• Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest soon?
Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest soon?

Kerala had witnessed a huge public outcry and an unprecedented public protest by five fellow nuns of the victim seeking the Bishop's arrest. The nun with the Missionaries of Jesus order filed a police complaint in June accusing the bishop of raping her from 2014 to 2016.

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  • Hunt for shark after two attacks
Hunt for shark after two attacks

Mackay Base Hospital last night confirmed the woman was in a critical condition after losing a significant amount of blood in the attack. RACQ CQ Rescue told The Courier-Mail the medical crew had described her injuries as "absolutely horrific".

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  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan 'disappointed' by India's 'arrogant' response
Pakistan PM Imran Khan 'disappointed' by India's 'arrogant' response

In the letter dated September 14, Khan also proposed a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY this month. However, Qureshi expressed disappointment at the cancellation of the foreign minister-level talks, saying it was "unfortunate". It a...

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  • Puerto Ricans mark 1 year since Hurricane Maria
Puerto Ricans mark 1 year since Hurricane Maria

In its 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Impact on Communications Report , released in August 2018, the Commission highlighted Chairman Pai's visit to Puerto Rico, the "repurposed funds" sent to the island, and regulator waivers that were granted as the bulk of "the numerous actions" of aid the Commission has taken.

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  • Death toll rises to 11 at Ahvaz military parade terror attack
Death toll rises to 11 at Ahvaz military parade terror attack

At first, those present appear to think that the gunfire could be part of the ceremony, but then quickly realize it is a hostile attack and immediately begin to scramble from the scene. IRGC spokesman told ISNA correspondent that the armed assailants who opened fire at people and armed forces personnel present at the parade were affiliated with t...

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  • GOP threatens Monday vote on Kavanaugh unless accuser testifies
GOP threatens Monday vote on Kavanaugh unless accuser testifies

Since then, her lawyers and committee staff have been negotiating the conditions of her testimony. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Monday and had invited Kavanaugh and Ford to testify. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her lov...

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  • Beto O'Rourke debate; first debate for Texas Senator tonight
Beto O'Rourke debate; first debate for Texas Senator tonight

The series opener takes place at 6 p.m.at Southern Methodist University, with the next two are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 in Houston and Tuesday, Oct. "Imagine the cost", O'Rourke said . That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O'Rourke backers. O'Rourke replied: "True to form".

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  • Migrants: Trump urges Spain to build wall in Sahara Desert
Migrants: Trump urges Spain to build wall in Sahara Desert

Trump disagreed, according to Borrell's recollection, adding that "the Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico". "We can confirm that's what the minister said, but we won't be making any further comment on the minister's remarks", said a spokesman for the foreign ministry.

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  • Bill Nelson: FBI needs to investigate Brett Kavanaugh sex accusations
Bill Nelson: FBI needs to investigate Brett Kavanaugh sex accusations

In the text of an email, Ford's lawyer Debra Katz said , "she wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety", noting that Ford has received death threats . After a grueling week of testimony, after which his confirmation seemed absolute, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is facing allegations of attempte...

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  • Why The United States Should Follow South Korea's Lead On North Korea
Why The United States Should Follow South Korea's Lead On North Korea

In addition to inviting North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to meet when both are in NY next week for the annual UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders, Pompeo said Washington invited Pyongyang's representatives to meet the United States special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, in Vienna at the "earliest opportunity".

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  • Kim embraces Moon amid pomp at start of 3rd Korean summit
Kim embraces Moon amid pomp at start of 3rd Korean summit

Traveling on Moon's government jet was Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and other business leaders, underscoring Moon's hopes to expand cross-border business projects. Moon will hold another round of formal talks with Kim on Wednesday as he tries to convince him to make substantive steps towards disarmament that he can present to Trump, whom Moon is due ...

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  • Typhoon Mangkhut leaves death and destruction from Hong Kong to Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut leaves death and destruction from Hong Kong to Philippines

In nearby Fujian province in China, 51,000 people were evacuated from fishing boats and around 11,000 vessels returned to port on Saturday morning. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is a deadly tropical storm wreaking havoc in South East Asia. The typhoon displaced tens of thousands of people, mostly in the northern and central provinces, with evacuees ...

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  • Cabinet approves Ordinance criminalising triple talaq
Cabinet approves Ordinance criminalising triple talaq

He appealed to the opposition to approve the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill. Muslim men in India who try to break free of their marriage contract by simply repeating the word " Talaq ", or divorce , three times, will face jail for up to three years after the government criminalized the practice.

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  • Assault claim against Trump court nominee eases pressure on vulnerable Democrats
Assault claim against Trump court nominee eases pressure on vulnerable Democrats

Attorneys for Blasey said Tuesday night that she will not agree to testify before the Senate, which has planned a hearing next week, until the FBI investigates her claims. Republicans responded that reopening the investigation is up to the White House and they are sticking with their plans for a Monday hearing - with or without Ford's participation...

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  • Pakistani Court Orders Former Prime Minister Sharif Freed on Bail
Pakistani Court Orders Former Prime Minister Sharif Freed on Bail

The court also ordered Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, be released once they each post a bond of half a million rupees, or about $4,000. The charges stemmed from the so-called leaked papers from a Panama law firm. He further added that even if National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor failed to conclude arg...

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  • Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul after latest visit with Moon Jae
Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul after latest visit with Moon Jae

At a joint news conference with Kim in North Korea, Moon said he expected Kim to visit Seoul, the South's capital, before the end of the year. Beyond Tongchang-ri, Mr Moon announced an unexpected potential concession: North Korea would be willing to permanently shut down its well-known nuclear facilities at Yongbyon.

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  • Florence floodwaters close Fayetteville Little River bridge
Florence floodwaters close Fayetteville Little River bridge

Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence's historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and fix efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. "I think we're going to have to have a broader conversation, the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather ...

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  • Orrin Hatch, other politicians react to allegations against Bret Kavanaugh
Orrin Hatch, other politicians react to allegations against Bret Kavanaugh

Sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are conjuring memories of another allegation. Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to appear at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday to testify. And that's why it's important that there be a very thorough interview and that we see both individuals respond to th...

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  • Erdogan, Putin agree to de-militarised zone in Syria's Idlib
Erdogan, Putin agree to de-militarised zone in Syria's Idlib

At the same time, both Turkey and the West support various militant groups they consider as " moderate " opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. Putin said Russian Federation and Turkey had achieved "serious progress" in resolving the standoff over Idlib "and we can now move forward with coordinated actions".

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  • Australian strawberries withdrawn from NZ supermarket shelves
Australian strawberries withdrawn from NZ supermarket shelves

The government of Queensland has offered a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars (about $71,510) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the contamination. A punnet of Mal's Black Label strawberries was returned to Klose's Foodland supermarket in South Australia on Sunday, having been identified as containi...

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  • Vladimir Putin Tipoffs Salisbury Attacks as Western Agenda to Smear Russia
Vladimir Putin Tipoffs Salisbury Attacks as Western Agenda to Smear Russia

In the weird 25-minute interview , the pair denied all knowledge of the plot and insisted they were just two men going on holiday to see the 123m steeple at Salisbury Cathedral . "Perhaps we did pass by Skripal's house, but we don't know where it is", said Boshirov. "We'll see soon enough", he said. Scotland Yard believes the pair were using ...

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  • Lawrence area residents get the all-clear to go home
Lawrence area residents get the all-clear to go home

Electricity was restored to almost all homes and businesses, but gas service will remain shut off while officials continue investigating what caused Thursday's explosions and fires. The governor and Columbia Gas of MA president Steve Bryant have quibbled over the utility's level of preparedness. Mayor Daniel Rivera of Lawrence, one of the affecte...

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  • Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women
Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women

Officer Alaniz said the dead are believed to have been prostitutes and that one of them was a transgender woman. Ortiz had worked for the agency for 10 years, the wire service reported . Pena said that when she mentioned Ramirez's murder the week before, Ortiz "began to act weird", according to the affidavit. The first two were US citizens, but ...

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  • US seeking new trade talks with China
US seeking new trade talks with China

He vowed last week to increase tariffs to hit an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports "very soon" unless China agreed to steps that would reduce its massive trade surplus. He said the new talks will lead to a quiet period before the November elections, but not a "permanent change" in Trump's policies. WALL STREET: U.S.

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  • Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico
Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico

When I left the island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths. Then, a long time later, they began to report large numbers, like 3000...,' one tweet reads. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says in a Facebook video post in Spanish that there should no more questions about the number of deaths from Hurricane Maria ...

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  • Former Trump campaign manager to plead guilty in deal with Mueller
Former Trump campaign manager to plead guilty in deal with Mueller

Manafort, 69, entered the courtroom with a broad smile, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and mouthed a kiss to his wife. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that hard", he added.

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  • Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings 'epic' floods
Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings 'epic' floods

The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity. Officials in New Bern said over 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon. According to forecasters, the center ...

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  • Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong
Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong

A US territory since 1898, Puerto Rico's inhabitants are citizens, though they can not vote in presidential elections and have only one congressional representative with limited voting powers . There is a lot of blame to go around for the situation that Puerto Rico found itself in before Maria hit. We've seen conflicting information associated...

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  • Philippines: 10 million people in the path of Mangkhut
Philippines: 10 million people in the path of Mangkhut

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. encouraged passengers travelling this weekend to and from Hong Kong to re-book and the airline will waive the fees. Leung Wing-mo from the Hong Kong Meteorological Society told HKFP that given the strength of the super typhoon , it is likely to adversely affect Hong Kong if it continues on its trajectory towards Guang...

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  • Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi
Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi

However, in a series of tweets Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley labeled Mallya's claim as "false". Rahul said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides everything in the government and asked if it was Jaitley who had agreed to let fugitive Mallya run away from the country or if the order had come from the prime minister.

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