Maldives' president-elect Solih invites Modi in swearing-in ceremony

The scheme led to fears of a coup by Mr Yameen, whose tenure was defined by growing authoritarianism. Earlier, election commission chief Ahmed Shareef had confirmed that President's party lodged several complaints of vote irregularities. More..

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Death toll climbs after Indonesian quake and tsunami
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Death toll climbs after Indonesian quake and tsunami

PALU, Indonesia (4th UPDATE) - At least 48 people were killed by a quake-tsunami in an Indonesian city, the country's disaster agency said Saturday, September 29, announcing its first official death toll. She...More..

Sen. Flake says his family has received death threats over Kavanaugh nomination
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sen. Flake says his family has received death threats over Kavanaugh nomination

That struggle looks like this: regular people doing really scary things, things that make them cry, that sometimes scare their families", Archila said. "Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford ,...More..

Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward

Appointments to the Supreme Court are for life and, if Mr Kavanaugh is confirmed in the post, it will potentially lock in a conservative majority in the court for decades to come, shaping rulings on highly co...More..

2m-high tsunami hits Indonesia after strong earthquakes
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

2m-high tsunami hits Indonesia after strong earthquakes

He said families were reported missing and communications and power supplies were disrupted. "The cut to telecommunications and darkness are hampering efforts to obtain information", he said. "I will continue...More..

Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick

Swetnick says that Kavanaugh's claim that he did not have sexual intercourse until many years after high school is "absolutely false and a lie". While Republicans can advance Kavanaugh's nomination without ...More..

2 seasoned Florida pilots killed in SC jet crash
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

2 seasoned Florida pilots killed in SC jet crash

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said the crash was reported about 11:45 a.m. near the Grays Hill community. "The military has confirmed that it was a military plane. The F-35B is a variant of the F-3...More..

Kavanaugh faces crucial vote, White House eyes GOP senators
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh faces crucial vote, White House eyes GOP senators

This is the philosophical defense and gameplan for those who want to see Kavanaugh confirmed tor the Supreme Court by next week. The Utah Republican said that Christine Blasey Ford was a "very good witn...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Republicans Advance Kavanaugh Nomination in Party-Line Vote

Two Republican senators who could be the deciding votes on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are endorsing a FBI background investigation into the sexual misconduct accusations against him. After ta...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh

He has repeatedly declared that "There are times when you have to stand up and say, 'I'm sorry, this is wrong, '" Yet when it comes to actually taking action to rein in President Donald Trump - by, for exampl...More..

President Trump holds press conference
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

President Trump holds press conference

He said that he was looking forward to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying during Thursday's Senate hearing. The president was relatively restrained in his assessment of three women who have accused Kavanaugh...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Earthquake Topple Homes, Prompt Indonesia Tsunami Warning

A tsunami was reported to have hit the cities of Palu and Donggala, the Indonesia disaster agency said . The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has warned that initial reports show "victims died in the rubb...More..

Flake’s call for FBI investigation throws wrench in Kavanaugh machine
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Flake’s call for FBI investigation throws wrench in Kavanaugh machine

The timing of the panel's session gave committee members little time to review Thursday's extraordinary testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford , who accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high sc...More..

Trump On 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser: 'Totally Inebriated And All Messed Up'
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump On 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser: 'Totally Inebriated And All Messed Up'

And if he believes the charges against Kavanaugh are ultimately true, he would consider withdrawing the high court nomination. Thursday was already shaping up to be a split-screen day in addition to Kavanaugh...More..

Danish police block transport links in hunt for 'three' in black auto
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Danish police block transport links in hunt for 'three' in black auto

Danish police have cut off the eastern island of Zealand, where the capital of Copenhagen sits, from the rest of the country as well as from neighbouring Germany and Sweden due to "a major police operation"...More..

Donald Trump Tweets Victorious After Brett Kavanaugh’s Pugnacious Testimony:
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Donald Trump Tweets Victorious After Brett Kavanaugh’s Pugnacious Testimony: "Senate Must Vote!"

What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. Hill spoke with NPR's All Things Considered for a segment that aired Tuesday ab...More..

Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong natural disaster
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong natural disaster

Thousands of people were urged to evacuate to higher ground as a tsunami warning was issued - before the alert was suddenly lifted. Other official agencies did not issue tsunami alerts following the temblor...More..

Christine Blasey Ford remembers
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Supreme Court ". During the free-wheeling news conference, Mr Trump continued to lash out at Democrats and label the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh politically motivated. "This confirmation process has beco...More..

Jewish woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Jewish woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school

Kavanaugh was also apparently "grounded" during this period of time . "I'm a very famous person unfortunately". Blasey Ford, 51, said Kavanaugh's alleged assault on her in 1982, in which she says he placed...More..

Sabarimala temple: SC to pronounce its verdict tomorrow
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Sabarimala temple: SC to pronounce its verdict tomorrow

The CJI said devotion can not be subjected to discrimination and patriarchal notion can not be allowed to trump equality in devotion. "Any relationship with the creator is a transcendental one, can not be c...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Netherlands police arrests foil 'major terrorist attack'

Dutch prosecutors said last night that they had foiled a large-scale terrorist attack, arresting seven members of a suspected Islamist cell who were building an arsenal of guns and suicide vests. Prosecutors sa...More..

Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings | On Point
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings | On Point

In her written testimony submitted Wednesday, Ford pushed back against Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who have cast her as part of a smear campaign meant to thwart Kavanaugh...More..

Rescue mission underway after plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Rescue mission underway after plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia

Flight 73 flies between Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia and Port Moresby, stopping in Chuuk State. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway Friday morning while trying to land o...More..

Kavanaugh protest deeply personal for Ford supporters
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh protest deeply personal for Ford supporters

The hearing will last for hours and the Committee has 3 options - voting to recommend confirmation of Kavanaugh and then sending the matter to the full Senate for a vote, voting to reject Kavanaugh and sending ...More..

La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019

India's highest ranked institution remains the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, followed by IITs Indore, Bombay and Roorkee with Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University from Karnataka making...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee

The other, Julie Swetnick , has accused Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge , of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women, among other things. To answer the question of presumption of innoce...More..

Boyfriend Who Filed Restraining Order Against Third Kavanaugh Accuser: 'She's Not Credible'
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Boyfriend Who Filed Restraining Order Against Third Kavanaugh Accuser: 'She's Not Credible'

Swetnick does not claim in her declaration that there are other witnesses who can attest to any role of Brett Kavanaugh in gang rape . Avenatti has been teasing a possible third Brett Kavanaugh accuse...More..

White House says Rosenstein meeting postponed
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

White House says Rosenstein meeting postponed

Rosenstein resumed regular duties, taking a Cabinet-level meeting at the White House and then returning to the Justice Department rather than meeting with the president, who was in New York City Thursday mornin...More..

U.S. lambasts Iran as world leaders gather at the UN
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

U.S. lambasts Iran as world leaders gather at the UN

Rouhani used his time in front of the General Assembly to retaliate, criticizing Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal that now looks in danger of collapse. Also at the Security Council meet...More..

Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh

Donald Trump has called the accusations a "con job". "And what they have done to his wife", Trump said. Trump touched on quite a few other subjects during the press conference, including Deputy Attorney Ge...More..