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Global Court Lifts Ban on Women in Prominent Hindu Temple in India
Author: 0 Court Lifts Ban on Women in Prominent Hindu Temple in India

Some religious figures consider menstruating women to be impure. Hence, the court should not interfere unless there is an aggrieved person from that religion or section. Sabarimala is surrounded by mountains and dense forests in its location at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in southern Kerala state. The practices, including both the restriction and 41-day Vratham (penance) to be observed by a male devotee, are considered to be essential or integral to the temple.

Global Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role
Author: 0 Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role

Accusations of Milne interfering in the Triple J's Hottest 100 broadcast date , for fear of then Prime Minister Turnbull's reaction, and ordering the sacking of other ABC staffers also subsequently emerged. "Nobody ever told me to hire anybody, fire anybody or do anything else". "The bottom line is I've never called for anybody to be fired". On another story about innovation, the ABC issued a minor clarification but otherwise rejected the government's complaints.

Global 'Many victims' after 3-metre-high tsunami smashes into Indonesian island
Author: 0 'Many victims' after 3-metre-high tsunami smashes into Indonesian island

Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an quake hit Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia , on September 29, 2018. The worst affected was the city of Palu, where preparations for a beach festival had been underway when waves as high as 18 feet smashed ashore just on dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path.

Global Venezuela’s Maduro Heads to New York, Trump Says Open to Meeting
Author: 0 Venezuela’s Maduro Heads to New York, Trump Says Open to Meeting

Despite the tough talk and "abysmal" political and ideological differences, Maduro said he would be willing to meet with President Donald Trump to find common ground. Maduro also made another stab at setting up a meeting with Trump. The surprise visit came after Maduro threatened to skip the global gathering, citing fears he could be assassinated as his once-wealthy OPEC nation spirals into a brutal economic crisis and worldwide pressure mounts for the socialist leader to step down.

Global Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick

One alleges that Kavanuagh exposed himself to her at a party while they were classmates at Yale University. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who heads up the Judiciary Committee, pegged on Tuesday a woman to lead Ford's questioning instead of the 11 Republican men that serve on the committee.

Global FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation
Author: 0 FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

His request was quickly endorsed by a few other senators who have yet to make a decision. A Latino Democrat who was anti-Trump says he will vote for Republicans in 2018 and President Donald Trump in 2020 after watching the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings.

Global What's in Kavanaugh's '82 calendar: sports, movies, parties
Author: 0 What's in Kavanaugh's '82 calendar: sports, movies, parties

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, told reporters Wednesday that while they are investigating the new allegation, there will not be a delay of the prescheduled hearing, saying "tomorrow is very important". He added, "I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration". Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied that he ever sexually assaulted anyone.

Global Senate GOP Hires Woman to Question Ford, Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Senate GOP Hires Woman to Question Ford, Kavanaugh

Republicans had Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor , ask questions to Ford on their behalf. She speaks nationally and trains detectives and social workers how to ask sensitive questions of sexual assault victims and those who commit such crimes.

Global Plane overshot runway before ending up in Micronesian lagoon
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Pictures and video posted on social media showed locals scrambling in small boats to rescue the passengers and crew as waters covered most of the aircraft's fuselage. Air Nuigini is Papua New Guinea's national airline. RNZ Pacific's correspondent Giff Johnson said small boats quickly went out to help rescue passengers from the plane before it sank in the waters off the runway in the Chuuk capital, Weno.

Author: 0 Senate Judiciary Committee asked Kavanaugh about 2 new claims of sexual assault

The woman who was allegedly shoved has remained anonymous and is reportedly still traumatized by the incident. The results were sent to counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee by Ford's attorneys in advance of Thursday's hearing, when both Kavanaugh and Ford will testify about the allegations.

Author: 0 Friday morning committee vote could set up quick Kavanaugh confirmation

Leahy pressed on and Ford explained her experience in stark terms: "I was underneath (Kavanaugh), while the two laughed". She will detail an alleged attack by Kavanaugh more than 30 years ago, when the two were both high school students. A classmate of Kavauaugh from Yale University, Deborah Ramirez of Boulder, alleges that the future Judge exposed himself to her. The hearing was a rollercoaster of emotion, with Democrats taking every opportunity to praise Ford's courage in coming forward, ...

Global Criminal Act Of Adultery Overturned In India
Author: 0 Criminal Act Of Adultery Overturned In India

There was no punishment for the woman, who was seen as the victim. "It can be a ground for a civil offence, a ground for divorce", Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while reading out the judgment. "That apart, it is a discriminatory command and also a socio-moral one". "The provisions of law under challenge in the present writ have been specifically created by the legislature in its wisdom, to protect and safeguard the sanctity of marriage, keeping in mind the unique structure and ...

Global Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh are a 'big fat con'
Author: 0 Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh are a 'big fat con'

On whether he plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid reports that Rosenstein was willing to secretly tape Trump in the White House, Trump said he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Rosenstein , who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 USA election.

Global U.S. warns Russian Federation over missile defense for Syria
Author: 0 U.S. warns Russian Federation over missile defense for Syria

The Russians furthermore claimed the IAF commander had lied about the location of the Israeli airstrike when he announced the assault would take place in northern Syria. So next time Israel or the United States decides to strike Syria, it may not only find stiffer-than-usual resistance, it might find itself in a quickly escalating battle with one of the world's greatest military powers.

Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford testifies at Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Among other allegations from the period between 1981 and 1983, she says she witnessed Kavanaugh fondle and grab girls without their consent at various parties. Ford in the summer of 1982 that is the basis of her allegation", Everett wrote. In his declaration, Koegler said he met the Fords while coaching their son's baseball team more than five years ago.

Global Trump gives news conference in New York City
Author: 0 Trump gives news conference in New York City

The leaders' spontaneous response to Trump's address only reinforced the American president's isolation among allies and foes alike, as his nationalistic policies have created rifts with erstwhile partners and cast doubt in some circles about the reliability of American commitments around the world.

Global US B-52s fly over South and East China Seas
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In a statement , Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said China has also officially lodged its protest with the US. -China trade dispute. Each imposed tariff increases on the other's goods Monday, and Beijing accused the Trump administration of bullying.

Global Trump slams Kavanaugh's second accuser
Author: 0 Trump slams Kavanaugh's second accuser

Christine Blasey Ford , the first woman to come forward with allegations against the federal appeals court judge, is telling the truth about an alleged incident when the she and Kavanaugh were in high school in the 1980s and Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Global Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area
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Temperatures will peak in the mid 70s but that cool front will bring back the 60s later throughout the week. Severe thunderstorms will hit the tri-state area Wednesday , a day after unsafe and heavy rainfall unleashed flash floods, turning parking lots into ponds and sending water into people's homes.

Global Donald Trump Accuses China of Interfering in American Midterm Elections
Author: 0 Donald Trump Accuses China of Interfering in American Midterm Elections

In his own statement to the session later, Mr. Wang appeared to break from his prepared statement at the end to deny what he called the "unwarranted" USA accusation of election-meddling. "Now, you may have a different feeling; I don't think so". "I want a plan that's solid, understood by both sides, really semi-agreed by both sides before we present".

Global Teen Rescued after 7 Weeks Adrift at Sea
Author: 0 Teen Rescued after 7 Weeks Adrift at Sea

With no means of propulsion, Lang was at the mercy of the currents and wind, surviving by fishing after his own food supplies ran out in a few days. The ship was bound for Japan, so Aldi accompanied the crew there, arriving September 6 and returning to Indonesia two days later.

Global Michael Avenatti Implicates Kavanaugh in Pattern of Teenage Sexual Assault
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti Implicates Kavanaugh in Pattern of Teenage Sexual Assault

Now, the claims date back to when Ford and Kavanaugh were in high school. The allegations stand to derail a nomination that Republicans see as crucial to gaining conservative control of the high court for years. The interview is part of a counteroffensive by Kavanaugh's team in the wake of thinly supported 11th-hour allegations about events that supposedly happened more than three decades ago and now threaten his nomination.

Global USA tears itself apart over 'belligerent drunk' Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 USA tears itself apart over 'belligerent drunk' Brett Kavanaugh

Hours after the New Yorker published Ramirez's allegation of Kavanaugh thrusting his penis in her face at a college party, the RNC fired off an email outlining " 7 very serious problems with the New Yorker story ". Mr Avenatti said he will disclose his client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to give evidence before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.

Global Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser

Dr. Ford has said that at a party in the early 1980s, Mr. Kavanaugh and a friend dragged her into a room, where Mr. Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes. "This is a very serious allegation, I don't know why they have to smear her", Brzezinski said. "We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", Murkowski told the New York Times on Monday "It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be ...

Global Aadhaar verdict big victory for pro-poor Modi govt: BJP
Author: 0 Aadhaar verdict big victory for pro-poor Modi govt: BJP

The Congress Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar act , which allowed private parties to access Aadhaar data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP ". It agreed with the government's view that it has helped in uplifting the marginalised sections of society. ■ SC says it is not mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank accounts.

Global Likely need for public aid could keep migrants out
Author: 0 Likely need for public aid could keep migrants out

In the late 19 and early 20 centuries public charge was the most common ground for refusing admission at USA ports of entry. United States considers restrictions on green cards for immigrants receiving public benefits The Trump administration may deny green cards to legal immigrants, both living in the U.S.

Global Second North Korea summit 'quite soon'
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Prior to a second Trump-Kim summit the Trump Administration "should demand tangible progress by North Korea toward denuclearization, such as a declaration of WMDs and facilities, permitting onsite inspections, a clear commitment and timetable to end production and destroy weapons of mass destruction or other steps", says Heritage Foundation Senior Research Fellow Brett Schaefer.

Global DEVELOPING: Rosenstein heading to White House amid speculation he will be ousted
Author: 0 DEVELOPING: Rosenstein heading to White House amid speculation he will be ousted

Rod Rosenstein , the U.S. deputy attorney general revealed to have discussed removing President Trump from office, travelled to the White House this morning amid expectations that his days in office were numbered. Axios reported shortly afterwards that Rosenstein had " verbally resigned ". Others involved in those May 2017 discussions said Rosenstein's comments about secretly recording the president were sarcastic, and came as McCabe was pressing the Justice Department to open an ...

Global Labour should consider joint leadership
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The Daily Express runs with the headline: "Outcry at Labour's betrayal of Brexit ", and says the Labour leader faced a "furious backlash" after confirming he was ready to join calls for a re-run of the 2016 poll if delegates back the demand in a vote at the party's conference.

Global Pompeo confident USA will win China trade war
Author: 0 Pompeo confident USA will win China trade war

A report published Monday by the Chinese government accused the United States of abandoning fundamental norms of global relations. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on Chinese goods - another $267 billion worth of duties that would cover virtually all the goods China imports to the United States.

Global Iran Vows Revenge on Perpetrators of Terrorist Attack, Even as Confusion Mounts
Author: 0 Iran Vows Revenge on Perpetrators of Terrorist Attack, Even as Confusion Mounts

Iranian leaders blame the USA and Israel for the carnage, and vowed revenge. The deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards meanwhile warned the United States and Israel to expect a "devastating" response, accusing them of involvement. Haley said Washington was trying to counter Iranian malign activities in the region as Tehran continued to test ballistic missiles, support terrorism and sell arms.

Global Maldives government acknowledges opposition victory
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Results from the electoral commission showed Solih, the joint compromise candidate of the weakened opposition, as the clear victor with 58.33 percent of the vote ahead of 41.7 percent for Yameen. The election commission is expected to announce official preliminary results later on Monday, and full results by the end of the month. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 2,62,000-strong electorate.

Global Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting
Author: 0 Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

Guyger was sacked during a hearing Monday, Hall said. In a statement released on Twitter, the department concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse behavior" when she shot and killed Jean. When Guyger put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar (according to the affidavit), it opened. A neighbor told police that he "heard an exchange of words, immediately followed by at least two gunshots", the search warrant affidavit said.

Author: 0 Russian Federation to supply S-300 air defense system to Syria

But Monday, the Kremlin seemed to take a tougher stance, blaming the downing on "the deliberate actions of Israeli pilots" and saying Israel's explanations weren't convincing, according to spokesman Dmitry Peskov. "The Israel air force did not hide behind any aircraft and the Israeli planes were in Israeli airspace when the Syrian [missiles] hit the Russian plane", the military claimed in a statement .

Global Commander Tomy of Indian Navy rescued by French vessel
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The Indian Navy said that 39-year-old Abhilash Tomy hurt his back and was unable to move after his yacht lost both its masts during a storm on Friday as he was competing in the Golden Globe Race. "We are getting reports of long swells, six to eight metre tall waves, heavy rain and clouding", Captain Sharma said. Cdr Tomy sustained severe injury after his yacht was hit by a vicious storm mid-way across the southern Indian Ocean while taking part in the Golden Globe Race.

Global China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties
Author: 0 China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties

One more cut is on card. By cutting tariffs, China is hoping to stimulate its economy and increase domestic consumption. China's most-favored nation (MFN) average tariff now stands at 9.8%. trade dispute. "Trade is not a weapon and can not be used for wars", he added. "By further cutting import taxes, China is sending a message that it will keep opening up and reform no matter how the trade war goes".

Global Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns before Trump can fire him
Author: 0 Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns before Trump can fire him

The dynamic reflects the lingering anxiety among White House officials and establishment Republicans over Kavanaugh's prospects in the Senate, where the allegations have thrown a once-certain confirmation into question. Rosenstein became deputy attorney general in April 2017, and assumed oversight of Mueller's probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who failed to disclose to Congress that he had met during the 2016 election campaign with Russia's ambassador to the United States, recused ...

Global Killed In Iran's Military Parade, IS Claims Responsibility
Author: 0 Killed In Iran's Military Parade, IS Claims Responsibility

A spokesman for the Ahvaz National Resistance, an umbrella group that claims to defend the rights of the Arab minority in Khuzestan, said the group was behind the attack . In November 2012, Iran's Ministry of Intelligence said it had arrested several members of a "terrorist group" operating in Khuzestan that had planned at least three bombings in Ahvaz targeting government offices and banks.

Global Vietnam's president dies after viral illness
Author: 0 Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

Quang had passed away "despite efforts by domestic and global doctors and professors", Vietnam Television reported. He is survived by his wife and two sons. "He began showing symptoms of illness in June a year ago and has been treated in Japan six times since", said Trieu. "He suffered from a kind of highly virulent virus, for which there has not been any efficient treatment".

Global Putin warns Israel over Russian plane downing
Author: 0 Putin warns Israel over Russian plane downing

Russian Federation backs Syria's government militarily and it was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Moscow intervened in the conflict in 2015. Russia, after all, has negotiated with Israel repeatedly on the attacks of Syria, and while all the specifics aren't public, one of the recurring messages from Russia was to stay away from the Tartus naval base.

Global One Year Out From Hurricane Maria, Full Recovery Still Elusive
Author: 0 One Year Out From Hurricane Maria, Full Recovery Still Elusive

Police paved the way for several proud Puerto Ricans as they waved their flag while marching from El Mercado to Barnard Park. Florida Governor Rick Scott, left, greets Puerto Rico Secretary of the Department of Public Security Hector Pesquera, right, during a remembrance ceremony convened by Governor Ricardo Rossello at the San Cristobal Castle, on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept.

Global Is Rahul Gandhi fudging numbers to malign Modi government?
Author: 0 Is Rahul Gandhi fudging numbers to malign Modi government?

Not one word has come out from the PM's mouth on this. French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi , India, January 25, 2016.

Global 'Multiple victims' reported in shooting in U.S. state of Maryland
Author: 0 'Multiple victims' reported in shooting in U.S. state of Maryland

A woman killed three people and wounded three others before fatally shooting herself at a Rite Aid distribution center Thursday in Harford County, Maryland . "It went to voicemail because they keep their phones in lockers", said Kelly Rodriguez, 40. The shooting is believed to have taken place at or near a drugstore distribution center named Rite Aid.

Global Gunmen attack military parade in Iran's Ahvaz
Author: 0 Gunmen attack military parade in Iran's Ahvaz

Iranian state television quoted a spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as saying that the attackers were affiliated with an Arab separatist group in the region. A state TV report said the assailants were "Takifiri gunmen", a term sometimes used to describe Islamic State. However, those groups in the past previously have only attacked unguarded oil pipelines at night.

Global Cops killing aftermath: India cancels MEA level meeting with Pakistan
Author: 0 Cops killing aftermath: India cancels MEA level meeting with Pakistan

Citing the killing of the policemen, a foreign ministry spokesperson today said , "The true face of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been revealed to the world in his first few months in office", HT reports. "EAM will, therefore, raise this issue in her meeting with the Pakistani Foreign Minister on the side-lines of UNGA", said MEA spokesperson. On the issue of the postage stamps, he said they were issued before the July 25 elections and before Prime Minister Imran ...

Global Kerala: Rape Accused Bishop Interrogated By Police For Over Six Hour
Author: 0 Kerala: Rape Accused Bishop Interrogated By Police For Over Six Hour

In June, a nun had complained that Mulakkal had raped her 13 times at the mission house in Kottayam district, over a period of two years from May 5, 2014. A team of Kerala Police headed by DSP K Subhash had travelled to Jalandhar to question the Bishop regarding the case. Police in India are now investigating the charges of rape, illegal confinement, unnatural sex and intimidation.

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