• Trump says Mattis may go: 'I think he's sort of a Democrat'
Trump says Mattis may go: 'I think he's sort of a Democrat'

Mattis has often publicly walked back some of Trump's more controversial statements on foreign policy, and the two have a strained relationship, veteran journalist Bob Woodward has reported in his book " Fear ". But Trump rebuffed reports of chaos in the White House as " fake news ", adding, "I'm changing things around". He said he's entitl...

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  • Over 1 million USA customers without power after Michael
Over 1 million USA customers without power after Michael

In North Carolina , a falling tree killed a man in his vehicle, and state officials said Friday that a man and a woman died after their auto hit a large tree that had fallen across a road. 62-year-old Ruby Allen became stranded on a bridge while traveling and was swept away by flood waters. A sheriff's deputy and a local resident tried to rescue J...

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  • India’s #MeToo Moment Roils Entertainment, Media Industries
India’s #MeToo Moment Roils Entertainment, Media Industries

Speaking about the same, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah said that he fails to understand such men "who try to touch women without their consent". In 2017, Raya Sarkar and "the list" exposed misogyny and misuse of power in Indian academia that translated to various forms of harassment and assault, and in October 2018, social media has explode...

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  • France's Macron on way to Armenia for French countries' meet
France's Macron on way to Armenia for French countries' meet

She is facing strong competition from Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo . Mushikiwabo was elected in a suspense-free vote on the last day of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) summit in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

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  • Qatar Press Centre concerned over missing Saudi journalist
Qatar Press Centre concerned over missing Saudi journalist

US President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information on what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called "a very serious situation".

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  • Portugal declares red alert as Hurricane Leslie nears
Portugal declares red alert as Hurricane Leslie nears

With a low barometric pressure recorded at 919 millibars, a measure of a hurricane's force, Michael was the third strongest storm on record to hit the continental United States, behind only Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 and the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in the Florida Keys.

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  • Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard
Top climber Kim Chang-ho among nine killed by Himalayan blizzard

He said all the tents had been flattened, reduced to a tangled mess of tarpaulin and broken polls, and the climbers' bodies were scattered across a wide area, including some in a river bed some 500 metres (1,640 feet) away from the main camp.

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  • 11 dead babies found in former funeral home in Detroit
11 dead babies found in former funeral home in Detroit

The bodies of 11 babies were found in the ceiling of a former Detroit funeral home on Friday night after investigators received an anonymous tip. Eight bodies were reportedly found in a cardboard box, while three were found in separate bags inside one small casket.

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  • Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as archbishop of Washington
Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as archbishop of Washington

Wuerl's resignation comes in the wake of a barrage of allegations that he mishandled and covered up instances of criminal sexual abuse by priests while he was bishop of Pittsburgh, from 1988-2006. Francis' praise alarmed survivors' advocates, who said it was evidence of the clerical culture Francis himself denounces in which the church hierarchy ...

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  • India's Election To UN Human Rights Council Buries Pak Propaganda: BJP
India's Election To UN Human Rights Council Buries Pak Propaganda: BJP

Independent watchdog Human Rights Watch criticized the move, warning Washington's absence at the council would put the onus on other governments to address the world's most serious rights problems. It also condemned the election of Eritrea and Bahrain on the Council citing their government's persecution and jailing of critics and human rights defen...

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  • Israel orders immediate halt to Gaza fuel deliveries
Israel orders immediate halt to Gaza fuel deliveries

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of Aisha al-Rawbi in Biddya village after she was killed when stones were thrown at the auto she was traveling in. Israel said its troops had shot a group who broke through the fence with a bomb and attacked an army post. Gaza medics said that, in addition to the six dead, around 140 others were wo...

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  • 2010 people confirmed killed in Indonesia's quakes, tsunami
2010 people confirmed killed in Indonesia's quakes, tsunami

On the west coast of Sulawesi, the official death toll from the Sept 28 quake and tsunami stood at 2,045. Indonesian authorities on Thursday extended the deadline for the search and rescue operations for a possible 5,000 people missing in the areas worst affected by the quake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi island on September 28, killing 2,0...

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  • Michael Bloomberg says he’s once again a registered Democrat
Michael Bloomberg says he’s once again a registered Democrat

Bloomberg, New York City's mayor from 2002 to 2013, announced on Instagram Wednesday he's re-registered as a Democrat - accompanied with a photograph of him signing official forms. The media and business titan will reportedly run for president, potentially setting up a battle of the billionaires in 2020. "You got my vote if you run for president...

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  • F-35 Jets: Military grounds entire fleet
F-35 Jets: Military grounds entire fleet

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) said on 11 October that the USA suspended flight operations. The incident occurred only one day after the U.S. military first used the F-35 in combat, when Marine Corps jets hit Taliban targets in Afghanistan.

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  • Strong 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea
Strong 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

But it warned that "recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis, landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses". Indonesia suffered a powerful 7.5 magnitude quake and tsunami last month on the island of Sulawesi killing more than 2,000 people. Tsunami waves are forecast to be about a foot ...

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  • Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl Following Sexual Abuse Scandals
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl Following Sexual Abuse Scandals

Archbishop Vigano had claimed he personally informed Pope Francis in June 2013 that in "2009 or 2010", after Cardinal McCarrick had retired, Pope Benedict imposed sanctions on him because of allegations of sexual misconduct with and sexual harassment of seminarians.

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  • Air India flight with 136 on board hits airport wall (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Air India flight with 136 on board hits airport wall (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

However, airline officials said they do not have much information on which part of the aircraft had hit the antenna on ground or the damage to the aircraft. After the incident, an internal inquiry has been set up. The matter was conveyed to the pilot in command. The incident reportedly took place around 1:19 am when two of plane's wheels hit the ...

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  • Asian markets close lower amid IMF’s global growth forecast downgrade
Asian markets close lower amid IMF’s global growth forecast downgrade

The IMF in its World Economic Outlook 2018 noted that " Nigeria's projected economic growth in the sub-Sahara Africa from 3.1 percent this year to 3.8 percent in 2019 is not enough to create the needed jobs for the growing population of the region".

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  • Beijing sends basketball star Yao Ming to court Kim Jong
Beijing sends basketball star Yao Ming to court Kim Jong

She cited the intent to create more diplomatic momentum with the North, but Trump reacted by saying Seoul could "do nothing" without Washington's approval. Pompeo's complaint was revealed by South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, speaking to an opposition lawmaker about a recent phone call with Pompeo.

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  • Saudi Arabia denies 'baseless' reports of Turkish ambassador's expulsion
Saudi Arabia denies 'baseless' reports of Turkish ambassador's expulsion

But what about the US alliance with Saudi Arabia? The US president told reporters on Monday: "Hopefully that will sort itself out". While it has always been apparent that common values are not shared by all American allies, can we still remain partners when journalists go missing, presumed murdered? Writing as a columnist for the Washington...

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