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Video shows tsunami hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi after powerful quake Video shows tsunami hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi after powerful quake
- September 28, 2018

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said it was having difficulties reaching some authorities in the fishing town of Donggala and Palu city, the capital of central Sulawesi province closest to the epicentre of the quake. "Last week we felt an natural disaster that had a stronger tremor so this time we didn't panic, just avoided the buildings and now everything has returned to normal", Fikri said. (more...)
'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh 'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

But Trump felt Kavanaugh didn't come across as forceful enough, and the President urged him to take a more aggressive stance during his testimony. "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process", Kavanaugh said. US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks with US Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) during a break in a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing with US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC on September 27, ... (more...)
Dutch Police Arrest Seven Men Suspected of Plotting Terror Attack
- September 28, 2018

It said the plan was thought to involve bombs, including a auto bomb, grenades and Kalashnikov assault rifles at two separate locations at an unspecified "large event" with the goal of producing "many victims". Dutch police said in a statement that the suspects "were looking for AK47s, small arms, hand grenades, bombs, bomb vests, and raw material for one or more auto bombs". (more...)
Supreme Court opens Sabarimala Temple gates to women of all ages Supreme Court opens Sabarimala Temple gates to women of all ages
- September 28, 2018

CJI Misra, Justice Khanwilakr and Justice Nariman were backed by Justice D Y Chandrachud. Sabarimala chief priest Kantaru Rajeevarusaid theverdict was disappointing, but the temple board will follow it. On one hand, women are worshipped as Goddesses, but there are restrictions on the other hand. 'Women are no way inferior to men. "It will be interesting to watch how the courts proceed from here for those practices - whether they hold this as "discrimination" or freedom to practice your ... (more...)
Bolton: US Will Be Bolton: US Will Be "Aggressive and Unwavering" On Iran Oil Sanctions
- September 28, 2018

The breakthrough came after a meeting between Iran and other signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal , Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China on the United Nations General Assembly in New York , US. The foreign ministers said in a joint statement that the so-called Special Purpose Vehicle they are creating to facilitate payments on trade with Iran is meant to "assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran". (more...)
Trump Delays Rosenstein Chat: Doesn't Want To 'Interfere With' Senate Hearing Trump Delays Rosenstein Chat: Doesn't Want To 'Interfere With' Senate Hearing
- September 28, 2018

Trump said Wednesday in NY that the planned meeting Thursday might be delayed because it would come the same day as the Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . There was little Trump said Wednesday that is likely to convince those on the fence about Kavanaugh or his accusers. Rosenstein was called to the White House earlier this week, but a decision on his fate was put off until Trump's return from the United Nations. (more...)
Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through
- September 28, 2018

A third woman has accused Kavanaugh of aggressive sexual behavior in the 1980s. Ford concluded by saying it was "not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court". Kavanaugh said in a statement released by the White House, "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I had never told the details to anyone until May 2012". (more...)
'Darkness and evil prevail' as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines 'Darkness and evil prevail' as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines
- September 28, 2018

He then posted 200,000-peso bail before the court, which was approved. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV underwent booking procedures at the Makati police headquarters after he was taken into custody on Tuesday. Trillanes also indicated he is keen to return to the Senate and resume the work of the Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development where he was presiding over a hearing on various bills referred to the panel when the arresting team arrived to serve the arrest warrant . (more...)
Read: Brett Kavanaugh's opening statement for Senate hearing
- September 28, 2018

The woman who was allegedly shoved has remained anonymous and is reportedly still traumatized by the incident. The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter. (more...)
Passenger plane overshoots runway, ditches in Pacific lagoon Passenger plane overshoots runway, ditches in Pacific lagoon
- September 28, 2018

A passenger plane has crashed into a lagoon while attempting to land at an airport in the Federated States of Micronesia, but everyone on board has been rescued, officials say. Water was waist-deep in the cabin before rescuers arrived, he said. Australia's ABC reported that Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission was preparing to send a team to the accident site. (more...)
Kavanaugh: Yearbook Entries About Girls, Beer Make Me 'Cringe' Kavanaugh: Yearbook Entries About Girls, Beer Make Me 'Cringe'
- September 28, 2018

The name Renate cropped up 14 times among references to sports, parties and drinking. It refers to Renate Schroeder Dolphin, who at the time , attended a nearby Catholic all girls school. "We want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page?" The New York Times story quotes a Georgetown Prep alumnus on the record as contextualizing the "Renate" yearbook references. (more...)
Trump holds news conference amid new sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh Trump holds news conference amid new sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

Trump has already humiliated himself once in front of the global body, by touting himself as one of the most impactful administrations in history. "To settle the abduction issue, it is necessary for Japan and North Korea to talk directly", said a senior Japanese diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
- September 28, 2018

She also said that in approximately 1982 "I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present ". President Donald Trump took a swipe at Michael Avenatti on Wednesday, saying the attorney for a third accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "good at making false accusations" and "a total low-life!" This allegation is coming at the last minute (they'll ignore the fact that Avenatti has been trying to get the ... (more...)
China meddling in U.S. midterms against my administration China meddling in U.S. midterms against my administration
- September 28, 2018

He said Beijing doesn't want him or the Republicans "to win" because he is "the first president ever to challenge China on trade". We are winning on every level. Trump said he'd been accused - falsely - by "four or five women" who "got paid a lot of money" to made those charges. The administration says China is hurting farmers and workers in pro-Trump states and districts. (more...)
Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb
- September 28, 2018

Trump earlier in the day railed against the Iran nuclear deal in his address to the U.N. Security Council, saying it has given a "regular cash lifeline" to Tehran and helped the country to "foment chaos". "I am landing in NY to defend the truth of Venezuela, to bring the voice of our fatherland", said Maduro in a video posted on Twitter showing him and his wife Cilia Flores - whom the United States sanctioned on Tuesday - in the presidential plane. (more...)
Syrian Official Warns Israel: New S-300 Missile Defenses a Game Changer Syrian Official Warns Israel: New S-300 Missile Defenses a Game Changer
- September 28, 2018

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, it is hard to understand the reasons behind the Israeli actions, taking into account constructing cooperation between Russia and Israel in Syria. For its part, Israel is wary of Iran's growing influence in Syria. One former military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that US pilots had several incidents over the years where Syrian systems would launch missiles as they were flying overhead, but nothing came close to hitting a USA ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation finds body, believed to be missing NC boy Federal Bureau of Investigation finds body, believed to be missing NC boy
- September 27, 2018

The FBI previously said it had evidence Maddox was at the park Saturday, but has never explained what that evidence was. He said his son would often run around but slow down before he got too far. "We need to talk to every single person who was there, you may know something that could help us". An AMBER Alert was not issued for the boy. We are in contact with the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which issues the alerts, and have confirmed the criteria can not be met at this time. (more...)
UK's Labour opposition says it will reject Theresa May's Brexit deal UK's Labour opposition says it will reject Theresa May's Brexit deal
- September 27, 2018

Party members will be asked to agree that "if we can not get a general election , Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote ". The UK said it was encouraging the European Union to take "reciprocal action in recognising UK-issued certificates". The PM is in the USA as Labour holds its autumn conference in Liverpool, where shadow chancellor John McDonnell unveiled plans to create Inclusive Ownership Funds that would hand 10% of ... (more...)
'Tough job' for veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford 'Tough job' for veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford
- September 27, 2018

Mitchell is a career prosecutor and registered Republican from Arizona who specializes in sex abuse cases. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, said, however, "we aren't announcing the name for her safety" as a precaution. "11 Fraidy Cat Republican *men* need a ringer to do their dirty work: Rachel Mitchell , 26 years in Arizona's Maricopa County Attorney's Office, will interrogate Ford, ask Kavanaugh his favorite color". (more...)
Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel
- September 27, 2018

Ford will then follow with her own opening statement , which won't have a time limit either. The White House and some Senate Republicans have urged Kavanaugh to drop his calm, lawyerly demeanor, on display in the confirmation hearing and a Fox News interview this week, and flash some anger at the allegations he faces. (more...)

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