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Jet fuel crisis forces more flight cancellations

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Jetstar has also cancelled a handful of domestic flights. She said passengers were being asked to check their flight times over the next two weeks by visiting the airline's website or by contacting the reservations centre. Up to 27 flights from Auckland were suspended until Sunday and the restauration of fuel supplies could take between 10 to 14 days. Mr Tighe-Umbers said Air NZ did not expected their worldwide cancellations to increase beyond what they were on Wednesday and it had lifted ... Read More »

Japan PM Abe calls for global blockade of N. Korea

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stressed the need for pressure and not dialogue in responding to North Korea's continued nuclear and missile provocations. "Now is the time to apply pressure", Abe told a gathering of investors at the New York Stock Exchange, remarks he later reiterated in an address to the annual United Nations General Assembly. Read More »

Suu Kyi Responds to Dalai Lama's 'Buddha to Help Rohingyas' Assertion

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Many have also called for Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize for failing to put a stop to what the United Nations has described as " ethnic cleansing ". Suu Kyi has been slammed by many human rights advocates for maintaining a silence on the plight of the Rohingya community in Myanmar. Referring to her recent visit to the Cox's Bazar refugee camp, she said it reminded her of the situation during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Read More »

Midday Report: Stocks Slightly Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

The Fed also said Wednesday that it will begin to gradually unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet next month. Such a move would allow the Fed to effectively raise interest rates without touching its key short-term rate, known as the federal funds rate, said Phil Blancato, CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management. Read More »

LeMieux: UN speech reflects the Trump Doctrine

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Trump also singled out Iran , calling the US's nuclear deal with the country, brokered by President Barack Obama, an "embarrassment". Tensions between the USA and North Korea have escalated since Trump came into office. "To overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past", Donald Trump said today at the general debate of the 72nd session of General Assembly. Read More »

New iPhone on pre-sale tonight, in-store next week

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This is the biggest launch from Apple since its first device came out. The iPhone X represents a major step-up for Apple and what it's willing to charge for its top-of-the-line flagship smartphone. However, what the company tucked away in the finer details was the fact this fast charging feature would be only available to users if they were willing to spend around Rs 6500 extra on a special charger and cable because Apple wouldn't bundle fast charger and relevant cable in the box ... Read More »

Israeli Patriot Missile Shoots Down Iranian-made Drone Over Golan Heights

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The actual take-down was accomplished by a Patriot missile stationed in northern Israel, the debris landing on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Haaretz later reported the drone was Russian and breached Israeli airspace by mistake. He also is concerned about Tehran's support for anti-Israel groups like Hezbollah, and its development of long-range missiles capable of striking his country. Read More »

Jose's tropical force winds to hit NE, Long Island, Cape Cod

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Winds are forecast to gust to 40 to 50 miles per hour along the MA coast with some gusts to 60 miles per hour possible on Cape Cod and the Islands beginning late Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday . Cuomo held a storm briefing at the welcome center Tuesday morning. On Pacific Street near Shore Road in Lindenhurst, surges caused by Jose brought water into the neighborhood and into people's homes. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack

Anti-terror police in the United Kingdom are continuing to question two suspects arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempting to blow up a London Underground train. The home in Sunbury-on-Thames is owned by an elderly couple who have fostered hundreds of children. In a statement posted on the force's social media channels, Mr Higgins said the force would maintain a "strong relationship" with communities in an effort to beat terrorism. Read More »

Haley: Trump's fire, fury comment 'not an empty threat'

In August, North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan from a region near Pyongyang. North Korea's news agency Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released pictures showing Kim Jong-un laughing as he watched the missile take off . "We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point", Haley told CNN's State of the Union . America's ambassador to the United Nations is raising the prospect of USA military action against North Korea if ... Read More »

NK says Trump threat is 'sound of dog barking'

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As the U.S. and North Korea traded verbal barbs, Washington's allies in the region risked angering China by dismissing the prospect of dialogue with the regime. Days later the United Nations passed a fresh round of sanctions against the country restricting oil imports and banning textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. Read More »

After new North Korea missile test, Trump says United States has military options

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Rather than focusing on the United States leaving the Iran nuclear agreement, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani must "follow the rules", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday. of old, says U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley . Feinstein said that a freeze of both its nuclear program and missile arsenal, rather than ending them, would be more palatable to North Korea and to China, which fears the US goal is toppling Kim. Read More »

Urgent action on Rohingya crisis urged

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Over time, the overall cost will probably run into many hundreds of millions, said Eric Schwartz, the president of Refugees International. Myanmar's state Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi , who is under increasing worldwide pressure over the Rohyngya exodus, on the other hand, has criticised media hype and a "huge iceberg of misinformation" for distorting the global picture of events in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. Read More »

Marlins slugger Stanton crushes 56th home run

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PIRATES 6, BREWERS 4: Adam Frazier hit a two-run homer off Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel with two outs in the ninth to lift Pittsburgh at home. According to MLB Statcast the ball came off the bat at 116.7 miles per hour making it the second hardest-hit home run of 2017. Read More »

Massachusetts Attorney General Hits Equifax With Suit Over Hack

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The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges Equifax violated MA consumer protection and data privacy laws due to the massive breach that exposed vital personal information of potentially 143 million Americans. Arbitration Clauses: Equifax has stated enrollment in "TrustedID Premier"- their product offered in response to the breach - will not subject an enrollee to mandatory arbitration. Read More »

UPS to hire more than 400 people at new Edgerton facility

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Traders who own the stock with a record date on Mon, Aug 14th was issued a dividend of $0.83 for a share. Also, Executive Vice President Alan Gershenhorn unloaded 17,699 stocks of the firms shares in a trade on early Tue, Aug 22nd. 210.55 million shares or 2.34% more from 205.74 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Walter And Keenan Fincl Consulting Co Mi Adv owns 8,050 shares or 0.49% of their U.S. Read More »

Trump Scolds Rand Paul As Republicans Try To Repeal Obamacare Yet Again

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Jimmy Kimmel used Tuesday's taping of his ABC late-night show to rain fire upon the Graham-Cassidy bill. However, as Kimmel said on Tuesday night, while the bill says those with pre-existing conditions can not be blocked from getting insurance, it does allow states to get waivers to vary premiums based on someone's health - so the premiums would likely be unaffordable. Read More »

Third suspect arrested over London train attack

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The other two people, aged 18 and 21 years, are still in detention, in the framework of the anti-terrorism act. The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibiity for the bomb blast on its Amaq news agency but authorities are yet to present any indication that the jihadist group played a role in the attack. Read More »

Iran calls Trump a 'rogue newcomer'

The meeting will be the highest-level U.S. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley previewed Trump's most likely course of action in a speech before the American Enterprise Institute in early September. "And we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program". Trump in his speech Tuesday called the nuclear deal "an embarrassment" for the United States . Read More »

Lorain residents worry about family in Puerto Rico

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But some analysts and advisers to Puerto Rico bondholders also said Wednesday that a massive hurricane recovery effort could help stimulate economic growth on the island. "She said if anything happens she will be with God and she's good, don't worry about her, for us to take care of ourselves". "Hurricanes produce what are called long period swells, and those will be moving rapidly to the coast, and you can have strong rip currents because of it, and those will probably start here in a couple ... Read More »

James Corden 'disappointed' in himself after kissing Sean Spicer at Emmys

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At this moment, part two of the joke appeared. To say that some viewers were not pleased with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's cameo on the Emmys Sunday evening would be an understatement. But many on Twitter and in the liberal punditry were angered by Hollywood's seeming embrace of Spicer Sunday night. Former high-profile White House staffers Sean Spicer , Steve Bannon, and Anthony Scaramucci are staying loyal to President Trump as they try to carve out new ... Read More »

London bomb suspect arrested at Dover

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An 18-year-old man was apprehended at the Dover ferry terminal, a main link to Europe, followed by a 21-year-old man in Hounslow in west London. Neither has been charged. A friend, Alison Griffiths, said they are "great pillars of the community" who have taken in several hundred children in the last 40 years. Local residents quoted in British media said the owners of the house were elderly foster parents who had recently hosted refugees from conflict zones. Read More »

Teenager returns lost wallet with $1500 inside to owner

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Melissa Vang posted a short clip to Facebook on Friday showing a young man waving a wallet at the security camera pointed at her front porch. A young Sacramento man is receiving well-deserved praise on social media after he went out of his way to return a wallet he found, which had $1,500 in cash inside. Read More »

Opposing Trump and Netanyahu's Shared Agenda

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Trump, meanwhile, barely mentioned Iran at their joint appearance, instead reiterating his desire to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and telling the visiting Netanyahu there was a "good chance" such an accord could happen. "It would be a fantastic achievement, and we are giving it an absolute go", Trump said as he sat alongside the Israeli leader during a meeting in NY. Read More »

Manafort Offered 'Private' Campaign Briefings to Close Putin Ally

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The Washington Post , citing sources, said Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an intermediary, asking that a message be sent to Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum kingpin Manafort had done business with in the past. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told the Post the offer was for a "routine" briefing and said none ever took place anyway. The former campaign chair has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »

Facebook Promises Tighter Controls Following Racist Ad Targeting Debacle

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On 6 September, Facebook acknowledged that an influence operation probably based in Russian Federation purchased $100,000 worth of ads on its platform to promote divisive social and political messages. The announcement and mea culpa come amid increased scrutiny of Facebook's advertising tools. The company also temporarily blocked ad all targeting terms after the ProPublica story, but will re-adding 5,000 approved categories like nurse or teacher. Read More »

'Rocket Man' jibe by Trump goes viral

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Yes, the tone was relatively measured, but the language used was characteristically blunt. "Big speech at 10:00 A.M.", the president wrote on Twitter . Trump's comments came one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered that the United States could move to shoot down North Korean missiles if they are aimed at Guam or another USA territory, the New York Times reported . Read More »

Ivanka Trump admirers are spending thousands to look like her

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When host Dr. Mehmet Oz asked, why talk about postpartum depression? "Well I didn't know that I was", Trump said. "I am ambitious, I'm passionate, I'm driven, but this is something that affects parents all over the country". They then chose to follow up with a sit-down meeting on Wednesday to gauge if there were opportunities for Australia to partner with Ms Trump and her foundation. Read More »

California Sues Trump Over The Border Wall, Citing Environmental Laws

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Becerra is scheduled to travel to Border Field State Park near San Diego to announce plans to sue over construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties. With Mexico refusing to pay, Trump has said since taking office in January that the wall will initially need USA funding but that he will find a way to make Mexico ultimately pay for it. Read More »

Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

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Trump's mention of bullying was immediately complicated because of her husband's bellicose approach to public life. She called on all of the countries in the United Nations to support her initiative. On Friday, she visited a youth center at Andrews Air Force Base, and on Saturday she will make her first solo trip overseas as first lady to Toronto for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Read More »

Prosecutors Want Anthony Weiner to Serve About 2 Years in Prison

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In a sentencing request filed in federal court in New York City on Wednesday, acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim rebutted Weiner's recent request to avoid jail time, calling the proposal "inadequate". He also sent her a text telling her "what he would do to her, if she were 18", Kramer wrote in her filing. The lawyers asserted that the girl had been looking for material for a book, which she was now "shopping to publishers", and that she had also hoped to influence the presidential election. Read More »

University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

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Senate post to accept the position as the school's 13th president. Throughout his five decades of public life, President Boren has honorably served the people of his state and nation. Boren Hall, and the College of International Studies, which will soon bear his name when he is no longer president. In fact, the main campus of the University of Oklahoma received three times as much money from contributions as from appropriations from the state of Oklahoma. Read More »