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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 832

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 832 Nugroho, the disaster agency spokesman, said waves were reported as high as 6 metres (20 feet) in some places. Palu, which has a population of more than 380,000, was strewn with debris from collapsed buildings. Footage shot from drones and supplied by the Star newspaper shows the damage. "We grieve with our Indonesian brothers and sisters and stand hand in hand with them in praying for all... [Full Article...]

Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria

Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria The remaining five countries have tried to keep the deal afloat. It has long used that policy to rebuke other countries that criticize its record on human rights. Shoigu also said Russian Federation would be blocking satellite navigation, airborne radar, and communication systems of combat aviation in the eastern Mediterranean, which could prevent Israel from carrying out strikes off the Syrian ... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia

Natural disaster jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia He said families were reported missing and communications and power supplies were disrupted. 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. [Full Article...]

Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil

Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil In one of the most striking videos from protests outside the public hearings on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, two women cornered Republican Senator Jeff Flake on an elevator to make an emotional plea for him to reconsider his position on the Supreme Court nominee. [Full Article...]

Powerful Typhoon Trami hits Japan, injuring dozens

Powerful Typhoon Trami hits Japan, injuring dozens Some businesses were already putting up shutters and hunkering down. Churning north across Okinawa on Saturday, Trami is predicted to move across the islands of Kyushu and the main island of Honshu on Sunday, a path similar to that taken by typhoon Jebi early in September. [Full Article...]

US Closes Consulate In Basra, Citing Iran-Backed Violence

US Closes Consulate In Basra, Citing Iran-Backed Violence Iran began to gain influence in Iraq, however, following the 2003 U.S. invasion and overthrow of the government in Baghdad. "Given the increasing and specific threats and incitement to attack our personnel and facilities in Iraq, I have directed that an appropriate temporary relocation of diplomatic personnel in Iraq take place", Pompeo said as he held a flurry of meetings with foreign coun... [Full Article...]

Kirk Forecast To Weaken To Tropical Depression

Kirk Forecast To Weaken To Tropical Depression The NWS said the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 63.6 West. As a result, the tropical storm warning has been discontinued for Dominica. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (80 kph) and was moving ahead at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). The National Hurricane Center said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells gene... [Full Article...]

Next battle in war over Brett Kavanaugh: FBI probe

Next battle in war over Brett Kavanaugh: FBI probe The background check is the latest twist in a drama that has gripped the Capitol for the past two weeks, since a Northern California research psychologist named Christine Blasey Ford alleged that a young Mr. Swetnik said in a sworn statement this week that she knew Kavanaugh in high school and was raped by such a group at a party where Kavanaugh and Judge were present. [Full Article...]

'It Is My Civic Duty': Christine Blasey Ford's Determined Defense

'It Is My Civic Duty': Christine Blasey Ford's Determined Defense Christine Blasey Ford will testify Thursday that a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "drastically altered my life" and that she was too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone about the details at the time. According to the examiner's report from the August 7 polygraph, Ford said that Kavanaugh allegedly covering her mouth with his hand was "the most terrifying for her" an... [Full Article...]

Major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia

Major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia The footage going viral online shows a huge two-metre wave roaring towards beachfront houses in the country's Palu region. He also said Palu's airport was closed due to damage from the quake. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the second quake at a strong 7.5, after first saying it was 7.7. Officials say that waters have since receded, but have confirmed that some families are mis... [Full Article...]

China attempting to interfere with 2018 USA election

China attempting to interfere with 2018 USA election China's foreign minister said his country does not interfere in any other nation's internal affairs. President Donald Trump accused Beijing of seeking to disrupt the US midterm elections and steer votes in key battleground states toward Democratic candidates seeking to regain control of the House and Senate after years in the political wilderness. [Full Article...]

Senate panel rejects call to subpoena witness; Kavanaugh vote to proceed

Senate panel rejects call to subpoena witness; Kavanaugh vote to proceed Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him", Judge's lawyer Barbara Van Gelder told CNBC via email. In her testimony Thursday, Ford said that Judge watched Kavanaugh assault her and "seemed ambivalent"-"at times urging Brett on and at times telling him to stop". [Full Article...]

These Republican governors want Senate to delay vote on Kavanaugh

These Republican governors want Senate to delay vote on Kavanaugh On Wednesday a third woman came forward with explosive allegations, saying she witnessed sexually abusive behavior by Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing earlier this month was marred by dozens of protesters interrupting the hearing even before Ford's allegation became public. [Full Article...]

Legal Experts and Yale Friends Believe Kavanaugh Committed Perjury

Legal Experts and Yale Friends Believe Kavanaugh Committed Perjury Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time ", Kavanaugh said in his opening remarks. "I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago", Ms. There were many questions put to Kavanaugh about his drinking during his youth. Swisher said she's skeptical of Kavanaugh's testimony because he lied about his drinking. [Full Article...]

India at UN: Pakistan is Harboring Terrorists

India at UN: Pakistan is Harboring Terrorists India has requested a "Right to Reply" in response to the allegations levelled by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his speech at the United nations General Assembly ( UNGA ). Extenal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday reiterating India's demand for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN General Assembly. [Full Article...]

EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran

EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran He also referenced the European Union's plan for an Iranian payments channel, accusing Brussels of being strong on rhetoric and weak on follow-through. "The ongoing, multinational, multicontinental nature of Iranian malign activity leaves no room for inaction or indecision". The other parties to the deal, under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relie... [Full Article...]

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic. Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning following the massive 7.5 magnitude quake on Friday, which triggered the tsunami . Only last month, another series of quakes had hit several other islands, resulting in a substantial death toll. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is f... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to Boulder woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to Boulder woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct President Donald Trump himself told NBC News that FBI investigators have "free reign" in their background check. Flake's vote to delay was supported by two other Republican moderates, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, both of whom have not announced whether they will support Kavanaugh . [Full Article...]

Women confront Sen. Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote on elevator

Women confront Sen. Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote on elevator Please prove us wrong, Jeff Flake , and put an end to this. "Look at me when I'm talking to you", she says. Flake, looking stricken, nodded his head and looked at her. However, another subject will surely loom over the event: The future of Kavanaugh's nomination. Procedural votes were expected to begin Saturday, which would have set Kavanaugh up for a final vote early next week. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Sabrimala case on Friday

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Sabrimala case on Friday A five-judge bench struck down the religious ban on women aged 10 to 50 from entering the temple in southern Kerala state, ruling it to be discriminatory and arguing that women should be able to pray at the place of their choice. Disappointed with Supreme Court's verdict, Sabarimala head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru said he would accept it anyhow. Justice Chandrachud said religion can not be use... [Full Article...]


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