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Election Commission denies Dhinakaran's extra time for filing affidavits Election Commission denies Dhinakaran's extra time for filing affidavits
- September 30, 2017

This followed after the party's merged factions under E Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam declared late chief minister J Jayalalithaa as AIADMK's permanent general secretary and annulled the appointment of VK Sasikala as interim general secretary. (more...)
Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but USA senator says response inadequate Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but USA senator says response inadequate
- September 30, 2017

He did not name the countries where the Kremlin was concerned Russian media that was coming under pressure but, earlier this week, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Washington of putting unwarranted pressure on the USA operations of Kremlin-backed media outlet RT, and warned that Moscow could take tit-for-tat measures. (more...)
United Nations agrees on war crimes investigators for Yemen United Nations agrees on war crimes investigators for Yemen
- September 30, 2017

The Dutch draft resolution had found backing from European and other countries. The resolution was passed today by consensus, after intensive negotiations. A Saudi-led coalition entered the Yemen war against Houthi rebels in March 2015. The experts are to report to the council in a year. The conflict has killed at least 10,000 people and wounded almost 49,000 others, according to the World Health Organization. (more...)
Restrictions in Srinagar in view of 8th day of Muharram Restrictions in Srinagar in view of 8th day of Muharram
- September 30, 2017

Cellphone services were restored in Karachi and other parts of Sindh on Friday at around 8.30pm, after remaining suspended for several hours. According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, the services will be suspended on Saturday and Sunday as well. (more...)
NY paramedic flies food, supplies to Puerto Rico NY paramedic flies food, supplies to Puerto Rico
- September 30, 2017

Charlie Baker said in a statement. "If they are panicked or they see despair setting in or they think the relief efforts are either wanting or inadequate, then I think you'll see people starting to leave and NY would be a logical location and destination for them", Cuom said, "and if that happens, we'll handle it when it comes". (more...)
Minnesotans urged to support relief for Puerto Rico Minnesotans urged to support relief for Puerto Rico
- September 30, 2017

Photo Houses sitting in floodwaters on Thursday in Puerto Rico. The roads are blocked, and there are long lines for food, water and fuel, he says. The agency's Office of Emergency Management also will send support equipment and members of its staff to provide assistance. (more...)
Azealia Banks 'cried' when Nicki Minaj accepted her apology Azealia Banks 'cried' when Nicki Minaj accepted her apology
- September 30, 2017

The two rappers both went to the same LaGuardia High School in NY but have feuded for years. Banks was offered the chance to join Minaj on tour in 2012, but turned down the offer to finish her debut album, "Broke With Expensive Taste". (more...)
2 north Georgia police officers shot, 1 suspect at large 2 north Georgia police officers shot, 1 suspect at large
- September 30, 2017

Detective Kristen Hearne, 29, was killed in the shooting, which was described as "more or less an ambush" by Polk County Police officials at a press conference on Friday. No other details were immediately available Friday afternoon. "It's not common for an investigator to wear a vest all day at work", Dodd said. The surviving officer has been identified as David Goodrich. (more...)
U.S. 'will not rest' until Puerto Ricans are safe U.S. 'will not rest' until Puerto Ricans are safe
- September 30, 2017

Mesta said once the Comfort arrives at the island, the crew will be ready to support whatever they encounter, and that they are eager to assist those in need. until the 24th as a result of Hurricane Maria, as well as unlimited data should their plan not include it. Republican Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., said Trump's short-term waiver was not enough. (more...)
Local crews go on rescue mission to Puerto Rico Local crews go on rescue mission to Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

At the University of Puerto Rico's main campus , Río Piedras, damage varied from lost walls and roofs on some buildings to largely unscathed chemistry facilities, says chemistry department chair Néstor Carballeira. Store shelves are bare as residents struggle to find food and especially water in the aftermath of the storm. At least 60 people have been arrested for violating the overnight curfew ordered by Gov. (more...)
Puerto Rico aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers Puerto Rico aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers
- September 29, 2017

People wait in line for gas in Aibonito, Puerto Rico on Monday. Governor Ricardo Rossello has called the island's devastation unprecedented. If the airport, the shipping ports and the roads are all damaged, she says the whole emergency response effort is going to slow down. (more...)
In Saudi Arabia, a win for women In Saudi Arabia, a win for women
- September 29, 2017

Between the harassment law and a plan to retrain police officers, it appears Saudi Arabia is making an attempt to limit the chances of any ugly behavior on the roads. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that still bans women from driving . Women's rights activists since the 1990s have been pushing for the right to drive, saying it represents their larger struggle for equal rights under the law. (more...)
Emotional reunions follow Puerto Rico flights Emotional reunions follow Puerto Rico flights
- September 29, 2017

On Tuesday, San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz went on CBS News and made an emotional call for FEMA to cut the red tape and start distributing supplies to people in need. On Twitter on Thursday night, Trump suggested the media wasn't giving his administration a fair shake, writing, "Wish press would treat fairly". "I am very satisfied", Duke said. (more...)
Rocks Crash Through Sunroof; Florida Man Injured In Yosemite Slide Rocks Crash Through Sunroof; Florida Man Injured In Yosemite Slide
- September 29, 2017

Park officials identified the man as Jim Evans. A day after one climber was killed and another injured, a larger rockfall has hurt someone in the same place in California's Yosemite National Park . "Rockfalls are a common occurrence in Yosemite Valley and the park records about 80 rockfalls per year; though many more rockfalls go unreported". Larger rockfall on El Capitan today, with one injury. (more...)
Trump Offers Trump Offers "Biggest Tax Cuts in History"
- September 29, 2017

One important distinction to understand is the difference between corporations , which the new tax plan will tax at 20 percent, and the aforementioned small businesses and S corporations . The committees will determine these rules. Opposition Democrats have denounced the plan as a massive tax giveaway to the rich. In a sweeping overhaul, House GOP lawmakers worked with the president to unveil an ambitious tax plan with almost $6 trillion in cuts by most estimates. (more...)
Military action in Korea will lead to Military action in Korea will lead to "catastrophic consequences": Moscow
- September 29, 2017

Oleg Burmistrov, Russia's ambassador-at-large, met Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American Department of North Korea's Foreign Ministry in the Russian capital on Friday, TASS reported. Speaking in India, US defence secretary James Mattis stressed that the US wants to resolve the escalating nuclear crisis with North Korea diplomatically. (more...)
Top Chicken Supplier 'Fiddles Food Safety Dates' Investigation Finds Top Chicken Supplier 'Fiddles Food Safety Dates' Investigation Finds
- September 29, 2017

The UK's largest chicken supplier 2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of altering the use by dates of their products to extend shelf life and endangering customers of the country's biggest grocers. In a statement, the company said: "We have not been given the time or the detailed evidence to conduct any thorough investigations to establish the facts, which makes a fulsome response very hard". (more...)
European Parliament wants Britain to end discrimination against EU citizens - draft European Parliament wants Britain to end discrimination against EU citizens - draft
- September 29, 2017

Britain had aimed to make a breakthrough at a summit in Brussels on October 19-20. "At the end of this week, I am saying that there will be no sufficient progress from now until October unless miracles will happen". "That has been part of the negotiations that we've had, very good progress has been made, that was made clear by the statements made by David Davis and Michel Barnier made yesterday", she said. (more...)
Mom's jarring photo is ideal picture of vehicle seat safety Mom's jarring photo is ideal picture of vehicle seat safety
- September 29, 2017

Properly securing your kids in their cars seats can be a harrowing experience - especially when you're under duress. 'Even when they scream because the straps are tight. -For rear-facing seats, keep the harness snug . "Sending thanks to God for keeping us safe (along with Honda, Graco, and Chicco)". Rabberman says it serves as a reminder that children need to be bucked up correctly ever time. (more...)
Bali's volcano forces 144000 to flee Bali's volcano forces 144000 to flee
- September 29, 2017

Around 1,35,000 residents have left their homes on Indonesia's Bali island fearing Mount Agung's volcanic eruption, Reuters reported on Friday. Volcanologists say the past week's dramatic escalation in tremors indicates an eruption is more likely than not, but they can't say with certainty when it will happen. (more...)
Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account information of anti-Trump activists Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account information of anti-Trump activists
- September 29, 2017

The owner of the page, Emmelia Talarico, as well as two other activists-Lacy MacAuley and Legba Carrefour-were named in the request. The D.C. branch of the ACLU is helping three anti-Trump activists fight what they say is an overly broad government demand for their personal Facebook data. (more...)
UKIP's next leader: Who will save (or scuttle) the ship? UKIP's next leader: Who will save (or scuttle) the ship?
- September 29, 2017

The other contenders in the leadership race were anti-Islam candidate Anne Marie Waters; the party's deputy leader Peter Whittle; London Assembly member David Kurten; MEP Jane Collins; Aidan Powlesland and John Rees-Evans. Under the leadership of Nigel Farage, the right-wing party achieved the rarest of political feats in securing its entire aim with the fulfilment of the Brexit vote, after nearly two decades of campaigning. (more...)
Trump plans to visit Asia in November to talk North Korea, trade Trump plans to visit Asia in November to talk North Korea, trade
- September 29, 2017

Mr Trump's attendance at the Manila summit had been in doubt until recent days, with officials saying he was reluctant to reward Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been responsible for a number of anti-American outbursts . Last week, the President vowed to "totally destroy" Kim Jong Un's country in the event of war and also referred to the North Korean leader as "Rocket Man" in his speech to the U.N. (more...)
S Korea says 'more provocation' expected of North soon S Korea says 'more provocation' expected of North soon
- September 29, 2017

In a speech on Thursday, Moon said cooperation with the worldwide community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions was at its highest level ever and called for the strengthening of South Korea-U.S. As North Korea has continued to show off its growing arsenal - detonating a hydrogen bomb and firing increasingly-long range missiles - the USA and South Korean militaries have been conducting drills as a "show of strength". (more...)
Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police say Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police say
- September 29, 2017

Johnston police say they've charged 30-year-old Erin Macke with child endangerment. Police said the day before they were called, the 30-year-old mother had left the country to go to Germany and wasn't expected to come back until October 1. (more...)

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