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Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island

Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island Almost two weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm this year ravaged the South China Sea, killing over 64 people in the Philippines, a tsunami has hit the coastal Indonesian city of Palu. Numerous aftershocks after the initial, 7.5-magnitude quake were 5.0-magnitude or greater on the Richter scale, according to the agency. The total damage has still not totally been evaluat... [Full Article...]

Every Insane Comment Trump Made About Women During His Unhinged Press Conference

Every Insane Comment Trump Made About Women During His Unhinged Press Conference Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her. Julie Swetnick says Kavanaugh was present while she was gang raped. Trump says he may postpone that meeting because he is focused on the hearing in which Kavanaugh and Ford will testify about her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. [Full Article...]

Seven arrested over ‘major terror attack plot’ in Netherlands

Seven arrested over ‘major terror attack plot’ in Netherlands Police said the attackers meant to use suicide vests and Kalashnikov AK47s and to detonate a vehicle bomb at another location. The men were attempting to obtain AK-47 assault rifles, handguns, bomb vests, grenades and raw materials for bombs and were looking for opportunities to train with such weapons, prosecutors say. [Full Article...]

Houses swept away by tsunami triggered by Indonesia earthquake

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the second quake at a strong 7.5, after first saying it was 7.7. The natural disaster hit the island earlier today - just hours after a smaller tremor destroyed homes, killed one person and injured 10 others. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh & Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Kavanaugh & Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee He has written extensively about his drunken high school escapades at Georgetown Preparatory School, where he was good friends with Kavanaugh. Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Kennedy. In their new editorial, America's editors said they were still committed to finding a justice with Kavanaugh's textualist approach to jurisprudence that is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that le... [Full Article...]

Anita Hill: Brett Kavanaugh expressed 'real anger' during testimony

Anita Hill: Brett Kavanaugh expressed 'real anger' during testimony Ford will testify first, with Kavanaugh following. Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. The hearing was to be the culmination of a Supreme Court nomination process that will determine the political bent of the court for decades, and quite likely decide issues such as the legality of abortion and gay marriage in the United States. [Full Article...]

German report reveals 3,600 abuse cases within the Catholic Church

German report reveals 3,600 abuse cases within the Catholic Church The Catholic Church has been struggling with sex abuse by its clergy for a long time. Germany's Justice Minister Katarina Barley said in a statement the church had to report every case so the rule of law could apply. Deutsche Welle, Germany's public worldwide broadcaster, advised that the church will "need to face up to the discussion about topics like changes in sexual morality, or the abol... [Full Article...]

Trudeau denies requesting meeting with Trump at UN

Trudeau denies requesting meeting with Trump at UN The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest in more than two weeks against the USA greenback early on Thursday. "That's the motherlode, that's the big one". Hassan Yussuff, a Canadian labour leader who sits on the government's NAFTA advisory panel, chalked up Trump's comments to "bluster" and said a NAFTA deal is actually "pretty well close to getting done". [Full Article...]

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo You know why? Because I've had a lot of charges made against me. It's nearly as if, over time, the Me Too movement was co-opted by Democrats desperate to find any reason to oppose Trump and anyone associated with the president. The Fake News just doesn't understand, which is why he has to keep reminding everyone. Trump also talked fondly of the inflammatory words he and North Korean leader Kim... [Full Article...]

Danish police operation shuts major bridges, ferries to Sweden, Germany

Danish police operation shuts major bridges, ferries to Sweden, Germany The Great Belt Bridge in Denmark has been wholly closed to cars, while ferries and trains are also affected. Earlier, police briefly shut the Oresund bridge and tunnel - a near 16km road and rail link with Sweden that featured in the TV crime drama "The Bridge". [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake Will Vote For Kavanaugh

Blasey Ford identified as having been at the party who have said they were not. "Imagine a woman openly weeping like this on a national stage and still getting elected to the Supreme Court ". "If Senate Republicans proceed with his nomination, they will be prioritizing policy aims over a woman's report of an assault", the "America" editors wrote. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim

Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim Tennessee Sen . Lamar Alexander told Roll Call that Republican senators have been told to prepare for procedural votes on Saturday to allow a Monday cloture vote and a Tuesday confirmation vote. Describing the alleged assault, Ford also said she anxious that Kavanaugh might " accidentally " kill her. Both Kavanaugh and Judge have both vehemently denied the allegations. [Full Article...]

Quake measuring magnitude-7.5 strikes off Indonesia

The US Geological Survey said the strongest of two major quakes had a magnitudeof 7.5 and was centred at a depth of 10km about 56km northeast of the central Sulawesi town of Donggala. Earlier Friday, a 6.1 magnitude quake killed one person, injured several others and damaged dozens of homes, according to the AP. "Aftershock remains frequent. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh prepares for hearing after new accusations surface

Kavanaugh prepares for hearing after new accusations surface If he could nominate Founding Father George Washington , Democrats would vote against him because of his shady past, Trump argued, adding that the attacks on Kavanaugh are creating a chilling effect on potential nominees for the Supreme Court and other judicial seats. [Full Article...]

Pope hopes agreement with China will heal wounds, foster communion

Pope hopes agreement with China will heal wounds, foster communion In an eight-page message released on Wednesday, the pontiff said there was confusion among members of the underground Chinese church who felt abandoned by the Holy See and urged them to reconcile with the state-sponsored "patriotic association". [Full Article...]

SC verdict on Sabrimala case disappointing, says temple head priest

SC verdict on Sabrimala case disappointing, says temple head priest Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court , which hears only a few dozen cases every year, India's top court tackles a wide range issues from garbage dumping to women's empowerment. The administrative authority of the temple, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) said they accepted the ruling and that they would start work to implement it. [Full Article...]

Man busted for spying on defense contractors for China

Man busted for spying on defense contractors for China Court papers allege Ji in fact did have frequent contacts with Chinese intelligence officers on repeated trips back to China, and was directed to purchase background reports about eight naturalised U.S. After one of Ji's handlers was arrested, he met with U.S. undercover agents in April and May, and admitted to his work, which included collecting background checks, the affidavit said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia launches high-speed rail project

Saudi Arabia launches high-speed rail project It was launched by King Salman and to have five stations in total - Mecca, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdulaziz International Airport and Medina. The project is part of Saudi Arabia's recent appeal to tourists. Fatallah said further expansion could include connecting to a planned east-west train between the capital Riyadh and Jeddah. [Full Article...]

Trump tells United Nations that China seeks to interfere in midterm elections

Trump tells United Nations that China seeks to interfere in midterm elections China is the latest in a long line of countries being accused of meddling in USA elections . Instead, he zeroed in on China's propaganda efforts to flood the heartland with ads and statements against Trump's billions of dollars in punishing tariffs. [Full Article...]

Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh

Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she wrote the letter on her own without any input from outside advisors or attorneys. Just a few minutes in her written statement, the internet was already shaken. Some White House officials were not pleased with the questioning from Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, saying she did not effectively target the weak spots in Ford's narra... [Full Article...]


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