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Public servants at all spheres and levels of government will have no obligation to responsibly manage state fiscal resources under a compromised minister of finance. Last week Nene told an inquiry into government corruption he had made numerous visits to the Gupta family, friends of former leader Jacob Zuma accused of unfairly winning state contracts and influencing the firing of ministers.
  • No signs of life in hotel rubble, week after Indonesia quake

    No signs of life in hotel rubble, week after Indonesia quake

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    After days of delays, global aid is slowly making its way to the disaster zone, where the United Nations says nearly 200,000 people need humanitarian assistance. On Friday, the death toll rose to 1,571, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. Besson said they would bring heavy equipment early Friday to try to rescue the person.
  • Pompeo to visit Pyongyang for weekend talks with North Korean leader

    Pompeo to visit Pyongyang for weekend talks with North Korean leader

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    South Korea's presidential Blue House has been forcefully arguing for an end-of-war declaration, and predicts that such a declaration could come after Trump and Kim meet. Even some skeptics, though, acknowledge that the current dialogue has brought rewards in terms of an end to nuclear and missile testing and reduced tensions.
  • Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan

    Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan

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    I feel his performance in the hearings ultimately changed my mind'. "At that time, I thought he had definitely the qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court and should be confirmed if he was ever selected". 'I've changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability... Stevens, whose confirmation was unanimous, lamented the highly partisan atmosphere in Washington that has also engulfed the judiciary.
  • Putin Enjoys Greater International Trust than Trump

    Putin Enjoys Greater International Trust than Trump

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    The trends in Canada - a two-year erosion of USA favourability and presidential ratings - were pervasive among America's allies and neighbours, the survey suggests. More people also say their own country's diplomatic relationship with the US has grown worse over the past year. There were some bright spots for the US, with residents of Israel, the Philippines and South Korea registering overwhelmingly positive attitudes toward America.
  • US and Chinese Warships Narrowly Avoid High-Seas Collision

    US and Chinese Warships Narrowly Avoid High-Seas Collision

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    The Decatur had sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the Spratly chain as part of the United States' FONOP program. The incident would have contravened the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea that was agreed to by China, the usa and other countries in 2014, said Collin Koh Swee Lean, research fellow at Singapore's S.
  • Lawyer takes US pastor's case to Turkey's highest court

    Lawyer takes US pastor's case to Turkey's highest court

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    On Monday, President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was determined to fight, within legal and diplomatic frameworks, "this crooked understanding, which imposes sanctions using the excuse of a pastor who is tried due to his dark links with terror organizations".
  • Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

    Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

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    Besides Harvard, students and faculty at Yale Law School have also expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, both on campus in CT and in Washington. "HLS would be tarnished to have him on campus in any position of authority". Kavanaugh, a D.C. appellate court judge, became a household name over the summer when President Donald Trump nominated him in July to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony M.
  • Theresa May's Dancing Queen routine compared to David Brent

    Theresa May's Dancing Queen routine compared to David Brent

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    The Prime Minister had been preparing to address her party and about her Brexit plans but couldn't resist having a dance to the disco floor-filler while making her way to the stage. Another added: "Her advisers must really have it in for her". Her performance before her conference speech had a mixed reaction. Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor marked Theresa May's dancing following her Conference boogie.
  • As Clock Ticks on Brexit, May’s Nemesis Closes In

    As Clock Ticks on Brexit, May’s Nemesis Closes In

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    While many party members adore Mr. Johnson's witty speeches and his stand on Brexit, others find him too unpredictable to be Prime Minister. "If we cheat the electorate - and Chequers is a cheat - we will escalate the sense of mistrust". "Now is a time for a credible and serious plan, and credible and serious leadership". In his letter to Brady, Duddridge said that he is normally a loyalist, and has never voted against the government until now.
  • The death toll has reached 384 people

    The death toll has reached 384 people

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    Video footage on social media showed waves surging ashore in huge swirls of debris as people scattered. Photos showed twisted tin and wood splinters floating in the coffee-colored torrent alongside cars and motorbikes that had been tossed like toys.
  • U.S. Auto Makers Get Big Win From New Trade Pact

    U.S. Auto Makers Get Big Win From New Trade Pact

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland hold a news conference regarding the United States Mexico Canada Agreement ( USMCA ) at the National Press Theatre, in Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. He cautioned that "frequently, the devil is in the details". That stance put some congressional Republicans in a tough position heading into the midterms, since they represent districts with significant stakes in commerce with Canada and Mexico.
  • Death toll from Indonesia quake and tsunami now 1,234

    Death toll from Indonesia quake and tsunami now 1,234

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    The official death toll surged to 1,234, the national disaster agency said . The strong 7.5-magnitude quake struck Friday, toppling buildings and sending walls of seawater crashing into Palu , a city of about 350,000. Others have focused their search for loved ones around open-air morgues, where the dead lay in the baking sun - waiting to be claimed, waiting to be named.
  • Flake pushes for ‘real’ investigation of Brett Kavanaugh allegations

    Flake pushes for ‘real’ investigation of Brett Kavanaugh allegations

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    In Manchester, New Hampshire, Flake was asked what would cause him to vote "no" on nominee Brett Kavanaugh . He said Kavanaugh was "rightfully angry" about the accusations, and he added, "Who wouldn't be?" Some Democratic lawmakers claim the White House is keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses and have questioned how thorough an investigation that must be concluded by Friday can and will be.
  • North Korea has 20-60 nuclear weapons, South Korea says

    North Korea has 20-60 nuclear weapons, South Korea says

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    Experts believe the South Korean and USA militaries have planted about 1-1.2 million mines south of the DMZ while North Korea has put about 800,000-1 million mines on its side. North Korea , South Korea and the USA have not signed the 1997 worldwide treaty banning landmines. -North Korean nuclear diplomacy. The South Korean military will send engineering units to the South-controlled territory at the JSA.
  • 'Everyone Is Just Completely Captivated': Americans React To Ford And Kavanaugh

    'Everyone Is Just Completely Captivated': Americans React To Ford And Kavanaugh

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    Kavanaugh entered the hearing room fuming and ready to fight, as he angrily denied the charges from Ford and other women accusing him of misconduct, barked back at senators and dismissed some questions with a flippant "whatever". She said he and Judge had also turned the music up to a loud volume. He lashed out over the time it took the committee to convene the hearing after Ford's allegations emerged, singling out the Democrats for "unleashing" forces against him.
  • Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia

    Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia

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    In a statement, Air Niugini thanked the locals who had rushed to the plane's aid. Within minutes, local fishermen were on the scene with a flotilla of small motor boats to rescue people. Air Niugini scheduled a special flight "to allow those passengers who wish to complete their trip to Port Moresby and onward to their final destinations".
  • Kim Jong Un And I ‘Fell In Love’

    Kim Jong Un And I ‘Fell In Love’

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    Three senior USA officials involved in North Korea policy said last week that no progress has been made in moving towards serious negotiations on eliminating or even halting Mr Kim's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Most flee via China, which has the longest border with North Korea and is easier to cross than the heavily protected Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas.
  • Crisis at ABC continues, pressure builds on chairman Justin Milne to resign

    Crisis at ABC continues, pressure builds on chairman Justin Milne to resign

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    ABC directors met on Thursday and decided Milne should stand aside while a government investigation took place, which prompted the ABC chair to resign. Turnbull, who has lived in NY since he was ousted as prime minister on August 24, said on Thursday that while he had complained about the two reporters' journalism, he had never asked for them to be fired.
  • USA stands to lose most in trade war with China

    USA stands to lose most in trade war with China

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    Later Wednesday, at a lengthy news conference in which he took questions on everything from his embattled Supreme Court nominee to trade with North Korea, Trump said that China "would like to see me lose an election" and that no country has ever stood up to China like his administration.
  • Nearly 400 feared dead after natural disaster and tsunami strike Indonesia

    Nearly 400 feared dead after natural disaster and tsunami strike Indonesia

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    Communications "were totally crippled with no information" from Donggala, Nugroho said. "Many bodies were found along the shoreline because of the tsunami , but the numbers are still unknown". The festival was due to start Friday night. The destruction spread as far as Japan, where 142 people were killed and 1,600 buildings damaged. Sulawesi is about 1600 kilometres north-east of Jakarta .
  • Desperate hunt continues — Searching for Maddox

    Desperate hunt continues — Searching for Maddox

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    Maddox, a 6-year-old autistic boy who doesn't speak, reportedly vanished from the Gastonia area park on Saturday. Maddox was about 25 to 30 feet away when he broke into a sprint, Ritch said. "As soon as I got to the point where I couldn't see him anymore, I started panicking". They partially drained the 80-acre lake so they could better see its shoreline.
  • Breaking Views: SC’s Verdict on Adultery Is Worth Saluting

    Breaking Views: SC’s Verdict on Adultery Is Worth Saluting

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    Adultery is no longer a crime, India's top court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. Pronouncing the judgement for himself and Justice Khanwilkar, CJI Misra said, "Section 497 is arbitrary and offends the dignity of women". Rejecting the contention of the Centre, the court said: "The ostensible object of Section 497, as pleaded by the State, being to protect and preserve the sanctity of ...
  • All eyes on Trump as he chairs key United Nations meeting

    All eyes on Trump as he chairs key United Nations meeting

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    Rouhani also referred to the laughter in the General Assembly audience on Tuesday when Trump in his speech boasted of America's economy and what he described as unprecedented achievements by his administration. "I didn't expect that reaction , but that's okay", he said. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton went after Iran in a fiery speech on Tuesday.
  • Russia: We have proof IDF ‘distorts’ facts,’ responsible for downed plane

    Russia: We have proof IDF ‘distorts’ facts,’ responsible for downed plane

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    Russian Federation has held out the possibility of sending S-300s to Syria for years as a way to limit foreign airstrikes on Syrian military targets. Mattis declined to provide any timetable for how long USA troops might remain in Syria, but there was a noticeable show of force recently when Marines conducted a training exercise near the US outpost neat At Tanf, in which they trained with local Syrian forces.
  • Airplane crashes into ocean after it overshoots runway in Chuuk

    Airplane crashes into ocean after it overshoots runway in Chuuk

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    People in small boats were seen rescuing people from the plane before it began to sink. Boeing 737-800 aircraft can hold up to 189 passengers in addition to crew. The airline said the plane, which was involved in a collision with another aircraft earlier this year, had " landed short of the runway ". The airliner missed it's intended landing and ended up about 160 metres away from the runway in the water at around 09:30am local time.
  • Hearing Opens with an Apology to Ford, Kavanaugh

    Hearing Opens with an Apology to Ford, Kavanaugh

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    Christine Blasey Ford read a pre-prepared statement, with her voice shaking, giving details of the evening when she says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. " Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes", her statement said. She said her father was an alcoholic. Several GOP lawmakers who remain publicly undecided - most notably Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, as well as Arizona's Jeff Flake, who is retiring - said they want to hear what Kavanaugh's accuser has ...
  • Lindsey Graham Warns Democrats: 'You Better Watch Out for Your Nominees'

    Lindsey Graham Warns Democrats: 'You Better Watch Out for Your Nominees'

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    An emotional and visibly nervous Blasey Ford, who is speaking publicly for the first time, says she's "terrified" to be detailing her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee . Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford are the only witnesses invited to give evidence before the panel. This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics, and if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you have done to this guy, ' he said, returning to release his ire on ...
  • Salisbury poisoning suspect named as a Russian colonel by UK media

    Salisbury poisoning suspect named as a Russian colonel by UK media

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    The Bellingcat group claims the man who was named as Ruslan Boshirov is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga. The award is "as recognition of services to the state and the people of Russian Federation involving a heroic deed". Russian has denied the allegations and said the two men were civilians. The 39-year-old GRU military intelligence service colonel is a married father-of-one.
  • Donald Trump Has "No Plans" To Meet Hassan Rouhani "Despite Requests"

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    Bolivian leader Evo Morales launched a blistering critique of USA policy toward Iran as well as Trump's immigration policies that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents. President Trump just finished addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations and it did not go as expected. "Regrettably we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration", he said.
  • Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting

    Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting

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    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave an unhinged press conference in which he, among other things, said George Washington might have committed sexual assault, attacked Canada, denied the fact that the entire United Nations laughed at him yesterday, and referred to a Kurdish reporter as " Mr.
  • President Trump addresses UN General Assembly in NYC

    President Trump addresses UN General Assembly in NYC

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    In the year since he made his United Nations debut, Trump has cut funding to the world organization, withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, and quit United Nations bodies, including the Human Rights Council.
  • Golden Globe Race: Injured Commander Abhilash Tomy Being Brought Back

    Golden Globe Race: Injured Commander Abhilash Tomy Being Brought Back

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    In spite the nearness of the French ship, Gaden cautioned that rescuers might not be able to evacuate Tomy because of the yacht damage, in which case an Australian naval boat, positioned further away, might have to undertake the rescue. Cdr Tomy, a reconnaissance pilot with the Navy, also underwent training as part of his commissioning and on-the-job training which makes him a very strong person, Cdr Donde said.
  • Trump Calls Allegations Against SC Nominee Kavanaugh a 'Con Game by Democrats'

    Trump Calls Allegations Against SC Nominee Kavanaugh a 'Con Game by Democrats'

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    In response to Trump's comments, Ramirez's attorney John Clune told CNN that "politicians are going to say what they want to say but that doesn't mean what Debbie disclosed is not true". "Thus far, we have not heard back", Foy said. The declarations - from Ford's husband and three friends - do not provide direct corroboration of the alleged attack but suggest Ford shared details about her recollection in the years prior to Kavanaugh's nomination by President Trump on July 9.
  • Aadhaar verdict: The Supreme Court has upheld the citizen’s right to privacy

    Aadhaar verdict: The Supreme Court has upheld the citizen’s right to privacy

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    Even as the Supreme Court upheld the Aadhaar Act and scheme by a 4:1 majority , Justice DY Chandrachud has dissented, striking down same. Private companies can not force you to link your Aadhaar as the SC read down Section 57 of the Act which allowed the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any objective.