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In the court, Sharif denied all the allegations and told the court that he had saved billions of rupees in different development project during his term as Punjab chief minister. What remains clear is that Shahbaz Sharif's arrest has added much to the prevailing political tension at a time when the government's austerity measures required political consensus and understanding between the government and the opposition.
  • Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without United States support

    Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without United States support

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    One analyst said the Saudi plan to pump more would not change much. Who knows, but it came shortly after Brent rose its highest level in four years, which seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Brent crude rose almost 2 percent after hitting a four-year high on Wednesday as the market focused on upcoming US sanctions on Iran while shrugging off the year's largest weekly build in USA crude stockpiles and reports of higher Saudi Arabian and Russian production.
  • Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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    On critical issues over the past year, I've watched her vote to raise taxes on Missourians and oppose conservative judges including Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. "I don't remember", he said in his Ford voice. The way he sees it, a man can be "perfect" his whole life, but is now suddenly labeled "guilty" the second he's accused of something.
  • South China Sea: Chinese warship almost

    South China Sea: Chinese warship almost

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    Navy destroyer had to alter course to avoid colliding with the Chinese vessel. "The Chinese vessel took quick action and made checks against the United States vessel in accordance with the law, and warned it to leave the waters", it said.
  • Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain deadly poison ricin

    Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain deadly poison ricin

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    Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, were contained at a mail screening facility outside the main Pentagon complex. The FBI and the Pentagon Force Protection agency responded and additional testing is expected to be done by the bureau, two defense officials told the news outlet.
  • Lawyer: FBI has completed Mark Judge interview

    Lawyer: FBI has completed Mark Judge interview

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    Asked about allegations of sexual assault in the 1980s levelled against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , Mr Trump said it was troubling that people were found "automatically guilty" and had to prove their innocence. Ford identified Judge as a witness to the alleged assault. The account, the details of which have been contested by those Ford says were at the party, has been held up by Democrats as credible.
  • Dom Cozzolino, Victim of Alleged Kavanaugh Bar Fight

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    Mr. Kavanaugh cursed, he said, and then "threw his beer at the guy." A witness told police the man who threw the glass was Chris Dudley, Kavanaugh's close friend. "Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year". I never ever saw Brett blackout. Neither Kavanaugh nor the White House has commented on the report as of this writing.
  • Nat. Sexual Assault Hotline spikes 147% during Ford testimony

    Nat. Sexual Assault Hotline spikes 147% during Ford testimony

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    King says these numbers don't necessarily mean sexual assault is increasing, but more people are comfortable coming forward to share their experiences. It's not uncommon for survivors, over time , to be able to move on, build families, redefine themselves and maybe even begin to speak up after their experience as Ford has: But, sexual assault could remain a part of them forever.
  • Iran launches missile strikes at Syria over deadly attack

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    The attack adds to confusion over who carried out an assault on a military parade in Ahvaz on September 22 that killed at least 24 people and wounded over 60. A Syria-based official with the so-called "Axis of Resistance" led by Iran, which includes Iran, Syria, the Lebanese militant Hezbollah and other groups fighting alongside Assad's forces said the missiles hit "the last pocket held by Daesh" in Syria, using an Arabic term to refer to IS.
  • Yale Law Cancels 31 Classes so Students Can Protest Kavanaugh

    Yale Law Cancels 31 Classes so Students Can Protest Kavanaugh

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    Those accusations featured in the hearing , and Kavanaugh refuted them as pure fantasy during his opening statement. "A woman who was present, another woman who was present who was Dr. "The beauty of seventh grade is that they're starting to think for themselves, but I also try to be really careful so as not to get emails from parents saying I'm trying to 'push an agenda, '" she wrote in an email.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk to rake across Lesser Antilles

    Tropical Storm Kirk to rake across Lesser Antilles

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    In the tropics , the Tropical Storm Kirk continues moving west through the Caribbean, struggling to maintain tropical storm status. Tropical storm warnings and watches continues for portions of the Lesser Antilles. Kirk is forecast to become a tropical depression Friday night and turn into a trough of low pressure by Sunday. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for St.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser, lawyer says

    Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser, lawyer says

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    President Donald Trump granted the probe Friday after senate leaders called on the delay of a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. The New York Times seemingly contradicted Trump's "free rein" claims Saturday, as it was reported the FBI investigation will in fact be limited to questioning four witnesses about the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.
  • North Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility

    North Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility

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    Trump on Saturday elevated his recent praise of Kim to new heights, at a West Virginia rally in support of local candidates for his Republican Party. He then added: "I didn't give up anything". He claimed his growing closeness to Mr Kim has resulted in the end of rocket tests, helped free hostages and is getting the remains of American servicemen returned home.
  • Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4

    Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4

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    Surf from 6 to 10 feet is possible on Los Angeles and Ventura County beaches as early as Saturday night or Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said. A Tropical Storm warning was in effect for the coast of Baja, Ca., from Punta Abreos to Cabo San Quintin. There is increasing confidence that high-grade tropical moisture from Hurricane Rosa may drift into northwest Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California by Monday morning.
  • Boy, 13, attacked by shark in California while diving for lobsters

    Boy, 13, attacked by shark in California while diving for lobsters

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    He was immediately taken aboard a kayak by three people also lobster diving nearby, including an off-duty police officer, off-duty lifeguard. Chad Hammel told Fox 5 San Diego : 'I realized that he was yelling, "I got bit!" Hammel paddled the victim to shore with the help of an off-duty lifeguard that pulled the vessel while swimming.
  • Airline Now Says 1 Missing After Pacific Lagoon Plane Crash

    Airline Now Says 1 Missing After Pacific Lagoon Plane Crash

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    People are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane crashed in the waters in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia, September 28, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Its capital is Palikir and it trades with the USA dollar. Within minutes, locals scrambled a flotilla of small boats to pluck the 35 passengers and 12 crew from the water.
  • "No one should underestimate" Christine Blasey Ford, says longtime friend

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    Kavanaugh, who has denied all allegations, also faces sexual misconduct accusations from two other women. "It wasn't that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings", she said. bar)". All told three women have now come forward accusing Kavanaugh, 53, of assault or sexual misconduct when he was in high school in suburban Maryland or a student at Yale University.
  • 2m-high tsunami hits Indonesia after strong earthquakes

    2m-high tsunami hits Indonesia after strong earthquakes

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    Breaking: Tsunami hits Palu, Indonesia after massive 7.7 natural disaster. The ruin of a mosque badly damaged by natural disaster and tsunami is seen in Palu on Saturday. Patients are evacuated from a hospital following a strong quake in Poso, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. An natural disaster measuring 7.7 on the Richter magnitude scale rocked Central Sulawesi shortly after a 6.0-magnitude quake killed one and injured at least 10 people in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, on Friday afternoon.
  • Trump gives news conference in New York City

    Trump gives news conference in New York City

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    Trump said of the decision by Blasey Ford and her parents not to press charges against Kavanaugh more than three decades ago. Judge Kavanaugh and another accuser from his high school years this week testify before a US Senate panel.
  • See four months of Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar from 1982

    See four months of Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar from 1982

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    The judiciary committee must vote on Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation before it goes to the full Senate - where the Republicans have a slender 51 to 49 seat majority - for a vote there. Much is already known about Thursday's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee: Christine Blasey Ford will say Kavanaugh held her down and tried to disrobe her at a party when they were teenagers.
  • Adultery is no longer a criminal offence in India, rules Supreme Court

    Adultery is no longer a criminal offence in India, rules Supreme Court

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    The Chief Justice also said that any law that affects the idividual dignity of women will invite the wrath of the constitution. CJI Misra clarified that adultery remained a ground for civil issues, including dissolution of marriage. The law was challenged in front of the court on the grounds that it was arbitrary and discriminated against women, as they could not file a complaint or be held liable under the archaic law.
  • Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

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    Two other women have come forward with allegations. But her lawyers clarified they paid for the test - and further said they are representing Ford pro bono. "I hope you never have children because they'll be just as worthless as you are". The all-male panel of Republicans are expected to defer most of their questions to a female lawyer, Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, an experienced sex crimes prosecutor.
  • Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Key takeaways so far

    Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Key takeaways so far

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    Ford will be testifying in front of the Republican-led committee on Thursday about her allegations that Judge Brett Kavanaugh , Trump's SCOTUS nominee, attempted to sexually assault her at a party in high school. Judge denied the allegations in a statement from his attorney submitted to the committee. "I am terrified", she adds. Hatch told CNN he thinks the committee will be prepared for their prescheduled vote Friday to formally advance Kavanaugh's nomination.