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Founder of militant Haqqani network dies in Afghanistan, Taliban says

Founder of militant Haqqani network dies in Afghanistan, Taliban says Haqqani was hailed by the late US congressman Charlie Wilson as "goodness personified". Haqqani founded the network in the 1970s but relinquished operational leadership of the group some years ago to his son Sirajuddin Haqqani. Rumours about Haqqani's death have circulated for years. He set up his own front in the region and called it the Haqqani Network, even while still considering himself a m... [Full Article...]

Fighter jets fly over John McCain burial

Fighter jets fly over John McCain burial Mr McCain was buried next to his classmate and friend, Admiral Chuck Larson, who reserved four plots in the idyllic cemetery for the pair and their wives before his death in 2014. Capitol Friday, and many of his congressional peers honored him at services. "In one epic life was written the courage and greatness of our country". [Full Article...]

North, South Korea To Hold Summit On September 18-20: Seoul

North, South Korea To Hold Summit On September 18-20: Seoul Kim is also said to have stressed that his trust in US President Donald Trump remained unchanged, and that he had never negatively assessed the US president. The South Korean envoy's visit to Pyongyang came amid a deadlock on the North's atomic weapons, with USA efforts to dismantle the arsenal stalled for weeks. [Full Article...]

All eyes on Supreme Court ahead of judgment on Section 377 today

All eyes on Supreme Court ahead of judgment on Section 377 today The judgment was given by a divisional bench of Justice G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhya. The lone lady judge on the Bench, Justice Indu Malhotra had said that homosexuality is only a variation and not an aberration. The justices penned down four separate but concurring judgments - one by Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Khanwilkar, and one each by the other three judges. [Full Article...]

Japan rocked by 2 earthquakes after typhoon

Japan rocked by 2 earthquakes after typhoon Both JMA and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no threat of a tsunami from Thursday's natural disaster. It was followed by smaller aftershocks. "The government will work in unison towards reconstruction while giving the top priority to saving human lives", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. [Full Article...]

Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib ZlotoNews

Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib ZlotoNews Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah have provided crucial military support to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war. Earlier, Trump tweeted that in his opinion an attack on Idlib might result in hundreds of thousands of fatalities and it would be a major humanitarian mistake . [Full Article...]

Duterte apologises for abusing Obama, calls Trump 'good friend'

Duterte apologises for abusing Obama, calls Trump 'good friend' Duterte is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and attend an event of the Filipino community in Israel during his three-day visit that begins Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte has been called an admirer of Adolf Hitler and an unwanted guest, among other things, by a top Israeli newspaper. The Philippines and Israel are planning an agr... [Full Article...]

Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’

Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’ Syrian army troopers, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have recently made major territorial gains in battles against Daesh and other foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups, nearly capturing the entire southern part of the country after securing the capital Damascus and other key areas. [Full Article...]

Bill Kelly: Woodward’s new book exposes Trump incompetence

There's a lot to go over-too much to include here without plagiarizing WaPo-but the "too long, didn't read" (tl;dr) of what we know is that what we know is sure to make President Mad Online, well, mad online. The administration found in Woodward's book is one racked with anxiety over the president's erratic behaviors, where everyone is a potential target of Trump's belittlement. [Full Article...]

Ten-term male Democrat falls to progressive black woman in MA primary

Ten-term male Democrat falls to progressive black woman in MA primary Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was poised on Tuesday to become Massachusetts' first black congresswoman after scoring an upset win over a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic contest to represent the liberal city in the U.S. The result of this race isn't likely to change many votes in Congress - Capuano's record checked almost every box for a progressive Democrat - but it does change r... [Full Article...]

Egyptian man outside US Embassy in Cairo is accused of botched attack

Egyptian man outside US Embassy in Cairo is accused of botched attack The heavily fortified USA embassy is near numerous other diplomatic missions in the Egyptian capital. The concrete blast barriers where the incident happened encircle the U.S. Citizens should not come to the Embassy at this time". Authorities say the suspect embraced an "extremist ideology" and meant to carry out a hostile attack on the USA embassy in Cairo. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn tried to permit calling Israel inherently racist

Jeremy Corbyn tried to permit calling Israel inherently racist Susan Dalgety, who was deputy leader of the ruling Labour group at the City Chambers for two years and went on to be chief press officer to First Minister Jack McConnell, said the party had been a huge part of her life since she joined it in 1980. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom names and charges two Russian men for nerve agent attack

United Kingdom names and charges two Russian men for nerve agent attack Scotland Yard on Wednesday said there was "sufficient evidence" to charge two Russian nationals for the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this year. Police say they believe the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was smuggled to Britain in a counterfeit Nina Ricci perfume bottle and appl... [Full Article...]

US service member killed, another wounded in Afghanistan

US service member killed, another wounded in Afghanistan Afghan security force fatalities are routinely higher. In July, an insider attack in southern Afghanistan led to the death of Army Cpl. Miller took over Sunday from Gen. "We believe that the best way to get there is to ensure Taliban recognizes they can't win on the battlefield, they must negotiate". "We should not wait for Pakistan, Iran, Russia or America to bring peace to Afghanistan". [Full Article...]

Judge Nap: Trump's Criticism of Sessions Provides 'Fodder' for Mueller, Never Trumpers

Judge Nap: Trump's Criticism of Sessions Provides 'Fodder' for Mueller, Never Trumpers The president cited what he called "Obama era investigations" just before midterm elections and that "two easy wins now in doubt". Later in August Representative Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted for allegedly using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses. [Full Article...]

GMB boss calls for referendum on European Union deal ZlotoNews

GMB boss calls for referendum on European Union deal ZlotoNews Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019 but has yet to secure an exit agreement to define future relations with Brussels and manage the economic impact of ending over four decades of integration with the world's largest trading bloc. [Full Article...]

'Worst Typhoon in 25 Years' Hits Japan

'Worst Typhoon in 25 Years' Hits Japan Japan issued evacuation orders for more than one million people as powerful wind and rain ploughed into the country's west on Tuesday, killing at least eight people. The last "very strong" typhoon that made landfall in Japan was in 1993, Kyodo News reports . Hundreds of flights were cancelled as the storm swept towards Japan threatening to cause massive damage. [Full Article...]

One dead in Kolkata's Majherhat bridge collapse; 31 admitted to hospital

One dead in Kolkata's Majherhat bridge collapse; 31 admitted to hospital Kolkata , September 4: In a tragic incident, a portion of Majerhat bridge in Kolkata has collapsed. The number of people affected could increase as government sources feared several were trapped underneath debris. "What I realised was that a block of the bridge which is above a slum caved in ". Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in Darjeeling, had in a press briefing said that there w... [Full Article...]

Japan braces for "very strong" typhoon

Japan braces for After making landfall somewhere on the main island of Shikoku or Kii Peninsula on Tuesday, the typhoon is expected to pass over the Sea of Japan, the agency said, adding that it will likely weaken to an extratropical cyclone there. While Tokyo will be spared the worst of the storm, authorities have warned of very strong winds and heavy rain even in the capital. The JMA said strong winds of up ... [Full Article...]

Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general He added: "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time ". Rep. Duncan Hunter , R-California, and Rep. Chris Collins , R-New York, were indicted within two weeks of each other last month on unrelated charges. While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took a ye... [Full Article...]


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