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Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public
- September 17, 2018

Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles Supreme Court nominations, penned an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday formalizing her opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination and briefly referencing her decision to share the letter's contents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Brexit: PM says 'it's either my deal or no deal' Brexit: PM says 'it's either my deal or no deal'
- September 17, 2018

In the interview marking six months until Brexit , the prime minister said she was confident of getting an agreement based on the compromise she reached with her cabinet at Chequers in July. "It's ensuring that we get that good deal from the European Union which is good for people in the United Kingdom, wherever they live in the United Kingdom, that's what's important for us". (more...)
Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28 Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28
- September 17, 2018

Three villagers who managed to escape told authorities what happened. Authorities and residents say they had learned from that experience, and that residents were quicker and more willing to evacuate to shelters. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday. In Guangzhou, scheduled flights between noon on Sunday and 8:00 a.m. on Monday have been canceled. High winds and swells also hit Fujian province north of Guangdong, shutting ports, suspending ferry services and cancelling more than 100 flights. (more...)
Monica Lewinsky Thanks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford for Coming Forward
- September 17, 2018

Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and before this week, no other senators on the Judiciary Committee had been permitted to see it, according to reports . From there, she claims she was pushed into a bedroom and on top of a bed, where she said Kavanaugh attacked her, groping her and trying to pull off her clothes and a one-piece bathing suit, all while holding his hand over her mouth so she couldn't scream. (more...)
Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days
- September 17, 2018

The powerful hurricane bearing down on the east coast of the United States has led airlines to cancel more than 1,245 flights and waive change fees for travellers affected by the storm, USA Today reports . Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival. The hurricane, whose strength has been compared to a direct hit by Mike Tyson , advances with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometres per hour. (more...)
CNN publishes text of letter Kavanaugh accuser wrote to Feinstein CNN publishes text of letter Kavanaugh accuser wrote to Feinstein
- September 17, 2018

Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, told Politico it would be best for the committee to not vote on Kavanaugh until the committee hears Ford out. "These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid", Ford said about her identity becoming public. (more...)
NSW premier vows to shut down dance party after drug deaths NSW premier vows to shut down dance party after drug deaths
- September 17, 2018

Two attendees are dead after attending Defqon.1 Festival in Sydney , reports local authorities. Two people have died from suspected drug overdoses after attending Sydney's annual Defqon.1 festival, sparking the New South Wales premier to state she never wants to see it held in the state again. (more...)
Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial
- September 17, 2018

Following today's order, the victim, in a statement, said: "Chuffed to bits". Earlier in the day, the Saket Court ordered framing of molestation charges against former TERI chief in the 2015 case. On February 13, 2015, an FIR was registered against Pachauri and he was granted anticipatory bail in the case on March 21. In March 2016, the Delhi Police filed a 1,400-page chargesheet against Pachauri for allegedly sexually harassing the woman, stalking her, and criminally intimidating her. (more...)
California Professor Comes Forward as Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser
- September 17, 2018

Republicans, however, showed no signs of budging. Grassley's office said it was working to hold calls alongside Sen. Several other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee also called to delay the vote on Sunday. Ford passed a polygraph test administered by a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in August. "If the committee is to hear from the victim, it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled", Graham said in a statement. (more...)
Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry
- September 17, 2018

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, has led protests since March partially over an Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the territory. "He used to go every Friday to the marches like thousands of other people". Washington has slashed additional aid to the Palestinians for programs supporting conflict resolution with the Israelis, an official said Sunday. The Israeli military said that, twice this week, its patrols discovered and dismantled bombs that had been planted for use against ... (more...)
Donald Trump calls Mueller probe a political weapon aimed at Republicans Donald Trump calls Mueller probe a political weapon aimed at Republicans
- September 17, 2018

Scott Dworkin, a Democratic strategist and MSNBC contributor, said he believes that Trump will resign within two weeks now that Manafort has turned. Mueller's probe is a "witch hunt" organized by Democrats to undermine his presidency. "If [Manafort] was going to make a deal, he should have made it before he was convicted". (more...)
Lawrence area residents get the all-clear to go home Lawrence area residents get the all-clear to go home
- September 17, 2018

Officials said that between 60 and 80 fires and a number of explosions broke out in homes and businesses in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Sumwalt said it appears Columbia Gas' pipeline control centre in Columbus, Ohio, registered a pressure increase in the Lawrence area. In April this year, NiSource's Columbia Gas of MA filed a petition with the state's Department of Public Utilities to increase annual revenues in order to help the company replace aging infrastructure. (more...)
FEMA Administrator Brock Long's travel subject of IG investigation, Politico reports FEMA Administrator Brock Long's travel subject of IG investigation, Politico reports
- September 17, 2018

The final report from the table of inspector general is still awaited, but DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in preliminary findings Long has been urged to step down if the allegations are true. In North Carolina, where Florence is expected to hit, the storm caused 35 deaths and billions of dollars in damage. According to one official, during weekends Long spent in North Carolina, FEMA aides stayed in an area hotel at taxpayer expense. (more...)
Gunmen dressed as mariachis kill five in Mexico City Gunmen dressed as mariachis kill five in Mexico City
- September 16, 2018

The brazen bandits opened fire at a road crossing on the edge of Plaza Garibaldi, a major tourist attraction packed with mariachi bars, then sped off on motorcycles, police said. Image: The gunmen were dressed like mariachi musicians. The capital is on track to register a record number of homicides this year, and reversing that trend is part of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's enormous challenge to stem crime and violence nationwide. (more...)
Storm Helene to trigger MINI-HEATWAVE amid threatening gales — BBC Weather forecast Storm Helene to trigger MINI-HEATWAVE amid threatening gales — BBC Weather forecast
- September 16, 2018

Weather forecaster Helen Willets said: "This in it has some tropical air - it's the remains of ex-hurricane Helene". Bringing with it a spell of wet, windy weather. "In some Irish Sea coastal areas, most likely in Wales and northwest England, gusts to 55-65mph are likely with possible isolated gusts in excess of 70mph in the most exposed places". (more...)
Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials
- September 16, 2018

Government leaders, businesses and civil society representatives flocked to the Moscone Center in San Francisco , California, to attend the GCAS, a summit from September 12 to 14. The CEO of Salesforce, one of the world's largest online business software companies, urged fellow technology leaders at the conference to help fight climate change. (more...)
Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions
- September 16, 2018

He later died at the hospital, authorities said. A NiSource spokesman said he couldn't confirm details of the blasts as outlined in the note. The governor said he urged Columbia Gas to develop a "comprehensive safety inspection plan". Leonel Rondon, 18, and two of his friends were in the vehicle when the debris struck, his family told CNN affiliate WHDH . Jeff Hall, spokesman for the Red Cross, said Friday there were nearly 400 people shelters after the Thursday night explosions and fires. (more...)
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new marathon world record Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new marathon world record
- September 16, 2018

Kipchoge ran virtually half the race alone after dropping the last pacemaker Josephat Bout at the 25km mark having taken him through in 1:12:24 which was 36 seconds within World Record pace. Kipchoge will be rewarded with a total sum of €120,000 ($139,614) for his performance on Sunday, including a €50,000 bonus for the world record, a €40,000 for coming first, and €30,000 bonus for keeping his time below two hours and four minutes. (more...)
Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS
- September 16, 2018

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", said Kavanaugh's statement . Senate Republicans insist Kavanaugh's confirmation remains on track. Wade ruling. As bad as the allegation about Kavanaugh is (and one is justified in questioning its veracity under the circumstances), the use of an anonymous document to undermine him is terrible. (more...)
Dallas Police Search Slain Man’s Apartment, Find Pot; Internet Fumes Dallas Police Search Slain Man’s Apartment, Find Pot; Internet Fumes
- September 16, 2018

The Fox headline and the promotion that marijuana was seized at Jean's apartment recalls the many instances where irrelevant information has been spread about black men and children after they have been shot by police as a means of casting doubt on their victimhood. (more...)
Russians suspected of Swiss lab break Russians suspected of Swiss lab break
- September 16, 2018

The men were arrested in The Hague as part of an operation involving British, Swiss and Dutch intelligence agencies. The Swiss confirmation came after Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reported that two Russians suspected of being agents of military intelligence service GRU were kicked out of the Netherlands earlier this year as a result of a Europe-wide investigation. (more...)
Man, 26, dies after being attacked by a shark in Cape Cod Man, 26, dies after being attacked by a shark in Cape Cod
- September 16, 2018

Reynolds said Seashore rangers and Wellfleet police performed CPR on the victim on the beach after the bite. Witnesses say the man was boogie boarding with a friend when the shark aggressively attacked. Mr Booth said the attack victim and his friend were boogie-boarding when the attack happened. He sustained severe injuries to his legs and is still recovering in hospital. (more...)
Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two
- September 16, 2018

The driver of the auto was arrested at the scene of the incident, the motives of the crime are still unknown. Witnesses reportedly heard the driver shouting " Allahu Akbar ", but there is no official confirmation of a terrorist attack so far. (more...)
National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence
- September 16, 2018

Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore, but its slow march over the two states, crawling west at only 3 km (2 miles) per hour, threatens to leave large parts of the region deluged in the coming days. At 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , inching west at 2 mph (4 kph) - not even as fast as a person can walk. (more...)
Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast
- September 16, 2018

The barrier island of Emerald Isle is under water, with ocean waves rolling in over a six-foot storm surge and crashing into homes. The program was used in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by the slow-moving storm is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland". (more...)
Syria thwarts Israel attack on Damascus airport Syria thwarts Israel attack on Damascus airport
- September 16, 2018

The strike attributed to Israel also reportedly targeted several weapons storage rooms at the airport. Another video, released by by the Syrian news website Muraselon, supposedly shows an anti-aircraft missile being launched and then exploding mid-air. (more...)
U.S. border agent charged in 2-week killing spree U.S. border agent charged in 2-week killing spree
- September 16, 2018

Webb County district attorney Isidro Alaniz said: "We do consider this to be a serial killer". Sheriffs, DPS, LPD and Texas Rangers assisted and about 30 min later Ortiz was found on the 3rd floor of the Hotel behind the bed of a pick up truck. (more...)
US calls special meeting at UN as countries ‘undermine’ NK sanctions US calls special meeting at UN as countries ‘undermine’ NK sanctions
- September 16, 2018

The office's opening at the North Korean border town of Kaesong is the latest in a series of reconciliatory steps the Koreas have taken this year. The rival Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week. (more...)
Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history curriculum Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history curriculum
- September 16, 2018

And third-grade social studies teachers have long taught students about Keller's life of activism. So, the volunteer work group was tasked with creating a rubric for grading historical figures to deem who was "essential" to learn about and who wasn't. (more...)
Nigeria finance minister resigns amid certificate fraud Nigeria finance minister resigns amid certificate fraud
- September 16, 2018

Nigeria's finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country's mandatory one-year youth service scheme. Her main policy was a bid to improve tax collection and crack down on mismanagement by government agencies. The government said it was investigating the matter. (more...)

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