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Macau shuts down casinos as storm approaches Macau shuts down casinos as storm approaches
- September 18, 2018

This was also the first time that the world's largest and most prominent gambling hub suspended gaming operations since casino licenses were granted in 2002. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.8 per cent, while shares of multiple gambling operators suffered bigger declines - Galaxy Entertainment Group shares fell 4.6 per cent, SJM Holdings dropped 3.9 per cent, followed by Wynn Macau , which was down 3.2 per cent. (more...)
Who is responsible for shooting down the Russian plane over Syria? Who is responsible for shooting down the Russian plane over Syria?
- September 18, 2018

The war monitoring group said the target appeared to be an ammunition depot that in the compound of the state Institute for Technical Industries. A witness in Latakia told Reuters that he spotted four missiles downed by Syrian air defences. (more...)
'Serial killer' USA border agent admits to killing four prostitutes 'Serial killer' USA border agent admits to killing four prostitutes
- September 18, 2018

Garza says Ortiz "was going to try to commit suicide by cop" by brandishing his cellphone to look like a weapon. Ortiz confessed to kidnapping and assaulting the woman who escaped, and to murdering four people whose bodies had been found near a rural road in Webb County over the past two weeks with gunshots to the head. (more...)
Senators delay Kavanaugh vote, set public hearing with accuser
- September 18, 2018

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said of Ford Monday: "She should not be insulted. She should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill". But Susan Collins thought otherwise. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has not delayed the vote. Even after Feinstein sent the allegation to the FBI, Senate Democrats weren't littering the news with calls to denounce Kavanaugh. (more...)
100 killed in floods across 10 Nigerian states 100 killed in floods across 10 Nigerian states
- September 18, 2018

To this end, the NEMA boss said that stakeholders have agreed for the Agency to activate its National Contingency Plan, which is a policy document that authorize NEMA to establish operational structures in such cases. He added: EOCs A will handle operations in Kebbi, Niger and Kwara states. "NEMA headquarters will coordinate the entire operations". EOC B will be in charge of Edo and Kogi states, and the EOC C will oversee operations in Anambra and Delta. (more...)
At UN, US accuses Russian Federation of 'cheating' on North Korea sanctions At UN, US accuses Russian Federation of 'cheating' on North Korea sanctions
- September 18, 2018

The U.S. says its effort to keep pressure on North Korea's economy through sanctions approved by the Security Council is being undermined by Russian Federation and China, who the Americans accuse of helping Kim's regime skirt the restrictions. (more...)
USA to sharply cut cap on refugees to 30,000 for 2019 USA to sharply cut cap on refugees to 30,000 for 2019
- September 18, 2018

Team Trump has been willing to put up with a lot of bad publicity to keep dusky foreigners out, as evidenced by its determination to apply a "zero-tolerance" policy towards asylum-seekers who cross the border illegally, even if that means separating families . (more...)
Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation documents, texts from Russian Federation probe declassified
- September 18, 2018

Ohr, a senior justice department official who specialises in investigating organised crime, has come under attack from Trump and Republicans because his wife has worked for Fusion GPS, a private intelligence firm that was involved in the production of a notorious "dossier" of allegations linking Trump to Russian Federation. (more...)
Russia: Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian Russia: Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian
- September 18, 2018

Citing what they said were newly declassified documents, the Defense Ministry officials asserted that the missile was manufactured in Dolgoprudny, outside Moscow , in 1986 - five years before the Soviet Union fell apart - and was sent by railway to a missile brigade in Ternopil region of western Ukraine in December of that year. (more...)
Top Business Leaders Accompany Moon to N.Korea Top Business Leaders Accompany Moon to N.Korea
- September 18, 2018

Accompanying corporate executives, including Samsung Electronics ( 005930.KS ) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee and the chiefs of SK Group and LG Group, will meet with North Korean Deputy Prime Minister Ri Ryong Nam in charge of economic affairs, Im said. (more...)
Russian military aircraft 'SHOT DOWN' over Mediterranean during assault in Syria
- September 18, 2018

However, a United States official with knowledge of the attack, dismissed Russia's claims and told CNN the maritime patrol aircraft was actually inadvertently shot down by the Syrian regime. The war monitoring group said it was not clear if the depot was for Iranian or Syrian forces. Flames rise after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria, last year. (more...)
U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas: envoy U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas: envoy
- September 18, 2018

The US has revoked visas for the family of the PLO's ambassador in Washington, DC, the latest measure against Palestinian officials by the Trump administration. "As such, and reflecting congressional concerns, the administration has decided that the PLO office in Washington will close at this point". "Trump has become an enemy of the Palestinian people and an enemy of peace", the officials said according to a translation by the Times of Israel . (more...)
Nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh thrown into crisis Nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh thrown into crisis
- September 18, 2018

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants to hold a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh before the October 1 start of the Supreme Court's new term. Ford told the Post that she did not tell anyone, including her husband, about the incident until 2012. Trump Jr. has also mirrored his father's combative defiance toward special counsel's Robert Mueller's investigation while downplaying any talk of his own legal exposure stemming from his involvement in a 2016 Trump ... (more...)
Fire in Kings Plaza parking garage injures 21 Fire in Kings Plaza parking garage injures 21
- September 18, 2018

Rescue workers have suffered various levels of smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion while tackling the fire, according to authorities. Reports say more than two floors of the building are now on fire, witht the entire complex evacuated. The manager of a local auto dealership said he was anxious that some of its inventory could be damaged as a result of the fire. The mall was not open when the fire started so it was unclear how many vehicles were in the deck. (more...)
US Coast Guard employee removed for 'white power sign' on TV US Coast Guard employee removed for 'white power sign' on TV
- September 18, 2018

The "OK" sign's association with the white power movement started out as a 2017 hoax campaign aimed at drumming up false outrage. The incident occurred during a cable news segment on Florence between a Coast Guard captain and Ali Velshi . (more...)
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Karachi on first official visit Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Karachi on first official visit
- September 18, 2018

Pakistan's new premier Imran Khan has vowed to give citizenship to some Afghan refugees and Bengali immigrants, officials confirmed Monday, granting rights to many who have lived in the country for decades. During a fundraising event for dam construction in Karachi Khan has announced that his government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. (more...)
Judge to decide if police officer's trial stays in Chicago Judge to decide if police officer's trial stays in Chicago
- September 18, 2018

Within seconds of arriving on the scene, Van Dyke pulled his gun and emptied his magazine into McDonald , shooting the teen 16 times. The trial of Jason Van Dyke , the Chicago police officer charged with murdering Laquan McDonald , began Monday morning. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘completely false’ Brett Kavanaugh dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘completely false’
- September 18, 2018

To block Kavanaugh's confirmation , Senate Democrats will need to vote unanimously and secure the vote of at least two Republicans. Kavanaugh allegedly pinned Ford to a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothing, putting his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming. (more...)
Test of presidential emergency alert system postponed to Oct. 3 Test of presidential emergency alert system postponed to Oct. 3
- September 17, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to test a system allowing the president to send a message directly to cellphones of US residents. Do you have a plan? If you have a landline, do you have a phone that does not require power? For mobile phone users, send a text message rather than a voice call. (more...)
Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding
- September 17, 2018

Florence's merciless deluge has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and SC impassable - and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come. "I had to come out and rip the air conditioner out of the window, and that's when we handed him through the window". Tillis added that it is "very hard to say" when North Carolinians could expect life to return to normal. (more...)
Police seal off Salisbury restaurant over 'medical incident' Police seal off Salisbury restaurant over 'medical incident'
- September 17, 2018

Firefighters were also in attendance. South Western Ambulance Service said it dispatched four ambulances including a hazardous area response team after being called at 5.38pm yesterday. The woman, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died. The two suspects in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal have nothing to do with Russian President Vladimir Putin or the government, a Kremlin spokesman has told Russia media. (more...)
Woman Who Killed Evelyn Rodriguez May Have Vandalized Memorial Woman Who Killed Evelyn Rodriguez May Have Vandalized Memorial
- September 17, 2018

Lt. Kevin Beyrer said Rodriguez got into an argument shortly after 4 p.m. with a person related to a resident living on Ray Court in Brentwood regarding the placement of a memorial gathering which was to happen Friday evening in memory of Kayla Cuevas. (more...)
Russia, Turkey Tensions on Syria Persist as Putin Meets Erdogan Russia, Turkey Tensions on Syria Persist as Putin Meets Erdogan
- September 17, 2018

Among the Russian delegation were Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak, Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. It has killed an estimated 360,000 people and forced millions to flee their homes. While backing separate sides, Turkey, Russia, and Iran launched a negotiations process past year in the Kazakh capital, Astana, mainly dealing with battlefield issues, such as cease-fires and deescalation zones. (more...)
Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats? Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?
- September 17, 2018

Obama headlined a rally in Cleveland Thursday night for Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who's running for governor of OH, as well as other candidates including Senator Sherrod Brown. Cordray, who was Obama's appointee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is locked in a tight contest for governor against Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine. (more...)
Palestine president blasts Trump aide’s funding remarks Palestine president blasts Trump aide’s funding remarks
- September 17, 2018

An opinion poll shows that over 60 percent of Palestinians oppose resuming dialogue with the Trump administration after the USA cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid. Some Palestinian people believe that it's unfair, and diminishes Palestinian rights, settlements have expanded and the borders have no Palestinian authority. (more...)
Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off
- September 17, 2018

The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving west at 2 mph (3.2 kph), with its center located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. - A mother and her infant were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina , the first reported fatalities from Hurricane Florence, police said Friday. (more...)
Kavanaugh Accuser's Attorney: She Can Testify and Provide Polygraph Results
- September 17, 2018

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. Trump responded by attacking the women, calling all of them "liars". "That can not happen in this case". Mr. Judge, the other teen boy Ms. Ford accused, had no comment Sunday but denied the early sketchy reports Friday. The notes also say four boys attacked her - but Ford insists this was the therapist's mistake. (more...)
Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression
- September 17, 2018

Florence has been blamed for 13 deaths in the Carolinas. The US Marines, Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught. (more...)
Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public
- September 17, 2018

Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles Supreme Court nominations, penned an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday formalizing her opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination and briefly referencing her decision to share the letter's contents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Brexit: PM says 'it's either my deal or no deal' Brexit: PM says 'it's either my deal or no deal'
- September 17, 2018

In the interview marking six months until Brexit , the prime minister said she was confident of getting an agreement based on the compromise she reached with her cabinet at Chequers in July. "It's ensuring that we get that good deal from the European Union which is good for people in the United Kingdom, wherever they live in the United Kingdom, that's what's important for us". (more...)

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