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Liberals lose blue ribbon seat as voters send message to Canberra

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Dr Phelps now has 51.1 per cent of the vote in two-party terms, with the deadline for postal votes coming on November 2. It was held by a 17.7 percent margin under former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who quit parliament after he was ousted as leader in an August party coup, forcing the by-election . Read More »

Twitter airs election meddling data

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Twitter added that the goal of the release was to make the data available for researchers and academics for investigation. The United States accused Russian Federation of meddling in the presidential election in 2016 with the help of a massive campaign of "Troll factory" in the American social networks. Read More »

Donald Trump applauds Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for 'body-slamming' reporter

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Still, there where some who supported Trump, noting that the journalist deserved to be body slammed over his actions. "I was in Rome with leaders when I heard about it, and I heard that he body-slammed a reporter", Trump said. Though Gianforte won the election, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and was fined. President Trump got a welcomed distraction at a Montana rally. Read More »

Woman Abandons Toddler On Doorstep Of Home

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A woman could be facing charges after abandoning a friend's child on a stranger's doorstep at a Texas home Wednesday. A camera setup to record the home's porch and door showed a woman run toward the front door, holding a child by the arm with one hand and holding two bags in her other. Read More »

Amid int’l pressure, Turkey to search Saudi consulate

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Trump said he had spoken with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who denied any knowledge of Khashoggi. He added: "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial". The president of the United States said something flat-out nutty, and our major news organizations treated it like normal news, slapping it into the headlines and passing it along to their readers with little more than the standard, buried "critics said" response. Read More »

President Trump Dominated '60 Minutes' Interview

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When Stahl told Trump she had considered the "impact' of him changing his mind and admitting, "There really is climate change, ' the president answered, "I'm not denying climate change". "I have been (harsh) - you don't know what I talked about with Putin in the meeting prior to the press conference". In poisonings? " Though he did not expand on her claims, Trump: "Probably he is, yeah. Read More »

SKorean climbers and 4 Nepalese guides missing in storm

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The group, five South Koreans and their four Nepali guides, were trying to ascend Mount Gurja, a 7,193m (23,599ft) peak. A heavy snowstorm followed by a landslide buried the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres when the climbers were awaiting for a fair weather to move towards higher camps, he said. Read More »

Saudi vows to 'hit back' at sanctions over Khashoggi

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He wrote regular columns for the Washington Post and was highly critical of the Saudi government, especially Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Mr Khashoggi's disappearance sparked worldwide comdemnation. "If there are people who committed this, it will have heavy consequences". Trump said he had invited Cengiz to the White House at the same time as vowing severe punishment if the Saudi regime was found to be involved . Read More »

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

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But cardinals are often allowed to serve until they are 80. The first formal sanctions on Archbishop McCarrick were imposed by Pope Francis in June after an investigation found credible allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. Columnist Fr. Raymond de Souza suggested that Wuerl was brought down because his priests became exhausted of a "clerical culture of mendacity". Eventually he came to the conclusion that he could no longer lead the diocese. Read More »

Bolsonaro, Haddad head for run-off in Brazilian presidential election

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The last surveys released on Saturday credited him with 36% against 22% for his nearest rival, leftist former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad . Haddad is followed by Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labour Party, Geraldo Alckmin (Brazilian Social Democracy Party) and Marina Silva (Sustainability Network). Read More »

Kim Jong Un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea

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Even so, Pompeo said both sides were "pretty close" to agreement on the details of a second summit, which Kim proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter last month. Though the Vatican confirmed their receipt at the time of an official invitation delivered on behalf of Kim Jong Il by the South Korean ambassador in Rome, the Pope did not in the end travel to North Korea . Read More »

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

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According to some media reports, Khashoggi , 59, has been killed inside the Saudi consulate. The Saudi Consulate insists Khashoggi left its building, contradicting Turkish officials who say they believe he is still there. Yemeni Nobel Prize victor Tawakkol Karman, centre, participates at a demonstration for Khashoggi that was organized by the Turkish-Arabic Media Association in front of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on Friday. Read More »

Atiku clinches PDP presidential ticket with 1532 votes

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He said: "This time around we must get it right by ensuring that the party field a candidate that can defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019". He has also come under criticism on security issues, including the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, long-running farmer-herder clashes in the centre and militancy and kidnapping in the south. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: Key US senators back embattled Supreme Court choice

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Supreme Court by the end of the weekend. But the case against Mr Kavanaugh had long since been taken over by allegations that he sexually abused women decades ago - accusations he emphatically denies. Republicans hold only a 51-49 Senate majority and therefore had little support to spare. Within minutes, dozens of political and advocacy groups blasted out emailed reactions. Read More »

Storm Near Gulf of Mexico Aims for Florida’s Panhandle

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The Weather Channel has noted that forecast guidance is unanimous that Michael will trek north through the Gulf of Mexico and likely pose a threat to parts of the U.S. Though forecasters expect the hurricane to hit the Panhandle, the storm may "affect portions of the Florida Gulf Coast that are especially vulnerable to storm surge, regardless of the storms exact track or intensity". Read More »

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh

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The Alaskan senator's vote was the latest example of the independent streak she forged since overcoming a Republican primary challenge in 2010 to win re-election as a rare write-in candidate. "And that is hard". Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, voted against cutting off debate, while Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who is attending his daughter's wedding in Montana. Read More »

Goodale 'very concerned' by Russian spies' cyberattack on Canada, allies

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A newly-published indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice charges seven alleged Russian intelligence agents with using cryptocurrencies as part of a broad "influence and disinformation" scheme. The British ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Wilson also revealed how one of the agents allegedly attempted to disrupt the investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which was shot down in 2014. Read More »

I Know You’re Not Thinking, You Never Do

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The US president called on ABC News' Cecilia Vega to ask a question. She asked him about reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the FBI's investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , to which he replied, "What does that have to do with trade?" The transcript issued hours later omitted Vega's word " thinking " and showed Trump saying, 'I know you're not thanking '. Read More »

USA politics plumbs new depths as President Trump mocks women

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But it can be worse, you can actually kill somebody's cat, and puncture their tires to get them to shut up". "What neighborhood was it in?" I don't know. "And the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts and whether or not they see Judge Kavanaugh to be qualified to hold the position on the Supreme Court", Sanders said. Read More »

Quake victims struggle to survive as they resort to looting

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The remains of a building Sunday, after it collapsed following the natural disaster in Palu . "We don't know how many casualties there are at the complex", said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho , the national disaster agency spokesman. Indonesian authorities have revealed that because of the sheer numbers of bodies being process in Palu , as each is identified it will be temporarily interred in a mass grave to stop the outbreak of disease. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr Worried for Sons Amid Kavanaugh Accusations

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I don't want to say what he would have done. She said Mr Kavanaugh was "very inebriated", and feared he was "accidentally going to kill me". "If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate , I believe those lies should have consequences", Prof Ludington said. Read More »

FBI Kavanaugh probe won't look at Jewish woman's accusations

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The FBI is now conducting a supplemental background investigation "limited to current credible allegations" of sexual assault and misconduct against Kavanaugh, with a deadline of Friday to conclude its probe. White it remains unclear who else the FBI may engage during the investigation, at least two potentially key witnesses have said they intend to cooperate. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation sought interview with Brett Kavanaugh accuser Friday night

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FBI Director Christopher Wray meets with Sen. The scope of the investigation , however, remains unclear. Per CNN , the US Senate will hold a procedural vote to advance Kavanaugh's confirmation on Saturday. and so deeply moved by her courageousness", Goldstein said . Ramirez allegesl Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both students at Yale, while Swetnick said she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual ... Read More »

Key passages from Julie Swetnick's declaration alleging sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh

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Earlier in the day, attorney Michael Avenatti also identified and released a "sworn declaration" from a woman who claims Kavanaugh was involved in "gang" rapes in the early 1980s. The hearing will be the first time the country sees and hears from 51-year-old Ms Ford, beyond the grainy photo that has been flashed on television in the 10 days since she came forward with her contention. Read More »

Russian Federation to Supply New S-300 Missile Defense System to Syria

Shoigu said the supply of S-300s to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat to our troops". Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Russian news agencies that supplying S-300 to Syria is Russia's "own right" and expressed confidence that this would not hurt Russia's ties with Israel. Read More »

Cruz to Take on Senate Challenger O'Rourke in Debate

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I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe. The first question of the debate was regarding the topic of immigration. O'Rourke later walked back his statements and called the proposition "artless, and even inaccurate" in his 2011 book titled "Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the USA and Mexico". Read More »

Fresh deadline for Brett Kavanaugh accuser adds to supreme court drama

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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". Ford also said Mark Judge, a friend and Georgetown Preparatory classmate of Kavanaugh, was in the room with her and Kavanaugh at the time of the assault. Read More »