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Islamic State Claims It Carried Out Deadly Attack in Southern Iraq

Islamic State Claims It Carried Out Deadly Attack in Southern Iraq The terror group claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks, in which suicide bombers targeted a police checkpoint and two restaurants on a highway near the city of Nassiriya. The governor of Iraq's southern Thi Qar province, where Nassiriya is located, said the death toll was 45. Bomb attacks in southern Iraq, where the bulk of the country's oil is produced, are relatively rare. [Full Article...]

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum "will pay the price"

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum The ministry said it welcomed the decision made by the Iraqi parliament, adding that its vote was a "clear indicator of importance attached to Iraq's political unity and territorial integrity". Kurds had pushed for a state of their own since the conclusion of World War I when Kurdish-populated areas were split between modern-day Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria as boundaries across the Middle East ... [Full Article...]

Japan: North Korea threat to sink Japan is 'outrageous'

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said its land-based xenon detector in the northeastern part of the country found traces of xenon-133 isotope on nine occasions, while its mobile equipment off the country's east coast detected traces of the isotope four times. [Full Article...]

Missing Pregnant Teacher Found Dead In Shallow Grave, Boyfriend Arrested

Missing Pregnant Teacher Found Dead In Shallow Grave, Boyfriend Arrested Wallen's family and friends became alarmed last week when she didn't show up for the first day of classes at the high school where she taught. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said: "The decision to allow him to participate in that news conference was a calculated decision made by the detectives in this case for the express goal of hearing what he had to say". [Full Article...]

European Union condemns Rohingya 'catastrophe' in Myanmar

European Union condemns Rohingya 'catastrophe' in Myanmar He said the Nobel laureate and long-time human rights champion, who has been condemned for a lack of moral leadership and compassion in resolving the crisis, will deliver an address next week on peace and reconciliation in Myanmar. "We have put Myanmar on notice that unless the persecution and violence stops, we will take action". The United Nations has called for a massive intensification of ... [Full Article...]

Nigeria Drops Despite Impressive Run — FIFA Rankings

Nigeria Drops Despite Impressive Run — FIFA Rankings FIFA announced their latest rankings today and England are no longer Britain's best football team according to the stats with Chris Coleman's Wales team now two places above them. Brazil beat Ecuador in their first Qualifier but they were then held to a 1-1 draw with Colombia and that allowed Germany to replace them at the top. [Full Article...]

United States extends Iran sanctions relief while bemoaning behavior

United States extends Iran sanctions relief while bemoaning behavior The waivers were first issued by the Obama administration and are America's part of the deal's central bargain. But supporters hailed Thursday's move, in which the US Treasury announced new sanctions on non-nuclear issues even as Trump's administration grudgingly maintained sanctions relief. [Full Article...]

Dawood Ibrahim is world's 'second richest criminal ever' after Pablo Escobar

Dawood Ibrahim is world's 'second richest criminal ever' after Pablo Escobar The Treasury sanction document lists three recorded addresses for Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan including one called The White House in the seaside Clifton area in Karachi. The CBI, Interpol in India, has already provided Dawood address - house no. 37, 30th street, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, as his permanent address in Pakistan to the Interpol. [Full Article...]

Security Worries Prompt Federal Halt On Kaspersky Software

Security Worries Prompt Federal Halt On Kaspersky Software Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke ordered all government offices to remove and replace any of the company's popular anti-hacker software in use within 90 days. It will take some time to stop the government from using Kaspersky products. The statement goes on to say that "North America remains a strategic market for Kaspersky Lab". [Full Article...]

Thousands evacuated across Russian Federation after wave of bomb threats

Thousands evacuated across Russian Federation after wave of bomb threats Terrorists have earlier rocked Moscow on two occasions. "There's never been anything like this before, it's 100 percent organized telephone terrorism", Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the Defense Committee in the upper house of parliament, said in a telephone interview. [Full Article...]

Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m

Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single point in my favor. It is 4 times the Australian record. In court, Wilson said that Hollywood was age-ist and that she did not lie about her age but that she did not correct journalists who got their facts wrong. [Full Article...]

Juncker calls for combining two European Union presidencies into one

Juncker calls for combining two European Union presidencies into one Mr Juncker insisted the "wind is back in Europe's sails" as he boasted that countries were clamouring to do trade deals. Juncker's said he "rules out European Union membership for Turkey in the foreseeable future", saying that "in the case of all accession countries, the rule of law, justice and fundamental values have top priority in the negotiations". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia ambassador hits out at Qatar's policies

Saudi Arabia ambassador hits out at Qatar's policies Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, delivered the remarks at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Tuesday, angering Saudi and Egyptian representatives. He went on to say that the boycotting countries refused to actively interact with the efforts of Doha to settle the dispute and described Iran as an "honorable country", a description which received a sev... [Full Article...]

Unacceptable for pilots to put Air Berlin fate at risk - minister

Unacceptable for pilots to put Air Berlin fate at risk - minister But he added that the firm could if necessary buy up all of Air Berlin's assets, including 140 leased aircraft and prized landing and takeoff slots at German airports. "We are now in final discussions with investors" he said, warning that cancellations were costing the already bankrupt firm "millions of euros". The allowance may reportedly keep the carrier afloat until mid-November with its G... [Full Article...]

Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low 8.8 Percent

Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low 8.8 Percent The lowest uninsured rate previous year was 2.5 percent in MA and the highest was 16.6 percent in Texas, the Census Bureau said. The number of people without health insurance continued to fall in 2016, according to new data from the U.S. [Full Article...]

Shinzo Abe's Gujarat visit: Of a packed Thursday, and a thaali dinner

Shinzo Abe's Gujarat visit: Of a packed Thursday, and a thaali dinner Senior government officials said Japan is increasingly becoming importance for Gujarat and India as a strategic economic partner as Japan has led FDI growth in Gujarat in recent years. First though, the two leaders will take part in a cultural roadshow-a pageantry running 8km from Ahmedabad airport to Sabarmati Ashram. It was in 2006 that India and Japan agreed to hold annual summits between the... [Full Article...]

Crude Oil Price Ticks Up Following EIA Inventory Report

Crude Oil Price Ticks Up Following EIA Inventory Report Some bearish investors are saying the OPEC data was not a true assessment of production because the numbers were lowered by unrest in Libya which contributed the country's 112,300-barrel decline in August's production. He added that oil exports are expected to reach up to 2.5 million bpd within five years. While the largest US refinery, Motiva Port Arthur, and a number of others were restartin... [Full Article...]

Spokane schools on lockdown after reports of a shooting

Spokane schools on lockdown after reports of a shooting The school is located in Rockford, a town of about 500 people located a few miles south of Spokane, WA. He says he saw the student at school with a duffel bag. We will update when we have more information. They were in stable condition, and family members were with them, she said. Multiple ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter were dispatched to the high school. [Full Article...]

Macron, Johnson visit Caribbean isles as gripes about relief efforts mount

Macron, Johnson visit Caribbean isles as gripes about relief efforts mount Philippe also noted that the French Navy vessel Tonnerre, due for deployment to Saint Martin from Toulon on Tuesday, has "hospital capacity superior to what the hospital of Saint Martin had before the hurricane". France's public insurance agency estimated that the cost of property damage in St. Martin and St. Barts totaled more than $1.44 billion. Many residents had left town before the storm hit... [Full Article...]

USA to open 3 disaster recovery centers in Houston area

USA to open 3 disaster recovery centers in Houston area It brought record-breaking rainfall to some areas, and caused catastrophic levels of flooding across eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. AccuWeather: Economic Cost of Hurricanes Could be $290 BillionUSAgNet - 09/12/2017AccuWeather reports it has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma . [Full Article...]


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