• Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump

    Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump

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    The claim lawsuit was filed when Trump tweeted that Daniels' claims of being intimidated to stay quiet about their alleged affair was a "total con job ". The tweet was in response to the Monday decision by a federal judge to dismiss Daniels' defamation suit against Trump. Daniels said she was paid $130,000 in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about the alleged one-time sexual encounter with Trump.
  • The Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry debate, explained

    The Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry debate, explained

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    Tuesday morning, Trump responded to the results on Twitter, saying she was an "amazing con" and a " complete and total fraud ". Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) weighed in on what a DNA test could potentially reveal about his ancestry on Tuesday's "Fox & Friends", awkwardly quipping: "I'll probably be Iranian".
  • Five Koreans Among Nine Killed in Himalayas in Nepal

    Five Koreans Among Nine Killed in Himalayas in Nepal

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    Nepali climbing guide Lakma Sherpa, who was assisting another Korean climber, said they were forced to return after the 77-year-old climber fell ill three hours before reaching the base camp on Thursday. Seoul's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that Kim Chang-ho was among the dead but has not yet disclosed the names of the four other South Koreans.
  • 'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

    'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

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    Hurricane Leslie had formed on 23 September but was downgraded to a tropical storm before it made landfall. MUCH of Spain is on full alert as Hurricane Leslie is expected to track across the county in a northeasterly direction either as a storm or tropical depression.
  • Los Angeles Celebrates First-Ever Indigenous Peoples Day

    Los Angeles Celebrates First-Ever Indigenous Peoples Day

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    But this year , the capital city's offices will remain open, and instead close on Veterans Day , which falls on November 12. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since the 1930s, but as of 2015, less than half of USA states had moved to give their employees a paid day off on the day.
  • Possible Faulty Part Prompts Pentagon to Ground F-35s

    Possible Faulty Part Prompts Pentagon to Ground F-35s

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    The inspection of the fuel tubes is already underway, and expected to be completed within 24 to 48 hours, Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the Pentagon's Joint Program Office, told Task & Purpose. But Israel's air force chief, Maj. The United States and foreign nations who have bought the joint-strike fighter are now flying more than 340 of the jets, but plan to purchase thousands of the planes in the coming years.
  • Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power

    Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power

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    Gary White, NRW's Duty Tactical Manager, said: "The current forecasted rain could cause flooding this week, especially in south and west Wales, and we are urging people to prepare themselves". Met Eireann has issued an orange storm warning predicting gusts of between 100 and 130km/h. Lough Atalia rd, Salthill and associated roads from the entrance to Mutton Island to Threadneedle rd, Inbound Slip Lane on the Dublin rd, Eyre Square (Meyrick Hotel), Dock Road, Victoria Place, Queen Street, ...
  • Mnuchin Says U.S. Markets ‘Correction’ Is Not Very Surprising

    Mnuchin Says U.S. Markets ‘Correction’ Is Not Very Surprising

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    Trump renewed his charge that past presidents Obama and George W. Bush "let China get out of control" through the massive United States imports of manufactured goods. The U.S. Treasury chief and People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang extensively discussed currency issues on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali .
  • Air India 737 makes emergency landing after hitting wall on takeoff

    Air India 737 makes emergency landing after hitting wall on takeoff

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    According to USA Today , the pilot and copilot, who have over 6,500 hours of flight experience combined, have been grounded and an investigation is underway. Realising the trouble and danger, the ATC alerted the Air Indian Express authorities and the Mumbai Airport. The pilot in command, Captain D Ganesh Babu, has a flying experience on the B 737 aircraft of 3600 hours while the First Officer, Captain Anurag, has an experience of almost 3000 hours on the B 737.
  • Natural disaster in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640

    Natural disaster in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640

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    Sutopo Purwo Nugroho , spokesman for Indonesia's disaster agency, said those who had not been found by Thursday would be listed as missing, presumed dead. But the trickle of worldwide aid to Palu and local efforts to help the survivors have accelerated in recent days. He said security will be necessary for economic activity to resume.
  • Bulgarian man detained in Germany over rape and murder of journalist

    Bulgarian man detained in Germany over rape and murder of journalist

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    Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said that there was no evidence to link her murder with her work and no information of anyone threatening her, that the case is about "rape and murder". The body of Viktoria Marinova , 30, was discovered in Ruse, northern Bulgaria , on Saturday October 6. Marinova had been investigating alleged fraud into EU-funded infrastructure projects linked to the authorities and big businesses.
  • Rand gains on Tito Mboweni's appointment as SA finance minister

    Rand gains on Tito Mboweni's appointment as SA finance minister

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    Nene's fall from grace came after he admitted to an anti-graft inquiry that he met members of the Gupta family at their home six times, contradicting statements in an earlier interview that he only encountered them at public events. He is urging those ministers and other senior officials to follow Mr. Nene's example by volunteering to give testimony at the national inquiry into corruption so that their conduct can be reviewed.
  • Saudi Controversies Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

    Saudi Controversies Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

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    Investigators have made no claims about where Khashoggi's remains may be, and some police units continue to believe there is not enough evidence to state authoritatively that the 59-year-old is dead. "We export as much as two barrels for any barrel that disappeared from Iran recently", Prince Mohammed said. "It's not free armament". "Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and America, we've bought everything with money ".
  • Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married at family’s ME compound

    Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married at family’s ME compound

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    Only 20 members of Barbara's family witnessed her simple yet romantic ceremony, according to PEOPLE , but the guest list contained some major political icons. And we've been long-distance for most of it - he's been in LA and I've been in NY - but we've gotten to spend a lot of time together", the bride said, according to People .
  • Israeli military in pursuit of deadly Palestinian attacker

    Israeli military in pursuit of deadly Palestinian attacker

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    P.A. TV's Israel Affairs expert Fayez Abbas accused Israel of incitement for defining the murder as a Palestinian terror attack, asserting falsely, that there were doubts about the motive for the murder. "Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians work side by side at Barkan, an industrial zone in the West Bank that includes some 160 factories". The IDF later identified the assailant as Mr Naalwa, a Palestinian from the village of Shuwaika, north of Tulkarm, who worked at the factory as an ...
  • US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya

    US First Lady Melania Trump concludes two-day visit to Kenya

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    On Friday, Ms Trump was told she had made a "silly sartorial choice" by wearing a pith helmet while on safari in Kenya. It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters on a variety of topics.
  • Michael now a hurricane headed for Florida Panhandle

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    Locally, the Tampa Bay area could experience storm surge, thunderstorms as early as Monday night that could total 1-3 inches of rain — with possible localized flooding — and strong winds over the next few days. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Scott said Sunday after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center.
  • Turkey calls in Saudi envoy over missing journalist case

    Turkey calls in Saudi envoy over missing journalist case

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    A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2018. But Turkish officials believe the journalist is being detained in the embassy. " According to the information we have, this person who is a Saudi citizen is still at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul", Ibrahim Kalin said.
  • Shahbaz Sharif arrested by NAB

    Shahbaz Sharif arrested by NAB

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    Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will preside over the meeting, which will be his first political activity after the death of his spouse Kulsoom Nawaz (Sept 11) and his release along with his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar from the Adiala jail on Sept 19 when a two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences in the Avenfield reference.
  • Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

    Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

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    One woman wiped tears from her eyes while mouthing the words as the voices rang out in unison. The Indonesian government previously allowed tsunami survivors to take food and other basic supplies from grocery stores to temporarily support their lives after the tsunami while aids were being delivered to them.
  • United States indicts seven Russian spies in ‘doping scandal hack’

    United States indicts seven Russian spies in ‘doping scandal hack’

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    Today, the United Kingdom and its allies can expose a campaign by the GRU , the Russian military intelligence service, of indiscriminate and reckless cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport. Attorney Scott Brady. The GRU, Britain said, was nearly certainly behind the BadRabbit and World Anti-Doping Agency hacking attacks of 2017, the hack of the US Democratic National Committee in 2016 and the theft of emails from a UK-based TV station in 2015.
  • China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

    China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

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    Interpol president Meng Hongwei has been detained in China for questioning as part of an investigation against him, a media report said Saturday, a day after he was reported missing in his native country. Roderic Broadhurst, a professor of criminology at Australian National University, said Meng's disappearance was "bizarre" and would be "pretty disconcerting" for people in global bodies that work with China, and could ultimately damage China's efforts to develop cooperative legal ...
  • Missing Saudi journalist sparks backlash from US

    Missing Saudi journalist sparks backlash from US

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    His disappearance and reported murder in Istanbul "sends a petrifying signal to peaceful dissidents and critics that they are at risk even outside the country, and that the authorities are targeting them one by one wherever they can do so", said Lynn Maalouf, the director of Middle East Research at Amnesty International.
  • China, US in row over warship’s movement

    China, US in row over warship’s movement

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2018. The two countries have imposed increasingly severe rounds of tariffs on each other's imports. trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China". The plan, derived from the National Defense Strategy and assertions that the United States is once again in an age of great power competition with Russian Federation and China, is ...
  • Turkey asks Germany to return 136 people with alleged terror links: Hurriyet

    Turkey asks Germany to return 136 people with alleged terror links: Hurriyet

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    Mr Erdogan on Saturday in Cologne also inaugurated a new mosque - seen as a symbol of the integration of three million people of Turkish origin in Germany - although the resonance was undermined by the absence of key German politicians. The attorney representing an evangelical Christian pastor from North Carolina who is jailed in Turkey said he plans to petition the country's highest court for his client's release.
  • Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close

    Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close

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    Reacting to Mr Johnson's speech, former Brexit minister Steve Baker said he was "very proud to be there to listen to it". The former foreign secretary's flying visit to Birmingham comes after he publicly branded Theresa May's Brexit plans "deranged" and then appeared to mock her by being photographed running through a wheatfield.
  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations

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    Harcourt said they signed out of concern about a rush to judgment, in the belief that for the Senate to elevate Kavanaugh "without full information and deliberation to the Supreme Court would undermine the respect owed" to the institution. Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. If all the Democrats oppose Kavanaugh, Trump can not afford to lose the support of more than one Republican for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote.
  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

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    Arizona's Jeff Flake tells NBC's " Today " show that Trump's remarks were "kind of appalling". Trump's comments on Tuesday were just the latest instance of the President expressing concern about the public outcry resulting from the allegations against Kavanaugh and the impact on other men.
  • Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

    Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

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    President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh . Bromwich tweeted. "She is a remarkable profile in courage". At a rally later in Southaven, Mississippi, Mr Trump mocked last week's Senate testimony by Prof Christine Blasey Ford , without mentioning her by name.
  • US First Lady Melania Trump arrives for solo tour of Ghana

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    She toured wings of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, including an older part of the hospital and a newer facility, and passed out teddy bears wrapped in blankets. I'd like to take a moment and thank the First Lady of Ghana for being with us today. In addition to Ghana, she is due to visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt before returning to Washington early on October 7.
  • US, Canada reach trilateral trade pact with Mexico to replace NAFTA

    US, Canada reach trilateral trade pact with Mexico to replace NAFTA

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    They had said a bilateral agreement would move forward without Canada, which had entered into tough negotiations with the United States in recent weeks. "It's super depressing that dairies that were forced out of the market earlier won't get to necessarily reap the benefits of this, but we're super excited for us as individuals, but also because we're a family dairy, there looks to be a future for our children", Elsinger said.
  • Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

    Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

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    ABC News reporter, Cecilia Vega , who was called on President Donald Trump at some point in the interview, was slammed by the US President who claimed she in "shock" by the very fact that she was called on to ask him a question, and that she does not think.
  • Boy attacked by shark while diving for lobsters in California

    Boy attacked by shark while diving for lobsters in California

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    They quickly realized the teen was suffering from serious bite injuries and bleeding badly. Chad Hammel was diving nearby for lobsters with his two friends when he suddenly heard the boy "scream ". However, he said that as a precaution, area beaches are closed for 48 hours and they're asking people not to go into the water until it's deemed safe.
  • Lindsey Graham defends Kavanaugh in fiery, emotional speech

    Lindsey Graham defends Kavanaugh in fiery, emotional speech

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    BRETT KAVANAUGH'S own endurance was.lacking, to put it mildly. "This is not a job interview", Graham told him. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said. Imagine, for one second, if Blasey had responded with the same snide sarcasm. Last month, she tweeted that voting for Brett Kavanaugh is a vote "to kill women". Not the rage of a petulant, entitled frat boy, or the anger of America's dinosaur elder statesmen facing a hiccup in what they thought was a slam-dunk nomination.
  • 1 confirmed dead after plane crash in Pacific lagoon

    1 confirmed dead after plane crash in Pacific lagoon

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    The airline said everyone safely evacuated the aircraft, but now says one man had died . Air Niugini said in a statement Monday that the four are in stable condition at a Chuuk island hospital and would soon be taken to Guam for further treatment.
  • Clock ticks down on potential Sunday NAFTA deadline

    Clock ticks down on potential Sunday NAFTA deadline

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    Trump complained about the behavior of Canadian officials, and said he rejected a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , although Trudeau's office said no meeting was planned. When that text is finally released, it would be advisable to evaluate it in relation to the progressive principles outlined in the Trade: time for a new vision The Alternative Trade Mandate report .