• Emergency Teams Meet To Prepare For Storm Callum
Emergency Teams Meet To Prepare For Storm Callum

The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings now in place in some areas. The yellow warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind up to 60mph - and up to 70mph in exposed and hilly areas - which would be coupled with very heavy rain.

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  • Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash
Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash

If good tubes are already installed, then those planes would be returned to operational status. To date, the US military has purchased 245 F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin. The grounding news also comes two days after Defense News reported that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the military services to get readiness rates on four planes...

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  • $3 million raised for Susan Collins' 2020 challenger
$3 million raised for Susan Collins' 2020 challenger

I'm not making any announcements. I can not weigh the political consequences. I like to see people as Americans first and only as Americans. "So it was on that basis that I decided I would think about it". Wade was precedent that he would respect. "This would be a good time to say I never called for a boycott of Maine", John Fugelsang said in ...

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  • Harry and Meghan are going to miss most of Princess Eugenie's wedding
Harry and Meghan are going to miss most of Princess Eugenie's wedding

It'll be another wedding on the books for Prince George and Princess Charlotte . Once married, Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will be taken on a short carriage procession along part of Windsor High Street. The couple, who initially met after being introduced by friends while Eugenie was still at Newcastle University in Verbier, Switzerla...

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  • Second poisoning suspect ID’d as military doctor who works for Russian GRU
Second poisoning suspect ID’d as military doctor who works for Russian GRU

Amy Kellogg has the story. The investigative group Bellingcat is reporting that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence. During his school years he is said to have lived with his grandmother, who is thought to have owned a picture of her grandson receiving his meda...

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  • Sulawesi quake: French rescuers search for bodies amid debris
Sulawesi quake: French rescuers search for bodies amid debris

A week after a major natural disaster brought devastation to Indonesia's Sulawesi island, Ichsan Hidayat told how the bodies of his sister and her 43-day-old daughter were found under a sea of mud and debris, the mother clutching her baby to her chest.

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  • Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh
Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh

Site highlights each day to your inbox. Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote. One lone Republican, Sen. In a twist, Murkowski voted "present" Saturday as a courtesy to Republican Kavanaugh supporter Steve Daines, who was to walk his daughter down the aisle at...

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  • Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army
Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army

The Palestinian used a homemade gun in the attack, known locally as a Carlo, according to Conricus. Naawla was reportedly an employee at the Barkan Industrial Zone, located near Ariel settlement, where he allegedly carried out the shooting on Sunday.

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  • Drone video shows deadly limo crash site in upstate NY
Drone video shows deadly limo crash site in upstate NY

The crash about 170 miles north of New York City came three years after another deadly stretch-limo wreck in New York state spurred calls for Gov. The four sisters' aunt, Barbara Douglas, said they had felt "they did the responsible thing getting a limo so they wouldn't have to drive anywhere".

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  • No lie: Hope Hicks joins Fox as head of PR
No lie: Hope Hicks joins Fox as head of PR

The new Fox will include Fox News , Fox Sports, the Fox network and TV stations. She will be based in Los Angeles. Hicks may have legal exposure in the Russian Federation investigations, she has been interviewed by special counsel investigators.

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  • Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'
Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Hirono also sidestepped Bash's question on whether Michael Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels, hurt the Democrats' arguments against Kavanaugh's confirmation by representing a third woman to make allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

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  • Rosenstein And I 'Have A Good Relationship'
Rosenstein And I 'Have A Good Relationship'

At a news conference two days later, Trump declared: "My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up". "We had a good talk", Trump said . 2 official. "I said, 'Brett, congratulations". He survived again on Monday. "No, I don't. No", Trump said when asked. Kelly and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callag...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice
Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice

Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. Collins' dramatic decision , laid out in a almost 45-minute speech on the Senate floor Friday, pushed Republicans over the edge and became a turning point for Kavanaugh . For days, protesters had targeted the office of Sen. "I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small steps to be gra...

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  • Pompeo to head to Seoul after N.Korea visit
Pompeo to head to Seoul after N.Korea visit

Lewis dismissed the significance of Kim's offer, saying it is a "nice" gesture but does not represent any progress towards the denuclearisation of North Korea . "The two sides will form working-level negotiation teams to discuss North Korea's denuclearization process and Trump-Kim summit schedule", Yoon said.

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  • Media Discredits FBI Investigation It Demanded on Kavanaugh
Media Discredits FBI Investigation It Demanded on Kavanaugh

Roche has previously characterized Kavanaugh as a heavy drinker, first speaking out in an article published by the New Yorker last week containing allegations that Kavanaugh thrust his exposed member in a female student's face while in college.

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  • PDP Is The Ruling Party In Waiting, Says Secondus At National Convention
PDP Is The Ruling Party In Waiting, Says Secondus At National Convention

Port Harcourt streets had been festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were deployed to the PDP primary . Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar attends an interview with Reuters in Abuja , Nigeria May 11, 2018.

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  • Turkish-Arab journalists: We stand with Khashoggi
Turkish-Arab journalists: We stand with Khashoggi

Turkey's presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday that Khashoggi remains inside the Saudi consulate, a day after his fiancee reported he had failed to emerge from a meeting in the mission. Khashoggi is a longtime Saudi journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist whose work has been controversial in the past in the ultraconservati...

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  • Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins
Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

USA first lady Melania Trump looks on as she visits a school in Lilongwe , Malawi, October 4, 2018 . Photos show her warmly greeting Ghanaian officials, hugging babies and giving out teddy bears and blankets with her slogan knitted in the red, white and blue colours of the American flag.

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  • Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael
Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued over the northeastern portion of Mexico's Yucatan Penninsula and the western portions of Cuba have been issued in advance of the storm. It still looks like this system will track north into the Gulf of Mexico, and it could potentially become a low end category one hurricane by Wednesday.

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  • Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash
Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

They looked everywhere; under rugs, in the couch, in drawers. She found the money, but not exactly in its proper form. "Honestly in my heart, I said someday this is going to be really amusing", said Ben. "We have a lot of Leo moments". The couple had borrowed the money to purchase season tickets to the University of Utah's football games, KS...

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  • Trump Accuses Soros Of Paying Women To Confront Flake
Trump Accuses Soros Of Paying Women To Confront Flake

President Trump is sounding off on protesters who are stalking lawmakers in their offices. He wrote: 'The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Ana Maria Archila, the woman who approached Flake in the elevator, responds to Trump's tweet. Saturday's vote will be the culmination of the divis...

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  • No short-term economic impact for Mexico under new trade agreement: HR Ratings
No short-term economic impact for Mexico under new trade agreement: HR Ratings

Navy warship in the contested South China Sea, where China has sought to establish maritime dominance in the crucial shipping corridor. JPMorgan thinks the Trump administration is likely to proceed with tariffs on all Chinese goods sent to the U.S.

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"Happiness and relief" inside White House with Kavanaugh poised for confirmation

In the end, there was a two-vote margin. On Friday the Senate voted along party lines to remove the last obstacle to holding a decisive vote this weekend. Joe Manchin , who had been undecided. "Shame on you!" protesters yelled from the Senate gallery. Republican senator Chuck Grassley suggested on Friday that one of the reasons there aren't...

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  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely - Collins: Yes; Manchin: Yes; Flake: Probably
Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely - Collins: Yes; Manchin: Yes; Flake: Probably

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), in a tough race for re-election in West Virginia where Trump is popular, also declared his support. Protesters fill the stairs at the east steps of the U.S. She later clarified she was "not making any announcements" but was "deeply disappointed in Senator Collins's vote for Kavanaugh". Others repeated 'I do not consent...

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  • Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China
Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

Meng was elected in November 2016 as the head of Interpol , succeeding the French Mireille Ballestrazzi. Mr Meng has served in China as a vice minister for public security, an anti-narcotics official and a director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office.

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  • Ford lawyers gave Federal Bureau of Investigation list of people to contact
Ford lawyers gave Federal Bureau of Investigation list of people to contact

Trump risked alienating key undecided senators when he derided the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s at a high school party. Leahy, one of the most senior Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he worries the fight will have a lasting impact on both the Senat...

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  • Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi
Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi

Many drew comparisons with Meryl Streep's character in Out Of Africa, while some said she was completing the look of "colonialiser". Regardless of the controversy surrounding the Trump administration and Melania Trump's extended family, her communications director Stephanie Grisham told the New York Times that this happier Melania Trum...

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  • Pompeo to travel to DPRK, meeting with Kim for talks
Pompeo to travel to DPRK, meeting with Kim for talks

A commentary on North Korea's official KCNA news agency this week, however, said the declaration should have been resolved half a century ago and it could never be a bargaining chip to persuade it to denuclearize. The US has insisted on maintaining tight United Nations sanctions against North Korea during the diplomatic drive, while Beijing has s...

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  • Trump Undermines Female Reporters When Asked About Brett Kavanaugh Case
Trump Undermines Female Reporters When Asked About Brett Kavanaugh Case

Originally, the White House quoted the president as saying "I know you're not thanking ", instead of " I know you're not thinking ". Trump appeared to mishear Vega's response when he remarked that she seemed shocked that he picked her to ask a question.

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  • India Quietly Approves S-400 Deal Ahead of Modi-Putin Summit
India Quietly Approves S-400 Deal Ahead of Modi-Putin Summit

Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also discuss key regional and global issues, including United States sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at a private dinner at the Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi , soon after he arrived in India.

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  • ‘Absolutely nothing’ to prove claims against Kavanaugh, confirmation to proceed - Senate GOP
‘Absolutely nothing’ to prove claims against Kavanaugh, confirmation to proceed - Senate GOP

The FBI also interviewed Christopher "Squi" Garrett and Timothy "Timmy" Gaudette, another classmate of Kavanaugh's who appeared on the July 1 calendar entry. Trump weighed in hours later. She said she was never interviewed, and she vented her frustrations in an email to an agent. The report arrived at a Capitol palpably tense over the political...

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  • White House Defends Trump for Mocking Blasey Ford
White House Defends Trump for Mocking Blasey Ford

Senator Susan Collins of ME, another closely-watched Republican vote, also rebuked Trump for going after Ford , telling reporters on Capitol Hill: "The president's comments were just plain wrong". "Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" he added. "A man's life is in tatt...

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  • United Nations Court 'Orders' Trump Administration To Lift Iran Sanctions
United Nations Court 'Orders' Trump Administration To Lift Iran Sanctions

Amid the gradual re-imposition of sanctions against the country, Iran challenged the trade restrictions in July, citing the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights between the us and Iran. Wednesday's ruling is in fact a decision on so-called provisional measures ahead of a final decision on the matter, which may take seve...

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  • Melania Trump to Visit Five Places in Nairobi
Melania Trump to Visit Five Places in Nairobi

Akufo-Addo was at the airport to welcome her. Though she arrived clad in her signature stilettos for the event, she later swapped her shoes for more practical flats as she toured the castle; she pulled the same stiletto-swap yesterday while visiting the maternity ward of a hospital.

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  • Trump Says It’s ‘A Very Scary Time For Young Men In America’
Trump Says It’s ‘A Very Scary Time For Young Men In America’

Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he spoke at a rally in MS on October 2 and Twitter users are fighting back. 'I don't remember, '" Trump said, mocking Ford's voice. I don't know - but I had one beer . "And a man's life is in tatters, a man's life is shattered, his wife is shattered...

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  • Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin
Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin

We'll keep you updated. In both cases, an initial test came out positive for ricin . The mail distribution center where the mail arrived and was flagged isn't in the Pentagon but nearby, the officials said. 'Those envelopes are now undergoing further testing. The FBI and the Pentagon Force Protection agency responded and additional testing i...

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  • South China Sea: Chinese ship forces USA destroyer off course
South China Sea: Chinese ship forces USA destroyer off course

Gorman said on Tuesday that the Chinese destroyer approached within 41m of the Decatur's bow, forcing it to manoeuver. The encounter occurred at a significantly closer distance than one of the last major incidents reported between the two navies.

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  • Trump administration will deny visas to same-sex partners of diplomats
Trump administration will deny visas to same-sex partners of diplomats

In a statement to NBC News , a State Department spokesman doubled down on this reasoning, saying the policy change is " to help ensure and promote equal treatment " between straight and gay couples. But critics says the new policy will impose undue hardships on foreign couples from countries that criminalize same-sex marriages. One Nigerian ma...

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  • Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages
Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

September 27, 2018. Chuck Schumer, the senate Democrats' leader, accused Mr Kavanaugh of delivering a "partisan screed" during a judiciary committee hearing last week. The person familiar with Ramirez's questioning, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said she also provided investigators with the names of others who...

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  • UB40 Members Distance Themselves From Brett Kavanaugh Following Bar Fight Story
UB40 Members Distance Themselves From Brett Kavanaugh Following Bar Fight Story

The incident happened in 1985 when Kavanaugh, an undergrad at Yale at the time , mistook a 21-year-old man at a local bar for Ali Campbell, the lead singer of UB40 (who had performed in the area that night), and allegedly threw ice and a beer at him, causing injury.

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  • Lynne Brookes, Another Kavanaugh Classmate, Comes Forward - Accuses Him of
Lynne Brookes, Another Kavanaugh Classmate, Comes Forward - Accuses Him of "blatant lying’"

Flake voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination from the committee to the full Senate but announced he wanted to delay a confirmation vote for a week in order to let the FBI investigate. "I pray their daughters are never treated this way". They might discover there are more people , including witnesses or others, than have been a part of the public ...

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  • Democrats Should be 'ASHAMED' of Kavanaugh Hearings
Democrats Should be 'ASHAMED' of Kavanaugh Hearings

Cotton said on "Face the Nation" that Feinstein and other Democrats are to blame if the political furor over Ford's accusations causes women to be more fearful about reporting sexual assault , reported Politico. Blasey Ford's letter was not classified, so any disclosure of it would not require authorization. Some will react the way Donald Trump ...

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  • Baker: ‘Sickening’ Kavanaugh Allegations Should Be Investigated Before Senate Vote
Baker: ‘Sickening’ Kavanaugh Allegations Should Be Investigated Before Senate Vote

Ford testifies about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a 10 a.m. Thursday hearing. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll , conducted Saturday through Monday, found that 43% of respondents said they oppose his nomination and 38% said they support it.

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  • Manchin applauds Republican senator's call for Kavanaugh FBI investigation
Manchin applauds Republican senator's call for Kavanaugh FBI investigation

Trump bowed to pressure from moderate Senate Republicans and ordered an FBI investigation after Christine Blasey Ford , a California university professor, detailed her claims at a Senate hearing on Thursday that Kavanaugh tried to rape her in 1982 when the two were still high school teenagers.

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  • Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters
Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters

North Korea's foreign minister said Saturday that his country won't dismantle its nuclear weapons program first without seeing corresponding measures from the United States. Pompeo will make his fourth trip to the North Korean capital next month. China and Russian Federation have called for a reduction in sanctions on North Korea in exchange fo...

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  • Third Kavanaugh accuser to be excluded from FBI investigation
Third Kavanaugh accuser to be excluded from FBI investigation

The FBI and a spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee did not immediately return requests for comment about the Times report. Conway told CNN's " State of the Union " that she was only aware of the parameters the Senate set on the probe.

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  • Typhoon pummels Japan; flights cancelled, trains shut down
Typhoon pummels Japan; flights cancelled, trains shut down

Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across southwestern Japan . Images received by Stars and Stripes from around the island revealed devastation of all sorts: Flooding caused by storm surge along the coastline, damaged vessels, overturned vehicles, trees, power lines and branches ...

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  • With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo - 9/25/2018 11:40:38 PM
With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo - 9/25/2018 11:40:38 PM

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has pledged to look into Ramirez's allegation, but not delay the Thursday hearing as ranking member Dianne Feinstein has requested. I've had many false charges". "We're not getting along at all with their negotiators", Trump said. Create more jobs. So I'm anxious about the fact that they seem to like raising ...

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  • Trump tells UN Security Council China is interfering with U.S
Trump tells UN Security Council China is interfering with U.S

He then repeated the claim that "they [Chinese authorities] are trying to meddle in our elections and we're not going to let that happen just as we're not going to let that happen with Russian Federation". Soybean prices have slid at least 12 points since the beginning of the trade dispute in early April, hurting US farmers. Trump says the he...

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  • GOP senator: Still
GOP senator: Still "work to do" to get Kavanaugh confirmed

Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said that he would vote to get Kavanaugh's nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote - provided that the FBI conduct a one-week investigation into Ford's claims. Mitch McConnell does not have enough guaranteed votes to confirm the justice, a day after hours of testimony from both...

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