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World News Kirsten Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s accuser shouldn’t participate in this
Author: 0 Kirsten Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s accuser shouldn’t participate in this "sham hearing"

The showdown has echoes of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' contentious confirmation hearings in 1991 involving sexual harassment allegations lodged against him by a law professor named Anita Hill . Kavanaugh has "categorically and unequivocally" denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegation against him. They are also unlikely to agree on an alternative date and the hearing could still go ahead without Mrs Ford.

World News Signs that North Korea is 'maintaining nuclear program'
Author: 0 Signs that North Korea is 'maintaining nuclear program'

But Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's United Nations ambassador, said Moscow insisted on having the report amended as it had become "hostage to the vision of Washington" and did not take into account Russia's views. China, which is North Korea's closest ally and is responsible for 90 percent of its trade, believes the Security Council should take action to reverse sanctions "at the appropriate time" in light of Pyongyang's progress to denuclearization.

World News Typhoon Mangkhut: EU announces 2 million euros in aid to Philippines
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Some buildings, including the One Harbourfront office tower, had many windows smashed after a day in which some of the city's skyscrapers had swayed with the ferocious gusts. The China Meteorological Administration said the typhoon, dubbed " King of Storms ", swept west to Guangxi province at 6 a.m. (2200 GMT on Sunday) and weakened to a "tropical storm".

World News Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release
Author: 0 Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release

Her release followed a surprise announcement last week that Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time Barzee should spend behind bars. The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole had set a January 2024 release date after Barzee failed to attend her own parole hearing in June, but her attorney questioned whether that included time she had served in a federal prison.

World News Man opens fire at Wisconsin software company, injuring 4
Author: 0 Man opens fire at Wisconsin software company, injuring 4

Police have set up a perimeter around the building. The shopping center next to the building, Greenway Station, was locked down at the direction of police, according to the center's general manager Corey Kautzky. "Avoid the area north of West Campus into Middleton". Authorities told NBC 15 that the scene has not been cleared and it is still active. The call of shots fired inside the building at 1850 Deming Way first came in around 10:30am local time.

Author: 0 Woman accusing Kavanaugh of assault wants FBI investigation

Trump said . But lawyers for Ford say that she wants an FBI investigation of her allegation in advance of a Judiciary Committee hearing set for Monday. Instead, they said an FBI investigation should be the first step. Ford claims that at a party when both were teenagers in the early 1980s, an intoxicated Kavanaugh trapped her in a bedroom, pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and forced his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

World News Kavanaugh's accuser made her move -- now Republicans have to choose
Author: 0 Kavanaugh's accuser made her move -- now Republicans have to choose

Meanwhile, Republicans are suggesting that Ford, whose allegations have upended Kavanaugh's nomination - the committee's vote was already pushed from Thursday to likely next week - will have one chance to testify, and one chance only. John Decker: "To that end, what would be the problem with the FBI reopening their background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh?" Republican leaders are preparing a controversial push to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court after a frenetic night of ...

World News Needles hidden in Australia strawberries also seen in banana and apple
Author: 0 Needles hidden in Australia strawberries also seen in banana and apple

WA-based grower Mal's Black Label strawberries, based in Gingin, 70 kilometres north of Perth, had been drawn into the crisison Sunday when two of their punnets were found containing needles in supermarkets in South Australia . There have been reports of needles being found in strawberries around the country. Others fear the rising number of cases is down to copycats. State governments have offered a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars ($72,000) for information, while the federal ...

World News Cabinet Approves Triple Talaq Ordinance, Even as Bill Stuck in RS
Author: 0 Cabinet Approves Triple Talaq Ordinance, Even as Bill Stuck in RS

Citing details of the ordinance, he said a woman or her blood relative will have to file a case before a police station to make the offence cognizable. Further, in order to safeguard the rights of the woman against whom Triple Talaq has been pronounced, she would be entitled to subsistence allowance for herself and her dependent children, at the discretion of the Magistrate.

World News Trump hails 'exciting' agreements by North Korea's Kim
Author: 0 Trump hails 'exciting' agreements by North Korea's Kim

The captured image of a live broadcast from Pyongyang shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holding their joint declaration signed at the end of their bilateral summit held in the North Korean capital on September 19, 2018.

World News Former Girlfriends And Longtime Friends Come to Brett Kavanaugh's Defense
Author: 0 Former Girlfriends And Longtime Friends Come to Brett Kavanaugh's Defense

Grassley added, "Accusers deserve to be heard and, after they're heard and we also have a responsibility to hear judge Kavanaugh, and I want to hear from Dr. The president has already rejected the idea of bringing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its background check of Mr Kavanaugh. Then again, this new allegation has already cast a massive shadow over Kavanaugh's nomination.

World News 'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges U.S. to consider opening base
Author: 0 'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges U.S. to consider opening base

Despite espousing an "America First" foreign policy strategy, President Donald Trump is considering opening "Fort Trump " - a permanent military base in Poland . A decision from the United States could come early next year. The Pentagon, however, has said the United States remains fully committed to Germany.

World News Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say
Author: 0 Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say

At least 32 people have been killed since Florence came ashore as a hurricane last Friday, including 25 in North Carolina and six in SC. Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said "the numbers are all over the place" and "there's just too much blame going around".

World News Kim Jong-un AGREES to dismantle nuclear complex and key missile facilities
Author: 0 Kim Jong-un AGREES to dismantle nuclear complex and key missile facilities

Mr Kim said he had promised his Southern counterpart he would "visit Seoul in the near future " which would be the first visit of a leader from the North to the South's capital. "I don't think President Moon got everything he was seeking, but Kim gave Moon some tangible things for which he can take credit and some forward progress in terms of beginning a more substantive discussion and increased activity focused on denuclearization", said Michael Madden, an analyst at the Stimson Centre's 38 ...

World News Donald Trump says declassified Russian Federation documents expose 'really bad things' at Federal Bureau of Investigation
Author: 0 Donald Trump says declassified Russian Federation documents expose 'really bad things' at Federal Bureau of Investigation

President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to declassify documents related to the Russian Federation investigation on Monday. On September 7, twelve Republican congressmen appealed to President Donald Trump to declassify documents related to the FBI investigation of Russia's alleged interference in the USA elections in 2016.

World News Female Democrats fundraising off Christine Blasey Ford, Anita Hill
Author: 0 Female Democrats fundraising off Christine Blasey Ford, Anita Hill

Ford's attorney said Monday that her client would be open to "a fair proceeding" and testify. He stressed that Kavanaugh is eager to provide his testimony. Murray and other Democrats are drawing a direct parallel between the claims against Kavanaugh and those raised in 1991 when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court.

World News Democrats Want FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations. It Likely Won't
Author: 0 Democrats Want FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations. It Likely Won't

Kavanaugh has denied her accusations. One supporter of Kavanaugh also pushed back on some reporting that the White House or Republicans would deploy any aggressive attack, calling it "infuriating". "She should testify under oath and she should do it on Capitol Hill, but that's up to the Senate Judiciary Committee". Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has concluded: " Brett Kavanaugh used materials stolen from Democratic senators to ...

Author: 0 Trump doesn't think the Federal Bureau of Investigation should get involved in Kavanaugh allegation

Ford , now 51, said she was able to escape after Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, tried to jump on them. "They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state". Blasey Ford . "And she deserves to be heard because these are serious accusations". Blasey Ford's attorneys told NPR's Morning Edition and other outlets that Ford is willing to testify .

World News Schiff: Trump Declassifying DOJ Materials 'A Clear Abuse Of Power'
Author: 0 Schiff: Trump Declassifying DOJ Materials 'A Clear Abuse Of Power'

A statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the directive was made "at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency ". Watters said the documents could show proof of "political persecution" of President Trump and his allies. The unredacted portions of the first FISA application spell out in stark terms the FBI's suspicions that Page was being recruited by the Russians to secretly act as their agent as they sought to "undermine ...

World News 6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose
Author: 0 6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose

In some places, the rain finally stopped, and the sun peeked through, but North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that dangerously high water would persist for days. Forecasters say the worst flooding is yet to come. "We have our dogs and our property, so we stay", 57-year-old Kenan Chance said. The N.C. Highway Patrol has stressed that people trying to return home should not drive around police barriers, said Cooper.

World News Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding
Author: 0 Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

On Sunday, Gov. Cooper told The Wall Street Journal , "Floodwaters are still raging across parts of our state, and the risk to life is rising with the angry waters". "It happened so fast". "Wherever you live in North Carolina, be alert for sudden flooding". The South Carolina resort town was relatively unscathed by the winds and 15.41 inches of rain from Florence.

World News Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser Scheduled for Next Week
Author: 0 Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser Scheduled for Next Week

The two women say the 63 other women who signed the letter to back the judge's reputation stand by their signatures, but are not speaking out to avoid the press. Ford claimed that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, groping her and trying to remove her clothing, while a friend of his watched.

World News City faces days of uncertainty as it struggles to recover from Mangkhut
Author: 0 City faces days of uncertainty as it struggles to recover from Mangkhut

Residents hunkered down in their apartments, and streets in the usually buzzing city were deserted Sunday. The Philippines will deploy soldiers and police to stop illegal mining in six mountainous northern provinces in a drastic decision to prevent tragedies like the landslides set off by a typhoon that have buried dozens of poor people, including small-scale miners.

World News South Africa’s Top Court Legalises Personal, Private Cannabis Use
Author: 0 South Africa’s Top Court Legalises Personal, Private Cannabis Use

Today, the Constitutional Court has agreed, effectively making the personal possession, cultivation and use of cannabis at home legal - or at the very least, decriminalised. The judgment decriminalises the use of dagga at home, stated the report. The court gave parliament 24 months to change the law to reflect its ruling.

World News Vermont Delegation Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Vote
Author: 0 Vermont Delegation Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Vote

Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee shifted from seemingly painless to problematic.

World News South Korean leader in Pyongyang to reboot nuclear talks
Author: 0 South Korean leader in Pyongyang to reboot nuclear talks

The two leaders of the two Koreas are expected to have separate luncheons and begin summit talk afterwards. As a military band played a rousing march, hundreds of North Koreans, lined up in neat rows and dressed in black suits and traditional hanboks, cheered and waved bouquets of artificial flowers, the North Korean flag and a white-and-blue flag with a map symbolising a unified Korean Peninsula.

World News Bengalis born in Pakistan to get citizenship
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Reports surfaced that Jahangir, who is Imran Khan's friend for 40 years, could become Pakistan's High Commissioner to the UK after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi , who is also a good friend of Sahebzada Jahangir, directed the country's High Commissioner to the UK Sahebzada Ahmed Khan to report at the Foreign Office in Islamabad after "irresponsible activity" at an awards ceremony here.

World News FEMA postpones nationwide test of wireless 'Presidential Alert' system
Author: 0 FEMA postpones nationwide test of wireless 'Presidential Alert' system

The agency will conduct a test of the WEA and Emergency Alert System with the WEA portion beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion coming at 2:20 p.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing a new warning system. On Thursday, the government plans to test that system. The test will be coordinated with the FCC and include a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS ) test, as well.

Author: 0 Russia says a military aircraft vanishes near Syria during Israeli, French strikes

Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that "violent explosions were caused by missiles targeting ammunition depots in the technical industries institute". Russian Federation has issued conflicting reports about the source of the missile attack. This month, Israel acknowledged having carried out more than 200 strikes in war-ravaged Syria over the past 18 months, mainly against Iranian targets.