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Prince Harry and Meghan are 'eager to start a family'

Prince Harry and Meghan are 'eager to start a family' Kensington Palace shared that the Royals were invited to come and tour New Zealand and Australia by their respective governments. The Duchess of Sussex is to take part in her first major overseas tour as a member of the royal family when she joins her husband on a visit to the Pacific region. [Full Article...]

Trump to issue order allowing sanctions on foreigners meddling in U.S

The White House has worked to push back against accusations that Trump was not seriously committed to aggressively protecting USA elections from interference, especially after his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin: Salisbury attack suspects are just civilians

Vladimir Putin: Salisbury attack suspects are just civilians Speaking at an economic forum with Japan's Shinzo Abe and China's Xi Jinping in the far eastern city of Vladivostok , Putin urged the men to address the media and said there was "nothing criminal". Police are linking the attack to a separate Novichok poisoning on 30 June, when Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley became unwell at a house in Amesbury, about eight miles away. [Full Article...]

New 'Tower of Voices' honors those killed 17 years ago in PA

New 'Tower of Voices' honors those killed 17 years ago in PA The gathering was attended by the New York City Police Department, as well as the relatives of victims, according to a report by the Associated Press . Neither rain nor cold kept away 9/11 mourners in Pennsylvania, where a tower of wind chimes was dedicated Sunday to the heroes of United Flight 93 . [Full Article...]

Scores detained in Russian pension protests

Scores detained in Russian pension protests In Khabarovsk, incumbent Governor Vyacheslav Shport of United Russia garnered 35.6 percent of the vote and was narrowly edged out by Sergei Furgal, a federal lawmaker from the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), according to official results. [Full Article...]

56 people killed a day in 'war zone' South Africa

56 people killed a day in 'war zone' South Africa South Africa's murder rate rose again past year, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 people killed across the country - about 57 a day - as police admitted they were struggling to keep control. We have to pick up the ball and change the situation for the better'. Lawmaker Francois Beukman, who heads the police oversight committee in parliament, described the numbers as "alarming... [Full Article...]

Palestine defies USA pressure, and renews ICC push against Israel 'war crimes'

Palestine defies USA pressure, and renews ICC push against Israel 'war crimes' Bolton's remarks come almost a year after the ICC prosecutor asked to investigate alleged war crimes committed by US service members and intelligence officials who served in Afghanistan. Pressure tactics have including the controversial move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , in addition to slashing hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance to Palestinian organization... [Full Article...]

Missionaries of Jesus condemns nuns’ protest

Missionaries of Jesus condemns nuns’ protest In July, the nun had lodged a rape and sexual assault complaint against a bishop based in Jalandhar , Punjab. "They are arranging people to attack us and Bishop Franco is using his political power and money to get higher authorities of the investigation and the government to bury legal proceedings that I have filed against him", she charged. [Full Article...]

US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence

Florence is now a Category 4 storm , packing 130 mile-per-hour winds, according to an 11 a.m. update from the U.S. Hurricane Center, and it may soon re-strengthen to near Category 5 levels. Hurricane to tropical-storm-force winds could extend inland depending on the storm's exact track. Several meteorologists said Florence could do what Hurricane Harvey did a year ago over Texas, dump... [Full Article...]

Swedish election yields a hung assembly

Swedish election yields a hung assembly But thanks to the Sweden Democrats , it became a question that couldn't go unanswered, Johan Hassel, the Social Democrats' global secretary, said after the vote. If that person fails to form a government, it opens the door to fresh elections within three months. The Moderates party was next at 19.2 percent, while the far-right Sweden Democrats that before the election inspired fear of an anti-m... [Full Article...]

British jihadists must flee Syria or fight as Idlib offensive looms

British jihadists must flee Syria or fight as Idlib offensive looms On Friday, the presidents of Iran , Russia and Turkey failed to agree during the Tehran summit on how to stave off military action on the northwestern province. "The new policy is we're no longer pulling out by the end of the year", Jeffrey said, according to the Washington Post . Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov, meanwhile, said Moscow had "irrefutable information" that Syr... [Full Article...]

Comment: Trump's cancelled visit marks a new low in US-Irish relations

However, widespread reports emerging this afternoon suggest that he has cancelled the visit. But an Irish government spokesman said the trip had been "postponed". Irish activists espousing left-wing and environmentalist causes had pledged to hold protests. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has previously said news of the visit came a little bit out of the blue. [Full Article...]

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz released on parole

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz released on parole Nawaz had been at her husband's side throughout his decades-long political career, which saw him become prime minister of Pakistan three times while facing military coups, prison and exile. She was under treatment at London's Harley Street Clinic since July past year. He also directed the Pakistan High Commission in London to assist in the provision of all necessary facilities to the heirs of th... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama

Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama Obama , who had frustrated some Democrats by keeping a relatively low profile since leaving office in January 2017, accused Republicans of being unwilling to safeguard democracy or offer a check on Trump's policies or worst instincts. He said people have asked him what he's going to do for the November election. While he has endorsed candidates and appeared at fundraising events, he has spent mu... [Full Article...]

Syria Summit In Tehran To Decide Idlib Military Offensive

Syria Summit In Tehran To Decide Idlib Military Offensive The Observatory described the attacks on the rebel-held areas as the "most intense" since August and said they killed four in Abdeen, west of Khan Sheikhoun town, including two children and a woman. Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, said fighting in Idlib was an "unavoidable" part of the Syrian regime's mission to take back control of its territory, but he warned Damascus against employing "a... [Full Article...]

At Least 7 Dead As Strong Quake Strikes Japan's Hokkaido, Triggering Landslides

At Least 7 Dead As Strong Quake Strikes Japan's Hokkaido, Triggering Landslides A fire broke out at a Mitsubishi Steel Mfg Co (5632.T) plant in the city of Muroran but has largely been brought under control, NHK said, quoting local officials. HEPCO had only anticipated the possible loss of up to a third of peak power demand, or up to 1.3 million kilowatts, they said. This item corrects the spelling of the plant. [Full Article...]

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea At one point, Trump drafted a tweet saying the United States planned to "pull our dependants from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there", Woodward told CBS. "There is a phrase that we used to use [when I was governor] for staff that acted this way, and it's called 'we know better, '" Paterson said. "I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart ... [Full Article...]

North Korea holds military parade to celebrate 70th anniversary

North Korea holds military parade to celebrate 70th anniversary At one point jets trailing red, white and blue smoke - the colours of the North Korean flag - roared above the Juche Tower, the stone monument to Kim Il Sung's political philosophy. Troops, artillery and tanks have made their way past leader Kim Jong Un in the centre of Pyongyang, but the largest missiles shown were short-range battlefield devices, according to reports. [Full Article...]

Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged: Lawyer

Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged: Lawyer Here's the part that we're certain has gotten the attention of activists: Whether Guyger will be charged with a crime in connection with Jean's death is the subject of a Texas Rangers investigation. Jean's mother, Allison Jean , asked, according to the Associated Press . She said blood samples have been taken from the officer and will be tested for drugs and alcohol. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Apple to make products in US to avoid China tariffs

Will Samsung's Galaxy Watch end Apple's smartwatch dominance? The public comment period ended Thursday on proposed tariffs that could range from 10% to 25% on some $200bn worth of Chinese goods, including multiple seafood items, such as re-processed salmon and tuna as well as red swimming crab. [Full Article...]


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