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Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers The United States on Tuesday welcomed Saudi King Salman's order, reported by Saudi state media, allowing women to drive cars. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where a woman could go to jail for driving, before the new policy. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation may ban Facebook in 2018

Russian Federation may ban Facebook in 2018 A controversial law passed in 2014 requires foreign messaging services, search engines and social networking sites to store the personal data of Russian users inside Russia. Russian Internet freedom activists have urged global tech companies to reject the government's calls to give them access to personal data, saying that this would undermine cybersecurity for millions of Russian users. [Full Article...]

Kremlin warns of consequences as North Korea stand-off heats up

Kremlin warns of consequences as North Korea stand-off heats up He mocked Kim with a taunt he'd first used on Twitter days before, saying: "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime". On Saturday, US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew in global airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]

TLC singer T-Boz's mentally ill cousin shot dead by IL police

TLC singer T-Boz's mentally ill cousin shot dead by IL police According to Watkins, cops shot Russell 17 to 20 times after police identified him as a suspect in a bank robbery. However, according to a statement on the Peoria Police Department's Facebook page , Russell was killed September 20 "as he emerged from his home advancing towards officers with a handgun". [Full Article...]

South Korea urges Trump to calm tensions with North Korea

South Korea urges Trump to calm tensions with North Korea Trump blamed previous US presidents for failing to deal with the North Korean threat. "We will make North Korea realise that it has no future should it try to face the rest of the world with nukes", he said, though he added there was still a chance for dialogue. [Full Article...]

Ishaq Dar postpones return to Pakistan

Ishaq Dar postpones return to Pakistan The judge then set September 27 as the next date of hearing when the finance minister will be formally indicted by the court. Pervaiz said that they fully believed in the courts and would continue to fight for their rights. The court, however, had directed to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 million and directed the authorities concerned to arrest and produce the accused on September 25. [Full Article...]

Virginia Voters on Trump and Statues

Virginia Voters on Trump and Statues Northam has a 15-point lead over Gillespie on the topic of race relations, though, with 37 percent supporting Northam's ability to handle the issue. While touting his bipartisan credentials in this race, he has used uncharacteristically sharp rhetoric against Trump, calling the president a "narcissistic maniac" in a TV ad. [Full Article...]

Bengaluru NCC cadet drowns in pond while friends click selfies

Bengaluru NCC cadet drowns in pond while friends click selfies The relatives called of the demonstration after the college management assured them of stringent action against the people for their negligence. Kaggalipura police said that Vishwas G, a resident of Hanumantha Nagar, South Bengaluru , and elder son of autorickshaw driver Govindaraju and homemaker Sunanda, drowned in a 300-year-old kalyani , a stepped tank, when the touring party entered the ... [Full Article...]

Longest surviving terrorist killed in Kashmir

Longest surviving terrorist killed in Kashmir Another police official told Kashmir Reader that a resident of Sopore town, Qayoom joined militancy barely at an age of 16. Najar was expelled by Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin blaming him in playing a key role in murdering innocent persons and indulging in character assassination of Hurriyat leaders and attacks on the telecommunication set-up in the Valley. [Full Article...]

Man in court charged with stabbing Muslim surgeon outside mosque

Man in court charged with stabbing Muslim surgeon outside mosque Police made two arrests and said they were treating the incident as a hate crime . Greater Manchester Police said a second man has been released with no further action. In a statement , police said: 'Officers have arrested two people after a hate crime in Hale . Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said: 'This is a very nasty and unprovoked attack against a much loved local man. [Full Article...]

AG Jeff Sessions speaks live at Georgetown Law school

AG Jeff Sessions speaks live at Georgetown Law school A protest was scheduled outside the building in which he'll be speaking, and dozens of faculty members signed a statement excoriating Sessions, whose Department of Justice is now prosecuting a woman for the crime of laughing during his confirmation hearing, for having the gall to publicly extoll the virtues of "free speech". [Full Article...]

Trump's North Korea tweet 'newsworthy'

Trump's North Korea tweet 'newsworthy' The company also stated it's 'committed to transparency and keeping people informed about what's happening in the world'. The episode has put Twitter in a hard position, leading many observers to question how the company's policies against threats and abuse squared with tweets by Trump that some believe risk provoking a nuclear conflict. [Full Article...]

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...]


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