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The first wave of rescuers and emergency aid arrived yesterday in Palu , Central Sulawesi , as the Indonesian province begins to count its losses after it was hit by a 7.4-magnitude quake a day earlier. The quake was followed by a tsunami with an estimated wave height of 10 feet, reports the BBC . A powerful natural disaster rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two ...
  • South Korea at United Nations urges world to 'respond positively' to North Korea

    South Korea at United Nations urges world to 'respond positively' to North Korea

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    If it takes two years, three years or five months - doesn't matter". "I think Donald Trump would attack North Korea", said Cho, who runs two other naengmyeon restaurants in New York City. As he begins the sequel to his stormy United Nations debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.
  • A rundown of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

    A rundown of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

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    The way the hearing will unfurl was revealed Tuesday after CNN obtained details of the format for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, in which both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will testify publicly. Ford has said she doesn't know the exact date or location of the party. She claims she witnessed Kavanaugh and Judge do this so women could be "gang-raped" by a "train" of boys that, she says, included Kavanaugh and Judge.
  • Flake Announces He Will Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh

    Flake Announces He Will Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh

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    Flake's call for an FBI investigation into Ford's allegations of assault against Kavanaugh puts a confirmation that was all but certain in peril, and it looked an terrible lot like it was those two women's shouts that got him to change his mind.
  • Key Senators Face Intense Pressure to Decide the Kavanaugh Vote

    Key Senators Face Intense Pressure to Decide the Kavanaugh Vote

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    Kavanaugh has denied Swetnick's allegations, calling them "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". Flake voted with the Republicans to advance Kavanaugh out of committee moments later, but said he would not vote to confirm him on the Senate floor unless the Democrats were granted their request for an additional delay.
  • Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in SC

    Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in SC

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    The jet was based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort about 4 miles (6 kilometers) west of the crash site at Little Barnwell Island, the station said in a news release. According to a Marine spokesman, the fifth-generation jet crashed one day after it flew its first combat mission in Afghanistan. The F-35B is the most expensive of three variants of the F-35, which also include the F-35A conventional take-off and landing version, and the F-35C, used aboard aircraft carriers.
  • How to Watch the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Live

    How to Watch the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Live

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    Kavanaugh, who has denied all allegations , also faces sexual misconduct accusations from two other women. The results were sent to counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee by Ford's attorneys in advance of Thursday's hearing, when both Kavanaugh and Ford will testify about the allegations.
  • Significant Danish Police Operation Cuts Off Copenhagen Island From Sweden and Germany

    Significant Danish Police Operation Cuts Off Copenhagen Island From Sweden and Germany

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    The police search for the vehicle is so intense that the licence plate and description of the auto was, as of Friday afternoon, the headline of the lead story of Denmark's best selling newspaper the Berlingske . Jens Genders, a spokesman for the Öresund Bridge Consortium (Øresundsbron), confirmed the closure and said it was done "at the request of police". The bridges and ferries were reportedly closed to ensure that the Swedish-registered vehicle could not leave the island.
  • Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

    Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

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    So when I see it, I view it differently than somebody sitting home watching television where they say oh, Judge Kavanaugh this or that. 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.
  • US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

    US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

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    When the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham lost his temper during his time to question Kavanaugh . "I was, you know, underneath one of them while the two laughed", she said . The magazine's reversal is significant given Kavanaugh has repeatedly cited his Roman Catholic faith and his years as a student at the Jesuit-run Georgetown Prep school in Maryland.
  • Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me

    Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me

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    He also announced new sanctions on oil and gas slated to begin on November 4, which he said will be "tougher than ever before to counter the range of Iran's malign conduct" in the region, especially in Syria. "They needed cash. We gave it to them". "We do not wish to increase tensions - none of the above". "They respect what I've done". Rouhani also said "America must think again about her presence in the region, in the Persian Gulf, in the Sea of Oman, in Afghanistan, in Iraq and other ...
  • Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

    Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

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    Kavanaugh, testifying second, forcefully denied the accusation and said he's never sexually assaulted anyone. Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happens to me'. Now, senators grilling Supreme Court nominees about the definition of "devil's triangle" and "boofing", whether they ever whipped out their genitals during a dorm party, and the true meaning of "Beach Week Ralph Club".let's just say it's not among America's proudest moments.
  • Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake

    Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake

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    Indonesia was struck by a very strong magnitude 7.5 quake on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering the national disaster agency to issue a tsunami warning that was later lifted. The first quake was a magnitude 6.1. "We advise people to remain in safe areas". Based on initial reports, "many buildings" collapsed due to the 7.7 magnitude quake, he said.
  • Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

    Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

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    Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, told Blasey Ford he found her testimony "powerful and credible". Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted that his confirmation process has become "national disgrace", saying the allegations have "destroyed my family" and sullied his reputation.
  • Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple

    Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple

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    CJI Misra who wrote the verdict for himself and Justice AM Khanwilkar said , "Dualistic approach in religions results in lowering dignity of women.The rule violates the right of woman to worship and practise religion". It is a matter of personal faith and India is a land of diverse faiths. Priti Gandhi, BJP's national in-charge of social media, said she will uphold the age-old traditional practice of not entering the temple and will even advice her daughter to follow the same.