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Global News Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Survivors Unite for Mass Prayer Service
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Aid was trickling into areas crippled by the devastating natural disaster and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, with residents in one neighborhood clapping, cheering and high-fiving at the arrival of a supply truck. Search efforts focused on eight key locations on Friday, including a beach and the Balaroa area. However, worldwide efforts to help are gearing up, after the government overcame a traditional reluctance to take foreign aid.

Global News Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking
Author: 0 Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking

I do not argue that Brett or anyone else should be persecuted for teenage drinking antics that are common to many, many Americans. "He would come home and he was incoherent, stumbling, he would sometimes be singing, he occasionally would wear this - I think it was an old leather football helmet - and he would throw up, and then in the morning would have a lot of trouble getting out of bed".

Global News Turkish police believe 'missing' journalist was killed inside Saudi consulate
Author: 0 Turkish police believe 'missing' journalist was killed inside Saudi consulate

The sources did not say how they believed the killing was carried out. The journalist has lived in self-imposed exile in Washington for the a year ago, fearing retribution for his views on Saudi policies. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He said the consulate was equipped with cameras but they did not record footage, so no images could be retrieved of Khashoggi entering or leaving the consulate, which is ringed by police barriers and has high security fences topped with ...

Author: 0 Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh As Supreme Court Justice

Collins wasn't the only senator to announce a plan to vote yes in the full vote tomorrow. Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed as the next US Supreme Court justice, despite sexual assault allegations. Manchin faces a competitive re-election race next month in a state Trump carried in 2016 by 42 percentage points. This is despite Ford testifying , under oath, that she is "100 percent" sure that Kavanaugh was her attacker.

Global News Toddler shreds more than $1000 of parents' money meant for football tickets
Author: 0 Toddler shreds more than $1000 of parents' money meant for football tickets

Ben and Jackee Belnap say Leo shredded an envelope containing $1,060 they had saved to reimburse Ben's father for Utah Utes season tickets, People reports . It turns out the couple might not be out all that money. After a quick phone call to the bureau, Ben was simply told to put the remnants of the money into a plastic baggie and mail it to the department with anticipation for a full value redemption after processing.

Global News Kavanaugh protesters paid by billionaire Soros
Author: 0 Kavanaugh protesters paid by billionaire Soros

He claimed, without evidence, that the signs protesters carried opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation were "professionally made" and paid for by Democratic donor George Soros . Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, also criticized the protesters during an interview Friday morning but did not suggest they were part of a funded effort.

Global News European Union negotiators see Brexit deal 'very close'
Author: 0 European Union negotiators see Brexit deal 'very close'

Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O'Neill has described DUP leader Arlene Foster's comments on the Brexit "red line" as "absolutely bizarre" and claims her remarks are proof that the DUP are out of touch. "We don't want the backstop to ever be used, instead we want a close future trading relationship with the United Kingdom negotiated over the transition period of a managed Brexit".

Global News China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief
Author: 0 China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

On Friday Mr Hongwei's wife reported him missing to French authorities. Interpol, which groups 192 countries and which is usually focused on finding people who are missing or wanted, said it was aware of reports about Meng's "alleged disappearance".

Global News Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle
Author: 0 Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle

Kavanaugh was accused by Ford in September of committing sexual and physical assault while they were both at a party in high school. Ultimately, it was Collins who put Kavanaugh on the brink of a lifetime appointment. "There are a minimum of 7 additional people, known to the White House, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who knew about the assault prior to the nomination who were not interviewed", Koegler wrote.

Global News Shehbaz Sharif arrested by NAB on corruption charges
Author: 0 Shehbaz Sharif arrested by NAB on corruption charges

In a statement, the party leadership said that the "history of using NAB political opponents was being repeated" and termed the arrest "illegal" as it was without any permission from the NA speaker; hence, "against the law". By-elections to fill 11 parliamentary seats and 19 provincial assembly seats are scheduled for October 14. "We had faced the NAB in the (Pervez) Musharraf regime and we have the courage to face it in Imran Niazi's government", he said.

Author: 0 Manchin Says He Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Susan Collins - the last undecided GOP senator - said in a combative speech on Friday afternoon that she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, after concluding there was not sufficient corroboration for Ford's claims. The FBI investigated the allegations this week by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Judge Kavanaugh groped her and attempted to rape her when he was drunk at a high school party.

Global News Jury finds Chicago police officer guilty of murder in Laquan McDonald shooting
Author: 0 Jury finds Chicago police officer guilty of murder in Laquan McDonald shooting

Van Dyke testified on the stand. His attorneys had portrayed Van Dyke as being "scared' by the young man who he knew had already punctured a tire of a squad auto with the knife". Police had answered a 911 call after McDonald was reportedly seen attempting to break into a truck. The verdict is the latest chapter in a story that has made headlines since a judge ordered the release of squad vehicle video of the shooting in November 2015.

Global News NY tax department confirms probe against President Donald Trump
Author: 0 NY tax department confirms probe against President Donald Trump

De Blasio also suggested that his city and state government in Albany could retroactively levy "very serious" fines of more than $400 million, and that in some cases criminal prosecutions could result. The Times says Trump and his father, Fred, avoided gift and inheritance taxes by setting up a sham corporation and undervaluing assets to tax authorities.

Global News The winners and losers of new Nafta
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Freeland said. He also accused China of targeting industries and states that would play an important role in the November midterms and demanding that Hollywood portray China in a positive light, threatening studios and producers with punishment if they don't.

Global News Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says
Author: 0 Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says

Stevens initially praised Kavanaugh's legal acumen, but changed his mind after hearing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee at last week's Senate hearings. Almost 1,000 law professors signed a letter this week that said he "displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land".

Global News Chemical watchdog, MH17 probe: Russian Federation is said to have targeted all
Author: 0 Chemical watchdog, MH17 probe: Russian Federation is said to have targeted all

He said the Russians in the Netherlands had multiple telephones, took hotel room rubbish - including empty cans of Heineken and Aldi orange juice - with them and had $20,000 and €20,000 in cash. "It was an investigation in the framework of the law by the intelligence and security services". A spokesman for the defence ministry told DutchNews.nl that the alleged cyber spies were not arrested because ejection was considered a more effective option.

Global News India, Russia sign $5.43 billion S-400 missile deal
Author: 0 India, Russia sign $5.43 billion S-400 missile deal

If the USA does impose sanctions on India , it is unclear how India could pay Russian Federation for the military equipment, since the law bars dollar-denominated financial transactions. The S-400 contract was one of the major topics, of course. Political analyst Joshi said the deal would help restore ties between India and Moscow on an even keel - relations between the Cold War allies had cooled somewhat in recent years as New Delhi's ties with Washington blossomed.

Global News Key Senators Undecided As Senate Poised To Vote On Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Key Senators Undecided As Senate Poised To Vote On Kavanaugh

The money will only be collected if Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh. Republican plans to confirm Kavanaugh could still be slightly complicated by the personal life of Montana Republican Sen. Manchin released his decision and statement just minutes after Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins also revealed that she will vote yes for Kavanaugh.

Global News Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination
Author: 0 Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Sen. "I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, I believe he is a good man", she said . Kavanaugh was heavily criticized for his demeanor during his September 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on allegations he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a suburban Maryland house party in 1982.

Global News Pompeo to head to Pyongyang for weekend talks with North Korean leader
Author: 0 Pompeo to head to Pyongyang for weekend talks with North Korean leader

Cho told South Korean lawmakers on Monday that North Korea is estimated to have 20 to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's weapons arsenal. The DPRK on Saturday demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization. After the talks in Pyongyang, Pompeo will head later Sunday to Seoul, where he will meet President Moon Jae-in, a dove who has helped spearhead the reconciliation efforts with North Korea.

Global News Officer Dead, 6 Others Injured In South Carolina Standoff
Author: 0 Officer Dead, 6 Others Injured In South Carolina Standoff

The suspect has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins , report the Associated Press and the Greenville News . Two wounded city officers have been released from the hospital. "I want you to pray for the family who lost the bravest police officer I have ever known", Heidler said, visibly overcome by emotion at the news conference.

Global News United Kingdom student union bans clapping in favour of jazz hands
Author: 0 United Kingdom student union bans clapping in favour of jazz hands

The UK's National Union of Students , a student rights organization, officially adopted "jazz hands" clapping in 2015 on the basis that clapping and loud noises could trigger anxiety. But the move was criticised by some who accused students of being "pampered". One tweeter even suggested that jazz hands might not be inclusive to blind people, who would not be able see what was happening.

Global News Kavanaugh says he might have been 'too emotional' in testimony
Author: 0 Kavanaugh says he might have been 'too emotional' in testimony

The U.S. public is sharply split over Kavanaugh's confirmation. More than 300 protesters have been arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate buildings. Jeff Flake of Arizona, the remaining two undecided Senators, voted "yes" on the procedural vote. Joe Manchin (D-WV) appears to be leaning toward approving him.

Global News States pushing back against GST changes
Author: 0 States pushing back against GST changes

Josh Frydenberg , who succeeded Morrison as Treasurer, said that his colleagues from the states and territories agreeing to the plan was "good news for women across Australia " that was "long overdue". Treasurers will also discuss introducing a 75 cent floor in GST payments, with eastern states raising concerns they will be worse off under the deal.

Global News Sarah Sanders Defends Trump's Christine Blasey Ford Comments, Twitter Users Flip
Author: 0 Sarah Sanders Defends Trump's Christine Blasey Ford Comments, Twitter Users Flip

I don't know. Where's the house?' I don't know. He had previously called Dr Ford a " very credible witness ". "The testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford hit me pretty hard", Mavroudis tells The Washington Post's Comic Riffs. Another undecided GOP senator also has criticized Trump. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley tweeted on Thursday, "Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received".

Global News Interpol president reported missing during trip to China
Author: 0 Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

In July past year, Meng gave a speech on the importance of cracking down on cyber crime which observers said might reflect China's views on the issue. Beijing has in the past pressed other countries to arrest and deport back to China citizens it accuses of crimes including corruption and terrorism.

Global News President Trump fires up supporters, rips Minnesota Democrats at Rochester rally
Author: 0 President Trump fires up supporters, rips Minnesota Democrats at Rochester rally

Attorney Debra Katz, who is now representing Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, defended Franken against the claims, which the Democrat disputed. Challenger Housley took the sage briefly and turned to Trump with a smile, saying: 'You really do go off script don't you, jeeze!' Democrats "are trying to destroy Judge Brett Kavanaugh from the very first second he was announced".

Global News Foreigners' views of America dim under Trump, poll shows
Author: 0 Foreigners' views of America dim under Trump, poll shows

More people also say their own country's diplomatic relationship with the USA has grown worse over the past year. And other prominent world leaders ranked far ahead of those three, among them French President Emmanuel Macron, who was rated favorably by a median of 46 percent of respondents, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in whom 52 percent expressed confidence.

Global News China military tensions soar
Author: 0 China military tensions soar

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has warned against aggression in the region, labelling the dispute in the South China Sea concerning. A "dangerous" Chinese destroyer came within feet of a United States warship in the South China Sea this week; with stunning new photos showing how close the two vessels came to a devastating collision.

Global News Julie Swetnick Didn't Accuse Kavanaugh Outright in New Interview
Author: 0 Julie Swetnick Didn't Accuse Kavanaugh Outright in New Interview

Republicans say Avenatti's involvement is proof Swetnick is politically motivated and are dismissing her claims that Kavanaugh was present while she was gang-raped at a party in the early 1980s. On television, this claim became boys huddled by doors and laughing at a party, and that viewed in hindsight, the behavior is "too coincidental". "Julie never said anything about being sexually assaulted, gang raped, or having sex against her will.

Global News Iran says missile attack in Syria killed 40
Author: 0 Iran says missile attack in Syria killed 40 "leaders" of Islamic State

In addition, the electronic warfare system in Syria was significantly strengthened and the delivery of equipment of the unified control system has also begun. The U.S. military's Central Command acknowledged that Iranian forces conducted "no-notice strikes" in the area Monday and said it was assessing the damage.

Global News DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping critics
Author: 0 DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping critics

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted seven GRU officers on a range of charges, including the OPCW hacking. London has accused two of GRU's officers of poisoning former double-agent Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March, using a perfume bottle containing the powerful nerve agent Novichok .

Global News Iran's FM describe USA as
Author: 0 Iran's FM describe USA as "outlaw regime"

Their decision was based on an antiquated 1955 "friendship treaty" between Iran and America, put in place long before Iran's Islamic revolution. Earlier on Wednesday the ICJ handed a victory to Tehran, ordering the United States to ensure that sanctions against Iran, due to be tightened next month, do not affect humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.

Global News US Senate receives FBI's Kavanaugh report
Author: 0 US Senate receives FBI's Kavanaugh report

Besides Flake and Collins, Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have yet to declare their positions on Kavanaugh . "She said directly 'I can look all of you in the eye and say I don't know what I'm going to do, '" Demarest told ABC News of her conversation with Murkowski Thursday.

Global News Taking selfies has killed at least 259 people according to report
Author: 0 Taking selfies has killed at least 259 people according to report

For instance, when countries were tallied separately, the data revealed that incidents in India accounted for 50% of all reported selfie deaths, followed in prevalence by Russian Federation, the U.S., and Pakistan, in that order. Just last we saw a report of a young man who died at Yosemite while trying to take a selfie next to a giant waterfall. Other deaths involved animals, electrocution and guns.

Global News ‘Take Out’ Russian Missiles? U.S. Envoy’s Remark Spurs Anger, and Pullback
Author: 0 ‘Take Out’ Russian Missiles? U.S. Envoy’s Remark Spurs Anger, and Pullback

Surely not. Is she warning that if the Russian development of these weapons goes ahead then the U.S. will find systems to target them in the event of a crisis? Should such missiles be completed, she said at the Tuesday briefing, " at that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a [Russian] missile that could hit any of our countries ".

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