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First group of Manus detainees depart for USA resettlement First group of Manus detainees depart for USA resettlement
- September 26, 2017

The move was flagged on Wednesday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said it was a sign of the strong relationship Australia shared with America. 'What happens to those left behind?' But the Manus centre is due to be closed , and determining what to do with the more than 1,000 people still held there and on Nauru has been a longstanding political problem for Australia. (more...)
Woman from Wiltshire dies in Greece after being attacked by stray dogs Woman from Wiltshire dies in Greece after being attacked by stray dogs
- September 26, 2017

A British woman who died in northern Greece after apparently being mauled by a pack of stray dogs may have been attacked by wolves, a coroner has said. Media reports suggested that there are almost one million stray dogs across Greece, a popular tourist destination in Europe. She is understood to have phoned her family as she lay dying of her injuries. (more...)
Led strikes killed 84 civilians in Syria - HRW Led strikes killed 84 civilians in Syria - HRW
- September 26, 2017

US-led coalition forces killed 84 civilians including 30 children in Syria in March because it failed to take adequate precautions in minimising civilian casualties, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a 42-page report yesterday. The US-led coalition has launched an air raid to support anti-ISIS operations in Syria since September 2014, after expanding its activities in neighboring Syria, Iraq. (more...)
Trump advisers used private email Trump advisers used private email
- September 26, 2017

Trump, who faced Clinton a year ago in the race for the White House, criticized the former secretary of state numerous times for her use of private email, leading supporters on chants of " Lock her up " and insisting that her actions were illegal. (more...)
Rajinikanth a 'suitable ally' for BJP, says Kamal Haasan Rajinikanth a 'suitable ally' for BJP, says Kamal Haasan
- September 26, 2017

He went on to suggest that his friend Rajinikanth is a "suitable ally" of the ruling party at the Centre because of his religious beliefs. However, going by a news report on a leading website, the actor can be in for a merger with BJP as well. (more...)
Twitter explains leaving up Trump's North Korea threat Twitter explains leaving up Trump's North Korea threat
- September 26, 2017

It has consistently struggled to crack down on harassment and hate speech on its platform. While calls have been made for Twitter to take action against Trump's account even before he became president, events like his recent clashes with North Korean leadership, the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and Congressional inquiries into how much social media platforms knew about Russian attempts to influence the election, have put more pressure on the company. (more...)
Residents react to Yonkers police shooting Residents react to Yonkers police shooting
- September 26, 2017

They approached and saw two men inside. Gardner said that the officer and her partner were answering a call about a suspicious vehicle at Rumsey Road and Park Hill Avenue. The injured officer was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition. She was conscious on her way to the hospital. The officer was hit in the face, the police commissioner said. (more...)
Russian ads sought to sow discord Russian ads sought to sow discord
- September 26, 2017

The Facebook ads that Russian operatives purchased to try and influence USA voters during the 2016 election highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and other hot-button, divisive issues, said a person familiar with the situation. The company has said it had identified at least $100,000 in ads purchased through 470 phony Facebook pages and accounts. In doing so, Facebook will look not only into "foreign actors, including additional Russian groups and other former Soviet states", ... (more...)
Russia Denies It Killed Civilians In Air Strikes On Syria's Idlib Russia Denies It Killed Civilians In Air Strikes On Syria's Idlib
- September 26, 2017

The Syrian Democratic Forces said a Russian airstrike killed one of its fighters and wounded two others in the Conoco gas field, in Deir el-Zour province. The SDF fighters, backed by USA special forces, are combing the city to defuse the bombs left by IS, said the Observatory. On Sunday, Russia lost a general to ISIS mortar fire. (more...)
India funding terror outfits to launch attacks in Pakistan: Tipu Usman India funding terror outfits to launch attacks in Pakistan: Tipu Usman
- September 26, 2017

Tripathi took the floor of the General Assembly to exercise India's right to reply to the blistering attack by Lodhi. "The Indian representative has once again chosen to divert the attention of the worldwide community from the real issue - the real issue of human life, of human eyes, of children and infants blinded forever, of women raped and elderly killed every day by the reign of brutality unleashed by the occupation forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir". (more...)
Tehran's response to Trump's bluster over Iran Nuclear Agreement Tehran's response to Trump's bluster over Iran Nuclear Agreement
- September 26, 2017

Former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice was very wrong in recently advising that we might learn to "tolerate" living with a nuclear North Korea as we have with a nuclear Russian Federation. With "80 million people, you can't just wish it away", he said. He urged the Trump administration to consider the broader context of their actions. (more...)
Pakistan, Russia armies begin joint military drills Pakistan, Russia armies begin joint military drills
- September 26, 2017

The joint exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations, hostage and rescue, cordon and search operation. Earlier in September previous year, a contingent of Russian ground forces arrived in Pakistan for first ever Pak-Russian joint exercise. (more...)
White House Defends Trump's SOB Comments: 'Always Appropriate' to Defend the Flag White House Defends Trump's SOB Comments: 'Always Appropriate' to Defend the Flag
- September 26, 2017

Ri told reporters in New York City. Meanwhile in letters sent over the weekend, North Korea condemned Trump's administration and the actions of "US imperalists", urging foreign parliaments and political parties to take a stand, state media reported on Monday. (more...)
Iran will continue to develop ballistic missile capabilities, says president Hassan Rouhani Iran will continue to develop ballistic missile capabilities, says president Hassan Rouhani
- September 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to renegotiate or to dump the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement between world powers and the Islamic Republic, which trades sanctions relief for a rollback of Iran's nuclear program. Despite these facts, the Trump regime has continued to push for sanctions on Iran, which according to Article 29 of the deal, violates the agreement and could lead to the US pulling out of the deal completely. (more...)
Local Woman Speaks Out About North Korea Issue From South Korea Local Woman Speaks Out About North Korea Issue From South Korea
- September 26, 2017

A South Korean report says North Korea has been reinforcing defenses on its east coast, amid a rising risk of a military confrontation with the United States . Earlier in the day, a South Korean newspaper reported that the North seems to have hacked into a local defense firm's network and taken information on submarine-launched ballistic missiles, which includes "cold launch" technology. (more...)
Jared Kushner Used Private Email Account For Official White House Business Jared Kushner Used Private Email Account For Official White House Business
- September 26, 2017

Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State was one of the central criticisms Trump used in his run for office - and was, in fact, the subject of an FBI investigation . Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and former senior adviser Stephen Bannon also sometimes used private email accounts and sometimes used them to email Kushner, sources told the Post and Politico . (more...)
Starmer: We'll act in the national interest on European Union, not political gain
- September 26, 2017

He said Labour would not have "no rash, ideological red lines preventing a sensible deal". Writing in The Times on the same day, he claimed : "The importance of the single market and the customs union is still not acknowledged and, if anything, the prime minister has moved further away from retaining the benefits of both". (more...)
Trump issues travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban Trump issues travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban
- September 26, 2017

For Venezuela , the restrictions apply only to government officials and their families. "The initial comprehensive January and March travel bans have created the perception that the United States is closed for business", he said . "Some countries may have similar restrictions to others, but there is a spectrum", said Miles Taylor , counsel to the Homeland Security Secretary. Venezuela's government has faced worldwide criticism since the country's Supreme Court gutted the ... (more...)
Three Israelis killed in settlement shooting, gunman shot dead Three Israelis killed in settlement shooting, gunman shot dead
- September 26, 2017

The man is said to have a valid work permit allowing him to enter Israel. Large numbers of security forces are now on the scene scanning the area and ensuring there is no further attacks. At this point it appears the terrorist may still be alive. The issue is a deeply divisive one, with many Palestinians seeing those killed carrying out attacks against the "occupation forces" as martyrs, while Israelis see them as "terrorists". (more...)
Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57000 Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57000
- September 26, 2017

The national disaster agency said in its Tuesday statement (link in Indonesian ) that 57,428 people had moved out of their homes and some had been received in " sister villages ", which are neighbouring villages prepared to receive evacuees. (more...)
Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities - state media Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities - state media
- September 26, 2017

The test comes the same week President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to berate Iran and again flirt with the idea of backing out of the 2015 nuclear agreement. "Extremely concerned by reports of Iran missile test, which is inconsistent with United Nations resolution 2231". Iran is also not conducting "any uranium enrichment or related research and development activities" at its Fordo nuclear plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency ... (more...)
Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks
- September 26, 2017

The missile was launched from an unknown location. Iran's state TV aired footage late Friday it said showed a Khoramshahr medium-range ballistic missile being test fired. Haley wasted no time condemning Iran when asked if there were ways to keep the United States in the nuclear deal while still addressing its concerns over Iran's impact on " peace and stability in the region ". (more...)
Rouhani says Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities Rouhani says Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities
- September 26, 2017

Iran , which fought a war with neighboring Iraq in the 1980s, sees missiles as a legitimate and vital part of its defense - particularly as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Israel import huge amounts of military hardware from the West. Iran will defend the oppressed people of Yemen, Syria, and Palestine despite the will of some arrogant powers, he maintained. Tehran has backed Yemen's Shiite rebels known as Houthis against a US -supported and Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab states that ... (more...)
Asian markets tank after N Korea accuses Trump Asian markets tank after N Korea accuses Trump
- September 26, 2017

New York Fed president William Dudley argued the United States central bank should stick with its strategy of gradual monetary policy tightening, a view echoed by Yellen. Japan is the world's largest creditor nation and traders tend to assume Japanese investors would repatriate funds at times of crisis, thus pushing up the yen. (more...)
Philippine security conducting probe on shooting incident near presidential palace Philippine security conducting probe on shooting incident near presidential palace
- September 26, 2017

Gonzaga's body was brought to a funeral home. The officer was seen with a gunshot wound in his chest area. "We called SOCO to investigate the incident", Dagoy said in a press conference, adding that he can not say whether the death of the PSG official was a suicide. (more...)
Donald Trump extended his travel ban to more countries Donald Trump extended his travel ban to more countries
- September 26, 2017

Although the previous restrictions on Sudan were lifted, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia all remain on the list which has now expanded to eight. Opponents are claiming the ban is discriminatory against Muslims . Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) maintains that "no amount of repackaging can disguise the fact that the intent behind the ban was and remains a noxious attempt to ban people based on their faith". (more...)
Malaysia, Singapore signs MoU to form JV for trans-border rail link Malaysia, Singapore signs MoU to form JV for trans-border rail link
- September 26, 2017

With a debt of RM18 billion in 2015 and a higher figure projected for 2016, Prasarana now operates three light rail transit systems, a monorail line and the mass rail transit line 1. "There is high, low, diagonal (or) parallel bridge to the Causeway", he said. "We will complete the study on the design in about a month and present it to our Singaporean counterparts", he said. (more...)
A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack pleads guilty to child porn charges A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack pleads guilty to child porn charges
- September 26, 2017

Mr Macedone told reporters at the time that McCormack was "not in a good place" and wasn't well enough to discuss his plea. I'll always have the attraction. A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges. A prominent television reporter in Australia has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. (more...)
New magnitude 6.1 natural disaster shakes jittery Mexico New magnitude 6.1 natural disaster shakes jittery Mexico
- September 26, 2017

A magnitude-6.1 aftershock struck Saturday in southern Mexico , four days after an even stronger quake that killed more than 300 people. About 40 buildings were toppled, more than 180 damaged beyond fix and another 3,800 significantly damaged on Tuesday in Mexico City, where at least 165 people have died, part of a total death toll that rose Saturday to 303. (more...)
'The grown ups', Britain's Labour, ready to lead Brexit talks 'The grown ups', Britain's Labour, ready to lead Brexit talks
- September 26, 2017

But while challenging Prime Minister Theresa May's vision for Brexit , the shift has also put a spotlight on the divisions in the Labour Party. Delegates voted in line with recommendations from Jeremy Corbyn-backing grassroots group Momentum to prioritise other subjects for full debate and a vote. (more...)

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