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India attacks Pakistan at UNGA
- October 02, 2016

The Secretary of State, during an earlier meeting with Sharif, warned terrorists using Pakistan's territory as a safe abode for conducting attacks across the world. In a series of tweets , Swarup countered Sharif's allegations against India asking if an end to terrorism as a condition for talks was unacceptable to that nation, reports indianexpress.com. (more...)
Formula One: Magnussen leaps to safety in pit lane fire drama
- October 02, 2016

Cyril Abiteboul, Renault's managing director, is also optimistic at adding more points to the team's season's tally, which now stands at a lowly seven. "In my opinion, five seconds is too long if the vehicle is on fire". "You don't want to take five seconds". "I didn't know", Magnussen told reporters. (more...)
LAPD finds handgun at scene of fatal shooting
- October 02, 2016

Barry Montgomery. A gun was recovered at the scene, police officials said. His sister, Trenell Snell, 17, told the LA Times that she and her friends witnessed her brother running from police. This past week, an unarmed black man was fatally shot by police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, triggering days of angry, sometimes unruly, protests. (more...)
Shell that hit Iraqi base contained sulfur-mustard agent
- October 02, 2016

No one was killed or injured in the attack, which occurred Tuesday evening. Iraqi forces, backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition, have gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat. If confirmed, it will have been the first use of mustard gas against US troops since World War I. ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is another name for ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Indian attempt to malign Pakistan through baseless accusations, regrettable: FO
- October 02, 2016

Pakistan denies the charge. #6. Our 18 soldiers had to sacrifice their lives because of terrorists exported by our neighboring country. Swarup said one can also expect "a continued focus from India on the theme of terrorism which is today undoubtedly the single biggest challenge to global peace and security". (more...)
MH17 was shot down by Russian missile, say worldwide investigators
- October 02, 2016

Dujarric says the U.N. Security Council previously has "demanded that 'those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all states cooperate fully with the efforts to establish accountability'". "No Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buks, ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border", the Russian Defense Ministry said in a published statement Wednesday. (more...)
Surgical Strike : Army denies reports about Indian casualties
- October 01, 2016

Adnan Sami became an Indian citizen in January 2015. Pakistan says eight Indian soldiers died. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been under heavy pressure to respond to the attack on the military base. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was due to meet his cabinet on Friday to discuss the unfolding situation, facing worldwide calls for restraint. (more...)
WHO says 338 killed in eastern Aleppo in past week WHO says 338 killed in eastern Aleppo in past week
- October 01, 2016

The escalation follows the breakdown of a week-long ceasefire brokered by Russian Federation and the United States earlier in September that had brought brief respite to the battleground city. Hezbollah's Al Manar television said on Friday the Syrian army and its allies took full control of Handarat and the nearby Kindi Hospital area and continued advancing. (more...)
Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins
- October 01, 2016

The PTO has appealed and the justices must now decide whether the free speech clause of the First Amendment trumps the disparagement provision in the Lanham Act. The Supreme Court offered no indication as to which question is proper. The law "does not prohibit any speech, proscribe any conduct or restrict the use of any trademark", the department said in its appeal. (more...)
Aleppo bombers will have to 'answer before God': pope
- October 01, 2016

Francis said at his public audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square that he's "united in suffering through prayer and spiritual closeness" to Aleppo's people. The additional aid announced on Tuesday would bring the total U.S. humanitarian spending for Syria to about $5.9bn (£4.5bn), the state department said . (more...)
Taiwan shuts down as typhoon Megi strikes Taiwan shuts down as typhoon Megi strikes
- October 01, 2016

Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau said. A vegetable vendor speaks on the cellphone at a market in Xindian district of the New Taipei City, as Typhoon Megi approaching the east Taiwan on September 27, 2016. Its arrival in China comes after Megi killed five people and injured hundreds in Taiwan on Tuesday. Schools have closed and dozens of flights had been cancelled. (more...)
Carter Promises More Resources for Pacific Pivot Carter Promises More Resources for Pacific Pivot
- October 01, 2016

Mr Carter made the pledge in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego on Thursday, adding that the Pentagon will make its attack submarines more lethal and spend more to build undersea drones that can operate in shallower waters where submarines cannot. (more...)
United Kingdom Q2 GDP Growth Rev Up To 0.7% United Kingdom Q2 GDP Growth Rev Up To 0.7%
- October 01, 2016

The latest official data covering gross domestic product (GDP) in the April to June period shows that the economy was more buoyant in the run-up to the referendum than previous estimates suggested. British business investment grew by a stronger than previously estimated 1.0 percent from the first quarter, defying earlier expectations that nervousness about the referendum would weigh on companies' spending plans. (more...)
British lawmaker PM May has "no idea" what to do about Brexit
- October 01, 2016

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg described Dr Fox's speech as "delusional" and urged him to make public the economic impact of leaving the single market. The June 23 Brexit vote took many investors and chief executives by surprise, triggering the deepest political and financial turmoil in Britain since World War Two and the biggest ever one-day fall in sterling against the dollar. (more...)
Historic ceasefire agreement signed in Columbia
- October 01, 2016

The fighting killed more than 220,000 people and drove 8 million from their homes. Opinion polls point to an almost-certain victory for the "yes" vote, but some analysts warn that a closer-than-expected finish or low voter turnout could bode poorly for the tough task the country faces in implementing the ambitious accord. (more...)
'Surgical Strikes' falsehood exposed as Indian minister rejects army's claim 'Surgical Strikes' falsehood exposed as Indian minister rejects army's claim
- October 01, 2016

The injury is not on account of any enemy or terrorist action, the sources said . "The government has taken note of the media reports that say our soldier is in Pakistan captivity..." The counter-terrorist operation was carried out after the Indian Army received information about terrorist groups attempting to cross the LoC for terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir and metro cities in India. (more...)
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado 'Very Worried' of a Trump Presidency Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado 'Very Worried' of a Trump Presidency
- October 01, 2016

Hillary Clinton was making a point about Donald Trump and women at the first presidential debate when she brought up Alicia Machado , the former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump insulted her. With his past statements about Machado playing into critiques Clinton wanted to make at Monday night's high-profile debate, the Clinton campaign was quick to pounce. (more...)
French Aircraft Carrier Starts Operations in Iraq against IS
- October 01, 2016

French Defence Minister Yves Le Drian said recently the carrier would help improve the coalition's information-gathering capabilities. Geddo further noted that the United Nations refugee agency had already begun building camps in preparation for a mass exodus from Mosul , but it faced constraints in erecting them in time and winning full funding for its plans. (more...)
Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton
- September 30, 2016

The unusually lengthy endorsement only briefly touches on Clinton's well-covered mistakes, but then offers a comprehensive point-by-point comparison between the candidates that decimates Trump's temperament and decision-making, as well as his unhinged foreign policy proposals. (more...)
Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks
- September 30, 2016

In his brief (PDF ), Tam's lawyers explain that by forming an all-Asian-American band and choosing that name, he "was following in the long tradition of 'reappropriation, ' in which members of minority groups have reclaimed terms that were once directed at them as insults and turned them outward as badges of pride". (more...)
U.S. Senators Rebel Against Arming Saudi Arabia U.S. Senators Rebel Against Arming Saudi Arabia
- September 30, 2016

The supporters of the resolution also made the case that the Saudis are bombing indiscriminately in Yemen-a war in which the U.S.is participating without Congressional approval-resulting in thousands of civilian deaths. The biggest source of disagreement is over what is an appropriate way to deal with close US ally Saudi Arabia . Corker also claimed US weapons can help the Saudi monarchy "fight terrorism". (more...)
US, Israel sign $38bn military deal US, Israel sign $38bn military deal
- September 29, 2016

Thomas Shannon, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Jacob Nagel, acting head of Israel's National Security Council, signed the MOU. The agreement also phases out an earlier stipulation that Israel may spend 26% of the USA aid money on Israeli-made defense systems. Among other restrictions, the deal also stops Israel from spending a fraction of the fund on fuel for its military, reported AP. (more...)
Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election
- September 29, 2016

European Union observers said they did not have full access to all districts in Haut-Ogooue province, where 95 percent of voters were reported to have supported Bongo. Ping has warned the country could face serious instability if the court rejected his appeal for a recount. Officials there showed Bongo winning with almost 96 percent of the vote, and reported that more than 99 percent of all voters had cast ballots. (more...)
ISIS Mustard Gas Attack Suspected at US Air Base in Iraq ISIS Mustard Gas Attack Suspected at US Air Base in Iraq
- September 29, 2016

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said he is concerned all of the troops taking part in the battle for Mosul - expected to begin in October - do not have adequate chemical-protection gear. Joseph Dunford on Thursday confirmed that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria tried to hit USA forces with a chemical weapon. American troops who investigated the shell went through decontamination showers as a precaution. (more...)
Seoul reveals standby plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un
- September 29, 2016

In an unusually admission during a South Korean parliamentary session, the nation's defense minister admitted they have a plan to assassinate North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un. North Korea hopes to develop Wonsan and the area around it as a tourist destination. In the end, he said, those negotiations may not be successful, but: "You don't know until the US and the North Koreans sit down and try to work things out". (more...)
Use of Alibis Not Going to Work: India on Sharif's Uri Remarks Use of Alibis Not Going to Work: India on Sharif's Uri Remarks
- September 29, 2016

Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at the United Nations General Assembly session wherein she asked the world to act against countries harbouring terrorists, the U.S. India placed blame on Pakistan immediately after the attack without any inquiry. "It persists in the belief that such attacks will enable it to obtain the territory it covets". (more...)
Dutch investigators say missile that shot down MH17 came from Russian Federation Dutch investigators say missile that shot down MH17 came from Russian Federation
- September 29, 2016

Ukrainian and Western officials have blamed pro-Russian rebels for the incident, citing intelligence intercepts. It was able to locate the area from which the missile was launched, and where it travelled from in Russian Federation via Ukraine. (more...)
Pushes for voter registration increase
- September 28, 2016

They're hoping to help register thousands of voters before election day, November 8. The voter registration deadline for Pennsylvania is October 11. Almost 47,000 people across the state registered online to vote just within the last week.that's an all-time record since the online system's launch in 2013. (more...)
Government forces advance in Aleppo
- September 28, 2016

The Syrian leader has rallied Syria's minorities behind his government behind fears of the Sunni-dominated rebellion. The American envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, blasted Russia on Sunday at a Security Council meeting, accusing Moscow of civilian deaths in Aleppo in the wake of the collapse of the ceasefire negotiated by the USA and Russia, RT reported . (more...)
Black communities in worst shape 'ever, ever, ever'
- September 28, 2016

Considering Trump's Southern venue, one might conclude that this was at least a bit hyperbolic. Pointing out that the relationship between the police and African-American communities have only been getting worse, Trump said that there must be "law and order, but "at the same time you have to have a spirit of unity". (more...)
'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie backed lane closures
- September 28, 2016

David Wildstein pleaded guilty a year ago and is testifying against two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who are charged with creating traffic jams in 2013 to retaliate against a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie . (more...)
Iran dash hopes for an Alg
- September 28, 2016

Negotiations in Algiers will be a " warm up " for OPEC's next meeting in Vienna in November, Iran's oil ministry news service Shana reported, citing Zanganeh. And Saudi Oil Minister Khaled al-Faleh said he was optimistic that ministers would find some common ground on Wednesday. Recession-plagued Nigeria, whose oil pipelines and installations have been repeatedly attacked by militants, said Tuesday that it wanted to be excluded from any production freeze. (more...)
Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'
- September 28, 2016

Family members who came to lay flowers and light candles outside the home turned memorial said, they knew Katlynn as a typical teenager and her mom and stepdad as loving parents. One of the family's neighbors, Amber Weinmueller, said they were unsure who was responsible for this crime and if the suspects are still on the loose. (more...)
Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer
- September 27, 2016

Photos in local media showed British and American passports alongside three handguns seized in the raid. One of the suspects shot a Tourist Police officer in the chest during the operation, Somprasong said. The policeman suffered injuries to the torso and was taken to Police General Hospital. The discovery of the frozen body parts of a blonde man, individually wrapped in plastic bags in a freezer, has resulted in police consulting British and U.S. (more...)
BOJ's Kuroda: Ready to cut rates deeper into negative territory
- September 27, 2016

IMF Japan mission chief Luc Everaert made the remarks after the BOJ last week switched to targeting short- and long-term interest rates, and dropped its previous target of increasing base money at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($792 billion). (more...)
Documents: Wash. mall shooting suspect confessed
- September 27, 2016

A motive for the rampage remains unclear and Cetin, who is due to appear in court on Monday, has not been charged. Washington state authorities said it's too early to rule out terrorism or anything else because their investigation is still in the preliminary stages. (more...)
'Dragon Slayer' Islam Slimani must merit nickname versus Porto - Claudio Ranieri
- September 27, 2016

Leicester City come into the match desperate to bounce back after a 4-1 thrashing by Manchester United on Saturday. In Bruges, it was a surreal feeling to hear the theme tune. Porto had won nine of the 11 league titles prior to Slimani's arrival, but as Benfica re-emerged as Portugal's dominant power, so their Lisbon rivals Sporting began to surpass Porto , too. (more...)
India slams Burhan Wani reference in Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech India slams Burhan Wani reference in Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech
- September 26, 2016

Talks and guns don't go together". "Let us be clear". "Pak PM Sharif at #UNGA glorifies Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani in UN's highest forum". We heard the glorification of a terrorist. "Talks are no favor to Pakistan". The talk comes as Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry raised his country's concerns over the situation in Jammu & Kashmir with EU Secretary General for External Affairs Helga Schmid. (more...)
Canada Blanks The Czechs 6-0. Europe Shocks The US
- September 26, 2016

They face favored Canada on Tuesday night. How exactly is an American team that looked so out of sync against Team Europe going to curtail the offense of a powerhouse Canadian team loaded with speed and skill across four lines and three defensive pairs? The Americans must get more quality scoring chances after a 3-0 loss to to Team Europe. (more...)
Pakistan has forced a long war upon India: Amit Shah Pakistan has forced a long war upon India: Amit Shah
- September 26, 2016

BJP President Amit Shah today lashed out at the CPI (M)-led Pinarayi Vijayan Government in Kerala for practicing politics of violence, saying that the Marxist party could not stop the BJP's march towards power in the next election. Dubbing terrorism as a threat to democracy and humanity, Shah said terrorism itself is an offender of human rights. Taking on Pakistan, Shah also asserted that it is no less than a war crime if terrorism becomes part of a government's policy. (more...)