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Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800 Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800
- October 02, 2018

Indonesian rescue team carry down the body of a victim to a grave during a mass burial in following a massive quake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia , on October 1, 2018 . "This morning I went back to the beach, I found my motorbike and my wife's wallet". Others have centered their search around open-air morgues, where the dead lay in the baking sun - waiting to be claimed. (more...)
Republicans’ prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing says she wouldn’t lay criminal charges Republicans’ prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing says she wouldn’t lay criminal charges
- October 01, 2018

The justices may also be called upon to decide whether the administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, something California and other states with large immigrant populations oppose. "There is no clear standard of proof for allegations made during the Senate's confirmation process", Mitchell wrote in the memo. Ms Deborah Ramirez alleges that Mr Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her during a drunken party at a Yale University dormitory when they were undergraduates. (more...)
Indonesias disaster agency lifts tsunami alert after powerful quake
- October 01, 2018

EARLIER: Scores of people were killed when a tsunami and strong series of earthquakes brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nugroho tweeted photos of the damage in the city of Palu. Last month, 387 people died after the 6.9-magnitude natural disaster hit the island. (more...)
How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations
- October 01, 2018

But this case is even weaker than that", Mitchell wrote to Senate Republicans in a memo Sunday, which was obtained by the Washington Post . Mr Ludington added that while youthful drinking should not condemn someone for life, he had nevertheless been concerned about Mr Kavanaugh's statements under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (more...)
UK Brexit chief says no deal better than being tied to bloc UK Brexit chief says no deal better than being tied to bloc
- October 01, 2018

While most conferences offer a chance for the leader to rally the troops, May's goal at this four-day gathering is to survive amid deepening opposition to her Brexit plan and growing support for a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Plans to go After Democrats Over Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Lindsey Graham Plans to go After Democrats Over Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing
- October 01, 2018

He says Deborah Ramirez will be interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mark Judge will be asked if he ever saw Kavanaugh drug or gang rape women, and that will likely be the scope of it. "I hope you're on the Supreme Court", he added , "That's exactly where you belong". "God, I hate to say it because these have been my friends, but let me tell you, when it comes to this, if you're looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend". (more...)
Sequelae, norepinephrine, epinephrine: Christine Blasey Ford uses science to describe her assault Sequelae, norepinephrine, epinephrine: Christine Blasey Ford uses science to describe her assault
- October 01, 2018

Earlier, during the highly-anticipated and widely-watched US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Democratic Senator Richard Durbin had asked Dr Ford of the "degree of certainty" of her assaulter from 36 years ago being Kavanaugh, to which the Californian professor said: "One hundred percent". (more...)
S-300s in Syria: A New Line in the Sand S-300s in Syria: A New Line in the Sand
- October 01, 2018

Russian Federation says it had suspended the delivery of its S-300 missile defense system for years over concerns raised by Tel Aviv; however, the recent plane crash prompted the Kremlin to press ahead with its earlier plan to deliver the missile system to Syria within two weeks in a bid to boost the Arab country's air defense capabilities and take "adequate retaliatory measures". (more...)
Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll tops 400, hundreds more injured Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll tops 400, hundreds more injured
- October 01, 2018

Almost 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region. (more...)
Mark Judge says he will cooperate in 'confidential' Brett Kavanaugh investigation Mark Judge says he will cooperate in 'confidential' Brett Kavanaugh investigation
- October 01, 2018

Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford's account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford's account", Leland Ingham Keyser's attorney Howard Walsh wrote to the committee overnight Friday, CNN reported Saturday . "I mean, come on". "There were no winners in the hearing room", he said. Perhaps. The FBI has wide discretion in determining the scope of the investigation. (more...)
Iraq 'regrets' US decision to close consulate in Basra Iraq 'regrets' US decision to close consulate in Basra
- October 01, 2018

Department of State Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement . The decision comes out of concern for the safety of USA personnel stationed in Basra, the southern Iraqi city near the border with Iran . Earlier this month , protests turned violent when demonstrators attacked and torched government offices, the headquarters of the Iranian-backed militias and Iran's consulate in Basra - in a show of anger over what many residents perceive as Iran's outsized control over local affairs. (more...)
Trump and Rosenstein Delay Meeting to Next Week Trump and Rosenstein Delay Meeting to Next Week
- September 30, 2018

Initially, Trump had said that a face-to-face meeting would take place Thursday, after he returned to the White House from three days in NY for meetings at the U.N. Mr Trump said Mr Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report , including that he had discussed possibly secretly recording the president and using the USA constitution's 25th Amendment to remove him from office. (more...)
Boris Johnson calls May's Chequers plan 'deranged' ahead of Conservative conference Boris Johnson calls May's Chequers plan 'deranged' ahead of Conservative conference
- September 30, 2018

A Conservative Party spokesman said the technical issue had been resolved and the app was functioning securely. She said her Chequers plan is the only realistic option on the table and it's now up to the European Union to bring forward proposals of their own in order to negotiate an agreement. (more...)
A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail
- September 30, 2018

The others, the New York Times reported , are Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge and Leland Keyser and PJ Smyth, also said to have been at the party at which Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said last week they interviewed two men who said they might have had the encounter with Ford that she described, but no Republican senator has lent any credence to those claims. (more...)
Erdogan: Thousands of terrorists walk freely in Germany Erdogan: Thousands of terrorists walk freely in Germany
- September 30, 2018

Dozens of journalists, including foreign reporters, have been imprisoned without trial in Turkey on terror charges since a failed coup attempt in 2016, according to reports. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the release of Germans still detained in Turkey in the wake of a crackdown following the country's 2016 coup attempt. (more...)
Russia says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case Russia says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case
- September 30, 2018

Bellingcat said it was "highly likely" that Putin knew Chepiga because he personally hands out these awards. "Many people look alike, but I can not tell you who this citizen who was pointed out in this investigation is", Peskov said. The group informed that the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga . "Russia has only sought to obfuscate through desperate fabrication", she said. (more...)
Grassley interrupts Feinstein during her opening statement at Kavanaugh hearing Grassley interrupts Feinstein during her opening statement at Kavanaugh hearing
- September 30, 2018

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the high court at risk. Kavanaughhas repeatedly denied the accusation and Ford has stood by her allegations. The 55-year-old also adds how Kavanaugh was "verbally abusive". Thursday's hearing is considered deeply controversial, with Republicans taking the extraordinary step of hiring a female attorney to question Blasey Ford on behalf of the committee's 11 Republican senators, all men. (more...)
7.5 magnitude natural disaster in Indonesia triggers tsunami, officials say 7.5 magnitude natural disaster in Indonesia triggers tsunami, officials say
- September 30, 2018

The city's airport remained closed after its runway and air traffic control tower was damaged in the quake but officials said they were preparing to reopen to allow aid to come in. Sutopo said the military would deploy troops to Palu and Donggala and the national police would mobilise officers to help with the emergency response. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser, lawyer says
- September 30, 2018

Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation ", Clune said in a tweet. After Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced that he wanted to delay the final confirmation vote for a week so that an FBI investigation could look into the allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , the Trump White House ordered on. (more...)
Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving In Encinitas Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving In Encinitas
- September 30, 2018

Hammel said he heard screaming and then realized the boy was yelling, "I got bit!" He was quickly pulled from the water and flown to a trauma centre suffering upper torso injuries. The victim was then life-flighted to Rady Children's Hospital for treatment. There have been no other reports of shark sightings and officials are unsure of what type of shark attacked the boy, though it was estimated to have been about 11 feet long. (more...)
Cassidy: FBI Should Investigate Dems' Efforts to Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation Cassidy: FBI Should Investigate Dems' Efforts to Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation
- September 30, 2018

One of her lawyers, Debra Katz, on Friday said "no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed" on the new FBI investigation , U.S. media reported . "If the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him", said Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder. (more...)
Donald Trump jokes he and Kim Jong-un 'fell in love' Donald Trump jokes he and Kim Jong-un 'fell in love'
- September 30, 2018

While Ri reprised familiar North Korean complaints about Washington's resistance to a "phased" approach to denuclearization under which North Korea would be rewarded as it took gradual steps, his statement appeared significant in that it did not reject unilateral denuclearization out of hand as Pyongyang has done in the past. (more...)
'Unstoppable' Super Typhoon Trami is closing in on mainland Japan 'Unstoppable' Super Typhoon Trami is closing in on mainland Japan
- September 30, 2018

NHK warned of waves of up to 13 metres on the western coast. More than 300,000 households have suffered power outages in southern Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures, said public NHK television, adding almost 50 people had been injured in Okinawa and Kagoshima. (more...)
Rain from tail end of TS Kirk causes flooding in Barbados Rain from tail end of TS Kirk causes flooding in Barbados
- September 30, 2018

The storm is expected to soon weaken to a tropical depression and degenerate into a low pressure trough by late Saturday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 miles per hour (85km/h) with higher gusts. Going into Sunday rain chances will be hit or miss and temperatures will continue in the upper 80s. A tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (more...)
One Missing In Micronesia Crash One Missing In Micronesia Crash
- September 30, 2018

Jaynes said those aboard managed to wade through waist-deep water to the emergency exits on the sinking plane. The rescue teams helped in shuttling passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56 to shore following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. (more...)
Kashmir needs a peaceful solution: Pak FM to United Nations secretary general Kashmir needs a peaceful solution: Pak FM to United Nations secretary general
- September 30, 2018

Addressing the 73rd United Nations General Assembly , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that the biggest challenges the world faces now are climate change and terrorism. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that Pakistan is keen to pursue a policy of partnerships for peace, security and prosperity in region and the world but not at the cost of its sovereignty, ARY News reported. (more...)
Mark Judge to cooperate with FBI investigation on Kavanaugh allegations Mark Judge to cooperate with FBI investigation on Kavanaugh allegations
- September 30, 2018

Swetnick claims she is a victim of gang rape, and said that both Judge and Kavanaugh were there to watch the incident. A key voice was missing from the Senate hearing yesterday as Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony of when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her: the other man she said was in the room. (more...)
Indonesia tsunami and natural disaster kill 384, leave hundreds injured Indonesia tsunami and natural disaster kill 384, leave hundreds injured
- September 30, 2018

In December 2004, a massive 9.1 magnitude quake off Sumatra in western Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. The capital of Central Sulawesi providence houses more than 380,000 people and is built arround a narrow bay that magnified the force of the tsunami waters. (more...)
Local military members participate in new fighter jet’s first airstrike Local military members participate in new fighter jet’s first airstrike
- September 29, 2018

A Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter engaged a Taliban target in Afghanistan. USNI News reported the Essex ARG was in the Gulf of Aden as of September 27th, but from there it's a relatively short sail to Pakistan where U.S. Chandler Nelms. Like the Harrier, the Marine variant of the F-35 is also capable of taking off and landing vertically. One of the modifications of the aircraft able to perform vertical landing and take off with the minimum distance. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation
- September 29, 2018

The panel is split, 11 Republicans to 10 Democrats , which means it would only take one GOP senator to break ranks and put Kavanaugh's nomination in jeopardy. Donnelly noted that the American Bar Association, which rated Kavanaugh as "well qualified" for the position, has called for a delay in his confirmation as well as an FBI investigation. (more...)

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