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American bishop resigns as pope holds meeting on abuse scandal American bishop resigns as pope holds meeting on abuse scandal
- September 14, 2018

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has said he wants the Pope to authorize a full-fledged Vatican investigation into McCarrick, who was removed as cardinal in July after a credible accusation he groped a teenager. (more...)
Human Rights Watch Warns of 'Massive Crackdown' on China's Muslims Human Rights Watch Warns of 'Massive Crackdown' on China's Muslims
- September 14, 2018

Security conditions in Xinjiang outside the camps had also intensified markedly and now bear "a striking resemblance to those inside", Hong Kong-based Human Rights Watch researcher Maya Wang said , based on interviews with 58 former Xinjiang residents now living overseas. (more...)
Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school
- September 14, 2018

A teenager was killed and four civilians were wounded in three separate explosions on Tuesday near two schools for girls in Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said. An unprecedented ceasefire in June followed by talks between U.S. officials and Taliban representatives in Qatar in July raised hopes that peace negotiations could bring an end to the fighting. (more...)
Tropical Storm Joyce forms in Atlantic, Gulf disturbance still unnamed Tropical Storm Joyce forms in Atlantic, Gulf disturbance still unnamed
- September 14, 2018

While it might not turn into a true Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm, a disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula shows a pretty good chance of delivering rain to the Gulf Coast. We'll keep you updated here, on air, and of course on our First Alert Central Texas Weather App as this system progresses. Important to note is that this disturbance, now dubbed "Invest 95L" by the National Hurricane Center, is now nothing more than a disorganized cluster of showers and storms. (more...)
Erdogan says Idlib offensive poses 'serious security risks' for Turkey Erdogan says Idlib offensive poses 'serious security risks' for Turkey
- September 14, 2018

John Bolton went on to add that the United States has been in talks with Britain and France, who joined the previous USA attack on Syria, and that both of them also agreed to the need to carry out even bigger attacks this time. James Jeffrey, U.S. special representative for Syria, said last week that assault could include the use of deadly chemical weapons. Regime leader Bashar al Assad has now set his sights on Idlib, and his forces have stepped up bombardment of the densely ... (more...)
Cuomo mailer: Nixon soft on anti-Semitism Cuomo mailer: Nixon soft on anti-Semitism
- September 14, 2018

Nixon's campaign is crying foul over a Democratic Party mailer supporting Cuomo that says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism. The state party hasn't said who approved the mailer, or how many were sent out to voters. But during campaign stops in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo Monday, Cuomo focused on President Trump, and didn't mention Nixon once. (more...)
Remains of 2 U.S. soldiers identified Remains of 2 U.S. soldiers identified
- September 14, 2018

The forensic teams have reportedly analyzed 23 of the 55 sets of remains, though some are more complete than others. A forensic anthropologist shows some of the objects that accompanied the human remains handed over by North Korea, including a wallet, buttons and canteens, at Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam, Hawaii. (more...)
Aussie Schoolgirl Refuses To Stand For National Anthem Aussie Schoolgirl Refuses To Stand For National Anthem
- September 14, 2018

Harper Nielsen , who lives in the state of Queensland , told CNN-affiliate Nine News she sat during the her country's national anthem because she believed it was disrespectful to Indigenous Australians. "Suspension should follow if she continues to act like a brat ", he tweeted. "When it says "Advance Australia Fair, ' it means advance the white people", Harper told 9 News , describing the anthem's lyrics". (more...)
Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime' Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'
- September 14, 2018

At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to the state's emergency management agency. Brock, meanwhile, said the surges "are going to be a major problem way up into the streams and tributaries that come out of sound areas". He asked citizens in danger zones to heed warnings because "your time is running out". (more...)
EU Court: British mass surveillance program violated human rights law EU Court: British mass surveillance program violated human rights law
- September 14, 2018

Snowden also revealed that this information was being shared with foreign governments, including the U.S., in a mass surveillance programme with no basis in law or proper safeguards. Mass surveillance in and of itself, however, was not found to be a violation of the charter. They also found the programme breached rights to freedom of expression (Article 10) "as there were insufficient safeguards in respect of confidential journalistic material". (more...)
Restaurant lost $190 million in value after dead rat found in soup Restaurant lost $190 million in value after dead rat found in soup
- September 14, 2018

The rodent was found at the fast food restaurant Xiabu Xiabu, famous for its hotpots, in Weifang, a city in the eastern province of Shandong. Ma alleges that restaurant staff offered the couple cash for an abortion if they were anxious about the health of the baby after eating the rat soup. (more...)
Westminster terror attack was ’82 seconds of terrible drama’ Westminster terror attack was ’82 seconds of terrible drama’
- September 14, 2018

The coroner held a minute's silence before hearing testimOnials to the victims, and a colleague of the policeman, Keith Palmer, paid tribute to his courage. 'I will have a wonderful man by my side, who will love and cherish me and with this man I will start a wonderful family, ' the note said. Mrs Grade had said she was anxious about the risk of a terror attack when her job relocated near Westminster. (more...)
World leaders bid farewell to diplomat Kofi Annan World leaders bid farewell to diplomat Kofi Annan
- September 13, 2018

Guterres recalled how Kofi Annan pioneered ideas and initiatives like the Millennium Development Goals, and how he took the United Nations closer to the world and engaged people in protecting the environment, defending hunman rights and combatting HIV/Aids and other killer diseases. (more...)
Aung San Suu Kyi admits Rohingya crisis 'could have been handled better' Aung San Suu Kyi admits Rohingya crisis 'could have been handled better'
- September 13, 2018

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted on official secrets charges on September 3 in a landmark case that has raised questions about Myanmar's progress toward democracy. "We can't choose who should be protected by rule of law", she said. Reuters journalist Wa Lone leaves after listening to the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. (more...)
Pope to meet US bishops over sex abuse scandal Pope to meet US bishops over sex abuse scandal
- September 13, 2018

Wuerl has been repeatedly confronted by protestors including recently during a mass where a man yelled "shame on you" and walked out during the homily. After the allegations against McCarrick were publicised in June, it emerged that it was apparently an open secret - including at the Vatican - and that he routinely molested seminarians and young priests and harassed them. (more...)
Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Resigns As Vatican OKs Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations
- September 13, 2018

There were no details on the specific allegations against Bransfield and neither he nor his legal representatives could immediately be reached for comment. The former papal ambassador to Washington claimed he was told Francis knew about sanctions placed on McCarrick by Benedict XVI in 2009 or 2010. Wuerl is facing increasing scrutiny both over what he may have known about abuse allegations against his predecessor, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Washington, and how he handled ... (more...)
Russian Bear Bombers Near Alaska Intercepted Again Russian Bear Bombers Near Alaska Intercepted Again
- September 13, 2018

The bombers and jet fighters also were likely testing USA air defenses to gauge NORAD responses and how quickly they respond to incursions in protected airspace. They did not fly into US or Canadian airspace. "NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, as well as fighters to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response", he added. (more...)
Several dead after auto ploughs into crowded square in China Several dead after auto ploughs into crowded square in China
- September 13, 2018

Police have taken the driver - a man in his 40s surnamed Yang - into custody, describing him as a "vengeful repeat offender ". He had previously served time in prison for arson, some drug-related offences and assault. Police blamed that attack on Muslim separatists from the Uighur ethnic minority group. Nine people have died and 46 others injured after an SUV plowed into a crowd in Hengdong county in Hunan Province, China. (more...)
'How to Murder Your Husband' author charged with killing partner 'How to Murder Your Husband' author charged with killing partner
- September 13, 2018

She wrote that hiring a hit man was a bad idea, because they might "rat you out to the police", and ruled out poison because it was traceable. Romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy, who once wrote an essay titled, " How to Murder Your Husband ", has been arrested on murder charges connected to the death of her husband, Daniel Brophy . (more...)
Authorities say man kills five people, himself in California Authorities say man kills five people, himself in California
- September 13, 2018

He then killed his wife, authorities say. Asked if this was a mass shooting, the sheriff said " absolutely ". Six people died in a short amount of time, he added. "There was some type of situation that caused the husband to be extremely upset", he said. Police are still investigating the motives behind the killings. (more...)
Trump disputes Puerto Rico hurricane death toll Trump disputes Puerto Rico hurricane death toll
- September 13, 2018

Florida, we've been given A-plusses for. Ottmar Chavez, the new secretary of the island's General Services Administration, said at a news conference that Puerto Rican officials requested the water from the US government and were supposed to pick it up in late May. (more...)
Novichok Poisoning Suspects Tell Russian TV They Were Merely Salisbury 'Tourists' Novichok Poisoning Suspects Tell Russian TV They Were Merely Salisbury 'Tourists'
- September 13, 2018

Replying to the interviewer's question why the pair went to Salisbury for two days in a row, Boshirov said that when they first got to the town it was snowy and they got wet so they made a decision to take the train back. They spent New Year's Eve in Switzerland and have been to Vienna, the pair said. He said: "We're afraid of going out, we fear for ourselves, our lives and lives of our loved ones". (more...)
Climate change driving global hunger increase, warns UN Climate change driving global hunger increase, warns UN
- September 13, 2018

Analysis in the report shows that the prevalence and number of undernourished people tend to be higher in countries highly exposed to climate extremes . The U.N. report covers 2017, and so does not take into account the record temperatures experienced in 2018. Temperature anomalies over agricultural cropping areas continued to be higher than the long-term mean throughout 2011-2016, leading to more frequent spells of extreme heat in the last five years. (more...)
Trump approval rating depends on which poll you look at Trump approval rating depends on which poll you look at
- September 13, 2018

SALT's inclusion in the bill puts Republican lawmakers in high-tax states in a tricky spot: They must decide whether to vote in favor of raising taxes for their constituents or against tax cuts. The amount the tax cut 2.0 legislation would add to the deficit would likely outweigh any economic growth stemming from the cuts, according to Alan Viard, a resident scholar at the right-leaning think tank American Enterprise Institute. (more...)
EU lawmakers launch action against Hungary over rule of law EU lawmakers launch action against Hungary over rule of law
- September 13, 2018

In the unprecedented move, 448 MEPs voted in favour of launching the so-called "Article 7" procedure, 197 against and with 48 abstentions, the EP referred Hungary to the other member states to check the health of the country's democracy. The move saw some members of the European People's Party bloc - of which Mr Orban's Fidesz movement is a member - vote against their ally in Budapest. (more...)
Trump says response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was ‘underappreciated’
- September 13, 2018

Get out of its way, don't play games with it, it's a big one". "I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success ", he continued. "Puerto Rico was, actually, our toughest one of all because it's an island, so you just - you can't truck things onto it". (more...)
Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68 Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68
- September 13, 2018

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar Province's governor, told RFE/RL on September 11 that the death toll could increase as some of the wounded were in serious condition. The explosion at the protest followed a series of smaller blasts on Tuesday that targeted schools in Jalalabad and surrounding districts, killing at least one person and wounding three. (more...)
Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’ Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’
- September 13, 2018

Putin goes on to claim that his government has "found them" and he sincerely hopes that they'll come forward and tell their side of the story soon. His hint that the men could soon break their cover recalls memories of the assassination of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko on British soil, when killers Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitry Kovtun publicly refuted the allegations from Russian Federation. (more...)
Russian Federation identifies 2 suspects in Skripal poisoning case - Putin Russian Federation identifies 2 suspects in Skripal poisoning case - Putin
- September 13, 2018

President Vladimir Putin said there was "nothing criminal" even though the pair were spotted on CCTV near the home of double agent Sergei Skripal on the day he was poisoned. Putin gave no indication that Russian Federation would help Britain pursue the suspects, and his poker-faced remarks appeared to indicate that it would not. (more...)
Russian Federation teams with China for biggest war games since Cold War Russian Federation teams with China for biggest war games since Cold War
- September 13, 2018

The week-long exercise dubbed "Vostok-2018" also includes the Mongolian army. The war games come amid heightened tension between Russian Federation and the west and especially with Washington, with which both Moscow and Beijing have strained ties. (more...)

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