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Trump Open To Having Both Brett Kavanaugh Accusers Testify: White House Trump Open To Having Both Brett Kavanaugh Accusers Testify: White House
- September 29, 2018

Trump also said all of the allegations against him are false. Finishing the rant off in style, Trump claimed he had declined to meet Canada PM Justin Trudeau at the UN. He'd get to the Times reporter afterward, Trump said, and he did. Trump was asked whether accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him affect his feelings about the Kavanaugh accusations. (more...)
Decision time on Kavanaugh: Senate panel set to vote Friday
- September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh's nomination had appeared back on track earlier Friday when he cleared a key hurdle at the Senate Judiciary Committee. But that advance came with an asterisk. Shortly after, he was confronted in an elevator by two women who, through tears, implored him to change his mind. But let me tell you - when it comes to this, you're looking for a fair process? The confrontation was captured by television cameras. (more...)
Netherlands police prevent 'major terrorist attack' Netherlands police prevent 'major terrorist attack'
- September 29, 2018

Minister for Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus said police acted in time to prevent an attack. The men were attempting... Prosecutors said that the investigation sped up this month because of the suspects' "advanced preparations". Officers also found "100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) of fertiliser, possibly for use in a vehicle bomb", the prosecutors added in a statement. Prosecutors said the suspects range in age from 21 to 34. (more...)
Gay penguins kidnap baby Gay penguins kidnap baby
- September 29, 2018

Danish broadcaster DR reports that the couple stood by the chick when its parents left to try and forcefully adopt it. Animal keeper Sandie Hedegård Munck said that then she knew something wasn't right. The zoo was going to allow the gay parents to care for the chick, but have since confronted the pair after realising its biological parents were looking for it. (more...)
Earthquake Topple Homes, Prompt Indonesia Tsunami Warning
- September 29, 2018

The video shows powerful waves more than 6 feet high hitting the area, causing panic among the locals as one can hear them screaming and shouting. A collapsed shopping mall in Palu, Central Sulawesi after a 7.5 magnitude natural disaster hit the area. (more...)
Watch sexual assault survivors fiercely confront Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote Watch sexual assault survivors fiercely confront Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote
- September 29, 2018

Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. Moments before the Senate judiciary committee panel convened to discuss voting on Kavanaugh's confirmation to America's highest bench, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, a member of the committee, announced he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. (more...)
Former Minneapolis officer to stand trial in Justine Ruszczyk’s death Former Minneapolis officer to stand trial in Justine Ruszczyk’s death
- September 28, 2018

The judge ruled that there was probable cause to charge Noor with one count of murder in the third degree and manslaughter in the second degree. After the shooting, Mr Noor was sacked from the police department in March. Ruszczyk died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Noor and Harrity were initially placed on administrative leave during the investigation. There were 15 members of the American-Somali community in Minneapolis also present to support Mr Noor. (more...)
Outraged Hatch Fires Back After Third Kavanaugh Accuser Surfaces Outraged Hatch Fires Back After Third Kavanaugh Accuser Surfaces
- September 28, 2018

In that context, Jacobson said, "something that you do in high school can stick with someone else for the rest of their lives, and in some ways you should be held accountable for the decisions you made". She also wondered: "If this is him sober and angry, what is he like after one too many beers?" -ABC will follow the testimony live starting at 10 a.m., anchored by George Stephanopoulos in NY and David Muir from Capitol Hill, with analysts including Dan Abrams, Cokie Roberts and Sunny ... (more...)
German Catholics release report on church sex abuse German Catholics release report on church sex abuse
- September 28, 2018

The brother of former Pope Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger, who led the choir school from 1964 to 1994, said he was not aware of sexual abuse and rejected claims he did too little to shed light on the tragedy. "One simply looked away". "For all the failure, pain and suffering, I must apologize as the chairman of the Bishops' Conference as well as personally", he said. (more...)
Merkel's party ousts close ally of chancellor from top post Merkel's party ousts close ally of chancellor from top post
- September 28, 2018

Conservatives in Germany's lower house of parliament picked Ralph Brinkhaus to lead them, ending Volker Kauder's 13-year reign and weakening the chancellor. She said she hoped to work well with Brinkhaus and left without taking questions. Indeed, Die Welt reported that Chancellor Merkel declined to appear before cameras with Mr. (more...)
President Trump holds rare solo news conference President Trump holds rare solo news conference
- September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh has denied all three allegations. Trump bemoaned that men can be derailed by and presumed guilty when such allegations surface, saying he sympathized with the jurist because he's also faced similar accusations. But an official said a full recording of the hearing will be available for the president when he arrives back at the White House. "He may have had a bad past, who knows, you know?" Because I've had a lot of false charges made against me. (more...)
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they paid for polygraph test Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they paid for polygraph test
- September 28, 2018

Blasey Ford says was in the room for the assault. Kavanaugh and Graham together alluded to the ABA investigation at least three times Thursday. Opponents of Kavanaugh's nomination said his behaviour demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament. (more...)
Two dead in SC private jet crash
- September 28, 2018

Two people were removed from the wreckage and put on a stretcher. A jet crashed in SC on Thursday after failing to come to a stop on the runway, killing at least two. A spokesman for the fire department added it also caught fire after crashing. The plane - a Dassault Falcon 50 that can be configured to seat between nine and 19 passengers - crashed after running off the runway, he said. (more...)
Iran is mocked over billboard wrongly featuring Israeli soldiers Iran is mocked over billboard wrongly featuring Israeli soldiers
- September 28, 2018

The billboard featured an altered image showing the backs of three male soldiers standing on a ridge looking out at the clouds. It later emerged that not only were soldiers Israeli but that a female soldier had been cropped from the original photo. (more...)
Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus
- September 28, 2018

Mulinder, a content creator for GoPro, was kayaking with a group of other content creators testing the company's latest camera, the Hero7, when the incident took place. The seals dive down, select their dinner, and then drag it to the surface, thrashing it about to break off bite-sized chunks. Mulinder revealed that despite the seal's apparent dominance in the scrap, the octopus came out victor. (more...)
Extrajudicial killings ‘my only sin’ says Philippine President Duterte Extrajudicial killings ‘my only sin’ says Philippine President Duterte
- September 28, 2018

The mercurial president is the subject of two complaints before the International Criminal Court (ICC) that accuse him of crimes against humanity over thousands of deaths during his bloody anti-narcotics campaign. PNP's admission: Albayalde admitted during the briefing that there are indeed cops who have gone rogue and killed drug suspects, but he emphasized that these killings are only few and not government-ordered and sanctioned. (more...)
Iraqi Model And Social Media Icon Killed In Baghdad By Unknown Gunmen Iraqi Model And Social Media Icon Killed In Baghdad By Unknown Gunmen
- September 28, 2018

The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her in the capital's Camp Sarah neighborhood, according to a statement by Iraq's Interior Ministry, which is investigating the incident. (more...)
Danish island where Copenhagen sits cut off due to 'major' police operation Danish island where Copenhagen sits cut off due to 'major' police operation
- September 28, 2018

Sweden's Aftonbladet paper said a Swedish-registered auto was being sought in connection with a kidnapping. The police are searching for three suspects linked to serious crime, and a Swedish-registered Volvo is at the heart of the hunt. (more...)
Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today
- September 28, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh has yet to respond formally to this specific allegation. When Ms Feinstein asked her how she could be sure that Mr Kavanaugh was the alleged attacker, Ms Ford said: "The same way I'm sure I'm talking to you right now". Brett Kavanaugh's fate may well be determined in the next 8 hours, after the showdown in the Senate Judiciary Committee between the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser, Dr. (more...)
Senate Judiciary Democrats urge Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination Senate Judiciary Democrats urge Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination
- 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. In a CNN Poll conducted in August, most women across the country said they don't want Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court justice. Christine Blasey Ford takes a polygraph exam on her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh . (more...)
Covenant University overtakes UI as Nigeria's best varsity Covenant University overtakes UI as Nigeria's best varsity
- September 28, 2018

The rankings which was based on the performance of research-intensive universities across their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and worldwide outlook, according to the THE website. "We are already at the stage where numerous world's best physical sciences researchers want to work at Tsinghua, just as they see MIT, Berkeley or Cambridge as great places to be". (more...)
In 4:1 Verdict, Supreme Court Allows Women's Entry Into Sabarimala Temple In 4:1 Verdict, Supreme Court Allows Women's Entry Into Sabarimala Temple
- September 28, 2018

Justice Nariman read his concurring judgment next, saying, "There is no protection under Article 26 for Ayyappa devotees and therefore the rules will not apply insofar as Sabarimala is concerned". On one hand, women are worshipped as Goddesses, but there are restrictions on the other hand. The Logical Indian community welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court. (more...)
Major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia
- September 28, 2018

The warning was lifted within the hour, but officials asked people in affected area to remain on the alert as a number of moderate aftershocks hit the area. "The quake was felt very strongly, we expects more damage and more victims", Nugroho said. "Everyone was getting out their homes, shouting in fear". (more...)
Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers
- September 28, 2018

A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying on USA engineers and scientists, including defense contractors, on behalf of the Chinese government, federal prosecutors said. China's ministry of state security operates a large network of spies both inside China and around the world, and Chinese student groups in the U.S. (more...)
Myanmar: UN Rights Council Backs Atrocity Victims Myanmar: UN Rights Council Backs Atrocity Victims
- September 28, 2018

Thursday's text took note of the ICC ruling, and requested "the mechanism to cooperate closely with any of its future investigations pertaining to human rights in Myanmar". But Myanmar's representative Kyaw Moe Tun told the council the report lacked "balance, impartiality and fairness", and said his government "categorically rejects" the resolution. (more...)

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