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Michelle Obama celebrates Beyonce's birthday by dressing up like her Michelle Obama celebrates Beyonce's birthday by dressing up like her
- September 07, 2017

Her husband, Jay-Z, who has celebrated his wife's previous birthdays with love notes and video montages, took it up a notch this year. Michelle's photographs are getting the most attention because of her outstanding outfits. Her own mother, Tina Knowles Lawson , and mother-in-law, Gloria Carter , also got in on the celebration. According to a report by E!, Jay-Z said: 'Shout out to Beyonce! Beautiful Bey is in the house tonight. (more...)
China said to be considering oil sanctions on North Korea China said to be considering oil sanctions on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Speaking Tuesday at the sidelines of the now-concluded BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit of emerging national economies in the Chinese city of Xiamen, Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned North Korea over its latest missile test, but warned that ramping up "military hysteria" will only lead to a " global catastrophe ". (more...)
Putin condemns North Korea's nuclear test, calls for talks Putin condemns North Korea's nuclear test, calls for talks
- September 07, 2017

Early on Sunday, the world was alerted to Pyongyang successfully carrying out its largest ever nuclear missile test in the mountains in northern North Korea when observers detected up an 6.3-magnitude quake. Two THAAD batteries have already been installed. China objects to both the military drills and the deployment in South Korea of an advanced US missile defense system that has a radar that can see deep into Chinese territory. (more...)
Road mishaps fell 4.1% but deaths rose 3.2% in 2016 Road mishaps fell 4.1% but deaths rose 3.2% in 2016
- September 07, 2017

The report mentioned that as many as 17 people died in 55 road accidents per hour on average a year ago, with 46.3 per cent of them in the 18-35 age group. The report said 13 states accounted for 86 per cent of accidents. This committee would be headed by the Member of Parliament of the constituency, he added. (more...)
China taking over territory gradually : Army chief Bipin Rawat China taking over territory gradually : Army chief Bipin Rawat
- September 07, 2017

General Rawat said believing there will no war - as some are akin to - affects the modernisation of forces. On China, Rawat said they have "started salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner, testing our limits of threshold.it is something we have to be wary about and remain prepared for situations which could gradually emerge into conflict". (more...)
Hurricane Katia forms in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico Hurricane Katia forms in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico
- September 07, 2017

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, though the agency warned the Leeward Islands to monitor the storm. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Jose could become a hurricane by Friday, said the National Hurricane Centre. (more...)
UN Report Blames Syrian Regime for April Gas Attack UN Report Blames Syrian Regime for April Gas Attack
- September 07, 2017

This attack was part of a Syrian regime "pattern of using chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas", United Nations investigators said. The US quickly launched a punitive strike on Shayrat air base, where the report says the Sukhoi-22 plane took off. While it's true that chlorine has multiple industrial uses, the same can not be said of Sarin gas used in several attacks over the last few years. (more...)
Russia-linked Facebook accounts stoked United States divisions Russia-linked Facebook accounts stoked United States divisions
- September 06, 2017

Facebook found some $100,000 in ad spending from June 2015 through May 2017 connected to about 470 accounts that were deemed as inauthentic and in violation of its internal guidelines. In May NCRM reported that Ellen Weintraub, one of two Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, wanted the agency to investigate if Russian Federation illegally paid for pro-Trump or anti-Clinton Facebook ads. (more...)
USA Today Doxes Members of President Trump's Golf Club USA Today Doxes Members of President Trump's Golf Club
- September 06, 2017

Initiation fees top $100,000 and that's not including other annual fees that mean only the most wealthy can belong. Although it is not illegal for the executives and lobbyists to pay membership fees and dues for a country club, the USA Today report does suggest that Trump and business and government insiders could be blurring ethical lines. (more...)
North Korea Makes A Nuclear 'Gift ' Threat As Trump And Turnbull Talk North Korea Makes A Nuclear 'Gift ' Threat As Trump And Turnbull Talk
- September 06, 2017

South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. Last year, China shipped just over 96,000 tonnes of gasoline and nearly 45,000 tonnes of diesel to North Korea, where it is used across the economy, from fishermen and farmers to truckers and the military. (more...)
City will offer free lunch for all public school students City will offer free lunch for all public school students
- September 06, 2017

When New York City public schools get back in session Thursday, lunch will be free of charge for every student. The program is paid for through a federal program that provides free lunches in the nation's highest-poverty schools. Free midday meals will be available to all schools and students that participate in SchoolFood, including charter and non-public schools, the city's education department said Wednesday. (more...)
North Korea, a threat to world peace North Korea, a threat to world peace
- September 06, 2017

As the United States and its allies scramble to cook up sanctions tough enough to curb North Korea's weapons program or bring it to the table, many have pointed out that decades of diplomacy and sanctions have failed to contain Pyongyang's nuclear breakout. (more...)
Elementary school principal charged with luring teen girls online Elementary school principal charged with luring teen girls online
- September 06, 2017

Waggoner also engaged in sexually inappropriate conversations , discussed engaging in sexual acts and provided sexually explicit photos to a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. Waggoner was not far from Four Peaks when he was taken into custody Tuesday, according to cops. "When I first met him I thought something was a little odd about him", said Kay Garrett , whose granddaughter attends the school. (more...)
Tropical Depression 13 strengthens into Tropical Storm Katia Tropical Depression 13 strengthens into Tropical Storm Katia
- September 06, 2017

As powerful Hurricane Irma tears across the Caribbean towards Florida, a new tropical storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday and is threatening to become a hurricane, United States weather monitors said. This system is expected to meander over the southern Gulf for the next few days and will bring heavy rain to parts of eastern Mexico for the rest of the week. (more...)
Florida Activates 1000 National Guard Members for Irma Preparedness Florida Activates 1000 National Guard Members for Irma Preparedness
- September 06, 2017

The mission--which was called to duty and departed DE on Tuesday, August 29, 2017--included transporting 31 emergency aid personnel, more than 24 tons of cargo, and 214 evacuations. One team is in Fort Worth, Texas, assisting with medical support missions. The team consists of flight nurses, aeromedical evacuation technicians, and a health services administrator. (more...)
Florida Sex Offenders Not Allowed At Hurricane Irma Shelters, Sheriff Says Florida Sex Offenders Not Allowed At Hurricane Irma Shelters, Sheriff Says
- September 06, 2017

The sheriff's office took to social media to warn sex offenders that LEOs will be checking IDs at each shelter door. Sheriff Grady Judd is well-known in his county for controversial statements and actions in the past. "Rethink your words carefully", one person tweeted. The Polk County Sheriff's Office official twitter account said Wednesday that law enforcement officers will be checking identification at every shelter, and "sex offenders / predators will not be allowed". (more...)
Officer Opens Fire in Downtown Los Angeles; 1 in Custody Officer Opens Fire in Downtown Los Angeles; 1 in Custody
- September 06, 2017

Saul Gomez. Authorities said the man took an "aggressive shooting stance", and that's when a CHP officer shot him three times. It was unclear what led to the shooting but the spokesman did say a "suspect" was "down" and in custody. Authorities responded to the call at 6:08 a.m. near Spring Street and Third Street. Tao said the man was hit by gunfire and went down, and he does not yet know the status of the subject. (more...)
'Who is next?': Killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh sparks protests 'Who is next?': Killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh sparks protests
- September 06, 2017

The BJP, however, accused the Congress vice-president of trying to make "political capital" out of Lankesh's murder while Union minister Nitin Gadkari rejected the allegations linking the killing to the people following its ideology, terming them as "irresponsible, baseless and false". (more...)
Donald Trump sides with Democrats against Republicans over crucial debt ceiling vote Donald Trump sides with Democrats against Republicans over crucial debt ceiling vote
- September 06, 2017

Senate Republican leaders had planned to use the measure to suspend the debt ceiling past the November 2018 congressional elections, but Trump's move upended their strategy. Schumer urged Republicans to put forward legislation protecting the Dreamers without other issues attached. The deal promises to speed the $7.9 billion Hurricane Harvey aid bill, which passed the House overwhelmingly Wednesday, to Trump's desk before disaster accounts run out later this week. (more...)
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...)