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Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’


Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represents porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against Trump, has said that another Kavanaugh accuser will come forward in the next day or so . "Despite desperate attempts by Donald Trump and Republicans in the Senate to make it so, Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim here: Deborah Ramirez and Christine Blasey Ford are". Read More »

Denmark bridge closure: Ferries stopped in massive police manhunt


Police have said they are still looking for the Swedish-registered rental vehicle. Police sources told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that the vehicle is wanted in connection with a kidnapping. "The vehicle probably contains three persons linked to a serious crime", Danish police said in a statement . Dog patrols and a police helicopter are also reportedly near the scene. Read More »

Democratic senators flee committee to protest Kavanaugh vote


Republicans now have a majority of 51-49, but the outcome is still far from certain with a number of senators on both sides undecided. "What a railroad job", Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono said. "I was underneath one of them while the two laughed". Flake eventually left the elevator, presumably to take the stairs to the hearing room. "I would just urge my colleagues to recognize that in the end we are 21 very imperfect senators trying to do our best to provide advice and consent", Flake ... Read More »

Indonesia rocked by magnitude 7.5 quake

A series of quakes that struck Lombok this summer killed about 500 people and forced hundreds of thousands into evacuation shelters or tents. The U.S. "Avoid the slopes of hills". The natural disaster followed a 6.1 magnitude tremor that struck the same region, killing one person and injuring 10 earlier in the day. Read More »

Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct


Ford alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Preparatory School classmate Mark Judge locked her in a bedroom at a party in 1982. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked to what degree of certainty she believed Kavanaugh assaulted her. At the center of Thursday's hearing is an accusation of sexual assault that Dr. Read More »

Kavanaugh Accuser Provides Polygraph To Senate Committee, Details Contradict Earlier Statements


Kavanaugh , could have been responsible for the encounter Christine Blasey Ford describes when she says she was sexually assaulted at a high school party 36 years ago. The allegation marks the fourth that Kavanaugh has faced as he looks to fill Anthony Kennedy's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", he said in a statement. Read More »

Pope says Church 'spared no effort' to fight abuse recently


In a letter to the Chinese faithful, Francis also called for greater dialogue between local priests and government authorities to ensure that ordinary church activities can be carried out, while encouraging the opening of "a new chapter" in official bilateral co-operation. Read More »

Indian court rules temple must allow all women entry


The LDF government initially said that it will stand by the stance of the UDF government and support the ban on women. Travancore Royal Family representative Sasikumara Verma said that the court had relied heavily on the argument that there was discrimination against women in the Sabarimala temple. Read More »

United States arrests Chinese national for spying


A U.S. army reservist from China has been accused of spying on American scientists and engineers in the hope of recruiting them to help Beijing. The 27-year-old, who first arrived in Chicago in 2013 to study electrical engineering on a student visa at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was charged with violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires individuals working for foreign governments to register with the US Attorney General. Read More »

Saudi king inaugurates Mecca-Medina high-speed train line


The railway line has five stations: Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdulaziz International Airport and Medina, said Saudi Transport Minister Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, who was honored at its launching. The Haramain Express will be the first high-speed train to operate in the region. The project is part of Saudi Arabia's recent appeal to tourists. Read More »

Trump says China interfering in U.S. midterm elections

Bolton said that Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea are the "four countries that we're most concerned about" when it comes to the 2018 elections . FILE - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Sept. Read More »

Blasey Ford says '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh assaulted her


Flake is a particularly unique position as he is the only member of this group who also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee , which is now still scheduled to vote on whether to sign off on Kavanaugh's nomination Friday morning. Mitchell repeatedly inquired around who paid for the polygraph test Ford took before her story became public. This is going to be very bad and my heart goes out to every woman who will be watching an entire political party downplay sexual assault. Read More »

Hearing opens with an apology to Ford, Kavanaugh


Lawmakers no doubt want clarity about what may have unfolded between the witnesses, Leviss said, but "the greater objective of this process, I think, is still to evaluate his fitness and suitability for confirmation to the Supreme Court, which is ultimately a different question than if he did commit a crime 36 years ago". Read More »

Air Niugini flight lands in sea, all on board rescued


Emilio said all 36 passengers and 11 crew were safe and no serious injuries were reported, although they were taken to hospital for check-ups. The plane was being operated by Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea. "It was sinking. It's under water now", he said, while praising the impromptu rescue effort. "The plane crashed and in around five minutes the rescuers were there, they were ordinary people, because there are plenty of boats around the shore". Read More »

Madison again makes top 50 in World University Rankings

The Indian Institute of Technology in Indore came second, ahead of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. British universities Oxford and Cambridge have held their own as the top two spots in the World University Rankings , taking number one and two positions respectively, while U.S. Read More »

Supreme Court Declares Aadhaar Scheme As Constitutionally Valid


Sikri, who made the ruling. Justice Sikri said obtaining Aadhaar card would continue to remain voluntary with an option to exist. The Supreme Court's ruling on Aadhaar on Thursday gave a blow to private bodies like telecom companies, fintech firms, private banks, and other such firms that they can not ask for biometric and other data from consumers for their services. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern says she's not the anti


Ardern's meetings today include new Spanish President and UN Goodwill Ambassador, actress Anne Hathaway. "Intelligent, witty, articulate, humble, great sense of humor, highly competent at her job. Earlier this week Ms Ardern said New Zealand would not be signing up to a U.S. call for global action on the war on drugs, and preferred to take a health approach. Read More »

Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major terror attack


The lead suspect was a 34-year-old Iraqi who was convicted in 2017 for traveling overseas to join Islamic State insurgents. Authorities foiled the potential attack after a lengthy long investigation, which resulted in armed police apprehending the suspects in the towns of Arnhem and Weert. Read More »

Donald Trump Delays Meeting with Rod Rosenstein


Embittered at how a once-assured confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh has unraveled, Trump hopes to wrest back control during the early evening appearance in NY. "They do not want to do anything to interfere with the hearing". There were some gasps and raised eyebrows from Twitter after President Trump on Wednesday called upon a reporter during a news conference using the name "Mr. Read More »

US First Lady Melania Trump set to visit Africa


US First Lady Melania Trump has confirmed that she will visit to Kenya early next month. The US First Lady Melania Trump has announced that she will be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt on her solo tour of the continent in October. Read More »

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday the United States had nothing to show for its appearance at the UN General Assembly this week, extending an exchange of insults with Tehran's arch-adversary. Trump said. The president warned that his administration would take a "hard look" at its foreign aid budget of more than $40 billion and stop rewarding countries that act against US interests. Read More »

Authorities find body believed to be boy missing from North Carolina park


Maddox hasn't been seen since a part-time Rankin Lake Park employee discovered a child was missing and called 911. "I've worked here nearly three years and we see everybody come in and out of that park pretty much". The FBI previously said it had evidence Maddox was at the park Saturday, but has never explained what that evidence was. After Maddox started running after a jogger on Saturday afternoon, Ian said it didn't seem unusual since Maddox frequently ran around playfully. Read More »

Kavanaugh facing prosecutor said to be unbound by politics


Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing. Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett reported the summary from the Judiciary Committee, which stated: "Committee staff have a second interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Read More »

Trump accuses China of election meddling


At the United Nations on Wednesday, Donald Trump , as has become his hallmark, hijacked what was supposed to be a conversation among adults about the maintenance of peace and security in order to take unprovoked pot shots at one of his interlocutors. Read More »

Trump Says He Could Withdraw Nomination Of Top Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

The tycoon ended things by compared his news conference to an Elton John concert, where he wanted to end on a high note with a quality question. As the Washington Post reports, Rashidi, a Kurdish journalist who reports for Kurdistan 24, wanted to ask Trump about United States relations with the Kurds, some 30 million stateless people who live across Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, and have helped the U.S. Read More »

Pres. Trump Indicates Second NK Summit Will Happen In Near Future


Lavrov and others defended the 2015 Iran deal at a UN Security Council meeting chaired by Trump about non-proliferation. His relaxed tone marked a stark change from the president's claims after his summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June, which Trump said would lead to rapid disarmament. Read More »

Pompeo criticizes European Union plan for special Iran payment channel


All of them agree that Iran's long-term nuclear activities should be curbed, its ballistic missile programme curbed and its regional influence reigned in. "We do not intend to allow our sanctions to be evaded by Europe or anybody else", he said. "If you cross us, our allies or our partners, if you harm our citizens, if you continue to lie, cheat and deceive, there will be hell to pay ". Read More »

IISc Bengaluru highest-ranked Indian institution in list of world’s top universities

Overall, the United Kingdom has 29 universities in the top 200, and is the most-represented European country in the top 200. He added: "NUS has outstanding scores across all of Times Higher Education's core metrics, but it has one of the highest scores of all universities in the elite world top 30 for worldwide outlook, demonstrating that NUS is a magnet for global talent, and a highly sought-after research partner for universities across the world". Read More »

Iran Rejects New Talks with U.S. Amid Trump Administration Threats


Mr Trump then curtly shook his hand but would not get up from his seat as he did for other leaders. The accord with OPEC member Iran was negotiated under Democratic U.S. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded to Trump's anti-Iran remarks, saying the U.S. administration is violating the rules of global law by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal that Iran reached with six world powers, including the US. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser 'ready to tell her truth' to senators, longtime friend says

Trump called Kavanaugh was "one of the highest quality people" he's ever met. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti , who also represents a porn actress who is suing Trump, provided her sworn declaration to the Judiciary Committee. "In this case, there's no way the accused can disprove the allegation because he wasn't there", Cornyn said. Trump saying the first U.S. president George Washington - a man who owned hundreds of slaves when he died - "may have had a bad past, who knows". Read More »