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Aung San Suu Kyi should condemn the atrocities against the Rohingyas Aung San Suu Kyi should condemn the atrocities against the Rohingyas
- September 12, 2017

The UNHCR's Duniya Aslam Khan said most who had made it across the border are in a poor condition. "The numbers are so alarming - it really means that we have to step up our response and that the situation in Myanmar has to be addressed urgently". (more...)
US Calls for UN Security Council Vote on North Korea on Monday US Calls for UN Security Council Vote on North Korea on Monday
- September 11, 2017

Moscow, Mr. Putin is signalling, would prefer to live with a new nuclear-armed neighbour than watch chaos erupt in the small, distant corner where Russian Federation shares a border with North Korea. Abe will meet Putin on Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to share Japan's grave concerns over North Korea's provocative acts as the two leaders met on September 7. (more...)
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
- September 10, 2017

A Tropical Storm Warning is also in effect from Rio Panuco to Puerto Veracruz . As of early Saturday morning, Katia was about 185 km west northwest of the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz , the NHC said. The death toll from Thursday's massive quake off the coast of southern Mexico rose to 61 Saturday as emergency responders scrambled to clear debris, restore power and provide housing for thousands of displaced people in one of the country's poorest and most remote regions. (more...)
South Korea expects ICBM test by North Korea South Korea expects ICBM test by North Korea
- September 09, 2017

Mr Putin said he believes US President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. In late August, the Pentagon posted another proposal for contractors to build walls around four USA bases in South Korea to protect them from a potential attack. (more...)
South Korea Will Develop 'Frankenmissiles' To Build Up Defences South Korea Will Develop 'Frankenmissiles' To Build Up Defences
- September 09, 2017

North Korea has recently sped up its weapons development program, drawing strong condemnation from the worldwide community and a demand for the United Nations to toughen sanctions against the hermetic country. Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973. North Korea's Sunday test was its most powerful to date and widely condemned by the global community, with the Mexican government saying on Thursday that it declared the country's ambassador, Kim Hyong-gil, persona non ... (more...)
SpaceX launches secret United States military space plane ahead of Irma SpaceX launches secret United States military space plane ahead of Irma
- September 08, 2017

If the classified mission of SpaceX and US Air Force turns out successful, the company will become the first private firm to launch a highly classified mission for US Air Force . It is the fifth flight for one of these crewless mini-shuttles, known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle . The X-37B, built by Boeing , is an uncrewed vehicle, but resembles the Space Shuttle on a smaller scale. (more...)
Trump Sides With Democrats In Deal On Storm Relief And Fiscal Deadlines Trump Sides With Democrats In Deal On Storm Relief And Fiscal Deadlines
- September 07, 2017

Knowing the urgency needed and the difficulty of voting against disaster relief, Republican leadership plans to attach an increase to the debt ceiling when the bill arrives in the Senate, putting conservatives who oppose lifting the borrowing limit without budgetary reforms and guarantees of reduced government spending in a hard place: Vote against disaster relief or turn their back on principled opposition to increased government spending. (more...)
Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement
- September 07, 2017

Four more rocket launchers will be installed this week at the USA missile defence base in South Korea, the Ministry of National Defence said today. Many residents have expressed concerns that THAAD - which is created to shoot down short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles - will cause environmental and health problems for locals, due to its emission of electromagnetic waves. (more...)
North Korea may have conducted sixth nuclear test North Korea may have conducted sixth nuclear test
- September 06, 2017

This action followed threats of an attack on the waters near the USA island territory of Guam which prompted a strong reaction from President Trump. His comments come after meeting with President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and other top national security advisors. (more...)
Wyoming punter Tim Zaleski completely whiffs punt vs Wyoming punter Tim Zaleski completely whiffs punt vs
- September 04, 2017

He probably took some of the pressure off the rest of his team, most notably potential first round quarterback Josh Allen , because the whole team was underwhelming in their 24-3 loss. "They were playing the flat route, kind of our quick game, pretty well". Josey Jewell added 2 sacks. The "blue chip" Epenesa showed why he was one of the most decorated high school players to come to the Hawkeyes in the Kirk Ferentz era. (more...)
Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged conspiracy Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged conspiracy
- September 04, 2017

Hun Sen, 65, is determined to extend his three-decade rule and dismantle the burgeoning popularity of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who have gained from public anger over inequality and corruption. Mr. Kem Sokha's arrest was quickly condemned by opposition leaders and worldwide human rights activists. Kem Sokha made no immediate comment and it was not clear if he had been charged or had legal representation at this stage. (more...)
Trump's aide, longtime bodyguard plans to leave White House Trump's aide, longtime bodyguard plans to leave White House
- September 03, 2017

More importantly, it shows that Donald Trump is the kind of guy who does not care what people who are smarter than him have to say. Though Kelly seems to have settled down the White House in part, the newspaper also noted that he still has to consider Trump's disdain for being managed. (more...)
Union ministers quit ahead of Cabinet reshuffle Union ministers quit ahead of Cabinet reshuffle
- September 02, 2017

Republic TV has reported that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis may get a Cabinet berth and sources said that he has agreed to the proposal. He later became the chief minister of the state. Agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh is also expected to go, because of the Madhya Pradesh farmer protests. (more...)
Demonitisation, pre-GST destocking reasons for drop in Q1 GDP Demonitisation, pre-GST destocking reasons for drop in Q1 GDP
- September 02, 2017

Anant pointed out that the gross value added (GVA) in April-June quarter (5.6 per cent) was much less than in the same period previous year (7.6 per cent). Meanwhile on the production side, the manufacturing sector saw its weakest growth in nearly two years. "Its performance has been poor, though the sales growth is good", he said. (more...)
Peterborough gas prices set to skyrocket this weekend Peterborough gas prices set to skyrocket this weekend
- September 02, 2017

Fourteen oil refineries, representing around 30 per cent of all oil-refining capacity in the USA, have been closed because of the flood water that has devastated Houston and dozens of other towns along the Gulf of Mexico coastline, said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com. (more...)
United States tells Russian Federation to close its San Francisco consulate, annexes United States tells Russian Federation to close its San Francisco consulate, annexes
- September 01, 2017

The RBK news site cited sources saying that at least 600 are Russian. As the State Department scrambled to comply with the order, it suspended visa issuance throughout the USA mission to Russian Federation until September 1, the deadline given to complete the staff reductions. (more...)
Rohingyas die as boat capsizes in Naf river Rohingyas die as boat capsizes in Naf river
- September 01, 2017

The corpses of 12 children and eight adults were pulled early Thursday from the Naf River, Ariful Islam, commanding officer of the Bangladesh Border Guard in Teknaf, told CNN. "And it seems to be spreading from south to north". That prompted a months-long security crackdown by Myanmar's army which left scores dead and forced 87,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. (more...)
House Dems urge Trump to reconsider military transgender ban House Dems urge Trump to reconsider military transgender ban
- August 31, 2017

The White House had said that transgender people would be allowed to continue serving until Mattis had completed such an analysis. He said he would advise the president after the panel reports it recommendations, and "in the interim, current policy with respect to now serving members will remain in place". (more...)
EU's Barnier tells United Kingdom again to clarify Brexit positions EU's Barnier tells United Kingdom again to clarify Brexit positions
- August 31, 2017

Mr Juncker yesterday said official papers setting out the Government's positions were not satisfactory and it was " crystal clear " that an "enormous amount" of issues needed to be settled before talks on a future trade deal could begin. (more...)
USA airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants USA airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants
- August 31, 2017

The U.S. -led coalition says it has struck an Islamic State convoy coming from militant-held territory in Syria to meet IS evacuees being transferred there under a controversial deal brokered by Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Several critics have responded to the official's tweets, noting that US-backed Syrian fighters gave IS terrorists a safe passage out of the city of Manbij previous year. (more...)
Shame on RBI over demonetisation decision, says Chidambaram Shame on RBI over demonetisation decision, says Chidambaram
- August 31, 2017

The Centre on Nov 8 banned Rs. 1000 and old Rs. 500 currency notes. In its annual report , RBI said that the number of returned notes does not include the money collected by district central cooperative banks and from the notes deposited by citizens and financial institutions in Nepal, which are likely to be accepted. (more...)
Monsoon rains bring Mumbai to a standstill Monsoon rains bring Mumbai to a standstill
- August 31, 2017

The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert. He also claimed that as many 30,000 employees of the BMC were present on the streets to help in tackling the situation. Suburban railway services were also delayed in the morning and trains were running up to 20 minutes behind schedule, stranding daily office commuters especially on the Harbour and Central line. (more...)
Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees: Merkel Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees: Merkel
- August 30, 2017

With less than a month until the German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her Open Borders Policy for illegal migrants on German television over the weekend. Mrs Merkel also attacked European Union countries that refused to accept migrants as part of a redistribution plan, explaining that such behaviour is "not on". (more...)
Houston police officer drowns in Harvey flooding
- August 30, 2017

The report said crews were recovering the officer's body. Words can not adequately express the sense of loss the Perez family and their extended Houston Police family are experiencing. The 60-year-old officer's wife had asked him not to go to work, but Acevedo said he went anyway. The 34-year department veteran's body was recovered from his auto early Tuesday morning. (more...)
USA broadcaster CBS agrees to buy Network Ten USA broadcaster CBS agrees to buy Network Ten
- August 29, 2017

USA television network CBS has agreed to purchase Australian tv station Channel 10 today, with the deal set to also allow the company to bring their own Streaming Video on Demand service All Access, to Australia . New York-listed CBS is America's most-watched network, worth $35.3 billion. It will also be able to launch its subscription video-on-demand service, CBS All Access , through Ten's infrastructure. (more...)
Colorado Task Force 1 Deploys Crews To Texas Amid 'Unprecedented' Flooding Colorado Task Force 1 Deploys Crews To Texas Amid 'Unprecedented' Flooding
- August 28, 2017

Another member of the Connecticut Red Cross team, Stefanie Arcangelo said recovery efforts have been nonstop but their number one priority has been safety and providing shelter. Austin has a series of facilities ready to shelter evacuees as well as volunteers on standby to staff them. Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but its raining and flooding could continue to pound the region for another four to five days. (more...)
White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris
- August 28, 2017

An arrest has finally been made in the brutal attack of Deandre Harris that occurred during the Unite The Right racist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "Our decision to release the video of this significant event is consistent with our regular calls for law enforcement to release body-camera video that depicts any incident of public concern", a Saturday statement from the ACLU of Virginia said. (more...)
Iraqi forces take citadel, clear 5 more districts in Tal Afar Iraqi forces take citadel, clear 5 more districts in Tal Afar
- August 27, 2017

Tal Afar sits on a strategic route between IS-controlled territories in Syria and Mosul, 70 kilometres further east. Officials have said the capture of the city would make it even more hard for the jihadists to transport fighters and weapons between Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Venezuela oil minister, PDVSA head to switch roles, Maduro says Venezuela oil minister, PDVSA head to switch roles, Maduro says
- August 26, 2017

The United States has imposed new sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials in recent months, including Maduro, over the government's plan to rewrite the country's constitution through a National Constituent Assembly. "It will bolster his discourse that Venezuela is the target of an economic war", said Smilde. Departing on August 9, the first of a monthly shipment holding 60,000 tons of wheat will make its way to the Bolivarian nation, honoring an agreement made between the Russian and ... (more...)
Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault
- August 26, 2017

One man has been arrested, with the two officers injuries to their arms, Met Police said. One eyewitness, Nicole Kyle, was walking home when she saw police head towards Buckingham Palace. Reports on social media claimed he was armed with a sword or machete when he attacked the cops in front of terrified tourists. They have not been taken to hospital. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 67 TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 67
- August 25, 2017

Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Saturday: Mostly sunny - high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 53. Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
Russian ambassador to Sudan latest in string of Kremlin diplomat deaths Russian ambassador to Sudan latest in string of Kremlin diplomat deaths
- August 25, 2017

The Russian Foreign Ministry has verified the news. Embassy staff said he showed signs of a heart attack, and that they called an ambulance but doctors were unable to save him. "As soon as we get detailed information from our embassy's staff in Khartoum , we'll release a report on the circumstances of death of our colleague". (more...)
Mexico Travel Warning Updated; Cancun, Los Cabos Included Mexico Travel Warning Updated; Cancun, Los Cabos Included
- August 24, 2017

Quintana Roo's Tourism Ministry was quick to respond to the advisory, issuing a statement to say travelers to the state are "safe and protected" and the government will keep collaborating with federal and USA officials on security. In Baja California Sur , which includes Los Cabos , the homicide rate has been on the rise since previous year. According to the Baja California State Secretariat for Public Security, the state of Baja California experienced an increase in homicide rates ... (more...)
North Korea envoy: United States pressure feeds our nuclear program North Korea envoy: United States pressure feeds our nuclear program
- August 23, 2017

In the video published by the Uriminzokkiri outlet, the Trump administration is warned to "keep its eyes and ears open from now on". Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also get a cameo appearance, with their faces surrounded by fire. (more...)
Severe storms possible late Tuesday night Severe storms possible late Tuesday night
- August 23, 2017

The main threat with these storms is damaging wind gusts more than 50 miles per hour. Strong to severe storms are expected Tuesday across most of the Tri-State, moving into the area in the early afternoon. Thunderstorms and rain are expected through 9 p.m. Thunderstorms will continue through the afternoon and into the evening. Those headed to Little League World Series games in Williamsport can expect thunderstorms and delays, AccuWeather reports. (more...)