• Democrats In Congress Can Sue Trump Over Constitution's Emoluments Clause: Judge
Democrats In Congress Can Sue Trump Over Constitution's Emoluments Clause: Judge

The foreign emoluments clause prohibits payments from foreign governments, which it says can not be accepted "without the consent of Congress". The presidents' lawyers had motioned to dismiss the Democrats' lawsuit , but the motion was struck down by Judge Sullivan on Friday.

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  • Citing Iran-backed violence, U.S. closes consulate, pulls diplomats out of Basra
Citing Iran-backed violence, U.S. closes consulate, pulls diplomats out of Basra

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday regretted that United States has made a decision to pull out its diplomats from Iraq's southern city of Basra and warned USA citizens against travelling to the country. At the United Nations this week, the two sides taunted each other, with Mr Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, warning Iran t...

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  • FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation
FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

Mr. Trump praised Judge Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, while making no mention of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , the woman who has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

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  • Lindsey Graham defends Kavanaugh in fiery, emotional speech
Lindsey Graham defends Kavanaugh in fiery, emotional speech

More than any other time this year, I think Republicans want to take to the ramparts and man the battle stations. He went on to vehemently chastise the Democratic senators: "Boy, you all want power". "Graham then delved into the absurdity that he was supposed to be Bill Cosby " when he was in high school and college and how he suddenly got "over...

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  • Judiciary Committee to hold Kavanaugh vote Friday, senators say
Judiciary Committee to hold Kavanaugh vote Friday, senators say

She has sought an FBI investigation into it. Kavanaugh needed to come out swinging. Republicans control the Senate 51-49 and can lose only one vote, and Collins is among the few senators who've not made clear how they'll vote. If all Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, the GOP can't afford to lose more than one of its own members. Across more tha...

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  • Rescuers search for survivors after quake, tsunami
Rescuers search for survivors after quake, tsunami

The tsunami, which hit 34 minutes after a 7.5-magnitude quake struck Indonesia , churned over the island in the center of Indonesia and killed more than 420 victims in Palu alone. Meanwhile criticisms have been levelled at the country's geophysics agency for lifting the tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued, which may have led t...

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  • Mark Judge To Cooperate With FBI On Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Investigation
Mark Judge To Cooperate With FBI On Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Investigation

White House counsel Don McGhan, who is the administration's leading advocate for Kavanaugh's confirmation, is overseeing the probe for the President and working closely with Senate Republican leaders. Conway told CNN's " State of the Union " that she was only aware of the parameters the Senate set on the probe. Mr Kavanaugh cleared the firs...

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  • Hurricane Rosa weakens rapidly off Mexico
Hurricane Rosa weakens rapidly off Mexico

From 105-degree heat to downpour in three days, forecasters and an ASU professor say remnants from Hurricane Rosa will usher in a big change in the weather this week. The storm is encountering cooler waters in the Pacific and therefore powering down. Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home and schools were...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation to Probe Man Who Made False Rape Allegation Against Kavanaugh
Federal Bureau of Investigation to Probe Man Who Made False Rape Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said that the White House can not limit the scope of the FBI's investigation into the allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . The source reiterated that the agents would make no conclusion about what witnesses tell them and would hand their results over to the White House.

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  • Pinoys safe after plane crash-landed in Micronesia - DFA
Pinoys safe after plane crash-landed in Micronesia - DFA

The airline and the US Navy both said the plane landed in the lagoon short of the runway. Air Niugini said in a release that as of Saturday afternoon they were unable to account for a male passenger who was onboard. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 reportedly hit the lagoon surrounding the small island about 10.30am (AEST), Emilio said. Pilots Ch...

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  • Parts of Indonesia Rocked By 7.5 Earthquake Followed by 10-Foot Tsunami
Parts of Indonesia Rocked By 7.5 Earthquake Followed by 10-Foot Tsunami

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. Just 3 hours before the natural disaster, the same area was hit by a smaller quake that measured 6.1, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others.

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

Kavanaugh has been questioned by Committee investigators about all these accusations and denies all. "I think it's ridiculous", Trump said of the claims of sexual harassment. President Donald Trump held a rare news conference Wednesday just hours before the Senate hearing that could determine the future of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavan...

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  • Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan
Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan

A powerful typhoon has brought heavy rain and high winds as it approaches southern Japan , causing power outages in several cities and prompting Kansai International Airport near Osaka to plan a temporary closure of its runways from Sunday.

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  • FBI Kavanaugh probe won't look at Jewish woman's accusations
FBI Kavanaugh probe won't look at Jewish woman's accusations

The FBI also is following up on allegations by Christine Blasey Ford , a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, who testified to the Senate this week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s when they were in high school in suburban Washington, District of Columbia.

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  • California Teen Suffers Traumatic Injuries In Attack By 11-Foot Shark
California Teen Suffers Traumatic Injuries In Attack By 11-Foot Shark

A 13-year-old boy was attacked by a shark while lobster diving off the coast of Encinitas Saturday morning. Hammel was on his kayak when he heard loud screaming. "His whole clavicle was ripped open", Hammel said". Lifeguards had been on duty early Saturday due to two nearby events, and the response to the attack was "very short", Giles said.

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  • Pyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea’s Moon
Pyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea’s Moon

Mr Park said tighter border controls between North Korea and China and higher rates charged by people smugglers were key factors. "The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant about us", Ri said.

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  • Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in United Nations speech
Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in United Nations speech

The minister informed the global community that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government of Pakistan has planned to plant as many as 10 billion trees in the country. India had also blamed brutal killings of Indian security personnel by Pakistan based entities in its statement announcing cancellation of the dialogue 24 hours after it was annou...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators
Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend, Mark Judge, Says He Will Cooperate With Investigators

I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today. Judge also denied having "fondled or grabbed women in an aggressive or unwanted manner" at parties between 1981 and 1983 or having "spiked punch to get anyone drunk" or seeing Kavanaugh do something similar.

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  • Death toll of natural disaster and tsunami in Indonesia hits at least 384
Death toll of natural disaster and tsunami in Indonesia hits at least 384

Palu, a tourist hotspot dotted with white beaches and popular for water sports, was reduced to rubble as a sea of debris from collapsed buildings and shopping centres littered the city of 3,80,000 people. Palu, which has more than 380,000 people, was strewn with debris from the quake and tsunami . Tributes to Agung's bravery were led by Yohann...

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  • Much-maligned F-35B fighter makes combat debut with Afghanistan mission
Much-maligned F-35B fighter makes combat debut with Afghanistan mission

Central Command area of operations, according to statements from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the Marine Corps. "The strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander", said the press release. Officials did not say how many planes took part in the operation, but the F-35 flies in pairs or larger groups. According to sources,...

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