• Tsunami, not collapsed buldings, killed most quake victims in Palu: BNPB
Tsunami, not collapsed buldings, killed most quake victims in Palu: BNPB

Local residents say there is still no evacuation underway in Palu. Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach of the city of Palu on Friday when waves up to six meters (18 feet) high smashed ashore just on dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path.

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  • Women of all ages can enter Sabarimala temple
Women of all ages can enter Sabarimala temple

The only restriction, he said, was on menstruating women offering prayers at the temple in strict adherence to "the unique tantric character of the presiding deity". notions of rationality can not be brought into religion", said Malhotra. In the ruling, Justice Chandrachud criticised this diktat, saying: "The ban says presence of women deviates f...

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  • America had no achievements at UN General Assembly: Hassan Rouhani
America had no achievements at UN General Assembly: Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani downplayed the sharp words from the U.S. administration, including a warning Tuesday by Trump's national security advisor, John Bolton, that Iran would have "hell to pay" if it crosses the United States. Trump assailed Russian Federation and Iran for backing President Bashar al-Assad in his brutal war in Syria, saying: "The Syrian regim...

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  • ABC chair resigns over Australian political interference claims
ABC chair resigns over Australian political interference claims

Hours before Milne's resignation, the communications minister, Mitch Fifield , indicated that Milne no longer had the support of the government. Milne, who was appointed by the conservative government a year ago and is a friend of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull , said he had quit for the good the corporation.

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  • Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel
Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel

Questions for Ford will be aimed at giving her a chance to explain herself. In testimony prepared for Thursday's Senate hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he's never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

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  • India's Supreme Court overturns 158-year-old British colonial law banning adultery
India's Supreme Court overturns 158-year-old British colonial law banning adultery

But that case, which was to have been filed by the lover's wife, is no longer valid with the court decriminalising adultery. In Somalia, Islamist Shabaab militants often carry out stonings of women for adultery. "For a man to be convicted for adultery is very rare because the crime has to be proved conclusively beyond doubt in the court". Like ...

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  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a development that further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

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  • France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech
France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech

After missing his initial time slot at the annual New York City summit of world leaders due to tardiness, Trump kicked off his morning speech by patting himself on the back for what he considers a job well done. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded by accusing the Trump administration of violating the rules of worldwide law and "state o...

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  • Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Four Declarations Claiming to Corroborate Allegation
Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Four Declarations Claiming to Corroborate Allegation

He also expressed regret that both Ford and Kavanaugh have received death threats, and disdain from some in both parties in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Kavanaugh will be confirmed, saying, "I'm confident we're going to win".

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  • Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area
Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Slight shower chance late. High temperatures will be fickle today; the seasonably cool lower 70s farther north with much warmer air farther south thanks to that warm front. WEDNESDAY | Rain and storm chances mainly early. Mixed but dry skies are in the forecast for Thursday with a high of 19 C and low of 9 C. The weekend is expected to be ...

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  • Mossad head flies to USA with Netanyahu to discuss Russian Federation crisis
Mossad head flies to USA with Netanyahu to discuss Russian Federation crisis

The Russian Defense Ministry accused Israeli pilots of using the Russian plane as a cover, which diverted the Syrian missile aimed at an Israeli warplane, while Israel denied the accusation. It fires missiles from trucks and is created to shoot down military aircraft and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. Last week's downing has put Rus...

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  • USA 'dream' of halting Iran's oil exports won't come true: minister
USA 'dream' of halting Iran's oil exports won't come true: minister

The website of Iran's oil ministry, Shana.ir, quotes Bijan Zangeneh as saying the "US dream of getting Iran's oil exports (effectively) to zero won't come true". Highlighting just how hard it will be for the Europeans to come up with concrete solutions, French state-owned bank Bpifrance on Monday abandoned its plan to set up a financial mechanism...

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  • Russian Federation to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system
Russian Federation to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. "According to information of our military experts, the reason [behind the downing] was premeditated actions by Israeli pilots which certainly can not but harm our relations", Kremlin spokesman Dmitr...

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  • Trump defends court nominee as Republican press for confirmation
Trump defends court nominee as Republican press for confirmation

Vice President Mike Pence calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials". US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed Monday to press forward with his confirmation hearings amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations .

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  • Navy commander Abhilash Tomy rescued, in conscious state
Navy commander Abhilash Tomy rescued, in conscious state

Cdr Tomy suffered a severe back injury after the mast of his boat, Thuriya , was broken last Friday, due to extremely rough weather and sea conditions, while participating in the historic GGR 2018 that commenced on July 1, 2018. If all goes well, he will be rescued and transferred to an Australian naval ship which sailed from Perth to the locat...

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  • White officer who fatally shot black neighbour fired by Dallas police
White officer who fatally shot black neighbour fired by Dallas police

Amber Guyger , the Texas police officer who shot and killed neighbor Botham Jean in his Dallas apartment earlier this month, was reportedly fired Monday as she faces manslaughter charges. Lee Merritt , an attorney for Jean's family, also slammed the investigation into the shooting, saying officials were seeking evidence to discredit Jean.

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  • IRGC General: Devastating Response Awaiting Ahvaz Attack Terrorists
IRGC General: Devastating Response Awaiting Ahvaz Attack Terrorists

The Islamic State (Isil) has claimed responsibility for the shooting but so has an Arab separatist group within Iran , known as the Ahvaz National Resistance. President Donald Trump himself often offers quick responses on Twitter to suspected terrorist attacks, especially those that appear to have been perpetrated by the Islamic State extremist ...

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  • All US imports from China could be hit with tariffs - Goldman
All US imports from China could be hit with tariffs - Goldman

Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in American goods were set to go into effect soon after, the finance ministry announced last week. "We are going to win it", Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the trade war on "Fox News Sunday".

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  • Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House
Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House

Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, verbally resigned to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly , the report said, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the matter. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Mueller probe as a " witch hunt " created to delegitimize his election victory and undermine his presidency. The 25th Ame...

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  • 'Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India,' says PM Khan
'Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India,' says PM Khan

The MEA spokesperson referred to the "killing of Indian security forces" allegedly by "Pakistani entities" and Islamabad's decision to release stamps allegedly "glorifying terrorists" as the reasons behind the cancellation of talks. "The letter from the Prime Minister of Pakistan had spoken of. bringing a positive change and mutual desire for p...

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  • How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing
How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Asked if she believes Ford's account, Kessinger responded, "I believe that something may have happened to this woman ... but I don't believe Brett Kavanaugh committed those allegations". The lawyers said Ford was opposed to being questioned by outside counsel, according to Politico . But he also called for Ford's voice to be heard: "With all of ...

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  • Willing to testify on new date: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee
Willing to testify on new date: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee

Democratic senators, pointing to the highly-charged Anita Hill hearings in October 1991, have defended Ford's request to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation do its own probe before she testifies. For Republicans dealing with the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , his hearing is becoming increasingly c...

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  • Infants Among 5 People Stabbed at New York City Daycare
Infants Among 5 People Stabbed at New York City Daycare

The three infants stabbed were girls ranging in three days to one month old. The 52-year-old suspect, who has not been named by police, was revived after responding New York Police Department (NYPD) applied a tourniquet on her arm. "We have seen some paperwork indicating that it is a day care", Holmes said, adding the documents "indicated that ...

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  • Trump questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser, lashes out at Democrats
Trump questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser, lashes out at Democrats

The two appeared before a special Judiciary Committee hearing, told their separate stories , and Thomas ultimately was confirmed, 52-48. In the meantime, the Senate panel has also reached out to Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge , whom Ford says was in the room during the alleged incident.

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  • Grassley Says Monday Hearing Not Likely Without Kavanaugh Accuser
Grassley Says Monday Hearing Not Likely Without Kavanaugh Accuser

Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also again attacked Democrats for waiting until the most "politically damaging" moment to reveal Christine Blasey Ford's allegations , saying it "reeks of opportunism". "It is both extremely disturbing and a grave insult to women in ME and across the country that Senator Collins is buying into...

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  • Trump Underestimates Sahara: Just 'Build a Wall!' to Block Migrants
Trump Underestimates Sahara: Just 'Build a Wall!' to Block Migrants

The U.S. -Mexico border is approximately 2,000 miles wide. An audio file obtained by CNN noted that the minister impersonated Trump's voice as he said: "You need to build a wall around the Sahara", referring to Trump's statement. However, if Spain was to build a wall as suggested by Mr Trump, it would be complicated by the fact that it would ...

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  • More than 60 dead as Mangkhut continues into southern China
More than 60 dead as Mangkhut continues into southern China

About 291,000 were forced to flee their homes as the storm tore across the island of Luzon, an agricultural area in the archipelago's far north, with winds gusting up to 158 miles per hour, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. The workers used pikes and shovels to dig into the mud Monday morning, with the use of heavy equipment limited on the soak...

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  • Foreign reaction to the Pyeongyang Joint Agreement
Foreign reaction to the Pyeongyang Joint Agreement

The North and South Korean militaries also agreed to "preclude the use of military force under any circumstance", pledging to resolve all issues that might result in conflict in a peaceful manner. ④ The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of prevention of epidemics, public health and medical care, including emergency measures to...

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  • Pompeo Re-emphasizes Importance of Sanctions on N. Korea
Pompeo Re-emphasizes Importance of Sanctions on N. Korea

The worldwide front forged by 2017 to the united nations against the nuclear and missile programs of North Korea crashed on Monday with accusations of "cheating" and "lies" that are exchanged between Americans and Russians in the security Council.

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  • 'Decision' Would Follow 'Credible' Kavanaugh Accuser Testimony
'Decision' Would Follow 'Credible' Kavanaugh Accuser Testimony

On Wednesday morning, he told reporters that the "FBI really doesn't do that" when asked if he believes the bureau should open a probe into the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations. "It's a process, and we all feel - speaking for all of the Republicans - we feel that we want to go through this process and we want to give everybody a chance to s...

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  • Hearing set for Monday on Kavanaugh assault accusation
Hearing set for Monday on Kavanaugh assault accusation

At the White House, President Trump said he wishes Democrats would not have waited to release the information. Less evident but significant nonetheless, Trump Jr. In July, Ford reached out to her congresswoman, Rep. Anna Eshoo, and Sen. Plus, the longer this nomination is held up, the longer the allegations could simmer, and the more trou...

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  • 'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes USA military base in Poland
'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes USA military base in Poland

The US now supplies most of the troops, about 900, for a rotating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation battalion in Poland as part of the alliance response to Russian intervention in Ukraine and Moscow's muscle-flexing along its western borders involving large-scale military exercises.

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  • The other big reason Paul Manafort could change everything
The other big reason Paul Manafort could change everything

Manafort went to great lengths to keep these lobbying activities secret, as well as to hide the fact that the European Parliament member in question was on Ukraine's payroll, according to the special counsel. The president has not revealed his thinking but spoke sympathetically throughout the trial of his onetime aide, at one point suggesting he h...

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  • Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Brett Kavanaugh
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

Ford , whose identity was unknown until Sunday, had sent a letter to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in July. Published reports and the alleged victim's recollection is that another Georgetown Prep student and friend of Kavanaugh's named Mark Judge was also present in the room during the alleged assault.

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  • Russian Federation military aircraft 'disappeared' off Syria during Israeli strikes
Russian Federation military aircraft 'disappeared' off Syria during Israeli strikes

A Russian military surveillance plane Ilyushin II- 20 aircraft went off the radar over the eastern Mediterranean sea which was 35 km (22 miles) away from the Syrian coast at 11 pm Moscow time, Russia's defence ministry said . USA and Israeli officials have said Iran and Hezbollah should end their armed presence in Syria. Israel is know t...

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  • ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use
ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use

Multiple government departments appealed and wanted weed use at home to remain illegal. Three cannabis users facing prosecution for consuming the drug have argued to the Constitutional Court that the prohibition of cannabis "intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres", breaching their constitutional rights.

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  • Kavanaugh Denies Allegations of Sexual Assault
Kavanaugh Denies Allegations of Sexual Assault

According to Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim , Foy said Sunday that the vote had not been rescheduled. "Professor Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard and Judge Kavanaugh deserves a chance to clear his name", Manchin said.

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  • Midwest Abandons Trump, Fueling Democratic Advantage For Control Of Congress
Midwest Abandons Trump, Fueling Democratic Advantage For Control Of Congress

And about a dozen Republican House members, facing tough re-election fights in the high-tax, Democratic-leaning states of New York , New Jersey and California, voted against their party's tax legislation past year. Starting in 2026, the cuts could cost the federal government about $165 billion annually in today's dollars, according to projection...

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  • Trump says Hurricane Maria death toll number was made up by Democrats
Trump says Hurricane Maria death toll number was made up by Democrats

Trump's baseless allegations came in a string of Thursday tweets rejecting the official tally that found the catastrophic storm resulted in nearly 3 ,000 deaths. Some Puerto Ricans are still without power. "[Three thousand] people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ", he wrote . "This study, commissioned by the Governm...

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  • Gladys Cherono beats Ruti,Dibaba to win women's race at Berlin Marathon
Gladys Cherono beats Ruti,Dibaba to win women's race at Berlin Marathon

But, at the 30km mark Kipchoge was 52 seconds ahead of WR pace and the magic 2:02:57 mark was within sight again. He has now won 11 out of 12 marathons he raced in, including at the Olympics. Berlin debutant Amos Kipruto came second in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 23 seconds, followed by a third Kenyan, former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang , w...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Opens Up About the Alleged Sexual Assault
Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Opens Up About the Alleged Sexual Assault

The Post reports Ford first contacted the paper in early July, several weeks before she wrote a confidential letter to Sen. The notes also say four boys attacked her - but Ford insists this was the therapist's mistake. "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", they said. "Sexual assault, in high school, fr...

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  • Kavanaugh’s Accuser Has Now Come Forward
Kavanaugh’s Accuser Has Now Come Forward

Speaking on CNN a few hours before the Post published its article, Democratic Sen. But if Republican leaders and the Trump team are confident they have enough votes to put Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land, there are ample reasons to think they will carry on with their plans.

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  • North Carolina coast feels Florence’s first blast of wind, rain
North Carolina coast feels Florence’s first blast of wind, rain

The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence's eye would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. If the storm makes landfall as a Category 2 , these winds will be damaging, sustained at up to 160km/h or so with higher gusts. The New York Times reported that Duke Energy, the Caro...

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  • Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic
Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic

Meanwhile, the US National Hurricane Centre said Hurricane Helene may be downgraded to a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday. 9/12/18 2 p.m.: Greater chance of tropical storm force wind speeds across Midlands with highest chances (60%-80%) in the eastern Midland...

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  • Neighborhoods evacuate; several homes destroyed
Neighborhoods evacuate; several homes destroyed

Massachusetts State Police tweeted that the fires broke out across a wide swath in the city of Lawrence and the town of North Andover . "It was very scary", she said . The town of 35,000 residents is about 26 miles north of Boston near the New Hampshire border. Massachusetts State Police (MSP) confirmed on Twitter that at least 70 loca...

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  • Manafort to take guilty plea, forfeit assets
Manafort to take guilty plea, forfeit assets

Still, Friday's move gives Mueller another successful conviction while allowing Manafort to avoid facing another costly public trial that this time focused on allegations that he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests.

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  • Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3000 as Democrat plot
Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3000 as Democrat plot

It's unclear why the water was never utilized but Ceiba Mayor Angel Cruz Ramos claims too much water was delivered at the wrong time. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he said in a tweet Thursday morning as Carolinians prepared to be pummeled by Hurricane Florence .

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  • NY mourns the victims of September 11th
NY mourns the victims of September 11th

Architect Paul Murdoch said he wanted visitors the crash site to have an emotional reaction when they come to the place where the flight slammed into earth after passengers and crew attacked the terrorists. September 11 still shapes American policy, politics and everyday experiences in places from airports to office buildings, even if it's less of ...

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  • Vijay Mallya extradition case: Judge reserves verdict for December 10
Vijay Mallya extradition case: Judge reserves verdict for December 10

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said it is an undeniable fact that liquor baron Vijay Mallya told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament that he was leaving for London . "There are documents that show how the RBI and UPA under Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had given sweet deals to Kingfisher Airlines", Bharatiy...

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  • How Brett Kavanaugh will collide with a changing America
How Brett Kavanaugh will collide with a changing America

Though Kavanaugh's nomination will appear on the Judiciary Committee's business meeting on Thursday, Democrats are expected to delay a vote until next week, likely on September 20. Many pro-abortion rights groups are sounding the alarm that Kavanaugh would be likely to overturn the 1973 landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, or approve restric...

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