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Author: 0 42 dead after migrant boat carrying 600 capsizes off Egypt

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said all resources possible would be directed into the rescue mission and that those responsible had to be brought to justice. "Usually it works that way: The migrants reach them with dinghies, with rubber boats ", he said. Survivors said most of those who died were women and children.

Author: 0 More feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

The state-run news agency said 51 bodies had been recovered so far. Egyptian rescue teams continue to work at the site of the disaster. Europe is facing an unprecedented influx of refugees, most of whom are fleeing conflict-ridden zones in North Africa and the Middle East, particularly Syria.

World Media Spider blamed for causing rollover car crash in Oregon
Author: 0 Spider blamed for causing rollover car crash in Oregon

An Oregon woman blamed a spider for causing her to crash and total her vehicle. The woman said she lost control of her vehicle, went off the road and rolled the auto into a ditch. Her 6-year-old son, who was in the backseat at the time, suffered minor head injuries. " Spider season is in full swing", the sheriff's office tweeted.

World Media 20 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen - govt official
Author: 0 20 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen - govt official

The coalition has made no comment on the report, but officials say aircraft of the Saudi-led alliance only target military facilities in Yemen. Also on Wednesday, a U.S. More than 20 civilians died during an air-raid coordinated by a Saudi coalition in the Hodeidah neighborhood in Yemen. The al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has taken advantage of the chaos and breakdown of security in Yemen to tighten its grip on the southern and southeastern parts of the crisis-hit country.

World Media UN urges end to clashes in Congo and timely vote
Author: 0 UN urges end to clashes in Congo and timely vote

The government initially said the death toll stood at 17, and according to Human Rights Watch, 44 people died in the violence. World powers have become increasingly exasperated with Kabila's administration. Amnesty International's Country Campaigner for the DRC Christian Rumu warns that confronting people exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly with excessive force fans the flames of unrest.

Author: 0 Mustard agent tests on IS rocket fired in Iraq

The official said several US soldiers inspected the remnants and an initial field test showed it contained a residue of a mustard agent. Following the attack, a small team of US personnel conducting a routine inspection for unexploded ordnance in the perimeter around the base came across a small shell fragment that contained what the official described as an oily "tar-like" residue, which sometimes indicates mustard agent.

World Media 100 domestic flights cancelled as a typhoon hits Southern Japan
Author: 0 100 domestic flights cancelled as a typhoon hits Southern Japan

On the other hand, China government issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Malakas on 17 September, just after the southeastern provinces experienced super Typhoon Meranti, which killed at least 14 people in the country. A 24 hour rainfall total of 578mm was reported at Nobeoka, and nearby Miyazaki recorded 310mm. NHK said at least eight people were injured, and officials issued evacuation advisories that affected about 620,000 people.

Author: 0 Russian Federation and Syrian army deny striking aid convoy in Aleppo

He said the airstrikes on Aleppo province, including the ones that hit the convoy, were part of some 40 air raids that lasted about two hours - starting at about 7:30 p.m. The convoy attack threatened already strained U.S. Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday, a war monitor reported, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce over.

World Media Mayor at heart of New Jersey bridge scandal testifies
Author: 0 Mayor at heart of New Jersey bridge scandal testifies

Alan Zegas, Mr. Wildstein's lawyer, wrote in a 2014 letter that there is evidence "tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures" as they were closed. How in the hell can it be that everybody agrees that Chris Christie knew , except Chris Christie , and somehow that's not the point? "David Wildstein implicated so many people in this activity that it will boggle your mind", he told the jury.

Author: 0 Labour leadership: Watson urges changes to election rules

Changing the voting format for leadership elections to an electoral college system . The Labour leader has said there is a "thirst for democracy" in the party and he backs a "widening of the franchise" although it is thought he will not put forward a rival plan at Tuesday's meeting - instead calling for a review after next week's party conference.

World Media Uri terror attack: Shiv Sena targets govt, seeks 'tit-for-tat' action
Author: 0 Uri terror attack: Shiv Sena targets govt, seeks 'tit-for-tat' action

We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of our own choosing. Soldiers guard outside the army base which was attacked suspected militants in Uri. The option of the Islamabad trip was left open as any decision would be taken on the basis of the bilateral situation then, the sources said. Patrols on the borders were increased and frontier districts in various states were put on a high alert.

Author: 0 US Presidential Candidates Should Dismiss Thought of Pardoning Snowden - Senator

However, the report notes that in June, the deputy chairman of the Russian parliament's defence and security committee publicly conceded that " Snowden did share intelligence" with his government. Snowden thanked human rights groups for seeking a pardon from President Obama. He continues: "I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had chose to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film".

World Media Obama to meet with Chinese, Israeli leaders in NY
Author: 0 Obama to meet with Chinese, Israeli leaders in NY

Spokesman Josh Earnest also said the meeting would afford Obama and Netanyahu an opportunity to discuss "the strong ties between the United States and Israel". The United States, for its part, has repeatedly condemned settlement activity by Israel in the West Bank which Washington believes undermines efforts to find a two-state solution with Palestine.

Author: 0 Somali general, 7 bodyguards killed in suspected car bomb attack

Al-Shabaab claimed after that raid they had killed over 65 Kenyan military personal operating under AMISOM. Witnesses said the vehicle was travelling on the road when another vehicle rammed it, causing a massive explosion. A Somali soldier is seen next to the burned-out wreckage of a auto targeted in a bomb attack in Mogadishu , Somalia, September 5, 2016. Last week, Mogadishu hosted a top-level African gathering for the first time in more than four decades - a one-day summit of the IGAD ...

World Media Norwegian hostage freed after a year by extremists in Philippines
Author: 0 Norwegian hostage freed after a year by extremists in Philippines

On August 25, Duterte said despite the payment of the ransom, Sekkingstad had not yet been released, and that the Abu Sayyaf wanted more money. He was taken by the bandits from a Samal island resort he managed in Davao del Norte on September 21 a year ago, along with two Canadians and a Filipina.

World Media Trump is an worldwide pariah: Colin Powell
Author: 0 Trump is an worldwide pariah: Colin Powell

In an email Powell sent to Jeffrey Leeds, a US Democratic party donor and Powell's business partner, Powell cast doubt upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's belief that a nuclear deal with Iran would "pave the path" to nuclear weapons, according to comments Netanyahu made in his March 2015 speech to Congress.

Author: 0 Curfew reimposed in parts of Kashmir

Another youth injured in clashes last week succumbed on Friday, taking the toll to 80 including two policemen in the unrest that has gripped the Kashmir Valley since July 8. Another police official said almost 100, mostly protesters, had been injured in the latest protests. Restrictions on assembly of people continued in the rest of the Valley to maintain law and order, he said.

World Media Portfolios will be given back to Shivpal Yadav: Akhilesh
Author: 0 Portfolios will be given back to Shivpal Yadav: Akhilesh

Mulayam owes his rise in politics to two events - first, he pipped Ajit Singh to the post of Chief Minister of the Janata Dal government in 1989, and then, the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in 1992, which shifted the Muslim votes in the state to him.

World Media Lula to respond to charges he masterminded Brazil graft
Author: 0 Lula to respond to charges he masterminded Brazil graft

Deltan Dallagnol, a prosecutor investigating the massive Petrobras corruption scandal, speaks at a news conference in Curitiba , Brazil, in which charges were announced against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva . Lula has denied ownership of the three-floor condo in Guarujá. Known as Lula, the left-winger could face arrest, although that may trigger demonstrations by loyalists of the Workers' Party he co-founded in 1980.

World Media Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden
Author: 0 Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published a summary report accusing Snowden of causing "tremendous damage to US national security". Reacting on Twitter , Snowden addressed several specific allegations in the report before categorically dismissing the document. At PardonSnowden.org, the petition includes a countdown clock to the second until Obama leaves office and has gained signatures from luminaries such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Apple co-founder Steve ...

Author: 0 Investigation Ongoing Into Fatal Police Shooting of Boy, 13

Tyre pulled out a gun with a laser sight, and an officer fired, hitting the boy repeatedly, police said. A white OH police officer responding to a robbery report shot to death a 13-year-old black boy after he pulled out what appeared to be a weapon that was later determined to be a BB gun, police said on Thursday.

Author: 0 Philippines Orders US Boots Off Its Ground, Signals Pivot To China

He said the government would honour existing defence agreements, including a 2014 accord giving the U.S. military access to at least five Philippine bases, one of them in Mindanao, southern Philippines. "I don't need jets, F-16 - that's of no use to us... we don't intend to fight any country". Duterte, who made worldwide headlines after calling President Barack Obama a "son of a bitch" at the ASEAN summit, said militant groups, such as Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines, see Americans ...

Author: 0 Tongi factory fire: Search continues for missing people

Witnesses said the volunteers tried several times to enter the collapsed building in search of missing workers, but were forced back by thick-black smokes and flames. It has raised renewed questions about industrial safety in the country, which is one of the world's top garment exporters. The major factory accidents in 2012 and 2013 prompted Bangladesh's government, global brands and the United Nations to work together to try to improve safety standards in the South Asian country's ...

World Media Median Income Takes Biggest Jump Since Great Recession, Poverty Rate Drops
Author: 0 Median Income Takes Biggest Jump Since Great Recession, Poverty Rate Drops

Median household income rose to $56,516 in 2015, up 5.2% from a year earlier, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday. Metro areas saw real median household incomes surge, while non-metro areas did not. When compared to 2014, almost 4 million people gained coverage during the year. Income inequality has been a major issue throughout the 2016 campaign.

Author: 0 U.S. Defense: Iran threatened to shoot down 2 Navy aircraft

During the flight, the Iranian military contacted the jets and threatened to shoot them down if they did not change course, though they were over global waters, military officials told Fox . The Pentagon last week said seven Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps fast-attack boats approached the USS Firebolt on September 4 with their machine guns uncovered, though not trained on the Americans.

Author: 0 North Dakota oil pipeline delays could hit producers, shippers

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is attempting to stop construction of a section of the $3.8 billion U.S. four-state pipeline that tribal leaders say would violate sacred and culturally sensitive grounds and possibly pollute water. The Dakota Access pipeline is also owned by Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics Partners. Since earning the title at a powwow earlier this year, she's been traveling the world speaking out on topics like suicide prevention and now, the pipeline.

Author: 0 Turkish Airstrikes Destroy Four ISIS Sites in Northern Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the USA are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. Erdogan's comments on Raqqa were published in Turkish media, but there has been no confirmation from the US. "While our forces continue to fight radical Islamists in the vicinity of Afrin and other areas of Aleppo province, the Turkish authorities intensified their military operations against the Kurdish areas in northern Syria", a ...

Author: 0 North Korea rejects UN Security Council condemnation

The U.S. State Department stated that Monday's launch and previous launches violate multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting the country from launching ballistic missiles. These resulted in the UN Security Council resolving to tighten sanctions against North Korea in March. The United States, he said, is deploying a missile defense system - the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system - to its ally South Korea to deter North Korea .

World Media NH man dies in 3-boat collision at Mass. regatta
Author: 0 NH man dies in 3-boat collision at Mass. regatta

Taunton fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said in a statement that one speed boat spun out while traveling 65 miles per hour, causing a
pileup. Spectators watching the boat race Saturday afternoon told Eyewitness News that three of the small hydroplane boats collided at the Bill Giles Memorial Regatta on Watson's Pond.

Author: 0 Syria government retakes key Aleppo district from rebels

In addition, rebel gunfire killed five people in Azamiyeh, a government-controlled area in Aleppo , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . Multiple victims suffered from chlorine gas inhalation, including children and women, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said in a statement .

Author: 0 North Korea's nuclear test condemned

The United Nations Security Council denounced North Korea's decision to carry out the test and said it would begin work immediately on a resolution. "The worldwide community, the UN Security Council and especially the other six-party powers must hold North Korea accountable for this latest act and heighten the pressure on North Korea especially through tightening of sanctions commensurate with the gravity of this act", he said.

Author: 0 Jailed PKK leader to meet with family for Islamic holiday

It comes as Ankara also pushes ahead with a purge of tens of thousands of supporters of USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of orchestrating an attempted coup in July. Tens of thousands of people have been killed since the PKK first took up arms in 1984 with the aim of carving out an independent state for Turkey's Kurdish minority.

World Media Syrian rebel chief killed in airstrike near Aleppo
Author: 0 Syrian rebel chief killed in airstrike near Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said unidentified aircraft hit the Army of Conquest meeting on Thursday night, killing Saraqeb and another rebel commander named as Abu Muslim al-Shami. Russian Federation is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to Syria expert Thomas Pierret, the Army of Conquest remains "the only group that could credibly claim that it can break the siege of Aleppo".

World Media House passes bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 House passes bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

The Obama administration has advocated against the bill and hinted that the president may issue a veto, arguing that the legislation could set a president wherein sovereign immunity is jeopardized. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas. The risk is that, as far back as April, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was threatening to deliberately collapse the USA treasury market in retaliation for the bill by selling some $750 billion in Saudi-held assets on the market.

World Media Duterte absent from ASEAN meetings
Author: 0 Duterte absent from ASEAN meetings

And even President Obama is not allowed to meddle into the affairs of the Philippines, and how he does his job to rid the country of the illegal drug crisis, to address terrorism and to cleanse the government of corruption. Obama's final stop in Laos included an informal conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of a summit. Tensions between the United States and the Philippines, its former colony, are unusual at high-level meetings.

Author: 0 PA President Mahmoud Abbas was KGB agent

Palestinian officials, however, took no time denying the allegations thrown at Abbas. Washington welcomed Russia's efforts, saying it would be "supportive" of any kind of attempt to bring the two countries closer. Asked about Russia's announcement Thursday, the State Department referred Foreign Policy to September 1 remarks by spokesperson John Kirby of the possibility of Moscow-brokered peace talks.

World Media 110 people stuck in cable cars at Mont Blanc in Alps
Author: 0 110 people stuck in cable cars at Mont Blanc in Alps

It's not clear what caused the cable cars to stop — or if there was an electricity outage. They then delivered blankets and food to those still stuck inside. The cable vehicle was suspended over the gondola of the Panoramic Mont Blanc - connecting the Aiguille du Midi to Helbronner peak - which is approximately 11,358 feet above sea level.

World Media ASEAN Summit to begin today in Vientiane
Author: 0 ASEAN Summit to begin today in Vientiane

The ASEAN Community, which consists of economic, socio-cultural and politico-security pillars, boasts a population of 630 million and US$2.5 trillion gross domestic product, not to mention rich natural resources and strategic locations linking the Indo-Pacific region.

World Media Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG
Author: 0 Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG

And despite reports that Bondi reached out to the real estate mogul to seek financial assistance for her struggling 2014 reelection campaign, Trump claimed on Monday that he "never spoke" to Bondi about donation . "Your big win to open your football season got some attention", the Democratic presidential nominee said to the audience who gathered at the rather intimate student recreation center on the North Tampa campus on Tuesday (Yes, that 56-20 victory over Towson was impressive).

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