• Longtime German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Step Down in 2021
Longtime German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Step Down in 2021

Diko said the president "will this evening conclude his working visit by attending a working dinner hosted by Chancellor Merkel in honour of all Heads of State/Government and Chairpersons of International Organisations, before departing Berlin for the Republic of South Africa".

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  • Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams
Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

She added, "we see injustices, big and small, all around us every single day of our lives". Oprah then asked "Do you have an early voting plan?" and Denise assured her she did. Winfrey will be joining Abrams on the campaign trail. For decades, the media mogul has defied conventions and amassed a rare kind of fandom that defies racial, cultural an...

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  • Lion Air exec suspended as searchers investigate pings
Lion Air exec suspended as searchers investigate pings

At a news conference, Muhammad Syaugi of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency said the identification process was proceeding as quickly as possible, but said it was unlikely the remains of all passengers would be found. "Engineers in Jakarta received notes and did another fix before it took off" on Monday. In 2013, one of its Boeing 73...

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  • North Korea police 'rape women with impunity'
North Korea police 'rape women with impunity'

The victims implicated high-ranking party officials, prison guards and interrogators, police, prosecutors and soldiers in the report. "The plan is to organize friendly competitions marking meaningful anniversaries between the South and North, for example the first anniversaries of the [April] inter-Korean summit and the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic...

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  • Norwegian-Iranian arrested for assassination plans in Denmark
Norwegian-Iranian arrested for assassination plans in Denmark

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said it was "totally unacceptable that Iran or any other foreign state plans assassinations on Danish soil". In 2017, ASMLA leader Ahmad Mola Nissi was gunned down in the Netherlands by an unidentified assailant in what was widely viewed as a political murder.

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  • Saudi sisters found dead stayed at luxury hotels
Saudi sisters found dead stayed at luxury hotels

But so far, investigators have uncovered no credible evidence that Rotana Farea, 23, and Tala Farea, 16, were victims of foul play, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters at a news conference Friday afternoon. "They were sitting with their heads in their hands, their heads lowered, and they were making noises loudly that he described as pr...

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  • Watchdog says internet freedom is being stifled around the world
Watchdog says internet freedom is being stifled around the world

In the report, the human rights group examined 65 countries and found that 26 countries-including the United States-saw what it characterized as a deterioration in internet freedom, and noted that "almost half of all declines were related to elections".

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  • Erdogan says 'highest levels' of Saudi government ordered Khashoggi murder
Erdogan says 'highest levels' of Saudi government ordered Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, neither provided the location of Khashoggi's body nor identified a Turkish conspirator when he visited Istanbul this week, a second senior Turkish official told The Post. The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey's influence...

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  • Venice is 75% under water as Italy grapples with flooding
Venice is 75% under water as Italy grapples with flooding

The bronze metal doors and columns also sustained damage. Rail and motorway traffic near the Brenner pass, which links Italy to Austria, was temporarily suspended both on Sunday and Monday, and parts of the Milan-Bologna motorway were flooded.

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  • Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly
Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

The New York Times , quoting two people familiar with the matter, reported Friday that White House officials knew from an October 9 phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that he considered Khashoggi a risky Islamist, and therefore knew the Saudi prince had a potential motive for the killing.

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  • Seven Coptic Christians killed by Isil in Egypt bus attack
Seven Coptic Christians killed by Isil in Egypt bus attack

At least seven people have been killed in an assault on a bus heading towards a monastery in northern Egypt , according to a Coptic Church official. Egypt says fighting Islamist militants is a priority to restore security after the years of turmoil that followed the "Arab Spring" protests.

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  • Sex offenders arrested for trick-or-treat violations
Sex offenders arrested for trick-or-treat violations

Hayden Hodges. The move is a step up on the already existing Georgia law which prohibits registered sex offenders from decorating their homes for Halloween . I hope you and your children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. A sex offender is someone who has committed a sexual crime. You may also visit the Florida and National Sex Offender D...

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  • Hillary Clinton sending out signals of running for president again, despite denials
Hillary Clinton sending out signals of running for president again, despite denials

You need to watch the clip below (or read the transcript ) for the full flavor of what she says but I *think* her reference to 2020 has to do with whom she might endorse, not her own plans. Right now, Democratic Party is working hard to win the midterm elections to gain House majority which would be for the first time in about a decade. They als...

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  • 'Father of the Taliban' killed in Pakistan
'Father of the Taliban' killed in Pakistan

Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the "father of Taliban", was reportedly killed in Pakistan's Rawalpindi. Yousaf Shah, the maulana's spokesman, said the attacker's identity and their motive were not immediately known. Pakistan's President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned Haq's killing. Maulana Sami, the chief of his own fact...

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  • Pakistani court overturns Christian's death sentence for blasphemy
Pakistani court overturns Christian's death sentence for blasphemy

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar , who had received death threats, announced the landmark verdict that fully overturned her 2010 conviction to a packed courtroom amid increased security. Major highways linking cities in the central province of Punjab, Pakistan's largest, were also shut down on Friday. Before dawn on Friday, Rizvi told an emoti...

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  • US grants India, 7 nations to continue buying Iranian oil
US grants India, 7 nations to continue buying Iranian oil

While the Trump administration's goal remains to choke off revenue to Iran's economy, waivers are being granted in exchange for continued import cuts so as not to drive up oil prices, said the official, who asked not to be identified before Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announces the number of exemptions later on Friday.

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  • New details highlight Lion Air jet's problems before crash
New details highlight Lion Air jet's problems before crash

Authorities are looking for the plane's wreckage and "black boxes", which could hold valuable clues as to why the flight crashed . Lion Air said there were reports of technical problems with Sunday's flight from Bali, but they had been resolved in accordance with the plane manufacturer's procedures.

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  • Woman attacks bus driver after missing stop, causing deadly crash
Woman attacks bus driver after missing stop, causing deadly crash

All those onboard are presumed dead. In this image taken from Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 surveillance video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, a passenger strikes a bus driver with an object moments before the bus plunged off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Wanzhou in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality.

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  • Chinese intelligence officers charged in US aviation hacking
Chinese intelligence officers charged in US aviation hacking

Zha Rong and Chai Meng work for the Chinese government's state security ministry (JSSD), the U.S. government claims , and collaborated with six hackers and two moles at the Chinese office of a French aerospace company to steal the plans, the indictment reveals.

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  • Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says
Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says

Israeli officials confirmed the Post's report to the Ynet news site, saying Netanyahu urged officials in Washington not to allow the close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to be undermined by the incident. The New York Times, Reuters and the Financial Times reported that the prince's return had sparked speculation about his role in the king...

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