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Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Kavanaugh said he did not watch Blasey Ford's testimony but he categorically denied her allegations. The focus remains on at least five Republicans who said they would withhold judgment until after the hearing. Ms Ford told the top committee Democrat , California Senator Dianne Feinstein , that she had "agonised daily" over coming forward about the alleged decades-old attack. Read More

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Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me

Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me

The speech comes at a particularly tense time for Iran's relations with the rest of the world. Kim's commitments and actions, however, have fallen short of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of North Korea's weapons programs and irreversible steps to give up a nuclear arsenal that potentially threatens the United States. Read More

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Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all sought to broker a two-state outcome. "I think the two-state solution works best". Netanyahu has said any future Palestinian state must be demilitarized and must recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people - conditions that Palestinians say show he is not honest about any permanent solution to the conflict. Read More

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Yale Law Professors Cancel Classes over Kavanaugh

Yale Law Professors Cancel Classes over Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to consider voting against Kavanaugh in light of the sexual misconducted/attempted sexual assault allegations . Some of the demonstrators came from Yale Law School , Kavanaugh's alma mater. Dini Merz, one of the directors of Mainers for Accountable Leadership, presented the letter to a member of Collins' staff at her office in Downtown Portland. Read More

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UN Assembly Laughs as Trump Touts Achievements

Referring to the bloody civil war in Syria, Trump blamed the " corrupt dictatorship in Iran " for fueling the conflict through money and support for the Bashar al-Assad regime. Rouhani implied in his speech that Iran would not follow the same course as North Korea and made a veiled reference to the summit between Trump and Kim being a " photo opportunity". Read More

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Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’

Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’

In the letter, Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations of sexual assault and accuses Democrats of "grotesque and obvious character assassination" that would dissuade qualified people of entering public service in the future. He said he did not remember being at a party with her. President Donald Trump says Democrats are playing a "con game" against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Read More

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Dallas Police Fire Officer Who Killed Botham Jean In His Own Home

Dallas Police Fire Officer Who Killed Botham Jean In His Own Home

Guyger was sacked during a hearing held Monday after an Internal Affairs investigation concluded that she engaged in adverse conduct, according to a message posted on the Twitter account for the Dallas Police Department. "I think it sends a strong message out to the community that the Dallas Police Department now has taken steps in the right direction with making that decision to fire this officer", said Daryl Washington, an attorney for Jean's family. Read More

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New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate

New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate

The woman, Christine Blasey Ford , has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee Thursday morning. The committee will not vote on his nomination until after Thursday's hearing. Ramirez admitted to New Yorker reporters Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer that she had been drinking and that she has gaps in her memories. The New Yorker on Sunday published an accusation from a second woman, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself and forced her to touch his genitals while both were ... Read More

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US Sanctions Russian Intelligence, Military Officials

US Sanctions Russian Intelligence, Military Officials

The State Department said it was applying the 2017 legislation against the Equipment Development Department of the Chinese Ministry of Defence for its purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles. The action is "aimed at imposing costs on Russian Federation in response to its malign activities", a senior U.S. administration official said. The relation between Washington and Moscow also deteriorated due to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 ... Read More

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Militants kill Iranian troops at parade

Militants kill Iranian troops at parade

Khuzestan was a major battleground of the 1980s war with Saddam's Iraq and the attack on the anniversary parade in Ahvaz had significant symbolic value. A report on Saturday described the assailants as "Takifiri gunmen", a term used previously to describe the Islamic State group. Iran has been deeply involved in the fight against IS in Iraq and has aided embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country's long war. Read More

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Republicans to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes on Monday

Republicans to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes on Monday

The comment came as the California psychology professor's attorneys sought agreement from Republicans on terms under which she might testify at a Judiciary Committee hearing next week. Some have said there should not be a vote on his confirmation until Prof Ford has been heard. While many Republicans appear eager to quickly push through Kavanaugh's would-be lifetime appointment, many Democrats are calling for further examination of Ford's allegation before his nomination process ... Read More

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Police arrest bishop Franco Mulakkal on rape charge

Police arrest bishop Franco Mulakkal on rape charge

The police in this regard have said that they are under no pressure to refrain from arresting the Bishop if he were to be found guilty after the interrogation. There was no immediate comment from Bishop Franco Mulakkal or his lawyers - though he has denied the charges in interviews in the past. According to India Today , the statement said, "The nun who has complained against the bishop has conspired in connivance with nine others, including five nuns, against the bishop". Read More

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Moon in N.Korea to boost waning de-nuke hopes

Moon in N.Korea to boost waning de-nuke hopes

Mr Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, were greeted by Mr Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju. Photo People watch the televised broadcast in Seoul of the Korean leaders meeting in Pyongyang. "I believe that the denuclearization issue can be progressed at a rapid pace if the two leaders face each other again and talk", said Moon. -North Korean negotiations have reached an impasse since the landmark summit between President Donald Trump and Kim in June. Read More

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India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

She said that because the measure targets the Muslim community, it plays into the country's Islamophobic rhetoric - "they use it as political propaganda that 'We have saved our Muslim sisters.' " The order also puts women "in greater danger", she says, because their husbands will be jailed, leaving them without compensation. Read More

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Democrats Call for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote amid Sexual Assault Accusation

Democrats Call for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote amid Sexual Assault Accusation

Mr Grassley said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. During all that time, "they did not raise it", he said in a Senate floor speech. Hill joined Gwen Ifill in 2016 to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today. Democrats are demanding a thorough investigation by the FBI, because these allegations are new. Read More

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FEMA To Test Emergency Text Messages From Trump

FEMA To Test Emergency Text Messages From Trump

Compatible cell phones that are powered on, within range of an active cellular tower and connected to any of more than 100 wireless providers will receive a " Presidential Alert" during Thursday's test, FEMA said . Get ready to receive a text message from President Donald Trump on September 20. The system is also used to warn the public about risky weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. Read More

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Russia, Turkey agree Idlib demilitarized zone

Russia, Turkey agree Idlib demilitarized zone

But the strikes eased on Wednesday amid talks between the opposition's main regional sponsor Turkey , and Russian Federation and Turkey. "After proving its influence in Syria and the Middle East, Russia wants to pull Turkey away from the West much more than achieve a military victory over the armed Syrian opposition", Mustafa Ellabbad, an expert on Turkish-Arab relations, wrote in Kuwait's al-Qabas newspaper. Read More

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USA border agent charged in 2-week killing spree

USA border agent charged in 2-week killing spree

Affidavits say one woman escaped from Ortiz Friday night after he pulled a gun on her. "Ortiz has been charged with four counts of murder, unlawful restraint, and aggravated assault on a $2,500,000 bond", according to authorities. Laredo is about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio. Andrew Meehan, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the government is fully cooperating with local Texas authorities. Read More

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