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Typhoon Mangkhut kills 64 in Philippines Photogallery

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There were no reported deaths in Hong Kong , a city well prepared for tropical cyclones. Mangkhut is now expected to move inland of western Guangdong. Hong Kong residents were told to stay away from the coastline and be on alert for occasional gales. More than 50 domestic and global flights were suspended hours before the landfall. Read More »

Lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser says U.S. Senate panel rushing to hearing

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As Behar talked about how men have an obligation to help protect women from potential predators, she slammed the "old, white men" in the Senate Judiciary Committee who aren't doing that with Kavanaugh, who Behar is presuming guilty. Jackie Speier, a Democrat representing parts of San Mateo and San Francisco. She also says Kavanaugh's friend at the time, Mark Judge , cranked up music in the locked room so her cries of protest couldn't be heard. Read More »

Triple talaq is criminal offence

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The Opposition Congress, meanwhile, accused the Narendra Modi government of treating the issue of instant triple talaq "more as a political football than a matter of justice for Muslim women". Prasad told media on Wednesday that the government was compelled to issue an executive order because instant divorce continued in the wake of the high court ruling. Read More »

Kavanaugh's Accuser Has Not Responded to Senate Requests to Testify

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He added that he was willing to address the allegation in front of the Senate committee. "I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me", Thomas said. Ford claims that at a party when both were teenagers in the early 1980s, an intoxicated Kavanaugh trapped her in a bedroom, pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and forced his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. Read More »

South Africa ConCourt legalises mbanje Smoking

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The Constitutional Court will on Tuesday be handing down judgment on the question of whether or not to decriminalise cannabis use. News24.com reported that the Constitutional Court ruling follows a similar ruling by the Western Cape High Court a year ago which ruled that the private use and cultivation of dagga was not illegal. Read More »

Trump throws $200 bln tariff bomb at China

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Tuesday that the country will retaliate against Trump's new tariffs with its own 5-10 percent levies on $60 billion of U.S. He campaigned on a promise to tax imports and rewrite or tear up trade agreements that he said put US companies and workers at a disadvantage. Officials have said they want to shield consumer goods from the taxes as much as possible. Read More »

Trump administration to send US cellphones a test alert on Thursday

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency , working with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct this test of both the Wireless Emergency Alert and the Emergency Alert Systems at roughly 2:18 p.m. Users can not opt out of the WEA test. The national wireless alert will use the same special tone and vibration as the local alerts, the news release said . Read More »

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

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But as the details began to leak, Ford found that her identity was being made public and her story was being called into question. Ford told the Post that she made the decision to come forward publicly after watching her story be made public without her permission. Read More »

Turkey agree to 'demilitarised zone' along Idlib border: Putin

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Syrian rebel fighters prepare for an upcoming government forces offensive, in the countryside of the rebel-held northern Idlib province on September 3, 2018. Russia, the main military backer of the Syrian government, has so far agreed with rebel-sympathetic Turkey that groups recognized as terrorist organizations are not included in ceasefire efforts. Read More »

Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

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A US Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with murder over the deaths of four female sex workers following an alleged two-week killing spree. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings. The body of 29-year-old Melissa Ramirez was found on September 4 after being shot in the head and left in a road in rural northwest Webb County. "We have probable cause to believe that he is responsible for this series of murders, which I would qualify as a serial murderer", ... Read More »

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks all-time marathon world record

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If it was expected that Kipchoge would be slowing down as the race progressed, then "the great philosopher" went exactly the opposite direction. Top put Kipchoge's new time into context, the last time the marathon world record was beaten by over 30 seconds was when Paul Tergat lowered Khalid Khannouchi's mark to 2:04:26. Read More »

Trump, without evidence, rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

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But Thursday morning, Trump tweeted , "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ". "Then, like magic, '3,000 people killed". Ryan told reporters he had " no reason to dispute " the findings of a study commissioned by Puerto Rico's government that put its death toll at almost 3,000 people. Read More »

Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

With Hurricane Florence pummeling the Eastern Seaboard, reporters are shooting outdoors in storm-drenched areas to show viewers at home just how serious the storm is. The agency adds that people trapped by flooding should "never enter attics or crawl spaces". The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. Read More »

Trump former campaign head to help Russian Federation inquiry

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He will also be cooperating with the special counsel in its Russian Federation investigation, prosecutor Andrew Weissman told the U.S. District Court in Washington , D.C. In-person jury selection for his Washington trial was set to start Monday, with opening statements scheduled for September 24. Manafort's legal team blamed most of his problems on former business partner Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty in February and testified against Manafort in Virginia. Read More »

Over 20,000 people killed in South Africa in one year

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The murder rate of boys increased by 20.4 per cent while the murder of girls increased by 10.9 per cent. "This demonstrates that they are aware of the evidence and willing to do things differently to reduce it (murder)", said Newham. The increasing murder rate in South Africa has left the country's police minister comparing the nation to a "war zone". This had dropped by 4.9% from the previous period. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi alleges Vijay Mallya-Arun Jaitley collusion, wants FM to resign

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Rahul said it was a serious matter that the finance minister, who was supposed to take action against economic offenders, did not inform the CBI, the ED or the police after the absconder told him about his planned escape. While the banks missed out on stopping Mallya from leaving the country, the SBI-led consortium of 17 banks finally filed a petition in the Supreme Court on March 5. Read More »

Donald Trump claims '3,000 people did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane

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They extrapolated that data to estimate 4,600 people died as a direct result of the hurricane, including those who were not able to access vital medical treatment. Maria devastated the island in September 2017 and knocked out the entire electricity grid. Bottom line is, we are concentrating on what we call critical lifelines - health, safety, security. Read More »

Typhoon Mangkhut path MAPPED: Where will Super Typhoon make landfall?

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The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System said up to 43.3 million people could be affected by the storm in the Philippines and southern China . Authorities said some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm's path, not including millions more in heavily-populated coastal China. Read More »

Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right gains

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This after an election campaign in which the Sweden Democrats were routinely branded as "racist" and "neo-Nazi" by their opponents-and by the worldwide press. At any rate, he said, it was time for Sweden's political parties to bring an end to their refusal to negotiate and form deals with the Sweden Democrats. Read More »