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World News Indonesian quakes, tsunami death toll rises to 1,249
Author: 0 Indonesian quakes, tsunami death toll rises to 1,249

The official death toll has risen to 844 and mass graves are now being dug on the island as hundreds of victims remained unburied four days after the disaster occurred. Quake survivors rest on beds outside a hospital in Palu on Saturday. The Indonesian government on Monday appealed for global aid to deal with the aftermath of the disaster.

World News Putin: Skripal is traitor and scum
Author: 0 Putin: Skripal is traitor and scum

Earlier this year the USA threatened to impose sanctions over the purchase of S-400s against Turkey, which opted for the Russian-made systems after the US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies refused to sell air defense systems to Ankara.

World News Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser
Author: 0 Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

I wish he hadn't. done it. "Before I start jumping in, let me just read what they have and we'll go from there". Even Fox News' John Roberts asked Sanders why Trump took his nasty tone, given the blowback that has ensued next day from three GOP senators who are on the fence about Kavanaugh and whose votes will be the difference between Kavanaugh's confirmation or not, Jeff Fake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski .

World News Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit their namesake county Sussex
Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit their namesake county Sussex

They were welcomed by an enthusiastic crowed that gathered to see the couple kick off their tour in Chichester, the county town of West Sussex. Meghan married Queen Elizabeth's grandson Harry in May this year, and on Wednesday the couple visited the so-called Sussex Declaration one of only two known handwritten parchment copies of America's formative text, at Edes House in Chichester.

World News Trump decries ‘trauma’ done to Kavanaugh, calls for ‘comprehensive’ investigation
Author: 0 Trump decries ‘trauma’ done to Kavanaugh, calls for ‘comprehensive’ investigation

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations by Ford , by Deborah Ramirez , who says he exposed himself to her during a college party, and by Julie Swetnick, who has alleged she was victimized at a party attended by Kavanaugh and his friends. They've listened to a recording of President Donald Trump boasting of grabbing women without their consent. 'I don't know. I don't know. Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend ...

World News Iran slams U.S. 'outlaw regime' for quitting another treaty
Author: 0 Iran slams U.S. 'outlaw regime' for quitting another treaty

USA sanctions against Iran were previously lifted under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump withdrew from in May. "The court considers that the United States must remove, by means of its choosing, any impediment.to the free exportation to the territory of Iran of goods required for humanitarian aid", said ICJ justice Abdulqawi Yusuf.

World News Vietnam donates $100000 for disaster relief work in Indonesia
Author: 0 Vietnam donates $100000 for disaster relief work in Indonesia

The Indonesian government on Tuesday said the death toll from a devastating quake-tsunami on the island of Sulawesi had risen to 1,234 people, up from the previous count of 844. The U.N. says its humanitarian office is reporting that "needs are vast" following the quake and tsunami in Indonesia, with people urgently requiring shelter, clean water, food, fuel and emergency medical care.

World News Flake Stokes Presidential Speculation as Court Debate Rages
Author: 0 Flake Stokes Presidential Speculation as Court Debate Rages

Last week Mr Trump called Christine Blasey Ford a "compelling" witness. Feminist author Jessica Valenti tweeted: "I don't have it in me to say something outraged about Trump mocking Dr Blasey Ford ". " It's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of ". In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior U.S.

World News Theresa May grooves to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' at Tory Conference
Author: 0 Theresa May grooves to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' at Tory Conference

In a nod to her Africa dance exploits that went viral, the Prime Minister had a boogie and sang to Dancing Queen to rapturous applause. Mrs May also referenced her dancing a number of times in the speech, which focused on Britain's departure from the European Union and took aim at opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

World News 'Dancing Britain off a cliff' - European Union verdict on May's speech
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UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid will lay out some of the contours of the new plans as part of his speech to the ongoing Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham later on Tuesday. In his letter to Sir Graham Brady the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, Mr Duddridge - who served as a whip and junior minister under David Cameron - said the Conservatives need "a strong leader, someone who believes in Brexit and someone to deliver what the electorate voted for".

World News Iran Strikes at 'Ringleaders' Suspected of Ahvaz Terror Attacks
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The attack adds to confusion over who carried out an assault on a military parade in Ahvaz on September 22 that killed at least 24 people and wounded over 60. "Israel, by contrast, said that its air force had not violated any agreements with Russian Federation and that Israeli jets had already returned to Israeli airspace when the missiles were launched".

World News France freezes funds of Iranian govt security section
Author: 0 France freezes funds of Iranian govt security section

Guests included U.S. politicians Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker, and Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lawyer. Iran has denied any role in the foiled attack and accuses the People's Mujahedeen of Iran of coordinating the plot to discredit Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

World News Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker
Author: 0 Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker

DONALD Trump made a fleeting joke about not drinking alcohol at a press conference this morning. Rachel Mitchell issued a five-page report in which she said Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a small, suburban house party in 1982 normally would be "incredibly hard to prove".

World News As MACC gets Rosmah, commercial crime investigators haul up Najib
Author: 0 As MACC gets Rosmah, commercial crime investigators haul up Najib

Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak , was detained after being questioned by the anti-graft agency, her lawyer, K.Kumaraendran, said. She reportedly arrived at the MACC headquarters at 10.40am this morning, and this marks her third (and possibly final) visit. Najib has denied any wrongdoing and pledged not guilty to all the charges.

World News Donald Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh claims
Author: 0 Donald Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh claims

It marked an aggressive change of tactics after Trump had opted to show restraint towards Christine Blasey Ford , calling her a "very credible witness" following her Senate testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week . Trump made the remarks at a freewheeling rally that comes as the FBI investigates allegations that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted female students while in high school and college.

World News PM calls for unity and Brexit support
Author: 0 PM calls for unity and Brexit support

He denounced the proposals - at one point suggesting the PM risked being prosecuted under a 14th century law saying that "no foreign court or government shall have jurisdiction in this country" - describing it as an "outrage". This is not taking back control: "it is forfeiting control". And he warned: "If we get it wrong - if we bottle Brexit now - believe me, the people of this country will find it hard to forgive".

World News China’s missing X-Men actress Fan Bingbing: What happened
Author: 0 China’s missing X-Men actress Fan Bingbing: What happened

The 37-year-old actress, who appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises, sparked concern among her millions of fans when she disappeared from public view in June. I'm so ashamed of what I've done. "I apologise sincerely to everyone". The statement also addresses the financial penalties she now faces, "I totally accepted all of them, and will raise funds to pay my taxes and penalties regardless of any obstacles".

World News Sen. Graham to Trump: Renominate Kavanaugh If He Falls Short
Author: 0 Sen. Graham to Trump: Renominate Kavanaugh If He Falls Short

President Trump has leapt to the defence of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , who has been accused of sexual misconduct. A vote to confirm Mr Kavanaugh has been delayed as the FBI investigates the claims, which he denies. "But now you're guilty until proven innocent". Kavanaugh repeatedly has denied all such allegations against him. The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., also said in an interview this week that he's "scared most" for his sons, rather than his ...

World News Ricin detected in envelopes seized at Pentagon mail facility
Author: 0 Ricin detected in envelopes seized at Pentagon mail facility

However, that report remains unconfirmed. The mail center is located on the Pentagon grounds but in a separate facility built after anthrax was found in government mail in 2001. Those envelopes are now undergoing further testing. "As a matter of practice, the Secret Service does not comment regarding matters of Protective Intelligence", the Secret Service said in a statement.

Author: 0 'This woman had no clue': Donald Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accusers

How did you get there? "I don't remember", he said repeatedly, apparently mocking her testimony. I don't remember. How many years ago was it? "But I had one beer that's the only thing I remember, '" Trump said about her testimony. Trump himself has been accused of harassment by many women and has been caught on tape bragging about groping women. The president opined that he has had his own fair share of accusations, but resigned that as president, he will be subject to greater scrutiny.

World News Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes
Author: 0 Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes

On Tuesday, a bombshell report from The New York Times revealed what many of President Donald Trump's critics have suspected since before he even ran for office: his wealth and business empire was a sham. Harder added that the president "had virtually no involvement whatsoever with these matters", which were "handled by other Trump family members" who relied on professionals.

Author: 0 Mexico-Canada Agreement to Replace NAFTA after Last-Minute Deal

The deal appears to preserve the key dispute-resolution provisions - Chapter 19 - which allow for independent panels to resolve disputes involving companies and governments, as well as Chapter 20, the government-to-government dispute settlement mechanism.

World News 'Very scary time for young men in America'
Author: 0 'Very scary time for young men in America'

Kavanaugh's ability to serve as a neutral judge came under question after his partisan rhetoric during his at times angry, at times tearful Senate testimony in which he blamed his work on Bill Clinton's impeachment for the Democrats' treatment of him.

World News Britain's Johnson would delay Brexit if he became PM: Sun newspaper
Author: 0 Britain's Johnson would delay Brexit if he became PM: Sun newspaper

The Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week has been dominated by demands from all sides that the PM abandon her controversial Chequers plan , which details proposals for the UK's exit from the EU. "It's important to support the only politician I can see who is actively campaigning to give people the Leave that they voted for", said Colette Wyatt-Lowe, 71, a councillor from the outskirts of London, while queueing to hear Johnson speak.

Author: 0 NAFTA replacement impacts Iowa farmers

The U.S. and Canada on Sunday announced a trade agreement that includes Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Auto exports from Canada to the USA are to be capped at 2.6 million vehicles, if Trump imposes global tariffs on cars on national security grounds.

World News Macedonia PM urges ratification of referendum result
Author: 0 Macedonia PM urges ratification of referendum result

It escalated quickly, with Greece imposing a crippling embargo on the new nation. However, the party that ruled Macedonia for a decade until 2017 was split during the referendum campaign. But that had never been in doubt, since opponents of the change had urged followers not to vote, rather than vote no. Notable critics of the referendum include Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, who called the agreement a "flagrant violation of sovereignty", The Associated Press reports .

World News Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks
Author: 0 Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

Calling on Vega during a free-wheeling news conference, the President quipped that ABC's senior White House correspondent was "shocked that I picked her". However, there's a record within that record. In July this year, Vega asked Mr Trump if Russian Federation was still targeting the US. Can you imagine if I had? 'Yeah, I would like to do it, ' Trump responded, seeming confused enough that a Republican congressman had to step in and clarify what Feinstein meant.

World News United States begins denying visas for same-sex domestic partners of diplomats
Author: 0 United States begins denying visas for same-sex domestic partners of diplomats

For those same-sex partners already in the USA and now holding a visa, a deadline has been set. In at least 73 countries same-sex sex is illegal. Houdart added that Trump's administration was attacking a cross-section of embattled minorities with the new policy , saying: "Those being affected will be the most vulnerable, the most marginalised, the poorest".

World News First photos of Melania Trump's arrival in Ghana
Author: 0 First photos of Melania Trump's arrival in Ghana

Trump, according to Grisham. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said the visit from October 2-3 will as well help strengthen Ghana's relationship with the United States. Nonetheless, the first lady says she's "interested in Africa because she has never been before and knows that each country will have its own unique history and culture".

World News Flake threatens to vote 'no'
Author: 0 Flake threatens to vote 'no'

But he also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment". On Monday, President Donald Trump decried what he described as "trauma" inflicted upon Kavanaugh , but nevertheless said he wants to see the FBI "do a very comprehensive investigation".

World News 'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of U.S. warship
Author: 0 'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of U.S. warship

Gorman said on Tuesday that the Chinese destroyer approached within 41m of the Decatur's bow, forcing it to manoeuver. In a boilerplate announcement posted to its website, the ministry blasted the encounter, saying the military was "firmly opposed" to the FONOPs and reiterated Beijing's claim that "China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and its adjacent waters".