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The inauguration on Saturday capped a controversial three-day state visit aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin after two years of tensions. Mr Erdogan's full state visit came just one-and-a-half-months after Turkey endured a currency crisis which saw the lira plunge some 40 per cent in a spat with the United States that highlighted the importance of Ankara's economic ties to Europe.
  • Boy, 13, hospitalized with 'traumatic injuries' after shark attack

    Boy, 13, hospitalized with 'traumatic injuries' after shark attack

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    Giles says the rescuers were an off-duty police officer, an off-duty and a third person who were also lobster diving. Encinitas is about 25 miles north of San Diego. "Once we get him on the kayak, we could really see what happened, and his whole clavicle is ripped open". A boy, 13, was diving for lobsters when he was attacked by a shark off the southern Californian coast.
  • Cotton Calls For Probe Of Feinstein, Saying She 'Betrayed' Blasey Ford

    Cotton Calls For Probe Of Feinstein, Saying She 'Betrayed' Blasey Ford

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    He called out Democrats and explained how people would have handled the leak if Republicans acted in the same fashion. "God, I hope you never get it", Graham scorned his liberal colleagues. Expected to endure, no matter the insincere platitudes from Republicans like committee Chair Chuck Grassley, who dimly understood that attacking the victim wouldn't help him.
  • Airline says passenger died in South Pacific plane crash

    Airline says passenger died in South Pacific plane crash

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    All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane's crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Two people have since been released from hospital, with the four remaining in stable condition and being transported to Guam for further treatment.
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    In recent weeks, Kim Jong-Un has said he would permanently dismantle North Korea's main nuclear complex, but only if the U.S. takes unspecified corresponding measures . "However, we do not see any corresponding response from the USA", he added. The minister also said sanctions against his government only deepen the mistrust.
  • Nearly 400 feared dead after quake and tsunami strike Indonesia

    Nearly 400 feared dead after quake and tsunami strike Indonesia

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    With communications knocked out, relief officials have not been able to get any information from Donggala regency, an area north of Palu that is closer to the epicenter of the 7.5 magnitude quake. There were widespread power blackouts. "We all panicked and ran out of the house" when the quake hit, said Anser Bachmid, a 39-year-old Palu resident.
  • Labour delegates vote in favour of making second Brexit referendum an option

    Labour delegates vote in favour of making second Brexit referendum an option

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    Party members will be asked to agree that "if we can not get a general election , Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote". But EU officials say that amounts to unacceptable "cherry-picking" of elements of membership in the bloc without accepting all the costs and responsibilities.
  • Jeff Flake: I Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

    Jeff Flake: I Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

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    Ford", said Kavanaugh, whose voice shook with anger during an opening statement that saw him repeatedly shed tears. "You have inspired and you have enlightened men in America to listen respectfully to women survivors - and men who have survived sexual attack - and that is a profound public service, regardless of what happens with this nomination", he said.
  • As pressure grows, Venezuela's Maduro addresses UN

    As pressure grows, Venezuela's Maduro addresses UN

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    During his speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump announced he was tightening pressure on Maduro's inner circle with sanctions against Venezuela's first lady, Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez.
  • Plane crash in Micronesia as Air Niugini flight overshoots runway

    Plane crash in Micronesia as Air Niugini flight overshoots runway

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    The Boeing 737-800 plane was attempting to land at Chuuk Airport on the remote island of Weno in Micronesia but ditched in a lagoon at about 9.30am local time (12.30am United Kingdom time). "The airline is making all efforts to ensure the safety and immediate needs of our passengers and crew". John Merelli, who works at the High Tide Hotel close to the airport, said he heard the plane coming in to land.
  • Kavanaugh says allegations are 'calculated' hit

    Kavanaugh says allegations are 'calculated' hit

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    A roll call presumably would follow next week by the full Senate, where Republicans hold a scant 51-49 majority. "I'm hear for civic duty to tell you what happened between me and Brett Kavanaugh in high school", Dr. Ford and Kavanaugh will appear separately before the 21-member Senate panel, comprised of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Since Ford has come forth with her accusations against Kavanaugh, two other women have bravely stood up and told their stories.
  • Kavanaugh Lawyer: Ford's Lawyers Have Not Turned Over 2012 Notes

    Kavanaugh Lawyer: Ford's Lawyers Have Not Turned Over 2012 Notes

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    Michael Avenatti said the Senate Judiciary Committee has expressed interest in interviewing his client Julie Swetnick , who has leveled a series of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . "I've never done any such thing, known about any such thing", Kavanaugh said, adding that he went to an all-boys Catholic high school and focused on academics and athletics.
  • Trump brings rare laughter to United Nations summit

    Trump brings rare laughter to United Nations summit

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    US President Donald Trump used a session on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction at the UN Security Council to defend his May 8 decision to abandon the nuclear pact under which Tehran limited its nuclear program in return for the easing of US, European and worldwide economic sanctions.
  • Kavanaugh Denies Sexual Misconduct Charges from 3rd Woman

    Kavanaugh Denies Sexual Misconduct Charges from 3rd Woman

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    One of Judge Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , is due to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. "Due process and the rule of law are key tenants to a civilized society", Hallquist said in a statement Wednesday, "and to see them cast aside by Senate Republicans in favor of partisanship is disturbing, particularly when this appointment process will have such serious implications for the future of our country".