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Brett Kavanaugh's classmate says he lied about drinking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president has ordered a week-long FBI investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh A classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has accused him of lying under oath about his “heavy” drinking. Charles Ludington said that he was “deeply troubled” by the judge’s “blatant mischaracterisation”. Mr Kavanaugh […]

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Bolivia sea dispute: UN rules in Chile's favour

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Aymara priests performed a ritual to send their “energy” to the judges in The Hague The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Bolivia in its dispute with neighbouring Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean – a feud dating back to the late 19th Century. Landlocked Bolivia […]

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Contaminated bootleg alcohol kills at least 42 in Iran

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iranian police dispose of confiscated alcohol (file image) At least 42 people have died after drinking contaminated bootleg alcohol in Iran, a government spokesman said. Health ministry spokesman Iraj Harirchi said 16 people had gone blind and 170 had undergone dialysis after trying the tainted drink. In the […]

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Mistaken identity as Pakistan embarrassed by wallet theft

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption CCTV footage of the theft which has reportedly left the Kuwaiti delegation furious A senior Pakistani civil servant is under investigation after reportedly being filmed stealing a visiting Kuwaiti delegate’s wallet at an official function. However, photographs said to be of the suspect, Zarar Haider Khan, published in mainstream […]