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Philippines President Compares Himself To Hitler
- October 01, 2016

After incorrectly noting that Hitler murdered 3 million Jews (scholars estimate about 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust), Duterte made a connection to his own war on drugs. Senator Leahy, the longest serving Democrat Senator and former chair of the foreign relations committee, said he is "deeply concerned" by the extra-judicial killings and state-sanctioned violence in the Philippines and if they continue "there will need to be an appropriate response by the U.S. (more...)
Alicia Machado, Woman Trump Allegedly Called 'Miss Piggy,' Is Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado, Woman Trump Allegedly Called 'Miss Piggy,' Is Ex-Miss Universe
- October 01, 2016

It turns out 1996 Miss Universe victor Alicia Machado , cited by Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate as an example of Donald Trump's mistreatment of women, has a complicated past. "There are reports that Trump surrogates tonight have been referencing and pointing to on CNN and elsewhere about an incident in 1998 in Venezuela, where you were accused of driving a getaway vehicle from a murder scene". (more...)
France 'Launches Airstrikes' Against ISIS in Mosul France 'Launches Airstrikes' Against ISIS in Mosul
- October 01, 2016

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday he was sending about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an assault. Geddo further noted that the United Nations refugee agency had already begun building camps in preparation for a mass exodus from Mosul , but it faced constraints in erecting them in time and winning full funding for its plans. (more...)
Trump Time Capsule #118: John Warner, Arizona Republic Trump Time Capsule #118: John Warner, Arizona Republic
- September 30, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will score another high-powered Republican endorsement on Wednesday, according to a campaign aide: retired senator John Warner of Virginia, a popular GOP maverick with renowned military credentials. (more...)
Congress Looks to Narrow Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments Congress Looks to Narrow Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments
- September 30, 2016

And the revised law that passed this week over President Barack Obama's veto gives the Justice Department authority to put the case on hold and fails to eliminate sovereign immunity from protecting Saudi Arabia's assets. Bafana, however, said he doesn't think courts in Saudi Arabia or other Gulf Arab countries will seek a reciprocal lifting of sovereign immunity on USA government personnel because they've cooperated with Washington in sensitive counterterrorism operations and missions. (more...)
Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slants
- September 30, 2016

Native Americans have sued the team, contending that the name Redskins is offensive and disparaging, and the government office agreed its trademark status should be withdrawn. Constitution's First Amendment. President Obama's administration has urged the Supreme Court to overturn the circuit ruling and reinstate a law that "simply reflects Congress' judgment that the federal government should not The bar on disparaging marks "does not prevent respondent from promoting his band using any ... (more...)
Saudi Arms Deal Must Be Halted After Failed Senate Vote Saudi Arms Deal Must Be Halted After Failed Senate Vote
- September 30, 2016

The vote failed by a count of 71 to 27 . "This is clearly a moment where Congress is reconsidering the foundations of our relationship with Saudi Arabia ", said Sen. The U.S. would have to grapple with the possibility of other nations following suit with similar laws of their own. It sends an important message to Riyadh and the U.S. (more...)
Gabon court confirms incumbent as president
- September 29, 2016

European Union observers have said there was a "clear anomaly" in those results. Ping said he has no faith in the judicial body because of its ties to the Bongo family. Ping has warned the country could face serious instability if the court rejected his appeal for a recount. The Constitutional Court reviewed the vote and cancelled some results following allegations of fraud, but said the overall result stood. (more...)
Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town
- September 29, 2016

US officials said President Obama has not yet received the military's plan. "We train and equip for a chemical environment", the official said, adding it was a "moderate level of concern". He insisted that no foreign troops were taking part in any ground offensive against Daesh in Iraq . Iraqi forces, backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition, have gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat. (more...)
China probes North Korea bank suspected of nuclear link: South Korea report
- September 29, 2016

The study also suggests that the United States and the United Nations should drop their absolute demand for North Korean nuclear disarmament provided North Korea accepts a verifiable freeze on its current developments pending an eventual agreement for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Modi accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism Modi accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism
- September 29, 2016

Mayawati said the nation expects Prime Minister Modi's assurance that incidents like Uri will not be repeated. The "atrocities" in Kashmir intensified since the "extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri youth leader" Burhan Muzaffar Wani in July this year, it said of the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'
- September 29, 2016

Now, our second host of the new season is none other than the ten-dollar founding father, as Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his hosting debut. Variety said: "Miranda recently appeared on the cover of Variety's Gotham issue, and spoke about how his life has changed since the cultural and critical force of " Hamilton " launched him to fame". (more...)
Flight MH17 Was Shot Down By Missile Moved From Russia, Investigators Say Flight MH17 Was Shot Down By Missile Moved From Russia, Investigators Say
- September 29, 2016

But the investigation did not directly accuse Moscow of supplying the BUK missile and its transporter system. "So far, the JIT has identified approximately 100 people who can be linked to the downing of MH17 or the transport of the BUK-TELAR", the report said. (more...)
Donald Trump's 'Meeting On African-American Concerns' Was Missing One Important Thing
- September 28, 2016

His comments came despite the fact that African-Americans in the United States have faced dramatically worse circumstances throughout history - from slavery to Jim Crow laws. "I think it's resonating because you see what's happening with my poll numbers with African Americans", Trump said . Mrs Clinton, who did not immediately respond to Mr Trump's remarks on Thursday, has pushed for stricter gun controls to help rein in gun violence and called for national guidelines on the use of force by ... (more...)
Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
- September 28, 2016

He was wearing military clothing emblazoned with a swastika, had two guns and 2,600 rounds of ammunition, according to Houston police. He had 2,600 rounds of ammunition, a.45 semi-automatic handgun and a.45 semi-automatic Thompson carbine on him. (more...)
More Charlotte protesters face charges More Charlotte protesters face charges
- September 28, 2016

The incident sparked a week of sometimes violent protests and made North Carolina's largest city the latest flashpoint in the controversy over USA police killings of black men. "Tuesday was the boiling point, and it's getting hotter". Friends and family were planning to honor Keith Lamont Scott with a vigil Tuesday night in the parking lot at Village of College Downs where he was shot and killed. (more...)
Iraq mediating between Saudis and Iran to support oil prices
- September 28, 2016

Separately, officials from Saudi Arabia said that they did not expect several prominent oil producing countries to reach an agreement during the meeting. A deal in November is possible, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in a briefing in the Algerian capital. U.S. crude stockpiles probably rose by 3 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before an Energy Information Administration report Wednesday. (more...)
Justice Markandey Katju offends Biharis by offering them up to Pakistan Justice Markandey Katju offends Biharis by offering them up to Pakistan
- September 28, 2016

Addressing Pakistanis, the septuagenarian wrote on Facebook, "You have to take the whole package, or none at all". Writing in a Facebook post on Sunday, Katju said: "Pakistanis, let us end our dispute once and for all". After Congress leader KC Tyagi slammed Katju over his remark and sought that he should be booked for "sedition", Katju had a comeback on that as well and said, "I must be charged under Lunatics act and not sedition". (more...)
Police rescue missing teen after finding three bodies
- September 28, 2016

Police found the victims after they were summoned to the home by the couple's 6-year-old daughter. Officers found the bodies after a girl called the cops Saturday morning indicating her parents had died, police said. Katlynn is the biological daughter of Jennifer Yost and stepdaughter of Christopher Yost. Radus did not disclose a motive but said the killings were not random and that the victims knew their attackers. (more...)
Israel's Leviathan natgas partners sign export deal with Jordan Israel's Leviathan natgas partners sign export deal with Jordan
- September 27, 2016

The Arab Potash Company and the Jordan Bromine Company have also signed deals with Noble Energy in 2014 to import 2 billion cubic metres of natural gas from Israel. Avner Oil Exploration - LP, which has a 22.67 percent interest in the Leviathan site, increased 6.3 percent, the biggest gain since January 28. While Israel and Jordan signed a peace deal in 1994, relations are not always good, but as economic ties deepen, Israel hopes they will become firmer. (more...)
Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
- September 27, 2016

Authorities arrested Arcan Cetin , 20, Saturday night as he walked down the street near his residence in Oak Harbor, Washington. As Lt. Mike Hawley of the Island County Sheriff's Office cruised past, he spotted and approached Cetin. The news reported also quoted Mr Marty Baldwin, who said he allowed Cetin, who was homeless at the time , to move in with him and his wife. According to the charging documents, Cetin initially walked into the mall unarmed, through a Chuck E. (more...)
Six soldiers killed in clashes with militants in southeast Turkey Six soldiers killed in clashes with militants in southeast Turkey
- September 27, 2016

Turkish officials have reported a bomb attack on a train traveling in the southeast of the country, saying the locomotive driver was injured after the bomb was detonated on the railroad . The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and European Union - resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July previous year. Since then, over 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards have been killed and more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been ... (more...)
Leicester need better case for their defence against Porto
- September 27, 2016

Porto sell a lot of players every summer but they still have a lot of quality. They're more experienced in Europe. This will be the first time these two sides are meeting in the Uefa organized championship, but Porto , who are regulars in the tourney managed to play a 1-1 draw against visiting KĂžbenhavn in their first game, and Nairabet offers the game at a price of (3.30) to end in a draw. (more...)
Lea Michele Talks Her Naked Cover and More On The Ellen Show Lea Michele Talks Her Naked Cover and More On The Ellen Show
- September 27, 2016

At least, that's what Ellen Degeneres is hoping. Michele knocked John Stamos out of the running right off the bat, when posted up alongside Taylor Lautner. But hey, there is still hope for Jordan: "If Michael B. Jordan wants to call me he totally can". Then Calvin Harris popped up (are we seeing a pattern of Taylor Swift's ex's?), and Jordan lost his footing. (more...)
US military confirms mustard gas attack in Iraq
- September 27, 2016

Many U.S. forces already stay "there in the past several months in anticipation of the Mosul fight". Iraq has promised to recapture Mosul by year's end and USA top brass have hinted an operation could start next month, but the offensive to retake the militant bastion faces serious challenges. (more...)
Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes
- September 27, 2016

Followers of the Basque party EH Bildu during the regional elections at the Basque region in San Sebastian, Spain, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Two national elections in December 2015 and June this year did not give any party a clear mandate to rule the country. (more...)
UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics
- September 26, 2016

Rebel MPs at the conference in Liverpool acknowledged that Mr Corbyn's emphatic victory nearly certainly ruled out another challenge before the next general election. The day-long women's conference is usually the friendliest place at Labour party conference. Mr Smith, who quit as shadow work and pensions secretary to fight for the leadership, said he would "reflect carefully" on what role he could play in Labour's future. (more...)
Russian ruling party wins parliamentary elections with over 54% of votes Russian ruling party wins parliamentary elections with over 54% of votes
- September 26, 2016

No others cleared the 5-percent mark needed to win party-list seats. "We must and will develop our country's multi-party system and support civil society, including patriotically-inclined non-governmental organizations", Putin said, not naming any specific organizations he was referring to. (more...)
QB Cody Kessler 'working hard' to prepare for Sunday's start QB Cody Kessler 'working hard' to prepare for Sunday's start
- September 26, 2016

To make matters worse, rookie receiver Corey Coleman broke his hand this week in practice and will be out of action for at least 4-to-6 weeks. The Browns took over, with Kessler lining up at quarterback for the first offensive series, and on a crucial third-and-two, Kessler delivered a strike to - who else? QB Ryan Tannehill is Dolphins' leading rusher. (more...)
Clinton and Trump Remain Even Ahead of US Presidential Elections
- September 26, 2016

Mrs Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia and told to rest last Friday, but said she ignored "that very wise advice" and continued her campaign schedule. As we all know, she didn't take that advice, and became dizzy and dehydrated at a 9/11 memorial event on Sunday. Her campaign later acknowledged she had been diagnosed with pneumonia last week. (more...)
Man shot dead near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Man shot dead near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- September 26, 2016

One man, George Korchev, was pronounced dead just after 1 a.m.at Carle Foundation Hospital, according to police and the Champaign County Coroner. The argument moved outside, leading to a fight and shots fired. If you know anything, call Champaign Police or Crimestoppers. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois, is a public research-intensive university in the USA state of Illinois. (more...)
Bill in US Congress on Pakistan reflects concerns on terrorism
- September 25, 2016

Recent statement of Indian Prime Minister was yet another proof of Indian involvement in terrorism and terror financing in Pakistan aimed at destabilizing the country. "Peace between India and Pakistan can not be finally achieved without resolution to the Kashmir dispute". "We just heard a speech full of threat bluster and rising immaturity and complete disregard of facts", Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said at a press conference at the India's permanent mission here after ... (more...)
French president vows to shut down 'unacceptable' Calais camp
- September 25, 2016

Charities have been calling for the camp to be given official status to protect refugees and ensure basic standards. Another male worker had to be "persuaded not to return" owing to his behaviour with female migrants. "There is a serious point in here among all the moralistic bulls**t but I find it very off-putting". Former French President and election candidate Nicolas Sarkozy sparked debate last month after he said the Jungle should to be moved to Britain, calling on the British ... (more...)
International gathering again puts Syria no closer to peace
- September 25, 2016

There were no independent reports of deaths of civilians on the government-side since the cease-fire came into effect. Syria called Saturday's USA -led strikes on the outskirts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour a "dangerous and blatant aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and its army". (more...)
Dad charged with killing 4 kids, torturing wife
- September 24, 2016

He pleaded no contest to killing his first wife in 1991. Green was arrested when officers arrived. The kids' mother, Faith Green , was found bound and bleeding. The man called police at about 1:30 a.m. and told them he killed his family, according to WDIV in Detroit , which is about 15 miles from Dearborn Heights . (more...)