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Nursing federation calls off strike after government's sacking threat Nursing federation calls off strike after government's sacking threat
- September 04, 2016

The All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), which has launched an indefinite strike to demand higher salary and allowances, on Saturday alleged that striking nurses were being threatened with termination of jobs and asked to vacate their government quarters within two days if they don't return to work immediately. (more...)
Summerville man one of 111 granted commutation by President Barack Obama
- September 04, 2016

Obama has called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses, arguing they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries. Obama vigorously defended his use of commutations at a news conference earlier this month, saying a bipartisan consensus is emerging around reforming unduly harsh drug sentences. (more...)
Rocky start to Obama's China trip, beginning with the stairs
- September 04, 2016

The United States and China, together responsible for 40 percent of the world's carbon emissions, have ratified the Paris global climate agreement on Saturday. China previously committed to its emissions peaking "around 2030", a declaration made on an earlier visit by Obama, when he announced a target for the United States to cut its own emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. (more...)
Trump edited speech after Mexican leader's wall tweet
- September 04, 2016

Mexico's president rebuked Donald Trump as a threat to his country just hours after painting a positive picture of talks the two held on Wednesday to try to defuse tensions over the US presidential hopeful's anti-Mexican campaign rhetoric. But none of his campaigning on the issue is now appealing to Latinos who thought he had changed. Candidates like Trump will stick with their scapegoating message. (more...)
By Claiming Al-Adnani ISIS Kill By Claiming Al-Adnani ISIS Kill
- September 04, 2016

A Russian air strike in Syria killed the chief strategist of so-called Islamic State (IS), the defence ministry in Moscow has said. The IS-run Aamaq news agency announced Tuesday that al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns in Aleppo". (more...)
Tracking Hermine: Tropical storm warning issued for NYC
- September 04, 2016

Power companies warn customers not to go near downed power lines. Time Warner Cable News reporter Amy Elliott was at the Emergency Operations Center with the latest on preparations for the storm. Hermine could bring up to 10 inches of additional rainfall to some places, including Tallahassee - with up to 15 inches possible in some areas, forecasters said. (more...)
Top 9 highlights from Hillary Clinton's FBI report
- September 03, 2016

Clinton also said that she "did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system", the Federal Bureau of Investigation documents say, The New York Times reported . Trump's senior communications advisor, Jason Miller, had put out a lengthier and more detailed statement earlier Friday that painted Clinton as irresponsible and as someone with bad judgement. (more...)
First Corbyn had #Traingate, now Owen Smith's in hot water over #Lunaticgate
- September 03, 2016

Mr Rose's wife and two children were then coincidentally seated opposite Mr Corbyn on the Virgin train from Euston to Glasgow, where they were travelling to spend a few days with Mrs Rose's parents. The Labour leader's trip to Glasgow comes ahead of a clash with leadership contender Owen Smith tonight. "When Jeremy boarded the train he was unable to find unreserved seats, so he sat with other passengers in the corridor who were also unable to find a seat". (more...)
China 'deeply shocked' by attack at embassy in Kyrgyzstan China 'deeply shocked' by attack at embassy in Kyrgyzstan
- September 03, 2016

China is shocked and strongly condemns the auto bombing near the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, a China Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on August 30, Xinhua reports. Attacks on Chinese diplomatic missions are not very common. Impoverished majority-Muslim Kyrgyzstan - which borders western China - has a history of political instability and battling extremism. (more...)
Alejandro Inarritu blasts Mexican president for inviting Trump
- September 03, 2016

He said the simpler path would have been to do nothing, but he believed it necessary to stress to Trump the importance of the U.S. -Mexico relationship. It's a meeting that's resulted in a round of embarrassing press for both men, particularly Donald Trump , although he's physically impervious to shame and won't notice. (more...)
British Jewish MP targeted by anti-Semitic death threats British Jewish MP targeted by anti-Semitic death threats
- September 03, 2016

Mr Corbyn said: 'Early evening socialisation benefits men who don't feel the need to be at home looking after their children, and it discriminates against women who will want to, obviously, look after the children that they have got'. (more...)
Florida Adds 15 Travel-Related Zika Cases for Total of 42
- September 03, 2016

The FDA issues emergency authorization during public health emergencies as a means of quickly deploying unapproved medical products. "If people are being used as reservoirs for the virus, we might want to start proactively treating populations where Zika is in circulation, to stop the circulation", she said. (more...)
Putin Says Russia Not Behind DNC Hacks
- September 03, 2016

Kuzminkov expressed the view that the Russian government will deal with the territorial issue following Putin's policy based on the Japan-Soviet Joint Declaration of 1956 that says the Habomai group of islets and Shikotan Island would be handed over after concluding a peace treaty. (more...)
Apple tax row: Cabinet meets again to discuss €13bn ruling appeal
- September 03, 2016

He rejected the ruling that Apple had been given illegal state aid from the Irish government and denied that it enjoyed an effective tax rate of 0.005 percent in 2014. These profits were not subject to tax in any country under provisions of Irish law that are no longer in force. At stake for Ireland, he said, was "integrity of our tax system" and the ability to provide "tax certainty to business". (more...)
Obama to Discuss With China Security, Fight Against Daesh at G20
- September 03, 2016

Both the U.S. and China hope to see the pact put into force by the end of the year. US President Barack Obama arrived in China today for his final visit as president, intent on cementing the "pivot" to Asia undertaken during his administration. (more...)
Aircraft collision in Alaska kills 5
- September 03, 2016

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, authorities said. Where the planes were flying to, and how they collided, is unknown. Those killed included three individuals on a Piper managed by Renfro's Alaskan Adventures from an area airline, Hageland Aviation, and two on a Cessna, Alaska's national guard, a tourism business said. (more...)
Kerry asks Pakistan to do more in combating terror Kerry asks Pakistan to do more in combating terror
- September 03, 2016

Kerry said that to fight organisations like the Islamic State group, al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad, the world needs to unite and work as a team. At a time when countries seek to address issues through use of force, US-India have upheld the rule-based global order. US today assured India of "doing more" by providing it finances for innovative renewable energy projects while asserting that it is the "only way" of meeting the challenge of climate change. (more...)
Landmark major peace conference begins in Myanmar
- September 03, 2016

The visit follows Myanmar state councillor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to China earlier this month, during which China promised support for peace talks between Myanmar and rebels operating in the north of the country, bordering China. (more...)
USA denies Russian Federation claim that its airstrike killed ISIS spokesman
- September 03, 2016

The Islamic State-run Aamaq news agency confirmed the death of Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, who it said was "martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns in Aleppo". ISIL controls large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and is fighting Syrian troops, US-backed fighters and other rebel groups in northern Syria, as well as in Iraq. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn's Virgin Trains PR Stunt Has Backfired Comically Jeremy Corbyn's Virgin Trains PR Stunt Has Backfired Comically
- September 03, 2016

Billionaire Richard Branson and Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have released dueling images about the crowded conditions on Branson's Virgin Trains. It's not the fault of the train staff who were, of course, "absolutely brilliant" being working people; it was the system that was wrong. Comedian David Baddiel suggested: "Is it possible that what actually happened was Jeremy "had a fall" inbetween two carriages and just couldn't get up again?" Instead he chose to sit in the ... (more...)