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Iraq's major Shiite Party opposed to Kurdish referendum


The most hotly contested area is Kirkuk, where Baghdad lays claim to the oil-rich province. A Kurdish official in the city of Kobani, Idriss Naasan, said Arabs, Turkmen and Christians are also voting. On Friday, the Iraqi Kurdish leader had insisted that the vote would be held as planned, despite a warning from the UN Security Council that it was "potentially destabilizing". Read More »

Au moins 15 morts à la Dominique — Ouragan Maria


Si l'on ne faisait état jusqu'à présent que d'un mort, le bilan est passé à 13 vendredi. Un homme est mort frappé par un tronc d'arbre. " Nous allons avoir besoin d'eau potable", a déclaré sur une télévision américaine la maire de San Juan, la capitale, juste avant que les communications soient coupées. Read More »

Mexico quake: "No more children" in school rubble


As of Thursday morning, at least 21 schoolchildren and four adults have been confirmed dead, Reuters reported . A strong magnitude 7.1 quake rocked Mexico's central Puebla state on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and causing widespread damage. Read More »

Trump touts his Twitter use at Alabama rally


Roy Moore , the arch-conservative Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, doesn't believe in evolution . Unusual said Moore's supporters look like the White House "unemployment line", an apparent reference to Moore's support from past Trump advisers such as Bannon. Read More »

Perquisitions au siège de l'exécutif régional — Référendum en Catalogne


De son côté, Mariano Rajoy a défendu le travail de la justice et assumé la politique de la main ferme, à l'issue d'une session houleuse au Parlement espagnol à Madrid. "C'est d'une irresponsabilité totale". Treize personnes, dont le bras droit du vice-président Oriol Junqueras, ont été arrêtées. " qu'ils sont déterminés à voter le 1er d'octobre". Read More »

Buddhist Mob Blocks Aid Shipment to Rohingya


Beside him stood his brother, his bare arms folded defensively. But there were few signs of major construction work underway, with many refugees complaining they were being ordered to move on without any idea where to go. Two existing refugee camps were packed beyond capacity, and Bangladesh has said it would free land to build a third. No Rohingya has got asylum in India nor have they applied for it. Read More »

United Nations figure warns of 'major atrocities' in Myanmar crisis


After almost half a million people fled Rakhine state in three weeks following attacks by the military, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue. Read More »

Around the NFL: Vikings' Bradford may play Sunday


Cook, long considered a likely first-round pick, landed with the Vikings in Round Two and through two games is the NFL's third-leading rusher with 191 yards. A year ago the Bucs were 1-0 with a victory at Atlanta. It's not like the Lions are beating the 1985 Bears or any season of the New England Patriots or anything. Read More »

Fed plans to modestly reduce bond holdings


NEW YORK , Sept 19 ( Reuters ) - Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors awaited signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve on when it will hike interest rates again and start shrinking its balance sheet . Read More »

Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits

Much of Trump's speech focused on the threats of nonproliferation, but his rhetoric on Iran undermined his North Korea message. Trump took aim at other authoritarian regimes as well, lampooning North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission". Read More »

This is Mexico City before the quake. And after


The epicentre of the quake was near Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City , with a depth of 51km, the US Geological Survey said . The magnitude 7.1 quake killed at least 223 people. At least 71 people were confirmed dead across the region. American search-and-rescue teams are being deployed to Mexico after President Trump offered assistance to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following a massive natural disaster, the White House announced Wednesday. Read More »

Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency


Tillerson called the sunset clauses "the most glaring flaw" in the deal, according to RFE/RL. "Is this agreement enough? No". However, Tillerson said that Trump is " very, very seriously considering " the decision of whether the United States finds the agreement is in the best interests of the American people. Read More »

Iran president says Trump's United Nations speech was full of 'ugly, ignorant words'

Trump said Wednesday he had made his decision but was not yet ready to reveal it. Trump has also refused to share his decision with many of his top advisers, according to The Washington Post . Trump's comments, made as he met with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, came the day after he told the U.N. General Assembly that the deal was "an embarrassment for the United States". Read More »

Apple to bring back 3D Touch gesture with future iOS 11 update


One of the biggest updates in iOS 11 is the new Control Center , which Apple has completely overhauled. You might see it in the brief video, but there was no way to actually get that image before. It has a slew of new features that could make our lives a lot easier, but there's a few that you might not immediately spot after updating your phone . Read More »

'Pakistan is terroristan', says India at UNGA


When the Pakistani Prime Minister was questioned about India's role curbing the problems in war-prone Afghanistan, he said that it is zero. Asked if he was willing to "go to an extra mile" to accommodate President Trump's demand for Pakistan to do more, he said: "It's a relationship that goes beyond Afghanistan". Read More »

Clapper: "Possible" That Trump Was Recorded On Manafort Wiretap, "Conceivable"


He's an aluminum magnate who runs Basic Element, one of the largest industrial firms in Russian Federation. "If he needs private briefings we can accommodate", Manafort's email says, as quoted by the Post . For example, Paul Manafort , a Trump associate whose communications were reportedly intercepted by the government at some point, lived in Trump Tower , and until August, he was chairman of the Trump campaign headquartered in Trump Tower . Read More »

GOP Senate Candidate Wraps Himself in Trump at Debate


This transitive divine endorsement for odd is the heart of his campaign, and Moore's claim that Trump has been drawn away from God's will to Mitch McConnell's is the heart of the Judge's campaign. "It's absolutely insulting to the president". That question was at the center of the first and only debate on Thursday between interim Sen. "We voted for a big lovely wall and not more amnesty deals", Palin said. Read More »

Kingsman 3 To Be Filmed In Asia?


The references to 1970's vintage Bond movies are many, the one-liners are mostly amusing and - importantly - the occasional mis-steps into outright sadism that marred the first film have been left out this time. The sequel is still amusing in spots - especially kung-fu Elton - and the A-list cast hits the mark, but " Golden Circle " is too scattered and way overstuffed. Read More »

Spain expels North Korean ambassador amid nuclear missile threats

Moon will meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump later on Thursday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where North Korea was expected to be the core agenda item. Moon praised Trump's bellicose speech to the United Nations about the threat, saying the USA had "responded in a very good way". According to the Ronhap agency, the tests are a response to the latest provocations on the part of North Korea . Read More »

The rare, potent fuel powering North Korea's weapons


The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the "vicious cycle" on the Korean peninsula as they met in NY for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. "He said: "[North Korea] may launch ballistic missiles that would fly over our nation again in the future". Trump's U.N. speech came days after U.S. Read More »

Trump's threat akin to 'sound of a dog barking' - N. Korea


That means that we are focused in our work. Under the agreement, South Korea, Japan and other nations provided two light nuclear reactors to North Korea , costing close to $4 billion, according to a 1994 report from The Heritage Foundation, in addition to other forms of aid. Read More »

Jake LaMotta, real life inspiration behind Raging Bull, dies aged 95


In his early days, he went to reform school. He was not much of a heavy hitter, but he was still able to beat his opponent senseless. He was more feared than loved. The brawler nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" won the middleweight championship in 1949, and is best remembered for his bouts against another iconic champion Sugar Ray Robinson. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' about health care


The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , a left-leaning think tank, estimates that Florida will lose $2.6 billion in federal health care funding by 2026 if the Graham-Cassidy proposal passes. Sen . Louisiana Republican senator Bill Cassidy's office has done its own research . States would get block grants for health coverage instead. Read More »

Marine Le Pen pas surprise — Départ de Philippot


Selon elle, "ils ont évidemment une très mauvaise influence, ont noyautée 90% des fédérations du Front national ". En 2013, Marine Le Pen le défendait bec et ongles: " J'ai choisi de privilégier la méritocratie sur l'ancienneté. "Et quant à l'extérieur, il ne représente rien, ce sont des gens qui n'ont jamais été élus sur leur propre nom où que ce soit", a-t-il ajouté en conseillant à la présidente du FN de tirer toutes les conclusions de ce départ. Read More »

U.S. allies fly fighter jets over Korean peninsula in show of force


Pyongyang now believes - correctly or not - that, by acquiring the ability to carry out a nuclear strike against the US, it has taken a crucial step toward assuring its own survival. Even when the leadership orders the military, businesses and other organizations to save 10-30% of their rations for war, most of it is alleged to end up on the black market. Read More »

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Delhi

He said that the issue of deportation of Rohingyas for India is not a matter of ego and confrontation but of principles. Rohingya in India voiced worries that they were being unfairly tainted by the allegations and sought more understanding for their plight. Read More »

IPhone OS makes it harder to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi


Doing so on the brightness indicator gets you straight to Night Shift and more. In iOS 11, the Control Center has been completely revamped. Previously, toggling both connectivity options off in Control Center did what was expected. Creepers will have a field day with iOS 11, the just-launched update for iPhone and iPad that includes a brand new "screen recording " feature. But as it is reported that the battery trick only works if you don't restore from backup, you have to be ... Read More »

Here's how you can help Mexico City natural disaster victims


He says if an quake where to hit Memphis, like the recent one in Mexico City , newer buildings would hold up better. Just hours before it hit, people around Mexico had held natural disaster drills to mark the date. It's not yet known how many people Frida has been able to rescue this time around, but we know she's trying her best. "They're gone, they probably have no food, no shelter, they don't know where to go", Gonzalez Torres said. Read More »

McConnell's leadership faces fresh test on health care bill


The private outreach is part of a more concerted White House effort to fix relations Trump damaged with his own party over a tumultuous August, following the failure of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare and a slew of White House controversies, including the President's controversial handling of a deadly protest in Charlottesville. Read More »

To DACA Perchance to Dream


The longtime California Democrat also noted that the protesters were concerned about other types of undocumented immigrants , which would require much more sweeping legislation that the Republican leaders in Congress would be highly unlikely to support or even consider. Read More »

Trump's North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain


Here's why. There is precisely one scenario in which Kim Jong Un might rationally use nuclear weapons first: If he believes the United States intends to topple his regime. Most of North Korea's export revenues and oil come from China, and Beijing has repeatedly demonstrated duplicity regarding full enforcement of sanctions and has much to gain from pinning down US attention with a continuing crisis in North Korea. Read More »

Trump pushes United Nations reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks


On the eve of his maiden speech to the world body, he toned down his criticism substantially. "In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement", Trump said . At a first United Nations appearance on Monday, Trump vowed to push for reform at the world body that he once disparaged as a "club" where "people get together, talk and have a good time". Read More »

Murkowski could swing Senate for latest ACA repeal


Except, not quite. "It was always a back burner until it was apparent in July that [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Obamacare repeal bill] wasn't going to pass", Santorum said . One estimate by a left-leaning policy group says Arizona stands to lose $1.6 billion in federal health care funding over the next eight years. That's right, this piece of legislation that has the potential to strip 32 million American citizens of their health insurance is going to be debated for 90 ... Read More »