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Trump cuts refugee admissions for 2019 Trump cuts refugee admissions for 2019
- September 18, 2018

However, only a fraction of that number were actually allowed in. The lower admittance numbers reflect the Trump administration's opposition to accepting refugees and other immigrants into the U.S. Over the past decade, the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. has fluctuated from a low of 48,282 in 2007 to a high of 84,995 in 2016. He claimed: "These expansive figures continue the United States' longstanding record as the most generous nation in the world when it comes to ... (more...)
South Korea president leaves for North Korea South Korea president leaves for North Korea
- September 18, 2018

Speaking later Monday, Moon was quoted as saying at a weekly meeting with top aides that he would seek a lasting agreement with the North. "What I want to achieve is peace. "North Korea talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the president said. "Expectations should remain focused on the inter-Korea relationship and some of the items within Moon's control in this regard - including a likely pledge to increase the frequency of high-level diplomacy and communication on ... (more...)
Syria mistakenly downs Russian plane as it repels alleged Israeli strike
- September 18, 2018

An unidentified military official was quoted as saying Syrian air defences intercepted some missiles heading for the provincial capital of Latakia from the sea. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that some 140 Iranians and their allies have been killed in suspected Israeli air strikes over the last five months. (more...)
Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested for Killing Four Sex Workers
- September 18, 2018

Authorities are calling him a serial killer. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said Saturday that investigators "consider this to be a serial killer" whose victims were believed to be prostitutes. Ramirez, 29, was his first victim, police say. On Thursday, Ortiz picked up another woman - 42-year-old Claudine Ann Luera - and drove her outside of Laredo. (more...)
United States revokes residency of PLO delegation head United States revokes residency of PLO delegation head
- September 18, 2018

Ambassador Husam Zomlot said his family, including his two young children, had left the U.S. after they were informed that their visas, which were due to expire in 2020 were no longer valid. "By endorsing the most extreme Israeli narrative on all issues including the rights of more than five million Palestinian refugees, the U.S. administration has lost its status as peacemaker and is damaging not only an already volatile situation but the prospects for future peace in the Middle East", ... (more...)
Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify. Kavanaugh: I'm Willing To Testify, Too Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify. Kavanaugh: I'm Willing To Testify, Too
- September 18, 2018

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, says the allegation against him is "completely false". "Her recollection of these events is crystal clear", Ford's attorney Lisa Banks told Morning Edition . "Many of us are survivors ourselves". The allegation against Kavanaugh first came to light late last week in the form of a letter that had been for some time in the possession of Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and one of its four female members. (more...)
62 luxury cars worth Dh5.3m sold in Pakistan PM house auction 62 luxury cars worth Dh5.3m sold in Pakistan PM house auction
- September 18, 2018

As part of the austerity drive initiated by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government on Monday sold 61 out of 102 luxurious cars including bulletproof vehicles parked at the Prime Minister House. The people of this deprived class can't get jobs without ID cards and passports, so our government has chose to issue them computerised national identity cards and passports, Khan said according to Samaa TV. (more...)
Jason Van Dyke Trial Set To Begin Monday Jason Van Dyke Trial Set To Begin Monday
- September 18, 2018

Prosecutors showed the video 15 minutes into opening statements Monday in the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke . Jason Van Dyke's defense attorney was trying to paint a picture of Laquan McDonald as an aggressor who wanted a confrontation with police, according to reporters in the court room. (more...)
Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked
- September 18, 2018

The committee's chairman, Iowa Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford. " I thought he might inadvertently kill me ", Ford, now 51, told the Post . Martha McKenna, a Democratic strategist from Maryland, said by phone that the Kavanaugh allegations are "just another layer to an already highly motivated electorate". (more...)
FEMA administrator questions Puerto Rico death toll study FEMA administrator questions Puerto Rico death toll study
- September 17, 2018

Initially, Long attempted to deflect, claiming the president was "taken out of context" when he said there were no lessons to learn from the response in Puerto Rico and blamed the local government and the private sector for the botched response. (more...)
Infant boy among latest killed by Hurricane Florence Infant boy among latest killed by Hurricane Florence
- September 17, 2018

Central and western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia likely face another 5 to 10 inches of rain; southern North Carolina and northern SC face 4 to 6 inches with 8 inches in some areas; and 2 to 4 inches with isolated areas seeing 6 inches in west-central Virginia. (more...)
USA calls United Nations meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions made by Russian Federation USA calls United Nations meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions made by Russian Federation
- September 17, 2018

Mission read. The United States is accusing Russian Federation of "cheating" and undermining U.N. sanctions against North Korea. The Security Council, led by the USA, ramped up sanctions on North Korea past year amid the rogue nation's nuclear tests, imposing sanctions on exports from oil to seafood. (more...)
Russia, Turkey agree to demilitarised zone around Idlib Russia, Turkey agree to demilitarised zone around Idlib
- September 17, 2018

Turkey however backs opposition fighters seeking the ouster of the Syrian leader, and has said a large-scale offensive against the rebels could trigger a mass exodus towards its border. Russian and Syrian air strikes, artillery fire and barrel bomb attacks have killed more than 30 civilians across the province in the past month, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
Russian Federation claims fresh 'proof' Ukraine downed flight MH17 Russian Federation claims fresh 'proof' Ukraine downed flight MH17
- September 17, 2018

Pro-Russia news portal RT.com reported the missile was manufactured in 1986, after an global team of investigators led by the Netherlands discovered two serial numbers on the fragments of a rocket, marking the projectile's engine and nozzle. (more...)
King’s Plaza Mall in Brooklyn Catches on Fire King’s Plaza Mall in Brooklyn Catches on Fire
- September 17, 2018

Reports say more than two floors of the building are now on fire, witht the entire complex evacuated. The 18 firefighters and three other people suffered injuries that were not life threatening, officials said. There is no immediate report on whether anyone is injured or if the blaze is considered suspicious. The mall said on Twitter patrons should avoid the area. (more...)
Trump Has ‘Poisoned Palestinian-American Relations’ Trump Has ‘Poisoned Palestinian-American Relations’
- September 17, 2018

Last week, the U.S. had cancelled $20 million in aid to Palestinian hospitals of occupied East Jerusalem , weeks after its decision to cut all funding to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA). "So, it will not announce the deal publically, but will work on achieving its goals on the ground", the expert told Xinhua. Both the Israeli Prime Minister and the PLO leader received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East but ... (more...)
Russian Orthodox Church mulls strategy on Ukraine Russian Orthodox Church mulls strategy on Ukraine
- September 17, 2018

The decision does not mean that the two churches are completely severing ties, Hilarion told journalists, adding that the decision refers only to the Moscow Patriarchate's participation in the work of some inter-church organizations. Meanwhile, it has taken Ukrainian churches from the Russian Orthodox Church by force with the help of local nationalists. The Moscow Patriarchate still has a large following in Ukraine. (more...)
Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas
- September 17, 2018

Forecasters fear the worst is yet to come as officials have confirmed five people have died, including a mother and child who were killed after a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday night. The National Hurricane Center said as much as 40in (102cm) was expected on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and part of northeastern SC. At that speed, Florence is creeping along at about the same rate as a rat walks . (more...)
Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser reveals identity and details allegations
- September 17, 2018

Senate Democrats, including New York Sen. In an interview with the Washington Post , Christine Blasey Ford , a professor in California, said that as a high school student in suburban Maryland decades earlier. I'm sorry for what she endured as a teenager. After Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court , Ford wrote to her congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo , which was then forwarded to Senator Dianne Feinstein . (more...)
Trump's fear of 'secret Democrat' Trump's fear of 'secret Democrat'
- September 17, 2018

The officials claimed that the president is frustrated by the fact that Mattis has frequently been described as the Trump administration's "adult in the room". But Mr Trump and Mr Mattis are now at odds on policy. Mattis has declined multiple requests by the White House to appear on "Fox & Friends" to praise Trump's agenda, and he hasn't done many public, on-the-record interviews. (more...)
Reporter rescues dog from Florence flooding Reporter rescues dog from Florence flooding
- September 17, 2018

I have no choice, ' Tasha responded. WTVD reporter Julie Wilson was out in the storm when floodwaters were inundating homes in New Bern, North Carolina, on Friday, reporting live as locals rushed to rescue residents. 'Nobody is leaving the dog in this mess. And quite frankly, [the woman] was just going to get hurt because she wasn't going to be able to lift that dog. (more...)
Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Agreement in Saudi Arabia Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Agreement in Saudi Arabia
- September 17, 2018

The UN chief also noted the peace agreement between the President and his former Vice President in South Sudan, that was signed on Thursday - in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa - as another indicator of real diplomatic movement across the Horn of Africa and its borders. (more...)
Chinese official: China educating, not mistreating, Muslims:The Asahi Shimbun Chinese official: China educating, not mistreating, Muslims:The Asahi Shimbun
- September 17, 2018

As the reports, videos and interviews about Uighur Muslims being captivated in internment camps poured in as the major crackdown in Xinjiang continues, the Chinese official has declined all such claims with saying that some Muslims are being educated in the camps rather than mistreating as China vows to battle the religious extremism. (more...)
FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system FEMA to test 'Presidential Alert' system
- September 17, 2018

It is part of a nationwide test by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of Wireless Emergency Alerts systems to assess its effectiveness. Wireless Emergency Alerts do not require users to "opt-in", and most mobile phones in use today can receive the 90-character text-like messages. (more...)
Five men sought after 'sickening' attack on traffic warden Five men sought after 'sickening' attack on traffic warden
- September 17, 2018

Police said "sickening violence" was used in the attack which took place in Alum Rock, Birmingham, on Friday afternoon. BUG MIR tweeted: "A motorcyclist has been badly attacked by a gang of bike thieves and his motorcycle stolen". I might perhaps speed them to take into tale their judgment of right and incorrect and produce the actual thing and give us the names.":: "Someone with data can contact us by capacity of Are residing Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to uninteresting ... (more...)

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