• Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast
Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast

Weather forecasters predict heavy rains and thunderstorms for the watch areas, which include the US cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. "Coastal areas are expected to received 0.25" to 0.50" of rain Tuesday into Wednesday, said Brandt Maxwell, a weather service forecaster. The forecast for the Prescott area includes more than an in...

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  • RAF Lightning Force still flying after first F-35 crash in Ameerica
RAF Lightning Force still flying after first F-35 crash in Ameerica

The F-35 is the USA military's most expensive fighter jet, notes Foreign Policy , and the aircraft just had one of the best and worst weeks in its controversial history. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps all have their own versions of the F-35. He or she was evaluated at the scene and then taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital before being rele...

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  • Indonesia tsunami: Mass grave dug
Indonesia tsunami: Mass grave dug

The death toll is only for Palu as officials have not received any information from Donggala. At least 832 people were confirmed killed by the quake and tsunami that struck Friday evening, Indonesia's disaster agency said, with almost all of those from Palu .

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  • Typhoon Trami hits flood-battered Japan
Typhoon Trami hits flood-battered Japan

Airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights, public broadcaster NHK said. Osaka lay close to the path of the storm and its Kansai Airport, which is situated on reclaimed land offshore and suffered extensive damage in a storm earlier in September, closed early as a precaution.

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  • Jeff Flake: No re-election made Kavanaugh compromise possible - 60 Minutes
Jeff Flake: No re-election made Kavanaugh compromise possible - 60 Minutes

The investigators will compile information about Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were "extremely inebriated. and the other people at the party were not". Grassley said the committee took the allegat...

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  • Canada, US make progress in bid to save NAFTA, no deal yet
Canada, US make progress in bid to save NAFTA, no deal yet

Trudeau spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro said in response: 'No meeting was requested. The United States and Mexico want to push a deal they separately negotiated through their respective legislatures before Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1.

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  • Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia, official says
Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia, official says

She said communication was hard and the aid organisation had been struggling to get a proper ground assessment. The building began to shake soon after the plane departed and, fearing he would be trapped beneath the debris if the tower collapsed around him, Agung jumped from a fourth floor window.

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  • Former prosecutor reveals why GOP senators booted Rachel Mitchell - Kavanaugh was cracking
Former prosecutor reveals why GOP senators booted Rachel Mitchell - Kavanaugh was cracking

RACHEL MITCHELL: I mean, our goal right now is we know how these guys offend and to stop them, put them in a position where they can't get into that position to reoffend. Trump's allies, however, felt that Mitchell did not press Ford hard enough, failing to poke holes in her story. Arizona criminal defense attorney Tracey Westerhausen, who is al...

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  • India, Pakistan clash in UN over support for terrorists
India, Pakistan clash in UN over support for terrorists

FM Qureshi also warned the United Nations chief to remain wary of Indian propaganda, " Pakistan is willing to hold talks with India for peace and is ready to talk with India on all matters, however, India should also play its role". He referred to extremist attacks in his home country, including one at an army school in the northwestern city...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk drops heavy rain across eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Kirk drops heavy rain across eastern Caribbean

Forecasters said Kirk is expected to become a tropical depression late Friday and degenerate into a trough of low pressure by Sunday. In its 8 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said Tropical Storm Kirk was about 60 miles east northeast of Barbados and about 170 miles east southeast of Martinique and moving towards th...

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  • An emotional Brett Kavanaugh professes his innocence
An emotional Brett Kavanaugh professes his innocence

In light of the last-minute news, the California professor was asked again to ensure committee members she was positive Kavanaugh was inovled in the alleged sexual assault. This story has been corrected to say Kavanaugh would take his seat shortly after the start of the new court term. She said she feared the personal consequences would be akin t...

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  • Close shave for 47 on board as Boeing lands in lagoon
Close shave for 47 on board as Boeing lands in lagoon

Local media has reported that the 36 passengers and 11 crew members on board the Boeing 737 are all safe. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft hit the lagoon surrounding the small island about 9.30 am local time (2330 GMT Thursday), Emilio said. "The plane seemed to be intact and that fits in with landing on the runway and then shooting off which we've ha...

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  • Kavanaugh: Swetnick Allegations Are 'A Joke' And 'A Farce'
Kavanaugh: Swetnick Allegations Are 'A Joke' And 'A Farce'

Some also pointed out that Swetnick's claims matched those of an ex-girlfriend of Mark Judge , Kavanaugh's high school classmate who Swetnick named as allegedly joining Kavanaugh in gang-raping girls at house parties in the 1980s. In Wednesday's affidavit , she notes that she now holds "active clearances" for her work with the U.S. Departme...

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  • The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

But by the time she finished detailing her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, Ford was being widely praised as credible and fearless. She added: "I was just focused on what I was going to say and my fear about that". The allegations against the 53-year-old conservative judge ...

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  • Friday morning committee vote could set up quick Kavanaugh confirmation
Friday morning committee vote could set up quick Kavanaugh confirmation

One of those, Deborah Ramirez, said Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her during a drunken party at Yale's Lawrence Hall dormitory when they were both undergraduates. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, after Ford testified about her allegation over the course of four hours. DKE, the fraternity, was considered a "rapey frat", she said .

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  • United States judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations
United States judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

She also has four people swearing she told them of the alleged assault . The vote will come less than 24 hours after Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate, after accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating back to his school and college days.

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  • Russian spy poisoning: Skripal suspect's 'real identity revealed'
Russian spy poisoning: Skripal suspect's 'real identity revealed'

The controversial cyber-sleuths claimed on Wednesday that one of the men named by the United Kingdom as a suspect in the " chemical attack " on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury this March is actually a colonel in Russian special forces.

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  • Trump says he’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein
Trump says he’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein

Reports surfaced Monday that Rosenstein was anxious about being fired after the New York Times reported last week that Rosenstein had in meetings suggested having DOJ officials wear wires for their conversations with the president and also raised the 25th Amendment, which outlines the process a vice president or Cabinet members can take to remove...

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  • White House, Republicans work to shore up Kavanaugh nomination
White House, Republicans work to shore up Kavanaugh nomination

Law student Dana Bolger, who's among the 115 YLS students protesting at the Supreme Court and meeting with senators in Washington, D.C., today, told the Cut that everyone is "mad as hell."... "I think folks on campus have been very disturbed and disappointed and frustrated by not only the news, but by the ongoing ambivalence by the institution ...

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  • 5 key takeaways from Supreme Court’s Aadhaar judgment
5 key takeaways from Supreme Court’s Aadhaar judgment

The ruling, however, did introduce several new restrictions on how Aadhaar information could be used, including new measures preventing corporate bodies such as banks and mobile phone companies from accessing information. The top court barred private companies from accessing the data and also directed that schools , banks and telecom companies c...

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

Terming Washington's actions "bullying", Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods - and it spelled out details to impose tariffs on 545 U.S. Officials in Beijing said they planned to step up support for harmed industries and companies as they seek to offset the trade war's effects. "...

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  • Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser
Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

Kavanaugh's march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. Trump's comments came hours after White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration is "open" to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing testimony from Ramirez.

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  • Trump's tariffs on $200b of Chinese imports kick in
Trump's tariffs on $200b of Chinese imports kick in

China retaliated with duties on a further $60 billion worth of American products. But Trump warned he could ramp up to "phase three", with tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports, or all the goods the USA buys from China.

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  • Russian Federation to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria
Russian Federation to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russia announced earlier Monday that it would give Syria's government more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria in a friendly fire incident . Russian Federation already has its own S-300 air defense system in Syria, along with the more advanced S-400 system. "Today's data does not just ...

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  • Applause pour in for Maldives' newly elected president
Applause pour in for Maldives' newly elected president

The victory comes in the wake of allegations that the elections would be rigged in favour of President Abdulla Yameen. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is the presidential candidate for the joint Opposition led by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) with the Jumhooree party, Adalat party, and a faction of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

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  • Dallas police fire officer who fatally shot man in his own apartment
Dallas police fire officer who fatally shot man in his own apartment

Dallas PD says they determined Guyger engaged in "adverse conduct" - and she was officially fired Monday morning. Ms Guyger is now out on bail, pending a criminal trial. When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wro...

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  • Chris Wallace Asks Pompeo About NYT Rosenstein Bombshell
Chris Wallace Asks Pompeo About NYT Rosenstein Bombshell

A memo written by Mr Rosenstein , making criticisms of the handling of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, was used by the White House at the time as justification for Mr Comey's firing. "If these allegations are true, they are very serious allegations and I would say, yes, Mr. Rosenstein would be well-advised to step asid...

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  • US Deputy Attorney-General Rosenstein expected to leave job
US Deputy Attorney-General Rosenstein expected to leave job

Republican politicos have been urging Trump not to fire Rosenstein until after the midterm elections, arguing that doing so would cause even more headache for the party struggling to hang on to the House and possibly the Senate. That job will now likely fall to deputy Attorney General Noel Francisco . As for Rosenstein's future, Trump says , "W...

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  • Iran summons 3 European diplomats over parade attack: state media
Iran summons 3 European diplomats over parade attack: state media

ISNA said an unnamed spokesman for the elite Revolutionary Guards security force blamed Arab nationalists backed by Saudi Arabia for the attack. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE view Iran as a regional menace and have long accused it of meddling in other countries' affairs.

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic

But it is not fair to call it the remnants of Hurricane Florence, an official with the National Hurricane Center said Thursday night. The current temperature is 30.1 °C and winds are coming from the east-southeast to east at 10 to 25 km/h.

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  • China won’t weaken currency, premier says
China won’t weaken currency, premier says

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (Mema) in the USA has criticised the Trump administration for imposing $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports. "This is the point where we move from very small effects to something that's more notable", said Lewis Alexander, an economist at Nomura Securities.

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  • HAL employees feel let down after fresh revelations on Rafale deal
HAL employees feel let down after fresh revelations on Rafale deal

Connecting the September 21 statement made by former French President Hollande on Rafale in which he said the French side was asked by the Indian government to go with Reliance as an Offset partner, and a tweet by Rahul Gandhi on August 30 warning of impending news "in the next couple of weeks", Jaitley said that the two statements may have b...

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  • Kavanaugh accuser looks to negotiate conditions to testify later next week
Kavanaugh accuser looks to negotiate conditions to testify later next week

That 10:00 p.m. Eastern deadline was imposed after Grassley's relenting from a 10:00 a.m. deadline to let the Judiciary Committee know if Ford would be testifying under oath on Monday. Bush asked the FBI to investigate after law professor Anita Hill raised allegations of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas in 1991. Moderate GOP Senato...

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  • Two shark attacks in Australia in ONE DAY at tourist hotspot
Two shark attacks in Australia in ONE DAY at tourist hotspot

Ms Barwick has also been transferred to Brisbane and is in a stable condition in the intensive care unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. A RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman said the rescue helicopter is en route to Cid Harbour. Family Based Care chief executive Doug Doherty said Ms Barwick and Craig were regular visitors to the popular tou...

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  • Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade
Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade

State-run news agency IRNA reported gunmen were dressed in guard uniforms and targeted a platform where military and police commanders were sitting. Attacks by Kurdish rebels on military patrols along the border in mainly ethnic Kurdish areas further north are relatively common. Iran is also now facing intensified attacks in its Kurdish-major...

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  • Moon to brief Trump on inter-Korean summit
Moon to brief Trump on inter-Korean summit

The statement on Wednesday also reflects that North Korea is willing to dismantle more nuclear facilities in exchange for the United States promise to implement what was agreed at the summit in Singapore in June, mainly in terms of guaranteeing the survival of the North Korean regime.

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  • Ted Cruz meets with voters in Webster
Ted Cruz meets with voters in Webster

There are two other debates - September 30 at the University of Houston and October 16 in San Antonio. The next two debates are scheduled for September 30 in Houston and October 16 in San Antonio. Cruz, a seasoned debater for many years who gained even more prominent experience as a presidential candidate in 2016, will likely us tonight's battle ...

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  • 3 infants among 5 people stabbed at daycare in NYC
3 infants among 5 people stabbed at daycare in NYC

Crews removed four other children from the home for observation. She was found unconscious by police in the basement with a slash wound to her left wrist. Police said the father of a child was stabbed in the leg and a female coworker was also wounded. A police spokesman said victims had "multiple stab wounds", adding they are looking into repor...

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  • Trump wants Spain to build a wall in Africa to stop migrants
Trump wants Spain to build a wall in Africa to stop migrants

Customs and Border Protection says that the border between the United States and Mexico is roughly 1,900 miles long. Building a wall through the Sahara would be more complicated still, given that Spain would need the co-operation of foreign nations to build on their territory.

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  • Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms
Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

Ford's lawyers have said she's received death threats . A little more than a week later, a California professor named Christine Blasey Ford contended that at a house party in the 1980s, a drunken, 17 year-old Kavanaugh tried undressing her and muffling her cries on a bed before she fled.

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  • Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises
Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises

Dozens of residents sought shelter during the storm on Saturday despite warning it was risky. The hardest-hit area was Benguet province, where 38 people died, mostly in the two landslides in Itogon, and 37 are missing, the police said. Numerous missing in the Philippines are gold miners and their families feared buried in a landslide after se...

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  • Kim, Moon Start Possibly Most Challenging Korean Summit Yet
Kim, Moon Start Possibly Most Challenging Korean Summit Yet

The North Korean leader responded by apologizing if the accomodation prepared by the North Korean side was seen as too "humble" compared to developed countries Moon had visited. She said the administration was "open to and already in the process of coordinating" the meeting, but no dates had been set. Even if USA forces remain in the South after ...

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  • Why a federal investigation into the Kavanaugh allegation is far from impossible
Why a federal investigation into the Kavanaugh allegation is far from impossible

The GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said an FBI investigation wouldn't have bearing on Ford's testimony so "there is no reason for further delay". ". Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. I think he's very much on track". "We want to get to the b...

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  • Triple talaq Ordinance passed: What are the provisions?
Triple talaq Ordinance passed: What are the provisions?

The Law Minister used the opportunity to attack the Congress , saying it is not supporting the bill pending in Rajya Sabha under "vote bank pressures". The woman will get the custody of the minor child, if any, and she will be entitled to a maintenance determined by the magistrate for herself and the child.

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  • Kavanaugh Is Already Reshaping the Supreme Court
Kavanaugh Is Already Reshaping the Supreme Court

There are growing calls for Mark Judge to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it considers allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh , but Judge appears unwilling to speak publicly on the matter.

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  • Nawaz and Maryam are not off the hook just yet
Nawaz and Maryam are not off the hook just yet

Sharif had been sentenced to 10 years in jail and a $10.5m fine, his daughter Maryam to a seven-year jail sentence and a $2.6m fine, and Maryam's husband Safdar to a year in prison. Dozens of jubilant supporters chanted 'Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif!' outside the court after the decision was announced. " 'This is a triumph of justice, ' said Shari...

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  • North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid
North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

Mr Moon responded by expressing his own thanks to Mr Kim for making a "bold decision" in a New Year's speech to open a new era of detente and send a delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics in February. In the afternoon, they were to visit educational institutions, according to a report on their schedule released by South Korea . "We are...

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  • Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said his panel will hold a hearing next Monday with Kavanaugh and Ford. Democrats faced criticism for being timid in her defense. He also says, "I have no more information to offer the Committee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford's letter".

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  • Weather warning as Storm Helene blows in
Weather warning as Storm Helene blows in

Met Éireann has warned of "high intensity" rainfall on Monday as Storm Helene crosses Ireland's path. Some further heavy rain possible Wednesday night in southern areas especially near the south, drier elsewhere with scattered showers. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, and ...

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  • Russia, Turkey Agree on Demilitarized Zone in Syria’s Idlib
Russia, Turkey Agree on Demilitarized Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey September 13, 2018. At the same time, it has sent reinforcements of its troops ringing Idlib, a move created to ward off a ground assault, at least for now.

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