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Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally Doesn't necessarily have to be a woman. but somebody could accuse you of something and you're automatically guilty, but in this realm you are truly guilty until proven innocent. Kavanaugh's truthfulness to Congress - including how he represented his alcohol consumption - is also under the scanner, with a former Yale classmate on Monday accusing the judge of misleading lawmakers when he said he nev... [Full Article...]

Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

As for Trump's comments, the president joked about the details of Ford's allegations that she could not remember while speaking in front of a raucous crowd in MS tonight. She is remarkable profile in courage. Under pressure from Democrats and some moderate fellow Republicans, Trump on Friday ordered an FBI investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against his nominee. [Full Article...]

U.S. ends diplomatic visas for United Nations same-sex partners

U.S. ends diplomatic visas for United Nations same-sex partners The 2009 policy , however, did not allow a heterosexual domestic partner of a USA or foreign diplomat to enter the country on a diplomatic visa. "Effective immediately, U.S. The State Department under Mr Trump has not filled a position created by former secretary of state John Kerry of a special envoy advocating LGBTQ rights around the world. [Full Article...]

Flake concerned by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' interactions at U.S. Senate hearing

Flake concerned by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' interactions at U.S. Senate hearing She said she was able to get away and run into the bathroom after Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh , knocking them off the bed. "But now you're guilty until proven innocent". But he says anew that the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh this week. Kavanaugh denies all the claims, and disputes the idea that he was an aggressive drunk. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh questioned by police in 1985 over Yale bar fight

A 21-year-old patron accused Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him and said friend Chris Dudley , a Yale basketball player at the time , threw a glass that hit him in the ear. Mr Trump said he wanted the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, but said he did not want to see a "witch hunt". [Full Article...]

Sulawesi quake chaos: We haven't eaten for days, say Indonesia tsunami survivors

Sulawesi quake chaos: We haven't eaten for days, say Indonesia tsunami survivors In response, President Joko Widodo opened the door to the dozens of worldwide aid agencies and NGOs lined up to provide live-saving assistance. "UNICEF Indonesia , in partnership with the Government, is doing everything it can to respond to this emergency, which hit the country just one month after another powerful natural disaster resulted in hundreds of deaths in Lombok". [Full Article...]

FBI should conduct ‘real investigation’ into Kavanaugh, Flake says in Boston

On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh. As the investigation is not a criminal one, the FBI will not say whether they believe the allegations are true. A White House official, speaking on condition of ... [Full Article...]

800+ dead in powerful Indonesia quake and tsunami

800+ dead in powerful Indonesia quake and tsunami There were also reports of the quake impacting towns outside of Palu and Donggala, which could signal more victims from the disaster, he said. The death toll, which had more than doubled from Sunday morning, was expected to climb much higher still, with heavily populated areas outside the city still cut off from communication and any assistance, and desperate search-and-rescue efforts continu... [Full Article...]

Chief of Pakistani Kashmir region says Indian army shot at his helicopter

Chief of Pakistani Kashmir region says Indian army shot at his helicopter Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir ) [India], Sept 30 (ANI): Pakistan claims that the chopper, which violated the Indian airspace on Sunday, had the Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan on board. "World's dreaded terrorists are called freedom fighters in Pakistan". He also warned India of a matching response if New Delhi tried to cross the LoC or acted upon its so-... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa threatens flash floods in Las Vegas, Arizona and eastern California

Hurricane Rosa threatens flash floods in Las Vegas, Arizona and eastern California Hurricane Rosa was classified as a Category 1 Hurricane at 85 mph when it was located approximately 385 miles southwest of Punta Eugenia, Mexico Sunday morning. Moisture from Hurricane Rosa could cause flash flooding to Baja California, eastern California, Las Vegas and Arizona as it approaches the coast late Sunday. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Trami hits Japan... millions urged to evacuate

Typhoon Trami hits Japan... millions urged to evacuate Outlying islands in the Okinawan chain, some 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo , were being pounded by heavy rain and high tides a day before an Okinawan gubernatorial election on Sunday. Bullet trains and other train lines were shutting down while the storm passed. Osaka's Kansai International Airport , which was flooded by a typhoon last month, . [Full Article...]

Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Brett Kavanaugh, Senate confirmation in doubt

Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Brett Kavanaugh, Senate confirmation in doubt The woman, Deborah Ramirez , has agreed to cooperate with the FBI investigation , according to a statement issued by her attorney, John Clune. Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of exposing his genitals to her at a house party in the 80s while they were both students at Yale University. [Full Article...]

Canada, U.S. making 'lots of progress' as NAFTA talks near deadline

Canada, U.S. making 'lots of progress' as NAFTA talks near deadline They haven't said why, but it's likely to let Freeland focus on efforts to get Canada into a trilateral NAFTA deal with the US and Mexico, which sources say have intensified this week in the face of Monday's congressional deadline. They expressed little optimism that a deal with Canada could be reached quickly, noting disagreements over dairy and dispute settlement provisions. [Full Article...]

Sabarimala verdict: Religious practices no-go area for courts, says Justice Indu Malhotra

Sabarimala verdict: Religious practices no-go area for courts, says Justice Indu Malhotra Stating that society needs to undergo a perceptual shift, Misra said "patriarchy in religion can not be permitted to trump over element of pure devotion borne out of faith and the freedom to practise and profess one's religion". "The rituals practiced in the temple have existed since before the Constitution". Elated activists who have been at the forefront of what they call the "Right to Pray" m... [Full Article...]

Australia state broadcaster chair resigns after denying government meddling in ABC

Australia state broadcaster chair resigns after denying government meddling in ABC Milne said his resignation was "absolutely, 100 per cent not" an admission that he had failed to safeguard the ABC's editorial independence. "The bottom line is I've never called for anybody to be fired", he told reporters in NY. Milne told the ABC in a television interview. Mr Milne says the relationship between the ABC and the government is hard because the ABC is government fund... [Full Article...]

UN General Assembly: Iran, oil, and sanctions

UN General Assembly: Iran, oil, and sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly on September 25 that renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil industry will come into effect on November 5 with "more to follow". "This is one of the most counterproductive measures imaginable for regional and global peace and security", he said. Bolton said the United States will be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing its sanctions. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by Federal Bureau of Investigation: lawyer

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by Federal Bureau of Investigation: lawyer Trump's decision came after Republican Senator Jeff Flake supported delaying a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to allow for further investigation. For Ford's family members, her testimony Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was moving, bringing them to tears. [Full Article...]

Canada defends global court after Trump assails it

Canada defends global court after Trump assails it On the same day and at a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, US President Donald Trump called on UN members to support a "restoration of democracy" in Venezuela. Trump said in a Tuesday speech at the United Nations that the U.S. has begun an "economic pressure" campaign against Iran over its nuclear ambitions and behaviour in the region. [Full Article...]

Body found off highway believed to be missing autistic boy

Body found off highway believed to be missing autistic boy Maddox Ritch has not been seen since Saturday, when he ran away from his father in a park in Gastonia. "And that's whenever I took off running after him", he said. "Every time it gets dark at night I burst into tears because I'm thinking, 'My little boy is out there alone.' The longer [the search is] going the harder it gets because I'm so anxious". [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford steps into spotlight to detail assault allegations

Christine Blasey Ford steps into spotlight to detail assault allegations Michael Avenatti is causing plenty of headaches for US President Donald Trump . Trump reportedly advised Kavanaugh to jettison the school choirboy persona he'd taken on during his pre-buttal on Fox News Channel, and go after his accusers more aggressively. [Full Article...]


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