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Trump attacked for calling Hurricane Maria response an 'incredible success'

But his comments come weeks after Puerto Rico's governor raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. Toobin suggested during an appearance on CNN's "New Day" early Wednesday that Trump boasted the day before that one of his administration's "best jobs" was the response to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico a year ago because he didn't really value the lives ... [Full Article...]

More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive

More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive Turkey on Monday urged Syria and Russian Federation to halt all bombing on the Syrian province of Idlib, and called for a ceasefire in the region near its border. Nebenzya dismissed plans by the Syrian government to conduct a gas attack, saying that there was "irrefutable proof" showing that the militants were planning such an assault. [Full Article...]

Sweden's Far-Right Nationalists Gain Seats in National Elections

Sweden's Far-Right Nationalists Gain Seats in National Elections Sunday's election left the two rival blocs - a center-left group and a center-right alliance - with roughly 40 percent of the vote each, portending what is likely to be weeks of uncertainty and complex coalition talks before a new government can be formed. [Full Article...]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong It can affect as many as 43.4 million people, according to the United Nation's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System. Weather forecaster Robert Sawi assured that the incoming typhoon will be weaker than super typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda, which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed billions of pesos worth of assets in 2013. [Full Article...]

Labour's Chuka Umunna Says His Party Is 'Institutionally Racist'

Labour's Chuka Umunna Says His Party Is 'Institutionally Racist' Mr Umunna made his blunt assessment in a TV interview yesterday after the head of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission concluded Labour was "led by anti-Semites and racists". He added: "When people think that they are being unfairly challenged they need to be accountable to the people that they represent". The Metropolitan Police is to investigate a number of Labour members over potentia... [Full Article...]

"They Are Civilians", Says Putin On UK Nerve Agent Poisoning Suspects

Speaking at an economic forum in the eastern city of Vladivostok , Putin appeared to deny that they worked for Russia's military intelligence service the Main Directorate, commonly called GRU. NAN reports that on September 6, the United Kingdom charged two Russian men for the Novichok nerve agent attack on the former spy and his daughter in the English city of Salsibury, accusing them of being Ru... [Full Article...]

3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’

3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’ We are totally prepared, ready. "It's going to be a very large one". It is ranked as the third costliest storm for the United States since 1900. Rosselló called on Trump to extend federal coverage to continuing work on housing restoration and clean-up that is still ongoing on the island. [Full Article...]

Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts

Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment. Papadopoulos-who last week was sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contact with people connected to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign-was discussing Joseph Mifsud , the mysterious professor who told him that Russian Federation was in possession of "dirt on Hill... [Full Article...]

Canada trade deal 'imminently possible,' Freeland says

Canada trade deal 'imminently possible,' Freeland says It seems nearly a given now that any trade deal Canada strikes with the United States will have to offer up more American access to the Canadian dairy market. No word yet on when she might return to Washington to continue NAFTA talks. "I think that remembering today, and what happened today, maybe that helps us all to put into perspective the negotiations that we're having", Freeland told report... [Full Article...]

FT: UK Conservative eurosceptics fail to agree Brexit plan B

FT: UK Conservative eurosceptics fail to agree Brexit plan B British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party faces a "catastrophic split" if she persists with her so-called Chequers proposals on Brexit and 80 or more of her lawmakers are prepared to vote against the proposals, a former junior minister said. [Full Article...]

Couple finds hidden camera in clock at Airbnb apartment

Couple finds hidden camera in clock at Airbnb apartment After a busy day in the city, he and his girlfriend settled in for a relaxing night - or so they thought. Hamilton had recently watched a YouTube video on secret "spy" cameras and how they are often found concealed in ordinary, everyday, household objects. [Full Article...]

Pope to meet U.S. Church leaders after archbishop's accusations: Vatican

Pope to meet U.S. Church leaders after archbishop's accusations: Vatican The three who were absent were: 85-year-old Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, retired archbishop of Santiago, Chile, who is facing questioning over his handling of abuse allegations; Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo, who turns 79 in early October; and 77-year-old Australian Cardinal George Pell, who now is on trial in Australia on sex abuse charges . [Full Article...]

Over 50 Feared Dead in a Bus Accident at Telangana

Over 50 Feared Dead in a Bus Accident at Telangana The accident took place nearly at the end point of the Ghat road. The Anjaneya Swamy temple at Kondagattu is a popular pilgrim centre in North Telangana, and Tuesdays are particularly considered auspicious for people to make offerings to the presiding deity. [Full Article...]

Ben Sasse says Republicans, Democrats lack long-term vision for U.S.

Ben Sasse says Republicans, Democrats lack long-term vision for U.S. Sasse said on CNN's " State of the Union ". Sasse, elected to his seat in 2014, said he feared the USA was "headed toward a place where hefty majorities of both sides of the electorate are going to regularly embrace unsupported and blatantly false assertions". [Full Article...]

Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

In a statement , President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators and the bomb blasts near the schools, saying that "attacks on civilian facilities, mosques, women, children, are all crimes against humanity". [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee to be released from prison

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee to be released from prison A street preacher's wife who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will walk out of a Utah prison next week after serving 15 years for her part in a kidnapping that focused national attention on the issue of crime against children. [Full Article...]

In 1st key speech, new United Nations human rights chief airs concerns

In 1st key speech, new United Nations human rights chief airs concerns The former president of Chile said the council had a responsibility to speak out against human rights violations without fear or favour. China called on the UN's human rights chief to respect its sovereignty after she highlighted "deeply disturbing" allegations of mass detentions of Muslim Uighur minorities in Xinjiang. [Full Article...]

Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from US jail

Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from US jail While the gun-rights group was not identified, Butina's social media accounts show she attended many National Rifle Association events and met with top officials of the influential lobby group that has close ties to Republican politicians including President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Russia kicks off biggest war games in decades, amid tensions

Russia kicks off biggest war games in decades, amid tensions Russia's largest war games in recent history have kicked off in the Far East. It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. [Full Article...]

Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million

Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million If she votes yes, however, all of the money - which, on Tuesday, officially stretched into excess of $1 million - will be donated to the campaign of Collins' future 2020 opponent. "Basically, she's still vetting the new information that's coming out", said her spokeswoman, Hannah Ray. "The people of ME are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins", the site for the crowdfunded PAC reads. [Full Article...]


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