• Nawaz meets Shehbaz at NAB office in Lahore
Nawaz meets Shehbaz at NAB office in Lahore

Shehbaz's elder Nawaz Sharif has already been disqualified for life, and given a 10-year jail term in a corruption case. Shahbaz Sharif, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly , former Punjab's CM and younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will be produced before an accountability court for remand on Saturday.

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  • China Quietly Detains Interpol President Meng Hongwei
China Quietly Detains Interpol President Meng Hongwei

Although the commission did not detail the allegations against Meng, its mandate is to investigate corruption cases as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping 's anti-graft campaign. Meng is China's vice minister for public security, and regularly traveled between Beijing and Lyon, France , where Interpol is based. His term as Interpol president run...

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  • Protesters rally on Supreme Court steps as Kavanaugh nomination passes
Protesters rally on Supreme Court steps as Kavanaugh nomination passes

Kavanaugh will be sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday by Chief Justice John Roberts and the man he will replace, the Court's crucial swing vote, Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh's success or failure hinges on a handful of key Senate voters, including West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin , who broke ranks to vote "yes" in Frid...

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  • Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad

The North also has accused Washington of making "unilateral and gangster-like" demands on denuclearization and insisted that sanctions should be lifted before any progress in nuclear talks. We continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore Summit. Japan, which has seen North Korean missiles fly over its territory and been threatened wi...

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  • Over 1,000 feared to be missing in Indonesia disaster
Over 1,000 feared to be missing in Indonesia disaster

Emergency services have been burying people as they are found after the disaster, which killed more than 1,550 people in and around the port city of Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Indonesians have a big heart ". The military was deploying battalions to the hardest-hit two cities to ensure the security of stores and mini markets, so ...

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  • Trump '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person
Trump '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

President Donald Trump , American lawmakers and a wide range of public policy groups on Saturday registered sharp reactions to judicial conservative Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court . Her hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his background, which created a week long delay of the vote. De...

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  • Pompeo to travel to N.Korea, meet Kim
Pompeo to travel to N.Korea, meet Kim

Ri's meeting with Pompeo drew a great deal of media coverage outside North Korea due to Pompeo's subsequent announcement that he would visit Pyongyang in October to set up another summit between Kim and Trump. An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundre...

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  • Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan
Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan

Ford gave an emotional testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, telling senators she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh assaulted her when he was a 17-year-old student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland. Stevens, who sat on the Court during Bush v. Gore , said the influence of partisan politics on the judicial bran...

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  • Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee
Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee

As for the women who protested the Kavanaugh vote , Murkowski said, "I was closing my eyes and praying". Susan Collins decided the fate of a question consuming Capitol Hill, Washington and the country for the past three weeks - and barely 24 hours later, that question's answer was cemented when the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavana...

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  • Rosmah's lawyers not informed of court charges
Rosmah's lawyers not informed of court charges

Rosmah's arrest follows three rounds of questioning by anti-graft agents over state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ), from which US authorities say more than $4.5 billion was misappropriated. He is also set to be in court on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing of charges related to 1MDB filed against him. Ms Rosmah, 66, has always been in ...

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  • United States says Chinese destroyer came too close
United States says Chinese destroyer came too close

Pence is expected to assert the rights of freedom of navigation of the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea, wherever worldwide law allows, and to censure China for luring away three of Taiwan's Latin American allies. Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated recently over an escalating trade dispute and military issues. Such fre...

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  • WSJ Reports White House Found No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh
WSJ Reports White House Found No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh

The full Senate is preparing to weigh in on Kavanaugh's nomination with an initial vote on Friday. Just one physical copy of the report will be available, and only to senators and 10 committee staffers cleared to view the material. The report, while already coming under scrutiny from lawyers for accuser Christine Blasey Ford , will be a key fa...

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  • Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves
Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves

Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to address delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham . Mrs May hit back at Tory critics of her Brexit plans including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson , who led calls at the conference for her to "chuc...

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  • GOP senators expect Kavanaugh FBI probe results soon
GOP senators expect Kavanaugh FBI probe results soon

It marked an aggressive change of tactics after Trump had opted to show restraint towards Christine Blasey Ford , calling her a " very credible witness " following her Senate testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week. To accommodate the senators, and to guard the sensitive information, the FBI's report is expected to be held in a sec...

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  • May reveals death of goddaughter as she unveils cancer plan
May reveals death of goddaughter as she unveils cancer plan

On the eve of her speech, Boris Johnson infuriated the Prime Minister with a cultivated media scrum and then delighting his supporters with a speech in which he set out his personal Tory leadership manifesto and savaged her Chequers plan.

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  • China’s missing X-Men actress Fan Bingbing: What happened
China’s missing X-Men actress Fan Bingbing: What happened

The official announcement is a complicated one and doesn't make clear what proportion of the fines she'll personally be responsible for, but together with her "representative companies" and other "guilty parties", the total amount of related fines is likely to be over 800 million RMB and could come to nearly 1 billion RMB (145 million USD).

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  • Flake: Kavanaugh Probe No Good If It 'Just Gives Us More Cover'
Flake: Kavanaugh Probe No Good If It 'Just Gives Us More Cover'

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the panel's top Democrat , wrote to White House counsel Donald McGahn and FBI Director Christopher Wray and asked that the committee be provided with a copy of the written directive the White House sent to the FBI, as well as the names of any additional witnesses or evidence if the probe is expanded.

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  • USA says Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to United States ship
USA says Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to United States ship

A tense encounter unfolded Sunday between U.S. and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea. " The PRC destroyer approached within 45 yards of Decatur's bow, after which Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision ". While the operation was reported by CNN on Sunday, the details about the confrontation emerged Tuesday morning Asia time. Th...

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  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan won't discuss Kavanaugh
Supreme Court Justice Kagan won't discuss Kavanaugh

Trump also said Kavanaugh should be interviewed by the FBI if it helps lawmakers make a decision on his nomination, though he repeatedly deferred to the Senate as the body in charge of the scope of the investigation. Trump asked, mentioning a term he has used in the past to denigrate Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role i...

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  • North Korea says peace declaration not a bargaining chip
North Korea says peace declaration not a bargaining chip

Troops will remain there - but will be unarmed. The sites are at a jointly controlled area in the border village of Panmunjom and another DMZ area where the Koreas plan their first joint searches for soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War.

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  • Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone
Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone

The proceedings were emotional throughout, as Ford told the story of the sexual assault that she alleges Kavanaugh made against her when the two were in high school, more than 30 years ago. And they praised Blasey Ford for coming forward. Numerous senators scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination as early as Friday will be up for election in...

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  • All passengers and crew survive after plane crashes into Pacific Ocean
All passengers and crew survive after plane crashes into Pacific Ocean

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives on Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking. However, he then disappeared and local authorities and the airline are searching for him. But their total land area is only four times the size of the US capital.

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  • Indonesian tsunami: Terrifying moment huge wave hits island
Indonesian tsunami: Terrifying moment huge wave hits island

Government officials also said that at least 1,200 inmates have fled three different Sulawesi prisons. Care Australia has also launched an appeal and is calling for urgent donations to help it deliver clean water and emergency food supplies.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews Deborah Ramirez, second Kavanaugh accuser 9:57 p.m.
Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews Deborah Ramirez, second Kavanaugh accuser 9:57 p.m.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick , accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. Swetnick did not identify Kavanaugh or Judge as one of her attackers. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., and Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, said they wouldn't vote in favor of the judge's confirmati...

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  • Pakistan says India lost opportunity of dialogue on important issues
Pakistan says India lost opportunity of dialogue on important issues

Swaraj identified climate change and terrorism as the biggest threats to humanity. In a fiery speech before the UNGA , Swaraj justified India's recent decision to call off the meeting with her Pakistani counterpart to dismiss the latter's claims that India is trying to sabotage the talks as a "lie".

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