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Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government
- September 19, 2017

Presidential advisor for worldwide affairs, Nabil Shaath, said Monday that Egypt played a vital role in getting Hamas to agree to dissolve its Gaza administrative committee and agree on reconciliation. Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said on Tuesday evening that his movement is ready to receive the Palestinian Unity Government in Gaza. (more...)
Xi and Trump discuss sanctions pressure on North Korea -White House Xi and Trump discuss sanctions pressure on North Korea -White House
- September 19, 2017

The objective of a multilateral forum is to be "subservient and subordinate". He said the Iranian government was running an "economically depleted rogue state" whose prime export is violence. The two leaders discussed "North Korea's continued defiance of the global community and its efforts to destabilize Northeast Asia", it said in a summary of the call that followed North Korea's launch of another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday. (more...)
Congressional Democrats arrested during DACA protest at Trump Tower Congressional Democrats arrested during DACA protest at Trump Tower
- September 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has said he will end the DACA program in six months and that Congress will have to pass legislation that protects those in the program. Three U.S. congressmen were arrested outside of Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday as part of a Dream Act protest, according to an advocacy organization. (more...)
German World War I submarine found off Belgian coast with 23 bodies German World War I submarine found off Belgian coast with 23 bodies
- September 19, 2017

The submarine hatches are closed, which indicates that the vessel has never been discovered before and that the crew of 22 sailors and one commander remain onboard. Historic England had chose to mark the 100-year anniversary of Germany's declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare by showing off the newly-acquired images. (more...)
US Air Force scrambles aircraft in response to latest NK missile test
- September 19, 2017

Washington has repeatedly urged Beijing to do more direct actions to rein in Pyongyang, while China - North Korea's main ally - says the U.S. should refrainshould refrain from issuing more threats. The idea of shooting down a missile even if it is not a direct threat is not new. However, the tone towards the Communist side is becoming more sharp, with US Representative at the UN, Niki Hailey, saying on Sunday that diplomatic options before the United Nations are exhausted, and Japanese ... (more...)
Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees possible Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees possible
- September 19, 2017

He gave no indication of what those terms might include. So here's a simple way to understand where Trump really stands on climate: Look at the discrete, domestic policies that would make the USA economy cleaner and greener - there, the administration's position is deeply at odds with Paris. (more...)
Inside the German election 2017 Inside the German election 2017
- September 19, 2017

The candidate, who is tipped to become Germany's economy minister, said: "It was my initiative to call for a Brexit cabinet - that was my own idea because I had the feeling that Brexit was being under-estimated at the ministerial level in Berlin - but I don't believe, actually, that the room to manoeuvre will be so big". (more...)
Kenya judges who nullified election over alleged 'irregularities' face threats, protests Kenya judges who nullified election over alleged 'irregularities' face threats, protests
- September 19, 2017

Maraga, who was speaking on behalf of the Judicial Service Commission, said such "attacks are degrading, demeaning and are meant to intimidate, threaten and cow the institution and cow the judges". Supporters of Jubilee Alliance, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, gather during a demonstration on September 19, 2017 outside the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi. (more...)
Trump addresses UN General Assembly Trump addresses UN General Assembly
- September 19, 2017

The senior official, who could not be identified according to briefing rules, said Trump would also have strong words about political and economic instability in Venezuela just hours after his working dinner Monday night with Latin American presidents. (more...)
U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill
- September 19, 2017

Nikki Haley spoke out about the "military options on the table" as she said the U.S. has exhausted all its options for dealing with Kim Jong-un's threats through the UN. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump at his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, which provided the photo, in Seoul on September 17, 2017. (more...)
Mattis talks up a military option
- September 19, 2017

Mattis acknowledged discussing that with his South Korean counterpart but declined to say whether that option was under consideration. "So, yes, it's working", he said. Mexico, Peru and Kuwait have either expelled or given notice to ambassadors since the September 3. nuclear test. In its latest provocation, Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, demonstrating the ability to hit the U.S. (more...)
Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of 'mini Satan' newborns Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of 'mini Satan' newborns
- September 19, 2017

The post also read the "navy nurse" and her friend made a baby dance to rap music. Employees at a Florida hospital have come under fire for social media posts showing them inappropriately handling a newborn. There are nearly 3,000 comments on the Facebook apology with upset people saying the nurses should be fired. Thompson also posted a picture of what is believed to be her giving a baby the middle finger and writing, "How I now feel about these mini Satans". (more...)
Sisi, Netanyahu meet publicly for the first time
- September 19, 2017

In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office said that the two met for about an hour and a half at Sisi's hotel. Trump too met Netanyahu in NY on Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly and again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement. (more...)
Minor allegedly gangraped in Rajasthan, accused on the run Minor allegedly gangraped in Rajasthan, accused on the run
- September 19, 2017

The incident came to light after the minor was rushed to a hospital on Monday for excessive bleeding. She is now receiving treatment at a hospital in the Rajasthan's capital city of Jaipur. Following the intensive treatment she's had to go through, the victim has is now going through movement disorder where she can not move her hands and limbs, nor has any control over her bowel movements. (more...)
Former CM Shankersinh Vaghela Joins Jan Vikalp Party Ahead of Gujarat Polls Former CM Shankersinh Vaghela Joins Jan Vikalp Party Ahead of Gujarat Polls
- September 19, 2017

Gujarat's political narrative has so far been defined by its bipolar contests between the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) and the Congress and previous attempts to form a third front have not been very successful. The defectors included Congress chief whip Balvantsinh Rajput, who is a relative of Vaghela's. "Why should the BJP or the Congress be the only options?" In March 1995, the BJP won 121 of 182 seats and Keshubhai Patel became chief minister. (more...)
Sporadic violence during BJD's hartal, 'ashamed' Baijayant Panda says 'heads must roll' Sporadic violence during BJD's hartal, 'ashamed' Baijayant Panda says 'heads must roll'
- September 19, 2017

However, the number of arrested in connection with the incident may rise, police said. "Disruption of essential services like ambulance is most unfortunate", Pradhan said in a series of tweets.Claiming that the hartal (against petrol price hike) was targeted against him, Pradhan said, he has no objection to BJD criticising him but the ruling party should refrain from hurting the public. (more...)
Massive search operation underway on Indo-Nepal border for Honeypreet Massive search operation underway on Indo-Nepal border for Honeypreet
- September 19, 2017

The vegetables grown by Ram Rahim are bought for jail mess for inmates. Ram Rahim had visited Nepal in May 2015 after the natural disaster hit the country and had distributed relief material to the victims. On her maiden visit to her son in the Sunaria jail, Naseeb Kaur carried two religious books, a pair of slippers and some clothes for Gurmeet. According to India Today , the close aide of the godman was spotted in Mahendranagar, Nepal in a vehicle with three other people. (more...)
Nisar lashes out at PM, warns against 'embarrassing Pak internationally' Nisar lashes out at PM, warns against 'embarrassing Pak internationally'
- September 19, 2017

Pakistan has threatened to drop United States as a supplier of military aircraft if Washington tries to downgrade its relationship with Islamabad. Although she did not name anyone, PML-N sources said she was referring to alleged intimidation by parts of Pakistan's powerful military. (more...)
Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer and confidant, to appear before Senate investigators Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer and confidant, to appear before Senate investigators
- September 19, 2017

Cohen previously was executive vice president of the Trump Organization and served as a special counsel. The panel and its House counterpart are more than nine months into separate investigations into what USA intelligence agencies have concluded was a multifaceted Russian operation during the 2016 election to undermine American democracy, damage Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi's DACA event overtaken by Dreamer protests Nancy Pelosi's DACA event overtaken by Dreamer protests
- September 19, 2017

The protesters urged Pelosi to "demand a clean bill" that doesn't compromise with Trump and "shut down ICE ", referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. At Monday's press conference, Pelosi was encouraging the White House to pass the DREAM Act before she was interrupted, according to KPIX. "But the fact is, they're completely wrong. (more...)
Puerto Rico imposes rationing ahead of storm Puerto Rico imposes rationing ahead of storm
- September 19, 2017

While the intensity of the hurricane may fluctuate over the next day or two, Maria is expected to remain a category 4 or 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the Miami-based NHC said. Authorities in Puerto Rico are warning people in wooden homes to find sturdy shelter before the storm arrives. On the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, a major hurricane designates Category 3 storms and higher - hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. (more...)
Donald Trump Urges Latin American Leaders to Challenge Venezuela Dictator Nicolás Maduro Donald Trump Urges Latin American Leaders to Challenge Venezuela Dictator Nicolás Maduro
- September 19, 2017

President Temer joined other Latin American leaders on the eve of the start of the United Nation's annual meeting for a dinner with U.S. leader. The meeting speaks to the level of concern officials in the United States are feeling about Venezuela and its regime. (more...)
Maria prompts Barbados to issue hurricane warning: NHC
- September 19, 2017

The National Hurricane Center said Maria will affect portions of the Leeward Islands and the USA and British Virgin Islands and will likely affect Puerto Rico "as an extremely risky major hurricane ". It is moving northward and causing risky rip currents and high surf along the east coast. Starting Tuesday morning, steady rain will come down on NYC, and Wednesday could bring almost an inch of rain , according to the New York Post . (more...)
Georgia Tech LEO released from hospital after violent clash with protesters Georgia Tech LEO released from hospital after violent clash with protesters
- September 19, 2017

Schultz was gunned down by campus police late Saturday night. The later demonstration began with a "core group" of about a dozen people chanting "This is not OK" and unfurling a banner that read "Protect LGBTQ", according to Xincheng Shen, a doctoral student at Tech who attended the earlier vigil. (more...)
ILO report: 40 million still trapped in modern slavery ILO report: 40 million still trapped in modern slavery
- September 19, 2017

Women and girls " are disproportionately affected by modern slavery ", representing nearly 29 million, or 71 percent of the overall total, the report says , adding that slavery is not " merely a historical relic ." . "Amongst the child victims, 44 percent were forced to marry before the age of 15". Children made up around 37 percent of those forced to marry, as well as 18 percent of forced labor victims and 21 percent of victims of sexual exploitation. (more...)
North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us
- September 19, 2017

On Sept. 18., Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper for the North Korean Workers' Party, published a front-page editorial titled, "Let us open up the path to the construction of a strong socialist nation with our self-reliant military". is "further complicating the situation". "I condemned and totally rejected the U.N. Security Council's sanctions resolution as an infringement on our independence". (more...)
On 'Dreamers,' Haley says we 'are a country of laws'
- September 19, 2017

In the speech, US President Donald Trump will also discuss the situation in Venezuela and worldwide efforts to combat terrorism. The US received so much support for their declaration that they had to switch to a bigger meeting room, Haley said - but said she would not be satisfied until all 193 member states of the United Nations were on board. (more...)
Support for equal marriage plummets in Australia Support for equal marriage plummets in Australia
- September 19, 2017

They call us Nazis, bigots, homophobes. As the vote got underway, anti-LGBT activists have begun a divisive campaign based on tactics developed by evangelicals in the United States , attempting to conflate the marriage vote with transgender issues and LGBT sex education. (more...)
Boris Johnson may resign before the weekend
- September 19, 2017

The Prime Minister has been called on to unite her Cabinet around a plan to get Britain out of the European Union and end the "lack of co-ordination" among Cabinet members. Faced with growing questions about her competence to run the party, May tried to contain the damage and reassert her leadership on Monday, before heading to Canada to discuss post-Brexit trade. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Was NOT Happy With Stephen Colbert's 'Politicized' Emmys! Kellyanne Conway Was NOT Happy With Stephen Colbert's 'Politicized' Emmys!
- September 19, 2017

They got plucked a polished and waxed and some of them didn't eat for two months, and for what?" Conway went on to say that she doesn't believe viewers of the Emmys , Miss America pageant and sports appreciate being subjected to political commentary. (more...)

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