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S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
- September 11, 2018

Gauteng has the most taxi-related murders. This translates to an average of 57 people murdered every day, up from an average of 52 people in 2016-2017. "About 10,000 police officers which means we do have a problem". According to Sekhukhune, firearms were used in nearly half of all the incidents of murder reported, followed by knives, sharp instruments, stones/bricks and hands. (more...)
Missionaries of Jesus condemns nuns’ protest Missionaries of Jesus condemns nuns’ protest
- September 11, 2018

While addressing the media here on Saturday, the independent MLA sought to know why the nun had not complained in the initial stage of sexual misbehaviour by bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese. On the basis of her complaint, the Kuravilangad police registered Crime No. 746 of 2018 of Kuruvilangad Police for offences punishable under Sections 342, 376 (2)(k) and (n), 377, and 506 (I) IPC. (more...)
Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London
- September 11, 2018

Confirming the news Sharif's brother and the head Pakistan Muslim League-N, Shahbaz Sharif, tweeted from his party's official Twitetr handle in Urdu, "My sister-in-law and the wife of Nawaz Sharif sahib is no more amongst us". Up until her husband's ouster past year, Kulsoom Sharif had never been a politician, but she memorably led protests after the 1999 military coup that ended a previous Sharif administration. (more...)
Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm
- September 11, 2018

The government of the Cabo Verde Islands has discontinued the hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. The governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC have all declared states of emergency. SC emergency management officials said they were "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". (more...)
Woman shoots husband dead at Walmart in front of children Woman shoots husband dead at Walmart in front of children
- September 11, 2018

At one point during the handoff, Giles allegedly shot him. Emergency personnel responded and attempted to resuscitate the man. Three children are believed to have been at the scene of the shooting, though authorities have not released details of the circumstances or the ages of the children besides the 2-year-old girl. (more...)
Sen. Collins Unfazed by Leaked Kavanaugh Email on Roe v. Wade Sen. Collins Unfazed by Leaked Kavanaugh Email on Roe v. Wade
- September 11, 2018

She went on to say that the memos were some she personally did research for. The campaign, called, "Senator Collins, Be a Hero". But they also saw, in what was at times a circus in that judiciary committee. Graves told Maddow she was pleased to see so many people learning the facts now, as the hearings were rushed forward. Kavanaugh said he didn't talk to anyone at the firm about that. (more...)
Paris knife attack: Seven injured, four seriously Paris knife attack: Seven injured, four seriously
- September 11, 2018

Eyewitness Youssef Najah, 28, told the BBC: "There were around 20 people chasing him". "He was challenged by a group of petanque players who threw their metal balls at him", one witness said, The Sun reports . The pair were then attacked, he said. Witnesses told Agence France Presse the man was also carrying an iron bar. The attacker then fled into a nearby street where he injured three other people. (more...)
United States threatens to arrest ICC judges, brands court risky United States threatens to arrest ICC judges, brands court risky
- September 11, 2018

In his first major policy address since joining the White House in April, national security adviser John Bolton offered a particularly aggressive demonstration of President Trump's "America First" agenda. National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech Monday, saying the Trump administration wouldn't keep the office open "when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel", according to prepared remarks. (more...)
Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest
- September 11, 2018

There have been initially 739 defendant tried in this case among which were leading member Mohamed Badie who was sentenced among 47 others also on Saturday to life in prison. An estimated 800 protesters were killed by security forces in clashes that erupted in Rabaa Adawiya square, the most deadly incident following the country's popular uprising that ousted long-time strongman Hosni Mubarak two years earlier. (more...)
Democrats lay off Sessions after Papadopoulos contradicts Hill testimony Democrats lay off Sessions after Papadopoulos contradicts Hill testimony
- September 11, 2018

Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, made his comments on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday following Papadopoulos' sentencing on Friday to 14 days in prison for lying to investigators about his contact with individuals tied to Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign. (more...)
Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm
- September 10, 2018

Evacuations have begun in Dare County, and targeted evacuations along the Neuse, Tar, and Lumber rivers have been considered, said Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry. Residents should continue preparing for the likelihood of direct impacts from the storm, which could include intense flooding, rainfall, damaging winds, large and risky surf and storm surge. (more...)
More than 20 roads closed due to flooding in Bexar County More than 20 roads closed due to flooding in Bexar County
- September 10, 2018

The Baltimore/Washington office of the National Weather Service says moderate to heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon will persist through late Sunday night. However, recent trends are showing drier air building into our northwest counties this Saturday evening. Flooding is possible along regional streams and creeks, as well as in roadways and low-lying areas. (more...)
Palestinians say informed US shutting PLO delegation office
- September 10, 2018

Reuters cited a draft of a speech that President Donald Trump's national-security adviser, John Bolton , is set to make at the conservative Federalist Society in Washington on September 10. The administration has said it's trying a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after decades of failed peace talks, chipping away at the Palestinians' key issues as it reshapes US policy. (more...)
Meghan and Harry to visit Queensland next month Meghan and Harry to visit Queensland next month
- September 10, 2018

Prime minister Scott Morrison confirmed the trip, which will also take in Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. The Queen made Prince Harry a youth ambassador for the Commonwealth earlier this year, while the Duchess of Sussex had flowers and foliage from all 53 Commonwealth countries embroidered into her veil on her wedding day. (more...)
Russia Pounds Rebel Positions in Syria’s Idlib Russia Pounds Rebel Positions in Syria’s Idlib
- September 10, 2018

Erdogan, Iran's Rouhani and Russia's Putin met in Tehran last Friday to discuss the future of Syria as a military operation looms in Idlib and released a joint statement after the summit affirming that the Syrian conflict can only end through a "negotiated political process". (more...)
Thousands Of Russians Protest Proposed Government Pension Reforms Thousands Of Russians Protest Proposed Government Pension Reforms
- September 10, 2018

Supporters of Alexei Navalny , the leader of the liberal Russian Federation of the Future party, were quick to slam the US-based multinational company for what they described as a surrender in the face of illegal demands made by the administration of President Vladimir Putin , Efe news reported . (more...)
Apple says China tariffs would hit Apple Watch, Air Pods Apple says China tariffs would hit Apple Watch, Air Pods
- September 10, 2018

Rockland already pays tariffs ranging from 5 percent to 15 percent on some of the raw materials it imports from China, and Berman predicted any additional duties would be devastating to the company. It waited about three weeks after announcing in mid-June that it was imposing tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods before they were implemented. This, however, only refers to Apple, the iPhone , and the other Apple products. (more...)
Calm returns to Iraq's Basra after week of violent protests Calm returns to Iraq's Basra after week of violent protests
- September 10, 2018

According to M. Pudemo, the protesters activists will join the extremist terrorist organizations, including members of ISIL. Oil prices were steady on Friday, with US crude slipping on weak global equity markets while Brent inched up on geopolitical factors, including violent protests in Iraq. (more...)
France's Lyon airport halts flights as police chase shuts down runway France's Lyon airport halts flights as police chase shuts down runway
- September 10, 2018

Officers said the auto had come onto the runway during a high-speed pursuit by police cars and a helicopter as it drove in the wrong direction along a nearby motorway. Local government press officer Christelle Monteagudo said the man's motives were unknown and that nothing was being ruled out. There, the auto rammed through two glass doors at the airport's Terminal 1 to drive onto the runways, she said. (more...)
Trump Demands Probe of Author Behind Anonymous Op-Ed Trump Demands Probe of Author Behind Anonymous Op-Ed
- September 10, 2018

As reported earlier by the Inquisitr , Trump is exploring the publication of the piece from a legal standpoint and has already urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the matter because it concerns "national security". (more...)
Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US
- September 10, 2018

According to the automaker, the levies President Trump is threatening to impose on China-imported vehicles would be simply too much for the company. The presidential tweet is the latest salvo in a dispute between the Trump administration and companies that fear tariffs will hurt their business. With Ford joining Apple in criticizing President Trump's tariffs, the pressure on the administration to back down and de-escalate the trade war is perhaps greater than ever. (more...)
'Unhinged' Trump loses temper, claims Woodward book 'Unhinged' Trump loses temper, claims Woodward book
- September 10, 2018

Stelter also confirmed and said Woodward has written books about pretty much every presidency and he has an enormous amount of credibility because he has written a total of eighteen books. "Let's fucking kill him!" "The speculation about who replaces Mattis is now more real than ever", a senior White House official was quoted as saying in the report. (more...)
Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column
- September 10, 2018

I mean, the reason why we're making the progress we're making all across this country - rebuilding our military, restoring American strength in the world, seeing the opportunity for peace emerge on the Korean Peninsula - we're hearing, we're expecting a letter as we speak from Kim Jong Un communicating again, as he did last week, his reaffirmation of his commitment to denuclearization. (more...)
Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast
- September 10, 2018

The storm is forecast to become a "major hurricane" Monday, travel between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching the southeastern USA coast on Thursday, the Miami-based weather center said. Northam said in a statement that while the impacts are still uncertain, forecasts increasingly expect the storm to strengthen into a major hurricane that could affect the East Coast, including Virginia, next week. (more...)
Sweden election: Political deadlock likely after gains by far-right party Sweden election: Political deadlock likely after gains by far-right party
- September 10, 2018

Sunday's election was the first in Sweden since its government in 2015 allowed 163,000 migrants into the Scandinavian country with a population of 10 million. The Moderates party was next at 19.8 percent, followed by the Sweden Democrats at 17.6 percent. "The democratic revolution in Europe is underway!" Sweden took in more asylum seekers per capita than any other country in Europe in 2015, magnifying worries about a welfare system that many voters already believe is in crisis. (more...)
Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra
- September 10, 2018

Consulate. "We're thirsty, we're hungry, we are sick and abandoned", protester Ali Hussein said on Friday after another night of violence. The city was largely calm after days of unrest sparked by anger over poor public services and pollution in Basra's water supply, which has put 30,000 people in hospital. (more...)
Boris Johnson booed as he watches cricket at Oval Boris Johnson booed as he watches cricket at Oval
- September 10, 2018

Last week, Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler announced they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage - a move some saw as an attempt to neutralise potential stories about his private life before a leadership campaign. Former Army officer and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Tom Tugendhat graphically described the aftermath of a suicide bomb that had gone off near his office in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (more...)
Court Ruling Opens Door to Inquiry in Myanmar Court Ruling Opens Door to Inquiry in Myanmar
- September 10, 2018

The report named Myanmar Army chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing and said he, along with five other generals, should be prosecuted for human rights abuses and genocide. The sentencing of two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for allegedly breaching a Myanmar state secrets law has triggered outrage, in the country and overseas. (more...)
Paris stabbing: Several injured in knife spree, suspect arrested Paris stabbing: Several injured in knife spree, suspect arrested
- September 10, 2018

Sources said the man had attacked strangers, initially stabbing two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema on the Quai de Loire, along the Ourcq canal. There were conflicting reports about the offender's nationality, with Le Parisien saying he was of Afghan decent, while a local TV report suggested the man was from Pakistan. (more...)
Obama urges voters to mobilize against the 'politics of fear' Obama urges voters to mobilize against the 'politics of fear'
- September 10, 2018

It did not start with Donald Trump . "He is a symptom, not a cause". Obama aides tell CNN that his message on Saturday will be similar to the lengthy and direct indictment he delivered on Friday in IL, where the former President reentered the political fray by attacking Trump, slamming him for "capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years". (more...)

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