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Bishop Franco Mulakkal likely to be arrested

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Mulakkal was Thursday relieved "temporarily" of his pastoral responsibilities as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Missionaries of Jesus by the Pope. Outside India, the Catholic Church is facing sexual abuse scandals in the United States, Chile, Australia, Germany and other countries. Hindustan Times reported the protesting nuns as saying that if the arrest isn't made immediately, their agitation is going to intensify even further. Read More »

Trump says women support Kavanaugh despite sex assault allegation

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Ford's lawyers are rejecting pressure for her to testify early next week, resulting in a drawn-out negotiation over the timing of what promises to be an explosive piece of political theater. 'I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents, ' Trump wrote on Friday morning. Read More »

Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate

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The candidates will also debate on September 30 at the University of Houston and on October 16 in San Antonio. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll gave O'Rourke a slight edge , with 47 percent to Cruz's 45 percent, but that came on the heels of a Quinnipiac University survey that showed Cruz up by nine percentage points. Read More »

Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants

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The US-Mexico border is a little under 3,300 kilometres long. In July, it was reported that more than 19,580 migrants had landed on Spanish shores so far this year. A spokesman for the Spanish Foreign Ministry confirmed to Borrell's comments to CNN but said the ministry had no further comment in relation to the minister's remarks. Read More »

Moon returns home after North Korea trip

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General Assembly session. The statement came after the North's leader Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of global inspectors in a meeting with the South's President Moon Jae-in. Read More »

Moon Jae-in lands in North Korea with agenda - ‘irreversible, permanent peace’

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Moon landed in Pyongyang for his third summit this year with Kim. Economic co-operation between North and South is nothing new. In order to get U.S. The next day, Trump praised Kim on Twitter , and the White House said a second face-to-face meeting between Trump and Kim was in the works . It has unanimously imposed increasingly tough sanctions on Pyongyang that have cut off all North Korean exports, 90 percent of its trade, and disbanded its pool of workers send overseas to earn hard ... Read More »

All storm signals lifted as Typhoon 'Ompong' moves farther from PH

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In nearby Fujian province in China , 51,000 people were evacuated from fishing boats and around 11,000 vessels returned to port on Saturday morning. Mangkhut, the Thai word for mangosteen fruit, is the 15th storm this year to batter the Philippines , which is hit by about 20 a year and is considered one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. Read More »

Kavanaugh denies allegation anew, arrives at White House

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But Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee said Kavanaugh's nomination process should be put on hold until the FBI completes its investigation of the allegation. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) asked Kavanaugh if he had ever made unwanted sexual advances, or been verbally or physically since becoming a legal adult. "This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored", Conway said in an interview with Fox News. Read More »

Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

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Duda, during his first trip to the White House since Trump took office, pledged to cover $2 billion of the costs of a new US military base in Poland and name it after Trump, citing a need for increased defense amid "very strong militarization" and " aggressive behaviors" by Russian Federation in recent years. Read More »

Top 8 #dagga memes we found after it was legalised

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Parliament now has 24 months to change the relevant sections of the Medicines Controls Act to bring it in line with the ruling. A court in the Western Cape had ruled in March 2017 that a ban on cannabis use by adults at home was unconstitutional, a move that effectively decriminalised it in the province, which includes Cape Town. Read More »

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

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The IDF further found that Syria had fired the missiles after Israel Air Force planes already returned Israeli airspace. "Hiding behind the Russian aircraft, the Israeli pilots put it in the line of fire of Syrian anti-aircraft systems". Speaking Tuesday, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the downing of the Russian aircraft would not affect the Sochi agreement "in any way", adding that "this is an important, breakthrough agreement". Read More »

Flash Flood Warning as Remnants of Florence Move Through N.H

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Roy Cooper said. At least one of those deaths was in Lenoir County, and a mother and infant were killed in the Wilmington area. "Flood waters are still raging across parts of our state, and the risk to life is rising with the angry waters", North Carolina Gov. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul

Mr Moon also said Mr Kim would try to visit Seoul sometime this year. KIM Jong-un and Moon Jae-in have taken a step closer towards peace as they vowed to denuclearise at a historic summit in Pyongyang today. They continued most every year until 2014, then were revived during North Korea's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of its state founding earlier this month. Read More »

Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Does Not Deserve This'

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Kavanaugh , who was nominated by President Donald Trump , has repeatedly denied the allegations . Hirono even tried hedge her frustration, ending her statement by saying, "you can see I'm a little upset by this, the fairness of it". Conway said Kavanaugh wants to testify Monday at a hearing scheduled by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). "She's surely prepared. Read More »

Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

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Putin said the zone will extend 9 miles to 12 miles deep and that all militants should evacuate the zone along with "heavy armaments, rocket launchers, tanks and mortars of all opposition forces", by October 10. Ankara and Moscow signed a memorandum of understanding calling for the stabilization of the situation in Idlib's de-escalation zone, in which acts of aggression are prohibited. Read More »

No strawberry tampering in WA: minister

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Jeannette Young. Police in Western Australia confirmed on Monday that they are investigating the first reported case of suspected needle contamination in the state. In recent days, a number of people in Australia have opened boxes of strawberries they purchased at supermarkets, only to find that the fruit has small sewing needles or pins stuck inside. Read More »

Donald Trump Blames Hurricane Maria Death Toll On Democrats And "Old Age"

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The almost 3,000 deaths were found by analysts from George Washington University commissioned to investigate the extent of death resulting from Hurricane Maria . So when did people start dying? A clear pattern emerged from the analysis: The mortality rate spiked in the months after the storm, particularly in the poorest areas of Puerto Rico , and among elderly males. Read More »

U.S. Invites China to Trade Talks as Tariffs Loom

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The White House is under enormous pressure from United States companies to resolve its differences with China swiftly before either country imposes more tariffs or restrictions that these firms argue could hurt growth and lead to lost American jobs. Read More »

What Does the Manafort Plea Mean for Trump?

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According to the court filing, the charge of conspiracy against the U.S. includes money laundering, tax fraud, failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, and acting as an unregistered lobbyist for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. At a plea hearing in a D.C. federal court today, Manafort pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy against the United States and a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Read More »

S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

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It is not only the discrepancies in heists that are being questioned‚ but also the SAPS's crime detection figures‚ crimes the public reports‚ murders and attempted murders‚ which‚ says the University of SA (Unisa) criminologist Rudolph Zinn‚ needs to be probed. Read More »

Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll, blames Dems

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He said the toll was no greater than 18 when he visited the island past year and "did not go up by much". Its inhabitants are US citizens, though they are barred from voting in presidential elections and have only one congressional representative with limited voting powers . Read More »

Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

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Typhoon Haiyan left more than 7300 people dead or missing and displaced over 5 million in the central Philippines in 2013. Classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, Mangkhut accelerated while slightly weakening to maximum winds of 240 kilometers per hour compared with 250 kilometers per hour earlier on Thursday. Read More »

Kerala nun writes to Vatican envoy against Jalandhar diocese bishop

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The fo0lloiwng protest has been called by the Joint Christian Council. Independent MLA PC George called the nun a prostitute, asking why she did not file a complaint after the first instance of sexual assault. "I beg the Church authorities to kindly make a speedy enquiry about this case and remove Bishop Franco from his responsibilities as the spiritual leader of the diocese", the nun said. Read More »

Ireland says planned Trump visit in November canceled

The announcement of his planned visit came as a surprise when first revealed ten days ago, and was set to attract strong levels of protests. US politicians, including Trump's predecessor, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPollster: Rasmussen Research has a pro-GOP bias Democracy is alive in Trump era Senate's antics are a reminder of why colleges need to step up MORE, have often visited the country, to which around 33 million Americans trace their heritage. Read More »

Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refused to back down from that idea on Monday, despite the fact that there's no indication any laws were broken. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in turn, is quoted as saying the president has the mental capacity of a "fifth or sixth grader", while current chief of staff John Kelly is quoted as calling Trump "an idiot". Read More »

Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

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Cal Fire spokesman Capt. Brandon Vaccaro told the Los Angeles Times two single-family residences and two combination residential and commercial buildings have been destroyed by the fire. 6, 2018. "It's been ridiculously congested". They said the fire is burning close to the highway, guard rails are destroyed, and thousands of trees pose a hazard of falling into the roadway. Read More »