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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation apologises for offensive Quran leaflet North Atlantic Treaty Organisation apologises for offensive Quran leaflet
- September 06, 2017

In a statement early on Wednesday, before the leaflet drop became widely known, the USA military said the incident had been a mistake. A senior USA commander in Afghanistan apologised on Wednesday for a "highly offensive" propaganda leaflet which contained a passage from the Quran used in the Taliban militants' banner superimposed on to the image of a dog. (more...)
SC governor declares state of emergency over Hurricane Irma SC governor declares state of emergency over Hurricane Irma
- September 06, 2017

The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is now a category five hurricane. In an executive order, McMaster said the state of emergency will stay in effect "until rescinded or otherwise amended". (more...)
Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation In Florida Keys Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation In Florida Keys
- September 06, 2017

The central air pressure within the storm continues to drop indicating a strengthening system with sustained winds of 185mph and gusts at 200mph. The video shows multiple screens monitoring data but one look at the turbulence outside gives an insight into the intensity of the hurricane . (more...)
Mom outraged, says she was asked to leave restaurant over pregnant belly Mom outraged, says she was asked to leave restaurant over pregnant belly
- September 06, 2017

Charisha Gobin told KIRO she was wearing a maxi skirt and crop top when she wasn't allowed at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville, Wash. It turns out that her pregnant belly was showing, and they didn't approve of it. "I said, 'Are you being serious with me right now?'" Another said the restaurant had "no reason to apologize". 'I was pregnant and lived in a region where it was 120 on the every day. (more...)
Goals for Morata, Willian, Abraham and Palmer — Internationals Goals for Morata, Willian, Abraham and Palmer — Internationals
- September 06, 2017

The 31-year-old tonight scored an absolute peach of a free kick against Liechtenstein to take his tally to 33 for Spain . "I apologise as it was silly piece of play but it was a shame to be booked". It marked a welcome return to form for the European Championship quarter-finalists after their shock reversal to struggling Finland on Saturday. We achieved that with [Sergio] Ramos's goal. (more...)
Labour says it will oppose Brexit repeal bill over 'power grab' fears Labour says it will oppose Brexit repeal bill over 'power grab' fears
- September 06, 2017

The left wing opposition party, which had previously promised to respect the EU referendum result, pledged to end Free Movement in its manifesto, and supported a full, clean Brexit from the bloc's Single Market and Customs Union after the 2017 election, now says supporting the bill would "let government ministers grab powers from parliament to slash people's rights at work and reduce protection for consumers and the environment", The Guardian reports . (more...)
United States grants additional $15m for Marawi rehab United States grants additional $15m for Marawi rehab
- September 06, 2017

Kim said the Marawi conflict was "the most urgent challenge" facing the 71-year-old ties between Manila and Washington. Jianhua said another P15 million donation will be given to the AFP before the year ends, which is meant to assist in the rehabilitation in Marawi City particularly for the delivery of engineering equipment. (more...)
Hillary Clinton set for first post-election TV interview Hillary Clinton set for first post-election TV interview
- September 06, 2017

Sanders made the comments after attending a Democratic press event responding to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Obama implemented in 2012 to shield from deportation those immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children. (more...)
Melania Trump Trades Stilettos For Sneakers- Again! Melania Trump Trades Stilettos For Sneakers- Again!
- September 06, 2017

Instead of wearing a cocktail dress, stiletto shoes and full make-up while outside is pouring, Melania Trump had a "revelation". While she is still looking stylish, she arrived on the ground in Texas ready for a day of walking around the flooded areas of the state in clothes that are more conducive to doing so. (more...)
San Francisco officials plan to fight for Dreamers, DACA San Francisco officials plan to fight for Dreamers, DACA
- September 06, 2017

This community is pulling together to keep the Dreamers' hopes alive. Fernando says he can't imagine himself as anything other than an American. "The compassionate thing to do is end the lawlessness and enforce our laws", he said , while peering sternly over his glasses, ably demonstrating in one sentence that his grasp of the definitions of both "compassionate" and "lawlessness" is shaky at best. (more...)
Egypt president allows 'systematic practice' in jails: Prominent rights group Egypt president allows 'systematic practice' in jails: Prominent rights group
- September 06, 2017

In the past four years, more than 1,000 protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces, at least 60,000 people are reported to have been arrested or charged, hundreds have been handed preliminary death sentences , and hundreds more have gone missing in apparent forced disappearances. (more...)
Trump fares poorly in new Siena poll Trump fares poorly in new Siena poll
- September 06, 2017

While the Democrat's favorability rating rebounded with Republicans and downstate voters this month, his downward slide continues in the eyes of upstate voters. Support for a constitutional convention dipped again, though a majority of voters still have not heard anything about the upcoming vote to hold a convention. (more...)
Court: Texas Can Enforce New Voter ID Law in November Court: Texas Can Enforce New Voter ID Law in November
- September 06, 2017

SB 5 would allow Texans without photo ID to present substitute forms of ID and sign affidavits asserting a reasonable obstacle which averted them from obtaining a proper ID. Smith and Elrod's dismissed Ramos' injunction, arguing that the law doesn't prevent people without IDs from voting. Ramos' ruling was particularly critical of the bill's "declaration of reasonable impediment " which Smith and Elrod said "remedies plaintiffs' alleged harm". (more...)
More than 500k families register for housing help after Harvey More than 500k families register for housing help after Harvey
- September 06, 2017

Port operations along the Texas coast that service the area's oil and gas companies returned to work. "We are going to see how high we can get it". The storm shut about a fourth of USA refinery capacity, much of which is clustered along the Gulf Coast, and caused gasoline prices to spike to a two-year high ahead of the long Labor Day holiday weekend. (more...)
Texas Governor: Harvey more costly than Katrina or Sandy Texas Governor: Harvey more costly than Katrina or Sandy
- September 06, 2017

Many large Texas employers, universities and transit services are reopening or beginning full service on Tuesday after Labor Day, some for the first time since Harvey struck the state on August 25. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the storm. (more...)
PA Police to PA Police to "It" prankster: Stop clowning around
- September 06, 2017

The Lititz Police Department published a post on its Facebook page Tuesday morning highlighting the prank: a red balloon tied to a sewer grate at an intersection. Well, as you can imagine, the post went viral and was shared over 12,000 times in the space of less than a day - and it's gotten so popular that the police department issued a follow-up post on the topic. (more...)
Labour confirms it will whip MPs to vote against EU Withdrawal Bill Labour confirms it will whip MPs to vote against EU Withdrawal Bill
- September 06, 2017

Finance minister Philip Hammond urged lawmakers on Monday not to seek to delay the legislation, following reports that the opposition Labour Party is planning to propose several changes to the bill. Labour said last week that it wanted to keep Britain in the Single Market during a transition period after Britain's membership in the bloc ends in March 2019 - an alternative to the Conservative Government's stance. (more...)
Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh
- September 06, 2017

At least a thousand protesters led by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front and other Muslim groups are demonstrating against Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim Rohingya minority in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. In a media briefing in New Delhi ahead of Modi's visit to Myanmar , Sripriya Ranganathan, Joint Secretary ( Bangladesh and Myanmar ) in the Indian External Affairs Ministry, said both sides would take stock of the ongoing infrastructure projects and also discuss the kind of ... (more...)
Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) - BMO Capital Maintains Rating And Updates Price Target
- September 06, 2017

It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500. Ativo Capital Management Llc increased its stake in P T Telekomunikasi Indonesia S (TLK) by 99.99% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. These funds have also shifted positions in (SQM). Monroe Commercial Bank And Trust Mi invested in 0% or 100 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) for 123,339 shares. (more...)
W/Cup Qualifier: Zambia bear Algeria 3-1 in Lusaka W/Cup Qualifier: Zambia bear Algeria 3-1 in Lusaka
- September 06, 2017

The Super Eagles cemented their leadership of the qualifying group after they won four points off Cameroon in a double-header. African champion Cameroon and Ghana are also way off the pace in their groups. Two minutes later Mwila scored for the hosts. Mwepu then put the result beyond reach in the 88th minute when his low shot from wide on the right from outside the box beat Mbolhi. (more...)
UK ready to intensify Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman UK ready to intensify Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman
- September 06, 2017

Prominent Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Commons that the EU's proposal for a financial settlement estimated at £50-£80 billion amounted to a "demand for money with menaces" which he branded "ridiculous". It was reported over the weekend that Mr Barnier said he wanted to get as much money out of the United Kingdom as possible. The UK and European Union are in increasingly bad-tempered negotiations over the terms of Britain's withdrawal. (more...)
What could go wrong? Donald Trump to call Malcolm Turnbull
- September 06, 2017

But Turnbull said the two leaders discussed the importance of enforcement of the current sanctions regime and of extra sanctions, which are under consideration, being imposed in the future. North Korea tested a powerful hydrogen bomb Sunday that Pyongyang claimed was compact enough to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. (more...)
President Issoufu Of Niger Arrives Nigeria For Meeting With Buhari President Issoufu Of Niger Arrives Nigeria For Meeting With Buhari
- September 06, 2017

The two heads of state discussed bilateral relations, with focus on the state of progress of the strategic pipeline project, the royal office said in a statement. Buhari who described his recovery from illness as the act of the Almighty God said he returned to the country with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that would improve the livelihood of Nigerians and also reposition the country for good. (more...)
Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase
- September 06, 2017

Cornyn said if Paul filibusters a Harvey and debt ceiling bill, GOP leaders would vote to block Paul. Senate Republicans said Tuesday they will link a Hurricane Harvey relief package to an increase in the government's borrowing limit, disappointing conservatives who'd insisted each issue should be debated on its own merits. (more...)
Kurdish forces retake Raqqa's old city from IS Kurdish forces retake Raqqa's old city from IS
- September 06, 2017

The eastern Syrian city was seized by anti-government Syrian rebels in 2013 but then overrun by ISIS in 2014. ISIS has responded to government advances toward one of its last strongholds in Syria by pulling reinforcements from the town of al-Mayadin, a commander in the pro-Assad alliance told Reuters on Monday. (more...)
Prabhas To Learn Hindi From Shraddha While She Learns Telugu From Him Prabhas To Learn Hindi From Shraddha While She Learns Telugu From Him
- September 06, 2017

It will be very interesting to see the fresh pairing of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor on the silver screen. We all know that Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are all set to begin the shoot of their much awaited film , Saaho . She will help him with his Hindi for the Hindi version of Saaho . "It is a pact between them", a source told DNA . It is an action thriller which is being made in Telugu and Hindi and will also be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. (more...)
In Cabinet Reshuffle, Narendra Modi Rewards Performers, Demotes Laggards In Cabinet Reshuffle, Narendra Modi Rewards Performers, Demotes Laggards
- September 06, 2017

On Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , administered the swearing-in-ceremony of nine new ministers . Ms Sitharaman's tasks as Defence Minister will be many, coming so soon after the end of the military stand-off with China at Doklam. (more...)
Rebuilding Jets Start Season With Lots Of New Faces Rebuilding Jets Start Season With Lots Of New Faces
- September 06, 2017

One or two? Didn't we all get over it when they got rid of T.J. Houshmandzadeh or preseason stars like Josh Portis, Terrelle Pryor or Troymaine Pope? The 27-year-old Kearse immediately became the Jets' most experienced receiver on the roster, and a guy who knows what it takes to win a title. (more...)
DOJ places parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz under witness protection program DOJ places parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz under witness protection program
- September 06, 2017

The National Bureau of Investigation announced it would probe the murder of the boy, who politicians and rights groups said appeared to be the third teenager murdered as part of Mr Duterte's drug war in the past month. A forensic examination by a government agency which provides legal services to the poor found that Arnaiz was tortured and shot dead while handcuffed. (more...)
May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation
- September 06, 2017

Mr Hands was returned as the MP for Chelsea and Fulham in June, but saw his majority nearly halved after a 10.2 per cent swing to Labour, which also picked up the neighbouring seat of Kensington. A major worldwide bank has just given a warning to Theresa May that will be music to the ears of Jeremy Corbyn supporters. "I think she's doing a very good job, a very effective job". (more...)

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