• NAB decides to challenge suspension of Sharifs' jail terms
NAB decides to challenge suspension of Sharifs' jail terms

The court has also suspended jail terms of Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar. Supporters chanted "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif!" outside the court after the decision was announced. He said Maryam Nawaz had told the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that she is her father's dependent. Qureshi argued...

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  • Sympathies offered to the Philippines over Typhoon Mangkhut
Sympathies offered to the Philippines over Typhoon Mangkhut

Tearful families surrounded a whiteboard bearing names of the dead and missing as others inspected recovered bodies for signs these could be their loved ones. "More than two million people have been evacuated in China's Guangdong province, and almost 20,000 emergency shelters have been activated". It will be an excruciatingly slow effort to clear...

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  • 100 feared dead in Mangkhut, China braces
100 feared dead in Mangkhut, China braces

Videos posted by residents showed the incredible power of the typhoon as it caused buildings to sway, sucked reams of documents out of the shattered office windows, tore down scaffolding and pushed walls of water into low-lying parts of the island.

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  • Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina
Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

At least 32 people have been killed since Florence came ashore as a hurricane last Friday, including 25 in North Carolina and six in SC. "I know it was hard to leave home and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to", Cooper said.

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  • FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths
FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

He said: "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths". It's been a year for Hurricane Maria which has slammed to the Puerto Rico in which it has killed about 70 percent more people than the Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Kim: 'I will visit Seoul soon'
Kim: 'I will visit Seoul soon'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un have hailed a new future for the two Koreas, signing a wide-ranging agreement in Pyongyang. After a closed-door summit, the South's delegation, including top business executives and musicians, joined Kim and North Korean officials at Pyongyang Grand Theatre for an orchestral performance...

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  • EU's Barnier says talks on Brexit going ahead
EU's Barnier says talks on Brexit going ahead

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday he was pleased the European Union is "finally" taking Europe's outside borders seriously with the agency plan, "but it's not right if they want to take the right of border protection away from us and if Brussels wants to direct the defence of Hungary's borders".

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  • Trump Boosts Christian Share of Refugees Up to 71 Percent
Trump Boosts Christian Share of Refugees Up to 71 Percent

Pompeo said even with the cut, the US will continue to be the most generous nation in the world when it comes to immigration, and stressed the number should be seen in the broader context of other humanitarian programs. It was also based on security concerns, Pompeo said. "The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national i...

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  • GOP Lawmakers Laud Trump's Order to Declassify FISA Docs
GOP Lawmakers Laud Trump's Order to Declassify FISA Docs

US President Donald Trump ordered to declassify the documents of the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence regarding Russia's alleged interference into the US presidential election in 2016, according to a White House press release published on Monday.

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  • Blasey Ford Wants FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh Allegation Before Testifying
Blasey Ford Wants FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh Allegation Before Testifying

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation , and is scheduled to testify publicly about the alleged incident on Monday Sept. 24. Some of her closest friends on Monday said Blasey Ford - whose maiden name is pronounced BLAH-zee - is ready to stand up to her most important inquisitors: the phalanx of senators who had been on the verge of confirming K...

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  • Why Mark Judge’s Statement on the Kavanaugh-Ford Situation Is Ultimately Meaningless
Why Mark Judge’s Statement on the Kavanaugh-Ford Situation Is Ultimately Meaningless

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the committee, said he would welcome hearing from Ford. Democrats have said they wanted more time for the FBI to investigate - and more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what would turn into merely a "he-said-she-said" moment.

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  • Trump studying possibility of a permanent U.S. base in Poland
Trump studying possibility of a permanent U.S. base in Poland

Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, and followed that up with military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Poland has welcomed rotational USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployments to Poland and the Baltic states, and pressed for more.

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  • It's legal to smoke dagga at home
It's legal to smoke dagga at home

The State appealed that judgment in the Constitutional Court , arguing that the decision was not in line with the values of South Africans. But ultimately, it would be up to the court to decide whether the person in possession of cannabis had the intent to deal it, or use it for his/her consumption.

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  • Trump wants US Supreme Court nominee confirmed quickly
Trump wants US Supreme Court nominee confirmed quickly

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, on Tuesday said the FBI should investigate before further hearings into the claims. The president said he has not personally spoken with Kavanaugh since the allegation by Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school surfaced, saying "specifically I thought...

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  • Dianne Feinstein criticized for keeping Brett Kavanaugh assault claims under wraps
Dianne Feinstein criticized for keeping Brett Kavanaugh assault claims under wraps

Kavanaugh noted in his denial Monday that the accusation was "from 36 years ago". "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone", he said . She says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, and groped her, and held his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams. Mr Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland w...

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  • Denuclearisation to top Moon's Pyongyang agenda
Denuclearisation to top Moon's Pyongyang agenda

The North Korean leader emerged from the airport building to raucous cheering and walked up to President Moon Jae-in. North Korea says it has destroyed its main nuclear and missile engine test site, and has halted atomic and ballistic missile tests but US officials and analysts believe it is continuing to work on its weapons plans covertly.

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  • Russia says military jet lost over the Mediterranean
Russia says military jet lost over the Mediterranean

The missile strikes apparently took place near a major Russian airbase at Hmeymim. The Il-20 turbo-prop plane was flying over the Mediterranean sea as it returned to its base in Latakia when a French warship nearby began launching a missile strike at targets on land in conjunction with Israeli jets, according to the Russian ministry of defence....

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  • Afghans Born In Pakistan To Get Citizenship
Afghans Born In Pakistan To Get Citizenship

He said PM Khan's concerns over solid waste disposal were completely unfounded as Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar in his recent visit to Karachi had expressed satisfaction over the provincial government's performance. The Pakistani leader explained that since he is also directly overseeing the federal Interior Ministry, which is res...

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  • FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system
FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system

Starting Thursday, FEMA will roll out 'Presidential Alerts'. WEA was technically launched in April of 2012, but this will be the first time FEMA has tested the system on the presidential level in hopes to work out the kinks, the agency said in a press release this week.

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  • Syrian TV says Israeli strikes hit state company, 10 injured
Syrian TV says Israeli strikes hit state company, 10 injured

Syria is yet to make a statement on whether it was responsible for the disappearance of the Russian aircraft. SANA news agency reported the Technical Industry Institution in the state-controlled city of Latakia had been targeted. The strikes followed a similar attack on Damascus International Airport late on Saturday, which Syrian state media ...

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