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Dozens Killed in Attack on Iranian Military Parade Dozens Killed in Attack on Iranian Military Parade
- September 23, 2018

At least 53 people, including women and children, were injured in the attack, which was carried out by gunmen disguised as military members. Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the department for European affairs of the ministry summoned the three diplomats separately at the evening time on Saturday to declare Tehran's strong protest to the role their countries might have played to support elements who carried out the terror attacks in Ahvaz earlier in the day that ... (more...)
Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll rises Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll rises
- September 23, 2018

He said the ferry captain already had been detained after leaving the steering to someone who wasn't properly trained, The Citizen newspaper reported . Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced three days of mourning following the accident and called for the arrest of the person who was in charge of the ferry on the day of the accident. (more...)
6m Attack on military parade in Iran
- September 23, 2018

A woman and a child were among at least 20 people wounded in the attack by a "group of assailants" on the parade in the city of Ahvaz , the official IRNA news agency reported. Mobile phone footage published by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency showed members of Iran's IRGC and army forces in dress uniform scrambling to the ground while gunfire erupted around them. (more...)
Israel says keeps Syria freedom of action despite downed Russian Federation plane Israel says keeps Syria freedom of action despite downed Russian Federation plane
- September 23, 2018

The Israelis "provided proof" to the Russians that their plane had been shot down because the Syrian batteries had "fired recklessly, irresponsibly and unprofessionally, long after our planes were no longer there", the official said . Hezbollah has "accurate missiles that if used in any future war will change the entire equation", Nasrallah said. "We proved how the Syrian reckless anti-air fire was the direct cause of hitting the Russian aircraft". (more...)
Marine Le Pen ordered to take psych evaluation over ISIL tweets Marine Le Pen ordered to take psych evaluation over ISIL tweets
- September 23, 2018

The court said the controversial politician should be examined by a medical professional to determine whether she "is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions", The Local France reported . Marine Le Pen had tweeted, on 16 December 2015, photos of abuses committed by ISIS in response to journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin of the BFMTV-RMC network, whom she accused of drawing a parallel between ISIS and the FN. (more...)
Texas mayor kills huge alligator she thinks ate her miniature horse Texas mayor kills huge alligator she thinks ate her miniature horse
- September 23, 2018

It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported . According to Texas Park and Wildlife , when hunting alligators it's required that a hook and line be secured on private property and that firearms, air guns, and arrow guns may be used to dispatch alligators legally captured on a taking device in any county. (more...)
Paul Gosar: Siblings savage congressman in attack advert Paul Gosar: Siblings savage congressman in attack advert
- September 23, 2018

The Republican Freedom Caucus member's stances on immigration, health care and environmental issues have led to a family rift, siblings told the Phoenix New Times on Friday. He's joined Trump's relentless attacks on the media and once called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attended this year's State of the Union as guests. (more...)
Fresh deadline for Brett Kavanaugh accuser adds to supreme court drama
- September 22, 2018

Feinstein has said she did so because she was respecting Blasey's wish to remain anonymous. Aides to Grassley did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The President previously had avoided naming Professor Ford or plainly casting doubt on her account. The committee's 11 Republicans - all men - have been seeking an outside female attorney to interrogate Ford, mindful of the election-season impression that could be left by men trying to pick apart a woman's assertion of a sexual ... (more...)
Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal
- September 22, 2018

Syrian President Bashar Assad sent Putin a telegram Wednesday offering his condolences and putting the blame on Israeli "aggression", the official SANA news agency said. The military statement said the Israeli delegation would "present the continuous Iranian attempts to transfer strategic weapons to Hezbollah . and to establish an Iranian military presence in Syria". (more...)
Defence Ministry reiterates stand, says govt had no role in choosing Reliance Defence Ministry reiterates stand, says govt had no role in choosing Reliance
- September 22, 2018

Anil Ambani (the billionaire chairman of Reliance Group )". A political fight has broken out in India after former French President Francois Hollande told a French website that the Indian government suggested Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence for the Rafale jet deal . (more...)
Over 62,000 still without power in the Carolinas after Florence Over 62,000 still without power in the Carolinas after Florence
- September 22, 2018

Officials are also anxious about contamination and environmental hazards from the storm , including the potential effects of coal ash . "Even though there is no substantial rain in the forecast and the sun may be shining across many parts of our state, rivers continue to rise and we will see more flooding". (more...)
Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak faces dozens more corruption charges Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak faces dozens more corruption charges
- September 22, 2018

Police have raided the residence of the mother of Najib Razak, as authorities tighten the noose against the former prime minister amid a string of fresh charges today. The US Department of Justice estimated that about $4.5 billion were diverted from 1MDB, of which about $1 billion would have been laundered in the US through the purchase of real estate , yachts, jewelery and works of art, among other goods. (more...)
'I don't have an attorney general,' Trump says in interview 'I don't have an attorney general,' Trump says in interview
- September 22, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), an on-again, off-again Trump whisperer, seemed to be sending the President a clear signal about Sessions' future earlier in September. "We'll see how it goes with Jeff", the president concluded. But Mr. Trump said he believes the documents will show the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated the case as a political "hoax", and said he expects exposing corruption at the Federal Bureau of Investigation could be the "crowning achievement" of his presidency. (more...)
Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed in parade attack Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed in parade attack
- September 22, 2018

The official IRNA news agency said a woman and a child were among the wounded. A state TV report said the assailants were "Takifiri gunmen", a term sometimes used to describe Islamic State. He said that children and journalists were casualties in the attack. He did not immediately elaborate. The Guard also has vast holdings in Iran's economy. (more...)
Texan running 3D-printed gun company ordered to leave Taiwan Texan running 3D-printed gun company ordered to leave Taiwan
- September 22, 2018

He was scheduled to arrive at his new address on Friday afternoon local time to pick up the keys but never showed up. After the police confirmed that Wilson was present, he was placed under arrest at 6 PM local time . Cody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault suspect ― jetted to Taiwan after finding out that police in Austin, Texas, were after him. (more...)
European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan
- September 22, 2018

Referendum, again? May & Tory minister at odds as European Union wants UK's Brexit plan "reworked" As the European Union sent London to rework its Brexit plan, British PM Theresa May insisted it will not accept a second referendum - hours after the Tory treasury minister admitted that another vote could happen "within months". (more...)
Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee
- September 22, 2018

Amid allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, those surveyed say by 40 percent to 31 percent that the Senate shouldn't vote to approve his nomination, the first time a plurality of Americans have opposed a Supreme Court nominee since polling on the issue began. (more...)
Cruz, O'Rourke's First Debate In Dallas Cruz, O'Rourke's First Debate In Dallas
- September 22, 2018

O'Rourke has garnered national attention in the race and has elevated Democratic hopes for defeating Cruz , and neutral observers say the race is competitive. 30 in Houston and Tuesday, Oct. 16, in San Antonio . Texas voters were treated Friday evening to a Senate debate conducted throughout at an extremely high level that presented a stark contrast between full-blown conservatism and liberalism. (more...)
Kerala nun rape case: Accused bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested Kerala nun rape case: Accused bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested
- September 22, 2018

Franco Mulakkal was formally arrested after police questioned him for three days in the southern Indian city of Kochi . A notice has been issued to the bishop asking him to appear for interrogation on Thursday at 11 in the morning. The protest has gathered momentum with Christian bodies, activists, writers and locals joining in and notching up demand for the bishop's arrest. "We are very happy. (more...)
Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with song and sadness Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with song and sadness
- September 22, 2018

Back in Washington, Trump has continued to claim that his administration's response to Maria was both well executed, and underappreciated , despite independent analyses painting a more dastardly picture. Just as other Americans have received during disaster recovery, the Commission and other government entities owe the people of Puerto Rico real aid, data collection, and recovery efforts that match the unprecedented levels of devastation during this critical time in the island's history. (more...)

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