US To Close Its Consulate In Iraq's Barsa Citing Threats From Iran

01 Oct, 2018

State Department said the consulate was placed on " ordered departure", which technically involves a drawdown in staff. "There have been repeated incidents of indirect fire from elements of those militias directed at our Consulate General in Basra and our Embassy in Baghdad, including within the past 24 hours", he added.


Twitter users offer different meanings of "Boofed", "Devil's Triangle" than Brett Kavanaugh

01 Oct, 2018

Kavanaugh says he's never sexually assaulted anyone. Questions about Kavanaugh's alleged habitual blackout drunkenness were repeatedly raised by Democratic Party senators. "We need somebody who stands by truth and justice". Attorney Michael Avenatti has suggested the term in Kavanaugh's yearbook was related to sexual behavior.


Flood Warnings in Effect as Kirk Passes South of the USVI

01 Oct, 2018

Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical Storm warnings have been discontinued for Martinique and Guadeloupe, as well as Barbados and Dominica as Tropical Storm Kirk threatens to wreak havoc with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.


Typhoon Trami packing 202km/h winds in Japan

30 Sep, 2018

Trami will also likely bring strong winds of up to 40 m/s (144 kph) to the Tokai region in central Japan, and 35 m/s (126 kph) to northern Kyushu in southern Japan and the Kanto-Koshin region in eastern Japan, including Tokyo . Strong winds knocked down trees, blew off an outer wall from a building and left nine people injured in Okinawa. "People in Okinawa are used to typhoons but we are strongly urging them to stay vigilant", he told AFP .


Bernie Sanders: FBI Must Determine If Kavanaugh Told The Truth Under Oath

30 Sep, 2018

Her lawyer, John Clune, announced that the FBI had "reached out" to interview his client and she had agreed to co-operate with their investigation. "I think we're all pretty confident, given that we've been through this process a number of times , but we would assess that at that point, " Sanders said .


Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

30 Sep, 2018

Ri's comments at the UN General Assembly were toned down from past year, when North Korea and the United States exchanged sharp words that had the world anxious the two sides could go to war. President Trump has said that sanctions will remain in place against North Korea until complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization is achieved.


Nafta: Mexico sees a quick agreement between Canada and the United States

30 Sep, 2018

Trudeau spokeswoman Chantal Gagnon said: "No meeting was requested". However, when it came to specific questions about whether Trudeau's administration is willing to risk more tariffs on Canadian exports to the U.S.in order to maintain its promise of getting the best deal for Canada, Garneau offered few insights.


Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

30 Sep, 2018

Some members of the crew and passengers on board have been taken to a local hospital for treatment and are undergoing checks, however, there have been no reports of serious injuries thus far. Chuuk makes up one of its four island states. Chuuk Lagoon is a popular diving destination and the site of sunken Japanese ships that were bombed by the USA military during World War II.


Ford says she thinks Kavanaugh tried to rape her

30 Sep, 2018

Trump was scheduled to meet with staff as he concludes his trip to NY for the U.N. General Assembly. "Being pushed into the room, you say you don't know quite by whom, but that it was Brett Kavanaugh that covered your mouth to prevent you from screaming, and then you escaped", Feinstein said to Ford on Thursday.


Powerful earthquake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia; 1 dead

30 Sep, 2018

A powerful magnitude 7.7 natural disaster which was centered in Donggala district, Central Sulawesi province, on Friday evening caused panic-stricken residents in neighboring Gorontalo province to stay outdoors. A patient is evacuated from a hospital following a strong quake in Poso, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Palu resident Morits Kodongan told the Jakarta-based private television network Metro TV that "residents need gasoline because it has started to run out".


FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is 'uncharted territory,' expert says

29 Sep, 2018

She says she was convinced Kavanaugh was going to rape her, and feared he might accidentally kill her when he covered her mouth to stifle her screams . On Friday, after Flake's announcement that he would not feel comfortable with a floor vote until an FBI investigation had been conducted, Trump claimed that he, too, found the testimony of Kavanaugh's accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford , moving.


Trump Calls Christine Blasey Ford a 'Very Credible Witness'

29 Sep, 2018

Kavanaugh needs 50 votes to be confirmed, which means that the Republican conference, with its razor thin 51-49 majority, can only afford one defection assuming all the Democrats are opposed. Jeff Flake between being cornered in a U.S. Capitol elevator on Friday as two women shouted at him about sexual assault and, hours later, cutting a momentous deal with Democrats to defy President Donald Trump .


Senate decision on Kavanaugh will make Supreme Court history

29 Sep, 2018

ET. Ford said that while she confided in a few friends about the alleged assault in the subsequent years, calling her attacker a prominent Washington lawyer and judge, she didn't name Kavanaugh outside of therapy until July, when she saw media reports that he was on Trump's short list for the Supreme Court.


With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

29 Sep, 2018

The president protested that "As far as women [go], allegations can go the other way also". "They laugh like hell at what they've pulled off on you and on the public", he said. ally. "They're obstructionists. They're actually con artists, because they know how quality this man is, and they've destroyed a man's reputation, and they want to destroy it even more ", Trump said.


Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone

29 Sep, 2018

Mr Kavanaugh has said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegation. The 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats had already signalled they would stick to party lines and send Judge Kavanaugh's nomination for a full vote in the Senate in the coming days.


How Rachel Mitchell Interviewed Christine Blasey Ford During Senate Testimony

29 Sep, 2018

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Mitchell's boss, praises her experience an "objective prosecutor" with a "caring heart" for victims. (Maricopa is the state's largest county.) Mitchell's work is well regarded; she is considered thorough and measured.


Third woman comes forward with strong allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

29 Sep, 2018

Like much of America, politicians awaited a momentous Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Mr Kavanaugh and chief accuser Christine Blasey Ford are to testify on Thursday, though not together. She did not identify her attackers. None of them were present the night of the alleged assault and do not have first-hand knowledge of the incident, but they all say they were aware of it before Kavanaugh's nomination was announced and Ford's story became public.


Sen. Bill Cassidy: FBI Probe Must Investigate Dems' Collusion to Smear Kavanaugh

29 Sep, 2018

Ford then called her charges 'a calculated, orchestrated political hit, ' citing 'apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and his 2016 election" and 'revenge on behalf of the Clintons", Durbin said. During an intense, day-long hearing Thursday, Ford, a California professor, testified that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both teenagers in the early 1980s.


SC throws open doors of Sabarimala Temple to women

29 Sep, 2018

Patriarchy of religion can not be permitted to trump over faith", Misra said while reading out judgement for himself and Justice Khanwilkar. 'To treat women as children of a lesser god is to blink at the constitution itself, ' said Justice D.Y.


Open to Changing Mind on Kavanaugh

29 Sep, 2018

The new allegations, offered in an affidavit provided to the Senate by the accuser's attorney on the eve of a hearing to examine other allegations of alleged sexual assault, say Kavanaugh took part in efforts during high school to intoxicate girls so that a group of boys could have sex with them.


Grassley snaps at staffer at Kavanaugh hearing: 'Speak plainly with me, please'

28 Sep, 2018

Ford-or at least she admitted that this format, with broken-up five-minute chunks of questions, in public, without an investigation first, is not the best way to get at the truth. Mitchell asked how she got to D.C. Ford said that her attorneys may have given the notes to the newspaper. Dr. Ford: " That makes a lot of sense ".


Julie Swetnick accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

28 Sep, 2018

Swetnick claims she first met Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge sometime between 1980 and 1981 at a house party in the Washington, D.C., area and "attended well over ten house parties in the Washington, D.C. Feinstein then asked if Kavanaugh wanted to elaborate on his comments about Swetnick's accusations. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied that he ever sexually assaulted anyone.


Stephen Colbert delivers biting summary of Trump's 81-minute press conference

28 Sep, 2018

Trump said that he grew up hearing the phrase "innocent until proven guilty", suggesting that it was the proper application of justice in America. The US president faced questions from the media on the eve of a crunch Senate hearing over Brett Kavanaugh , but his rambling, 81-minute performance in NY covered far more ground than just the fate of his Supreme Court nominee .


Meghan Markle just broke another Royal protocol and her auto is involved

28 Sep, 2018

The exhibition features ornaments, canoes, and images from the Pacific region that the Duchess of Sussex will visit with the Duke of Sussex on their first overseas tour next month. Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is guided as she views an exhibit after officially opening the "Oceania" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Sept.


ABC chairman Justin Milne resigns

28 Sep, 2018

Although the ABC chairman is not permitted under statutory obligation from interfering in the editorial running of the organization, Milne's resignation was prompted by the publication of emails in which he called for the sacking of two journalists who had supposedly offended the government.



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