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'Vote yes' text messaging campaign sparks privacy concerns 'Vote yes' text messaging campaign sparks privacy concerns
- September 24, 2017

Thousands of messages telling people to "help make history and vote yes for a fairer Australia" have been sent this weekend, prompting many to ask how the campaign got their phone numbers. "Imagine being upset by a text message after people have been marginalised, bashed and discriminated against for decades", wrote one Twitter user. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi hails Sushma Swaraj for her UN General Assembly speech PM Narendra Modi hails Sushma Swaraj for her UN General Assembly speech
- September 24, 2017

But what has Pakistan offered to the world and indeed to its own people?' she asked. Swaraj said while India is making IIMs and IITs, Pakistan continues to be a terror exporter and is creating outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. (more...)
Iran takes aim at Donald Trump's United Nations comments Iran takes aim at Donald Trump's United Nations comments
- September 24, 2017

His administration understands that this strategy appeals to the interests of the US' Israeli and Saudi allies, and that it also gives Washington a tool for indirectly pressuring Tehran regarding the post-Daesh role of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah in Syria, which is increasingly becoming a major security issue for Tel Aviv. (more...)
Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise: Swaraj Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise: Swaraj
- September 24, 2017

He also asked for more help from India in Afghanistan, where he was recalibrating U.S. policy. Another strong personality who won the show and made India proud at the United Nations is none other than India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj. (more...)
Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat
- September 24, 2017

Trump had warned the North Korean leader in his U.N. address on Tuesday that the United States, if threatened, would "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocked Kim as a " rocket man " on a suicide mission. Kim also said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that Trump "will face results beyond his expectation". "(The EO) also includes measures to disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks", he added. (more...)
Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer championship Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer championship
- September 24, 2017

However, Morocco can count on the support of African nations in its fifth attempt to realize its world cup dream. A communiqué after the meeting said due to several delays CAF have made a decision to move the competition from the East African country. (more...)
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to sell shares for charity efforts
- September 24, 2017

The rise in Facebook shares has given the social network a market value of almost $500 billion, giving Zuckerberg a net worth of some $70 billion according to a Forbes magazine estimate. With the shares of Facebook increasing significantly over the last few months, he can fully fund his philanthropy work while keeping voting control of the company for 20 years or more, which made the stock-reclassification plan unnecessary. (more...)
ED charges separatist leader Shabir Shah with terrorist connections ED charges separatist leader Shabir Shah with terrorist connections
- September 24, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday claimed that arrested Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah was in touch with Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. In 2005, the Delhi Police Special Cell had arrested Wani, a Kashmiri, with a pistol and Rs 62.9 lakh cash. During questioning, he had allegedly told the police that Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander in Srinagar, Abu Baqar, ... (more...)
Panthers players to watch vs. Saints in Week 3 Panthers players to watch vs. Saints in Week 3
- September 24, 2017

Kickoff is set for 1 o'clock and Fox (WGHP, Ch. 8 locally) provides live television coverage. This marks the first time for both teams facing off against an NFC South team this season. And it has been about making consistent stops, as they hold teams to a 25 percent third down average with only 23 first downs given up in total. "And they've got Drew Brees". (more...)
Kashmir: Militant killed in ongoing gunfight in Uri Kashmir: Militant killed in ongoing gunfight in Uri
- September 24, 2017

A search operation has been on since Saturday night and the area has been cordoned off. A search operation was launched by the forces in the Kalgai area of Uri following information about the presence of militants there, an Army official said. (more...)
Vietnam ranks fourth at ASEAN Para Games 2017 Vietnam ranks fourth at ASEAN Para Games 2017
- September 24, 2017

The 46-year-old Medina, who captured the bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, defeated Indonesian Suwarti, 3-1 (12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9), in their final match at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Hall 7. Anderson also improved the previous record of 3 minutes 49.01 seconds held by fellow compatriot Wong Chee Kin at Manila in 2005 with a new record of 3 minutes 22.21 seconds while there was no silver or bronze medalists as only two competitors took part in the event. (more...)
Peña Nieto pide continuar rescate en inmuebles colapsados Peña Nieto pide continuar rescate en inmuebles colapsados
- September 24, 2017

La Presidencia informó a través de la red social Twitter la decisión del mandatario en un momento en que la búsqueda de sobrevivientes continúa en las zonas afectadas. Primera. Apoyo a la población damnificada, incluyendo la operación de albergues, la provisión de alimentos y el restablecimiento total de los servicios públicos básicos . (more...)
Tillerson says Trump may have decision on Iran nuclear deal Tillerson says Trump may have decision on Iran nuclear deal
- September 24, 2017

The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top US diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended. The prospect of Washington reneging on the agreement has anxious some U.S. partners that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with another nuclear crisis, North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development. (more...)
J&K: 2 policemen suffer injuries in grenade attack by militants at Sopore J&K: 2 policemen suffer injuries in grenade attack by militants at Sopore
- September 24, 2017

Militants hurled a grenade towards security forces at Main Chowk Sopore at around 9.35 am, resulting in minor injuries to two policemen, a police official said. At times militants target police and paramilitary through grenades. He had said two people - Ghulam Nabi Trag (56) and 17-year- old Pinky Kour - were killed, while six others including two policemen were injured in the blast. (more...)
'Delighted' PM Modi hails support to 'Swachhta Hi Seva' movement 'Delighted' PM Modi hails support to 'Swachhta Hi Seva' movement
- September 24, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Khadi is not just a cloth but a philosophy. There will be value addition in tourism when we travel not as a visitor but also like a student and make efforts to assimilate and adapt other culture. (more...)
Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were NRIs, Rahul Gandhi says in US Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were NRIs, Rahul Gandhi says in US
- September 24, 2017

He further stated that great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were all NRIs. Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI, Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England. Pitroda, who has taken over the NRI mission of the Congress as the chairman of its Overseas Department, organised Rahul Gandhi's U.S. visit. I invite you to come and work with the Congress party and discuss the vision going forward. (more...)
BHU molestation case: Police 'lathi-charge' women students BHU molestation case: Police 'lathi-charge' women students
- September 24, 2017

The police action late on Saturday against the women students protesting at the university gate and in front of the vice chancellor's residence left several of them injured and led to more violence on the campus, The Times of India reported . (more...)
Lewandowski: McCain 'Lied' to Voters When He Campaigned on Repealing & Replacing ObamaCare Lewandowski: McCain 'Lied' to Voters When He Campaigned on Repealing & Replacing ObamaCare
- September 24, 2017

Deductibles high, people angry! Bill Cassidy can only afford to lose two Senate Republicans because Democrats are united in their opposition and the GOP only has a 52-48 majority. A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll out this morning sheds some light on why Republicans remain incredibly persistent in their efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act . (more...)
South Korea says detected North Korea quake was natural South Korea says detected North Korea quake was natural
- September 24, 2017

Those threats have been met by harsh United Nations sanctions, and Trump this week rolled out a new set of rules aimed at penalizing individuals and entities that do business with North Korea. A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time. He said in a telephone interview that the North likely would do a couple of trial runs with unarmed missiles in coming months before performing the test with ... (more...)
Former security officials urge Trump to abandon Iran deal Former security officials urge Trump to abandon Iran deal
- September 24, 2017

Iran's foreign minister said: " Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times", and not the UN. Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, said on September 18 that the Iran deal belonged to the entire world, not just the United States . (more...)

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