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Iraqi Security Forces Start Offensive to Liberate Hawijah From Daesh Iraqi Security Forces Start Offensive to Liberate Hawijah From Daesh
- September 22, 2017

The council voted unanimously to ask the U.N.to establish an investigative team to help Iraq preserve evidence "that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by ISIS, variously known as ISIL and Daesh . The US is leading air campaigns against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . "So they will have to try to encircle Hawija town before they are able to get into it". (more...)
Mexican rescue dog who saved 52 lives combs rubble after quake Mexican rescue dog who saved 52 lives combs rubble after quake
- September 22, 2017

And she's still sniffing to the rescue after a 7.1 magnitude natural disaster again struck Mexico on Tuesday, leaving over 200 dead and many more missing, according to The Guardian. The Labrador is being celebrated for her valiant efforts, as are the many other canines searching through the destroyed homes and neighbourhoods in the area. (more...)
Istanbul's Ataturk airport closed after jet crashes Istanbul's Ataturk airport closed after jet crashes
- September 22, 2017

Firefighters were mobilized to extinguish the fire, Anadolu reported. Airlive reports the plane tried to return to the airport when a failure alarm was triggered. All flights have been canceled, local outlets have reported. The police said that the jet's two pilots, a cabin crew member and a passenger were slightly injured in the crash. (more...)
Donald Trump endorses Republican healthcare plan amid flap involving comedian Donald Trump endorses Republican healthcare plan amid flap involving comedian
- September 22, 2017

If passed, the Graham-Cassidy bill would eliminate those reimbursements for one year, restricting women's access (specifically low-income women's access) to life-saving screenings and tests provided by Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. (more...)
Mexico quake: Rescuers try to reach girl buried alive under school rubble Mexico quake: Rescuers try to reach girl buried alive under school rubble
- September 22, 2017

The death toll surpassed 200 the following day. Rescuers are digging in rubble from a schoolhouse looking for missing children. Many were confronted by scenes resembling parents' worst nightmares, as rescuers pulled dead children from the ruins. (more...)
Iowa's budget won't prompt special session Iowa's budget won't prompt special session
- September 22, 2017

She has authority without legislative action to transfer up to $50 million in emergency funds to plug a budget shortfall. But officials with the National Council on Compensation Insurance, which sets the rates in Iowa and other states in the USA, said the reduction was based on data from premium years 2014 and 2015, along with a decrease in claims. (more...)
Sunnier day ahead; Maria hits Puerto Rico Sunnier day ahead; Maria hits Puerto Rico
- September 22, 2017

Before arriving at the USA territories, Hurricane Maria went directly over the island of Dominica , while also almost making landfall in Guadaloupe. Governor Rossell├│ said officials were bracing for the " worst hurricane in modern history in Puerto Rico". Maria has caused at least 10 deaths across the Caribbean , including seven in the hard-hit island of Dominica and two in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. (more...)
South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea
- September 22, 2017

That could mean the aid might not arrive in North Korea this year, senior ministry officials said . The Ministry of Unification said details of the plan, including when and how the donations will actually be carried out, will be decided "with consideration of South-North relations", without elaborating any further. (more...)
Kentucky's US Senators at Odds Over Last-Ditch Effort to Overhaul Health Care Kentucky's US Senators at Odds Over Last-Ditch Effort to Overhaul Health Care
- September 22, 2017

The initiative was gaining support given that conservatives realise that September 30 was their deadline for replacing Obamacare with a mere simple majority of 51 votes, potentially including Vice President Mike Pence as a tie-breaking vote, although it is not yet clear whether the Republicans has enough votes to pass it. (more...)
London Police Arrest 2 More in Subway Bombing Investigation London Police Arrest 2 More in Subway Bombing Investigation
- September 22, 2017

His arrest followed that of an 18-year-old man in Kent in relation to the bombing. Earlier an 18-year-old teenager was arrested in the departure area of the port of Dover in connection with the attack on Saturday morning. Information on Farroukh emerged as the United Kingdom government reduced the official terror threat level from critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, to severe, suggesting an attack is highly likely. (more...)
North Korea: UN sanctions will only speed nuclear program, Pyongyang says North Korea: UN sanctions will only speed nuclear program, Pyongyang says
- September 22, 2017

South Korea suspended humanitarian aid to North Korea after the country conducted its fourth nuclear test in January 2016. In a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Moon said South Korea has always hosted global sports events successfully despite being technically at war with the North, according to a South Korean presidential official. (more...)
Trump praises Turkey's Erdogan as a friend Trump praises Turkey's Erdogan as a friend
- September 22, 2017

At the start of their meeting Thursday in New York, Trump heaped praise on Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown in Turkey following an attempted coup a year ago. Erdo─čan told PBS this week that Trump "called me about a week ago about this issue - he said that he was sorry, and he told me that he was going to follow up on this issue when we come to the United States within the framework of an official visit". (more...)
North Korea in outrageous Trump 'barking dog' threat as WW3 tensions ESCALATE North Korea in outrageous Trump 'barking dog' threat as WW3 tensions ESCALATE
- September 22, 2017

Late Wednesday, North Korea's foreign minister responded to the threat by comparing Trump's comments to a " barking dog ". USA officials scrambled to stress diplomatic options remained open after Mr. "We call on all parties to be calmer than calm and not let the situation escalate out of control", Wang said . President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. (more...)
Big cats fight: Injured white tiger dies in Bannerghatta Big cats fight: Injured white tiger dies in Bannerghatta
- September 22, 2017

While authorities tried their best to save the beast by trying to scare off the Bengal tigers, due to the fight, the white tiger lost its life. BBP director Santosh Kumar said the tiger died of shock. "We had put workers who are outsourced to operate gates of zoo enclosures". While the nine-year-old white tiger, Shreyas, succumbed to his injuries, which were quite severe, the other got away with minor wounds and is being treated. (more...)
Bipartisan group of AGs expand opioid investigation Bipartisan group of AGs expand opioid investigation
- September 22, 2017

In particular, Endo International PLC, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Allergan Inc. and Purdue Pharma are all being actively questioned. In 2016, there were 2,107 suspected fatal overdoses in the state, the most ever counted and at least three times the number reported in 2013, according to the state Department of Public Health. (more...)
Math results a growing concern for TDSB Math results a growing concern for TDSB
- September 22, 2017

There were mostly minor changes in the results of provincial reading, writing and math tests in Waterloo region schools from previous testing years. Currently, 84 TDSB schools province offer applied math programs to just under 4,000 students. (more...)
New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida
- September 22, 2017

Tawanda Owsley with the American Red Cross says there is a possibility they'll send volunteers to Puerto Rico and Mexico. "This unprecedented demand challenged our infrastructure and caused us to temporarily suspend service", the agency said in a written statement. (more...)
Valerie Plame apologizes for 'America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars' tweet Valerie Plame apologizes for 'America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars' tweet
- September 22, 2017

Bush. Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no one will hear about or from the offending party ever again. "Someone tell Valerie Plame Wilson that you can oppose neocon & right-wing Israeli influence on USA policy without being a raging anti-Semite", Journalist Sulome Anderson tweeted. (more...)
Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse
- September 22, 2017

Shane, who shared custody of Nelly with her mother, said he saw police activity when he came to pick her up on the day of the accident. Tampa police are investigating but say they have no reason to doubt the family's version of events. The girl's father told the Tampa Bay Times he had Nelly when he was still in high school and his parents have been helping raise the girl. According to the obituary her family wrote, she also loved playing with her puppy, watching the cartoon ... (more...)
A Big First Is Coming for Marine Corps A Big First Is Coming for Marine Corps
- September 22, 2017

A female Marine officer is expected to graduate from the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course on Monday, marking the first time a woman had made it through the grueling 13-week course. The Marines first opened the Infantry Officer Course to women on an experimental basis in 2012, allowing them to attempt it as a part of broader research across the Defense Department examining how to integrate all-male units. (more...)