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by | October 07, 2018 | 13:15

The pair won the award "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in unveiling the winners in Oslo. Murad lived in a remote village of Kocho at a time of a 2014 Islamic State attack aimed at exterminating the Yazidi population through ethnic cleansing and sexual violence as a "weapon of war".

by | October 07, 2018 | 12:47

Speaking to an audience of retirees in Boca Raton , Florida, Stevens, 98, said he started out believing that Kavanaugh deserved to be confirmed, "but his performance during the hearings caused me to change my mind". "I agree with Justice Stevens", Leahy tweeted. An FBI report to the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh by California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford and former Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez.

by | October 07, 2018 | 10:59

Collins said Friday that she was confident that Kavanaugh will not overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalised abortion in the U.S. The FBI sent Congress documents detailing additional interviews about Kavanaugh that the agency conducted at the request of some Republican and Democratic senators.

by | October 07, 2018 | 08:12

Before he got there, McDonald had reportedly swung his knife at one witness, who had called 911. Mr. Herbert called the dashboard camera video, a centerpiece of the prosecution's case, "essentially meaningless" because it didn't show Mr. But Van Dyke said McDonald was behaving erratically and had lunged at him with the knife. Van Dyke, 40, was charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the October 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old McDonald, who was shot ...

by | October 07, 2018 | 00:50

It is Russia's most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile, and can down missiles and drones from a range of 380km. India has requested that the United States grant it a waiver for the deal from sanctions prescribed by a U.S. Prime Minister Narendra Modi further said that his government brought a number of reforms in the FDI sector. The two countries are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will facilitate collaboration in the field of science and technology ...

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:52

Prior to this, the media had reported that Rosmah is likely to face more than 20 criminal charges, mostly related to money laundering. He is out on bail following his spectacular fall from power in May elections, at the hands of a reformist alliance headed by Mahathir Mohamad.

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:43

Pence will also accuse the Chinese Communist party of convincing three Latin American nations to sever ties with Taiwan and recognise China in a speech that will likely strain tensions between the U.S. Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated recently over an escalating trade dispute and military issues. China's Defence Ministry said a Chinese naval ship had been sent to warn the U.S.

by | October 04, 2018 | 14:40

On October 2, a top Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov said Putin will oversee the signing of the '$5 billion deal' . While New Delhi is cozying up to Moscow for the mega-billion defence deals , the looming U.S. Sajjanhar pointed out that Russian Federation is the only country to have successfully set up nuclear power plants in India, despite the problems posed for foreign suppliers by India's civil nuclear liability insurance law.

by | October 04, 2018 | 13:58

The Tory party conference has been dominated by Brexit, with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson launching a fresh attack against the Prime Minister's so-called Chequers plan for post-Brexit trade with the European Union , named after the British PM's country residence where it was agreed in July.

by | October 04, 2018 | 08:28

Unusually large numbers of Capitol Hill Police officers restricted movements in corridors and formed wedges around senators walking through hallways. McConnell also revealed that the Senate would receive the FBI's supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh Wednesday night.

by | October 02, 2018 | 17:12

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that america of America making a mistake by resorting to the strategies of threats and blackmail is an open dialogue, including, in accordance with Reuters. Thousands of police secured the area Saturday around the mosque after a demonstration outside the complex by supporters was barred by police for security reasons.

by | October 02, 2018 | 17:00

Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate , shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

by | October 02, 2018 | 16:44

In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on the South Korean side. More than 800,000 mines are believed to have been planted along the entire border during and after the 1950-53 war to defend against infiltration. Relations between the North and the South - who are still technically at war despite the end of the Korean ...

by | October 02, 2018 | 14:24

According to latest media reports, Trump called India a "tariff king" due to extremely high duty fee. Answering a question from a reporter, he said , "I have spoken Prime Minister Modi and he is going to reduce them (tariffs) very substantially".

by | October 02, 2018 | 12:36

His remarks came amid questions about whether Republicans want to limit the scope of the FBI's investigation into allegations of sexual assault that have been level against Kavanaugh. "This entire process has been an embarrassment to our democracy as Hoosiers watched firsthand how Senator Donnelly's liberal colleagues used uncorroborated allegations to create a media circus designed to smear and destroy Judge Kavanaugh's reputation", Braun said.

by | October 01, 2018 | 13:10

Hurricane Rosa rapidly lost strength off the coast of Mexico on Saturday as it moved towards Baja California, the US National Hurricane Center said. Through Wednesday the Valley could see up to three inches of rain. The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a small stream flood advisory around 12:40 p.m.

by | October 01, 2018 | 10:59

The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency Muhammad Syaugi told local online media Detik.com that he could hear people calling out from the collapsed eight-story Roa-Roa Hotel in Palu . "There was no time to save ourselves", he said. "I couldn't hold anything", he said. "Grieve for the people of Central Sulawesi, we all grieve together", President Joko Widodo tweeted late on Sunday.

by | October 01, 2018 | 05:45

Senate Republicans ultimately drafted the witness list and shared it with the White House, according to The Times , and they did not consult their Democratic colleagues when putting it together. "I think the allegation that she makes is outrageous and not one Democrat mentioned it", he told ABC's This Week. All three of them were teenagers and in high school at the time .

by | October 01, 2018 | 03:53

Trump said he would not accept the meeting with Trudeau "because his tariffs are too high, and he doesn't seem to want to move and I've told him, 'Forget about it and frankly we're just thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada , '" Trump said.

by | September 30, 2018 | 12:43

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is sacked by the broadcaster's board, who claimed it was "not in the best interests" of the broadcaster for her to continue in the role. Milne told the ABC the crisis had been a "firestorm" and said he "wanted to provide a release valve". Mr Milne , however, declined to be specific, telling ABC presenter Joe O'Brien: "I'm not going to go into that".