• Nun rape case: Pope strips Jalandhar bishop of his powers
Nun rape case: Pope strips Jalandhar bishop of his powers

Kottayam Superintendent of Police Hari Sankar said the bishop's questioning was likely to be over on Thursday. He also wrote to Pope Francis, the highest authority in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, expressing his desire to "temporarily step aside" from the responsibilities of the diocese, allowing him time to fight his case.

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  • S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use
S.Africa's top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

The court did rule that using marijuana in public is still illegal, as is selling or supplying it. The freedom of South African citizens took precedence over the concern of the various governmental agencies who opposed legalization. However, private use does have the go-ahead as of Tuesday 18 September. Now that the Constitutional Court has...

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  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

The Vietnamese president passed away from a "serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors" both in Vietnam and overseas, the official Vietnam News Agency said. His death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in a country where the communist state oversees nearly every facet of society - although the death of a sittin...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford statement on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearing
Christine Blasey Ford statement on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearing

Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. Republicans want to conclude the nomination process quickly. Trump, in fact, has regularly alluded to the idea that this whole thing is another made-up witch hunt, while occasionally peppering in a, "But we should ...

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  • Seven people shot in Syracuse, New York
Seven people shot in Syracuse, New York

Earlier Thursday in Maryland, three people were fatally shot and three more were wounded but expected to survive, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference. "This is a very tragic event ", Fowler said. When the shots rang out, the neighbors ran into the house to take cover. The website said that at least 10 shots had been fire...

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  • India cancels talks with Pakistan
India cancels talks with Pakistan

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar indicated that the meeting is taking place on Pakistan's request and the date for the meeting was being finalised by the permanent missions of the two countries in NY. The acceptance, however, faced a lot of flak as it comes a day after the killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan along the International Bor...

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  • Grassley's Office: Christine Blasey Ford’s Demands in Exchange for Testimony are Non-Starters
Grassley's Office: Christine Blasey Ford’s Demands in Exchange for Testimony are Non-Starters

Ford is willing to tell her story - but only if agreement can be reached on " terms that are fair and which ensure her safety ", the attorney said . Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.

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  • Cook's Endeavour may have been found in US
Cook's Endeavour may have been found in US

After a decadeslong search, a team from Rhode Island announced they had narrowed their search efforts down to a handful of archeological sites and will discuss further details of their fieldwork on Friday . The area off Goat Island has been searched for 25 years . After a spell delivering coal, the Admiralty bought it as a research vessel and i...

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  • Trump strengthens sanctions against Russian Federation imposed for aggression in Ukraine
Trump strengthens sanctions against Russian Federation imposed for aggression in Ukraine

The Russians named for CAATSA blacklisting have all been named previously under other U.S. sanctions regimes. The protest was in response to Washington's announcement that the Chinese defence ministry's Equipment Development Department (EDD) violated USA sanctions on Russian Federation by buying the jets and missile equipment.

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  • Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun pioneer, accused of sexually assaulting juvenile
Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun pioneer, accused of sexually assaulting juvenile

Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward.

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  • September 21: Brexit
September 21: Brexit "humiliation" for the PM

The prime minister's personal plea for the 27 heads of government to back her Chequers proposals was greeted with a resounding "no" at a summit in Salzburg , Austria . May has been urging her European counterparts to accept her controversial Chequers plan, which has divided the Conservative party and the United Kingdom in general after it was t...

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  • Three babies among five stabbed at NY childcare center
Three babies among five stabbed at NY childcare center

According to police, the woman stabbed three infants - two girls and one boy. Victims at the home, in Flushing, Queens, were discovered around 3:30 a.m. Police say she had slashed her left wrist and is in custody at a hospital. One of the girls was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Crews removed four other children from the home for o...

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  • 23-year-old man arrested in stabbing death of DC jogger
23-year-old man arrested in stabbing death of DC jogger

Family say she was excited to be planning her wedding to the DC bank executive. Wendy Karina Martinez is seen here in this undated digitally altered image. "I would like to keep running". It wasn't far from here where Wendy was running Tuesday night. So, as soon as she had the engagement ring, she let me know.

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  • Bobi Wine arrested on arrival in Uganda from USA, police deny claim
Bobi Wine arrested on arrival in Uganda from USA, police deny claim

As soon as he landed, security forces promptly chauffeured him away. To ensure their directeives were heeded to, the Police and army deployed in and around Kampala and Entebbe, including parts of Kasangati, Kamwokya and at his home in Magere.

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  • European Union leaders react to May's Brexit deal
European Union leaders react to May's Brexit deal

Mr Grayling told the BBC he was still confident a deal could be done. Carmakers are anxious that port and motorway holdups could slow the movement of components and finished models, crippling output and adding costs, if Britain fails to reach agreement with the European Union over its departure from the bloc on March 29.

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  • 'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser
'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser

The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , his accuser, to testify before the committee on Monday. The mostly female demonstrators wore pins reading: "I believe Christine Blasey Ford ". Ford requested to remain anonymous when she sent the letter , and Feinstein did nothing with the accusations. Cr...

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  • 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center
3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

He said seven people were wounded altogether. 'Be good and take care of daddy and the pets should something happen.' She later heard that her mother had escaped unscathed. "We do not at this time have a motive for this senseless crime...there were people shot inside and outside the business", Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler of the Harford County Sheriff'...

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  • Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes
Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes

The ferry was traveling between Ukara and Bugolora and capsized near the area of Mwanza, the agency said. MV Nyerere capsizes in Lake Victoria on September 20, 2018. " We pray to God to give us hope that there has not been a high death toll ". The accident happened between two islands in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which stra...

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  • Fire tornado sucks hose into the air
Fire tornado sucks hose into the air

Firefighter Mary Schidlowsky shot and posted the video of the August 18 fire tornado which unfolded southwest of Vanderhoof, B.C., near Chutanli Lake, and reached nearly 200 feet (60 metres) in height. The updrafts of air catch fire and the swirl sucks in ash and debris. She says the crew had been working seven days in a row for 16 hours at a tim...

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  • Viral video of Venezuelan president with Turkish celebrity chef sparks outrage
Viral video of Venezuelan president with Turkish celebrity chef sparks outrage

In one video, Mr Maduro can be heard saying to his wife, Cilia Flores, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment", as the chef, wearing his trademark sunglasses, slices lamb chops and sirloin steak while thrusting his hips. "It is disgusting to see the dictator Nicolas Maduro eating in this video while in Venezuela people are dying of hunger and...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation chances just took a hit
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation chances just took a hit

The Senate Judiciary Committee has yet to see it. She mused aloud that Ford just wanted attention "because the #MeToo movement is so popular", but quickly added that the sort of assault Ford alleged happened "is an important issue". As members of the Senate determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should serve as a Supreme Court ...

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  • France's Marine Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests Over Graphic Tweets
France's Marine Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests Over Graphic Tweets

The politician, who was runner-up to Emmanuel Macron in last year's French presidential election, posted images of the body of murdered United States journalist James Foley in December 2015. Le Pen and her party have been the subject of a number of investigations, including over the misuse of European Union funds. "A court orders a psychiat...

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  • Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian, Moscow says
Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian, Moscow says

The aircraft company Malaysia Airlines connecting Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern separatist pro-Russian Ukraine on July 17, 2014 and all 298 people present on board, a lot of them Dutch, were killed. The Joint Investigation Team headed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice, had indicated the plane may have been downed by pro-Ru...

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  • Girl (12) critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island
Girl (12) critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island

EARLIER: A CHILD has been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays in the same location a shark attacked a woman yesterday afternoon. She was airlifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the same Whitsundays area in northeastern Australia , first responders said.

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  • Moon returns home after North Korea trip
Moon returns home after North Korea trip

The leaders of North and South Korea have wrapped up their third summit this year with a vow to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. "On the basis of these important commitments, the United States is prepared to engage immediately in negotiations to transform U.S.

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