• Indonesia Earthquake: Control tower hero sacrifices himself to save hundreds of lives
Indonesia Earthquake: Control tower hero sacrifices himself to save hundreds of lives

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the tsunami hit with a speed of 800 kilometers per hour, destroying buildings and infrastructure. In 2004, an natural disaster off the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,0...

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  • Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in United Nations speech
Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in United Nations speech

The minister informed the global community that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government of Pakistan has planned to plant as many as 10 billion trees in the country. The entire South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( SAARC ) had become dysfunctional due to the attitude of India, Qureshi lamented, adding that New Delhi promoted state-sp...

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  • Kirk reforms, gains strength as it approaches Caribbean
Kirk reforms, gains strength as it approaches Caribbean

It is approximately 300 miles off the coast of Barbados and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days while the system moves over the eastern Caribbean sea. Rosa had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) and was located about 570 miles (915 kilometers) southwest of the southern ...

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  • Trump's open to changing mind on Kavanaugh
Trump's open to changing mind on Kavanaugh

He added: "It's possible that I'll hear that and I'll say I'm changing my mind". She added: "I personally am very aggrieved for all of them, but we can not put decades of pent-up demand for women to feel whole on one man's shoulders". Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and in his prepared opening statement released Wednesday, reiterated those ...

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  • Air Niugini aircraft crash lands in FSM waters
Air Niugini aircraft crash lands in FSM waters

Local authorities confirmed the airliner - which was en route to Papua New Guinea from Micronesia - missed the runway and crashed into the water around 9.30am Friday local time. The Port-Moresby-based airline said in statement that the plane, a Boeing 737-800, " landed short of the runway ". The airline said there were no serious injuries.

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  • New Kavanaugh accuser has tie to firm of Christine Blasey Ford's attorney
New Kavanaugh accuser has tie to firm of Christine Blasey Ford's attorney

In her statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Swetnick said Kavanaugh was present at a high school party around 1982 where she was the victim of a "gang" rape . Julie Swetnick has been identified as the third woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. "We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the allegations", Avena...

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  • Watch full replay of Christine Blasey Ford’s dramatic testimony, see key moments
Watch full replay of Christine Blasey Ford’s dramatic testimony, see key moments

She describes being at a small gathering of high school students in Maryland in 1982 when she was allegedly forced into an upstairs bedroom by two boys she identified as Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. What happened to the prosecutor? Allegations by other women followed those by Ford. "'I welcome any kind of investigation, ' and then walk away from th...

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  • Kavanaugh calls certain allegations against him a ‘joke’ and a ‘farce’
Kavanaugh calls certain allegations against him a ‘joke’ and a ‘farce’

One after the other, Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh sat in the same chair before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, separated by less than an hour but a reality gulf so wide their conflicting accounts of what happened when they were teenagers can not be reconciled.

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  • Christine Blasey Ford says alleged Kavanaugh attack ‘drastically altered my life’
Christine Blasey Ford says alleged Kavanaugh attack ‘drastically altered my life’

Swetnick said she was a victim of one of those incidents in the early 1980s and that Kavanaugh and Judge had been present, though she did not say whether they had sex with her. The examination, which took place at a Hilton hotel in Maryland on August 7, focused on Ford's claims that Kavanaugh attempted to force himself on her at a house party w...

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  • Investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel
Investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Theresa May attacked Russian Federation for its "desperate fabrication" over the Salisbury spy poisoning as she addressed world leaders in NY. The investigative group said it researched pictures of graduates of Russian military academies and found a man resembling Boshirov in a group photo.

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  • Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms
Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms

Trump then scheduled Thursday's meeting with Rosenstein to discuss the events. Some news media reported on Monday that Rosenstein would soon leave his post , prompting Trump, in NY for the U.N. The president was scheduled to meet with Rosenstein Thursday to discuss reports that he offered to wear a wire in the White House previous year and d...

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  • Yale Law Students Stage Sit-In to Protest Brett Kavanaugh
Yale Law Students Stage Sit-In to Protest Brett Kavanaugh

In response to the Guardian's allegations, Rubenfeld's attorney issued a statement in which the professor says he believes he is contending with personal attacks and false allegations, but he stands ready to participate in any investigation.

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  • Aadhaar Programme Entirely Unconstitutional: Justice Chandrachud
Aadhaar Programme Entirely Unconstitutional: Justice Chandrachud

In his judgement, Justice Chandrachud instructed telecom operators to delete all data they have collected from users. In another highlight of the judgment, the apex court has struck down clause on sharing of data in the name of national security.

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  • Germany tops U.S. as China’s leading vehicle exporter amid mounting trade disputes
Germany tops U.S. as China’s leading vehicle exporter amid mounting trade disputes

China's finance ministry said last week it would activate tariffs of five to 10 percent on 5,200 categories of USA goods totalling $60 billion. On top of this, because of her record on human rights, Clinton would have made a big fuss of the reports about China's crackdowns on political dissent and recent allegations about the massive re-educati...

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  • GOP Strategist Explains Why She Still Supports Kavanaugh's Nomination
GOP Strategist Explains Why She Still Supports Kavanaugh's Nomination

McConnell said the outside lawyer would question Ford "in a respectful and professional way". "I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr Ford, at some point in her life, was sexually assaulted by someone in some place".

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  • China slams US 'intimidation' as new tariffs kick in
China slams US 'intimidation' as new tariffs kick in

China's customs agency said it responded at noon by beginning to collect taxes of 5 or 10 per cent on a $60 billion list of 5,207 American goods, from honey to industrial chemicals . Beijing fired back Monday, accusing the USA of making "false accusations" and using "increasing tariffs and other means of economic intimidation in an attempt to fo...

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  • Russian Federation to provide Syria with new missile system, over Israeli opposition
Russian Federation to provide Syria with new missile system, over Israeli opposition

General Assembly. Russian officials said Syria's Soviet-made S-200 systems, one of which downed the Russian plane, weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian aircraft as a friendly one. It is possible that these aircraft delivered of the S-300 air defense systems to Syria. The S-300 missile system, originally developed by the Soviet...

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  • Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election
Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election

Solih is a member of the Maldivian Democratic Party. This unexpected victory has crushed Yameen as he was aiming to be the President of Maldives for the second term. The Maldives Election Commission had set up as many as 472 ballot boxes, including at four polling stations overseas in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

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  • Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor
Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

She was terminated after a hearing Monday morning. The victim's mother Allison Jean said she wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer to determine if any drugs were in her system at the time of the shooting . A search warrant claims the Dallas cop was trying to open the door with a set of keys when he confronted her and sh...

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  • US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein denies suggesting secret Trump recording
US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein denies suggesting secret Trump recording

It is noted that Rosenstein voiced the proposal in the spring of 2017 during a meeting with employees of the Ministry of justice after trump fired the FBI Director James Komi. Rosenstein gave a full-throated rejection of the piece and argued that it is not appropriate to invoke the 25th Amendment, which stipulates the president can be ousted if h...

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  • US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns
US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate at the Justice Department appeared uncertain on Monday. Rosenstein twice denied the report . News reported that Rosenstein said he would not resign and the White House would have to fire him.

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  • Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran
Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran

It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to commit these crimes", he said. Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group , as Tehran accused a USA ally in the region of the assault.

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  • Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends
Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

While this area appears close to our shores, the only impacts, if any, would be a chance for scattered showers midweek. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm.

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  • China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions
China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions

These will apply to nearly 6,000 items, including handbags, rice and textiles. The US announced on Monday that it would push ahead with tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, on top of $50 billion already targeted. But most don't support Mr. Trump's tariffs as a way to prompt better behavior from Beijing. Some of the exported parts are importe...

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  • Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal
Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal

We did not have the choice. The French foreign ministry published a statement saying French authorities were not involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners involved in the Rafale deal . Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale jets, in a statement, also on Friday night, said: "This offsets contract is delivered in compliance w...

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