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Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid

Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid He said the countries of la Francophonie have "different levels of democracy and different levels of success in the defence of their citizens' rights". By virtue of its demographic explosion, of Africa, a continent on which are 27 of the 54 members of the OIF, having the right to vote, will represent 85% of francophones in 2050, out of a total of 700 million, compared to 274 today, according to ... [Full Article...]

STORM WARNING: Hurricane Leslie heading towards Madeira, Portugal and Spain

STORM WARNING: Hurricane Leslie heading towards Madeira, Portugal and Spain In another scenario, it could take a more southeasterly direction as a tropical storm with winds of up to force 10-11 and mountainous seas, entering the zone north of the Canary Islands on Monday as a post-tropical cyclone with winds up to force 8-9 and rough seas. [Full Article...]

Violent snowstorm kills climbers on Nepal's Mount Gurja

Violent snowstorm kills climbers on Nepal's Mount Gurja A fifth South Korean climber was initially reported missing, but officials have now confirmed that he was at the camp when the deadly storm hit the area on Friday and is believed to have also perished. Friday's storm was the deadliest incident in Nepal's mountaineering industry since 18 people were killed at Mount Everest base camp in 2015 in an avalanche triggered by a powerful natural disaster. [Full Article...]

Coveney: Time-limited backstop is deal breaker

Coveney: Time-limited backstop is deal breaker The DUP has predicted "developments" in the government's Brexit position this weekend, after the party threatened to withdraw support for Theresa May if she caves in to Brussel's demands for a border in the Irish Sea. Juncker said that the EU Commission and member states were preparing for a potential "no deal" scenario that would see Britain crash out of the EU next March without legal agreemen... [Full Article...]

Religious freedom review by year's end: PM

Religious freedom review by year's end: PM Commonwealth laws also contain some provisions to permit faith-based schools this discretion. Morrison said the report has not been considered by the Cabinet, but would be released "in due course". Mr Hawke said people of faith in Australia were under attack. "It's a constant pressure from the left of society on people of faith". The review was ordered after same-sex marriage became legal in... [Full Article...]

Remains of 11 babies found in ceiling of shuttered funeral home

Remains of 11 babies found in ceiling of shuttered funeral home Who wrote the anonymous letter? I don't know how long that's been going on there... it's very unfortunate and they definitely need to find out who put them there'. Police said they have identified some of the corpses and are attempting to contact family members. 'Flat out disgusted, I can only tell them the truth, ' Cantrell said in April about customers who were unaware. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation Cardinal Wuerl asked the priests "for prayers for me, for forgiveness for my errors in judgment, for my inadequacies and also for your acceptance of my contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness". [Full Article...]

IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack

IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack The Palestinians want to establish an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem - territories that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. The majority were killed during border demonstrations, though others have died in airstrikes and tank shelling. Palestinian protesters demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland. [Full Article...]

Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end The 7.5-magnitude quake and wall of water that tore through the city on Sulawesi island on September 28 killed more than 2,000 and left thousands more missing, presumed dead. It shook buildings for several seconds on nearby Bali with some residents briefly leaving their homes in the island's capital Denpasar. Local rescue efforts to recover the bodies of victims from the quake and tsunami that d... [Full Article...]

On 18 New Countries In UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley's Critique

On 18 New Countries In UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley's Critique The group cited the administration's drug war, citing more than 12,000 suspected drug dealers have been killed in anti-drug operations - a huge jump from the government data showing 4,000 have been neutralized - as well as the attacks on human rights defenders. [Full Article...]

VISION? Mike Bloomberg Re-Registers as a DEMOCRAT

VISION? Mike Bloomberg Re-Registers as a DEMOCRAT He served three terms as New York City mayor and has variously been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent. The former New York City mayor re-registered as a Democrat Wednesday, sharing the news to Instagram amid rumors he's planning to launch a 2020 presidential bid . [Full Article...]

Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in broad daylight in Tanzania

Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in broad daylight in Tanzania Two of the men are believed to be white foreign nationals. Mohammed Dewji , owner and president of the multibillion-dollar revenue Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd (MeTL Group), was abducted after he arrived for a morning workout at a luxury hotel in the country's commercial capital. [Full Article...]

Earthquake Kills Three In Indonesia; Tsunami Warning In Papua New Guinea

Earthquake Kills Three In Indonesia; Tsunami Warning In Papua New Guinea Geological Survey. The original quake's center was recorded around 77 miles east of Kimbe , a town in New Britain, Papua New Guinea , which has a population of just over 27,000. A magnitude 6.0 quake has struck just off the coast of Indonesia , a country reeling from an natural disaster and tsunami last month that killed more than 2000 people. [Full Article...]

Talk to DUP over Brexit threat, Coveney is urged

Talk to DUP over Brexit threat, Coveney is urged Doubts over whether the fraught issue of European Union checks on goods entering Northern Ireland can be overcome remains, and that is stopping some traders from unwinding their short bets on the currency. However, she declined to say whether any end date could be included in the agreement, the final details of which are being decided in Brussels over the weekend. [Full Article...]

Pope says the Devil is to blame for the church scandals

Pope says the Devil is to blame for the church scandals Pope Francis greets Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, before a private audience September 13 at the Vatican. The Vatican said that Pope Francis has made a decision to combine the information from that investigation "with a further thorough study of the entire documentation present in the Archives of the Dicasteries and Offices of the Holy See regar... [Full Article...]

Status Orange weather warning for Galway to remain in place until 5pm

Status Orange weather warning for Galway to remain in place until 5pm A Northern Ireland hotel has also been badly damaged by Storm Callum. Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders, said; "Strong winds at this time of year can increase the rate of leaf fall which can potentially block drains or culverts and, with the heavy rainfall expected over Friday and Saturday, could well heighten the potential for flooding ". [Full Article...]

Air India 737 makes emergency landing after hitting wall on takeoff

Air India 737 makes emergency landing after hitting wall on takeoff While the extent of damage to the Boeing's wheels is not known, a portion of the almost five foot compound wall at the Tiruchirappalli Airport was damaged, an airport official told IANS. "The plane might have overshot the runway", an official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation told media. However, they were asked to divert to Mumbai anyway as a precaution, NDTV reported. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Titli kills five in eastern India, leaves thousands without power

Cyclone Titli kills five in eastern India, leaves thousands without power The India Meteorological Department ( IMD ) rated Titli as a "very severe cyclonic storm" that could pack gusts of up to 165 kph by the time it makes landfall early on Thursday. Titli would start changing its track during the afternoon hours, which would then track northeastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha. [Full Article...]

Gates requested manipulation plans from Israeli firm

Gates requested manipulation plans from Israeli firm There is no evidence Trump's campaign acted on any of the proposals by Psy-Group, a company staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives, the Times reports, citing interviews and copies of the proposals the paper obtained. Psy-Group's owner, Joel Zamel, did meet in August 2016 with Donald Trump Jr., Trump's eldest son. The Trump campaign was already employing "embeds" from social media c... [Full Article...]

US charges Chinese 'spy' with trying to steal aviation secrets

US charges Chinese 'spy' with trying to steal aviation secrets One of the companies allegedly targeted by Xu was GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric Co. "But we can not tolerate a nation stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower". The ministry of state security is China's intelligence and security agency, responsible for counterintelligence, foreign intelligence and political security. [Full Article...]


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