at last week's U.N. Pompeo, however, played down the differences. "And so there'll be tactical places where we'll have debates and disagreements, that is a ...

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  • Wife says Interpol chief sent knife image as danger signal
Wife says Interpol chief sent knife image as danger signal

Meng's wife had contacted police in Lyon, the French city where the global police agency is based, and reported Meng missing, after not hearing from him since September 25. Speaking to reporters Sunday in France , Meng´s wife said she feared that her husband´s life was in danger. Meng's wife, Grace Meng, reported him missing to French authoritie...

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  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to be next U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to be next U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's roll call vote seems destined to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side. In the pivotal moment on Friday, Mrs Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican, proclaimed her support for Mr Kavanaugh at the end of a Senate floor speech that lasted al...

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  • US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children's Home, Elephant Nursery in Nairobi
US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children's Home, Elephant Nursery in Nairobi

The US First Lady will then visit the US Embassy in Nairobi wrapping up the only closed-door engagements on her Kenyan visit. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo global trip as first lady. "Thank you to Professor Mutharika and the many other key leaders in Malawi who made me feel very welcome today". ...

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  • Utah toddler shreds $1,000 in cash, parents say
Utah toddler shreds $1,000 in cash, parents say

The Department of Treasury said they might be eligible to get all their money back - in two years. That's a fate that turned reality for Ben and Jackee Belnap when their 2-year-old son chose to have fun with the family shredder according to CBS affiliate CBS4Indy.

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  • Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh: 'Susan was incredible'
Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh: 'Susan was incredible'

Prominent protesters , including Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski , were arrested with almost 300 others last week on Capitol Hill. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the roll call, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. When Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July, Democrats leapt to oppose him, saying that past statements and opinions...

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  • Man in custody following threats tied to Van Dyke trial, police say
Man in custody following threats tied to Van Dyke trial, police say

He had been charged with first degree-murder, a charge that requires a finding that the shooting was unnecessary and unreasonable. The verdict in Chicago is among the exceptions - and the second time in recent months that a jury has convicted a police officer in a controversial shooting.

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  • Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation
Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation

The Senate vote takes the highest US court down a more conservative path for perhaps a generation and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Judiciary Committee chairman, accused Democrats of waging a scorched-earth campaign to...

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  • US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt
US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

Agency for International Development. She and her local counterpart Margaret Kenyatta held talks on the welfare of mothers and children, and conservation, according to the Kenyan presidency. On Thursday, her husband tweeted: "Our country´s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa". Another key goal of her tour is to promote...

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  • New Delhi seals $5bn missile deal with Moscow
New Delhi seals $5bn missile deal with Moscow

Vladmir Putin is India on a two-day India visit. " Russia has always been with us in the development journey of India. Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship". Russian Federation has been an important supplier of defence hardware to India for decades. The S-400 missile system, manufactured by...

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  • Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close
Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close

It would end the free movement of people but still allow citizens to continue to work and study in respective countries. Under her plans, people and businesses who do not pay tax in Britain will face a surcharge of between 1% and 3% when they buy a property, with the money funding measures to tackle rough sleeping, the newspaper said.

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  • CAATSA waiver not a free ticket, say U.S
CAATSA waiver not a free ticket, say U.S

India is cautiously optimistic about the Trump administration granting a CATSA waiver on the basis of a positive three-hour-plus discussion between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary Defence James Mattis and US NSA John Bolton on September 14 in Washington .

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  • India deports Rohingya Muslims, drawing United Nations ire
India deports Rohingya Muslims, drawing United Nations ire

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi , who took charge as top judge yesterday, asked: "First of all, they have been recognised as Myanmar citizens". They had been held in prison since 2012 for illegal entry into the country. When the bench headed dismissed Bhushan's plea, the lawyer said this court must realise its responsibility to protect r...

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  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations
Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations

She said he was simply "stating the facts" and complained that both Ford and Kavanaugh were "victims" of a Democratic plot to derail the nomination. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, said: "This vile, mocking attack on a credible, immensely powerfully eloquent survivor of sexual assault is a mark of disrespect and disregard not on...

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  • End divisions or put Brexit at risk, Britain's May tells party
End divisions or put Brexit at risk, Britain's May tells party

It will be a system that looks across the globe and attracts the people with the skills we need, she said. After a grueling few days in which her plan for Brexit was repeatedly attacked by euroskeptics, Mrs. Dublin is trying to convince pro-British politicians in Northern Ireland that this would not amount to a constitutional challenge to the B...

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  • Oil slips as Saudi raises output towards record
Oil slips as Saudi raises output towards record

There was no immediate reaction Wednesday in Saudi Arabia to Mr. Trump's remarks. Saudi Arabia is the world's top oil exporter and the de facto leader of OPEC. Al-Falih also said that production would be "slightly higher" in November compared to October levels. While the kingdom's ties with the US have improved under Trump, Tuesday's remarks ...

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  • 'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations
'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations

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. Mr Trump's comments came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of opening "the flood gates of mud and muck" against Mr K...

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  • Trump Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser's Story, 'Sleazebag Lawyer' Avenatti at MS Rally
Trump Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser's Story, 'Sleazebag Lawyer' Avenatti at MS Rally

I don't know. "But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember'". Trump was egged on by his MS supporters, as he repeatedly made fun of Ford's testimony about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. "If we took 10 years, they'd want more time", he complained, charging that Democratic senators are "willing to do anything or hurt anyone" to s...

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  • USA visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats
USA visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats

Straight couples have always needed to be married in order for the partner of a diplomats or United Nations official to receive a visa of their own. It was detailed in a memo circulated to employees at the United Nations' headquarters in NY last month. Individuals will be eligible for "limited exceptions" if they can prove they are from count...

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  • Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US
Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US

Senator Jeff Flake , a moderate Republican who could be pivotal in the confirmation vote, raised concerns about the judge's "partisan" tone at the Judiciary Committee hearing. Kavanaugh denies all the claims, and disputes the idea that he was an aggressive drunk. Schumer said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from ...

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  • Police reportedly questioned Kavanaugh after bar fight in 1985
Police reportedly questioned Kavanaugh after bar fight in 1985

Yeah. It's come to this. British reggae band UB40 have found themselves ensnared in the latest probe into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's collegial drinking habits following a report that Kavanaugh and some Yale classmates were involved in a bar fight following a UB40 concert in September 1985.

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  • 1,234 People Dead In Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami
1,234 People Dead In Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told the BBC that the tsunami detector buoys - 21 floating devices connected to deep-sea sensors - weren't working. All normal services in the town have broken down and there's little running water, power, food or drinking water. "In Petobo, it is estimat...

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  • Flake Vows to Vote 'No' if Supreme Court Nominee Lied
Flake Vows to Vote 'No' if Supreme Court Nominee Lied

While Trump appears to be open to what he calls a "very comprehensive investigation" by the FBI , he said at a White House news conference Monday "the FBI should interview anybody they want within reason, but you have to say within reason".

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  • Rescue efforts in Indonesia after quake and tsunami
Rescue efforts in Indonesia after quake and tsunami

The impact is significant, but the scope of the destruction is unclear because communications are down and emergency teams have not reached all affected areas. Last month, a powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed 505 people. Mass graves were being readied Monday for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battle...

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  • Chief of Pakistani Kashmir region says Indian army shot at his helicopter
Chief of Pakistani Kashmir region says Indian army shot at his helicopter

Pakistani chopper that violated the Indian airspace along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday was reportedly carrying the Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan. The prime minister was travelling with two ministers and his personal staff officer in the helicopter that narr...

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  • Hurricane Rosa to Drench Mexico, US Southwest
Hurricane Rosa to Drench Mexico, US Southwest

Later next week, Hurricane Rosa is expected to weaken into a tropical depression as it passes over California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Just previous year, a peaceful swimming hole turned into a raging waterway, killing 10 family members. The potentially unsafe conditions are expected to last through Monday .

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