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London says it won't renew Uber's license London says it won't renew Uber's license
- September 22, 2017

London's transport regulator has stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London , who did not have role in the decision-making process himself, said: "I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and new technology and to be a natural home for exciting new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service". (more...)
Defiant BJP Mahila Morcha leader says she can't 'tolerate' inter-faith affairs Defiant BJP Mahila Morcha leader says she can't 'tolerate' inter-faith affairs
- September 22, 2017

Varshney is the president of the BJP-backed Mahila Morcha which started a moral policing campaign in recent times. "They (Muslims) are not to be trusted ... Police on Wednesday had registered a case under section 294 (indulging in obscene act in public place) of the IPC against the man, Mohd Faizan, who was detained by the police after Hindu Yuva Vahini activists took him to the police station at Gandhi Park. (more...)
North Korea Owes NYC $156000 for Unpaid Parking Tickets North Korea Owes NYC $156000 for Unpaid Parking Tickets
- September 22, 2017

Even though the majority of tickets accrued by the diplomatic mission occurred after 2002, the city said that debt from parking tickets prior to that year still has to be paid. These debts to the city are not forgiven, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration says. The ongoing acrimony between the U.S. and North Korea has now descended into farcical territory, as USA officials are claiming that the Pyongyang regime owes the city of NY nearly $157k in unpaid parking tickets. (more...)
Government apologises after 'Bum Sex' appears on gay marriage ballot Government apologises after 'Bum Sex' appears on gay marriage ballot
- September 22, 2017

A 12-year-old Sydney Gaymer has made the most compelling argument for marriage equality in Australia yet: he wants to marry Chris Hemsworth. In a lengthy heartfelt post on Instagram , "The Hunger Games" actor wrote , "I personally do not believe that same sex marriage should come down to a vote". (more...)
United Nations head says nuclear threat at high level United Nations head says nuclear threat at high level
- September 22, 2017

Tillerson said Trump has approached the decision of whether to stay in the Iran nuclear deal in the "right way", and has been "very deliberative", listening to a variety of viewpoints. "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times, nor the 21st century United Nations , unworthy of a reply. Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one", Zarif wrote on his Twitter account shortly after the US President's maiden address at the United Nations on Tuesday. (more...)
Missing Bengaluru student found dead days after ransom demand over whatsApp video Missing Bengaluru student found dead days after ransom demand over whatsApp video
- September 22, 2017

It's not clear why they killed Sharath but the police believes he was murdered soon after he was abducted. 19-year-old Sharath left home around 6.30pm on his new bike, saying he wanted to show to his friends. Two days later, Sarath's parents received a video on WhatsApp in which he asked them to meet the ransom demand of his abductors. They dumped his body at Rachenahalli lake near Kengeri suburb. (more...)
Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules
- September 22, 2017

He said Brady, who had been on intermittent hunger strikes, removed his own naso-gastric tube on 10 May and the move was not resisted by staff. The boy's mother Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012 , had repeatedly pleaded for Brady to do so. The inquest hearing, which lasted less than 45 minutes, heard Brady was diagnosed in 1985 with paranoid schizophrenia, marked by perceptual disturbances, delusional ideas, disorganised thought and speech. (more...)
Durga immersion row: Bengal govt not approaching SC against Calcutta HC order Durga immersion row: Bengal govt not approaching SC against Calcutta HC order
- September 22, 2017

A few days back Banerjee government had announced that the immersion of the Durga Murtis will be only until 10 pm on 30 Sep as after that the processions of Mohram will begin. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that there would be thousands of people on the streets and restrictions would help to maintain law and order. (more...)
Jerick McKinnon second in snaps among Vikings' running backs Jerick McKinnon second in snaps among Vikings' running backs
- September 22, 2017

Finally, in late April, the Buccaneers used their second-round draft pick on rangy Texas A&M safety Justin Evans . Bucs coach Dirk Koetter spent a considerable amount of time watching film and evaluating Cook, who may well have been Tampa Bay's choice in the first round if Alabama tight end O.J. (more...)
Russian Federation and China urge 'peaceful' solution with North Korea Russian Federation and China urge 'peaceful' solution with North Korea
- September 22, 2017

A senior US official dismissed the South Korean diplomats' worries about a miscalculation and said a cautious approach by past USA administrations had not stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country did not want to see the "collapse" of North Korea and urged Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program. (more...)
Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working
- September 22, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says that diplomacy will still take the lead in efforts to denuclearize North Korea. " Yes, I don't want to go into that ", Mattis responded. Noting that North Korea's nuclear issue has become one of the most serious issues since the end of the Korean War in 1953, Ban asserted that the worldwide community has to take "all necessary measures when chips are down". (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $20 million in aid of fighting climate change Leonardo DiCaprio donates $20 million in aid of fighting climate change
- September 22, 2017

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced on Tuesday that it awarded its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants of $20 million to more than 100 organisations all over the world aimed, among others, to support wildfire and habitat conservation projects, to aid the defence of indigenous rights, and to back grassroots efforts at combating climate change . (more...)
Dawood is in Pak: Kaskar tells Thane police Dawood is in Pak: Kaskar tells Thane police
- September 22, 2017

He was instead in touch with Anees Ahmad, another brother who helped Dawood with his criminal empire that spanned across 3 continents. However, Kaskar's claims support the dossier handed by India to Pakistan, listing more than nine address of Dawood in Karachi and other cities. (more...)
Iran Says it Does not Expect US to Leave Nuclear Deal Iran Says it Does not Expect US to Leave Nuclear Deal
- September 22, 2017

Benjamin Netanyahu said, "In over 30 years in my experience with the United Nations, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech". Under the deal, Iran agreed to curb its atomic programme in return for easing economic sanctions. Indeed, there is no reason to walk away from the Iran nuclear agreement, in view of the fact that President Hassan Rouhani has ensured Teheran's compliance with its numerous intrusive conditions, despite having got back much less in the way of concessions ... (more...)
Merkel's party dips in poll before vote Merkel's party dips in poll before vote
- September 22, 2017

However, Mrs Merkel's apparently easy path to victory seems to have turned off Germans by the thousand, and she has appealed to people to use their votes rather than allow populists to gain ground. Support for Merkel's Christian Democrats and her CSU Bavarian allies slid to 36 percent from 40 percent in early August, according to a weekly Forsa poll published Tuesday. (more...)
Photo appears to show student with gun at school Photo appears to show student with gun at school
- September 22, 2017

Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt tells News 2 that it is not clear when the photo was taken. The student who made the threatening comments was removed from school, according to the release. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated by R.B. Stall High School or Charleston County School District. A school employee said police were at the school but that Principal Craig Evans was in a meeting and not available to talk. (more...)
Hassan Rouhani slams Trump in United Nations Speech Hassan Rouhani slams Trump in United Nations Speech
- September 22, 2017

MOGHERINI: With the hard times we are living in the world of today with quite a good number of conflicts, crisis and a nuclear threat coming from a different part of the world, the global community can not afford dismantling an agreement that is working and delivering. (more...)
Japan deploys missile defense to Hokkaido - minister Japan deploys missile defense to Hokkaido - minister
- September 22, 2017

He said he wanted North Korea , which never reached a formal peace treaty with the South after the 1950-53 Korean War - to attend next year's Winter Olympics to be hosted by South Korea. "Just as nuclear weapons will not give North Korea security, they will not guarantee security for South Korea or Japan", Cui was quoted as saying in a September 16 report in the South China Morning Post . (more...)
Meet Frida, the canine hero of Mexico's deadly quake Meet Frida, the canine hero of Mexico's deadly quake
- September 22, 2017

Mexican newspaper El Universal is reporting that, according to the school, there is no child on the school register called Frida Sofia. Others are still buried under the rubble and their hopes of survival rest on rescue dogs like Frida. (more...)
China to Trump: 'Political Chest-Thumping' Toward North Korea is Unhelpful China to Trump: 'Political Chest-Thumping' Toward North Korea is Unhelpful
- September 22, 2017

Monday's flyovers over the Korean Peninsula involved two B-1Bs and four F-35Bs from the USA military and four F-15K fighter jets from South Korea, according to the South Korean and US militaries. State media on Saturday quoted Kim as saying that North Korea's final goal "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the USA and make the US rulers dare not talk about military option" for the North. (more...)

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