• Philippines braces for Typhoon Mangkhut
Philippines braces for Typhoon Mangkhut

As massive as Hurricane Florence is, which is bearing down on the Carolinas, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is even bigger and has more distance and time to grow further. Weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tropical Depression "Neneng" brought light to moderate...

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour of New Zealand confirmed
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour of New Zealand confirmed

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are understood to have spent several days at the Castle of Mey with Charles at the start of August and time with the Queen, 92, at Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, later in the month. On October 22 the royals will spend a day on Fraser Island, before making their way to Fiji and Tonga and then back to Sydney on October 26 t...

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  • The Best Moments From Women Senators at the Kavanaugh Hearings
The Best Moments From Women Senators at the Kavanaugh Hearings

Democrats objected to the White House withholding more than 100,000 documents about Kavanaugh , and Republicans accused Democrats of trying to drag out the process to score political points with liberal groups. In the email, Kavanaugh was reviewing a potential op-ed article in support of two judicial nominees while he was working at the Georg...

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  • Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation — WashPost
Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation — WashPost

Many have called for Wuerl's resignation since the report was released. That resignation was submitted when Wuerl turned 75, which is the mandatory age for bishops to offer to retire. A Vatican spokesman says the meeting at the Apostolic Palace on Thursday will include Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who leads the U.S.

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  • Trump authorizes sanctions for foreign election meddling
Trump authorizes sanctions for foreign election meddling

The text of the order has not yet been released. Acting on that law, the U.S. Treasury imposed major sanctions against 24 Russians, striking at allies of Putin in one of Washington's most aggressive moves to punish Moscow. Coates said that the administration acknowledges that there was interference in the 2016 election, and "we've learned our l...

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  • Pope calls unprecedented meeting of top officials over sex abuse scandal
Pope calls unprecedented meeting of top officials over sex abuse scandal

In an explosive 11-page letter , Archbishop Viganò, the former apostolic nuncio to the USA, accused Pope Francis of lifting sanctions that were placed upon the former D.C. On Tuesday, he drew Satan into the fray, suggesting that the devil was behind Vigano's revelations. "He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalise t...

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  • Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'
Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'

Well, I hope they will come out themselves and speak about themselves. Putin said they were civilians. British police released a batch of photos of the the men it identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov - names that investigators said were likely aliases used for the operation.

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  • Papadopoulos: On Putin Meeting Proposal, 'My Recollection Differs' From Sessions'
Papadopoulos: On Putin Meeting Proposal, 'My Recollection Differs' From Sessions'

Papadopoulos last week received a lenient sentence after pleading guilty to making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in connection to the Russian Federation probe. Papadopoulos was also asked if he believed that Mueller's investigation will finally unearth a conspiracy of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian...

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  • Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know
Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know

Exercises similar in scale have not been held since 1981 when the Zapad-81 drills that involved about 100,000 troops were held in the Soviet Union's Belarusian, Kiev and Baltic Military Districts and in the Baltic Sea. Hong Kong-based commentator Song Zhongping said China is anxious to acquire more experience in large-scale operations that might be...

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  • South Africa's murder rate up almost 7 per cent, police say
South Africa's murder rate up almost 7 per cent, police say

Police minister Bheki Cele told MPs that the crime statistics were "nothing to write home about". The stats also show how nearly all gang-related murders in South Africa were recorded in the Western Cape. The statistics included details that there were 62 "farm murders" in the a year ago - a racially sensitive issue in South Africa, where some w...

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  • Man fatally shot by police officer mourned from Texas to St. Lucia
Man fatally shot by police officer mourned from Texas to St. Lucia

Jean was the first son of Alison Jean, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, and Bertram Jean, a supervisor at WASCO, a water and sewer company on St. "I love you to the moon and back...rest in eternal peace my baby", * a href="https://www.facebook.com/earl.jean.986?tn-str...

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  • Kerala: Congregation Calls Rape Accused Bishop
Kerala: Congregation Calls Rape Accused Bishop "Innocent Soul", Condemns Protest By Nuns

A nun who has accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her has petitioned the Vatican representative in India alleging that the clergyman was using "political and money power" to bury the case and sought his removal from the post. It was also pointed out that a nun, who was a witness in the case, had received threats to life, and no steps were t...

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  • US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled
US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled

It's not clear why the visit has been cancelled, although it is believed the decision was made in the US. President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned trip to Ireland in November after attending Armistice Day commemorations in France, catching Irish officials by surprise, The Irish Independent reported Tuesday.

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  • Trump to mark 17 years since September 11 at Pennsylvania field
Trump to mark 17 years since September 11 at Pennsylvania field

Trump, a NY native making his first visit as president to the Shanksville site, will focus on honoring the many lives that were lost that day. He and the first lady led a moment of silence at the White House accompanied by aides and administration officials at the exact time that hijackers flew the first of two airplanes into the World Trade Cent...

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  • Former White House aide pushes back on book
Former White House aide pushes back on book

And when asked about Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly's denials of the comments they reportedly made about Trump, Woodward refused to say that they were lying, instead alleging that "they are not telling the truth ". Bob Woodward thinks we have a lot to worry about. "People took actions to protect the country". Before Trump got to the O...

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  • Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London
Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London

She was the granddaughter of Ghulam Muhammad, who was known as "Gaama Pehelwan". She was placed on life support earlier in the day. Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari expressed her grief at the news and extended her condolences to the Sharif family, noting that Begum Kulsoom "deserves the nation's respect".

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  • Woodward on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: 'I Wouldn’t Have Used It'
Woodward on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: 'I Wouldn’t Have Used It'

Mr Trump tweeted: " The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources". In response to a tweet about The View host's comments on Trump , Grisham stated that the women of The View were "disrespectful & hypocritical while mocking someone's accent".

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  • More than 800 detained in Russian Federation protests
More than 800 detained in Russian Federation protests

Despite the nature of the protest, many of those who took part were young. The Russian news portal OVD-Info, which tracks the arrest of protesters, said more than 830 demonstrators were detained on September 9 at protests in 33 towns and cities across Russia .

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  • Mike Pence: No-one on my staff wrote Trump 'resistance' op-ed
Mike Pence: No-one on my staff wrote Trump 'resistance' op-ed

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous essay writer. Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the "senior administration official" who wrote the opinion piece because it included language Pence has been known to use, like the unusual word "lodestar"....

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  • ICC says 'undeterred' after threats of United States sanctions
ICC says 'undeterred' after threats of United States sanctions

Bolton delivered his remarks Monday to the conservative Federalist Society in Washington . "If the court comes after us, Israel or other allies, we will not sit quietly", Bolton plans to say, noting that ICC judges and prosecutors could be banned from entering the U.S.as a retaliatory measure.

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