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The near party-line Senate vote was 50-48, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago - which he emphatically denied. Trying to bridge the gap between the roughly half of American women who opposed Kavanaugh's appointment to the court and the roughly half who either supported it or didn't have an opinion is probably impossible.
  • Trump, at Kansas rally, praises Kavanaugh, slams Democrats

    Trump, at Kansas rally, praises Kavanaugh, slams Democrats

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    The inclusion of the question, which critics state is created to reduce participation by immigrants, could lead to an undercount of the USA population in certain regions and thus the malapportionment of electoral votes and congressional seats in a manner that could hurt the Democratic Party.
  • Rosmah to face several money laundering charges, MACC

    Rosmah to face several money laundering charges, MACC

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    Investigations into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB by an audacious worldwide fraud ring have already seen her husband Najib Razak hit with more than two dozen charges including corruption and money laundering. Writing on Instagram, their daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib criticised the Government for going after her family. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
  • Pompeo to visit China Monday

    Pompeo to visit China Monday

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    Each country has imposed tariff increases on the other's goods, and Beijing has accused the Trump administration of bullying. The Chinese ship "conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers ", coming within 45 yards of the bow of the Decatur , a guided-missile cruiser on what the Pentagon described as a routine mission in global waters.
  • Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

    Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

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    China too would be keeping a close watch on Putin's India visit because any large defence deal between New Delhi and another country is seen by the Chinese as having possible ramifications for Beijing. Moscow is now expanding India's biggest nuclear power plant in Kudankulam. The two countries will hold the 19th annual bilateral summit and sign 20 bilateral agreements.
  • Britain’s PM Theresa May dances onto stage

    Britain’s PM Theresa May dances onto stage

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    Theresa May arrived on stage to the tune of ABBA's " Dancing Queen " today, and showed off her dance moves once again. The move was a self-deprecating response to the negative comments about her tribal dancing during a tour of Africa earlier in the summer.
  • All 100 senators will be able to read FBI report

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    Those GOP senators, along with Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, have yet to declare how they will vote on Kavanaugh. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake told NBC's Today show on Wednesday that mocking "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".
  • Boris Johnson continues renegade campaign to undermine Theresa May’s Brexit plan

    Boris Johnson continues renegade campaign to undermine Theresa May’s Brexit plan

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    In her crucial conference speech, the PM will make a direct appeal to mainstream Labour voters disillusioned by Jeremy Corbyn's left-wing agenda to switch to the "decent, moderate, patriotic" Tories. Ian Livermore, 65, from south Gloucestershire said the speech was "superb" and showed why Johnson should be leader. In an apparent reference to rumours that the anti-Boris Scottish Tory MPs have code-named their plans "Operation A**e", he added: "The reaction in the hall was electric which ...
  • China fines Fan Bingbing in months-long tax evasion case

    China fines Fan Bingbing in months-long tax evasion case

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    Fan appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises and has more than 62 million followers online in China . Reuters, citing Chinese state media, said the actress' fines totaled 479 million yuan ($69.74 million), while her outstanding back taxes were calculated at 255 million yuan ($37 million).
  • Flake vows to vote 'no' if Supreme Court nominee lied

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    Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, making him a target of criticism from activists on the right and the left. "The former five-term senator from MA also called it incomprehensible" that the Judiciary Committee had not sought to speak with Mark Judge, the friend of Kavanaugh's who Ford identified as the only other witness to her assault.
  • WH revises guidance to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Kavanaugh probe

    WH revises guidance to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Kavanaugh probe

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    The FBI has interviewed a man who Christine Blasey Ford said attended the same party where she said she was attacked by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s. "However, whatever the senators want is okay with me", he said. James Roche said Kavanaugh was a "notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk".
  • Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

    Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

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    The two sides agreed to remove all land mines in the so-called Joint Security Area in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, in a pact reached during last month's summit in Pyongyang between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean despot Kim Jong-un.
  • DFA provides assistance to Filipinos in Air Niugini flight

    DFA provides assistance to Filipinos in Air Niugini flight

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    The passenger was seen in one of the local dinghies that were assisting with transporting the passengers and crew to the shore, the airline said in a statement. The airline said the plane landed short of the runway. The Boeing 737-800 is purportedly a 13-year-old aircraft that was previously operated by Jet Airways and Air India Express and was involved in a collision at Port Moresby in May, The Guardian reported.
  • Magnitude Earthquake And Tsunami Rock Indonesia; At Least 380 Dead

    Magnitude Earthquake And Tsunami Rock Indonesia; At Least 380 Dead

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    In another development, more than half the 560 inmates at Palu's prison escaped after its walls collapsed from the quake, the Associated Press news agency reports. "People here need aid - food, drink, clean water", said Anser Bachmid, a 39-year-old Palu resident. It is home to 260 million people. "This is already a tragedy, but it could get much worse".
  • White House says it Won't 'Mircomanage' Kavanaugh Probe

    White House says it Won't 'Mircomanage' Kavanaugh Probe

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    After Blasey Ford's testimony , Kavanaugh hit back furiously, categorically denying the assault took place and accusing Democrats of destroying his reputation for political reasons. "Throughout this process, I've been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I've done a number of "background" calls directly with the Senate, and yesterday, I answered questions under oath about every topic the Senators and their counsel asked me", Kavanaugh said.