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Iraqi Turkmen leader calls for postponement of KRG referendum

Iraqi Turkmen leader calls for postponement of KRG referendum On Tuesday deputies of Iraq's national parliament in Baghdad voted against the Kurdish independence referendum and called on Baghdad to negotiate with the semi-autonomous Kurdish government. The neighboring countries of Turkey, Iran and Syria also feel that the move would threaten their territorial integrity, as large numbers of Kurdish population live in those countries. [Full Article...]

U.S. urges China, Russia to put more pressure on N

U.S. urges China, Russia to put more pressure on N The worldwide community adopted new measures on 11 September which put in place the most stringent UN sanctions regime placed on any nation in the 21st century. "We had hoped for a much stronger resolution", Tillerson said of the latest U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea , which the United States supported in the face of Chinese opposition to stronger sanctions. [Full Article...]

Trump in Florida for Hurricane Irma briefings

Trump in Florida for Hurricane Irma briefings President, the severity of these storms - the one in Florida , the one in Texas - has that made you rethink your views of climate change?" "This has been a hard situation". However, some scientists have found that the effects of global warming - namely warmer oceans and hotter air - can intensify hurricane formation and result in higher rainfall, though just how much those factors might affect th... [Full Article...]

Until This Week, Facebook Sold Ads Targeting 'Jew Haters'

Until This Week, Facebook Sold Ads Targeting 'Jew Haters' ProPublica , acting on a tip, made a decision to test the system, and spent $30 on promoted posts using categories like "Nazi Party", "Jew hater", and "Hitler did nothing wrong". "However, there are times where content is surfaced on our platform that violates our standards". A 2013 post from the company specifically names Jewish people as a group frequently targeted by threats and hate speech... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria

Russian Federation fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria However, they still control rural areas outside the city and the border with Iraq. They said that while the militants still control rural areas outside the city and the border with Iraq, they are now encircled by Syrian troops from three sides, with their backs to the Euphrates River. [Full Article...]

Religious school fire: Witness heard cries for help from within

Religious school fire: Witness heard cries for help from within Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror - first of boys screaming for help behind barred windows as neighbors watched helplessly, and later of burned bodies huddled in corners of the room. Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz school (DQIT) deputy principal Roslan Awang Ali also said the building was only being used as a temporary facility. [Full Article...]

Trump's voter fraud commission has contentious meeting in New Hampshire

Trump's voter fraud commission has contentious meeting in New Hampshire President Donald Trump's sham panel - the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity , which was formed in May - has launched an assault on the right to vote. Maine Secretary of State Dunlap summed up the testimony this way: "The question appears to be, where is your pillow?" "There's utterly no connectivity between motor vehicle law and election law. [Full Article...]

Ryan Asserts Trump Didn't Make A Deal On DACA, Just Had Discussions

Ryan Asserts Trump Didn't Make A Deal On DACA, Just Had Discussions House Speaker Paul Ryan during an interview with the Associated Press . Ryan is part of the "Big Six" group of Republican leaders that also include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin , the President's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, and Sen. [Full Article...]

New Senate Bill to Replace ACA Gives More Power to States

New Senate Bill to Replace ACA Gives More Power to States The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal repeals the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with a block grant given annually to states to help individuals pay for health care. The Tennessee senator said Tuesday that he hopes to have a bill finalized "early next week in order to be able to hand it to Senator McConnell and Schumer in time to deal with it before the end of ... [Full Article...]

Russian Defense Ministry confident relations with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be restored

Russian Defense Ministry confident relations with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be restored One senior European security official said Zapad would merge manoeuvres across Russia's four western military districts in a "complex, multi-dimensional aggressive, anti-NATO exercise". NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Estonia last week that the military alliance would send three observers. The main goals of the drills are to "update the operational compatibility of headquarters ... [Full Article...]

Motel 6 hotels sending guest lists to ICE

Motel 6 hotels sending guest lists to ICE Motel 6 says it was "implemented at the local level" and senior bosses didn't know, when they found out they fired those involved with the practices. Could one ever imagine that the immigration debate would extend to ... "We send a report every morning to ICE - all the names of everybody that comes in", a desk clerk told the New Times . "It's not some big conspiracy", ICE spokesperson Yasmeen P... [Full Article...]

Still a chance for Jose to get close to the US

Still a chance for Jose to get close to the US Hurricane Jose , sitting out in the Atlantic on Wednesday, is expected to make a slow clockwise rotation over the next 36 to 48 hours that could bring it closer to the USA and the Bahamas. As Tropical Storm Jose moves northwestward, north of the Bahamas, two disturbances are drifting westward in the eastern Atlantic. The track for Hurricane Jose is a odd one. [Full Article...]

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...]


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