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World News Somalia: Al-Shabab seizes army base, kills soldiers
Author: 0 Somalia: Al-Shabab seizes army base, kills soldiers

Al-Shabaab earlier has claimed to have overrun the army camp and then took over the full control of the town. Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab, the Al-Shabaab spokesman for the military operations claimed the militants had taken control of the area and the base killing "dozens", of Somali soldiers trained by U.S.

World News Students demand right to vote in Catalonia referendum
Author: 0 Students demand right to vote in Catalonia referendum

The most that will happen, predicts another official in Madrid, is an informal exercise in which some votes may be cast in makeshift stalls. Mariano Rajoy's government and the judiciary made a decision to prevent voting even if security forces were required to access polling stations.

World News The UAE is going to build the largest Mars base, on Earth
Author: 0 The UAE is going to build the largest Mars base, on Earth

Ingels ' plans show four geodesic domes enveloping the Mars Science City, which will cover 17.5 hectares of desert outside Dubai - making it the largest space simulation city ever built. The 100 year plan, the Mars 2117 Project , was announced in February this year. A giant city built under domes in the desert could be used to prepare Earthlings for life on Mars .

World News By electing Henry Bolton Ukip has pulled back from the brink
Author: 0 By electing Henry Bolton Ukip has pulled back from the brink

Before joining UKIP, he stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats. The party is due to announce its new leader later at its conference in Torquay . Yet within the space of a year, the party has faced collapse with the departure of Farage. Bolton reportedly said he was "fine" with the new design.

World News Belfast Airport To Be Affected By Ryanair Cancellations
Author: 0 Belfast Airport To Be Affected By Ryanair Cancellations

The latest round of cancellations by the airline, known for low prices and limited service, will affect about 400,000 passengers flying on 34 routes from november 17 to March 18, the airline said . The airline said in response: "We will be meeting with the CAA and will comply fully with whatever requirements they ask us to". All customers affected by the changes have received an email giving them between five weeks' and five months' notice of the schedule changes, offering them ...

World News Bombardier slams 'absurd' Boeing ruling as PM expresses disappointment
Author: 0 Bombardier slams 'absurd' Boeing ruling as PM expresses disappointment

The Commerce department ruled that Bombardier was selling jets at artificially low prices in the USA based on unfair government subsidies. She also stated that she had spoken to Donald Trump "more than once" about the issue, having raised it at a recent meeting in NY as part of the United Nations General Assembly, and warned on Thursday at a Bank of England conference in London that "aspects of protectionism" were creeping into different parts of the world and wanted the UK to be a ...

World News FARAKHABAR: US-NATO Reiterate Partnership with Afghanistan
Author: 0 FARAKHABAR: US-NATO Reiterate Partnership with Afghanistan

Officials immediately closed down the airport and Ghani said the government's Crisis Response Unit was called in to check runways and clear out debris. "But the whole point is to make certain that we have a compelling battlefield advantage over anything the Taliban tries to mass against your forces", Mattis said.

World News Blow to Bombardier as it loses first stage of trade dispute
Author: 0 Blow to Bombardier as it loses first stage of trade dispute

To win its case before the ITC, Boeing still faces the challenge of proving it was harmed by Bombardier's sales practices, despite not using one of its own jets to compete for the Delta order, Dan Pearson, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute think tank in Washington, said before Tuesday's announcement.

World News Coroner's report deepens mystery of Otto Warmbier's death
Author: 0 Coroner's report deepens mystery of Otto Warmbier's death

Warmbier's manner of death remains undetermined. Warmbier was arrested in January 2016 after apparently attempting remove a propaganda sign from a hotel for global visitors in Pyongyang. Nothing is known of exactly what transpired between the end of his trial and his return to the U.S. three months later. Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of Neurocritical Care Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said his coma was likely caused from cardiac or respiratory arrest, which ...

World News Watch This Porsche GT2 RS Set a New Record at Nürburgring
Author: 0 Watch This Porsche GT2 RS Set a New Record at Nürburgring

The record lasted just six months. This result makes it official: "The GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built", stated Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars. Kern ultimately pulled the record-setting laptime, an fantastic 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, with an average speed of 184.11kph. The two hotshots were Lars Kern from Germany, a Porsche factory test driver and a competitor in the VLN Endurance series at this circuit (which ...

World News NASA and Russia Team Up for Moon-Orbiting Spaceport Project
Author: 0 NASA and Russia Team Up for Moon-Orbiting Spaceport Project

The Nasa-led program will see the two space agencies build a lunar satellite much like the International Space Station (ISS) that can home astronauts and will orbit the moon. "To avoid future problems over technical cooperation, part of the standards should be unified - for a possibility for various countries to work on their craft and dock to the global lunar station", Komarov was quoted as saying in the statement.

World News French minister defends Alstom-Siemens deal
Author: 0 French minister defends Alstom-Siemens deal

The "merger of equals", which developed as Siemens discussed joint ventures with Bombardier , a Canadian maker of trains and planes, is expected to close by the end of next year. French unions remain anxious about potential job losses when Alstom SA becomes Siemens Alstom after the deal announced Tuesday. Siemens and Bombardier have also worked together, including to develop rail control systems for NY city.

World News Saudi Arabia to Allow Women to Drive, State Media
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia to Allow Women to Drive, State Media

Saudi Arabian officials announced Tuesday that women will be allowed to drive, relenting on the long-standing ban against women drivers in the birthplace of Islam. "This will give independence to women", she added. "How come it has suddenly become halal (permissible)?" another user wrote. The new regulations, issuing driver's licenses to men and women alike, are set to be implemented by June 2018.

World News Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs
Author: 0 Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs

Oil prices have been volatile and sometimes stuck in a range this year as OPEC attempts to clear the world oil glut were often met with skepticism by traders and investors. Backwardation refers to a market structure where oil for immediate delivery is costlier than that meant for later shipment. But with so many fund managers already betting heavily on a further rise prices, the market has become lopsided and the risk of a sharp reversal has increased significantly.

World News Tech-driven firms commit $300 million to STEM education at Detroit event
Author: 0 Tech-driven firms commit $300 million to STEM education at Detroit event

Now most USA high schools offer little or no computer science education . The funding is part of the White House's new project to boost STEM and computer science skills among K-12 students, which was announced yesterday. "You get out of school you get great - really great jobs - high-paying jobs". According to White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump, who is leading the initiative, the grants will be used to prepare the next generation for high-earning careers in science and engineering.

World News Nikki Haley Challenges Iran Deal Supporters: 'Do You Think It's Still Working?'
Author: 0 Nikki Haley Challenges Iran Deal Supporters: 'Do You Think It's Still Working?'

President Donald Trump's two most high-profile diplomats, Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley , were with him at a meeting with African leaders here this week when the president took the lectern to offer a big reveal. Ms. Haley has also denied these reports. "We are engaging with North Korea's most important supporters; economic supporters; their friends, China and Russian Federation, to have them also engage with Kim Jong Un on this issue", he said.

World News Iran tests new missile defying US warnings
Author: 0 Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

Earlier on Friday morning, the missile was unveiled during a military parade in Tehran attended by President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials. US President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap and/or amend the agreement over the issue, saying that Iran's missile program could give it the technical know-how for a delivery system for a nuclear warhead when a sunset clause in the deal expires in 2025.

World News Netanyahu Sends IDF Aid and Rescue Mission to Mexico After Earthquake
Author: 0 Netanyahu Sends IDF Aid and Rescue Mission to Mexico After Earthquake

Tuesday's quake was centered near Raboso in Puebla state, some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City , according to the United States Geological Survey. "The situation is eating me alive because you can't do anything", he said about sending help to his mother from New York City. A candlelight vigil for the victims of all three recent earthquakes is planned for October 15 in Mexico City's central square.

World News Iran nuclear deal can not be renegotiated: Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran nuclear deal can not be renegotiated: Rouhani

President Trump tweets of his "big day" at the United nations , saying "many good things, and some tricky ones, happening". Trump focused on trade matters. While the president writes that his speech will take place at 10:00 AM, Mr. Trump is slated to speak 4th in line in this morning's plenary sessions.

World News Wade may join Cavs after deal reached with Bulls
Author: 0 Wade may join Cavs after deal reached with Bulls

Wade's efficiency declined dramatically and his defense was appalling throughout the season. He played with the Bulls for 60 games last season. Putting Wade on the ball when Russell Westbrook is on the bench would give Oklahoma City far more shot creation - though it would prevent Anthony and George from taking large ball-handling roles in those situations.

World News Target boosting workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour
Author: 0 Target boosting workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour

The wage increase will apply to "thousands" of Target's roughly 320,000 current employees and the some 100,000 temporary hires expected this holiday season. But how many will follow in Target's $15-an-hour footsteps? The enduring wage gap, which in recent years has been cited as an issue for retailers struggling to grow sales, showed signs of shrinking in the later part of Barack Obama's presidency, thanks to the strengthening economy and some new labor regulations instituted by that ...

World News Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL
Author: 0 Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL

Sillo said Syrian fighters marched toward the field from the nearby village of Khsham under the cover of airstrikes by the USA -led coalition. The SDF's advances have been on the eastern bank of the river. American and Russian Federation military leaders held an unprecedented, face-to-face meeting in recent days to discuss the increasing tensions around the Islamic State stronghold of Deir el-Zour, Syria, a coalition spokesman said Thursday.

Author: 0 Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

Those on the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts are warned to monitor the storm's progress. " Maria's forecast track has shifted closer to the US east coast, and it is becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast next week", the Hurricane Center's 11 a.m.

World News 3.4-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea
Author: 0 3.4-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea

In a show of force Saturday, US Air Force bombers flew in worldwide airspace over waters east of North Korea . "I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK", said the statement carried by North's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday morning.

World News North Korea threatens to detonate 'H-bomb' in Pacific
Author: 0 North Korea threatens to detonate 'H-bomb' in Pacific

The White House, however, says that Iran's ballistic missile tests and what it sees as threatening behavior in the Middle East infringe the spirit of the deal, even though such issues were excluded from the original agreement. "But sanctions are not the panacea", Wang said. But according to the U.S. mission to the United Nations, Beijing provides Pyongyang with around 4 million barrels a year of crude oil, and 4.5 million barrels of refined oil products such as petrol and diesel.

World News Killed In Church Shooting Outside Nashville
Author: 0 Killed In Church Shooting Outside Nashville

The Nashville Fire Department called the incident "a mass casualty situation". Police have not released the name of the shooter, who was among the wounded being treated at the hospital. Bob Corker issued a statement via Twitter that stated "We are closely monitoring reports of a church shooting in Antioch". A woman who lives near the church told WKRN-TV that shooting victims showed up at her door.

World News Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill
Author: 0 Senate's McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

Great for Arizona. McCain let his best friend L.G. down! "I won't be bribed or bullied", Paul said as Trump has lambasted him. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he isn't on board with legislation to repeal ObamaCare, raising the possibility that the GOP's latest effort to derail the healthcare law will fail once again.

World News Tremor of 3.4 Detected in North Korea Near Nuclear Test Site
Author: 0 Tremor of 3.4 Detected in North Korea Near Nuclear Test Site

South Korea's Meteorological Administration (KMA) confirmed has, however, confirmed an event of 3.0 magnitude and said it occurred in the Kilju area of North Hamgyeong Province. But Beijing fears pressuring Kim's regime into collapse, triggering a flood of refugees across its border and eliminating a strategic buffer separating China from the U.S.

Author: 0 Small quake hits North Korea in 'suspected explosion'

Hours later, Kim branded Mr. Trump as "deranged" and warned that he will "pay dearly" for his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks. MCEVERS: Today President Trump struck back with a tweet. Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategy expert at MIT, said that such a test could pose a danger to shipping and aircraft, even if the North declared a keep-out zone.

World News Turkey's Security Council warns KRG not to proceed with referendum
Author: 0 Turkey's Security Council warns KRG not to proceed with referendum

Meanwhile, the latest talks between Erbil and Baghdad on the referendum ended fruitless as a KRG delegation met with the Shia National Alliance in capital Baghdad earlier in the day. The Turkish army on Monday begun a military drill close to the Iraqi border and on Saturday, the armed forces said the "exercise continued with the participation of additional troops".

World News France becomes first country to threaten to withdraw from 2018 Winter Olympics
Author: 0 France becomes first country to threaten to withdraw from 2018 Winter Olympics

Tensions in the region have escalated since reclusive North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3 prompting global condemnation. Her comments come just days after International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach downplayed security fears following the recent escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

World News Pakistan Has Developed Nuclear Weapons to Counter India: PM Abbasi
Author: 0 Pakistan Has Developed Nuclear Weapons to Counter India: PM Abbasi

He also urged the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's recent Afghanistan Policy, in which he sought more help from New Delhi to bring peace and stability in the war-torn country, Mr Abbasi said Pakistan sees "zero" political or military role for India in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Trump turns to sanctions, diplomacy on North Korea

Later, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that "some related parties" — a reference to the USA and North Korea — "keep sending threatening messages both in words and deeds that include warnings of military action". After voting at the United Nations to approve sanctions on North Korea , the Chinese leadership has recently signaled it plans to enforce these sanctions .

World News Well, Kylie Jenner is Reportedly Pregnant
Author: 0 Well, Kylie Jenner is Reportedly Pregnant

Lipgloss mogul Kylie Jenner is expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott . To add to the proof, there's this screenshot of a recent Snapchat she shared today (right below), where she does look a bit bulky, but also, baggy t-shirt, but also, who knows??? They even claim that sources have told them that Travis has been announcing it's a baby girl.

World News Spanish police arrest 12 in move against Catalan referendum
Author: 0 Spanish police arrest 12 in move against Catalan referendum

Regional Catalan officials so far have vowed to ignore a Constitutional Court order to suspend the October 1 referendum while judges assess its legality. A solidarity demonstration is also planned for Madrid. Right-wing parties however endorsed the police operation. Altercations broke out in Barcelona and other Catalan cities on the eve of the arrests.

World News Rohingya Refugees To Receive $32 Million In Aid From US
Author: 0 Rohingya Refugees To Receive $32 Million In Aid From US

The violence began when Rohingya insurgents attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people. "France will work with its partners at the UN Security Council to take the initiative to get the UN to condemn the continuing genocide and ethnic cleansing", Macron said in an interview with French broadcaster TMC in NY.

World News Mattis: No need yet to shoot down N Korean missiles
Author: 0 Mattis: No need yet to shoot down N Korean missiles

President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, have agreed to intensify economic and diplomatic pressure against North Korea over its repeated nuclear and missile tests. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) presents mascots of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, as the two met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY on September 19, 2017.

World News Who Is Roy Moore? His
Author: 0 Who Is Roy Moore? His "Reds & Yellows" Racial Slur Has People Outraged

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid scandal shortly after, had appointed odd to the seat vacated when Sen. Trump reaffirmed his support for unusual in a tweet over the weekend. DOUG JONES: I think I can pick off either one of them. The last Republican senator to succumb to a primary challenge was Sen. "Our social media outreach will bring 100,000 views of our youtube videos which is the strongest political response ever in Alabama state political history".

World News Mueller casts broad net in requesting extensive records from Trump White House
Author: 0 Mueller casts broad net in requesting extensive records from Trump White House

The fact that Mueller's team would speak with Rosenstein is not surprising given his direct involvement in Trump administration conversations that preceded the May 9 ouster and the evolving White House explanations of it. The allegation of criminality was lobbed at Trump after Comey said that he had been pressured to end the investigation into Flynn. Rosenstein undeniably played a role in Comey's firing - authoring a memo highly critical of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, which ...

Author: 0 "Much more devastating" Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico

He added that heavy rain is expected until Saturday, and called the storm "the most unsafe storm in Puerto Rico's modern history". The governor delivered a televised message to citizens, warning them of what's to come. The storm made landfall this morning with gusts at 155 miles per hour. "All we can do is wait and see and pray". The island avoided a direct hit from Irma, but was still lashed with rain and heavy winds, that caused almost 900,000 people to lose power.

World News This is one Modi idea Rahul wishes Congress had
Author: 0 This is one Modi idea Rahul wishes Congress had

Calling All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice president, Rahul Gandhi as non-serious person, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Monday said that the Congress party is playing politics to hoodwink the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

World News Trump Vows To
Author: 0 Trump Vows To "Totally Destroy North Korea" If Threatened

The US President said that, if his country's security is jeopardised, it will have no choice but to annihilate the rogue communist state. Merkel gave notice that Germany would not watch passively as the North Korean crisis unfolded. Elected on the nationalist slogan America First, Mr Trump argued that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat.

World News NATO Stands Against Nuclear Weapon Prohibition, Seeks to Remain Nuclear Alliance
Author: 0 NATO Stands Against Nuclear Weapon Prohibition, Seeks to Remain Nuclear Alliance

According to a NATO press release, the bloc stands against the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and will remain a nuclear alliance as long as nuclear weapon exists. Onyeama added that Nigeria was one of the main movers of the treaty, even as he said it was just unfortunate that countries who have nuclear weapons view them as deterance and believe they safeguard their security.

World News One shot, one arrested at Mattoon High School Wednesday
Author: 0 One shot, one arrested at Mattoon High School Wednesday

Police say this is still an active scene, but believe there was only one suspect. The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that the shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Mattoon is about 50 miles south of Champaign. School officials say their buildings were on a soft lockdown as a precaution. Students were being shuttled off the campus to Riddle Elementary School, where parents will be allowed to pick up their kids.

World News Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

The Graham-Cassidy bill now being pushed in the Senate would repeal the individual and employer mandates as well as shift Obamacare's Medicaid expansion funding and insurance subsidy structure into a block grant program for states. Medicaid was expanded in IL under Obamacare. Instead, states would receive block grants of money to allocate as they determine. Repealing Obamacare will hurt millions of Americans and wreck the health insurance system.

World News Kenyan court blasts election commission as political tensions rise
Author: 0 Kenyan court blasts election commission as political tensions rise

The company provided two electronic systems that identified Kenyan voters and transmitted election results from nearly 41,000 polling stations to a central tallying center. It also comes amid petitions filed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking the removal of judges Philomena Mwilu (Deputy Chief Justice) and Isaac Lenaola.

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