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Is ex-French President lying or PM Modi: Owaisi on Rafale deal

Is ex-French President lying or PM Modi: Owaisi on Rafale deal The report in Mediapart , a French language publication, quoted Hollande as saying, "It was the Indian government that proposed this service group, and Dassault which negotiated with Ambani". Gandhi said youth had faith in Modi. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of India's main opposition Congress Party shout slogans during a protest demanding from government to disclose the details of Rafale fighter pl... [Full Article...]

Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran

Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran The report called the attackers "Takifiri gunmen", a description that has previously been used for members of the "Islamic State" (IS) group. The semiofficial Fars news agency said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack. [Full Article...]

United defence for accused pick for Trump top job Brett Kavanaugh

United defence for accused pick for Trump top job Brett Kavanaugh Trump's tweets came as lawyers for Ford continued negotiations with Republicans about conditions under which she might testify next week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The details of the alleged assault during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County, Maryland, were carried in the Washington Post last Sunday when Prof Ford chose to go public. [Full Article...]

Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’

Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’ The Vatican on Thursday divested Mulakkal, who was the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Missionaries of Jesus despite shedding his administrative role, of his pastoral responsibilities "temporarily". Sankar told reporters on Friday that the police would now investigate charges of rape, illegal confinement, unnatural sex and intimidation. "We are very happy. [Full Article...]

New Poll: Beto O'Rourke leads Cruz in Texas Senate Race

New Poll: Beto O'Rourke leads Cruz in Texas Senate Race The poll, which was composed among a population of 992 adults, had a credibility interval of four percentage points. That's a big deal in Texas, which hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994. When asked how they represent Texas values, both men took the opportunity to smear their opponent based on campaign contributions. During the 2016 presidential race, the moderators reminded... [Full Article...]

North Korea agrees to close missile site

North Korea agrees to close missile site Because Moon must create a positive atmosphere for Kim's visit to Seoul, he needs to coax more progress from the North on denuclearization, said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a policy adviser for Moon. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Homes and incomes top concerns after deadly typhoon

Philippines: Homes and incomes top concerns after deadly typhoon The rescue involved some 300 police, soldiers, firefighters and volunteers armed mostly with hand tools raced to remove rocks, mud, debris and drain water from collapsed buildings, hoping to find some signs of life after 13 bodies were pulled out, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war'

North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war' In a joint statement after the summit with Moon, Kim pledged to permanently abolish North Korea's key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts. But there was no mention of North Korea producing an inventory of its nuclear stockpiles and nuclear-related facilities in the joint statement or at the press briefing, which the US sees as a vital step toward denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Kim, Moon hold first round of talks in Pyongyang

Kim, Moon hold first round of talks in Pyongyang Moon's visit to the North Korean capital Tuesday, meanwhile, is the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years. Thousands of citizens took to the streets and waved flowers, the North Korean national and Korean peninsula flags, as Moon and Kim Jong Un stood in an open auto. [Full Article...]

Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25

Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25 Palangdan said rescuers have dug out 11 bodies from a muddy mound covering the former bunkhouse. The storm shattered glass windows on commercial skyscrapers in Hong Kong , sending sheets of paper pouring out of the buildings, fluttering and spiraling as they headed for the debris-strewn ground, according to videos on social media. [Full Article...]

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Kavanaugh Accuser, Attorney 'Keep Moving the Goalposts' on Testimony

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Kavanaugh Accuser, Attorney 'Keep Moving the Goalposts' on Testimony Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party in 1982 when he was 17 years old and she was 15. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. [Full Article...]

Now, Triple talaq is non-bailable offense

Now, Triple talaq is non-bailable offense If the government fails to do this, the ordinance has to be re-promulgated. "There was an overpowering urgency and a compelling necessity to bring the ordinance as the practice continued unabated despite the Supreme Court order a year ago", Mr Prasad told in a press conference after the Cabinet meeting. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Embattled Supreme Court Nominee

Trump Defends Embattled Supreme Court Nominee At the time an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee aggressively questioned Hill in televised hearings, cast doubt on her accusations and ultimately confirmed Thomas to the court. His friend, Mark Judge , who Ms. Ford says broke up the incident, also has denied Ms. Ford's account. But the Justice Department said in a statement late Monday that the accusation against Kavanaugh "does not involve... [Full Article...]

Legal dagga: How South African police define ‘personal use’

Legal dagga: How South African police define ‘personal use’ Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo ruled that the right to privacy should not be limited to the home or private dwelling and should be extended to any private space. According to the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992, anything under 115 grams can be successfully argued as being possessed for "personal use". [Full Article...]

China raises tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods in technology fight

China raises tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods in technology fight Tariffs of between five and 10 percent will take effect on some 5,200 United States products on Monday, on the same day as the new United States duties, the finance ministry said. Trump taking the steps to turn the screws on one of America's biggest trading partners, hoping more pain will bring the Chinese back to the bargaining table. [Full Article...]

FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system

FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system Cellular in New England. Factors include the model of cellphone (older phones may not be capable of receiving the alert) or whether the cellphone owner is on a call, out of range of a cell tower or in a tunnel, he explained. Emergency alerts will also continue to be available on NOAA Weather Radio, news broadcasts, the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV programs and via outdoor sirens. [Full Article...]

Anita Hill Speaks Out On Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

Anita Hill Speaks Out On Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh In television interviews on Monday, Ford's Washington-based lawyer, Debra Katz , said her client would be willing to speak out publicly. Kavanaugh was seen arriving at the White House, with no immediate reason given, while all 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote the panel's Republican chairman asking him to postpone a scheduled Thursday vote on the nominee to give the Fed... [Full Article...]

Putin and Erdogan Analyze Situation in Syrian Region of Idlib

Putin and Erdogan Analyze Situation in Syrian Region of Idlib Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would be 15km to 25km (9-15 miles) wide and come into force by 15 October. Jan Egeland, adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura, said: "Hope at long last for 3 million Syrian civilians in Idlib: Russia and Turkey agree on plan that may avert horrific war among displaced people". [Full Article...]

Arrested Texas border agent described as 'serial killer'

Arrested Texas border agent described as 'serial killer' A United States border agent has been accused of being a serial killer after allegedly murdering four women in a 10-day killing spree. According to the affidavit, Ortiz told investigators that after Pena ran off, he picked up his last two victims, whose identities have not yet been released by authorities. [Full Article...]

Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin For months before the race, Kipchoge has maintained that he was focused on winning in Berlin . A proud Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated Kipchoge, and his fellow countrymen - second-placed Amos Kipruto and third-placed Wilson Kipsang - as the East African trio made a podium sweep. [Full Article...]


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