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Iran’s Top General Vows Crushing Response to Deadly Terror Attack


Iran's state television said the attack targeted a stand where officials were gathered to watch the annual military parade, marking the start of the country's 1980-88 war with Iraq . Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fighting for religious and political dominance for decades. It was not immediately clear if this remark referred to the USA withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or to the Ahvaz attack. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing

The New Yorker's indefatigable Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer report that this one, from freshman year at Yale, has the good judge exposing himself to classmate Deborah Ramirez at a drunken dorm party; though she is fuzzy on some details, she vividly recounts the essentials. Read More »

Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China


Trump has said the U.S. tariffs are created to force a change in Chinese trade policies, which he says pose "a grave threat to the long-term health and prosperity of the United States economy". China imports far less from the United States, making a dollar-for-dollar match on any new US tariffs impossible. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows the United States will be victorious in any trade war with China, a day before the Trump administration's latest tariffs on Chinese imports go into ... Read More »

Voting underway in controversial Maldives presidential election


Maldivian president Yameen Abdul Gayoom, right, casts his vote at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. "For many of us, this has been a hard journey", said Solih. But Yameen's critics, including Solih, said he systematically rolled back democratic freedoms. Read More »

College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party


Both were then high school students in suburban Maryland . The New Yorker says the claim dates back to the 1983-84 academic school year, when he exposed himself to a woman named Deborah Ramirez at a dorm room party. Without the support of any Democratic senators - which now seems unlikely - Kavanaugh can afford to lose the support of one Republican senator. She won her seat in 1992, shortly after the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearing aired an allegation of sexual harassment against a ... Read More »

Mema slams Trump's latest tariffs


The U.S. Trade Representative's office has received 6,000 written comments, mostly in oppositions, since announced his tariff plans. He did not elaborate. Other retailers, including Target, also spoke out against tariffs, saying they will "hurt American consumers". Trump said the usa has become a "piggy bank" to the world "ripped off by everyone". Read More »

Deborah Ramirez new Brett Kavanaugh accuser claims sexual misconduct at Yale

When she came forward a week ago, Ford was only able to offer some vague information about the party where she says Kavanaugh and another teenager, Mark Judge , assaulted her 36 years ago. Ford committed to an "open" hearing after negotiators convened a call on Sunday, her attorneys said in a statement. She attended Yale with Justice Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology, the magazine said. Read More »

Dozen possible victims of California doctor come forward


Investigators say the pair are believed to have attended festivals like Burning Man; the Dirtybird Campout festival in Silverado, California, and the Splash House festival in Palm Springs, and there could be additional victims. Robicheaux and Riley allegedly met one victim at a Newport Beach restaurant in early April 2016, then invited her to a boat party at a later date, according to the DA's office. Read More »

Kavanaugh Will Cite His Teen Calendars in Assault Defense


Senate Democrats are now investigating a bombshell claim by Deborah Ramirez , 53, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a 1980s college party at Yale University, thrust his genitals in her face and caused her to touch them without her consent, according to The New Yorker . Read More »

NC Woman Face Charges For Sheltering Pets in Unregistered Shelter During Florence


Some of the animals were injured or sick and Hedges provided medical care to them. She said the animals needed to be cared for because the veterinarian's office was closed. "All animals who were NOT owned by Ms. Hedges were voluntarily surrendered to Wayne County Animal Services". The animals were dropped off at her warehouse, but the facility was not registered as an official shelter. Read More »

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn promises second vote if Labour members want one


But delegates in Liverpool voted on Sunday for that threshold to be reduced to 33%. After about a five-hour meeting of party members, Labour will vote on a motion that according to the BBC and Guardian newspaper, says: "If we can not get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote". Read More »

Significance of attack on military parade in Iran


ISIS jihadists said via their propaganda mouthpiece Amaq that "Islamic State fighters attacked a gathering of Iranian forces" in Ahvaz. Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the United Arab Emirates' charge d'affaires over comments made about the bloodshed in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. Read More »

ME restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana smoke


Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound, found in Southwest Harbor, Maine, has a new idea for how to humanely kill a lobster: Get it stoned first. The restaurant owner Charlotte Gill says that visitors do not experience psychoactive effects, consuming lobster, soothing marijuana. Read More »

‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller


Heller is now in a very tight race with Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen , a first-term congresswoman who stands to benefit from a wave of Democratic and female activism fueled by opposition to Trump. Christine Blasey Ford should have her say, and Kavanaugh's confirmation can't be delayed any longer. But Trump also said he wants to hear Ford's side of the story, adding: "Let her say what she has to say". Read More »

Corbyn says he would support second Brexit referendum

Later, questioned on whether Labour would be able to get the support of Conservative MPs required to trigger a vote of no confidence in the government, Corbyn added that his party would be "putting [its] case to parliament" and would "see what happens after that". Read More »

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Iran military parade


Parsi also criticized many in the corporate media for calling the incident a "military parade attack" instead of a terror attack that killed numerous civilians. Ahvazi Arabs are a small minority in mainly ethnic Persian Iran but sit on top of the bulk of the country's 137 billion barrels of oil. NPR's Peter Kenyon reported that initially, attackers were described as "takfiri gunmen" by news agencies, a term sometimes used to describe Islamic State fighters. Read More »

The Texas Senate Race Is Now a Toss Up


Cruz, who was a legendary debater as an undergraduate at Princeton. Candidates were asked about what they admired about their opponent. "We're going to see in November, record breaking Democratic turnout", Senator Cruz told his supporters during a rally in Webster. Read More »

Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser


Ford to decide if she still wants to testify to the Senate I feel like I'm playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor", he said. She has alleged Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in their high school years, and Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Trump's outburst saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet, with people - mostly women - sharing why they did not report being assaulted under the Twitter hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. Read More »

" Updated: "Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 312, In Gaza"


Israel's military said Palestinians hurled grenades, explosive devices and rocks toward troops and one soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel. Loudspeakers played alarm signals and Palestinian patriotic music. The Israeli military aggression killed almost 2,200 Palestinians and injured over 11,100 others. Read More »

Woman agrees to testify against US Supreme Court nominee


Grassley also wrote : "Five times now we [have] granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w [ith] her desire stated one [week] ago that she wants to tell Senate her story". "In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court", McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. "That's the way the Senate Republicans have set this up: Do you believe her or do you believe him?" Even one of Trump's own Republican senators, Susan Collins - who sits ... Read More »

Australia emu video investigated for 'horrific cruelty'


A Victorian man says he's the victim of mistaken identity - as online trolls threaten him and his family over a video showing a bloke mowing down emus in the outback. Police in Australia have arrested a man accused of deliberately killing several emu with his vehicle on a rural road and then posting a video of it online. Read More »

Burial of Tanzania ferry disaster victims starts


Divers were also set to continue their grim search in the waters around the boat, where late Saturday they were watched by anxious crowds gathered just metres (yards) away on Ukara's shore. So far 80 people were rescued from the Africa's largest Lake Victoria where the incident happened. Ferries are supposed to have life jackets and life rings, but the fleet has insufficient equipment, Farki said. Read More »

#WhyIDidntReport - Sexual Assault Survivors Share Stories on Twitter


Trump's outburst saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet, with people - mostly women - sharing why they did not report being assaulted under the Twitter hashtag #WhyIDidntReport . Ford claims that the Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge , coerced her into a bedroom during a gathering in 1982. "The senator stopped short, though, of saying whether she believed Ford". Read More »

Israel says keeps Syria freedom of action despite downed Russian Federation plane


Amikam Norkin returned to Israel early Friday morning after meeting with senior Russian officials following an agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) will continue to implement our strategic interests", the official said. The Israelis "provided proof" to the Russians that their plane had been shot down because the Syrian batteries had "fired recklessly, irresponsibly and unprofessionally, long ... Read More »

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack


Iranian government and military officials have pointed the finger at Gulf states, the USA and Israel, with all of whom Iran has longstanding tensions. " Iran's answer is forthcoming within the framework of law and our national interests", he added, vowing the USA would regret its "aggressiveness". Read More »

Michael Cohen has done multiple interviews with Mueller team


In terms of New York State's civil lawsuit against Trump's charity for several "potentially criminal" allegations, Abrams said Cohen could be vital in terms of opening a new level of investigations into the president. The president has continued a very public battle against the Mueller investigation, repeatedly calling it a politically motivated and "rigged witch hunt". Read More »

Several members of Iran's elite military guard killed in parade gun attack

In April, 26 alleged IS jihadists went on trial on charges connected with that twin attack. Zarif said that children and journalists were casualties in the attack. How will the USA react? State media called the attackers terrorists and reported all four gunman were killed. Iran has been deeply involved in the fight against IS in Iraq and has aided Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country's long civil war. Read More »

New tariffs as trade war escalates


Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25%. In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative by 150 industrial associations earlier this month, the organizations representing agriculture, retailers, manufacturers, technology and other industries say that "continuing the tit-for-tat tariff escalation with China only serves to expand the harm to more U.S. Read More »

Granny Head-Shots 12-Foot Gator for Eating Her Horse


Judy Cochran is the mayor of Livingston, Texas . "This is what I killed on Monday and several wrote back, 'no you did not.' I said yes, I did do that", Cochran told KTRK after she posted the photo on social media. Cochran defended herself, saying the animal could have been a nuisance and threat to other community members. "Typically, they do a death roll, and roll over and over, but this one didn't". Read More »

Siblings Of Arizona Rep. Gosar Skewer Him, Endorse Opponent In Campaign Ad


As for why they're speaking out against their brother, Jennifer , Grace , David , Joan , Tim and Gaston Gosar have reportedly stated it's to defend their family's name and honor. David Gosar said that their parents, who are in their 80s, are Republicans and support his brother. Grace added, "I couldn't be quiet any longer". Read More »

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for attack on PM Modi over Rafale deal


When asked whether India had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together, Hollande said he was unaware and "only Dassault can comment on this". So far the French government, which has enormous economic and strategic stakes in letting the Rafale purchase go through smoothly, has remained silent on the Indian government's "nomination" of DRAL as a key offset partner. Read More »

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak hit with new corruption charges


Najib pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. When reports surfaced in 2015 that huge sums from 1MDB flowed into Najib's bank accounts before a hotly contested election, it dramatically ratcheted up pressure on the leader and his inner circle over the scandal. Read More »