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Federal Bureau of Investigation contacts Kavanaugh classmate Ramirez about sexual misconduct
- September 30, 2018

Kavanaugh denies both Ford's and Ramirez's allegations. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's, has described a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the FBI to investigate, September 23, 2018. She alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothes but she was able to escape. The Rhode Island Democrat is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former US attorney for Rhode Island. (more...)
UNGA: Syria demands withdrawal of US, French, Turkish forces UNGA: Syria demands withdrawal of US, French, Turkish forces
- September 30, 2018

Towards the end of his address, al-Moallem briefly touched on worldwide politics, chastising Israel for its "oppressive and aggressive policies" in Golan Heights and branding the country's recently-passed nation state law as "racist". "All conditions are now present for the voluntary return of refugees to the country they had to leave because of terrorism and the unilateral economic measures that targeted their daily lives and their livelihoods". (more...)
Hurricane Center: TS Kirk likely to dissipate in Caribbean Hurricane Center: TS Kirk likely to dissipate in Caribbean
- September 30, 2018

Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home, while school was cancelled in the nearby islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique. 29". Meanwhile, powerful Hurricane Rosa grew stronger off Mexico's Pacific Coast. Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was located about 270 miles (435 kilometres) south-south-east of Puerto Rico. (more...)
Typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan Typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan
- September 30, 2018

Less than a month ago, a typhoon flooded Kansai International airport near Osaka, leaving thousands of tourists stranded. Winds of 202km/h are lashing Japan as Typhoon Trami wreaks havoc. Kansai International Airport in Osaka is preparing to close its two runways from 11am Sunday until 6am Monday, affecting many more flights including those of Thai Airways International, which has cancelled Bangkok-Osaka services for the day. (more...)
North Korea says denuclearization hinges on US reducing sanctions
- September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia , on Saturday that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have fallen in love. But throughout his time at the United Nations this past week, Pompeo emphasized that continued sanctions would be part of the Americans' approach. China is Pyongyang's top trading partner, while Russian Federation has welcomed tens of thousands of North Korean laborers that provide a vital source of hard currency. (more...)
Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern making no friends in Washington Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern making no friends in Washington
- September 30, 2018

Prime Minister Ardern featured on an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and won over the hearts of audiences everywhere. "Were you in " Lord of the Rings " or "The Hobbit"?" " Some of us auditioned, but weren't successful, okay? ". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Germany on bridge-building visit Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Germany on bridge-building visit
- September 30, 2018

Erdogan. Germany's refusal to extradite military officers whom Turkey accuses of participating in the coup attempt, after they claimed asylum, enraged Ankara. "Germany, as a global trading state, and Turkey , which is taking an export-oriented growth model for its economy, should join forces with other responsible states in order to prevent such destructive trade conflicts", suggested Erdogan. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators
- September 30, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge is willing to cooperate with "the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any law enforcement agency", his lawyer said in a statement on Friday. Judge has denied Blasey's allegations. When Ford came public with her allegations naming Judge and Kavanaugh specifically, Judge released a statement through his lawyer saying that he did not recall the incident. (more...)
Boy attacked by shark while diving for lobsters in California Boy attacked by shark while diving for lobsters in California
- September 30, 2018

Chad Hammel said he was one of the folks in the water who helped out. He said he initially heard the boy screaming but was unsure of what happened. At first he thought it was the excited yell of a fellow lobster diver. "We told him he's going to be okay, he's going to be alright". "His whole clavicle was ripped open", Hammel said". I yelled at everyone to get out of the water: "'There's a shark in the water!'" He was immediately taken aboard a kayak by three people also lobster diving ... (more...)
Tsunami, not collapsed buldings, killed most quake victims in Palu: BNPB Tsunami, not collapsed buldings, killed most quake victims in Palu: BNPB
- September 30, 2018

One man was seen carrying the muddy corpse of a small child. On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by an enormous 9.0-magnitude quake, unleashing a towering tsunami that levelled communities along the country's northeastern coast. She said the quake destroyed her workplace, but she managed to escape and quickly went home to get her mother and younger brother. The tsunami created even more destruction. (more...)
Pakistan lies, glorifies killers: Sushma Swaraj in United Nations tough talk Pakistan lies, glorifies killers: Sushma Swaraj in United Nations tough talk
- September 29, 2018

In her speech at a meeting of the foreign ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( Saarc ) countries in New York , Swaraj stressed that an atmosphere of peace and security-an oblique reference to Pakistan's support to terrorism-was a prerequisite for economic development and cooperation in South Asia. (more...)
USA pulls diplomats from Iraqi city after threats from Iran USA pulls diplomats from Iraqi city after threats from Iran
- September 29, 2018

The State Department is closing the USA consular outpost in the southern Iraq city of Basra and evacuating its diplomatic staff following a series of threats and "indirect fire" officials are blaming on militias backed by neighboring Iran . (more...)
KTAR.com Hurricane Rosa expected to bring rain, flooding to Arizona KTAR.com Hurricane Rosa expected to bring rain, flooding to Arizona
- September 29, 2018

Rosa intensified early Friday and recorded maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. PDT advisory. Rosa, with maximum sustained winds decreasing to nearly 120 miles per hour (195 kph), was now a Category 3 storm, coming down a notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. (more...)
Costly F-35 fighter carries out first United States combat airstrike Costly F-35 fighter carries out first United States combat airstrike
- September 29, 2018

The jet fighter flown by aviators with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 attached to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully executed an airstrike against enemy targets in Afghanistan , in support of "ground clearance operations" in the country, according to a service statement. (more...)
Iraqi model and social media icon Tara Fares shot dead in Baghdad Iraqi model and social media icon Tara Fares shot dead in Baghdad
- September 29, 2018

Recently, Fares reportedly began to spend more time in the Iraqi capital where she met her demise. According to media reports, Tara Faris was born in 1988 to an Iraqi father and a Lebanese mother. Her death seems to be part of a disturbing trend. Yaseri and Hassan both died under mysterious circumstances in their respective homes in Baghdad, days apart from one another in August. (more...)
Sexual Assault Survivors Confront Pro-Kavanaugh Senator In An Elevator
- September 29, 2018

The committee, and the Senate, seemed to be careening toward bedlam. As best friends to this day, it was expected that Ms. Keyser would confirm Ms. The call for the FBI investigation came after the committee earlier on Friday voted 11-10 to send Kavanaugh's confirmation to a full Senate vote against Democratic opposition. (more...)
US Senate to hold procedural vote on Kavanaugh later today US Senate to hold procedural vote on Kavanaugh later today
- September 29, 2018

Graham said a vote against Kavanaugh would "legitimize the most despicable thing I have ever seen in politics". "I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is terrible, hurtful and simply untrue", she said in a statement. (more...)
Corbyn’s plea for ‘a better world’ as Brussels unveils Jo Cox square Corbyn’s plea for ‘a better world’ as Brussels unveils Jo Cox square
- September 29, 2018

The city of Brussels named a square on Thursday after Jo Cox , the British lawmaker murdered during the Brexit referendum campaign, in a ceremony where her family lamented the continued ferocity of political debate. "Together with local activist and friend of both Jo's and mine, Jawad Khan, I had the privilege of laying a white rose on behalf of the people of Batley and Spen". (more...)
Airline says 1 missing after plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia Airline says 1 missing after plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia
- September 29, 2018

James Yaingeluo, one of the first to arrive at the scene, said the plane landed more than 500 meters short of the runway. Air Niugini links its region to well-known destinations such as Bali, Tokyo, Singapore and cities in Australia. Air Niugini has confirmed there were 35 passengers and 12 crew on board. After the crash, all flights in and out of the Chuuk International Airport were suspended. (more...)
Defeated Maldives leader's party asks to delay final vote results Defeated Maldives leader's party asks to delay final vote results
- September 29, 2018

The incumbent President lost the presidential election to opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, despite warnings from private poll monitors that the electoral process had been rigged in favour of the former. He jailed nearly all his political opponents following allegedly flawed trials and forced some into exile. The government is considering a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Maldives in November after the new government headed by Ibrahim Solih assumes office, a ... (more...)
Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia, official says Earthquake, tsunami leaves 'many victims' in Indonesia, official says
- September 29, 2018

Dawn revealed a devastated coastline in central Sulawesi where the 3-metre high tsunami triggered by the magnitude 7.5 quake on Friday smashed into two cities and several settlements. Such shallow quakes tend to be more destructive. Metro TV played an amateur footage which showed water remaining from the tsunami, a collapsed bridge, large cracks in roads and buildings badly damaged. (more...)
House panel votes to release Russian Federation investigation interview transcripts
- September 29, 2018

The committee voted Friday to release the 53 documents, which will first go to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for review and classification. Also being withheld are transcripts of closed hearings with former CIA director John Brennan, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and former National Security Agency director Mike Rogers as well as the transcript for the committee's business meeting when GOP members approved their final report . (more...)
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake a `yes' on Kavanaugh, in a big lift Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake a `yes' on Kavanaugh, in a big lift
- September 29, 2018

But eventually it was understood that it's up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay the vote . One of the women said she had been raped. In the morning, he announced that he would support Kavanaugh's nomination. Then the first woman asks , "Senator Flake, do you believe Brett Kavanaugh is telling the truth?" The chairman contended he has overseen the "most thorough and transparent" confirmation process in US history. (more...)
New allegation of drunken assault surfaces against Kavanaugh New allegation of drunken assault surfaces against Kavanaugh
- September 29, 2018

When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. "I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said . The Republicans have refused to call additional witnesses for Prof. Judge Kavanaugh and Dr Ford will face a Senate committee tomorrow to be questioned on the attempted rape accusations she has levelled against him. (more...)
Merkley: Ford receiving 'worse treatment than Anita Hill got' Merkley: Ford receiving 'worse treatment than Anita Hill got'
- September 29, 2018

Organizers behind the Women's March planned a "direct action" Thursday morning in the Hart Senate Building in support of Ford, who is testifying about allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her during a drunken high school party decades ago. (more...)
Senate panel receives new Kavanaugh allegations Senate panel receives new Kavanaugh allegations
- September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , who was the first to accuse the judge of sexual misconduct, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. According to his accuser, Christine Ford, the incident happened at a house party in 1982, where Kavanaugh allegedly pushed her into a bedroom, groping her and attempting to remove her clothes, keeping his hand over her mouth to keep her from crying for help, all while a friend of Kavanaugh, Mark Judge , watched, amused. (more...)
F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina
- September 29, 2018

A military jet a short distance from its base crashed in SC on Friday with the pilot ejecting safely and no one on the ground injured, authorities said. "It's a total loss", an unnamed Marines official told the AFP news agency. The F-35B joint strike fighter conducted its first-ever airstrike on Thursday. (more...)
Graham plans to explain Kavanaugh delay to Trump Graham plans to explain Kavanaugh delay to Trump
- September 29, 2018

Supreme Court nomination despite sexual assault allegations against him. Kavanaugh's nomination had appeared back on track earlier Friday when he cleared a key hurdle at the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I think we can have a short pause", he added. There was some confusion within the committee regarding the veracity of Flake's pronouncement, because he did not have a finalized deal with GOP leaders and it was uncertain that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would go along with his demands. (more...)
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...)

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