Global

by | October 07, 2018 | 13:15

Murad, as one of the captives, was repeatedly subject to abuse and was one of 3,000 Yazidi girls captured by the Islamic State army. He is dedicating the award to all women affected by sexual violence. In 2016, at the age of 23 Murad was named United Nations goodwill ambassador and won the EU's Sakharov Prize for Human Rights . Despite facing an assassination attempt and attacks against his family, Denis Mukwege continues to campaign tirelessly against sexual violence in conflict.

by | October 07, 2018 | 12:09

Jackee says her husband called the government department that deals with mutilated currency , and was told he could send the shredded money to them and the couple would get their money back. "As devastated and as sick as we were, this was one of those moments where you just have to laugh", Ms Belnap told U.S. television station KRON4. "I'm like, 'Well, this will make a great wedding story one day, '" she said.

by | October 07, 2018 | 09:06

As contentious as Bork's confirmation was, six Republicans voted against him, and two Democrats supported him - a far cry from Saturday's vote in which just two senators, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), crossed the aisle.

by | October 07, 2018 | 05:54

The global Criminal Political Investigation (Interpol) chief Meng Hongwei allegedly went missing on Friday, October 5, after he went to China. The South China Morning Post , a Hong Kong newspaper, has suggested that Mr Meng may have been the latest target of an ongoing campaign against corruption in China.

by | October 06, 2018 | 22:26

With important cases on social issues and business regulation headed for the court, Kavanaugh will likely give conservatives the upper hand. But Collins said witnesses Ford had identified who were interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week and included in a report the agency gave lawmakers had failed to corroborate Ford's claims.

by | October 06, 2018 | 20:52

Meanwhile, die-hard Democrats insisted on arguing through the night to a mostly empty Senate chamber. Republicans hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate. Joe Manchin , Democrat from West Virginia, has announced that he is going to vote "yes" to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Manchin, who faces a competitive re-election next month in a state Trump overwhelmingly carried in 2016, voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination in a key procedural vote earlier Friday.

by | October 06, 2018 | 20:16

Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer to be charged with first-degree murder since 1980. The shooting of McDonald happened in October 2014 but did not gain widespread notoriety until the video of his final moments was released by court order in 2015, the same day officer Jason Van Dyke was charged .

by | October 06, 2018 | 14:42

The final Senate vote on the Supreme Court nominee is likely to be held Saturday. Outside the chamber, meanwhile, a much louder kind of drama has been unfolding - much of it aimed at the few senators who remained undecided. She was re-elected in 2016. Kavanaugh's once near-certain confirmation to the lifelong appointment on the constitutional court is on a knife-edge after bitter debate over sexual assault allegations dating to his school and university days.

by | October 06, 2018 | 13:24

Modi said that talks with Putin have given a new direction to the bilateral strategic partnership and Russian Federation has always been a part of India's growth story. China was the first nation to buy the S-400 missile system in 2014. Chief Dhanoa said: "No country is facing the kind of grave threat that India is confronted with".

by | October 06, 2018 | 10:37

Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. President Donald Trump condemned protesters who have turned out in droves to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, calling them "elevator screamers" funded by professional interest groups.

by | October 06, 2018 | 08:57

The attack on the OPCW took place in April - at the same time the organization was working to analyze the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal in England, the officials said. 'Our message is clear - together with our allies, we will expose and respond to the GRU's attempts to undermine global stability'. A British Whitehall official said that the 4 men were "caught in flagrante", and added the "technicolour" detail of the items found would be embarrassing to the Russians: "For a GRU ...

by | October 06, 2018 | 05:58

The ABC reports that the move will likely cost the states $21 million (A$30 million) a year in lost revenue. However, are those who worry that scrapping the tampon tax will lead to more exemptions from the GST in the future, undermining the broader tax system.

by | October 06, 2018 | 03:54

The stalled denuclearization talks were put back on track after North Korea offered to dismantle its major nuclear complex in Yongbyon if the United States took corresponding measures at the inter-Korean summit last month. Pompeo stressed that, in the meantime, global sanctions would have to remain in place on North Korea. Pompeo is set to visit Pyongyang on Sunday for nuclear negotiations, his first trip since an earlier one was cancelled by Trump over a lack of progress.

by | October 06, 2018 | 03:54

Kavanaugh has been a partisan political operative, working with Republicans to investigate President Bill Clinton and helping George W. Bush win the Bush v. Asked whether questions raised about Kavanaugh's credibility during the hearings should be disqualifying, Stevens said, "Not necessarily". "I thought that (Kavanaugh) wrote a very persuasive opinion" on that subject, Stevens said, "and as a matter of fact I put his picture in the book to illustrate my admiration for it".

by | October 06, 2018 | 01:43

EDT and announced her support of Kavanaugh. Republican Senator Susan Collins , a potential key swing vote, said before the procedural vote that she will announce her final decision on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Friday afternoon. 27, 2018 in Washington . But he said he will because he considers Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution". Senate Democrats criticized the White House for what they say is a limited FBI investigation of Kavanaugh.

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:58

However, the SU have since clarified in a new official statement that they "are not banning audible clapping" and that the policy resolves to "encourage British Sign Language (BSL) clapping during our democratic events only". One tweeter even suggested that jazz hands might not be inclusive to blind people, who would not be able see what was happening. Student leaders at the university declared that Kipling stood "for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and human rights".

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:43

The study cites 48 deaths from "falling" that resulted from 41 incidents - that's a higher number of fatal incidents involving selfies than drowning, even if the overall death toll is lower. Thus, the risk to die because of selfie is considerably reduced after the age of 30. The highest number of selfie-deaths were in India with Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan following behind.

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:29

But Mr Trump's Republicans are more confident they will win the vote after two wavering Republican senators responded positively to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct against Mr Kavanaugh. In his op-ed, Kavanaugh stressed that "the Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution". Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is acknowledging he "might have been too emotional" in Senate testimony but says he can be counted on to be an ...

by | October 05, 2018 | 17:56

Hongwei, 64, was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. His wife last had contact with him before he went to China about a week ago. Before taking over at Interpol , Meng Hongwei was deputy minister in charge of public security in China.

by | October 05, 2018 | 16:59

Steve King, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives from Iowa, said: "If Kavanaugh is not confirmed, every man is subject to seeing their life's work and their reputation destroyed by an unsubstantiated allegation". Trump's confident assertion of a falsehood, along with a call for his fans to "check it out", uncannily echoes the praise of George W. Bush offered by Stephen Colbert , speaking in character as a right-wing pundit at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner.

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:44

The US disregard of China's claims over the disputed waters, through which trillions of dollars-worth of trade passes annually, is being demonstrated amid unprecedented tensions between the world's two largest economies. Navy ships during previous FONOPs in the South China Sea, but Sunday's encounter appears to the be the closest one yet. "The close encounter between the Chinese destroyer and the USS Decatur was the closest one yet", Timothy Heath, senior worldwide defense research ...

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:03

Russia has completed deliveries of antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-300 for the needs of defense of Syria, said Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during the meeting with members of the security Council of the Russian Federation. "I saw that report", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told Newsmax. The Defence Ministry has started training the selected personnel and specialists to use the S-300 systems, which will last for three months, Shoigu said.

by | October 05, 2018 | 07:16

Ford's lawyers have said she was not contacted for an interview. Also interviewed was Tim Gaudette, who, according to Judge Kavanaugh's calendars, hosted a party in July 1982 that Democrats say could have been the get-together where the assault happened, and Chris Garrett, a Kavanaugh friend who Ms.

by | October 04, 2018 | 22:01

China, for example, has refused a request for a USA warship to make a port call at Hong Kong in October, and it has strongly protested US plans to sell additional military equipment to Taiwan, the self-governed island that China considers its territory.

by | October 04, 2018 | 19:26

Canadian consumers might see a little more choice in the dairy aisles under the new USMCA trade pact. The lobby group for Canadian dairy farmers is "deeply disappointed" in a new global trade agreement with the U.S. cent than Friday. He explained the U.S.is Saskatchewan's biggest customer and with a small domestic market, the province has to ship its products overseas in order to grow and succeed economically.