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Iraq's top cleric calls for calm as Basra protesters torch Iranian consulate

Iraq's top cleric calls for calm as Basra protesters torch Iranian consulate The Green Zone in Iraqi capital Baghdad came under artillery attack yesterday evening by as-yet-unknown perpetrators, Iraqi Defense Ministry officials said Friday. A curfew has again been imposed in Basra , coming into force at 3pm on Thursday. Residents say they have been driven to the streets by corruption that allowed infrastructure to collapse, leaving no power or safe drinking water ... [Full Article...]

US military conducts exercise in Syria amid growing US-Russian tensions

Russian Federation sent the USA two messages warning that it planned to attack "terrorists" in the same area as At Tanf, where US -led coalition forces are garrisoned in the fight against ISIS. His response came after suspected Russian planes on Tuesday carried out airstrikes in the rebel-held targets in Idlib province. "We expect the Russians to abide by this agreement". [Full Article...]

North Korea holds celebratory military parade - minus the missiles

North Korea holds celebratory military parade - minus the missiles Kim met U.S. President Donald Trump in June and agreed to "work toward the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", but negotiations appear to have stalled since then, with both sides increasingly critical of each other over a lack of progress. [Full Article...]

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed Or whether the author, who described the president as amoral, impetuous , petty and ineffective , would have done the nation a service by signing his or her name to the column and resigning. "It I weren't here, I believe The New York Times probably wouldn't even exist", he said . The New York Times is a respected newspaper, with a long history, they say we know who this person is, we trus... [Full Article...]

Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

In response, Donald Trump has called the writer " gutless " and demanded the newspaper "turn him or her over to government at once!" The anonymous author, claiming to be part of the " resistance " to Trump "working diligently from within" his administration, said , " Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence: SC Governor Declares State of Emergency

Tropical Storm Florence: SC Governor Declares State of Emergency As is always the case with tropical storms and hurricanes, forecasters are not certain about the system's eventual track. At least 67 named storms have passed within 200 nautical miles of where Florence is now located since 1851. There are a lot of factors that will affect the storm's track over the coming days, and slight shifts in any of them could have major consequences. [Full Article...]

Pence urges Paraguay to reverse embassy move

Pence urges Paraguay to reverse embassy move Mr Abdo Benítez changed into president-elect at the time, and made particular that he did now not agree with the resolution. In May, the Paraguayan former president, Horacio Cartes, agreed to the relocation of the embassy and opened it in Jerusalem, following the United States and Guatemala move. [Full Article...]

India Has Decriminalized Gay Sex!

India Has Decriminalized Gay Sex! A five-judge SC Constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. But that verdict was controversially overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013. "NALSA was reiterated by at least three of them-Justice Mishra, Justice Chandrachud and Justice Nariman", said Ranganathan. [Full Article...]

Jemima Goldsmith disappointed over Atif Mian’s removal from EAC

Jemima Goldsmith disappointed over Atif Mian’s removal from EAC With the resignation of three worldwide economists, seven among the remaining 15 members belong to the government and eight to the private sector. Goldsmith, who has two sons with Imran, had been among the first to congratulate him on his victory in the general elections but had also sounded a note of caution in her Twitter message back in July. [Full Article...]

Deadly quake and landslides hit Japan

Deadly quake and landslides hit Japan Near the epicentre, landslides wiped out houses in the tiny town of Atsuma, home to 40 residents. The collapsed remains of what appeared to be houses or barns were scattered about. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that 25,000 troops and other personnel will be mobilized to help with rescue operations on quake-hit Hokkaido. [Full Article...]

Paraguay Shifts Embassy Back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, Israel Upset

Paraguay Shifts Embassy Back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, Israel Upset Only minutes after the shocking announcement, in a tit-for-tat move, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to shutter its embassy in Paraguay's capital Asunción and recalled ambassador Ze'ev Harel for consultation. [Full Article...]

Former President Obama to Hit Campaign Trail in IL

Democrats are hoping to ride an anti-Donald Trump "blue wave" to gain seats and secure control of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress, and are also battling for seats in the Senate. Obama didn't mention President Donald Trump by name during a 20-minute speech in the key Southern California battleground of Orange County but the allusions were clear. [Full Article...]

US, France, Germany and Canada back UK Novichok findings

US, France, Germany and Canada back UK Novichok findings He accused Britain of using the poisoning to create "anti-Russia hysteria". In a major new development, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday that police had issued global arrest warrants for the two suspects, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov . [Full Article...]

Five found dead at home in Perth, Australia

Five found dead at home in Perth, Australia Entire blocks around the crime scene at the corner of Coode and Fort Streets were cordoned off until about 5.30pm. A man, said to be in his 20s, is in custody and being questioned after presenting himself to police. It's understood police are examining CCTV footage from nearby homes which sit opposite the Coode Street house. Police would remain at the scene for a number of days and homicide squa... [Full Article...]

UK vows to hit back against Russia's shadowy GRU - but how?

UK vows to hit back against Russia's shadowy GRU - but how? Russian Federation denies involvement in the poisoning, but May said it "was not a rogue operation". Britain charged two Russians in absentia on Wednesday with the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter, and said the suspects were military intelligence officers nearly certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state. [Full Article...]

Section 377 verdict: What did the judges say?

Section 377 verdict: What did the judges say? A panel of five judges issued a unanimous judgment striking down the provision and affirming the right to equality and dignity . Noting that Section 377 rested on deep-rooted gender stereotypes, he said that "what 377 did essentially was to say that this is how a man should be and this is how a woman should be". [Full Article...]

Heavier rain expected Sunday morning, flood watches in effect through Monday

Heavier rain expected Sunday morning, flood watches in effect through Monday A Flood Watch is in effect for Cattaraugus and Allegany counties from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. A few ripples could bring us light rain chances Sunday night and Monday night, but the overall trend is looking MUCH drier next week. [Full Article...]

Woman Mistakes Dynamite For Candle During Power Outage, Suffers Severe Injuries

Woman Mistakes Dynamite For Candle During Power Outage, Suffers Severe Injuries Police say she remembered seeing a box in her basement, left behind by the previous owners, she thought it was a box of candles. The woman, who is approximately 30 years old, suffered significant damage to her hands and had to be taken to Bridgeport Hospital. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blasts Dem's 'meanness' in questioning Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump blasts Dem's 'meanness' in questioning Brett Kavanaugh But he said some Republican lawmakers would "rather not do it because they have races, they're doing well, they're up". At a campaign event in Billings, Montana , Trump addressed questions about whether he is fit for office - questions that have dogged him since he was sworn in more than 19 months ago. [Full Article...]

Obama Heads to Anaheim for His First Campaign Rally of 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail Friday when he is expected to urge Democratic voters to cast ballots in November's midterm elections to take control of Congress from Donald Trump's Republican Party. "It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the Attorney General or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use the criminal justice system a... [Full Article...]


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