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In a first, India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

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The government says illegal Rohingya immigrants pose a national security threat and ordered state governments previous year to identify and deport them. Less than 15,000 are registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine State on Myanmar's western coast for years, often caught between the military and Rohingya insurgents who have fought a bloody war for years. Read More »

WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government

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The Russians set up a auto full of electronic equipment in the vehicle park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack its computer system, it said. Russia's alleged attempts to hack into the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog show that it was "without doubt" behind the Salisbury poisonings, Britain's foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed. Read More »

Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

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If approved, Judge Kavanaugh, 53, would be expected to tilt the ideological balance of the Supreme Court in favour of conservatives. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. And Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, said on CNN's "New Day" that Trump's comments "made me feel sort of sick". Read More »

Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM Najib

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She was also barred from contacting any witness. It was reported by The Star that she will be slapped with 17 charges, under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001 involving approximately RM7 million. Read More »

Jerry Lawler Attended Presidential Rally Where Trump Mocked Christine Blasey Ford

It said, simply, "I have NEVER had Christine Blasey Ford , or anybody else, prepare me, or provide any other type of assistance whatsoever in connection with any polygraph exam I have taken at anytime". The White House ordered the supplemental background check last week after several Republicans joined Democrats in calling for the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before the Senate voted on Kavanaugh's nomination. Read More »

Anti-Kavanaugh Vigils Held Across US as Senators Await FBI Report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee , blamed the FBI's narrow list of interviewees on the White House. The Supreme Court began a new term this week without a full bench as it waits on the FBI to investigate sexual abuse allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read More »

US, Israel Uneasy As Russia Upgrades Syria's Missile System

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Russia announced the S-300 delivery to Syria after the September 17 downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli air strike, a friendly fire incident that stoked regional tensions. But now, with Russians manning potentially deadly missile defense in Syria, and Syrians targeting Israeli and US jets that remain determined to stay, the risk of a war spilling out of the region and into a US-Russian conflict has risen steeply. Read More »

I told Saudi king he wouldn't last two weeks without U.S. support

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Asked about the Saudi plans for November production, when the USA sanctions on Iran's oil return, al-Falih said that the November output would be "slightly higher" from the October level, which he expects to average 10.7 million bpd. Brent crude LCOc1 rose $1.81 to $86.60 a barrel by 1:40 p.m. EDT (1740 GMT), touching a high of $86.74 a barrel, the most since October 30, 2014. Read More »

Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a 'traitor' and 'scumbag'

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Britain says Skripal was poisoned with a Soviet-designed nerve agent by members of Russia 's military intelligence in March, a claim that led to diplomatic crisis between the two countries. In this handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police, Salisbury Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are shown on CCTV on Fisherton Road, Salisbury on March 4, 2018. Read More »

Julie Swetnick’s ex-boyfriend: ‘She never once mentioned this to me’

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You are disposable.'"She described feeling unwell, being "shoved into a room" and then being raped by more than one man". Despite the fact that the officer Swetnick alleges she told about her rape is now dead, Montgomery County police have indicated they are performing the requested laborious search for the police report. Read More »

Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said the chamber will vote on Kavanaugh later this week, and the conservative jurist's fate is in the hands of a handful of undecided GOP and Democratic senators. Nearly immediately, Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, responded on Twitter , calling the president's comments a "vicious, vile and soulless attack ", and saying that Ford is a "profile in courage", while Trump is a "profile in cowardice". Read More »

May treats Conservative Party conference to a dance

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The UK Prime Minister just danced to ABBA at the Conservative Party Conference . The UK Prime Minister has divided opinion with her views on Brexit, especially with regards to the situation in Ireland. The Prime Minister also joked about her calamitous speech previous year when she could not stop coughing and the sign behind her fell down. If May was hoping her on-stage moves would put an end to the robot jokes, she was sadly mistaken. Read More »

Trump comments on Ford ‘appalling…cruel,’ Dianne Feinstein says

If all the Democrats in the Senate stick together, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only one senator from his ranks and still confirm Trump's pick. His confirmation continues to hang in the balance as the FBI investigates the allegation, which Mr Kavanaugh has forcefully denied. Kavanaugh issued an outraged denial in response to the allegation, calling it "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". Read More »

Iran asks France for talks to clear bomb plot 'misunderstanding'

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In a rare joint statement, the French interior, foreign and economy ministers said: "This extremely serious act envisaged on our territory could not go without a response". Ghasemi echoed the same remarks on Tuesday, saying that "certain conspiracies" are in play meant to affect Iran's "positive relations with France and other European countries", rooted in the environment created by "the USA policies regarding Iran (focusing) on sowing division between Iran, Europe " and regional neighbours. Read More »

US NATO Envoy Warns Russia to Halt New Missile Development

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But that same year, the U.S. State Department report found Russian Federation had violated obligations "not to possess, produce, or flight-test" a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 km to 5,500 km (310-3,420 miles), "or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles". Read More »

Ensure Iran Sanctions Don't Hit Humanitarian Aid, World Court Orders US

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The International Court of Justice ruled that the Trump Administration must lift all sanctions which have an impact on the import of humanitarian goods and products as well as services linked to the safety of civil aviation. "The United States must comply with its global commitments and lift obstacles to Iranian trade", it added. Its rulings are binding, but it has no power to enforce them, and both the United States and Iran have effectively ignored its decisions in the past in cases they ... Read More »

Meghan Markle Finds a Piece of Her Old Life in Sussex

The pair greeted an array of well-wishers in Sussex as they began their whistle-stop tour of the county; which the Duchess had yet to visit before this week. "What are the chances?' and was delighted to be handed a facsimile copy of the parchment, adding 'thank you so much, that's wonderful". "We said: "Welcome to Sussex", and she shook our hands". Read More »

Theresa May rules out second referendum saying 'the people voted leave'

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In her speech, May stuck to her plan, but did not call it by its moniker - Chequers - named after the prime ministerial country residence where she hashed out the proposals in July. She will also claim that the Tories are "a party not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best", the Guardian reports. Read More »

Officially : Russia delivers S-300 missile system to Syria- MoD

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The S-300 is an air defense missile system capable of eliminating advanced aircraft, including planes using stealth technology, medium-range ballistic missiles, tactical and cruise missiles, airborne early warning and control aircraft, as well as reconnaissance and strike systems. Read More »

2 more quakes hit Indonesia

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India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the natural disaster and tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircrafts and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday. Read More »

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

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Anti-graft investigators spent almost 13 hours recording Rosmah's statement last week as part of their inquiry into 1MDB. Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor will know soon whether she will have to give evidence in a legal suit over unpaid jewellery worth RM60 million (S$19.9 million) demanded by a Lebanese jeweller, who counts the former self-styled first lady as one of his best customers, local media reported. Read More »

Trump Mock's Kavanaugh Accuser's Vague Allegations: 'I Don't Know!'

Kavanaugh's confirmation continues to hang in the balance as the FBI investigates the allegation, which Kavanaugh has forcefully denied. Kavanaugh is Trump's second pick to fill a supreme court vacancy. "I had one beer". "She testified for hours, and she remembered a whole lot more than the fact that she had one beer". He said they were guilty even after they were exonerated. Read More »

‘Very scary time’ for young American men, says Trump

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US President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US. In a White House press conference, the U.S. "I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer", the president said. "But here's what we know. one thing for sure". Flake, Murkowski, and Collins from voting in Kavanaugh's favor. Read More »

Fan Bingbing: missing Chinese actor hit with $129m tax bill

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According to state-run news agency Xinhua , Fan has been ordered to pay nearly $130 million, after she misreported how much money she had received for certain film projects, using so-called "yin-yang contracts" to hide from the authorities her true remuneration and avoid millions of dollars in taxes. Read More »

Palestinians, Israeli Arabs strike against Israel’s Jewish nation law

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Paramedics carry an injured Palestinian protester during a demonstration on the beach near the maritime border with Israeli-occupied territories, in the northern Gaza Strip, on October 1, 2018 . Passed by the Knesset in July, the law declares only Jews have the right of self-determination in Israel and downgrades Arabic from its status as an official state language. Read More »

Attorney fires back at Trump for mocking Ford during rally

In his extended, one-man reenactment, Trump played both the committee's prosecutor and Ford, and suggesting that Ford was unable to recall key details about her alleged assault, NBC reports. "They can say anything they want but we can't sue them, because if you're famous you can't sue, figure that out". But Kavanaugh has been waylaid by accusations of sexual assault by Ford and two other women who have spoken out publicly, and by doubts about his testimony before the Senate, which included ... Read More »

Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions

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And Beijing also opposes a USA decision to issue a visa ban and assets freeze on China's Equipment Development Department and its director, Li Shangfu. FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, an airstrip, structures and buildings on China's man-made Subi Reef in the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea are seen from a Philippine Air Force C-130 transport plane. Read More »

Death toll from Indonesian tsunami rises to more than 1200

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Rescue teams have yet to reach many affected areas, leading to fears the death toll could rise again. Over 800 people are confirmed dead so far and survivors are struggling to find food and drinkable water. In Indonesia's hot, equatorial climate, bodies quickly begin to rot and provide a breeding ground for deadly diseases. Many people were believed trapped under shattered houses in Palu's Balaroa neighborhood, where the quake caused the ground to heave up and down violently, said ... Read More »

Canadian steelworkers were 'sacrificed' to make new trade deal, union says

The Canadian dollar, also known as the loonie, ended Monday at 78 cents compared to the USA dollar. The deal reached Sunday gives farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market, a big win for the Trump administration. - Aiding farmers by curbing Canada's high tariffs and low quotas on US dairy products. The US has slapped punitive tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods and China has responded with tariffs on US goods. Read More »

Melania Trump is in Ghana and - no one cares

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The American First Lady's tour would take her Malawi , Kenya and Egypt . The two first ladies than traveled to Jubilee House, Ghana's presidential palace, for a private meeting. Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump's communications director, said the trip is primarily a diplomatic and humanitarian visit. What does Trump hope to accomplish on her first solo trip overseas? "We both love Africa. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: White Home denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry

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In testimony provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Ford claimed that Judge, who is a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, was "urging Brett on", during her alleged attack, at times telling Kavanaugh to stop. "It's about time ", say multiple male professionals in IT and banking Firstpost spoke with this week after Kavanaugh's testimony and immediately after Trump's comments today. Read More »

NY Times: Trump Dubious Tax Schemes Pumped Up Fortune

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The newspaper also said, citing interviews and records, that Trump and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents. "The affairs were handled by other Trump family members who were not experts themselves and therefore relied entirely upon the aforementioned licensed professionals to ensure full compliance with the law". Read More »

NAFTA 2.0 Is Just the Next Step of Trump's Trade Wars

The legislative institutions in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada must still approve the new trilateral trade pact. The $1.2 trillion trade agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump vowed to repeal during his presidential campaign. Read More »