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Myanmar Violence a 'Textbook' Example of Ethnic Cleansing


U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have refused to answer calls from worldwide activists calling on him to impose sanctions against Suu Kyi's government. Suu Kyi said her government is trying to help "everybody who is of our country, whether or not they are our citizens". On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene. Read More »

Supreme Court issues temporary refugee ban order


The state of Hawaii on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to lift curbs imposed by a lower court on President Donald Trump's ban on most refugees entering the United States. The government contended that so-called assurance agreements don't meet the "bona fide" test because those accords are between the resettlement agency and the government. Read More »

People Dead After Shooting at Suburban Home


But the investigation is still ongoing, with detectives combing through the crime scene and interviewing witnesses, Rushin said. "This officer went directly into fire, where fire was taking place, and stopped the shooter's ability to continue to kill people". Read More »

Iraqi Parliament Rejects Kurdish Independence Referendum


The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. The council of Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday rejected conducting Kurdish independence referendum slated for September 25 in some of its territories, which are part of the disputed areas between Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Read More »

DOJ Won't Bring Federal Charges Against Baltimore Cops in Freddie Gray's Death


Three officers were acquitted at trial. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the officers would not face charges from the federal government. The Justice Department and Baltimore subsequently entered into a consent decree mandating sweeping reforms to the police department. On Tuesday, attorneys representing the officers expressed relief that their clients will not be held criminally responsible for Gray's death. Read More »

South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingyas

The insurgency offered a temporary ceasefire on Saturday to address the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the state but the Myanmar government rejected it, saying it doesn't "negotiate with terrorists". She received the award for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" while standing up against military rulers. "I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired", wrote Tutu, "but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of ... Read More »

Seattle mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim


All five accusers say that they were teenagers when the alleged abuse occurred. Murray said in his statement that he was proud of what he accomplished in almost two decades in the state legislature, and during his tenure as mayor, citing the $15 minimum wage, progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, along with negotiating the agreement with the Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena, which he believes, "in time will bring the National Hockey League and NBA to ... Read More »

Satellite Image Shows Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia in One Powerful Portrait


Hurricane Katia , which is churning in the southwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico , was upgraded to Category 2 on Friday morning, according to the U.S. The storm is now moving west at a speed of 13 miles per hour. Katia is a much smaller storm than Hurricane Irma , which is causing devastation in the Caribbean and is expected to arrive in Florida this weekend . Read More »

Doctors talk Florida woman through delivering baby at home as Irma rages


In Florida, the state's biggest electric company said its outages came to more than 3.6 million by 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The U.S. Hurricane Center has sent out an urgent alert warning of a "life-threatening storm surge inundation of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters) above ground level" and telling people to "MOVE AWAY FROM THE WATER!" But he predicted that recovery could take a long time in many areas. Read More »

New playmate arrives for confiscated tiger cub


Plans were to introduce the new cub slowly to the other young tiger that's been at the park since August 23, when it was seized at the border from someone planning to keep it as a pet. "They'll be able to play, wrestle and learn how to be tigers together, which is instrumental to his long-term social development". The striped fur-monster is a 9-week-old male, who was immediately taken to the Safari Park's Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center so he can get the proper TLC he needs to grow ... Read More »

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea


The resolution imposes a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of two million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap on crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini told the European Parliament meeting in Strasbourg, France, that ramping up pressure through tighter, better enforced sanctions, was key to forcing the North to negotiate an end to the crisis. Read More »

Pyongyang threatens USA with 'greatest pain' if UNSC adopts sanctions resolution


North Korea is threatening the USA will pay a "due price" if the United Nations passes the most severe sanctions ever faced by the rogue state. "The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means", the statement said. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, told the Security Council after the vote: "We don't take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today". Read More »

Merkel suggests Iran-style nuclear talks to end North Korea crisis


Meanwhile, the United States called for a UN Security Council meeting on Monday to vote on a resolution on "additional sanctions" against North Korea for its latest nuclear test. The move came amid worldwide outrage over the pariah state's sixth nuclear test - its most powerful to date - earlier this month and its intercontinental ballistic missile launch in July. Read More »

Kurds prepared to draw borders if Iraq rejects independence referendum


All Kurdish lawmakers boycotted Tuesday's session, while Arab lawmakers voted in favor, said lawmaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who attended the session. A senior Kurdish official dismissed the vote as non-binding, although an Iraqi MP said it would be published in the official gazette after approval from the Iraqi presidency. Read More »

Prosecutors focus on Menendez's involvement in visas for friend and co-defendant


Menendez is charged with accepting bribes from Melgen in exchange for helping his friend with business disputes and with the visas, which an indictment claims were for Melgen's girlfriends. During questioning of Svitlana Buchyk, prosecutors showed she had dinner with Melgen and Menendez in Miami, and Melgen joked that Menendez was the person who obtained her visa for her. Read More »

Power crews continue restoring power Tuesday morning


According to the press release, EMCs began preparations for Hurricane Irma more than a week ago and have participated in daily discussions with co-ops from across the country to arrange for extra crews, trucks and equipment. Downed power lines may be hidden by debris or fallen trees. This makes it easier to know where downed power lines may be possible following the storm. Read More »

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea, Pyongyang warns U.S. of consequences


These new measures will ban the country from exporting textiles - which was the final thing they were still allowed to export after eight other previous sanctions - and impose a cap on all imports of crude oil into the nation. On 14 May 2017, North Korea tested what it said was a "newly developed ballistic rocket" capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Liu said relevant parties should resume negotiations "sooner rather than later". Read More »

Father Shares Images Of Baby Who Survived Mom's Murder


A criminal complaint says Crews told police she arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment on August 19 - the day Greywind was last seen alive - and told her how to self-induce birth by breaking her own water. Matheny, along with LaFontaine-Greywind's parents, Norberta and Joe Greywind, saw the baby girl for the first time on August 30. Crews is accused of luring LaFontaine-Greywind to the upstairs apartment under the guise of helping her with a sewing project. Read More »

Klopp Understands Coutinho's Barcelona Attraction


He is a close friend of mine and he tells me everything, but it's better to ask him". 'If you look at the players and some of their performances, you can say why not? Liverpool were 6-3 aggregate winners against Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in their Champions League playoff to secure a place in the group-stage. Read More »

N.Korea warns U.S. over sanctions push

The new sanctions apply new restrictions to shipments of refined hydrocarbons to North Korea , placing a cap at two million barrels per year while leaving annual crude oil imports untouched. China's United Nations ambassador, Liu Jieyi, called for a resumption of negotiations "sooner rather than later". Mnuchin said that if China doesn't follow the United Nations sanctions approved on North Korea , he will seek new financial sanctions on Beijing to cut off access to the USA financial ... Read More »

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in false alarm


Spanish media is reporting that two people have been arrested in connection with the operation. Barcelona's world-famous Sagrada Familia was evacuated after a bomb squad checked a van parked next to the church that turned out to be a false alarm. Read More »

United States lawmakers want 'supercharged' response to North Korea nuclear tests

It also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorising new work permits for North Korean workers. The measures were approved unanimously Monday. Biswas noted, however, that the situation with China remains both crucial and complicated. "As the Chinese cut off oil and gas, we're seeing [North Korea] turn to Russia", The Washington Post quoted an unnamed senior USA official with knowledge of alleged Russian smuggling into North Korea as saying on Monday. Read More »

Germany open to Iran-style N. Korea talks: Merkel


It still proposes a ban on textile exports. Before the resolution was voted, North Korea's official news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying the country was "quite ready to use any ultimate means" to retaliate against the USA for the sanctions and claiming it had "near-to-completion nuclear capability". Read More »

Putin: Trump administration willing to defuse North Korea tensions


Such engagement was preconditioned under the Obama administration, and so far under President Donald Trump , on some sign of restraint from North Korea. The United Nations has "unequivocally" condemned the latest nuclear and missile tests by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), denouncing them as "profoundly destabilising for regional and worldwide security". Read More »

Khamenei calls for action against Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown


Bangladeshi officials and Amnesty researchers believe new explosives have been recently planted, including one that the rights group said blew off a Bangladeshi farmer's leg and another that wounded a Rohingya man. "People were scared and running out of the village", the villager said, speaking on condition of anonymity out of fear for his safety. According to the UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR ), some 370,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border since violence began in August. Read More »

Irma's death toll rises to 4 in St. Maarten


Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has rejected the criticism , calling it "completely unjustified". "I would like to appeal to you to remain calm and to reassure you that we are doing all that we can to assist you". "The biggest priority is the health issue, the arrival of water and food resources which are on their way", Girardin told reporters in Guadeloupe. It too is sending navy frigates, planes and helicopters. Read More »

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

The Driehaus Capital Management Llc holds 547,588 shares with $8.42M value, down from 873,492 last quarter. Pfizer Inc now has $204.38 billion valuation. 04/13/2017 - Callon Petroleum Company was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Euro Pacific Capital. Therefore 89% are positive. Finally, KLR Group reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $21.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Callon Petroleum Company in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Read More »

Srijan scam: Lalu, Tejashwi to address rally in Bihar's Bhagalpur


Last month, the department questioned Tejashwi Yadav and his mother, former chief minister Rabri Devi. In a fresh setback to Tejashwi, the income tax department has attached his Delhi-based property. Calling Nitish Kumar as a "Bhishma Pitamah" of moral corruption for breaking the grand alliance with RJD-Congress and joining hands and forming the new government in alliance with BJP . Read More »

Vikings induct Moss into Ring of Honor


He completed 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards passing and 3 touchdowns in a 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints . They trotted out a four-receiver set - seen on only seven snaps in the 2 1/2 years Norv Turner ran the offense - and followed it with a two-back, three-receiver set on Jerick McKinnon's 10-yard run. Read More »

South Koreans Protest Against US Missile Defense Deployment, Dozens Injured


Putin denounced North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on September 3, saying Russian Federation did not recognize North Korea's nuclear status. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday echoed South Korea's demand for more pressure on Pyongyang after its nuclear tests as the leaders of the two countries looked to grind down resistance from Russia's Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Hurricane Katia, third to form in Atlantic


The storm is forecast to strengthen up until landfall, with peak winds climbing to 105 miles per hour - which would make it a strong Category 2 hurricane, nearing major Category 3 status. Government officials began evacuations in certain islands. Rising waters could reach up to 11 feet in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, except for St. Read More »

WEATHER WARNING: Heavy rain and strong winds set to cause travel problems


Met Eireann have said that winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas . The warning which takes effect from 3pm on Tuesday was issued by the National forecaster at lunchtime this Monday. More severe winds will possibly transfer to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight. "This warning has been expanded in area and with the likelihood of "medium" impacts increased". Read More »