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Labour Brexit divisions laid bare after Starmer speech

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Ms Long-Bailey claimed the party was keeping "all options on the table" - but refused to clarify whether that would include the option to Remain. Speaking to reporters on her way to NY to attend the United Nations General Assembly, May said she welcomed comments from European Council President Donald Tusk that the bloc still wanted to strike a deal, but added that the onus was still on the EU to break the deadlock on Chequers. Read More »

Hong Kong's controversial bullet train gets off to smooth start

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The hush-hush ceremony took place at midnight and was not announced by the Hong Kong government until it was over. "There are ambiguities between the jurisdictions of Hong Kong police and mainland China police", said Au. The project is part of a broader effort by the Chinese government to to integrate Hong Kong into the world's largest urban hub - the Pearl River Delta, which the Chinese call the Greater Bay Area. Read More »

Big Lines From Trump's UN Speech

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The United States will not tell you how to live, work or worship. "So the United States took the only responsible course: We withdrew from the Human Rights Council, and we will not return until real reform is enacted". From that sentence, we can begin to hear some giggles and laughter around the audience, and Trump attempts to power on. Moon told an event in NY on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting that declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War would encourage North ... Read More »

China nixes US warship port visit, recalls admiral from US

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The withdrawal of the invitation was confirmed by the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong. It is not uncommon for China to deny United States port call requests when it is displeased with the countries' relations - as was the case in April 2016, when Beijing refused to allow the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis to visit Hong Kong amid rising tensions in the South China Sea. Read More »

Rafale deal: Congress will bring to justice all those who dishonoured: Rahul

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Hollande has said that the Indian firm had been suggested by the Indian government for the Rs 30,000 crore offset contract and the French side including Rafale maker Dassault Aviation had "no choice" in it. "Mr. Bhandari was pushing for Mr. Vadra's firm to be the broker", he said. In a fresh blow on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the latter was snatching away all the money from the country's citizens and is handling it over to Anil Ambani. Read More »

Donald Trump blasts second Kavanaugh accuser as a ‘mess’ and ‘inebriated’

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , who last week accused him of sexual assault in 1982. In denying the latest accusation on Monday, he called it part of "a coordinated effort to destroy my good name". The White House said in a statement that it stands firmly behind him. Read More »

But if we weren't laughing, we'd be crying

However, Trump did criticize Iran strongly, calling its leaders corrupt. Trump saved his harshest rhetoric for the regime in Iran , which he castigated for sowing "chaos, death and destruction" in the Middle East . Trump hopes that a campaign of "maximum pressure", including new sanctions and other measures, will force Iran to come to the bargaining table, just as global sanctions helped bring it into the 2015 nuclear deal that Trump abandoned. Read More »

Makati court orders Trillanes' arrest

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Duterte said he voided Trillanes' amnesty last month because the senator had failed to file a formal request and admit involvement in at least three failed coup attempts. Trillanes returned to the Senate after he secured temporary freedom after posting bail before the Makati City RTC Branch 150 that ordered his arrest for a rebellion case dismissed in 2011. Read More »

Sweden PM Stefan Lovfen to resign after losing no confidence vote

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks to the media after losing a vote of confidence in the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. The speaker of parliament, Andreas Norlen, is now charged with beginning talks with party leaders to find a new candidate for prime minister. The speaker has four goes at finding a new government and if the stalemate continues, Sweden will hold another election within three months. Read More »

GOP senator says she's deeply troubled by Kavanaugh allegations

He was asked by Sean Hannity about the lack of corroboration for the allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh's first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford . In a letter to committee chairman Sen. Kavanaugh wrote to leaders of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from the process". Read More »

Alan Hogg: bodies of British man and wife found in Thailand

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Police then arrested the brother, who they said confessed to ordering the killing over a family dispute. Blood was found on the walls of Alan's swimming pool changing rooms - allegedly with signs someone had tried to wipe it away - and the couple's brand new white Ford Ranger pick-up truck has also been stolen. Read More »

Iran Leader Dismisses Trump: We Never Requested a Meeting With Him

President Trump also took aim at the United Nations regarding aid programs he believes are contrary to America's interests. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her team will draw attention to job creation in Africa, human rights and the large-scale humanitarian tragedy spiraling out of the war in Yemen, where a Saudi Arabian-led coalition is using USA weapons to fight an Iran-affiliated rebel group. Read More »

Cosby victim asks only for "justice" at sentencing hearing

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But Cosby's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault refers exclusively to accusations from Constand , a former employee at Temple University in Philadelphia , Cosby's alma mater. If he must serve time, he could be taken into custody immediately after the judge pronounces the sentence. "Green suggested an alternative punishment program would be more appropriate". Read More »

Storms predicted Tuesday could produce hazardous weather

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Patchy fog is expected to develop Tuesday afternoon, and highs should reach the mid 60s, forecasters said. Showers and thunderstorms south of us are increasing as a warm front pushes north, and the overnight hours will feature some of those showers and possibly a thunderstorm crossing the area. Read More »

Holy snakes! 'Rare' two-headed copperhead captured in Virginia backyard

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A photo of the snake was initially sent to Virginia Wildlife Management and Control, who posted it on Facebook. Two headed snakes are rare and have a ten-million-to-one chance of survival after birth and can even turn on themselves. Dr. Dominguez will continue to monitor the two-headed serpent, if he survives, then in the future it is planned to give to an educational institution (which has not yet been addressed). Read More »

UK's May tells ministers to hold their nerve over Brexit

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Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said Labour was deliberately not being prescriptive about a question that could be posed in a second European Union referendum, adding it was not ruling out an option of staying in the EU. Earlier on Tuesday, Labour said it was likely to oppose any deal negotiated by Theresa May as it did not meet its six tests, lessening the chances of it getting through Parliament. Read More »

PM Trudeau arrives at United Nations, hoping to re-establish Canada on world stage

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It will be an opportunity for world leaders to reaffirm their commitment to peace and reconciliation. Over the ensuing decades, he became a Nobel peace laureate and global statesman. The day-long summit, with almost 160 scheduled speakers, set the stage for Tuesday's opening of the General Assembly's annual meeting of world leaders, where conflicts from Syria to South Sudan, rising unilateralism, and tackling a warming planet and growing inequality are among issues expected to be in the ... Read More »

Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday vowed to boost his country's ballistic missile capabilities despite the United States withdrawing from a multilateral nuclear deal with Tehran in May, AFP reported. Trump pulled out of the agreement in May, describing it as a "disaster" and quickly moving to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Iran dismissed the offer. Read More »

United Nations debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit

Baby Neve was a big hit at the United Nations general assembly hall on Monday, New York time. As she went to give her speech at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, her partner and father of Neve was caring for the three-month-old. Ardern revealed that juggling parenthood and the prime ministership had "met my expectations" but the joy she felt at Neve "had far surpassed my expectations". Read More »

Dozens protesting Kavanaugh arrested outside Susan Collins’s office

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This time, they're taking action both inside the walls of the school and in Washington, D.C. Today, 115 YLS students bussed down to the U.S. Capitol, while dozens of others are occupying their school's halls in a sit-in to demand that the Senate committee conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the mounting sexual-assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Read More »

Russian Federation says will send newer S-300 missile systems to Syria

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Israel , by contrast, said that its air force hadn't violated any agreements with Russian Federation and that Israeli jets had already returned to Israeli airspace when the missiles were launched. "We think introducing the S-300s to the Syrian government would be a significant escalation by the Russians and something that we hope, if these press reports are accurate, they would reconsider", Bolton said. Read More »

Top Trump official in Russian Federation probe Rod Rosenstein expected to step down

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Rod Rosenstein , the USA deputy attorney general who oversees the Russian Federation investigation, is expected to leave his post on Monday after a bombshell news report that he discussed removing Donald Trump from office. He is now on his way to the White House . It was Rosenstein, to Trump's frustration, who appointed Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in the spring of 2017. Read More »

US may refuse green cards to aid recipients

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Out of the 41.5 million immigrants living in the United States, 3.7 percent received cash benefits in 2013, and 22.7 percent accepted noncash benefits including Medicaid, housing subsidies or home heating assistance, according to statistics compiled by U.S. Read More »

Alyssa Milano Shares Why She Didn’t Report Her Assault

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His argument? If her story were true, Christine Blasey Ford would have spoken out back in the 1980s, when she says Brett Kavanaugh pinned her down and muffled her cries as he tried to pull off her clothes at a high school party. I told my folks and they sent me away. Patti Davis , the daughter of former US President Ronald Reagan, revealed her own rape in an op-ed for The Washington Post , explaining why she remembers so few details of an incident more than 30 years ago. Read More »

Trump says 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations , told reporters in a preview of Trump's visit, that the president's focus "will be very much on the United States", its role and the relations it wants to build. "This is one year later, a much different time". Trump said Monday, "The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and nations around the world". Read More »

Arizona Congressman's 6 Siblings Turn Against Him in Opponent's Campaign Ad

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He added: "To the six angry Democrat Gosars - see you at Mom and Dad's house!" Campaign ads featuring six Gosar siblings condemning their brother and endorsing his opponent, David Brill , first went online on Friday. Bryan Logan contributed reporting . " Paul Gosar the congressman isn't doing anything to support rural America", says Grace , touted as simply a rural physician, as the ad opens. Read More »

Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade

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It is Americans who are provoking them. "America wants to cause chaos and unrest in our country so that it can return to this country, but these are unreal fantasies and they will never achieve their goals", said Rouhani. And I think we're seeing the actions of that". He dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group for the attack. Ali Vaez, the director of the Iran Project at the International Crisis Group (ICG), tells RFE/RL that Tehran appears to have intelligence of renewed activities ... Read More »

Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship around Bonny

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The vessel was travelling between Lagos and Port Harcourt when the pirates struck 45 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island , Massoel Shipping said in a statement. "Families are being kept closely informed of the situation". Switzerland's foreign ministry said it had learned from the company that none of the crew members were from Switzerland itself, reported Reuters. Read More »

Trump sticks with Kavanaugh, calls sexual assault allegations "totally political"

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FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , US, September 6, 2018. "It's when men become powerful and think that they can use women and interrupt their careers if they want to for their own predatory proclivities that then they start preying upon women", she continued. Read More »

Rare two-headed Copperhead found in Virginia

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In this case, "The left head has the dominant esophagus and the right head has the more developed throat for eating", Kleopfer explained. In a post, Kleopfer wrote: "This two-headed copperhead was found in northern Virginia". However, professionals are caring for it, and if the serpent survives, it will be donated to a zoo for an educational exhibit. The unnamed person who found the snake, contacted the Virginia Herpetological Society for identification and a state herpetologist picked ... Read More »

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

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Soldiers crawled about as gunfire crackled. "Based on reports, this cowardly act was done by people who the Americans come to help when they are trapped in Syria and Iraq, and are paid by Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.", Khamenei was quoted as saying on his official website. Read More »

Labour party conference APPROVES rule changes on deselections

The i reports that Labour are ready to back a new Brexit vote, while the Metro describes the decision over whether to support a second referendum as "crunch time" for Mr Corbyn. Current rules say a majority of local members must demand a new contest. Labour activists have waved through sweeping changes to the party rulebook that could trigger waves of deselection of Jeremy Corbyn's (pictured last night) critics. Read More »