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Three TV transmission tower workers die after crane collapses

Three TV transmission tower workers die after crane collapses Miami Gardens Police officials said the workers fell to their death from the tower, which is about 1,000 feet high. The victims worked for Texas-based Tower King II, which had been contracted to upgrade a transmission antenna for WSVN. I saw the debris fly in the air and I immediately called 911'. The men were removing gear at the top of the tower as preparation to install a new antenna when t... [Full Article...]

Democrats Bash the Pro-Union Jones Act

Democrats Bash the Pro-Union Jones Act The Jones Act is a shipping law which, briefly, mandates that any shipping of people or cargo between two US ports must be done with an American ship to avoid tax and tariff penalties. These officials also stressed that the Jones Act is not interfering with the Defense Department's and FEMA's efforts to get goods and commodities to the island. [Full Article...]

China: Recent imports of NKorea coal allowed by United Nations sanctions

China: Recent imports of NKorea coal allowed by United Nations sanctions Seoul did not rule out the launch of new missiles of the DPRK. China resumed North Korean coal imports in August after a almost half-year hiatus, just before a total United Nations ban on Pyongyang's coal trade took effect. The sanctions took effect this month, but China enforced the new measures from August 15. Beijing is concerned that Washington might decide to enact unilateral sanctions on... [Full Article...]

Ban On Whatsapp & Skype Voice Calls to Be Lifted By Saudi Arabia

Ban On Whatsapp & Skype Voice Calls to Be Lifted By Saudi Arabia In the decree he said, "We refer to the negative consequences of not allowing women to drive, and the positive aspects of allowing them to do so, taking into consideration the necessary Shariah regulations and compliance with them". President Donald Trump commended the decision, the White House said in a separate statement that pledged USA support for a plan the Kingdom announced a year ago for ec... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria: Trump Defends Puerto Rico Response

Hurricane Maria: Trump Defends Puerto Rico Response But there's a long way before the recovery effort gets up to full speed. And almost half of the population doesn't have access to clean drinking water. So while they wait for emergency money and materials, Cintron said adults may stay put, and send their kids to Holyoke. "But the chain of command needs to work a little faster". [Full Article...]

Court finds girl, 11, 'consented' to sex with 28yo man

Court finds girl, 11, 'consented' to sex with 28yo man The victim's family has called for the father-of-two to be tried for rape, saying the girl only went home with the man because she was "paralysed" by fear and "unable to defend herself". The family's lawyer Carine Diebolt said she could argue there was an absence of consent, saying the defendant had committed violence against her and had threatened to ruin her reputation. [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM urges Kurds to 'cancel' referendum result

Iraqi PM urges Kurds to 'cancel' referendum result Hendrin Mohammed, the head of the electoral commission, announced the official results at a press conference on Wednesday, saying the referendum passed with 92.73% support and turnout of more than 72%. Baghdad has steadily pushed back against the vote. Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) said on Wednesday it will suspend flights to and from Erbil airport from Friday. [Full Article...]

Bali volcano fears spark exodus of 75000

Bali volcano fears spark exodus of 75000 The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said more than 96,000 people have now fled the area around Mount Agung in the north-east of the island. An exclusion zone around the mountain extends as far as 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the crater in places, but officials say people farther from the volcano are also leaving. [Full Article...]

Trump has made a loud statement on Facebook

Trump has made a loud statement on Facebook Last week, Facebook said it's handing over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to the Senate and House intelligence committees as investigators dig into what happened. "This is too important an issue to be dismissive", Zuckerberg wrote. But in this post , he acknowledges that his earlier comment was dismissive, and then expressed regret over having said it. [Full Article...]

Civilian casualties due to missile malfunction in Afghan capital

Civilian casualties due to missile malfunction in Afghan capital According to Tolo News, the Taliban in particular emphasized that the "target was U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis ". A Taliban spokesman tweeted that the attack was aimed at Mattis' plane. The trip marks Mattis' first visit to the country since US President Donald Trump's pledge last month to win America's longest war. Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg are i... [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg responds to Trump's claim Facebook was out to get him

Zuckerberg responds to Trump's claim Facebook was out to get him Trump didn't specify what prompted his claim against Facebook, though the social network is now embroiled in an investigation about Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. "Calling that insane was dismissive and I regret it", he said. The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US po... [Full Article...]

WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL: Wilcox sweeps & No. 4 Cheshire remains unbeaten

WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL: Wilcox sweeps & No. 4 Cheshire remains unbeaten Hannah Stahle led Davis with 13 kills and four aces. BBHS: Niajia Huval 8 kills, 2 aces; Journee Crutcher 3 kills, 11 assists, 2 digs; Destiny Thomas 10 kills, 2 blocks; Reggi Noel 6 kills, 1 block, 8 digs; Dakotha Daniels 3 kills, 4 blocks; Jacie Laviolette 2 kills, 2 digs; Anaya Wright 12 assists; Hanna Begnaud 2 assists, 1 ace, 13 digs; Kyle Hulin 3 aces, 5 digs. [Full Article...]

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from ISIS captivity, meets PM Modi

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from ISIS captivity, meets PM Modi Father Tom was rescued after the intervention of Oman's foreign ministry. "I am grateful to all people who worked in their own ways", he said, reported news agency ANI . Few days back, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted about the release of the Catholic priest. Father Uzhunnalil was rescued on September 12. [Full Article...]

Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier in jeopardy after N.Korea travel ban

The ban will be reviewed once the situation returns to normal, it said. The Football Association of Malaysia said it will issue a statement later Thursday, when asked if the team would be allowed to fly to Pyongyang despite the ban. The match was originally scheduled for March 28, and then June 8. The Malaysian order also comes four days ahead of the beginning of the trial of two women who hav... [Full Article...]

White House Considering Puerto Rico Shipping Exemption

White House Considering Puerto Rico Shipping Exemption He's also noting Puerto Rico owes " billions of dollars " to "Wall Street and the banks" which, he says, "sadly, must be dealt with". It comes after days of critics saying that the USA government isn't doing enough to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a US territory of almost 3.5 million people that faces months without electricity and a long rebuilding process. [Full Article...]

Macron Unveils Budget Meant to Bolster Influence in EU

FRANCE'S president Emmanuel Macron has laid out his vision for a more integrated Europe and said: 'I can't imagine Britain won't be able to find its place'. Macron also raised the prospect of major changes to the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU's giant farm subsidy programme, which has historically been defended by France and its powerful agricultural lobbies. [Full Article...]

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Ist Test

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Ist Test Pakistan and Sri Lanka are ready to begin a new era with the beginning of their two-match series in the UAE on Thursday. "We have to remember the disciplines (of Younis and Misbah) and whatever they told us should be implemented on the field and start afresh", said Ahmed, who has already led Pakistan in one-day and Twenty20 worldwide. [Full Article...]

China sees 'no winner' in a war on Korean peninsula

China sees 'no winner' in a war on Korean peninsula Twitter's critics believe updating its "public-facing rules " isn't the only thing Twitter needs to be better at and that many of Trump's tweets-which have included gifs edited to depict him tackling a figure representing CNN to the ground or hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton's back-arguably break several of the platform's rules, including a bans on targeted harassment and threatening o... [Full Article...]

Rep. Cummings: Trump 'Laid Out The Foundation' for Roy Moore

Rep. Cummings: Trump 'Laid Out The Foundation' for Roy Moore Strange. Motivated by dedicated encouragement of his fellow evangelical Christians, Mr. Moore outlasted a multi million-dollar advertising aggression funded by associates of Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader. Attorney General. It is such support on the far right, along with Moore's outrageous political record, that is causing significant concern among rights groups, especially given t... [Full Article...]

Pakistani Finance Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges

Pakistani Finance Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges Dar's indictment comes a day after Sharif made his first appearance before a judge to face corruption cases . The accountability court will indict Dar on Wednesday. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, center, arrives to appear in an accountability court in Islamabad . The minister has repeatedly denied his charges, stating that his assets were in accordance with income. [Full Article...]


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