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At least eight climbers killed on Nepal peak

At least eight climbers killed on Nepal peak

Local rescuers recovered all nine bodies on Sunday morning after strong winds halted recovery efforts the day before. Some bodies had been located Saturday. Im was a filmmaker who specialized in documentaries of mountain climbers. "There are dangers to all areas where humans attempt to push the boundaries". Read More

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U.S. officials ask Saudi crown prince about missing journalist: White House

U.S. officials ask Saudi crown prince about missing journalist: White House

He said he and his wife, Melania, expect to invite Cengiz to the White House soon. President Trump said he would meet with Mr Khashoggi's family. "That's a bad situation. Trump says nobody knows exactly what happened and expressed hope that Khashoggi is not dead. Local media reported that Turkish employees at the consul's residence were abruptly told to leave on the day Khashoggi disappeared. Read More

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to any economic sanctions

Saudi Arabia says it will respond to any economic sanctions

It was not immediately clear whether it would have been technically feasible for Khashoggi's Apple phone to transfer audio to his phone, which he had given to his fiancee before entering the consulate. "If there are people who committed this, it will have heavy consequences". However, Mr Trump added the USA would be "punishing itself" if it cancelled military sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi. Read More

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Washington Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to faithful

Washington Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to faithful

Wuerl's office said he had been asked to stay on in a temporary capacity until a new archbishop is found. A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl's resignation, but named no immediate replacement. In his letter to Wuerl, the pope said he recognized that Wuerl wanted to step down for the greater good of the Church. The website was quickly taken down. Read More

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Far-right candidate wins first round of Brazil's presidential election

Far-right candidate wins first round of Brazil's presidential election

Should Bolsonaro become president, he will have to form legislative alliances. Bolsonaro: Trump of the Tropics? For the past thirty years, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro was a fringe extremist in Brazilian politics, known mostly for outlandish, deliberately inflammatory quotes in which he paid homage to the most notorious torturers of the 1964-1985 military regime, constantly heralded the 1964 coup as a "defense of democracy", told a female socialist colleague in Congress that she was ... Read More

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Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow

The unprecedented summit served as a platform for the two leaders to discuss denuclearising the Korean peninsula. But Kim Il Sung, the North's late founding leader and the current ruler's grandfather, viewed Christianity as a threat to his authoritarian rule and eradicated it through executions and labor camps. Read More

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Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

Abubakar, 71, won 1,532 votes, trouncing his main rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes at the party's convention in the southeastern oil hub of Port Harcourt. "The event in Port Harcourt between yesterday and today was a victory for Nigeria and for democracy". The governor who spoke during a visit to the Lagos State PDP Secretariat, told party members that the country is highly complex to be managed by politician who is not well grounded on ... Read More

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US Senate heads to final vote on court nominee Kavanaugh

US Senate heads to final vote on court nominee Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was roiled by allegations from several women that he had sexually assaulted him decades ago, when he was in high school or college with them. Manchin was the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation. Murkowski sat solemnly during the roll call and whispered "No" when it was her turn to vote. Read More

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Susan Collins: Maine Senator announces Kavanaugh confirmation vote today

Susan Collins: Maine Senator announces Kavanaugh confirmation vote today

Following Friday's vote, Mr Trump tweeted that he was "very proud". Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona voted yes, as did Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All eyes have been on a handful of senators, including Collins, who were undecided on President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee. North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp announced she would vote against Kavanaugh. Read More

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UK Accuses Russian Military Intelligence of Orchestrating Global Cyber Attacks

UK Accuses Russian Military Intelligence of Orchestrating Global Cyber Attacks

Russian intelligence service, the GRU, has been accused of launching a cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog which is investigating the Salisbury nerve agent attack. The US indictment said the GRU targeted its victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in worldwide sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia's state-sponsored athlete doping program. Read More

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Trump Undermines Female Reporters When Asked About Brett Kavanaugh Case

Trump Undermines Female Reporters When Asked About Brett Kavanaugh Case

President", Vega replied, which the president apparently misheard as, "I'm not thinking , Mr. President". Trump initially refused to answer Vega's question on Kavanaugh, though he later called on her again to address the topic. Following the conference, Vega posted a tweet stating that any question can be asked at press conferences but did not comment on Trump's " You never do " remark. Read More

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Indonesia quake: a neighborhood buried, a final embrace

Indonesia quake: a neighborhood buried, a final embrace

Since the first few initial days of search and rescue have passed, aid agencies are now coordinating with the government to provide residents with food and hygiene kits, along with tarpaulins, blankets and mats for temporary shelters. More than 3,000 people gathered at Palu's airport Monday hoping to catch a ride out on a military plane but most were disappointed. Other rescuers worked to try to free a 15-year-old girl trapped under concrete in her house in Palu after it collapsed on her ... Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation contacts Deborah Ramirez of Boulder about her allegations against Kavanaugh

Federal Bureau of Investigation contacts Deborah Ramirez of Boulder about her allegations against Kavanaugh

The decision follows testimony from university professor Christine Blasey Ford that Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago . The Senate Judiciary Committee approved, along party lines, the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - with a request that the FBI conduct an investigation into sexual assault allegations before the full Senate takes a vote. Read More

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues To Prevent Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues To Prevent Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

Swetnick's claims were released via affidavit to a Senate staffer by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti; see the documents, which she signed under penalty of perjury, below. Ford, who originally wished to stay anonymous, came into the spotlight in September after her allegations were leaked to the press. "Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations , like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh ". Read More

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