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Book of Isaiah, or Isaiah is the first of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the Major Prophets in the Christian Old Testament.
It is identified by a superscription as the words of the 8th-century BCE prophet Isaiah ben Amoz, but there is extensive evidence that much of it was composed during the Babylonian captivity and later. The consensus through most of the 20th century, that the book comprises three separate collections of oracles: Proto-Isaiah (chapters 1-39), containing the words of Isaiah; Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40-55), the work of an anonymous 6th-century BCE author writing during the Exile; and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56-66), composed after the return from Exile. While virtually no scholars today attribute the entire book, or even most of it, to one person, the book's essential unity has become a focus in current research.
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    Thousands left stranded abroad as Thomas Cook collapses Oliver Gill: The airline bosses who will welcome Cook’s fall The Thomas Cook bosses who received £20m in bonuses in last 5 years as company collapsed Thomas Cook collapse: is my holiday safe? Have your travels been disrupted by the Thomas Cook collapse? Share your experience by emailing yourstory@telegraph.co.uk We’ll keep you updated throughout the day About 150,000 Britons have had their travel plans thrown into disarray after the collapse of Thomas Cook, leading to chaos in airports and hotels. The 178-year-old travel giant has cancelled all its flights, leading the government to initiate its biggest repatriation effort since the Second World War. A rescue fleet has been scrambled to bring back holidaymakers stuck overseas. Codenamed Operation Matterhorn, dozens of charter planes, from as far afield as Malaysia, have been hired to fly customers home free of charge. The company’s 21,000 employees — around 9,000 of whom are UK-based — have lost their jobs, with 600,000 people worldwide having their travel plans disrupted. Thomas Cook  collapsed into liquidation overnight , a failure that consigns the most iconic name in world travel to the annals of history. Thomas Cook collapse | Read more Richard Moriarty, the chief executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), said the Government had asked his organisation to launch “the UK’s largest ever peacetime repatriation”. In a statement, the CAA said: “Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. “All Thomas Cook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled.” 12:02PM Political row begins over whether Thomas Cook should have been bailed out Prime Minister Boris Johnson boarding his plane at Heathrow Airport as he heads off for the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York Credit:  Stefan Rousseau/ PA Boris Johnson has defended his decision not to to rescue Thomas Cook, after Labour called for the collapsed tour operator to be given a state-backed bailout package. Speaking to reporters as he traveled to New York to visit the UN General Assembly, Mr Johnson said of Thomas Cook’s rejected request for £150m from the state: Clearly, that’s a lot of taxpayers’ money and sets up, as people will appreciate, a moral hazard in the case of future such commercial difficulties that companies face. The Prime Minister instead said attention should be paid to the amount the travel giant’s bosses have been paid in recent years. Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell accused the PM of “ideological bias”. He told the BBC: The government’s intervention could have enabled us to just stabilise the situation, give a breathing space so that there could be proper consultation with the workforce in particular about how to go forward. To just stand to one side and watch this number of jobs go and so many holidaymakers have their holiday ruined, I just don’t think that’s wise government. Meanwhile, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has offered her thoughts to those people who have lost their jobs.  Inevitable that much of the focus today will be on those who have had flights cancelled, but the Thomas Cook collapse is devastating for the company’s many workers. My thoughts are very much with them and their families. https://t.co/KPz2ZTBCxy— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) September 23, 2019 11:49AM Train services offer free tickets to affected customers Network Rail’s train services are holding a unified line on travel disruption today, offering customers who have had their holiday plans foiled a free ticket to get back from the airport: Following the collapse of ThomasCook we want to support those impacted who may already have plans to travel to or from @LDNLutonAirport or @Gatwick_Airport. If you have bought rail tickets from us & no longer travelling, you'll be able to get a full refund (with no admin fee).— Thameslink (@TLRailUK) September 23, 2019 Following the collapse of ThomasCook we want to support those impacted who may already have plans to travel to or from @LDNLutonAirport or @Gatwick_Airport. If you have bought rail tickets from us & no longer travelling, you'll be able to get a full refund (with no admin fee).— Great Northern (@GNRailUK) September 23, 2019 Any customers affected by the ThomasCookcollapse who are unable to make their booked train will be permitted to travel on the next suitable service by providing reasonable evidence of a Thomas Cook booking.— GWR Help (@GWRHelp) September 23, 2019 11:44AM Tunisian tourism minister: Thomas Cook owes hotels £60m Tunisia’s tourism minister, Rene Trabelsi, has told Reuters that Thomas Cook owes hotels in the country €60m for stays in July and August. It’s likely we’ll be getting a clearer sense of the company’s widespread debts as the day continues... 11:36AM ‘We woke up this morning and heard on the news that Thomas Cook had gone bankrupt’ John Garrett and Ajoulyn Chaffe arrived at Gatwick to find Thomas Cook had gone bust as they were flying Credit:  SWNS More testimonials from the wires: American couple John Garrett, 40, and Ajoulyn Chaffe, 35, arrived at Gatwick to find Thomas Cook went bust while they were in the air. Holidaymakers who had booked with Thomas Cook were ‘devastated’ when they turned up at Gatwick this morning to find their trips had been cancelled. Among them were Jerry Blackwell, 47, who said he and his wife were scheduled to fly to Dalaman in Turkey at 5.15pm yesterday. Mr Blackwell said: “We went to the boarding gate and someone said it was cancelled due to staff illness so we got put up in a Premier Inn last night and were meant to fly out at midday. “We woke up this morning and heard on the news that Thomas Cook had gone bankrupt.” Read more here: Thomas Cook collapse: Misery across Europe as stranded Britons wait for repatriation 11:30AM Thomas Cook staff pensions  ‘are protected’ People leaving Thomas Cook’s Peterborough headquarters Credit:  Joe Giddens/ PA Thomas Cook staff who have lost their jobs today will have their pensions protected, according to the Pension Protection Fund — a statutory fund intended to protect members if their defined benefit pension fund becomes insolvent. We understand this is an extremely difficult ...
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    The world's oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, stranding more than half a million holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
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    A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Summary: Thomas Cook collapsesFull story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks failThomas Cook collapse: your questions answeredBoris Johnson: are directors to blame?Unions: Government should have done moreHow have you been affected? 11.56am BST While the taxpaper faces a £100m bill to get Thomas Cook’s customers home, investors who bet on the firm’s collapse could enjoy a payday.Bloomberg reports that hedge funds who bet against Thomas Cook’s bonds are in line for a £250m windfall -- exactly the amount which the government declined to pump into the firm.Not everyone lost out with the collapse of 178-year-old Thomas Cook Group Plc that put 21,000 jobs at risk and left travelers around the world stranded.Speculators including Sona Asset Management and XAIA Investment GmbH stand to earn as much as $250 million from the bankruptcy. Thomas Cook’s collapse may prove lucrative for some, with hedge funds set to cash in on as much as $250 million https://t.co/Kn3VswZnIR 11.44am BST Bethany Main, 22, from Newcastle is travelling with her partner Rachel Usher 26 and her eight year old son.“It’s absolutely heaving.” “I think there are more than 1000 people here. Continue reading...
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    A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Summary: Thomas Cook collapsesFull story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks failThomas Cook collapse: your questions answeredBoris Johnson: are directors to blame?Unions: Government should have done moreHow have you been affected? 11.56am BST While the taxpaper faces a £100m bill to get Thomas Cook’s customers home, investors who bet on the firm’s collapse could enjoy a payday.Bloomberg reports that hedge funds who bet against Thomas Cook’s bonds are in line for a £250m windfall -- exactly the amount which the government declined to pump into the firm.Not everyone lost out with the collapse of 178-year-old Thomas Cook Group Plc that put 21,000 jobs at risk and left travelers around the world stranded.Speculators including Sona Asset Management and XAIA Investment GmbH stand to earn as much as $250 million from the bankruptcy. Thomas Cook’s collapse may prove lucrative for some, with hedge funds set to cash in on as much as $250 million https://t.co/Kn3VswZnIR 11.44am BST Bethany Main, 22, from Newcastle is travelling with her partner Rachel Usher 26 and her eight year old son.“It’s absolutely heaving.” “I think there are more than 1000 people here. Continue reading...
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    (Bloomberg) -- The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party will vote on its Brexit policy on Monday as divisions between leader Jeremy Corbyn and senior politicians overshadow its annual conference. At the same time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in New York, where he’ll hold intensive discussions with European leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly; Saudi Arabia and Iran will also feature prominently on his agenda.The British government has started the largest repatriation program in peacetime history after the collapse of Thomas Cook.Key Developments:Labour delegates to vote on party’s Brexit policy after 5 p.m.Economy spokesman John McDonnell says Labour MPs should be given a free vote on any Brexit deal the party negotiates with the EU if it comes to powerMcDonnell to make speech to Labour conference at noonPrime minister begins a week of diplomacy in New York as he seeks to thrash out a Brexit deal with EU leadersThomas Cook calls in administrators after failing to reach bailout deal, stranding about 150,000 holidaymakers; Johnson questions role of directors in company’s collapseMcCluskey ‘Implores’ Party to Back Leader (11:25 a.m.)Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, told Labour delegates: “I implore you, please give Jeremy the support he needs later’’ after the conference was dominated by in-fighting and rival union Unison said it wouldn’t support leader Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit (see 11 a.m.). McCluskey, who denies he was involved in an attempt to depose Deputy Leader Tom Watson at the weekend, called on the party to support Corbyn. “From Brexit to the banks, the country needs a united Labour voice,’’ he said.More Trouble Ahead for Corbyn on Brexit (11:00 a.m.)There were indications that the Brexit votes at the Labour conference could go against party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday afternoon.The delegation from the trade union Unison, one of the biggest funders of the party, decided at a meeting on Monday morning that they will vote for a motion saying the party should commit to backing Remain in any referendum on a Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by a future Labour government (see 8:25 a.m.).They will abstain on the motion backing the leadership’s plan not to say how it would vote in the referendum until it sees the terms of the agreement and will vote against the statement from the party’s ruling National Executive Committee endorsing Corbyn’s position.Jon Lansman, leader of the Momentum grassroots activists group, also said the way the NEC came to its decision was a “travesty” and said members should vote as they choose. “On conference floor members should feel free to vote with their conscience,’’ he wrote on Twitter.Hancock: Brexit Deal ‘More Likely Than Not’ (9:55 a.m.)Health Secretary Matt Hancock told LBC radio a deal is now “more likely than not” due to the shifting stance of the European Union on renegotiating the withdrawal agreement.“I think the penny is starting to drop on the continent that since they don’t want a no-deal exit, the way to avoid the no-deal exit is for the EU to offer a deal that can get through Parliament,” Hancock said on Monday. “The debate is on what changes and the details that need to change and getting rid of the backstop.”U.K. Business Warns of ‘Messy’ Brexit Risk (9:20 a.m.)With the chance of a no-deal Brexit still hanging over corporate Britain, business lobby groups are banging the drum for certainty.Companies are facing “the potential for a messy and disorderly exit on Oct. 31,” British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall said in a Bloomberg TV interview at the Labour Conference in Brighton.“We’ve already got businesses who are sending goods around the world for example, that don’t know what trading conditions those goods will arrive at port under,” he said. ‘These uncertainties are very, very real; we’ve got to get to a conclusion.”Businesses “need to know some very basic things about the trading conditions that they face,” he said. “They want all of the political parties, Labour included, to come together and deliver that.”Labour Plan Could Unite Country, McDonnell Says (8:40 a.m.)Jeremy Corbyn’s compromise Brexit plan that seeks to satisfy both Remain and Leave voters, is the best to unite the country and party, according to John McDonnell, Labour’s Treasury spokesman.“The way in which Jeremy Corbyn is managing it is I think the one way we can heal some of the divisions that there are in our community at the moment,” McDonnell said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.McDonnell, who has said he would probably support Remain in another referendum, dismissed Deputy Leader Tom Watson’s suggestion that supporting remain offers the party its clearest path to power. McDonnell said the issue has moved beyond party politics.Labour is meeting almost daily with MPs from rival parties in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, he said.Labour’s Brexit Motions Show Party Divide (8:25 a.m.)The Labour Party will hold votes Monday on two Brexit motions that illustrate the divisions over whether the party should unequivocally back remaining in the European Union.The first option says a second referendum pitching Remain against “a credible leave option” is “the only way to resolve Brexit,” saying the party should take a clear position to “campaign energetically for a public vote and to stay in the EU in that referendum.”The second option echoes leader Jeremy Corbyn’s position, prioritizing the fight to block a no-deal Brexit and commending the party leadership for trying to bridge the divide between Remain and Leave voters. The motion also calls for a second referendum with both Remain and a “credible” Leave option on the ballot paper -- but stays silent on how the party should campaign.McDonnell: MPs Should Get Free Vote on Brexit (8 a.m.)Labour Treasury spokesman John McDonnell said senior Labour Party figures should be given a free vote on any Brexit deal they negotiate with the EU if they get into power.McDonnell laughed off a suggestion by Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey that shadow cabinet members, including Emily Thornberry, should step aside if they don’t agree with leader ...
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    Condor, the German airline subsidiary of collapsed travel company Thomas Cook said on Monday there were 240,000 people booked on its flights awaiting a return home.
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    Israeli president tasked with choosing candidate to form Israel’s next government after inconclusive electionBenjamin Netanyahu’s chances of being chosen to form Israel’s next government appear to have improved after three politicians from the country’s Arab minority made clear they would not endorse his rival.On Sunday, an alliance of Arab parliamentarians who largely represent Palestinian citizens of Israel announced they would endorse ex-military general Benny Gantz. Continue reading...
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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    President Hassan Rouhani set off for New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win Iran support against "cruel" pressure from arch-foe the United States. Speaking before boarding his flight, Rouhani said his delegation was heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from President Donald Trump's administration to issue them visas. Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal and subsequently began reimposing sanctions on Iran in a stated campaign of "maximum pressure".
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    Russia has officially declared a former Kremlin official alleged to have been a CIA informant missing and is looking for him, according to an entry in the Interior Ministry's database, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.
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    The British-flagged tanker was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.
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    Spanish police arrested nine activists on Monday linked to Catalonia's pro-independence movement who may have been preparing violent actions, seizing material authorities believe could be used to make explosives.
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    Live updates: UK PM says his country will consider taking part in US-led military effort to bolster Saudi defences.
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    Nusara Suknamai's family says they depended on her support and have not received any compensation.
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    Barbican, LondonWith her show The Lion The Witch and the Cobra, Paul Soileau’s vivid creation celebrates ‘warrior woman’ Sinéad O’Connor and rails against conformity‘The pigs have infiltrated the palace,” Christeene remarks drily at the outset of this uproarious and profoundly moving show. As the drag creation of Paul Soileau, her appearances tend to be in clubs or dive bars, for confrontational shows full of nudity and blistering electro tracks such as Fix My Dick or Tears from My Pussy. But here, she’s in the main hall of high-cultural temple the Barbican, with dancers and a 10-piece band. She professes confusion at her string quartet – “They put wood between their legs … I don’t know where they learn this witchcraft!” – and says it’s the first time she has ever used anything so square as a mic stand. Continue reading...
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    Mike Ashley firm is already biggest shareholder in five-a-side football companyMike Ashley’s Sports Direct has pounced on Goals Soccer Centres with an offer to buy out the struggling five-a-side football pitch operator for almost £4m.Sports Direct, which is the largest shareholder in Goals with a stake of just under 19%, said it had made an offer for the company worth 5p a share on 5 September, ahead of its expected delisting from the stock market next week. Goals put itself up for sale in late August following a £12m tax accounting scandal. Continue reading...
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    The Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities have not helped diplomatic efforts to organize talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, French President Emmanuel Macron told Le Monde newspaper. France is trying to salvage Iran's nuclear deal as Tehran scales back its commitments in response to a U.S. pullout from the accord. Speaking to the paper while flying to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Macron said caution was needed in apportioning blame for the attack, which shook global oil markets.
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    An Iranian government spokesman said on Monday that all legal steps had been completed for the release of the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero but that he did not know when the vessel would be released, Iranian media reported.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Shut Down D.C. aims to "disrupt the systems that created and perpetuate the climate crisis" and block intersections in the city to disrupt traffic.      
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    Hundreds of militants are ready to cross into India from Pakistan after Islamabad relaunched a terrorist camp in Balakot, the Indian Army said. An air raid on Balakot brought the two nations to the brink of war in February. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Israel's president wrapped up his second and final day of crucial talks to find a new prime minister and a way out of political deadlock, after meeting Monday with the smaller parties elected in last week's vote. After hearing the recommendations from the remaining party for who should head a government, Reuven Rivlin must now select the candidate he deems most able to form a stable coalition. "There is one thing that the people are largely united over and that is the desire that there won't be third elections," Rivlin said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Israel's president wrapped up his second and final day of crucial talks to find a new prime minister and a way out of political deadlock, after meeting Monday with the smaller parties elected in last week's vote. After hearing the recommendations from the remaining party for who should head a government, Reuven Rivlin must now select the candidate he deems most able to form a stable coalition. "There is one thing that the people are largely united over and that is the desire that there won't be third elections," Rivlin said.
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    Leaders from around the world are set to discuss climate change on Monday at a United Nations summit in what one U.N. official said could be a "slingshot" to catalyze global action toward reducing emissions and limiting global warming. President Donald Trump is not scheduled to attend. The climate summit is part of the United Nations General Assembly and was planned to "discuss a leap in collective national ambition," not unlike the Paris Climate Agreement, the 2016 agreement from which Trump vowed to withdraw the U.S. in 2017.
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    Nelly Sachs prize was withdrawn over Shamsie’s support for boycotting Israel, prompting more than 250 fellow writers to defend her stanceArundhati Roy, JM Coetzee and Sally Rooney are among more than 250 writers who have defended Kamila Shamsie after a German literary prize withdrew an award over her support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.In an open letter published today in the London Review of Books, the writers, who also include Noam Chomsky, Amit Chaudhuri, William Dalrymple,Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson and Ben Okri, say that the Nelly Sachs prize has chosen to “punish an author for her human rights advocacy”. Michael Ondaatje, a former winner of the award, is one of the signatories to the letter. Continue reading...
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    Iran Frees a British-Flagged Tanker to End Standoff Ahead of U.N. Summit  The Wall Street JournalBritish Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Will Be Released Soon, Iranian Official Says  NPRIranian maritime official says UK tanker Stena Impero to be released soon: Fars news  ReutersIran Says British Tanker Is Free to Go After 2 Months of Detention  The New York TimesIran to release British-flagged tanker seized in strait of Hormuz  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
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    Britain's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) said on Monday it would assess the funding levels of Thomas Cook's retirement schemes, following the collapse of the world's oldest travel firm.
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    The Emmys are over but the party isn't over! See photos of Emilia Clarke, Tan France, Julia Garner and more at Netflix and HBO's after-parties.       
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    The gesture highlights Modi's humility and his sense of cleanliness and simplicity.
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    Women are accused of trying to spark firebomb in front of busy restaurants in central ParisFive women go on trial in Paris on Monday over an attempt to set off a car bomb near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in a case that aims to uncover female French jihadists’ active role in homegrown terrorism.On the night of 3 September 2016, Ines Madani and Ornella Gilligmann parked a grey Peugeot 607 with no number plate on a narrow street in front of busy restaurants near Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris. The car was loaded with six gas canisters. The woman poured fuel over the car and threw a lit cigarette at it. Continue reading...
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    Women are accused of trying to spark firebomb in front of busy restaurants in central ParisFive women go on trial in Paris on Monday over an attempt to set off a car bomb near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in a case that aims to uncover female French jihadists’ active role in homegrown terrorism.On the night of 3 September 2016, Ines Madani and Ornella Gilligmann parked a grey Peugeot 607 with no number plate on a narrow street in front of busy restaurants near Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris. The car was loaded with six gas canisters. The woman poured fuel over the car and threw a lit cigarette at it. Continue reading...
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    Afghan delegation and Chinese officials exchange views on 'process of advancing peace in Afghanistan', Beijing says.
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    Monday’s top story: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big at 2019 TV awards. Plus, why Antonio Brown’s firing is more than just a football storySubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
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    In a statement, the branch said it is profitable, with some 700,000 vacationers using its services every year.
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    Week 3 in the NFL showed that the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers have very different trajectories their teams may take with new quarterbacks.       
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    Shane Warne, who did not attend the hearing on Monday, has been handed a 12-month driving ban
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    Iran has said the British-flagged Stena Impero oil tanker is “free” to leave its waters more than two months after the vessel was seized by Revolutionary Guard forces.  "The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and the oil tanker can move,” said Ali Rabiei, a government spokesman. It was not clear when the Stena Impero would actually set sail.  The release of the vessel and its crew would mark the end of two-month standoff between the UK and Iran after each seized one of the other’s oil tankers.  The Grace 1 oil tanker, which was seized by Royal Marines on July 4, was released from Gibraltar in August.  The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps surrounded the Stena Impero with attack boats before rappelling onto the deck of the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, in an apparent tit-for-tat response. The ship has been held for more than two months Credit: Morteza Akhoondi/Tasnim News Agency via AP, File However, overall tensions between Britain and Iran are unlikely to abate soon. Boris Johnson said on Monday that the UK believed Iran was responsible for attacking Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on September 14. Britain is the first major European state to join with the US in pointing the finger of blame at Iran for the attack. Neither France nor Germany have said who they believe was responsible. Iran denies it was behind the strikes. Stena Bulk, the company that owns the tanker, said on Sunday that it expected the vessel to be released soon, but expressed caution about the situation.  "We understand that the political decision has been taken to release the ship," Stena Bulk's chief executive Erik Hanell told Swedish television station SVT.  “We hope it will be able to leave in a few hours, but we don't want to take anything for granted. We want to make sure the ship sails out of Iranian territorial waters," he said. The 23-man crew aboard the Stena Impero was made up 18 Indians, three Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino. No British citizens were onboard.
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    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan begin their first overseas tour on Monday since the birth of their first child, starting in South Africa, with Harry then rekindling memories of their courtship in Botswana and of his mother Diana in Angola.
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    A former off-duty Dallas police officer faces trial on murder charges on Monday after she shot and killed a black neighbor last year in his apartment, saying she entered it by mistake and thought he was a burglar.
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    Rescue efforts ongoing as classroom collapse in Kenyan capital, Nairobi, kills at least 7 students, medics say.
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    • Manchester City midfielder’s tweet being looked at by FA• Silva accused of using ‘racist stereotype’Kick It Out has called on the Football Association to take action against a “discriminatory” tweet by Bernardo Silva in reference to his Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy. Related: FA looking into tweet posted by Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva Continue reading...
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    The tragedy spotlights the weak enforcement of building codes in Nairobi.
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    President Donald Trump returns to the United Nations for meetings, fall officially begins and more things to know as your Monday gets underway.      
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    Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will be in a Canadian courtroom on Monday to press for details surrounding her arrest at Vancouver's airport nearly 10 months ago. Meng, 47, was detained on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States, where she is charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC Holdings Plc about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] business in Iran. Meng, who is expected in court, has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition.
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    Officials say wedding procession came under fire during air and ground assault on Taliban hideout in Helmand province.
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    A Delaware judge has ruled that the electric car company Tesla’s board of directors should stand trial to defend CEO Elon Musk’s multibillion dollar pay package. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Whether onstage or online, today's fashion shows are bigger than ever -- and broadcast to audiences of millions. But their roots are more humble and intimate than you might expect.
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    Food Network star Carl Ruiz has died at age 44. He won "Guy's Grocery Games" and also served as a celebrity judge.      
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    Civilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban operation  Aljazeera.comAfghan officials say civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid  Washington PostCivilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban operation  Al Jazeera EnglishPost peace talks, Afghan elections are the best way forward | TheHill  The Hill35 Killed At Wedding Party During Nearby Afghan Army Raid  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Simply Emmy-peccable. There were a number of stylish stars on the purple carpet of the Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday.       
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    (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.Beset once again by questions of whether he inappropriately sought electoral help from a foreign government, Donald Trump is reviving his 2016 playbook: try to turn the tables on his Democratic opponent.But the tactic is making life harder for Ukraine’s novice president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.At issue is Trump’s July 25 telephone call to Zelenskiy, the content of which has emerged as a potentially defining storyline of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In the call, Trump is alleged to have asked Zelenskiy to investigate a largely discredited accusation that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden tried to interfere in a Ukrainian corruption investigating involving a company connected to his son, Hunter.As Aliaksandr Kudrytski and Andrew Langley write, Zelenskiy must tread carefully.At home, Zelenskiy had been off to a flying start since his shock election victory in April. His market-friendly policies helped turn the hryvnia into this year’s best-performing currency, he’s riding high in polls and a prisoner swap with Moscow has top diplomats predicting improved chances for peace between the longtime foes.But his job just got trickier. Congress is already probing the matter after a complaint from a federal whistleblower. Trump yesterday suggested he discussed Biden during the call and said he’d consider releasing a partial transcript.For Zelenskiy, who’s set to meet Trump this week in New York, the question is whether his own agenda will be torpedoed by the latest storm surrounding the U.S. president.Global HeadlinesDiplomatic whirlwind | The U.S.-Iran showdown and the U.K.’s search for a deal to leave the European Union move to Manhattan this week as about 200 world leaders and thousands of diplomats converge on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. While talk of a historic meeting between Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has faded, France still thinks it can convince the U.S. and Iran to dial back their mutual hostility.Home raid | South Korean prosecutors reportedly raided the residence of Justice Minister Cho Kuk as part of a growing corruption investigation that could further sap public support for President Moon Jae-in. Cho, a close confidant of Moon’s, is being scrutinized over issues including his children’s college applications and an investment in a private equity fund. He’s denied wrongdoing.Signaling support | In a speech that risks being viewed as siding with India in its dispute with Pakistan, Trump yesterday pledged expanded military cooperation with New Delhi and called for more border security. Drawing huge cheers from a raucous crowd at a rock concert-like event in Houston, the president appeared on stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s seeking to expand control of the disputed territory of Kashmir. In the audience: more than 50,000 Indian Americans — an influential voter base.Israeli Arab Spring | The political bloc representing Israel’s large Arab minority took the rare step of recommending a candidate for prime minister in a bid to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, who was badly weakened in last week’s inconclusive revote. In supporting former military chief Benny Gantz to form the next government, the Joint List of Arab parties said it wanted to show it would no longer be taken for granted and rejected Netanyahu’s “policies of fear and hate.”No green light | Only two of the world’s 10 biggest banks joined the coalition of 130 global financial firms in agreeing to align their business with international efforts to address climate change and other environmental issues. Citigroup and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China joined the pledge, which asks firms to self-assess their sustainability practices and to develop plans to increase those efforts by 2023.What to WatchChina’s cancellation of a planned visit to farms in the American heartland was done at the request of the U.S., Bloomberg’s Washington bureau reports, an indication the change wasn’t caused by a negative turn in the lower-level discussions held in Washington last week. Trump is set to meet Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the countries seek to sign a trade deal. Bernie Sanders kicks off an Iowa tour today aimed at showing he’s the Democratic candidate best able to woo back working-class voters. Thomas Cook, the household name for package holidays, has collapsed and the U.K. government will have to spend millions to fly stranded tourists back. Saving the company was out of the question with its outdated travel model. Hong Kong protesters gathered at shopping malls, set blazes and clashed with police in the 16th weekend of protests, as the city braces for large-scale demonstrations planned for Oct. 1’s 70th anniversary of Communist rule in China.And finally ... Small demonstrations erupted this weekend in Egypt after a series of online videos made by a fledgling actor and ex-government contractor alleged corruption all the way at the top. The concern now is that an escalation of protests against President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the military at a time of worsening living standards could upend a revival that has made Egypt an emerging markets darling and send investors fleeing. \--With assistance from Michael Gunn, Amy Teibel, Karen Leigh, Ruth Pollard and Flavia Krause-Jackson.To contact the author of this story: Kathleen Hunter in London at khunter9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Karl Maier at kmaier2@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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    The Finnish capital, which has committed to being carbon neutral by 2035, is great for island-hopping, nightlife, cool design and steaming saunasJust a 10-minute boat ride from Helsinki’s Market Square (JT-Line ferry, round trips and same-day island-hopping tickets from €7), the island of Lonna is an ecological oasis and a great place to hike and relax in nature. Once used as a storage site for naval mines, Lonna is now a refuge from city life and well-placed for sunset views over downtown Helsinki. There’s a restaurant serving locally sourced, organic food, as well as a coffee shop, bar, event venue and sauna. Every summer I enjoy a yoga retreat on the island, but it’s lovely at any time of year. Continue reading...
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    The United Nations General Assembly has had misunderstandings and unusual moments. Donald Trump got a noteworthy response there last year.       
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    Democrats can’t execute a long-term political project without winning state-level races. Yet, the prize of the White House is distracting liberals from this factEvery day brings more headlines about the game-show-like spectacle of the presidential race. Of course, the 2020 presidential election commands attention because the stakes are so high. The presidential race, however, isn’t the only election that will have major ramifications for both the immediate and long-term direction of the nation.This November, 538 state legislative seats in four states are up for election. Another 4,798 state legislative seats in 44 states will be decided in November 2020. And 14 governors will be elected in the next two years. There is no way for Democrats to execute a long-term pro-active political project without winning in the states immediately. Continue reading...
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    Trump’s department of education is using the threat of defunding to achieve its political goals – to great effectSouth Building at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photograph: Gerry Broome/APIf you criticize Israeli policy, you will lose your federal funding. That is the message the Department of Education is sending with its threat to withdraw federal support for the Consortium for Middle East Studies, operated jointly by Duke University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, if it does not alter the content of its programming.Just three months after Education Secretary Betsy Devos ordered an investigation into a conference about the politics of the Gaza Strip that the consortium had sponsored – an authoritarian threat, in and of itself – the Department of Education issued a letter demanding that the Duke-UNC consortium remake its curriculum. Or else.The Department of Education’s letter, published last Tuesday, charged that the Duke-UNC program was failing to meet its federal mandate – by focusing too much on cultural studies and topics like “Love and Desire in Modern Iran” and not enough on “advancing the security and economic stability of the United States”. In other words, it seems the program was teaching its students about the complex and varied cultures of countries in the Middle East instead of how to dominate them.The letter did not mention directly the conference on Gaza, during which several well-respected American, Israeli and Palestinian experts spoke. But it didn’t have to. The DeVos-ordered investigation is part of the Trump administration’s attempt to crack down on campus criticism of Israeli policy – a goal to which the administration made its commitment explicit when it appointed Kenneth L Marcus assistant secretary of civil rights in the Department of Education. That the investigation was followed by the threat of defunding is an indication of just how serious the Trump administration is about this goal.Marcus’s confirmation was opposed by major civil rights organizations, including the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, as well as by the National Bar Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Council of Jewish Women. The reasons are manifold – for example, Marcus’s opposition to affirmative action, his spotty record on disability rights, and his shaky commitment to LGBTQ equality. A letter signed by the more than 30 groups that opposed Marcus’s nomination noted: “Mr. Marcus’s attitudes and beliefs fail to demonstrate a commitment to protecting students of color from discrimination.” It also observed that Marcus had, since leaving the Bush Department of Education, sought to use anti-discrimination law “to chill a particular point of view, rather than address unlawful discrimination”.> In the Trump era, the repression of left-wing viewpoints is free speech; federal intervention in university curriculum is academic freedomBy “chill a particular point of view,” what the civil rights groups’ letter was referring to was Marcus’s work as a professional pro-Israel operative, and, more specifically, his efforts to use civil rights law to shut down the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) on university campuses. Marcus articulated his strategy in a 2013 op-ed for the Jerusalem Post. “At many campuses, the prospect of litigation has made a difference,” he wrote. “If a university shows a failure to treat initial complaints seriously, it hurts them with donors, faculty, political leaders and prospective students.”Pace Marcus’s op-ed, the threat of litigation or the withdrawal of funds would be enough to pressure universities into clamping down on BDS and BDS-adjacent activism. But, more recently, since assuming his post at the Department of Education Marcus has attempted to take this strategy even further, pushing the government to define the BDS movement as antisemitic and designate anti-occupation and Palestine solidarity activism as violations of Jewish students’ civil rights. A range of groups, from the free-speech watchdog Fire to the liberal pro-Israel lobby J Street, have warned that the conflation of anti-Zionism with antisemitism poses serious threats to campus free speech.In the Orwellian grammar of the Trump era, though, the repression of left-wing viewpoints is free speech; federal intervention in university curriculum is academic freedom. The Department of Education threat against the Duke-UNC consortium is yet another example of the Trump administration’s spectacular hypocrisy and cynicism, not to mention its clash-of-civilizations-style Islamophobia—among other things, the Education Department’s letter accused the Duke-UNC program of devoting disproportionate emphasis “on understanding the positive aspects of Islam.”Yet the significance, and the reasons behind, the Education Department’s attack on the Duke-UNC program goes beyond just Israel-Palestine and even the politics of Middle East studies. In a Trump administration marked by unceasing staff turnover, stark policy reversals, and more general unpredictability and chaos, one of the few constants has been the president and his allies’ hostility to institutions of higher education.There is a long history of right-wing antipathy to universities, seen as breeding grounds for unpatriotic thought, cultural deviance, and liberal decadence. The Trump administration’s higher policies have largely reflected this view—from the appointment of right-wing, education war stalwarts such as Besty DeVos and Marcus to Trump’s signing of a farcical “free speech” executive order intended “to defend American students and American values that have been under siege”. And the UNC-Duke consortium letter was not even the sole higher-education-related punch the Trump administration landed this week. The National Labor Relations Board announced it would move to strip the right to unionize from teaching and research assistants at private universities.Indeed, when it comes to higher education, the Trump administration’s approach is uncharacteristically coherent, to fight its enemies – variously conceived of as liberals, Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians, LGBTQ people, people of color, and women – by enforcing ideological constraints, amplifying conservative viewpoints, dismantling or manipulating anti-discrimination statutes and, when possible, slashing federal funding.
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    Thailand Shuttered a Notorious Tiger Zoo, but the Problem Has Only Gotten Worse  The New York TimesSRIRACHA, Thailand — When Thai park rangers raided a popular zoo famous for letting visitors feed and handle tigers, their grisly haul three years ago ...
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    Are Manchester City back on the record trail? Where does Mauricio Pochettino rank after landmark game? BBC Sport delves into the key Premier League statistics.
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    Hong Kong cleaned up on Monday and train services in the city resumed, after another weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalize a railway station and a shopping mall.
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    Druids, pagans and tourists watched the sun rise at 06:55 BST from the ancient stones in Wiltshire.
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    A couple days after demonstrating his deepfake technology at an MIT conference on Wednesday, Hao Li affirmed to CNBC that ‘perfectly real' and ‘virtually undetectable' deepfakes are as little as six months away. This estimate comes two days after having his less-than-perfect 'Vladimir Putin' deepfake technology demonstrated at an MIT conference earlier last week. This is the deepfake of @glichfield interviewing Vladimir Putin (wink wink nudge nudge).
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    Two MEPs go head to head over the incoming EU Commission president's controversial decision to create a top portfolio for "protecting our European Way of Life". Was it really a dog whistle to anti-migrant populists? Or is this row simply a storm in a teacup?
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    As Trump arrives at the United Nations he faces a litany of potential pitfalls as he tries to rally world leaders on Iran, China and other hot spots.      
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    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine's president.
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    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine's president.
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    An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was quoted on Monday as saying any investigation in Ukraine would be conducted transparently, after U.S. media reports said President Donald Trump asked Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden, a rival in next year's U.S. election.
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    Dozens more were injured when the wooden structure collapsed at the start of the school day.
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    British travel operator Thomas Cook , which ran hotels, resorts and airlines ferrying 19 million people a year to 16 different countries. It currently has 600,000 people abroad, forcing governments and insurance companies to coordinate a huge operation to bring them all home.
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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy was the surprise victor while the final season of HBO’s fantasy drama picked up the most Emmy awardsEmmy winners 2019: the full listThe ceremony, fashion and red carpet – in picturesIt was a British invasion at the 71st Emmy awards, with Game of Thrones taking home the prize for best drama and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag sweeping most of the comedy awards in a night that saw numerous nods to stars from across the pond.The biggest question heading into the night was whether Emmy voters would reward perennial juggernaut Game of Thrones for its divisive final season. The show was nominated for 32 awards – the most for any single season of television ever – and had already won 10 Creative Arts Emmys last week. Game of Thrones took home the night’s final prize for outstanding drama series and a best supporting actor nod for American star Peter Dinklage – bringing its total to 12 awards and breaking its own 2015 record for the most awards given to a series – but was otherwise shut out of the telecast. Continue reading...
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    England's Jadon Sancho scores his third Bundesliga goal of the season as Borussia Dortmund are held to a 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.
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    British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a "credible" deal.
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    A month before Britain is due to quit the European Union, the bloc's car-makers have joined forces to warn of billions of euros in losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit with production stoppages costing 50,000 pounds a minute in Britain alone.
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    Putin approves proposal expected to prompt condemnation from Tbilisi which clings to hope of Abkhazia's return.
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    China will formally resume ties soon with Kiribati, the foreign ministry said on Monday, following the Pacific island state's decision to ditch relations with Taiwan.
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    More than 10 others feared trapped.
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    Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump's latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three years of an "America First" foreign policy that has unsettled allies and shredded multinational pacts. A centerpiece of this year's U.N. schedule will be a Monday session on climate change that Trump plans to skip.
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    I was sold a dream of upward mobility. But from cash to culture, it’s clear my working-class background still counts against meI’ve always been a diligent worker. Having worked part-time throughout my A-levels in a fish and chip shop, I knew what hard work meant. When I received my offer to study at Cambridge University I was congratulated by my colleagues for finally “making it”. In the warm heat of June, a few days before my last exam, I thought this would be the last time I would smell the fish in batter mix as it hit the sizzling oil. I reflected on the idea that Cambridge meant I was finally competing on a level playing field with socially and economically privileged students. Related: Oxbridge summer schools should be for the disadvantaged, not the wealthiest | Ruby Woolfe Continue reading...
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    A bus driver in Washington has been arrested after a child called 911 to report that she was driving under the influence.       
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cautioned that there would be no Brexit breakthrough at talks with European leaders in New York as gaps remained but said significant progress had been made on striking a deal.
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    About 5 million patients were exposed to drug causing between 500 and 2,000 related deaths, authorities said.
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    Up to 15,000 holidaymakers are stranded on the island of Cyprus after the collapse of British travel firm Thomas Cook, saddling hotels with millions in potential losses, the deputy minister of tourism said on Monday.
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    Members at the party's annual conference will choose between backing Remain or staying neutral.
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    The Iranian government approved on Sunday a bill to offer permanent visa-waiver to Omani citizens, in a bid to further increase interaction between the two countries...
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    The European Parliament's First Vice-President, Mairead McGuinness, tells FRANCE 24 that the British prime minister's movement on the agri-food sector shows he may be inching towards accepting a backstop. McGuinness also talks about the latest Brexit preparations in her native Ireland, and voices concern about the possible impact of Brexit on peace in Northern Ireland.
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    Meteorologists are warning Nigerians to expect more flooding nationwide, raising fears of food shortages.
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    Malta and Italy on front line of Europe's migration crisis.
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    The tour firm's failure means more than 150,000 British tourists will need to be repatriated.
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    Thomas Cook , the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
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    Nearly 1,000 flights have been cancelled in both countries.
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    The conversations around the NFL star’s release have all centered on his future. It’s a problem that goes beyond sportsIn the hours following Friday’s announcement that wide receiver Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct only 11 days after signing with the team, the media served up a competitive play-by-play on his status. TMZ reported Brown “looking sad” as he touched down in Miami. CBS pondered “why the Patriots could be in trouble if things get any worse”. Iterations of “Brown out. What now?” sprouted up innumerably across the web. Brown, for his part, tweeted eight similar “thank you” messages to the Patriots for the opportunity and a “Just got fired on Friday” with a facepalm emoji. A sizable chunk of the thousands of comments in response to his posts invoked God and prayer for Brown’s resolve to stay strong and keep fighting. He capped off his thread with a photo sitting on the hood of a Rolls Royce in front of a private jet, with the caption: Beat the odds.Brown will not face criminal charges for the accusations leading to his dismissal, including most notably one of rape in a civil lawsuit by his former trainer, Britney Taylor (Brown has denied the allegations). He took again to Twitter on Sunday morning to answer the headlines’ musings himself. He said he was quitting the NFL and took shots at Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his former teammate Ben Roethlisberger. Earlier this week, Taylor spent 10 hours in discussion with the NFL investigation team going over her lawsuit. Her social media profiles have been wiped clean. Continue reading...
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    Iran said on Monday that a British-flagged oil tanker is "free" to leave more than two months after it was seized in the Gulf. "The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and the oil tanker can move," government spokesman Ali Rabiei told a news conference. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps surrounded the Stena Impero with attack boats before rappelling onto the deck of the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.
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    Photographer Joseph Ford and knitting guru Nina Dodd have collaborated to create bespoke jumpers for people, humans and even fruit that are incorporated into their surroundings in painstaking detail. Invisible Jumpers is published by Hoxton Mini Press Continue reading...
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    Protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating as demonstrators took to the streets in the 16th consecutive weekend of unrest. Tensions are escalating in the run-up to a significant political anniversary for Beijing, and riot police fired teargas, pepper spray and bean bag rounds on protesters who vandalised metro stations and set improvised barricades ablaze.Police and demonstrators clash as tensions escalate Continue reading...
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    He fled the spot after setting his bike on fire.
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. would consider joining US-led military efforts to protect Saudi Arabia on Monday...
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    The US president hails India's prime minister as "exceptional", firing up a 50,000-strong crowd.
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    Man is arrested as trains and buses suspended and nearby offices evacuatedA man has been arrested at Manchester airport as bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package just after 9.30am.Police officers rushed to the airport’s train station in response to reports of a suspicious package. The airport interchange and surrounding offices were evacuated. Continue reading...
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    Man is arrested as trains and buses suspended and nearby offices evacuatedA man has been arrested at Manchester airport as bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package just after 9.30am.Police officers rushed to the airport’s train station in response to reports of a suspicious package. The airport interchange and surrounding offices were evacuated. Continue reading...
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    Author: ReutersID: 1569230104919031000Mon, 2019-09-23 09:09 MANILA: The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture on Monday said it has detected more African swine fever outbreaks in the country, such as in a village in Antipolo, Rizal, east of the Philippine capital Manila, and some areas in central Luzon There are now 12 villages with backyard farms affected by the disease — two in Metro Manila and 10 in nearby Rizal and Bulacan provinces — excluding those central Luzon areas that Agriculture Secretary William Dar declined to identify. The Philippines, the world’s 10th-largest pork consumer and seventh-biggest pork importer, declared its first outbreak of the virus on Sept. 9, with more reported in less than two weeks. The deadly and highly contagious disease, for which there is no cure nor vaccine though it does not affect people, poses a big threat to the nation’s $5 billion hog industry, but Dar said there is no epidemic in the country. Dar, meanwhile, appealed to local government executives not to restrict domestic food trade, after the provinces of Cebu and Bohol in central Philippines announced a ban on the entry of pork and pork-based products from those hot spots. Main category: WorldTags: PhilippinesAfrican swine fever Destiny’s child: Philippines’ Robredo refuses to rule out presidency just yetA farewell to arms in the Philippines’ Mindanao
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    Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Manchester Airport on Monday, police said, adding a man had been detained by officers at the scene.
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    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time the government has given the cause of his death.
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    Instability, conflict since peace talks stalled in Kachin state have impoverished many, and some have turned to drugs.
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    In a rarity for these awards, all the winners actually deserved it – which made Game of Thrones’ final triumph after a night of sustained losses feel hollow• Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big at Brit-dominated awards• Emmys 2019: best of the ceremony, fashion and red carpet – in picturesGod, it’s weird to watch the Emmys not screw everything up, isn’t it? For decades now, we’ve been conditioned to expect the worst from the ceremony. The patter would be hacky and ill-advised (hello Sofia Vergara on a rotating plinth). The jury would giddily fling awards at movie stars, however mediocre, who deigned to dip their toes into the low-rent world of television. Modern Family would win things. It’s usually such a mess.So last night was strange. For the most part, the awards went to people who actually deserved them. Fleabag won. Barry won. Succession won. Killing Eve won. Ben Whishaw won. Chernobyl won. All the shows you wanted to win, but assumed wouldn’t because they were slightly more challenging than the usual Emmys fare, all won. Continue reading...
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    In a rarity for these awards, all the winners actually deserved it – which made Game of Thrones’ final triumph after a night of sustained losses feel hollow• Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big at Brit-dominated awards• Emmys 2019: best of the ceremony, fashion and red carpet – in picturesGod, it’s weird to watch the Emmys not screw everything up, isn’t it? For decades now, we’ve been conditioned to expect the worst from the ceremony. The patter would be hacky and ill-advised (hello Sofia Vergara on a rotating plinth). The jury would giddily fling awards at movie stars, however mediocre, who deigned to dip their toes into the low-rent world of television. Modern Family would win things. It’s usually such a mess.So last night was strange. For the most part, the awards went to people who actually deserved them. Fleabag won. Barry won. Succession won. Killing Eve won. Ben Whishaw won. Chernobyl won. All the shows you wanted to win, but assumed wouldn’t because they were slightly more challenging than the usual Emmys fare, all won. Continue reading...
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    They’ve faced accusations of privilege and pretension – but alté artists such as Odunsi, Santi and Lady Donli are walking their own path through an often conservative cultureJust after the release of his debut album, Mandy and the Jungle, 26-year old Santi is relieved. “I feel like I gave birth,” he says. “I don’t know how that feels, but if I could I’m sure it would kinda feel like that.”We’re in his flat in Victoria Island, an affluent area in Lagos. The near constant stream of visitors on a weekday afternoon reflects his position as one of the pioneers of alté: not a music genre, but a whole mindset in Nigerian music. Artists who align themselves with the scene are known for blending and fusing a variety of sounds, from R&B, soul and rap to Afrobeats and indie guitar music. Alté (which stands for alternative) draws heavily on western and Nigerian influences, and puts creativity, individuality and a sense of rebellion are at its core – qualities at odds with Nigeria’s conservative culture, where, in a country dominated by Christian and Muslim values, those who go against the grain are often treated with suspicion, derision or bewilderment. Continue reading...
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    Trump To Address UN General Assembly  NPRA year ago, President Trump was laughed at during his address to the U.N. General Assembly. This year, he'll face an audience of world leaders increasingly ...
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    Drone footage has emerged showing police leading hundreds of blindfolded and shackled men from a train in what is believed to be a transfer of inmates in Xinjiang. The video, posted anonymously on YouTube last week, shows what appear to be Uighur Muslims or people from other minorities wearing blue and yellow uniforms, with shaven heads, their eyes covered, sitting in rows on the ground and later being led away by police. Prisoners in China are often transferred with handcuffs and masks covering their facesChina footage reveals hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners Continue reading...
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    Five women go on trial at a special Paris court on Monday for attempting to blow up a car near Notre-Dame Cathedral in 2016 in what prosecutors say was a failed jihadist attack.
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    Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Manchester Airport on Monday, police said, adding a man had been detained by officers at the scene.
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    An Iranian official has confirmed that all legal steps to facilitate the release of the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero have been completed and the vessel is free to leave. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Mohammad Javad Zarif Says US Sanctions Won't Defeat Iran  NPRIran asks West to leave Persian Gulf  POLITICOUS says it wants to avoid war with Iran after oil attacks  Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia won’t attack Iran. But it may pay someone else to  The GuardianStop beating war drums for U.S. intervention in Iran | Letters  NJ.comView full coverage on Google News
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    The accused was a former employee of the victim.
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    For the US, its allies and Iran the alternative to sharing the region is a futile and destructive pursuit of dominance.
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    Thomas Cook's German holiday airline Condor has asked the German government for a bridging loan, the airline said on Monday, adding it would continue operating despite its parent company's collapse.
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    Flights by collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook's German subsidiary Condor were operating as normal and there is no need for a major repatriation mission, a spokesman for the German Aviation Association (BDL) said on Monday.
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    Jorginho’s arrival means the midfielder plays further upfield, displaying new tricks while still excelling in defenceHow much can be expected of a single player? That N’Golo Kanté is an exceptional footballer is no revelation but there is still something remarkable about the fact that the best holding midfielder in the world has become a totemic Roy of the Rovers figure at Chelsea. There he is darting across his own box to stifle a Liverpool attack. There he is slipping a pass in to the edge of the box and looking for a return. And there he is, drifting in from the right and finding the top corner with an ungainly but nonetheless precise finish. He is their alpha and their omega, their beginning and their end. He is all things to all men and by that means he might save some games – but not this one.Kanté was exceptional against Liverpool, in the second half a blur, the force driving Chelsea forward. Only one Chelsea player made more tackles than him, only one more interceptions than him, only one had more shots than him and nobody completed more dribbles than him. He has, against expectations, transformed himself into a complete midfielder. Continue reading...
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    White students in my race and ethnicity class often learn the most, but few take it. All colleges should require a course like this to graduate.       
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    The months-long standoff between the Communist Party and the millions of Hong Kong protesters is set to come to a head Oct. 1, when the demonstrators plan to stage a counter-rally.
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    The Communist Party is celebrating 70 years in power. Hong Kong protesters are planning a counter-rally.
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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned that Washington is looking to derail the nation’s parliamentary election because “they can’t win” otherwise. The parliament is currently run by the US-backed opposition. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The Iran crisis The annual gathering of political leaders at the United Nations is meant to be a chance to make the world a better place - tackle climate change, reduce poverty, improve women's rights. But for this year's get-together one geopolitical headache hangs over proceedings - the bitter and increasingly militaristic standoff between America and Iran. Over the summer there had been growing signs that Donald Trump is looking to change his "extreme pressure" campaign against Tehran into one focused on deal-making. His hawkish national security adviser John Bolton, who once wrote a column headlined "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran", has been ousted from his role. The temperature in the Gulf has risen dramatically since attacks on two Saudi oil facilities, which the US and now the UK have blamed on Iran Credit: Ron Sachs/UPI/Barcroft Media There was speculation the US president floated the idea of lowering sanctions on Iran and even, reportedly, flirted with a £15 billion bailout for the country. Mr Trump has also repeatedly hinted that he would be willing to meet Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, at the UN this week. But that was before the attack on two Saudi oil facilities which America - and now the UK - has blamed on Iran. While a meeting remains possible, the chances have been dropping by the day. A Trump-Rouhani handshake would be historic, the first face-to-face talks between the countries' leaders in 40 years. But do not hold your breath. India, Pakistan and the Kashmir stand-off  The United Nations confrontation between Narendra Modi and Imran Khan has already started. Pakistan showed it intended to make life difficult for the Indian PM from the beginning, by even refusing him access to their airspace to fly to the general assembly. The source of enmity between the two, as so often, is Kashmir. Pakistan has decried Mr Modi's ending of self rule for Indian-administered Kashmir and vowed to use the UN to highlight Delhi's alleged abuses. Mr Khan's address is seen as a golden opportunity to court international favour to Islamabad's position. Pakistan has so far failed to gain much diplomatic traction on the issue and Mr Khan's speech is likely to be forceful and combative. The Indian prime minister received a hero's welcome on the eve of the summit at a 'Howdy, Modi' rally in Texas, where he was accompanied by Donald Trump  Credit: Daniel Kramer/Reuters  India has in turn said it is prepared for Pakistan to “stoop low” at the gathering. Yet amid the stand-off, both men will also be hoping for quality time with Donald Trump. Mr Khan wants to continue rekindling relations with Pakistan's previously estranged allies in Washington and Mr Modi wants to ease US trade tensions. Mr Trump has for his part said he believes he can reconcile the nuclear-armed neighbours. Expect fireworks. Boris Johnson, Leo Varadkar and the Irish border Leo Varadkar, more than any other EU leader, holds the keys to the Brexit deal that Boris Johnson says he craves. The Irish prime minister has, along with the European Commission, insisted on the need for the border backstop that Mr Johnson has pledged to tear up. The rest of the EU has rallied behind Ireland and will not agree a replacement to the backstop without Dublin’s say-so. Mr Varadkar, who has forged a close alliance with Michel Barnier is adamant any replacement must keep the border invisible and safeguard the Good Friday Agreement. Mr Johnson’s suggestion for an alternative fall short of that mark, according to Dublin and Brussels. Relations between the Prime Minister and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar are becoming increasingly strained as the Brexit deadline approaches Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA A no deal Brexit will hit Ireland harder than any other country except Britain. No surprise then that relations between Mr Varadkar and Mr Johnson are strained. During the prime minister’s visit to Dublin on September 9, Mr Varadkar warned Mr Johnson he faced a “Herculean” task in delivering Brexit and a free trade deal with the EU. In a barbed remark, the Taoiseach suggested he would be Mr Johnson’s Athena. Athena knocked out a rampaging Hercules, preventing him from causing more carnage, after he murdered his wife and children. On September 20, Mr Varadkar was handed a vial of holy water by a priest before “for use at his meeting with Boris Johnson”. “Do I just throw it over him?,” Mr Varadkar joked. Emmanuel Macron vs Jair Bolsonaro Emmanuel Macron intends to come to New York as the voice of reason. He aims, as last year, to present France as the last bastion of sensible multilateralism and cool-headed authority. But if there is one man hoping to burst his bubble, it’s Jair Bolsonaro, the combative president of Brazil, who took office on January 1. The two men fell out spectacularly this summer, after Mr Macron suggested that the fires in the Amazon – the worst in a decade – were a global problem, that needed international help. Mr Bolsonaro, a far-Right populist who is sceptical of climate change and wants to open up more of the Amazon to logging, hit back, accusing Mr Macron of having “a colonial mindset”. He then went on to mock the looks of Mr Macron’s wife. Mr Macron called him “extremely rude” and adding: “I hope that they will very quickly have a president who behaves properly.” Mr Macron and Mr Bolsonaro have engaged in a very public war of words over the fires ravaging the Amazon Credit: Charles Platiau, Mauro Pimentel/AFP Brazil, by tradition, gets to speak first at the UN General Assembly – meaning he can land the first punch. Expect him to hit hard, attacking those who seek to interfere in what he sees as Brazil’s internal affairs. Expect Mr Macron to be asked about it after, too – and for him to address the issue in his own speech, later on Tuesday. Both sides are certainly fired up. Mr Bolsonaro’s tourism advisor – a mixed martial arts “legend” - ...
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    The Yemeni legitimate government accused Sunday Iranian-backed Houthi militias of causing the fuel crisis in areas that fall under their control...
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    Author: Associated PressID: 1569228691718957100Mon, 2019-09-23 08:47 BEIJING: Taliban envoys visited Beijing to discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan with Chinese officials, the foreign ministry said Monday. The delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban and head of its political office in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. Baradar and Chinese foreign ministry officials exchanged views on the “process of advancing peace in Afghanistan,” said a ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang. He gave no details. Geng appealed to the United States and Taliban to maintain the momentum of peace negotiations and said China was ready to “play a constructive role.” US-Taliban talks over a peace deal recently collapsed. Beijing supports negotiations to “realize national reconciliation and peace and stability at an early date,” Geng said. “China will continue to play constructive roles to this end.” Afghanistan is holding a presidential election on Saturday — a vote the Taliban vehemently opposes. The insurgent group has warned Afghans not to vote in the election and said their fighters would target election campaigns as well as polling stations. Main category: WorldTags: ChinaTalibanAfghanistan Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rallyAfter Moscow, Taliban want “face-to-face” meetings in other countries
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    A photo of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, walking around a street in New York City circulated social media...
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    The 'This Is Us' star unveiled her new song 'When I Wasn't Watching' recently - which will appear on her upcoming new album - and she admits she is "overwhelmed" at the thought that other people want to listen to her music...
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    Thomas Cook said there were around 140,000 people currently travelling with its German subsidiaries, with a further 21,000 booked to depart on Monday and Tuesday.
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    Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. Britain had previously held back from attributing blame for the drone and missile attack. Saudi Arabia and the United States say Iran was responsible, something Tehran denies.
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    The British government should have stepped in with a temporary rescue package for collapsed travel firm Thomas Cook, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday.
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    Spain's airport operator Aena said on Monday 46 flights operated by collapsed British travel group Thomas Cook have been cancelled.
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    Lufthansa has no plans to acquire insolvent British travel company Thomas Cook , the airline told German newspaper Die Welt on Monday.
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    Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via GettyThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. ROME—Manu remembers vividly the grim conditions he faced when he left coastal Bangladesh just three years ago to try to start a new life in Europe. The 45-year-old woodworker was one of millions of people in his South Asian country who had, for years, adjusted to seasonal flooding, moving in and out of their homes as the higher tides passed with the seasons. But in recent years, the rising seas didn't subside, and Manu lost his home, his belongings and finally his livelihood when trees vital to his craft disappeared under the rising sea. In 2016, Manu made his way to Italy where he requested asylum, which very likely won’t be granted. “There isn’t even a category on the application to request protection from the changing climate,” he told The Daily Beast. “No one even recognizes the problem.”Some do, in fact, but too few, and global society cannot ignore the problem much longer. The World Bank estimates that by the year 2050, at least 143 million additional migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America—already the greatest migrant and refugee-producing areas—will be on the move because of rising seas, droughts, and extreme weather. Adding to the injustice for those most affected is the fact that the climate change crisis is not the fault of those on the move. Founder and executive director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, Steve Trent, tells The Daily Beast that the poorer communities, affected first and worst, are those least able to mitigate the impacts of the heating planet. “The world’s least developed countries produce only a fraction of greenhouse gas emissions and have had far fewer of the benefits reaped by richer countries from our addiction to carbon, yet they are suffering the worst impacts of the climate crisis,” says Trent. “This summer, entire villages in India were abandoned, leaving only the sick and the elderly, as the country baked in 50°C [122°F] heat. Right now in the Bahamas, the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Dorian is expected to [continue to] rise dramatically.”  Trent points to the fact that the European Union alone was responsible for 40 percent of all global C02 emissions between 1850 and 2011. “Yet in an unjust world, 99 percent of all deaths from weather-related disasters occur in the world’s 50 least developed countries,” he says. “Countries that have contributed less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions. This is not justice.”A new doomsday report  by the World Bank’s climate scientists, migration experts and statistical researchers paints a picture of what's to come so dire it verges on the apocalyptic. According to Kanta Kumari Rigaud, the World Bank’s lead environmental specialist who compiled the report, events like crop failures due to droughts or floods will create what he calls “hotspots” that force people to move at first within national borders. Most will be go from rural to urban areas, but that influx will create new concentrations of poverty and cause people to start moving beyond borders.To meet this challenge, the report suggests, many urban areas and their environs need to prepare for an influx of people with improved housing and transportation infrastructure, social services, and employment opportunities. If managed correctly, the migration could create a “positive momentum” in some areas facing depopulation. But in others, it will only put additional burdens on already overwhelmed systems. Look at the recent global migration crises that have relatively little to do with climate change, and the way those have shaken developed nations. The rise of the xenophobic extreme right in Europe was spawned in part by the 2015 influx of a million refugees, largely from war-torn Syria. Central Americans trying to reach the United States by way of Mexico have faced a figurative and perhaps soon-to-be physical wall. Rohingya people fleeing inter-communal wars in Burma were met by some of the most abhorrent human rights violations since the Holocaust. To date, sub-Saharan Africans fleeing war and poverty trying to reach Europe though Italy have been met with harsh policies and closed ports, but only a fraction were fleeing the impact of a changing climate. Now, as a recent report by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, points out, drought is compounding security woes and people are fleeing to Ethiopia. Many will then try to move on to Europe.Now imagine the extra migration pressures imposed by “natural” disasters related to climate change. The U.N. today counts 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world due to war, poverty, and natural disasters. Imagine tripling that figure.Some migrants will have it much harder than others. The United Nations special rapporteur on poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, warns of a disaster made worse by wage disparity. “We risk a ‘climate apartheid’ scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer,” he wrote in a report to the U.N. in June. “Perversely, while people in poverty are responsible for just a fraction of global emissions, they will bear the brunt of climate change, and have the least capacity to protect themselves.”Alston also warns that climate change will impact democracies as governments try to cope with the consequences. Aid agencies have yet to define what it means to be a climate migrant or refugee, and without crucial designations there won't be policies and legal protections. “Most human rights bodies have barely begun to grapple with what climate change portends for human rights, and it remains one on a long laundry list of ‘issues,’ despite the extraordinarily short time to avoid catastrophic consequences,” Alston said when he presented his report. “As a full-blown crisis that threatens the human rights of vast numbers of people bears down, the usual piecemeal, issue-by-issue human rights methodology is woefully insufficient.”UNHCR has been reluctant to designate the new category for people moving due to climate change. John Podesta, founder and director of the Center for American ...
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    The U.S. and China must work closely to reach a trade deal as their bilateral dispute has a global impact, said China's former vice finance minister on Monday.
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    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Germany’s economy is suffering its worst downturn in almost seven years as a manufacturing slump deepens, raising pressure on the government to add fiscal stimulus.Factory activity shrank at the fastest pace in a decade in September and growth in services softened, according to a monthly report by IHS Markit. There were also further signs that the labor market is taking a hit. That could have an adverse impact on demand and set off a negative spiral for Europe’s biggest economy.The euro fell 0.3%, dropping below $1.10. European stocks declined, with the Stoxx 600 slipping more than 1% as of 10:50 a.m. Frankfurt time.Adding to the gloom, the nation’s VDMA engineering industry group said Monday there’s no turnaround in sight. It predicts production will drop 2% in 2020 after a similar decline this year.The confluence of trade tensions, challenges for the auto industry and looming Brexit are threatening to push Germany into recession after the economy shrank in the second quarter. According to Markit, the economy may struggle to record any expansion at all for the rest of the year.In a sign that the export-driven industrial slump is spreading into the rest of the economy, Markit said jobs growth is stalling after almost six years of uninterrupted growth.The latest reports also showed weakness in France. For the euro area as a whole, manufacturing activity shrank for an eighth month -- largely due to German weakness -- while services growth slowed.The slump in Germany’s economy has prompted louder calls for the government to provide fiscal support. While the European Central Bank earlier this month rolled out a new stimulus package for the euro zone, Germany has so far been reluctant to step up.Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to stick to a policy of zero deficit spending on Friday, even as her administration announced a 54 billion-euro ($60 billion) package designed to help put its climate targets back on track.“The manufacturing numbers are simply awful,” Markit economist Phil Smith said of Germany. “All the uncertainty around trade wars, the outlook for the car industry and Brexit are paralyzing order books, with September seeing the worst performance from the sector since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.”(Adds VDMA forecast in third paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Piotr Skolimowski in Frankfurt at pskolimowski@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Paul Gordon at pgordon6@bloomberg.net, Fergal O'Brien, Iain RogersFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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    Saga Plc said on Monday it was securing alternative flights, where possible, for customers who are due to travel imminently and have been impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook .
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    Bomb disposal officers carried out a "controlled explosion" on a “suspicious package” that was found at Manchester Airport transport interchange on Monday morning. Office workers and passengers were evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Bomb disposal officers carried out a "controlled explosion" on a “suspicious package” that was found at Manchester Airport transport interchange on Monday morning. Office workers and passengers were evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Israeli government talks under way.
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    Rising crude oil prices and concerns regarding US-China trade war kept investors edgy.
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    Head of the Ports and Maritime Department of Iran's Hormuzgan Province Allahmorad Afifipour announced that his country will soon release the Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker which was impounded because of violating maritime regulations in the Strait of Hormuz...
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    Non-oil trade exchange between the UAE and Saudi Arabia has reached Dh417.6 billion ($113.6 billion) over the past five years, said Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE’s Minister of Economy...
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    Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest, one day after rare demonstrations erupted against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi...
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    Organisers estimate nearly 3,000 people attended annual parade, which focused on security lockdown in Kashmir.
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    The men were dressed in identical athletic uniforms and carried the same sports bags as well as two volleyballs.
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    Thomas Cook , the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
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    Aircraft leasing companies are launching moves to recover dozens of Airbus passenger planes after the collapse of British travel group Thomas Cook , market sources said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    World's oldest travel firm Britain's Thomas Cook collapses.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    He is the youngest diver in Arab world.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Woodland Trust urges volunteers to grab a spade and help tackle the climate crisisVolunteers are being urged to do their bit to stop the climate emergency by grabbing a spade and signing up for the biggest mass tree-planting campaign in the UK’s history.Plots in suitable sites around the country are being prepared for 30 November, when the Big Climate Fightback campaign will start with pledges sought from 1 million people. Local groups are being encouraged to run tree-planting events and councils are being asked for permission to plant trees on their land, or outside schools and other publicly owned properties. Businesses are also being urged to plant trees on their own premises if possible. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Fresh row over attempts by White House to make Ukraine launch corruption inquiry into presidential rival Joe Biden
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    Author: ReutersID: 1569226502648864200Mon, 2019-09-23 08:13 KABUL: At least 35 civilians were killed and 13 people were injured during an attack conducted by the Afghan government forces in southern Helmand province, two provincial officials said on Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officials said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire. “35 civilians were killed and 13 are injured. These people were attending a wedding party near to the attack site in Khaksar area of Musa Qala district,” said Attaullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council member. A second provincial council member, Abdul Majid Akhundzadah said 40 people, all civilians, were killed in the attack. Main category: WorldTags: Afghanistan Airstrike kills 20 in Afghanistan’s Helmand provinceTrump wins support for Afghan strategy in volatile Helmand
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The 5th season of MBC's The Voice in Arabic kicked off on Saturday with many new additions, including changes to its judges and exciting program features...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The 'Ritual' hitmaker once worked with the 'Stay With Me' singer at a bar, but he admitted they haven't met since and he would love the chance to reconnect to bring their talents together...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The supply disruptions in the oil market may not be over, despite volatility and prices easing in the days after the Abqaiq attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A classroom collapse in Nairobi, Kenya early on Monday has killed seven children and injured scores more. A government spokesperson confirmed the casualties as emergency workers continue to comb through the site. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Researchers hope to use bubbles trapped in ice to help predict effect of CO2 on the Earth’s climateMillion-year-old ice buried deep in Antarctica could hold crucial information about the planet’s past and help climate predictions.And scientists with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) are a step closer to unearthing it. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A new biopic sees Renée Zellweger star as Judy Garland, an actor who revolutionised LGBT fandomThere’s a touching scene in the new movie Judy (as in Garland), when the legendary trouper, played by Renée Zellweger, meets two gay fans after her London show and invites herself back to theirs for dinner. After a comically disastrous meal, the tone turns melancholy, as Garland laments her unhappy life and her hosts reflect on theirs, as closeted partners in pre-legalisation 1960s Britain. It’s a little moment of solidarity that gets to the heart of Garland’s gay appeal.Judy Garland didn’t simply tick the boxes for “gay icon”, she created those boxes: child stardom, tragic life, big showtunes, drag-friendly stage persona, addictions, comebacks, having sung Over the Rainbow. Not to mention her unfortunate habit of marrying men who turned out to prefer other men (weirdly, her daughter Liza Minnelli did the same). But as that scene in Judy underscores, it was a different era. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    When he ended the brutal 22-year presidency of Yahya Jammeh, he was hailed as a hero. But the hope inspired by Adama Barrow’s ascent has long since fadedAlmost three years ago, Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule over the small west African nation of the Gambia came to a shock end. Fed up with the constant fear and human rights abuses, a floundering economy and endemic corruption, Gambians voted out one of Africa’s most notorious strongmen.The man who beat him, estate agent, businessman and one-time Argos security guard Adama Barrow, was a political nobody who united a divided opposition in a coalition, promising to create jobs, repeal bad laws and create a level political playing field. He also promised to be only a transitional president, resigning after three years. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    When he ended the brutal 22-year presidency of Yahya Jammeh, he was hailed as a hero. But the hope inspired by Adama Barrow’s ascent has long since fadedAlmost three years ago, Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule over the small west African nation of the Gambia came to a shock end. Fed up with the constant fear and human rights abuses, a floundering economy and endemic corruption, Gambians voted out one of Africa’s most notorious strongmen.The man who beat him, estate agent, businessman and one-time Argos security guard Adama Barrow, was a political nobody who united a divided opposition in a coalition, promising to create jobs, repeal bad laws and create a level political playing field. He also promised to be only a transitional president, resigning after three years. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Keeping on top of your mental health in today’s taxing world can be tough. But a few changes can help lift the burdenHuman beings are not built to endure prolonged periods of stress. If you want to see an extreme example of what it can do to a person, observe prime ministers as they enter and exit Downing Street. Before, fresh-faced, they simper for the cameras. Afterwards, they are gaunt, grey and lined. It is like watching an accelerated version of ageing, and a reminder of how stress corrodes the human body.We live in stressful times, though. More people are scratching a living in the gig economy, without paid leave or long-term job security. Austerity has ripped through communities like bullets through plasterboard, destroying the mental health of those forced into dehumanising encounters with the machinery of the welfare state. The Amazon is burning, a no-deal Brexit is looming and we are hurtling headfirst towards climate catastrophe. It is no wonder that our mental health services are in crisis, more young people are seeking help for anxiety and schoolchildren are being taught mindfulness to cope with the stresses of social media. According to a 2018 study, 75% of Britons experienced such profound stress in the previous year that they felt unable to cope. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The IAAF president knows the next four years could make or break the sport as interest declines despite the presence of stars such as Mondo Duplantis, Noah Lyles and Dina Asher-SmithHere is a challenge for anyone with 53 seconds to spare – Google “6.05m slow motion pole vault”. Then try to stop your jaw hitting the floor as the Swedish teenage athlete Mondo Duplantis soars skyward, jackknifes his body, dances his hands up the pole, and flips – just! – over a height greater than a double decker bus. The new super slow-motion footage of his feat at the 2018 European championships in Berlin has been seen 4.5 million times on Twitter in the three weeks alone. The twist in the tail for athletics is that many viewers haven’t the foggiest who Duplantis is. Related: Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes to Doha on back of ‘best run-in ever’ Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    If you’re wondering what the next 14 months of the presidential election looks like, you are already looking at itAmerica has a grand tradition of the brazenly dumb criminal: the kind who is so desperately needy that he brags about his guilt.Back in the earliest days of the new media known as newspapers, a certain Chicago mob boss rose to fame by calling a press conference to proclaim everyone else’s guilt, if not exactly his innocence. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Warren is not as all or nothing as her health care rhetoric suggests. But her support for phasing out private insurance is scaring people off.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The NSA whistleblower’s account of his life and actions against the US security services is a page-turnerThe work “hack” used to be a term of approbation among geeks, as a means of describing an elegant way of circumventing a difficulty that had defeated lesser minds. In the old days, a good hacker was someone constantly on the lookout for better ways of writing code and there’s a sense in which the young Edward Snowden was one of those. At high school, he resented the way homework absorbed valuable time that he would have preferred to spend at a computer. So he analysed the marking system and realised that it could be “hacked”: if he just did the quizzes, he could get enough points to get by. He stopped turning in homework until one day his maths teacher questioned him and discovered his methods. “Pretty clever, Eddie,” he said, “but you should be using that brain of yours not to figure out how to avoid work, but to do the best work you can. You have to start thinking about your permanent record.”Well, eventually Snowden did, and this fascinating autobiography is the result. It tells the story of how an intense, bright, serious boy from a patriotic, quasi-military family (father in the coast guard, mother working as a clerk at the National Security Agency) came to tell the world how his beloved country’s intelligence services had covertly pivoted from protection to mass surveillance in the name of national security. And in the process did us a great service. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The Veronicas say they were ordered off a Qantas flight after staff "escalated" a row over luggage.
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    He played along with several legendary cricketers.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The small town of Hasankeyf, in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority south-east, is doomed to disappear in the coming months after being inhabited for 12,000 years. An artificial lake, part of the Ilısu hydroelectric dam project, will swallow it up. The huge dam, Turkey’s second largest, is being filled further down the Tigris River, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream, namely in Iraq. Residents are being moved from the ancient town to New Hasankeyf nearby, while historic artefacts have also been transported out of the area Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The small town of Hasankeyf, in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority south-east, is doomed to disappear in the coming months after being inhabited for 12,000 years. An artificial lake, part of the Ilısu hydroelectric dam project, will swallow it up. The huge dam, Turkey’s second largest, is being filled further down the Tigris River, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream, namely in Iraq. Residents are being moved from the ancient town to New Hasankeyf nearby, while historic artefacts have also been transported out of the area Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The streets of Riyadh are covered with the green of the Saudi national flag, which lines the capital’s main highways...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Author: ReutersID: 1569224382518794800Mon, 2019-09-23 02:33 MANILA: Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigate allegations of systematic murders by police. The quarterly poll of 1,200 Filipinos by Social Weather Stations returned a rating of “excellent” for Duterte’s three-year campaign, with 82 percent satisfied due to a perception of less drugs and crime in the country. That compared to 12 percent dissatisfied, because they believed the drug trade was still flourishing and there were too many killings and police abuses. The survey conducted by the independent pollster in late June had 6 percent undecided. It was released two days after the leak of a presidential memo ordering departments and state-run firms to decline loans or aid from the 18 countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) — among them Spain, Britain and Australia — that backed a resolution to investigate Duterte’s crackdown. Police say they have killed more than 6,700 suspected drug dealers who all resisted arrest, and deny involvement in the mysterious murders of thousands more drug users. Police reject allegations by human rights groups that they have executed targets, falsified reports and tampered with evidence and crime scenes. Presidential spokesman, Salvador Panelo, said the poll showed that the international community had a warped understanding of what was happening. “If it’s true that there are human rights violations then the people of this country will rise against this administration,” Panelo said on Monday. “It’s not true that policemen just kill at will, they cannot do that,” he added. The 47-member Council approved a resolution in July to compile a comprehensive report on the killings, which Manila’s foreign secretary said will not be permitted in the Philippines. Panelo said domestic investigations had been undertaken already, and the UN resolution was “not only unfair, it’s an insult.” The International Criminal Court has since last year been conducting a preliminary examination to determine if there are grounds to investigate Duterte. He has responded by canceling the Philippines membership of the court. Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said domestic surveys showing support for Duterte and his campaign were exactly why an international probe was needed. “It’s ridiculous to say there is any sort of serious national investigation into these crimes. It’s laughable,” he told news channel ANC. “We have total impunity that continues to surround those who are involved in this,” he added. Main category: WorldTags: drugsPhilippinesRodrigo Duterte Philippines’ Duterte publicly names 46 officials under drug investigation‘Shoot, but don’t kill’ corrupt officials, President Duterte tells Filipinos
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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Prime minister says 'UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran' for Saudi attacks.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    If you’re a holidaymaker who’s travelled with Thomas Cook and are overseas we’d like to hear from you. We’re also interested in hearing from workersThomas Cook has ceased trading after talks failed to save the travel company, placing 9,000 British jobs at risk and triggering a huge repatriation effort to bring home 150,000 UK holidaymakers overseas.The Guardian understands that airlines including British Airways and easyJet will be involved in the repatriation – codenamed Operation Matterhorn, for holidaymakers using Thomas Cook, whose destinations range from mainland Europe to north Africa, the Middle East, the US and the Caribbean. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Egyptian press reports revealed the reason for Egyptian actress Hannah El Zahed's deteriorating health after she was admitted to hospital in Singapore during her honeymoon with her husband, actor Ahmed Fahmy...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will present at the United Nations this year an initiative for regional cooperation to ensure peace in the Strait of Hormuz...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    An Egyptian rights lawyer says prosecutors have ordered the brother of a well-known US-based Egyptian activist to remain in custody pending an investigation into alleged illegal activities that he took part in...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A director who is being sued after making a film about the sexual slavery of Korean women by the Japanese Army during WWII told RT that these attacks damage free speech and muzzle discussion about this sensitive issue. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    "UK will consider taking part in US-led military effort to bolster the Saudi's defences," said British PM.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Sign languages emerge through a natural process in deaf communities just as verbal languages do, after a language community is formed, according to a linguist...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Taliban warns voters of more attacks as presidential elections loom while government promises more security at polls.
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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Radical policies and internal splits in equal measure at Labour's annual conference.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday promoted Alison Rose to the post of chief executive, making her the first female boss of a major UK lender...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Sunday that the world football's governing body has been "assured" by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend a World Cup qualifier in Tehran next month...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Florida senators pushing looser visa rules (for Canadians), juvenile offenders getting genetic testing in Indiana, and more      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas reached a master transaction agreement to assure service continuity to Deutsche's global prime finance and electronic equities clients, the banks said on Monday.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Solskjær’s diplomacy masks United problems, De Bruyne in the ascendancy and Xhaka’s poor form gives Emery a tough choiceThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best picturesUnai Emery is yet to find the right balance for his midfield but the claim of his de facto captain, Granit Xhaka, to be part of it is looking decidedly tenuous. First things first: the Switzerland international is a good player who cares tremendously and does not deserve anything like the negative reception he received upon his substitution against Aston Villa after 72 minutes. But his replacements, Lucas Torreira and the outstanding youngster Joe Willock, helped turbo-charge Arsenal’s comeback while Mattéo Guendouzi played the second half like a man possessed. Xhaka, by contrast, looked hesitant and off the pace. He is nowhere near automatic selection territory on this season’s form and Emery, who has delayed formally announcing Arsenal’s next club captain, may have a tough decision to make. Nick Ames Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    In run-up to UN General Assembly, US's Trump says he wants peaceful resolution with Iran, despite earlier threats.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    President Hassan Rouhani on Monday departed Tehran for New York to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win Iran support against "cruel" pressure from arch-foe the United States. Speaking to reporters before boarding his flight, Rouhani said his delegation was heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from President Donald Trump's administration to issue them visas. Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing sanctions on Iran in a stated campaign of "maximum pressure".
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Dennis Turner has history of child abuse and violence
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Guterres says nations must produce concrete action on the climate a day before UNGA where Gulf crisis will also predominate.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Martino Gaudioso died after son mistook him for wild pig rustling in foliage
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Trump joins a cadre of corrupt Western leaders intent on undermining democracy to stay in power.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Author: APID: 1569222241888725300Mon, 2019-09-23 07:01 JAKARTA, Indonesia: Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia’s restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a high school teacher had insulted students, police said. The angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and homes and set fire to cars and motorbikes on several roads leading to the district chief’s office in Wamena city, said Papua police chief Rudolf Alberth Rodja. Television footage showed orange flames and black smoke billowing from burning buildings. Rodja said the protest was triggered by allegations that a high school teacher in Wamena who is not from Papua had called an indigenous Papuan student “monkey” last week. He said that a police investigation did not find any racism against the student, and that false rumors have been spreading among students in other schools and native communities. “We believe this false information was intentionally designed to create riots,” Rodja told reporters in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province. “This is a hoax and I call on people in Papua not to be provoked by untrue news.” Monday’s protest came days after Indonesian authorities managed to get the province under control after weeks of violent protests against alleged racism in the region by thousands of people in Papua and West Papua provinces. At least one Indonesian soldier and four civilians were killed in the violence. The previous protests were triggered by videos circulated on the Internet showing security forces calling Papuan university students “monkeys” and “dogs” in East Java’s Surabaya city when they stormed a dormitory where Papuan students were staying after a torn Indonesian flag was found in a sewer. Conflicts between indigenous Papuans and Indonesian security forces are common in the impoverished Papua region, a former Dutch colony in the western part of New Guinea that is ethnically and culturally distinct from much of Indonesia. Papua was incorporated into Indonesia in 1969 after a UN-sponsored ballot that was seen as a sham by many. Since then, a low-level insurgency has simmered in the mineral-rich region, which is divided into two provinces, Papua and West Papua. In recent years, some Papua students, including some who study in other provinces, have become vocal in calling for self-determination for their region. Main category: WorldTags: PapuaIndonesia Indonesia arrests dozens for Papua protests that set buildings afireThousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Since the Balad refused to join in on recommending B & W's Gantz for PM … the total is still SHORT of the 61 necessary to rule … hello?The conditions the others have set for joining maybe too much to ask … including the abandonment of the 'Nation State Law'While symbolically it's a GOOD FIRST STEP for the parties representing Arab Israelis to JOIN in government FOR THE 1ST TIME … they are continuing to represent poorly their constituents … as if the Arab/Israeli Agenda is more interested in the Palestinian Agenda rather than the needs and wishes of their own Arab/Israeli constituents … hello?Arab/Israelis NEED more housing / better policing / more funds for their own towns et al ARAB/ISRAELIS need to join in and share the load … their YOUTH should be obliged to commit to 2 YEARS of community service … the Druze / the Christians / the Bedouin participate … why are Israeli Muslims left out?TRUST must start at the source … Arab/Muslim Israelis MUST become true citizens of the State … walk the walk and talk the talk!
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    What the PA paid to terrorists and the family under the Pay for Slay program in the last four months would have settled the electricity debt if the monies had been used for that purpose. So why should the Israel Electric Corporation not take action against non-payment when the PA is using its money instead to incite and fund terrorism against Israelis?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Tea-break snack gets gourmet makeover for Christmas, with 1,500 flavour combinationsWe used to be content just nibbling milk chocolate off KitKat fingers, but soon Britons will be able to snack on a “luxury handcrafted” version – for up to £14 a bar – as the tea-break staple gets a gourmet makeover.Bespoke KitKats are expected to be one of this year’s must-have Christmas presents after its owner, the food giant Nestlé, revealed the upmarket KitKat Chocolatory range. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Victim in early 20s found outside shop in Southall in early hours of MondayA man has died after being stabbed in west London.The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was found injured outside a shop on the Broadway, Southall, at about 4am on Monday, according to Scotland Yard. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Anna Jones’s apple and pear crisp and Claudia Roden’s tagliatelle – our favourite recipes for when the nights draw inOf an occasional Sunday evening, Dad would make the most delicious mushrooms on toast. Well, actually, he didn’t make toast; rather, he would make the most delicious, perfect squares of immaculately fried bread. It seems obvious when you think about it, for however well-toasted is a slice of bread – even the most accommodating of crusty sourdough – it will, inevitably, begin to slightly sog about halfway through munching. But a nicely thick slice of fried bread will hold its own until the last mouthful. Always the thoughtful and considered cook, my dear old dad. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Police charge the 34-year-old with culpable homicide after he shot his 55-year-old father.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Video shows what appear to be Uighur or other minority prisoners led away by policeDrone footage has emerged showing police leading hundreds of blindfolded and shackled men from a train in what is believed to be a transfer of inmates in Xinjiang.The video, posted anonymously on YouTube last week, shows what appear to be Uighur or other minorities wearing blue and yellow uniforms, with cleanly shaven heads, their eyes covered, sitting in rows on the ground and later being led away by police. Prisoners in China are often transferred with handcuffs and masks covering their faces. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Video shows what appear to be Uighur or other minority prisoners led away by policeDrone footage has emerged showing police leading hundreds of blindfolded and shackled men from a train in what is believed to be a transfer of inmates in Xinjiang.The video, posted anonymously on YouTube last week, shows what appear to be Uighur or other minorities wearing blue and yellow uniforms, with cleanly shaven heads, their eyes covered, sitting in rows on the ground and later being led away by police. Prisoners in China are often transferred with handcuffs and masks covering their faces. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Hamas must have received the $30 MILLION from Iran … enough to enlargen their MILITARY by 2000 … eh?These thugs are about to be CRUSHED by the IDF/IAF … the 2000 will become 'cannon fodder' of the vile Hamas terrorists … eh?They've just issued the 'death sentences' for these 'new' recruits …
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Leah Remini blasts Church of Scientology after estranged father’s death  Fox NewsMike Pompeo Endorses Rudy Giuliani's Ukraine Antics: 'I Think the American People Deserve to Know'  The Daily BeastTrump Administration Accused of Rallying UN Member States Against Abortion Rights  The Daily BeastUS Military Apologizes for Tweet Threatening to Use Stealth Bomb on Area 51 Protesters  The Daily BeastWorld Health Organization Is Worried Tanzania Is Hiding Ebola Cases  The Daily BeastView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    While calling it an act of war … and BLAMING Iran for the attack … the man in the skirt does absolutely NOTHING ?HONOUR & SHAME … knows no limits for this 'effeminate' ponceHe's a representative of a vile culture … whose time has expired … hello?Actions speak Louder than …Show us there's 'real blood' flowing in YOUR veins … or STFUnext
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Trump praises Modi at 'historic' Texas rally - BBC News  BBC NewsTrump hosts Indian prime minister at "Howdy Modi!" rally in Texas  CBS NewsTrump praises US Coast Guards, slams Obama for not helping Ukraine  Fox NewsWhy we won't be cheering Modi and Trump in Houston  CNNLive Updates: 'Howdy Modi'  CNNView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Oh … so when the Jews were good little DHIMMIS … much like Christians under the foot of Islam … everything was 'cool' with YOU … a Muslim … eh? Yes or No? RIght or Wrong?The Jews are present in the Levant by RIGHT not sufferance … and they'll remain there ONLY by MIGHT … eh?Those that attempt to harm the Jewish People … will feel the wrath of the collective …next
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    Author: AFPID: 1569219916678670000Sun, 2019-09-22 20:48 PARIS: A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organizers said. The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the “exhibition of the century” in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see “Tutankhamun and His Times” at the Petit Palais. “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” — which has been described as a “once in a generation” show — will open in London in November. The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked “Tutmania,” with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum. More than 150 treasures from the monarch’s tomb — including 60 which have never left Egypt before — have been assembled for the show. The Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities said this was the largest number of Tutankhamun artefacts ever to have left Cairo. Almost all of the 3,400 exhibits come from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and are never likely to leave the country again. Its unparalleled collection is being transferred to the enormous new Grand Egyptian Museum near the pyramids at Giza, which is due to open next year. Mostafa Waziry, the Egyptian ministry’s secretary general, said the show — which also visits Sydney next year — will help pay for the new Giza museum. The country’s Minister of Antiquities, Khaled El-Enany, said he was “sure that the immense interest in the exhibition will encourage millions of visitors... to visit Egypt’s museums and remarkable sites.” And the Louvre, which loaned the greatest piece in its Egyptian collection, the statue of Amon — the king of the gods — protecting Tutankhamun, also hailed the show’s runaway success. “It confirms, if confirmation were needed, how passionate the French people are about Egyptian antiquity,” it said. Some 50,000 children visited the show on school trips alone, the organizers said. The show will visit other as yet undisclosed cities before the artefacts are returned to Egypt in 2024. “Please see them,” Waziry declared. “Visit them before they return to Egypt for ever.” The giant touring spectacle is also designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the boy pharaoh’s tomb by the British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. Organizers had to extend opening hours to 9:00 p.m. at the giant la Villette venue in the north of the French capital to try to cope with the numbers. The London show at the Saatchi Gallery will open on November 2 and run until May 2020. Main category: WorldTags: TutankhamunParisEgypt Egypt displays restoration of Tutankhamun gilded coffin
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thanks for getting that clearly …When dealing with a TRIBAL … CLAN … SECTARIAN cultureIt's best to deal with them on their own LEVEL … to make it CLEAR … eh?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Author: AFPID: 1569219891888668900Mon, 2019-09-23 06:18 GENEVA: Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are to introduce a second Ebola vaccine next month, the World Health Organization said Monday. The announcement came as the aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) accused the WHO of rationing the first Ebola vaccine in the DRC, where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus. “The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced plans to introduce a second experimental Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, from mid-October,” the global health body said in a statement. “One of the main problems currently is the fact that in practice the vaccine is rationed by the WHO and that too few people at risk are protected today,” MSF said in a statement. It called for “the creation of an independent international coordination committee” to “guarantee the transparency of the management of stocks and data sharing.” Around 225,000 people have received the Ebola vaccination manufactured by German pharma giant Merck since August 8, 2018, “but this number remains largely insufficient,” MSF said. “Up to 2,000-2,5000 people could be vaccinated every day, against the current 50-1,000 people,” MSF director of operations Isabelle Defourny said in the statement. “MSF’s efforts to expand access to the vaccination in collaboration with the Ministry of Health... have come up against tight control imposed by WHO on supplies of vaccines,” MSF said. “The reasons behind these restrictions remain unclear,” it said, adding that the current vaccine had “demonstrated its safety and effectiveness.” The medical charity also said that a shortage of the vaccine could not be the reason for the low numbers being vaccinated. “Merck has just announced that in addition to the 245,000 doses already delivered to the WHO, they were ready to send 190,000 more doses if necessary and that 650,000 more would be made available in the next six to 18 months,” it said. The ongoing Ebola outbreak is the second-worst one in history after more than 11,000 people were killed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia between 2014 and 2016. But efforts to contain the haemorrhagic fever have been hindered from the start by conflict in eastern DRC, as well as attacks on medical teams amid resistance within some communities to preventative measures, care facilities and safe burials. The WHO said last week that as of September 17, DRC had registered a total of 3,145 cases of Ebola since the outbreak began over a year ago, including 2,103 deaths. Main category: WorldTags: HealthEbolaWHOWorld Health Organization WHO: Tanzania not sharing information on EbolaTwo Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The Mexican Congress? Is that 2 Mexicans who are about to make love? ROTFLMAOWhat are looney tunes character YOU are … not worth the effort to respond to … LMAOIt made the news in Russia AND China … wowMexico is a 'big' country … what happened to Israeli / Mexico relations as a result?REMIND ME … hello?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Brexit is 38 days away.(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to get the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox every weekday.Today in Brexit: Labour gets ready for an election, but it’s still fighting about Britain’s EU withdrawal after all this time.What’s Happening? The Labour Party, Britain’s official opposition, wants to oversee an “irreversible shift in wealth and power to working people,” according to treasury spokesman John McDonnell. But Labour has spent so much time since the 2016 EU referendum arguing over Brexit that deep splits now risk undermining that mission, Bloomberg’s Jessica Shankleman reports from the party’s annual conference in Brighton.With the Oct. 31 exit deadline looming and a general election on the horizon, any plan that conference delegates approve today is likely to be the one it puts to the public. In 2017, Labour fought Theresa May’s snap general election with a manifesto that pledged to respect the referendum result. A 2019 election platform will need sharper language and more clarity of purpose.Grand plans to help “the people against the super-rich” — as leader Jeremy Corbyn put it on Sunday night — are being laid out at this week’s event. After a radical pledge to effectively abolish private schools, today McDonnell will announce multibillion-pound plans for guaranteed free adult social care.On Brexit, though, caution reigns supreme. Corbyn now embraces a new referendum on any eventual deal, but on Sunday batted away multiple attempts by the BBC’s Andrew Marr to get him to commit to “Remain” or “Leave.” He wants to hold a “special conference” to decide on Labour’s position.Divisions are seriously straining the party. An attempt to oust pro-Remain deputy leader Tom Watson was defused over the weekend. But shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, another vocal Remainer, warned her boss that Labour could lose 30% of its Remain vote at an upcoming election unless it unequivocally backs staying in the bloc. From the Tory side, Theresa May’s former adviser Nick Timothy declares today that Labour is “peddling a lie” and is preparing to overturn the referendum result.Labour’s ongoing Brexit rows have often animated the party faithful but rarely resonated with the wider public. The latest bout of schizophrenia could well influence the shape of Brexit, and of the next British government.Today’s Must-ReadsAhead of a crucial ruling on Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament, Bloomberg’s Franz Wild takes a look at how the U.K. Supreme Court is reshaping the way the judiciary interacts with politics. Watch out today for more news on when the court will rule. All roads lead to London, John Authers writes for Bloomberg Opinion, arguing that the city remains the place where the many problems and imbalances afflicting the financial world today will ultimately be sorted out. The Liberal Democrats may have made a strategic error by promising to cancel Brexit, Leave advocate Douglas Carswell writes in the Telegraph.Brexit in BriefDiplomat-in-Chief | Boris Johnson will start a week of intense diplomacy today as he tries to push for a Brexit deal on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Johnson plans to meet the leaders of Germany, France and Ireland, plus EU President Donald Tusk, as he bids to strike a revised deal before time runs out.Your Fault | European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s pre-recorded interview with Sky News made news on Friday before doing the same when finally broadcast on Sunday. Brexit would mean a hard border on the island of Ireland, Juncker said, before absolving the bloc of any blame. “The EU is in no way responsible for any kind of consequences entailed by Brexit,” he said. “That’s a British decision, a sovereign decision that we are respecting.”Carmakers Worried | Automakers believe that leaving the EU without a deal would have “an immediate and devastating impact” for their industry, “undermining competitiveness and causing irreversible and severe damage,” according to Mike Hawes, chief executive of the U.K.’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.Not Just Labour | The Tories also face electoral collapse if they get Brexit wrong, with their danger being failure to deliver the withdrawal they have promised, no-deal Brexit czar Michael Gove warned in the Sunday Times.Expat Concerns | British residents protested on the streets of Malaga in southern Spain on Sunday against what they see as their uncertain future after Brexit. Reports said “dozens” took part in the march, with many expressing concerns about healthcare rights. The Guardian reports this morning that the U.K. has pledged £150 million ($187 million) to cover healthcare costs for six months in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Want to keep up with Brexit?You can follow us @Brexit on Twitter and join our Facebook group, Brexit Decoded. For all the latest news, visit bloomberg.com/brexit. Got feedback? Send us an email.Know someone who’d like the Brexit Bulletin? Colleagues, friends and family can sign up here. For in-depth coverage of the EU, try the Brussels Edition.For even more: Subscribe to Bloomberg All Access for our unmatched global news coverage and two in-depth daily newsletters, The Bloomberg Open and The Bloomberg Close.To contact the author of this story: Adam Blenford in London at ablenford@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Iain Rogers at irogers11@bloomberg.net, Leila TahaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Gathering at the Vatican has triggered a political storm in Brazil as bishop denies undermining the government The Prayer of Saint Francis welcomes worshipers to Adolfo Zon’s riverside cathedral in this far-flung Amazon outpost: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”But when the 63-year-old bishop sets off from his Amazonian sanctuary this week and boards a plane for Rome, he will be travelling to the frontline of a smouldering political skirmish between a left-leaning, green-minded Argentine pope and Brazil’s far-right, climate skeptic president, Jair Bolsonaro. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Gathering at the Vatican has triggered a political storm in Brazil as bishop denies undermining the government The Prayer of Saint Francis welcomes worshipers to Adolfo Zon’s riverside cathedral in this far-flung Amazon outpost: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”But when the 63-year-old bishop sets off from his Amazonian sanctuary this week and boards a plane for Rome, he will be travelling to the frontline of a smouldering political skirmish between a left-leaning, green-minded Argentine pope and Brazil’s far-right, climate skeptic president, Jair Bolsonaro. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Even IF your illustration is TRUE … so what?one incident is ALL YOU GOT? The IAF / IDF has been lighting up the Syrian countryside … Damascus … hitting storage facilities of Hezbollah/IRGC/Shia Brigades HUNDREDS of times in the last Years … ALL without any answer … HELLO?NOW … why would that be?I'll grant YOU it must take awhile for the Syrians to get to 'know' the S-300 but come on NOW … are they so STUPID and DUMB that they can't get it YET? Well … ?Why not put Russians on the thing if it's so good and 'teach the Israelis a lesson'?I'm NOT gonna look up the incident YOU MENTIONED … there's plenty of PROOF of how the IAF/IDF have total understanding and DOMINANCE over the skies and 'EYES AND EARS' of what's going on … eh?BE AFRAID … BE VERY AFRAID The Future is About to Land
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    excellent. netanyahu was held power too corruptly and for too long.even better that Israeli citizens of Arab descent might hold a stake in the govt and help tighten up the breach that all the extremists have worked so assiduously to widen
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The prospect of the U.K. leaving without a deal in place, often referred to as a "hard Brexit," is seen as economically damaging by many.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Khanzadi may say that they're ready,but they're sure as heck not able to defend them
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    U.S. President Donald Trump, calling the gathering a "profoundly historic event," was greeted with a standing ovation by the Indian-American crowd and his speech was interrupted several times by roars of approval.
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    The endorsement is the first of its kind by an Arab political group in Israel in more than 25 years.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Antonio Guterres says climate change 'real threat' to humanity and leaders need to show more ambition on targets.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Stationery puzzles to get your brain movingToday, we’re pushing the envelope.1) A piece of paper is folded to make a shape that looks a bit like the back of an envelope, illustrated below. If the paper is unfolded again to make a flat sheet, what shape will it be? Prove it. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans. 
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    (Bloomberg) -- Senator Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s closest Congressional allies, met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an effort to mend an alliance most recently strained by Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile defense system.“We’re trying to get them back in the F-35 program,” Graham said in New York on Sunday. The U.S. has locked Turkey out of a program for advanced F-35 fighter jets to punish it for buying Russian S-400 missiles that Washington says could compromise intelligence gathered by American aircraft.Erdogan met with Graham ahead of a possible gathering with Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week. Graham praised Turkey as a “very important ally” in the Middle East and said both countries may also “talk about about a free trade agreement.”Erdogan, meanwhile, is shopping around for alternatives to the F-35 that could draw him even closer to Moscow.Putin’s Knights Joust in Istanbul Sky to Tempt Erdogan From NATOTurkey and the U.S. are also at loggerheads over how far to push American-backed Kurdish forces away from the Turkish border with Syria. Ankara views the Kurdish YPG fighters as enemies because of their links to the separatist PKK group Turkey has battled for decades. But the Kurdish force was critical to U.S. efforts to defeat Islamic State in Syria, and many in Congress opposed Turkey’s attempts to weaken them and render them more vulnerable to any Turkish attack.To contact the reporter on this story: Selcan Hacaoglu in Ankara at shacaoglu@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Onur Ant at oant@bloomberg.net, Amy Teibel, Taylan BilgicFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The vatican and the brits are behind this event. Don't think they aren't. THEY are ramping up the violence in the Middle East and you can also count on the fact the same human garbage is or will be ramping up their dope shipments to the USA. It's how that vermin gets the money for their despicable games along with the dual benefit of taking down the USA.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    US secretary of state says Beijing's campaign in Xinjiang is not about fighting 'terrorism' but 'erasing' its citizens.
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    Operating from an old factory in north-west London, John Phillips and the Paddington Printshop revolutionised the promotion of squatters’ rights and housing campaigns throughout the 1970s and 80sJohn Phillips opened the Paddington Printshop in an old taxi-meter factory off the Harrow Road in 1974, and began making event and campaign posters for everybody “from the vicar to the anarchists” – what Phillips describes as the entire “rainbow coalition” of leftwing interests. In addition to promoting such international causes such as the anti-apartheid movement, many of its posters were about local housing issues in this particular corner of west London, including squatters’ rights, housing associations, hostile developers and derelict land. Continue reading...
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    The 1969 western paired Paul Newman and Robert Redford to magical effect and remains one of the most undeniably entertaining westerns to date“The horse is dead.”It’s the middle of a tense scene in the 1969 smash Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The town sheriff is attempting to round up a posse to track down Butch and Sundance, leaders of the Hole-In-The-Wall Gang, which has been robbing banks and trains with such impunity that they’ve become an embarrassment for lawman across the frontier. Unbeknown to everyone, these celebrity outlaws are watching the scene unfold from a perch across the street, where they’re blowing their loot on liquor and whores, but the sheriff’s recruitment efforts were doomed to run aground regardless. There just isn’t much appetite for going after an elusive and dangerous pair that seem to be generous in spreading their stolen loot around. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The £30 card offers a third off fares – but now the 16-17 Saver gives you 50%In June I bought a 16-25 railcard for my daughter, in readiness for her to start travelling by train to sixth form college in September.The £30 card offered a third off her fares. However, at some point in August the rail operators introduced a new 16-17 Saver card which again costs £30 but comes with 50% off all fares. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Price gouging and other barriers to accessing insulin are symptomatic of a broken healthcare system, and demonstrate the need of systemic reforms, diabetes advocates argueJada Renee Louis of Newport News, Virginia, died on 22 June 2019 about a week after requiring emergency hospital care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious complication caused by a lack of insulin, and a foot ulcer. She was 24. A type 1 diabetic, Louis, who did not have health insurance coverage, couldn’t afford the cost of her insulin doses and pay her rent. She chose to skip doses in order to pay her rent.In 1922 Frederick Banting and Charles Best, the Canadian scientists who discovered insulin, sold their patent to the University of Toronto for $1, hoping it would be a cure for diabetes. Today a vial of insulin – which will last 28 days once opened – costs about $300 in the US. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    I’m wondering if I’m eligible for a help-to-buy Isa and stamp duty relief Q My wife and I are both about 50. When we met 20-plus years ago she had already bought a house which I moved into. We have decided now that we want to move and have started looking for property.My questions are: am I classed as a first-time buyer, having never been named on a mortgage or deeds, and would I be able to start a help-to-buy Isa to save a bit of the conveyancing fees? Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    When I started dancing in Havana, it felt as if the world was judging and laughing. Now, salsa helps me feel more confident – and less isolatedOn a recent trip back to Havana, where I lived for three years, my Spanish teacher told me she thought Cuban music had saved my life. We had been talking, as usual, about the passion that had gripped me in recent years. I had previously dismissed salsa dancing as a marker of a midlife crisis and yet here I was, doing it into the small hours, becoming that cliche. But I had given little thought to the changes that had taken place along the way. I moved to Havana at the end of 2011 for my wife’s work and I was increasingly beset by feelings of failure. A few years earlier, I had entered my 40s and thought that I had finally found my purpose through writing. With my first book behind me, I began work on a memoir of youth. But rather than release me from the grip of the past, it enmeshed me further in negativity and self-criticism. Nothing I wrote pleased me, probably because the subject was myself. Cuba’s sun, rum and palm trees were no medicine. My wife thinks I was in the grip of depression. Reluctantly I have come to accept that she is probably right. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    One of the joys of autumn, and the drawing in of the days, is that even we full-fat shlubs can live through beautiful sunrisesAs the nights draw in, temperatures drop and darkness spreads across our lives like so much bad gravy, many of us will become crepuscular. Don’t worry, it’s not contagious – and there is really very little by way of rashes or twitches to give us away. Rather, like barn owls, bats or skunks, we can often be found haring through the half-light like – well, like a hare.You see, one of the great joys of our creaking, pink-edged tumble into autumn and the misty creep of winter in the willows is that regular, full-fat, white-flour schlubs can start to live through beautiful sunrises almost every day. Suddenly you don’t need to be the sort of person who starts the day with ice baths to get that first-light rush. This week, the sun is rising at 6.45am in the south of England, soon to be 7am. By the end of October, before the clocks change, we’ll be having crunchy orange dawns at a heady 7.42am. Sure, the lack of daylight may eventually turn us into miserable husks, staring at toaster filaments in lieu of UV rays as our skin turns to clay. But for this moment, this conker-strewn, apricot-sky early autumn, those early mornings are a slice of magic. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Attempt to ‘roll back the clock’ condemned as governments are urged to oppose UN support for reproductive rightsThe US is understood to have written to UN member states urging them to join a “growing coalition” of countries rallying against abortion, in what seems to be the latest attempt by the Trump administration to rollback women’s rights.A letter, seen by the Guardian, is believed to have been sent to governments deemed sympathetic to the administration’s view on reproductive health. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Attempt to ‘roll back the clock’ condemned as governments are urged to oppose UN support for reproductive rightsThe US is understood to have written to UN member states urging them to join a “growing coalition” of countries rallying against abortion, in what seems to be the latest attempt by the Trump administration to rollback women’s rights.A letter, seen by the Guardian, is believed to have been sent to governments deemed sympathetic to the administration’s view on reproductive health. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    it seems you don't read news just 1 week before attack took place certain prince forget the name address the media and boasted tha saudi can detroy iran withing 8 hrs,Houthi claims responsible but still saudi and their jws master insist it's iran ,not long before that incidence they saudi's bombs prison killing almost 100 people in yemen and still they're talking we don't want war rubbish,we muslims know that hse of saud are total munifiquun they left islam long ago no wonder the go well with denialists,their fete is sealed they'll get roasted in deep last bottom of fury fire not only on the day of judgemant but also in grave just like Yazeed ,Abu jahal,omer bin saad plus jws masters,the list is endless
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A report published by the Fox News Website stressed that Saudi Arabia avoided blaming Iran directly for the attacks on Aramco oil facilities because of the destructive consequence of any full-blown confrontation.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Pro-Palestine figures say Kamila Shamsie affair demonstrates how dissent is stifled in Germany when criticising Israel.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Author: ReutersID: 1569216552428600400Mon, 2019-09-23 05:05 NEW YORK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cautioned against the likelihood of making a Brexit breakthrough at talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal, is due to hold talks with several European leaders in New York including Germany’s Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. He will also discuss progress on reaching a Brexit deal with European Council President Donald Tusk. “I would caution you all not to think that this is going to be the moment,” he told reporters on the plane on the way to New York. “I don’t wish to elevate excessively the belief that there will be a New York breakthrough.” Johnson said that while a “great deal” of progress had been made since he took office in July as EU leaders now acknowledged the Withdrawal Agreement reached with his predecessor needed to be changed, there were “clearly still gaps and still difficulties.” He wants to remove the so-called backstop, an insurance policy aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland by having Britain follow the bloc’s rules on trade, state aid, labor and environmental standards so no checks are necessary. Last week Britain shared technical documents with Brussels setting out its ideas for dealing with the contentious issue of the backstop, although these were not the formal legal proposals Brussels has asked for. Johnson has said he wants to secure an amended deal at an EU summit on Oct. 17-18, and said “a large number of the important players,” including Britain, Germany, France and Ireland wanted to reach an agreement. “We have seen interest in the idea of treating the island of Ireland as a single zone for sanitary and phytosanitary purposes that is also encouraging,” he said. “However, there are clearly still gaps and still difficulties.” Johnson said it was important the United Kingdom “whole and entire” was able to diverge from EU law in future. “The problem with ... the current backstop is that it would prevent the UK from diverging over a huge range of industrial standards and others,” he said. “We may want to regulate differently but clearly there is also a strong incentive to keep goods moving fluidly and we think we can do both.” Main category: WorldTags: EUEuropean UnionBoris JohnsonUK Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks downJohnson the Brexit ‘Hulk’ finally meets EU’s Juncker
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    It is now over a week since large-scale, surprising, and crisis-making attacks were launched on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities by Yemen’s Ansarullah movement. The attack brought to a halt over half of the Saudi oil production, meaning huge financial damage to the major oil supplier.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Injured Scotland flanker Hamish Watson will play no further part in the Rugby World Cup and is replaced by Magnus Bradbury.
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    Author: AFPID: 1569216844918607400Mon, 2019-09-23 05:13 SEIKA, Japan: Set in 2019, cult 80s movie “Blade Runner” envisaged a neon-stained landscape of bionic “replicants” genetically engineered to look just like humans. So far that has failed to materialize, but at a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine. Highly intelligent, self-aware and helpful around the house — the robots of the future could look and act just like humans and even become their friends, Ishiguro and his team predict. “I don’t know when a ‘Blade Runner’ future will happen, but I believe it will,” the Osaka University professor told AFP. “Every year we’re developing new technology — like deep learning, which has improved the performance of pattern recognition,” he added. “Now we’re focusing on intention and desire, and if we implement them into robots whether they become more human-like.” Robots are already widely used in Japan — from cooking noodles to helping patients with physiotherapy. Marketed as the world’s first “cyborg-type” robot, HAL (hybrid assistive limb) — developed by Tsukuba University and Japanese company Cyberdyne — is helping people in wheelchairs walk again using sensors connected to the unit’s control system. Scientists believe service robots will one day help us with household chores, from taking out the garbage to making the perfect slice of toast. Stockbrokers in Japan and around the world are already deploying AI bots to forecast stock market trends and science fiction’s rapid advance toward science fact owes much to the likes of Ishiguro. He previously created an android copy of himself — using complex moving parts, electronics, silicone skin and his own hair — that he sends on business trips in his place. But Ishiguro believes recent breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence will accelerate the synthesis of man and machine. “As a scientist, I hope to develop self-conscious robots like you see in ‘Blade Runner’ to help me understand what it is to be human,” he said. “That’s my motivation.” The point at which that line between humans and machines converges has long been a source of anxiety for some, as depicted in popular culture. In “Blade Runner,” Harrison Ford plays a police officer who tracks down and kills replicants that have escaped and are living among the population in Los Angeles. The “Terminator” series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger centers on a self-aware computer network which initiates a nuclear holocaust and, through autonomous military machines, wages war against human survivors. “I can’t understand why Hollywood wants to destroy robots,” shrugged Ishiguro, who in 2007 was named one of the top 100 living geniuses by global consultants firm Synectics. “Look at Japanese cartoons and animations — robots are always friendly. We have a totally different cultural background,” noted the professor. It’s not just Hollywood that has concerns over AI. Tesla’s Elon Musk has called for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionize warfare and create new “weapons of terror” that target innocent people. But Ishiguro insists there is no inherent danger in machines becoming self-aware or surpassing human intelligence. “We don’t need to fear AI or robots, the risk is controllable,” he said. “My basic idea is that there is no difference between humans and robots.” The ultimate goal, according to Ishiguro’s colleague Takashi Minato, is “to bring robots into society as human companions — it’s possible for robots to become our friends.” But will they look like us, as Ishiguro believes, and how comfortable will we feel surrounded by autonomous humanoids? Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori suggested in 1970 that the more robots resemble people, the creepier we find them — a phenomenon he called the “uncanny valley.” Ishiguro’s first attempt at creating an android clone was based on his daughter and its “jerky movements” reduced her to tears. He has since perfected the template, including a creation he claimed was the world’s first news-reading android and a robot priest at a Kyoto temple unveiled earlier this year. Minato shares his boss’s visionary ideas.“Hopefully remote-control technology will develop to allow our alter egos to lead regular lives,” he said. “Like in the movie ‘Surrogates’ — that would make life more convenient,” he added, referencing the sci-fi Bruce Willis hit in which people cocooned at home experience lives through robotic avatars. While he won’t put a date on a real-life “Blade Runner” future, Ishiguro claims the rise of the machines has already begun. “Already computers are more powerful than humans in some cases,” he said. “Technology is just another means of evolution. We are changing the definition of what it is to be human.” Main category: WorldTags: robotsJapan Victorious Japan kick off Asia’s first Rugby World Cup in stylePowerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Between injuries to established veterans and a youth movement elsewhere, there were some major QB changes throughout the NFL this week.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Netanyahu's grip on power slips after Arab parties endorse his rival for Israeli prime minister  Business InsiderIsraeli elections: Arab parties back Gantz to oust Netanyahu  BBC NewsIsrael’s Arab Parties Back Benny Gantz to End Netanyahu’s Grip  The New York TimesAyman Odeh: We Are Ending Netanyahu’s Grip on Israel  The New York TimesDemocrats must embrace Israel and denounce anti-Semitism in the party | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The Rams held firm until the very end to move to 3-0 while dealing Baker Mayfield and the Browns another serious setback.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Vladimir Lenin is said to have opined that the only thing certain about British elections is who is going to lose. He meant the British working class, at a time when they were effectively unrepresented in the political system.
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    Prime minister refuses six times to be drawn on ties to Jennifer Arcuri, who received thousands in taxpayers’ moneyBoris Johnson has repeatedly declined to comment on reported allegations he failed to declare close personal links to an American woman who received thousands of pounds in public business funding while he was mayor of London.The prime minister, questioned by reporters on his plane en route to the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York, refused to answer six questions about his links to Jennifer Arcuri, a US technology entrepreneur. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Prime minister refuses six times to be drawn on ties to Jennifer Arcuri, who received thousands in taxpayers’ moneyBoris Johnson has repeatedly declined to comment on reported allegations he failed to declare close personal links to an American woman who received thousands of pounds in public business funding while he was mayor of London.The prime minister, questioned by reporters on his plane en route to the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York, refused to answer six questions about his links to Jennifer Arcuri, a US technology entrepreneur. Continue reading...
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    The resident Hasbara’s on Middle East Monitor like yourself are just a source of amusement.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Monday's front pages cover Labour's split on Brexit and standby plans to repatriate stranded tourists.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer took home some of the night's major prizes.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer took home some of the night's major prizes.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thrones most awarded fictional show in Emmy history as Fleabag's Waller-Bridge scoops acting, writing, directing gongs
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards honor the best in prime time TV. See highlights from Sunday’s show at the Microsoft Theater in LA.       
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    The stench in the middle east is specifically due to historical British goon squad behavior and the stench British inventions known as fake "israel" and those fake "royals" in fake "saudi arabia".If you notice, the Brits are silent and have no concerns whatsoever about the loss of human life caused by their fakes. Of course, the Brits are vatican goons. It's layer after layer of human garbage in this picture.It has to stop. All of it.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    An attempt by contract workers to unionize has brought the city’s industrial past crashing into the 21st centuryThe first time Nabisco tried to close its Pittsburgh factory in 1982, a coalition of labor unions and politicians successfully fought back, preserving hundreds of jobs and the smell of baking cookies in the city’s East Liberty neighborhood. Sixteen years, three free-market presidents and numerous international trade deals later, Nabisco successfully shuttered the plant for good, laying off about 350 workers and leaving behind a hulking brick monument to the Pennsylvania city’s storied industrial past.Today, the old factory building has been transformed into a shiny testament to Pittsburgh’s future: the luxuriously renovated Bakery Square is home to hundreds of Google employees, assembly lines and industrial ovens replaced with cubicles, meeting rooms and an indoor bamboo garden, the only hint of the manufacturing past in a few tasteful design flourishes. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Despite a series of planned meetings with European leaders, the PM says there are ‘still difficulties’ over an agreementBoris Johnson has cautioned against speculation he could come significantly closer to a revised Brexit deal during a series of talks with European leaders at a UN summit this week, saying “a New York breakthrough” did not seem to be on the cards.The prime minister, who is scheduled to meet the European Council president, Donald Tusk, and a string of leaders of EU nations over the next two days at the UN general assembly (UNGA), insisted that his overall “cautiously optimistic” stance of securing a deal remained unchanged. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The comedian has spent more than 30 years outraging and educating straight audiences. He recalls his early fame, the infamous Norman Lamont gag – and his brief stab at heterosexualityIn a secluded room in the Guardian offices, Julian Clary is letting me have a look at his ring. Oh, do behave, readers – it’s his wedding ring: black, ceramic, studded with a diamond and, as he gleefully points out, rather S&M-looking.He wed his longtime partner, Ian Mackley, in 2016, although he is not here today to talk about that. The last time he did, telling Attitude magazine that he wasn’t sure if he liked married life, he got into heaps of trouble. “Yes, I did! So now my mind is always going: ‘Don’t say anything too harsh!’” he says, laughing. “All I can say, really, is that I’m highly amused by being married.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Media-fuelled Brexit divisions have created a culture of mutual loathing. Grassroots initiatives can help bring us together “I’ve given up watching the news,” said the man in the other room. “It’s all lies.”We were both in a hi-fi shop in Bath – me immersed in an arcane conversation about amplifiers, while he asked for help with his internet-enabled flatscreen television. He was sixtysomething, with the look of someone being endlessly annoyed by the world, or what he saw of it. These days, he said, all his information about current affairs came from online videos. What, I wondered, was he watching? Claims of faked bombings in Syria? False warnings about the dangers of vaccines? Or labyrinthine theories about the global cabal intent on stopping Brexit? Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Ideas for emoji include vine of leaves on heart and people clasping handsTo err is human, it is said, to forgive divine. And soon that noblest of human qualities will be available in emoji form, following a global effort to find the most appropriate icon.A coalition of charitable and peace-building organisations in Finland are leading the quest to crowdsource an emoji to be added to the thousands available to smartphone users. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As its 74th session looms, we examine the annual meeting where world leaders get their 15 minutes in the spotlightThe UN general assembly is the world’s parliament, where all the UN’s 193 member states are represented. Each sovereign state gets one vote so it is not exactly representative of the world’s population but then again, its votes are not binding on the membership, except in budgetary matters. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    In Lucy Guerin’s show Split, two performers – one clothed, one not – slowly trap themselves into a cornerThe first thing you notice about Lucy Guerin’s award-winning duet, Split, is that one of the dancers seems to have forgotten to put any clothes on. The two performers start moving in unison, identical except for the fact one of them is wearing a grey top and skirt, while the other is totally starkers. It seems like a provocation, but that’s not what this piece is about at all.In fact, it was more of an afterthought. Originally, Guerin had assumed that since the dancers were doing the same thing, she’d dress them in the same outfits. But when it came to designing the costumes, she realised that wasn’t right. The piece evolved in her Melbourne studio and the choreographer began to see the two dancers as representing two sides of the same person. She tried various ways of characterising them – one in a unitard, one in office clothes – then alighted on the idea of no clothes at all. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    * United Nations hosts climate summit in New York on Monday * New data shows 2014-19 warmest five-year period on recordAntónio Guterres attends a press briefing. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesThe world may have hit a hopeful “turning point” in the struggle to tackle the climate crisis despite escalating greenhouse gas emissions and the recalcitrance of major emitters Brazil and the US, according to the United Nations secretary general.On Sunday, ahead of a key UN climate summit in New York, the World Meteorological Organisation published new data showing 2014-19 to be the warmest five-year-period on record.But UN secretary general António Guterres said recent action by some countries and businesses, as well as the stunning rise of the youth climate movement, gave him hope that international goals to avoid catastrophic global heating could be met.“I see a new momentum,” Guterres said. “I believe in these last few months [there has been] a turning point. Six months ago, I must tell you, I was quite pessimistic about everything. I would see no movement, now I see a lot of movement and we need to boost that movement.”Guterres said he expects “very meaningful” climate commitments to be made by countries during the summit on Monday, which was thrown open to world leaders who had new initiatives on cutting planet-warming gases to announce.> I feel that we are still running late and we need to accelerate. The next few years are absolutely crucial> > António GutteresRepresentatives from around 60 countries will speak, including Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson, the British prime minister.The summit is designed to sharply prod countries to do more to meet the commitments of the Paris climate accords, where governments agreed to limit the average global temperature rise to 2C above the pre-industrial era. The world has already warmed by around 1C since this time.Progress has been limited. Global emissions hit a record high last year, Donald Trump has said the US, the world’s second-largest emitter, will quit the Paris deal and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has opened the way to raze vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest.Guterres said neither Brazil nor the US have “turned up” with any new commitments for the UN summit.“Clearly, we are lagging behind and that there are many resistances in many areas,” he said. “I feel that we are still running late and we need to accelerate. The next few years are absolutely crucial to reverse the present trend, that is still a negative trend.“Emissions are still growing and the situation is getting worse, clearly. I am deeply convinced that climate change is the defining issue of our time.”The daunting task of staving off disastrous climate change has been laid bare in a new analysis released by the UN that shows global emissions are not estimated to peak by 2030, the year when scientists say emissions must be slashed by nearly half from now to avoid devastating heatwaves, flooding and loss of species.This dire forecast, driven by the continued dominance of fossil fuels despite the growth of alternatives such as solar and wind power, means countries will need to at least triple their current emissions reduction commitments to meet the Paris target, the UN report states.The G20, the world’s wealthiest countries, represent 80% of emissions but are according to the UN doing “nowhere near enough” to scale up their ambition, eclipsed by developing countries that in the case of low-lying countries in Asia and the Pacific are at most peril from rising seas and drought.Guterres, who has called for net zero emissions by 2050 and the end of new coal projects from next year, said he expects countries will do more, although he admitted he was concerned by a spate of new coal mines backed by China.On the Trump administration, the secretary general said: “Of course we understand that the policy that exists today is not in line with this concern [of climate change].”The UN summit is set to provide a sobering counterpoint to Friday’s global climate strikes, where millions across 150 countries skipped work or school in order to protest inaction over the climate crisis.Guterres said pressure from young people, galvanized by the Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, will be “fundamental” in shaping the response from countries.It appears however to have made little impression on Trump, who will pointedly be at the UN on Monday to attend a gathering on religious freedom rather than the climate summit.“I don’t think other countries feel there’s much point putting pressure on President Trump because he hasn’t put off any signal in changing,” said Todd Stern, who was US special envoy for climate change during the Paris negotiations.“In the absence of the US there is some lack of energy in the overall system so it’s good that the secretary general is convening people and pushing them hard.”Some major businesses have set out new goals, with a group of 87 companies – including Nestle, Nokia and L’Oreal – on Sunday committing to net zero emissions by 2050. But the abdication of the US looms large.“The EU and China are the parties that can take this forward,” said Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute. “It looks like we will have to wait until there’s another US president.”The summit will be considered a success with a raft of new national commitments but it’s clear that even that may not be enough.“I’m looking for something that will begin to bend that curve,” said Mary Robinson, former UN high commissioner for human rights. “And until it begins to bend, we’re not there at all.”
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Woeful merger, sky-high debts and internet revolution all left the venerable firm strugglingThomas Cook collapses – live updatesWhy did Thomas Cook fail after 178 years in business? The immediate answer is that it was unable to secure a £200m lifeline from its bankers, including government-owned RBS.But in truth the tour operator’s woes go back much further – a victim of a disastrous merger in 2007, ballooning debts and the internet revolution in holiday booking. Add in Brexit uncertainty, and it was perhaps only a matter of time before the giant of the industry collapsed. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    En route to the UN general assembly in New York, prime minister raises possibility that the British military could become involvedThe UK now believes Iran was responsible for a major attack earlier this month on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, Boris Johnson has said, also raising the possibility that the British military could become involved in helping secure the Saudis against future aggression.Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York, the prime minister said there was “a very high degree of probability” that Iran was behind the drone and missile attack two major oil installation on 14 September. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    From Yemen to Syria, to Lebanon and over the long term in Iraq, it is quite clear Washington and Tehran have too many areas of contention for their relationship to turn rosy. Does that mean war?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Boris Johnson will start a week of intense diplomacy on Monday, as he tries to push for a Brexit deal on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The British prime minister will hold meetings this week with all the key players -- Germany’s Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and European Council President Donald Tusk. He will try to persuade them to renegotiate the divorce deal they agreed to with his predecessor, Theresa May, that was rejected three times by Parliament.“I would caution you all,” he told reporters on the plane to New York, trying to reduce expectations. “I don’t wish to escalate excessively the belief that there will be a New York breakthrough. We will be pushing ahead but there is still work to be done.”He’ll also try to look beyond Brexit. Johnson will seek to find a consensus on how to handle Iran, which Britain blames for the recent attack on an Aramco installation in Saudi Arabia. He’ll announce a 1 billion-pound ($1.2 billion) fund to pay for the development and testing of new technology to tackle climate change in developing countries. And, he’ll meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he attempts to advance talks on a free-trade deal.Johnson’s New York visit risks being overshadowed from home. On the plane, he refused six times to discuss a Sunday Times report that in his time as London mayor he had given privileged access to a model-turned-entrepreneur with whom he was friendly. And the U.K. Supreme Court is due to rule on whether he broke the law when he suspended Parliament for five weeks.‘Do or Die’If he can navigate those problems, the tortured negotiations over the U.K.’s departure from the European Union will dominate Johnson’s agenda. He has pledged to leave “do or die” on Halloween and without a deal if necessary -- though that would mean defying a law passed by Parliament this month requiring him to seek a delay to Jan. 31 instead.The government has said the best way out of the impasse is to negotiate a deal with the EU that British politicians can support. But Johnson won’t be able to do so unless he can show the bloc viable alternatives to the contentious backstop, a measure to keep the Irish border free of checks that Johnson has vowed to remove from any divorce deal because it keeps the U.K. tied to EU rules.“A large number of the important players really do now want a deal,” Johnson said. The prime minister said he was “cautiously optimistic” but that “there are clearly still gaps, still difficulties.”In a recorded interview broadcast on Sunday, though, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made clear the EU is not yet convinced Johnson has a solution to the Irish border. He also made clear where he thought the blame would lie for a no-deal Brexit.“The EU is in no way responsible for any kind of consequences entailed by Brexit,” he told Sky News. “That’s a British decision, a sovereign decision that we are respecting.”Three AimsThe key problem remains -- as it was for May -- how to deliver on three apparently incompatible aims: Moving from EU rules and strike independent trade deals; not to have a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland; and not to have checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K.Britain has suggested that agricultural produce and animals could be regulated on an all-Ireland basis, effectively putting a border in the Irish Sea for those products. Asked if that could be extended to manufactured goods, Johnson said it was “a very interesting question.”“What you might want to do is ensure that the U.K., whole and entire, is able in the future to diverge from EU law if it had to,” the prime minister said. “That’s the crucial thing. We may want to regulate differently. Clearly there is also a strong incentive to keep goods moving fluidly. We think we can do both.”Juncker said that a no-deal Brexit would mean a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland to protect the integrity of the EU single market.“We have to preserve the health and the safety of our citizens,” he said.Meanwhile, it’s not just Johnson’s Tories that are struggling over Brexit. Splits are re-emerging in the main opposition Labour Party, overshadowing efforts to use the party’s annual conference to build a platform to challenge the Conservatives.Angry PoliticiansLeader Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong euroskeptic, said his party is pledging to hold a second referendum on Brexit if it’s elected to government, pitting “Remain” against a “credible” deal he negotiates with the EU -- but has refused to say which side he’d campaign for.That has angered senior politicians and party members, the majority of whom want to stay in the EU. They are demanding an unambiguous commitment to campaign to remain.“If you believe in internationalism and if you believe in socialism, why on earth would you back Brexit?” Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Emily Thornberry, said in a speech on the margins of the conference in Brighton. “We must not just campaign to remain, we must lead the campaign to remain.”To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Hutton in New York at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Virginia Van Natta, Bill FariesFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A giant worldwide protest highlights the gap between Trump, nationalist leaders and millions clamoring for real climate action.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The secretary general of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah says the Al Saud regime may be in the final stages of its life, and the incumbent rulers are expediting the regime's demise through their policies.
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    Al Masirah TV says air attacks hit a mosque in Omran province, where the family sought shelter when bombing began.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    My God you’re a ghastly Hasbara. Why do you keep saying “eh” and “hello?” Do you suffer from some sort of literary Tourette’s? If there is any “talking puppet” or “rube” around here it’s you. He’s brave to talk out, the Israelis have a method of dealing with people who block them and and it’s almost always violent. Before the European practitioners of Judaism arrived in Palestine every body was fine with each other. But then the 13th tribe is known for its viciousness isnt it?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Blackface damages Trudeau at polls as he vows lower taxes, cellphone costs  Fox NewsCanada's Trudeau pushes on with campaign after severe blow from blackface photos  ReutersTrudeau Pledges to Cut Taxes for Middle Class, Lower Phone Bills  BloombergWhy Trudeau Could Lose  The Wall Street JournalTrudeau is unfit to govern  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Cryptocurrency fans will hope the futures contracts, which are federally regulated, can provide some much-needed legitimacy to bitcoin.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    It may be the biggest night in television, but everyone's fashion didn't shine at the Emmys Sunday. Here are the stars who missed the mark.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    You have not changed since 1543 when Martin Luther wrote “Jews and their lies “.1. It were Jews who had launched economic war against Germany in 1933 as well as physical war by unleashing terrorism by killing Gustoloff Willhelm and Earnest Vom Rath.2. By the way this “internationally recognised President’s term of Presidency had already expired on 21 Jan 2014. This old man has already passed his shelf expiry date. CIA and Mossad should look for someone slightly younger who has been groomed like Osama Ben Laden or Abu bakar baghdadi to run/ruin Yemen
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The whistleblower complaint over US President Donald Trump’s call with a foreign leader “must be addressed immediately,” says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    European shares were lower Monday morning, as investors reacted to the collapse of one of the world's most well-known tour operators.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has postponed a vote that could have criminalized consensual extramarital sex after outcry from human rights groups worldwide.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Indonesia's president postpones vote to criminalize sex outside marriage  CNNIndonesia Delays 'Disastrous' Legislation That Would Ban Extramarital Sex Amid Harsh Criticism  PEOPLE.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The United States is keeping up with its hollow threats against Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Erdogan is a good man: He abolished the death sentence in Turkey. He limited the political influence of the military and he strengthened the civil society to that point that it even stood up successfully against a military coup in 2016. He gave the Kurds more rights than any government before and the first church ever build in Turkey will be under his presidency. He is fighting the interest rates that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. He is the most popular politician in Turkey and he changed Turkey as much as only Atatürk did before.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Security in the Middle East expected to dominate agenda as Trump and Rouhani address annual gathering of world leaders.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    There were more scenes of violence and destruction across Hong Kong over the weekend as protesters targeted subway stations and shopping malls in an apparent escalation as the city enters its sixteenth consecutive week of unrest.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    India's PM and the US president took the stage at a rare mass rally for a foreign leader in Houston.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    France says its main aim at the UN General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the US, rather than arranging a meeting between the two countries' presidents.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the murder trial of a white police officer accused of shooting her black neighbor in his Dallas apartment. Amber Guyger, 31, is expected in a city courthouse Monday morning, where she will stand trial for the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean last year. The case has attracted intense national scrutiny for its strange circumstances and as one in a chain of shootings of black men by white police officers.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The use of Europe’s “right to be forgotten” privacy law has broadened, illustrated by two Italian brothers, a stabbing and the journalist who wrote about them.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Most Americans say they're behind in their retirement savings, but they're willing to take these steps to catch up, a survey shows.      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    French drug watchdog along with pharmaceutical firm Servier on trial over Mediator drug scandalA landmark trial over one of France’s biggest healthcare scandals will begin on Monday after a weight-loss pill was believed to have killed up to 2,000 people and left many more injured for life.The trial for manslaughter and deceit will attempt to lift the lid on France’s massive pharmaceuticals industry. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Raoul Wallenberg is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Jews but his descendants do not know how, when or why he diedSeventy-five years after the amateur Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg embarked on his desperate mission to rescue Budapest’s Jews, his descendants still do not know how, when or why he died.This week, they are travelling to Stockholm to demand the government finally does a bit more to help them find out. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    'We think it very likely indeed that Iran was responsible,' says PM on way to New York, standing by US president's threat of action 'to defend Saudi'
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren joined striking United Auto Workers members on a picket line on Sunday as they compete for the support of a critical voting bloc in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.Warren was mobbed as soon as she arrived at General Motors Co.’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, where the strike is entering a second week. Cheers and chants broke out when she joined the picket line while holding a “UAW on strike” sign.She condemned the automaker for making “billions of dollars in profits” even as it closes U.S. plants. “GM is demonstrating that it has no loyalty to the workers of America or to the people of America; their only loyalty is to their own bottom line,” Warren said. “If they can save a nickel by moving a job to Mexico or to Asia or to anywhere else on the planet, they will do it.”A strong turnout by organized labor will be key for Democrats as they seek to defeat President Donald Trump in crucial swing states in the rust belt such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. These states were supposed to ensure Hillary Clinton’s victory in 2016 but all went for Trump, at least in part thanks to support from some union members, who had traditionally been solidly aligned with the Democrats.‘War’ On LaborBiden joined a group in front of a GM facility in Kansas City, Kansas. Wearing a red UAW shirt, he stood on the back of a pickup truck and addressed hundreds of striking workers.“There’s been a war on labor’s house for a long, long time,” Biden said. “Corporations bought back over a trillion dollars in their own stock.”The former vice president, who has a long history of support from labor unions during his political career, received a warm welcome from the workers, many of whom stayed to pose for pictures and get autographs after he finished speaking.“This is simply wrong and I know it’s easy for me to stand up here and say ‘keep at it,’ because I’m not making the sacrifice you’re making,” he said. “I’m not in a position where I am out here and I am losing wages and I only have about 250 bucks to get me by. I’m not in that position. But I tell you, the American people, we owe you. We owe you for this effort.”Salary DemandsAbout 46,000 GM workers walked off the job Sept. 15 after their contact expired. The strikers are asking for concessions from the carmaker including higher salaries, more jobs and a narrower pay gap between new hires and longtime employees.The strike is the first against GM in 12 years and could cost the carmaker about $50 million a day in earnings before interest and taxes, according to an estimate by Credit Suisse. S&P Global Ratings last week said GM could lose production of 45,000 vehicles and burn through $1 billion of cash in the first week. The automaker may be able to make up some of that output later.Both candidates scheduled trips to the carmaker’s plants nationwide after striking workers criticized Democratic hopefuls for being absent from the picket lines.“This is the time that we find out who people are,” Warren told UAW workers. “We find out who stands with workers,” she added, after hugging and taking pictures with people on the ground.‘She Cares’“She’s here, that’s all that matters and we got her back,” said Joe Ryan, 59, who has been working at the Detroit-Hamtramck plan for 40 years. “That somebody of that caliber would be interested in coming not only to support us but walk in the picket line, that shows us that she cares about working-class people.”Warren has brought union power to the forefront of her presidential campaign, vowing to bring in a union leader as labor secretary and promising that a union representative would be present at trade negotiations. Prior to joining the picket line, she privately met with UAW members.Before Sunday, only two major Democratic candidates -- Tim Ryan and Amy Klobuchar -- had joined the GM picketers. Senator Bernie Sanders will visit Detroit on Wednesday.Ryan, a congressman whose Ohio district was battered by job losses when GM idled its Lordstown plant, has been tweeting from union halls and factories across Ohio and Michigan since Monday. Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, took coffee and doughnuts to striking workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on Thursday.Negotiations between GM and the UAW are continuing into the second week. GM has offered $7 billion of investment in eight U.S. plants and more than 5,400 additional jobs, most of which would be new hires. But the union said GM’s proposal fell short in key areas including health care, use of temporary workers and the length of time it takes for shorter-tenured members to get to top-scale pay.\--With assistance from David Welch.To contact the reporters on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Detroit at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.net;Tyler Pager in Kansas City at tpager1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, ;Craig Trudell at ctrudell1@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s novice leader may have thought Vladimir Putin would pose his biggest diplomatic challenge. Five months after being elected, it’s Donald Trump who’s giving him a crash course in the perils of international politics.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is being pulled into the storm surrounding the 2020 U.S. election over a July phone call during which media allege Trump repeatedly asked him to investigate the son of the Democratic hopeful Joe Biden.It’s an awkward predicament: the U.S. has been a major donor since Ukrainians booted out their Kremlin backed leader back in 2014, providing financial aid and military assistance. And the timing is far from ideal, with Zelenskiy traveling this week to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he’s scheduled to meet Trump.Ukraine, already the source of the worst tensions between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War, is becoming a focus of next year’s re-election bid by Trump, who’s trailing in polls. He appeared to acknowledge Sunday that he’d discussed Biden with Zelenskiy, though said he was just concerned about corruption.Zelenskiy, who scored a shock election victory in April, must tread carefully.“Ukraine needs to hold neutral ground, and that requires flexibility and resourcefulness,” Volodymyr Fesenko, head of the Penta Political Analysis Center in Kyiv, said by phone. “He can’t quarrel with Trump, but at the same time it’s not in his or Ukraine’s best interest to become part of the internal political scuffles in the U.S.”Whistle-Blower EmergesThe controversy concerns Hunter Biden’s role on the board of one of Ukraine’s biggest gas companies, which featured in a corruption investigation. Trump’s allies say a push by President Barack Obama’s administration to remove then General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin in 2016 was aimed at closing down any probe.In May, Ukraine’s chief prosecutor said he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden or his son. Vitaliy Kasko, a prosecutor who pursued a case against the gas company’s owner, told Bloomberg in May that there was no U.S. pressure to close the case. Many world leaders and the European Union were demanding Shokin’s dismissal. Shokin denied accusations of wrongdoing.A whistle-blower from the U.S. intelligence community, who hasn’t been publicly identified, raised concerns about Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader, subsequently believed to be Zelenskiy during the July call.New ‘Lawlessness’Zelenskiy had been off to a flying start at home. His market-friendly policies helped turn the hryvnia into this year’s best-performing currency. He sealed a prisoner swap with Putin and has top diplomats talking about the improved chance of peace between the longtime foes. He’s riding high in polls.But the past week has seen Zelenskiy’s job become trickier. First, ties with a billionaire whose TV channel use to air Zelenskiy’s shows have come under the microscope once again. Then, a champion reformer under the previous administration said her house had been burned down in an arson attack in Kyiv.The scandal over Trump could be his biggest challenge yet because of the extreme partisan nature of U.S. politics.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Sunday of “a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation.”\--With assistance from Daryna Krasnolutska.To contact the reporters on this story: Aliaksandr Kudrytski in Minsk, Belarus at akudrytski@bloomberg.net;Andrew Langley in London at alangley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Andrea Dudik at adudik@bloomberg.net, Michael WinfreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Dozens of Palestinian prisoners behind bars in Israeli jails are continuing their open-ended hunger strike for the 13th consecutive day to protest the presence of cancer-causing mobile phone jammers in prisons.
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    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has set up a dedicated helpline in an effort to mitigate travel chaos and panic among the customers of travel giant Thomas Cook, whose bankruptcy affected an estimated 600,000 people. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has set up a dedicated helpline in an effort to mitigate travel chaos and panic among the customers of travel giant Thomas Cook, whose bankruptcy affected an estimated 600,000 people. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    "Game of Thrones" resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday's Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which the comedy series "Fleabag" led a British invasion that overturned expectations.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    An Iranian maritime official says the Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker detained by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in July in the Persian Gulf for violating international maritime law, will be released soon.
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    Despite mixed fan and critic reactions to the final season of "Game of Thrones," the eight-season epic took home the top prize in the drama category at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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    Rubbish. I don't need a link, I just need a reference. Links on this site are a potential virus. I await your reply.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims his country doesn’t want war with Iran and seeks to initiate a diplomatic solution to resolve tensions between the two sides, a claim that comes only days after Washington introduced new sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    If greenhouse gas emissions do not start falling soon there will be 'hell to pay', researchers warn.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    There are alternative financial centers and investors can turn to Singapore, Tokyo or Shanghai if Hong Kong doesn't "shape up," says the founder and chairman of Citic Capital.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    President Donald Trump will join leaders from around the world as they converge in New York City this week for the United Nations General Assembly, an annual high-profile diplomatic gathering. "I think for President Trump at the U.N., the hope is the third time is the charm," said Jon Alterman, the director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The first time President Trump went up to the U.N. in 2017, other leaders were so uncertain of what he would want to do that a lot of them stayed away," Alterman said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    10s of 1000 's of people out, it will go until SISI is out, SISI is a Tyrant a crook worse kind of dictarot, GO EGYPT
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Of all the cases of economic espionage charged by the DOJ's National Security Division since 2012, more than 80% of them implicated China.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen is expected to pass near them Tuesday.      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    During WW2, Jews thought that they had “free hand”. They started killing German civilians such as Gustloff Wilhelm, Earnest Vom Rath etc.Fuhrer had no option but to restrain those terrorists “free hand”!Holohoax was nothing but a price tag attack to deter terrorists.Holohoax is a fake news
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Boris Johnson boards his plane at Heathrow Airport as he heads off for the annual UN General Assembly in New York
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    On the same street corner in Seoul where 10,000 South Korean women rallied last October to demand an end to spy cameras and sexual violence, the leader of a new activist group addressed a small group of angry young men.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    South Korea's young men are fighting against feminism  CNNSeoul (CNN) On the same street corner in Seoul where 10,000 South Korean women rallied last October to demand an end to spy cameras and sexual violence, ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Draft report prepared by Indonesian investigators also identified string of pilot errors and maintenance mistakes.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Hollywood A-listers brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet for Sunday’s Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in LA.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As Trump Confirms He Discussed Biden With Ukraine, Pressure to Impeach Builds  The New York TimesTrump says he discussed Biden with Ukrainian president and Democrats threaten 'new stage of investigation'  CNNUkraine official says any investigation would be transparent: report  ReutersUnblock whistleblower's complaint on President Donald Trump's call to Ukraine over Biden  USA TODAYTrump, Unrestrained  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    In the weeks leading up to the war in Iraq, Katharine Gun exposed a US plot to spy on the UN in leaks published in the Observer. She joins former Observer journalist Martin Bright to tell their story ahead of a forthcoming Hollywood adaptation. Plus the BBC’s Carrie Gracie on how she fought for equal payIn the weeks before the invasion, Tony Blair and George W Bush continued to make the case for war in Iraq despite the lack of evidence that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. In Cheltenham, a young Mandarin-language specialist at the UK spy agency GCHQ, Katharine Gun, was at her desk when she received an email detailing a secret plan by the US government to spy on the United Nations to try to secure a resolution from the security council to authorise an attack. In an attempt to prevent a war she believed to be deeply wrong, she leaked the memo and it landed on the desk of the then Observer journalist Martin Bright, who broke the sensational story. The leak was picked up around the world but a mishap by a young Observer newsdesk assistant, Nicole Mowbray, almost killed the story. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure rescue funding, and travel bookings for its more than 600,000 global vacationers were cancelled early Monday.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Devine: Donald and Melania Trump have a genuine love  New York Post Melania Trump savaged by critics over ‘Say Nothing’ Australia state dinner dress  Express.co.ukTrump visits Ohio factory with Australia's prime minister, touts economy  Fox NewsMorrison visits an Australian box factory in Ohio – and the Trump crowd goes wild  The GuardianMelania Trump fury: FLOTUS sends Twitter into meltdown after posting surprise US update  Express.co.ukView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Once a bus wreck peppered with bullet holes, the pristine white water tanker parked in front of a Yemen university now delivers water to students in the war-torn and cholera-hit south. Sitting among still battle-scarred buses, the tanker was repurposed by student welfare officer Nashwan el-Rebasi, who has made a mini fleet of water transporters for the university at the foot of the Taez mountains. "The idea was born out of the water shortages in the region and the total lack of a reservoir at the university," said the 35-year-old.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, killing at least two people, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds from flooded cars, the airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Actress Laverne Cox on Sunday used her time on the 2019 Emmys red carpet to discuss an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide whether federal employment law that bans discrimination based on sex does the same based on transgender status.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The UK's Civil Aviation Authority said Thomas Cook had now ceased trading and the regulator would work with the government to bring the more than 150,000 British customers home over the next two weeks.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    When it comes to palestinian terrorists in Gaza & WB Gantz is more mother Teresa than Bibi PBUH
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    One of the world’s oldest travel firms, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation effective immediately. With all flights and tours cancelled, the collapse will affect hundreds of thousands travelers around the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    ok, let me read it slowly. palestinian terrorists illegally try to stop legal construction because they don't like Jews to live in he land of Israel. 6 rioters are injured and that is the whole story? this is not something we go to discuss with the Rabbi
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    oy vay, no nazi dancing without palestinian terrorists dabka
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Exactly. I think it's FINALLY dawning on the Arabs that all their shooting themselves in the foot wasn't very clever. First Trump, now Gantz... And real leaders in politics have influence regardless of whether they are or are not elected. Bibi will just use all his years of experience and security expertise to aid Gantz in doing what should've been done ages ago, being to obliterate Hamas.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The travel operator, which has collapsed after 178 years, began with a train trip from Leicester.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Employing 21,000, it currently has 600,000 people abroad, forcing governments and insurance companies to coordinate a huge rescue operation. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to get stranded British travelers home, increasing pressure on the government just as it tries to negotiate an incredibly complicated withdrawal from the European Union. "It is a very difficult situation and obviously our thoughts are very much with the customers of Thomas Cook," Johnson told reporters on a plane as he headed to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The United States said Sunday it will make its case against Iran at the United Nations this week, insisting it wants to give diplomacy "every opportunity to succeed" in the wake of a devastating attack on a vital Saudi oil complex.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The United States said Sunday it will make its case against Iran at the United Nations this week, insisting it wants to give diplomacy "every opportunity to succeed" in the wake of a devastating attack on a vital Saudi oil complex.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Greek police arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man in Mykonos on Thursday in connection with the hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 847 in 1985 in which a US Navy officer was killed, Greek police told CNN.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Bernie Sanders is 97.7% Ashkenazi Jewish,What is "Ashkenazi Jewish"?Is there African-Jewish, Arab-Jewish, Chinese-Jewish DNA?https://youtu.BE/nhU45VFd3Sk
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thomas Cook has ceased trading, leaving an estimated 150,000 Britons abroad awaiting repatriation
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily BeastForeign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday that Iran would not resume talks with President Donald Trump and his administration until a French plan to extend $15 billion of credit to Tehran goes into full effect.“The credit we are talking about is not a charity. We are a wealthy nation,” Zarif told a group of reporters in New York Sunday. “The credit is in lieu of the oil [the French] were supposed to buy.” Zarif said Iran is requesting the the $15 billion credit be extended until December at which point in time it would request $3 billion per month. “That was one way for the French—not just the French but the European Union—in order for them to come back into compliance with the JCPOA,” Zarif said, referring the Iran nuclear deal. He said the U.S. would eventually “lose its leverage” if it continued to block Tehran from selling its oil.“They are the ones who are dependent on the global market,” Zarif said.Iran has been in conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron for weeks about the possibility of accessing billions of dollars from either the French central bank or the European Central Bank to compensate for the money Iran lost in oil sales due to American sanctions. Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources SayZarif, who is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, said the $15 billion deal was just one of several of the Iranian government’s demands for the European Union and the U.S. It also wants to be able to sell its oil and access the revenues made from oil sales. Zarif said the Trump administration’s sanctions campaign was “starving” the Iranian people and equated it to “economic terrorism”, saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should “be prepared to face the consequences in the International Criminal Court.”On CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday Pompeo said: “I don’t know why anyone listens to the Iranian foreign minister. It’s beneath the dignity of anyone to listen to him.”Since the early days of 2017, the Trump administration, with the help of hawkish Washington think tanks and politicos, has rolled out what it calls a “maximum pressure campaign.” The policy relies almost entirely on the implementation of targeted economic sanctions on Iran’s most important leaders, sectors and industries. The plan was in part crafted by former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Following Bolton’s departure, it was unclear exactly how President Trump would move forward with Iran. He has long tried to avoid military confrontation with Iran but members of his administration, notably Pompeo and Brian Hook, the special representative for Iran, have quietly lauded Bolton’s maximum pressure campaign and aggressive attitude toward Tehran.On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it had placed the Iranian central bank under the strictest of sanctions, making it almost impossible for France or any other country to extend it a line of credit. Trump called them the sanctions package the “highest sanctions ever”. Zarif blamed Mark Dubowitz, the CEO of Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a right-leaning think tank in Washington that has been instrumental in the shaping of the Trump administration’s Iran policy.“Mark Dubowitz wanted to make sure that neither this president or his successor will not be able to normalize relations with Iran,” Zarif said. “I think President Trump knowingly or unknowingly closed the door to negotiations on Friday.” In August, Iran blacklisted FDD, accusing it of “economic terrorism”.Now, Zarif said, Iran is only going to agree to talks with the U.S. and the European Union if the cash starts flowing.“When we went and discussed all of that and [France] thought—and we respect their decision but that does not relieve them of [their] legal obligations—that [they] needed to get some green light from the U.S.,” Zarif said. “That’s a contradiction because if the U.S. is interested in maximum pressure, then they wouldn’t give them a green light and that’s what we warned them about.”The Daily Beast has previously reported that President Trump was considering the possibility of giving that green light to the French. But following the latest attacks on the Saudi oil facilities—described by Trump officials as “an act of war” on the part of Iran—Trump seems to have completely written off any idea of approving a deal that would benefit Tehran. Zarif flatly denied any accusations that Iran was involved in those attacks, pointing the finger instead at “the Yemenis.” Saudi Arabia is currently investigating the exact origin of the drones and missiles that were used in the attack. “I think [Trump] is determined not to get involved in our country militarily,” Zarif said. “But there are others who are determined to drag him into a military conflict with Iran.”Zarif said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would introduce a plan, titled “Coalition for Hope,” at the United Nations this week. Although he did not provide reporters with the exact details, he said the coalition would include Iraq and other Persian Gulf countries should they choose to join and would focus on freedom of navigation and energy security. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Cars are generally banned on the island, and that ban is integral to its charm.       
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    Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on "climate emergency" aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history.
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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the cast and crew of Chernobyl
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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the cast and crew of Chernobyl
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Tensions between South Korea and Japan may ultimately disrupt the high-end tech sectors, says Heenam Choi, CEO at South Korea's sovereign wealth fund.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    You know Jonathan Van Ness as the sassiest, silliest groomer from "Queer Eye." Now you're going to appreciate and understand his gutsy glam even more.      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Dams, low rainfall and changing climate blamed for decline in river's fortunes amid worries about crucial food supply.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two armored personnel carriers dramatically crashed to their doom during the Russian Airborne Forces training conducted as part of the international Center-2019 maneuvers involving 128,000 troops from Russia, China, and India. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two armored personnel carriers dramatically crashed to their doom during the Russian Airborne Forces training conducted as part of the international Center-2019 maneuvers involving 128,000 troops from Russia, China, and India. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Undated handout photo issued by Staffordshire Police of Keeley Bunker
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance. Growing fear of military action, especially in response to recent attacks on Saudi oil installations that are key to world energy supplies, hangs over this year's General Assembly gathering. All eyes will be watching presidents Donald Trump of the United States and Hassan Rouhani of Iran, whose countries are at the forefront of escalating tensions, to see if they can reduce fears of a confrontation that could impact the Mideast and far beyond.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
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    Tackling climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism.
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    United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise An assessment backed by the world’s major climate science bodies has found commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions must be at least tripled and increased by up to fivefold if the world is to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.The report, launched as leaders gather at a UN climate action summit in New York on Monday, says current plans would lead to a rise in average global temperatures of between 2.9C and 3.4C by 2100, a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Iran has often commanded center stage at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, turning the organization's headquarters into an arena for arguments over the Persian Gulf's daily complexities and hostilities. As Tehran's leadership prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, there are fears that a wider conflict, dragging in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States, could erupt after a summer of heightened volatility in the region. After the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal — and Washington hit Tehran with escalating sanctions —Iran has begun to break some of the limits that were set in return for sanctions relief.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The glitz, the glamour and the glitter ahead of this year's ceremony.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    One man hopes the fortunes of the dilapidated seaside village featured in a US political poster can still be turned around.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    On Sunday, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best comedies, dramas, limited and variety series from the last year.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Lottie could not afford rent and food after the Student Loans Company took back her overpayment.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two friends have documented their journey into a forgotten underground depot used during World War Two.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Shares in Asia were mostly lower on Monday as investors watched for developments on the U.S.-China trade front
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The abused mother tells how she is adjusting to life after being released from prison.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    "Whilst there is a big dispute at the moment, I think there's also potential for resolution," UBS chairman Axel Weber says of the trade negotiations.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    How the UK's leading tennis star is helping Tom and Phil Beahon grow their sportswear brand.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Uganda - with more than a million refugees - is renowned for the way it sees those fleeing violence.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Abortion rates fall to their lowest level since the procedure was legalised. Here are five theories.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Arguing that Donald Trump isn't a member of the intelligence community is painfully reminiscent of the legal gymnastics Robert Mueller used: Our view       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    From "you're all on monkey dust" to "Brexit capital", young people are tired of Stoke-on-Trent's labels.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Women are joining forces in the Portland Street area of Hanley to make it a better place to live.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The culture war that left Israel’s election in a dead heat is reflected in the fight over Beitar Jerusalem’s future.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Several families allege that children are being illegally detained in Indian-administered Kashmir.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Danny Murphy says Manchester United need to play with more freedom as a 2-0 defeat at West Ham leaves them with just eight points from their opening six league matches.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Locals in haze-hit Kalimantan, Indonesia, are seeking oxygen treatment in emergency shelters.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Washington and Riyadh were quick to blame Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Despite the lack of proof and history of lies told by the accusers, the US media eagerly took their claims at face value, Lee Camp says. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Washington and Riyadh were quick to blame Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Despite the lack of proof and history of lies told by the accusers, the US media eagerly took their claims at face value, Lee Camp says. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    How the BBC helped to find thousands of children who got lost during the Rwandan genocide.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Millions are in unaffordable or unsuitable homes, research for the National Housing Federation says.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Gavin Extence's fourth book The End of Time follows two Syrian teenagers on their journey to the UK.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Research shows people in need outnumber those on social waiting lists by two to oneMore than 8 million people, equivalent to the population of London, are living in unsuitable housing in England, according to analysis suggesting the scale of the housing crisis could be far worse than officially estimated.Research by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh suggests the lives of one in eight people in England are now negatively affected by years of fast-rising prices and missed house-building targets. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Students warned of physical and mental dangers three years after death of Edward FarmerStudents starting university are this week being warned of the dangers of initiation ceremonies, almost three years after an undergraduate was killed as a result of the “toxic effects” of such events.Ed Farmer died after excessive drinking at an initiation event run by Newcastle University’s agricultural society in 2016. Karen Dilks, the coroner at the inquest into his death, called on universities to issue more forceful warnings about the dangers of alcohol for first-year students. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Campaigners say incidents are still underreported and more must be done to stop attackersSexual assaults reported on the tube have soared by 42% in the last four years, new figures show.Attacks recorded on the London Underground leapt from 844 in 2015-16 to 1,206 in 2018-19, according to analysis by the PA news agency. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Government pledges £150m for those not covered by reciprocal arrangements if UK crashes outThe government has pledged £150m to temporarily cover the healthcare costs of 180,000 British nationals living in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said workers posted to the bloc, plus pensioners and students, who can currently have their healthcare funded by the UK under existing reciprocal arrangements, would continue to be covered for six months after a crash out. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    At a time of seemingly wider LGBT acceptance, is society actually accepting of the "B"?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    London attracted 114 deals worth $2.1 billion in the first eight months of the year, according to new research.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847  CBS NewsSuspected TWA highjacker's arrest opens old wounds for dad of sailor killed  New York Post Greek police arrest 1985 TWA aircraft hijacking suspect  CNNPlane crash: Suspect arrested in Greece for 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847  CBS NewsSuspect arrested over deadly 1985 TWA hijacking  New York Post View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The Israel Defense Forces tweeted out a video recreating the title sequence of Friends on the sitcom’s 25th anniversary. Judging from social media reactions, even the IDF’s friends thought it was in bad taste. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Indonesia finds design flaw, oversight lapses in 737 MAX crash: WSJ  Reuters(Reuters) - Indonesian investigators have found that design and oversight lapses played a key role in the October 2018 crash of Boeing Co's (BA.N) 737 MAX jet ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Carmakers fear disorderly exit would cripple the just-in-time supply chain, investment and lead to tariff barriersThe European car industry has warned of catastrophic effects of a no-deal Brexit, saying it would have a “seismic” impact on making cars in Europe.In a rare joint statement, chiefs from 23 automotive business associations across Europe joined forces to caution against a brutal exit from the bloc by Britain, where auto giants BMW, Peugeot PSA and Japan’s Nissan have factories. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Three teenagers arrested on Sunday after incident in skate park left a 15-year-old deadPolice investigating the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Slough have arrested three teenagers on suspicion of murder.The boy was stabbed in a skate park in Salt Hill Park in the Berkshire town at about 6.30pm on Saturday. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    For the second time since 2016, Kiev could shape the course of U.S. political fortunes.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    'It is like the dying of a good friend,' says scientist
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Iran president tells western nations to "stay away" from Perian Gulf  CBS Evening NewsUS officials say their pressure on Iran is working — and that’s why tensions are getting worse  Vox.comPompeo says Trump will take appropriate action against Iran  Fox NewsFull transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 22, 2019  CBS News'We're working toward' avoiding war with Iran: Pompeo  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    ‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump hails Indian PM at ‘historic’ Texas rally  BBC News"Am I Invited?": Trump To PM On Watching First NBA Game In India  NDTVThe American Subcontinent  The Wall Street JournalDon’t Mess With Modi in Texas  The New York TimesTrump and Modi are the mainstream faces of the global far-right  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
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    Including a special Burj Khalifa display, Dubai fountain show, concerts and fireworks.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    In fact, the one thing that even his biggest critics can't fault him for is Modi's diaspora diplomacy.
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A bus driver in Washington has been arrested after a child called 911 to report that she was driving under the influence.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Hundreds gather in Switzerland to hold funeral for disappearing glacier lost to global warming | TheHill  The HillPizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming  BBC NewsHundreds Attend Funeral For Pizol, A Disappearing Glacier  NPRHundreds mourn 'dead' glacier at funeral in Switzerland  CNNClimate activists hold event to mark vanishing Swiss glacier  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Tens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in the Slovak capital Bratislava on Sunday against a law allowing terminations until the 12th week of pregnancy, which has been in force in the heavily Catholic country since communist times. The "National March for Life" attracted 50,000 people, according to the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Slovakia which organised the event. "We want freedom for unborn children so that they can live freely their human life," one of the lay march leaders, Marek Michalcik, told the crowd.
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    The eight-year-old Brazilian girl was with her mother in a van when she was hit in the back.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Sound familiar? Trump faces allegations of seeking foreign interference in the presidential campaign, and responds with a fierce counterattack.       
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Mysterious underground facilities discovered near North Korea nuclear complex  Washington ExaminerWhile the future of talks between the United States and North Korea remains uncertain, satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear complex has revealed the ...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Neymar scored a fine late winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 1-0 on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
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    Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg reinforces his recession forecast following the Federal Reserve's September meeting.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A ship carrying 182 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea said Sunday that Italy has granted permission for its passengers to disembark in Sicily. Italy's decision to take in the Ocean Viking comes ahead of a meeting in Malta on Monday that will be attended by French, German and Italian authorities. The officials will attempt to make a temporary deal to manage the standoffs that have in the past year kept migrants rescued by NGO ships stuck at sea for days and even weeks.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A woman who was severely burned in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently found tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Whistleblower scandal swirls over WashingtonQ&A: What is the Trump-Ukraine scandal about?Donald Trump, his aides and allies went on the offensive on Sunday, over what the president claims is un-investigated corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. Related: Ukraine furore confirms Giuliani as Trump's most off-kilter advocate Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    'Pilot tests' will reportedly be issued to Chinese journalists next month on an app to test their loyalty to President Xi Jinping to get press passes.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Officers seriously injured protesters while making arrests in Hong Kong on the night of Aug. 11. Now, the men they targeted are telling their stories, and their accounts raise serious questions about the police’s actions.
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    Pedestrians use umbrellas to shield from the rain Westminster, London as Storm Gareth sweeps across the country.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Ted Cruz insists Tehran’s dream is to nuke American cities and that the Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the attack on Saudi oil facilities. The argument was mocked for making no sense, but the hawkish senator doubled down. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Ted Cruz insists Tehran’s dream is to nuke American cities and that the Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the attack on Saudi oil facilities. The argument was mocked for making no sense, but the hawkish senator doubled down. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world's attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. As if to underscore the seriousness of the problem, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization released a science report Sunday showing that in the last several years, warming, sea level rise and carbon pollution have all accelerated. Brazil's, Poland's and Saudi Arabia's proposals for dealing with climate change fell short, so they're not on Monday's summit schedule.
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    The Enterprise, or “Big E,” was commissioned on November 25, 1961. The ship’s subsequent twenty-five deployments read like a history of the Cold War and modern U.S. foreign policy. She made some serious history.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The "Bat-Signal" has been beamed on buildings across the world to mark the anniversary.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Israel's national electricity company said Sunday it was cutting power to parts of the occupied West Bank due to outstanding payments amounting to nearly $483 million. The Israel Electric Corporation said it was owed 1.7 billion shekels in debts from the main Palestinian power distributor for the West Bank, which is based in east Jerusalem. From Monday, the company "will reduce the current in some areas of the West Bank" because of the debts, it said in a statement.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    César Azpilicueta was denied an equaliser for Chelsea as an imperfect system continues to prevail at important momentsWhat a night to talk about the brilliance of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s opening goal at Stamford Bridge, to dwell for half a page solely on the parabola of the ball as it left his right foot, flew hard and flat outside the line of the post, then veered back into the top corner. Related: Roberto Firmino rises above Chelsea to keep up Liverpool’s perfect start Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Over 50,000 people showed up for the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, Texas, giving India’s PM a rock star-level welcome. President Donald Trump joined him on stage as the two leaders lauded US-India ties. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    More than 90 heads of state are descending on New York City. Here's what to watch for  CNNWhat to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly This Week  The New York Times'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather  ABC News'Losing the race': UN chief calls on world to do more on climate  Aljazeera.comUN secretary general hails 'turning point' in climate crisis fight  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Jammu and Kashmir: Hope and concerns in Ladakh  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Iran’s president has warned American and other foreign forces to “stay away” from the region, as Tehran paraded long-range missile capable of reaching American bases.  Hassan Rouhani said the presence of such troops in the Gulf has always brought “pain and misery”, in a speech made at an annual military parade to commemorate the war with Iraq. Mr Rouhani spoke in response to an announcement made by the US on Friday that it was sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran. "Wherever the Americans or our enemies have gone, there has been insecurity afterward,” the Iranian president said. “The farther you keep yourselves from our region and our nations, the more security there will be." At the parade, the Islamic republic displayed the Khordad-3 air defence system that shot down a US drone in June. It also showcased the long-range, surface-to-air Bavar 373 missile that can travel more than 1,250 miles, bringing it in range of US bases in the region and arch-foe Israel. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran Credit: Wana News Agency  Saudi Arabia and the US accuse Iran of attacking Saudi oil facilities on September 14, the biggest such assault on the world’s top oil exporter. Iran denies involvement in the attack, which was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement, a group aligned with Iran and currently fighting a Saudi-led alliance in the civil war. US President Donald Trump had said it would step up to protect Saudi but would take its cue from Saudi. Riyadh has said it has evidence Iranian missiles were used in last weekend’s attack and that they were launched from the north, but did not go so far as to say they came from Iranian territory. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran Credit: Wana News Agency  Should the accusation be proven, it would mark such a serious escalation in the long-running conflict between Saudi and Iran that the former could be forced to retaliate. "We hold Iran responsible because the missiles and the drones that were fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-built and Iranian-delivered," Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said on Sunday. "But to launch an attack from your territory, if that is the case, puts us in a different category... this would be considered an act of war," he told CNN. Both sides are holding their nerve, hoping to make their case to the United Nations General Assembly later this week. Mr Rouhani, along with US sanctioned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will travel to New York on Monday, to present what he called a security plan for the Gulf. President Hassan Rouhani, left, listens to chief of the Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war Credit: Office of Iranian Presidency "In this sensitive and important historical moment, we announce to our neighbours that we extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood to them," he said. It is unclear what this would look like, with the president saying only that peace in the Strait of Hormuz could be achieved "in co-operation with various countries." The US has already formed its own maritime coalition in the Gulf to secure one of the world’s most vital oil trade routes with the UK, Saudi, Bahrain and even the UAE, which has tried to keep good relations with Tehran since the most recent tensions began. Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) standing in formation during the annual "Sacred Defence Week" Credit: AFP British former diplomats said Iran, which has been hit by wave after wave of US sanctions after Mr Trump pulled the country out of the landmark nuclear deal last year, is counting on the US and Saudi not wanting to start war. “I think it is a matter of the hardliners in Iran looking to shore up their influence by keeping tensions with the US high, while still maintaining just enough deniability to preempt a full US response,” Charles Hollis, a British former diplomat in both Riyadh and Tehran, told the Telegraph. “Assisted by a growing belief that Trump may talk tough but is not willing to act.” In the US, Mike Pompeo, the American Secretary of State, squarely laid the blame for the attacks on the Saudi oil fields on Iran. “No reasonable person doubts precisely who conducted these strikes, and it is the Intelligence Community’s determination that it is likely the case that these were launched from Iran,” he said on  Face the Nation. “This was a sophisticated attack. These weapons systems had ranges that could not have come from the Houthis. It is crazy for anyone to assert that they did. Mike Pompeo dismisses Iranian denial of responsibility for oil field attacks Credit: Susan Walsh/AP “I mean, it is literally nuts on its face to make an assertion that this was an attack by the Houthis. This was Iran true and true, and the United States will respond in a way that reflects that act of war by this Iranian revolutionary regime.” Mr Pompeo dismissed the denial of responsibility by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “I don’t know why anybody listens to the Iranian foreign minister. He has nothing to do with Iranian foreign policy and he has lied for decades, and then he resigned. “It’s just – it’s not even worth – it’s not even worth responding to him. It’s beneath the dignity of anyone in the world to listen to someone who repeatedly makes the claim that the Houthis launched this attack.” Speaking on the same programme, Mr Zarif was pessimistic that conflict with the US could be prevented. "No, I'm not confident that we can avoid a war," Zarif said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "I'm confident that we will not start one but I'm confident that whoever ...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    City governor faces anger over 'extermination policy' after stray bullet hits child
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    Policy would remove charitable status and redistribute properties to state sectorLabour delegates have endorsed radical plans that would abolish private schools by removing their charitable status and redistributing their endowments, investments and properties to the state sector.Conference delegates approved a motion that said such a commitment should be included in the party’s next general election manifesto. The motion added universities would be limited to admitting the same proportion of private school students as in the wider population, currently 7%. Continue reading...
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    President Reuven Rivlin is in consultations with key parties over who will form the next government.
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    Beijing hopes its social credit system will use vast troves of data to quickly punish companies accused of wrongdoing. U.S. firms could get hit, too.
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    Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The bid to remove Tom Watson was about more than the deputy leader’s support for the remain causeLabour is a remain party,” Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, said on Saturday night to a room in Brighton that exploded. Emily Thornberry arrived at the People’s Vote rally wearing a blue top with a necklace of golden stars, calling for Labour to become the party of remain. Keir Starmer, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Clive Lewis, Tom Watson: all of the high-ranking members of the shadow cabinet are openly remain. Some 90% of constituency Labour party motions on Brexit call for the party to campaign unambiguously for remain. It has the features of a showdown not between the leadership and the members but between a very tight inner circle – which no longer even includes McDonnell, the shadow chancellor – and everybody else. But atmospherically, it feels more like an ultimatum delivered in a rocky relationship. “Do this or I’ll leave” is never the starting point of the row, or even its apex. By the time that person says it, and means it, the balance of power has already shifted. Related: The failed Watson plot exposes what really scares Corbyn and his coterie | Andrew Rawnsley Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    US citizen arrested in Texas after 53 illegal immigrants found inside sweltering tractor-trailer: officials  Fox NewsAn American driver has been arrested in Texas after border agents found 53 illegal immigrants from Mexico and several other countries south of the U.S. border ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    On September 10, representatives of the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM) convened a town hall meeting at the University of Minnesota's Anderson Hall. Open to the public, the conference offered a rare and candid opportunity for Muslim Americans, unencumbered
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Residents of the town, a trading centre since 1251, are bracing for the closure of the market next monthAlmost 800 years after Rochdale received the royal charter that made its historic market possible, traders and shoppers have expressed their dismay at the news it will soon be shut down for good.The Greater Manchester town, a trading centre since 1251, thrived for centuries as a hub for wool, cloth and cattle. But last week the local authority said the market – which is in its third location in five years – was no longer financially viable and would be closed next month. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Ms. Bachelet responded to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president, who took personal aim at her father in previous comments.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Sadiq Khan, the mayor, cycled across Tower Bridge as London – and cities in several other nations – took part in World Car Free Day Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Removing Neumann is a difficult decision for Son, who has long believed in WeWork and Neumann's vision to quickly expand the company.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The ginger cat Garfield, dubbed "Mr Sainsbury's", was "a pet to all", a cathedral service is told.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    People suffering from a certain form of Alzheimer’s or dementia can be identified by their walk, according to groundbreaking medical research. The discovery could lead to more accurate treatment for the diseases. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    People suffering from a certain form of Alzheimer’s or dementia can be identified by their walk, according to groundbreaking medical research. The discovery could lead to more accurate treatment for the diseases. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    As Britain’s Prince Andrew remains a key figure in the Epstein abuse scandal, the Times UK has added their own favorite twist to the story – Russians might be involved. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Uncertainty is growing in Israel after the indecisive parliamentary election, as Avigdor Lieberman, who leads a party which has a key position in forming a coalition, refused to endorse either leading candidate for PM. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    As Britain’s Prince Andrew remains a key figure in the Epstein abuse scandal, the Times UK has added their own favorite twist to the story – Russians might be involved. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Prince Harry takes part in the Wall Game at Eton College in 2003
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    A British-flagged tanker detained by Iran in mid-July will be released soon, according to a Fars news report citing an Iranian maritime official. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Trump attended a rally with Modi in Texas on Sunday, where the Indian PM successfully avoided the issue of Kashmir. One event down, many more to go this week
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A British-flagged tanker detained by Iran in mid-July will be released soon, according to a Fars news report citing an Iranian maritime official. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Attendees dance to music during Alienstock festival on the "Extraterrestrial Highway in Rachel, Nevada on September. 20, 2019. - A joke Facebook event named "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," was created in June 2019. As of September 13, more than 2 million people had signed up for the event and a 1.5 million more had marked themselves as "interested." Multiple alien related events are now set to take place over the weekend of September 20, 2019 along state Route 375 also known as the "Extraterrestrial Highway." (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Japan has taken little action on climate change, and its continued use of coal and promotion of coal use in other nations has been widely condemned
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump's Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Full Mnuchin: Call With Ukrainian President Should Be 'Confidential' | Meet The Press | NBC News  NBC NewsTapper Corners Mnuchin: Wouldn't You Find it Inappropriate if Obama Asked Ukraine to Investigate Trump's Kids?  The Daily BeastTapper to Mnuchin: What if Obama had done this?  CNNChuck Todd Grills Steve Mnuchin About Extra $140 Million Aid Package  NewsweekMnuchin says Iran tensions 'worse' because plan 'is working' | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Catholic bishops in Burundi came under fire from authorities for "spitting venomous hatred" over a damning message read out in churches Sunday denouncing intolerance and political violence ahead of 2020 elections.
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    Donald Trump has gone on the offensive over what he and his allies claim is corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.The president’s reported pressuring of the Ukrainian president to investigate claims about Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has clouded the White House in scandal. Biden has accused Trump of an 'overwhelming abuse of power'Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Biden's campaign likely coming to an end -- thanks to Clinton-linked Ukraine bombshell, Nunes says  Fox NewsNunes: Whistleblower Complaint Has "Hallmarks Of The Russia Hoax"; Ukraine Scandal Likely End Of Biden's Campaign  RealClearPoliticsNunes: This could be the end for Biden's campaign  Fox NewsGraham calls for an investigation into Biden's ties with Ukraine  Fox NewsTrump talks about his conversation with Ukraine president, slams Biden  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
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    Ireland and England pulled off decisive wins in their Rugby World Cup openers on Sunday, while Italy struggled somewhat against minnows Namibia.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The England No 8 with Tongan heritage survived a bruising encounter unscathed after receiving special treatmentIn the local paper’s front page wrap of Saturday’s match here the Hokkaido Shimbun was pleased to report to its readers that everything had gone off smoothly at the Sapporo Dome, with the exception of a single subway train to the ground, which had run precisely three minutes late. The express that hit Billy Vunipola during Sunday’s game, on the other hand, arrived right on time. It was called Zane Kapeli and it caught him flush in the chest just as he was breaking into a sprint upfield off the back of a lineout. Vunipola staggered backwards, fell flat on his backside and blinked in disbelief. Related: Tuilagi double helps England kick off with bonus-point win against Tonga Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The 11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic  AOLPuerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen  USA TODAYTropical Storm Karen Has the Internet Saying the Storm 'Wants to Speak to a Manager'  TIMETropical Storm Karen forms, watch issued for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands  CNNTropical Storm Karen forms, eyes Puerto Rico as additional threats loom  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    An American man drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater. The couple was vacationing in Tanzania.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Protesters in Hong Kong trampled on a Chinese flag in a shopping mall and lit a fire on a main street as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn  again. The day’s action began peacefully as protesters filled a mall in the Sha Tin district but police ended up firing teargas at protesters who used umbrellas to protect themselvesHong Kong pro-democracy protests turn violent again Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US is now the world’s richest nation, beating the Swiss, while the rest of the world is losing its wealth, falling victim to the political muddle surrounding Brexit and the US-China trade war, a new report shows. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    First things first: The theme song of the week is Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
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    New imaging technology has carefully reconstructed a never-before-seen Picasso painting that the artist covered beneath one of his most famous pieces more than 100 years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Younger generation takes to the streets in defiance of six-year ban on demonstrationsHundreds of Egyptians have been swept up in a campaign of arrests targeting protesters, as demonstrations against Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi’s rule continue.The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), a Cairo-based NGO, reported on Sunday that at least 220 people had been arrested since protests began on Friday night. The organisation said it had set up an “emergency room” to deal with the spike in arrests, and that at least 100 more people were likely to have been detained after protests in Suez, Alexandria and Giza. Another NGO, the Egyptian Centre for Economic & Social Rights, stated it had recorded at least 274 arrests since the demonstrations began. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia hopes state oil company Aramco, which suffered from last week’s drone attack, will be valued at 2 trillion dollars in its IPO listing. This is most likely beyond Aramco’s reach, an expert tells Boom Bust. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The conditions of those taken to hospital range from serious to critical
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    Days after he was released by the New England Patriots in the wake of a rape allegation, star wide receiver Antonio Brown said on Sunday he was quitting the National Football League.
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    Jeremy Corbyn faces calls to resolve Labour Brexit divisions  BBC NewsUK could be better off outside EU says Corbyn  Guardian NewsLabour backs effective abolition of public schools as vote is carried at party conference  Telegraph.co.ukLabour commits hara-kiri by copying Tories' playbook on infighting  The GuardianThe failed Watson plot exposes what really scares Corbyn and his coterie  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The new tactic revealed a simmering anger toward a small group of tycoons and cronies who have accumulated enormous wealth and political clout, often through cozy relationships with the mainland.
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    Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said. Two arriving flights had to be diverted, it said, while media reports said the planes had landed at a smaller airport in the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah. "Dubai Airports can confirm that flight arrivals were briefly disrupted at Dubai International from 12:36 (0836 GMT) to 12:51 (0851 GMT) UAE local time this afternoon due to suspected drone activity," a spokesperson said in a statement Sunday.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    For more than a century, motorised vehicles have been banned from Mackinac Island in Michigan - giving the former Revolutionary War battle site a unique charm and turning it into a tourist haven.The ban is so strictly enforced that when President Gerald Ford visited in 1975, he and first lady Betty Ford travelled by horse-drawn carriage.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Dubbed the Gladiator, Jeep's Wrangler pickup feels more modern and well-executed than anything else in the segment. But the best midsize truck is also the most expensive one.
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    We think of an attack as a ‘big bang’, but the symptoms can build over hours or days – and even doctors can misinterpret themIn spring 2018, Tim Walker was working on a PhD in microbiology. Over the course of a week, he started feeling a little breathless during his morning commutes to University College London and had what felt like muscle aches around his upper back and shoulders. He put the symptoms down to a nasty virus. “I was 31,” he says. “Why on earth would I suspect that I was having a heart attack?”As the days passed, his symptoms grew more pronounced. Eventually, he woke on a Saturday morning to “the most intense pain I’ve ever experienced – an otherworldly, constant stabbing pressure in the collarbone area, neck and jaw, on both sides”. He started coughing and vomiting, but there were no chest pains. “I’m not a religious man, but I remember praying at one point.” After no more than 10 minutes, the symptoms went away, just as suddenly as they had appeared. He assumed it was a really nasty bug. Later, he became feverish and decided “to take a few days off uni to get my strength back”. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Spooked Nevada people's fears over invasion of alien and UFO hunters put to bed
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    Thomas Cook customers in Tunisia say a hotel is demanding extra fees before letting them leave.
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    The World Health Organization pleaded for cooperation from the Tanzanian government and expressed particular concern about a doctor who died after falling sick with Ebola-like symptoms.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he wanted to adopt "the most severe sanctions ever imposed" against Iran. His threats come as no surprise to the Iranians interviewed by FRANCE 24, who described their daily lives in the Trump era.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he wanted to adopt "the most severe sanctions ever imposed" against Iran. His threats come as no surprise to the Iranians interviewed by FRANCE 24, who described their daily lives in the Trump era.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Thousands of masked protesters descended on a Hong Kong satellite town, vandalizing a mall and rail stations. Clashes with police ensued in nearby streets where police used tear gas and activists set barricades on fire. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US military has apologised for threatening to deploy a stealth bomber on millennials who had been planning to “storm” the Area 51 test base in the Nevada desert. Over the weekend, an estimated 150 people descended on the highly secretive base, about two hours drive from Las Vegas, which has long been a magnet for UFO enthusiasts convinced that it housed aliens from outer space. Thousands had been expected after a student created a Facebook page in June called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. The page became a viral sensation with more than three million people expressing an interest in turning up to “see them aliens”. On Friday, fearing a mass invasion, the Defence Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) - the US military PR arm - posted a picture of service personnel standing by a B-2 stealth bomber alongside the caption: "The last thing Millennials will see if they attempt the area51raid today". In reality, the feared flood of alien-spotters turned out to be little more than a trickle of eccentrics in an eclectic array of costumes who were an irritant rather than a danger to national security. Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense. It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake.— DVIDSHub (@DVIDSHub) September 21, 2019 Given the festive atmosphere and small crowd, military chiefs soon realised that their stealth bomb threat was a rather excessive response to a bunch of curiosity seekers whose presence had led to a handful of arrests for such heinous offences as public urination. DVIDS sought to undo the damage by deleting the offending tweet and posting on Saturday saying that the previous day’s message  “in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defence. It was inappropriate and we apologise for this mistake.” The local police approach to the good-natured invasion had been somewhat more measured, advising those who pitched up to watch out for rattlesnakes and setting out some rudimentary ground rules. This was not the first time the US military has been obliged to say sorry for posting inappropriate tweets. On December 31, US Strategic Command, which is responsible for the country’s strategic arsenal apologised for a tweet saying it was ready, if necessary, to drop something “much, much bigger” than the New Year’s Eve ball in New York.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    World leaders brace for tension as Bolsonaro promises to stand defiant over devastating fires
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Some Republicans are pushing an idea to tie the tax to inflation, which would lower what many owe. Democrats want to see the rich pay more.      
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Trump walks tightrope on gun control | TheHill  The HillWhite House infighting thwarts movement on guns  POLITICODonald Trump stays mum on what kind of background check legislation he would accept  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Britain's main opposition Labour Party will begin the daunting task of forming a coherent Brexit plan at its annual conference on Sunday, with polls suggesting it could face an election drubbing.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Britain's main opposition Labour Party will begin the daunting task of forming a coherent Brexit plan at its annual conference on Sunday, with polls suggesting it could face an election drubbing.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Dozens of people, some dressed in black, paid their respects to the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Dozens of people, some dressed in black, paid their respects to the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.
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    US hairdresser and television personality Jonathan Van Ness arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Demonstrations come as Egypt's president heads to New York for United Nations meeting
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    A Hyatt Centric hotel was evacuated and some streets cordoned off near New York’s Times Square after a fire broke out in a building on West 45th Street. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A Hyatt Centric hotel was evacuated and some streets cordoned off near New York’s Times Square after a fire broke out in a building on West 45th Street. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Albania, injures 105 fleeing cracking homes, officials say  Fox NewsA 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Albania injured more than 100 people trying to escape their cracking homes as scores of aftershocks shook the country's western ...View full coverage on Google News
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    'Maximum pressure' from Washington has produced 'maximum resistance' from Tehran, Iranian senior diplomat warns
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.
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    Pompeo says U.S. mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter  ReutersThe United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for "deterrence and defense," U.S. ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A temporary airspace closure forced flights coming into Dubai from Australia, Singapore and India to be diverted to nearby airports.
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    The move was described by one person as 'sacrilege'
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    President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week's upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A bus crash in northern Pakistan killed 26 people Sunday after its brakes failed on a winding mountain road, police said. Another 20 passengers were injured when the bus smashed head-on into a dirt embankment, said Abdul Wakil, a local police officer. Such road accidents are common in Pakistan, where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards on worn-out roads.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Mr Biden says the president is using underhand tactics against him, because he fears he'll beat him in 2020
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Donald Trump admitted on Sunday that he raised former vice president Joe Biden in a conversation with Ukraine's leader about corruption, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was forced to insist that the president did not apply pressure on Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival's son.Mr Trump told reporters he spoke to Ukraine's new president after his summer election and said that "we don't want our people, like vice president Biden and his son" contributing to corruption already happening in the Eastern European nation.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Britons in Spain protest against Brexit: 'The UK government has forgotten us'  Guardian NewsBrussels will put up hard border in Northern Ireland if there’s a No Deal Brexit, Juncker admits  The SunPanicked Euro car giants demand EU seals Brexit deal as they face losing £50k every MINUTE  Express.co.ukBoris Johnson and the Brexit end game | TheHill  The HillDozens of Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Parents in Britain are outraged after more than 240 primary schools introduced lessons on “self-stimulation” for children as young as six as part of their sex education program. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Parents in Britain are outraged after more than 240 primary schools introduced lessons on “self-stimulation” for children as young as six as part of their sex education program. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A Chinese flag was desecrated at a protest at a shopping mall on the 16th weekend of anti-government protests.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, from Hong Kong protests to car-free London and Hanoi Pride Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Trump: 'I have no intention' of meeting with Iran at UN | TheHill  The HillMike Pompeo on "Face the Nation": Secretary of state says attack on Saudi oil plant was "act of war" by Iran  CBS NewsIran war museum showcases downed US drones  Al Jazeera EnglishIran issues furious warning to the West as Rouhani orders Trump to 'stay away'  Express.co.ukIranian President Demands Western Countries Leave Persian Gulf: 'Your Presence Has Always Been a Calamity'  NewsweekView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Regular travelers probably don't associate the idea of sales and low-fares with a carrier like Delta Airlines, which are more in the wheelhouse of a low-cost brand like Southwest that offers up flash fare sales on the regular.Nevertheless, that's exactly what Delta has going at the moment \-- a fare sale with deals that start as low as only $97, though they come with a few important catches.One is that you've only got until September 25, to lock one of these fares in. Just as important to know: These are Delta basic economy fares, a classification that leaves several things to chance. You'll be assigned a seat at check-in, for example, and you'll be stuck in the last boarding group and thus will probably have to gate-check your luggage.If you can be fine with those limitations, though, there are some great deals to be had. In most cases, they're fares that are meant for travel happening sometime between October and February 2020, and the deals include a $97 round-trip offer in basic economy between Atlanta and Nashville; a $99 round-trip offer between Los Angeles and San Diego; a $117 offer between Austin and Cincinnatti; and a $127 offer between Seattle and San Jose.The full list of routes and discounted fares offered can be found on Delta's sale website. Of course, just because a fare that's discounted here looks pretty low doesn't mean you won't find a comparable offer elsewhere -- one that may also have some of the perks like earlier boarding that you're denied through this Delta sale. Speaking of those basic economy limitations here, savvy travelers should be able to easily get around them using certain co-branded credit cards that offer perks like early boarding, luggage benefits and the like.If you decide these deals are worth it, though, remember -- you've only got a few more days to decide, as the fare sale is only good through Wednesday.
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    Police launch investigation after 13-year-old confides in father
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US may have a military budget that far exceeds that of Russia, but it doesn’t matter since the Russian military is there to defend the country, not attack other nations, the Russian defense minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US may have a military budget that far exceeds that of Russia, but it doesn’t matter since the Russian military is there to defend the country, not attack other nations, the Russian defense minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    'The main aim of the Afghan people should be to avoid getting blown up between now and the end of the week when we vote,' says 20-year-old Afghan student
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Oil attacks: What's next for Saudi Aramco and world oil markets? | Counting the Cost  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Dozens of people dressed in black went on a “funeral march” up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Protesters vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not to mention a number of trade pacts.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Joe Biden has been in a back and forth with President Trump over a reported whistleblower complaint as well as his son's business dealings in Ukraine.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Chinese Communist Party crackdown on Muslim population spreading as Xi Jinping sees dissent
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Trump allies urge release of transcript at center of whistleblower controversy  Washington ExaminerLewandowski: House testimony shows I'd be 'a fighter' in the Senate | TheHill  The HillWe’re passing the tipping point on impeachment  The Washington PostPelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' | TheHill  The HillDistinguished person of the week: He showed how it is done  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Bat-signals were projected onto skyscrapers across the world to celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight on Saturday, with thousands of fans paying homage to their favorite DC Comics hero in person and online. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    He's Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View — Starting With Zimbabwe  NPRNot every corner of the world is yet on Google Street View. Tawanda Kanhema sees these gaps as a kind of digital divide, so he volunteers to photograph and ...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Egypt: Protests and clashes enter second day  BBC NewsEgypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.  The New York TimesWill the protests against Egypt's president spread? | Inside Story  Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt's revolution redux  Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt Stocks Decline Most Since 2016 After Protests  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    'After I left the operation room, the effects of the anaesthetic had worn off and the pain came again and it was even more awful. I was moving left and right screaming in pain,' says Sahar Salem
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    One of the minors, a girl, was arrested on charges of burning a Chinese national flag. She was held overnight in police detention.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Here is a news lead that begins with a bang and ends with a whimper: “The strike on the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including damage to the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility, has driven oil prices to their highest level in” — here, Reuters should have used some ellipses of irony — “nearly four months.”Four months!If the United States declines to go to war against Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia, our increasingly troublesome client state, one of the reasons for that happy development will be: because we do not need to. It is no longer the case that the world sneezes when the Saudis catch a cold. U.S. interests and Saudi interests remain aligned, broadly, but they are severable.The high-tech method of mining shale formations for oil and gas colloquially known as “fracking” — though hydraulic fracturing is only a part of it — has been a game-changer for more than one game. While countries such as Germany set headline-grabbing, politics-driven carbon-reduction targets only to woefully fail to achieve them (it is very difficult to greenwash 170 million tons of brown coal), the United States has been relatively successful on that front, reducing energy-related carbon emissions by 14 percent from 2005 to 2017, thanks to natural gas; put another way, fracking has helped the United States to what climate activists ought to consider one of its greatest environmental victories.When the United States intensified its attention to the Middle East in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the country was heavily dependent on petroleum imports. Today, the United States is the world’s largest exporter of petroleum — thanks to fracking. The pointy-headed guys in the Washington war rooms spend a lot less time worrying about whether tankers can get through the Strait of Hormuz these days. And that means the United States has a much more free hand — and more realistic options — when dealing with Riyadh, Tehran, or any of the other pits of vipers that pass for national capitals in that part of the world.“No war for oil!” they chanted when George W. Bush’s administration prepared to invade Iraq. It was always a stupid slogan — if we’d wanted to get our hands on that Iraqi oil, we could simply have bought it at a discount rather than pay a horrifying blood premium for it — but now that chant can reasonably be turned back on its authors: If you want less war, then you should want a lot more fracking.And not just here in the United States, even though the people of New York State, for example, would be much better off without Governor Andrew Cuomo’s idiotic and politically driven prohibition on the most effective means of petroleum production. Spain has seen its demand for natural gas climb as worldwide production drives prices down, but, thanks to its own Cuomos, the country remains largely dependent on imports from Algeria and Nigeria — even though it sits on reserves that by some estimates are equal to the better part of a century’s consumption. The United Kingdom may be able to extricate itself from the European Union, but if nothing changes, it will remain vulnerable to the same Russian energy pressure as much of Europe. In much the same way that increased petroleum production has given the United States a stronger position vis-à-vis the Middle East, more British and European production means more British and European options.Set aside the fantasy of “energy independence.” World energy markets are heavily integrated, and it probably is never going to be the case that what happens in Saudi Arabia or Russia or Iran has no effect on U.S., British, or European prices and supplies. And even if that happy state comes to be someday, it is not the case now and will not be the case in the near future: The spare capacity that allows the world petroleum markets to function smoothly provides, at the moment, a margin that is insufficient to cover the production that could realistically be taken offline by a broader Iranian attack on Saudi energy infrastructure. U.S. refineries remain disproportionately optimized for the relatively high-sulfur oil we’ve long imported rather than for the “light sweet” crude we produce. Our own energy infrastructure, and that of the rest of the world, remains far too vulnerable to terrorism and conventional military attack. There is much work to be done.It all begins with supply. The more supply there is, the more incentive to build out and improve the infrastructure, the more liquid the market, the less fragile the system. There is no substitute for abundance — and a wide choice of providers. Every barrel of oil and cubic foot of natural gas produced outside of the Middle East and Russia makes the United States and its allies better off.Beady-eyed realpolitik used to mean deferring to the world’s big oil producers when it came to our relations in the Middle East. Now it means being the world’s big oil producer and — once they decide they’ve grown tired of unnecessarily taking on risk while giving up wealth, income, and jobs — helping our British and European allies become bigger players, too. Fracking involves some real environmental challenges — American producers and regulators have developed great skill at dealing with them. The environmental challenges of fracking are manageable. The Saudis and the Iranians are manageable, too, but at a radically higher cost in blood and resources.Politics is about tradeoffs. We owe it to ourselves to take the smart one.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Exclusive: 'Pet' animals frantically pawed at bars while rotting corpses seen in other enclosures
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Nine countries of Central and West Asia have signed a declaration on cooperation and reforms in the energy sector, signaling a new step towards creating a regional energy market. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A Rohingya couple was shot dead during a gunfight in a border town camp hours after they were detained by Bangladesh police, officials said Sunday, the latest killings amid growing tensions between the refugees and authorities. Police in Teknaf town said the refugee couple -- Dil Mohammad, 32, and his 26-year-old wife Jaheda Begum -- were members of a Rohingya "bandit group". Authorities claim the gang killed a local ruling party official, Omar Faruk, in a refugee settlement in southeastern Bangladesh last month.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Potential kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday he will not back either Benjamin Netanyahu or Benny Gantz for Israeli prime minister, just hours after the president began talks to break the post-election deadlock.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Potential kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday he will not back either Benjamin Netanyahu or Benny Gantz for Israeli prime minister, just hours after the president began talks to break the post-election deadlock.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Protesters in Hong Kong vandalized a subway station Sunday, smashing surveillance cameras and electronic ticket sensors, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    If you’re looking to save money, shopping for a new cell-phone plan is a great way to do it. As I discovered not long ago, it can trim $1,000 a year from your budget. But before you sign up for a...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Investigators search for answers after tragic tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Ten people have been killed and 16 others injured when a truck plowed into a crowded market in Hunan province, southern China. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Ten people have been killed and 16 others injured when a truck plowed into a crowded market in Hunan province, southern China. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A university workshop on white privilege and racism was a major flop – attracting just nine students out of the 30,000 enrolled in the school. Last year, the course sparked outrage over the perception that it was ‘whites-only’. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A university workshop on white privilege and racism was a major flop – attracting just nine students out of the 30,000 enrolled in the school. Last year, the course sparked outrage over the perception that it was ‘whites-only’. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    An important weapon of the future.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Author: AFPID: 1569143026360081500Sun, 2019-09-22 09:02 NEW DELHI: India’s coast guard has arrested six Myanmar men and seized $42 million worth of ketamine after spotting a suspicious vessel in the Indian Ocean near the Nicobar Islands. The 1,160-kilogram drug haul came after coast guard aircraft spotted the boat, which had its lights off, on Wednesday in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the defense ministry said in a statement. The boat’s crew did not respond to radio calls and the coast guard eventually boarded it, with officials finding “57 gunny bundles of suspicious substance” on Friday. “Preliminary analysis ... revealed that the suspicious substance was ketamine and there were 1,160 packets of 1kg each onboard the vessel,” the ministry added. The six Myanmar men and cargo were taken to Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they were questioned by investigators. They claimed they left Myanmar on September 14 and were due to rendezvous with another boat “operating near the Thailand-Malaysia maritime border line” on Saturday, the statement said. The Nicobar Islands are located near Southeast Asia, off Myanmar’s coast. Parts of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand are in the lawless “Golden Triangle” zone, the world’s second-largest drug-producing region after Latin America. Large amounts drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine are churned out in remote jungle labs each year and smuggled across Asia and beyond. Main category: WorldTags: India India seizes narcotics worth $390M smuggled from PakistanNine Iranians held for smuggling drugs off Indian coast
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn said the British people must have a say on Brexit for a second time, and a new vote would help to avoid a “disastrous” no-deal exit, which PM Boris Johnson is pushing. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn said the British people must have a say on Brexit for a second time, and a new vote would help to avoid a “disastrous” no-deal exit, which PM Boris Johnson is pushing. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Mike Pence's cars on the island
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the country’s national airline carrier, operated dozens of flights from Islamabad Airport without any passengers for two years, local media claims. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A tense standoff between the Indian government and anti-India militants has ensnared apple farmers, whose crops represent a $2 billion business crucial to Kashmir’s economy and supply more than 60 percent of India’s apples.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Militant groups have ratcheted up tensions by threatening orchard owners with violence if they harvest and sell their crop.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Clouds of insects spotted migrating south at over 10,000 feet altitude
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A fresh inquiry into the Easter suicide bombings that hit Sri Lanka killing at least 258 people was ordered by president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, after concerns from the Catholic Church that current probes are not independent. The government has blamed a local jihadi group, the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) for the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, while the Islamic State group also claimed responsibility. Sirisena said the commission has wide judicial powers to gather evidence on those responsible for the bombings, and to probe security and intelligence lapses.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    From furious shoe-banging to cartoon bombs, the gathering of world leaders has seen moments of high drama over the years, writes Negar Mortazavi
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Iran responds by warning foreign forces to stay out of Gulf after US announced new deployment in region
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Pro-democracy movement rages into fourth month as protests strike new tone
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    One Italian priest keen to help parishioners keep the faith has coined a novel idea to encourage them to pray: granting parking spaces in exchange, not for cash, but Hail Marys. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    How leaders deal with tragedy can be very telling.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘bored’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘bored’.Share your photos of what bored means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    In the novelist’s satirical reworking of Kafka’s classic story, an insect wakes up to discover to its horror that it has turned into the prime minister…• Bill Nighy reads an extract from The CockroachThat morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. For a good while he remained on his back (not his favourite posture) and regarded his distant feet, his paucity of limbs, with consternation. A mere four, of course, and quite unmovable. His own little brown legs, for which he was already feeling some nostalgia, would have been waving merrily in the air, however hopelessly. He lay still, determined not to panic. An organ, a slab of slippery meat, lay squat and wet in his mouth – revolting, especially when it moved of its own accord to explore the vast cavern of his mouth and, he noted with muted alarm, slide across an immensity of teeth. He stared along the length of his body. His colouring, from shoulders to ankles, was a pale blue, with darker blue piping around his neck and wrists, and white buttons in a vertical line right down his unsegmented thorax. The light breeze that blew intermittently across it, bearing a not unattractive odour of decomposing food and grain alcohol, he accepted as his breath. His vision was unhelpfully narrowed – oh for a compound eye – and everything he saw was oppressively colourful. He was beginning to understand that by a grotesque reversal his vulnerable flesh now lay outside his skeleton, which was therefore wholly invisible to him. What a comfort it would have been to catch a glimpse of that homely nacreous brown.All this was worrying enough, but as he came more fully awake he remembered that he was on an important, solitary mission, though for the moment he could not recall what it was. I’m going to be late, he thought, as he attempted to lift from the pillow a head that must have weighed as much as five kilos. This is so unfair, he told himself. I don’t deserve this. His fragmentary dreams had been deep and wild, haunted by raucous, echoing voices in constant dissent. Only now, as this head slumped back, did he begin to see through to the far side of sleep and bring to mind a mosaic of memories, impressions and intentions that scattered as he tried to hold them down. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    PM Modi Meets Sikhs, Bohra And Kashmiri Pandit Communities In Houston  NDTVView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against flooding the Persian Gulf region with weapons and promised to unveil a plan to secure shipping through the Strait of Hormuz. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A Connecticut resident infected with Eastern equine encephalitis has died in the state's first fatality from the disease since 2013, health officials said.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    In this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics can smell more bodies than they can find  CNN'Opening the Door to Hell Itself': Bahamas Confronts Life After Hurricane Dorian  The Wall Street JournalInfluencers: DeSantis handled Hurricane Dorian with grace  Miami HeraldQueen’s generosity revealed as monarch makes donation to help Bahamas following Dorian  ExpressView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios admitted being put off his form by an attractive fan in the stands as he lost to Roger Federer at the Laver Cup in Switzerland. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US authorities were aware that three JP Morgan traders were manipulating precious metals markets from the start and intentionally “looked the other way,” Max Keiser believes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Brendan Fitzgerald hasn't been commentating for the UFC for long, so his experience in Mexico City will likely live long in his memory after he ended up commentating from UNDERNEATH a table as objects rained down on the cage. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the presence of foreign forces creates “insecurity” in the Gulf, after the US ordered the deployment of more troops to the region.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The crowd in Mexico City let their frustration get the better of them as they hurled bottles and other objects at the octagon following the anticlimactic end to the night's main event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    An alliance of mostly Arab lawmakers recommended a candidate for the first time in almost three decades, telling President Reuven Rivlin it would support former army chief of staff Benny Gantz.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A day after youth-led global climate strikes, several hundred young activists including Greta Thunberg gathered for a climate summit at the United Nations on Saturday, chiding older generations for doing too little to curb carbon emissions.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Raúl Cañibano’s magical photograph of rural Cuba captures his longing for the countryside of his youthThis image is included in the first UK exhibition by Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano. It forms part of a poignant series on rural life in Cuba that he began in the 1990s. The picture is typical of his work, which concentrates on fleeting, almost magical realist images of daily life. Here, a child views caged birds through an opaque window. The photographer is on the inside with the birds, looking out, raising pointed questions about the nature of artistic freedom and its discontents.Cañibano, now 58, was not always a photographer. Born two years after Castro’s revolution in the sugar farming region of Cienfuegos, he grew up to be a welder working in civil aviation. He was nearly 30 when a visit to a show of surrealist photographs inspired him to pick up a camera. At first, he photographed weddings at weekends, but eventually he gave up his day job and moved out on to the streets. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Overwhelmed, Japan learned from its mistakes.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Pioneering Japanese mountaineer defied men who told her to 'stay at home and clean the house'
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Several hundred people gathered in Paris on Saturday for the inauguration of a public garden in honour of Brazilian city councillor Marielle Franco, who was murdered in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The Amazon burns. But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster  CNNThe Amazon blazes have captured the attention of the world and its leaders, and for good reason -- the destruction of one of the world's major carbon stores ...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    More than 12 years after joining the bloc, the country’s leaders say it has made progress against corruption and deserves expanded rights for travel and trade.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Nitze, armed with surface-to-air and Tomahawk cruise missiles, was redeployed off the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia, as part of the US effort to “plug the holes” in its ally’s air defenses. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Demands by Trump and his allies for Biden probe leave Kiev looking for way out of ‘diplomatic disaster.’
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A US military unit was forced to apologize to UFO fans and alien enthusiasts for a tweet that suggested the government is ready to use B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to protect the secrets held inside the classified Area 51 facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    A US military unit was forced to apologize to UFO fans and alien enthusiasts for a tweet that suggested the government is ready to use B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to protect the secrets held inside the classified Area 51 facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The United States and Honduras are discussing how to increase temporary legal employment opportunities for Hondurans in the United States, as the governments work to hammer out details of an immigration agreement.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Is the country's police chief right about the low level of crime in Abuja?
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Nationalist leader Matteo Salvini dramatically lost power but his supporters are awaiting his comeback.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    What's it like to be the first astronaut of your country?
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Democrats vying for the nomination to take on Republican U.S. President Donald Trump tried to make a splash on Saturday as they entered a party steak fry in Des Moines, Iowa, the state that will host the first nominating contest in early February.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    When Theo Van Eijck was kicked out of a Dutch pilot-training programme in 1964, he stole a plane and flew to Libya.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The U.S. is conducting joint overflights of northeastern Syria with Turkey's military and forcing its SDF allies to remove defensive fortifications. From Seth Frantzman.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, signals the group’s continuing threat despite its collapse in late 2017.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The Massachusetts woman convicted of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Hurricane Lorena weakened to a tropical storm as it approached northwestern Mexico on Saturday, bringing with it heavy wind and rain, U.S. forecasters said.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Defectors from North Korea share gruesome stories of life under leader Kim Jong Un. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany. Lt. Col. Theodoros Chronopoulos, a police spokesman, told The Associated Press that the hijacking case involved TWA Flight 847.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    At least one person opened fire inside and outside a crowded South Carolina bar early Saturday, killing two people and injuring eight others before fleeing, authorities said.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    A collection of foreign –primarily US– drones has been put on display in Tehran. The exhibition comes amid extreme tensions in the region and mounting allegations of Iranian involvement in the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    'If anyone crosses our borders, we will hit them,' Revolutionary Guard general warns
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    'Battle-Scarred' Feral Cat Spends His Final Days Snuggling Tiny Kittens He Loved  HuffPostGrandpa Mason earned thousands of admirers through his affection for orphaned foster kittens.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally ever  USA TODAYBiggest-Ever Climate Protest In Photos: Greta Thunberg And The World’s Youth Demand Action  ForbesHere Are the Most Powerful Images (So Far) from the Climate Strikes Happening Around the World  PEOPLE.comYouth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action  Washington PostClimate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan on Saturday to eliminate $81 billion in Americans' existing medical debt, expanding on his signature proposal for a government-run health insurance system.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    A car has slammed into a mosque in the eastern French city of Colmar. The driver has been detained by police after receiving a stab wound. It remains unclear whether the ramming was an attack or a suicide attempt. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    It has been more than 100 days since anti-government protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for the complete withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word ‘riot’ to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage. Even though the Hong Kong government formally withdrew the controversial bill this month, many protesters have vowed to continue the fight until all their demands are met. Expressing their opinions on the streets, many young protesters have left their imprints on the roads, walls and buildings by spray-painting slogans and symbols that resonate with their discontent against the government Continue reading...
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Greeks have generally ignored a law passed a decade ago.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    More than 160 people arrested as officers fire tear gas on activists
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    President Donald Trump is being roasted for “pressuring” Ukraine to get dirt on Joe Biden over past meddling sins. Did the same people cry murder when Trump’s aide Paul Manafort was torpedoed by the ‘black ledger’ leak from Kiev? Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Stacks of cash piled high were shown as evidence on Saturday against ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at his trial on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption. Millions of euros and Sudanese pounds were found at Bashir's residence in April after he was overthrown and detained by the military following months of demonstrations against his rule. The court heard four defense witnesses on Saturday, including Abubakr Awad, who was minister of state for the presidency until Bashir's fall, before it was adjourned until next Saturday.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts has announced a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Former US Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden has launched a broadside attack on Trump, calling for a probe into his scandalous phone call with Ukraine’s leader and accusing him of systematic “abuse of power.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Former US Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden has launched a broadside attack on Trump, calling for a probe into his scandalous phone call with Ukraine’s leader and accusing him of systematic “abuse of power.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    'He's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me'
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The Taliban bombing in Kabul that was cited as a reason to end peace talks was caught on camera, along with a man’s desperate scramble to evade death.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    She fled North Korea for a better life. She died with her young son in an apartment in Seoul  CNNNorth Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul  ABC NewsShe Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The New York Post wrote that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign had "died" from "ego-induced psychosis."
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    New Jersey senator may be next 2020 dropout, as his campaign manager predicts other imminent departures from the campaign trail
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Please note: the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available.One of our favorite rewards credit cards for ordinary consumers is The Platinum Card® from American Express, which combines a big up-front welcome offer of 60,000 points (after using the card to spend $5,000 in your first three months) with a ton of luxe perks. The benefits range from an airline fee credit of up to $200 to American Express Concierge travel service, and much more. Business owners, meanwhile, fear not. The Business Platinum® Card from American Express is a companion version of the charge card tailored to the needs of business people, and it not only has a similarly impressive lineup of benefits.You've also got until December 4, 2019, to take advantage of a limited-time, increased welcome bonus of up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points.Who needs this card: If you rack up frequent travel expenses over the course of your business operations, or even if you simply charge thousands of dollars a month in business expenses to a charge card, it's hard to argue the Amex Business Platinum doesn't deserve a spot in your wallet.Why you should sign up for one right now: The current welcome points offer means if you can put $25,000 in charges on this card in your first three months of card ownership (and before December 4), the 100,000 Membership Rewards points bonus can be yours. Yes, that's a big outlay in order to get the welcome reward, but since this is a business card we're talking about that's not an unreasonable amount of expense to put on a charge card.Moreover, based on the most recent monthly valuations from The Points Guy, 100,000 Membership Rewards points are worth $2,000 in travel, which makes this card's bonus an extremely lucrative one and potentially worth the high spending levels. We should also add -- you'll earn the welcome points in two tiers.Spent $10,000 on qualifying purchases in the first 3 months of card membership, and you'll earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points. Once you put another $15,000 on this card (for qualifying purchases) after that initial $10,000 -- and, again, still before the first three months are up -- then you'll earn an additional 50,000 points.If you read our previous post outlining the slew of lucrative benefits available to Amex Platinum cardmembers, you're already familiar with many of the benefits of the Amex Business Platinum. Both cards share perks like: * Up to $200 airline fee credit each year * Access to Centurion Lounges and Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta) * Access to other lounges in the American Express Global Lounge Collection * Gold elite status with Hilton Honors and Gold elite status with Marriott Bonvoy * Upgrade with Points to request an airline ticket upgrade on select airlines * 5 points per dollar spent on flights and prepaid hotels (both must be booked through Amex Travel on the Business Platinum)However, here are some of the benefits you get that are exclusive to the business version of the Platinum card: * 10 free Gogo inflight Wi-Fi passes each year * 1.5x points on purchases of $5,000 or more (up to 1 million additional points per year) * A complimentary year of Platinum Global Access with WeWork (enrollment must be done by December 31, 2019) * Up to $200 in annual statement credits for Dell technology purchases, split into a $100 credit for January through June and another $100 credit for July through December The final wordWhile this card does come with a $595 annual fee that can seem hefty at the outset, if you take advantage of the $200 airline fee credit and the annual up to $200 Dell credit, you'll effectively pay a net of only $195 a year for the card. This card proves its worth and then some for any businessperson engaged in regular travel. From lounge access at almost any airport in the world to elite status at Hilton and Marriott hotels, plus helping you get onto the internet while in the air during flights, this card has tons of benefits (not to mention that welcome bonus that's higher than ever) just waiting for you to take advantage of.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Paris Police Repeatedly Tear Gas Anti-Fuel Tax Protesters  TIMERiot police fire teargas at protesters as Paris demonstrations turn violent  Guardian NewsScenes From a Day of Protests in Paris  The New York TimesFrench police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris  CNBCViolence erupts in Paris as police clash with anarchists who hijacked climate protest  The IndependentView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The look on Tyson Fury's trainer Ben Davison's face said it all when he saw a random fan leaning on the ring apron next to him, attempting to shoot a selfie of the pair. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Police in South Carolina were hunting for suspects on Saturday after at least one person opened fire before dawn at a crowded bar in the city of Lancaster, killing two people and wounding eight others, officials said.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 became a multiday ordeal in which a Seabee from Maryland was killed and dozens of Americans were held hostage.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Tropical moisture streaming into the central Plains from the tropical systems in the East Pacific Ocean will help to fuel locally severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours across the region into Sunday night.Drenching rain developed across the Dakotas and northern Minnesota Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning as a storm system began to strengthen over the region.> Heavy rain over North Dakota and northwest Minnesota has lead to totals of 5 to 7 inches of rain. This map is radar estimated so if you have seen higher let us know! ndwx mnwx pic.twitter.com/lSnpVAJdcO> > -- NWS Grand Forks (@NWSGrandForks) September 21, 2019Residents woke up to flooded roadways as over five inches of rain fell in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Friday night. Radar-estimated rainfall shows similar rainfall totals across much of the area.Grand Forks normally receives 2.05 inches of rain through the month of September.Downpours erupted farther south on Saturday afternoon and evening, targeting a corridor from northern Kansas to southwestern Iowa.The storm system that soaked the northern Plains to begin the weekend will continue to slowly sag southeastward into Sunday night. Tropical moisture from Lorena and Mario will be pulled northward into the central Plains, enhancing rainfall across the region.Through Sunday evening, downpours will soak the same areas of the central Plains that were hit late Saturday. But as tropical moisture was also pulled farther north, bringing drenching rain into Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.Flash flooding will be most common in areas where the front stalls and brings multiple rounds of heavy rain into Sunday evening. "This will have the ability to produce widespread rainfall totals of 1-3 inches with an AccuWeather StormMax™ of 6 inches," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.Chicago; Green Bay; Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri; and Oklahoma City are forecast to be in the heavy rain area.Those heading outdoors on Sunday will need to be aware of possible road closures due to flooding and pack rain gear.A line of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms along the cold front will begin to push south out of the central Plains Sunday night, while the bulk of the rain spreads into parts of the Ohio Valley.The storm system will move toward the Northeast on Monday and drier air will settle into the northern and central Plains for the start of the work week.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Cars were crushed by bricks falling from buildings in Albania's capital Tirana, as the country was struck by a pair of strong earthquakes on Saturday.According to the Ministry of Health, at least 68 people were injured, but some reports say there are as many as 105 people injured. The majority of injuries occurred in Durres and Tirana. There have been no reported deaths.The Saturday afternoon earthquake was followed by more than 100 aftershocks, authorities report. It also damaged about 600 homes and temporarily cut power and water facilities in Tirana and Durres.According to the United State Geological Survey (USGS), the first earthquake struck at 4:04 p.m., on Saturday near Durres, about 18 miles (29 km) to the west of Tirana.A second earthquake struck just 11 minutes later a short distance away. Shake Map of the larger 5.6 earthquake in Albania on Saturday, September 21, courtesy of the USGS. The first and larger earthquake was reported as a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter Scale, which is Albania's strongest earthquake in 30 years. The second was measured to be slightly weaker at 5.1.Buildings were damaged in the town of Durres which is close to the epicenter.> A university building in Tirana pic.twitter.com/J5UVYyrJOh> > -- Fatjona Mejdini (@FatjonaMejdini) September 21, 2019> Durres albania earthquake pic.twitter.com/BWPIWvErk1> > -- Alice Taylor (@The_Balkanista) September 21, 2019
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    U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko on Saturday denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call in July.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    An Armenian woman whose eyes weep crystal-like discharges instead of watery tears has left doctors baffled by the bizarre and painful condition, according to local reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    'At least one person arrested' but no reports of any injuries as thousands march during fourth consecutive month of action
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    As part of a push into Central America, China presented itself as a deep-pocketed partner for El Salvador’s future. The Trump administration countered with words of warning.
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    A planned mass raid on a US military site that was spawned by a joke Facebook post and drew alarmed warnings from the authorities ended in such an extravagant no-show of attendees that sideline events are being canceled. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    A planned mass raid on a US military site that was spawned by a joke Facebook post and drew alarmed warnings from the authorities ended in such an extravagant no-show of attendees that sideline events are being canceled. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Google’s new quantum computer reportedly spends mere minutes on the tasks the world’s top supercomputers would need several millennia to perform. The media found out about this after NASA “accidentally” shared the firm’s research. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Google’s new quantum computer reportedly spends mere minutes on the tasks the world’s top supercomputers would need several millennia to perform. The media found out about this after NASA “accidentally” shared the firm’s research. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Hubble, the ground-breaking space telescope that’s been in orbit since 1990, has captured an incredible image of a fascinating “not-so-dead” galaxy neighboring our own. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Former Real Madrid playing great Zinedine Zidane says he refuses to back down, despite rising pressure and a recent poll that voted Jose Mourinho as the fans' favorite to replace him. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Two men were killed and eight more people injured in a shooting at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, which local law enforcement described as a “violent incident of huge magnitude.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Two men were killed and eight more people injured in a shooting at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, which local law enforcement described as a “violent incident of huge magnitude.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Afghanistan War veterans, still waiting for a peace deal, ask: Was the sacrifice worth it?  USA TODAYAfter 18 years of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, some veterans are questioning whether the conflict was worth it.
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    Any loans to Iran or engagement by the international community is "appeasement," the minister claimed.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's decades-long record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues was scrutinized on Friday in Iowa at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Progressives want to censure Kyrsten Sinema, the first Arizona Democrat to win a Senate seat in 30 years. Genius idea: Hurtle left, right off a cliff.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The US retailer giant Walmart Inc has announced it will no longer sell electronic cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its US stores due to reports of vaping-related lung disease and deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Demonstrators defied threats and intimidation from pro-Beijing groups, marching again and clashing with police.
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  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    YouTube is backtracking on changes it announced to its verification process following backlash from creators on its platform.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia holds Tehran “responsible” for attacks on oil plants since “Iranian weaponry” was used, the Saudi foreign minister has said. An investigation into the attack is ongoing and Riyadh is discussing a response with allies. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    It's hurricane season, but this is ridiculous. The six storms whirling this week in the Atlantic and Pacific set a record, forecasters reported.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    ALMATY/NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Police detained dozens in Kazakhstan's two largest cities on Saturday as they took part in the latest protest against China's influence in the Central Asian republic. Neighboring China is already one of Kazakhstan's largest investors and trade partners and a plan to relocate a number of Chinese plants and factories to the former Soviet republic has faced public opposition. The latest round of protests on Saturday was organized by supporters of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker living in France who has been the fiercest critic of Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The Kingdom and oil and gas industry have been slow to shore up defenses, raising red flags about the possibility of longer term fall-out in the region.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Thousands of Egyptians join anti-Sisi protests across country  The SunProtests in Cairo Denounce Egypt's President - Video  The New York TimesRare Egyptian Protests See Dozens Arrested  The Wall Street JournalCairo protests: Mass uprising against Egyptian president as demands grow for resignation after crackdown on critics  The IndependentEgyptians demand 'Sisi get out' in rare anti-government protests  CNNView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Crowds turn skyward as paratroopers drop to remember men lost in landmark 1944 operation
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    Right-wing populists could be ousted by coalition of opposition parties in next month's elections
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Egyptian capital descends into chaos as people rise up against 'brutal' president
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    'Nothing was said that was in any way wrong,' president claims about call with Volodymyr Zelenski
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Steven Weber died after declaring his love to Kanesha Antoine on holiday in Tanzania
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters, who vandalized a train station, erected barricades and started fires, in the latest anti-Beijing demonstration there this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Trump’s trade war and Brexit add to the chill for the auto industry.
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    Motorists and bystanders were treated to an unexpected fireworks show in Russia after a truck, packed with pyrotechnics, ignited right in the middle of a rural road during the night. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Motorists and bystanders were treated to an unexpected fireworks show in Russia after a truck, packed with pyrotechnics, ignited right in the middle of a rural road during the night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The president’s misconceived Middle East policy has been laid bare, and few allies will rush to the rescueThey must be laughing their socks off in Tehran. The days following last weekend’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities, blamed by the US on Iran, have seen an almost comical display of indecision, confusion and bluster by the leader of the world’s most powerful country. As a result, Iran looks stronger … and Donald Trump looks like a clown. If Iranian leaders intended to call Trump’s bluff, they have succeeded – for now at least. The president’s immediate reaction to the attacks was to declare the US “locked and loaded” for retaliatory strikes. Then he remembered he’s opposed to fighting wars in the Middle East and hopes to be re-elected next year. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    It looks like Tesla has been pushed to the limit by the unofficial competition with its electric rival, Porsche, at the Nurburgring racetrack. Elon Musk’s Model S had to be towed from the track as a smug Taycan zoomed by. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    In a country where critics disappear into prisons and endure torture, the videos posted by a former government contractor have blown open the secret world of the Egyptian army and riveted the Arab world.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt over the weekend calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down -  in the first major protests against his rule since he took power in 2014. In the capital, Cairo, dozens of protesters gathered on Friday night near Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrators chanted slogans echoing the Arab Spring uprisings that briefly defied dictatorships across the region. Police responded with teargas. The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said security forces reportedly rounded up at least four dozen people in Cairo and elsewhere in the country in a move that was condemned by Human Rights Watch. The protesters took to the streets following calls to mobilise by a self-exiled businessman,  Muhammad Ali, who accused corruption by the military and government in a series of online posts that went viral online. Small groups of protesters gather in central Cairo shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 21, 2019. Credit: Reuters Mr Ali alleged his contracting business had witnessed the large scale misuse of public funds in the building of luxurious hotels, presidential palaces and a tomb for the President's mother, who died in 2014. The allegations came as economic reforms and austerity have squeezed Egypt's lower and middle classes badly. In a rambling speech on Tuesday, Mr el-Sissi angrily dismissed the allegations as "sheer lies." He portrayed Mr Ali's videos as an attempt to weaken Egypt and undermine the public's trust in the military. Police vehicles are seen in central Cairo as protesters gather shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo Credit: Reuters Mr el-Sissi, a former army general, has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands.  He came to power after the military ousted an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013, amid mass protests against his one-year-rule. He promised to continue building new presidential residences despite the claims. "I am building a new country," he said, warning Egyptians against protesting or repeating the 2011 uprising. Egypt's 2011 revolutionaries reflect as Sisi consolidates power On Friday night, security forces speedily dispersed the scattered protests, which came directly after a soccer game between al-Ahly, Egypt's biggest team, and its archrival Zamalek. No casualties were reported. The willingness of the protesters to defy police and laws that all but ban public protests is being regarded as a potential turning point against the President’s rule, however small. "This is a very important development because this was the first such protest against the rule of el-Sissi," said political scientist Mustafa Kamel el-Sayed of Cairo University. "The small demonstrations demolished the wall of fear installed by el-Sissi and that could lead to more protests in the future."
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Fragments of ancient viruses that infected our ancestors over millions of years, and remain dormant in our DNA, offer a tantalizing opportunity to find and kill cancers effectively, according to new research. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Hong Kong enters 16th weekend of protests as police warn violence escalating beyond control  CNNHong Kong police, protesters face off in fresh clashes as fights break out over 'Lennon Walls' tear-down  Fox NewsHong Kong protests: Demonstrators throw molotov cocktails amid clashes with police  The IndependentHong Kong police fire tear gas after protestors throw petrol bombs in latest clash | TheHill  The HillHong Kong Unrest Persists With Violence Between Protesters, Police  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The Rugby World Cup exploded in Tokyo as France and Argentina engaged in a full-on 20-man brawl after the final whistle of their opening match in Japan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Once solidly Republican, the Lone Star State now looks like a realistic target for Democrats – with female campaigners leading the charge. Andrew Buncombe reports from Austin
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Entertainment superstar Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, will present the winner of the UFC 244 main event between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz with a special $50,000 "BMF" belt, according to UFC president Dana White. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The US has granted exemptions from tariffs on parts for Apple’s new Mac Pro and on some accessories made in China. This comes amid a wider easing of duties on Chinese goods, but contrasts with President Trump’s earlier remarks. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Drug crime going hand in hand with guns in US far-right networks
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The chief of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has vowed to shoot down all drones violating the nation’s airspace and repel any aggressor. The warning came after the US accused Iran of hitting Saudi oil sites. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    China's e-commerce boom is fueling demand for storage spaces and offers opportunities for those looking into putting their money in real estate, says Jean Eric Salata from Baring Private Equity Asia.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Yellow Vest protesters seeking respite from tear gas in a Paris train station were accompanied by an unexpected live soundtrack as a talented pianist played on nearby, undeterred by the melée around him. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Dance legend more used to sell-out crowds joins tiny gathering united by enthusiasm for life from other planets
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    While the ‘mainstream’ global economy is struggling with deflation and negative interest rates ‘insanity,’ bitcoin seems to be entering the stage as an answer to economic problems, an expert has told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Eight vape-related deaths in a year and hundreds of illnesses cause growing concern over safety of devices
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Steven Weber died after the underwater proposal in Tanzania
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Moscow showcased its multiple rocket launchers and mine-clearing vehicles during a massive military drill with China and India. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Moscow showcased its multiple rocket launchers and mine-clearing vehicles during a massive military drill with China and India. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The Venezuelan government has released what it says is more evidence of Western-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido’s ties to notorious Colombian drug lords and paramilitaries. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Oil markets went for a wild ride this week in the aftermath of the drone strike on one of the world’s most important crude processing facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Yemen houthi rebels say they will stop
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Saudi Arabia may have joined the US in blaming Iran for last week’s attack on its oil facilities, but the kingdom’s response clearly shows it doesn’t believe it to be true, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators amid an array of protests in the French capital – including rallies by Yellow Vests, environmental activists and a far-left trade union.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Yemen’s Houthi rebels announced late Friday night that they were stopping drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Mars may be hiding water deep beneath its surface, NASA’s InSight lander has discovered – and the planet’s magnetic field has a life of its own, pulsing at the stroke of midnight in a manner utterly unlike anything found on Earth. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The US is sending reinforcements to Saudi Arabia and UAE to protect what it believes to be its own assets, and put additional pressure on Iran, increasing the risk of a sudden and devastating regional war, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Blackstone Executive Vice Chairman Tony James says he's less optimistic now than before that the U.S.-China trade war could be resolved, but even a smaller deal could help lift sentiment.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Two teens were injured as a shooting interrupted a high school football game in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, forcing an evacuation of the stadium. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Two teens were injured as a shooting interrupted a high school football game in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, forcing an evacuation of the stadium. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The day we had all been waiting for is finally here -- but it wasn't as exciting as expected. And that's probably for the best.
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    The former TV star was elected president this year.
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    Two major Democratic presidential candidates plan to visit striking General Motors workers in Detroit in the coming days as a five-day-old labor dispute threatens to enter its second week.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    YouTube is reversing course – and apologizing profusely – after an attempt to strip popular channels of their verification checks nearly triggered an uprising. Management listening to the users - is this a social media first? Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Millions of people across the globe took part in protests on Friday demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. The strike kicks off a week of environmental activism before the UN Climate Action Summit Continue reading...
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly using users’ personal information – orders of magnitude larger than the 400 they’d previously acknowledged – but they’ve promised to do better next time. Again. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    School students and protesters gather at a climate strike rally in Sydney
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Yemen’s Houthi rebels have announced a halt on strikes against Saudi Arabia, adding that they expect reciprocal steps from Riyadh. The ceasefire offer comes days after a major attack on Saudi oil refineries claimed by the Houthis. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    A firefighter and archery enthusiast is making some extra cash with a novel if modest contribution to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes - taking paying customers out for boat rides on the Illinois River to hunt invasive Asian carp fish with bows and arrows.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The droning noise that the US dubbed “sonic attacks” on the unwell diplomats in Havana has previously been attributed to crickets. But the mystery symptoms prompted more studies, with one now pointing to… gases that kill insects. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry, as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Frank Bainimarama, Enele Sopoaga and Hilda Heine hope their urgent demands for action will save their island nations from the rising wavesIt is the final night of the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu and the Fijian prime minister is explaining how to drink kava.“You clap first,” says Frank Bainimarama, as the smooth wooden bowl is passed around the circle. “Then you have to gulp in one go; then you clap again – one, two, three.” Continue reading...
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    The Hui minority, a mostly Islamic people who speak Chinese, face increasing restrictions on religious observance, raising fears of Xinjiang-style oppression.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Benjamin Netanyahu's political base has fractured, leading to an uncertain future.
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    Under a new law that just went into effect in New York, children who were not vaccinated on religious grounds will no longer be permitted to attend public elementary schools in the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Under a new law that just went into effect in New York, children who were not vaccinated on religious grounds will no longer be permitted to attend public elementary schools in the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory
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    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday tried to reassure investors in the city's debt that she will take on big financial problems, while providing no new clues as to how she plans to accomplish the task.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    More US troops and air defense systems are headed for the Persian Gulf to “bolster defenses” of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon announced after the embarrassing attack on Saudi oil facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Millions had responded to viral joke Facebook event calling for raid on secretive facility
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    Hundreds of thousands of protesters joined Global Climate Strike. Here are some of the best signs from the rallies.      
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    Ej Kimball: "Rather than parroting the false narratives and biased framing that had become staples of ineffective American diplomacy, [U.S. Mideast envoy Jason] Greenblatt set out to publicly discredit them."
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Shocking video shows SUV driving inside Woodfield Mall, located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. Police say the suspect is in custody.       
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The largest shopping center in Vladivostok has gone up in flames. Emergency services are trying to put out the fire, while the shocked residents of the largest city in Russia’s Far East are posting images on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The largest shopping center in Vladivostok has gone up in flames. Emergency services are trying to put out the fire, while the shocked residents of the largest city in Russia’s Far East are posting images on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The prince denies all her allegations
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    LGBTQ South Koreans face widespread discrimination and activists say the law must change to protect them.
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    Follow the latest updates from Washington
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    John Bradburne had "few possessions, only love" say the leprosy patients he cared for 40 years ago.
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    Alien-hunters are arriving near Area 51 after a viral craze that saw them commit to storm the mysterious US military base.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    "Soon, it's going to get to the point where there is no way that we can actually detect [deepfakes] anymore, so we have to look at other types of solutions," says Hao Li.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump participates in a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House September 20, 2019
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The United Nations is being urged by more than 1,000 of its employees to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting down on perks, such as business-class flights and travel allowances. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Thirteen employees of the Vale mining conglomerate and a German firm are accused of fraudulently confirming the dam was safe before it ruptured in January.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Scores of migrants were detained this week in Arizona as they poured over the Mexico-US border, according to US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which released footage of an 81-person caravan before it was stopped. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Scores of migrants were detained this week in Arizona as they poured over the Mexico-US border, according to US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which released footage of an 81-person caravan before it was stopped. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A sport utility vehicle drove into the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois and drove around inside, scattering the shoppers. There are unconfirmed reports of injuries and the driver is in police custody. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A sport utility vehicle drove into the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois and drove around inside, scattering the shoppers. There are unconfirmed reports of injuries and the driver is in police custody. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Indian Prime Minister Modi will address supporters in Houston, where he will be joined by Donald Trump.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated ‘raid.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated ‘raid.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The BBC's Frank Gardner visits the Khurais and Abqaiq facilities targeted by drones and missiles.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are now on sale. CNN Business tested the phones in the real world to find out whether they're worth an upgrade.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    President insists he has done nothing wrong and says investigators should focus on Democratic frontrunner instead
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A stubborn performance by Russia on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup where they came close to a monumental upset against host nation Japan, suggesting that rugby is a sport very much on the rise in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump called the US media the “laughing stock of the world” and a “joke” over reports of a spy whistleblower alarmed by his conversations with a foreign leader, which he dismissed as “a political hack job.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump called the US media the “laughing stock of the world” and a “joke” over reports of a spy whistleblower alarmed by his conversations with a foreign leader, which he dismissed as “a political hack job.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Twitter has permanently banned nearly three hundred accounts based in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, citing “platform manipulation” which boosted support for the Saudi government and “targeted” countries like Iran and Qatar. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    She wasn't allowed to meet the woman who saved her life until now.       
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    After a dismal run since the Disney acquisition closed in March, 20th Century Fox is looking to the stars to help right the ship.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Deployment not 'in thousands' but officials refuse to provide full details
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The president is already planning for a post-election role as chief interlocutor with the Taliban.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's central bank, calling the measures the toughest ever imposed on another country by the United States.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups which had hoped it would go further.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    "The brilliant US air defense systems could not repel an attack," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    At least two dead as hundreds of homes flooded and thousands left without power
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Demonstrations inspired by teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg take place ahead of UN climate summit in New York
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The bizarre journey of a “warrior-shaman,” who sought to “oust Putin” from the Kremlin, seems to have reached an end with the man’s admission to a mental health facility. The shaman, however, claims he’s facing criminal charges. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The bizarre journey of a “warrior-shaman,” who sought to “oust Putin” from the Kremlin, seems to have reached an end with the man’s admission to a mental health facility. The shaman, however, claims he’s facing criminal charges. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    An attempt to light up a football flare turned out to be a nightmare for a Brazilian fan, who lost his hand in a terrifying incident after the explosive device unexpectedly blew up prematurely. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned hopes for the Oval Office and called it quits on his 2020 presidential campaign, which consistently failed to crack one percent in the polls and was plagued by a torrent of gaffes. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned hopes for the Oval Office and called it quits on his 2020 presidential campaign, which consistently failed to crack one percent in the polls and was plagued by a torrent of gaffes. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The Nigerian Army, operating in the country’s besieged northeast, has shut the offices of NGO Action Against Hunger (AAH). The group is accused of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The UFC needs a Mexican superstar to capture the attention of the fight-crazy nation and 145-pound star Yair Rodriguez wants to be that man. But to do that, he'll need to finish Jeremy Stephens in Mexico City on Saturday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A priest has presented Irish PM Leo Varadkar with a bottle of holy water, much to the amusement of bystanders, a gift intended to give a bit of “added protection” ahead of his scheduled meeting with UK premier Boris Johnson. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Iran is escalating with the US, not Saudi alistair Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:44
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    'I've always had a good relationship with Justin,' says president
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Tropical Depression Imelda has flooded south-east Texas, a region that had only just started to recover from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Some areas have received almost 30in of rain, with Governor Gregg Abbott declaring a state of disaster for 13 counties Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he has ordered sanctions on Iran’s national bank following the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Why are Islamist autocrats so hung up on being able to obliterate their enemies with the touch of a button?
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    An unnamed Premier League player is understood to be at the center of a blackmail plot after being caught cheating on his partner and reportedly jumping from a hotel window to evade detection, a UK court has heard. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    From regime change to rapprochement? Turkey’s shifting Syria policy alistair Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:13
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The mystery surrounding the era of the Denisovans, the human race that went extinct about 50,000 years ago leaving almost no clue as to what they looked like, has finally been solved, with the face of a teenager named ‘Denise.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Rapper has testified as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged gang members
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    After the OECD issued a downbeat outlook for global growth citing the trade dispute between the US and China, an expert tells RT’s Boom Bust that the correlation has become ‘obvious’ not only to the regulator, but to the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    In Poland, LGBT+ activists have been holding marches all summer, campaigning for rights such as civil partnerships or marriage. While the liberal opposition supports them, the conservative-nationalist government certainly does not. Alongside members of the clergy, it openly opposes the movement, turning LGBT+ rights into a campaign issue ahead of October's general election. In the meantime, Polish society remains deeply divided on the subject. Our correspondent reports.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Action Against Hunger urges authorities to allow ‘life-saving’ work to continue after sanction imposed without ‘notice or explanation’ The Nigerian army has ordered Action Against Hunger to close its main office in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, amid allegations the group has been “aiding and abetting terrorism”.Soldiers forced the organisation to stop its work in the region on 18 September. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The presidential hopeful throws in the towel after failing to distinguish himself in a crowded field
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has opened up about his feelings on the contentious Irish backstop, revealing more than we ever wanted to know. Oddly, he claimed he doesn’t have an “erotic relationship” with it. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    As young people across planet march on cities to demand action, those in territories already suffering the dire impact of environmental catastrophe add their voices to calls for urgent action
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    This week in our Guardian Print Shop series we have an image shot by Murdo MacLeod of swans gathered in the evening lightWith the birds front-lit against a darkening sky, this photograph of swans at Linlithgow in Scotland may look like a glorious nature scene, but the reality behind it is a little different. On the day it was taken – 6 April 2006 – bird flu was found in a dead swan in Cellardyke, a coastal village about 10 miles south of St Andrews, Fife. The bird had the dubious honour of being the first wild bird in Britain to be found with the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus. That year marked the peak of the media frenzy surrounding bird flu, when it erupted out of Asia, spread across Russia and fanned out into Europe and Africa. To date, no humans have been infected with the virus in the UK. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The Today presenter has asked his final question. Now it’s your turn to quiz the BBC inquisitor…Thursday was John Humphrys’s last day presenting the Today programme, during which he interviewed former prime minister David Cameron about his memoir, For the Record. The veteran presenter, who joined the programme 32 years ago, had announced his plans to step down in February, telling Radio 4’s World At One: “I love doing the programme, I have always enjoyed it, always loved it. And I still [do], that’s the problem; obviously I should have gone years ago.”Born in Cardiff in 1943, Humphrys left school at 15 and started his career working for local papers. He joined the BBC as a reporter based in Liverpool in 1966, becoming presenter of the Nine O’Clock News in 1981 and of the Today programme in 1987. Over the years, he has reported on stories such as the Aberfan disaster, Watergate and apartheid in South Africa. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    How much is the world's most expensive horse worth? It's a question with no easy answer, but there are decades' worth of jaw-dropping sums involved.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Pavel Ustinov, an actor who was jailed for assaulting a policeman during a protest in Moscow, has been released on parole. His sentence, which he appealed, was slated as miscarriage of justice by many in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Two of five wounded are in critical condition
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Employees urge charity to consider using donations to fund jobs as management say job losses are unavoidableStaff at Amnesty International are to vote on whether to strike over a dispute about redundancies.The trade union Unite will ballot its 300 members at the human rights organisation next week. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Company notes violations of its 'platform manipulation' policies
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Apparent climbdown follows wave of anger and criticism over draconian draft lawsIndonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has ordered his government to postpone the ratification of a deeply controversial criminal code that would outlaw living together outside marriage, extramarital sex and insulting the president.The apparent climbdown came in a surprise address at the state palace on Friday afternoon, and follows an outpouring of anger and criticism about the draconian draft laws. Related: Outcry at Indonesia draft criminal code that could see unmarried couples jailed Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Dentist Seunggun Lee was used to filling gaps in teeth. But when he spotted a gap in Korea's banking industry, it was too obvious to ignore.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    There are more than 560 Thomas Cook stores in the UK
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Louise Casey says Birmingham demonstrations have been put in ‘all-too-difficult box’The former integration tsar, Dame Louise Casey, has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham school.Casey said the government had failed to act on what she described as homophobic demonstrations because it was in the “all-too-difficult box”.(June 6, 2018)  Continue reading...
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    A British rapper’s ‘tasteless’ publicity stunt has been lambasted on social media, after he waved a fake severed head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson during an award show. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Rudy Giuliani contradicts himself over claims he requested corruption probe into former vice-president
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Follow the latest updates from what could be the largest climate protest in history
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel's general election this week, giving the party led by Benny Gantz a slim lead over Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    'They're not going to find what they're looking for, and they are going to get angry'
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Tokyo may be the most ‘overworked’ city – but there are ways to measure how hard a city works other than simply totting up the overtimeIn July 2013, 31-year-old Miwa Sado, a reporter for Japan’s national broadcaster NHK, was found dead in her Tokyo apartment. She had died from heart failure. It was later revealed that Sado had logged 159 hours and 37 minutes of overtime at work in the month before her death. Sado’s death was officially designated as a “death from overwork”.So common are cases of people dying from overwork in Japan that the country has a special term for it, karoshi. The first case of karoshi was recorded in 1969; according to government data, Japan had 190 deaths from overwork in 2017. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene fears medical impact of failure to prepare for global heating over next 25 yearsThe climate crisis represents the biggest threat to the future of global health over the next quarter of a century, according to a survey of top medical professionals.The vast majority of members of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, some of whom are responsible for significant discoveries in tropical diseases that plague poorer countries, believe governments and health bodies are failing to prepare adequately for the medical impacts of global heating. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Alien enthusiasts are descending on rural Nevada en masse for a pair of festivals celebrating Area 51 and the UFOs it could be hiding – but locals don't want them there and neither do the military, who've called in reinforcements. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Facebook has invoked its free speech right as a publisher, insisting its ability to smear users as extremists is protected, but its legal immunity thus far has rested on a law which protects platforms, not publishers. Which is it? Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    In Canberra and Kabul, Cape Town and Berlin, and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The Saudi-led coalition said it launched a military operation against Tehran-linked Yemeni rebels Thursday, in its first known strike since an attack on the kingdom's oil industry that was blamed on Iran.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    As the former PM publishes his memoirs, Patrick Wintour tells Anushka Asthana that Cameron’s pursuit of austerity and decision to call an EU referendum sowed the seeds of his demise. Plus, in opinion, George Monbiot on the global climate strikeDavid Cameron announced his intention to resign as prime minister the morning after Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum he had decided to hold and then lost. It came after years of austerity, his government’s response to the global financial crisis, in which huge cuts to local services had hit communities hard. The Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, tells Anushka Asthana that as political editor at the time, he watched Cameron’s rise to the leadership and then into Downing Street. But his premiership was to be defined by those two big crises: the 2008 economic crash and Brexit. As Cameron publishes his memoirs, the consequences of the decisions he made as prime minister are still playing out in real time. Continue reading...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump got “played” with misinformation by Israeli officials including PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who’d take liberties with the truth if it would sway the US, according to ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The United States said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
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    Just when you thought the Russiagate horse was well and truly dead, count on House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff to whip it back into life with another saucy tale of collusion, conspiracy and cover-up. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Donald Trump has angrily denied reports he made a promise to a mystery foreign leader during a phone call from the Oval Office that so troubled one US intelligence official they felt compelled to file a whistleblower complaint about it, predictably dismissing the story and asking: "Is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate?"
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Families are being preyed on by Mexican cartels as they wait to cross the US border.
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Incident has landed the prime minister in hot water as his Liberal party fights to secure another term in a tightly contested electionCanadians have long been aware that Justin Trudeau likes to dress up.His tendency to appropriate dress and customs from other cultures has prompted gentle mockery from rival politicians and the media: on a trip to India last year, he was photographed in a kurta on numerous occasions. He has Indigenous art tattooed his shoulder. He wears Ramadan socks and dances to bhangra music. Continue reading...
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    A massive blaze has engulfed a central mall in the Chechen capital of Grozny. Infernal videos from the scene show all three floors of the building on fire and emergency workers struggling to contain the flames. Read Full Article at RT.com
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Heavy rainfall from the remains of Tropical Storm Imelda has flooded parts of southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas.
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    An attack against all in the Middle East alistair Thu, 09/19/2019 - 15:44
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Adam Schiff says acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire's refusal to share the complaint with Congress is 'unprecedented'
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Office of Refugee Resettlement admits the government is pouring millions of dollars into empty detention facilities
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Do we even know the real deadline for avoiding a no-deal Brexit? The UK's Supreme Court is to decide whether Boris Johnson had the right to order parliament's longest suspension since 1945. Finland and France are telling the UK’s prime minister that he has until the end of this month to put proposals in writing in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit. But does Johnson even want a deal? Those in the front line suddenly seem more open to compromise. Could an eleventh hour settlement still be possible?
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Opponents of the move warn that "the odour of right wing political correctness that comes through this definitely could have a chilling effect"
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Former Tunisia president dies aged 83 after suffering from prostate cancer, lawyer says
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Reported strike comes after Riyadh displays debris it claims shows Iranian involvement
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Footage of the fight was posted to Snapchat and other social media platforms
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    A UK travel firm that specializes in holidays for over-50s has come under fire on social media and branded “xenophobic,” after customers were sent a brochure promoting a cruise “exclusively for Brits.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    President loves reading Twitter and watching Fox News
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday was named the incoming chairman of Business Roundtable, the prominent group of 192 chief executives representing corporate America's interests in Washington.
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Politician's resolution would call on Congress to pass a range of gun control measures
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Couple say they gave the big cat a little nudge, after initially thinking it was a neighbour's pet
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Military divers, speedboats, helicopters, and warships took part in the fiery drills, which saw the Russian marines successfully neutralizing a simulated enemy unit that infiltrated one of the country’s Arctic islands. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    The risks are detailed in budget requests from the Pentagon over the past three years
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Up for Debate: Israeli elections alistair Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:28
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Arab politicians believe Netanyahu's rhetoric actually galvanised support for their coalition
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    'She is beautiful,' says shocked neighbour
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    President files lawsuit after state prosecutors subpoena his financial records amid probe
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Analysis: Can a political career built on his progressive reputation survive unearthing of incidents decried as 'racist'?
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Gay marriage is not recognised in the country
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Your downloadable guide to the UK's energy system and why it must change to meet climate pledges.
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities.
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Alexander Gabyshev was attempting to walk 5,000 miles from Siberia to banish 'demon' president
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    The Massachusetts congressman sees himself as the heir apparent to his family's political dynasty. But can he defeat establishment progressive?
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Controversy erupts five weeks ahead of close-fought election
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Corrupt government officials have stolen billions from Russians. We look at the top 6 recent corruption scandals in Russia, from a city chief with 1,700 pieces of real estate to the police colonel with apartments full of rubles. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Delta passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale were so terrified when their plane suddenly dropped nearly 30,000 feet that they began texting family members to tell them they loved them. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    'The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when they were targeted,' says tribal elder
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Julia's partnership with Autism Speaks sparks debate in the autistic community
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    Disentangling responsibility has been made so much harder by casual peacetime mendacityTruth is notoriously the first casualty in war, but even more so in the run-up to a war.The Middle East finds itself in the strange position at the moment where an undoubted crime has been committed, an apparent perpetrator has come forward providing elaborate supporting details of the weapon used, the motive and timing, but the victim refuses to believe the confessor, and instead accuses a third party. Continue reading...
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Clip released hours after apology for 'Arabian Nights' costume
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Former British PM David Cameron has revealed how he used to wake up each day wondering how Speaker of the House John Bercow would “make my life hell,” claiming the actions of the iconic chair often left him baffled. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Exchange prompts nervous laughter from officials
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Thai authorities say it has reached a dangerous level in the last few days
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    He says he would return to US if guaranteed fair trial
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    They are also 'twice as likely to have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders yet often have little contact with service providers,' researcher says
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has taken a swipe at David Cameron, calling him “desperate,” after the former UK PM revealed he asked the Queen to intervene during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Democrats remain divided over issue after first hearing with Corey Lewandowski
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Airman taken to hospital after two-hour ordeal in Brittany
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    'Permanent Record' asks the reader what it means to have personal information stored online, readily accessible and potentially available forever, says Jennifer Szalai
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    'They have to clean it up. We can't have our cities going to hell'
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    In a somewhat disturbing case of deja vu, the emergency warning sirens sounded in several parts of Hawaii early Wednesday evening, evoking memories of January’s false ballistic missile alert. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    The Guardian has partnered with Friends of the Earth and theprintspace to host the Art of Activism, a month-long fundraiser and exhibition featuring pre-eminent activists including Katharine Hamnett, Greta Thunberg and the Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller. Fifteen works from the exhibition have been curated exclusively for the Guardian Print Shop. You can buy a print or a limited edition Katharine Hamnett tote bag to support the campaign, with profits going to Friends of the Earth· Buy your exclusive print and limited edition tote bag here Continue reading...
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    Five possible scenarios for rivals Benny Gantz and Benjamin NetanyahuIsraelis have voted in a second election that has left the country in a political stalemate.In the coming days, the president will consult party leaders before choosing the person he believes has the best chance of putting together a coalition. Continue reading...
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    Putin and emir of Qatar among leaders who spoke to president around time inspector general issued 'urgent concern' notification
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    Incumbent had invited main rival Benny Gantz to form 'broad, unity government'
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    23-year-old is currently testifying against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang in order to have his own sentence reduced

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