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Senate Committee Votes Friday on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Committee Votes Friday on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have come forward with their own allegations. When Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked her if it could be a case of mistaken identity, as Kavanaugh and some Republican senators have suggested, Ford replied: "Absolutely not". [Full Article...]

2 pilots die in jet crash at SC airport

Two other people were hospitalised but the deceased are yet to be identified, he added. Parks Evans, the county coroner, said 'It looked like blunt force injuries'. At least one dozen firefighters are working next to the plane. One of the engines remained running until first responders were able to break into the cockpit to shut it down. [Full Article...]

Seal slaps kayaker's face with octopus in New Zealand

Seal slaps kayaker's face with octopus in New Zealand He went on: "Such a raw moment, brought us so much laugh to all of us all day long". The friend described it as a day to remember! The video was uploaded to Instagram , getting thousands of views this week. They said they were testing the maker's latest model when the incident occurred. A gobsmacking video of a seal slapping a kayaker with a live octopus, has gone viral. [Full Article...]

Danish police block bridges and ferries to Sweden and Germany

Danish police block bridges and ferries to Sweden and Germany The Great Belt Bridge in Denmark has been wholly closed to cars, while ferries and trains are also affected. The paper claims the vehicle and its three passengers is associated with a "serious crime" that may be an ongoing kidnapping. Denmark's TV2 said a police helicopter and a search with canine squads was spotted on the highway near Roskilde, 40 miles (25km) west of Copenhagen between the capit... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim

Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim As part of its review of the judge's qualifications, the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary found that Kavanaugh "enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and is a person of outstanding character". Some experts say Ford's use of scientific brain function has helped lend to her credibility. The outside counsel who questioned Christine Blasey Ford told Republican senators Thur... [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford Releases Prepared Testimony Before Thursday's Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford Releases Prepared Testimony Before Thursday's Hearing The May through August pages mention several parties at various houses and also a beach week, highlighted in all caps, the week after Kavanaugh's exams. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". He urged senators to listen to the people who know him and not those making grotesque allegations against him. [Full Article...]

UP, DLSU among the world's top 'research-intensive universities'

UP, DLSU among the world's top 'research-intensive universities' THE's World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across their core missions of teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income, and reputation), worldwide outlook (staff, students and research); citations (research influence); and industry income (knowledge transfer). [Full Article...]

Sabarimala temple: SC to pronounce its verdict tomorrow

Sabarimala temple: SC to pronounce its verdict tomorrow The CJI said devotion can not be subjected to discrimination and patriarchal notion can not be allowed to trump equality in devotion. The temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is one of the most famous temples in Kerala . In the ruling, Justice Chandrachud criticised this diktat, saying: "The ban says presence of women deviates from celibacy". CJI Misra read out his judgment first, on behalf o... [Full Article...]

Indonesia quake: 7.7-magnitude strikes off coast in Ring of Fire

Earlier Friday, Indonesia was struck by multiple earthquakes . A tsunami alert has been issued hours after a milder quake brought down houses in the same area, and officials expect further damage. It wasn't immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage resulting from the quake. The area was hit earlier Friday by a magnitude 6.1 quake that based on preliminary information killed one ... [Full Article...]

US arrests Chinese national on spying charge

US arrests Chinese national on spying charge News says the MSS asked Ji to "study the backgrounds of Chinese nationals who were working as engineers and scientists in the United States", including some who had worked for defence contractors. The eight people were naturalized US citizens born in mainland China or Taiwan who were working in or had recently retired from jobs in the science, technology or aerospace fields, according to the 16-pa... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabian King to officially open high speed train line

Saudi Arabian King to officially open high speed train line The transport network will have five stations: Mecca, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdulaziz International Airport and Medina. The railway's 35 trains will travel at speeds of up to 300km/h and can accommodate 60 million passengers annually. [Full Article...]

Canada strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

Canada strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship The resolution, jointly advanced by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the European Union, marks "an important step for justice", Human Rights Watch Geneva director John Fisher said in a statement . The FFM report said Myanmar's military had carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya with "genocidal intent" and called for commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and five named gene... [Full Article...]

New research shows Millennials are causing the divorce rate to drop

New research shows Millennials are causing the divorce rate to drop Contrary to baby boomers, who often married young, divorced and remarried, new data shows younger couples - Generation X and especially millennials - are going about things differently. The current and future decline in divorce is "all the more remarkable", says Cohen, as attitudes towards divorce have reached record levels of acceptance. [Full Article...]

China Is Out to Get Me

Security Council meeting on nonproliferation on Wednesday - accusing China of meddling in the US midterms, and promising sanctions "tougher than ever before" on Iran. In the first round of reciprocal tariffs that came into effect earlier this year, China had targeted US agricultural products out of states that helped carry Trump to victory in 2016. [Full Article...]

The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing

The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing Addressing Democrats and then Kavanaugh , Graham said, "You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford". Ford said she finally opened up about Kavanaugh's role to a "couple of close friends on the beach in California" in conversations 'over the next two days'. [Full Article...]

Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing Kavanaugh's entered the hearing room fuming and ready to fight, as he angrily denied the charges from Ford and other woman accusing him of misconduct, barked back at senators and dismissed some questions with a flippant "whatever". Shortly after Republicans began questioning Kavanaugh, GOP senators themselves began asking their own questions. "There are not clear rules on the burden of proof i... [Full Article...]

Plane crash in Micronesia as Air Niugini flight overshoots runway

Plane crash in Micronesia as Air Niugini flight overshoots runway It's understood the flight was scheduled to continue on from Pohnpei Chuuk to Port Moresby. Air Niugini is Papua New Guinea's leading airline and flies to over 30 destinations both nationally and internationally. Social media posts shows a series of small boats helping passengers from the submerged aircraft. "Somebody has to look into that and let us now", he told the news website. [Full Article...]

Unusual early cyclone forms in Pacific

Unusual early cyclone forms in Pacific It's the earliest cyclone to form in the South Pacific since cyclones began being named. The closest township to the cyclone at the moment is Kirakira in the Solomon Islands. The tropical cyclone is expected to be downgraded to a tropical low by 12pm on Saturday. There have been other cyclones that have formed even in July and August. [Full Article...]

La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019

La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019 Japan surpasses Britain as the second most-represented in the listing of 1,250 higher education institutions for the first time . China Medical University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Yang-Ming University and Taipei Medical University were grouped in the 501-600 cohort, while Chang Gung University, National Sun Yat-Sen University and National Taiwan ... [Full Article...]

Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

The flight was landing. The lagoon where the plane landed was not believed to be far from land, and a number of small boats were now part of the rescue. "The plane crashed and in around five minutes the rescuers were there, they were ordinary people, because there are plenty of boats around the shore". [Full Article...]


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