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The pound dropped 0.4% on the day to as low as $1.2963, close to yesterday's three-week low of $1.2941, before recovering to $1.2990 later. Her plea to unify behind "decent, moderate and patriotic" policies came a day after her rival and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson trashed her so-called Chequers plan for Brexit and challenged her authority, though he stopped short of declaring his intentions to be the next party leader.
  • Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US

    Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US

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    The storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, with tropical-force winds extending about 150 miles from its center. Hurricane Rosa is heading north from Mexico, bringing widespread heavy rain, flash flooding to southwest US. Two inches to 4 inches could drop in the Mogollon Rim of Arizona and the rest of the desert Southwest, central Rockies and Great Basin could receive 1 inch to 2 inches.
  • Trump and Kim ‘fell in love’ during denuclearisation talks, President declares

    Trump and Kim ‘fell in love’ during denuclearisation talks, President declares

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    The North Korean foreign minister contrasted Pyongyang's relations with Washington with the rapid progress made in inter-Korean relations through three summits this year, most recently September 18-20. Pompeo is planning to visit Pyongyang next month to prepare for a second Kim-Trump summit. Ri says it's a "pipe dream" that continued sanctions and U.S.
  • Freeland postpones United Nations speech as NAFTA deadline looms

    Freeland postpones United Nations speech as NAFTA deadline looms

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    However, multiple deadlines have already been broken during the drawn-out attempt to renegotiate the trilateral deal since Trump demanded it be re-worked on the grounds that the 1994 NAFTA pact caused the loss of USA manufacturing jobs. If Canada does not sign a new deal, Trump has threatened to impose steep tariffs on all automotive imports. A NAFTA deal had looked unlikely on Wednesday when, after a month of slow-moving discussions, Trump indicated he was fed up with Trudeau, who has ...
  • All passengers and crew survive after plane crashes into Pacific Ocean

    All passengers and crew survive after plane crashes into Pacific Ocean

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    The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 aircraft carrying 47 people - 35 passengers and 12 crew members - plunged into the water after it "landed short of the runway", at the global airport on Weno, the main island of Chuuk state in Micronesia on Friday, according to a statement from Air Niugini, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea.
  • Powerful natural disaster rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia; 1 dead

    Powerful natural disaster rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia; 1 dead

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    Quakes of similar magnitude can cause great damage to poorly built or badly designed structures, including the toppling of chimneys, columns and walls, according to USGS. The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that crumpled under the force. Photos confirmed by authorities showed bodies being lined up along the street on Saturday, some in bags and some with their faces covered with clothes.
  • Statement: Kavanaugh to deny assault claims in testimony

    Statement: Kavanaugh to deny assault claims in testimony

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    Rallies supporting Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford , who will also testify Thursday, are likewise planned for DC and across the nation, USA Today reports . In his prepared testimony, which was released to media Wednesday, Kavanaugh denied the allegations of sexual assault . Hardly has he conceded that it happened to him to drink a few glasses of beer too.
  • Kavanaugh approved by Judiciary Committee, moves to full Senate vote amid turmoil

    Kavanaugh approved by Judiciary Committee, moves to full Senate vote amid turmoil

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    The Judiciary committee plans a vote on Kavanaugh Friday. Meanwhile, a Democratic senator who is undecided on Kavanaugh's nomination said she needs to "fully digest" the committee hearing on a sexual assault allegation against him. She told senators she was confident Kavanaugh was "the boy who sexually assaulted me". "Investigations are surprising", said Chuck Rosenberg, a former US attorney, Drug Enforcement Administration head and FBI official.
  • PFAW Response to Trump Press Briefing on Kavanaugh Allegations

    PFAW Response to Trump Press Briefing on Kavanaugh Allegations

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    Schumer reiterated his call for an FBI background investigation of Ford's allegations. "The FBI told us they've investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times , five times , many times over the years". "In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present". During a freewheeling, 81-minute news conference on Wednesday in New York , Trump was asked whether the sexual assault or harassment allegations levelled ...
  • Malcolm Turnbull denies calling for ABC sackings

    Malcolm Turnbull denies calling for ABC sackings

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    Former ABC chairman Justin Milne leaves the ABC studios in Sydney after resigning his chairmanship on Thursday. Communications Minister Mitch Fifield had initially declined to act but later announced an inquiry into allegations of misconduct against Mr Milne.
  • Kavanaugh's accuser has four people to back up her claims

    Kavanaugh's accuser has four people to back up her claims

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    Ford", Kavanaugh said in the statement. Ginsburg said that the #MeToo movement is an example of women coming together with strength in numbers. "If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations".
  • Netanyahu Calls Putin, Blames Syria, Iran

    Netanyahu Calls Putin, Blames Syria, Iran

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    In addition to the provision of S-300s, the Russian defence ministry warned that its forces will target the electronic systems of any military aircraft that launches strikes on Syrian targets, a risky move likely to escalate regional tensions.
  • Adultery no longer a crime, Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 IPC

    Adultery no longer a crime, Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 IPC

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    The Supreme Court on Thursday pronounced a landmark ruling on adultery in India . "I welcome this judgment by the supreme court", said Rekha Sharma, the head of India's National Commission for Women. "Earlier at least the wife of the paramour was able to file a case against him but now my wife and her lover will get a free hand to do what they want", he said .
  • New accuser says Kavanaugh was present at group sexual attacks

    New accuser says Kavanaugh was present at group sexual attacks

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    Swetnick alleges that she has seen Kavanaugh drink heavily at various social gatherings, noting at least ten parties she attended whether both Kavanaugh and Judge were present. She said she has active public trust clearances to work with the Treasury Department, the U.S. Mint and the Internal Revenue Service. Swetnick claimed under penalty of perjury in a document provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in approximately 1982, she had been gang-raped at a house party while ...
  • New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

    New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

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    Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before the committee on Thursday to defend himself against an allegation of sexual assault against him by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford . Avenatti, who has said he's considering a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, told the AP that he will disclose his client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to testify before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.
  • Trump delivers address to United Nations General Assembly

    Trump delivers address to United Nations General Assembly

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    Rouhani pointed to a session of the Security Council chaired by Trump earlier Wednesday, where the leaders of Britain and France backed the nuclear deal , as well as a statement by European powers who say they will find ways to continue business with Iran and evade impending sanctions.
  • Kavanaugh Protesters Arrested Outside Sen. Susan Collins' D.C. Office

    Kavanaugh Protesters Arrested Outside Sen. Susan Collins' D.C. Office

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    Capitol Police arrested dozens, according to news reports, including about a dozen ME activists who had made the trip to Capitol Hill. About half as many protesters were arrested for protesting Kavanaugh on Thursday. Collins faces heavy pressure from conservatives to support Kavanaugh, and from liberals to reject him in part because he could cast a deciding vote to overturn or gut Roe.
  • Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

    Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

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    The Revolutionary Guards are the most powerful and heavily armed military force in the Islamic Republic and also have a vast stake worth billions of dollars in the economy. He did not identify the attackers. The commanders could present a show of strength by launching missiles at groups operating in Iraq or Syria that may be linked to the militants who carried out the attack.