• South China Sea: Chinese ship forces United States destroyer off course

    South China Sea: Chinese ship forces United States destroyer off course

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    US Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt Cmdr Tim Gorman said the Chinese warship approached the USS Decatur in an "unsafe and unprofessional manoeuvre" on Sunday near Gaven Reefs in the South China Sea. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it strongly urged the U.S.to stop its " provocative " actions. In addition, last week the B-52s also participated in a US-Japan joint military exercise in the East China Sea, where Tokyo and Beijing both claim sovereignty over the group of uninhabited ...
  • Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation

    Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation

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    Kavanaugh told Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) he was sorry after they had a testy exchange about allegations that he drank to excess and would black out. "It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like", Sanders said. While Mr Trump has said the process should play out, he has also repeatedly suggested a failure to confirm that Mr Kavanaugh would be a shame.
  • North Korea says war's end can't be bargaining chip for denuclearisation: KCNA

    North Korea says war's end can't be bargaining chip for denuclearisation: KCNA

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    Experts believe the South Korean and U.S. militaries had planted about 1 to 1.2 million landmines south of the DMZ, which measures 250 kilometers in length and 4 kilometers in width. A 2015 DMZ mine explosion blamed on North Korea that maimed two South Korean soldiers pushed the rivals to the brink of an armed conflict. At Panmunjom , the Koreas are to spend 20 days clearing mines before withdrawing troops, weapons and guard posts in the area over the next five days.
  • Trump Backs Court Nominee Kavanugh After Fiery Hearing

    Trump Backs Court Nominee Kavanugh After Fiery Hearing

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    Confronting those biases is part of the challenge facing Ford, who will seek to come off as credible and not motivated by politics in the face of majority Republicans pressing forward with Kavanaugh's confirmation. Later, she told Durbin her certainty was "100 percent". Soon after the hearing ended, Trump issued a tweet praising Kavanaugh's testimony as " powerful, honest, and riveting ".
  • Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

    Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

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    Navy Sailors joined to assist local authorities. The airline did not immediately offer any other details about the passenger, such as his age or nationality. Its capital is Palikir and it trades with the USA dollar. According to data from the Aviation Safety Network, 111 people have died in crashes of Papua New Guinea-registered airlines in the past two decades, though none involved Air Niugini.
  • Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800

    Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800

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    The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of Palu and is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said the final number of dead could be in the "thousands". However questions will likely be asked about why Indonesia's warning systems appear to have failed on Friday. Officials said they estimated the waves had hit while the warning was still in effect.
  • Sushma blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks

    Sushma blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks

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    While rejecting Mr Qureshi's statement, Eenam Gambhir , India's First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to United Nations , said it was the "most outrageous and preposterous allegation". He said during the last six days, he held fifty-four meetings with the world leaders including the Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers and apprised them about Pakistan's stance on different global issues.
  • China urges USA to stop 'slander' after Trump's election claims

    China urges USA to stop 'slander' after Trump's election claims

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    Trump later tweeted out a photo of an advertising insert called "China Watch", saying China was placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers to make it look like news. Trump's presidency has been dogged by the Russian issue, which led to an investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, which Trump rejects.
  • Devastating Indonesia tsunami, quake kill hundreds

    Devastating Indonesia tsunami, quake kill hundreds

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    The death toll in the disaster has been put at almost 400 so far but authorities expect the figure to rise. Wee added that the only Filipino in the area - a detainee serving his sentence at the Lapas Penitentiary - is safe. A tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 natural disaster smashed into two cities and several settlements on Sulawesi island at dusk Friday. In 2004, an quake off the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 ...
  • Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing

    Arizona sex crimes prosecutor will question Brett Kavanaugh, accuser during hearing

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    Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The admission came about when Mitchell started questioning Dr. Ford on whether she knew the best ways to interview sexual assault victims. Speaking about how she got into investigating sex crimes against children as a fluke, she said: "I was waiting for ...
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser, lawyer says

    Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser, lawyer says

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    Ford appreciates the efforts of the senators who have supported that the FBI investigation be completed ahead of the Senate vote, Katz said in a statement released Friday. While the precise scope of the investigation remained unclear, Trump told reporters Saturday that "the FBI, as you know, is all over talking to everybody" and said "this could be a blessing in disguise".
  • Tropical depression Kirk expected to degenerate

    Tropical depression Kirk expected to degenerate

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    Little change in strength is forecast until Kirk crosses the Lesser Antilles, followed by weakening over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85km/h) with tropical-storm-force winds extending outwards to about 140 miles (220 km) from the center.
  • Body found in hunt for N Carolina six year old — Maddox Ritch

    Body found in hunt for N Carolina six year old — Maddox Ritch

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    The body was found at approximately 1 p.m.at a location about a mile from where Maddox was last seen . Maddox's parents worked with law enforcement to record messages that search teams are piping into the park to coax him out, Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisory special agent Jason Kaplan said.
  • Adultery no longer a crime in India

    Adultery no longer a crime in India

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    However, he added that mere adultery couldn't be a criminal offence unless it attracted abetment to suicide (Section 306). There are no data on how many men have been prosecuted under the law. The law on adultery enforces a construct of marriage where one partner is to cede her sexual autonomy to the other. It also cited the "rising misuse of Section 498A of IPC", commonly known as the dowry law, to demonstrate how laws dealing with violence against women can be misused "for harassing ...
  • UN General Assembly 2018

    UN General Assembly 2018

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    In his message before the UN Security Council, Macron said that while the 2015 deal is "imperfect", it ensures that Iran would not be able to obtain nuclear weapons. He accused the White House of "contempt for global law, for multilateralism, and for the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations ".
  • Russian Federation to supply Syria with S-300 missile system

    Russian Federation to supply Syria with S-300 missile system

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    The Russian military has said that Israel's air force informed its command in Syria via an established hotline, but only one minute before the air strikes - and gave the wrong target location. Earlier this month, Israel admitted it launched 200 strikes inside Syria since past year. "This, and the position of all the aircraft at the moment of the September 17 incident, proves that an Israeli jet was de facto using the larger Il-20 as a cover", Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major ...
  • Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

    Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

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    Images posted online showed dozens of people on boats surrounding the wreckage as they attempted to rescue those on-board the Air Niugini plane. Air Niugini management staff held a crisis meeting after the incident. He said he heard the aircraft and assumed it was a normal landing, but then he went back to his workplace and somebody told him the plane was starting "to go underwater".