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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
- 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
- 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...)
Man and woman charged with murder after house blaze Man and woman charged with murder after house blaze
- September 22, 2017

Both Kouider, 34, and Medouni, 40, are charged with the murder of a victim unknown between September 7 and September 20 at an address in southwest London. We are doing everything we can to identify the deceased. "A post-mortem examination post-mortem will be carried out in a timely manner", she stated. Police said it appeared "attempts were made to dispose of the body". (more...)
North Korean offical says H. bomb possible in Pacific North Korean offical says H. bomb possible in Pacific
- September 22, 2017

The decision came as the president held talks with two key USA allies in the middle of tension on the Korean Peninsula. Trump praised China for taking action against North Korea in his ongoing bid to achieve "complete denuclearization" of the country. (more...)
European Union officials reach draft deal on more North Korea sanctions
- September 22, 2017

Reuters reports that, while there is no evidence of wrongdoing by the eight ships, USA officials believe that changing their destination and using different firms are signs that North Korea may be complicating efforts to check how much fuel is supplied to the rogue regime. (more...)
Immigration checks on all bank accounts Immigration checks on all bank accounts
- September 22, 2017

ILLEGAL immigrants will have their accounts frozen as an incentive to leave Britain voluntarily. Inspectors also found 250 people whose driving licences had been wrongly revoked. Just last month, a media report had pointed out how the Home Office had erroneously told 100 people that they were to be deported. This is yet another sign that the Conservatives are hauling up the drawbridge and demonising immigrants. (more...)
China's Central Bank Tells Banks To Stop Doing Business With North Korea
- September 22, 2017

Trump said he has signed an executive order that gives the US Treasury new authority to "target" businesses and entities that "finance and facilitate trade with North Korea" and send goods, services and technology to North Korea. He said the actions will be "forward looking" and will take effect immediately in an effort to force President Kim Jong Un to cease his "hostile behavior". (more...)
Pakistan claims Indian Army killed six of its citizens in ceasefire violations Pakistan claims Indian Army killed six of its citizens in ceasefire violations
- September 22, 2017

They were airlifted to Army's 92-base hospital in Srinagar , where one of them identified as Rajesh Khatri was declared brought dead by the doctors. The BSF is retaliating strongly to the unprovoked firing. The Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan held talks over the hotline on Friday, during which Pakistan raised the issue of alleged targeting of its civilians by India along the Line of Control (LoC). (more...)
US Ambassador Haley: UN is Out of Options Regarding DPRK Threat US Ambassador Haley: UN is Out of Options Regarding DPRK Threat
- September 22, 2017

The president said last month that North Korea would face fire and fury if it continues to threaten the USA and its allies. As world leaders head to the United Nations headquarters in NY for the annual General Assembly meeting this week, Haley's comments indicated the United States was not backing down from its threat of military action against North Korea. (more...)
Israeli Aircraft Reportedly Hit Damascus Airport Area With Rockets Israeli Aircraft Reportedly Hit Damascus Airport Area With Rockets
- September 22, 2017

Some sources also published pictures and videos claiming to show the exact moment of the alleged Israeli strike. On September 7th the Syrian Army reported that Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian military positions in the Hama Governorate, causing extensive damage. (more...)

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