Kavanaugh and accuser to testify in Senate

The Senate has scheduled a public hearing on a sex assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for next week. Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he attacked her more than three decades ago, will both be able to testify. US President Donald Trump said earlier he expected “a little delay” to confirming More...

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US imposes new $200bn tariffs on China

The US is imposing new tariffs on $ 200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. The higher import taxes will apply to more than 5,000 items, marking the biggest round More...

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Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer

A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims the diver is a child abuser. Vernon Unsworth helped with the rescue of 12 Thai teenagers from a flooded cave More...

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Syria war: Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province to separate government forces from rebel fighters based there. Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would More...

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Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Around 50 girls are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a minister says. Not all girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

A number of Republicans have said the vote on US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, should be paused while allegations of sexual assault are properly heard. It comes after Christine More...

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide

Rescuers in the Philippines are digging through mud to retrieve bodies buried by a landslide that hit as Typhoon Mangkhut battered the country. At least 32 people in the mining town of Itogon, in Benguet province, More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as 'vicious crime' widens

Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across the country. Contaminated punnets have now been reported in six states More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Typhoon Mangkhut: South China hunkers down for deadly storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device South China is bearing the brunt of Typhoon Mangkhut, which is deluging areas with heavy rain and wind speeds of up to 100mph (162km/h). Millions of More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh 'sexual assault victim' speaks

The woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself, the Washington Post reports. Christine Blasey Ford alleges he More...