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Israeli Muslims protest Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Israeli Muslims protest Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya
- September 12, 2017

Rakhine has been gripped by violence since militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority attacked security forces in late August, triggering brutal army reprisals that have left hundreds dead and pushed almost 3,00,000 Rohingya across the border to Bangladesh. (more...)
Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes
- September 12, 2017

He is now calling for what he calls the most powerful sanctions ever against North Korea but still says the objective of such measures is to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table. A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers, but only two have been operational so far at the site in rural Seongju. Russian Federation and China both share a border with North Korea. (more...)
Georgia reports its first Irma related death Georgia reports its first Irma related death
- September 12, 2017

Jacksonville was one of the hardest-hit cities in Florida , with wind gusts of 90 miles per hour being reported at the city's airport. SC could be impacted by severe weather, including tornadoes, heavy rains, flooding and high winds as the system makes its way through the Southeast. (more...)
France discusses increased pressure on North Korea with Trump, Abe France discusses increased pressure on North Korea with Trump, Abe
- September 12, 2017

Newsmax reported on Thursday that sources close to Trump's national security team revealed that the order comes after Kim Jong Un's verbal threats against Guam, and the refusal to end the ballistic missile tests. The missile flew over Japanese territory and landed in the Pacific. For the second time in its history, Japan has carried out a series of anti-missile drills at a USA airbase in the northern Tohoku region, as tensions mount with North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program. (more...)
NATO Chief Calls For United Response To North Korea NATO Chief Calls For United Response To North Korea
- September 12, 2017

Stoltenberg refused to say whether an attack on the Pacific US territory of Guam would trigger NATO's collective defense clause, saying "I will not speculate about whether Article Five will be applied in such a situation". Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end the North Korean crisis along the lines of a past deal with Iran. (more...)
Auto sales continue robust growth in August: SIAM Auto sales continue robust growth in August: SIAM
- September 12, 2017

The GST led to lower prices for most of the passenger vehicles, but bigger cars and SUVs are set to become more expensive after the government on Saturday increased a cess on such vehicles by as much as 7%. Due to a hard Q1, M&HCV sales remain under pressure and are down by 13.60 percent to 97,599 units. Passenger carrier sales declined by 2,969 units in August 2017 in comparison with 4,100 units sold in the same month past year. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn wants to retain trade within the single market post Brexit Jeremy Corbyn wants to retain trade within the single market post Brexit
- September 12, 2017

Asked about Labour's plans following the implementation period, Mr Corbyn told BBC Radio 4's World at One that he wanted the United Kingdom to continue to "trade within the single market" and said it was "open for discussion" whether this should involve formal membership. (more...)
Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time' Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time'
- September 12, 2017

Branson thanked people for the "messages of support" and said he was certain the "amazing people" living in the islands "will bounce back stronger than ever". If your building is not very solid, do find somewhere safe! But he's not taking any chances and urges his fellow British Virgin Islanders to be prepared for a battering. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: FPL staged to restore power; some already without power Hurricane Irma: FPL staged to restore power; some already without power
- September 12, 2017

More than 800,000 were without power in Miami-Dade County. Flooding was reported along Interstate 4, which cuts across Florida's midsection. Full restoration of service could take weeks, they added. "Shingles are coming off". Then, she didn't evacuate Key West because she's a nervous wreck driving alone, and her husband - "a hard-headed conch" - wouldn't leave. (more...)
Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport
- September 12, 2017

Although many Southeast airports remain open, a number of flights have been cancelled or delayed as the result of airport closures throughout the region. About 552 arriving flights are canceled. "At issue is Irma's anticipated general north-south wind direction relative to Atlanta's east-west runway configuration", the airline said in a statement . (more...)
Brazilian billionaire Batista surrenders to police in corruption scandal Brazilian billionaire Batista surrenders to police in corruption scandal
- September 12, 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) - The former chairman of the world's largest meatpacker, whose testimony implicated Brazil's president in corruption, turned himself in to police Sunday after the country's Supreme Court ordered his arrest. information that they were obliged to provide" as part of their agreement. Both men didn't lie or omit information from their plea-bargain and they're willing to co-operate with prosecutors, according to a statement issued by J&F. (more...)
Brits fear: North Korea Brits fear: North Korea "secretly helped by Iran to gain nuclear weapons"
- September 12, 2017

Merkel stressed in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper published on August 10 that a diplomatic solution is the only viable way to resolve the crisis . In a separate report , The Guardian noted that Merkel's intervention reflects growing alarm in Europe that US President Donald Trump is worsening one nuclear crisis by repeated threats to use military force against North Korea, and seeking to trigger a second one by torpedoing the Iran deal to which ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma leaves nearly 6 million without power in Florida Hurricane Irma leaves nearly 6 million without power in Florida
- September 12, 2017

Irma was about 105 miles (170 kilometres) northwest of Tampa, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kilometres per hour). As of 5:53 a.m. "Luckily I was able to get 30 cases of water from our distributor early in the week", he said. The storm was still hurling 70 miles per hour winds Monday morning and pummeling cities in northeast Florida that had not expected to feel its full wrath. (more...)
South Korean Foreign Minister Says North Korea On 'Reckless Path' South Korean Foreign Minister Says North Korea On 'Reckless Path'
- September 12, 2017

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said at the weekend that North Korea's "reckless behaviour", pursuing nuclear and missile programmes, was a global threat and required a global response. Security Council diplomats, who weren't authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the US and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. (more...)
Trump signs aid and debt bill over some GOP objections Trump signs aid and debt bill over some GOP objections
- September 12, 2017

The aid measure is just the first installment in government spending that could rival or exceed the $110 billion federal response after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, though future aid packages may be more hard to pass. "There was some hissing and I don't know if there was some booing, but there were some groans", Republican Representative Mark Walker said. "This is something that just comes up over and over again and we've never done anything to fix it", he said, adding lawmakers should have ... (more...)
Kate Middleton had to 'PERSUADE' Prince William for 3rd Royal baby Kate Middleton had to 'PERSUADE' Prince William for 3rd Royal baby
- September 12, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child , Kensington Palace announced on Monday. Even close aides were reportedly taken by surprise, having believed the couple would stop at two children because they already had a boy and a girl - or an heir and a spare. (more...)
USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill
- September 12, 2017

Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill. Sanders has said that he plans to introduce his Medicare for All bill next week. The Massachusetts Democrat announced her intention to co-sponsor the forthcoming legislation in an e-mail message to supporters Thursday morning. (more...)
California Sues Over Plan to End Dreamer Program California Sues Over Plan to End Dreamer Program
- September 12, 2017

Frosh, a Democrat, joined the attorneys general of California, Minnesota and ME to challenge the decision by President Donald J. Trump in federal court in California. Becerra said California's lawsuit is similar to the other challenges, but it will argue Trump's decision violates due process protections by "putting at risk DACA recipients' personal information". (more...)
Court orders INEC to resume Senator Melaye's recall Court orders INEC to resume Senator Melaye's recall
- September 12, 2017

The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba , however, has said INEC "shall proceed with the recall process ". Meanwhile, the court faulted INEC's position that the 90 days period the constitution provided for the conclusion of Melaye's recall will elapse on September 18. (more...)
Turkey arrests two more Germans as tensions rise Turkey arrests two more Germans as tensions rise
- September 11, 2017

Martin Schaefer, a German foreign ministry spokesman, have announced on Monday that a German couple of Turkish origin has been detained at an ─░stanbul airport, Deutsche Welle reported. "It is, as a result, strongly advised not to make public political statements against the Turkish government or express sympathy with labelled terrorist organizations", the statement read. (more...)

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