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Outrage online after pole-dancing principal greets Chinese kindergartners Outrage online after pole-dancing principal greets Chinese kindergartners
- September 05, 2018

In a freaky incident, a pole dancer took to stage at a Kindergarten school ceremony in China . Videos shared on social media showed a dancer scantily clad in hot trousers and a midriff-bearing shirt entertaining crowds of 3- to 6-year-old kids dressed in pristine uniforms and their parents at the Xinshahui private kindergarten in Shenzhen on Monday. (more...)
'2+2' talks: India to tell United States of Russian missiles '2+2' talks: India to tell United States of Russian missiles
- September 05, 2018

Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks on Thursday with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman . Transfers of advanced defense technology would be boosted if the two sides are able to complete work on a proposed Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement. (more...)
Major UK union backs calls for new Brexit referendum Major UK union backs calls for new Brexit referendum
- September 05, 2018

With MPs returning from recess today, the Tory leader is expected to face a coordinated effort from hardline Brexiteers to abandon her exit agenda amid reports that election strategist Sir Lynton Crosby is involved in a "chuck Chequers" campaign. (more...)
Taliban Announce: Founder Of Much-Feared Haqqani Network Dies At 72 Taliban Announce: Founder Of Much-Feared Haqqani Network Dies At 72
- September 05, 2018

The Haqqani network has been blamed for spectacular attacks across Afghanistan since the United States invasion. The Haqqanis have always been suspected of links to Pakistan's shadowy military establishment and its notorious spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI). (more...)
Trump Says 'no' To Apec In Png Trump Says 'no' To Apec In Png
- September 05, 2018

Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry has responded to the announcement and said: "We welcome Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Singapore , which will be his first as Vice President, and his attendance at the 6th Asean-US Summit and 13th East Asia Summit ". (more...)
Flake slams Trump's Justice Department attack Flake slams Trump's Justice Department attack
- September 05, 2018

Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. "He's not hiding how he views the law, law enforcement, of justice". Collins, a Republican who represents the area between Buffalo and Rochester, was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump's candidacy. (more...)
Russian Federation says Syrian regime preparing to 'solve' Idlib problem Russian Federation says Syrian regime preparing to 'solve' Idlib problem
- September 05, 2018

With Turkey's border sealed to the north, it has also become a holding pen for some 2 million displaced civilians, among them activists, journalists and aid workers who fear arrest if they return to life under President Bashar al-Assad's government. (more...)
Emirates cancels all flights to Japan's Kansai airport Emirates cancels all flights to Japan's Kansai airport
- September 05, 2018

The 2,591-ton Houn Maru, which had been anchored in the bay, was swept toward the approximately 3,700-meter-long bridge around 1 p.m., damaging the sole land connection to the airport. "It is possible that [Jebi] will make landfall while maintaining its extreme strength", said Ryuta Kurora, the agency's chief forecaster. ANA Holdings Inc said Tuesday morning it was cancelling 247 domestic and eight worldwide flights, while Japan Airlines Co pulled 176 domestic flights. (more...)
In Bob Woodward's New Book, White House Is 'Crazytown' In Bob Woodward's New Book, White House Is 'Crazytown'
- September 05, 2018

If the president was abusive toward his staff, it appears they have got some measure of revenge in the Woodward book , which is chock full of caustic quotes about the president attributed to the aides and advisers who serve him. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the book was "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the president look bad". (more...)
Flyover collapse kills one, injures 19 in Kolkata Flyover collapse kills one, injures 19 in Kolkata
- September 05, 2018

Till the reports last came in, nine persons have been admitted to SSKM Hospital which is the nearest to the spot. Cars and a city bus were seen trapped on the bridge as panicked locals rushed to the site to help save the lives of those feared trapped underneath the debris. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern defends ordering £40,000 plane journey to breastfeed newborn baby Jacinda Ardern defends ordering £40,000 plane journey to breastfeed newborn baby
- September 05, 2018

Nauru is hosting the Pacific Islands Forum , which is being attended this week by leaders from 18 member nations and delegations from other countries including the USA and China. "We have had no contact with Barbara since then, but understand that Mfat is supporting her". "The media coming are not interested in the Pacific, but interested in something else", Waqa said. (more...)
Former Australian prime minister resigns from Parliament, triggers byelection Former Australian prime minister resigns from Parliament, triggers byelection
- September 05, 2018

Turnbull lost the support of his colleagues largely due to poor results in July by-elections and disagreement over his climate and energy policies. "It's impossible to vote for the LNP in good conscience", he told the paper. "The speaker of the house of parliament received a resignation letter from Malcolm Turnbull this afternoon", said a source familiar with the matter. (more...)
Donald Trump says U.S. Attorney General is risking GOP midterm results Donald Trump says U.S. Attorney General is risking GOP midterm results
- September 05, 2018

In a memo to DOJ employees in 2012 , then-Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated guidance from 2008 that "law enforcement officers and prosecutors may never select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the goal of affecting any election, or for the objective of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party". (more...)
Monica Lewinsky storms offstage after 'off limits' Bill Clinton question
- September 04, 2018

The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her televised conversation Monday night with a well-known Israeli news anchor, following a conference speech she gave about the perils of the Internet. (more...)
'Strongest typhoon in 25 year' aims at Japan 'Strongest typhoon in 25 year' aims at Japan
- September 04, 2018

The agency said as of noon, the eye of the storm was located some 200 km north-east of Minami Daito Island, travelling north-west at 20 km per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds of 162 kph and gusts of 234 kph. The Universal Studios Osaka also suspended its services. In the city of Osaka, the Universal Studios Japan theme park and US consulate both were closed. (more...)
Store 'Closed Down' For Using Googly Eyes To Make Fish Look Fresher Store 'Closed Down' For Using Googly Eyes To Make Fish Look Fresher
- September 04, 2018

Local newspaper Al Bayan reported the vendor had been closed by police after images and video of the fish was first shared online. Competitor fishmongers responded by updating their advertising with the tagline: "without cosmetics enhancements" and "without coloured lenses". (more...)
Unexplained explosion kills eight at South African munitions depot Unexplained explosion kills eight at South African munitions depot
- September 04, 2018

According to the African News Agency, Cape Town fire official Theo Layne says eight people died. The cause of the blast is not yet known but an eyewitness reported seeing a huge fireball from 5km (3 miles) away. RDM manufactures and supplies selected munitions and explosive-related products for armed forces and police in South Africa and around the world. "Rheinmetall Denel Munition has also assured the City of Cape Town that the plume that followed the explosion holds no threat to the ... (more...)
Trump blasts Jeff Sessions and compares him to 'Lyin’ James Comey' Trump blasts Jeff Sessions and compares him to 'Lyin’ James Comey'
- September 04, 2018

Still, investigators are never supposed to take into account the political affiliations of the people they investigate. Collins, a Republican who represents the area between Buffalo and Rochester, was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump's candidacy. (more...)
10 shot during dice game at apartment complex 10 shot during dice game at apartment complex
- September 03, 2018

There was a heavy police presence at the scene in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. According to police in San Bernardino , California , at least ten people were shot at an apartment complex in the suburban Los Angeles city overnight. (more...)
Hundreds escape Libyan prison, rockets hit refugee camp Hundreds escape Libyan prison, rockets hit refugee camp
- September 03, 2018

Armed groups have been fighting for control of the Libyan capital since the regime of dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled in 2011. "The detainees were able to force open the doors", local police said. Libya's chaos started back in 2011 after the uprising that overthrew and killed longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi . What has the global community said? The government also called for militias to end the violence and respect a UN-brokered cease-fire. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition admits deadly Yemen strike on bus was unjustified Saudi-led coalition admits deadly Yemen strike on bus was unjustified
- September 03, 2018

At least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed, and 79 others, including 56 children, were wounded. In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 thousands of Yemenis vent anger against Riyadh and Washington as they take part in a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip
- September 03, 2018

Duterte, accompanied by an entourage including soldiers, police and some 150 businessmen, was welcomed at Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv by Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara. Israeli and Filipino companies are expected to sign a series ‎of agreements in the field of energy and other spheres.‎. Rodrigo Duterte , making the first visit to Israel by a president of the Philippines, will participate in the inauguration of a monument to Filipinos who rescued Jews during the ... (more...)
NATO's Afghan Mission Gets A New Commander NATO's Afghan Mission Gets A New Commander
- September 03, 2018

He is the third leader of the Islamic State-Khorasan group to have been killed by USA forces since July 2016, according to the statement . Miller took over the post from Army Gen. "We know that Russian Federation is attempting to undercut our military gains and years of military progress in Afghanistan, and make partners question Afghanistan's stability", Nicholson said in an email to Voice of America, following on questions from his August 22 briefing with Pentagon reporters. (more...)
Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing
- September 03, 2018

It was reported that the chase began after she fled from an officer at a routine traffic stop. The video appears to show the black Mercedez SUV weaving at high speeds through congestion. Police separated the woman from her child after placing her under arrest. After running across the road, the mother attempts to steal a white 4x4 to continue her getaway but officers pulled her from the vehicle. (more...)
Michel Barnier 'strongly opposed' to May's Brexit plan
- September 03, 2018

It sparked the resignations of then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and former Brexit Secretary David Davis, while European Union leaders have repeatedly questioned its viability and said further compromises will be needed. "The UK has agreed to hand over £40billion of taxpayers' money for two thirds of diddly squat". Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab on Wednesday said there is "leeway" to miss the deadline of reaching a deal ahead of the October summit. (more...)
Reuters Reporters Jailed For 7 Years In Landmark Myanmar Secrets Case Reuters Reporters Jailed For 7 Years In Landmark Myanmar Secrets Case
- September 03, 2018

Two Reuters journalists were jailed on Monday for seven years for breaching Myanmar's official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis , in a case that has drawn outrage as an attack on media freedom. "The process that resulted in their convictions was a travesty of justice and will cast Myanmar as an anti-democratic pariah as long as they are wrongfully held behind bars", said Shawn Crispin , CPJ's senior Southeast Asia representative in a statement. (more...)
'Inhuman': Lesbian couple caned in public as punishment 'Inhuman': Lesbian couple caned in public as punishment
- September 03, 2018

The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a auto in a public square in the northern state of Terengganu, one of the country's most conservative areas. "Not only for LGBT people but all persons because corporal punishment affects all people". "This case shows a regression for human rights". It's not about the severity of the caning. (more...)
18 hurt in German protests for and against migrants 18 hurt in German protests for and against migrants
- September 03, 2018

The rallies, which drew 8,000 people according to police, ended peacefully although there was palpable tension at times during the evening. Nearly 10,000 people are estimated to have taken part in protests in Chemnitz on Saturday led by members of the anti-immigration Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party and anti-Islamist Pegida movement, as well as in a counter-demonstration. (more...)
Trump continues to bash Canada amid NAFTA negotiations Trump continues to bash Canada amid NAFTA negotiations
- September 03, 2018

He then balked at lawmakers who criticized the move, waring them not to "interfere" with the administration's bare-knuckle negotiating. "Congress should not interfere with these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA and we will be better off", he threatened, according to The Wall Street Journal on 1 September. (more...)
2 children allegedly abducted in Arizona after double shooting 2 children allegedly abducted in Arizona after double shooting
- September 03, 2018

Armando Carbajal of the Phoenix Police Department told the station in an email. Police initially identified the boys as 8-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and 5-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez but the alert later identified them as Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado. (more...)

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