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Trump administration proposes to further cut refugee cap in report to Congress

Trump administration proposes to further cut refugee cap in report to Congress In 2016, the last full year of Obama's administration, the USA welcomed 84,995 refugees. Unlike in previous years, this cap does not include a so-called "unallocated reserve" quota for the administration to respond to unforeseen upticks in refugees within one of the regions, a State Department official confirmed to CNN. [Full Article...]

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan CSKA Moscow are Champions League stalwarts, although Opta does tell us that they have failed to reach the knockout stages in their previous four Champions League appearances, and that the last time they made the Round of 16 was in 2011/12 when Real Madrid eventually knocked them out. [Full Article...]

Top US general: Exiting Iran nuclear pact would make future deals tough

Top US general: Exiting Iran nuclear pact would make future deals tough Dunford's answer was in relation to the Taliban and Haqqani Network's use of Pakistan as a sanctuary, and its government's lack of ability to combat those groups within the country. But if he now decides to declare that Iran is breaching the agreement, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions. Trump twice has certified Iran's compliance with the deal as mandated by Con... [Full Article...]

Fistfights, chair-throwing erupt in Uganda's Parliament during President's age-limit debate

Fistfights, chair-throwing erupt in Uganda's Parliament during President's age-limit debate The motion passed, parliament communications director Chris Obore told Reuters , adding that Magyezi would have about a month to submit the bill to a first reading in the House. Uganda's two major privately owned TV stations including a local unit of Kenya's Nation Media Group, and some radio stations broadcast the episode. [Full Article...]

Vehicle thefts up by a third thanks to high-tech thieves

Vehicle thefts up by a third thanks to high-tech thieves The number of auto thefts in Britain has surged by 30% in three years, sparking fears that thieves are becoming more technologically advanced. The RAC, which produced the figures, cites improvements in the equipment used by thieves to hack into digital vehicle protection features as the main cause. [Full Article...]

Man dies after armed officers open fire on auto in Bristol

Man dies after armed officers open fire on auto in Bristol A man's foot can been seen on the poking out from a bloodied blanket following the shooting, which police have confirmed was not terror related. Witnesses have taken to social media to report they heard gunshots and saw police pointing guns at a man in a auto. [Full Article...]

Winston Peters arrives in Wellington to meet caucus

Winston Peters arrives in Wellington to meet caucus National won the largest number of votes in the election on Saturday night, but hasn't the numbers to govern outright. Our Political Editor Barry Soper said Mr Peters pushed his way through, saying he was in the capital to see his MPs. On paper, Peters has more in common with Labour policies, including curbing immigration, and those who know him say that he'd find the option of serving as a high... [Full Article...]

Arun Jaitley made a mess of economy, says Yashwant Sinha

Arun Jaitley made a mess of economy, says Yashwant Sinha Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram said , "Yashwant Sinha speaks truth to power". In challenging times, it becomes more than a 24/7 job. In his article in the paper, Sinha went on to say that due to the new way of calculating GDP growth rate, the actual figure changes. [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Warm for now ahead of cooler weekend

Weather Authority: Warm for now ahead of cooler weekend MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. A strong disturbance rotating through the upper levels helps produce late day clouds and a small shower threat in the evening but most areas stay dry. Hot weather has been the trend lately, with record high temperatures being met over the weekend. The average low for this time of year is 53°. On Wednesday , a cold front was ex... [Full Article...]

New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela

New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela They have further deteriorated in the past months as the United States imposed sanctions on more than a dozen top Venezuelan officials, including President Nicolás Maduro over what it called Venezuela's "democratic failures". But he says: "If we are attacked, we will respond in the same field". The foreign ministry said travel bans like the one announced on Sunday were incompatible with global l... [Full Article...]

Ryanair offers money-off voucher to passengers

Ryanair offers money-off voucher to passengers And the pupils weren't the only ones caught up in the cancellations, with a group of 23 adult members of the twinning association forced to make their own last-minute arrangements on the way home from Italy after Ryanair cancelled their flight to Stansted. [Full Article...]

Korea foreign minister: Trump has declared war

Korea foreign minister: Trump has declared war The only chance the North Korean air force would have of successfully engaging American bombers is if by chance they caught those aircraft without USA or allied fighter cover. During a visit to NY for the U.N. General Assembly, Ri also said Washington has declared war against Pyongyang, a claim the White House denied. [Full Article...]

Philippine Presidential Security Group Confirms One Officer Shot Dead

Philippine Presidential Security Group Confirms One Officer Shot Dead Duterte said two syndicates namely the 14K based in Hong Kong and Bamboo based in Taiwan are taking charge of the drug trade in the region. Mr Duterte was elected to office 15 months ago and has since waged a deadly war on drugs in... Duterte has denied endorsing extrajudicial killings, saying he is ready to prosecute and "slaughter" policemen involved in crimes. He was due to attend several... [Full Article...]

United States aims to improve Pakistan's capacity to fight terrorists: General Joseph Dunford

United States aims to improve Pakistan's capacity to fight terrorists: General Joseph Dunford Asif maintained that peace in the neighbourhood was impossible unless relation with India improves. He said Pakistanis "felt hurt" when Trump announced in August that he was sending more USA troops to Afghanistan and at the same time accused Pakistan of sheltering militants. [Full Article...]

Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia together in London breaks internet

Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia together in London breaks internet The rumours of Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia's alleged affair has been doing the rounds since more than two decades now. A few months ago, Dimple and Sunny were seen leaving Mumbai airport together but went their separate ways to avoid facing the paparazzi together. [Full Article...]

North Korea FM says Trump declares war on his country

Mr Ri told the UN General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the USA mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr Evil President" Trump called Pyongyang's leader a "rocket man on a suicide mission". Trump also responded to North Korea's threat to shoot down U.S. aircraft on Tuesday. Ri was speaking this morning in NY, where United Nations meetings have been going on since last week. [Full Article...]

Did not deserve insult: Ashok Choudhary after expulsion from Congress

Did not deserve insult: Ashok Choudhary after expulsion from Congress Crisis in the Bihar Congress is likely to deepen further after the high command removed Bihar state president Ashok Chaudhary from his post on Tuesday. The Damocle's sword was hanging over his head ever since he was accused of splitting the party and joining the JD-U of chief minister Nitish Kumar . [Full Article...]

ECP adjourns contempt case hearing against Imran till Oct 12

ECP adjourns contempt case hearing against Imran till Oct 12 The ECP had said that the decision will be announced after reviewing the reply of the PTI chairman on September 27. One of the founding members of PTI and dissident Akbar S. Subsequently, the commission had ordered the authorities concerned to arrest and produce Khan by the date. On August 24, the polls supervisory body had issued a second show-cause notice to Khan after he failed to respond t... [Full Article...]

Burma accused of crimes against humanity over Rohingya exodus

Burma accused of crimes against humanity over Rohingya exodus Nonprofits have denounced human rights violations and the global community has increased pressure on the Myanmar government over the military operation. "This human rights issue has become a breeding ground for terrorism in the region", said BHRN executive director Kyaw Win. "We want to stop them (Rohingya) from traveling outside the shelters in Cox's Bazar", Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan sai... [Full Article...]

Egypt concert-goers arrested for raising rainbow flag

Egypt concert-goers arrested for raising rainbow flag Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt . But the authorities routinely arrest people suspected of engaging in consensual homosexual conduct on charges of "debauchery", "immorality" or "blasphemy". Jordan has previously prevented Mashrou' Leila fronted by gay singer Hamed Sinno twice from performing. "We have not yet commented about the situation in Cairo , as we have received conflicting ... [Full Article...]


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