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What’s known about Saudi writer’s disappearance

What’s known about Saudi writer’s disappearance

On his first global trip as president, Mr Trump visited Saudi Arabia and announced $US110 billion in proposed arms sales. Trump, who took his first overseas trip as US president to the kingdom and...

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IMF team to visit Pakistan after request for bailout loans

IMF team to visit Pakistan after request for bailout loans

China's growth is still expected to be more than 6% next year, but the IMF's chief economist Maurice Obstfeld warned Beijing to concentrate on quality and sustainability of growth, not quantity of gro...

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U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson released from Turkish detention

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson released from Turkish detention

Brunson , a native of North Carolina, worked as an evangelical Presbyterian pastor at the Izmir Resurrection Church. A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release USA pastor Andrew Brunson from hou...

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South Korea Defers to Trump on Keeping North Korea Sanctions

South Korea Defers to Trump on Keeping North Korea Sanctions

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, October 9, said that planning for his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is advanced and that "three or four locations" have been short-listed. Vi...

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Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

A Sunni power, Saudi Arabia is also annoyed by Ankara's rapprochement with the kingdom's Shiite archrival, Iran. The dissident Saudi journalist went missing October 2, shortly after he entered t...

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Storm Callum: Amber weather alert issued for Wales

Storm Callum: Amber weather alert issued for Wales

Storm Callum has been upgraded from a yellow to an amber weather warning, which will cover a large part of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October...

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Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova killed in Ruse

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova killed in Ruse

Ms Marinova was planning a report about a separate case of alleged embezzlement when she was killed . Corruption-plagued European Union member Bulgaria found itself under pressure Monday to f...

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Melania Trump's menswear look in Africa inspires some praise - but mostly memes

Melania Trump's menswear look in Africa inspires some praise - but mostly memes

In June, however, she wore a jacket that said "I Don't Care, Do U?" while visiting immigrant children in Texas. El-Sisi praised the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especiall...

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Gupta storm forces South Africa's Finance Minister to resign

Gupta storm forces South Africa's Finance Minister to resign

South Africa's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family, who have been accused of corruption. Nene faced calls to resign after he admitted visitin...

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No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

Police stats from the beginning of October showed that the number of shooting victims has fallen 18 percent from previous year and the number of murders is down 20 percent. On Friday, white Chicago p...

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Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection- Governor

Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection- Governor

She declined to publicly release the names but says three of the sisters were accompanied by their husbands. A limousine loaded with revellers headed to a 30th birthday party in the United States fl...

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Interpol asks China for info on agency's missing president

Interpol asks China for info on agency's missing president

According to a report by the South China Morning Post newspaper, Meng was taken in for questioning by Chinese authorities. The French interior ministry said it was concerned about unspecified "thr...

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Lahore: Nawaz Sharif calls on Shehbaz Sharif at NAB office

Lahore: Nawaz Sharif calls on Shehbaz Sharif at NAB office

He will be kept in a highly-secured lock-up inside the NAB Lahore office until his appearance in court. A heavy contingent of Rangers has been posted outside NAB Lahore , it said. Accusing previ...

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Interpol chief Meng Hongwei resigns; China confirms it has detained him

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei resigns; China confirms it has detained him

The National Supervisory Commission, which handles corruption cases involving public servants, said in a statement that Meng "is now under investigation on suspicion of violating the law". Meng was ...

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Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

Collins' announcement followed a hotly contested procedural vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination earlier in the day. The Senate vote on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is certa...

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Palace: PH to assist quake-hit Indonesia

Palace: PH to assist quake-hit Indonesia

Last Friday, three shallow 6.0 magnitude, 7.4 and 6.1 Richter scale earthquakes which triggered a tsunami with waves between 0.5 and 3.0 meters devastated Palu and Donggala. Search efforts focused o...

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Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women

Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women

President Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomi...

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Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit

Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit

Nauert said the stops in Japan, South Korea and China were meant to brief counterparts on the Pyongyang talks. North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, told the United Nations last week that ...

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Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, retired judge says

Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, retired judge says

Dr Blasey Ford testified last week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s while they were in high school. "I think there's merit to that criticism, and I think the...

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Former first lady of Malaysia arrested on money laundering charges

Former first lady of Malaysia arrested on money laundering charges

Local media reported that Rosmah could faces up to 20 charges, mostly under the country's anti-money laundering law in connection to receiving funds from SRC International, a former subsidiary of 1Mal...

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'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of United States warship

'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of United States warship

The Chinese destroyer "conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers accompanied by warnings for Decatur to depart the area", Gorman said in an emailed statement. US Defense Secretary ...

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Senate Judiciary receives Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh allegations

Senate Judiciary receives Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on Kavanaugh allegations

Despite the reported conclusion by the White House, Senators conducting the confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh's nomination to the highest court in the country will still ultimately determine his fu...

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British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

British Prime Minister Theresa May dances as she walks out onto the stage to deliver her leader's speech during the final day of the Conservative Party Conference at The International Convent...

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Senate inquisitor gives Republicans tools to unpick Christine Blasey Ford assault claims

Inside the Capitol, mounting political strains over the approaching election-season showdown were mirrored by growing anxieties over senators' security following frequent and at times aggressive dem...

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'Chuck Chequers': Boris Johnson denounces May's Brexit plan at party gathering

'Chuck Chequers': Boris Johnson denounces May's Brexit plan at party gathering

The councillor for Stratford-Upon-Avon was reacting to Boris Johnson's conference speech, which she said was "full of substance". "If we cheat the electorate, and Chequers is a cheat, we will escala...

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Missing Chinese actress returns, faces tax evasion fines

Missing Chinese actress returns, faces tax evasion fines

According to state-run news agency Xinhua , Fan has been ordered to pay nearly $130 million, after she misreported how much money she had received for certain film projects, using so-called "yin-ya...

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Jeff Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

Jeff Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Monday he wanted the FBI to conduct a real and fulsome investigation of assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , telling a su...

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China Says Navy Drove US Warship From South China Sea Reef

China Says Navy Drove US Warship From South China Sea Reef

He said the Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of the front of the U.S. ship, giving the ship's captain seconds to react to avoid a collision. "US Navy ships and aircraft operate throughout the ...

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Overshadowed by Kavanaugh drama, new Supreme Court term looms

Overshadowed by Kavanaugh drama, new Supreme Court term looms

It was now a question about the future legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself; whether one of the three branches of government would retain a semblance of apolitical credibility in hyper partisan time...

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Two Koreas begin DMZ landmine removal work

Two Koreas begin DMZ landmine removal work

A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons , in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons ars...

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