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Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate - Dotemirates
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Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

WASHINGTON: The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday, setting up a dramatic showdown next week.Christine Blasey Ford’s decision followed days of negotiations and came after Trump turned against her and said her accusation could not be true.Ford “accepts the committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” said a message from her lawyers to the Senate Judiciary Committee, US media reported.Hours later, multiple outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast reported the hearing would...


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Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Willa, a fierce Category 3 storm, closed in on Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday with 120 mph winds, prompting more than 4,000 evacuations in coastal towns. The storm is expected to make landfall Tuesday evening near Mazatlan, a popular tourist destination. Forecasters warn the storm will bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall to parts of western Mexico.The storm battered the Islas Marias, a group of Mexican islands about 60 miles off the mainland that include a nature preserve and a federal prison. Federal authorities gave no immediate details on any damage to the prison or what steps were taken...
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Erdogan: KSA took ‘important step’ in revealing Khashoggi’s killing, but more answers needed

DUBAI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech to parliament on Tuesday regarding the Turkish account of the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that he does not doubt King Salman’s sincerity in the matter.Erdogan said that the Turkish authorities couldn’t initially go into the Saudi consulate due to diplomatic immunity, and suggested that Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated and planned.The Turkish president expressed desire to conduct a joint investigation with the Saudis, adding that they will continue trying to find facts.Erdogan said that the Saudi authorities took an important step in revealing the crime happened, and that now...
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Egypt arrests author, publisher over book on economy

CAIRO: Egypt has arrested an economist and his publisher over a book that challenged President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s economic policies, a lawyer said Tuesday, the latest in a wave of detentions in recent years targeting all forms of dissent.Prize-winning economist Abdel-Khaleq Farouq and his publisher, Ibrahim el-Khateib, were detained Sunday. Mohammed Abdel-Aziz, a lawyer for the author, said the two are accused of spreading “fake news,” which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.The book — entitled “Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?” — was posted online by activists. Authorities seized 185 copies of an initial 200-copy run, which...

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Trump Says Jamal Khashoggi Killing "One Of Worst Cover-Ups" In History

Washington: US President Donald Trump charged Tuesday that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul had given rise to "one of the worst cover-ups" in history."They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups," Trump declared in the Oval Office.
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Trump and Putin plan Paris meeting

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris next month, amid a continuing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty.The pair will meet at World War One centenary commemorations, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said.He was in Moscow to convey US plans to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.Russia denies US claims it has breached the treaty and warns that withdrawal is a "dangerous step".When did Trump and Putin last meet?In Helsinki, Finland, this July. It was most notable for Mr Trump appearing to cast doubt on his own administration's...
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Six children dead in virus outbreak at US health centre

A viral outbreak at a New Jersey long-term medical care centre has killed six children and left a dozen more infected.State officials confirmed a total of 18 cases of adenovirus among paediatric patients at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday.Adenoviruses typically cause "mild illness" but the children affected are "medically fragile", officials say.The state investigation is ongoing. The centre is now closed to new patients.The children involved have "severely compromised immune systems" rendering them more susceptible to the virus, the health department said. "The combination of a worse strain of adenovirus together with a fragile population has...