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Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee - Dotemirates

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

Washington: A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalised, her lawyers said on Saturday.U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had set a Saturday afternoon deadline for Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party 36 years ago, to decide whether and how she will testify."Dr. Ford accepts the committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week," Debra...


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Massive landslide sweeps away cars in viral video

A terrifying video, captured by CCTV in Wuping, in east China's Fujian province, shows the moment a giant landslide hits a road and sweeps away parked cars. In the video, the landslide is seen wiping out parked cars and covering the road in dirt and trees.  As many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, reported UNTV. Click/tap here to subscribe to Khaleej Times news alerts on WhatsApp. Make sure you save the phone number under Contacts on your phone for uninterrupted...
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Duterte renews offer to Communist rebels who surrender

Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his offer to members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who want to return to the fold of the law, saying his government is ready to provide them with shelter, job and livelihood if they lay down their weapons.Speaking before the recipients of certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in Soccsksargen (Region XII), the president said his dialogue with the communist insurgents was about to end whether they agreed with the government or not.The communists’ fighting capability has diminished and they no longer have the guns and ammunition as well as food to defeat the...
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Pastor convicted of sex charges to be sentenced

A former minister in Ohio found guilty of child sex trafficking after a woman told jurors he groomed her for sex when she was 14 and encouraged her to have sex with two other pastors is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. A federal jury in March found 40-year-old Anthony Haynes guilty of multiple charges including sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation. He had denied having sex with the girl and said she tried to manipulate him, telling jurors, "I'm not a pervert." Haynes could be sentenced Monday to up to life in prison. Prosecutors say Haynes paid the...

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Virginia college wants wizardry school's $70K debt to vanish

The College of William & Mary says the masters of a wizardry school need to make a $70,000 debt disappear. The Virginian-Pilot reports the college says Learn Larp, LLC hasn't fully paid its $110,000 bill for hosting an adult role-playing event known as "New World Magischola." A $695 ticket for the four-weekend camp in 2017 included meals, housing and witch or wizard robes. Campers also competed for a house trophy, similar to that in the Harry Potter novel and film series. The organization says the event was first held at the college in Williamsburg, Virginia. It has since been hosted...

22-yr-old Pakistani blogger, journalist known for criticising Army hacked to death

Islamabad: A 22-year-old Pakistani blogger and journalist known for criticising the country's military and the spy agency ISI was killed by a man in Islamabad, the police said on Monday. Muhammad Bilal Khan, having over 16,000 followers on Twitter, 48,000 on his YouTube channel and 22,000 on Facebook, was with a friend on Sunday night when he received a phone called to go from the Bara Kahu area in Islamabad to G-9, where a man took him into the forest, Dawn news quoted the police as saying. The suspect used a dagger to kill him, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar...
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50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

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