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Military officials and local police secured the island and asked people to stay away from the area. "More information will be provided as it becomes available". Unit costs vary, but the price tag of F-35s is around $100 million each. The airstrike occurred in Afghanistan and involved a Marine F-35B "Lightning II" that had taken off from the U.S.
  • President Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations A

    President Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations A "Big Fat Con Job"

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    He added: "I could be convinced of anything". Trump, at a photo op during his visit to the United Nations, said the accusations were part of a "con game being played by Democrats". "Hopefully, he's going to be there for a long time ", Trump added. Ms Ramirez, 53, said she ended up touching his genitals while attempting to push him away.
  • Amid US China tensions, Trump says Xi might not be friend anymore

    Amid US China tensions, Trump says Xi might not be friend anymore

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    Donald Trump has accused China of attempting to "interfere" in the USA midterm elections because they don't want him to win. "They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade". Trump's Republican base. A recent report issued by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, which represents about 1,500 United States companies operating in China, found that a slim majority of businesses reported an increase over recent months in ...
  • Air Niugini plane ends up in lagoon

    Air Niugini plane ends up in lagoon

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    Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea's national airline. None of the 35 passengers and 12 crew onboard flight ANG73 suffered serious injuries. The flight from Pohnpei, Micronesia, to Chuuk usually takes about one hour. "On a normal landing you end up 30m from the end of the runway and the end of the runway means water", he said. Reports of an Air Niugini 737 overrunning the runway in Chuuk, Micronesia (TKK).
  • UK's labour opposition to vote against Brexit deal

    UK's labour opposition to vote against Brexit deal

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    Nothing is being ruled out, including the option of remain. This was a clear contradiction of John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, who appeared to suggest earlier in the week that any referendum choice should be between any agreement that Mrs May strikes with the European Union or no deal.
  • Thai universities drop in world rankings

    Thai universities drop in world rankings

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    The rankings rated 1,258 universities in 86 countries on measures including teaching, research, worldwide outlook and income from industry. There was some good news for India: number of Indian institutions in the rankings increased from 42 a year ago to 49, making it the fifth best-represented nation.
  • Read Christine Blasey Ford's written testimony to Senate

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    Christine Blasey Ford , a California research psychologist, will testify about her claims that, when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her by locking her in a room, pinning her down on a bed and groping her. Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations and still has the support of President Trump. He also reiterated his position that all four accusations are a result of a smear campaign concocted by the Democrats to hinder his confirmation to the Supreme Court .
  • Chinese Media: Trump Election Allegations 'Crazy Talk,' 'Creative Strategy'

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    Security Council for a meeting on countering nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. "We are winning at every level", he said, veering off course in a meeting that was supposed to be about proliferation concerns. The unprecedented disclosure of Chinese election interference comes as the United States and China are locked in a trade war. The US president has been in an escalating trade dispute with China in recent months.
  • I'd Prefer To Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Planned Meeting On His Fate

    I'd Prefer To Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Planned Meeting On His Fate

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    Trump has a light schedule Thursday afternoon and is expected to watch the Supreme Court hearings from the White House. Rosenstein denied the report and Justice Department officials said he was being sarcastic. He said he has a lot of respect for me. "I'll be watching", Mr. Trump said of the televised hearing . The conservative House Freedom Caucus is pushing for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week.
  • This Is the Prosecutor Who Will Question Kavanaugh and Ford

    This Is the Prosecutor Who Will Question Kavanaugh and Ford

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    She is the deputy county attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and chief of the Special Victims Division, two positions from which she is now on leave, Grassley said. The move goes against the wishes of Ford, who wanted the senators to question her themselves. "She does not engage in courtroom histrionics". "Second, a very common misconception relates to when and how children tell".
  • Brett Kavanaugh Refuses To Say Whether He'd Want Mark Judge To Testify

    Brett Kavanaugh Refuses To Say Whether He'd Want Mark Judge To Testify

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    Russell Ford, with whom Christine Blasey Ford has two children, said in his statement that he first learned that Ford had "any experience with sexual assault" was around the time the couple got married in 2002. Swetnick claimed under penalty of perjury in a document provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in approximately 1982, she had been gang-raped at a house party while Kavanaugh and Judge were present.
  • Donald Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Brett Kavanaugh

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    He said that he was looking forward to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying during Thursday's Senate hearing. "If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah sure", he said. "And they know it's a big fat con-job. And I think people are gonna see that in the midterms". And he may have had a bad past, who knows, you know? The allegations from the woman, identified as Julie Swetnick, come on the eve of a special session of the judiciary committee, in which both Kavanaugh and ...
  • ABC chair says he never called for sacking

    ABC chair says he never called for sacking

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    Milne, it had emerged, told Guthrie back in May that senior government figures "hate her [Alberici]" and her continued presence was damaging to the ABC's relationship with the government. But Milne instead offered to resign. In an interview with the ABC's 7.30 programme, Milne described the week's events as a " firestorm " and said he "wanted to provide a release valve ".
  • New Sanctions Will Force Iran Back to Nuclear Talks

    New Sanctions Will Force Iran Back to Nuclear Talks

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    Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the accomplishments of his-two year old administration, everyone laughed", Rouhani said . Trump's comments earlier on Wednesday suggested he could meet Maduro, who has been publicly seeking a sit-down with Trump, his ideological foe, since previous year.
  • Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel

    Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel

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    Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh climbed on top of her, tried to take off her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream for help. These are last-minute smears , pure and simple. Asked how she was sure it was Kavanaugh , she replied, "The same way that I am sure that I am talking to you right now.
  • Supreme Court's huge verdict, says adultery is not crime

    Supreme Court's huge verdict, says adultery is not crime

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    The Supreme Court overturned a 158-year-old law which said any man who had sex with a married woman , without the permission of her husband, was guilty of the criminal act of adultery. "You exact fidelity from a woman but not from a man?" Adultery will remain grounds for divorce, and adulterers can be criminally charged with abetting suicide, in cases where extramarital affairs lead to suicide, judges said.
  • Dad Says Missing Boy Ran Off While at Park

    Dad Says Missing Boy Ran Off While at Park

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    After almost a weeklong search, authorities believe they have found the body of missing 6-year-old Maddox Ritch near a road that runs within a mile of the park where he had reportedly run off. "Maddox is described as 4'0" tall, weighing 45 pounds with blonde hair. "I couldn't catch up with him". On Tuesday, Maddox's mother, Carrie, gave an emotional plea for help, said Fox News.
  • President Trump holds press conference

    President Trump holds press conference

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    President Donald Trump brought up the nation's first president when defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday evening, accusing Democrats of being "obstructionists" who would vote against George Washington if he was up for a Supreme Court seat.
  • Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

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    They will both testify in front of the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday at 10am local time (14:00 GMT). Blasey Ford , 51, said Kavanaugh's alleged assault on her in 1982, in which she says he placed his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming, left her "drastically altered", but added that she felt compelled to share her story about what happened to her at the hands of a man now being considered for the nation's high court.
  • Kavanaugh Testified That He Didn't Attend Parties Where Women Were Gang Raped

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    In the days since the shocking allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh have been made, a number of other accomplices have been named, including Kavanaugh's former classmate, Mark Judge . I mean, just to say he was present is a really egregious lack of specificity when you're talking about charges this horrific. Kavanaugh also responded to some of Swetnick's allegations in an interview alongside his wife on Fox News.
  • UCT moves up global rankings to retain Africa's top university spot

    UCT moves up global rankings to retain Africa's top university spot

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    Peking University was down four places to 31st. And leading the list is the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for the second year in a row. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea's front-runner - Seoul National University - has also climbed up the table, claiming 63rd place this year, up from joint 74th.