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Abortion rights backers send Collins 3,000 coat hangers over Kavanaugh vote Abortion rights backers send Collins 3,000 coat hangers over Kavanaugh vote
- September 11, 2018

The hangers, which have been arriving at Collins' office since July, symbolize the risky techniques used in back-alley abortions that take place where abortions are not legal. "I always wait until after the hearings are complete before making a decision, and I'll do so in this case as well", she said. Activists have reportedly sent Collins more than 3,000 coat hangers , evoking back-alley abortions, in their efforts to persuade her to vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation. (more...)
Russian Federation launches its largest ever war games featuring 300,000 soldiers Russian Federation launches its largest ever war games featuring 300,000 soldiers
- September 11, 2018

Mongolia also has sent a military contingent. The military exercises come amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the west over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. "It´s not just about a sign or a message, but about a preparation for a real-life war of great magnitude", he said. The drills, which include the Chinese and Mongolian armies, have been condemned by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as a rehearsal for "large-scale ... (more...)
US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled
- September 11, 2018

Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11. According to RTE, the visit has been "postponed for scheduling reasons". A number of political parties - including Labour, the Green Party, and People Before Profit - had called for protests to coincide with the visit. "That's a longstanding tradition". (more...)
S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
- September 11, 2018

Cele, who took over from former police minister Fikile Mbalula in February, had attempted to clamp down on criminal activity in South Africa , especially violent crimes such as murders and hijackings. Sekhukhune reported a worrying trend in the form of multiple murders in areas such as the Western Cape where gang violence is rife. The majority of these were connected to gang-activities. (more...)
Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop
- September 11, 2018

His statement has been condemned by several priests and nuns who have been protesting against the accused Bishop. Poonjar MLA PC George on Saturday triggered a huge controversy after he made a derogatory remark against the nun who has accused a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church of allegedly raping her. (more...)
Dozens killed as bus plunges into valley in India Dozens killed as bus plunges into valley in India
- September 11, 2018

The bus carrying 80 people was returning from the famous Hindu temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy in the hilly southern state of Telangana when it skidded off the road. Among the dead was the driver, who lost both legs and died in hospital. My thoughts and solidarity with the bereaved families. "Shocked to learn about the bus accident", President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet. (more...)
People pay their respects on 9/11 anniversary People pay their respects on 9/11 anniversary
- September 11, 2018

Everyone on board was killed. In this september 11 , 2001 file photo, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike near Kearny, New Jersey, smoke billows from the twin towers of the World Trade Center in NY after airplanes flown by Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into both towers. (more...)
Trump responds to Strzok, Page texts on 'media leak strategy' Trump responds to Strzok, Page texts on 'media leak strategy'
- September 11, 2018

Then, two days later, Strzok reaches out to Page to congratulate her for planting two stories that were critical of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Sessions has held firm, putting out an extraordinary statement last month after Trump called on him to take control of the DOJ saying: "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". (more...)
London has threatened to punish the suspects in the poisoning Skrobala London has threatened to punish the suspects in the poisoning Skrobala
- September 11, 2018

Mr Javid stopped short of naming President Vladimir Putin as being behind the orders but said "we all know what's at the top of the Russian government". Calling the poisoning a "sickening and despicable" attack, Javid said it was "unequivocally, crystal-clear this was the act of the Russian state - two Russian nationals sent to Britain with the sole goal of carrying out a reckless assassination attempt". (more...)
Jailed ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, dies in London Jailed ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, dies in London
- September 11, 2018

Kulsoom had contested and won the NA-120 seat, a traditional bastion of Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), after it fell vacant due to her husband's disqualification. The newly-elected Khan, a former cricket hero who had campaigned against the Sharifs for his entire 22-year-long political career, sent his condolences Tuesday. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon
- September 11, 2018

Isaac, previously a tropical storm, strengthened into the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season on Sunday, the NHC said. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Cabo Verdo Islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava. The National Weather Center warned of unsafe rip currents in popular tourist areas like Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Florence may make landfall anywhere from New England to the Carolinas as soon as Thursday as a Category 3 or higher hurricane. (more...)
Woman shoots husband dead at Walmart in front of children Woman shoots husband dead at Walmart in front of children
- September 11, 2018

Kayla Coutee was charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting her husband. Police say Kayla Giles was meeting Thomas Coutee Jr to undertake a child custody exchange when she shot him once in the chest. Though they married in October 2014 and moved to Louisiana together, the couple separated in February 2018. A judge granted joint custody to Giles and Coutee in August. (more...)
Saudi Royal Family Member Claims Jewels Stolen at Paris Ritz Saudi Royal Family Member Claims Jewels Stolen at Paris Ritz
- September 11, 2018

A spokesman for the Ritz declined to comment on the latest incident. The person - who local media says is a Saudi princess - said the theft happened on Friday afternoon. All the missing items were eventually recovered. In December 2016, reality-TV queen Kim Kardashian was the victim of a robbery in a hotel located about a 10-minute walk from the Ritz, in which millions of dollars worth of her jewelry were stolen. (more...)
'Don't use birth control,' Tanzania's President tells women in the country 'Don't use birth control,' Tanzania's President tells women in the country
- September 11, 2018

Tanzanian president, John Magufuli , on Sunday, declared his opposition to birth control, telling Tanzanians to continue reproducing. In addition to Tanzania's high birth rate of more than five children per woman, almost 50 percent of its 53 million people live on less than $2 a day. (more...)
Three teens shot at Chicago school Three teens shot at Chicago school
- September 11, 2018

Chatham Academy is located at 9034 South Langley. Officials said the victims were not the intended targets. An 18-year-old was shot in the right arm and left armpit and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition. (more...)
FT: UK Conservative eurosceptics fail to agree Brexit plan B FT: UK Conservative eurosceptics fail to agree Brexit plan B
- September 11, 2018

Meanwhile, Theresa May has been warned she faces a mass Tory rebellion if she persists with her Chequers plan. May is under attack from members of her own party over her proposals for a separate declaration on how trade would work in future after a 21-month status-quo transition period. (more...)
32% Are Proud To Have Trump As President 32% Are Proud To Have Trump As President
- September 11, 2018

But new polls indicate Trump may now be settling into an approval trough. Conway has frequently criticized Trump throughout his presidency, and retweeted last week's anonymous New York Times op-ed warning that Trump is a unsafe and amoral leader. (more...)
Nigerian gas tanker explosion kills at least 35 Nigerian gas tanker explosion kills at least 35
- September 11, 2018

Senator Bukola Saraki who was in the state in furtherance to his consultations to pick the People's Democratic Party ( PDP ) presidential ticket for the 2019 presidential election also condoled with the government and people of Nasarawa state. (more...)
Westminster atrocity tore lives apart in 82 seconds, inquest hears Westminster atrocity tore lives apart in 82 seconds, inquest hears
- September 11, 2018

A one-minute silence was held at the beginning of the inquest in memory of the victims of the attack. Some families of the victims were present at London's Old Bailey to watch the footage and pay tribute to the victims. She died just over two weeks later. Four innocent bystanders died: Kurt Cochran, 54, an American tourist who died saving his wife's life; Leslie Rhodes, 75, a retired window cleaner on his way back from a hospital appointment; Ayshe Frade, 44, a mother-of-two who worked ... (more...)
7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack
- September 11, 2018

The suspect is believed to be an Afghan national and has been arrested, said a source close to the inquiry. He is now being questioned by police, according to local TV news channel, France 3 TV. Seven people have been injured in a knife attack in Paris on Sunday night . Official sources said the attacker was a French citizen born in the Chechnya region of Russian Federation in 1997... (more...)
Saudi arrests man over breakfast video with woman Saudi arrests man over breakfast video with woman
- September 11, 2018

The rules are particularly strict in restaurants, where women may need to remove the full-face veil with most eateries divided in two sections: one for families - where women are allowed - and one for men dining alone. A man and woman share food in Saudi Arabia in a video posted online. Many Saudis on social media were highly critical of both the man and the woman, with the majority of people wondering why the man was punished instead of the woman. (more...)
U.S. announces closure of Palestinian mission in DC U.S. announces closure of Palestinian mission in DC
- September 11, 2018

The State Department said the Palestinians had refused to engage with either the United States or Israel and of rejecting outright a still unseen USA peace plan. "These people have chose to stand on the wrong side of history by protecting war criminals and destroying the two-state solution", responded Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. (more...)
Bachelet takes on China, US and Saudis Bachelet takes on China, US and Saudis
- September 11, 2018

China has rejected the allegations of internment camps and accused "external factors" of causing turbulence in the restive region. She also told the U.N. She also criticized the government's announcement last week that it would withdraw from a court agreement to limit the detention of migrant children to 20 days. (more...)
Egypt court sends 75 to death over 2013 protest Egypt court sends 75 to death over 2013 protest
- September 11, 2018

The mass trial relates to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo's Rabaa Square that was broken up by the security forces. The same court that handed Shawkan a five year term on Saturday also confirmed death sentences initially issued in July against 75 defendants, including leaders of Morsi's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Was 'Enthusiastic' About President Trump-Putin Meeting, Former Aide Says Jeff Sessions Was 'Enthusiastic' About President Trump-Putin Meeting, Former Aide Says
- September 11, 2018

Papadopoulos testified that he did not tell any Trump campaign officials about his meetings with Mifsud or the stolen emails. Later, three sources who attended the meeting told Reuters that, in the publication's words, "Sessions had expressed no objections to Papadopoulos' idea". (more...)

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