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Key quotes from Supreme Court pick at fraught hearing

Washington - US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday angrily denied sexual assault accusations made against him by university professor Christine Blasey Ford, calling the process to appoint him to the high court a "national disgrace.

March 20, 1995: The sarin attack that turned Tokyo into a 'warzone'

Apo - On a sunny Tokyo morning in March 1995, passengers crammed onto the world's busiest subway for their normal uncomfortable rush-hour commute, unaware that a few minutes later their home city would resemble a warzone.

War wounds: the endless agony of Afghan civilians

Kabul - "If committing suicide was not a sin I would have already killed myself," says Mohammad Alem. For 20 months, the Afghan father has been largely bedridden, paralysed in a suicide attack in Kabul.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Judge OKs early testimony by scared witnesses in Durst case

Los Angeles - A judge has agreed to allow two witnesses to be questioned ahead of the murder trial of Robert Durst, accepting prosecutors' claims that the pair fear the real estate tycoon might have them killed.

Berlin carnage witnesses recount horror, lucky escapes

Berlin - A sudden bang -- and then everything went dark.Survivors of the carnage caused when a lorry ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market recount the fear and horror they felt when festive revelry turned to death and destruction in a matter of seconds.

ICC apologises for Gbagbo witness blunder

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court Monday apologised for an embarrassing blunder during the trial of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo which led to the unmasking of several protected witnesses, and ordered a formal inquiry.

Man distracted by electronic device walks off a cliff and dies

San Diego - The man who was distracted by the electronic device he was holding and fell 60 feet to his death at San Diego's Sunset Cliffs has been identified, lifeguards say. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on Christmas day.

Forty terrifying minutes on the 15:17 from Amsterdam

Paris - He watches one last YouTube video of an Islamist preacher, then alone in the bathroom of a high-speed train he removes his shirt and grabs his assault rifle.

Horror as masked man opens fire in Mali nightclub

Bamako - The music played and the dance floor was filling on another night of partying at Bamako's popular La Terrasse, when the slaughter began.

Sandy Hook DA cites 'potential suspects,' fears witness safety

Connecticut State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky has argued that unsealing warrants in the Sandy Hook case might "seriously jeopardize" the investigation by disclosing information known only to other "potential suspects."

Iowa Air Show fatal crash caught on tape: Video

Davenport - As air show fans looked on in horror, a Soviet Cold War era plane crashed and burned in Iowa, killing the pilot. The whole thing was captured on video, including the emotional reaction of the crowd as they witnessed the tragedy.

Facebook leads to new trial for two brothers serving life terms

Detroit - Two Detroit brothers who have served 25 years of a life sentence for a murder they say they didn't commit, will get a new trial, all because of a post on Facebook.

American soldier witnesses birth of baby on Skype

Charleston - Capt Paul Santana and his wife Lindsey didn't let 6000 miles deter them from sharing in the birth of their child. With the help of the staff at a WV hospital and Skype Paul was able to watch the birth while stationed in Iraq with the Army National Guard.

Toronto Police requesting community tips, rumours Special

Toronto - What happens when a drug den is operating in your neighbourhood? The rumour mill may be going strong but where are the police? The police aren't often hanging out on the street so they may be completely unaware of the problem.

PH Justice Secretary to get orders on HK hostage probe this week

Manila - Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima announced on Monday that she is awaiting a response from President Benigno Aquino III within the week in relation to Hong Kong's public inquest on the Manila hostage crisis.

Ex-soldiers talk about leaked 'Collateral Murder' video

Three former soldiers who were personally involved in a Baghdad shooting that was released on video are speaking out. They say their actions were nothing out of the ordinary and instead just normal rules of engagement: Shoot everything that moves.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault in Leith

Edinburgh - Lothian and Borders police appeal for witnesses as a woman is victim of a serious sexual assault in Leith's Balfour Street.

Silent witnesses can hold key to putting criminals behind bars Special

Solving crimes is the name of the game for police, but law enforcement officers need help to do that. That help is often not the victims and witnesses who are to afraid to speak up.

Witnesses Tackle Motorist Who Killed Cop

The driver of a 1992 Chevy Camaro tried to run away after he hit and dragged along the road an off-duty Flint cop, but witnesses at the scene tackled him and kept him in place until police showed up.

Op/Ed Jehovah's Witnesses At The Door

That will ruin your day...

Murder witnesses stay silent

About 40 or 50 people attended the birthday party where someone was shot and killed and no one is speaking up and saying what they seen or know.

Disorder in the Courts

How 'bout starting off today with a laugh?
 

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