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Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins

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The deal is a significant victory for McConnell, who has made clearing a long list of President Donald Trump's nominees, especially judges, a top priority this year. "It's not about me right now, it's about individual races", he said. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent calls for incivility may come back to haunt the Democratic Party during the midterms if a new Republican ad resonates with voters. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway takes aim at Hillary Clinton

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As tensions around Kavanaugh's confirmation were gaining momentum, Broaddrick demanded an FBI investigation into her own allegations against Clinton, accusing Democrats, adamant about a thorough FBI probe into Kavanaugh, of opportunism and "double standards". Read More »

Female ranger 'taken' by crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory

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Police Commander Tony Fuller said the woman was fishing and collecting mussels in the billabong with some family members about 10.30am when they noticed she was missing. Officers are still a matter of hours away from the remote location. "NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the incident", it said in a statement. Read More »

China prescribes use of 'vocational' centres to fight extremism

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Reports have emerged that inmates are being transferred from their home province into neighbouring Gansu province as well as regions as distant as Heilongjiang, thousands of kilometres away on the opposite side of the country, with speculation China is using the tactic to more closely control the Muslim population as well as control the flow of information about alleged human rights abuses. Read More »

Bloomberg signals 2020 run by registering again as a Democrat

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Bloomberg, New York City's mayor from 2002 to 2013, announced on Instagram Wednesday he's re-registered as a Democrat - accompanied with a photograph of him signing official forms. "I'm just way away", Bloomberg told the paper, "from where the Republican Party is today", adding that he also doesn't fall in line with all of the Democratic Party's politics. Read More »

Russian Federation vows to defend believers in Ukraine church dispute

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Russian Federation opposes any steps that lead to a split in Orthodox Christianity, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, when asked about Ukraine's bid to establish an independent church outside Moscow's control. "And, of course, we would not want any steps taken that lead to a deep split in the Orthodox world". Ukraine's Orthodox church split from Moscow in the 1990s, with the charismatic Filaret a foremost proponent of a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Read More »

Removal of All Heavy Arms From Syria's Idlib Prove Trust in Turkey

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The development comes ahead of Wednesday's cut-off date for all rebels to withdraw heavy arms from a 15 to 20-kilometre (9-12 mile) demilitarised area ringing the Idlib region. The pro-Ankara National Liberation Front said it finished pulling out its heavy weapons on Monday. The source confirmed each faction "will remain in its position", indicating that HTS and the other groups were "ready and prepared" to repel any attack by the government. Read More »

LOUTH WEATHER: Storm Callum has 'potential to cause damage'

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With the storm set to move north during Friday and Saturday, electricity distributor SP Energy Networks issued advice in case of power cuts in North Wales. Wales has been put on yellow and amber warnings, braced for between 5cm and 15cm of rain. The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday, with yellow Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain now in place for Friday and Saturday. Read More »

Local space expert talks about implications of terrifying Soyuz rocket launch failure

Russia says it is suspending manned space launches pending a probe into a Russian booster rocket failure, raising questions about the fate of an upcoming launch that included a Canadian astronaut. Russian officials said crewed space launches have been suspended pending an investigation into the malfunction . The Russian Soyuz rocket was forced to make an emergency landing today after suffering from a malfunction. Read More »

Pope Francis blames devil for Church scandals - Gist

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McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse. The case of McCarrick triggered a storm in August after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to Washington, accused the pope of ignoring allegations the prominent Catholic leader had abused a teenager decades ago. Read More »

Crocodile attack reported in Northern Territory

Police say they do not yet know the condition or identity of the victim. "The woman's body and the crocodile were found just before 5:00pm (0730 GMT) less than one kilometre (0.6 miles) from the scene", Northern Territory Police said in a statement. Read More »

Lady Gaga's open letter on mental health is a must-read

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Some mental health issues require medication, hospitalization, talk-therapy or a various combination of all. It is widely accepted worldwide that mental health issues become evident in someone around the age of 14 years, but it takes up to about 10 years to show the full manifestation. Read More »

'Awful' plan to reject gay students, teachers

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But he warned a religious discrimination law that "went further and allowed discrimination against Australians in the name of faith" would be unacceptable. "The fact is every child is entitled to human dignity". Recently when the senate passed a motion demanding the report be released, Senator Mathias Cormann said it could not be made public because it was now being considered by cabinet. Read More »

Air India flight hits airport wall before take-off

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The passengers were shifted to another aircraft at Mumbai to travel to Dubai. An internal inquiry has been ordered and co-pilot has been de-rostered until the investigation is done. The flight later safely landed at the Mumbai airport at around 5.39 am where fire brigade and other departments were put on standby. The First Officer, Captain Anurag, has an experience of about 3,000 hours on the B737. Read More »

Federal agents foil terror plot planned for election day in DC

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He told agents he ordered large quantities of "black powder" online and built small test explosives before constructing the 200-pound explosive device in a plywood box in his basement. The Journal News reported that Rosenfeld's home was searched Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who discovered what "appeared to be a bomb weighing about 200 pounds". Read More »

USA in 'secret deal' with Turkey to release pastor

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Senior administration officials and a person briefed on the matter told NBC that, according to the agreement, " Brunson is supposed to be released after certain charges against him are dropped at his next court hearing, now scheduled for Friday". Read More »

Washington’s Highest Court Strikes Down State’s Death Penalty

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Gov. Jay Inslee , a one-time supporter of capital punishment, had previously said no executions will take place while he's in office and put a moratorium on the death penalty. Byron Eugene Scherf , for the murder of a correctional officer on January 29, 2011, inside the state prison at Monroe. There were 23 executions in the United States in 2017, down from a peak of 98 in 1999, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors US capital punishment. Read More »

IMF Raises Russia's GDP Growth Forecast to 1.8% in 2019

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With much of the U.S. US President Donald Trump imposed a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion (£153 billion) worth of Chinese goods in September, which would increase to 25 percent by the end of 2018. Lagarde said she would meet Pakistani officials on Thursday, with expectations that Islamabad will request a bailout of its shaky economy. Pakistan's currency plunged by around 7 percent earlier this week after word of the loan request was made public. Read More »

Natural disaster strikes Bali as ASEAN leaders gather for meeting

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During a relief brief he said the efforts to retrieve bodies, many entombed under mud and rubble as deep as 3 metres (10 feet), will cease due to the difficulties presented by the terrain and the, unfortunate advanced state of decomposition that make the bodies unrecognisable and could cause contamination, putting more health and safety at risk. Read More »

Arrested US student fights entry ban at Israeli court

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But when Alqasem arrived at Tel Aviv's worldwide airport last week, she was blocked from entering the country. Alqasem, 22, appeared calm during the hearing, her hands folded on her knees. But on arrival at Tel Aviv's worldwide airport last week, she was refused entry by officials who cited her role as president of a small local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida. Read More »

Venezuela says jailed lawmaker took his own life

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Municipal lawmaker Fernando Alban, 56, was jailed last Friday for alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade in August that was led by President Nicolas Maduro , Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said . Maduro said the blasts were from explosives-laden drones sent to assassinate him, though opposition figures accuse Maduro of fabricating the incident to step up repression in his country, which is suffering an economic crisis. Read More »

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery

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Earlier Sunday, Meng's wife, Grace, held a press conference in Lyon at which she disclosed that the last communication she received from her husband was an emoji of a knife that he texted on September 25, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

Cyclone Titli threatens to bring back Hudhud’s wrath

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NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. The Odisha state government has evacuated more than 300,000 people from coastal districts. Loading and unloading of goods from ships remain suspended at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong seaport since Wednesday morning when the storm intensified to a "severe cyclonic storm" over West-Central Bay and the adjoining areas. Read More »

Malaysia to abolish colonial-era Sedition Act, death penalty

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Mr Guterres noted the lack of transparency in some countries, where the death penalty was still used, underscoring its incompatibility with human rights standards. Amnesty International also cheered the news, calling it "an astounding announcement". The ban on the death penalty affects the two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il previous year. Read More »

#HimToo poster boy flips the narrative after mom's viral tweet

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It all happened when his mother posted on Twitter claiming her "gentleman" son is afraid to go on dates because of "radical feminists". Hanson was referring to the #HimToo hashtag that became popular following the sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh . Read More »

USA arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies

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Other entities linked to the Chinese economic espionage operation involving Xu included the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China and the Aviation Industries of China. He made contact with experts and recruited them to travel to China, often for the initial objective of delivering a university presentation and paying their costs and a stipend, the Justice Department said. Read More »

Pentagon Grounds Troubled F-35 Fighters After First Crash

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The suspension by the Pentagon is to allow "a fleet-wide inspection of a fuel tube within the engine on all F-35 aircraft", the Defense Department said in a statement Thursday. During the crash investigation, certain fuel tubes were identified as a potential problem, largely involving aircraft built before 2015. An official report questioned earlier this year whether the F-35 was ready for combat after dozens of faults were found. Read More »

African Billionaire Kidnapped by Gunmen at Luxury Hotel in Tanzania

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It is believed that the abductors had access to guarded hotel grounds because its gates were "believed to have been left open deliberately", suggesting that they may have had help from hotel staff. Mr Dewji was born in Tanzania and studied at Georgetown University in the United States. Mr Dewji served as a ruling party MP for a decade until 2015. Read More »

Roberts asks federal judges in Colorado, other states to handle Kavanaugh complaints

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It's possible the complaints will never be investigated if the lower-court judges determine they have no jurisdiction over a Supreme Court justice under the judiciary's ethics rules. He used the swearing in ceremony to announce he had "no bitterness" over his bruising nomination process as he vowed to be a "team player". Fresh off the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, questions arose about what Republicans might do if another vacancy opens on the court in 2020 - and ... Read More »

Orange warning ahead of strong winds and high tides

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NRW has also advised people to take extra care will driving, to avoid walking or driving through any flood water, and to avoid fast flowing rivers and streams. "Despite clearance efforts by the Council, the high winds will increase the amount of falling leaves and block drains very quickly, exacerbating flooding" he warned. Read More »

Saudi envoy to US expresses shock at false reports

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News agency Anadolu later reported that a private plane that had arrived from Saudi Arabia at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was searched last Tuesday, the day Khashoggi was last seen. "What was explained to us is this: He was killed, make your funeral preparations", Kislakci said. TRT World's Ben Tornquist reports. "Because if he was alive, Saudis would provide evidence that he is alive", Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, tells CNN. Read More »

Hillary, Bill Clinton To Make 13 Joint Appearances, Including At The Forum

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Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled their joint tour this week; announcing multiple dates for speaking events across the United States later this year and into 2019. "Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history". Read More »