• Warning of heavy rain

    Warning of heavy rain

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    According to the forecasters: "Gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour around exposed coasts and hills, with large waves an additional hazard". The weather has caused problems for a number of businesses and events in Northern Ireland. Arriva Trains Wales have warned passengers to expect further travel disruption and have published an amended timetable for Saturday .
  • China in communication with US as trade surplus hits record $34.1B

    China in communication with US as trade surplus hits record $34.1B

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    The Chinese currency has been falling in value against the dollar in recent months, raising concerns that China is devaluing its currency as a way to make Chinese goods more competitive against US products. The US also accuses China of reckless military actions in the South China Sea. "It's obvious that the immediate effects of the trade war are the exact opposite of what the Trump administration had been planning", Andrew Polk of Beijing-based research firm Trivium China tells the Post .
  • Air India plane hits wall on take-off

    Air India plane hits wall on take-off

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    It was reported by Trichy airport officials that they have observed that the aircraft might have come in contact with the airport perimeter wall. An Air India passenger plane made an emergency landing in Mumbai after hitting a wall during take-off, damaging the aircraft.
  • Storm Callum: Donegal's coastal areas 'vulnerable'

    Storm Callum: Donegal's coastal areas 'vulnerable'

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    By Sunday, the weather is expected to settle down slightly as both warnings are lifted. "For Tayside and Fife on Friday there are no warnings in force but the rain is going to continue across the area right into Saturday". Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable. The country is getting ready for Storm Callum.
  • Girl scout among 34 dead found in Indonesian quake quagmire

    Girl scout among 34 dead found in Indonesian quake quagmire

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    Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a briefing in Jakarta that the search will continue for hundreds still missing, including many buried in deep mud and debris from collapsed houses and buildings. "More than half of my family are gone", Hasnah said as she sobbed. Udrekh, a disaster expert at Indonesia's Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), said Indonesia is discussing with Japan whether to invest in seabed cables with sensors that could ...
  • Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

    Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

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    Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said today that there is no evidence to suggest the killing was linked to Ms Marinova's work. "In the last six years, it's been an incredibly risky time to be a journalist", says Robert Mahoney the Committee to Protect Journalists ( CPJ ) deputy executive director.
  • South African finance minister criticized after testimony

    South African finance minister criticized after testimony

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    Nene is a key ally of Ramaphosa, who reappointed him finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle shortly after he became president earlier this year. He previously served as minister of finance from May 25, 2014, until his controversial removal by former President Jacob Zuma on December 9, 2015.
  • Saudi's crown prince: reformism and authoritarianism

    Saudi's crown prince: reformism and authoritarianism

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    Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate on Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Officials repeatedly said the deal was "on track, on time " for the second half of 2018, but earlier this year they said it would be delayed into 2019.
  • Limo crash kills 20 people in NY

    Limo crash kills 20 people in NY

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    In New York, seatbelts are only required for the limo driver and front-seat passenger, he said . And the driver wasn't properly licensed. Romantic partners Amanda Halse and Patrick Cushing are being mourned by the siblings they left behind.
  • Barbara Bush ties the knot in Maine

    Barbara Bush ties the knot in Maine

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    Jenna Bush Hager's wedding, 10 years ago, was a Texas event. Jenna's twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager , 36, was also among the attendees, as were Jenna's daughters, Mila , 5, and Poppy , 3, who served as flower girls. Her grandfather, George H.W. Bush, was in attendance, looking as adorable and handsome as ever. Former first daughter Barbara Bush has tied the knot.
  • Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting

    Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting

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    President Reuven Rivlin lamented the loss of life as well as the wider cost of an attack at a place where Israelis and Palestinians work side by side. Speaking at Barkan, Yossi Dagan, head of a regional council for Israeli settlements in the area, said there were "Jewish and Palestinian workers standing outside together and crying ".
  • U.S. and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

    U.S. and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

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    Mr Moon spoke of the imminent travel plans of the North Korean and Chinese leaders during a Cabinet meeting a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to North Korea , but did not elaborate further. Chairman Kim said he's ready to allow them to come in. Pompeo replied that it was "important that we listen to each other, work through and find constructive solutions so we can find a good outcome for both our countries".
  • Supporters of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi rally in Istanbul

    Supporters of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi rally in Istanbul

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    In the face of sustained concern about Khashoggi's whereabouts, the Saudi press have reported that the consulate in Istanbul is, as of Thursday , "carrying out the follow-up procedures and coordination with Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building".
  • N to take Shehbaz's detention to Parliament, stage protest

    N to take Shehbaz's detention to Parliament, stage protest

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    However, the Islamabad High Court freed the trio on bail last month and suspended their sentence after they challenged the Avenfield verdict. A source at the time said that Fawad had also provided "incriminating evidence" against the ex-chief minister in the Ashiana Housing corruption case, making it hard for him (Sharif) to defend himself before a combined investigation team of the NAB Lahore .
  • Turkish police suspect Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate

    Turkish police suspect Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate

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    A Turkish official separately told the AP that authorities believe Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate. "We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate ". Meanwhile, President Erdogan said that he was personally following the case, adding that he still hoped for a positive outcome to the matter. The statement went on to say that Saudi Arabia "routinely uses draconian laws to crack down on peaceful dissent at home, and has even ...
  • Deadline approaches for finding Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

    Deadline approaches for finding Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

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    By Thursday, the official death toll stood at 1,424, but it is widely expected to rise as most of the dead accounted for have been from Palu , while figures for remote areas are trickling in or remain unknown. The work to retrieve bodies has been hampered by lack of heavy equipment to dig them out. Haq told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY that water is the main issue because most of the water supply infrastructure has been damaged.
  • United Kingdom exposes Russian cyber attacks

    United Kingdom exposes Russian cyber attacks

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    It also revealed that the agents had also made searches for the OPCW-affiliated Spiez laboratory in Switzerland - which the Swiss last month said had been targeted by Russian Federation. If that wasn't successful, the hackers would conduct "on-site" or "close access" hacking operations with trained GRU members traveling with sophisticated equipment to target their victims through Wi-Fi networks.
  • Interpol asks China for info on agency’s missing president

    Interpol asks China for info on agency’s missing president

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    China has not yet commented and is in the midst of a weeklong holiday. A person familiar with the investigation into the disappearance said the initial working assumption of Western investigators was that Meng had antagonised Chinese authorities in some way and had been detained as a result.
  • Russian hackers accused of targeting United Nations chemical weapons watchdog, MH17 files

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    Prosecutors say the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company and an global organization that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer. News of the Dutch operation came a day after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for some of the biggest cyber attacks of recent years - including one on the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 United States presidential campaign.
  • Turkey's Erdogan defends German soccer players

    Turkey's Erdogan defends German soccer players

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she and the leaders of Turkey, Russia, and France planned to hold a summit next month on the situation in war-ravaged Syria. Relations between the two nations have deteriorated over allegations of serious human rights abuses committed by Ankara in the wake of a failed coup attempt in 2016.
  • Senators to review FBI's report on Brett Kavanaugh investigation

    Senators to review FBI's report on Brett Kavanaugh investigation

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    Three Republicans who could be key to whether Kavanaugh is confirmed - Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski - criticized Trump for mocking Ford at a political rally in MS on Tuesday. Democrats argue Republicans have been rushing to confirm him. "I just say it's kind of appalling." Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, has had to battle off protesters back home in his Charleston office.
  • Theresa May's plan for Brexit is an 'outrage'

    Theresa May's plan for Brexit is an 'outrage'

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    He quit after May got the remaining ministers to rally around her proposal for Britain to follow European Union rules for goods after Brexit . Mixing breezy jokes with biting one-liners that always stopped short of attacking May herself, the former foreign minister called her strategy "dangerous and unstable".
  • Key U.S. senators criticise Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

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    She told CBS This Morning on Tuesday that California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh lacks corroboration. "Think of your husband", Trump told the rally, noting he has had "many false allegations" against him. Trump ordered the FBI investigation last Friday, limiting its duration to no more than a week.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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    In Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is certain that the FBI's report will be finished and the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination this week. A one-time classmate of Mr Kavanaugh said he was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary. But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled ...
  • Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser at Campaign Rally

    Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser at Campaign Rally

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    Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh , not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing. At least one undecided Republican, Sen. The probe came after Kavanaugh faced a heavily-scrutinized set of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a possible confirmation in the Senate.
  • First Lady Of United States Of America Arrives In Ghana

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    Her son, Barron, did not accompany her on the trip. The trip is Melania Trump's first major solo outing overseas as first lady. Earlier Tuesday she visited a baby clinic in Ghana to highlight her interest in child welfare. Trump, according to Grisham. The first ladies met privately at Ghana's presidential palace, the Jubilee House after meeting for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY last week.