Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Ahead of the announcement at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway , bookmakers had the leaders of North and South Korea as odd-on favorites for the prize after their three summits aiming to improve relations between the two states, still...

Trump says Kavanaugh will 'potentially, hopefully' win confirmation soon

As Trump took the stage, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Kavanaugh in which he sought to assuage the concerns of senators - and many Americans - who anxious that his partisan-infused testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committe...

FBI Kavanaugh Report Expected In The Senate By Early Thursday FBI Kavanaugh Report Expected In The Senate By Early Thursday

Imitating Ford , he added, "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember". "There's no time or place, but particularly, to discuss something so sensitive at a political rally is just wrong", Flake told CNN's Raju. "I don't know. I don't...

John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

Stevens went on to say that his change of heart on Kavanaugh's fitness for the high court was "for reasons that have really no relationship to his intellectual ability or his record as a federal judge". Stevens is famously a lifelong Republican-thoug...

Tampon Tax To Be Scrapped After States And Territories Get On Board Tampon Tax To Be Scrapped After States And Territories Get On Board

Great news for your Wednesday morning - the Australian government is finally going to scrap the tampon tax , for real this time. Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting Commission there is a "strong agreement" to axe the tax from 1 Januar...

Who is Kerry Berchem, the woman releasing text messages from Kavanaugh?

Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself at a dorm party when the two attended Yale. According to NBC News , Bercham tried to notify the Senate Judiciary Committee of a summary of texts between her and fellow classmate Karen Yarasavage.

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised' US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised'

The court, which doesn't have jurisdiction over the United States, ordered the Trump administration to ensure that sanctions against Iran, due to be tightened on November 4, don't affect humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. Bolton said the U...

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter

Kavanaugh wrote . He didn't finish that thought, concluding, "Anyway, I think we're all set". Kavanaugh, through his attorneys, admitted he wrote the note "to organise "Beach Week" in the summer of 1983", according to The Times . In his incriminat...

British, Australian, and Dutch officials accuse Russian intelligence of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes

Major-general Eichelsheim said the government had taken the unusual step of releasing details of the operation after United States officials published charges against a number of Russian intelligence agents on Thursday. When leaving The Hague, the me...

Six Malaysian rescue divers drown in bid to save boy Six Malaysian rescue divers drown in bid to save boy

The boy and his friends were about to start fishing at the mining pool in Sepang district in Selangor state when he fell in, reports said. He said the unit went down to the pond at 9.15pm but a strong current occurred in the area causing the victim...

Senators Reviewing FBI Report On Kavanaugh Ahead Of Friday Vote Senators Reviewing FBI Report On Kavanaugh Ahead Of Friday Vote

Mr Trump's tweet comes as the US Senate Judiciary Committee received an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Several senators said 10 witnesses were interviewed f...

Death toll rises to 4, as Japan striked by strong typhoon Death toll rises to 4, as Japan striked by strong typhoon

Four people were killed in the storm and another was reported missing, Kyodo newswire said, citing local authorities. According to local reports, a truck driver was killed by a landslide in Tottori prefecture, western Japan , while another was c...

SC shooting suspect was disabled Vietnam vet SC shooting suspect was disabled Vietnam vet

The Associated Press reported that Hopkins is a disbarred lawyer who has been charged several times in recent years, starting with a 2014 count of disorderly conduct, followed by charges in 2015 and 2017 for "running at large", an offense related...

Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide

It was meant to be tested on 20 September, but this was postponed because of Hurricane Florence. FEMA officials estimate it will reach about 75 percent of all mobile phones in the country, including phones on all of the major carriers. Congress autho...

Israel can beat Russian-supplied S-300 air shield in Syria - minister Israel can beat Russian-supplied S-300 air shield in Syria - minister

Speaking to reporters via a phone briefing at the Pentagon, Gen Votel said Iran's seven drone and six ballistic missiles launched into Syria earlier this week, should have gone through the deconfliction channel, even if indirectly through notifying...

More than 250 people worldwide have died taking selfies since 2011 More than 250 people worldwide have died taking selfies since 2011

This year alone, there have already been several selfie-related deaths. The number one cause of death was drowning, followed by incidents involving transport, such as taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train, and also falling from a height.

US almost rules out terrorism after false ricin alert at Pentagon US almost rules out terrorism after false ricin alert at Pentagon

According to authorities, 39-year-old William Clyde Allen III was taken into custody Wednesday in Logan, a small city in northern Utah. USA investigators have essentially ruled out terrorism after the envelopes sent to a Pentagon mail-sorting facil...

Pence to Step Up U.S. Criticism of Beijing Pence to Step Up U.S. Criticism of Beijing

China opposed the USA warship's entry into the waters around the reefs, the Chinese defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday. "Australia. played a very constructive role in all of these affairs and we'll continue to do that in a very sober, ...

Poll finds Israelis extremely supportive of Trump Poll finds Israelis extremely supportive of Trump

The survey showed that America's image, which took a big hit in 2017, Trump's first year in office, continued to deteriorate in many countries in 2018, particularly in Europe. A median of 63 percent among all countries preferred the United States...

Subject in custody after suspicious letters sent to Trump, Pentagon

A law enforcement source told the Reuters news agency that the charges against the Utah suspect would likely be filed on Friday. United States investigators have essentially ruled out terrorism after the envelopes sent to a Pentagon mail-sorting fa...

Assam Police Hands Over 7 Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar Authorities Assam Police Hands Over 7 Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar Authorities

This is for the first time Rohingya immigrants were sent back to Myanmar from India. Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, additional director general, Border Organisation called it a routine process and said that they had deported a Pakistani, an Afghani and 52 ...

1 officer killed, 4 others injured in SC shooting 1 officer killed, 4 others injured in SC shooting

The conditions of the three other Florence officers and three deputies who were wounded were not immediately known. At an emotional press conference, authorities said they didn't have all the details. "We are forever grateful for what our Law Enfor...

Russian GRU agents 'caught hacking chemical weapons watchdog'

Dutch Major General Onno Eichelsheim showed images of a rental vehicle that was discovered parked near the OPCW headquarters in The Hague, full of computer equipment and transformers used in the alleged plot. ET. They were escorted to Schiphol ai...

White House defends Trump after he mocks Kavanaugh sex assault accuser White House defends Trump after he mocks Kavanaugh sex assault accuser

A handful of Republicans and Democrats have not decided whether to support Kavanaugh. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a procedural vote for as early as tomorrow on the Kavanaugh nomination. He went on to say: "A man's life is i...

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

A source told Malay Mail that the 66-year-old Rosmah is expected to be slapped with 17 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA). When she last visited the MACC on Se...

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