• Pakistan secures US$6 billion aid package from Saudi Arabia
Pakistan secures US$6 billion aid package from Saudi Arabia

But the situation changed when Khan on Monday dashed to Riyadh to attend a Saudi-sponsored global investment economic forum despite its boycott by the European and American investors in the wake of murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi. "If the structural reforms are not introduced then I am afraid the economy will resume to reel from a similar c...

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  • Modi Govt Affecting CBI's Independence, Ousted Director Alok Verma Tells Supreme Court
Modi Govt Affecting CBI's Independence, Ousted Director Alok Verma Tells Supreme Court

Verma, along with CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana , was sent on leave by the government late on Tuesday. Now, according to the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, the CBI director can be appointed or suspended exclusively by a panel consisting of the prime minister, the CJI and the leader of Opposition.

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  • Scientists discover what they say is oldest intact shipweck
Scientists discover what they say is oldest intact shipweck

While the researchers plan to leave the ship where they found it, a small piece of the valuable find was carbon dated by the University of Southampton , who claimed that the results " confirmed [it] as the oldest intact shipwreck known to mankind".

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  • Hondurans Continue to Make Harrowing Journey to US
Hondurans Continue to Make Harrowing Journey to US

Hundreds of locals driving pickups, vans and cargo trucks stopped to let them clamber aboard. Some were able to hitch rides, packing the flatbeds of pickups and farm trucks, and even cargo holds of semis, while many more continued on foot with backpacks, strollers and Honduran flags.

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  • 30 injured as dancefloor falls through during SC party
30 injured as dancefloor falls through during SC party

Reports say that 30 people were taken to the hospital after an apartment collapsed during an off-campus party at Clemson following the win over N.C. In the video footage posted on social media , people were shouting and dancing before the floor caved in. It's like that scene from It's A Wonderful Life where the floor opens up under the...

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  • US Nuclear Treaty Ultimatum about China as Much as Russia
US Nuclear Treaty Ultimatum about China as Much as Russia

Ronald Reagan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployed. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Trump on Sunday to stress the importance of the treaty, his office said on Monday. It resolved a crisis that had begun in the 1980s with the deployment of Soviet SS-20 nuclear-tipped, intermediate-range ballistic missiles targeting Western ca...

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  • Punjab Police to probe Amritsar train tragedy separately
Punjab Police to probe Amritsar train tragedy separately

He said the injured were being transported to the hospital, adding, "The government is going to bear the full cost of this". A Reuters witness at the scene saw bodies of victims strewn around rail tracks, friends and relatives stood around in shock, many were sobbing and appeared distraught.

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  • Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home
Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home

PHOTO: The 11 infants' bodies at Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit were discovered in the ceiling between the first and second floors on Friday, Oct. The remains were found in unrefrigerated boxes and a deep freezer, authorities said. In some cases, the home embalmed remains without the knowledge or consent of the families, the department said.

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  • Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups
Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups

Canadian Safe Cannabis Services held a legalization celebration on Wednesday with a barbecue and music. Its implementation would be scrutinized and dissected by Canadians ahead of an election next year, as well as other nations that the prime minister has said could follow suit if the measure proves a success.

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  • European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit
European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit

European Union diplomats said May appeared to show a greater understanding of the EU's concerns, including Ireland's requirement for a "backstop" insurance clause that would mean there would beno hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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  • Migrant caravan heading for United States turns around in Mexico
Migrant caravan heading for United States turns around in Mexico

Despite their sharp differences, the U.S. and Mexico have made progress on several issues, including the signing of an updated transcontinental trade pact, the U.S. The Mexican government has sought assistance from the United Nations refugee agency to help process migrants claiming refugee status at the southern border, a step that could allow it ...

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  • Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'
Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

However, he did not confirm whether there was any such recording as reported by Turkish media, saying that "I'm not sure yet that it exists". U.S. "I do not want to do that", Trump said in an interview on Fox Business Network when asked if the United States would walk away from its Gulf ally, reiterating his hopes that Saudi leaders were...

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  • Woman dumps toddler at stranger's door - then runs away
Woman dumps toddler at stranger's door - then runs away

Lt. Scott Spencer said during a press conference Thursday that the father of the child was located and said he received a text from the child's mother saying that a friend would drop the little boy off at his house on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Trump praises Montana GOP congressman for body-slamming reporter
Trump praises Montana GOP congressman for body-slamming reporter

Donald Trump praised Congressman Gianforte and called him "an incredible Montana leader". Trump was speaking at a rally in Missoula, Mont., where the president was campaigning for a Republican challenger to Sen. "We hope decent people will denounce these comments and that the president will see fit to apologize for them". Trump said to cheers. ...

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  • Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Istanbul patriarchate
Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Istanbul patriarchate

Moscow rejects the independence of the Ukrainian Church and a leading bishop - Metropolitan Hilarion - said the decision to recognise it went "against historical truth". The church in Ukraine has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church since the late 1600s, but calls for independence have increased since Moscow's 2014 annexatio...

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  • Afghan attack won't change Kandahar security situation: Mattis
Afghan attack won't change Kandahar security situation: Mattis

Zalmay Wesa, who died of his wounds at a nearby hospital. General Abdul Raziq once boasted he had survived "countless" Taliban attempts to kill him. Seen as a close USA ally and a fervent enemy of the Taliban, Raziq was also deeply controversial. While Gen Raziq, 40, was the provincial police commander of Kandahar , his influence went be...

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  • At least 18 killed in blast at Crimea college
At least 18 killed in blast at Crimea college

It was the greatest loss of life in school violence in Russian Federation since the Beslan terrorist attack by Chechen separatists in 2004, in which 333 people were killed during a three-day siege, many of them children, and hundreds were wounded.

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  • Netanyahu Vows 'Forceful' Response After Gaza Terror Rocket Strikes Israeli Home
Netanyahu Vows 'Forceful' Response After Gaza Terror Rocket Strikes Israeli Home

The other rocket came down in the sea off Tel Aviv, 70 kilometres (45 miles) from Gaza, the army said. The top Egyptian official was scheduled to visit Ramallah and the Gaza Strip on Thursday as part of Cairo's effort to avert a military confrontation between Israel and Hamas.

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  • Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House
Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House

Read | Will Imran Khan survive the blows from Nawaz Sharif? The painting, by American artist Andy Thomas , is called " The Republican Club ". McGahn, who was reportedly frustrated with Trump's "volcanic anger" and abrupt eruptions, described the president as " King Kong " behind his back, according to The Times .

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  • Meghan Markle sweetly talks about her pregnancy during Sydney walkabout
Meghan Markle sweetly talks about her pregnancy during Sydney walkabout

Meghan wore a tight-fitting cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee that barely revealed a royal bump as they were welcomed at an event Tuesday. She had her hair dyed pink and fingernails painted green especially for the occasion. During an earlier attempt to give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the flowers outside Admiralty House, police ...

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  • Jamal Khashoggi: Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance

She acknowledged the writer first visited the consulate on September 28 "despite being somewhat concerned that he could be in danger". Saudi Arabia has responded that it rejects any "threats" of economic sanctions or political pressure.

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  • USA pastor freed by Turkish court 'boards plane home'
USA pastor freed by Turkish court 'boards plane home'

The pastor, who denies all charges against him, had previously been imprisoned. "But at that point he was only moved from prison to house arrest , and that upset the White House", Kenyon reports . NBC reported the news, citing the White House sources who added that the USA will ease economic pressure on Turkey as part of the deal. In Augus...

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  • 'Prove' Jamal Khashoggi walked out of consulate - Erdogan asks Riyadh
'Prove' Jamal Khashoggi walked out of consulate - Erdogan asks Riyadh

Saudi officials said that he left shortly after, but his fiancée, who was waiting for him outside the building, said he had not come out. In his columns for the Washington Post and comments elsewhere, Khashoggi was critical of some policies of Mohammed bin Salman as well as Riyadh's role in the war in Yemen.

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  • Storm Callum officially named as Waterford hit with Status Orange warning
Storm Callum officially named as Waterford hit with Status Orange warning

NRW has also advised people to take extra care will driving, to avoid walking or driving through any flood water, and to avoid fast flowing rivers and streams. A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the United Kingdom will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential...

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  • Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant
Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

The UNC-Chapel Hill community are also submitting signatures through a more secure Google form. Trump was speaking during a phone interview with Fox News when he made the comments shortly after Justice Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court .

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  • What does Hurricane Michael mean for South Florida's weather?
What does Hurricane Michael mean for South Florida's weather?

Evacuations already had been ordered in parts of 10 counties, according to USA Today . While the storm loomed over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, cameras aboard the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Michael at 12:13pm and 12:50pm ET.

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  • China tells Trump administration to stop its 'misguided' actions and allegations
China tells Trump administration to stop its 'misguided' actions and allegations

Pompeo also visited Japan and South Korea , where he said Monday in Seoul that there had been "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. It comes nearly two decades after a similar invitation was extended to Pope John Paul II, although a visit never came to pass after a request for Catholic pries...

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  • Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador
Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador

Haley, who called herself a "lucky girl", said she was leaving because she needed to take time out after an intense six years as governor of SC - which included a hurricane, a major flood and mass shootings - directly followed by two years at the United Nations .

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  • Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military
Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

Since the attack was allegedly carried out by a Palestinian employed at the Barkan industrial zone in the occupied West Bank , questions were raised over whether he knew the victims and over the motivation behind the shooting. The businesses in the Barkan Industrial Park, located near Ariel, employ some 8,000 people, approximately half of them Isr...

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  • Trump anticipates Senate win for Kavanaugh
Trump anticipates Senate win for Kavanaugh

Trump said the one-week delay in voting on Kavanaugh to allow for an FBI background investigation into sexual assault allegations "turned out to be a great thing, a blessing in disguise". Crowds started forming around 9 a.m. ET outside the Capitol building and the Supreme Court building and grew through the morning. Yet Kavanaugh is joining under...

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  • Trump decries 'terrible pain' of Brett Kavanaugh, family
Trump decries 'terrible pain' of Brett Kavanaugh, family

Kavanaugh gave a forceful, emotional denial of those allegations during testimony before lawmakers that some Democrats said showed a lack of judicial temperament. "You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent". And pundits presumed POTUS meant to take a victory lap after his nominee got the Senate's stamp of approval by a slim 50-48 m...

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  • Interpol says president resigned amid Chinese dentention
Interpol says president resigned amid Chinese dentention

It did not say why. Reports from April said Mr Meng had been relieved of his position as a member of the party committee at the Ministry of Public Security, with no explanation given. She told reporters in Lyon that she had not heard from her husband since September 25. Using his Interpol telephone, he sent her the knife image that day, four minu...

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  • Melania Trump has tea with Kenya's 1st lady
Melania Trump has tea with Kenya's 1st lady

Her solo safari, which ends in Egypt, has shown her interest in conservation, education, children's welfare and tourism. President Donald Trump has pushed time and again to slash USA spending on foreign assistance - calling for deep cuts to nutrition programs, education initiatives and HIV/AIDS prevention in developing countries across the world....

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  • Mystery Deepens Around Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Mystery Deepens Around Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

However, he did not repeat allegations made by other named and unnamed officials that Mr Khashoggi had been killed in the consulate building. The source said Turkish officials were trying to identify them. "My sense is that he has been killed.in the consulate", Aktay said. He also said he is hopeful for a positive outcome to the matter. The cro...

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  • Oshiomhole’s APC is ridden with
Oshiomhole’s APC is ridden with "impunity" - Aisha Buhari

Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People's Democratic Party (PDP ) candidate. Some other issues played out in the build up to the convention, including the 11th hour endorsement of Atiku by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other generals, which necessitated the presence of General Aliyu Gusau at the convention.

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  • US, N. Korea agree to have second summit
US, N. Korea agree to have second summit

Pompeo was also aiming to set up a location and a time for a second summit between Trump and Kim, although he warned in advance that he might not be able to nail down all the details on this trip and probably wouldn't be in a position to announce anything right away.

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  • Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague
Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague

Kavanaugh will be sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday by Chief Justice John Roberts and the man he will replace, the Court's crucial swing vote, Anthony Kennedy. "Big day for America!" Wednesday night, the FBI delivered its supplemental background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh to t...

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  • Retired Supreme Court Justice: Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on high court
Retired Supreme Court Justice: Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on high court

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens departs the funeral of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, February 20, 2016. "You can not help but like Clarence Thomas, which I don't think necessarily would be true of this particular nominee",...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice
Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice

But his nomination blew up completely last month when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , a California professor, publicly came forward with allegations that Kavanaugh tried to rape her in high school. He again called Sen. The outcome had remained in doubt, however, after one Republican , Lisa Murkowski , defied her party and voted against moving ahea...

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  • Officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald
Officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, seconds after arriving on the scene, claiming he feared for his life as the 17-year-old had a knife. The deadly encounter unfolded when officers came upon McDonald, who had a knife, and called for an officer with a Taser to respond to the scene.

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