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Author: 0 Seal slaps kayaker with octopus in viral GoPro video

Taiyo Masuda is the 23-year-old Sydney University student who filmed the action, while in New Zealand to celebrate go-pro's launch of the new hero-7 model. Next thing he knew, a flick of the seal's head sent tentacles going 'thwack!' square into Mulinder's face. No matter what reason, Mulinder said it's an experience he'll probably never forget.

Author: 0 Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh

It comes just a day before the first accuser to come forward, Christine Blasey Ford , is due to outline allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party more than 30 years ago. Kavanaugh, she says, shoved his penis into her face, telling her to "kiss it" before she pushed him off. Donald Trump's handpicked SCOTUS nominee is now facing a THIRD sexual misconduct accuser .

World News Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled at United Nations
Author: 0 Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled at United Nations

Buhari said by the declaration of the Mandela's Decade of Peace, Nigeria recognised the contributions of women to the advancement of societies and their contributions to the prevention and resolution of conflicts. The peace summit was running much longer, with dozens of leaders from both rich and poor nations taking turns to hail the legacy of Mandela, who after his release from almost three decades in prison became South Africa's first black president in its first multiracial elections in 1994.

World News Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife
Author: 0 Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife

One of the last photos of Alan Hogg and his wife Nod is shown by a friend on a phone. The trio of suspects admitted to shooting Hogg near his duck coop on the gated property - then beating Suddaen to death with a hammer. The victims, who had been together for 30 years, had been dead for about a week, according to police. They had built a large and well-appointed house.

World News UCT moves up global rankings to retain Africa's top university spot
Author: 0 UCT moves up global rankings to retain Africa's top university spot

On a positive note, Iraq's biggest institution, Baghdad University, made the rankings for the first time, coming in the 801 and 1000 band, scoring well on worldwide outlook. It bases its rankings on 13 performance indicators grouped into the following areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and global outlook.

Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

Human Rights Watch has already expressed serious concerns about the lack of transparency in the nomination process, and about the human rights protections at stake given Kavanaugh's record. Another committee spokesman, Taylor Foy, said the panel received Swetnick's declaration Wednesday and "committee lawyers are in the process of reviewing it now".

World News US B-52s fly near contested islands amid China tensions
Author: 0 US B-52s fly near contested islands amid China tensions

The U.S. consulate in Hong Kong confirmed on Wednesday that China had denied a request for the port call by the U.S. navy's amphibious assault ship the USS Wasp. In recent days the breadth of military tensions has grown. At the Pentagon , Lieutenant-Colonel Dave Eastburn confirmed that the United States military had been informed that China's navy chief would no longer meet America's top naval officer, Admiral John Richardson.

World News Trump sparks unintentional laughter from members of the UN General Assembly
Author: 0 Trump sparks unintentional laughter from members of the UN General Assembly

During his speech , Trump stated that his administration has accomplished more in its two years than any other administration in the country's history. On North Korea , Trump called for sanctions to be strictly enforced against Pyongyang - a message directed at Russian Federation and China which are pushing for an easing of punitive measures to reward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

World News Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms
Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms

It wasn't clear whether Trump will place any demands on Rosenstein at the meeting, such as asking him to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's probe, a person familiar with the matter said . Two White House officials said Wednesday that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein until after the election. He said he never said it, he said he doesn't believe it, he said he has a lot of respect for me, and he was very nice, and we'll see, and he is a member of the Trump administration in that ...

World News Is Trump really leaving military option open for Venezuela?
Author: 0 Is Trump really leaving military option open for Venezuela?

He tweeted a photo of himself aboard the plane, saying he meant to "bring the truth" about Venezuela to the U.N. He made a point of saying he was accompanied by his wife, Cilia Flores, who was sanctioned Tuesday by the U.S. "All options are on the table", Trump said . Maduro arrived in NY for the potential meeting with Trump on Wednesday after initially saying he would not attend UNGA.

World News New Kavanaugh accusation raises 'doubt' on eve of hearing
Author: 0 New Kavanaugh accusation raises 'doubt' on eve of hearing

Ford requested in negotiations to not face Kavanaugh in person. The calendar pages are from the summer of 1982, which is when Ford says she believes the assault occurred. "Senator Grassley doesn't have a spine and neither do you b--", another said. "I mean they made false statements about me, knowing they were false", Trump said, claiming there were "four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me".

Author: 0 Lawyer for second Kavanaugh accuser says her client is 'willing to testify'

Ford are set to answer questions. He declined to provide the attorney's name. In his written testimony he goes further and concedes drinking at times too much. Murkowski, along with Maine Republican Sen. He supports Kavanaugh but acknowledged some senators are struggling. Ramirez is the second woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

World News Checkout Bill Cosby’s mugshot after sex assault sentencing
Author: 0 Checkout Bill Cosby’s mugshot after sex assault sentencing

More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. "He said he had a stale hot dog bun thrown at him, and he fell down a few steps because he wasn't being guided", the source shared with Radar . Cosby's official inmate number is NN7687. Wyatt dismissed this assessment Tuesday, saying that three of the psychologists who testified against Cosby were "white women who make money off accusing black men of being sexual predators".

World News China attempting to interfere with 2018 U.S. election
Author: 0 China attempting to interfere with 2018 U.S. election

Netanyahu also said that he had discussed Russia's pledge to supply Syria with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles with the president. Briefing Israeli reporters after a meeting with Donald Trump at which the U.S. "I am not in charge of the time-line of the United States", Netanyahu said. Trump said Israel is being aggressive on defense because it has to be.

World News New Accuser Says She Witnessed Sexual Abuses by Kavanaugh
Author: 0 New Accuser Says She Witnessed Sexual Abuses by Kavanaugh

According to a document Avenatti posted on Twitter , Swetnick alleges she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s". Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the claims . "I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said.

World News Senate Judiciary Committee Reschedules Kavanaugh Vote for Friday Morning
Author: 0 Senate Judiciary Committee Reschedules Kavanaugh Vote for Friday Morning

Chris Coons of Delaware. Cornyn said all Democratic members of the committee - Sens. That's a tight rein for such a major hearing. "Gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge". "And she doesn't know it was him, but it might have been him". The woman told The New Yorker that she was inebriated at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct but said she was confident in her recollection and hoped the FBI would investigate the claims.

World News UN Laughs at Trump for Boasting During Assembly Speech
Author: 0 UN Laughs at Trump for Boasting During Assembly Speech

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday told scores of Heads of State and Government that his country rejects the ideology of globalism, both generally and in relation to worldwide justice and the migration crisis. The nuclear threat from North Korea dominated Mr Trump's first meeting in NY - a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday night.

World News Brett Kavanaugh and the Corruption of the American Aristocracy
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh and the Corruption of the American Aristocracy

Meanwhile, critics on the left have countered that, "It's not a trial - it's a job interview", as the Daily Kos put it. "He said if you want our statement , read the New Yorker ". "What Judge and other friends in high school and college saw or knew about Kavanaugh may be obscured by the risks that they know they may bear", she concluded.

World News SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but with conditions
Author: 0 SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but with conditions

The court also struck down a notification issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that made Aadhaar mandatory for all e-kyc. A former Judge of the Karnakata High Court, Justice K S Puttaswamy, along with a host of other petitioners, opposed the government's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing social security benefits and other services .

World News Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area
Author: 0 Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

For Saturday evening, temperatures will remain in the 80s until about 8:00 or 9:00 pm. Behind the front overnight, lows will be in the mid/upper-40s, which is actually close to normal for this time of year. A total of 5 to 10 mm of rain is forecast with a high of 20 C that will feel like 27 C. The overnight low is 7 C. Wednesday: AM shower possible, then gradual clearing skies, high of 65 .

World News Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'
Author: 0 Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'

It doesn't take much reading between the lines anymore to decipher that top Senate Republicans want to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh no matter what his accuser (or accusers) tell Congress on Thursday. "Many years after, I'll leave it at that", he answered. Kavanaugh allegedly exposed himself to her at a dorm party. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E.

Author: 0 US and Iranian leaders set for showdown at United Nations

Mr Rouhani spoke just hours after Mr Trump's delivered his speech , where he accused Iran of sowing " chaos, death and destruction ". " Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear-capable missiles ..." Trump also blasted Iran as a " corrupt dictatorship " that is plundering its people to pay for aggression overseas, using his speech to the United Nations ...

World News Immigration from European Union to PLUMMET 80 percent after Brexit new figures show
Author: 0 Immigration from European Union to PLUMMET 80 percent after Brexit new figures show

The report was launched yesterday by leading Eurosceptics including David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, and endorsed by Mr Johnson as a "real alternative" to Chequers. "That is not in the national interest, what we are doing is in the national interest". Ahead of the meeting at No. 10 there had been media speculation of differing opinions among some of her top team, with claims that some ministers wanted her to abandon the plan agreed in July at a meeting at her ...

Author: 0 New Zealand PM makes history with baby at United Nations assembly

The prime minister is continuing to breastfeed her daughter, meaning Neve had to travel with her to NY for the six-day trip. When asked it was harder to run a country or take a 3-month-old on a 17-hour flight, Ardern replied: "It felt at the time, on par".

World News At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded After Military Parade Attack In Iran
Author: 0 At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded After Military Parade Attack In Iran

Ahvaz is the capital of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province, which has seen attacks on oil pipelines by Arab separatists. On June 7, 2017, 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in simultaneous attacks in Tehran on parliament and on the tomb of revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini, building - the first inside Iran claimed by the Sunni Muslim extremists of the Islamic Strate group.

World News Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for United Nations clash
Author: 0 Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for United Nations clash

The crux of the deal, negotiated over nearly two years by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama, was that Iran would restrain its nuclear program in return for the relaxation of sanctions that had crippled its economy. Mr. Rouhani also did not rule out talks, but a change in US policy will be needed first. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of action, as the nuclear deal is officially known, was negotiated during the U.S.

Author: 0 Labour ready to oppose any Brexit agreement

Labour members will vote on a motion committing the party to keeping "all options on the table" on Brexit, including potentially campaigning for a new referendum. Labour has set six "tests" for any Brexit deal, including one which states it must deliver the "exact same benefits" as being in the EU. Sir Keir Starmer, the party's shadow Brexit spokesperson, said "nobody was ruling out the option".

World News Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Dem Opponent in New Ad
Author: 0 Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Dem Opponent in New Ad

Gosar took to Twitter in response to his siblings' remarks, pointing out that none of them were Arizona residents and said he wouldn't "be deterred from fighting for our conservative values". They also acknowledged that their parents' political views are more closely aligned with Paul Gosar's than their own. "I think my brother has traded a lot of the values we had at our kitchen table", she says.

World News No need to rush Brett Kavanaugh nomination
Author: 0 No need to rush Brett Kavanaugh nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Sunday said in a statement the committee will " attempt to evaluate " the new accusations. Grassley insists that's not necessary, and says he intends to move forward with or without Ford's testimony.

World News Trump administration targets immigrants who receive public benefits
Author: 0 Trump administration targets immigrants who receive public benefits

The Trump administration on Saturday revealed its plan to make it harder for immigrants to come to or stay in the United States if they or their family may use certain public benefits. The administration estimated the regulations would affect about 382,000 people a year. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people living overseas obtain USA permanent residence each year through the State Department, which would likely change its own regulations to match those of DHS when the proposal ...