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Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest There is an elevated risk that Hamas' miscalculates the level of acceptable violence that the IDF is willing to allow, with the border protests, and Israeli fatalities, particularly civilian, likely to be a red line for the Israeli government, which will respond with airstrikes. [Full Article...]

Sen. Hirono: Democrats should focus on midterms instead of on impeaching Kavanaugh

Sen. Hirono: Democrats should focus on midterms instead of on impeaching Kavanaugh Brett Kavanaugh , who faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct , has been sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court after the closest Senate vote in more than 100 years. "Manchin is still a Democrat and we're trying to hold onto our majority", he said. Samuel Chase in 1804 was the only justice to be impeached by the House. [Full Article...]

China admits missing Interpol chief is 'under monitoring'

China admits missing Interpol chief is 'under monitoring' She said four minutes before Meng shared the image of the knife, he sent a message saying "wait for my call". The wife of Interpol's president, who has gone missing in China , has asked the global community for help and thinks he's in danger after she received a suspicious message from him before his disappearance. [Full Article...]

Atiku emerges PDP Presidential Candidate

Atiku emerges PDP Presidential Candidate The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is plotting to disrupt its national convention slated for Saturday . His second term as VP was marked by a stormy relationship with President Obasanjo. "We invite the global community to take serious note of the plots to thwart the efforts of the opposition to elect a candidate that will go into the Fe... [Full Article...]

Multiple fatalities in limo crash involving wedding party

Multiple fatalities in limo crash involving wedding party It is unclear how numerous fatalities were people inside the limo or standing outside the restaurant, a popular tourist spot during fall foliage season. "We hope you will come and share your smiles, love, friendship and hugs with us". The store's parking lot was filled with cars and people at the time of the crash, leading some to believe the victims could include pedestrians, the Times Union of ... [Full Article...]

Merkel at Yad Vashem: 'It Is Germany's Responsibility to Remember the Holocaust'

Merkel at Yad Vashem: 'It Is Germany's Responsibility to Remember the Holocaust' Regardless, Israeli officials say they don't expect that issue — or Merkel's long held preference to maintain the Iran deal — to overshadow the visit, which is expected to bring about new economic agreements, the creation of a formal youth exchange and a renewed commitment to combating anti-Semitism, after Israel raised alarm over several recent cases in Germany. [Full Article...]

Rwandan opposition activist Diane Rwigara released on bail

Rwandan opposition activist Diane Rwigara released on bail A High Court judge said in the ruling that Diane Rwigara and her mother, who was arrested along with her previous year, would be released immediately but that they were not allowed to leave the capital Kigali "without authorization". After a few days of silence, she bounced back to continue her campaign. Rwigara had been disqualified from running, with the government saying she lacked enough s... [Full Article...]

Triumphant Trump tweets his support for a Kavanagh victory

Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Carrey and Time's Up are among those reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. Vice President Pence, presiding over the Senate, began Saturday's final vote by reminding people gathered in the gallery that "expressions of approval or disapproval are not permitted" there. [Full Article...]

Latvia election puts pro-Russia Harmony party on top

Voters are choosing from a field of more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties Saturday to fill Latvia's 100-seat parliament, or Saeima. The ruling coalition consisting of his party, the National Alliance and the Unity party appear to have lost nearly half of its votes. [Full Article...]

Trump boards plane with toilet paper stuck to his shoe

Trump boards plane with toilet paper stuck to his shoe Time and again he has been a target for trolling on the social media and be it his pictures, statements or videos he will be targetted. What's even unusual is the fact that people who viewed Trump's video from far away could see the glaringly white toilet paper but the Secret Service, so eagle-eyed when it comes to detecting enemies of the president, could not do so from such close quarters ... [Full Article...]

Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others

Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others The tremor's epicentre was recorded 20 km from Port-de-Pai at a depth of 15.3 km at 8.11 p.m. on Saturday, reports Efe news, according to the US Geological Survey, reported IANS. The town of Chansolme and the small island of Tortuga also suffered damage, officials said . Haiti's President Jovenel Moise took to Twitter Saturday and asked "to mobilize all the resources of the Republic to help" th... [Full Article...]

Israel to send reinforcements to Gaza buffer zone: Army

Israel to send reinforcements to Gaza buffer zone: Army Yedioth Ahronoth published excerpts of the interview , which was conducted by a journalist who visited Gaza for five days, where the most important thing in the interview is that the leader of Hamas and its strong man in the Gaza Strip clearly declares that he does not want a new war in Gaza despite the escalation and ongoing confrontations on Borders of the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledges Aramco flotation by early 2021 Turkey's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday that Khashoggi remained inside the Saudi consulate. "We are ready to welcome the Turkish government to go and search our premises", bin Salman told Bloomberg . "So we put that in that category", he said. A Saudi columnist remained missing on Friday as supporters rallied outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul calling fo... [Full Article...]

British man dies after snake bite in sea off Australia

British man dies after snake bite in sea off Australia Sea snakes are highly venomous but are not aggressive, so humans are rarely bitten by them in Australian waters. Craig Garraway, St John Ambulance operations manager, said that authorities responded to a call from the boat for help. He died on the mainland in Borroloola where Northern Territory Police said a post-mortem examination would be conducted. The British worker died off the coast of G... [Full Article...]

India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey drive

India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey drive The driver, attached with Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has been suspended after the footage went viral for jeopardising the lives of the passengers. "He should have been warned not to repeat this", tweeted Parag Heda. No one appeared to be injured, and no one complained about the animal, according to The Times of India . [Full Article...]

U.S. vice president issues bellicose diatribe against China

U.S. vice president issues bellicose diatribe against China President Donald Trump , in retaliation for Trump's tough stand toward China on trade issues. Analysts with the Eurasia Group consultancy noted the allegations of Chinese meddling are largely unsubstantiated and could allow Trump to distract from the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

United States planning show of military force to deter China

United States planning show of military force to deter China Defense Secretary James Mattis and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will take into account the diplomatic implications of each mission, officials said. China last month refused a USA warship entry to Hong Kong and Beijing's top naval officer canceled a high-level meeting with his US counterpart. "It's using wedge issues, like trade tariffs, to advance Beijing's poli... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump tells Donald off when she disagrees with his tweets

Melania Trump tells Donald off when she disagrees with his tweets She told reporters: 'I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court '. It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters. Her meeting with Sisi and his wife, Entissar Amer, did, however, touch on the Egyptian state's "interest in enhancing the role of women in the society", according to the president's office, though without f... [Full Article...]

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say He said the consulate was equipped with cameras but they did not record footage, so no images could be retrieved of Khashoggi entering or leaving the consulate, which is ringed by police barriers and has high security fences topped with barbed wire. [Full Article...]

Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Sulawesi Island , Indonesia last week, triggering tsunami that claimed many lives and destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure. Most of the casualties were recovered in Palu and the districts of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Mountong. The disaster agency's efforts are being fronted by spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho , who has won admirers for battling to... [Full Article...]


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