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Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire amid humanitarian crisis


The group "strongly urges the Burmese [Myanmar] government to reciprocate this humanitarian pause", the statement added. Myanmar, which has previously labelled ARSA as "terrorists", appeared to reject the overture. "If we have to move from here, where will we go?" Burma's government says 30,000 non-Rohingya have also been displaced by the conflict. The mission will leave on Saturday to review the situation in refugee camps. Read More »

Putin does not recognise North Korea's nuclear status


Abe agreed that Seoul and Tokyo should convince China and Russian Federation so that the UN Security Council can adopt tougher sanctions against the North. Putin believes in the possibility of solving the question of the Korean peninsula. Putin however said that sanctions against North Korea were "useless and ineffective". Read More »

Farah wins fourth North Run title


Kenya's Mary Keitany won the elite women's with the third fastest time in its history. "The previous times I have taken part were wonderful". Briton Simon Lawson came first in the men's wheelchair race, with Swiss athlete Manuela Shar winning the women's. Read More »

Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Irma response operations


Last week, the 177th fighter wing from Egg Harbor Township announced on its Facebook page that eight Army National Guard members and four Air National Guard members trained in medevac and hoist-rescue operations were deployed to Texas. As Hurricane Irma gets close to the Florida coast, NY is deploying a team of rescue specialists to prepare for the worst. "Our personnel are here to serve", Col. Read More »

Duterte hits Aung San Suu Kyi for failure to address Rohingya crisis


Burmese leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize can not be revoked in the row over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims , the Norwegian Nobel Institute has said. Another Nobel Peace Prize victor, Malala Yousafzai, pressed Ms Suu Kyi to act, saying: "Every time I see the news, my heart breaks at the suffering of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma)". Read More »

Congress Approves Hurricane Harvey Aid And Raises US Debt Limit


The House is expected to pass it tomorrow. The Senate has passed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey — almost doubling President Donald Trump's emergency request and adding a deal between Trump and Democrats to temporarily extend the government's ability to borrow money to cover its bills. Read More »

USA not disputing North Korea's claim to have tested H-bomb


The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said the United States will seek a Security Council vote on its proposed sanctions on Monday. In a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday, US president Donald Trump insisted that military action against North Korea was not his "first choice" and pushed for a diplomatic option. Read More »

Putin: More Sanctions Against North Korea Would Be 'Useless and Ineffective'


There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue". The North - which in July carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches that apparently brought much of the USA mainland into range - has rapidly made progress with its weapons program in defiance of seven sets of United Nations sanctions. Read More »

BRICS summit: Putin says Trump is 'not my bride'


It said the decision was in response to the Kremlin forcing the United States to cut diplomatic staff in Russian Federation, and warned it was "prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted". The US-Russia relations, which many had hoped to improve after Trump's ascendancy, has continued to remain volatile. "We are engaged in state affairs", he said. Read More »

Smoke seen billowing from Russian Federation consulate Trump ordered closed


A woman walks past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016. While discussing U.S. -Russia relations, Putin also noted he is not close to Trump, despite common speculation from Trump opponents to the contrary. Read More »

Coast Guard urges boating safety as Irma approaches


The U.S. Coast Guard is warning mariners to be extremely cautious if they must venture off North Carolina's coast Saturday. Hurricane Irma is tracking more to the west of Western North Carolina after making landfall in Florida this weekend. Read More »

Body of Missing Texas Realtor Found, Ex-Husband Charged


Those close to her became anxious when, uncharacteristically, she failed to respond to telephone calls and texts. Crystal's ex-husband Steven Wayne McDowell, 44, was arrested and charged with murder, a first degree felony. According to the police, her Mercedes was unlocked when they found it and the car's keys were in the console while Crystal wasn't there. Sheriffs later found a black bag containing her business paperwork at Steve's house. Read More »

NIMA ROOZ: Nancy Dupree Dies In Kabul


Born in India to American parents in 1927, Madam Nancy for the first time moved to Afghanistan in the year 1962, accompanying her husband who was on a diplomatic mission to Afghanistan. "So we had a concerted campaign to go around the city and buy up all the books, the looted books, that we could find". "It makes me sad because their own history is so rich". Read More »

Made anti-tank guided missile Nag flight tests a hit


On July 3, India had successfully test fired a quick reaction surface-to-air short-range missile , which was also indigenously built, from a test range off the Odisha coast. The missile can hit a target up to seven km. The successful flight tests of NAG missile mark the completion of development trials of the missile taking place in a year ago. Read More »

Trump briefed on Irma; Pence going to FEMA headquarters

The chance that Irma will hit Florida "continues to increase", the National Weather Service says, though it's too early to indicate the timing and extent of the damage. Instead, it will be storm surge, which he said could reach 8 feet (2.4 meters) in a worst-case scenario. During President Donald Trump's trip to hurricane-ravaged Texas recently, Trump and the first lady wore baseball hats, but not just any hats. Read More »

Risky turn in Korean nuclear conflict


China, long considered North Korea's sole ally around the world and certainly its top trading partner, has been at the center of criticism from U.S. "China has not just influence but has numerous levers that are needed to change behaviour in North Korea", Fallon told BBC radio. The Trump administration has obliged in spades after the impoverished totalitarian nation conducted a series of missile test firings and followed with its largest nuclear test yet, all of which rattled South ... Read More »

President Trump, Cabinet gathered for updates as Hurricane Irma neared Florida

Trump also issued a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico on Sunday and expanded federal funds available to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Irma, the White House said . "President Trump will hold his fourth Cabinet meeting on Saturday and will lead discussion on the administration's priorities in addition to receiving briefings on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Irma ", the White House said. Read More »

Twelve picnickers of a family drown at Hawkesbay


The drowned people belonged to the same family. According to reports, they were staying at Hut no 99. The deceased reportedly did not listen to orders and moved to deeper water. A statement issued by the Governor House said he also expressed condolences and sympathized with the families of the victims. He said, "All our sympathies are with the aggrieved families and Punjab government equally shares their grief". Read More »

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) Shares Bought by GAM Holding AG

The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.03 on September 7, reaching $86.45. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Inc. 2,510 shares valued at $201,528 were sold by Bjornholt James Eric on Monday, May 22. Microchip Technology Incorporated most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.31 for the June 2017 versus $0.84 in the same quarter past year, representing 56% growth. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi To Meet Business Leaders, Overseas Indians In US


The general election may be two years away but Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to test the waters with his first public address overseas at Times Square in NY on September 20. Looking forward to addressing students at the University of California and interacting with Indian Overseas Congress members, Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. Read More »

South Korean Leader Asks Russia to Help Stop North Korean Provocations


Putin called for dialogue on the crisis and warned against other actions that could cause the situation to escalate. President Trump also criticized the policy, calling it unworkable " appeasement ". "They would rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme", he said. But the North Koreans said the nuclear tests will continue. They had spoken over the phone six times as of Monday, the day after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test. Read More »

Mr Blair's deathbed repentance on migration


Former British prime minister Tony Blair . Unlike France and Germany, which did not give migrants from the 10 countries which joined the European Union in May of that year full access to their labor market until 2011, the then-Labour government did not insist on any transitional controls. Read More »

Senate Passes Harvey Disaster Relief Bill With Debt-Ceiling Rider

Under this plan, the House would pass the almost $8 billion Harvey relief bill on Wednesday. But that was little consolation to conservatives already frustrated that Republican leaders were moving toward raising the government's borrowing capacity without also putting in place spending cuts or other conservative policy changes. Read More »

Egyptian police kill 10 militants in Cairo raid


When the police forces approached to the apartment, terrorists opened fire on them, the official said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered by the police. Terrorist attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule. Read More »

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for return of Palestinian pilgrims


A top-level Hamas delegation, including the group's head Yahya al-Sunwar, arrived to Egypt Saturday to discuss national reconciliation between themselves and the Palestinian Fatah movement. An Egyptian source confirmed Haniya's arrival with a delegation for talks on the border crossing, security and power supplies, Reuters news agency reported. Read More »

Irma track shifts west

Cooper on Wednesday declared a state of emergency. "Currently, we're unsure whether it will be a coastal event, a western event, or whether it will go right through the middle of the state", said North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Spayberry on Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Congress approves Trump's deal with Democrats


A senior Democratic aide told NBC News Thursday that Pelosi told her colleagues at a whip meeting she specifically asked Trump to tweet a message clarifying that current DACA recipients would not be subject to deportation for another six months. Read More »

John McCain Says His Brain Cancer Prognosis "Is Pretty Good"


Washington needs to "make sure that Kim Jong Un knows that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction", McCain said on CNN's " State of the Union ". McCain also said Congress should act to help the young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children who had been protected against deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump rescinded last week. Read More »

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation


Qualcomm Inc. had 100 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform" on Wednesday, July 26. Applied Materials Inc. had 85 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. Read More »

Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis


The North conducted its sixth nuclear test a week ago - saying it was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted into a missile - sparking worldwide condemnation and calls for further measures to force an end to the perilous stand-off. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , has said if war broke out, there would be heavy civilian casualties in the first few days before the USA could mitigate the North's ability to strike Seoul. Read More »

GOP Miami mayor calls on Trump to talk climate change

A lack of rain-absorbing green space and poor zoning laws were important factors, as was Houston's outdated and poorly regulated drainage system , which is created to clear out just 12 to 13 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, rendering it incredibly obsolete and ridiculously inappropriate for what is regarded as the most flood-prone city in the U.S. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Red Cross opens shelters across SC


Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 3 storm late Saturday morning as it continued to batter Cuba with sustained 125-mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said. Cooper said unsafe surf and rip currents will continue on the coast and rain could bring flash flooding to some areas. While Cooper said he doesn't anticipate mass evacuations from the western mountain region, state transportation officials said they already are seeing increased traffic from motorists fleeing north from the storm. Read More »

FHP: Evacuees can drive on I-4 shoulder


Troopers said drivers should only use the left shoulder when directed by law enforcement and highway signs. FDOT says that though traffic is heavy in some areas, traffic is flowing through this section. There is no contraflow or one-way on Florida roads as of Friday afternoon. This is the first year that FDOT enacted the shoulder-use plan. Besides the two interstates mentioned, the only other routes that could use shoulders include Interstate 75 along Alligator Alley and I-10 from ... Read More »