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China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

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Friday's vague threat comes just a day after the USA sanctioned the Chinese military's Equipment Development Department and its director for buying military aircraft and missiles from Russia , CNN reports. "Both of those systems are extremely sophisticated and very high value". The mobile S-400 batteries, which include radars, a control system, and missiles with a range of up to 250 miles (402 km), was first deployed in Russian Federation in 2007 and is considered Moscow's most effective ... Read More »

Labour 'could win 1.5m more votes' by backing Brexit referendum

But Ms Long-Bailey added: " Jeremy (Corbyn ) was elected to democratise the Labour Party and, although it's not our position policy-wise, if members decided at this conference that they wanted to have a People's Vote or second referendum of course we would respect the membership". Read More »

RACQ CQ responds to two shark attacks in Cid Harbour

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The 12-year-old Melbourne girl is now en route to Brisbane after being airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service plane about 10.30am. The mother of two is in critical condition after overnight surgery. The attack happened at Sawmill Bay, near another terrifying attack yesterday. Three drumlines with baited hooks will be deployed around the region tomorrow morning. Read More »

O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

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Cruz pinned O'Rourke on his failure to address health insurance premiums having "skyrocketed". Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke denied at a Friday debate attempting to flee the scene after he crashed his auto in 1998 and was eventually arrested for driving while intoxicated. Read More »

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

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Davis' comments came after ABC News reported Thursday that Cohen had sat down Mueller's team multiple times, giving hours worth of interviews. The report hinted at bad news for Trump as Mueller's Russian Federation collusion investigation increasingly closes in on the White House. Read More »

Iran blames foreign powers for deadly attack on military parade

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This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows a soldier running past injured comrades lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Read More »

Trump holds Las Vegas rally

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President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are facing him. Trump also backing Danny Tarkanian, who is running for an open congressional seat. Trump made no mention of the shooting, though he assured Heller would vote in favor of the Second Amendment. Read More »

France Sees Brexit Deal as Possible, but Must Prepare for "No Deal"

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is demanding respect from the European Union in Brexit talks. "If the EU's view is that just by saying no to every proposal made by the United Kingdom, we will eventually capitulate and end up either with a Norway option or indeed staying in the European Union, if that is there view then they've profoundly misjudged he British people", Hunt told BBC radio. Read More »

Man arrested over video of emus being hit by auto

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In the video, the male driver is heard cheering as he strikes the birds on a dirt road with his vehicle. The ostrich-like Emu is native to Australia. Victoria police announced Friday that they had arrested a 20-year-old suspect in connection with the incident. "I thought they would get out the way but nah, they just stayed there", MacDonald told Channel 7. Read More »

Gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah, two of Iran's closest allies, issued statements condemning the attack , with Assad referencing outside involvement and Hezbollah echoing allegations of United States blame. The gunmen, disguised as local soldiers, sprayed participants with bullets and targeted a reviewing stand where commanders and senior regime leaders were standing. Read More »

Amy Chua Advised Kavanaugh Law Clerks To Dress 'Model-Like'

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The Guardian reports today that Yale professor Amy Chua , who wrote the bestselling book on hardcore parenting Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother , made those comments privately to a group of law students a year ago. The advice came from well-known Yale Law School professors (and married couple) Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua , who is known for her controversial parenting bestseller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother . Read More »

Elizabeth Smart's co-captor set for release

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The 18-year-old cousin looks a lot like Smart, who had been specifically selected by Mitchell and Barzee, police said. Barzee is set to be released from prison today. Yes, but not just to me. She wrote a book detailing her kidnapping, which is called "My Story", and although she lives a private life these days, the Salt Lake Tribune said she is married and now expecting her third child, according to published reports. Read More »

24 killed, 53 wounded in Iran parade attack

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He also said in the clash, the security forces managed to kill two of the terrorists and arrest the other two. State television aired footage of the aftermath of the assault on Ahvaz's Quds, or Jerusalem, Boulevard, which like many other places around the country saw an annual parade marking the start of Iran's long 1980s war with Iraq . Read More »

Video Shows Texas Man Shot Dead by Neighbors During Alleyway Dispute

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The day of Howard's death, John Miller had gone to throw the garbage out before the situation escalated. Finally, John Miller pulls the trigger on his pistol , though this is not captured by video. Abilene Police Department in a press statement posted responding to calls about shots being fired around 10.15am, with attending police arresting father and son on murder charges after the neighbor dying shortly after at hospital. Read More »

Prosecutor says his office found more possible victims of California doctor

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Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said his office had received dozens of new leads, with claims from at least 12 women and one man now being investigated, the LA Times reported. Robicheaux and Riley were released on $100,000 bail each and are scheduled for arraignment on October 24. Prosecutors believe there could be many other victims, as more than 1,000 videos were found on Robicheaux's phone of intoxicated women who were unable to consent to sexual contact, said District ... Read More »

Judiciary Committee Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time

The professor said since she made the claims she has "been the target of vicious harassment" . Aides did not respond to requests for more information. The President previously had avoided naming Professor Ford or plainly casting doubt on her account. "She has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home", Ford's lawyers said in a letter published by United States media. Read More »

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found

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According to the state broadcaster (TBC) 60 bodies were recovered on Saturday, September 22 morning. His condition was not immediately clear. Families of victims are preparing to claim the bodies of their loved ones as search efforts around the ferry's exposed underside continue. Read More »

Nasrallah: Hezbollah getting precision rockets despite Israeli actions

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Fifteen Russian servicemen were killed during the incident, but officials in Moscow and Tel Aviv moved quickly to defuse tensions even though the Russian Ministry of Defense initially responded with fury against the Israelis. Interfax cited President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Thursday that the Kremlin had received a telegram from Assad about the incident. Read More »

Indian govt chose Anil Ambani as Rafale partner, says Francois Hollande

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The BJP condemned Rahul's remarks as "shameful and irresponsible" saying no president of any party has ever used such language against a prime minister. His attack on Modi came after a French media report quoted Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal. Read More »

Florence death toll rises to 43 as floods wreak havoc in Carolinas

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They still didn't know if their home was ruined. "You will get a lot of water, we see it, it's coming down". The flood has been giving so much warning to Horry County, South Carolina , that officials published a detailed map of places that flooded in 2016 and warned those same places were going underwater again. Read More »

China 'outraged' by USA sanctions over Russian weapons buy

The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. CAATSA sanctions in this context are not meant to undermine the defense capabilities of any particular country. When he reluctantly signed the legislation into effect, US President Donald Trump also said the bill was "seriously flawed". Read More »

Republican Congressman’s 6 Siblings Urge People To Vote - For His Opponent

Gosar, 59, has represented the 4th District since 2013 and represented the 1st Congressional District for one term before that. Gosar is estranged from a lot of them due to his hard-line positions on such issues as immigration ("it would be hard to see my brother as anything but a racist", Grace Gosar says in another ad), as well as his conspiracy theories, including that the Charlottesville white supremacist rally was organized by "the left" and George Soros (their letter on that here). Read More »

US seeks to negotiate a treaty with Iran - special envoy

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Hook said the new deal that Washington hoped to sign with Iran, would not be a "personal agreement between two governments like the last one, we seek a treaty". "We respect that though that does not change our plans". Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran. Read More »

Philippines villages buried by landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut

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Dozens of people have been buried alive and at least 22 have died after a landslide engulfed two villages in the Philippines , triggered by extreme weather conditions in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut . "We will look for ways to prevent tragedies like this in the future", Roque said in a Palace press briefing, suggesting a major clean-up similar to that on Boracay Island. Read More »

'Firenado' sucks up firefighter's fire hose

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The whirl pulled the hose more than 100ft into the air before melting it, as well as throwing burning logs. "Fire destroyed our line", Instagram user M.C. Currently, 333 wildfires are still burning, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service, including 10 that have been burning since June. Meanwhile, cities from Vancouver on the Pacific coast to Winnipeg in the Prairies region about 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) to the east were blanketed over the summer with smoke from the fires, triggering ... Read More »

US report says Iran is top terror sponsor while global attacks fall

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According to the annex of statistical information , in 2017, the total number of terrorist attacks reported in Pakistan decreased 22 percent, and the total number of deaths decreased 11 percent; however, the total number of people injured increased six percent in comparison to 2016. Read More »

Casualties feared as militants attack Iran army parade

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ISNA published photographs of the attack's aftermath, with bloodied troops in dress uniforms helping each other walk away. The Fars news agency said citizens watching the parade first thought that the shooting was inadvertent. Who carried out the assault also remained in question. The report called the attackers "Takifiri gunmen", a description that has previously been used for members of the "Islamic State" (IS) group. Read More »

Muharram 2018: All you need to know about the day of Ashura

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As the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, the dates which months begin can differ against the Gregorian calendar from year to year. The sight of the new moon marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. The Shia community's main procession named Tazia was brought out from Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara at around 10am on Friday carrying the symbolic mausoleum of the Prophet Mohammad's two grandsons - Hussein and Hasan. Read More »

REJECTED: Attorney for Kavanaugh's Accuser Asks for More Time Beyond Friday Deadline

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Prof Ford , a psychology lecturer in California, has accused Mr Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh of drunkenly trying to remove her clothing in 1982 when they were both teenagers in a Washington DC suburb. But I don't think you can delay it any longer. Republicans seemed relieved that she might not show and began to talk of how they might soon have to move on. Read More »

Trump Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser, Says His Supreme Court Nominee Is ‘Under Assault’

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Sen. Grassley warned that the committee "cannot continue to delay" but if a reasonable agreement was made, the committee would postpone the vote to "accommodate her testimony". What is the allegation against the judge? He is entitled to hear the full, detailed testimony of Dr. Ford before he testifies. In the poll, conducted from September 11-17, 36% of USA adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court , up 6% points from a similar poll a month earlier, while 31% favored ... Read More »

Cruz and O'Rourke debate tonight in Dallas

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The Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released on Wednesday revealed that 47 percent of voters said they were in support of O'Rourke, while 45 percent said they favored Cruz. "You see a lot more O'Rourke signs in affluent Republican-leaning areas than you might typically see for a Democratic candidate". As for the O'Rourke campaign's claim that he wasn't criticizing police, Murphree said the candidate's point is crystal clear and "it's just offensive". Read More »

'No-deal Brexit unless European Union softens position on border'

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Reacting to May's statement Kalba Meadows from the Remain in France Together (RIFT) campaign group told The Local: "It's completely unacceptable that she made no mention at all of the 1.2 million British citizens living in the European Union - not even an acknowledgement that we exist". Read More »

Taiwan police arrest Cody Wilson, gun rights activist wanted in U.S.

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The Taiwanese news agency said the island's immigration department would make arrangements for Wilson to return to the U.S.as soon as possible. Earlier this week, Texas police issued a warrant for his arrest. Troy Officer said Wednesday that before Wilson flew to Taiwan, a friend of the 16-year-old girl had told him that police were investigating the accusation that he had sex with the youth. Read More »

Man charged with animal cruelty over emu hit and run rampage

Emus are flightless running birds native to Australia that are the second-largest living birds by height after ostriches. Three possible suspects had been identified in South Australia, NSW and Victoria by the RSPCA as the organisation issued a national plea to find the man. Read More »

NY to send more college students to help Puerto Rico recover

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And because Puerto Rico's infrastructure and financial standing was already in need of help before Maria, the natural and government-led disasters that followed have turned a delicate situation into an untenable one. The original death toll of Puertoriqueños was 64 victims according to the USA government. But Trump rejected the figure, saying on Twitter a week ago, "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", also referencing Hurricane Irma that delivered a ... Read More »

Republicans thought they were winning Kavanaugh argument until Trump tweeted

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California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in an incident that she said took place in the early 1980s when the two were high school students. Ford supporters protest outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday, saying he's treating her unfairly. That idea was shot down by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman and geriatric meerkat Chuck Grassley, who said it is not the FBI's role to investigate a matter such as this. Read More »

European Union and United Kingdom at loggerheads over Brexit deal as deadline looms

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British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria , on Thursday. May faces a fight with angry Conservatives at her party's conference in 10 days. If 40 of May's 315 lawmakers and the opposition parties voted against a Brexit deal based on her proposals, she would fall short of the number needed to pass the legislation. Read More »

Kremlin refutes claims Putin was angry with Assad over plane crash

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Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. Netanyahu also said he'd spoken with Russian President Putin on Syria's downing of a Russian II-20 aircraft. However Putin also "reminded" Netanyahu that such operations "violated Syrian sovereignty" and said "agreements around the prevention of risky incidents were not ... Read More »

Rosenstein Denies That He Suggested Secretly Recording President Trump

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Rosenstein adamantly denied the accusations. During a May 12 meeting with McCabe, Rosenstein reportedly expressed regret concerning his decision to draft the memo used to justify Comey's firing. '"A set of those memos remained at the F.B.I.at the time of his departure in late January 2018", the attorney noted. In the ensuing days, the president and other members of his administration cited the memo to rationalize Comey's ouster, angering Rosenstein, who is said to have grown ... Read More »

South Africa's Highest Court Decriminalizes Marijuana

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Acton says there will likely need to be some licensing process to determine which private spaces can legally host cannabis consumers. "It must be for the personal use of the person", according to local media, The South African . - Spanish law allows for the private production and consumption of cannabis by adults, though its sale is still illegal. South Africa follows in the footsteps of Canada , where recreational consumption of cannabis will become legal on 17 October. Read More »

Kavanaugh's Accuser Willing To Testify, But She Has Conditions

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Prof Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of drunkenly pinning her to a bed and trying to remove her clothing at a house party in a Washington DC suburb when they were both teenagers 36 years ago. Ford, whose identity was unknown until Sunday, had sent a letter to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in July. "The most consequential decision I've made in my entire career is the decision not do something, and that was to not fill the vacancy after the death of Justice Scalia", McConnell ... Read More »

Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in NY

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The Pakistan premier in his letter had called for a meeting between the two foreign ministers on the sidelines of the UNGA. "We await formal response from India". Pakistan felt India's preconditions for limiting talks as repugnant. But, he reiterated that dialogue is the only way to come to the resolution of any issue, the report said. Read More »

Flooding and road closures this morning as Sheffield recovers from Storm Bronagh

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 miles per hour in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts". Pictures posted on social media have showed vehicles with flood water up to their bumpers on a road between Sheffield and Rotherham. Met Office meterologist Laura Paterson said: "Through Thursday another area of low pressure will develop and approach the United Kingdom from the south west, bringing rain and a second ... Read More »

Anti-Kavanaugh Lawyer Claims Hearing Would Impede 'The Truth'

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The tone of the correspondence is markedly different from the heated rhetoric being employed by members of both parties on the Judiciary Committee, who have accused one another of mishandling Ford's allegations. Democrats, who opposed the conservative federal appeals court judge even before Ford made her allegation, have accused Republicans of rushing the nomination before the November 6 congressional elections. Read More »

North Carolina Boy Asks Donald Trump for a Hug After Hurricane Florence

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Several sewer systems in the region also have released untreated or partly treated sewage and storm water into waterways over the last week, local media reported . North Carolina's hog and other concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs , produce nearly 10 billion gallons of fecal waste a year, according to the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance. Read More »

Vietnam President dies of serious illness at 61

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His last public appearance was at a Politburo meeting and a reception for a Chinese delegation on Wednesday. After a almost one-month disappearance, he met Herminio Lopez Diaz, the departing Cuban ambassador, in Hanoi in August. Trump's historic state visit to Hanoi in November 2017 helped advance the U.S. -Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to new heights on the basis of mutual understanding, shared interests, and a common desire to promote peace, co-operation, prosperity, and security in ... Read More »