Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

Chief Justice Roberts transfers Kavanaugh complaints to 10th Circuit Chief Justice Roberts transfers Kavanaugh complaints to 10th Circuit

Kavanaugh asked several questions during two hours of lively oral arguments involving a federal sentencing law for repeat offenders, three days after being confirmed by the Republican-led Senate despite being accused of sexual assault. Henderson is t...

Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Bridges and more exposed road routes will also be affected. "We are going to get very high winds followed by a lot of rain and there could be some coastal surge". "In addition, leaves and twigs, brought down by the wind, could block drains and culv...

Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3 Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3

But authorities fear 5,000 more could be buried beneath the ruined city, where entire villages were swallowed. More than 10,000 rescue workers are scouring expanses of debris, especially in three areas obliterated by soil liquefaction in the south ...

Turkey demands convincing explanation on 'missing' Saudi journalist Turkey demands convincing explanation on 'missing' Saudi journalist

Turkish officials have said that Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate. "When this person enters, whose duty is it to prove that he left or not?" Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said this week that the kingdom would allo...

The separatists Salvini and Le Pen are at the The separatists Salvini and Le Pen are at the "bunker of Brussels"

Speaking with right-wing Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by her side, Le Pen said Bannon is not European, but rather an American who wants to create a think tank to offer research to nationalist parties in Europe. And there was also little...

Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong quake has also hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami. "A tsunami threat exists for parts of the pacific located closer to the natural disaster", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, but added more information was...

Corker says evidence points to Saudi involvement Corker says evidence points to Saudi involvement

Later on Wednesday, almost a quarter of the Senate's members wrote a letter to Trump that triggered a US investigation into the case that could result in sanctions against individual Saudis under a USA human rights law. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee...

Fortis BC customers could lose service after pipeline explosion Fortis BC customers could lose service after pipeline explosion

A statement from Enbridge issued on Wednesday afternoon said the fire had been extinguished and the company were working with the First Nations tribe to ensure there was no further disruption to their lives. "I was able to see it very clearly from th...

Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael has gotten a little stronger and is next expected to dump heavy rains over western Cuba in the coming hours before it makes its way toward the U.S. On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency...

Vatican defends pope against 'blasphemous' coverup claims Vatican defends pope against 'blasphemous' coverup claims

However, because they were only rumors and not proof, then-Pope Benedict XVI never imposed formal sanctions on the retired Washington prelate, which means Pope Francis never lifted them, Cardinal Ouellet wrote October 7 in an open letter to Archbis...

Stephen Colbert Writer Admits She's 'Glad We Ruined Brett Kavanaugh's Life' Stephen Colbert Writer Admits She's 'Glad We Ruined Brett Kavanaugh's Life'

Dumas' tweet came several hours after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court. She later posted an apology, blaming her tweet on the "complexity of frustration, anger and sadness". Some Kavanaugh suppor...

Migrants to call regional Australia home under Government's new population plan Migrants to call regional Australia home under Government's new population plan

Currently, the influx of migrants arriving in Australia is equivalent to one person landing per minute, and this has caused a major backlash for its most popular cities. Tudge said some categories of immigrants would be exempt from geographic blocks....

Pakistan postpones ruling on Christian woman Pakistan postpones ruling on Christian woman

Last month a member of Pakistan's newly elected government, which is led by Imran Khan , a former cricket star who has embraced religious conservatism, offered prayers at Qadri's shrine, generating an outcry from rights activists. To have her char...

Pope says abortion is like hiring a ‘contract killer’ Pope says abortion is like hiring a ‘contract killer’

His comments were reportedly a departure from his prepared message in Saint Peter's Square. He asked if it was fair "to take out a human life" to solve a problem: 'Is it fair to hire a hitman to solve a problem? Councillors in Verona, which is le...

Christian bakers win 'gay cake' battle at Supreme Court Christian bakers win 'gay cake' battle at Supreme Court

Strongly underlining the law on compelled speech, the judges also quoted a previous case which said: "Nobody should be forced to have or express a political opinion in which he does not believe". Speaking outside court, Mr McArthur said the ruling "p...

Cardinal Ouellet rebuts Archbishop Vigano who demanded Francis resigns Cardinal Ouellet rebuts Archbishop Vigano who demanded Francis resigns

Vigano had issued an 11-page letter where he accused more than 20 Vatican and American church officials of covering up for Carrick. POPE FRANCIS believes the devil is behind the sexual abuse crisis engulfing the Catholic church and is calling on b...

Spain rules 'stolen baby' doctor guilty but he can not be punished Spain rules 'stolen baby' doctor guilty but he can not be punished

It's "a way of saying - we recognise this but we're not going to stick our neck out for this", she said, adding that the guilty verdict was nevertheless a "milestone at a European level". But this was overruled by the court. She said she will appea...

At least 50 die in Kenya bus crash At least 50 die in Kenya bus crash

An eyewitness described hearing "a long hooting sound, then a screech that was followed by a bang and loud screams," Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation reported. In the 2015 Global Status Report on Road Safety, the World Health Organisation said Kenyan...

Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index

Holders of the new top passport in the rankings, Japan , can now travel to 190 countries and territories without making any prior visa arrangements. "With stagnant outbound visa activity compared to Asian high-performers such as Japan, Singapore a...

Tropical storm expected to produce squally, wet weather across S. Florida Tropical storm expected to produce squally, wet weather across S. Florida

By 5 p.m. Monday, Michael's top sustained winds were around 80 miles per hour as it headed north at 9 miles per hour. The storm is on track to become a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rain to the western tip of Cuba, before making landfall on t...

Five killed in torrential rainstorms in Majorca

The Foreign Office said it was "urgently seeking updates" from Spanish authorities about the fate of any British people stranded in the area. At least another 20 people were still missing after the downpours, local media reported, though emergency ...

Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally

Tarique Rahman , the fugitive son of Zia and presumed political heir, was the prime accused in the decade-old grenade attack case. He has been living in exile in London since 2008. Hasina survived with a partial hearing loss. Investigation found th...

Your hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday's severe weather threat Your hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday's severe weather threat

It's not a guarantee, but we'll explain... However, expect stormy weather to move west to east in the late afternoon and overnight hours. The greatest risk remains strong/gusty thunderstorms winds near or in excess of 60 miles per hour in the stron...

Video suggests missing journalist was taken to Saudi consul's residence Video suggests missing journalist was taken to Saudi consul's residence

Meanwhile, a pro-government Turkish newspaper has published the names and photographs of 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on board two private jets the day Khashoggi went missing last week. She acknowledged the writer first ...

Brexit: Thirty Labour rebels prepared to defy Corbyn and back Chequers deal Brexit: Thirty Labour rebels prepared to defy Corbyn and back Chequers deal

In a move that will be viewed by many as a leadership bid, Mr Davis branded Mrs May's stance on Chequers as "preposterous" and demanded the government "reset" its negotiating strategy immediately. Top EU officials will be briefed behind closed door...

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