• Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers
Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

The violent snowstorm buried the climbers at the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres near the south face of Mount Dhaulagiri in western Nepal on Friday evening, said Wangchu Sherpa, the Managing Director at Trekking Camp Nepal. "Base camp looks like a bomb went off ", added Dan Richards of Global Rescue, a US-based emergency assistance grou...

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  • Storm Leslie hits Portugal, leaves thousands without power
Storm Leslie hits Portugal, leaves thousands without power

Forecasters said sections of Portugal would see near hurricane-force winds, while parts of western Spain could be hit with tropical- force winds. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept into the centre and north of the country overnight on Saturday.

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  • No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio? City says it can't afford one
No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio? City says it can't afford one

Consider donating to the Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition , a group made up of five nations (and supported by 30 Native American Tribes !) who are in a battle to preserve Bear Ears National Monument that has come under threat because of the Trump administration.

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  • Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash
Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash

The F-35 Joint Program Office has said safety is a top priority. The decision comes amid the investigation into the September 28 crash , which happened after the F-35B's take-off from an air station in Beaufort. In total, the aircraft program is projected to cost about $1 trillion to develop, produce, field and sustain over its lifetime, accord...

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  • Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath
Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

Clare's Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly says the adverse weather is likely to impact driving conditions tomorrow morning. Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

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  • Secretary Mnuchin says China trade talks must include currency issues
Secretary Mnuchin says China trade talks must include currency issues

Mr Trump lashed out as as senior White House figures accused China of trying to destabilise USA democracy and presenting the most serious threat to its security. The IMF said that GDP could decline as much as peak 1.6 per cent in China and close to 1 per cent in the U.S. if the two countries further escalate the trade war and put all proposed and r...

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  • Air India flight hits wall at Trichy airport, gets diverted to Mumbai
Air India flight hits wall at Trichy airport, gets diverted to Mumbai

The pilots have been grounded in an investigation. While the source said the flight had to make an emergency landing at the airport due to issues with hydraulic fuel, a spokesperson of the national carrier claimed there was a hydraulic fuel "shortage".

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  • Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service
Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service

A woman later died from Novichok poisoning after her partner found a counterfeit perfume bottle, which police believe had been used to smuggle the nerve agent into Britain. British authorities charged both last month under their assumed names, saying at the time they thought the Russian men were not who they said they were.

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  • Bulgarian man charged with murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova
Bulgarian man charged with murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova

Chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Monday that investigators were considering "all leads" including possible links to Marinova's professional activity. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed hope that the investigation would succeed because of the "work that has been done". "Shocked by the horrendous murder of Victoria Marinova ".

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  • South Africa finance minister quits over links to Gupta family
South Africa finance minister quits over links to Gupta family

The president confirmed that Nene had tendered his resignation. "In this process no person should be above scrutiny and no person should be above the law", Ramaphosa said. Mboweni, like mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe, has been appointed in terms of rules which permit two ministers from outside parliament. I can't be very enthused...

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  • Saudi Arabia's PIF Plans Additional $45 Billion Investment In SoftBank Fund
Saudi Arabia's PIF Plans Additional $45 Billion Investment In SoftBank Fund

And in order to revive the memory, Prince Mohammed said about the former administration of Barack Obama: "I believe President Obama, in his eight years, he worked against many of our agenda - not in Saudi Arabia, but also in the Middle East".

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  • GoFundMe campaigns launch for victims of limo crash that killed 20
GoFundMe campaigns launch for victims of limo crash that killed 20

Saturday at Routes 30 and Route 30A killed all 18 people inside the limo and two others, according to state police. There is no evidence the state took any steps to do so. "We were told that the limousine was going down the hill over 60 miles an hour, missed the stop sign and then hit another vehicle which hit two more pedestrians", the grieving ...

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  • Barbara Bush Marries Craig Coyne in Secret Weekend Wedding
Barbara Bush Marries Craig Coyne in Secret Weekend Wedding

The family-only ceremony was held outside, overlooking the ocean at Walker's Point, where the elder Mr Bush - who is now 94 - lives. The bride wore a custom light ivory Vera Wang wedding dress with spaghetti strap detail and a cowl draped neckline.

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  • Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory
Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Surveillance camera footage broadcast on Israeli television showed a man armed with a rifle fleeing down stairs and running away from the factory. The movement also called for more attacks, encouraging people to "carry out intifada against the settlement terror, until its removal and the liberation of the West Bank from the settlements and the sett...

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  • Melania Trump mocked for Egypt outfit that looks like Colonel Sanders
Melania Trump mocked for Egypt outfit that looks like Colonel Sanders

Stormy Daniels may get an embrace from Anna Wintour, but Melania Trump still has the Great Pyramid of Giza. On the previous leg of her tour in Kenya, her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator".

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  • Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida
Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida

Ken Graham says the storm's large size, strong winds and heavy rains could produce a lot of flooding, and the shape of this stretch of coastline makes it particularly vulnerable to storm surge . It will bring risky storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain. High tides are extra high this week because of the New Moon on Tuesday. The sixth named ...

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  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'
Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

China and the United States are at odds over trade and Beijing's militarization of islands it claims in the South China Sea . Pompeo appeared alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who said a second US-North Korea summit would provide a chance to take "a decisive step forward in the denuclearization and peace process on the Korean Pen...

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  • Washington Post publishes blank column after the paper's Saudi journalist goes missing
Washington Post publishes blank column after the paper's Saudi journalist goes missing

Turkey has taken the side of Qatar over its blockade by Saudi Arabia and other neighbours, and Turkey's rapprochement with Iran has riled the government in Riyadh , our correspondent adds. Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın said earlier that they believe Khashoggi is still in the consulate. Commenting on Trump's complaint over oil prices, Pr...

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  • Nawaz Sharif chairs PML-Ns CEC meeting in Lahore
Nawaz Sharif chairs PML-Ns CEC meeting in Lahore

He will be produced before an accountability court for remand tomorrow. Following his arrest, Shahbaz was locked up in Lahore's NAB office. A Pakistani court on Saturday said it would allow the country's anti-graft body to hold opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif for 10 days to interrogate him about alleged links to a multi-million dollar housin...

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  • Missing journalist reportedly killed in 'barbaric way' at Saudi consulate
Missing journalist reportedly killed in 'barbaric way' at Saudi consulate

A friend of a Saudi journalist who went missing in Istanbul says officials told him to "make your funeral preparations" as the Washington Post contributor "was killed" at the Saudi Consulate. "I do miss home very much". Human and women's rights activists, intellectuals and clerics have been arrested - meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is waging a war in ...

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  • Uncertain future for survivors in quake-shattered Indonesian city
Uncertain future for survivors in quake-shattered Indonesian city

The official death toll from the 7.5 magnitude quake that struck the west coast of the island of Sulawesi last Friday stood at 1,234, many killed by tsunami waves triggered by the quake. "Australia will deliver more supplies in the coming days". "We will start again here ourselves because God does not strike twice", said Eko Joko who was building...

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  • Canada joins allies in condemning 'malicious' Russian cyberattacks
Canada joins allies in condemning 'malicious' Russian cyberattacks

The foreign office set out six cyber attacks spanning from 2015 until a year ago. "The vivid imagination of our colleagues from the United Kingdom has no boundaries indeed [.] it's undignified for the country, which pretends to play one of the leading roles in the world", she said.

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  • Interpol Seeks Info on Its Missing Chief From China
Interpol Seeks Info on Its Missing Chief From China

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not respond to a request for comment from AFP . Eventually, the party issues a terse statement that the official is "under investigation", the official is then booted from the party for "disciplinary infractions" and - eventually - a prison sentence is announced.

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  • Interpol chief missing, France launches an investigation
Interpol chief missing, France launches an investigation

News of the investigation into Meng's disappearance came during a weeklong public holiday in China . According to his own page on the site, Meng's last official engagement was on August 23, when he met Lai Chung Han, a second permanent secretary of Singapore.

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  • US Vice President to attack China in major speech as ties worsen
US Vice President to attack China in major speech as ties worsen

The Americans reported the Chinese ship conducted a series of "aggressive" manoeuvres while warning the Decatur to get out of the area. It approached within 45 yards of the Decatur's bow, forcing it to maneuver, Gorman said . Pictures released by the U.S. Navy show the two destroyers in very close proximity to one another, with the Chine...

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