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People Three Palestinians killed in Gaza protest
Author: 0 Three Palestinians killed in Gaza protest

The attack comes two days after Gaza authorities said three Palestinians, one of them a teenage boy, were killed by live Israeli fire during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border. An Israeli soldier has been killed by a Palestinian sniper. The Islamic militant group has since March initiated protests on a weekly basis, demanding an end to an Israeli-Egyptian blockade that has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern.

People Governor: Limo that crashed, killing 20, shouldn't have been on the road
Author: 0 Governor: Limo that crashed, killing 20, shouldn't have been on the road

Some victims lived in the small city. "I honestly think it was a more risky intersection than it was before", he told The New York Times , adding that it was a "nasty intersection ". A limousine crash over the weekend that killed 20 people has focused attention on rules governing the ungainly vehicles, which can be as long as 30 feet and are exempt from the crash standards that apply to new cars and trucks.

People Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
Author: 0 Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege, a 63-year-old doctor and activist, is known for caring for, helping and defending women victims of sexual assault, as well as condemning the immunity of rapists and the inactivity of governments. "Both laureates have put their lives at risk for the safety of the war-crime victims", said Reiss-Andersen. "A more peaceful world can only be achieved if women and their fundamental rights and security are recognised and protected in war", the committee concluded.

People Zookeeper killed by rare white tiger
Author: 0 Zookeeper killed by rare white tiger

Officials believe he was attacked by one of the park's four white tigers, media reports said. Zookeepers managed to tranquillise the beast, as rescue workers and police rushed to the scene. No one saw the moment of the apparent attack. According to park officials, the tiger was scheduled to be moved from the display cage to a sleeping chamber and there are strict regulations on keepers entering the cage before the transfer has been completed.

People Second Sergei Skripal 'poisoner' identified as Russian military doctor
Author: 0 Second Sergei Skripal 'poisoner' identified as Russian military doctor

Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin , a doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were poisoned in March by a liquid form of Novichok, a substance originally developed in the former Soviet Union.

People Roles of ideas and climate in growth earn duo economics Nobel prize
Author: 0 Roles of ideas and climate in growth earn duo economics Nobel prize

Nordhaus is best known outside the arcane universe of professional economists for his work on climate change, producing computable models that permit forecasting how different kinds of growth will produce different kinds of change to the climate that will redound on the economy with differential impact.

People Saudi Arabia denies 'baseless' reports of Turkish ambassador's expulsion
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia denies 'baseless' reports of Turkish ambassador's expulsion

After several of his friends were arrested, his column was cancelled by the al-Hayat newspaper and he was allegedly warned to stop tweeting, Mr Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia for the USA, from where he wrote opinion pieces for the Washington Post and continued to appear on Arab and Western TV channels.

People 60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster
Author: 0 60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster

About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo, the acting governor of the region said. "The flames spread rapidly engulfing nearby houses", the UN's Okapi radio reported. A witness said he had not seen any ambulance at the site. Already 20 of the injured had been evacuated to the capital, it added.

People United Nations panel urges fast action to avoid climate catastrophe
Author: 0 United Nations panel urges fast action to avoid climate catastrophe

The report makes it clear that climate change is already happening - and what comes next could be even worse, unless urgent worldwide political action is taken. Even if warming is kept at or just below 1.5 degrees C, the impacts will be widespread and significant. But the report said some measures, such as planting forests, bioenergy use or capturing and storing CO2, remained unproven on a large scale and carried some risks.

People Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote
Author: 0 Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

In Washington, President Donald Trump said today that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, lovely speech". Given the lack of corroboration, "the facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night - or at some other time", she said , "but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations fail to meet the "more-likely-than-not" standard".

People The Clintons are hitting the road for a new speaking tour
Author: 0 The Clintons are hitting the road for a new speaking tour

The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together - billed " An Evening with The Clintons " - across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. They're branding this tour as an "insider" look at Washington, D.C. and who better to take you through the political arena than the Clintons? They will feature joint, on-stage conversations with them sharing stories of events that shaped their careers.

People China confirms detaining missing ex-Interpol chief
Author: 0 China confirms detaining missing ex-Interpol chief

Interpol acknowledged its embarrassment yesterday over China's arrest without warning of the police agency's president, Meng Hongwei, on corruption charges. "I find it regrettable that the top leader of the organization had to go out this way and that we weren't specifically notified of what was happening in advance", Kim told the AP.

Author: 0 Dire warnings and urgent calls in climate change report

However, the Government's climate advisers have warned that success in the power sector is masking failures to make necessary cuts in emissions in areas such as transport and home heating. He likened the report to an academic exercise wondering what would happen if a frog had wings. The not-so-great news? They need to accelerate. President Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax", has already said the USA will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, which this report said the world is ...

Author: 0 New United Nations report details looming climate crisis

The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says the Coalition will look carefully at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report which was released on Monday. Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C would require rapid, far- reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment.

People Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge
Author: 0 Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge

Latvia , a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, shares a 276-kilometre (167 miles) border with Russian Federation which makes it a frontline state in the increasingly hostile relationship between the West and President Vladimir Putin.

People Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as US Supreme Court judge
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as US Supreme Court judge

The vote on confirming Kavanaugh as an associate justice will begin at roughly 2:30 p.m. CT, and senators have been advised to be in their seats by the time the historic roll call begins. Police began arresting those who refused to leave. After being questioned as to whether he was a heavy drinker or had a drinking problem in either high school or at any point in his life, Kavanaugh replied to the negative before asking the senator if she herself had a drinking problem.

People Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after long, bitter fight
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after long, bitter fight

Addressing President Donald Trump's promise to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade , Collins noted that overturning Roe has been in the Republican Party's platform for years, but Republican presidents have appointed justices like Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy and David Souter - who voted in 1992 to reaffirm Roe's core holding.

People Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'hoax'
Author: 0 Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'hoax'

Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial swearing-in two days after he officially became a member of the high court and following a bitter partisan fight over his nomination. He also singled out Senators Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham , and Joe Manchin for gratitude. And yet, it's quite plausible that installing a historically unpopular Supreme Court justice - whom most Americans regard as a sex offender - was, nonetheless, a political win for the GOP.

People 39 die in DR Congo oil tanker collision
Author: 0 39 die in DR Congo oil tanker collision

Apart from the residences located close to the highway, the casualties were also caused due to the fire spreading to vehicles close to the accident spot. Transport Minister Jose Makila and Health Minister Oly Ilunga said 20 people died at the scene and 19 later at the hospital. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo said it had offered the government assistance for the injured, with nine ambulances en route to Kisantu to help with medical evacuations.

Author: 0 'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael forecast to hit Gulf Coast with 120-mph winds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Alabama-Florida border to Suwannee River Florida . A map posted by the National Hurricane Center Monday afternoon shows the Columbus area with as much as an 80 percent chance of experiencing tropical storm winds from Michael, which would be at least 39 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out

The IPCC warns, however, there is a stark difference between 1.5 and even 2 degrees Celsius of warming. After working overtime for the last couple of years, scientists volunteering for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) have now provided a report summarizing what existing research tells us about a 1.5ºC warmer world.

People Obamacare defenders say Justice Brett Kavanaugh could determine fate of law
Author: 0 Obamacare defenders say Justice Brett Kavanaugh could determine fate of law

The first is that there should be no talk of impeaching Justice Kavanaugh-now or ever. The latter three all worked for other Republican-nominated judges. the Federal Election Commission ) yet often voted with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when it came to abortion and gay rights-and the Christian Right detested him for having that libertarian streak .

People More US cities ditch Columbus Day
Author: 0 More US cities ditch Columbus Day

The six-month exhibit was like a cross between a horticulture-obsessed version of Disney's Epcot and a miniature World's Fair, featuring a waterfall, a rose garden with 130 varieties, a display of grasses from nearly every continent on earth and a "community of nations garden" that "has got to be one of the main roads of heaven", as The Washington Post described it then .

Author: 0 Explosion reported at Irving Oil refinery in Saint John

The Saint John Emergency Measures Organization said Monday afternoon that the fire is now under control and that four people are being treated for injuries, according to a City of Saint John Twitter post . "We have also led in the development of cleaner and more efficient fuels and processes". An explosion shook the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, after a " major incident " at an Irving Oil refinery.

People Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

But the turmoil surrounding Kavanaugh has transformed the midterms into something bigger than Trump, with implications that could endure long after his presidency. "I think you're going to see a lot of things happen on November 6th that would not have happened before", he continued, excoriating Democrats and absolving Kavanaugh, who also faced sexual misconduct allegations from two other women, of any wrongdoing.

People Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class
Author: 0 Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class

The Datafolha firm had Bolsonaro up one point at 36 percent and Haddad unchanged at 22 percent since a previous survey two days ago. That figure was not released for Saturday's poll. An admirer of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, Bolsonaro has won massive support from the fast-growing evangelical community by vowing to block the legalization of abortion , gay marriage and drugs.

People United States needs answers on Saudi Journalist
Author: 0 United States needs answers on Saudi Journalist

Saudi sources deny the accusations as baseless. "The Turkish authorities have demanded to be allowed to search inside the consulate but they are still waiting for a response from the Saudi side", Mr Aktay told The Telegraph. Khashoggi fled the country in September 2017, months after Prince Mohammed was appointed heir to the throne, amid a campaign that saw dozens of dissidents arrested, including intellectuals and Islamic preachers.

People Turkey says journalist was murdered inside Saudi consulate
Author: 0 Turkey says journalist was murdered inside Saudi consulate

Erdogan described the missing man, who had lived in the USA for the past year, as "a journalist and a friend", and added: "God willing we will not be faced with a situation we do not desire". In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency, the official strongly denounced these baseless allegations. Salman said Turkish officials were welcome to search the building, insisting, "We have nothing to hide ".

People Hope Hicks: Trump's ex-adviser joins Fox
Author: 0 Hope Hicks: Trump's ex-adviser joins Fox

Hicks is relocating to Los Angeles for the role, 21st Century Fox said in a press release. Hicks' hiring was announced Monday by Viet Dinh , chief legal and policy officer. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Fox was "beyond lucky" to have her. The move is sure to raise even more questions about the cozy relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

People Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx
Author: 0 Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

US First Lady Melania Trump has found herself in the middle of yet another controversy related to her attire. Barack Obama and Donald Trump are the only American presidents to have access to the social media site, and their actions on Twitter have been on opposing sides of the spectrum.