• Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain
Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain

Another 101 protesters were arrested Friday, the U.S. Capitol Police said. Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

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  • Seven US police shot in deadly stand-off
Seven US police shot in deadly stand-off

Frederick Hopkins is now still at the hospital, and reportedly has a head injury and isn't able to speak to officers. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says three Florence County deputies arranged the interview around 4 p.m. So many rounds were fired with such powerful weapons that it took up to 30 minutes to get an armored vehicle close enough ...

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  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

The titanic battle to fill in the vacant ninth seat on the apex court now tied 4-4 between conservative and liberal justices hewed closely along party lines in a Senate where Republicans hold a slender 51-49 majority- except for cross-voting by two lawmakers, one from each side.

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  • Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce
Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce

WSDF will be preparing questions to ask the congressional delegation regarding how Canada is going to dismantle the class 7 pricing, what is being done with the surplus milk, how the agreement is structured and what is included in the increased Canadian market access.

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  • The president of Interpol has reportedly vanished after going to China
The president of Interpol has reportedly vanished after going to China

It was not clear whether Mr Meng had travelled to China on official business or for personal reasons. Meng was named president of Interpol in 2016. In July past year, Meng gave a speech on the importance of cracking down on cybercrime which observers said might reflect China's views on the issue.

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  • Indonesia quake and tsunami death toll exceeds 840
Indonesia quake and tsunami death toll exceeds 840

The residents are told to put their names on their water containers and put them in line. Quake and tsunami-hit Indonesia starts burying its dead and asks for worldwide help after Friday's disaster left over 800 people dead and displaced tens of thousands.

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  • Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies
Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies

They found that most fatal selfies happened in India , followed by Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan. This is not the first time that light has been shed on the fatal risks of snapping a selfie . Of course, that wouldn't stop some people from taking photos anyway, but would at least highlight the danger involved. A notable ...

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  • GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct
GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has already started a process that will produce a crucial test vote in his polarized chamber Friday on Kavanaugh's fate. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has traded barbs with T...

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  • Death toll rises to 4, as Japan striked by strong typhoon
Death toll rises to 4, as Japan striked by strong typhoon

More than 750,000 homes lost power. Two people have been killed as the typhoon whipped Japan with powerful winds and heavy rains over the weekend, which caused damage that blocked roads and train lines. At its height, Trami packed gusts of 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour, though it weakened as it moved over land. In Tokyo, where the eff...

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  • DOJ announces new charges against Russian intelligence officers
DOJ announces new charges against Russian intelligence officers

The coordinated actions by both countries came hours before an expected USA indictment involving Russian attempts to hack into computer systems. British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said the incident was "part of a pattern of cyber-attacks" in other countries in which the Russian government was implicated.

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  • Who’s really in charge of the ‘Presidential Alert?’
Who’s really in charge of the ‘Presidential Alert?’

Electronic devices across the United States sounded off Wednesday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted its first-ever national wireless emergency alert test. October 3, 2018. It's a robust system that helps ensure public safety alerts can reach a large percentage of the population. Only telecom operators who have participated ...

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  • NATO accuses Russian Federation of violating nuclear treaty
NATO accuses Russian Federation of violating nuclear treaty

Reuters news agency covered the press conference in alarmist terms, opening an article covering the event with, "Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational, Washington's envoy to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said on Tuesday".

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  • Who Talked To The FBI In The Kavanaugh Case - And Who Didn't?
Who Talked To The FBI In The Kavanaugh Case - And Who Didn't?

The investigation was expanded to add more interviews, however, the FBI did not speak with Kavanaugh , who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, or his accuser Dr. Perhaps noting a change in the political winds, Republican senate candidates in Missouri and Montana have both released ads in recent days c...

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  • Border Patrol agent admits starting a wildfire at gender-reveal party
Border Patrol agent admits starting a wildfire at gender-reveal party

In Dennis's defence, he did own up to starting the wildfire and was slapped with a misdemeanour charge of starting a fire without a permit. Those details were revealed during a court appearance Friday, the Arizona Daily Star reports .

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  • Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a 'traitor' and 'scumbag'
Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a 'traitor' and 'scumbag'

A traitor to the motherland. "As for the Skripals, this is just another spy scandal that is being theatrically exaggerated". The Russian president repeated denials that his country was responsible for the attack, saying that there was no reason to eliminate Skripal, who was freed in a spy swap in 2010.

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  • Sterling dips after PM May sticks to Brexit script
Sterling dips after PM May sticks to Brexit script

She will borrow the Labour leader's "For the many, not the few" slogan as she declares that Conservatives are "a party not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best". Foster acknowledged that it "could well be the case" that the majority of people in Northern Ireland disagrees with her on equ...

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  • McConnell rejects request for briefing on FBI's Kavanaugh report
McConnell rejects request for briefing on FBI's Kavanaugh report

Kavanaugh, she said, deserves a vote as soon as possible. "The harsh fact of the matter is that we have mounting evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is just not credible", Schumer said Monday. "The credibility of Judge Kavanaugh - that's what's before us right now", Sen. "I graduated from high school and while I did not drink, I saw a lot of people...

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  • Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Scrounge for Staples
Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Scrounge for Staples

The magnitude 7.5 quake struck at dusk on Friday and generated a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 metres (nearly 20 feet) in places. Indonesia's military chief said soldiers and other forces have been deployed to Palu to guard any remaining key infrastructure, fuel depots and the airport - which was badly damaged - to stop any looting att...

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  • Saudis raise oil output to near-record amid pressure from Trump
Saudis raise oil output to near-record amid pressure from Trump

That's just shy of the record set in November 2016, before the kingdom and allies including Russian Federation agreed to cut production to boost prices. A barrel of oil now costs about $75, continuing a steady increase over the past year. While the U.S. does not have any military bases in Saudi Arabia, neighboring Qatar hosts a large American c...

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  • ‘Kind of appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford
‘Kind of appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

Ford at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday night, before intimating she belongs to a group of "really evil people" set out to destroy other people's lives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week after each senator is given a report on the ongoing FBI investigation .

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  • United Nations court orders USA to halt Iran sanctions linked to humanitarian aid
United Nations court orders USA to halt Iran sanctions linked to humanitarian aid

In response to a United Nations court order that the USA lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries.

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  • After Donald Trump's derogatory comment, his wife Melania visits Africa
After Donald Trump's derogatory comment, his wife Melania visits Africa

She also visited the Cape Coast castle , a former slave fort, on the second day of her solo trip to Ghana. Meanwhile, First Lady Getrude Mutharika returns home Wednesday in time to welcome the US Firs Lady. A relaxed and smiling Melania Trump arrived in Accra from Washington on Tuesday to a red-carpet welcome of traditional dancing and flag-wavi...

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  • Donald Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony At Mississippi Rally
Donald Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony At Mississippi Rally

Kavanaugh has denied her allegation, along with allegations of sexual misconduct from two other women. 'I don't remember.' How many years ago was it? That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

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  • Canadian steelworkers were 'sacrificed' to make new trade deal, union says
Canadian steelworkers were 'sacrificed' to make new trade deal, union says

The new agreement, known as the United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA , has a lot of wins for USA auto workers. Bradford and Kubursi both said the tough negotiations from the months leading up to the new agreement will have taught Canadian officials a little about their trading partner, President Donald Trump.

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  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford, says 'I've had so many false accusations'
Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford, says 'I've had so many false accusations'

It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump expressed how he really felt about the Brett Kavanaugh case, and that happened Tuesday night when Trump directly mocked the accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at a campaign rally in Mississippi.

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  • UP raises aid for family of Apple exec killed by cops
UP raises aid for family of Apple exec killed by cops

Although initially, the police said that the constable might have opened fire in self-defence, they later accepted that excessive force had been used. "Action should also be initiated against officials who showed laxity in this case and tried to hush up the murder", Pathak told PTI. UPA chief Sonia Gandhi also spoke to the wife of Vivek and console...

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  • 'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'
'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'

And then things went off the rails as Trump continued to taunt her. There was a brief pause while the reporter, ABC's Cecilia Vega , stood up to ask her question. Sure. Can you imagine if I had? This afternoon, Donald Trump addressed reporters in a rare solo news conference. Neither ABC nor CNN had an immediate comment.

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  • Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes
Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes

By the time he was 8, he was a millionaire. Soon after Mr. Trump graduated from college, he was receiving the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father. What is the paper basing its allegations on? "The investigation also draws on tens of thousands of pages of confidential records - bank statements, financial audits, accounting ledgers, ...

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  • 'Scary and hard time for young men' in US
'Scary and hard time for young men' in US

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were teens. CNN sees parallels between Trump's statements and comments Donald Trump Jr. Another two messages show communication between Mr Kavanaugh's team and former classmates before The New Yorker story broke, sugg...

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  • 'Unsafe and Unprofessional': Chinese warship sails within 45 yards of Navy destroyer
'Unsafe and Unprofessional': Chinese warship sails within 45 yards of Navy destroyer

The USS Decatur is one of many US and allied ships that have been sailing the global waters of the South China Sea with increased frequency in order to challenge Beijing's illegal claim to the shoaled waters of the "Nine Dash Line", a sea-lane last controlled by the Chinese over a century ago.

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