• US Pastor to Be Released After Secret Turkey Deal
US Pastor to Be Released After Secret Turkey Deal

Finally, after an excruciatingly long wait of nearly two years, it appears the incarceration of United States pastor Andrew Brunson will finally come to an end. The details of the deal are unclear, but those familiar with the discussions said it includes a commitment by the U.S.to ease economic pressure on Turkey.

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  • Landfall Process For Very Severe Cyclone ‘Titli’ Starts At Odisha’s Gopalpur
Landfall Process For Very Severe Cyclone ‘Titli’ Starts At Odisha’s Gopalpur

The coastal alert has been put at 10 - the highest with fishermen prohibited from venturing into the sea for the next few days. Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi announced that all schools, colleges and anganwadis would remain closed on Thursday and Friday.

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  • Pentagon Grounds Troubled F-35 Fighters After First Crash
Pentagon Grounds Troubled F-35 Fighters After First Crash

The three USA armed services and worldwide militaries flying the single-engine F-35 all made the decision Thursday to temporarily halt flights while investigators conduct a fleetwide inspection for a faulty part-a fuel tube within the engine-according to Joe Dellavedova, a spokesman for the F-35 Joint Program Office.

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  • Tropical Depression Fourteen Forms Overnight, Possible Threat To Florida Panhandle
Tropical Depression Fourteen Forms Overnight, Possible Threat To Florida Panhandle

Hurricane force winds extend 45 miles outside the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outwards 175 miles. Its movement speed was only 8 km/h. Scott, who announced he was declaring a state of emergency Sunday for 26 counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend, said that afternoon that the storm will be slow, strong and will bring a ...

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  • Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches
Weather warning as Storm Callum approaches

Met Éireann have just upgraded the yellow weather warning to a Status Orange for 13 counties, as Storm Callum is officially named. "Some exposed locations could see as much as four inches by the end of Friday". There is the potential for flooding in these areas. On the A83 on Tuesday, road operators said debris had been caught in one of t...

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  • Trump, Kim considering four locations for next summit
Trump, Kim considering four locations for next summit

In a range of trial balloons released over the last week, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has raised the possibility of lifting bilateral sanctions against North Korea , while winning waivers on global sanctions. He returned home without setting a definite date for the next meeting between Trump and Kim, though he did convince the Nor...

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  • Pompeo Wants Saudis to be 'Transparent' About Missing-Journalist Probe
Pompeo Wants Saudis to be 'Transparent' About Missing-Journalist Probe

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday invited Turkish experts and relevant officials to visit its Istanbul Consulate to look into last week's disappearance of a Saudi journalist. Khashoggi had gone to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée. The Saudis have offered no surveillance footage or evidence to corroborate their claim...

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  • DUP 'will vote against government budget if Brexit red lines breached'
DUP 'will vote against government budget if Brexit red lines breached'

There have been faint signs of progress amid reports that the two sides are now working on a single text of a divorce agreement - rather than making counter-proposals. It is a negative negotiation. That could destroy relations between Mrs May and the DUP - which has warned it has a "blood red" line on the issue. His comments came as the Democra...

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  • Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael
Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael

Michael is now a major hurricane with max sustained winds of 125 miles per hour and gusts to 155 miles per hour. Michael is now a strong category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Due to the position of the cyclone as now forecast, we will see a threat of heavy rain, damaging tropical storm strength winds , and isolate...

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  • Nobel Prize for Economics: winners William Nordhaus and Paul Romer
Nobel Prize for Economics: winners William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

In awarding the prize in economies, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences cited Mr Nordhaus for showing that "the most efficient remedy for problems caused by greenhouse gases is a global scheme of universally imposed carbon taxes". Per Stromberg, head of the Nobel economics prize committee, said "it's about the long-run future of the world...

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  • French rescuers search for bodies in debris of Indonesian quake disaster
French rescuers search for bodies in debris of Indonesian quake disaster

As searchers continued to dig through rubble on Sunday, central Sulawesi governor Loki Djanggola said local officials were meeting religious groups and families of victims to seek their consent to turn neighbourhoods wiped out by liquefaction into mass graves.

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  • Turkish experts invited to Saudi Consulate for probe
Turkish experts invited to Saudi Consulate for probe

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called for a thorough and open probe by Washington's ally Saudi Arabia into the disappearance of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi , after US President Donald Trump voiced concern for the journalist.

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  • Mboweni is right person to steer SA finances - Black Business Council
Mboweni is right person to steer SA finances - Black Business Council

South Africa's top anti-graft body said it would investigate whether the finance minister breached ethics guidelines over a state pension fund investment, piling pressure on Nhlanhla Nene as he faced questions about his future. The EFF, which called the finance minister a "horror story", said it would only accept his apology if he resigned. Nene...

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  • Putin, Netanyahu To Meet After Downing Of Russian Reconnaissance Plane
Putin, Netanyahu To Meet After Downing Of Russian Reconnaissance Plane

Israeli prosecutors say Sarah Netanyahu is accused of misuse of funds, paying almost 100,000 United States dollars for food deliveries. The Netanyahus have denied any wrongdoing, and accused Israel's public broadcaster of airing "fake news" and "a campaign of character assassination".

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  • Trump decries calls to impeach Kavanaugh as an ‘insult to American public’
Trump decries calls to impeach Kavanaugh as an ‘insult to American public’

The FBI probe into the allegations against Kavanaugh reportedly found no corroboration of the allegations against him but was criticized by Democrats for not being a full investigation. His attempt to frame his apology to Kavanaugh as coming on behalf of the entire nation also overlooks public antipathy toward the nominee. Some analysts said the ...

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  • Hurricane Michael Takes Aim At North Florida While Strengthening Into Category 2
Hurricane Michael Takes Aim At North Florida While Strengthening Into Category 2

As of the 8 a.m. advisory, Michael was 395 miles south of Panama City, moving north-northwest at 12 mph. The National Hurricane Center, citing Michael's unsafe trifecta of storm surge , flash flooding and winds , described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as "life-threatening", and the Florida Division of Emergency Management wa...

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  • Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador
Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador

She said it was a company plane but that Gibbs repaid the firm. In her parting remarks, Haley heaped praise on Ivanka and Jared, and Trump later told reporters that his daughter would be " wonderful " at the job. Her departure comes less than a month after the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, which was somewhat of a rocky affa...

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  • Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed
Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed

It was not clear when the search would take place. Khashoggi entered the consulate last Tuesday and has not been heard of or seen since, according to his fiancée and friends. Mr Al Otaibi said: "I would like to confirm that Jamal is not at the consulate nor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the consulate and the embassy are working to search...

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  • Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow
Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Pompeo said he's "hopeful" worldwide inspectors would soon be allowed on select sites associated with North Korea's missile and nuclear program, and didn't comment on Pyongyang's insistence that inspectors would be allowed into the Yongbyon site only if the USA took corresponding measures.

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  • Limousine company offers warning and tips following deadly NY accident
Limousine company offers warning and tips following deadly NY accident

Mr Cuomo also told a news conference that the driver did not have the appropriate licence for it. The driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York , for Monday night's vigil. "They were wonderful girls". "This may be a small city, but we are a huge city with a huge heart...

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