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Timeline of political events leading up to Maldives election

next FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian opposition protestors shout slogans demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. Supporters of political parties that oppose the Maldives government have clashed with police on the streets of the capital after the country’s supreme court ordered the release of imprisoned politicians.(AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File) prev FILE- In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, center, arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives. The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File) MALE, Maldives –  The Maldives on Sunday holds its th...

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

next FILE- In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, center, arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives. The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File) prev FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, Maldives’ newly elected President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom recites the oath during his inauguration in Male, Maldives. Gayoom, the brother of the Maldives’ former authoritarian ruler, was sworn as the country’s new president on Sunday, a day after his runoff victory capped a messy election that raised concerns that the tiny archipelago nation’s new and fragile democracy was in jeopardy. (AP Photo/Sina...

Trump, in Las Vegas, on Kavanaugh confirmation vote: ‘I don’t think you can delay it any longer’

President Trump on Thursday night told Fox News he thinks Brett Kavanaugh is “an outstanding person” who deserves a vote on his Supreme Court nomination, adding: “I don’t think you can delay it any longer.” The remarks came during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity ahead of a “Make America Great Again” rally in Las Vegas, where Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is up for re-election. Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh forced himself onto her and covered her mouth in the 1980s, when Kavanaugh was 17 and she was 15. Ahead of the rally, Trump added that Ford should be given an opportunity to “have her say and let’s see how it all works out.” “But I don’t think you can delay it any longer. They’ve delayed it a week already,” T...

Boy with severe dairy allergy died after classmate put cheese down his shirt: report

The 13-year-old was severely allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy products, eggs and all nuts and eggs, was asthmatic and suffered from atopic eczema.  (SWNS) A popular boy with a severe allergy to dairy died after he was “chased with cheese and had it thrown down his T-shirt” at his school, an inquest heard. Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, suffered a serious allergic reaction in Greenford, West London, just before noon on June 28 last year. The 13-year-old was severely allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy products, eggs and all nuts and eggs, was asthmatic and suffered from atopic eczema. He went into anaphylactic shock around 11:30 a.m.  He was unconscious throughout the time paramedics battled to save his life, St. Pancras Coroners’ Court heard. FLORIDA COUPLE WEDS IN...

Russian bombers intercepted by British jets after ignoring air traffic control, UK says

Royal Air Force fighter jets intercepted Russian nuclear-capable bombers that buzzed the British coastline along the North Sea on Thursday.  (UK Defense Ministry) A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers buzzed the British coastline along the North Sea on Thursday while ignoring repeated radio calls, according to the U.K.’s ministry of defense. Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets on alert launched from a base in Scotland to intercept the bombers. “The Russian Blackjacks… were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation,” said a statement from the British military. “Russian bombers probing U.K. airspace is another reminder of the very serious military challenge that Russia poses us today,” said British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson. Flig...

Senate Dems urge FBI to probe threats against Ford; those against Kavanaugh and kin unmentioned

Senate Democrats on Thursday called for the FBI to investigate threats against Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago. But they pointedly did not request a similar probe of threats against Kavanaugh or his family. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and joined by all Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., calls for federal authorities to take “immediate action … to investigate potential federal crimes against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.” The Democrats, saying the threats involve laws against interstate threats of violence, as well as federal witness intimidation and obstruction laws, add in the letter that they “strongly believe that how ...

Partisan battle over the Kavanaugh allegation

Gutfeld on confirmation chaos Today, the burden is on the accused to prove one’s innocence, even with an event decades ago that’s unclear even to the accuser. This is a rush transcript from “The Five,” September 19, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Hi, I’m Greg Gutfeld with Dr. Nicole Saphier, Juan Williams, Jesse Watters, and a staple is her balance beam, Dana Perino — “The Five.” This week, politics wanders blindly onto a grim unknown planet where half the world is guilty: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SEN. MAZIE HIRONO, D-HAWAII: Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up and ste...

Entertainers who have joked about harming Trump

Many Hollywood stars have been vocal about their dislike for President Donald Trump. But a few of them have taken things too far by threatening to harm the president. 1. Johnny Depp  (Reuters) Johnny Depp compared himself to John Wilkes Booth and joked about assassinating President Trump during an event in Glastonbury June 22. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth’s assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. “I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” Depp said. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.” 2. Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin came under fire for posing with a bloodied mask that resembled President Trump. Griffin addressed the backlash that followe...

Iran allows Al Qaeda operation within its borders, says report

Iran continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East by allowing Al Qaeda to maintain a “facilitation base” within the Islamic Republic’s borders, according to the U.S State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism. The report, released this week, reinforces assessments published in years past that not only does Iran enable Al Qaeda to conduct global operations from within its borders, but also remains “unwilling to bring to justice senior Al Qaeda members residing in Iran and has refused to publicly identify the members in its custody.” Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei  (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader) On the surface, it would seem that Shia-dominant Iran would hardly have an incentive to partner with the Sunni-led Al Qaeda. But analysts are h...

Keith Ellison domestic violence accuser posts 2017 medical document identifying Democrat as abuser

The woman who accused U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., of domestic abuse released on Wednesday what appeared to be a medical document from 2017 detailing the abuse allegedly caused by the congressman. Karen Monahan, an ex-girlfriend of Ellison, published the document on social media just days after saying the Democratic Party “smeared” her and threatened to isolate her over her allegations against the deputy of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A doctor wrote in the medical document that Monahan “states that she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner with whom she is now separated. “She identifies the individual she was involved with as Congressman Ellison, and she is worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly,” the do...

Grassley sets Friday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to say if she will testify

Grassley sets decision deadline for Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has been told she must make up her mind about testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Friday; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is giving Christine Blasey Ford until Friday morning to say whether she will take lawmakers up on their offer to testify about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley, in a letter to Ford’s attorneys on Wednesday, set a 10 a.m. Friday deadline to respond to the invitation “if she intends to testify on Monday.” “You have stated repeatedly that Dr. Ford wants to tell her story,” Grassley wrote in ...

Body recovered from being submerged in over 1,000 feet of water in Lake Tahoe

Authorities recovered the body of Chaitanya Datla, 33, over 1,000 feet in the depths of Lake Tahoe on Monday.  (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office) Authorities recovered the body of a missing man on Monday after an “unprecedented” recovery that required a remote-operated vehicle to travel 1,000 feet underwater at  Lake Tahoe.  Chaitanya Datla, 33, was found in the lake’s depths by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s marine unit, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. “This search and recovery effort was unprecedented in Lake Tahoe due to the extreme depths and the technology needed to facilitate this type of recovery,” the release said.  The body of Chaitanya Datla, 33, was found in the depths of Lake Tahoe on Monday....