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Kim and Moon visit sacred mountain as historic summit wraps up
- September 20, 2018

Moon is known for his love of mountain climbing and has trekked in the Himalayas at least twice. "I promised President Moon that I would visit Seoul in the near future". Kim Jong-un's decision to visit Seoul despite all the opposition hints at his willingness to take the inter-Korean relations a step further and that the visit may actually happen this time . (more...)
Theresa May Stands with Israel: Warns No Excuse for Anti-Semitism or Boycotts Theresa May Stands with Israel: Warns No Excuse for Anti-Semitism or Boycotts
- September 20, 2018

The Prime Minister said criticising the actions of Israel's government could never be an excuse for "hatred against the Jewish people". May referred to a recent poll in Britain's Jewish Chronicle, which found that nearly 40% of British Jews would seriously consider emigrating if Corbyn becomes prime minister. (more...)
Doc gets life term over murders using gas-filled yoga ball in HK Doc gets life term over murders using gas-filled yoga ball in HK
- September 20, 2018

Prosecutors said Khaw Kim-sun, a Malaysian national, left the inflatable ball in the boot of a auto where the gas leaked out and killed them in 2015. A jury made up of nine people unanimously found Khaw Kim Sun, 53, guilty of two counts of murder for the deaths of Ms Wong Siew Fing, 47, and Ms Lily Khaw Li Ling, 16, on May 22, 2015. (more...)
China Plans Broad Import Tax Cut as Soon as October
- September 20, 2018

The US announced on Monday that it would push ahead with tariffs on $200-billion in Chinese goods, on top of $50-billion already targeted. Along with the principle of national treatment, MFN is one of the cornerstones of WTO trade law. Trump had repeatedly slammed Chinese companies for alleged theft of USA intellectual property and accused Beijing of unfairly subsidizing them. Li stressed that Beijing wouldn't devalue the yuan to boost Chinese exports amid the trade war. (more...)
Showdown looms: Uganda police v Bobi Wine Showdown looms: Uganda police v Bobi Wine
- September 20, 2018

Bobi Wine is expected to touch the ground at Entebbe Airport at around 12:45 after spending nearly three weeks in America where he had gone to seek specialised medical treatment following the alleged torture by SFC soldiers. The singer, who won a national assembly seat a year ago, faces treason charges over his alleged role in an incident last month in which the president's convoy was pelted with stones. (more...)
Man films himself laughing as he mows down emus on outback road Man films himself laughing as he mows down emus on outback road
- September 20, 2018

Fabio Galleti found the sickening footage and posted it on Facebook . Melbourne man Harrison Hatzis, 19, was wrongly identified as the man seen in the vision, partly due to a photo on his Facebook next to an emu and his facial hair. "The RSPCA unequivocally condemns this type of behaviour, as it clearly shows a disregard for the lives of these vulnerable native animals, and raises grave concerns about this individual's capacity for such behaviour", the organisation said in a statement. (more...)
At least 2 dead in senior home shooting At least 2 dead in senior home shooting
- September 20, 2018

He is also suspected of attempting to kill his ex-wife earlier on Wednesday evening. Rogal had been last seen driving a 2002 silver Honda Odyssey with Pennsylvania plate ENN-3549, officials said. Bruce Rogal, 59, fled the scene after killing his parents Wednesday night and was considered armed and unsafe, said District Attorney Tom Hogan of Chester County. (more...)
Liberia mystery as 'banknotes worth $60m vanish' Liberia mystery as 'banknotes worth $60m vanish'
- September 20, 2018

Border posts have been informed that Charles Sirleaf, the deputy governor of the central bank, and Milton Weeks, the former governor of the bank, are among those barred from travelling overseas, the statement added. Mr Sirleaf and Mr Weeks have not yet commented. The current government led by President George Weah took over in January. It was assumed to be headed to the country's central bank before it disappeared. (more...)
FG Suspends Planned National Carrier, Nigeria Air FG Suspends Planned National Carrier, Nigeria Air
- September 20, 2018

But in a tweet on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated that the project had been suspended. "All commitments due will be honoured", he said. The Federal Government had announced the airline at the Farnborough Airshow in September, with operations expected to resume December. But President Muhammadu Buhari was adamant about launching a new airline for the country, a project he promised during campaign in 2015. (more...)
He raped her at gunpoint. Six years later, revenge He raped her at gunpoint. Six years later, revenge
- September 20, 2018

At that point, she didn't think much about what to do next. The woman, who has not been named, was attacked by White in August 2007 after she accepted a lift from him while walking to another station. But instead of driving her to her destination, White took her to an abandoned house, prosecutors said. During the assault, prosecutors said White threatened the victim: "Shut up that screaming [expletive] or I'll kill you". (more...)
Shark attacks 12-year-old girl near Australia's Great Barrier Reef Shark attacks 12-year-old girl near Australia's Great Barrier Reef
- September 20, 2018

It is understood the 12-year-old was on a boat at Cid Harbour with her father and sister. She was airlifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the same Whitsundays area in northeastern Australia, first responders said. (more...)
PM Imran Khan arrives in UAE on state visit PM Imran Khan arrives in UAE on state visit
- September 20, 2018

The Pakistan PM added that the two countries also need to pay close attention to resolve differences on Siachin and Sir Creek. Watch: Khan's letter is the first formal proposal by either side In his letter, diplomatic sources said, Khan has called for resumption of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue process which was launched in December 2015 but which couldn't take off because of the Pathankot airbase attack. (more...)
China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment
- September 20, 2018

Informed that they could not check in yet, they said they would wait in the lobby, but the police were later summoned, resulting in their removal from the hostel. and didn't believe that the tourists were sick as Zeng claimed. " Save me ", says his mother. The embassy also issued a warning to Chinese nationals, saying it was "highly concerned" about their safety and human rights in the Scandinavian country and that tourists should "strengthen security". (more...)
Chinese state media now considered foreign agents in U.S.
- September 20, 2018

The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that the Xinhua News Agency and CGTN, the global arm of state broadcaster CCTV, had been told in recent weeks to register as foreign agents amid growing scrutiny of efforts by overseas media organizations to influence USA public opinion. (more...)
Logan Circle stabbing: Female tech executive jogger dead Logan Circle stabbing: Female tech executive jogger dead
- September 20, 2018

The 35-year-old was three blocks away from her apartment when she was attacked by an unknown assailant. Facebook posts showed Martinez being an avid jogger along with images of her participating in past races. Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional. Martinez graduated from Georgetown in 2012, where she majored in Latin American Studies. (more...)
Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum
- September 20, 2018

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis , who arrived in Skopje on Monday, said on the eve of his arrival that "there is no doubt " that "Moscow has financed pro-Russian groups" to make sure that the referendum, to be held this month, fails. (more...)
Air Force must grow to face China and Russian Federation, officials say Air Force must grow to face China and Russian Federation, officials say
- September 20, 2018

The US Air Force desire to append more bombers, fighters, tankers and other firing line units by 2030 to encounter escalating threats from China and Russian Federation, high ranking officials said demarcating a manifesto for what the facility will require to battle and triumph subsequent squabbles. (more...)
Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina
- September 20, 2018

The Cape Fear River, the largest in the state, crested this morning at over 60 feet. Brock Long, the embattled FEMA administrator facing mounting questions about an investigation into his use of government vehicles, traveled to North Carolina this week and met with state officials. (more...)
Trump to Spain: Build a wall to keep out asylum seekers Trump to Spain: Build a wall to keep out asylum seekers
- September 20, 2018

President Trump campaigned on the promise of building a wall on our southern border and having Mexico pay for it . Borrell said that he did not support a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico and that Spanish diplomats had told Trump that the situation was considerably different in scale anyway. (more...)
Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
- September 20, 2018

He added: "I can only say this, he is such an outstanding man, very hard for me to imagine that anything happened". They also want more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford , hoping to avoid what they said would turn into a "he-said-she-said" moment. (more...)
May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands
- September 20, 2018

The economic secretary to the Treasury told Sky News' All Out Politics: "When we have a firm deal on the table, I suspect that those to the right of the party - the pro-Brexit wing - will be very concerned that if that deal does not prevail, they will end up in the situation where we could have a second referendum or we could end up not leaving the European Union altogether, so there is a danger of that happening if Chequers does not prevail". (more...)
Circus camel injures seven in Pittsburgh Circus camel injures seven in Pittsburgh
- September 20, 2018

Six children and one adult were hurt after a camel began bucking during Shrine Circus' intermission around 3:30 p.m.at PPG Paints Arena. The dramatic incident was over within 11 seconds, with the circus resuming shortly after as normal. Animal rights activists have objected to bringing the circus to town, saying they believe the animals are abused. Shrine Circus Chairman Paul Leavy told the Associated Press at the time that the new law meant that the circus would have to become ... (more...)
North Carolina Boy Asks Donald Trump for a Hug After Hurricane Florence
- September 20, 2018

Cars sit abandoned on a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Lillington, N.C. When Trump learned that the area around the lake was fine, he neglected to mention his golf club, but responded, "I love that area". "I was born & raised in #WrightsvilleBeach #NC - having lived thru many hurricanes, I know that beach communities can get complacent & not take storms seriously.Please, to everyone in my home state, PREPARE.This storm is SERIOUS.Remember, whenever u go, your pets ... (more...)
US ready to negotiate with N.Korea 'immediately': Pompeo US ready to negotiate with N.Korea 'immediately': Pompeo
- September 20, 2018

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program. (more...)
Russian Federation to study Israeli data related to downed plane Russian Federation to study Israeli data related to downed plane
- September 20, 2018

It expressed "sorrow" for the Russian deaths, but insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (surface-to-air missile) fire". Israel, for its part, denied any responsibility, instead blaming Syria's Assad regime for the incident. "And these will be steps that everyone will notice", Putin said. (more...)

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