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Paraguay moves embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem

Trump's decision broke decades of worldwide consensus that recognition for one side or the other would kill already-moribund efforts at achieving a deal. Previous US presidents, as well as almost every other country, refrained from opening embassies in Jerusalem , saying the city's final status should first be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. [Full Article...]

Philippine president visits Israel to boost bilateral ties

Philippine president visits Israel to boost bilateral ties While in Israel , Duterte hopes to sign an important oil deal and procure Israeli-made weapons, having been boycotted to a degree by other Western nations. Two years ago, he stirred controversy when he said he was pleased by critics who called him a " cousin of Hitler " since he would "be happy to slaughter " millions of drug users. [Full Article...]

In primary stunner, challenger unseats incumbent Democratic Rep. Capuano in MA

In primary stunner, challenger unseats incumbent Democratic Rep. Capuano in MA Capuano is a white dude. Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley has unseated ten-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano , in surprise upset in the Massachusetts Democratic primary Tuesday. Ms Pressley argued she would bring new energy and awareness of the needs in the state's only congressional district where a majority of residents are not white. [Full Article...]

Labour adopts full antisemitism code with 'freedom of expression' caveat

Labour adopts full antisemitism code with 'freedom of expression' caveat The BBC reported that Corbyn had wanted a longer accompanying statement saying "it should not be considered anti-Semitic to describe Israel , its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist due to their discriminatory impact, or to support another settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict". [Full Article...]

Novichok poisoning: Russia's military intelligence, the GRU, never forgives a traitor

Novichok poisoning: Russia's military intelligence, the GRU, never forgives a traitor Police issued photographs of the suspects, while Russian Federation continued to deny involvement. "Based on the body of intelligence, the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police and the CPS ( Crown Prosecution Service ) are officers from the Russian military intelligence service also known as the GRU", May told parliament. [Full Article...]

Nine-year-old Indian girl gang-raped, murdered

Nine-year-old Indian girl gang-raped, murdered The police officer said a charge sheet will be filed at the earliest to proceed with the investigation. Police said sustained interrogation and forensic and medical examinations led them to believe the girl had been gangraped, strangled, struck with an axe, had her eyes gouged out and acid poured over her because, allegedly, her stepmother was jealous that her husband lavished attention and love... [Full Article...]

Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’

Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’ Russia , an ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, on Tuesday resumed air strikes on Idlib after a 22-day pause. Syrian and allied Russian forces are preparing for an assault on the last-remaining rebel stronghold of Idlib. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated Russia's position, calling Idlib a "hornets' nest of terrorists". "To President [Vladimir] Putin and President [Recep Tayy... [Full Article...]

Chemnitz: The city that became a flashpoint of German anti-migrant violence

Chemnitz: The city that became a flashpoint of German anti-migrant violence Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said it was understandable that crimes like the knife attack in Chemnitz would provoke sadness and concern among the population. In the immediate aftermath of the murder, police were overwhelmed as 800 far-right protesters mobilised in the streets calling on supporters to "defend" their country. [Full Article...]

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan Afghan forces, meanwhile, are chronically understrength because of heavy casualties and high levels of desertion, and continue to face problems with organization and logistics that have long hampered their effectiveness. He said: "There are groups in Afghanistan who want nothing more than to harm others". He told CNN: "Peace negotiations should be among Afghans and for Afghans. [Full Article...]

Russian military unleashes massive air-strikes over 20 areas in Idlib

Russian military unleashes massive air-strikes over 20 areas in Idlib In a tweet early Tuesday, President Trump warned Syria and its Iranian and Russian allies that a "reckless" assault on the province would be a "grave humanitarian mistake ". "It is from there (Idlib) that drones are launched to threaten our temporary bases [in Syria]", Peskov said. Restoration of Damascus's control of this province will put an end to large-scale military confrontation in ... [Full Article...]

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal

GMB union calls for a public vote on the Brexit deal May's official spokesman, James Slack, said Johnson's opposition to the Chequers plan was well known, and there were "no new ideas in this article to respond to". He wrote: "The fix is in". The ex-foreign secretary added: "The reality is that the European Union has so far taken every important trick". "The UK has agreed to hand over £40 billion of taxpayers' money for two-thirds of diddly squa... [Full Article...]

Man held after backpack fire near USA embassy in Cairo: statement

Man held after backpack fire near USA embassy in Cairo: statement He had concealed the explosive device in a suitcase he was carrying, the source added. The Garden City area is also the location of the British embassy. citizens should " avoid the area ", adding that it was aware of reports that local transportation had been disrupted due to the incident. "The Embassy is resuming normal business", the message said. [Full Article...]

China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show

China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show In the aftermath of the controversial back-to-school special going viral across the country, the kindergarten's management company has issued an apology to parents, saying that they only meant to introduce children to different kinds of performances, but did not properly consider what the reaction would be. [Full Article...]

Jalaluddin Haqqani: Militant network founder and Osama bin Laden ally dies

Jalaluddin Haqqani: Militant network founder and Osama bin Laden ally dies Mawlawi Sardar Zadran, a distant relative of Haqqani, said, "They kept the news secret because it would negatively affect his supporters - because those who were very loyal to him might not continue fighting after his death", Zadran told The New York Times. [Full Article...]

Trump renews attacks on ‘the Jeff Sessions Justice Department’

Trump renews attacks on ‘the Jeff Sessions Justice Department’ President Donald Trump has called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner", striking a far more shocking and profane tone in private than his public attacks, according to a new book from legendary journalist Bob Woodward. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Jebi lashes Japan

Typhoon Jebi lashes Japan Strong winds blew in areas far from the typhoon including the Tokyo metropolitan area. In Osaka, the Universal Studios Japan theme park and U.S. Consulate were both closed. Jebi, whose name means "swallow" in Korean, was briefly a super typhoon and is the latest storm to hit Japan this summer following rains, landslides , floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. [Full Article...]

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House The Post describes Trump's former personal attorney in the Russian Federation probe as skittish about Trump's ability to testify without perjuring himself, quoting John Dowd as saying, "Don't testify". "I'm not going to sit there and let him look like an idiot", Dowd allegedly told Mueller . Let's go in. Let's kill the fucking lot of them", The Washington Post reported Tuesday in a piece with d... [Full Article...]

Supermarket stuck googly eyes on fish to make them look fresh

Supermarket stuck googly eyes on fish to make them look fresh A video of a woman discovering the googly eye on the fish she bought from the store circulated in social media on Friday, Aug. 31. A Twitter user identified as Elodie Mainze said: 'That is gross, and bad business practice, but I can't help [but] laugh at the same time. [Full Article...]

Many feared trapped after bridge collapsed in India

Many feared trapped after bridge collapsed in India Total six people were taken to hospital, Firhad Hakim, a West Bengal government minister, said. Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel rushed to the spot and carried out rescue operation. "Hard to gauge enormity of tragedy as yet looking at visuals". "My thoughts are with the families of the victims. Some construction workers rescued at least five persons". [Full Article...]

Typhoon Jebi makes landfall in Japan, 600 flights cancelled

Typhoon Jebi makes landfall in Japan, 600 flights cancelled A powerful typhoon is approaching Japan's Pacific coast and forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds to much of the country. Now churning over Pacific waters east of Okinawa island on the country's southwestern tip, Jebi was expected to sweep above a region surrounding the commercial hubs of Osaka and Kyoto before heading out to the Sea of Japan. [Full Article...]


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