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Mitch McConnell describes attorney questioning Kavanaugh and his accuser a 'female assistant'

Mitch McConnell describes attorney questioning Kavanaugh and his accuser a 'female assistant' Among references to football and drinking, the future Supreme Court nominee's page boasts that he is a "Renate Alumnus", a phrase that also appears below a group of nine football players including Kavanaugh, and the pages of multiple other individuals, the New York Times reports. [Full Article...]

Idlib civilians hope for peace and safety after demilitarised zone deal

Idlib civilians hope for peace and safety after demilitarised zone deal In addition to this, transit traffic on the M4 (Aleppo-Latakia) and M5 (Aleppo-Hama) routes, which have been closed for many years due to the civil war, will be restored by the end of 2018. In the meantime, field sources in Northern Syria reported that a new convoy of the Turkish troops, including elite forces, personnel-carrier vehicles and canons have been dispatched to Rayhanli region in Hatay ... [Full Article...]

Aadhaar not mandatory for admission in schools

Aadhaar not mandatory for admission in schools The first of the three verdicts was pronounced by Justice A K Sikri who wrote the judgement for himself, CJI and Justice A M Khanwilkar. "Dignity to the marginalised outweighs privacy", Justice Sikri's judgment read. He emphasised that there is fundamental difference between the Aadhaar and other identity proofs. Is there sufficient protection for the massive amounts of data that the state has c... [Full Article...]

Sharks killed after attacks in north Queensland

Sharks killed after attacks in north Queensland It is unlikely experts will ever be able to confirm whether any of the sharks that have been killed were responsible for biting the two victims. "The reaction by the Queensland Government setting drum lines and culling sharks is understandable and in some ways I appreciate it", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump boasts of America's might, draws headshakes at UN

The president touted economic figures, declared that the USA military is "more powerful than it has ever been before", and asserted that in "less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than nearly any administration in the history of our country". [Full Article...]

China will not talk if United States 'holds knife' to it

China will not talk if United States 'holds knife' to it Mr Mattis travelled to China in June in an attempt to deepen military-to-military dialogue with Beijing, even as Sino-US trade tensions climbed and anxiety in Washington grew over China's modernisation of its armed forces and its increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

Rafale deal: Congress will bring to justice all those who dishonoured: Rahul

Rafale deal: Congress will bring to justice all those who dishonoured: Rahul Gandhi's tweets from August 31 - which said, ".this Rafale aircraft really does fly far and fast! Firing fresh salvo at the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi , BJP leader and Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat on Monday alleged that the opposition leader was being part of an "international conspiracy" to sabotage the Rafale fighter jet deal to benefit his brother-in-law Robert Vadr... [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee sets Kavanaugh vote for Friday

Senate Judiciary Committee sets Kavanaugh vote for Friday Typically, senators themselves do the questioning. Ford has agreed to testify on Thursday, after almost a week of fraught negotiations with chair of the Senate judiciary committee, Chuck Grassley . Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of a handful of Senate Republicans undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Kavanaugh's confirmation would firm up conservative control of the Supreme Court and adva... [Full Article...]

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed Kavanaugh faces two accusers. "We have hired a female assistant to go on staff and to ask these questions in a respectful and professional way", referring to the attorney (whose name is being kept private) hired by the male panel of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee who will question both Kavanaugh and Ford during Thursday's hearing. [Full Article...]

'I didn't expect that reaction': Trump's boasting provokes laughter at UN

'I didn't expect that reaction': Trump's boasting provokes laughter at UN President Donald Trump repeatedly says " the world is laughing at us " when bashing his political rivals or ideas that go against his agenda . In June, Trump claimed that he has " accomplished a lot - many believe more than any President in his first 500 days", pointing to tax and regulation cuts and "Best Economy & Jobs EVER". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blasts second Kavanaugh accuser as a ‘mess’ and ‘inebriated’

Kavanaugh told MacCallum, "I never did any such thing". That accusation, in a report by The New Yorker magazine, pushed the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats for further investigation. [Full Article...]

Desperate search for retired British man and his Thai wife feared dead

Desperate search for retired British man and his Thai wife feared dead They claim that Khun Warut moved the bodies to bury in the garden. He said the killers had been traced after stealing the couple's pickup truck, and that they had confessed after their arrest to being hired by Nhot's brother to kill them. [Full Article...]

Trump says he has no plans to meet 'lovely' Iranian President Rouhani

Numerous assembled world leaders and foreign dignitaries responded with laughter. "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay", Trump said in response. A year ago the United States president called the North Korean leader "Little Rocket Man" in his debut speech at the UN General Assembly. "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unaccountable, unelected global bureaucracy", M... [Full Article...]

Montreal Expecting Severe Thunderstorms And Risk Of Tornadoes

Montreal Expecting Severe Thunderstorms And Risk Of Tornadoes As that cold front approaches, that dynamic will be in play and we could see some gusty winds and storms. After a wet and stormy Tuesday , rain chances will taper off into the day on Wednesday . Damaging winds will be the main threat with embedded bowing segments. We should keep things dry with sunny to partly cloudy skies. The risk for severe weather won't kick in until about 6 or 7 p.m. [Full Article...]

Teenager rescued after 49 days adrift in Pacific on fishing raft

Teenager rescued after 49 days adrift in Pacific on fishing raft Adilang said he lit a lamp on his raft every time he saw a passing ship - more than 10 times - but none responded, according to The Jakarta Post . The platform made it all the way to the waters of Guam where he was picked up by a Panamanian-flagged ship, MV Arpeggio , on August 31, before it continued onto Tokuyama port in the Yamaguchi prefecture of Japan. [Full Article...]

Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes arrested after weeks holed up in Senate

Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes arrested after weeks holed up in Senate Trillanes was taken by police to their headquarters in Makati city, where his fingerprints and mugshot were taken. " The court has spoken ", he said in a statement. "In a view of the above disquisition, the prosecution's omnibus motion dated September 7, 2018 for issuance of warrant of arrest and hold departure order against Sen". [Full Article...]

A rare two-headed copperhead discovered in Virginia

A rare two-headed copperhead discovered in Virginia A unique specimen, caught a young of your species, were caught and then placed in the hands of experts from the wildlife Center of this state. The very rare two-headed snake. Perry's business later posted the photos, without many details, on Facebook . Some were just overwhelmed by the thought of a two-headed serpent. The herpetologist will continue monitoring the snake. [Full Article...]

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits The Department of Homeland Security has to review those comments before finalising the rule. USA immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump's administration. [Full Article...]

May tells ministers to hold their nerve

May tells ministers to hold their nerve As ministers gathered at 10 Downing Street the prime minister said she remained confident of securing a withdrawal agreement with the EU. The meeting came as the Department for Exiting the EU (Dexeu) released guidance that warned United Kingdom businesses and households of possible disruption to flights and coach services to the continent in a no-deal Brexit . [Full Article...]

Flights between Britain & EU could be halted after Brexit

May said her plan was the only viable one on the table and that she remained confident of securing a deal, it said in a statement. The government has also said that the role of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) which monitors and regulates aircraft safety in the EU, will be transferred to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). [Full Article...]


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