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British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation' British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation'
- September 06, 2018

The South China Sea is one of the most heavily disputed regions in the world, with Beijing claiming an enormous swathe of territory from their southern coast, nearly to the shore of Malaysia. Since 2015, the US Navy has been conducting freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) in the area to ensure access to key shipping and air routes - and has urged key worldwide allies to do the same. (more...)
Russian TV network launches show to boost Putin's public image Russian TV network launches show to boost Putin's public image
- September 06, 2018

The hour-long program on Rossiya 1 featured interviews with Putin's spokesman and the Kremlin pool reporter who covered the president's activities last week, as well as a segment about Putin's break in the mountains last month. The new program is reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev in the 1970s, when state television promoted a personalized image of power as the Communist system decayed, said Gleb Pavlovsky, a Kremlin adviser during Putin's first two presidential terms. (more...)
Florida mom charged with murder in case of missing son Florida mom charged with murder in case of missing son
- September 06, 2018

The case has rattled the community, devastated family members and made some question how a child on the radar of multiple child welfare agencies could have fallen so far through the cracks. The blow caused him to have seizures, according to the report. Police say Stinson reported Jordan missing Saturday night. The Amber Alert was issued on Sunday. (more...)
'TREASON?' asks Trump as senior official says staff are against him 'TREASON?' asks Trump as senior official says staff are against him
- September 06, 2018

They are a "resistance" within Trump's inner sanctum that stealthily plots to foil the worst impulses of an "impetuous" and "amoral" president in an effort, they say, to protect the country he was elected to lead. The piece does not entirely condemn Trump's presidency, giving rise to speculation in the capital that the author is someone who generally supports the Republican administration's agenda. (more...)
'TREASON?' asks Trump as op-ed says staff are against him 'TREASON?' asks Trump as op-ed says staff are against him
- September 06, 2018

Trump in 2016", said Sanders. It states that if the president is deemed "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" the Vice President will take over once the Commander-in-Chief is removed. "This means, this whole time , we've been dealing with the watered-down version of Trump? ". "But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis", the op-ed says. (more...)
Lawyer claims $400K in GoFundMe account for homeless man is missing Lawyer claims $400K in GoFundMe account for homeless man is missing
- September 06, 2018

Dow chastised McClure and D'Amico's attorney over "grandstanding" and said his clients have to appear in person to assert their right against self-incrimination. Bobbitt filed a suit against the company for the funds raised for him after Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, who created the fundraising page, allegedly kept the money from the 35-year-old. (more...)
Slain US student’s father decries using her as anti-immigrant ‘pawn’ Slain US student’s father decries using her as anti-immigrant ‘pawn’
- September 06, 2018

Rob Tibbetts wrote that while he supports debate on immigration , some politicians and pundits went too far in using his daughter's death to promote political agendas. Recorded phone calls citing Mollie Tibbetts' death in a push for white supremacist views began on Tuesday, just days after her funeral. He urged readers to "turn toward each other with all the compassion we gave Mollie". (more...)
Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain
- September 06, 2018

Often fighting through tears, McCain called her father a "great warrior" but said she admired him most as a "great father". United States Senator, John McCain who died just over a week ago at 81, was buried on Sunday at the U.S. (more...)
What is Section 377? What is Section 377?
- September 06, 2018

Both the petitions were dismissed in the court. Objecting to the observation of the two-judge bench in Suresh Kumar Kaushal, Senior Advocate Arvind Datar had advanced, "it is logically wrong to say that since the Parliament, despite the recommendation of the Law Commission in its 172nd Report, has chosen not to delete section 377 , it is constitutional..." Justice GS Singhvi and Justice S J Mukhopadhaya, who pronounced the verdict, justified its order by saying, "The High Court overlooked ... (more...)
N. Korea committed to establish peace and denuclearization on Korean Peninsula: KCTV N. Korea committed to establish peace and denuclearization on Korean Peninsula: KCTV
- September 06, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trust in U.S. President Donald Trump remains unchanged, according to South Korea's special envoy, who met with Kim in Pyongyang on Wednesday. "After reading the personal letter the Supreme Leader expressed his thanks to the President for sending the good personal letter which expressed a firm will to wisely overcome many challenges in the future, too, and open a bright future of our nation while appreciating the fresh advance in the relations between the North ... (more...)
Typhoon Jebi: Japan scrambles to evacuate thousands from Kansai airport Typhoon Jebi: Japan scrambles to evacuate thousands from Kansai airport
- September 06, 2018

A 2,500-ton tanker was swept into a bridge leading to Kansai International Airport , which had to be shut down, while trucks were overturned and billboards and rooves were blown away. Factories in the region, including automaker Daihatsu Motor Co., electronics giant Panasonic and beverage maker Kirin Co., were expected to resume operations Wednesday after suspending production during the typhoon, Kyodo said. (more...)
Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz
- September 06, 2018

President Donald Trump, via Twitter , announced Friday he'll be coming to Texas in October to campaign for U.S. Sen. The midterm elections are still about two months away and Senator Ted Cruz is not letting up off the gas as he tries to keep the Senate seat red. (more...)
Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
- September 06, 2018

Haley said their views should be on record. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May, claiming the agreement was ineffective as it failed to halt Iran's nuclear activities and its development of ballistic missiles. (more...)
Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster hits northern Japan near major city Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster hits northern Japan near major city
- September 06, 2018

The natural disaster, which struck at about 3:08 a.m. local time on Thursday, was centered on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The preliminary magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 8:07 a.m. Reports of power outages in Japan's northernmost prefecture have been shared on social media. The International Tsunami Information Centre said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. (more...)
Netanyahu orders closure of Israel's Paraguay embassy
- September 05, 2018

Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni announced Wednesday that the government had made a decision to take the action immediately. His foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, pushed the freshly installed Paraguay administration to reverse its decision, according to a statement from his office which announced "a new Palestinian diplomatic achievement". (more...)
Jewish Ex-Trump Staffer Accused of Making White Power Symbol Jewish Ex-Trump Staffer Accused of Making White Power Symbol
- September 05, 2018

The uproar began when screenshots and videos were posted to Twitter showing Bash allegedly flashing the "OK sign", which many believe to be an "alt-right" or white supremacist signal. She attended Harvard and then The Wharton School at the University of Penn where she was a member of the Wharton Latin American Student Association. (more...)
South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third summit South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third summit
- September 05, 2018

United States officials have insisted that a peace declaration, which many see as a precursor to the North eventually calling for the removal of all U.S. Early this year, Kim disappeared from public view for 18 days before meeting with Moon's envoys in Pyongyang on March 5 to declare his commitment to denuclearization and wish for a summit with U.S. (more...)
British prosecutors to charge two Russians in United Kingdom nerve agent attack British prosecutors to charge two Russians in United Kingdom nerve agent attack
- September 05, 2018

The U.K.'s counter-terrorism police chief, Neil Basu, told reporters in London Wednesday the two Russians entered the U.K. on an Aeroflot flight on March 2, departing March 4. The March poisoning sparked a diplomatic row that led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions between Britain and its allies and Russian Federation, while the United States also imposed sanctions. (more...)
Egypt: Village in Nile Delta Is Among Oldest, Dating to 5000 BC Egypt: Village in Nile Delta Is Among Oldest, Dating to 5000 BC
- September 05, 2018

According to the antiquities ministry, the neolithic site was found in Tell el Samara, a site 140km (87 miles) north of the capital Cairo. Earlier this year, scientists discovered a odd void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, prompting speculation that we may not yet know all the secrets of the ancient Egyptians. (more...)
Nine-year-old Indian girl gang-raped, murdered Nine-year-old Indian girl gang-raped, murdered
- September 05, 2018

He said one of the accused, a 19-year-old man, mutilated her body. "The SIT interrogated the suspects and during sustained questioning of the step-mother of the deceased, a bone chilling and disgusting account of murder and rape of the nine-year-old child came to light", Mir said. (more...)
Investigators confirm findings on Amesbury poisoning Investigators confirm findings on Amesbury poisoning
- September 05, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service said the men, who entered the United Kingdom under the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov , are being charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. (more...)
Syrian government forces attack rebel-held city Syrian government forces attack rebel-held city
- September 05, 2018

Ahead of a major Syrian army offensive on the rebel-held city of Idlib , Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed cooperation with Russian Federation to prevent a "serious massacre" and a millions-strong refugee influx into his country. (more...)
Microwave weapons suspected in mystery 'sonic attacks' on United States diplomats Microwave weapons suspected in mystery 'sonic attacks' on United States diplomats
- September 05, 2018

Investigators previously speculated that the attacks were caused by sonic waves or viral infections. Lead author Douglas Smith , the director of the Center for Brain Injury and fix at the University of Pennsylvania tld the New York Times that experts now believe the diplomats may have suffered brain injury caused by such weapons. (more...)
After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived
- September 05, 2018

Model of the prehistoric pterosaur at Rio's Federal University Museum in Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 2013. The facility was one of the country's oldest scientific institution. Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, a museum official, said Monday that anything held in the main building was probably destroyed, and Serejo told the G1 news portal that 90 percent of the collection may have been destroyed. (more...)
Labour anti-Semitism: Protests erupt outside crunch IHRA meeting Labour anti-Semitism: Protests erupt outside crunch IHRA meeting
- September 05, 2018

The Labour leader, a veteran pro-Palestinian campaigner, has also been forced to defend his own behaviour in recent months, including from criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It comes after Labour's ruling body approved the change to its code of conduct , to help investigate, suspend and expel members accused of discriminating against Jewish people. (more...)
Trump, Moon eye talks on North Korea at UN: South Korea Trump, Moon eye talks on North Korea at UN: South Korea
- September 05, 2018

The spokesman said it was unclear whether the delegation would meet the North's leader this time around. While pushing ahead with summits and inter-Korean engagement, Seoul is trying to persuade Washington and Pyongyang to proceed with peace and denuclearisation processes at the same time so they can overcome a growing dispute over the sequencing of the diplomacy. (more...)
Man Held After Backpack Fire Near US Embassy in Cairo: Statement Man Held After Backpack Fire Near US Embassy in Cairo: Statement
- September 05, 2018

A man was arrested on Tuesday after throwing a homemade explosive device close to the USA embassy in Cairo, Egyptian security and judicial sources said . According to leaked information from the preliminary investigation, the accused belonged to a cell that follows a similar ideology to the banned Muslim Brotherhood and that aims to use violence to destabilize the country. (more...)
Mueller Reportedly Willing to Accept ‘Some’ Written Answers from Trump
- September 05, 2018

Another area of interest to Mueller's office is whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation, but it was not clear how any possible questions on that subject might be handled. Trump's lawyers said that they fear Mueller could accuse Trump of perjury because the presdient remembers key events differently than other witnesses. (more...)
United Kingdom backs French navy patrols in Channel amid scallop row United Kingdom backs French navy patrols in Channel amid scallop row
- September 05, 2018

But ahead of the talks the French navy sparked further outrage with claims that they had deployed warships to stop British fishermen legally fishing in French waters. Britain on Tuesday said it agreed with France's decision to send its navy to waters in the English Channel where United Kingdom and French fishing boats clashed last week over access to scallop-rich waters. (more...)
Girl, 15, falls to death from fire escape Girl, 15, falls to death from fire escape
- September 05, 2018

She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Pictured, 15 year old teen who fell to her death from Tribeca fifth floor building. The New York Post reports that Imogen Roche was attending a party at a residence when she climbed onto a fire escape to try and get her cell phone from inside a locked room in the apartment. (more...)

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