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Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth

Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth Soldiers fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel shells at demonstrators, who gathered in many camps along the dividing line, and several were choked by tear gas. The funeral for 25-year-old Karim Muhammad was held on Saturday, a day after he was shot dead by Israeli troops in the eastern Gaza Strip. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been stalled since 2014. [Full Article...]

Heller Backtracks After Calling Kavanaugh Assault Allegations A 'Hiccup'

Heller Backtracks After Calling Kavanaugh Assault Allegations A 'Hiccup' To win, he's performing political acrobatics, aligning himself with President Donald Trump while trying to keep his distance from the scandals surrounding the president. "The other 20 percent ... he has a reality show". President Trump torched Democrats, claiming they're anti-ICE and anti-law enforcement. Heller on Thursday credited the president for improving the economy, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser Accepts 'Tentative' Deal To Testify In Front Of Senate Committee

Kavanaugh Accuser Accepts 'Tentative' Deal To Testify In Front Of Senate Committee According to the AP, the person briefed on the talks said that Ford's lawyers for and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the tentative agreement Saturday, however other terms of the public hearing will be negotiated Sunday. [Full Article...]

Corbyn would back second European Union referendum if Labour activists support it

With talk of a new election swirling after May's "Chequers" plan was all but shredded at an European Union summit in Austria last week and chances of Britain exiting the bloc without a deal rising, Labour is under pressure to start setting the Brexit agenda. [Full Article...]

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal The sanctions mean China's Equipment Development Department will be denied USA foreign export licenses, is banned from making foreign exchange transactions within US jurisdictions and is prohibited from using the US financial system. The official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, insisted that the sanctions were aimed at Moscow, not Beijing . The Act allows U.S. [Full Article...]

Corbyn: 'I'll back a People's Vote'

Mr Corbyn declined to say whether we would vote to remain or to leave the European Union in the event of a second referendum when pressed by BBC journalist Andrew Marr, but said he would back a second referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union if Labour activists at the party conference demand it. [Full Article...]

Victorian girl fighting for her life after shark attack

Victorian girl fighting for her life after shark attack However, in other areas of north Queensland the shark control program targets Tiger and Bull sharks. "Her status at the moment could be called critical until further information is released", Queensland Ambulance Service Mackay operations manager Tracey Eastwick said. [Full Article...]

Plane dispatched from Perth to rescue sailor

Plane dispatched from Perth to rescue sailor Mr Tomy is not the only solo sailor in the race to have struck trouble. There is a second sat phone and the second YB3 texting unit, but he can not reach them. The organisers said they had urged him to try to get to the bag because it could be crucial in making contact with a plane from Australia and an Indian air force plane which might be able to fly over the area. [Full Article...]

Cruz, O'Rourke Square Off In Testy Dallas Debate

Cruz, O'Rourke Square Off In Testy Dallas Debate O'Rourke, though, faulted Cruz for not opposing Trump more and said the president undermines American democratic institutions. "I think what he's fighting for doesn't work", Cruz said. Senate . O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman from El Paso, has benefited from an avalanche of media attention and a gusher of small donations, raising millions of dollars more than Cruz. [Full Article...]

At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded After Military Parade Attack In Iran

At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded After Military Parade Attack In Iran Some media reports said that there were four assailants and that at least two had been killed. Members of the Revolutionary Guards and civilians, including one journalist, were among those killed, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency ( Isna ) reported, citing deputy governor of Khuzestan province, Hossein Hosseinzadeh. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom foreign minister Hunt urges EU: Get serious in Brexit talks - worldwide

United Kingdom foreign minister Hunt urges EU: Get serious in Brexit talks - worldwide The Daily Mail headlined its front page "The May Ultimatum" saying her steely response had come a day after European Union leaders had humiliatingly dismissed her Brexit blueprint. The announcement was greeted by Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson who said: "Tusk statement". She said: "I have always said that these negotiations would be tough - and they were always bound to be tough... [Full Article...]

Police arrest man accused of running over emus in Australia

Police arrest man accused of running over emus in Australia Emus are flightless running birds native to Australia that are the second-largest living birds by height after ostriches. The video was posted to social media, causing wide spread disgust and condemnation. It comes after horrific mobile phone footage emerged on Wednesday, showing the man behind the wheel of a white 4WD hurtling down a dirt road at nearly 120km/h, chasing after a flock of emus. [Full Article...]

24 killed, dozens wounded in 'terrorist' attack in Iran

24 killed, dozens wounded in 'terrorist' attack in Iran The State Department later offered a statement from spokeswoman Heather Nauert, who said that the USA government was aware of the reports of an attack. He blamed regional countries and their "US masters" for the attack, adding that Iran would respond " swiftly and decisively ". The IRNA report said those wounded in the attack Saturday included a woman and a child. [Full Article...]

Trump Attacked Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser. Now People Are Revealing #WhyIDidntReport

About one year after the #MeToo movement became a rallying cry for survivors of sexual harassment and assault to speak out, some victims are using another hashtag to explain why they stayed silent about their experiences. The actor and activist Daryl Hannah said she did report her assault - and that it "didn't matter". There is no evidence to suggest Ford told her parents about an incident at ... [Full Article...]

Yale prof reportedly told students Kavanaugh hires attractive clerks

Yale prof reportedly told students Kavanaugh hires attractive clerks Chua , who has endorsed Kavanaugh and referred to him as a " mentor for women ", reportedly instructed female law students prepping for interviews with him on how to be "model-like". Yale Law School says it will look into the claims, which it says it had not previously heard. He hires only the most qualified clerks, and they have been diverse as well as exceptionally talented and capable. [Full Article...]

Tanzania: Death Toll in Lake Victoria Tragedy Reaches 196

Tanzania: Death Toll in Lake Victoria Tragedy Reaches 196 They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said . The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Released from Prison

Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Released from Prison Yet, she'll be freed, despite failing to undergo mental health evaluations up until this point, the AP reported. Barzee will also have 9 p.m. curfew. One of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers has been placed on the Utah sex offender registry after her release from prison. In 2010, Barzee was found competent to proceed in a separate state court case against her. [Full Article...]

6m Attack on military parade in Iran

6m Attack on military parade in Iran There have been two conflicting claims of responsibility: one from a low profile Arab militant group in Iran's Khuzestan region and one from IS. The group provided no evidence for the claim, Reuters reported. He did not elaborate. The judiciary-linked Mizan news agency said several of the accused were Iranians who had left to join IS in neighbouring countries and then returned. [Full Article...]

Dozen possible victims of California doctor come forward

Dozen possible victims of California doctor come forward Rackauckas said the alleged crimes are not limited to Newport Beach, where at least one woman has said she met Riley and Robicheaux at a restaurant in April 2016, before becoming intoxicated and going back to Robicheaux's apartment, where she was allegedly drugged and raped by the couple, according to prosecutors. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Trump's searing reproach of the California psychology professor defied the Senate Republican strategy, and the advice of White House aides, of not disparaging her while firmly defending his nominee and the tight timetable for confirming him. [Full Article...]


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