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United Nations boss presses Myanmar on Rohingya crisis

United Nations boss presses Myanmar on Rohingya crisis More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last month, after the military in Buddhist majority Myanmar launched vicious operations against Rohingya rebels. "We're in the 21st century and I see these atrocities going on that makes (you) not even want to be part of the human race", he said. The heads of United Nations agencies in Myanmar were due to visit Rahkine ... [Full Article...]

The Jones Act Could Be Hindering Puerto Rico's Recovery

The Jones Act Could Be Hindering Puerto Rico's Recovery As of Wednesday, Puerto Rico's ports of San Juan and Guayanilla lifted operational restrictions. "But we have a lot of shippers and ... a lot of people who work in the shipping industry that don't want the Jones Act lifted". Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.) has also long called for a full repeal of the law. Puerto Rican officials asked for additional medical as... [Full Article...]

Three killed in Mumbai stampede

Three killed in Mumbai stampede As per last reports in, 15 people had died and more than 30 were injured. The Railways have been building a bridge to replace the narrow foot over bridge however the process including the decision to commission it has taken years. 40 people have been seriously injured. The incident took place on Friday morning during rush hour near a ticket window between the Lower Parel and Elphinstone station... [Full Article...]

Head of UN Watchdog Highlights Serious Gap in Iran Nuclear Deal Verification

Head of UN Watchdog Highlights Serious Gap in Iran Nuclear Deal Verification Prohibited activities include work on detonation systems and the use of computer models to simulate nuclear explosive devices. Russian Federation says that means the IAEA has no authority over it. "Our tools are limited", Amano told Reuters when asked if his agency had the means to verify Section T. If Iran continues to refuse to cooperate with the worldwide community, the nations of the wor... [Full Article...]

$1B loan offer to struggling Puerto Rico utility may be rejected

$1B loan offer to struggling Puerto Rico utility may be rejected Passapera said they will continue sending donations until Puerto Rico says it doesn't need any. Some of the money will also be sent to the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is still recovering from when Hurricane Irma struck late last month. Joe Nawrocki, a spokesman for U.S. Northern Command. He told reporters that now there are 44 operational hospitals in Puerto Rico, out of 69 total. [Full Article...]

Afghan security forces killed in the south

Afghan security forces killed in the south Earlier in the day, officials said that 12 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and four others were wounded when the Taliban stormed the governor's compounds in Maruf district in southern Kandahar province the previous evening. [Full Article...]

These Are No Reagan Tax Cuts

These Are No Reagan Tax Cuts The plan calls for cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. This is because it would lower their rates and eliminate some taxes that benefit this income group exclusively, such as the estate tax, which exempts the first $5.5 million in inheritance for individuals. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria weaker, likely to pass well off southeast United States coast

Hurricane Maria weaker, likely to pass well off southeast United States coast The Outer Banks are forecast to see stronger winds of 50 miles per hour. Further inland, it's possible that parts of North Carolina and Virginia could see tropical storm winds of at least 39 miles per hour if Maria tracks close enough to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Japan Parliament dissolved, snap election expected

Japan Parliament dissolved, snap election expected It was widely believed among ruling and opposition parties that Koike would resign as governor of Tokyo before the election and aim to become prime minister. Yuriko Koike's new party to challenge Abe's ruling party. "She doesn't actually have to win, but she has to inflict a bloody nose on Abe ..." But surveys show that Koike's gambit is starting to put pressure on Abe, 63, who until recently seem... [Full Article...]

Moon touts stronger military for South

Moon touts stronger military for South While South Korea faces unique challenges with its hostile and nuclear-armed neighbour, the level of threats and security to counter them have escalated globally since South Korea last hosted a major global sporting event. The KAMD is a project to develop its indigenous missile defence system to shoot down incoming North Korea missiles at multiple layers. It was followed by its test launch of ... [Full Article...]

N.Korea bolsters defences after flight by US bombers, rhetoric escalates

Yonhap suggested the reclusive North was in fact bolstering its defences by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after USA bombers flew close to the Korean peninsula at the weekend. South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing on September 26 that the North's inadequate radar systems failed to detect the B-1B bombers as they flew eas... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about Seven lawmakers, led by Velázquez, sent a letter Monday to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke requesting a one year waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico. "The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transfer cargo, not vessel availability", it said in a statement. But a request from a member of Congress is not the usual pathway by which the department gets waiver ... [Full Article...]

Facebook, Twitter execs asked to testify regarding fake news during election

Facebook, Twitter execs asked to testify regarding fake news during election The committee, which oversees United States scientific agencies, believes such anti-fracking ads reflect "the Russian government's concern about the impact of fracking. Twitter stock is edged down less than 1% to $16.84 after hours. Twitter Inc shares were unchanged in premarket trading Thursday. Richard Burr said on Tuesday he hopes to hold the public hearing on Facebook and social media ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria Brings Dangerous Storm Surge to North Carolina Coast

Hurricane Maria Brings Dangerous Storm Surge to North Carolina Coast This is the fourth named tropical storm to impact the islands in the past two years. A mandatory evacuation order for people visiting Ocracoke Island goes into effect at 5 a.m. A storm surge warning is in effect from Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Hatteras. "Large swells generated by Maria are affecting much of the east coast of the United States", the NHC said. [Full Article...]

"Bone-chilling" accounts from those fleeing Myanmar, UN Secretary General says

Refugees are still leaving Myanmar, more than a month after Rohingya Muslim insurgents attacked security posts near the border, triggering fierce Myanmar military retaliation. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council Thursday Myanmar's actions in Rakhine State appeared to be ethnic cleansing , an allegation UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein first made weeks ago... [Full Article...]

ICE Rolls Up 500 Criminal Aliens Hiding Out In Sanctuary Cities

ICE Rolls Up 500 Criminal Aliens Hiding Out In Sanctuary Cities The operation indicates that ICE considers Denver to be a sanctuary city despite efforts by Mayor Michael Hancock to find middle ground when it comes to protecting immigrant residents and cooperating with federal immigration agents. The lone Denver arrestee mentioned was an unnamed Guatemalan who was living in the United States with lawful permanent legal status but who had been convicted of fel... [Full Article...]

Trump orders shipping restrictions lifted for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump orders shipping restrictions lifted for storm-hit Puerto Rico The immediate relief effort was still badly hampered by the hit to infrastructure. The coalition has been working closely with commonwealth leaders; its honorary chair is former Puerto Rico Senate President Kenneth McClintock. But the way Trump talks about it, you'd think Puerto Rico was on the other side of the world. "Jones Act relief will save many Puerto Ricans - especially children and seni... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation destroys last Cold War-era chemical weapons

Russian Federation destroys last Cold War-era chemical weapons Contrary to Putin's comments, however, USA stockpiles of chemical arms created between World War I and 1968 have been nearly entirely destroyed. The Russian president also used the speech to needle Washington, saying the United States was not carrying out its worldwide duties in full. [Full Article...]

N.Korea mobilises aircraft in response to USA bombers

N.Korea mobilises aircraft in response to USA bombers Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in NY on Monday after a meeting at the United Nations. The US bombers' flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said. [Full Article...]

Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs Bill Expanding Medicaid Abortion Coverage in IL

Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs Bill Expanding Medicaid Abortion Coverage in IL IL is one of a handful of states across the country with a so-called "trigger law", a 40-year-old provision that would make abortion illegal in all cases except immediate threat to the life of the mother if Roe v. Illinois Republicans expressed disappointment, with State Rep. David McSweeney calling him a "failed governor who lied to the people of Illinois". It expands state health insurance co... [Full Article...]


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