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Responding to typhoon Mangkhut - Philippines


Building damage looks to be more superficial than structural in the main, in terms of windows broken, cladding torn off, etc, but the wide area impacted means there will be a significant economic hit to Hong Kong from the typhoon and as a result a hit to exposed insurance and any reinsurance interests. Read More »

Border agent admits prostitute killings in Texas


It was unclear if Ortiz had an attorney or if bond was set. Authorities didn't immediately disclose the victims' names or nationalities. He said authorities believe Ortiz was "profiling" and "hunting" certain types of victims. A border control agent in Texas has been arrested for killing four women. "The arrest of the border patrol agent who has allegedly committed multiple murders could not have happened without the hard work and expertise of the Texas Rangers , the Webb County Sheriff's ... Read More »

Summit could be domestic win for S. Korean leader


Speaking to the media Wednesday after a brief signing ceremony, Kim and Moon vowed to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula once and for all, something they first committed to at their April summit . " Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of worldwide experts". Read More »

1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding


Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, but it's 90 miles per hour winds and 20-plus inches of rain have left damage and flooding throughout portions of eastern and central North Carolina . In addition, the company reported there are about 6.33 million chicken at about 30 farms in the Lumberton area isolated by floodwaters and now unreachable. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un To Visit Seoul ''In Near Future''


The statement caps off the third summit between Kim and Moon, who is under increasing pressure from Washington to find a path forward in its efforts to get Kim to completely - and unilaterally - abandon his nuclear arsenal. Ms Nauert said the U.S. would "continue to consult very closely and carefully and regularly with the South Koreans" during their meetings in North Korea. Read More »

Texas Removes Hillary Clinton From History Books


These decisions aren't set in stone: There's still a chance for the BOE to make changes before a final November vote. Texas schoolchildren will still learn of the heroic "Victory or Death" letter penned by Lt. Items on that rubric included whether a figure "triggered a watershed change", whether they "represented an underrepresented group", and whether their impact will "stand the test of time". Read More »

Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »