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Senate Judiciary Committee Votes On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination
- September 29, 2018

Democrats have been eyeing him as a possible "no" vote, leaving many surprised to see him announce Friday morning that he backed the judge. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has already become an iconic moment in the debate over Judge Brett M. Along the way, he was confronted by two angry women, Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila. Archila, a 39-year-old Colombia native, is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a progressive advocacy organization, in NY. (more...)
Natural disaster measuring magnitude-7.5 strikes off Indonesia Natural disaster measuring magnitude-7.5 strikes off Indonesia
- September 29, 2018

Almost two weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm this year ravaged the South China Sea, killing over 64 people in the Philippines, a tsunami has hit the coastal Indonesian city of Palu. Shortly after, authorities issued a tsunami warning - which was lifted within about an hour. Mirza Arisam, a resident of Kendari, the capital of neighbouring Southeast Sulawesi, said his uncle and his family of five, including three children, were on vacation in Palu and he has been ... (more...)
Trump Says He 'Could Be Persuaded' By Kavanaugh Hearing Thursday Trump Says He 'Could Be Persuaded' By Kavanaugh Hearing Thursday
- September 29, 2018

The backdrop for the president's fervent defense of Kavanaugh is his belief that men can be ruined by false accusations. "I only say this: 36 years, no charge, no nothing", he said . Ned Price, Obama's former national security spokesman, disputes that the Obama administration was ever on the verge of war with North Korea. Trump says he'd been accused - falsely - by "four or five women" who "got paid a lot of money" to made those charges. (more...)
Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus
- September 29, 2018

Yahoo7 reports that man was Kyle Mulinder , and he told the publication he was just as stunned as he looked in the video: "I was like, 'mate, what just happened?'" "We instantly started laughing, we certainly got surprised". Mulinder and his friends were recording videos with the latest GoPro camera model when the incident occurred. The seal then disappears back into the water before going on to dive in between other kayakers. (more...)
Four Key Undecided Senators Meet Privately on Kavanaugh Vote
- September 29, 2018

But that advance came with an asterisk. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Judge has said he does not recall any such incident. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House as staff secretary for several years. (more...)
Netherlands police prevent 'major terrorist attack' Netherlands police prevent 'major terrorist attack'
- September 29, 2018

After a monthslong investigation, authorities arrested the suspects, aged 21 to 34 years old, on Thursday, saying they were in the advanced stages of planning the attack. 'In a sense it is serious, but luckily it's also good news - a terrorist cell that was plotting an attack has been taken down, ' Grapperhaus said. The Dutch anti-terror coordinator's office said in a tweet that the alleged plot fit the current threat profile for the Netherlands, which is at four on a scale that tops out at ... (more...)
Chicknappers: Gay penguin couple steal chick at zoo Chicknappers: Gay penguin couple steal chick at zoo
- September 29, 2018

The gay couple's wish of having their own child later came true after the zoo chose to award them with an egg from a mother who was just unable to care for it, DR reported. However, once the parents did arrive to claim their chick a fight ensued. The zoo's head keeper Nina Christensen added keepers could hear the chick making a special call to its parents as a sign of distress. (more...)
Indonesian city of Palu hit by tsunami after strong quake Indonesian city of Palu hit by tsunami after strong quake
- September 29, 2018

He said houses were swept away and families were reported missing. He said communications with central Sulawesi were down and the search and rescue effort was being hampered by darkness. The video comes as officials have confirmed a tsunami of up to two metres hit the city after a powerful natural disaster rocked central Sulawesi. The quake struck near the central Sulawesi region at around 6 p.m. (more...)
Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate
- September 29, 2018

It is understood that Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was the swing vote on the committee that voted Kavanaugh through today. "Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations , like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh ", the president tweeted . (more...)
The Best Photos From Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony The Best Photos From Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony
- September 28, 2018

See the best photos from Kavanaugh's testimony below. Anderson noted that certain things had progressed since 1991. Q. How do you feel looking at what's going on now? Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. (more...)
Germany's Catholic Church to own up to decades of child sexual abuse Germany's Catholic Church to own up to decades of child sexual abuse
- September 28, 2018

The report also singled out the "hierarchical-authoritarian system" of the church, saying it "can lead the priest to adopt an attitude of dominating nonordained individuals in interactions because he holds a superior position by virtue of his ministry and ordination". (more...)
Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con' Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con'
- September 28, 2018

But there's nothing ordinary about the stakes and circumstances of Kavanaugh's nomination, with Republicans fighting to get him on the court by the end of September and cement a conservative-leaning court for years to come. Trump spoke to advisers inside and outside the White House on Sunday about the report and it did not shake his support for Kavanaugh, said a person with knowledge of the conversations who was not authorized to speak publicly. (more...)
Police isolate Copenhagen during manhunt in Denmark Police isolate Copenhagen during manhunt in Denmark
- September 28, 2018

Danish police briefly shut bridges and ferry links to Sweden and Germany on Friday as they widened their hunt for three people and a black Volvo in connection with a serious crime - a kidnapping according to Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper - to include the whole country. (more...)
US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations
- September 28, 2018

Dianne Feinsten and Patrick Leahy were inappropriate. Ford recounted for the senators and a nationwide TV audience her long-held secret of the alleged assault in a locked room at a gathering of friends when she was just 15. Telling him they were rape victims themselves, one of the women shouted, through tears: 'Don't look away from me! "In the interest of getting as much information as possible, I believe the allegations should be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation". (more...)
Plane crash with injuries reported near Greenville Downtown Airport in SC Plane crash with injuries reported near Greenville Downtown Airport in SC
- September 28, 2018

A jet crashed in SC on Thursday after failing to come to a stop on the runway, killing at least two. Two people were removed from the wreckage and put on a stretcher. Officials also scrambled to turn off a still-running engine, that was successfully shut down by evening. Greenville Police spokesman Donnie Porter said the fire department possibly will have to perform "an extraction". (more...)
Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island
- September 28, 2018

A patient is evacuated from a hospital following a strong quake in Poso, central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. An natural disaster measuring 7.7 on the Richter magnitude scale rocked Central Sulawesi shortly after a 6.0-magnitude quake killed one and injured at least 10 people in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, on Friday afternoon. (more...)
American Bar Association urges postponement of Kavanaugh vote American Bar Association urges postponement of Kavanaugh vote
- September 28, 2018

The judiciary committee, on which Republicans hold an 11-10 majority, was to meet on Friday morning and several senators said they expected it to vote then. Asked by if he is confident that Kavanaugh can advance out of the committee, he said, "I am optimistic, yes". On numerous occasions at these parties, I witnessed Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh drink excessively and engaged in highly inappropriate conduct , including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer. (more...)
Kavanaugh drama: New accusations and a support letter from classmates Kavanaugh drama: New accusations and a support letter from classmates
- September 28, 2018

Collinsville's John Shimkus says Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of judge needed on the Supreme Court because he bases decisions on the Constitution and the rule of law. Kavanaugh then was asked about, and categorically denied, an allegation made by a Rhode Island man - whose name was redacted from the transcript - raised in a call to Rhode Island Democratic Sen. (more...)
Pope Calls for Chinese Catholics to Work Toward Reconciliation Pope Calls for Chinese Catholics to Work Toward Reconciliation
- September 28, 2018

But the pope will appoint them. As a result, the church in China split in two - with some swearing allegiance exclusively to the pope and worshiping in underground churches, and others practicing in churches that had direct state approval. (more...)
Sabarimala Temple: India's Supreme Court lifts ban on women entering shrine Sabarimala Temple: India's Supreme Court lifts ban on women entering shrine
- September 28, 2018

Justice Misra, who will retire on Tuesday, was heading a five-judge bench which gave a 4-1 verdict. "The fact that women have a physiological feature of menstruating has nothing to do with her right to pray", he said. The top court said that devotees of Lord Ayyappa are Hindus and do not constitute a separate religious denomination, while adding that restrictions put by Sabarimala temple can not be held as essential religious practice. (more...)
USA arrests Chinese national for spying USA arrests Chinese national for spying
- September 28, 2018

The man, who entered the US on a student visa to study electrical engineering, enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 2016 as a foreign specialist " vital to the national interest ". He also asked that the Chinese consular be notified about his arrest. In his application to participate in the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) programme, Ji specifically denied having had contact with a foreign government within the past seven years , the complaint states. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Opens High-speed Train Linking Mecca-Medina Saudi Arabia Opens High-speed Train Linking Mecca-Medina
- September 28, 2018

Minister of Transport Dr. Nabil Al-Amoudi said Allah honored the Kingdom to serve pilgrims. King Salman gives great importance to the transportation projects in Saudi Arabia as they represent the Kingdom's efforts in serving citizens and visitors, specifically pilgrims, said Amoudi. (more...)
China ties sour as Xi, Trump friendship fades
- September 28, 2018

Trump referred to the ads in Iowa's largest newspaper as "propaganda" and said China is taking action because "we are beating them on Trade". And we are winning and we're winning big. But with the American midterm elections less than two months away, United States intelligence and election protection officials have not cited any specific, credible Chinese efforts. (more...)
Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination
- September 28, 2018

And Anita Hill, the black woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, was vilified and isolated to a greater degree than Blasey was because of her race. "I'm going to see what's said". He spoke with the pent-up rage of a man who had never been held accountable for his behavior like this until the moment he reached the precipice of what would be his life's most significant achievement. (more...)
Watch The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford Senate Hearing Live Watch The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford Senate Hearing Live
- September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh will speak Thursday of "grotesque and obvious character assassination", while Ford will offer some insight into her personal history and cite her "civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school". (more...)
Passenger Plane Misses Runway, Crash-Lands in Ocean Passenger Plane Misses Runway, Crash-Lands in Ocean
- September 28, 2018

The flight is part of the airline's bi-weekly service between the Federated States Of Micronesia and Port Moresby. Micronesia's Pacific Daily News reported the plane crash landed on Thursday morning at Chuuk airport, quoting airport manager Jimmy Emilio saying that the 36 passengers and 11 crew members were safe. (more...)
IISc Bengaluru is India's best institute, says latest Times World University rankings IISc Bengaluru is India's best institute, says latest Times World University rankings
- September 28, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been ranked 43 worldwide for the second year in a row by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings . Another university in the UK, Cambridge, retains the second position, while Stanford in the USA holds steady in third. The two Nigerian Universities, (Covenant and UI) in the top 700 in the world also ranked fifth and sixth position in Africa. (more...)
India's top court curbs use of world's largest biometric scheme India's top court curbs use of world's largest biometric scheme
- September 28, 2018

Justice Sikri judgement strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which says private body corporates can seek Aadhaar data. In every case of an alleged breach, the Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ), which administers the system, has argued the leaked information - including birth dates, parents' names or Aadhaar numbers - is not secret and that the biometric data of Indians, meaning their iris scans and fingerprints, have never been compromised. (more...)
BOMBSHELL: Two Men Tell Judiciary Committee They Did It, Not Kavanaugh | Trending BOMBSHELL: Two Men Tell Judiciary Committee They Did It, Not Kavanaugh | Trending
- September 28, 2018

The second allegation came from Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while he was in his freshman year at university . 'Judge Kavanaugh is being considered for a promotion. He was in the room, during Christine Blakey Ford's sexual assault . At one point, far along into the call, Kavanaugh said he was facing a " smear campaign" and suggested newly revealed allegations were "just absurd and outrageous, coordinated perhaps". (more...)
Juggling duties, New Zealand leader brings baby to UN Juggling duties, New Zealand leader brings baby to UN
- September 28, 2018

She then went on to say that there was a "little laugh" in response to Trump's claim, at which point the United States president said, "I didn't expect that response". The caption? "British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) laughs with an unidentified guest". Last week, rules were tweaked in New Zealand to allow the Prime Minister and ministers to travel with a nanny on overseas assignments, and to have the cost covered by the taxpayer. (more...)

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