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President Trump meets with Emir of Kuwait President Trump meets with Emir of Kuwait
- September 07, 2017

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced on June 5 they had cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing it of having ties with Shiite Iran and fundamentalist Islamist groups. "Now is the time that we have to forget all of these differences", Al-Sabah said. Trump chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas visit as president in May, two weeks before the Gulf crisis erupted. (more...)
Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados
- September 07, 2017

A number of pro surfers who traveled to Barbados for the hurricane-generated high surf were reportedly in the water when the accident occurred, and tried to come to Venezia's rescue . Venezia was a Barbados Olympic surfing prospect for 2020 when the sport is scheduled to make its debut at the games. "I didn't know you long but you seemed like the nicest kid". (more...)
Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear? Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear?
- September 07, 2017

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following its recent nuclear test. The emergency session was called after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground on Sunday. But Defence Minister Song Young-Moo said Seoul believed Pyongyang had succeeded in miniaturising its nuclear weapons to fit into an ICBM. (more...)
No one can fight war against terror better than us: Khawaja Asif No one can fight war against terror better than us: Khawaja Asif
- September 07, 2017

Although the Pakistani army publicly denies they are harbouring Taliban, the United States emissaries expected General Bajwa not to maintain the same line in their discussions with them. "Many friendly relations have supported us, including China and Turkey". Dastgir Said, "40% of Afghanistan is a safe haven for terrorists", and added that "Pakistan has taken action against all groups on its soil and only the remnants of some are left". (more...)
US Senate approves Trump deal on hurricane aid, debt ceiling US Senate approves Trump deal on hurricane aid, debt ceiling
- September 07, 2017

Senate Democrats have suggested they are open to adding a debt increase to the Harvey bill but said they want to learn details of the measures before committing. The federal government has run up against its almost $20 trillion borrowing limit and needs an increase by the end of this month, or else default on some obligations, the Treasury Department says. (more...)
Golfers play while wildfire rages in background Golfers play while wildfire rages in background
- September 07, 2017

It's burning east of Portland, at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, according to an online update by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group . In another post, showing a view of the course and the fire from the clubhouse, the staff said it's "thinking of how many people will be affected" by the blaze, which has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. (more...)
Trump Suggests Doing Away With Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling Trump Suggests Doing Away With Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling
- September 07, 2017

They were optimistic his support would help secure more Republican votes.Only, Trump went rogue. Ban Sasse in a statement following the announcement. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer drew a line in the sand for Republican congressional leaders. Earlier in the day, Speaker Paul Ryan scoffed at the idea of a three-month debt limit increase. (more...)
Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports
- September 07, 2017

While some news outlets sensationally state that the airport was 'destroyed' , it's clear that the airport was damaged by the massive Hurricane. "The Maho Beach plane-watching was spectacular". The airport is at the top of the photo, toward the water on the right. Fire and police stations collapsed and the main hospital in St. Thomas sustained heavy damage. (more...)
'Ku Klux Klowns' display closes Richmond's Bryan Park 'Ku Klux Klowns' display closes Richmond's Bryan Park
- September 07, 2017

The art collective INDECLINE , which released a video showing four masked men dressed in black hanging the clowns overnight, said in a press release the action is intended as a "protest of the White Nationalist uprising in the United States". (more...)
DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement
- September 07, 2017

The rules - set forth in a memo now known as the " Dear Colleague Letter " - told schools they must investigate and resolve all complaints of sexual assault, even if there is a separate criminal case. They're carrying signs, and one says: "Donald Trump supports Betsy DeVos supports perpetrators". "Washington has forced ambiguous and broad" definitions of sexual assault, DeVos said. (more...)
Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introduction Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introduction
- September 07, 2017

At Thursday's press conference, Thomas said he's working daily to get healthy. I want them to see how my getting traded - just like that, without any warning - by the franchise that I scratched and clawed for, and bled for, and put my everything on the line for? Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (4). (more...)
Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis
- September 07, 2017

Despite increased United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, dictator Kim Jong-un has accelerated the pursuit of nuclear weapons and long-rang missiles to threaten the U.S. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to press Putin for his support over the North Korea's provocation, when the two leaders hold talks in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday. (more...)
Climate change factor in extreme weather Climate change factor in extreme weather
- September 07, 2017

Here's a look at the 10 deadliest of those storms, including Hurricane Harvey's most recent estimates. Mann recently appeared in Before the Flood , Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary on climate change . But we need to confront it before it gets worse. The Trump administration has pledged millions in aid to Texas refugees, while at the same time banning Middle-Eastern refugees equally affected by years of climate-change-caused prolonged drought that has fostered political upheaval. (more...)
State of Emergency declared for six Ga. counties ahead of Hurricane Irma State of Emergency declared for six Ga. counties ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 07, 2017

Officials said the state Emergency Operations Center is at Level 4, meaning the center is staffed and monitoring the storm constantly. The governor said he will hold a news conference Friday morning. Cooper said that Irma is expected to weaken to tropical storm strength by the time it reaches North Carolina, but it will still be risky, with high winds and flash flooding. (more...)
"Dead" Woman Wakes Up In Mortuary Freezer In Kerala
- September 07, 2017

On the way home though, relatives thought that Ratnam had died as she had no movement and they shifted her to a mortuary. But when the relatives noticed her breathing and showing some movement nearly an hour after she was kept in the mortuary, they shifted her to a private hospital in Kattappana village and informed the police, according to The News Minute . (more...)
Federal prosecutor says NJ senator Federal prosecutor says NJ senator "sold his office"
- September 07, 2017

Bob Menendez is a longtime friend of the Florida eye doctor with whom he's on trial, and the government's fraud and bribery case against them is built on assumptions, the doctor's attorney said Thursday in his opening statement. Melgen, 63, was born in the Dominican Republic and cares deeply about his country, Ogrosky said, sharing an interest with Menendez in Latin American issues. (more...)
Berkeley County Schools & Offices To Close Friday In Preparation of Hurricane Irma Berkeley County Schools & Offices To Close Friday In Preparation of Hurricane Irma
- September 07, 2017

Residents in the Manatee County area are encouraged to evacuate inland, staying with family or friends. "If you're asked to leave, please leave, we did this a year ago with Hurricane Matthew, the evacuation worked fine, that's because we all worked together". (more...)
Cosmo DiNardo Makes Brief Court Appearance in Bucks County Farm Slayings Case Cosmo DiNardo Makes Brief Court Appearance in Bucks County Farm Slayings Case
- September 07, 2017

DiNardo reportedly has already made a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. DiNardo's waiver was not unusual; prosecutors said in July that he had confessed to fatally shooting Thomas C. "It was short", Kline said of the hearing. The deal, announced mid-investigation by Bensalem-based defense attorney Paul Lang, saw DiNardo admit to the four killings and provide investigators with the location of Patrick's body. (more...)
Officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach; Suspect and cop hurt Officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach; Suspect and cop hurt
- September 07, 2017

Thursday. Officers responded to the call, and a shooting occurred, she said. Another officer was injured, but it isn't confirmed whether or not he was also transported for treatment. The two officers and the subject were hospitalized, but details about their conditions were not immediately available. All three were reported to be in stable condition. (more...)
China, Russia united to 'appropriately deal' with N Korea China, Russia united to 'appropriately deal' with N Korea
- September 07, 2017

Mr Moon, who came to power this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with North Korea, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line. "Enough is enough. War is never something the United States wants ". No US military action appeared imminent, and the immediate focus appeared to be on ratcheting up economic penalties, which have had little effect thus far. (more...)
Harvey Slams Parts Of Texas Overnight Before Coming Ashore Again In Louisiana Harvey Slams Parts Of Texas Overnight Before Coming Ashore Again In Louisiana
- September 07, 2017

The ensuing floods devastated parts of Houston , plus Beaumont and Port Arthur along the Louisiana border. While heavy rains have ended in the Houston area, more danger looms. But risky flooding will continue from Houston all the way into southwestern Louisiana for the rest of the week, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Oregon, Washington Sue Trump Administration Over DACA Decision Oregon, Washington Sue Trump Administration Over DACA Decision
- September 07, 2017

President Obama created the DACA program in 2012. Congress has been given six months to come up with a solution to the 800-thousand undocumented Dreamers who were brought into the country illegally as children. "Who knows? Maybe I'd be the president of Croatia". We take a look at how DACA impacts both the USA economy and higher education and ask whether being a "nation of laws" trumps America's history as a nation of immigrants . (more...)
Theresa May discusses Yemen war with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Theresa May discusses Yemen war with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister
- September 07, 2017

It blames more than 8,000 of the casualties on the coalition and more than 3,700 on the Houthis . The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates more than 10,000 civilians have been killed and 47,800 wounded since the Saudi intervention. (more...)
Mass. joins other states in suing Trump administration over DACA Mass. joins other states in suing Trump administration over DACA
- September 07, 2017

President Trump's statement Tuesday formally announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will come to an end early next year . People who already have a 2-year work visa through DACA that's set to expire before March 5, 2018 they have until October 5, 2017 to submit their renewal paperwork. (more...)
UN Security Council Urges For More Robust Action Against North Korea UN Security Council Urges For More Robust Action Against North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said: "Enough is enough. we must adopt the strongest possible measures". What remains untapped that has the potential to stifle Pyongyang's nuclear pursuits is cutting off its supplies of oil and other fuels. (more...)
North Korea crisis can be solved with 'common sense', says President Putin North Korea crisis can be solved with 'common sense', says President Putin
- September 07, 2017

Putin: "Trump is not my bride ". "He is not my bride and I am not his bride or groom". It said the decision was in response to the Kremlin forcing the USA to cut diplomatic staff in Russian Federation, and warned it was "prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted". (more...)
Indian Army will breach LoC and strike whenever needed Indian Army will breach LoC and strike whenever needed
- September 07, 2017

Two Indian Army porters were injured on Thursday after armies of India and Pakistan resorted to cross border shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. He said the army men effectively returned the fire and both sides exchanged gunfire for about 15 minutes. We have a mechanism to deal with.in hinterland we are dealing with military and killed more than 100 militant in Kashmir ... (more...)
Four people killed by suspected Al-Shabaab militia in Hindi, Lamu County Four people killed by suspected Al-Shabaab militia in Hindi, Lamu County
- September 07, 2017

In a statement published by jihadi monitoring site Jihadoscope, Al-Shabab said that its fighters had "managed to temporarily control Hindi town in Kenya's Lamo coastal province, killing five occupiers who are Kenyan Christians". Roads have been blocked and tyres are being burned everywhere as the police try to calm the residents. The residents also burnt tyres on the road, causing a traffic jam for nearly half an hour before General Service Unit (GSU) officers came in and dispersed the ... (more...)
Michael Bennett's Incident With Police Explained By Vegas PD Michael Bennett's Incident With Police Explained By Vegas PD
- September 07, 2017

Bennett posted a Twitter account early Wednesday saying police singled him out as he was running from a sharp sound following the August 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. He said the officer who apprehended Bennett did not have hid body camera on at the time. "We are thankful he is safe, and we take this opportunity to say that we stand in support of him and anyone facing inequalities". (more...)
Visiting Lahore feels like home, says Kiwis World Cup hero Visiting Lahore feels like home, says Kiwis World Cup hero
- September 07, 2017

The PCB chairman urged the media to cooperate in promoting the efforts of the board to bring global cricket back to Pakistan. Sethi also stressed that "irresponsible reporting" may affect Sri Lanka's decision to visit Pakistan for a T20 match and the subsequent arrival of West Indies for a three-match series next month. (more...)