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Somalia attack: Explosion kills seven in Mogadishu Somalia attack: Explosion kills seven in Mogadishu
- September 29, 2017

The Islamist group al-Shabaab has frequently carried out bombings in Mogadishu and other towns, seeking to destabilise the western-allied central government. Reinforcements were being sent, he said. Capt Mohamed Hussein said the blast late on Thursday was at a auto parked outside a restaurant in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district and killed mostly civilians. (more...)
Puerto Rico rejects $1 billion loan offer from creditors Puerto Rico rejects $1 billion loan offer from creditors
- September 29, 2017

And find out more about us, and support the show, by subscribing to our premium podcasts at Patreon . One Republican aide familiar with the back-and-forth said that the administration and military officials had indicated that they need "resources for rescue and recovery, thus member travel will be restricted". (more...)
A tsunami's worth of sea creatures landed along the Pacific Coast A tsunami's worth of sea creatures landed along the Pacific Coast
- September 29, 2017

Steves and Gregory M. Ruiz, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Portland State University. To the surprise of scientists, the debris was covered with sea creatures that had survived crossings that in some cases had taken years. At present none of the new animal arrivals are known to have colonised the West Coast, although it can be years before an established population of a non-native species is detected. (more...)
HRCP calls for immediate release of Turkish family HRCP calls for immediate release of Turkish family
- September 29, 2017

The petitioner, she said, approached the police station for registration of an FIR against the abductors but the police were reluctant to take action. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza conducted hearing over the Regional Director's petition. Former teachers of Pak-Turk schools held a press conference demanding an immediate recovery of their colleague and his family. (more...)
NK claims 4.7m young people volunteer to join military against US NK claims 4.7m young people volunteer to join military against US
- September 29, 2017

A military option is not the preferred one, but Mr Trump added: "If we have to take it, we will". If we take that option, it will be devastating . The move comes amid heavy pressure from the Trump administration, which has made the North Korean nuclear issue the cornerstone of its policy in Asia. (more...)
IS militants in Libya killed by U.S. strike IS militants in Libya killed by U.S. strike
- September 29, 2017

Investigators learned that Islamic State had established a "desert army" led by Libyan militant Al-Mahdi Salem Dangou, also known as Abu Barakat, Sour said. Suffering from repeated terror attacks back home, Egypt is very concerned about its western border with eastern Libya which have been a point of infiltration by militants between the two countries. (more...)
North Korea claims nearly 5 million ready to join army North Korea claims nearly 5 million ready to join army
- September 29, 2017

France's foreign minister said on Friday that North Korea would have capability to send long-range ballistic missiles in a few months and urged China to be more active diplomatically to resolve the crisis. "I think we're very close to something that's going to have a very unhappy ending", professor of worldwide diplomacy Joseph Siracusa said earlier this week. (more...)
DNA shows that clown who killed woman later married her widower DNA shows that clown who killed woman later married her widower
- September 29, 2017

Believed to have cracked the cold case, the authorities said on Thursday that the victim Marlene Warren was shot dead by Sheila Keen, who following her affair with Warren's husband, later became his second wife. "Because the opportunity of DNA testing was more advanced, PBSO management took it upon themselves to expand our cold case squad in 2014, from two detectives to four and now to five detectives", Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Therese Barbera said. (more...)
White House waives Jones Act in response to Puerto Rico devastation White House waives Jones Act in response to Puerto Rico devastation
- September 29, 2017

However, Gregory Moore, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, told Reuters via statement that "the situation in Puerto Rico is much different". Puerto Rico's unique territorial status and institutional constraints make the federal government's response very hard. One is the potential shortage of carriers with the USA flag carriers. (more...)
United Nations ambassador to the United Nations calls for action on Myanmar United Nations ambassador to the United Nations calls for action on Myanmar
- September 29, 2017

In her first comments since the August 25 attacks, Suu Kyi says fake news is "calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities" and to promote "the interest of the terrorists". Local authorities said the 45 bodies were among about 100 Hindus missing since ARSA carried out the simultaneous attacks on the police outposts. "The boat hit something underground as it came close to the beach". (more...)
ASIC issues regulatory guidance on ICOs ASIC issues regulatory guidance on ICOs
- September 29, 2017

ASIC says that it recognises that ICOs have the potential to make an important contribution to the options available to businesses regarding fundraising and investment options. The watchdog banned the use of digital currencies in issuance of securities earlier this month. While some ICOs have raised eye-watering sums in next to no time, there have been some cases of alleged theft. (more...)
PM raps amid Same Love NRL controversy PM raps amid Same Love NRL controversy
- September 29, 2017

Mr Dutton also said sporting events are the wrong places for political messages. "It's interesting times in Australia". AMERICAN rapper Macklemore cancelled his scheduled media conference yesterday ahead of his controversial performance at the NRL grand final tomorrow. (more...)
Moon urges new ROK military strategy for Moon urges new ROK military strategy for "retributions" against the North
- September 29, 2017

Moon said the Republic of Korea's army "must be ready to win", at an event marking the 69th Armed Forces Day, which falls on October 1. He said a more self-reliant military could make itself stronger and more feared by North Korea. strategic military assets to South Korea on a rotating basis, possibly by the end of the year, Moon's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, told South Korean political leaders on Wednesday. (more...)
3 dead, 25 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road railway station 3 dead, 25 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road railway station
- September 29, 2017

Good returns of my tax! Officials confirm that the stampede was due to the rain and overcrowding on the narrow bridge. Meanwhile, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is expected to visit site of the stampede. The injured are undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital and other hospitals in the city. A senior police officer said the officials swung into action without any delay on learning about the mishap. (more...)
Fugitive former leader Yingluck in Dubai Fugitive former leader Yingluck in Dubai
- September 29, 2017

Thailand's Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme. "Their government will take care that she won't engage in politics", Prawit said. Yingluck was reported to be in Dubai but left for London on Sept 11, a source in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said yesterday. (more...)
AMLC denies releasing Duterte, kin's bank records to Ombudsman AMLC denies releasing Duterte, kin's bank records to Ombudsman
- September 29, 2017

On Thursday, Trillanes hailed the ombudsman's investigation, saying that even though the president is immune from criminal prosecution while in office, he could still be removed from office through impeachment. All government officials including the Philippine president are required by law to make public a statement of their assets and liabilities each year as a means to deter corruption. (more...)
European Union issues guidelines asking social media firms to remove hate speech European Union issues guidelines asking social media firms to remove hate speech
- September 29, 2017

The European Commission, EU's top regulator, said the social media firms are still failing to act fast enough. But the Commission said the companies were still too slow. "Given their increasingly important role in providing access to information, the commission expects online platforms to take swift action over the coming months, in particular in the area of terrorism and illegal hate speech". (more...)
Hyderabad hugs 117th rung in global destination survey Hyderabad hugs 117th rung in global destination survey
- September 29, 2017

The credit card giant has announced its list for 2017 which sees Bangkok retain its No. 1 tourist destination status for the second consecutive year in a seven-year run of the survey. Istanbul 9.16 million visitors 0.9%. In the Middle East and Africa, Dubai proves most popular, followed by Johannesburg and Riyadh. For example, visitors to Seoul, Korea, spend the most on shopping (57%). (more...)
School Librarian Rejects Books Donated By Melania Trump School Librarian Rejects Books Donated By Melania Trump
- September 29, 2017

Seuss books to 50 elementary schools around the country". Phipps Soeiro continues by thanking Melania for her hand-signed letter to the students, but explains that Cambridgeport will not be keeping the donated books in its collection in protest of the stunt's emphasis on high-achieving schools amid the administration's systematic assault on those with less resources. (more...)
US Will US Will "Beat Foreign Competitors" With Lower Tax Rate, Trump Says
- September 29, 2017

Trump tells reporters as he returns from Indiana Wednesday night, "I think Rand will be there for us". Paul has been pushing Trump to make good on that promise and says Trump can do so by expanding " association health plans " that would allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states. (more...)
Raleigh native living in Puerto Rico pleads for hurricane aid from public Raleigh native living in Puerto Rico pleads for hurricane aid from public
- September 29, 2017

He said he's been able to talk to his family recently, but it's hard without power. "The representatives of Myrtle Beach and Coastal Carolina University have graciously opened their doors to accommodate the 11th annual Puerto Rico Tip-off, and we are fortunate to be able to relocate this event to another wonderful destination", said Pete Derzis, ESPN's senior vice president of college sports programming and events. (more...)
Teacher's Aide Arrested For Hooking Up With A Student At A Church Teacher's Aide Arrested For Hooking Up With A Student At A Church
- September 29, 2017

The victim, who is now 15 years old, later told police he had been in the parking lot at the time, but jumped out of the auto and ran home when he realized the deputy had spotted them. At the time of the 4:30 a.m. discovery, Carsey told a Marion County sheriff's deputy she was there to meet another adult male. The victim later told police that he had been in the parking lot with the educator and fled when he saw the deputy approaching. (more...)
Myanmar says 163 killed in Rohingya attacks in past year Myanmar says 163 killed in Rohingya attacks in past year
- September 29, 2017

According to the United Nations estimates, almost 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh since 25 August when fresh wave of violence erupted. However, journalists who visited the conflict-torn Maungdaw region on September 7 said they heard gunfire and witnessed arson being committed in the region. (more...)
Havili set for All Blacks debut against Pumas Havili set for All Blacks debut against Pumas
- September 29, 2017

Waisake Naholo makes a break for the All Blacks . David Havili will be making his debut off the bench for the All Blacks as they opt for experience against Argentina this Sunday. All Black coach Steve Hansen says Kaino is no different to anyone else in the group. The 34-year-old dual World Cup victor played all three Tests against the Lions but flew home to New Zealand shortly before the Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies in Sydney on 19 August. (more...)
Lloyd's 1H profit 16% lower yoy, but improved underwriting result Lloyd's 1H profit 16% lower yoy, but improved underwriting result
- September 29, 2017

There's a very different second half emerging - it's not only the hurricanes but we've got the Mexican earthquakes, floods in Asia, typhoons in Asia", Beale told Reuters. The market on Thursday said that it had made a profit of £1.2bn in the first six months of the year, down from £1.4bn during the same period a year earlier. (more...)
Buhari congratulates Merkel on victory in German election Buhari congratulates Merkel on victory in German election
- September 29, 2017

He added that beyond acknowledging the need for European solutions, "we also need the common European will" to implement them. French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defence and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. (more...)
Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

Mr Trump "has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico", a statement said on Twitter. It estimated that shipping costs from the U.S. East Coast to Puerto Rico are double what they are to the nearby Dominican Republic, thanks mainly to the Jones Act . (more...)
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) Can't Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased
- September 29, 2017

The other 15, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Exelon Corporation versus those who think you should sell it. The stock's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.07 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 1.26, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 19.99. (more...)
Trump says GOP tax reform plan will create 'revolutionary change' Trump says GOP tax reform plan will create 'revolutionary change'
- September 29, 2017

An example: Think the mortgage interest deduction a needless frippery? "Around the world, governments are reducing their business tax rates to better compete for investment and create jobs", said James Pearson, chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (more...)
Mkhitaryan marks his 50th Man Utd game with a Champions League goal
- September 29, 2017

Manchester United have to be considered as serious contenders for the Premier League and Champions League this season following their excellent start to the new season, thanks to their manager Jose Mourinho . While conceding that his side took their foot off the gas a little in Russia, Mourinho was pleased to see no repeat of the "PlayStation football" he accused his side of playing when in control of a previous Champions League clash with Basel. (more...)

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