Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

Storm surges raised sea levels by as much as four meters higher than usual in Tsim Sha Tsui, the South China Morning Post reported . The Hong Kong government described the damage as "severe and extensive" with more than 300 people injured in ... More..

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Donald Trump sees 'tremendous progress' in North Korea
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Donald Trump sees 'tremendous progress' in North Korea

In his statement on Wednesday, Pompeo said commitments made at a summit between the leaders of North and South Korea were positive enough that the U.S. "I wish there would be an opportunity for my fellow ci...More..

Netanyahu threatens 'crushing' response after Hezbollah missile boast
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Netanyahu threatens 'crushing' response after Hezbollah missile boast

Russian President Vladimir Putin has all but absolved Israel of responsibility for the downing, saying it was a "tragic chain of circumstances". "The label marking the Ilyushin-20 on the navigation control ra...More..

Rep. Pete King: Page's FISA Warrant Application 'Not an Honest One'
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Rep. Pete King: Page's FISA Warrant Application 'Not an Honest One'

Mark Warner , the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued a stark warning after President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the release of sensitive materials related to the Russian Federatio...More..

Shark Attacks 12-Year-Old Girl Near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Shark Attacks 12-Year-Old Girl Near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A woman in her mid-30s was being transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition this evening after being bitten by a shark while swimming in the Whitsundays. The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter is circling...More..

US, Poland to bolster defence ties
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

US, Poland to bolster defence ties

Poland has already met the 2%-of-GDP defence-spending level that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies agreed to work toward by 2024 - a spending goal that Trump used to bludgeon other North Atlantic Tr...More..

Kim Jong-un welcomes South Korean leader in Pyongyang for historic summit
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kim Jong-un welcomes South Korean leader in Pyongyang for historic summit

On Monday, Moon told senior aides at Cheong Wa Dae, "I'm going to have candid talks with Kim to find common ground between Washington's demand for denuclearization measures and Pyongyang's demand for an end to ...More..

At Least 40 Feared Trapped In Philippines Landslide
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

At Least 40 Feared Trapped In Philippines Landslide

Authorities there raised the storm warning signal to T10 earlier, the highest possible level. In China , all flights at Guangzhou International Airport were canceled from midday Sunday through Monday morning...More..

by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

Trump signaled that he was open to a delay in the confirmation process after Blasey Ford recently accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault back when they were both in high school. Democrats, already opposed to Mr K...More..

Is Triple Talaq Ordinance Ruling Govt’s Political Opportunism?
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Is Triple Talaq Ordinance Ruling Govt’s Political Opportunism?

The laws include allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word " talaq ", or divorce, three times - and not necessarily consecutively, but at any time, and by any medium, including telephone, text ...More..

Grassley Fires Back at Requests From Ford's Lawyers
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Grassley Fires Back at Requests From Ford's Lawyers

However, the professor has demanded a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into her allegations before she testifies, changing her earlier offer to testify. Kennedy added that the allowance of a hearing fo...More..

Woman who claims Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her reveals identity
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Woman who claims Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her reveals identity

The judge was seen arriving at the White House on Monday morning but there was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit. An official working closely with his team described Kavanaugh as "shake...More..

McConnell Slams Democrats for Timing of Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kavanaugh
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

McConnell Slams Democrats for Timing of Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kavanaugh

The political implications were still being sorted out. Feinstein announced Thursday that she had received a letter referencing an allegation against Kavanaugh but she did not provide specifics. Mike Co...More..

S. Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

S. Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

It's been a good day for marijuana users as the Constitutional Court ruled that the private use of marijuana is now legal . It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding. In political terms, th...More..

U.S. wages trade war on China with new $200bn tariffs
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

U.S. wages trade war on China with new $200bn tariffs

The tariffs on the US$200 billion list will start on September 24, according to a senior United States administration official. "As President, it is my duty to protect the interests of working men and women, ...More..

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Manafort's cooperation in this investigation has eliminated a potential 10-year prison sentence. It also appears to vindicate the ability of special counsel Robert Mueller's team to secure convictions from a...More..

Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick

But Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said that the vote should not be held until senators hear more about the allegations. Dianne Feinstein received a letter in July from Christine Blasey Ford alleging the assau...More..

National emergency, wireless alert system tested
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

National emergency, wireless alert system tested

The test will go out to participating wireless phone company customers whose phones are turned on and within range of an active cell tower. More than 100 major cell phone carriers will participate in the te...More..

Woman willing to testify over Trump's nominee
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Woman willing to testify over Trump's nominee

Kavanaugh issued another denial Monday and said he has never done anything like the allegation. According to Kavanaugh and Judge, Ford's story is categorically and unequivocally false. She appears as a ...More..

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

And he called a question about whether Kavanaugh should withdraw "ridiculous". The White House indicated Monday that it is continuing to stand by Kavanaugh but that it expects Ford will offer testimony to the...More..

Turkeys Erdogan says meeting with Putin on Syria will bring new hope
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Turkeys Erdogan says meeting with Putin on Syria will bring new hope

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement on Syria due to be made after his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin would bring "new hope" to the region. Erdoğan said Syrian Kur...More..

U.S. border patrol agent arrested in connection with murders of four women
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

U.S. border patrol agent arrested in connection with murders of four women

Ortiz, Cuellar said, spent 10 years as an agent with the US Border Patrol. Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar, during Saturday's press conference, said an attempted kidnapping on Friday is what led authoritie...More..

Kavanaugh, accuser say they're ready to testify - but how?
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh, accuser say they're ready to testify - but how?

If they point out that her therapist's notes, the ones that Ford claims prove her charge, in some ways contradict what she is now saying, they will be portrayed as a bunch of men attacking a sexual assau...More..

Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

They then compared this baseline to the actual number of deaths, and voila! President Trump has continued to generate widespread criticism for his comments about the federal government's response to Hurri...More..

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Marathon World Record in Berlin
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Marathon World Record in Berlin

I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach". With his 1:18 demolition of the previous record on Sunday- almost three seconds faster per mile than Kimetto's mark- Kipchoge has now reac...More..