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World News The Texas Senate Race Is Now a Toss Up
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The race has massive implications for the battle for the U.S. Senate . If they win either chamber, much of President Donald Trump's agenda could be hamstrung and his administration would be subjected to greater scrutiny. Cruz and O'Rourke will debate two more times, first in Houston and then in San Antonio. From Cruz's point of view, the clip is damning of his opponent.

World News Bishop Franco Mulakkal Interrogated For 3rd Day By Kerala Police
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He had complained of pain in his chest while being taken to Kottayam Police club from the Crime Branch office in Thrippunithura in Ernakulam district Friday night, PTI reported . The nun has reportedly faced backlash for reporting the bishop to authorities. The statement said that the nuns have been influenced by some people to take such a step.

World News Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser stuck on last details
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The lawyers said they made "important progress" in a Sunday morning call with Judiciary Committee staff members and agreed to the hearing even though the committee refused to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford said witnessed the attack, as well as others she said were present.

World News Brett Kavanaugh accuser commits to 'open' hearing for Thursday
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Ford agreed that she will testify after Kavanaugh, rather than going first, as she had preferred, according to a source familiar with the talks, but was unauthorized to discuss the talks publicly and was granted anonymity. President Trump tweeted on Friday that Ford or "her loving parents" would surely have filed a police report if the experience was as traumatic as she described.

World News Arrest made in 'unprovoked' fatal stabbing of DC jogger
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Martinez, 35, was out for a run in the 1400 block of 11th Street Northwest when she was stabbed multiple times around 8 p.m. on Tuesday , September 18. Wendy Martinez , 35, was jogging in Washington DC at 8pm on Tuesday when she was attacked. Police and Martinez's family described the victim as an avid runner who worked at an Internet start-up FiscalNote , where she had recently been promoted.

World News At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded After Military Parade Attack In Iran
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Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif blamed the bloodshed on "regional terror sponsors", language that usually refers to Iran's enemies Saudi Arabia and Israel, and "their USA masters", and vowed that Tehran would respond decisively. The United States reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran last month, and a new round of even harsher sanctions targeting Iran's vital oil sector is set to go back into effect on 5 November.

World News High-stakes standoff between GOP and Kavanaugh accuser stretches into weekend
Author: 0 High-stakes standoff between GOP and Kavanaugh accuser stretches into weekend

The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond to the panel's latest offer it would hold a vote Monday on recommending Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination for the full Senate to consider. Ford has received death threats and has moved her family out of their home, the lawyer said. Committee Democrats also asked Grassley to share with them any transcripts from interviews with anyone regarding Blasey Ford's accusations .

World News Christine Blasey Ford statement on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearing
Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford statement on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearing

While President Trump had been unusually restrained in his comments on Ford's allegation, during an interview with Sean Hannity ahead of a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday night, he criticized Ford's call for an investigation, saying , "Why didn't somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?" Judge Kavanaugh has issued a fresh rebuttal of the allegation.

World News Woman (46) in critical condition after shark attack near yacht
Author: 0 Woman (46) in critical condition after shark attack near yacht

She was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. She also suffered puncture wounds to her calf muscle. Before this week's events, the last shark attack in the area was eight years ago. Witnesses saw a 3m great white nearby. It's understood she was bleeding heavily from the leg injury when she was pulled from the water. "There was quite a lot of blood around the boat", Mr McCauley said.

Author: 0 European Union leaders 'back a final Brexit referendum' for UK

Mr Tusk, the European Council president, publicly dismissed her carefully crafted plan a the two-day summit, telling reporters that despite having some positive elements the blueprint "will not work" . Experts have warned that a hard border would be inevitable because the border would become an external frontier of the EU's boundaries. "A good relationship at the end of this process depends on it", she said.

World News 5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at New York daycare
Author: 0 5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at New York daycare

Her relationship with the children wasn't immediately clear. The suspect also stabbed a man in the leg, who is thought to be a father of one of the children at the daycare, but it wasn't clear if one of his children was stabbed. alerted police to the assaults at a multi-family building at 43-67 161st Street. A 52-year-old woman is the alleged attacker. Charges are pending.

World News Russia Summons Israeli Envoy after Plane Downed in Syria
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Syrian air defences shot down the Russian military plane on Monday, killing all 15 soldiers aboard, after Israeli missiles had struck the coastal region of Latakia. Israel on September 18 said Syrian antiaircraft batteries "fired indiscriminately" and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air during the incident on September 17.

World News Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam to walk out of jail, sentence suspended
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The Islamabad High Court suspended the 10-year sentence for Sharif and the seven-year term handed down to his daughter, Maryam, over corrupt practices linked to his family's ownership of upscale London flats. In the evening, the three were released from the prison, where many party leaders and a large crowd of supporters gathered to receive them, said Sen.

World News Qatar praises Turkey-Russia deal to 'demilitarize' Idlib
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The chief military investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case into the crash of Russia's Il-20 plane above the Mediterranean Sea, committee spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told reporters. Foreign powers involved in the protracted conflict - including Israel and Russian Federation - operate hotlines to exchange operational details to avoid one side accidentally attacking the other's forces.

World News Trump says USA considering permanent military presence in Poland
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Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House that focused heavily on the United States presence in Poland as the country faces Russia's increased military activities in the region. "We're looking at it from the standpoint of number one, military protection, for both countries, and also cost". The two are expected to discuss trade, the military and security, according to the White House.

World News DEVELOPING: Police Respond to Active Shooter in Middleton, Wisconsin
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Keely Arthur of CNN affiliate WISC said about 50 police cars and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are at the scene . Madison College also sent out a statement: "There is no active threat on campus at this time". 19, 2018. There are 34 stores and restaurants in the center that were temporarily closed, Kautzky said. Police then took those employees into a nearby hotel to speak with them about the incident.

World News Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib
Author: 0 Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Ramadan also said the deal offers the Syrian government and Russian Federation one of their main demands, which is securing the highway that passes through Idlib and links northern Syria with other cities. Idlib and surrounding areas is home to over 3 million Syrians, and an estimated 60,000 opposition fighters. "Jointly with Russian Federation, we will spare no effort to free these territories from all radical groups".

World News Here's how Paul Manafort might be helpful to the Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Here's how Paul Manafort might be helpful to the Russian Federation investigation

On Friday (Saturday NZT), prosecutor Andrew Weissman said in court that Manafort had struck a "cooperation agreement" and would plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian political consulting work. Vin Weber of Mercury LLC, and the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Whether Manafort ultimately implicates the president remains to be seen.

World News Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh
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Ford told the Post that she made the decision to come forward publicly after watching her story be made public without her permission. The committee's Republican chairman, Chuck Grassley, scheduled a vote on Thursday on whether to recommend that the full Senate confirm Mr Kavanaugh for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court.

World News In the United Kingdom, looking for new suspects in the poisoning Skrobala
Author: 0 In the United Kingdom, looking for new suspects in the poisoning Skrobala

She asked Petrov and Boshirov what they were doing in the United Kingdom, and the two men claimed that they were told the small town of Salisbury was just a nice place to visit. Last night a Russian government spokeswoman rejected the claims and suggested that the website must have links to Western intelligence agencies because its information about Petrov and Boshirov's passports had come from a database which was not publicly available.

World News Strong winds but warmer weather ahead as ex-hurricane Helene hits
Author: 0 Strong winds but warmer weather ahead as ex-hurricane Helene hits

The alert says that "injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible". Storm Helene is forecast to impact the United Kingdom with powerful gusts reaching 70mph and heavy rain from around 6pm this evening. The spokesman said: "Helene is still over the Atlantic but it's weakening and we're a lot more confident of what's going to happen". A spell of strong winds is expected, initially mainly in the far southwest of England and across western Wales.

World News Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record in Berlin
Author: 0 Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record in Berlin

The 33-year-old broke the world record by the biggest margin since Derek Clayton beat it by two minutes and 24 seconds in 1967. "They say you can miss it twice but not third time". I had to focus on the work I had put in in Kenya and that is what helped push me. Gladys Cherono won the women's race in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds, a new women's record for the Berlin marathon.

World News Second set of no-deal Brexit documents published
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Traders say many investors are reluctant to take out big directional bets on sterling because of the uncertainty about where the Brexit negotiations are headed. He said the government was stepping up its contingency planning. - The UK Government will guarantee funding for all projects receiving grants from the EU's Regional Development Fund.

World News Fellow Republicans Disagree With Trump on Puerto Rico
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President Donald Trump has been "overly criticized" for his response to the deadly storm that struck Puerto Rico past year, but neither the president nor his critics should be politicizing the tragedy, Rep. He was reacting to President Donald Trump's tweets that dispute the projected death toll from Hurricane Maria previous year. "My teams knew about it but first they will say, "no we cannot use them, ' months later water was no good for human consumption", he tweeted".

Author: 0 Donald Trump’s autumn visit to Ireland postponed

Mr Trump was apparently planning to spend a day in Dublin before travelling to Doonbeg, Co Clare, where he owns golf links. The U.S. President had planned to visit Dublin, and his five-star West Clare resort, on November 12th and 13th. According to Independent.ie , sources have said Trump's whole European itinerary is under review with the Irish trip definitely cancelled. RTE also said the visit had been cancelled.

World News Anti-immigrant party wins 20% in Sweden vote
Author: 0 Anti-immigrant party wins 20% in Sweden vote

A separate exit poll by TV4 also had the main blocs in a dead heat, but only gave the Sweden Democrats 16.3 per cent. "Even if the blue parties do a deal with the Sweden Democrats to take power, it will still be the same politics". Many Swedes began to worry about an erosion of "humanitarian values" as the Sweden Democrat party rose in popularity. Sweden's centre-left governing bloc is neck-and-neck with the centre-right opposition alliance in the country's general elections , ...

World News British jihadists must flee Syria or fight as Idlib offensive looms
Author: 0 British jihadists must flee Syria or fight as Idlib offensive looms

Howitzers and armored cars were also headed for the border with Syria's Idlib province on Monday, according to state-run Anadolu Agency, and the army reinforced 12 outposts on Syrian territory where Turkish soldiers along with Russians and Iranians monitor flare-ups of violence, according to reports.

World News Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London
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According to sources, the Sharif family has chose to bring back Kulsoom's body to Pakistan , it said. Nawaz had been at her husband's side throughout his decades-long political career, which saw him become prime minister of Pakistan three times while facing military coups, prison and exile.

World News Airlines Preparing for Impact of Hurricane Florence
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Beyond the damage from wind and high surf, Hurricane Florence is anticipated to slow over the Carolinas where it might dump up to 30 inches of rain over quite a bit of North and SC. On Sunday, South Carolina's state emergency management agency tweeted it was "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". States of emergency were declared in the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland.

World News Florence becomes hurricane; SE should prep for 'major hit'
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As a rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast coast , behind it Hurricane Helene , Tropical Storm Isaac and one other potential tropical storm are all brewing. Besides devastating storm surge and winds, catastrophic flooding is possible from Virginia to the Carolinas. The system will move over the Yucatan Peninsula, and emerge into the Gulf by mid-week.

World News ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Draws Attention For Facial Expressions At Trump Rally
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It includes news footage saying Tester helped write the bills, side by side with images of Trump praising their passage. Many people referred to Linfesty as the "man wearing a plaid shirt" till the time he was identified . An unnamed woman walked up and told the young man he was being replaced, as were his friends. He was barred from the Billings rally - but it's unclear at this point whether he's also banned from other functions across the state.

World News North Korea stages huge parade, but holds back on advanced missiles
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According to Xinhua news agency, Mr Li said that no matter how the worldwide and regional situation changes, China's firm commitment to the consolidation and development of bilateral ties will not change. "@FoxNews This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea". That's a big departure from February's parade, when it displayed its Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile , believed capable of reaching the US, and a number of other formidable missiles and the ...

World News Brazil Presidential Candidate Stabbed At Rally
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He was carried by his supporters to a vehicle, clutching his side. Bolsonaro, who is known as Brazil's Donald Trump , is in stable condition, according to his son, Flavio Bolsonaro. The polls suggest he will get the most votes in the first round of the October presidential elections if former President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva remains blocked from standing, but he is unlikely to win a run-off.

World News Syria’s Idlib under ‘violent’ air strikes
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Furthermore, just a year ago, Brett McGurk - the USA government's Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Daesh, ISIS) - called Syria's Idlib province "the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11, tied directly to Ayman al-Zawahiri [current leader of Al Qaeda]".

World News Death toll from Hokkaido quake revised to 9
Author: 0 Death toll from Hokkaido quake revised to 9

Some 1.6 million residents across Hokkaido remain without power. In Atsuma, a town of about 4,600 people, 26 were still unaccounted for. Eight people are reported to have died, according to local media, while there are around 40 now missing.

World News Fate of Syria's Idlib in balance at Tehran summit
Author: 0 Fate of Syria's Idlib in balance at Tehran summit

The two men, shown arriving by plane by Iranian state television, were due to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rohani. More than 3 million people live in the Idlib area and U.S. It has also created border security zones in northern Syria and has several hundred troops deployed at 12 observation posts in Idlib. Trump shifted his public tone on Syria within a matter of weeks, as the US and its allies launched missile strikes against Syria in April over a chemical attack against ...

World News Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump
Author: 0 Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

Only this time the stakes are allegedly much higher. The Times op-ed, anonymously authored and published on Wednesday, sparked a firestorm in Washington and a tweet storm from the president, who simultaneously accused the author of "treason" while questioning whether he even exists.

World News Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment
Author: 0 Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases. The announcement also signals that the Justice Department is paying attention to the growing movement to challenge Facebook and Google's market power. After the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe, which Trump calls a "witch hunt".

World News Myanmar: UN human rights chief calls for immediate release of Reuters reporters
Author: 0 Myanmar: UN human rights chief calls for immediate release of Reuters reporters

Defendants Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were entrapped by police officers who planted classified documents on them to disrupt their reporting into human rights atrocities in western Rakhine state, according to their defense. They told the court they had been invited to dinner by police in Yangon, who handed them documents. A number of countries including the USA, UK and Bangladesh among others as well as human rights groups have demanded the immediate release of the journalists, reported Al ...

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