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Gunmen disguised open fire at Iranian military parade

Gunmen disguised open fire at Iranian military parade Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed in an attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday. Gunmen disguised as soldiers in military uniforms, began shooting from behind the stands during the parade, according to the state-run news agency. [Full Article...]

Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser agrees to testify 'with conditions'

Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser agrees to testify 'with conditions' Chuck Grassley , to respond to the panel's latest offer. Some have said there should not be a vote on his confirmation until Prof Ford has been heard. The committee earlier Friday had set a deadline of 5 p.m. ET for Ford to decide, later extending that to 10 p.m. "Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. [Full Article...]

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles On Thursday, the State Department announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had imposed sanctions "on the Chinese entity Equipment Development Department and its director, Li Shangfu" for "engaging in significant transactions" with people on the department's List of Specified Persons. [Full Article...]

Saudi King Salman hosts Pakistan PM on first foreign visit

Saudi King Salman hosts Pakistan PM on first foreign visit Despite this reluctant acceptance by India to engage with Pakistan , the development is significant as the Sushma-Qureshi meeting would be the first high-level interaction in almost three years. As far as trade is concerned, Saudi Arabia is among the main 15 export partners of Pakistan and trade is above $4 billion per annum with prospects that a Bilateral Investment Treaty could be signed. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accuser Open to Testifying on Her Terms

Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accuser Open to Testifying on Her Terms The Senate should carefully weigh Ford's allegations - and Kavanaugh's denials - but Ford's decision not to tell authorities when she was 15 is not an important factor here. The incident allegedly happened at a gathering of teenagers at a house, when Mr Kavanaugh and a friend allegedly "corralled" her into a bedroom. "We know allegations of sexual assault are one of the most unreported crime... [Full Article...]

Second shark attack victim rescued

Second shark attack victim rescued Melbourne girl Hannah Papps received a life-threatening wound to her leg on Thursday, a day after Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick, 46, was also bitten on her left thigh while snorkelling in the same harbour. She was treated by a doctor who was on a nearby boat, before being flown to hospital and undergoing surgery. The area is a popular spot on the Great Barrier Reed for people who take sailing ... [Full Article...]

Doors of Kaaba opened for Pakistan PM Imran Khan; performs Umrah

Doors of Kaaba opened for Pakistan PM Imran Khan; performs Umrah India is adopting a "wait and watch" approach after the installation of a new Government in Pakistan, the Minister of State for External Affairs told reporters. They are people and now is the time to make a final decision on these stateless people, he added. Pakistan denies the charge and blames Afghanistan for providing sanctuary to Pakistani Taleban militants responsible for attacks that hav... [Full Article...]

European Union trashes Theresa May's Brexit plan

So we are at an impasse. Lord Adonis said: "I don't want to rub salt in the wound, but Parliament must have a say on what has happened". We will never agree to it. She also sought to reassure those living in Northern Ireland that her government would do everything to prevent a hard border with the Irish Republic. [Full Article...]

NY nursery stabbing as multiple children knifed in Queens

NY nursery stabbing as multiple children knifed in Queens Four other uninjured children were removed from the home for observation. The victims and their assailant were rushed to a hospital, where one of the girls was listed in serious condition. The incident occurred at the daycare center in the borough of Queens at about 3:30 a.m. EDT, a spokesman for New York City Police Department said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea'

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea' Cornyn said Thursday that he sees no reason to call additional witnesses, noting that the committee already held a full hearing on President Trump's nominee. Katz reiterated that Ford would like the FBI to investigate before her testimony. Ford's lawyers said on Tuesday she would testify before the committee only if the FBI first investigated her allegation. [Full Article...]

In apparent about-turn, Russian embassy tears into Israel for downing of plane

In apparent about-turn, Russian embassy tears into Israel for downing of plane The Israeli military said its fighter jets were targeting a Syrian military facility near Latakia involved in providing weapons for Iran's Lebanese proxy Hezbollah and has insisted it warned Russian Federation of the coming raid in accordance with deconfliction agreements. [Full Article...]

Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise As of Monday, local authorities told NBC News that they were searching for 56 people who were still missing. A video posted online by residents showed the top corner of an old building break and fall off, while in another video , a tall building swayed as strong winds blew. [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz's jail term suspended by Islamabad High Court

Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz's jail term suspended by Islamabad High Court Opposing the suspension of the jail term of Sharifs, NAB special prosecutor Mohammad Akram Qureshi argued that "after the fixation of appeals against the conviction of the Sharif family in the Avenfield reference, the IHC could not have entertained petitions seeking suspension of sentence", the Dawn reported. [Full Article...]

'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges USA to consider opening base

'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges USA to consider opening base Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent USA military presence on its soil, offering up to $2 billion in funding for such a base. In March, the United States and Poland said technical problems would delay completion of the Polish section of a USA missile defense shield by two years to 2020. [Full Article...]

Report of active shooting incident at Middleton office park

Report of active shooting incident at Middleton office park The four victims who were shot and were taken to University Hospital, it is unclear the extent of their injuries. She said it sounded "like somebody was dropping boards on the ground, really loud". The Greenway Station shopping center next door to the office building is on lockdown. Madison.com said its reporter, Dean Mosiman, was quoted as saying that "there were at least 40 police squad cars... [Full Article...]

Grassley focusing on making Kavanaugh accuser 'comfortable' to speak with his committee

She has been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats. But Senate Republicans have signaled that if Ford wants to testify, she'd have to do it next week, not after the lengthy delay an FBI investigation would cause. After his nomination was announced in July, Bush voiced his support, for Kavanaugh, calling him "a fine husband, father and friend - and a man of the highest character". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump for additional $200 billion tariffs on China

Donald Trump for additional $200 billion tariffs on China One observer in the business sector said the administration may have reduced its planned tariff level after hearing public comments, hoping companies would not immediately hike prices for consumer goods to pass along the costs. The green light for the tariffs, first reported by Bloomberg, initially dragged USA stocks lower, fuelled drops in the Chinese yuan in offshore trading and gains in the dol... [Full Article...]

Who is responsible for shooting down the Russian plane over Syria?

A Russian military plane vanished over Syria's Mediterranean Sea coast, authorities said Tuesday. Russsia's Defence Ministry said the aircraft was returning to the Russian-run Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province when it disappeared from radar screens at about 11:00pm Moscow time. [Full Article...]

Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication President Moon "believes that improved inter-Korean relations have some role in facilitating US-DPRK ( North Korea ) talks and solving the North Korean nuclear problem", he said. But Bolton, known for his hawkish stance against Pyongyang, added, "President Trump can't make the North Koreans walk through the door he is holding open". [Full Article...]

Strong winds but warmer weather ahead as ex-hurricane Helene hits

Strong winds but warmer weather ahead as ex-hurricane Helene hits It is not yet known what direction the storm will take however forecasters are warning that there will be very strong winds of around 55 to 65mph with the potential for gusts of 70 to 80mph in exposed areas. Meanwhile, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Cavan , and Monaghan should be expecting storm gales from a Yellow Weather Warning . [Full Article...]


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