• Tsunami follows severe quake on Sulawesi
Tsunami follows severe quake on Sulawesi

Footage posted online by Twitter user @DianOnno shows an enormous wave sweeping over the beachfront and onto shore at Palu, as people cry out and flee. The area was hit earlier on Friday by a magnitude 6.1 quake that based on preliminary information killed one person, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses.

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  • Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh
Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh

In his tweet , Avenatti says he sent Swetnick's testimony to chief counsel for nominations on the judiciary committee, Mike Davis , on Monday and has still not heard back. "I've been a famous person for a long time but I've had a lot of false charges made against me, really false", Trump said. Kavanaugh also stands accused of exposing himself...

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  • SC allows entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple
SC allows entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple

As widely expected, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the entry of women in Kerala's Sabrimala temple. Exclusion of women because she menstruates is utterly unconstitutional, said Justice Chandrachud. 'Women are no way inferior to men. She also said that, "Religious practices can't exclusively be tested on the basis of the right to equali...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford steps into spotlight to detail assault allegations
Christine Blasey Ford steps into spotlight to detail assault allegations

Joe Manchin. Facing a re-election vote in November in the pro-Trump state of West Virginia, he said on Friday that he supported Flake's call to delay voting so the FBI can investigate. The way Bump had gotten to seize on July 1 was through Ford's testimony. The case made by Democrats and outside groups goes beyond Judge. In his memoir "Wasted: ...

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  • PFAW Response to Trump Press Briefing on Kavanaugh Allegations
PFAW Response to Trump Press Briefing on Kavanaugh Allegations

Trump said the accusations of sexual assault that have bedeviled him since the 2016 election "absolutely" affect his view of Kavanaugh's accusers: "It does impact my opinion". "People want fame. They want money". "I will watch. I hope I can see". Trump's comments come at the 1:19 mark. Trump said that the Kavanaugh situation was "a very, very r...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words
Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

They've resisted any new investigations prior to Thursday's scheduled public hearing where both he and Christine Blasey Ford , who alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, will testify. "He's one of the highest quality human beings", Trump said. He also expressed frustrations with the delays in the process guided by Republicans and too...

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  • A half-hearted cheer for Jeff Flake
A half-hearted cheer for Jeff Flake

Christine Blasey Ford will testify , in a highly anticipated Senate hearing Thursday, that she believed Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh was going to rape her at a high school house party in 1982. At least one key player in this drama also volunteered to talk: Mark Judge - a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh's who has been accused by Ford ...

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  • How did Rachel Mitchell end up with Christine Blasey Ford’s WhatsApp messages?
How did Rachel Mitchell end up with Christine Blasey Ford’s WhatsApp messages?

Mitchell, a Republican , has been a prosecutor since 1993, and leads Maricopa County's Special Victims Division, where she oversees the prosecution of sexual offenses, child sex abuse and computer crimes against children in Arizona's most populous county.

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  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

She added, "I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s". Kavanaugh has steadfastly denied all the allegations. Swetnick, a resident of Washington, D.C., said she was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland.

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  • Senate Democrat Manchin joins Flake's call for Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh
Senate Democrat Manchin joins Flake's call for Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh

With a 51-49 majority, Senate Republicans have little margin for error on a final vote, especially given the fact that several Democrats facing tough re-election prospects this fall announced their opposition to Kavanaugh on Friday. After Kavanaugh testified , Flake, the only fence-sitting senator who serves on the Judiciary Committee, made a brie...

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  • President Trump's Press Conference At The U.N.
President Trump's Press Conference At The U.N.

Ramirez's accusations come after Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both minors. "The FBI told us they've investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times , five times , many times over the years".

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  • ‘My friends and I cringed’ over high school yearbook, Kavanaugh says
‘My friends and I cringed’ over high school yearbook, Kavanaugh says

They are irreconcilable with the yearbook, many witnesses, & my clients. Kavanaugh said she was a "great friend" who often hung out with his friend group. The New Yorker said it "refers to the practice of anally ingesting alcohol or drugs". Sheldon Whitehouse when questioned about it. Renate Schroeder Dolphin's first name appears 14 times ac...

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  • Raw Politics: new twist in the Skripal poisoning tale
Raw Politics: new twist in the Skripal poisoning tale

Prime Minister Theresa May also referenced the Salisbury attack during an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, saying: "We have seen what happens when the natural patriotism which is a cornerstone of a healthy society is warped into aggressive nationalism, exploiting fear and uncertainty to promote identity politics at hom...

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  • Japanese and North Korean foreign ministers hold first talks since 2015
Japanese and North Korean foreign ministers hold first talks since 2015

Avenatti also represents Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected President. And he said he may delay their highly anticipated Thursday meeting to avoid distracting from the Kavanaugh hearing. He added: "It's possible that I'll hear that and I'll say I'm changin...

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  • Grassley snaps at staffer at Kavanaugh hearing: 'Speak plainly with me, please'
Grassley snaps at staffer at Kavanaugh hearing: 'Speak plainly with me, please'

Ford also admitted that she dated a boy at the time of her allegations who had introduced her to Kavanaugh. And Mitchell's most thorough lines of questioning centered not on Brett Kavanaugh's alleged attack on Ford in high school nor the events immediately surrounding it but on how involved liberal leaders and lawyers were in the process of her c...

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  • Third woman comes forward with strong allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
Third woman comes forward with strong allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Swetnick said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and others to get girls inebriated so they could be " gang raped " in side rooms at house parties by a "train" of numerous boys. The New York Times reports: "None of Ms. Swetnick's claims could be independently corroborated by The New York Times , and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti , decl...

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  • Amid US China tensions, Trump says Xi might not be friend anymore
Amid US China tensions, Trump says Xi might not be friend anymore

According to a simulation study conducted by the European Central Bank ( ECB ) on Wednesday, the United States would suffer the most economically if it starts a global trade war while China would emerge better-off, despite retaliation, Reuters reports.

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  • President Trump holds press conference
President Trump holds press conference

They want money", Trump said speaking at a news conference in NY on Wednesday. He then looked to the other reporters attending his solo news conference in NY and seemed to ask them what Acosta was suggesting with his request. Sebastian Gorka called Acosta a "self-obsessed drama queen", and author Eddie Scarry pointed out his hypocrisy. Tru...

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  • Iran says it doesn't want war with the U.S.
Iran says it doesn't want war with the U.S.

Trump has withdrawn the USA from the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord and an Asia-Pacific trade pact, while imposing steep tariffs on both allies and adversaries. Trump thanked Iran, Russia and Syria for "at my very strong urging and request, slowing down their attack on Idlib province" in Syria, where a buffer zone was established...

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  • Australia state broadcaster chair resigns after denying government meddling in ABC
Australia state broadcaster chair resigns after denying government meddling in ABC

On Monday, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked from her A$900,000 (US$653,000) a year job half way into her five year term supposedly due to her "management style" and lack of engagement with staff. He said there was absolutely no interference in the independence of the ABC , despite the allegations levied against him. Labor ...

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  • Russia says will send newer S-300 missile systems to Syria
Russia says will send newer S-300 missile systems to Syria

Syria's skies, where regional and worldwide powers back different parties in the conflict, are increasingly crowded. Israel, which has struck Syria scores of times during the seven-year war, said after the incident that it would work to improve "deconfliction" of its missions with Russian forces, but would not halt them.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony
Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony

Ford went public with her allegations against Kavanaugh on September 16, after Sen. "When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth". That is what terrified me the most and it's had the most lasting impact on my life. "It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr. Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court", she was to tell the senators. ...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford testifies before Senate hearing
Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford testifies before Senate hearing

The Republicans on the committee, all of whom are men, have deferred their questioning to an outside female prosecutor from Arizona, Rachel Mitchell . Mr Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the high court at risk. " Brett's assault on me drastically altered my life ", she said.

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  • India's top court says adultery no longer a criminal offence
India's top court says adultery no longer a criminal offence

The top court had also said that the law on adultery violates the fundamental Right to Equality as it treats married men and women differently. Chief Justice Dipak Misra , who read the judgement, said, "Adultery can be ground for civil issues including dissolution of marriage but it cannot be a criminal offence".

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  • Search for Maddox Ritch comes to tragic end
Search for Maddox Ritch comes to tragic end

An hour of searching later - around 2:30 p.m. - a park employee called 911 to report the missing child. "It didn't look as though, they were that concerned", Foxx said of the boy's father and his girlfriend, who was with him at the park .

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  • New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Include ‘Gang Rape,’ According to Sworn Statement
New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Include ‘Gang Rape,’ According to Sworn Statement

Most explosively, Swetnick alleges that Kavanaugh participated in getting girls "to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or a bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys". Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels , an adult film actress who alleges she was paid to keep a sexual relationship with Presiden...

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  • Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

They said they wanted to know immediately whether Swetnick would agree to be interviewed by phone later on Thursday (NZT). He is set to testify on Thursday over other sexual misconduct claims . In a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister later on Monday, he told reporters: "I think it ridiculous". She alleges he exposed his genitals in her...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?
Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

In 1982, when she was at Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, she also said that she became a victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Kavanaugh and Judge were present . She was originally raised in CT, and now lives with her family in Boulder, Colorado, working as a volunteer coordinator in financial aid. The results of the poll co...

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  • Maduro Grants Citizenship to All Migrants In Venezuela
Maduro Grants Citizenship to All Migrants In Venezuela

Socialism's thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion, and oppression. "I'm not going to tell", Trump said during a meeting with the president of Venezuela's neighbor Colombia, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • Here's Donald Trump Claiming The UN Was Laughing *With* Him, You Idiots
Here's Donald Trump Claiming The UN Was Laughing *With* Him, You Idiots

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says US President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal , known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has isolated Washington as the majority of countries back the historic agreement.

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