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United Nations establishes panel to probe Yemen war crimes

United Nations establishes panel to probe Yemen war crimes A report by Human Rights Watch says this is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. The resolution was passed today by consensus, after intensive negotiations. Meanwhile, the rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies have blocked and confiscated aid. The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabi... [Full Article...]

Donors Seeking Plane To Send Supplies To Puerto Rico Storm Victims

Donors Seeking Plane To Send Supplies To Puerto Rico Storm Victims Cruz said that while Duke's comments were upsetting, she did get a call from the White House about moving supplies more quickly to the island for distribution. "In many cases, that is the fastest and best way we can help them, and this fund is created to do just that". "We think that it's a bit of getting back to normal, and that is cathartic". [Full Article...]

The Media Narrative Trump Is Failing Puerto Rico Is Bogus

The Media Narrative Trump Is Failing Puerto Rico Is Bogus Rosselló said supplies in the port have not been distributed because there is no way to contact truck drivers to help deliver the aid. NYPA sent its first crew of 10 engineers, planners and technical supervisors to Puerto Rico on September 22 to help with the assessment of the damage to the island's power grid. [Full Article...]

Grace Notes: In Puerto Rico, Maria offers eerie, infuriating echoes of Katrina

Grace Notes: In Puerto Rico, Maria offers eerie, infuriating echoes of Katrina Ricardo Rosselló he said on CNN . Here are some agencies that are helping in the recovery effort in Puerto Rico . Other disasters over the years since Hurricane Katrina have served as unpleasant reminders of that terrible time, but this year has brought more than its share. [Full Article...]

'Catty' Azealia Banks ends Nicki Minaj feud

'Catty' Azealia Banks ends Nicki Minaj feud Banks must really have been in an apologetic mood, because she slid in Minaj's direct messages on Instagram shortly afterward and finally apologized for the "catty shit" she's said about Minaj in the past. Minaj did respond back writing, "You're very talented [and] very smart". Thankfully, Nicki seemed to accept her peace treaty with a simple, but genuine, reply - a reply that Azealia loc... [Full Article...]

Two officers shot one dead in Polk County; suspect at large

Two officers shot one dead in Polk County; suspect at large The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted that it was looking for Seth Spangler, a 5-foot-8 white man with brown hair, in Cave Spring, just north of the county line in western Georgia. Spangler and Samantha Roof, 22, walked out of a wooded area toward the officers. Police have captured a suspect in the shooting death of a Polk County police detective following a massive manhunt. [Full Article...]

Scientists seek cause of rock falls at Yosemite park

Scientists seek cause of rock falls at Yosemite park There was no immediate word on the person's condition. Ryan Sheridan, a climber who had just reached the peak of El Capitan, told the Chicago Tribune , "There was so much smoke and debris". The last time a climber was killed by a rock falling at Yosemite was in 2013, when a Montana climber fell after a rock dislodged and sliced his climbing rope. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico is 'an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water'

Puerto Rico is 'an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water' These pictures show how Hurricane Maria has reduced the lush green landscape of Puerto Rico to a muddy brown in images captured from space. "They're not coming here, I'm going there", Mendez said. CHANG: I'm good. Thank you for joining us. But critics say the response may prove to be a case of too little, too late. With electricity and internet down in Yauco, southwestern Puerto Rico, Nanc... [Full Article...]

Moscow says ready to cooperate with Pyongyang to resolve missile crisis

Moscow says ready to cooperate with Pyongyang to resolve missile crisis Moscow is prepared to work with Pyongyang to try to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Washington has said its joint military drills are essential to guard against North Korea and that Pyongyang must show it is serious about giving up its nuclear weapons before any return to talks. [Full Article...]

Trump admin targets private Facebook info in warrants

Trump admin targets private Facebook info in warrants The Department of Justice is demanding that Facebook provide the government with the private information of three users, including the identities of an estimated 6,000 people who "liked" a page set up in protest of President Donald Trump. The Department of Justice is targeting the Facebook information of three anti-Trump activists - and many more might be exposed in the process. One of the warra... [Full Article...]

Sisters Food Group Responds To Food Safety Allegations

Sisters Food Group Responds To Food Safety Allegations Tesco , Sainsbury's , Aldi and Lidl have also announced they are investigation the claims. The practice of changing "kill dates" could artificially stretch the commercial life of meat products by triggering the food processor to print incorrect use-by dates on supermarket packaging, according to the investigation. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania mom reminds others of vehicle seat safety with viral photo

Pennsylvania mom reminds others of vehicle seat safety with viral photo But Rabberman stresses the point that all it takes is two more minutes to save your kids' lives. The infant was strapped into a Chicco Keyfit 30 seat and the 3-year-old boy was in the Graco Children's Products 4ever seat. "Even when they complain about the chest clip or being rear facing", Rabberman wrote. "I never expected this post to be seen by so many people", Rabberman says in a postscrip... [Full Article...]

EU's Juncker Sees No Move to Brexit Trade Talks in October

EU's Juncker Sees No Move to Brexit Trade Talks in October Even though Britain plans to leave the EU by March 29, 2019, May said it cherishes a strong diplomatic and security bond among European nations, as already exemplified in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense alliance. Theresa May is preparing for a key Brexit-focused meeting with newly elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Millions more work in the public and private sectors deliv... [Full Article...]

Chicago sends relief supplies to Puerto Rico victims

Chicago sends relief supplies to Puerto Rico victims A church in Hazleton is collecting donations for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico . Rick Scott visited hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Thursday to help coordinate relief efforts on the island. After the administration originally denied a request to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to make the shipment of food, fuel and other hurricane-relief cargo easier following devastati... [Full Article...]

Bali volcano ready to erupt, volcanologist says

Bali volcano ready to erupt, volcanologist says More than 130,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali , fearing it will soon erupt. The national disaster management agency said many people have fled because they are unsure of their proximity to a 12km exclusion zone imposed around the crater. [Full Article...]

Henry Bolton: former soldier has reputation as competent technocrat

Henry Bolton: former soldier has reputation as competent technocrat The weakened U.K. Independence Party plans to announce its new leader Friday, amid concerns that an openly anti-Islam candidate may be chosen. The vote had been billed as a two-way battle between the anti-Islam candidate Anne-Marie Waters and former London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Announces Big Presidential Trip to Asia

Donald Trump Announces Big Presidential Trip to Asia Trump will visit Japan , South Korea, China , Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii, a release said. Among the leaders Trump could meet during his trip is Russian President Vladimir Putin who is also expected to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Dà Nang, Vietnam. [Full Article...]

The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day

The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day An opposition lawmaker says that South Korea is seeking to take back wartime operational control (OPCON) of its troops from the US during President Moon Jae-in's five-year term. As North Korea has continued to show off its growing arsenal - detonating a hydrogen bomb and firing increasingly-long range missiles - the US and South Korean militaries have been conducting drills as a "show of strength"... [Full Article...]

2011 tsunami carried a million Japanese sea creatures to US west coast

2011 tsunami carried a million Japanese sea creatures to US west coast These materials include wood and man-made materials such as crates, buoys, Styrofoam, and fiberglass, and their presence in the ocean allowed the Japanese sea creatures to survive on these so-called ocean rafts. Researchers say they have detected at least 289 species transported 4,800 miles across the ocean by tsunami debris, including invasive species that could badly damage West Coast oyster a... [Full Article...]

Johnston Mother Accused of Abandoning Kids to Take German Vacation

Johnston Mother Accused of Abandoning Kids to Take German Vacation Macke left the country the day before and was en route to Germany for a trip she expected to run until October 1, police said. Johnston police Lt. Tyler Tompkins told Des Moines television station KCCI that Macke's baby sitter options all fell through, so she left the two 12-year-olds in charge. [Full Article...]


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