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U.N. South Sudan mission worried that rights groups harassed

U.N. South Sudan mission worried that rights groups harassed Last year David Cameron said the United Kingdom would send about 70 troops to Somalia and up to 300 to South Sudan . South Sudanese activists say they face government intimidation in retaliation for meeting with the visiting U.N. "On Monday, we started receiving information about security threats and to our lives and that we were wanted by the National Security", said one activist who was at th... [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Cooler Heads Will Prevail' on Merrick Garland Vote

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Cooler Heads Will Prevail' on Merrick Garland Vote Garland will be meeting with the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee , Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Vice President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats urged Republicans to confirm Garland during a press event on the steps of the Capitol Thursday. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, a launch that was widely viewed as a show of force timed to get the attention of world leaders visiting the region for a series of summits. South Korea reported the missiles were launched from Hwangju in North Hwanghae Province at around 12:14 p.m. local time, hours after the Group of 20 economic summits in China discussed Pyo... [Full Article...]

Duterte to ASEAN, China: 'Be on side of peace'

Duterte to ASEAN, China: 'Be on side of peace' East Asia Summit is the premier forum for discussions on the challenges and opportunities before the Asia Pacific region. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a meeting on Wednesday, September 7, urged "peace" between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China. [Full Article...]

Students left with questions after ITT Tech closes locations nationwide

Students left with questions after ITT Tech closes locations nationwide Ozarks Technical Community College will host an open house for ITT Technical Institute students next week. ITT announced Tuesday it was closing the campuses because it can not survive recent sanctions by the U.S. Students we talked to are concerned because they said a lot of the classes here won't transfer to a junior college or four-year university. "The colleges most likely to grant credit a... [Full Article...]

Car found packed with gas canisters near Notre Dame

A criminal terrorist investigation was opened in Paris on Wednesday following the discovery of a auto parked near Notre Dame Cathedral with seven gas canisters and pages written in Arabic inside, prosecutors said. The car's owner and an associate are arrested on Tuesday, adding a preliminary investigation had been launched. A French police officer stands guard outside Notre Dame cathedral in ... [Full Article...]

WHO changes Zika guidance: Safe sex for 6 months

Zika is surprising researchers at every turn and WHO's decision is meant to protect pregnant women as much as possible. There was a first documented case of a man catching the virus through anal sex in February 2016 and a suspicion of Zika transmission through oral sex in April. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Latest Missile Launches

The missiles likely landed in the sea 120 to 160 miles west of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, a launch that was widely viewed as a show of force timed to get the attention of world leaders visiting the region for a series of summits. [Full Article...]

Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in IS attack

On Sunday, Turkish forces, supported by pro-Ankara rebels, pushed IS back from the last section of the global border which it controlled. If we take a backward step terror groups like Daesh, PKK, PYD and YPG will settle there, " stressed the Turkish leader, who considers the Kurdish forces fighting IS in Syria to also be terrorists. [Full Article...]

Could Mind Sports Add a New Dimension to the Olympics?

Could Mind Sports Add a New Dimension to the Olympics? As well as vowing to add more sports to the mix, the IOC has decided to review the status of core events that have traditionally been given Olympic status automatically. Today, the WPT estimates that poker is played by more than 100 million people worldwide. Not only that, but many of the top players are extremely well educated and savvy. [Full Article...]

Conservative Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92

Conservative Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92 Her crowning achievement was crusading to prevent the Equal Rights Amendment from being added to the U.S. Constitution and it made Schlafly a leader in the modern American conservative movement. While admonishing women for not staying home with their children, she was out on the hustings as the architect of a flag-waving campaign style that inspired Republican strategies of today. [Full Article...]

French court suspends burkini ban after outrage across Europe

French court suspends burkini ban after outrage across Europe The ordinances in question did not mention Islam or the burkinis explicitly - instead banned bathing attire that was not "appropriate", was not "respectful of good morals and of secularism", or did not respect "hygiene and security rules " - but the target of the laws was obvious. [Full Article...]

IT glitch causes delays for British Airways passengers

The airline, which is in the process of rolling out onboard Wi-Fi , has already had teething problems with a new check-in system and had to make apologies in July after long delays at Heathrow and Gatwick. "We are sorry for the delay to their journeys", it said. "Really unhappy with @British_Airways "The system is down" & can't check in!", one passenger, Shail, said on Twitter . [Full Article...]

UN Study Outlines Cost of Occupation to Palestinian Territories

UN Study Outlines Cost of Occupation to Palestinian Territories The UNCTAD study noted that more than 66 percent of grazing land in the West Bank was not accessible to Palestinian producers; the cost of that fact to the Palestinian economy was $4.4 billion previous year, it said. Israeli forces shelled the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after allegedly coming under fire from the blockaded Palestinian territory. "However, this was not sufficient to lift st... [Full Article...]

British PM Sells Out Brexit Voters On Immigration Restrictions

British PM Sells Out Brexit Voters On Immigration Restrictions British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected a points-based immigration system for potential migrants Monday, breaking with a central promise of the Brexit "Leave" campaign. "It is right that Number 10 should not give up on membership of the single market and no surprise that they had to slap down Mr Davis after his first public outing yesterday". [Full Article...]

Obama: Colin Kaepernick 'exercising constitutional right'

The move inevitably drew criticism but it is also garnering considerable support, including from USA president Barack Obama. The surge in sales of his jersey is more remarkable because he lost his starting position last season. 'I want to help make America better, and I think having these conversations helps everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from. [Full Article...]

Israel mulling Moscow-offered Palestine-Israel talks

Israel mulling Moscow-offered Palestine-Israel talks The Jerusalem Post reported Mr Rivlin "apologised profusely" to Ms Bishop after he cancelled a scheduled state visit to Australia in March this year for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. "But I am ready and I declare again that I will go to any meeting". When asked whether a meeting of the Israeli and Palestinian meetings is possible, Bogdanov said, "These issues are ... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Begins Traveling With Press Corps on 'Hill Force One' Plane

Hillary Clinton was in Hampton, Illinois for the 49th annual Salute to Labor picnic. Tomorrow, she'll head to Carlisle in the early afternoon before making her way to State College later in the day. Chelsea Clinton will be out campaigning for her mother this week in Pennsylvania. "... We need everybody involved". The Democratic Party has reportedly adopted the Warren's guideline that only those ... [Full Article...]

Scottish leader calls for 'new conversation' on independence

Scottish leader calls for 'new conversation' on independence ANOTHER indy referendum is exactly what we don't need. Scotland voted against independence just two years ago, but the nation is once again considering leaving the United Kingdom in the wake of its historic June vote to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

One dead in ongoing attack on Kabul charity

The fighting started almost eight hours earlier when the suicide attack was followed by gunfire, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. A suicide bomber targeted the humanitarian organisation Care in the Shar-e-Naw region and gunmen then stormed the building, Tolo News TV reported . [Full Article...]


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