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S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister The police minister, Bheki Cele , says the high murder rate "borders close to the war zone - while there is peace and there is no war". Table Talk with newly elected Minister of Police Bheki Cele in is office in Parlaiment, Cape Town. The province with the least amount of murders was the Northern Cape at 340, a decrease from last year's 344. On Tuesday that meant police reported . [Full Article...]

Jaitley denies Mallya met him before leaving India

Jaitley denies Mallya met him before leaving India On the Rafale deal issue, Nirmala Sitharaman while speaking to a news agency on Wednesday said that deal for procurement of 126 Rafale jets under UPA fell through as HAL did not have required capability to produce them. "There is a series of letters between the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and the SBI (State Bank of India)". It also seeks to prove there are no "bars to extradition" and that the t... [Full Article...]

U.S. House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll

U.S. House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't believe 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico a year ago as a result of Hurricanes Maria and Irma - a claim that drew swift criticism from members of both parties. A U.S. government report published this month concluded that the federal response in Puerto Rico was hampered by a lack of trained staff as well as by major logistical challenges. [Full Article...]

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System said up to 43.3 million people could be affected by the storm in the Philippines and southern China . Office of Civil Defense chief Ricardo Jalad said other northern provinces will also start evacuating residents from low-lying areas on Thursday. Forecaster Meno Mendoza says Mangkhut's strong winds can topple huge trees and whip up storm surge... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump’s autumn visit to Ireland postponed

The stopover was on his way home from Armistice Day commemorations in France on November 11. "Trump's values are not our values, and there should be no welcome mat laid out for a man of his world-view", the party said on its Twitter account earlier this month. [Full Article...]

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes In November, the ICC prosecutor asked to investigate crimes allegedly committed by members of the US military who served in Afghanistan. The State Department said the step - the latest in a series of moves targeting the Palestinians - came after a careful review of the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization office centered on the fact that no "direct and meaningful negotiations ... [Full Article...]

Kulsoom Nawaz: Ex-Pakistan PM's wife dies in London

Kulsoom Nawaz: Ex-Pakistan PM's wife dies in London In a statement, Prime Minister Imran Khan , a bitter rival to the Sharifs whose PTI handily beat the outgoing PML-N at a general election in July, said Nawaz Sharif and his daughter would be "provided all facilities that they are entitled to under law". [Full Article...]

Germany calls Swedish vote a 'turning point'

Germany calls Swedish vote a 'turning point' With nearly all districts having reported, the ruling centre-left Social Democrats and Greens and their Left Party parliamentary allies had 40.6 percent of the vote, while the opposition centre-right Alliance were at 40.3 percent. "This government has had its chance". The head of the four-party Alliance (the conservative Moderates, Centre, Liberals and Christian Democrats), Ulf Kristersson, told... [Full Article...]

Delta Fire 40903 Acres: I-5 to remain closed

Delta Fire 40903 Acres: I-5 to remain closed The fire, which started on August 5, caused the complete shutdown of Interstate 5, with still no estimated time for reopening. Due to the public safety threat posed by the Delta Fire , visitors and tourists will not be granted access through the soft closures to these communities. [Full Article...]

Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed

Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed Former President Barack Obama says November midterm elections give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics". "We have the chance to flip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks and balances in Washington ", Obama said . [Full Article...]

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were indicted in Mueller's investigation in February, accused of tampering in the 2016 election to support Trump. Jeff Sessions was a fan of his plan to have candidate Donald Trump meet with Russian ruler Vlad Putin. He also played a role in kick starting that investigation, after drunkenly telling an Australian diplomat the Russians had dirt on H... [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast Tropical Storm Florence, the sixth named storm, is expected to become a hurricane Saturday night, the NHC said. Florence is expected to be back at Cat 4 as it approaches the Atlantic Coast this Wednesday to Thursday. The two weather systems churning in the Atlantic Ocean continue to gain strength, with Helene now a Category 1 hurricane and Isaac projected to become one by tonight. [Full Article...]

Officer named in killing also shot a man in 2017

Officer named in killing also shot a man in 2017 Hall said a different agency, the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, is investigating the case. "On September 6, 2018 at about 9:59 p.m., an off duty Dallas Police officer called police dispatch and said she was involved in a shooting at the apartments located at 1210 S. [Full Article...]

Four people dead after gunman opens fire in downtown Cincinnati

Four people dead after gunman opens fire in downtown Cincinnati He had a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, Isaac said, adding that the gunman was not a former or current employee of the bank He had gone to several businesses before going to the bank, he said. He died at the scene, Isaac said. Santa Perez had been in Cincinnati since at least 2015, police said. No officers were injured in the incident, and the gunman's motive remains unclea... [Full Article...]

Personal and financial details were compromised in British Airways hack

Personal and financial details were compromised in British Airways hack British Airways (BA) has revealed it's been the subject of a massive data breach thought to have affected hundreds of thousands of customers over a two week-period last month. The airline apologised for the “disruption that this criminal activity has caused”. It plans to handle any financial claims on an individual basis. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign aide sentenced - and his lawyer blames Trump

Former Trump campaign aide sentenced - and his lawyer blames Trump In hindsight, he said in court, he recognizes that was wrong and "might have harmed the investigation". During the hearing, Papadopoulos' attorney Thomas Breen argued that "The President of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever did", and that Papadopoulos "was unsophisticated, he was naive, and he was a fool". [Full Article...]

Cincinnati bank shooting reportedly leaves four dead including gunman

Cincinnati bank shooting reportedly leaves four dead including gunman Police say the suspect had never worked at Fifth Third and don't have any information linking him to other businesses in the building. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have responded to the scene and are assisting Cincinnati police in their investigation, the bureaus said . [Full Article...]

United States official says Donald Trump staff working against 'amoral' president

United States official says Donald Trump staff working against 'amoral' president Despite the problems caused for President Donald Trump by the New York Times anonymous op-ed, Fox News' Chris Wallace today threw cold water on the idea he can simply just demand the Times reveal the name. He said the scoop from the op-ed is essentially "Trump's not nice". Mr. Trump also is looking into possible action against The New York Times . [Full Article...]

'Don't let people die' Erdogan tells Tehran summit

'Don't let people die' Erdogan tells Tehran summit The Russian President emphasised that the numerous civilians living in Idlib province must be taken into account before executing any plan to bring about a solution to the conflict. A Syrian woman sits on a straw mat next to children outside a tent at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing government forces near the village of Sarman in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, ... [Full Article...]

Third Moon-Kim summit to be held September 18-20: envoy

Third Moon-Kim summit to be held September 18-20: envoy Frustrated with the lack of progress, Trump last month cancelled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Pyongyang after the North reportedly sent a belligerent letter to the U.S. For his part, Trump had abruptly canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned visit to Pyongyang, citing a lack of progress in denuclearization talks. [Full Article...]


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