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Syrian opposition activist, daughter murdered in Istanbul Syrian opposition activist, daughter murdered in Istanbul
- September 22, 2017

In a Facebook post , Orouba Barakat's sister Shaza said they had been "assassinated" by the "hand of injustice and tyranny" - a reference to Bashar al-Assad's regime. The National Coalition said she had "played an important role in supporting the Syrian revolution and revealing the regime's crimes through her work as a journalist". (more...)
Here's why autumn officially start at 4:02 pm today Here's why autumn officially start at 4:02 pm today
- September 22, 2017

This makes the sun appear higher than it really is. This year, the equinox came at 9:02 am. Friday's autumn equinox marks the end of summer and the first day of fall for anybody living in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning colder weather and longer nights are on the way. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov says U.S., N.Korea in 'kindergarden fight' Russia's Lavrov says U.S., N.Korea in 'kindergarden fight'
- September 22, 2017

There is still hope for peace and we must not give up. Wang Yi also told the annual U.N. General Assembly China was committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and there should be no new nuclear weapons north or south of the border, or elsewhere in Northeast Asia. (more...)
European Union agrees on new sanctions against North Korea
- September 22, 2017

Ambassadors from the 28 member states today "agreed on a package of new autonomous measures", an EU official told AFP, and they will now be prepared in detail to be formally approved by a meeting of European foreign ministers next month. Mr Trump stopped short of going after North Korea's biggest trading partner, China, and praised its central bank for ordering Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea. (more...)
FIL Ltd Has $77.99 Million Position in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) FIL Ltd Has $77.99 Million Position in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)
- September 22, 2017

FIL has an ownership of 1,000,351 stocks of the financial services provider's shares valued $77,988,000 after scooping up an extra 289,324 shares through out the quarter. (NYSE: MMC ) to report earnings on October, 24. MMC's profit will be $394.65M for 26.81 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. AXA's holdings in Marsh & McLennan Companies were worth $7,763,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
Father Kills Son, Self in Foxborough, Massachusetts Father Kills Son, Self in Foxborough, Massachusetts
- September 22, 2017

Friday morning. A father is believed to have killed his young son and himself in a Foxboro home early this morning, authorities said. There they found Anthony Scaccia, 6, suffering from a single gunshot wound, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said. (more...)
Kim Jong UN is offended trump
- September 22, 2017

It was the USA president's most direct reference to military action so far against the North, which conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept 3. The move comes after US President Donald Trump repeatedly called out China to take a sterner stance against North Korea and cut the flow of money to the rogue nation. (more...)
Trump to Campaign in Alabama for Republican Luther Strange Trump to Campaign in Alabama for Republican Luther Strange
- September 22, 2017

Senate race. Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) spoke at the rally for Moore, who is trying to oust Trump's favored candidate, Sen. "When they put their feet down on our soil, that's a statement". Brooks continued, "If Roy Moore wins, then all of a sudden I think you're going to see some of these Republican Senators that are kind of squishy decide not to run for reelection because they have not done a good job representing the people of America, they ... (more...)
Kim Jong Un warns of 'highest level' action, possibly H-bomb test Kim Jong Un warns of 'highest level' action, possibly H-bomb test
- September 22, 2017

Kim said on Friday that Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country" and described the president as "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire", according to North's official Korean Central News Agency. Boris Johnson has warned the situation in North Korea is "very, very serious" after referring to Donald Trump's mockery of "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it
- September 22, 2017

CHANG: Did he say what Iran would do if the USA tries to get out of the deal? Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, Rouhani said his country would respond "decisively and resolutely" if the agreement - signed between Iran and world powers under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for relief from economic sanctions - is violated by any party. (more...)
Russian Federation slams Trump over Iran nuclear deal comments Russian Federation slams Trump over Iran nuclear deal comments
- September 22, 2017

Speaking from the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of his country, he issued a blistering critique of the West. If Washington withdraws from the nuclear agreement with Iran, it would send "the wrongest signal possible" to North Korea, Russia's UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, said during the UN Security Council session on Thursday. (more...)
Ram Rahim threatened to kill me: Honeypreet's ex-husband Ram Rahim threatened to kill me: Honeypreet's ex-husband
- September 22, 2017

Honeypreet would spend nights inside Ram Rahim's gufa and I used to sleep outside the room". "I promise my audiences that " Main baba ki sab pol khol ke hi dum lungi " (I will be relieved only after exposing him)". He was sentenced to 20-year rigorous imprisonment and is now lodged in the District Jail at Sunaria near Rohtak. "Since 2009, Honeypreet was living with Ram Rahim as his de-facto wife". (more...)
AIADMK symbol case to be heard on October 6 AIADMK symbol case to be heard on October 6
- September 22, 2017

The unified AIADMK, led by Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam , on Friday informed the Election Commission of India about the merger of the factions and submitted the general council resolutions which abolished the post of general secretary and created the posts of coordinator and joint coordinator to steer the party. (more...)
DeVos withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault. Read the letter DeVos withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault. Read the letter
- September 22, 2017

Photo Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Monday. This is a higher standard of proof than the "preponderance of evidence" test rolled out under President Obama. Critics say the rules called on campus officials with little legal experience to act as judges, and many say the standard of evidence required by the rules is too low. (more...)
Terrorism can't be justified, says Sushma Swaraj at SCO meet Terrorism can't be justified, says Sushma Swaraj at SCO meet
- September 22, 2017

In addition to attending the tri-lateral meeting, Swaraj also had meetings with her counterparts from Kyrgyzstan and Argentina. Ivanka discussed the issue of women empowerment with Sushma Swaraj . Earlier, Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump met Swaraj on the sidelines of the ongoing annual United Nations General Assembly session. In an address to the nation in August laying out his new policy for Afghanistan, where the USA has been bogged down in a 16-year war, Trump said that a ... (more...)
USA agrees that Iran is complying with nuclear deal, says European Union chief
- September 22, 2017

Tillerson said the "sunset" clauses, under which some of the deal's restrictions on Iran's nuclear program expire from 2025, were of particular concern. reneges on its end of this bargain. Trump also pushed for the extension on the deal's time frame. At the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump said Iran was building its missile capability and accused it exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. (more...)
Trump Announces New US Sanctions against DPRK Trump Announces New US Sanctions against DPRK
- September 22, 2017

There has been a widening linguistic divide between the rival Koreas, but "neukdari" has the same meaning in North Korea as in the South, according to a South Korean organization involved in a now-stalled project to produce a joint dictionary. (more...)
Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries set to expire on Sunday Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries set to expire on Sunday
- September 22, 2017

It was not clear which countries would be targeted under the new restrictions. Proud nationalist Steve Bannon may be out of the White House picture, but President Trump's travel ban continues to find new life, probably because Stephen Miller will keep the ball rolling . (more...)
Former FBI Director James Comey speaking at Howard University Former FBI Director James Comey speaking at Howard University
- September 22, 2017

The group sang the old spiritual song, "We Shall Not Be Moved" and broke out into chants about being black. Comey stood quietly for much of it, then asked the group to hear him out as well. King endowed chair in public policy and that he would speak at this year's convocation, formally welcoming the Class of 2021. "I am here at Howard to try to get smarter, to try to be useful", Comey said. (more...)
Chinese Protesting North Korea Nuke Tests Chinese Protesting North Korea Nuke Tests
- September 22, 2017

That said, the issue concerns the possibility to carry out a massive hydrogen bomb explosion in the Pacific Ocean, he added. Tensions on the divided Korean peninsula remain high due to Pyongyang's repeated missile and nuclear tests on the one hand, and South Korea's joint drills with the United States and deployment of U.S. (more...)
Local remembers deadly 1928 hurricane that killed hundreds in Puerto Rico Local remembers deadly 1928 hurricane that killed hundreds in Puerto Rico
- September 22, 2017

As of May 2016, 43 percent of respondents believed that children of Puerto Rican parents in Puerto Rico would be American citizens, while 41 percent said they would be Puerto Rican citizens. In Dominica , 15 people have been confirmed dead so far. On Tuesday afternoon, a magnitude 7.1 natural disaster rattled Mexico City , sending the country into chaos with a death toll so far of over 200, according to The Washington Post . (more...)
UN Has 'Exhausted Options' on North Korea, Says US Ambassador UN Has 'Exhausted Options' on North Korea, Says US Ambassador
- September 22, 2017

She added, "If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed". On Friday , Haley told reporters at the White House that North Korea has been "strangled" by sanctions and said military options remain squarely on the table if sanctions are not effective. (more...)
Moving footage of doggo rescued from rubble in Mexico Moving footage of doggo rescued from rubble in Mexico
- September 22, 2017

The President ordered the evacuation of patients from damaged hospitals amid widespread power cuts and fears of more buildings collapsing from aftershocks. Less than two weeks ago, a magnitude-8.1 quake struck off the southern coast of the country, killing at least 90, according to the governor of the state of Oaxaca. (more...)
Mexican Schoolgirl Not Missing After Quake Mexican Schoolgirl Not Missing After Quake
- September 22, 2017

Frida Sofia was believed to be one of numerous children and adults trapped for more than 32 hours. Millions of Mexicans watched and held their breath yesterday as the story of a young girl still alive beneath the rubble of a collapsed school briefly became a symbol of hope across the nation. (more...)
Trump signs new executive sanctions on North Korea
- September 22, 2017

Kono and Wang also agreed to coordinate on holding a trilateral summit with South Korea in Japan by the end of the year, according to the official. China , North Korea's main trading partner, has backed successive rounds of United Nations sanctions over North Korean nuclear bomb tests, but has repeatedly said it is opposed to unilateral sanctions and especially "long-arm jurisdiction" over Chinese entities and individuals. (more...)
Rouhani says Trump's anti-Iran remarks Rouhani says Trump's anti-Iran remarks "ignorant and spiteful"
- September 22, 2017

However, Trump did not give any indication which decision he had reached, and Tillerson said he has not shared his decision " externally ". "I look forward to discussing with you what you rightly call the bad nuclear deal with Iran and how to roll back Iran's growing aggression in the region, especially in Syria", he said. (more...)
First snow of 2017-18 season falls in mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe First snow of 2017-18 season falls in mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe
- September 22, 2017

One man was killed and others were treated for minor injuries. Tioga Pass, the soaring eastern entry to Yosemite National Park, was temporarily closed due to snow and a park webcam shows snow covering the landmark Half Dome. Similar to spring weather, snow might fall in the mountains and rain in the Valley and then the area warms back up again, she said. And as CBS 5 reports , on this, the official last day of summer, there's actually a winter weather advisory in effect for the higher ... (more...)
USA warplanes in show of force to North Korea
- September 22, 2017

But signs that the United States is preparing a military option in North Korea - like a repositioning of military assets or an evacuation of U.S. citizens in the region - have not appeared. The defence secretary also said he believed that the United States had found military options to handle the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula that would not put the South Korean capital, Seoul, at grave risk, though he refused to elaborate on what those might be. (more...)
Iraqi Troops Launch Final Attack Against DAESH Positions Iraqi Troops Launch Final Attack Against DAESH Positions
- September 22, 2017

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution passed today aimed at holding the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) accountable for war crimes and human rights abuses in Iraq falls short of what is needed to stamp out a risky culture of impunity and could fuel further abuses, said Amnesty International. (more...)
Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte
- September 22, 2017

He issued the statement amid controversy over his son's alleged involvement in the entry of a P6.4 billion shabu or a methamphetamine shipment from China . USA has put on hold, the delivery of thousands of assault rifles ordered by the Philippines for its police forces due to alleged extra-judicial killings, human rights violations in drug war. (more...)

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