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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a U.S.-based journalist inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after meeting with Saudi and Turkish leaders this week, briefed President Donald Trump at the White House ...

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In Mexico Beach, Coming Home to Find no Home

With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the large camper where she’d lived with her husband. ...

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Norway apologises to its World War Two 'German girls'

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg admits that they were victims of "undignified treatment".

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Powerless Victims of Hurricane Michael Now Suffer Looting

Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago. Sheriff's ...

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Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the ...

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US senator apologises for revealing names of 'sex crime victims'

The Democrat's campaign says it was a "mistake" to publish names of victims without their permission.

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In Florida, Determining Hurricane Death Toll Proves Elusive

In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.   The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting ...

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Indonesia flash flooding kills at least 21 on Sumatra island

Many victims are children hit by a torrent of mud while studying at a school on Sumatra island.

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Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate

This Thursday, the "Justice for Victims of Lynching" bill advanced in the Senate, as a result of efforts from three Black Senators: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott. The post Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate appeared first on theGrio.

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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Women stabbed to death on Greece's border with Turkey

The three victims, who were apparently migrants, were found stabbed to death on a river bank.

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who has been implicated in the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church. Earlier this year, Wuerl replaced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the ...

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Activist attorney Zahra Billoo addresses the Muslim fight demanding police brutality reform in California

Zahara Billoo, a civil rights attorney who provides direct legal services for victims of law enforcement targeting and Islamophobia is representing the Muslim fight to demand police brutality reform. The post Activist attorney Zahra Billoo addresses the Muslim fight demanding police brutality reform in California appeared first on theGrio.

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Rafael Nadal opens his tennis academy centre to Majorca flood victims

Rafael Nadal helps flood victims in his native Majorca, opening up his tennis centre to the homeless and clearing mud and water.

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A Venezuelan Dissident Dies in Custody, and Questions Emerge

The U.N. joined the U.S. and Spain in questioning the death of opposition activist Fernando Albán, who authorities say fell from a 10th floor window.

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Convicted paedophile Douglas Slade sued by alleged Filipino victims

The abuse of five young men is said to have happened when Douglas Slade was living in the Philippines.

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Over 1,000 attend vigil to honor 20 victims of limousine crash

"My heart is sunken. It's in a place where I've never felt this type of pain before," said Karina Halse, who lost her 26-year-old sister Amanda.

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Haiti Quake News Raises Concerns Among Washington Diaspora

At a sold-out Haitian Ladies Brunch, held at their nation's embassy in Washington Sunday, conversations among professional women of the diaspora included concerns about loved ones in the Caribbean country. An earthquake the day before brought back memories of the 2010 disaster. The annual networking event, now in its 13th year, provides an ...

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Nobel Economic Prize Awarded to 2 Americans

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize for economics to Yale University's William Nordhaus and New York University's Paul Romer. The Academy said Nordhaus and Romer "have designed methods for addressing some of our time's most basic and pressing questions about how we create long-term sustained and ...

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US Urges UN Court to Toss out Iranian Case on Frozen Assets

The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran. The case at the International Court of Justice is based on a bilateral treaty that the ...

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Indonesia tsunami: Search for victims to end, though hundreds still missing

Efforts to find victims will end on Thursday, though hundreds remain missing in a disaster that killed 1,754.

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Rancor Flares over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation

The rancor over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court justice roiled Washington again Sunday, hours after he was sworn in to ...

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Kavanaugh's confirmation reveals the moral rot that lets us ignore survivors

The opposition has been a revolution against the shame that victims of sexual violence carry and trauma that erodes our communities.

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Nobel Peace Prize for Yazidi Nadia Murad

A woman who survived being an Islamic State sex slave and a doctor who helps victims of rape both win.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 winners brought attention to sexual abuse in conflicts

Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, treated victims of gang rape, and Nadia Murad is a Yazidi activist who was kidnapped and held by the Islamic State for three months.

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US Agency Reports Jump In Harassment Complaints After #MeToo

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday that the number of sexual harassment complaints workers filed with the agency over the past year rose for the first time in nearly a decade. It attributed the increase to the #MeToo movement. The commission said the number of complaints, known as charges, filed in the fiscal year ...

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California Man Sues Vatican for Names of Abusers Worldwide

A California man who says he was sexually abused by a priest over decades ago is suing the Vatican, seeking the release of the names of all offenders within the church worldwide. Manny Vega, a 52-year-old former police officer and Marine, said ...

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