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Jesus was married? Ancient manuscript may be authentic RT News   MANUSCRIPT
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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Why Iran’s leadership is opposed to US negotiations despite pressure alistair Mon, 09/23/2019 - 16:28
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    How Libya’s economic structures enrich the militias alistair Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:14
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    He had earlier this month given a two-week deadline.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Without the 182-day waiting period.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    This has been going on for three years now.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Street was inaugurated on the occasion of Saudi's 89th National Day.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As the New York Times continues its pivot to race-focused coverage, more arguably racist and anti-Semitic tweets by an editor have come to light — just weeks after another employee apologized for "offensive" past comments. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As the New York Times continues its pivot to race-focused coverage, more arguably racist and anti-Semitic tweets by an editor have come to light — just weeks after another employee apologized for "offensive" past comments. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    CNN poll puts Warren on 22% to Biden’s 20%, while impeachment talk swirls as Trump seems to confirm he discussed Biden in Ukraine call 4.15pm BST The White House is reportedly giving serious consideration to releasing the transcript of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, despite concerns about the precedent it could set.CNN reports: However, some senior administration officials, like Secretary of State Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, are against the idea because of the precedent releasing it could set with future foreign leaders — and because putting it out could give Congress ammunition to demand transcripts of Trump’s calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin. White House officials were soliciting opinions from outside advisers over the weekend about whether they should release the transcript of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, as well as how advisers think the White House should message it if the transcript was ‘embarrassing.’ 4.08pm BST A Politico reporter noted that Trump’s comments on his phone call with the Ukrainian president may indicate that the possibility of withholding military aid from the country was under consideration:"why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt"—seems like Trump is admitting that $$ to Ukraine was on the table during that call, in which he asked Zelensky to investigate Biden. https://t.co/qMeddr6p5G Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Latest summary: Rescue efforts underwayWedding in ruins due to overnight collapseFull story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks failThomas Cook collapse: your questions answeredHow have you been affected? 4.15pm BST The town of Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire, is reeling from the collapse of Thomas Cook.Grim scenes at Thomas Cook HQ in Peterborough. Many staff have been told they no longer have a job & will have to apply to insolvency service to get paid this month. Some leaving in tears with belongings in boxes, but still remarkable goodwill towards the company pic.twitter.com/9bwpUz32nqA man who has worked for Thomas Cook for 17 years is among those leaving the HQ in Peterborough for the last time. Told me they’ve been told this morning they won’t be getting paid at the end of the month and will need to contact the insolvency service. 3.55pm BST YouGov have conducted a snap poll today, which found that a majority (54%) of people think the government was right not to step in and save Thomas Cook.Nearly a quarter (22%) think Boris Johnson should have intervened, with the rest not sure. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Brighton, including the debate to decide if the party will commit to campaigning for remain nowLabour rows over Brexit worsen before crucial votes at conferenceMcDonnell says Labour would introduce 32-hour working weekHow the Labour plan to move to 32-hour working week might workMcDonnell says Labour would expand public services available for free 4.14pm BST These are from Sunder Katwala, a former general secretary of the Fabian Society.It seems quite possible that Labour conference will adopt at least two clashing Brexit policies today.A curious thing about this debate: pro-leadership motion that Remainers would now see as a defeat gives them the thing they struggled to prise from the leadership for 3 years.The conference reactions to these speeches suggest that these two competing intuitions both have considerable appeal to Labour members.- Labour should stand for remain- Labour should seek to unite, appealing to both remain & leave voters can support itNever sure how far the floor debate affects Labour conference voting, but this debate feels like it is going better for the leadership than was expected. Arguments about wanting to speak for "the 99% not the 48% or the 52%" are popular, beyond calls to back the leader. 4.12pm BST Juan Baeza, from Brighton Pavilion CLP, says members should unite behind the leader and reject composite 13. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Members at the party's annual conference will choose between backing Remain or staying neutral.
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    Arms sales can’t replace U.S. engagement in the Gulf szuke Mon, 09/23/2019 - 11:12
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    In an angry and emotional speech at the United Nations climate summit on Monday, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders for failing to act.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Rob an email 4.08pm BST Rain or bad light have stopped play everywhere except Canterbury and Chester-le-Street. These are the latest scores: 4.02pm BST Matt Parkinson celebrated his England call-up by dismissing his twin brother Callum, LBW for 29. Leicestershire were dismissed for 155, with a rampant Richard Gleeson taking six for 43. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The decline of France's iconic cafés, from 200,000 to fewer than 40,000 in a half-century, is depriving the French of cozy watering-holes where they've gathered for generations. (Sept. 22)      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    World leaders gather in New York for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A full-scale revolt was in the works amid demands for the opposition party to campaign openly against leaving the European Union.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    UN chief announces creation of Syria constitutional committee
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    He plans to sell the gold and send money home.
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    A barrister has called for new laws against practices that harm the environment – including eating meat. But some experts say criminalising carnivores could do more harm than goodThat late-night kebab might be considered a guilty pleasure, but could it one day be seen as a crime against the planet? Will the time come when the only means of procuring a slab of Aberdeen Angus is from a dodgy dealer with a cool box? The barrister Michael Mansfield has suggested that we should have new laws against ecocide – practices that destroy the planet – and that under them, meat could be targeted. “I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet, it is not preposterous to think that one day it will become illegal,” he said.A study last year by researchers at the University of Oxford, published in the journal Nature, showed meat and dairy produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions and takes up 83% of farmland, but delivers just 18% of calories and 37% of protein. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The tour firm's failure means more than 150,000 British tourists will need to be brought back.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Immersive art installation on United Nations buildings in New York calls for drastic measures to stop global warming.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Donald Trump has insisted he is not taking the threat of impeachment "at all seriously", after effectively admitting he asked a foreign leader to investigate potential 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Donald Trump has insisted he is not taking the threat of impeachment "at all seriously", despite effectively admitting he asked a foreign leader to investigate his main rival in the 2020 presidential election.Asked by a reporter how seriously he was taking the prospect, as he arrived at the United Nations in New York, the president said: "Not at all seriously.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump, arriving at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, was asked about the possibility of meeting Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani after tensions over an attack on Saudi oil facilities.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Don’t pretend you don’t relate to this goat on so many levels.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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 was not scheduled to attend but showed up unexpectedly Monday morning.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Russian sport officials said they are working to resolve issues with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Otherwise, there may be a new round of flashy headlines, Olympic bans and, years later, arbitrage hearings to overturn them. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    French President Emmanuel Macron is due to address a UN climate summit in New York, where world leaders have gathered to try to inject fresh momentum into efforts to curb carbon emissions. Watch his address live from 5:10pm Paris time (GMT+2).
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    His duties included loading travellers' luggage onto the conveyer belt from the container and vice versa.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Brighton, including the debate to decide if the party will commit to campaigning for remain nowLabour rows over Brexit worsen before crucial votes at conferenceMcDonnell says Labour would introduce 32-hour working weekHow the Labour plan to move to 32-hour working week might workMcDonnell says Labour would expand public services available for free 3.58pm BST Kate Hudson from CWU says she is speaking in support of the NEC statement, “our leader’s position”.When people are trapped in poverty and reliant on food banks, Brexit is drowning out the debates the party should be having, she says. 3.51pm BST Sophie Wilson, a councillor from Sheffield Hallam CLP, says what her constituents need is a socialist government led by Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s policy could not be more simple, she says. She says the party cannot ignore the votes of those who voted leave. She says it makes sense to leave the decision to a special conference after the election. She urges delegates to support composite 14. Continue reading...
  • 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
    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were in South Africa on Monday for their first overseas tour since the birth of their first child.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Latest summary: Rescue efforts underwayWedding in ruins due to overnight collapseFull story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks failThomas Cook collapse: your questions answeredHow have you been affected? 3.55pm BST YouGov have conducted a snap poll today, which found that a majority (54%) of people think the government was right not to step in and save Thomas Cook.Nearly a quarter (22%) think Boris Johnson should have intervened, with the rest not sure. 3.34pm BST One Thomas Cook holiday maker has described emotional scenes on his flight home to Gatwick airport during the early hours of Monday morning. Charity worker Joe Jeness, 34, and his partner Gaynor were on one of the last scheduled flights from Lanzarote to London when the Captain announced over the tannoy system that the travel company had gone into receivership. “I asked one of the air hostesses if she was ok and she replied “Such is life.” “It was a very bumpy flight and one woman was really upset and she was attended to by one of the cabin crew. It was amazing how caring she was considering the circumstances.”“After we touched down though the crew were visibly upset. One of the air hostesses had tears in her eyes when we got off the plane and we saw others hugging each other. “The Captain came and stood at the exit with the crew and every passenger who got off the plane wished them well. It was heartbreaking.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Plans to cut CO2 emissions will be unveiled, but US President Donald Trump will not attend the talks.
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    The supernatural story of love, betrayal and death can be seen in three wildly different versions in the UK this autumn There’s something special about Giselle. Ever since its gas-lit premiere in 1841 at the Paris Opera, audiences have thrilled to the spectral sights and emotional heights of this romantic ballet. Dancers still covet the so-called Hamlet of ballerina roles – that of a lovestruck peasant girl who goes mad and dies of grief after discovering she’s been duped by her well-born beau, only to join the undead ranks of the Wilis, a white-clad corps de ballet of vengeful female spirits intent on dancing faithless men to death.Originally choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, later revised in Russia by imperial ballet master Marius Petipa, the tale has proven creative catnip for choreographers seeking to reimagine the romantic classic around more contemporary concerns. This autumn, three Giselles are on tour in the UK. In addition to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s traditional production, English National Ballet are reviving Akram Khan’s 2016 version, which transposes medieval feudalism into a late-capitalist world of migrant workers exploited by a conspicuously hedonistic elite. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Hundreds of climate activists paid their respects to a Swiss glacier on Sunday that is due to disappear over the next decade, the victim of a warming environment.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    CNN poll puts Warren on 22% to Biden’s 20%, while impeachment talk swirls as Trump seems to confirm he discussed Biden in Ukraine call 3.54pm BST The Senate’s top Democrat is now pushing the chamber’s majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to request access to the whistleblower complaint about Trump allegedly pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden.In new letter, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer calls on McConnell to take steps to obtain whistleblower complaint and investigate why military aid was withheld from Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/N2bXfbMGJ1 3.46pm BST The eye-popping statistic of the day: nearly 40 percent of House Republicans are leaving or have been pushed out of office since Trump became president.The Washington Post reports: Since Trump’s inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows, nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), and some, such as [Michigan’s Paul] Mitchell, who are simply quitting in disgust. ...The retirement numbers are particularly staggering. All told, 41 House Republicans have left national politics or announced they won’t seek reelection in the nearly three years since Trump took office. That dwarfs the 25 Democrats who retired in the first four years of former president Barack Obama’s tenure — and Republicans privately predict this is only the beginning. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The United States and India could sign a limited trade deal at the end of this month, sources told Reuters. The two countries’ leaders showed up together on Sunday at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, Texas. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world's oldest travel firm Thomas Cook , sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    At least 40 civilians killed in air raid and ground assault on Taliban hideouts by Afghan special forces.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Russia has ratified the Paris climate agreement, marking a shift in rhetoric for the world's fourth largest greenhouse polluter even though its pledged targets are so low it can still increase emissions.  PM Dmitry Medvedev told ministers on Monday he had signed a government order to ratify the 2015 accord, arguing that climate change could endanger key sectors like agriculture as well as the “safety of people living in areas with permafrost,” which covers two-thirds of the country. As part of a national programme to reduce hazardous pollutants and restore forests, Moscow would now have to take into account the international goals of limiting greenhouse gases, he said.  Under the Paris agreement, which allowed countries to set their own targets, Russia pledged to reduce emissions by 25 to 30 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030.  But this is little more than a sleight of hand since the collapse of the Soviet command economy in 1991 cut emissions by 32 per cent, according to state figures. Thus Russia can actually pollute more and still meet its current Paris agreement goals.  The Climate Action Tracker NGO has included Russia among the five countries whose commitments are “critically insufficient” to hold warming within the 2 degrees Celsius that, according to studies, will set off a “new climate regime” in many regions of the world.  As the second-largest oil exporter, Russia contributes to the burning of greenhouse gases around the world and is continuing to develop its oil, gas and coal industries.  At the same time, it is also the world's top exporter of wheat and nuclear technology. The country is warming 2.5 times faster than the rest of the planet and has suffered climate-related catastrophes this year like flooding in the Irkutsk region and record-breaking wildfires across Siberia.  In a speech in July, president Vladimir Putin said Russia is “being hit the hardest” by climate change, but argued that new technologies like nuclear fusion were the solution, rather than a switch to sustainable energy.  He claimed that wind turbines killed birds and “cause worms to come out of the soil,” even though fossil fuel power plants are far more harmful to wildlife.  Mr Putin has denied that global warming is caused by humans, a position that remains unchanged despite the ratification, his spokesman told Bloomberg. Firefighters battle a Siberian wildfire in August. The vast majority are simply allowed to burn Credit: RUSSIAN FEDERATION SERVICE AVIATION FOREST PROTECTION/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund welcomed the decision on the Paris accord, albeit with reservations about the targets. “Against the background of these statements is a different reality, and Russia should take real, visible measures (to reduce emissions),” said Vasily Yablokov of Greenpeace. “Because while there is accounting and figures, there are no real actions to develop a low-carbon economy.” At a discussion of the budget with Mr Putin on Monday, Mr Medvedev said financing for environmental programmes would increase but did not mention the Paris agreement. Mr Putin has reportedly been lobbied by his European counterparts to finally ratify the accord, and he may be afraid of losing out on trade with major partners like Germany, who are implementing stricter standards. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs backtracked on its opposition to the climate agreement in January, citing fear of sanctions against Russian companies.   The decision to ratify the Paris accord via a government order rather than a parliamentary vote may reflect opposition to such environmental measures among many officials.  Russia faces tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure damage from thawing permafrost soil as well as the potential release of ancient diseases and nuclear weapons testing fallout.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A committee that will write a new constitution for Syria, a key part of the political transition in a war-torn country, has finally been formed with the United Nations’ backing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Speaking at an event in London, Standard Chartered's boss said the protests "have had no effect" on its aim to debut an online lender.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As the fall equinox strikes, marking the official end of summer, the Guardian’s Susie Cagle offers and illustrated guide to what the hot summer means for the future Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two workers from a British CCTV firm were jailed on Monday for accessing graphic mortuary footage, later circulated on social media, of the body of the late Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash in January.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford illegally accessed mortuary footage of the footballer's body.
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    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday the creation of a committee on Syria that will include government and opposition representatives to draft a post-war constitution. "I firmly believe that the launching of a Syrian-organized and Syrian-led Constitutional Committee can be the beginning of a political path towards a solution" to the years-long war, Guterres told reporters. Guterres said his envoy to the war-torn country, Geir Pedersen, would bring the committee together in the coming weeks.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Spanish police arrested on Monday nine people linked to Catalonia's pro-independence movement who prosecutors said were plotting violent acts and had been charged with terrorism and possessing explosives.
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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’s holding discussions with European leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.The Supreme Court said it will rule on Johnson’s suspension of Parliament on Tuesday.Key Developments:Labour delegates are debating Brexit and will vote on party policy after 5 p.m.. The result may not be published until Monday eveningSupreme Court to rule on suspension of Parliament at 10:30 a.m. on TuesdayEconomy 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 powerPrime 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 collapseDebate Opens With Reference to Murdered Cox (3:30 p.m.)Delegates at the Labour conference have started debating the party’s policy on Brexit and in the second speech heard a reference to Jo Cox, the Labour lawmaker who was murdered during the 2016 referendum campaign.The speech, by a delegate from the GMB union, set the tone for an emotion-charged series of interventions by delegates.“Let’s not forget what unites us,” Richard Corbett, leader of Labour’s delegation in the European Parliament told delegates in a plea for unity. “We all oppose Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit.” He then went on to call for the party to support remaining in the EU.Labour’s Brexit Options Narrowed to Three (3:15 p.m.)Labour delegates will vote shortly on three different Brexit policies -- and it’s not impossible that all three will pass, potentially handing the party’s leadership contradictory instructions.One vote will be on a statement by the party’s ruling National Executive Committee, in essence endorsing Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit. That means winning an election, negotiating a deal with the EU, then holding a referendum pitching the deal versus Remain -- but postponing a decision on which side to support until after the deal terms are known. It’s an attempt to balance the interests of Leave and Remain supporters, but has angered prominent pro-EU figures in the party.Another vote will be on a motion that closely resembles the NEC statement, but without specifically mentioning delaying the decision.The third motion calls for Labour to immediately become the party of Remain, pledging to hold a second referendum and campaign unambiguously to stay in the European Union. If this is the only motion that passes, Corbyn will be under pressure to immediately shift his stance having pledged to adhere to the decision of the Labour membership. What happens if two or all three motions pass is much less clear.Ireland Not in Mood for Border Compromise (2:34 p.m.)Ireland won’t accept a “halfway house” on how the Irish border will be managed after Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said in New York.Varadkar reiterated that Ireland and the EU need legally-binding assurances on any arrangement that would replace the backstop, adding that while he is not currently scheduled to meet German leader Angela Merkel while at the UN, he does expect to speak to her before October’s summit.Barnier Is Not Seeing Grounds for a Breakthrough (2:11 p.m.)On a visit to Berlin, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, offered a bleak outlook for any prospective resolution on the so-called backstop. Johnson’s government wants to scrap the legally airtight border solution, he said, and “change the way the internal market and border controls operate.”“As I am sure you will understand, this is unacceptable,” Barnier told reporters alongside German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.The state of play is not good, he added.“Let me therefore put it clearly. Based on current U.K. thinking, it is difficult to see how we can arrive at a legally operative solution, which fulfills all the objectives of the backstop.”Business Says Labour Plans Add to Brexit Pain (1:35 p.m.)Business groups criticized Labour’s plan to cut working hours and other policies, urging the opposition party to work with corporate Britain to achieve its wider goals. The biggest industry lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry, said Labour should ground its policies in “reality, not ideology.”“The inclusive ownership fund grabs headlines, but would amount to a tax on workers, pensions and savings,” Confederation of British Industry Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn said in a statement, suggesting a 32-hour working week could push businesses into a loss. “Add these ideas to mass re-nationalization, rising business taxes and ongoing Brexit uncertainty, and we risk hanging a closed sign on the door of our open economy.”British Chambers of Commerce Director-General Adam Marshall said that “Labour should be reaching for the carrot rather than the stick in its approach to business and economic growth.”Supreme Court Ruling Due on Tuesday (1:20 p.m.)The U.K.’s top judges will rule Tuesday morning on whether Boris Johnson acted lawfully when he suspended Parliament.If the Supreme Court finds Johnson suspended Parliament illegally, he could be forced to recall the legislature, giving opponents of a no-deal Brexit time to thwart his plans to leave by Oct. 31. The announcement will come at 10:30 a.m.Labour Pledges to Cut Working Week (12:15 p.m.)The Labour Party would cut the average working week to 32 hours with no loss of pay within a decade, if elected into power, Treasury spokesman John McDonnell said in his speech to the party’s conference.Labour will set up a Working Time Commission to make recommendations on increasing statutory leave requirements and would opt out of the European Time Directive, he said.A Labour-commissioned study published earlier this month rejected the idea of a French-style cap on work time. Instead, economist Robert Skidelsky said the aim should be to reduce hours for public-sector employees to 35 hours per week in a decade, through a policy of investment in automation and efficiency.McDonnell Calls for End to Brexit Division (12:10 ...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Britain's Labour Party pledged on Monday to mobilise financial resources on a scale not seen since the country was rebuilt after World War Two, promising a four-day working week and to spend more on social services if it gets into power.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Britain's Labour Party pledged on Monday to mobilize financial resources on a scale not seen since the country was rebuilt after World War Two, promising a four-day working week and to spend more on social services if it gets into power.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The United States will co-host an event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on China's treatment of Muslim minorities including ethnic Uighurs, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Monday.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    After travel company Thomas Cook collapsed Monday, stranded vacationers have been forced to search for alternative travel plans.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Joey’s hand twin, Rachel’s meat trifle, Ross’s luminous teeth ... as the most popular show on the planet hits 25, here are its most classic momentsTwenty-five years ago, a sitcom debuted on NBC. Starring a clutch of beautiful yet little-known starlets, the sitcom was envisioned as a line in the sand for young Generation X-ers. This was their show, discussing the things they wanted to hear about. It was vital. It was epochal. The sitcom was called Madman of the People, and it was cancelled after one season after reviews called it “impoverished” and “noxious”.However, the show that debuted one hour before Madman of the People was Friends – a sitcom that became so staggeringly popular it still qualifies as one of Netflix’s most watched shows. What better way to celebrate this anniversary than picking through all 236 Friends episodes to find the funniest 25? Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Iran's top diplomat says President Donald Trump "closed the door to negotiations" with the latest U.S. sanctions, which raised the status of Iran's central bank to a "global terrorist" institution. Zarif also said he had no reason to believe Yemen's Houthi rebels were lying when they claimed responsibility for the recent attack on key Saudi oil facilities.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Open letter decries ‘colonialist and ethnocidal policies’President expected to attack left and foreign critics in New YorkIndigenous leaders in Brazil have denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s “colonialist and ethnocidal” policies as the far-right populist headed to New York to defend his treatment of the Amazon and its inhabitants.Bolsonaro is set to make the opening speech at the UN general assembly on Tuesday morning after a wretched few weeks for Brazil’s international reputation in which reports of soaring deforestation and his response to the Amazon fires have cemented his reputation as South America’s “Captain Chainsaw”. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Open letter decries ‘colonialist and ethnocidal policies’President expected to attack left and foreign critics in New YorkIndigenous leaders in Brazil have denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s “colonialist and ethnocidal” policies as the far-right populist headed to New York to defend his treatment of the Amazon and its inhabitants.Bolsonaro is set to make the opening speech at the UN general assembly on Tuesday morning after a wretched few weeks for Brazil’s international reputation in which reports of soaring deforestation and his response to the Amazon fires have cemented his reputation as South America’s “Captain Chainsaw”. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    We are in the middle of a climate breakdown, and all they can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growthThis is all wrong. I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away, and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Man is arrested as trains and buses suspended and nearby offices evacuated A man arrested at Manchester airport has been taken to hospital for assessment after bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package on Monday morning, and the airport interchange and surrounding offices were evacuated.Police officers rushed to the airport’s transport hub in response to reports of a man acting erratically at around 7am. A witness told the Manchester Evening News that a naked man had been seen running in and out of the terminus, waving his arms in the air. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Man is arrested as trains and buses suspended and nearby offices evacuated A man arrested at Manchester airport has been taken to hospital for assessment after bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package on Monday morning, and the airport interchange and surrounding offices were evacuated.Police officers rushed to the airport’s transport hub in response to reports of a man acting erratically at around 7am. A witness told the Manchester Evening News that a naked man had been seen running in and out of the terminus, waving his arms in the air. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Her racially-charged work has caused controversy in the US. What does she have in store for her Turbine Hall commission? We meet the artist in her Brooklyn studioBefore I set out to meet Kara Walker at her studio in Brooklyn, she texts me a warning. “I may be a little hungover, I guess.” Her honesty, even on a small matter like this, is affecting. It makes you want to be candid too. “I’m jetlagged,” I text back. “I’m sure we’ll even out.”Next month, Walker will become the fifth artist to take on the Hyundai commission at Tate Modern – creating a large, site-specific work in the vast Turbine Hall that’s bound to get people chattering about black art, continuing the success of such grand London exhibitions as Soul of a Nation, about the black power era in the US, and Get Up, Stand Up Now, which celebrated black British culture over the past 50 years. Continue reading...
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    The collapse of travel operator Thomas Cook is set to result in a bumper pay day for a clutch of hedge funds who bet the company's share price would fall.
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    The third largest US fast food restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A, has more than doubled its annual sales since the company was boycotted by gay rights activists for donating to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage in 2012. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The admission fuelled calls for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A newspaper says an associate of Boris Johnson was given public money when he was London mayor.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Move aims at providing innovative solutions for parking management.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    On a tour of Africa. the Duchess of Sussex says work to protect women "is needed now more than ever".
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    Grisham: Trump 'willing' to release Ukraine call transcript to public  Fox NewsWhite House press secretary says daily briefings aren't coming back any time soon  POLITICOWhite House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump 'is the most accessible president in history' | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Egyptian authorities rounded up about 400 people in response to an outbreak of protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over to weekend and security forces have stepped up their presence in central Cairo, human rights monitors said on Monday.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Some 60 world leaders gather at the United Nations to try to inject fresh momentum into efforts to fight climate change.
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    The settlement is the latest fallout from Mr. Ghosn’s arrest in Japan on suspicion of attempting to hide part of his compensation from investors.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Britain's top court will rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, a judgment that could lead to the recall of the legislature and give lawmakers more chance to obstruct his Brexit plans.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Britain's top court will rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, a judgment that could lead to the recall of the legislature and give lawmakers more chance to obstruct his Brexit plans.
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    PC, Switch; Panic Inc/House HousePlaying the role of a loud, waddling waterfowl trying to disrupt village life isn’t rocket science, but this puzzle-stealth hybrid is a delightIf you break Untitled Goose Game (which, for the purposes of this review is the game’s title, never mind that it is clearly not untitled) down to its base elements, you might describe it as a puzzle-stealth hybrid, a kind of bird-based Metal Gear Solid where you must accomplish small tasks while remaining undetected. This fails, however, to describe the true joy of Untitled Goose Game, which is simply this: you are an annoying goose.That detail, that context, changes Goose Game from a merely competent brain-teaser into something far more coherent and fulfilling. Where most stealth games deal in the stark intensities of violence and death, Goose Game instead lowers the stakes back into the realm of comedy and slapstick, and comes off all the better for it. Continue reading...
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    Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Plant-derived Epidyolex is first medicine of its kind to be given green light by regulatorsThe first cannabis-based medicine for childhood epilepsy is expected to be available soon in the UK and the rest of Europe after its UK manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals, received the green light from European authorities.Cambridge-based GW said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European commission had approved Epidyolex for seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome for patients aged two years and older. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Plant-derived Epidyolex is first medicine of its kind to be given the green light by regulatorsThe first cannabis-based medicine for childhood epilepsy is expected to be soon available in the UK and the rest of Europe after its UK manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals, received the green light from European authorities.Cambridge-based GW said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European commission had approved Epidyolex for seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome for patients aged two years and older. Continue reading...
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    "That's not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason...and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death," Weld said.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Hundreds of Moroccan women on Monday signed a manifesto stating that they have broken their country's "unfair" laws punishing extramarital relations and abortions.
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    President Hassan Rouhani was headed for New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win support for Iran against "cruel" pressure from its arch-foe the United States. Before departing, Rouhani said his delegation was heading to the UN gathering despite Washington's reluctance to issue them US visas. Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal and subsequently began reimposing sanctions on Iran in a stated campaign of "maximum pressure".
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Mohammad Javad Zarif says he would have argued for release if UK repaid tank deal moneyIran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said the UK offered to release long-frozen Iranian funds in return for him intervening to help free the British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, detained in Iran for more than three years.Zarif said the suggestion had first come from Philip Hammond, some time before he left the Foreign Office to become chancellor in July 2016. The funds involved were £400m owed by the UK for a decades-old tank sale. In return, the Iranian foreign minister said he was prepared to argue for Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release at an Iranian court. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Mohammad Javad Zarif says he would have argued for release if UK repaid tank deal moneyIran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said the UK offered to release long-frozen Iranian funds in return for him intervening to help free the British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, detained in Iran for more than three years.Zarif said the suggestion had first come from Philip Hammond, some time before he left the Foreign Office to become chancellor in July 2016. The funds involved were £400m owed by the UK for a decades-old tank sale. In return, the Iranian foreign minister said he was prepared to argue for Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release at an Iranian court. Continue reading...
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    Dozens more were injured when the wooden structure collapsed at the start of the school day.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Dozens more were injured when the wooden structure collapsed at the start of the school day.
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    Many have come forward to pay off his debt as well offer him holidays.
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    What happened during all those Emmys commercial breaks? From Kardashian heckling to stars hitting the bar, read on.       
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    Wind speed is likely to increase over the next 48 hours.
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    Jonny Bairstow is left out of England's squad for the Tests in New Zealand, while uncapped quartet Matthew Parkinson, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Saqib Mahmood are called up.
  • 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
    Thousands of students protested at rallies across Indonesia on Monday against a new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage and gay sex, as lawmakers met the president to discuss how to proceed with a bill that has divided Indonesians.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive measures against more unrest. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several Egyptian cities including the capital, Cairo, over the weekend, calling for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. All protests were quickly broken up by police.
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    These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international “political season”. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two dozen mainly European countries voiced concern on Monday at alleged torture, unlawful detentions and unfair trials of critics, including women activists and journalists, in Saudi Arabia.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was found safe in Texas late Saturday evening. Officials didn't elaborate on Wallace's disappearance.      
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    Albert Xhediku was electrocuted while playing a five-a-side game of football. Pic: Facebook
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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Monday to create a national prescription drug plan if re-elected as he worked to get back on message after blackface photos of him emerged and derailed his campaign last week.
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    The 29-year-old complainant said he was with his friend in a furniture shop at 1:30pm.
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    Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford receive 14 months and five months in jail respectivelyA man and a woman who worked for a CCTV company have been jailed for illegally accessing and watching footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem.Company director Sherry Bray, 49, and employee Christopher Ashford, 62, were jailed for 14 months and five months respectively. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A general warned that Iran "won't stop until the destruction of any aggressor" while the Iranian president told Western forces to leave the region.
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    Bad management, the banks, Brexit and online rivals also played a role in the travel firm’s demise Why did Thomas Cook go bust?Brexit, risk-averse banks, summer heatwaves, the rise of Airbnb, the long-term triumph of budget airlines. All contributed to the collapse of Thomas Cook. But one factor towers above others: the huge pile of debt – £1.7bn at the last count – that the tour operator has been attempting to shoulder for the past decade. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    At the UN, Donald Trump and Mike Pence are looking for global help in elevating one of his top foreign policy priorities: Religious freedom.      
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    KitKats are getting fancy.
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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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    It's officially fall—so here are 23 products you need for the season, from flannel sheets to a smart coffee mug to the best tailgating gear.       
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    Row centres on government’s decision to reduce number of sitting days it pays for recordersA dispute over delays to crown court trials has broken out after criminal barristers accused the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of making false economies by not reducing case backlogs.Figures obtained by the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) show two of London’s busiest crown courts, Snaresbrook and Isleworth, had almost 2,000 cases outstanding according to the latest figures. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Two new cases of measles were reported in the United States last week, in the latest sign that health authorities have yet to take control of the nation's worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease since 1992.
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    Batsmen Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley earn first call-upsLancs bowlers Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson also tourJonny Bairstow has been left out of the Test squad to tour New Zealand next month as England made a number of changes for the two-Test series.Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley and Kent’s Zak Crawley were both rewarded for their accumulation of runs in this year’s county championship with first call-ups along with Lancashire bowlers Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Scott Morrison uses keynote speech of US visit to say China should be doing more to combat the climate crisisScott Morrison has challenged China to do more heavy lifting on climate change, saying Australia welcomes its economic growth, but that prosperity and power also come with responsibility.The Australian prime minister used the keynote speech of his US visit, at the Chicago Institute for Global Affairs on Monday, to praise China’s “economic maturity”. Morrison characterised China as a “newly developed” rather than a developing economy, and argued that status conferred developed-world obligations on the Chinese leadership. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    For incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, the U.S.-China trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Action on capital’s bridges and roads from 7 October expected to be bigger than April protestsThousands of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are planning to shut down parts of central London for at least two weeks in October to demand governments take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis.Organisers say the next round of protests, centred around parliament and surrounding government departments, will be bigger than those in April, when Extinction Rebellion activists brought key sites across the capital to a standstill for two weeks and more than 1,000 people were arrested. Continue reading...
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    Watch live: United Nations 2019 Climate Action Summit  Washington PostTrump sits in at UN climate summit that could be 'slingshot' toward global goals  ABC NewsPM Among First Set Of Speakers At UN Climate Summit  NDTVGreta Thunberg speech: Read the powerful climate change message to the UN - 'Wake up'  Express.co.ukMore than 90 heads of state are descending on New York City. Here's what to watch for  CNNView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Rescue efforts ongoing as classroom collapse in Kenyan capital, Nairobi, kills at least 7 students, medics say.
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    Board is to discuss his future after questions over behaviour and cancelled flotationThe board of WeWork is expected to meet later on Monday to discuss the future of the company’s controversial co-founder and chief executive Adam Neumann, after it emerged that he is under pressure to take a less prominent role.Several board members, including representatives of the firm’s biggest investor, Japan’s SoftBank, are understood to be pressing Neumann to demote himself from chief executive to vice-chairman after the company was embarrassingly forced to pull its much-anticipated stock market flotation after failing to impress Wall Street investors. Continue reading...
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    The world's oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday.
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    At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 people wounded by explosions and gunfire during a raid by Afghan government forces on a nearby militant hideout, two officials in southern Helmand province said on Monday.
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    Clip described as 'chilling' by human rights chief
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    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Monday the formation of a constitutional committee for Syria, a long-awaited step in a stalled peace process.
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    The entire audience of 50,000 stood up and applauded in unison.
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    Nestle is launching what it describes as luxury, hand-crafted KitKats in the U.K. market, with the custom-made chocolate bars set to cost up to 14 pounds ($17.40) each.
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    Algeria's one-time kingmaker and intelligence chief went on trial on Monday along with his successor and a brother of the ousted president for "conspiring against the army", state radio reported.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Russian figure skating prodigy Alexandra Trusova splendidly opened her first season as a senior athlete, winning the Ondrej Nepela Trophy in Slovakia with a new world record. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    As Donald Trump arrives at the UN, he faces a litany of potential tensions over issues such as the Ukraine scandal, climate change, Iran and China.      
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    Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Manchester Airport on Monday but the bag did not contain any viable device and the matter was not being treated as terrorism, police said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Officials said that as many as 40 people, including children, may have died during a raid on an insurgent stronghold in the southern province of Helmand.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including the Emmy awards, the Milky Way and Corbyn in a wicker car at the Labour party conference Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new U.S. sanctions blacklisting Iran's central bank for a second time pointed to U.S. "desperation" in the face of Iranian resistance.
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    The opening weekend of the tournament put officials in the spotlight and showed the value of tactical versatilityThe opening week of a Rugby World Cup is always a blur of first impressions and fast-changing perceptions but, by anyone’s standards, Japan has been something else. It is not the world’s biggest rugby tournament alone that has been widening visitors’ horizons, in a dizzying, delightful and occasionally disorientating few days.Such unfamiliarity may just go some way towards explaining why some teams have underperformed in their opening games. Aside from a slick-looking Wales, New Zealand and Ireland, the beneficiaries of a horribly poor display by Scotland, a number of teams have taken a little time to get going. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Manchester Airport on Monday but the bag did not contain any viable device and the matter was not being treated as terrorism, police said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Stena Impero was dramatically seized on 19 July, sparking crisis in shipping in GulfThe British-flagged tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards more than two months ago has been released, according to Iranian officials.“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,” Ali Rabiei, Iran’s government spokesman, said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Stena Impero was dramatically seized on 19 July, sparking crisis in shipping in GulfThe British-flagged tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards more than two months ago has been released, according to Iranian officials.“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,” Ali Rabiei, Iran’s government spokesman, said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Figures reveal organisers charged more than £150,000 in three years because it is not classed as a political marchWestminster council has been accused of applying “double standards” by charging organisers of London’s annual Pride march more than £150,000 over three years to host the event.This summer, about 30,000 people from more than 600 groups took part in the parade celebrating LGBT communities, which was attended by an estimated 1.5 million people. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Figures reveal organisers charged more than £150,000 in three years because it is not classed as a political marchWestminster council has been accused of applying “double standards” by charging organisers of London’s annual Pride march more than £150,000 over three years to host the event.This summer, about 30,000 people from more than 600 groups took part in the parade celebrating LGBT communities, which was attended by an estimated 1.5 million people. Continue reading...
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    Russian NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin has received a signed jersey from the former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, whom he met after the Major League Soccer (MLS) match between DC United and Seattle Sounders. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- The U.S.-Iran showdown moves to Manhattan this week as about 200 world leaders and thousands of diplomats converge on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.President Donald Trump will speak from the UN podium on Tuesday morning -- and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be front and center for his speech. Iran’s delegation has second-row seats in the auditorium, although Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif could choose to avoid the assembly hall or walk out just before Trump begins.Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be looking to promote the U.K. as a great place to invest in a post-Brexit world, once he sorts out how the divorce from the European Union will unfold. Ireland’s prime minister arrives with his nation potentially facing the most collateral damage from a messy Brexit, and he doesn’t want to see EU leaders capitulate under pressure to the U.K.Like at every General Assembly, much of the real news will emerge on the fringes of official events as diplomats take advantage of the critical mass of leaders to hold around-the-clock meetings, attend cocktail parties and shop.Along the way, visiting delegations will snarl Manhattan’s traffic and scoop up the best restaurant reservations. New Yorkers who have been through this before know it’s easier to work from home or head out of town entirely. For those who stay, here’s what’s coming:Iran Tensions High as U.S. Raises Sanctions, Zarif Warns of WarTalk of a historic Trump-Rouhani summit on the UN sidelines has largely died, but allies of both sides will be shuttling back and forth in an effort to broker a deal that at least lowers the risk of military conflict and, perhaps, eases the path toward some sort of diplomatic solution following strikes on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. blames on Iran.For now, the U.S. and Iran are dug in: Trump moved to tighten sanctions on Iran’s central bank and modestly bolster Saudi defenses last week while saying his military restraint demonstrates strength. Zarif has warned of “all-out war” if Saudi or U.S. forces strike Iran and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has ruled out direct talks with Trump, who has tried to keep his options open.“Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” Trump told reporters Sunday. “And that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.” Zarif, speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, said he’s received no request for talks and “we’re making clear a request will not be possible at this time” without U.S. concessions.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for calm last week, saying “This is the moment to cool tensions, and nowhere is that more important than in the Gulf.”Climate Change summit gets skip from U.S., Brazil leadersGuterres is hosting leaders including France’s Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit Monday as he seeks to boost global commitments to reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuel. “Let’s face it, we are losing the race against climate change,” Guterres said.The biggest no-shows: Trump, who quit the Paris climate accord in 2017, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose country contains a huge swath of the Amazon forest. Bolsonaro and Macron had a trans-Atlantic feud last month amid a flurry of reports about the burning Amazon. Bolsonaro plans to use his UN speech on Tuesday to punch back at critics who say he doesn’t care about the environment, while asserting Brazil’s sovereignty over the rain forest.Trump seldom surrenders the spotlight, especially in his home town: During the climate summit, he’ll spend part of the day hosting an event on religious freedom.Bibi joins Xi and Putin in staying home after election setbackFor only the second time in a decade, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t address the assembly. His colorful and combative history at the UN dates back to era when the annual event featured outsized personalities riffing from the General Assembly hall -- Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez sniffing “sulfur” on the stage and Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi decamping to his Bedouin tent.Last week’s election in Israel cast a pall over Netanyahu’s political future, and the one-time UN envoy is fighting to remain his nation’s longest-serving prime minister. He’s the most surprising of the no-shows, along with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.Leaders seek face time with Trump on trade, Korea, refugeesBeyond giving them time at the UN podium, the General Assembly gives world leaders the opportunity to score face time with Trump as he seeks re-election next year. Over the course of three days, he plans to meet leaders of the U.K., Singapore, India, Pakistan, Poland, Egypt, South Korea, Iraq, Japan, Ukraine and El Salvador.Japan’s Shinzo Abe wants to put the finishing touches on a trade deal with the U.S., while South Korean President Moon Jae-in will seek to lure North Korean and U.S. negotiators back to long-stalled talks over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be looking for the president’s support in his bid to send home at least 1 million Syrian refugees.NYPD sends thousands out to guard leaders, direct trafficNew York’s finest bear the heaviest burden during UNGA, working with the U.S. Secret Service to guard hundreds of leaders, guiding motorcades through jammed intersections and staying on high alert for terror attacks.The challenge goes well beyond the UN event. The New York Yankees are heading to the baseball playoffs with four games on their schedule this week, and police will be out in force guarding synagogues during Rosh Hashanah next week as the UN summit winds down.“It’s a huge responsibility for sure, but no one handles the assortment of large organized events and traditional crime fighting, coupled with the constant threat of terrorism, better than the NYPD,” New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill told reporters. “Absolutely no one.”(Updates to add Zarif comments on U.S. meeting in Iran section.)\--With assistance from Simone Iglesias, Robert Hutton and Josh Wingrove.To contact the reporter on this story: David Wainer ...
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    Holidaymakers hit by the collapse of Thomas Cook , the world's oldest tourist firm, desperately scrambled for information on Monday on how to get home, as Britain mounted its largest repatriation effort since World War Two.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
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    From the winners to the losers to the lack of host, USA TODAY's TV Critic breaks down the best, the worst and the boring at the 2019 Emmy Awards.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has a "lot of personal feelings" on Antonio Brown's release but he doesn't want to share them.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A wild weekend in college football saw major movement in the NCAA Re-Rank 1-130 with Alabama falling to No. 4, USC surging and Arkansas dropping.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Teen use of electronic nicotine cigarettes have soared as marijuana has become increasingly legal and accepted.       
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    'Let's figure out if there's a difference between loitering or being the wrong colour'
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    House being used by Taliban to train suicide bombers was next to bride’s home, say officialsAt least 35 civilians attending a wedding have been killed and 13 people wounded by explosions and gunfire during a raid by Afghan government forces on a nearby militant hideout, officials have said.The officials said a house being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers was located adjacent to the bride’s home, which came under fire during the attack on Sunday night. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    With rising protests on climate change, nations will reveal if they'll commit to deep emissions cuts. 130 banks pledged Sunday to join the effort.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The year is 2019, and the Emmys have never been more queer.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Chinese government officials are to be sent to work inside 100 private companies working in the tech hub of Hangzhou, according to local state media.
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    Israeli president summons Netanyahu and his rival Gantz to work out a deal  The Washington PostExplainer: 'Only Bibi' no more - Israel's Netanyahu seeks power-sharing deal  ReutersIsrael’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
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    They claim to work for Interpol.
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    'Come on man, do you think we forgot what happened like three days ago?'
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    Nine suspects are detained and bomb-making equipment seized in dawn raids, Spanish police say.
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    China's notoriously pervasive surveillance network consists of more than 170 million CCTV cameras
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    Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Mackinac Island could hardly go unnoticed, as he brought a massive SUV motorcade to a place where cars have been banned for over a century. Some Michiganders said it ‘made their blood boil.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Mackinac Island could hardly go unnoticed, as he brought a massive SUV motorcade to a place where cars have been banned for over a century. Some Michiganders said it ‘made their blood boil.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Jeremy Corbyn may find himself forced to abandon his Brexit 'neutrality' and back the UK remaining in the EU.
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    London gallery calls Turner Prize winner’s immersive exhibition ‘an audio-visual play’“There’s a big motorway bridge in there,” said artist Mark Leckey, pointing to the large gallery in Tate Britain hosting his ambitious and immersive exhibition, which opens to the public on Tuesday.Specifically, it is a recreation of an M53 concrete flyover where an eight-year-old Leckey, growing up in Ellesmere Port, would hang out and play with his friends. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Judges have been considering whether Boris Johnson's five-week prorogation was lawful.
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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” - ...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Oleg Smolenkov disappeared while on holiday in Montenegro in 2017, says interior ministry
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    By launching arrests of its supporters and cutting of financial flows to Gaza, Riyadh aims to corner Hamas.
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    On a two-acre field in England's Midlands, Gavin and Alice Munro are taking sustainability to the next level: they harvest trees which they train to grow into chairs.
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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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    German private sector shrinks, contributing to wider manufacturing recession The eurozone economy came close to stalling in September after declines in global trade and the threat of a no-deal Brexit triggered the fastest fall in manufacturing output in nearly seven years.Germany was the main driver of the slump after a survey of private sector activity found that the growing threat to international trade from the tit-for-tat US-China trade war had left it in the worst position since 2009. Continue reading...
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    German private sector shrinks, contributing to wider manufacturing recession The eurozone economy came close to stalling in September after declines in global trade and the threat of a no-deal Brexit triggered the fastest fall in manufacturing output in nearly seven years.Germany was the main driver of the slump after a survey of private sector activity found that the growing threat to international trade from the tit-for-tat US-China trade war had left it in the worst position since 2009. Continue reading...
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    Police say they responded to a shooting Sunday at The Spott Lifestyle and Swingers club, and that motive is still unknownAuthorities say five people were shot and wounded at a swingers club near Kansas City.Sheriff Darryl Forte of Jackson county said in a tweet that deputies responded around 3.30am on Sunday to the shooting at The Spott Lifestyle and Swingers Club. It is located in an unincorporated area less than 10 miles (16.09km) east of downtown Kansas City. Continue reading...
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    Police say they responded to a shooting Sunday at The Spott Lifestyle and Swingers club, and that motive is still unknownAuthorities say five people were shot and wounded at a swingers club near Kansas City.Sheriff Darryl Forte of Jackson county said in a tweet that deputies responded around 3.30am on Sunday to the shooting at The Spott Lifestyle and Swingers Club. It is located in an unincorporated area less than 10 miles (16.09km) east of downtown Kansas City. Continue reading...
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    Passengers disappointed after booking with collapsed travel firm just weeks agoThomas Cook travel chaos – live updatesPassengers scheduled to fly out of the UK with Thomas Cook continued to turn up at Gatwick and Manchester airports on Monday, with some saying they had only learned of the company’s collapse on their way to the airport and others complaining of mounting prices on other airlines. Related: Row breaks out over government's refusal to rescue Thomas Cook Continue reading...
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    Thomas Cook operator Blue Sky Group said on Monday that 25,000 reservations in Egypt booked up to April 2020 had been cancelled.
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    Thomas Cook Airline Collapse Triggers Largest Peacetime Repatriation In U.K. History  NPRTour company Thomas Cook collapses: Live updates  CNN InternationalBoris Johnson refused to grant £150 million bailout for Thomas Cook  Business InsiderThomas Cook collapse: What happened and what's next  The News MinuteRepatriations and refunds: Europe reacts to Thomas Cook collapse  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    • Mercedes acknowledges it made mistake in strategy• Hamilton still 65 points clear at the topLewis Hamilton has warned that he expects Ferrari to have the advantage in forthcoming races after they took a one-two victory at the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton finished fourth at Marina Bay, with Sebastian Vettel winning in front of his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc. The British driver suffered from the wrong strategy call by his Mercedes team but nonetheless acknowledged that Ferrari had made great steps forward in pace.Vettel won from third on the grid, passing Leclerc with an undercut through the pitstops. Hamilton, in second place, wanted to follow the undercut strategy but Mercedes instead left him out to go long. On worn tyres it cost him time and track position and with overtaking almost impossible at Singapore in similarly matched cars, once he had lost his place he was unable to come back. Continue reading...
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    A man and child were injured in the crash in Ashington
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    AAA says the best time to start shopping for holiday flights is Sept. 25. You should book before Halloween.      
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    Foreign students will be offered a two year work visa after graduating from a British university in 2021. But students currently enrolled will miss outUK work visas for foreign students: all you need to knowInternational students at British universities fear the government’s plan to offer two-year post-study work visas to future students could leave them worse off if the extra time is not given to them too.Last week the government said foreign students will be offered a two-year work visa after graduating from a British university. But the new policy will only apply to those graduating from summer 2021, according to the announcement. Continue reading...
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    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...
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    In the teeth of the chaos and uncertainty swirling about us, a new hotel has just opened. It’s on the edge of Bruton, that hotbed of trendy urban escapism, and, with its pleasure grounds, it feels like balm. Whether you decide that The Newt is an earthly horticultural paradise or Disneyland for gardeners, it delights both eye and palate. While our country continues to be buffeted by Brexit, it made me want to hunker down: I would be very happy there.   Incorporating Palladian-fronted Hadspen House, first built in 1687, and its surrounding working estate, The Newt offers many unusual elements, all revealed only when its new gardens opened to the public last May. The centrepiece is Hadspen’s egg-shaped Parabola walled garden, now planted with a comprehensive collection of 460 trained British apple trees, of 267 varieties, arranged in a baroque-style maze. And then there’s the cyder press, bottling plant and bar, mushroom house, History of Gardening Museum, farm shop, treetop walk, thatched ice-cream parlour and wild swimming ponds, not forgetting the newts (we’ll come to them), all of which make the hotel and its estate feel like a lively, cultured, kindly and well-orchestrated haven – much as our country should be.  The centrepiece is of the hotel is a Parabola walled garden, arranged in the form of a maze • Grantley Hall may look like an oligarch’s plaything, but it’s a Yorkshire grande dame at heart Reading the torrid headlines as I swung languidly in one of several hanging 'nest' chairs, I was reminded of Lorenzetti’s great 1338 fresco The Allegory of Good and Bad Government in Siena. The scenes in Good Government portray contented, leisurely workers going about their bucolic tasks in a neat landscape of ploughed farmland, villas and castles, while Bad Government reveals a city of demolished houses and non-existent businesses, and two opposing forces squaring up to one another menacingly. Here, I told myself as I surveyed the scene from my nest, is Good Government. As with other recently opened hotels such as Heckfield Place and Grantley Hall, immensely wealthy individuals have stepped in to restore a beautiful English country house and give it new life. South African Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos, who together also created Babylonstoren – hotel, winery and spectacular gardens – in the Cape Winelands, are long-standing anglophiles, and six years ago, leafing through Country Life, spotted Hadspen House, home for two centuries of the Hobhouse family, for sale. They were captivated and chose it as their home, but somehow could not resist repeating their work at Babylonstoren. As there, Koos concentrated on the garden with designer Patrice Taravella, while Karen, former editor of Elle Decoration South Africa, turned her attention to the interiors. The Newt's décor is refreshingly simple, and feels almost Scandinavian • There's star-quality cooking to be found at the Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac – but you won't want to gaze at the bedrooms There is plenty to admire in the resulting hotel, especially the simplicity: no curtains at the lovely sash windows, nor pointless cushions on the blissful beds; the rough-hewn walls of the natural, unadorned spa; the unfussy, almost Scandinavian style of the 23 bedrooms and bathrooms; the juxtaposition of modern and old. But there are odd choices too among the contemporary furniture, lighting and art. I longed for slouchy sofas in the drawing room, and the entrance hall/reception feels awkward with its Marmite statement faux-classical painting and vast double-sided sofa. But there are many pleasures. Walking towards the lovely unadorned house of ravishing, burnished red-gold limestone, past a charming agglomeration of buildings – Clock House, Stable Yard, granary, kitchen garden, greenhouse and discreet spa and gym – feels like encountering a secret hamlet where time has stood still. Lunching brilliantly yet inexpensively on home-grown produce at the elevated, animated, all-glass Garden Café, with the gardens spread out below, was another highlight, as was the superb food for both dinner and breakfast in the hotel’s delightful inside-outside Botanical Rooms restaurant, whose dazzling yet homely open kitchen is its centrepiece. For their quality, menus and wines are reasonably priced, as are the rooms, which include breakfast, afternoon tea, complimentary mini larder, garden tour, cyder tour (they make their own on site) and use of the spa. The all-glass Garden Café, with the gardens spread out below, is a highlight of the hotel • Inside The Talbot, a deliciously stylish bolthole in the 'Food Capital of Yorkshire' Talk about Good Government. No power-crazed politicians here. As for the staff, they are simply superlative and give me hope for the future of British hospitality: bright, professional-yet-delightful and palpably excited about the future of the benign realm in which they find themselves. Part of their remit is to protect the 2,000-strong colony of smooth, palmate, and most importantly, great crested newts that live here and gave their name to the hotel. Doubles from £255 per night, including breakfast. Wheelchair access possible. Read the full hotel review: The Newt
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    (Bloomberg) -- German authorities are considering emergency financial aid for Thomas Cook Group Plc’s Condor subsidiary as Deutsche Lufthansa AG remains tight-lipped on the fate of a unit it bid for earlier this year.Germany’s Economy Ministry on Monday said it’s urgently assessing Condor Flugdienst GmbH’s request for a bridge loan after Thomas Cook collapsed under a pile of debt. The state of Hesse, where Condor’s base at Frankfurt Airport is located, is ready to help with a loan guarantee and is already in talks with the airline and the federal government, Premier Volker Bouffier said.“Condor is in a difficult situation thanks to its British parent Thomas Cook,” Bouffier said in a statement. “Both are victims of Brexit, which has created uncertainty among companies and its customers.”The administration in 2017 made a similar loan to Air Berlin Plc to keep the airline flying while Lufthansa considered taking it over. The European Union Commission may also have to sign off on potential aid, a government spokesman said. Lufthansa earlier this year bid for Condor but in June said the offer would likely be rejected.“The federal government is examining the application,” an economy ministry spokesman said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for Lufthansa declined to comment on Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy.European airlines are struggling to turn a profit due to the surplus of seats on tourist and business routes. Despite the demise of Air Berlin, Monarch, Wow and several other airlines since the end of 2017, too many planes are still flying to too many places.Germany’s UFO cabin personnel union said Condor is a profitable company that “deserves a chance for survival,” a position echoed by the VC pilots’ union.Slots Available“We very much hope that the decision makers in the federal government and in Hesse look closely at the situation and contribute to this happening,” UFO head Sylvia De la Cruz said in a statement.While a spokesman for Lufthansa on Monday wouldn’t reveal details of its earlier bid, the airline is unlikely to be interested in the company’s medium- and long-haul jets, which are mostly older than its own. Condor’s slots would be valuable to Lufthansa, although Chief Financial Officer Ulrik Svensson in June said an integration with its low-cost unit Eurowings would be “complex”.That complexity could prove insurmountable as the Cologne-based airline has issued profit warnings and is under pressure from investors to turn Eurowings around after years of underperformance. Investors have also lambasted management for its costly integration of the Air Berlin jets.One option for Lufthansa would be to wait for Condor to go bust and then acquire the airline’s slots from airport operators. The Condor brand would likely also be of value, as the airline is popular with German travelers.Main BattlegroundThomas Cook flew German customers with three different airlines. All three remain airborne for the time being, meaning that 58, or just over half, of the company’s aircraft are still flying. Lufthansa owned Condor before selling the unit to Thomas Cook a decade ago.Germany’s aviation market is one of the main battlegrounds in a Europe-wide fare war to gain market share. Ryanair Holdings Plc and Easyjet Plc rushed into a vacuum created by the collapse of Air Berlin, forcing Lufthansa into a price war in which the firm’s Eurowings subsidiary has lost hundreds of millions of euros.This summer has seen heated competition on holiday routes to western Mediterranean destinations such as Spain, after Ryanair added a plethora of flights from Lufthansa’s main Frankfurt hub to the Iberian peninsula.(Adds Hesse, union comments from second paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: William Wilkes in Frankfurt at wwilkes1@bloomberg.net;Richard Weiss in Frankfurt at rweiss5@bloomberg.net;Birgit Jennen in Berlin at bjennen1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Raymond Colitt, Iain RogersFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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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    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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    Hollywood A-listers brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet for Sunday’s Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in LA.       
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    Speaking in Texas, Modi repeated to rapturous applause the borrowed Trump campaign slogan: 'Abki baar Trump sarkar (This time, [a] Trump government)'
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    (Bloomberg) -- John McDonnell said a future Labour government would cut U.K. working hours, as he sought to heal rifts in the main opposition party over Brexit with a speech promising a transformation of the British economy.Labour’s Treasury spokesman told the party’s annual conference in Brighton, southeast England, that if the party won a general election it would cut the average working week to 32 hours -- with no loss of pay.“Transforming lives means -- before everything else -- having enough to get by. Not just to scrape by, but to live a rich and fulfilling life,” McDonnell said. “Work isn’t just about wages. It’s about freedom from drudgery; having dignity, respect and a voice in the workplace.”McDonnell’s speech, which drew several standing ovations from delegates, came after two days of bitter infighting over Brexit and before a series of votes on the issue that are set to entrench the division later on Monday.McDonnell, a close ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn, called for the party to pull together just hours after Unison and Unite, its biggest trade union backers, took different sides in the party’s civil war over leaving the European Union. Unison wants the party to campaign to remain in the bloc, while Unite wants it to continue to straddle the Brexit divide.“I want us to demonstrate in the respect we show each other and how we bring our party together, just how we can also bring the country together again,” McDonnell said.McDonnell’s speech included pledges on free adult social care, investment in green technology and unspecified legislation to deter investment in carbon intensive industries, as he sought to rally the party behind a socialist vision for the future. With an election expected in the fall, activists need to unite to win, he said.Labour would set up a Working Time Commission to make recommendations on increasing statutory leave requirements, and opt out of the European Time Directive, McDonnell said. Labour would also increase the power of trade unions to negotiate legally binding sectoral agreements, he told delegates.“As society got richer, we could spend fewer hours at work. But in recent decades progress has stalled,” he said. “People in our country today work the longest average full-time hours in Europe, apart from Greece and Austria.”A Labour-commissioned study published earlier this month rejected the idea of a French-style cap on work time. Instead, economist Robert Skidelsky said the aim should be to reduce working time for public-sector employees to 35 hours per week in a decade, through investment in automation and efficiency.“Everyone has a right to a good life,” McDonnell said. “The state has responsibility to make good on that right.”Business leaders question the wisdom of McDonnell’s central policy announcement, saying it would be hard for companies to remain profitable.“Business shares the shadow chancellor’s aim of a fairer economy, but too many of Labour’s policies would make this harder to achieve, harming the very people they are trying to help,” Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, said in a statement. “Who would turn down a four day week on the same pay? But without productivity gains it would push many businesses into loss.”(Updates with McDonnell comment in ninth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Alex Morales.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Kitty Donaldson in Brighton at kdonaldson1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Thomas Penny, Stuart BiggsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    British travel operator Thomas Cook 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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    • Sluggish ticket sales raise fears of half empty stadium• Free tickets will be given away by Qatari organisersTicket sales for the World Athletics Championships in Doha are far more sluggish than expected, making it highly likely that large numbers of free tickets will be given away to migrant workers and children who will be bused in by organisers, informed sources have told the Guardian.Organisers are already blanking off the top section of the 40,000-seater Khalifa International Stadium to make the event, which starts on Friday, look better on TV. However even with a reduced capacity and reasonable ticket prices starting at 60 Qatari rial (£13), seats are still readily available. Continue reading...
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    Many West Ham fans feel the club is not the same since the move from Upton Park but their captain is a player who embodies the unselfish work ethic of many of his predecessors‘This is not a bear pit,” one of the Sky pundits said of West Ham’s new home on Sunday. “This is not the old Upton Park.” In geographical, architectural and atmospheric terms, no dispute there. But one man in the claret and blue performed against Manchester United as though he had made his way to work past the market stalls and the Boleyn pub on Green Street and stopped for pie and mash at Nathan’s before taking to the pitch with the hot breath of the crowd on his neck and the anthems of the home supporters shaking the old stands. And that player won the man of the match award. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Continue reading...
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    Former Tottenham youth player could not believe his luck in the Carabao Cup draw – until he realised who he could end up markingLuke Prosser could feel that something big was about to happen. The Colchester captain knew the numbers of the top Premier League clubs and, as the draw for the Carabao Cup third round went on, none had come out. A measure of trepidation underpinned the excitement. “I was thinking: ‘What if it’s one of them? Say we get Man City away?” Prosser says. “They beat Burton 9-0 last season. You don’t want to get turned over silly.”Then it happened. League Two Colchester, who had beaten Crystal Palace on penalties at Selhurst Park, came out first and they were swiftly followed by Tottenham. For Prosser, a former Spurs youth player and lifelong supporter of the club, the surge of emotion was indescribable. This was the jackpot. Continue reading...
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    • One-sided half resulted in Wales leading 29-0 at half-time• Georgia fought back after interval and edged third-quarterWales had to replace their attack coach one week after arriving in Japan and responded with their highest score since November after surprising Georgia with the alacrity with which they moved the ball from the scrum and the line-out. The speed with which Wales moved the ball and the flat passes caught out the Six Nations aspirants who rallied to tie the second period.Georgia wanted a set-piece battle and duly got one. They conceded three tries in the opening 20 minutes, two from a scrum and the other from a line-out as Wales, playing their first match since Stephen Jones took charge of the attack, passed flat across the line and cut an accommodating defence with inside runs that caused difficulty where none should have existed. Continue reading...
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    A group is raising funds to put on a "glamorous" festival to celebrate the Muslim LGBT community.
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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. The U.K. Conservative prime minister also said the he would work with allies to "de-escalate" Middle East tensions that have soared since the Sept. 14 attack on the world's largest oil processor and an oil field. Britain had previously held back from attributing blame for the drone and missile attack.
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    Wesley Streete, 19, remanded in custody over death of woman found in Staffordshire woodsA 19-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering a young woman whose body was discovered in woodland in Staffordshire.Wesley Streete, of no fixed address, is alleged to have murdered Keeley Bunker on Thursday last week. Continue reading...
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    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946 as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.
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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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    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. The U.K.’s top judges will rule Tuesday morning on whether Boris Johnson acted lawfully when he suspended Parliament, a decision that will shape the course of Brexit and determine the power of future prime ministers.If the Supreme Court finds Johnson suspended Parliament illegally, he could be forced to recall the legislature, giving opponents of a no-deal Brexit time to thwart his plans to leave by Oct. 31. The announcement will come at 10:30 a.m.Trapped in office after being blocked by lawmakers from calling an election, and without a majority or control over the House of Commons’ agenda, Johnson couldn’t be in a tighter spot: Stopping Parliament from sitting is his last political weapon. If he wins, he would be able to adjourn parliament again and, potentially, try to leave the European Union without a deal -- an outcome MPs are determined to stop.The unprecedented legal challenge to the powers of the prime minister shows how the political infighting over Brexit has strained Britain’s largely unwritten constitution to its limits. It has also pushed the judiciary into the uncomfortable position of ruling on a question of politics, something Britain’s Supreme Court has largely eschewed unlike its U.S. counterpart.The three-day hearings ended Thursday with the justices seeming to move beyond the question of whether the suspension was unlawful to the consequences of their decision. They devoted time to what orders they could possibly make, questioning who had the authority to recall Parliament -- the prime minister or the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.Seven justices will be in attendance for the ruling, including the president Judge Brenda Hale.MPs have already moved to block a no-deal exit by passing the so-called Benn bill, which requires to a delay to Brexit until Jan. 31. If Johnson tries to circumvent that, he could find himself facing another legal challenge.The Supreme Court case is the result of lower-court challenges in England and Scotland that argued Johnson’s reason for suspending Parliament was to remove its ability to hold the government to account. While the English court said it lacked jurisdiction to rule on the political question, the Scottish court found Johnson was trying to stymie the legislature and Parliament should be recalled.The parties challenging the government -- businesswoman Gina Miller in London and lawmakers in Scotland -- “are inviting the courts into forbidden territory and one that is essentially a minefield, an ill-defined minefield,” Richard Keen, a government lawyer, said in court.During the hearings, the judges pressed the lawyers for insight on how Johnson might react to a loss after the government lawyers refused to rule out the possibility that Parliament could be suspended again in the run up to the Brexit deadline. David Pannick, a lawyer challenging the move, asked the court to “encourage” Johnson to recall MPs as soon as possible. If he defied the ruling, it would be up to the speaker to do it, he said.“It would be a matter for the speaker to decide how best now to proceed. They would know that this court, the Supreme Court, had ruled that the prime minister’s advice was unlawful and know that the basis of that declaration was that the court took the view that parliamentary scrutiny was required,” Pannick said.(Updates with details on hearing from third paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Browning in London at jbrowning9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net, Christopher ElserFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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. Trump will address a meeting about the persecution of religious minorities, particularly Christians, an issue that resonates with Trump's evangelical supporters.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Sarah Heywood-Rakhimova, 30, and Akmal Rakhimov, 29, are actors and live in New York‘“She would come to my house to teach me English, and I would teach her Uzbek,” remembers Akmal. “But my motive,” says Sarah, “was to get as physically close as I could – so how do you turn a lesson into a date?” They ended up kissing.This wasn’t real life, but a scene they developed and performed as part of a theatre course in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2009. Akmal was from Uzbekistan; Sarah, from the US. Both had enrolled for three years at the renowned Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Wales produce a display of contrasting halves, but secure a bonus-point win over Georgia in their opening Pool D World Cup encounter.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    New AI cameras catching texting drivers behind the wheel  Fox NewsForget red light cameras, now drivers can get caught red-handed.View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a volleyball team from Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Trump seems to acknowledge he discussed Biden in July callOpinion: this is a taste of how dirty 2020 will getImpeachment talk has intensified in Washington, after Donald Trump suggested he discussed Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a phone call with the new president of Ukraine. Related: Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Trump seems to acknowledge he discussed Biden in July callOpinion: this is a taste of how dirty 2020 will getImpeachment talk has intensified in Washington, after Donald Trump suggested he discussed Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a phone call with the new president of Ukraine. Related: Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Former Labour leader also warned against splits over fixed decarbonisation targetsEd Miliband has said Labour needs a “wartime” mobilisation on the climate emergency in the next decade as he warned the party not to splinter over fixed decarbonisation targets.The former secretary of state for energy and climate change praised Labour activists for their Green New Deal campaign which demands Labour commit to a net zero carbon date of 2030. The Tories have pledged to do so by 2050, and Liberal Democrats by 2045. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The global market for district cooling sector is booming, and is estimated to hit $39.9 billion by 2026 from $21...
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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned on Monday 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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    World Health Organization frustrated by lack of clinical data sharing, while Tanzania insists its tests show disease is not Ebola Several unexplained cases of a disease with Ebola-like symptoms in Tanzania have prompted an extraordinary statement from the World Health Organization questioning the response of the country’s health authorities.WHO warned that lack of information over the cases, including clinical data, possible contacts and potential laboratory tests performed for differential diagnosis of the patients had not been communicated, leaving it unable to assess the potential risk. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    World Health Organization frustrated by lack of clinical data sharing, while Tanzania insists its tests show disease is not Ebola Several unexplained cases of a disease with Ebola-like symptoms in Tanzania have prompted an extraordinary statement from the World Health Organization questioning the response of the country’s health authorities.WHO warned that lack of information over the cases, including clinical data, possible contacts and potential laboratory tests performed for differential diagnosis of the patients had not been communicated, leaving it unable to assess the potential risk. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thomas Cook will be sold as a whole or in parts after its collapse, the company's second-largest shareholder said on Monday, adding he would see what is offered before deciding whether to buy more assets.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Football fans are awaiting news on whether tickets for upcoming European matches will be valid following the collapse of Thomas Cook.
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    Horrified locals in Jambi, Indonesia have been posting incredible videos and photos online of bright orange and blood-red skies as fires in the region continue to burn, distorting the daylight. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran in July amid rising tensions in the Gulf.
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    Iran says seized Stena Impero 'free' to leave  Aljazeera.comIran Says British Tanker Is Free to Go After 2 Months of Detention  The New York TimesIran says UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero is now 'free to leave'  CNNDetained British oil tanker cleared for release, Iran says  The Washington PostIran says legal steps for British tanker release completed  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A familiar face emerged during the Emmys: Netflix dropped its first teaser with Aaron Paul for "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie."      
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    Oil production from Khurais is now at more than 1.3m bpd, while from Abqaiq is at about 3m bpd.
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    WASHINGTON -- After spending billions of dollars to assemble the world's most potent arsenal of cyberweapons and plant them in networks around the world, United States Cyber Command -- and the new era of warfighting it has come to represent -- may face a critical test in the coming weeks.President Donald Trump is considering a range of options to punish Iran for this month's attack on Saudi oil facilities, and has toughened sanctions on Iran and ordered the deployment of additional troops to the region. But a second cyberstrike -- after one launched against Iran just three months ago -- has emerged as the most appealing course of action for Trump, who is reluctant to widen the conflict in a region he has said the United States should leave, according to senior American officials.But even as the Pentagon considers specific targets -- an attempt to shut down Iran's oil fields and refineries has been one of the "proportionate responses" under review -- a broader debate is taking place inside and outside the administration over whether a cyberattack alone will be enough to alter Iran's calculations, and what kind of retaliation a particularly damaging cyberstrike might provoke."The president talked about our use of those previously, but I'm certainly not going to forecast what we'll do as we move forward," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked whether a cyberattack might be an artful, nonescalatory response to this month's drone or missile strikes on two of Saudi Arabia's most important facilities."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."Pompeo noted that the U.S. military was already sending additional troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, largely to bolster air defenses. But those moves alone are viewed as unlikely to be enough to prevent further Iranian actions.The question circulating now through the White House, the Pentagon and Cyber Command's operations room is whether it is possible to send a strong message of deterrence with a cyberattack without doing so much damage that it would prompt an even larger Iranian counterstrike.At least three times over the past decade, the United States has staged major cyberattacks against Iran, intended to halt its nuclear or missile programs, punish the country or send a clear message to its leadership that it should end its support for proxy militant groups.In each case, the damage to Iranian systems could be repaired over time. And in each case, the effort to deter Iran was at best only partly successful. If the American charge that Iran was behind the attack in Saudi Arabia proves accurate, it would constitute the latest example of Tehran's shaking off a cyberattack and continuing to engage in the kind of behavior the United States had hoped to deter.The most famous, complex effort was a sophisticated sabotage campaign a decade ago to blow up Iran's nuclear enrichment center using code, not bombs. The Obama administration later began a program, accelerated by Trump, to try to use cyberattacks to slow Iran's missile development. And this past June, Trump approved a clandestine operation to destroy a key database used by the Iranian military to target oil-carrying ships -- and canceled a traditional missile strike he had ordered to respond to the downing of an American surveillance drone.The June cyberattack, according to two American officials, also did damage that Iran has not yet detected."Cyber can certainly be a deterrent, it can be a very powerful weapon," said Sen. Angus King, the Maine independent who is a chairman of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, created by Congress, that is examining American offensive cyberstrategy. "It is an option that can cause real damage."King and other experts said Iran would probably respond to a cyberattack with one of its own, given the vulnerabilities that exist in the United States and the hyperconnected nature of American life.But current and former intelligence officials say a cycle of retaliation need not be confined to one military domain. Just as the United States responded in June to the Iranian downing of a drone and sabotage of oil tankers with a cyberattack, Iran could respond to an American cyberoperation with a terrorist attack by a proxy force or a missile strike.The Pentagon has long held that a cyberattack could constitute an act of war that requires a physical response, and there is no reason to think that Iran would not pursue the same policy.One senior administration official recently acknowledged that even Gen. Paul Nakasone, the commander of Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, has warned Trump and his aides that the cyberarsenal is "no magic bullet" for deterring Iranian aggression in the Middle East.In war games -- essentially online simulations -- held before the attack on the Saudi oil fields, officials have tried to figure out how Iran's increasingly skillful "cyber corps" would respond to an American cyberattack. These Iranian fighters have racked up a significant record: wiping out 30,000 computers at Saudi Aramco, freezing operations at American banks with a "denial of service" attack, and crippling a Las Vegas casino. Last year, they began to study the ins and outs of election interference, according to private experts and government studies of the 2018 midterms.When Nakasone was nominated for his job, he acknowledged that one of the biggest problems facing Cyber Command was that it had not cracked the deterrence problem. Nations that are attacking the United States via cyberattacks "do not think much will happen to them," he told Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. "They don't fear us."In his first 18 months in office, Nakasone has raced to bolster Cyber Command's authority to act preemptively -- and its preparations to respond to attacks. New, classified directives given to him by Trump and built upon by Congress allow Cyber Command to place "implants" of malicious software inside foreign networks without lengthy approval processes that run up to the president. Congress ...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    European carmakers say 'no-deal' Brexit would be 'catastrophic'  CNNPanicked Euro car giants demand EU seals Brexit deal as they face losing £50k every MINUTE  Express.co.ukBrit expats in Malaga hold anti-Brexit protest saying 'UK has forgotten us'  The SunBoris Johnson and the Brexit end game | TheHill  The HillShe holds the key to the Brexit deadlock. But will Arlene Foster dare use it?  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
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    Experts believe the drug could have killed between 500 and 2,000 people before it was banned.
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    Experts believe the drug could have killed between 500 and 2,000 people before it was banned.
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    Mediator: French weight-loss drug trial over 'up to 2,000' deaths begins  BBC NewsServier Faces Paris Manslaughter Trial Over Alleged Drug Deaths  BloombergTrial over weight-loss pill behind 'up to 2,000 deaths' opens in France  The GuardianFrench diet pill scandal set for landmark trial  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Gig economy film Sorry We Missed You is partly inspired by the death of Ruth Lane’s husbandThere is a scene in Sorry We Missed You, Ken Loach’s new film about a parcel courier driven to the brink by his brutal gig economy job, when his wife finally loses patience with his ruthless depot controller and screams at him to give her disintegrating husband a break.“Isn’t that funny,” whispered Ruth Lane as she watched the first UK public screening on Sunday night in Brighton. “I went into the depot office and shouted at Don’s manager, complaining that he didn’t have time to eat. I said you are bloody killing him. You are working him so hard.” Continue reading...
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    Suspect arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after incident in LittlehamptonTwo police officers have suffered serious injuries after a car was driven at them, with a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the incident.Police believe it was a deliberate act, which came after heightened concerns about the dangers officers face while performing their duties. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The show lost the plot when the EastEnders star became royally related TV producers love crying celebrities. Whether it’s Halle Berry at the Oscars or Cheryl Tweedy on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, famous tears are ratings gold. If they could broadcast a show where Gazza was forced to chop onions while watching Terms of Endearment, they would. And you’d watch. You’d demand looping gifs, follow-ups and escalations involving kittens. Sadly, they can’t do that. So they have to think of less obvious ways to jerk the tears. And Who Do You Think You Are? is a prime example of that.The premise is simple: get a famous person, with the help of local historians and genealogists, to research their family history in the hope of discovering something interesting. What they mainly discover is that people born in the 19th century are dead and then use this to unashamedly pull on the heartstrings of that week’s celebrity. The show may like to sell itself as a serious historical exercise, but really it’s just an excuse to see how many consumption-prone distant relatives it takes to make JK Rowling cry. Continue reading...
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    The last episode of the crime drama's fifth series is praised despite its gloom and loose ends.
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    Britain's main opposition Labour Party was set Monday to decide on a new Brexit strategy at a fractious conference that has piled pressure on leader Jeremy Corbyn to openly campaign to remain in the European Union. Labour's identity crisis is being played out as Britain speeds toward a potentially chaotic "no-deal" departure from the EU on October 31 and a likely general election. Opinion polls show Corbyn's efforts to unite both the pro- and anti-Brexit wings of his party by either delaying a decision on departure or leaving it in voters' hands have led to a dramatic drop in support.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the deadly outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date. Since this outbreak was declared in August 2018, more than 200,000 people have received doses of a vaccine made by Merck which will continue to be used in Congo. The U.N. health agency in a statement said the second vaccine, made by Johnson & Johnson, will be used from October in areas where Ebola is not actively spreading.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thomas Cook owes Tunisian hotels 60 million euros (52.92 million pounds) for stays in July and August, Tourism Minister Rene Trabelsi told Reuters on Monday, adding that 4,500 British Thomas Cook customers are still in the country.
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    Rare footage of two grizzly bears embroiled in a vicious fight has gone viral after the awesome wildlife encounter was filmed on a Canadian highway and shared on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Rare footage of two grizzly bears embroiled in a vicious fight has gone viral after the awesome wildlife encounter was filmed on a Canadian highway and shared on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The spokesperson did not specify when the Swedish-owned vessel would be allowed to set sail.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thousands left stranded abroad as Thomas Cook collapses Oliver Gill: Revealed: The five desperate days that ended in Thomas Cook’s collapse 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.” 12:48PM Inside Thomas Cook’s collapse Suitcases are pictured next to a closed Thomas Cook counter at Frankfurt Airport Credit: KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS Thomas Cook’s collapse wasn’t the result of a sudden shock: it was the culmination of months of fraught talks and negotiations that went down to the wire. My colleague Oliver Gill has the inside story of the company’s final five days, as it scrambled desperately to hold together a rescue package that could keep it afloat. He reports: Even the Government and regulators have been caught out; despite weeks of contingency planning for the failure of the 178-year-old company, some holidaymakers face an anxious wait of up to two weeks before being airlifted home because the planes to take them home are not ready. Read his fascinating, blow-by-blow account here: Revealed: The five desperate days that ended in Thomas Cook’s collapse 12:36PM Cypriot hotels ‘will take €60m hit’ from Cook’s collapse Cancelled Thomas Cook flights are displayed at Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus Credit: IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP Another big victim of Thomas Cook’s collapse is Cyprus, which relies heavily upon tourism. Officials at the country’s tourism ministry estimate the collapse could cost the island’s hoteliers €60m a year, with a fall in British and Scandinavian visitors particularly harmful. The country’s deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios has reportedly cancelled all other engagements today to focus on the Thomas Cook fallout. 12:24PM A blast from the past Twitter user Bryan Elwick has shared some classic Thomas Cook posters, as a reminder of the company’s storied 178-year history: Posters from a time when ThomasCook were pioneers. The number one choice... pic.twitter.com/hAaSf0BhpR— Bryan Elwick (@Elwick70) September 23, 2019 12:21PM Around 50,000 holidaymakers stuck in Greece Tourists wait at a Thomas Cook company counter at the Heraklion airport on the island of Crete Credit: COSTAS METAXAKIS/ AFP Here’s my colleague Nick Squires on the situation in Greece: Around 50,000 holidaymakers are stuck in Greece as a result of the collapse of Thomas Cook, with one tour operator describing the company’s failure as “an earthquake”. The tourists will be repatriated over coming days, with the first 22,000 expected to leave between now and Wednesday, said Haris Theoharis, Greece’s tourism minister. Around 15 aircraft are expected to arrive today on the islands of Corfu, Kos and Zakynthos to pick up the stranded holidaymakers. The repatriation is being organised with the help of Britain's Civil Aviation Authority. Michalis Vlatakis, the head of a union of tour operators on Crete, where 22,000 people are affected, described the collapse as a “magnitude 7 earthquake”, the effects of which would be like “a tsunami”. 12:17PM Full report: Condor turns to German government for bailout after Thomas Cook collapse Condor is Thomas Cook’s main German subsidiary Credit:  FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/EPA-EFE/REX  From Berlin, my colleague Justin Huggler reports: Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor has applied for a bridging loan from Angela Merkel’s government in a bid to keep flying. Condor, which remains highly profitable despite the collapse of its parent company, is desperate to keep operating. But insiders warned on Monday that the airline will face bankruptcy unless the German government is prepared to bail it out. Condor has not commented on the size of the loan it is seeking but German press reports put it at €200m (£176m). “Flights are still operating despite the fact Thomas Cook Group plc has filed for bankruptcy. Germany’s most popular holiday flier has been profitable for many years,” Condor said in a statement. But although flights were taking off, Condor was turning away passengers who had booked packages from Thomas Cook or its German subsidiaries on Monday. Some 140,000 Germans are believed to be among 600,000 holidaymakers currently affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook. The German government has not announced any plans for a repatriation operation like Britain’s Operation Matterhorn. 12:14PM Hedge funds set for £200m payday from firm’s collapse People outside Thomas Cook’s Peterborough headquarters Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Hedge funds that bet on Thomas Cook’s collapse are set for a big payday. While the Government scrambles to bring stranded Brits home (at a cost of roughly £100m), funds that bought credit default swaps — a form of insurance that pays out when a company collapses and is unable to repay its bonds — will win big from the tour operator’s demise. Bloomberg reports: Speculators including Sona Asset Management and ZAIA Investment GmbH stand to earn as much as $250m from the bankruptcy. 12:02PM Political row begins over whether Thomas ...
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    Oman collected almost OMR100 million more in corporate income tax in 2018 than it did in 2017, according to the country’s final accounts report for last year...
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    Two French women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group went on trial Monday for trying to blow up a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in 2016, in a case that authorities hope sheds light on the wave of extremism that has hit France. The trial is also highlighting the role of women in recruiting and violence by IS extremists. The Notre Dame terrorist plot fell apart after the gas canisters doused with fuel failed to explode, and no one was hurt.
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    The exhibits are by artists from all over the world who share their experiences with displacement.
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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga township, on the first day of their African tour in Cape Town
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    The ministry said it will investigate the reports of civilian casualties.
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    For too long the party has focused on white voters in leave areas, while taking the support of everybody else for grantedThe Jeremy Corbyn project wants to hear from people within minority communities across Britain. At last. Speaking at the Labour party’s annual conference in Brighton, Dawn Butler, the shadow women and equalities secretary, said, “I need help with my race and faith manifesto” and asked for ideas. The plan is for “nationwide listening events” with ethnic minority groups, intended to help shape party policy.And Labour wants to get the ball rolling with issues ranging from political representation to making public services more inclusive, as well as examining the legacy of slavery, colonialism and empire. Butler said a better understanding of this British history was a “vital component in the fight against the far right”, which she added was the fastest-growing terrorist threat in the UK. Her words are backed up by the police. In 2018, figures showed that hate crimes had more than doubled in the past five years. And earlier this year, a leading children’s charity found that children were whitening their skin to avoid this terrifying increase in racial abuse. Continue reading...
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    Open letter from human rights investigators castigates leaders stoking ethnic hatred for political gain
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    A video has been shared online.
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    Israel's president invited the two main victors from the country's neck-and-neck election to meet Monday, seeking to break a deadlock that has complicated his task of trying to choose the country's next prime minister. While formally maintaining only a ceremonial role, President Reuven Rivlin must choose the candidate he believes is best positioned to form a majority coalition in parliament. "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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    The travel company has collapsed, affecting hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers. So what happens next?
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    Nine people linked to network calling for civil disobedience arrested in Barcelona areaNine Catalan independence activists have been arrested in Barcelona and face charges of “rebellion, terrorism and possession of explosives”, authorities have said.Police said they confiscated material they alleged could be used in bomb making during raids early on Monday morning. The raids were aimed at aborting actions that “could have caused irreparable damages”, prosecutors said. Continue reading...
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    Al Jazeera programme discloses new details on Saudi companies involved in beoutQ piracy operations against beIN Sports.
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    With a populist leader ousted in Italy, many see the chance to reach an agreement on distributing arrivals around the Continent, suffocating far-right arguments.
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    Europe Tries to Seize Momentum for a New Deal on Migration  The New York TimesWith a populist leader ousted in Italy, many see the chance to reach an agreement on distributing arrivals around the Continent, suffocating far-right arguments.View full coverage on Google News
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    Three sisters are young carers for their mum who has MS and epilepsy.
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    An agriculture project at MIT Media Lab offers a grand vision of tailored homegrown food, but its present reality is poorly-working technology and a flashy show meant to secure funding from gullible sponsors, insiders say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    A video of a western lady ripping off posters that Hong Kong protesters put up in Prince Edward district, saying that “safety is more important than freedom” has triggered outrage...
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    Government accused of failing to tackle issue after hundreds of schools in neighbouring Malaysia forced to close due to deadly smog
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    From J-Lo and Donatella Versace breaking the internet, to Prada favouring timeless style over fashion, the Italian capital had plenty of memorable moments this season Continue reading...
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    This was made possible thanks to the fast-track mechanism and procedures put in place by the Indian Government.
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    Germany's 54 billion euro ($59 billion) plan to reduce carbon emissions is too small to make a difference, an analyst told CNBC Monday.
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    A government run by Labour Party will mobilise financial resources on a scale not seen since the reconstruction of Britain after World War Two to achieve a sustainable future, finance policy chief John McDonnell will say on Monday.
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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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    Tropical Storm Karen could strengthen into a hurricane. Here’s what the track shows  Miami HeraldTropical Storm Karen Has the Internet Saying the Storm 'Wants to Speak to a Manager'  TIMETropical Storm Karen Path: Spaghetti Models Mostly Show Storm Nearing Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands  NewsweekHurricane tracker: The SEVEN barrelling storms churning in the oceans RIGHT NOW  Express.co.ukTropical Storm Karen Has Puerto Rico And the Virgin Islands on Alert  The Daily BeastView full coverage on Google News
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    Clashes between protesters and government forces in Jayapura have killed at least four people, including a policeman.
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    Syrian actress Abeer Shams Al-Deen attacked Emarati songstress Ahlam after the first episode of The Voice...
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    Dozens of people dressed in black held a wake today to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier, as the UN revealed that the last five years have been the hottest ever globally...
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    The officers were carrying out a routine drugs check on the roadside when they were struck.
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    The last time there was a global recession was in the late two thousands. Some people are worried the next worldwide downturn may just be around the corner.
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    The largest Buddha statue in Europe, sitting at a whopping 12.5 meters high, has been unveiled in Kalmykia, western Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The largest Buddha statue in Europe, sitting at a whopping 12.5 meters high, has been unveiled in Kalmykia, western Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote to decide its Brexit strategy on Monday, with leader Jeremy Corbyn heading for a showdown with his members over whether the party should back staying in the European Union.
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    Ukraine Officials Were 'Blindsided' When US Military Aid Was Withheld After Trump Call: Report  The Daily BeastLeah Remini blasts Church of Scientology after estranged father’s death  Fox NewsTrump’s Hold on Military Aid Blindsided Top Ukrainian Officials  The New York TimesTrump Administration Accused of Rallying UN Member States Against Abortion Rights  The Daily BeastMore Than 600,000 Travelers Stranded After Tour Company Thomas Cook Collapses  The Daily BeastView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A government led by Britain's Labour Party would reduce the average full-time working week to 32 hours within the next decade, its finance policy chief John McDonnell will say on Monday, offering a shorter week with no loss of pay.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School crumbled as the school day began on Monday, officials said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Turkey could miss out on 600,000-700,000 tourists a year following the collapse of British tourism agency Thomas Cook on Monday, the head of Turkey's Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED) said.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The chief of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is set to detail on Monday progress on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to international air regulators who are divided about returning the grounded jet to flight after two fatal crashes. The closed-door briefing, on the eve of a United Nations aviation assembly in Montreal, will put representatives from about 50 nations in the same room, to swap concerns about Boeing Co's proposed software fixes and new pilot training. Boeing's best-selling jet was grounded globally in March, days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that followed a similar Lion Air disaster in Indonesia in October.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The practical work of sound artists is not unlike that of composers or sound designers in cinema. Lawrence Abu Hamdan has followed a different trajectory...
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    The dozens of banners, announcing 80 and 90 percent discounts, on shop windows in Lebanon’s Zalka region failed to attract any clients, amid an unprecedented economic slowdown in the country...
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    Smiling proudly, Zilan Serwud welcomed hungry customers swarming her newly-opened food truck in Kurdish Iraq...
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    Confit chicken, or pollo sott’olio, slow-cooked in a bath of fragrant extra-virgin olive oil on a bed of herbs and zestIt is estimated that fragments of 53m terracotta amphorae once containing olive oil make up Monte Testaccio in Rome. The hill was constructed between the first century BC and the third century AD, when billions of litres of oil from Baetica (modern-day Spain), Tripolitania (Libya) and Byzacena (Tunisia) were imported into imperial Rome. This was not simply oil for drizzling on leaves, but fuel for an empire – for lamps, cleaning, balm, perfume and medicine. Once the oil was decanted, the impregnated amphorae couldn’t be reused – which is why they were smashed and, in highly organised feats of stacking, made into a hill that rose nonchalantly, the Leonard Cohen of landmarks, in the middle of Rome.Over the centuries, the hill – which stands at 35m and has a circumference of half a mile – has taken on a life of its own: grass, shrubs and trees have taken root on its slopes; restaurants, nightclubs and mechanics at its base. Depending from where you approach it, Monte Testaccio can look like a woodland wilderness, a hub of charming trattorie, a scruffy and seedy clubland, an urban farm or a neatly stacked exhibit. It is from inside Testaccio’s other unlikely landmark, a former slaughterhouse, that you can best understand the monte, the pieces of broken pot visible on the slopes. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Bulk up the bounty of blackberry season with a crunchy crumble topping – and not an apple in sightAs much as I love a crumble, I have always been squeamish about cooked apples. Although blackberries are in full season, it’s hard to pick enough from the hedgerows to make a whole crumble. Instead of mixing them with apple to bulk them out, toss them into this cake instead and top with the irresistible crumble mix. Happy blackberrying. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Liverpool and Manchester City are miles ahead of the rest but the teams usually in the chasing pack all have major issues, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    IBM executive Jason Kelley said the firm is looking to foster "collaboration" across industries when it comes to blockchain.
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    One woman reported theft of five items totalling $236,000, including Harry Winston diamond bracelet
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Our nearest planetary neighbor could have sustained a perfectly habitable environment for billions of years, a new study says, until something caused it to undergo a drastic ‘resurfacing’, turning it into a “hellish hot-house.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    China's oldest airport, which opened in 1910 during the reign of the Qing Dynasty, is about to close as the Beijing Daxing International Airport, the world's biggest air hub, is set to open its doors. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps...
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    The first short teaser showed Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) as he was being interrogated by police about the location of his good friend and police most wanted Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who escaped with his life after being kidnapped by an Aryan Brotherhood gang...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Pictures and videos of the phenomenon went viral on social media over the weekend.
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    Pictures and videos of the phenomenon went viral on social media over the weekend.
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    U.S. and Afghan forces blamed for dozens of civilian deaths at wedding in Helmand province as raid targets al Qaeda members  CBS NewsDozens of civilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban attack  Aljazeera.comAt least 35 people at wedding party killed during nearby Afghan army raid  ReutersPost peace talks, Afghan elections are the best way forward | TheHill  The HillCivilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban operation  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim posted a photo on her Instagram during her presence at an event for "Make Up Forever", along with one of makeup artists who work there...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    'The structure may look good, but when the building comes down, you realise it was made of nothing'
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    Rescue workers clear debris after Kenya school collapse  BBC News7 children were killed and dozens were injured after part of a school building collapsed in Kenya  CNNKenya school collapse: Seven dead and dozens injured in Nairobi  BBC NewsAt least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital  Fox NewsNairobi classroom collapses on children leaving ‘seven dead and dozens trapped beneath wreckage’ as dis  The SunView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The police officers were struck down on the A259 at the Body Shop roundabout in Littlehampton
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    ‘The character has never left me. If I’m stuck in traffic in LA, I’ll do the Freddy voice and shout: “Get out of my way!”’Before I played Freddy Krueger, I was in a lot of best-friend roles. I needed something more distinctive – and thought this little indie film called A Nightmare on Elm Street might be it. Wes Craven, the director, looked preppy, wearing Ralph Lauren and chinos, but looks were deceiving as he had a visionary mind. Remember: he discovered both Johnny Depp and Sharon Stone. He used to tell me that Freddy was the “bastard father of us all”. The character was supposed to signify the loss of innocence, as teenagers turn into adults and become corrupted. Continue reading...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    not good we the american people will have to pay more millions to the terrorist state of Israel if they keep destroying these drones. not good at all. why do we have to pay for all Israel war?
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    Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan, 28 and Jordyn Woods, 22, hooked up at a party last February, marking the second time he had publicly cheated on the mother of his one-year-old daughter True...
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    Labour says it will do all it can to stop a no-deal Brexit.
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    Departure of ship ends months-long standoff sparked by UK capture of Iranian ship near Gibraltar
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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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    Nusara Suknamai's family says they depended on her support and have not received any compensation.
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    Saudi Arabian police said that its has arrested a man seen horrifically beating his own child in a video that went viral, triggering massive outrage...
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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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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
  • Monday 23 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...
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    Extraordinary attempt comes amid marked increase in number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece
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    The collapse of Thomas Cook left 600,000 people stranded and prompted the UK to launch a massive effort to get 150,000 British people home.
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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...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Afghan delegation and Chinese officials exchange views on 'process of advancing peace in Afghanistan', Beijing says.
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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Look So Happy Arriving in South Africa with Archie  Yahoo LifestyleSay What You Will About Meghan Markle, But She's No Sarah Ferguson  Showbiz Cheat SheetMeghan Markle and Prince Harry Step Out for First Outing on Tour in South Africa Holding Hands  PEOPLE.comMeghan Markle and Harry Africa tour: What will Meghan, Harry and Archie do today?  ExpressMeghan Markle Stuns In Minimal Makeup With Prince Harry While Visiting Kids On Royal African Tour  AccessView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    5 things to know for September 23: Trump, UN, stranded travelers, tropical storm, Emmys  CNN(CNN). It's hard to believe, but Bruce Springsteen has never had a No. 1 hit on the pop charts. No matter, because the Boss, who turns 70 today, is the most ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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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    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The court challenge seems to be an attempt to target law firms helping Israel fight BDS. In my country, Canada, the existence of a lawyer client relationship is privileged unless there is a law requiring such disclosure. Is there any law which requires this disclosure? Is there a general right to know the existence of every lawyer who does work for the government and the nature of that work? The court which first heard the issue did not think there was any merit in the proceeding:"There is no merit to the petitioners’ claim that their request elicits significant public interest” and that “the extent of benefit to the petitioners from the disclosure of said information is not high.”
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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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    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...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    According to the Oslo Agreement Area C. the area in question is Israel jurisdiction. Is that correct?
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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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    I was going to accept my daughter's thyroid cancer diagnosis as just the cards we were dealt, but I realized things were not normal in my hometown.       
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    Evil Iran Cult Terrorist Prepare for a New Shock and Awe Bombing Campaign coming to a Iranian Paedophilic City and village near you.Lets see how Brave and Tough your Paedophilic Armies and Air Force are against the Best on the Planet.The Mother of all B52 & F35 Bombing Campaigns is coming to Evil Iran soon so a Large Rat Hole like the now Dead Ex President Saddam Hussain....Dead but not Forgotten Ha Ha . Evil Terrorist Cult Muslims in Iran start Praying to your Gods as Deadly SHOCK and AWE is being prepared.....Happy Days Iran,Ha Ha .
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    That mess is a government??? No it isn't. It IS a design to keep the atrocities against the Palestinians continuing and then moving on to other Arab/Muslim areas. IT IS A TERRORIST POD.
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    Israel in 1970 enacted the Legal and Administrative Matters Law, whereby Israelis may pursue claims to land and property owned by Jews in East Jerusalem prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Two Israeli organizations registered the land in Karm Al Jaouni of Sheikh Jarrah in their name, based on Ottoman land documents. So the court found that the property was not owned by the Arab family. Now there was a rule that Arab families could live as "protected tenants" for a certain amount of time on properties they did not own by paying rent and complying with building restrictions. In the Sabbagh case, eviction of the family was sought because of rent delinquency. The case started in 2008 and ten years later the court ruled against the Sabbagh family.So the Sabbaghs neither had title nor did they pay their rent. What right do these non rent paying squatters have?
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak is facing the biggest set of charges yet in his second 1MDB trial, which is set to shed light on the troubled state fund’s billion-dollar bond deals and acquisitions.The current case centers around 25 charges, including accusations he received bribes linked to state support for $3 billion of 1MDB debt sales and allegations he accepted gratuity involving a $1 billion joint venture with PetroSaudi International Ltd. His lawyers have argued he was misled by others, including fugitive financier Jho Low. Najib has pleaded not guilty to all 42 charges he faces for his alleged role in 1MDB.Key DevelopmentsNajib’s first trial may conclude as soon as November as the judge is set to decide whether to call on the defense then or move on to delivering a verdictThe current witness is Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi, former CEO at 1MDB and Terengganu Investment Authority, the fund that later became 1MDBGoldman Sachs Group Inc.’s lawyer is holding a watching brief at the trial, after Malaysia charged the bank’s current and former directors, including Vice Chairman Richard J. Gnodde and John Michael Evans, now president of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.Goldman was picked as adviser to 1MDB’s precursor (Sept. 23)The board of Terengganu Investment Authority, known as TIA, picked Goldman Sachs as an adviser in the creation of the fund that would become 1MDB, witness Shahrol said, citing minutes of a meeting in April 2009. The meeting was held up as they had to wait for Jho Low, without whom the discussion couldn’t continue given Low’s “important role,” he said.The U.S. bank later advised TIA to open an account at AmIslamic Bank Bhd., Shahrol said without giving a reason.Separately, TIA was helped in its early days by Utama Banking Group Bhd., indirectly controlled by then-Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, the witness said. Fugitive Casey Tang, who later joined 1MDB, worked at Utama Banking and aided TIA despite the fund having no credit line at the time, Shahrol said.Witness says Najib offered China projects for 1MDB help (Sept. 4)Witness Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin testified that the ex-premier offered projects to China in exchange for help resolving 1MDB’s debt.Fugitive financier Jho Low represented Najib in the meeting with China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, or SASAC, said Amhari, a former aide to Najib. Low and Najib planned to use agreements with Chinese state-linked companies to bail out 1MDB’s debt, he said.Jho Low held “extraordinary powers” in Najib’s office (Sept. 3)Witness Amhari said Jho Low held outsize authority in government-to-government talks, 1MDB dealings and funding for the former premier. Amhari said he attended multiple meetings with Low and the late Azlin Alias, who was private secretary to Najib, at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.The meetings discussed 1MDB matters including a shortlist for its board of directors and Terengganu Investment Authority, or TIA, the precursor to the troubled state fund. Amhari said he and Azlin would be quarantined for 30 minutes to an hour before meeting with Low, who was always late and in a rush. Low was the one to organize the sessions, and he would tell them that he had met with Najib who agreed to the instructions he gave them, the witness said.“Jho is Najib’s trusted person, which is why Najib did not need to attend the meetings,” Amhari said on the witness stand.In a session at his house, Low described how TIA would be modeled on Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co. and invest overseas to earn returns for Malaysian economic and social projects, the witness said.Further ReadingNajib Offered Projects to China for 1MDB Help, Witness Says (2)How Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal Shook the Financial World: QuickTakeThe Long List of Charges Against Najib as 1MDB Trial Kicks OffTo contact the reporter on this story: Hadi Azmi in Kuala Lumpur at klnews@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Yudith Ho at yho35@bloomberg.net, Chan Tien HinFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Druids, pagans and tourists watched the sun rise at 06:55 BST from the ancient stones in Wiltshire.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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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    Paper kitten wrote:You have not changed since 1543 when Martin Luther wrote “Jews and their lies “.Wow I look good for being over 470 years in age.
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    Credibility at zero. Uk usa now fight /work for fraudi arabia. Maybe yemeni kids should wear oil barrels so they get protected not bombedDilyana Gaytandzhieva - US Task Force Smoking Gun smuggles weapons to Syria: Serbia files. For anyone interested in seeing leaked emails between uk arms dealers directly working for the pentagon buying weapons for "syrian rebels". The most interesting part was the huge discrepancy between the pentagon costings and the actual contract price. A lot of millions greased the wheels and dissapeared. But there's the direct links to usa arming isis
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    Houthi claims responsible but still saudi and their jws master insist it's iranYes, intersting how a small subsection of one of the porrest countries in the world, which lacks for everything has managed to build numerious weapons which funny enough look exactly like Iranian weapons. Even funnier is how they managed to do this during the past 3 years.not only that but they managed to sourse the parts during a so called crippling seige.
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    Here's what we know.
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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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    Homer Simpson opened the Emmy Awards
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    Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit Plan Is Best Way to Unite Labour, McDonnell Says  Bloomberg PoliticsLabour Party conference: McDonnell promises four-day working week  BBC NewsBrexit: McDonnell says Labour would introduce 32-hour working week within decade – live news  The GuardianU.K. Labour Will Reduce Working Week to 32 Hours: McDonnell  Bloomberg PoliticsLabour pledges free personal care for over-65s in England  BBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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 had a part-time in a fish and chip shop throughout my A-levels, I know what hard work means. 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 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.Within my first four days at university, by which time tickets had already sold out for the winter ball, I realised this was not the case. Around me, students effortlessly parted with well over £100 for that one night out. I could only struggle to do the same, so I applied to work for half of the ball in order to enjoy the other half for free. It soon dawned on me that, for a working-class student, a Cambridge education did not give me equal status. Continue reading...
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    Ali wrote: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,Having the ability to wage war, is not the same as wanting war. Do look up the difference
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    Giuliani accuses Ukraine of laundering $3M to Hunter Biden, asks how Obama could let that happen  Fox NewsTrump, Unrestrained  The New York TimesBiden's campaign likely coming to an end -- thanks to Clinton-linked Ukraine bombshell, Nunes says  Fox NewsTrump’s Ukraine Call Runs Some Impeachment Traps  BloombergIf Congress doesn't stand up to Trump on Ukraine, his abuse of power will only escalate  USA TODAYView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Egyptian authorities on Sunday detained an award-winning human rights lawyer after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, her lawyer said...
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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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    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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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    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...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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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    Hamas could be using the 30 million dollars a month which it receives from Iran each month to rebuild infrastructure which it has failed to do since 2014. Why does it have to apply to the UN for 10 million when it has 30 million dollars a month coming in from Iran? The PA could be using the Pay for Slay money it spends on supporting terrorists and their families.Better yet Hamas and Islamic Jihad could surrender their weapons and along with the PA make peace with Israel and watch the international community pour in funds to fix Gaza's infrastructure. If the 2014 war "fully shattered whatever semblance of economy the Strip had", what will the next war which Hamas is bringing upon the Gaza Strip do?
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    King Abdullah, during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in New York, reaffirmed Jordan’s support for the Palestinian people in their efforts to seek their just and legitimate rights, stressing that the Kingdom rejects all unilateral measures that would undermine peace prospects...
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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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    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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    Trump To Address UN General Assembly  NPRFall begins, Trump visits the United Nations: 5 things you need to know Monday  USA TODAYIvanka Trump brings 'star power' to global women's empowerment. But is it helping women?  Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. Needs a United Nations That Works  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
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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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    I actually agree with you on this assad regime can not be trusted by there word.... Scum
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    And Tlaib and Omar support these murders.
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    (This September 22 story corrects to add dropped word in fourth paragraph.)
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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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    Maybe if Hamas used some of those charitable donations to build infrastructure instead of rockets, terrorist tunnels, fund wars and Pay-To-Slay there would be money for houses.
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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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    The problem with this article is that it does not address the root problem with violence against women in Muslim and Arab cultures. Wife beating is sanctioned by the Qur'an, Islam and Arabic culture. The Template Hadith usc narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab: "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife." Another Hadith from the Template states "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day." Sura 4.34 states: "As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them." The Prophet himself is said to have hit his wife Aisha in the chest and caused her pain when she disobeyed and followed him. There are numerous examples from Imams and others on the internet explaining how to properly beat your wife according to Islam. Many state that the beating should not be on the head or face or leave marks. However, it is clear that men are allowed to use physical violence against their wives. Here is a recent example (March 29, 2019) from a Qatari sociologist trying to explain how to conduct a wife beating. Notice how he says the beating is given because the wife left the house without his permission."The leader of the house may decide to discipline the wife so life can move on...."How does a husband beat his wife? He gives her a disciplinary beating out of love.... Now, let's see how Islam teaches how to beat your wife. First, he must 'admonish her' – in other words, he should advise her. Then, he should refrain from sharing a bed with her. If all of this doesn't help, we start the beating as a last resort. What is beating in Islam? Beating in Islam... Wait, don't move... The husband must make his wife feel his strength." ..."Why aren't you listening to me?! How many times do I have to tell you?! How many times do I have to tell you so you'll listen?! Didn't I tell you not to leave the house without my permission?! You see how? A little bit of rebuke... Obviously, she's starting to talk back... I told you not to leave the house! How many times do I have to tell you? See how the beating is done?"
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    Eating meat may be illegal in the future, a top barrister has predicted
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    Tragic story … but the Israeli papers said it was in the southern city of Netivot near Gaza.NOT THE WEST BANK … HELLO?It's a tragic story … the girl and her family are TRAUMATIZED … and it's shocking and sad story
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    I agree with somethings you're saying but why Goe against your allies and get s400. I disagree with what you say about the kurds. I think the ypg are doing a fantastic job defeating isis scum but Erdoğan chooses to bomb them in recent years...... So I have mixed feelings about this man its a messed up world
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    Written by Alexandra Abumuhor Aaron Carter, 31, accuses Backstreet boys member Nick Carter of Raping an Elderly Woman...
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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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    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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    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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    Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat on Sunday said "open dialogue" is the only solution to end the teachers' strike that began more than two weeks ago...
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    I think he is mad the us have already said the f35 programme can be no where near anything Russian. I still don't understand why a nato member would jeopardise its membership by buying off Russia. Traitor if you ask me
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    Who would bomb a Mosque? A house of worship? Who would be LOW ENOUGH to do that?Let me know … eh?Why only 2 dead children ? How come so few? Were the rest in school? Were the rest working?Let me know … eh?
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    There will be a lot more than 25K homes needing repair … hello?The NEXT War on Gaza is just ahead … it won't be pretty … 100's of 1000's will be fleeing into the Sinai and won't be returning … eh?10's of 1000's of 'professionals' have already left Gaza in the last few months … 50% of Gazans say they'd EMIGRATE if given the opportunity … eh?IT'S COMING AND IT WON'T BE LONG …The Future is About to Land …
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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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    Do YOU mean YOU believed the vile Syrian POLICE STATE DICTATOR? LMAOCome on Man !!!!!!!!!He killed 500,000 Sunnis Syrians … He used 'barrel bombs' on civilians … He used 'Sarin Gas' on men/women/children' … He tortured men/women/children to extract information then killed them … hello?
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    He's like the PREDATOR in the sci-fi film of the same name … COMIN' ta git ya … eh?ROTFLMAO
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    In a perfect World … which is NOT where we live … Netanyahu would destroy the thugs of Hamas … eradicate all vestiges of their existence … and disperse the rest of the Arab/Muslims living there to the wider World … eh?Then … he'd push the MAJORITY of the Arab/Muslims off the WB into Jordan … and end the naiveté of a 2 State Solution … hello?The Arab/Muslim Cult - is too regressive … it'll take too long for them to embody the values of 21st C mankind … their REVENGE society too backwards to 'move on' … eh?The Arab/Muslims will be the detritus that will be flushed out by Global Warming … we've got the recipes … eh?
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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 ...
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Helping Israhell murder Iranians in Syria, buddying up with the pedophilic evil of Israhell trying to get the USA to attack Iran, don't seem to be the best path to good relations with Iran.
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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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    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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    Arabs should be helping the Semitic Palestinians klick the Khazarian Non Semitic Russian Expats and spawn thereof occupying the Semitic Palestinians land, out, not collaborating with the Great harlot, Dressed all in Purple, pretending to be Hebrews, who are Holocausting the Indigenous Semitic Palestinian souls in the Indigenous Semitic Palestinians own Ancestral Home Land.
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    Israeli government talks under way.
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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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    World's oldest travel firm Britain's Thomas Cook collapses.
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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 ...
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, leave Swindon Magistrates' Court where they where summonsed to appear over an image that allegedly showed the remains of footballer Emiliano Sala at the Holly Tree Lodge mortuary in Bournemouth.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    The Veronicas say they were ordered off a Qantas flight after staff "escalated" a row over luggage.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    Prime minister says 'UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran' for Saudi attacks.
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    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...
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    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
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    Radical policies and internal splits in equal measure at Labour's annual conference.
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    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.
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    Dennis Turner has history of child abuse and violence
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    Martino Gaudioso died after son mistook him for wild pig rustling in foliage
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    Trump joins a cadre of corrupt Western leaders intent on undermining democracy to stay in power.       
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    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
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Police charge the 34-year-old with culpable homicide after he shot his 55-year-old father.
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    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...
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    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...
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    A Year Later, Iran Finds Evaporating Sympathy at the U.N.  The New York TimesWhen Iran's president and foreign minister arrived in New York a year ago for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, they were riding high.View full coverage on Google News
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    Trump praises Modi at 'historic' Texas rally - BBC News  BBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    A powerful typhoon battered southern South Korea, injuring 30 people and knocking out power to about 27,790 houses, officials said Monday. Typhoon Tapah earlier lashed parts of Japan's southern islands with heavy rain and strong winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. South Korea's interior ministry said Monday the typhoon also brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southern South Korean cities and towns on Sunday and Monday.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    'Howdy, Modi!' Thousands, plus Trump, rally in Texas for India's leader  CNBC'Howdy, Modi!': Trump attends Indian PM's rally in Houston  Al Jazeera English‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump hails Indian PM at ‘historic’ Texas rally  BBC NewsDon’t Mess With Modi in Texas  The New York TimesMr. Modi Comes to America  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    The endorsement is the first of its kind by an Arab political group in Israel in more than 25 years.
  • 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. 
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    In Pictures: Night raids, arrests amid Kashmir lockdown  Aljazeera.comJammu and Kashmir: Hope and concerns in Ladakh  Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan Would Be Wiped Out If It Went To War With India: G Kishan Reddy  NDTV NewsCentre Plans To Open Schools, Theatres In Jammu And Kashmir: Minister  NDTV News75% Of Jammu And Kashmir Backed Article 370 Move, Says Rajnath Singh  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • 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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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
    Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge received three awards in a great night for British talent.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer took home some of the night's major prizes.
  • 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.       
  • 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
    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
    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
    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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  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Blackface damages Trudeau at polls as he vows lower taxes, cellphone costs  Fox NewsCanada's Trudeau pledges prescription drug plan after blow from blackface photos  ReutersTrudeau Vows Big Tax Break in Bid to Move Past Blackface Uproar  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
    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 sharply lower Monday, 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  CNNIndonesian President Joko Widodo has postponed a vote that could have criminalized consensual extramarital sex after outcry from human rights groups ...View 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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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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    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 fury: FLOTUS sends Twitter into meltdown after posting surprise US update  Express.co.ukPresident Trump visits Ohio, Texas  cleveland.comMorrison visits an Australian box factory in Ohio – and the Trump crowd goes wild  The GuardianAustralia offers Trump only limited commitment on Iran: PM  ReutersView 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
    Union members picketing a sprawling automobile assembly plant in Detroit marked "Solidarity Sunday" as the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors entered its second week. Nearly 50,000 GM workers had walked off the job last week, beginning the largest industrial action to hit the carmaker in more than a decade, after talks on a new four-year contract between GM and the UAW hit an impasse. On Sunday, about 250 union members holding up placards reading "UAW on strike" demonstrated outside the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, joined by Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren and sympathetic union members employed elsewhere.
  • 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
    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
    Driver Of Fiat Who Caused Princess Diana's Car Accident Identified — What Happens Now  YourTangoWho is Le Van Thanh? For years, Le Van Thanh's name has been connected to the tragic deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. Was he the driver of the ...
  • 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
    The star-studded audience at the 2019 Emmys laughed when Kim Kardashian said that her family members are 'real people just being themselves' on TV.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Thomas Cook has ceased trading, leaving an estimated 150,000 Britons abroad awaiting repatriation
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Cars are generally banned on the island, and that ban is integral to its charm.       
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Cars are generally banned on the island, and that ban is integral to its charm.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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
    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
    Elizabeth Warren's success means she now has a target on her back, and some of her 2020 competitors already have begun sharpening the knives.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    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.
  • 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
    Deadline set for Trump administration to hand over whistleblower complaint  ABC News'Start Here': Whistleblower complaint fallout and US-Iran tensions ahead of UN  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • 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 helps 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
    Women are joining forces in the Portland Street area of Hanley to make it a better place to live.
  • Monday 23 September, 2019
    Several families allege that children are being illegally detained in Indian-administered Kashmir.
  • 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
    Gavin Extence's fourth book The End of Time follows two Syrian teenagers on their journey to the UK.
  • 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 NewsView 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
    'It is like the dying of a good friend,' says scientist
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    Including a special Burj Khalifa display, Dubai fountain show, concerts and fireworks.
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The eight-year-old Brazilian girl was with her mother in a van when she was hit in the back.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    US President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he discussed former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader, adding to calls by Trump's opponents for his impeachment. A whistleblower's complaint sparked off accusations that Trump had sought to persuade President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate a son of Biden, Trump's possible 2020 election challenger -- raising concerns of dangerous foreign meddling in the US election similar to the interference blamed on Russia in 2016. Trump said that the conversation, held in July, addressed alleged corruption involving Biden and his son Hunter, and he floated the possibility that a transcript could be released.
  • 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 ExaminerUS-North Korea nuclear talks are failing. South Korea is furious.  Vox.comNorth Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul  ABC NewsShe fled North Korea for a better life. She died with her young son in an apartment in Seoul  CNNShe Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • 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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
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    Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg reinforces his recession forecast following the Federal Reserve's September meeting.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Hundreds Attend Funeral For Pizol, A Disappearing Glacier  NPRPizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming  BBC NewsHundreds mourn 'dead' glacier at funeral in Switzerland  CNNClimate activists hold event to mark vanishing Swiss glacier  ReutersHundreds gather in Switzerland to hold funeral for disappearing glacier lost to global warming | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The US and Saudi Arabia are looking for evidence proving Iranian culpability as the two countries weigh their responses to the debilitating attacks.
  • 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
    '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
    'A blunt remedy': Adam Schiff threatens to defund intel community over Ukraine whistleblower  Washington ExaminerHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff threatened to defund the intelligence community if his committee is not provided with the whistleblower ...
  • 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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
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    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
    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
    There may be no way to address the overarching fears all new surveillance technologies raise; however, major concerns can be addressed without slowing the use of facial recognition.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    It is the key to America's modern military.
  • 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
    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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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...
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s grip on power slipped further last night after Israel’s Arab minority party threw its support behind his rival Benny Gantz, virtually guaranteeing that Mr Gantz will get the first chance to form a government. The decision by the Joint List, which mainly represents Israel’s 2 million Palestinian citizens, is the first time since 1992 that an Arab party has endorsed a Jewish candidate like Mr Gantz to be prime minister.  Ayman Odeh, the Joint List leader, said he was backing Mr Gantz to bring an end to Mr Netanyahu’s 13 years in power.  “This will be the most significant step toward helping create the majority needed to prevent another term for Mr. Netanyahu. And it should be the end of his political career,” Mr Odeh said in a New York Times op-ed.  Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party put out a furious statement in response. “As we warned, the Arab parties that oppose Israel as a Jewish and democratic State and glorify terrorists recommended Gantz for prime minister,” the party said. The support of the Joint List means that Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, will almost certainly allow Mr Gantz the first chance to form a coalition government. It will be the first time since 2009 that anyone other than Mr Netanyahu has been given the task.  Letters from Jerusalem RHS But that does not mean Mr Gantz, a former army general, will necessarily succeed in cobbling together a majority. He says he hopes to form a national unity government with Likud but only if Mr Netanyahu, who is facing criminal corruption charges, agrees to resign.  Mr Netanyahu is refusing to budge and so far his Likud ministers are remaining loyal to him. If Mr Gantz is unable to form a government within 42 days then Mr Netanyahu will get another chance to take up the task. If neither man is successful, Israel could be plunged into an unprecedented third election in a year.  There were reports last night that both Mr Gantz’s Blue & White and Mr Netanyahu’s Likud were maneuvering to be allowed to go second in forming a government because they believed the first chance was a poison chalice likely to end in failure.  The Israeli president said meanwhile that he hoped the two parties could find a way to bridge their differences and come together in a unity government. “A stable government cannot be a government without both of the two largest parties,” Mr Rivlin said.   The leaders of the Joint List at the president's office Credit: Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP While the Joint List is backing Mr Gantz to be prime minister, the party will not actually join a potential Gantz government nor adds its 13 seats towards his majority.  Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of a secular nationalist party which holds the balance between pro-Netanyahu and anti-Netanyahu parties in parliament, said he was not backing Mr Gantz or Mr Netanyahu at this stage.  Mr Lieberman, who has a history of incendiary rhetoric towards Palestinians, said he could not support Mr Gantz if the Arabs were supporting him. “They're enemies. Wherever they sit we'll be on the other side." That leaves Mr Gantz with a perilously narrow path to forming a majority government without joining forces with Likud.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    'Opening the Door to Hell Itself': Bahamas Confronts Life After Hurricane Dorian  The Wall Street JournalIn this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics can smell more bodies than they can find  CNNInfluencers: 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
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    'We're working toward' avoiding war with Iran: Pompeo  ABC 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 NewsTranscript: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on "Face the Nation," September 22, 2019  CBS NewsOpen: This is "Face the Nation," September 22  Face the NationView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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
    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
    "The hurricane being named Karen is like a gift to the internet"
  • 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
    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
    Will the protests against Egypt's president spread? | Inside Story  Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.  The New York TimesEgypt: Protests and clashes enter second day  BBC NewsEgypt's revolution redux  Al Jazeera EnglishEgypt Braces for More Unrest as Protesters Call for President’s Ouster  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News
  • 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
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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
    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...
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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
    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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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently proposed killing it on the grounds that the presidential selection mechanism leads candidates to focus on just a handful of “swing states” that are most likely to determine the election.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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
  • 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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Thomas Cook customers in Tunisia say a hotel is demanding extra fees before letting them leave.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly This Week  The New York TimesNearly 200 leaders will converge on the world's most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of speeches, hundreds of meetings — and clashes over climate ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Pompeo joined many Trump allies in pivoting the conversation to discrediting the Democratic 2020 front-runner.
  • 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
    World leaders brace for tension as Bolsonaro promises to stand defiant over devastating fires
  • 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
    A U.S. Marine thought to have left Arizona for California’s Camp Pendleton never arrived, but was found days later at a Texas rest area, unharmed.
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    'Maximum pressure' from Washington has produced 'maximum resistance' from Tehran, Iranian senior diplomat warns
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The move was described by one person as 'sacrilege'
  • 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
    Britons in Spain protest against Brexit: 'The UK government has forgotten us'  Guardian NewsView 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
    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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Police launch investigation after 13-year-old confides in father
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The statement Saturday says Tanzania's government "despite several requests" is refusing to share the results of its investigations into a number of patients with Ebola-like symptoms and is refusing to ship patient samples to an outside WHO partner lab. Tanzania's government, which has said it has no Ebola cases, could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday.
  • 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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    '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 English
  • 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.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    UK could be better off outside EU says Corbyn  Guardian NewsJeremy Corbyn faces calls to resolve Labour Brexit divisions  BBC NewsU.K's Labour Want to Shorten Working Week Even More Than France  BloombergForget Brexit. The new battle is over Jeremy Corbyn’s successor  The GuardianWith an election looming, this chaotic conference is the last thing Labour needs  The IndependentView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Chinese Communist Party crackdown on Muslim population spreading as Xi Jinping sees dissent
  • 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
    Pete Buttigieg’s husband is now headlining fundraisers solo, helping power the mayor’s 2020 campaign as he focuses on Iowa and New Hampshire.
  • 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
    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
    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
    Iran war museum showcases downed US drones  Al Jazeera EnglishIran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened  CNBCPompeo says Iranians are 'bloodthirsty,' 'looking for war.' Zarif says US is 'posturing'  USA TODAY'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather  ABC NewsIranian President Demands Western Countries Leave Persian Gulf: 'Your Presence Has Always Been a Calamity'  NewsweekView full coverage on Google News
  • 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
    Clouds of insects spotted migrating south at over 10,000 feet altitude
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  • 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
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  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Pro-democracy movement rages into fourth month as protests strike new tone
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  • 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
    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
    PM Modi Meets Sikhs, Bohra And Kashmiri Pandit Communities In Houston  NDTVView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    The tweet threatened to deploy a B-2 bomber against "millennials" planning to raid the base.
  • 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
    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
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. The 53-year-old seamstress had returned from al-Hol camp, where 73,000 people, most of them families of IS militants, have been kept since the territorial defeat of the group in March.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
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    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
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    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
    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
    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
    Though she speaks little English, Yoana was calm when two officers from the US federal agency tasked with deporting undocumented people such as herself appeared outside her apartment. Reading from a card that said, "This is to advise any law enforcement officer that I cannot answer any questions," she parried their demands until the agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) left.
  • 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
    Elizabeth Warren now holds a 2-point lead over former vice president Joe Biden.
  • 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
    Hong Kong is a "police state" where officers -- once dubbed "Asia's finest" -- are conducting abuses in the service of the city's pro-Beijing leadership, prominent voices in the global financial hub's weeks-long protest movement told AFP Saturday. The comments came as riot police and demonstrators in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes Saturday near the Chinese border. "Within these three-and-a-half months we have seen the police in Hong Kong getting totally out of control," activist and pop star Denise Ho said in an interview with AFP.
  • Sunday 22 September, 2019
    Tropical weather forecast: September 21, 2019  FOX 13 News - Tampa BayState of the Tropics So Far in 2019: Busy in the Atlantic, Quiet in the Pacific  The Weather ChannelHumberto, Kiko, Imelda, Jerry, Mario, Loreno: 6 major storms near the U.S.  Deseret NewsIn case you missed it: Last week of summer features a major hurricane, deadly tropical storm and a taste of winter  Yahoo NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • 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
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  • 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
    The House speaker emphasized that Americans "have no interest in entering another Middle East conflict, particularly on behalf of Saudi Arabia."
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally ever  USA TODAYHere Are the Most Powerful Images (So Far) from the Climate Strikes Happening Around the World  PEOPLE.comClimate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds  The New York TimesHow the #ClimateStrike travelled around the world  Guardian NewsClimate strikes spread around the globe  QuartzView full coverage on Google News
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Samsung loves to mock the iPhone every chance it gets, even if that means having to delete its commercials when they no longer make Galaxy phones look good. Well, Samsung is at it again, but this time it's taking a hit at an Android rival that might be even more threatening than Apple.Not only is Apple a huge source of revenue for Samsung, but the iPhone doesn't really threaten Samsung's position at the top of the mobile market. You know which company does, though? Huawei, which could potentially have topped Samsung much faster if it weren't for the US government's ban against the company. And now that the Mate 30 has arrived, the Korean company felt the need to respond in the only way it knows how: Trolling.Huawei on Thursday unveiled the Mate 30 series, just as expected, and the rumors were almost all correct, including the one that said the Mate 30 Pro wouldn't have any Google apps. Huawei also explained what it's doing to replace Google apps on its phones during the ban, revealing that it's working on giving Android a massive overhaul which includes a separate app store, and a huge initiative to get developers on board.So what did Samsung do? They launched a Note 10 campaign reminding buyers that Samsung phones do come with all of Google apps and service, and telling them that the new Galaxy Note comes with four months of YouTube Premium access. YouTube, of course, is one of the Google apps that you won't find on the Mate 30 as long as the ban is active. Here's what Samsung's promo emails look like, via Android Central:By now, the people who would buy a Galaxy Note surely know that these phones ship with Google's version of Android, because there is no other alternative for Samsung.All is fair in love and war, sure. But remember the days when Samsung would barely mention on stage the fact that it was Google's Android that was running on the latest Galaxy S or Note the company just launched? Back then, acknowledging Android wasn't a crucial marketing advantage for Samsung.Since we're taking a walk down memory lane, remember when Samsung tried to turn its own mobile OS into a Google-less Android alternative, and kept releasing Tizen phones for years? Well, Samsung is now making fun of its biggest Android rival, forced to launch a flagship without any Google apps. I can't help but wonder how Samsung would deal with the same hand, had the ban affected the Korean smartphone maker instead of Huawei.
  • 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
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    More than 160 people arrested as officers fire tear gas on activists
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    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 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
    (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will send a “moderate” number of troops to the Middle East and additional missile defense capabilities to Saudi Arabia in response to last weekend’s attack on oil facilities, top Pentagon officials said. The top Democrat in Congress said the actions are unacceptable.Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday that the decision came at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and represented a “first step” in the U.S. response. He reiterated U.S. statements that evidence collected to date shows Iran was responsible for the attacks. The briefing by Esper and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, followed a meeting of national security officials at the White House.“Iran is waging a deliberate campaign to destabilize the Middle East,” Esper told reporters at the Pentagon. He added that the U.S. has shown “great restraint” in responding so far, but called the strike on Saudi Aramco facilities on Saturday a “dramatic escalation.”Esper and Dunford are still deciding on the specific number of troops and weapons systems but said the personnel deployment will be relatively small, not numbering in the thousands, and that more details would be forthcoming.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said the decision is an attempt by the administration to circumvent the will of Congress, which adopted resolutions to block arms sales to the Saudis and U.A.E. and condemn the Saudis for the “continued assault” on men, women and children.“These unacceptable actions are cause for alarm,” Pelosi said Saturday in a statement. “Americans are weary of war, and have no interest in entering another Middle East conflict, particularly on behalf of Saudi Arabia.”In addition to the U.S. missile defense assistance, Esper said “we are calling on many other countries who all have these capabilities to do two things -- stand up and condemn these attacks” and also contribute equipment.U.S. and Saudi analyses of the attack have described the strike as complex, involving a mix of low-flying drones and cruise missiles coming from the north. The attack exposed glaring vulnerabilities in Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities despite having spent hundreds of billions of dollars on weaponry in recent years.Swarms of Drones“There’s an international action led by the U.S. and in coordination with the Saudi kingdom to protect the navigation in the gulf and the Arabian sea,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said in a news conference in Riyadh on Saturday. This way “tankers and oil supplies are not subject to any complications from Iran,” he said.Saudi Arabia has already taken delivery of Patriot-3 hit-to-kill missiles bought years ago to defend against cruise and ballistic missiles. The kingdom earlier this year finalized a long-sought after contract for Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Thaad missile interceptors designed to intercept ballistic missiles at higher altitudes. It’s not known whether any Thaad batteries have been delivered.“No single system is going to be able to defend against a threat like” the combination of systems launched against Saudi Arabia last week, Dunford said. “But a layered system of defensive capabilities would mitigate the risk of swarms of drones or other attacks that may come from Iran.”U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who has repeatedly said Iran was responsible for the attack, returned early Friday from a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., saying he wanted to begin building a coalition that would organize a response to Iran.During a news conference earlier Friday, President Donald Trump signaled he’s trying to avoid a military conflict. Trump campaigned in 2016 on getting the U.S. out of Mideast conflicts and he’s repeatedly criticized the second U.S. invasion of Iraq.“I will say I think the sanctions work, and the military would work,” Trump told reporters. “But that’s a very severe form of winning.”On Friday the Treasury Department announced it is sanctioning Iran’s central bank and sovereign wealth fund, a move aimed at squelching any remaining trade the country conducts with Europe and Asia.The Blame GameIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that any U.S. or Saudi strike on his country in response to the attacks on the kingdom’s critical oil facilities would lead to “all-out war.”“I know that we didn’t do it,” Zarif told CNN. “I know that the Houthis made a statement that they did it.”Zarif later said in a post on Twitter that it was “curious” the Saudis “retaliated” against Yemen when Iran was blamed for the attacks. “It is clear that even the Saudis themselves don’t believe the fiction of Iranian involvement.”Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebel leader Mahdi al-Mashat announced Friday the halt of drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. He also called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift the blockade on the port of Hodeidah and reopen Sana’a International Airport.“We judge other parties by their deeds and actions and not by their words,” Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir said.\--With assistance from Dana El Baltaji, Donna Abu-Nasr and Salma El Wardany.To contact the reporters on this story: Tony Capaccio in Washington at acapaccio@bloomberg.net;Glen Carey in Washington at gcarey8@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Bill Faries at wfaries@bloomberg.net, Kevin WhitelawFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • 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
    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 TimesViolence erupts in Paris as police clash with anarchists who hijacked climate protest  The IndependentFrench police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris  CNBCView 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
    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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    The Massachusetts Parole Board called Michelle Carter's behavior 'irrational' and lacking sincerity as the board denied her early release request.
  • 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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    'At least one person arrested' but no reports of any injuries as thousands march during fourth consecutive month of action
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    "Yesterday, millions of people across the globe marched and demanded real climate action," Thunberg said at the first UN Youth Climate Summit.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
    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.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    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
  • 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
    The Saudi oil attacks could be a precursor to widespread cyberwarfare — with collateral damage for companies in the region  CNBCThe 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.View 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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  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    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
    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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    Why Tyler Mitchell, Nadine Ijewere and others are shaking up the industryTyler Mitchell was only 23 when he was invited to photograph Beyoncé for American Vogue’s September 2018 issue. In one of the two covers, she smoulders at the camera, wearing barely-there makeup and balancing a halo of colourful flowers on her head. In the other, she stands outside in an Alexander McQueen tiered dress with pan-African coloured lace, lifting white material above her natural braided hair. There is a raw beauty to both, casting the almost superhuman pop star in an unusually intimate light. But that wasn’t the only noteworthy thing about the pictures: Mitchell had made history, as the first African American photographer to shoot a Vogue cover.A few months later, Nadine Ijewere became the first black woman to reach a similar milestone, when she shot the singer Dua Lipa in a Gucci gown for the January 2019 issue of Edward Enninful’s British Vogue. Both covers were widely celebrated as landmark moments, but Mitchell is quick to level an awkward question at the media gatekeepers: “Why did it happen so late? If it were up to me, it would have happened earlier,” he tells me on the phone from New York. Continue reading...
  • 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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    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.
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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
    Benjamin Netanyahu's political base has fractured, leading to an uncertain future.
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters joined Global Climate Strike. Here are some of the best signs from the rallies.      
  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
    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."
  • 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
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    The prince denies all her allegations
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    LGBTQ South Koreans face widespread discrimination and activists say the law must change to protect them.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Follow the latest updates from Washington
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    John Bradburne had "few possessions, only love" say the leprosy patients he cared for 40 years ago.
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    They knew they were going to leave with their high school diplomas, but they never expected this incredible gift.       
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Deployment not 'in thousands' but officials refuse to provide full details
  • 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
    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
    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
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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
    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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    From regime change to rapprochement? Turkey’s shifting Syria policy alistair Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:13
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    Rapper has testified as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged gang members
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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...
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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
    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
    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...
  • Friday 20 September, 2019
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    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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    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
    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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  • Friday 20 September, 2019
    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
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
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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
    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
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
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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
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    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
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
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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
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    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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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    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
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    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...
  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
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  • Thursday 19 September, 2019
    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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