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Dros restaurant issues statement over rape of 6-year-old girl

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The girl had been visiting the family-friendly restaurant in Pretoria with her mother and had been in its designated play area before the attack took place. The child was also allegedly naked and bleeding from the groin. As TimesLive reported, a 20-year-old man had appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday‚ where the case was postponed for further investigation. Read More »

Democrat Senators Ask President Trump to Withdraw Kavanaugh

The new allegations, offered in an affidavit provided to the Senate by the accuser's attorney on the eve of a hearing to examine other allegations of alleged sexual assault, say Kavanaugh took part in efforts during high school to intoxicate girls so that a group of boys could have sex with them. Read More »

Second Trump-Kim summit may come ‘after October’; Pompeo to visit Pyongyang

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He said any future summit could happen in October, but more likely after that. Pompeo told "CBS This Morning" earlier that USA officials were working "to make sure we get the conditions right" for a second summit. alliance even if a peace treaty is signed, and it also has nothing to do with a peace treaty", Moon said, adding he is personally against the withdrawal of U.S. Read More »

U.S. 'disturbed and deeply disappointed' by European Union over Iran sanctions

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Expressing disappointment over reports of the European Union setting up a special payment system to bypass Iranian sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY on Tuesday said, "I was disturbed and, indeed, deeply disappointed.This is one of the most counterproductive measures imaginable for regional and global peace and security". Read More »

NUS loses title of Asia's top uni but scores in global outlook

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Earlier this month, Johns Hopkins came in at No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings . THE said the University of Hong Kong remains "the region's flagship", moving up four places to 36th. France registered just two institutions in the top 100, with Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) at 41st, and Sorbonne University, at 73rd, compared to the Netherlands, which claimed seven places, including Delft University of Technology at 58th, Wageningen University at 59th and ... Read More »

Trump holds news conference amid new sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh

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We gave it to them". Instead, allies and rivals of the United States are undertaking a misplaced operation to isolate the president himself and reward Tehran. Analysts warned of a dramatic "flipping of the script" at the United Nations . We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. "This is no happy occurrence", wrote David Wade of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Read More »

New accuser says she witnessed sexual abuse by Kavanaugh

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Swetnick alleged she became one of the victims of "one of these "gang" or "train" rapes". He also admits to drinking beer with friends during his school days, but says, "I never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Judge's attorney told The New Yorker he "categorically denies" Rasor's claim. Avenatti is best known as the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president. Read More »

New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges

Expect the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing planned for Thursday to be the climax of a reality show that has been growing ever more heated, outrageous, and cringe-worthy day by day. He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct . Read More »

An Indian court has overturned a ruling upholding the criminalisation of adultery

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Last year, an Italy-based Indian businessman Joseph Shine, who hails from Kerala, filed a Public Interest Litigation challenging the controversial Section 497 . "It is a big victory for women's status and position within marriage and within families" said Jayna Kothari, an attorney and the executive director of the Center for Law and Policy Research in Bangalore. Read More »

New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee

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Anyone could fall in this current political environment, Trump said - even George Washington . Borger noted that Murkowski feels it's "important to remember if the FBI investigates these allegations, that it would be part of a continuation of the multiple background checks the Federal Bureau of Investigation has already conducted". Read More »

CNN's Jim Acosta Spars With President Trump at UN Press Conference

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I've had many false accusations. "And they know it's a big fat con job , and they go into a room and I guarantee you they laugh like hell and what they've pulled off on you". "So it wouldn't have mattered if the Federal Bureau of Investigation came back with the cleanest score", he continued. Later, the president was still clearly enjoying himself. Read More »

What Kavanaugh’s hearing may mean for Republicans fighting to keep a majority

The all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee has hired a female lawyer with experience prosecuting sex crimes, Rachel Mitchell, to question Ford . Blasey Ford said Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her in 1982, according to her testimony. The new development came a day before President Donald Trump's nominee and his first accuser , Christine Blasey Ford, are to testify to the Judiciary Committee in what looms as a critical moment in the 51-year-old ... Read More »

Third Woman Accusing Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct Steps Forward

Soon-to-be GOP Talking Points: Swetnick is not specific about what Kavanaugh actually did to her . Avenatti rejected the claim and, on Wednesday, came forward with the statement. "Your Honor, if you don't like that argument", he said, "I have two others that are equally persuasive". The judge said there were parties where people sometimes had too much to drink. Read More »

Trump Says China Is ‘Attempting to Interfere’ in Midterm Elections

USA intelligence officials have said previously that other nations could opt to try and copy Russia's playbook of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election. After decrying the Iran nuclear deal of 2015, from which America withdrew in May, the president turned his fire on Beijing. Read More »

Auckland university drops in a second global ranking list

NUI Galway has fallen from its place last year between 201st and 250th, to between 301-350th this year. No Indian institution figures in the top 250 of the Times Higher Education's ( THE) world university rankings 2019 , though the Indian Institute of Science , Bengaluru, has retained its position as the highest-ranked centre in the country , while the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore has risen to the highest position behind it. Read More »

Donald Trump Says UN Crowd Wasn't Laughing At Him, But With Him

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In the first clip, Fox cut off Trump's speech as soon as he finished saying that the USA has accomplished more than any other presidential administration. Trump said that after that, the U.S. What this is really about is bypassing blocked access to global banking as well as legitimising the kinds of trade that Iran has carried out in the dark corners of alternative and black markets for years. Read More »

US Senate: Halt US Supreme Court Nomination Vote

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that Republicans will be in trouble in the 2018 midterm elections if Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is withdrawn. Two other women have come forward with allegations. "He is asking for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court where he will have the opportunity to rule on matters that will impact Americans for decades", the 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee said ... Read More »

Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through

She witnessed both of them "drink excessively and "engage in highly inappropriate conduct". Even so, the declaration says there are other witnesses who can attest to the allegations. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of trying to force himself on her during a party while she was 15 and he was 17. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation. Read More »

Israel will continue striking Syria: Netanyahu

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He also said Israeli and Russian officials are slated to meet to address the growing rift between the two countries. The Russian Il-20 military reconnaissance aircraft was downed by Syrian air defenses trying to repel the Israeli strike on a weapons warehouse, killing all 15 people on board. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted: "I have a hard time believing any person would continue to go to - according to the affidavit - ten parties over a two-year period where women were routinely gang raped and not report it". Speaking in New York, where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly, the USA president quoted Elton John, did impressions of rival politicians, and speculated that he would be soon endorsed by The New York Times - "without me, you'd be out of ... Read More »

Chuck Schumer Says There's No 'Presumption Of Innocence' For Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took to Fox News on Monday night to defend himself from allegations of sexual assault when he was in high school, claiming that he was a virgin "for many years" after leaving Yale University. "Senator Murkowski said it is important that we have a process that is viewed as credible and respected", Borger wrote in an email to the News-Miner. Read More »

Trump And Rouhani UN Speeches Highlight US- Iran Standoff

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A gavel-wielding Trump also took a swipe at China, accusing Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections as payback for their growing trade war, a charge China´s foreign minister said was "unwarranted". It'll be Trump's first experience in leading a session of the U.N.'s most powerful body, where the USA now holds the rotating presidency - a perch it is using to double down on its criticism of Iran. Read More »

Salisbury poisoning suspect is Russian colonel

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One of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been identified as a colonel in Russian military intelligence (GRU), according to reports. His military career reportedly took him into the second Chechen war as part of a unit that played a "key role" in the conflict. The revelation casts doubt over Mr Putin's claims that Chepiga and his alleged accomplice Alexander Petrov were innocent "civilians". Read More »

Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry

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The president repeated there had been "no collusion" between him or his campaign and the Russian attack on the 2016 election and "no obstruction" of that investigation - which Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to lead after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Read More »

How does the European Union plan to bypass United States sanctions against Iran?

She said that Iran has continued to comply with the nuclear accord despite the us sanctions, some of which went into effect in August. In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, the group said they were determined to develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite skepticism by many diplomats that this will be possible. Read More »

Senate Committee Probes New Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee

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Senators will hear both sides at Thursday's hearing, keenly aware of the impact it could have on voters, particularly women, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. White recounted that Ford said she had read White's social media post she had written about her own sexual assault . The publicity-friendly attorney has said he's considering competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Read More »

Here’s What Trump Said to the World at the UN General Assembly

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Trump told the annual gathering: "They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations". "If you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens; if you continue to lie, cheat, and deceive, yes, there will indeed be HELL to PAY ", he said . Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser offers four people to back accusation: Lawyers

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Ford has been willing to come forward, albeit reluctantly, and I understand that is so, and so in order for us to take it under consideration, she needs to take the next step", she said . "Christine told me that she had been having a hard day because she was thinking about an assault she experience when she was much younger", Gildo-Mazzon states. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would back 'sensible' Brexit deal

She said: "I'm afraid to say that the people in parliament now on (the) Labour side, who are most against Brexit and are doing their upmost to stop it, are actually people who are using it also as an excuse to get at Jeremy". "So if the people's party decide they want the people to have a final say on the deal, we have to respect the view of our members and we will go out and argue for it". Read More »