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Cornell University closes fraternity in wake of possible hate crime

Cornell University closes fraternity in wake of possible hate crime He was left "bloodied" by the attack, but a trip to the hospital ruled out broken bones or a concussion. IPD says John Greenwood of Ithaca, was charged with assault in the third degree, and further charges are pending. His lawyer, Raymond Schlather, told the Times his client wasn't involved. Authorities interviewed several students who witnessed the incident, a few of whom filmed the attack. [Full Article...]

Police release disturbing CCTV footage of the moment Drake's friend was murdered

Police release disturbing CCTV footage of the moment Drake's friend was murdered Giroux confirmed that Soares was a friend of celebrated Toronto rapper Drake . The suspects' getaway vehicle drives past the camera to the left; then, the suspects come briefly into view, running to the right past the camera again; finally, they run back to the auto, which has come to a stop a short distance from the front doors, and disappear from sight. [Full Article...]

Backed forces take 90% of Raqqa from Isis in major offensive

Backed forces take 90% of Raqqa from Isis in major offensive But the battle for the 10 percent of the city still held by IS will likely be tough, as IS had heavily mined the area, Abdel Rahman said. SDF forces launched an offensive aimed at liberating the city of Raqqa that was held by ISIL terrorist group since 2013. [Full Article...]

Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons But the nuclear powers want no part of it. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the event in NY while hailing the agreement as a milestone and the first multilateral pact on disarmament in more than two decades. He called the pact "an important step towards the universally-held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons". NATO said the treaty "disregards the realities of the increasingl... [Full Article...]

U.S. police on the lookout for 'Mad Pooper' jogger

U.S. police on the lookout for 'Mad Pooper' jogger She has been nicknamed "The Mad Pooper". "We need to talk to her to have a better understanding of why these choices are being made". "They came screaming, like, 'You're not going to believe this.' They are like crying". There is no shortage of bathrooms in the neighborhood. The woman reportedly had her trousers around ankles in broad daylight. "Not the case", Budde said. [Full Article...]

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, a threat to India: Government to Supreme Court

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, a threat to India: Government to Supreme Court Meantime, police said on Monday that they had arrested a suspected member of al Qaeda who they believed was trying to recruit Rohingya living in the country to fight security forces in Myanmar. Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, will be asking the UN General Assembly in NY next week for more help to cope as well as to put more pressure on Myanmar. [Full Article...]

Haley says Mattis will 'take care' of North Korea if diplomacy fails

But then you get into the humanitarian aspect of it, which is at what point are you going and actually hurting down to the people of North Korea'. US President Donald Trump said that he is "more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming". [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied' about health care

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied' about health care Lindsey Graham of SC, said he expects to get the 50 votes needed to pass the legislation in the Senate and that House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) said the House of Representatives will pass it if the Senate does, The Hill reported Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose edges closer to New England; rain, some wind in store

Hurricane Jose edges closer to New England; rain, some wind in store Jose is forecast to bring sustained winds of up to 39 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour gusts, potentially downing trees and power lines, as well as up to three or four inches of rain through Wednesday . It's possible Granite Staters might see some gusts to 25-30 miles per hour, mainly at the Seacoast. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force ... [Full Article...]

Teacher murdered by Amazon pirates

Teacher murdered by Amazon pirates Emma Kelty, 43, a former London headteacher, went missing last week and local authorities have arrested a 17-year-old youth over her murder. A Brazilian police spokesman said, "We believe she was shot and killed while she was camping on an island near the village of Lauro Sodré". [Full Article...]

North Korea's top diplomat heading to United Nations meeting

North Korea's top diplomat heading to United Nations meeting The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North Korea . The naval drills started the same day as the United Nations' General Assembly meeting. South Korea's presidential office spokesman Park Soo-hyun said on Sunday that Moon and Trump agreed on the need for stronger sanctions against North Korea during their call. [Full Article...]

After New North Korea Missile Test, US Says Has Military Options

After New North Korea Missile Test, US Says Has Military Options General Assembly this week, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. The North's official Korean Central News Agency quoted leader Kim Jong Un as saying that his country has made strides in achieving nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities despite "limitless" worldwide sanctions , and it will forge ahead and complete the work. [Full Article...]

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...]


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