• Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate
Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

A Texas sheriff slammed Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) for making critical statements about law enforcement's treatment of African-Americans. He also said that O'Rourke was more to the left on policy than Sen. Cruz said was rooted in radical ideas about jurisprudence. Looming over the race is the omnipresence of President Trump. How could he squa...

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  • Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in NY
Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in NY

Earlier, MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said that the reason for the cancellation of the meeting was the alleged "killing" of Indian soldiers and release of a series of "controversial" postal stamps. The agreement from New Delhi which came after a request by Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart, was met with complete sil...

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  • Conservatives eyeing midterm elections stand by Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations
Conservatives eyeing midterm elections stand by Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations

Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speak at a news conference in support of Christine Blasey Ford , who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual attack, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Committee Republicans have planned for only Kavanaugh and Ford to testify, but Democrats want other witnesses, too. On Th...

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  • FBI Does Not Want to Investigate the Kavanaugh Accusations
FBI Does Not Want to Investigate the Kavanaugh Accusations

Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay". Ms Ford detailed her allegation in a letter sent in July to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat. "We're going to plow right through it", he said. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth. Blasey Ford is said to be testifying ...

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  • Girl bitten in second shark attack at Australian harbour in 24 hours
Girl bitten in second shark attack at Australian harbour in 24 hours

The type of shark that attacked Ms Barwick is unknown. There's been a second shark attack in less than twenty-four hours at The Whitsundays region in North Queensland. Dr John Hadok, an emergency doctor from Mackay Base Hospital, happened to be on a nearby yacht and helped slow the bleeding before a rescue helicopter arrived.

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  • Kim to shutter nuclear site if USA takes steps
Kim to shutter nuclear site if USA takes steps

On the eve of the Moon-Kim summit , an editorial in a North Korean state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, blamed the US for their diplomatic deadlock. Following Kim's summit with South Korea president Moon Jae-in, where President Trump said "tremendous progress" was made, U.S.

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  • Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: email
Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: email

In their letter, Ford's attorneys had further stated that Ford wished the FBI to investigate her claims before he came before the committee. On Tuesday, a woman named Christina King said on Twitter that she was a former classmate of Kavanaugh's and had signed a letter in support of Ford , who has claimed she was sexually assaulted in high ...

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  • Fort Trump? Polish President Makes Pitch For US Permanent Military Base
Fort Trump? Polish President Makes Pitch For US Permanent Military Base

Poland has already met the 2%-of-GDP defence-spending level that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies agreed to work toward by 2024 - a spending goal that Trump used to bludgeon other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members. Duda noted Polish purchases of American arms and said he wants to buy more. And the White House reinforced that...

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  • That interesting thing said by Brett Kavanaugh
That interesting thing said by Brett Kavanaugh

Claire McCaskill has announced she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, citing his positions on issues including anonymous contributions funding issue ads in political campaigns. "But fortunately we had a good saying that we've held firm to, to this day", Kavanaugh said in the video. Hirono, who serves on the ...

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  • Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick seeks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick seeks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

With his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , slated to testify Monday before the House Judiciary Committee during a high-stakes hearing that could derail his Supreme Court nomination, some Kavanaugh backers have tried to compare her account to benign forms of adolescent flirtation.

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  • Indian cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence
Indian cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence

Hasina Khan of the Bebaaq Collective, which was one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, severely criticised this move of the government. "It is a pure issue of gender justice, gender dignity and gender equality", he said . While the proposed law makes it a "non-bailable" offence, an accused can approach a magistrate even before trial to...

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  • Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline
Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline

He has been meeting with White House officials this week. California college professor Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her claim Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, something Kavanaugh denies. "The FBI is looking for any kind of current problem". I mean, after all, read all the details she put in the Washington P...

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  • Donald Trump would accept 'a little delay' on Brett Kavanaugh
Donald Trump would accept 'a little delay' on Brett Kavanaugh

She said that she has only spoken of the incident in conversations with therapists. Ford said she will participate in any proceedings she is invited to participate in. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who also is retiring, is not on the panel but said the vote should be postponed until the committee has heard from Ford. He added: "I have never...

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  • Hong Kong raises typhoon alert to highest level as Mangkhut closes in
Hong Kong raises typhoon alert to highest level as Mangkhut closes in

Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded in the city's worldwide airport on Sunday, the airport authority said , with airlines including the city's flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, having already cancelled many flights. The Pacific storm Mangkhut, which left a trail of death and destruction in its path from the Philippines to southern China,...

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  • S. Korea: North Korea to dismantle nuke site if United States does same
S. Korea: North Korea to dismantle nuke site if United States does same

Photos of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are displayed during a photo exhibition to wish for peace on the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea , Wednesday, Sept. Kim has gone all out to make Moon's visit a memorable one. North Korea's participation in hosting the Games, which include th...

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  • Haley Denounces Russia for 'Cheating' on North Korea Sanctions
Haley Denounces Russia for 'Cheating' on North Korea Sanctions

Haley said earlier this year that successively tough Security Council sanctions resolutions adopted unanimously had cut off all North Korean exports, 90 percent of its trade, and disbanded its pool of workers send overseas to earn hard currency.

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  • Sens. Johnson, Baldwin want to hear from Kavanaugh, accuser
Sens. Johnson, Baldwin want to hear from Kavanaugh, accuser

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Monday . In his facetious reimagining of the events that took place in the '80s, Trump Jr. suggests that Kavanaugh presented Ford the chance to check a (theoretical) box that said "No". But he said he has confidence that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will handle the matter appropriately. There is a ton...

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  • ‘Azishe’: South Africans welcome decriminalisation of dagga
‘Azishe’: South Africans welcome decriminalisation of dagga

The Constitutional Court will on Tuesday be handing down judgment on the question of whether or not to decriminalise cannabis use. The High Court also ruled that Parliament should change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

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  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort to cooperate with Russian Federation probe
Ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort to cooperate with Russian Federation probe

A number of people had expected some sort of agreement, and Trump's legal team recognized it couldn't control Manafort's desire to avoid a second trial after being convicted on eight of 18 counts in a related case in Virginia last month. Barring a presidential pardon, the 69-year-old was facing a maximum of 80 years in prison. The president dre...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford's defenders say Republicans are
Christine Blasey Ford's defenders say Republicans are "smearing" her

Hill is now leading an entertainment industry commission on sexual harassment, launched after allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein and other industry figures. "Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation". Manley was a young Senate staffer in 1991 when Anita Hill's sexual harassment...

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  • Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked
Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

On Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford , a professor in California, came forward as the woman behind the letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at age 17. A potential "no" vote from Flake would complicate the judge's prospects. Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party in the...

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  • Woman comes forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Woman comes forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Watching Kavanaugh move toward a likely confirmation, she made a decision to end her effort to come forward, according to the New Yorker . She said Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and groped her, trying to remove her clothing and a one-piece bathing suit underneath.

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  • Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS
Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS

At one point, she said, [Kavanaugh's friend Mike] Judge jumped on top of them, and she tried unsuccessfully to wriggle free. California Senator Dianne Feinstein had earlier claimed she was in possession of the woman's letter , but refused to name the accuser or provide details.

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  • Arrested Texas border agent described as 'serial killer'
Arrested Texas border agent described as 'serial killer'

Ortiz fled and was found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo, about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio. Alaniz told The Texas Tribune that after the suspect picked up the fifth woman she quickly realized that she was in danger.

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  • Coast guard closes emblematic Greek beach after rockfall
Coast guard closes emblematic Greek beach after rockfall

Coast guard officials told the Evening Standard that those hurt had not sustained any life-threatening injuries. A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall and the subsequent high waves. Greek news outlet Nooz said early reports that said three people were injured and others were missing were inaccurate. She said they hea...

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  • Flipping pancakes! Russias Putin and Chinas Xi bond over cooking
Flipping pancakes! Russias Putin and Chinas Xi bond over cooking

Russian Federation kicked off what it says are its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday, as it hosted a bilateral meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the far eastern city of Vladivostok.

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  • Series of explosions ignites more than 70 homes in MA
Series of explosions ignites more than 70 homes in MA

Officials urged all residents in the area who are Columbia Gas customers to evacuate, "as should anyone else who smells gas". "We will support you and your family", Rivera said at a news conference Friday, speaking in English and Spanish. Chief Keefe notes that police resources from throughout Massachusetts have responded to Andover, including the ...

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  • Victims honored at 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial in Grapevine
Victims honored at 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial in Grapevine

Almost 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on september 11 , 2001. In New York, the Bell of Hope rang out at St. With 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 injured, the attacks remain the deadliest ever on U.S. soil. "Trump is not very good at speaking the language...

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  • Is Trump's Tweet About Deaths In Puerto Rico His Most Disgusting Yet?
Is Trump's Tweet About Deaths In Puerto Rico His Most Disgusting Yet?

Now, many realize that lies come to Trump as naturally as breathing air, but to suggest that the deaths of three thousand Americans were simply the work of a Democrat conspiracy to make him look bad is next level. DeSantis rode the president's endorsement to victory in the Republican primary for governor and has been one of the president's big...

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  • Cardinal Wuerl to discuss possible resignation with Pope Francis
Cardinal Wuerl to discuss possible resignation with Pope Francis

Pope Francis will host a meeting in February of senior bishops from around the globe to discuss "the protection of minors", the Vatican announced on Wednesday. Wuerl had been implicated in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse, which claimed that the cardinal had approved transfers for abusing priests inste...

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  • Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with USA bishops
Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with USA bishops

Catholic Church , including the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops , Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, to discuss clergy sexual abuse. Three of the nine council members were absent for the meetings: Cardinal George Pell, 77, who now is on trial in Australia on sex abuse charges; Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, 85, ret...

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  • Trump signs order authorizing
Trump signs order authorizing "automatic" sanctions for election interference

Following those reports, the Treasury and State Departments can decide on appropriate and additional sanctions to impose. But Trump in July publicly accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials at a joint press conference after they met for a summit in Helsinki.

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  • USA threatens sanctions against ICC
USA threatens sanctions against ICC

On Monday, Bolton said the USA would resort to any means to protect its citizens and its allies against actions before the worldwide war crimes body, including arresting its judges if they sought to charge Americans who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

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  • Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif s wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif s wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that arrangements were being made to bring her body back to Pakistan for burial in the family home at Jati Umra, Raiwind. Kulsoom belonged to a respected Lahori family of Kashmiri origin. For her undergraduate studies, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz attended the Forman Christian ...

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  • Barack Obama encourages people to vote:
Barack Obama encourages people to vote: "This is not Coachella"

On Saturday, he will stump for House Democratic candidates from California at an event in Orange County, a conservative-leaning part of California where Republicans are at risk of losing several seats. He also criticised Mr Trump's response to the violence past year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in th...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge
Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

The storm weakened slightly and has 130 miles per hour winds, but it is still a major Category 4 hurricane, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "I'm telling them to go inland, but I'm anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Roberts said. Ahead of Florence's arrival, barrier islands were already seeing unsafe rip currents an...

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  • Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway
Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway

Nobody was injured in the incident, which led to the suspension of all flights in and out of Lyon Saint-Exupery airport, situated in the east of the city. Highway police and a police helicopter laid chase, the regional government said in a statement. There, the man rammed through more security barriers.

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  • White House blasts 'reckless' Woodward, doesn't rule out possibility of lawsuit
White House blasts 'reckless' Woodward, doesn't rule out possibility of lawsuit

That's counter to accounts in Woodward's book and in an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times from a senior administration official of a Trump White House mired in dysfunction, with aides disparaging the Republican president and working to prevent him from making disastrous decisions.

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  • Apple Issues Letter Responding to President Trump’s Proposed Tarrifs
Apple Issues Letter Responding to President Trump’s Proposed Tarrifs

Imports from the United States reached US$13.3 billion, a two per cent increase from the previous year. He said Friday that tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods are "in the hopper" and "could take place very soon". Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, mostly industrial machinery and intermediat...

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  • Donald Trump tells supporters ‘it’s your fault’ if he gets impeached
Donald Trump tells supporters ‘it’s your fault’ if he gets impeached

The young man booted from a Trump rally in Billings, Montana on Thursday said he wasn't trying to mock the president with his overly-dramatic facial expressions. Among the topics he wants to cover are privacy rights, women's access to health care, campaign finance reform and gun rights, said Tester spokeswoman Marnee Banks.

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