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Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department

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The administration previously lowered the number of refugees admitted from 110,000 when President Trump took office to 45,000, though the number admitted last fiscal year did not near that cap. According to him, the 2018 proposed refugee ceiling must be considered in the context of the many other forms of protection and assistance offered by the country. Read More »

Two dead, two in hospital after music festival in Penrith

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A 19-year-old man from Artarmon was flown from the festival to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition. Australian Medical Association president Tony Bartone says law enforcement can't be the sole strategy when it comes to dealing with illicit drugs. Read More »

Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

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Hirono cautiously added: "Okay, you can see I'm a little upset by this, the unfairness of it". To be sure, there is virtually no chance that Kavanaugh will be completely exonerated by the time the Senate votes to confirm him - just like there is virtually no chance he will be proven guilty. Read More »

Trump meets with Poland's president at White House

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At a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the White House, Trump said Poland is offering to pay Washington at least $2 billion to help meet the costs of the base, which would likely irk an increasingly assertive Moscow. Read More »

Hurricane Donald: Trump Creates a New Twitter Storm

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It has been that this Puerto Rico has got less attention which is in spite of being which is one of the worst disasters in the modern American history which is more than Katrina and are far less attention than we have got from the Superstorm Sandy. Read More »

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

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He's an outstanding intellect, an outstanding judge respected by everybody, never had even a little blemish on his record. The dueling testimony had been expected to take place Monday in a piece of blockbuster Washington theater, putting both Trump's bid to tilt the Supreme Court to the right and political momentum ahead of November midterm congressional elections into play. Read More »

Texas man rescues 6 dogs during Hurricane Florence rescue missions

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One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, where dozens of buildings were destroyed, the National Weather Service reported . It has stopped raining in the Carolinas, but the remains of Hurricane Florence are still creating danger . The weather service's Binghamton branch said that some places in NY got more than 3 inches of rain in less than 24 hours . Read More »

Trump orders public release of Russian Federation documents

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These documents in particular include the Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance application dated October 2016, which concerns Carter Page , who was at the time an adviser to the campaign headquarters, as part of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). Read More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Signs Letter Supporting Kavanaugh Accuser

Democrats refused to participate, saying the seriousness of the charges merited a full FBI investigation. He told reporters at the White House: "If it takes a little delay, it will take a little delay". The accusation against Brett Kavanaugh , who is waiting for the Senate to vote on his nomination, came earlier this month. Monday's planned hearing seems to be following a similar pattern. Read More »

Kavanaugh allegations lead to White House scramble

I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone. The allegation became public after the contents of a letter Ford sent to California Sen. De Lannoy said that while she didn't know Ford well, she noted that their school was small, with 70 girls in her class of 1985. Thomas won confirmation by a vote of 52 to 48, with 11 Democrats supporting him in a Senate they controlled. Read More »

Man dies after being swept away by flood waters in Union County

The department says the boy's mother was traveling east on state highway 218 near the town of Wadesboro when she drove through barricades. Authorities said her vehicle left the roadway and came to rest amongst a group of trees. "She managed to free herself and Kaiden, who was in a auto seat, but lost her grip on him in the rushing water", the office said. "Our roads are flooded", he said. Read More »

Schiff: Trump Declassifying DOJ Materials 'A Clear Abuse Of Power'

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Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI ) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russian Federation investigation, without redaction, of James Comey , Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok , Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr", an announcement from the White House declared Monday. Read More »

Florence`s drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas; thousands displaced

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Registered voters in North Carolina may vote by mail; vote in person from October 17 through Nov. 3; or vote on Election Day, Nov. 6. Cooper said many roads are still closed throughout the state. He told the network that he had harrowing incidents like the storm in mind. The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect. Read More »

Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser Scheduled for Next Week

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Ford for next Monday. Earlier, Trump said "a little delay" may be needed in an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has issued blanket denials and also agreed to the idea of testifying again. Kavanaugh, Ford told the Post , pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party in the early 1980s, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. Read More »

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

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The Dagga Party has for many years been fighting for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Celebrations broke out in the court, which was packed with marijuana advocates and members of South Africa's Rastafarian community. The couple that's taken government to court over anti-cannabis laws, Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs. The ruling hasn't however, said how much a person can legally have, and that will be up to parliament. Read More »

Kavanaugh and accuser to testify in Senate

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Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, told Politico it would be best for the committee to not vote on Kavanaugh until the committee hears Ford out. Until Monday, Trump had remained silent about the allegations against Kavanaugh. A split over the nomination seemed to be emerging among the GOP. On Oct. 1, 1991, the Judiciary Committee voted 7-7 on the nomination but reported it without recommendation to the Senate floor. Read More »

K-pop stars in Pyongyang to attend inter-Korean summit

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The summit will likely be a crucial indicator of how the larger nuclear negotiations with the United States will proceed. "What I seek is not a temporary change that may be decided by worldwide conditions, but irreversible and lasting peace that will literally not shake despite how global conditions change", Moon said, according to pool reports. Read More »

U.S. pushes back national wireless alert test to Oct. 3

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It is however a good opportunity to check your own emergency communications plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing a new warning system. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message . Read More »

United Kingdom police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

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The police force said that because of the previous incidents "tests were immediately carried out which enabled us to rule out that the pair had been exposed to Novichok". "You are just absolutely gobsmacked", she said. A statement from police following the incident said it was not clear if a crime had been committed and enquiries remained ongoing. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says

Eshoo , which was then forwarded to Senator Dianne Feinstein . Initially the sexual misconduct allegation was conveyed in a private letter , without revealing Ford's name. Cramer and Republican Sen. The entire time , the media will cover the hearings, and the accuser, according to well-established norms - which is to say Ford will be treated like Anita Hill , not Juanita Broaddrick. Read More »

Russia says a military aircraft vanishes near Syria during Israeli, French strikes

TRT World's Editor-at-large Ahmet Alioglu breaks down the possible theories of what may have happened to the missing Russian aircraft. Syrian media reported a missile attack on the coastal city of Latakia Monday evening. It is claiming a "number of missiles" have been shot down by its air defence network. On Saturday, Syrian air defences downed several missiles that Israel fired near Damascus airport, state media reported. Read More »

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

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Mr Khan said: "Those Afghans whose children are born here and have grown up in Pakistan we will also, god willing, get (passports) for them", Khan said. An official statement issued after Qureshi's daylong trip to Kabul said that in his meetings with Afghan leaders, the foreign minister "underlined the need for dignified, sustainable repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland through a gradual and time-bound plan". Read More »

Trump to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday

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The Trump administration imposed the first tariffs of $34bn on Chinese imports in July. "But we can do so through means other than blanket tariffs". AUDUSD and NZDUSD are getting hit too. It is planned that the new duties on Chinese imports will come into force in a few weeks . Trump has tried to use tariffs to penalize a number of countries this year, including Mexico, Japan, Canada and members of the European Union , hoping that the threat of driving up costs on their products will ... Read More »

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

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On Friday evening gunmen dressed as a mariachi band opened fire before making a getaway on motorcycles, officials said on Saturday. It's unclear whether the shooting was motivated by gang violence, but the Times notes that a district infested with drugs and gangs lies about a mile away. Read More »

Jeff Flake: Kavanaugh Accuser 'Must Be Heard'

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She told reporters on Monday that she assumed committee staff interviews with Kavanaugh and Ford "would be the prelude to some sort of hearing". McConnell has said he would like to have Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1, the start of the Supreme Court's new term. Read More »

United States ‘to spare some Apple goods’ from latest China tariffs

Mr Trump has homed in on China as he seeks to rebalance America's trade relations, introducing levies on products from the country worth $50 billion and claiming he is prepared... One of China's most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, according to news reports Monday. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh willing to 'refute' sexual assault allegation before Senate panel

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At least one Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Jeff Flake , told the Post on Sunday that Ford "must be heard" and urged the panel not to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until it can hear from her. Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh . If Republicans bring up the fact that Ford's allegation wasn't reported or relayed to anyone for more than 30 years - until Kavanaugh's name emerged as a possible Supreme Court justice - they will be accused of attacking a woman. Read More »

Russia, Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib

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The zone will be established by October 15 and be 15-20 kilometers (9-12 miles) deep, with troops from Russian Federation and NATO-member Turkey conducting coordinated patrols, President Vladimir Putin said at the end of a more than three-hour meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. Read More »

SUV kills mother of MS-13 victim at memorial service

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Lt. Kevin Beyrer said Rodriguez got into an argument shortly after 4 p.m. with a person related to a resident living on Ray Court in Brentwood regarding the placement of a memorial gathering which was to happen Friday evening in memory of Kayla Cuevas. Read More »

Obama's return: Good or bad for Democrats?

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Bob Casey and other Pennsylvania Democrats, and headline a closed-door fundraiser. Key to statewide victory in 2018 will be boosting turnout in northeast OH and the Cleveland area, Democratic strongholds with a large African-American population that helped carry Obama to victory in the state. Read More »