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Third Kavanaugh accuser to be excluded from FBI investigation

During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on allegations of sexual assault leveled by accuser Christine Blasey Ford , Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered an emotional denial and a stunning rebuke of the confirmation process, at times breaking down in tears.

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Typhoon Trami to make landfall in western Japan; Kansai airport closes temporarily

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) cancelled more than 400 flights to and from Okinawa Prefecture and Kagoshima as well as other areas of southern Japan, affecting over 38,000 passengers. Trami was about 60 km (37.3 miles) north of the Okinawan city of Naha, with winds gusting as high as 216 kilometers an hour (134 mph). "We are strongly urging our residents to stay indoors because it is extremely unsafe to be outside now", Masaaki Tamaki, an official of Kagoshima's disaster ...

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At Least 30 Dead in Indonesian Quake, Tsunami

Residents carry a bag containing the body of a tsunami victim in Palu. Houses were swept away and families were reported missing, Nugroho said, adding that communications and power to the area were disrupted. Video on social media showed people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged, the BBC reported. Earlier, the head of the country's search and rescue agency Muhammad Syaugi told AFP that local staff had found "many" dead bodies.

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Sabarimala Verdict: SC allows entry of all women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple

The state committee of Shiv Sena has called for a state-wide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Monday in protest against the Supreme Court's judgement allowing all women to enter Sabarimala . " Historically women have been treated with inequality ", India's Chief Justice Dipak Misra said in the Friday ruling, one of his final judgments before he steps down next week.

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Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role

The ABC Board is meeting to decide who will be the acting chairman. An open all-staff meeting was called at the ABC's Ultimo headquarters - which was described as "the most important" in nearly two decades - where a resolution calling for an independent inquiry into the matter was passed unanimously.

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Will change mind if allegations against Kavanaugh credible

Kavanaugh's confirmation could solidify a conservative majority on the court for a generation. She said she had witnessed efforts by "Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".

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Adultery grounds for divorce, not criminal offense

But that case, which was to have been filed by the lover's wife, is no longer valid with the court decriminalising adultery . Consensual sexual relationships between two adults, even if married to other people, will no longer be a crime.

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Steady rain Tuesday morning tapers to spotted showers through the afternoon

Everyone will be tucked in the warm sector of our system Wednesday , meaning it will feel like sauna-ish again soon. We're stuck in a wet pattern through tomorrow, then drier and cooler air for the end of your work week into this weekend.

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Police chief fires cop who gunned down neighbor after entering wrong apartment

What is clear is that Guyger turned herself in to the authorities almost three days after she killed Jean . An internal affairs investigation found she "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter" and she was sacked due to her "actions" the night of the fatal shooting .

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Attack aftermath: Iran president says United States wants to cause insecurity

The assault killed members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard , including conscripts, wounded over 60 others and further ratcheted up tensions across the Persian Gulf ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly. The United Arab Emirates, a close ally of Saudi Arabia and Washington, rejected Iranian allegations alluding to its involvement in the violence. He wrote on Twitter: "Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz".

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Ted Cruz meets with voters in Webster

U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will debate tonight in Dallas. O'Rourke later walked back his statements and called the proposition "artless, and even inaccurate" in his 2011 book titled "Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the US and Mexico".

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Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser stuck on last details

Sen. Lindsey Graham , a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said lawyers for Ford are contesting two GOP conditions of the proposed 10 a.m. "You know, when you take a look at this in honest terms, I believe that not only Judge Kavanaugh, but certainly Dr. Ford deserves a fair hearing". Since Dr.

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UK's Labour Party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

Mr Watson said: "We decide our manifesto in the first few days of a general election, there are a lot of things you need to factor in, the prevailing economic climate, the whole packages in there". More than 100 local Labour associations have submitted motions to the conference, which starts Sunday, urging a "People's Vote" - a new referendum - with a choice between leaving on terms agreed by the government or staying in the EU.

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New Poll Shows More Voters Opposing Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Than Supporting

The Hawaii senator told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday that she asks these questions of every nominee who comes before the committees she sits on. Miranda said she believes Ford , noting that it is unlikely that someone would put herself and her family through such scrutiny if it wasn't true.

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Sens. Johnson, Baldwin want to hear from Kavanaugh, accuser

The fact that Feinstein sat on Ford's letter about the alleged assault hasn't helped. Ford said she will participate in any proceedings she is invited to participate in. It's unclear whether phone interviews would be sufficient to address questions from some of Grassley's GOP colleagues. Sen. GOP leaders had been aiming for a final Senate vote to confirm the judge next week, but that schedule is imperiled.

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Syria intercepts missiles headed for Latakia: State media

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea , killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. USA and Israeli officials have said Iran and Hezbollah should end their armed presence in Syria. The Syrian military shot down a Russian plane while trying to shoot down Israel F-16's.

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S Africa's top court legalises personal, private ganja use

For more on the Constitutional judgment on the legality of the private use of dagga , we are now joined in studio by our reporter, Mahlako Komane. South Africa is a large source of herbal cannabis for the United Kingdom and continental Europe .

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Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser: What We Know About Christine Blasey Ford

For the last few days, the political world was shaken by Ford's claim that Kavanaugh got drunk and tried to rape her while they were both in high school. Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, said that her client was willing to testify before the committee. No matter what happens, Democratic strategists say the latest allegations against Kavanaugh will serve as another boost to female turnout, in an election year where Democratic women were already set to boost their ranks.

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Alex Cora on Trump's comments: It's about human beings

President Donald Trump rejected Puerto Rico's official estimate of 2,975 hurricane-related deaths, saying that "3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ", putting the number at "anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths ".

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Kavanaugh Denies Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct During High School

Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, were both "stumbling drunk" when they took her into a bedroom while they were at a house in suburban Maryland. But if Republican leaders and the Trump team are confident they have enough votes to put Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land, there are ample reasons to think they will carry on with their plans.

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Florence's rain bands lash Carolinas — WHAT'S HAPPENING

On the James River, waves are expected to be about 1 foot though Sunday. Life-threatening storm surge and flooding remains likely along the Carolina coasts, according to the National Weather Service . Accuweather reported that its meteorologists "believe that the hurricane will stall and meander near the Carolina coast from Thursday night to Saturday".

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Dozens Of Fires, Explosions Break Out In Massachusetts Towns

Entire neighborhoods were being evacuated in Lawrence. But Rivera criticized the gas utility for poor communications and accused the company of "hiding from the problem". Crews work to knock down a fire. The helicopter crew "likely prevented another catastrophic event", State Police said . However, Gas and electricity remained shut off Friday in most of the area, and entire neighborhoods were deserted.

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Isaac appears to be weakening as it heads toward the Caribbean

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. She is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the U.S. Current paths show Florence making landfall near Wilmington, N.C., before tracking inland. The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday. It's a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm with 130 miles per hour (215 kph) maximum sustained winds.

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France flights: Planes grounded at Lyon as police chase hits runway

Up to twenty police cars and motorbikes, a helicopter and dozens of officers were deployed on Monday morning at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport in eastern France after a man managed to break through the security perimeter and drive his vehicle onto the runway.

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Russian Federation calls on United Kingdom to help identify poisoning suspects

The City Stay Hotel, where Russian suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov stayed, is pictured in Bow, east London, on September 5, 2018. On Wednesday British Prime Minister Theresa May said two Russian spies identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov carried out the nerve agent attack.

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Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Investigate The Anonymous NYT Op-ed

Woodward's is not the first unflattering investigation into Trump's White House, but it has been particularly resonant coming from the man who together with Carl Bernstein authored the Watergate expose that brought down Richard Nixon. This image released by Simon & Schuster shows 'Fear: Trump in the White House, ' by Bob Woodward, available on September 11. Trump said he's not sure what actions he may take.

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Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Russian Federation

Russian Federation and North Korea share a small border on Putin's nations Pacific coast - with a frontier of just 11 miles. Trump has doubled down on economic sanctions in a "maximum pressure" campaign and swapped threats with North Korea throughout past year, but made history in June when he became the first sitting USA president to meet with a North Korean supreme leader.

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Aunt says Cincinnati gunman was 'very quiet'

The 29-year-old Perez was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol that was legally purchased, Isaac said . City councilman P.G. Sittenfeld said on Twitter that every city has its sacred spaces, and for Cincinnati that was Fountain Square, "a place of joy and protest and coming together".

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Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

And, you know, look, it depends how you feel about Donald Trump . In addition to criticizing Trump's reaction to the piece, Pelosi offered her opinion on the significance of the contents of what was written by the anonymous senior official in the Trump administration .

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North Korea's Kim says wants to denuclearise in Trump's first term - Seoul

Kim emphasised that his "trust in Trump remains unchanged" despite the difficulties, Chung said, and expressed his intention to work closely with the U.S. "Chairman Kim especially stressed that he has never talked negatively about President Trump to his staff or anyone else". The next big event between South and North Korea will take place over three days and two nights, .

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Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

The Justice for Sisters activist said the group was concerned the case would set a unsafe precedent for the increased policing of morality and sexual identities in Malaysia . "This case shows a regression for human rights", she said, "Not only for LGBT people but all persons because corporal punishment affects all people".

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Manafort associate charged over illegal lobbying for Ukraine's pro-Russian politicians

W. Samuel Patten appeared in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia where he entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to register as a foreign agent. Manafort later did consulting work for Opposition Bloc, which was set up by former members of the Party of Regions and their financial backers after Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 amid mass street protests.

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NM Compound Leaders Released After Prosecutors Fail to Meet Deadline

The shocking dismissal of the original child neglect charges against the five suspects involved in New Mexico compound case has people wondering, why there haven't been federal terrorism charges pursued against the defendants? They were due in court Wednesday afternoon and are accused of child abuse resulting in death - charges that could carry life sentences in connection with the death of the 3-year-old.

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South Florida pastors denounce DeSantis for his 'monkey this up' remark

In the Hill.TV interview , Rodgers also emphasized that Fox News quickly distanced itself from DeSantis after the comments. Gillum upset a field of five that included Graham , a former congresswoman who was hoping to become the state's first female governor and win the office once held by her father, Bob Graham .

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Myanmar’s army 'killed Muslim Rohingyas with genocidal intent’

Criticism was also directed at Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi , a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been the target of global vitriol for a perceived failure to stand up for the stateless minority. Social media giant Facebook has suspended several pages tied to Myanmar's army chief General Min Aung Hlaing and the country's military. "And that is the role of the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing".

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'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump

While stressing McCain's contempt for President Donald Trump , the show predicted that USA 'attempts to restrain and isolate Russian Federation with harsh sanctions will continue - just now without John McCain '. He did, however, ask that Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention".

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Iranian presence in Syria on tap for key US, Russia meeting

The comments came after United States National Security Adviser John Bolton , during a visit to Israel on Wednesday, said that USA sanctions are having a strong effect on Iran's economy and popular opinion. Bolton added that any agreement would be ultimately up to the parties themselves and not something forced by the United States. "I made it clear that we wouldn't tolerate meddling in 2018 and that we were prepared to take necessary steps to prevent it from happening", Bolton ...

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Islamabad denies Pompeo, Khan discussed terrorism in Pakistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is supposed to visit Pakistan in September. "Pompeo had expressed his willingness to work with the new government toward a productive bilateral relationship", Nauert said . According to reports, the newly constituted Imran Khan's cabinet during its second meeting banned the discretionary use of state funds of the Prime Minister, federal ministers, members of the National assembly.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

She is now with her family in Damavand and has been reunited with her four-year-old daughter, Gabriella. The temporary release was meant to allow her to see her family, particularly her daughter, the ambassador said. Zaghari-Ratcliffe denies the charges. "She immediately joined her four-year-old daughter, Gabriella who welcomed her mom with flowers", he said. Asked about whether the change of Foreign Secretary has made a difference with the Iranian authorities, Mr Ratcliffe told Sky ...

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Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating links between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, has detailed how the Federal Bureau of Investigation missed a chance to question a London-based professor caught up in the inquiry.