• Melania Trump praises Kavanaugh but says 'I have my own voice'
Melania Trump praises Kavanaugh but says 'I have my own voice'

The first lady was captured taking pictures of animals on her iPhone and peering through binoculars. Standing in front of the Great Sphinx in Egypt Saturday, she told reporters, "I wish people focus on what I do, not what I wear". While visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Project in Kenya, the first lady topped her outfit with a white ...

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  • United States and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo
United States and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

Also on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he expects Kim to travel to Russian Federation and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea soon amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis. Pompeo, who was briefing Wang following his visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , said, "The issues that you charac...

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  • VP accuses China of election meddling, tech theft
VP accuses China of election meddling, tech theft

China called US accusation of interference in its elections "extremely ridiculous", and defended its foreign policy record in response to a lengthy criticism by US Vice-President Mike Pence . military. He was to accuse Beijing of convincing three Latin American nations to sever ties with Taiwan and recognize China. Pence will also protest Beij...

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  • McConnell doesn't rule out confirming SCOTUS nominee in presidential election year
McConnell doesn't rule out confirming SCOTUS nominee in presidential election year

The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination by 50 votes to 48. "I never predicted this". She said Sunday that despite the presence of protesters outside her home in Bangor, the response from Mainers has been "overwhelmingly positive". The Trump appointee has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by three women in recent weeks, and critics...

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  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad

After qualifying as a gynaecologist from France, Dr Mukwege started to practice in his motherland. Spokesman Lambert Mende said Mr Mukwege has done "remarkable work" treating victims of sexual violence during years of conflict in the country's east.

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  • Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), looks like a profile in courage compared to her colleague from West Virginia. Sen. Susan Collins , R-Maine., ended weeks of suspense Friday, announcing that she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the allegations of sexual assault made against him.

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  • Girl, 8, Finds 1,500-Year-Old Sword While Swimming In Swedish Lake
Girl, 8, Finds 1,500-Year-Old Sword While Swimming In Swedish Lake

As young Saga emerged from the waters, "she picked up the object, lifted it high above her head, and shouted as if she was Pippi Longstocking, 'DADDY!" Initial estimations by scientists pegged the sword to be at least 1,000 years old, but further research indicated the sword was much older than that.

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  • Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court
Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

McConnell, in two news show interviews, tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland , in 2016.

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  • Man killed by rare sea snake bite off coast of Australia
Man killed by rare sea snake bite off coast of Australia

The Marine Education Society of Australia said sea snakes, of which there are various species are among the world's most venomous creatures, though don't bite unless provoked or disturbed.The Marine Education Society of Australia said sea snakes, of which there are various species are among the world's most venomous creatures, though don't bite unl...

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  • 20 killed in limo crash in upstate NY
20 killed in limo crash in upstate NY

Local officials say the limo sped down a hill in the town of Schoharie and crashed into bystanders at a nearby store. The crash "sounded like an explosion", said Linda Riley, of nearby Schenectady, who was on a shopping trip with her sisters and had been in their parked auto outside the store at the time.

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  • M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti
M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday night (001 GMT) and was centred 12 miles (19 kilometres) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometres) from the capital of Port-au-Prince . It said the injured are receiving treatment in hospitals. The quake was felt in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince , a...

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  • Susan Collins Announces She Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
Susan Collins Announces She Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

His confirmation provides a defining accomplishment for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which found a unifying force in the cause of putting a new conservative majority on the court. She said would announce later in the day whether she would support him in the final ballot. Complicating matters, the office of Republican Steve ...

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  • Mrs. Buhari knocks Nigeria ruling APC over impunity, manipulation
Mrs. Buhari knocks Nigeria ruling APC over impunity, manipulation

He joined the ruling APC and sought the party's ticket in 2014, but lost to Gen Buhari at the primary held in Lagos. Next year's presidential race appears to have tightened in recent months with the APC hit by a wave of defections over the leadership style of the 75-year-old former military ruler.

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  • Melania Trump sashays to African beat, feeds baby elephants
Melania Trump sashays to African beat, feeds baby elephants

Agency for International Development, including textbooks. "Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", Mrs. She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school. The White House is donating " Be Best "-themed school supplies, including totes, chalk for teachers, and so...

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  • The Debate - Trump Humiliating Saudi Arabia
The Debate - Trump Humiliating Saudi Arabia

As attention on Khashoggi's case intensified Friday, with newspaper editorials and USA senators calling for his release, Saud Kabli, the communications director for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, offered his government's most vigorous denial yet that it was responsible for the disappearance.

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  • China says Interpol chief suspected 'of violating the law'
China says Interpol chief suspected 'of violating the law'

Earlier Interpol had indicated Meng's disappearance was "for the relevant authorities in France and China" to deal with. The Associated Press reported that Meng Hongwei is a member of China's Communist Party and his various past jobs likely put him in close contact with Zhou Yongkang, a former Chinese security chief and fellow Communist Party mem...

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  • Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate
Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

Every Democrat except Sen. "Change must come from where change in America always begins: the ballot box", said Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY, looking ahead to November. "The Senate's not broken, and we didn't attack Merrick Garland's background and try to destroy him", McConnell averred . To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocen...

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  • Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge
Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge

Controversial US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was approved by a majority of the Senate on Saturday afternoon after weeks of tension in Washington. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for having "scored in his own goal", Collins addressed her own decision to vote in favor of Kavanaugh. Some Democrats in the House of Representatives have indicated Ka...

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  • Ex-South Korean president convicted on corruption charges
Ex-South Korean president convicted on corruption charges

Lee, President from 2008-2013, was indicted in April on 16 counts that include bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. Mr Moon came to office vowing to clean house after the Park scandal, and has previously criticised Lee over an investigation into another former president, Roh Moo-hyun.

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  • Melania Trump praises Kavanaugh, laments attention on her clothes
Melania Trump praises Kavanaugh, laments attention on her clothes

She shared, "Well, I don't always agree [with] what he thinks and I tell him that". Trump departs for Egypt on Saturday morning before returning to the United States. She was asked about her decision the day before to wear a safari hat that some people have criticised for its "colonial" associations, but refused to be drawn.

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