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At least 30 killed as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island

At least 30 killed as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island Palu, which is the capital of Central Sulawesi province and a city of more than 380,000 people, was strewn with debris from collapsed buildings. Disaster officials haven't released an official death toll but reports from three hospitals seen Saturday by The Associated Press listed 18 dead. [Full Article...]

Powerful natural disaster rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia

Powerful natural disaster rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia More than 600,000 people live in Palu and Donggala. Photographs from Palu, home to around 350,000 on the coast of Sulawesi island, showed partially covered bodies on the ground near the shore, the morning after tsunami waves as high as 1.5 metres (5 feet) slammed into the city. [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake to support Brett Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake to support Brett Kavanaugh Within minutes of the conclusion of the riveting Senate hearing, Republicans announced that the Judiciary Committee would meet Friday morning for a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Senator Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, reportedly supports Senator Flake's position that the full Senate vote needs to be delayed to allow the FBI to investigate Dr. [Full Article...]

In reversal, Trump directs supplemental FBI investigation, reiterates support for Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved , along party lines, the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - with a request that the FBI conduct an investigation into sexual assault allegations before the full Senate takes a vote. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con'

Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con' Things then got a bit weirder, as Trump congratulated her for the recent sale of Sky to ComCast, to which Thomas-Peter retorted: "Nothing to do with me". "These are false accusations in certain cases". Closing the press conference, Trump offered: "I always like to finish with a good one. He's never had any charges like this, I mean charges come up from 36 years ago that are totally unsubstantiat... [Full Article...]

Questioning Ford proves unusual job for veteran prosecutor

Questioning Ford proves unusual job for veteran prosecutor Ahead of the hearing, Republicans had argued they had hired the outside prosecutor, one who specialized in sexual assault cases, because such a topic was "complicated" and they didn't want to ask "insensitive" questions. "I found Mitchell to be very empathetic with sex abuse victims", said Joseph Reaves, a former reporter for The Arizona Republic who co-wrote a book about the Phoenix Diocese s... [Full Article...]

Two men claim responsibility Christine Blasey Ford assault

Two men claim responsibility Christine Blasey Ford assault Showing their own certainty, Republicans quickly scheduled a recommendation vote for Friday morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee , where they hold an 11-10 majority. He also provided the committee with detailed calendar pages listing in green-and-white squares the activities that filled his summer of 1982 when he was 17 years old - exams, movies, sports and plenty of parties. [Full Article...]

The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing

The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing According to her, both Kavanaugh and Mark Judge , a high school friend of Kavanaugh's who has been named by Christine Blasey Ford as having been present when Kavanaugh allegedly attempted to rape her, attended the party where Swetnick was allegedly attacked. [Full Article...]

Denmark manhunt over 'kidnapping' shuts links to Sweden, Germany

Denmark manhunt over 'kidnapping' shuts links to Sweden, Germany Bridges from Denmark's Zealand to the central island of Funen and to Sweden , as well as ferry crossings to Germany and Sweden, were closed, causing major traffic jams near bridges to Sweden and to the mainland. Copenhagen police spokesman Riad Tolba said police all over the country were involved in the manhunt. "There is no reason to be anxious". The police gave no explanation for the tempor... [Full Article...]

American Bar Association calls for renewed Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh

American Bar Association calls for renewed Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh I also found Kavanaugh to be believable. But Trump is expressing optimism, saying: "I'm sure it will all be very good". Blasey calmly testified before the committee on Thursday, questioned by sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was selected by GOP leaders because of the poor optics of showing the all-male Republican committee membership. [Full Article...]

Trump Says UN Was 'Laughing With Me', Not At Him

Trump Says UN Was 'Laughing With Me', Not At Him He continued, "The other issue that was brought up a couple of weeks before the UNGA was the special session in the Security Council that the United States was after holding, which Trump said it was on Iran ". The laughter erupted after Trump told the Assembly his Administration had "accomplished more than nearly any in the history of our country". The Trump remarks and crowd reaction drew poin... [Full Article...]

Trump denies United Nations diplomats laughed at him

Trump denies United Nations diplomats laughed at him The president protested that "As far as women [go], allegations can go the other way also". Kavanaugh strongly denies both claims . Thank you for signing up for the 5 Things to Know Newsletter. 'Again, the president's been clear, let them speak but let's also let Brett Kavanaugh speak and let's let him tell his side of the story before we allow allegations to determine his entire future, ' sh... [Full Article...]

Two GOP Swing Vote Senators Will Support Kavanaugh

Two GOP Swing Vote Senators Will Support Kavanaugh Graham, generally one of the jollier and more bipartisan of senators, blew his stack, denounced what he characterized as the "most unethical sham" he had ever seen, a Democratic plot to unfairly destroy Kavanaugh's reputation. As for the hearing with Ford on Thursday, Hill wasn't too optimistic it would be an improvement from her own hearing in 1991. Christine Blasey Ford said she was "terri... [Full Article...]

Powerful quakes rock Sulawesi in Indonesia, destroying homes

Powerful quakes rock Sulawesi in Indonesia, destroying homes The earlier quake destroyed some houses, killing one person and injuring at least 10 in Donggala, authorities said. A spokesman for Indonesia's geophysics agency says a powerful natural disaster in Sulawesi caused the tsunami, which struck after the agency had lifted a tsunami warning . [Full Article...]

US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations America Magazine, a leading Catholic publication, said Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court should be withdrawn . Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted that his confirmation process has become "national disgrace", saying the allegations have "destroyed my family" and sullied his reputation. [Full Article...]

Poilce foil terrorist attack in Netherlands, arrest seven

The alleged ring leader, a 34-year-old man from Iraq, wanted to carry out an attack at a large event to cause multiple casualties, a statement said. Police said the attackers meant to use suicide vests and Kalashnikov AK47s and to detonate a auto bomb at another location. [Full Article...]

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala I am thinking of going to the temple now that women are allowed . On the one hand, women are worshipped as goddesses, but there are restrictions on the other hand. In 2008, the LDF government had filed an affidavit before the apex court supporting the entry of women of all age groups to Sabarimala. "Historically women have been treated with inequality", said Dipak Misra , India's chief justice... [Full Article...]

Trump takes aim at China, Iran at UN Security Council

Trump takes aim at China, Iran at UN Security Council U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at a NY conference on September 25, said that he was "disturbed and indeed deeply disappointed" when he heard of the plan announced a day earlier after a high-level meeting between European and Iranian diplomats. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein Headed to the Woodshed? Trump Postponses Showdown for Now

Rod Rosenstein Headed to the Woodshed? Trump Postponses Showdown for Now Appearing to offer support for the deputy attorney general, Trump said Rosenstein told him that he did not discuss invoking the 25th Amendment a year ago while offering to wear a wire to gather evidence of the president's erratic behavior following the abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

UK's May tells ministers to hold their nerve over Brexit

UK's May tells ministers to hold their nerve over Brexit Sterling gained 0.2 percent to trade at 89.14 pence per euro. They say a better option would be a general election and a Labour government . A game of chance is being played out at the main British opposition Labor Party Conference in Liverpool Tuesday that could determine whether their leader Jeremy Corbyn will be getting the keys to 10 Downing Street sooner than expected. [Full Article...]


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