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Eric and Lara Trump Announce Birth of First Child Eric and Lara Trump Announce Birth of First Child
- September 12, 2017

The new father announced the birth of his son on Twitter with a sweet photo of the newborn. Eric "Luke" Trump is the president's ninth grandchild. Eric Trump is a businessman, philanthropist, and former reality TV personality. Ivanka Trump also has three children - Arabella, Theodore and Joseph - with husband Jared Kushner. Also in that interview, Lara said that "Eric's dad was so excited" about the pregnancy that they were anxious he'd "blurt it out at a press conference" before they ... (more...)
Harvey aid, debt limit hike and government funding sails through Senate
- September 12, 2017

The bill now heads to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to promptly sign the measure. Some conservative Republican lawmakers strongly objected to the agreement, preferring instead a stand-alone hurricane relief measure that was not linked to efforts to raise the federal borrowing limit and keep the federal government operating until December 8. (more...)
18-year-old man shot in face on South Side 18-year-old man shot in face on South Side
- September 12, 2017

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. The 24-year-old was walking on the sidewalk at 10:16 p.m.in the 5300 block of West Adams when she heard shots and realized she'd been hit in the left foot, police said. (more...)
Malaysian PM Najib, wife meet Malaysians in Washington Malaysian PM Najib, wife meet Malaysians in Washington
- September 12, 2017

The programme at the White House included an expanded delegation meeting involving members and advisers of the Trump administration as well as Malaysian ministers and senior government officials. She said the USA and Malaysia "have had a 60-year relationship and partnership built on common economic and security interests and that continues". (more...)
Don't forget Hurricane Jose - and don't return that generator just yet Don't forget Hurricane Jose - and don't return that generator just yet
- September 12, 2017

Typically, hurricanes that form in this part of the Atlantic go back out to sea and die out, but Jose's "odd forecast track" predicts a circuitous path over the next few days. As Irma has been losing steam while it is travelling up the US, eyes have started turning to Hurricane Jose, which is sitting north of the Caribbean Islands. (more...)
Myanmar Violence a 'Textbook' Example of Ethnic Cleansing Myanmar Violence a 'Textbook' Example of Ethnic Cleansing
- September 12, 2017

Cox's Bazar ( Bangladesh ) ( AFP ) - The situation in Myanmar is a " textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations rights chief said Monday, as Washington condemned a surge in violence that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh. (more...)
Woman accused of shooting homeless man who asked her to move Porsche Woman accused of shooting homeless man who asked her to move Porsche
- September 12, 2017

Police say Melton asked Quackenbush to move the SUV because its exhaust fumes and loud music were impairing his ability to sleep. Police say that after shouting at one another, Melton retreated but Quackenbush got out of her $60,000 Porsche Cayenne and fired two shots at him, wounding him in the stomach. (more...)
India urges Myanmar to handle Rohingya Muslims situation with 'restraint and maturity' India urges Myanmar to handle Rohingya Muslims situation with 'restraint and maturity'
- September 12, 2017

The United States has expressed concerns about the deadly violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar but refused to address calls for global sanctions against the country. We've held bilateral discussions with Myanmar on Rohingya issue. "India's stand to support Suu Kyi is also in line with our tough stand on terrorism, as well as on refusing to interfere in Myanmar's domestic politics", said India's former Ambassador to Myanmar Rajiv Bhatia. (more...)
DPRK warns US, Japan, South Korea against seeking additional sanctions DPRK warns US, Japan, South Korea against seeking additional sanctions
- September 12, 2017

Security Council that it intends to call a meeting on Monday to vote on a draft resolution establishing additional sanctions on North Korea for its missile and nuclear programme, the U.S. Russian Federation has said sanctions aren't working and President Vladimir Putin expressed concern that a total oil cutoff could hurt the North Korean people. (more...)
Senate OKs $15B hurricane disaster aid Senate OKs $15B hurricane disaster aid
- September 12, 2017

The bill to help recovery in Texas - and particularly the area around Houston - would also temporarily raise the USA federal borrowing limit and keep the government running for the next three more months. "It's unfortunate, they ought to be separate votes", said Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), who predicted he would not be the only Texan on Friday to oppose the Harvey aid bill in the House, all because of the deal that President Trump struck with Democrats, and forced on GOP leaders. (more...)
Family killed in volcanic crater near Naples Family killed in volcanic crater near Naples
- September 12, 2017

His father, then his mother, both fell in as they tried to rescue him. Three people reportedly died when they fell into a volcanic crater. Their seven-year-old son did not enter the crater and survived. Just a few inches below the surface, the fields are scorching hot. Geologists monitor the area by checking temperatures and chemically analyzing gases, determining that the fields had risen by about 30 centimeters over a decade. (more...)
Russian, US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor Russian, US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor
- September 12, 2017

Over the past year, Assad has crushed numerous pockets of rebel-held territory in the cities of Aleppo, Homs and Damascus, brokering local deals by which thousands of his opponents have been moved to remaining rebel-held enclaves of the country. (more...)
Facebook Live video may contain answers in death of Kenneka Jenkins Facebook Live video may contain answers in death of Kenneka Jenkins
- September 12, 2017

Reflected in her glasses is the other side of the hotel room, where Jenkins appears to be sitting. Martin also said her daughters friends' accounts of what happened aren't adding up, and that they've changed their stories "over and over". (more...)
Jose now a major hurricane Jose now a major hurricane
- September 12, 2017

Katia is expected to touch land on Friday in the state of Veracruz, with heavy rains that will last throughout the weekend. Veracruz is home to numerous rivers and is a popular white-water rafting destination. Like Irma, Jose is a Cape Verde hurricane, a type of storm that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now known as Cabo Verde). (more...)
Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat
- September 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to extend his condolences and offer support, the White House said . - Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage. Irma hit South Florida on Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands
- September 12, 2017

The head of the Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency said on Friday Hurricane Irma will devastate part of the US. The U.K. government defended its response to Hurricane Irma yesterday, amid claims it has been slow to help British overseas territories devastated by the storm. (more...)
India to step up defense ties with Belarus India to step up defense ties with Belarus
- September 12, 2017

Asserting that he advocated and promoted the idea of a multi-polar world, Lukashenko expressed the hope that India would become a "mightful pole" in the multi-polar world. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on him, the ministry said. A business forum and parallel meetings have been organised for the members of the large delegation accompanying President Lukashenko to explore business opportunities and cooperation avenues. (more...)
Panama verdict: SC accepts Sharifs plea for larger bench Panama verdict: SC accepts Sharifs plea for larger bench
- September 12, 2017

During the hearing, Salman Akram Raja, the counsel for Nawaz's children, pleaded the court to form a five-member bench to hear their review petitions. The petitions said that the country's constitution did not confer upon the apex court the jurisdiction to supervise or oversee proceedings of subordinate judiciary. (more...)
Weakened Hurricane Irma Takes Aim At Tampa Weakened Hurricane Irma Takes Aim At Tampa
- September 12, 2017

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access. Irma roared through the Florida Keys on Sunday with punishing winds before pushing its way north, flooding streets, spawning tornadoes, knocking out power to more than 3 million people across the state and snapping massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. (more...)
Over 310000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh Over 310000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh
- September 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have refused to answer calls from worldwide activists calling on him to impose sanctions against Suu Kyi's government. "We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages, and consistent accounts of extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians", Zeid told the Geneva forum. (more...)