The 10 most important things in the world right now

The 2018 AFL Grand Final Parade on September 28, 2018 in Melbourne. Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday.

1. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford delivered emotional testimonies during an historic testimony on sexual assault. Ford alleged Kavanaugh was responsible for her attempted rape in 1982, throwing his candidacy into question.

2. A man accused of carrying out a nerve agent attack in the UK may be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer.Two men have been accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England earlier this year.

3. The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk over “false and misleading statements” about taking the company private. The SEC says Musk knew he had no such deal on the table and wants to bar him from being CEO of a public company.

4. An internal war appears to be raging at Google over its China search engine. Google scientist Jack Poulson quit the company last month over the so-called Project Dragonfly.

5. Canada’s parliament unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader of her honorary citizenship. Aung San Suu Kyi admitted that her handling of the Rohingya crisis could have been “better.”

6. The Netherlands foiled a major terror plot. Police arrested seven men over an alleged plot involving guns and explosives.

7. WikiLeaks names Icelandic investigative journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson as its new editor-in-chief.The group said the move was because founder Julian Assange has been held incommunicado in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

8. An Air Niugini plane crashed and landed in a lagoon in Micronesia.All of the passengers and crew survived, and it is unclear what caused the crash.

9. Israel claims it found Iran’s “secret atomic warehouse. Iran responded by saying that Israel was the only “regime in our region with a secret and undeclared nuclear weapons program.”

10. At least half of the world’s killer whale populations are doomed to extinction due to pollution. A new study found that banned poisonous chemicals called PCBs continue to leak into the oceans.

And finally …

Floating homes that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes will soon become a reality

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