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China says North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', South Korea says likely natural

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The increasingly bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a physical conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cautioned that a softer touch was needed to defuse the crisis. The natural disaster was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong province, where North Korea's known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, according to South Korea's meteorological agency. Read More »

Iran's new missile can reach Israel

Iran has tested a new ballistic missile capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away, according to state media. An Iranian Russian-made s-300 missile is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq , on September 22,2017 in Tehran. Read More »

Conditions dire in Puerto Rico

Officials said 1,360 of the island's 1,600 cell-phone towers had been downed, along with 85 percent of above-ground and underground phone and internet cables. "We lost our house, it was completely flooded", said resident Carmen Gloria Lamb, a resident near the rain-swollen Guajataca. While the storm is no huge threat to the east coast and will remain well offshore (hundreds of miles), it's those towards North Carolina that should keep their eyes pealed to this storms path. Read More »

John McCain 'never had any intention' of backing latest health care bill

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ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: Hi, Ailsa. There are already two Republican senators on record opposing the bill from GOP Sens. Democrats have denounced the lightning-speed path to a vote, with only one committee hearing on the bill scheduled. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is a "bad idea". It would abandon commitments to essential benefits in policies and to regulations preventing discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

Not much of an agreement the USA have, Trump tweeted. Iran conducted missile tests of medium range, acting against the US President's warning recently during United Nations sessions. However, a UN Security Council resolution prohibits Iran from developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in NY on September 19, 2017. Read More »

Six to eight people injured in church shooting in Tennessee

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CBS affiliate NewsChannel5 reporter is on the scene of the reported shooting and tweeted a video of ambulances leaving the scene on Pink Hook Rd. Medical personnel on scene are calling it a mass casualty situation. There is no word on a motive and authorities have not released any additional information. The church has a weekly service starting at 10 a.m. Sunday. Read More »

Encounter On In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri, Terrorists Hiding In Forests

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As per reports, the forces had reportedly detected movement of infiltrators in Kalgi area following which a cordon was laid in the area and a search operation was launched. Sources said three civilians and an army man sustained bullet injuries during the encounter and have been hospitalized. Two policemen and a Central Reserve Police Force soldier were also injured in the explosion. Read More »

Opposition demand probe after minister's revelation in Jaya's death

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But, in truth, none of us saw her after being admitted at Apollo Hospitals. "I seek pardon from you". It is very common that sisters who fight inside the house will appear to be friendly outside. There is every possibility for a demand by the people of the State for a CBI probe, said a senior commentator. Though O Panneerselvam, who succeeded her as Chief Minister had ordered a probe into the demise of Jayalalithaa, he was ousted from office and Edappadi K Palaniswami was anointed as Chief ... Read More »

Earthquake Detected in North Korea

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US President Donald Trump on Friday warned "madman" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be 'tested, ' the latest in an exchange of insults between the two. "We can not deny the possibility it may fly over our country", Onodera said. Kim Jong-un warned that Trump and the US would pay dearly for insulting and disrespecting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in front of world leaders. Read More »

US, Russian Officers Met Face-to-Face In Syria

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Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have been marching on the east bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour while Syrian troops are gaining in areas on the west bank of the river under the cover of Russian airstrikes. Oil spilled from a pipeline at the al-Teym oil field in the oil-rich desert south of Deir al-Zor in Syria after the Syrian Arab Army and its allies had recaptured the oil site from ISIS, video footage uploaded on Friday on YouTube by Berlin-based video news agency ... Read More »

Tullow Oil to restart drilling in Ghana after ruling

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Tullow Oil Ghana boss Charles Darku told reporters in the capital Accra the ruling would remove "doubt anyone had about the boundary, because that is clear now". "Tullow will now work with the government of Ghana to put in place the necessary permits to allow the restart of development drilling in the TEN fields", the London-based oil firm said in a statement. Read More »

Rohingya refugee influx over: Bangladesh

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It is just the latest restriction imposed on the Rohingya who have fled in huge numbers from violence in neighbouring Rakhine State into squalid camps in Bangladesh's southernmost Cox's Bazar district in the past four weeks. diplomat for south-east Asia said America remained deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis and allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine. Patrick Murphy, the US deputy assistant secretary of state for Southeast Asia, speaking Friday in a conference call from Bangkok, ... Read More »

In 1st game since Trump's remarks, Jaguars players lock arms during anthem

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Several players on both the Ravens and Jaguars chose to kneel during the USA anthem but stood for the United Kingdom national anthem. All the players appeared to have remained standing for the British anthem. However, players and owners united in defiance of Trump. It is believed to be a protest to President Donald Trump's recent comments on protests during the anthem. Read More »

Anti-corruption unit launches investigation in Sri Lanka

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While the board did not confirm the launch of a board and merely conveyed the players' dismay of having their integrity questioned, the ICC has now publicly established that ACU officers have recently visited Sri Lanka in relation to an investigation. Read More »

3.4-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea

The agency said the quake occurred around Kilju in north-eastern North Korea, about 20 kilometres south-east of the site of a nuclear test earlier this month. "Analysis ongoing", CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post, referring to Sept 3 test. The natural disaster comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions that has raised worldwide alarm. Read More »

Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation

This surely reflects efforts by the Abe administration to "tug on (Trump's) heartstrings" about an element of the North Korea issue usually overshadowed by the drama of nuclear arms, said Brad Glosserman, executive director of the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Hawaii-based think tank. Read More »

Central America: Earthquakes September 2017 (as of 22 Sep 2017)

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Search and rescue efforts in the Mexico City area could last "for at least two more weeks", Luis Felipe Puente, Mexico's civil protection coordinator, told CNN affiliate Foro TV. Vladimir Navarro has spent the night working at the site of a collapsed school in Mexico City where rescuers are still trying to free a trapped girl and any other survivors. Read More »

Terror exporter Pak must cogitate: EAM

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Pakistan has invoked acclaimed Indian novelist Arundhati Roy to attack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's UN General Assembly speech where she denounced Islamabad as the "world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity". Read More »

Trump criticises Iran over its recent ballistic missile test

The broadcaster informed that the Khorramshahr missile has become more tactical as well as smaller in size and would become operational in the near future. This was due to what was termed as a violation of the spirit of the 2015 agreement between Iran and six world powers to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Read More »

Critics Fear Trump's Attacks on Iran Could Backfire

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He says no one disagreed that Iran is technically complying but it's a political discussion now about whether to remain in the deal. Trump didn't call out Russian Federation by name in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, though he did obliquely criticize the Kremlin's occupation of Crimea, saying: "We must reject threats to sovereignty from the Ukraine to the South China Sea". Read More »

India superpower, Pakistan a terror factory: Read Sushma Swaraj's speech

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In the latest exchange, Pakistan responded angrily to accusations by India that Islamabad supports terrorists, saying that India itself is the "mother of terrorism" in South Asia. "The government has appointed a fanatic as the Chief Minister of India's largest state", said Lodhi, levelling an attack on UP CM Yogi Adityanath . Read More »

North Korea: This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who is now visiting NY, later said the action might be the testing of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement , branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" his threat to " totally destroy " the North if it attacks. Read More »

Senate Preps for Hearing on ACA Repeal; Collins Says She Leans 'No'

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She all but confirmed that she would vote "No" on the bill. She said she is waiting to make a decision about the new plan until the Congressional Budget Office releases its analysis next week. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would vote against the Republican proposal. "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable". In a lengthy written statement, McCain said he "cannot in good conscience" vote for the legislation from Sens. Read More »

Trump Approves New Sanctions on Companies Dealing with North Korea

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US President Donald Trump mentioned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a rally in Arizona last night. "I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the USA pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK", he said in the colorful and ominous statement. Read More »

Trump to Let Congress Decide Fate of Iran Deal, Like Everything Else

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Netanyahu met Sunday with leaders of four Jewish organizations he considers loyal to urge them to keep up the pressure on Trump and Iran. "Pulling the U.S. "All these people placed emphasis on the need to honor the JCPOA and the agreement's being non-renegotiable", he said. If Trump decides to decertify the deal, it will then go on to the US Congress, which will make the decision on how the US will move forward with the agreement. Read More »

What the Panthers QB's status means vs. the Saints

The good thing for the Panthers has been their defense. It's the NFC South opener for the New Orleans Saints (0-2) and Carolina Panthers (2-0), two teams on very different trajectories. The problem is they need to score touchdowns on pretty much every possession to stay in the game because their defense is easier than a hungry Reno hooker with a hook hand. Read More »

BHU campus violence: Students perform silent march

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Within few minutes of this announcement of university administration police swung into action that led to massive violence. Meanwhile, the BHU administration has alleged that the protests are political in nature and have been coordinated to match the timings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi to damage the image of the university. Read More »

PM boldly presented Pakistan's stance on regional issues in UNGA: Michael

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Pakistan on Sunday brought up Kashmir at the United Nations , in response to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's remarks a day earlier about its neighbour being "the greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity". At the UNGA this week, India flagged the terrorism issue repeatedly in its interactions and public statements. The statement said that China and Russian Federation "reiterate the importance they attach to the status and role of Brazil, India and South Africa in ... Read More »

China bans supplies of petroleum products to N. Korea

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The natural disaster was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong province, where North Korea's known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, according to South Korea's meteorological agency. Atmospheric tests of nuclear-armed missiles, as NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reported , are risky for a host for reasons, including the potential for sending nuclear fallout in unpredictable patterns and, if a test were to be administered by North Korea, in the direction of the U.S. Read More »

Trump's unsafe confusion on the Iran deal

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Mr. Trump himself has certified that Iran is complying with the terms of the deal, and we are getting what we want, which is for Iran not to build a bomb. Do you find that part odd, that Tillerson does not yet know what President Trump's decision is about the Iran nuclear deal? The Iranians, in turn, have threatened to respond to any USA pullout by restarting nuclear activities that could take them closer to bomb-making capability. Read More »

Politics not for votes for us: PM Modi

There will be value addition in tourism when we travel not as a visitor but also like a student and make efforts to assimilate and adapt other culture. Children, senior citizens, men, women, cities and villages all have become a part of it", he added. The programme will be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Read More »

North Korean leader: Trump is 'mentally deranged'

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Donald Trump is no stranger to slinging insults, but even he may have been left reaching for the dictionary this time . Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, told the United Nations general assembly that previous talks had come to nothing and called for a global blockade that would deny North Korea access to "goods, funds, people and technology" for its missile and nuclear programmes. Read More »