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Catalan Independence Supporters Gather in Barcelona in Support of Mayors Catalan Independence Supporters Gather in Barcelona in Support of Mayors
- September 16, 2017

People wave independence flags in support of Catalan mayors under investigation. If the mayors do not respond to the order, police should arrest them, the order said. The Scottish government lent its support to the Catalan referendum. He added that if Catalonia gains independence, it will not be able to become an EU member state immediately after the referendum and will have to follow the same accession process to be admitted to the European Union as those countries that had been entering ... (more...)
Omar Khadr could gain new freedoms Friday Omar Khadr could gain new freedoms Friday
- September 16, 2017

A hearing to consider loosening Khadr's bail restrictions pending an appeal of his conviction by a USA military commission for war crimes was originally scheduled for August 31 in Edmonton, but was rescheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. The Toronto-born Khadr spent years in USA detention at Guantanamo Bay after he was caught when he was 15 and accused of tossing a grenade that killed special forces soldier Christopher Speer at a militant compound in Afghanistan in 2002. (more...)
Civilization on Barbuda has been 'extinguished' by Irma Civilization on Barbuda has been 'extinguished' by Irma
- September 16, 2017

About a week ago, one of the strongest hurricanes in recent decades, " Irma ", passed through the Caribbean, causing serious damage to several islands . According to Sanders, Barbuda generates annual revenues of about Dollars 1 billion, but he thinks they will not be able to recover the island . Currently, residents of the island are housed in government buildings and hospitals in Antigua . (more...)
'At least' four killed in M5 motorway crash 'At least' four killed in M5 motorway crash
- September 16, 2017

The force asked drivers to avoid the area. Highways England stated there was six miles of traffic congested northbound of the closure, and two miles stretching southbound. "Several people offered us water and one man came out of his auto to give food". The most striking thing about the scene is the nearly complete silence here. (more...)
6th person dies at Florida nursing home 6th person dies at Florida nursing home
- September 16, 2017

Gambineri, a health department spokeswoman. "If you have power and you are nearby, get them somewhere where there is air conditioning or even just get them out of the house to a public place that has air conditioning ". Defede said that was nearly verbatim the statement the utility had offered on Wednesday. Five people died in a nursing home left without air conditioning . (more...)
Mamata government puts end to controversy on Durga idol immersion Mamata government puts end to controversy on Durga idol immersion
- September 16, 2017

Bengal has 30% minority population. Yesterday, the West Bengal government, which drew flak over restrictions on immersion of Durga idols, told the Calcutta High Court that immersion will be allowed till 10 pm on September 30, though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that it will be permitted only till 6 pm on that day. (more...)
USA urges action after N. Korea's missile launch
- September 16, 2017

Any further steps would need to be worked out with the agreement of the entire UN Security Council , he said . European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Friday, September 15, condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch over Japan as an "outrageous provocation" and vowed to step up sanctions on the rogue regime. (more...)
Hurricane Irma blamed for man's death in North Carolina
- September 16, 2017

Reinsurers that have historically specialized in property catastrophe reinsurance or are more US-centric and have maintained their risk appetites for Florida and Caribbean property catastrophe risks are likely to be more disproportionately impacted by these losses than are peers with greater geographic diversification. (more...)
Learn 'a little bit of English' - just like Melania Trump Learn 'a little bit of English' - just like Melania Trump
- September 16, 2017

The Američki Institut offers English courses for children and adults at all levels, as well as Croatian language courses. Brett Campbell, owner of the American Institute and an American living in Croatia, says the company wanted "a campaign that would remind people about the importance of speaking foreign languages and about the importance of this knowledge for worldwide success". (more...)
Narmada Dam gates closed only to please PM: CPM leader Narmada Dam gates closed only to please PM: CPM leader
- September 16, 2017

She said water released for Sardar Sarovar dam has submerged many areas. The dam has storage capacity of 4.73 million cubic metres. Fifty-seven per cent of the electricity produced from the dam goes to Maharashtra, while Madhya Pradesh gets 27 per cent and 16 per cent is provided to Gujarat. (more...)
Gen VK Singh wrongly tweets announcing death of Arjan Singh Gen VK Singh wrongly tweets announcing death of Arjan Singh
- September 16, 2017

The 98-year-old officer was commissioned into the IAF in 1938 and served as the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) from August 1, 1964 to July 15, 1969. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited him in Army Hospital, the IAF said. He was promoted to the lifelong rank in 2002. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman too met Singh along with his family members. Wishing a speedy recovery to Singh, PM Modi tweeted, "We are all praying for the speedy recovery of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan ... (more...)
Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction
- September 16, 2017

Many people were surviving on military rations handed out by US Marines and the National Guard or at a local church that is serving 500 people a day. "The houses have their roofs blown off; even some churches where people sheltered have lost roofs". (more...)
Police up patrols at railway stations in Hertfordshire following London's terror attack
- September 16, 2017

He told the Press Association: "Code critical is a well-rehearsed plan now, regrettably of course". "The force is also reviewing policing operations for crowded places and public events taking place throughout the weekend". "Communities across the United Kingdom can expect to see more officers, both armed and unarmed, on patrol by foot and in vehicles over the weekend". (more...)
Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power
- September 16, 2017

Video from the evacuation scene shows residents sitting in wheelchairs outside of the nursing home, reports WCVB . Hollywood police are investigating the eight deaths. "I have nothing", said Mercedes Lopez, 50, whose family fled north from the Keys town of Marathon on Friday and rode out the storm at an Orlando hotel, only to learn their home was destroyed, along with the gasoline station where Lopez worked. (more...)
Russian Federation expects to compete at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Russian Federation expects to compete at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
- September 16, 2017

Early indications suggest that proving wrongdoing by some implicated athletes is likely to be hard. The New York Times is reporting that the World Anti-Doping Agency has agreed to clear 95 of the first 96 Russian athletes whose cases were under review. (more...)
White House Deliberates over Amnesty White House Deliberates over Amnesty
- September 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's dealing with Democrats have not gone over well with many of his most fervent of fans. Trump was quick to respond to their statement , as he tweeted September 14, "No deal was made last night on DACA". This week, Republican leadership has been attempting to downplay the Democratic Party's growing influence in the White House ever since the president's productive bipartisan meetings kicked off last week. (more...)
Jose re-strengthens into Category 1 hurricane
- September 16, 2017

ET Friday update from the National Hurricane Center . Just how far it moves west before turning to the north will tell forecasters a great deal about the likelihood of whether it will make landfall somewhere along the eastern United States coastline. (more...)
WTA Tour: Christina McHale the one to beat WTA Tour: Christina McHale the one to beat
- September 16, 2017

Diyas, who underwent wrist surgery past year, would not be beaten, however, and regained her composure to force her way back into the match at the start of the third set. Diyas, a finalist here in 2014, will face either Croatia's Jana Fett or Japan's Miyu Kato in Sunday's final. Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. (more...)
Troops kill 18 Burundian Refugees In Congo
- September 16, 2017

Congo's military could not immediately be reached for comment. "There were shots from (Congolese forces) and the police on asylum seekers", she said. The toll could rise further, as the refugees took the bodies of other victims to the Pakistani-run United Nations camp at Kamanyola, he said. (more...)
Egypt condemns 7 to death over Daesh links, Copt beheading Egypt condemns 7 to death over Daesh links, Copt beheading
- September 16, 2017

Mass trials have been held for thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, and hundreds have received death sentences or lengthy prison terms. In 2014, Egypt charged Morsi and nine others with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar. (more...)
Gerard Pique sends Whatsapp message to Barcelona players about Real Madrid Gerard Pique sends Whatsapp message to Barcelona players about Real Madrid
- September 16, 2017

Real Sociedad are on fire right now, joint top of LaLiga and stoked up even more after a thumping 4-0 destruction of Rosenborg on Thursday in the Europa League, so they'll be looking forward to this visit from Real Madrid , who come in off the back of two home draws , missing several key players and with only the win over APOEL in the Champions League on Wednesday to cheer their spirits. (more...)
CBSE orders psychometric test of all school staff CBSE orders psychometric test of all school staff
- September 16, 2017

The two-member CBSE team also has observed that the school had insufficient CCTV cameras. "Despite being a daily practice, it is important for parents to pay keen interest to this narration, every day for the parents" responsibility towards the safety of their child extends to when they are in school. (more...)
GOP senators ask Tillerson to close Cuba embassy over attacks on diplomats GOP senators ask Tillerson to close Cuba embassy over attacks on diplomats
- September 16, 2017

All the signatories, Senators Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida), are members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The first complaints by USA diplomats came as early as previous year, when some felt a vibration in their bodies while in certain parts of their homes. (more...)
Bitcoin China to cease digital assets trading Bitcoin China to cease digital assets trading
- September 16, 2017

But although Chinese exchanges used to dominate bitcoin trading - according to their reports - because of the fact that they did not charge fees, volumes have plunged since January, when Chinese authorities made fees mandatory. What is known, however, is that the falling price of bitcoin makes mining operation less profitable. However, according to Yicai, on September 13th, the China Internet Finance Association issued a risk warning , saying that all of the so-called " virtual ... (more...)
OIC has no locus standi to comment on Kashmir OIC has no locus standi to comment on Kashmir
- September 16, 2017

Making intervention, Sardar Amjad Yousaf representing World Muslim Congress asked the UNHRC as to how long will the people of Jammu and Kashmir wait for this council to get permission from the India government to facilitate United Nations fact finding mission to investigate the disappearances of thousands of people and those who have been "extra judicially killed in fake encounters and blinded by the pellet guns". (more...)
Xylem Inc. (XYL) Stake Boosted by Calamos Advisors LLC Xylem Inc. (XYL) Stake Boosted by Calamos Advisors LLC
- September 16, 2017

Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 4,784 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $225,000 after acquiring an additional 286 shares in the last quarter. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $59.67. Daiwa Sb Invests has 0.42% invested in Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL). The RSI for Xylem Inc. (more...)
Lions First Look: Giants Open As 5-Point Favorites Lions First Look: Giants Open As 5-Point Favorites
- September 16, 2017

They are also 6-2 in their last 8 meetings against the Giants. Unfortunately for O'Connor, he was outplayed by both Jeremiah Valoaga and Alex Barrett in the preseason, therefore he was left off the 53-man roster. In that game, Matthew Stafford , who was playing with an injured finger, threw for 273 yards but was unable to get the Lions into the end zone. But somebody's got to win, and the visiting team is 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games in this matchup. (more...)
Iraqi forces commence retake of IS-held town Iraqi forces commence retake of IS-held town
- September 16, 2017

Saturday's offensive follows a series of military setbacks suffered by ISIL in Iraq. Iraqi forces captured the whole of the IS-held city of Mosul in July, which was seized by jihadis in their 2014 campaign in Syria and Iraq. The Iraqi army, paramilitary Hashd Shaabi force and the border guards force advanced in the vast desert area to free the Akashat village and to clear nearby areas, which is part of Iraq's Anbar province, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior military official as saying. (more...)
Milan Melindo makes weight on second try, title defense on Milan Melindo makes weight on second try, title defense on
- September 16, 2017

He shocked everybody anew on Friday when he came overweight during the official weigh-in as he tipped the scale over by 1.25 pounds. After about an hour and a half, Melindo got back on the scales and finally made weight at 108 pounds. Melindo wasn't the only fighter who had trouble on the scales. Mepranum returned later and was well under at 118.5. Johnreil Casimero and Zorro Sultan figure in an IBF title-elimination match at super-fly, a showdown capable of stealing the thunder from the ... (more...)
NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT
- September 16, 2017

The European Parliament resolution "strongly urges the military and security forces to immediately cease the killings, harassment and rape of the Rohingya people , and the burning of their homes". It has called for safe areas in Myanmar. In Yangon, presidential spokesman Zaw Htay said that while Burma's military denied crossing into Bangladesh's airspace, the matter is being investigated. (more...)

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