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World News Russian Federation confirms strikes on 'terrorist' targets in Syria's Idlib
Author: 0 Russian Federation confirms strikes on 'terrorist' targets in Syria's Idlib

Worldwide calls mounted on Wednesday (Sep 5) to avoid a "massacre" by regime forces in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib, two days before a summit between key powers backing the government and opposition. "God willing we will succeed in averting the extreme actions of the regime there by getting a positive result from the Tehran summit", Mr Erdogan said.

World News After reports of Trump calling Southerners dumb, SC native Colbert fires back
Author: 0 After reports of Trump calling Southerners dumb, SC native Colbert fires back

It describes how Trump's closest aides have taken extraordinary measures in the White House to try to stop what they saw as his most risky impulses, going so far as to swipe and hide papers from his desk so he wouldn't sign them. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr Mattis dismissed the book as "a uniquely Washington brand of literature" and said the contemptuous words about Mr Trump attributed to him "were never uttered by me or in my presence".

World News British prosecutors to charge two Russians in United Kingdom nerve agent attack
Author: 0 British prosecutors to charge two Russians in United Kingdom nerve agent attack

British prosecutors announced on Wednesday they had collected sufficient evidence to charge two Russians with the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Boris Johnson has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for his use of "weaselly language" and for "failing to condemn" Russian Federation for the Salisbury poisonings.

World News United States general assumes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation command in Afghanistan
Author: 0 United States general assumes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation command in Afghanistan

Afghan forces, meanwhile, are chronically understrength because of heavy casualties and high levels of desertion, and continue to face problems with organization and logistics that have long hampered their effectiveness. "We believe that the best way to get there is to ensure Taliban recognizes they can't win on the battlefield, they must negotiate". "Peace negotiations should be among Afghans and for Afghans", Agha told CNN.

World News 'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms
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Showing his disregard for the Justice Department's independence, President Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in midterm election jeopardy. Attorney for the Southern District of California". Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tweeted, "This is not the conduct of a President committed to defending and upholding the constitution, but rather a President looking to use the Department of Justice to settle political scores".

World News British 'would vote against Brexit' in second referendum
Author: 0 British 'would vote against Brexit' in second referendum

Mr Burnham is expected to say: "The biggest danger facing British politics right now is to allow this polarised no-deal/People's Vote dynamic to shape the next six months". In what is likely to be seen by many at Westminster as the beginning of a bid to try and oust the Prime Minister, the ex-foreign secretary insisted the United Kingdom is "lying flat on the canvas" in withdrawal talks.

World News Typhoon Jebi: Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years
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Japanese media tallied at least nine deaths. More than two million households experienced blackouts during the storm and schools and companies in the affected area remained shut. Some 177,000 customers across western Japan lost power , the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. A passenger was slightly injured by shards from a window shattered by the storm.

World News One dead, 25 injured and more feared trapped
Author: 0 One dead, 25 injured and more feared trapped

A section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in south Calcutta on Tuesday. The death toll in the shocking incident is likely to go up as several cars and other vehicles are still trapped under the bridge . ARMY, Navy and CISF teams were deployed to assist the NDRF , Fire Brigade and the Kolkata Police in the rescue operation. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee promised to initiate a high-level inquiry into the incident.

World News Video Shows Woman with Baby in High Speed Chase
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Authorities say the woman, later identified as 29-year-old Caitlyn Rodriguez , was traveling at about 100 miles per hour before she rear-ended a pickup that had stopped at a light. The scene gets even more astounding as the wanted person gets out of the wrecked motor and proceeds to run down the side of the road with the baby in tow.

World News Typhoon Jebi sends 2,600-tonne tanker crashing into a bridge in Japan
Author: 0 Typhoon Jebi sends 2,600-tonne tanker crashing into a bridge in Japan

With winds of up to 162 kilometres per hour at its centre, Jebi is classed as a "very strong" typhoon, the weather agency's chief forecaster Ryuta Kurora told AFP. High-speed bullet train services were suspended from Tokyo west to Hiroshima. ANA Holdings Inc said Tuesday morning it was cancelling 247 domestic and eight worldwide flights, while Japan Airlines Co pulled 176 domestic flights.

World News Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Damascus for Assad talks
Author: 0 Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Damascus for Assad talks

Besides the military airport, the al-Mazzeh area is home to embassies, security buildings and the homes of some members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle, according to opposition activists. Iran called for militants to be "cleaned out" of Idlib, as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russian Federation about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Assad.

World News Jet-setting Instagram model dies on billionaire's yacht
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Bailleres was reportedly off the ship at the time . Sinead McNamara , 20, was found unconscious around 2 a.m. Friday on the back of the Mayan Queen IV in the Greek port of Argostoli in Kefalonia , news.com.au reported. The model was working on yachts while she traveled through Europe. Authorities have ordered the yacht to remain at the port as the investigation continues.

World News Was the president firing back at Meghan McCain with his tweet?
Author: 0 Was the president firing back at Meghan McCain with his tweet?

Chester Nimitz, who is buried near high-ranking academy comrades at Golden Gate National Cemetery just outside San Francisco. The procession was carefully designed by McCain as a final call to arms to a nation he feared was at risk of losing its civility and sense of shared goal.

World News People missing after boating accident on the Colorado River near Needles
Author: 0 People missing after boating accident on the Colorado River near Needles

None of the boaters were wearing life vests when the collision occurred, said Anita Mortensen, a spokesperson for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. As search-and-rescue crews continued to look for three other boaters who vanished in a popular section of the river near the California-Arizona border, authorities identified the body recovered Monday as Christi Lewis, 51, of California.

World News Jewish UK Labour lawmaker vows to see Corbyn ousted
Author: 0 Jewish UK Labour lawmaker vows to see Corbyn ousted

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that anti-Semitism within Labour is a "stain" on the party. Jeremy Corbyn today backed a controversial bid to make the deselection of Labour MPs easier in a move which will fuel fears the party is on the brink of a purge.

World News Myanmar Rejects UN Report on Rohingya Crisis
Author: 0 Myanmar Rejects UN Report on Rohingya Crisis

They have recommended senior military officials be prosecuted. The release of the report coincided with the first anniversary of this latest nightmare for the Rohingya , who have suffered repeated incidents of violence and abuse and denial of their basic human rights, with no end in sight to their suffering.

World News Reuters Myanmar Reporters Jailed For Seven Years In Landmark Secrets Case
Author: 0 Reuters Myanmar Reporters Jailed For Seven Years In Landmark Secrets Case

The reporters, Wa Lone , 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were working for Reuters when they were arrested in December previous year (2017) after being invited by policemen to meet at a restaurant in Yangon. British ambassador Dan Chugg, speaking on behalf of his government and European Union members, said he was "extremely disappointed" by the verdict in a case that had "passed a long shadow" over freedom of expression and the rule of law.

World News Child abduction alert issued in local counties for missing 2-year-old
Author: 0 Child abduction alert issued in local counties for missing 2-year-old

Phoenix police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said 8-year-old Victor Nunez-Coronado and 5-year-old Jonathan Nunez-Coronado were taken from the trailer home by their father , Dimas Coronado, after he shot and killed Nunez and Gonzalez. "Dimas Coronado, 46, 5'06" tall, 190 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. That man has brown hair, brown eyes, gold teeth and dreadlocks and may be wearing a white tank top and black AND1 basketball shorts, according to authorities.

World News Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex
Author: 0 Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

The country operates a dual-track legal system and Islamic courts can handle religious and family matters for Muslim citizens, as well as cases such as adultery. "The caning of the two women is a awful reminder of the depth of discrimination and criminalization that LGBTI people face in the country". However, the act was slammed by rights activists as a "grave miscarriage of justice", AFP reported, and it comes amid concerns around growing intolerance towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

World News Democrats raise alarm over White House decision to withhold Kavanaugh documents
Author: 0 Democrats raise alarm over White House decision to withhold Kavanaugh documents

Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said of the White House. "It's not normal, because we are not able to see 100,000 documents that the archivist has just - because the administration has said we can't see them". Unite in opposition? Boycott the hearing? White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said Schumer's claim was "entirely incorrect", saying the Senate Judiciary Committee requested access to "any non-privileged Presidential record".

World News Trump says ‘no political necessity’ to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal
Author: 0 Trump says ‘no political necessity’ to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal

The president warned Congress not to meddle with the trade negotiations or he would terminate the trilateral trade pact altogether. But on Saturday, Trump said there was "no political necessity" to include Canada in a deal, and suggested he would scrap NAFTA entirely rather than allowing it to continue in its current form.

World News Iranian FM Arrives in Turkey for Talks with Erdogan
Author: 0 Iranian FM Arrives in Turkey for Talks with Erdogan

He said: "America behaves like wild wolves". The Turkish lira has taken a severe dive since the beginning of the year, particularly last month. Zarif was referring to what he regards as a contradiction in the USA presentation of Iran's rulers as lacking the support of the Iranian people as they assert themselves militarily and politically in Iraq, Syria , Lebanon, Yemen, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

World News Davao mayor acknowledges rape cases, says intervention program has been in place
Author: 0 Davao mayor acknowledges rape cases, says intervention program has been in place

Tagum said "the CSSDO-led interventions resulted in a significant drop in the incidence of rape cases from 120 in 2017 to 95 in 2018, both in the same period of January to June". "One of these interventions, and the most effective of which, targeted communities where children are taught about sexuality and sexual abuse, including when a touch by a family member is no longer appropriate and acceptable ", she said.

World News Protests in Uganda after Bobi Wine arrested again
Author: 0 Protests in Uganda after Bobi Wine arrested again

Kyagulanyi was elected previous year and has amassed a large following among youth electrified by his scathing criticism of Museveni, sometimes delivered in his songs. Nicholas Opiyo, one of Kyagulanyi's posted on his twitter at 9.17pm on Thursday. Wine has been allowed to leave the medical facility because he underwent a medical examination, police statement said.

World News Amsterdam stabbing: Pair injured on Friday revealed as Americans
Author: 0 Amsterdam stabbing: Pair injured on Friday revealed as Americans

The suspect, who was identified only as Jawed S.in line with privacy rules in the Netherlands, also remains hospitalized. The victims were identified only as American citizens by the USA ambassador to the Netherlands; police said they were recovering in a hospital with injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening.

World News Sheriff: Man shot after concert tickets argument
Author: 0 Sheriff: Man shot after concert tickets argument

The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, but his condition was not known. Reports said deputies ordered the man to drop the weapon, then fired four rounds when he refused to follow their instructions, hitting him at least once.

World News Chinese President Xi Jinping promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool
Author: 0 Chinese President Xi Jinping promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool

President Mnangagwa and his wife were seen off at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Harare Metropolitan Province Minister of State Miriam Chikukwa, government ministers, senior government officials and service chiefs among others.

World News JD.com's billionaire CEO released after US arrest
Author: 0 JD.com's billionaire CEO released after US arrest

Hennepin County Jail records show he was arrested late Friday night and released Saturday afternoon pending possible criminal charges. However Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said that an investigation was ongoing and declined to provide details of the arrest.

World News Reuters reporters jailed for seven years over Rohingya secrets
Author: 0 Reuters reporters jailed for seven years over Rohingya secrets

Wa Lone, who gave a defiant "thumbs up" to the massed ranks of reporters, said: "We will face it (the verdict) with stability and courage". More than 80 people, including senior diplomats, were packed into the court on Monday. Kristian Schmidt, EU ambassador to Myanmar, in a post on Twitter, said the prison sentences of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo should be "reviewed and they should be released immediately and unconditionally".

World News Suspect shot by police after double stabbing in Amsterdam station
Author: 0 Suspect shot by police after double stabbing in Amsterdam station

Dutch police officers near the scene of a stabbing attack near the central daily station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on August 31, 2018. Police said two people were injured in the stabbing at Centraal Station on Friday morning, and a tunnel under the tracks was closed following the incident.

World News Saudi-led coalition admits deadly Yemen strike on bus was unjustified
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition admits deadly Yemen strike on bus was unjustified

Human Rights Watch on Sunday called last month's school bus bombing an apparent war crime, urging countries to immediately stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia . The conflict between the coalition and Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels has been going on for three-and-a-half years now and has claimed the lives of more than 10-thousand people.

World News PM Imran Khan ropes in foreign experts to rebuild Pak's debt-ridden economy
Author: 0 PM Imran Khan ropes in foreign experts to rebuild Pak's debt-ridden economy

Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu , who stirred up a controversy with his Pakistan visit last month, has apparently received a message from his cricketer "friend" Imran Khan , the prime minister of Pakistan. "Timely and proactive cooperation by Iran in providing such access facilitates implementation of the Additional Protocol and enhances confidence", it said.