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Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore

Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore It said the number fleeing their homes had increased as fears grow that the mountain could blow. Nearly 60,000 people have been evacuated from the area after the region experienced hundreds of volcanic earthquakes in one day. About 330,000 British nationals visit Indonesia every year, according to the Foreign Office. Flights to and from the island have not been interrupted but airlines are watch... [Full Article...]

Twitter finally breaks silence on why it's never suspended President Trump

Twitter finally breaks silence on why it's never suspended President Trump Could the world go to war over a tweet? His continual references to Kim Jong-un as Little Rocket Man, and his suggestion that the leader and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho "won't be around much longer" and that the United States may have "no choice but to totally destroy" North Korea has been seen by the Asian country as "a clear declaration of war" . [Full Article...]

Keohane: SA has good shot of winning bid to host 2023 RWC

Keohane: SA has good shot of winning bid to host 2023 RWC Former Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll will be part of the delegation - as will Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Irish Rugby CEO Philip Browne and Irish women's captain Niamh Briggs - making a presentation of no more than 30 minutes to make the case for Ireland getting the big gig in six years' time. [Full Article...]

'The United States' has 'declared war on our country': North Korea

The U.S. military reportedly told the NIS that the North was probably very surprised by the appearance of the bombers and the reason Pyongyang has not issued a response is because it consulted the matter with China and Russian Federation. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!' In addition to the nuclear test, North Korea has launched dozens of missiles sin... [Full Article...]

Serial cannibal couple 'served first victim's head on platter of oranges'

Serial cannibal couple 'served first victim's head on platter of oranges' Some victims' remains have been found in the refrigerator in the cannibal couple's home. A couple in Krasnodar in southern Russian Federation was discovered to have practiced cannibalism for almost 20 years and may be responsible for the murders of seven people, the LiveKuban.ru news outlet reported Monday. [Full Article...]

Three Israelis killed in shooting at West Bank crossing

The attacker came to the back gate of the settlement - which is opened every morning to allow Palestinians to enter Israel for work - and opened fire on security forces there, according to police. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said "the cruel terror attack proves once again the daily front that our security forces face in the most important mission - protecting and defending the safety of the ... [Full Article...]

Is Trump 'Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?'

Is Trump 'Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?' White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the US hasn't "declared war" on North Korea. Aside from vowing to down American aircraft skirting North Korean airspace, Pyongyang has also threatened to launch missile test shots at US military installations in Guam and conduct a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp blocked in China

WhatsApp blocked in China Symbolic Software's Nadim Kobeissi told The Verge that it likely took a while for the Chinese government to figure out how to configure its infamous firewall to detect and block the heavily encrypted protocol WhatsApp uses to send text messages. [Full Article...]

Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities

Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities The unveiling came during a military parade on Friday in Tehran . The missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers and can carry several warheads. The ambassadors to Washington from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union all strongly backed the worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday, as long as Tehran continues to comply with the pact. [Full Article...]

Iran Tests New Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

Iran Tests New Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Iran said Saturday that it had successfully tested a new the Khorramshahr missile that could travel about 1,200 miles and carry several warheads. I don't know what we can do with this agreement now... The footage includes the launch from multiple angles as well as footage from cameras mounted on the missile itself. Everybody should try to monitor the ballistic activity of Iran. [Full Article...]

Ongoing settlement activities undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, warns United Nations envoy

Ongoing settlement activities undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, warns United Nations envoy Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 48 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shooting and car-ramming attacks. Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent state, with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. He welcomed recent moves toward reconciliation between Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which controls the West Bank, s... [Full Article...]

DoD: US Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

DoD: US Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Its leaders say nuclear capabilities are its only deterrent against an outside world seeking to destroy it. B-1 bombers are no longer part of the US nuclear force, but they are capable of dropping large numbers of conventional bombs. "He's a role model to every North Korean diplomat - very knowledgeable in foreign languages and a spectacular writer", Mr Thae told South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo... [Full Article...]

New US Senate Measure Addresses DACA With Path to Citizenship

New US Senate Measure Addresses DACA With Path to Citizenship In total, it would take applicants 15 years to become a citizen. "We think hundreds of thousands, maybe more than a million could be eligible for this program, but we also have to set a high bar and send a clear message that people wanting to come to this country should consider doing it legally", he added. [Full Article...]

Israel slams Iran missile test as 'provocation'

Israel slams Iran missile test as 'provocation' If he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed U.S. sanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement. He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether or not he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal . [Full Article...]

Will the Iran nuclear deal be torn up?

The deal was so "technical, so complicated ... we didn't want to be dragged down into a quid pro quo on other issues", Araud said . Trump responded to these provocations in August with threats to deliver "fire and fury" to the people of North Korea, and has stated that military options for dealing with the country are "locked and loaded". [Full Article...]

German Election: Angela Merkel Elected Chancellor For Fourth Term

German Election: Angela Merkel Elected Chancellor For Fourth Term Alternative for Germany (AfD ) picked up an impressive 13 percent of the vote , giving them 94 seats and making them the third biggest party in the Bundestag, behind the Social Democrats ( SPD ). Social Democratic SPD, its coalition partner, has chose to sit with opposition. But she added: "We are the strongest party, we have the mandate to build the next government - and there can not be a coa... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers expect Thomas (hip) to play by January

Cavaliers expect Thomas (hip) to play by January Thomas' status in what is the final year on his contract was uncertain, and with this update from Cleveland , it pushes his return dangerously close to the All-Star break and midway point of the season. Thomas averaged 28.9 points-per-game last season, which was third highest in the National Basketball Association. According to the new reports, Isaiah Thomas should be back on the court by J... [Full Article...]

Jennifer Lopez announces $1M donation for Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

Jennifer Lopez announces $1M donation for Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts Cuomo also announced that he'll be launching a state effort to help Puerto Rico which will encourage NY residents to donate goods as well as raise funds from the business community for organizations in Puerto Rico . "I can't even describe what it means and the people of Puerto Rico that NY not only promises support but also provides funds and supplies for aid". [Full Article...]

Defence Secretary James Mattis arrives India to boost relations

Defence Secretary James Mattis arrives India to boost relations Mattis told reporters on his flight that the trip will be a historic opportunity for two democracies at a time of strategic convergence. Mattis said the goal of his trip was to promote pragmatic progress between the two countries defence partnership, delivering defence interoperability aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trumps direction as security is on of the key strat... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump to visit MI for STEM education funding announcement

Ivanka Trump to visit MI for STEM education funding announcement The Obama administration called for $4 billion for computer science education in an initiative announced in January 2016; however, that funding never materialized from Congress. Microsoft looks forward to partnering with other companies, non-profit groups, and the federal and state governments to help bring computer science into America's mainstream education curriculum. [Full Article...]


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