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Suspected chlorine gas attack chokes dozens in Aleppo Suspected chlorine gas attack chokes dozens in Aleppo
- September 10, 2016

The opposition Aleppo Media Centre charged on its Twitter account that Sukkari was the target of a chlorine attack. Medical workers in the city have said the opposition-controlled neighborhood was hit with chlorine gas on Tuesday, though the report could not be independently verified. (more...)
Flight diverts to Boston due to unruly passenger Flight diverts to Boston due to unruly passenger
- September 10, 2016

If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. A 24-year-old man was removed from the flight between the United Kingdom and Orlando at 4.45pm local time on Thursday, half an hour after it made the unscheduled landing at Logan International Airport. (more...)
Germany to United Kingdom: don't enter trade talks before Brexit
- September 10, 2016

May has remained optimistic despite US President Obama's remarks that Britain would have to go to the "back of the queue" for trade deals with the US and that the European Union would remain the priority. If you'll recall, the big question after June's Brexit referendum was when the government would take the step of invoking Article 50, the formal (and never before used) mechanism through which countries withdraw from the EU. (more...)
State Health Dept.: Valencia County man dies from West Nile State Health Dept.: Valencia County man dies from West Nile
- September 10, 2016

Price said infected mosquitoes are more likely to breed in dry weather, since they are attracted to stagnant water. In the mid-Atlantic region this year to date, five WNV human cases have been reported in Pennsylvania, one WNV human case each in New Jersey and Virginia, and no human cases in Delaware, New York or Maryland. (more...)
Basketball Hall of Fame unveils new jackets
- September 10, 2016

He was blown away by the task of having to fill Julius Erving's shoes in Philadelphia and what it meant to carry on that torch for the Philadelphia 76ers. On Friday he paid tribute to the player that he has idolized throughout during his ascent as an overachieving undersized guard: Allen Iverson. He was as fun as anyone to watch and it made me realize that height on the basketball court could be overcome. (more...)
Trump says he was against Iraq war all along, disputes Clinton Trump says he was against Iraq war all along, disputes Clinton
- September 10, 2016

Donald Trump Jr, the candidate's son, shared a post yesterday from Infowars, a website known for spreading conspiracy theories, which alleged that Mrs Clinton had been wearing an earpiece during the forum so her staff could help her respond to questions. (more...)
Britain asserts no Brexit talks before 2017 in meeting with EU President Britain asserts no Brexit talks before 2017 in meeting with EU President
- September 10, 2016

May has maintained that article 50 will not be triggered until at least the turn of the year, but faces pressure from those within the bloc to clarify the situation. Lawmakers who had lobbied for Britain to leave the European Union in the run up to the referendum have taken the economic data as proof that the "remain" campaign had tried to frighten voters into staying by forecasting economic difficulties. (more...)
Paralympics: Team Nigeria wins first medal
- September 10, 2016

But it was the Chinese that had the last laugh winning gold in style; setting a new World and Paralympics record with 108.0kg to finish tops. Tijani won Silver women's -45kg Powerlifting. Great Britain's Zoe Newson finished behind Tijani to win bronze. A keen contest ensued between Tijani and Hu. Other contestants in the event were Poland's Kozdryk Justyna, Egypt's Oteify Zeinab, Algeria's Guerioua Samira, Mexico's Cerero Gabriel and Ukraine's Toporkova Rayisa. (more...)
Athens urged to speed up reforms to get rescue loans from EU Athens urged to speed up reforms to get rescue loans from EU
- September 10, 2016

Greece has rejected the reactivation of the so-called Dublin Regulation, which allows other European Union member states to send refugees back to the country, a government spokesman said. In an allusion to the EU's tight budgetary corset, Renzi stressed that "we are in a phase in which Europe can not keep being just rules, technicalities, finance and austerity". (more...)
16 killed, 30 unjured in bus accident in Odisha 16 killed, 30 unjured in bus accident in Odisha
- September 10, 2016

The mangled remains of the bus that met with an accident in Angul district of Odisha on Sept 9, 2016. They added that the death toll is likely to increase because the condition of some of the injured persons is stated to be critical. The chief minister directed that the injured be provided medical treatment free of cost, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted to express their shock and grief over the accident. (more...)
Rouhani: Iran supports stabilization of oil market Rouhani: Iran supports stabilization of oil market
- September 10, 2016

Earlier on Tuesday, Barkindo also met with Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, who reaffirmed his commitment to help the organization to stabilize oil market. " Iran's condition appears to be that OPEC must agree to allow Iran to return to its historical OPEC export quota and pre-sanction production levels - a hard ask", they wrote in a note. (more...)
Wells Fargo Bank Fined $100 Million for Illegal Practices Wells Fargo Bank Fined $100 Million for Illegal Practices
- September 10, 2016

According to Wells Fargo, leadership was aware that their employees were occasionally committing these crimes and had been firing offending employees over the last several years, apparently without informing their customers. Workers created more than 1.5 million fake bank deposit accounts and an additional 565,000 phoney credit card accounts. "We regret and take responsibility for any instances where customers may have received a product that they did not request", Wells Fargo said in a ... (more...)
US & Russia Work on Syria Agreement US & Russia Work on Syria Agreement
- September 10, 2016

Obama said "we have deep commitments" to account for those lost during the war. His words on cyber weren't the only ones that pointed to areas of tension with the Russian leader. But the diplomatic efforts were unsuccessful, Obama said at a press conference on Monday. The hard diplomacy on Syria set the tone for an uneven few days for Obama on his final tour of Asia as president. (more...)
Clinton: 'Rethinking' Needed on North Korea
- September 10, 2016

The tests are seemingly more effective, the failure rates are lower and the distances the weapons can reach appear to be growing, he told the reporters in the Federated States of Micronesia today. She also said Pyongyang is on a path to self destruction and further isolation as long as it completely ignores the global call to give up its nuclear ambitions. (more...)
United Nations pursues 'suitable action' against Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test
- September 10, 2016

Clinton said America's next leader must support nuclear de-proliferation. Beijing has said Washington's decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system would only worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula. The Russian leader has pledged to work with its allies to "solve" the worrying North Korea problem. A small number of mining carts could be seen as well as a new canopy created to hide activity to the site, analysts said. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon launches fresh drive for Scottish independence
- September 10, 2016

Alongside the party's new drive for independence, the SNP administration is already drawing up legislation for a fresh ballot. Labour needs to do more than offer soundbites to oppose austerity, Mr Smith said, adding his plans for a "British new deal" investment programme would provide a £200 billion boost for the United Kingdom, including £20 billion for Scotland. (more...)
Ruckus in AP Assembly for 2nd day over special status issue Ruckus in AP Assembly for 2nd day over special status issue
- September 10, 2016

The issue of special status to the state rocked the house for a second consecutive day as YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislators, demanding an immediate debate on the matter, trooped near the Speaker's podium. The lone opposition party did not relent and insisted on a debate straightaway. The Speaker repeatedly told the opposition members that they were making grave mistake by attacking the marshals. (more...)
Inmates Nationwide Go on Work Strike to End Inmates Nationwide Go on Work Strike to End "Slavery"
- September 10, 2016

In a statement , the IWOC likens prisons to modern slave holding pens, where prisoners are forced to work for little or no pay. It reads, in part, "They may have replaced the whip with pepper spray, but numerous other torments remain: isolation, restraint positions, stripping off our clothes and investigating our bodies as though we are animals". (more...)
Pence says he believes Obama born in US Pence says he believes Obama born in US
- September 10, 2016

The comments put him at odds with running mate Donald Trump who has long questioned Obama's birthplace. Mike Pence, the Republican candidate for vice president, did something his running mate, Donald Trump , declines to do. Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and her former opponent Sen. Pence said he believes Trump has the "toughness" to "command the respect of the world" and to improve the USA economy. (more...)
More questions than answers in woman's death in trunk
- September 10, 2016

The manner of death is now listed as "pending", which means the medical examiner is deferring the determination until the death investigation and laboratory studies are complete. Maze's body was found in the trunk. Her licence plate was also captured on camera near Post Falls in the state of Idaho. Members of the Great Falls community set up a GoFundMe page for Maze, who worked as a cook at an elementary school. (more...)