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North Korea quake might have been explosion North Korea quake might have been explosion
- September 24, 2017

To comply with a UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions over North Korea's nuclear activity, China said Friday that it will limit its exports of refined petroleum products to Pyongyang as well as ban imports of the North's textiles. (more...)
Rohingyas not refugees because they did not follow due process: Rajnath Singh Rohingyas not refugees because they did not follow due process: Rajnath Singh
- September 23, 2017

There is an abundance of material to show that the Rohingyas are being forced to flee Myanmar due to atrocities systematically carried out against them on account of their religious and ethnic identity, it said. He disputed the home minister's previously stated view that because India is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention, India can dispense with worldwide law on the matter, "together with basic human compassion", as the United Nations official put it. (more...)
Death threats as Catalan referendum debate turns ugly Death threats as Catalan referendum debate turns ugly
- September 23, 2017

Acting on a judge's orders, police seized 10 million ballot papers and arrested at least 12 people, mostly Catalan government officials, suspected of coordinating the referendum . Some are billeted in three ferries rented by the Spanish government and moored in the harbours of Barcelona and Tarragona because of both a shortage of temporary housing and to avoid clashes between protesters and police forces. (more...)
RIL Surges 4% After Telecom Regulator Slashes Interconnect Charges RIL Surges 4% After Telecom Regulator Slashes Interconnect Charges
- September 21, 2017

By 2020, the TRAI will phase out domestic call termination charges on mobile to mobile calls. Termination charges are the charges payable by a telecom network where a call originates to the network where the call terminates. Global ratings agency Fitch said the cut in the interconnect user charges will lead to transfer of up to $600 million (roughly Rs. 3.859 crores) per year to newcomer Reliance Jio from the incumbent operators. (more...)
Catalan head says central government has taken over regional government Catalan head says central government has taken over regional government
- September 21, 2017

Josep Maria Jove's arrest came after Spanish police searched the Catalan government's offices in Barcelona ahead of banned independence vote. It gave no details on the number of agents involved. Although the Catalan independence movement has so far been peaceful, raids on government premises carried out by a Spanish militarised police force, the Guardia Civil, create uncomfortable echoes of the Franco dictatorship. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretapped Trump's Campaign Manager since 2014 Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretapped Trump's Campaign Manager since 2014
- September 20, 2017

The surveillance first began in 2014, well before the election or The Age of Trump, with the FBI's investigation into Manafort's work on behalf of Ukraine's former ruling party. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, is being scrutinized for foreign lobbying work as well as for conversations he had a year ago with Russia's ambassador to the United States . (more...)
Hurricane Maria Intensifies, Aims for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Maria Intensifies, Aims for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
- September 20, 2017

Meteorologist Ryan Maue‏ tweeted: "While Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico are under threat from Hurricane Maria . signs it will recurve away from US East Coast". Maria has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour and is slowly moving to the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. The storm's path after it hits Puerto Rico is hard to predict. (more...)
Trump wants to honor himself with a military parade on July 4 Trump wants to honor himself with a military parade on July 4
- September 20, 2017

Trump, 71, and Macron, 39, who both took office this year as political outsiders, got off to an awkward start with a now-famous handshake in May during they which they gripped each other's right hand so firmly their knuckles turned white. Trump watched enthusiastically from a reviewing stand on July 14 as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, including many USA -made planes, along the famed Champs-Elysees. (more...)
Hurricane Irma hits Florida again, this time at the gas pump Hurricane Irma hits Florida again, this time at the gas pump
- September 19, 2017

The decline in price is the first reported since August 21 when prices declined by three cents per gallon. According to GayBuddy.com , the lowest gas prices in Forsyth County is $2.36 at the Sam's Club at 284 Summit Square Blvd., followed by $2.39 at the Speedway at 4619 Reynolda Road, Family Fare at 7765 North Point Blvd., the Shell convenience store at 2801 Reynolds Road, and Sheetz at 2985 Fairlawn Drive. (more...)
The Week 4 Coaches' Poll Top 25 Is Out The Week 4 Coaches' Poll Top 25 Is Out
- September 19, 2017

All three schools are 3-0 so far. I flipped Oklahoma State and Ohio State in the eighth and ninth spots this week on the basis of the Cowboys' work at Pitt. LSU fell all the way from 12th to 25th after getting smoked by Mississippi State , 37-7, on Saturday evening. Oklahoma State 7. Washington 8. They've been unable to get back on the field after their opening-day loss to Alabama, and Wisconsin vaults ahead of them into the top 10. (more...)
Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens of Burundians Killed in Clashes With DRC Forces Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens of Burundians Killed in Clashes With DRC Forces
- September 19, 2017

Thirty-nine gravely wounded Burundian refugees were evacuated by helicopter to the city of Bukavu, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo said. Congolese soldiers responded with gunfire when some refugees hurled stones, said refugee Aline Nduwarugira. A Burundian refugee told AFP: "I saw people falling down, men, women and children who were completely unarmed". (more...)
Ark. Lineman Electrocuted in Georgia Ark. Lineman Electrocuted in Georgia
- September 18, 2017

Isolated areas across the county were still in the dark. The company announced that as of 10 p.m. on Thursday power had been restored to 920,000 customers throughout the state with an approximate 75,000 customers left to go. "As CGEMC works hard to complete the restoration and repairs, they would like to thank customer-owners for their patience and understanding as restoration efforts continue", Jolley said. (more...)
Trump retweets altered GIF of him hitting golf ball at Clinton Trump retweets altered GIF of him hitting golf ball at Clinton
- September 18, 2017

Way to regress to your exhausted old ways! In early July, President Trump was criticized for sharing a wrestling video of him body slamming CNN , an oft-targeted media opposition of the White House. "The man is unfit", tweeted Shaub, who joined the ethics office as a staff attorney early during the George W. Bush administration and was appointed as the office's director by President Barack Obama. (more...)
California lawmakers think they can get Trump to reveal his taxes California lawmakers think they can get Trump to reveal his taxes
- September 17, 2017

It prohibits law enforcement officials from asking about a person's immigration status or participating in immigration enforcement efforts. The legislature also passed a package of bills aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing in the notoriously expensive state, and approved a plan for spending $1.5 billion in income from the state's cap-and-trade air quality program, which raises money by selling businesses limited rights to emit pollutants. (more...)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins final approach to Saturn: See pics NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins final approach to Saturn: See pics
- September 16, 2017

Cassini has provided a total of 453,000 images of Saturn along with its rings and moons. Cassini revealed wet, exotic worlds that might harbor life: the moons Enceladus and Titan . They also found a global ocean on the moon Enceladus , with ice plumes spouting from its surface. Some of the highlights include finding vertical structures on Saturn's rings, landing the Huygens probe on Titan , photographing Titan's surprisingly Earth-like frozen landscape, finding saline flats that ... (more...)
Trump mulls capping refugee quota at lowest level since 1980 Trump mulls capping refugee quota at lowest level since 1980
- September 14, 2017

Kennedy ordered challengers to the administration's refugee ban to submit written arguments in support of the lower court ruling by midday Tuesday. The Supreme Court has granted the Trump Administration's request for a stay in a federal court's decision that would have allowed some 24,000 pre-sponsored and pre-approved refugees to resettle in America. (more...)
ESPN Distances Itself From Jemele Hill's ESPN Distances Itself From Jemele Hill's "Trump Is a White Supremacist" Comments
- September 14, 2017

Flirting with a U.S. Senate run in Michigan, Rock wrote on Facebook he "loves black people" and accused the "extreme left" of "trying to use the old confederate flag BS" to label him a racist. Now you need laws telling us differently? Other Twitter users, including former ESPN employees Britt McHenry and Curt Schilling , also chimed in . (more...)
Hurricane Jose spares storm-ravaged French Caribbean islands
- September 14, 2017

He brought with him 10 tonnes of supplies, but there is demand for much more. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne last week said about 95 per cent of buildings on Barbuda had been destroyed or damaged. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said he believes the European Union should send relief funds to both the French and the Dutch sides of St. Martin, and said he would also appeal to the United Nations to help the islands. (more...)
Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm
- September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma , which pummeled Turks and Caicos Islands and caused widespread destruction to the British Virgin Islands, was downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 early Friday, but it is still carrying winds as strong as 155 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Hurricane Jose continues to meander in the Atlantic Hurricane Jose continues to meander in the Atlantic
- September 13, 2017

However, after Monday night, Jose may slam on the brakes hard, ceasing almost all forward motion, likely setting up a roller-coaster-like path that will take the storm in a series of loops, circles, dips and dives over for the entirety of next week. (more...)
Here's what Trump's top aide thinks his biggest mistake was Here's what Trump's top aide thinks his biggest mistake was
- September 12, 2017

We embraced the establishment. He later added: "I think their choice is gonna be you're not gonna be able to totally repeal it". McConnell has repeatedly expressed concern to the White House about the danger primaries pose to his members, stressing that it could imperil his narrow four-seat majority, according to three people with direct knowledge of the discussions. (more...)
Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh
- September 12, 2017

Analysts said that AH Mahmood Ali's language was the strongest yet from Myanmar's neighbour, and reflected intense frustration in Dhaka at the continuing influx of desperate Rohingya refugees. Officials have blamed insurgents and Rohingya themselves for burning villages to draw global attention to their cause. Instead, it blames Rohingya militants of committing the atrocities, including burning their own villages. (more...)
Supreme Court agrees to temporary block on new refugees Supreme Court agrees to temporary block on new refugees
- September 12, 2017

The ban, plagued by legal challenges, had failed to take effect until that point. It's not clear what the Justice Department hopes to gain by appealing this injunction against Trump's executive order, as the Supreme Court was already set to hear arguments on the ban's legality on October 10. (more...)
U California Sues Trump Over DACA Repeal U California Sues Trump Over DACA Repeal
- September 12, 2017

President Trump's decision to wipe out deportation reprieves for young undocumented immigrants has unleashed a frenzied rush to renew 154,000 permits before an October 5 deadline, a process advocacy groups say will cost millions of dollars in fees and stretch their resources to the limit. (more...)
Lady Gaga 'taking a rest' from music Lady Gaga 'taking a rest' from music
- September 12, 2017

It doesn't mean I won't be creating. In a new documentary, the singer reveals that at the time of the split in July 2016, she and Kinney were not in a great place. Lady Gaga believes that her pain can help voice out a message to people who are also battling chronic pain. She has sold an estimated 27 million albums and 146 million singles worldwide. (more...)
Miss America 2018 Crowned Miss America 2018 Crowned
- September 12, 2017

Mund, who adopted the Make-a-Wish foundation which benefits children with life-threatening conditions as her platform for the competition, performed a jazz dance to "The Way You Make Me Feel" for the contest's talent portion, wearing a double-breasted black mini-dress with a matching fedora-type hat. (more...)
Policeman's body found in Mexico, quake toll 65 Policeman's body found in Mexico, quake toll 65
- September 11, 2017

The powerful 8.1 tremor that hit the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca registered 8.2 on the Richter scale, damaging buildings and created fear of Tsunami. The natural disaster directly affected the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, whose movement makes it one of the most seismically active countries in the world. (more...)
Abe, Moon agree on urging Russia, China to act on Pyongyang Abe, Moon agree on urging Russia, China to act on Pyongyang
- September 11, 2017

North Koreans remember the 2003 USA invasion of Iraq over Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons programme, Mr Putin reasoned. May also said she would also work with European Union leaders on further measures the European Union could take to pressure the North Korean leadership, the spokesman said. (more...)
Seoul deploys anti-missile system; USA seeks tougher sanctions
- September 11, 2017

However the complete installment of the anti-missile system could still be more than a year away, as a comprehensive environmental assessment of the area - a complicated process that includes public hearings - needs to take place before South Korea makes the ultimate decision on the permanent deployment of the system. (more...)
After waiting in line for hours, man offers last generator to stranger After waiting in line for hours, man offers last generator to stranger
- September 10, 2017

Her father-in-law would not be able to survive that long without his oxygen supply . There were 200 generators in stock at 7 a.m., and red-vested Lowe's workers were unloading them, distributing each one to customer after customer in line. (more...)
Korea PM: North may launch ICBM Saturday Korea PM: North may launch ICBM Saturday
- September 09, 2017

Meanwhile, North Korea issued a defiant statement Thursday: "We will reply to USA barbarian sanctions and pressure with our powerful countermeasures". The clashes came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met in eastern Russian Federation and repeated their calls for stronger punishment of North Korea over its nuclear ambitions, including denying the country oil supplies. (more...)
China makes diplomatic protest to S Korea over missile deployment China makes diplomatic protest to S Korea over missile deployment
- September 09, 2017

South Korean environmental activists protest against the THAAD deployment in Seoul , South Korea . The United States has already banned Americans from travelling to North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student from OH who was released from North Korea in June in a coma after being detained there for more than a year. (more...)
NATO Forces Apologize For 'Highly Offensive' Leaflet NATO Forces Apologize For 'Highly Offensive' Leaflet
- September 08, 2017

Although the previous USA administration, under Obama, used less cold words against Pakistan, the administration was slowly moving towards creating a stage for its successors to gradually cast off Pakistan in the US's attempt of embracing Pakistan's arch rival India and putting indirect pressure on China, which is Pakistan's strategic partner against India. (more...)
A nervous Prince George goes to school with dad, Prince William A nervous Prince George goes to school with dad, Prince William
- September 08, 2017

Four-year-old Prince George was brought to the prestigious Thomas's Battersea school where he and his dad were welcomed by the Head of Lower School. Prince George holds hands with Prince William and Helen Haslem. George is the eldest child of the royal couple. "I hope he will have the confidence to be himself with all his quirks and his idiosyncrasies and characteristics". (more...)
Missing Minnesota Teen Found Safe, Three Arrested Missing Minnesota Teen Found Safe, Three Arrested
- September 08, 2017

A teenage girl from Alexandria is safe and with her family on Wednesday after going missing for about a month. The girl's harrowing ordeal began on August 8 when a family friend asked her for help outside her home in Alexandria , Minnesota . (more...)