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Somali army repels al-Shabab after attack on military base

Somali army repels al-Shabab after attack on military base Terrorist group Al Shabaab invaded a border town near Kenya this morning, according to Reuters . "All of the victims are innocent Somalis, the teashop is owned by civilians, this is a place where people sit, drink tea and rest", said Abdulle, who referred to Al Shabaab as a "bloodthirsty group". [Full Article...]

Gillibrand Joins Train of Dem 2020 Hopefuls Backing Medicare-for-All

Gillibrand Joins Train of Dem 2020 Hopefuls Backing Medicare-for-All More than 52% of Democrats believe health care should be run through a single national government program, the same poll said, though only 12% of Republicans believe the same. Last week, progressive darling Sen. Booker and Gillibrand's endorsements in particular are yet another sign that support for single-payer is likely going to be the standard in 2020, no longer a deviation from the party lin... [Full Article...]

Irma, Now A Tropical Storm, Churns Through Florida

Irma, Now A Tropical Storm, Churns Through Florida Some 6.5 million people, about one-third of Florida's population, had been ordered to evacuate their homes ahead of Irma's arrival. National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Shiveley said if water from the bay had not receded, storm surge in the city would have been much higher. [Full Article...]

United Nations rights body rebukes India over its measures to deport Rohingyas

United Nations rights body rebukes India over its measures to deport Rohingyas Also on Sunday, foreign minister of Bangladesh said genocide was being waged in Myanmar's Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of almost 300,000 Rohingya Muslims to his country. On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene. [Full Article...]

Lavrov: More 'Parity' Coming to Diplomatic Offices

Lavrov: More 'Parity' Coming to Diplomatic Offices Then-President Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian intelligence officers and seized two Russian diplomatic compounds in the U.S.in retaliation for Kremlin meddling in the 2016 USA presidential elections. Smoke Rising From Russian San Fransisco Consulate... "In this connection we also have consensus on a need to comply with Security Council demands for respect for sovereignty, territorial i... [Full Article...]

Trump Readies For first September 11 Commemoration As President

Trump Readies For first September 11 Commemoration As President It is believed the intended target of Flight 93 was either the White House or the Capitol Building. So, as Americans have done every year since, on Monday they paid tribute to the almost 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks - a solemn and emotional anniversary that also highlighted the country's strength when its citizens come together. [Full Article...]

British Parliament Debates May's Brexit Legal Bill Ahead Of Vote

British Parliament Debates May's Brexit Legal Bill Ahead Of Vote Brexit secretary David Davis has warned MPs against triggering a "chaotic" exit from the European Union by voting against the government's EU Withdrawal Bill this evening. Lawmakers are debating the bill Monday in the House of Commons with a vote due around midnight. However, it is thought that the most detailed scrutiny of the bill will take place during the committee stage, when the legisla... [Full Article...]

No journalists are arrested in Germany - Chancellor Merkel to Turkish foreign ministry

No journalists are arrested in Germany - Chancellor Merkel to Turkish foreign ministry Before yesterday's news of additional arrests, 10 Germans were in detention in Turkey, including German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who has been held for more than 200 days. Both Merkel and her chief rival in the September 24 national election, Martin Schulz , had called for an end to Turkey's European Union membership negotiations during a TV debate last week. [Full Article...]

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya is 'textbook ethnic cleansing'

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya is 'textbook ethnic cleansing' Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said there were two land mine incidents on Sunday, including a blast that blew off a man's leg. More than a dozen Nobel laureates have written an open letter to the UN Security Council warning of a tragedy "amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity" in Rakhine state, citing the "potential for genocide". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared

Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared Two officers who had been helping at an evacuation shelter were killed in a auto crash in Hardee County, officials say. Officials closed major bridges. Although downtown Fort Lauderdale was spared major damage, trees were uprooted throughout the area. Citing concerns about high winds from the outer edges of the storm as it sits over Florida , Robeson County schools announced that students wou... [Full Article...]

Travelers trying to head to Florida dealing with flight cancellations

Travelers trying to head to Florida dealing with flight cancellations The airport also is a major transfer point for travel throughout the southeastern region of the United States, an area already reeling from the impact of travel disrupted by Irma's impact. Southwest Airlines says it will operate a "reduced schedule" at both Atlanta and Birmingham on Monday. "Passengers reminded to check airline's flight status", according to the airport's Twitter feed . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma coming for Florida

Hurricane Irma coming for Florida Trump owns a resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has often traveled during his presidency, as well as three golf courses in the state. Gusty tropical breezes will ease Hurricane Irma into South Florida this morning before the sprawling Category 4 cyclone is forecast to invade with a cruelty unmatched in recent history. [Full Article...]

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Recovery And Relief Efforts In Houston?

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Recovery And Relief Efforts In Houston? We already have offered assistance to many families with children at our TX, LA hotels (2-3 hours east of Houston ). Last month, the Trump administration did not renew the Advisory Committee for Sustained National Climate Assessment, which is created to help US employees understand the government's climate reports . [Full Article...]

CA Attorney General Suing Trump for 'Unconstitutional and Illegal Termination' of DACA

CA Attorney General Suing Trump for 'Unconstitutional and Illegal Termination' of DACA Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said he made a decision to file a separate suit in California because the state and its economy will be especially harmed because it is home to one quarter of the 800,000 people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , program. [Full Article...]

United States of America cruise to Walker Cup win over GB& Ireland

United States of America cruise to Walker Cup win over GB& Ireland The home side only need to claim a further five and a half points of the 14 available on Sunday to claim the trophy back from the defending champions Great Britain and Ireland. Miller, who captained the US team that lost to Great Britain at Royal Lytham 16 1/2-9 1/2 two years ago, said he told his 10-man squad before Sunday that "this is a defining moment, there's certain things in their careers a... [Full Article...]

Average US gas price jumps after Harvey shuts refineries

Average US gas price jumps after Harvey shuts refineries The average price for regular gas in the state of Florida is $2.729, according to AAA data, up 5% from $2.601 the average last week. Unsurprisingly, prices are even higher in areas in the storm's path. Once power is restored and roads open, gasoline deliveries will resume. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, says prices appear to have peaked in the last week. [Full Article...]

NATO forces in Afghanistan apologise for 'highly offensive' propaganda leaflet

NATO forces in Afghanistan apologise for 'highly offensive' propaganda leaflet In a separate development, the NATO-led coalition forces have apologized for distribution of leaflets earlier this week in Parwan, which they said had contained an image offensive to Muslims. The Taliban, who are fighting to drive out foreign forces and re-establish its "Islamic Emirate" based on a local variant of theocratic traditionalism, issued a statement saying the leaflet made clear "... [Full Article...]

Khawaja Asif meets Iranian president, urges to reach consensus on Afghan issue

Trump while announcing his policy for South Asia and Afghanistan had accused Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists. "Resolving the problems of the countries of the region needs regional solutions with participation of Iran, while any action of cross-regional countries is of no benefit for the region", asserted Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. [Full Article...]

Two trains collide in Swiss station leaving around 30 people injured

Two trains collide in Swiss station leaving around 30 people injured The accident happened in Andermatt, a mountain town in the canton of Uri. During a manoeuvre to bring the locomotive from the back of the train to the front on a parallel track, an accident occurred, read the newspaper report. Around 100 passengers were on one of the trains when the two came together at the station. The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway said as quoted by media that a train misf... [Full Article...]

Pakistan, Turkey discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at OIC summit

Pakistan, Turkey discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at OIC summit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirzioyev, President of Guinea Alpha Condé, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Yousef Al-Othaimeen addressed the event. [Full Article...]


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