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World Constitutional Court to rule on private use of dagga
Author: 0 Constitutional Court to rule on private use of dagga

ConCourt decriminalize use and possession of dagga in private use by adult. "It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act", stated at the report. "Dealing in cannabis is a serious problem in this country and the prohibition of dealing in cannabis is a justifiable limitation of the right to privacy".

World Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads

At least 18 people were killed in the storm. "What we are the most concerned about is, we have five major rivers that surround us, and we only have one major road into Myrtle Beach, but all of our major roads are going to be affected by this flooding within the next three to seven days", she said.

World North Korean leader personally met President of South Korea at Pyongyang airport
Author: 0 North Korean leader personally met President of South Korea at Pyongyang airport

A welcoming mood prevailed in the North Korean capital, with thousands of citizens lining the streets holding pom-poms and flags as Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un passed by waving from the rear of an open-backed limousine. Moon is hoping to engineer a proposal that combines a concrete framework for the North's denuclearisation and a joint declaration ending the Korean War, Seoul officials said.

World Donald Trump defends US Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation
Author: 0 Donald Trump defends US Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation

Kavanaugh issued a statement Sunday denying the accusations, but after heated push back from both politicians and the public, Kavanaugh agreed to questioning by the Senate panel Monday. Initially the sexual misconduct allegation was conveyed in a private letter without revealing Dr Ford's name. Ms. Feinstein's office said staff were in contact through August and made clear that Ms.

World 3 killed in Mexico shooting
Author: 0 3 killed in Mexico shooting

Similar festivities planned for two cities in Guerrero and another in Guanajuato were canceled due to recent violence, local media said. Two of the five people killed were women, and four of the victims were aged between 22 and 46 years old, according to officials.

World Russian plane goes off radars amid Israeli airstrikes
Author: 0 Russian plane goes off radars amid Israeli airstrikes

The French also denied involvement in the disappearance. There is a search-and rescue mission underway. The war monitoring group said the target appeared to be an ammunition depot that in the compound of the state Institute for Technical Industries.

World Trump wants $275b in China tariffs despite talks
Author: 0 Trump wants $275b in China tariffs despite talks

Mr Trump may be running low on products he can target without significant backlash from major USA companies and consumers, two of the people said. Reportedly, the U.S. Earlier this year, the United States also started charging levies on the imports of steel and aluminium from the European Union , Mexico and Canada.

Author: 0 Russia says a military aircraft vanishes near Syria during Israeli, French strikes

Russian Federation has previously lost aircraft during its Syria campaign. The Technical Industry Institution on the outskirts of Latakia was reportedly targeted in the alleged Israeli attack. A source told Sputnik that there were drones and missiles involved. "The trace of the Il-20 on flight control radars disappeared during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syrian facilities in Latakia province", TASS news agency quoted the ministry as saying in the statement.

Author: 0 Trump orders public release of Russian Federation documents

In addition, Trump asked the department to publicly release about 20 pages of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application for the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page , all Federal Bureau of Investigation reports of interviews with Ohr and all Federal Bureau of Investigation reports of interviews connected to the FISA application for Carter Page .

Author: 0 Musk says Tesla now in 'delivery logistics hell'

Unsworth called Musk's efforts a " PR stunt " to which Musk responded that Unsworth was a " pedo man " - without any evidence to back up the serious claim. Although he later deleted the tweets and offered an apology to the diver, Mr Musk reignited the row earlier this month . But the lawyers say in the apology Mr Musk "significantly did not disavow or retract his accusations of paedophilia against Mr Unsworth".

World Brett Kavanaugh: 'This is a completely false allegation'
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh: 'This is a completely false allegation'

Flake went as far as to say he was "not comfortable" voting for Kavanaugh for the time being. The committee, chaired by Sen. "If the committee is to hear from Ms. Trump told reporters that "if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay" to vet the allegations against Kavanaugh, who is now a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

World Putin announces demilitarised zone in Syria
Author: 0 Putin announces demilitarised zone in Syria

Russian Federation and Turkey have agreed a "demilitarized zone" between militants and government troops in Syria's Idlib, President Vladimir Putin said after hours-long talks with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan focused on solving the crisis.

World Dems call for delay of Kavanaugh vote after accuser comes forward
Author: 0 Dems call for delay of Kavanaugh vote after accuser comes forward

If somebody can be brought down by accusations like this, then you, me, every man certainly should be anxious. Also Monday, six Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce their Freedom of Information Act request for documents on Kavanaugh's work in the White House during the George W.

World Expects Israeli criticism of parts of coming Mideast plan: envoy
Author: 0 Expects Israeli criticism of parts of coming Mideast plan: envoy

According to a senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official, closing down the mission is the latest U.S. move against the Palestinian people by President Donald Trump . Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said that the state he represents remains committed to peace and a negotiated settlement with Israel so long as these could be guaranteed by worldwide law.

World Storm forces road closures in North Carolina
Author: 0 Storm forces road closures in North Carolina

Soil remains saturated and water tables high in the northeast, which could result in flooding problems should Florence bring heavy rounds of rain to the area. The NHC described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rain on North and SC, as much as 40 inches (one meter) in some places.

World Accuser of USA high-court nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes public
Author: 0 Accuser of USA high-court nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes public

Ford had previously written a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein outlining the story, and said she made the hard decision to tell it publicly after it was widely misrepresented in the press. Any potential defection by a Republican on a committee where the Republicans hold a one-senator majority could be fatal to Kavanaugh's nomination. Collins and Murkowski have not said how they will vote.

World SANA: Syrian air defenses shoot down several Israeli missiles
Author: 0 SANA: Syrian air defenses shoot down several Israeli missiles

The alleged Israeli attack also reportedly targeted several weapons depots at the airport. Efforts were made to disguise the true objective of the buildings, the report said, with some of the warehouses labeled "United Nations" or "DHL", the global mail company, in an apparent effort to evade Israeli intelligence-gathering efforts.

Author: 0 Kavanaugh accuser reveals self to tell story

Ford kept silent about the attempted assault until 2012, when she revealed the story to a therapist during couples counseling with her husband. To believe that she is categorically lying about her encounter with Kavanaugh now requires you to believe that a university professor made up a story to her husband and a third party six years ago, just in case she ever needed to completely expose her life to a ravenous right-wing media in the midst of a confirmation hearing for a Supreme ...

World Sen. Grassley Scrambles To Hold Follow-Up Calls Before Kavanaugh Vote
Author: 0 Sen. Grassley Scrambles To Hold Follow-Up Calls Before Kavanaugh Vote

She said if anyone was going to tell her story, she wanted it to be her. She added she did not tell anyone about the attack until 2012 when she brought it up during couples counseling therapy with her husband. In a newly published interview, The Washington Post reported that he reached out to the outlet via a tip line in early July after it was apparent that Kavanaugh was on the short-list to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy .

World 'High intensity' rain expected with end of storm Helene
Author: 0 'High intensity' rain expected with end of storm Helene

As Storm Helene gets ready to batter the country, roads and public transport are expected to be impacted. On its current track, the storm will pass over or near the Azores late Saturday and Sunday and is likely to bring gusty winds and heavy rains.

Author: 0 Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick

Reacting to the story, on Sunday, Senator Feinstein said: "From the outset, I have believed these allegations were extremely serious and bear heavily on Judge Kavanaugh's character". In the interview, Ford said that the lasting trauma from the attack had "derailed me substantially for four or five years", and had caused anxiety for years after that.

World MA officials briefing on gas explosion latest
Author: 0 MA officials briefing on gas explosion latest

Crews have turned off almost 8,600 gas meters in the area. On Thursday, about 8,500 residents were forced to evacuate from their homes. A local fire chief described it as an "overwhelming event" that resembled "Armageddon". Jeff Hall, spokesman for the Red Cross, said Friday there were nearly 400 people shelters after the Thursday night explosions and fires. No one at PHMSA could immediately be reached for comment Friday on details of the MA explosions.

World Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut rips through southeast Asia
Author: 0 Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut rips through southeast Asia

Videos shared on social media showed Hong Kong apartments with flooded basements, flooded sports stadiums and reams of office paper flying out into the air through punctured high rise office windows. By 2 p.m., the typhoon, which was downgraded from a super typhoon to a severe typhoon, was centered about 62 miles south of Hong Kong and is expected to move westward toward mainland China.

World Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry
Author: 0 Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry

Mohammed, a 12 year-old friend also from Jabalia refugee camp, said he was with Abdel Aal when he was hit. Two Gaza rights groups said he died after being struck "with a solid object". Another Palestinian, 28-year-old Hashem Hassan, said he saw Abdel-Al being shot 70 meters from the fence: "He threw a few stones, which flew just a few yards".

World Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication
Author: 0 Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

Whether Moon succeeds, fails or falls somewhere in between, the third inter-Korean summit could help answer a persistent question: When Kim says he supports the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", what does he actually mean? The North was "willing to denuclearise", Moon said on Thursday, while the USA was willing to "end hostile relations" and provide security guarantees, "but there is a blockage as both sides are demanding each other to act first".

World Here's how large Hurricane Florence is compared to Kentucky
Author: 0 Here's how large Hurricane Florence is compared to Kentucky

Reports also suggest that hurricane Florence will cause power cuts and it may take weeks for authorities to restore everything back to normal. The storm's centre was about 145 miles (235 km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as of Thursday night.

World Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS
Author: 0 Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS

She says she tried to scream and Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. "I think it derailed me substantially for four or five years", Ford told the Post . A Democratic aide and another person familiar with the letter confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the allegation is sexual in nature. Following Ford's interview with the Post , the White House insisted that administration officials believe Kavanaugh's version of the story.