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Security beefed up, arrangements finalised a head of Ashura Security beefed up, arrangements finalised a head of Ashura
- September 29, 2017

Mobile phone services have been partially suspended in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan's Sindh province in view of strict security arrangements for Muharram processions. From Nishtar Park to M.A. Jinnah Road, heavily trained snipers and police officials will be deputed at the buildings, while the bomb disposal squad will give clearance before the start of the procession. (more...)
Opposition figure Navalny detained in Moscow Opposition figure Navalny detained in Moscow
- September 29, 2017

In an early Friday Instagram post, Navalny shared footage of two police officers approaching him in what appears to be an underground parking lot. "I left home to go to a station - they detained me in the entrance". "The Kremlin views my meetings with voters as a huge threat and even an insult", Navalny wrote in a post on Twitter . (more...)
PREPA Bondholder Group Comments on AAFAF Rejection of $1 Billion Loan Offer
- September 29, 2017

It comes after days of critics saying that the US government isn't doing enough to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a USA territory of almost 3.5 million people that faces months without electricity and a long rebuilding process. Rubio traveled on a U.S. Coast Guard plane while Velazquez came as part of a delegation from NY including Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "In addition to building that first line of the supply chain, we are also rebuilding the entire distribution system. (more...)
China refutes claims demanding Muslims to hand over Quran copies, rug China refutes claims demanding Muslims to hand over Quran copies, rug
- September 29, 2017

This includes prayer mats and copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book. "Officials at village, township and county level are confiscating all Korans and the special mats used for namaaz [prayer]", a source near the border with Kazakhstan told RFA. (more...)
Something needs to change in N. Korea
- September 29, 2017

Ri, who attended this year's UN General Assembly session, said the worldwide community had hoped that a " war of words " would "not turn into real actions". 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...)
Malaysia Bans Travel to North Korea Malaysia Bans Travel to North Korea
- September 29, 2017

The investigation into the incident, that South Korea and the USA alleged was masterminded by North Korea, had severely strained diplomatic relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur . Since July, North Korea has launched its first intercontinental ballistic missiles, has flown midrange missiles over Japan into the Pacific and has detonated its sixth nuclear test. (more...)
Is this how North Korea sees Americans? Gruesome propaganda pictures resurface Is this how North Korea sees Americans? Gruesome propaganda pictures resurface
- September 29, 2017

However, North Korea's constitution makes it a requirement to serve in the armed forces. "The situation is extremely serious... we see North Korea setting itself as an objective to have tomorrow or the day after missiles that can transport nuclear weapons". (more...)
Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief
- September 29, 2017

So far, more than a dozen navy vessels, including a hospital ship, have made their way toward the US territory. "The Jones Act is essential to maintain a robust shipbuilding industry and sealift capacity, and waiving it will not help solve Puerto Rico's problems". (more...)
Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims
- September 29, 2017

The Myanmar National Security Adviser said the visit would go ahead on Monday. Guterres said Myanmar authorities must fulfill their obligation to ensure the safety and security of all communities in the Southeast Asian country without discrimination. (more...)
EC rejects TTV Dhinakaran's request for additional time EC rejects TTV Dhinakaran's request for additional time
- September 29, 2017

The High Court wants EC to decide the case by 31st October. The EC, in its reply to Dhinakaran, further explained: "For deciding the dispute, the Commission needs to look into the position as existing at present, and the support base of the two groups of AIADMK at the present stage.lt is for this objective that the Commission has asked the two groups to make written submissions and to file supporting documents". (more...)
N deliberately maligning army, says Imran Khan N deliberately maligning army, says Imran Khan
- September 29, 2017

Further clarifying Islamabad's position, Asif had said: "It is very easy to say Pakistan is floating the Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). These were the people who were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back. "You are increasing our liabilities further", Asif had said. Jemima will contact her bank to provide proof showing that the said amount was received in her account from the account of the PTI chief's offshore company Niazi Service Limited, explained Naeem Bukhari. (more...)
Tsunami Enabled Hundreds of Aquatic Species to Raft Across Pacific Tsunami Enabled Hundreds of Aquatic Species to Raft Across Pacific
- September 29, 2017

The towering tsunami , triggered by a 9.0 magnitude quake on the afternoon of 11 March 2011, generated five million tonnes of debris from the three prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima . "In fact, it would surprise me if there weren't". The increase in marine plastics and other more durable debris also made survival easier, according to the researchers. (more...)
Russian Football Union Warns Fans Could Be Imprisoned For Causing Crowd Trouble Russian Football Union Warns Fans Could Be Imprisoned For Causing Crowd Trouble
- September 29, 2017

President Putin approved new legislation in April that introduced tougher punishments, including for foreign nationals, for crowd trouble at sports events. Liverpool and United have engaged with travelling supporters in an attempt to secure their safety, advising not to wear club colours or travel alone as there are fears they will be targeted. (more...)
British tourist charged after teenage girl dies in Port Macquarie crash British tourist charged after teenage girl dies in Port Macquarie crash
- September 29, 2017

Six of her family members were inside the auto as it rolled several times after it swerved to avoid a van, that police said pulled out in front of the family. I know you're watching over me but it's just not the same. 'Always my best friend. 'Sorry to hear this I'm literally crying my eyes out, you helped me through the good and bad Jade, I'll miss u heaps r.i.p lots of love, ' Kaiden Kashme wrote. (more...)
More provocative acts by North Korea expected More provocative acts by North Korea expected
- September 29, 2017

Seoul was supposed to regain wartime OPCON in 2015, but the transfer was postponed, as the allies had agreed in 2014 to a "conditions-based" handover in the wake of Pyongyang's continued nuclear and missile tests. Moon said he had opposed the deployment of US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea, but rapid improvement in North Korea's missile capabilities prompted the decision. (more...)
3 dead, over 20 hurt in stampede at Mumbai's Parel railway station 3 dead, over 20 hurt in stampede at Mumbai's Parel railway station
- September 29, 2017

As per last reports in, 15 people had died and more than 30 were injured. Chaos prevailed as people surged forward to leave the bridge. Some reports also suggest that there was a rumour of the foot-over-bridge falling that prompted the panic rush. (more...)
UAE source: Former Thai PM left Dubai on September 11 for UK UAE source: Former Thai PM left Dubai on September 11 for UK
- September 29, 2017

Thaksin's Puea Thai Party did not comment to Reuters on Prayuth's disclosure that Yingluck was in Dubai. Aides said she had fled Thailand, fearing a harsh sentence. Thailand has no extradition treaty with the UAE. Her absence caused the court to postpone the announcement to Wednesday (Sept 27), when it handed down a five-year jail term for her failure to stop fake and corrupt government-to-government sales of rice from the rice programme even though she had been aware of the irregularities. (more...)
FAA restricts drone flights over United States landmarks FAA restricts drone flights over United States landmarks
- September 29, 2017

Constitution in Boston. If you're a drone owner in the U.S. and you're looking to fly your drone around some of the famous landmarks in the USA, you might want to take note that the FAA has recently announced that they will be restricting drones from flying around certain landmarks in the United States, one of them being the Statue of Liberty. (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

However, he argued the model under which the administration was operating was tailored toward other hurricanes, while Puerto Rico was dealing with the fallout from multiple storms that had covered the totality of the island where millions of U.S. (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

As Warren crumpled to the ground, the clown calmly walked back to the vehicle. Warren died two days later in hospital and until now it has been a mystery as to who was behind the clown mask. She said it's one step closer to her and her family finally finding justice. After Marlene Warren was killed, investigators identified Shelia Keen as a suspect, but she was never arrested. (more...)
Military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating' Military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'
- September 29, 2017

In his brief address to reporters before heading to the airport, Ri said that the worldwide community had hoped that the "war of words between the DPRK and the United States not turn into real actions". bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea, the furthest north of the demilitarized zone that any USA aircraft has flown this century. 'North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire global community, ' it added. (more...)
Trump says he will negotiate with Democrats on healthcare Trump says he will negotiate with Democrats on healthcare
- September 29, 2017

Trump now says he will work with Democrats on a future bipartisan healthcare bill, according to USA Today . US President Donald Trump was set to roll out a proposal to overhaul the USA tax code on Wednesday after health care failure. In the meantime, he said he would work with Democrats to make the effort one that had support from both parties. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had attempted to pass the healthcare bill under the budget reconciliation process. (more...)
Locals struggle to get information on loved ones in Puerto Rico Locals struggle to get information on loved ones in Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

Rowe also returned with four evacuees who were desperate to get out. Rowe's jet also flew supplies and volunteers to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston and has made other trips around the world in the wake of disasters. He last visited her in August and believes in his heart he will be in touch with her again. "Those images were burned into my mind". "This is our duty when anything happens we need to come to people's aid and they got hit especially hard". (more...)
Syrian troops close to encircling Deir el-Zour Syrian troops close to encircling Deir el-Zour
- September 29, 2017

It says two of the hospitals were struck again days later. PHR and other watchdogs say the Syrian government has intentionally targeted medical workers and hospitals throughout the six-year-old civil war. The state-run news agency SANA said pro-government forces are battling the militants in the village of al-Husseiniyeh on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, across from the remaining militant-held pockets in the city. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif to leave for London to see his ailing wife Nawaz Sharif to leave for London to see his ailing wife
- September 29, 2017

The Sharif family members had been summoned to appear in court today with regards to three corruption references filed against them by the NAB. "According to which accused Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz who are not in attendance, are residing overseas". (more...)
Myanmar's critics call Rohingya-only enclaves '21st-century concentration camps' Myanmar's critics call Rohingya-only enclaves '21st-century concentration camps'
- September 29, 2017

Migration Agency. "We have received bone-chilling accounts from those who fled - mainly women, children and the elderly". Myanmar soldiers "do this intentionally, they want us to suffer", the boy's father said. "Evidently they had to flee from a very urgent situation, from very sudden violence - so they need everything". They also blame the worldwide media of taking the side of the Rohingya Muslims. (more...)
Havili named on All Blacks bench Havili named on All Blacks bench
- September 29, 2017

Patrick Tuipulotu will make his impact from the bench in his first appearance for the All Blacks this year. David Havili appears set to earn his first Test cap off the bench after the utility back was named in the All Blacks squad for the clash against Argentina . (more...)
London's Shoreditch is the most expensive tech hub in the world London's Shoreditch is the most expensive tech hub in the world
- September 29, 2017

In fact, a new report out today from property consultancy Knight Frank claims Shoreditch, the heart of London's tech sector, has the most expensive office space of any tech hub in the world. . Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore all are well outside of the top spots, providing affordable office space in their emerging tech districts with office rents in Hong Kong's Cyberport just $36.90/sq ft. (more...)
Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany
- September 29, 2017

Najib said he had a productive meeting with the chancellor previous year. The uncertainty this will cause is most likely to have a detrimental effect on the New Zealand Dollar. Yet again though, the bond market's reaction to the latest escalation in tension between North Korea and the USA proved short-lived. The closed 0.22% lower while the closed at 6370.59, down 0.88%. (more...)
Dems introduce bill to expand Jones Act waivers for Puerto Rico Dems introduce bill to expand Jones Act waivers for Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

He waived a 1920 law that restricts foreign-flagged ships from operating between U.S. ports, in response to a request from Puerto Rico's governor. A similar law called the Passenger Vessel Act was passed in 1886 and prevented foreign built and owned ships from ferrying passengers from one USA port to another. (more...)

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