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President makes United Nations debut as North Korea's nuclear program takes center stage

President makes United Nations debut as North Korea's nuclear program takes center stage The two leaders discussed " North Korea's continued defiance of the global community and its efforts to destabilize Northeast Asia", it said in a summary of the call that followed North Korea's launch of another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday . [Full Article...]

Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Strategic Issues During Meeting at Russian UN Mission

Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Strategic Issues During Meeting at Russian UN Mission The meeting between the two leaders took place at the Russian mission in NY ahead of the UN General Assembly, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said. Recent discussions have centered on the possibility of sending UN peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, although the United States and Kyiv have said they do not want the deployment to cement division of the country. [Full Article...]

Good News H-1B Applicants! Premium Processing Of Visas Has Resumed

Good News H-1B Applicants! Premium Processing Of Visas Has Resumed However, those applying for the H-1B visa for the first time would not have the option of the premium process. The main reason for the temporary suspension of H-1B premium visas is to restrict the overflow of applications, as officials struggled to handle the rush. [Full Article...]

Dubai awards US$3.87bn solar energy contract to ACWA power

Dubai awards US$3.87bn solar energy contract to ACWA power MBR is part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 , to transform Dubai into "an global hub for clean energy and green economy", by providing 7% of Dubai's power output from clean resources by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park sits around 50 km (31 mi) south of Dubai and its first phase was inaugurated back in 2013. The contract is awarded to a c... [Full Article...]

Alert issued as authorities search for missing 3-month-old infant

Alert issued as authorities search for missing 3-month-old infant The 3-month-old has brown hair and weighs about 10 pounds. Investigators say they are non-custodial parents. "Cochran Jr.is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, weighing 185 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes and also has a tattoo on the side of her neck that reads, "Faith". Their direction of travel is unknown but could possibly be to Ocala, FL or Valdosta, GA. [Full Article...]

Canal wall collapses in Bihar before inaugural by CM Nitish

Canal wall collapses in Bihar before inaugural by CM Nitish The dam's collapse predictably left chief minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed as his office informed the media late on Tuesday evening that the inauguration of the Bateshwar Sthan Ganga Pump Canal Project was being cancelled due to "technical reasons". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Billboards Removed, School Uses Brenda Lee to Apologise

Melania Trump Billboards Removed, School Uses Brenda Lee to Apologise Billboards bearing the slogan and an image of Ms Trump giving a speech were plastered around the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. A 12-year-old New Zealand boy has been banned from a furniture shop for building a pillow fort. Her Slovenian lawyer demanded that the billboards were immediately removed. She left the country in her 20s to pursue an worldwide modelling career before meeting Donald Trump... [Full Article...]

Google.org launches $5 million innovation fund to counter 'hate and extremism'

Google.org launches $5 million innovation fund to counter 'hate and extremism' The heavy implication is that the governments will pass laws to force the issue with fines, if they're deemed to have not made enough progress by the time world leaders convene at a G7 meeting on 20 October. For their part, the companies have consistently tried to step up by funding research, establishing anti-extremism programs and putting artificial intelligence to work at identifying conten... [Full Article...]

Rohingyas may use sea routes to sneak into India

Rohingyas may use sea routes to sneak into India In the matter, which will be heard October 3, the MHA said the "continuance of Rohingyas' illegal immigration into India and their continued stay in India, apart from being absolutely illegal, is found to be having serious national security ramifications and has serious security threats". [Full Article...]

Iran says 'no guarantee' Israel will exist 25 years later

Trump has said there will be a "dramatic" adjustment to how the United States treats the deal by next month, when according to USA law , the United States just recertify Iranian adherence to the deal. The third point - one that is a major issue when he travels overseas and meets with foreign leaders - was again to thank the president for his support for Israel at the United Nations . [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia offers aid to Rohingya refugees within hours

Saudi Arabia offers aid to Rohingya refugees within hours As of now, Bangladesh is hosting over 8,00,000 Rohingyas, he added. "There are also reports of dehumanizing propaganda that akin the Rohingya to pests". "There are elephants in the forest, close to the place where many Rohingya refugees are clearing forest to make huts, police official Chailau Murma said". [Full Article...]

Florida tolls still free a week after Irma

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant says the Monroe center will add to more than 6,000 Amazon employees already in Ohio. "In 1996, (Visit Florida) was created and the concept was, when you have an oil spill, when you have a 9/11, and people are afraid to travel to big places like Disney World, because they think that's the next terrorist attack", Corcoran, R-Land O" Lakes, said. [Full Article...]

North Korea ambassador walks out of United Nations in boycott of Trump's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump in a statement: "In over 30 years of my experience with the United Nations, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech". Trump offered a hand to fellow leaders but also called on them to embrace "national sovereignty" and to do more to ensure the prosperity and security of their own countries. [Full Article...]

At UN, Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy' N. Korea

At UN, Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy' N. Korea Soon after the United Nations speech , White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders downplayed the statement in a tweet comparing what Trump said to something President Barack Obama said while in office. During the campaign, Trump criticized worldwide entities like the United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, lamenting high costs and bureaucratic impediments to progress. [Full Article...]

Pakistan, US agree to resolve bilateral issues with dialogue

Pakistan, US agree to resolve bilateral issues with dialogue The meeting began by reiterating the deep and historic relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Abbasi said that Pakistan considered Sri Lanka a very important country and attached great importance to its bilateral relations with Sri Lanka. [Full Article...]

Palestinian Authority Agrees to Administer Gaza as Reconciliation Takes Shape

Palestinian Authority Agrees to Administer Gaza as Reconciliation Takes Shape The millions of Palestinians living in diaspora in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and beyond are represented in theory by Abbas and the Fatah-led Palestine Liberation Organization. Moreover, the militant group is unlikely to give up Gaza, its key source of leverage. Most importantly, Hamas needs to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in Gaza. [Full Article...]

Australia Prepares First Group of Refugees for Resettlement in US

Australia Prepares First Group of Refugees for Resettlement in US More are expected to be accepted in the near future under the agreement for about 1250 people to go to the United States from both islands. A document on a notice board on Manus Island warns refugees every case is different and moves through the required process at different speeds. [Full Article...]

Jose to have effect on New England coast

Jose to have effect on New England coast The core of Jose will stay off of the coast but we will still feel some impacts in the form of rough surf, rip currents, coastal/tidal flooding, wind, and rain. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, the United States and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques. [Full Article...]

PM Modi's 'Make In India' Targets Only Large Businesses: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi's 'Make In India' Targets Only Large Businesses: Rahul Gandhi On Tuesday, September 19, Gandhi interacted with a few students on the Princeton University in NY and discussed an array of topics such as India-US relations, Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, the hits and misses of the Congress government, and India and China's position in the world. [Full Article...]

Madras HC to hear plea of 18 disqualified MLAs on Wednesday

Madras HC to hear plea of 18 disqualified MLAs on Wednesday The Madras High Court has extended the stay order on conducting floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly until further order ordered that no floor test be conducted in Tamil Nadu Assembly till further orders. The MLAs who were disqualified include P Vetrivel and Thanga Tamilselvan, the most vocal supporters of Dhinakaran, whose appointment as deputy general secretary and re-induction into the party... [Full Article...]


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