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Asad Umer meets IMF Chief, formally requests provision of loans Asad Umer meets IMF Chief, formally requests provision of loans
- October 11, 2018

Overall, global growth will remain steady - about 3.7 percent this year - and exceed that of 2012-2016. With much of the U.S. Citing the U.S. tariffs on China and Beijing's retaliatory measures, as well as U.S. The Group of 24 (G-24), a chapter of the G-77, was established in 1971 to coordinate the positions of developing countries on global monetary and development finance issues and to ensure that their interests were adequately represented in negotiations on worldwide monetary matters. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh
- October 11, 2018

Over a dozen complaints of judicial misconduct filed against recent Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh have made their way to Chief Justice John Roberts' desk in recent weeks, yet there has been no indication that the Chief Justice plans on acting on them. (more...)
U.S. student challenges Israeli entry ban in court U.S. student challenges Israeli entry ban in court
- October 11, 2018

Alqasem has reportedly said she has since distanced herself from the movement, and supporters point to her willingness to enter Israel to study as proof. They claim her involvement in what they say is a small and insignificant chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine does not warrant Israel's deportation order. (more...)
This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland
- October 11, 2018

Shropshire is on the edge of a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office - and Mid Wales is right in the firing line. Met Eireann this afternoon extended the weather warnings. There will be rough seas and large waves, making coastal areas unsafe. Not yet formed, but later Thursday into early Friday, a rapidly deepening Atlantic storm depression (936hPa), will advance towards the west of Ireland and track northwards, eventually pulling away towards Iceland daytime Friday. (more...)
US Calls for ‘Thorough’ Probe Into Missing Saudi Journalist US Calls for ‘Thorough’ Probe Into Missing Saudi Journalist
- October 11, 2018

Khashoggi has been missing since Tuesday when he had an appointment at the Saudi consulate to get papers needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. "Saudi authorities said they were open to cooperation and that a search can be conducted at the consulate building", the ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement . (more...)
China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs
- October 11, 2018

One of the new clauses added to Xinjiang's anti-extremism laws said the so-called training centres were meant to "educate and transform" detainees. The amended legislation states that Chinese regional governments "can set up vocational education and training centers .to educate and transform those who have been influenced by extremism". (more...)
3 killed as strong quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali 3 killed as strong quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali
- October 11, 2018

Some residents briefly left their homes in the island's capital Denpasar, according to Reuters. A shallow 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia's East Java and Bali provinces in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. Some guests at the hotel in Nusa Dua, south of Bali's main global airport, briefly fled outside after the strong tremor shook the building. Another resident, Ni Komang Sudiani, told AFP: "The quake was very big". (more...)
Italy and France far-right leaders slam Brussels 'bunker' Italy and France far-right leaders slam Brussels 'bunker'
- October 11, 2018

Local stocks fell for a third day, with the FTSE-MIB Index of shares sliding as much as 2.5% to the lowest level since April 2017. When these finally appeared, some of the numbers contained in the delayed report were significantly different from those initially proposed by Salvini and his Five Star counterpart, Luigi di Maio. (more...)
U.S. ramps up pressure on Saudis over missing journalist U.S. ramps up pressure on Saudis over missing journalist
- October 11, 2018

Turkish officials say they believe he was killed in the consulate , a claim Riyadh has dismissed as " baseless ". Saudi officials insisted, albeit without corroborating evidence, that the columnist for The Washington Post left the building through another exit. (more...)
Pipeline explosion near Prince George Pipeline explosion near Prince George
- October 11, 2018

The Westcoast Transmission System transports natural gas produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to consumers in B.C. and, through interconnecting pipelines, other Canadian provinces and the United States. Puget Sound Energy asked its customers in a tweet on Wednesday to conserve natural gas. "Health-care facilities are considered among the highest priorities for Fortis B.C. (more...)
Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea
- October 11, 2018

Geological Survey. The International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organisation, the World Bank, are holding annual meetings on Bali . No reports of damage or injuries have surfaced from the quake. "We felt the quake a bit, but it was not too strong", Constable Roy Michael said, speaking by phone from Rabaul police station. He added there was no damage in Rabaul, but officers were still waiting to hear from villages closer to the epicentre. (more...)
Company operator of death-crash limo was paid FBI informant Company operator of death-crash limo was paid FBI informant
- October 11, 2018

Moreover, the driver, Scott Lisinicchia, 53, "did not have the appropriate driver's license to be operating that vehicle", Cuomo said on Monday as authorities stepped up the probe to find out what caused the tragedy. Hussain's listed address is the same as in bankruptcy records for the Shahed Hussain who testified in Manhattan federal court at the 2010 trial of four men he recruited into an FBI sting operation after infiltrating a mosque in Newburgh. (more...)
Michael grows into Category 1 hurricane south of Gulf states Michael grows into Category 1 hurricane south of Gulf states
- October 11, 2018

Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Michael , which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and strike Florida. It's too early for a definitive forecast, but now it appears the system will continue to move north into the Gulf through the day Sunday and come close to the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast before shifting east with an approaching cold front. (more...)
Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities
- October 10, 2018

Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, but has long had a high proportion of its population - now 25 million people - living in cities. But the population of Melbourne grew previous year by 2.7 percent, the population of the southeast corner of Queensland state around Brisbane and the Gold Coast grew by 2.3 percent, and Sydney grew by 2.1 percent. (more...)
Christian bakers win 'gay cake' battle at Supreme Court Christian bakers win 'gay cake' battle at Supreme Court
- October 10, 2018

The court's president, Lady Hale, said: "This conclusion is not in any way to diminish the need to protect gay people and people who support gay marriage from discrimination. They agreed: "The objection was to being required to promote the message on the cake". "While sympathetic as some may be to the position in which the company finds itself, this does not change the facts of the case". (more...)
Supreme Court reserves verdict in Asia Bibi's final appeal against execution Supreme Court reserves verdict in Asia Bibi's final appeal against execution
- October 10, 2018

Ashiq, a builder from Sheikhupura, Pakistan , was in England with his and Bibi's youngest daughter, Eisham Ashiq, 18, as guests of Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians. But in Pakistan, it has rallied radical Islamists and militant groups who have embraced Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, using it to cultivate support and attack those who try to break their power. (more...)
British couple among five killed in Majorca flash floods British couple among five killed in Majorca flash floods
- October 10, 2018

The Foreign Office said in a statement: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them". Hundreds of displaced residents are in emergency shelters, and around 80 soldiers are set to join more than 100 rescuers who are working in the area. (more...)
Pope meets top US cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal Pope meets top US cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal
- October 10, 2018

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican-based Congregation for Bishops, issued a public three-page letter on October 7 censuring the former Vatican nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, for attacking Pope Francis . (more...)
Elderly doctor acquitted in ‘stolen babies’ case in Spain Elderly doctor acquitted in ‘stolen babies’ case in Spain
- October 10, 2018

This is because the court ruled the offences passed the statute of limitations, the law which sets the maximum time a claimant has to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offence. The case of Eduardo Vela, 85, focused on Ines Madrigal who was abducted and illegally adopted in 1969. He said Vela had burned the clinic's archives. (more...)
Kenya Bus Crash Kills 51 Kenya Bus Crash Kills 51
- October 10, 2018

Eight children are among the dead following the accident in the western town of Kericho, according to The Daily Nation newspaper. The bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed. Highway roads in Kenya can be notoriously risky and the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Kenya as one of the world's worst countries for road safety. (more...)
Japan has the world's 'strongest' passport, according to this index Japan has the world's 'strongest' passport, according to this index
- October 10, 2018

Thanks to gaining visa-free access to Myanmar this month, Japan has toppled Singapore to claim the top spot for holding the world's most powerful passport. Russia's recent decision to grant visa-free travel access to not only Emiratis but also citizens of several other nations speaks to this effort. The UAE has made the most remarkable ascent on the Henley Passport Index , from 62nd place in 2006 to 21st place worldwide now. (more...)
Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida
- October 10, 2018

Impacts from Tropical Storm Michael will be experienced much sooner than the actual landfall itself (which occurs when the due center of the eye crosses over land). Florida's governor mobilized National Guard troops and ordered Gulf Coast residents to head inland or get ready to evacuate as Hurricane Michael churned toward shore on Monday, with the storm forecast to strengthen rapidly before making landfall on Wednesday. (more...)
Second summit with North Korea's Kim after midterm polls Second summit with North Korea's Kim after midterm polls
- October 10, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Monday in Pyongyang to discuss the next summit. Trump was upbeat on de-nuclearisation progress so far, as well as his relationship with Kim, whom he once called " Little Rocket Man ". They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges. He said worldwide inspectors would be allowed into the country to inspect a nuclear test site that Pyongyang has said it dismantled. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte says he does not have cancer Philippines' Duterte says he does not have cancer
- October 10, 2018

Duterte added "if it's third stage, no more treatment". Over the weekend, Mr Duterte was in Hong Kong with his partner and young daughter on an unannounced trip, with his special assistant, Bong Go, posting pictures of the family on social media. (more...)
Dominic Raab says UK Brexit deal will be done in autumn Dominic Raab says UK Brexit deal will be done in autumn
- October 10, 2018

Sinn Fein MLA Mairtin O Muilleoir said the comments signalled a "bizarre new low" for the DUP over Brexit , adding: "Never mind the catastrophic impact on our economy and communities across Ireland, none of that matters to the DUP if there's going to be checks on lasagne crossing the Irish Sea". (more...)
Hillary, Bill Clinton To Make 13 Joint Appearances, Including At The Forum Hillary, Bill Clinton To Make 13 Joint Appearances, Including At The Forum
- October 10, 2018

In a press release, Live Nation promised the events "will feature joint on stage conversations with the two leaders sharing stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking towards the future". (more...)
Hong Kong journalist group protests FT editor’s visa denial Hong Kong journalist group protests FT editor’s visa denial
- October 10, 2018

Confidence in Hong Kong's rights and freedoms is an essential component of its future success. Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and first vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, China, August 14, 2018. (more...)
Trump questions United Nations global warming report
- October 10, 2018

Limiting global warming would also give people and ecosystems more room to adapt and remain below relevant risk thresholds, added Pörtner. At 1.5 degrees, the authors predict the Arctic Ocean will be free of sea ice once per century. (more...)
Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi
- October 10, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi , a prominent critic of the Riyadh regime, has not been seen since he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish authorities claim he was killed inside the building . Those policies all have been seen as initiatives of the crown prince, who also has presided over a roundup of activists and businessmen. Earlier on Tuesday, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt met the Saudi ambassador, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, to voice the UK's concern ... (more...)
Bulgaria detains suspect over killing of journalist Bulgaria detains suspect over killing of journalist
- October 10, 2018

German authorities have so far declined to confirm the arrest. Late on October 8, the Interior Ministry announced that prosecutors had opened an investigation into the GP Group and froze 14 million euros ($16 million) of its assets, as hundreds of people thronged candlelight vigils in Sofia and Marinova's hometown of Ruse. (more...)

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