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Pinoys safe as Paeng batters western Japan

Pinoys safe as Paeng batters western Japan Two people have been killed as the typhoon whipped Japan with powerful winds and heavy rains over the weekend, which caused damage that blocked roads and train lines. After pummelling Japan's outlying islands including Okinawa, Trami made landfall south of the city of Osaka on Sunday night. And last month, a magnitude-6.6 quake rocked the northern island of Hokkaido, sparking landslides ... [Full Article...]

Gunman ambushes SC police, killing 1 and wounding 6

Gunman ambushes SC police, killing 1 and wounding 6 Frederick Hopkins faced several charges in recent years dating back to a 2014 disorderly conduct charge and including a 2015 and 2017 charge of "running at large", a charge for not restraining pets. Hopkins had been receiving disability payments of $1,127 per month after being wounded in the Vietnam War, according to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in a divorce case with his ex-wife Carol Ho... [Full Article...]

Emergency Alert To Hit Cell Phones This Afternoon

Emergency Alert To Hit Cell Phones This Afternoon Every smartphone in America received a Presidential Alert at 2.18pm. The wireless alert system was launched in 2012. But some people said they didn't know the test was going to happen. USA cellphone users are not able opt out of presidential alerts . "No action is needed", the message states. Along with that tone, you'll get some text which says: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless ... [Full Article...]

Israel can beat Russian-supplied S-300 air shield in Syria - minister

Israel can beat Russian-supplied S-300 air shield in Syria - minister He believed that part of the S-300 system has arrived in Syria. The deployment of the missiles "appears to be an effort to cover for Iranian and Syrian regime nefarious activities in Syria". special representative on Syria, later said a continued USA presence in the war-torn country did not necessarily mean American boots on the ground. In September, several Israeli F-16s entered Syrian airspa... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of ferry passengers stranded in Baltic Sea after engine breakdown

Hundreds of ferry passengers stranded in Baltic Sea after engine breakdown The ferry was traveling between the Lithuanian ports of Kiel and Klaipeda . The vessel was in worldwide waters off Kaliningrad, Russia's Baltic Sea exclave between Poland and Lithuania. Earlier, passengers had assembled at muster stations in preparation for a possible evacuation, and rescue ships were scrambled as a precaution. "We can not say now who was on board", Jakobsen said. [Full Article...]

Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies

Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies In June this year, a British woman and her Australian partner reportedly fell to their deaths while taking a selfie on a wall at a beach in Portugal. India recorded the most selfie deaths at 159, followed by Russian Federation, the U.S. and Pakistan. Nearly three-quarters of the selfie-related deaths were men. [Full Article...]

USA almost rules out terrorism after false ricin alert at Pentagon

USA almost rules out terrorism after false ricin alert at Pentagon Melodie Rybach, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, said that William Clyde Allen III, of Logan, was taken into custody after federal prosecutors "authorized a probable-cause arrest in the ricin case". John Richardson, a defense official said. The letter was sent to the White House but it never entered the presidential residence. The FBI is now investigating the packa... [Full Article...]

America's image worsens under presidency of Trump, survey shows

America's image worsens under presidency of Trump, survey shows Both Trump and Putin lagged behind Xi, who came in at 34 percent. It's not just Trump. And 63 percent of respondents said the world was better off with the United States as the leading power, compared to 19 percent who preferred China in that role when asked to choose between the two. [Full Article...]

Envelopes sent to Pentagon test positive for ricin

A Federal Bureau of Investigation statement in Salt Lake City said the agency was investigating "potentially hazardous chemicals" in Logan, which is about 100 kilometres north of Salt Lake City. At least two packages suspected of containing the poison were sent to the Pentagon but were intercepted at its mail screening facility. Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans. [Full Article...]

Indian court allows deportation of 7 Rohingya to Myanmar

Indian court allows deportation of 7 Rohingya to Myanmar India's decision to send back the seven immigrants has drawn criticism from the United Nations. "Even the country of their origin has accepted them as its citizens", it said. They number around 1.3 million out of the 52 million people who live in Myanmar. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh after an army crackdown in Myanmar a year ago. [Full Article...]

WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government

WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government The NCSC said it was "almost certainly" the GRU behind a "BadRabbit" attack in October 2017 that caused disruption to the Kiev metro, Odessa airport and Russia's central bank, and Britain's cyber security chiefs say they have "high confidence" Russian intelligence was responsible for a strike on WADA in August 2017. [Full Article...]

U.S. pulls out of global accord over Jerusalem embassy case

U.S. pulls out of global accord over Jerusalem embassy case Bolton made the remark - also using air quotes when he said Palestine - while answering a question about the president's goal of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the White House has a strong relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this planning has proceeded without input from the Palestinians, who cut off contact with the U.S.in the wa... [Full Article...]

The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham Republican senator Jeff Flake is among those who have taken issue with comments Mr Trump made. A day after the hearing, Trump had called Ford "a very credible witness" who provided "very compelling" testimony. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable". He reiterated his earlier claims Tuesday that nowadays you are "guilty until proven innocent", and stepped up his line of ... [Full Article...]

South Carolina Officer Killed, 6 Wounded In ‘Active Shooting’ Incident

South Carolina Officer Killed, 6 Wounded In ‘Active Shooting’ Incident City of Florence spokesman John Wukela told the Associated Press that Officer Terrence Carraway was fatally shot Wednesday. We are advising everyone to stay away from this area. The suspect kept firing, officers said. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster called the mayhem "devastating". West Florence High School was put under lockdown, with any practicing teams brought inside, abcnews4.com ... [Full Article...]

Legal procedure against Rosmah according to law, says Mahathir

Legal procedure against Rosmah according to law, says Mahathir The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was arrested yesterday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and spent the night in their headquarters in Putrajaya after three hours of questioning. Najib, 65, has denied any wrongdoing despite revelations that hundreds of millions of dollars ended up in his personal bank accounts. Judge Azura Alwi set the amount after hearin... [Full Article...]

Pompeo's 4th North Korean visit fuels optimism for denuclearization

Pompeo's trip at the weekend comes as the U.S. hopes to move forward in negotiations with the North, which has repeatedly complained the Trump administration has not reciprocated its good will. "We fell in love ", he said. Pompeo's last trip to North Korea, in July, did not go well. USA officials have said the sanctions will remain in place until North Korea has "fully" and "verifiably" denuc... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon Law enforcement officers had been responding to a request to investigate the property on September 7 from real estate agents attempting to sell the land, according to Oregon Live, a Portland, Oregon-based news organization. District Court in Medford, the AP reported. An X-ray showed a.410-gauge shotgun pellet lodged in the agent's left leg below the knee. He is now is in Arizona's Maricopa Cou... [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations There were four boys I remember specifically being there: Brett Kavanaugh , Mark Judge, a boy named P.J., and one other boy whose name I can not recall. Ms Mitchell wrote that in Dr Ford's previous accounts of the alleged incident - particularly in sessions with marriage and individual therapists in 2012 and 2013 - she struggled to identify Mr Kavanaugh as the assailant by name. [Full Article...]

Welcome to New Zealand. Now hand over your password or pay $5,000

Welcome to New Zealand. Now hand over your password or pay $5,000 New Zealand customs officials already had the legal power to seize and search cell phones and other digital devices, as do authorities in other countries, including the U.S . But New Zealand border officials said their law is the first to impose a penalty for refusing to comply, the Times reports. Mr Brown said officers would only ask someone to provide their personal passwords if they believ... [Full Article...]

Amid trade spat, U.S.-China military tensions soar

Amid trade spat, U.S.-China military tensions soar A sequence of United States Navy photos show the exact moment the USS Decatur, pictured left, maneuvers to avoid the Chinese warship, PRC 170, on the right. military ties and seriously harming regional peace and stability", China's defence ministry said . China opposed the USA warship's entry into the waters around the reefs, the Chinese defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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