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Weld on Aleppo gaffe: 'It's quite a moment on television'
- September 11, 2016

Got it. With regard to Syria, I do think it is a mess", the Libertarian nominee said . "I'm incredibly frustrated with myself", Johnson said in an interview off-set after the gaffe. " What is Aleppo? " the Libertarian candidate responded, prompting a wave of online criticism and ridicule that quickly made its way around the internet. (more...)
Female WWII pilot to finally be laid to rest in Arlington Female WWII pilot to finally be laid to rest in Arlington
- September 11, 2016

In the process, the campaign helped bring to light the long-forgotten exploits of the fearless female pilots known as the WASPs. But Harmon's family fought the new ruling after she died past year at the age of 95. Carlos Curbelo. Long unsung, the women, only a handful of whom are still living, finally had full recognition for the service they gave. But eligibility for above-ground placement of ashes is not as strict. (more...)
Turkey welcomes US-Russia truce deal on Syria
- September 11, 2016

State news agency SANA said the Syrian government accepts the agreement, adding that hostilities will stop in the northern city of Aleppo, the country's largest, for "humanitarian reasons". Kerry said the peace deal, worked out through weeks of negotiations, "has the ability to provide a turning point", should all sides honor a cessation of hostilities set to begin at sundown Monday. (more...)
Trump calls Putin interference unlikely on Russian TV
- September 11, 2016

But on September 8th, the Democratic presidential nominee gave a speech to the National Baptist Convention that was peppered with quotations from the Bible and personal reminiscences: the gruff father who prayed by his bed every night, the mother who taught Sunday school, and Mrs Clinton's own occasional difficulty obeying the commandment to love. (more...)
Pence defends Trump comments on Putin: 'inarguable'
- September 11, 2016

Trump's remarks seemed to play off a line he used during the primary race, in which he said that his supporters were so devoted to him that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York City and not lose any of them. Each candidate takes his or her turn at the center of controversy, and then the focus shifts to the other side, and then back again. "Every day that goes by this just becomes more and more of a reality television show", Clinton said. (more...)
No Obama-Duterte handshake at EAsia meet
- September 11, 2016

Duterte himself thought more than well of his first worldwide appearance as the Philippines' head of state. However, the leaders later met briefly at the gathering in Laos, after Duterte expressed regret. The Philippine leader has become famous for his profane outbursts, and has hurled expletives at Pope Francis and the USA ambassador Philip Goldberg. (more...)
Facebook Celebrates 50 Years of 'Star Trek' With New Reaction Emoji
- September 11, 2016

Around 28 former actors from the five series and two of the films hit the red carpet for "Unbelievable!", including its stars Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in the original series , and Walter Koenig, who was navigation officer Pavel Chekov. (more...)
Giant pandas are no longer endangered
- September 11, 2016

The change in status comes as the population of wild Giant Pandas in China rose to 1,864, a 17 percent increase in the decade up to 2014. The number of giant pandas around the world rose by nearly 17% within a decade, reaching 2,000. "It is our responsibility to enhance our efforts to turn the tide and protect the future of our planet", the authors said during the release of the list at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. (more...)
Lambeau Field College Classic: Wisconsin Badgers Upset of LSU Tigers Heightens Expectations
- September 11, 2016

Fournette caught a 31-yard pass to set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Harris to wide receiver Travin Dural to take a 14-13 lead. But this time around, the Badgers had their day, as players took part in a postgame Lambeau Leap to cap off the victory. (more...)
Hillary Clinton brands half of Donald Trump's backers 'a basket of deplorables'
- September 11, 2016

He said Trump's supporters are hard-working Americans and include "every class of this country who know we can make America great again". And Trump himself tweeted out: "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of wonderful, hard working people". (more...)
Protesters opposing oil pipeline march in Indianapolis
- September 11, 2016

September 7, 2016. The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota's Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. (more...)
UK education reforms spark debate on class and the classroom
- September 11, 2016

She also restated her intention to lift the ban on new grammar schools , to increase access to an "outstanding education". All schools are to be given the right to apply to select pupils by ability under the plans. For decades, British children were tested at age 11. I would ask Theresa May to think again. He added that comprehensive schools "help social mobility, help children develop at their own pace and bring communities together". (more...)
US, Russia Agree to Syria Cease-Fire Followed by Joint Airstrikes
- September 11, 2016

If the truce holds from Monday, Russia and the United States will begin seven days of preparatory work to set up a "joint implementation centre", where they will share information to delineate territory controlled by Nusra and opposition groups. (more...)
Putin-Assad forces renew attacks in Syria hours after US-Russia deal Putin-Assad forces renew attacks in Syria hours after US-Russia deal
- September 11, 2016

Once there are seven consecutive days of reduced violence and aid groups receive humanitarian access to the war-torn Aleppo area, the USA and Russian Federation would begin working out of a "joint implementation center" where they would discuss how they would continue fighting the Syria Conquest Front, formerly known as the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, and Islamic State militants. (more...)
Syrian government and rebels welcome US-Russia cease-fire deal Syrian government and rebels welcome US-Russia cease-fire deal
- September 11, 2016

Locals said they believed the jets to be Russian. Volunteer first-responders said they pulled the bodies of nine people, including four children, from the rubble following air raids on a rebel-held area, after reports of helicopters dropping crude barrel bombs over the area on Friday. (more...)
US workers unload first of Hanjin ships stalled by bankruptcy US workers unload first of Hanjin ships stalled by bankruptcy
- September 11, 2016

The 1,145-foot-long Hanjin Greece began unloading tons of imported clothing, electronics, furniture and plastic goods, Port of Long Beach spokesman Lee Peterson said. The Greece was one of four vessels that were blocked from entering or leaving the port after Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection on August 31 in South Korea and the US on September 2. (more...)
Damascus approves US-Russian agreement
- September 11, 2016

The plan will begin with a "cessation of hostilities" from sunset on Monday. "Very big questions remain surrounding how exactly the US and Russian Federation plan to determine areas where the opposition is sufficiently distant from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and where they are in fact too close and thus legitimate counter-terrorism targets", said Charles Lister a Middle East Institute fellow who has written a book on jihadist dynamics in the Syria conflict. (more...)
Raw: Seoul Protest Against NKorea Nuclear Test
- September 11, 2016

Its most powerful explosion to date follows a test in January that prompted the UN Security Council to impose tightened sanctions that increased North Korea's isolation but failed to prevent it from accelerating weapons development. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 and analysts of the Korean peninsula said sanctions have been imposed on nearly everything possible. (more...)
Bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia heads to Obama
- September 11, 2016

House Resolution 3815, also known as the " Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act " or JASTA, creates an exception to sovereign immunity created by a 1976 law, thus allowing United States citizens to sue foreign countries for terrorism that kills Americans on United States soil. (more...)
Auto containing two gas cylinders found near synagogue in Marseille Auto containing two gas cylinders found near synagogue in Marseille
- September 11, 2016

No detonators were found in the auto. "A terrorist cell made up of young women totally receptive to the deadly ideology of Daesh has been dismantled", Molins said at a news conference, using another name for IS. "There's a group that has been annihilated, but there are others", Hollande said. A handcuffed man is taken out of the building in Boussy-Saint-Antoine south of Paris on September 8, 2016 where female suspects, said to have been planning new acts of violence, were arrested. (more...)