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Malaysia disassociates itself from ASEAN statement on Myanmar

Malaysia disassociates itself from ASEAN statement on Myanmar World leaders and high-level representatives gathered in NY to address the assembly this week, with many urging action on the situation in Rakhine, where an August 25 attack on 30 police outposts and the subsequent military crackdown by government security forces have garnered worldwide attention and sparked claims of ethnic cleansing. [Full Article...]

First Female US Marine Infantry Officer

First Female US Marine Infantry Officer A female Marine has become the first woman to complete the notoriously rigorous training course for U.S. infantry officers. She has asked the Corps to keep her identity private. At the end of 2015, Reuters reported that former President Barack Obama had made a historic move to allow women to serve in all combat roles within the U.S Military. [Full Article...]

Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry

Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry Skelos's son Adam Skelos also had his corruption conviction overturned. Tuesday's ruling hinged on a 2016 Supreme Court decision tightening rules on what constitutes an "official act" by a public official, saying that merely setting up meetings, calling other public officials or hosting an event do not necessarily qualify as an "official act" taken in return for money or services received. [Full Article...]

North Korea strenthening defenses amid heightened rhetoric

North Korea strenthening defenses amid heightened rhetoric North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, made a rare TV appearance in which he called Trump "mentally deranged". Pyongyang did not release any statement in response to the deployment of the B-1B Lancer bombers, which the US military claimed was the "farthest north" flown by its air force on the peninsula this century. [Full Article...]

School children join fight for Catalan's independence from Spain

School children join fight for Catalan's independence from Spain Many carried pro-independence flags and signs calling for the October 1 vote that the Spanish government calls illegal and has pledged to stop. Key members of the team organising the vote have been put under official investigation for disobedience, malfeasance and embezzlement of public funds. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's parents: North Korea is not a victim, 'they're terrorists'

Otto Warmbier's parents: North Korea is not a victim, 'they're terrorists' Trump had previously blamed Pyongyang's "brutal regime" for Warmbier's plight but it was the first time the president publicly accused North Korea of torture in the case. "They destroyed him", she added. "I nearly passed out, but I got it together and I rode in the ambulance with him because I did not want him to be alone anymore". [Full Article...]

Volvo plans additional investment, jobs at U.S. plant

Volvo plans additional investment, jobs at U.S. plant That will mean the South Carolina Plant is capable of producing 150,000 cars a year, delivering nearly 4,000 jobs to the local economy and helping cushion Volvo from any damage Trump may inflict with his protectionist aims. Volvo cited direct access to worldwide ports and infrastructure, a well-trained labor force, an attractive investment environment, and experience in the high tech manufacturing... [Full Article...]

Wedding photographer captures groom jumping into water to rescue boy

Wedding photographer captures groom jumping into water to rescue boy In a Facebook post , wedding photographer Darren Hatt - who captured the dramatic moment on camera - narrated the incident and applauded Clayton for acting promptly. As his wife had her solo shots taken, he noticed three children had quickly turned into two. The boy appeared to be OK, and the couple says he didn't say a word after he was pulled out of the water. [Full Article...]

Actress Liz Dawn has sadly passed away

Actress Liz Dawn has sadly passed away After being diagnosed with emphysema, Dawn was written out of the soap in 2008 when Vera died in her sleep. BBC soap EastEnders also shared their condolences, tweeting, "We are extremely sad to hear of the passing of Liz Dawn, a true soap legend". [Full Article...]

Mata warns Man Utd teammates of hard CSKA challenge

Undefeated in all competitions, United sit atop Group A after one matchday thanks to a 3-0 win over Basel. However, Paul Pogba is still likely to be absent with a hamstring problem, while Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are still ruled out with long-term injuries. [Full Article...]

Merkel vows to win back right wing voters

Merkel vows to win back right wing voters Gauland told Reuters that neither he nor other party candidates knew why Petry left. That party secured enough votes with its more than 13 percent showing that it will now, for the first time, be granted proper seats in the German legislature, complete with full-time staff. [Full Article...]

Twitter explains why they won't delete Trump tweet threatening NK

South Korea has reacted with unease to Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea as its densely-populated capital Seoul is located just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone dividing the Korean peninsula. The suggestion is that if other Twitter users were to say similar things, it would be perceived as a threat of violence and Twitter would step in and either delete the tweets or ban the us... [Full Article...]

North Korea blows up United States ship in shocking propaganda video

North Korea blows up United States ship in shocking propaganda video Saturday's flight "underscores the seriousness" with which Washington treats "reckless behavior" from Pyongyang, added white. "This mission is a demonstration of USA resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat", Defense Department spokesman Dana White said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Here's what the latest health overhaul push means for you

Here's what the latest health overhaul push means for you End the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act that help people afford coverage. John McCain, R-Arizona announced Friday he will join fellow Republican Sen. She says the bill in Congress does nothing to address the actual drivers of health care costs. All states will be impacted by this change, regardless of their decisions to leverage the Medicaid expansion option under the ACA. [Full Article...]

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting girl

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting girl In this courtroom artist's sketch, Anthony Weiner , right, accompanied by his attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown, reads a statement during a hearing, Friday, May 14, 2017 in New York Federal court. In imposing sentence, the judge cited a need in such a highly publicized case to "make a statement that can protect other minors". "Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his... [Full Article...]

Iran displays S-300 air defense missile system to public

Iran displays S-300 air defense missile system to public The unveiling came during a military parade on Friday in Tehran. Iran also displayed myriad of its home-made advanced missiles, including ballistic missiles, which are reported to have a range of 1,300 km-2,000 km. He stressed that Iran's military power will be deployed for deterrent purposes. Iran has unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including... [Full Article...]

USA expands travel ban to include N Korea

USA expands travel ban to include N Korea Unlike the earlier travel ban, officials said the new policy was the result of months of deliberation with State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the White House and other agencies responsible for security and the border. The ban does have a lot of support from Trump supporters, with the president calling during his election campaign for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims en... [Full Article...]

PM Modi forms Economic Advisory Council with Bibek Debroy as chief

PM Modi forms Economic Advisory Council with Bibek Debroy as chief Debroy, a former professor at Centre for Policy Research, is now a member of NITI Aayog , Indian Government's think tank. Ratan Watal, Principal Advisor, Niti Aayog is the member-secretary of EAC-PM. It has been submitting periodic reports to the Prime Minister on macroeconomic developments and issues with implications for economic policy. Besides just boosting figures and data, which mean ... [Full Article...]

Venezuela lashes out over travel ban

Venezuela lashes out over travel ban The new restrictions, to be phased in, apply to foreign nationals from countries the administration says have refused to share information on terrorism, among other issues, with the USA government. It also appears to address the argument that the original ban specifically targeted Muslims, a fact that was heavily debated in courts across the country this year. [Full Article...]

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has 'retired' following huge data breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has 'retired' following huge data breach One of the key components of the bill being considered by MA lawmakers would require companies to obtain consent before accessing or using consumer credit reports and credit scores. Additionally, the bill would require any company that owns personal information of more than 1,000 MA residents to encrypt sensitive data. "We should own it", Healey said . [Full Article...]


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