• Australian TV chief quits after demanding journalist be sacked for upsetting PM
Australian TV chief quits after demanding journalist be sacked for upsetting PM

I think it is simple. Get rid of her. "There is no g'tee they will lose the next election [sic]". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull holds his final news conference before leaving Parliament in Canberra on August 24. "Nobody (from the government) ever told me to hire anybody, fire anybody, or do anything else", he told the ABC's cur...

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  • Trump admits friendship with China's Xi could be over
Trump admits friendship with China's Xi could be over

On Tuesday, Trump had extended "special thanks" to Xi for support of USA efforts to get North Korea to commit to denuclearization. The Trump administration says China is stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support the president's tough trade stance against China and interfere in the USA political system...

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  • Tsunami Hits Indonesia, Leaving More Than 300 Dead
Tsunami Hits Indonesia, Leaving More Than 300 Dead

People in Central Sulawesi and West Sulawesi provinces were told to evacuate to higher ground, though it remains unclear as to whether people remained in their homes because of the contradicting government advice. In December 2004, a 9.1-magnitude natural disaster off Sumatra in western Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people...

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  • Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing
Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing

Ford is very credible", said Romley, a Republican who opposes President Trump. In an interview earlier this year on a local NPR radio station, Mitchell talked about the nuts-and-bolts of the office's adoption of a new sex crimes protocol , the first in office history, meant to improve the investigation and prosecution of cases.

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  • Sen. Cornyn Confirms There Will Be An FBI Investigation
Sen. Cornyn Confirms There Will Be An FBI Investigation

FBI agents investigating U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have contacted the second woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct, her attorney said on Saturday. Testifying after Ford, Kavanaugh denied ever attacking her in an emotional rebuttal. "I'll be totally reliant on what they decide to do", he said.

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  • Kirk will bring wind gusts, rain
Kirk will bring wind gusts, rain

Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools Thursday and Friday as a preventive measure. NHC says Kirk will move across the Lesser Antilles within the tropical storm warning area during the next several hours. Tropical Storm Kirk is about 2,000 miles southeast of South Florida and poses no immediate threat to our area. ...

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  • Breaking Views: SC’s Verdict on Adultery Is Worth Saluting
Breaking Views: SC’s Verdict on Adultery Is Worth Saluting

The Supreme Court's rejection of this law has signalled a changing India. But in its ruling, the court said extramarital affairs - while still a valid ground for divorce - were a private matter between adults. The bench questioned the deterrent effect of the adultery law . "Thinking of adultery from a point of view of criminality is a retr...

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  • With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo
With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Security Council meeting earlier this month. Donald Trump proved why it's a really bad idea to turn him loose in a press conference. U.S. President Donald Trump shows a letter he said was from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General ...

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  • UN Security Council’s meeting showed United States is alone: Rouhani
UN Security Council’s meeting showed United States is alone: Rouhani

US President Donald Trump raises his glass in a toast during a luncheon for world leaders at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York , September 25, 2018. "It is quite odd, unprecedented", that the United States is asking members of the Security Council "to not adhere to a resolution from that same Security Council,...

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  • Russia again blames Israel for plane incident in Syria
Russia again blames Israel for plane incident in Syria

But François Heisbourg, a French defence analyst and a former defence official, said he presumed the S-300s would be operated by Russians, not Syrians . Originally developed by the Soviet military, the S-300 has since been modernised and made available in several versions with different capabilities .

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  • Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive
Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive

Photos from the scene show the aircraft in the water, with passengers being picked up by boats. "It clearly wasn't a crash, in the sense of a plane going down and coming apart". "It was surreal", he told Bible Baptist Radio Chuuk shortly after being discharged from hospital with a gash on his forehead. Air Niugini is PNG's national carrier whic...

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  • After a historic Senate hearing, what comes next for Brett Kavanaugh?
After a historic Senate hearing, what comes next for Brett Kavanaugh?

After her emotional opening statement , Ford was, while under questioning, carefully reviewing a document to verify whether an account she had provided of her alleged attack by Brett Kavanaugh was was accurate. Although critics have alleged the GOP Senators just don't want the bad optics of an all-male panel questioning Ford, Grassley gave anoth...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford says she remembers
Christine Blasey Ford says she remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Ford alleges a drunken higher-schooler Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed at a party, tried to remove her clothes and covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming. The personal defense Kavanaugh offers on Thursday will likely not only determine whether he can eke out confirmation from a Senate controlled by Republicans 51-49, but how the public and h...

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  • 'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh
'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh

The Hawaii senator also sent a fundraising email while the hearing was in session, prompting criticism that she was trying to use Ford's testimony to help her re-election campaign. Unlike Hill 27 years ago, Blasey was treated gingerly by the committee Republicans, who feared looking as if they were beating up a sexual assault victim and handed over...

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  • Isolated Trump insults allies, dismisses the world at United Nations meeting
Isolated Trump insults allies, dismisses the world at United Nations meeting

Key European Union players, including Britain, are now putting at risk the credibility of the transatlantic alliance. American sanctions targeting Iranian oil sales kick in this November. "The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship". "When Mr. Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the ...

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  • Rosenstein not expected to go down easily in Trump meeting
Rosenstein not expected to go down easily in Trump meeting

President, are you planning to fire Rod Rosenstein? ". After Rosenstein's much-publicized meeting Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Rosenstein had spoken to Mr. "Hey, that's possible", Trump said. The Monday meeting ended with Rosenstein still at his post and a commitment for the Thursday meeting with Tru...

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  • United States announces new sanctions against Venezuela
United States announces new sanctions against Venezuela

The sanctions would freeze any assets that a blacklisted person holds under US jurisdiction and ban any USA individuals or companies from making business transactions with them. "I'm willing to meet with anybody anytime I can (to) save lives, help people, ' Trump said as he was pummeled by reporters" questions about whether the USA would ever int...

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  • Michael Avenatti issues a stark warning to Trump, Kavanaugh
Michael Avenatti issues a stark warning to Trump, Kavanaugh

Doc said that the letter Avenatti sent to Davis calls for each witness to testify publicly against Judge Kavanaugh. He did not provide any evidence for his claims, which he is making as Kavanaugh faces a confirmation vote in the Senate. "We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the allegations", he tweeted . On Kavanaugh's claim that he s...

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  • French rescue ship nears yacht of Indian Sailor stranded off Australia
French rescue ship nears yacht of Indian Sailor stranded off Australia

Given the extent of the yachtsman's injuries he is likely to spend time on HMAS Ballarat , which will arrive on Friday and take him back to Perth. The Australian Rescue Coordination Centre (ARRC) at Canberra is coordinating the rescue mission in conjunction with many agencies, including the Australian Defence Department and the Indian Navy...

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  • Second Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify, Lawyer Says
Second Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify, Lawyer Says

After his speech at the United Nations, Trump took aim at Deborah Ramirez , a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University and the second woman to accuse the nominee. Court of Appeals in D.C. He was married in 2004 and has two children. There are now no plans for Ramirez to testify. Two affidavits, from Ford's husband Russell Ford and from the ...

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  • Government calls Aadhaar verdict historic, says Congress cuts a `sorry figure`
Government calls Aadhaar verdict historic, says Congress cuts a `sorry figure`

A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled 4:1 in favour of Aadhaar , with Justice DY Chandrachud being the lone dissenter. It also said that schools could not insist on children's Aadhaar numbers to enrol students, further adding that no child could be denied state welfare benefits for the want of an Aadhaar number.

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  • Deputy attorney general plotted to oust Trump
Deputy attorney general plotted to oust Trump

White House insiders reportedly believe former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe's team planted a story in the press suggesting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is conspiring against the president, according to Politico on Saturday.

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  • Trump expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'
Trump expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in isn't letting that happen again. "But given that many earlier incidents were seemingly provoked by human error, these measures are likely to save the lives of soldiers from both sides", he said. Trump said the location for the second summit is still to be determined, but officials have said the USA leader is hol...

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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

US national security adviser John Bolton meanwhile said Monday that delivery of the Russian S-300 would be a "significant escalation" in already high tensions in the region, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would raise the matter this week with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the U.N.

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  • Over 130 dead in Tanzania ferry disaster, many missing
Over 130 dead in Tanzania ferry disaster, many missing

One woman told reporters that she had not heard from her father and younger brother. In a speech broadcast on TBC 1, Magufuli said "it appears clear that the ferry was overloaded", adding that the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.

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