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United Nations condemns lack of humanitarian access to Rohingya muslims in Myanmar

United Nations condemns lack of humanitarian access to Rohingya muslims in Myanmar Rights groups say the real death toll is likely to be much higher, especially among the Rohingya, while the United Nations has labelled army operations as "ethnic cleansing" against the group. Access to much of the area has been blocked by Myanmar authorities. Global aid groups fear tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain in northern parts of Rakhine are in urgent need of food, medici... [Full Article...]

Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate

Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate Penny Nance, of Concerned Women for America, added, "One of my fondest memories of working with President Trump so far is sitting in the Rose Garden as he stood strongly for religious liberty and asked the Little Sisters of the Poor to come on stage with him". [Full Article...]

Theresa May's speech overshadowed by a persistent cough and a prankster

Theresa May's speech overshadowed by a persistent cough and a prankster Cabinet ministers have been rallying around the prime minister after her conference speech was overshadowed by a prankster and her persistent cough. "I really think this is now just going to fizzle out", said Charles Walker, deputy head of the party's powerful 1922 Committee, which would initiate any leadership contest. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooter booked room in Chicago near Lollapalooza

Las Vegas shooter booked room in Chicago near Lollapalooza One side of the hotel faces Grant Park, an expansive space where the Lollapalooza festival was held. Paddock booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful show near the Vegas Strip in late September, according to authorities reconstructing his movements before he undertook the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. [Full Article...]

After Vegas massacre, USA gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

After Vegas massacre, USA gun lobby backs calls for new curbs Take the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, in which 20 children and six adults were killed. "In the confines of the members-only elevators, where my colleagues could speak honestly, I heard colleagues confide that any vote for gun safety would lower their NRA scores, making them casualties in the next election". [Full Article...]

Lavrov: Reports on Trump's Plans to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal Rumors

Lavrov: Reports on Trump's Plans to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal Rumors Tillerson earlier said changes were needed in the nuclear deal before the would agree to continue supporting it. The president argued that Iran is violating the "spirit" of the deal and therefore directed aides to seek tougher enforcement of its nuclear activities and possibly impose new sanctions for its destabilising behaviour in the region. [Full Article...]

Andres Iniesta signs lifetime contract with Barcelona

Andres Iniesta signs lifetime contract with Barcelona In potted terms, the deal means that Iniesta has pledged (presumably on a rolling basis) the rest of his career to Barca, the club he joined as a 12-year-old boy in 1996, some 21 years ago. "And I hope that it will be for a long time". However, in tying down Iniesta, Bartomeu has at least ensured that one of Barca's all-time greats will see out the rest of his career at the Camp Nou. [Full Article...]

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan: Amit Shah is a toothless lion

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan: Amit Shah is a toothless lion Shah had launched the high profile "Janaraksha Yatra " (People's Protection March) 15-day yatra from Payyannur in Kannur on October 3 against the alleged "red and jihadi terrorism" under the CPI (M)-led LDF rule in Kerala. "Vijayan is heading a government that denies the democratic rights of people and has turned out to be a miserable failure to maintain peace", said Adityanath, speaking to the... [Full Article...]

Nadal sets up quarter-final clash with Isner

Nadal sets up quarter-final clash with Isner Playing in his first tournament since his victory at last month's U.S. Open, Nadal rolled to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation. "I'm happy about the match today". World number one Garbine Muguruza and reigning champion Agnieszka Radwanska are both out, leaving world number two Halep as the favourite in the Chinese capital. [Full Article...]

Malaysia GP: Lewis Hamilton's sleepless night ends in dream qualifying

Malaysia GP: Lewis Hamilton's sleepless night ends in dream qualifying Of course Lewis is fighting for the championship as well, we all know that. He has been on a roll, winning four of the last five F1 races. There are five races left on the calendar, with Japan followed by races in USA, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. [Full Article...]

Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime As per Yamauchi, Sado's death portrays a problem of our work culture as a whole that also includes the labour system and how the elections are covered. That's an average of about 5.9 hours of overtime a day, including weekends. In 2016, an official government document revealed that 20 percent of Japanese workers were at risk of death from overwork. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Strip gunman had fully automatic converter

Las Vegas Strip gunman had fully automatic converter The additional ammunition indicates that the shooting, which killed at least 58 people and injured 515, could have been worse, had police not intervened when they did. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County told reporters Monday that Danley was out of the country when Stephen Paddock began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Mars Generation it should stop at moon first

Trump tells Mars Generation it should stop at moon first At the first meeting of the newly revived National Space Council, Vice President Pence stated the country's dedication to once again being the leader in space. The vice president outlined two motivations behind the effort. It was just 12 years later that the USA won a sprint to the moon, putting Neil Armstrong's bootprint on the lunar surface. [Full Article...]

Putin says OPEC/non-OPEC oil output cut deal has helped stabilise markets

Putin says OPEC/non-OPEC oil output cut deal has helped stabilise markets Observers say Riyadh's decision to boost ties with Moscow reflects the expanded clout Russian Federation has won in the Middle East with its military blitz in Syria. Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive "cutting edge technologies" from Russian Federation during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow , the Saudi military industr... [Full Article...]

Catalonia referendum: Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament in wake of independence vote

Catalonia referendum: Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament in wake of independence vote Spain regards the referendum as unconstitutional , and sent thousands of police officers to stop residents from voting . Pro-independence lawmakers say the declaration will be made then. The European Parliament is set to debate the crisis in Catalonia on Wednesday amid mounting criticism of a deafening silence in Brussels. The king's intervention could clear the way for Prime Minister Raj... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Rescinded Federal Protections for Transgender Employees

Jeff Sessions Rescinded Federal Protections for Transgender Employees Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a man who is somehow still employed by the Trump administration, has written a memo that reverses an Obama-era policy change to the Civil Rights Act that protected transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. [Full Article...]

STEINBERG: Before we can hope for gun control, we need empathy

STEINBERG: Before we can hope for gun control, we need empathy At a late-night press conference Tuesday, authorities said Paddock, a high-stakes gambler and retired accountant, made his attack even more deadly by adding more lethal components to his weapons. Outside of that woman sighted with Paddock, FBI agents spoke with Marilou Danley - the girlfriend that the shooter sent to Hong Kong and then her native Philippines prior to the attacks. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooter Bought 33 of His Guns Since October

The group said Congress should have banned what it called "weapons of war" after the Newtown shooting. "In the wake of this tragedy, I hope we'll all be able to take the time to look for the helpers and that each of us, in our own way, will seek to help our nation heal, move forward, and work to prevent similar tragedies", Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat Congressman from 8th district IL, said. [Full Article...]

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, U.S. officials skeptical

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, U.S. officials skeptical Some of his guns had scopes and he had knocked out two windows to create sniper's perches he used to rain bullets on the crowd of 22,000. Patrick robbed a Valley National Bank of Arizona near 19th Street and McDowell Road in 1960 and fled to Las Vegas. [Full Article...]

King Salman, President Putin to sign 10 major agreements Thursday

King Salman, President Putin to sign 10 major agreements Thursday According to sources, OPEC's biggest crude producer is considering investing in Russia's largest oil drilling contractor, Eurasia Drilling Co., and Novatek PJSC's proposed Arctic LNG 2 project. Relations have begun to improve in recent years. Novak said that Turkmenistan has also been invited to take part in the gas exporting countries' forum, RIA Novosti reported . [Full Article...]


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