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Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum
- September 22, 2017

Iraq's Kurds have long held a dream of statehood. "We therefore call on the Kurdistan Regional Government to call off the referendum and enter into serious and sustained dialogue with Baghdad , which the United States has repeatedly indicated it is prepared to facilitate". (more...)
Mueller tells Trump White House to hand over key documents Mueller tells Trump White House to hand over key documents
- September 22, 2017

Mr Mueller's investigation along with several congressional committees and the Justice Department are all looking at USA intelligence findings indicate Russian-backed hackers tried to sway the presidential election held last November in favour of Mr Trump. (more...)
US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel
- September 21, 2017

Though Brig. Gen. Haimovich declined to say if this meant U.S. forces would participate in Israeli combat operations in the future, he said it was "much more significant than that" simply to have a presence of U.S. In April, Israel unveiled David's Sling, which was jointly developed with the USA and targets medium-range threats. It comes only a day after the U.S. (more...)
Mumbai rains 2017 Part 2 - Mumbai Airport shut, Trains cancelled, Schools closed Mumbai rains 2017 Part 2 - Mumbai Airport shut, Trains cancelled, Schools closed
- September 21, 2017

The city experienced heavy rains and thunder on Tuesday disrupting local trains and traffic. Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, and the meteorological department claimed the wet weather will continue for the next 24 hours. (more...)
Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN
- September 21, 2017

She said the tensions on the Korean Peninsula demonstrated the urgency of the need to ban nuclear weapons. Scores of police were soon on the scene but did not appear to be intent on brining the protest to a quick end. More than 120 countries approved the new nuclear weapons ban treaty in July over opposition from nuclear-armed countries and their allies, who boycotted negotiations. (more...)
Kenyan top court finds electoral body complicit in poor conduct of polls Kenyan top court finds electoral body complicit in poor conduct of polls
- September 21, 2017

He says the previous two elections were also stolen from him. The judgement was given after NASA leader, Raila Odinga filed a petition against Mr. Kenyatta's election, arguing that process through which the transmission of presidential vote results was done did not conform with constitution. (more...)
Russian helicopter fires missile injuring bystanders Russian helicopter fires missile injuring bystanders
- September 20, 2017

Russia's military exercises were displayed in terrifying detail in a series of shock photos released today. Another video shows the cockpit view as the pilot flies over the scene before the rockets suddenly fire towards the ground. Some 13,000 soldiers, plus hundreds of tanks and other vehicles, are taking part in the joint Russian-Belarussian exercise. Fontanka.ru said the incident occurred on September 18 and left one person with concussion. (more...)
Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights/day Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights/day
- September 19, 2017

Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of price comparison site Money.co.uk, says: "It's so disappointing for Ryanair passengers whose flights have been cancelled especially at such late notice". O'Leary said the budget airline should be able to put 70-85 percent of customers on flights the same day. Be sure to document what you spend, though and keep receipts. (more...)
Activists protest Pelosi at news conference on DREAM Act
- September 19, 2017

It was the first major show of protest against Democratic leaders in Congress after they met with Trump last week and pressed for the Dream Act , a bill that would grant legal status to young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children. (more...)
Republicans demand another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Republicans demand another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act
- September 19, 2017

McMaster confirmed he has had several conversations with Graham and Vice President Mike Pence along with "a few others". Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, say their drive is gaining momentum. "If I could just say again, the way to do this is have a bill, put it through committee". And if that happens, get ready for Medicaid cuts at both the federal and state level as far as the eye can see. (more...)
Four US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille, France Four US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille, France
- September 18, 2017

La Provence , the main local newspaper, quoted police sources as saying that after the attack, the suspect had displayed pictures of herself with burns on her body. The police prefecture said they were not treating the attack as a terrorist assault. The alarming rise comes amid a clampdown on weapons and fears of a frightening new crime fad involving teenage motorbike thieves using corrosive substances, in part because they are relatively easy to obtain, The Washington Post reported last ... (more...)
Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter Troll Level: Expert - Donald Trump Literally Takes Aim at Hillary on Twitter
- September 18, 2017

The tweet came as Clinton promoted her new book, " What Happened ", about the 2016 campaign, reviving her fiercest criticisms of Trump and his supporters and reigniting the debate about her stunning, unanticipated loss. Mr Trump attacked Mrs Clinton directly on Wednesday in a series of posts on the social media site. "It doesn't help, I think, in terms of his stature". (more...)
U.S. urges China, Russia to act after North Korea missile launch U.S. urges China, Russia to act after North Korea missile launch
- September 17, 2017

Tillerson said the provision was aimed exclusively at China because it supplies neighboring North Korea with most of its oil, as well as most of its trade. "That is a very powerful tool that has been used in the past, and we hope that China will not reject that", Tillerson said. "United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous sanctions resolution, represent the floor, not the ceiling, of the actions we should take". (more...)
California will soon be a 'sanctuary state' for undocumented immigrants California will soon be a 'sanctuary state' for undocumented immigrants
- September 17, 2017

The bill, a compromise from a version that sought to severely restrict interactions between law enforcement and immigration officials, does allow communities to notify the federal government if they have arrested an undocumented immigrant with a felony record. (more...)
USA citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrenders to US-backed forces USA citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrenders to US-backed forces
- September 16, 2017

Later Thursday, a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting the terror group in Syria and Iraq said any detainees would be "transported humanely" to the custody or their nation's authorities and referred further questions to the State Department . (more...)
Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm: NHC Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm: NHC
- September 15, 2017

It's about 510 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 470 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the southeast at 7 mph. The hurricane does not now pose a threat to land and forecasters expect few changes in its intensity. Their forecast track goes out only five days, and shows Jose several hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina by Tuesday as a hurricane headed east of north. (more...)
Arkansas's uninsured rate has dropped by half since 2013 Arkansas's uninsured rate has dropped by half since 2013
- September 14, 2017

The 8.8% uninsured figure mirrors a National Center for Health Statistics 2017 National Health Interview Survey released last month. The uninsured rate last year was 0.3 percentage points lower than what it was in 2015 - and nearly half of what it was in 2010, the year that Obamacare began taking effect. (more...)
Air Berlin cancels flights as pilots call in sick Air Berlin cancels flights as pilots call in sick
- September 14, 2017

The deadline for offers for the airline is Friday, with the creditors' committee hoping to make a decision on September 21. Lufthansa (Xetra: LHAB.DE - news ) 's low-priced subsidiary Eurowings , which is renting aircraft as well as pilot and crew from Air Berlin , said it had also been forced to cancel some flights. (more...)
Dybala's commitment to Juve Dybala's commitment to Juve
- September 14, 2017

Juventus star player Paulo Dybala has been linked with a move away from the Serie A champions for quite some time. Dybala has always been linked with Barcelona and speculation of a move to Camp Nou gathered pace before the transfer window closed - the Argentina worldwide reportedly identified as a replacement for Neymar . (more...)
Gunman in Custody After Shooting at NH Hospital Gunman in Custody After Shooting at NH Hospital
- September 13, 2017

A silver SUV at the entrance of the hospital's campus was surrounded by police after the hospital was locked down following the reports of an active shooter. The active-shooter alert forced authorities to issue evacuation and shelter-in-place orders. DCMS followed up with a report that police were sweeping the campus, with more info to come. (more...)