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World News At least 48 people killed after natural disaster triggers tsunami in Indonesia
Author: 0 At least 48 people killed after natural disaster triggers tsunami in Indonesia

Pictures supplied by the disaster agency showed a badly damaged shopping mall in Palu where at least one floor had collapsed onto the storey below, while other photographs showed major damage to buildings and large cracks across pavements. At least 384 people have been killed, officials said, as many were swept away by giant waves while they played on a beach. It was followed by at least two dozen aftershocks.

World News Palu airport closed, families missing as massive sea waves hit Sulawesi Island
Author: 0 Palu airport closed, families missing as massive sea waves hit Sulawesi Island

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned that a tsunami was possible as a result, according to the Associated Press . The quakes led to the closure of the main airport in the province and cut off communication, officials said. A year earlier , in 2005, a quake measuring 8.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Sumatra, which is particularly prone to quakes, killing 900 people and injuring 6,000.

World News Michael Avenatti client Julie Swetnick is 3rd Brett Kavanaugh accuser
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti client Julie Swetnick is 3rd Brett Kavanaugh accuser

The first was Christine Blasey Ford , a professor who alleged that, while in high school, Kavanaugh pinned her down and put his hand over her mouth, groping her while his friend watched. Grassley announced Tuesday that a committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination is tentatively scheduled for Friday. Kavanaugh has also "categorically denied" allegations made by his other two accusers: Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

World News Lindsey Graham: Kavanaugh Fiasco All About Politics
Author: 0 Lindsey Graham: Kavanaugh Fiasco All About Politics

He ended his speech with a simple message for Judge Kavanaugh and his colleagues, "I intend to vote for you and I hope everybody that's fair minded will". "What happened to her I don't know". The accusations first surfaced in media reports earlier this month, after Ford sent a letter to Sen. "Did you meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein on August 20th?" Concluding his grandstanding, Graham told Kavanaugh's daughters that he was proud of their father and he believes he is "a good man".

World News Chris Coons Near Tears Over Flake's Support for Kavanaugh: 'Oh F*ck'
Author: 0 Chris Coons Near Tears Over Flake's Support for Kavanaugh: 'Oh F*ck'

Like he needed to understand that women feel incredibly enraged about the thought of our stories, of our experiences of surviving sexual violence being dismissed, laughed at, disbelieved. "That's what happened to me and that's what you're telling all women in America". "I found Dr. Ford's testimony credible, and believe she is honest in her version of the facts", Grassley said.

World News Kavanaugh's chances? Online markets offer a perspective on his nomination
Author: 0 Kavanaugh's chances? Online markets offer a perspective on his nomination

Ford or others". 10 to approve Mr Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court but the full Senate vote will be delayed while the FBI investigate allegations of sexual assault against him. Late Thursday, the magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States withdrew its endorsement of Kavanaugh, saying the nomination was no longer in the interests of the country and "should be withdrawn".

World News F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet Crashes in SC
Author: 0 F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet Crashes in SC

The statement from deputies said the pilot ejected and is being checked for injuries. Martin says this would be the first crash of the US military's newest and most expensive aircraft. The Pentagon's deal with Lockheed Martin for 141 fighter jets comes amid persistent controversy over a weapons program that has become the most expensive the Defense Department has ever undertaken.

World News Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

It's only the second time he's held a solo news conference on USA soil as president. The nation's political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans who tuned in to the Capitol Hill hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh .

World News Trump Open To Having Both Brett Kavanaugh Accusers Testify: White House
Author: 0 Trump Open To Having Both Brett Kavanaugh Accusers Testify: White House

He may have had, I think, accusations made. Trump went on to describe "a very risky period in our country" that he said was being "perpetuated by some very evil people - some of them are Democrats". They refused to even write about it. A successful defense of his good name could mean Kavanaugh's swift elevation to the high court, a historic victory for the GOP's judicial philosophy, and the culmination of a decades-long campaign dating back to the Earl Warren era of the Supreme Court .

World News President Trump's Press Conference At The U.N.
Author: 0 President Trump's Press Conference At The U.N.

Christine Blasey Ford ". But the president also vigorously defended Kavanaugh , who's now been directly accused by three women of sexual misconduct - in all three cases the judge has denied the allegations. China was another big topic, as Trump said without evidence earlier on Wednesday that the country is trying to influence America's elections. "The President's been clear: Let's let them speak", Sanders said.

World News Danish Capital is Cut Off Due to 'Major' Police Operation
Author: 0 Danish Capital is Cut Off Due to 'Major' Police Operation

The Oresund Bridge, linking Zealand with Sweden, was partially closed in the direction of Sweden but reopened shortly after. The Great Belt Bridge in Denmark has been completely closed, and ferries and trains are also affected. Television footage showed cars being checked as they drove through roadblocks at the Oresund bridge to Sweden. Police would not immediately respond to queries about the operation.

World News Sending Supreme Court nominee to Senate vote
Author: 0 Sending Supreme Court nominee to Senate vote

The American Bar Association, which earlier endorsed Kavanaugh, and the dean of Yale Law School, which Kavanaugh attended, also called for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, the first indication of the legal profession turning on the nominee.

World News 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia
Author: 0 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

A paramedic gives treatment to an natural disaster survivor outside a hospital in Donggala, Indonesia Sulawesi Island, September 28, 2018. A strong and shallow quake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck central Indonesia on Friday (Sept 28), geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

World News Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Sabrimala case on Friday
Author: 0 Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Sabrimala case on Friday

Agreeing with the majority judgement, Justice Nariman said Sabarimala Temple custom of barring women in age 10-50 years is not backed by Article 26 of the Constitution. "These are new and evolving forms of untouchability in the realm of patriarchy", she said, referring to an outlawed practice of untouchability under India's ancient caste system.

World News US arrests Chinese national on spying charge
Author: 0 US arrests Chinese national on spying charge

The case is the latest of several federal investigations targeting possible espionage schemes by China at a time when the two governments are at loggerheads over trade, intellectual property rights, Taiwan and militarisation of the South China Sea.

Author: 0 Trump faces pushback on Iran at UN Security Council

The Trump administration says China is stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support the president's tough trade stance against China and interfere in the USA political system. Each imposed tariff increases on the other's goods on Monday and Beijing accused the Trump administration of bullying. Officials say China's cyber-espionage operations targeting USA defense and commerce have been formidable, however.

World News The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
Author: 0 The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

Pat Leahy, who had sat on the same Judiciary panel during the Anita Hill hearing, asked about Ford's most enduring memory of the incident. With millions of Americans alternately riveted and horrified by the televised drama, Blasey and Kavanaugh left no room for compromise, no possibility of confusion, no chance that they remembered something differently.

World News Major terrorist attack foiled in the Netherlands
Author: 0 Major terrorist attack foiled in the Netherlands

Dutch prosecutors believe the attack has now been foiled following a months-long investigation. Prosecutors believe the suspects wanted to carry out twin attacks involving a bomb and gun attack at an event and a auto bomb detonated elsewhere.

World News Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive
Author: 0 Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive

He said the passengers and crew were at the local hospital undergoing checks, with no serious injuries reported. "The plane crashed in the lagoon, about 160 yards away from the runway", Chuuk airport manager Jimmy Emilio told the BBC. Videos posted to social media show dozens of people in boats around the wreckage. A spokesman for Papua New Guinea's Accident Investigation Commission said investigators would fly to the scene as soon as possible to piece together what happened.

World News Madison again makes top 50 in World University Rankings
Author: 0 Madison again makes top 50 in World University Rankings

Baty noted that though more Thai universities were included in THE World University Rankings this year, a bigger presence on the list did not downplay the poorer rankings. China's Tsinghua University jumped eight spots to reach No. 22, surpassing Peking University, down four places to 31, and the National University of Singapore dropped one place from a year ago and came in at No.

Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford’s Polygraph Results Released

Later, she said her certainty was "100 per cent". "And no, I've never done anything like that". "It will be interesting to hear what she has to say". Instead Kavanaugh has seemed in peril and on Thursday he faced the Senate hearing amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct at the top of powerful institutions.

World News Pictures of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern's baby at the UN
Author: 0 Pictures of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern's baby at the UN

Ardern is expected to address the UN General Assembly herself on Thursday. As foreshadowed she spoke at length about the importance of worldwide institutions, particularly in combating global issues, like climate change. He said: "Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother". When asked whether this was true, Ardern smiled and asked Colbert if he was "trying to create a diplomatic incident".

World News Trump postpones meeting with Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 Trump postpones meeting with Rod Rosenstein

Russian Federation denies interfering. Rosenstein is often the target of Trump's anger. Rashidi also told New York Times reporter Michael Grynbaum that he "loved" the incident, saying that Trump "made me happy by this sentence". "I'm talking with him". At a press conference Wednesday, the president compared the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Mueller probe.

World News Boyfriend Who Filed Restraining Order Against Third Kavanaugh Accuser: 'She's Not Credible'
Author: 0 Boyfriend Who Filed Restraining Order Against Third Kavanaugh Accuser: 'She's Not Credible'

In this September 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. " Brett Kavanaugh must withdraw". To be clear, Swetnick is not accusing Kavanaugh of assaulting her personally. Kavanaugh pushed her onto the bed, got on top of her, and put his hand over her mouth so she could not scream, Ford says.