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South Korea to conduct military drills amid stalled exercises with U.S.

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will stage two military drills next week amid a thaw in relations with North Korea, which have prompted Seoul and Washington to suspend joint exercises with the United States to spur nuclear talks. The allies agreed last week to halt the Vigilant Ace air defense drills planned for December, after delaying August’s major annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises. The move was intended to give
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Peru opposition vows to halt clashes as leader faces jailtime

[ad_1] LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s most powerful conservative party vowed on Thursday to stop engaging in disputes with other political groups, a dramatic opposition shift that could help President Martin Vizcarra pass legislation. Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru, accompanied by her husband Mark Vito leaves the court after a hearing as part of an investigation into money laundering, in Lima,
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Japan court clears way for restart of Shikoku Electric reactor

[ad_1] TOKYO (Reuters) - A court in Japan on Friday paved the way for Shikoku Electric Power Co to restart its only operable nuclear reactor, rejecting a lawsuit from residents to close the unit. The decision allows the company to restart its Ikata No. 3 reactor on Saturday, after the Hiroshima High Court, in late September, lifted an injunction of December 2017 blocking operations of the 890-megawatt reactor. In line
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Anti-Trump champion Avenatti says 2020 Dem nominee ‘better be white man’ — RT US News

[ad_1] Lawyer Michael Avenatti, a self-appointed advocate of all women, is facing online wrath after saying that Democrats should pick a "white male" to run for president in 2020, as his arguments would "carry more weight." Avenatti, the firebrand lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal case against US President Donald Trump, has faced massive backlash after he told Time in the interview that it takes a white
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China On Edge After Bolsonaro’s Anti-Beijing Rhetoric

[ad_1] The Chinese government is currently researching how to manage a potential future with Brazil's current presidential runoff election being led by Jair Bolsonaro, who has been highly critical of Beijing's presence in Brazil and is threatening to chill the major trading relationship amid an ongoing trade war with the United States, according to Reuters. Chinese diplomats have met twice with Bolsonaro advisers in recent weeks in Brasilia, according to
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Black teen says she’s white & trashes black people in viral VIDEO — RT US News

[ad_1] In a bizarre clip now going viral on social media, a black teen who has had the KKK on speed-dial "since, like, middle school" is shown insulting her own race and insisting she's white. The 16-year-old, identified only by her first name, Treasure, comes off chillingly sincere when she calls her black peers "hood rats" and "monkeys." "It made me feel good to put down an African American person
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Caitlyn Jenner: Trump ‘relentlessly attacking’ trans people

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Caitlyn Jenner accused Mr Trump of using trans people as "pawns" Transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner has ended her support for President Donald Trump over his record on trans rights.The ex-Olympic athlete and reality TV star said she had "remained hopeful" that she could work with Mr Trump's administration.But in a column for the Washington Post on Thursday, she admitted her position had been a
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UK said Assange would not be extradited: Ecuador’s top attorney

[ad_1] QUITO (Reuters) - The United Kingdom told Ecuador in August that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would not be extradited if he left the country’s London embassy, where he has lived under asylum since 2012, Ecuador’s top government attorney said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File PhotoIn a written response to
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Montreal museum partners with doctors to ‘prescribe’ art

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could these paintings make you feel better? Montreal physicians will soon have a new possible prescription for their patients: fine art. A doctors' organisation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are partnering to allow physicians to write prescriptions for free museum visits.The initiative is being billed as the first of its kind in the world. The museum says patients will be
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Cambodian Refugee Facing Deportation Seeks Pardon For Murder He Committed At Age 14

[ad_1] Borey Ai, who admits he was a 14-year-old gangster when he killed a woman during a robbery that netted about $300, is now seeking a pardon to prevent his deportation to his native Cambodia, The Associated Press reports. Ai spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he had turned his life around. He walked out of California’s San Quentin prison in November 2016 and into the custody
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This is the world’s oldest intact shipwreck

[ad_1] "A ship, surviving intact, from the Classical world, lying in over 2 kilometers of water, is something I would never have believed possible," said University of Southampton professor Jon Adams, the Black Sea MAP's principal investigator. "This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world."The ship was a Greek trading vessel, which researchers matched to ancient Greek pottery like the "Siren Vase," on display at
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Who supports Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro?

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jair Bolsonaro has managed to appeal to disparate groups in Brazilian society Brazilians are voting for a new president on Sunday and opinion polls suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has a commanding lead. Which are the groups supporting him and why?Those worried about rising violenceFor many Brazilians, tackling violence is the number one priority. Mr Bolsonaro has put tackling crime at the centre
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New evacuation at Time Warner Center, home of CNN HQ, over ‘suspicious package’ — RT US News

[ad_1] Police briefly evacuated the Time Warner Center in New York for a second time in two days as a precaution after finding two unattended packages in the mall located in the building. The evacuation came on the heels of Wednesday’s bomb scare, in which an explosive device addressed to former CIA director John Brennan was discovered in CNN’s mailroom. That device was one of 10 mailed to prominent Democrats
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Florida courthouse evacuated due to suspicious ‘device with wires’ — RT US News

[ad_1] Published time: 26 Oct, 2018 00:06 Authorities report that the Polk County courthouse in Bartow, FL has been evacuated after officials found a suspicious device with wires coming out of it in three containers. Federal investigators currently suspect the 10 bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and other public figures in the past few days originated in south Florida, where the courthouse is located. Sources cited by various media are
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Google CEO sends out sex harassment damage control memo — RT US News

[ad_1] Google CEO Sundar Pichai has emailed employees about harassment-related firings in an attempt at damage control, after a New York Times piece revealed Google had sheltered senior execs from sex charges and even paid them to leave. The company-wide email, seen and reported by several media outlets, attempted to reassure Googlers that the company was far from the hotbed of sexual predation depicted in the Times piece, informing them
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Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 October 2018

[ad_1] A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Rich diamond fields in northern Angola, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pictured from a helicopter on Saturday…. Image copyright EPA Image caption Over the last month, the authorities have forced more than 300,000 Congolese, including this woman on Saturday, to return
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Wildlife trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts say buyers are drawn in by the cute looks of lion cubs Police officers are used to finding people hiding in unusual places for unusual reasons.But one man gave law enforcement a shock in Paris earlier this week.The 30-year-old was found hiding in a neighbour's cupboard while a lion cub sat on a nearby bed.Police found another lion cub in a flat
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INF treaty: Putin shrugs off Trump’s nuclear arms move

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Feeling relaxed: Putin has even joked in recent days about the prospect of nuclear conflict Waking up to daily headlines about nuclear obliteration is not a comfortable feeling. But Vladimir Putin seems to be relishing an exchange of deadly threats with the United States.As Donald Trump tears up a key arms control treaty and pledges to rebuild his country's nuclear arsenal, Russia's president
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Chilli challenge spices up Georgian presidential vote

[ad_1] Image copyright Rustavi 2 TV Image caption Nika Gvaramia took to live TV to kick off the protest It takes guts to eat raw chilli. But in Georgia it has become a matter of political conviction. Opponents of one of the top presidential candidates, Salome Zurabishvili, have signed up for a "chilli pepper challenge" on social media to protest her candidacy in elections on Sunday.They find her so distasteful
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Rihanna-inspired model Adetutu is challenging tribal marking stereotypes

[ad_1] Nigerian face model Adetutu Alabi is using social media to create awareness and change the narrative of people with tribal marking in Africa. Adetutu, who was recently followed on social media by Rihanna, started a campaign called #tribalmarkschallenge. She advocates a ban on facial scarring in Africa and wants permission to be sought before it is carried out.Video Journalist: Grace Ekpu [ad_2] Source link
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro scraps pledge to quit Paris climate deal

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s presidential front-runner said on Thursday he would not leave the Paris climate accord if elected, going back on a prior pledge to follow the pullout by U.S. President Donald Trump, a role model for his anti-establishment run. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro attends a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesRight-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro’s decision marks a
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Ireland presidential election: Voters set for polling day

[ad_1] Image caption Contesting the election are, clockwise from top left, Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ni Riada, Michael D Higgins and Sean Gallagher Polls will open in the Republic of Ireland later on Friday as voters elect their president.Mr Higgins is the first incumbent in 50 years to face a challenge in his bid for a second seven-year erm.The president is Ireland's "first citizen", but has limited
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Decline In Adult Flu Vaccinations May Have Contributed To Last Season’s Record Death Toll

[ad_1] Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason that the 2017-2018 season was the deadliest in decades, The Washington Post reports. Reports released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new details outlining the severity of the past flu season, during which more people were killed by seasonal
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Bolsonaro’s anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

[ad_1] BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Chinese government is trying to make peace with Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, whose China-bashing threatens to chill a profitable trading relationship that has benefited both countries. FILE PHOTO: Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), arrives to cast his vote in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File photoChinese diplomats based in Brasilia have met
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Suspicious packages could be ‘Russian operation,’ says MSNBC host — RT US News

[ad_1] It took less than 48 hours for the US mainstream media to go from blaming President Donald Trump for a series of suspicious packages sent to leading Democrats and CNN to blaming - who else? - Russia. US authorities are still hunting for the person or persons responsible for ten or so packages containing what appeared to be pipe bombs - none of which have actually exploded - that
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Mail bomb investigators check Florida leads, say US media

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill (centre), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney (right) brief reporters Suspected explosive devices mailed to high-profile US figures may have been sent from Florida, according to media reports.Unnamed officials told outlets that investigators believe at least one package originated there.But FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney would not confirm these reports during
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Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro’s lead over leftist narrows: poll

[ad_1] Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro attends a news conference at a campaign office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s lead over leftist rival Fernando Haddad has narrowed, according to a survey of voter intentions published on Thursday night ahead of this weekend’s run-off ballot. The Datafolha poll published by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper showed that Bolsonaro
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South Africa’s Ramaphosa seeks new investment pledges as economy struggles

[ad_1] President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks before Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's swearing in ceremony at Tuynhuys in Cape Town, South Africa, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sumaya HishamJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will seek billions of dollars of new spending pledges from foreign investors and local firms at an investment summit on Friday, as he seeks to haul the economy out of recession before next year’s election. The former union
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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end “the terrible war in Yemen”. FILE PHOTO: Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoThe comments from Austria,
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Trump briefed by CIA chief on Khashoggi investigation — RT Newsline

[ad_1] CIA chief Gina Haspel has briefed President Trump on the current status of the investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death. Haspel recently returned from Istanbul, where she was reportedly played an audio recording of Khashoggi’s interrogation and murder by Saudi agents inside the country’s consulate. The White House did not elaborate on what was said in the briefing.Trump has expressed frustration with the Saudi government’s ever-evolving explanation of the
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Trump briefed by CIA chief after trip to Turkey for Khashoggi case

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump received a briefing on Thursday morning from CIA Director Gina Haspel on the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Haspel had just returned from a trip to Turkey. Reporting by Eric
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At least 18, mostly children, killed in Jordan flash flood

[ad_1] DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - At least 18 people, mainly schoolchildren and teachers, were killed on Thursday by a flash flood during a school outing near Jordan’s Dead Sea in one of the worst disasters in the kingdom in years, rescuers and hospital workers said. Relatives gather outside a hospital near the Dead Sea, Jordan October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad HamedThirty-four people were rescued in a major operation involving police
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Die-hard neocon think-tank is ‘scrubbing the internet of fringe views’ – Max Blumenthal — RT US News

[ad_1] A sweeping purge in which numerous alternative media pages were cleansed from Facebook and Twitter has actually been driven by a figurehead of a hardline neocon think-tank, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. “What we saw taking place since the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the victory of Donald Trump is an effort to identify not just Russian-backed media but alternative media as part of the ‘Russian influence campaign’,”
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Washington, DC conservative radio station evacuated over suspicious package — RT US News

[ad_1] WMAL, a conservative talk radio station in the US capital, was evacuated over after receiving a suspicious package Larry O’Connor, one of the hosts at the station, tweeted that “there were some similarities” between the package and those received by CNN and several prominent Democrats over the past two days, though “it does not look” like them.Suspicious package received at WMAL. Building evacuated. Police and fire are on scene.
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Son of Saudi journalist Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia: sources

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Washington with his family from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, according to two sources close to the family, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed for his return. A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman OrsalSalah Khashoggi,
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Unai Emery: Frederic Kanoute praises ‘amazing’ Arsenal boss

[ad_1] The Mali international won back-to-back UEFA Cup trophies with Sevilla between 2006-2007 and has wonderful memories of that "amazing" time.In 2009 the UEFA Cup was rebranded as the Europa League and Kanoute believes his former side can once again win the tournament this season though he knows Sevilla faces strong competition, notably from English Premier League club Arsenal. Kanoute says his dream final would involve Sevilla reuniting with "top
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Urine luck! South Africa turns human pee into construction material — RT Business News

[ad_1] South Africa is a whizz at slashing the environmental impact of construction, as bricks made from human urine are set to come on stream thanks to students at the University of Cape Town. The young researchers managed to combine people’s urine, which had been collected from specially designed male urinals at the university’s engineering building, with sand and bacteria.A process called microbial carbonate precipitation reportedly allows the bricks to
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FBI may probe Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick & lawyer Avenatti over lying to Senate — RT US News

[ad_1] The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI to investigate Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti for fraud, false statements, and obstruction over their accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter sent to the FBI and the Department of Justice on Thursday, committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) makes a criminal referral against Swetnick and Avenatti for three felonies, ranging from conspiracy to defraud the
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Saudi King briefs Putin on Khashoggi murder investigation — RT Newsline

[ad_1] Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has briefed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the investigation into the murder of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, as the two leaders spoke on the phone, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The King told Putin that the Saudi government was determined to make sure that those responsible will “receive their punishment,” it said. The Kremlin website confirmed that the conversation
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NATO urges Trump officials not to quit nuclear treaty: diplomats

[ad_1] BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European members of NATO urged the United States on Thursday to try to bring Russia back into compliance with a nuclear arms control treaty rather than quit it, diplomats said, seeking to avoid a split in the alliance that Moscow could exploit. NATO and U.S. flags fly at the entrance of the Alliance's headquarters during a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017.
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Sri Lanka arrests top policeman over alleged president assassination plot

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena gestures as he speaks during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev//File PhotoCOLOMBO (Reuters) - A top Sri Lankan police official was arrested on Thursday over a suspected plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena, police a spokesman said. The alleged plot briefly threatened to cause tension between Sri Lanka and
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Go back home and apply legally, you won’t be let in — RT US News

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump has for the first time directly addressed Central American migrants making their way towards the US southern border, telling them that they will not be permitted to enter the country illegally. In a Thursday afternoon tweet, Trump told migrants that the US is “not letting people into the United States illegally” and advised them to go back to their own countries and “apply for citizenship
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Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

[ad_1] Google says it has sacked 48 people, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims in the past two years.In a letter to employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking an "increasingly hard line" on inappropriate conduct.The letter was in response to a New York Times report that Andy Rubin, creator of Android mobile software, received a $90m exit package despite facing misconduct allegations.A spokesman for
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Matthew Shepard: The murder that changed America

[ad_1] The death of a gay student, tortured and tied to a prairie fence in Wyoming two decades ago, shocked America. As Matthew Shepard's ashes are interred in the nation's spiritual home, those who knew him reflect on his remarkable legacy.It was the dental brace.That's how Judy and Dennis Shepard knew it was their son in the hospital bed."Bandages and stitches all over his face," Judy says, "and bandages around
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Former 9/11 NYPD boss walks off CNN panel, says network ‘politicizing’ pipe bomb story — RT US News

[ad_1] Bernard Kerik, who led the New York Police Department during the 9/11 attacks, walked off a CNN set and accused the network of using a series of attempted pipe bomb attacks to push its own anti-Trump agenda. Kerik had been scheduled to appear as part of a panel on CNN, to discuss the series of suspected pipe bombs mailed to top Democratic officials and to CNN’s New York studio,
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Saudi Arabia now says Khashoggi murder ‘premeditated’

[ad_1] DUBAI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate this month was premeditated, reversing previous official statements that the killing was unintended. The death of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of de facto Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has sparked global outrage and mushroomed into a crisis for the world’s top oil exporter
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Sen. Grassley Refers Kavanaugh Accuser, Her Lawyer Avenatti To DOJ For Investigation

[ad_1] Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) requested the Department of Justice open a federal investigation into whether lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, made false statements in a conspiracy against Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to Politico. Grassley sent the 12-page letter on Thursday to both the DOJ and FBI to request they investigate multiple claims by Avenatti, an attorney
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Image of shirtless Gaza protester goes viral online — RT World News

[ad_1] A striking image of a shirtless Palestinian protester has gone viral, drawing comparisons with the iconic French Revolution Painting ‘Liberty Leading the People’ and being described as a “David fighting Goliath” moment. The photograph, which was captured in northern Gaza on October 22 by Mustafa Hassouna who works for the Turkish Anadolu Agency, shows a 20-year-old A'ed Abu Amro with a Palestinian flag in one hand and a slingshot