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Michael Cohen Conducts Hours Of Interviews With Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel


The questioning was related to Trump's dealings with Russian Federation and potential collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign, sources told ABC News. The tweet was deleted nearly immediately and later reposted by Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis . Cohen pleaded guilty to charges involving his arrangement of payouts of hush money to those women - widely thought to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen Mcdougal - just before the November 2016 vote. Read More »

Islamic State claims Iran military parade attack, no evidence provided


It was one of the worst ever attacks against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, the sword and shield of Shi'ite clerical rule in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. Attacks on the military are rare in Iran . The semi-official Fars news agency , which is close to the Guard, said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack. Read More »

Man arrested over 'horrific cruelty'


The footage has drawn widespread anger after being shared online. The footage circulated on social media this week, sparking outrage in Australia. It comes after horrific mobile phone footage emerged on Wednesday, showing the man behind the wheel of a white 4WD hurtling down a dirt road at nearly 120km/h, chasing after a flock of emus. Read More »

24 killed, dozens wounded in 'terrorist' attack in Iran


The Islamic State extremist group and an anti-government umbrella group, Ahvaz National Resistance, both claimed responsibility for the attack . It was unclear whether ASLMA and ANRG are affiliated with the Al-Ahvaziya group, or if they are part of an alliance. Read More »

Terrorist attack at Iranian military parade kills at least 10


Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said 24 people were killed and 53 wounded in an attack on a military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force in the country, which answers to him. Read More »

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll nears 170


Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people, and state broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 183. The deadliest such incident in recent decades was in May 1996, when about 800 people died after their ferry sank on the way to Mwanza in Tanzania . Read More »

Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

The committee earlier Friday had set a deadline of 5 p.m. ET for Ford to decide, later extending that to 10 p.m. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, accused Republicans of "bullying a survivor of attempted rape in order to confirm a nominee" by saying they will vote Monday on the nomination if they don't reach an agreement with Ford and her lawyers for her to testify. Read More »

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane


On the night of September 18, 2018, in an unfortunate incident, Syrian air defense mistakenly shot down a Russian military plane while the Syrian regime was targeting multiple missiles flying over Latakia. It is this author's hope that the Israeli leaders will stand firm to the Russian challenge, as long as Russia does not act more firmly against the Iranian attempts to implant itself and its proxies on Syrian soil and build a platform for future, if not immediate, attacks against the Jewish ... Read More »

Is Rahul Gandhi fudging numbers to malign Modi government?


Just hours after the French government contradicted its former president Francois Hollande's claim that Modi's government chose Reliance defence as its industrial partner , the Dassault aviation , the manufacturing company of the Rafale planes has clarified that it was the company who could choose the partners and not the government. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Floods breach dam and may spill toxic ash into river


While Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it struck the area on September 15, it still managed to dump a record 23 inches of rain in SC and 35 inches in North Carolina, over the course of just four days. Cooper's sentiments were echoed by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who said Friday: "Although the winds are gone and the rain is not falling, the water is still there and the worst is still to come". Read More »

Police, RSPCA close in on outback emu killer

As a herd of emus runs along the road in front of his auto, he swerves, purposely mowing them down, one after another. An Australia-wide hunt could be over for a man accused of deliberately mowing down a mob of fleeing emus with his ute on an outback road. Read More »

Female friends defend Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegation


Gumeson, a Republican, said that times have changed, and she's glad, but that she didn't believe people should try to apply today's standards retroactively. That means the Senate hearings, and the chance to hear Kavanaugh and Ford speak, could have a huge impact on public opinion. Republicans are considering bringing in an outside counsel, possibly a woman, to question Ford. Read More »

Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing


Republicans are furious over what they say was the deliberate timing of the last-minute revelation of Ford's allegation, accusing Democrats of seeking to prevent the process from finishing before the November midterm elections , when Democrats hope to recapture at least one chamber of Congress. Read More »

Ted Cruz Tries to Smear Beto O'Rourke with Barbecued Tofu


Senator Ted Cruz will debate tonight in Dallas. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in one of this year's most closely-watched Senate races, made the comments during a town hall Wednesday while discussing criminal justice reform. A Texas sheriff slammed Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) for making critical statements about law enforcement's treatment of African-Americans. The debate will be a major test for O'Rourke, a former member of a punk rock band who has become a cause célèbre for many Democrats who ... Read More »

Could a Faster Communications Recovery in Puerto Rico Save Lives?


For months, the USA government contended that the official death toll from the hurricane and the three months afterward was 64. Just as other Americans have received during disaster recovery, the Commission and other government entities owe the people of Puerto Rico real aid, data collection, and recovery efforts that match the unprecedented levels of devastation during this critical time in the island's history. Read More »

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan


The Sun went much further: "EU Dirty Rats - Euro mobsters ambush May", it said alongside a mocked up picture of French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Donald Tusk cast as American gangsters with guns. "Those who explain that we can easily live without Europe, that everything is going to be alright, and that it's going to bring a lot of money home are liars", Macron said. Read More »

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed gun arrested in Taiwan


While Taiwan does not have an extradition agreement with the USA, police there have said they are cooperating with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force's investigation. The victim met Wilson on, a website that bills itself as the "Best Sugar Daddy Dating Site for Attractive Women and Wealthy Men Seeking Mutually Beneficial Relationships". Read More »

Israel hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incident


Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Israel has launched about 200 such raids in the last two years, Israeli officials say. But the Israeli official said Israeli planes were "not anywhere near the Russian plane". Read More »

Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and having him thrown out of office


Rosenstein has vehemently denied the Times' reporting, telling the paper that it is "factually incorrect". But let me be clear about this: "Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25thAmendment". The newspaper said its sources also included people who were briefed on memos written by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe . None of his proposals appear to have been acted upon, according to the Times , but the report will nearly certainly increase ... Read More »

Bishop Franco Mulakkal's interrogation in Kerala nun rape case enters third day


The Pope appointed Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Bombay Agnelo Rufino Gracias as the Apostolic administrator of the diocese of Jalandhar with immediate effect, a CBCI statement said. It must be noted here that the church has not taken any action against Bishop Franco, and have not even suspended him. "A detailed verification is needed for the statements given by the bishop". Read More »

South Africa top court decriminalizes marijuana use


Here are the details. Parliament will decide on the quantity of cannabis a person can grow or use in private. Last year, Rastafarian Garreth Prince and pro-cannabis Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton challenged the country's cannabis prohibition laws, arguing that the ban on marijuana " intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres ", BBC News reports . Read More »

Enraged Theresa May offers out the European Union in front of its mates

But they told Prime Minister Theresa May that if she does not give ground on trade and the Irish border issue by November, they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out of the bloc with no deal. "Anything which fails to respect the referendum or which effectively divides our country in two would be a bad deal and I have always said no deal is better than a bad deal", she said. Read More »

Anti-Kavanaugh Lawyer Claims Hearing Would Impede 'The Truth'


Kavanaugh's nomination has been thrown into doubt by California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations he sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when they were teenagers. Ford's attorneys are now engaging with the Committee". As CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert noted last night, that demand furthered the U.S. Senate's reputation for not caring what abused women have to say about Supreme Court nominees. Read More »

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet on UNGA sidelines next week


India cites killings of its security personnel and release of 20 postage stamps "glorifying a terrorist" as reasons for cancelling talks. The spokesperson had said the decision for the foreign ministers' meet was taken after Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Indian Premier Narendra Modi . Read More »

Storm Bronagh: UK braced for more disruption as Ali clean up continues


Storm Bronagh is moving eastwards across Wales and England, with 56.4mm of rain been recorded already in Powys. The Met Office has issued another yellow weather warning for wind, which covers a large area of England and Wales including Reading and Berkshire from 9am on Sunday, September 23 to 9am on Monday morning. Read More »