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Probe begins after M777 howitzer misfires Probe begins after M777 howitzer misfires
- September 13, 2017

This comes as a big setback to the Indian Army that is set to procure 145 of these guns as this accident might delay the process. "An M777 howitzer undergoing field firing at Pokhran had an accident on September 2. The Army is supposed to receive three more of these in September 2018. Thereafter, induction will commence from March 2019 onwards at the rate of five guns per month till the complete consignment is received by mid-2021. (more...)
Rally held for biracial boy hung from rope by teens Rally held for biracial boy hung from rope by teens
- September 13, 2017

Gov. Chris Sununu dispatched a team of state prosecutors to assist in the police probe of the assault on an 8-year-old boy who reportedly was the target of racial slurs and suffered rope burns on his neck. Police have yet to release any more details about the case, citing the privacy concerns of all the minors involved - but say they are investigating the incident. (more...)
The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force
- September 13, 2017

The three snapped a photo and the Gainesville Police Department shared it on its Facebook page. The department responded to the comments, saying many of them made the Gainesville Police Chief blush. "4. On another note, Officer Rengering is being placed into Cougar Prey Protective Care, similar to the witness protection program for his safety". (more...)
PM calls off press meeting amid clash over THAAD deployment PM calls off press meeting amid clash over THAAD deployment
- September 13, 2017

China also strongly opposes THAAD, fearing the system's powerful radar could be used against its own military. "To the degree that North Korea knows that the worldwide community is going to punish it for conducting its sixth nuclear test - or try to punish it, at any rate - there is no incentive not to do something else provocative on September 9". (more...)
Hurricane Irma: 1200 Americans Evacuated from St. Martin Hurricane Irma: 1200 Americans Evacuated from St. Martin
- September 13, 2017

More than 40 tonnes of aid has arrived in the region, including 2,608 shelter kits which can provide cover for more than 13,000 people, the UK's Foreign Office said. The Dutch military are using the runway, which was inundated by high tides during the hurricane , to ferry in aid supplies but say it's not yet open to civilian flights as there are no runway lights or air traffic control. (more...)
Hurricane Jose Is Spinning In the Atlantic, Could Threaten Bahamas, Florida Hurricane Jose Is Spinning In the Atlantic, Could Threaten Bahamas, Florida
- September 13, 2017

Latest forecast models are struggling to track the hurricane's exact path, but the tail-end of the storm could bring some unstable conditions to the United Kingdom in about 10 days time. EDT advisory (via Express ). A few of our computer models have it making landfall in New Jersey, others have it scraping the New England coast, and many models take the storm completely out to sea. (more...)
Cambodia condemns North Korea's nuclear tests Cambodia condemns North Korea's nuclear tests
- September 13, 2017

North Korea's envoy to the United Nations has warned " forthcoming measures " will "make the U.S. suffer the greatest pain " it has ever experienced. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea credited China and Russia's support of the United Nations resolution but says both countries "must do much more" to implement and enforce the sanctions . (more...)
United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

North Korea's state-run television on Sunday aired a video of its leader Kim Jong Un hosting massive celebration events to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago. (more...)
Yet another tropical storm forms; this one is named Katia Yet another tropical storm forms; this one is named Katia
- September 13, 2017

Earlier in the day, Katia was slightly nearer to the Mexican coast, and at about 10 p.m. CDT (0300 GMT) was moving east-southeast at around 2 miles per hour (4 kph), the centre said. Jose is located to the east of Hurricane Irma, which is a powerful and risky storm heading toward Antigua and perhaps the United States. The hurricane center says Katia is expected to stay offshore through Friday morning. (more...)
Workload: Primary teaching hours up by more than a third, OECD finds Workload: Primary teaching hours up by more than a third, OECD finds
- September 13, 2017

With Israel's mandatory early childhood education program beginning at age three, Israel and the United Kingdom had the highest enrollment of three-year-olds, reported to be 100%, compared to the OECD average of 78%. It also showed that the baseline salary, before tax, of a secondary school teacher with 10 years of experience was around £33,233, lower than in 13 other places. (more...)
China urges N.Korea to 'take seriously' bid to halt nuclear program China urges N.Korea to 'take seriously' bid to halt nuclear program
- September 13, 2017

Under the measure, countries are authorized to inspect ships suspected of carrying banned North Korean cargo but must first seek the consent of the flag-state. North Korean soldiers salute at Munsu Hill in Pyongyang , North Korea to mark the 69th anniversary of the country's founding Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (more...)
Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico
- September 13, 2017

In preparation for the storms, particularly the very risky Hurricane Irma , several corporate entities, such as, the Ritz Carlton and American Airlines , have taken precautionary measures. The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. (more...)
India rejects United Nations human rights chief's criticism on Rohingya Muslim refugees India rejects United Nations human rights chief's criticism on Rohingya Muslim refugees
- September 13, 2017

Chander, permanent representative of India to United Nations, added that individual incidents were being "extrapolated" to paint a broader societal situation. Responding to comments made by the UN Human Rights Commission about cow vigilante attacks and last week's murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh , India's representative claimed "individual incidents are being extrapolated to suggest a broader societal situation". (more...)
Trump courting Democrats on tax reform
- September 13, 2017

Time is running out on a GOP-only Obamacare repeal bill, however. Heller said he has faith there will be a tax reform bill passed by Christmas. Democrats tend not to argue about the issue, but Republicans do. Paul Ryan , hours before the deal was reached, said a 3-month debt limit extension was "disgraceful" and "unworkable". (more...)
EU Continues to Request Humanitarian Access to Myanmar: Ambassador EU Continues to Request Humanitarian Access to Myanmar: Ambassador
- September 13, 2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims , prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. (more...)
Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train deadline advanced to 2022: Piyush Goyal Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train deadline advanced to 2022: Piyush Goyal
- September 13, 2017

He further said that it was the goodwill of the PM that was instrumental in India getting such cheap loan from Japan for the bullet train. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that Indian engineers have the capability and our workers have the efficiency to complete it a year earlier", he told reporters. (more...)
EU, Britain delay next round of Brexit talks because of May speech EU, Britain delay next round of Brexit talks because of May speech
- September 13, 2017

It is the sixth position paper by the Government in its talks with Brussels . But the Government said the new paper shows its continuing commitment to European security. "This is why, in addition to stronger relations with EU member states, we also envisage a strong UK-EU partnership on foreign and defence policy following our departure". (more...)
Are Yankees going to win another at Rays? MLB Predictions 9/12/17 Are Yankees going to win another at Rays? MLB Predictions 9/12/17
- September 13, 2017

This is hardly the first time the Yankees have played at a ballpark the Mets called home. "They want to get back and see their homes and check on whatever they left behind". It was the 14th homer allowed in 24 starts this season by Gray. "We're just praying for them and hopefully everybody comes out safe and sound". Clint Frazier started in left field. (more...)
Cramer: The markets' relief over North Korea is premature Cramer: The markets' relief over North Korea is premature
- September 13, 2017

As for energy, it caps Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months, and it limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year. Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totalling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. (more...)
Trump says military action against North Korea 'not inevitable' Trump says military action against North Korea 'not inevitable'
- September 13, 2017

The new draft also softens its language on foreign workers and other issues. The Security Council vote is expected on Monday early evening ET. Jin Qiangyi, a professor at the Center for North and South Korean Studies at Yanbian University, said cutting off North Korea's oil supply was could mean "trouble" for China . (more...)

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