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Lower House gives Commission on Human Rights P1,000 budget for 2018 Lower House gives Commission on Human Rights P1,000 budget for 2018
- September 13, 2017

Since the former mayor of Davao city became president last July , government figures show police have killed close to 3,500 "drug personalities", although activists say these are alleged drug users and suspected small-time dealers. "It can not deliver on its mandate without an appropriate budget, particularly at a time when it is confronted with allegations of massive human rights violations throughout the country, and including, but not only, in the context of the ill-advised, destructive ... (more...)
New Zealand MP denies spying for China New Zealand MP denies spying for China
- September 13, 2017

Mr Bill English, the leader of the National party, said he had always been aware that Dr Yang was involved in military intelligence when he lived in China, The New Zealand Herald reported. New Zealanders should be very concerned that a principal National Party fundraiser and a list MP, highly placed inside the party, was a member of the Chinese intelligence service. (more...)
Hurricane Irma's trail of destruction in Cuba leaves 10 dead Hurricane Irma's trail of destruction in Cuba leaves 10 dead
- September 13, 2017

However, the effect of the storm's devastation in the Caribbean is coming into clearer focus as Cuba has reported at least ten people dead , mostly due to collapsed buildings when the then-Category 5 hurricane barreled into the island nation. (more...)
Stalin moves court seeking floor test Stalin moves court seeking floor test
- September 13, 2017

According to the petitioner, at present, at least 21 AIADMK MLAs and 98 DMK MLAs and its alliance have expressed their unequivocal no-confidence in the Palaniswamy ministry. He demanded an order for Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, seeking a vote of confidence and resolves the political crisis in the state. "We will definitely bring in a no-confidence motion on behalf of the DMK", he added. (more...)
Kim fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash Kim fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash
- September 13, 2017

The resolution asks countries around the world to inspect ships going in and out of North Korea's ports (a provision authorized by the Security Council in 2009) but does not authorize the use of force for ships that do not comply, as the Trump administration had originally proposed. (more...)
N.Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions N.Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Trump noted the 15-0 United Nations vote during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak , but said they are "just another very small step, not a big deal" and suggested that he doesn't know "if it has any impact". US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a conference earlier on Tuesday that if China did not follow through on the new sanctions, "we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and global dollar system". (more...)
Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai
- September 13, 2017

The explosion was followed by shooting by militants who emerged from the desert area along the sides of the road and began shooting at security forces, The New Arab reports. A militant Islamic State (IS) group affiliate based in North Sinai has killed hundreds of soldiers and police in attacks since the military in 2013 ousted president Mohamed Morsi. (more...)
Duterte's congress assigns just $20 to Philippines human rights commission Duterte's congress assigns just $20 to Philippines human rights commission
- September 13, 2017

The police reject that and say they kill only in self-defence. "Why should you get budget from the government?" The budget cut now needs to be passed by the Senate, which is dominated by Duterte loyalists, before being sent to the president for a signature. (more...)
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
- September 13, 2017

Reminders of the unusual arrangement - some amusing and some poignantly underscoring the intersection between baseball and real life - were present. NY is 78-65 overall this season and 38-38 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 71-74 and 36-35 at home. (more...)
At least 270000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 2 weeks, United Nations says At least 270000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 2 weeks, United Nations says
- September 13, 2017

Those attacks led to a sweeping military counter-offensive by Myanmar security forces. A rights group said satellite images showed about 450 buildings had been burned down in a Myanmar border town largely inhabited by Rohingya, as part of what the Muslim minority refugees say is a concerted effort to expel them. (more...)
NH Officials To Assist Probe Into Alleged Attempted Hanging Of Biracial Boy NH Officials To Assist Probe Into Alleged Attempted Hanging Of Biracial Boy
- September 13, 2017

Injuries to an 8-year-old boy after an alleged attack in New Hampshire. Disturbing images have surfaced of a young boy with his neck covered in rope burns. Police are releasing few details, since everyone involved is 14 years old or younger. Slattery also says none of the teenagers attempted to help her grandson down, and the boy swung back and forth from the tree three times before he was able to get himself free. (more...)
North Korea threatens severe consequences over new sanctions North Korea threatens severe consequences over new sanctions
- September 13, 2017

The resolution follows other sanctions passed a month ago banning exports of coal, lead and seafood which are to yet be implemented. U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday at the United Nations the tough new measures were a message to Pyongyang that "the world will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea". (more...)
United States top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps United States top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps
- September 13, 2017

Texas, represented by Republican superlawyer Paul Clement, asked the Supreme Court to stay this decision, arguing that "allowing the State to continue to use [its current maps] for the 2018 elections will impose little harm", because "if the plaintiffs ultimately prevail before this Court on appeal, a new map could still be drawn in time for the 2020 elections". (more...)
S Korea Finds Xenon-133 Isotopes in Air After Pyongyang's Nuclear Test S Korea Finds Xenon-133 Isotopes in Air After Pyongyang's Nuclear Test
- September 13, 2017

The North Korean government has spoken about plans for an attack on United States military facilities in Guam. "As long we have a very powerful nuclear arsenal, we can ensure the security and peace of the homeland and its people", the official added. (more...)
Yet another tropical storm forms; this one is named Katia Yet another tropical storm forms; this one is named Katia
- September 13, 2017

As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, its wind speed had increased to 105 miles per hour, bumping it up to Category 2. Hurricane watches were issued on Thursday for the area. Irma formed on the heels of Hurricane Harvey , which displaced thousands of residents in Texas. Having three hurricanes active at the same time in the Atlantic Basin is rather rare. (more...)
Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear program
- September 13, 2017

This risks a veto from either power and would bring the US and North Korea closer to war. "Recently, high ranking French politicians startled the people by saying absurd things with regards to the DPRK's (North Korea's) successful detonation of an H-bomb for ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile)", Ri said in an interview with AFP in Pyongyang on Friday. (more...)
Kim Jong Un celebrates success of H-Bomb test
- September 13, 2017

Ms Haley last week dismissed the proposal as "insulting". China's United Nations ambassador, Liu Jieyi, called for a resumption of negotiations "sooner rather than later". Haley last week called the proposal "insulting" and said the United States has maintained that North Korea needs to halt their activities before talks can take place. (more...)
Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens
- September 13, 2017

Anchor: U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted that he would intensify economic and diplomatic pressure against North Korea rather than use a military option. North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on September 9 past year, and then carried out a sixth a week ago, saying it was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted on to a missile - prompting global condemnation and calls for further sanctions. (more...)
North Korea warns United States of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions North Korea warns United States of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions
- September 13, 2017

The new sanctions ban 90 percent of North Korea's publicly-reported exports and cap the amount of oil the country is able to import, according to a US official familiar with the negotiations. South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday the only way for Pyongyang to end diplomatic isolation and become free of economic pressure was to end its nuclear programme and resume dialogue. (more...)
Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear programme Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear programme
- September 13, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a statement that the unanimous adoption of the sanctions showed the worldwide community is "united against the illegal and reckless acts by the North Korean regime". Despite the impending vote on potentially painful economic sanctions, the atmosphere in Pyongyang over the weekend was one of celebration. And most researchers believe the WannaCry ransomware attack, which affected computers at major companies and public institutions worldwide in ... (more...)
The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force
- September 13, 2017

Officers Nordman, Hamil and Rengering had no idea what was about to happen. Officers from the Gainesville Police Department have captured the eyes of America and perhaps the heart of many admirers. Officer Rengering is single and, according to the post , has been placed into "Cougar Prey Protective Care". As of Tuesday night, the picture had more than 94,000 comments and 233,000 reactions. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Hurricane Irma. Here's what we know Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Hurricane Irma. Here's what we know
- September 13, 2017

Irma's powerful center could pass just north of Puerto Rico - a U.S. territory of about 3.4 million people - on Wednesday afternoon and night, threatening heavy rain and unsafe coastal storm surges, forecasters said. Hurricanes Jose and Katia are both getting stronger. For Jose , the government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla. (more...)
Oklahoma DL suing NCAA following suspension for banned substance Oklahoma DL suing NCAA following suspension for banned substance
- September 13, 2017

Bledsoe missed the second half of the 2016 season and is now not eligible to play until Week 6 of 2017. Bledsoe, a former four-star prospect from Lawrence (Kansas) High School, appeared in six games as a freshman last season and will provide depth when his suspension ends October 5, two days before OU hosts Iowa State. (more...)
Tanker, dredger collide in Singapore waters, 5 crew missing Tanker, dredger collide in Singapore waters, 5 crew missing
- September 13, 2017

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement that the incident happened at 12.40am on Wednesday, about 3.15km south-west of Sisters Island. The maritime authority has told ships to look out for the missing crew and to navigate with caution near the collision site. The tanker's 26 Indonesian crew members were not injured. (more...)
Hurricane Irma destruction, Never Forget; KCRA Morning News Brief 9/11 Hurricane Irma destruction, Never Forget; KCRA Morning News Brief 9/11
- September 13, 2017

The National Hurricane Center said Irma's winds were at 110 miles per hour (177 kph), just below major hurricane status, as the center of the still risky and wide storm moved farther inland. A flash-flood warning is in effect for the city this morning as water is expected to flow in from the St. Johns River. Gov. Nathan Deal is asking people to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Irma claims lives and damages trees and buildings. (more...)
Trump Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary with Moment of Silence Trump Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary with Moment of Silence
- September 13, 2017

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. "It was the worst attack on our country since Pearl Harbor and even worse because this was an attack on civilians - innocent men, women and children whose lives were taken so needlessly", Trump said . "They can come here and see this attractive tribute, and they can walk through the visitor's center to learn about what happened that day", she said. (more...)
Donald Trump : US president says North Korea sanctions just the beginning
- September 13, 2017

And President Trump appeared skeptical about their effectiveness, describing the United Nations vote as "another very small step". MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Hi, Kelly. The latest Security Council vote is regarded as a test of the global community's resolve on the crisis, and private talks on its content have been ongoing between China and the US. (more...)
Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system
- September 13, 2017

Gabriel's statement shows how far the tension has risen as Germany heads for elections on September 24. Relations between Ankara and Berlin have come under increased pressure after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan started a crackdown on political opponents after a failed coup a year ago. (more...)
India can not deport Rohingya refugees, says United Nations official India can not deport Rohingya refugees, says United Nations official
- September 13, 2017

United Nations acknowledges that Rohingyas have endured killings, torture and mass rape. "By virtue of customary law, its ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the obligations of due process and the universal principle of non-refoulement, India can not carry out collective expulsions, or return people to a place where they risk torture or other serious violations", he said. (more...)
North Korea 'ready and willing' to respond to sanctions imposed by US North Korea 'ready and willing' to respond to sanctions imposed by US
- September 13, 2017

The UN move was triggered by the North's sixth and largest nuclear test this month and was the ninth such resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs since 2006. (more...)

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