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Iraqi, Congolese campaigners against wartime sexual violence awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Iraqi, Congolese campaigners against wartime sexual violence awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Human rights activist Nadia Murad and Doctor Denis Mukwege was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday October 5. "We want to send out a message of awareness that women, who constitute half of the population in most communities, actually are used as a weapon of war - and that they need protection", said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee . Consulte Mais Informação

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Mike Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un on October 7

Mike Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un on October 7

This will be Pompeo's fourth visit to North Korea since spring. But Pompeo did not meet Kim on his last visit in July, when the North Korean leader instead was photographed touring a potato farm. The rare advance announcement of a meeting with Mr Kim came hours after the North raised the stakes in negotiations, saying it would not give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for a peace treaty. Consulte Mais Informação

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Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence for Lee. Conservative Lee's successor Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined millions of dollars for bribery and abuse of power. But his five-year term was eventually marred by a global financial meltdown, massive street protests over the resumption of USA beef imports and rising military animosities with North Korea. Consulte Mais Informação

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United States charges seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking

News of the Dutch operation came a day after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for some of the biggest cyber attacks of recent years - including one on the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 USA presidential campaign. They used illegal crypto currency such as Bitcoin to "further their conspiracies", Demers said. Inside the vehicle the Dutch found the laptop, the men's mobiles and rubbish that they had taken from their room, including the Moscow taxi receipt. Consulte Mais Informação

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'Millions will benefit': Hated tax to be scrapped

'Millions will benefit': Hated tax to be scrapped

They're incredibly considered "non-essential items", by the Australian government, while other health-related products like condoms, lubricants, sunscreen, and nicotine patches are exempt from the tax. Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting Commission there is a "strong agreement" to axe the tax from 1 January 2019 . Victoria and Queensland both want guarantees, through legislation, that no state will be worse off under the changes. Consulte Mais Informação

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British man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia

British man dies after being bitten by sea snake in Australia

CareFlight and other ships in the area tried to save the man by providing medical supplies for emergency treatment. Craig Garraway, St John Ambulance operations manager, said that authorities responded to a call from the boat for help. Sea snakes are highly venomous but are not aggressive, so humans are rarely bitten by them in Australian waters. In November 2013, 20-year-old UK-born Ryan Donoghue died after he was electrocuted while using a power tool on a prawn trawler when a wave washed ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, missing after China trip

Head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, missing after China trip

The statement specified that Interpol's secretary general, and not its president, is responsible for the global police agency's operations. Meng Hongwei , the director of Interpol , is reportedly missing. Rights groups expressed concern at the time that Beijing might try to use Meng's position at the body to go after dissidents overseas. Beijing has in the past pressed other countries to arrest and deport back to China citizens it accuses of crimes including corruption and terrorism. Consulte Mais Informação

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Google Voice Access Now Comes With Hands-Free Access To Smartphones

Google Voice Access Now Comes With Hands-Free Access To Smartphones

The elements that can be tapped on the screen are overlaid with small numerals, which can be used to call out any number which will mimic a tap. For example, one can use his/her voice to " click " buttons. Google's Voice Access is available globally in English language, and Google says additional language support is coming in the future. Product Manager of Central Accessibility Team at Google, Patrick Clary said that, "When using Voice Access , you can compose and edit a text ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first Canadian stripped of honorary citizenship

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first Canadian stripped of honorary citizenship

Both the House of Commons and Senate bestowed honorary citizenship upon Suu Kyi in 2007, and so both chambers of Parliament had to revoke the title for it to be officially considered complete. About 700,000 Rohingya forced to flee the military crackdown are now living in squalid, overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Karim Aga Khan IV, 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims (2009). Consulte Mais Informação

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8,000 Gallons Of Prosecco Lost After Wine Fermentation Tank Explodes

8,000 Gallons Of Prosecco Lost After Wine Fermentation Tank Explodes

The winery posted video of the destruction on Facebook where it's quickly gone viral. Video of the incident was posted on Facebook by the L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano winery and has reached over a million views. We need to pack up the rubber dinghies and long straws and find this place'. Seeing the popular Italian sparkling wine cascading onto the floor was too much for some Prosecco fans, with one posting that people should "observe a minute of silence" while others described it as a ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Nobel Peace Prize for Nadia Murad, Congolese Denis Mukwege

Nobel Peace Prize for Nadia Murad, Congolese Denis Mukwege

Mukwege has treated thousands of women in Congo, many of whom were victims of gang rape. In August 2014, the Islamic State launched a brutal, systemic of the villages of the Singer region aimed at exterminating the Yazidi population. Some 331 individuals and organisations were nominated for the prestigious peace award this year. The award was presented by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Consulte Mais Informação

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End the farce and confirm Kavanaugh

End the farce and confirm Kavanaugh

The report, sent by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee last night, was denounced by Democrats as a whitewash that was too narrow in scope and ignored critical witnesses. Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a panel now equally divided between four conservative and four liberal justices. Consulte Mais Informação

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Photos show how close Chinese warship came to colliding with U.S. destroyer

Photos show how close Chinese warship came to colliding with U.S. destroyer

China has claimed a large swathe of the South China Sea as its own, turning reefs and shoals into artificial islands and outfitting them with military-grade airfields, weapons, and military-grade sensors. China's foreign ministry responded Tuesday , accusing the U.S. of threatening its "sovereignty and security" by sending the warship into the disputed waters without permission. Consulte Mais Informação

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