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Uri attack: India to nail Pakistan

Making a statement during the 33rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), India on Monday said it firmly believes that a policy of "zero tolerance" against terrorism is as much an worldwide obligation as it is a commitment to its own people.

House Committee Appeals to Obama: No Pardon for Snowden

According to Snowden , he " could go on ". In 2013, Snowden leaked top secret information about NSA surveillance activities after fleeing to Hong Kong and meeting with journalists from the Guardian newspaper. On the day before the release of the Snowden Movie , US lawmakers released a highly critical report of the disclosures made by the man who has been living in Russian Federation since 2013.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet Wednesday on sidelines of United Nations summit

They also maintained it could have been more generous if Netanyahu had been more diplomatic in his opposition to the USA -led nuclear accord world powers signed with Iran past year. "Either they do not have the facts or they are distorting the facts, and they are, of course, showing ingratitude, and in my view this is the saddest thing of all, ingratitude to our greatest and best friend, the United States".

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu car bomb

Some of its most brutal attacks have been in neighboring Kenya, which has taken a key role in the African Union's military action against the group. "They were riding in military vehicles they captured from the Kenyan army during the El-Ade attack", said witness Abdi Samow.

Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

It does not usually release hostage without payment of a ransom. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered on Monday, April 25, 2016, in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015.

Colin Powell Says Israel Has 200 Nukes In Leaked Email

Congress focusing on the Iranian nuclear deal, he wrote that Iran would never use a nuclear weapon if it was able to develop one. Powell , who also served as White House national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would not comment on whether or not he maintained security clearance.

Brazil's Lula calls charges against him 'pure fiction'

A while before being known the denunciation, the national president of the PT, Rui Falcao, said this was an expected action, with the goal of politically inhabilitating him and prevent him from running for the 2018 elections. "What has raised all that hatred against the Workers' Party was the success of our government, the biggest policy of social inclusion in the history of this country", Lula said at a Workers' Party event.

Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

That is why the policy of the Obama administration is that Snowden should return to the USA and face the very serious charges that he is facing", he told reporters yesterday. I've seen what's possible with hacking, and all that fun stuff, so I think that it's... Speaking Wednesday via video, Snowden told a news conference in New York City that he was "comfortable with the decisions I made" but whether or not he gets a presidential pardon is not up to him.

Columbus Police And City Officials Speak About Latest Shooting

The teenager was shot several times after he pulled out a BB gun, which fires shot pellets, during a confrontation with police in an alley. Police said additional suspects were being sought as the shooting and reported robbery remained under investigation.

Philippine Government Reaffirms its Military Commitments with US

In April, meanwhile, the Philippine navy began joint South China Sea patrols with the U.S. Navy. "The point is I don't want to ride gung-ho style there with China or with America". "Who am I to abrogate a treaty?" he said as he addressed troops. Reacting to Duterte's pronouncement on Mindanao, Pentagon spokesman Commander Gary Ross said on Monday that the U.S.

Explosion leaves 23 dead in Bangladesh

Fires and other accidents are common in the factories that make up the $27-billion garment industry in Bangladesh, the world's second-biggest apparel exporter after China. That tragedy triggered global outrage and successfully put pressure on U.S. and European clothing brands to improve deplorable safety conditions at the factories that supply them.

Iran threatened to shoot down USA spy planes over Persian Gulf

Trump, who has drawn criticism for his frequent praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, also mentioned a recent incident in which a Russian fighter jet came within 10 feet (3 meters) of a U.S. According to reports, there have been more than 30 close encounters with Iranian vessels by American ships so far this year. That was at least the fourth reported encounter in less than a month.

What Klyde Warren Park Has to Do With the Dakota Pipeline Protest

The planned route for the pipeline would take crude oil from the Bakken shale, a vast oil formation that stretches across parts of North Dakota, Montana, and Canada, all the way to refineries in the Gulf Coast, passing through the sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe .

The Giant Panda Is No Longer an Endangered Species

A nationwide census was run in China, which showed that 1,864 giant pandas are living in the wild in the decade leading up to 2014, which is an increased over the 2003 census listing 1,600. The East Africa gorillas have moved one step closer to extinction after the IUCN changed their status to "critically endangered" following a population decline of 70% in the last 20 years.

Turkey ready to join USA in capturing Syrian city from Islamic State

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down on pro-democracy protests. On Wednesday Ankara announced its openness to conduct a joint military operation with the United States to wrest the IS stronghold of Raqqa from its control.

'Kim Jong-Un stresses on need to bolster nuke arms'

North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles into the sea on Monday as world powers gathered for a G20 meeting in China, with leader Kim Jong-Un hailing the tests as "perfect". Melissa Hanham, an expert on North Korea's weapons programme at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, said it was hard to determine so far if there had been any technical progress.

ME men hurt, 1 dead after boats collide during race

Taunton PD said the first boat, operated by the 72-year-old Mainer, spun out at 65 miles per hour and caused a pileup. "When the start came, I noticed there was two boats out front and they were really smoking into that turn and I thought, man, I better watch this", described Garrick.

Saudis Round Off Security Measures Ahead of Saturday's Start to the Hajj

From Asia, Africa and points in between, almost 1.5 million Muslims launched the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites on Saturday, undeterred by a stampede past year that cost around 2 300 lives. Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the city of Mecca , at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015.

Syrian opposition hopes Russia-US deal will aid civilians

The area has been targeted by Syrian Government forces, as they step up military operations to capture Aleppo - Syria's biggest city. President Bashar al-Assad would be required to leave office at the end of those six months. Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir, whose country backs the opposition, said the HNC was going further than before in outlining its vision for a post-Assad Syria .

The Philippines and Indonesia Coordinate Actions to Fight Piracy

President Rodrigo Duterte said the most important message that he was able to deliver before foreign leaders in the ASEAN Summit he attended in Vientiane, Laos is that that the country will pursue an independent foreign policy. Hundreds of alleged dealers have been killed in the Philippines since Mr Duterte allowed to police to shoot them on sight. The United Nations had sought a meeting between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Mr.

Top Saudi cleric will not deliver hajj sermon

But tens of thousands of Shia Iranians are absent because of long-running tensions with Sunni Saudi Arabia . The paper cited health reasons. Last September 24, Mina was the scene of the deadliest disaster in hajj history, when the stampede broke out as pilgrims made their way to the Jamarat Bridge for a stoning ritual.

Turkey hails US-Russian deal on Syria

In Aleppo, desperate civilians described a battle for survival. European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini welcomed the Syria truce deal announced by Russian Federation and the United States on Saturday and called on the United Nations to prepare proposals for political transition talks in Syria.

Assad Troops Accused of Dropping Chlorine Bombs

If sustained, the advance would reverse almost all the gains rebels made in a sudden push last month, tighten the blockade over rebel-held eastern Aleppo and ease access for the army into government-held western districts through the city's south.

Obama and Duterte meet despite Filipino leader's crude remark

They met at the holding room. Obama said both of their governments should work together to advance relations between their two countries. They met on Wednesday night before a leaders' dinner in what Obama described as "not a long interaction".

'Soviet Papers Show Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Was KGB Agent' Claim

Palestinian officials scoffed at the report, calling it a brazen effort to undermine him at a time when he is struggling with dissent at home and seeking support overseas. The document was allegedly smuggled out of the Soviet Union in the 1980's by a former KGB archivist who'd become disillusioned with Soviet repression, according to a New York Times story published yesterday .

110 people stuck in cable cars at Mont Blanc in Alps

The 5-km (3-mile) ride between the Aiguille du Midi peak and the Helbronner summit, at the border between France and Italy, is at an altitude of over 3,000 metres (9,840 feet). Rescuers were reported to have said they hoped to have everyone safely off the cable vehicle before nightfall. The rescue attempt is said to be dependent on the weather, particularly the wind conditions, but according to local media, 17 people have already been rescued by helicopter.

China pledges improved relations during ASEAN summit

Duterte lashed out at Obama with profanities over the American president's plan to bring up the issue over the rising drug-related killings in the Philippines since he took office on June 30. If, in fact, Obama and Duterte did meet, then the U.S. Later in the speech, Obama said he believes that "nations are stronger and more successful when they uphold human rights".

NASA sees 2 landfalls for Hurricane Newton in Mexico

The storm was expected to dump eight to 15 centimetres of rain, before passing into the USA state of Arizona later in the day, the Florida-based weather centre said. The storm caused a large swell that sunk a shrimp fishing boat between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific ocean, leaving two people dead and three missing, said Los Cabos civil protection director Marco Antonio Vazquez.

Palestinian President Abbas says no meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu in Moscow

The Palestinians favor the French peace initiative launched in June at a one-day summit in Paris of foreign ministers from two dozen countries aimed at rebooting peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, who were not invited to the event.

Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in Islamic State attack

Canikli also said 110 Islamic State and Kurdish militia fighters had been killed since the operation began. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that his country was ready to cooperate with the U.S. Warplanes carry out airstrikes in northern Syria hitting five Daesh targets, says Turkish military. It said the wounded were evacuated by helicopters.

Najib to lead M'sian delegation to Asean summits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) was a key partner for India's Act East Policy, which was vital for the economic development of our Northeastern region. At the 14th ASEAN-India Summit, Mr. Modi and ASEAN Leaders will review ASEAN-India cooperation and discuss its future direction under each of the three pillars of politico-security, economic and socio-cultural cooperation.

Kim Jong-Un stresses need to bolster nuclear arms: KCNA

Monday's missile launch came four days before the 68th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's government, and days after South Korean and USA troops ended annual joint summertime military drills, which North Korea regularly describes as a dress rehearsal for invasion.

Syrian forces reclaim parts of Aleppo

Before rebels broke through government lines to open a new route into the east a month ago, the United Nations had warned that food supplies there would only last until mid-August. On Monday, there was a large suicide bombing and fighting in a government-held part of al-Amariya district north of Ramousah, where rebels said they had advanced into several buildings and supporters of the army said it had repulsed an attack.

Mike Pence will release his tax returns 'in the next week'

The Republican vice presidential nominee told NBC News' Chuck Todd , at the end of the above just-released video, that he will be releasing his tax returns next week. "I trust Donald Trump's judgment to assemble around this team a group that's going to help us move forward and be successful and win". While Clinton battles accusations of secrecy and wrongdoing, the Trump campaign also has questions to answer on the issue of transparency.

Seoul says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea has a record of holding missile launches when it is on the agenda at meetings of world leaders. Monday's launch very well could have embarrassed North Korea's main ally, China, which has gone to great lengths to ensure the G20 summit goes smoothly in Hangzhou .

Couple wanted in kidnapping of murdered woman's children arrested in Colorado

Two people accused of kidnapping three young children of a woman whose body was found in the Gorman area have been arrested in Colorado, a day after the children were found safe in a New Mexico motel, officials said. The couple, formerly of Fresno, had been moving "from motel to motel" and were staying in Lebec just before Harvill's murder, according to police. A warrant has been issued for their arrest under Los Angeles County DA Case #BA449493.

Anti-immigrant party overtakes Merkel's CDU in German state election poll

Angela Merkel's continued defense of immigrant acceptance policies goes alongside her defiant position that, despite "mishandling" the crisis, there is still a way to combine the welcoming of those who need asylum and protecting the border and safety of her country.

In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

The UNSC consistently condemned North Korea's ballistic missile tests until June, but in July China and Russian Federation became reluctant to back any further condemnations. It flew 500 kilometers (around 300 miles) towards Japan, far exceeding the range of the North's previous sub-launched missiles. The launch was immediately slammed by neighbors Japan, South Korea and China, who pledged to enhance their cooperation in dealing with Pyongyang during a meeting in Tokyo.

Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

Its Falcon launch rockets are created to be reusable with the ultimate goal of putting humans on Mars. That seems to be quite the moot point right now as the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket scheduled for that flight exploded during a static fire in the last hour.

Coca-Cola workers open delivery, find massive €50m coke stash

An investigation into trafficking and importing banned substances was launched by the Marseille prosecutor's office on Wednesday (31 August). While the original Coca-Cola formula developed by John Pemberton in 1886 called for coca leaves, the precursor to cocaine, modern formulations are cocaine-free.

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

The mayor of Amatrice , the hardest-hit of the three medieval towns flattened by the quake, was also upset. An effigy of the crucified Christ hung above a makeshift altar. Many families have already claimed loved ones and held private funerals elsewhere. "You may be able to rebuild the town, but you can't bring back the lives that were lost", said Giuseppina Sorrentino, a native of Amatrice , tears streaming down her face.

France criticizes Turkish military intervention in Syria

It puts Washington in the hard spot of having to choose between two allies, and it is likely to divert resources from the fight against IS. The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on the Islamic State group instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America's war strategy in Syria.

North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

News of Thae's arrival in South Korea emerged on Wednesday after a report which said an unnamed official from North Korea's embassy to the United Kingdom had defected to a third country. It was the government's first official response to the defection. On Wednesday, North Korea had warned that the planned deployment of the American THAAD anti-missile system on South Korean territory, a major point of conflict between the two Koreas, could prove disastrous for bilateral relations.

Democrat: Maine should consider recall of LePage

Last year, King told the governor to "man up and apologize" after LePage said states without income taxes had lured away ME residents including King. LePage also said he has been in consultations with his staff and family about what else he intends to do to in the wake of the controversy, which erupted last Wednesday when a television reporter told LePage that Gattine had called him a racist.

Pat Hickey's release from Bangu prison is "imminent"

Hickey, who was released on Tuesday, had been held in Rio's Bangu 10 maximum security prison since his arrest on August 10 in a luxury beachfront hotel during the Games. "I've always wanted to be someone that people would say, 'you are the only one, '" Koike said. The OCI has confirmed that it has paid one month's rent, for a one bed apartment in Rio, where Mr Hickey will stay while under house arrest.

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

Al-Adnani was one of the jihadist group's longest-serving officials. Adnani, a senior leader in the group, has been the voice of Islamic State over the past few years, and has released numerous, lengthy audio files online in which he delivered fiery sermons urging followers to carry out attacks.

Vladimir Putin arrested in U.S. on trespassing charge

A Publix in downtown West Palm Beach was invaded by an unwelcomed guest who claimed to have the same name as a strong-armed foreign leader. Putin refused to leave the premises after being approached by managers, CBS 12 reports. Meanwhile, it's not known if the Russian president who also carries the Putin name also does his own shopping. The suspect appeared in court on Monday morning.

USA criticizes Turkey as it extends offensive to Kurds in Iraq

At least thirty five people have been killed in continuing Turkish strikes on Kurdish-held areas in Syria near the border city of Jarablus. The US is also an ally of the YPG, which has been the most effective force fighting ISIS. forces, and we do not support them", he added . As Reuters explains , the SDF is a "a coalition that encompasses the Kurdish YPG militia and which has been backed by Washington to fight the jihadists".

9 killed, several injured in attack on American University

Reports said the dead also included three police officers, two university guards, and a teacher. Hundreds of trapped students were rescued during the overnight operation, many of whom tweeted desperate messages for help, with some using classroom furniture to barricade the doors.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offers bounty on corrupt police

Duterte said, as quoted by Inquirer. The UN special rapporteur on summary executions, Agnes Callamard, said earlier this month that his directives "amount to incitement to violence and killing, a crime under global law". I am declaring war. "I will finish this war against corruption, drugs and crime", Duterte said in a speech Sunday. "It has infected every nook and corner of this country, involving generals, mayors, governors, barangay (village) captains, and so numerous "ninjas" [as] we ...