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Man opens fire at Wisconsin software company, injuring 4 Man opens fire at Wisconsin software company, injuring 4
- September 20, 2018

She said that the building's glass entrance had shattered. "Officers and emergency personnel are still on scene so please avoid the area". Another officer radioed that she was following an ambulance to a hospital "with the suspect". The Wisconsin State Journal reported one woman, being held up by another person, was taken out of the building screaming about the "devastating loss". (more...)
North Korea agrees to close missile site North Korea agrees to close missile site
- September 20, 2018

Earlier today South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a joint press conference in Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, centre right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, shake hands with staff of Paekhwawon State Guesthouse before leaving for the Mount Paektu on Thursday. (more...)
Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing
- September 20, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday blamed "irresponsible and unprofessional" Syrian air defense operators for downing a Russian surveillance plane during an Israeli airstrike on Monday night. "By using the Russian plane as cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire". However, he insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (fire)". (more...)
Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats, Asks for FBI Investigation Before Testifying Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats, Asks for FBI Investigation Before Testifying
- September 20, 2018

Senate Republicans had better confirm Kavanaugh promptly, or a huge number of Republican activists-like me-will conclude that the DC version of the party is utterly worthless. He did not comment directly on Ms Ford's claim that a drunken Kavanaugh and one of his friends trapped her in a room and attempted to pull her clothes off at a high school party in 1982. (more...)
Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut
- September 20, 2018

Dozens of people sought shelter there during the storm despite warnings it was unsafe. All afternoon the relatives of those believed to have been killed in a massive landslide in the northern Philippines have waited for news. Banawol's body was among more than a dozen dug up by rescuers from the avalanche of mud and earth in Itogon in Benguet province. He expressed sadness that the villagers, many of them poor, had few options to survive in a region where big corporations have profited ... (more...)
Pak court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter; suspends jail term Pak court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter; suspends jail term
- September 20, 2018

Sharif, Maryam and her husband had been serving their sentences in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail since July 13. Both Maryam and Safdar are politicians. Images showed Nawaz's younger brother Shahbaz Sharif waving at supporters from the front seat of the vehicle. (more...)
United States and Russian Federation clash over enforcing UN sanctions on NKorea United States and Russian Federation clash over enforcing UN sanctions on NKorea
- September 20, 2018

Last month, Trump tweeted that "China is providing North Korea with considerable aid, including money, fuel, fertilizer and various other commodities". U.N. Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo told the council that "there continue to be signs the DPRK is maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program", adding that the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) "remains unable to access the DPRK and verify the correctness and completeness of the DPRK's ... (more...)
Leaders Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in meet in Pyongyang Leaders Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in meet in Pyongyang
- September 20, 2018

Kim promised to accept worldwide inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon, and both leaders vowed to work together to try to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. This week's summit comes as Moon is under increasing pressure from Washington to find a path forward in efforts to get Kim to completely - and unilaterally - abandon his nuclear arsenal. (more...)
Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction
- September 20, 2018

More than 2.45 million people have been relocated and over 48,000 fishing boats called back to port in the province. Last year, typhoon Hato, one of the strongest storms of recent years, pummeled the region, especially Macau, which suffered extensive damage and nine deaths, prompting criticism that authorities had not been well prepared, and underestimated its force. (more...)
Triple Talaq Now Offence As President Signs-Off Centre's Executive Order Triple Talaq Now Offence As President Signs-Off Centre's Executive Order
- September 20, 2018

The five-judge bench decided the practice is un-Islamic. Owaisi also said marriage was a civil contract in Islam and bringing penal provisions was "wrong and unnecessary", and hoped the Muslim Personal Law Board will challenge it in court. (more...)
Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before
- September 20, 2018

However, the professor has demanded a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into her allegations before she testifies, changing her earlier offer to testify. In a letter to Grassley, Blasey Ford's attorneys wrote , "While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down , you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. (more...)
Dallas police face ire over portrayal of man shot by officer Dallas police face ire over portrayal of man shot by officer
- September 19, 2018

Botham Shem Jean was a 26-year-old man who was shot in his home by police officer Amber Guyger on September 6. A police affidavit released Thursday - the same day of Jean's funeral - shows that police seized relevant items to the case, like two fired cartridge casings, a laptop and a backpack with police equipment and paperwork, according NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, but also 10.4 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder. (more...)
Dining couple fall ill in United Kingdom town hit by poisoning Dining couple fall ill in United Kingdom town hit by poisoning
- September 19, 2018

A police cordon has been thrown around the Salisbury restaurant and nearby roads. British prosecutors have charged two Russian men in absentia with poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia . It was in the English city of Salisbury in March that Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with Novichok, a powerful nerve agent created in the Soviet Union. (more...)
Why Mark Judge’s Statement on the Kavanaugh-Ford Situation Is Ultimately Meaningless Why Mark Judge’s Statement on the Kavanaugh-Ford Situation Is Ultimately Meaningless
- September 19, 2018

As Mother Jones points out , a book by Judge mentions Kavanaugh and his apparent love of binge-drinking while at the school. "I'd like everybody to be very happy", he added. MSNBC on Tuesday aired footage of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh joking about his teenage years at Georgetown Prep. "And in the time I've served in the U.S. (more...)
China to penalise $60 billion of U.S China to penalise $60 billion of U.S
- September 19, 2018

Collection of 10 per cent tariffs will start on September 24 but the rate will increase to 25 per cent by the end of the year, allowing U.S. companies some time to adjust their supply chains to other countries, a senior administration official said . (more...)
Kim Jong-un says summit with Donald Trump stabilized region Kim Jong-un says summit with Donald Trump stabilized region
- September 19, 2018

Hundreds of people lined the tarmac at Pyongyang's global airport - where Kim supervised missile launches past year as tensions mounted - holding North Korean flags and unification ones showing an undivided peninsula, television pictures showed. (more...)
'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes U.S. military base in Poland 'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes U.S. military base in Poland
- September 19, 2018

Poland has been pressing for the 3,000 USA troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating basis to be upgraded to a larger, permanent presence as it faces Russia's increased military activity in the region. "I'm hugely delighted with the presence of USA armed forces in the Polish territory", Duda said, inviting Trump to send more American troops to the nation. (more...)
South Africa's top court legalises personal cannabis use South Africa's top court legalises personal cannabis use
- September 19, 2018

However, the state appealed this decision, putting it on the backburner for another year. Government argued that legalising dagga was not in line with South Africa's constitutional values, given that it could harm citizens. Several of the roughly 100 activists sang struggle-era anti-apartheid songs. The ruling also approved growing marijuana for personal consumption. (more...)
Trump and son come to defence of Brett Kavanaugh Trump and son come to defence of Brett Kavanaugh
- September 19, 2018

There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit. But the White House - through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others - has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign. (more...)
Trade war escalates as Trump imposes tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods Trade war escalates as Trump imposes tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
- September 19, 2018

In the statement announcing the new tariffs, Trump warned that "if China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports". (more...)
Trump 'totally' supports Brett Kavanaugh, cites 'impeccable' record Trump 'totally' supports Brett Kavanaugh, cites 'impeccable' record
- September 19, 2018

If the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't investigate the allegation, Feinstein said, "I think it should be delayed". "Judge Kavanaugh is ready to speak today", Schlapp said on Tuesday. Grassley followed up the letter's release with a second one. "If they wanted to be I would certainly do that". Details of the allegations have trickled out since the committee's ranking member, Sen. (more...)
Russian Federation blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire Russian Federation blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire
- September 19, 2018

An unnamed United States source has a different theory on the attack, telling CNN that the Russian plane was "inadvertently shot down " by Syrian government anti-aircraft artillery trying to stop the barrage of Israeli missiles. Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were scheduled to speak by phone later yesterday, Israel's Channel 10 television reported. He added that the Israeli Air Force chief was ready to go to Moscow personally to further collaborate in relation to the ... (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To WaPo On Supreme Court Nominees Alleged Assault
- September 18, 2018

Ms Ford told the Post that Mr Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk" - corralled her into a bedroom during a house party in Maryland in the early 1980s when she was about 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was about 17. 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. (more...)
Accuser of nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes public Accuser of nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes public
- September 18, 2018

She should testify under oath and she should do it on Capitol Hill". "So I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner", Grassley said in a news release. Kavanaugh's nomination by US President Donald Trump has divided the Senate, with most Democrats opposing him and most Republicans supporting him. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser: What We Know About Christine Blasey Ford Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser: What We Know About Christine Blasey Ford
- September 18, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Monday said that he "would have voted no" if a public hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford wasn't agreed to. Feinstein acknowledged her knowledge of the accusation last week, but kept Ford's identity private until the Sunday Post article. (more...)

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