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Global climate strike: Students skip school for Greta Thunberg protest in Westminster

Global climate strike: Students skip school for Greta Thunberg protest in Westminster Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a " global climate strike " began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia , the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions . [Full Article...]

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead There were 323 stranded vehicles and 22 major accidents, it said . Several barges broke loose and stacked up on the Interstate 10 highway bridge, causing possible damage. A levee in that county threatened to break, forcing a neighborhood to evacuate . Imelda's remnants on Thursday led to the deaths of two men. Tuesday Martin, one of the residents in Huffman who was rescued, couldn't help b... [Full Article...]

Trump denies knowing whistleblower's identity, calls controversy 'political hack job'

Trump denies knowing whistleblower's identity, calls controversy 'political hack job' The announcement also follows USA reports of a complaint filed by a United States intelligence official that stemmed from Trump's communications with a foreign leader. Trump was asked Friday if he brought up Biden in the call with Zelenskiy, and he answered, "It doesn't matter what I discussed". The disclosure comes amid new details about the White House's role in preventing Director of Natio... [Full Article...]

Solomon Islands to establish relations with China

Solomon Islands to establish relations with China China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) shakes hands with Solomon Islands' Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele following the signing of a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations between China and the Solomon Islands , at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on September 21, 2019. [Full Article...]

Rare protests: Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Rare protests: Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested Dozens of Egyptian community members in NYC gathered in the streets, carrying Egyptian flags to welcome President Sisi. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two journalists, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. [Full Article...]

'We're Preparing For The Worst': Why People Are Flocking To Area 51

'We're Preparing For The Worst': Why People Are Flocking To Area 51 UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret USA military installation known as Area 51 , long rumoured to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace. [Full Article...]

`Multiple` people shot at on streets of Washington, DC: US media

`Multiple` people shot at on streets of Washington, DC: US media According to the police, the incident was reported at around 10:06 pm on Thursday. In the other shooting later Thursday, two men and a woman were wounded, but an update on their conditions was not available early Friday. Reports said that the local channel, WJLA-TV, posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene. They're also looking for a light-colored Nissan sedan wit... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form unity government

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form unity government With Israeli media reporting more than 95 percent of votes counted in Tuesday's election, a Likud-led right-wing, religious bloc looked poised to control 55 of parliament's 120 seats, with 56 going to a center-left alliance. The prime minister expressed readiness to form a new coalition framework including opposition parties. He said, "In the next few days, we will begin negotiations to form a... [Full Article...]

Historic Flash Flooding ongoing in Southeast Texas from Imelda

Historic Flash Flooding ongoing in Southeast Texas from Imelda Ed Gonzalez, sheriff for Harris County, which includes Houston , confirmed the second death from the storm. The sheriff's office said it was reaching trapped people with high-water rescue vehicles and airboats. While Imelda has dissipated, the National Weather Service says "remnants will still bring heavy rain and possible flash flooding" to portion as far away as the Texas-Arkansas-Louisia... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court decision on UK Parliament suspension next week

Supreme Court decision on UK Parliament suspension next week Major believes it is "inescapable" that Johnson's decision was motivated "by his political interest in ensuring that there was no activity in parliament" ahead of a crucial European Union summit on October 17-18. The Scottish judges, however, said the prorogation was unlawful because "it was motivated by the improper goal of stymieing Parliament". Gina Miller has said her case is much more impor... [Full Article...]

UK Claims Brexit Talks Progressing With 'Momentum'

UK Claims Brexit Talks Progressing With 'Momentum' But the commission cautioned that "it is essential that there is a fully workable and legally operational solution" included in the legally binding Brexit divorce agreement. The European commission team was told by Whitehall that the three "confidential" papers it had sent on Thursday evening should not be distributed to Brexit delegates representing the EU's 27 other member states. [Full Article...]

Bill de Blasio 2020: New York City mayor ends presidential bid today

Bill de Blasio 2020: New York City mayor ends presidential bid today He said he plans to end his campaign, continue his work as mayor and "keep speaking up for working people". Confined to the end podium of the 10-person-per-night debate stage in June, de Blasio annoyed MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace enough with his interruptions that she compared him to a loudmouth at a bar. [Full Article...]

Howdy Modi event brings together Indian-Americans: Tulsi Gabbard

Howdy Modi event brings together Indian-Americans: Tulsi Gabbard Trump's schedule suggests that his meeting with Imran Khan may take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in NY later this month. After addressing Indian-Americans at the "Howdy Modi!" event, Trump will travel to OH and then is expected to fly to NY to attend the annual UN General Assembly session. [Full Article...]

Gov. Newsom signs new contractor protection labor law

Gov. Newsom signs new contractor protection labor law The bill was one of the most hotly debated by the Legislature this year, legislation that began as a way to clarify state law following a 2018 ruling by the California Supreme Court that found a number of workers across the state should be considered employees of a business who are entitled to various benefits. [Full Article...]

Woman allegedly rubbed fentanyl residue on baby daughter's gums, killing her

Woman allegedly rubbed fentanyl residue on baby daughter's gums, killing her Kimberly Nelligan , 33, of Bangor is accused of rubbing the addictive opioid on her toddler's gums about 15 times over the course of two months before the baby died on October 10, 2018, according to court documents obtained by the Bangor Daily News . [Full Article...]

Union Cabinet imposes ban on production and sale of e-cigarettes

Union Cabinet imposes ban on production and sale of e-cigarettes India's government on Wednesday made a decision to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. However, despite the ban, these states lack effective implementation of the ban as the use of e-cigarettes continued to grow. The Association of Vapers India said the government's move "indicat... [Full Article...]

China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activists

China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activists China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other American lawmakers overreached their authority by engaging with what he termed Hong Kong separatists. But he added: "We will continue our uphill battle until the day we enjoy freedom and democracy". "This is a plea for universal human rights". "To the people of Hong Kong, America is with you". [Full Article...]

Weakened Netanyah's Offer for Unity Government Rebuffed by Rival Gantz

Weakened Netanyah's Offer for Unity Government Rebuffed by Rival Gantz For the Palestinians though, there may be little difference between hawkish Netanyahu and centrist former armed-forces chief Gantz. "That's why we're the biggest party in Israel". Politicians will have 28 days to try and form a government. Gantz added: "We won't give in to an imposed [coalition]". Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Trump names Robert O'Brien as new national security advisor

Trump names Robert O'Brien as new national security advisor Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), among others. Recently fired national security advisor John Bolton is spending his first days of forced retirement complaining about how he was thisclose to finally starting a war with Iran-if only President Donald Trump hadn't stopped him. [Full Article...]

Students Worldwide Mobilize for Climate Action

Students Worldwide Mobilize for Climate Action Policymakers are starting to take action in New Jersey, but more is needed. "If students choose to protest, our response is based on their actions", said Penns Valley High School Principal Dustin Dalton. We encourage all New Jersey residents to ask their local leaders what steps they are taking to reduce emissions and plan for climate impacts. Burrow said her members would strike alongside stu... [Full Article...]


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